Thursday, January 29, 2009

Great inspiration...

This fantastic boys layout is lovely and bright.

Anthea Peterson

Can you believe January is almost over! Only a couple of days left to get your entries in.

But wait....there's more!!

A couple more layouts to share. Love your take on the challenge girls! I love how we all get a different look from the same word picture challenge.

Kathy Reardon

Kylie Symons

Bright is nice!

Here's our latest entry. Emma did not have any portrait photos, so she has turned her layout around. Remember, there's no fast rules, creativity is the key!

Emma Morris

Looking forward to seeing your layouts!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another fantastic entry!

Here's our latest entry for January's challenge...very cute!

Karen Flynn
Remember you've got until midnight on Saturday, 31 January to get your entries in. To get the details for this month's challenge, just click on the link titled 'This Month's Challenge' on the right hand side column. Any questions drop us an email to we're very friendly and happy to help!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Design Team Call

Scrapbook Divas is looking for a new member of their team. We are currently taking applications for a forum/blog/advertising coordinator. All applications need to be sent to by 31st January 2009 outlining how you, the applicant, would best suit the position and what you would bring to Scrapbook Divas. Please note that this is a non-scrapbooking position, however the coordinator would be expected to have an active gallery account with Scrapbook Divas.

Be aware that to complete this role, the successful applicant must be able to commit to daily interactions on the Diva site and have access to email on a regular basis.

Forum Coordinator Role includes:
Compiling new topic threads in the forum, as well as keeping all those of current interest, bumped to the top of the current topics list

Update the forum and Diva blog on regular basis with a ‘whats new’ update. (weekly)

Inform sponsoring blogs and competition sites of the current Diva challenges and other exciting news that is going on over at the Diva site. (weekly)

Assist the Design Team and Michelle in general duties as required, at times attending a general Design Team meeting.

The successful applicant for the role of forum coordinator will be offered a generous discount in the Diva shop and have the opportunity to be a part of some of the behind the scenes roles of a scrapbooking site.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Back in action!!

It seems like I've been away FOREVER! I didn't realise how much I'd miss you all! I also didn't realise how much a part the internet plays not only in my life, but in my whole family's. Where would we be without it?!

I am now coming to you from down the road from Kevin, in our nation's capital - Canberra. Anyone else out there from here? Drop me a line, I'm looking for some new friends!

We've had a couple of entries arrive while I've been away. And without further ado I present.....

Marion McIntyre

Annette Gearside

I love your embellished circles!!!!!! They are amazingly creative. Thank you VERY much for sharing your wonderful work with us ladies!

Don't forget you have until midnight on 31 January to get your entries in and please tell your friends!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Inspirational Team eye candy!

The ladies have been hard at work designing these fantastic layouts for your viewing pleasure!
Sue Maree Wilks
Sheree Power

Sami Cronin
We're posting a day early this month as I am moving house tomorrow! I will be back on air early next week (fingers crossed).

Good luck with your layouts everyone! You have until 31 January to complete the challenge and get your entries in. Don't forget to tell your friends!!

Are you ready for some more circle inspiration?!

For these examples I have used Chatterbox die cut circles which I have adhered directly to the page.

For the first, I have simply added some Making Memories chipboard buttons. I tied some cotton through them before I attached them to my page. I glued a couple down and used foam tape on one. Of course it wouldn't be complete without some Kaisercraft bling!

On the next example, I took a beautiful Heidi Swapp ghost butterfly shape and covered the back with crystal KindyGlitz. I have done this before using dimensional magic and then sprinkling glitter, which is another effective way of covering the shape. I've added some Kaisercraft jewels to the centre. This covers up the foam tape I have used to adhere to the page.

Voila! Two more examples to add to your collection of ideas. I hope they've been helpful!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Great sale on NOW!

I've just been having a look around Anna's fantastic store! Anna's Craft Cupboard clearance sale is currently on with lots of massive savings to be found throughout the store. Do yourself a favour and take a look! Be quick though, the sale ends at midnight on Sunday 11 January 2009.
While you're there, check out Anna's Craft Cupboard blog. They have some wonderful step-by-step projects that should not be missed! Full instructions and pictures are available for you to re-create your own version and learn tips and techniques along the way. More inspiration for everyone!

Friday, January 9, 2009

More circle inspiration...

This circle has been created with one of Heidi Swapp's journalling blocks to which I have added a Heidi letter. It's a tad hard to see in the pics, but I've added some Kaisercraft jewels around the circle to bling it up! I've cut a circle using my trusty old pinking shears to give it a decorative edge. I've then used foam tape to mount the journalling block. It helps it stand out of the page. Voila! Another circle for our collection!

I hope you're enjoying doing this month's challenge and the techniques we are sharing with you. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Let me be the first to congratulate the following ladies!
November's Winners
Emma Allen

Karen Flynn

Kylie Symons

Melinda Taylor

Nicole Pomeroy

December's Winners

Annette Gearside
Kate Middleton

Peg Hewitt

I will send you an email tomorrow to let you know how to claim your prize. Best of luck for January's challenge!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Can you believe December's over already!!

