Tuesday, April 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER | STEPHANIE BUICE

Today's International Guest Designer I have followed for a long while on Instagram and I was so excited when she agreed to play along with Scrap The Girls this month.  Please welcome Stephanie Buice.

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am thrilled to be here as a guest at Scrap The Girls. A little bit about myself and why I love scrapbooking. My husband and I live in Alabama with our 5 year old son Brady (If you follow my work at all I’m sure you know all about him), I love being a stay at home mom and getting to work here is a dream. I have been a crafter since the day I could cut with my first scissors, but involved in the industry since about 2010. Not only have I met some of my best friends this way but also have found a fun creative outlet. Thanks for having me and I hope you’ll enjoy what I have to share!



As you can probably tell, the colors of the mood board was really the main inspiration for my layout. I love the blues and teals and really wanted them to be represented well in my project. Another thing that really stood out to me was the light and airy feel of the challenge photos. The sea glass and ocean waves made me thing of vellum so I knew I also wanted to include that in some way. For my layout I cut strips from different patterned papers in the color scheme and glued them to the top and left side of my layout. Then I added in my layers and photos as well as my title and a few embellishments. My journaling was the finishing touch and I called it done! Thank you for having me here today!

I am sure you can agree that Stephanie's layout really captures the moodboard.

Make sure you link up to be in the running for this months awesome prize pack from UmWow Studios.

Krisy xx

Thursday, April 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #10 | LIZZY CRUST


Today I welcome another Homegrown talent to our Scrap the Girls Spotlight.  Her stuff is pretty amazing.  When I asked for her bio I didn't expect it to say she hasn't been scrapping for that long....

Please welcome - Lizzy Crust


"Hi, I am Lizzy and I have been scrapbooking since Jan 2016 and have loved growing in my styles and learning new techniques, as well as joining in with the online world of scrapping with challenges and Design Teams. I love fussy cutting, layers, and flowers.  Thanks so much for having me as a Guest designer for Scrap the Girls this month!
My thoughts about this challenge.. 
I was inspired the minute I saw the challenge, the colors are fresh and beachy and I knew I wanted to scrap a photo of my daughter Hannah.. The greens in the mood board remind me of her eyes which change in the hues of green. I have used a lot of my favorite embellishments on this layout including stencils,  chipboard, die cuts and flowers."

And here is Lizzy's Layout




How's your layout coming along for this months challenge.  Link up for your chance to win a prize pack from our Sponsor - UmWowStudio.



 Remember you can also share to the Facebook wall if you don't have a blog.

Krisy xx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | MARCH CHALLENGE

This month has been a little crazy with cyclonic weather to start, then school holidays and Easter so I am a bit behind.  Thankfully everything has now resumed to normal and I actually have time to think.

Last months theme challenge proved to be a popular one with a lot of people playing along.  I am glad my idea of themed challenges was taken to so well.  There is another one planned for May so keep an eye out for that.

I opened the question up to the DT this month for their thoughts for a winner.  We had a record number of entries and of course there were a number of entries that really appealed to the team.  However there was one that I thought was really awesome and the design team agreed with me.  So Congratulations to Entry #6 - Tracey B

Your layout was pretty amazing.  It just goes to show you don't need alot of colour to make something that is interesting and eye catching.  You can check out Tracey's Blog here.

Tracey if you would like to contact me via the Facebook page, I will arrange for your 2crafty Chipboard pack to be sent out to you.

Thank you again to 2crafty for sponsoring us this month.  If you haven't already head over and check out their store.

This months moodboard seems to have stumped a lot of people.  Remember it is all about inspiration.  Have a little bit of fun and make sure you link up. This months prize is an awesome one so don't miss out.

Remember you can post them on the Facebook page too, if you don't have a blog, or would just like to share them after you have linked up feel free.

Krisy xx

Saturday, April 1, 2017

APRIL CHALLENGE | "SEAGLASS" MOODBOARD

This month we are returning to a Scrap the Girls favourite challenge, the Moodboard.  This one has me dreaming of dipping my toes in the sea and doing a bit of a fossick to see what sea treasures I can find.  What do you think?

As with all of the moodboard challenges, take from this what you like. Be inspired by one of the photos, or just the colours.  It's all about how you want to interpret it.

Here is how the DT was inspired:







Kareen

This months sponsor is an International one and let me tell you this stuff is amazing.  Our Sponsor is UmWow Studio and the prize is some chipboard.


I recently received some UmWow Studio chipboard from DeeDee and it is awesome to work with.  I wish I could win this prize.  Make sure you link up or share your pages over on the Facebook Page to be in the running for this prize.

Krisy xx


Friday, March 24, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #9 | LAURA WHITTAKER

Today I have an International Guest Designer that I am sure we all have a few of her Sketch designs pinned on Pinterest.  This lady knows her layouts and this one is no exception.

Please welcome...Laura Whittaker.

