Thursday, July 2, 2015

Scrap Around the World
July Mood Board Reveal & Sponsor Prizes

Scrap Around the World 
has revealed their July Mood Board - Challenge 27!!!

This gloriously optimistic Mood Board was designed by 
fellow Canadian Pam Ellis {Canada} 

Click HERE to see the project reveal from the 1st part of the SATW DT
& to find out all the details of this challenge!

The mid-month reveal from the 2nd part of the DT will go live on the 16th.

This is a sneak peek of my layout!!!


Each month Scrap Around the World offers 
10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize
& 1 follower's prize so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!

All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers 
of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please
remember that to be eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry
to the SATW Facebook page HERE!  The other random prize is for one lucky
COMMENTER so no need to even enter a project for this prize!
Just leave some comment encouragement on any of 
the SATW 7 monthly blog posts right HERE!



OVER $50 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments


$30 worth of product from 13@rts

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$25 worth of product from UmWowStudio

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$20 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image below is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited

{image below is for illustration purposes &  may not reflect exactly what you will receive}


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.


$15 worth of product from Studio75

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Yasmin Tölche {Norway}


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner usually receives the previous month's kit
 from Scraps of Elegance, valued at $36.95}


$50 Gift Certificate from The Dusty Attic

The deadline for this challenge is Friday 31st July 2015.

I hope you will join us at Scrap Around The World!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

(White with 1 DT Reveal - Marsala)

This month's color challenge at White with 1 has just been revealed today!

Marsala... is a deep burgundy wine, beautifully warm and seductively sweet.

I found it challenging and I thought I had it down to par when I was working on my layout,
but then seeing it on here, I think I didn't quite get it right.
But I do say that it's close enough.  The picture turned out a little dark.

You probably recognized me from my younger days...

Yes! I was 21 years old then, back in 1996,
an English major, graduating from University.

After dabbing some white paint on my flower cluster and chipboard,
it actually came closer to this month's colour than the paper.

If you want to see lots more 'Marsala' inspiration,
click HERE to visit the WW1 blog to see the full DT reveal.

By playing along this month, you could win prizes sponsored by:

Imaginarium Design

Scrabpook Boutique

 Scrapbook Boutique


Funky Flair Studios

funky flairs studio

or become an International Guest Designer (if you live outside Australia).

Hope you will play along!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Family Altered Frame Tutorial
(for Off the Rails Scrapooking)

It's my time to share another tutorial
on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog today!

My project, a Family altered frame inspired by this beautiful and fun mood palette,
 was revealed HERE on the mid-month DT reveal on June 15th.

Well, visit Off the Rails Scrapbooking right HERE for a step by step tutorial
on how I created my frame using a simple frame from my local Dollarstore!

Here are some sneak peeks of my tutorial post.

Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Remember I Heart You
(SOS June Sketch DT Reveal)

What a bittersweet post I'm sharing with you today
as it is my last DT reveal for Scrap Our Stash challenge blog!

My SOS experience has come full circle and after a whole year of
being on this fabulous DT, it is now time for me to step back and
let someone else have the incredible opportunity
of being on such a great team!

I'm leaving with a bang though as I think that this is my favorite SOS creation so far.

First, let's take a look at the June Sketch challenge #27:

Along with using this fabulous sketch, designed by Ashley Horton, as inspiration, the challenge also asks to create a card with the leftover stash used to create the layout.

Click HERE to find out all the details!

I used the beautiful My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Record It 'Heirloom' collection to create both my layout and my card.

I love the colour combination of kraft with pink and red.

 I was also able to fussy cut all those beautiful hearts from the MME patterned paper.

This picture of my nieces is so precious and was the perfect focal point of my page.

Now let's take a look at the card I created with some of the leftovers,
keeping on with the love and heart theme.

I loved this challenge and I love how my layout-card set turned out.

Now let's see what you create based on Sketch Challenge #27!

Link up HERE by June 29th for the chance to win!

A big THANK YOU to Brenda and Rochelle,
owners of the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog
for having me as one of their designers the past year.
I enjoyed every single minute of it!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Special DT Announcement

How thrilled am I to be finally sharing this news with you all today!!!

I was asked to be on the Design Team of:

Lemoncraft is a scrapbooking manufacturer originating from Poland
and owned by Anna Zaprzelska, which offers some of the most beautiful 
paper collections I've seen, along with pretty delicate embellishments,
and I fell in love with their products the first moment I saw them a year ago.

Here are just some of the gorgeous collections designed by Lemoncraft
with which I'll have the pleasure of creating for the remainder of 2015!

And I am so happy to be designing along these talented ladies:

Barbara Gutt - Poland
Dina Akhmetova - Russia
Djamila Khiter - France 
Ewa Szelest - Poland
Kasia Udalska - Poland 
Klaudia Szpunar - Switzerland 
Maja Nowak - Poland 
Irena Maciaq - Belgium 

Thank you Anna for giving me this fabulous creative opportunity!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

(2Crafty Farewell DT Reveal - part 2)

Two years have just flown by (time flies when you're having fun!),
and now this is my last share as DT member for 2Crafty Chipboard!

Starting with a beautiful Bo Bunny background patterned paper
adorned with fancy flourishes stenciled on the edges, 
I was then inspired by the doily design on the paper
to then add many doily-type chipboard pieces from 2Crafty.

First of all, let's take a look at the title "Together Is My Favorite 
Place To Be", which I divided into a few pieces in order to
best line in up on my page.  It was painted with white gesso,
dabbed with 2 different blue distress stains and then white washed
with pearly white paint.  I bordered the title with the
pretty "Stitched Lace Border", simply painted white because
I absolutely wanted the details of the lacy design to stand out.

You see here the most beautiful chipboard hearts ever,
called "Lace Heart Frames".  You get 2 of them in a pack.

Among my flower clusters, I added these cute tiny hearts 
from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" set, painted white.

Needless to say, this is my current favorite picture of me and my love.

Thank you for joining me every month for the last 2 years 
while I shared with you my creations using gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.

If you want to see all chippies offered by 2Crafty,
visit their website HERE.

2Crafty Chipboard used: