Thursday, September 30, 2010

Simply Adorable

Here's another layout I created using some Zva flowers and pearl flourishes. I like the soft colour tones in this layout - green and pink - from Fancy Pants' Wishful Thinking collection.

Some close-ups:

Pink pearl flourishes to go with the pink Zva flowers and Sizzix roses cut from the Fancy Pants patterned paper. And of course that postage stamp chipboard from My Tattered Angels is just perfect for creating collages.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

List of Supplies:

Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants Designs Wishful Thinking collection
Flowers - Zva Creative Bulk Flowers
Pearl Flourishes - Zva Creative PE-03CA-111
Chipboard - My Tattered Angels Postage Stamp Framed Font
Alphas - Jenni Bowlin stickers
Dies - Sizzix
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - May Arts
Transparency - Hambly Screenprints

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We'd like to congratulate the five September Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Kim Hughes
Julianne McKenna-De Lumen
Wendy McKee
Benedicte Raphalen
Lisa Johnson

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop

The Zva Designers are joining together again today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating incase there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will
do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Here's a Zva Creative layout I created recently:

I used 7 Gypsies' Conservatory papers and paired it up with some beautiful blue flowers from Zva Creative. I also added some green Zva crystal flourishes for a little movement in this nature-inspired layout.

Some close-ups:

I cut out the plant and birds from the patterned paper and layered it on some paper whose edges I had carelessly torn and curled. The brown lace was originally pristine white before I misted it with My Tattered Angels chalkboard glimmer mist in Hot Chocolate.

A close-up of the Zva flowers and crystal flourish.

Your next stop is here: Ingrid Danvers

Thank you so much for joining us.

List of materials used:
Crystal flourish - Zva Creative CRB-03CA-117
Flowers - Zva Creative bulk flowers
Patterned Paper - 7 Gypsies Conservatory Collection
Alphas - Prima Marketing
Mist - My Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Hot Chocolate
Lace - own stash

Saturday, September 25, 2010

YSS Blog Hop Winners!

Here are the winners of the $10 gift certificates from Your Scrapbook Stash. I picked a winner each from each of my three posts and here they are:

Winner #1: Monique
who posted:  "Another gorgeous layout! Love your design!! Thanks for the inspiration and I love this hop!!"
September 21, 2010 6:18 PM

Winner #2: Krystle
who posted: "I posted my take on the sketch in the gallery!"
September 23, 2010 12:08 AM

Winner #3: Miwa
who posted: "Can't wait to see what develops! As for tutorials that I'd like to see... there are so many new mists and paints on the market, I'd love to know how to use them!"
September 24, 2010 6:36 AM

Please leave me your emails on this post so I can send you details of your gift certificates. Congrats and happy shopping!

Edited to add: All winners have been contacted. Please check your emails, ladies! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Final YSS Giveaway

Thanks for all your comments on my last two posts. The comments have all been entered into a draw for Your Scrapbook Stash gift certificates and I'll announce all three winners on Saturday. If you haven't posted a comment yet, you still can.

I'm doing another giveaway today of a US$10 gift certificate to Your Scrapbook Stash.  Read on for more details.

But first, here's a card I made using Echo Park's Life Is Good collection.

A close-up:

I made the cute little flower out of crepe streamer. Thanks, Piradee, for the idea. :)

If you've been blog hopping with the Stash girls you'll know that something exciting's happening at Your Scrapbook Stash. Here are the details:

We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use the many products we have in our craft spaces, and we know you are too.  Scrapbooking changes so fast, and all the new products and techniques can be both fun and overwhelming.  At Your Scrapbook Stash, we think you should have an easy way to increase your fun, while eliminating that overwhelmed feeling.  So we created just that: Stash to Treasure.

Stash to Treasure is our brand new site, dedicated to bringing you cutting edge classes, exclusive tutorials, and new techniques, ranging from beginner to more advanced.  We will be introducing you to new and exciting products, and showing you just what you can do with them.  Join the Stash Girls and an amazing lineup of guest teachers as we bring you new classes and content every month!  On this subscription site, you will learn through video and step by step instruction how to use some of the best products out there.  Aren't sure how to get the most out of your mists?  Let us show you!  Need some fun new ways to use Border Punches?  We've got the video!

