Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Challenge #3...."The Holidays"

Happy Holidays all!
We're back with Challenge #3! It's all about the "holidays" this time around.
We want to hear how you celebrate, what your feelings are on the subject.
Maybe your not much of a holiday person, maybe you are, maybe you even celebrate differently.
Tell us about it! :)
We are giving you until the end of December to create a "holiday" layout.
Please be sure to leave a comment here with a link to where your layout or project is, so we can be sure to have a look at it.
A random winner will be picked and will get something from "Scrapbook Takeout". Which is our December sponsor!
Happy Holidays all and we look forward to seeing your creations! :)


~Embrace the HOLIDAY season~
(picture is that of my mother's angel. A friend made it for my mom and it's been on top of our tree for over 20 years! Just love her!)
Christmas to me is a time to spend with family. It's the one time of year where I really enjoy myself.
A feeling of peace, that all is right in the world.
Wish this feeling would last the whole year thru, not just for a season, but for a lifetime.
All the best Christmas wishes to your family and yours.
Merry Christmas! :)



Journaling says:
Memories: Champgenéteux, its fireplace with trammel, the big banked, infringes on December 24th in the evening, foie gras, salmon, seafoods, frog's legs, ice-cold log, chocolates, glace chestnuts, a beef rib which cooked never, Saint-jean-de-luz, record temperature ( 15°C ), plastic christmas tree released every year (except the year of this photo), West Indian chocolate with Christophe, illuminations of the street, shop windows, cold, race in presents, long slings and eternal photo of the children to wish the happy New Year to our family...



Christmas back home is more than a day, it's a season. You can feel it in the air from early December. Everybody is talking about it, and holiday music is playing on the radio and in the stores. We’re all busy cleaning and fixing our homes up. New curtains, new furniture, even new appliances! We're mincing and soaking our fruit in wine, we're making sorrel, punch-a-creme and ginger beer; we're buying cases of soft drinks and beer; we're making sure we have wine, Harvey’s Bristol Cream and Bailey's Irish Cream. One day you get home and the whole house smells of baked ham with cloves, and you check the fridge to make sure you have Piccalilli. There's always some kind of party, you have your office party, your friend's office party, all kinds of activities to go to. Parang music!!! Not to mention Sparrow's version of "There's no place like home for the holidays", Red Plastic Bag's "Maisie" and The Merrymen's "Santa Got a Sunburn". Friends you haven't seen in ages drop by the house saying "Compliments of the Season!" because they have to taste your ham and cake. Finally you get your tree and set it up, close to the window of course so everyone can see it as they pass by. And one tradition particular to our house: Mummy coming home on the last day of school with gifts from all her students and us trying to convince her she can't open them till Christmas Day. It never worked of course! Then the cake is baked and you break out the sorrel and have it over crushed ice. By Christmas Eve everything is perfect, the gifts are under the tree, you’ve given cake to your friends and family - because everyone has to have an assortment to compare! You’ve also stocked up on Quality Street candies, After Eights and other treats. There’s a bowl of nuts on the coffee table with a nutcracker nearby. Maybe you head to midnight mass, maybe not, one thing is for sure, Santa Claus is on your mind! At some point in the night you might hear singing outside, most likely a group of merry gentlemen and they won’t go until the rum come! Christmas morning arrives, and on the breakfast menu is fresh baked bread with fried ham (with Piccalilli!), maybe some bakes and salt fish souse with cocoa tea. But that is only after the gifts are opened and we all thank each other. Then comes the big preparation for lunch. If the extended family is getting together it’s a bit easier since everyone pitches in and makes one or two dishes. On the menu: Stuffed turkey, more ham, stewed peas, macaroni pie, rice and peas, a big salad, sweet potato casserole, green beans…. No need to ask what’s for dessert – fruit cake of course! Then things calm down, depending on your age you play with new toys, read a book or spend time chatting. By the end of the day talk turns to the next big event: what are we doing for Old Years Night?

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

And the winner of Challenge #2

without further waiting we bring you our Challenge #2 winner.
Firstly thanks to you all of your submissions, they were all so wonderful and it was really hard to pick a winner, but we only have one prize.

The winner is.................


