Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Hi Cecelia! Great entry this month for our challenge :) The Hallooween photo you have used is just the best, some great costumes worn by the kids! love you base pp and the spiderweb pp is awesome!! The title you have used is great and the line of pumpkins across the page just tops this off. Well done - Cheers Shazza
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
My name is Gina Baj and stumbled across your wonderful blog thru a friend. I love it. I have never submitted for anything, scrapbook wise. When I saw the December inspiration it just called out to me. I live in a small country town in Australia and halloween isn't celebrated much. This year was the first year I had ever seen pumpkins that could be carved. I love the idea of halloween and have had fun with my kids for about the last 7 years, but when I saw a pumpkin I just had to give it a go. We decided to carve a Jack Skellington face. My halloween photos were perfect for this challenge.
I have included all the items:
Pumpkins- in the photos and hanging from the tree.
Large moon- behind the photo and on the vintage halloween postcard.
Jack Skellington- in the photos, in the bottom right hand corner, and as a charm hanging from the pin in the top right hand corner.
Spooky Tree- chipboard cut out that has been hand glittered.
Fence- another chipboard cutout that I have painted, embossed and wrapped a chain and lock(covered in Staz on ink- black)and cobweb, to represent a cemetery gate. Jack has the keys on his finger.
Yellow/Purple colours- all over
Large Swirl- under the hand made flowers, chipboard painted purple and cover in Ranger crackle paint, black soot.
I had sooo much fun with this challenge thanks for putting it out there. I really enjoying looking at everyone's creations and how from the same poster everyone comes up with unique ideas. Well done everyone!!! and Merry Christmas to all.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Hi Shazza, I have to admit that when I saw this inpiration, 'The
Nightmare before Christmas', I was at an absolute loss!
I don't have any Halloween photos and kept wondering how
I could work on this...so it definitely was a challenge
for me! I was at the shops and saw this pumpkin head on a paper
bag, and bought it for a markdown price of 50cents, and
then today have had a load of fun painting and cutting,
and gluing my twigs together, and drawing in my little
skeleton. I haven't used a photo but believe the LO has
turned out OK! Anyway it was a fun experience! Thanks and cheers, Deb
Glad you had a go at the challenge this month :)
Your pumpkin head is gorgeous and how lucky to find
him for only 50cents! Love your fence made from sticks
and great skeleton drawing :)Well done!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Hi Shazza I found this poster really hard to work with. I have
started two LOs wasted three sheets of card and finally made this and even
then it doesn't have all the criteria. But it does have 1. a moon 2. a fence 3. yellow and purple 4. a black swirl 5. a tiny skeleton The title is my from my favourite song in the movie
when Jack discovers Christmas "What's this?" Hope this is OK Karen
Hi Karen! this has turned out great!So sorry you had
wasted three sheets of cardstock: but the end result
is like Wow!I love your little swirl and your fence
looks awesome. I love how your moon is behind the photo.
The edging punch you use looks great. What brand of
punch is that? Great take on the challenge!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Here is Celina's RAK prize she is offering to one lucky winner.....
'Celebrity Hunk' challenge at Soul Scrappers :)
Melissa you have done an excellent job of this months movie poster. This page is so inspirational. I love your spiderweb attached to the tree and the title looks fabulous. Love all the little added extras too!! Another great page from you - Cheers Shazza
Here is Melissa's bio.......
Hi Melissa (isay) I'm sure everyone will remember Melissa....... as she has entered quite a few challenges over the last couple of months here os FS2S and also on ARTastic. She has a gorgeous scrapping style and I'm always waiting to see what Melissa does with the criteria each month and she never dissappoints us with her incredible creative side. - Shazza
Please make Melissa Welcome :)
Here are some of Melissa's favourite layouts that she is sharing with us :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
How much fun was this?!! I used the poster quite literally for inspiration & featured my son Nathan in his skeleton costume at Halloween 2008. I did manage to include all seven 'extra criteria items'...Pumpkins...Large moon...Skeleton (the boy himself!)...Spooky Tree...Fence...Yellow/Purple...Large Swirl. - Sandi
WOW!!! Sandi...How great is your first submission :) You've done such a great job and it looks like you had fun putting this together because it has come up a treat! Boy!....and you manged to get everything on your page, Well done!! I love it!! - Shazza
Here is Sandi's bio.....
Well... I'm 50 years of age, married for 24 years to my wonderfully patient hubby & Mum to two boys, aged 14 & 11 who all keep me on my toes!...I work on Sundays as a Beauty Consultant for Elizabeth Arden....I have definite OCD tendencies when it comes to things being kept tidy (I am constantly losing the battle being outnumbered 3-1 by messy menfolk!!) I have been 'crafty' since early childhood, knitting, dressmaking, toymaking, soft furnishings, cross-stitch, home decorating & photography are all in my repertoire, but it was when I discovered scrapbooking that I felt I had 'come home'!!! I think of my own style as eclectic...I find inspiration everywhere & am never without a camera to snap those little things that catch my eye! I love that there is no 'wrong' way to scrap & that however it's done it's real value is documenting memories for future generations to enjoy! The last two years have seen me go from being a solo scrapper to being part of the Global phenomena that is the internet!! How fabulous is it that we can 'meet' like minded friends whose paths we would otherwise never cross...not to mention sharing all the ideas & inspiration that's out there! - Sandi Robinson
To view more of Sandi's great work visit her blog - http://livinglifeoneblessingatatime.blogspot.com/
I met Sandi recently on another scrap booking community and instantly was in awe of her style and creative flair....her work really stood out, so I asked her to apply for one of the DT positions. I also asked our own Natalie Elphinstone to help me sort through the applications and like me, Natalie was instantly drawn to Sandi's gorgeous work......... Well I suppose the rest is history :)
Now here is a showcase of some of Sandi's gorgeous work......
