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Friday, March 16, 2012

Guest Designer for TCR!

As a Pion Design DT member, this week it's my turn to be a featured artist at The Color Room (for the sponsorship month). TCR palette #102 I used is based on Pion Design's "For Father" collection so it was fitting to use these beautiful masculine papers for my design.

The picture if of my husband, taken 8 years ago when he was 30 years old. He doesn't look too much different now (other than a little thinner hair). I used some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces from my Etsy Shop (chicken wire and wrought iron trim) to enhance the rustic feel. I still can't do a manly layout without flowers (and even put butterflies on this one too, LOL). BTW - NEW Dusty Attic Chipboard arriving in APRIL to my shop - the brand new releases and also a re-stock of most popular items in demand!

Here is a close-up the Prima flowers and Dusty Attic chipboard (I simply distress inked it).
This is the gorgeous inspiration palette:

 This the the complete For Father collection:

I actually used a sketch by Heather Landry (my Ideas For Scrapbookers team mate) but the sketch isn't due to reveal until next week over on the IFS blog with more interpretations of her fantastic sketch to be seen.

BTW - A big "SQUEEEL"!!! My new Pion Design papers arrived today - see next post :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Pion Design Collection!!!

They've done it AGAIN! Pion Design just released a "For Mother" collection. Just me style, soft pastels for Spring - and they are already in the mail on their way to me (whooo-hooooo!!!). Here is what Pion has to say about this new collection...

There are many special moments and occasions that are significant to us; our family, a new home, a birthday party or just those everyday events that makes our lives unique. For the arrival of Spring and to honor all the precious mothers around the world, Pion Design proudly presents our new collection - For Mother. A collection suitable for sharing those special memories and creating treasured family keepsakes. For Mother contains 15 double sided patterned papers in 12x12 size. It is a soft and warm color palette with a feminine touch. We also have 24 designs in 6x6 size. The coordinated patterns consisting of delicate flowers, dresses, cakes and doilies, will appeal to mothers, daughters and all of those we wish to show our appreciation for. For Mother is a timeless design that will offer you the possibility to create countless pages and projects in order to capture moments and preserve memories for future generations.Our new collection is now in stock and is ready for immediate shipping. Hopefully For Mother will give you much joyful and creative inspiration!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party! This kit, named "French Quarter", features the gorgeous Glitz Design "French Kiss"collection combined with a wealth of incredible flowers, embellishments and specialty papers.

If you came here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun and a 3rd manufacturer offering a prize! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!

My first layout, "No. 1" is of my first born. I used the gorgeous March kit sketch and tried something different - no doilies or distressing! The black mat is actually a piece of black velvet from the kit. I added some Dusty Attic clock chipboard from my stash. The large Prima flower is in the main kit, the smaller ones are in the add-on.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous flowers and the finish on my chipboard (black ink and dry brushed copper acrylic paint on top).
Here is the AMAZING kit sketch - my favorite one from all that I've seen from Swirlydoos to date!

For my second layout, "C'est tres Magnifique", this is my daughter wearing daddy's hat. I used the Swirlyhues challenge as my inspiration. Again, added a Dusty Attic piece from my stash and the greenery vine was left over from my February kit (cut it in half to use on here).
Here is a close up of the beautiful Petaloo flowers from the add-on kit.
Here is the Swirlyhues sketch and color palette.

For my last layout, "tender", this is me 7 months pregnant with my daughter and the boys are "waiting for something good to happen" (as in the text printed on this paper). I used the Dusty Attic sketch and a DA piece from my stash (brown ink and dry brushed with bronze acrylic paint on top) and finished it all off by cutting up the Prima vine to surround it. Kinda reminds me of a momma bird in a nest with her babies, LOL.

I fussy cut one of the Glitz cardstock pieces in the main kit.

Here is the beautiful Dusty Attic sketch I used as inspiration.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on March 15th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on March 16th. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit ALL of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a FOLLOWER if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” WORD and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had and tell us the SENTENCE that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is : THOSE

The party continues over at Tiffany's blog. Have fun! I will be back before the end of the month with a few more projects  - so many more goodies still to use from this awesome kit!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Meg's Garden Collection

Happy Sunday! Ohhhh... just look at what is coming soon to my mailbox from Meg's Garden! To see the entire "Forget Me Not" collection, click HERE to go to their website. This is just a little sample...