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Life.Paper.Scrapbook. Issue 1 2013 - Autumn

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Welcome to the first ever issue of Life. Paper. Scrapbook. I am so delighted to be sharing this little magazine with you all. It has been a labour of love to get this first one together and I will admit that it has been a bit of a learning curb but we are very pleased with the finished result and hope you will be too. When I first decided to put LPS together I wanted to share my passion for paper crafts and had a vision to create a place where people could share their work and get inspiration from other designers. I was delighted at the response to the submission call and reassured that many other people shared that vision for the magazine with me. In our first issue we are introducing our design team, meeting three Australian designers, talking about some of our favourite products and of course sharing inspiration in our gallery pages. I hope you enjoy this first issue and find inspiration within the pages. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey.

52 Reasons I Love you

Tracy McLennon - Canada

This adorable little mini is made from a deck of playing cards. Tracy used cardstock and leftover scraps from her scrap bin to create this wonderful little gift. It is just beautiful. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



Issue 1 2013 - Autumn Creative Director/Editor: Manda Moore


Assistant Editor: Petrice Sullivan Design Team: Becki Adams Caz Hancock Danielle De Konink Jeanette Lee Leanne Allinson Louise Beerens Lucia Barabas Marielle LeBlanc Michelle Stokes


Contribution/Submission Enquiries: Advertising Enquiries: Blog: All artwork is copyright of the original artist and may not be used without their permission. 4

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Featured Designers Felicity Wilson............................38 Mel Nunn...................................42 Petra Corcoran...........................80 Galleries Design Team...............................9 Sketch Challeng.........................34 Scrapbook.................................47 Mixed Media..............................77 Project Life................................85 Mini Albums..............................93


Products Product Love...............................6 CHA Picks.................................30 Fab Four....................................92 Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



We all have our favourite products that we love to use and each month our Design Team will be sharing some of the current products that are taking a star spot on their scrap desks at the moment.

Navy Triangle Wahshi Freckled Fawn “Geometric shapes, especially triangles are super hot right now and washi is one of my favourite ways to add little touches of trendy patterns to my layouts” - Manda, Editor

Flair Buttons Cre8tive Cre8tions You’ve gotta love flair and Cre8tive Cre8tions flair has a great variety “They have so many gorgeous buttons in all imaginable prints and colors. A flair button adds some extra touch to your project as well.” - Danielle, DT

Mister Hueys Studio Calico Mists are a must have on your craft desk whether you are using them to spritz your page, use a mask or splat onto your page. Mister Hueys are a very good choice with a strong pigment and bright colour. “Spray ink can make mist, splats, recolour chipboard/ cardstock and get some great effects with masking, very versatile stuff!” - Louise, DT


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Here & There Wood Veneer Cats Studio Calico “I love wood veneer because it is so easy to alter in a number of ways - inking, embossing, covering in washi or using them as a mask. As a self confessed Cat Lady I had no choice than to grab these as soon as they were released!” - Manda, Editor. (They also have dogs for all the canine lovers out there.)

Enamel Dots My Minds Eye These are a favourite of a lot of people at the moment and come in many different colours, most of the new MME collections have them. “I love how they add a small splash of color and some dimension to my projects. Those little dots find their way onto almost everything I create these days.” - Becki, DT

Artisan Chipboard Pink Paislee

“I absolutely adore Pink Paislee Artisan Chipboards. They come in varying shapes and sizes and the best part is that you can alter them with inks or mists to suit your projects. Sometimes i like to leave them in its raw white colour too.” - Jeanette, DT

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Design Team GALLERY

Describe your style?

Louise Beerens LPS Design Team - Australia

I would describe my style as clean and simple but I do enjoy splattering my layouts with a bit of ink, and adding machine stitching. My favourite manufacturers are Studio Calico, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket.

What are 5 of your favourite things to use on a layout? On my layouts I love to use patterned paper, stamping, machine stitching, spray inks and lots of white space.

Louise is a SAHM from Perth, Australia Do you have a favourite technique? and has been scrapbooking for the last Fave technique would be machine stitching. Who inspires you? six years or so. She loves to get creative I’m inspired by Ali Edwards’ story telling and the simple when she can and has her own beauty of Anna-Maria Wolniak’s work (who I’ve only store selling her beautiful recently discovered) handmade cards. You can find out more on her blog.


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Mini Me (above right) Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill. Paper - Cosmo Cricket. Embellishments - Cosmo Cricket. Border Punch- Martha Stewart Crafts. Ink - Tim Holtz. Machine Stitching, bakers twine, eyelet’s.

Opposites (right) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Sassafras. Embellishments Sassafras. Border Punch- Martha Stewart Crafts. Ink - Tim Holtz. Machine stitching, twine, eyelets, brads.

@ 10 wks (left) Materials: Paper - Basic Grey. Embellishments - Basic Grey. Ink - Tim Holtz. Machine Stitching.

Flying to the Moon (far left) Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill. Paper October Afternoon. Embellishments - October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket. Mask - The Crafters’ Workshop. Ink - Studio Calico.

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Caz Hancock LPS Design Team - New Zealand

Originally from the UK, Caz moved to a small town in New Zealand where she lives with her hubby and her beautiful daughter. She discovered scrapbooking by accident when she wanted to make a paper gift for her husband for their first anniversary and hasn’t looked back since. Describe your style? I would say my style is layered, but still keeping it clean and simple and mostly girly :)

What are 5 of yout favourite things to use on a layout? My most used and favourite things are: wood veneer, flair badges, washi tape, enamel dots the fifth one changes a lot but right now it is binder clips

Do you have a favourite technique? Layers, layers, layers, funnily enough this was something I could not pull off, then I took a class at Studio Calico and it has changed the way I scrap forever!

Who are you inspired by? Oh so many people, where to start but I love Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine so much, they both have such a clean style like me, even though I layer I still think I have clean lines.


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Fall Head Over Heels (above) Materials: Studio Calico Roller Rink Kit. Paper - Pebbles, Studio Calico, American Crafts, Kesi Art. Embelishiments - October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Sodalicious, Freckled Fawn, My Minds Eye, Making Memories, Chic Tags.

Sweet and Sassy (above right) Materials: Studio Calico 35mm Kit. Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico, Kesi Art, My Mind’s Eye. Embellishments Studio Calico, October Afternoon, Chic Tags, Prima

Hello Beautiful (left) Materials: Studio Calico 35mm Kit. Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Kesi Art. Embelishiments - Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Freckled Fawn, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Basic Grey

So Much Love (right) Materials: Paper - Amerincan Crafts Embellishments - American Crafts, Tessa Ann Designs, My Minds Eye, Sodalicious. Ink - Prima Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Leanne Allinson LPS Design Team - Australia

Leanne is a SAHM who has her hands full with 4 beautiful kids who lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. She started scrapbooking when her youngest child was about eight months old “I have so much I want to document and it seems, so little time to get it all done!” How would you describe your style?

