Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Perfect Just the way you are

Only a few more days for my Birthday giveaway. Press here if you want to join.

Here is my reveal for Bird is the Word using the word Shadow. This was a tough one for me. The only phrase I could thing of is "Beyond the shadow of a doubt...." But I didn't want to make the title too long, so I used the phrase in my journaling. It reads: "Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I love you so much. You are perfect just the way you are"

I used Ces't Magnifique's July sketch for this layout along with papers and embellishments form their July monthly Kit.

2 Crafty Swirly bird branch

Swirly Bird Branch (unit of 3)

Materials used:
Papers: Inkido, Theresa Collins
Flowers: Prima, Petaloo, Kaisercraft
Bird: Melissa Frances
Chipboard vines and bird: 2 Crafty
ribbon: unknown
Other embellishments: MME
Tag: Studio 112
pop dots ek-success

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Sunday, July 29, 2012


Last Chance to enter my Birthday Giveaway!! press here

I was glad to design a layout yesterday just for fun with no commitments. I used this picture of my daughter holding a butterfly at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls.
I used lots of Prima goodies for this layout and a chipboard from 2 Crafty: Imagine
I made this layout for the challenge at White with one. You need to use white+ polka dots+ tape. I used lots of masking tape and dry wall tape. and obviously you can see the white and the polka-dots

Prima: Songbird papers
Prima: Canvas resist flowers and butterfly
Prima: Flowers, resin flower
Prima Mask
Masking Tape
Drywall tape
Ranger Distress Stain: Picket Fence
Prima Chalk ink Shabby Tote
Versa color ink cocoa
Butterfly chipboard: Autumn leaves
Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch
white stickles

Imagine Title (unit of 3)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scrap That! August Kit Reveal

Welcome to the ScrapThat! August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

ScrapThat! is delighted to introduce our August kit featuring the beautiful Charlotte’s Dream by Kaisercraft!!

"Once Upon a Dream"

This Kit is chock full of yummy goodies such as Kaisercraft's Charlotte’s Dream Collection papers, lace, pearls, die cuts, tulle, an array of flowers and much more!!!

August - Main Kit
1- Kaisercraft - Charlotte’s Dream, Illusion
1- Kaisercraft - Charlotte’s Dream Deja-vu
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Daze
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Vision
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Fantasy
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Prayer
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Contemplate (12” die cut)
1- Kaisercraft- English Rose- Charlotte
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Aqua
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Olive
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Tan
2- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- 2 small die cuts (pieces vary per kit)
1- Kaisercraft- Rub-ons
1- Kaisercraft- Pearls
1- Mrs. Grossman's- Clear Alpha Stickers
1- Decorative Accents- Glass Gem
1- Celebrate It- Paper Sack
2- IAMROSES- Small green leaves
10- IAMROSES- flowers
10- Wild Orchid Crafts- flowers
2- Wild Orchid Crafts- Long Leaves
2- Wild Orchid Crafts- Pearl white brads
1- Wild Orchid Crafts- small copper embellishment
1- Prima- Lace Flower, Aqua
1- Prima- Cradle Robin’s Nest
1- Length Cotton Lace- Cream
1- Length Tulle- Aqua
1- Length Cheese Cloth- White

NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99

August - Paper Add-On

1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Illusion
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Deja-vu
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Daze
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Vision
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Fantasy
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Prayer
1- Kaisercraft- Charlotte’s Dream- Contemplate (12” die cut)
1- Kaisercraft- English Rose- Charlotte
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Aqua
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Olive
1- Bazzill Card Stock, Tan

NOTE: The Paper Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99

August Embellishment Add-On

1- Kaisercraft- Crochet Doilies
1- Kaisercraft- Magical Butterflies
1- Petaloo- Chipboard Deco Frames

NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99

August Flower Add-On
(only 12 of these kits are available each month and sold on a first come, first serve basis)

1- Zva- Flower with Leaves
2– Prima-flowers

NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $15.99

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more info,  please complete New Subscriber – Kit Wish List here

Please Join Our August Sketch Challenge HERE.

Sketch designed by Design Team Member- Amarylis Doria. Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by August 15th.
Here is my take on the sketch and my other creations:

I made another layout with my sisters because my other sister wanted one too. I used the main kit and made flowers out of the papers. The butterflies are from the EAO and the title and doily from my own stash

For this next layout I followed a sketch from the Kaisercraft Blog. Sketch #1 from July. I made my own tulle flower which I will be showing you how to make in a tutorial later on this month.
I used the main kit. The EAO and a large flower and resin corners from my stash.

