A bit about me .....

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Hello there

My turn today to introduce myself!
My name is Natalie May.
I am a 30 something mum to a gorgeous 9 year old daughter, Jessica {otherwise known as Happydaks}and a wife to a very supportive hubby.

I am a full time paper crafter, working in Adelaide's best Scrapbooking shop, Seriously Scrapbooking,  teaching around 15 classes a month and designing chipboard for Imaginarium Designs. 
I am also an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer.

I have been a card maker for about 16 years and discovered Scrapbooking late 2006. It’s such a brilliant creative outlet, with no restrictions as to what you can do and VERY addictive! {but hey ... you already knew that!}

I don’t believe have a particular style - I let the paper guide me ...  I love to experiment and try new things ... and I create what my students are asking for too!   My theory is…. “ If it looks good – Stick it down!” 

I love working off sketches and I am heavily influenced by all the amazing talent in this industry.

I love using a variety of techniques on my pages from dry and wet embossing, stamping & masking, Glimmermist, inking and more recently I have become addicted to my Cuttlebug again. I like to experiment with Gesso and Texture Paste and I have a very soft spot for chipboard.

I have been published in all 3 Australian Scrapbooking magazines and have recently been part of the Scrapware Design team as well as a couple of online DTs and currently I am on the Design Team for Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and have just finished with Once Upon A Sketch plus design kits for Blue Bazaar in my spare time!. 

I have recently taught at a couple of Australian fairs and in the next 12months, have a couple of retreats and conventions coming up that I cant wait to teach at!

I love this industry … the opportunity to teach a new technique…. Meeting so many amazing people…..and to be able to CREATE everyday is quite a blessing.

You can see more of my bits & pieces on my blog .....www.happydaks.blogspot.com

Last week Olga showed off one of my pages introducing the gorgeous line from Kaiser, The Lake House.

Let me tell you a little more about this page I created using this line.

I love to use Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches and I used 2 different ones to create this page. 

The tip with these punches is to make sure you keep the instructions when you open the box as it gives you the measurements to give you a perfect punch all the way around! 
Failing that, here are two images found on Pinterest.

The Kaiser papers are so very pretty. 
I had no trouble creating with these! It's all about the fussy cutting and the layering. Think about other ways you can use the papers - you can create so many different looks!
I also used some gorgeous blooms & leaves from Green Tara, A Prima bling flourish and some chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.


So thats enough from me today!

Be sure to pop back on the weekend ... we are having our very first BLOG HOP!!!!
Lots of gorgeous projects, amazing prizes and giveaways! 
Stay tuned for more info soon.


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