Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Showcase of 'Deck the Halls' entries for the month....

In no particular order, here is a blog roll of all the 'Deck the Halls' layouts for the month! This helps the Design Team with the judging of entries :) So hang in there, it will be a couple of days before we get back to you with all the winners !!!

Thankyou to everyone who entered this months challenge, we had 11 beautiful entries, which was a great effort considering December is a busy month with all the Christmas festivities, so I can only thankyou all for participating and for helping to make this challenge site AWESOME!!

I hope you all enjoyed the 'Deck the Halls challenge and look forward to you all playing along again in January :)

Lets make 2010 our most creative year ever !!! in no particular order, I present:

Jacqui Miles - Santa Clause is coming to Town

Jennifer Campbell - Home for the Holidays

Julene Matthews - Deck the Halls

Natalie Elphinstone - All I Want For Christmas

Maria Delo - Joy to the World

Anita Bownds - Jingle Bells

Jennifer Manis - Blue Christmas

Brenda Wyllie - We wish you a Merry Christmas

Christina Aiton - Blue Christmas

Michelle Benson - O' Christmas Tree

Lisa Kamphuis - Jingle all the Way


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

We would like to wish all our followers, Guest DT members and participants in the challenges a 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year'.

Thankyou all for supporting and making 'From Screen 2 Scrap' an enjoyable and fantastic challenge site. We look foward to seeing you all back here again in 2010.

If you have time between Christmas and 29th December we will still be accepting entries to the months challenges!

From Shazza and the Design Team

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yay! - Another layout from............

Lisa Kamphuis - Jingle all the Way

I cant believe it - I got to do the screen to scrap layout last night.
Its called Jingle all the way and it was released as a movie in about 1996.
My three Chrissy embellies are Santa transparency, Christmas tree and the star.....
Thanks babe and have an awesome Christmas - Lisa Kamphuis

I can't believe you got it done in one night either!! ........Gorgeous layout Lisa, love your Santa transparency, and what a great pic of the kids :) Beautiful Layout. Well done!! - Shazza

Entries for Decembers Challenge will close on
Tuesday 29th December at midnight SHARP!

Monday, December 21, 2009

.... and another newbie, this time from.....

Maria Delo - Joy to the World

Hi Shazz,
Got time this morning to get this layout done, covered all the criteria....
I've used Webster's christmas range of papers for my layout, a lace doily, a piece of cardboard, a mixture of alphas from (Making Memories, K and Co and Carolee's) christmas embellishments (a kaiser tree and little presents), bling (pearls on my tree) and then have used Joy to the World for my title....

Wow this is beautiful Maria, love the kaiser trees, and little house......lots to look at!! Love the pic you chose, this all blends well together. Great work! - Shazza

Entries for Decembers Challenge will close on
Tuesday 29th December at midnight SHARP!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Heres another great layout from another newbie ....

Jennifer Campbell - Home for the Holidays

I had a blast playing along with your challenge. This is my first time entering!
I chose Home for the Holidays as my title.
A tradition we started when my oldest was born is to bake on Christmas Eve.
We serve Christmas breakfast every year, so we make cookies and last year we made Rice Krispie houses. I hope you enjoy my layout. - Jennifer

What a great Christmas layout Jennifer, love the photo of your kids really getting in and enjoying your Christmas tradition :) Gorgeous santa embellie..... Well done! - Shazza

Another great 'Deck the Halls' inspired layout....... this time from

Natalie Elphinstone - All I Want For Christmas

Dear Shazza,
Here's my entry for December's Challenge. I've used the song "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth" as my title, and journalled about how my 3 year old daughter just wants EVERYTHING for Christmas! There's certainly 3 or more Christmas embellishments with all those baubles at the top (which are by Leeann Pearce), and there's plenty of bling too!

Well done Natalie, I'm lovin those bright colored baubles. Great idea for your title, and love your cute mini green Christmas tree. Great doodling around the edges......Fantastic! - Shazza

Look at this Fab layout, from...

Christina Aiton - Blue Christmas

Here's a layout I just finished this week - Blue Christmas, lots of bling, and I used felt snowflakes in some of the stacked flowers -Chris

Lovely layout Chris, I love your idea of using the embroidery frame...... very clever! Love your flowers and that gorgeous chrocheted doillie. Great use of colors in your 'Blue Christmas'. Well done!! - Shazza

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Heres another great layout from .........

