Monday, February 28, 2011

February's inspiration will come from the movie Poster 'Valentine's Day'

Valentine's Day

 (as suggested by Sandi Robinson)

Added criteria for an extra 6 Bonus Points

 1) Black background = 1pt
 2) Use the word 'Valentine' on your layout = 2pts
3) A large heart shape  = 3pts
What a perfect challenge with Valentine's Day being celebrated this month!!
Easy challenge this month Ladies, no reason why we shoudn't get atleast 10 entries :) So, off to your scrapping rooms and begin creating ............ :)
Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to

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 'Valentine's Day' will close
Saturday 26th February at midnight.

Start off 2011 by joining us here at FS2S, 
we would love to see more of our 'Followers' join in.
Cant wait to see this months entries !!!


Dale Tiernan BLOG Giveaway.......

Hi Ladies!

To coincide with Dales Golden Glode Runner UP prize Rak this month!

Dale is having a great giveaway on her can get to Dales Blog from here

Any followers from FS2S that are thinking of joining in this months challenge, please pop over to Dales blog, add yourself as a follower and give yourself an additional chance to win her great giveaway.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Showcase of entries for February's 'Valentines Day movie Poster!

It was great to see quite a few more entries this month...I think we all love the thought of a Valentines challenge....

Woohoo!! We had 17 entries this month

We had ive new ladies join in the challenges for February....thankyou to....Liz Hocking, Cori Peck, Katherine McCulloch, Kristal Barnwell and Holly Rogers

I will pop March's Inspiration up shortly so you can all get a feel for the Poster. Next months poster and criteria is not an easy challenge. I would love to see how you interpret this, and for those that join in next month, there may be an added surprise!!!  So get your entries in!!! 
The Design Team have put together some fantastic layouts to share, I will add them to the blog shortly.

Here are the entries for February.......
Anita Maree - My Valentine
Cori Peck - My Girlies

Helene Bogren - Sweet Memories

Holly Rogers - Engagement

Katherine McCulloch - My Valentine

Krystal Barnwell - Be My Valentine

Lena Schreinjenberg - My True Valentine

Lisa Hanrahan - Love

Liz Hocking - My True Valentine
Lynnda Hosni - Both Men are my Valentine

Mary Steinmetz - Be Mine - Valentine

Melissa O'Neill - You are Mummy's Valentine Everyday

Melody Rainbow - You will always be my Valentine

Robin Jenkins - Love

Sarah Cooper - Valentine Cup Cake

Sarah Rogers - Smile

Sue McVeigh - Valentine

The Design Team and I are off to think about our votes!

back soon.....

Cheers Shazza

Friday, February 25, 2011

Another entry today from......

Robin Jenkins - Love

Hi Shazza, I thought I'd join you over at From Screen 2 Scrap this month.  My valentines, of course are Charles and Temple.  I've also said that in my LO-it's the tiny alphas at the bottom of my heart!  I've had the LOVE title for about a year now and I was happy to have an opportunity to use it!  Thanks for a great challenge!
Hi Robin!
The 'Love' title looks fantastic, and I'm glad you got a chance to use it on your entry!! The 'Love' quote is one I've never seen before......I love your large spotty pp heart and ofcourse the photos of Charles and Temple. Great take on the challenge and glad you joined us this month.... Cheers shazza

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Here is a great entry from......

Melody Rainbow - You will Always be my Valentine

hiya Shazza,
How are you?
Here is my layout for the From  Screen to Scrap February challenge.
I dont have many photos of my husband adrian, but i found this one, its a really good one of him :)
I had fun doing this challenge.
thanks from mel :)

hi Mel!
Thanks for your entry this month.....Love the painted heart outline around the pp heart shape. I think its a good photo of Adrian too....cooling off in the pool! I love the colors that you used on your favourite too. Good Luck when the voting starts. Cheers shazza

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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

Holly Rogers - Engagement

Here is my February submission. Great challenge so I'm glad I finally got around to it. The paper I had for the heart was perfect and it was a great opportunity to put together an engagement layout. On my blog I actually include my crazy engagement story. The photo was taken during our pre-wedding engagement photo shoot and I love it. In my layout I have included a black background, a large heart and the word valentines, as it includes hidden journalling beneath the butterfly, which one part stating "You will always be my Valentine". Thanks for a great challenge. My blog is where you can check out more details and read our engagement story. Thanks, Holly x