Every Book is an Adventure

My style would be best described as using clusters in white space. I also predominately scrap in the A4 size or 8.5in x 11in. Lately white cardstock has become my friend and I love teaming it up with beautiful colours.

Materials: Cardstock - Kaisercraft. Patterned paper - Bella BLVD. Alpha - Bella BLVD alpha+bits, Bella BLVD High Five Alphas. Embellishments - Bella BLVD cardstock stickers, Bella BLVD ciao chip chipboard, Bella BLVD designer tape, Silhouette America cutting files, Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Tools - Silhouette Portrait, black pen (sharpie).

What are 5 favourite things to use on a layout? My most favourite things are: 1 - white space, 2 - mist/paint splatter, 3 - bright, fresh colours, 4 - gorgeous embellishments that subliminally relate to the story I’m scrapping, and 5 - journaling.

Do you have a favourite technique? My favourite technique would be to use layers. Lots and lots of them. :) I will often come back to a layout after I “feel” like it is finished and tuck in some extra pieces of patterned paper between and below base papers.

Who are you inspired by? I am inspired by so many wonderful scrappers. Maggie Holmes, Tina Walker, Melissa Stinson and my dear Aussie friends Kim Jefress, Gail Lindner, Kerryn Lawson & Melinda Spinks. However, I also love visiting pinterest for inspiration!!


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The Game We Play (above) Materials: Cardstock - Kaisercraft. Patterned paper - Jillibean Soup. Alpha - Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas, Jillibean Soup alphabeans. Embellishments: Jillibean Soup banners, Jillibean Soup sugar pick, Studio Calico Mister Huey’s colour mist, Jillibean Soup die cuts, Jillibean Soup soup labels. Tools - Fiskars cloud punch, Martha Stewart pinking circle punch, Martha Stewart circle punch.

Hello (above right)

Materials: Cardstock - Kaisercraft. Patterned paper - Pebbles Inc. Alpha- Silhouette America cut file. Embellishments - Pebbles Inc Family Ties cardstock stickers, Pebbles Inc Family Ties chips, Greatest View speech bubble badge, Silhouette America cut files (my own), brads, October Afternoon Sprinklers, Studio Calico Mister Huey’s color mist. Tools - Silhouette America.

Remember This (right) Materials: Cardstock - Kaisercraft. Patterned paper - Echo Park, Bella BLVD, Crate Paper. Embellishments - Bella BLVD designer tape, Greatest View badges/flair “In Style”, Greatest View pink twine, Greatest View Yellow Chevron ribbon, Greatest View free printable journaling tags, October Afternoon Sprinklers - Midway Token, Manor House flowers, Kaisercraft mini blooms, Kaisercraft pearls. Tools - Fancy That Dies “Morrocan Wall” die, Sharpie, EK Success border punch.

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Jeanette Lee LPS Design Team - Singapore

Living in the exciting city of Singapore, Jeanette works as a teacher. Starting out by doing some scrapbooking as presents for friends, it soon grew into a full time hobby and as a creative escape from work. How would you describe your style?

Do you have a favourite technique?

I would describe my scrapbooking style as soft, clean and streamlined. I love fussy cutting, clustering elements on my pages and finding a balance in composition and style. But that does not mean I confine myself to what I love best. Occasionally, you will see pages where I try out new mediums and techniques while staying true to my style.

That’s a tough one. I will narrow it down to punching and misting. That is probably why I have tons of mists and punches that I can’t get rid of. They are used in every layout I make.

5 favourite things to use on a layout? Buttons. Flowers. Brads. Washi Tapes. Tags.


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Who are you inspired by? Stephanie Howell. Her layouts are clean and simple and yet they speak volumes about the stories behind the photos. I am always inspired to push myself to document about my stories. Oh! and her blog entries always relate to my heart, in one way or another.

Thank you 4 being you (right) Materials: Patterned Papers and Cardstock Prima, American Crafts. Embellishments - Crate Paper, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin, Simple Stories, Studio Calico. Flags and Tags - Simple Stories, Crate Paper. Thickers - Crate Paper

My Life (below right) Materials: Patterned Papers and Cardstocks - American Crafts, Simple Stories, Crate Paper. Polaroid’s Hampton Arts, MyMindsEye. Embellishments - Simple Stories, Jenni Bowlin, MyMindsEye. Pins - Maya Road. Buttons and Flairs - October Afternoon, Crate Paper, FindingNana (Etsy Store). Stamps - Lily Bee. Title - Simple Stories. Pearls - Melissa Frances. Misting - Tattered Angels Crushed Sands. Mask Pink Paislee.

To My Valentine (Far left) Materials: Patterned Papers - Webster Pages and Crate Paper. Flowers and Resist Canvas Flowers - Prima. Chipboards - Maya Road. Embellishments - Crate Paper and Prima. Flair Button - FindingNana (Etsy Store). Dolly Die Cut Lifestyle Crafts. Pearls - Prima. Tiny Text - Cosmo Cricket. Rubons - October Afternoon

Adore (Left) Materials: Patterned Papers - Basic Grey. Embellishments - Basic Grey, American Crafts. Flair Buttons and Buttons - Basic Grey, FindingNana (Etsy Store). Tissue Tapes - Tim Holtz. Title stickers - Basic Grey. Date stamp American Crafts Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Becki Adams LPS Design Team - USA

Living in a small town in Idaho, USA, Becki is a SAHM to three wonderful children. When she was given an assignment in home economics in 1996 she could never have known that it would lead to a hobby that would become her passion. How would you describe your style?

Who are you inspired by?

I define my style as colourful, bold, clean and classic

That’s a hard question. There are so many people. I’m probably most inspired by my kids, my favorite pages come from an idea I got from them. As far as scrapbookers that I’m inspired by, I adore Jen Gallacher’s work as well as Shimelle Laine’s design principles. Elizabeth Kartchner is also a favorite of mine her Dear Lizzy collection is a must for me.

5 favourite things to use on a layout? Patterned paper - I’m a huge patterned paper addict. I always use several different patterns on each layout, wood veneer, letter stickers (Thickers are another addiction of mine) washi tape and enamel dots.

Do you have a favourite technique? Layering, I love stacking elements on my pages and tucking little bits into the layers for lots of texture and dimension.


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This is the great life (right) Materials: Patterned Paper - Crate Paper, Echo Park, American Crafts. Journaling Card - Pebbles. Wood veneer - Studio Calico, Pink Paislee. Letter stickers - American Crafts. Buttons - October Afternoon. Washi Tape Freckled Fawn. Flair - Ormolu. Banner - Crate Paper. Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye. Brads My Minds Eye. Ink - ClearSnap.

2 beautiful smiles (below right) Materials: Patterned Paper - American Crafts. Letter Stickers - American Crafts. Die Cuts - Maya Road, American Crafts. Brads - My Minds Eye, Echo Park. Adhesive Pearls Doodlebug Designs. Lace Trim - Websters Pages. Doily - Wilton. Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye. Spray ink - Studio Calico, Tattered Angels. Date Stamp - American Crafts. Pen Smash by K & Company. Adhesive - Scotch, EK success. Ink - Clearsnap.