Anita Bownds - Jingle Bells

Thanks for the challenge shazza awesome ...
Cheers Anita..

Great layout Anita, love the red bow and gorgeous snowflake. You have done a fantastic job and have covered all the criteria for the challenge. - Shazza
- Shazza

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A big Thankyou to our sponsor and RAKs donated for the month :)

Pinki's Scrapbooking Nirvana

American Crafts mini Marks Christmas rub-ons


Assortment of Christmas Embellishment prize!


A RAK prize donated by Anne Patterson our Movie Extra for the month

Thanks for your donations and sponsorship


A layout from another newbie.......

Michelle Benson - O' Christmas Tree

I choose to go with O’ Christmas Tree, as the theme of my layout, and I have added Reindeers and Poinsettias. I have also blinged it up by using rhinestones on the berries and on the reindeers. - Michelle Benson

Gorgeous take on the challenge Michelle, love your cute Reindeers and your background pp really adds to the whole layout. The photo you have used looks fab. Great job on your first ever entry! Well done! - Shazza

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Our fourth entry for the month comes from.......

Jennifer Manis - Blue Christmas

Hello there! On this layout, I have a picture of my white tree. I could have named this page 'White Christmas', but it's called 'Blue Christmas' because I have blue lights & ornaments on it. I love how it glows at night! Plus, I love that song! Happy Holidays!! from Jennifer Manis

I always love your takes on the challenges Jennifer, because you always think out of the square. Love your white Christmas tree, its gorgeous, infact I went with a white tree this year with pink and green stars..... lol Love your bling christmas tree and puffy snowflakes and red decorations in the left hand corner. Well done! - Shazza

Jennifer you were the fourth entry in my email inbox for 'From Screen 2 Scrap' for the month, so you win ... a pack of Holiday fun chipboard pieces.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Our last submission from ......

Ali Coles - Oh Christmas Tree

I used a christmas tree theme for my page. I love the bright Christmassy poster and as far as I'm concerned Christmas isn't Christmas until the tree goes up in our house.
1. Use a Christmas Song title for you layout title -I have used the carol 'Oh Christmas Tree' for my title,
2. Use 3 or more Christmas embellishments - I have used 3 chipboard christmas trees.
3. Lots of colourful bling - I have added gems to my trees, a glitter title, glitter ribbon under the trees and shiny red and gold brads.
Papers and stickers from Die Cuts With a View - From Ali

Hi Ali, from your photos, it looks like you have a huge christmas Tree. Love the three little Christmas trees along the bottom of the page. I agree with your statement ... that its not Christmas til the tree goes up. Great page Ali! - Shazza

P.S Forgot to mention that Ali was having camera probs thats why her submission is a bit late.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Here is our third entry for the month from.......

Brenda Wyllie - We wish you a Merry Christmas

Here is my entry for this month.
The song title is "We wish you a merry Christmas", there are more than 3 christmas embelishments and it is full of colour.

Love this layout Brenda, love your flowers and snowflakes scattered on the page. I love the christmas stocking Garland you made, what a great idea, it really makes your title stand out. Love those pics sitting next to Santa. Well done! - Shazza

Take five Scene Two, our second entry for the month....

Julene Matthews - Deck the Halls

Julene said......My title was pretty unimaginitive but I couldn't think of another one with decorations.This is my daughter aged 1 helping unpack the decorations.My 3 embellishments are the stamp of a bauble(Kaisercraft),the stockings on the square and the metal stocking.I handmade the flowers and added some blingy brads.The other rhinestones are Kaisercraft too.Pattern paper is by bella.

Love this layout Julene, especially done in the red and white tones, the red pp is very striking, cute pic of your daughter helping lol You have covered all the criteria, Excellent take! - Shazza

Take Five Scene One..... Our first entry is from .....

