Friday, 12 June 2015

June 2015 Guest Design Team Inspiration
from UmWowStudio





Hello Scrap Around The World fans!
Nicole Doiron here with you today, bringing you the Guest Design Team post.

The June mood board is so lovely,
soft & delicate with pastel hues & pretty flowery designs.
We really hope that you will play along with us this month
as there are wonderful prizes up for grabs as usual!!

You can view all the details for our current challenge *HERE*.

Help yourself if you have featured here as part of one of our invited Guest Teams!

Today our Guest Team include some very talented designers from
UmWowStudio





"UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 our product line (& more fun things on the way!) we span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journalling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE."

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Here's a reminder of our elegantly fresh & pretty June mood board,
which the UmWowStudio designers used as inspiration. 
It was created by Veera Saarivuo from Finland. 


Now let's see what the UmWowStudio designers have created for us!




UmWowStudio products used: Harlequin MaskLeaf Stems Chipboard 





Tusia Lech {Poland}





UmWowStudio products used: Star Confetti MaskCircle Confetti Chipboard





JaMajka {Poland}  (art journal spread)







WHAT EXQUISITE CREATIVE INSPIRATION FROM THESE LADIES
ON THE UMWOWSTUDIO TEAM.  A BIG THANK YOU TO EACH & EVERY ONE!

Please leave some comment love for these fabulous designers & visit the 
UmWowStudio blog HERE to see more of their beautiful work! 

This month UmWowStudio is offering to our 3rd place winner
$30 worth of their wonderful products
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of exactly what you will receive}


Link up your project by 30th June for your chance to win!

Compiled & posted by Nicole Doiron
SATW Guest Coordinator


Admin Team - <br>Guest Manager<br> & Canvas Specialist




Monday, 8 June 2015

May 2015 Epic Event Winners, Finalists & Honourable Mentions
PLUS an Important Commenting Update!






Hello everyone!  How exciting that we closed on 171 entries last month!!
As you can imagine the judging was rather difficult LOL!  Before I announce
 the winners please read on for some important insights into our commenting
 process as we will be making one important change moving forward.

We will not be able to guarantee commenting on entries received in the last
 48 - 72 hours so if you love our comments, please upload by midnight 
EST on the 28th to guarantee some!   Except in February of course ♥

We work on a weekly comment schedule that ends on the 7th, the 14th, the 21st 
& the 28th of each month & it becomes really difficult for us when we get flooded 
with dozens of entries at the last minute. You are still most welcome to upload
 in the last 48 - 72 hours & will still be considered for judging, but by the
 time you upload we will have moved on from our comment schedule to
 our judging schedule & begun our process of elimination to come up with
 our Top 20 winners so it's highly unlikely that we'll be able to comment
 on the entries that come in at the last minute as we get hectically busy!
Please remember to check that you are an 
OFFICIAL GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWER of the 
Scrap Around The World blog by clicking into the gadget you see above
 {in our left-hand side-bar} & seeing if you have already registered or not.  

You need to be a follower in order to be eligible for any of our prizes.

  
HELLO everyone! Rachael Funnell with you today to bring
 you our Winners,Finalists, Features & Honourable Mentions! 

We had such an AMAZING response to our Annual EPIC Event, 
with a whooping 171 entries for our May Moodboard challenge
& would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to each 
& everyone of you that entered!  As Helen has already said,
judging was SO DIFFICULT & the standard was SO HIGH
that these ladies featured should be really proud, & we encourage
those of you that did not feature on our Wall of Fame or as our 
Honourable Mentions to please keep submitting your beautiful work!! 

Just a REMINDER of our gorgeous May MOOD BOARD which was designed
 by the owner of this brilliant challenge blog site...... the 1 & only Helen Tilbury.


 NOW! onto the winners!
Remember this month, our top 10 {overall winner & 9 finalists}
are all selected from our VIPs {those players who have been featured
on our wall of fame any time in the last 12 months} who added VIP
to their entry uploads, so our TOP TEN this month are our
TOP TEN PLAYERS OF 2015
We had some SPECIAL BADGES made for our winners this month too!!

The Winner of our May Annual EPIC challenge is....


1st Place is Nastya Istorkina of Ukraine 


VERY BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you Nastya! 
This is Absolutely STUNNIING & we are SUPER excited 
to invite you back as our July Guest Designer! 
                                Please email our Guest Co-ordinator, Nicole Doiron
 at nicutopia{at}hotmail{dot}com so she can send details 
don't forget to grab your Guest Designer badge for your sidebar!!



Next up we have our next 15 EPIC FINALISTS!!



2nd Place - Galina Filippenko  of Ukraine (A Canvas)





3rd Place - Vera Shemelekh of Russia





4th Place - Melenia Agapides of Greece





5th Place - Anna Rogalska of Poland





6th Place - Agnieszka Be of Poland 





7th Place - Karine Gagnon of Canada





8th Place - Jaya Raghuvanshi of India 




 9th Place - Mona Pendleton of USA 





10th Place - Tiphanie Barbreau of France (Art Journal Page) 





11th Place - Natalya Loi of Ukraine 





12th Place - Frau Muller of Ukraine 






13th Place - Kasia Przygoda of Germany (A Canvas)




14th Place - Sandra Bernard of  Canada 






15th Place - Tanya SonataJoy of Ukraine






16th Place - Lenochek Neger of Russia 




We also have  24 HONOURABLE MENTIONS   this month, 
whose beautiful works you can view under our Previous Challenges tab HERE.



