Saturday, 6 January 2018

December Winners:


This challenge was very popular and the entries were all fabulous.


Here are our two winners as voted by our DT.


Lauren Tomecek




Uroocreations Monika India



Both gorgeous layouts ladies!


Thank you for all those who entered.


Lauran please email for your prize from Tanya Leigh Designz

and

Monika can you email me if you are interested in being our guest designer in March.

xXx

Friday, 5 January 2018

Design Team Call - Calling all Card Makers!


I love handmade cards and believe it is a real talent to create gorgeousness on such a small space!


What I have observed is that boy layouts and cards never rate as well as other themes.


So Scrap the Boys would like to start a small Design Team devoted to boy/masculine cards.


A sketch or theme will be provided for a reveal mid month.


A tutorial photo or video will be required.


If you are interested in applying please forward the following information to Rachel Lowe at grace.ll@iinet.net.au with  DT Call in subject.


Name and country.
Other DT you belong to.
Social media links.
Blog address.
A short bio of your self.


And THREE boy/masculine cards that best represent your style.


This call is open to January 31st and DT term will commence March 1 2018.

The DT term will be March - September 2018.


We look forward to your applications!



Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year - New Challenge!

Happy New Year all scrappers of boys!

May 2018 be your best scrapping year yet!



So here is the first challenge of the year:





I hope you like it!

Here is what our wonderful DT created:





















Khristina Sorge





Amy Small







This month we are show casing some Australian talent.
We spotted her work on instagram and loved her mixed media style!

Ali Constable is our guest designer for January.
And here are two fabulous layouts she created using our January theme.



Thank you Ali for joining us these layouts are fantastic!

We say good bye to some of our wonderful and talented designers this month as they move onto other challenges and creative adventures!


Thank you girls for your time and creations for Scrap the Boys.

Farrell Taylor
Mel Struhs
Khristina Sorge
Amy Small
Fiona Johnston
Amanada Hartman
Rachel Dukto
xXx

Staying on for another term (yah!)
Sue Plumb
Emma Zappone
Heikes

And so our new DT commences 1 Feb!


This months prize is:

Kaisercraft die cuts January - December.



Our international winner will be offered a guest design spot.

We look forward to seeing what you create.

And please feel free to share on the STB FB visitor page and/or instagram @scraptheboyschallengeblog











Thursday, 21 December 2017

November Mood Board winners:


Where has this month gone!

December is super busy for me as I am sure it is for you hence my delay in posting our November winners.

And here they are:

George Iss (Australia)



and

Christel (Sweden)

Thank you all for entering, as usual it was a tough job choosing!

Congratulations girls your layouts are wonderful!

George Iss can you please message me your address to receive your prize.

Christel if you would like to be our guest designer in Feb please message me also and I will forward all details.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

New 2018 Design Team Spotlight:



I am so excited for you to meet our new 2018 design team and get to know them a little better! We still have wonderful homegrown Australian girls but have added a fab mix of awesome talented ladies from all over the world! I so love the connections we can make through our craft. 

And here they are......





Hello my name is Helen Wallace and I’ve been a scrapbooker and card maker for over a decade. It’s my addiction and my therapy. Photography is also a passion; I like to capture the essence of the Grandchildren as they grow and change.
As the self appointed custodian of family history, I’m driven to tell the stories of the people in my scrapbooks, so that the richness of their lives is remembered.


My style is eclectic; I like trying new techniques, playing with stencils, texture paste, metal and chipboard, cut files, as well as flowers and bling.


I live in Adelaide, although I grew up in the country and a piece of my heart is still there.


I’ve been lucky enough to design for CSI, Meg’s Garden, Scrap Africa and currently for Scrapmatts, Stuck?! Sketches and Kraft+.
My work has been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Australian Scrapbooking Ideas and Scrap 365 (an English Magazine)

My blog is: http://www.texturesandtales.blogspot.com.au
Facebook: helen.wallace.165@facebook.com
Instagram: @shutterholic100





Hi, I’m Jackie, married with a 20 year old son, and we live in Birmingham, UK. I never imagined myself as being a creative person, but there must have been something that drew me to crafting and being creative, and I’m so glad that I found an outlet for this side of me in scrapbooking.

I’m a traditional 12x12 girl, but I do make the odd minibook, and I love to mix my album pages with different sizes of layouts. I find it allows me to document a little bit more of our lives, not just the big events.

I’m currently on the DT for Hey Little Magpie (a UK based online craft store) and also UK Scrap Addicts - which is a team of UK based designers who are showing the world that there are good designers here in the UK.

In 2016, two friends and myself formed a partnership called ‘Birds of a Feather UK’ we organises retreats and workshops in the West Midlands, UK. This as given me the opportunity to meet fellow crafters and share my love of scrapbooking by teaching at these events as well as teaching at other events in the UK.


