Scrap Resume

A little about me and when I started this scrappy journey
I am Mum to 4 girls, married to my best friend Dave and live in Tasmania Australia.
I started scrapbooking in 2005. A friend had been scrapping for years and had always shown me her work. One day it dawned on me... I CAN DO THAT. So I started and have enjoyed the evolution of each page. I love leaving a little of myself on each page, love to share the story as I see it, love to speak words of wisdom so our 4 girls will be able to 'hear my heart' and I love being able to be creative after years of telling myself I was not.

My Work, or why I scrap
Each page I create is different to the previous. I let the story/memory dictate the feel of the page. I am not afraid of using different techniques or products. I love to journal and make the page breathe life. I enjoy creating pages that are simple but have often worked on pages that are messy and full. I keep an art journal, love to make mixed media, Artists Trading Cards and altered tags. I scrap 12x12, 8.5x11 and 6x12 as well as different 'not the norm' page sizes, depending on the story I want to tell. I enjoy making mini albums when I have a bigger story to tell. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to go into our school and teach scrapbooking. In 2011 I taught 2 Grade 6 groups how to make a journal type scrapbook and we filled the books with the different techniques I taught them. March 2013 I was fortunate enough to attend the Escape 2 Create retreat, in Port Lincoln South Australia, and teach 60 attendees.  June 2013 I will be demonstrating, for Scrapmatts' "Pop Up Class" Make and Take stand, at our local Craft and Quilt Fair.   

I love to share my daily antics on my blog


A Selection of my Work

A 12x12 page created for Cocoa Daisy, September 2013




















A 12x12 page created for D-lish Scraps, June 2013




















A 12x12 page showcased in the TwoPeas Newsletter 6 March 2013



A 8.5x11 page created for Scrapmatts, November 2012




















A 12x12 page created for Guest post on Jen Allyson’s blog, September 2012





















A 12x12 page created using Jenni Bowlin products, August 2012





















An altered tag, created for Scrapmatts, July 2012
























A 12x12 page created for Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop, April 2012





















A 12x12 page created for Cocoa Daisy Fall Crop, November 2011

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A Double 12x12 created for my Scrapbooking Memories Masters Competition entry, July 2011

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A page from inside the journal book that I have been creating with the Grade 6 group at school, July 2011    
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A 12x12 page using some pieces from My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose range and a Scrapmatts chipboard dress form, May 2011

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A12x12 page created for Polka Dot Whimsy, January 2011. This page was selected as “Featured Project” at Two Peas on Friday 25 February 2011.

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12x12 page created for Scrapmatts, December 2010

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12x12 layout created for a Guest Spot at Darkroom Door, November 2010



Double 12x12 page inspired by Page Maps sketch challenge at Aussie Scrap Source, November 2010

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12x12 page inspired by some flowers I purchased, October 2010

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A 8.5x11 hybrid page created for The Dares, October 2010

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12x12 Inspired by the challenge blog Kraft It Up, September 2010

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Altered Dress Form created for Q Tea kits, July 2010

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Altered clipboard inspired by quote from the movie “Mao’s Last Dancer”, June 2010

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Name Hanger created for Banana Frog, June 2010

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Side view of a Mini Album made for Q Tea kits, March 2010

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Card created for Guest spot at Kitty Robot, February 2010

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Page inspired by a quote from our youngest daughter, February 2010
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Page inspired by a day at the beach with my nieces, January 2010

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Page inspired by some time out with my Husband, November 2009

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My Objectives


I love to inspire others to scrap and keep those memories alive. I encourage others to step out and try scrapbooking and to see that it isn't full of rules and that anyone can use this medium to leave a little of themselves. I love that this craft allows you to use many types of art forms to express your own story. I am interested in Design Teams that allow people to be stretched, to motivate others and that support each other. I would love to be part of a team that built relationships and communication and allowed scrappers of all styles and formats to be a part of a community that built up each other. I am looking for Guest Design Team work, manufacturer work etc as well as a Design Team spot in a team with regular work. While I do have current commitments, they do allow me to take on more and I am up for the challenge as I give 110% to each of those commitments.

Current Design Teams

Scrapmatts – Design Team January 2011 - January 2014
Cocoa Daisy – Design Team July 2011 – Current 
X-Press It/FabScrapsOz - Design Team October 2012 - Current
Jot Magazine - Creative Team July 2013- January 2014
One Little Word - Design Team September 2013- Current

Previous Design Teams
D-lish Scraps - Design Team January 2013 - June 2013
Miss Art’s Papercrafting School – Teacher – January 2012
Tracy Martin Scrapbook Designs (Digital) – Creative Team October 2011- January 2012
Such Sweet Tierney - Design Team June 2009 – 2011
Banana Frog - Design Team March 2010 – December 2011
Love Scrappin' - Design Team September 2008 - November 2011
Polkadot Whimsy – Design Team January 2011 - July 2011
Q Tea Kits - Design Team July 2009 – December 2010
Karen's Scrappin' Kupboard - Design Team October 2008 - October 2010
Marks Paper Co – Design Team March 2010 – September 2010
Scrap-n-Crop - Design Team October 2008 - September 2009
Aussie Scrapbooking - Contributor May 2008 - March 2009
The Creative Type - Design Team August 2008 - December 2008



Guest Spot
Page Maps - Guest Designer with Greatest View DT - October 2013
Studio Fourteen40 September 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook August 2013

Page Maps – Guest Designer with Cocoa Daisy DT - July 2013
Scrapbooking Top 50 – Scraplifted – June 2013
Purple Pumpkin – Guest Designer - 30 May 2013
Polly! Scrap Kits - Guest Designer - Dec/Jan 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine – Blog Hop December 2012

