Thursday, October 27, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!

As promised during the October reveal from My Creative Scrapbook, we have a prize for the person who guessed the number of projects in the DT gallery this month. It was hard work for sure as there are sooo many but Maria had it correct!

Maria Castillo!

Congrats girl! Email me your address so that your pack of Prima goodies could make it's way over to you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Femenine and Masculine Layouts with Glitz Design

Hello everyone! I'm excited to back today to share a couple of pages I created using the beautiful new collection Vintage Blue. I adore the bold colors on this line and thought it was perfect for a grungy LO with a soft edge.

This first page you saw before as I created it using sketch #2 from My Creative Sketches sketch challenge.

I used my Big Shot to cut out some gears with chipboad and embossed them using Distress embossing powder. I also added a few flowers but since they have a newsprint design, I thought they could be somewhat manly, what do you think? Did I get away with it? LOL!

The photo here is my husband and son embracing each other. I thought that was a sweet moment to document and the tulle trim was used to add some softness to the overall feel of the page.

For my background, I used a Crafter's Workshop brick template and misted with Glimmer Mist. I love the new stamps which I added in the corner here.

For my next page, I created a more femenine design with the same collection. I wanted to show how versatile Vintage Blue can be!

I did some detailed cutting and layered the images around my photo.

Some of the cut out elements were poped up with dimentionals. I also inked the edges and stitched around my background paper.

I hope you feel inspired to work with this beautiful collection. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Safe and Secure
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Motif paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Stripe paper
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Polka paper
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Paper Layers
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Clear Acrylic stamp
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Trim
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha navy
Other: Tim Holtz Gadgets and Gears Die; Recollections flowers; Prima flowers, bling and alpha; Glimmer Mist, EK Success border punch

You Are Adored

Glitz Design Vintage Blue Motif paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Toile paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Polka paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Floral paper
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Rose paper

Glitz Design Vintage Blue Cardstock Stickers Titles
Other: paper doily; Recollections resin flowers; Prima flowers, Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Martha Stewart punch

Friday, October 21, 2011

MCS Sketch #2 of the Big Sketch Contest

Hey Everyone....It's time for Sketch #2 of our Big Sketch Contest of 2011... We have more fabulous Prizes to give away!!! Anyone, Yes, Non-Kit Subscribers are encouraged to play along too.

Each month for 3 months beginning Sept. 17 we will provide a sketch (designed by Kim Keane) for you to create a LO. This means you will get a different Sketch in Sept., Oct., and Nov. to create a LO. There will be a different blog post for each month to load your LOs for judging. There will be 3 winners and 3 prizes each month. The first winner will be judged and chosen by the Design Team and then Pam will draw 2 random names for a prize... yes, each month. We ask that you only have one entry per month or per sketch. Everyone that creates a LOs with all 3 sketches will be eligible for another PRIZE...yes...even another PRIZE......the "GRAND" Prize....and the winner for this will be randomly drawn. BUT to qualify for the Grand prize, you must upload all 3 of your LOs on Your Blog or in the MCS contest gallery and link them here in the Link attachment on the MCS blog. Yes, the Grand Prize will be a random draw so it's any one's game at this point. So that means if you have missed a month of playing along then here is your chance to catch up and still qualify for the Grand Prize…Deadlines for each month will be given as we go along each month...Awesome Contest, right???

And here's my take on the sketch using Glitz's brand new Vintage Blue collection:

Isn't this sketch fun?! I loved working with it but if you need a little nudge to play along, here it is... a prize pack full to the brim with Dusty Attic, Webster's Pages and of course, lots and lots of Prima!!!!

Now hop on over to My Creative Sketches and take a look at the other DT examples. I hope you get inspired to play along!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More MCS October Projects and a Giveaway!

Hello friends! I'm back to share with you my projects with the October LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I was so happy to find brand new Webster's Pages (my fave!) goodies in this month's kit. The featured paper collection is All About Me, looooove this range so much!!!

