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Sunday, November 13, 2011

WINNERS WINNERS CHICKEN DINNERS

Apologies for the delay in announcing October winners, I have had serious computer issues and hopefully they have been sorted out!

I would also like to thank Peta MacBeth from SCRAPBOOKINGFROMSCRATCH for donating a $15.00 voucher to spend in her store - Peta helped me out at the last minute and I truly appreciate her generosity! Don't forget to check out her store here Peta's kits are awesome but they do sell out very quickly!!

The winner of the Sketch challenge is ..... Lauren Bell!! Congrats Lauren, could you please email me for your voucher code!

The winner of the Group 2 challenge is........ Linda Eggleton!!Congratulations Linda, You have won a packet of Basic Grey Glazed brads, and a packet of Basic Grey Journal Swash stamps donated by me! Please email your address so I can mail your prize!




The winner of the TRY THIS technique is.........Amanda Toyer!You have won a selection of rub ons from Paper Inklings. Could you please email me your address and I will mail them out to you!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

DON'T FORGET YOU CAN WIN AN EXTRA PRIZE BY INCLUDING THE TRY THIS TECHNIQUE IN YOUR LAYOUT

TRY THIS CHALLENGE - remember if you add the TRY THIS technique to your layouts, you will go into a draw to win an extra prize!!


Penny runs the TRY THIS challenge each month, thanks Penny!


Blanket Stitch
I love the look of blanket stitch on cardstock!
Try it around a mat, a handcut embie or the entire background sheet.
Is your blanket stitch a bit rusty? Then check out this YouTube video or search for others like it.

I look forward to seeing your layouts girls!!

Please come back to see who our Guest DT for Challenge Group 1 is .....

I look forward to you showing us your stuff!!!

HERE IS MY INTERPRETATION OF THE SKETCH!


I used a Kaisercraft dressform and added a piece of a white crocheted doiley, and some netting as a skirt!!
Thanks so much Sara for always designing such awesome sketches!!
Stay tuned for the October winners !!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OUR SPONSOR FOR NOVEMBER


A big thanks to Angela for donating our prize packs this month and for supplying the DT with Scrapware goodies to use!!
I will post a pick of the prize packs later today and come back and let you know all about Scrapware's new online venture!
HI everyone This is an entry which came in before 12pm last night but as I had not been able to reset Mr Linky (I tried and tried in earnest)I am putting this up here
for Sarah G - I promise that from this month I will have the Mr Linky business sorted (with the help of a sweet expert in these matters - whom I will reward with chocolate lol)..

Thanks for your support and understanding....
I will be back later with the November challenges and Try This challenge!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

NOVEMBER 1ST CHALLENGE

WHOOO is it really November 1st already??

Here is our November sketch from the talented Sara N



And here are our Group 1 DT samples!!

First we have Sara's fab layout!


Next up we have Leonie's layout!



Next up Sophie's layout!


Next up we have Georgia's layout!




TRY THIS CHALLENGE - remember if you add the TRY THIS technique to your layouts, you will go into a draw to win an extra prize!!

Penny runs the TRY THIS challenge each month, thanks Penny!

Blanket Stitch
I love the look of blanket stitch on cardstock!
Try it around a mat, a handcut embie or the entire background sheet.
Is your blanket stitch a bit rusty? Then check out this YouTube video or search for others like it.

I look forward to seeing your layouts girls!!

Please come back to see who our Guest DT for Challenge Group 1 is .....

I look forward to you showing us your stuff!!!

We have some late entries for both the 2st challenge and the 15th challenge

As I posted earlier, Mr Linky and I are not merging together lol!

We have 2 entries that I will pop up here so the DT can see them, the first is for Challenge 1st October from Ronnie



The second one is for challenge 15th October
from Ronnie

HAVING TROUBLE WITH MR LINKY

Could all those who wish to uploaad their layouts for 15th October tonight, please email them to me as I am having trouble with Mr linky!
my address is magic88@bigpond.net.au and I will then put them on the site.

