Thursday, October 20, 2016


Hi Lovelies,

Today is International Guest Designer day.  Today's designer is pretty amazing, you are going to love her. Please welcome Gerry van Gent.

"My name is Gerry van Gent. I’m a Bulgarian woman who lives in The Netherlands. Married to Arjen - my supportive Dutch hubby and a mother to two kids who are often smiling on my projects. Since 2009 I got seriously involved into paper crafting and designed for many leading companies like Prima Marketing, Webster’s Pages, Glitz Design, Sizzix, etc. I have been also published in Dutch and International magazines. I am currently designing for 49 and Market company and making exclusive video’s for The Scrapbook Diaries.

My work is romantic, shabby chic and sometimes you can find touches of vintage. My projects are detailed and dimensional. I love stamping, gently playing with paint, hand-stitching and fussy-cutting.
I am an owner of Gerry’s Crafty Studio which is the place where I create, give workshops and make video tutorials."

And here is Gerry's beautiful layout

 There is just so much to look at....Here are a few close ups.

You can check out more of Gerry's work - links below.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


I'm looking for several designers to keep doing what our current team does - create beautiful, innovative and inspiring layouts for our Scrap The Girls challenge blog. This is your opportunity to shine and inspire our followers, and share your creative genius with the world!

What I'm looking for for the February - July 2017 team:

  • Committed individuals with scrap savvy, and love to scrap the girls in their lives!
  • Individuals that must take crisp, clean photo's of their layouts, including being able to remove colour casts and resize photo's so they are blog ready. 
  • Individuals that have experience blogging, emailing and using Facebook to 'share' broadcasts relating to the monthly challenges and sponsor/s for that month.
  • Individuals that can meet monthly deadlines.
  • Individuals that can keep a challenge secret - we get 4-6 months of challenges ahead of time.
  • The successful applicant must be prepared NOT to watermark their images as this detracts from the beautiful work

Why be on the team?
  • Inspire our blog followers and challenge players each month with your beautiful work
  • Occasional free products to play with from our sponsors
  • Be part of an awesome design team and community via a private FB group
  • Online exposure for you through direct links on the website, and social media sites.

As a STG Design Team member you will need to:
  • Create 1 (one) layout per month, starting February through to July 2017, occasionally incorporating product from the sponsor of that month.
  • Share the monthly reveal via your Facebook page and personal blog (if you use/have these).

How to Apply:
  • Send your application to before 11:59pm EST, 30 November 2016!
  • Send 3 of your fave layouts that best represent your style, and show off different techniques you like to use - these can be recent layouts or ones from your archives - resized to 600px please. NOTE: These don't have to be Scrap the Girl Layouts, just layouts that best represent you.
  • Tell me about YOU! Your family, location, why you scrap, who inspires you, what inspires you, etc.
  • Tell me about your scrapbooking style.  What do you consider your style to be?  What's your signature?
  • Send me a link to your blog if you have one, or online gallery, Facebook and Instagram
  • Make sure you let me know if you are already on any Design Teams, and if you have upcoming commitments when you won't be available to participate in monthly challenges.
  • This call is open to everyone, regardless of geographic location.
Remember you have to be in it to win it.  All applications are considered.

All Applicants will receive a confirmation email when your application is opened and read.  Only Successful Applicants will be contacted again by email on or before 15 December 2016. The first Design Team Layout will be due in January 2017 for reveal on 1 February 2017.

Good luck everyone,
Krisy xx
AKA: Popleopod

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Hi Everyone,

It's the middle of the month again and that means it is time to share with your our 4th Home Grown Guest Designer.  This lady has graced the pages of so many Scrapbooking Memories Magazines she is practically a staple.  I am so lucky to have met her in real life and she is probably more awesome than she appears on social media.  Just kidding....She is so feaking awesome and I am so glad to call her my friend.  Please welcome SUE PLUMB.

