Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back from CHA and some news!!!!!

We had a blast at CHA but it's good to be home!!! Had an awesome time with Susan, Suzy and Mylissa and also got to see some of my favorite scrappers!!! Of course I had to say hello to Miss Cari Fennell, she's one of my all time favs!!! She was busy at the Prima booth, but always has time to say hello, she is wonderful! And of course "Dan the Fancy Pants Man", he's our go to for Fancy Pants.

And I got to see Brandin and have my pic made with her, and her sister Shawna is just as pretty and sweet as Brandin!

Okay, now for some of my favorites from the show. Well, of course my personal favs were from Websters Pages! The Western Romance is gorgeous in person, the photos do not do it justice, and all the new goodies, the trims.........all gorgeous! The other lines are equally as beautiful, I just love the WR, it even has a bulldog on it!!!

Other favs were of course Glitz, all three lines are super! Just love all of it!!! And can't wait for the PP Nantucket and Jillibean.......lots of goodies, those were just my favs. I'll post pics from my fav Christmas lines later too!!! I took some pics of my friends who couldn't be there but had work in some of the booths, like Gabrielle, and Mirielle and was going to for Lisa V., but couldn't take pics at Petaloo, and Lisa G.'s stuff didn't make it to Heartfelt Creations. I got pics for Angelica at ZVA I believe it was, my brain is still a little mushy, but I got a pic for Ang too!!!

And......last, for my other news, I was chosen to be on the "Once Upon A Sketch" design team. I am blown away happy with this! I am so happy to be a part of a team with so many awesome and talented ladies!!!! It was the best news I've had for quite a while!!! Can't wait to get started with them.

Well, that's all for today, just a quick catch up post.

Please check out the store (EMI Scrapbooking) to see all the lucious things that Susan has coming in from the show. She always picks the best of the best!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

~Color Me Crazy~Petaloo & Swirlydoos

Petaloo is having a contest, it's for their "Color Me Crazy" collection. You can do anything to these items, ink them, chalk them, anything you can dream up. I used several different techniques on these blooms which I will detail below. I used papers from the July Swirlydoos kit for this as well. And did this for the Once Upon A Sketch also. This is our dd on her wedding day, putting on her make-up. I had the thought that this was the last time that she put her makeup on as "Jenna Hamil", the next time was as a married woman!

On the leaves I just used a Zig marker, I colored on the back side of the leaves for a softer look, then I just used stickles around the edges and on the veins. On the chipboard I first coated the entire piece with gesso, then Lumiere mixed with perfect pearls. Then I covered with Shimmerz pixie dust and last used alcohol ink on top.
For the blooms, the larger one is colored with Zig marker, then covered with pixie dust. Then I added stickles. For the smaller blooms I colored the yellow centers with Zig markers also. The little tan bloom was colored with chalk, then pixie dust. And the lillie bloom was painted with Lumiere mixed with latte alcohol ink, then pixie dust and I used puffy paint on the edges.
The tiny blue blooms were chalked and pixie dusted. I had so much fun trying different mediums on these blooms and leaves. I have a bunch left and plan on doing lots more things with them!!!

Supplies used:

Petaloo Color Me Crazy
1575-000 Mini Canterbury collection
1523-000 Tea Stained collection
1575-000 Mixed fabric foliage collection

other-Ranger stickles in crystal, cinnamon, platinum, eucalyptus, antique linen.
Tulip puffy paint in white. Ranger alcohol ink in latte and mushroom. Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut. Shimmerz pixie dust. Luniere in pearl white. Golden gesso.

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My First SWIRLYDOOS Layout!!!!

Well, I finished my first Swirlydoos page with my first kit and I couldn't wait to share it. This picture is a little wonky, I'll try to get a better one tomorrow. There were so many beautiful things in this kit! It features some Kaisercraft, some beautiful Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee, Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime, some Prima goodies, some sparklies.....all kinds of pretty things!!!!

Here are a few closeups of the details.
The leaves are stamped from a CTMH stamp set and the edges curled a little.
I used the stamp set that came in the kit (yes, a stamp set!) and the Kaiser bling for this accent.
And these are the little tiny Kaiser alphas! Cute, but a little hard to work with!!!!

