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16 March, 2017

Special Guest Spotlight on

It's time to showcase another fabulous designer here
at More Than Words with a brand new Special Guest Spotlight!

Tina Ollett has no doubt already wowed you with her gorgeous elegant style!
She is a scrapbooking pro at romantic shabby chic designs and
she has the midas touch when creating fabulous flower clusters
and beautiful soft and whimsical compositions.
We thought that she would be a perfect match with our March challenge!

Learn a bit more about Tina as she introduces herself:

Hello!  My  name is Tina Ollett, but my friends and family call me Teen! 
I live in beautiful sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband,
our 3 children as well as 2 furry and 6 feathered friends. My family 
is my ultimate inspiration for everything creative that I do. 

I am for the most part a scrapbooker, but on occasion 
I have been known to do smaller off the page projects. 
I love to use patterned papers, lots of layers, dimension, chipboards 
and of course flowers... lots of flowers with small amounts of media 
in a vintage/shabby chic style. My aim when scrapping is to keep 
the focus on the photos and to celebrate the memories that they represent.

I am currently part of some wonderful design teams, and in my other 
spare time, I share my love of scrapbooking through teaching
at workshops and classes around my hometown.  
To see more of my work, you can visit me here:


Here is a reminder of our March BEAUTIFUL & BUTTERFLY challenge
which inspired Tina to create the exquisite layout that follows:

Here is how Tina describes in her own words how she was inspired by our word
and how she incorporated our creative challenge to her project:

The word BEAUTIFUL in my mind is a word that gives me great pleasure
to see or think about.  When I am scrapbooking, I love to create something
to represent memories of photos in a beautiful way. And for the most part
I find that using gorgeous blooms, clusters of embellishments and 
stunning patterned papers allows for this to happen! But, I also find that
to complete this, the photo must be special to me, able to evoke a wonderful
memory that I wish to recreate in a layout.

For this layout, I have used the word BEAUTIFUL in a quote which
is an old favorite. It adds to the memory of the photo of my daughter
who was catching butterflies in our backyards one day many years ago.

The creative challenge of adding a BUTTERFLY (or more!) was easy for me 
as butterflies are pretty my go to embellishment for many of 
my shabby chic layouts. I find that butterflies help with the flow 
and guide the eye to the focal point of the page.

There are no words to express how much we love Tina's layout!
The gorgeous papers, fussy cut and added in between layers of chipboard and lace,
as well as numerous delicate butterflies fluttering about the page,
are absolutely the perfect mix to showcase the beautiful photo of her daughter.
Tina has definitely created a masterpiece!

Here are some close-ups:

A big THANK YOU to Tina for joining us as our March Special Guest!

With Tina's stunning page in mind, we hope that you will be inspired
to play along in this month's Main Challenge, if not already done!

You have until March 31st to link up!


  1. Oh wow wow wow Tina, another wonderful creation. LOVE everything about this. Thanks so much for being our guest & inspiring us all this month at More Than Words challenge.

  2. Absolutely artistic and such a good interpretation of the challenge.

  3. So beautiful Tina!!!! I absolutely love this interpretation of the challenge!!!!

  4. This is fantastic Tina! Your layout is so soft, I'm a big fan of your work! Thank you for being our guest this month!

  5. I loooove this layout!!!! so sweet! Beautiful interpretation xxx

  6. Woooww!!! Love your creations, Tina!!This page is incredibly sweet and romantic!! Love it!!)))

  7. It is just like this challenge was made for your style of scrapbooking Tina! Thank you so much for being our Special Guest this month!! :)

  8. This is stunning Tina! Your elegant, shabby style shows through perfectly! Thanks for being our Guest Designer!

  9. Absolutely beautiful... Those layers are divine. Such a beauty. Thank you so much for being our guest this month!

  10. Tina, this truly is Beautiful!
    Jackie ")

  11. What a stunning layout, perfectly shabby and beautiful.


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