Her baby blues melt my heart (Far left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Patterned paper - Crate Paper, October Afternoon, American Crafts. Die Cuts - Studio Calico, American Crafts. Letter stickers - American Crafts. Twine - American Crafts. Brads - My Minds Eye. Wood Veneer - Studio Calico. Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye. Pearls - Pebbles, My Minds Eye. Bling Teresa Collins. Pen - Smash K & Company. Punches - McGill. Staples - Tim Holtz. Sewing Machine - Brother. Thread - Coats & Clark. Adhesive - Scotch, Ek Success, Tombow. Ink - ClearSnap. Decorative Tape Bella Blvd, American Crafts.

Everyday She Asks... (Left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd. Letter Stickers - American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket. Buttons - October Afternoon. Ink - ClearSnap. Decorative Tape - Bella Blvd. Pearls Doodlebug Designs. Adhesive - Scotch, EkSuccess. Crochet Thread - Craft Supply.

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How would you describe your style?

Marielle LeBlanc

I am a traditional layout scrapper. I love layering, color and lots of small details. I love creating boy layouts !!!

LPS Design Team - Canada 5 favourite things to use on a layout? www.lescrapdemarilou.blogspot Thread - I sew on most of my layouts, buttons (I have an addiction to them), foam squares, foam Thickers (another addiction) and stickers/chipboards.

Marielle is from New Brunswick in Canada, which is a bilingual province so Do you have a favourite technique? Layers, layers and more layers! she is fluent in both French and English Who are you inspired by? and of course scrapbooking. A mum to Oh boy ! so many people ‌. fellow Canadians Kristine two boys, she also works as a nurse. She Davidson from Creative Scrappers, Nicole Nowosad and first started scrapbooking after the birth Melanie Blackburn, Melinda Spinks (her attention to detail is remarkable) and I had the pleasure of being on of her first son and has never looked the Imaginisce team with her a few years ago, I also love back. Jenny Evans and Becky Williams.


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Our cute son (right) Materials: Papers - Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye. Stickers - Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc, Jillibean Soup. Tags - Elle’s Studio, Jillibean Soup. Button - Bo Bunny.

So crazy about you (below right) Materials: Papers - Fancy Pants. Alphas - American Crafts,October Afternoon. Buttons - Fancy Pants. Chipboards Fancy Pants. Punches - EK Success, Creative Memories.

Lucky you’re in my life (Far left) Materials: Papers,tag and buttons My Minds Eye. Corrugated paper and journaling tag - Jillibean Soup. Glimmer Glaze- Tattered Angels. Mini frame - FabScraps. Star punch - Creative Memories.

My little man (Left) Materials: Papers - Echo Park and American Crafts. Alphas - American Crafts, Basic Grey, October Afternoon. Stickers and tags - Echo Park and Pink Paislee. Buttons - Basic Grey. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


How would you describe your style?

Danielle De Konink

To describe my style...I think I have 2 styles actually and it’s a little depending on the products I use what style it is going to be. One is clean & simple with a good use of embellishments. The other is a more artsy style, with a good use of stamps in black. Both of my styles include layering and lots of handstitching.

5 of your favourite things to use on a layout?

LPS Design Team - Netherlands

Layering, handstitching, India ink, background stamps and vellum.

Do you have a favourite technique?

Danielle lives in The Hague in The Not just one, there are a couple of techniques you’ll find Netherlands where she works in on almost every layout: layering, stitches and something the insurance industry. She started including ink. scrapbooking in 2004 when she was on a Who are you inspired by? trip to the USA, at the time scrapbooking I don’t get inspired by one particular person. I pick up ideas everywhere, also outside of scrapbooking. Mostly was not popular in her country so she I get inspired by the photos and products I have on hand had to get creative with her supplies. and they lead me into a design.


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Farm girl (right) Materials: Paper - KI Memories, Amy Tangerine. Tags - Chic Tags, Pebbles. Wood Veneer - SODAlicous. Alpha Simple Stories. Butterfly - Pink Paislee Artisan. Spray Ink - Mr. Huey’s.

Winter view (below right) Materials: Paper - Cre8tive Cre8tions. Flair Buttons - Cre8tive Cre8tions. Stamps - Cre8tive Cre8tions. Wood Veneer - Freckled Fawn. Masks - The Crafters Workshop, Donna Downey. Spray ink - Mr. Huey’s. Alpha - AC Thickers.

Dream big (Far left) Materials: Paper - I {lowe} scrap. Flair buttons - Cre8tive Cre8tions. Stamp Kaisercrafts.

Dreamy (Left) Materials: Paper - My Mind’s Eye. Brads - My Mind’s Eye. Label Stickers - My Mind’s Eye. Pins - My Mind’s Eye. Alpha AC Thickers.

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Michelle Stokes LPS Design - Australia

Michelle lives with her family in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She works part time so she can spend lots of time with her little girl and tries to get creative as much as possible. Although she has been scrapping for at least seven years, the last three years she has focused on Project Life. How would you describe your style? My style of traditional scrapping is generally very simple, I tend to search for lots of ideas/ sketches and go with the flow from what I have liked. With Project Life I try to be as creative as I can. I treat each pocket like a mini layout showcasing photos and products used.

5 favourite things to use on a layout? Washi tape - I am addicted, flair, kraft or light coloured Card-stock as the base. I like to stick to the basics - journalling card/sticker/ spot of some sort and thickers... LOVE them and have a massive collection!

Do you have a favourite technique? I like trying different techniques when ever I can, but I don’t really have a favourite as yet. I’m a pretty basic scrapper and prefer the picture and/or journalling to tell the story and stand out more than the products themselves.

Who are you inspired by? I find inspiration in a lot of places. Many favourites on my go to list but more for Project life than traditional layouts.

Me and my BFF Patterned paper - Dear Lizzy. Frame - Maggie Holmes. Alphas - October Afternoon, Maggie Holmes. Chipboard shapes - Dear Lizzy. Stickers - Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine. Mask Studio Calico. Colour shine spritz - Heidi Swapp. Paint dabber - Jenni Bowlin for Ranger. Ink - Stazon.


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Project Life 2013, week 6 (top)

Project Life 2013, week 7 (above right)

Materials: Patterned paper - My Minds Eye. Alphas - Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, Heidi Swapp (coloured with Blazing Red Stazon ink), Spotlight. Flair - A Piece of Cake Designs. Journalling cards Becky Higgins. Stamps - Give a give a...Stamps. Calendar card - In a Creative Bubble. Washi and fabric tapes - Glitz Design, My Minds Eye, Typo, Stationery Love. Wood veneer - Freckled Fawn. Butterflies

Materials: Seafoam journalling cards - Becky Higgins. Stamps - Give a girl a...Stamps. Glitter tape - American Crafts. Heart Paislee Press. Stickers - Heidi Swapp, Typo, Maggie Holmes. Alphas - Sn@p. Ribbon - Typo. Polaroid frame - Studio Calico. Flair - A Piece of Cake Designs. Washi tape - KI Memories.

and arrows - Heidi Swapp. Stickers - My Minds Eye, Sn@p, Lollipop - Charms Creations. Paper bag - A Greatest View.

