About Me

A Little About Me....

 I am Trudi Harrison from Victoria, Australia.

In a past life ‘BC’ (before children), I had a career in retail optics - I am a qualified Optical Mechanic and Dispenser by trade and have since returned to this field of work now that both my girls are school age.
I don’t really have a nick name, though my friends will often refer to me as ‘T’.
I am a country girl at heart who very much likes her modern conveniences.
I prefer coffee in a large mug compared to tea in a china cup
My favorite type of food is the one prepared by someone else – it always tastes better, well I think anyway
I would much prefer to laugh, smile and be happy. 

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.

 I adore all things beautiful and creative and over the time there have been many hobbies which I have enjoyed. Without a doubt, though, Paper Crafting has become the one which I am truly passionate about.  It has steadily burned brightly for nearly 10 years now.

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.  From a young age she taught me how to sew, make clothes, knit and crochet – though crochet squares are pretty much all I can manage in this department.  

 Paper crafting has ‘officially’ been part of my world since the birth of my first daughter in 2004. 

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 and many of my creations will feature them, who are aged 7 and 10.

My preferred scrapping genre is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page, but will find much joy altering items and creating cards.

 I am not 'locked' into a specific scrapping style.   I would describe it as perhaps quite structured with lots of layering, paper cutting, detail, dimension, and sometimes it can be quite 'feminine'.  
I confess to loving color.  As the saying goes, it does indeed 'color my world'; however, I will also find enjoyment in the softer tones.   

I absolutely adore chipboard, floral patterns and blooms.  I love to combine these with my other love of patterned paper. Many of my creations will feature these.  This is perhaps when I am at my happiest, combining these ‘loves’ along with lots of paper cutting, layers and dimension. 

I am proud to be a contributing design team member for the challenge site Kraft Plus.

Previously I have designed for manufacturers Prima Marketing, Kaisercraft, Twiddleybitz Chipboard and as an Educator for Manor House Creations.  I have also contributed to Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine and Scrapbook Creations.   

I am humbled to have been published numerous times in Scrapbooking Memories (including a cover SM Vol 12 NO11) and Scrapbook Creations. I have also participated in product challenges for both magazines.

I have had some experience with both online and class teaching, and am familiar with regular posting of projects on a blog - both for my present Design Team commitments and also for my own personal blog.

More of my creations can be seen here on my personal blog

Or various galleries




Designing For:

Kraft Plus (challenge site)

Previous Design Teams and Guest Designer Spots

Sassy Scrappers - Guest Designer Spots 2014 & 2015
Twiddleybitz 2010-2014
Manor House Creations 2012-2014
Scrapbook Creations Colour Team 2012-2014
Kaisercraft Contributing Design Team - June 2012 - Dec 2013
Sassy Scrappers - GDT November 2012
The Scrapcake -  January 2012 - October 2012
Prima Marketing - June 2011 - June 2012
My Creative Scrapbook - GDT April, May 2012
Once Upon A... Sketch -  June 2011 - June 2012
Anna's Craft Cupboard - July 2011 -  Jan 2012
Show Us Your Stuff - GDT Dec 2011 
Kaisercraft  Contributing Design Team - June 2010 - June2011
Scrapping Outback Design Team - July 2009 - July 2011
Handmade by Suzanne - GDT May 2011
Get Picky - GDT April 2011
The Color Room RDA - Palettes 11 -14