Friday, December 30, 2011

Giveaway at Websters!!!

I totally LOVE Websters Pages and they're giving away a bunch of "Sunday Picnic", their newest collection, I'd love to win some, so please go check this out:

Win a HUGE handful of Brand NEW Sunday Picnic Collection!

Dotw_fWe keep showing you all this amazing goodness. One day after another of products for you to fall in love with! But it's not like us to flaunt something in your face without offering a chance for you to get some of your very own.

AVAILABLE FOR SALE THIS MONDAY, January 2nd, you'll see Sunday Picnic on theWebster's Pages Website. This line is so fun & versatile that you must add these to your shopping cart! And orders are prioritized by when they are placed so order yours right away! {and beloved retailers, no worries...we'll make sure your stores are stocked for all our customers urgently!}

Ready for this?...One of our lucky readers is going to WIN a huge assortment from the collection!....

That's right, here's what you'll get:


How's that for hitting the jackpot?

So, what do you need to do to win this collection? Simple. Leave us a comment and tell us what you like best about Sunday Picnic!...and you'll see even MORE to the collection Monday when the products go live!

But that's not all...if you Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway (and our new line) you can come back and leave another comment (up to three more comments). That gives you FOUR chances to win the Entire Sunday Picnic Collection!

So, what are you waiting for?! Tell us your FAVORITE thing and then spread the word!

We can't wait to get this is someone's hot little hands!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Awesome Embossing Powders!!!

Well, I can finally say the name of the company for the new Design Team that I am lucky enough to be a part of. It is "WOW" Embossing and they will have a website up very soon. You can check it out at:

This team is headed up by Suzy West, and the colors will be her collections, and let me say, the colors are BEAUTIFUL!!! More surprises are in store as well.

Here is a sneak peek!

I'm working on some projects for CHA as is the rest of the team, I urge anyone going to please stop by the booth and check it out!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Well, I wasn't going to do this, but I absolutely LOVE Imaginarium Designs chipboard and they're having a DT call. goes. We are supposed to post our 10 favorite projects using chipboard. These are mine. I would soooo love to design for them, I have become addicted to chipboard and enjoy doing different things to it. Here are my top 10 fav projects with chippies.

This first one uses a feather, it's not Imaginarium, but a very good friend (Gabrielle, thanks Gabi!) gave me this beautiful peacock feather, so I embossed it in different colors to match the one on the paper.

close up of the chippie

This one uses Imaginarium Designs, this beautiful flourish is one of my absolute favs of thiers. I embossed this one!
I used the little Imaginarium Designs frame for the little bloom cluster.
This one is a lampost that I used several techniques on. I used embossing and markers as well.
close up of the lamp post.
This one uses Imaginarium chippies too, the frame and the little birdcage and butterfly. Embossed and stickled and little pearls added too!
close up of the little bird cage and butterfly from Imaginarium Designs.
This shows the frame close up, embossed in several colors.
This one uses Imaginarium Designs little corner adornments! These are embossed as well.
closeups of the project.
This one uses Imaginarium Designs butterflies. The leaves are other chipboard. I embossed the butterflies, inked the leaf vine and title frame with Ranger alcohol ink.
closeups of the butterflies!
closeup of frame.
On this one I used Bronze embossing powder on the Eiffel Tower accent to match the title letters.
This one I used Imaginarium Designs butterflies and flourish. Love those butterflies!!! The title is Imaginarium also.

ON this on I used the other style of Imaginarium Designs butterflies. I embossed the entire image then stickled the edges!

The title, birds, and flower are all Imaginarium Designs! THe title letters as well, I stickled on top of the embossing for the title letters "dream".

I know there will be tons of entries, but I LOVE the products and would give one hundred and ten percent if chosen for the team!!! Good luck to all the talented ladies who are applying!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 1st challenge at Once Upon A Sketch!!!

The new challenge has gone live at Once Upon A Sketch. The journaling criteria is really sweet for this one. This time of year is very special and this makes us think about what we look the most forward to during the Holidays. This does NOT have to be Christmas related, just read below. We also have a WONDERFULLY talented Guest Designer, Ivana Camdzic. Also Rachel Funnel, our winner for our last challenge. Please check out the blog to see the awesome work by these designers and the rest of the Design Team at

Welcome everyone to another challenge here at Once Upon A...Sketch. We are already in December and the end of the year is just around the corner.

December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.

Sponsors and Prizes
We welcome a BRAND new sponsor to our blog this month!

Here's my take on the challenge:

**Imaganarium Designs chippies adornments & lacy butterfly**

I added crystal stickles to the cutout designs from the Websters Pages paper. For the adornment I embossed with white UTEE and added crystal stickles on top.

