Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Travel Layout with Lots of Photos - GCD Studios

Hi There!  Here's another GCD Studios reveal for the SunKissed Collection:
Check out the GCD Studios Blog for more information and close ups on my layout! :) 

Happy Scrappin!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Winner Announced!

Hey all! Sorry for the late announcement but I've finally picked winner for my blog giveaway for the Red Carpet Studio Christmas in July Blog Hop! Thanks to all who hopped along with us and left such loving comments! :) 


Please email me your address at and I will get you prize out to you soon! 

Thank you!

Another Linnie Blooms Mixed Media Project!

Hello Crafters! Today I am sharing with you an altered Bingo Album cover that I've had for quite sometime now! I kept saying I was keeping it for something real special and when I got my hands on some fun Linnie Bloom's Canvas Shape Pieces I just knew I wanted to use this Bingo Album.

The Canvas Blanks come with the stitching. I added a combination of Mists and Gelatos to color the Canvas Blank and then used a Heidi Swapp stamp for "Forever" and rub-ons for "us".  

Here's a close up on the birdie.  I first used Dylusions white spray for the bird and then added a little bit of Gelatos.  I used Gelatos and a background script stamp for the wing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Paper Secrets Card Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Paper Secrets Card Challenge!  Here's the sketch:

sketch from PageMaps.

Here's my card:
I used Echo Park Sweet Girl collection from the Paper Secrets Store.

Happy Scrappin'! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are!

Hello Crafters!  Today I am sharing with you a layout I created combining a Red Carpet Studio challenge with a Scrap Our Stash Sketch:

Here's my layout:

I used My Mind's Eye Collectables collection for this layout. The Bling is from Zva, flowers are a mix of Prima,  Kaiser Craft and Recollections, the Butterfly is Recollections, the wood is Studio Calico and lastly, the "Perfect" is American Crafts. 

Here are the challenges:

Sponsored Prize: 
PRIZE: $15 Gift Certificate
Click HERE for more information on this challenge

Click HERE for more information on this challenge.

Friday, July 19, 2013

RCS Blog Hop

Just because there's not snow on the ground, doesn't mean Christmas can't be celebrated a few months early! Happy Christmas in July, everyone, and welcome to Red Carpet Studio's Christmas in July blog hop!

If you're unfamiliar with Red Carpet Studio, we're a challenge blog that challenges crafters to create projects inspired by movies! Right now we offer alternating weekly card and layout challenges, but starting in September we'll be opening up our challenges to any types of projects that fit our theme, as well as extending the duration of the challenges to biweekly to give you awesome crafters more time to create and play along! We're also having a design team call!

Now onto my project.. I typically do not do digital layouts, but I came across this gorgeous digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The kit is called Woodsy Wonderland by Meghan Mullens.  I love the colors and elements that came with it and I had to get it and I created this digital layout with it:

And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away gifts to those who are a follower of Red Carpet Studio (either through Google or Blog Lovin') and comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$5 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday July 23rd along with the winners of our Action Wobble challenge!

Also, I am giving away a small RAK:
All you have to do is leave and comment below and follow my blog! I will randomly select a winner! :) 

Your next stop is Darcy's blog.

Happy Hopping!

Linnie Bloom's Project Reveal!

I am so excited to share with you my first project I created using Linnie Blooms Canvas pieces!

I made this wall hanger for my new craft room that I'm going to have soon!  The butterfly, Flower and Leaves are all bare canvas pieces that you purchase from the  Linnie Blooms store.

Close ups:
I used a mixture of different color mists (Tattered Angels and Maya Road) and a script background stamp on the flower.  For the leaves, I colored with Gelatos.  

For the butterfly, I started with a chevron stamp.  I tried to do a little ink resist (LOL) but I am not sure it worked! lol  Then, I accidentally mixed two different mists that created this green color.  I added embellisnments to perk it up! :) 

 Check out Linnie Blooms Blog, Store and Facebook page today! :) 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Paper Secrets July 15th Sketch with Twist Challenge

Hello There!

