Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Rusty Pickle Projects for September and a GIVEAWAY!!

My projects this month are quite varied! Cards, Layouts and an altered project. I had a fun time creating this and hope they inspire you too!! This month I got to work with one of the newer lines, Panama Jack, great blues/greens/yellows/browns and perfect for those summer photos!

and I did a fun birthday card with it also which was great for a male birthday...I even incorporated my first embossing with my new to me Cuttlebug (thanks LIz)

I am a gigantic fan of the CandyLand line and even though I am down to just scraps I continue to use it! I did another layout and fun card with this line:
For this layout I used the sketch for the Sept Sketch challenge on the Rusty PIckle Blog.

This is just a fun little pick me up card:

My daughter got a great picture of her dog Pizmo and I just had to do a layout with it...he is my Grand Doggie ya know!! I used the Chocolate Covered Cherries line for this layout:

and as featured in an earlier post here for the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop is one of my favorite projects of all time....Happy Halloween Hoop using the Costume Party line:

If you would like to make one of these check my posts below for full instructions.

Now for more fun stuff!!!
I have something to give away!!!
Wouldnt you love to win a Rusty Pickle Class Kit featuring the Addams Family line?
With this project kit you can make the cutest mini book for Halloween!!! All products included in the kit too!!
Just leave a comment here by October 10 and I will randomly choose one of the comments to win this fun project kit!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

and the winner of my Rusty Pickle project kit is.............

Per of the 85 comments I received on my blog the winner is post number 77....and that is.......

Blogger barbie_love said...

WOw I love your stuff

September 20, 2009 11:09 AM

barbie love!!!!

Email me your addy to
and I will get this out to you this week!!!


And thanks to all who participated in the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop and left comments!!!

See you soon with more Rusty Pickle goodness!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome to the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop!!!

Good to see you all, thanks for coming to peek at my blog and my Rusty Pickle project!
I had alot of fun creating this project and I think you will enjoy it too!

So, this is how its gonna work, you can start here at my blog, or at the Rusty Pickle blog, and at each blog you are linked to there will be some Rusty Pickle inspiration by many of the Rusty Pickle Chefs, some will even have chances to win a RAK, and at the main Rusty Pickle blog there is a fabulous chance to win........something VERY special, trust me!!! So be sure to leave comments as you go for chances to win, and prepare to be inspired!!!

My Rusty Pickle Blog Hop Project:

Happy Halloween Hanger
by Julie Walton

and here are the instructions/tutorial:

Embroidery Hoop
Rusty Pickle - Costume Party Line of Papers, Chipboard Frame, Buttons, Gems
Rick Rack
Paint, Shimmerz Paint and spray


Wet lightly or mist one full sheet of paper and gently place it within the embroidery hoop, be careful not to tear. While paper is wet tear the excess away, leaving some showing around the edges like a ruffle.

Paint the wooden embroidery frame to your liking, dont worry about being perfect. I used Shimmerz paint and a gloss acrylic.

Spray the paper/frame with Shimmerz mist or something similar.

Cut a circle from the paper of your choice, best to be little to no pattern. Make a pumpkin face with buttons, add stickles and rick rack for the stem.

Using a chipboard open type frame, ink the entire surface with black. Spray with Shimmerz mist or something similar. Adhere to the top part of the circle.

Take a wide strip of paper of your choice and fringe it, so it looks like grass. Adhere several rows to the bottom part of the circle. Adhere your pumpkin with pop dots within the fringed paper.

Place your title within the chipboard frame. I cut out the words from a sheet of paper and cut them into squares and inked each.

Thread floss through some larger buttons, add some rick rack to the tops and adhere them within the fringed paper at the bottom, like pumpkins sitting in a field.

I added some gems and dew drops randomly in the fringed paper as well. I then cut out a pumpkin and a witch from the patterned paper and added them randomly. I dotted stickles on the chipboard frame and then added some rickrack to the top of the embroidery hoop using the closure to tie it on.

And its ready to hang! Hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog and that you were inspired by my project. I will randomly choose one comment from all of the comments left on my blog to receive a little kit with the things you need to recreate my project! So go forth and comment!

Dont forget to visit the next Rusty Pickle Chef blog for more inspiration!
Brenda -

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I LOVe contests!!!

Yep I do! I have been playing in a contest over at Go Digital Scrapbooking, the Supreme Team VIII, and I made it to Round 2! The first Round we worked with a kit by Carena Designs - Powder Blue and this was my layout:

Round 2 started today and we are working with a kit by Christy Skaggs - A New Day. This is my layout for this round:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Playing with Digi Again!!

I have been busy catching up on my digi CTs...been playing with ViVa Artistry's newest kits, Wanyama and {S}heroes, both available at Pixel Canvas....and better yet, both on sale this weekend, 41% off to celebrate Vivie's 41st birthday, Happy Birthday girl! Wanyama is a great zoo kit! {S}heroes is a great kit to scrap about women, the women in your life and their strengths. Love them both!
so here are a couple of layouts with Wanyama:
from our visit in June to the Santa Barbara Zoo:

And one I did with {S}heroes:

Thanks for taking a peek at my latest creations :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I have a little TooT Toot!!!

I have been asked to join the Design Team of a new paper manufacturer called Harlee Quinnz Designs!! I am excited about the opportunity because their papers are so different and their stamps are so awesome! The Butterfly Garden papers are gorgeous, here are a few of them:

See the rest HERE

Stayed tuned in the coming weeks for some projects with the Harlee Quinnz Designs Lines!! I cant wait!!

Treasured Scrapbooking Sept Kits

Its reveal day at Treasured Scrapbooking!! I worked with Kit 1 for this reveal, check it out:

Basic Grey - June Bug: Corsage
Basic Grey - Lemonade: Pretty Petals, Lime Cooler, Cherry Cobbler, Strawberry Patch
Scenic Route - Lynden: Parkside Court
Scenic Route - Garden Grove: Cypress Street
Scenic Route - Sonoma: Olive Avenue
October Afternoon - Ducks in a Row: Sleep Tight, Peek-a-boo
October Afternoon - Cherry Hill: Tea Towel
Bazzill: Icy Blue, Parakeet, Passionate, African Daisy, Powder Blue
Prism Cardstock: Medium Blush Red
Scenic Route - Diecut Arrows - Sumner
Dream Street - Rectangle Chipboard
Dream Street - Square Chipboard
Pink Paislee - Fascinating Chipboard Stickers
Pink Paislee - Fetching Press-ons
American Crafts - Details - Layered Embellishments - Color Set 3
Sassafrass Lass - Sweet Treats - Cardstock Stickers
Jenni Bowlin - Front Porch Journaling Cards
Inkadinkadoo - Clear Mini Stamp - Flowers
Kaisercraft Paper Flowers
Assorted Ribbons

Here are my layouts:

And if you are interested in some challenges, Treasured Scrapbooking has some great ones every month, check them out!
This month I am running a challenge called Pink and celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day on Sept 22, and this is my layout:

Would love to see you at Treasured Scrapbooking!!