Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Scraploot DT & Blog Hop

If you have come here from Michelle’s blog then you are on the right track… if not then please hop on over to to start this fun hop.

I personally, would just like to welcome Renae, Ruby & Michelle to the Scraploot Design Team. I’m so excited to be working with these girls, I am sure that we are going to be on inspiration overload.  The blog is going to be having regular updates, tips and techniques, along with some challenges to get you all involved, as we share in our passion for scrapbooking.

So, enough chattering… here is my project I am sharing with you today, which features a gorgeous new line from Lily Bee, which is a fairly new brand for us at Scraploot. This line, Head Over Heels, had me excited before it even arrived. Just love it, so girly… so not me lol.

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Materials List

Cardstock – Ash

Lily Bee Head Over Heels Papers & Embellishments

- Alpha Cardstock Stickers – Mixed Cardstock Stickers – Dreamy Paper – Smitten Paper – Swoon Paper

2 Crafty Chipboard

- Flourish 2 – Banner – Jennie’s Brackets (used as template)

Bella Flowers – Aqua Boutique Florals & Pink Harmony Florals

Kaisercraft – Paper Blooms Fairy Floss

Glossy Accents

Here are 3 fun facts about myself, which you may or may not know...

1. I just celebrated my 30th Birthday!

2. I’m a list writer; to do lists, shopping lists; present lists (speaking of must get that done… lol)

3.  I have 2 older sisTers.

Thanks for hopping by! Now that you have all the letters you need for the magic word, be sure to drop us an email to with the magic word and your name, to be in the running for a little something.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scraploot Design Team Call

Term: 6 Months – November 2011 to April 2012
Scraploot are looking for committed, enthusiastic team members, who can comply with deadlines, and have the time and energy to fulfill the following requirements;
-          A personal blog post once a week promoting Scraploot Kits, products, events and online store.
-          A minimum of 4 scrapbook layouts per month
-          A written or video tutorial for one of your projects per month (rostered)
-          A weekly post on the Scraploot blog (rostered)
-          Set a monthly challenge using provided kit
-          Leave comments for participants on challenges
-          Participation in Cyber Crops or challenges set on the Scraploot blog, and assist in the judging of entries
-          Active promotion of Scraploot via Facebook, blogs and online forums/galleries where permitted
To apply, please send us the following to;
-          A link to your blog
-          Previous or current design team experience
-          A short biography (including a description of your usual style, how long you have been scrapbooking, main subject(s) that you scrap (e.g. boy, girl, pets etc), number of photos per layout (general)
-          A short statement as to why you would be an asset to Scraploot
-          3-6 layouts that reflect your usual style
For your contribution and dedication to Scraploot, you will receive a monthly kit, a generous discount to our online store and promotion of your work and blog by us, Scraploot.
At this time this Design Team call is only open to Australian residents.
To apply to join the Scraploot Design Team, please send the above listed requirements to Please put “Design Team Call” in the subject line of your Email. Applications close Sunday, 25th September.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Share

Here’s my post from over at Mad For Markers for the weekend.

Hi Copic Lovers…. a better late than never post for this weekend… So this weekend I decided to mix it up a little and instead of a layout, I have a card to share with you. The current challenge over on our Challenge blog is to use Spica’s, and so I used this as some inspiration, along with the cutest stamp from the Greeting Farm, Anya Princess #3.

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Supply List:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV000
Hair: E50, E51, E53
Clothing: R81, R83, R85, Clear Spica & Silver Spica

Stamp: The Greeting Farm Princess Anya #3


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrapping Saturday

Here’s my post from over at Mad For Markers today..

Good evening Copic Lovers… a late post from me today, as I was holding out for some sunshine today to photograph my layout outside… which didn’t really eventuate around here today. :-(

So just a quick post from me tonight, as a couple of us from the Mad For Markers team are off to do our Intermediate Certification tomorrow, which is a nice early start for us in the morning and I’m so not organised lol.

So here is some Scrapping Inspiration for your weekend
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It is so difficult to find that perfect coloured ribbon, especially in a grey… I had no problems altering this thick white grosgrain ribbon with my Toner Grey 5 Sketch Marker.
Don’t forget to pop in to the Mad For Markers Store for all your Copic and Stamping needs.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scrapping Saturday

Here’s my post from over at Mad For Markers today…. Welcome to another Scrapping Saturday… today I have a layout to share again using my favourite colour combo of Black, Red & White. I’m going with the flow at the moment working with this colour combo, because its just keeping my mojo flowing.
So to start with today I have some photos to show how I create my own embellishments to coordinate with my layouts, along with what my colouring looks like during the process, and how it ends up.

