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Her Style was Sassy

with just a bit of attitude…  I asked the kids in class if any of them had a bit of attitude, they were coy and sweetly admitted to “just a little bit”. Darlings.

This is the Art Journal page we did, and we all loved using Distress Crayons. Here’s a quick overview if you would like to re-create this at home.
We primed the page with gesso first, and force dried to be sure there were no damp patches ( we will be adding embossing powder and you don’t want it to stick to your whole page)

Stamp the clock with clear embossing ink, add white powder and heat set.

Crayon on some colour and spray with water, blend with your fingers until the crayon is just “colour” and you can’t see your crayon strokes anymore. Add more water, or blot it off as you like. You can add and remove as much as you want. Really easy! Try different colours.

Allow to dry naturally, then swipe off the white embossing to reveal the clock.

Stamp some words, and flick with black paint.

I added the crayon to the texture paste to have a matching texture colour, then used this mixture on the wildflower stencil to add another layer to our page.

Add clock hands (cut with the diecut machine, yes, the kids cut their own) and finish off with a gem.


These are products I used – all available at The Scrapbook House

 Here’s another version – different colours.

New Layout Kit – Handmade Quality

Here’s a layout I created with a picture of my Dad at home in his shed. I just loved the set of stamps (they are included in the kit) and our trusty brick die cut got another workout.

I have a limited kits available. Click the picture for more information on how to purchase, or message us.

Workshop 198 Handmade Quality

I thought it was time for a masculine page, this one suits the handyman or the tradie. With embellishments like tools, bricks, gears and wood elements there are a variety of subjects to use. It would also suit a home building or renovations style theme.




Prima Tales of You and Me

The most beautiful stories are always the tales about you and me. Prima’s new “Tales of You & Me” collection is all about the wonderful stories of all the special people in your life. Floral patterns, vintage designs, and a sweet colour palette make this collection a must have! Once you see the fantastic embellishments you’ll find this line perfect for all those shabby-chic, romantic, and sweet projects you have lined up.Prima Tales of You and Me

We are using this range in our first class for Term 2 with a beautiful page designed by Celeste. It has a beautiful chipboard frame from Dusty Attic which we will be heat embossing with white powder and features a stunning pleated paper design.

Grab these beautiful products as soon as you can – they won’t last long!

Scrapbooking Time

This Saturday night the shop and workroom will be open for late night scrapbooking, bring your own project and stay as long as you like. There’s a $5 fee, and a seat and table space will be all yours!

We also have a Scrapbook Page class on tonight, where we will be creating this lovely page designed by Sharon. We have plenty of places and kits if you would like to join us from 6:30, please ring to book. Kits are available as takeaway if you can’t make it in store.

Scrapbook Page Cherish, Forever and Ever

Have a great day


Art Journal Class


So… last night was great, we had a room full of enthusiastic creative ladies all getting painty and inky with stencils and stamps doing the “Tim Holtz thing”. They had such a fun time, learning a few new things along the way with their teacher Michelle being very patient and informative.


We had 3 generations attend tonight, I can see that the creative streak runs strong in that family, all newbies to Art Journaling and they did a fabulous job! Looks like we have some newly addicted crafters.


I remember the days when Mum and Nanna would come along with me to Ceramics all those years ago… I treasure those memories of cold nights out in the ceramic studio (the shed) where we would painstakingly sand back our creations then try not to mess them up as we painted them. Oh I loved our nights together.


Thanks so much my art journal friends, it was a great night to spend with you all. I loved catching up with you again, some I haven’t seen in a long time, some I see all the time – its always nice to see your smiling faces.


That’s it for photos tonight, my phone is exhausted and so am I… it’s been a very big couple of weeks.  Time to hit the hay. Tomorrow is another day to share more.


Class with Michelle

These look so different don’t they? In Michelle’s Art Journal class on Friday 20th February you’ll see that everyone’s work will be unique, all using the same techniques. Different colours, stamps and stencils will make it individual. I’m looking forward to seeing all those finished pages!

Art Journal Distress inks and paints

Term 1 2015 full pages 2

Have a great day!


Golden Christmas

This week we introduced the texture tool by Ranger, and our students ran it through the wet gold paint to create their background.


I can’t wait to try these out on texture paste, I think the scalloped one would look terrific!

Once the texture tool had done it’s job, done white Dylusions were splattered about, then left to dry whilst we worked on the rest of the layout.
I really enjoy my classes, this Thursday night class is small and relaxed and I sure have missed teaching these past months. I appreciate the ladies who spend some time with me creating, I am very lucky to be with such nice people. It’s a hard job I know, but someone’s gotta do it.

We have quite a few of these kits available as “takeaway kits” or if you have a group of 5 or more who would like to get together I can arrange to teach it on a day/night that suits you.

