Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BasicGrey Knee Highs and Bow Ties Album Kit &Giveaway!!!

Ok you just have to see these super cute BasicGrey Album Kits that are on sale for only $25 thru May 12th. One Album kit is the Knee Highs collection and one is the Bow Ties collection. You are going to love these two collections and the album looks super cute! I know I have to have one - who am I kidding here - I want both. LOL! Actually I have just decided on both now, because I think it would be fun to mix them up since the two collections go so well together.

I will be playing with one of these kits when they come in, do you want to join the fun? Well, guess what? BasicGrey is letting me give the kit of your choice away to one of you lucky readers! So leave me a comment before midnight on Sunday May 5th, telling me what you think of these kits and which one you would choose if your name is drawn. I will choose a random winner and announce here on May 6th. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic

It's Sketchy Thursday on the Scraptastic Club Blog with this fantastic sketch by Jana Eubanks. This is one of this months challenges on the Scraptastic Blog, so check it out HERE and play along for a chance to be this months winner.

And for my example I have turned it on it's side so that I could use several photos. My sister is getting married this weekend so I am scrapping some pages for her about the journey before the wedding as well as the wedding. This might be one of the only times that it is fun to write a check - for gown alterations! They even drew diagrams for her so I included a photo of that as well. Can you believe how perfect the papers in this months Scraptastic Club "Awake My Soul" kit were for these difficult photos? I just love the navy and the gorgeous long pink pearl pins!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hampton Art / Echo Park Paper Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hampton Art / Echo Park Paper Blog Hop! Echo Park has teamed up with Hampton Art to bring you some great stamp sets and today we are showcasing them in this blog hop. So visit all of our talented designers' blogs along with the Hampton Arts and Echo Park blogs for a chance to win some great products.

For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify. The blog links are below

Now for my project. I used the Echo Park Paper "Oh Snap" Mini Theme collection along with the "Oh Snap" stamp set.  I also used this awesome May Arts ribbon in just the right coral color to coordinate. My son took this fantastic photo of Figaro when he was a kitten so the Oh Snap collection was just what I needed.

I used white embossing powder and heat embossed the doily design, cut it out and layered it to create an embellishment as well as a large scalloped border. The circle camera stamp in the upper left is just stamped with black ink to make a little embellishment and I stamped with a coral color for the chevron arrow designs on the background. 

Thanks for stopping by, now Have Fun Hopping!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

a Zip a dee doo dah day! *April Scraptastic Club kit

I used the awesome April Scraptastic Club "Awake My Soul" kit and add on kit for this layout. I just love the way the colors work with this early morning on Main Street USA photo of my husband. Everyone takes a photo with Walt and Mickey at the Partners statue in the hub, but stop in the front of Main Street by the flag pole and snap a photo with Roy and Minnie, its a great photo op.

And you guys know me, so you know I just had to make another sunray effect. I know I do that far too often, but I love it. And the sequins just added that something extra that you need for a disney page. Super fun page to make - check out the Scraptastic Kits Here. This month at Scraptastic we are trying to use song titles for our titles so this was ideal. Visit Scraptastic to see all the other designers amazing work in the Gallery - or check out the Blog!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Underwater *Scraptastic April kit*

I had some really great colors and patterns to work with this month in my April "Awake My Soul" kit from Scraptastic Club kits.   Papers from Dear Lizzy and Fancy Pants, great alpha stickers from Basic Grey, Studio Calico and Thickers, MME buttons, exclusive die cut words and flair, sequins.... just so much fun. Check out the Awake My Soul Kit, Add on, and stamp sets HERE.

To me this kit looked a bit nautical so I thought of these photos first. My guys at Moody Gardens Aquarium in Galveston. I stamped a bit of chevron design and a word stamp on the background and used a mist to make splatters. The great doily design is from a patterned paper by Teresa Collins in the Add on kit. I punched circles from the dotty paper and raised them with foam tape and of course I had to add a few sequins by machine stitching them in place


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

March Scraptastic Club Sketch Layout

Every month  Scraptastic Club Blog does a sketch challenge on their blog and this month I designed the sketch. I really like this one so check it out and if you have time, make a layout real quick for a chance to win a $20 gift cert to Scraptastic Club Store! It's due by April 3rd at midnight - sorry to share so late. Check it out HERE!

So here is my layout using the March "Everything I am" Kit with the Add on and stamps