Sunday, 28 May 2017

May highlights ...

Some exceptional pages this month featuring our colour DEEP BLACK.  Fantastic work everyone!

  Here are just a few that have taken our eye over the past month but they are all totally brilliant.

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Tracey B

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Torsa


Taru


Lisa


Thanks also to our sponsors this year ..




There is still time! We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month.  Please come and join in with us!  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Getting to know ...

Each month one of our team will either introduce themselves and their lovely work to you with a few questions and answers or alternatively inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your creative pursuits.


This month we introduce  ...

Canada


Hi everyone!

My name is Valerie Ouellet. I take care of my three little monsters almost full-time while running my business at home­.

 
How long have you been scrapbooking and what first got you started?

I've been doing this for about 9 years. I started while I was pregnant of my first son. Since then, I never stopped to progress. I cherish every moment I'm doing scrapbooking since it's not always easy with 3 kids. I'm actually DT for 49 and Market, Cuts2luv, Dusty Attic and More than words.

I've always been an artist. Before scrapbooking, I was painting and drawing a lot. I'm drawing a lot more now and I leveled up my skills to design flairs for the Cuts2luv company.I have created 3 stamp sets for 49andMarket and a lot of flairs for Cuts2luv.


 How would you describe your personal scrapbooking style?

When I think about my style, I can't tell it's specific to something. I'm always trying new ideas, getting out of my comfort zone. I must admit that I like clustering, I like whites and clean areas. I love to switch between lots and few details on my pages, as long as I have an watercolor background.



What crafting tool can’t you live without? 

Clear gesso is a must, along with my archival quality pens and Lindy's sprays.


If you could only add only one embellishment to your page what would it be? 

Cuts2luv flairs!!  When it's time for an embellishment, it's the first thing I pick up. I'm kind of wondering what I was using before I found these flairs.



Are you drawn to a particular brand you like to work with?

 I prefer heavy papers. 49andMarket makes them perfect for me. I also love Lindy's stamp gang products . I love to make watercolor backgrounds with these sprays!
 I wish I could be part of their DT some day.


 See you soon!

You can follow me here :

leblogdevall04.blogspot.ca
https://www.instagram.com/valerieouellet_scrapbooking/
https://www.facebook.com/valerie.ouellet.710

You still have time until the end of the month to upload your take on our DEEP BLACK challenge.

All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our wonderful colour this month.

Monday, 8 May 2017

April winners ...

Thank you for all our gorgeous HELIUM BLUE entries for April - they were all just fabulous.

We'd also like to thank our wonderful sponsors this year.

The winner of the delightful kit from The Resin Rainbow is #12 Jacqui McCully



Our International winner of the set of flair is #2 Lady-Libellule

Designs will vary

The random draw winner of the flower pack from Scrappers Garden is #15 Jessica T

Chosen from amongst these

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize.

Remember you still have lots of time left to enter our DEEP BLACK challenge this month.  We'd love to see what you can do with this colour combination.  A gentle reminder -  to be eligible for our prizes you may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Welcome to May ...

This month we feature a classic combination of colours - a little ying and yang if you like.  We hope you like the many possibilities DEEP BLACK might offer you.



and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention. Black cats anyone?


and some totally amazing inspiration from our team ...
(in no particular order)

Tania Ridgwell (Australia)
This is Tania's final layout as part of the Ww1 team.  We are all a little sad to be saying goodbye but I wanted to thank her so very much for sharing her wonderful work and creative inspiration with us (and all of you) for the past several years.  All the very best Tania.

Julie Schinkel (Australia)

Joelle Pouliot (Canada)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)

Sandra Brimelow (Australia)

Julie Pearce (Australia)

Carol Deal (Australia)

Tracey Campbell (Australia)

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Valerie Ouellet (Canada)

This year we have two amazing sponsors ..

The first sponsor is ...

You have a chance to win an EXCLUSIVE Mystery kit from THE RESIN RAINBOW based each month on our own monthly colour here at White..with 1.  One of these amazing kits will be put aside for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.


