Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mays inspiration will come from the Movie Poster 'Love Actually'

Love Actually

(As suggested by DT member Melissa Pablo)

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) A Red bow = 1 pt

2) A Journaling Note = 2 pts

3) Add names to the peoples pics that you love = 3 pts
Please link your layouts to the inlinkz post below!
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 'Love Actually' will close
Saturday 28th May at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some arty entries this month!!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Our Sponsor this month.....

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Here is some information about Suzanne and how she started in the scrapbooking industry....

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In November 2009 I took on the role of coordinating my scrapbooking club and part of our club is a ‘shop’ selling all the goodies you might run out of on the day.  A moment of insanity and Handmade By Suzanne turned into an online retailer and is now enjoying it’s 1st year in operation and I absolutely love ‘going’ to work each day.  I have 2 young boys and have always wondered what kind of home based business I could have which allowed me to be a SAHM but also filled the working need in me.  I began scrapbooking and cardmaking just 4 short years ago and would never have believed where it might take me!

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We have a fabulously creative Design Team so visit our Gallery for some inspiration.  We offer monthly sketch competitions drawn at random, so don’t be shy anyone can win.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Woohoo! The Love Actually competition is closed!!

Hi Ladies!!

What a great collection of entries this month....thanks so much for playing along!

13 entries in total

Were all off to check out the entries and work on our votes, we will be back in a couple of days to let you know the winners!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

All entries for 'Love Actually' movie poster challenge will go in this post.

Please link your entry to inlinkz, if you do not have a blog you can still link through flickr or photobucket.
If you have any problems you can email me at shazzaalleyes@ hotmail .com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here is our Movie Extras submission for 'Love Actually'

Emily Pearce - {love] actually ...

Our Movie Extra this month is......

Emily Pearce

Here is some info about Emily......

Hey :)
My Name is Emily Pearce,

I live in country NSW, and most of my family also live here.
However i have also lived in Townsville (qld) and Sydney for a few years.

I'm currently a sahm to Jaxon 10 , and Jayda 6.

I am married to My hubby Jason of almost 11 years.

I work casual as a bar attendant & i do a bit of photography too

I started scrapbooking about 8 years ago on a heritage album for my Nan's 80th, and i got hooked from there.

I have been lucky enough to have been published by scrapbooking memories twice :)

I have been on design teams for Mad About Scrappin' and A2Z Scraplets, and am currently on the CT for The Black With 2 challenge blog.

My Blog can be found at
http://www.emilypearce.typepad.com I try to update every couple of days!
Thanks so much for asking me to be Guest designer @  FS2S this month! I loved the challenge, and hope you will all give it a go too!
I'm very much looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Here are some of Emily's favourite scrap pages..... 

  A Fairy on my Umbrella

 Growing up way 2 Fast

Thankyou 4 being U

Thanks for joining us this month Emily, we hope you enjoy your stay here :)

Everyone please make Emily welcome and don't forget to pop over to her blog and leave her some love and become a follower!


And Lastly.......

Shazza Bishop - Actually, We love the Snow!


I just loved this challenge for May.....It was So Easy!!! 
I have all the criteria covered.
This is my younger sister Lorel and her family.....Husband Andrew and her two girls Megan and Kiera.
 Photos taken at a day at the snow in 2009!


More inspiration from....

Michelle Beeby - Laugh

Thanks heaps for a great challenge this month Melissa - really struggled with what to do with this one, but I am pleased with the end result and I think I have everything required:

1. Red Bow - Check it's on my title as an accent.
2. A Journaling Note - Check!
3. Add Names To Photo - Check again!

Journaling reads: "Nothing makes me happier than seeing my kids really happy - not posed with fake smiles, but actually really laughing from within!"

Now I have finished it I can say I really enjoyed being pushed again, thanks again Melissa for the suggestion this month and thanks always to Shazza for making this all possible, really cannot wait to see all the awesome entries this month!

xx Chelle xx

Gorgeous inspiration from DT member......