I just wound some bronze colored fiber around my fingers and tied it for accents instead of ribbon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Very Exciting and Happy News!!!

I am so super excited, I can't tell you everything yet, but I just made a new design team.
Suzy West is heading up the Company and the name of the Company will be announced very soon!
This is a team that consists of designers all over the world and I’m thrilled to be among them Smile Let’s just call it “Can’t tell yet DT”.
Design members and leads:
*Tricia Wilson--lead
*Gina Lideros--lead
*Jen Deal--lead
*Angel Bartonico--lead (Suzy's daughter)
*Erin Payne--lead
1. Sesil Cratin, Utah
2. Ilene Tell, Delaware
3. Lara Scott, Utah
4. Amy Sotolongo, California
5. Diana McGraw, California
6. Jeannie DeGruccio, California
7. Jennifer Matott, New York
8. Anne Brown, Texas
9. Sherrie Shuttles, Ohio
10. Linda Abadie, Virginia
11. Jamie Cripps, Michigan
12. Jenifer Cowles, idaho
13. Tanisha Long, New Jersey
14. Jan Hennings, Iowa
15. Patti Hamil, Georgia
16. Gini Williams, North Carolina
17. Tina McDonald, Canada
18. Donna O'Leary, New Zealand
19. Benedicte Raphalen, France
20. Amy Prior, Australia
21. Irit Shalom, Israel
22. Jennifer Roach, Canada
23. Erika Taylor, Canada
24. Iris Uy, Philippines
25. Katarina Damm-Blomberg, Finland
26. Birgit Koopsen, Netherlands

Just had to share!!! Can't wait to tell you details too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~The Color Room~ Websters & Imaginarium Designs

I had a chance to play again this week at TheColorRoom. I absolutely loved this color palette and I stuck precisely to the sketch, even down to the little "My Sweet Love" tag!!! I used Websters Pages and Imaginarium Designs chippies on this. It's also another wedding page for our dd's album.

This is the color palette and the sketch:

And this is my take on it:

For the "splot" on the sketch I just took my Studio Calico Mister Huey's in custard and held it really close to the page and spritzed one good time and held the paper up and let it run. I spritzed a couple of other spots too.
I used two colors of Websters Pages bloomers and papers from the Lets Celebrate and Trendsetter lines.
On the Imaginarium Designs butterfly chippies I heat embossed them with white UTEE and then used colored stickles around the edges. I put little pearls in the center.
These are the Imaginarium Designs chippies

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it!! Please let me know what you think.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A New Websters Pages Layout

**Special Note**
One of our Once Upon A Sketch design team members, the awesomely talented Helen Tilbury, has had her google account and blog removed by accident. She has contacted google, but it make take a little time to get it fixed. Please note that she is "here" and her blog and account will be back to normal soon!!!

I've been playing with my Websters Pages again. And another wedding page for Jenna!!! These
pictures were taken at Jekyll Island when looking for a place for the wedding. I thought the paper was perfect for these pics because of the arbor! I've used Imaginarium Designs chipboard again too! And did lots of embossing on it!

The silhouette photo was perfect, I just cut out the inside of the arbon on the paper! The chippie below is where I got the title. It's Imaginarium Designs. The alphas are where I got "dream".

For the little birds I used Ranger embossing powder in several layers. The word Destination was embossed white, inked yellow and embossed white again.
The flowers were embossed green on the stems and the little blooms white then stickles added to them.
This is the Imaginarium Designs chippie where the birds and blooms came from. You can find them all here:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveaway Time at Once Upon A Sketch!!!

Nadia over at Once Upon A Sketch is doing this FABULOUS giveaway on the blog! I am listing the info here, but please go to to add your name to be eligible for the prize!!! Here's the information:

*Giveaway* time

Time for a giveaway here at Once Upon A..Sketch, because we are feeling a little generous and just to thank you for your support..

You have a chance to win this gorgeous album kit featuring Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection...
"Limited Edition Melissa Frances" Kit Contents
(kit by Scrap That! - Canada's best kit club! )
Envelopes and Tags Book
5th Avenue 6 X 6 Paper Pad
5th Avenue Sticker Book
5th Avenue Diecuts
2 Mini Envelopes and Tags
Trinkets & Baubles
Diamond Chandelier Drops
“Mom” Expressive Transfer
Vintage Architectural Molding Appliques
Crepe Paper - Light Blue, Pale Pink, Cream, Pastel Green
4 ZVA Pink Transition Mini Roses
6 ZVA Cream Mini Roses
Vintage Seam Binding

About Scrap That!