"Hi, I'm Sue. I am stay at home mum of 3 (daughter Brielle, 8 and twin sons Hunter & Kaden, 4) and I live in the beautiful Glass House Mountains in Queensland with my partner of 15 years, Shannon.
I have been scrapping for around 8 years now, having started shortly after my daughter was born. I took an extended break after the premature birth of my boys, but I have back in the swing of it ever since. When it comes to scrapping, my style is varied - sometimes clean and neat; sometimes messy. I love colour and I love layers.At the moment I am designing for Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Flutterby Designs; Scrap the Boys and Show Us Your Stuff. Each team gives me an opportunity to create in different styles and use different materials, so it definitely keeps things interesting!I can't imagine what I would do without my creative outlet to keep me sane and the freakin' awesome friends I have made that that go along with it...probably drinking a lot more wine!!
I was thrilled when Krisy asked me to guest design for Scrap the Girls, as I have been a follower and participant (when time allows!) for a long time.When she sent me the challenge, my first reaction was "Purple? Noooo!" as I am not usually a big fan of purple (and that's probably being polite! haha). But after looking at the board and through my stash to see what I could create, my layout actually came together pretty easily in the end, and I am happy with it."

Here is Sue's Layout:

She has done such a fabulous job with the purple and green and hasn't she just nailed the mixed media.
Here are a few close ups:

Thank you Sue for playing along this month.  Make sure you link up you layouts on the blog or post them on the Facebook page.  Or if you like do both.

The Design Team Call will be announced very shortly too.  Make sure you keep an eye out for that, I am looking forward to looking at all your applications.

I will be back towards the end of the month with our forth International Designer.

Krisy xx

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


I am just popping in to announce the winner of the September Sketch. This sketch was open for interpretation and we got so many different interpretations. The winner interpreted the sketch is such a great way. It is a clean layout but with lots to look at. Please join me in Congratulating - LISA AMIET.

Lisa if you would like to drop me an email to or via the Facebook page I will arrange for your D-lish Just Add Paper Pack to be sent out.

A huge massive Thank you to D-lish Scraps for sponsoring us for September it is greatly appreciated. Please stop by and check out the shop and try and nab yourself one of the awesome Just Add Paper Packs. They do sell out quick so don't be disappointed if you miss out.

I will be back next week with out Home Grown Guest Designer...Here'a a clue. She has graced the pages of many Scrapbooking Memories Magazines and even Featured on a Cover. She is currently designing for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more clues.

Remember to link up your pages or post them on the Facebook page to be in the running for this months $25 Colour Blast Australia Voucher.

Happy making stuff. Krisy xx

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Hi Lovelies,

It's another new month so that means its time to share a new challenge.  This months challenge is a Moodboard by Rikki that had quite a few of a Design Team and even our Guest Designers stumped.  It is a bit of a tricky one. Is it blue or is it mint?  It's up to you to decide.  We are not fussy just let the moodboard inspire you.  So what do you think?
This month we are also farewelling one of our Design Team Members - Ros.  Ros has decided her time with Scrap the Girls has come to an end after over 2 years on the team.  Ros' layouts will be missed as they are just wonderful.  We wish you all the best in everything you take on in the future.

Ros' Design Team spot will not be replaced at this stage.  Details for the 2017 Design Team Auditions will be announced later this month.  If your interested, make sure that you are a follower of our Facebook Page and Instagram @scrapthegirls all details will be announced there first.

So, without further ado here is the Design Teams layouts inspired by this months moodboard.

This months prize is a $25 Voucher from Colour Blast Australia.   
Colour Blast are celebrating their First Birthday this month and currently have a special - 10% off all orders over $50. This special is valid until midnight on the 3rd October, 2016.  Make sure you check them out on Facebook too.  There is a Colour Blast inspiration group too called Colour Blast Creative Corner.

I can't wait to see all the different layouts that this moodboard will inspire.  Remember to keep an eye out on the Facebook and Instagram Pages for the information for the 2017 Design Team call later this month.  If you are not already a follower make sure you follow both pages.  There is an international giveaway when our Instagram reaches 100 followers.  


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

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