Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy 2nd Anniversary to ScrapThat!!!

(If you've just arrived from Scrap That's blog then you are in the right place. If not please go back to Scrap That! blog to start the blog hop)

Scrap That is so very excited to present you their “2nd Anniversary Kit” celebrating two years of providing unique monthly kits to their customers.  This month they are featuring the “Nature’s Garden” collection by Prima along with some beautiful Prima flowers and embellishments.
Our Blog Hop features six fantastic blogs from our Design Team and you must visit all blogs to see what each have created with their kit. 
Scrap That! has THREE prizes up for grabs:
1st prize, a flower add-on package
2nd prize, a Dusty Attic piece & a flower embellishment
3rd prize, a yard of beautiful lace
Read on to learn THREE ways you can win!

1.  First of all, you will need to visit all SIX blogs, become their follower and also leave a comment on each :-) ** This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs.**
2.  There is also have another fun way for you to win this month. Each Blog will have a word for you that in the end will form a secret sentence. You must collect all words and email the sentence to: 

3.  Finally, when you post the Scrap That! blinkie on your blog you will be eligible for an extra entry in our draw.
Now drum roll please....
ScrapThat! is pleased to present their “2nd Anniversary Kit”.  This kit is FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the beautiful Nature’s Garden collection from Prima. We bring you green, blue and brown colours inspired by nature… with this, included are matching crystals, Prima flowers, tiles, baby rosebud trim, pearl pins, tiny butterflies and wooden embellishments. This month, they have also included in the kit a piece of Polymer clay.
As Guest Designer this month I will be providing a tutorial on how to create a beautiful embellishment piece for your layout using the Polymer clay.  I'm going to be posting my 3rd layout with this kit along with the tutorial for a unique polymer clay embellishment in just a few days (May 4th).  So here is your first peek at the May Scrap That 2nd Anniversary Kit!...
May ~ Scrap That! 2nd Anniversary Kit
May Paper Add-on
May Embellishment Add-on
May Flower Add-on
And now, for the projects I created with this beautiful kit! (I have to say I just LOVED working with the goodies in this kit!  I had the kit and the embellishment add-on to work with and let me say, there was just ton's of beautiful things to work with.   I made 3 layouts and still have plenty more papers and embellishments to make more!)  Here is my first layout, I used a combination of the Nature Garden and Prima Fairy Belle papers in the kit to make up this page...
Here's some close-up pic's of the page so you can see all the pretty things you get with this kit....gotta love the different textures of blooms and that lovely Prima bling embellishment!  There are also a bunch of the Prima leaves included in the kit...I just love these for adding to a bloom cluster, it really gives a cluster of blooms a perfect 'finished' look. 

And here is my second layout that I made with this beautiful kit!

As for my 3rd layout with this amazing kit, I'm going to have you wait a few days for this one.  I'll be sharing it along with a tutorial on a fun way to use the chunk of Polymer Clay included in this kit. (Pssst! There will also be a sketch included with this post!)
The ScrapThat! Design Team have outdone themselves with their creations this month so be sure and stop by their gallery and leave them some love!
My Secret word is “is”
Next, head over to Jenifer’s Blog and Happy Hopping!
Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:
·         Gabrielle -    
·         Jenifer -    
·         Keren - 
·         Linda -  http://lindaabadie.com   
·         Sandi - 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Scrap That! 2nd Anniversary Sneak Peek at their May Kit!!

Last year I was honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the Scrap That Kit Club!  I so very much enjoyed working with that beautiful kit, so when I was asked to be the Guest Designer for their 2nd Anniversary kit, I just couldn't refuse!  And I'm so happy I accepted, this kit is just spectacular!  Just filled with GORGEOUS papers and embellishments, you won't want to miss out on this one (seriously, it's amazing!)  Above is a little sneak peek of the goodies in the kit! 

Be sure to come back April 30th for the kit reveal and join in the fun little blog hop (and have a chance at winning this beautiful kit!).  You'll have a chance to see the projects I made with this lovely kit as well as see the work of the amazingly creative Scrap That design team!  See you then!  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Looking for Some Inspiration? Bo Bunny has it!

Today's assignment for some of the Bo Bunny girls was rather a unique and fun one.  They gave us a photo to use as inspiration for a project.  (see photo below)  I loved the fresh summery look of this photo and it made me think of the pretty colors in the Bo Bunny 'Country Garden' collection.  I picked out the soft blues, buttery yellow and the fresh greens to make up my layout. 
Planting season is here and my whole family likes to get in on it.  My oldest daughter Chloe (now 14) has always loved to do the planting with us, so I chose to scrap a photo of her when she was about 8 years old, helping plant the blooms in front of the house. (I'll have to get some new pic's this year when we do our planting). 
Most of the products on this page are all from the Bo Bunny Country Garden collection with the exception of three Dusty Attic Chippies, the Scroll #7 (below), the Topiary Trees #1 (above) and the Grass Cluster #1
Patterned Paper: Country Garden (Stripe, Garden Seed)
Cardstock: Bo Bunny Double Dot (Clover)
6x6 Paper Pad: Country Garden
Noteworthy: Country Garden
Rubons: Country Garden
Country Garden Card Kit (for title rubon)
Jewels: Country Garden
Trinkets: Smoochable
Chipboard: Country Garden

