Saturday 30 November 2013

Look what we have here! THREE new Design Team members!!

Yes, that's correct!!  Today let me introduce you to our newest ambassadors! 

 We are now a team of 16 at Scrap Around The World & as from
 January 2014 we will be providing you with TWO reveals each month! 

 Our first reveal will be on the 1st of the month as per usual, where we will 
reveal our latest mood board {we will be doing away with our optional 
sketch} & 8 layouts from our Design Team, then AGAIN on the 16th
 of the month we will have ANOTHER reveal for you & reveal 
the next 8 projects from our Design Team!  

That way you are SURE to be inspired by something, at some stage, yes?!?
So that is our plan!  And these ladies are going to be a part of it!!

And DO NOT WORRY - your chance is coming soon!!
We WILL be having a Design Team call in the first 6 months
 of 2014 as well so everyone will get their chance...
But for now...

Please join me in welcoming...

Marie-Josee Hamel from Canada.

Hello all! My name is Marie-Josée Hamel.
 I am 38 years old & I live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada,
 with my significant other, Michael, & our daughter Emily, 
who just turned 9. We share our house with a cat, a rabbit,
 two snails & a goldfish! 

 I discovered scrapbooking in April 2006 
during a trip I took to Louisiana, USA, to visit some friends. 
I've been hooked ever since! Colour is always what sparks
 my creative process. I chose the colours I want to work with, 
then find a picture to match, which I know is very unusual.

I currently design for:- Scrapbook Laurentides (Canada)
- Scraptus (Canada) - Un peu fleur bleue (Canada)
- Blue Fern Studios (USA) & now Scrap Around the World!
I am so excited to be here & hope you I will succeed in
my efforts to inspire you - I look forward to this journey!!

Marilyn Rivera from Peurto Rico 

Hi!  I'm Marilyn Rivera and I live in Puerto Rico with my
 husband Israel & my two teenagers Alexander and Paola.
I started  years ago in this hobby &  fell in love with it
 immediately - It's a therapy for me...

I'm a fashion designer so during the day I'm surrounded by
 fabrics, sewing machines, threads & dress forms.  When I'm 
not creating with fabrics, I am creating with papers!  I love to create!!

On my pages you will see a lot of techniques that I use for my 
dressmaking, such as pleating or draping.  I love mixing papers
 with fabrics, mediums, paints & pearls, to create different textures. 

I am so glad & excited to have joined the team here at Scrap Around 
The World & I hope my work can bring you some inspiration.

And last but not least!!  Tusia Lech from Poland!

Hi everyone!  My name is Tusia Lech.  I am from Poland & I love
 all kinds of media – if I had to define my style I would say that media 
is the only constant thing. My favourite colours are fresh, bold greens,
 blues & pinks, but at the same time I also love delicate, pale hues of 
beige, rose & white.  There is something that can always be found
in my projects – a positive, feminine style.

Scrapbooking fills my whole life – it is all around me – in my private life
 & in my job & career. I love the process of creation – I have created things
 since early childhood – anything handmade has always attracted me. I
 cannot imagine my life without art & creating - even if I leave for a weekend 
away, I always take my small 'art-bag', filled with art-journal supplies. 

I am lucky enough to design for a few very creative places.
 I love drinking coffee, reading books, walking through the forest, 
looking at beautiful flowers, basking in the autumn sun & being deep
 in my inner world.  I am happy person & wouldn’t change a single
 thing about my life!  I am very happy to be here with you all too!!

Welcome ladies!!!  I am so happy to have you on board!!
Please join me in wishing our 3 new ambassadors all the best 
for their journey here with Scrap Around The World!

Thursday 28 November 2013

An Absolutely AWESOME Video Tutorial from Design Team Member Leonie Neal Dawson

Hi everyone!  We have a "late in the month" surprise for you from our lovely 
Design Team member, Leonie Neal Dawson. - a video tutorial - woo hoo!!
How are you all going with the November mood board?  
There are lots of super gorgeous entries in our challenge this month 
& they are coming thick & fast now that time is nearly up!!  So hurry
 & get your entry done & linked if you haven't done so already. 

 We have a whole bunch of AWESOME PRIZES on offer this month,
 not to mention the kudos of being featured at Scrap Around The World!!!

See our current challenge {below} HERE.

 Leonie is our challenge host this month so she kindly offered to create a video
 of her process too.  For anyone who puts videos together you will know
 there is no quick way - it is a labour of love!  Thank you Leonie!!

Well I've just watched the video myself & believe me it is INCREDIBLE!!
I was mesmerized the entire time!  I'm a HUGE fan of Leonie's eclectic 
style & watching how she works was SUCH a treat for me!  I hope you've 
found a few tips or tricks in the video to get you in a creative mood!

Don't forget to take a minute to leave some comment love for Leonie!
She is a fantastic Design Team member here at Scrap Around The World!!

If you enjoyed Leonie's video please consider subscribing to her 
You-Tube channel HERE.

And soon we have another surprise to share with you
 {before the end of the month!}  
Oh yes, we are keeping it FRESH here at SATW!!
See you soon!!!

