Monday 28 July 2014

Video Tutorial by Erica Houghton {Design Team "Moment To Shine}

Hi everyone & welcome back to another tutorial 
from our Design Team "Moment To Shine" series.

Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member
 Erica Houghton, from the USA using our current challenge here.

Erica created this beautiful layout  based on the mood board
 below & will share her creative process with us in her video.

Let's get to know a little about Erica.

Hi!  My name is Erica Houghton.  
My husband Ben & I live outside of Washington DC in Stone Ridge, Virginia.  
When I'm not working or sitting in traffic you can find me in my studio creating, 
curled up with a good book, headed out the door for a run, or sightseeing & traveling!

My paper crafting is shabby chic - I  love glitter, rhinestones & anything that has glitz, 
glamour & a LOT of sparkle!   AND I'm totally addicted to patterned paper.  
I never feel my pages are complete until I've added flowers, ribbon & machine stitching. 

 I enjoy creating a variety of projects including layouts,
 cards, tags, Off-The-Page products & mini albums.

In addition to creating for various design teams I also enjoy teaching classes at local
scrap stores,  because I love sharing my passion for paper crafting with others.  
To see all of my creations please visit my blog here.

Click to watch Erica's video to see how she created her lovely layout!

And now for a couple of close-ups . . .

Love this beautiful cluster of flowers & tulle!

Supplies List

Papers - Webser's Pages Allison Kreft Recorded
Webster's Pages Recorded Cardstock Stickers
Websters Pages Paperclips
Flowers:  Manor House, Petaloo, Prima & Recollections
Studio His & Her Tulle
WIlton Doilies
3D Foam Creative Sheets
MyStick Permanent Strips
Crafty Power Tape
Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Edge Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

She has a totally individual yet unique & fantastic style!!
Watch her video to see how she plays around with balance 
& composition until she gets everything to look "just right!"

Thank you so much Erica!  
Please leave Erica some comment love if you are feeling inspired right now!
AND REMEMBER ONLY 3 MORE DAYS left to enter out July Challenge.

You can find all of the details here!

Saturday 26 July 2014

New Design Team Member - Lilibleu from France!

Hello everyone!  Exciting news today!! 
 We are welcoming TWO new design team members to Scrap Around The World
 in the next month, starting today!  You will have to wait a couple of weeks to find out 
who one of them is but for today please welcome Lydie Denis from France!  {aka Lilibleu}.

Let's hear from Lydie herself...

Hello everybody!  My name is Lydie Denis {aka Lilibleu}.
 I’m 42 years old, married & mother of two boys (age 5 & 7). 
I live in the South of France, in a lovely sunny region called Provence!
 Together with my husband we run our own e-shop – named Ysandel
 selling fantasy jewellery (in French « bijoux fantaisie »).

I discovered scrapbooking in early 2009 after my second son was born. 
Now scrapping is an integral part of my everyday life! 
My kids, daily life & the beauty of nature are my main sources of inspiration.
 I love to give volume to my creations, use inks & modeling pastes & flowers
 (maybe you already knew that)!! 

You can take a tour into my colourful little world on my blog as well as  Facebook.
I’m also part of a few french Design Teams -
 La Malle aux Fleurs (« Trunk of flowers »)
- Quoi de neuf au poulailler ? (« What’s up in chick’s house ? »)
- 52 rue scrapcopines (« 52, scrapfriends street »)

I really want to say thank you to Helen for inviting me to join Scrap Around The World
-  I’m very happy to be here with you all!

Here is one of Lydie's creations.  
This page was one of our finalist entries & can be seen in our June 2014 Wall of Fame. 
 Lydie's work has been catching our eye lately & when we decided we could do with a
 couple of extra team members we invited her! 

 Why are we expanding our team from 22 to 24? 
 We have a unique structure here at SATW that is working very well for us.  
We have started sharing the admin load & now have a core admin team, 
4 comment teams & a Facebook team.  

Everyone has their special tasks behind the scenes & we could do with a couple 
more helping hands.  We have also been revealing TWICE A MONTH for a while 
now - on the 1st & the 16th of the month - so now we will have 12 projects
per reveal.  Sounds better than 11 don't you think?!?

Please welcome Lydie!!

Thursday 24 July 2014

Photo Tutorial by Hera Sugitani {Design Team "Moment To Shine"}

Hi everyone and welcome to the first of July's
"Design Team Moment To Shine" tutorials.

Today we have a step by step photo tutorial by Design Team member 
Hera Sugitani, from Brazil, using our current  challenge here.

Hera says "The July mood board created by Tusia Lech is fantastic & I created 
2 projects for it because I loved it so much!  One layout for the reveal & another 
one to share with you today!  I hope it will inspire you to play along if you haven't
already :)  Time is running out now - just one week to go!

Let's get to know a little about Hera.

Hello, my name is Hera Sugitani & I'm from Brazil! 
 I'm a literature teacher & an art lover.  
I discovered scrapbooking in 2007 & I fell in love with this art!!
 I officially started working with it only in 2010 & now it is my passion!!!

