Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Chipboard Queen

Well it's been an exciting month in the far west of Australia. Jen Mahoney-Hedger, our esteemed leader at The Dusty Attic, turned 40! And to celebrate, the Dusty Design Team girls each made a page about Jen to be put together in an album as a surprise for her. The driving force behind this idea was Jen's right hand woman - also named Jen - Jen Burns. There might have been some help from Sharon too!

The Dusty DT is scattered all over the globe and many of us has never met Jen, yet we know from our dealings with her what a wonderful, generous and caring person she is. Jen B gave Jen M-H the album yesterday and videoed her opening it. There were many tears and smiles. It was wonderful!

Anyway, without further ado, here is my page for Jen:

Sharon and Jen Burns had to sneak photos to us to use as most of us don't have any photos of her. This pic was taken at a recent Dusty Attic retreat in Bali. I have no idea why she was dressed like this but I thought it was perfect to showcase her as The Chipboard Queen!

The page is filled with Dusty Attic goodies of course!

I tucked a tag with a few words behind the top of the page. I haven't shown this on the main layout photo cos cropping around those ribbons in Photoshop is just way too hard for me!

The Dusty Attic products I used are:

Ornate Pendants #4 DA1367

Vintage Frame #4 DA1510

Page Pebbles # 7, 8 and 9

Mini ABC Set Upper DA0861
and Mini ABC Set Lower DA0862

Dusty Curls ABC Set DA0468

Flutterbies #3 DA0766

Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805

Dusty Roses in Mauve

Would you like to check out the whole album? You can find the pages from the other girls here. It may take another day or two for some of the posts to go live.

Happy scrappin'! - and Happy Birthday Jen!



  1. What a lovely idea and your layout is so beautiful.. I am sure the album will look wonderful...

  2. A beautiful page Heather. Love the random turquoise paint teemed with the bright butterfly. Inspiring use of chipboard and what a wonderful gesture to gift your esteemed leader.

  3. wow wow wow ... this is such a magnificent piece of art work Heather ... love the colours ... perfection xoxo

  4. wow wow wow ... this is such a magnificent piece of art work Heather ... love the colours ... perfection xoxo

  5. une page de toute beauté !! Absolutely magnific !!

    Bises ♥

  6. How sweet for you all to do this for her! Love love love your page! The title is PERFECT for that photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This is beautiful Heather. The photo is from The Made with Memories retreat to Bali. Jen was the guest designer for the retreat. The retreat was named The Royal Retreat, hence the crown. The picture is perfect for your layout and I love the colours.

  8. Wow...MAGNIFIC layout,love the composition :)

  9. Beautiful page for a lovely cute photo! She will love this! Such a wonderful 40th birthday idea!!

  10. What a fabulous idea! Just love your layout Heather, just divine!

  11. This is lovely Heather! I love those gorgeous striking aplash of colors against plain clean background! Very beautiful!