Saturday, 18 April 2015

Smile

I was unable to attend our family Easter dinner this year. Knowing that I was down and out about it my daughter and granddaughters Lilly & Emily sent me some selfies to cheer me up. I loved the pics so much I decided to scrap them using my new kit from My Creative Scrapbook! The LE kit had the gorgeous Blue Fern papers from their Love Story line perfect for these pics! 
 I decided to play around with some mixed media mediums on this round. I seem to be in the mood to make messes lately! I gessoed the background then added some texture with a Prima doily stencil and some moulding paste.
I added some drywall tape and the new Heart Attack chippie from Dusty Attic. I then went around with a few other stencils and added some more moulding paste. Then the misting began!
I used a bunch of colors. Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp gang was the predominant color then came Tattered Angels in Mel's Diner, Rum Punch, Candy Apple Red and Starfish. I also went around the page and did some stamping with small stamps from 7Dots Studio.
Another close-up of the masking and misting. Love this new chippie from Dusty!
To break it up at bit I misted the smaller chippies from various Prima lines with Prima's Gold Foil Color Bloom Mist as well as Tattered Angels Fern for the leaves. The bigger flowers are from Petaloo (I love their Botanica line!) and the smaller ones from Prima.
That's it for me today. So much to do and so little time! Have a great weekend! All the best! :)

Thursday, 16 April 2015

live, love, laugh



 This month at Scrap Around the World we had an amazing Mood Board to work with designed by the talented Hera Sugitani. This is my interpretation of it. A vintage photo of my parents (mom was only eighteen at the time!) at the beach.
And this is the Mood Board
Gorgeous isn't it?
Love the whole ocean theme and the colors so I naturally turned to Prima's Seashore Collection. I used alot of mixed media product on this layout for texture as well as some new Dusty Attic.
I stenciled the background, then inked it. Then I added some Dusty Attic Grass Clusters to match the stamping. I also used a small piece from Wildflowers #1 from Dusty Attic. My favourite piece is the new crooked fence from Dusty!
Another vantage point.
You can see here the moulding paste and stencil I used. I believe it's from Prima (since I did canvas' with my granddaughters I can't find half of my stencil covers!).
A seashell and flower cluster. All the blooms are from Prima's Seashore line.
You can find the contest here:  Scrap Around the World and you have plenty of time to submit an entry! Please remember to read our rules carefully!! And check out the awesome prizes we have this month from our wonderful sponsors!

ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

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1ST PRIZE

$50 worth of product from 13@rts
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of exactly what you will receive}



13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!


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2ND PRIZE

$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!






Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by
Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design
& manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps
& flair products. We have been in operation since September 2013.

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to
any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a
store register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog
HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE & Youtube HERE.
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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}



2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!

--------------------------------

4TH PRIZE

OVER $25 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!

EXACTLY AS SHOWN BELOW


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.
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5TH PRIZE

$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio
{Image below is a random selection of their products}



UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) they span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!
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6TH PRIZE

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Choose your set of 5 + 1 copics HERE!} 



www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!

--------------------------------

7TH PRIZE

$15 worth of product from Studio75
EXACTLY AS SHOWN BELOW

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!

---------------------------


8TH PRIZE

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}



Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.

-----------------------------------

9TH PRIZE

15 euro gift voucher from Mixed Media Place




Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,

carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 

The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!

------------------------------------
10TH PRIZE



Over $40 worth of product courtesy of our design team

member & Instagram Manager Jelissa Mei!



Ooooh I see a great selection of flowers, a lovely big stamp 
set & a couple of sets of chipboard stickers - nice!!


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RANDOM PRIZE

Scrapbook kit from SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB
Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!




Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!

I know these posts are long but well worth the look! Check back with me over the  weekend as I have another layout for you! It has been slow going I am sorry it seems that there is always something setting me back. I just lost my beloved dog Storm and am devastated. I hope to be able to do a page for her ! As soon as I am able to look at her picture without sobbing :( 
Wishing you all the best!http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/

Monday, 30 March 2015

Ashley

 There was an amazing Mood Board this month at Dusty Attic and I couldn't help myself I just had to give it a try! So without further ado my layout called Ashley
 And this is their awesome Mood Board.
 