Blog: www.birdsofafeather.uk.com
Instagram: @jackiescraps





Hello! My name is Birgit and I was born in March 1978. Together with my husband and my 3 sons (born 1999 & 2009) I live in germany near the Dutch border.

In the spring of 2010, I designed a digital photo book about the first year of our twins. In search of new inspiration, I came across to so many gorgeous scrapbook pages on the Internet that I began scrapping digitally. This made me curious and ordered my first paper kit. In June 2010, I designed my very first paper layout. Since then, this hobby has become an integral part of my life. Scrappbooking is for me a balance of everyday life. In doing so, I can relax, let my thoughts run free or even completely switch off the "thinking machine" and even hold wonderful memories! ;-)

If you would like to know more about me or take a look at some of my works, then visit me:

Blog: http://www.scrapinfeacted.de
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bikra33/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/scrapinfeacted/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1GRp9l_I9MczrPBtixN2Q

I'm really excited about being a part of the team from "Scrap the boys"! And I´m looking forward to the next challenges.





I´m so excited to be part of Scrap The Boys challenge!

My name is Taru. My name is Jehkotar on Social Media! I´m about 50 years old and disability pensioner. I live in Rauma, Finland with my teenage sons Sami and Niko. I really love cats. We have four sweet cats.

On my works I really love bold colors, shapes, layers, stamps, stencil and dimension. I love use different mediums, but I also love make like “clean and simple”! Just like what mood I have when I crafting.

You can found me on social media…..

Blog http://jehkotar.blogspot.com

Instram https://www.instagram.com/jehkotar/

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/jehkotar

Pinterest https://fi.pinterest.com/jehkotar/

I wishes great creative years 2018 for you!
Hugs, Taru





Hi, I'm Caroline and I'm a 30-something scrapbooker from Canada. I have 2 children : a daughter (11) and a little boy (6 month) and they are 80% of time the subject of my layout. I love everything crafty, DIY, mixed media, scrapbooking etc. I describe myself as an techno addict, geek, a pug lover and coffee passionate. I'm very exited to be part of the Scrap the boys team.

blog : craftyjedi.com

instagram : @caroliiine86

youtube : www.youtube.com/c/craftyjedi

facebook : www.facebook.com/craftyjedi





I am the mother of two young adult children and grandmother of 4 (2 boys and 2 girls) who are the primary focus of my pages. I started scrapping back in 2007, I took a break later that year for about 6 months and have been scrapping every since. I find being creative very soothing and relaxing. I enjoy the fact that my children and grandchildren will have these precious memories to someday look back on way after I am gone. Allow me to share my journey with you.

Blog: http://scrappingeverydaylife.blogspot.com/

Instagram: MsBrenshevia







I am Melinda Sweetman and live in beautiful sunny Perth, Australia 😃
I am currently on the ScrappingClearly DT and also the Colour Blast Australia DT

Here are all of my social media links
Blog: www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com
FB page – To The Stars and Back: https://www.facebook.com/tothestarsandbackms/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m_sweetman/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsr3iyOFoYPK46t1imtGX7w

Bio:
I am surrounded by boys in my life and wouldn’t have it any other way! I have an incredibly supportive hubby (who often rolls his eyes and puts on a fake smile when called on!!) and 2 son’s, Jacob and Hunter. We also have a pet cat, Zeus and bunny, Olaf, who are also boys! We live near the coast in sunny Perth and love the place we are lucky enough to call home!

I am a bit of an everything crafter though my style lately has been mixed media and somewhat messy. I also PL, make cards and art journal. Oh, and you will occasionally see me with my copics out colouring up a storm! I love to take on challenges that push my creative limits and to just play with colour!






Hello my name is Sandra and I love working with mixed media and will use stencils, wet mediums, stamping, fabric, anything that will add a bit of texture to my layouts. My layouts usually combine mixed media with traditional, so paper, and journaling will also be in my work. However, I am not restricted to mixed media, and am quite happy to do a “traditional” scrapbooking styled layout. I usually let a photo, product or challenge guide me, and then I start creating.
I am usually scrapping family photos, but I also like to scrap travel photos, and have been dabbling with project life and art journaling. I like to search for things on Pinterest such as colour palettes, sketch ideas, layouts for inspiration.
I am currently on design teams for Scrap the Girls, Show Us Your Stuff, White with 1, CSI colour challenges, Charms Creations. I will be finishing up with some of these soon.
I have been married for 29 years, am a mother of 2 adult children, and a grandma to an 11 month old puppy. I live in Australia, and work as a Maternal and Child Health nurse. 

My blog link is: http://lamondedesandra.blogspot.com.au/
I am found on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandrabrimelow/
I am also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrabrimelow/






My personal style is morphing at the moment. It went from lots of negative space, to large background die cuts and mixed media. It's fun working from all those angles and playing with different things in my craft room.