Thanks and apologies for any inconvenience - I am still learning about Mr Linky lol

thanks for your understanding

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

YOU ONLY HAVE 5 DAYS TO GET YOUR SUYS CHALLENGES IN!!

It's great to see your challenges - but we would LOVE more!!
You have a full 5 days to get your challenges in to win some fab prizes!

Just a reminder that from November 1st where our new DT showcase their talents we will be showcasing guest DT's and we have some very special designers/artists to show you!!

The Group 1 challenge sketch will be up on the first of the month and you will have until the end of that month to complete your challenges.
Then Group 2 challenge (it may be colour, quotes, you never know what it will be!)
will go up on 15th of each month then you will have until 15th of the next month to complete the challenge!

At SUYS we have some very talented guests and we will have 2 per month!!
Don't forget to mention us on your blogs and there will be a randomly picked gift for those of you who mention SUYS on your blogs! So what are you waiting for? Give us a shout out on your blogs please!! You will go into a draw for some yumminessssss!!
Over and out and hugs
Marellexx

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

HERE IS LEANNE'S LAYOUT WOW

Here is Leanne's layout for Group 2
take a look at this fab layout - althought she dislikes using flowers lol she did an amazing job

Saturday, October 15, 2011

OUR GUEST DT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IS....

Sarah Martin!



Hi my name is Sarah and I'm a 28 year old Mummy. I also work casually as a Radiographer- doing X-rays, CT scans and mammograms.
When i'm not scrapping, working or chasing my daughter around with a camera I love to spend time outdoors and love quality time with friends and family.

I started scrapbooking through my local scrapbook shop in 2005. I had a hiatus of a few years and just last year I attended a couple of classes at a local shop after which my mojo returned. And for all of this year I have been enjoying the world of online scrapping- forums, blogs and challenges.

My daughter, Madeline is two, so she of course gives me so much content to scrap with! I predominately scrap layouts about her at the moment but also still do cards, mini album and off the page projects for friends/ family and the odd layout here and there of my and my partner Dwight : )My scrapping style is always evolving and could be described as eclectic! I love using layering, lots of embellishments, distressing, using fabric, different textures and paint effects.


I'm so excited to be a guest Design Team member this month for Show us your stuff !


Please pop by on my blog and say hi: http://www.scrapbookhabit.com

Here is Sarah's layout :
Just look at her take on the challenge, just gorgeous !
I hope you will go and take a look at her work over at her blog!

IT IS OCTOBER 15TH AND TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE

First I would like to wish Leanne Jago a Happy Birthday for today!! Hugs to you lovely lady hope your day is filled with sunshine cake and champagne!!

Our Group 2 challenge is :

Use misting
Use Circles
Use flowers

First we have Penny's layout - wow just love the colours !!




Now Ebony just could not wait until November to complete her layout - she loves using circles at the moment - and just look who she scrapped - one of our fab new DT members love love this!!



Here is my layout - I always find I have leftover centres of chipboard bits left over so I misted the circle to match my layout and made my own journalling circle block (chipboard on my layout is Scrapware)




I look forward to seeing your layouts - Mr Linky is all ready for them!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SO EXCITED ...COMPLETING A FAB DT...

OOHHH I am so thrilled to announce:




My name is Tara Scobie, I live in country NSW, at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. It is a beautiful place to live year round and I just love it here!... I live with my partner Mark (of 13 years) and our 3 kiddo's Jaiden, Tanika and Zayne.
I have been scrapping for about 7 years now, on and off. I never really got serious about it until about 2 years ago after my last baby turned 1.. I am a current Scrapbooking Memories Master, and am on the Design Team for SCRAPWARE chipboard, I am also currently on the CT for STUCK?! sketches.. My favourite subjects of my scrapping are definately my kids, and sometimes of my sweet little Niece Bryelle.
My scrapping style lately would be a little bit messy, and very colourful! I love butterlies on my pages, as well as paint and some handwritten journaling!!

