the Australian scrapbooking challenge blog devoted to all things HANDMADE

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December #1 Challenge.

Hi and welcome to our first challenge. We have a sketch today from the lovely michelle fowler, with the theme of flowers.

"Big flowers, small flowers, bright flowers, lots of flowers or one or two. We want to see what flowers you love."

*Dont forget you need to include a handmade item made by yourself or someone else.

And here is our inspiration from the design team

Kim Jeffress

Krissy Christie

Nadia Cannizo

Sam Hauzer

Kerry Snell.

You have till midnight on 31st december to get you entries in. There will be a design team pick for each challenge and a random draw as well. So everyone has a chance to win!!! So what are you waiting for, get scrapping!!!
Im attempting to put mr linky on here tonight. Lets hope i can pull it off....LOL

So here are our sponsors for the december challenges. Make sure you support them and go and check them out.

First up is a $10.00 Voucher to pretty petals.

Pretty Petals is an Etsy store creating unique handcrafted flowers and embellishments for scrapbooking, cardmaking, sewing or whatever you can imagine! In December, Pretty Petals is offering all Show Us Your Stuff followers a 10% discount on all orders, check out our blog for more details...

Next up is a gorgeous prize from ebonys mum!!! I have here a packet of crotchet flowers that has over 50 different sized flowers!!! Boy i wish i could win this one!!

And lastly janelle has made up a packet of buttons, that is a mix of christmas buttons and some of her other buttons mixed in!!! Just perfect to scrap your chrissy photos this year.

Hi I'm Janelle from Nellie G. Designs and I design and make buttons for scrapbooking, quilting, cardmaking and any other craft project you like! I'm a SAHM with a passion for all things craft, mainly scrapbooking and sewing. I From get great enjoyment from seeing how people incorporate my designs in their projects. Singles to packs I have an ever growing range and I'm constantly working on something new, even if the design is locked in my head for longer than I like until I can get to it I hope you enjoy my designs and you can check me out at and you can visit my "made it" store from there :0)
Cheers Janellexx
Stay tuned for the first challenge to be revealed tomorrow!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Hi everyone, i thought i better introduce the last member. Me LOL.

Kerry Snell

Hi my name is Kerry Snell and i am married to my wonderful husband chris, and we have 2 gorgeous children, hayden(7) and makayla(4). I live in warrnambool, a coastal town in southwest victoria. I have been scrapping now for 3 years, and has been a feirce addiction since i brought my first piece of paper. I am on the design team at Wicked Princesses and love every minute of it. Its my second home over there!!
I am a challenge junkie and love doing all the challenges around. In fact thats mainly how i scrap, hense why i decided to start up my own challenge site. Ive been totally blown away by all the support and positive comments that i have received. I know there is going to be some awesome talent shown on here, and lots of great prizes to win, so what more could you ask for. I cant wait for the first challenge!!!!

If you want to read more about me find me here


Friday, November 26, 2010


We are just about there girls!!! Today i want to introduce to you a very talented scrapper who looks like a lot of fun to be around. I loved all her colour...

Penny Hackney...

Hi everyone!
I am so happy to be here among this group of talented scrappers, helping to celebrate all that is 'handmade'. I love to search for quirky and unique items to add to my pages and it's exciting to see so many clever people setting up shop and making their creations accessible. My pages are usually cute, playful and rainbow bright - no doubt a reflection of my life which - with 3 little girls and a farm full of animals - is busy, crazy and fun! Can't wait for the challenges to begin.....if you show me your stuff I'll show you mine!

If you want to check out more of pennys work

Only a few more sleeps to go till the first challenge!!!

Have a great day
Kerry xx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Hi everyone, we are getting close to the first challenge now. Just a week to go. I have a couple more talented ladies to introduce to you first though. And today we will meet

Gillian Lester....

My name is Gillian Lester (Gilly), and I have been scrapping for about 6 years now, I live in Penrith in Sydney, with my husband and our daughter Amelia-Jane, whose nickname is Milly, (6) and I must say she is very scrap-abused lol! I started scrapping when Milly was about 6 months old and I have been taking photos and recording her life ever since.
I am very lucky to be a part of the Design Diva’s for Scrapbook Creations, Scrapware and Inspired Blueprints. I also work full time in a Scrapbook store called Fred The Needle in Penrith.
Scrapping to me isn’t just a hobby, It’s how I relax and let all my worries slip away, it’s time to catch up on the week’s events with my two best friends who share in my passion of everything Scrapping, But importantly it’s me time, and we all need that, that little time which makes us who we are.
I share my blog with one of my BFF’s Renee
Thanks Gilly ox

We really couldnt have a handmade blog without gilly on here, her style is just gorgeous, and truley unique.

Have a great day
Kerry xx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Next designer is....

I have just got back from 4 days away in halls gap and had an awesome time. So now onto our next designer......

Kim Jeffress

Hi my name is Kim Jeffress and I live in beautiful sunny Brisbane with my hubby and two little boys. My boys are my main inspiration for my scrapping and I like to scrap the good the bad and the ugly of their day to day lives. This year I have been fortunate enough to be picked on several design teams including Hambly screen prints in the US, Scrapware Australia, Creative Scrappers a sketch site and two on line stores, Handmade by Suzanne and Scrapawhile. My biggest achievement however was being asked to join the Scrapbooking Memories Creative team for 2011. Truley a dream come true. I look forward to joining in the fun here are Show us your stuff.
Kim Jeffress
Kims work is just amazing, she is very talented. If you want to find out more about kim check out her blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Can you guess???

