Sunday, February 28, 2010

Last submission, Heres mine.......

Shazza Bishop - Icy Cold Feet

Ok, I cut out an ice berg and painted some shadows to add dimension. . Penguin was a cut out he is screaming.... Help! me I can't swim......................... I hand made the 'Polar-roo (a feltie polar bear with marsupial tendencies), her cub is carried in a neat little pouch. The polar-roo was easy to make, I got the pattern from the book, 'Felties' by Nelly Pailloux. The polar-roo is holding a Pic of my Niece Kiera's feet, from when she was a new born last year

Thanks for looking!

Here is one from our Guest DT member for the month :)

Jennifer Manis - Makes My Feet Happy

Hi Shazza!
My layout is titled, 'Makes My Feet Happy'. When I thought about the title of the poster, shoes came to mind! In the past couple years, I have been drawn to pretty shoes. Maybe not to wear, but to collect & appreciate the artistry that goes into creating shoes. I included my favorite high heel boots on my layout. This was a fun page to make!

Hey Jennifer!,
Great first submission, colors are great and love all your shoes :) I can see three little teeny weeny penguins on your page. Love how you used circle shapes in your layout, Great sub1 - shazza

Next DT sub is from......

Ali Coles - Brrr.... Cold Feet

Hi Shazza,
Here is my Happy Feet submission! Boy it took me ages to come up with an idea for this one! Penguins! I couldn't think of any photos I had that would go with a penguin! then I remembered this photo from Sea World when we took the ride to the Arctic section to see the Polar bears. We came from boiling hot sun to Ice on the walls in a matter of minutes, we were all shivering like mad! Not a brilliant photo I'm afraid but the only one I could think of!
I used DCWV white and blue cardstock, PP and large glitter chipboard letters from the summer collection, small white letter stickers are Doodle bug designs. Blue letters were from a QVC kit. Foam snowflakes from baker ross and penguin stickers from the £1 shop!
Thanks for another great challenge!
take care, Ali

What a great pic to use from Seaworld and love how you have used your little penguins from the cheapie shop! I love the band of icicles pp down the side of your page, Great sub, well done! - Shazza

We have a submission from!

Amanda Taylor - Feel the sand under your Feet

hey shazza, finally got my 'happy feet' inspiration LO done, after searching for a 'feet' pic lol, found one of connors feet in the sand at the park, managed the blue and white colour combo and feet in the title, but couldnt work out how to put a penguin on this page lol...............loved this poster thanks for the awesome inspiration again. hope you like this.

Hey Amanda,

Love the pic of Connors feet in the sand, love your blue and white together, love the font you used for 'Sand' and Feet'.
You could of had a little penguin peeking out behind one of your blooms! Love your use of the mesh. - cheers Shazza

Lets see some more Happy Feet submissions!

Anne Patterson - Happy Feet

Hi Shazza, Here is my take on Happy Feet for March:

I took decided to go with the title of the movie as the inspiration for which photos to scrap as I had these of my friends son starting to walk and so thought it would be a great use for them.

I have a penguin on my LO, it is down the bottom left corner and I found him on E-bay and he was a mobile phone decoration which I pulled apart to put on my page.

Regards, Anne P.

I think you've covered all the criteria here Anne. Love the penguin charm, gorgeous pp and some great pics, all in all a fantastic sub for the month, .......I love the little fella's smiley grin! Cheers Shazza

Here is another Submission from our new DT member .....

Julene Matthews - Cool my Feet

I love my foot spa, nothing is better after a day of shopping or standing up. I use it often to cool my feet and have some "me" time. My penguin comes from a craft book named "Lots of things to draw" by Usborne.I coloured in its tummy with coloured pencils to look like feathers.The fish paper is there so it has something to eat - LOL!
The clear bigger bubbles are mounted on vellum,the smaller one's I left plain.

Julene the bubbles look so authentic, you did a great job of them and love your little hand drawn penguin.... I think i need to use my foot spa more often, Love the fish pp! Great first submission. Cheers shazza

WOW! Another fantastic submission to share, this time from ..... :)

Marisa Page - These 2 Feet

Hi Shazza,
Here is my layout for the March poster 'Happy Feet' for FS2S. I did not cover much of the added criteria,
it just didn't work with my photo. Hope this layout is ok?
Well I love this movie, I know kid at heart that I am. I took this photo a while ago of my feet when I was playing with my camera, lol...
and just had to use it for this layout. I went with mainly a blue colour theme for my layout, with added yellow and green/brown.
I also added my title and journaling to the actual photo before I printed it out for something a bit different.
So looking forward to seeing what you all create...