As a subscriber, each month you will receive a full class, complete with video instruction, as well as several exclusive tutorials, and step by step instructions to completing a variety of techniques and projects.  Each month will be jam-packed with content, and each month will feature a different teacher, so you will get a range of styles and creative ideas.

Details will be announced later this month along with your chance to subscribe!  Make sure to blog hop with the Stash Girls this week for your chance to be the first to win a FREE 1 month subscription to Stash to Treasure.

Be sure to check out the blogs of all the other DTs too for your chance to win more prizes on our blog hop, which ends on Saturday 25 September. Here are the links:

And me, of course. For your chance to win today's gift certificate, leave a comment on this post and let me know what sort of tutorials you would like to see on Stash to Treasure.

Thanks for dropping by and happy scrapping! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. All comments will be entered into the draw to win a US$10 gift certificate to Your Scrapbook Stash. Ready for another draw? Read on for more details.

Your Scrapbook Stash is running a sketch challenge. Upload a new layout based on this beautiful sketch by Julie Bonner and link it to this post at YSS' blog: Link to YSS post. All layouts must be linked to the post by Saturday 25 September midnight. The winning layout will receive a prize package and Stash Cash.

Here's Julie's sketch:

And here's my take on it using Echo Park's Life Is Good papers:

Some close-ups:

Now for the draw. I'm giving away another US$10 gift certificate to Your Scrapbook Stash. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post. To double your chances of winning, create a layout based on Julie's sketch and tell me about it on this post. All winners for the draws (my last post, this post and another one coming up) will be announced on Saturday.

Good luck and thanks for dropping by. :)

List of Supplies:

Patterned Paper - Echo Park's Life Is Good (Fancy Border, Floral Dress, The Neighbourhood, Set The Table, Journal Cards, Happy Borders)
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Others - Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Your Scrapbook Stash Blog Hop!

Welcome to Your Scrapbook Stash's Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here from Alyssa McGrew's blog you're on the right track. If not, start at Your Scrapbook Stash's blog just so you don't miss out on any of the DT blogs. And why is that important? Because not only will you be greeted by some inspiring projects by the design team, you'll also have a chance to win! That's right, we're all giving away free gift certificates to the store!

I'll be giving away THREE US$10 gift certificates to Your Scrapbook Stash this week. And I'll be starting with ONE gift certificate today. All you need to do is to leave a comment on my blog to be entered into a draw. And be sure to check through the week because I'll be giving away the other two gift certificates sometime in the next few days.

This month, Erica sent me a big box of goodies from Echo Park and Jenni Bowlin to create with. And here's one of the layouts I came up with:

As you can see, I'm having fun with tags these days. :)

Some close-ups:

A mini collage layered on top of a stamped manila tag.

I misted the Maya Road chipboard alphas with My Tattered Angels' glimmer mist in Dragonfly and outlined it with white paint for more definition.

Remember to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the gift certificate.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Valerie Bishop. Oh, YSS' guest designer this month, Julie Bonner, is also giving away YSS gift certificates. So be sure to check out her blog too.

And another thing, all orders placed at YSS during the blog hop will earn double points.

Be sure to check back at my blog through the week to see when I'll be giving away the other two gift certificates. :)

Thanks for dropping by and happy blog hopping!

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - Echo Park Life Is Good Collection (Honeycomb, Set The Table, Happy Borders, Journal Cards)
Alphas - Maya Road chipboards
Mist - My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Dragonfly
Paint - Making Memories in Manila
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Cardstock - Bazzil
Inks - Rangers Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Altered Tag Mini Class

I showed you the tags I made for the Friendship Swap yesterday. Today I'll share with you how I made them. I love My Tattered Angels glimmer mists and as I had all the new Fall colours in my hands, I knew I had to use them on the tags. I also love my Tim Holtz stamps and what better way to experiment with them than on small-scale projects like tags.

I started off with some large manila tags. These are 6" x 3", a good size to work on for playing with your mediums and stamps.

As I was making up 15 tags, I placed 2-3 tags next to each other and just misted them across, switching up the colours as I went along. I used 5 of the newest Tattered Angels glimmer mist colours in different combinations on the tags - Apple, Dragonfly, Sugar Maple, Autumn Nights and Pomegranate.

I then inked the edges for more definition.