Have  great weekend… I hope you get the chance to get crafty.


Christmas Page Workshop


Want to make this great page using Gold Paints and the new Texture Tool? Come along to our Scrapbook Class on either Tuesday morning, Tuesday evening or Thursday Evening and get painty! Classes start Feb 10 2105


See our timetable (link above on the webpage current timetable) and ring us to book.


Design Team – Baby album

Last night I came home on such a high after being with 6 talented and lovely ladies. We had a Saturday night designers night and all those who create for The Scrapbook House currently came together. We began with dinner (thanks to China Moon – yum) and then we began working out what we would do to make my idea come to life.

What then happened makes me so proud to be amongst them and honoured to be friends with these creative ladies.

Celeste Glover – Vivienne Crudeli – Sharon Drown

Shelley Epps – Michelle Hearnden – Pamela Haggas


I rambled on about what I had in mind, a baby album that could be completed in as little time as possible, using the best products we could get, and looking as fabulous as one would expect from our designers. (they let me ramble too, I’m always scared I’ll forget something so its easier to just not take a breath)

Oh… and I wanted 20 pages or more.

Having spent a long time to think about this, and had clear idea of what would be best for our customers, and who this album would suit. I excitedly waffled on about the details and they all just looked at me for a long time.

Yes, I wanted 20 pages….

or more…

This has been in my mind for years and years. (I’m not going to tell you how long, because that just shows you how I overthink things, procrastinate and don’t follow through with my ideas… and that’d make me look bad –  hehe)

So, I didn’t know how to do it, I just knew that I needed help. The Wedding Album Class I ran a few years back literally took me months to complete and kits. Months.

I had 6 designers , all with varying strengths, talents and styles, who I wanted to work together.  Could they do it? I was sure they could, I was sure they would create exactly what I had in mind. The next hour or so would tell just how well it would work.


What you wouldn’t expect was that we would all work together on all the pages at once.  So there was 7 of us, all at once, all pitching in, cutting, sticking, helping on all the pages. All in one go. I’ve never seen this before and what a wonderful experience it was to see everyone working together and for this beautiful album come together so perfectly. Each offering ideas and helping on one another, and supporting each other even when the inks and gesso, stamps and die cut machines were put out of reach. It was hard – challenge accepted and completed!

All 24 pages. Twenty four! These ladies are amazing!

We have a complete album, ready for display and it’s exactly what I dreamed of. This is going to be the most epic baby album class ever seen. One kit, for the whole album, easy for anyone to complete, with the option of doing it in class, or take-away kits.

I can’t wait to share it with you!

TaniaThanks to Celeste, Shelley, Sharon, Michelle, Viv and Sharon for a great night!


Prima Doll Card Kits

Viv’s Prima Doll Cards are so sweet. We had fun in class making this cute trio and as our card making kit has instructions and the stamp too we can take it home and make more!

Prima Doll Cards

We coloured the hair and skin using a waterbrush and distress inks, aged Mahogany,Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade for the hair tones, and Tea Dye  for the skin and edges of the patterned papers. Waterbrushing the dolls give that lovely blended soft look.

Have a sweet day!



Class One

These ladies are embarking on the art journaling journey, and as I left the store they were all introducing themselves. In just a few short weeks they’ll all get to know each other and be sharing and inspiring each other with the arty directions they take.

And getting grotty fingers… Hehe

Art Journaling Class 1 2014

I hope they love their kits and have a lot of fun!

Here’s a couple of pages in my art journal, I was inspired by someone but I can’t remember who… all I know is that it’s not my original idea.

Create Art Journal Page I'm an artistI’ve painted the background with acrylic paint, then added scrap paper circles and triangles. Leaves, stems and petals are drawn on in pen as well as the “hills and foreground”. I’ve also added random stamping too, and then a little bakers twine for the banner.

Each is stamped in the centre with a cute stamp “I’m an artist”. I figure if you say it enough, you might just start believing it. Haha.

And here’s one from my “Class 1” Backgrounds class with Michelle from way back.

What makes me smile

The tags are only stuck on the ends, so you can flip them up to read the journaling underneath. Fun and bright hey?

Have a good one!


Friday night fun

We’ve got a few things coming up on Friday nights if you wanna come play.
This Friday night (8th Nov 13) is an open night, for those who like to art journal… bring along your paints and stencils and come have some messy fun – no class $5
Then on the 29th we are creating this gorgeous Owl Project.
Birds of a Feather

And on the 6th December there will be a Mixed Media canvas class.Mixed Media 2Mixed MediaMixed Media 3

It’s gonna be fun!