Jacqui Miles - Santa Clause is coming to Town

This is what Jacqui had to say....
This is my LO for the deck the Halls Challenge its of 2
of my boys when they were little with
santa so that had
to be my title song santa clause
is coming to town. I
have used lots of bling!!!
and a snow man a hand cut out
santa and a xmas
flower but I can not think what they
are called lol
so I hape you like it i had fun with doing
it thanks
sooo much for the challenge it was gr8. Jacqui
Miles :)

Hi Jacqui,
Fantastic Christmas layout, love the pics
of your boys and your pp with the 'poinsettias'
(Christmas flowers) looks fantastic as does the
embellishment. Well done! - Shazza

Congratulations Jacqui, as you were the first entry for
the month in my email box you have won a pkt of
'Occasion Words Soft Charms' by Design .


ACTion take Five, Decembers movie poster...

Deck the Halls


1. Use a Christmas Song title for you layout title

2. Use 3 or more Christmas embellishments
stars, candy canes, snow man, presents etc....

3. Lots of colourful bling

I hope you all enjoy this months poster inspiration and I look forward to seeing some really bright Chrismassy entries. Will upload the DT submissions over the next few days so as you can gain lots of inspiration from their beautiful work :)

A little bit of info about the Director


Originally from Iowa Falls, Whitesell attended Simpson College before moving to New York to study acting and directing at Circle in the Square. His theater credits include Happily Ever After, And That's the Way it Was and Solo for two Voices. He worked at The Writer's Theater, the Princeton McCarter Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In 1964 he moved on to television directing. Starting with Another World, television would prove a prosperous and healthy environment for Whitesell who went on to work on such series as A Different World, Roseanne, Coach, Law & Order, Blossom, The Cosby Mysteries, Pearl, Costello, Providence and Jack & Jill. He has even won an Emmy for his work on Guiding Light.

Whitesell decided to take a leap into feature work, directing 1993's Calendar Girl (1993), starring Jason Priestley and Jerry O'Connell. But when the film bombed, Whitesell retreated back into television. He wouldn't resurface into the film industry until 2001 with his second feature, the comedy See Spot Run (2001), starring David Arquette and Michael Clarke Duncan, followed by Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) starring Jamie Kennedy; Big Momma's House 2 (2006) starring Martin Lawrence; and Deck the Halls (2006), starring Matthew Broderick.


Deck the Halls (2006)
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
See Spot Run (2001)
Calendar Girl (1993)


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Here is our Guest DT Anne's submission for the month called....

Santa Baby

'Santa Baby' has been done as a cover by Kylie, but it has been around for a lot longer, but the one people will know is the Kylie Minogue one - Anne

Love your page Anne, thats the cutest Christmas baby pic I have seen, love your Starry embellishments, candycane and tree charm :) Well done! - Shazza

Introducing our Guest DT Member for December....

Anne Patterson

I'm very pleased to have Anne as our Guest DT member for December, I originally knew Anne through Ready, Set, Scrap and then we were both lucky enough to be chosen as 'Mad Hatters', DT members for 'Out of the Hat' challenge blog...... Anne is a beautiful scrapper as you will see in her work below, but lets get to know her first, here's a little bio about her.......

My name is Anne Patterson and I have been scrapbooking for over four years. I came across the hobby when a friend of mine invited me to go to a creative memories party when I was living in the US and I guess I just never stopped. I love scrapping and the main subjects are my wonderful sons who are 2 and 4 years of age. I can not say I have a distinct style as I enjoy trying new things and new products. My favourite techniques are paper piecing and stitching on my page, but I am always up for a challenge and this is often what inspires my LO’s. I am currently on the Design Team at Scrap of Difference (

My blog is at:


Smile on the Inside

King of the Road

Our Boys

Anne you have some gorgeous layouts here, such beautiful work. My favourite is the last one of 'Our Boys', i love the colors you have used and the stitching on the felt and a great photo of your boys :)

Thanks for sharing with all of us at 'From Screen to Scrap'

Please make Anne welcome at FS2S and don't forget to go visit her website if you need any added inspiration


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winners for Novembers 'Kill Bill 2' Poster.......

Thankyou to everyone who entered this months challenge, we had 9 entries, which was a great effort for our fourth month of challenges and I can only thankyou all for participating and helping make this challenge site grow. I hope you all enjoyed the 'Kill Bill' poster challenge and look forward to you all playing along again in December......... :)

The DT members and I found that some entries did not adhere to all the criteria, so
this month was a lot harder than usual when we all voted for the winners. To vote we used the 1st=3pt, 2nd= 2pt and 3rd = 1pt system!!


