I am so excited to be guest designing for ‘Crazy Monday Kits’ (thanks so much for inviting me Annelie). I live in Auckland NZ with my hubby of more than 20 years (Mark) and my 6 gorgeous kids (who range in age from 5 to 23). I have 4 boys Chris 23, Jaime 21, Adam 20 and our ‘baby’ Benji 5 and two daughters, Natalie 17 and Sophie-Kate 9. I am a stay at home mum and since I discovered scrapbooking I have been a hopeless addict. I am currently on the design teams for 2Crafty chipboard, CSI, Stuck? sketches, Scrap the Boys and 1,2,3,Challenge blog. I have been published many times both in NZ and overseas I am really looking forward to sharing my work with you and hope that I can inspire you a little along the way.
You can find Sarah and more of her scrapping goodness at her blog http://scrappinsaraz.blogspot.co.nz
We are very excited to have Sarah as our GDT for August. Here is a look at her first page created with our kit “Stars & Words & Things”:
And Sarah’s description:
I am so excited to get to guest design for Crazy Monday using this amazing kit!
I fell in love with the background paper as soon as I opened up the box. Usually I go for white card stock backgrounds but this time I was inspired to try something a little different.
Because the paper is so bold and bright I needed a close-focus, eye-catching photo to take centre stage. I also felt that the paper needed some black (stamping and inking) to add depth and draw more attention to the photo. A little black is often all that is needed to ‘liven up’ a ‘flat’ page.
I matted my photo on grey card stock that I ran through my paper crimper to give it a ‘corrugated’ look and to further lift up and separate my photo from the page. I layered all my favourite papers from the kit underneath my photo and added die-cuts and tags from the awesome Crate Paper ‘ephemera’ pack (my absolute favourite part of the kit).
I used the word ‘Shine’ from the Studio Calico wood veneer pack as my title. I was planning to paint it but when I laid it on my page I loved the look of the ‘raw’ chipboard and settled on leaving it natural.
A couple of buttons and a few lengths of bakers twine to thread through my tags and the page was finished.
Thanks for looking at my page today. I hope that I have managed to inspire you a little – have a great day!