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Colouring Craze

See the special offer at the end of this post…
 Were you one of the many that got yourself an adults colouring book when the craze hit? Perhaps you’re like me and started doing a couple of pages, then left it and went onto other things when you realised just how loooonnnggg it takes to complete an adults page? Maybe you need motivation? Maybe you need the blender pen! (Come see me about that one)

There’s a great colouring network group on Facebook for the Midwest, go check them out, they post regular challenges and share work. I hardly post there, but I regularly stalk the page.

Because this page existed and kept showing up in my newsfeed, I was reminded of that book and pencils I just HAD to have… and to get it out.  I actually love colouring in,  some of my pages done whilst in hospital will be at the end of this post, coloured with Prima Pencils and a Blender Pen. It might just be the inspiration you needed, like it was for me. Either way, it’s a great page for Midwest Colourists and you might make a new friend or two.

Anyhow, go join up, click “like” here and there and maybe you’ll be inspired too. You’ll find them here at Geraldton and Midwest Colouring

Oh and we have HALF PRICE colouring on any books in store right now. HALF PRICE!!


That’s right – HALF PRICE colouring on any books in store right now.
~~~~~HALF PRICE!!~~~~~


Watercolour your World

When Emily came to town I couldn’t wait to give her these sets of watercolours, check out what we created with them.

watercolour craze

Watercolour Confections: just like a tin of sweet confections our new watercolour tins are filled with wonderful, delightful watercolour pans in a decadent array artist-grade, high quality, and highly pigmented watercolour pans. Each tin includes flip-out mixing trays and superb features for the artist on the go! Available in Decadent Pies, Tropicals, and The Classics. (Psst…Decadent Pies has four metallic pans included!)

 We had fun in our art journals, the colours are so vibrant and luscious. I can’t wait to include these in a class somehow.

Available at The Scrapbook House

Have a colourful day


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!

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.


A surprise every month

Distress Inks are clearly our favourites, they are so versatile and you’ll see us using them in most classes, and many of us have most colours…  so we don’t need more… but oh my oh my,  check this video out at CHA 2015 we have the man himself, Tim Holtz, telling us about the new Distress program and showing off the newest color of 2015, cracked pistachio.

Cracked Pistachio – I NEED it. xxx

You know you want it too… and we have it instore 🙂


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!



Share the Washi Love

Over 400 rolls of Washi tape rolled into our store today, it had Sharon and I in a dilemma… How much can we smuggle home? Keep reading if you’d like a get a couple of free rolls for yourself.

So… What’s your favourite use for Washi? I was thinking it would be nice for gift wrapping (picturing Kraft wrap, bakers twine and matching Washi)

20130605-140804.jpgIf you have an idea… Leave me a note or a link in the comments in the next week and next Wednesday night I will (randomly) choose someone to get some Washi sent to them! (Australia only please) or, if you’d like to buy some, get on in to our store quick!
Looking forward to your comments and ideas.

Have fun!


Air dry clay

Chatting with Christine recently about an upcoming project she’s working on really got me thinking. I love being able to work with some talented, creative and very giving people. I meet some wonderful people in this line of work. She is making something special (shh… it’s under wraps for now I think) for a group soon soon and clay was going to be her choice. Polymer clay has been very popular lately, especially with the latest tutors in town, but we got to thinking and decided Martha Stewart’s Air Dry Clay was the go! This is pretty cool stuff- see the video link below on how to use the clay, products available and some quick demos. 20130519-112239.jpg

This has been in store since last year, Child #4 has had a play with my set and come up with some fun things. It’s a terrific product and certainly worth looking at if you are in the market for some hands-on fun.
Here’s the video from CHA – shows you all the moulds and how easy it is to mix colours and manipulate.
I hope Christine’s project turns out wonderful and she enjoys working with Air Dry.

Smashing News

All the cool new Smash is in store! We hardly have room for it, so at the moment it’s overflowed into the workroom – check it out!

With almost a year of outstanding sales and consumer feedback under their belt, the Smash team have pinpointed the best performing formats for the 2013 Extension Line and expanded the assortment with fresh new designs.  New product formats push the boundaries of cool, enhancing the product offering.  The heart of the collection, the Folios, continue to lead the way in six new styles, from cutesy for the tween to tasty for the foodie.  There’s even a fun new 3D designed smash book and new tools, inks and markers, all designed as much for their portability as their style.  

Mimi totes

We have some great specials on our Mimi totes in store… What we have is the last stock remaining as these are now a discontinued line…. So sad as they are my absolute favourites! I love the quality and mine has lasted many years. You can be sure of quality if you buy a Mimi tote.

