Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #12 | KIM ARCHER

So, time has gotten away from me this month.  I thought tomorrow was the 20th but nope, turns out it is today.  Today I have some more inspiration for you in the form of our Homegrown Guest Designer.  This month I invited a lady that is responsible for so much inspiration and we rarely see her actual work.  Curious how?  Well, this months Designer is responsible for JOT Magazine.  Please welcome Kim Archer to Scrap the Girls.



"Hey there Scrap the Girls ladies!
I'm Kim Archer, long time paper lover/memory keeper and publisher of Jot Mag. I'm a graphic designer and I've been involved in the paper craft industry since 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to have had lots of opportunities along the way including teaching for stores/online/retreats plus designing product, design teams, regularly creating content for scrapbooking magazines, being part of the For Keeps Elite Team and Scrapbooking Memories Masters Team and building several businesses along the way.
Today my focus is very much on continuing to build Jot as a brand by creating our digital magazine issues, speciality ebooks and working on our Jot blog.
Thanks Krisy for inviting me to be part of your challenge .. It was indeed a challenge as I rarely make scrapbook layouts these days BUT I'm still very much creating as I'm a huge fan of Project Life and I'm tackling the smaller sized 6x8 Project Life album this year which so far is working well for me. Am I all caught up? Nope! But I'm totally okay with that and happy to be adding in our photos and stories when I can!
For this challenge I freaked out at all the flowers on this sketch! I own barely any flowers! So I made my own from paper circles. The layout is 6x8 and will go directly into my Project Life album. I love mixing up full pages like this -- the chance to create some mini layouts -- amongst my pocket pages. Thanks again Krisy for inviting me to be a part of your challenge blog."

And here is Kim's take...


Here are some close ups too...



Thank you so much Kim for playing along with us this month. If you want to check out more of Kim here are all her links.


This layout and the flowers are perfect. The flowers had me stumped at the beginning too. Kim has a really clean style and its so pretty to look at. I hope it inspires you to interpret the sketch how you see it. The flowers don't need to be scary substitute them for something else...Remember its all about interpretation.

Make sure you link up your layouts via the blog or send them through via the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

Thursday, June 1, 2017

JUNE CHALLENGE - NAME THAT SKETCH


Hi Lovely Scrap the Girls Followers,

Today we are almost half way through the year.  This year has flown it's going to be Christmas soon so I hope you have all started your present shopping.  Don't leave it to the last minute. Can you tell I like to be prepared. LOL

Anyways, this month we have returned to a Scrap the Girls staple challenge the trusty sketch.  This one was prepared by our past DT member Rikki Grazini.  I haven't named it yet but I am open to suggestions, please leave your thoughts in the comments.  The winning comment will win a guest design spot later in the year.  Open to everyone so get your thinking hats on.  Here is the sketch.


And here are the DT's take on it.  There is a lot of rotating, and layers.

Sue





This month's lucky challenge winner will win a prize from Charms Creations who is wonderful enough to sponsor us this month.  Head over and check out her page on Facebook.


I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  I will be back later in the month to announce the winner.

Krisy xx

Thursday, May 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #11 | SANDERIJN DE BRUIN-MITTENDORF

A while back I asked out Design Team who inspires them and who they would like to see play along with us at Scrap the Girls.  This months International Guest Designer was one of the names that was suggested.  Please welcome Sanderjin de Bruin-Mittendorf to Scrap the Girls.
"Hi everybody, I am so honoured to be asked as guest designer this month!
I will tell a little bit about myself:

I am Sanderijn de Bruin, almost 40 years and mother of the best miracle ever in my life. I am married and live in The Netherlands. I am a parttime working mom.
 
I have been scrapping for almost 10 years now, but between 2011 and 2015 I hardly created anything, because the little one took all my time (and space) for a while.
 
In May 2015 we created a scraproom for me, and since then I love to be in my own little magical place, and I have created a lot!
I think, as an artist, you are always developing yourself. I am very curious about new products and techniques, I always want to try everything, and develop myself more and more.
 
My creative journey means a lot of trying out (and throwing away) but I love it when I discover new techniques and make it my own.
 
My style is not defined by one word only...I don't have any clue how to call my style, but I think it will be: elegant, balanced, colourful and eye for detail.
 
Creativity is a gift from God.
I hope I will be able to inspire others with my creations.

Thank you again for this honouring opportunity!

Love, Sanderijn"

Here is Sanderijn's gorgeous layout.



Now,  when I sent Sanderijn the challenge, I didn't specify that the photo had to be a mother. (I forgot Sanderijn can't read minds). I said it had to be something about a mother.  And this layout is about a mothers love.  So, really it is about a mother, just out side of the box.  Just the way we here at Scrap the Girls like it.

This is what Sanderijn had to say about her layout:
"The month May is the month where we celebrate mothers day.
For me this means something to treasure, because God has given me the most precious gift of all: a child...
In my situation particularly, it didn't happen 'just like that'.
I feel so very blessed, to have this beautiful little girl in my life, who makes my heart full of joy every day. And yes, motherhood is not always easy, believe me, but seeing her growing up, makes it all worth while...

Seeing this photo of her, sunlight on her hair, she almost looks like an angel... The only thing I want for her, is to grow up in peace, having a loving home, where she feels safe and free to follow her dreams...

