Monday, July 25, 2011

And finally we get to meet . . . . .

Lucinda Benson

I’m Lu Benson, mum of five bright sparks; Blayd (16), Lachlann (13), James (10), Caeligh (7) and Indi (2 months).  I’ve been married to Doug for four years, together for 14, and we live in sunny  Brisbane, Queensland.  I began scrapbooking back in 2004, when pregnant with Caeligh, as I was looking for an activity to keep me busy once the baby arrived.  I have always had an interest in drawing, story writing and arty type pursuits in general and scrapbooking covers just about all of them, and thus is the one hobby I’ve stuck with as it is such a flexible, interpretive form of creativity.  It doesn’t date; sure, the styles change and trends come and go, but the basics are always the same so it’s a craft that anyone can do. 

My style is probably best described as “messy” lol.  I don’t use sketches, page maps, or even begin my pages with a plan of attack in mind.  I love the down and dirty techniques of tearing, inking, sanding and grunging up my pages, no matter what the subject.  I also love using found, repurposed and non-traditional items on my pages.

When I’m not scrapping, I am kid wrangling, working as a freelance medical typist, taking photographs, going to the beach, rummaging through thrift shops and flea markets, and very occasionally, even getting through a good book.

I’m so excited to be joining the Stuff 2 Scrap team and getting back into doing what I love.  I’m grateful to Warren and Annmarie for this opportunity as I am a huge chipboard fan as its possibilities are limitless.  I’m looking forward to hopefully bringing some inspiration and ideas to you, along with the other very talented members of the team. 


Colleen Boshoff

Hi my name is Colleen Boshoff and I am married to an incredibly supportive husband when it comes to my crafty hobbies. We have three wonderful children Courtney, Jayden and Conner.

I have always been into crafty hobbies and started scrapbooking when my children were babies. With the kids being so young there wasn't much time but for the past two years I have been addicted to this craft and love the social side to! More recently I have found a passion for stamping, colouring with Copics and making cards and I love to add some chipboard to these mini creations.

Thank you Annmarie and Warren I am super excited to be part of your amazing Creative Team and look forward to creating with your gorgeous chipboard and to inspiring you all!!

Well that is the new team - so I hope you will make them all welcome :)  Please dont forget this months challenge ends soon, so get your entries in.

Until next time

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another Member for you to meet

Anita Tillman

My name is Anita Tillman and I have 2 beautiful kids Romi (5yo) and Ollie (3yo) and a wonderful patient husband!  I started scrapping over 5 years when I had to stop work due to pregnancy complications and needed something to relieve my boredom - my mum suggested scrapping.  I thought there was NO WAY it would be for me and by the time I completed my first page I was well and truly hooked!
I love scrapping pages of my family and I also have a special little love for OTP too when I can find the time!
I only started blogging a few months ago and it has totally opened my eyes to another creative universe ... oh what fun! Seeing other talented artists out there has really inspired me to try so many new things and push myself to experiment with so many different goodies - I just love it!  This is my first ever time as a Creative Team Member and I am so excited and honored to be part of such a great team!

As soon as I have a picture from both the wonderful Lucinda and Colleen I will get them up here too ....  Hopefully everyone is having a great week and enjoy your weekend ....

Until next time

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Introducing . . . . .

Over the next couple of days I thought I would take the time to introduce you all to the new members of our Creative Team .........  We are so very honoured to have with us ......

Rachael Funnell

Hi My Name is Rachael Funnell & I’m 34 years Young...
I am a Happily Married to the Most Supportive & sometimes Neglected man Jason.... who i still Adore!!! And Together we live in Central NSW,  with 2 Wonderful Children....  Ethan & Chloee

I’ve been scrapbooking for about 5 years now & Is still my only Addiction.....
I mostly Prefer to Create 12x12 Layouts, But I will create card here & there....
I really don’t have a defined style, But I do love a Butterfly or 5 on most of my layouts!!! hehehe
I’m still a bit of a spring chicken with the blog thing.....
Come on over to my blog & say HI anytime  @

Finally I would like to Say to Annmarie & Warren   Thanks So very much for selecting ME to be Part of the Stuff 2 Scrap Family, I’m SUPER thrilled!!   I’m Looking forward to Inspiring you all to have a Play with the Gorgeous array of  Chipboard, Acrylics & other Goodies from Stuff 2 Scrap.....

Lisa Amiet

Hi my name is Lisa Amiet and I live in sunny Queensland. I have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for 14 years and we have 2 children Brianna, who is 11 and Riley, who is 4.

I have always loved photography and of course I had to find something to do with all those pictures and that is where I discovered Scrapbooking. This gives me a way to document all those stories behind the pictures I take...and I get to play with pretty stuff!! What more could a girl want.

