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Term 3 2015 Classes

Good Morning!

Next term we are changing the classes a little bit. We will still have scrapbooking, night scrap and card classes but we are adding in a 4 week Art Journalling block.

Card Making.

Card Making will be held on the following Saturdays:

25th July, 8th August, 22nd August, 5th September and 22nd September.

11am till 12.30pm – $10

Each fortnight we will be focusing on different techniques.


25th July : Fairy Garden on Canvas – $75

Create a fun 3 dimensional work of art using powertex, stone art and some other fun mediums!

Class starts at 1pm and will finish around 4.30pm

1st August: Fairy Statue – $125

This is an all day workshop. It will start at 10am and finish at around 4pm. Please bring your lunch!

More Powertex  classes will be announced later.


4 week Art Journal Journey

Delve in to the world of Art Journalling and learn some fun new techniques!

Class costs $60 for the 4 week block. You will need to bring an art journal, paper towel and apron.

These classes will be held on the 29th July, 5th August, 12th August and 19th August from 10am till 12pm.



Create 2 layouts using various techniques and mediums. Classes are held fortnightly and can be paid upfront $125 for the 5 classes or $30 per class for individual classes.

These classes will be held on the 30th July, 13th August, 27th August, 10th September and  24th September from 10am till 12pm.



Louise Nelson is coming to Geraldton!!

   Workshops with Louise Nelson

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Louise Nelson currently lives in an inner suburb of Adelaide, SA and has been a creative design team member for many Australian and International entities, including magazines in the UK, Australia and the USA.

She is also a past Scrapbooking Memories creative design team member and Scrapbooking Memories Master. Louise continues to create for Australian and International companies, creating artwork for catalogues, tradeshows, advertising and other creative ventures. She enjoys dabbling in art mediums and painting and has developed a love for portrait photography.

We are very lucky and honoured that she will be teaching 2 wonderful workshops in Geraldton on the 14th August 2015!

You can find out more about Louise on her blog:


Workshop 1:



14th August – 11am till 2.00pm – $75


The layout that you complete this class will be a ‘one of a kind’ and unique layouts that will allow you to showcase that most special photo. This layout will be one of those that you want to frame and hang on the wall; or alternatively be created as a canvas. Once you have the ‘know how’ the choice is yours.


Quite simply you will become the artist in this class. You will learn to layer up several different mediums to create a background to showcase your photo. You will create not only physical but also visual dimension. You will embellish with beads and wire in a way that you never have! And ultimately you will have created a unique scrapbooking masterpiece by your own hand! Are you Interested? Louise can’t wait to show you how!

Please bring the following with you:

  • Clear Fast drying glue (suggested Helmar)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Roll paper hand towel
  • Packet of baby wipes
  • Heat tool
  • Heat resistant craft mat – large
  • Medium soft bristle paint brush
  • Photo not essential
 NB: If you choose not to bring or to use alternatives to what is listed above please be aware that the end result may not be the same/predictable, and there is no guarantee that the project can be successfully completed with in the workshop time frame.


Workshop 2:


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14th August – 6.00pm till 9.00pm – $75.00

The layout that you complete this class will be a ‘one of a kind’ and unique layout that will allow you to showcase that most special photo.

Whilst the crackle technique is quite simple, Louise would like to show one of her favourite ways to use crackle medium to create a truly unique background for your layout. To complete this layout you will add subtle embellishment with glorious micro beads and a striking wire thread ‘doodad’! Wondering what I mean by Doodad? Well you will just have to come and see!

Please bring the following with you:

  • Clear Fast drying glue (suggested Helmar)
  • Roll paper hand towel
  • Packet of baby wipes
  • Stapler
  • Cork or mouse mat
  • Glossy accents
  • Black ink pad for inking edge of photo
  • Heat tool
  • Heat resistant craft mat – large
  • Medium size soft bristle paint brush
  • Foam roller and foam brush
  • Photo: suits photo of family/loved ones. Size 5x8cm
NB: If you choose not to bring or to use alternatives to what is listed above please be aware that the end result may not be the same/predictable, and there is no guarantee that the project can be successfully completed with in the workshop time frame.

Booking forms are available in store or please e-mail me on

Payments can be made either via bank deposit, in store or via credit card over the phone.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!


July 2015 School Holidays

Ready for some fun these school holidays?

We have some scrapbooking, Powertex and canvas album classes available for the kids. They will be run during the 2nd week of the holidays.

Wednesday 15th July

10.30am – 12.00pm

Scrapbooking – Friendship layout

Create a fun page using the big shot, flowers and stamps.

Please bring a 4×6″ photo friends themed.

Cost $15.

Max. 8 participants for this class

12.30 – 2.30pm

Powertex Mixed media Money Box

Learn to use this beautiful new medium and create a money box using various items.


Cost :$25

Max. 6 participants for this class


Thursday 16th July

Canvas Coffee Album

10.30am till 12.30pm


Create a fun mini album using paints, stencils, texture paste + more.

