Friday, 19 December 2014

Flash Back Friday - Kelly

This week we're flashing back to visit one of our previous DT members to see what she's been up to since she left SW...... Kelly......

"When I decided to leave the DT at Scrap Whispers, it was a really hard decision. I loved being on the team. I loved the challenges. I got really excited leading the Scrap Whisper game and seeing how the pages evolved. 

I had started scrapbooking when my daughter was born, after coming across a magazine by accident. I'd always been slightly obsessed with paper so it was inevitable I'd be hooked on it. All that pretty paper *sigh* And, all those different techniques which turned pages into home decor items.

Life just went from plodding along to manic. My two children were growing up and joining out of school activities, I had found a new love of cake decorating and I had got myself a night shift job with a well known home shopping channel in the UK. I simply, didn't have time to scrap.

I would really like to turn my cakes into a business one day but at the moment it is just a friends and family thing. Every now and then I will need a card for some occasion and I'll stop myself from buying. I'll go home and create a quick card, which may then turn into a few more cards. That's when I realise just how much I miss it. 

If I get time, I still play along with the scrap whisper game and I've even joined in a couple of challenges. I've won a couple too :)

I'm starting to find the fun in scrapbooking and card making again. Once it's fully embraced I can go back to purchasing pretty paper again (oh, how I miss that!!) 

I recently counted how many pages I'd made. 476!! I just need to get them into albums now. Eeeeek!!"

Friday, 28 November 2014

Sign Ups for The New Year

What a great game that was! Thanks so much for all your adorable layouts - we've loved seeing them all! :)

It's that time again though.... we're taking sign ups for the next round which will start in the new year! :)

Want to play? Email us with your name to join the next game.....

Come back next week in the meantime for another scraplifting challenge !

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.......