Thursday, May 31, 2012

I have been fortunate enough lately to have a little extra time on my hands, so I enjoyed it by participating in a few online challenges.

Pion design's happens to be one of my top favorite manufacturers these days and they have the most amazing sketch challenge up on their blog right now, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to play along!

Pion Sketch

The sketch it quite hard to see the edges, but you get the idea!

Here is my take
This is a layout of my middle daughter, I think this might be my most favorite photo I have of her. It just truely replicates the kind of little girl she is.

I used Pion Design's Fairytale of Spring Collection found HERE
This collection is so delicate and beautiful, I'd love to get my hands on more!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Frosted Design's Wedding Themed OTP Project


It's Fabulous Friday again over at
Frosted Designs

This week's challenge is to create a project with 
'Wedding Theme'

Come play along with us for your chance to win a RAK from our Sponsor
Copic Markers

Here is my example for this week's challenge

I created a wedding party favor set in the traditional white and silver wedding colors.
I created a pillow box filled with mints, which I heavily embellished with a pretty silver ribbon and floral pics.
I made a rice bag (was out of birdseed, lol) with a sqaure of Webster's Pages netting....if you look closely you can see the silver threadwork throughout the netting....very delicate looking. I also used ribbon and floral pics to give the rice bag some embellishment.
Lastly I ceated a votive, which is also embellished with the same floral pics!

They look great together and sure to please any guest whom gets to bring the set home with them!

Friday, May 25, 2012

ScrapThat! June Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapThat! June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!
We have some special treats for you this month starting with our uber talented
Guest Designer for the month of June!
Please Welcome Gerry G. Vent
But wait, the excitement doesn't end here, we have teamed up with a few of Webster's Pages
Design Team Members to make this month EXTRA SPECIAL!
Be sure you visit each blog listed on the hop to see what they have done with this month's
amazing kit and sketch!
ScrapThat! is offering a HUGE Grand Prize for 1 lucky Blog Hop winner by random draw to all that qualify,
be sure you complete the Hop to see this months generous prize!
More details below.

Without further ado ScrapThat! is delighted to introduce to you our June Kit
"Life's Muse"
This month’s kit features Webster's Pages Beautiful 'Everyday Poetry Collection'
The kit is chock full of gorgeous goodies, such as lace, bling, an array of pretty flowers and much, much more!
Main Kit $39.99
Webster's Pages Everday Poetry Collection
1 sheet - Love & Dreams
1 sheet - Be Open
1 sheet - Your Thoughts
1 sheet - Messages To You
1 sheet - Little Birdie Told Me
1 sheet - Harmony
1 sheet - Little Stories
1 sheet - Word Smith
1 sheet - Die Cut
1 sheet - Alpha Stcker
Bazzill Basics Card Stock
1 sheet - Ivory
1 sheet - Pink
1 sheet - Blue
1 Pkg. Zva Flowers
1 Pkg Zva Self Adhesive Bling
1 Prima Wooden Envelope Embellishment
2 Tim Holtz Tickets
1 Zva Sea Foam Tulle Flowers
2 Pink and Green Leaves
1 Prima Genie Stone
1 yrd Green Tara Lace - white
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99

Flower Add-On $12.99
(only 12 of these kits are available each month and sold on a first come first serve basis)
1 Pkg. Prima Velvet Rainbow Pastel Flowers
1 Pkg. Petaloo Flora Doodles - Velvet and Lace
1 Pkg Petaloo Velvet Wild Roses (sm)
Embellishment Add-On $14.99
1 Pkg. Prima Flowers - Strawberry Ice
1 Pkg. Green Tara Pink Flowers (5 ct)
1 Doodlebug Design Slim Cupcake Sunburst Card
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99)
Paper Add-On $9.99
Webster's Pages Everday Poetry Collection
1 sheet - Love & Dreams
1 sheet - Be Open
1 sheet - Your Thoughts
1 sheet - Messages To You
1 sheet - Little Birdie Told Me
1 sheet - Harmony
1 sheet - Little Stories
1 sheet - Word Smith
1 sheet - Die Cut
1 sheet - Alpha Stcker
Bazzill Basics Card Stock
1 sheet - Ivory
1 sheet - Pink
1 sheet - Blue
 NOTE: The Ppaer Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members; please follow link to provide us with your wish list:
for more info please email

June's Sketch by: Amarilys Doria
Please join our June Sketch Challenge HERE

MY TAKE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SKETCH, using June's "Life's Muse Kit"

Here are the rest of my creations using this months BEAUTIFUL KIT!!

Our Blog Hop features 9 fantastic blogs from our Design Team as well as 7 more fantastic blogs from
Webster's Pages Design Team.
To qualify for this month's HUGE Grand 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
*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
*We also ask that you become a follower of ScrapThat!'s blog along with each Designer's blog
*Post ScrapThat! blinkie on your blog
*Stop by our Facebook Page (link provided on blog hop list) and like us
*Our last stop in our Blog Hop is ScrapThat!'s Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the blog hop instructions

Hop ends May 27 12am CST
Grand Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the announcement that will be made on ScrapThat!'s blog May 31st
If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be choosen!
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.

