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Saturday, May 30, 2009


Wow what a fun weekend we had.....

Some highlights are .....
  • Lots of inspiration and scrapping,
  • Catching up on Forum Friends
  • Sharing a table with Sarah, Manda, and Chelle.... I must add Manda and Sarah have very limited space to scrap...mmmmmm I wonder why????????lol
  • Lots of laughts (and me trying not too, being unwell it hurt to laugh)...LOL!
  • Lots of unbelieveable bargins from my shop
  • Going to the beach
  • Sues blow up bull for the country western night.....
  • Sing Star!
  • AND SO much MORE!!!
I would like to thank Sue Smith for these cool photos.....
Not all of us are here....
Kylie , Chelle (DT), Tracey (DT), Susan, Me (Tanyah),
Lucy, Manda (behind), Alyssa, Sarah.

Here are some pics of our DT's
Michelle Jamieson & Tracey Thorne


Here are some of my Layouts i created over the weekend....

This was a sketch challenge (sketch designed by me...Tanyah Payne)

Products used are...


This is probably my favourite layout for the entire weekend....

Products used
  • Bella silk flowers
  • Green Tara flowers
  • Tracey Thorne Designed button - purchased from the last Trash and Treasure Aution.
  • Papers used is Fancy pants and Terrisa Collins
  • Kaisercraft Pearls
  • Tim Holts grunge board
  • Felt
  • Cardstock
  • Paint
  • Felt pens


This butterfly was a RAK from my besty sarah that she had purchased for me at the markets... thanks sar it went perfectly for the layout i was working on at the time. xoxo

Products used....
  • Fancy Pants pattern paper
  • Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants felt shapes
  • Hamply Screen Prints Transparncy mesh (black)
  • Kaisercraft pearls
  • Kaisercraft bling word
  • Kaisercraft silver bling strips
  • Adornit tiny alphas


This is a Scrap Chat Challenge i did on the weekend for OLW 'Buddies'

Products used...

  • Cardstock
  • Terrisa Collins Pattern paper
  • Green Tara flowers
  • Bella silk flower
  • Rockabye white thickers
  • Buttons
  • kaisercraft bling


This was a challenge (gypsyangel) gave me.... I was given a tag from clothing and had to do a layout with it. I am happy how it turned out. Also i used her new toy which is a TONNIC brand circle cutter.... it was unreal and so easy and portable and think it is now on my list of must haves now....

Products used.......
  • Cardstock
  • Terrisa Collins pattern paper
  • Fancy Pants pattern paper
  • Prima Bling flourishes
  • Hamply Screen Prints Transparency Black mesh
  • Green Tara Flowers
  • Kaisercraft pearls
  • Rockabye white thickers
  • Journalling pen


Products used...

  • Terrissa Colins pattern paper
  • Cardstock
  • Queen & Co felt
  • Die cut and decorated bird (own design from cricut)
  • Queen and Co felt brads
  • Pettaloo flower
  • Carolees creation ribbon
  • Adornit tiny alphas
  • staples
  • journaling pen for dooding and journalling


This was Amandas challenge using white space.... MAN WAS THIS HARD FOR ME.... i so want to put more on this page....lol! But was fun to do.

Products used..
  • Kaisercraft paint,
  • Rosa Mocka pattern paper
  • RW chipboard butterfly
  • NEW Green poka dot BELLA flowers
  • Hamply screen prints transparency black mesh
  • journaling spot
  • Felt/gel pens.


This layout was inspired when lucy gave me at warana these butterfly large buttons they were so cute. So i couldn't but help to use the NEW hamply Screen Prints Transparency pink butterflies....Thanks lucy for the RAK it is gorgeouse! xoxo

I also used tule which is something i haven't tried before which i think turned out quite well. Love trying new things and having a go at them you never know how much fun it is until you try it!...

Products used...

  • Hamply Screen Print Transparency NEW - pink butterfly
  • white cardstock
  • lucys bag with message on it
  • buttons as a RAK
  • staples
  • MM journalling spot
  • Tule
  • Lace
  • Prima Flowers
  • Rubons
  • Rockabye white thickers
Thanks for looking....Xx


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trash and Treasure Day is about to happen AGAIN!




This is a site similar to ebay BUT THEIR IS NO FEES! you only pay for the item you want to purchase+postage and that is it. No costs for listing it at all.

Please come and check it out!.....http://www.scrapchat.net.au/auction/

  • This is a 2 day only
  • where items are only listed for this time period only!
  • Anyone can list and sell
  • People will upload items that are unique and different and
  • not seen anywhere else


Thank you Alyssa Vollmann for designing this for me! xoxo

PLEASE LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW ABOUT THIS, it is lots of fun to share with everyone and starts at midnight so first in best dressed as they say!....


