Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Been Caught Stealing: February 2012 Guest Designer

We want to welcome or second Guest Designer of 2013, Mandy!!!  Her blog is FILLED with some beautiful altered art layouts!

"Hi, my name is Mandy (mandysea) and I live in Tasmania in a cottage by the sea and pretty much the sea is our way of life here. I’m inspired by my daughters and the love nature, birds and animals and use green and blue a lot in my scrapping so this February kit is perfect!

My scrapping style is probably Shabby Chic with an arty side using  paints, gesso, mists, stitching and  lacy bits along with layering and texture techniques. I love to feel these things in my hands and most of all – I love to see the shadow they can cast.
If I had some things that are undeniably me – it would be that I love to match some part of my photo to my background paper…. and sometimes extend the photo into the scrapping area, rarely use pattern paper (mostly because I don’t know what to do with it- yes I need help??), and usually draw a border around my papers edge or fold it to suggest a frame. These are not always, but mostly, and while scrapping, fall unconsciously into these habits ..… they just kind of evolve as I go along- you know what I mean? (big smile)

It’s not very often I start with a photo – that usually comes last.  I know, I know – is that weird??  But the motivation from either the criteria, technique or the products pretty much takes over and with all the gazillion photos (rolling eyes here) I have stored away– something is bound to be just right LOL!

My blogs are http://www.teacupofscrapisms.blogspot.com and www.letsgetshabby.blogspot.com
WELCOME, Mandy!!!!


  1. Yeah Mandy. Looking forward to seeing your creations for this kit.

  2. Congrats, Mandy!!!! Soooo excited to see your kit and what you create with it!

  3. Yipee! Welcome welcome welcome! It's going to be a good month :-)

  4. Welcome Mandy! So good to have you featured in February. Have fun!

  5. Ooh. Looking forward to seeing your GDT kit and creations - especially after that sneaky hint about greens, blues and nature themes. Waiting impatiently! :)

  6. have been a Mandy fan for quite awhile!