*Sylvia please email your address to Francine @scraphappyfran@yahoo.comso she can get you the, "Classy Coordinates" kit donated by her sister, Vernell. :)

The next challenge will be up shortly! Be sure to look for a slide show of all our Challenge #2 layouts soon!Thanks! :)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Challenge #2, "Your Background"

Thanks so much for your participating in ~Global Perspectives~.
We are so excited to bring you our Second Challenge, "Your background".
You know where we're from and vice versa, now it's time to get to the "nitty gritty" and learn more about each other's background, whether it be all roses or thorns! ;)
You know how you grew up, what kind of family you grew up, what school you went to. Did you go to college. Did you go to church? etc.....that kind of background. :)
I think the Design Team did a totally amazing job with their projects, don't you?
You will have until December 2nd to link your, "Background" layouts to the blog and we will then be picking a random winner for the November Prize.
We look forward to seeing what you have to share with us!
(remember you can click on our layouts to see them up closer and to be able to read our journalling)

November's Challenge Prize
donated by Francine's sister Vernell, and is the September kit from "Classy Coordinates".
Thanks Vernell! :)



Topic: My background!
For this challenge (My background) I decide to create a layout featuring a little mini book. The mini book was created using a old vintage book cover and lots of ephemera and bits and pieces. The mini book is filled with 36 little pages about me at the age of 29! (I turn 30 in a few weeks). Which will be cool to look back on someday when I'm old!
The topics I used in my book and in this order:
I live, My Children, My man, My family, My pets, My best friend, My hobbies, Creature comforts, Clothes I love right now, Favorite places to go, My favourite item right now, Favourite ways to relax, My favourite foods, Things I hate, My favourite songs, books and movies right now, Things I couldn't live without, The best day I've had recently without spending money, My ideal self, My deams, My worries, Little facts about me, Secret stuff, I want to travel to, My career status, I am looking forward to, What do I regret? What do I want to achieve?, Things I wanna do in my life time, What I love about me, What I hate about me, A day in my life, Things that are happening in my life right now, and Who am I right now?





Monday, 12 November 2007

And the Winner of Challenge #1


made in Australia ;-)

Tania - please email me your addy to nathalie.kalbach@gmail.com so I can send you the wonderful Dream Street Paper Collections.

We will post a slideshow of all the amazing layouts for the first challenge- they were all amazing!!! Stay tuned also for the second challenge on November 19th!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Hello World

Just a reminder that we will be picking a random winner for the Dream Street Papers by November 10th. :)
Please play with us and show us, "Where are you from?"
Make sure you link us to your layout.
Thanks all! :)


Monday, 22 October 2007

Here's Lisa!

Hi, my name is Lisa. I'm 29 and live in Australia. I have been dating the man of my dreams now for 14 months and together we have three beautiful boys and one maltese puppy. Right now I'm a nurse and I'm also studying to be a clinical psychologist. My passion is human rights, buddism and to travel the world. My life motto is to be 'happy' and use my life to help and inspire others. I love scrabooking and creating atrist trading cards and pieces of art for my home.

I can't wait to see what this blog has to offer ;)

and here is her layout

Australia = Beautiful beaches and hot weather. What a great childhood!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Where are you from?

For our first challenge we want to know about your country. What you like, maybe even what you don't like! Are there things about your country that are typical? Certain things that immediately identify it? Tell us all! Here are our layouts. You can click on them to see them larger for details and journaling.

I am Canadian, and very happy to be.
I didn't really have a picture of myself that I wanted to use, so I chose this candy apple picture, which I got during Canada Day. I don't like white chocolate but heck I'm patriotic when it comes to Canada. Am happy to live in such a free country.





Post a link to your layout by November 10th. We will pick a random participant to win two Dream Street paper collections donated by Nathalie! Thanks Nat!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Bonjour de France!


my name is Mélanie. I am 25 years old and I'm a scrapbooker for 4 years. I was born in Paris, in France, and I lived there always. I like walking in Paris, I find this so beautiful and so surprising city. I have no husband, no kids, but lots of friends that I like!