Just a quick post to let you know about a great sketch challenge going on right now over at Paper Secrets! Check out the sketch from PageMaps:
TWIST -  Use a "photo freedom" type of card (3x4 size)

Here's my take on it:
I used Echo Park Scoot Collection that you can find at Paper Secrets Store.  My "photo freedom" card is inside the treat bag. :) 

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

I'm a Designer For Linnie Blooms! :)

I am SO EXCITED to announce that I on the Blog Designer Team over at Linnie Blooms!!!  Linnie Blooms specializes in mixed media craft products and I can't wait to show you what I create with them! Here's a list of all the wonderful talented crafters that also made the teams:

Blog Designers:

1. Kelly Hoernig
2. Kelly Starsky
3. Kimberly Seldomridge
4. Kimberly Congdon
5. Rochelle Spears
6. Eve Tzortzis
7. Sandra Ghidara
8. Jessica Kephart
9. Cristal Hobbs (Pinky)
10. Sher Brown
11. Joan Olk
12. Julie Kraling

Video Designers:
1. Kisha Norfleet-Walton
2. Shanna Shands
3. Tina Phillips
4. Shirley Stark
5. Marfa Otano

Guest Designers:
1. Linda Kinnaman
2. Teresa Cash
3. Baerbel Born
4. Cheryl Dossey
5. Karen Crossen
6. Penny Arnold
7. Laura Cox
8. Jill Bauschek
9. Sue Hunt

Conrgratulations ladies and look forward to seeing all your creations! :) 

Make sure you LIKE Linnie Blooms Facebook Fan Page!  

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Back Porch Memories Project Reveals

Happy Saturday!!! Today I'm sharing with you my DT projects from this month's Medley Kit.  Here is the kit I worked with:

I used Little Yellow Bicycle " Fern and Forest Boy" collection for this layout:

 October Afternoon's Travel Girl was used for this layout:

I used Simple Stories I {heart} Summer collection on this layout. The sketch is from Sketchbook365 July sketch challenge:
here's the sketch:

Lastly, this card was made with scraps from the Simple Stories collection:

Make sure you check out Back Porch Memories July kits HERE! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Clean and Simple with GCD Studios

Hello all! Today I am keeping it clean and simple with  GCD Studios!  I used the SunKissed Collection to create this layout:

Check out the GCD Studios Blog for more information about my layout! :) 

Happy Scrappin'!

Home Spun Elegance Prize Giveaways!

Jessica from Home Spun Elegance has organized another awesome group of giveaways which includes a giveaway from me!! :) 
My giveaway is a 12x12 Now and Then Teresa Collins Collection.  Find me in the Rafflecopter box below to enter & be sure you get entered to win all the other great prizes up for grabs! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Star!

Hello Crafters! What a busy July so far and it's just going to get more crazier in August!!!   But I did (and will) find time here and there to complete my DT assignments! :)
I'm a little late posting this, but Red Carpet Studio's "Star Wars" challenge is to use stars on your layout.  I combined this challenge with Scrap Our Stash - Red, White and Blue challenge:

Make sure you check out both challenges.  Scrap Our Stash has a wonderful prize - Echo Park Collection.

Red Carpet Studio's sponsor this week is Angela Holt Designs. Prize - Bling prize pack.

Happy Scrappin'! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Back Porch Memories July Kits!!

Check out the Back Porch Memories kits:

July's Solo Kit

 July Medly Kit:

For more information on these kits, click HERE

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Paper Secrets - July 1st Sketch with a Twist Challenge

Paper Secrets has a great PageMaps sketch challenge going on right now! Check it out:

And the twist is to use textured paper (corrugated, canvas, burlap, linen, etc.) 

Here's my layout:
I used Echo Park's All About a Boy Collection from Paper Secrets Store. 

For more about this challenge,  click HERE. :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Red Carpet Studio's Challenge #43 - 3D Projects

Check out Red Carpet Studio's challenge this week:
This week's Anything Goes challenge is to create a 3D project  -  Pop up cards, home decor, altered items, treat bags, exploding boxes - the possibilites are endless!

The fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Parade! One lucky, randomly chosen winner will a $15 gift certificate to their store. 

I decided I would create an explosion box. 
There are multiple tutorials on Youtube and I don't remember exactly which one I followed for the measurements. However, it was fairly easy and FUN!!!

For more information on this challenge click HERE! :) 

Happy Scrappin'!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Inspired By Challenge

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 4 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!
July Inspired By Challenge: 
Your challenge this month is to pick a song title from this list of Songs Recorded by Celine Dion and use it on your layout as your title, subtitle or in your journaling.  

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
  • Create a new layout (one entry only) following the criteria above
  • You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Traditional layouts only  (no digital please) 
  • You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by July 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
  • Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 
July Prize:

Here's my layout:
I used the song title "A Little Bit of Love" as my subtitle.  
I combined my challenge with my SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES:

GCC (Brenda) - Sketch Challenge
Kristi B. Stash Challenge:
Use a clock or calendar on your layout

Combine  any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above with my challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing:

Are you ready to find out June Winners?? 
Here we go!!!

Congratulations to the
June Photo Inspiration Challenge winner: 
Tracy Rhodes
Please email me your address at

May Bonus Challenge winner: 
Stacey Harper Watson
Please send email to claim your prize!

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