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Friday, December 31, 2010

JANUARY SPONSORS

Hi. Who wants to see who is sponsoring us for january???

First up again we have pretty petals. They have been extra generous to us this month and have supplied the design team with some flowers. So i cant wait to see how the team comes up with different ways to use these.

And their prize for this month will be a pack of all the different flowers that the design team has used. You have got to love that. But thats not all, everybody that participates in a challenge this month will also be eligable for 10% off an order from them!!!











Our next sponsor for this month is wicked princesses. Krissy is giving away a $15 voucher to a lucky winner this month. It would be easily spent over there with her handmade flowers, buttons and critter pins (which i am loving using at the moment). Or you may decide to pick one of her kits that have her gorgeous handmade products in there.



This is one of the january kits and is the kit krissy has used as her sample for this months challenge, so keep your eyes peeled for that tomorrow.



Our next sponsor is bridges new kit venture the polka dot place. She has some put together some gorgeous kits that have some special handmade goodies in them. There are only a couple left over there at the moment and they have $10 off so you better be quick!!
We will hear back from bridge on the 15th when she releases her january kits. This month she is releasing a budget kit as well.
Bridge is sponsoring a $15 voucher to one lucky winner this month.



And because i have such a special design team, nadia has made up a bundle of flowers to give away this month. Aren't they just gorgeous?? So to win these gorgeous flowers you just have to be the first person to complete both of the challenges this month. Easy peasy hey??



Have a great new year everyone and try to behave yourselves. LOL.
I will be back tomorrow to put up the first challenge. Dont forget you still have a few hours to upload your challenges for december.
Kerry
xx

Last Day..........

Its the last day to get your entrys in for BOTH the challenges. I dont know what happened but according to Mr Linky the first challenge has closed. If you havent uploaded in time put your link in the comments section of the challenge. You only have to midnight to get the 2nd challenge in as well, not 15 days as Mr Linky is trying to tell us.

Thankyou to everyone that has participated this month and cant wait to see what the new year brings for us. So HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December #2 Challenge

Hi, how is everyone going?? Are you getting all organised for christmas. I am now, just have to keep the kids sane till santa comes!! LOL . Are you ready for our next challenge?? Here it is...





DECEMBER CHALLENGE: REFLECTIONS

I want you to do a layout reflecting on 2010. Did you achieve any goals?, What were the highs or lows?, Did one moment stand out?, or did you have any lifechanging moments?
*Dont forget you need to include a handmade item made by yourself or someone else


Now lets check out how the design team tackled this.


Ebony ......



Gilly.....




Leanne......




Bridge.....



and Penny....



I love how they all took a bit different take on the challenge and there layouts are all gorgeous. I can spy some nellie g buttons, ebs mums flowers, chip chop shop buttons, little red rocket as well as some of there own creations!!! Can you see anymore??
Ok so you have till the end of the month to load your challenges up with mr linky. Dont forget the first challenge as well, if you do both you are in the running for the 2 dt pick prizes.

I hope to see heaps more layouts linked up soon.





Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winner, winner....and congrats

OMG, i cant believe that i had forgotton to post this. I randomly drew a name from the comments and the winner is...........






Chantelle Huizenga.

Well done chantelle. If you could email me your addy i will get your prize out to you!!!





I would also like to say a huge congratulations to bridge for getting picked as a scrapbooking memories master this year!! Yayyyy. We all know how talented you are and cant wait to see what you come up with to inspire us in your time at SM.


Have a great evening
Kerry xx

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Guest Designer

Hi everyone. Each month we will introduce a guest designer, to get to know us all a bit better and get just a bit more inspiration!! This month i will introduce to you all......

Vicki Sturgiss


Hi, my name is Vicki and I live in the country with my muse, Ashli (9). I started out just wanting to create a baby album for my daughter, and 9 years on and many albums later, the scrapping bug has still got me. For me scrapbooking is very personal. I lost my grandmother to alzheimers a couple of years ago, and it became very important to me, that our story was recorded for my little girl.

I love that my style over the years continually evolves, and that I am continually learning and meeting wonderful women that share my love for this craft. I personally have an insane love of handcrafted flowers, so many gorgeous things out there that are being made by talented women. After making a few flowers for my own layouts, and loving the result, I started Pretty Petals so that I could share my flowers with other crafty ladies.

Thanks vicki. Vicki has been a great help to me with sponsorship and ideas and has something special lined up for next month. So stay tuned. If you want to read more about vicki go and check out her blog
http://skrapkats.blogspot.com/

Here is vicki's sample of this months 1st challenge.



