We encourage you to scrap about yourself - to record your own story. We aren't very rule-oriented here - just keep in the spirit of the scrapbooking challenge!! Play for inspiration, you'll be amazed what you will learn about yourself ...
So pleased to see that Sarah Groen and Kim Price were winners for the COLOR challenge over at Bird is the Word!!! Congratulations ladies - and those are GORGEOUS layouts. No wonder you were winners!!!!
Wow - Sandra Scott has had another win. This time over at the Paper Mixing Bowl (2nd prize ) and she will be a Guest Designer for
August and also September as she won first prize there the month before. Check out this link at her blog!!
Here is a tutorial shared today by our designer Kim Price!!!
I thought I could share with
you today a few tips on how I get my alpha stickers straight, and probably more
importantly to me, arranged on my page with dimensional embellishments. I am a
HUGE fan of dimension and texture in a LO, but adding titles, journalling or
just words to a page can be a challenge if your scrapping style is anything like
mine. Here is how I go about it..
And here's a great idea on
how to recycle some of that cellophane packaging we all have loads of but just
throw away. Cut a piece of the packaging to measure larger than your intended
title. Be generous - you were only going to throw it out anyway!
The next step is to rule a
line onto some scrap paper as a guide to where to place your stickers. Adhere
the cellophane packaging over the drawn line using sticky tape or the like,
being careful not to place sticky tape where your letters will go, and begin
adding your letters to form either a phrase or a single word like a title.
Cellophane is quite forgiving in that you can usually lift a sticker back up and
re place it again if you're careful. I find that long tweezers come in really
handy for this job and I tend not to press my stickers down too much until I am
happy with the placement.
When I have finished adding
my letters I then carefully remove the cellophane sheet from the sticky tape
and, using sharp scissors, cut closely around my letters being careful not to
snip them apart. This helps to camouflage the cellophane against your
layout/card/project so that there isn't any visible excess.
getting your lettering straight, this allows you to place your titles, phrases
etc over the top of other embellishments on your page without any problems! You
will probably never want to place those stickers directly onto your layouts
Oh, and one more thing? As an
added bonus you can also very easily move your words around your page for that
perfect placement before you commit! How good is that?!
Thanks for joining us today, and
have fun using up those alpha stickers stashed away in your draw.
In June the prize for our challenges was for one participant to be chosen as guest designer for August, and our winner was Paula Flávia!!!!! Paula has been playing along with our challenges for a while, and she is always such a welcome participant!! Here is her bio:
Hi I am Paula Flávia, from São Paulo, Brazil, I am a 42 year old mom of a
boy, he is almost 5 years old now.
I am a pharmacist and I´ve been working with Health Legislation about 15
years...so serious hã?
Yes it is, so scrapping is a nice hobby for me, it makes me fly. I've been
scrapbooking since 2008, a few months later my boy came to this world.
Like almost all scrapppers my kiddo was my starting point....lol...I still
love so much to scrap his baby photos.
Nowadays I am in love with clean layouts, but I can´t define just one
style I really like so I don´t often repeat the same thing.
Some people asked me about my scrap signature, well this I have - it´s
handwritting, I just love it, so even in the pages where I type my journaling I have
at least one word or my name handwritten.
Here is our sketch for 15th of July - cannot wait to see your
creations!!! Sketches are so much fun, as they inspire and you don't
know where an inspiration will take you!! We have a wonderfully diverse and creative group of inspiration provided by our design team below.
Don't forget we are still
playing for the same prize all month long, and don't forget to play
along with our awesome 1 July Challenge so that you have more chances to
win, share, make new friends or be a fave this month!!!
Wow, just love this layout - Alicia was chosen as a fave over at Once Upon a Sketch for this one - and no wonder!! The hidden journalling is awesome, but I am a fan of creative titling, and I just LOVE how she incorporated the number 1 in the design!!
