Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Good Morning Ladies!

This months international guest designer has been on my watch list for a long time.  She is young and she is extremely talented.  If your not following her already - go do it.  You won't be disappointed.  She has such a pretty style.  Please welcome Laureen Wagener!

Here's what Laureen has to say...
"Hi friends - before we jump over to the "Get to know that blonde girl from Germany" part I wanted to say that I am honored to guest here at Scrap the Girls! Krisy - thank you so much for asking me!

My name is Laureen, I am 22 years old and live in beautiful Germany. I did study Primary School Teaching until this February but had to take a break due to health issues and now will start school again for becoming a physiotherapist in April.

I love to scrapbook layouts as a part of relaxation but also lately for memorykeeping. Other than traditional layouts I am a cardmaking lover! I just love to give away a little smile in an envelope plus I have way too many stamps - I couldn't justify spending all that money and then never using them!

Mostly I do scrapbook pictures of my family and I, my best friend or my sister and her boyfriend, since I don't have kids.

This mood board kind of was a challenge while I tried to make something up for my layout. I really really like the gold and pink in it but don't use pink on my layouts too often, and if I do it is kept to a minimal.

I was inspired by the quote and so I had to use big paper sequins all over the page and sprinkled some gold in using gold glittery Thickers.

Thank you so much for having me!

xx Laureen"

And here is Laureen's take on the Moodboard

 How are those paper sequins!?!  I am just in awe of them.  Something I must try.  Here are a few close ups!

Here are Laureen's Links if you want to go and check out more of her work.

My ig : @madamerosenrotMy blog: http:www.madamerosenrot.blogspot.de
My pinterest : https://de.pinterest.com/madamerosenrot/

I know you will be blown away by such a young scrapper!

Thank you Laureen for Guesting with us this month your layout is beautiful as always.

Have you linked your layout yet?  If not there is still time.  Or you can just share it on the Facebook wall.

Krisy xx

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Half way through the month and it's time for some fresh inspiration...let me introduce to you this months Home Grown Guest Designer - Michelle Grant.

Michelle has quite an impressive resume here's a bit about her.

"I am a passionate creative who just loves pushing the boundaries and getting lost and messy in the creative process.
My 12 year creative journey includes teaching, working for Australian and International Design Teams, Published including layouts/ Articles/ OTP & Cards in magazines over 12 years. I was also privileged to be one of the Scrapbooking Memories Masters in 2015.
The last 3 years has seen my creative journey take a new turn down the road of Art Journaling/ Mixed Media, Art and Drawing. I love learning all these new creative avenues and love even more to teach them to others."

Here is Michelles Layout...

And here are a few close ups:

Once you look at it up close there is so much detail.
Here are Michelles Links if you want to check out more of her work:








Thank you to Michelle for playing along this month.

Have you got your layout loaded up yet?  Remember you can now share it to the Facebook wall no blog required.

Krisy xx

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.

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