Hi Holly! What a delightful page...that heart is the best!!, I love how it has been sectioned off and the engagement ring pic takes pride of place. Great photo of you and your valentine. The black and white theme with a touch of color looks great! Adding your journaling under the butterfly was another great idea! 
Great work!! Cheers Shazza

....another newbie has joined us this month :)

Kristal Barnwell - Be My Valentine

Hi there :D
One day of Blog hopping I came across your challenge site and just HAD to try it. And I LOVED it. I can't wait till the next challenge is up!! this is my take on the "valentine's Day" Challenge. I used a black background and the word "Valentine" and a big red heart. I made it simple and the heart is actually cut from the box of chocolates that came with the teddy gift in my photo, which my partner suprised me with on Valentines day :D Thank you for the inspiration xoxox Kristal

Hi Kristal! 
Thanks for joining in our challenge this month, what a great little entry for your first. I love how you cut the heart from the box of chocolates to use on your page...great idea! and I also like that you have used photo's of the teddy bear. This is simple and sweet :) Well done!! - Cheers Shazza

Friday, February 18, 2011

We have an entry today from a newbie..........

Katherine McCulloch - My Valentine

Hi Shazza
here is my take on February's theme. I have not joined in here before
and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Have added the large heart, black background and valentine.
As always, I really enjoyed using mixed media on my page & looking
forward to next month's inspiration!
Love Kate McCulloch
Hi Katherine!
Thanks for joining in this month...what a great month with Valentines Day right in the middle!!  I love this layout you have done of your hubby....he looks such a happy chappy! A nice base using paint, and I love the embellies you used like the stitched heart, ribbons and bling. Great page!! Well done - Cheers Shazza

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Todays entry comes from.....

Lena Schreijenberg - My True Valentine

Hi Shazza!!
Hereby I send you my take on the Valentine's Day challenge.
I just had to join this challenge because my son Liam really is a Valentine's boy... he was born in 1998 on Valentine's Day!!
That's him on the pics and he just celebrated his 13th birthday.
I think I've got all 3 criteria, black background, big heartshape and the word Valentine.
XOXO, Lena
PS. my blog adres is:
Great take on the challenge Lena! Lovely photo of your son! I love how you also incorporated his photo in strips inside your looks fantastic! Thanks for joining in this month, you have done an excellent job of the challenge! Cheers Shazza 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Look! what just popped into my email box.......

Lynnda Hosni - Both Men are my Valentine

Hi Shazza...

Trust you are well... I managed to squeeze my time to do this Feb Challenge!!.... Love the challenge...too fun to miss!!!
Here is my take...

My blog link for this challenge...
Thank you for the chance... hugs...xoxo
Hi Lynnda! I love the way you filled in your stitched heart with looks so impressive! Great photo of the two men in your life :) Looks like the camera is on these two....I love that you added the clap board. You have done a great job of the challenge....Fabbo!!! Cheers Shazza

Look see!! Look see!! Another great layout from......

Mary Steinmetz - Be Mine - Valentine

Here is my entry for Feb -  Valentines Day. - Mary

Hey Mary! Very nice! Love the heart shaped doillies you have used :)
A great photo of Kel too! Lots of spraying and misting. I love the 
scattered little hearts! Well done!
Cheers Shazza

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ooh! look at this next entry from....

Helene Bogren - Sweet Memories

Hi Shazza!

I couldn’t resist doing a layout for the one I love! This is a picture of my husband and daughter on a perfect winter day that we spent together outdoors. I wanted to catch a feeling of old love letters and roses – the traditional love gifts. I also wanted to add some paint. I used red mist and stamped with red paint and a toilet paper roll (is this the correct name in English?) which I bend to the shape of a heart. I choose not to have any title or journaling but the word Valentine is found on tree different stickers.
Cheers Helene

What a beautiful entry Helene :)  I just adore the heart with the lace edging...its beautiful. A lovely photo of your hubby and daughter. I love the red roses you added and all the little embellies you have used make this a gorgeous page. well done!
Cheers Shazza

Here is a great entry from......

Sue McVeigh - Valentine

Hi Shazza,
Here is my submission for the Valentine's Day Challenge.
I have met all the criteria - black background, large 
heart and the word Valentine on page.
Photo is selfie taken recently - a bit more recent 
than last month's 80s version of us!
Sue McVeigh
Hi Sue! Great entry again :)I love the quote you chose 
and its nice seeing an updated photo of you and hubby :)
I love the large patterned heart too. 
Thanks for joining in this month and good Luck!
Cheers Shazza

Monday, February 7, 2011

Look at this everyone....another great page from .....