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Lucia Barabas

How would you describe your style? Loose, clean, fresh and lots of white

LPS Design - Australia 5 favourite things to use on a layout?

White thread, bakers twine, doilies, paint and I have a thing for foam alpha thickers.

Well travelled and bilingual (she speaks Do you have a favourite technique? four different languages!) Lucia lives in I rarely finish a page without sewing. Poland. She started scrapbooking in 2010 Who are you inspired by? and loves it so much she hopes to create Two designers who inspire me are Page Evans and Rahel her own line of scrapbooking supplies. Menig


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Shopping Marathon (above right) Materials: Paper - I Lowe Scrap. Embellishments - Whiskers Graphics, Sodalicious, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon. Other - washi tape.

Snow (right) Materials: Paper - I Lowe Scrap. Embellishments - Sodalicious. StampLucia Barabas. Ink - Tsukineko. Other tissue paper, acrylic paint.

Cookie The Bunny (Far left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - I Lowe Scrap. Embellishments I Lowe Scrap, Doodlebug. Other - tissue paper, thread.

Life Is Short (Left) Materials: Paper - I Lowe Scrap. Embellishments - I Lowe Scrap, Sodalicious, Whisker Graphics. Other tissue paper, thread, sequins. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Manda Moore LPS Design Team/Creative Director - Australia

Starting out by making cards for friends, Manda’s love of pretty paper grew and it was inevitable that she would end up scrapbooking. It is a passion that she hopes to turn into a career. She lives in inner city Melbourne with her precious kitty, Harry. How would you describe your style?

Do you have a favourite technique?

I would say my style is eclectic, I always want to try new At the moment I would have to say hand stitching using techniques and styles. I think generally I have a very clean embroidery floss. I also like to splat mists on pretty much style but I do like to get messy sometimes. every layout I do.

5 favourite things to use on a layout?

Who are you inspired by?

I love wood veneer, I am not sure what I will do when it goes out of fashion. My other favourites are washi, mists, thickers (I couldn’t scrap without them!) and lately I have been right into hand stitching.

So many people different people but I would have to say my scrappy idol is Amy Tangerine - I love her style, the way she uses colour and of course her stitching. I am also inspired by the way she has turned her hobby into a career.


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My Serious Boy (right) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Studio Calico. Embellishments - Pink Paislee, Studio Calico. Stamp- Studio Calico Ink - Versafine, Prima Other Thread, Gesso.

Paradise (below right) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Crate Paper, Lily Bee. Embellishments - Studio Calico., October Afternoon, Echo Park, Basic Grey, American Crafts. Stamp- Studio Calico Ink - Prima, Studio Calico Other Machine Stitching, Tiny Attacher

Insta Noms (Far left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Crate Paper. Embellishments - Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine.StampStudio Calico. Ink - Versafine, Studio Calico. Other - Embroidery Floss

Sun Shine (Left) Materials: Paper - Amy Tangerine, Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, Tim & Beck. Embellishments - Amy Tangerine, Basic Grey, Freckled Fawn, Jeni Bowlin, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye, Sn@p. Ink - Studio Calico, Prima. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.





CHA is one of the highlights on the scrapbook industry’s calendar and it is a time of excitement for us diehard scrapbookers because we get to see all the fabulous new products soon to be released (not soon enough!) and what the coming trends will be for the next 6 months. Here the design team have selected some highlights of their favourite new lines and products that we loved from the Winter CHA.

Project Life: Honey Core Kit Becky Higgins Project Life seems to have become the must do project this year and while there are lots of bits and pieces you can purchase to use, there is no arguing that the easiest way is using one of the amazing core kits. A number of different kits have been released but one of the most fun is The Honey Edition which Michelle loves “because of the bright colours and the cute cameras.” 30

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About A Boy Washi Tape Echo Park This washi was on Leanne’s most wanted list. It is always great to see a boy orientated line and this one is eye catching with bright, colourful patterns and geometric shapes. Perfect for all the men in your life.


Maggie Holmes Collection Crate Paper This was one of the most talked about lines when it was previewed and the DT was just as in love as everyone else. Becki and I liked it so much we pretty much ordered the whole collection, and let’s face it there are some fabulous new items included that will set any shabby chic lover’s heart aflutter - stitched fabric polaroid frames, fabulous signature flower clips, glittery thickers and the much anticipated clip board mini album.

You & Me Journaling Tags Elle’s Studio Elle’s Studio has always been a great place to pick up fabulous embellishments, journal cards and stamps. The new You & Me collection is one of Lucia’s all time favourites from Elle’s.

Lucky Charm Collection Dear Lizzy/American Crafts Dear Lizzy always brings us beautiful whimsical lines and this one featuring various charm bracelet icons is no exception. This was another favourite in the blogosphere and Louise is a huge fan of this line “Love the navy colour palette and the horses!” Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



So Noted Carta Bella As you have probably realised shabby chic is still a popular choice and this delightful collection from Carta Bella has so many pretty colours and patterns. Jeanette is a fan of the elements sheet which has lots of vintage emphemera style pieces.

Park Bench Fancy Pants Another pick from Danielle is this pretty collection from Fancy Pants. It has a vintage feel but with a fresh twist of colour. The collection has lots of goodies including flair, tags, pattered envelopes, felt flowers and lots of other fun bits and pieces.

Yes Please Embroidary Stencil Kit Amy Tangerine/American Crafts Amy’s lines are always a lot of fun so we expected no less of the new Yes, Please collection, what we weren’t expecting was the embroidary stencil kits. Hand stitching is very popular right now but it takes a bit of time and patience to perfect and can be fiddly but worry no more because Amy T has taken all the hassle out of it with this fab kit. There is also an alphabet one too and Caz adores them because it is so easy to do and the stitching adds a nice touch to the page.


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Hipster Collection Basic Grey This new collection from Basic Grey is one of Louise’s picks and it is a bit of a blast from the past with cool retro prints, a muted 60’s colour palette and some groovy geometric shapes. It is a great mix of patterns including some florals which makes it very versatile and a whole lot of fun.

Composition & Color Mini Bags Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages One of my favourite collections was Allison Kreft’s Color and Composition for Webster’s Pages, I was a huge fan of Hambly and was delighted with her collections last year and this one is just as great. I really love the mini bags because of their versatality. Perfect for layering, hiding journal cards and even for keeping bits and pieces together for Project Life.

Alphabean Stickers Jillibean Soup You can never have too many alphas and Jillibean has added five new colours to their Alphabean line including the rather elusive navy, kraft, black, white and this beautiful orange. Leanne is loving that they are now a little bit taller and skinner. These are great for smaller title work or your Project Life album.

