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! 😀

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Moments – Layout for My Creative Sketches challenge

Each month, My Creative Sketches has an original sketch to inspire you to create. This month’s sketch by Michelle Fowler has some clean lines and geometric shapes. When I looked at it, everything I came up with was pretty clean and simple even though there’s quite a bit of layering in the design. So, rather than fight it, I went with it! When I think CAS, Teresa Collins is the first brand that comes to mind. Everything she creates is clean, elegant, well coordinated and has a touch of sophistication. Once I selected a fun trio of photos featuring my 3 youngest kids, I used the colors in the photos to ultimately choose TC’s Everyday Moments for this page. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fabulous sketch for May (due June 14):

Materials:

Teresa Collins Everyday Moments papers, brad, diecuts, chipboard, bling and stickers
American Crafts light blue cardstock
Twine from the Twinery
Lindy Stamp Gang flat fabio mist
doily from my stash

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar acid free glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart circle cutter

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along w/the sketch challenge or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

Life List Journal – Inspired by Tracy Weinzapfel

This is another fun project inspired by Tracy Weinzapfel, Pres of Helmar USA. Each week LIVE via Ustream, Tracy or Jess (Kinderstampo), presents a project and shows how it was created. Last Monday, Tracy challenged us to create a Life List Journal. It could be created any way we wanted, but here’s the the post on her blog where you can find the recorded video for hers: Tracy’s Blog

Inspired by her creation, but not imitating it, I came up with this:

I altered the cover of a binder so that I would not be afraid to play along with this challenge. I’m going to be using watercolor paper and adding pages as I go without fear that I’ll accidentally destroy the previous pages as I create! LOL

For this cover, I went with a sheet of Teresa Collins Notations paper. Cut to size, cut the detail for the top and fussy cut that fab semi-circle design, then adhered those two pieces with Helmar acid free glue. Inspired by Tracy’s multi-medium, artsy approach, I used watercolor pencils for the first time to color in the design…which was soooo much fun! 😀 I will def have to do THAT again! The quote was added using a Unity Stamp and Staz-On ink. Tracy also inspired me to *gasp* use my own handwriting, a fountain pen (you know, the kind w/a NIB?!!!) and ink. When I think about life and growth, I think green, so I went with a lovely green acrylic ink by Liquitex. TFL!

Scrapbook Challenges Layouts – First Post on the New Blog

Sorry I’m a little late posting these. Since I was working on transfering content from my previous blog to this one, I wasn’t trying to add new posts in the interim, so my next few posts are just to catch up.

Scrapbook Challenges hosted a really fun Sizzling Summer event last month. It started with the Seasons of Change Hop On that I posted about previously then continued with 15 different sketches posted through the month (one new one each day M-F, then you had the last week to catch up on any sketches you missed). Though I didn’t do them all, I did have a lot of fun playing along and finished the month long event completing 8 of the 15 additional sketches. Below are 2 very different lo’s I created using very different styles. They were the first 2 I completed for the event.

This one really challenging for me since I don’t typically doodle on my layouts and Nat’s style is very unique. I was very inspired by her sketch and example (she was even nice enought to include a tutoral on how she created hers!) and loved working beyond my comfort zone. Thanks Nat! Here’s what I came up with:

If you have any questions about what materials were used, I’d be more than happy to let you know, just contact me with any questions. The bg paper is MME Stella & Rose, the tissue paper is 7 gypsies, the frame is Webster’s Pages, the drops I used for rain are by Robin’s Nest. All adhesives were by Helmar. Here’s the sketch it was based on:

I went very CAS (clean and simple) for the next one:

Again, since I’m posting something I created weeks ago, I’m not including a full materials list, but if you have any questions, I’m easy to contact. 😀 The papers and embellies are Teresa Collins Sports Edition II, I used an Epiphany punch and epoxy circle for the baseball embellie. All adhesives were by Helmar. The 450 Quick Dry made it a breeze to attach that bit of mesh trim on the photo, btw! 😀 Here’s the sketch my layout was based on:

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting 6 more layouts based on the Scrapbook Challenges sketches from last month. TFL!

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