Thursday, 17 July 2014

So excited to be on the Scrapping Outback Design Team

Meet Our New Design Team Girls....

Hello everyone,
We have some exciting News for you, we have finally, after much deliberation decided on our new 
Design Team Girls 
for 2014/2015.
We can tell you, it was NOT easy and the work of all the submissions was amazing, but we could only pick 3 NEW girls 
for our Design Team. 
We would like to thank everyone that did submit and we look forward to continuing to see your 
amazing work online.

So, please join us in welcoming........Karen McLaughlin...
I have been married to my best friend for just over 23 years. We have a 21 year old daughter and a 16 year old son and of course they are my main subjects to scrap. We emigrated from England 17 years ago and now live on the Central Coast, NSW. I have been scrapbooking for around 9 years. I started when a friend invited me over to ‘have a go’ after I had been admiring her pages. I have been addicted every since. I get my inspiration from photos, magazines, blogs and just being around other scrapbookers is always inspiring. I would describe my scrapping style as layered (bit shabby but tend to try anything new). I see my scrapping as being a lifetime diary.

Here is some of Karen's absolutely stunning layouts.... 

Go and check out these amazing ladies blogs and please join us in welcoming them to Scrapping Outback
We cant wait to see what you create for us over the next 6 months, and we know that you will inspire everyone with your amazing CREATIVITY!!!

Lazy Summer Days

Here is a page I have done for Show Us Your Stuff.  It is a Colour Challenge.  I think I have done the opposite of what the image shows!!!  I have included Scrappers Garden Flowers, Charm's Creations Clouds and Funky Flairs N Flowers Flairs.  The chipboard came from Scrapping Outback.  Thank you for a great Challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 13 July 2014


Hi.  This is a page I have done for Scrapbooking Top 50 for their July Sketch.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 7 July 2014

YR 10 Formal Hair

Hi - This is a page I have done for Challenge 1: Scraplift by Tarrah at D'Lish's 5th Birthday Bonanza Celebrations.  I loved doing this page and such a memorable photo for a special day.  Thanks Tarrah.

The products I have used from D'Lish are the Wood Veneer Stars and the Wood Veneer Owls.  Thanks for looking.  Karen xx

Friday, 4 July 2014


This is a page I have created for Scrapping Outback.  It is to create a layout inspired by the photo.  It can be the colours or the theme. I have gone for the colours and the happiness of the photo to the happiness on my photo.  This is my daughter and her Uni friends at a party.

Here is my layout.

Thanks for looking.


Woo Hoo - I'm a winner over at Anna's Craft Cupboard for the June Gallery Competition.

"The winner of the June Sketch competition is Karen McLaughlin, with her beautiful layout "Believe". Congratulations Karen, I will be in contact with you regarding your voucher."

Thank you Anna's Craft Cupboard.  I shall look forward to spending my voucher. 


JULY CHALLENGE - Black with 2This months challenge is nice and bright.  

This is the mood board and sketch.  

This month is ORANGE AND GREY 

This is my page.

Hope you can join us.  



Three or more or 3OM is a brand new monthly based challenge.  Each month you need to create a layout using 3 or more photos plus one specified criteria that will change each month.

For this month you need to use 3 photos or more on your layout and also use FRAMES

This is my page.

Thanks for looking and we hope you will join us in this great Challenge site.


Friday, July 4, 2014


 I thought I would do a boy page as I hadn't done one for a while.  I have used all Scrappers Garden flowers on it.  Hope you like it.

Here are a couple of close-ups of these lovely flowers.  These are Duos (Skys are Grey) and Perfection Duos (Black is Back) and a Red Carnation Flower.

These flowers are called Perfection Duos (Speckled Egg) and Cabbage Flowers.

Thanks for looking.

Always be You

This is a page I have done for the Scrapbook Store July Sketch Competition.

Thanks for looking.