Sunday 24 November 2013

November 2013 Guest Designer Jelissa Mei of Singapore!

Our Current Winners & Features!

Please view our current challenge HERE...Just 6 days left until it closes!

Today we welcome back the winner of our October 2013 Challenge, 
  Jelissa Mei of Singapore, as our November Guest Designer! 

Hi everyone, my name is Jelissa & I come from sunny Singapore,
 where I live with my husband & 2 sons. By day I am a forensic scientist
 & in my spare time I like to take photos, tinkle on the piano, 
read & of course scrapbook!

I started scrapbooking in 2010 as a substitute for scuba diving after 
my eldest son was born, as well as to preserve his precious
 childhood memories.  Soon it became a serious hobby as it
 helped me find balance after a disciplined day at work. 

I'm currently on the Design Team at Green Tara, where I get to
design with beautiful flowers & trims, some of which I have used here.
 I'm so excited to be featured here at Scrap Around the World!
If you would like to visit my blog you can find it HERE.

Jelissa has drawn her inspiration from our current mood board above.

Such a FANTASTIC take on our current challenge!
I am blown away & IN LOVE with this beautiful page....

I adore the way Jelissa has blended the colours so beautifully...

I also love how she has softened the colours through the use of white,

Such amazing details & textures!
Thanks so much to Jelissa for creating such a specal 
page for us this month!! Totally breathtaking work!!!

 Please remember to leave some comment LOVE for Jelissa.

  I hope she has inspired you to get working on our November 
mood board today - Time is running out & we have SIX great
prizes up for grabs so get creating & upload your layout soon!

Post prepared with the assistance of Di Garling

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Guest Design Team Inspiration from 13arts!

Our Current Winners & Features!

 ***Don't forget about our current challenge HERE!***

Hello Scrap Around The World fans!

Today we have even more inspiration for you from the Design Team at 13arts!!!
13arts has been very generous with us at Scrap Around The World & have
been a regular sponsor since we began - 7 months ago already!!

They have created some amazing projects based
 on our current mood board & optional sketch below.


First up we have Ayeeda - the proud owner of 13arts!
Aida Domisiewicz {Poland}

Mell Pell {Belarus}

Kasia - Ciri {Poland}

Dorota Dolega {Poland}

A HUGE thank you to dear Aida & her team at 13arts for
such wonderful & diverse inspiration! I hope you are feeling
inspired & ready to create with our November mood board if 
you haven't already!  Only 10 days left until it closes!!

Please leave some comment love for Aida & her team ♥
  For even more inspiration you can visit the 13 Arts blog HERE .

Saturday 16 November 2013

Guest Design Team Inspiration from Imaginarium Designs!

                                                 *Please see our current challenge HERE*

Hello Scrap Around The World fans!
Today we have some extra inspiration for you  from the Design Team
 of our fabulous main sponsor this month, Imaginarium Designs.
They have created some stunning layouts based on 
our current Mood Board & optional sketch.


Natalie May {Australia}

Solange Marques {Brazil} 

Evgenia Sokolinskaya {Russia}

Patricia Basson {South Africa}

Denise Boddey {Australia}

Imaginarium Designs Designer as well as our very own
 fabulous sketch artist! Julianne McKenna-De Lumen {Australia}

Sarah Routledge {Canada}

Ingrid Gooyer {Netherlands}

Shell Carman {Australia}

Sandrine Dawes {Australia}

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}

Well I don't know about you but I reckon these layouts are STELLAR - every single one of them! A BIG Thank you to the team at Imaginarium Designs!!Please be sure to leave some COMMENT LOVE for this group of talented ladies & all their wonderful work here & also to  stop by the Imaginarium blog  HERE  for even more glorious inspiration!

And get working on your November entries if you haven't done so already - we are over half-way through the month!

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Guest Design Team Inspiration from Bo Bunny!

* Please see our current challenge HERE *

Hello there Scrap Around The World fans!

Today we have some awesome inspiration to share with you from one of our 
sponsors this month, Bo Bunnywho are Guest Designing for us!!!

They've created some beautiful layouts based on
 our  current Mood Board & optional sketch below.


And wow, have they created some visual magic for us! 
 THANK YOU to the designers at Bo Bunny for 
sharing your beautiful work at Scrap Around The World!

Maryia Potapovich {Belarus}

Denise Van Deventer {South Africa}

  Tracee Provis {UK}

 Megan Gourlay {New Zealand}

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE for these talented ladies 
& don't forget to pop over to the Bo Bunny blog  here for more inspiration!!

Friday 8 November 2013

October 2013 Wall of Fame!

***Click HERE to view our current challenge***


1st - Jelissa Mei - Singapore


2nd - Anna Komenda {Moriony} Poland
3rd -Arnlaug Koppang -Norway
4th - Frau Muller - Ukraine
5th - Anna Wisniewska {Wiosanka} - Poland


  Jacqueline Moore - Australia
Anna Zaprzelska {Brises} - Poland
Taniko - Ukraine
Marie Josee-Hamil {Mariemily} - Canada
Natalie Elphinstone - Australia

***Winner, Features & Finalists please feel free to right-click & save the Wall of Fame
 to add to your resume, as well as grabbing the correct badge from the sidebar
 to display on your own blog!***

Please support us by playing along with this month's mood board! {sketch optional}.

