Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Introducing Leanne Triggs

Hi Everyone, I'm Leanne and I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Scrap the Boys Creative Team. I live in the gorgeous Hunter region of NSW with my partner of nearly 2 years and adorable son, Riley who is 7 and the main subject of my scrapping. I have always created in some medium, but scrapbooking also provides a method of recording and preserving our story, something that is really important to me given that Riley is an only child.
I stumbled across scrapbooking following the end of my marriage and it became my theraputic vehicle, now I just love it!! I find it difficult to define my style as it is constantly evolving, and love trying out new techniques and different formats to challenge myself for an alternative look to my pages. Others, however, have described it as "rustic". I love patterned paper and embellishment clusters and most layouts feature layered paper.
I look forward to commencing this journey.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Introducing Peta MacBeth

Hi I'm Peta, I live in the beautiful Hunter Valley NSW. I'm married to Jason, & we have 4 gorgeous kids - 2 Boys, 2 girls. [10,7,3,& 9mths]
I have been scrapping for 5 years now, since baby #2 was 2yrs old.
My creative passion started with photography, which I have been doing now for over 10yrs - and as our 1st son is VERY photogenic I love the fact that my scrapping enhances all the photos I have of him, and my other children too.
My scrapping is not only my addiction but my life - my business - my down time - my relaxation.
I love that scrapbooking challenges me, actually I love everything about it, and everything it gives me in return. I have made so many wonderful friends through scrapbooking and have enjoyed so many special retreats and fun times. I love the fact that my "obsessive" hobby includes my family & friends, especially my mum & my best friend.
I am extremely obsessed with creating boy LOs so I am very excited about being a part of the Creative Team and cant wait to enjoy the challenge this brings me.

Introducing Kerryn Fry

Hi there! My name is Kerryn, I live in Adelaide with my partner and best friend, Shane and our super handsome four year old son, Harrison. I have to work part time, (against my will) in administration to fund my serious addiction to this amazing craft. My Mother is partly to blame for this problem, unfortunately we are as bad as each other. The first few years were spent doing memory albums for our little angel in heaven, a very important part of my scrapping evolution.
I joined my first forum in 2007 and began scrapping pages for Harrison and myself, I haven't looked back since. The motto I scrap by ‘think outside the square’, it is both challenging and rewarding each and every time. My work has blossomed over the past 12 months and I look forward to seeing it continue. I am so excited to join the team here at Scrap the Boys and look forward to this new beginning.

Introducing Hannah Blair

I live in Auckland, NZ and I have been scrapbooking for about 4 years. My boys Ethan (age 6) and Tyler (age 4) are the inspiration for most of my work and feature in the majority of my layouts.
I'm currently on a couple of Design Teams and have had my work published in all the major NZ & Australian scrapbooking magazines. I'm very excited to be part of the Scrap The Boys team!

Introducing Sharon Suchoronczak

My name is Sharon Suchoronczak and I live in Murgon, about 3 hrs NW of Brisbane, Queensland. I am married and have a daughter and 3 sons, and now two grandchildren.
I have been scrapping for 6 years and I am extremely excited about being on the CT for Scrap the Boys. Having 3 grown up boys and a grandson will give me lots of inspiration to share with you over the next few months.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Creative Team Announcement

Firstly I would like to thank everyone whom applied ...we had an overwhelming response to the CT call...it is so heart warming to see the response we have had to the rebirth of Scrap the Boys...all the work was fabulous and I would have love to have had you all on the team so thank you to those ladies who applied. Please ensure you take part in the challenges as we have some fabulous sponsors offering great prizes...

So without out further delay I would like to congratulate the following ladies (in no particular order) on making the creative team for the next 6 months...

Peta McBeth

Tammy Milborn

Kell Lusted
Leanne Triggs

Sharon Suchoronczak

Hannah Blair

Wendy Smith

Kerryn Fry

Emma Allen

and myself , Susan Longman

Monday, 1 December 2008


Yes you heard it here first Scrap the Boys is Back and all new…Scrap the Boys inspiration Blog is changing hands and changing format…

I’d like to thank Sharon Thompson for passing the blog over to me and I hope that everyone likes the directions it is about to take.

So what does this mean….we are looking for SPONSORS…so if you are an online store looking for a promotion opportunity please contact Susan Longman on susan.longman@bigpond.com....

And I need a talented CT…if you are interested in being on the "scrap the boys" creative team please email me the following by 18th December…

1. Your Name
2. Your Location
3. Your Blog Address
4. Your online gallery addresses
5. Any Design teams you are currently serving on (this does not effect my decision)
6. A paragraph about yourself
7. 2 of your favourite boy layouts

Please email me with your application to susan.longman@bigpond.com . Creative team will be contacted by the 21st of December giving you a week to create your layout for the first challenge on the 1st of January 2009.

So to sum up "Scrap the Boys" will be a challenge blog with sponsors and have a talented creative team to get all you scrappers with boys inspired to work outside of your normal "boy" format. I hope to have the first challenge up on January 1st. If you want to sponsor the blog or apply for the creative team please email me by the 18th of December. Also pop scrap the boys on your blog feeds as it is going to be huge there are a few other exciting things planned too.

New Look Coming soon too!!!