The new collection Dreamscape from 7 Dots Studio is exactly the paper for pictures like these.
I really love the pattern of the paper and didn't want to do too much mixed media works on it, so I decided to create a soft, elegant and clean layout.
Because sometimes one picture says it all."

Here are a few more close ups:


This collection is just beautiful and Sanderijn has done such a wonderful job showcasing it and the photo of her gorgeous daughter.

Thank you Sanderijn for playing along with us this month.  Have you linked up your take on the challenge yet?

Krisy xx

Saturday, May 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #11 | AMY LITTLE

Today I am welcoming one crazy nut of a girl to guest as our Homegrown Designer.  Please welcome Amy Little.



Hellooooooo STG friends, Amy here your friendly neighborhood guest designer. I love creating and documenting SO I hope you are inspired to use those beautiful mummy photos. When I'm not trying to keep up with my 2 boys and future hubby. I create and run Scrap the Boys, I design for Bo Bunny, Colourblast AND I am a Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Master. I am so blessed to be guest designer this month and I hope you join in.
Follow me on these links.
Blog- http://amysmalldesigns.blogspot.com.au/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/amy_small_designs/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/amysmalldesigns/?ref=hl
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/amysmalldesigns/


Here is Amy's take on the challenge:
When I asked Amy to play along this month, I knew it would be a challenge for her being a mum of boys but I think she nailed it. How about you?

Thanks Amy for playing along with us this month. 

Have you linked up your challenge entry yet. Remember we have two prizes up for grabs this month thanks to our sponsors:


Remember, you can always link up via the Facebook page and send your entries there.

Krisy xx

Sunday, May 14, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER - APRIL MOODBOAD CHALLENGE WINNER


Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick share today to announce the winner of last months April Moodboard Challenge.  It was a close one the Design Team had 2 clear favourites but the winner is...

Barbara Turner


You can see some close ups and more of Barbara's work on her blog here.

Barbara if you would like to message me via the Facebook page I will arrange for your UmWowStudio pack to be sent to you.

Thank you to UmWowStudio for sponsoring us last month.  Make sure you head over and check out their store.



Thank you to everyone who played along with us last month.  There were some really awesome layouts and it is great to see so many people playing along.  Remember if you don't have a blog, you can still play along by sending your layout to us via the Facebook page.  Just pop it up on the wall!

There is still heaps of time to play along this month.  Remember there are a few "rules" this month so make sure you check out the blog post to find out more.

Have a great day!

Krisy xx

Monday, May 1, 2017

MAY CHALLENGE | "MOTHER" INSPIRATION MOODBOARD

Hi Everyone, The first of the month is here again. A day all scrapbookers enjoy as they hop from blog to blog looking at all the new challenges for the month.  Here in Australia Mothers Day is celebrated in May.  So this month the challenge is all about that special title "Mother".  There is a little moodboard that goes along with the challenge but ultimately there are two rules.  

#1.  The lady featured must be a Mother of some sort. It can be your mum, step-mum, adoptive mum, your husbands mum, your friend, your cousins friends sister or even you.  You can be an actual mum to a human child, a mum to a fur baby, a reptile baby or any other baby you have.  You can interpret the criteria how you like.  Remember the definition of a mother as described in the Urban Dictionary (this was my favourite definition): "The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because mom's always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she's just looking out for your best interests."

Rule #2: No boys in the photos.

Here is the moodboard to get you thinking:

This challenge inspired the Design Team very differently.  Here are their takes on the challenge:





This months sponsor is Cocoa Vanilla Studio!  

  
If you have been living under a rock and have no idea who Cocoa Vanilla Studio are go check them out.  Here is the link. CVS also have a Facebook Community sharing inspiration, I'd definitely recommend you go have a look and be inspired. So, if you are keen for some CVS goodness make sure your link up or send your layout to the Facebook page to be in the running.

May is my anniversary for taking over Scrap the Girls so as a BONUS we have another sponsor this month Kitaholics Kits.  Kitaholics Kits are fairly new company on the Scrapbooking scene so if you haven't heard of them, go check them out.



I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #10 | STEPHANIE BUICE

Today's International Guest Designer I have followed for a long while on Instagram and I was so excited when she agreed to play along with Scrap The Girls this month.  Please welcome Stephanie Buice.

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am thrilled to be here as a guest at Scrap The Girls. A little bit about myself and why I love scrapbooking. My husband and I live in Alabama with our 5 year old son Brady (If you follow my work at all I’m sure you know all about him), I love being a stay at home mom and getting to work here is a dream. I have been a crafter since the day I could cut with my first scissors, but involved in the industry since about 2010. Not only have I met some of my best friends this way but also have found a fun creative outlet. Thanks for having me and I hope you’ll enjoy what I have to share!




As you can probably tell, the colors of the mood board was really the main inspiration for my layout. I love the blues and teals and really wanted them to be represented well in my project. Another thing that really stood out to me was the light and airy feel of the challenge photos. The sea glass and ocean waves made me thing of vellum so I knew I also wanted to include that in some way. For my layout I cut strips from different patterned papers in the color scheme and glued them to the top and left side of my layout. Then I added in my layers and photos as well as my title and a few embellishments. My journaling was the finishing touch and I called it done! Thank you for having me here today!

I am sure you can agree that Stephanie's layout really captures the moodboard.

Make sure you link up to be in the running for this months awesome prize pack from UmWow Studios.

Krisy xx

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