Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hi Everyone,

The silly season is officially upon us as of today.  I know there are going to be plenty of Christmas themed scrapbooking challenges around this month so we at Scrap the Girls have decided to set a moodboard that hasn't got any hint of Red, White or Green! But it does have a pretty celebration vibe.

What do you think?
This is such a pretty moodboard and the design team has done a fabulous job creating this months inspiration.  


This months sponsor is Charms Creations with a gift voucher to spend on any thing you like in store.  In the meantime make sure you go check out the store and get your Charms Creations for this challenge.

Thank you to everyone that applied for the most recent design team call.  I will be sifting through all the applications over the next few days and will be in touch with those that have been successful.

I will also be back in a few days to share last months Sketch winner so keep an eye out for that.  We also have some fantastic Guest Designers lined up for this month and those posts will be live around the 15th and 20th of the month.  Make sure you are following the blog so you don't miss out.

I hope you get a bit of scrapping time in amongst all the craziness of the season.

Merry Xmas ladies.

Krisy xx
AKA Popleopod.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Hi again,

When I am looking for different Guests to play along with our challenges, I am always blown away at the enthusiasm of our International Guests.  Our little Australian Scrapbooking Blog is not something that I think comes up on many International Scrapbookers radars and they are always keen to play along. (Thankfully I haven't had a knock back yet.  Touch wood)  This month was no exception.  Today I am so happy to introduce you to RIIKKA KOVASIN.

Riikka is a Finnish mixed media influenced crafter. She lives in Helsinki, the capital of Finland with her husband and two daughters. What she creates the most during a year is layouts, but she also enjoys tremendously creating altered pieces and canvases. You can find her from her blog, Paperiliitin, but also from other social media sources like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. I will add all the links after her layout if you would like to check out more of her work and follow her.  Here is what Rikka had to say.

"Hi there! I’m honored to guest here at Scrap the Girls! Thank you so much Krisy for asking me! Most of my pages are in fact of girls as I’m a mother of two girls!

I was inspired by the horizontal lines in the sketch and mimicked the plank-looking pattern of the background paper with the stripes – they create a balancing element to the otherwise quite horizontal design. I also cut a couple of banners and placed them underneath the photo like they are in the sketch.

The topic of the page are my two girls. In the photo they are playing with a big wooden horse in Häme castle this summer. We went there for a little summer trip and both of the little ones enjoyed the exhibition and the old building very much.

If you want to see how the page was created, I taped a video for you! If you like it, I hope you’ll subscribe my channel at YouTube.

Thank you once again and see you!"

Here is Riikka's Layout.

 Oh and check out the details...

If you want to check out more of Rikka's stuff (which I highly recommend), here are all the links.

Make sure you link up your layouts and remember that if you don't have a blog you can  load them to the Facebook Wall.  Everyone will be considered.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


This months Home Grown Guest designer is a lady I have watched develop a sense of style that is one to be noticed.  I was so surprised when she announced not very long ago that she finally had a layout published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.  How it hadn't happened sooner?  I just don't know! Please join me in welcoming Rachel Dutko to Scrap the Girls this month to play along with our sketch.

"Hi! My name is Rachel Dutko and I live in Adelaide with my husband and our 2 young boys.
I first started scrapbooking about 10 years ago, but after a big break I rediscovered it with a life-changing passion about 3 years ago. I love the fact that scrapbooking allows me to express my creativity and document my precious memories at the same time. I'm lucky enough to have had a career in the television industry for the past 15 years, and I am in my craft space most nights for some 'me' time after the daily demands of work and family.

I am currently on the Design Teams for 'Scrap The Boys' and 'Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia' challenge blogs, as well as the Paper Flourish Kit Club.
I have been published in Jot Magazine and Scrapbooking Memories (including the cover).
I really like using mixed media, texture, and learning new techniques and just having fun. 

I'm thrilled and honoured to be this month's Home Grown Guest Designer, thanks Scrap The Girls for having me!"

Here is Rachel's layout.

Close ups

 Thank you Rachel for playing along.  You have such a way with patterned papers.

Have you linked up your take on this month's sketch yet.  Remember if you don't have a blog you can always load it to the Facebook page.

Have you checked out this months sponsor Flutterby Designs yet?  There is a brand new release called Mad About You that I am sure you will love.  Check it out here.

I will be back within the week with this months International Guest Designer.  She always WOW's me with her creations.  As a bonus there is a process video too.  I can't wait to share it with you.

Krisy xxx

Monday, November 7, 2016


Hi everyone,

This is my favourite part of the month - announcing last months winner.  Last months entries were down in numbers but the quality was extremely high.

October's Moodboard winner of the Green and Purple moodboard is Jasmine Shea.
Here is Jasmine's Layout:

You can check out Jasmines blog here.

Jasmine if you would like to message me via the Scrap the Girls Facebook page I will pass on your Colour Blast Code.

Thank you again to Colour Blast for Sponsoring us last month.  I hope you all have seen the new product release from Colour Blast....GESSO!  If not head over to their Facebook page and check it out.

Have you had a look at this months challenge yet?  If not - go do it! Here is the information.

Remember our Design Team call closes at the end of this month so if you haven't already make sure you get your application in.  You have nothing to lose!  For more information check out the Facebook page or blog post for details.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month for the sketch.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Hi Lovelies.

Christmas is sneaking up but I hope that you still have time to play along with our challenges over the Silly Season.  This month, we have kept it simple and have a sketch that Rikki and I collaborated on....

Here is the Design Team Inspiration:

This months prize is a $20 gift voucher for the Flutterby Designs Store.  Make sure you check it out.  There is a new collection available and it includes some awesome new stuff. Oh, and the new website is pretty awesome.  You can also check out the Flutterby Designs Blog for some scrappy inspiration.

Have you submitted your application to join our Team in 2017.  Check out the blog post or Facebook page for all the details.  You have until the end of this month to apply.

One more thing, did you know we are on Instagram?

Make sure you head over and like us.  Deedee Catron from UmWowStudio has kindly agreed to supply a random giveaway prize when our Instagram reaches 500 followers.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this month.  Don't forget you can link up via the link up on the blog or just share it on the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

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

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