Saturday, 31 December 2011

featured this week..

is this fabulous festive layout by Boxx member Janice Nicholls..

what a great design..loving the banner, twine, clips and use of punches on this one!

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative 2012!
Gina x

Friday, 30 December 2011

Journaling 101 - tip#2

Hello Friends!  I'm here today to share with you all another little journaling tip to help you put your stories down on your layouts.  This month it is easy!  I'm encouraging you all to write a letter.

Start with your title.  Usually that would include the words; to/dear/dearest...  Ideas for a title could include "A note to myself", "To my friend" or as I've used "Dearest"...

My letter has been written on a journaling tag and addressed to my four children.  But you could easily write a letter on note paper and place it in a pocket or journal directly onto the layout.


Here's a little tip.  Even if you don't have a photo in mind yet to scrap.  You could always write the letter and go from there.  Think about all those love letters you might have hidden away!!  

Happy Journaling...x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Just wanted to wish each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones and good friends.

Thank you for your support and friendship and don't forget to take lots of photos so we can fill 2012 with lots more scrappy good times :)

x Jane@Scrapboxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

New Fortnightly Challenge for 19th Dec - 2nd Feb

Time to set another challenge funsters!!! Michelle here everyone, with my first Challenge to set.....
Due to the hectic (slight understatement!!!) time of year, I am going to make this challenge an easy peasy, time efficient one. Are you ready? I want something ......small....... it can be from your Dec Daily, a decoration, a card that you have been so organized in making!
It can be any theme so get cracking girls with all that spare time on your hands this should be a walk in the park! (Tee Hee!) So please enter and don't leave me sitting here on my lonesome listening to the crickets!!!
For my example I am resorting (for time efficiency) to my Dec Daily, here you go...... 
Hoping everyone can find a little time to get on board! Just upload your work onto the 
Forum Challenge. Looking forward to seeing some brilliance!
Merry Christmas to all, 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Fortnightly Challenge Winner

Congratulations Bellaidea!

Bellaidea's page 'Letters To Santa' was the winning entry in this fortnight's 'Celebration' Challenge.  The idea was the show us how you celebrate Christmas... either using the word 'celebrate' in your page, or documenting your celebrations, or just turning your page into one big celebration!!  lol

I love Bellaidea's misting, colours and the overall dreaminess of this page.

I hope your Christmas preparations are all going smoothly.

Cheers for now,


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Featured this week..

is the striking LO by Heather Jacob...

The soft and simple colour scheme and stitching/distressing is so beautiful and matches the photo perfectly.... CONGRATS Heather!

Gina xox

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Manufacture WATCH....

why hello there.... its me ... lj .. back again with this months manufacture watch..and for this month i got the Lily Bee Designs... Memorandum collection kit...

looks pretty cool hey.. i have actually done 2 layouts with this but i'm only goin to show one tonight......

yep yep.. as you might be able to tell this range is very... well muted i suppose... but it also has some funky b sides.. so i just added some paint and some stitching..and then some TECHNICOLOR photos just to make everything POP...and you know what i love the effect... looks super...

well thats it for me today.. i'll be back to share another layout from this kit real soon.. but in the mean time ..there is only 1 kit left but there are still some of the pp's avaliable so hurry over and get one today..... seriously..


Monday, 5 December 2011

Fortnightly Challenge

Hello again!

It is my turn to set the fortnightly challenge at The Boxx and how could I ignore Christmas?  I know it is a busy time for all of us, so I have made it pretty simple.  The theme is 'Celebration', so I'd like you to feature one way in which you celebrate Christmas.  For me, whenever we spend Christmas Day with my family, we start the day with champaign!  Yep, it feels terribly wicked and indulgent.... but I just love it nontheless!  :)

{time for celebration}

I hope you will join in with my challenge this month.  Just pop over to the Boxx and upload to the challenge thread in the forum to be in the running to win a $10 voucher in the Boxx Shop.

Cheers for now,


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Featured this week.. this beautiful layout by Mary Bennetts..titled 'so this is Xmas'

The soft colours, distressing and sweet photos are a wonderful combination..

