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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!

Monday, January 30, 2012

monday's mentions 30 january 2012

Lindy Gillespie (our design team member), Yvonne Yam and Georgia Heald were winners over at Bird is the Word for their Wonder challenge. Go on over to the challenge blog to see their work - then do yourself a favour and check out each of the winner`s blogs.  These three ladies do awesome work!!

If you, or someone else who visits here, follows us, or plays along has been mentioned for their work - please let us know.  Send links wherever possible!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

fave fridays 27 jan 12

Wow, had a note from Sheila today that she has nominated this blog for a Leibster award!! So happy she did so. Click on her name above to read what this award is.  I'll be reciprocating and sending some love to some other blogs!! Sheila - come play along with us - we'd love to have you stop over and play with us regularly!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

our freaking guest designer for february 2012

Wow - we are pretty thrilled to have Paula Castells designing with us for February.  Her work is breathtaking ...

My name is Paula Castells, 29 years, married, dentist, brazilian but currently living for a while in Germany.

I love to travel, beaches, movies, and animals - particularly cats, I'm totally in love with mine.

Manual work is part of my life. From my profession to my hobbies: apart from scrapping, I also love gardening, photography, and cooking.

I started scrapbooking in the end of 2010 and since then totally addicted (scrapaholic!)
Scrapbooking is my art and therapy, and also the best way I found to keep the photos from special moments of life.

Feel free to know more about me and my work in my blog : http://paulacastells.wordpress.com/

Sunday, January 22, 2012

our new freaking design team members!!!

 So happy to be able to properly introduce our new members of our design team!!! The rest of the design team and I are so happy to be working with you girls - looking forward to having a blast!!!

My name is Lindy Gillespie and live in Brisbane Qld Australia.I have been scrapbooking since 2004, from the first moment i came across and bricks and mortar store i've been hooked.
Since starting scrapbooking I have been on numerous Design and Creative Teams, and been lucky enough to be published numerous times in Australian and New Zealand mags.
The current DT and Ct's i'm on at the moment are The Color Room, White with 1,Kraft It Up, Scrap The Boys and Beyond the Door Challenge.and The Color Room.

I have always been creative and over the years have done many crafts, i find inspiration from many daily events (catalogues, fashion) and like to think i inspire others to create beautiful work. I like to use the old with the new techniques when designing a layout, as the saying goes whats old is new again.
My style is ever evolving and use mainly white cardstock with lots of misting and masking and layers.

I'm thrilled to be designing at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge along with some very talented ladies and look forward to all the inspiration they can create.

Hi! I’m Chiqui Gutierrez from the tropical islands of the Philippines. I’m a Pediatrician by profession but a certified scrapaholic during my free time. I’ve been scrapping for the past 4 and half years and still very much addicted to this hobby. I’m married to Herbert, who fortunately loves to take photos. We have 2 daughters, aged 9 and 5 who are the subject of my layouts most of the time. We also love to travel so I do a lot of travel layouts too.

I’m not sure if I have a particular style but I love shabby chic layouts as well as clean and simple ones. Having two girls, my layouts tend to be girly. I love layering, hand cutting, & clustering of embellishments. 

I’m so excited to be on the design team and I hope Ill be able to inspire you as much as others have inspired me.

Feel free to visit my blog: www.chixgutierrez.blogspot.com. Happy Scrapping!

My name is Mieke Nagtegaal and I live in the middle of the Netherlands. Married to Ger and we have 2 teenagers.

I started scrapping for over 9 years now and still loving it. I love vintage, paints and mists and hooked on Distress Ink and paper!

Next to my scrapping I'm working part-time at the local hospital and taking lessons in counseling after I reached my second Reiki level.

Love to read, shop, listen to music and cook. A full life it is!

I'm so excited to be on this team I hope we can make it special for you and give you lots of inspiration.

One afternoon when I was little, I was sitting on our back steps in the hot sun, basking. The whole summer stretched in front of me and I was enjoying the warmth of the sun and the lack of school. I remember idly trying to remember what I had done the morning before. My brain was blank. I tried to recall earlier that day and again, it was blank. Panic struck at how easily memories could slip from my brain and be gone forever.

I promised myself that I would try to remember each and every moment of every day not realizing that it was an impossible task. I did achieve remembering that one moment of panic however when the concept of time and its passage struck home.

Scrapbooking for me is like a book mark in my brain and soothes that panic. One glance at some journaling or a few photos and I’ve slipped back to that time and can enjoy the essence of the day. You can’t recall every moment of course, that is impossible and also dreary. 

I tend to scrapbook photos from recent activities so my journaling is fresh but I am also enjoying jumping back in time and making pages from when I was younger. One hopes they make their pages for the next generation, but really I have no way of knowing who will be looking at them. Certainly the photos and the journaling are for my two kids, Lexi (age 11) and Luke (age 9) to enjoy, but the journey to making the page is all for me.

It’s the art of it all.

Blogging it takes it one step further and allows me to connect my art with the rest of the planet. Making pages and sharing them fulfills me in ways I never thought possible. I am overjoyed to start a new chapter in 2012 by being selected on my first design team with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

sketchy thursdays is closing - :(

I have just heard today that the ladies at Sketchy Thursdays are closing the blog.  Pop on over there and wish them well, and thank them for their dedication - or if you have time to play along with the last sketch - even better.  Sketch entries close at 10 tomorrow night - so hurry.

You have had a great run of this Diana, Heidi and Julie - good luck!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

announcing our newest design team members!!!!

Well, it was a tough choice, as we had some awesome entries for our new design team spots.  I am so happy to announce that these ladies have agreed to be on the team!!  I am also so very happy that most of our old team has agreed to stay on for more fun!!!

Chiqui Gutierrez

Lindy Gillespie

Mitra Pratt

Mieke Nagtegaal

Click on their names to see their work on their blogs!  Bios and photos coming soon!

So happy to be working with you awesome ladies!!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

looking for some more design team members ...

We are looking for some more design team members to keep us company here.  Requirements are to participate in our challenges on the 1st and the 15th of the month, visit participants and leave them some love on their blogs, advertise our challenges on your blog, and send me your 1-3 choices for fave layouts from participants each challenge.

You are also welcome to let me know whenever you see that our members and participants have been mentioned elsewhere so we can feature them in monday's mentions, or to host a tutorial once a month on our blog.

Please send me a link to your blog, and let me know where you have designed.  Previous design team experience is not necessary. Deadline for applications is 14th January 2012. Send applications to anne.pennington@xplornet.com . Please put Design Team Application AFSC in the subject line of your e-mail.

some freaking faves for december 2011

We had some faves chosen by the design team this month. Actually, they were all faves of mine, but we just narrowed it down to 2 per challenge.

1 December prompt challenge:

15 December sketch challenge:

Awesome work ladies!!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

monday's mentions 1 january 2012

Georgia Heald and Regina Castillo were faves over at Bird is the Word for their layouts using the word "trust". 

Have you been mentioned anywhere lately??? Feel free to let me know if you are by e-mailing me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com or commenting below.