Saturday, 16 December 2017

New 2018 Design Team Spotlight:


I am so excited for you to meet our new 2018 design team and get to know them a little better! We still have wonderful homegrown Australian girls but have added a fab mix of awesome talented ladies from all over the world! I so love the connections we can make through our craft. And here they are......





Hello my name is Helen Wallace and I’ve been a scrapbooker and card maker for over a decade. It’s my addiction and my therapy. Photography is also a passion; I like to capture the essence of the Grandchildren as they grow and change.
As the self appointed custodian of family history, I’m driven to tell the stories of the people in my scrapbooks, so that the richness of their lives is remembered.


My style is eclectic; I like trying new techniques, playing with stencils, texture paste, metal and chipboard, cut files, as well as flowers and bling.


I live in Adelaide, although I grew up in the country and a piece of my heart is still there.


I’ve been lucky enough to design for CSI, Meg’s Garden, Scrap Africa and currently for Scrapmatts, Stuck?! Sketches and Kraft+.
My work has been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Australian Scrapbooking Ideas and Scrap 365 (an English Magazine)




My blog is: http://www.texturesandtales.blogspot.com.au
Facebook: helen.wallace.165@facebook.com
Instagram: @shutterholic100










Hi, I’m Jackie, married with a 20 year old son, and we live in Birmingham, UK. I never imagined myself as being a creative person, but there must have been something that drew me to crafting and being creative, and I’m so glad that I found an outlet for this side of me in scrapbooking.

I’m a traditional 12x12 girl, but I do make the odd minibook, and I love to mix my album pages with different sizes of layouts. I find it allows me to document a little bit more of our lives, not just the big events.

I’m currently on the DT for Hey Little Magpie (a UK based online craft store) and also UK Scrap Addicts - which is a team of UK based designers who are showing the world that there are good designers here in the UK.

In 2016, two friends and myself formed a partnership called ‘Birds of a Feather UK’ we organises retreats and workshops in the West Midlands, UK. This as given me the opportunity to meet fellow crafters and share my love of scrapbooking by teaching at these events as well as teaching at other events in the UK.

Instagram: @jackiescraps






Hello! My name is Birgit and I was born in March 1978. Together with my husband and my 3 sons (born 1999 & 2009) I live in germany near the Dutch border.

In the spring of 2010, I designed a digital photo book about the first year of our twins. In search of new inspiration, I came across to so many gorgeous scrapbook pages on the Internet that I began scrapping digitally. This made me curious and ordered my first paper kit. In June 2010, I designed my very first paper layout. Since then, this hobby has become an integral part of my life. Scrappbooking is for me a balance of everyday life. In doing so, I can relax, let my thoughts run free or even completely switch off the "thinking machine" and even hold wonderful memories! ;-)

If you would like to know more about me or take a look at some of my works, then visit me:

Blog: http://www.scrapinfeacted.de
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bikra33/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/scrapinfeacted/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1GRp9l_I9MczrPBtixN2Q

I'm really excited about being a part of the team from "Scrap the boys"! And I´m looking forward to the next challenges.





I´m so excited to be part of Scrap The Boys challenge!

My name is Taru. My name is Jehkotar on Social Media! I´m about 50 years old and disability pensioner. I live in Rauma, Finland with my teenage sons Sami and Niko. I really love cats. We have four sweet cats.

On my works I really love bold colors, shapes, layers, stamps, stencil and dimension. I love use different mediums, but I also love make like “clean and simple”! Just like what mood I have when I crafting.

You can found me on social media…..

Blog http://jehkotar.blogspot.com

Instram https://www.instagram.com/jehkotar/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/jehkotar

Pinterest https://fi.pinterest.com/jehkotar/

I wishes great creative years 2018 for you!
Hugs, Taru






Hi everyone!
My name is Polina, I'm from Russia.
I have been scrapbooking for over twelve years and I still love it. What I love the most is to tell the stories on my pages!
I have daughter (14), two sons (10 and 3) and lovely husband.
I am very excited to be here and be able to inspire all of you


My Instagram @ulyanova.polina
My Blog polya-molya.blogspot.ru





Hi, I'm Caroline and I'm a 30-something scrapbooker from Canada. I have 2 children : a daughter (11) and a little boy (6 month) and they are 80% of time the subject of my layout. I love everything crafty, DIY, mixed media, scrapbooking etc. I describe myself as an techno addict, geek, a pug lover and coffee passionate. I'm very exited to be part of the Scrap the boys team.

blog : craftyjedi.com

instagram : @caroliiine86

youtube : www.youtube.com/c/craftyjedi

facebook : www.facebook.com/craftyjedi





I am the mother of two young adult children and grandmother of 4 (2 boys and 2 girls) who are the primary focus of my pages. I started scrapping back in 2007, I took a break later that year for about 6 months and have been scrapping every since. I find being creative very soothing and relaxing. I enjoy the fact that my children and grandchildren will have these precious memories to someday look back on way after I am gone. Allow me to share my journey with you.