Marisa Page

Hey Marisa! At least you have blue in the layout :) Gorgeous colors and love how you titled your photo, beautiful ribbon and I see you added a photo pocket! Fantastic - shazza

Another submission this time from....

Michelle Beeby - Happy Feet Gang

Hey Shazza, what a fabulous challenge this month, and it worked perfectly with some photos we had of the Adelaide Zoo trip and a funny story that my (then) 4 year old would tell to all that would listen... the journaling reads:
We had trouble explaining that these little guys were not the stars of the hit movie Happy Feet! Peter decided that they were and every time he showed people his photos from Adelaide Zoo, he would tell them... “And these are the Happy Feet Gang”, too funny, renaming an entire species! Thanks again ((HUGS)) Michelle

Love this page Michelle and love your little story :) "Happy Feet Gang'......priceless!!
Love how you have done those digi font strips, another great sub from you - Shazza

Here's a submission from one of our new DT members.......

Natalie Elphinstone - I've got these Happy Feet

Here's what Natalie had to say.....used a picture of my daughter at the penguin exhibit at Melbourne Aquarium. This was a pretty obvious choice once I saw the poster.

Very funky layout Natalie, you have used lots of techniques here (I know you love your techniques!), masking doodling etc... I love your facny title! Great first submission Natalie!
- shazza

Still waiting on votes for February's winners.... in the meantime here's some inspiration from FS2S fantastic design team!!

Tracy - Penguin

Hi Shazza
Perfect challenge for me to scrap my trip to Tasmania last year where we made a quick stop in a little cute town called Pengiun. Everything there had a pengiun theme (even the rubbish bins where pengiuns).
I have used blue and white kasier pattern paper on white cardstock, with various flowers, chipboard, pearls, lace/ribbon and a few circle pendant charms (of course). Also added one of my2angels ribbon slides to a bit of bling. I have a picture from clipart of a penguin on one of the circle charms - no feet in the title though. So only 2 of the criteria completed.
Thanks Shazza now onto scrapping the rest of my trip :)

Tracy! What a cute town, the kids would have loved the penguin theme! Love your page and embellishments used in your layout, love your blue and white polka dot pp. love your print out photos still attached! have you managed to scrap any more of your Tassie trip? Well done Tracy! - shazza

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our 'Movie Extra' for March is........

Jennifer Manis

My name is Jennifer Manis, and I have been scrapbooking for over four years now. I discovered this wonderful hobby while I was organizing old family photos, and I haven't looked back! These days, I love recording the things that are going on in my life today. I have four beautiful pet birds at home who always provide inspiration for my pages. I enjoy looking through magazines, books and others' blogs for creative ideas. I like to scrap for the fun of it, and I love the feeling of artistry it brings! I was a guest DT member for Candy Shoppe Designs in September 2009.
I am thrilled to be here at From Screen 2 Scrap because the challenges always make you think outside the box & inspire you to try something different! Feel free to visit my blog at

Please make Jennifer welcome at FS2S

Here are some of Jennifer's layouts:

Hope always


With all my Heart

Athena - (Lucky)

Here is Jennifers gorgeous RAK she has donated for a RAK prize for March.
Jennifer will pick her own winner!

'Spring Fling', Includes: 5 designs of 6 X 6 papers,
large and small punched butterflies, and some pretty spring flowers.

Here is another new DT member......

Julene Matthews

I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years and love it!

My blog is and I am an active member on several forums.Generally, I go by Joolz or Booklady.
I love doing challenges and have run challenges/technique instruction/bingo games etc on forums. I have been published in SC and SM several times including a project in SC.I’m going to be published again in issue 77 of SC. I have taught scrapbooking at 2 different shops and attended 4 retreats.
I'm 55,a retired teacher librarian,and now an empty nester as my daughter works interstate. I live in Sydney.

I'm young at heart!

My style is uncluttered as I try to emphasise the photos. I have made cards, and ATC’s but generally I’m a scrapper with layouts. I’ve made lots of off the page mini albums and other items.

Here are a few of Julene's layouts:


Dads Hat

V & A

Venice Sights


Meet our new DT member Anne Patterson.......

Anne Patterson was our Movie Extra (Guest DT member back in December)

Anne will officially start in March!

