I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.

I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 23 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap. 

We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 17 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 14 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them. From as far back as I can remember I was always doing some form of craft. I have sewed, crocheted, knitted, painted and scrapbooked throughout my teenage years without even knowing it….lol. However paper crafting is my absolute favourite. 

My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.

I do love to embellish my pages with chipboard, flowers and bling but sometimes I just love to let the gorgeous patterned papers available take centre stage in my creations. I am at my happiest with my scissors and beautiful patterned papers that beg to be fussy cut to create layers and dimension for my creations.

I am proud to say I have had full time design team positions for manufactures Graphic 45, Prima Marketing Inc, Blue Fern Studios, Dusty Attic, Kaisercraft and Manorhouse Creations. I have also had Guest design team positions for manufactures Prima Marketing and Twiddleybitz.

Design Team Positions -  Blue Fern Studios - January 2018 - July 2018
                                            Graphic 45 - 2016 - 2017
                                            Graphic 45 - 2015 - 2016
                                            Prima Marketing Inc - 2016 - 2017
                                            Prima Marketing Inc - 2015 - 2016
                                            The Scrapbook Store - 2014 - 2015
                                            Kaisercraft - 2013 - April 2014
                                            Kaisercraft - 2012 - 2013
                                            ManorHouse Creations - 2012 - 2013 
                                            ManorHouse Creations - 2011 - 2012
                                            Prima Marketing - Guest Designer - September 2013
                                            Twiddleybitz - Guest Designer - June - August 2012

I am lucky enough to have been published in Scrapbook Memories and Scrapbook Creations magazines numerous times.

I have had some experience with both online and formal class teaching and I am also familiar with regular posting of projects to blogs and galleries as required.

More of my creations can be seen on my personal blog and my gallery.

Current Design Team Positions

Graphic 45

The Dusty Attic

Colour Blast

Previous Design Team Positions

Blue Fern Studios
January 2018 - July 2018

Graphic 45
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017

Prima Marketing Inc
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017

The Scrapbook Store
2014 - 2015

2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

Manorhouse Creations
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

Scrapping Outback
2010 - 2011
Guest Design Team Positions.

Prima Marketing
September 2013

Sassy Scrappers
October 2012 & March 2013

June, July & August 2012

The Color Room
April 2012


Featured Designer And Published

Marion Smith Designs
Featured Artist October 2014

Scrap Around The World
August 2014  Top 4 Featured Artist

Scrap Around The World
Facebook Featured Artist

June, August & October 2013

My Prima Place
Volume 9

I have been FEATURED HERE on the Websters Pages Blog.
I have been FEATURED HERE Colour Palletes - 12, 53 & 55.
I have been FEATURED HERE Colour Palettes - 185 & 186.

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