Class one – homework

After we finished Art Journal class in December I thought I could keep inspired with my renewed arty energy. I should be able to do that, given that I work in a Scrapbook Store, surrounded by talented folk and awesome products, but I found myself busy with Christmas, school holidays and then all of a sudden Term 1 was upon us. It’s not until now, the first week of Art Journal 2 class that I am feeling back into it and I really enjoy the class environment too (except for those rowdy ones at the back of the class- ha ha, bringing Michelle a stick next week to keep them in line… wasn’t me… batts eyelashes) It’s so nice to have the paints back out again, and we all have a new book to play in. I hope you might like if I share some if my Art Journal Journey with you.

I have just now completed part one of our “homework” and I am feeling pretty pleased. Our Journals are each unique and we used a variety if mediums to get to this point, but I am completely in love with the Ava Stencil I used to get the face outlines so perfect. (Thanks Sandra for the loan of your stencil – I was “respectful” with it and cleaned the texture paste off it carefully)
All I needed to do was colour her in! I chose acrylic paints and after a few tries at it and some patient lessons from my daughter I am happy with the result. The words on the cover say “Seize the Day, please use the handles provided” and down the bottom it reads “Dare to be fabulous”
Now looking forward to Part 2 of my homework- the apron. Off to google Donna Downey’s creations now for inspiration, she’s the Calico Queen!

Here’s the “before” shot. Got any ideas of what I should write on it?

Art Journaling Class

Next term we are exploring with Art Journaling Classes – A wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening, being creative and getting inky with Michelle Hearnden.

I am loving the idea of this class – it’s so different. I must admit not having to search for a photo, or a mass of matching products is appealling. Its not cards or a project to give away as a gift, this is purely just for us, to have fun and play, be creative, be social and everything will be at our fingertips. I am looking forward to seeing the learning journey of everyone along with us for the ride. Wanna join us? Come see me to book in.

You don’t need to be able to draw, you don’t even need to journal, just have a desire to play with colour and texture and learn some great techniques to expand your creative mind. Sounds like terrific therapy! Join us on our artsy adventure as we delve into the world of inks and more!



Creative Journaling is whatever YOU decide it is!
It can be to express ideas, develop your creativity, record special moments & times in your life or to simply help you work through some of the challenges life brings.
You don’t need to know how to paint or draw artistically to art journal, you just need to know how to hold a pen, press the plunger on a spray bottle, have an interest in getting creative and be prepared to have fun and get your fingers inky!



This six week course covers techniques and ideas to help you on your journaling journey. You will learn lots of cool & fun stuff including…..

Creating backgrounds & building pages using spray inks & paint, adding interest with simple artful lettering, building up depth & dimension on pages with gesso, stencils and stamps, emotive journaling tips for using art journaling as self expression, combining collage concepts into your journaling pages.

Classes start 24th October 2012 and run weekly on Wednesday night
6.30pm – 8.30pm (ish) for 6 week course

Your teacher will be the fabulous Michelle Hearnden

Total course cost is $250 – includes kit of products, journal and tools to complete several pages using different techniques.
Places will be limited. A deposit of $50 is required to hold your place with full payment required prior to the start of the first class.
Kit & class overview will be supplied on payment of course fees.
Please call Tania for bookings or queries on 9964 8288 or scrapbookhouse@westnet.com.au



Click HERE for the printable Current Timetable to check dates of all classes available.
Call us 99648288 to book or pop in to see our classes in full detail and collect your student supply list.


Things for the kids to do during the holidays

This butterfly mobile is so stinking cute that many adults want to do it also! We have a variety of school holiday projects, albums and pages for the kids to do during these July holidays – we are going to have so much fun!

The brochure is available on the Current Timetable – Kids Classes page. We are taking bookings now for holiday classes and also for Term 3 classes.

Meet Celeste

I would like to introduce you to Celeste, who joined our Design Team earlier this year. Please say hi.
Here is a little from her…

Hi my name is Celeste Glover and I have been scrapping for the last seven or so years. Previously I was addicted to cross stitch, sewing and photography, until I went to a class one night and got hooked on scrapbooking. I live with my husband Alan and four great kids, Chloe 17, Alexander 14, and my twins Cameron and Amberly 12. I find inspiration from absolutely everything and can’t wait to share it all with you.

Celeste worked with the Bo Bunny Enchanted Range last Term and designed these for us. Her first class was well received, and many ladies scrapped beautiful memories of their Wedding Day or School Ball. So many compliments came back from the ladies who did this and the whole paper range sold out on the day of class.

Celeste’s blog is called Gero Girl and you can find it here… and here is the address http://www.gerogirl.blogspot.com.au/


We have been lucky enough to have this project on our front counter for the past few weeks, made with the Graphic 45 TropicaI Travelogue collection, is is full of goodness! I love these colours, the blue is so bright and fun! Of course this is available at The Scrapbook House.
If you missed seeing it on our counter in real life, you can see every page here on Celeste’s blog where she had photographed every page. Did you know this mini album was made from paper bags?

