Friday, August 30, 2013

Hurry! Time is Ticking!

You have just a few more hours (August 31st 9pm CST) to participate in our very first challenge!

Thanks to all that have participated so far! Oh My! We are overwhelmed with gratitude to have been shown so much love for our first challenge!

Get your entries in, if you haven't played along!

We will be announcing our Winner (for a guest design spot) and top 3 on Sept. 5th.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 2013 ~ Challenge 1

It seems like I've waited FOREVER to post this.
I can't wait to see your creations for our very first Get Scrappy Challenge!

Here's the board you will work with

Look how easy we made it this month! We gave you a free middle square! :)

~ You may play using a row across, down, or diagonal.
~ You may make any size page you like.
~ You can add more things than just what you use from our board.
~ You may combine this challenge with as many other challenges as you like.....from other blogs/websites.
~ You may enter up to 3 times per challenge.
~ Your board picks can also be in your photo(s), not just as embellishments/accents on the page, if you like.
~ For more info on how to play, see the tab above.

Here is what our Design Team created

paint, thickers, long title

hexagons, *free*, long title

hexagons, butterflies, paint

hexagons, red, brads

red, *free*, thickers

hexagons, butterflies, paint

hexagons, *free*, long title

paint, *free*, brads

hexagons, red, brads

paint, thickers, long title

butterflies, *free*, lace

brads, lace, long title

Now it's your turn!

You have until August 31st to submit your creations.
We will announce our winner (with a guest designer spot) and top 3 on Sept. 5th.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Welcome to
1 ~ 2 ~ 3 Get Scrappy!

It's time! Yes, time to Reveal our Design Team!

We are pleased to introduce you to our very first Design Team!!! Wooooo! Whooooo! :)
(click on their pictures to go directly to their blogs)

Ashley (USA)
Aloha! I am Ashley, 27, military wife (USAF) and 2 little ones call me Mommy! I have a son who is 5 and a daughter who is 3. We are currently stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii. That is a mouth full, I know! We just call our side of the base Hickam. I am also currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education! If you were to take a peek at my previous layouts, you would see that my children are the focus of my pages. I scrap for them and I scrap because of them. I started when my son was about 7 or 8 months old and my passion has grown over the years. I love a great challenge forcing me to go outside of my comfort zone and use things I wouldn't normally use, which is why I am beyond excited to be on this team!

Bel (Australia)
Hello my name is Belinda Woods. I am a very proud army wife and stay at home mum to our 4  adorable children, Currently living  in Queensland, Australia.
Besides doing the cooking, cleaning and washing, I have to go to the gym everyday as it helps keep me calm and of course I love to scrapbook.
I love to use patterned papers, ink and  chipboard and very rarely get a page done in a day but I’m lucky to have a desk that is set up permanently so that I can keep coming back to my pages and tinker with them when I get a spare second or two. 

 Brenshevia (USA)
 Hello all!  My name is Brenshevia.  I am the mother of 2 adult children and grandmother of 3.  I started scrapping back in 2007 when I was introduced to it by my God sister.  She told me about how she scrapped and how fun it was. I became so interested that I came home and tried my hand at it and loved it!  The rest as they say is history.  As you will see, my grand babies are the primary subject of my pages, I LOVE scrapping those faces!  I don’t really have a style per se; I pretty much scrap the moment so my page could be clean and simple or elegant and elaborate.  Each year I try to incorporate something new into my style in order to grow.   Please allow me to share my life's journey in pictures with you, by visiting me at Paper Memories.

Diana (Canada)
Hello everyone!  I'm absolutely thrilled to be on the design team for "1-2-3 Get Scrappy" and I'm looking forward to all the fun challenges.
Along with a good challenge, I love paper, design, tidy spaces, scrapbooking, chocolate, bright colours, did I say scrapbooking?? LOL! ,
my girlfriends, flowers, reading, writing, but most of all my husband, son and puppy and the wonderful life we have together! 
I can't wait to start playing and I  really hope you plan on joining us!!! You can find out a bit more about me at 

Elina (Finland)
My name is Elina, and I’m a scrapbooker, card maker, paper crafter, and photographer from southern Finland. Scrapbooking has played an important role in my life for four years now. Summer 2009 I was browsing through internet and paper crafting blogs looking for card inspiration, and landed on a Finnish scrapbooking challenge site. I had no idea what the thing was about, but I decided to give it a try. And got hooked right away!
The busier my work days are at the office, the more time I try to allocate to my favorite hobbies. After a hectic day I love to get my hands messy with inks and gesso.  Being able to take even a short moment to myself and create something beautiful and tangible is very important to me.  And I have realized that scrapbooking  is the best way to keep work stress away!
I’ve been married for 10 years and we have two children aged 5 and 7. I love photographing my kids, and documenting our daily life on my layouts is an important part of my hobby. My kids don’t mind being in front of the camera, and you will see many pictures of them in my layouts.
For more info please visit my blog ‘Elina’s Arts And Crafts, With Love’ (

Elizabeth ~ "Lizzie" (Canada)
My name is Liz.  I am the wife of a wonderful and supportive man who I've known since I was 15 and have been best friends with ever since.  I have 3 amazing daughters who keep me busy and feeling blessed.   I am a science nerd and have spent a great deal of my life in the science profession.  I have had a passion for photography and preserving memories since I was a kid and have been a year book editor both in high school and university to share this passion with others.  I took this passion to scrapbooking over 10 years ago and have been loving it ever since.  I have no idea how to describe my style of scrapbooking other than I love layers and colour!  I love to dabble in many different styles and try new things!  If I were granted 3 wishes, one of them would be to be able to sing.

