Scrapbook Kits with a Difference (SKWAD) Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We’d like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15, 2012 and runs through until July 22, 2012 (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. To be in the draw to win one of the fabulous prizes:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can also be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog and on the SKWAD blog.

5. If you create and share a layout using our blog hop recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post on the SKWAD blog.

If you did not start at the Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog, please click HERE to go to the beginning of the hop.

Here is the official recipe for our Blog Hop:

3 photos
1 cardstock
2 patterned papers
a wet medium (eg. paint, mist spray, gesso)
a mask
raw chipboard
5 buttons (or brads)
3 rows of text
twine (or string)
2 butterflies

Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional. 😀

Here’s the example I came up with using Webster’s Pages Everyday Poetry papers, journaling card and fabric ticket; Dusty Attic chipboard frames, alphas and flowers, Basic Grey brads, The Crafter’s Workshop mask, Smooch Spritz and PanPastels:

The Hop Order:

Scrapbook Kits blog

Juanna Hope Sia

Lisa Kamphuis

Nicole Knopke

Petra Offrell

Kim Kendall

Erin Reed

Kirsten Casey

Doris Lee Widder…YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Wallace…YOUR NEXT STOP

Rebekkah Lynch

Annette Gearside

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don’t forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Handsome – Layout for Sketchabilities and STTG #2

Sketchabilities #66 features a gorgeous sketch by Karan Gerber. I decided to combine the sketch w/my dt work for STTG‘s second challenge. STTG’s March challenge has 3 tiers. From a list of 4 colors, 4 embellishments, 2 shapes and 2 techniques, you select a specified number from the categories for each level to complete your project. Here’s my take on level 3 of the STTG challenge using the Sketchabilities #66 sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper Sweet Branch pp
Webster’s Pages pp (the cream damask)
WP lace from 2 collections
Dusty Attic chickenwire chipboard
DA butterfly chippie
DA Cameo ribbon slide
DA mini word
Kaisercraft diecuts
ZVA creative rhinestones
Prima flowers
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Acrylic paint
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Distress Ink
Doily

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots

Sketchabilities Sketch #66:

TFL!

The Sky is the Limit – Layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #65

When I saw sketch #65 at Sketchabilities, I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Sunday Picnic collection by Webster’s Pages for it. I also knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Rainbow Sky page for a layout with photos of Christian on a swing set that I took last fall, so everything fell into place pretty easily. 😀 I hand stitched using embroidery floss to make the rainbow stand out more. I then used a doily as a mask for the larger circle element from the sketch and created a mask using waxed paper so the mist would not obscure the gorgeous rainbow. 😀 Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic pp
WP Sunday Picnic fabric tickets
WP Sunday Picnic Perfect Accents
WP Sunday Picnic Dazzle Me Gems
WP Rose and Pearl Sparklers
WP Medallion Sparklers
WP Designer Threads
Little Yellow Bicycle doilies
Maya Road mist
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Zap Dots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Punches

The fabulous sketch #65:

TFL!

Got Milk? – DT Layout for Paper Secrets Feb Sketch Challenge and a Card Challenge

These are my last 2 dt projects to share for the Paper Secrets February Challenges. First is my take on Rochelle’s fabulous sketch. I went with a few bits of Webster’s Pages All About Me pp, trims and a journaling card. The bling and mask are by Prima. The fab alphas are “Cushies” by Pink Paislee. Here’s my take on her artsy/grungy sketch:

Christian was trying so hard to figure out how to get the milk out of that gallon jug. I really think he thought it was just one huge bottle just for him. 😀 I tried to get pics of him trying to drink from the lid and even trying to lick it, but missed those shots. We were all laughing so hard we didn’t stop him until he tried to walk off with that heavy container. lol

Rochelle’s fabulous sketch for the February Layout Sketch Challenge:

I’m still not very good at making cards, but I sure am trying! lol For my take on Joyce’s card sketch, I used Sassafras Paper Crush pp, stickers, alphas and flower. The twine is from the Twinery. I just added a bit of doodling with a black pen. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s Joyce’s awesome sketch for the Card Sketch Challenge:

Hope you play along with the fabulous 5 February Challenges at Paper Secrets! There’s something for everyone! Kimmy is hosting our manufacturer/brand challenge and the featured manu is Basic Grey. Nicolle is hosting our color challenge and she’s selected black, white, pink and red for our palette. I’m hosting the vintage stash challenge (the challenge thread has 10 items listed…just use 5 out of the 10 items on your paper based projects). Rochelle is hosting the layout sketch challenge with a sketch she created herself. Joyce is hosting the card sketch challenge with her own sketch as well. 😀 Hope to see you in the PS forum!

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