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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cherish Layout

Yes I do still scrapbook! I was so focused on projects other than layouts before Christmas that it really felt good to get back to my "roots",  LOL. Now that Christmas is over, I had the itch this week to do a tropical vacation style layout. As soon as I saw TCR palette #91, I was determined to get it done. I found these awesome Prima "Shabby Chic collection" papers in my stash and decided to give the BAP sketch a go too. This isn't my typical palette style but it was so much fun to do. How can you go wrong with a cute toddler picture too, right? The papers are pretty busy so I kept the rest simple. The title is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece and all the flowers are Prima. I used chalk ink on the chipboard and stippled gesso on the edge of the picture.


Here is the awesome December Prima BAP sketch:

TCR#91 palette I used as inspiration:
BTW - I have ordered and will be receiving the new Dusty Attic chipboard releases mid January for sale in my Etsy shop.

I can't believe this is my last post of the year! Have fun celebrating tonight :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dusty Attic Update

My shipment with the new Dusty Attic chipboard has been slightly delayed and I am now anticipating it to arrive mid January - instead of this week. In the meantime, I have loaded most of my personal scrappy stash into my shop (40 listings added today!) for those of you who need some chipboard right now. That's why most quantities are only of 1 each... and some of these I will not be bringing back for a little while. My delayed shipment includes most of the brand new releases as well as I will be restocking some of the popular styles (yes, loads of chicken wire :)



Thanks for your patience and continued support.
I TRULY do appreciate you!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas! (Pion Design/Green Tara)

A few little "Merry Christmas" tags I made with some of my Pion Design scraps from the Waiting for Santa 2 collection. I thought these would be cute for my boys this year. The beautiful red roses, white buds, silver stars and red bead string are all from Green Tara. Make sure you head on over to both of these manufacturer blogs and follow them. There are so many wonderful projects being presented by all of the talented ladies on these DT teams (especially this magical time of year). I am amazed at the creativity and can't wait to see what 2012 will bring!


Wising you a very Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Adventure Layout (Pion Design/Green Tara)

I couldn't resist making this layout for a few reasons... TCR palette #89 was perfect for use with my brand new Pion Design "For Father" papers  - so I knew I had to squeeze some creating time into this busy week. It was also a really good excuse to use The Dusty Attic December sketch and some gorgeous Green Tara flowers. This layout just seemed to fall into place in no time at all!


This layout is of my sons during a camping trip in the mountains two years ago. I am fortunate that all 3 of my kids love the outdoors. There is a mix of Pion Design papers (For Father and Studio of Memories), Dusty Attic and Tattered Angels Chipboard, plus I've layered some gorgeous Green Tara flowers on here. Sometimes on a boy layout, a little "flowering" goes a long way. Here I have used two layers of the new Green Tara white petals and a cream cherry blossom to create each flower.

Here is the gorgeous TCR palette this week:

And here is the DA sketch this month:

Thanks so much for taking time out of one of your busiest weeks of the year to visit me today! BTW I will have the new DA releases in my Etsy shop mid to end of January :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Sleigh (Pion Design/Green Tara)

This a was a fun project that I stumbled accross. I was searching for a kid's craft project (www.busybeecrafts.com) when I found this cute little sleigh template at that I just had to try out for myself.


I slightly modified their template (enlarged the template and put a deeper curve) used some Pion design paper and Green Tara metallic swirl embellies and trim. Makes a cute and easy little candy dish for the holiday season!

BTW, Pion Design is looking for guest designers. Scroll to my next post for the details!



Pion Design is looking for designers!


PION DESIGN DT CALL

We are looking for crafters from all over the world who love to create with Pion Design papers!

To start with, we are looking for guest designers, and later some of our guest designers will have the chance to become Pion Design Team members for the rest of 2012.
As a team member, you will receive a generous amount of Pion Design papers to work with. What we would like from you are a minimum of 2 project posts per month on your personal blog as well as for our blog and to promote our products on at least one major online gallery. Anything extra is appreciated.

Please send your application to jenny@piondesign.se Write a little about yourself and tell us why you want to be a member of the Pion Design Team. Link to your blog and let us know if you have any other design assignments. Send us 3 pictures of projects made with mostly Pion Design papers in size 1000x1000 px. These projects do not have to be newly created for this call and may be older projects. We just want to get a sense of your design style and how you use our papers.
(If you are from a country where we do not have any retailers it is ok to apply with projects without Pion Design papers)

Please write Pion Design Team 2012 Application as your e-mail subject.

