Friday, May 31, 2013

{maggie's class @ Creative Adventure Downunder]

It has been a little hectic since I arrived home from NZ - my first ever trip overseas and it was FANTASTIC!!! Spent 4 days with some great friends, met new friends created some fabulous pieces that I am in love with and got the chance to be creative with some of the most talented ladies EVER.........

My first post on the recap of Creative Adventure Downunder

My last class for the weekend was with the talented 
NZ gal Maggie Ben
Maggie Ben

Maggie did an amazing job with so many ladies in the class it was a little hectic but I am stoked with my end result.

Maggie's class was a layout - but being the Memory File gal that I am I converted mine I think it turned out great!

This post is for you Maggie....... :0)

Maggie's Layout

The layout featured refined NZ beeswax we melted it over a chipboard 'Create' word then sprinkling  blue/green/bronze coloured perfect pearls over.  The results were amazing!
The layout also featured soft white and teal polka dot feathers, with a trail of little paua shells thanks Maggie it resulted in a little 'Kiwiana' to remind  international visitors like me of the beauty that is NZ.

Here is my version - Memory File style....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

{design team announcement]

I have been busting for weeks now to announce two new Design Team Members to the Scrappingcleary Team and today is the day!

Welcome aboard to two very very talented and creative ladies 
Kathryn Morrow and Lorrie Nunemaker.

Hello! My name is Kathryn Morrow and I currently live in Arlington, Texas.  I have been married to a wonderful man, Quintin, for 22 years and have two lovely children:  Mikaelah, 17 and Brendan, 14.
I have always enjoyed being creative and have been involved in everything from jewelry designing to quilting to mixed media art and finally scrapbooking.  My first “creative” dream that came true was being published several times in the magazine Somerset Studio back in the late 1990s, early 2000s.  I was completely humbled (and panicked!) when I was asked to be one of five artist’s world-wide to participate in a “With One Stamp” challenge for the November/December 2000 issue.  It was a special time in my life.
My creative life changed abruptly when my second child was born in 1999.  He had most of his right lung removed when he was 6 months old, followed by years of severe illnesses.   I homeschooled my daughter until she was in third grade.  Needless to say, anything creative consisted of gluing macaroni noodles onto construction paper!
Fast forward ten years when a friend encouraged me to get back into scrapbooking.  So much had changed in the paper arts world, it was as if I had never scrapbooked before that time!  We would get together several times a week and it was the most refreshing, freeing and rewarding time.  I also took lots of classes including ones from such talented teachers like Heidi Swapp and Nic Howard. 
I love to be busy so these are just a few things that have kept me moving and grooving this year:  I have a small space at a local boutique in Arlington; I have homeschooled my 17 year old daughter this year, substituted at my son’s private school and helped care for my best friend’s young children two times a week, all while consistently spending time in my studio, creating all kinds of works.
I continue to have my faith strengthened and my creative horizons elevated by the wonders of love and life, and by seeing God’s hands at work in the world around us.

I love all things paper.  I always have.  I can remember when I was a young child, while my friends would want to play house, with dolls, etc., I wanted to play “office”.  I had papers stacked, tons of pens and I hoarded envelopes, receipts and such my mother would throw in the trash.  As an adult, my love of paper continues (although I’m no longer digging through the trash for envelopes – well, unless they are really fun envelopes)!
I started scrapping several years ago after a friend sent me a handmade birthday card.  I thought it was the coolest thing EVER!  I immediately became obsessed with scrapbooking, which led to cardmaking, to mini-albums, and the list goes on from there.  As a compliment to paper crafting, I also enjoy photography and working with digital elements in Photoshop.  Often I combine paper crafting with digital crafting to create hybrid projects.  I had the privilege to be a part of the Jessica Sprague Digital Scrapbooking  Design Team for two years, and was an instructor for her Project Plaza Series specializing in hybrid crafts. I’m also a certified digital designer. 
I’m so excited to be a part of Scrapping Clearly ‘s design team!

Be sure to take a look at the girls galleries over at - you won't be disappointed!

In a few weeks time another announcement will be made with loads of talent and inspiration coming your way..... I just love to share that is what it is all about!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

{australia day memory file extra's}

I have already posted this Memory file which I created based on Chelsea's Australia Award but here it is again in more detail (just for you Kim)........ hope you like

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[latest memory file}

I just loved creating this mini Memory File using Heidi Swapp's new Color Pop range - it is so jammed pack full of pages and little openables and I love it.

On Mother's Day my sister in-law took some really impromptu family photo's of us in the local park and they turned out just beautiful so I have decided to make Memory Files for my mum and mother in-law and my grandmother, I made this one first and I love it so much I think I will have to keep it lol..... the best thing is I can now start the next one!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013


18TH MAY 2013 @ SCRAPPINGCLEARLY - Sheridan Street Gundagai NSW 2722

10.00am till 2.00pm

CLASS COST $ 40.00

Come along and enjoy creating a beautiful 6 x 6 Acrylic Album using the vintage Stella Ruby Range

Only 8 spots left so be sure to phone or email for a spot

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{memory file system}

Women everywhere are embracing a whole new way to document, capture, share and store memories! 

There are no rules for creating these files. They are available in ‘regular' size, same size as a basic file folder, but just with fun, funky edges and beautiful prints inside and out. They are also available in a ‘mini' size (about a 6x8) size perfect for smaller projects, or combining the mini folders into the larger ones!

Here are just a few of mine......

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