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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!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

our freaking guest designer for April 2013

My name is Keren Tamir and I'm 38 years old. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my scrapbooking hobby and a mother of two amazing kids; a 11 year old boy and a 6 years old girl. I've been scrapbooking for 10 years and I mainly scrapbook about my family. I love to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques.

My style is mainly Shabby chic combined with mixed media techniques. I use lots of flowers and vines in my projects. I also love using pastes and mists on my layouts. My style is always evolving and that’s one of the things I love about this art.

One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. However over the couple of years, I’ve started to enjoy another aspect of scrapbooking. I love the artistic outlet that it gives me. I love to create and I’m passionate about what I do.

I'm glad to be guest designing for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge this month!!

Hope you enjoy my creations!!


Friday, March 22, 2013

fave fridays march 22, 2013

Here's  a fun tutorial that design team member Monique has found:


If you've found a good link that will interest us here, please send it along to anne.pennington@xplornet.com.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

new members for our freaking awesome design team!!!

I am just so excited to announce some new members for our freaking design team, and so happy that several of our longer term DT members are also staying on. Here is some info about our new ladies!!
Hello everyone, for me it is a pleasure to be here and I hope to do a good job. My name is Elisabetta Colavero (Eli) and I live in the North of Italy.

I have a wonderful love story and a daughter, Noemi, 9 years old, who is the favorite subject of my projects. I started scrapbooking about 6 years ago, and I prefer layouts and sometimes minialbums. The cards, instead, simply hates me! 
I'm graduated in Agriculture, and I work for the Province of Cremona, Agricultural department. But I'm so lucky: I can work at home 3 days a week, I can manage freely my working hours, so I have always time to devote to my hobbies: reading, sporting, gardening, and of course, scrapbooking. For me it's like a drug... It allows me to express my artistic side and at the same time create something that preserves forever my fondest memories.
I also love summertime, nature, animals (I have two old cats), pizza and ice cream. I like cooking but otherwise I am a bad housewife. 

My name is Renee Iveson and I am lucky enough to live in beautiful Queensland Australia. By day I am wife to Tim and Mum to our 3 kidlets Viola, Charlotte (aka Shirley) and Walter. I also am a day care mummy by trade. But come night I am a madly obsessed scrapbook queen! I LOVE scrapbooking and have made lifelong friendships through this awesome art form  :)

 I would describe my scrap style as evolving  LOL! I love using inks, mists, paint, textures and layers. My favourite embellishment would have to be chipboard as they as so very versatile and can be altered to suit any layout.  I am very excited to be chosen  for the Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.... DT.

Hi, I"m Libeeti from Israel. I'm a mom to two adorable and super energetic boys, 11Y & 8Y, who are the main subject of my layouts.
I'm a working woman by days and an addicted scrapper by nights and weekends. Scrapbooking became my way to ease the stress of the everyday life.
I can't define my style, since it evolves all the time.
I used to be on several DT's and currently I'm on 2 DT - About A Boy and Counterfeit Kit Challenge and I'm freaking happy to join AFSC team!
You're most welcome to visit my blog.

I started with scrapbooking over 10 years ago I got totally hooked on paper and techniques. Last year I lost my way to creativity. After taking a gap year on scrapping I've found my mojo again. I look forward to the challenges and hope to inspire you with different layouts. 
Enjoy the fun of this great DT and I can't wait to see all your takes on the challenges!

Hello ~ My name is Lucy Ohanyan, I’ve been married to an amazing man for the past 15 years, and we have three incredible children together, Christina, Juliana, and Christopher, you’ll be seeing them on many of my layouts. I’ve lived most of my life in sunny California, but have been fortunate enough to have traveled quite extensively throughout the world. I’ve always been very crafty, but only recently ventured into the scrapbook world and I’ve been hooked ever since. My style is very vintage, with a mixture of shabby chic and a bit of romance. I’m very fortunate to have a vast amount of old family pictures and so I find myself doing heritage layouts often. I’m extremely excited to be a part of Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Design Team and look forward to all that it brings. You can check out my work over at my blog at:  www.glitzandtatter.blogspot.com 

Anne has been scrapbooking for eight years and is currently on the design team for Scrapmatts, an Australian based chipboard manufacturer and also teaches for them. Anne loves trying lots of different techniques but her favourite is to sew on her pages. Anne’s scrapbooking is often inspired by different scrapbooking challenges. By doing different challenges, Anne has found it often pushes her to try new techniques and helps in creating new styles.

 Hi, my name is Wilma.