This DT call is open until the 8th of January 2012.
International applicants are welcome.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just for me!

I took some very good advice from my friend Tara Orr. She once told me that "sometimes you just need to craft for yourself, no DT deadline, no specified product to use... just something for you". That's what I did! I actually made 5 of these pretties for my Christmas tree. I have a "thing" about ornaments being in sets of 5, 7 or 9 - all exactly the same.
The round crochet doilies and foam balls I had bought on clearance from Michaels last Winter and the cameos are The Girl's Paperie. The cameos are actually buttons, so I threaded the seam binding through (2 strips) and tied a bow - no glue required! I bought the seam binding off Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Bluebirdlane because I was too lazy to tint and crinkle some myself, LOL. I love them and since I got really good sales on all the materials, they didn't cost me much more than $3 each to make. I'm, thinking these would look pretty with Bo Bunny or Prima Trinkets too! Hmm, now to find more doilies :)


Monday, December 12, 2011

Got my old blog back!

I am thrilled to report that ITKUPILLI at http://blo64rt.blogspot.com resolved the issue of shrunken backgrounds and she updated ALL of her backgrounds with new code to fix the issue and comply to the new blogger ways (Oh Blogger!). She is so wonderful to have done this and her backgrounds are truly the BEST! OK, so I have my old template back... but I'm keeping the pink links (used to be blue). Small changes - baby steps (LOL!).

Friday, December 9, 2011

Scrap That! Dec Reveal/Blog Hop

Welcome to my new blog for this wonderful Scrap That! "Waiting for Santa" hop. Blogger issues earlier this week forced the change - I miss my old blog (but at least this was one of the templates I could actually get to work). Let me know if you see anything weird on here though, LOL.

Well... the cat's been out of the bag on this Dec. kit, hee, hee... yup the fabulous Pion Design Waiting for Santa 2 collection. I've said it many times but it is seriously the best holiday collection I've ever seen! I've made so many DT projects for them and was still thrilled to work with the papers again for this reveal.

If you have just arrived here from Tina’s blog you are in the correct and final place of this hop! If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog for the blog hop order. The hop starts at 10 am MST today, Friday Dec. 9th and ends at midnight MST on Sunday, Dec. 11th.

For my first layout, this is my eldest son as a toddler enjoying the massive dump of snow we had - great for now forts! Other than a doily and some beads, everything on here is from the main kit this month. This layout is so special to me not only for the photographed memory but because my 8-year old son picked the papers for this layout himself!


Here is a close-up of my handmade flowers - a variation of the technique used in my wild roses - using 2 punched out 6-petal daisy layers (instead of using a rounded tip 5-petal flower punch). I also extra pinched the pointed tips and glued in various pearl beads in the middle. All of my flower tutorials can be found in the right sidebar of this blog.


This is the gorgeous sketch for this kit, that I used, designed by our very own Robin Shakoor.


My next project is a matching Christmas card and tag set made with the main kit contents and some ribbon from my stash. There is still time to enter the 12 tags of Christmas at Scrap That! (ends Dec 24th). See details HERE. There are so many wonderful graphics in this paper collection to play with!


Pretty Petaloo flowers and Dusty Attic chippies in the kit.


This is another card and tag set made entirely with the main kit. I love that antique gold lace trim, don't you?


Don't forget the project I already revealed this month... I actually used all my paper scraps from this kit (but I just couldn't tell 'ya at that time, LOL). It was made for the Scrap That! advent challenge - ending Dec. 15th. See details HERE. All the embellies were from my stash on that one though. The kids are really enjoying the treats I leave each day!


Here is a peek at the main kit...


And this is the gorgeous embellie add-on...


As you can see, I still have the add-on and a few sheets of paper left to create another project.. stay tuned!

Do not forget my secret word, it is TEAM!

Just to remind you of all the ways you can win:

STEP ONE: First of all, you will need to visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) Take your time!! Our designers have beautiful blogs :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous package of Prima! How easy is that?

STEP 2: Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and then head over to our social community and become a MEMBER. Once you’ve done that you will be eligible to win a Scrap That! store gift certificate.

