Friday, January 20, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #7 | VERONIQUE GAGNE

It's that time of the month that I get to introduce some new inspiration to you and today it's pretty amazing.  Our #7 International Guest Designer is Veronique Gagne.



I discovered Veronique when she entered our challenge a few months back and couldn't help but invite her to be a guest.  Her work is beautiful and the inspiration from this months moodboard is no execption.  I can't stop looking it.

So rather than just talking about it and Veronique, I'll let Veronique introduce herself.

"Hello everybody! 
My name is Veronique (Vero85 on the internet) and I'm from Montreal, Canada. 
I'm 31 years old and I live with my boyfriend of the past 12 years and our 2 cats.

I discovered scrapbooking 10 years ago and most of the time I create layouts (sometimes canvas too). 
I don't have a particular style as I like to explore but most of the time, my layouts are very vibrant and colorful! 
Right now I'm really into sprays, flairs and dies. I can't stop buying those things haha. 
This month's moodboard was really beautiful and challenging! It's my favorite kind of contest because I love seeing different interpretations of the same picture!

I've been on a couple of Design Team since my beginning and right now I'm part of the fantastic creative team of Accent Scrapbooking, a Quebec company where you can find lots of beautiful flairs.


You can find me on my blog: http://veroniquegagne.blogspot.ca or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vero85g/"

Now for Veronique's amazing layout....


And here are a few close ups...


Thank you so much to Veronique for guesting with Scrap the Girls.  Make sure you at least head over to her Instagram and check out her amazing work.  

Krisy xx


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HOME GROWN GUEST DESIGNER #7 | SKAI MITCHELL

This months Guest Designer burst on to the Scrapbooking scene with a style that was sure to get her noticed.  It grabbed my attention and I just love her work.  I am so excited to share with you this month the work of Skai Mitchell.


"My name is Skai and ive been making things pretty since I could hold a pencil. My art career began in Kindergarten when I began sewing roll call bags on my mother's ancient Husqvarna sewing machine. I studied art all through high school, and for my HSC did 3 unit Visual Arts, Photography, Graphic design and Ceramics and completed a Certificate 2 in Fine Arts at Tafe at the same time 'just for fun'.... l began Uni to be a Arts teacher. Life quickly got put on hold with a whirlwind engagement and pregancy and at 19 found myself a mother with a mortgage.... Fast forward 5 years and the birth of my second child, i found myself wandering into a scrapbooking store looking for glue and quickly was entranced by the pretty papers and embellishments. I began scrapping on and off, but struggled in my early years when Making Memories and 'clean' sticker styles were in vougue. My messy paint splatters, textures and darker imagery wasnt kindly embraced and I went quiet for a few years... In 2015 I went on a whim to a local retreat with Peta from Scrapbooking From scratch and found my 'tribe'.... all these ladies were into Mixed Media, art journalling and messy stuff and it re-ignited my passion again.. Today im fully emerced into mixed media memory keeping, im a self confessed over sharer and document all the good, the bad and the brutally honest parts of my life. I collect black cats and Tattoo's and when im not 'art-ing', I am a Family Daycare Educator to some amazing families and thier children. I live in Lake Macquarie with my 2 children Zane and Trinity-Jewel and my un-husband James (16 years latter and still engaged).... This layout is a personal one for me. I loved the bollywood beauty of it, but it was the title 'once i was lost' that drew me in... here ive used a pretty unflattering pic of me at 17.... dark circles and pale skin and empty eyes that hide the pain and torment I was going through at the time.... by that age id already lived 2 lifetimes and seen and done things ill never put to paper.... but then I found Art through an amazing teacher and it honestly saved me... then and again latter in life through scrapbooking... its plainer and simpler than most of my messy works, but in only a few elements conveys the story it needs to. Thanks for taking the time to read my little story and look and my work. Pop on over to my blog or Instagram and follow my journey there..."

Here is Skai's Layout



This is mixed media Scrapbooking Art at its finest. I'm sure you will agree Skai's art/scrapbooking envokes deep thoughts and feelings. I just love it.

If you would like to see more of Skai's work go check out her Social Media

Blog: http://urbanangelemporium.blogspot.com.au/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skaiblu82/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skaiblu82

Thank you Skai for Guesting this month. I'm sure we will see more of Skai around here at Scrap the Girls.

Have you linked up your layout yet?

Krisy xx

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

Hi, I was a bit slack last month and got caught up in the Christmas drama and forgot to announce Novembers winner so I am going to share both November and Decembers winners today.

First up NOVEMBER SKETCH WINNER:

SANDRA BRIMELOW  Even though these are colours that usually makes one cringe.  Sandra has done a fantastic job and of course nailed the sketch.

Thank you to Flutterby Designs for Sponsoring us in November:  Sandra PM me and I will hook you up with Anita to claim your prize.



DECEMBER WINNER

Drum roll....ELAINE STOTT
As soon as I laid eyes on this layout I was in love.  It has the balance of colour, mixed media and white space that we all try to achieve.  Elaine PM me via the Facebook page and I will get your prize sorted.


Thank you to Charms Creations for sponsoring us in December.  If you haven't ordered your Charms Creations make sure you head over to the store and place your order.



Thank you to everyone that played along with us in 2016.  I have things planned for our little blog this year that I hope you enjoy.

The link is now sorted for this months moodboard so make sure you link up or just share on the Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you come up with and to share with you the DT for 2017.  I am a bit excited.

