Friday, 6 June 2014


My apologies for keeping you all in suspense a bit longer than usual!
Things my side are mind-bogglingly busy & it's just been impossible
for me to get the next lot up until now, but not to worry, here I am!

Scroll down to our previous post to see the first 5 Epic Winners.
All these projects are EQUAL WINNERS & they make up
 our 2013/2014 SATW Finalists for our First Year!

Not only do they get to keep display this cute {& very prestigious!}
badge in their sidebars & on their resumes but they also each win 
a fantabulous prize of $100 worth of product PLUS FREE SHIPPING!

A reminder of our EPIC MOOD BOARD designed by me!
It was really cool to have so many people design with my
board - thank you so much for the great participation &
many, many kind words I have read about our event & site.

Lisa Novogrodski's winner for Scraps of Elegance!

Macarena from Poland!

Congratulations!  You have won yourself the beautiful May kit from 
Scraps of Elegance, together with all FOUR gorgeous add-ons!  
And I can see from your style that you will be having A LOT of fun
 with these & you deserve to!

Please contact Melinda at mkelly {at} scrapsofdarkness {dot} com
with SOE SATW EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your
postal address so your goodies can get sent off to you.

Lisa said: "I love that Macarena chose the photo of the cake from the board 
for her colour base & picked up on the pink & grey. Her photo is serene, the pinks
 & whites & "fluffy" feel of the canvas relay the "cake" inspiration. I also love that 
she chose to create a project about herself for herself!"

I agree!  It's incredibly soft, pretty & light-handed but with
such a unique tranquil spin on the happiness theme.
Congrats Macarena - your canvas is out of this world pretty!


DeeDee Catron's Winner for UmWow Studio!

Jelissa Mei of Singapore!

Congratulations Jelissa!  You have won yourself a tonne of UmWow products
& I know for a fact that you will LOVE them & make great use of them!!
Please contact DeeDee via email at deedee430 {at} gmail {dot} com with
UMWOW SATW EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal
 address to receive your amazing price pronto!!

DeeDee said "What really pushed me over the edge for this layout was the use
 of the gold glitter from the mood board. The whole piece is beautiful, but that
 final little touch was the icing on the cake for me!".

I couldn't have said it better myself!  I'm a big fan of Jelissa's style
& she went all out on this layout & it shows - fantastic job J!!


Limor Webber's winner for Lindy's Stamp Gang!

Funiaa from Poland as our NEW winner {as opposed to WOF}

How cool is this layout?!?  Congrats to you Funiaa on a really unusual & dynamic 
design!  For your awesome effort & success you WIN your CHOICE of $100
worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang products!  Please email Sharon at sharon {at}
lindystampgang {dot} com with LSG SATW EPIC WINNER in the subject
line, together with your postal address plus your list of products wanted.
{Check out their store HERE to make your selections!}

Limor said "What a fun layout!  It really makes me smile!!  There is such a 
celebratory feel to the page & I love the dynamic movement Funiaa has 
created.  The detail here is really amazing!"

Well I certainly agree that this is a totally original design with some
fantastic design elements to it as well!  Congratulations to Funiaa!


Shirel's Winner for Shirel Studio!

Anna Rogalska from Poland!!

Congratulations Anna!  You have won yourself BOTH Pop & Colours
Online Workshops with loads of technique-driven video classes from
some of the most well-known scrapbook artists in the industry!

Please email Shirel with POP&COLORS SATW EPIC WINNER
in the subject line so she can send you the access codes for BOTH
workshops.  Use email studioshirel {at} gmail {dot} com

Shirel said "Anna has an amazingly unique style that is very appealing.
I love how quietly hopeful her page is & the use of the black thread
to add movement around the butterflies."

Well I too am a HUGE fan of Anna's work & am so glad she has
been rewarded for it.  Anna I do hope you will enjoy the workshops!


Alda Stevens winner for The Flying Unicorn!

Dorota Dolega from France!!"

Congratulations to you Dorota!  I think you are going to have A LOT OF FUN
selecting yourself $100 worth of new stash from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!
Please email Alda at cs {at} flyingunicornllc {dot} com with FLYING UNICORN SATW 
EPIC WINNER in the subject line together with your postal address & she will
supply you with an voucher code.  Do remember to FIRST REGISTER at TFU!

Alda said "There is a captivating , beautiful dreamy feel to this creation. 
The balloons with the black & white color palette add a depth of elegance
 & artistic creativity".