Well im hoping to see some layouts from the 1st challenge added to mr linky in the last post. Would love your support!!
Kerry
xx

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December #1 Challenge.

Hi and welcome to our first challenge. We have a sketch today from the lovely michelle fowler, with the theme of flowers.


"Big flowers, small flowers, bright flowers, lots of flowers or one or two. We want to see what flowers you love."

*Dont forget you need to include a handmade item made by yourself or someone else.




And here is our inspiration from the design team


Kim Jeffress





Krissy Christie






Nadia Cannizo




Sam Hauzer





Kerry Snell.


You have till midnight on 31st december to get you entries in. There will be a design team pick for each challenge and a random draw as well. So everyone has a chance to win!!! So what are you waiting for, get scrapping!!!
Im attempting to put mr linky on here tonight. Lets hope i can pull it off....LOL







So here are our sponsors for the december challenges. Make sure you support them and go and check them out.

First up is a $10.00 Voucher to pretty petals.


Pretty Petals is an Etsy store creating unique handcrafted flowers and embellishments for scrapbooking, cardmaking, sewing or whatever you can imagine! In December, Pretty Petals is offering all Show Us Your Stuff followers a 10% discount on all orders, check out our blog for more details...






Next up is a gorgeous prize from ebonys mum!!! I have here a packet of crotchet flowers that has over 50 different sized flowers!!! Boy i wish i could win this one!!









And lastly janelle has made up a packet of buttons, that is a mix of christmas buttons and some of her other buttons mixed in!!! Just perfect to scrap your chrissy photos this year.




Hi I'm Janelle from Nellie G. Designs and I design and make buttons for scrapbooking, quilting, cardmaking and any other craft project you like! I'm a SAHM with a passion for all things craft, mainly scrapbooking and sewing. I From get great enjoyment from seeing how people incorporate my designs in their projects. Singles to packs I have an ever growing range and I'm constantly working on something new, even if the design is locked in my head for longer than I like until I can get to it I hope you enjoy my designs and you can check me out at http://nelliegdesigns.blogspot.com/ and you can visit my "made it" store from there :0)
Cheers Janellexx
Stay tuned for the first challenge to be revealed tomorrow!!!
Kerry
xx

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lastly...

Hi everyone, i thought i better introduce the last member. Me LOL.







Kerry Snell

Hi my name is Kerry Snell and i am married to my wonderful husband chris, and we have 2 gorgeous children, hayden(7) and makayla(4). I live in warrnambool, a coastal town in southwest victoria. I have been scrapping now for 3 years, and has been a feirce addiction since i brought my first piece of paper. I am on the design team at Wicked Princesses and love every minute of it. Its my second home over there!!
I am a challenge junkie and love doing all the challenges around. In fact thats mainly how i scrap, hense why i decided to start up my own challenge site. Ive been totally blown away by all the support and positive comments that i have received. I know there is going to be some awesome talent shown on here, and lots of great prizes to win, so what more could you ask for. I cant wait for the first challenge!!!!

If you want to read more about me find me here www.kerrysnell.blogspot.com

Kerry
xx

Friday, November 26, 2010

Introducing

We are just about there girls!!! Today i want to introduce to you a very talented scrapper who looks like a lot of fun to be around. I loved all her colour...











Penny Hackney...


Hi everyone!
I am so happy to be here among this group of talented scrappers, helping to celebrate all that is 'handmade'. I love to search for quirky and unique items to add to my pages and it's exciting to see so many clever people setting up shop and making their creations accessible. My pages are usually cute, playful and rainbow bright - no doubt a reflection of my life which - with 3 little girls and a farm full of animals - is busy, crazy and fun! Can't wait for the challenges to begin.....if you show me your stuff I'll show you mine!

If you want to check out more of pennys work http://pennyhackney.blogspot.com/


Only a few more sleeps to go till the first challenge!!!

Have a great day
Kerry xx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Introducing....

Hi everyone, we are getting close to the first challenge now. Just a week to go. I have a couple more talented ladies to introduce to you first though. And today we will meet
















Gillian Lester....






My name is Gillian Lester (Gilly), and I have been scrapping for about 6 years now, I live in Penrith in Sydney, with my husband and our daughter Amelia-Jane, whose nickname is Milly, (6) and I must say she is very scrap-abused lol! I started scrapping when Milly was about 6 months old and I have been taking photos and recording her life ever since.
I am very lucky to be a part of the Design Diva’s for Scrapbook Creations, Scrapware and Inspired Blueprints. I also work full time in a Scrapbook store called Fred The Needle in Penrith.
Scrapping to me isn’t just a hobby, It’s how I relax and let all my worries slip away, it’s time to catch up on the week’s events with my two best friends who share in my passion of everything Scrapping, But importantly it’s me time, and we all need that, that little time which makes us who we are.
I share my blog with one of my BFF’s Renee www.nayandgilly.blogspot.com
Thanks Gilly ox

We really couldnt have a handmade blog without gilly on here, her style is just gorgeous, and truley unique.

