Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jot Magazine - Issue 4 is now LIVE!


It's live! It's live! Issue 4 of Jot Magazine is now available for your viewing


Here is a little sneak of whats inside this Issue


Sadly, this will be my last Issue with Jot Magazine as I am moving on to complete my exciting year as a Scrapbooking Memories Master. I have absolutely loved my time at Jot! I think since being a Jot Girl, I have learnt so much about my scrapbooking and become a lot more confident in my style and abilities. I think that is all due to the fantastic and hard work of Kim and the girls. I want to say a big thank you to Kim for giving me such an awesome opportunity! 


Here are some sneak peeks of my work within the issue:




I also worked on this Issues 'quick layout' which has a challenge attached to it, you can check out all the details of my challenge and other Jot Girl challenges on the Jot blog here


I will be sharing more details of my layouts in the magazine soon!


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

My news! Scrapbooking Memories Master...Pinch me now!



I'm still pinching myself over this news! As some of my scrappy friends may already know, last week the new Scrapbooking Memories Masters were announced and I am one of them! How crazy is that! 

Those who may not be aware, each year the Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazine holds a competition. To enter you need to complete 4 projects based on the criteria given and send them in to the mag. The Magazine then chooses 10 entrants to be given the title of 'Scrapbooking Memories Masters'. Our entries of work are showcased in a special Masters edition of the magazine and then each month next year we have little challenges that will be in the mag too. 

This was the first year I had felt 'ready' to enter the competition. To be a 'Master' had always been a little goal of mine, but something I hadn't really felt I was ready for when it came to apply in previous years. Sending my entry off was quite nerve wrecking and scary as I was really putting myself 'out there' but I knew deep down that I had done the best I could, my entry was a true reflection of my style and that basically whatever was to happen was meant to be. Whether I was chosen or not, I knew I did my best. So to my complete surprise, receiving the awaited phone call to say I was chosen was just so amazing! (sorry to those I lied to and had to say 'no' I didn't get a call to!) It is still something that I still can't believe happened! Pinch me now!

Here's a sneak peak of the mag (thanks Anne, I stole your pic!):
I am yet to get my subscriber copy so I haven't even seen how my entries have come up in the magazine yet. 


I can't wait to share more about my Masters entries when the time comes, but in the meantime, the mag should be available in Newsagents over the next couple of days! So exciting!

Congrats to the other nine girls who have made the Masters team this year:


I am so excited to be working alongside you this coming year. Congrats also to my friends who received Honourable Mentions for some of their entries :)



January 123 challenge - Live the life you have imagined








A new year and a new challenge at the 123 blog. This months challenge is:







COLOUR = ORANGE





WORD = LIVE





TECHNIQUE = FEATHERS


Here is my layout:
Layout title: Live the life you had imagined







Products Used: 


Paper: White card stock, American Craft 'Amy Tangerine' patterned paper.


Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket brad, Studio Calico Stickers, Heidi Swapp mistable banner, Studio Calico bow, American Crafts 'Amy Tangerine' stickers, doily.


Other: Faber Castell Gelatos, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Cut files, Tiny attacher and staples, Typewriter, sewing machine and white thread.





I cut the feathers onto some patterned paper and bundled them before adhering them to my page. I love the look of the white on white, so chose to layer also with a Heidi banner and a flourish cut file.






The quote was a file in the Silhouette store that can be found here. I created the background to the file by covering the background in gesso first. Then applying orange tone Gelatos, I simply coloured the area in, then spread them dry with my finger instead of using water as I wanted the colour to remain nice and vibrant, not washed.




Hope this inspires you to give this awesome challenge a go!
Be back soon with some more scrappy shares :)