Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gone Fishing
(BoBunny double-page LO & VIDEO)

I have been a very busy gal the past couple weeks planning and creating for Round 2 of the BoBunny DT Call!

I have created 2 projects with their complete Take a Hike collection along with other favorite BoBunny products and one of these was my first ever video tutorial that is now available for viewing on YouTube.

So I thought I would share it with you all as well as close up shots of my project, a double page layout of my father in law doing what he loves best!

CLICK BELOW to view my process video!

I would appreciate if you subscribed to my challenge and gave it a thumbs up if you like. :)

Of course, it being my very first, it is not perfect and I have much room for improvement, but they say that practice makes perfect, and one thing's for sure, I will be doing more videos in the future so I intend on getting lots of practice!!

Now let's take a closer look at both sides of my double spread.

As you can see, this collection was just perfect for these fun pictures!

I used many of the Take a Hike embellishments and even fussy cut my title out of the patterned papers.  There was so many fabulous pieces to choose from!

I added some stenciling, stamping and Foil Transfers, all from BoBunny.

Now that is a man who is very content... right in his element!

Hope you enjoy!!

BoBunny products used:
Take a Hike Patterned Papers: Trails 20001570, Fishing 20001566, Trees 20001571, Nature 20001569, Getaway 20001565, Destination 20001564
Take a Hike Combo Stickers 20013578
Take a Hike Chipboard 20015579
Take a Hike Layered Chipboard 20009580
Take a Hike Noteworthy 20013578
Take a Hike Brads 20004576
Take a Hike Buttons 20008577
Accents Copper Foil Transfers 12812157
Kaleidoscope Stickable Stencils 10736456
Amen Stamp 12105436
Crackle Paste Primer 12843488
Black Crackle Paste 12843489
Sugar Glimmer Spray 11837619
Chocolate Pearlescents 12040597

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Birthday Give-It-Forward Giveaway WINNER!!!

WOW!  The past month has just flown on by!

Guess what?!  I now have a YouTube Scrap-Utopia Channel!  It's brand new with only one video so far (1 of my projects for the BoBunny DT Call Round 2).  I still have lots to learn in the video making process and there's much room for improvement.  But I am looking forward to creating more videos in the future!!  If you want to check it out and subscribe, it would make me so happy!

Here we are on June 26th and it's already time to announce the winner of my 
Give-It-Forward Giveaway!

Oh, and yeah... that means it's also my birthday!  hehe  

You have guessed many different ages, the youngest being 25 which I'm quite happy with!
I do feel 25 at heart! :)

But truth is.. I just turned 43!  Yep... I've been going downhill for a few years now.  ha!
Four of you have guessed right which gave you an extra chance to win.  I have compiled all entries and had my boyfriend draw 1 lucky winner!  

Thank you all so much to all who have entered!  I appreciate each and every one of you!!


Congratulations Charlotte!  

Please email me at nicutopia(at)hotmail(dot)com with your shipping address so that I can put your prize in the mail and send it your way!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Art Tag
(More Than Words Mini Challenge)

There's one week before the end of the month, and that means that it's time for another Mini Challenge over on the More Than Words blog!

Tags are my new favorite things to create, so I went all mixed media on this one.

As you will have guessed, the mini word for June is: ART

Check out more DT inspiration and all the challenge rules right HERE.
You have to include the word ART on a card, tag or ATC and share it on 
the More Than Words Facebook page by the end of the month to be eligible to win!

I went in search of the right letters in my huge stash of chipboard and grunge alphabet.

I added some microbeads and glitter glass as well as sequins stars for a very sparkly look.

Here's to hoping you will play along with us in the coming week!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Belle Journée Card Set
(Scraps of Elegance "Belle Journée" Kit)

Hello everyone!

I wasn't sure I would have the time, but I had so many nice leftovers from the beautiful "Belle Journée" kit from Scraps of Elegance that I just had to use them up! 

So I created a set of 3 cards, each one for a different occasion, and, once again, you see featured the very elegant "Soirée" collection from BoBunny.

First of all is a card to celebrate the purchase of a brand new home.

I colored the ribbon and chipboard BFS key with Ranger Distress Stain.

Second is this card especially made for a co-worker's retirement.

The focal point of this card is definitely the stunning ... from Prima.

And last is this inspirational card that could be used for many occasion, perhaps as a pick me upper for a special friend.

I thought that these 2 sentiments went so well together.

Well, that's it, friends!

I created 4 layouts and 3 cards with the "Belle Journée" kit, and now I cannot wait to start creating with the next one!  For more information on Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits, click HERE.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sweet Life
(Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal)

It's time for another Stuck?! Sketches challenge reveal and this is my take!

I absolutely adore this sketch!
Click HERE for all the details and additional DT inspiration!
I really hope that you will play along.

Now for those who might have missed it, this was my June 1st Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal:


As you can see, that project is very similar to today's layout, and I did promise you double the fun back then!  So yes, you guessed it, I used both sketches together to create a double page spread.  It goes to show that the Stuck?! Sketches are so versatile and even 2 unrelated and different style sketches can be meshed together to create a continuous design over 2 pages.  Even if I don't do them as often nowadays, I still love double pages!

Again, I added a lot of stitches in different colours and paint splatters.

The stitching seems to pop out against the dark navy blue background!

And here again is little Tristan, happy and enjoying a beautiful day outdoors!

So let me know what you think?  Did you like my double page?
Would you like me to do more?