Here's a photo of the kit, no idea how Pam was able to fit so many gorgeous stuff in one package...

Beautiful Time. For this LO, I edited the photo to coordinate with the soft brown/grey hues in the papers. I also used a fabric ticket along with the butterfly stick pin to embellish.

Isn't that clock awesome? It's a brand new Prima vintage mirror included in the kit. I did lots of machine stitching as usual and added detail with Liquid Pearls in powder blue.

The World Is Your Playground. I just adore this photo of Dylan at the lake and thought it was just perfect for this collection.

Webster's Pages is the best for detailed cutting so I cut lots of images from the papers and popped them
 up on dimensionals.

The new Webster's bling is so fun and easy to use! I cut mine apart to get more mileage out of it.

You Love The Camera. This next page has a pretty simple design with some layering. I was happy to see it featured as one of the layouts of the week at Inspire Me .

We received so many embellishments with this kit, two bloomers trims, stick pins, feather flowers, and so much more!!!!

Holding Hands. For my last page, I used the die cut paper included in the kit and attached a paper border using the tutorial I shared earlier here.

The new Prima Shabby Chic resin pieces are just beautiful and add so much to a page.

Also, don't forget to check out MCS DT gallery then come back here and leave a comment letting me know how many projects we have this month for a chance to win a Prima Flowers prize pack, how fun is that! Good luck everyone!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Reveal At My Creative Scrapbook

Hello again! Today is reveal day at My Creative Scrapbook. I had the pleasure to work with this month's Main and Limited Edition kits. Today I'll share with you my work with the Main Kit. This kit has cuteness written all over it and it's jammed packed with fun papers and embellishments in the most beautiful autumn colors. The featured paper collection is Farmhouse by Crate Paper, take a look... and read on for a FUN GIVEAWAY!

Here are the projects I created with this kit. My first layout is titled Home Grown.

Though an older photo of Dylan, I just had to scrap it! The colors in the paper collection are the same ones as the ones on his sweater, I love when that happens!

For my next layout, Leaf Collector, I created my own burlap banner inspired by the cute wooden clothes pins included in the kit.

The chicken wire chipboard piece was a great addition to this kit. I embossed it to give it some texture.

The colors were perfect for a pumpkin picking LO so I totally went for the obvious, LOL! This one is titled Today Is Worth Remembering.

Did I mention I love this kit? LOL! I think my favorite part was the stacked tea cups, so sweet!

Lastly, I created the following recipe book by binding together some recipe cards and dividers with chipboard panels I cut using my Fiskars trimmer.

I really enjoyed creating with this kit and I know you will too!

And now for a fun Reveal Day Giveaway! Visit My Creative Scrapbook's DT Gallery and check out all the beautiful creations with the October kits; then come back here and leave a comment letting me know how many projects we have for this month. I'll draw a winner from the correct responses to receive a fabulous Prima flowers prize pack courtesy of Pam, MCS owner.

I hope you play along, who doesn't like Prima flowers, right?! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September Challenge At MCS

Hi everyone! It's my first time hosting a challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook and I'm so excited!!! I sure hope you have time to play along!

You probably have noticed that I love circles. I think they're a great way to create a focal point around your photo, especially when the rest of your layout may seem a bit busy.

So, your challenge this month is to create a new layout that incorporates circles in any way. The sky is the limit here, you can cut your background paper, or even your photos in the shape of a circle. You may try adding a stitched circle or just cut some pattern paper to add to your design. I'm sure you will wow us all with your creativity.

And if you need an incentive, take a look at the amazing prize package Pam has in store for the winner; Teresa Collins papers with Chipboard, Buttons, lots of flowers and the new Jenni Bowlin Paint dauber, Now that is fun!!!

This challenge runs till October 15th. You don't have to be a kit subscriber to play along but you do have to be a member. Sign up here and join the fun!