Posted by Alexandra Polyzou.

Monday 4 November 2013

October 2013 Winners, Features & Finalists!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Winners' post!!  I'm sure you have all been waiting with baited breath to see who the Design Team has selected as this month's stand outs!  We received 57 entries & SO MANY of them were REALLY good!!  I know I say it each & every month, but the fact is it is TRUE that the standard of our entries increases monthly.  People are clearly motivated by the prizes & kudos & that is such a wonderful thing!

Voting is something we take very seriously & each & every entry is given due consideration.  Do not be discouraged if you are not featured.  It is no easy feat with such amazing international talent abounding & it is not the main objective of our scrapbooking journeys, just the cherry on top for those who work hard on honing their talents.  We aspire to INSPIRE you to CREATE, enjoy the process & be INVOLVED in our community at Scrap Around the World.

The winner of our October 2013 Challenge is JELISSA MEI of Singapore with this absolutely faultless layout!  She has won 3 paper packs, along with embellishments, from Donna Salazar, 
as well as a Guest Designer opportunity with us!

  Please e mail our Guest Designer Co-ordinator, Di Garling at vgarling {at} if you would like to be our December Guest Designer!!  Please contact our October challenge host, Jessy Christopher, at  jc.chris {at}, with the title OCTOBER 2013 SATW WINNER in the subject line, together with your
 full postal address, so she can get your parcel shipped to you asap.

Onto our Featured Artists!  

In 2nd Place we have Moriony! {Anna Komenda} of Poland with this sublime page.  
She has won a $30 pack of chipboard from 2Crafty!  Please contact Di Garling at vgarling {at} 
with the title 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD WINNER SATW OCT 2013 in the subject line, together with 
your postal address,so she can get your prize shipped asap!

3rd Place goes to Arnlaug Koppang of Norway with this super-sweet layout that we all agreed was LOVELY!  She has won a $25 pack of chipboard from Scrapmatts chipboard in Australia.  Please email me at scrapaddict {at} asap with the title SCRAPMATTS WINNER OCT 2013 SATW in the subject line 
so I can get your prize shipped to you asap.

4th place goes to Frau Muller of Ukraine with this heart-warming page!
She has won a $15 voucher to the Purple Pumpkin store.  Please go to the store HERE,
 select your prize then e mail Sam at purplepumpkincrafts {at} with your selections 
& your postal address.  Please put OCT 2013 SATW PURPLE PUMPKIN PRIZEWINNER
 in the subject line of your email.

5th place goes to Anna Wisniewska {Wiosanka} of Poland, for this lovely page - the perfect mix of humorous & heart-warming with perfect balance & artsy touches.  You have won a prize pack of ribbons & doilies from Juraci Falcucci, so please contact her directly at jufalcucci {at}, with your full postal so she can get your prize shipped off to you asap.  Please put SATW OCT 2013 GIVEAWAY WINNER in the subject line.

Prizes to be claimed on or before the 15th of the month please, otherwise they will no longer remain valid.

PRIZEWINNERS PLEASE NOTE replies will NOT be sent BUT if you do not receive your prize within 6 weeks please contact the email address given {& copy me on scrapaddict {at}} so they can follow it up for you.  

We trust our sponsors to be honest & reliable but we cannot be held personally responsible for prizes that go awry, although this would be the exception rather than the norm, having never happened to date.

Now for our 5 finalists in order of points!
{Yes from now on the Design Team is voting on 10 layouts a 
month according to points so we are stating TEN positions!}

6th place goes to Jacqueline Moore of Australia with this uber sweet page!

7th place goes to Anna Zaprzelska {Brises} of Poland for this beautiful layout.

8th place goes to Taniko of the Ukraine for this vibrant take on the challenge!

9th place goes to Marie Josee-Hamel {Mariemily} of CANADA with this exquisite page.

10th place goes to Natalie Elphinstone of Australia with this great take on the mood board!

Finally our RANDOM WINNER!

I was SO HAPPY when the name ELAINE COUSTLEY {Australia} came up to win Eila's lovely pack of flowers!  
Elaine has been a faithful player here at Scrap Around The World & was just saying on her blog recently that she 
was giving up playing in challenges for a while!  Well obviously our mood board dissuaded her & hopefully 
this prize will lift her spirits! 

 Elaine please sign up as a FOLLOWER of Eila Sandberg's blog HERE & e mail me at scrapaddict {at} to claim your prize, giving me your full postal address & putting "OCT 2013 SATW RANDOM WINNER" in the subject line, so we can get that out to you asap!


Your layouts are all publication worthy & you have shown off your remarkable talent & skills to the max!!  
Such beautiful inspiration it has kept me happy for DAYS & I'm SURE will inspire others for many more 
days to come!!!  I'm sure you all agree?!? Please leave some COMMENT LOVE for these 
fabulous artists who have inspired us all this month!

Here is a reminder of our CURRENT MOOD BOARD - if you are looking for a challenge this month, please consider ours - we have some really excellent prizes up for grabs this month too!  Thank you!!