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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dusty Attic Winner!

Thank you everyone for helping spread the word of my new retail "adventure". Drum roll please...
My Dusty Attic Giveaway Winner:
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Nicole said...

Congratulations Vicky!
I am sooo addicted to Dusty Attic chipboard that they might have to put me on A&E Intervention soon! Here is a link to my blog post about your excellent news and generous giveaway http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com/2011/02/dusty-attic-blog-candy-from-simply.html

What I prefer about Dusty Attic are the chipboard titles! I adore them!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scrap That! Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Scrap That! Blog Hop. We hope you enjoyed it and found lots of inspiration along the way. The best part for us was making some new friends!

We have picked one comment winner from each blog to win a package of Prima goodies just for stopping by! The randomly drawn winner for my blog is:
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Colleen said...



Your layouts are stunning! So very beautiful! What a precious "honey" among the flowers :)

Please email friends@scrapthat.ca with your mailing address so we can get your Prima package out to you in the mail!

Don't forget to stop by the Scrap That! Blog and see if you won the Grand Prize of a "Madame Butterfly" Kit. We hope the lucky winner enjoys creating with it. We look forward to seeing what you come up with! Join us again when we release our May Kit!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dusty Attic Now Available!

DUSTY ATTIC NOW AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP!
Let the shopping begin! The product is now available for purchase at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto
NOTE: I do have more quantities and as things run out I will post more. Also, I do have oversized items that are not listed such as the skeleton clock faces, nesting brackets and the large chicken wire panel. Due to the size/shipping price these must be part of a custom order (see below) to be cost effective to ship.


Here is a sneak peek of a layout I submitted to Pion Design for their DT Call. The layout will reveal in April for Creative Scrappers and here on my blog of course. Notice the yummy Dusty Attic, LOL?

New Pion Design Release

The new Pion Design Collection Minnenas Ateljé (Studio of Memories) has been released. I can't wait for this to arrive in the mail to me soon. The vintage colors combined with elegant birds and butterflies will surely make for heavenly project results.




Monday, March 28, 2011

Frosted Pion Flower

I created a new handmade flower to complement the romantic Pion Design style papers I am working with. What I like about these is that you don't necessarily need to own a paper punch or die cutting machine to create them and they do not get damaged in a scrapbook.


Supplies you will need:
- Three same sized 3-petal flower shapes. I used the Marvy Uchida "Pansy" punch (2-inch)... but see next step if you do not have a punch or die cut like this.
- Water to mist
- Paint: Snow Writer (DecoArt brand), dimensional paint (like Liquid Pearls) or fabric puff paint. A heat gun is required if using fabric paint to make puffy. I used Snow Writer on mine because I love the thick texture (and it is acid-free).
- A decorative centre (mini rose, button, large brad etc.)
- A rounded tip object like a marker or thick pen
- A foam mat (like a computer mouse pad)
- Some liquid glue of choice


If you do not have a 3-petal flower punch or want a different flower size, then use a circle and draw the shape and cut it. As shown below, it is very easy to get a similar shape to my pink punched flower. The pink Tulip Bud paper from Pion Design's Fairytale of Spring collection is featured in this tutorial.

Step 1: Mist your 3 flowers with water and pleat fold your petals (like an accordion).

Step 2: With your rounded pen, press into the middle into a foam mat to form a cup shape. Let completely dry. 

Step 3: Once dry, pull the petals open and frost the edges with your paint and let dry.

Step 4: Glue your 3 layers together and while the glue is still wet press entire flower into the foam mat to raise the petals. Let glue completely dry.

Step 5: Add a decorative center. You can also add ink to the painted edges for rustic layouts. I did not for this tutorial.

Five easy steps and you're done! BTW - the custom blue resin button was made by my friend Ivana Camdzic.

Thanks for stopping by. As always, I am more than happy to share how I make my flowers but should you make them yourself and post online, please give credit where due (as these tutorials do take a fair bit of time to produce). TFL!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Creative Scrappers Sketch #149 Reveal

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It's Sunday, DT reveal day for Creative Scrappers! I haven't done a "clean" (non-shabby) layout in a while so I thought I'd switch it up a bit. I used the very last scraps from my January Scrap That! kit since the colors were perfect for my son's very fist school photo (pre-school, LOL).

The papers are MME Lost and Found - Union Square (love these!). Aphra Bolyer's sketch was so easy to work with but my bling was not. I tried some dollar store bling - pretty but VERY difficult to work with (you get what you pay for!). The butterfly was also from my wonderful dollar store. I made the wheel "flowers" with scraps too - great embellie for guy lo's.


Notice the Dusty Attic fence? It's listed in my Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto) along with the rest of my shipment from Australia. I just used some chalk ink on it - love the texture it gives my page.


Here is the wonderful CS sketch #149 this week.

Don't forget to head over to Creative Scrappers (http://creativescrappers.blogspot.com) to check out what the rest of the team created this week too!