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January Sketch 34

CHALLENGE Each month on the LPS Blog we run two challenges - a sketch and a colour. Each challenge has a prize which is drawn randomly and the top three are featured on our blog. We had a wonderful response to our January Sketch and we thought we would share three of our favourite layouts with you. Why not try the sketch out yourself?

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Chantelle Huizenga - Australia This layout really caught our eye because of it’s bright colour palette (and the adorable photos). Chantelle added pops of colour to the white space using mist droplets and some sparkles.

Materials: Paper - Echo Park. Embellishments - Scrap FX, EPP, Kaisercraft, Paper Stories. Other - twine, Silhouette, mist. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Happy By Zeneva Kovic - Australia Zeneva’s take on the sketch reflects the fun feel of the photos. We love how the she has used the Gesso to create texture mixed with the misting. Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Tim & Beck, American Crafts, Sassafras. Embellishments - Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, twine, button. Stamp - Hero Arts. Mask - The Crafters Workshop. Ink - Ranger, Tattered Angels, gesso. 36

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Happy By Julie Hollis - USA We loved the subject of this layout so much and also the lovely neutral tones. The beautiful sewing machine and camera wood veneer was something we wanted the second we saw it, Julie told us that she actually saw them in an online store as part of jewellry so she messaged the owner to see if they would do a custom order for the pieces by themselves. Brilliant! Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Tim & Beck, American Crafts, Sassafras. Embellishments - Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, twine, button. Stamp - Hero Arts. Mask - The Crafters Workshop. Ink - Ranger, Tattered Angels, gesso. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



Felicity WILSON

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Felicity’s work is just stunning, a beautiful mix of stylish sophistication and mixed media. She takes a plain white palette and adds splashes of colour and groups of pretty embellishments to make her pages a visual treat of textures and little details.

Where do you live? In a mining town called Emerald in Central Queensland Australia.

How long have you been scrapbooking? It feels like 50 years, only problem is I am not that old, lol... Nah, realistically, 6 years, but I really got into after my eldest son’s birth. Sheesh - that’s almost 4 years ago!! Time flies when you’re having fun!!

5 favourite things to use on a layout? Top of the list PRIMA! close second Shimmerz third and fourth Basic Grey and Crate Paper lucky last anything that can be used as an embellishment.

His Best Friend (Above)

All materials – Prima Marketing. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Do you have a favourite technique? Just one favourite...hold one let me make a cuppa and come back to you on that!

Who are you inspired by? My boys! Seriously that make my world go round. Nothing better than thinking about colour combinations and page compositions to the sound of laughter as Thomas the Tank runs off the train track.

Beautiful Boy (right) All materials – Prima Marketing.

Happy (above left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Patterned Paper – Basic Grey, Crate Paper, Glitz Design, Dear Lizzy, My Minds Eye, Hambly. Embellishments – Prima Marketing, Studio Calico, American Crafts. Stamps – Dear Lizzy. Ink: Shimmerz Sprays, Staz on. Other – Stitching, Muslin, Twine, Texture Paste.

Penny For Your Thoughts (left) Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts Patterned Paper – Prima Marketing. Embellishments - Prima Marketing. Ink – Shimmerz Spray Other – Stitching, Muslin Wrap, Twine. 40

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Tell us a bit about your life in general?

What makes you happy?

We are a loud, crazy, anything goes family of 4! Brae is soon to be 4 years and informs me he is having a rocket birthday cake! Piper is 2 and is a bit like a twitter feed and with him I can’t get away with anything! My Hubby is a farmer which can sometimes leave me with my routine sitting on the window sill aka a half baked cake on the bench because he urgently needs to me in the paddock or an unplanned day to myself because there is no way those little boys are leaving Daddy on the tractor by himself. So that means I forget the house work and become creative!

I am always a happy kind a girl. My hubby’s nickname is Smiley, so that might explain it!! But seriously, I love my studio, window shopping, shoes, coffee shops, dining out, flowers from my garden that my precious little men have picked for me... all those mummy, girlie things!! Felicity is a member of the Prima Marketing Design Team, to see more of her work visit her blog:

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We loved Mel’s work as soon as we saw it with it’s clean lines, bright colours and little details such as machine stitching, hand cut shapes and ink. We asked the Queensland Designer to answer a couple of questions about scrapbooking and life in general.

Where do you live? I live in Bundaberg in QLD, Australia. I moved to this sunny town 12 months ago, for the sun and the lifestyle. Originally from Ballarat in Victoria, my family and I felt that we were being penned in by the cold weather. I love the outdoor lifestyle and have recently bought a house and am having a pool dug in the backyard as I speak.

How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapbooking on and off since 2004. in this time there have been a couple of occasions where I took 12 months or so off! One was during the pregnancy of my son, and the other time was when I was studying at Uni for a year for my Graduate Diploma.

Beach Cricket (left)


Patterned Paper – 7 Gypsies, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Echo Park. Stamps – My Mind’s Eye. Chipboard Stickers – Studio Calico. Alphabet – American Crafts. Wood Veneer – Studio Calico. Ink – Studio Calico. Enamel dots – My Mind’s Eye. Other – Tag, Stitching, Flair.

Materials: Cardstock – American Crafts. Patterned Paper – ILS, 7 Gypsies, Echo Park, Studio Calico, Basic Grey. Stamps – Studio Calico, K. & Co. Stickers – My Mind’s Eye. Alphabet – American Crafts. Washi Tape – October Afternoon. Tab – Pink Paislee. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


We asked Mel to do a layout based on our February Sketch. We love the bright colours and the way she has interpreted the circles with both paper and embellishments giving the layout lots of texture. 44

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Who are you inspired by? I have always been inspired by Heidi Swapp and Celine Navarro. Lately I have fallen in love with Lisa Truesdell’s work and Leena Loh’s project life pages.

What are your 5 favourite things to use on a layout? Ink splatters, hand/die cut shapes, labels, enamel dots, stitching.

Do you have a favourite technique? I love adding little details with stamping.

Tell us a bit about your life in general? I live in a big house with my husband and 2 kids (Lilly is 9 and Tobey is 7), and my husband’s parents. Although this situation can be trying at times, it enables me to focus on some creative time because there is always someo ne at home to help out with the chores and playing with the kids! I recently opened a little store on my blog selling boutique scrapbooking supplies aimed at project lifers. This is really an excuse just to buy myself cute things!

What makes you happy? Being out with my family, enjoying the sunshine and then coming home to scrapbook the memories. To see more of Mel’s work visit her blog - Life is a Canvas:

Picnic set (above right) Materials: Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Scenic Route. Embellishments – Studio Calico, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Hambly Studios, Typo. Stamps – Studio Calico. Ink: Prima, October Afternoon.

