Tuesday 30 December 2014


Morning, today is a sad day with Scrap the Boys.....

As you have seen over the last couple of days we have been sharing with you our new team.... but with hellos, there are good byes and we would would love to take this time to thank our past design team members, Sarah Groen, Lisa Griffin, Anne- Marie Cox, Anita Rodway and especially Wendy Smith.

As you would know Wendy has been running Scrap the Boys for some time now and we have been all inspired by her challenges, work and all that happens behind the scenes. Thank you for giving a space just for boys!!! You will be missed. 

But no doubt we will see all your fabulous work around in the scrapping community.

Tuesday 23 December 2014


Good Morning, here again with the reveal of the rest of the Scrap the Boys design team. 

Rikki Graziani

Hi, my name is Rikki, I am very lucky to be a SAHM ( Tristan 12, Ethan nearly 10 and Amelia  4), we live in Mandurah just South of Perth with my scrap widow Scott. I have been scrapping since I was 16 yrs old, so needless to say it’s been awhile……  but I really got into it when my first son was born.
I love scrapping in all different styles I think that’s what I love about this ‘’hobby’’ you are never bored and you will always have something else to learn.  I am currently very lucky to be on a few different design teams like WW1, Scrap the Girls, Rainbow Splendour, Sketchabilities , Tomorrow’s Memories,and I am very excited about a Guest DT position in the New Year with 13@rts.
I am very excited to be continuing with Scrap the Boys  design team and I cant wait to share with you …

Kerryn Fry

Hi there! My name is Kerryn, I am a country born girl living in the suburbs of Adelaide with my fiancee Shane and son, Harrison. I was originally introduced into scrapbooking by my Mum nearly 10 years ago. 

The first few years it was a simple hobby until 2007 when I joined my first online forum. I haven't looked back since, except now it's definitely classed as an obsession. I am currently creating for Words or Whatever Chipboard and Stuck?! Sketches, but in the past I have created for Bella Blvd, 123 Challenge, Kraft It Up and a few American online stores, I have even had my work displayed at CHA.

 It's a privilege to be back with Scrap The Boys and to be rubbing shoulders with such awesome talent. I am really looking forward to 2015.

Chloe Nielsen

Hello everyone!  I'm from a little country town in Queensland and I am a wife and Mum to 2 gorgeous children: a 8 year old and a 5 year old - who are the stars of my scrapping (of course!).  I began scrapping with my wedding photos nearly 11 years ago (time flies when you are having fun!). 

I am lucky enough to be on some other amazing Design Teams such as Flourish With A Bling, Show Us Your Stuff and Scrapbooking Top 50 AUS.  

I am super excited to be joining the Scrap The Boys DT beside these other fabulous scrappers and am looking forward to my term!

Katie Howard

Hi there! I am a sort of SAHM living in sunny Brisbane with my DH and three sometimes darling children (daughters Niamh almost 16 and Erin almost 14 and son Liam 10). So I am lucky enough to have plenty of scrapping fodder, although as they have grown they let me take less photos so I am sometimes forced to scrap my nephew's and niece's!

I have been scrapping seriously for around 10 years and have been lucky enough to be published and contributed to some design teams for both online sites and a bricks and mortar store. Currently I am designing for White With 1, D-lish Scraps and most recently I have been chosen as a Scrapbooking Memories Creative Team member for 2015.

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of Scrap the Boys team, as this was always one of my go to challenge sites for my own recreational scrapping, and of course being part of this talented bunch!

Nicole McNamara

Hey. Hi. Hello. I am Nicole, a small country town girl living in a city version of a small country town, the Sutherland Shire in Sydney. With my partner fiancĂ© and two kidlets, Chloe 3.4yo and Jayce 1.5yo who are my inspiration and the stars of my scrapping. I began this ‘lil’ hobby the week my daughter was born to document her life. After a break while pregnant with my son, I jumped back on the wagon with extra enthusiasm.

 Being mostly a SAHM, scrapbooking helps me stay sane, by creating something that stays done, unlike life’s other activities/chores. I found it hard to transition from girl layouts to boy pages and used STB to help me get over that, so am extra thrilled to be a part of this amazing DT and hopefully help you add glue to your memories.

Charmane Wimalaratne

Hello! My name is Charmane {aka CHARM} and I live with my partner & 3 gorgeous kids in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia – where I can enjoy the country life {I have koalas & kangaroos regularly visiting!} & the city life, living only 20 minutes away from Adelaide City Centre.

I am a Work-At-Home Mum & I love to MAKE things! Whether it be my first passion of scrapbooking or documenting the everyday with Project Life, or maybe dabbling in a bit of card-making or crafting with my kids – I love to MAKE stuff! I also enjoy making my own handmade embellishments & another passion is baking & cooking – I LOVE FOOD! {and so does my family of course!} As you can tell I’m all about MAKING stuff!

I hope to inspire you with my different ideas and style, helping you to be creative in your own unique way!





Sue Plumb

I am a SAHM of 3 (daughter Brielle, 6; and twin sons Hunter & Kaden, 2) and we live in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Qld.

I have been scrapping for about 6 years, having begun shortly after my daughter was born. After the (very premature) birth of my twins and our extended stay in hospital, I had to take a break from scrapping (which lasted for almost 18 months!) and now I find my biggest challenge is finding time with two rowdy toddlers underfoot!