Current DT:
International Scrapbook Garden (brand new kit company)
Studio Challenges
PDE Linky Party (mainly cards)
Give a Crafter a Cookie (mainly cards)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaperCuts4U/
I'm active at Scrapbook.com - Vivian Lake
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vivian_lake1/pins/
Blog: viviansdesk.blogspot.com








I live in the north of New Zealand and have been a scrapping addict for about 14 years :). My main subjects are my five beautiful grandchildren, still all under 5 years old. Thanks to iPhones I never have a shortage of photos and get them sent to me daily from snap happy parents! I love to try different scrapping styles, but I nearly always start with the photo as my focus and then look for supplies and a great challenge, such as Scrap the Boys!. You can see more of my projects on my blog here: 

http://patriciasue.blogspot.co.nz, on Instagram as suesmith7900 and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.nz/wwsue/my-layouts/





Hi everyone! 
My name is Polina, I'm from Russia.
I have been scrapbooking for over twelve years and I still love it. What I love the most is to tell the stories on my pages!
I have daughter (14), two sons (10 and 3) and lovely husband.
I am very excited to be here and be able to inspire all of you

My Instagram @ulyanova.polina
My Blog polya-molya.blogspot.ru





How awesome is this team!
We will be mixing it up in 2018 so watch out for up and coming news!

Thank you for stoping by and we all appreciate your ongoing support of Scrap the Boys.

xXx









Saturday, 2 December 2017

2018 Design Team!


We were so overwhelmed with the response to our recent DT call, there are so many talented scrappers out there that is for sure!

Again I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply.

Our team is lightly larger than previous as we had to have all these talented ladies.
This team consists of our homegrown talent here in Australia but we have also gone worldwide!
We have ladies from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, America, Canada, Russia and England.




And here is our wonderful design team members commencing in February 2018.


Helen Wallace 
Taru Jehkonen
Vivian Lake
Melinda Sweetman
Jackie Ashton
Brenshevia
Caroline Ducharme
Birgit K
Polina Ulyanova
Sue Smith
Sandra Brimelow
Rachel Lowe
Sue Plumb
Emma Zappone
Heikes Augenblick

Over the next few weeks we will introduce each designer so you get to know them!

Congratulations ladies and I know there will be some awesome boy creating in 2018.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Challenge - Christmas.......maybe!



Welcome to a new month and a new challenge!


Yes it is December but we do hope you will find some scrappy time to play along.

Your challenge is to take inspiration from this picture.

Some of us DT girls have stuck to the sketch and gone Christmas, however some of the DT girls have thought out side of the square and used the colours, or shape. Either way the layouts are gorgeous!






So lets start our reveal off with the amazing Sue Plumb!
























Emma Zappone



And here are our guest designers layouts:


Vivian Lake





Taru Jehkonen







Tanya Leigh Designz is our sponsor this month!

Make sure you check them out, wonderful scrappy goodness here!

www.tanyaleighdesignz.co.nz










Monday, 6 November 2017

October Sketch winners:


Hello Scrap the Boys friends!

We had so many amazing entries in October and our sketch by Laura Whitekar proved to be very popular.

Firstly thank you all for entering and showing us your wonderful boy layouts.

Here are the top three winners as voted by the DT team.

Tracey B AUS

Louise Turner AUS

 Taru Jehkonen International

Congratulations ladies they are awesome layouts!

Scrap Boutique and Scrappy Fun Kits are our sponsors and will forward you your prizes Tracey and Louise. Could you email me your dresses please.

Thru please email if you would like to take up the opportunity to be our guest designer on December.

And don't forget our DT call which ends 20/11/17.


Thank you again for all your wonderful layouts and I hope you will play along this month.

xXx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Design Team Call:





Scrap the Boys are having a design team call!

If you love scrapping those boys/men in your life then this is the perfect opportunity.

We are looking for various scrappy styles and is open internationally.

No previous DT experience required (we love new talent!)


We require one DT layout a month and all challenges are given at least 3 months in advance.

We require you to have good social media links and a blog.

Good photography of layouts is a must.

Commenting and voting on monthly entries is also required.


If you are interested in applying please forward the following information to Rachel Lowe at grace.ll@iinet.net.au with DT Call in subject.


Name and country.
Other DT you belong to.
Social media links.
Blog address.
A short bio of your self.


And TWO boy/men layouts that best represent your scrapping style.


This call is open to November 20th and DT term will commence Feb 1 2018 so to avoid a Jan 1 start!

The DT term will be Feb - August 2018.

We look forward to your applications.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mood Board Challenge:

Happy November scrappy friends!

This month it's all about a mood board.

How cool is this colour combination!!!!


 And this is what our wonderful DT created!






Amy Small Designs

















Guest Designer Birgit created this wonderful layout for us! Thank you so much it is gorgeous. You can see more of her work on instagram @bikra33



Well done girls, brilliant layouts!

This month we have two wonderful sponsors

Funky Flair Studio


Scrapping Life

Our international winner will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for us!

We do hope you will join us and we can't wait to see what you all create.