Friday, 25 September 2015

Our Story- Blue Fern Studios September Sketch Challenge

This past summer we had a mini-photo shoot session with a professional photographer. The pictures came out amazing and of course all my girls want their photos scrapped! This is my youngest daughter Jessie with my grandson Jaxon. I turned to Blue Fern Studios' Frolic Collection to scrap this photo and you can see the colors are a perfect match! 
I also used Blue Fern's September sketch as a guide for my layout.
I did some masking in the top left corner. It was the perfect opportunity to use my new stencil from Gabrielle Pollacco called Mini Moving Vines. I used some Olive Branch Spritz from Shimmerz to color the moulding paste.
I used Floral Lattice Bits from Blue Fern to back my photo. I used two different embossing powders to add a more textured look to the chipboard. I also did some masking on the left side of the page. All that day dragonflies were following Jessie around so I used my new stencil from Dusty Attic and some Ferro Modelling Cream in lightblue to add dragonflies to my background.
 I used my new stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations in Arianna Blooms to make this flower. I used Prima watercolor pencils to color it. I think learning how to use these pencils well is going to be an ongoing process for me lol!
Another homemade bloom. I made several of these and scattered them around my page. I also did a bit of stamping as well.
The last close-up is of my flower spray. A combination of Prima and my flowers. I also did a bit more masking behind the flowers with Dusty Attic's new Brick Wall Stencil and again colored the moulding paste with Chocolate Brownie Coloringz from Shimmerz. I used one of the quotes from the Blue Fern paper as my title.

That's it for me today. I hope you enjoyed! Have a great weekend! All the best! :)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Mr & Mrs Scrap Around the World Mid-month Reveal

 Hello again. Here today to show you my take on this month's Mood Board at Scrap Around the World. The Mood Board was designed by the talented Lydie Denis from France.
I was inspired by the vintage feel of the board. The wood, the old books, and the dab of pink in the rose. And here is my take. . .
 A photo of my grandparents and their wedding party. Sadly my grandparents on my mom's side lived in East Germany and for their entire life lived with the shadow of the Berlin WALL. I was able to visit them twice as a child and when I was a teenager my grandfather was finally able to come visit Canada. Once you turned 65 in East Germany you were deemed unnecessary and therefore it wasn't a threat if you defected so you were allowed to leave. Sadly my grandfather was waiting for my grandma to turn 65 but she didn't make it. She passed at 64 and was never able to see the wonderful life we lived here in Canada. My grandfather thought we were millions because we had a little bungalow with our own yard!!! Can you imagine the poverty? I remember their tiny little apartment. Two rooms. One was a kitchen, the other the bedroom/dining room/family room. They had a closet with a toilet in it for a washroom. My mother's bedroom was a couch. I understand why she defected! Back to the layout lol
I tired paper folding on this layout. I obviously need a lot more practice! Underneath the folds I did some masking and then allowed the ribbon to drape over it.
 I used Prima's Something Blue line for this layout. Their chipboard made a perfect title! The rose is also from Prima, the flower is from Petaloo. Again more masking done with a 7Dots stencil. Background misting was done with Lindy's Stamp Gang Cosmopolitan Pink.
A close-up of more masking and stamping. A couple of hand made flowers. I need to get back to this! I now own some awesome Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies so watch out for a ton of blooms in the future.
Last close-up. Some more Prima blooms and a Dusty Attic chippie (Wall Clock #2). Remember we are offering some awesome prizes as usual this month so pop on over to our blog HERE and check them out! In the meantime all the best! :)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Scrap Around the World September Reveal

It's that time again at Scrap Around the Wolrd for a new Mood Board! This month brings us a board from Lydie Denis an amazing designer! Loving the vintage look of the board with the worn book and wood finish and the colors pink and brown an awesome match!
Please visit our blog this month and give this board a try!! These are the awesome prizes you can win!!



$50 value Goodie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

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Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking.
  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests! 
We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly service!!
You can visit our blog HERE & see our amazing designs in store online HERE!  
We are also very present on social media so please join us on Facebook HERE
Instagram HERE, Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!


Prize package valued at $35 from 7 Dots Studio

 {What you see is what you get!}

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, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits, 
chipboard, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly talented 
artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grungeYou can always be
 sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media.  We feel so blessed
 & happy at how much our products are loved by crafters & artists all around
 the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE 
follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.


$30 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

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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 & our blog HERE!  We are happy
 to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer, or
 large jobs for retreats, classes, etc.  If you are a retailer would like to
 stock our products, please contact us for more information.  


$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael 
& Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique,
 high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. 
We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other 
product lines such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. 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.


$20 worth of products from 13@rts

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13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments
 & mixed media, 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! Please follow us on Instragram HERE, Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France 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!


$15 gift certificate from Studio75

Studio 75 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!


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

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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 & steam-punk 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.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove 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 $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Pascale B {France}

{What you see is what you get!}

This generous prize includes 2 sets of stamps from Kaisercraft & ArtStamp, 
1 pack of 3rd Eye Craft round frames, 1 pack of Prima Junkyard Findings 
& a beautiful selection of white & cream coloured paper flowers.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE July 2015 kit valued at $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 & HEREPlease LIKE us
 on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to
 our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!


$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs 
& manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.
  We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are
 proud to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with
 our great range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep
 things fresh!   We love seeing the creations our customers have made & also
 love to hear your feedback as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an online 
store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies HERE & you can
find our blog HERE! If you are a retail business wanting to stock our products, 
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.
I hope to see you there!! All the best! :)