I just love this photo of my oldest daughter Ashley. This is her on her way home from Florida. The trip was a birthday gift from her friends. She had just turned 30 a few days before! She looks so relaxed and is wearing my favorite color so I just had to do something with it! Hence this canvas.
This was the inspiration for this particular canvas the peacock feather by Dusty Attic. I used embossing powders on it trying to match the colors in Ashley's shirt.
A slew of flowers from Petaloo and more beautiful chippies from Dusty!
Another close-up of the beautiful chipboard. 
Sorry for the different shadows in the photos. I am exhausted after working all week and just got home after 10 hours. But I didn't want to miss out. Sorry for the abrupt post but I will come back and edit it tomorrow when I am more able to move! My body is seizing as I write! :( Thanks for dropping by!
All the best!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Bloom

This month at Scrap Around the World we had a very interesting Mood Board to work with designed by the uber talented Terhi Koskinen!
I was mostly inspired by the colors the blue and the yellow. Yet somehow I came up with this:
I went wild with color and mixed media. I mostly tried to focus around the blue and yellow but added a little orangey redish color for fun. I dug deep into my stash and used Prima's Zephr papers. I remember when I first bought them I fell in love with the bold colors and gorgeous flowers and now I finally got to use them! And now for some close-ups!
I used a Prima stencil on the background and then misted with Prima's Glistening Waves, Heidi Swapp's Tropicana Teal and Tattered Angels Sunshine Sisters. Then I used a sponge and dabbed on some acrylic silks for fun.
I also did some stamping around the page with a Prima word stamp and a leaf stem stamp I've had forever! I also used my wheat stamp to do some fun embossing on the page with some glitter embossing powder. You can see here just a fraction of the sparkle it gives off! Of course all the embellies are from the Prima Zephyr line! The twine I colored with mist and added a bow behind the orange flower.
Wood ticket also from the Prima Zephr line.
I went around part of the page just to break up the color with another mask but this time used black embossing powder to add a bit of a border and my title.
Lots of Prima flowers! You can see here in the yellow moulding paste that I used glass beads on some of the masked elements.
Last close-up.
And as you all know we have some of the best prizes on out site!!!


1ST PRIZE

$50 worth of product from UmWowStudio!
IMAGE BELOW IS A SELECTION OF THEIR PRODUCTS



UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) we span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!

--------------------------------

2ND PRIZE

$35 worth of product from 13@rts



13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all are welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!

---------------------------------


3RD PRIZE

OVER $30 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!





7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits, chipboard & stencils.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of is high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.

-----------------------------

4TH PRIZE

$25 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}




2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalized jobs,whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!

--------------------------------

5TH PRIZE

$20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!





Creative Embellishments is a family-owned company, established in
September 2013, by Michael & Nicole Kramer, a husband & wife
 team, who design & produce unique, high-quality chipboard, 
wood, rubber stamps & flairs.

Their mission is to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to
 any project to bring out your inner creativity!  In the near future they will 
be expanding into other media such as acrylic products, stencils, etc!

 They custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale shop for stores, 
kit clubs & orders for classes.  Find their website HERE ! If you have a
store sign up for their wholesale  division HERE . Check out their
blog  HERE  & follow them on Instagram HERE  & YouTube HERE.
GIVE THIS FANTASTIC NEW COMPANY YOUR SUPPORT!!

--------------------------------

6TH PRIZE

$15 worth of product from Studio75
{Exactly as shown below}


Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!

-----------------------------------

7TH PRIZE

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}



Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  


Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.
Wholesale website HERE.

-----------------------------------

8TH PRIZE

15 EURO gift voucher from Mixed Media Place




Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects 
going. The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - 
we are here to help you to spread your wings & fly! 

Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our
 boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!

---------------------------
9TH PRIZE

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France.
{Choose your set of 5 + 1 copics HERE!} 



www.copicmarqueurs.com is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!

---------------------------

10TH PRIZE 

{Always sponsored by the SATW Design Team}

$40 worth of product courtesy of our very generous
design team member Tiphanie BARBREAU!



Prize consists of TWO full packs of Stazons (pumpkin & vibrant violet), Basic Grey flair stickers, full pack of Basic Grey layered stickers, AND a set of watercolor pencils!!


-------------------------------

RANDOM PRIZE

Scrapbook kit from SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB
Random Winner will always receive last month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!




Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!

------------------------------------------


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BLOG FOLLOWER - TO DO THIS SIGN UP SO YOUR THUMBNAIL IMAGE
APPEARS IN OUR GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWERS GADGET 
RIGHT AT THE TOP OF OUR LEFT HAND SIDEBAR.


I know these post are long so I will end it here. I also know that my blog has run dry as of late due to me trying to adjust to working again as well as undertaking a big renovation in our house. Now that the reno is done I am hoping to get more accomplished and see you more often! Don't give up on me yet! I promise there is more to come! All the best! :)