That hair (right) Materials: Patterned Paper – Echo Park, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Pebbles, KI Memories. Embellishments - Studio Calico, Hambly Studios, My Mind’s Eye. Stamps – Studio Calico, K. & Co. Other – Tag, Stitching. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


LPS loves Cherry Flair from APOCD. They are 1� wide and each month new sets are released. We especially love these Mustard & Blues set as they work perfectly with our PL Seafoam editions and they are all designed and made in Australia!


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By Stéphanie Grenouillat - France Stephanie tells us a bit about how she pulled her layout together: “I often use white background, it’s allows to play with ink and “white space”. I began to make a big spash with my glimmer. To build my layout, i stack some papers under my photo and i’m playing with shapes cutting with my cuttlebug.I added thread to create some texture. Materials: Paper - Bazzil, Swirlcards. Embellishments - Kesi’art, Toga, Swirlcards, Thread. Ink - Tattered Angels. 48

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You Make Me Smile By Miranda Wedekind - Netherlands We adored this layout because of it’s neutral colours teamed with the pop of red. The sewn vellum pocket behind the photograph with hidden journalling is a lovely touch. Materials: Paper - Bazzil, My Mind’s Eye, ColorConspiracy. Embellishments - Trendy Tape, Prima, Tim Holtz, Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park, American Crafts. Masks - Studio Calico, Crafter’s Workshop. Inks Ranger, Maya Road Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Hello Cutie

By Sanna Lippert - Austria For this layout Sanna used the photo and the Amy Tangerine sticker as a starting point “It all started from these two things. I wanted to enhance the photo, so I used some stencils/masks to do that and then added some doodling and splodges of spray ink all around. I wanted to keep the page cute, so I used lots of little embellishments and details” Materials: Paper - Lemmon Owl, Attic Door. Embellishments - Amy Tangerine, Ranger, Rayher Hobby, Studio Calico, KARS, Freckled Fawn, American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Evalicious. Mask - Crafter’s Workshop. Ink -Ranger, Tattered Angels. 50

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I Think By Michelle Looi - Singapore This layout absolutely took our breath away. The beautiful misting using various masks and then the addition of the thread for extra colour and texture. Michelle’s page is a perfect blend of when mixed media and scrapbooking come together. Just amazing. Materials: Paper - Bazzil. Embellishments - American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Classiky, October Afternoon. Masks Studio Calico. Inks - Dylusions, Ranger.

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Barcelona By Tatiana Yemelyanenko - Ukraine We love the colour and texture Tatiana created for the background by using a stencil and gesso. She added splashes of blue and black watercolour, red mist, some liquid pearls and then finished it off with some stamps and embossing on vellum. Materials: Paper - Lemon Owl, My Minds Eye. Embellishments - Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, Helz Cuppleditch. Stamps - My Minds Eye, TCP Studio, Dear Lizzy. Ink - Studio Calico, Dovecraft. 52

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Grandma’s Readers By Malika Kelly - USA Triangles are hot right now and Malika used them for the base of this layout. “I hand cut some triangles out of patterned paper to make a mat for my pictures. The triangular Chic Tag at the top of my page helps draw the eye to the photos and was also the perfect embellishment to tie my layout together. I love that the yellow paper clip marker has a triangular shape as well.” Materials: Studio Calico Kit. Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Studio Calico. Embellishments - Basic Grey, Chic Tags, Twine & Ink, YM Craft, machine stitching. Stamp - Evalicious. Ink - Studio Calico. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Happy Day By Lizzy Hill - Australia Need the perfect embellishment? Make you own - Lizzy made customised hearts by covering cardstock with washi tape and then cutting them out with a puch. She also used up some left over rub-ons as incorporating them as part of her title, what a great idea! Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Authentique, Fancy Pants. Embellishments - Evalicious, Kaisercraft, doily, washi, machine stitching. Punches - Stampin’ Up. Stamps - Sigma. Ink - Ranger. 54

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Beware It’s A Baby Boom By Holly Connors - Australia Holly made her chipboard title stand out by inking it and then running it through her Cuttlebug to emboss it. We also love how she used a series of photos from the same shoot and highlighted one by making it slightly larger and then embellishing it with a circle of twine. Materials: Paper - Echopark. Embellishments - American Crafts, D-lish Scraps, Purple Pumpkin, Jillybean Soup, Dymo label maker.

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Lovely Memories Sandy Ang - Singapore Often when we choose photos for a layout we choose ones with the subject looking straight at the camera but Sandy tells us that “it can be just as effective when designing pages to use those shots where the subject is looking off-camera. Here I did a close-crop with the photos so her downward gaze directs your attention down to the title block and the extensive journalling.� Materials: Citrus Twist Kit. Paper - Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Kaisercraft. Embellishments - My Minds Eye, Crate Paper, Amy Tangerine, Doodlebug. Stamps - Citrus Twist. 56

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Ice Cream Fever By Sarah Martin - Australia Sarah has used some great tricks - using a neutral background, carefully clustered embellishements and a small title - to draw your eye to the adorable photo on this page.

Materials: Paper - Basic Grey. Embellishments - Prima, Hambly, Kaisercraft, D-lish Scraps, Lovely Bug, Evalicious, Shimmerz coloringz. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


All About Me Irit Shalom - Israel Irit says “Don’t be afraid to scrap yourself...” and it is something a lot of us overlook when we are putting pages together but that is not the only thing we over look - a lot of us have hoarded product that we will save for later, Irit tells us to “Grab your old supplies! Use them! The title, clear tape, corrugated frame and a corner button were in my stash for may be 2 years and finally have a new home on this page.” Materials: Paper - 7 Dots Studio. Embellishments - A2Z Scraplets, Pink Paislee, Best Creation, Handmade Halo, Prima, lace, buttons. Mask - Tando Creative. Ink - Ranger.. 58

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IKoulumatkalla By Linda Iswariah - Finland/UK This layout caught our eye because of the fun, unusual photo subject. Most often when doing a layout we reach straight away for shots of people but it is also fun to record little everyday moments or fun things you see throughout the day and Linda has made a passing moment into a beautiful layout. Materials: Paper - 7 Dots Studio, vintage book page. Embellishments - Stache Panache, Kaisercraft, Echo Park, Hearts and Elephants. Stamp - 3rd Eye. Ink - Tattered Angels. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



Cynthia Renaud - Brazil The beautiful flowers on this page by Cynthia were handmade and it is a great example of what to do when you don’t have the exact right embellishment - make it! We also love the touch of the little zipper.