Have a great day
Kerry xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Next designer is....

I have just got back from 4 days away in halls gap and had an awesome time. So now onto our next designer......









Kim Jeffress


Hi my name is Kim Jeffress and I live in beautiful sunny Brisbane with my hubby and two little boys. My boys are my main inspiration for my scrapping and I like to scrap the good the bad and the ugly of their day to day lives. This year I have been fortunate enough to be picked on several design teams including Hambly screen prints in the US, Scrapware Australia, Creative Scrappers a sketch site and two on line stores, Handmade by Suzanne and Scrapawhile. My biggest achievement however was being asked to join the Scrapbooking Memories Creative team for 2011. Truley a dream come true. I look forward to joining in the fun here are Show us your stuff.
Kim Jeffress
Kims work is just amazing, she is very talented. If you want to find out more about kim check out her blog www.glasshalffull-kim.blogspot.com
Kerry
xx

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some more inspiration....

Hi everyone, i am sneaking this one up a little early as i am busy tomorrow. Let me introduce to you one of my fav scrappers at the moment. Her style is really amazing and i get so inspired by her work.....













Nadia Cannizzo





I am 32 years old, a happily married mummy of 2 little girls. I am a Primary School teacher and I am working part time at the moment. I have been scrapping "officially" for just under 2 years now, but really started taking off about 4-5 months ago. My scrapping style changes week by week and layout by layout!! I still cant define my style, but I have recently discovered that I like a LOT of layers on my layouts, a lot of embellishments and I like to spend time on them. I like to try new things all the time and definetely love making my own flowers and using handmade flowers in general. I enjoy challenge blogs because they push me out of my comfort zone. Scrapbooking for me is first a way to preserve my little 'world's' every day life and second a creative outlet. I scrap every day particularly 'till very very late at night!.

Thanks so very much for this oportunity...I really look forward to it.


If you want to find out more about nadia check out her blog. www.samnadia.blogspot.com

I hope everyone has a happy, scrappy weekend!!!

Kerry
xx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Can you guess???

Wow, how much talent are all these ladies. And im about to add more. This talented lady is well known for being such a caring and generous person, but is also known for her fussy cutting and her gorgeous flowers!! Do you know who im talking about??










Krissy Christie


My name is Krissy and I live in Brisbane QLD where I run my own scrapbook shop Wicked Princesses from home :) Ive been scrapping for about 4 years now and love everything about it! I keep telling my husband Al that its cheaper than therapy and way more fun lol! I love to scrap girly layouts with lots of my handmade flowers My Vintage Blossoms but also love grungey boy layouts with lots of distressing and paint :) Im really excited to be on the team at SUYS and cant wait to see all your creations :)

You can read more about krissy at www.krissyscreations.blogspot.com

Well i dont know about all of you but i am getting excited. Thankyou everyone for all your comments and emails, its great to hear from you all. Stay tuned for more!!

Kerry
xx

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another.....

Who would like to meet another member?? Its a big day today for this talented person as she is releasing her first kit!!!







Bridgette Hatton


Hi happy scrappers My Name is Bridgette Hatton ,I am a proud SUYS design team girl!! I was honoured when I got a message from Kerry asking me if I would like to join her on the team, of course i will join in on the fun, I love to make my own embellishments and love buying other clever scrappers creations too.
I have two little Ladies in my house who are my daily inspiration and Motivation to scrap, Their names are Mollie (8) and Amelia (5) these girls know mummy has an addiction problem with paper and any other type of scrapping item and I am happily passing it onto to them OOPS!! they love to play around with paper and embellishments and both have been published in SBM too !! how cool is that J
I live in Country NSW with my super understanding Hubby Dan, who now is in a hurry to extend our house, because I crack the whip every weekend and nag for him to make our house bigger so i can have my own room to scrap !! SELFISH MUCH !!LOL Poor guy J
I hope that you can join in on the fun and participate alongside us, it’s going to be great fun, i can’t wait to see everyone’s handmade embellishments.
Bridge xx

I love homemade spin bridge puts on her pages, so i cant wait to see what she does for us all on here. If you want to know more about her or her kits head on over to her blog www.scrappinbridge.blogspot.com

I am sending out emails tonight to the rest of the DT spots, so keep an eye out in your inboxes. I just want to say that i was so overwhelmed by all of you that applied. I loved reading each application and checking out your blogs. I had such a hard time deciding that i have decided to put a guest DT spot on for each month. I really wished i could have put you all on but them we would have no one doing the challenges LOL. If you didnt get in please reapply next time!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our next member is...

