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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scrap That! Kit Reveal (& blog candy)

Let me start off by saying the mix of papers in the Scrap That! September kit are glorious to work with. This kit has a fun something old, something new, something blue, vintage kinda feeling to it. The kit features papers from the Shabby Green Door "wings of a dream" collection plus papers from My Mind's Eye "lush" and "bella bella" collections. There are tons of great embellies like Prima flowers, Green Tara flowers, Zva flourishes, Stickles, lace, velvet ribbon and even a jar of Ranger crackle paint! This is truly a designer's dream kit.

My first layout "Smile" is me at about 6 months old. I used my newly purchased MS punch - love it, did a little tearing and paper rolling, added tons of flowers and gorgeous velvet ribbon. The only thing from my stash were the little cream flowers on the circle. I just love these Shabby Green Door papers!

Design Tip: roughly pleat and glue thick ribbon under a circle to "anchor" the page.

The second layout "sweet girl" is a picture taken at the hospital the day my girl was born - with all my kids together. There was a lot of ugly stuff in the background given it was taken in a hospital room so I designed the layout around the circular picture I cut out. The white acid-free paper crafting doily was from my stash (available through my Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto) and the two smaller flowers were from the Scrap That! August kit. Gotta love the Prima and Zva products in this month's kit! So much distressing on this layout too!

Design tip: Layer papers doilies and crochet/ribbon items for tons of texture.

My third layout "Always Love You" is my oldest son feeding his baby sister. He has always been so good with her and loves her to death! The pink apple blossom flowers on this page from Green Tara are so cute and that MME paper frame was a perfect touch for this kit. Note: The two pressed wood flourishes were from my stash (available through my Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto) and I just glimmer misted them in Cream de Cocoa color.

Design tip: Stamp, scrunch and ink paper to give it a vintage feel including rolling the paper edges to finish the tattered look.

My last layout "precious" is my daughter who fell asleep on me in a photo shoot. Since this MME paper had a beautiful border, I decided to keep it simple and just add a few tears. The only thing on this one from my stash was the butterfly glimmer chip (again from one of my Etsy kits)... I even used the Stickles included in the kit.

Design Tip: Make a freestyle bling flourish by using distress Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to scroll down to the previous post and enter to win some BLOG CANDY! The winner that is randomly drawn on September 7th gets one of my Etsy kits of their choice plus I will add some little goodies from the September Scrap That! kit too.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blog Candy! Easy to WIN!

To celebrate my Etsy opening, I am hosting a blog candy giveaway and the winner gets to choose one of my kits as their prize, plus I will include a few little embellies from the upcoming September Scrap That! kit. Here are just a few examples of my Etsy kits... but please visit the shop listed under my full name vickyalberto at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto to see all that is available. Read the details in this post to find out how to win one too!


All the kits feature a handmade flower and acid-free paper crafting products. My goal is to offer high quality items at reasonable prices. I have taken great lengths to ensure all items are archival safe for scrapbooking - especially when it comes to paper doilies.


A lot of the products are unique finds like crocheted lace & flowers, others are popular brand name items such as Prima & Tattered Angels. Some of us love certain products but can't justify buying the full box or spool it comes in. Now, you can buy a little bit of everything to your taste for that special project. Plus, adding a second kit to your order only costs and extra 25 cents!

BABY GIRL - $8.75

Each kit is designed to embellish two scrapbook pages and they come in a variety of themes. Every new customer gets an extra embellie added to their kit too!

BABY BOY - $8.75

So how do you win a kit of your choice?

Simply go to my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto to view all the kits listed so far... then, come back here to my blog and leave me a message telling me:

1. Which kit you would like to win and why you like it the best
2. What kinds of embellies (i.e. flowers, bling, chipboard etc.) you use the most in your crafting projects
3. Don't forget to become a follower of this blog too!

The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, September 7th, good luck!

In the meantime, check out this sneak peek collage of the upcoming September Scrap That! kit projects to be revealed by the design team (this week on August 26th). This kit has been a BLAST to design with and I think my FAVE so far.