I have one large black was $259, now $189
2 Blue medium was $189, now $129
3 black medium was $189, now $129
And a few suede red scrap totes, were $149, now $99

mimi is all about
helping you express
your individual
style by creating functional & fashionable bags
Don’t limit your style
just to the pages in
your scrapbook

Travel Mate Scrap Tote

The Travelmate scrap tote includes a removable 12” x 12” paper organizer and has enough storage space to hold a 13” x 15” album. This no-hassle carry tote has a built in luggage strap, which allows it to securely ride on top of your coordinating wheeled tote. Fits just the right amount of supplies for your overnight crops. This durable & plush water resistant microsuede has contrast stitching and a matching kiwi interior lining.

Includes one 12” x 12” paper organizer
Contrast stitching
Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Front pocket with magnetic closure conceals
three large interior mesh pockest
10 loops for pens or scissors
Comfort zipper pulls
Circle cutter storage pocket
Variety of pockets with secure closures
Soft-sided lightweight design
Holds up to a 12” x 12” 3-ring scrapbook album
Over the shoulder carry straps
Luggage strap slides over wheeled tote handle
for easy transport
Overall dimension 17” x 5.5” x 15”

Medium Wheeled Tote


The Medium wheeled tote is light in weight but heavy on capacity.
The medium tote provides the right amount of storage and easy access to your supplies.
View-thru pockets make it easy to see your tools and the main compartment features pockets to keep your scrapbooks and larger items secure. This tote is the ideal bag for the all-around scrapper.

Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Plush Durable water resistant microsuede
Front pocket magnetic button closure
Multiple pen & scissor loops
Comfort grip handles
and zipper pulls
Circle cutter storage pockets
Variety of storage pockets
Soft-sided lightweight design
Unique top storage compartment
Secure pocket holds up to 13” x 15”
3 ring scrapbook album
Top and front load options
Adjustable interior pocket
Collapsible for easy storage – click here
2 position telescoping handle
view-thru side panel and storage pockets
side wing zippered storage panel
front zip down storage panel
2,338 cubic inch storage capacity
overall dimension 17” x 10” x 20”

Large wheeled Tote



If you’re a dedicated scrapper, this is the perfect tote for you. Tons of pockets in various sizes accommodates everything from a full scrapbook to small embellishments and stamps.
The included photo & paper organizers work well both in and out of the bag. This soft-sided tote is fully collapsible for easy storage, yet stores all you’ll ever need to create fabulous pages.


12” x 12” paper organizer
6” x 4” photo organizer
Contrast stitching
Durable 600 denier water resistant material
Multiple pen & scissor loops
Front pocket magnetic button closure
Circle cutter storage pocket
Large variety of pockets with secure closures
Comfort grip handles and zipper pulls
Soft-sided lightweight design
Unique top storage compartment
Secure pocket holds up to a
13” x 15” 3 ring scrapbook album
Top and front load options
Adjustable interior pocket
Collapsible for easy storage
2 position telescoping handle
view-thru side panel and storage
2 side wing storage panels
front zip down storage panel
rear pockets for additional storage
2,598 cubic inch storage capacity
overall dimension 17” x 14” x 20

New things, pretty things

Nothing like new things to inspire you and the new ranges have been inspiring Natalie aplenty!

Here is a page she worked on today using the new Sunkiss Range. I love the layers, even the bottom layer has texture past that has been embossed and glimmered. Nat has used the new papers, journal cards (cleverly used as frames for her gorgeous photos), alphabet stickers, as well as the famous Prima flowers.

The Prima “SONGBIRD” collection of papers is soft and pretty. Here she has used delicious Prima flowers, Twiddlychip, tea-dyed muslin and Prima embellishments, that little bird on a branch is cut from one of the papers. I can also see a few Collections butterflies hidden in there too. Always fun looking at Natalies’ work, the more you look, the more you see.

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

Lost and Found Christmas

With only a month till Christmas there are a few of us getting keen to have our Christmas shopping done and our cards ready for the post.

We have some terrific Christmas ideas in store, with advent calendars and santa sleighs and new countdown kits.

This is a finished advent house by Carol from the Twiddleybitz design team

Click here to see more of Carol’s beautiful Christmas creations made using Twiddleybitz.  

Next week’s card making class is the last of the Christmas cards for the year, followed by some gorgeous inking and silhouette stamping cards the following week.

Awesome papers, embellishments  – THE very best Christmas range I have seen in years! Glittered double sided.

lost & found christmas   »  accessories


World Traveler

Do you ever wish for the World Traveler life? Sometimes I do… sometimes I do not. I am happily a homebody… but love to dream! So many places to see, so many cultures and creations to admire. Me thinks it’s time to look at visiting a new place… just for a little while.

How about you? Been anywhere lately? Planning a trip? Planning a trip home perhaps.

