Welcome!!!

Welcome !!!!!
We welcome entries that are not traditional scrapbooking - such as art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work. However you like to create - we welcome your work!



Monday, August 3, 2015

freaking faves for june 2015 ...

Some beautiful entries for June - and a lovely entry from a child of a regular :)







and the winner of embellishments:





Would Jazi (actually, her mother Karen B.) and Karrie please e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com?

 



Sunday, August 2, 2015

freaking faves for may 2015

Some beautiful entries for May - we so enjoyed them all!

Some faves that caught our eye:








and our winner of the diecuts :)



Julie and Sandy - please e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com

august 2015 challenge ..

Our challenge for the month of August is:

Scrap or art journal about nature - use photos, or embellishments, or journalling thoughts - subject nature!!


You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. The more challenges you play along with, the greater your chances to win, and the more people will visit your blog! The more visits - the more friends to share with!!

We welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   We always encourage you to scrap about yourself so that your family/friends will enjoy knowing more about you.

This month's winner will be receiving some lovely embellishments in the mail!!

Here is some inspiration from our super freaking awesome design team - I just LOVE to see what they create:








What are you waiting for?????

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

july 2015 scrapbooking challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of July is easy peasy.  Just:

Use the word AWESOME in your layout - a title or in your journalling.


You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. The more challenges you play along with, the greater your chances to win, and the more people will visit your blog! The more visits - the more friends to share with!!

We welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   We always encourage you to scrap about yourself so that your family/friends will enjoy knowing more about you.

This month's winner will be mailed some lovely die-cuts!!

Here is some inspiration from our super freaking awesome design team:









What a bunch of FABULOUS and  AWESOME layouts posted last month!!! Come play along this month - we would love to see YOURS this month!!  If you haven't played along for a while - come back and play!!
What are you waiting for?????

Monday, June 1, 2015

challenge june 2015

Our challenge for the month of June is to:

Use a tool you have not used before (a particular diecut, punch, rub-on tool, heat gun, stencil, new scissors), or scrap about your favourite tool or experience with all tools (not necessarily scrapbooking tools). You can use one or all of the prompts.


You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. The more challenges you play along with, the greater your chances to win, and the more people will visit your blog!

We welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   However you like to create - we love to see your work! We always encourage you to scrap about yourself so that your family/friends will enjoy knowing more about you.

I will be asking one of the faves amongst the entries this month to guest design with us, and we will feature some of our faves in a posting on the blog. We will also have a random drawing for some lovely embellies!!

Here is some inspiration from our super freaking awesome design team:








So thrilled with the AWESOME layouts posted last month - we would love to see YOURS this month, along with more creations from those who have been playing along lately!!! If you haven't played along for a while - come back and play!!

 Cannot wait to see your take on our challenge! Come play along!



faves april 2015

Here are the April winners!!! Beautiful entries all around this month - so enjoyed seeing them all. Thank you for participating - and here are some of our faves!












And the winner of our draw for a selection of die-cuts:

M. Letizia



 M. Letizia - please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com by 8 June 2015 with your mailing address so that I can send your prize to you!!!



Friday, May 1, 2015

may 2015 challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of May is to:

Use flowers in your layout - or tell about a time when you received flowers - or grew flowers :) . You can use one prompt or all - you can decide!



You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. The more challenges you play along with, the greater your chances to win, and the more people will visit your blog!

We welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   However you like to create - we love to see your work! We always encourage you to scrap about yourself so that your family/friends will enjoy knowing more about you.

I will be asking one of the faves amongst the entries this month to guest design with us, and we will feature some of our faves in a posting on the blog. A random winner will receive some lovely diecuts to use for their creations :).

Here is some inspiration from our super freaking awesome design team:








And this month we are sooooooooo happy to have Mayoori guest design with us.  Mayoori and I were on a design team together - I have so enjoyed her work and was delighted to have her play along with us lately.  



Here is her take on our challenge:


Visit Mayoori at her blog by clicking on her name, or the link to her take on our challenge!!

So thrilled with the AWESOME layouts posted last month - hope we can peek at more this month!!!!

 Cannot wait to see your take on our challenge! Come play along!



Sunday, April 19, 2015

freaking faves march 2015 and a winner!!

Wonderful entries last month in our challenge.  So much fun to see them all and so hard to choose amongst them!

Here are a few faves:

Mayoori 






Karen B.



Srebrnolistka - Ania




And the winner of the gift certificate:


Tone




Tone - please e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com to arrange your prize!

So enjoy seeing all your work - so happy when you play along!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

fave fridays ....

Apparently I missed this paper line when it came out last year:

http://crate.typepad.com/cratepaper/2014/05/cp-adorn-open-road-journaling-card-mini-albums-jeanette-lee.html

I bought some of this Open Road line by Crate Paper this past weekend at a scrapbooking event.

Have you made any projects with this line?  Share the link here.

Have you got another favourite line of paper that you'd like to share here with us ???

Feel free to post projects or links to the lines.

Anne


Friday, April 3, 2015

fave fridays 4 april 2015 ...

There are a couple of fave blogs I'd like to share today.

One is the 123 Challenge Blog - where Alicia Redshaw from Scrapbook Fantasies and her team feature a challenge every month with 3 criteria.  Usually a colour, a technique and a word prompt. Alicia is also a design team member here - and we miss her.  She's been super busy with her business, blog and a beautiful new baby :).  We look forward to her return :).

The second, but certainly not the least, is CSI - Color, Stories, Inspiration - where Debbi Tehrani features 3 challenges every month that have 3 criteria to meet - colour palette, evidence (minimum of 2 criteria to incorporate into your layout), and testimony - criteria for journalling. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

1 april 2015 scrapbook challenge ...

This posting is no April Fool joke.  It is actually a tribute to a favourite challenge blog that I was a designer for a couple of years ago - Scrapbookers Anonymous - where the owners Theresa and Lea encouraged us to use up what was in our stash. (I know I always felt I had to showcase the latest in materials and techniques in order to be competitive in challenge blogs) Scrapbookers Anonymous has closed its doors, and I miss what they taught me - use it up - it's ALL good and creative !  

Unfortunately, many favourite challenge blogs have posted their last posts. I am looking for some good ones to share with you all on our challenge sites page.  Please do share with us here if you have any favourites :).

Anyway - here is what you are really waiting for :) - Our challenge for the month of April is to:

Use paper or embellishments you have had in your stash for a long time or you can scrap about something you have you have had for a long time. You can use one prompt or both - up to you!



You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. It is so much fun to play along with several challenges, and to have traffic on your blog from many people from various challenges out there.

We welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   However you like to create - we love to see your work! We always encourage you to scrap about yourself so that your family/friends will enjoy knowing more about you.

I will be asking one of the faves amongst the entries this month to guest design with us, and we will feature some of our faves in a posting on the blog. A random draw will be made to win a selection of die-cuts and hand-made flowers.

Here is some inspiration from our super freaking awesome design team:








So thrilled with the AWESOME layouts posted last month - hope we can peek at more this month!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

freaking faves for february

Wow - lots of awesome entries last month. So many beautiful entries and so appreciated.   Here are a few faves:














Thanks again for playing along to all our entries!!! Love to see you work here!