Extended Date - Design Team Call

Extended Date - Design Team Call !!!!!
We are having a design team call - check out the info here - we'd love to see your application!!!! We've extended the date to the end of September!



Monday, September 15, 2014

sketch 15 september 2014 ...

Here's the sketch for this month - hope you find it inspiring!!!



Our sponsor is Scrapbook Fantasies, owned by design team member Alicia Redshaw. Alicia will send a beautiful pack of ribbons to a randomly drawn participant.  


Here's what our designers did with the challenge:








What's your take with the sketch!!

We will feature our faves from September in October on the blog.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

winners for july 2014 ...

It's been a whirlwind few months.  More renovations, and a long holiday - and I have not had time to address much here at the blog.  Fall should slow the pace.

I wanted to post the winners for July before winter sets in ...

Faves for 1 July 2014





Ribbon winner

Faves for 15 July 2014




Ribbon Winner


Congratulations all!! Would the winners of the ribbons please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com with their mailing address so that I can forward for mailing.  Thanks!!


Monday, September 1, 2014

monday's mentions 1 september 2014

Julene Matthews has had some lovely wins lately.  She won  top 3 at CMS and was one of the winners at Scrap our stash. She has also been asked to be on the design team for Scrapping4fun challenges!!! Congratulations Julene - good work!!!



1 september 2014 prompt challenge ...

This month's prompt is


Scrap some memories of your parents, guardians, whoever raised you. Suggestion: How did they meet? What did they do that you remember the most? Happy or sad memories - whatever you wish to scrap or
art journal about.


Our sponsor is Scrapbook Fantasies, owned by design team member Alicia Redshaw. Alicia will send a beautiful pack of ribbons to a randomly drawn participant.  


Here's what our designers did with the challenge:









Can't wait to see what you do with the prompt!!

We will feature our faves from September in October on the blog.

Friday, August 15, 2014

15th august sketch challenge

Don't forget about our design team call - see the link on the side of the blog to check it out!!!

Our sketch for the 15th of this month:


Our sponsor is Scrapbook Fantasies, owned by design team member Alicia Redshaw. Alicia will send a beautiful pack of ribbons to a randomly drawn participant.  


We will feature our favourite layouts from both of our August challenges in September on the blog.  








Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

1 august prompt challenge ...

Our prompt for the 1st of this month is to:

Scrap or art journal about a favourite summer memory.  From your long ago past, or recent past, or right now!

Our sponsor is Scrapbook Fantasies, owned by design team member Alicia Redshaw. Alicia will send a beautiful pack of ribbons to a randomly drawn participant.  


We will feature our favourite layouts from both of our June challenges in July on the blog.  


Busy creating



Busy creating







How will you interpret  our prompt??? 

We will feature our faves on the blog.

Monday, July 21, 2014

monday's mentions 21 july 2014 ...

In case you didn't know it yet - Alicia Redshaw is the new owner at the 123 Challenge Blog !!! Come on out and play along with her there as well!!!

So many awesome challenges, so little time.  But there are still 10 days to play along with our two challenges this month, or to apply for our design team!!!

Let us know if your work is recognized - we'd love to mention it on a Monday to start the week off right!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

15th of July sketch challenge ...

This month's sketch is one I enjoyed working with - if I must say so myself, lol!! But then my subject was one of my favourite little guys and his little sister.  Here's the sketch:




Our sponsor is Scrapbook Fantasies, owned by design team member Alicia Redshaw. Alicia will send a beautiful pack of ribbons to a randomly drawn participant.  


We will feature our favourite layouts from both of our June challenges in July on the blog.  










How will you interpret the sketch??? 

We will feature our faves from July in August on the blog.

Monday, July 14, 2014

monday's mentions 14 july 2014 ...

Fiona Paltridge was a winner in June over at Once Upon a Sketch - her work is well worth hopping over to see there. We've been pleased to have Fiona's work as a fave here on a couple of occasions.

Another fave of ours, Lizzy Crust was a feature and a winner over at Black with Two for June. Lizzy's work is always worth peeking at, and Black with Two is a very cool challenge site you should check out!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

design team call ...

So excited to be having another design team call.  The call will run until the end of this month.  To enter please send an e-mail with the subject line AFSC DESIGN TEAM APPLICATION to anne.pennington@xplornet.com , and in it please include:

  • A short bio
  • A link to your blog
  • A list of prior design teams or list of where your work has been published (it is not necessary to have this experience to apply)
  • Send a link to your entries for both of July's challenges from this blog (we'd like to see how you interpret them) - you can send your application after playing the first July challenge, and send the other link later if you wish.
If you are chosen for the team you will be required to provide a layout for our two challenges each month 48 hours before the reveal on the 1st and the 15th of the month, promote the blog and challenges on your blog and on your Facebook page, and send comments to all our entries each challenge (our followers love the encouragement).

We are a friendly group who encourage each other, and you will enjoy being a part of it! We've had a lot of designers who have guested or been on the DT here who are designing for companies and magazines and we love to see what they are now doing.

Can't wait to see who applies!!!



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

faves and winners for may and june 2014 ...

Hello all!  Here are our faves and winners for May and June challenges - it's been a hectic several weeks, and my apologies for being so late with May!

faves 1 May 2014




15 may 2014



winner of the ribbon for 1 may 2014




faves 15 may 2014





and the winner of the ribbon for 15 may 2014



faves 1 june 2014






And the winner of the ribbon for 1 june 2014



faves 15 june 2014





 winner of the ribbon for 15 june 2014 


Please - would all the ribbon winners e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com (place in the subject line "Ribbon Winner at AFSC" and give me their full mailing address so that  Alicia can mail them out to you.