Welcome !!!!!
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, November 16, 2015

guest designer Alicia O'Bryant ...

We are so happy to have Alicia O'Bryant as a guest designer this month :)

Hi, I am Alicia O'Bryant, a mother and wife who also works full time as an office manager.  I have been crafty since childhood.  I owned a jewelry crafting business for over 20 years and have been paper crafting for almost as long.  I enjoy the city of life of Cincinnati, Ohio where I have lived for 18 years.   I love to scrapbook as well as create cards and mixed media projects.  

Here is Alicia's take on our challenge ...

september freaking faves ...

Love love our entries for September - here are a few that caught our eye:

Jane is a fave and the winner of our die-cuts :)

Could you all please contact me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com with the subject line September winners AFSC ?  Thanks so much for playing along - love to see everyone's entries :)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

guest designer tone jensen ...

So honoured to have Tone Jensen as one of our guest designers this month :) - Tone's work always catches my eye, and completely captures my interest when I start to unravel all the layers and techniques she uses in her work.

My name is Tone K. Jensen and I live in Norway under 20 minutes drive north of the capital Oslo. I am 47 years old live with my husband and son (15 years old). I also have a stepdaughter (30 years old). 

I've always taken pictures and put them in albums, but  I have been scrapping since 2004. The last two or three years I have also started making cards and I have relatively recently start with PL pages. I guess I am one of few that scrap everything and chronologically. But I love it, although I have only come to 2007 J (With PL everything goes much faster though).
Scrapping is my way to retrieve energy and relax.

I do not know if I have any special style and if I have I do not quite know what category it falls under. I'm very fond of using stencil and mist and make LO with layers.

Otherwise I use far too much time surfing around in the blogworld, but that's where I get inspiration.

 Here is Tone's  interpretation of our challenge:

Thank you so much Tone for joining us this month. It has been wonderful working with you!!

Stay tuned to see winners of our challenges for September and October posted soon!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

november 2015 challenge ...

Our challenge for the month of November is :

Close your eyes and blindly grab 3 items from your stash and incorporate it into a layout. You may use other items, and you may re-colour your items, but incorporate all 3 items into the layout.  I really liked this challenge - and I will do it again :).

We welcome you to incorporate our challenges with any otherchallenge. So play anywhere you want with the same layout :).

You are welcome to scrapbook pages of any size, or to art journal, paint, create cards, mixed media, or off-the-page work.  

This month's winner will be receiving some lovely embellishments in the mail!!

Here's what the design team came up with :)

Have a lot of fun!!!!