Friday, 29 June 2012

A bit about me .....

Hello there

My turn today to introduce myself!
My name is Natalie May.
I am a 30 something mum to a gorgeous 9 year old daughter, Jessica {otherwise known as Happydaks}and a wife to a very supportive hubby.

I am a full time paper crafter, working in Adelaide's best Scrapbooking shop, Seriously Scrapbooking,  teaching around 15 classes a month and designing chipboard for Imaginarium Designs. 
I am also an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer.

I have been a card maker for about 16 years and discovered Scrapbooking late 2006. It’s such a brilliant creative outlet, with no restrictions as to what you can do and VERY addictive! {but hey ... you already knew that!}

I don’t believe have a particular style - I let the paper guide me ...  I love to experiment and try new things ... and I create what my students are asking for too!   My theory is…. “ If it looks good – Stick it down!” 

I love working off sketches and I am heavily influenced by all the amazing talent in this industry.

I love using a variety of techniques on my pages from dry and wet embossing, stamping & masking, Glimmermist, inking and more recently I have become addicted to my Cuttlebug again. I like to experiment with Gesso and Texture Paste and I have a very soft spot for chipboard.

I have been published in all 3 Australian Scrapbooking magazines and have recently been part of the Scrapware Design team as well as a couple of online DTs and currently I am on the Design Team for Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and have just finished with Once Upon A Sketch plus design kits for Blue Bazaar in my spare time!. 

I have recently taught at a couple of Australian fairs and in the next 12months, have a couple of retreats and conventions coming up that I cant wait to teach at!

I love this industry … the opportunity to teach a new technique…. Meeting so many amazing people…..and to be able to CREATE everyday is quite a blessing.

You can see more of my bits & pieces on my blog

Last week Olga showed off one of my pages introducing the gorgeous line from Kaiser, The Lake House.

Let me tell you a little more about this page I created using this line.

I love to use Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches and I used 2 different ones to create this page. 

The tip with these punches is to make sure you keep the instructions when you open the box as it gives you the measurements to give you a perfect punch all the way around! 
Failing that, here are two images found on Pinterest.

The Kaiser papers are so very pretty. 
I had no trouble creating with these! It's all about the fussy cutting and the layering. Think about other ways you can use the papers - you can create so many different looks!
I also used some gorgeous blooms & leaves from Green Tara, A Prima bling flourish and some chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.


So thats enough from me today!

Be sure to pop back on the weekend ... we are having our very first BLOG HOP!!!!
Lots of gorgeous projects, amazing prizes and giveaways! 
Stay tuned for more info soon.


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Ello! *Waving Excitedly*

Huge Hello Everyone!!

I'm super excited to be here with my first post at Sassy Scrapper blog :}
I thought i would take this opportunity to introduce myself....
Design Team Member 2012 

My Name is Samantha Young also know as Sam I am.

 I'm a mum too two little boys, My greatest creations and I am apprentice accountant whom balance herself with a hard core addictions to Arts and Crafts!

I'm a very driven and energetic person with a large dash of enthusiasm, Which i love to share with those around me.

I honestly believe that scrapbooking is an awesome way to share and document treasured memories.

I really Love the scrapbooking community and love the way that it not only lift you up and encourages but to share each and every amazing story we all have to share.

I just love helping others explore and create with the unlimited range of patterns, paints, and embellishments as well as bring my twist to the party :}

One of my biggest passions within scrapbooking is handmade embellishments, I currently make a few clay creations that I like to call Eye Candy Magic and I LOVE to sharing my creations with everyone and hope to inspire you to have a go and create.

Looking over my blog I hope you will see that I have a passion for adventure and exploring the many different styles and techniques...but if to put a name on my style I’d have to say artsy and playful :} ......A lot like me :}

This is a layout I created to celebrate the joy of taking the First step of my new Journey.

As well as a Birthday Card for a Little Boy in My Son Locklan's Class :}

Using some papers from Echo Park, some Yummy Twinge and Kaisercraft Paint.
Some can be found in Sassy Scrapper Shop...

I can't wait to be back next week with some creations Starring the
Lovely Bobunny Range Alora!!

Stay tuned!

I am really look forward to sharing my creations with you all and hope that we can all
become great scrappen friends :}



Monday, 25 June 2012

Layout Share - WRMK Anthologie

Hi everyone! It's Samantha here, with my very first post for Sassy Scrappers! I got a gorgeous box of goodies from Olga the other day, full of beautiful WRMK Anthologie papers and embellishments, and I just couldn't wait to get stuck into them. I created 3 layouts with this gorgeous range, and here is one of them...

