Please note that every challenge in this blog can be entered with any form of art work, not just cards. Themes may have to be slighly altered, but as long as they represent the general idea, feel free to enter.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time for a new contest, It's Owl Good...

Welcome to the newest challenge at Our Scrapbook Place.  This month our challenge will be to use a wonderful free image from one of our own group members, MaryMouse Smith. This adorable Owl duo!

You can download this image from her blog, All Nite Owls (Click HERE).  Please when using her image note that the image is from All Nite Owls with a link to her blog and her name MaryMouse Smith on it.

Here's some fun examples done using the image

Holley, Holley's Blog

Virginia, Scrap With Ginny

There's a wonderful prize for the winner!
So drop by Mary Smith's blog, save the image for the contest and then share your creation with us!! We can't wait to see what you make.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Black and White challenge winner

For everyone who has been anxiously waiting for the October 15 Black and White plus One winner. You have come to the right place. Here is her entry:

You can find Pippa's entry here Visit her blog, she tell you why she chose this image.Congratulations Pippa.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Congratulations to our November Scrapbook Place Blog Member of the Month Clerissa Lewis . Many of you may know her but how much do you really know about her???? Clerissa joined Scrapbook Place on Sept. 08, 2013.   She resides in Utah, with her wonderful and loving husband Steve and their children. Steve is her better half, eternal companion and best friend.  He is a great husband and father and she is grateful everyday that he is all hers.  They have been married almost ten years now, and they dated for two years before that.   Clerissa is a workish from home mother of four children.  Her oldest child Jasmin is nine and she calls her my tiny dancer.  She was born blind in one eye, but dances like a dream, she shares.  Jasmin made a company team at the age of seven.  She and her family will be going to Disneyland in November as she will dancing in their Holiday Spectacular and also in a stage show. Jasmin keeps her mother very busy.  If you would like to see some of Jasmin's Blog please view this link really cute pictures of a lovely little girl  Next in the family is Ryken, he is six years old.  He is their little baller.  He loves to play soccer and basketball.  He is all boy in that sense.  He also loves to do hip hop.  He is a great helper and becoming quite the reader.  He loves to play minecraft and is very good at it.  Next in this awesome family comes Zackary. He is their three almost almost four year old.  He is in preschool this year and just loves it.  He also loves to do anything his older siblings are doing.  He too enjoys playing ball and doing hop hop and playing minecraft.  He is also a great helper to Clerissa as he is home with mom and little sister all day.  Last but not least  comes Alana she is seven months old.  She is their angel.  Clerissa and Steve were lucky to get pregnant with her ( Steve's R.A. meds made it difficult as he has been on them over 10 years.)  and then they almost lost Alana  to a chromosome disorder. When it rains it pours, later, Clerissa was also in an auto accident when she was eight months pregnant with Alana.  She is a huge blessing to their family.  She is the happiest baby and loves to snuggle and giggle.  She doesn't seem to know she is their last baby and they feel she should stay small longer, she is growing faster than any of their other children.  Please take a sweet peek at the Lewis Family blog the children are just cute as a button  Clerissa shares that she has been scrapbooking as long as she can remember.  She still has pages from when she was eight years old.  She loves the thought of preserving memories for when people can no longer remember them.  She didn't learn the art of card making until she was an adult, and says she will never buy another card.  Clerissa love cards because pages take her a while to get done but she can whip up a few cards in one sitting.  Clerissa shares that she just competed in a doTERRA biggest loser style competition and placed 3rd and her team placed 2nd, so she was really super excited about that has some interesting readings from her .  Clerissa has a lot of things she does in her free time she sells and teaches about doTERRA essential oils and supplements, but mostly it is just sharing so that is why she say workish at home.  She has always been semi crunchy, and tries to do things healthier and finding essential oils has been a huge blessing for her family, especialIy for her  husband's severe R.A.  If  anyone would like more info about doterra don't hestitate to ask her. Clerissa's  website is and a resource website  She  also sells and uses Close to my Heart products, She is definately is an addict over there ;) that website is if you would like to peek.  Clerissa has shared some layout pictures she has made below, enjoy everyone.  Congrats Clerissa for being selected as our Blog Highlight of the month.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Features Friday - a Blind Challenge

What's a blind challenge? When you are offered a list of items, and they represent colors, techniques and crafting supplies needed for a project, but you don't find out until everyone has signed up! Now that's what I call a real challenge!
Check out what projects the participants came up with:
Virginia played with buttons, alphas, a sentiment and the color pink to create this cute card:
She loved the challenge so much she made another project, this one for Halloween:
Sue is a scrapbooker, so she created a layout with
Thanks, ladies, for joining in the Blind Challenge for October, and inspiring everyone with your courage to tackle the unknown, and your creativity!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time to Get Your Christmas On

Today brings lots of inspiration for Christmas cards, tags, favors, gifts and clever packaging from the crafters at Your Scrapbook Place Yahoo group.
First up are a couple cards from one of our challenge DT members, Virginia. She "filled" her Christmas stocking by using an iris folding technique, giving it a wonderful quilted appearance.
Her second card features banks of snow using torn paper that has been inked at the torn edges for added dimension.
Next, Diane offers us a beautiful card that showcases a sentiment, and finished off with a bog bow.

Here is a Santa Treat Bag she made.

Joyce has come up with a 3D Gingerbread House, all made of paper!
Finally (for today), I used my favorite technique, fussy-cutting, to feature my image on my card:

Whatever you create, have fun!!