Next hop over to:


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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Prima BAP

It's been so long since I've gotten to play along in any challenges, I was super excited that I found the time this month to create a layout based on Prima's BAP!

The sketch this month was super beautiful and I couldn't pass up playing along!


Here is my take on this month's Prima BAP! The photo is of my middle daughter!
I had such a blast with this sketch and I felt like it really got my creative juices flowing. I just kept layering and layering and I just love the results I ended up with!

The paper is Prima's Sweet Fairy Collection, the colors are just so soft and beautiful and super easy to work with! I just love the color combo of purple and yellow! I usually don't even work with purple because I have a hard time with it, and this collection went together so super easy!

The flowers are all Prima of course and they are layered with a GORGEOUS ballerina from Prima's Fairy Belle Collection.

Thanks for looking I hope you enjoyed~!!
Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's almost Reveal Day at ScrapThat!
June's Kit is just super GORGEOUS chock full of  Yummy goodies!
I'd love to tell you more, but you have to wait til Friday for the full reveal....

But I do have a sneaky eek to share with you to hold you over til the real deal!


ScrapThat!'s June Kit "Life's Muse"


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 Have Teamed Up For The Month Of May !!!

ScrapThat! is so excited to have the ooportunity to be working
The Color Room

In honor of ScrapThat!'s
2nd Anniversary
they have created a Special Eddition Palette
based on our
May's 2nd Anniversary Kit!

This Special eddition Palette will run ALL MONTH long in paralell to their weekly color challenge's!!
You don't have to be a ScrapThat! kit club member to stop by and play along, you just have to start creating using the color palette shown above and load it into their gallery.
For rules and details click

ScrapThat! May 2nd Anniversary Kit

Main Kit $39.99
Flower Add On $12.99
Embellishment Add On $17,99
Paper Add On $9.99
 At this time, ScrapThat! has room for expansion to take on new kit club members...
Without Further ado My Creation based on this color palette using ScrapThat!'s May Kit
I used ONLY the main kit to create this layout, the black pennant titles on the right side were cut from one of the package's of Prima flowers in the kit.
The doilies, ribbon and corner scroll is from my own stash.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scrap That May Kit Tutorial

Hi there, 
Jenifer here today posting for Scrap That!
I have a quick lil tutorial using the
Scrap That May Anniversary kit
I wanna share with you!!

When I was creating my kit I found that I absolutely adored the Say It In Pearls Adhesive Border

 However it's color did not match the project I really wanted to use it for. So I decided I would use some acrylic paint to alter it along with a few of the alphas from the kit for my title and my 3-D roses I made with the polymer clay.

Item's you'd like to paint (I am painting my 3-D polymer clay roses as well as a few alphas from the kit and my say it in pearls adhesive border)

paint brush

acrylic paint in your choice of color(s)

You may consider a few paper towels and something to paint on so you do not get it on your work space, I just use disposable plates.

  Lightly coat your pearl adhesive border with a touch of your acrylic doesn't take much, if you put to much the paint will fill in the negative spaces of the details and you will no longer be able to see it the design. Also I found when painting the actual pearls, it;s easier to paint over them once and leave them to dry, if you can still see the previous color once the first coat has dried, you can add another coat.

Set aside to dry before use.

I only needed half of this border for my project so I only painted the half I needed and cut it in half for my layout instead of wasting it behind the photo. I saved the unpainted half for later use.

 I like to cut my alphas out leaving them still attached to the clear film before I paint them, that way I do not get unwanted paint on the other alpha's by leaving them on the sheet...nor do I loose the stickiness due to removing them from the film.
Before painting the alphas you want to be sure and remove any centers that will not be part of your title before you start. For example: the circle from the e's  a's or b's ect. 
If you do not remove these before painting the center edges will not get painted and will remain the original color.

Depending on the color you choose to paint your alpha's they may need more than 1 coat of paint. Just like above, you need to let the first coat dry before you add another.


When your letters are all dry and you are ready to remove them from the clear film for use on your project, you may find that there is excess dried paint on the edges or maybe in the center holes where you previously removed unwated pieces. VERY gently pinch the edges off using you finger nails and for the centers I find a circular motion a few times with a straight pin works well.


These are the 3-D roses I made using the polymer clay from the kit. (they are MUCH easier than they look)
Anyhow this is what they looked like after baking, and I thought they'd work PERFECT for the project I was creating, so why not paint them too?!?!


I left them blotchy looking on purpose to give them somewhat of a dimensional look, because I have not mastered any kind of fancy paint techniques as far as shading goes......

Once I added them to my Layout I decided I should add some purple stickles....


I hope you have enjoyed my lil tutorials, and are inspired to create something beautiful of your own possibly using an idea I have shared with you all today. 

Thanks for stopping by, check back next week to see what else our designers have to share with you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Logo 

Yay it's challenge time again at

This week were are lucky enough to have a sketch from the talented 
Diana Fisher!


Here is my take on this week's challenge, hope you love it!

