Sunday, 1 March 2015

1st March - List of Items

Today's challenge is....
Use as many of these Items in your layout as you can....
                  Brads or Eyelets

Here are the great creations the new design team have created....

Elisabetta: I love to send letters to my penfriends all over the world and I wanted to document it in my 2015 album!! 


I have used all the items except yellow - just because yellow was added after my layout was done.

Journaling says: "It's great to be a DIY when the house needs some improvements. But Cliff, why don't you wear pants while painting?"

I had so much fun putting this page together using nearly all of the items from the list above.  Not sure how I missed the color yellow.  Hmmm?  I knew that I had a brand spankin' new Noel Mignon kit on its way to my mailbox, so I tapped into the girly potential of my February Love Life Classic Kit to put together one last page before making room on my desktop for all the new goodies.

This page was so much easier to do than I thought it would be.  I managed to squeeze in every item on the list.  You can't really tell from this picture, but the paper in the middle of my layout is actually vellum and there are sequins between it and the cardstock.  This was definitely a fun challenge!!  (P.S. - Butter beers are the drinks from the Harry Potter books and movies and my niece was so excited to try them when we took her to Universal Studios.  My husband & I think that they are cream soda with whipped butterscotch topping!)

Seungeun Lee
Crafter my friends!! More sense to use the light to take great pictures~!
I like the girls!! And coffee & sweet things~

this LO is dedicated to my son Jacopo. Here is a different way to say ok! ;-)

This was fun and definitely a challenge! I clustered everything and only used a bit of each item so that my page didn't get away from me. I also kept many things the same color - gold - so that the different kinds of embellishments worked well together.

Vasso: I have used all the items from the list! I love Sequins and thread and I love this color combination! It was so fun to put them together! You can even see my flower! lol!

Didn't the design team do a great job?! I hope they have inspired you to have a go, we would love to see your entries! You have until 12th April to get your entries in.
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

New Design Team Members

Introducing four new Design Team members! Please welcome....


My name is Elisabetta, I live in Italy and I study ancient languages, history and italian literature at the University. In the future I would like to be a teacher in high schools or middle schools.

I discovered scrapbooking in 2007. I didn't have many supplies back then but I really enjoyed it anyway! Unfortunately I wasn't constant and I just made a few pages every year. In 2013 though, after I visited my best friend in Boston, I felt like I had to document that beautiful trip with scrapbooking. Since then I've developed my style (I would define it simple, girly and free), I've opened a blog and a YouTube channel and I can say that I love this hobby more every day!

I'm very happy and honored to be a part of this amazing team and I'm looking forward to show you my layouts!

My blog:
My YouTube channel:


My name is Simona, I live in Italy, in Bologna. Fabio's mate and mother of Jacopo (19 years) and Sara (14 years). 
I'm a scrapper at dawn, I like to get up early and stay in my "scrap-niche", a little space only mine, where I can relax by creating mainly LO, followed by PL and cards. 
Scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby that let me leave memories for my children; in fact in my LO journaling, even just drop a line, never miss exactly to fix time and make it eternal. 
I'm very happy and honoured to be part of this amazing team!!

My blog:

Seungeun Lee

My name is Seungeun Lee.I live in Korea and Gyeonggi-do,korea.
My original profession was a baker~! I was such a cute hobby is collecting stickers
and stationery.Learned the craft world through the internet shopping mall that sells them.I am interested in the world of craft and a variety of steps to try this and that.
Scrapbooking has been a turning point in my life.The joy of my life.
Forward to a lot of people would like to inform scrapbooking.

My blog:

Vasso Sofou

My name is Vasso Sofou and I live in Athens, Greece with my husband and two adorable daughters! I work as an accountant in our family business.
 I discovered scrapbooking two years ago and I love it as it combines a little bit of everything.. Photos, painting, embelishments! I like to try new things and I am very happy when I discover a new use for a button or a thread! I don't have a certain style but you will certainly see in my pages vibrant colors, thread and splashes quite often! I love making layouts , but I enjoy making mini albums, wish books and books for recipes! There is a lot yet to learn!

I am very honored to be a part of this great team!!


I hope you will join me in giving them a warm welcome! You won't have to wait long to see their first creations as tomorrow they will be joining in with their first challenge! Cant wait to see what they come up with!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 23 February 2015

December Winner and Favourites

Still on catch up so here are our winner and favourites from December! 

Our winner is ....

Congratulations Andrea, a really lovely layout!
And a couple of favouries....

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

15th Feb - Where You Live

Todays challenge is...
Where you live - We want to know about where you live, you could choose to scrap about your house, your neighbour hood or your country, up to you!

Here are where our design team live...

I live in Seoul, Korea. I love the traditional culture of Korea. This is called a Gyeongbokgung Palace. The palace was built in 1395. I invite you to the Gyeongbokgung Palace!!! Welcome!