Krisy xxx

Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! | JANUARY MOODBOARD CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!  2016 was a bit of fun and 2017 is set to be too.  In a few months I am going to become a "blood" aunty for the first time with my brother and his partner set to have a baby girl, I have two scrapbooking retreats planned and other things I am working on.  I am just a bit excited.  How is your 2017 looking?

This month is the last of our current design team.  The girls have done a fabulous job over the last six months and created some amazing inspiration for you all.  This month is no exception.  This month the moodboard is a bit of a challenging one but the layouts the girls have produced are absolutely beautiful.

Here is this months moodboard designed by DT Rikki.  I'd like to thank Rikki for taking time to put together all our moodboards and sketches over the last six months.  This next design team term we will be changing things up with the introduction of themed moodboard amongst the regular sketches and colour moodboards.  I can't wait to share them with you.



















This month's sponsor is Rainbow Splendour.  If you haven't got your hands on a little bit of the Rainbow I suggest you do.  I particularly love the wood veneer Chloe comes up with.  You can check it our via the Facebook Page.



As usual you can link up via the link on the Blog or head over to the Facebook page and add your entry to the wall.  Or better yet why not do both.  It's a great way to get some feedback and some lovely comments on you work.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month and I can't wait to introduce you to the new team starting next month.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #6 | LAUREEN WAEGNER

Good Morning Ladies!

This months international guest designer has been on my watch list for a long time.  She is young and she is extremely talented.  If your not following her already - go do it.  You won't be disappointed.  She has such a pretty style.  Please welcome Laureen Wagener!

Here's what Laureen has to say...
"Hi friends - before we jump over to the "Get to know that blonde girl from Germany" part I wanted to say that I am honored to guest here at Scrap the Girls! Krisy - thank you so much for asking me!


My name is Laureen, I am 22 years old and live in beautiful Germany. I did study Primary School Teaching until this February but had to take a break due to health issues and now will start school again for becoming a physiotherapist in April.

I love to scrapbook layouts as a part of relaxation but also lately for memorykeeping. Other than traditional layouts I am a cardmaking lover! I just love to give away a little smile in an envelope plus I have way too many stamps - I couldn't justify spending all that money and then never using them!

Mostly I do scrapbook pictures of my family and I, my best friend or my sister and her boyfriend, since I don't have kids.

This mood board kind of was a challenge while I tried to make something up for my layout. I really really like the gold and pink in it but don't use pink on my layouts too often, and if I do it is kept to a minimal.

I was inspired by the quote and so I had to use big paper sequins all over the page and sprinkled some gold in using gold glittery Thickers.

Thank you so much for having me!


xx Laureen"



And here is Laureen's take on the Moodboard

 How are those paper sequins!?!  I am just in awe of them.  Something I must try.  Here are a few close ups!



Here are Laureen's Links if you want to go and check out more of her work.

My ig : @madamerosenrotMy blog: http:www.madamerosenrot.blogspot.de
My pinterest : https://de.pinterest.com/madamerosenrot/

I know you will be blown away by such a young scrapper!

Thank you Laureen for Guesting with us this month your layout is beautiful as always.

Have you linked your layout yet?  If not there is still time.  Or you can just share it on the Facebook wall.

Krisy xx


Thursday, December 15, 2016

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #6 | MICHELLE GRANT

Half way through the month and it's time for some fresh inspiration...let me introduce to you this months Home Grown Guest Designer - Michelle Grant.


Michelle has quite an impressive resume here's a bit about her.

"I am a passionate creative who just loves pushing the boundaries and getting lost and messy in the creative process.
My 12 year creative journey includes teaching, working for Australian and International Design Teams, Published including layouts/ Articles/ OTP & Cards in magazines over 12 years. I was also privileged to be one of the Scrapbooking Memories Masters in 2015.
The last 3 years has seen my creative journey take a new turn down the road of Art Journaling/ Mixed Media, Art and Drawing. I love learning all these new creative avenues and love even more to teach them to others."


Here is Michelles Layout...

And here are a few close ups:




Once you look at it up close there is so much detail.
Here are Michelles Links if you want to check out more of her work:

https://www.facebook.com/MichelleGrantdesiGns

http://www.pinterest.com/michellejbg/

http://instagram.com/michellegrantdesigns/

http://au.linkedin.com/in/michellegrantdesigns

https://www.youtube.com/user/Michellejbg

http://michellegrantdesigns.com

http://shop.studiomdesigns.com.au


Thank you to Michelle for playing along this month.

Have you got your layout loaded up yet?  Remember you can now share it to the Facebook wall no blog required.

Krisy xx

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DECEMBER CHALLENGE | MOODBOARD

Hi Everyone,

The silly season is officially upon us as of today.  I know there are going to be plenty of Christmas themed scrapbooking challenges around this month so we at Scrap the Girls have decided to set a moodboard that hasn't got any hint of Red, White or Green! But it does have a pretty celebration vibe.

What do you think?
This is such a pretty moodboard and the design team has done a fabulous job creating this months inspiration.  


  


















This months sponsor is Charms Creations with a gift voucher to spend on any thing you like in store.  In the meantime make sure you go check out the store and get your Charms Creations for this challenge.


Thank you to everyone that applied for the most recent design team call.  I will be sifting through all the applications over the next few days and will be in touch with those that have been successful.

I will also be back in a few days to share last months Sketch winner so keep an eye out for that.  We also have some fantastic Guest Designers lined up for this month and those posts will be live around the 15th and 20th of the month.  Make sure you are following the blog so you don't miss out.

I hope you get a bit of scrapping time in amongst all the craziness of the season.

Merry Xmas ladies.

Krisy xx
AKA Popleopod.


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