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Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Dad, My Hero (Swirlydoos/Helmar)

Well, this is my final project using the awesome June Swirlydoos "Antiquities" kit (featuring the Bo Bunny Weekend Market collection) - I just love all the fun sticker tags that coordinate with this kit!

This is my hubby and our first born. To this day... his daddy really is his hero. Can you believe I've had that Martha Stewart heart border punch since it arrived in my Christmas stocking and this is the first layout I've used it on? Shame on me! I put this layout together using Helmar Premium Craft Glue for the paper layers (all distressed with my Zutter distrezz-it-all).

I glued the Dusty Attic chipboard (from my shop) and gorgeous Kaisercraft flowers on with the Helmar 450 quick dry and the Acid free glue for the picture.

I used the Helmar foam ZapDots to give the titles some dimension.

My July Swirlydoos DT kit just arrived this week and gotta get cracking on it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2Crafty Chipboard Design Team

I can share some exciting news... I've been invited to the 2Crafty Design Team!  Let me just say how very SWEET the owner Vanessa was with the invitation.  As you know I design for a couple of companies and we are often asked to design with a variety of sponsored products for cross-promotions including chipboard so... since I can't contribute as a full DT member she was willing to put me as a guest designer!  Now that's a "good egg".  A big thank you for making this work Vanessa (and Di - our DT Coordinator :)

Here is the AWESOME new DT line-up
(notice 2 Canucks on the team? hee, hee :)

Vicky Alberto – Canada (Guest Designer)
Linda Eggleton – Australia (Design Team Member)
Kelly Foster – USA (Design Team Member)
Marilia Lopes – Brazil (Design Team Member)
 Leonie Neal-Dawson – Australia (Design Team Member)
Elena Olinevich – Belarus (Design Team Member)
Keren Tamir - Canada (Design Team Member)
Chantal Vendenberg- Australia (Design Team Member)


Di Garling – Australia (Design Team Coordinator)
Fiona Johnson – Australia (Team Member)

Check out the 2Crafty Blog for all DT member blog links!

I couldn't resist placing a little order for my Etsy shop for some beautiful sentiment chipboard pieces and GORGEOUS swirl and lace-type chippy borders. They are on their way to me right now ladies!

Monday, June 18, 2012

NEW Dusty Attic Now Available!

I re-stocked my Etsy shop early this morning (http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto) with Dusty Attic chipboard. I had listed over 100 styles - including some of the newest pieces from the May release and the most popular items. In just a few hours my stock has drastically depleted. Since summer is typically a "low" scrappy season, I only brought in a few of each style.

More Dusty Attic to come in the Fall... and VERY soon I will be carrying 2Crafty chipboard too - double the scrappy pleasure! My shipment should arrive in a few weeks.

BTW - the new Dusty Attic releases are all mixed in my shop and not sure why because that's not how I loaded them (they are supposed to appear first) but Etsy scrambled them. This is the second time this has happened to me - maybe a setting I need to fix?