Honourable Mentions in Numerical Order of Entry
Entry 7 - Naiara Boaventura  {Brazil}  

Entry 16 - Brenda van der Hulst  {Netherlands}

Entry 25 - Denisa Gryczova - {Czech Republic}

Entry 30 - Marina Timofeeva - {Russia}

Entry 37 - Nidhi Shah - {Singapore} 

Entry 44 - Charllie G - {Philippines}

Entry 48 - Tanya SonataJoy - {Ukraine}

Entry 49 - Nicole Doiron - {Canada}

Entry 58 - Catherine Giguère - {Canada}

Entry 62 - Marie-Josee Hamel - {Canada}

Entry 79 - Marianne Johannson - {Norway}

Entry 86 - Debbie Burns - {USA}

Entry 92 - Marta MyArt - {Poland}

Entry 94 - Caroline Parent - {Canada}

Entry 101 - Kris Berc - {USA}

Entry 104 - Ekaterina Zenevich - {Belarus}

Entry 115 - Jane's Journal - {UK}

Entry 121 - Tetiana Komarova - {Ukraine}

Entry 138 - Arnlaugs Koppang - {Norway}

Entry 148 - Nataly Kulyk - {Ukraine}

Entry 156 - Fiona Ong - {Singapore}

Entry 160 - Olga Gibas - {Poland}

Entry 166 - Goga - {Poland}

Entry 171 - Beck Beattie - {Australia}

Now onto our 2 random winners!!!

Random Winner Entry 109 Mabel Sim {Singapore}

Followers Comment Prize - Nathalie Lilouscrap {France}

THANK YOU ALL & PLEASE COME BACK & JOIN US THIS MONTH
 FOR OUR NEW & FABULOUS MOOD BOARD FOR JUNE!



Winners' Notes

WINNERS PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR PRIZES WITHIN ONE MONTH OF WRITING TO THE SPONSOR PLEASE EMAIL OUR NEW SPONSOR CO-ORDINATOR {as of July 2015} Nicole Doiron, at nicutopia {at} hotmail {dot} com
so she can look into it for you.  We will do all in our power to ensure you receive
your prizes & we choose great sponsors that can be counted on!
PLEASE ASK YOUR SPONSOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR
 EMAILTO ENSURE IT HASN'T ENDED UP IN THEIR SPAM FOLDER!!

Nastya could you please email Jen at 
dustyattic.hq@gmail.com 
to ask for your VOUCHER CODE so you can select your 
 $150 worth of products so she can send them your way!

Galina could you please email Tusia @ 
tusia {at} 7dotsstudio {dot} com 
with your postal address so you can receive
 your huge prize of over  $100 worth of product! 

Vera could you please email Vanessa @ 
salesat2crafty {at} optusnet {dot} com {dot} au
 with your postal address so you can receive
your giant pack of  over $100 worth of product! 

Melenia could you please email Aida @ 
13arts{at}wp{dot} pl
 with your postal address so you can receive 
your awesome prize of $100 worth of product! 

Anna could you please email DeeDee at
 umwowstudio{at}gmail{dot}com
 with your postal address so you can receive
your amazing prize of $100 worth of product! 

Agnieszka could you please email Nicole at
nicolle{at}creativeembellishments{dot}com
 to ask for your VOUCHER CODE so you can
select your $100 worth of product from their store.

Karine could you please email
 Bettina @ bettina.kleijer{at}live{dot}de 
with your postal address so you can receive 
your prize of $100 worth of their wonderfulness!

Jaya could you please email Alda at
 sc@flyingunicornllc.com 
to ask for your VOUCHER CODE so you can
select your own $100 worth of Flying Unicorn amazingness!!

Mona could you please email  Anna at
 info@piondesign.se 
with your postal address so you can receive 
your $100 worth of beautiful PION papers!

Tiphanie could you please email Camilla at 
info@majadesigns.nu 
with your postal address so you can receive your
$100 worth of pretty MAJA DESIGN papers! 

Natalya could you please email Janene at 
 info@thescrapbookdiaries.com
to ask for your VOUCHER CODE so you can select your own $100 
worth of product for her to send to you from her fantastic store!

Frau could you please email DeeDee at 
sales@vlvstamps.com 
with your postal address so you can receive your 
$100 worth of incredible stamps from Viva Las Vegas! 

Kasia could you please email
admin@wholescrapland.com 
with your postal address so you can receive your 
mixed bag of $100 worth of lovely goodies!

Sandra could you please email Sarah at 
communication@aladine.com 
with your postal address so you can receive your GIANT PRIZE
 of  $100 worth of envy-inducing ALADINE product! 

Tanya could you please email 
Aneta @ studio {at} studio75 {dot} pl
 with your postal address so you can receive your 
$50 worth of BEAUTIFUL STUDIO 75 products! 

Lenochek could you please email  
Danny @ info{at}copicmarqueurs{dot} com 
with your postal address & choice of prize to 
the value of $50 so he can send that on to you! 

Mabel could you please email Andrzej Pekocki at
store{at}mixedmediaplace {dot} com 
to ask for your VOUCHER CODE so you can choose your
 45 Euro's worth of MIXED MEDIA PLACE AWESOMENESS!!

Nathalie could you please email Melinda at
 sales{at}scrapsofdarkness{dot}com 
with your postal address so you can receive your kit valued at $36.95!

Don't forget to join us for our latest challenge  HERE 
going on until the last day of the month!

REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR CONGRATULATIONS  for all our well-deserving 
winners & remember that every comment you leave gives you a greater 
chance of winning our Follower's Prize - a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE
from Dusty Attic in Australia!!

COMPILED & POSTED BY HELEN TILBURY & RACHAEL FUNNELL
WHO ARE NOW BOTH IN NEED OF A HOLIDAY LOL!!!!  

Site owner - <br>Sponsor Co-ordinator, Team Lead, Site Maintenance & South African Ambassador