Friday, September 28, 2012

ScrapThat! Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapThat! October Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

We are so excited to show you our SPECTACULAR October kit featuring the gorgeous "Tea Thyme" Collection from Prima.

We have a very talented Guest Designer joining us this month!! We are most delighted to introduce to you, Patti Hamil. ScrapThat! is so pleased that she has joined us this month!!

So, without further ado . . . introducing our
~ October Kit Reveal ~
"Tip Toe Through Fall"

This kit is full of amazing products including gorgeous ribbon, flowers by IAMROSES, Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima and Petaloo, Prima wood embellishments and trinkets, Kaisercraft wood flowers, alphabet set, and pearls, and much much more!

Main Kit: $39.99
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99

1 ea, Charmuse
1 ea, Marcella
1 ea, Charmante
1 ea, Linsey
1 ea, Kersey
1 ea, Cypress Rose
1 ea, Cloque
1 ea, Challis
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, celery
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, gunshot
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, sienna
1 ea, Kaisercraft, Alphabet set, chocolate
1 ea, Prima, Wood Embellishments, Craftsman
1 ea, Prima, Fluid Chalk Ink, Dry Sand
1 ea, IAMROSES, Soft Brown Paper Spray with 3 brown leaves
2 ea, Wild Orchid, small green leaves
2 ea, Prima, velvet rainbow leaves, naturals
3 ea, WOC, each tone mulberry paper carnation flowers.
2 ea, WOC coffee brown hybrid mulberry paper tea roses, 1”
1 ea, WOC, Coffee Brown Hybrid mulberry paper tea rose 1.5”
1 ea, WOC, 2-tone old gold hybrid mulberry paper tea rose 1.5”
1 ea, IAMROSES, Mulberry leaf, brown
1 ea, Kaisercraft, Self-adhesive pearls
1 ea, Hot of the Press, Postage Stamp, stamp
1 length, Satin ribbon, chocolate brown
1 length, Satin ribbon, peach

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg, Kaisercraft, Wood Flourishes
1 Pkg, Prima, Vintage Trinkets
1 Pkg, Petaloo, Mixed Blooms, Sienna

Flower Add-On $12.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $14.99
1 Pkg, Prima flowers, Allegra Dove
1 Pkg, Prima flowers, Lucerne Almanac
1 Pkg, Petaloo flowers, Velvet Mini Blossoms, White

Paper Add-On $9.99
NOTE: The Paper Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99

1 ea, Charmuse
1 ea, Marcella
1 ea, Charmante
1 ea, Linsey
1 ea, Kersey
1 ea, Cypress Rose
1 ea, Cloque
1 ea, Challis
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, celery
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, gunshot
1 ea, Bazzille cardstock, sienna

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, complete the form on the link below:
We also have our October Sketch Challenge Posted
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by October 15th

This is my take on the sketch.

The cream/pink blooms were made with Spellbinders dies, Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms. Also the cream/pink leaves. I just inked the edges. 

I will be sharing a quick tutorial on the little cracked glass charm in the top right corner shortly. I used the stamp included in this wonderful kit. I added some orange cardstock to this page to match the pretty blooms in the kit.

I also made a card with the leftovers! I used almost every bit of this lucious kit!!!

Our Blog Hop features 6 fantastic blogs from our Design Team

To qualify for this month's Prize you must complete the following:
* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each Designer has created using this month's kit and sketch (comments are very much appreciated)
* Each Designer's blog hop post will feature a word, to make up a secret sentence, collect these words along the way and follow the directions provided in ScrapThat!'s forum when you are all finished.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog
* The last stop on our Blog Hop is our Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the Blog Hop Instructions

The Blog Hop ends September 30 at 12PM CST
Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog
If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost ofshipping.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

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Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch and CSI

It's time for another challenge at Once Upon A Sketch. This month we've been teaming up with Color Stories Inspiration (CSI). It's been a little different, there are 4 challenges this month since CSI has one every week. This week is my group. Below is the sketch and information along with my take on the challenge.

I chose a picture of me with our first English Bulldog "Speckles", she was such a sweet girl, and I still miss her every single day. She loved water, this was taken at the river.

I just clustered mixed Prima blooms of the color scheme and used adhesive pearls for the centers. The chippies are Imaginarium Designs and I embossed them with WOW Embossing powders by Suzy West.

The sentiment sticker is from Anna Griffin.

This is my hidden journaling, it tucks behind the photo.

I used some older Basic Grey paper, the colors were absolutely perfect for the CSI color scheme! Please check out the other work over at Once Upon A Sketch and Color Stories Inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by.

The winners  at Once Upon A..Sketch will be announced at the beginning of October and our Design Team will look at ALL the entries from ALL the challenges. So the more challenges you play along at, the more chances you have of being one of our challenge/prize winners or Top 5 Featured layouts. This is a little different to CSI who announce their "featured" layouts on a weekly basis. 