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1. Original number printed off onto Xpress It Card
2. Number outlined using 0.5 Multiliner and coloured in with Marker R24

3. Shadowing added using R37.
4. Further shadowing adding using R27 & R29.

5. Blended with R24 over the entire number, also added a slight bit of R39 to the very darkest edges closes to the multiliner outline.

6. The finished number, cut out and mounted on to my journal block, using some Magic Mount.
Now for the finished layout… you will also notice that I used the same technique as above to create the rest of my title for my layout.
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Supply List:

Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29, R37, R39

Xpress It Blending Card
Multi Liner 0.5 (used for outlining title, and also for journalling)
Pitch Black Spica (for faux stitching)
Hop on over to the Mad For Markers store, to pick up all your Copic and Stamping Supplies.
Rach xoxo

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Turn 1!

HUGE Purple Pumpkin GIVEAWAY!!

To celebrate… they are are having a HUGE GIVEAWAY to celebrate their first birthday, with not one, not two, but FOUR PRIZES up for grabs! First prize will be a $50 VOUCHER to spend in the next sale. Second prize will be a $25 voucher, third prize will be a $15 voucher, and fourth prize will be a $10 voucher.
The winners will be drawn on the 22nd of July - just before the next sale!

Check out some of their amazing embellishments….

Pop on over to Purple Pumpkin to see what all the fuss is about.

And check out some of layouts in previous posts which use some of their awesome products.

Rach xoxo

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scrapping Saturday & Stuck?! Sketch Entry

So here I am for another Scrapping Saturday for Mad For Markers…. sharing a different technique with you for using your Copic Markers when it comes to Scrapping. For this layout I was totally inspired by the current sketch over at Stuck Sketches and decided to create my own background, using a stamp and my Copics. I decided to use my Kaisercraft Worn Grid Stamp, I “inked” it up using my 100 marker first and then staggered the stamping across the bottom half of my cardstock. I then cleaned off my stamp using my 0 Blender solution and reinked it with my R27 marker. I again staggered my stamping in between the black grids already stamped. (Realising now… should of taken a photo before I stuck everything down).
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To finish off this layout, I coloured up some chipboard stars, again in the R27 and 100. I inked the edges of my journaling also with the R27 and 100.
I love how quickly this layout came together and I was able to coordinate and create my own pattern paper, so quickly and easily. It really pushed me out of my comfort zone but am so happy with the final result, so much so  I think I’ll use this technique again. I also snuck a little Purple Pumpkin in on this layout to, with the o so cute Apple button.

Till next time,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Scrapping Saturday & Some Purple Pumpkin

What a weekend it is here in Sydney… the weather is absolutely miserable….. its a long weekend… and here in our house we’ve struck down with the flu….

Of late… I have no mojo at all … anytime I’ve attempted to scrap all I’ve been able to do is shuffle around paper for awhile and then get up and walk away…. On Thursday I received some yummy Purple Pumpkin and with these inspiring buttons and doilies and their Monthly Challenge Sketch it inspired me to scrap a layout finally.

Today’s share is a layout which uses one of my absolute favourite colour combinations… of red, black and white.

The layout also combines my love of Copics…. which has been used to Colour the Chipboard title…. Mad For Markers have consistently low prices and great customer service. You can see my full post with some tips for colouring your chipboard with Copics over on the Mad For Markers Blog.
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Hopefully over this long weekend I can find some more inspiration and scrap a couple more pages…. let’s see how I go… till next time….

Rach xoxo

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lost…. Mojo

Hey… just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m suffering from a sever case of lost Mojo….. I can’t colour, I can’t scrap… nothing happening here at the moment. Am going to look about and see if some challenges inspire me to hopefully get me out of this slump. Any suggestions on how you get your mojo going again… please share… or if you know of some great challenge sites… Look forward to hearing some suggestions… I will try anything about now ;-p


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrapping Saturday

With the weather the way it is today in Sydney, it’s great weather to be colouring and creating. So for some inspiration today I have a layout share, which uses some recent My Minds Eye papers, which are available from Scraploot, which are just great for masculine layouts.

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Once again, I have used my Copic Markers to colour the chipboard flourish, I used BG09.
Don’t forget to pop on over to the Mad for Markers store for all your Copic needs, and don’t forget Sammi will be uploading the new May release into the store in the next day or so….. Happy colouring,

Rach xoxo

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Scrapping Saturday

Good morning Mad for Markers fans…..

