Friday, 7 November 2014

Flash Back Friday - Helen Salthouse

            Today we're flashing back to one of our old DT members Helen - what has she been up to since she left the DT?.................

      I’ve been very busy over the past few years, studying for my degree in Education and then doing my teacher training.  It’s been hard work but now I’m working as a primary school teacher – still hard work but I get to have my own class.  I’m also doing some private tutoring which I really enjoy, as this makes me my own boss!

This does mean that I have had very little time for scrapping.  I’ve made the odd card, and all those craft supplies do come in very handy for making class presents. But I’m about to go through all my stuff and downsize a bit.  Recently I’ve been doing my house up – it’s been totally neglected during my studies and now I’ve discovered Chalk Paint there’s no stopping me!  I tend to look at things I want on shopping websites, and then try to recreate them using my supplies.  Recently my partner has put together one of those beach-style weathered boards, using sanded wooden pallets, and it’s sitting next to my desk now waiting to be beautified before going on the wall.

I do miss scrapbooking.  I think that I have too many supplies at the moment, so that I can’t remember what is where.  There are empty scrapbooks waiting to be filled, and lots of photos ready to go in them.  Hopefully I will have some time to get some pages done in the summer holidays; before I put everything on hold I had started using multi-pocket page protectors alongside each layout, and this is a good way of getting lots of photos into an album so I will aim to continue along that path.

I daren’t look at scrapbooking sites; I know that I will instantly start wanting lots of paper, which has always been my downfall, so first of all I need to use what I’ve got!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween


To all of our scrapwhisper fans out there! 

Your challenge this week is to create a Halloween themed scrapbook page. It can be about pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, witches, apple bobbing, trick or treating, corn mazes - the list is endless. We just want to see what fun you've been having! :)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Pinterest Inspired Card Challenge

Waving hello to everyone! It has been a while since I've created a card and since Halloween is

quickly approaching I'd like to challenge you to make a Halloween card using a mason jar. If you

don't have a mason jar die cut or stamp you can go to Google and search for mason jar clip art.

Here are a  few cards I found on Pinterest and will be using as inspiration.

Here is my Pinterest inspired card:

Friday, 17 October 2014

Scrap-lift challenge from the archives

Hi folks!

Today I want to share with you one of my oldest, and most favourite LOs. I'm not sure whether it's the shapes, or the colours - secondary colours always seem to press the right buttons with me - or how much "breathing space" there is, while there is still plenty going on. Whatever it is, I've had a lot of comments on it, and today I challenge you to scrap-lift it, and post your version in the comments below.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Teams Announced

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Today we're announcing the names of the teams for this round...........

So without further ado:

Team Rosey

1. Mary Jene H
2. Jenn K
3. Suzi  G
4. Sherri L
5. Nora N

Team Nilsa

1. Rosey W
2. Sarah M
3. Nora M
4. Alexis H
5. Terry H

Team Georgina

1. Debbie S
2. Amanda K
3. Natascha G
4. Angie O
5. Jenny C

Lets go to work! :) Check out Facebook for behind the scenes chat and check your email box to confirm what you need to do next.......

Friday, 3 October 2014

Welcome Back !

Hi everyone! 

Hope you enjoyed a lovely break and are ready for some scrapping fun! :)

We've had another rethink about how to keep the blog and its content going and this is the plan going forward..... 

ScrapWhispers will be all about FRIDAYS!  

Every Friday we will post something new - next week we will announce the new teams for the next ScrapWhisper challenge (we are full already but there is a wait list if you don't make the teams this time round) and then every Friday after that we will surprise you with scraplifting challenges or flash back Friday posts, as the main ScrapWhisper layout gets passed around the teams.

Should be fun! Are you ready...............?

See you next week! :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Winners and an Announcment

Hi everyone!

Apologies it's taken so so long to  post who the winners of the last team challenge were - things have been crazy around here for a while now and when I say "here" I mean in the homes of all Scrapwhisperers! LOL

So firstly - the winners were..........


Stephanie chose the winning team and this is what she said:

"This is a tough one! But after looking at the layouts from all three teams I think my choice would be team number two!  I really liked all the layouts and was really impressed with all the progressions from layout to layout. Each layout has their own version of the background from my original layout and they each compliment their pages. It's pretty neat to me how it went from person to person with each of them leaving their own mark on how it was translated. Great job to all the ladies!  I also really like how the last layout was so much "calmer" than my layout, it really opened my eyes up to always considering that sometimes less really is more.That's a pretty neat challenge site"

So congratulations to team Rosey! Sadly there are no prizes on offer anymore but we hope you had fun playing the game.

Now onto the announcement. 

We've been thinking long and hard about the Scrawhisper site for sometime now. Fewer people have been visiting since we stopped offering prizes and doing weekly challenges, less people are actually finding time at the moment to scrapbook and although we tried to keep lots of posts happening on the site, life just gets in the way and it's pretty difficult thinking of new content to keep things interesting for our visitors. We rarely get comments on posts and we've not had many people signing up for the latest team game either - we have enough for about 1 and a half teams so far.

Scrapwhispers has been around for a number of years now and as you are aware has changed frequently to try and keep people interested. We have decided we don't want to lose all that history, but equally we cannot continue in the format we are with little feedback etc. We have no idea who is even reading this announcement! :)

So - on that basis we've thought long and hard and have decided that we will be taking a Summer break from Scrapwhispers. Everyone wants and needs to get out in the world to enjoy the summer sunshine whilst it is here, make lots of lovely memories and take huge volumes of photos - and then in the autumn when we are back everyone will have have lots of great things to scrap! :)

We're not defeated just yet - but we think a vacation will help us regroup, refocus and refuel!

Hope you all understand. If you have signed up for the new team game already your name stays on the list - See you in October!