Materials: Paper - BoBunny. Embellishments - Momento. Other - Handmade flowers, gelatos, pan pastels, Gesso, found ephemera. 60

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You By Einat Kessler - Israel Einat has lots of different textures and layers that drawn in your attention. One of her tips for giving more texture to a page is to take a wet teabag and drip onto the page, it also adds a lovely tea stain to the page. It’s a great idea to look outside your craft area for ordinary everday items that can add colour or texture to your page. Materials: Paper - 7 Dots Studio, vintage book page. Embellishments - Prima, American Crafts, buttons, lace, metal ephemera. Stamp - Prima. Ink - Staz On, gesso. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Not Yet Grown Up Natalie Stewart - Australia Ever make a mistake when making a page? Natalie tells us to keep working on it “Some of the techniques I used on this layout came about quite by accident. For example, to create the ink smudges, I first accidentally dropped my ink pad. Rather than throw it all away, I ran with it and dropped the ink pad a few more times. I also gave it a few swipes in random places around the edge of the LO. When stamping the date, I made a mistake and tried to “smudge” it out with more ink. I like how it all adds to the grungy feel of the LO.” Materials: Paper - Authenique, Studio Calico/Basic Grey Exclusive. Embellishments - American Crafts, Echo Park, Greatest View. Mask - Studio Calico. Ink - Studio Calico, Staz On. Other - Gesso. 62

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You Right Now Ruth Bonser - Australia Tearing adds such a great texture and look to pages but it can be hard to get just right, Ruth tells us how: “The trick is to hold one piece of paper still and tear the other one up and away from it, so that there is a consistent edge, hold close to the point where the tear is and go slowly, moving your hands down the paper as you go to maintain full control of where it is going.� Materials: Paper - Studio Calico. Embellishments - Studio Calico. Stamp - Amy Tangerine. Ink - Tim Holtz. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



Stéphanie Grenouillat France Materials: Paper - I Lowe Scrap. Embellishments - Kesi’art, My Mind’s Eye, Jillibean Soup. Stamps - Unity Stamps, American Craft, Scrap Kits and Co. Inks Tattered Angels, Stampin’up.


By Sanna Lippert Austria Materials: Paper - Lemon Owl, Attic Door. Embellishments - Evalicious, Whisker Graphics, Studio Calico, SODAlicious. Stamps - 3rd Eye, Prima, SODAlicious. Ink - Studio Calico, Hero Arts, Tattered Angels. 64

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Do What You Love... Nina Christensen Denmark Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill, American Crafts. Paper - Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy, Jillibean Soup. Embellishments - Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, Prima, Theresa Collins. Stamps Stromsvigt. Ink - Strudio Calico.

Mittens Tara Elias Canada Materials: Studio Calico 34th Street Kit and Sock Hop Add-On. Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Dear Lizzy, Embellishments - Studio Calico, American Crafts. Ink - Studio Calico.

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Beanie Cuteness Susan Ko Australia Materials: Cardstock - Stampin’ Up. Paper - My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories. Embellishments - Jillibean Soup, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, Kaisercraft, Amy Tangerine, American Crafts, Studio Calico, Pink Paislee. Stamps - Amy Tangerine, Kaisercraft. Ink - Stampin’ up, Heidi Swapp, Versafine.

Bright Sunshiney Day Holly Connors Australia Materials: Paper - Echo Park, Crate Paper. Embellishments - Kaisercraft, D-lish Scraps, A2Z Scraplets, Kindy Glitz, flowers. 66

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Sweet 16 Tara Elias Canada Materials: Studio Calico Sock Hop Kit and Hop Add-On. Embellishments - Hello Forever, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, Stamps - Kelly Purkey, Studio Calico. Ink Studio Calico.

35 Karly Brown Canada Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Studio Calico, Pebbles, Basic Grey for Studio Calico. Embellishments - Hello Forever, Basic Grey, Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, American Crafts. Stamps - Studio Calico Ink - Hero Arts. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


25 Years

Deb Alexander Australia Materials: Paper - Basic Grey. Embellishments - Studio Calico, American Crafts, Basic Grey. Cut File - Studioc Calico.

Sometimes... Christine Brick USA Materials: Paper - Fancy Pants, Stufio Calico, Amy Tangerine. Embellishments Freckled Fawn. Ink - Studio Calico.


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Behind The Lens Lisa Peeples USA www.snappinandscrappin.blogspot. com Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts. Paper - Echo Park. Embellishments American Crafts, Echo Park, Lily Bee, Paper Play Studio.Ink - Tattered Angles.

Love You Two Ruth Bonser Australia Materials: Studio Calico Block Party Kit. Paper - American Crafts. Embellishments - My Minds Eye, American Crafts, Kelly Purkey, October Afternoon, Pebbles, Studuo Calico, Simple Stories. Stamps Kesi Art, Ali Edwards. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Day Dreaming By Einat Kessler Israel Materials: Paper - Prima. Embellishments - Prima, twine. Mask - Prima. Ink Ranger, Tattered Angels.

Love Documenting Life By Linda Iswariah Finland/UK Materials: Paper - My Minds Eye. Embellishments - Sodalicious, Basic Grey, My Little Shoe Box. Stamp - Kaisercraft. Ink - Tsukineko 70

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My Rock God By Sarah Martin Australia Materials: Paper - My Minds Eye, Ruby Rock It. Embellishments - American Crafts, Prima, Heidi Swapp, Lil Red Rocket, Ah Scrap, Greatest View, Purple Pumpkin, Lovely Bug, My Crafty Retreat, bulldog clip. Stamp - Kasiercraft Ink - paint, gesso.

So Cute

By Kristin Greewood USA Materials: My Creative Scrapbook Kit Cardstock - Bazzill. Paper - Glitz Design. Embellishments - Glitz Design, Echo Park. Mask - The Crafter’s Workshop. Ink - SEI. Gesso. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Walking Together Isabel Tirados Gómez Spain Materials: Paper - Echo Park. Embellishments - Artemio, TWC, Echo Park. Ink - Dylusions.

So Very In Love By Tracy McLennon Canada Materials: Paper - Imaginisce. Embellishments - Imaginisce, My Mind’s Eye, EK Success, Recollections. Other - Onyx Liquid Pearls.


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J’ai Deux Amours

By Valerie Andrieux USA Materials: Paper - K & Company Embellishments - K & Company, Prima, SEI, Recollections.

Classy & Fabulous By Lizzy Crust Australia Materials: Paper - Crea8tive, Bo Bunny. Embellishments - Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Jack and Lucy, lace. Punches - Martha Stewart. Ink - Staz on. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Look Ma I Can Fly! By Sarah Bargo USA Materials: Paper - Heidi Swapp, BoBunny. Embellishments - Heidi Swapp, Prima. Stamps - Stampin Up!. Ink - Ranger.

Jo Jo

By Kristin Lippelman USA Materials: Paper - Basic Grey. Embellishments - Basic Grey. Other hand stitching.


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One Fine Day By Karen Sessions UK www.karensessionsartandsoul. Materials: Paper - Authentique. Embellishments - Maya Road. Other chipboard flourishes, rhinestones.

Tiger Island By Ronnie Simpson Australia Materials: Paper - Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico, Crate Paper. Embellishments - Jenni Bowlin, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine. Other - Washi. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Play Ball

By Shelley Hamilton USA Materials: Paper - Sports Extreme by Christine Adolf. Embellishments - Sports Extreme by Christine Adolf.