STEP 3: If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Pion Design "Waiting for Santa" Prize Package generously provided by Jenny at Pion Design, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from Dec 9th to Dec 29th 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!

STEP 4: Who doesn’t LOVE some Dusty Attic? Who wouldn’t want to win some Dusty Attic?
Then, while you are hopping, you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.

If you got lost along the way...

Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com/

Natasha - http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com/

PION Design - http://blog.piondesign.se/

Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com/

Shona - http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.com/

Tina - http://tina-mypaperpantry.blogspot.com/

Vicky - you are here!

We hope you all have good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on December 26th to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Card and Tag Set (Pion Design/Green Tara)

I'm sharing a new matching card and tag set I made using the Pion Design Christmas vintage image sheet and their new "For Father" papers. The masculine papers were perfect to make this card and tag for my Father-in-Law. The beautiful white lace, blue cherry blossoms and white sprays are Green Tara products.

HELP! blogger issues

Please note that I am having background template issues with blogger right now so I just deleted it. My background template shows up as a shrunken square in the middle of the blog when I try to paste the code. If anyone else has had the same problem and knows how to fix it, please e-mail me at vickya@shaw.ca.

Thanks!
Vicky

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scrap That! DEC Sneak

Join us on Friday for the full kit reveal and DT blog hop.


We have THREE amazing prizes up for grabs. This kit is just gorgeous and we have an amazing Guest Designer. The fun all starts this Friday Dec 9th at 10 am MST.

Dusty Attic Prize Pack
Pion Paper Pack "Waiting for Santa"
Prima Prize Pack

We are excited to share with you our sneak peek for this month! See you at the HOP!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Santa Tag (Pion Design/Green Tara)

I made this oversized 6-inch tag to put on a large parcel, using a mix of Pion Design papers including the Christmas vintage image sheet. All the embellishments, except for the crochet flower, are Green Tara products - white roses, white spray, blue cherry blossom and white lace. The "Dear Santa" was stamped - oh I have so many word stamps I never use so I decided to dust this one off, LOL. I may need to make another one of these tags and use it as a cute door hanger.


My inspiration came from this gorgeous TCR palette #87.

Thanks for stopping by today! Scroll to the next post if you missed the information about the awesome Scrap That! card/tag challenge (13 prizes to be won!) with an AWESOME Pion Design Grand Prize.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIN A PION PRIZE FROM SCRAP THAT!

SCRAP THAT! 12 TAGS/CARDS OF CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
13 PRIZES TO BE WON!
(INCLUDING A PION DESIGN PRIZE PACK GRAND PRIZE)


We are so excited to bring you our Holiday Challenges.
You do NOT have to be a Scrap That! subscriber to enter!

Starting on December 1st, there will be 12 daily challenges. Each day starting December 1st to 12th, we will reveal one of our tag/card challenges with the challenge theme for that day. Each day there will be a new challenge with a new theme and you can create either a card or a tag based on that theme.

Here is the best part, there is a PRIZE EVERY DAY for each challenge, PLUS for each challenge you finish your name will go in for a grand prize draw. The more challenges you enter into, the more chances of winning!

You will have 12 days to complete each challenge. Example…Dec 1st challenge winner will be announced on Dec 13th, Dec 2ndchallenge winner will be announced on Dec 14th and so on. The grand prize winner will be announced on Dec 25th

A wonderful scrappy prize package will be awarded to each daily challenge winner and the Grand Prize DRAW will be a PION DESIGN Prize Pack loaded with gorgeousness from their new collection “FOR FATHER”. The more days you enter, the more chances of winning!

Rules:
1. All entries MUST be uploaded into the gallery with the corresponding challenge name in the title…example… **Challenge Day 1**” Please make sure the challenge is listed in the title or we may miss your entry.

2. Each challenge will have a different theme and entries must use this theme to be eligible for that daily prize.

3. In order to quality you must be a Scrap That! Blog follower, and a member of our community in order to upload your projects.

Here is a peek at the new For Father Collection by Pion design (Grand Prize Pack):
Remember, the more challenges you enter the more chances you have to win the GRAND PRIZE! Good luck everyone and have fun!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wish Card *Pion Design*

This is one of MANY Christmas cards I have made so far (just can't reveal most of them yet, stay tuned!). I'm not a card maker but... I have been inspired by so many artists this year and by the beautiful Pion Design papers (Waiting for Santa 2 collection) and also their vintage image sheets. I really got into making cards for this holiday season. I used a Martha Stewart corner punch to create the look of a die cut on the cream paper.