I scrapbook all the sizes, but I have a weak for the 8.5x11 landscape. Usually, I scrapbook on my desk and it is often the mess. I like particularly the lively colors, as well on the papers as on the photos. It’s a little my way to put colors in the life. I like the graphic and contrasted layouts. The scrap is an addiction for me because and so I manage best to express myself and to highlight my feelings. I am inspired by my daily life for scrapbooking.
It’s an honor for me to represent my country and make you share my perspectives.

Schöne Grüße aus Hamburg

Hi all from the country of weird letters like ü,ö,ä,ß. My name is Nat, I'm 34 years old and I live with my American husband and our funny cat in Hamburg, Germany.

I have studied law for a while ;-) and I'm working as a paralegal in an office that mostly deals with refugees for humanitarian and political reasons. I scrapbook for 3 years now and it became a way to not only restore special moments and memories but also a way to give my feelings and emotions a creative voice.

My main focus in my work is on techniques - I love to incorporate all kinds of techniques- mostly with paint and other mediums in my work. I get often pretty messy - but I love it.

I love that Scrapbooking connects us across borders and gender and I can't wait to see all the different or maybe even same perspectives from around the world!

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


Hello to all who will join us on this journey!

My name is Josh. I am 26yrs old. I live in the U.S.
The furthest I have traveled out of the country is Puerto Rico,
I hope to change that one day!
Happily married to the love of my life, Amber of almost 3 years. We have to furbabies, Roxy and Harley.
My wife has been a scrappbooker for a couple of years now,
and I decided to join in the fun, from time to time.
I love doing art in Photoshop and love photography!
Art and photography have become a great release for me,
as I am in college full-time and working as well!
I am seeking a degree in Psychology and Multicultural Studies.
I hope to work with youth in Church or Para-Church organizations!

I look forward to hearing all the perspectives
of the many different people around the world.
So take a step beside us and walk on this journey called life!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Wha' go on?

Now you know how to say "Hey, what's up?" like a Grenadian! I am originally from Grenada, a tiny island in the West Indies, but now live in France with my husband Lucas and our two cats Mozaique and Naala. I am very excited to be part of this blog because I love Kellie's idea! I have been scrapping since late 2001, and scrapping obsessively since 2005. I was so happy to finally find a medium to express myself artistically. I love beautiful papers like BasicGrey, and enjoy techniques like inking and stamping. I love getting my fingers (and clothes) messy with paint and other media. I am as yet undecided on my scrapping style since I will try just about anything once! For me versatility is key! I get my inspiration from everyday things, like my favourite summer skirt, or my coffee mug. I enjoy sharing my work online and meeting other scrappers through message boards, and I am an avaricious blog reader. I'm looking forward to meeting many of you through our challenges, and making this a truly global experience!

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Kellie's Bio

Hi there, I’m Kellie, born and raised in Beautiful British Columbia. I reside on Vancouver Island with my hubby of almost 13 years.
I have had many adventures in my life, such as going away to college, getting married, living overseas, all in which really taught me about life, and brought the creativity in me.

Actually have always been creative since I was a child, and would write short stories and poetry, make my own doll clothes, and act in plays and mimes.

I found scrap booking thru my older sister about 7 years ago, and really got more dedicated 5 years ago.
I love trying new techniques, whether it be to burn my paper (yes did this with only one major running to the washroom to put the paper fire out!)…painting, stitching, inking etc…

My style is ever changing. I don’t think I could stick with just one particular style, I am constantly trying new techniques, different ways to express my creativity.

I enjoy taking pictures and figure a, “good picture” is a key part of any layout. I write lots of my own poetry that goes into my work. I look at scrapbooking as my “art” and a great “creative outlet” as well being “great therapy” at times.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007


Hi there!
I guess you could call me the "girl behind ~perspectives~! :)
This is Kellie by the way, if we haven't met, welcome.
I had this idea before summer came, and thought it would be a great
blog idea. To have scrappers from all over the globe talking about
topics in their own, ~perspectives~.
Let's face it, we all have our own personalities, the way we do things in our countries.
So why not scrap about it? Why not go into our personal ~Perspectives~
Sure some of it will do with personal experience and some due to our global up-bringing.
We will be posting a challenge every Month and would love for you to join us in this new venture!
So with that I would like to welcome you all!!! :)


Sunday, 30 September 2007

Hello World!!!

We will be launching a very exciting and new concept in scrapbooking challenges! The fun starts in October!