Friday, January 20, 2017


It's that time of the month that I get to introduce some new inspiration to you and today it's pretty amazing.  Our #7 International Guest Designer is Veronique Gagne.

I discovered Veronique when she entered our challenge a few months back and couldn't help but invite her to be a guest.  Her work is beautiful and the inspiration from this months moodboard is no execption.  I can't stop looking it.

So rather than just talking about it and Veronique, I'll let Veronique introduce herself.

"Hello everybody! 
My name is Veronique (Vero85 on the internet) and I'm from Montreal, Canada. 
I'm 31 years old and I live with my boyfriend of the past 12 years and our 2 cats.

I discovered scrapbooking 10 years ago and most of the time I create layouts (sometimes canvas too). 
I don't have a particular style as I like to explore but most of the time, my layouts are very vibrant and colorful! 
Right now I'm really into sprays, flairs and dies. I can't stop buying those things haha. 
This month's moodboard was really beautiful and challenging! It's my favorite kind of contest because I love seeing different interpretations of the same picture!

I've been on a couple of Design Team since my beginning and right now I'm part of the fantastic creative team of Accent Scrapbooking, a Quebec company where you can find lots of beautiful flairs.

You can find me on my blog: or on Instagram:"

Now for Veronique's amazing layout....

And here are a few close ups...

Thank you so much to Veronique for guesting with Scrap the Girls.  Make sure you at least head over to her Instagram and check out her amazing work.  

Krisy xx

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


This months Guest Designer burst on to the Scrapbooking scene with a style that was sure to get her noticed.  It grabbed my attention and I just love her work.  I am so excited to share with you this month the work of Skai Mitchell.

"My name is Skai and ive been making things pretty since I could hold a pencil. My art career began in Kindergarten when I began sewing roll call bags on my mother's ancient Husqvarna sewing machine. I studied art all through high school, and for my HSC did 3 unit Visual Arts, Photography, Graphic design and Ceramics and completed a Certificate 2 in Fine Arts at Tafe at the same time 'just for fun'.... l began Uni to be a Arts teacher. Life quickly got put on hold with a whirlwind engagement and pregancy and at 19 found myself a mother with a mortgage.... Fast forward 5 years and the birth of my second child, i found myself wandering into a scrapbooking store looking for glue and quickly was entranced by the pretty papers and embellishments. I began scrapping on and off, but struggled in my early years when Making Memories and 'clean' sticker styles were in vougue. My messy paint splatters, textures and darker imagery wasnt kindly embraced and I went quiet for a few years... In 2015 I went on a whim to a local retreat with Peta from Scrapbooking From scratch and found my 'tribe'.... all these ladies were into Mixed Media, art journalling and messy stuff and it re-ignited my passion again.. Today im fully emerced into mixed media memory keeping, im a self confessed over sharer and document all the good, the bad and the brutally honest parts of my life. I collect black cats and Tattoo's and when im not 'art-ing', I am a Family Daycare Educator to some amazing families and thier children. I live in Lake Macquarie with my 2 children Zane and Trinity-Jewel and my un-husband James (16 years latter and still engaged).... This layout is a personal one for me. I loved the bollywood beauty of it, but it was the title 'once i was lost' that drew me in... here ive used a pretty unflattering pic of me at 17.... dark circles and pale skin and empty eyes that hide the pain and torment I was going through at the time.... by that age id already lived 2 lifetimes and seen and done things ill never put to paper.... but then I found Art through an amazing teacher and it honestly saved me... then and again latter in life through scrapbooking... its plainer and simpler than most of my messy works, but in only a few elements conveys the story it needs to. Thanks for taking the time to read my little story and look and my work. Pop on over to my blog or Instagram and follow my journey there..."

Here is Skai's Layout

This is mixed media Scrapbooking Art at its finest. I'm sure you will agree Skai's art/scrapbooking envokes deep thoughts and feelings. I just love it.

If you would like to see more of Skai's work go check out her Social Media


Thank you Skai for Guesting this month. I'm sure we will see more of Skai around here at Scrap the Girls.

Have you linked up your layout yet?

Krisy xx

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hi, I was a bit slack last month and got caught up in the Christmas drama and forgot to announce Novembers winner so I am going to share both November and Decembers winners today.


SANDRA BRIMELOW  Even though these are colours that usually makes one cringe.  Sandra has done a fantastic job and of course nailed the sketch.

Thank you to Flutterby Designs for Sponsoring us in November:  Sandra PM me and I will hook you up with Anita to claim your prize.


Drum roll....ELAINE STOTT
As soon as I laid eyes on this layout I was in love.  It has the balance of colour, mixed media and white space that we all try to achieve.  Elaine PM me via the Facebook page and I will get your prize sorted.

Thank you to Charms Creations for sponsoring us in December.  If you haven't ordered your Charms Creations make sure you head over to the store and place your order.

Thank you to everyone that played along with us in 2016.  I have things planned for our little blog this year that I hope you enjoy.

The link is now sorted for this months moodboard so make sure you link up or just share on the Facebook page. I can't wait to see what you come up with and to share with you the DT for 2017.  I am a bit excited.

Krisy xxx

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!  2016 was a bit of fun and 2017 is set to be too.  In a few months I am going to become a "blood" aunty for the first time with my brother and his partner set to have a baby girl, I have two scrapbooking retreats planned and other things I am working on.  I am just a bit excited.  How is your 2017 looking?

This month is the last of our current design team.  The girls have done a fabulous job over the last six months and created some amazing inspiration for you all.  This month is no exception.  This month the moodboard is a bit of a challenging one but the layouts the girls have produced are absolutely beautiful.

Here is this months moodboard designed by DT Rikki.  I'd like to thank Rikki for taking time to put together all our moodboards and sketches over the last six months.  This next design team term we will be changing things up with the introduction of themed moodboard amongst the regular sketches and colour moodboards.  I can't wait to share them with you.

This month's sponsor is Rainbow Splendour.  If you haven't got your hands on a little bit of the Rainbow I suggest you do.  I particularly love the wood veneer Chloe comes up with.  You can check it our via the Facebook Page.

As usual you can link up via the link on the Blog or head over to the Facebook page and add your entry to the wall.  Or better yet why not do both.  It's a great way to get some feedback and some lovely comments on you work.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month and I can't wait to introduce you to the new team starting next month.

Krisy xx

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