On the subject of World Traveler, we have most of the range of papers BY Teresa Collins and the stickers are back in stock again. The memory album kits have had their second shipment, and there is one left on the shelf.  Let me know if you’d like me to save you one from the next order.

Click here to see the full range


This is actually the new WORLD TRAVELER binder kit. It comes with all the pages and the KRAFT binder. So here is a little peek, you can see more here



Travel memories

Scrap FX

 Mum-To-BePeas in a PodPirate PackTool Set, mediumFlourish FFlourish M Damask LeafFlourish Q Swirl

I love these chipboard words, shapes and off-the-page products. Because they are sold ‘raw’ (or “naked” hee hee) you can do so much with them. Ink them, Glimmermist spray them, or cover them with papers. You can paint them  or chalk them or add crackle mediums and texture paste and go to arty-town~!

We have so many of these chipboard babies in store already, but I am doing another order soon, (they KEEP bringing out new stuff!) so please head over to the ScrapFX Website and take a look at their awesome range of products. If there is a piece you’d like, flick me an email (Contacts at the top of this page) and I will add it to my next order.

I love Michelle Logan’s work, she is on the design team for Scrap FX, and  if you have another minute (and you KNOW there is always another minute on the computer.. just one more minute…) head over to her blog and check out the creation above in more detail as well as many other works!

Also… check out the Scrap FX Gallery for lots of cool pages, each listing the items used… so easy for you to re-create.











Here is a layout  completed recently on a ‘Winter Girly Weekend’ and it was documenting our previous ‘Summer Girly Weekend’. I used Pink Paisley paper and glimmermisted it, then stamped with a script stamp in a few places. 7 gypsies rub-ons (love the colours in these)  were added, then Prima and Tim Holtz ribbons are layered up (and misted) as well as a punched border using black card. The lamp post is Cricut cut using Heritage, and then a few Prima flowers (and one from Petaloo) Hidden in there are some filmstrip ribbon by Tim Holtz ,some Martha butterfly punches and a new trinket by Bo-Bunny. The scrolls are Twiddleybitz Nero range and the title is by Scrap FX. This is painted white, then sprayed with glimmermist. It is also backed it with black and hand cut.  

Scrap FX is a laser cutting and etching business, designing and manufacturing cardboard (chipboard), acrylic, wood, and paper products for wholesale in the craft industries: scrapbooking embellishments, cardmaking, titles, handmade invitations, home décor and more.



Pack your Bags!

Destinations logo

Whether your journey is near or far, the simple stories Destination Collection by Simple Stories is perfect for documenting your travel memories in a simple, yet meaningful way. Simply trim and insert pre-designed element pieces, along with your photos, into divide dpage protector pockets for quick and easy scrapbooking.


The Collection kit is available now in store. Click here to see the full pages on the Simple Stories Blog.

Enjoy the journey

Going on a holiday? Been on a holiday?  Perhaps you are dreaming of a holiday? I have had some wonderful weekends, but am dreaming of a holiday with my family again. Fun times. I have almost done my Bali album from a year ago, there is just those last couple of pages that I have found difficult to finish… golly I wish I could stay focused on one album till the very end… but no… I work on 15 things at a time.  Oh well… at least I have lots of things to busy my life.

We have some new holiday papers in store, here are some, these ones are glittered…
I will post more of another range soon.

Check your LuggageShow your Boarding Pass

Jet PlanesVacation Getaway

Travel StripeTravel Journal

Enjoy your journey, whether it’s a journey afar, or the journey of your life at home this week – it’s all important.

Winter Wonderland

Winter is officially over for us as of today! Spring is here and I am looking forward to the day when I don’t need my cardigan in the mornings. Oh how I love Spring.

What’s your favourite Season?  Do you prefer Summer or Winter? It’s tricky, because when you are stinkin hot, you wish it were Winter and when you are freezin ya butt off, you wish it were Summer. Never pleased are we?

Been to the snow recently? These snowy glittered papers are perfect!

Snow Swirl Cluster  (SP) Snowflakes  (SP)

Snow Swirls  (SP) Icicles

© QBaroo 2004 © QBaroo 2004 

Steampunk Mini Album

Join us this Friday night and create this terrific little wooden paged album with Tim Holtz flair, using his new ribbons, along with glimmermist, masks, rub ons, and decorated with ideology pins, buttons, sprockets and gears.

Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Cost $20 plus kit.
You will need to bring your regular kit plus some white paint (or gesso) and 4 Black & White Photographs.

Scrapbook House Steampunk Mini Album



Loops and Scoops

My family is hanging out for the next school holidays already (I know… sad isn’t it?) Surely it’s not too far away!

Are you going to the Royal Show? These Glitter papers are sure to delight ! THey also would be good for those theme park photos. A good way to scrap those holiday photos quickly on single or double pages. A couple of photos, a title and some journaling on these papers and you’re done!

For the more adventurous there are die cut stickers and chipboard accents.

Merry-Go-RoundWild Ride

My Favorite RideLoop De Loop

Bumper BuddiesTreats & Eats

Admit OneLoops & Scoops

Ferris WheelTrains & Games

Havin' A Blast! Loops & Scoops

Fun ZoneLoops & Scoops