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 (


Smile on the Inside

King of the Road

Our Boys

In celebration of my being on the DT at From Screen 2 Scrap, for my first month (March) I will give away a RAK to anyone who does the Challenge and then becomes a follower of both sites and lets me know on my ( blog ) that they have entered at From Screen 2 Scrap. Ladies who are already followers of both challenge sites and enter From Screen 2 Scrap just need to let me know they entered the challenge this month and they will go in the draw J


Meet our new DT member......

Natalie Elphinstone

Hi, my name is Natalie Elphinstone. I'm 28years old, a wife of 7 years, and a mother of two gorgeous girls. Bethany is 3 years old, and my new baby Moriah. In my work life I'm a Dr training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. but at the moment I'm a stay at home mum which I absolutely love as it gives me more time to spend with my family, and of course, pursue my artistic side.
I've been scrapping for 2 years now and I love to get my hands dirty with paint and glue and create something simply because it makes me happy. I consider myself to have more of a 'freestyle' style when it comesto amking layouts, as whenever I try to do something with clean lines I can't help myself but want to mess it up! I love to handmake embellishments, or customize traditional ones. and I use a variety of different mediums, regularly incorporating paint, ink, spray mist, texture paste, fabric, recycles items, beads (anything I can find really!) onto my creations.
Please check out Natalies blog at.........

Please make Natalie welcome to FS2S

Here are a few of Natalies gorgeous creations............

Name please

The Road Ahead

Play in the Rain

Or a rock


Friday, February 26, 2010

Well what an inspiring month Ladies!

You have out done yourselves again. I'm loven those pirate layouts, fantastic entries and lots of creativity here this month, choosing the winners is going to be a nightmare.........

In no particular order, here is a blog roll of all the 'Pirates of the Carribean' 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 !!!

I will start posting March's inspiration asap whilst we wait for all the voting :)

I am so happy with the entries for February, we had 3 new ladies give this challenge a go..........Thankyou to everyone who entered this month, we had 13 fantastic pirate themed entries, which was a great effort, so I can only thankyou all for participating and helping to make this challenge site AWESOME!!

I hope you all enjoyed the 'Pirates of the Carribean' challenge and look forward to you all playing along again in March :)

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

Anita Bownds - Kara's Pirate Day

Anne Patterson - Our Pirate

Belinda Lane - Toys Ahoy!

Erika O'Keefe - Hacker....

Jacque Miles - AARGH... Give me all ya treasure!

Jennifer Manis - Love Bird

Julene Matthews - Talk like a Pirate Day

Lisa Kamphuis - ARRRGGGHHHH!

Melissa O'Neill - Crawling the Plank

Michelle Benson - Tunza Fun

Ronnie - Eye Patch

Sharon Creighton - Pirates

Talia Martin - Talia's Pretty in Pink


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February's inspiration will come from the poster.....

Pirates of the Carribean - At Worlds End


1. A skull or two......!!

*Movie Diva Demand* For extra 3 bonus points (in total).......

1 x sword = 1pt, 1 x parrott = 1pt, 1 x pirate ship = 1pt

( This is optional, you dont have to do this but it does give you the extra bonus points!)

Can't wait to see what you all come up with this month - Shazza

Meet the director of 'Pirates of the Carribean' - At Worlds End.

Gregor "Gore" Verbinski (born March 16, 1964) is an American film director and writer.

Verbinski was born the third of five children to Vic and Laurette Verbinski[citation needed] in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His siblings are Janine, Claire, Diane and Steven. His father was of Polish descent[citation needed] and worked as a nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1967 the Verbinski family moved to Southern California, where a young Gregor grew up in the town of La Jolla. Gregor was an active Boy Scout and surfed regularly. He went to Torrey Pines Elementary, Muirlands Junior High, and La Jolla High School before attending UCLA Film School. Verbinski graduated with his BFA in Film from UCLA in 1987.

He and his wife Clayton have two children, Anton and Ivan.

Verbinski was active in several L.A. rock bands early in his career. His first band was Thelonius Monster, which included drummer Danny Heifetz. He also played in the Daredevils, Bulldozer, The Drivers, and the all-star band The Cylon Boys Choir.

He was also in a band called The Little Kings, which backed Stiv Bators on his version of "Have Love Will Travel". Along with a cover of the Moody Blues song "The Story in Your Eyes" (by other musicians), the song was released by Bators in the Fall of 1986 as a 12-inch single on Bomp! (catalogue #12136) and was later included in Bators' compilation album L.A. L.A. On the compilation album's liner notes, label owner Greg Shaw described the band as "an adequate but rootless Hollywood glam-damaged band with tattoos".