Jen Allyson - Guest Blogger - Post #3 October 2012
Jen Allyson - Guest Blogger - Post #2 September 2012
Jen Allyson - Guest Blogger - Post #1 September 2012
Two Peas - Guest Blogger - September 2012
Greatest View - Guest Designer - February/March 2012
Two Peas – Guest Designer – Stretch Your Sketch – October 2011
Simply ATC – Guest Designer – June 2011
Darkroom Door – Guest Designer - January 2011
Chatty Scrappers – Scraplifted – August 2010
Mission To Create – Guest – Mission 0016 – May 2010
Kitty Robot Etsy Store - Guest Star - February 2010
Shabby Chic Crafts - Guest Designer -August 2009
One Little Word - Guest Designer -Word #43 and #44
Scrapping Clearly - Guest Designer - June 2009
Scrap N Craft With T - Guest Designer - September 2008
Q Tea Kits - Guest Designer -March 2008
Are You Feeling Groovie - Guest Designer - October 2007

Published Work
Jot Magazine Issue 2 September 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 16 No.2 September 2013
Scrapbook Creations Magazine Issue 101 September 2013 
Creating Keepsakes Australia Magazine September/October 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 16 No.1 August 2013 COVER
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.12 July 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.11 June 2013
Life Paper Scrapbook Magazine Issue 2 June 2013 PAGE 48 
"The Renovators" Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.10 Early June 2013
Scrapbook Creations Magazine Issue 99 May 2013 (CHA Article)
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.9 May 2013
”A Bench With A View” Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.6 February 2013
“Daily Drive” Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.6 February 2013
“Owl Encounter” Scrapbook Creations Magazine Issue 97 January 2013
”Sliding Into Summer” Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.5  January 2013
”Christmas 2011” Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.3 December 2012
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.2 November 2012
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 15 No.1 October 2012 (Technique of the Month Feature)
(Who's Who Feature) Scrapbook Creations Issue 95 September 2012 
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 14 No.12 September 2012
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 14 No.10 (includes commissioned work for the “Easy as 1,2,3” segment) August 2012  
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 14 No.9 July 2012 
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 14 No. 6 April 2012 
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 14 No. 5 March 2012
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine - Masters 2011 (Volume 14 No. 3) – Honourable Mention
Scrapstreet.com Magazine February 2010 (http://scrapstreet.com/ss11/2febru/moments2.htm)
“A Love Of Summer” Scrapbook Inspirations Idea Book #2 May 2010
“Your Kiss” Scrapbook Inspirations Idea Book #2 May 2010
“Capture Now” Scrapbook Inspirations Idea Book #1 March 2010

Upcoming Publications

Life Paper Scrapbook Issue 3 October 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 16 No.3 October 2013
Scrapbook Creations Magazine Issue 102 November 2013
Jot Magazine Issue 3 November 2013
Creating Keepsakes Australia Magazine November/December 2013
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Volume 16 No. 5 December 2013

Other

Scrap Mojo - Winner Challenge #1
Inspired By Amelie - Winner Challenge #3
Masculine Scrapbooking - Winner Challenge June 2008
Scrap-n-Crop's Project Scrap-Away - 2008 Finalist
One Little Word - Winner Word #38
One Little Word - Winner Word #51
Cocoa Daisy - Design Challenge Winner July 2009
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - Challenge Winner March 2010
Scrapping The Music – Winner Challenge #147
Aussie Scrap Source – Winner Make It Yourself Challenge – Transparencies April 2011
Show Us Your Stuff – Winner April 2011 Challenge
Aussie Scrap Source – Winner Style Challenge – Freestyle/Whimsy May 2011
White With One – Winner April 2012 Challenge
Scrapbooking Memories Magazine – Black & White Plus One Brisbane Expo Challenge - Top 20 Finalist June 2012
Show Us Your Stuff - Winner April 2013 Challenge
Show Us Your Stuff - Winner May 2013 Challenge

Featured
Scrapilicious Hobart - Featured Scrapper Nov 2006
Scrapscene - Layout Featured 23 June 2008
Scrapscene - "Inspired By" Feature October 2008
Card Of The Week - Mini Album Featured 4 Oct 2008
Canon Australia Online Community - Selphy Blogger Review Program
Outside The Box - Layout Featured 2 September 2009
Inspirujemy - Featured 7 September 2009
Craft Gossip - “Inspiration du Jour” Layout Feature 4 October 2010
Two Peas - “Featured Project” 25 February 2011
Two Peas - "Featured Project" 21 April 2011
Two Peas – “Featured Project” 13 July 2011
The Crafter’s Workshop - Technique and Page Featured – 21 October 2011
Aussie Scrap Source - Page Featured - 1 March 2012
Aussie Scrap Source - Page Featured - 9 March 2012
Two Peas – “Featured Project” 6 April 2012
One Story Down – Gallery Feature - 6 April 2012
Two Peas - "Featured Project" - 1 May 2012
Jillibean Soup - Layout Featured 15 August 2012
Paper Crafter’s Library – Layout, Hanger and Card Featured 30 October 2012
Ronda Palazzari – Pages Featured 12 April 2013
Aussie Scrap Source – Pages Featured 8 June 2013
Aussie Scrap Source - Pages Featured 30 August 2013

View my work


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Fan Page for Blog on Facebook
Cocoa Daisy Gallery
Scrapmatts Gallery
Two Peas Gallery
Scrapbook.com Gallery
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Contact me via skruijver@hotmail.com

More of my work and photos via flickr slideshow



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1 comment:

  1. I have seen you around but never visited your blog...untill today! I had a good old snoop around! Love your style, so inspiring!

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