Saturday, September 4, 2010
Jess has recently joined Challenge Heaven and has blown me away with her amazing doodling, masking tape application and funky layouts!! I couldn't help but ask her to be our guest designer. I love how different her layouts are to what are commonly shown in scrapbooking magazines and on most design teams.
Here is a little about Jess and her wonderful layout for the September Sketch Challenge.
I’m a sahm to my gorgeous son Elijah who’s 2 and I’m married to my wonderful hubby Tavis. We have two mischievous dogs Charlie (golden retriever) and Ruby (Labrador).
We live in a mining town in WA called Port Hedland where I spend my spare time scrapping, reading, chilling with the family and listening to tunes.
I have no idea what I’d call my style.....messy, funky, fun.....I love trying new things....even if it ends up in the bin the process is always fun!
No page escapes my black sharpie pen, I love masking tape and I can’t live without my distressing tool and my tim holtz black ink. I also adore finding awesome handmade embellishments online...there are sooooo many talented crafty gals out there.
I find inspiration anywhere and Everywhere!! Mags, blogs, websites, children’s books......there is inspiration all around us : )
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Stamp Spot – bringing international stamp companies to Australia
The Stamp Spot is an online store based in the Perth hills. While the store mostly stocks rubber and acrylic stamps and stamping products, we have an ever growing line of scrapbooking papers and products.
Owned by Marcia Pringle, the store started in July 2009 hoping to bring to Australian customers the many and varied stamps that are available from overseas. With the growth of blogging, so many stampers here were able to experience the wow factor of other companies stamps, many not available here or the cost on currency conversion made them expensive. We’ve been successful in bringing to Australia My Favorite Things, The Greeting Farm, Stampavie, Unity Stamps and more.
In addition to these wonderful products, I have a taste for most things Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass and October Afternoon – these are just some of the manufacturers products you will find instore. There may not be a massive range in store, but they are very competitively priced. We offer a flat postage cost of $6.95 (free post on orders over $75.00) – small orders will be refunded the difference in postage costs; it’s all about getting the products to you at a low cost.
For those in Perth – please feel free to contact The Stamp Spot to arrange a shopping date by appointment. There is a ‘shop’ as such, and any given week can see quite a few customers pop past for a look and a buy.
Contact Us by email at email@example.com or to make an appointment please call Marcia on 0428 94 54 54
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
If you have been inspired by one of our challenges and are sharing your work online or in stores we ask that you credit - Challenge Heaven with a link back to the site.
PLEASE NOTE: Layouts must be created for these challenges only and not to be used for any other online challenges/challenge blogs.
Word Challenge - Use the word Heart in your title.
Criteria: Use 2 types of alphas in your title
Themed Challenge – All about you
Criteria: Use Lace or Ribbon
Sketch Challenge - Use this awesome multi photo Inspired Blueprints sketch as your inspiration.
Criteria: Use pearls
Number Challenge – 1 photo, 2 pieces of ribbon, 3 patterned papers, 4 word title
Colour Challenge – Purple and Teal
Criteria: Use a scalloped edge
Ebony and Ivory Challenge – Black AND White with Grey
Criteria: Use a boy photo
- As you complete a challenge add your name to the Completed Challenges List in the forum. Your name must be on these lists be considered for a randomly drawn prize at the end of the month.
- Your layouts must be created for these challenges only and not to be used for other challenges.
- If you're uploading to you blog or online gallery please credit Challenge Heaven with a link back to the site.