Max. 4 participants for this class. Costs $20

Scrapbooking – My Year Part 1

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Create a small album highlighting all the fun things you have done / are doing this year. Or choose just one particular holiday you would like to scrap. It will be pocket page style and you will need to bring a large selection of photos.

This is part one, with part 2 being held on Friday morning. If you are unable to come both days, the Thursday class should get you started in the right direction so that you are able to finish it at home.

Costs of this class is $50 which included 2 x classes, the album, all inserts, papers etc.

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Max. 8 participants for this class.

Cost $50 for full kit and 2 classes.

Friday 17th July

Scrapbooking – My Year Part 2

10.00am – 12.00pm 

This is the 2nd part of Thursdays class. Please see me if you would like to take part but can only come on 1 of the days.

Bookings can be made in store during opening hours or by ringing me on 0408 913684.

Full payment required when booking to secure your spot.





Competition Time!


Competition Time!

 Its time to scrap those photos of your pet!

 Create a 1 page layout using 1 of the 2 kits available ($5 per kit – or free if $25 or more is spent in store at the time) and you can go in the running to win $25 voucher to spend on anything you want! (everyone else will receive a small token as a thank you for entering our competition).


This competition is open for all Primary School Aged kids.

Please put your name, age and phone number on the back.

Competition closes on the 3rd April and winner will be announced on the 6th April.

You are allowed to add some other paper and embellishments to your layout but the major element of your layout should be the papers included in your kit.

Kits only available while stock lasts!


My first attempt at Mosaic…

A couple of months ago I spent a day in Walkaway to take part in a Mosaic Class. I love trying out new crafts! And as Tulips are my favourite flowers I decided to make them out of tiles. 🙂

Here are photos of the process:

First we had to sketch what we wanted to create as a guide for the tiles

First we had to sketch what we wanted to create as a guide for the tiles

then we started cutting and placing tiles...

then we started cutting and placing tiles…

IMG_6569 IMG_6570 IMG_6571 IMG_6572 IMG_6573 IMG_6574 IMG_6575 Grouting… IMG_6577 IMG_6583 IMG_6584 IMG_6585 IMG_6586 IMG_6587 Voila! Finished project!

Family Command Station

As a busy mother of 3 Primary School aged kids with a husband who works away I sometimes struggle to get everything done that needs doing.

The kids have library and sports on different days, they do various after school activities and we weren’t eating properly as I often work, and then come home late after their activities.

The only way to function properly is to PLAN. For the past couple of months I have been planning ahead and putting everything in my planner which has helped a lot! But I have since found the kids (and husband!) also need something visual to get their chores done.

After a bit of research (on pinterest of course) I came up with my own version of a “Family Command Station”

I purchased 5 frames from Ikea. (They are available in various sizes here ). Took the backs off, covered the backs in thick wrapping paper (sold @ Scrapbooking in Geraldton ), added photos, names and 1 sheet of paper with days listed and the other blank. Once the glass is back on there you can use them like whiteboards.


I then cut some butcher paper to size and blue tacked it to the wall, and played around a bit with the layout.

The magnet black board was eventually hung up a little higher than on the above photo. as otherwise the kids will keep drawing on it etc. So now I have a bit of space underneath that I would like to fill – just not sure with what yet.

This is how it looks when complete:



The magnetic memo board is also from Ikea. Its called the Luns. I use this to attach current notes etc from school. This frees up the fridge too 🙂

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On the side of the cupboard I have a calendar (from Typo ) so I can check dates easily.

The first of the 2 smaller frames are for shopping items I need and the other for our weekly menu. I let the kids choose their favourite meal once a week. I have found they are happy to eat whatever is given for dinner as they know their favourite meal will also be cooked this week!

Then the 3 kids each have their own large frame.

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On there I list which days they have library, sport, french, computers etc so its easy to check in the morning that they have all their right books with them. Also listed are the days they have dancing, football practice etc etc.


Then on the right side are their chores for the week. This week I have put an extra sweetener in the bottom space on the magnetic blackboard to help encourage them to do their chores. So far so good!!

IMG_8354 IMG_8355How do you keep organised at home? Do you give your kids chores to do? Would love to see what you do….

Mixed Media – Bloom Girl Class

By very popular request we will be running the Bloom Girl class next week.

pink bloom girl  orange bloom girl

So many of you have seen her on display in the shop – and now you can make your very own!

We will be using Sharon, if you wish to create a different girl, stencils are available in store. 🙂

What you will need to bring: Please bring any water colour pencils you have as well as either an aqua brush or paintbrushes (various sizes). The rest is all supplied.

Cost: $50 (which includes the frame)

Date: Choose between Thursday Morning or Saturday afternoon.

Thursday 26th Feb. 11am till 2pm or Saturday 28th Feb. 1pm till 4pm.


Please contact me to book.

In store – 65 Chapman Road, Geraldton,

Via phone – 0408 913684

Once paid in full your booking in confirmed. Limited places as I will not take more than 6 in a class for this one 🙂