Who am I?
Sorry Sandi...... I went and nicked this one from your blog, as its one of my favourites.... :)
Please introduce yourself to Sandi and welcome her to 'From Screen 2 Scrap'
I just used this pic from the internet because as a child I really did have a fear that something was lurking under my bed at night. It was horrible...... sometimes I would silently cry hoping that it would not grab me by the ankle and pull me under aswell. I used to do this flying leap into bed and my bedhead would bang against the wall and leave marks and gashes in the plaster. I used to pack boxes of books under my bed so the monster would not have much room , would feel squished and uncomfortable and find someone elses under bed space to move too. .....and of course I used to leave the bed side lamp on until morning. It wasnt until I was in my early teens that I think I grew out of this phobia...........but I still remember those nights when I was paralised by fear...... :(
TFL - Shazza
Here is my submission. It is entitled Halloween and shows the kids all dressed up ready to go trick or treating on the 31st of October 2010. I have managed to cover every criteria earning myself the 10 points. I've also managed to include 8 photos on one page. Quite happy with that.
I especially love you spooky tree and all your goulish embellies :) Great work! - Cheers Shazza
Here's my take on this month's spooky poster and I had the best fun with this one!!! I've scrapped my daughter Lucy's first ever Ghost Train ride at the show last month and they were just perfect for this layout's theme! I've included ALL of the criteria here! I've done some hand made PUMPKINS, a massive LARGE MOON (using tape and book paper), I had drew my own JACK SKELETON, I created my own SPOOKY TREE, I punched a picket FENCE border (cheers Martha Stewart), I've definately used YELLOW / PURPLE COLOURS, and I've got a cloud of LARGE SWIRLs there using a cut up paper doillie. I've also managed to get the original tickets from the ride on there too - which Lucy is also holding in the pic! The tickets were way too cool to throw away! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! :D
Cheers, Chantal Vandenberg
Great submission Chantal, Love all the background book pages and your Jack Skeleton is way cool! Great theme to scrap too.... Page looks awesome with so much going on...Great that you kept the ride tickets too -Well done!! - Cheers Shazza
We wish you all the best Debbie :)
Deb! A nice simple submission, love the three elements you used. The photo of the two witches pointing looks great! The distressed flowers go well on the page. Well done! -Cheers Shazza
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Hey Jen! You have done so well with the criteria, I love how it has the silohouette effect. That house looks the best, this is a fabulous Halloween page and I love the photo of you when you were a little kid! Love the purple hair!! Excellent work! - Cheers shazza
Added criteria for an extra 7 Bonus Points
Must have a minimum of three items used from the list,
use all items and receive a bonus 3 pts = 10 pts max
Note: Each item is worth 1pt
2. Large moon
3. Jack - Skeleton
4. Spooky tree
6. Yellow/purple colors
7. Large Swirl
This challenge is perfect for all your latest Halloween photos!!
Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please add your blog address to your email so I can add it to the post, that way we can come and visit :)
The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all shortly :)
Entries for ' The Nightmare Before Christmas' will close
Wednesday 29th December at midnight.
Cant wait to see this months entries !!!
Here's my December entry. The poster was awesome, and it was interesting trying to work out the balance between Halloween and Christmas themes on this one. I ended up going with a card, and have managed to incorporate 5 of the additional criteria (large moon, spooky tree, fence, yellow and purple, swirls) but couldn't help adding some cute little reindeer too!
What a beautiful Christmas Card Natalie. I love it when you try something different and love that you still managed to incorporate 5 of the criteria...amazing!! i love the three reindeer prancing off into the night sky........ Your work is sooo inspiring!! - Cheers shazza
Hey Shazza, wow, I had to go digging for a photo this month, as you can see this is a very vintage family heirloom (me when I was a wee little witch).... now I think I managed everything - it was a long list this month, 1. Pumpkin - yep, 2. Large moon - yep, 3. Skeleton - well part there of, but think that counts?, 4. Spooky tree - of course, 5. Fence - it's there, 6. Yellow/purple colors - my fav, yes! and 7. Large Swirl - yep! What a blast... this month is going to be fun to see all the different submissions! Thanks heaps again for a great challenge! xx Chelle xx
Hey Chelle! I love your interpretation of the poster. I love how you added your swirls to the top of your photo. Love you as a wee little witch :) Yep! I think you have covered everything and it has turned out a treat!! - Cheers shazza
Hi Shazza,Marisa! I think we can all relate to your nightmare Before Christmas...this is what the journaling says.....'Starts at the beginning of December with the cleaning, organising, wrapping of presents and cooking. just for one day.....' A great submissions, and a great idea. I love all the work you have put into this, from the little fence, string and scattered flowers. Cheers shazza
I found this months poster very interesting to work with, it took me awhile
to come up with an idea of what to scrap. I decided to scrap about 'my
nightmare before Christmas'. I used the criteria of the purple/yellow colour
combo, fence and my swirls is the string. Looking forward to seing what
everyone creates with this months poster for inspiration.