Friday, March 24, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #9 | LAURA WHITTAKER

Today I have an International Guest Designer that I am sure we all have a few of her Sketch designs pinned on Pinterest.  This lady knows her layouts and this one is no exception.

Please welcome...Laura Whittaker.

"Hello! My name is Laura Whitaker; I live in Ontario, Canada in a tiny lakeside community with my husband. We have three sons, two of which are grown and live on their own and one that is at home with us. My passion for scrapbooking and papercrafting began about fifteen years ago and is still going strong! Through scrapbooking, I feel I can accomplish two things; a family memory album (or many) and an outlet for my creative side. I love that this is such a social hobby and feel blessed to have made many friends through scrapbooking. I love layers of patterned papers, embellishments of any type, creating sketches and playing with my Silhouette software. I am thrilled to be guesting here at Scrap the Girls! You can find more of my creations my blog here: http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.com/"






How is your layout coming along for this months challenge.  We all have a "Selfie" or two floating around.  Make sure you link up to go in the draw for a prize pack from this months sponsor - 2Crafty Chipboard.


Remember, you can always share your layout on the Facebook wall if you don't have a blog.

Krisy xx


Monday, March 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #9 | ANGUREE JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

This month's Homegrown Guest Designer is some one who's work really makes an impact.  When you see her stuff it makes you go WOW!

Please welcome Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg to Scrap the Girls.


"Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am super excited  to be guesting and playing along with you this month. 

I am married to an wonderful guy and live in Darwin, part of Australia's tropical north. We have no children except for a very spoiled Chocolate Labrador.
Fun fact: I love to travel but sometimes my all responsible self gets left behind at home and the crazy 6 year old within me comes along... On one holiday I have bungee jumped with both a pushbike and a scooter. Why, you may ask me? 😮 Uhmm I  wanted the photo... 😉😜

I  started scrapbooking more than 10 years ago but things really only started to click in place late 2013. I had the opportunity to meet some fabulous ladies in our scrapbooking world whose classes I attended and who all guided me in their own special way.  They encouraged me and gave me the tools, knowledge and opportunities to develop and find my true style. I don't know if I found it as yet but what I can tell you is that it's a natural and ongoing process. If you just let go and allow yourself to be you,  your style changes itself. The most important thing is to enjoy what you do and not to limit yourself by creating rules and barriers in terms of what you think you can do or what you should be doing.

Let me give you an example, when I started scrapbooking I said: "I don’t see why someone would go through the effort to make a whole layout just to include one tiny photo... " uhmmm well look who is using little photos now. Another example, I said: " I am a scrapbooker, I don't make OTP projects, they just gather dust and neither am I a cardmaker, I can't think in such small formats... " Urgh really ? Yeah famous last words because I lived to regret them. Thankfully I learned as time went by and discovered that my layouts dont fit in albums so it's no different than doing OTP projects.  I also found a love for making ATC's and cards. 

I really hope my story encourages you to challenge yourself and explore the things that you never thought you would or could do. Whether you like clean paper based layouts or mix media,  I want to encourage you to  go and try something different and just give it a chance. You never know what could happen.

Now enough about me, surely you want to get to the fun stuff right? I think you would agree that this month's challenge is totally cool. I have to say I was a little bit worried about the selfie bit. You know when other people takes selfies it looks so awesome but when you do it just looks well... dumb? Well that's me but my gorgeous cousin is one of those girls who have mastered the art of selfies. She just gets it right every time and creates these super model photos just by kidding around and having bit of fun. 
 I  wanted to capture her funky but all so elegant style so I decided to use blue splats in the background.  To do this I simply mixed a bit of Duke coloured Colour Blast Shimmer powder and stamped it on using a clear plastic wrapper. Berdine also loves her bling so naturally I had to add in a bit of blingy ScrapFX chippy and  steel Coulour Blast paste. To make it pop and add that feminine touch I used tulle, tiny roses and a die-cut in a similar colour as her lip gloss. Quick and simple ☺"  

Here is Anguree's take on the challenge:


Material list: Watercolour Paper - Kaszazz, Cardstock - Kaszazz, Chipboard - Scrap FX,  Stamps - Scrap FX, Darkroom Door, Ksszazz, Colour Blast Shimmer Powder, Colour Blast Paste, tulle, Silver pen - PILOT, Sticker Strips - Flutterby Designs, tulle, paper flowers.

Social Media links 




Thank you Anguree for taking time to play along with us at Scrap the Girls.

So what do you think?  Have you got your Selfie photo printed yet?  Get on it and make sure you share it.

Krisy xx

Friday, March 3, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | FEBRUARY 2017


Last month there were a number of awesome entries.  For something a little different I put it to the DT to vote for a winner.  It was pretty much a clean sweep.  

This months winner is...


Before you say but she is international...Kit the Habit have kindly offered to cover international postage.  Heike you are in for a real treat.

Thank you to everyone else that played along last month.  The team and I really enjoyed the different interpretations of the sketch.  Remember it is all about inspiration.

Heike, if you message me via popleopod@outlook.com or the Facebook Page, I will get your details off to Kit the Habit and your prize in the post.

Rememer to load your #Selfie layouts to the linky or via the FB page.

Krisy xx

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MARCH CHALLENGE | "FIRST, LETS TAKE A #SELFIE!"

Hello Autumn.   I can tell you I am so ready for winter this has been one long hot summer here in Queensland.  We are almost a quarter of the way through the year already, can you believe it.

Today I have a new challenge to Scrap the Girls.  It is a "Theme".  There is a moodboard you can use it if you like but this challenge is all about the theme.  So, for this month the challenge is called "First, Let's Take A #Selfie".  Yep, you guessed it.  It's all about the Selfie.  We all have them filling up our camera rolls.  I can't wait to see what you share.


Here is some Design Team inspiration for you:















This month we have an awesome prize pack from 2crafty Chipboard for the lucky winner.  Make sure you link up via the Linky or add it to the Facebook wall.


Krisy xx

Friday, February 24, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #8 | TINA WALKER


Today, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you todays' International Guest Designer.  This lady I know will inspire a lot of you as she is not just fluent in Scrapbooking.  She is a wonderful Artist and I encourage you all to go check out her work.  It will blow you away.

Please welcome Tina Walker.



Tina Walker is a lover of all things creative.  By day, she directs the International Trade Department for a major footwear retailer and creates in her spare time. Art is an outlet that allows Tina to keep her sanity and is a retreat from her daily career responsibilities. Her latest creative passion is all things Mixed Media, including Art Journaling, Assemblage, and Fabric Art.  Tina believes in the manta, ‘Embrace Imperfection’.  Imperfection is perfection for the artist.

You can find Tina's Work on the links below.



Thank you Tina for creating this darling layout for Scrap the Girls.  I hope that you get a chance to have a look at some of Tina's work and that it inspires you.

Make sure you have linked up your pages or loaded them to the Facebook page.  This month prize is from Kit the Habit and if you haven't had one of these kits before make sure you get your hands on one they are awesome!

I can't wait to check out your layouts this month.

Krisy xx




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 👋🏻, 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

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