Natalie Elphinstone - God's Gift To Me

Dear Shazza,

Here's my submission for the Love Actually poster. I was inspired by the idea of wrapping up my loved one (in this case my two girls) like they were a gift. In fact, these girls are a gift to me from God. A true blessing! It was easy to include all the extra criteria, and I loved the clean and graphic design of the poster which inspired my own.


Here's an example page from .......

Jennifer Manis - 3 generations

Hi Shazza!
I loved this month's poster!  I had a lot of fun with the different elements of the poster.  I placed two huge ribbons on my page with a bow in the center, kind of wrapping up my page like a present.  I also added our names on the pictures, via my handy Photoshop.  My page is titled "3 Generations", in honor of my mom and grandma, just in time for Mother's Day.  :)


Now! Look at this great submission from......

Chantal Vandenberg - Pricele$$

Hi Shazza!
Please find attached my DT submission for the movie poster "Love Actually".  I have been influenced by the striking graphic design of the poster, the colour scheme and including lots of photos.
I've included all the criteria;
1. Red bow
2. Journalling note (see the teeny tiny one there hanging off the red bow? :)
3. Add names to the people's pics that you love (this is a great idea too!)
Thanks again for a super-inspiring challenge!

Look at this great submission from.....

Dale Tiernan - Xmas 2010

Hi Shazza,

I've attached my submission for Love Actually. I've chosen to do a double this time. It's about our family tradition of giving Kris Kringle gifts. I've done a ladies page and a men's page. I've got a red bow, 2 journal spots and I've named each lovely member of my family.

Kind regards,


Next up with some great inspiration from....

Jane Howden - Twirl

Hi Shazza,
I was really drawn to the use of the smaller rectangular pictures in the Love Actually poster and the clean look of red and white.  I’ve taken these components and used them in my own layout Twist.  There is a journaling card, red bow and I’ve labelled each picture.  I have to say this is one of my all time best loved movies – then again how could it not be wonderful with Hugh Grant (sigh), Colin Firth (sigh), Liam Neeson (sigh) and the wonderfully funny Bill Nighy.  If you have not seen this I urge you to rush out and grab a copy now!!

More inspiration from DT member......

Melissa Pablo - Family Fun

hello miss shazza,
attached is my LO for this month's challenge. i think i've covered all the extra bonus points- i have my red bow, journaling note, and i've added the names of my two son and my mom in the photo. it was fun to see one of my fave movie as the inspiration. i can't wait to see what everyone has created. Have a great day!

isay :D

Next, with some 'Love Actually' inspiration is.....

Sandi Robinson - First Grandson

Attached is my LO for Mays challenge 'Love Actually'...I loved the simplicity of this, so it's another 'literal' translation from me!!  I used photo's taken on the day my elder son was born, with both sets of Grandparents being introduced to their first Grandson! That little babe in the photo's is now almost 15 years old & sadly Grandad Murray is no longer with us, so it was just the push I needed to get this wonderful moment documented at long last!!

It wasn't hard to incorporate the three 'extra criteria' as I'd virtually 'lifted' the poster intact!! But just to be sure...Red bow...check!  Journaling note...Check (used as title block, actual journalling runs along each side of the LO, inspired by the credits at the foot of the poster!)! & Add names to the people in the pics, that you love!...Check!!

 Hope you're keeping well!


Some more inspiration today from......

Deb Clark - Love my Kitties

Hi dear Shazza,
Well 'Love Actually' was a great inspiration...& I used my kitties as 
the subjects, because they are actually so loved!
My boy kitty is Bob, & he is 12 & my girl kitty is Scuzzi 
(she has 3 legs)&  she is 13, & my lovely late great kitty, 
who I miss so much is Sophie - she was 20 when she died.  I love the 
colours of the poster & used them as such  a great highlight..plus 
made a couple of bows, & added a couple of journalling notes.
I am sure there will be lots of entries for this happy month!
Cheers, Debi

The next submission is from ......

