Thursday, October 30, 2014

Best Friend .....

Hey there

Today I'm sharing a page I created about one of my closest friends, Wendy
using the October Main kit from A Piece of Cake Designs

Wendy lives across the road from us and we live in each others pockets ... she is there thru thick and thin, she is my shoulder to cry on, ears when I need to talk, 
loves a glass of wine and a little cheese - she is such a great person.

This photo was taken at the All Day Scrap for Seriously Scrapbooking where I work - Wendy & her husband supplied the Photo Booth the we had there on the day 
and I took the opportunity while we were setting up to sneak a few pics!

The colours of these papers are just perfect - orange and yellow and colours that 
Wendy wears really well and I love turquoise....  

I used the black cardstock with a mask, added a little green and orange mist 
and then crated a border using strips of pattern paper from the kit!

Love it!
 The alphas were not the right colour so I painted them with a little mist to match!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope your day is going well!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Teaching ......

I'd love to come and teach at your 
Retail Store, Scrap Retreat or Event.

Over the years, I have taught numerous retreats and fairs ....
Here are just a few ....

Escape to Create Retreat, Port Lincoln, South Australia 
alongside Mardi Winen, Kate Mason & Amanda Hall

Spring Escape Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand 
alongside Nic Howard & Paula Cheney

Autumn Escape Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand 
alongside Nic Howard & Paula Cheney

Go Scrap Yourself,  Retail shop, Clare, South Australia 

Papertrenz, Retail shop, Wynnum, Queensland

ArtDeco Retailers Day, Queensland

Brisbane Papercraft and Scrapbook Expo, Queensland
5 years in a row

Plus I regularly teach 10-15 classes a month in Adelaide, South Australia at Seriously Scrapbooking
I have years of Marketing, Advertising, Photography and Sales experience
and can offer some great advice on classes and retail techniques to help your business

Please send me an email ... 
or feel free to call my mobile on 040 999 4322 
and I'd be happy to answer any questions.

*Mixed Media*
*Scrapbooking Pages*
*Chipboard Techniques*
*Kids Classes*
*Card Classes*
*Double Pages*
*Canvas & Journal Art*
*Custom Classes*

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!