Wow, how much talent are all these ladies. And im about to add more. This talented lady is well known for being such a caring and generous person, but is also known for her fussy cutting and her gorgeous flowers!! Do you know who im talking about??

Krissy Christie

My name is Krissy and I live in Brisbane QLD where I run my own scrapbook shop Wicked Princesses from home :) Ive been scrapping for about 4 years now and love everything about it! I keep telling my husband Al that its cheaper than therapy and way more fun lol! I love to scrap girly layouts with lots of my handmade flowers My Vintage Blossoms but also love grungey boy layouts with lots of distressing and paint :) Im really excited to be on the team at SUYS and cant wait to see all your creations :)

You can read more about krissy at

Well i dont know about all of you but i am getting excited. Thankyou everyone for all your comments and emails, its great to hear from you all. Stay tuned for more!!


Monday, November 15, 2010


Who would like to meet another member?? Its a big day today for this talented person as she is releasing her first kit!!!

Bridgette Hatton

Hi happy scrappers My Name is Bridgette Hatton ,I am a proud SUYS design team girl!! I was honoured when I got a message from Kerry asking me if I would like to join her on the team, of course i will join in on the fun, I love to make my own embellishments and love buying other clever scrappers creations too.
I have two little Ladies in my house who are my daily inspiration and Motivation to scrap, Their names are Mollie (8) and Amelia (5) these girls know mummy has an addiction problem with paper and any other type of scrapping item and I am happily passing it onto to them OOPS!! they love to play around with paper and embellishments and both have been published in SBM too !! how cool is that J
I live in Country NSW with my super understanding Hubby Dan, who now is in a hurry to extend our house, because I crack the whip every weekend and nag for him to make our house bigger so i can have my own room to scrap !! SELFISH MUCH !!LOL Poor guy J
I hope that you can join in on the fun and participate alongside us, it’s going to be great fun, i can’t wait to see everyone’s handmade embellishments.
Bridge xx

I love homemade spin bridge puts on her pages, so i cant wait to see what she does for us all on here. If you want to know more about her or her kits head on over to her blog

I am sending out emails tonight to the rest of the DT spots, so keep an eye out in your inboxes. I just want to say that i was so overwhelmed by all of you that applied. I loved reading each application and checking out your blogs. I had such a hard time deciding that i have decided to put a guest DT spot on for each month. I really wished i could have put you all on but them we would have no one doing the challenges LOL. If you didnt get in please reapply next time!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our next member is...

Let me introduce to you our next member of show us your stuff.........

Samantha Hauzer

Hi, my name is Samantha Hauzer, a scrap obsessed mum of 2 (or 3 if you count Daisy the dog!) I have been scrapping for around 6 years, and love it now more than ever. My favourite things to scrap about would definately be my two cheeky kidlets, Jack, 9 and Emily, 7. I really love to give a handmade look to a lot of my layouts, and love to make my own embellishments. In fact, I love making embellishments so much that I decided to open Purple Pumpkin a few months ago. I'm really looking forward to lots of fun challenges at Show us Your Stuff, and can't wait to everyone using their handmade goodies on their layouts.

Im so excited that samantha is joining us over here. Her work is truly gorgeous and she makes some amazing things. I love her handmade paper flowers that she adds to her work. You can find out more about samantha at

See you in a couple of more days with another member..

Kerry xx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our next member is....

This is so exciting, are you ready to meet another inpiring member???? Well let me introduce

Ebony Van Der Starre

Hi my name is Ebony van der Starre and am excited to be apart of this awesome new blog!
I have been scrapping for over 8 years now and havent put the paper and scissors away yet!!!
I am married to a wonderful man, Steve and we have two mostly gorgeous children Will who is 7 and Maya is almost 4.
I dont know how to describe my scrappy style except that I love to add various layers and textures to my pages and use bright colors!!! I look forward to testing my handmade skills!!!

If you would like to find out more about eb check out her blog

I love ebs bright and funky pages and love all the little bits of detail she puts in. I cant wait to see what she comes up with!!!

Stay tuned to meet another member soon...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Who would like to start meeting some of our design team???? I know i am bursting to tell you all. So i thought every couple of days i will pop up a team member or two, to show you what great inspiration we have coming your way.....

I am waiting to the 16th to let all the applicants know who got the last couple of spots so dont worry i havent sent out all the acceptances yet.

So the first team member is


"Hi my names Leanne and i'm addicted to scrapping.. Seriously... I am a single mum of a super
funny 4yr old DS and an adorable 2 1/2 yr old DD... so i am super lucky... i love everything
about scrapping and i especially LOVE being able to be inspired by others fantastic little creations.
I love how our art allows us to express ourselves as well as keeping the memories alive.
I look forward to working as part of the Dt here at Show Us Your STuff..
SUgar BAby."

You can find out more about leanne on her blog

I so love leannes style. I love the way she mixes things up. She does really gorgeous work and cant wait to see what she has in store for us!!!!

Stay tuned and we will be meeting another fabulous scrapper in a couple of days.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Favourite handmade stores!!!

I was just wanting to know where is your favourite place to buy homemade embellies?? And what is it you usually buy?? Flowers, buttons, pins, trims??