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Friday, September 24, 2010

It's been crazy...

It's been totally crazy around here! And from reading other people's blogs, I think it's a general thing. We're all settling into the new school year's routine I suppose.

To be honest I've also been scrapping and trying to stay active in the forum and the blog is the one place that gets neglected...
So I have A LOT to show you. Some CT layouts, some challenges, news about challenges you should join, and even my participation in a team for DSA's Battle of the CTs... So take a cup of your favourite warm beverage (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, ...) and maybe even a snack and sit comfortably!!

I'll start with the new kits from Stacey Scraps!
First she had Fang or Fur, which is Twilight inspired and really cool for those layouts, as well as True Blood or even, like mine, for Halloween:

Then she released Shabby Chic. Totally different from the previous kit, but beautiful soft colours. I scrapped some pics my Mom wanted me to scrap for her (her aunt and uncle's summer house in the West of France):

Scrap That Idea also has a brand new designer: Artgal Style. She's let us play with her designs and her style is so cool and fun, I've been having a blast with them.
First, she did Pizza Night. Great colours and super cute elements:

Then there was Comic Book, the title speaks for itself! Take a look:

Then today she released Got Milk, which has the cutest cows ever.

I've also been playing over at Scrapable, as usual. The challenges are so much fun and it's a great bunch of girls. So take a look at all the layouts I've done for Scrapable challenges:

Done with All Frogged Out by Modern June, lift of a page by 1luckymama (scraplift challenge):

Done with Artificial Spring by Nanine (mystery/recipe challenge):Done with Eat Your Veggies by Stacey's Scraps (speedscrap):

Done with Zodiac by A Work In Progress Designs by Vicki, template by HeideC (template challenge):
Done with Makulay by Nathan Design, lift of a page by Dislea (scraplift challenge):
Done with Tooth Cute by Modern June and a template by Aprilisa (featured designer challenge):
Done with Summer Cocktail by A Work In Porgress Designs by Vicki (colour challenge):

You may know that Vicki (A Work In Progress, at Scrap That Idea) has been having regular challenges. Her 5th and latest is currently running and she's asked me to host it, yay! So we're having fun in the STI forum, scrapping photos of food or drinks, or favourite recipes. Come see the thread, I would love for some of you to come join the challenges, and you might decide to play some more. You collect points by participating and leaving comments which all add up to GCs and there's always a lucky winner who gets to choose a kit. It's really fun and definitely worth it!! For inspiration, here's the layout I made for it (and I linked it to the gallery, so you'll see the other layouts if you click on it):

Hope to see some of you there!

And finally, a little announcement to say that I'll be participating in DSA's Battle of the CTs in Vicki's team. We're calling ourselves Vicki's Working Girls (lol, I love our name!). I'm really excited about it and hope some of you will take a look and vote for us (I'll remind you in due time of course ;) ).
In the meantime, take a look at our signature:

Well, I believe that's it for today. I probably lost most of you before the end, but if you made it here, thanks for reading and looking and happy scrapping to you!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's fall...

We had an awesome week-end with lots of family visiting to celebrate my hubby's grandma who turns 90 in a couple of days! It was really fun to see a huge family (5 children and their spouses, 15 grand-children most of them with spouses and 32 great-grand-children...) gathered around her!
The weather however has decided that September means fall, so it's rainy and cold!
Oh well, I have to stay in and scrap then, right? Lol

I have a bunch of layouts to show, but first, here's a really exciting sneak peek from Stacey's Scraps. I'm pretty sure you can guess the theme, and I can tell you the kit is awesome...

It's coming out Friday!

Now here are a few layouts:
With Summer Party by A Work In Progress:

With Over the Moon by A Work In Progress:

With Blue Moon by A Work In Progress (this one is exclusive to the forum challenge, come join us!):

My September desktop with Boyish Charm by the Scrapable team:

And to finish, here's my page with the new collab at Matrioshki Scrap Designs called To Be a Boy (I used the template included in the kit ;) ):

That's it for today, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrap that idea news!

Today is the 1st of September and the summer holidays are definitely over at Scrap That Idea!
These girls are working really hard and the result is just awesome!!

The September collab is out! It's huge and absolutely gorgeous. It's called Summer of Love and looks like this:

And I made a layout with a picture of me and hubby "pseudo-camping" with some good friends:

And there is another collab for you, FREE as soon as you spend $5!!!
It's called Fallen:

And here's my layout:

But you can see all that and more in their new newsletter. Get it on the STI blog to get to know the designers better, get some news, see the upcoming products and get a newsletter exclusive freebie...