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Friday, September 30, 2011

30th september 2011 prompt challenge - school days

I'm excited about our newest challenge - scrap your school days – your own school days incorporating three of: a photo of you back in the day, or a momento from those years , perhaps: a song title, lyrics or album cover from that era, your favourite school subject, or a page from one of your texts, diaries or notebooks , a scan or your yearbook – whatever is representative of your school days. Maybe you could include a memory of those days in your blog posting. We'd prefer if you scrap your own school days - as we like to encourage our followers to scrap about themselves to leave a legacy for their family - but you can scrap your children's school days if you prefer. This month's prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapping Bug!!! You have until the 31st of October to submit a layout to be eligible for the prize and be considered as one of our favourites!!!

and me :)

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fave fridays 30 september 11

Where have you been visiting on the internet? Post a link to anything interesting to scrappers in the comments below that you have visited lately!

Monday, September 26, 2011

announcing shining stars on the seventh

Angela from Toucan Scraps was kind enough to share two links in this week's monday's mentions posting of the mentions her young daughter received for her scrapping work.  Her sharing of her daughter's amazing work inspired me to think that it might be a nice idea to feature work from our young people on the 7th of every  month here.

So if you play along here, are a member here, or visit us - and your son or daughter like to scrapbook or paper craft (we might even consider other art if we don't get too many scrapping submissions), please share some photos of their work for us to post on the 7th of the month.  First names or nicknames only for the children, please, and we will be introducing them as NAME, son or daughter of MOTHER'S FIRST NAME, and MOTHER'S BLOG ADDRESS.

We are interested only in submissions that mothers send along on behalf of their children.  We are not interested in submissions directly submitted by young people for this feature.

Let's see if there is interest out there!!

monday's mentions ... 26 september 2011

This week I want to celebrate belatedly with our designer Bev Cunningham.  She was chosen as Primas Product pick for August and was also featured in the Prima BAP contest. You can see it here!!! Congratulations!!

Karen Wray was a fave at Sketchy Thursdays this past week - great layout Karen!!

Please send me an e-mail at anne.pennington@xplornet.com whenever you are mentioned so that we can celebrate it with you! Please don't be modest - as we cannot celebrate and share your happiness if we don't happen upon it on the web or hear the news from you or other scrappers.  If you hear of others who hang out with us here at another Freaking scrapping challenge ... please let us know and provide a link if you can!

Friday, September 23, 2011

fave fridays 23 september 2011

What scrapbooking techniques, gadgets or layouts have you seen this week on the internet??? Please provide us the link to the website in the comments below.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

technique twenty-second - September 2011

This month's technique twenty-second tutorial is given to us by design team member Donna O'Leary!!

Hello all, Anne asked me to share a fav technique that I use all the time. So tonight I am going to show you how I love to add Glossy Accents by Ranger to make your own dimensional embellishments. 
You will Need.

  • A bottle of Glossy Accents
  • A sheet of pattern paper to cut images out of for your project
  • A good sharp pair of scissors.
I have used a guitar pattern paper for my project.

1) Collect all the materials that you need. A spare piece of scrap paper would also be handy.
2) Choose the images that you would like to use on your project, and cut out using your sharp scissors.
3) Place your images onto your scrap paper. Open your glossy accents, remembering not to shake the bottle as this will cause air bubbles. If your bottle is blocked use a very fine pin to unblock. If you use a thick one you will widen the tip and it will come out to quick!
4) Apply glossy accents all over your image. Then move your scrap paper with images still on, to the side where you can let it dry and not be disturbed. Glossy accents takes a while to dry. In the picture you can see that is cloudy. When it is dry it will be clear. 
Once dry attach to projects.
Here's a finished project I used these guitars on.
Awesome Donna - thank you!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

monday's mentions ... 19 september 2011

Hoping everyone had a great weekend!

Regina Castillo was named one of the design team members for Sketchabilities this past week!!

Marie was a fave at Sketchy Thursdays this past week!!

Congratulations ladies - please let us know in the comments below if you or someone who hangs out here was published, mentioned or won a challenge this week!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

fave fridays 16 september 2011

Ooops - a little late for this week - I've been having a lot of problems with a lagging computer - maybe because I am processing too many photos at once.  Anyway - I popped over to Sketchy Thursdays this week and see they have a sketch using a starburst paper.  Well, you know how I feel about this design - so I will just HAVE to play along this week!!  Where have you been this week ??? Share the link with us and we can visit too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

15th sketch challenge 15 september 2011 - something exotic!!

