Friday, August 30, 2013

Another Mixed Media Project for Linnie Blooms!


I have so much fun creating mixed media projects!  And Linnie Blooms Canvas Shapes are perfect for every project! :)

For this project, I used Linnie Blooms Canvas Blanks and Leaves:

I love how the chevrons on the Canvas Blank came out!  I used Mr. Huey's spray with Heidi Swapp stencil.  The color on the canvas with the stitching works so well together.

I used 3 of the Linnie Blooms Canvas large Leaves to create the flower.  I used Tattered Angels Glam and Glaze to color the leaves. Here's a close up:

What I love about Linnie Blooms Canvas Blanks is that you can create right on the canvas blank and then add the blank to a variety of projects.  I can add this blank to an album cover, to a larger canvas board,  put it in a shadow box, add it to a scrapbook page, a card or just leave it as is. :)

You can find these blanks and more canvas pieces at Linnie Blooms

Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Scrap Our Stash August Sketch Layout

Hi All!!  Just a quick post here to share with you the layout I made with
close up on the fence:

Here's the sketch by Brenda Ragsdale:

This challenge ends tonight so if you are a quick scrapper... get your layout uploaded asap!!  Make sure you check out Scrap Our Stash on the 1st and 15th for new challenges!! 

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Hop Winner Announced!!!!

Thank you for hopping along with Practical Scrappers and Paper Secrets this past weekend.  I truly appreciate everyone who stopped by my blog and took the time to leave a comment! 

Without further ado...

The winner of my blog prize is....
Congratulations Kelly!!! Please email me at to collect your prize! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 
Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!

We are so excited to have you here today! For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! 

Here's my card that I made with Jillibean's Wood Tag
I love these wood tags! They are prefect for for cards!

We have a wood grab bag to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!

 you can do any or all of the following:

1) Be a follower at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment on Practical Scrappers telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week!


And for an extra bonus... I'm giving away this RAK to one blog hopper who is a follower of my blog and leaves a comment below:

Happy Hopping! :) 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mixed Media - Linnie Blooms Long Blank Project

Hello Crafters! Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media project I made with Linnie Blooms Long Blanks and Butterfly Shapes.
I had a lot of fun playing with different types of product with this project.  I started by spraying Linnie Blooms long blank with Tattered Angels Mist. Then randomly stenciled the chevrons using Art Anthology paint, and stenciled the circles with modeling paste, and lastly random stamping with a script stamp with a PITT pen by Faber-Castell.

For the Linnie Bloom butterflies shapes, I used Tattered Angels for the yellow and Art Anthology paint for the pink.   The corrugated butterfly is by Jillibean.  I misted it first with Dylusions but wanted it more darker so I used a light coat of modeling paste.

I used white flowers from Petaloo.  To paint these flowers, I used a mixture of mediums I used throughout the project.  However, I used a paint brush to apply the mists/paint onto the flowers and then added water for a more watercolor look.

Lastly, I used some old Heidi Swap clear word stamps (that I just LOVE) with archival ink.

I am truly having a great time being part of Linnie Blooms design team and loving all her canvas shapes!! You can see more of her shapes HERE.

Happy Scrappin’!

Rochelle Spears 

Products used: Linnie Blooms canvas long blank and butterfly shapes, Tattered Angels Mist (aqua, yellow) , Art Anthology paint (pink), Faber-Castell PITT pen, Modeling paste, Archival Ink, Studio Calico (circles) & Heidi Swapp (chevrons) stencils, Petaloo flowers, Queen & Co. bling, Jillibean corrugated butterflies, Paper Studio Tule, and Crystazzi pearls.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Babies

Hello Crafters!  Before I share my layout I wanted say thank you to Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog for a fun and fabulous design team term.  My time has come to an end as a DT and I wish that I could manage another term but the next couple of months are going to be tough for me since my scrap room is all packed up and I am on limited supplies!!!  I am hoping that these months go by fast and before I know it, I will be unpacking into my NEW Scraproom!!  

So without further ado, here is my last layout for Red Carpet Studio:
(I used sketch by My Scrap or More Sketches - sketch#41)

The challenge:

The challenge is to use MIST on our layout.  I used 3 different Tattered Angels Mist to create my layout - the background splashes, the Linnie Blooms triangle shapes, Linnie Blooms rectangle shape (I cut into a circle), and the Linnie Blooms Flower shapes.  I used Maya Mist for the Linnie Blooms  leaf shapes.

You can find more of these Linnie Blooms Shapes at Linnie Blooms Shop. 

For here for more information of this Red Carpet Studio's "Mystic River" challenge!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Secrets August 15th Sketch Challenge

Hey Crafters! Have you checked out Paper Secrets Sketch with a Twist Challenge?  Look at this wonderful sketch to work with:
and the twist is an easy one.... add 5+ buttons!!

Here's my layout:
I used my left overs of the MME Lime Twist collection.  Paper Secrets has some left in the store (50% off too!!!). So check it out!! 

Now it's your turn! You can upload your layout  HERE! 

Happy Scrappin! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Back Porch Memories August Kits - Now Available!

Hey all! Have you see Back Porch Memories August kits yet? I had the chance to design with the Solo kit: Fancy Pants - What a Wonder Day collection and LOVE IT! :) 

Solo Kit:


Here are the layouts I created with this gorgeous kit:

100% Your Day

I used this PageMaps sketch for their sketch contest:

Happy Day
I used the sketch from My Scraps and More Sketches for their sketch challenge:

 Always Be Sweet Friends
I used a sketch from Scrapbook Challenges for their sketch challenge.  You can preview the sketch HERE.

 And last but not least, a Thank You Card:

Make sure you check out these sites for their challenges and also to purchase this amazing kit and/or the Medley Kit , goto Back Porch Memories today!! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Time Layout

Hey All!!  I had a wonderful time in Hawaii with my family! Now it's time to 
jump right into crafting! :) 

I created this layout for the Scrap Our Stash "Summer Time" challenge.  I used Carta Bella's Cool Summer collection plus a few die cuts from Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee.  I also combined this challenge with Red Carpet Studio's "Lilo and Stitch" Challenge by adding faux stitching around the page.  

Check out both challenges and see what awesome prizes you could win!!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

July Winners!!

Jennifer Swartz
You have won my July Celine Dion Inspired Challenge! 
Please email me your address at


Charity Hotrum
You have won the July Scrappy Friends Bonus Prize!!
Please send email to claim your prize!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Paper Secrets Aug 1st Sketch Challenge

Another month and new challenge over at Paper Secrets!  

Check out the sketch made by our very own DT member Kelly Holifield!!! 

And here is my layout using Echo Park Sweet Girl from the Paper Secrets Store
The twist is to use "word embellishments".  I have two: "Love This" and "Growing Up So Fast".

Try it out! You can win a gift card to the Paper Secrets store! Click HERE for more details! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Challenge - Travel Theme

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 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!
August Challenge - Travel Theme

Your challenge this month is create a travel themed layout.  You can use any paper collection and embellishments just as long as the layout is about traveling. That's it! Super easy, right? : )

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 August 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
  • Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 
August Prize:

Here's my layout:
My layout is about when I traveled to Jamaica last March.   
I combined my challenge with my SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES:

GCC (Brenda) - Sketch Challenge

Kristi B. Stash Challenge:
Use wood, stripes and mixed alphas

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:


July winners will be announced when I return from vacation! Thank you!! :)

Happy Scrappin'!