The thing that I love most about scrapbooking is the lovely friends that I have made, and hopefully all the new ones that I will make in the future. I’m not sure that I have a particular style of scrapbooking, but like to try anything at least once.

I am currently on the Design Team for “Bird is the Word” Challenge blog and am Berry Bleu's Tags and am honoured to have been chosen to be on the Stuff2Scrap Team. I can't wait to get started!

Please stay tuned as we some more wonderful ladies coming soon ......

Until Next Time

Monday, July 18, 2011

creations with Felicity

Good Morning chipboard fans :))

I hope this finds you all not to cold.
Good Hot chocolate weather uh!

Firstly I want to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the new design team. I am sure we all cant wait to see your wonderful creations.
You may or may not have noticed that my name is missing from the list.
The reason behind that is because I am finishing up with Stuff 2 Scrap. Its time for me to take a step backwards and to concentrate a little bit more on my little family. Unfortuntaley its one those things where you have to weigh up your options and family always seems to win!

I hope you all understand.

Now onto happy things.
I want to share with you today some gift tags I made.

I am going to admit and say that sometimes I think of chipboard only on layouts.. but you know what.. I proved myself wrong.
There are so many awesome designs that stuff  2 scrap have, that I also found them perfect to alter a few notebooks.

I am a HUGE notebook girl. There in EVERY room!

I hope that gives you a few more ideas with the chipboard.
Dont forget about this month challenge. I am loving ALL the enteries so far and would love to see a few more.

Happy scrappy Monday! :)

Lv Flis x

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Our New Creative Team

Thank you so very much to everyone who sent their applications in to us to be part of our Creative Team.  It was a hard decision to make........

Sooooooo       beginning on the first of August - the new Creative Team will be :-

  • Jess Mackenzie
  • Chantal Vandenberg
  • Chantelle Huizenga
  • Rachael Funnell
  • Anita Tillman
  • Lucinda Benson
  • Lisa Amiet
  • Colleen Boshoff
And our designer Leeann Pearce :)

Welcome to all our new creative members ......  I hope you enjoy your time here with us and look forward to what you have to show......

Until next time

Friday, July 15, 2011

Last Day

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the Creative Team here at Stuff 2 Scrap....  please email with a couple of your most recent layouts showing how you incorporate chipboard on your layouts, and a little about you .....

We will be announcing the new Creative Team over the weekend......  Good luck

Until next time

Monday, July 11, 2011

Creative Team Call Reminder

As the school holidays here in Queensland come to a close I thought it would be the perfect time to remind everyone that Stuff 2 Scrap are calling for new Creative Team Members.  All you need to do is email me with a little bit about yourself, and a couple of recent layouts that you have done using chipboard.  Entires are closing this Friday - so please get emailing .... 

I hope you all have a wonderful and creative week
Until next time

Saturday, July 9, 2011

life is beautiful with you

 another LO using some fun chipboard - I've used the Up and Away by Leeann
I've sponged the edges of the balloon and added a large button - the cloud has been covered in pattern paper and sanded back - one of my favourite ways to cover chipboard.
And I've also added in a heart with swirls - it's a new item from Stuff 2 Scrap!
Here's some close-up's:

Love how this one came together - I've even used some of the criteria for this months challenge: stamping, circles, layers and of course chipboard.  It's easy to incorporate these fun elements into any LO.
Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


 hello, it's Chantelle posting here and I have a LO to share!  I've used one of Leeann's fabulous mushrooms - there's two in the pack and I've used the larger one - you can find them right HERE
I've inked the edges, added a button and also white rub-on's.
Here's a close-up:
This peice of chipboard was perfect for this LO as it really suited the 'exploring in the forest' theme.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are all getting your July challenge LO's together!

Friday, July 1, 2011

june challenge winner

...................................... and the winner for the June challenge is:

rachael funnell
(please email Stuff 2 Scrap to claim your chipboard)

i really enjoyed looking at your LO - great use of the colours and heaps of gorgeous embellies and chipboard happening.  Well done and thanks to everyone for playing along.
We hope to see lots of great entries for July!!

July challenge with Felicity

Good morning

I think I am with the majority when I saw
"how did we get to July".
Over half way through 2011 already.

July Challenge:
 to create a page/card/otp with some of MY favorite things
1. paint/ink/sprays
2. masking/stamping
3. circles
4. chipboard
5. layering

You ONLY need to use a minimum of 3 of the above items mentioned, any amount.





Hope those pages inspire you enough to give the challenge ago and be in the running to win some AWESOME chipboard.

Enjoy your weekend.

Flis x