Blog Candy – Giveaway

To celebrate the grand opening of Creative Embellishments and my new position designing for them, I’ve decided to host a little giveaway of my own! I’m up on their blog every Thursday with a project to share, so I would LOVE if you’d stop by and leave me a comment. 😀

So…in order to win this prize:

Simply head over to my Thursday post on the CE blog and leave me a comment. If you’d like to follow their blog while you’re there, that would be even better! 😀


Prize contents:


Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers
Tim Holtz Chitchat Verbages
Tim Holtz Reinforcers
1 pack of 3 Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Vintage Phote, Clear Rock Candy, Black Soot
Teresa Collins Blingage Gentry’s Glitter
Teresa Collins Blingage Seth’s Fleur de Lis
1 pack of 3 Prima Butterflies
6×6 Lily Bee Harvest Market Tiny Tablet
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hazel paper pad
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad
MME Stella & Rose Hazel “Memories” acrylic stamps
3 Jenni Bowlin sticker sheets
2 Faber Castell Design Memory Works Pitt big brush markers
3 FC DMW metallic artist pens
3 FC DMW gelatos


I will select 1 random winner from all the comments left on my Thursday post on the CE blog. The comment must be made before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11th to qualify. I will post the winner of my blog candy here on my personal blog on Thursday Sept 12th. The winner must then email or PM me on facebook with the correct mailing addy for me to send their prize. Good Luck! 😀

So Cute Layout – Creative Scrappers/Tres Chic Unique

For my third layout using the Tres Chic Unique Kit, I decided to scrap the photos of my father w/Alex that go with the first layout I created using this kit (titled Remember This). The photos from these 2 layouts were very difficult for me to scrap. Of all my children, Alex is the only one my parents have met. I have very few photos of them and these were taken when I was hopeful that they would love Alex the way grandparents should. They’re bittersweet and my heart aches to look at them, but I knew I need to preserve that memory. Those moments when the past did not matter and I thought a baby would bring about a new beginning. I haven’t seen my parents since Alex was 2 years old. When, once again, my mother stated that he was not their grandchild (Alex and all my bio children are half caucasian), and I worried that he would soon be able to understand the words she spoke, even if they were in Korean…I knew I could not put my children through the heartache that comes with a relationship with my parents. I could not allow them to be made to feel that they were not good enough and that nothing they ever accomplished would measure up to expectations. To me, this page is more like a glimpse of how things should have been, rather than the way there were.

All materials on this layout are included in the Tres Chic Unique kit except the button, white acrylic paint which I mixed with the Maya mist to splatter onto the background, and distress ink. I used the Creative Scrappers sketch #186 for inspiration and here’s what I came up with:

To create the doily “flowers” I cut the center out of the Maya Road doilies included in the kit and set it aside to use as a base. Then I cut a slit in the remaining ring and pleated it into a smaller circle and glued it onto the section I’d cut out using Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry. I also used the 450 Quick Dry to attach the crocheted flower and Liquid Scrap Dots to hold the button.

Here’s the wonderful CS sketch #186:

TFL!

Cards for the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop

Paper Secrets is hosting a fun Twisted Card Hop! See full details on their blog. I’m just going to post the cards I’ve completed so far and the materials so you can check out the hop to see the sketches they were based on and the twist that was required for them. 😀

Based on the sketch and twist on Joyce’s blog:

Materials:

Jenni Bowlin 12×12 papers
Jenni Bowlin 4×4 papers
bows from my stash
Creative elements flowers

Based on the the sketch and twist from Shemaine’s Blog:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose buttons
Stella and Rose diecut sticker
Stella and Rose dimensional sticker

Based on the sketch and twist on Krisit’s blog:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose diecut sticker
Stella and Rose charm
Stella and Rose brad

Based on the sketch and twist posted on Rochelle’s blog:

Materials:

MME Stella and Rose 6×6 papers
Stella and Rose diecut title
Queen and Co rhinestones
twine from stash

Adhesives used on all the cards:

Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

Again, to play along with the twisted card hop, see the Paper Secrets blog HERE.