Monday, December 22, 2014

Woodland Winter

Good morning everyone! Here we are the Monday before Christmas, have you gotten all your shopping and preparations done? I must confess, I'm running behind this year. I've had health issues with both my parents for the past month so everything else has had to be put off. There's still a couple of gifts I need to run out and get, finish the wrapping, then get started on the baking. If you're one of the lucky one's that's checked everything off your to do list hopefully you'll find a bit of time to play along with the new sketch that was revealed this morning at Let's Get Sketchy. Here's my inspiration page based from the sketch featuring products from
I chose to use Bo Bunny papers for this wintery page. I started by distressing and randomly punching the background. To add interest and texture I added a bit of stamping and stenciling. Then I dry brushed some gesso on the background. For the snowflakes, pine branches, pine cones, and flowers I gave them a quick brush of gesso and while it was still wet I sprinkled on some Hero Arts ultra fine prisma glitter. As a finishing touch I added some silver micro beads throughout the clusters. I love the added texture they give.
 I've used the Dec. challenge moodboard from Berry71bleu for inspiration.
And here's our fabulous sketch for you this week designed by Laura Whitaker.
And before I go here's a list of the products I used from and Etsy shop. The shops are currently on vacation, but will start taking orders again on Jan.2nd.
Snow White Butterflies, Ranger Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil, Prima Tatiana flowers, and Reneabouquets Silver Microbeads.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate your time and lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Giveaway Time over at Picture This!

Hello again!  In an effort to increase the following at Picture This! they have decided to offer up some great blog candy!  There are FOUR chances to win. 

1.         FIRST Become a follower of the blog here and leave a comment under this post letting them know.

2.         SECOND For a second entry, you can create a post about the new challenge blog to help them spread the word.  Please leave a comment under their blog post with a link to your post.

3.        THIRD Thirdly, add their giveaway button to your blog's sidebar.  (To add the button, just copy and paste the code underneath the post and paste it in a new HTML section of your sidebar.)  Please leave a comment under their post with a link to your blog.  

4.         LASTLY  Like their Facebook Page

For each of the 4 you do above your name goes in for the drawing so if you do all three that is three times your name goes into the "pot".  This event ends December 31, 2014.

The winner will be randomly selected to win this wonderful collection from Teresa Collins as well as a Guest Design spot at Picture This!

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Reveal for My Creative Scrapbook

Good morning everyone! It's reveal time at My Creative Scrapbook and I would love to share my guest design layouts with you.  I have created four Christmas layouts and a process video using the Dec. Limited Edition kit. I love Christmastime and creating Christmas layouts. I hope you like them.
 With a layout process video link:
The December Limited Edition kit features the gorgeous Kaisercraft Yuletide collection and so much more, including My Mind's Eye Joyous papers and stickers, Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company chipboard elements and stickers, 3 different packages of gorgeous Petaloo flowers,Prima resins, Thickers, and trims.
Well that's it from me today. Thanks so much for coming by and letting me share my projects with you! Hope you have a creative day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Final post for Stick It Down

Good morning! It's reveal time at Stick It Down and I have my inspiration page to share with you that I based off the sketch.
I kept my design simple and as close to the sketch as possible. I simply flipped the sketch, did a little stamping, splattering, and paper tearing. Quick and simple, while using up some of my older stash- yay! I love when that happens =)
And here's our sketch.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a creative day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Do I hear Santa?

Good morning! Can you believe it's Dec. 1st already? The brand new challenge site Picture This! has decided to issue a mini challenge to give you a small sample of things to come. So for your first challenge your layout must follow this criteria:
1 photo + Christmas + paper strips + layers
Pretty easy right? Here's my inspiration page that I created.
For this I combined two Christmas lines from Pink Paislee and a few misc. items from my stash. I started by giving my second layer a sloppy border with a MS punch then added interest and texture by stamping, stenciling, and adding a few paint splatters to the background. Next I cut all my strips and inked them black for some definition, mounting them on cardboard for dimension. Then I just started layering... and layering lol. I had a lot of fun working this challenge. I used up some of my stash and I love the way my page turned out. Now it's your turn to work the challenge. What will you create? You have until Dec. 15th to link your pages here. I can't wait to see your projects! Hope you have an amazing day!

December sneaks for My Creative Scrapbook

Good morning! I hope everyone (in the US) had a wonderful Holiday weekend with family and friends. And for all my friends outside the US, I hope that you also had an enjoyable weekend. The whole month of November was really hectic for me so I'm kind of relieved that I was able to accomplish everything that I had to, but now that means there's just 24 days until Christmas. Yikes! I've barely started my shopping, normally I'm almost done by this time. lol And speaking of Christmas, today I have some sneak peek photos to share with you of some layouts that I created for My Creative Scrapbook using their gorgeous December Limited Edition kit. 
 And here's a few more until the full reveal on the 5th.
And for more sneak peeks at all the kits please visit here. Thanks so much for coming by! Have a creative day!