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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our launch!!!!

Yay!!! Finally - the launch of our new challenge blog.  We hope you'll play along with us and post the links to your layouts below in the comments section of this post. You have until the 14th of August at 10 pm to post your comments - and on the 15th of the month we'll post our first sketch challenge.  Any entry for the 30th of July or the 15th of August challenge qualifies for our draw for the month of August.  We'll tell you more about that prize in a little while!!

The challenge is to make a layout that tells us about your dream! In your layout incorporate any two of:
  • cloud
  • rainbow
  • kite, or 
  • symbols of your dream – you can use a photo or drawing that is representative of your dream. 

Journal about your dream and share it with us if you wish to in the narrative on your blog. 

Please also include a link to a scrapbooking technique or tool video in your blog posting for this challenge.This video does not have to be made by you - unless you want to make one.  We are asking only that you share a link to a cool video that you have appreciated on someone's blog, on YouTube or wherever you find inspiration so that we can appreciate it too!!

If you enter this challenge, and the sketch challenge that we post on the 15th of August - you will have a chance to win this awesome prize pack donated by me!! (looking for some awesome sponsors who want to be showcased for a month on this blog - hint, hint). It's the Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Crafting Kit collection pack!!!

We have an awesome guest DT for this challenge.  Actually, we have an international guest design team - designers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the Phillipines - one member is originally from Brazil!!!! Let's see what then team did with our first challenge:

I am a Brazilian girl living in Canada with my beloved husband and two very busy boys. Working as a project manager, I try to squeeze some scrapbooking time in my tight schedule as much as I can. I have discovered the world of Scrapbooking about 4 years ago, but only had the time to really get involved by the end of 2008. I was part of the Scraptivity Design Team, and will have one layout published on Scrapbook Trends Magazine in October and another one on Creating Keepsakes magazine in January 2012.

Hello My name is Donna O'leary, I live in Dunedin, New Zealand. I have 6 wonderful children + 1, and an awesome partner who puts up with my crazy addition of all things scrappy. I work and teach at our local scrapbooking shop (Scrapbook Paradise) and yes it is my paradise. I would call my style Eclectic, depending on what the product depends what I will do. But I do love all things messy, love to ink and distress. My favourites would have to be Graphic 45, 7 gypsies and of course Tim Holtz.


My name is Karen and I live in Canberra Australia, a place I love completely. I have a husband who tolerates my hobbies and doesn't look at the credit card too closely... I have 3 kids Matt (18), Meaghan (14), and Henry (8). I have been scrapping for a few years now, and have been both guest designer and permanant team members for a few challenge sites. Each challenge site seems to bring a different mix of people and I am very much looking forward to meeting new scrappers on another freaking scrap challenge (and how cool is that name?!!).

I am mom to three handsome young men and a beautiful daughter in law; as well as being Nana to an adorable three year and a half year old. I believe life is all about living, loving and laughing... my passion is for scrapbooking and that seems to bring it all together.

Hi! I'm Mia Castrillo from the Philippines. I'm a part time free-lance writer and full time Domestic Engineer to my husband of 11 years and my four girls, ages 9 to 10 months. In between cooking, writing, tutoring, taking my girls to school and generally taking care of our household, I scrap. I scrapbook because I am a storyteller and I love telling the stories of my children. :-)


I'm Mieke Nagtegaal from the Netherlands. Hooked on scrapbooking in all forms and shapes for over 8 years. Love to try new techniques like I've done on my layout for this stunning challenge. I've used the Copic Airbrush System to make my clouds. I hope to have given you some inspiration and see you again here and on my blog.

Hi there, I live in Auckland NZ with my hubby of 20 years (Mark) and my 6 gorgeous kids who range in age from 2 to 20. I am a stay at home mum and since I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago I have been a hopeless addict. I am currently on the design team for two NZ scrapbook stores Scrapbook NZ, and Scottie Crafts and also for the Australian based company ‘Rasberry’ and the sketch challenge blog "Little Shop of Sketches'. I am a regular contributor to several scrapbooking magazines and love to participate in challenge blogs whenever I have time. I am very excited to be guesting for 'Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge'!

and well, there's me:

I'm a mother of 5, a publisher, a canoeist, and I love a lot that life has to offer.   I especially LOVE scrapbooking and the friends I have made since I discovered this art form.  So many colours, textures and treasures to use on a page - I don't think I'll ever tire of it!!

Don't forget to provide a link back to our blog from your blog posting with your layout and link to a cool video!!!! We want to share the fun with everyone!!!!

Link up your posting with Mr. Linky below and leave a comment to this posting as well!!!

You have until the 14th of August at 10pm to link up and comment!!!

We are looking for a design team - we will be posting on this soon!!!

Slideshow of entries for this challenge:
(I've been told this doesn't show the photos in Internet Explorer - does in Mozilla browser - will see what I can do to fix this problem ...)


  1. Congratulations Anne on an amazing launch! Wow, these LOs are stunning - so much eye candy :)))

  2. You have done an AMAZING Job Anne, Congrates :-) All the layouts look Stunning! so many different takes, awesome!

  3. Anne congratulations on the NEW start.
    DT works is so awesome !
    Thanks for inspiration.

  4. AWESOME challenge and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what everyone created! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Congrats to you Anne, I too love all of the different takes on the sketch and all of the different stories!! Looking forward to seeing many other perspectives too!! scrap happy...

  6. I am so pleased to be part of the launch esp seeing the quality of the others girls work - wow!! great challenge xx

  7. I hope you get my link.
    Thanks for inspiration.

  8. Ladies, you rocked the challenge! SO many BEAUTIFUL layouts!! I was finally able to post my LO on my blog... :)

  9. Sounds like fun, thanks for sharing!

  10. hey Dani, wanted to let you know that your story made me cry!!! I love your use of corrugated stuff on your layout - lots of dimension...

  11. Thanks so much for all your encouragement!!!!

  12. navigated here from Karen's blog...and linked my page...and promoted your challenge blog!


  13. Have linked my layout for the challenge a very different layout for me!

  14. I have done mine just opps hope its not to late, love this challenge it definally was a challenge and got me thinking thats for sure....looking forward to the next one