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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!



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!



Sunday, March 1, 2015

1 march 2015 challenge

Wow - I cannot believe that 1 March has snuck up on us.  If the old adage that if March comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion holds true this year - we are in for a heck of a storm at the end of the month where I am in Canada.  What a beautiful sunny day here - the birds are all at my feeders, and the temperature may go above freezing today!!!!

In order to celebrate the blue skies, the challenge this month is to create with:

The colour BLUE!!! Or you may journal about a time that you were blue (sad). Choose either - or incorporate both in your work!!!



You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. 

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!

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 send a 25 dollar electronic gift certificate to Scrapbook.com to a lucky winner (alternately you can choose a store nearer you that will allow me to purchase a certificate equivalent to 25 CDN dollars)

Here is some inspiration from our talented team:








We had so many FABULOUS layouts last month - can't wait to see the entries this month!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

new challenge for february and new format

Hello friends - here is our new challenge for this month - and the challenge is wide open to interpretation and media.  The challenge is:

ANYTHING GOES!!!


That's right - you can scrapbook, make a card, art journal (or other mixed media) ANYTHING on ANY subject.

Our new format begins this month, and that format is a once-a-month challenge that will run the full-length of the month.  It will vary from prompts, to sketches, to music, to colour.  As always we encourage you to scrap about yourself and tell your story whenever you can.  You may enter your work even when the subject is not YOU, so don't feel inhibited by that suggestion.

Last year presented a few challenges for me that made it difficult to keep up with the blog, and now that everything has come back to normal, I'd like to concentrate on the blog with a challenge that you can work on all month.  

I'd also like to thank the team for their incredible kindness and patience. These are lovely and talented ladies, and I very much appreciate them.

You are always welcome to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge, although it is difficult to use two sketches for inspiration. We welcome entries that are not traditional scrapbooking.  Please share your creativity in whatever format you love to express yourself with. I love to art journal, and have shared a piece of my work this month for the challenge.

Here is some inspiration from our team:









What's your take on the challenge - can't wait to see it !!





Thursday, January 22, 2015

New format coming 1st week of February

Hello fellow scrappers.  Sorry we've been MIA for a while.  Life - some good, some not so good - has been spinning by.

We are going to a once-a-month format and will be back the first week of February.

Hope to see you back in this space.

Monday, December 15, 2014

15 december 2015 sketch challenge ...

Here's the sketch for this month - what will you do with it? !!!





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 on the sketch!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

december prompt challenge ...

This month's prompt is
Scrapbook or art journal about a favourite recipe or a memory of something your mother/grandmother cooked for you.


December always makes me think of my family - past and present - and warmth inside - and food. 

I will be catching up on previous month's winners in the next day or two - sorry for all the delays - lots going on and not so much time for the blog.

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 December on the blog.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

15th november 2014 sketch challenge ...

Here's the sketch for this month - hope you find it inspiring and share it here with us!!!!




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 November on the blog.