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

REMEMBER KITS - Leanne Stamatellos

I have 2 really elegant kits this month to tempt you and what I really like about them, is that you don't need to have photos to complete the layout kit. Sometimes, all you need are words - and that's exactly what I did this time. The black and white and touches of shimmer are very stylish!

1 sheet of die cut flourish paper
1 black cardstock
1 white cardstock
1 packet of gorgeous shimmer white alphas
half a packet of bella petites

You'll also be sent the image of the layout as well as step by step instructions - not that you need them with my kind of layouts :)

Here is the sneak peak of the REMEMBER layout.
Yes, handwriting too - no need for a computer either - you'll love the simplicty of this.

2 sheets of black cardstock
1 sheet of white cardstock
1 packet of shimmer white alphas
half a packet of bella petites

The ideas are endless with these gorgeous alphas and journalling squares - it's up to you what you create. And the simplicity of the black and white make this kit so versatile.

And Tanyah, should have the prices of these kits up very soon - stay tuned!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Third Thrusday Tips &Techniques

I have a huge appology for being late with this one this month. Due to a local flood and being evacuated it wasn't possible. But thankfully it didn't come up as high as they first thought originally...So we are all safe home now and the shop is all fine and no need to be worried.


For beginners I often find that your not sure what embellishments are... So what are classed as embellishments?
  • Stickers,
  • Rubons
  • Eyelets
  • Felt
  • brads
  • metal embellishments
  • transparencies
  • flowers
  • bling
  • Buttons
  • Pins
  • Slides
  • Charms
  • Clips
  • Tabs
  • Bows etc
Their is probably many more i have missed but i hope this helps...

Have you ever wondered what embellishments you need apose to ones you just like. Do you find yourself purchasing simply because you think they look cute but have no idea if you will use them let alone when or how....lol!

Well this was me for sure when i started scrapbooking. i LOVED stickers and though scrapping was all about sticking stickers on a layout... oh how wrong i was when i finally got past that!.... I had such a huge collection it was crazy that now my darling daughter and son enjoy using them to make cards to their friends......

So now apart from rubons/ alpha stickers i rarely touch a sticker these days..... Their are ways you can use stickers on your layouts and they look fantastic but here is some ideas of doing this...

  • Group your embelishments together so your eye dosen't wonder all over the page and don't distract your eye from looking at your photos.
  • If you put baby powder on the back of a sticker and use a styles or a shapping tool and shape your sticker and then use some foam tape on the back to pop it out.
  • Use stickers that are clear or DONT have a white edgeing around them..... I was told once that stickers with the white edging have a childish look about it... and i hadn't thought of it like that until then.

There are many many embellishments and one key thing to remember when using shaped embelishments is to ask yourself
  • Dose it relate to the page?
  • Sometimes it is their simply cause you are going through a fad at the time and you just have to put or have one on your layouts/projects......


This month i have asked my design team of what embellishments they love using the most and what brands......

Here is what they had to say...
  • I love Embellishments. I think they make a page.
  • They give it that final touch.
  • Some of my favourite embellishments are: Buttons, flowers, Bling, felt, chipboard and textured ribbons.
  • These feature quite heavily on my pages.
  • Some of my favourite embellishments at the moment are Francheville “Cutie pie” buttons, 7 Gypsies Black and white polka dot gaffa tape and handmade sculpey buttons.
  • I also make a lot of my own embellishments from various mediums.
  • I think it gives them an “original” look to your work.

By..... Michelle Jamieson.

See some embellishments ( chellebean designs) that chelle has made in our shop.
Click HERE!

  • I can't live without rubons - I love them - swirls, straight decorative borders, alphas ... anything really. I especially love white ones - they look so striking against black cardstock.
  • So many companies are doing the most gorgeous rubons - I love American Crafts alot - so many elegant and current designs.
By.................... Leanne Stamatellos


Thanks for reading
hope this helps you all
luv tanXx

Thursday, May 14, 2009


These kits are available to purchase and do up any way you wish.....
We only have limited stock available for each challenge kit.

The rules with the challenge kits are....

  • The winner will receive a kit from the next month of their choice to the same value of what kit they purchased.
  • The winning layout/project will also be displayed in our shop with the products you have used along with your name.
ENJOY and have lots of fun creating xoxo


KIT 1 - $12.00

KIT 2 - $12.00

KIT 3 - $5.00


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kit 4- May - 2 Layouts!- DESIGNED BY: Tracey Thorne


Features a very good quality brands - Chatterbox, prismatics, coredinations, & Adornit creations. This kit has been designed by Tracey Thorne and is perfect for all occasions.