  I'm married & have two wonderful daughters (7 & 14 years old). 
 My family is my main source of inspiration.
  My style is eclectic.  I LOVE flowers & butterflies & am a very romantic person.  
This year I have the pleasure to be on many Design teams & to be a part of 
Scrap Around The World is a great honour for me too
.  You can find my blog here & I would love for you to visit me :)

Now I will show you the process of creating my layout.


Cut out 3 journaling cards & use the back
 of the same paper to cut a bigger piece. (6" x 9").


Adhere the 6 x 9" paper, then glue a piece of Chevron paper (6" x 8") on top of it.  
Now apply gesso around the papers to soften the edges.


Apply a stamp you like using Staz-On/archival ink.
 I chose a post card stamp.


Adhere the tags & apply gesso around them too.


Add your photo, apply gesso &stamp again.  
This time I used a set of many different stamps.


Using a glue gun, add the flowers.  
I also added some pink crystals to enrich the layout.


Add your title. 
 I used American Craft Thickers.

Your layout is complete!

A few closeups...

Small sweet flowers in the basket.

Lovely details in the title, crystals & stamps.

My sweet daughter . . . isn't she beautiful?

What do you need to achieve this look?

A photo, papers, flowers, crystals, alphabet
 letters, ink, stamps & some gesso.

Supplies List:-

Paper - Marion Smith Garment District Remnants & Manhattan
Paper - Marion Smith Mad Tea Party Alice
American Crafts Thickers
Staz-On Ink - Jet Black
Set of stamps
Paint Brush
Prima Marketing Flowers - many colors & sizes!
Pink Crystals
Hot Glue

That's it!  I really hope you like it. 
 It was made with love!
Hugs from Brazil . . . Hera

Thank you Hera!
Please leave Hera some comment love if you 
are feeling inspired right now.

Only 7 days left to enter our July Challenge.
You can find all of the details here!

Sunday 20 July 2014

July 2014 Guest Designer Asia Bieniek {aka Funiaa} of Poland!

Hello everyone :)  Please view our current challenge HERE 
& our 2nd reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

   Today we welcome back the winner of our May Epic Anniversary Event 2014 
 {NEW Category} Funiaa of Poland, as our Guest Designer!

"My name is Asia however in the scrap world I use my nickname FuniaaI live in Poland.
Since I can remember I've always liked beautiful things.  I always loved to make things
  but was never passionate until a friend  introduced me to scrapbooking.  Soon I was 
seduced by it & always on the look out for new trinkets I can use & collect.
 In the scrap world I feel like a little girl. I watch, touch, look & am charmed 
by the magical world of paper & how I can manipulate it into 3D forms.
  I love to scrap as it is a wonderful escape from the daily monotony of life.  
Scrapbooking gives me the ability to express emotions that cannot be put into words.  
  I am so excited to have the opportunity  to be a Guest Designer for Scrap Around the World
Thank you so much!"  You can find my blog * HERE *
 Funiaa has used our current mood board HERE for her inspiration.
Such soft & subtle texture!

Such beautiful layers!

The dimensions of the hearts are stunning...

 A truly gorgeous page!
Thank you so much Funiaa for creating this especially for Scrap Around The World!

Please leave some comment love for Funiaa.

I hope she has further inspired you to get working on our July mood
 board creation  today - time is running out& we have fantastic
 prizes up for grabs, so get busy & upload your layout soon!

Challenge closes on Thursday 31st July 2014
**Have you entered our FACEBOOK giveaway?**
We have a GREAT prize up for grabs over there
& also closing at the end of the month.
Take a look at the fab Cheery Lynn dies you can
win & follow the instructions to be in with a chance to win!

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Design Team Mid Month Reveal {July 2014 Challenge15 by Tusia Lech}

Hi there! Today it is time for our mid month reveal!
Are you ready to be inspired by our creative Design Team?
We hope you will love Tusia's July  mood board &
 join us this month - check HERE for full details.

Welcome to REVEAL TWO of Challenge FIFTEEN, 
hosted by Design Team member Tusia Lech from Poland! 

Tusia's mood board is fun, whimsical & full of positivity with a magical feel!

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.

Tatyana Sidorenko {Belarus}

Terhi Koskinen {Finland}

Riikka Kovasin {Finland} art journal spread

Kim Ewins {Australia}

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}

Marilyn Rivera {USA}

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Alexandra Polyzou {Greece}

Anna Rogalska {Poland}

 Kasia Bogatko {Poland}

Rachael Funnell {Australia}


Now onto our magnificent prizes {ALL of which ALWAYS include


OVER $50 worth of sprays & embossing powders from
 Lindy's Stamp Gang, sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you

 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Community / Gallery:



$40 worth of goodies from 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.




$30 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!



$20 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.




$15 worth of Darkroom Door

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.

This is just an example of the type of stamp you could WIN!!
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



 $25 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.




The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 31st JULY 2014.

Just 2 weeks left to go now!

Remember to leave some comment ♥ for our hard-working designers!