I used the main kit for this layout and a little piece of leftover chipboard and doilies from the EAO. The little blue flowers are from my stash.

Our blog hop features 8 fantastic blogs.

To qualify for this month's Blog Hop prize, you must complete the following:

1. Visit each blog and comment on each blog listed in the hop order. You can expect see lots of August kit inspiration along the way from our designers! 
2. Each designer's blog hop post will provide a word for a secret sentence. Collect these words along the way and follow the directions provided in ScrapThat!'s forum when you are finished with the hop.
3. New followers are appreciated. Make sure you LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
4. Post the ScrapThat! blinkie on your blog.
5. The last stop on our Blog Hop is our Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the Blog Hop instructions.
·       Hop ends July 29th, 10 pm CDT
·       Prize must be claimed within 3 days
·       Winner will be announced on ScrapThat!'s blog Tuesday, July 31st
·       If left unclaimed, a NEW winner will be chosen!

Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.

My Secret Word is: Featured

Next hop over to:
Sandi’s blog

Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ScrapThat! August Sneak Peeks

I'm delighted to show you some sneak peeks from our upcoming kit at ScrapThat!

Join us on Friday for our monthly Blog Hop reveal to see the beautiful creations from our Design Team.

This Kit is gorgeous! you will love it!!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Simply Beautiful- Creative Scrappers #218

So I'm here again with my 2nd layout for Creative Scrappers. I used these beautiful Ambrosia papers from BoBunny and a picture of myself on the dock by the lake.
I found this huge yellow chipboard butterfly in my stash and I though it matched perfectly.

I don't know if you have noticed but I love butterflies. They have a strong spiritual meaning for me and I love having them in my layouts.

I am also using this layout for a challenge at the BoBunny blog. The challenge is to use white space. Check out their creations here.

Here is what I designed:

Materials used
Papers: BoBunny, ambrosia
Chipboard: Autumn Leaves, Dusty attic
Flowers: Petaloo and Recollections
Purple stickles
black pen

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Build a Page Tutorial for July's Scrap That! Kit

Here is my tutorial this month for July's Scrap That Kit

1. First take the purple-pink  paper and cut a 7 inch circle right in the middle of the paper
(I apologize about the differences in color of the papers but one was taken in a darker room so it looks pink and the other in the light and it looks purple)
It is the same paper though so not to worry.

2. Using your favourite distresser tool, distress the edges of the purple paper. I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-all but any tool will work.

3. Take the brown paper from the kit and cut an inch out of 2 of the sides, one from the top and one from the right (or left). 

4.  Then distress its edges and place over the purple paper.

 5. Distress the circle's edges too and place it in the middle of the page

6. Layer the photo over 2 pieces of packaging paper. I used leftover packaging from Prima and Melissa Francis embellishments that came in the kit.

7. To accent and match the photo I used my own photograph of the pink flowers and cut out the flowers into pieces.

8. I took a couple of chipboard branches out of my stash and covered them in Fiber Paste. (you may use any type of branches or flourishes as an accent for this piece)

9. Then I sprayed them in green Adirondack ink by Ranger.

10. I took the 2 craft sticks and covered them in Tim Holtz Distress stain: Picket Fence

11. Once dry,  using the alpha from the kit, I added the title on top of the sticks.

12. Finally I arranged the layout and added flowers, buttons, pearls, window frame and other embellishments all together together.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unforgettable Journey

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Last week I designed an all boys layout for a change about my husband and my son. I did use pastel colors but I quite love how it turned out. I used some beautiful Webster's pages papers and embellishments that I got recently from their warehouse sale.  I have to tell you that it was worth every penny. The amount of stuff they sent me was unbelievable. I was truly impressed!!

I combined this layout for 2 challenges:

One is a sketch challenge at Scrap Africa which is a fantastic challenge blog, and the other one is for Webster's pages itself. The challenge was to scrap about the guys in our lives. Rules are that you have to use Webster's pages papers and you must use at least 2 other embellishments. It is quite an easy challenge. I used sparklers, lace trim, a journaling card and flowers.

The journaling says: "I hope your life is an unforgettable journey, you made my life meaningful and I will never forget it"

I also used a gorgeous hot air balloon chippie from 2 Crafty
Here is my layout:

 Materials Used:
Papers: Webster's pages
Flowers, lace, sparklers: WP
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Title: Melody Ross
Crafter's Workshop brick template
White Texture effect by Martha Stewart
Cheese cloth

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