Blog: http://scrappingeverydaylife.blogspot.com/

Instagram: MsBrenshevia







I am Melinda Sweetman and live in beautiful sunny Perth, Australia 😃
I am currently on the ScrappingClearly DT and also the Colour Blast Australia DT

Here are all of my social media links
Blog: www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com
FB page – To The Stars and Back: https://www.facebook.com/tothestarsandbackms/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m_sweetman/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsr3iyOFoYPK46t1imtGX7w

Bio:
I am surrounded by boys in my life and wouldn’t have it any other way! I have an incredibly supportive hubby (who often rolls his eyes and puts on a fake smile when called on!!) and 2 son’s, Jacob and Hunter. We also have a pet cat, Zeus and bunny, Olaf, who are also boys! We live near the coast in sunny Perth and love the place we are lucky enough to call home!

I am a bit of an everything crafter though my style lately has been mixed media and somewhat messy. I also PL, make cards and art journal. Oh, and you will occasionally see me with my copics out colouring up a storm! I love to take on challenges that push my creative limits and to just play with colour!






Hello my name is Sandra and I love working with mixed media and will use stencils, wet mediums, stamping, fabric, anything that will add a bit of texture to my layouts. My layouts usually combine mixed media with traditional, so paper, and journaling will also be in my work. However, I am not restricted to mixed media, and am quite happy to do a “traditional” scrapbooking styled layout. I usually let a photo, product or challenge guide me, and then I start creating.
I am usually scrapping family photos, but I also like to scrap travel photos, and have been dabbling with project life and art journaling. I like to search for things on Pinterest such as colour palettes, sketch ideas, layouts for inspiration.
I am currently on design teams for Scrap the Girls, Show Us Your Stuff, White with 1, CSI colour challenges, Charms Creations. I will be finishing up with some of these soon.
I have been married for 29 years, am a mother of 2 adult children, and a grandma to an 11 month old puppy. I live in Australia, and work as a Maternal and Child Health nurse. 

My blog link is: http://lamondedesandra.blogspot.com.au/
I am found on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandrabrimelow/
I am also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrabrimelow/






My personal style is morphing at the moment. It went from lots of negative space, to large background die cuts and mixed media. It's fun working from all those angles and playing with different things in my craft room.

Current DT:
International Scrapbook Garden (brand new kit company)
Studio Challenges
PDE Linky Party (mainly cards)
Give a Crafter a Cookie (mainly cards)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaperCuts4U/
I'm active at Scrapbook.com - Vivian Lake
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vivian_lake1/pins/
Blog: viviansdesk.blogspot.com








I live in the north of New Zealand and have been a scrapping addict for about 14 years :). My main subjects are my five beautiful grandchildren, still all under 5 years old. Thanks to iPhones I never have a shortage of photos and get them sent to me daily from snap happy parents! I love to try different scrapping styles, but I nearly always start with the photo as my focus and then look for supplies and a great challenge, such as Scrap the Boys!. You can see more of my projects on my blog here: 

http://patriciasue.blogspot.co.nz, on Instagram as suesmith7900 and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.nz/wwsue/my-layouts/



How awesome is this team!
We will be mixing it up in 2018 so watch out for up and coming news!

Thank you for stoping by and we all appreciate your ongoing support of Scrap the Boys.

xXx










Saturday, 2 December 2017

2018 Design Team!


We were so overwhelmed with the response to our recent DT call, there are so many talented scrappers out there that is for sure!

Again I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply.

Our team is lightly larger than previous as we had to have all these talented ladies.
This team consists of our homegrown talent here in Australia but we have also gone worldwide!
We have ladies from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, America, Canada, Russia and England.




And here is our wonderful design team members commencing in February 2018.


Helen Wallace 
Taru Jehkonen
Vivian Lake
Melinda Sweetman
Jackie Ashton
Brenshevia
Caroline Ducharme
Birgit K
Polina Ulyanova
Sue Smith
Sandra Brimelow
Rachel Lowe
Sue Plumb
Emma Zappone
Heikes Augenblick

Over the next few weeks we will introduce each designer so you get to know them!

Congratulations ladies and I know there will be some awesome boy creating in 2018.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Challenge - Christmas.......maybe!



Welcome to a new month and a new challenge!


Yes it is December but we do hope you will find some scrappy time to play along.

Your challenge is to take inspiration from this picture.

Some of us DT girls have stuck to the sketch and gone Christmas, however some of the DT girls have thought out side of the square and used the colours, or shape. Either way the layouts are gorgeous!






So lets start our reveal off with the amazing Sue Plumb!
























Emma Zappone



And here are our guest designers layouts:


Vivian Lake





Taru Jehkonen







Tanya Leigh Designz is our sponsor this month!

Make sure you check them out, wonderful scrappy goodness here!

www.tanyaleighdesignz.co.nz