Today I get to introduce myself to you all.
I have been working in the Scrapbooking Industry for over 13 years. I started by teaching classes at a couple of my local scrapbooking stores. My second daughter had just finished high school and was looking for a job. She has Downs Syndrome and finding work was proving to be a bit harder than I had thought.I decided to open my own scrapbooking store Seriously Scrapbooking, and employ her. We have worked together for over 10 years. I retired from my store last year and we have gone online, Anna and I now both work from home and I still teach. Imaginarium Designs was started by my son and myself in 2010, Josh did a lot of the earlier designs for our company before he left school and started working full time. So as you can see it's all about the family for me.
When I am asked to teach, I often have to supply a bit of a bio about myself, so here it is.
Scrapbooking has taken Jane all over Australia, New Zealand and the USA. She was the owner of Seriously Scrapbooking and is the owner of Imaginarium Designs (chipboard). Her work has been published in Australian and USA magazine. Jane has been on international designs teams. She has been Ambassador for Graphic 45 for 2 years 2013-14 and design team member for three years previous. For Jane the highlight of every event she teaches at, is meeting people and sharing her work with them, hearing their stories and seeing their photos. It is important to Jane that her students finish their projects so she always tries to includes well written instructions for every workshop she teaches (just in case). She sends her work as kits all over the world and sells 100’s of kits every year. Jane loves all forms of scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, off the page projects and handmade books. Her work is classic and timeless; she has a real flair for colour and design which shows in all she does. Jane lives in Adelaide and has 5 grown up children and three grandchildren who all feature in her projects.
This was a project I did for Graphic 45, It is one of Imaginarium Designs shadow boxes and I used it to created a Christmas scene.
I love making miniature projects and this one is a sample of my "Patchwork Pieces" as I like to call them. I did this one in a shabby style. Each little squares is a mini work of art. There are heaps of our lovely tiny chipboard shapes on this project. The finished frame is about 50cm x 50cm. There are over 40 photos in the frame. I have made over 6 different Patchwork Pieces, which means I have created over 500 different squares. I even made one for Diane Shultz owner of Graphic 45 for her birthday.
Although I was with Graphic 45 for over 5 years, and still love their products, I do use other paper companies from time to time. The layout above was made using BoBunny and 45 and Market.
This is a monochromatic layout I did for my daughter Kate and son-law Johnny.
This the cover for a book I designed using Graphic 45's Lady's Diary. As the title says it features all the women in our family and comes with it's own box to store it in.
This book was one I did for Graphic 45, they featured it on their blog as a tutorial, each month they shared one of the pages with step by step instructions.
I designed this diorama for a glass dome I had found. It features all my children. Josh designed the trees that wrap around the diorama. I really love this type of scrapbooking. Imaginarium designs will be releasing a smaller size diorama for anyone who would like to make one of their own.
This is a close up of Josh's "Room". There are 8 sections to my diorama, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. This gives me a room for everyone in my family. I love all the detail you can add to a project like this. The glass dome keeps it dust and "fingers" free. I will make another one and share it here on the blog sometime this year.
Well that's all our introductions done for our 2018 design team. I have had a lot of fun writing the introductions for the ladies and looking back over their blogs.
Every Design Team Member here at Imaginarium Designs is super talented and has their own distinctive style. You are going to love seeing what they create for us this year.
Tomorrow I will be sharing a way for you to be on our blog. I am very excited to see what you all think of my idea. Make sure you visit our blog tomorrow for more information.
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