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Post by Fiona on Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:49 pm

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have recently taken up scrapbooking. I've done 4 hours of a beginner's course so far and have another 2 hours next week so I'm pretty fresh at all of this.

I have to say it's pretty daunting when you go into a scrapbooking store and see so much stuff Shocked , I came out not knowing where to start and what you need to start with but I think I'm slowly learning. I've been a little bit "crafty" in the past having done teddy making, paper tole, crosstitch and wool felting but obviously scrapbooking is so much more creative as you have to think about what you're going to do and what would look best.

I hope by joining here that I'll be able to get ideas and some advice and help if need be. I've been looking at the gallery and the pics are amazing, you're all very talented.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all too.

Bye for now...

Fiona :butterfly:


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Post by princessbeccie on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:24 pm

cant wait to see some of your work and have some great convos in the future!!!


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Post by downunderdame on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:34 pm

Welcome Fiona Very Happy


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Post by Charmane on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:36 pm

Welcome Fiona!!! Looking forward to getting to know you and hopefully we can inspire you here!

What I did when I first began was checked out scrapbooking mags & joined online classes - there are a lot of free ones you can check out Smile

Give us a yell if you need any help Smile

Love Charmane

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Post by redant on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Welcome Fiona - you couldn't of picked a more friendly and helpful group for someone just starting out (like I always say - self praise is the best

Hope you find lots of inspiration here and jump in and give some of the challenges a go. Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Very Happy

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Post by fullofscrap on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:14 pm

Hi Fiona. Welcome to Top 50. I hope you find lots of inspiration here and join in the chat. Don't be shy to ask questions when you want to know something. You'll fine the ladies here very helpful. Very Happy


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Post by vickstar on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi Fiona, welcome to Top50!! So glad you have found us!! If you have any questions at any stage, please shout out if you need any assistance at any stage, there is always somebody about who can help!! Smile

A great place to start when scrapping is with a sketch, that you can then match your photo and papers to. We usually have a sketch challenge each month (or a scraplift where you can use somebody elses layout like a sketch), otherwise a good site to find sketches is

Hope that has helped a little, and i can't wait to see some of your work in our gallery!! Smile

Cheers, Vicki

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Post by Tygrays on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:20 pm

Hello and Welcome Fiona!!!! There's a few of us newbies here Smile Scrapping is uber addictive!!! you've come at the right time of the month if you want to jump on in with some exciting challenges or things to get the mojo flowing - our cyber crop starts this coming Monday - it's lots of fun!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing some of your work and getting to know you a lot better Smile


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Post by retta on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:52 pm

welcome fiona. we are willing to help.


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Post by Becci on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:55 pm

Welcome Fiona!!!!!! SBT50 is an awesome forum. I have tried many and just love it here. I've been scrapping for about 2 years now so still fairly new at it all. But I must say the best thing I have found is taking part in the challenges. You get to try all sorts of things, things you wouldn't have even dreamed of. I just love them.
Blog hopping is another way to be inspired. Lots of us have them. There is a blog ist thread here somewhere and many of us have the links in our sigs.
Our CyberCrop starts this monday and goes for two weeks so you have plenty of time to get the challenges done. Don't forget to register for Bingo either!
Charm metioned online classes, well Charm will be conducting one monday week as part of the CyberCrop if you're interested.
Can't wait to see your work and watch you grow as a scrapper!


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Post by Soupie on Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:34 pm

Hi Fiona! Welcome to Top 50! (Be warned, it is a seriously addictive realm you are now entering...LOL) I am so glad you found us here though, it is always exciting for us to have "newbies" aboard. As Becci said, we love to see people's work develop as their skills and confidence grow. I know you will find plenty of inspiration and encouragement from everyone here, we are a pretty friendly bunch. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have or ask for help when you need it. Everyone here knows what its like to be new, so will be more than happy to help you out. You are sure to come across LOTS of things that you aren't sure of, or don't know what they mean at first, so just ask!
Once again, welcome, I look forward to getting to know you! Very Happy

Cheers, Sue

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Re: Hi Everyone

Post by Fiona on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Wow thanks so much ladies, what a wonderful welcome.

Will definitely be reading up on the threads here and I had no idea there were online scrapping classes, will take a look at those too.

Thanks again Thank You


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Post by PaulaP on Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:12 pm

Hello Fiona &'ll certainly learn heaps from these talented girls. Enjoy your scrapping's very addictive. Looking forward to seeing your creations.


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