The NOVEMBER GOLDEN GLOBE winner of the 'Kill bill 2' challenge


Lesley Forde

with her entry - 'Book of Love'

Congratulations Lesley

The DT and I felt that your layout was the well deserving winner and although you did not paint your title red (Which was optional to score the 2 bonus points) you won regardless by a margin of 5 votes. i hope you enjoy your prize of a $10 Voucher donated by 'my2angels'. ENJOY! :)


Marisa's Logie RAK Prize
Marisa will pick her own winner!!


Jacqui Miles

with her entry 'Yeea Haa'

Congratulations Jacqui!

You have won Marisa's RAK prize which contains: 10 sheets of patterned paper {one of which is a die cut paper} 1 12 x12 sheet of journaling cards 2 x alpha stickers 1 bingo card 1 pk paper flowers: 16 pieces 3 x 1m lengths ribbon 1 edge distresser an assortment of yellow & blue buttons 3 x bookplates.


The winner of Sandra Wilkinsons Surprise RAK

which Sandra has picked herself


Julene Matthews

With her entry 'Sponge Bob'

Congratulation Julene! I'm not sure what Sandra has in mind for her Surprise RAK but I'm sure it will be gorgeous.



The winner of the 'Kill Bill 2' submission,
as voted by the rest of the Design Team



Here is her submission for the month called 'Happy Birthday Princess'

Congratulations Tracy, you have won a RAK of goodies for your creative efforts,
donated by Shazza :)


From Screen 2 Scrap November competition


Name Five movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino.


Name Five movies he has Acted in!

All correct answers will go into a hat and a winner will be drawn


Nikki Love-Salinas

Congratulations Nikki, you have won a RAK of goodies
donated by Shazza


Could all the winners please email me their details to: so I can get your prizes organised and/or posted out to you.

Again, I would like to thank all the ladies that submitted entries for the month. The quality of work of some of the entries was fantastic.

I hope you all get a chance to participate in the challenge for December which is 'Deck the Halls'
plus some extra criteria.

A BIG Thankyou to all our Sponsors for November your generous
donations are greatly appreciated :)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here is my submission for the month.....

Shazza Bishop - Let it Snow

Hi Everyone!!

I have followed the criteria for this layout, I used the song title 'Let it Snow'. I hand made my fat snowman and used a felt tree and red stamped presents, (Stampin UP! roller - Gifts Galore), I also used paper snowflakes (3 or more Christmas embellishments used). For lots of bling I attached plastic fairy lights to wire and fixed to my layout with wire and tied off at the back of the layout, I strung them around the photo copying the lights around the house on the Deck the Halls movie poster. I also used Snow-Tex on the word Snow for authenticity. The photo was taken last year Christmas day with my neice Tiliesha (better known as Tillie) posing for me with the North Pole sign..... she is such a character!!


FS2S Third and Fourth Giveaway.......

Last month I had four ladies whom completed a layout for both sites ARTastic and From Screen 2 SCrap.

Third Giveaway

The Third lady to complete a layout for both sites will also win a Rak of Christmas embellishments............. and also go into the Random draw.........

...................... but thats not all............................

Fourth Giveaway

This month if any ladies complete a layout for both sites they will go into a hat for a Random Draw prize of a RAK of Christmas embellishments......................

so you better all get scrappin :)


Monday, November 30, 2009

Next up is.......

Tracy - Merry Christmas Everyone

This photo is of the last Christmas we spent in NZ , hence the house theme. Lots of chipboard from Scrapware used, bling chain and the christmas embellishments being my2angels charms.
The title is Merry Christmas Everyone by Slade (which I sang the whole time I was doing this layout LOL but quietly of course in my head didn't want torture my household!)

Ooh Tracy, this is divine. I just love Santa's sleigh on the roof and the christmas house theme was a great idea. Your embelishments are beautiful, everything just fits in together so well.....and the charms ofcourse!! are Queen of the charms!! lol Fantastic - Shazza