Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I hope that you welcome the new Kraft It Up Creative Team Members for the next 6 months, we had such a fantastic reply to our CT and I want to again thank all the lovely ladies who made such an effort in applying for the CT at KIU.

I am looking forward to what the next 6 months will bring with these amazing ladies, please leave them some love...

Mel x


Hi, I'm Jodie!
I live in Warneet, a tiny coastal village on the Western Port Bay in south east Victoria with my hubby and 2 girls, Cassie and Chelsie.
4 years ago, we moved into a 'renovator's delight' and I have to say, renovating and living in the house with 2 kids in tow is by no means a delight! It's been a slow and sometimes frustrating process but for the most part, we're enjoying the experience and getting use to living in a house that doesn't have electricity in the main bathroom (for now)
I started scrapping about 6 years ago. It's the perfect hobby for me. I have a Graphic and Web Design background, majored in photography when I was studying and took oil painting and life drawing classes when I was growing up so I love being creative.
I've been published in the Australian Scrapbooking magazines and been on a manufacturer's design team and a few creative teams. I'm also a former Scrapbooking store and website owner. Although I don't scrap as much as did when I had the store, I enjoy it a lot more and have become more experimental.
I'm really excited to be part of the Kraft It Up team for the next 6 months and I hope I inspire everyone with the challenges :)

Blog: http://jodee76.blogspot.com/


Hi my name is Lindy Gillespie & I live in sunny Brisbane . I am married with 2 grown up children Craig and Kate and a very old Poodle named Charlie and an obnoxious cat called Java -and like any animals are very much part of the family.

I have been scrapping for about 7 years & first stumbled across a bricks and mortar store which caught my eye so i had to investigate to my surprise was immediately addicted ....

I'm not sure that I have a particular scrapping style....it is forever changing. Atm i'm a bit addicted to paint and misting and most of my work have at least a couple of flowers and a number of embellisments on them. There are many that inspire me love seaching through the home magazines and the colour catalogues.

Lindy's Blog: http://wwwjustanotherday.blogspot.com/


My name is Tarrah McLean and I live on the NSW Central Coast with my somewhat supportive hubby Simon LOL!!! and our two gorgeous sons, Luke, 5 years and Oliver, 5 months.

I have been scrapbooking for 5 years now and like everyone else, LOVE IT!!!
I really enjoy joining in the many challenge blogs around as I feel it helps to make me a better scrapbooker, I learn so much from fellow scrappers and get so many awesome ideas!!!

I have been lucky enough to have been published many times in Australia's Scrapbooking Memories magazine, with my most exciting news being that I received an Honourable Mention for my double layout for my Masters entry last year.

Also for the first time this year I decided to enter a double layout into the Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts and was so excited to receive 3rd prize!!!

I would have to say that my scrapping style is pretty versatile and changes a lot!! I really enjoy the shabby/chic type style as well as the more funky/grungy boyish type styles as well. I love to try new things and always get so much inspiration from challenge blogs, magazines and of course from my family too.

You can check out my blog here: http://livetoscrapscraptolive.blogspot.com


Hi My Name Is Rachael Funnell!! I’m a happy SAHMother of 2 Awesome Kids, Ethan (8 1/2years) & Chloee (6 1/2 years) & Very Happily Married to Jason... Together!
Jason & I run a Small Business.....

I’ve been Scrapbooking for about 4 years.... When discovering Late last Year that, The Internet world was Full of Sites, Blogs, Challenges & the most Gorgeous Talented LADIES & now my Blogger Buddies!!!!
Who are a
ddicted too Scrapbooking just like ME!!!! I’ve been in heaven Ever Since..... LOL!

I’m SUPER Excited to be Part of KIU team & working along side with the other AMAZING Talented Ladies!!
Lets Kraft It Up!

Rachael's Blog:

”I live in sunny Darwin, with my incredible husband and 3 rapidly growing, energetic boys!

I was introduced to scrapping 9 years ago, then had many sleepless nights trying to contain all the endless possibilities racing through my head! That was just the beginning. It has only been in the last couple of years that I’ve discovered the online world and that has opened yet again, a whole new world of possibilities, which I feel like I can’t get enough of! I’ve made so many cyber friends, I love it! I’m really enjoying being exposed to (and closely involved with) so much Aussie talent even tho I’m tucked up in this little corner of the Top End.

I am a Teachers Aide and work with kids with special needs, which I’m studying for this year, so feel a bit ‘time poor’, but still manage to sneak some creativity in here and there....we all need some ‘therapy’ now hey!

The ‘challenge’ world is so inspiring and I love being made to get out of my comfort zone on most occasions! I certainly did not ever dream, even a year ago, that I would be doing any of this! I love that the online world has helped me grow and develop in this amazing craft. That is one goal certainly achieved, as well as being published in a magazine for the first time just recently.

As for my future goals, I would like to continue to be published, but I think more importantly, for my family to continue to love the memories that are being recorded page by page and for me to continue to grow and develop in this amazing, enriching art we all share!

You can visit me at http://nixnac.blogspot.com.”


I have two kids and a funny (as in ha-ha), darling husband. Our life is like a three-ring circus, with all three rings going at once. Apart from looking after my children, I also find time for part-time English tutoring, and my passions, photography and scrapbooking (sadly there's no time for housework). My style is to use lots of bright colours with a retro twist. I love to play and jazz up my photos a bit in Photoshop, and use my printer like a typewriter for lots of my journalling. When I’m in my scrap space, I love getting my hands inky, prefer making my own page titles, losing myself in my inks, stamps, stitching, paint and embossing techniques. I am not shy about upcycling found objects or even my kids’ craft stash. For me, the most important part of the page is recording a story or a moment in time.

Deb's Blog:

We also welcome back the following lovely ladies to the Kraft It Up Team...



  1. awesome team! congrats girls!

  2. Woot woot. What a team. Congrats girls and I can't wait to work with you for the next 6 months.

  3. congrats girls, look forward to being inspired by you all.

  4. WOO HOO congrats girls and making the team!!! Quite a few names I know here, can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations :)))

  5. Congrats ladies cant wait to see what you create

  6. Wow I am so honoured to be a part of the KIU team, thank you so much Mel. Such amazing talent in both the CT and the entrants alike. Congrats to the other girls chosen and YAY to the ones staying on, can't wait to 'work' alongside you girls! xx

  7. I'm very very excited to be on the Creative Time at Kraft It Up. Loving the July challenge layouts by the other CT members and can't wait to see all the other entries xox