Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing our third International Guest Designer.  When I contacted this lady I was a bit hesitant.  She is busy, she is international and what would she care that I am looking for Guest Designers for my little Australian based online challenge blog.  I hesitated before I hit send on the email but then thought was what have I got to lose?  She can just say no right?!  Within minutes I had a reply.  And thankfully she was excited to play along.  So today I am so excited to share with you - DeeDee Catron.  I have been watching DeeDee for a while now on Instagram and Facebook and maybe, probably have a little bit of a girl crush.

Who is DeeDee? She is a mixed media artist, instructor and designer from Las Vegas, USA.  She is the Owner/Creative Director of UmWowStudio, the Marketing and Artistic Director for Viva Las VegaStamps! and a Product Designer for 7 Dots Studio.  Her work is just stunning and I am so glad she is here with us today.

Here's what DeeDee had to say and her Layout:

"I am so super excited to be here with you today -- Scrap the Girls is such a fun and inspiring challenge.  I loved dedicating a page to just my art sister and me.  I chose to take a super artsy approch to this 12x12 using Gelli Arts and Range Ink / Dina Wakley printed papers, UmWowStudio chipboard, Liquitex, Golden and Blick mediums and more"

Oh and here are some close ups...

My artistic goal is to be able to create messy scribble writing as awesome as this.  

Yet again we have a totally different take on the sketch. I told you it was a good one and everyone has seen it differently.  Make sure you load your take on the challenge to the link up to win one of the elusive D-lish Scraps Just Add Paper Packs.

Krisy xx

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Home Grown Guest Designer #3 - SEPTEMBER 2016 FIONA PALTRIDGE

If you follow my blog you will know I am a very big Fan Girl for Fiona Paltridge.  So when I asked her to be the #3 guest design for Scrap the Girls and she said "yes", I was so freaking excited.

If you have been living under a rock and you don't know who Fiona is then here's a bit about her from the lady herself....

"I have always been an artistic person. Even as a child, I remember some of the most exciting gifts I received being a paint set and some aquarelle colour pencils. I’ve been blessed my whole life to be surrounded by encouraging and inspiring women, my mother and grandmother, who were artists themselves and always encouraged me to explore my artistic dispositions. Only recently have I discovered the online world of art sharing, tutorials and social pages for inspiration. I was very keen to join this world of so many amazing and varied artists and so, as an avid scrapbooker, I entered challenges and applied for design teams and in no time at all, I was completely absorbed in the design environment and enjoying meeting and chatting on line to so many talented people from all around the world. Each and everyone of them has supported my growth to where I am today. It has been such a breath of fresh air for me. Coming from a small country town in Australia where the focus is primarily on sporting accolades not artistic success, I finally found an avenue to reach out to like minded people with ease. I am so honoured and proud to be a part of such an innovative collaboration of art and artists around the world. Enjoy your journey and strive for more adventure xx"

And here is Fee's awesome take on the layout...

I love all this mixed media that this sketch has inspired.  Thank you Fee for Guesting for us. 

Krisy xx

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Hi Everyone....I know it's only the 8th of the month, I'm not sure if it is just me but it seems like September is just flying. I just realised that I hadn't posted last months winner. (I like to have this done by the 5th - just so you know).

 Well, the "blue" moodboard proved very popular and there were some pretty awesome entries. Even a few Pocket Pages which is nice. Pocket pages are scrapbooking and feel free to be inspired and load your entries in when we have a moodboard challenge. I don't think they quite work with sketches :)

So, let's get on with it...August's Moodboard Challenge winner of the $25 Colour Blast Australia Voucher is .....

Barb Turner

I love the use of the bold patterned paper and the mixed media.  Not to mention the photo strip.  I see so many people ask how to scrap these.  Well this is it!

Barb please message me via the Facebook page or email popleopod@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thank you to Colour Blast Australia for supporting Scrap the Girls last month.  It is greatly appreciated.  If you haven't tried Colour Blast yet head over to the online store and pick some up.

Don't forget to link up for this months Sketch challenge.  I can't wait to see how everyone interprets it.

Happy making stuff.

Krisy x

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Hello Scrap the Girls Fans,

Spring has sprung and this month we have a fantastic sketch that Rikki and I collaborated on and put together for you.

It is open to so much interpretation and the Design Team has created some amazing layouts all very different.  I love seeing what everyone comes up with.

