Sunday, 1 May 2011

WW1 MAY Challenge & NEW CT Members!!!

Firstly I am having major issues with blogger not changing my fonts, text size and colours, everytime I preview the post it changes things, so if this post is all over the place in regards to fonts etc I apologise, I have now being editing this post for the past 2 hours and enough is enough...

It is a big month here at White With 1, another great challenge for you and we also introduce our new and returning Creative Team Members!!!

Last month saw 64 amazing entries our highest ever, the work you all linked was truly amazing, thanks to everyone who supported our site and challenge last month!!!

This month our wonderful sponsors are...


Danny and I purchased Scraptherapy as a small, pre-existing online store in July 2008, as a small part-time venture. Since then we have seen amazing growth, now offering over 10,000 products.

We have closed our other business to focus wholly on Scraptherapy, opening a Paper Craft Bricks and Mortar store in Babinda, FNQ to run in conjunction with the online site. During the last 2+ years we have learnt a whole load of stuff about e-commerce, scrapbooking, cardmaking and the people who love these hobbies.

At you will find a fantastic gallery filled with inspiring ideas, a great community of ladies and an odd guy or two in our online forum. Our Design Team backed up by our Big Sisters offer regular competitions and challenges to help you find your mojo, and a chance to win a shopping voucher or two. Then of course there is the shop where we hope you will find all the latest and greatest products at great prices. If you can’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact me at and check to see if we can get it in for you. We often can.

All our freight is fixed at $6 whether you choose our express post service or our postage with insurance option, and orders over $60 will get a little bonus pressie popped in with their order.

I love scrapbooking and Danny can whip up a pretty good card, but our true passion is excelling in great customer service, which we hope to continue to do for years to come.



Handmade By Suzanne specialises in offering high quality products at affordable prices.
Our online store stocks a wide range of of your favourite brands and new stock is arriving weekly.
We also offer kits of the latest releases complete with a sketch our Design Team have created at great savings.

All orders receive a little thank you gift plus free postage to addresses in Australia for order over $50.00.
Register with us and receive a a gift – Kaiser Word Bling – in the post.

Customer service is a passion – orders are shipped same day (provided payment has been received) and special order enquiries are welcome.

We offer a Monthly Prize on our gallery drawn at random so post your latest creation because everyone has a chance to win, or click the link on our shop.

We look forward to your visiting.

Handmade By Suzanne is offering a $20.00 voucher + Free Post

Scrapware is an Australian owned and operated wholesale business, located in Croydon, Victoria.

Created by Ange Connolly following her passion for scrapbooking, card making and “all things creative”, Scrapware designs and laser cuts embellishments and beyond the page projects. After spending some time teaching Scrapbooking classes, Ange identified the need for good quality, innovative and fresh embellishments for scrapbooking/card making and off the page projects to complement products already on the market.

From this, Scrapware was born!

Always striving to create new and innovative products to add to their existing broad range, Scrapware releases new products regularly. Trends and ideas are constantly changing and evolving, and with this in mind, Scrapware is also constantly evolving and along with her design team, spends many hours designing new products.

For inspiration, you can visit us at and also come see us on Facebook - Scrapware Australia.

Scrapware have kindly donated a product pack with a minimum RRP of $20.00

*** This month your WW1 challenge is....


* Entries must be linked to this post by May 31st, please remember to link to the post that your entry is in if you are linking via your blog.

Now to introduce our Creative Team and their May challenge examples....

Karen Grose...

A little about Karen...

Hi everyone, I'm Karen and I live in downtown Melbourne. I have 3 boys who are my trusty scrapping subjects. Have been scrapping for almost 5 years now but have only really had more time to do it (and become quite addicted !!) in the past 12 months. I am a SAHM, who works part time as a swimming teacher. I am also dabbling in cake making and (trying) to study bookeeping. I don't really know what my style is, it is still evolving. However I love color and paint and you will always see both of these on my LOs. The more colors and layers the better !! I love to blog hop and find it very inspiring and therapeutic and love a good challenge!!

You can find my blog at

Lindy Gillespie...
Here is a little about Lindy...

Hi my name is Lindy & I live in sunny Brisbane . I am married with 2 grown up children Craig and Kate and a very old Poodle named Charlie and an obnoxious cat called Java -and like any animals are very much part of the family.

I have been scrapping for about 7 years & first stumbled across a bricks and mortar store which caught my eye so i had to investigate to my surprise was immediately addicted ....

I'm not sure that I have a particular scrapping is forever changing. Atm i'm a bit addicted to paint and misting and most of my work have at least a couple of flowers and a number of embellisments on them. There are many that inspire me love seaching through the home magazines and the colour catalogues.
You can find my blog here:

Belinda Spencer...

My name is Belinda Spencer and I have been scrapping since 2003. I live on a farm in the Adelaide Hills with my husband Brenton, my two children; Hayley, almost 6 and William 4½, our dog Merlin and cat Noodle as well as lots of cows, deer and chooks (not to mention the native fauna).

My main focus for scrapbooking has always been 12” x 12” layouts but more recently I have become addicted to cardmaking and artist trading cards.

My style tends to include elements of shabby chic, vintage, fussy cutting and a touch of grunge. I love to include texture, dimension and different techniques. I love to get inspiration from my children, blog surfing, magazines, product and other scrappers that I admire.

I have been published in Scrapbook Creations and Scrapbooking Memories magazines and had a Guest Design Team Spot on the Darkroom Door blog.

