Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Novembers Inspiration will come from the Movie Poster 'Home for the Holidays'

(Suggested by Dale Tiernan)

For an extra 6 bonus points :)

1) Journal in white pen = 1 pt
2) Use  the word 'HOME' in your title = 2 pts
3) Use a photo of a family gathering = 3 pts
NOTE - From June we are now looking for individual entries for FS2S, you may combine your entry with a sketch but we no longer want entries that combine other challenges as we feel the ladies that do the right thing and take the time to enter independent entries are disadvantaged when it comes to winning prizes. If it means we lose a few entries, so be it!

 The inlinkz post will go up shortly!

The Design Team have put together some great submissions,
so lots of inspiration to share with you all  :)

Entries for  'Home for the Holidays' will close
Monday 28th November at midnight.

Looking forward to seeing some great entries this month :)


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Looking for Movie Extras for 2012

Hi Ladies!

I'm looking for some new 'Movie Extras' for 2012, if you think this would appeal to you, please email me a link to your blog and attach a few of your favourite layouts to

Being a 'Movie Extra gives you a chance to showcase your stuff, comment on entries, and vote at the end of the month.

I would love to see some new ladies join in!!

Cheers Shazza

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mazlina's submission for November......

Mazlina - This must be how it feels to have a HOME

Here's my submission... I have no white pen, but the journaling letter is in white.. will that count? :) This picture is during our Eid festival last August.. :)

Come meet our Movie Extra for the month.....


Hello everyone! I am Mazlina, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I started scrapbooking 3 years ago and was hooked since. I took a year break when we moved to Melbourne last year, but I am up and running again now. My family is my muse, especially my 6yo son and 3yo daughter. I just love how scrapbooking captured the precious moments in a beautiful way. I love to use bright colors and play with lots of paper combination. Thank you for having me as November Movie Extra. It's a great movie poster, and perfect to capture your family photos. 

Here is Mazlina's blog address:

Love Grows

 Share the Love

 Somewhere only we know

 Our Love is all we need

Could everyone make Mazlina welcome at ARTastic and dont forget to check out her blog at  

and become a follower :) 
I just love your style Mazlina, its just beautiful, i love how you capture those prescious family moments. :) - shazza 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Here is Alanna's submission.....

Allana Nelson - All home for Christmas

A Christmas LO based around a photo of my extended family (well, 99% of them) all home for Christmas in 2010. Home being country Victoria when my parents grew up. White journaling on tag, word home, and photo of family gathering all included. Have fun with this challenge everybody, I sure did!

Mary Steinmetz's submission....

Mary Steinmetz - Theres no place like HOME

Next, is Karens submission...

Karen Williams - At Home with the Ladies

hi Shazza

this one posed a few problems for me- mainly the photo- I had some great photos from Stanley's recent birthday of him and his cousins but my printer is not playing ball- so then I looked through my old family photos and found not much at all- i don't seem to have any photos with all the family together that I cloud combine with a title that included the word home- i had photos of us out, photos of us at parties and photos from funerals ( is it just my family that takes photos at funerals?)

So this photo was my last resort- my Mum, Nan, Stanley and me posing together in the pre digital age- so no chance to realise Mum's eyes were closed and Stanley was looking the wrong way. But I'm very grateful for the photo- I don't have Mum and Nan any more- they never got to meet my other two children - so I'm just pleased to have it at all- Nan was wearing a wig in the photo because she was struggling with cancer when the picture was taken.

Hope it s OK 


Here is Debs submission....

