Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Inspiration with DT Member Emma Stafrace

Here is some more inspiration from our Design Team using our Inspiration Pack!!

In this page I used most of the papers from the Elsie Rebel range but featured the 'Sensitive' pp as the base.

I clustered 3 photo's of Tige sleeping and layered them with torn pieces from the other papers. I used some aqua tuile and some more of the gutter guard for extra texture.

I designed a word-art for the title and printed that off along with some cloud shapes and half tone paint splatters... on Grafix Rub-onz which just adds a little extra something to the overall page.

Lastly I customised some glass cabachons by gluing them to some paper off cuts waste not want not!

Oh and I used the WOW circle mats that Leanne sells.

This page is using the 'Delightful' PP from the Elsie Rebel range by 7 Dots Studio. I incorporated some stickers from this set and used a Heidi Swapp 'Damask' mask by inking it to create more depth in the background.

From the inspiration pack that Lea gave us I cut a strip from the rubber mat, painted it and adhered it to the page and finally, mounted the photo on a piece of the gutter guard for added texture.

There is so much you can do with the Inspiration Pack!!!  There are only a couple left so don't miss our on your chance to win the Imaginisce D Stress Tool and Case valued at $62!!!!

Pin It Now!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Inspiration with DT Member Melanie Mckenzie

Hi Everyone

Our new DT Member Mel was challenged with the Elsie Rebel pattern paper from 7 Dots.  With 4 boys I wasn't sure the pink was going to make an appearance but Mel has created 3 stunning designs!!

Mel was also given a pack of resin flowers and our new pink raffia plus our Inspiration Kit to show you all just how much fun it was to use!!!

In Best Friends Mel has used the strip of sand paper in the kit and rubbed back the black cardstock.  (yep thats me in the photo lol!!!)

In Cousin Mel has taken the piece of Hessian and used it as a template.  It leaves behind a great impression!!

In you are so crazy Mel has used the bubble wrap.  I think bubble wrap should be in everyones stash!!!!  It makes a boring backhround just pop!!!!

There is lots of fun to be had with the Inspiration Pack!!!  Try something new and you can even win the DStress Tool and case from Imaginisce!!!!!!!!  Check out our Facebook Page NOW and get inspired!!

Pin It Now!

WIN a Imaginisce D-Stress Tool and Case!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week!!!  I am so excited about our new competition its something just a little different!!!!!

Here's how it works:

1)  Purchase our Inspiration Pack.  This can be done on our Facebook Page or email me at      The cost is only $7.00!!

Inspiration Pack

2) Create up to 3 layouts using this pack.  You can get messy with your Glimmer Mists or even your
     ink.  Get out those paints and use the Bubblewrap to create some great impressions or even the
     bottle top!!!  Let you imagination run WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can even use the pieces on your

3)  The best bit you have to whole of April to complete your layouts!!  Just upload to our Facebook

4)  THE PRIZE!!!  You can win the Imaginisce DStress Tool and Case with extra attachments valued
      at $62!!  Its that easy!!!

I will be back later to share what our Design Team have started to create using the pack!!!!  So get inspired and start creating!!!!!!!

Pin It Now!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

International Design Team Member Einat Kessler

Introducing International Designer Einat Kessler

I am so excited to announce our first interational Design Team Member.  I am sure she is going to inspire you just as much as she has inspired me!!!!

My name is Einat Kessler and I'm a designer from Israel.
I am a CHA designer member, workshop teacher, writer and designer. I design scrapbooks, mini albums, paper crafts, mixed media, canvases, cards, 3D and interactive designs and home d├ęcor.
I have started scrapbooking about 6 years ago and I own my own business. I have been featured in Israeli TV in a series of scrapbooking and paper crafts workshops, I had a monthly column in the leading Israeli craft magazine (up until it was closed). I manage the leading Israeli scrapbook forum for the past six months and it is a fast growing, creative community. I was published in several international magazines and e-books and been a guest designer in several blogs and blog hops.
 As an international designer I have a fresh, unique and different artistic perspective and point of view. I have experience in designing kits, as I was previously the kit designer for the leading Israeli Kit of the Month club - My Punch. I'm a versatile designer - I do layouts,cards, mini albums,mixed media andmore and I'm familiar with many different techniques that could add and compliment the designs from the kits and show your subscribers how to use the kit materials in different ways. I have experience in writing tutorials and step by step instructions including good quality photos. I'm hard working, friendly, and creative person and I never missed a deadline.

Check out Einat's blog address here!

I cannot wait to share all these girls amazing projects with you!!! Its going to be an exciting 6 months!!!!!

Pin It Now!

Introducing Design Team Member Leah Cameron

Introducing Design Team Member Leah Cameron

I would love to become part of the Mad About Scrappin design team as I would love to share my enjoyment in creating layouts from kits. I also like to demonstrate to others that scrapbooking is achievable for everyone, my layouts are usually quite simple and easy to recreate for beginning scrapbookers.

 I have been scrapping for just over five years. I have always been interested in scrapbooking, even before I knew what it was! I look back now on the photo album I made of my sister’s wedding in 1990, and can see the beginnings of my scrapping obsession. My friend actually gave me a gift voucher for a beginners class in 2006, so that was when I first had a real taste of scrapbooking as I know it today! I love scrapbooking for so many reasons – it gives me some “me” time, which has been very much appreciated over the past 5 years with two girls only 16 months apart. I love that I can record the memories that otherwise would be forgotten. And let’s be honest – I love the products! There is nothing better than getting that little ticket in the mail box which tells me there is a pizza box waiting – I think our postie must think we have a pizza addition!

