Friday, August 1, 2014

OUR AUGUST SPONSOR IS : ARTIFIED


Our generous sponsor for August is ARTIFIED  - have you been to Melissa's store??  She has a fabulous mixed media online store and she also runs mixed media classes from her bricks and mortar store.  Check out the details on her website. Melissa has some amazing mixed media teachers coming to teach in September!  Melissa has generously donated a $20 voucher to spend in her incredible store!

We will have another two small prizes these will be goodies from my Stash!!   

So we have 3 prizes up for grabs this month!  


I cannot wait to see your creations!

Until next month, happy creating

Marelle and the STG Team



PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW CT AND WELCOME BACK SOME "OLD" TEAM MEMBERS!!

I am pleased to announce the new Creative Team here at STG!!


First we have Lisa Oxley joining us


Hello Scrappers  I'm Lisa Oxley.  I have been creating stuff for 30 yrs and for the last 12 years, my passion has been concentrated on scrapbooking and mixed media. I write for Scrapbooking Memories as a creative team member and create monthly for White With One and Gauche Alchemy. I am stoked to be returning to create for Scrap the Girls,as it was the first place I created as a creative team member many moons ago.




Next up we welcome Rikki Graziani  




Hi my name is Rikki Graziani aka Prissy B1tch (a nickname that was given to me out of love from my girlfriends and has stuck).
I have been scrapbooking for over 12 years but really got into after my first son was born in 2002. I have been madly obsessed by scrapbooking for almost half of my life. I never thought that a hobby that I took up as a teenager would still be fulfilling as an adult, but I continue to be inspired day after day. My children Tristan (11), Ethan (9) and Amelia (4) and I have been trying to make more effort in stepping in front of the camera, and to DH (Scott) disgust doing the same with him!!!
2011 marked my first offer of a place on a design team (LSS), and I am very blessed to be able to share this craft will all the great people I meet. Scrapping has become not just a community but almost a sisterhood - a way to share and bond. Let's just say I get far more from scrapping than beautiful layouts.
My style is an ever changing one, I am naturally arty, I like to try a number of different styles and techniques, I don’t think I have a particular style, as I scrap nearly every photo that I have, (I must say that when I first started scrapping girl pages it was hard to wrap my head around but now I am very proud, that I can do them). I also scrapbook because I love photography and like the idea that future generations will get to know me through my pages.



Next we welcome Fiona Johnstone




Hi! My name is Fiona Johnstone and I live in Sydney with my two children Zane and Lily, who are my constant source of scrapping inspiration.

I went along with some friends to a beginners scrapbook class back in 2005 whilst pregnant with Zane and loved it, but didn’t get right into it until after Lily was born in 2007. My style is constantly changing as I love to try new techniques, but I try to keep my photo’s as the main focus and always use them as the starting point for creating my layouts.  I have been fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Creations & Scrapbooking Memories magazines.

I am currently on the Design Team for All About Scrapbook. I am thrilled to be a part of the Scrap the Girls team.


Next we welcome Anita Bownds


I’m a stay at home mum
I live in a small town called Maryborough (Qld)with my husband and our three girls
I’ve been scrapping since 2001 
When I’m not in my craft studio creating I’m playing with my camera working on my photography skills and enjoying family time
I love creating everyday ..
I’m currently on a few design teams Scrap FX , Sassy Scrapper and Kaisercraft


Next up we welcome Ros Madley


I discovered scrapbooking about 7 years ago after going along to a crop a friend was holding. Scrapbooking was the last thing I thought I would ever want to do. Ten minutes in, I was hooked. At the time though I had no idea I would go from needing a little box to store my goodies, to wanting my own table, to buying a set of storage draws, to needing my own room.

For me scrapping is all about a creative outlet. I do it because I love to play with paper and paint and gorgeous things. I’ve made cards, off the page items and canvases, but my love is a simple 12 x12 page. My style swaps and changes. I love doing a mixed media page with lots of texture and mediums and at the same time I love creating clean looking pages. As long as there’s lots of layers, it’s my style. I have been trying a little bit of Project Life. I think I’m up to August last year so I have a massive catch up.

I’m so very excited to be part of this team and can’t wait to start sharing my creations.



Next we welcome Alison 


"Hi! My name's Alison but everyone calls me Alz. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my hubby and our Kelpie x Heeler, Bear. I'm a mixed media scrapper who loves texture, 'getting my mess on', and experimenting with 'stuff'. When I'm not scrapping I'm usually trying, very badly, to be a domestic goddess. But if its summer, and hot, you'll find me at the beach with Bear. I'm very excited, and honoured, to be a part of the fabulous team at Scrap The Girls and look forward to what the months ahead hold, whatever that might be."

We also welcome back Leanne Nankervis!


Hi my name is Leanne Nankervis I have been scrapbooking for 11 years now and love it with a passion.
I am married with 3 children who are usually the subjects of my inspiration, I have been on several design
team positions and designed for a couple of small companys. I can't say I have a particular style I love to try all things,
I love to layer and use texture on my layouts, and I"m an embellishment and bling girl. I look forward to returning for
another term at Scrap the Girls, and look foward to working with a new group of very talented ladies.