Products Used - WRMK Anthologie Nuance, Phraseology, Harmony, Everyday Moments, Anthologie Layered Chipboard Words, Authentic Petite Type Square Alpha stickers.

For this layout I made full use of the fabulous Anthologie Layered Chipboard Words

They are so easy to use, and the words and sayings on them are great to use for a huge variety of pages. Here's a little close up of them on my layout...

And if you've been on my blog before, you'll know how much I LOVE to make these little rolled roses to use on my layouts. They are perfect for using up those scraps of patterned paper after you've made you're layout, and because you're using the papers that you just scrapped with, they'll always match in perfectly with your page...

Now I know you probably all know how to make these little rolled roses, but for anyone who doesn't, here is a quick little step by step...

Hope you've enjoyed my post today! I'll be back soon to share my next layout using this range. Hope you have a great week!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Kaisercraft - Lakehouse Back in Stock

Goodafternoon Everyone,
Just popping to let you know that Kaisercraft - The Lakehouse is back in stock by popular demand..
Its a gorgeous range of papers and our first shipment went so quickly..

The gorgeous Natalie has created this incredible layout using -The Lakehouse and Im sure you will agree it is absolutely stunning,,,

Created by Natalie May

Pop over to the

Have a great afternoon

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Fussy Cutting Tutorial by Janine Koczwara

Hi Everyone,
Happy Saturday to you !!!!

We are really happy to show you a Fussy Cutting Tutorial using Prima Fairy Belle by permission from the talented Janine Koczwara.. She is truly a iinspirational lady..
Grab a cuppa and watch this great video...

Thanks to Janine for allowing us to you this video..

If you would like any of the products Janine has used in this tutorial please visit the website.

Thanks and have a great weekend..

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sassy Scrappers 2012 Design Team Announcement...

Goodmorning Everyone,
We are abosolutely thrilled and excited to be able to announce our 2012 Design Team.. We are so proud to have a team of the most amazingly talented ladies working with us...

We would love to introduce to you:

Natalie May

Hetty Hall

Samantha Hauzer

Sam Young


A huge big Welcome to these gorgeous ladies and we cannot wait to see all their wonderful creations...Please also pop over and visit there blogs and welcome them...

Thanks and have a wonderful day
Olga & Eva
Sassy Scrappers

Saturday, 2 June 2012

We Have A Winner!!!!!

Hi girls! Georgia here. Just dropping in to let you know the results of our May challenge...Congratulations....LIZZY CRUST! Thanks so much for your gorgeous entry Lizzy, if you would like to contact Olga at, and she will organize your prize for you!

Have a great weekend everyone =) xox

Friday, 1 June 2012


Hi Everyone,

Are you a talented, motivated and fun designer with fresh ideas, who has a passion for creating and who has the time to commit to designing layouts and projects each month with our products??

We are looking for:

1. Enthusiastic, creative people that LOVE Papercraft /Scrapbooking and are able to do monthly assignments such as layouts, projects, cards and kits with our products (y
ou will be required to do at least 2 layouts per month and 1 project or kit/tutorial).

2. You must be able to post your work on your personal blog and other online mediums and galleries such as facebook and piniterest linking Sassy Scrappers.

3. You must be able to commit to a minimum 6 month term, which will commence from the 15th June 2012.

4. Great photographic skills.

5. You agree to release the rights of your designs to Sassy Scrappers for display on our website, blog, and in our advertising.

6.  You will be required to contribute to the Sassy Scrapper blog during your term.

7. Actively and positively promote our Store.

In return you will receive:
1. Packages filled with generous products from our store to design with.
2. Your picture and bio on the Sassy Scrapper Blog
3. Generous Store Discount.

4. Creative Freedom and encouragement.

To apply please email us at:

1. Full name, address, phone number and email address
2. 2 layouts, 1 card and 1 project representing your best work
3. A link to your personal blog and to the online galleries or message boards that you post on.
4. Design teams that you are currently on.
5. Write a paragraph about yourself telling us why you think you would like to design for the Sassy Scrappers team.

Submission deadline is June 10th 2012
Our design team members will be announced on June 15th, 2012.

We thank you in advance for all of your work look forward to receiving your entries.

Olga and

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