I live in a beautiful mountainvillage called Beatenberg-Switzerland.
Mother of 8 children and 4 grandchildren.
I work in a hotel, which can be very stressy in the saisons.
The things I like to do is walk in the mountains with my 2 dogs, music (can't live without it) , reading blogs and scrapbooksites.
Not so long ago I discovered scrapbooking, but I am totally addicted already.
Love to bring colour in my pages, and some unexpected details.
Because of scrapping I see more colors and shapes in the everyday things.

Last week I decided to have fun making pages and not be afraid about what people think of it.
Because thats what scrapping is all about: have fun, be you!
Who cares or it is grunge, shabby, or whatever style you make.
As long as you feel happy with the result.

I feel very honoured to be in the design team here and I am looking forward to see all the beautiful pages you create!  http://swissdutchy8.blogspot.ch/

Hi, my name is Anna, but in virtual world I use my nick - wiosanka :-) I live in Poland, at the Baltic Sea. I'm a wife of georgeous man and mother of two crazy boys - Paweł (7) and Tomek (5). We spend much time together and we're rather sporty family. We ski in winter, swim and go on bike trips in the summer.

I scrap for over two years. At the begining I used to make lots of cards, but now I just love to make layouts and occasional albums. I love to work with pictures. The pictures of my family of course :-) Scrapbooking is my passion. I just can't live without papers, washi tapes, colourfull buttons and paint splashes. There is a black ink and the twine in almost each of my work :-)

Currently I'm a member of The Design Team of polish challenge blog Craft - Szafa, and now I'm deeply honoured to become a member of Another Freaky Scrappy Challenge Design Team :-) I hope you'll like my projects, and that my pages will give you many inspirations :-)
If you would see more of my work, please visit my blog: smakizycia-wiosanka.blogspot.com

Winners of the ribbon packs from Scrapbook Fantasies for February

Just getting around to announcing the winners of the ribbon packs from Scrapbook Fantasies for the month of February.

The winners are:

1 February Challenge:

15 February Challenge

Ladies, please send your mailing address to me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com and I will send them to Scrapbook Fantasies so that they can mail out your ribbon packs.

Friday, March 15, 2013

15 march 2013 sketch challenge ...

Time for another mid-month sketch at AFSC - here is our latest!!

Here's what our design team provided for this theme:

We thank Lindy for all her inspirational layouts.  This will be her last layout for AFSC.  
Lindy, we have enjoyed your distinctive style, and wonderful support!! Thank you so much for being a big part of what we are! We hope to see you play along with us whenever you have the opportunity.  You will always have a place on our design team if you wish!!!

Will be back soon!!!

Coming soon !!

You have until the end of the month at 10 EST to participate in our latest challenge!!!

We have some new members of the design team coming up soon!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

don't forget our design team call!!!

Don't forget that we are having a design team call that closes on the 10th of March at 11:59 PM EST!  You can find more details here.

Why don't you consider applying??  We are a friendly group who share successes and inspiration amongst each other, and are an easy going bunch of awesome ladies!

Monday, March 4, 2013

our freaking faves for february

Wow! What a lovely bunch of layouts were entered in our two challenges last month!  It was very hard to chose favourites!!

1 February 2013 Prompt Challenge

15 February 2013 Sketch Challenge

Congratulations - grab our fave blinkie if you wish for your blog!

We appreciate you and all our players on the blog, and are especially happy to see you return.  It's nice to see what everyone is doing regularly, and to see where else they play along for inspiration!

monday's mentions 4 march 2013

Wow - a lot of the ladies who design or play here with us at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge were mentioned for their work this past little while.

I took a peek over at Get Creative and a whole lot of our friends were winners over there in January!! They were:
Lizzy Hill
Mitra Pratt
Sandra Scott
Buffy Esser
Congratulations ladies!!

Also, Lizzy Crust was mentioned over at Feeling Sketchy for her work, and what lovely work she does!!

Not only that, but:
Sarah Groen,
Teresa Manchas and
Sue Smith 
were featured for their work for Sketch 85 at Sketchabilities

Meanwhile Sandra Scott was the spotlight feature for February over at Once Upon a Sketch.

Karen Barlow's  ‘Fun with Puns’ layout – Hole lot of fun, is featured in Scrappin’ Saturday for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.

Does the talent ever end from all you ladies??? So glad you girls are getting the recognition you so deserve!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

1 march 2013 scrapbooking challenge

Now here's a thoughtful and fun challenge:

What is on your "bucket list" - your list of items that you want to accomplish before you "kick the bucket".  If you have already made a layout on this subject and your list has not been updated - maybe you'd like to scrap about an item from your first list that you have already accomplished or that you want to elaborate on.

 Here's what our design team provided for this theme:

Will be back soon!!!

Busy creating