Please welcome our March GDT



Hi, my name is Michelle Whorwood and I’m super excited about being the GDT for the month of March for CMK.  I have been scrapbooking since my eldest child was about 2, so for about 7 years now!!  I am a SAHM to three gorgeous kids Liam who is almost 9, Taylor Grace who is 2 and Aimee Rose who almost 11 months.   I’m married to a super supportive lovely man (Gary) and we also live with our bouncy pooch – Indy (the retrospoodle) in  Albany on the North Shore of Auckland.

Scrapbooking is my creative outlet, my indulgent me time where I get to document the stories (the good and the bad) of my family as well as letting me in enjoy one of my other favourite past times – shopping!  You could describe my scrapbook style as a bit eclectic and definitely fun.  I love using colour – taking inspiration from my photos, the stories and from the products themselves.  You will find lots of layering and little details on my layouts.  I also love trying to find new ways to use embellishments and enjoy pushing my style in definitely directions.

I have been super lucky to have been on several design teams over the last few years including the online store Scrappin’ Patch.  I am currently designing for D-lish Scraps and for the challenge blog: Challenge Me Happy.  I have also had layouts featured on the Prima Blog, the Color Room, Sketchy Thursdays and Kraft It Up.

I have been receiving kits from CMK over the last few months and I can safely say I have loved working with each of them, the March kit is definitely no exception!  I can’t wait to share my layouts with you this month!

Happy Scrapping!

It’s very exciting to have Michelle designing for us this month! Here is her first LO, and she has said a few words about the process!

Its the little moments

I just loved the mask in the Add on.  To create extra interest and another layer on my layout, I first sprayed my white card stock with Studio Calico Mist in Cameo. I wanted to ensure some of my speech bubbles were more defined than others so I sprayed more heavily in the middle of my page and then outlined a few of the speech bubbles.

I just loved the brighter colours in the kit but on this layout I wanted to complement the bright blue in my photo on Taylor’s top and I didn’t want the bright colours to detract from the photo  so I picked out more the muted tones in – greys, the sea greens and pale blues with a hint of orange and stuck to a limited colour palette.

On this layout I have used some of the words on the Studio Calico Snippets PP “Me Oh My” to create my title.  I have also changed the colour of my speech bubbles so that they matched into the colour scheme by giving them a light mist with white and then inking them.

Its the little moments1

Its the little moments2



  1. Such a gorgeous, simple-yet-detailed LO. It really makes me want to know more about what was happening and why it is a big deal for you and your family. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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