A short paragraph about you:
I am Trudi Harrison from Victoria, Australia. Paper crafting has ‘officially’ been part of my world since the birth of my first daughter in 2004.
I am perhaps not ‘locked’ into a specific scrapping style. More often than not most of my inspiration will come from the product or the photos I am working with and of course, the little things that my children say and do. I am a mother to two gorgeous girls (yes, perhaps biased) and many of my creations will feature them, who are aged 5 and 7. My creations are quite structured. Layering, paper cutting, detail and dimension will often feature. Sometimes they can be quite ‘feminine’ as I also love blooms and floral patterns. My preferred scrapping genre is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page, but will find much joy altering items and creating cards.
In a past life ‘BC’ (before children), I had a career in retail optics – I am a qualified Optical Mechanic and Dispenser by trade.
I don’t really have a nick name, though my friends will often refer to me as ‘T’. When I am not crafting, my world is kept busy with my 2 young girls and the extra curricular activities that comes with raising kids LOL. I would not have it any other way.
How long have you been scrapbooking for and why did you start?
I think I have done some form of ‘Crafting’ my whole life. My late Nan was a dress maker and as I was the only grand daughter, spent a considerable amount of time passing along her love of haberdashery and craft. Paper Crafting has officially been part of my world since the birth of my first daughter in 2004. My passion has burned well and truly brightly since then. I was first introduced by a friend who thought that I might ‘like it’. I started creating pages for my baby girl’s first album and it has gone on from there.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere!! More often than not most of my inspiration will come from the product or the photos I am working with and of course, the little things that my children say and do.
Favourite subject to scrap:
My girls – ‘Miss E’ and ‘Missy N’
One word to describe yourself?
How would you describe your scrapping style?
Most of my creations are structured with lots of layers, dimension and detail. Sometimes feminine and romantic with a touch of whimisical.
Favourite Kaisercraft Product?
Black and White Sentiment Rub Ons – I use these all the time
Favourite Kaisercraft Paper range to date?
Sweet Nothings, but have just recently spied The Lake House and am totally **smitten**
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde
The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward
Anything that has been cooked by someone else
Any tips for a New Scrapper…
Don’t throw away your scraps of patterned papers. These can be used to make embellishments for your pages – make flowers by punching out shapes and create border strips to layer underneath your photos.