I currently teach at Charlotte’s Web in Adelaide, am a Design Team member at Purple Pumpkin and participate in as many blog challenges as I can fit in each month.

You can find Belindas Blog here:
Charmane Koch...
A Little about Charm...

I have been scrapping since May 2004, and if I'm not scrapping, I'm thinking about it - it's MY LIFE! I love the fact that my creativity also represents what my family and I are up to... which is why I started scrapping in the first place - to document my family's life!

We have recently moved from the city {melbourne} to the country and are now experiencing a new life and I enjoy scrapping the changes we have been making! Throughout my years of scrapping, I have been lucky enough to be published numerous times in different Aussie Scrapbooking Magazines, and on a few Design Teams and Creative Teams, and been lucky enough to teach online too!
I also love that through scrapbooking I have made sooooo many friends - and mostly from all around Australia, not just in my local area!
Charms blog:

Heather Jacob...
A little about Heather...

Hi there my name is Heather Jacob
I am blissfully married to my wonderful, supportive "soul mate" Baden..
our treasured family . daughter and son, son-in-law, and our 2 gorgeous grandies are all featured throughout my work
There is nothing more important to me than my family.
creating art is one of my many passions in life.
I discoverd scrapbooking in 2003 and to me this craft is the perfect combination of art, photography, beautiful paper and glorious words
I can incorporate all the arts and crafts in one hobby .
I especially love that there are NO RULES !!??
My books are a reflection of my life, my history, my family and friends.
Also who I was yesterday and who I am today.
My addictions at the moment are definitely
1. stitching
2. chipboard.
3 .meaningful journaling
4. fabrics
5. masking, misting, and texture paint
6. playing along with WW1 monthly challenges
Off the page projects and altered art are a fave of mine . tags, cards, and mini books ..
My style is "Classic" with attention to detail.. and a little shabby chic thrown in ..
SERIOUSLY SCRAPBOOKING in Adelaide owned by the gorgeous, talented Jane Tregenza
IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS ..... (yummy chippies) owned by the amazing Jane Tregenza
ONCE UPON A ...SKETCH .. owned by the fabulous talented founder Nadia Cannizzo
with love and hugz

A little about Paula...

Hi, my name is Paula Perry...I'm lucky enough to have my dream job of being a SAHM to my 3 gorgeous kids, who are my scrapping inspiration, DD's 15 & 13, DS 9. I'm also blessed to be with my very supportive husband of 20 years.
I've been scrapping since about 2003, when I attended a Creative Memories party. I've always had an interest in photography & craft since high school & would kept journals to record various events, so this was perfect for me. I love the fact that as well as being a huge creative outlet for me, I am also recording the memories of everyday life & special events for my kids to look back on in years to come.
Through my albums, they will never ever wonder about my love for them. I've certainly learnt over the years that memories can fade & stories can get lost forever, so this craft is very important to me & I wished I had discovered it sooner!
Paula's Blog:

We welcome back...

Malinda Gardner....

Sherry Mendoza...

I also want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who applied for the WW1 Creative Team Call, your work was truly gorgeous and it was a tough decision to have to chose between you.


Paula said...

Sorry to hear it's been such a frustrating morning Mel...drives me nuts sometimes ;)
So excited to be joining the team & looking forward to working with these talented ladies!

Heather Jacob said...

congrats to all the new creative team members ... looking forward to working with all of you ..WOOHOO !!! I just looovvvvve this challenge site !!!! I AM VERY EXCITED CAN YOU TELL !!!!
love and hugz, Heather x

Belinda said...

CONGRATS everyone!!!!! Totally thrilled to be creating alongside such a lovely talented bunch!! Massive thankyou to Mel for this fabo opportunity!! Off to do a happy dance. LOL

Cathy said...

WOO HOO girls way to go.. huge congrats on your DT positions.. so many familiar faces here and all such gorgeous creations!!

Tarrah said...

Congratulations to the new CT girls!! Can't wait to see what inspiration you all have up your sleeve.....enjoy x

Mary said...

Congrats Ladies....AMAZING Layouts!! Love, Love the colors for May...can't wait to get started.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Congratulations girls, layouts are wonderful!
Hugs from Brasil

DebiJ said...

Congrats to all the new DT's & to the returning gals is SO inspirational to see your work.

What a lovely challenge for this month! Love a spot of orange!

Melinda said...

WOW great line up!! CONGRATS girls..hope you enjoy your time here as much as I did! xx

Mary said...

Finished mine..I'll upload it after work tomorrow. :)

Luciene said...

Congrats to all DT, your LOs are amazing! I just finished mine.

Leanne said...

Hi Ladies. I just wanted to let you know that my LO has been removed for publication. I'm so sorry, but I don't know how to remove my link. I've really enjoyed playing in my first challenge..x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great challenge, I had lots of fun playing along, thanks!

Tarrah said...

I had such fun playing along this month,thanks girls. I had to take my layout down though as it has been accepted to be published!!!! Look forward to seeing who this months winners are...good luck girls x

Anonymous said...

This is my first time here, but not the last!! I enjoyed so much this challenge - was actually surprised how I loved creating practically a monochromatic layout:)
Found my way here via Lindy's blog that I've been browsing lately A LOT!

Leanne said...

I also had an great time playing! My first challenge here! I did leave a comment previous to blogger losing the plot! LOL! But will let you know once more that my LO has been accepted for publication. Thx for the awesome opportunity to play along.