Friday, August 20, 2010

Hello everyone

I thought it would be good to get to know our guest tutor for the November Retreat, Angella Peardon, so I put some questions to her about her scrapbooking and would like to share her responses with you:-

Q. How did you start in Scrapbooking and how long have you been doing it?

A. I think we are born with Scrapbooking in our blood; from an early age I started making Scrapbooks but about six years ago, a friend invited me to a Creative Memories party and I discovered there was so much more. I still to this day remember walking into a Scrapbook store; I was in awe of it all!

Q. What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?

A. I love taking photos, then making the story come alive onto a page.

Q. What is your style?

A. Shabby whimsical best describes my style....

Q. What are your favourite three products at the moment?

A. Pretty papers, flowers and mixed mediums

Q. Where do you find inspiration for your layouts?

A. Magazines, online, ads, patterns in paper....actually everywhere

Q. How do you get through Scrappers Block?

A. I pull out some of my favourite layouts, turn them in a different direction and scraplift to a degree. Also, sketches are good to get you going again.

Q. What is the best advice you would give to a newbie scrapbooker?

A. I think the best advice is to have fun and be adventurous. Always remember to not get too stressed about it all - Scrapbooking is a fun, stress free hobby.....and always scrap copies of your good photos so that you always have the original.

So there you have it, a brief profile of Angella who is really looking forward to coming along to teach at the Retreat. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the class that we have planned and we will be giving you some sneak peeks of the layout a little closer to the time.

In the meantime, I thought I would show some samples of Angella's work below.

Just a reminder too, that the end of August is fast approaching and if you want to receive a $20 voucher to spend at the Retreat shop in November, you need to book your place by paying the $50 deposit via the website Then you can pay off the balance at your leisure as long as it is all paid by 26 October.
I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or requests for the Retreat. You can either leave a comment or email me at email address
Have a wonderful weekend, Ann :-)


  1. wow...angella certainly does fantastic work!! that winter LO is gorgeous!!

  2. She does, doesn't she? She thinks outside the square a lot; the snow effect is fantastic! I'm sure you will enjoy the class that we have planned. Ann :-)