Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Glitz CHA Projects

Hello again! I am so excited because for the first time, I was invited to send in my layouts to CHA! Although I was not able to attend, the next best thing was playing with the luscious new collections from Glitz and today I get to share them with you!

We were asked to create two layouts with each collection, one 12x12 and one 8x8. First up, the beautiful French Kiss. I really love the neutral colors and vintage imagery in this collection.

Next up, is Pretty In Pink. This collection is so sweet and easy to work with. I love that the embellishments range from sweet and bright to grungy and vintage.

And finally, the Happy Travels collection is just darling! There's muted creams and blues but also rich brown and sienna tones, LOVE it! 

So what do you think about the new collections? If you're anything like me, I know you can't wait to play with these papers and embellishmens! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek today, have a wonderful week!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photo Inspiration with Glitz Design

Hello again! As you probably know by now, Glitz blog challenge this month is to draw inspiration in the photo below for our projects. Easy task I thought as the photo is simply gorgeous!

For my first layout, I used the photo as a sketch and tried to recreate its design features.

The Peek-A-Boo frame made it easy to include the round element in place of the mirror and all the fussy cut flowers helped me re-create the garland on the mantle. Here's a couple of close-ups...

For my next layout, I wanted to create a wintry page using a monochromatic palette, just like in the photo. Though Glitz doesn't have a winter-themed collection, I thought blue, cream and ivory would help me scrap this photo of my daughter wearing a Santa hat (though I cropped the red part off).

I used a mini album page and a doily die  for my background. I also stamped a couple of images onto my page.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you found inspiration in my post. And don't forget, Glitz Blog challenge of the month is still going on!

"Beautiful" LO by Jolaine Frias

Glitz Design "Dance in the Sunshine" Floral paper
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Rose paper
Glitz Design"Beautiful Dreamer" Stripe paper
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Peek-A-Boos
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Whatnots

"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words" LO by Jolaine Frias
Glitz Design"Beautiful Dreamer" Polka paper
Glitz Design"Beautiful Dreamer" Toile paper

Glitz Design "Dance in the Sunshine" Chipboard Album
Glitz Design"Vintage Blue" Stamp set
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Peek-A-Boos
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Whatnots

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pion Design Giveaway

Today is Pion Design 1 year blog anniversary and we would like to celebrate with some wonderful blog candy! What you need to do to have the chance to win the entire collection of From My Heart ll and From My Heart ll 6×6 is…

•become a subscriber to our blog (under “Follow Us” in the sidebar)
•write about our blog candy on your blog with our logo and link back to Pion Design
•last but not least, write a comment to this post and tell us your favourite collection from Pion Design.

The winner will be announced 14 th of February, on Valentines Day.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Hello again! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I decided it was time to share some love with all of you, my sweet friends. One person will win this awesome kit with shabby chic papers perfect for your Valentine Days projects. I also included a laser cut sheet, pink roses, Prima mistable flowers, bling, ribbon and doilies. 

You know the drill, become a follower (if you aren't already), leave a message under this post and I'll choose a winner on January 31st to give you enough time to get your projects done by Feb 14th.

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MCS January Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday all! My Creative Sketches is hosting its first sketch challenge of the year and the sketch is beautiful and inspiring. This is my take on the sketch...

I used the beautiful Prima Romantique collection with lots of flowers and Dusty Attic chipboard mixed in. Here's a closer look:

These flowers are so exquisite, I just love them!

I painted the chipboard frame with crakle paint and inked the edges for a soft look.

As you may know, Pam is always very generous with her prizes, take a look at the amazing goodies up for grabs this month!

I do hope you have time to play along! Head over to My Creative Sketches to be inspired by the other DT examples and join in on the fun!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pion Design!!!!

I have been bursting with excitement for a few days now and  I finally get to share the news...I was lucky to be selected as a guest designer for Pion Design's 2012 team!!! I absolutely adore their shabby chic papers and the DT is truly amazing, SOOOOOO happy! Here's the rest of the talented ladies I'll be working with:

I hear there's a box of goodness on its way from Sweden to my home. I can't wait to start creating with their beautiful collections!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Glitz!!!

Are you ready to check out Glitz Design new collections?! These are amazing!!!!

You likey? I can't pick a favorite as I love them all but I'm not gonna lie, I have to say I'm pretty excited that burlap paper in the French Kiss collection! And what about those 6x6 papers?

Be sure to "Like" the Glitz Design Facebook Page and visit the Glitz Design blog to win goodies during CHA!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Limited Edition Kit Reveal

Hello again! Today I'm sharing my projects with the wonderful LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook for the month of January. The kit features the beautiful and whimsical collection, Winter Fairy Tales by Webster's Pages along with heaps of gorgeous embellishments.

Magic All Around. Though it's a winter collection, it really is very versatile so I decided to use this fun photo of Emily I took a couple of months ago while playing in the backyard.

A few close-ups...

I did lots of fussy cutting and detailing. The fairy above was treated with Stickles on its wings and the medallion below was covered with Crackle Accents.

Winter Joy. My next page was also very fun to create. I actually took my paper and cut out all the stars while watching a movie.

Here's a closer look...

The Place... I'm slowly scrapping the pictures from our trip to Disney World. I thought this collection lends itself for the theme.

Sweet Smiles. My last page came together very quickly. I just did a little masking and then I placed some embellies around my photo.

I love Webster's story teller stickers and the kit came with three different colors of them!

There's tons more inspiration in the MCS DT gallery so be sure to check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!