My main subjects in my scrapping are my two girls, I guess because that’s who I have ready access to for photos. I describe my style as “Simple but stylish” (actually I stole that from Scrapbooking Memories when one of my layouts was on the front of that gallery!). I have been published many times, and have been on the cover of both Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations.

Check out Leahs Blog at
Pin It Now!

New Design Team Member Joanne Piccirilli

Introducing Design Team Member Joanne Piccirilli

I have 3 children, two boys and a girl. I work for a scrap shop and have been scrapping for about 5 - 6 years. Its something that I love to do. I love anything to do with pretty paper. Scrapbooking is probably my first love but I also love to do cards and off the page. Right into mini albums at the moment.

Check out Joanne's Blog at
Pin It Now!

New Design Team Member Michelle Wallace

Introducing Design Team Member Michelle Wallace

I am so excited that Michelle will be joining us once again at Mad About Scrappin!!!

I am a mother to four children and live in the southern suburbs of South Australia.I have been scrapbooking now for just over 8 years and I don't think that I would know what life was without it. In my free time I teach scrapbooking. I have been on several design teams and have enjoyed showing others what can be done with products. I have been the Fiskars Ambassador for South Australia for over 4 years now and host regular crops here in South Australia for Fiskars. I don't feel that I have a true style as such I like to dabble in every sty;e. I tend to make the photos or the story the centre of my work and go from there. This will often affect what style I am using at the time. I love creating dimension in a layout, so tend to enjoy layering, stitching and embellishing of all sorts. I like my layouts to be not too busy. My styles came about by basically trying things till I found what I liked. I love thinking outside the box and mixing it up a bit. I am a very passionate scrapbooker and love teaching. For me scrapbooking means the ability to be able to take time and smell the roses. I enjoy being on design teams as I enjoy a challenge and sharing with others. I am a very organised person and work well with schedules.I love making friends and sharing ideas in the scrapbooking industry. I have done many instore demonstrations and classes for Fiskars and LSS. My work has also been chosen to be showcased nationally at Spotlight stores on behalf of Fynmark and Fiskars. I am a regular layout contributor to Southern Cross Kids Camp, Victorian Fire Appeal and Bonnie Babes Foundation. I have been asked to work on behalf of Fiskars at the Craft and Quilt Fair that is being held here in Adelaide, South Australia in November. I have also taught at several shops here in Adelaide over the past few years. I am a regular contributor to the Open Arts - Scrapbooking Area of the Royal Adelaide Show. I have been lucky to have won several places in the past years including being awarded Best in Show two years in a row.

My blog -

Pin It Now!

New Design Team Member Emma Stafrace

Introducing Design Team Member Emma Stafrace

I can not pin my style down to one specific trend, however I love to cluster my embellishments and lean more toward the grunge side as paint, gesso(my all time fave medium) and misted splattering is a common thread throughout my work.

You can check our all of Emma's gorgeous work on her blog at
Pin It Now!

Design Team Member Melanie Mckenzie

I am excited to be announcing our new Design Team!!!!!!!  After nearly 6 years its still exciting to meet new creative people and share all there creativeness with you!! 

Introducing DT Melanie Mckenzie
I have been scrapping for 8 years, love it and can't get enough of it. I love learning new techniques and so I think my style is forever evolving.

I cannot wait to share with you in the coming 6 months all of Mel's design team creations!!



Pin It Now!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Flog It Friday Sale - March 16th @ 7pm

Have you been to one of our monthly Flog It Friday Sales over on our Facebook Page????????

NO???  Then head over and check out the March Sale.  Everyone who purchases receives a little something in their parcel to say thank you and to help me celebrate my birthday!!

There are always some fantastic bargains to be had including paper packs, embellishment packs, embellishments, embossing folders, ribbons and flowers plus heaps more.

Everything is below RRP!!!!!

Don't miss out!!!

Pin It Now!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Harrisons Little Wings Scrapbook Crop Day!!!!

Its on again!!!!!  This will be the 3rd Scrapbook Crop Day for Harrisons Little Wings Charity!! 

If you are in Brissy you don't want to miss out on this event its always lots of fun and its helping a wonderful charity that I am so proud to be a part of!!!

Once again Mad About Scrappin will be there as well as Purple Pumpkin and D-lish Scraps!!

Lots of giveaways and a wonderful day to be spent with your friends.

If you would like to attend head over to Harrisons Little Wings Facebook Page or contact me at and I can let you know more details!!!

Hope to see you there!!!


Pin It Now!

Its Time For A New Challenge!!!!!!

Welcome to March!!!!  Its a wonderful rainy day in QLD today so its time to get your scrap on with our March Challenge.

The prize this month valued at $30 is the Cosmo Cricket Clemetine Paper Pack!! 

THE CHALLENGE - Create a layout using Kraft Cardstock with 2 additional colours.  Also on your layout must be book paper and raw chipboard!!!

Layouts must be uploaded by the 25th of March on our Facebook Page to be in the running.

I can't wait to see all your layouts!!!!

Good Luck!!


Pin It Now!