Sunday, June 29, 2014

Joining Meg's Garden Design Team

This is my 2nd exciting announcement today.  To see more, click HERE!

Well, it's been a beautiful couple days we've had lately here in my little part of Canada!  Perfect Summer weather... and ideal for a roadtrip along the Gaspé coast, Atlantic ocean on one side, mountains on the other! 

 I just got back home from spending a couple days in Percé, Québec where my mom, her boyfriend, me and my boyfriend had an excellent time together!

While over there on holiday, of course, I checked my emails and was ecstatic to find an email announcing that I'd been chosen to join this fabulous design team...

Such wonderful news at such a wonderful time in such a wonderful place of the world!

I feel blessed.

Click HERE to see the official announcement and to learn of all the other talented ladies with whom I will be creating.

Joining the Scrap Our Stash DT!

After a couple weeks of holding it in, I can finally shout it out!

I have been asked to be part of the Design Team 
of a super fun challenge blog that I've recently discovered...

This challenge blog was created to inspire and challenge you to use up the products 
and supplies you have in your stash! There is a STASH challenge reveal 
on the 1st of each month and a sketch challenge with a STASH prompt on the 15th of each month. 
Click HERE to learn more about Scrap Our Stash!
 I will be revealing my takes on the 2 monthly challenges on the 8th and the 22nd of every month. 
Make sure to check out the brand new challenge that will be revealed 
on the Scrap Our Stash blog on July 1st andmy take on the 8th.

Thank you Brenda and Rochelle for letting me be part of the SOS team!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You Rock My World (2Crafty DT Reveal Part 2)

This layout is my 2nd creation this month for my 2Crafty Chiboard DT reveal.
Visit the 2Crafty blog HERE to see my full reveal.

As already mentioned yesterday, I've decided to share with you double-page layouts this month.

The pictures used on this star-theme spread are of my friend Nathalie
and her son Tristan who's full of spunk as you can see.

Because I found it so fitting for the pictures on which
Mom and son seem to be having so much fun posing for the camera, 
I used the You Rock My World Title that also conveniently includes a star.

Below you can see the Star Studded border which I painted with gesso 
as well as black and aqua Silk Glazes.

I then added touches of silver and white acrylic paint to give it a metallic look.

I used the same treatment on the Frame Star with Stars (I LOVE this piece!)
The 'Hey You' from the Word Bubbles Set was also painted with silk glazes.
And I couldn't resist adding a Moustache.

I added more stars with the Scallop Star Border.  
And the Chevron Bits, which I painted black and then dabbed with silver, 
are perfect to add a trendy touch to any layout.

Here's a close-up look at the stenciling that I created on the background.

  I hope I got you inspired to try a double-page layout and use lots of 2Crafty chipboard on it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Inseperable (2Crafty DT Reveal Part 1)

For my 2Crafty DT reveal this month, I've decided to share double-page layouts.

When I started scrapbooking back in 2004, I didn't know why someone would even want to create single-pages.  I found that the double spread looked so much nicer in an album.

Well, I have to admit that 10 years later, I have jumped on the single-page bandwagon! hehe  I love creating single pages and often only use 1 photo on my layouts now.  The fact that I have given up putting my pages in albums is probably a big part of it - I have way too many piles of stacked up layouts in my scrap space right now and it would cost me a fortune to buy albums to accommodate them all.

However, all that being said, I still love double-pages!  I love the challenge of blending one side into the other and creating a double page is just double the fun!  Plus, the friends for whom I create a lot of pages still put them in albums and they love the 2-page look.
So let's take a look at all the gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard I used on this double-page.

I admit, I am a girly girl at heart, so I love adding flowers  and butterflies
 and glitter to most of my layouts.  And I'm lucky to have some special little girls
in my life who also love all those things, like Celeste and Jade, my friends' daughters.

Being sisters, Celeste and Jade are always having fun together
so the 2Crafty Inseperable Title was the perfect title for this spread.

Using and cutting up the Corner Spring Flowers in different pieces,
I added them around my pictures.  They were covered with Liquitex Glass Beads,
then painted with Silks and then dabbed with white paint.

The Glass Beads were really fun to play with.  I love the added texture they give the chipboard.

 Below you can see Ava's Butterflies which are so finely cut and just the right amount of whimsical for this shabby chic layout.  I also cut up the Thistle Shrub and tucked the pieces behind my flower clusters.

You can visit the 2Crafty blog HERE to see my full reveal.

Come back tomorrow to see more inspiration x2!

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Sketch from My Creative Sketches

You've seen the triangle trend on the scrapbooking blogs, haven't you?!

Well, triangles are everywhere these days...
and they are also on the latest sketch from My Creative Sketches.

As part of my GDT for My Creative Sketches, i used this sketch as inspiration for my 'Beautiful Day' layout, created for my June DT reveal with My Creative Scrapbook.  It features the June Main kit.

You can see my post for this layout by clicking HERE.

Visit My Creative Sketches to see more inspiration and to find out how to play along.
You could win this fabulous prize if you do!

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Announcements

My Creative Scrapbook's 

Summer Savings Give a Gift - Get a Gift Sale! 

Plus Customer Appreciation and Contest Announcement

Summer is in full swing and My Creative Scrapbook kit club has Summer savings for you. Do you have a friend or relative that has always wanted a My Creative Scrapbook kit? Well now is the time to give them that special gift! Go ahead, get yourself a gift, too!! 
For a limited time MCS is offering: Our Summer Give a Gift - Get a Gift Sale!  
For the months of June and July you can purchase a new membership kit and receive a bottle of Lindy's Stamp Gang mist with an embellishment prize pkg FREE, so sign up that friend, and you both will receive the free prize package. 
There is more!
A FREE GIFT will be added to each box that My Creative Scrapbook ships out in August.  So join today to get your special Customer Appreciation gift added to your August kit shipments.
Click here for more details!

