Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Scrapping Spot for September!

The Scrapping Spot is on fire ladies and its time to join us for some awesome new challenges, share in the daily chat and inspire each other! The September kit is now available:

Featuring Cosmo Cricket's Delovey line
(all papers are double sided).
1-Delicious, 1-Delightful, 1-Delirious, 1-Delectable, 1-Deluxe, 1-Delimit, 2-White cardstock. 1-Darling Pink Alpha Thickers. 1-Kaiser Aqua rhinestone, 1/3 pkg. Butterfly rhinestone stickers, 3 ea. Dazzlers Floretes, 1/3 yd. Aqua bloomers flower trim, 3 ea. Glitter Yellow sparklers buttons, 3 ea. Petunia pink buttons, 1-Pink tiny type alphas, 1/2 pkg. Carolyn Gavin Word greenhouse, 2 ea. Greenhouse bauble sticker, 1-Simple line charming journal card, 1-Never enough journaling card, 1-Forever With You ccalendar card

Now available in the store at TSS, get yours before it sells out :)

Here are some layouts that I did with the kit and even a couple of cards:

Candace Harrison also joined us this month as part of the Design Team! She is a fantastic scrapper, very enthusiastic and has lit a fire under the TSS members. Check out all the great September challenges that have been issued!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Epiphany Crafts Card-A-Palooza Sweepstakes and Blog Hop

Hi All!!
Welcome to the Epiphany Crafts Card-A-Palooza Sweepstakes and Blog Hop!!!
Julie here to share some Epiphany Crafts love and some love from my manufacturer, Echo Park Paper Co! I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tool (heart 14) and Echo Park Paper Co line Sweet Summertime to make this sweet little Birthday card:

I just love the patterns and colors in this line and the papers are perfect for the Epiphany Crafts Tools because of the choice of graphics which are perfect sizes for the epoxy shapes.

So, how can you play along and be eligible for an awesome prize? Visit each of our design team member's blogs and make a note of the sponsoring company. After you know all 12 companies visit the Epiphany Crafts Facebook page and leave a comment on the Card-A-Palooza thread listing the 12 companies (abbreviations are okay) and you will be entered into the drawing for a GIANT prize package. You will be receiving product from each of the sponsoring companies plus tools from EC. Best of all, you will be receiving the 12 handmade cards shown on the blogs, all ready to use throughout the year. This is a huge giveaway that you won't want to miss!

Your next stop is : April: Kelly Jo Massicotte

January: Jennifer Priest
February: Monique Liedtke
March: Julie Walton < YOU ARE HERE
April: April: Kelly Jo Massicotte
May: Linda Auclair
June: Michelle Hill
July: Joy Hagar
August: Tracey Taylor
September: Lisa Wilkinson
October: Danielle Holsapple
November: Samantha Sibbett
December: Stephanie Ackerman

Enjoy your hop and good luck on the drawing....that is one awesome prize to win, and it could be yours!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Woo Hoo!!!! I have a TooT!!!!

I made the Design Team for Best Creation Inc!!!! I am so excited because......I LOVE THEIR PAPERS!!! I cannot believe the quality and feel of the papers, embossing and glitter make a great pair ;) I am so looking forward to working with these papers on a regular basis and sharing them with you all!!! YaY!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scraptastic Club August Kit

I was so surprised to see one the of the August kits on my doorstep yesterday......talk about quick shipping!!! Jessica sent me "he's so rock 'n roll" which features the Crate paper Static Collection. I really love Crate Paper, such awesome colors and texture, yummy!!!! Check out the kit:

the "he's so rock n' roll" kit includes the following:

12x12 patterned double-sided scrapbook paper:
1 sheet of crate papers reaction
1 sheet of crate papers tight
1 sheet of crate papers gravity
1 sheet of crate papers voltage
1 sheet of crate papers torn

12x12 cardstock:
1 sheet of american crafts powder
1 sheet of american crafts grass
1 sheet of american crafts tangerine
1 sheet of american crafts sand

1 sheet of crate papers static diecuts
4 yards of crate papers static ribbon
1 sheet of american crafts "daiquiri" foam alphabet in light green
1 2x2 bag of buttons from "grandma's button collection"

And its just $19.99......go get yours now!

And I would love to share a couple of layouts I did with this kit:
I did add a couple of epoxy hearts to this layout with the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio (heart 14)

I have another layout in the works with this kit......and I just received it yesterday evening!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TooT! TooT! TooT!

