Sunday 31 May 2009


Due to internet issues, Susan is unfortunately not able to load the last of the entries for May at the moment. She hopes to have everything sorted out soon. Please keep checking as they will be loaded one way or another.

There may also be a delay in the posting of the new Challenge in June. Apologies all round.

Cheers Wendy Smith

Saturday 23 May 2009

More superb layouts

Natalie King - time to shine
Kim Jeffress - growing too fast
Anne Patterson - Time?
Erika Quinn - Oh my you have grown
Shelly Williams - I have enjoyed watching you grow
Tanja Westwood - time for cake
Beverley Cunningham -
Amy Oxford - where has the time gone little man??
Hayley Turner - only a matter of time
Peg Hewitt - ...Grow...

Monday 18 May 2009

Swappers Information

Unfortunately I havent received confirmation emails from a few people who posted interest in the sign up thread.

For those of you who have emailed me, we are making 9 swap items. Please send them onto me by the end of May!


Sunday 17 May 2009

fantastic layouts

Lauren Bell - who gave you permission to grow up?
Tara Orr - sometimes I forget ...

Saturday 16 May 2009

Attention Swappers: Black, Red and Cream

Sign up for the


SWAP is now closed.

Please email me (Wendy) if you have signed up so I can let you know my address and how many make.

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Fabulous new entries

Sandie Mallon - summer time
Charmane Koch - time flies
Cheryl Brooks - moments in time
Joanne Caird - the cogs of time r turning to fast
Frances Sylvia - time for spring
Melissa Ferguson - the time of your life

Entries to date

Michelle Matyi - watching you grow
Taj White - Where did the time go?
Lisa Kamphuis - you 3 GROW so FAST Andrea Ford - you teach me to make time Leanne (late CT reveal) - GROWING like a weed Kate Middleton - time after time Laraine McIntosh - How you have grown

Monday 11 May 2009

Swap Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the sign ups for the swap are closing in a few days (14th May).

So if you want to be involved in the Black, Red and Cream swap SIGN UP in the Swap Post a few posts down and Email me (Wendy) . For those who have emailed Susan that is fine...She has passed them on to me!

Sunday 10 May 2009


And the winners for the April Challenge are:
First Prize (decided by creative team vote)$20 Voucher to spend at Scrap-a-while
Hayley Turner - Chocolate Mess

Second Prize (decided by public poll)$20 voucher to spend at Hybrid Designs
Krissy Christie - it wasn't me

Third Prize (decided by random draw)$20 voucher to spend at Mystical Scrapbooks
Peg Hewitt - Way Cool!

Along with a random draw prize of a gorgeous pack of boy ribbons and charms from my2angels
Shelley Williams - caution attitude

Whats up for grabs this month?

We have 4 fabulous prizes up for grabs in June...

First Prize (decided by creative team vote)$30 Voucher to spend at Wicked Princesses Kits

Second Prize (decided by public poll)$15 Voucher to spend at Love Scrappin'

Third Prize$15 Voucher to spend at Scrapbooking from Scratch

The random draw prize is a gorgeous pack from Tracy at my2angels

Come and play with me this weekend

Tuesday 5 May 2009

Scrapping her Boys

This months featured scrapper is Kerryn Lawson ...our scrap the boys winner from Marchs challenge...

Hi, I'm Kerryn and I'm a SAHM to two chicks. A DD who is almost 6 and into her 3rd term of school and my DS almost 4 and the subject of my winning layout.

In a previous life I was an Office Manager, but since having our first child, I have been fortunate to be able to stay at home with the kids. We do Playgroup and Kindergyms and now kindy and school and it has been great to be able to do these things with the kids.

Now that DD is at school I have started becoming involved in her classroom and in the school library. It's only a few hours out of my week but it is great being involved and gaining some new skills (as well as getting me away from the computer and scrap desk for a while LOL).

I was introduced to scrapbooking by my hubby (silly fella). He got me a scrapbooking kit for my birthday, not long after our first family holiday - with the intention being to create a keepsake of that holiday. What hubby managed to do though was introduce me to the fantastic world of scrapping. The products, the forums, the friends - I cannot imagine my life without it now.

I have been incredibly lucky since I took up scrapbooking about 18 months ago. I have had many wonderful Design Team positions over this time, which are now mostly coming to the end of their terms (more time for challenges!!!). I am a bit of a challengaholic so I do try to squeeze in as many challenges as I can each month, but this was the first time I've enter Scrap the Boys (I think.....) and I'm totally blown away that I've won. I love the inspiration provided by the challenges, they quite often get you trying something different which I love.

Thank you so much to Susan and the team, I certainly look forward to playing along again.

Monday 4 May 2009

Joining the Scrap the Boys Team

Hi, my name is Aphra Bolyer , proud scrapper of two active boys--Jonathan (8) and Ethan (2). When I'm not chasing my toddler down off the tallest furniture in the house or chauffering the eight-year-old back and forth to the ball park, I'm in my scrapbook room. Since my husband works in the Alaskan tundra for three weeks at a time, I have a little free time on my hands.

Right now, my scrapbook style is bright, linear, and balanced with a touch of quirk. But, my style changes often, depending on my pictures and what scrapping supplies I've just bought.

I am very excited to be designing for Scrap the Boys! Each challenge presents a new opportunity to push the limits of my creativity and to be inspired by all the talented ladies who contribute and play along.

Aphra resides in Louisiana and is Scrap the Boys first International DT for this term...I would like to extend a warm welcome to her on behalf of the team and look forward to seeing her beautiful work every month during the CT reveal.
Here is Aphra's take on this months challenge:

Sunday 3 May 2009


This month we are going to have a colour combo swap

You can make anything you like, as long as it fits to that specified colour combination

What do you need to do to take part?
Sign up in the comment section of this post, then
email me for confirmation of your spot in the swap and my postal address.

How long until sign up closes?Sign up will be open until the 14th of this month...(this will be a fairly quick turn around swap) and then I will email everyone who is interested with the number of items you will be required to produce.

How long until the items need mailing?You will need to have your Embellishments made and in the post to me by the 21st May ...I will then return post them on the 30th May you should receive them in the first week of June all going well.

Fairly simple really...there are a couple of specifications so I will list those here:
Please ensure the following:
1. you keep to the time frames specified
2. your swaps are not too large no bigger than 2.5" x 2.5"(for postage reasons)
3. you include a stamped self address envelope with your swaps
4. you have fun and be creative...

Swap are so much fun and very addictive so why not join in. I will be posting a sneaks of what you can expect in your envelope at the end of the month.

Saturday 2 May 2009

May Challenge

Measuring Up!!!
On this months layouts I would like you to think about your boys and how fast they grow…

With that in mind you have 2 optional words that need to appear in your title…
Grow (eg. You have grown up so fast)
Time (eg. Where has the time gone?)

Additional criteria:
Embellishments that measure …eg. Clocks, measuring tapes, rulers, grids, calendars, date stamps …or whatever else you can think of that measures…

Creative Team Reveal:
Emma Allen - watching you GROWHannah Blair - GROWN
Kell Lusted - watching you GROW upKerryn Fry - Time FliesPeta MacBeth - why must they GROW up Sharon Suchoronczak - you have GROWN so fast where has the TIME gone Wendy Smith - You are GROWING up Susan Longman - TIME goes so fast
Tammy Milborn - you GROW so fast

last minute entries

Marilyn Peter - make a splash sea
Tamara - #1 son
Rebecca Barbierato - surfs up