I am so happy Marelle asked me back on the STB team again this term with this fabulous group of ladies, and I look forward to sharing my work with you. 

Heike Augenblick

My name is HeikeI am married to the love of my life. He helps and supports me in everything I do, including my scrapbooking. I am a fulltime mom of four fantastic, beautiful, lovely kids. I live in The Netherlands. 

I love the moments in my little studio.

Art work is my soul and my conversation over my life. I try to transfer that in my own piece of art work. 

I like to mixture different styles. I improvise and put several types of expressions in my projects.

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Scrap The Boys design team and to work with such AMAZING ladies. I look forward to sharing my Scrap The Boys creations with you.

Monday 22 December 2014


Good Morning, today we start the reveal process with our new Scrap the Boys design team.....

Marelle Jackman

My name is Marelle, I live In a small town outside Geelong, Victoria with my Husband, two Daughters Mia (14) Ella (12) and a Cavoodle called Jett! I have been scrapbooking for around 12 years, my scrapping has evolved into mixed media - I love to use paint, mediums, and lots of colour! 

I usually scrap my Daughters, I am excited to be pushed out of my comfort zone to scrap boy layouts.

Ebony van der Starre 

Hi, My name is Ebony and I live in Warrnambool Victoria with my hubby and two children. I am a kindergarten assistant and this year have also been working with children with additional needs. I have been scrapping for 12 years now!

Wow where did those years go!?? I love to use bright colours and create my own artsy backgrounds. I always use my sewing machine and stamps .

Crece Thomas

Hello there, My name is Crece and I live in Ipswich, Queensland with DT (hubby) and my to special boys (Andy 12 & Fletcher 10). I first discovered scrapbooking back in 2008 and I havent looked back.

As well as Scrapping I enjoy card making and Off the Page projects. Im thrilled to be able to continue on the Scrap the Boys design team and cant wait to share with you my creations, and cant wait to see what you come up with for the challenges.

Chantelle Huizenga

Hello - I'm a wife and mum - we have four fabulous boys who keep us busy and entertained.  They are my source of inspiration and will often grace my scrapbook pages.  I'm a crafter who loves to include some sort of craft into my daily schedule.  I enjoy scrapbooking, project life, mixed media, crocheting and more recently, weaving.  I love them all; you will often find me sharing my projects on Instagram.

I live in a beautiful seaside town in the South-West of Western Australia. 

I'm delighted to be joining the Design Team for Scrap the Boys and can't wait to share my inspiration each month.  I love the scrapbooking community and the amazing, talented people that I meet.

instagram: @madebychantelle

Amy Little

Bio - I'm a fabulous, hardworking, all playing, scrapbook loving, mummy, and future wife. Ive been scrapping on and off for a good ten years, my friend and ex boss Lauren Hender 'A Little Piece of Me' dragged me into it. YES I SAID drag. 

In that time I've had two baby boys and felt ESCTASTIC when I finally found the Scrap the Boys blog FINALLY somewhere with like minded gorgeous people who share my love for boy scrapping. So in between working a full time job, raising two rascals, creating everyday has SAVED my life, and my sanity. Im so grateful to be asked to DT for you all and you are inspired as much as I am every month from this handsome blog.

Sarah Hemmings

Hi, my name is Sarah Hemmings and I live on a farm outside of Dalby, a few hours west of Brisbane. I am married to Tony and have two very active boys, Mitchell (11) and Lachlan (8).
My scrapbook albums are full of layouts about the boys’ life on the farm as well as their busy sporting life with many of my pages focusing on their swimming and soccer pursuits. By day I am a high school teacher but I always try to spend part of my nights involved in something scrapping related – from chatting with friends on line, visiting blogs or even playing with pretty paper.
I have had layouts published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine, Scrapbook Creations and Creating Keepsakes. Scrapbooking is my stress release from what is a very busy and hectic life
Agnus Kasprzak

Hi my name is Agnus and I live in the Penrith area of Sydney. I'm a 38 yr old mumma of 3 gorgeous boys aged 4, 12 and almost 18 and have been scrapping all the little details of our lives for the past 10 years.

 I have a clean layered style with a focus on photos and love to make my own embellies and am super happy to be back on the Scrap the Boys team.

Sunday 21 December 2014

January - July 2015 Design Team Reveal

Good Morning, today is reveal day for the new term of Scrap the Boys..... stay tuned over the next couple of days to get to know our new team.

Marelle Jackman

Ebony van de Starre

Chantelle Huizenga

Crece Thomas

Agnus Kasprzak

Sarah Hemmings

Amy Little

Rikki Graziani

Charm Koch

Chloe Nielsen

Kerryn Fry

Katie Howard

Nicole McNamara

Sue Plumb

Heikes Augenblick

Saturday 13 December 2014


Hi everyone,

Our November winners are as follows:  Please send me an email with your details : marellejackman@gmail.com!

First Prize goes to: Donna O'Connell

Donna you have won:

 Second Prize goes to: Rachael D

Rachael you have won:

Third Prize goest to : Nicole McNamara

Nicole you have won:

International Guest DT for next month goes to:  Heike!

Thank you all so much for your support and the generosity of our Sponsors - without their support we would not be able to provide this great Challenge Blog !  So please visit their stores and go shopping - I am sure you will find some goodies for your crafting!

Marelle and the Team