His first films were a series of 8 mm films called "The Driver Files" circa 1979, when he was a young teen. Although most associate Verbinski with feature films, he started his career directing music videos for bands like Bad Religion, NOFX, 24-7 Spyz and Monster Magnet working at Palomar Pictures. This was not surprising to his friends in Los Angeles, since he had been in various punk and rock bands; the Daredevils, for instance, included then-departed member of Bad Religion Brett Gurewitz.

Verbinski moved from music videos to commercials, where he worked for many brand names including Nike, Coca-Cola, Canon, Skittles and United Airlines.

One of his most famous commercials was for Budweiser, featuring frogs who croak the brand name. For his efforts in commercials, Verbinski won four Clio Awards and one Cannes Advertising Silver Lion.

After completing a short film, The Ritual (which he both wrote and directed), Verbinski made his feature film directing debut with his comedy flick, Mouse Hunt. The film was a hit globally and he soon followed up the success with the action/comedy The Mexican, starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The film received mixed reviews, and performed modestly at the box-office, earning $68 million domestically which was quite meager considering its star power (it was technically successful due to its moderately low $38 million budget). Verbinski followed it up with the horror film remake The Ring (2002), which struck gold globally, grossing well over $200 million worldwide. Verbinski also had a directorial hand in The Time Machine that year, temporarily taking over for an exhausted Simon Wells. Verbinski directed some of the underground Morlock sequences and is given a Thanks to credit in the film.

He then directed the very successful Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which earned over $600 million at the international box office.

His next film was The Weather Man which starred Nicolas Cage. The film received mixed to positive reviews but was a box office failure.

In March 2005 he started filming the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The former then became his biggest success so far, becoming the third film ever to gross over $1 billion at the international box office.

His future project will be an adaption of William Monahan's novel Light House: A Trifle, which is a story about an artist running away from the Mafia who hides in a lighthouse, in which kooky characters live. He will also direct Butterfly, about a man trying to drive his wife insane.

Verbinksi was also set to direct a film for Universal based on the video game, BioShock.[1] However he has since been replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo as director, but he will still produce.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Entry, this time from.........

Michelle Benson - Tunza Fun

Hey Shazza, well what a tough challenge ! After looking for the perfect photo and title for my LO, for 2 weeks, this is what I have come up with.

My boys went to a party on the weekend, at a game arcade which also had mini golf. The mini golf course was pirate themed, and I had taken my camera !! My eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw this statue !!! I have filled all the criteria, there are quite a few skulls and crossbones on the PP and in the photo, also added a pirate ship (google images, and mounted) a parrot (weave extras rub-on and texta’s) and 2 swords up near the title (hand cut and heat embossed silver). Phew, it’s all done !! Thanks again Shazza for a great challenge, this challenge pushed me and it’s the first time I have used mesh and embossing powder !! - Michelle

I'm so glad you finally found the perfect photo Michelle... you would have thought your luck had changed once you saw that gorgeous pirate statue, you have done a really great job of this challenge. Love the mesh and also the little pirate ship is so cute. Well done!! - Shazza

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Look at this Fab layout, from...

Julene Matthews - Talk Like A Pirate Day

Talk like a pirate day is an international event held on September 19th, it is held annually at my daughter's uni. They get dressed up and walk around "talking like a pirate" and basically have a lot of laughs. Here's her housemates, with her, ready to go. The chipboards were specially made then inked. I used velvet ribbon to match Jacob's vest. This was a fun layout to do.

Wow, I never knew of such an event as 'Talk Like a Pirate Day', it sounds like a lot of fun. Great take on the challenge Julene! how good are those photos :) - Shazza

Monday, February 8, 2010

WOW! Another fantastic layout to share, this time from another newbie :)

Ronnie - Eye Patch

Hi Shazza!!
I finally found your challenge site and loved doing this challenge!! Hope I did everything right!

Wow this is just fantabulous!!!!! I love the title.... lol and great pics!! Perfect pp and love those skull stamps. Great take! - Shazza

Another great take on the challenge by....

Melissa O'Neill - Crawling the Plank

Hi Shazza,
This is my entry for Screen to Scrap this month, I would like to thank Amanda Taylor for her encouragement for entering as I didn't think I had all the criteria, her encouragement saw me make a boat sail out of onion packaging & attaching an owl instead of a parrot. I also found this gorgeous photo of Nate and called it "crawling the plank". Thank you. Love Mel

You did a great job of the challenge Melissa..... I'm impressed that you improvised, and made a boat sail. Great photo to use for this challenge. Well done! - Shazza