Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sharing my Scrap Space ....

Earlier this month I shared my creative space over at White With One.... time to share it here!

I'm lucky enough to have my own little room - which feels like it's getting smaller by the day - it used to be Jessica's nursery, hence the lemon cornices and the frieze on the wall. 

But it does the job and over time Trev & I have changed and added storage to try 
and accommodate my supplies!

This is what it looked like back in November 2010 before I was kicked out of the big room ..... Here
And back in December 2011 ..... Here

And today ....

The desk goes from under the window and down the right hand side of the room.

 We added the Ikea bookcase and turned it into shelving

 The built in wardrobe doors hold my masks - but I'm thinking I'm needing another line of wire soon....

 Inside the wardrobe is stuff ... boxes of stuff ... :)

My workspace is easy - I have everything at hand.
I have a couple of magnets to my left that hold my knife, scissors and other bits, hooks to hold my scissors and the drawers have my adhesives in them.

 To my right is the computer, my Making Memories caddy gifted by a wonderful scrappy friend, under the shelf is my tub of mediums, gesso and everyday inks.

 The drawers in the shelving hold more 'stuff' .... paints, flair, veneers, 
tapes, basket of flowers ... stuff like that.

 There is the right amount of room under the shelf for four drawers ... 
two hold mists and the other two hold punches.

My bookcase is a mess! 
Unfinished projects, Project Life I started but lost interest in, gear to take into 
work to teach with, just random stuff I cant find a home for. 

On the floor is 2 boxes of layouts that need to go into albums - anyone else have this problem?

There is a long shelf that goes the length of the room that hold all 
my finished mini albums and a few off the page projects

 The shelf underneath it hold my chipboard - this is currently a disorganized mess - 
I have zero interest in cleaning it up but that's on the list to do next week.... maybe

 My Raskog holds my most used stamps - the boxes next to it are ... current kit I'm using for APOCD, Studio Calico kits unopened, box of Cameo cuts ready to use, new stuff I ordered 
that needs a home and a box of scrap cardstock!

So that's my craft space. 
It's never this tidy - the floor is always covered in bits of paper and random stuff... I work in here just about everyday ... being a full time scrappy person with teaching classes and running 3 webpages and blogs, design team work and magazine work, it's a functional space that is continually evolving!
It's my space - and I love it!

Natalie May

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hey there,

I'm away on holidays at the moment and loving every minute!

Head over to the A Piece of Cake Designs blog and have a look at a couple of projects I have created over the last few days!


Plus ... A Piece of Cake Designs have now release Digital files ready for you to use with your Cameo or Die Cutting Machine!

Have a great weekend .... I'm off to a Scrapbooking Retreat to have a weekend with the girls!

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Last month my page for White with One looked like this ... Marshmallow.


Loved it and was inspired to create another in a different colour ... yellow!

What do you think?

 Perfect way to use some more wood veneers that I have been hoarding!

kiss kiss

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Seriously Amazing

 Hey there

How's your week going so far?

Mine has been super busy with teaching school holidays classes in at my local Scrapbooking shop but I managed to squeeze in a quick layout this week using my Main September kit from A Piece of Cake Designs!!


I love using a few pics from the same occasion on a page and this simple layout inspired by a Shimelle Sketch was perfect!

Simple layering on a watercolour background can be really effective - just remember it's always about the photos!

Have a great day
Natalie May

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Acacia Bay


Another page I created for my Misting and Masking class I taught last month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Neon .....

Hey there

Just sharing another page from my class at Seriously Scrapbooking.... Focus on Misting and Masking!

Have a great day
kiss kiss

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White with one .....

 This month over at White with One, the colour we are focusing on is ...... Radiant Orchid.

Gorgeous colour and I had the perfect photo to scrap!

This was taken by the lovely Tarrah who very generously forwarded it onto me so I could scrap it!
My super gorgeous bestie Ebony is looking mighty fine here!


Anyways .... I'm also showcasing some of my new chipboard designs from Imaginarium .. these will be released soon!

So get on over to White With One ... have a look at the amazing designs the girls have created and have a go yourself!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrapbooking Memories

Scrapbookimg Memories - Pink Issue (17.4) goes on sale today

Bit of an emotional one for me .... Earlier this year, the lovely Editor, Vanessa, asked me to write an article on my Cancer Journey ... it's featured in this issue .... get a copy today and support the cause - proceeds will go direct to Love Your Sister

See my health journey here ... My Health Journey

Thanks for the love

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Misting and Masking .... the finer points

On Saturday morning I taught the best class at Seriously Scrapbooking.... Focus on Misting and Masking!

I was so exited to get to work and watch some ladies have some fun!

We went through different sprays and mists, masks and stencils and about 100 different techniques .

I was so proud of two particular ladies ... who know who they are ... cardmakers who stepped so far out of their comfort zones ... and they rocked it!

Here are two of the pages we focused the class around.

Over the next couple of days I'll share a few more.

Thanks for stopping by

Love me