"Hello! My name is Laura Whitaker; I live in Ontario, Canada in a tiny lakeside community with my husband. We have three sons, two of which are grown and live on their own and one that is at home with us. My passion for scrapbooking and papercrafting began about fifteen years ago and is still going strong! Through scrapbooking, I feel I can accomplish two things; a family memory album (or many) and an outlet for my creative side. I love that this is such a social hobby and feel blessed to have made many friends through scrapbooking. I love layers of patterned papers, embellishments of any type, creating sketches and playing with my Silhouette software. I am thrilled to be guesting here at Scrap the Girls! You can find more of my creations my blog here: http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.com/"






How is your layout coming along for this months challenge.  We all have a "Selfie" or two floating around.  Make sure you link up to go in the draw for a prize pack from this months sponsor - 2Crafty Chipboard.


Remember, you can always share your layout on the Facebook wall if you don't have a blog.

Krisy xx


Monday, March 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #9 | ANGUREE JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

This month's Homegrown Guest Designer is some one who's work really makes an impact.  When you see her stuff it makes you go WOW!

Please welcome Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg to Scrap the Girls.


"Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am super excited  to be guesting and playing along with you this month. 

I am married to an wonderful guy and live in Darwin, part of Australia's tropical north. We have no children except for a very spoiled Chocolate Labrador.
Fun fact: I love to travel but sometimes my all responsible self gets left behind at home and the crazy 6 year old within me comes along... On one holiday I have bungee jumped with both a pushbike and a scooter. Why, you may ask me? 😮 Uhmm I  wanted the photo... 😉😜

I  started scrapbooking more than 10 years ago but things really only started to click in place late 2013. I had the opportunity to meet some fabulous ladies in our scrapbooking world whose classes I attended and who all guided me in their own special way.  They encouraged me and gave me the tools, knowledge and opportunities to develop and find my true style. I don't know if I found it as yet but what I can tell you is that it's a natural and ongoing process. If you just let go and allow yourself to be you,  your style changes itself. The most important thing is to enjoy what you do and not to limit yourself by creating rules and barriers in terms of what you think you can do or what you should be doing.

Let me give you an example, when I started scrapbooking I said: "I don’t see why someone would go through the effort to make a whole layout just to include one tiny photo... " uhmmm well look who is using little photos now. Another example, I said: " I am a scrapbooker, I don't make OTP projects, they just gather dust and neither am I a cardmaker, I can't think in such small formats... " Urgh really ? Yeah famous last words because I lived to regret them. Thankfully I learned as time went by and discovered that my layouts dont fit in albums so it's no different than doing OTP projects.  I also found a love for making ATC's and cards. 

I really hope my story encourages you to challenge yourself and explore the things that you never thought you would or could do. Whether you like clean paper based layouts or mix media,  I want to encourage you to  go and try something different and just give it a chance. You never know what could happen.

Now enough about me, surely you want to get to the fun stuff right? I think you would agree that this month's challenge is totally cool. I have to say I was a little bit worried about the selfie bit. You know when other people takes selfies it looks so awesome but when you do it just looks well... dumb? Well that's me but my gorgeous cousin is one of those girls who have mastered the art of selfies. She just gets it right every time and creates these super model photos just by kidding around and having bit of fun. 
 I  wanted to capture her funky but all so elegant style so I decided to use blue splats in the background.  To do this I simply mixed a bit of Duke coloured Colour Blast Shimmer powder and stamped it on using a clear plastic wrapper. Berdine also loves her bling so naturally I had to add in a bit of blingy ScrapFX chippy and  steel Coulour Blast paste. To make it pop and add that feminine touch I used tulle, tiny roses and a die-cut in a similar colour as her lip gloss. Quick and simple ☺"  

Here is Anguree's take on the challenge:


Material list: Watercolour Paper - Kaszazz, Cardstock - Kaszazz, Chipboard - Scrap FX,  Stamps - Scrap FX, Darkroom Door, Ksszazz, Colour Blast Shimmer Powder, Colour Blast Paste, tulle, Silver pen - PILOT, Sticker Strips - Flutterby Designs, tulle, paper flowers.

Social Media links 




Thank you Anguree for taking time to play along with us at Scrap the Girls.

So what do you think?  Have you got your Selfie photo printed yet?  Get on it and make sure you share it.

Krisy xx

Friday, March 3, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | FEBRUARY 2017


Last month there were a number of awesome entries.  For something a little different I put it to the DT to vote for a winner.  It was pretty much a clean sweep.  

This months winner is...


Before you say but she is international...Kit the Habit have kindly offered to cover international postage.  Heike you are in for a real treat.

Thank you to everyone else that played along last month.  The team and I really enjoyed the different interpretations of the sketch.  Remember it is all about inspiration.

Heike, if you message me via popleopod@outlook.com or the Facebook Page, I will get your details off to Kit the Habit and your prize in the post.

Rememer to load your #Selfie layouts to the linky or via the FB page.

Krisy xx

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