Here's our last entry for December. I'd gotten so carried away with circles that I forgot to share it! Thanks for your entry Kathy!

Now all entries are in I can announce the winners.....tonight, that is! I also have to announce November's winners. Was waiting on some confirmations from our wonderful sponsors. Glad you've all been so patient - thanks!! See you tonight...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Another circle for our collection....

This one is super easy!I've raided my stash for circular things...and found this old metal rimmed tag. It has a transparent centre, but you could use one that's coloured. If you wanted the clear look, you could always cut out the centre using your craft knife.

I have then attached one of Heidi Swapp's new verb stickers which is perfect for my layout. You could use any type of sticker...doesn't have to be circular. Maybe a cute bug or butterfly! One that suits your style.

Next comes a little heart-shared jewel, which I have attached using dimensional magic. I have been told that this is not a glue, but I've stuck down all sorts of things, from chipboard to metal washers and have never had a problem.

Last, but not least, I've attached it to my page using some foam tape to add some dimension.

Voila! Embellished Circle number two. Easy-peasy!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Divas Half Yearly Clearance Sale

Commencing from today until Saturday 17 January
receive a great 30% off nearly everything in stock

excluding Divalicious Kits, Bazzill Cardstock,
the already reduced patterned paper
and new in December products

Receive 10% off all Divalicious Kits

Please note that Michelle has tried to
make sure
that stock levels are accurate
and if something is
out of stock you
will receive a refund
or store credit.

Head over to Scrapbook Divas and grab a bargain!

Friday, January 2, 2009

What in the world does she mean by Embellished Circles??!!

Well, let me explain....

This is an embellished circle. It is a circle that has been embellished. See! It really is easy-peasy!

In the next couple of weeks, while we are patiently awaiting the reveal of the Inspirational Team layouts, I will share with you different ways to embellish a circle. You will then have some ideas how you can embellish your own circles for January's challenge.

This particular one is a large one, but it will give you some ideas. I have used a Scenic Route journaling block as my base, which has been inked around the edges. Following the shape printed on this, I have added a line of dimensional magic to adhere some beads. I used my paper piercer to line them up as I went.

Next I cut a flower from a piece of Kaisercraft Cabbage Patch patterned paper. I placed a beautiful decorative conch from my stash in the centre. This was then attached it to the journaling block using foam tape to make it pop.

Voila! You now have your first example of an embelllished circle. Think buttons, beads, stamping, painting, sewing...the sky's the limit! Stay tuned for more inspiration in the next few days.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions. Sami B-)


I've just noticed that some of you are wondering about the embellished circles part of this month's challenge! Don't worry, it'll be easy. All will become clear when I reveal more tonight!

Busy here on the homefront, moving house (and states) in two weeks so days are pretty much hectic! I've got nights for blogging so watch this space......

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January's Challenge...

Well, here it is! A new year and a new Scrapping Word Pictures challenge. To spice things up, this year we've decided to add a little twist to the challenges. Each month we will be featuring a technique or 'added extra'.

As usual, the challenges will be posted on the 1st of each month. The inspirational team challenges will still be posted on the 15th. To keep you inspired in between, we will showcase a technique that will be included in the month's challenge.

This month it is embellished circles! There's many ways you can do this and over the next couple of weeks we will give you some tips and ideas how to incorporate these into your challenge layout so watch this space.

Without further ado we present January's challenge!

Material list
2 x portrait photos 10x15cm
1 x patterned paper or cardstock 30x30cm for base
Journaling block
Patterned paper pieces:-
Paper A - 24x24cm
Paper B - 30x13cm
Paper C - 28x5cm
4 embellished circles approximately 5x5cm - our technique of the month!!!

Paper Placement
Take Paper A and place it centred and 2cm from the bottom of your base.

Add Paper B horizontally 1cm from the bottom of Paper A.

Paper C should be attached vertically, 2cm from right hand side of base. This is where your title should be placed.

Next, add your photos side by side to the top left hand side of the layout.

Your journaling block now goes under the photo on the left hand side.

Place one of your embellished circles in the bottom left hand corner of the layout.

The remaining three embellished circles should be added in between your journaling block and your title.

Have fun and make it your own!

Remember to e-mail your layouts in no later than the 31st of January to and please tell your friends!!! If, at any time, you have any questions or suggestions, please send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.


We hope you all had a fun night seeing in the new year and have arrived safely in 2009 ready to scrap up a storm! We're ready here at Scrapping Word Pictures with some exciting things up our sleeves for this year.

Here's a couple more layouts for December's challenge. Don't forget that the deadline has been extended to midnight Sunday for those of you who still want to join in.
Kylie Symons

Annette Gearside

January's challenge will be up tonight so stay tuned!!