Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meet Natalie, Trudi and Lou!


My name is Natalie and I am addicted to scrapbooking. I started playing with pretty paper about 3 years ago because it seemed like the 'thing to do' once you have a baby, but it's evolved into much more than that for me now. First and foremost I scrap to preserve the memories. The big events I'm sure I'll remember, but I like to scrap those everyday moments, the funny things my kids say and do, and my hopes and dreams for the future. I wholeheartedly agree with the philosophy of including journaling on my pages and you'll find my messy scrawl across most of my layouts.

Secondly I love to scrap for the creative outlet it allows me. I'm lucky enough and honoured to be on the design team for Handmade by Suzanne (an Australian online store) and From Screen 2 Scrap (a challenge blog) and have Guested for many more, including most recently the Pencil Lines sketch blog. 

In my 'other life' I am married to the most supportive husband, and have two gorgeous girls aged 4 and 1 who comprise the vast majority of my scrapping subjects. I grew up on a farm but moved to the 'big-smoke' to pursue my career goals. I currently live in Melbourne, Victoria and work full-time as a doctor, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I love my job but it doesn't allow me nearly as much time as I would like to devote to my obsessive 'hobby'!!!

You can check out more of my life and times preserved in scrapbook form on my blog Scrap Doctor.

Hi, I am Trudi Harrison

I am so excited to part of the Once Upon A Sketch Design Team. I live in regional Victoria with my 2 girls aged 3 and 6 and my ever patient and totally supportive, ‘scrap widow’ husband. Presently I am a SAHM. I adore all things beautiful and creative and over the time there have been many hobbies which I have enjoyed. Without a doubt though, Paper Crafting has become the one which I am truly passionate about. My passion has burned brightly for the last six years and I love absolutely everything about this wonderful craft.

My preferred scrapping genre is 12 x 12 layouts, but I also enjoy creating off the page and cards. I have a particular fondness for patterned paper and chipboard/ wood products and love combining them together.

I currently design for the Australian manufacturer Kaisercraft and the online stores Scrapping Outback and Debs Creations. I have also been published with the Australian magazines Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations.

When I am not 'domesticated engineering' and creating, my world is busy with my young children, husband, family and friends.

Hi I'm Lou....:)

I am passionate and enthusiastic about all things Scrapbooking. I am inspired by new products and new techniques.I like to dabble in a tiny bit in Mixed Media and Altered Art...however I am just learning to "spread my wings" so to speak.... in that area...
I love to incorporate texture and dimension in my layouts and OTP projects. My current style could best be described as Vintage / Shabby and hopefully a little bit elegant with my traditional style LO's. However, I admire many different styles of scrapbooking... from Grungy to Elegant from Highly Embellished to White Space and I could go on and on.... I truly believe we all have our own Style and need to be true to ourselves whilst at the same time embracing and admiring styles that are not like our own....

Currently I am on the Design Team for Pages in Time an international forum site.
I have had my work featured on The Color Room recently, and have won international scrap challenges including Lets Get Shabby...
My main reason for scrapping Vintage Photos is that unfortunately I don't have any children... (I am Mum to 3 gorgeous Beagles...:) Cosmo, Merlot, and Shelby ) and honestly there are only so many travel shots that one can scrap...:) And I have found that vintage photos suit my style.... and the supply is endless and I find them so inspiring!
My other passion in life is Nursing... I work as an Emergency Nurse in a rural hospital in North Queensland, and I love it!
My Blog - "Pretty Posies and Paper Trails" can be seen here:


  1. so exciting! Two more awesome gals to add to this amazing group of designers! Congratulations to everyone here! Can't wait to see the sketches and your artistry!!! WooHoo! :D

  2. Olá!
    Quero cumprimentar e dar boas-vindas a Gerry,Irma,Rossella,Natalie,Harrison e Lou, que já se apresentaram e contaram um pouquinho de sí para nós!
    Um grande abraço a todas.
    Estou ansiosa esperando pelo 1º desafio e pelos maravilhosos trabalhos de vocês todas!

  3. Hay Nadia,this all sounds like fun!!
    Beautiful sketch blog!!And a beautiful DT Team!!
    Will put your badge on my blog!!
    Have a nice day!