I am so pleased we have such a talented DT who will show diverse styles to inspire you
Welcome Tara

Saturday, October 8, 2011

INTRODUCING... GEORGIA HEALD





"Hi girls!! My name is Georgia, I'm 35 and I live in beautiful (but cold!) Tasmania. I run a small business as well as being a wife to Daron, mum to Mitchell (14) and am also a step mum to Jessica (19) and Tyler (21). I just discovered scrapbooking in March this year and have become instantly addicted! I love absolutely everything about this fabulous hobbie. From the creative side of playing with gorgeous papers and embellishments, to the continual reminder of the things that are most important to you, to the fabulous community of supportive, inspiring and creative women!!

I am so excited and honored to have been asked to join the other talented DT members of SUYS and can't wait to be able to start creating layouts and to view all the fantastic challenge submissions!"

Thank you again Marelle for asking me to join the team. So thrilled!

Hugs
Georgia

Thursday, October 6, 2011

INTRODUCING...... LEONIE NEAL-DAWSON


Hi, my name is Leonie and I live in Geelong, Victoria. Along with my Husband of 11 years, Greg and our 4 children, Will (10), Andrew (8), Hamish (8), and Maggie (6).
I started Scrapbooking when I was pregnant with my twins in 2003. And truly I love everything about this craft; preserving our family’s day to day moments, the creative outlet for me, meeting fabulous like minded people and the amazing online world of scrapping, blog challenges, forums etc. I’ve become so passionate about my craft that everyday will find me scrapping in some way or another, even if it’s just 15 minutes tucked away in my study.
I enjoy learning and trying lots of different techniques in my scrapbooking and I think that is part of the attraction of blog challenges. They always offer something a little different, something to help push you in new directions. Having said all that at the moment I like to use mists and masks on most my Layouts.
I love having visitors to my blog, so feel free to pop in and say hi.
http://leonieslife-leonie.blogspot.com/
Cheers,
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Please give Leonie a big welcome, I am so happy she has joined the team!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

INTRODUCING ......SOPHIE KOSCHMANN

My name is Sophie, I am 16 years old and I live on a farm in country Victoria with my mum, dad and younger brother. I am currently studying Year 11 VCE and when I leave school I want to study graphic design.
I love to scrap and have been for six years. This is the first design team I have been on and I'm so excited to start creating for SUYS. I was a guest tutor for Kim Archer's online site last year and sometimes create layouts for my local scrapbooking store.
On my layouts I love to use paint or mists, bright colour combos and handmade embellishments. My friends, 10 younger cousins and hobbies often find their photos on my pages.
I have just started a blog, you can find me www.sophiekllc.blogspot.com, so feel free to pop over for a visit.





I am sure you will join with me in welcoming this very talented lovely young lady to SUYS!! Just wait until you see her work - AMAZING STUFF!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ANNOUNCING OUR SECOND OCTOBER SPONSOR!

Our second sponsor for October is:



The lovely Eve Rae has offered a $10.00 voucher from her online store and she is also adding 2 sample soy wax melts which smell divine!!

Thanks so much Evexxxx

Monday, October 3, 2011

THE FIRST OF OUR EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

I am so happy to reveal one of our announcements here at SUYS ....

A new DT member joining the team - you will see her fabulous work from November!!

Yes, please make welcome, the talented:

Raquel Pert!!



Hi, my name is Raquel, I'm 27, a primary school teacher and I live in Geelong, Victoria. I have a gorgeous fiancé and we are getting married in December, so no kiddies just yet! We have shared an amazing last few years where we were lucky enough to live in London. Wow! What an incredible experience we had, so many memories I am still left to scrap!

