Saturday, 31 July 2010

Joining the team…

Stacey Young

Hi there, my name is Stacey and I live in Central Queensland with my darling husband of 7 years, Tim.  We have 2 boys, Cooper (3 yrs) and Kobi (20 months).  I am a little bit of a scrap addict and these 2 little cuties are my main source of inspiration.  I have been scrapping for about 6 years but only really got into after the birth of Cooper and only found the online world of scrapping a couple of years ago.  I had a background of painting on canvas before I fell in love with scrapbooking but I guess I have always loved art!  I definitely have found my style and will be interesting to see how it changes as the boys grow up.  I would call it collage-like, very busy, colourful, cute and layered:)  My staple supplies would be paint, patterned paper, material.......actually I think there are too many to write down, basically the more I get on there the!!  I have tried doing white space but it just doesn't happen, I love to fill every inch!
Thankyou so much Susan, for asking me to join the team, it will be a pleasure working with such wonderful artists:)  If you want to come visit my blog and say "hi" here it is

I have lurked around Stacey's blog for some time… but had not been able to contact her so I was not able to secure her for the team last month …but as luck would have it she emailed me last week with an enquiry as she had her layout picked up for publication and so i was able to ask her to share her talent with you all here…Stacey has a very unique way of creating boy layout as think she will inspire us to explore our arty sides :)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A word from our Sponsors…

Fancy a CC this weekend? …well Scrap A While have one on… join in the fun…Thingie (2)


Anna’s Craft Cupboard have a tonne of fabulous products in there shop… here is just one of the gorgeous boy ranges that is new to the shelves …this cute as! range is from 3 Bugs in a Rug and is called “tool time”…the papers feature Robot, Cars and Tools…


Thursday, 15 July 2010

“Devil is in the Details” Challenge

July 15th already …WOW month is flying by and I have been drooling over the gorgeous layouts that have been created for the “Just the Facts” Challenge …remember you still have until the end of the month to complete that challenge… just make sure you link that layout on the “Just the Facts” Challenge post.
Now for the “Devils is in the Details” challenge (which is also due at the end of the month)…
Every month we will be bringing you a sketch and detail challenge…the sketch component is optional however the detail (or element) component is not…have fun.
Here is what our talented team did with the challenge criteria :)
KellDebbieKerrynNicoleOFP   Georgia Once you have created your “Devil is in the Details” layout fro July...upload it to your personal blog or an online gallery and then using the “linky” tool below link back to your layout here.

Please when you leave your name also pop you country…ie. Susan Longman – AUS…then we will pop over to your blog, have a looksee and leave some love… to be in the running for the prize you are required to have your layouts linked by the end of the month. (All prizes are strictly for Australian residents only due to shipping…if we are able to secure international sponsorship I will post in the forthcoming challenges.)

Sunday, 11 July 2010


We have a winner of the giveaway…random number name
Natalie pop us your address on email and I will post this out to you :)

Monday, 5 July 2010

SWAP – They can be Krafty CLOSED

Welcome to the first BOY SWAP…. Krafty bits… this month the swap requires the embellishments to be made out of kraft… you can create anything you like as long as it is out of kraft and is “boy” inspired…
Sign up opens today (5th)
Sign up closes 14th
Items due to me 30th
Posted back by 4th…
Size no larger than 2”x2” please
If you are interested in joining the swap please leave a comments and email me so I can send you the numbers you will be required to make and my address.
We are offering "Boy" swaps every month (these are strictly for Australian participants in order accommodate postage) ...swaps will open for sign up on the 5th of every month and be due by the end of the month... join in they are very addictive :)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

This months sponsors

Scrap a While

Hi everyone my name is Alita, I live in country NSW on the mid north coast in Taree with my wonderful husband Graeme and 3 girls, Syvonne, Brianna & Tegan. Three years ago we made the decision to purchase ScrapAWhile the local scrapbook store which is also a Kodak Express store and keeps us very busy. We are very lucky to have a talented and hard working Design Team including Tarrah McLean, Kim Jeffress, Kim Kendell, Kylie Symons, Tracey Manderson, Kellie Harrison and Amanda Rixon.

We have a busy forum with lots of challenges, swaps and good discussions on scrapbooking and all types of papercraft and try to keep the blog updated with as much as possible and also now have a group on Facebook. The store stocks lots of different brands and are always happy to order in for people.

We are really excited to see Scrap The Boys back in action and are proud to be one of the first sponsors back.

Annas Craft Cupboard

Thank you to Susan for inviting Anna’s Craft Cupboard to sponsor the Scrap The Boys Blog for July and August.   Anna’s Craft Cupboard began as a small online store approximately four years ago and is now one of the leading online Australian Scrapbook stores.   I  strive to bring my customers new product as quickly as possibly mostly sourcing direct from the US.

Located in Western Australia, Anna’s online store stocks a wide variety of scrapbooking manufacturers to suit all tastes and budgets. The store has an up to date blog with step by step projects featured weekly, created by the talented design team. The store also offers inspiration to scrapbookers with monthly product showcases designed by her team using both brand new and older lines. The gallery has a Monthly Sketch challenge with a generous prize of $40 gift voucher and free postage.

There are also 3 random draws for customer order per month with generous prizes. New customers receive 10% off their first order. Anna’s Craft Cupboard is now also on Facebook and twitter to keep customers up to date with the latest information about the store so connect with Anna’s Craft Cupboard online here too.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at  Thanks and hope to see you shopping soon!  Anna Costello

July 1st Challenge - “Just the Facts …”

For the first challenge we thought we would make it a nice easy one…but something our busy lives forget to do….and that is capture the vital information of your boy right now.
So for your layout I would like you to use a portrait shot, one of those “nothing photos” (you know that photo you love but does not have a story or event attached to it) and record your boy’s vital statistics right now making sure you add in some quirky facts about them.
Here is what some of our team did with this challenge …Anthea Petersonann-marie  OFP OFP Wendy Smith ebony van der starre
kim arnoldOnce you have created your layout upload is to your personal blog or an online gallery and using the “mr linky” widget below link back to your layout.
Please when you leave your name also pop you country…ie. Susan Longman – AUS…then we will pop over to your blog, have a gander and leave some love… to be in the running for the prize you are required to have your layouts linked by the end of the month.

All links are now re-entered...if you do not appear here please add your link again :)