As mentioned before, everything will go back to normal in October and we will have a reveal October 1st as usual. So I hope you guys have fun and enjoy what we have planned for you. Don't forget that the entries for this challenge are due by  2:00pm Monday 1st of OctoberAustralian Eastern Standard Time

For this challenge, you must use :
*the SKETCH provided
* all the colours in the SCHEME
* at least 2 elements from the EVIDENCE 
* at least 1 element from the TESTIMONY!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Faith Based Cards

I wanted to share a set of cards today that I did a while back for CHA for Moxxie. I used the  FAITH collection. This is such a beautiful collection, and the colors are so soft and pretty!

I kept the embellishments minimal to showcase the actual product. On this first card I used an Anna Griffin border punch and a few little rosebuds with twine. Added a few pearls and that was it. I also used foam dots for dimension of some elements.

On this one I added a single little bloom, some ribbon and lace and a couple of pins!

On this one I used another Anna Griffin punch and a few embellments! Again I used foam dots for dimension!

Pearls and lace were all I added for this pretty cross! I love the blue and beige colors together!

I cut some elements out of the paper and used my Zig markers to faux-stitch around the border.

This is a versatile collection, you can use the paper for other subjects as well, but I thought it was absolutely perfect for cards!!! Thank you so much for dropping by!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Blog Hop Time!!!

It's time for a new Ribbon Club Assortment and a new Blog Hop!!! This month's assortment is spooktacular!!!! Perfect colors for any Halloween project that you may have to do! If you are following along on the hop you should have arrived here from Heidi's blog. The starting point is the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, and if you get lost along the way you can go back and check HERE.

I have created a card and a layout using these ribbons!! First is a card that shows off the purple ribbon! I used the green also, along with the orange dotted and a black bow! I used paper from the "Moxxie" All Hallows Eve collection.

Next, I found this OLD paper from Close to My Heart, but the colors were absolutely perfect, so I did a quick layout. I used the purple and orange dotted on this one! I used WorldWin cardstock and Zig markers also.

These colors are so much fun! I hope you are enjoying the hop, and don't forget to check all the stops. Your next stop will be at Misty's blog! Thanks for joining us!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Anna Griffin Giveaway!!!

Hey everybody, Anna is on HSN this Thursday, and she's having a giveaway!

Just go to Anna's blog HERE for the details!!! And don't forget to watch Thursday on HSN!!! I should have a few projects shown hopefully!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

It's time for another Moxxie Blog Hop! Join the Moxxie Muses the first Friday of every month to be inspired and for the chance to win a complete collection of the featured line! We're continuing our blog hop series with the Road to Recovery collection.

Moxxie released the Road To Recovery collection, an elegant and poignant line designed for people fighting long-term illnesses, in July. Moxxie thought it was time to create a beautiful line that focused on healing, but also encouraged the writer to be honest about what they were really going through. The designs of this collection are versatile and can not only help a patient document their recovery, but it can also be used for get well, thinking of you, and sympathy cards, as well as to create layouts on just about any topic.

To be entered to win this awesome prize, leave a comment on each blog on the hop. Earn an extra entry by liking the Moxxie Facebook Page! Leave a comment there to double your chance of winning!

Here is the order in case you missed anyone!
Patti Hamil You are here
Comment deadline for the prize is Monday 9/10 midnight CST and we'll announce the winner Tuesday on the Moxxie blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Now here is my project, I wanted to show that the collection is also versatile, you can use it for other things, I chose to use it for some wedding pics for our dd and the colors are beatiful with the black and white images!

Now, don't forget to visit each stop on the hop. I'm sure you will enjoy the projects we have in store. Your next stop is the blog of the awesomely talented Cathy Harper!

Thanks for hopping with us!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Guest Designer at Funtoolas!!!

Hey everyone! I was lucky enough to be asked to Guest Design for "Funtoolas" kit club for September! This kit is called "Country Charm" and features lots of Fancy Pants Country Boutique collection. This kit was so well thought out and put together, that it was a dream to create with! Everything just came together so effortlessly!

Here is the beautiful kit that I had to work with:

And here are my creations. I completed 3 layouts and a cute little banner. This is my very first banner and I really had fun with it.

*The border punch used here is from Anna Griffin Inc.

*All "faux stitching" done with Zig markers.

Okay, here is the banner that I made! I had so much fun doing this!!! It's the first one I've ever done and I like how it turned out!!!

I hope you like these, I really enjoyed working with this gorgeous kit! If you haven't yet, you really should check out "Funtoolas", the kits are full of goodies!!!

** All supplies used in these projects are from the September Funtoolas kit. The papers and diecuts along with the alpha stickers are from the Fancy Pants "Country Boutique" collection. Here is the contents:

Kit Includes:

12 - 12x12 patterned papers double sided
2 - 12x12 corrugated sheets ( Black & Brown)
1 - 12x12 sheet of die cut cardstock banner pieces
1 - 12x12 sheet of die cut cardstock element pieces
1 - Alphabet - Fancy Pants
1 - Zva Crystal flourish - clear
3 - Funtoolas flowers - black
2 - Funtoolas flowers - Lt. blue
6 - Paper roses - white
6 - Paper roses - black
1 - flower flourish chippie
1 - friends chippie
2 - Feet lace - white
1 - yard sheer with metallic ribbon - white
1 - yard dotted swiss ribbon - black
1 - yard dotted swiss ribbon - ivory