Saturday, March 31, 2012

Frosted Desgn's

This week's challenge over at 
is to use something recycled or up cycled or both lol to create a project.
I was super excited when I saw this, because a new fav scrappy thing I love to do is to try to make the most of my supplies by possibly using my packaging as well if possible.....some of it comes in pretty printed papers, esp. Prima!!

Next time you buy Prima's check out the packaging behind those beautiful blooms!
It's just begging to go on a scrappy project right along with those flowers!!

Here is my take on this week's challenge:

 This is a layout of my beautiful daughter's. I love them so very much!! I took this photo last September at our local park, I was surprised at how well it turned out, usually I have a hard time getting more than 1 to cooperate at the same time, lol but this one turned out all right!!!
I used Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings Collection and paired it with some left over scrap papers to create a circle background and some flowers.

The clock on the left side of the birdcage is my recycled item for this week's challenge. I cut it out of packaging from some Prima flowers! I personally like the added detail it gives!

I hope you loved my layout, don't forget to stop by FROSTED DESIGN'S to check out the creations from the other DT's and to also upload your take on this challenge for your chance to win a RAK from out sponsor

Friday, March 30, 2012


Welcome to the Scrap That! April “Serendipity” Kit Reveal Blog Hop!
If you have just arrived here from
blog you are in the correct place!  If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog for the blog hop order and links.

We are so excited to present this kit to you!  First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place!  We have SIX BEAUTIFUL  blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Scrap That! April “Serendipity” Kit featuring the Kaiser Craft "Sweet Nothings"  collection of papers.   So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy!

 April "Serendipity" Kit
 Scrap That! is pleased to present "Serendipity". This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect.  The Scrap That! Design Team have outdone themselves with their creations this month so be sure and stop by our gallery and leave them some love!

 April Embellishment Add-On

 April Paper Add-On

We have THREE prizes up for grabs:
A Dusty Attic Prize Pack 
A Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit
A Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate 
Read on to learn THREE ways you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all SIX blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **
If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit, then head over to our NING community and leave a comment in the THREAD on our forum.
Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :).

 Next, head over to visit Karen's blog.   
Happy Hopping!

**Remember, that there are THREE prizes to win, and THREE ways for you to enter.**
We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along!  Watch the Scrap That! forum to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Altered Glittered Chipboard Alphas

 Altered White Glittered Alpha's 
. I have quick and easy idea to
share with you today!

If your anything like me, you have a HUGE stash of alpha's,
but each alpha will only work for so many things, and then your
left with the rest of the stash wondering what you are going to do with them....
Most alpha's can be painted over, or inked, some can even be glimmer misted allowing
them to work for most anything you need them too. But glittered chipboard alpha's are kinda
hard to do this to due to their texture, they end up looking kinda funny.
Below is a neat way to alter these left over alpha's so you can use up your
whole stash leaving little leftover to waste..

White Glittered Chipboard Alpha's
Stickles (or any similar product)
Coordinating ink (I like to use a make up applicator sponge for this step)

Apply ink onto your sponge (if it's a new sponge you'll need to use plenty of ink to start).
Gently swipe the sponge around the sides of the whole alpha leaving a nice distress
edge. Don't worry if it's not perfect or you get some ink in the center, we your going to cover the
entire think with stickles anyway. This is just to help the alpha stand out more.

Squeeze a generous amount of stickles or any similar product onto your inked glittered
chipboard alpha.

Using your finger spread the stickles around the alpha using a dabbing method. If you try to just drag it, your going to leave bare spot, so you have to dab at it.

(I want to thank my daughter for posing, lol so I could get the photo's, lol it appears I owe her a manicure for doing so!)

Once your alpha is inked and the stickles are spread evenly, set it aside to dry.
   (to make your alpha darker, repeat step 3)


(Looks like this one will need a light second coat, but you get the idea!)

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, I hope this helps you get the most from your alpha stash, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012



Bella Blvd. - Spring Flings & Easter Things
Giveaway on Facebook
Winner announced April 1st on TPV blog

All you have to do is "like" us on The Paper Variety Facebook Page
as well as comment on the giveaway wall post.
 For a 2nd chance for them to win, you can share the post on your own facebook wall and leave a 2nd comment saying that you have done so. 
The winner will be announced on March 1st on THE PAPER VARIETY'S blog