Melissa O'Neill - You are Mummy's Valentine Everyday

Hi Shazza, really enjoyed the challenge this month as always, Nate is my only Valentine in my life except for my 2 fur boys. So it gave me a great opportunity to tell him. Love Melxx 

Fantastic page Mel! I love your spray of flowers, and I love the layering of the pp's. What a great way to tell Nate he is your Valentine... I just love this page :) A great entry thanks! - Shazza

An entry today from......

Sarah Rogers - Smile

Dear Shazza,
I loved joining in last month so I have come back again this month.
Enjoyed this challenge very much. I used different pp strips to create a heart shape. Used the words in the song of funny valentine to get my valentine in. ( A bit of trivia, which 1980’s movie has Funny Valentine in it song by a famous actress).
The photo collage is of my husband over the past 19 years I have known him and all the funny faces he does make, they really do make me smile.
Thanks again

Hi Sarah!
Love how you put all your strips together to form the large heart...what a great idea! I will try that technique next time..... It looks like your hubby is a funny guy!! some of those faces :) He would definately make me smile too... Love your title with the little heart shape in the 'i' Great page and well done! - Cheers Shazza
P.S I wonder if any of the DT know the answer to your Trivia?  I wouldn't have a clue!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

You will like this entry from.....

Lisa Hanrahan - Love

Dear Shazza,
I had a little time to scrap last night and couldn't resist this month's FS2S Challenge. This is a photo of my *gorgeous* hubby when we were celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary. I have included all of the criteria, the word "valentine" is part of a small sentence on the top the of the heart. Thanks for the wonderful challenge! xxx - Lisa

Hi Lisa! A great entry for this months challenge. I love your gorgeous large heart andhandmade flowers. What a nice looking hubby!! lol Your fancy 'Love' title looks awesome. Well done and thanks for joining us this month -  Cheers Shazza

Here is another entry for the month......

Sarah Cooper -Valentine Cup Cake Buffet

Every year for
Valentine's Day we get
together for Dinner. Before
dinner we set out a sweet
selection of candy, icing
and cupcakes... ready for
decorating. Everyone makes
their own creations, then
we put them
aside for
Hi Sarah - What a great idea for Valentines day, to make your own cupcakes :)
Look at all those yummy pics, i'm definately coming to your place next valentines! I love how you decorated the large heart...It's come up a treat! lol Well done. Love this!! Cheers Shazza

Friday, February 4, 2011

Another entry from a newbie today......

Cori Peck - My Girls

 Here is my entry for this month's challenge. I just discovered your site and am quite interested. Thank you.
-Cori Peck

Hi Cory! what a great layout for your first ever entry! A great Valentines subject...I love the pics of your girls. I love the large heart of little flowers - great idea!! You have covered all criteria. Well done!! Cheers

We have our second entry for the month and its from a newbie.....

Liz Hocking - My True Valentine

Hi Shazza,
I was so inspired by your challenge and could not wait to get I was at it at 6.30 am. This morning!!!!. And just completed it.  Had to as a lot of things happening in Feb and did not want to miss the submission date.
Thanks so much Shaz, catch you soon. 
 Liz Hocking
Hi Liz! How nice of you to join in this month. What a great entry...pays to get up early!!! lol How fab are your oriental papers, and I love your paper folded heart, it looks so effective! Well done and good Luck!! Cheers Shazza :)

First up for the month.........

Anita Maree - My Valentine

hey Shazza
totally had a lot of fun with this challenge
as always the insperation if fantastic
Cheers Anita Bownds
Hey Anita!! Beautiful entry this month...Glad you had fun!!! how gorgeous is that scroll and your spotty heart (I love spots) 
Nice pic of your Valentine :) I love this page in untraditional colors. Glad to see you back...Good Luck!!
You ROCK! Anita!!!  Cheers Shazza

Here is Jen's Valentine submission.....

Jen Fawkes - I (Heart) You

Great page Jenn! Love your button heart, (similar to mine)...great minds hey!!
Love the double bow in the button :)
A simple yet effective page.

Love it!!   
Cheers shazza

Come and Meet our Movie Extra for the Month....

Jenn Fawkes

Here is Jenn's bio........