I LOVE to scrap, and my favourite parts about scrapping are not only the gorgeous products but also the fantastic online community that I have found since I started scrapping. I have not been on any DT's as such, though I work at my LSS teaching and also on their website, so that has helped me keep up to date in the scrapping world. I have been published in numerous publications and those details can be found at my blog,http://raquelp.blogspot.com/p/published-pages.html

My favourite things to scrap are the things that mean the most to me – those special people in my life who I adore! My boy, my friends and my family feature the most on my pages. I don’t quite have a word to define my style, however, I love coordinating different brands and mixing and creating my own colour combinations - and layering and clustering seems to feature on pretty much all of my pages.


http://raquelp.blogspot.com/

CHANGES AT SUYS

From November SUYS will have some changes to its format!
On the first day of every month we will have a sketch challenge which will be due by the end of that month. Then on the 15th of the month we will have Group 2 challenge which will be due by the 15th day of the next month. This gives you a month to complete each challenge.

The following changes will apply from October:

- All layouts submitted for Showusyourstuff must be original works and not submitted for any other online challenges
- You may only enter one layout per month
- Members of the current Creative Team are not eligible to win monthly prizes
- Your sample must include at least one handmade item -
- All criteria must be covered in order for your layout to be eligible to win
- You may enter both challenge - but only 1 layout in each challenge please

Sunday, October 2, 2011

THANK YOU AND A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!

I would like to thank everyone who is supporting SUYS and trying our challenges.
Make sure you check back in the next few days for some very special announcements!!

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS SEPT GROUP 2 WINNER

The winner of the voucher for Charms Creations October sale .....









is .....


LINDA E - congrats Linda!! Could you please email me for your code for Charms Creations october sale!!

WINNERS FROM SEPTEMBER GROUP 1

The winner of the goodie pack from


for Group 1 sketch is........................AMANDA TAYLORCongratulations Amanda, could you please email your address to me so that your goody pack can be sent from Susan and Wendy.

Again we thank A Lil Somethin for their September sponsorship !

Saturday, October 1, 2011

CRAFT QUEEN TURNS 5yrs

It is Craft Queen's 5th birthday celebrations now and all orders have 5% off and orders over $50 get 5 metres of ribbon free !!
So why not go over and take advantage of this fabulous offer!!

HERE IS CHARM'S LAYOUT WOW



This gorgeous BUBBA has just turned 2 years !

Gorgeous layout Charm

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE TRY THIS

The winner of the wonderful $50 worth of ribbon from the fabulous Craft Queen .....

This winner was randomly drawn .........


THE WINNER IS LAUREN T!!!!!!!

Congratulations Lauren, could you please email me for your winning code for Craft Queen!!

HOPE YOU WILL ALL GIVE THE TRY THIS TECHNIQUE A GO

Eveyone who incorporates the TRY THIS technique into their pages goes into a random draw for some brilliant prizes, this is addition to the prizes for Group 1 and Group 2 challenges. So what have you go to lose? This month is a mixed pack of scrumptious goodies donated by me.

INTRODUCING ONE OF OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS FOR OCTOBER







Handmade By Suzanne stocks all your favourite scrapbooking and crafting brands at reasonable prices. New stock is arriving weekly and we recognise that customers are seeking the latest and greatest which is where a lot of our time is spent researching to keep up with it all. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter or Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest product arrivals.

We offer customer service beyond your expectations with a policy of “customers for life”. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of payment received and in most cases the same day. We also understand being Perth based may be a disadvantage but it means we can keep our prices low and we work extra hard to ensure we are your store of preference.

Free postage on orders over $50 (Australian Addresses Only) and a flat rate of $5.00 postage on all other orders. Small orders are welcome and we only charge what it costs us to send. E-mail for a quote otherwise we will offer to refund where the postage will be less. All orders are sent with tracking at no extra cost so you have peace of mind.

Www.handmadebysuzanne.com.au


Thanks Suzanne, the prize from Suzanne is a $20 store voucher plus postage!!
Make sure you go and check out Suzanne's store - her goodies are fabulous!