Scrap That! scrapbooking and paper crafting kits are unlike any others in Canada but we also ship internationally! Each month we create a unique and innovative kit FULL of carefully selected high-end, double sided papers, specialty papers, premium embellishments and often include one-of-a-kind specialty and handmade items you won’t find anywhere else. We include a signature product every month for you to collect, a scrapbook layout sketch, and one technique type product including instructions and tips on how to use it.
Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price to get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. Each month you will receive tips and tutorials, as well as the support of our design team and our online community.
Visit our blog HERE and our ning site HERE

All you need to do is:

1) Be or become a follower of our blog

2) post about this give away on your blog or Facebook page or wherever you like, together with this picture and a link back to us

3) Link your blog, or Facebook Page or wherever you posted about this giveaway on the bottom of this post using the Inlinkz button.

The details
* open worldwide
*you have 1 week from today - this giveaway will end on midnight Friday November 25th ( Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Good luck!

**please provide a direct link to your post about this giveaway and PLEASE state your FULL NAME and your COUNTRY**

Friday, November 18, 2011

Websters Pages Layout

Well, I finally got my space clean enough to scrap!!! I had let it get to the point that I didn't have enough room for anything but the 12x12 paper itself!!! I had my Webster's goodies just staring at me for the last month, the warehouse box that I got and my prize from the challenge! Well, this is what I finally got done. Excuse the picture please, the page isn't really crooked!!! I don't know what happened with the pic!

I used Websters Pages "Lets Celebrate" collection and I also used Imaginarium chippies on the page!

For the Imaginarium birdcage chippie I embossed it yellow and then added just a touch of stickles! The Imaginarium butterfly was embossed white and then I dabbed alcohol ink in blue on it.
The Imaginarium frame was embossed white, then alcohol inked yellow then just embossed with white in a few spots then a touch of stickles added to that! This butterfly was done the same as the first but with pink alcohol ink.
I added some Websters trim along the bottom of the frame and then used some Websters netting and made the little stickpin!***Imaginarium Chipboard***
all chipboard used in this project, butterflies, birdcage and ornate frame can be found here at Seriously Scrapbooking:

This is another page for our dd's wedding album!!! Thank you so much for looking and for visiting my blog!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Please Excuse - Blog Reconstruction In Process!!

Please excuse the look of my blog! Things are a little "off". I am working on changing a few things, please excuse my wonky margins and stuff!!! Thanks!!!!

New Challenge at OUAS!!!

It's that time again!! A new challenge is up at Once Upon A Sketch. Please go check it out and see what the Design Team and Guest Designers have done!!!

November 15th Challenge

Hi everyone, its time for another challenge here at Once Upon A...Sketch. We hope you find some time to play along.

We also officially welcome some new Design Team members, the super talented Maiko Kosugi, Goergia Heald and Larissa Albernaz. Welcome girls.

November 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.

You must combine the journalling criteria with this sketch..

Sponsors and Prizes

Our November 15th challenge sponsor is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs which you can purchase through Seriously Scrpabooking and they are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to 1 randomlychosen winner.

Our Guest Designer , Leanne Pearce has a GORGEOUS etsy shop filled with her amazing and very UNIQUE handmade creations called The Chip Chop Shop which is giving away a stunning collection of goodies to the value of $25.00 to onerandomly chosen winner.

Lastly, the winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will receive this embellishment collection from BasicGrey's Jovial line. Just in time for Christmas...

Friday, November 11, 2011


Wow...the October kit from Swirlydoos was fantastic! I have enjoyed this kit tremendously. This page was done for the Swirlyhues challenge. I didn't finish in time but this is it!!! This is our youngest ds and his girlfriend. Aren't they sweet?!?!?! I absolutely love this kit. I've gotten quite a few pages done with it. I still have some left and guess what? I got my CNS and should have my next kit in the next few days! I can't wait!!!

This is a Dusty Attic chippie from my good friend Gabrielle!!! Thanks Gabi! I used alcohol ink and then used a Sakura glitter pen to the edges. I used a definition sticker on a scrap of the patterned paper and attached it to it. The little blooms are handmade, I will post a tutorial tomorrow hopefully on them, they are so easy, and you can do any size and color.
The leaves chippies are just painted with a light green acrylic paint and then alcohol inked a little darker in places. I dotted blue liquid pearl in the centers of the butterfly trim.
The little chippie butterflies are Imaginarium! I love Imaginarium chippies, they are so easy to work with and even the tiniest detail lets go easily. I used little pearls in the center. On the butterflies themselves I inked them with alcohol ink in Butterscotch and then dabbed gold fixative in spots and used a glitter pen on the edges.
A little more detail of the leaves and blooms.
Check back for the tutorial, it really is super simple!! If I can do it, anybody can do it! LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!