Hi, I'm Jen Fawkes and I'd delighted to be asked to be the guest DT member for February.
My scrapping journey began in 2001 after a trip to Nepal/ Tibet and a need to do something 'different' with my photos. I then attended a CM party and discovered a whole world of color, paper embellishments and glue. I've never looked back, and barely a day goes by that I don't do something scrappy.
More recently I've tried to improve on my photography skills as well as move a bit into cardmaking. My inspiration comes from everywhere (family, nieces, great nieces and nephews, pets, travel, you name it) and I'm not really sure I have a style, just doing what feels right at the time. My motto for scrapbooking is: "Life is stressful, scrapbooking should not be". Good luck with all your entries for February.
Here are some of Jen's favourtie layouts....
So Many Questions

Your Laughter

You make me Laugh

I think my favourite layout is 'Your Laughter' - such a fantastic photo and love the musicnote, borders and dimension in theis stand out page....just gorgeous.
Could everyone make Jenn welcome this month at FS2S :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lucky Last submission from....

Shazza Bishop (me) - My Valentine

Hi Ladies!

This is my interpretation of the movie poster and criteria. I will take a better pic on a sunny day and replace this one as the colors are very mutted, and the pic is a bit crooked!
Did this one for my lovey 'Hasan' for Valentines day. Typical pic of Hasan scratching his head trying to think a problem through! lol

Here is our first DT submission for February...

Debi Clark - My Funny Valentine

Hi Shazza,
Please find my LO for this fabulous inspirational movie poster for the 'love
month' of February. Great choice & fun to work on.
I have used a piccie of the beloved & I celebrating our 33rd wedding
anniversary & vow renewal ceremony, a couple of years ago.
I loved the criteria of using a black background, good old black cardstock,
the large heart - I painted this one, & I have used 'valentine' in my title.
I choose blue colours as I really love the combo of black, silver & blue.
In fact the patterned paper I have used is Christmas paper...I love it & use
it for all sorts of LO' versatile!
I bet we see some amazing LO's this month! Cant wait to see them all!
Cheers, Deb

Here is another inspirational submission from...

Jane Howden -Love


 Jane Howden - Outdoors

Hi Shazza,
I’m afraid I just couldn’t resist and I’ve done two layouts for February.  The first one doesn’t have all the extra criteria but I really love how it has turned out so thought I’d sent it in anyway.  The second is more in keeping with the criteria except I didn’t use Valentine (I tried but the longer word just didn’t look right on the layout).  I’ve also used a technique which is really handy for using up those little strips of patterned paper we all have clogging up our scrap spaces.  Cut out your shape from a piece of cardstock (in this case the heart) but this works really well on any other shape.  Add some form of adhesive to the card – you can use glue but be quick if you do before it dries out – I’ve used double sided tape across the shape at roughly 2cm intervals.  Then cut your patterned paper into strips of whatever width you like and layer them across your shape.  Cut off the excess paper to the actual shape once you have finished and hey presto.  It’s simple but very effective.

More inspiration from DTmember....

Dale Tiernan -Be My Valentine

Hi Shazza,
I've gone back to 1995 for a Valentine's photo for this layout. I've got the black background, the large heart and the word valentine. Paul bought me red roses that year, we were still engaged, married the following month. We went to a pink party to celebrate.
Kind regards,

This is cool......

Melissa Pablo - You are the Music in Me

hello miss shazza,
here is my take for Feb challenge. this is me and my eldest son, Justin, last Nov. i think i covered all the criteria needed- i have the large heart which i covered with musci sheet, i have the word "valentine" on the top right corner, and i have the black backgound.
isay :D

Our next submission comes from DT member.....

Chantal Vandenberg - Funny Valentines

Hi there, Shazza!!
Well, I'm really pleased how this one turned out!  Here I've used the film poster of "Valentines Day" as inspiration for my layout.  I took my cues from multiple photo images, simplicity, and the theme!  I've used up some old pre-digi pics and by using a mostly monochromatic base, they actually look nice! :D  I've included all the criteria here; 1. Black background (albeit polka-dotted!); 2. Used the work "Valentine" (with a "s" added for substance lol); and 3. a large heart shape (hand-cut that baby out!) :D  Great challenge this month!!! :D :D :DCheers,
Chantal Vandenberg

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Heres another sub from.....

Karen Williams - My Little Valentine


Hi shazza
Here is my Feb effort. I am a little disappointed with the photo- I always seem 
to struggle with this colour pink getting a the right colour 
Hope it is OK- I tried my best with the photo but I've had to wait two days for 
some better weather- none came so I persevered anyway with LO on a bin bag 
outside! if it is not good enough the weather forecast is better for Sunday!
Its called my little valentine- and I have a black background and a large heart 
as well- I managed all the criteria this month LOL
Hope it's OK