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We welcome entries that are not traditional scrapbooking - such as art journalling, painting, cards, mixed media, off-the-page work. However you like to create - we welcome your work!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Almost 4.5 more hours!!

You have almost 4.5 more hours to post a layout for either of April's challenges!! Come on now, you can do it!!

If you did not or will not have a change to play along with us this month - stay tuned tomorrow for our first May challenge!  I can't wait to reveal what the DT did with the challenge!!!

monday's mentions 30 april 2012 ...

... and speaking of Monique Leidtke, her work is published in Issue 63 page 62 of Scrapbook Magazine - once again!!! Wow!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Good morning!!! Just a reminder that you still have until midnight EST tomorrow night to play along with April's challenges! I would love to see your creations along with the awesome ones we already have entered.

Click here and here for our latest scrapbooking challenges.

39 more fun-packed hours to play!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

our guest designer for may 2012

Hi, I’m Monique Liedtke and I live in The Netherlands with my husband, 3 kids (Manon 15, Timothy 12 and Mats 7) and our Cocker Spaniel, Jippie. I started scrapbooking about 9 years ago and am totally addicted, there’s nothing I’d rather do! I don’t have my own scrap room, but I guess you could say I claimed just about the whole house, LOL! I would love to spend every day scrapping from morning till night, but as that’s not possible I work part-time in a small HR office in town.

My scrap pages are always full of colors and details. My favorite technique is sewing on my projects, both with the sewing machine and by hand. My favorite projects are mini-albums, but creating layouts is what I do most. I spend way too much time behind my computer hopping from one blog or online gallery to the next, on the lookout for fun projects. I love to participate in challenges and am very honored I was asked to be May’s guest designer for “Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge”! At the moment I’m on the design teams of Doodlebug Design and My Little Shoebox! Two of my very favorite manufacturers! I’m fortunate enough to have been published several times, a.o. in Scrapbook Magazine UK, Scrap Art Zine (Germany) and Scrapbook Trends. If you want to see more of my work please visit my blog: www.moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.com.

Monday, April 16, 2012

monday's mentions 16 april 2012

Leonie Neal-Dawson was a winner over at Stuck Sketches - and no wonder - what a gorgeous layout!!!!

I've just read about another blog closure - over at  Get Picky.  So many good ones have closed lately - Pencillines,  Scrapbookers Anonymous and Sketchy Thursdays, to name a few. Probably hard for many to get excited about playing along regularly with a blog because of the worry that they may pull the plug.  These were popular blogs with many entrants for each challenge.  Other blogs have lessened the amount of challenges they host.

We've been struggling with few participants, but have a respectable amount of followers and over 12000 hits since we began in July.  We are a friendly bunch, have no stringent rules, and would appreciate getting to know your work, and more importantly - YOU.  Why don't you consider playing along with our challenges???

Sunday, April 15, 2012

15th scrapbooking sketch 15 april 2012

Time for the 15th April 2012 scrapbooking challenge!
Using sketch 9 – April showers bring May flowers – scrap about a rainfall, or storm.  Perhaps the weather ruined your plans, or perhaps you were experiencing a drought or dry well and were relieved to see the heavens open.  Or you can scrap about anything in the springtime, how it makes you feel after the long winter, new life, whatever speaks of this time to you!! You might not want to scrap about your garden though, as you may be doing that soon here – hint, hint!!
 Please use this sketch for inspiration:

Our design team put together some awesome layouts to inspire you:

our guest designer Georgia Heald!!!!

We are still playing for this month's gift certificate!!! You have until the end of the month to play along with the 1st and 15th challenges this month!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

fave fridays 13 april 2012

Diana Fisher from the old Sketchy Thursdays blog is still doing her sketches.  One is featured over at Scrapbook Circle this month!  Why not go and take a peek??

Monday, April 9, 2012

monday's mentions 9 april 2012

Guess who was a favourite over at Bird is the Word for the DISCOVER challenge?  Why, Lizzy Hill, of course!! Congratulations Lizzy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

fave fridays 6 april 2012 ...

Lizzy Hill has a great giveaway on her blog - you will find it on the right hand side of the blog - lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

So very sadly, Scrapbookers Anonymous will  be closing their blog.  Why don't you show Lea and Theresa  how much you've appreciated their challenges by playing along with the last one??? Don't forget to leave them some love in the comments of their posting??

Monday, April 2, 2012

some freaking faves for march 2012 and a winner of our prize!!

Wow - we had some AMAZING entries in both of our challenges this month. I hope to see each of the participants back to play along with us even if they are not listed below - all of your layouts were inspiring!!!

1 March 2012 scrapbook challenge favourites:

15 March 2012 scrapbooking sketch challenge:

The winner of the random draw of our prize pack this month is Astrid!! Astrid - please send me your mailing address and I will send this out to you!!

Astrid's layout was a sweet one too!! 

monday's mentions

Sarah Groen won an honorable mention over at Get Picky for her layout she submitted to them for their 15th March challenge.  I don't think there is a week that goes by that Sarah's marvellous work isn't recognized somewhere!

Have you been mentioned anywhere lately and do you hang out here as a follower or participant?  Please do share with me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com so that I can share with everyone on Monday's in this spot!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1 april 2012 scrapbooking challenge

Check out the new layout on the blog!!! You will now link up your layout with a thumbnail of your creation, and you will now find the link-up on the right hand side of the blog for your convenience, instead of at the bottom of the scrapbook challenge!! We hope it is more convenient for you to play along this way, because we would REALLY love to see your creations!!  This month we are playing for a $25 dollar USD gift certificate from Scrapbook.com at http://www.scrapbook.com/.

Time for the 1st April 2012 scrapbooking challenge! April Fool's day - I hope you didn't get suckered!! But if you did, I hope you took photos, because this scrapbook challenge we are challenging you to follow the prompt below:

This is April Fool’s day – scrap about a trick or prank that was either pulled on you, a friend, or that you pulled on someone else!!  If you have difficulty with this, you could alternatively scrap about a surprise you experienced or that you prepared for someone else (surprise birthday party??)

Our design team put together some awesome layouts to inspire you: