Thursday, May 25, 2017


A while back I asked out Design Team who inspires them and who they would like to see play along with us at Scrap the Girls.  This months International Guest Designer was one of the names that was suggested.  Please welcome Sanderjin de Bruin-Mittendorf to Scrap the Girls.
"Hi everybody, I am so honoured to be asked as guest designer this month!
I will tell a little bit about myself:

I am Sanderijn de Bruin, almost 40 years and mother of the best miracle ever in my life. I am married and live in The Netherlands. I am a parttime working mom.
I have been scrapping for almost 10 years now, but between 2011 and 2015 I hardly created anything, because the little one took all my time (and space) for a while.
In May 2015 we created a scraproom for me, and since then I love to be in my own little magical place, and I have created a lot!
I think, as an artist, you are always developing yourself. I am very curious about new products and techniques, I always want to try everything, and develop myself more and more.
My creative journey means a lot of trying out (and throwing away) but I love it when I discover new techniques and make it my own.
My style is not defined by one word only...I don't have any clue how to call my style, but I think it will be: elegant, balanced, colourful and eye for detail.
Creativity is a gift from God.
I hope I will be able to inspire others with my creations.

Thank you again for this honouring opportunity!

Love, Sanderijn"

Here is Sanderijn's gorgeous layout.

Now,  when I sent Sanderijn the challenge, I didn't specify that the photo had to be a mother. (I forgot Sanderijn can't read minds). I said it had to be something about a mother.  And this layout is about a mothers love.  So, really it is about a mother, just out side of the box.  Just the way we here at Scrap the Girls like it.

This is what Sanderijn had to say about her layout:
"The month May is the month where we celebrate mothers day.
For me this means something to treasure, because God has given me the most precious gift of all: a child...
In my situation particularly, it didn't happen 'just like that'.
I feel so very blessed, to have this beautiful little girl in my life, who makes my heart full of joy every day. And yes, motherhood is not always easy, believe me, but seeing her growing up, makes it all worth while...

Seeing this photo of her, sunlight on her hair, she almost looks like an angel... The only thing I want for her, is to grow up in peace, having a loving home, where she feels safe and free to follow her dreams...

The new collection Dreamscape from 7 Dots Studio is exactly the paper for pictures like these.
I really love the pattern of the paper and didn't want to do too much mixed media works on it, so I decided to create a soft, elegant and clean layout.
Because sometimes one picture says it all."

Here are a few more close ups:

This collection is just beautiful and Sanderijn has done such a wonderful job showcasing it and the photo of her gorgeous daughter.

Thank you Sanderijn for playing along with us this month.  Have you linked up your take on the challenge yet?

Krisy xx

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Today I am welcoming one crazy nut of a girl to guest as our Homegrown Designer.  Please welcome Amy Little.

Hellooooooo STG friends, Amy here your friendly neighborhood guest designer. I love creating and documenting SO I hope you are inspired to use those beautiful mummy photos. When I'm not trying to keep up with my 2 boys and future hubby. I create and run Scrap the Boys, I design for Bo Bunny, Colourblast AND I am a Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Master. I am so blessed to be guest designer this month and I hope you join in.
Follow me on these links.
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Here is Amy's take on the challenge:
When I asked Amy to play along this month, I knew it would be a challenge for her being a mum of boys but I think she nailed it. How about you?

Thanks Amy for playing along with us this month. 

Have you linked up your challenge entry yet. Remember we have two prizes up for grabs this month thanks to our sponsors:

Remember, you can always link up via the Facebook page and send your entries there.

Krisy xx

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick share today to announce the winner of last months April Moodboard Challenge.  It was a close one the Design Team had 2 clear favourites but the winner is...

Barbara Turner

You can see some close ups and more of Barbara's work on her blog here.

Barbara if you would like to message me via the Facebook page I will arrange for your UmWowStudio pack to be sent to you.

Thank you to UmWowStudio for sponsoring us last month.  Make sure you head over and check out their store.

Thank you to everyone who played along with us last month.  There were some really awesome layouts and it is great to see so many people playing along.  Remember if you don't have a blog, you can still play along by sending your layout to us via the Facebook page.  Just pop it up on the wall!

There is still heaps of time to play along this month.  Remember there are a few "rules" this month so make sure you check out the blog post to find out more.

Have a great day!

Krisy xx

Monday, May 1, 2017


Hi Everyone, The first of the month is here again. A day all scrapbookers enjoy as they hop from blog to blog looking at all the new challenges for the month.  Here in Australia Mothers Day is celebrated in May.  So this month the challenge is all about that special title "Mother".  There is a little moodboard that goes along with the challenge but ultimately there are two rules.  

#1.  The lady featured must be a Mother of some sort. It can be your mum, step-mum, adoptive mum, your husbands mum, your friend, your cousins friends sister or even you.  You can be an actual mum to a human child, a mum to a fur baby, a reptile baby or any other baby you have.  You can interpret the criteria how you like.  Remember the definition of a mother as described in the Urban Dictionary (this was my favourite definition): "The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because mom's always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she's just looking out for your best interests."

Rule #2: No boys in the photos.

Here is the moodboard to get you thinking:

This challenge inspired the Design Team very differently.  Here are their takes on the challenge:

This months sponsor is Cocoa Vanilla Studio!  

If you have been living under a rock and have no idea who Cocoa Vanilla Studio are go check them out.  Here is the link. CVS also have a Facebook Community sharing inspiration, I'd definitely recommend you go have a look and be inspired. So, if you are keen for some CVS goodness make sure your link up or send your layout to the Facebook page to be in the running.

May is my anniversary for taking over Scrap the Girls so as a BONUS we have another sponsor this month Kitaholics Kits.  Kitaholics Kits are fairly new company on the Scrapbooking scene so if you haven't heard of them, go check them out.

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

Krisy xx

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