Deb Clark -Homeward Bound

Wow Shazza, it is November with Christmas looming...where 
has 2011 gone!!
I really enjoyed working on this LO of my young kiddies 
& their cousins, at a family gathering at Minnie 
Waters in long ago!!I had fun with bright 
happy papers & it is titled Homeward Bound, as 
we were all about to pile in our cars & head 
different directions, but the kiddies didn't want to
get off the hurdy-gurdy & stop playing together
All criteria met -
- family gathering photo
- home in the title
- journaling with white pen
I hope we see lots of gals here this busy month!
Cheers, Deb

Here is Sandi's submission for November

Sandi Robinson -At Home for Auld Land Syne

 Attached is my LO for the November 'Home For The Holidays' challenge.  I've included a 'family gathering' photo...our mob on New Years Eve 2009, journalling in white pen & included the word 'Home' in the title!! I had fun using up lots of scraps & bits & bobs from my stash for this one...thanks for another great challenge Shazza!!
I've also attached a photo of an RAK for November...some AC Thicker chipboard accents &  two packs of sticker embellies.
I'm really looking forward to working on 'A White Christmas' & hope we get lots of entries for November!!
Sandi :) x 

Next is Janes Submission...

Jane Howden - Home is where the Heart is.

Hi Shazza,
Here is my submission for November. I have used an older photo of my husband and children on our front verandah as my family gathering photo and highlighted the fact that this is about “home” by using a house shape as a base for the picture. I’ve added the white pen as part of the title rather than as journaling and added HOME as the main title. Can’t wait to see how everyone tackles this month’s inspiration.
All the best,

Here is Dale's submission....

Dale Tiernan - Home for the Holidays

Hi Shazza,

Here is my take on the Home For The Holidays movie poster.
I've used some of the colours and lifted the title. The family gathering is Christmas lunch last year at our home.
I have home in my vellum title and have journalled in white pen.
I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting on my layout.


Here is this months sub from Jennifer.......

Jennifer Manis -Home is Where your Family is

Hi Shazza!  Just wanted to send in my layout for November's poster.  November already!  I can't believe it!  I really enjoyed using this month's poster; it's perfect for this time of year!  For my layout, I used an old photo of my Grandma and some of her sisters.  She had many siblings, and I always wonder what that would be like, since I am an only child.  From the photos I have, it looks like they had lots of get-togethers!  My layout is titled, "Home is Where Your Family Is".  


Here is Natalies submission.....

Natalie Elphinstone -Feels Like Home

Dear Shazza,

I had some very recent photos of a family gathering that were just perfect for this challenge as I couldn't wait to scrap them anyway! The other criteria just gave me a push in the right direction. Thanks for another great movie-poster inspiration this month.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winners announced for 'Psycho' 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 had a total of 5 entries for the month!!
SO, everyones a winner this month at FS2S

Well, the votes are in from the Design Team members.......
The winner of the Golden Globe for October
With her double Page entry....

'Scary Halloween to You'
 Congrats Roxy you have won....
a $10 voucher from Lovelybugs Bits and Bobs'


Winner of th Random Draw Prize 
donated by Natalie Elphinstone
with her entry
Congrats Jolanda!!! you have won.....


Winner of th Random Draw Prize 
donated by Jane Howden
Julene Matthews 
with her entry

Congrats Julene!! You have won.....

The winner of the Directors Choice Award
Donated by shazza (me)

Lauri Durand
with her entry

Reason - This page gave me a real spooky feel!!

Congrats Lauri!!! You have won.....

The Movie Extra RAK Prize
donated by 
Karen Knight (and picked by Karen herself!)

Helen B
with her entry 

Congrats Helen!!! you have won.....


The Design Team submission winner for the month

Mary Steinmetz

with her submission
Congrats Mary!!
I will be sending you a Rak gift :)
A big thankyou to all the OCTOBERS sponsors,
your donations are much appreciated by all of us at FS2S

Sponsors for OCTOBER

Golden Globe winner -
Lovelybugs Bits and Bobs'
Movie Extra Prize Pack donated by Karen Knight

Random Prize donated by Jane Howden
Random Prize donated by Natalie Elphinstone
'Directors choice' and
'DT submission vote' donated by Shazza


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

You all awesome scrappers!!!!!

Thankyou to Karen Knight for being our Movie Extra for 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: so I can get all your prizes organised :)
All prizes will be sent out by the end of October

Now who's up for some ''Home for the Holidays' inspiration