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, February 1, 2016

february 2016 challenge ...

Oooo February is here - and our challenge for the month of February is :

February you may use one full sheet of paper only, and all other pieces of paper in the layout must be from your scraps. One embellishment must be leftover from a package where you have used your favourite embellies from it already, and have not found a use for the one you choose yet.
 Play along with any other challenge you want to enter with your entry for this blog :).

You are welcome to scrapbook pages of any size, or to art journal, paint, create cards, mixed media, or off-the-page work.  Interpret our prompt to suit your creative urge!!

This month's winner will be receiving some lovely die-cuts and embellishments in the mail!!

Here's what the design team came up with :)






Busy Creating!!!



Have a lot of fun with this challenge !!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

winners December

Lovely layouts in December - even though it is such a busy month.

Our Fave - Karrie

Winner of our diecuts - Carolyn Johnson

Ladies - please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com.
 

Friday, January 1, 2016

january 2016 challenge ...

Happy New Year to all of you - I hope this is the best year ever for all of you!!!

Our challenge for the month of January is :

to scrap a winter theme or colour scheme. 
 Play along with any other challenge you want to enter with your entry for this blog :).

You are welcome to scrapbook pages of any size, or to art journal, paint, create cards, mixed media, or off-the-page work.  Interpret our prompt to suit your creative urge!!

This month's winner will be receiving some lovely die-cuts and embellishments in the mail!!

Here's what the design team came up with :)








Have a lot of fun with this challenge !!!!



Monday, December 14, 2015

december 2015 guest designer ...

So happy to have Jane Howden as our guest designer this month - Jane plays along regularly, and we always enjoy her unique and creative takes on our challenges.



Jane Howden


Hi, I’m Jane. 

I have been scrapping now for well over ten years using this wonderful craft as both my creative outlet and a way to preserve my family’s precious memories.   I have to admit my hobby has become somewhat of an obsession and now is a very large part of my life.  I scrap using both traditional paper and digital methods, mixing my pages equally amongst these two styles. I have recently been playing around with project life style pocket pages to document family travel – it is a great way to process a lot of photographs reasonably quickly.  My personal layout style has evolved over the years and while I will happily try a mix of varied techniques, I do tend to lean towards a clean, relatively simple style with heavy emphasis on white space.  I like to capture not only those special events in our lives but also everyday family moments.


I love participating in challenges as I like to stretch my creative imagination.  Thank you Anne for letting me join in with Another Freaking Scrapbook Challenge this month.

Please visit me on my blog - http://scrappiecesofme.blogspot.com.au/

Here is Jane's take on this month's challenge - love it!!!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

november 2015 faves ...

November had some great entries too!  Some of our faves ...



and the winner of our embellishments:


Would you all please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com with the subject line AFSC November Scrapbook Challenge winner?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

october freaking faves ...

Some awesome layouts were entered in Ocober - and the winner of the draw receives some lovely die-cuts! Thanks for all the lovely entries - we love them all!!!!

Here are some of the faves:




And the winner of the die-cuts:


Please e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com with the subject line AFSC Winners/Faves

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

december challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of December is :

To scrap a memory of Christmas past. Incorporate journalling in your layout about the memory.

We welcome you to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. So play anywhere you want with the  layout you create for our challenge.

You are welcome to scrapbook pages of any size, or to art journal, paint, create cards, mixed media, or off-the-page work.  Interpret our prompt to suit your creative urge!!

This month's winner will be receiving some lovely die-cuts in the mail!!

Here's what the design team came up with :)


Busy creating




Have a lot of fun!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

guest designer Alicia O'Bryant ...

We are so happy to have Alicia O'Bryant as a guest designer this month :)


Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time as an office manager.  I have been crafty since childhood.  I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long.  I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio where I have lived for 18 years.   I love to scrapbook as well as create cards and mixed media projects.  

Here is Alicia's take on our challenge ...



september freaking faves ...

Love love our entries for September - here are a few that caught our eye:






Jane is a fave and the winner of our die-cuts :)


Could you all please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com with the subject line September winners AFSC ?  Thanks so much for playing along - love to see everyone's entries :)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

guest designer tone jensen ...

So honoured to have Tone Jensen as one of our guest designers this month :) - Tone's work always catches my eye, and completely captures my interest when I start to unravel all the layers and techniques she uses in her work.


My name is Tone K. Jensen and I live in Norway under 20 minutes drive north of the capital Oslo. I am 47 years old live with my husband and son (15 years old). I also have a stepdaughter (30 years old). 

I've always taken pictures and put them in albums, but  I have been scrapping since 2004. The last two or three years I have also started making cards and I have relatively recently start with PL pages. I guess I am one of few that scrap everything and chronologically. But I love it, although I have only come to 2007 J (With PL everything goes much faster though).
 
Scrapping is my way to retrieve energy and relax.

I do not know if I have any special style and if I have I do not quite know what category it falls under. I'm very fond of using stencil and mist and make LO with layers.

Otherwise I use far too much time surfing around in the blogworld, but that's where I get inspiration.


 Here is Tone's  interpretation of our challenge:



Thank you so much Tone for joining us this month. It has been wonderful working with you!!

Stay tuned to see winners of our challenges for September and October posted soon!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

november 2015 challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of November is :

Close your eyes and blindly grab 3 items from your stash and incorporate it into a layout. You may use other items, and you may re-colour your items, but incorporate all 3 items into the layout.  I really liked this challenge - and I will do it again :).

We welcome you to incorporate our challenges with any otherchallenge. So play anywhere you want with the same layout :).

You are welcome to scrapbook pages of any size, or to art journal, paint, create cards, mixed media, or off-the-page work.  

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

Here's what the design team came up with :)






Have a lot of fun!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of October is :

Start a layout and have it finished in exactly one hour or less - yes - exactly one hour or less from start to finish. This may be very freeing for some of us and frustrating for others. No going back afterward and tweaking it before you post it!!! 

We welcome you to incorporate our challenges with any other challenge. Increase your chances and your visitors to your blog! Meet new friends from everywhere!

We also welcome scrapbook pages of any size, and also entries that are not traditional scrapbooking -  art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work.   Why don't 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 die-cuts in the mail!!

Here's what the design team came up with :)









and our guest designer





This is going to be fun!!!