Thursday, 22 September 2011

Scrap 365 .... the cat's out of the bag at last!

Hi all

Welcome to my little slice of the Scrap 365 blog hop, I hope you're having fun :) If you are here under your own steam why not start at the beginning on the Scrap 365 blog? I don't want you to miss out on any of it!

So finally the cat is out of the bag and we can shout about Scrap 365, the brand new UK scrap magazine coming very soon. I have been lucky enough to have worked with Katy Fox (the editor of Craft Stamper and this new title) as a freelance consultant on Scrap 365 and all I can say is this is going to be a great magazine with a super talented design team bringing articles covering all aspects of scrapping today.

For those that don't know me let me introduce myself. My name is Michelle Jackson-Mogford aka MJM. I’m a onetime theatre designer/stage manager who decided to give it all up to get back to my arty roots and I’m loving it! I’m married to a comedian (that’s a whole other story!) and I live in the beautiful British country side with him and our 2 little dogs Stanley Dervish and Oliver Pickles

I discovered scrapbooking at the beginning of 2007, I love creating art with meaning as well as being really into collage so scrapping is perfect for me. I also enjoy using my model making skills to create 3D scrap art and interactive pages.

I was proud to be a Best of British Scrapbooking winner 2008. I am a regular contributor to the Craft Stamper magazine and have been featured in other craft magazines in the UK. I design for Banana Frog stamps here in the UK as well as Purple Cows Inc and Glitz Designs in the States. I also work with Serif (Digital Craft Artist) and I have been demo-ing their product on Create and Craft/ Ideal world TV as well as Purple Cows tools for the last year and a half and love being part of an amazing TV family!

The rest of 2011 going into 2012 is shaping up to be very exciting with many big crafty projects on the go and a 6 week Amazon cruise on which I will be teaching craft classes ... lucky, lucky me :)

As part of the hop we've been asked to share one of our favourite projects of 2011 with you and I think mine has to be a class I designed for the Scrap-A-Mia retreat back in the Spring ...


A scrapped birdcage....


...A unique piece of home decor...


...That looks good all ways round...


...Containing pictures of our Granddaughter...


...and our Grandson (I know what you're all saying, I don't look old enough LOL, it's my step son's children ;))


I also converted it to a double layout



For anyone a little nervous to tackle the construction



and I have to say I like the layout just as much :)

I best stop waffling now and let you carry on with the hop. Before you go don't forget to leave a comment. REMEMBER! leave a comment on EVERY DT blog and on the Scrap 365 blog for a chance to win a years subscription to Craft Stamper (our big sister magazine) PLUS over £20 worth of stamps .... now that's worth leaving a few words for isn't it :) Oh and if you're lucky enough to be at Ally Pally for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this weekend don't forget to pop along to the Traplet stand for a sneak peek of the new mag and a fabulous subscription offer! (Can't make Ally Pally but still want the fab subs deal? If you live in the UK you can still get it by calling 01684 588599that'll get you the first 3 issues for just £1 whoop whoop! And click the button on the post earlier today on the Scrap 365 blog to be entered into the prize draw so you don't miss out on a thing!)

So you're next stop is with the oh so talented Wendy McKee Enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Scrap365 Design team..... It’s going to be a grand adventure!

*see you* soon, until then HAPPY CRAFTING!
Love
M x

52 comments:

  1. WOW your work is stunning. Congratulations on the magazine. Boo x :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! That just took my breath away! WOW!! Congrats on the magazine DT.

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  3. Hi,

    just popped in to say hello and that I cant wait to see the new magazine.

    Maureen Richardson

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  4. Congratulations Michelle. I just know it's going to be fab.

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  5. Congrats on the DT...your work is breathtaking!

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  6. I love that birdcage, well done on the DT.

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  7. Great news, can't wait to see the magazine! And gratulations to you! :D

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  8. Hi Michelle. Congratulations on the new magazine. It's going to be fantastic, I know it. I'll be ordering my subscription right away :)

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  9. Brilliant ranges of scrapbook talent on this team. I do hope it's a BIG success!

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  10. Hi Michelle. We got there! At last the big day has arrived, eh? Working for the magazine has become an even bigger treat since I discovered you were there too :)

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  11. WOW-amazing!!!!! Can't wait to see more of your work

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  12. such talent on the magazine's design team cannot wait to see it in the flesh!

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  13. Hello MJM! Great to see your gorgeous work and can't wait to see more in the new Scrap 365. I like your step-by-step photos cause I love to know how creative people layer up their work. Fabulous stuff!!

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  14. whoop whoop! Looking forward to seeing this mag! Congrats Missus xxx

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  15. Congrats Michelle, lovely work, looking forward to seeing it published in a lovely new UK scrap mag :)

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  16. So so happy about the new mag. Glad you are on the team - love your work!!

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  17. Congrats on the DT! Looking forward to seeing the new magazine, so pleased for you x

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  18. Hi Michelle... thanks for the FB 'heads-up' about this blog hop. Wow what an exciting venture. I can't wait for the mag to hit the shops.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  19. Ooh, looks great, I love making 'off the page' projects as well as scrapbook pages, so I hope they'll be some like this in the magazine. Can't wait to see it. x

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  20. So pleased you made the team - I love your style!

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  21. Pleasd to meet you. look forward to the new mag

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  22. Congratulations M! I WILL finish that birdcage one day! Can't wait to see the new mag, everyone on the team looks fab!

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  23. Hi congratulations on the magazine, I cant wait to get a copy. I so wanted to go to Scrap-a-mia this yr but unfortunantly was unable to attend :( your class for it looks awesome. :)

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  24. So pleased for ya, I've already subscribed to the mag ! LOL Can't wait to see your creations in it ! xoxoxo Fab

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  25. Congratulations! Look forward to seeing more in the magazine.

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  26. A new magazine and you are on! Congratulations on being a DT member! Have much fun.
    greetings, Judith

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  27. I'm positively gobsmacked by the birdcage! Wow... loving your style, can't wait to see more!

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  28. Oh my!!! This is gorgeous!!!! Huge congratulations!!!!

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  29. Congrats fabulous news and very well deserved!!

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  30. Wow, love your work!
    Congrats on the DT spot

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  31. I'm very crious for this new magazine, congrats to you and i love your birdcage!!

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  32. Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing the new journal. And it is sooo interesting so see all the different blogs and styles.

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  33. Cogratulations Love your work, looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the magazine. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Congrats! You are so talented!!

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  35. Your work is amazing - congratulations!!!

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  36. Well done missus! Looking forward to seeing the fab work. P.S I love the LOs of the birdcage. I may have to go back and do them now. Take Care.

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  37. Congratz! Beautiful layouts and birdcage, love the bright happy colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Your designs are beautiful -that birdcage is so unique! Congratulations, and looking forward to the new magazine!

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  39. Your layouts are amazing. Congrats on the design team. Do you make videos of your layouts in progress and how you make them. I would love to watch how you work. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Congratulations!! your work is great

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  41. Many congratulations on this new venture. I so look forward to a new scrapping mag in the UK - it's been a long wait!

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  42. congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing the new mag.
    Tracy x

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  43. Looking forward to the new magazine, love the bird cage.

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  44. Marked the date on my calendar already

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  45. Congratulations your work is great.

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  46. You do beautiful work .. Congratulations on you New adventure with Scrap 365!

    Blessings
    Joyce

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