I certainly agree that Dorota has such a natural style that is so individual
& appealing.  I always love the depth of emotion she conveys with her
restrained style, a real art indeed!


Last up we have our RANDOM PRIZE WINNER sponsored by
our delightful bloggy friend & former DT member Eila Sandberg!

Laura Whitaker from Canada, who also happens to be another NEW player!!

Congratulations Laura!!  Please email Eila Sandberg at eila {dot} sandberg {at} telia {dot} 
comwith PRIMA SATW RANDOM WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal address.

I do hope you all remembered to FOLLOW EILA'S BLOG HERE as required for
eligibility {& also because if you are a Prima fan it's the place to be inspired!
  Aswell as the Prima blog obviously!!}

Well I love that Laura is celebrating her scrappy space in this layout!
What a great idea!!  I also like how she has mentioned it as her
 therapy & her social connection.  That is also a very important
 part of scrapbooking as a hobby!! 

And that brings us to the end of our EPIC EVENT for 2014!
remember to leave some LOVE for these EPIC designers!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

FIRST FIVE 2014 EPIC WINNERS! {5 more coming soon!!}

Hello everyone!  Well firstly I'd like to say  THANK YOU so much for the overwhelming response we received to our challenge & Epic Event last month.  136 entries was a new record for us!! 

 With all those wonderful prizes on offer I'm not surprised though that everyone wanted a chance to win.  We all love a good race!!  And scrapbooking & scrapbookers are no different to the rest of the world.  Prizes motivate anyone to up their game, do their very best &, best of all, PARTICIPATE!  

I myself have a healthy dose of competitive spirit & don't view that negatively at all so it has always been my vision to instill it in others.  As long as we don't take ourselves too seriously there's no harm in it at all & games are fun!  In fact, it is a great thing for the scrapbooking industry as a whole for more & more scrapbooking artists to become proficient & prolific!


Regarding our Epic Event - we would like to continue with a yearly celebration but in future have decided it will be more low key in order to give all our fantastic guest design teams the opportunity to also participate themselves & to allow us more free space on our Facebook page, to showcase your beautiful projects.  We just couldn't show them all due to the sheer quantity involved!  So we are working on altering our recipe slightly so we can do that next time!

However - what you NEED TO KNOW is that we will always have some type of annual celebration to pinpoint our TOP TEN PLAYERS for the year, and 9 out of 10 of those players will have already featured in our Wall of Fame.  This is our REWARDS PROGRAM for our players - to acknowledge those already featured & to narrow down our best players even further to 10 finalists. 

 This means that it's not just beneficial to play along with SATW in our birthday month, when we have LOTS of prizes, but EVERY MONTH, because if you get yourself featured on our Wall of Fame in ANY MONTH that means you've just upped your chances of being an Epic Winner from 10% as a "NEW" entrant to 90% as a "WOF"entrant.


On with the show!!
Here are our EPIC WINNERS!!!
All with an even ranking - TEN WINNERS IN TOTAL - no placings!
Every one of these entries wins one $100 value prize PLUS FREE POSTAGE!!

You also get a VERY SPECIAL EPIC BADGE to display in your sidebar/resume!
Designed by our very own blog pimper Kristine Davidson who I highly recommend
for turning your space in the blogosphere into something super special FAST & at
a very competitive rate!!  Just take a look at the my new look blog HERE to see
what I mean.  She rocks!!  Contact her if you need any blog work done!

A reminder of our May EPIC mood board designed by me :)

Agnieszka Bellaidea's winner for INKIDO!  

Anna Komenda - Poland

Congratulations!  You win a HUGE prize-pack of goodies from INKIDO!
Please contact Agnieszka via email at starhorse {at} onet {dot} eu with SATW 
INKIDO EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal address to her.

Agnieszka said "this canvas created by Ania just speaks to me. 
Design, colours, embellishments - I love it all!"

I agree totally!! Anna has an incredibly original & very beautiful style
& I am so glad she was chosen as one of our epic winners as she
has been a loyal supporter of SATW from our inception. 


Vanessa Tiberti's winner for 2Crafty!

FENA from the USA!

Congratulations!  You win $100 worth of the latest & greatest 2Crafty Chipboard designs!
Please contact Vanessa by email at salesat2crafty{at}optusnet{dot}com{dot}au with
SATW 2CRAFTY EPIC WINNER in the subject line & supply your postal address to her.