Heidi (New Zealand)
Hi, my name is Heidi, I am 43 years old and married to my high school sweetheart.  We have two beautiful daughters - Abigail (Almost 18) and Emma (just turned 12).  We are originally from South Africa but immigrated to New Zealand in 2000, lived in Auckland for 10 years before moving down to Christchurch in 2010.  I work full time as a Customs Broker for one of leading Freight Forwarding companies in New Zealand.
 I started scrapping after our first trip to the snow have have not looked back since.  I love the creative outlet it gives me and all the gorgeous products.  I have been several design teams before, Scrapbook Studio where I taught classes in Auckland and then down in Christchurch at Scrappin Patch as well as a challenge site called Challenge Me Happy.
 My Scrapbooking style - I love any type of style - from pretty, lots of white space, to arty.  Anything that has colour, texture and a photo, I love using mists, paint, and I love trying new things.
I am thrilled to be part of the Design Team at 1 2 3 Get Scrappy my blog

 Lynne (USA)
I started scrapping in the early ‘90s, and although I enjoyed the process, I made very few layouts. It took me 5 years to get one album done! Fast forward to 2004; a divorce and a major move back to Florida, changed all of that. Funny how, my scrapbook supplies were the only arts & crafts items that I brought with me. I worked on a few pages during the next few years, but concentrated more on home decorating, sewing, and floral arranging. While out shopping one day, I picked up a magazine that inspired me to venture into a new art form – collages. Still working on that one! Of course, if you are making collages, you need pretty papers, stamps, inks, all of the lovely supplies you need to do scrapbooking! At about the same time, my daughter, Ashley, announced that she was pregnant. Well, that was it….I had to document her pregnancy and the baby shower, and the birth, and the footprints, and the smile, and the…….everything!!! Now, I’m hooked! Scrapping has become a way of life for me. Not only is it my creative outlet and escape, it has also helped me to regain some sanity in my hectic life. I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques to try out, and to pass on. And I welcome the challenge to get out of my comfort zone, which is romantic chic, whether it’s grunged up, shabby chic, retro or classic, it’s definitely my go-to style. The last few years have been very exciting for me, with several scrappy surprises!! My layout, ‘Mr. Bunny’ was featured on the Webster’s Pages Ning Site.  I had a GDT spot for Graphic 45, Flying Unicorn and Scraps of Elegance, as well as DT positions at Snobby Walrus, Posh Design Scrapbook Store and at Scrapbudz. I am currently on the DT for Twisted Tuesday and Flying Unicorn. I have learned so much and have been inspired by many scrappers & crafters, and I am looking forward to learning & sharing more!!

 Majo (Germany)
Hello, I’m Majo Wybranietz. I live in Germany with my husband and our two lovely kitten. I started scrapbooking in 2008 and was addicted in a hurry. I’m an “all-rounder”,  I scrap Layouts, mini books and cards, love to create tags and ATC’s and get my hands into mixed media projects. I love trying new and different things and techniques.  When not crafting, I enjoy reading a thrilling book and working in our garden. I'm so excited to be a part of the 1-2-3 Get Scrappy! design team! Please come and visit me at my blog or see some of my creations at Pinterest!

Pat (USA)
Hi I am so happy to be a part of this new challenge blog, 1~2~3 Get Scrappy! I’m Pat I live in Vermont with my husband Dale of 38 years this fall. We have 2 sons, DIL & 2 wonderful granddaughters. I work at home doing the book work for my husband’s business, so I have lots of time to spend in my scrap room. I have been scrapping since January 2001; right after our 1st granddaughter was born & I have never looked back. I feel scrapping is so important for documenting our lives for our families & future generations. I love learning new techniques & find lots of inspiration on line.
Visit my blog

 Raechelle (USA)
My name is Raechelle (pronounced like Rachel) Bellus. I live in beautiful Spokane Valley, WA with my husband of nearly 15 years. We have a big blended family of 6 beautiful children; five girls ages 13, 17, 18, 22, and 22 as well as a boy who is 23. Our wonderful family is blossoming; we have a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, a grandson, and our first granddaughter is due to arrive in October. We also have 2 dogs and 4 cats.
I work part time in a lumberyard. It is a physical job, however I do spent a lot of time at a desk doing reports and data entry in addition to handling the lumber.
I have been scrapping for about 12 years now. I enjoy creating layouts most often, but do enjoy making cards as well, and an occasional off the page item.
I enjoy hanging out with my family, reading and working puzzles.
I am excited to be a part of the 1-2-3 Get Scrappy team!

and then there's me....
Melina (USA)
the founder and owner of this little ole blog
 I live in Alabama with my husband Brandon and kiddos, Aaron (13) and Bethany (9).
I have been scrapping for 15 years. I fell in love with it when I attended a Creative Memories party with a friend. I also like making cards and mini albums but scrap pages are my first love. I tend to scrap in chronological order....I'm kinda OCD that way. I feel so accomplished when I finish an album, even though I know there are 300 pics waiting to go in the next one! LOL


Okay, so here we are! I can't wait for you to see the creations from this wonderful team tomorrow for our very first Scrappy challenge!

5am (central time) tomorrow!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm So Excited!

In 2 days!!!

Our Design Team reveal (August 9th @ 5am).

In 3 days!!!

Our first challenge (August 10th @ 5am).

Doing my happy dance!!!

:) :) :)

Please note these dates and times are USA central time. Mark your International calendars accordingly!

See you then!