This months sponsor is D-lish Scraps with another of the exclusing Just Add Paper Kits that can be so hard to get a hold of.

To be in the running make sure you link up your layouts via the link.

I can't wait to see your layouts.  I have two fanstastic guest designers up this month.  I can't wait to share their take on this sketch.

I will be back later in the week with last months Moodboard winner.

Happy making stuff
Krisy xx

Saturday, August 20, 2016


This month's Guest Designer I have followed her on Instagram for some time and her work is pretty AMAZING.  She has a very distinct style that includes lots of layers and that has lead her to being a team member of some pretty fantastic Design Teams including Hip Kit Club.  I would like to introduce to you Terhi Koskinen.

I ask all my Guest Designers to send me a little bit of a bio and this is what Terhi says about herself:
"I'm a scrapbooker from Finland. Mother. Wife. Dog owner. Friend. Sister. Daughter. Horseback rider. I'm a papercrafter with lots of inspiration and addiction to make beautiful things.
Scrapbooking is more than a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle - it starts with grabbing a photo and ends when I get my creation where I wanted. And then it starts again. Surrounding myself with pretty things and my family is how I want to live my life.
My creations are filled layers, straight lines, and techniques I want to try out. My biggest passion is to make scrapbook layouts, but sometimes I'm inspired to alter some daily used objects.
Find my blog at http://tellimaria.blogspot.fi, there's links to my, Facebook and other social media channels!"
And here is Terhi's take on Rikki's Moodboard.

 And here are a few close ups:

Monday, August 15, 2016


Well, it's the middle of the month and you know what that means...It's time to share our Homegrown Guest Designer for August.  This month's Homegowner is a lady that I have been lucky enough to actually meet in real life and she is just as freaking awesome and cheeky as she appears to be through her art.  She is a very busy mum of two that has her own scrapbooking business, Flutterby Designs.  I am pleased to welcome Anita Rodway.

"So you know you're an artist if you go through a glue stick faster than a lipstick!? Well that's me!!  Hello, I'm Anita.  Graphic Designer / Full-time mummy to one boisterous 4 year old boy and a beautiful 1 year old girl (enjoying every bit of it!!)  & married to my best friend, Chris.  We live in Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia.  My love of art started at a young age and I had chosen my career pretty early.  I have always loved mixed media and the design process.  Never shying away from getting my hands messy.  I am lucky enough to say the quote "Do what you love, love what you do" applies to me.  I started scrapbooing about 10 years ago and I haven't stopped.  I have however since forgotten other basics live vacuuming, cooking etc - but we get by LOL.  Paper and paint are like therapy to me.  It calms me & satisfies my arty desires.  I have been on numerous Design and Creative Teams.  I am curretnly designing for Flutterby Designa dn Show Us Yout Stuff (Yay!!)  I've had layouts plublished in magazines such as Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbooke Creations and Jot Magazine,  I have made many friends and met some awesomely talented people through scrapbooking that inspire me everyday.  I am truly grateful to have met them all.  My blog: http://anitarodway.blogspot.com.au/"

And here is Neet's take on this months Moodboard...These are totally her colours.

Neet's style it all about layers and paint.  She just nails it everytime.


What do you think?  I love that there is so much to look at and every time you look you see something different.

I will be back in a bit with our International Guest Designer for August.  She is from Finland and has a very distinct style.  Any guesses?

Thursday, August 4, 2016


This sketch proved to be very popular for everyone to just follow as it was. There were a few that tried to change it up or flip it but the majority just kept it as it was.  It was an easy sketch to follow and just as easy to make it your own without too much work.  Thank you to everyone that linked up.  I was just blown away by the entries this month.

The winner of the July sketch challenge is.... Ros Coutts!

As soon as I lay eyes on this layout, I was transported to the seaside.  The freshness of the salt air and cool summer breeze.  I am not a lover of summer usually but this layout had me wishing for summer to hurry up!

Ros if you can send me an email to popleopod@gmail.com I will arrange with Ev from Scrapbook Boutique to get in touch with you to claim your prize.

A massive thank you to Scrapbook Boutique for sponsoring Scrap the Girls last month.  I appreciate it so much.

In the meantime, have you planned your entry for this months Moodboard challenge?  Don't forget to link up or share it on the Facebook wall.

Happy making stuff
Krisy xx

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