Let me introduce to you our next member of show us your stuff.........









Samantha Hauzer



Hi, my name is Samantha Hauzer, a scrap obsessed mum of 2 (or 3 if you count Daisy the dog!) I have been scrapping for around 6 years, and love it now more than ever. My favourite things to scrap about would definately be my two cheeky kidlets, Jack, 9 and Emily, 7. I really love to give a handmade look to a lot of my layouts, and love to make my own embellishments. In fact, I love making embellishments so much that I decided to open Purple Pumpkin a few months ago. I'm really looking forward to lots of fun challenges at Show us Your Stuff, and can't wait to everyone using their handmade goodies on their layouts.

Im so excited that samantha is joining us over here. Her work is truly gorgeous and she makes some amazing things. I love her handmade paper flowers that she adds to her work. You can find out more about samantha at www.justlovescrappin.blogspot.com

See you in a couple of more days with another member..

Kerry xx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our next member is....

This is so exciting, are you ready to meet another inpiring member???? Well let me introduce











Ebony Van Der Starre



Hi my name is Ebony van der Starre and am excited to be apart of this awesome new blog!
I have been scrapping for over 8 years now and havent put the paper and scissors away yet!!!
I am married to a wonderful man, Steve and we have two mostly gorgeous children Will who is 7 and Maya is almost 4.
I dont know how to describe my scrappy style except that I love to add various layers and textures to my pages and use bright colors!!! I look forward to testing my handmade skills!!!

If you would like to find out more about eb check out her blog www.welcometoebsspace.blogspot.com

I love ebs bright and funky pages and love all the little bits of detail she puts in. I cant wait to see what she comes up with!!!

Stay tuned to meet another member soon...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Introducing.....

Who would like to start meeting some of our design team???? I know i am bursting to tell you all. So i thought every couple of days i will pop up a team member or two, to show you what great inspiration we have coming your way.....

I am waiting to the 16th to let all the applicants know who got the last couple of spots so dont worry i havent sent out all the acceptances yet.

So the first team member is






LEANNE JAGO...



"Hi my names Leanne and i'm addicted to scrapping.. Seriously... I am a single mum of a super
funny 4yr old DS and an adorable 2 1/2 yr old DD... so i am super lucky... i love everything
about scrapping and i especially LOVE being able to be inspired by others fantastic little creations.
I love how our art allows us to express ourselves as well as keeping the memories alive.
I look forward to working as part of the Dt here at Show Us Your STuff..
SUgar BAby."

You can find out more about leanne on her blog http://addictedtoclouds.blogspot.com/

I so love leannes style. I love the way she mixes things up. She does really gorgeous work and cant wait to see what she has in store for us!!!!


Stay tuned and we will be meeting another fabulous scrapper in a couple of days.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Favourite handmade stores!!!

I was just wanting to know where is your favourite place to buy homemade embellies?? And what is it you usually buy?? Flowers, buttons, pins, trims??

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Giveaway Time and Thanks.

So what do you all think of our new look blog. I have to day a huge thankyou to michelle fowler for doing the header and the blinkie for me. Arent they just gorgeous?? She has been hard at work doing it all for me and i cant thank her enough.



So now lets spread it around. I have a giveaway planned. Join up as a follower, display the blinkie on your blog and leave a comment here and you will go in the draw for some handmade goodies!!! You have till the end of november.

Dont forget about the DT call. You have till the 15th november to get your entrys in.

I am getting very excited. Over the next couple of weeks i will start to introduce our very talented design team. The first challenge will go up on the 1st december. (Scary, i know that it is not that far away!!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hi and welcome to show us your stuff!!! I love using handmade embellies on my pages. I love buying everyone elses handmade stuff. LOL. I thought it would be great to start a challenge site to show off what we all can do. Of course you can show us what you can do with someone elses that you have purchased as well.

The first challenge will be posted on 1st december. I have some very talented ladies all ready lined up as part of the design team but have a couple of more spots available. If you would love to come on board and be a part of this then email me a couple of your favourite layouts (including handmade products), along with your blog addy, and current DT positions by the 15 November.

You will be required to do one layout per month.

If you sell some handmade items or sell kits that include handmade items and would like to be a sponsor also email me. Would love to hear from you.

In the meantime join up as a follower, and get your stuff ready!!!!

Kerry.