Here is a close-up of my handmade poinsettia. It is a variation of the technique used in my wild roses - using 2 punched out 6-petal daisy layers (instead of using a rounded tip 5-petal flower punch). I also extra pinched the pointed tips and glued in various pearl beads in the middle. All of my flower tutorials can be found in the right sidebar of this blog. Use them as a guide and play with whatever dies or punches you have to make your own creations!

Here is the gorgeous TCR palette #86 I used as inspiration for this project. I just love this masculine palette!

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with so much more to reveal!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Countdown (Pion Design and Scrap That! DT)

With both the Canadian and USA thanksgiving celebrations all done, it's officially the countdown to Christmas now. This year, I decided to give a KaiserCraft advent calendar a try with my gorgeous Pion Design papers (Waiting For Santa 2 Collection). Scrap That! is selling these calendars for only $20 (and also $20 for the Pion paper collection if you want that too). There is still time for you to join in the first of our Christmas / Holiday challenges!

Scrap That! Advent Calendar Challenge:
THE RULES ARE......THERE ARE NO RULES! You are only limited by your imagination and whatever supplies and papers you have to complete your advent calendar. Any theme, any style, any purpose. Heck - it doesn't even have to be Christmas themed. Why not make a cute storage box for beads, or jewelry? Final deadline for all entries is Dec 15th. but if your project is finished before then please email a photo of it to us!

Once all entries are in, the Design Team will each choose their favorite calendar project. Then Scrap That! MEMBERS will vote for their favorite!  The winner will receive a fabulous GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE loaded with scrappy goodness. Email all entries to info@scrapthat.ca (please resize to 500 pixels) please write Scrap That! ADVENT CALENDAR CONTEST as the subject.

We only have TWO advent calendars left, so hurry and order your KaiserCraft Advent Calendar so you can get started... and watch for more details and photos of all the prizes and there will be some incredible goodies to be won!  Email: Lori at friends@scrapthat.ca to order yours today.


OK, so on to the calendar that I made.

It took me/hubby 6-7 hours to complete (spread over 4 days). My husband helped by using a palm sander on the interlocking edges and he spray painted the frame pieces for me, plus both sides of the boxes. Then the next day, I assembled the frame and he gave it one more light mist of paint while I covered the front of the boxes, filed the edges and glued the boxes together. Hubby proceeded to watch football after all his "hard work" on this project, LOL.

On day 3 of this project, I "antiqued" the edges of the boxes with gold liquid pearls and an eye-shadow sponge applicator. The insides are nicely finished as well as the sides of the boxes with the dark brown spray paint. Since I had covered only the front of the boxes, before glueing together I could easily file the paper edges and ink them too for a rustic look. Most people cover the entire box with paper and double sided tape but I wanted an antique "brass" looking finish on the edges so I took the long road in doing these little boxes. On this day, I also used white crackle paint on the numbers and once dry, rubbed a bit of the gold liquid pearls on them to better show the cracks.

On day 4, I made the middle "layout". I didn't permanently glue it in so that I am able to change it later on if I want a different look. I am holding on to an extra set of these Pion papers for this reason. The title is a Dusty Attic piece that I inked with burgundy chalk ink and topped with distress Stickles. The bling is ZVA but... I completely reconstructed it to "fit" how I wanted it to. The pretty berry and poinsettia embellies are from Michaels - in their Christmas section.

It seemed to be the never ending project but my kids LOVE it -  so it was worth the time spent. I still need to spray mod podge the boxes to help preserve them from wear and tear - never ending, LOL!

I really do like how it turned out... but how can you go wrong with these gorgeous Pion Papers? BTW, the color palette inspiration for this project was based on an older TCR palette #77. I adore that inspiration site!

The kiddos are really looking forward to finding treats in the calendar each day :)


Friday, November 25, 2011

6-inch collection release

I hope all my friends in the USA had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! Here 's a little post to let you know that since Pion Design's Studio of Memories collection has been so popular, they have just released the collection in 6x6 size. This is perfect for all the card and mini album makers out there! It is such a beautiful, timeless collection. More Pion Design creations to be revealed from me next week too so stay tuned!


