Saturday, May 28, 2016

Live Laugh Love
(Scraps of Elegance "Belle Journee" kit)


Have you seen the new Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance May kits yet?

They're absolutely gorgeous, as always, and I am thrilled to be able to share with you my first project using the Scraps of Elegance kit, a super shabby chic BoBunny featured layout!

Oh, and speaking of BoBunny, did you hear?!
I made it to Round 2 of their 2016 Design Team Callout!  This girl couldn't be happier!


The SOE May kit is called "Belle Journee" and it features the very elegant Soiree collection from BoBunny, chipboard from Blue Fern Studios, flowers from Prima and lots more!


Along with the Main kit, I received and used on my projects
the Elements add-on:


and Floral add-on:


Now let's take a closer look at my layout!

I took apart and detached the layers of some of the Prima roses from the add-on to create more flowers.  I do this fairly often, as it allows me to make the most of my kit!  I added a pearl brad from my own stash in the center.


I covered the Blue Fern Studio chipboard key with Imagine Ink Snow embossing powder.


I used the sand molding paste with the stencil included in the Main kit and added some Frills for more texture.

The little girls are daughters of our friends - as pretty as can be!


 I will be back on Monday to share with you another project created with the Belle Journee kit!

Hope you come back to visit!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

BIRTHDAY Give-It-Forward Giveaway


A few months back, I was lucky enough to win a HUGE scrapbooking prize!


This prize was hosted by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and consisted of all newly released items from numerous renowned manufactures at the latest CHA (Craft & Hobby Association).
Needless to say, I was beyond happy and feeling certainly blessed with good fortune!

Knowing that I couldn't use all those goodies myself, I set some aside, wanting to pay it forward somehow at some point in the year.  Since my birthday is in exactly 1 month, more specifically on June 26th, I decided to celebrate my special day by giving away to 1 lucky blog follower a 12x12 pizza box filled with papers, stickers, stamps, stencils, etc from the prize I won (plus a few extras)!

I call this giveaway my 2016 BIRTHDAY GIVE-IT-FORWARD!


You can find below some close-up images and a complete list of items included in the prize.

It's very easy to enter...  there are only 2 rules (but read carefully!)

1 - Become a follower of my blog (if not one already).

2 - Leave a comment on this blog post, guessing what age 
I will turn on my birthday this year.  If you happen to guess correctly, 
I will put your name twice in the draw for 2 chances to win.

Also, if you LIKE my Facebook page right HERE,
you will get another chance to win! 

This giveaway is open internationally and will close on June 25th, 11:59 pm EST.

I will announce the lucky winner on my birthday, June 26th!




The prize includes:
Kaisercraft – True Love collection kit (includes 6 patterned 12x12 double sided papers, 2 sheets of each design, 12x12 coordinating sticker sheet, 6 1/2” paper pad, collectables) / Creative Memories – A Year to Remember kit (includes 12 patterned 12x12 double sided papers, embellishment pack, designer stickers) / FabScraps – #Teens C80 Collection New Carders Pack (includes 4 different paper designs x6, 2 designs and 2 tag pages (die-cut) x2) / Elle's Studio – Little Moments paper collection pack (includes 6 patterned 12x12 double sided papers, light gray Letters & Numbers, black Letters & Numbers, Lil' Snippets: Blank Labels & Labels, Jonah Labels, Cutouts, Bits and Pieces, Journaling Tags, 6x6 paper pad, Jonah Alphabet stamp set, Little Moments stamp set) / Scrapbook Adhesives – E-Z Runner Grand / Close to my Heart – Everyday Life Perfect Plan Roller Stamp / Canvas Corp – misc papers / Canvas Corp – Burlap Flower green / Canvas Corp – Burlap Flower red / Avery Elle – Photopolymer Stamps – Canopy set / Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps – Zenspirations – Happy Spring set / Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – Love Chemistry set / Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps – One Cup at a Time set / Quietfire Design – Gentle Thoughts Rubber Stamps – Give Thanks – set of 2 / Stampendous! - Pop'cessories Die Set – Accessories for making pop-up cards / Technique Tuesday – Photopolymer Stamps – Planner – Fitness / Technique Tuesday – Photopolymer Stamps – Planner – Family Time / Elizabeth Craft Designs – Make n' Take Mania – 'Sweet' card supplies / Lawn Fawn – Photopolymer Clear Stamps – Loads of Fun set / Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts Custom Craft Dies – Loads of Fun set / The Crafter's Workshop – Balzer Designs – Mini on the Road / The Crafter's Workshop – Balzer Designs – Mini Tribal Fish / The Resin Rainbow – resin embellishments - chocolate brown set / Tsukineko – pigment ink – Radiant Neon

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lucky Stars
(Kraft + May Challenge)


I so love working with kraft colored products, including paper, so any chance I get to play along with the Kraft+ challenges, I am totally happy!  

This is my layout inspired by the May challenge!


This is the wild, fun and colorful image that inspired my creation!
Click HERE for all the details on this Kraft+ challenge!


Needless to say, the first thing that screamed out at me when looking at this image was the cool hip blue convertible.  I knew I had the perfect picture for it, of my nieces posing in this stage vintage car at Walt Disney World.  I fussy cut the car from the picture and made it pop out of my page.


I was also inspired by the bright colours which I thought looked awesome against the kraft background and some black and gold accents.  I wanted my layout to be a celebration of life!


I covered the chipboard stars with Imagine Ink 14karat embossing powder.


Look at these happy little super stars!



I have to admit, I chucked 2 first attempt at this layout in the garbage - I just couldn't get the background to my satisfaction.  They say "Third time's a charm", well, it certainly turned out to be true for me.  I love how my 3rd attempt turned out!

Thank you Kraft+ for the inspiration!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Time Tag
(More Than Words Mini Challenge


It's time for another Mini Challenge over at More Than Words...

And I created this tag just for it!


 The word this month is: TIME

Check out the More Than Words blog right HERE for more DT inspiration!

You have to include the word TIME on a card, tag or ATC and share it on the More Than Words Facebook page by the end of the month to be eligible to win!

I chose to use the word on my tag as part of this inspirational quote.


The base of my tag was treated with various mediums, like distress stains, embossing powders, mists and shimmery paints. I added a clock face badge to emphasize the whole time theme.


Here's to hoping that you will take the TIME this week to play along!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Memory Of A Beautiful Life
(Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal)


I'm back again this mid-month for another DT reveal for Stuck?! Sketches.

This time I've created a very shabby chic layout using the very elegant Soiree collection from BoBunny.


Take a look at this wonderful sketch designed by Laura Whitaker:


To see more DT inspiration using this sketch 
and learn all about Stuck?! Sketches, click HERE.

This page is choc full of BoBunny, from the papers to the noteworthy die-cuts, layered chipboard,  buttons, tag and title as well as doily.


Layer upon layer of pastel colors, pretty flowery designs and chic elements!


The picture dates back quite a few years.  It is of me and my best friend Denise from childhood.
We've had so many good times throughout the years, especially during our teenage years!
Although we don't see or talk to each other as much now, she will always hold a very special place in my heart and my memories.


Thank you for visiting!