Have you scrapped anything Christmassy lately? Don't forget to share in Boxx Gallery if you have, and it might just be featured here! :)

Gina x

Saturday, 3 December 2011

i'm late.. i'm late..... whoopsie.. November BOS

well my friends... you could say that i'm an idiot..but thats nothing new is it..LOL.. so anyho. i've actually had these done for over a week and forgot to put them up.. WHOOOPS... so here they are.. two samples for this months BOXX OF SCRAPS............
first up.. "Lifes Dreams"
and then some closies.......
some simple punched butterflies ... made from the pattern paper that i used for the border strip...

and then the gorgeous butterflies.. and YES they are included in the KIT.... sweet...........

and then layout number 2....


a mixture of leftover patern papers and then some stitching and the ever popular {well at the moment.. ripped triangly bits {sorry for the technical term...LOL} and some closies....

some photos... and then how i punched but not fully through butterfly for something different...

and then the birdcage and another of the butterflies... woohooo....

ok so thats part of the BOS for November..and YES I have tons left over.. but this is what i've created so dont forget to head on over to the shop here.... and get your subscription...
so thats me signing off for another day...

December Sketch Challenge

The start of a new month always brings with it a new sketch, and this one is just simply gorgeous!

The lovely Helen Wallace is our Featured Member this month, and was lovely enough to provide both the sketch and the inspiration layout for us.  I'm sure you will all enjoy the benefits of her hard work and will agree with me when I say that it most definitely paid off!!

Aren't those little cherub cheeks so adorable?  Thanks so much Helen.  I can't wait to see the lovely inspired layouts that this one brings us.

The deadline this month is midnight on Saturday 31st December, so don't miss an opportunity to get your entry featured in the gallery for the month of January!  Just upload your layout into the Sketch thread in the Boxx forum.

Have fun.


November Sketch Winner

Welcome to December one and all!!  How exciting huh?  :)

The lovely Wendy Kaye was charged with the difficult task of selecting a winner this month.  Whilst it was not an easy decision, Wendy says she kept coming back to the same layout every time.  Understandably too!

Congratulations Janice Nicholls on this fabulous page, which will be featured in the main gallery for the month of December.

Stay tuned for the next sketch challenge.



Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Specials

Hi everyone,
The silly season is well and truly upon us so we are having a silly season sale on all things christmas. There is a new category in the shop for christmas and all stock is HALF PRICE.
Grab a bargain and help me to make room for all the new goodies coming in the new year...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November Uplift

Hi Peeps,

BB here.......:)

I had the great pleasure of the uplift challenge this month and I picked not ONE but TWO layouts by the incredibly talented HEATHER JACOB
I have been awe inspired by her work ever since she joined the BOXX just recently and I just love the clean lines and small details in her layouts - oh well I really just love them all to be honest.

Here are the 2 layouts of Heather's that are my absolute favourites -

So........Since christmas is upon us I chose to go with the festive theme.

The following products that I have used can all be purchased at the BOXX shop

- LILYBEE Designs Christmas range
- MANOR HOUSE Creations incredibly gorgeous flowers
- KAISER Sparklets and

And here are my uplifts -

For close ups you can visit my blog

Last but not least I did a few simple cards out of some of my leftovers -

I would like to wish you all a very merry christmas and may your mojo follow you all to 2012
Be merry but stay safe


Featured this week...

is this beautiful LO by Bellaidea titled 'natural bond'...

I love the soft, fresh colours and her hand journaling and stitching, it's so pretty..
Congrats Bellaidea!

Gina x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Journaling 101 : tip#1

Hello Friends!  Today I want to share a new series about journaling here at The Boxx.  I hope to encourage you all to share more of your stories, document your family history and have instant recall when you look back at your pages in the future.

Is that asking a bit too much? LOL!  Believe me though, it is possible.  And with a few hints and tips, you will all be journaling like old pros before you know it.  :D

This is certainly a busy time of year for many people.  And I know sometimes... scrapbooking gets put on the back-burner during the silly season.  So let's make it easy for us to get something started.

