Thursday, 22 September 2011

~ Scrap 365 Blog Hop ~

If you have come here from Louise, welcome!


Finally, it's reveal time.... I'm part of the Scrap 365 Design Team. Gosh, wasn't easy not talking about it especially since we are talking about a new scrapping magazine!


I'm Audrey and I'm from the United Kingdom. A mom of 2 boys, my days are spent chauffeuring them to activities most of the time. And when I'm free, I indulge in my favourite pastime, scrapbooking. I've been scrapping for the past 7 years and the interest hasn't waned one bit! In fact, I'm now entering a new crafting arena, namely, digital. Previously stunned, due to the fact I enjoyed the tactile feature of paper scrapping, I turned to it late last year when lack of time to play with my stash forced me to consider digital scrapbooking. My first foray was doing pages for Journal Your Christmas using Apple's Pages software. The more I tinkered, the more addicted I got and when I finished the album, I became seriously hooked to digital scrapbooking. Having Photoshop on my Mac, I tried to use it but it simply confused me. Then early this year, I took as Jessica Sprague's Up And Running Class and she nailed the software for me! Suddenly, it was less daunting and so easy to use. I have to credit her class for teaching me how to use Photoshop properly and starting my path to digital scrapbooking. I now enjoy digital scrapbooking for the mere fact that I can literally scrap anywhere... all I have to do is bring my Macbook with me. So far, I've scrapped in a church, on a beach, in a car, on a plane, in the airport etc.

The crunch came when I applied for a DT position and was accepted as part of Simply Tiffany Studios Creative Team. Tiffany specialised in templates and I was only too delighted to be able to use them for scrapping. They sure as hell cut short the scrapping time! 

I'm still trying to find my style with regards to digi scrapping. As a paper scrapper, my favourite embellishment was using stamps. I've got an enormous collection of them. Hence, not surprising I do try and mimic what I used to play before. Now digi brushes are a great substitute. I use them a lot in my digi creations. 

As much as I enjoy scrapping pages digitally, I still do indulge in playing with paper from time to time. I make cards, tags, mini LOs (eg. 4x6) and off the wall projects. I contribute to 2 card blogs, 365 Cards & Christmas Cards All Year 'Round and am part of Banana Frog's Design Team. 

When Katy, the editor of Scrap365, asked me to join the Scrap365 Team, I was delighted. As a contributor to Craft Stamper, I was only too happy to move from there to the new scrapbooking magazine. Having found out the features that the magazine would offer, it sure fitted my new interest perfectly. 

I leave with a few favourite digital pages...




And if you fancy winning a year's subscription to Craft Stamper magazine and over £20 worth of stamps, do leave a comment on every blog you hop including Scrap365 blog! Who knows, it might just be your lucky day! If you are in London over the weekend of 24th September, there is a Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show at Alexander Palace. If you happen to pop by, do visit the Traplet stand (no.63) for a sneak peek of the magazine and a special subscription deal. The first issue of Scrap365 will be on sale on the 18th November at the newstands and digitally worldwide. And if you are on the social media, here are the some addresses to note: 

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Your next hop is Gabrielle! TTFN!

52 comments:

mrich2500 said...

I'm so excited for this to hit the stands and be able to enjoy all the fab designers. Congrats to you!

Boo said...

Congratulations - I've always loved your work. Boo x :)

Sian said...

Hi there Audrey. I'm dropping by to say hello and enjoy your digital pages - there is a lot to be inspired by!

Maureen said...

Hi,

just popped in to say hello and that I cant wait to see the new magazine.

Maureen Richardson

Asil said...

Wohooo! Great news, can't wait to see the magazine! And gratulations to you! :D

Anna said...

Congrats! Your style is so un-digi, somehow... it looks like real paper stuff! =)

Niki said...

Congrats, this is great news. x

Lynn said...

Your pages are beautiful and looking forward to seeing them in the new mag.

leigh11 said...

oooh have always loved seeing your layouts! congrats on the DT

Linda said...

Congrats on the DT!

Jimjams said...

Brilliant news on the mag - I do hope it's a BIG success!

craftattack said...

Lovely work! Valerie

jaine the basement gal. said...

Congratulations Audrey. This is so well deserved and I can't wait to see your work in the new mag.

Beckie Dreyer said...

Congratulations! Your work is so beautiful

furrypig said...

more digi scrapping goodness, I am going to learn a lot from this new magazine filled with talent!

Marit said...

Congratulation. :)

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Yeah, another of my scrappy friends is going to be in print. Well done you xx

Hannah said...

Hi Audrey, your digi work is beautiful and congrats on your DT position :) Looking forward to this fab new magazine :)

Sandra said...

Great fun learning more bout you Audrey. Love your style. Really looking forward to the new magazine.
Hugs
Sandra x

Kirsty.a said...

I think I recognise you from JYC. Congratulations

Scrapcat said...

can't wait for the magazine about time we had a new one to hit the shelves

Karen said...

Hello Audrey,

It is so good doing this Scrap 365 blog hop and seeing so many different and inspiring designers. I am a total novice to digi scrapping, but you make it look amazing and I love the idea of scapping on the go. Fantastic! Karen : )

Mary MacLeod said...

Congratulations Audrey. Really looking forward to learning more about digi scrapping. Your work is brilliant.

Lisa-Jane said...

I wish I could pull off that style, your work is amazing!

Diane said...

Congratulations for being on the Scrap365 DT.
Your work is fabulous. I'll look forward to seeing more of it.
:D

Sandie said...

Congratulations - love your pages. I'll be buying the magazine & looking out for more of your work.

Fabrizio said...

I adore your style ! Fresh and tidy. X Fab

vixen said...

congrats on the magazine, love your work :)

KarmaCraft said...

Such beautiful work-- and digital to boot! I'm impressed, inspired, and impatient for the launch!

Judith said...

A new magazine and you are on the designteam - congratulation!!!
Enjoy!
Greetings from The Netherlands,
Judith

Helen said...

congrats - can't wait to see more!

Laura C said...

Congrats on your new adventure!

Kathy Rogers said...

this has inspired me to look at digital again

Peg said...

Congrats on the DT spot, this new mag looks like it will be amazing!

EFI said...

Huge congratulations!!! Great work!!!

Monique/bloem said...

congratulations, very curious!!

Maike said...

Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing the new journal. And it is sooo interesting so see all the different blogs and styles.

Anna said...

Love your pages! Congrats!

CorinaT said...

Congrats on the DT. Loving your work!!! Thanks for sharing.

jennifer said...

beautiful pages, I love the clusters of items. I can't wait to see the magazine! x

Wrightboysmum said...

Looking forward to seeing the new magazine and all the great work. Well done.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! Congratulations!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY for your new DT spot:) LOVE these pages! LOVE LOVE LOVE the butterflies! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Kim H said...

Gratz! Lovely layouts. Thank you for sharing.

Marelle said...

Gorgeous work congrats~~

tracy said...

Congrats on making the team. Love your work. Beautiful and inspiring. I cannot wait to see more of it

shire said...

congratulations to you!!

Alix said...

hi audrey...i love your LO's...as i think you may have sussed ;0) can't wait to see you in the new mag!

Alison said...

Thanks for describing your transition from paper to digital - sounds like a great journey! I've always loved your style, and look forward to seeing your pages in the new mag - so exciting for scrappers in the UK!

Tigs said...

Beautiful pages and congrats on making the new DT team.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats your work is amzing.

Joyce B said...

Beautiful work! Love what you do .. Congratulations on you New adventure with Scrap 365!

Blessings
Joyce