I am totally loving this kit. Have another page going right now, and another in my head!!!! Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Some Good News

Well, I've had a few good scrap related things happen lately, I got banner of the week at Webster's Pages a few weeks ago and that was exciting to me.

I checked the "Once Upon A Sketch" blog a little bit ago to be surprised to see my page as one of the featured pages for the June 15th challenge! The page below is the one featured! That made my day!!!

Earlier, I was happily surprised to find that I had won the June Traditional challenge over at Webster's Pages with this layout. I won a collection of the new "Let's Celebrate" papers! I had won previously for their "Let's Celebrate" contest and won the new trim, so I'm waiting and stalking my mailman!!! The page below is the page that I won the challenge with.

And, last but not least, I recently subscribed to "Swirlydoos" and got my first kit today. It's gorgeous, so many pretty things in it! Gorgeous paper, trim, bling, stamp set, blooms, flocked rubons, lots of sparkly and pretty things!!!!

So I've had some good things happen, things that make me feel better, I've been in such a scrap slump lately, seems that my style is just outdated! I need to learn about all the new mixed media stuff, and I really need and WANT some of that cool chipboard everyone is using!! LOL!!!

Bling It at Websters!

Please go check out the newest giveaway and fun at Webster's Pages!!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gabi's Blog Giveaway!

My Favourite Embellies GIVE-AWAY!!!

As I was working on the last couple of projects I'm going to show in this post today, I realized how really blessed I've been with all the beautiful products I get to work with day in and day out for all the design teams I'm on. So I decided it's time to 'Pay it Forward'.......I wanted to put a Blog Candy package together of a whole bunch of my favourite embellishments! Yep! There's Dusty Attic (and yes! that's the new peacock feathers you see there!), Webster's Pages blooms and sillhouettes (that's right, those really cute cameo's!! Ptrima trims, Bo Bunny Trinkets, layered stickeers and brads. There are my favourite adhesive pearls and flourishes, Zva flourishes & titles,....even some of those awesome Daisy D's rub-on's I've been hoarding! and a small Daisy D's paper pad for those who love cardmaking! Here are a few close up shots of the prize package.....

I know so many of you are always asking me where to get Dusty Attic chippies, I encourage you to check out the DA forums where they often update with companies in North America that are carrying them. I know I can't supply all of your needs but I'd love to give at least one lucky person a bunch of them as well as some of my other favourite embellishments. So here is the list of what you will recieve
~Dusty Attic Peacock Feathers (New!)
~Dusty Attic Swirl Frame
~Dusty Attic Vine (one of my all time favs!)
~Dusty Attic Wire Dress Form
Dusty Attic Bird of Paradise
~Prima (IOD) Angelique Ribbon/Trims
~Websters Pages Silhouettes (Cameos)
~Websters Pages Princess Petals (Country Estate)
~Websters Pages Pinwheel Flourettes
~Bo Bunny Trinkets
~Bo Bunny Layered Chipboard
~Bo Bunny Brads
~Bo Bunny Buttons
~Zva Creative Pearl flourish
~Zva Creative Rhinstone title (Celebrate)
~Zva Creative Rhinstone balloons
~Daisy D's Rub-ons (Motherhood)
~ Daisy D's Title Rub-ons (My Angel)
~Daisy D's Rub-ons (Hearts & Circles)
~Daisy D's Mini Paper Pad
~Maya Road Pleated Velvet Blossoms
~ Adhesive Pearls (3 60 piece packages)
~Queen & Co. Floral/flourish designs (3 packages)
(I forgot to add it to the photo, but I will also include the intricate metal designs I like to use behind my WP cameo pieces ...see past l/o's to see the designs)

SO, what you do have to do for a chance at this yummy prize? Easy Peasy....just leave a comment on Gabi's blog on this post so she can use the posts in to choose a winner.....and one more the spirit of Paying it Forward, Post a pic of the prize with a link to my blog so that others' can have a chance at the prize too :)
I've got a busy few weeks coming up (summer fun with the family) so I will pick a winner July 22nd and post the winner at my blog.

leave your comment here on GAbi's blog for a chance: