"With simply paper and a little creativity anyone can create"

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scrap That! June Kit/Blog Hop

Wow, June is already here and it's time for another kit reveal and blog hop! We have SEVEN AMAZING blogs for you to visit today, each with a some beautiful projects that were created using the Scrap That! June "Afternoon Tea" kit. f you have just arrived here from Robinʼs blog (our amazing guest designer this month!) you are in the correct place. If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us.  All qualifying entries will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a Scrap That! kit.


For my first layout "Friends", I used the gorgeous kit sketch by LG Belarmino. These blue and green Websters papers from the Ladies and Gents collection were my favorite and a perfect background for this picture of my boys goofing around while we were testing our camera. I added a heart doily (distress inked it) and a Dusty Attic title chippie from my stash but everything else is from the kit... including the chipboard clock and matching green background cardstock!

Design Tip: Cut-off stamens on a large flower and layer a smaller one in the middle instead for a pretty focal flower.


For my "so sweet" layout, I fussy cut the main paper and layered on some doilies from my stash to make the pink circle pop against the texture. These were perfect papers for this candid chubby baby shot of my daughter in her stroller (two years ago).

Design Tip:  Use the kit technique product which is white FlowerSoft this month, to give cool texture to the paper flowers in the kit.


My last layout with the kit, "my hunny bunny" is my daughter as an infant. I can't resist to add pink to layouts about her. I made four large flowers using the plain white cardstock in the kit and various techniques from my my flower tutorials (quick link found in the right sidebar of this blog). Everything you see on this page is from the main kit - NO add-on embellies or stash items used at all!

Design Tip: Add flowers to floral paper for a gorgeous full garden effect.


REMEMBER: To qualify for the Grand Prize of a Fully Loaded Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit you must...
1) VISIT ALL SEVEN BLOGS ON THE HOP, LEAVE A COMMENT AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF EACH BOG
2) GO TO SCRAP THAT! FACEBOOK PAGE AND BECOME A FRIEND
3) GO TO THE SCRAP THAT! NING COMMUNITY AND BECOME A MEMBER

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along!
The hop ends on Sunday, June 5th at midnight MST.
Watch for the Scrap That! newsletter on June 22nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners!


In case you got lost on the way...
Scrap That! - http://www.scrapthatchat.blogspot.com
Ivana - http://papergirlcrafts.blogspot.com

Janis - http://thereluctantscrapper.blogspot.com
Karen - http://agirlsscrapobsession.blogspot.com
LG - http://scrappinworld.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com
Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com
Vicky - http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pion Design Frame

My cousin is having a baby girl this Fall so I wanted to make a little pink frame to match her room. Then, I saw The Color Room palette #60 and knew I had my inspiration.

The wooden frame is covered with a Pion Design pink paper from the "Fairytale of Spring"collection as well as the large handmade flower. I also used various other Pion Design collections for the vintage image, background paper and butterflies. I just love how all the collections blend well together.

Here is a close-up of the embellies and the handmade flower (see my flower tutorial).

This is the palette I used, which just happens to be sponsored by Scrap That! this month.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrap That! June Sneaks

The June Scrap That! kit reveal will be on Friday, June 3rd, along with a 3-day blog hop -- starting at 10 am MST on Friday and ending at midnight MST on Sunday. Here is a little tease from the design team...


Monday, May 30, 2011

My Etsy Shop Status

Last week I had to put the shop on vacation mode due to my daughter's eye surgery and now there is a potential postal strike threat this week. So, the shop is on hold for now ("vacation mode"). I don't want to risk any parcels getting hung-up in nowhere land!

I'll still be placing a Dusty Attic chipboard order next week since it takes them a while to cut it... so I should have more of the new styles (from the April release) at the end of June (or beginning of July depending if the postal workers settle quickly). For any custom orders, I just need the product name and code from the DA site http://www.dustyattic.com.au e-mailed directly to vickya@shaw.ca.

Thanks again for making my new business a success! Now... I just need Canada post to cooperate!