Friday, September 30, 2011

GROUP 1 SKETCH FOR OCTOBER WOW

Here is Sara's fabulous sketch for our Group 1 challenge!!



Here is Sara's fantastic sample what gorgeous work!



Here is my take on the sketch - I turned it around !!

exciting announcement !!

I am so pleased to announce.....





The return of one very talented lovely lady.......


To SUYS!!


Please welcome back



EBONY VAN DER STARRE

Hi,
My name is Ebony van der Starre and I am excited to be "back" on this awesome team!
I live in Warrnambool Victoria with my hubby Steve and our two kiddies, Will and Maya.
I have been scrapping now for over 9 years and i love how many friendships I have made while doing this craft!
If I had to describe my style it would have to be ecclectic grunge.I love bright colors, mist and paint and my latest addiction is circles!!!!!
I look forward to creating for Show Us your Stuff!

Try This Technique for October

This is so exciting ladies!
The Queen of Mixed Media, Christy Tomlinson, has kindly allowed us to feature one of her brilliant ideas in this month's TRY THIS challenge!

YARN PLAY
Your challenge is to create using yarn/wool!
Incorporate the technique on your entries for October and you will be in the running to win an awesome prize. 
Christy shows how it's done............


 
Christy - you rock!
How great do these look?
Check out more of Christy's examples here.

Can't wait to "see your stuff" girls!

Penny xxx

Thursday, September 29, 2011

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT LONG FOR.... ONE ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi lovely supporters of SUYS - I have some very exciting news to share on October 1st!!
then more exciting news to share a little later
Don't forget to keep checking back

xxx
Hugs
marellex

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

STAY TUNED FOR EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

There will be lots happening around the site, so don't forget to keep checking in for more inspiration!!
Some very exciting announcements happening during October!!!

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER TALENTED TEAM MEMBER

Just to let you all know that due to Gilly now working full time, she has decided to resign from the team. Thanks so much Gilly for all your inspiration and support we wish you well.

Monday, September 26, 2011

JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

Hi everyone, just a quick note to thank you all for your support of SUYS!
I am thrilled to see some new faces trying the challenges and once again a huge thank you to our sponsors for their generosity!
Hugs
Marelle

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Announcement

Another DT announcement I am very sad to advise that Krissy Christie has decided to stand down from the DT. Krissy has become extremely busy with her own business. We will miss you and your fabulous work Krissy. Thanks for all the great inspirationxxxxxx

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HEY LOOK AT THIS FAB SALE THURS 22ND BE THERE OR BE SQUARE


One of our lovely sponsors A Lil Somethin is having a new release sale this THursday!! Such gorgeous hand made goodies from 2 talented sisters!!!

go and have a lookie!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

MR LINKY IS UP FOR SEPT 15TH LAYOUTS WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

Great prizes to be won - you have to be "in it to win it"Mr Linky is up waiting for your layouts so come on !!
Remember the TRY THIS technique gives you the opportunity to win $50 worth of gorgeous ribbons from CRAFT QUEEN!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SEPTEMBER 15TH GROUP 2 REVEAL..

The challenge for 15th September is : Multi Photos, Stripes and of course hand made embellies!!

Here is Penny's September layout, she has included the TRY THIS technique - gorgeous flowers! Don't forget to include them in your entry for the chance to win an extra prize!


Close up of the flowers!


Here is Leanne's layout - and I have added a close up of the pinwheel by Rainbow Splendour.




Finally here is my layout I have made embellies from pink muslin and buttons and I also used one of Charms Creations lollipops stuck to a hot pink crocheted flower!




Thanks for your support, it is great to see some new faces trying our challenges!

LOOK ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP TO GO FABB DONT MISS THIS GREAT SALE

Charm's fab creations do not last long so make sure you attend this sale!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OH JUST LOOK AT CHARM'S SAMPLE FOR SEPT SKETCH

Oh look at this - here is Charm's sample for Group 1 Sept sketch
loving the blue and the wonerful embellishments from her store Charm's Creations!!