Karen Williams - Love

Hi Shazza
I have all the criteria - a red bow, 
a tag and labelled pictures
I used pictures of my three children 
and my husband ( but not me)
Hope its OK

Here is some inspiration from.....

Mary Steinmetz -Starring the Steinmetz Clan

Hi Shazza,

Here is my submission for May.
Starring the Steinmetz Clan, this my little
family, which the most precious
people in my life. I made simple but yet,
kind a fun. I hope you like.

I have my red bow.... check
tag journaling card.....check
names tagged ........ check


Monday, May 2, 2011

Winners announced for 'Singin In The Rain' Movie Poster

Hi Ladies!

Thanks to all the ladies that joined in this months challenge, you all did a fantastic job of the challenge :) 

We also had 8 newbies join in!!

I would like to thank Charmaine Koch from 'Chat with Charm' as I know quite a few ladies popped over from CWC to do our challenge.
Well, the votes are in from the Design Team members.......

The winner of the Golden Globe for April
Emily Pearce

with her entry

'Singing and Dancing in the Rain'

Congrats Emily!!  
You have won a 
$20 prize pack from the 'Chip Chop Shop'


The Golden Globe Runner up!


Leoni Neal-Dawson

with her entry

"It takes both the Sunshine and the Rain.......
Congrats Leonie!!!!

you have won a huge lot of scrapping Goodies
Donated by out DT member
Melissa Pablo

The Random Draw prize Winner of an 'April Showers Kit' 
donated by Jane Howden


Holly Rogers
with her entry
'No Rain on our Parade'
 Congrats Holly!!

You have won the kit pictured below


The Random Draw Prize Winner

Of some scrappy stamps and mini letters
Donated by Debi Clark


Bridgette Harris
with her entry

'It's Raining in Assisi'

Congrats Bridgette!!! You have won the goodis pictured below


Th Random Draw winner of Rub-ons and Stickers
Donated by Me (Shazza)

with her entry
'Rainy Morning'

Congrats Mary!!! You have won the prize pictured below


Directors Choice Award this month goes to 

Lynnda Hosni

with her entry

'Rain Dont Stop me from having fun....'

I loved the brightness of this layout it really appealed to me. I can sympathise with Lynnda, I've been to 'Port Arthur' on a cold rainy day and I know exactly how it feels!!

Congrats Lynnda!! you have won the 'Our Little Miracle Kit'


Our Movie Extra Guest prize this month 
donated by Vicky Heyninck and the winner picked by Vicky herself :)

goes to....

Marisa Page

with her entry 

'Rainy Day'
Congrats Marisa!!!  You have won the goodies from Vicky pictured below

The DT vote for best submission sample is.......

Chantal Vandenberg

with her submission
'So Glad the Rain didn't dampen the Day'

Congrats Chantal you have won a small gift from me :)


A big thankyou to all the April sponsors,
your donations are much appreciated by all of us at FS2S

Sponsors for March

Golden Globe winner - sponsored by 'The Chip Chop Shop'

Golden Globe runner UP! -A huge assortment of goodies donated by DT Member Melissa Pablo

Movie Extra Prize Pack donated by Vicky Heyninck

Random Prize donated by Jane Howden

Random Prize donated by Shazza

Random Prize donated by Debi Clark

Directors Choice donated by Shazza


Thankyou to all the ladies that took the time to enter this month,

You all super scrappers!!!!!

Thankyou to Vicky Heyninck for being our Movie Extra for the month,

and adding some great comments to the entries during the month.

Thankyou to my DT members, without them this challenge blog would be very dull and boring!!!!

Could all the winners please email me their home addresses to:
shazzaalleyes@hotmail.com so I can get all your prizes organised :)

Now who's up for some ''Love Actually' inspiration