Now for some stamping. I chose a couple of my favourite Tim Holtz foliage rubber stamps and stamped these as background images.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed my main images in black so they would stand out better. I like how heat embossed images add texture to a layout too. The butterfly stamp and Dream quote stamp are a couple of my favourites from Tim Holtz.

And here's the finished tag:

And here's more of the other tags with some coordinated hand-dyed ribbons I dyed myself:

All supplies used on the tags here are available or will be available at Your Scrapbook Stash. And if you do create a tag, do share them with us on the YSS gallery.

Be sure to check back next week because we'll be having a Your Scrapbook Stash Blog Hop!!!! There'll be gift certificates to be won on all the blogs. How's that for fun? So be sure to check back here for your chance to win and lots of inspiraton too. :)

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friendship Swap Tags

Here are my completed Friendship Swap Tags. :)

The tags were fun to make. I used my favourite My Tattered Angels glimmer mists and Tim Holtz rubber stamps and just had a blast with them.

I like that each tag is unique because of the different glimmer mist colours on each one. I used the new Fall colours on the tags - Apple, Pomegranate, Sugar Maple, Dragonfly and Autumn Nights. Love the bright bold colours.

I also had fun hand-dyeing the ribbons to match the tags. Mists + Ribbon = Inky Fingers. :D

We had a fun crop last night and the tags are all at their new homes now. Well not all as a couple couldn't make it to the crop, but soon. :) And I've got in my hands beautiful tags from all the other scrappers too. Except for Kate's which should be couriered across soon. Can't wait for the next swap. :)

Prima Marketing Idea Book

Look! Prima's introduced a marketing idea book that's filled with ideas and inspiration.

18 Artists from all around the WORLD.
Over 130 projects.

I can't wait to see it in real life. :)


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Top Three at Two Peas

My layout, You've Got Rhythm, is Top Three Most Liked and Most Bookmarked at Two Peas. :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

You've Got Rhythm

A layout for Zva Creative using one of my favourite CHA releases from Crate Paper - Restoration. I love how the paper complements the tribal designs on the African drums in the photo.

Fun bit of title work - the Zva swirl adds just that bit of movement.

A mini collage with lots of layering using patterned paper, die cuts and stickers from Crate Paper and layered felt flowers and brads from Zva.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Materials used:
Crystal flourish - Zva Creative CRB-03CA-109
Felt flowers - Zva Creative FL01CB114, FL01CB115, FL01CB117
Brads -  Zva Creative Corduroy brads BR01CB104, Canvas Brads BR01CB110
Patterned Paper, Die Cuts & Stickers - Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Alphas - Sassafras Lass and My Mind's Eye

Friday, September 10, 2010

Swap Sneak

I've been working on some tags for a swap I'm doing with a group of scrapper friends and I've finally completed them. :) Look at the kaleidoscope of colours. And to think I actually only used five colours. Fun! Can't wait for the swap to see the tags the others have created.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Tattered Angels on QVC

Please join Wendy Senger, creator of My Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist on QVC Germany on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm Germany time/10am MST.  Go here to watch it live:

You can watch it live by going to the QVC-Live TV tab.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Alice Canvas Banner

aI don't celebrate Halloween but I do like my Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland papers, so I've created an Alice-themed banner.

(To take a closer look at the banner, go to the last image at the bottom of this post and click on that for a full size version.)

I altered a Maya Road canvas banner from Your Scrapbook Stash and started off by misting each canvas pennant with My Tattered Angels mists over Halloween Hauntings and Tattered Travelers glimmer screens. The new Fall glimmer mists are the perfect match for the Graphic 45 papers and on this canvas banner I used the new Fall shades of Autumn Nites, Pomegranate & Sugar Maple mists, and perenniel favourites Olive Vine and Peach Delight.

A look at the individual pennants:

"Oh we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."

"Off with her head!"

"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at."

"Curiouser and curiouser!"

"I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"


Mists - My Tattered Angels mists in Pomegranate, Autumn Nites, Maple Sugar, Peach Delight and Olive Vine;
Stencils - My Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens from Halloween Hauntings and Tattered Traveler collections;
Clear Stamp - My Tattered Angels Tattered Traveler;
Chipboard - My Tattered Angels Framed Font Regal;
Patterned Paper - Graphci 45 Halloween in Wonderland.