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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!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

15th sketch 15 december 2011

One of our dear designers, Sandi Taloumis sends her apologies, but she is unable to participate with us for a while.  Sandi has had some surgery and will be out of commission until sometime in the new year.  I sure am missing her friendly demeanour, and her AWESOME layouts.  She'll be back as soon as she is able to!!

Here is our sketch for this challenge:



A very simple sketch, wide open to interpretation.  We ask that there is some resemblance to the sketch in your design.


Further - scrap a favourite recipe – use a photo of the item if you can or wish to. Make sure the recipe is included on the layout!!




Are you ready yet for Christmas?????








Monday, December 12, 2011

monday's mentions 12 december 2011

Sarah Groen was a winner over at Stuck Sketches this month - congratulations Sarah!!!

Nadia Cannizzo and Patrice were faves at Sketchy Thursdays.

My friend Lee Schertzing received this amazing package of ribbon from 217 Creations a couple of weeks ago.  I just had to share the photos:




Friday, December 9, 2011

announcing our latest guest designer nadia cannizzo!!!!

Wow - I've recently met Nadia Cannizzo since she has begun playing along with this blog, and am just loving her work.  I am quite thrilled that she has accepted to guest DT with us and offer all of us inspiration with her distinct style!! Here is a little more about Nadia in her own words!!




My name is Nadia Cannizzo, and I live in Sydney Australia. I was born and raised in Greece and moved to Australia when I was 11. I am a mummy to 2, much loved and much wanted little girls and I have been married to my husband for the last 12 years. I am a Primary School teacher and have been teaching for about 11 years. I have been scrapping/papercfrafting officially for just under 2 years now and in March of 2011 I started my own challenge blog called Once Upon A...Sketch. At present I am on the Design Team for an Australian online store called Handmade By Suzanne. I am SO excited to be here and THANK YOU so very much Anne for inviting me.
Here is my blog: Just My Scrapping World


Something uplifting ...

I have always loved this - I think it is the same one I posted on my personal blog last year.  Enjoy it ladies!! It will put a smile on your face for sure!! And no, I get no kickbacks from Scrapbook.com, lol.  They don't even supply me with their gift certificates for the blog ... it is simply uplifting, especially if you love to scrap like we do!




fave fridays 9 december 2011

My friend Lee Schertzing sent me a couple of links to share today with you all.  Here are a couple of her favourite scrapbooking links this week:

How to make a 3D Pinecone (217 Creations)


Freebies to download at Jack and Cat Studio


The freebies are Christmas ephemera at a high resolution - very useful indeed and GORGEOUS!!

Thanks so much Lee!! You are a doll!!

... and speaking of 217 Creations and gorgeous - stay tuned on Monday when we post Monday's mentions and show you some photos of some GORGEOUS ribbon that they sent to Lee one day a few weeks ago.  What a freaking bonanza!! You've got to see it.

Have a great weekend - never be shy to post links you like in the comments section on Fridays, or send me fave links at anne.pennington@xplornet.com - just mention fave fridays in your subject line.  Even if your fave link is your own blog - post away!! We love to share here, and we'd love to see your stuff.






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

shining stars on the seventh - 7 december 11

Julie Jeavon's daughter Siobhan is just as artistic and crafty as her Mom!! Here is a recent example of her work:


Loving the tags and the card!!!  You have used great colours and embellishments, Siobhan.  The Christmas pressies and tree ornaments are making me in the mood for Christmas!!! Awesome work - I really hope that I see more of it!! Thanks so much for sharing!



Monday, December 5, 2011

freaking faves for november 2011's challenges

Wow - there were so many awesome entries for the challenges this month, that we had a very hard time choosing the faves.  But there was only one winner of the gift certificate, and she was chosen as a lucky number blindly by my son Chris. The winner of the gift certificate was Lizzy Hill.  Lizzy - e-mail me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com and I will see about having your gift certificate e-mailed to you! Lizzy had two chances to win this month, as she played along with both challenges.

Now the faves :

November 1st challenge








November 15th challenge:










Congratulations, ladies, and thank you so much for joining in on the fun with us!!! Feel free to take our fave blinkie and feature it on your blog!!

monday's mentions 5 december 2011

Donna O'Leary has been on a roll - she was a fave at Scrapbookers Anonymous and she won a challenge at Nz Paper Chase.

Nadia Cannizzo was a fave at Sketchy Thursdays.

Were you mentioned anywhere this week?  Please let us know in the comments below. 

You can also let us know before Monday of any week so that we can put your name in our blog posting for monday's mentions.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

1 december 2011 prompt challenge

Wow - the 1st of December - Christmas is coming ....

Our challenge this time around is to scrap a treasured Thanksgiving memory for you, DO NOT USE THE COLOUR ORANGE anywhere in the layout. Ha ha!! If you do not celebrate Thanksgiving – how about scrapping what you are thankful for, or why not scrap a family reunion or gathering????

Here are some contributions from some members of our lovely design team - and no, that is not orange in my layout - it is a salmony pink and yellow from Sassafrass!:



and me :)