Time for our sketch challenge!!! You have until 29 September 2011 at midnight to link up your layout to have a chance to win this month's prize - or to be chosen as one of our faves this month!! The prize this month is a $25.00 gift certificate to Scrapbookers.com!!!

Here is our sketch:

We are challenging you to scrap something exotic for this sketch - it can be an animal at the zoo, a dancer, a food item, a location, a photo or souvenir from a trip - how about exotic you!!!  You can make a card, a layout or an altered (off the page) item.  If you can't think of something exotic - just play along anyway!!  Here's what our awesome design team did for this challenge:

and me :)

We are looking forward to seeing your creations!!! Please leave a comment after you use Mr. Linky to link up to your post!!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

monday's mentions ... 12 september 2011

Congratulations to all who won, were faves or whose work was mentioned this past week.  Please don't be shy to add your name in the comments section if your wonderful work was noticed!!!

I saw that Ashley Van Etten and Theresa Gillman were faves at Sketchy Thursdays this past week.  Our designer Sarah Groen is continuing her stint there as September's Guest Design Team member!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Announcing September's Guest Designer!!

I am so happy to announce the first of our monthly guest designers.  She's been playing along with our challenges and her unique style caught my eye.  I was very surprised to hear that she has not been scrapbooking for very long! Thank you so much Cherubs for agreeing to guest design for us for September!  We are honoured!

Here is a little more about her in her own words:

HI ALL! knopkiniukai

I´m a Lithuanian alien currently living in a beautiful and fascinating small island in the North Atlantic Ocean, cold ICELAND.

I´m a mother of three crazy - energetic, but loveable kids, they all keep the house colorful, loud and busy....it gives me ample opportunity to scrap everyday things.

I´m a freelance dressmaker, working with local Fashion store.

I´m coffee with the milk and cat lover.

Scrapbooking become important hobby for year and a half now. Cardmaking had been my favourite subject at the beginning, but soon scrapbooking captured my heart. So I do Love to participate in challenge blogs. I have really become addicted to sketch challenges off the desire to excel. It become a need to play with the paper every day.It helps me to learn and find something new. I like to experiment with different styles and materials. I do not have a defined style, but I like to look at the material and decide how to combine it together. I usually scrap what comes and goes with seasons and with my feelings.

I do like to add lots of things, small details to my layouts to give it texture, messy, artsy touches, machine sewing, stamping, scraps of paper and all kinds stuff. :) On the sites I have met many wonderful talented creative, funny and great people and that inspires me to create more.

I really enjoy photography and I am always thinking about how to achieve a good page to keep my memories. Scrapbooking allows me to develops my imagination, creativity, as well as has a therapeutic influence.

One day I was looking for something new and accidentally stumbled upon your blog. I thought, why not... sounds interesting and challenging and new. Here´s how I found the Another Freaking scrappy Challenge :)

I´m very exited to be a Guest Designer for September and It´s such an honor to publish my first interview here.

I want to really THANK Anne Pennington for inviting me as guest designer at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge'! Huge thanks !!!

Thank you for your warm welcome!

Have a great day,


If you would like to see more of my work I would be delighted to welcome you at My Blog

Cherubs tells us above that scrapbooking captured her heart - I have to say that her unique style has captured mine!  Thanks Cherubs for accepting our invitation to guest design this month - you can all look forward to her first reveal for the 15th's challenge!!!! 

fave fridays 9 september 2011

Good morning!! Have you visited any interesting blogs, challenges or tutorial websites this week?  Big plans for the weekend????? 

You can share links or weekend plans in the comments below!!

Anne xooxxo

Monday, September 5, 2011

monday's mentions ... 5 September 2011

Labour day - back to school tomorrow!! My kids are excited.

And I was excited to see that Lea from Scrapbookers Anonymous (and our friend and supporter here) was a fave over at Sketchy Thursdays this week!! Congrats Lea!!!

I was also excited to hear that design team member Donna O'Leary was a winner at Challenge me Happy!!

If  you or one of our friends here has been mentioned anywhere or published this week, please leave a comment below with the info!  We'd like to hear.

Friday, September 2, 2011

fave fridays 2 september 2011

Oh my gosh - what happened to summer????

Time to post links in the comments to your fave scrapbooking websites, videos  that you've seen this week!!!