Happy "black" Friday!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Live Laugh Love (Green Tara)

I have been waiting a long time to scrap this photo then... when I saw these gorgeous Glitz Design papers in my November Scrap That! kit... and combined them with a generous amount of Green Tara embellies, I knew I finally had the right things to compliment this picture. This is a photo of my first son and I, the day after he was born. I was still really pale after an emergency c-section (with a lot of blood lost - he was nice and pink though, LOL). There is so much Green Tara goodness on this layout (product descriptions below). The papers and embellies were truly worth waiting for to scrap this picture. I am in love with the thick white lace and silk flowers with crystals on this layout!


Here is a close-up of my favorite Green Tara crystal flowers and awesome silver mesh ribbon. Aren't the pearl sprays and white lace divine too?


Lace, 3.8cm White (under picture)
CODE: L2862W

20cm Silver/Pearl Spray (around flower cluster)
CODE: XP0616

Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 3cm White (used 5)
CODE: SDWhL

3mm Bead Garland, Silver (to dangle tag)
CODE: RBY06S

38mm Mesh Silver (around flower cluster)
CODE: RB6734S

Self Adhesive Xmas Trees 27mm 10m Roll Silver (cut tips and used as leaves)
CODE: RB717S

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper house treat box (with instructions)

My inspiration for this treat box came from cupcake boxes that I saw on Amazon.com made by Meri Meri. Then, I remembered seeing people doing birdhouse boxes using milk carton style dies or downloadable files (many companies make these) last Spring. Since it is a simple box concept, I decided to make my own "template" so I could share the instructions with you (see below)... and without the need to spend a dime.

I used the gorgeous Pion Design Waiting for Santa papers and some amazing Green Tara Christmas embellies (supply list below) to create this. In addition to the instructions provided below, I added a hanging gift tag (using a scallop circle and hole punch), a second roof layer (deco scissored edges) and glued part of the striped paper to make the window trim. I also snipped the roof edges on an angle.


Green Tara embellies:
Self Adhesive Xmas Trees 27mm 10m Roll Silver (cut off 2)
CODE: RB717S
Wire Star 3cm Red Pack of 5 (use 1)
CODE: WS177R
3mm Bead Garland, Silver (to trim the window and hand the tag and star)
CODE: RBY06S
3mm Bead Garland, Red (cut up and decorate trees)
CODE: RBY06R
9mm Shimmer Threaded ribbon, Red 20m (2 strips for the chimney)
CODE: RB6737R

Here are the instructions (click on it to enlarge). I don't own a score board yet (on my Christmas wish list) so I just measured and folded on the edge of my paper cutter. I kept the dimensions as easy as possible for a 12x12 sheet. This can actually be made with one sheet of double sided paper if you'd like. It is a good size to fill with treats and stands about 5 inches tall.


Thanks for stopping by today!

DON'T FORGET!
Paper crafting can be much more than cards and layouts. It is my turn to host the monthly Scrap That! challenge for Nov. My challenge to you this month is to create a new, never before posted, OTP (off the page) project. With the biggest gift giving season just around the corner, it's time to see all those beautiful handmade presents and decorations. You do NOT need to be a kit subscriber to participate - this challenge is open to anyone.

If you want to enter to win the Dance in Sunshine Collection Prize Package (generously provided by the Glitz Girls), then do so by posting your project entry to this forum THREAD (and our main gallery too) by Nov 22nd. Good luck everyone!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pion Design - Look What's Coming...

Here is a sneak of the new manly collection that is coming soon by Pion Design - "For Father". This will finally help me get scrapping all those boy and man photos I've been meaning to.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scrap That! NOV Challenge and Prize

Paper crafting can be much more than cards and layouts. It is my turn to host the monthly Scrap That! challenge for Nov. My challenge to you this month is to create a new, never before posted, OTP (off the page) project. With the biggest gift giving season just around the corner, it's time to see all those beautiful handmade presents and decorations. You do NOT need to be a kit subscriber to participate - this challenge is open to anyone.

If you want to enter to win the Dance in Sunshine Collection Prize Package (generously provided by the Glitz Girls), then do so by posting your project entry to this forum THREAD (and our main gallery too) by Nov 22nd. You can enter as many times as you like and again, you do NOT need to be a kit subscriber to participate.  The more entries, the more chances you have to win. Good luck everyone!





