Tuesday, April 30, 2013

GCD Studios - Spring Layout

Hello Crafters! I am sooo excited to present to you my first project that I created as a Design Team Member for GCD Studios!  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this stuff!!  If you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, you need too! :) 

Fun Spring Memories
For this layout, I wanted to showcase how to use multiple photos on a layout without having to create a double page.  I struggle with double page layouts so this is a perfect solution for me.  
I use a free photo editing program online called Picasa.  Picasa allows you to create collages with a variety of choices.  This program allows me to get 6 photos into a 5x7 allowing me enough space to create a one page layout without over crowding. 

The Nostalgia Cutouts were prefect to add dimension to my layout.  I fussy cut some of the flowers and popped it up and added the adhesive pearls from Kathy Davis’s Ambrosia and Happiness collection. 

It all went together great!

GCD Studios supplies: Nostalgia Flourish in Red (#1993) and Floral Tile papers (#1989), Nostalgia Cutouts (#1992), Donna Salazar’s Fun & Funky Chipboard Alphas (#2106), and Kathy Davis’s Ambrosia Adhesive Pearls (1886 & 1887) & Glitter Epoxy Dots (#1868) Adhesive Pearls. Other:  washi tape, ribbon and pins.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Release Blog Party coming soon!!!

Heidi Sonboul had a new book coming out and we are going to celebrate with a week full of fun, inspiration and giveaways!!! Don't miss out!  It starts May 6th!!! 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

sos - april 15th sketch #2

Hey There!!!  Have you checked out Scrap Our Stash Challenges yet?  SOS has great challenges to help you use your stash!!  The current challenge is to use buttons along with this wonderful sketch by Brenda Ragsdale:

Here's my layout:

What I love about this layout is that I used the actual "Santa" card  that my 4 year old son wrote (hard to see in photo)  for the Title of the page. :) 

There is only 2 days left to do this challenge ( and the other April challenge - Dots and Stripes) and get it upload.  Check it out HERE!!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Paper Cut - Spring Issue

Check out the Spring Issue of The Paper Cut! Isn't the cover super cute!!! All the GCD DT girls did a fantastic job creating beautiful layouts, cards and projects! Click the image below to check out the magazine... and my layout on page 12!! :) 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"My Boy" Layout

Hello! Today I am sharing with you a layout I created for Red Carpet Studio's "Brad Pitt" Challenge:
Here is my layout using brads:

and here is a close up on the kite I made:

Red Carpet Studio's Sponsor this month is:

One lucky, randomly chosen winner will recieve a $20 gift certificate. For more information on this challenge, click HERE.

I also incorporated the following challenges into this layout:

Okay... now it's your turn to try out some of these challenges!
Happy Scrappin'!!! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Old, New, Borrowed & Blue BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made this Wedding card:
I used a beautiful digital stamp from Paper Nest Dolls along with Websters Pages paper, Zva Bling, Prima flower and a doily.

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Ready for the next stop? It's Katrina's blog! 

Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls

Happy Hopping! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Back Porch Memories April Projects

Hello and Happy HUMP Day! :)
  Today is the day I can share with you my projects I have created with Back Porch Memories April Solo Kit:
April's kit features Fancy Pants Design's Trendsetter and can I just say---I love this collection!!!  I love the color combo on this collection and the embellishements are so fun!! Especially the frames!  You can check out the layout I did with the frames HERE. 

I had alot of fun playing with the kit along with the addition Add-On's that are also available for puchase. Here are a couple of layouts and a card that I did with the kit and the add-ons:

For this layout, I used the Sketches in Thymes April sketch #107. 

For this layout, I used a sketch from Page Maps.

Well I hope you enjoyed my projects! For more information on BPM's April's Kit, click HERE!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

More to Share...

It is so hard to recuperate from a vacation! lol I am still trying to get on my regular schedule.  But that  doesn't stop me from creating and blogging!! :)  I have some super FUN challenges for you today! Take a look:

First up, Red Carpet Studio's challenge #31

This was super fun for me because I had recently purchased some polaroid frames and couldn't wait to use it!  Take a look at my layout:
Red Carpet Studio's sponsor this week is:  

One lucky, randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice.  You can get more information on this challenge HERE.

I also added buttons, bling and a banner for Brenda's challenge over at Sketches4All.  Click HERE for more information. 

Next up is Scrap Our Stash's Dots and Stripes challenge.  We all love polka dots and stripes right? :)  And almost all paper collections will have dots and stripes!!! Well dig into your stash and start creating!  Oh and you will need to add a bird, butterfly or bee somewhere on your layout! Click HERE for more information on this challenge. 

Here's my layout:

That's it for now! Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Back Porch Memories April Kits

I just can't get enough of Back Porch Memories kits!! 
April's kits are amazing!  Take a look for yourself! :)

Features Fancy Pants Designs "Trendsetter"


Features Little Yellow Bicycle, Carta Bella and Fancy Pants
Check out their website HERE for more information on how to purchase these kits!

Here's a little something I did with the frames from the SOLO kit:

Make sure you come back and visit my blog for more reveals from these kits! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Scrappy Friends Monthly Challenge & MARCH WINNERS!!!

As you all know, my Scrap Friends and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge for 5 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!
The Challenge: 

I know color challenges can be very challenging!! So I'm going to make it a bit easy on you! :) For this challenge, you are to create a layout using at LEAST 3 of these 5 colors. You cannot add any other color except white, black or kraft. You may deviate from the colors by a shade or two, but don't get carried away! LOL :)

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
  • Create a new layout with these colors above. (one entry only)
  • You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of April 1st 2013
  • You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by April 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
  • Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 
Here's my layout:

One lucky winner will win this prize:

 Like I stated above, each one of us has an individual challenge on our blogs and will be providing a prize for the winner on each blog.   In addition, there will be one BONUS PRIZE, so that is a chance to win (5) different prizes each month!! Check out their challenge below.

Scrappin Happy (Kerys) - Recipe Challenge
GCC (Brenda) - Sketch Challenge
Kristi B. - Stash Challenge
My challenge!!  Color Combo (you are here) 

Congratulations to the 

March Color Combo Challenge winner: 
Please email me your address at Rochellespears@gmail.com

March Bonus Challenge winner: 
Please email Kristi at mekristib@gmail.com claim your prize!

Thank you all for participating and Happy Scrappin!!! :)