I started scrapbooking in 2005, I’d been living in Caloundra since 1996 after moving from Tasmania and still really didn’t have any close friends or any hobbies. I had always loved being creative and did cake decorating in Tassie. My daughter was scrapbooking and inspired me to do something to showcase my photos. It was here my scrapbooking began. I met Sandy at a local shop and now my close friend. I started with simple scrapbooking layouts and cards then moved on to some really challenging mixed media projects. Sandy asked me to join her in her new venture in 2016 and it has been my pleasure to work with her and design her card kits over this time. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Sandy at Blooms n Lace.
21 years ago my son turned 21 and I decided to do a Life Album for him. I didn’t know anything about scrapbooking I didn’t even know it existed. my background being a professional Photographer, I had a lot of fabulous photos to put in the album but I managed to get some bits and pieces to decorate the pages. Then six years later I was living in Brisbane when my daughter turned 21. I heard someone talking about scrapbooking and I wanted to find out more. I did some beginner lessons and I was on the way to creating my first Scrapbook Album. I later moved back to the Sunshine Coast and went to a local Shop at Caloundra where I met Pam and later Sandy. It was great therapy I scrapped pages and talked and laughed and had a great time, my craft has extended to Card making, Decoupage, Mixed Media art, Who knows what is next….after all with craft THE SKY IS THE LIMIT…..or is it beyond the sky?
Hey there! I’m Mel and I love my paper crafts!
I started scrapbooking in 2008 and fell in love with it immediately!
There are always new techniques to try and new products being released which keeps me intrigued and never makes it boring.
I have my own little craft room which is my ‘Happy Place’ and that’s where you’ll always find me in my spare time working on one project or another. When I’m not creating layouts, I am making cards or decorating my planner…(yes, I do planning too) – I love anything to do with paper! I hope you will love my creations as much as I love creating them!
Journal Making is the perfect mix of creative techniques all coming together. I believe this is why I’m so attracted to the craft. Based within the paper craft world.. with additional elements of paints, fabrics, laces and trims to helping create beautiful journal to hold our memories and photos. Journal Making is a perfect craft to create a piece that holds all these beautiful things! I look forward to working with Sandy and her creative team from Blooms n Lace.
Hi, my name is Christine Leblang, and I have recently joined Sandy as part of the Blooms and Lace Design Team. I have been a Sunshine Coast resident for the past 25 years, and became interested in papercraft about 20 years ago, initially in scrapbooking photos of my family, children and then my grandchildren. In more recent years I ran my own business in papercraft goods and craft project tuition, and eventually went freelance. These days I am mainly interested in card making and mini-albums and “off-the page” creations, pretty boxes and the like. I love passing on the knowledge and skills I have learnt over the years with local ladies, ( no problem with the fellas too). I feel with all the beautiful products on the market these days we can learn and produce some really lovely hand-made items, and hand-made things are really on the comeback. I hope you can join us and let us help you realise your hidden talents
Hi my name is June, I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years….. I love creating layouts, single, double, or interactive. I have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren so I will always have a lot to keep me scrapping. I enjoy seeing the smile on peoples faces when they have created a layout that I have designed …….. I also love that I get to meet a lot of the like minded ladies, some of whom I now call my very good friends….. Looking forward to meeting you all….