Jenni Bowlin classes at Joybells Scrapbooking

Sneak peak from the ‘All in a row’ double layout class

Jenni Bowlin is heading to Australia in a few weeks and she will be teaching exclusively at Joybells Scrapbooking.  With a love of all things old and worn, Jenni’s signature style has been known as Fresh Vintage – a modern twist on the glory days of yesteryear. This aesthetic has led her products to be some of the most sought after in the industry. Jenni will only be teaching three classes, with only one session of each so make sure you book your place before there are none left!

Sneak peek from the ‘Vintage typewriter ribbon tin’ class

Class 1 – Friday 12th April, 4–6pm “All in a row” – double-page layout $42

Class 2 – Saturday 13th April, 9.30am–12 noon “Vintage typewriter ribbon tin” $48

Class 3 – Saturday 13th April 1.30–4pm “Bowerbird journal” $60

The classes will be held at:

Joybells Scrapbooking

11 Maleny Street, Landsborough, QLD


Bookings are essential. Please phone Joybells Scrapbooking (07 5494 8498) for more information and to guarantee your spot!

Sneak peek from the ‘Bowerbird journal’ class


15.7 Masters challenge – American Crafts

In this issue, American Crafts gave our Masters the entire Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go collection! So jealous! There was so much product, we asked the Masters to create a layout and a card. Check out the results in Vol 15 No 7, on sale now!

What do you think of this challenge? Are you in love with the collection as much as we are?

Product of the week – Prairie Chic collection by BoBunny

Prairie Chic is a gorgeous collection from BoBunny that has a little something country about it. But with a variety of designs and colours, this collection will appeal to farmhands and cityslickers alike. With pink, blue, brown and green hues, plus patterned, floral and textured paper designs there is the right paper and accessory in this collection for any layout. So strap your boots on and get scrapping!

Painted calico flowers


Step 1

Take a rectangle of fabric approximately 15cm x 30cm; I’ve used calico.
Using three different coloured paints, paint the fabric any way you wish. A gradient in style will work well – starting with the darkest colour at one end and working down to the lightest. Set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Once the fabric is dry, tear it into strips approximately 1in wide and tie a knot in one end of each strip.

Step 3

Using the knot as a starting point, start twisting the fabric around, occasionally folding and rolling it, to give it rose petal shape. Use craft glue to stick the fabric in several points as you go along. When you get to the end, glue the end of the fabric under the bottom of the flower. Repeat for each strip!


Step 1

Take a rectangle of fabric approximately 15cm x 30cm; I’ve used calico.
Using three different coloured paints, paint the fabric in a gradient style, starting with the darkest colour at one end and working down to the lightest. Set aside to dry.

Step 2

Cut different sized circles from each colour area of the fabric.

Step 3

Layer three or four circles on top of each other in different colours and secure them in the centre with a brad or button to create a layered flower.

People’s Choice winner – Linda Eggleton!

                                                   Hells Gate by Linda Eggleton

The people have spoken! We asked you to choose your favourite layout published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14 No 5 to Vol 15 No 5 – excluding Vol 15 No 4 – and the winner is Hells Gate by Linda Eggleton!

Linda has always been known for being able to pick out the colours in her photos perfectly. Add some fantastic background texture, neat paper layering and beautiul clusters, we know exactly why her layout was chosen!

Congratulations Linda! Your work is deserving of this accolade, and you have a huge prize pack coming your way, courtesy of Kaisercraft!


Vol 15 No 7 correction

In How To: Basics on page 23 there is a column of text beginning “Stamps can be one of the more expensive scrapbooking product purchases…” This was erroneously reprinted from the How To: Basics article from Vol 15 No 6. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Georgia Heald, whose work is always of the highest quality, and to our readers for any confusion caused.

Product of the week – Sweethearts Stashie pack by Two Sisters

Two Sisters is known for its Stashie packs, an ingenious original product where you receive a bunch of embellishments all revolving around the same theme\. The Sweethearts pack pictured above is a cute collection of love-themed embellishments, including layered hearts, heart doilies, flowers, buttons and a variety of trims. These packs make embellishing a layout so simple, and there’s so much in each pack you’re bound to have a few pieces leftover to use on a future layout!

Fabric paper


Step 1

Place one piece of Jac paper on your work space, then peel back the top layer to reveal the adhesive. Carefully place your fabric on top, with the right side facing up, then smooth it over quickly with your fingers to remove any creases or air bubbles.

Step 2

Next, choose your title and copy the letters onto your fabric paper. There are a few ways to do this, the easiest being simply to draw the letters onto the fabric by hand. Alternatively, you can trace the letters onto the backing sheet or even use a die-cutting machine if you have one that’s suitable for use with fabric.

Step 3

Cut around your letters with small scissors, using a sharp blade for any fine detail. Remove the backing sheet carefully and your letter becomes a sticker – simply press it in place on your page! And don’t throw out the leftover pieces; you can cut them into small strips and use them as decorative tape.


Step 1

Begin by cutting one A4 sheet of Jac paper into three or four pieces, depending on how many different types of fabrics you’d like to use. Next, cut out fabrics scraps the same size as the squares of Jac paper – use contrasting patterns and colours for a fun, vibrant effect – then adhere the fabric and Jac paper together, as shown previously.

Step 2

Using a template, or measuring by hand, draw diamond shapes onto the back of each square. Cut along the lines with small sharp scissors, making sure the cuts are precise and the diamond shape is even.

Step 3

Lay string or bakers twine flat, then take one diamond shape and remove the backing. Place it under the string, which should run directly through the middle, then fold the shape in half carefully, ensuring the points match up perfectly. Press the sides together so they adhere, then repeat this step with the remaining shapes, alternating the colours and patterns. You’ll soon have a pretty fabric banner!

Create resin jewellery with Barnes

Ever wondered how beautiful resin pieces are made? Join Barnes for a 3-hour Resin Jewellery workshop at any of their stores. Learn the techniques of casting resin into silicone moulds, mixing colours and embedding items into your resin bangles. Once you have these skills go on to making your own moulds for casting resin embellishments or coat your scrapbooking embellishments in epoxy resin for a glass like finish.

Barnes workshops are help in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. You can book directly by calling 1300 810 602 or online at

Call in March and book into any future workshop date and mention Scrapbooking Memories to receive a 20% discount when booking. The classes are normally $150 – you’ll pay only $120. Offer available only for workshops paid in full before 31 March 2013.


Product of the week – Ambrosia by Bazzill Basics

The Ambrosia collection by Bazzill Basics was an easy pick for product of the week for many reasons. First off the colours are gorgeous. They’re that perfect balance between pastels and brights. The patterns are striking and playful, and different to all the designs we’ve seen done to death lately. There are a couple that are a little bit country, a couple that have an exotic feel to them. But what they all have in common is being gorgeous. And last but not least, the paper pad comes with 10 coordinating sheets of cardstock, so you don’t have to go searching through your stash for the right hue! Such a pretty collection. Love it!