Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall in LOVE with Fall Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Falling in Love with Fall Decor blog hop! If you love fall decorating as much as we do you are in for a treat! 10 different designers came together for their love of fall decor and can't wait to show you their fall decorations!

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Britt Bass here to bring you a spooky wall hanging I made using ;the Eek-a-Boo collection from DCWV.  (There're lots of goodies from this collection in the prize pack!) 


This skull embellishment is actually from a DCWV wall embellishment home dec package (meant for sticking directly on the wall). I cut those cute little apothecary bottles from a piece of the Eek-a-Boo paper.


This whole project was inspired by the two boot shaped cut-outs that were carrier packaging for two pairs of boot socks I'd purchased last year.  I covered them with paper, created the lace-up detail and added the fabric ruffle.


I added a golden glitter to paper to the nose and eyes of the skull and put a spooky title above the embellishments.


 I love how this turned out.  I know it's an idea that's been done before, but I think the heeled boots and all the glittery accents give it a modern twist.

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Make sure you comment on each blog for a chance to win big prizes! The winner will be announced at ritabarakat.com on Aug 3!

Start here!
Britt Bass <<<
Lisa Fulmer<<<<< Here Next!! http://lisalizalou.com
Mary Trautner
Anita Scroggins
Carmen Whitehead
Liza Sivek


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Later queenies!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sweater Weather | DCWV

Hello!  TGIF...am I right!?

I'm here this morning to let you know that I have some projects on the DCWV blog using the new fall-themed stacks: both 6x6 and 12x12 stacks called Sweater Weather!


This stack has lots of leaf themes, plaids, wood grain, photo-real sheets, and brassy foil accents.  Here are some previews of my projects!

I made a card:


A layout:


And a home decor piece:


Hop on over to the DCWV blog for full info and all the pictures!

What are your fall crafting plans or traditions?  Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Later queenies!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge - "Remember 18"



Hello there! 

Just dropping by the blog today to post my entry for the August MME sketch challenge!  I was inspired to pull out some paint and the My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste: Flair" to complete this layout about my girl, Devon, turning 18.

Here's the sketch that the DT gave to work with:


Ronda Palazzari MME august 2014 Sketch

I started out with a piece of black cardstock and painted an anchoring rectangle with gesso.  Then mixed a few coordinating colors of paint with gesso and water to create the paint drips and drops that I scattered over the page.


I let the background dry and then built my layout on top.  I used a combination of die cut words, tags titles strips from the collection, and letter stickers to create the title.  Lastly, I added the arrows, button embellishments, and enamel dots in groups around the page.

Here are some close-ups!


I love the enamel shapes from this collection - they make adding little pops of color so easy!



Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think in the comments!  Have you ever created a background paper like this?  I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables - Forever Sisters Layout!

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new layout up over on Miss Kate Cuttables blog today!


ALL the details, the FREEBIE of the day, and more pictures can be found: HERE

Thanks for stopping by!!

Later Queenies!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

DCWV + May Arts Ribbon + Tombow Week!







Hello and welcome to the DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop!  All this week, designers from these three great companies are sharing projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.
 
If you have come here from Jennie Garcia then you're on track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!   


I'm SO excited to show you the layout I created for this hop!


Even though this hop is happening during the summer I was really inspired to create this spring layout because I had this adorable photo of my nieces from an Easter Sunday many years ago.

I loved the lush, bright and textural ribbons and trims from May Arts and I was simply IN LOVE with the string of sequin hearts!  I decided that I would cut the hearts apart and then....I started making bows and I COULDN'T STOP!  So, I added little bows to all my little hearts - which is a sentence I lived my whole life to say, lol!

I love to add a strip of fringe-cut paper to my banners and it is SUPER important to have a strong adhesive for this technique - because the fringe needs to be manipulated a bit to get it to take on the same curve as the banners.  I used the Tombow EXTREME!
 

And it IS extremely strong! I loved how easy it went on and there really was a LOT on the roll.  As always with Tombow, the dispenser is refillable and it feels nice in your hand.  Then, I attached the whole, layered banner to the layout with some Power Tabs!
Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes!  Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!
Now, head on over to Amanda Phillips to see what kind of spring craftiness they have in store! 
 

Thursday line-up!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Later queenies!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Butterfly Note Card - Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello people!  Happy Monday!

I'm here today sharing a project I made for Miss Kate Cuttables!

I haven't done a shaped card in awhile, and I know someone who would just love to receive a cute little bug just like this one!


Head over to Miss Kate's blog for the freebie of the day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Later queenies!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables + Scrappy Mom's Stamps = Awesome Blog Hop!!!

 Helloooooo!! So excited to bring you my project for the Miss Kate + Scrappy Mom's Stamps Blog hop!!


DON'T forget to check the BLOG for today's FREEBIE!!!
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I just fell in LOVE with this set from Scrappy Mom's Stamps called "Fan-tastic!"
If you are a SUPER nerd like me (or you KNOW a lot of  nerds!) this is the perfect set to add to your collections of sentiments!

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There are SO many cute files that can be used with this set.  Superheros, witches, zombies, chemistry sets...these would all work with this set.  BUT, my idea was to use this CUTE "Out of This World" set!


As you know, I strive to keep my projects cute, but to also give them a LITTLE bit of sophistication by using patterns and layout ideas that show the versatility of MKC files.
I'm SOOOO pleased with how this card came out.  I had a DCWV Stack from a year or so ago that featured lots of cosmos, stars, and planetary motifs.  I was FLOORED when I saw how amazing the moon print looked when I cut used it for the moon SVG.  The little alien and the spaceship are cut from some Basic Grey textured solids from various 6x6 pads.  
AND, last, but not least, the stamp was FLAWLESS in quality and didn't even have to be conditioned - it stamped PERFECT the first time!  I used Heidi Swapp ink (which I love, BTW!)




Make sure you visit and comment on each of 
the designers' blog every day, and follow them too!
We have fabulous prizes
for you from Miss Kate Cuttables and Scrappy Moms!
CAN you say...

For extra chances to win you can LIKE 
Miss Kate Cuttables
on Facebook Too! 
Make sure you comment, and let us know 
what your FAVORITE
project is from today's Designers.
And don't forget to come back tomorrow!
Giveaway Alert!
Miss Kate Cuttable's will be giving away the
files used during the co-hop!
Make sure you follow all the blogs and
comment on each, THEN email on Friday to claim
your file code...
TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com

PLEASE visit MKC blog today and see all the wonderful projects the team members have made for you today!!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Later queenies!!