Monday, February 20, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | JANUARY MOODBOARD CHALLENGE WINNER


My apologies for not posting this sooner, I forgot to hit publish!  It was tricky for some but there were some awesome takes on the January moodboard.

Here is January's moodboard winner.  Congratulations Judy Willey.


To see more of Judy's work head over to her blog.

Judy, if you can drop me an email popleopod@outlook.com or message me via the Facebook page I can arrange for your Rainbow Splendour Prize pack to be sent out to you.

Thank you to Rainbow Splendour for your support last month.
Make sure you link up or share your layout on the Facebook page to go in the running for this months prize from Kit The Habit.

Krisy xx

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #8 | EMMA ZAPPONE


Today we welcome our 8th Home Grown Guest Designer to Scrap the Girls.  This ladys style is multi faceted and of course Amazeballs.  She has a way with sketches that shakes things up and makes them her own.  Whether she is turning, shrinking or flipping, you can guarantee it will a fun and interesting layout.  This one is no exception.

Please welcome Emma Zappone!


Hi πŸ‘‹πŸ», I'm Emma and I live in the Clare Valley of South Australia with my hubby and 2 amazing boys. I've been living and breathing Scrapbooking for over 10 years now. I love a challenge and don't really feel I have a specific 'style' as I tend to scrap a little how I feel at the time. But in saying that I do love playing with embellishments....maybe sometimes a little too much 😝

How totally awesome to be asked to join 'Scrap the Girls' as a guest this month! Just a little bit exciting I can tell ya, cos these girls are fab!!


When I saw this amazing sketch my initial reaction was 😱multi photo😱 lol!! But then I thought I can interpret this to suit me and my style!! So, because I like flicking ink and paint around I squished the sketch and pushed it over to the side. Instead of filling the whole page. I wanted it to be bright and a little silly and my subject matter helped this process, these two are my gorgeous friends who were very happy to help me out 😜


'Awesome' the word is also my OLW for the year and I want to use it in as many of my creations this year, it's not just a word, it's the meaning and the believing of this word that I use so much. And I want to believe that what I do is awesome, but I want others to believe they are too!!


A big thanks to Krisy for asking me to be a part of 'STG'.....your awesome ☺
Em xx"





Here are the links to Emma's Media:

What did I tell you.  There is just so much to look at and it all works beautifully together.  Oh and you can totally still see the sketch, right!

Have you linked up yet?  I hope Emma has inspired you to have a go and see what you come up with for this months sketch.  

Remember you can always share it on the Facebook wall if you don't have a blog to link up.

Krisy xx

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 CHALLENGE | SKETCH "MORE THAN ONE"


Hi Again,

Now that I have introduced the NEW team, it is time to get down to business.  This month we are easing the girls in with a Sketch.  I have read a lot about people wanting inspiration on how to incorporate more than one photo on a page.  They want to tell the story as well as showcase more than one photo they have taken.  This is the sketch for you!  Plus I think this is the start of a great double page layout if that is your thing. Or you can just simplify it down and use one Photo....Remember its all about inspiration!

Here is the Sketch:


And this is what the team has come up with 





Kareen

This month we have an awesome NEW sponsor to Scrap the Girls - Kit the Habit.  A little embellishment kit club that is based on Facebook.  I personally love their little kits and they have a surprise pack just for us.... You will want to win it.  So make sure you link up your pages or add them to the facebook wall.  Oh, and head over and like their page.


Krisy xx

INTRODUCING 2017 DESIGN TEAM | FEBRUARY - JULY


Today I am introducing the NEW Design Team to you.  These ladies have been holding their secrets since before Christmas but today they can finally spill their guts!

I will post this months challenge later today along with all the inspiration from the NEW team.

This team is a mix of Traditional style paper scrappers with some cut files thrown in for good measure, there are some HEAVY mixed media girls and some fly by the seat of your pants eclectic scrappers.  I know that there is someone amongst this bunch that will inspire each of you.

So lets get on with it:

First I would like to welcome back to the team three ladies who are continuing:

Tammy Klinger

Michelle Stokes

Lucie FortΓ©

Blog: lepetitmondecreatifdelouann.blogspot.ca

Now the ALL NEW girls:

 Kareen Dion aka kjkareen






Sue Plumb

 Tamara Buckler aka tambuck


Instagram: tambuck

Pinterest: @tambuck

 Julie Pearce

Skai Mitchell

Sandra Brimelow


Oh, and of course there is me:

Krisy Podolak AKA Popleopod
Blog: http://www.popleopod.wordpress.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/popleopod
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popleopod
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcK_hMDQRd2pkCqznfMS8UA
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com

I am sure you are going to love the inpiration these ladies create each month.

Krisy xx

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

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