To The Stars By Sarah Bargo USA Materials: Paper - Dear Lizzy, Embellishments - Heidi Swapp, Recollections, Doodlebug, Dear Lizzy. Punches - Martha Stewart, Stampin Up!. Ink - Tattered Angels 76

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Marvellous Mixed MEDIA

Mini Disk Drawer Chest By Einat Kessler - Israel Materials: Paper - My Mind’e Eye, Prima. Embellishments - Prima, My Mind’s Eye, Queen & Co. Other - Tulle, Resin Embellishments, Buttons, Chipboard, 2 CD’s Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Preposterous Album

By Shelley Hamilton - USA Materials: Paper - Preposterous. Embellishments - Preposterous, ribbon stickles. Other - acrylic album. 78

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Art Journal Tags

By Rachel Nickel - USA

Materials: Stamps - Fiskars, Stampers Anonymous, Inkadinkado. Ink - Dylusions, Ranger. Other - manilla tags, white gel pen.

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Petra is a member of Becky Higgin’s Project Life Creative Team and it is no wonder, her weekly spreads are a wonderful hybrid mix showing us all how you can use a traditional core kit and add somedigital elements. Inspiring us all to tell our own stories, our own way.

Where do you live? Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

How long have you been scrapbooking? Only about 6-7 years

Do you do traditional scrapbooking as well as PL? Not since I discovered Project Life.

Who are you inspired by? Just one? I would say Ali Edwards & Cathy Zielske at the top of my list.

Whare are five of your favourite things to add to your PL pages? Stamps, Wood Veneers, Brads, Tags & all sorts of digital goodness.

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Do you have a favourite technique? I really just love my hybrid mix of digital overlays, journalling and brushes mixed with some ‘real’ embellies, tags stick ons. Often when you see my pages in a photo it is hard to distinguish what is real and what is not.

Tell us a bit about your life in general? Mum to 3 precious kiddies, Wife to a wonderful man, CFO for a technology company and Project Lifer to use up all the spare time I don’t have.

What makes you happy? Pretty much everything in the last question! Petra is a member of Becky Higgin’s Project Life Design Team, to see more of her work visit her blog:


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January Week 1 Holly Connors - Australia

Fraser Island Sue Ko - Australia 86

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Materials: Paper & Cards - Becky Higgins; Simple Stories. Embellishments - American Crafts, Studio Calico, Echo Park, D-lish Scraps, Dymo label machine.

Materials: Paper & Cards - Echo Park, Amy Tangerine, Sn@p. Embellishments - Jillibean Soup, Amy Tangerine, My Mind’s Eye, Studio Calico. Stamps - Amy Tangerine, Ali Edwards. Ink Versafine, Brilliance.

Week 6 Malika Kelly - USA

Materials: Paper & Cards - Studio Calico PL Kit. Embellishments - American Crafts, Chic Tags, Basic Grey, A Flair for Buttons, Evalicious, Studio Calico.

Week 11 Louise Beerens - Australia

Digital Elements from: Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Digital Kit (Printed) Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Week 45 Ruth Bonser - Australia www.


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Materials: Paper & Cards - Sn@p, Echo Park. Embellishments - Sn@p, Jillibean Soup. Stamps - Ali Edwards, Studio Calico, Evalicious.

Amy Tan in QLD Beth Patfull - Australia

All Materials - Amy Tangerine/American Crafts

January Week 2 Alicia Flick - USA Materials: Paper & Cards - Becky Higgins Clementine Edition, Pebbles Seen & Noted, Studio Calico PL Jan Kit. Embellishments - Lily Bee, Doodlebug, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine.

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On Holiday


Anne-Marie Cox - Australia

Melinda Kirk - Australia Life. Paper. Scrapbook.

Digital Elements from: Becky Higgins Seafoam and Turquiose, Ali Edwards.

Digital Elements from: Becky Higgins Cobolt and Turquiose editions, Valerie Wibbins Designs, Katie Pertiet, Ali Edwards.

Week Six Ali Moloney - Australia

Materials: Paper & Cards - Becky Higgins Seafaom and Clementine. Embellishments - Amy Tangerine.

Week 5 Louise Beerens - Australia

Digital Elements from: Becky Higgins Seafoam (printed), Ali Edwards, Elise Blaha. Embelishments - Studio Calico. x Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



With all the new collections that were released at CHA one theme that kept coming up was “Travel” and with Summer Holidays just over (or soon to start in the Northern Hemisphere) it is the perfect time to get those holiday snaps together and get scrappy.

1-Travel Girl October Afternoon OA brings us another wonderful retro collection with Travel Girl. Lots of vibrant patterns and their signature characters, this collection includes all the bits and pieces we have come to love from OA including Tidbits, Chip ‘n’ Stick, Mini Market Alphas and some great new stamps.

2-Urban Traveler Simple Stories

Bold, vivid colours and classic travel icons such as areoplanes, travel labels and NYC subway style lettering this is a really fun collection that would be perfect for recording a trip to the big city. The great thing about this line is that the colour palette and bold shapes would work great for boy pages.

3-Far & Away Teresa Collins Designs

This new collection has a colour palette inspired by airmail letters and includes some great vintage inspired pieces including vintage map and letter papers, file folders, garlands and the much loved enamel dots.

4 -Down By The Shore Fancy Pants Designs

Anchors are going to be huge this season and there are plenty in the new collection from FP. Bright, happy and a whole lot of fun this one is perfect for those seaside getaways. Some fun items in this collection are patterned photo frames, envelopes, rub ons and book bands. 92

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Fabulous MINIS

New Orleans Mini Album By Molly Porter - USA Life. Paper. Scrapbook.



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We really loved that Molly used pictures for the base of most of her pages and added embellishments straight onto the photo. Molly tells us “I immediately fell in love with the city of New Orleans as soon as we got there. I’ve never been to such a fun and colorful city. The pictures I took (over 300) while we were there are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. I wanted to make a mini-album to document our amazing trip. My goal with this project was to let the photos shine & tell the story. I wanted the embellishments to enhance the photos, not hide or overshadow them. I used photos for my front & back covers instead of patterned paper. I love this technique because it’s like a bonus page and a peek at what’s inside. I love what I’ve created. It brings me right back to our trip. I love that I’ll have this little book forever. Life. Paper. Scrapbook.


Love Letters... A Mini Album By Stephanie Bryan - USA


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We are in love with this wonderful mini that Stephanie has made. This beautiful album is a series of love letters to her cherished family and will be a precious keepsake.

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Stephanie’s says: “I love mini albums... a lot. They are probably my favorite thing to make.I made this sweet little album for the weekly challenge over at Studio Calico, the challenge was to use their printables to create something. As soon as i saw the heart card in the front row printable set I knew I wanted to use it for some type of mini and after some thought, I decided to write little love letters to my family and document them in this book. This came together so easily and I really loved having just a few products to work.”


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Goodness Daybook By Emily Nielsen - USA

Daybooks are everywhere at the moment with a lot of manufacturers including them in their latest collections and we simply adore how Emily decided to make her own. So pretty and you can customise it to the colours and size you want.

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