Saturday, March 10, 2012


Hello there

Well the weekend is here and it looks like it is going to be a lovely sunny one for a change.

As you all know, Gail Lindner is going to be teaching our Saturday morning class for us at the Kilcoy Retreat and I would like to tell you a little bit about Gail and her style. Here is a photo of Gail...I'm sure many of you will recognise her.  

I asked her a few questions about her scrapping life and her responses are:-

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

I started scrapbooking way back in 1999!  I took a trip to the USA and my cousin's American wife was a scrapper.  I asked a few questions, picked up a scrapping magazine and that was it!  So I can't believe that I've been scrapbooking for almost 13 years!

2.      What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?

First and foremost, I love documenting the memories for my children.  Of course I enjoy the creative process and the amazing friends I've made too!

      3.       What is your style?

      Hmm.  I never know how to describe my style but I'll tell you what, my layouts nearly always have....... layers, stitching, inking and distressing.

      4.      What are your favourite 3 products at the moment and what can’t you do without?

      (i)   Patterned paper - am layering more than ever!  Specifically, I can't get enough Crate Paper at the moment.
      (ii) Typewriter - every single layout I've done a while now has typed journalling.
      (iii) Letter stickers -  I love to mix and match various styles for my titles.  Right now I'm loving the tiny alphabet stickers from Lilybee Design

      5.      Where do you find  inspiration for your layouts?

      From other talented scrappers.  Usually something stands out to me and gives me a starting point!  I read a lot of blogs LOL!

      6.      How do you get through Scrappers block?

      When this happens to me, and it happens often by the way, I usually take a break!  I'll re-organise supplies or edit photos and that helps to inspire me to scrap again.

      7.      What is the best advice you would give to newbie scrapbookers?

      There is no wrong in scrapbooking!  It's YOUR work so whatever YOU are happy with is right! And have fun!

      Gail has also been published in magazines and been a member of a few designs teams during her scrapping life.   She is currently on the design team for Simple Stories and past design teams include Elle's Studio, Zva Creative and Simple Renee.

She has regularly had layouts published in Australian scrapbooking magazine Scrapbooking Memories and was lucky enough to have had some of her creations published in Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbook Trends.
Throughout 2011 Gail was invited to be part of the Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Creative Team for 2011. This entailed a step-by-step article every second issue as well as commissioned product challenges and regular contributions to galleries. 
Some recent publications include:
  •  "A Love Story" - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14 No 5
  • "Step By Step Stamping With Paint" article - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 14 No 1
  • "First Time Mum" - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 13 No 12
  • "Step By Step Washi Tape" article - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 13 No 10
  • "An Amazing Site" - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 13 No 10
 She also has an upcoming feature article in Scrapbooking Memories (Vol 14 No 8).

So, there you now know a little bit more about Gail and her style and achievements.  I can't wait to see what she has created for you all to do in her class but I do know that it will be amazing and you will really enjoy participating.  

Enjoy your weekend and take care, Ann :-)

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