I opened my email this morning to find an offer to join a Design Team for a brand new kit club!!!
Scraptastic Club to be exact! So let me tell you a little about them. Each month there are approx 4 kits to choose from, how fun is that! August features 4 kits, and September will also have 4 kits available, I will be working with Birthday Bash featuring Imaginisce's Birthday Bash line, cant wait to work with it!!

This is from the Scraptastic Club website:

Welcome Scrappers.
Scraptastic Club wants to help you preserve your precious memories all year long.
Each month our Current Kits will offer new sets of basic and seasonal themes.
There are no monthly subscriptions and you don't have to be a member to purchase and enjoy our products.
Be sure to visit the Winners Spot for information regarding our monthly Scraptastic contest where you can earn free supplies.
Thank you for visiting and happy scrapping!

I hope you will join us in the very near future!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Best Creation Inc Submission

Thanks to my dear friend Noeleen a Design Team call for Best Creation Inc was brought to my attention. Oh my gosh where I have I been, what rock was I hiding under??? The papers are beyond amazing! I love love love the glitter embossing on these papers....are you kidding me?? I did get a chance to see the papers in real life at CHA Chicago and they are even better when you can touch and see them......SOLD!!! The booth at CHA Chicago was really hopping with an awesome make n take and all of the people in the booth were super busy taking orders everytime I came around....how cool is that???

Anyway I would love to share my projects with you!! My favorite line is Surf's Up, check it out:

I created my altered item and my card with this line:

I used a Embroidery Hoop for my altered item, all you have to do is wet a sheet of paper slightly and place it between the two hoops like you would fabric and push the hoops back together and tighten. When the paper dries it is as tight as a drum and a dream to work on!

I also created a birthday card with this line:

With one of their Halloween lines I created this layout:

I used my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio to make the little epoxy hearts, just love how you can make custom embellies with this!

I love the graphics on the papers, you can leave the paper whole......or....you can cut it up!!! Plus who doesnt love Bling???

Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Scrapping Spot for August

The Scrapping Spot is featuring the Fancy Pants line, Like Father, Like Son!!! I just love the deep rich grungy colors of this kit and truly had a blast working with it. Paired with Distress Stickles in Blue Jean, blingy buttons, Prima bling in black, filmstrip trim and Tim Holtz metal charms it is a hit out of the park!!

This kit is available so stop on over to the Scrapping Spot and grab yours before they are gone!

Here are my layouts and cards I created from this kit:

This layout has some Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio hearts on it, just love this tool!

And as I was cleaning my scrap table (gasp!) this layout just kinda fell together, most is from the kit with a few other scraps from my table and stash!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Treasured Scrapbooking for August

Treasured Scrapbooking
has an out of the box, wild and crazy kit for the month of August. This kit features some Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, Prima, Hambly and Jenni Bowlin just to name a few. I had a great time working with it as it was.......ANYTHING GOES!! Pretty much everything went together in a funky kind of way and I ended up with a bunch of fun and crazy layouts. Also Treasured Scrapbooking is sponsering a week of challenges over at Willow Traders so alot of the design team members made samples for the challenges with the August kit, so dont forget to check out Willow Traders for the August THAW (Three layouts a Week)challenge week starting August 8.

So let me share the layouts I did and a few of the challenges :)

This is the Life - THAW challenge at Willow Traders
Use the colors of your garden.....and add a little brown to represent earth. My garden is a flower garden so I used bright colors, green for foliage and my brown is the burlap.


Brat Kid -THAW Willow Traders Challenge - Use school related materials for a non school layout. The August kit for Treasured Scrapbooking is perfect for this challenge, lots of lined papers and school related images. I went with my bratty picture of Trevor from his 4th birthday :)

My Altered item for the month
We got a cute little paper mache type of birdhouse, a great canvas for whatever your creative mind can think up! I painted it, crackled it with Helmar Crackle Medium, inked it, added some paper punches and epoxy's that I created with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio (Heart 14).

Yep, thats the backside of a Waterfall - Willow Traders THAW challenge - Sketch
Erin created a sketch for the challenge and stated that the title needed to be long, worked out perfect for the series of photos I used :) I added some of the little heart epoxy's that I created with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio (heart 14). I love how they make such a cute touch to any layout!

The Zoo
This is a challenge over at Treasured Scrapbooking for the month of August - to use crayons on your layout:

Lots of Cuddles

I had fun sharing my creations with you and hope that you enjoyed spending some time with me :)