I am delighted to say that not only do I have a product review in the magazine this month, I also have a layout, I finally submitted a layout, lol!!!
PaperHaus is having blog hops every day from June 1 - 7, and I will be hopping along with everyone! Hope you all come join us for chances to win lots of prizes!!
The Design Team over at Frosted Designs are a talented bunch of ladies that will be hosting. There will be some wonderful prizes up for grabs!!!!
The first one will kick off at the end of May, and will be running from May, 31st to June, 5th, so make sure to mark your calendars and be ready to make some beautiful scrapbook projects, and of course win some AWESOME prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did this layout for the Once Upon a Sketch May Challenge to use their sketch and a number somewhere in the layout. Here is their gorgeous sketch:
I covered my bases pretty well using numbers with a "1" sticker, the title First Communion Preparations and with the date! My journaling is hidden on the back side, where I say: "This is my favorite photo of you on your Communion Day. You look beautiful and I can see a rare smile from you in the mirror's reflection". I am so proud of you my baby girl!"
I used my Scraps of Elegance kit Prima Fairy Rhyme paper and just love the May Arts ribbon and gorgeous die cut doilies from Gina's Designs that are in the kit. I used a stencil and modeling paste, lots of Prima flowers and a trinket.
Don't you just love the Molossi chipboard dress form? So big and beautiful! I applied gesso to it then cream colored acrylic paint. I stamped a script stamp on the dress form in Victorian Velvet and Broken China Distress Inks.
Thanks so much for taking the time to look!
This week the DT have been cleaning out and raiding their stash and scraps to make their cards! My C'est Magnifique kit from April just had a few scraps and pieces left in it, so I cut out a vintage image from the Pion Alma's Sewing Room papers that had been in the kit and then made the card base and layers with scraps left over from the same papers! The beaded stick pin was from a swap years ago and the flowers have been in my stash quite a while.
I have a drawer where I throw in lots of paper scraps and try to start many of my cards that way...of course that means I don't actually use the 6x6 paper pads that I have accumulated way too many of! At least these days I realize that I won't go back and use the same collection over and over, there are just too many interesting new ones that keep coming along...and I don't seem to collect quite as much as I had done in my first year of papercrafting lol!
If you love vintage or shabby chic themed card making, I hope you will come over and join us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!
I'd love to enter this into the MilkCoffee Vintage challenge.
I love using bits and pieces I have in my stash for my cardmaking, this is no exception...more Kaisercraft These Days leftover paper to make this card, a vintage image...some wooden Prima butterflies painted in Creative Inspiration Gold Paint, very sparkly! Some Wild Orchid Crafts calla lillies, ribbon scraps and my Inspired by Stamping die and stamp set, this time cut out on burlap and vellum. I used my Staz On inks to stamp on the vellum and they worked great!
I'd love to enter this in the Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired By Mother's Day challenge and the Inspired By Stamping WHW #101 challenge. I had a lot of fun with this one!
I raided my stash to find these Echo Park Victoria Gardens papers that fit this week's Inspired by Stamping color challenge perfectly. I received my order from Inspired By Stamping a few weeks back and finally took it out to play with...love the die and matching stamps!
Today I have a little card up on the Couture Creations blog!
I wanted to showcase this "Thinking of You" Couture Creations embossing folder and I knew that a card was a perfect way to do it! I didn't want to cover up the sentiments on the folder, so I made this card very clean and simple and used my favorite color combo of turquoise blue and brown!
To make this card I cut a 5" x 5" square of kraft cardstock. I embossed the Broken China Kraft-Core Core'dinations cardstock with the Thinking of You folder and used my Couture Creations Sanding Block to have the Kraft Core show through the gorgeous sentiments and images. I used my largest scallop square nesting die to cut the cardstock and attached it to the kraft cardstock base using 18mm double sided tape I attached a piece of twine around the embossed die cut for a nice accent.
To make a flower for the card I used my smallest Couture Creations Daisy Nesting Die and layered several of die cut book pages. Using my Couture Creations pointy tool I punched through all the layers and secured them with a small brad.
On top of the brad I placed Self Adhesive Pearls and surrounded it with Couture Creations adhesive gemstones...I scrunched up the flower die cuts to make a simple flower and then used my Couture Creations sponge dauber to highlight the flowers with Broken China distress ink.
Under the flower, I used a Scallop Oval Nesting Die cut from kraft cardstock which I lifted up over the twine with Couture Creations Foam tape.
I took the card base and attached to a premade square card again with my 18mm double sided tape.
A simple, sweet card to send to someone to let them know you are thinking of them!!
Couture Creations products used