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
. 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. Brisbane, Queensland
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.
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