Janet Bott (Australia) has used some of these goodies on her page this month ...

Don't forget to pop past her ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

and our second sponsor is ...

 
Our random draw winner each month will receive a delightful selection of handmade embellishments, flairs and flowers (chosen from amongst these) from SCRAPPERS GARDEN.  Some beautiful creations here and available from her STORE.


Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive an EXCLUSIVE set of six (6) flair from White..with 1.

Designs will vary

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we only accept paper or digital scrapbook page entries - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.


Friday, 28 April 2017

April highlights ...

Some totally amazing pages this month featuring our Helium Blue colour.  Just delightful everyone!

  Here are just a few that have taken our eye over the past month but they are all equally lovely.

Lady- Libellule

Gideoni Segura

Jessica T

Jacqui McCully

Thanks also to our sponsors this year ..




There is still time! We'd love to see how you use our White ... with 1 colour combination this month.  Please come and join in with us!  You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Getting to know ...

Each month one of our team will either introduce themselves and their lovely work to you with a few questions and answers or alternatively inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits.


This month we introduce  ...

Australia



HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCRAPPING AND WHAT FIRST GOT YOU STARTED?

I have been scrapbooking for a very long time. My daughter is nearly 19 and I did decorate the pages of her first album by cutting her photos into stars!!!!! Oh my goodness whatever was I thinking.
Thankfully I stopped for several years until a scrapbook shop opened next door to the indoor children’s play centre that we occasionally visited. I attended a few classes but still only scrapped occasionally.

It was probably about 7 or 8 years ago that I really made time for myself as the kids were getting older and I began scrapbooking more frequently.

WHAT COLOURS YOU ARE DRAWN TO –

I’m certainly more attracted to neutral colours and tones. I don’t think my layouts are very busy, I do like to keep them simple with usually only a couple of colours on a layout at the most. I’m not really a bright/colourful out there type of person and my layouts are very similar to my personality. I do love seeing bright busy layouts that other people do and but I just cant scrap like that. To some degree I think your layouts do match your personality, you should scrap what you like not what you think other people will like.




WHO INSPIRES YOU –

Call me crazy but I am more inspired by how people organise their scrap spaces than the layouts they do.

I love to see new ideas of organisation that I think will work well with my scrapping space. I will confess I do spend way too much time organising and rearranging my scrap space to make everything work better for me. I scrapbook better in a tidy organized space, and I always pack away all my embellishments and things I’ve used after I complete a layout so I can start a new layout in a clean workspace!!


Some of my chipboard pieces hanging for easy access.

My collection of flowers in containers and jars. The are sorted in style/type.

My Ikea trolley that goes everywhere with me. Sits perfectly on the backseat of my car (with seatbelt on) when I go to crops and retreats. I store most of my mixed media type stuff in it. Best purchase so far!!!!

 Another purchase well worth it. $10 containers from Bunnings. Each container is colour coded. I store washi tape, some flowers, brads, buttons, tags, ribbons, ephemera etc in theses containers. I also have some thinner containers that have ink pads, metal embellishments and flairs in them.


All my cottons for hand stitching on layouts.

The black folders on this shelf each contain stamps, bling, die cuts, stencils, and sticker letters. 

and inside.

WHAT CRAFTING TOOL CANT YOU LIVE WITHOUT? –

I love to hand stitch on my layouts, I find it therapeutic to stitch at night while watching television. My Tim Holtz idea-ology ruler with the holes in it is perfect to have the right hole spacing and I love my pokey tool for putting the holes in my paper to stitch.




IF YOU COULD GO ON A RETREAT LOCATION ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? –

Oh scrapbooking retreats are just the best. I don’t care where I go; it’s the company that makes retreats so much fun. I don’t get much sleep at retreats, I love to achieve as much as I can while I’m there. One thing I do love about retreats is that you don’t have to think about what you have to cook for each meal, you just scrap until the next meal is ready… can it get any better than that??

You still have time until the end of the month to upload your take on our HELIUM BLUE challenge.

All details are on the blog sidebar. We'd love to see what you can do with our wonderful colour this month.