Saturday, November 29, 2008

Calling for Designers

We are looking for talented Scrappers to be part of our inspirational group for a period of 6 months starting Jan 09 to Jun 09.

You will be receiving the following

- Recognition and Exposure

- All alterable items for the Challenges (when there are giveaways).

- A RAK as a token of appreciation from Artz de Scrap

- Discounts at Artz de Scrap's associates's esteemed online stores.

In turn, you are required to

- Submit all your monthly submissions due on time and submit all the mid-month tutorials.

- Host 1 tutorial in a pre-determined month within your term.

- You will also have to post all sneaks and your takes on the challenges on your respective blogs and to promote Artz de Scrap.

If so, THIS is what you need to do:
Just email us your best three samples of your altered work (No LOs), your name, your address and your blog URL to by the 25th of Dec 08.
**Note: All altered work submitted MUST not be from any of Artz's previous challenges!**

The 2 chosen designers will be contacted BY December 26th and will be revealed on the blog on January 1st 2009!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Submissions for Challenge #12

These are the submissions from our lovely participants

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nov - Dec 08 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for November 08 is


I am a scrapper from The Philippines, a wife to a wonderful and supportive husband named Bryan, and a mother to a beautiful and sweet little girl named Nicole Breanna. I started scrapbooking in 2005 after trying to organize my baby’s photos but have been left unsatisfied with ordinary photo albums. I like to give my pages dimension with lots of detail. I rarely plan my pages – I let a photo or a patterned paper inspire me and I take it from there.

Aside from being an avid scrapbooker who dreams and obsesses about patterned papers and page ideas all day, I am also a pianist and a partner in an events management company. I’m also a very active person who frequents the gym, and joins 10k marathon runs whenever I can.

I am fortunate to be currently designing for Prima Marketing, Webster’s Pages, October Afternoon, Badgirlskits, and Scrap-n-Crop. I have also been named as one of the 2008 Memory Makers Magazine Masters. I am fortunate to have some of my layouts published in Memory Makers Magazine, Scrapbook Trends Magazine, Sommerset Memories, Scrapbook and Cards, Scrapbook Dimensions, and Scrapbook Memories. I am thankful for the blessings which have come my way as an artist and will continue to be thankful for the happiness and fulfillment that I get from this craft.

Days to Remember Tutorial

Supplies Required

Melissa Frances Paper
Melissa Frances Vintage Frame
Jeni Bowlin Mini Calendar Set
Music Sheet
Fancy Pants Pink Polka Dot Ribbon
Wooden Frame (fit for a 4x6 photo)
Maya Road tree and bird chipboard white,
country blue, pink, and gold acylic paint
7 gypsies gold wax
Lace Prima flowers and brad

Tools Required: Foam Brush , Glue , Hole Puncher & Heat Gun

Step 1: remove the glass from the frame and cover the backing with patterned paper


Step 2: Paint the frame with white acrylic paint. Once dry, add some pink and blue paint for a weathered look.

Step 3: Use white paint as glue and paint the back side of torn music sheet and adhere to the frame. Paint the edges of the music sheet with white to make it blend in with the frame.


Step 4: Punch holes on the calendar sheets and stamp the back of the calendar sets with a journaling stamp. Be sure to use also the last piece (product packaging) of the set and stamp at the blank side. Make sure to flip the calendar the right way before stamping so that when you lift the card upwards the print is correct.

Step 5: Tie the calendar sets loosely with pink ribbon. The front and back of the set should look like the photos below.


Step 6: Add some light blue lace on the upper right corner of the frame again using white acrylic paint as adhesive.


Step 7: Paint the trees with white acrylic paint and add a little distressing powder and set with heat gun.

Step 8: Paint the bird with gold. Add the feather using melted gold wax. Add bling for the eye.

Step 9: On the lower left corner add the applique, lace, flowers and brads.


Photobucket are our takes







We would love to see your take on this tutorial.

Do share it with us, email us at

Happy Altering!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Altered Frame Challenge

Ready for the next Challenge?

For this month's challenge, we would like you to alter any frame BUT you must apply any type of paint in your creation.

We are giving out 6pcs of Wooden Frames to the 1st 6 (six) scrappers who register with us through our email at
(Pls state Registering for Challenge #12 in your email header)

Challenge: To Alter a frame.

Here are ours









Update: Due to the overwhelming response, we regret to inform you that the giveaways have all been taken up.
If you are not the 1st 6 registrants, no problem!
Just use your own frame and challenge your creativity! Do link your submission (on your blog) in the comments section or email us a copy to for a chance to win a RAK. You have till Sunday 30th November 2008 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.
The winner will be voted by the Designers and will be announced here on the 1st of December 08.

Sneak Peek of our next tutorial


Do check back here on the 15th of November 08 for this wonderful tutorial by our next chosen Inspirational Scrapper

Winner for Challenge #11

Thank you for all your Gorgeous submissions of your takes on the altered bottle! We hope you had fun! The Design Team has voted and the winner is ..................

CS Lau

You've won yourself a RAK sponsored by Our Craft Place


Thanks again for playing along with us and hope to see more precious & lovely submissions for Challenge #12!