Friday, September 2, 2011

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS FOR AUGUST!

Now to some more winners from August!
Congrats to Kel for winning the Group 1 August Kel wins the voucher from Bibbys! Kel, please contact me for the voucher code to collect your prize!!

Now the winner of our Group 2 challenge is Leonie Neal-Dawson congrats Leonie you have won a voucher to the value of $20.00 with Scrapwithfriends!
Could you please contact me for the voucher code.

We have 2 more prizes from the fantastic people at Paper Inklings!

The first prize pack (summer pack) goes to : Crece
The second prize pack (boys pack) goes to: Georgia H

Could you please advise me of your postal addresses and I will mail out the prizes on Monday CONGRATS!!

OK ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE TRY THIS CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST

I am pleased to announce the winner of the TRY THIS challenge August is Amanda!!Penny's children conducted a random draw !! (thanks kids)

Congratulations Amanda, could you please email me your address so I can mail the Paper Inklings rub ons prize to you!(my email is magic88@bigpond.net.au)

Don't forget you have to be "in it to win it" - Amanda used the paper bead technique on both her Aug Group 1 and Group 2 layouts!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

HI AND SOME SUYS NEWS

Hello and Happy Spring!

It is Marelle here, I have been looking after the site while Kerry has been unwell.
Kerry has decided to step down from running the site due to family commitments and health issues. From September 1st I have taken on the task of looking after the site permanently. So, I would like to thank Kerry for all her hard work getting the site up and running, and I promise that I will look after SUYS very well!
There have been a few changes here at SUYS and I would like to let you all know about these.

Firstly Crystal Bowman-Goulding has resigned from her DT spot, thank you so much lovely lady for all your inspiration and we wish you well in your future endeavours.

Secondly, Samantha Hauzer has also resigned from her DT spot to concentrate on her embellishment business Purple Pumpkin. Thanks so much Sam for your inspiration and commitment to SUYS.

I would like to thank all the DT for their ongoing commitment support and inspiration to SUYS, such a fantastic group of talented ladies..


Until my next post,
Happy Spring!!

Marellexx

HELLOOO SPRING !! 1ST OF SEPTEMBER WOW

Hello everyone
It is hard to believe that it is the first day of Spring 2011!! Down my way the Canola is out already -normally October is the month for Canola on the coast in Victoria!

We have some fantastic sponsors for you this month :

First we welcome Charms Creations if you haven't seen Charm's fantastic hand made embellies take a look hereCharm has generously donated a $20 voucher to spend at her October sale.


Thank you so much Charm! If you have not seen Charm's gorgeous embellishments take a look they are so funky and bright and just fantastic!!

Next we have the fantastic A Lil Somethin'


A Lil' About Us

We are 2 scrapping sisters who love to make and use hand crafted embellishments on our layouts. We both have boys, and have noticed a severe lack of BOY SPECIFIC embellishments available for purchase, so have decided that we might try to fill the void with our hand crafted unique embellishments.

The majority of our products are made using re-purposed materials and a lot of love. We have limited edition sales on a regular basis… so make sure you pop over to our facebook page and “like” us to get the latest updates on when and what they are.

We are thrilled to be sponsoring Show Us Your Stuff and look forward to seeing the gorgeous layouts you all create.
Thank you Wendy and Susan for donating a lovely pack of your fabulous goodies for September!

Also we have a fabulous $50 pack of ribbons from Craft Queen

Have you seen the fantastic range of ribbons and buttons Craft Queen has in stock - just perfect for all those hand made embellishments!
Thanks to all our September sponsors for their generosity.
Don't forget to visit their stores to keep up with their sales and new products.

Now for the September Group 1 sketch - here it is:

Thank you Sara for the sketch - you will agree with me Sara's sketches are the best!!



Here is Sara's sample just love it what a fab boy page



Here is Sam's sample ooh another gorgeous layout