Saturday, 19 January 2019

Scrapping School Memories with Simple Stories School Rocks - CraftOnline Creative Team

I have a lot of school scrapbooking to catch up on so when I saw the new school range from Simple Stories called School Rocks I just had to grab it so I could get some of the layouts done.  Today I have a process video for you of my doing 3 layouts with this collection kit.

I start the video by showing you the supplies and photos I have and talking about how I might use the supplies and how even the supplies are helping prompt memories I need to record.
If you need to find a certain layout then here are the times in the video you can find each layout.  Layout 1 13:20 Layout 2 17:56 Layout 3  23:46



Items used in this project include.
Simple Stories School Rocks Collection Kit 
American Crafts White Cardstock 
American Crafts Straw Cardstock 
American Crafts Olive Cardstock
Uni-Ball black pen 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 

I am loving the journal/title cards from the cut aparts and the the cute stickers in this range.  They helped me smash out my layouts really quickly.





I cut the locker card into the 3 lockers so I would have plenty of lockers for my high school scrapping.
I used the zip strips from the papers to help build layers on all 3 layouts.

Using a sheet of Straw Cardstock really helping this layout pop.







I absolutely loved this border sticker from the moment I saw it on the website and just had to use it as a focal point on a layout.
It really helped this layout come together quickly by staring with the border sticker and just pressing down the straight edge so I could tuck things in as I built the layout.







This pencil sticker for my date in this cluster was the perfect shade to match Mr C's shirt so I selected it to kind of add to the feeling that this layout was about his first day of the school year.

I loved that the sticker sheet included a few science pieces and math pieces in addition to the regular school stuff.  It helped with the high school theme but also the distance ed theme as we do a lot of science in this house now.




I love how my layouts turned out and that the supplies have prompted me to think of several other memories I need to record.
Why don't you check out what school themed supplies CraftOnline has and get some school scrapping done?  It is a fun theme to scrap in my experience.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

January 2019 Challenge List

Welcome to the January Challenge List.

Apologies for the challenge list being late this month, I decreased my time on the computer over the holiday period.

Due to positive feedback I will continue to split the list into Australian based challenges and International challenges, so make sure you scroll through and check out all the wonderful challenges as many allow entries from all over the world.
Please if I have put a challenge into the wrong catagory let me know, I worked hard to be correct but we can all make mistakes.

Please if there are any Challenges you are aware of that I have missed let me know.I am really loving participating in Challenges, it is getting me to craft more often, to do projects I may otherwise save to do later, and some there is the added challenge of completing them when I have limited supplies that meet the requirements but that just adds to the fun.
So now for the list, I will provide a link to each challenge that has a direct link for it and either their Facebook page, website, shop, whichever is appropriate so you have all the details you could possibly need.
Those that are in a Facebook Group I will link to the group, please contact admins of the group to let them know you are joining to participate in the challenges or look at the challenges as some admins have requested this due to the waiting list. 

White with 1 is a lovely yellow this month and lovely moodboard to help inspire you.  Here is their Facebook Page.













Scrapping Good Time - Scrapbooking Group Australia is a Closed Facebook Group that has multiple Scrapbooking Challenges and sometimes a Card Challenge each month.  This month they are having a special giveaway and to be in the draw you need to enter every one of their Challenges and participate in some other things throughout the month.


Scrap the Girls has a fun moodboard this month.












Scrap the Boys has a cute prompt this month. Here is a link to their Facebook Page.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges.
Kraft+ Challenge has a inspiring prompt this month, make sure you head to their blog and read the requirements for this one. Here is the Facebook Group.









ARTastic has a lovely artwork this month.  Here is their Facebook Page.



Scrapping Clearly has a lovely moodboard this month.

















Dusty Attic has a lovely moodboard up on their Facebook Page and their Blog and for even further information, they also have a Website.

Sketchy Boards Challenge has a great Sketch and prompt this month and a fun prompt this month.  Follow the link for inspiration and rules.



D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board this month is a lovely summer feeling board, make sure you follow the link for inspiration and the rules of this Challenge.






Use Your Stuff is a great weekly challenge that is all about using the stuff you have.  



Archi-scraps has a cool prompt this month.













Mystical Scrapbooks has 2 challenges this month including a sketch.



SCRAPBOOKIT has a fun prompt this month.


Off the Rails Scrapbooking has a lovely moodboard this month.  Here is their Facebook Group.  Make sure you check their blog for the rules of their Challenges. 














International Challenges

CSI Challenge - Color, Stories, Inspiration is a fun challenge formatted as a case file for you to do.
They have made some changes this year and now both case files for the month are up on the first.  So make sure you head to the blog post as there are additional case files to inspire you.






Crafty Creations Challenge is a bimonthly craft challenge.  Make sure you read their rules as entry closing dates are different to most challenges.

Pixel Scrapper is a Digital Scrapbooking community that has a monthly challenge.  I am so glad I found this wonderful community. 













More Than Words has a great prompt this month.  Here are the Rules for their Challenges. Here is their Facebook Page.














Lasting Memories Scrapbooking Challenges have multiple challenges each month to inspire you.


Creative Inspiration is a online forum/group that features multiple challenges throughout the month.










Counterfeit Kit Challenge is a great concept where you take inspiration from a new kit that is out and create a kit from your supplies using that inspiration and so create layouts with your own kit.  They do a blog hop with their team showing each person's kit and layouts.  Well worth checking it out.

Scrappy Land is a bimonthly challenge that is all about getting out those dies and using them.  Make sure you list  the brand of die you used and that it is one their store stocks.


Craft-Dee Bowz is a monthly challenge that involves using a bow.  Head to their blog for more details.

Stick it Down has 3 Challenges a month, a card sketch, a single page sketch and a double page sketch.  Head to their blog for further details. 

Rochelle Spears has a new Scrappy Friends Challenge.   She also has a bonus challenge this month

Scrap Our Stash has a fun prompt this month.









The ScrapRoom is a bimonthly challenge starting with a sketch this month.







Altenew has a inspiration challenge this month.  Head to their blog for rules and inspiration.


















Project Life

Here is a list of Challenges that would suit creating Project Life layouts.  Note I do need to check the challenges that are new to the list and update this sublist.  I will update shortly.

Scrap the Boys have said they will accept PL layouts.
Scrap the Girls have said they will accept PL layouts.
Kraft+ Challenge accepts tradition layouts, art journalling, tags, etc so this challenge would suit PL I think.
ARTastic Challenge Blog accepts all forms of Scrapbooking as entries.

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia accepts PL entries.
Show us your stuff accepts PL entries.
Scrapbook Boutique accepts scrapbooking, off the page, etc so I think it would suit PL.  The new challenge is posted on the 10th of each month.
Dusty Attic states in the August Moodboard Entry Rules (so assuming it is the same) that your project can be anything you desire including layouts, cards or off the page so it sounds like PL will be accepted.

Previous Lists


My scrappy friends who only scrap when at a crop, or who have stopped or reduced their time scrapping for any reason I think you will love some of these, have a look at each one.