Have a fantastic day!
Tania xxx

Page of the Month Program

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits

Page of the Month (or POTM) program is a year long program where you receive beautiful BasicGrey products to make one double page layout each month. The 2012 instalment of the program will run from March 2012 through February of 2013. Product is shipped two months at a time

This years theme is Past, Present & Future but as always you can customise it to fit your needs.

  • March: Past – childhood favourites: people, places, things
  • April: Past – advice to myself at age..
  • May: Past – what my parents taught me
  • June: Past – a day in my life at age ..
  • July: Past – when i was a kid i dreamed of..
  • August: Present – current favourites: people, places, things
  • September: Present – a day in the life of me now
  • October: Present – lessons learned from friends
  • November: Present – why i scrapbook
  • January: Future – goals to achieve
  • February: Future – dreams for the future

This program was so successful last year that BasicGrey aren’t changing it much this year, and so includes the following benefits:

  • Free colour printed instructions for the featured double page layouts.
  • New product featured – only the latest and greatest new releases to help you promote them in your class.
  • Sketches and theme suggestions – designed to make your life a little easier and keep your customers’ creative juice flowing.

And if that’s not enough..this is what BasicGrey are adding this year to sweeten the deal even further!

  • The end of year incentive. This year BasicGrey is offering a super-cute and exclusive designer tote bag to in reward for the year long commitment.
  • Exclusive bonus projects to use up those leftovers.
  • Exclusive digital content. Each month will feature a fun digital element which can be downloaded and used on the layout or in the bonus project.
  • Fun journaling prompts to help you think of what to scrap.

Each kit is $29.95 You will receive 2 kits every 2 months.

Pay upfront for your subscription to receive your tote
and as always – we post free of charge!

Register by 16 February 2012

Call Tania, Kira or Sharon 08 99648288
or email us at scrapbookhouse@westnet.com.au

Kids Classes start this weekend

 Busy kids are happy kids.

Everything is included in our kids classes, all products, supplies and tools. Just bring your photograph (if doing a scrapbook page)  and Emily & Tania will  teach the rest!

Click Here to Print your Term One Class List

Kids Scrapbooking Classes 2012 Term 1

 Our classes are best suited to ages 7- 12, but if you are younger, just let us know and we will organise extra help.

  All sample pages and projects are on display in store

 Class Cost is $80 Term  = $16 class
(available as kits if you are away)
or $20 individual classes.

  Class One
Saturday 11th February 2012
 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Cute as a Bug

A layered page with edge distressing and lots of lovely ribbons and a couple of cute felt “bugs”
You will need one photo,
 4”x 6” horizontal


Class Two
Saturday 25Th February 2012
 1.00pm – 3.00pm

What I’m Good At…

Loads of Glimmermisting fun in this one! Bring along of something you like to do, or that you are good at!
You will need one 4”x 6” photo


Class Three
Saturday 10th March
 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Beautiful Girl

A bright and fun page with border punching and raised lettering. 
   You will need one 4”x 6” photo


Class Four
Saturday 24th March
 1.00pm – 3.00pm


Learn to make this ribbon-like embellishment from paper, you will get to keep the template to make more at home.
You will need one 4”x 6” vertical photo.


 Class Five
Saturday 7th April
 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Just Hanging Out

A fun page using Cricut cut elements and embellished with ribbons and a little glimmering with GlimmerGlam
You will need one 4”x 6” photo


Kids Classes

Tap tap tap… is this thing on?

Just checking to see if this blog is still active after our holiday break! Yup, we are still on.. I will be back soon but for now I just wanted to let you know…

The timetable is now up for the kids classes, see Current Timetables link above!


Making new look old

Seems that is such a popular look for scrapbooking, that almost everything scrapping I touch I feel the need to distress and ink. Every flower, every edge.. my poor old daubers get a work-out. Edges are roughed, photos are sanded, I even got the store an electric distresser for the last class of the term there was so much distressing in it. Love that look.

Term 4 2011 Sneak Peek Scrapbook House Geraldton Class

This terms classes is no exeption and I took it one further and did the photo as well. But I realise this isn’t something that can be easily done at home as I used a photoshop program to do it. Seeing as I haven’t found the time to teach photoshop lessons again, I thought I would offer to do this for you.

This is the orginal colours… a little playing in Photoshop and this is the result.

So… if you are taking our Term 4 classes, and have a photo in mind that you would like to use for the “Handsome” page, and you would like it looking like this aged photo… then bring it in on a USB and I will alter it for you.

Have a great day!