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Truly, Madly, Deeply....In LoVe :)

Yep, it's that time again....we are celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary in a few weeks, and every year I like to do a little l/o just for us.  So how perfect that I got all my Webster's Pages 'In Love' design team goodies a couple of days ago!!  I LOVE this collection, such pretty papers and the embellishments (sigh, oh those cameos!)   I came up with the page design after playing with the Websters Pages digi stuff.  I was making little 'signature' designs (see the bottom of my post)...and I was kinda fond of the design I came up with for my signature line and used the design for this page!..... 
I was also so happy to have a chance to use one of the newest Dusty Attic chippies on this page.  Isn't that Heart Flourish chipboard lovely?  The finish I gave it was pretty simple.  Just a coating of white Gesso, a touch of pink chalk ink and a coating of Glossy Accents. (close-up above) 

TIP:  I've mentioned this one before, but in case anyone missed it.  I always love to save the baking from my ornate style stickers.  This is a piece from a Prima felt strip.  I just lay the piece on my page and then use a make-up sponge to dabb over it with some pink chalk ink. 
When you lift off the piece of paper, this is the left behind result. (below)  The backing piece has a waxy/shiney finish on one side that wipes off the ink nicely, so you can use the piece over and over. 
While I had out my bits and pieces of  the 'In Love' collection, I decided to make up a couple of cards too!  I have some Weddings and Wedding Showers coming up so I thought these would be perfect for some cardmaking! 
The chipboard fram here is another yummy new piece by Dusty Attic (these are a really nice size for cardmaking!)  ATC Frame Set #1 
  Websters Pages has something new out that they call 'Perfect Motifs" know all those beautiful images we like to cut out from the Websters Papers? Butterflies, dressforms, hearts & blooms?  Yep! they now make this wonderful paper pad just filled with these images, just made for cutting out!  I did this with the little dressform I added to the card, as well as the butterflies. 

And here is one more card I made, again using the In Love collection papers, mini pade papers and the Journaling cards! 

Well, I'm off to bake for my nephew (and his fiance's) bridal shower (Jack & Jill) this weekend.  Hmmm, now which card shall I use this weekend? :) 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oh! Good Golly!! Bo Bunny's Awesome Mid-Season releases!!!!

Ohhh!! Be still my heart!!  Have you seen the NEWEST mid-season releases by Bo Bunny??  This week they are showing their 3 newest collections and they started it out with this heartstopping collection!!  I'm in love!!  Here is a little peek at just some of the papers in the collection..... 

...And of course this collection comes with all the fabulous embellishments you've come to enjoy with Bo Bunny collections!  Check out this cute stamp set! ....
And if that isn't enough to absolutely delight you.....check it out!  Super cute embossed blooms to coordinate with the collection!!  Yipppeeee!! 
 ..........So, do you want to see more? Go check out the Bo Bunny Blog, and be sure to leave a comment to be eligable to win the whole collection!! Make sure you check out the posts for Wednesday and Thursday as well!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Websters Pages Everday Poetry & Some Guest Designer Inspiration!

It's our pleasure as the Webster's Pages design team to do a project each month based on design inspiraton from our Guest Designer for the month.  This month our Guest designer is the fabulous Nic Howard!  I've been a longtime fan of her gorgeous work so it was an honor and a pleasure to create a page inspired by her work!  For my page above I used the horizontal linear design that Nic used on her page 'This is our year' and also picked up the use of corrugated cardboard and kitchen twine, as Nic used on her page. 
I used a variety of the Classic and the Clean & Simple papers from the Websters Pages Everyday Poetry Collection to make up this page.  I also added just a touch of my favourite chipboard to the page, Dusty Attic's Flourish #5 to the page.  The finish I gave it is one I often like to use, painting it white, lightly inking the edges with some brown chalk ink, stamping a scripted word design on it and then coating it all with a crackle finish (Tim Holtz's Rock Candy).... 
I also used just a little piece of the Wrought Iron Fence Border from Dusty Attic to add a fun design element to the Websters Pages door design.  This I just inked with some black chalk ink and added dabs of bronze 3D paint and some turquoise paint. (below) 
NOTE:  My friend Vicky just informed me that she has just this past weekend restocked her etsy shop with loads of the newest Dusty Attic goodies, so if you are looking for a good source to get your Dusty on you can find it HERE... 

To see more of Nic Howard's work, be sure to drop by the Websters Pages Ning site, and you can also see what the rest of the design team created using Nic's work as inspiration! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Siblings! Gotta love them!

Here's a layout I recently made using a photo I took of my two girls at an apple festival we went to.  Although my girls are 3 years apart, I love that the two of them get along (most of the time :) and have fun together.

I used another pretty  Dusty Attic Chippie in the corner (Scroll #7
 Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! xx 


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