Pattern papers / Cardstock
  • 2 x prisma red cardstock
  • 1 x coredinations whitewash barn song
  • Chatterbox designer paper – Together Teal
  • Chatterbox designer paper – Together stripe

  • Chatterbox felt border strips (3)
  • 1 sheet of Carolees Creations Adornit alpha stickers – tiny whoopsy teal

You can purchase this kit to create your own layout if you choose!

We also give $1 per kit sold to the designer to thank them for their efforts!

The cost of the kit is $13.50 not including postage. CLICK HERE to purchase your kit!

Kit 3 - May - Card holder + 2 cards!- DESIGNED BY: Tracey Thorne


Features a very good quality brands - Chatterbox, Kaisercraft, coredinations, Green Tara & Adornit creations. This kit has been designed by Tracey Thorne and is perfect for all occasions and a perfect gift to someone special.


Pattern papers / Cardstock
  • 2 x Core- dinations cardstock
  • Chatterbox designer paper – Together Ruby
  • Chatterbox designer paper – Together Warm floral
  • 2 x card blanks

  • 1 sheet of Carolees Creations Adornit stickers – Tiny chocolate
  • Red ricrac ribbon – 22cm
  • 2 x red flowers
  • 1 x brown flower – small
  • 1 pack kaisercraft red pearls
  • 1 transparency – giving with heart
  • Instructions given via PDF through email.

You can purchase this kit to create your own layout if you choose!

We also give $1 per kit sold to the designer to thank them for their efforts!

The cost of the kit is $11.50 not including postage. CLICK HERE to purchase a KIT

Friday, May 8, 2009

Paper Bag Chatterbox - Together Album - Kit 2


Features a very good quality brands - Chatterbox & Adornit creations. This kit has been designed by Tracey Thorne and is perfect for all photos and occasions that your wanting to scrap.


Pattern papers / Cardstock

* 1 pattern paper - Chatterbox - Together Mulit - floral
* 1 pattern paper - Chatterbox - Together - Birds
* 1 White wash - red coredinations


* 1/2 pack of Chatterbox adheasive felt embellishemnts
* 1 Adornit brown alphas
* 2 kaisercraft album rings
* 2 paper bags
* 2 white cards
* Instructions given via PDF through email.

You can purchase this kit to create your own layout if you choose!

We also give $1 per kit sold to the designer to thank them for their efforts!

The cost of the kit is $12.55 not including postage.

Enjoy and have fun!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Kit 1 - Bella Girl Album Kit - by TRACEY THORNE

This month, our Design Team Member, Tracey Thorne has created the bella girl album kit. This gorgeous kit has you creating a few extra pages out of acetate and also a little stamping on that leftover acetate as well.

This MINI ALBUM KIT contains:
  • 1 sheet of Teresa Collins Bella Girl Die Cuts,
  • 1 A4 sheet of acetate,
  • 1 12x12 sheet of pink cardstock,
  • 2 hinge rings,
  • 1 x adhesive felt strip to fit front cover design,
  • 1 pack kaiser bling {pink},
  • 3 pink flowers,
  • 2 white flowers,
  • 1 embellishment button{beautiful},
  • 1 pack kaisercraft stamps love {optional}

The coil binding is not included in this kit - it was used as an example to "show off" different binding methods that could be used. Also when you purchase this kit Tanyah will send you a step-by-step set of instructions.

This kit is avaialbe to purchase at Scrap N Craft with T,

Price for this fun mini album will be

enjoy xoxo

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Leanne's APRIL CHALLENGE - winners announced!

Well, this was my first challenge here on Diary of a Scrapaholic and I was pretty excited to see some layouts posted using the criteria that I set - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The tough part was deciding who should get the $20 prize credit.
I was blown away by the creativity of everyone.

Susan Cashin's LO - the idea of bowworing the wheels off broken toy cars was really cool - loved that idea.

Gayatri Murali's LO - this layout was beautifully balanced and very elegant. I loved the flower placement.

Alison Callcott's LO - who would have thought to use string from the kitchen drawer for the something old part? This was a cool layout.

Ramintessah Aihara - this birdcage paper was so adorable - the pink and yellow colour scheme was just gorgeous.

Lucy Woodham - I was honored to have someone 'borrow' my style - very clever - and I adored that little tree in the top corner.

So, what's a girl to do when there are 5 worthy layouts all for different reasons?
Well, I spoke to Tanyah about my dilema ... and here's what we're going to do ....

YOU ALL GET $5.00 store credit - how cool is that?

Congratulations and thank you for playing along with this challenge - you all deserve a little something. Tanyah will email you soon with a voucher.

Take care, Leanne Stamatellos