Some ideas are altered items (like frames and jars), folded paper creations (like handmade treat boxes and gift bags), Christmas decorations (like ball ornaments and wreaths), teacher gifts, etc. Again, anything goes for this challenge as long as it is a newly created project... so unleash you creativity!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My First Green Tara DT Post

Happy Halloween!
For my fist Green Tara post I am sharing this Halloween mask I made for my daughter this week. I simply used a child's black fabric (dollar store) mask and embellished it with the silver Green Tara products. It was a simple 15 minute project that made my 3 year old very happy. Since taking her to Cirque de Soleil she's been all over the mask thing, especially now with Halloween too.



Here is a close-up of the wonderful embellies. I just love pearl sprays and silk flowers with crystals.


Green Tara Products used :
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres
20cm Silver / Pearl Spray
Metal Swirls
Self Adhesive Trim-Metalic Silver
3mm Bead Garland-Silver

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, October 28, 2011

Scrap That! NOV Kit Reveal/Blog Hop

If you have just arrived here from Shona’s blog you are in the correct place! If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog for the blog hop order and links. This is your last stop today so let's dig right in!

Today I’m going to share with you my projects using the oh so elegant, Scrap That! November “Putting on the Glitz” Kit, featuring the Glitz Design Vintage Blue Paper Collection combined with a few of MME's Lost and Found papers.

For my first design "love", I used the gorgeous Dusty Attic birdcage and flowers in the main kit to create a romantic page of my hubby and I the day before our wedding at sunset (Dec. 1st - in the Bahamas) almost 10 years ago! I added a white doily and Green Tara trim to the kit contents to add more soft texture to this page. The mix of papers in this kit are just so perfect.


A simple coat of Tim Holtz crackle white paint and soft brown chalk ink (Prima ink is in the kit!) to finish the chipboard...


This layout was also based on the fantastic kit sketch by Robin Shakoor, I just flipped it.


For my second layout, "the wait" - yup me a few days before delivering my first born. My hubby insisted on snapping a picture so this is me freshly out of the shower, without a drop of makeup and damp hair, LOL. I'm glad he made me take it. Since yellow is my favorite color (pink is my second), this layout is soooooo me. I added a doily, pretty Green Tara lace and Dusty Attic chipboard from my stash to compliment the super gorgeous flower and bling in the kit. Again, I just love the mix of paper collections in this kit.

I used this pretty sketch as inspiration:


Here is a close up of the Prima flower I used - so glam! These will be a special purchase for this kit, stay tuned.

Lastly, I did an off the page project. My kids bug me to dress-up every Halloween so I made myself a mask using the kit's navy cardstock and my MME paper scraps from the last layout. With a bit of string pearls and a few craft feathers, I was able to use the kit contents (and my deco scissors) to make a simple mask (but took a whole lot of time to create, LOL).


I used Stickles and diamond dust to coat every inch of the plain cardstock. It really sparkles in sunlight.


Here is a peek at the main kit:

Here is a peek at the add-on:

As you can see, I have many more goodies left over to play with and a few sheets of paper... so I am working on another layout right now :)

Thank you for stopping by! Do not forget my secret word, it is CREATIONS (the final word to complete the secret sentence). Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.

Just to remind you of the 5 ways and FIVE PRZES you can win:

STEP 1: First of all, you will need to visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) Take your time!! Our designers have beautiful blogs :) **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.) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous package of Prima! How easy is that?

STEP 2: Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and then head over to our *social community* and become a MEMBER. Once you’ve done that you will be eligible to win a Scrap That! store gift certificate. All qualifying entries will also be entered into a draw for the PRIZE, of a FULL Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit!

STEP 3: If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Glitz Prize Package generously provided by the Glitz Girls, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from Oct 28th to Nov 22nd 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!

STEP 4: Who doesn’t LOVE some Dusty Attic? Who wouldn’t want to win some Dusty Attic?
Then, while you are hopping, you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog. Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.

STEP 5: 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 :)

If you got lost along the way, here is the blog rotation list:

Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com/

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

Glitz Design - http://glitzitnow.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 here (and done!)

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on November 21st to see if you are one of the lucky winners!