Scrapbooking Memories

Scrapbooking Memories No. 20-4

Without a doubt, the one-stop source of inspiration for scrapbookers with loads of innovative designs, step-by-step guides, fresh ideas and the latest scrapbooking techniques. Brimming with innovative ideas and the latest trends from regular contributors, you’ll find pages of fabulous layouts, ‘how to’ sections with step-by-step instructions, interesting new techniques and workshop secrets. Project tutorials in every issue provide off-the-page projects that will add even more dimension to your papercrafting. Check out ‘Scrapshop’ for the hottest new product releases from all your favourite brands and ‘Trend spotting’ to keep one step ahead with the latest scrapbooking concepts. Showcased work in the Gallery sections list materials, design tips and budget saving ideas to really get those creative juices flowing.

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You may have noticed a big, bold statement on the cover of this issue – the Master’s Competition is back! We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the Master’s comp and we can’t wait to see your spectacular layouts in October. So much hard work, creativity and innovation goes into your entries and I am sure these projects will be better than ever! The year is going by so fast, and it seems crazy that we have already opened up the competition to find our next group of Masters. Our 2016 Masters have been doing such a wonderful job, meeting every challenge with tremendous skill and style – just check out their layouts for the latest challenge. Our other contributors have also gone above and beyond this issue to demonstrate their…

behind the scenes

This issue’s cover is That’s My Boy by Kylie Symons. Materials: Stampin’ Up! ink pads and stamps. Paper – Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Embellishments – Cocoa Vanilla Studio metal badges, epoxy dots and stickers; Fancy Pants corrugated sheet; A2Z chipboard. Ed’s Note: We love all the little details that Kylie has put into her layout. The layers have been expertly applied and each embellishment has been carefully placed to keep the overall look balanced. The colour palette and boyish theme complement the photo well and the end result is amazing. Great job Kylie! YOU TELL US… We’d love to hear what you’d like to see in future issues of Scrapbooking Memories! Is it a specific technique, a gallery theme, a Q&A with upcoming artists, brand spotlights, events calendars or something else? Is there a feature…


SCRAP FX Little Boy Blue chipboard. For more information, visit www.scrapfx.com.au COCOA VANILLA Wild at Heart “Bohemian” Double-Sided 12•x12• designer paper. For more information, visit www.cocoavanilla.com.au VIVA DECOR Inka Gold - Rose Quartz. For more information, visit www.auntyverascrapandcraft.com STAMPIN’ UP! Custom Tee Photopolymer Stamp Set. For more information, visit www.stampinup.com TIM HOLTZ Distress Oxides Ink Pad - Worn Lipstick. For more information, visit www.craftydivas.com.au TIM HOLTZ Distress Oxides Ink Pad - Broken China. For more information, visit www.craftydivas.com.au COCOA VANILLA Wild at Heart Bitty Blooms. For more information, visit www.cocoavanilla.com.au STAMPIN’ UP! Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad. For more information, visit www.stampinup.com SIMPLE STORIES Emoji Love - 6x12” Chipboard Stickers. For more information, visit www.auntyverascrapandcraft.com PHOTO PLAY Summer Bucket List Paper - Cotton Candy. For more information, visit www.allaboutscrapbooks.com.au DARKROOM DOOR Electric Stamp – StepThrough Bicyclye. For more information, visit www.darkroomdoor.com KAISERCRAFT Barber Shoppe Paper Pack with Bonus Sticker Sheet. For more information,…

lets get messy

Where once the scrapbook landscape was clean and untouched by anything messier than a liquid adhesive, came a brave new frontier where scrappers from all over the world began smearing, swiping and splattering their pages with a whole range of mediums. So far, the mixed media trend has continued to flourish, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. I must admit, when I first saw the use of acrylic paints, and then mists, creeping onto the pages of scrappers I knew, I was excited. I wanted in. Immediately. I have always loved using paints, so the thought of combining them with photos and paper on a scrapbook layout was just too good to resist. I started out simple – with some tubes of student grade acrylics, then along…

a brief history of scrapbooking

Most of us think of scrapbooking as a modern hobby, but did you know that people have been scrapbooking for over 200 years? This may come as a surprise, given that the camera was not commercially available to the public until towards the end of the 1800s – but scrapbooking wasn’t always about photos. In the early 1800s, people (particularly young women) would scrap a range of mementos including letters, quotes, poems, calling cards (cards left by friends who visited) and religious cards, as well as newspaper clippings and images. Scrapbooking became popular amongst middle-class Americans after 1825, when the first scrapbooking magazine was released. “The Scrapbook” included ideas on how to fill a blank scrapbook with newspaper clippings and images. Just a year later, a book called “Manuscript Gleanings and…

trend spotting

Adore You BY SHAE CULL Materials: Embellishments – D-Lish Scraps various; Tim Holtz distress ink; washi tapes; twine. Other – Kaisercraft stencil. Hot Tip: Use the same stencil multiple times with different colours for an interesting background effect. Be Happy BY LIZZY HILL Materials: Cardstock – American Crafts. Embellishments – Ali Edwards and Evalicious stickers; Dusty Attic paint; Flutterby Creations words; Funky Flair Studio flair; Pink Paislee and Simple Stories die cuts; Studio Calico tag and cork arrow; Ranger Distress and Versamark inks; embossing powder. Other – The Crafters Workshop and Scraptastic stencils. Hot Tip: Use a mixture of paints, stenciling, texture paste and ink to create a background mimicking the sea. Happy Birthday BY CAROL LOFTUS Materials: Paper – Cre8tive. Cardstock – Kaisercraft. Embellishments – Dylusions ink sprays; Jo Sonjas texture paste; Liquid Pearls; Monte Mart acrylic paint. Other…