Next welcome back Amanda Hartmann

 I have been scrapbooking for many years, as evidenced by my well-organised large stash and shelves full of albums! My life is always about the balance and juggle – as I divide time between my gorgeous family (husband and 3 girls), my rewarding work (full time as a Speech Pathologist) and my “me” time (Scrapbooking and Jujitsu). I have worked on a variety of Design Teams as well as Teams for challenge blogs over the years and am regularly published in Scrapbooking Memories. I love to use patterned papers, but more recently have started combining mixed media to create interesting backgrounds. My embellishment clusters are part of my signature style!





 and Charmane Koch


Hi! My name is Charmane Koch and I am a SCRAP-A-HOLIC! I have been scrapping since May 2004 and have not stopped! It's my creative outlet and I LOVE it! I live in the Adelaide Hills with my gorgeous 3 kids and partner Ashan. 
I have been on a number of design/creative teams throughout the 10 years of scrapping, and lucky enough to have been published a number of times in scrapbooking magazines too!
I run a little scrapbooking embellishment business called Charms Creations which keeps me busy!
I look forward to another term on Scrap the Girls!





Now for the August challenge - I would like to thank Rikki for designing our Moodboard for August - it is stunning!  Rikki will be designing our Moodboards, Sketches we will be alternating month to month!





Just take a look at our CT samples  - I am sure you will agree all amazing inspiration!

Charm



Anita



Amanda

Leanne





Rikki

         Fiona
           
Lisa         


Alz

Ros




What amazing samples this month! Please join us- for the chance to win a prize from our sponsor Artified, plus some goodies from Marelle.

Marelle & The STG team



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JUNE WINNER

Hi everyone!

I would like to announce the winner for our June Challenge is:

Lizzy Hill!

Congratulations Lizzy - you have won a prize pack from the amazing Flutterbye Designs!

Please email me at marellejackman@gmail.com so I can forward your mailing address onto Anita Rodway.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

JULY CHALLENGE AND SPONSORS FAREWELL TO OUR CT

Hi Everyone - July already - we have a fabulous challenge for you this month!

It's Charmane here, uploading for Marelle, as she doesn't have WI-FI at the moment! We are so sorry it is LATE going up! But we hope you will not be disappointed!


If you have always wanted to try Paint with Texture Paste - now is your chance! Yes this month's challenge is to use PAINT AND TEXTURE PASTE!!

Our sponsors for July are: 


Molossi donating a chipboard pack valued at $30

Charms Creations donating a $10 voucher


Take a look at the amazing CT samples!

This month marks the end of our current CT team - I would like to thank each of them from the bottom of my heart for their support, inspiration and friendship at STG!!  Stay tuned for August challenge release and new CT members!!


Leah A



Leanne McDonald

Leanne McDonald close up

Coralie 


Leanne Nankervis

Marisa Page
and a closeup...

Michelle Sheehan




Charmane Koch
and Amanda Hartmann


so its time to get messy - grab the paint & texture paste and start playing!

Happy Scrapping!

From all of us here at Scrap the Girls!





Friday, June 27, 2014

MAY WINNERS - WINNER CHICKEN DINNER !!!

I apologise for the delay in announcing May Winner, I have been without wifi due to severe storms here !!  Winter has certainly set in well and truly!!

The first Prize goes to



Felicity Wilson!!

Congratulations Felicity you have won a $50 prize pack from the amazing Imaginarium Designs : thank you so much Nat May!









The second prize goes to




Monica Brady!!


You have won 
a $10 voucher for Charms Creations!!



Ladies, please email me at marellejackman@gmail.com so I can forward your details onto Nat and Charm!!
Enjoy your prizes.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

OUR JUNE CHALLENGE, SPONSORS AND DT SAMPLES

OK June 1st - Winter is here !  Although it has been quite mild of late, I am sure we will soon be drinking hot chocolates by the fire before we know it.


Our June Challenge is to take inspiration from our NEW BANNER!!  I would like to thank Marisa for creating our banner - so take inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Also another huge thank you to Amanda for the new look blog! I am sure you will agree it looks fresh and fun!

So this leads me to our lovely SPONSOR for June!

FLUTTERBY DESIGNS have not only sponsored our June challenge but have supplied our DT with goodies to use on their June layouts!

Anita is donating a pack of Flutterby Designs goodies to the winner!


Here are the DT samples:



Amanda Hartmann




Leah Aristidis



Leanne McDonald



Lizzy Crust




Marisa Page




Michelle Sheehan


Charmane Koch


Leanne Nankervis



Thursday, May 29, 2014

April winners

Hello to all our loyal STG followers!

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner for April!

Thank you to everyone who embraced the April challenge and scrapbooked photos of their beautiful girls, using boyish colours and embellishments. The entries were amazing. After much debate and some very close tallies... we have 2 winners this month!

1st place goes to Tania Ridgewell, with this page:
Your first prize is a $20 voucher for the fabulous mixed media store ARTIFIED


And our 2nd place winner is: Alison Callcott with this page:

Your second prize is a $15 voucher for NJoyfull Crafts



WINNERS: Congratulations girls - could you please email Marelle at marellejackman@gmail.com with your details!!


And remember, it is NOT too LATE to enter our May challenge.. something old, something new, something borrow, something blue... be inspired and join the challenge!

Good luck and hope to share your creations soon!

Amanda, Marelle and the STG team!