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!!

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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!!

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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}.

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!


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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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FOLLOWERS COMPETITION PRIZE

TO WIN OUR FOLLOWERS COMPETITION YOU NEED TO BE AN OFFICIAL 
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! :)

Monday, 16 February 2015

cherish Mid Month Mood Board at Scrap Around the World

We had another gorgeous Mood Board to play with this month at Scrap Around the World http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/! designed by the talented Tatiana Sidorenko!  
Love the greens and the ethereal feel of the board. So I went with a little magical fun
 I used the Secret Admirer Collection from Kaisercraft. The colors were a perfect match for this photo of a little pixie I know.  
 I had fun playing with gesso and moulding paste mists and gelatos! I simply painted the entire background with gesso as a primer. Then I used my 12 by 12 bubble stencil from Prima and slathered on the moulding paste! I tried to keep the colors consistent using Prima and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. I went over it again with a smaller stencil and added little flowers made of moulding paste with bling centres.
I backed the photo with cardboard to raise it up so I could tuck my flowers under it. My blooms are primarily Petaloo for this layout except for the big blue one. 
You can see more of the secondary masking here with a few blooms, a Prima resin and plenty more petaloo flowers. I did very little stamping on this page. I used a script stamp from Gabrielle Pollaco's new stamp set and stamped just a bit around the photo. 
Gabi's Label Stamp Set by Gabrielle Pollacco

 And last but not least the title. I used chalkboard paint on my chipboard this time and I love the flat matte look of it! A couple of small Prima resins to finish it off!

I know that I had set some goals for myself this year one of them being more layouts each month, Unfortunately right now I am acclimatizing to working again so not too many things getting done on the scrap front. Although there is a almost finished layout on my desk for the Keaton album and a little layout I did using a kit from the Scrapbook Diaries. So stay tuned and see you soon! All the best! :)
Happy Family Day!



Monday, 9 February 2015

Scrap Around the World Febraruy Mood Board by Tatyana Sidorenko

This month at Scrap Around the World we have this gorgeous Mood Board from the incredibly talented Tatyana Sidorenko!
Stunning isn't it? You just have to play along when you see this!
He is a sneek peak of my layout coming up min-month!
Don't forget to join in and please read the rules carefully before you start your project! Now for the yummy prizes! 

ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

1ST PRIZE



$50 worth of chipboard 2Crafty Chipboard!
{Below is only a sampling - you will receive
 a good selection of latest designs!}




2Crafty chipboard Australian owned & operated and wholesaler 
Laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia. We were
 in operation since October 2006, and more than 1,000 projects on offer.
We are proud that the quality of products, which are universal and up to date 
market trends, as well as offering unsurpassed customer service, 
with the rapid turnover of jobs large and small. Visit our website  HERE .

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

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2nd place

OVER $ 35 worth of product  7 Dots Studio !

EXACTLY as shown below




7 Dots Studio was born from a dream and dreams. 
We scrapbooking European manufacturer of  high 
quality  scrapbooking products - paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets,  6x6 blocks, collecting sets and chipboard.

Our collections are amazingly talented artists - 
from pure, graphic designs in a mixed media collage grungy look. 
The fact that you can always be sure of are high quality and thickness
 our newspapers,  which makes them ideal for all types of media.

 Among our products you will find a clear stamp sets coordination 
our collections to make them more interesting and versatile.
We surprisingly happy and feel very blessed to see how many
 our products  like craftsmen and artists from around the world!

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

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3rd place

$30 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!!

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

4th prize

$ 25 worth of Product from  UmWowStudio !
{You will receive a great selection of latest product -
image is for visual purposes only & not identical to your prize!}



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 ! Our follow boards on Pinterest  HERE  & Youtube  HERE !!

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5TH PRIZE

$ 20 worth of product from  13arts
{Image for display purposes only -you will 
receive a random selection of luscious stuff!}



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 our welcome!

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

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

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
 Highly inspirational & A 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  SO MUCH MORE for!  
LIKE us on Facebook  HERE  & follow Our Highly
 inspirational Blog  HERE  & Our Pinterest board  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!

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10TH PRIZE
Over $ 15 worth of product !! 
Courtesy of Our design team! 
{This month from Tusia Lech }



Pocket Life Kit from Art Workshop Kit Club. Worth 24 EUROS!
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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 !!!
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FOLLOWERS COMPETITION PRIZE

TO WIN OUR FOLLOWERS COMPETITION YOU NEED TO BE AN OFFICIAL 
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.

It looks like this...


THEN YOU NEED TO COMMENT ON ANY OF OUR BLOG POSTS THIS MONTH!
ONE WINNER PER MONTH WILL BE CHOSEN FROM OUR BLOG COMMENTERS
BUT FIRST WE WILL CHECK THAT YOU ARE ALSO AN OFFICIAL FOLLOWER!

THIS IS A WAY TO WIN WITHOUT EVEN ENTERING OUR CHALLENGE!
SIMPLY BY SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT & COMMENTING!!


SaCrafters offers variety of chipboard,sturdy wood products (suitable for mixed media), 
stencils, embellishments& alterable items.  We cut our own product to ensure great quality
 & affordable prices! . Every month we come out with exciting new products, perfect for
 scrapbooking, card making, mini album making, mixed media & altered projects.

 If you would like to customize your order, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook 
page.  Visit our blogYoutube channel, Facebook page, & Facebook group (a community 
full of amazing crafters) to share your creativity & be inspired!  Shop our store HERE!!


Wow right? Don't miss out! Get your creative juices going and take a chance! Hope to see you there! All the best! :)