Saturday, March 12, 2011

Introducing DT Member: Kim Kendell

"Hi my name is Kim Kendell and I am from Tarcutta NSW which is ½ way between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway, we own a farm here and just love the lifestyle. I also work in administration.

I am a partner to Donald and a mum to Malina and aunty to many.

I have been scrapping for over 8 years now and I am totally addicted and love to use paper to create with. I have a strong love of shabby and vintage but also enjoy using colour and grunge looks.

I would like to thank Kris for this fantastic opportunity and look forward to inspiring you."

Here are some of Kim's gorgeous layouts using our new Concrete Jungle and Aussie ranges.

We look forward to seeing more of Kim's layouts.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Introducing DT Member : Monique Nicole Fox

I am Monique Nicole Fox (by name), sweet (by nature), ethnic (by design), and blessed (by God).  I am a 41 y/o single mother of a 7 y/o handsome son and an 8 y/o cat name Angel.  

I have been scrapbooking for almost 8 years.  My son will be 8 next month.  And yes he was my inspiration to start scrapbooking.  My son, cat, family and friends are my inspiration to continue scrapbooking.  They all are a blessing.

I love entering challenges and contests.  I love being on design teams; inspiring others and meeting new people.  I am also a sketch-a-holic.  When I see a good sketch, I get real excited.

I was born in Washington, DC (USA) and grew up in Atlanta, GA.  When I graduated from Frederick Douglass High school I came back to DC to go to college.  I lived in DC for awhile then moved to Maryland just outside of DC.

I have been blessed with a wonderful government job.  I won't be going anywhere until it is time for me to retire.

Here is more about me.....
The ABC's of Me
41 Random Things About Monique At 41
If I Won The Lottery
What Makes Me Happy

Here are some of Moniques layouts using our new Concrete Jungle range.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Introducing DT Member: Sandra Wilkinson

"Hi, I’m Sandra and I live in Brisbane with my husband and two kids who have just started school.  I love to craft in my spare time, doing mainly papercrafts of late - cards and layouts, and also OTPs when time permits.  I love trying out new products and techniques, and enjoy making my own embellishments from paper, felt, beads and chipboard.  I also like to make beaded jewellery, sew dresses for my daughter, cook and read.  If there’s any time left over, I learn Italian and German and love to travel when life lets us."

Here are a couple of Sandra's gorgeous layouts using our new Concrete Jungle and Australia ranges...

Scooter Boy :- "I inked the chipboard with black distress in, distressed the edges, and used some of the rubons – love the look of this one!"

Family Ties:- "I misted the background with blue as I didn’t think the green tinge suited what I wanted. I made a banner out of the papers and coloured the chippy with brown versa mark ink. I used the Family rubons."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Introducing DT Member: Belinda Achatz

"I am Belinda (Bel) , aka busybel around the forums, from Adelaide in South Australia.
I have been scrapping since 2005 and I also love card making, art journalling , ATC’s and mixed media. My style is eclectic and can be influenced by new product, photos, time available, the story I want to tell. I enjoy scrapping all sizes of layouts. I love distressing things, inking, chipboard, & have a new-found love of Tim Holtz techniques/products, a long-time love of vintage, having something 'real' to say rather than just 'sentiment' iykwim and mixing new (products) with old.
You may find me happiest when I am tinkering in antique/bric-a-brac shops or raiding the local Salvo’s.

I have been married to Dean for 12 yrs, & have a daughter, Eleanor (Ellie) 7 & son Alexander, 6 and a 6 month old daughter, Madeleine. Oh & nearly forgot - 2 wild & woolly standard poodles (the large ones).

I am really excited to join the community at Paper Inklings & feel priviledged to be part of such a talented design team, working with these unique, fabulous Australian products!

Here are the first of Belinda's gorgeous layouts:-

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Introducing DT Member - Leah Cameron

"Hi all, my name is Leah Cameron and I am so excited to be part of the Paper Inklings new Design Team!  I live in a {very} small town in central Victoria, with my farming husband and two girls who luckily are happy to pose for photos to feed my scrapbooking obsession.  I also work two or three days a week.  I started scrapbooking just under five years ago after my youngest daughter was born when a friend bought a beginner’s class for my birthday and I have been hooked ever since.  My style is ever evolving, I think, at the moment I am enjoying white cardstock, a few layers, a bit of a cluster, with basically a clean look – but that could change at any moment.  I am so looking forward to sharing my layouts with you all."

Leah has been very busy working with the new ranges. Here are a few of her layouts.

"My aim for this layout was to incorporate the Concrete Jungle into my usual style – which often includes white cardstock background.  The use of a basic white background really sets off the colours in the Extreme Scooter paper used for the patterned paper border, making a great feature of the arrows.  Some rub on arrows from the Scooter A5 rub on pack were cut and placed in a couple of different places on the layout to draw attention to the title and link the arrows in.  The fantastic Scooter Boy chipboard title can be used for more than just boy layouts!  Here I have painted the title red, and then I just love the technique of painting black lines on there simply with the edge of a plastic ruler – so easy and so eye catching."

"This recent photo of my youngest daughter Alexa was crying out for a funky and grungy layout, and the colours and themes of the new “Concrete Jungle” range were perfect for just that!  The range is far more versatile than just scooter and skateboard layouts, as is shown on this layout.  Included on this layout are papers and rub ons from the Concrete Jungle range, and Hazard Symbol chipboard from the Awesome Boy range."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Introducing DT Member: Danielle Sheehan

"Hi there, My name is Danielle Sheehan and I live in Sydney NSW with my Husband and my cheeky pug Spud. I have been Scrapbooking for almost 7 years and I am lucky enough (for now) to have my own little scraproom. I also like to dabble in photography and with both of these hobbies I wonder how I find time to work full time as a dental nurse.
My favourite things to use are chipboard, inks, punches and of course patterned paper. I love going out, chocolate, singing and dancing (probably in that order).
Im so happy to be a part of the Paper Inklings Design Team and hope you find some inspiration in my creations."

Here is Danielle's first layout using our new Australia range.

New Australia Range

This paper range is awesome as are the embellishments perfect for those Australia Day photos or anything to do with Australia so check it out at your local srcapbooking store, check out my LO below using this range until next time

Designed by Kim Kendell

Friday, February 11, 2011


Welcome to our brand new blog and thank you for stopping by to check it out! Lots has been happening here at Paper Inklings. We have a brand new range that has just hit the shelves and a brand new Design Team to go with it! We will be introducing each of the lovely girls over the next couple of weeks. We can't wait until their layouts start rolling in so we can share them all with you. In the meantime, you can do a little blog hop and check out each of their blogs.

The aim of our new blog is to showcase our products and show you all the different ways to use them. We want to inspire you to create beautiful layouts and preserve all those wonderful memories. Please Follow us and our Design Team, and invite your friends to do so too.

To kick things off, we will do a quick layout share showing our new Australia range.

This layout uses the new "Australian Flag" paper, "Australia Day" Title Rub-On, "Southern Cross", "Australia Map", & "Aussie Roadsigns" chipboard.

Keep your eye out for more great layouts we'll be sharing soon!