 This is a photo of my youngest son when he was born! WOW has he changed lol!!!

I decided to flip the sketch and use it in the opposite direction, and I also replaced the banners with a doilie!
The paper collection is G45's new 'Little Darling's Collection'

I hope you'll play along with us over at
for you chance to win this beautiful RAK


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Just wanted to take the time to wish all of you, Mother's, Grandmother's, Godmother's, Step Mother's and Soon To Be Mother's a 

Very Very
 Happy Mother's Day!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Logo 

It's Chalenge time over at 

This week's challenge is to use handmade flowers on your paper crafting project.

For all of y'all that know me well, know this is right up my alley!!!!

This is a layout of my middle daughter!
I used G45's new
Old Curiousity Shoppe Collection
for this page!

Lot's and lots of fussy cutting! A Dusty Attic chippie along with my handmade flowers and wallah!
My layout is completed!

Here's a link to my handmade flowers

Hope you play along with us for your chance to win this BEAUTIFUL RAK 
sponsored by

Click HERE for more details!

Friday, May 11, 2012


It's Fabulous Friday over at 

This week's challenge is to use 'Lacing' on a paper crafting project!

I was so excited when I saw this challenge because I haven't used lacing in my paper crafting projects in a while and I've been wanting to try it with embroidery floss!! This was the PERFECT excuse!

This is a layout of my middle daughter, She is such a sweet, sweet, tender hearted little girl and inspired me to be a better person everyday!!
For this page, I used G45's Little Darlings Collection, as well as an array of Kreaxions tools!'
 All available in the Just Imagine Kreaxions Store!!!

I used the circle cutter for 3 of the circle's above, before placing them on my doilies, on the smaller of the 2 teal circles I used the circlar punching template along with Punch #304 to jazz it up a bit!
I used the left over negative pieces from Punch #305 meant for the trash to create the pretty border around the larger circle!
Last but not least I created a double sided border using Punch #903 !!!

For my lacing I used green embroidery floss on the larger teal circle , I made a slit in it with scissors and then just stitched it back up!!!

I hope you've enjoyed my page and you'll play along with us at 
Frosted Design's
for your chance to win a RAK from this months sponsor

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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I have some 
to share with you all today!!!!!
I have made the 
Design Team!!

I will be joing this talented group of ladies:
Natalie Elphinstone – VIC, Australia
Suzette Edmond – United Kingdom
Jenifer Evans – USA
Jennifer Hodge – QLD, Australia
Cathy Lane – South Africa
Kate McCulloch – NSW, Australia
Rae Moses – USA
Jeni O’Connor – Canada/Australia
Donna O’Leary – New Zealand
Elena Olinevich – Belarus
Angella Peardon – NSW, Australia
Ro Philippsen – South Brazil
Amanda Reddicliffe – WA, Australia
Candy Rosenberg – USA
Sandi Smith – Canada
Ilene Tell – USA
Sonia Thomason – WA, Australia
Sharryn Thomson – NSW, Australia
Chantal Vandenberg – SA, Australia
Emilia van den Heuvel – the Netherlands

I hope you'll come and check us out!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Handmade Punched Rose

I am such a fan of flowers on my paper crafting projects, I love to pile as many on as possible, but that can get a little bit pricey so I love using handmade blooms!

Today I wanna share with you one of my most favorite handmade flowers, sure to add that special touch to any crafting project!!

flower punch (it does not need to be the same as mine, it just needs to be a 4 petal punch)
enough paper to punch 4 flowers
some kind of skinny stick (I use a paint brush end)

Punch out 4 flowers all the same size.

 You will need to make your cuts in each flower
 Flower #1 you will just cut a slit into the flower between 2 of the petals and stop in the center
Flower #2 you will need to cut a petal from your flower using a pie slice shape, also stopping in the center.
Flower #3 you will repeat the same cut as flower #2 except this time when you make your pie slice cut you need to remove 2 petals instead of just 1.

For the last flower you will make a very different cut. Starting in between 2 petals cut into your flower just enough to leave enough room as to not slice off petals when you start your spiral cut to the center. You can make your spiral as many layers as you wish or as little. When you are finished it should look similar to the one above.

 Now it's time to adhere your cut flowers #1-3. All you need to do is dab a small bit of glue (fast drying works best) on the edge of the petal that was cut and slightly overlap the other side of the cut petal back to it, creating a cone shape.

Flower #4 is adhered a bit different. For this step you will need your skinny skinny (I used the end of a paint brush) and started at the opening of the cut flowers and wrapped in around the brush end in a spiral motion until I reached the end. I then put a dab of my fast drying glue on the bottom of the spiral cut flower and pressed the flower down over it holding firm for a few moments until it's dry.

When you have completed the above step you should have 4 flowers that look similar to these above.
The final step is to assemble your 4 flowers to create 1 beautiful rose.
You do this by adhering the each flower to the center of the other largest to smallest. So adhere flower #2 in #1's center and so on and so forth.

When you are done your flower should look similar to the one below!

Thanks for taking a look, I hope you have enjoyed!!!