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String Circle Showcase

I loved the original string circles when Scrapmatts first brought them out. Then Sofie and Andrew made them better by bring out new designs with dots, stars or arrows on the circles. Last month they expanded the range again to release a pack with larger sized circles! I fell in love and knew I had to play with them right away.…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on February 5, 2017 at 13:39 — No Comments

Rustic or Romantic

Hello! Two layouts from me this month, as I've decided my card stash is sufficiently built up at the moment. First up I have a rustic double-page layout featuring some photos of my son and husband at a petting zoo. The new Gum Leaves design was perfect for adding a bush element here.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on July 5, 2016 at 17:02 — No Comments

A Love So Deer

One of my favourite things about chipboard is how easy it is to modify to suit your projects. For example, I have a variety of different reindeer designs from Scrapmatts, so when I wanted to do a layout with these deer feeding photos fro my sister's wedding it was super easy to just cut off their antlers and paint up to suit the layout.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on May 22, 2016 at 23:13 — No Comments

Steampunk Canvas and Tags - Lauren Tomecek

Hello chipboard lovers! I hope you had a good Easter. Regulars to the blog will have seen lots of the other Design Team members sharing their display canvases and tody I'm doing the same. If you get a chance to attend a craft expo where Scrapmatts is exhibiting be sure to check out all the canvases on display together, they always look amazing!

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on April 5, 2016 at 21:41 — No Comments

March

Hello everyone, Lisette here.

I am so excited to be on the Scrapmatts Design Team for 2016

with some very talented scrapbookers.

Welcome to my first blog post.…

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Added by Lisette Smith on March 16, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Feeling Krafty

I recently cleaned my craft room and discovered I have an abundance of kraft cardstock so thought I better put it to use. Kraft is fantastic to pair with chipboard, as it gives a really earthy/natural look if you leave the chipboard raw or can provide great colour contrast if you paint the chipboard.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on October 17, 2015 at 21:27 — No Comments

Harrison's First Christmas

I love Christmas layouts, I have a whole album dedicated to them. Luckily, Scrapmatts makes a HUGE range of Christmas chipboard designs and there are new ones each year.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on August 16, 2015 at 23:33 — No Comments

CSI Guest Designer

Scrapmatts is sponsoring CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration so my two design team projects for this month use their challenges as inspiration.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on June 16, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Blue Dreamcatcher

I had so much fun making my last dreamcatcher that I had been thinking of making another one for a couple of months now. I finally sat down to do it this month and found that my fellow Scrapmatts DT member Crece had also created a dreamcatcher for her project this…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on April 16, 2015 at 16:29 — No Comments

Easter Basket Cards

Scrapmatts runs brilliant classes at shows and expos. Even before I was on the design team I would always make sure I did one of their classes at every expo I went to. Sofie makes sure you finish all the projects during the class (anyone else have a pile of unfinished projects they didn't finish in a class?) and you also get a couple of sheets of extra chipboard to create projects at home…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on March 16, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Happy Together - A Mixed Media Tutorial

Mixed media is not new to scrapbooking by any means and it is a technique which I really enjoy for the opportunity to get messy and just keep layering. Scrapmatts has recently released a range of mesh chipboard pieces which are perfect to use on mixed media pieces. I have used the larger circle mesh (CB5130 Circle Mesh 03) on this layout and created a tutorial if you want to create a similar layout.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on February 16, 2015 at 23:37 — No Comments

Harrison Showcase

I know most of the rest of the design team is showcasing Christmas projects, but I'm a little obsessed with my son Harrison at the moment so he's staring in my two projects. I hope you find him just as adorable as I do. :)

 

We received our professional photographs by Rachael Wilson Photography from the newborn…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on November 16, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Love These Gorgeous Girls

Thanks for popping by to see my latest layout featuring Scrapmatts chipboard. I love this Leaf Spray design, which comes with seven pieces and is very versatile. I've also popped in a couple of Scrap Words which I've found can be used on almost every layout.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on October 16, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Celebrating Special Occasions with Scrapmatts

I'm back with a new Scrapmatts DT post after taking last month off to spend some time with my new baby. Harrison Donald Tomecek was born on 5.8.14 and has consumed my life since that time. People tell me it gets easier after 6-8 weeks, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Right now though I'm managing on very little sleep and even less craft time. I did manage to whip up a painters tray as a…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on September 25, 2014 at 23:49 — No Comments

Joining the Shadow Box Fun

Argh, silly technical difficulties have made me a day late with this post. I apologise to you all, however my laptop died a few days ago and hubby's work laptop didn't have all the editing programs on it. Nevermind, hopefully we can muddle through and I'll still get to share my projects for this month with you.

 

When I was first sent two of the new Shadow Box kits in my design team pack I…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on July 17, 2014 at 8:54 — 1 Comment

The Importance of Family

Welcome back for some more chipboard goodness!

 

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on June 16, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Marvelous May

Hello again! Have you ever had that LO that you thought you knew where you wanted to go but it fought you every step of the way? That was the way it was going with my first layout, 'Oh Happy Day', so I tossed everything but the photo and the chipboard vine to start all over again in a new direction. I think it's a bit different to my normal work but I love the end result.…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on May 16, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Unforgettable Tags

I have now officially scrapbooked about scrapbooking - as my husband pointed out to me when I showed him this layout. :) I have had this fantastic photo from the 2012 Noosaville scrapbooking retreat I attended sitting around for a while and decided it was finally time to put it to paper.

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on April 16, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Work/Life Balance in Action

In a perfect example of the constant struggle to achieve a work/life balance, I have created one LO about my personal life and completed one off-the-page project for work.

My work recently gave all the staff members notebooks in which to record topics for discussion at our fortnightly staff meetings to further our understanding of best practice principles. My…

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Added by Lauren Tomecek on March 16, 2014 at 21:36 — No Comments

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