Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June Glitz

Hello everyone! I hope your summer is going great. As you know, we are all creating with fathers or with the important boys and men in our lives in mind this month for the blog challenge.

When I set out to create a layout for this challenge, I immediately thought of pulling brown and neutral papers but the photo I wanted to use was so fun and bright that I ended up going with the more cheerful goodies in the Pretty In Pink collection. This is what I created...

If you have the Lotus Pendants die from Spellbinders, you'll be happy to know that the round Glitzers fit perfectly inside to create the most beautiful embellishments for your pages! Here's a couple of close-ups.

My second page was created with the beautiful teals and reds in the Happy Travels collection. I just can't get enough of this versatile range!

I cut out the flowers in the Bicycle paper to accent my mulberry flowers and really love the result. Here's a closer look...

I also did some stamping on the background. To get a random look, use a baby wipe to soften the ink around the edges of your stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today. I hope you found some inspiration and remember, there's still some time to enter the blog challenge!


Supply List:
'Dad' layout
Pretty in Pink  12 x 12 Ledger paper
French Kiss 12 x 12 Hats paper
Pretty in Pink 12 x 12 Polka paper
Pretty in Pink 12 x 12 Music paper
Pretty in Pink Glitzers
Pretty in Pink Giant Rhinestones
Pretty in Pink Peek-A-Boo

'Love, A Beautiful Thing' layout
Happy Travels Polka paper
Happy Travels Bicycle paper
Happy Travels Stripe paper
Happy Travels 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Happy Travels Cardstock Stickers - Titles
Happy Travels Epoxy Stickers
Happy Travels Clear Acrylic Stamps

Monday, June 18, 2012

An Island Jewel

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed this past Father's Day weekend with the fathers in your life. It was gorgeous weather here and we had a great time. But now I'm back to share with you my page for this month's sketch over at My Creative Sketches.

The warmer weather inspired me to work with the beautiful Tropical Travelogue collection by Graphic 45, looove these papers! There's lots of dimension on this page as I added a bit of gesso, sand, fibers and seashells.

G45 papers are perfect for detailed cutting so I added many cut out images from the design papers, so much fun!

Here's the beautiful sketch to provide you with inspiration...

And the amazing prize up for grabs!

Hope you find time to stop by My Creative Sketches and play along, I'd love to see your beautiful creations!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

MCS Goes To London!

Well, not exactly, but we are all very excited about this month's LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook because it features the STUNNING London Market collection by Pink Paislee along with loads of gorgeous embellishments. Take a look at what the kit looked like right out of the box...

I think this is one of my favorite kits ever. The papers are all so soft and beautiful and the embellishments and flowers made creating my pages a breeze! Here are my creations for the month. Please forgive me for not elaborating too much, you probably know how super busy June is.

Here's my second page. I have been in a banner kick lately so you'll see banners all around, tee hee!

For my next page I used one of Nadia, fabulous sketches. Her sketches are all just so beautiful, thanks Nadia for the inspiration!

And finally a simple page not to let any scraps go to waste. LOVE every piece in this kit!

Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you found some inspiration. Also, remember that My Creative Scrapbook is holding a special Prima contest and has a wonderful Prima promotion for new subscribers. Stop by the website and take a look!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch Design Team!!!

I'm so excited to be joining the company of so many talented women over at Once Upon...A Sketch. Besides working with many wonderful and talented international scrappy friends, I get to work with Nadia's gorgeous sketches... a huge thank you to Nadia for the amazing invitation!

Here's the rest of the impressive line-up:
Jeni O'Connor -Administrator (Australia /Canada)
Georgia Heald - Guest Designer coordinator (Australia)
Patti Hamil - Sponsorship Administrator (USA)
Eila Sandberg (Sweden)
Efi Stamatelli (Greece)
Erin Blegen ( USA)
Romy Veul (The Netherlands)
Kelly Foster (USA)
Jolaine Frias (USA)
Vicky Alberto (Canada)
Luzma Bruna (Chile)
Mona Pendleton (USA)
Solange Marques (Brazil)
Anna Zaprzelska/Brises (Poland)
Evgenia Petzer (South Africa)
Renata Moni (Brazil)
Elena Stefanidou (Greece)
Melenia Agapides (Greece)
Cathy Cafun (Australia)
Tina Walker (USA)
Kim Jeffress (Australia)
Florence Teixeira - France
Helena Virpi (Italy)
Hilde Aaslund (Norway)
Kay Fatula (USA)
Camilla Ekman (Sweden)
Svetlana Austin (South Africa)

Be sure to check out OUAS and the fabulous monthly challenges.

MCS Prima Contest

My Creative Scrapbook is having a Prima Contest!! Head on over to our blog or our message board for all the details! We have this Huge Prima Prize package just waiting to be won by YOU!

We also have a few more Prima Prizes to give away too!

So, come on over and visit us to see how you can win these Prima Prizes! You will also want to reserve your Prima Kit to be entered in our "Win Prima flowers" contest. Yay!! What could be better than winning Prima flowers?!

Hurry… so you don't want miss out. Visit us real soon for your chance to WIN! We are so excited to show you all the surprises that we have in store for you! Go HERE

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Winners And A Sneak Peek!!!!

Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks so much for taking part in my giveaway, I truly appreciate you all, old and new followers alike. Your comments are so encouraging and I'm always in awe of all the friends I've been able to 'meet' all over the world, so THANK YOU!

I used to pick the winners and here they are...

-The Happy Travels set goes to Kelly Foster

-The Pretty in Pink set goes to Kristin Michelle

-The French Kiss set goes to jerrsmmamma

Congratulations ladies!!! Be sure to send me your address so I can get your goodies your way! Here's my email,

I also wanted to share with you few sneaks of my projects using June's Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook. As you know, the full reveal is in a couple of days but I have a feeling this one is going to sell out quickly, it is GORGEOUS!!! If you've been thinking about subscribing but have yet to do so, this is the perfect time. The kit is packed with beautiful papers and embellies you won't want to miss. Here's a sneaky peek...

Hope you join me on Tuesday for the full reveal, till then, have a happy scrappy time!