One more thing...

My Creative Scrapbook will be having a contest in September with the prize being a Limited Edition kit! So check out the MCS blog on September 1st to find out all the details on how you can win!!

Lemoncraft's Newest Collection Giveaway!

Have you seen the beautiful Lemoncraft products yet?!

Lemoncraft is a manufacturer and distributor of craft and scrapbooking products from Poland 
and they have just recently released this brand new collection called Forget Me Not!

The papers are so very romantic with their soft shades of blue and gorgeous Summer designs.  Embellishments include tags and journaling sheet additives, buttons/badges, 
ribbons/lace, various paper flowers and gorgeous brads.

And guess what!

Lemoncraft is giving some of this exquisite collection away to 2 lucky persons... 

1 giveaway on their FB fan page HERE
1 giveaway on their blog HERE

Check those links out for all the details.
and visit the Lemoncraft store to see all their beautiful products!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sweet Love (SATW 2Crafty Sponsor GDT)

I was thrilled to find out a bit earlier this month that we at 2Crafty Chipboard would have another chance to guest design for Scrap Around the World because 2Crafty is the main sponsor this month.  Obviously, i jumped on the opportunity, especially seeing this stunning Summer mood board, designed by Di Garling.

I don't think of using yellow on my layouts normally, so this was a challenge.

But oh, i sooo like how my layout turned out.

 Sweet Love

So inspired by the mood board, my main colour focus was yellow with black accents, and using the My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing collection, I decided to add in a little pink.

2Crafty chipboard used:
Love-Fancy Title
Word Circles Set 1

Circular Leafy Frame

 Leafy Shrub Set 1

Chicken Barbed Wire Small
Daisy Flowers

The picture is of my friends' daughters, Celeste and Jade.

The deadline for this challenge is June 30th.

Click HERE to link up!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Cards & Tag (My Creative Scrapbook DT Reveal 5)

Before i get on with revealing my final projects created with the June Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook, let's recap on the ones already shared in case you missed them.  

You Scatter Sunshine  (single-page LO)
Beautiful Day  (single-page LO)
We Love Summertime  (double-page LO)
Cool Summer Treats  (double-page LO)

Now on to some cards...

And a tag...

Thanks for sharing in on the fun during this MCS June reveal. 

Looking forward to July already!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Cool Summer Treats (My Creative Scrapbook DT Reveal 4)

This is part 4 of my DT reveal for My Creative Scrapbook, using the June Main kit.

Little Tristan was enjoying a cool Summer treat and his mom was able to take these precious pictures.  I love how the Echo Park Summer Bliss collection brings them out.

Love the American Crafts #Summer Wood Veneer Shapes, which include this delicious ice cream cone and all the shapes seen in the images below.

 #Summer indeed!  :)

That's it for layouts created with this kit.  Tomorrow i'll share some cards and a tag.

Make sure to visit the My Creative Scrapbook blog to find out more about their kits!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

We Love Summertime (My Creative Scrapbook DT Reveal 3)

What perfect pictures that my friend Nathalie gave me to use with the June Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook

This is my favorite project this month.

I love the sand-tone papers mixed with all the beautiful Summer colors.

Layers upon layers of chipboard, wooden shapes, stickers, flowers and brads!

Come back tomorrow for another double-page!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Beautiful Day (My Creative Scrapbook DT Reveal 2)

Back again today to continue my June DT reveal with My Creative Scrapbook, using the Summer-fun Main kit.

This kit includes:
Webster Pages Our Travels 12x12 border paper
American Crafts Summer 12x12 Journal paper
Echo Park Summer Bliss 12x12 papers Hello, Summer Stripe, Summer Fun, Summer Memories, Summer Circles, Bicycle Bliss, Wood Plank, Butterflies, Floral, Birdie Bliss, Flip Flops, Summer Days
Echo Park Summer Bliss 12x12 Element sticker sheet
Echo Park Summer Bliss 12x12 ABC an work sticker sheet
Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x12 Chipboard Accent sheets Summer
Echo Park Summer Bliss Decorative Brands and Tags
American Crafts #Summer Wood Veneer
Prima flowers
yellow polka dot trim
red rick rack

I decided to go along the triangle trend with this very busy layout.  How fun!

Each MCS kit includes so many embellishment pieces to add layer upon layer of goodness on your page.

If you love double-page layouts, well, i've got a couple to share with you, starting tomorrow!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

June Kits from My Creative Scrapbook

Every single kit from My Creative Scrapbook has so much to offer,
and the brand new kits for June are no exception.

They're choc full of the coolest Summer-themed papers and embellishments.

Main Kit

Creative Kit

Limited Edition Kit

Album Kit

I had so much fun working with the Main kit.  Its bright colors and fun Summer chipboard pieces and wooden accents brought sunshine into my scraproom the last couple weeks, even when it was rather dark and dreary outside.  Yes!  Can you believe it?  It's June and it feels like we haven't even had Spring yet here in Atlantic Canada.  It only takes one look at Echo Park's xxx collection though to know that Summer is just around the corner!

If you're a regular visitor of my blog, you might have figured out that i already sneaked this first part of my reveal a week ago.  My take on Sketch#269 from Creative Scrappers that i shared with you last week  was created with the June Main kit.

Click HERE to see my GDT post.

So, for today, i urge you to visit My Creative Scrapbook to learn more about these fabulous kits and see the amazing creations in the DT gallery.

I will be back tomorrow to reveal some more of my MCS work.