Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013 KIU Style - January Challenge

 Welcome to 2013!!!!

We have a big year for Kraft It Up this year, lots of exciting challenges, a new Design Team starting in February and more!!!!

This month we have 3 wonderful sponsors, please check their sites out, without their help the challenge blogs would not be the same!!!


Mystical Scrapbooks is on online store located in Perth, Western Australia.

 I strive to maintain high standards in customer service with fast delivery and great prices. If there is a product I don't have, I’m happy to source it in for you if I can.  No request is too big or too small.

 We offer free postage delivery on orders over $70 or free pick up for locals,  small order are welcome, and are charged actual postage rates for these.

You are also very welcome to come and view the shop by arrangement, just let me know when you would like to pop in.

We have a friendly forum and a wonderful DT providing  many challenges each month.  We welcome and encourage all type of scrappers, and our gorgeous gallery will also help you find all the inspiration you need. 

 Mystical Scrapbooks is offering a $15.00 Voucher.

 A bit about Charms Creations....

I started creating my Lovely Lollipops just for my own scrapbooking pages in about February/March of this year. I saw that Scrapbooking Top 50 had a Craft Market that gives the opportunity to sell your own handmade embellishments, so thought I would make a few packets up and see how it goes! It went really well, so I thought I would make a few more packs up and try my hand selling them on my own personal blog too - my first sale was in April. That went really well too! I've had a sale a month, plus have been a regular at the Craft Market at SBT50 too. I've also set up a Facebook Shop where I have them available as well. I have LOTS of giveaways so to keep updated on those & upcoming sales - make sure you LIKE my Charms Creations Facebook Page & check out my blog Charms Creations!

Each and every embellishment that I have created has been handcut {making them ALL totally unique} and can include a mixture of felt, fabric, lace, hessian, doiley & any other interesting piece of material I can find. They are finished off with a button and cross-stitches that are also as unique to the embellishment! I have started making different styles and sizes of Lovely Lollipops, Luscious Lollipops & Page Runners. Something NEW are my Suns and Clouds too! I have also dabbled in a bit of clay stamping too. So, if you are looking for something totally unique and one of a kind please pop on over and check them out!

I am soooo excited about sponsoring this month - and look forward to seeing what you all create! Have fun & Good Luck on winning the fab prizes up for grabs - including mine of course... heheh!

Charms Creations are offering a $15.00 Voucher.

A bit about Polly!

Hi my name is Kayla and I started Polly! Scrap Kits as a bit of hobby business around my Uni commitments. 

I love scrapbooking with friends and playing with new products, which prompted me to start a scrap shop! 

As a new business, Polly! has been growing with new customers and friendly friends throughout the year.

A business that started through a blog & Facebook page has now grown to have it’s own website and gallery. 

It’s a big step for the business, but has been a fun experience. 

Polly! stocks monthly kits and scrapbooking supplies.

Some of my favourite supplies include; twine, thickers, mists, masks and lots of embellishments.

I hope to see you over @ Polly! Scrap soon. 

Polly! Scrap Kits are sponsoring a $25.00 Voucher.



Hi, my name is Yasmin. I'm a Norwegian girl born in 1980. Mom to two awesome boys, Felix and Collin. I'm happily married to Kristian and together we live in a small mountain village in Kyrksæterøra, Norway with our Rottweiler, Penny.
All of the above is victim of my scrapbook obsession. I currently work for a scrapbook store in Norway doing postings online.
I see myself as a fun girl with a good sense of humour and creativity. I started scrapbooking in August 2005. I came across this hobby totally by accident when I was at a friend’s house.
I've always loved to cut and paste pictures in albums and doing some type of scrapbooking on a low level.  But it was in 2005 when i really got into it. I'm what you call an all around scrapper. I do everything from cards, mini albums, altered projects and layouts.
I love scrapping pages with paints, mist and getting my hands messy. I don't think I have a definite style, I do everything from vintage to inky and painted projects.
I'm currently on design teams for a Norwegian paper producer called Poppy Design and a new American company called Art Anthology. 

About my project: 

When I first got this challenge I thought that it really  was a bit of a challenge for me. I'm not the one for really bright colours but I enjoyed making this project. I've used all the colours in the background with help of the Art Anthology Colorations mist and gesso. 

Thanks for letting me in on the guest spot! I'm so honoured. 

My name is Carolina, Im still in my 20`s. I were born in Poland, but I have lived most of my life in Norway, where I live with my beautiful son and boyfriend. 
I have a full time job and two hobbies: Papercraft and growing vegetables. 

I have always made something more out of my photo albums, but I didnt discover "the real" scrapbooking before 2005. I have had some timeouts where I Havent created anything since then, but I know I will never give this up, I simply love everything about it. 

I love to work with kraft, and especially with bright colors, like this months challenge. 
The picture is of my son and my mother, and it just shows how crazy they (read: we) get sometimes. 
I`ve had lot of fun making it.


This month you have a colour challenge!

Please use the swatch for the colours and make sure your layout is created on Kraft cardstock or Kraft patterned paper.

Entries close 11.59pm 31st January, use the link tool in the sidebar to enter and please when entering your name list your country for example: Melissa Heather AUS

Here are the STUNNING Design Team examples....











  1. Wow, great examples. This does look like a fun colour combo.

  2. I deleted my original posting, as I had not added my country with my name.

    The DT's layouts were stunning!! Great challenge!

  3. Awesome layouts, all of them! I suddenly got very inspired to create in kraft... Haven't done that in a while! Thank's for inspiration!!