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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Scrap That! Reveal and Blog hop

Welcome to the Scrap That! October "Bella Rosa" kit reveal and blog hop. If you have arrived from Shona's blog you are in the right place and this is your last stop today. This hop officially ends on Sunday at midnight MST. This kit features the Prima Romantique and Creative Imaginations (IOD) Ddevotion papers. OK, now let's dig right in to this reveal!

My first layout "That is Love" is of my two youngest last summer playing in the shade. I just LOVE these Prima papers! Only the background cardstock is from my stash on this, everything else was in the kit - including the new sweet pea border DA chipboard!


Here I made some flowers using the technique item Glubers and lace and added the Kaiser flowers are centres.

Design Tip: Simply use my no sew lace flower tutorial, minus the messy glue to make these flowers.

My second layout "caress" was taken on the day we brought my daughter home. Such a tender sibling moment. Again, I just LOVE these Prima papers and the gorgeous flowers in this kit. The background cardstock was from my stash and the doilies were featured in last month's kit. Isn't the Prima lace/bling divine?


Design Tip: Simply use two tones of green chalk ink on the chipboard for an easy vine (I cut mine in 3 pieces).

This was TCR palette I used as inspiration for this layout:

... and guess what? Thanks to Lori for letting me post it two days early, it got featured at TCR - chosen by Solange Marques (she's SOOO talented!)


For my last layout "Bubbles", I wanted to show that you can easily use this kit for a boy layout. I added dark orange cardstock and DA chipboard from my stash on this one, along with the berries in the middle of the flower. I just loved the Prima branch/vine in the kit, so perfect for a fall layout. This layout has a mix of the perfectly paired Prima and CI papers.


Design Tip: Make a distressed flower using my vintage style flower technique and flower punches/dies instead of circles - I used 3 large and 2 medium.

Here is the gorgeous kit sketch I used designed by our very own DT member Robin Shakoor.

Here is a peek at the kit (the DA border will be added to the kit too!):

Here is a peek at the yummy add-on:

**Remember, that there are THREE prizes to win, and THREE ways for you to enter.

1. First of all, you will need to visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **.  (Please note:  Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.)  Dusty Attic will choose a comment winner from their forum.

2. If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit, then head over to our NING COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge.  The challenge will run from Oct 10th to 24th, so you have LOTS of time to post your creations.  You can enter as many times as you like.  You do not need to be a subscriber to participate.  The more entries, the more chances you have to win!

3. 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 :).


We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along!  Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on October 22nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners!


Blog rotation in case you got lost:
Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com

Dusty Attic - http://dustyattic.ning.com

Jeni O’Connor - http://jocmomentsoftime.blogspot.com

Karen- http://agirlsscrapobsession.blogspot.com

Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com

Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com

Shona - http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.com

Vicky - YOU ARE DONE!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

3 WINNERS - Dusty Attic Chipboard

It's finally time to announce the 3 winners from my Dusty Attic Giveaway...

WINNER # 1 - Congrats to Theresa who won the Creative Scrappers draw (here is her entry http://scrappyartcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/09/lifes-full-of-happiness.html). This will be coming your way in the mail Theresa...


WINNER #2 - Congrats to Patricia Grace who won the random draw from my shop's September orders. This will be coming your way...


WINNER #3 - Congrats to follower Renee for the random blog candy draw:
 Renee VanEpps said...
Hi Vicky! My fave DA in your Etsy store is "Wrought Iron Decal DA0574" Thanks for another awesome giveaway, I shared on my blog @ http://luvthisscrap.blogspot.com/2011/09/vicky-from-simply-papers-blog-candy.html And I'm already a follower! Have a great day!!
Renee please e-mail me (vickya@shaw.ca) your address so I can send you this...

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with Creative Scrappers, ordering chipboard from my Etsy and for your continued support on my blog (your comments always overwhelm me!). To the three winners, enjoy the goodies and please share what you create - can't wait to see!

BTW - Halloween and Christmas chipboard should be arriving and listed in my shop in just over a week and I will be restocking too (only 20 listings in there right now - you guys bought it ALL last month, LOL!)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scrap That! OCT Sneak

Please join us for our "Bella Rosa"kit reveal and blog hop starting on Friday. We have FOUR terrific prizes up for grabs this month and this kit is REALLY gorgeous (just as great as last month!). We also have an amazing guest designer - Jeni O'Connor, who is joining in the fun.

It all starts on Friday Oct. 7th at 10 am MST - see you then!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Display - Pion Design

I've been playing with more of the Waiting for Santa 2 collection from Pion Design. Seriously the best holiday paper collection in the last decade!

I ALWAYS have a layout displayed on my mantle so I decided to make a layout for display in December that perfectly matches my Christmas decor. So much complementary goodness on this layout - Dusty Attic chipboard from my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto), ZVA pearl flourishes, flowers, ribbon, doilies, and holiday berry cluster too! I just love that image of the little girl and her dog from one of the gorgeous papers.


I used a handmade Lily Flower from my tutorial and frosted the tips with diamond dust. Kinda looks like a pink poinsettia.

Here is a close-up of the cluster and you can see I used crackle paint and stickles on the chipboard.

Thanks for taking a peek! BTW - Halloween and Christmas Dusty Attic chipboard will be arriving soon :)


Be @ Home Feature


I was featured on Best of the Web: Be @ Home  - check it out here http://pocketchange.become.com/2011/09/best-of-the-web-be-home-42.html. The post was last week but I was so sick, I've just gotten around to posting this now. Every Wednesday they post featured bloggers, and last week was an amalgamation of art, crafts, DIY's and food. They also have great top ten lists, check this one out... Top Ten Rainy Day Crafts.

Thank you Kim for contacting me for this fabulous feature!