Journaling: "Home: May be more than just a large house at the seaside, it's a place where you find a bike in the living room, piles of clothes to be ironed, kids, cats and every day life"

One of the best things about our home is that it is right around the corner from one of our favorite parks.  So, I chose to scrap a few pictures from a walk I took with my family to just such a place.  I was inspired by a heap of new goodies that came in my Noel Mignon Love Life Classic Kit, as well as a bunch of My Mind's Eye embellishments that I had on hand, but mostly that amazing, mixed media, background paper.
When I think about where we live right now, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beautiful field of wildflowers that grows close to our home.  The field blooms about 3 times each year and every time, something different pops up - it's always so gorgeous to see!

You have until 1st March to enter your layouts to the side bar.
Welcome to all our new followers and thank you to everyone that entered our Design team call which is now closed, if you entered keep an eye on your inbox I should be contacting you soon! I cant wait to add some great new designers to the team.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

1st Feb - Sketch

Its about time we had another lovely sketch, this time Valerie's has been inspired by Sindi's lovely layout from 4th January.

Hee Sun Kim :

She is a good student and my friends. When I was tough, Her words were great encouragement to me. I always appreciate you.

I chose to go really white space this time:

Journaling says: "Cliff (my hubby) certainly rock yeast dought and bake bread at least twice a week. He doesn't mind surpising us either - like with this Nutella wreath."

I had fun with this sketch - any sketch that encourages me to incorporate a doily is a win in my book!

You have until 1st of March to link up your entries to the side bar, we would love to see what you do with the sketch.

Don't forget our design team call, you still have 2 weeks to enter, see post below.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Studio Design Team Call 2015

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2015!
We are looking for some lovely, friendly and super talented scrapbookers to be part of an amazing team, to create layouts to inspire others. We are a scrapbook challenge blog where we create fun and different challenges and sketches to inspire. We are looking for at least 3 new members.

If you are one of the lucky chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • At least a six month term starting from March
  • You would need to make a layout every two weeks, which is usually 2 a month. 
  • Commenting on participants blogs and help with picking our favourite entries.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To blog about the challenge and promote our blog and any sponsors on your personal blog and on social media.
  • To be a friendly and active part of the team which works well together to create ideas and to help to keep The Studio Challenges running well.
  • It would also be helpful if you were on Facebook but not essential.

This is an international call, anyone can enter, doesn't matter where you live as long as you can speak/ write English.

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog and a bit about yourself, the current design team's your on and why you think you would be a good edition to the team to me Anna at: by midnight GMT Saturday 14th February 2015 

Sound good to you? We would love to hear from you, all styles are welcome as we are looking for a rounded team, with something for everyone!

I can't wait to see your amazing entries! Good Luck!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

18th January - Clear up

Today is a simple challenge, as its the new year we want you to do a bit of clearing up! Whats sat on your desk? Are there photos, papers or bits and pieces that have been sat there for ages waiting to be scrapped but you never seem to get around to using them? Now is your chance to use them and clear your desk!

I've had this photo of one of my nephews printed out for ages and hadn't done anything with it, until now! My nephew doesn't stuck his thumb like most other children, but his two middle fingers! I'm glad I've scrapped it as its a great story to go into my nephews scrapbook.

HeeSun Kim:

Did you get ditched or something?Broken hearts will heal naturally with the passing of time. I erased you that lodged deep in my heart. I had to clean my heart.
Gone, flitted away
Taken the stars from the night and the sun.
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart. 
- Alfred Tennyson -


I have had this photo of my oldest son (15) on my desk since July (!). It's taken on a boat trip/mini cruise, when he and his brother fought & were bored almost all the time (the is a story about WHY, but I'll leave that for another time). They finally desiced they could buy themselves a set of lego each to kill time and keep peace - luckily you're never too old for lego :-)

This challenge was a bit of a toughie for me, because I'm always clearing my desk.  I have had my final December Jenni Bowlin Papercrafting Kit, which was filled with lots of pretty papers from Elle's studio, sitting on my desk for a few weeks, though.  So, that is where I found inspiration for today's page.  I also used up a few seasonal goodies that have been lingering around my workspace since last Christmas in combination with some things that just arrived.

I have had a pretty Cocoa Daisy kit sitting on my desk for awhile now.  I think that everything in the kit is so pretty, but it's just not in keeping with my normal style, so I hadn't used it...until this challenge.  With the help of this layout as a starting point, I was able to create this...a layout that's not totally my style, but one that I definitely love.

I have been staring at this orange chevron paper for months. I love the paper, but just couldn't decide what colors to put with that orange. I decided to add some pale blue and a bit of green. I think I may need to force myself to do a challenge like this more often!

I have had the January Scrapbook Circle kit on my desk for weeks, just waiting to be enjoyed. I finally pulled it out, along with a photo that I had printed months and months ago of my little girl. To go even further with the challenge, I included some tissue paper (the gold and white stripe) that was on my desk because I am currently making tissue paper tassels for her first birthday party. I think I need this challenge at least quarterly!

You have until 1st February to join in with January's challenges, we would love to see what you have laying on your desk waiting to be scrapped!

If you would like to be a part of this great team of designers, don't miss our new Design Team Call coming up in the next few days!