Vanessa said " This layout really captured the essence of the moodboard.
  It is a true celebration!  Great photo, layers & background work 
& love the hint of sparkle from the sequins."

I couldn't agree MORE!  Absolutely AWESOME work all round! 
 The detail really is incredible & the touches of gold around the edge 
of the page make my heart skip a beat!!  Aaaaaah....amaaaaayzing...


Next up we have Tusia Lech's winner for 7dots Studio!

Tatyana Sidorenko from Belarus

Congratulations!  You have won a phenomenal array of 7dots collections & products!!
Please contact Tusia at 7dotsstudio {dot} com with SATW 7DOTS EPIC WINNER
in the subject line & supply your postal address to her to receive your package.

Tusia said "Your ability to create amazing layouts is incredible!!!
 I love each & every detail - from the colour splashes to the gorgeous photo! 
Truly beautiful celebratory layout!!"

Tusia is totally right!  
Tatyana's layouts are ALWAYS amazing & I too love the freedom & abandon
 with which she creates.  That is what true scrapbooking as an artform is all about!


Ali Parris's winner for Scrap 365 Magazine!

Melenia Agapides of Greece!!

Congratulations!  Your beautiful entry has won you SIX mixed media instructional DVD's
 by Kate Crane, which I hope will bring you many, many hours of pleasure & education.
Please contact Ali at ali {dot} parris {at} traplet {dot} com with SATW SCRAP365 EPIC 
 WINNER in the subject line & your postal address to receive your EPIC prize!

Ali said "I love how Melenia has focused on the unique red/orange colour of the 
delectable eats in the bottom left photo, the touch of blue lace & the feeling of 
happiness this page exudes!"

I completely concur!  A very lovely layout indeed & executed to perfection Melenia!!
Just the right amount of everything...


Zuziucha from Poland!!

Congratulations Zuzia!  You win an absolutely enviable collection of
Darkroom Door stamps!!  I know you will work wonders with them
& cannot wait to see them appearing on your work!!  You lucky duck!!
Please email Rachel at rachel {at} darkroomdoor {dot} com with 
together with your postal address, to get those babies off to you...

Rachel said "I love how the black & white photo pops off the lighter background 
& the texture created with the paste, as well as the mint & gold colour scheme
 & perfectly placed embellishments."

Can anyone say CLASSY?!?  This layout takes my breath right out of me!!
Simplicity, complexity, it's all there & expertly put together.  I adore it too!!!


And that is that for today!  Soon the next 5 winners will be announced
so STAY TUNED & please leave some extra special love for these incredibly
 talented scrapbook designers - they are our First Year's superstars!!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June 2014 Challenge 14
A Stunning & Dramatic Summer Mood Board
By Di Garling

Hello & welcome to Challenge FOURTEEN, hosted by
 Design Team member Di Garling from Australia!

Di has created this dramatic summery Mood Board
 in these striking colours to inspire YOU this month!

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just
 one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging:-

You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include:-

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board,

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.


If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

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This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL 
as well - that goes LIVE on the 16th of every month with another
 full set of inspiration from more of our designers!!


Di Garling {Australia}

Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Hera Sugitani {Brazil}

Debbie Burns {USA} Canvas

Zuzia Bodakowska {Poland}

Karita Vainio {Finland}

Erica Houghton {USA} - Canvas

Anna Komenda {Poland}

 Dorotka Dolega {France} - Art Journal Spread

Terhi Koskinen {Finland} Sneak Peek Only {Video Tutorial coming up on the 28th!}



 $50 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



$40 worth of goodies from Gauche Alchemy!

Here at Gauche Alchemy we offer mixed media paper craft supplies
 for those artists that like to create outside of the box, inside of
the box & those that like to rip the box a new one! We 
specialize in Punchinella, authentic ephemera & found 
objects perfect for any style or level of crafter.

Your prize will include a variety of Gauche Alchemy Exclusive products 
to the value of $40, including a Punchinella Variety Pack, Ouchless Cardboard, 
Ephemera & various mixed media items & will not be identical to this image. 


$30 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $30.




Fabulous Darkroom Door background stamp worth $22.95 AUD

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!




 $15 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

{Image depicts a sampling of 7Dots Studio products & is for illustration purposes only. 
Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 7Dots Studio product worth $15.}




$25 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


The deadline for this challenge is  MONDAY 30th JUNE 2014.

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE 
for our talented & hard-working designers!