Correction to p. 65 of Vol 16 No 6 (Masters)

An unfortunate error was made on p. 65 of the Master’s issue.

Amanda Melville was an awarded an Honourable Mention for her layout ‘Happy memories’, however the incorrect layout was published.

The correct layout is as follows.

Happy memories


Materials: Paper – My Mind’s Eye; Cardstock – Crea8tiv; Stamp – My Mind’s Eye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Embellishments – My Mind’s Eye die-cuts, Kaisercraft tags, twine, washi tape.

“My layout was inspired by this photo of my son on his 5th birthday. The joyful expression on his face and the bright yellow of the playground behind him inspired me to create a layout that conveyed that happy feeling. I wanted to keep the focus on the photo so I included just a few embellishments. The banners add a sense of fun to the photo and the arrows direct the eye around the layout. The dominant colour in this layout is yellow, which to me just spells happy and the blue and brown give the layout a boyish feel.”

I would like to extend a sincere apology to Amanda.

Victorian Masters Tour – Geelong edition!

This past Saturday, Heather McMahon, Beck Beattie and Leonie Neal-Dawson kicked off their Victorian Masters Tour in Geelong with eager participants and a fun time had by all! Attendees learnt the techniques that are part of the signature styles of these three talented Masters. The event was a success and all three Masters are raring to go for the next leg!


Classes were full with eager participants.

The next round of classes will be held at The Imagination Factory on 24 August, to be followed by classes at A Fastlane Scrap Supplies on 7 September. For more details on the tour and how you can secure your place in this wonderful event, visit the Vic Masters Tour blog or like their Facebook page for updates.

                       Beck with the lucky winner of a giveaway

Heather passing on some goodies to one lucky lady in her class.

Victorian Masters Tour


Three of our Masters – Beck Beattie, Heather MchMahon and Leonie Neal-Dawson – hail from Victoria. After getting together to discuss all things scrappy, they decided on doing a local tour to share their expertise and knowledge with other keen scrappers. So if you’re in the areas mentioned below, book yourself a spot in the classes these talented ladies are offering!

The first round of classes will be held at the Kaisercraft Geelong outlet on Saturday 3 August. Each class will run for an an hour and a half and will cost $40 to attend. Book your spot in all three for $110! The classes are as follows:

9-10:30am with Leonie Neal-Dawson: Sweet as a Pea. Learn how to creat a unique, textural background using stencilling techniques, and adding colour using Distress Inks, using various blending, bleaching and stamping techniques.

11am-12:30pm with Heather McMahon: Dylusions dreaming. Create a unique page with an unusual twist using Dylusions sprays and stencils.

1pm-2:30pm with Beck Beattie: A bit of boyish charm. Use layering techniques from mixed media to create a modern-style layout. While masculine, the layout can be adopted for a feminine feel also.

For information on the tour, head to

The 2013 Masters competition!

Can you believe that it’s that time of year again? Yes we have made our call-out for the 2013 Masters competition! Grab a copy of Vol 15 No 10 to check out this year’s tasks. Have a go and you could not only win the coveted title of Master, but you could also win amazing prizes from these awesome sponsors!

Make sure you give it a go – in the last couple of years we’ve had a few newbies become Masters, along with some regular contributors – you’re always in with a chance!

Beck Beattie’s classes at Paperific

For those of you thinking of attending Paperific in Melbourne from the 3-5th of May we have some exciting news to share. Beck Beattie, one of our current Scrapbooking Memories Masters, will be teaching in person over the 3 days and is looking forward to meeting you all. There will also be a gallery display of her work along with her Master’s entry that you can see in real life and ask any questions that you may have.

The class Beck will be teaching will start with a layout that each participant can personalise while using the same kit. You can go for a more masculine or feminine theme. You can also stick to a flat style of scrapping (for those of you that like to get a big number of layouts into your albums) or a more three dimensional feel (Beck’s signature style). So there are four different ways you can go in this class to really personalise your project along with your own personally created background! You may even come up with your own spin on it and create option number 5 – your own unique version! You will also be creating a centre step card. Beck will be teaching numerous techniques and sharing her way of scrapping and how she designs her pages.

Cost: $35
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Date: 3 – 5 May

More details about the class can be found on Beck’s blogs,  and

To find out more about Paperific visit