Tip #1 is to use a prompt.  These are great as starting points.  Of course though, you need to be motivated by it too.  Think about what the words from the prompt mean to you.  A good rule of thumb is to go with your first instinct.  Here is our first prompt:

This season what do you need to "remember to" do...  Or what do you need to "remember to"  think about.  Maybe it's a list of things you need to remember, like recipes and Christmas presents...

If there isn't enough room to journal all your thoughts, consider putting in some hidden journaling to help the process along.  "Remember to" add the details as well.


Good luck with your first journaling challenge.  Please leave a link here in the comments if you complete it.  I'd love to see your ideas..x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

November Book of You Kit

Hello Lovely Ladies! 

The Next Book of You installment is all about....

The kits are out and, for those of you who have them and are keen to get busy, the instructions are now available to all kit subscribers in the Book of You Kit Group at The Boxx.  A lovely blend of 7Gypsies Off the Wall, Basic Grey Out of Print and Bo Bunny Forever Fall papers, not to mention the AWESOME Prima resist canvas shapes.  The 7Gypsies Rubbings, Pyramid Brads and Carolee Creations alpha stickers finish this kit off just nicely.

I tried to look past the obvious things that would be common to all of us and really thought about the things that keep me going when everything around me seems to be falling apart.  The things that make me realise that my problems are only fleeting and that there are so many more important things to focus on.

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of laughter.  I laugh a lot... at almost anything!    I think my children have inherited the giggles from me and their joy is most definitely music to my ears and one of the things that I could never live without.

Music of Laughter

Layout two is totally predictable, yet unavoidably true.  It is all about the one person that I couldn’t do without.  My best friend, my sounding board, my comforter.... my guy.


There we have it!  I hope you have enjoyed this months’ BOY projects and, as usual, I’d LOVE to see what you make from it, so don’t forget to upload into the Group thread.

I am totally in love with the December kit and can’t wait to start playing with it!!

Cheers for now,


Monday, 21 November 2011

Featured this week..

is Lisa Amiet's wonderful layout titled 'You are so Special'

I just love the amazing texture and layering she's created, the pops of aqua and gorgeous photo...
Congrats Lisa!

Gina x

Monday, 14 November 2011

What's Hot Hot Hot????

Hello All...

Michelle here with my first official DT post! Oh I hope I live up to the brief..... What is Hot Right Now in the Scrapping world????!!!!

Well after much research ie prowling the net....( under the guise of fulfilling obligations that's what I have been telling DH anyway!)

 Art Journalling! I know it has been around forever but is making a big surge of late. Scrapbookers are tuning into this, I think, due to the fact that making our own backgrounds (another "in" thing) is totally hot and probably will be for a long time yet.

Art Journalling is a great opportunity to try out all those new techniques on a smaller scale. I have wanted to start one for years and have finally given it a go  and I have to tell you, it is really fun to play and let the juices flow! You start with something then it turns into something completely different.

This is my first shot at it using my scraps to play with collage.

Then I started to splash a bit of paint around, play with the stamps and other bits in my stash. It really is a great release with no pressure of producing that perfect page to match a treasured photo.

This one was inspired by Donna Downey and if you haven't visited her blog yet.... do yourself a favour girlfriend, hop on to that creative wagon and enjoy that inspirational ride..... awesomeness at your fingertips.

And before I bore you all stupid this is the last page I did, more fun with paper, tissue and paint!
 I love quotes so this form of art helps me keep track of some of my faves, but you can record anything or nothing if you like... remember there are no rules!!!!

I will be writing up a few tips and tricks I have learnt along the way in my Blog (not that I am an expert, just started myself you hear) in the next few days so if you have questions head over there (not too quick though gotta give me time to write...)
There's loads of inspiration out there, here are a few great ones I have found in my travels:
That should wet your appetites and get you started!!!

So my scrappy friends out there in Boxx Land have a go... get yourself a journal and play!

Keep Happy Everyone,

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Featured this week..

is this amazing layout by Kim, titled 'Life'...

Just love the vintage feel, clustering and texture paste alpha Kim's created as a background...
Congrats Kim!

Gina x