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not just ahobby,I makealbumsin theorder.All myworkis different,I don't havea certain style, I like to
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my name is Maria, but I'm known as Karmeleiro. You
probably think, that my nick is strange. Yes, indeed! It comes from my cats'
names: Karmel and Eiro. I live in Poland at the Baltic Sea. I'm a mother of two
kids: Bruno (5) and Zofia (1.5). I'm a teacher but now I'm taking care of the
younger daughter so I have more time to scrap and craft. I fell in love with
that hobby 2 years ago and I feel more and more involved in. Some time ago I
became LO and mini album addicted! I love that innocent time while playing with
paper and stuff. You may find hand made flowers and some fabrics in my works. I
can't live without distress inks, love pastel colors but sometimes I turn to
Currently I'm a member of The ScrapCake and Rapakivi DTs.
They produce fabulous papers! I also run my mini challenge blog and with three
other fantastic girls a national website “Scrapujace Polki” that gathers most of
Polish Scrappers. We let them play and take part in different kinds of
scrap&paper crafting challenges there.
I feel extremely excited and
honoured to be Guest Designer here at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge! I even
still can't believe it! I hope that my works inspire you in some ways and you
have much fun while making your own projects!
Hi, I’m Monique Liedtke and I live in The Netherlands with my husband, 3
kids (Manon 15, Timothy 12 and Mats 7) and our Cocker Spaniel, Jippie. I
started scrapbooking about 9 years ago and am totally addicted, there’s
nothing I’d rather do! I don’t have my own scrap room, but I guess
you could say I claimed just about the whole house, LOL! I would love to
spend every day scrapping from morning till night, but as that’s not
possible I work part-time in a small HR office in town.
My scrap pages are always full of colors and details. My favorite technique
is sewing on my projects, both with the sewing machine and by hand. My
favorite projects are mini-albums, but creating layouts is what I do most.
I spend way too much time behind my computer hopping from one blog
or online gallery to the next, on the lookout for fun projects. I love to
participate in challenges and am very honored I was asked to be May’s
guest designer for “Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge”! At the moment I’m
on the design teams of Doodlebug Design and My Little Shoebox! Two of my very
favorite manufacturers! I’m fortunate enough to have been published several
times, a.o. in Scrapbook Magazine UK, Scrap Art Zine (Germany) and
Scrapbook Trends. If you want to see more of my work please visit my blog:
Hi there! My name is Kim and I live on the Central
Coast of New South Wales, Australia with my husband of 20 years and two teenaged
daughters. My girls are a huge inspiration to me and I love nothing better than
preserving my photographs of them in a layout.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2002 during an
extended caravaning holiday around Australia, and it completely captured my
imagination. I will never forget the day I first walked into a scrapbooking shop
– it was like a little piece of heaven! All those photographs we were taking to
document our holiday now had an outlet, and I have been papercrafting ever
I love many different styles of scrapbooking and I
tend to dabble a little in them all, but my true style could probably be
described as a bit artsy, whimsical, free-style, COLOURFUL! and sometimes with
no rhyme or reason. I try to capture a feeling from a photograph and then build
my page around that.
I am so happy to be included on the Design Team
for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, and I am honoured to have been placed
amongst such great talent. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here
better – to share, inspire, be inspired and encourage.
Was so pleased when Angela (Toucan Scraps) sent me her daughter Princess TJs work to publish for "Shining Stars on the Seventh". It's been a while since anyone has shared their children's work to feature in this spot.
Angela tells us that Princess TJ now DTs for Meredith Cardall once a month. She used Meredith's SnowPals
Kit and Build Your Own Snow Pal add on.
Loving TJs layout!!!
If your child does scrapbooking, cardmaking or other art or crafts that you would like to feature here, please send photos of their work to me to run on the 7th of any month. We will not publish anything sent directly by a child, and will only publish what is sent by a mom who we know at this blog.
,,, and the winner of our August guest designer spot is Paula Flávia !!! Paula - e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you your challenges to play along with us for Augusat!!! Here is Paula's layout:
Congratulations to all you ladies, and to everyone who plays along with our challenges. It would not be fun if you were not all here!!! We all learn so much from each other, and new friendships are so very nice!!!
The challenge for the first of July is to scrap about YOUR
COUNTRY or ethnic group – what it means to you, you dressed in traditional
garments, you celebrating the national day for your country, or something else
along these lines. The inspiration for this challenge is that on July 1st we celebrate
Canada Day here where I live!