Today I have a quick page to share, which uses the new Greeting Farm Creeper Crew Collection which has just been released and is available in the Mad for Markers store. I have teamed up the new stamp with the funky new Teresa Collins Collection On The Edge, which is just great for Boy layouts.

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Copic Markers Used:

Hair: E50, E51, E53

Skin: E000, E00, E11

Clothes: B16, B18, N1, N3, N5, N7, N10

Happy Saturday everyone.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrapping Saturday

Here is my post for Mad For Markers…..
Not much else happening around here at the moment …. but if anyone has found my Mojo could you please send it back to me.. lol

Heya Copic Lovers….
Rachael here for another Scrapping Saturday… today I am going to share with you a layout, which uses Copic Markers to alter my embellishments, making them suit perfectly to the colours in my layout.

From my previous posts you would know that I love to use my Copic Markers on Chipboard. But what I don’t think I have shared with you, is how I make sure that the Copic colour is the coordinating colour for my layout.

I find that different Copic colours react differently with Chipboard. To ensure that I have the right shade or tone of Copic marker, I turn my chipboard over to the back and do a few test spots with a couple of Copic Markers, which I think may match well with other elements in my Layout.
For example in todays layout, I thought that I would like to try and keep my chipboard title ‘Little Man’, quite light. However, through test spots on the back of my chipboard (using B93, B95 & b97), I discovered that the colours B93 & B95 weren’t showing up enough. So I went with B97. I also found out today that this particular chipboard piece was much more absorbent than some of the others I have used previously and so therefore I needed to do a second and third coat on the chipboard to completely cover it. I love that coordinating embellishments for my layouts is so quick and easy.
Since my obsession with Copics began I stopped purchasing coloured ribbons and flowers etc., and now purchase them in white and alter them using my Copics. Its great to see some of the effects that you can achieve.

Well enough chit chat from me here this morning …  here is my layout.
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Copics Used:

Chipboard – B97
Ribbon – B93

Happy, creative weekend

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scrapping Saturday… on a Sunday

Here is my post I just shared over on the Mad For Markers Blog….
Good morning Copic Lovers! Hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend and are able to squeeze some colouring into it….

Today I have a layout to share with you of my son, taken a little while back, and it shows his love adoration for Buzz Lightyear. I love how this layout turned out, with the main element being the Copic Coloured Buzz light year…. I can’t believe how much easier finding that right embellishment or accent for my layout has become since I have started using Copics… it just seems to make my pages come together so much more quickly. So here it is….

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Copic Colours Used:
E000, E00
C00, C1, C3, T1, T3, T5
YG11, YG13, YG23, YG25
V06, V17, V09
R29, R39, B000, B16, Y04, G28

Enjoy what remains of the weekend,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mad For Markers Scrapping Saturday

Here is my post, which is up over at the Mad for Markers blog….

So here I am again for another Saturday Scrapping and today I have a cute layout to share with you, with some adorable Hero Arts Monster Fun Stamps teamed up with my Copic Markers (of course), with some Echo Park Little Boy Collection thrown in (which is now available at Scraploot, along with Springtime and For The Record Collections). Today I am going to share a tip with you for matching patterned papers to your Copics. To do this I have a small (A5) sized Copic Hand Colour Chart, which I place underneath my pattern paper to one edge and expose the colour family I am trying to match, e.g. Yellows (Y) I slide my hand colour chart along until I find the group of markers that best reflect the yellow that is in my patterned paper. I do this for each of the colours that I am wanting to use in my colouring that I want to link directly to my patterned papers.

Here is my share for today, along with a close up of the colouring

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My post today doesn’t show any Crazy hair colouring…. however the colours I’ve used in my colouring sure could be used to colour some Crazy hair… so pop on over to our Challenge Blog and get in on the action.

Copics Used

Y11, Y13, Y15, YG11, YG13, YG15, YR14, YR15, YR16, R24, R27, R29
Happy colouring and have a good weekend,
Rach xoxo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


So here I am a few months on from my last post… Life has thrown us a few curve balls and therefore blogging has been low on the priority list…. but things are improving so no reason like right now to get back to it…. So just the other day was Valentines Day, and although we’re aren’t big on Valentines Day, (I think any day is an excuse to do something nice for those you love) I have a set of cards and a tag I created for a recent class I taught at Scraploot, themed for Love! This class focussed on colouring black & white. So here are some pretties for you….

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Copics Used: C0, C1, C3, C5

Till next time… hopefully not as long between posts this time.