Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Once Upon A Sketch --- 7 Dots Studio and ScrapMatts

The Solar System was lined up and I could see all of my favorite star's shinning brightly this month.  ScrapMatts and 7 Dots Studio will shine brightly in this post today.  My dear friend Sandi Smith is cheering the teams on at both leading companies, so how could i resist her motivation.  Sandi and I share a love for water and her layout has given me inspiration to share the common love we have for being on the water.  I needed a sketch as my starting point, since a sketch will spark my mojo and Once Upon A Sketch caught my eye.  This layout magically came together so quickly, so happy with the quality product and an inspirational sketch.
Be sure to visit all of my shining star's today, support them and visit often for inspiration.

Here are the deets for this months sketch challenge.
Journalling Theme: "The Journey..."

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 
Here is my hidden journalling..

Here is my layout which reflects my passionate journey with lakeside waters.  

Our family has been on this lake for 65 years.  This was my great grandparents summer home on this lake and I hope that my son will share the lake with his family some day.

Lets talk about 7 Dots Studio

7 Dots Studio paper collections whisper to me and I find them truly irresistible.  This layout features the Domesti Goddess Collection and I have used the papers which are designed by Anna Dabrowska called Kitchen Wallpaper and Proudly handcrafted.

The Kitchen Wallpaper was so magical for my photo... love this one.  This pattern paper framed my soothing photo so well to capture the moment and essence of magic.

This month 7 dots challenge is promoting the following October theme.
"to prepare a project about something, what you have done only for yourself"
my passion is waterskiing, boating and lakeside magical breezes.

ScrapMatts Chipboard from Australia

Owner Sofie is the one of the many kind, generous, passionate business women of our crafting industry.

My layout features many of Scrapmatts chippies which i have linked in my supply list. So, Sandi Smith has challege many of us to "GO BRIGHT" for the month of October in the forum section here.
Visit ScrapMatts and become a member of their community.
Here are some closeup shots of Scrapmatts chipboard that complements my presentation so well. I think Sofie's team of designers made these chipboard pieces just for my

In addition to the wonderful texture look to the pattern paper I have added gesso, stamping and drywall tape to give my layout a nautical water feel with a compass for
Scrapmatts Chipboard
CB4059 Nautical Design 03; CB5099 Grass 01; CB5100 Grass 02 
CB1192 Scrap Words 04; CB6088 Assorted Words 16
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink, Lime Pastel, Burnt Sienna, Surfacez Black
Helmar Adhesive, Craft & Hobby PVA glue
Inspired by Stamping, Ahoey Matey
BoBunny stamps, Urban Acrylic Stamp
Cheesecloth,  Drywall tape, Gesso

Monday, October 21, 2013

Helmar Adhesive

Visit the Helmar Blog today and see my team mates gorgeous needle keeper made with lace trim.  Such a lovely addition to any sewing basket.
Jeanette has created this keeper with step up photo's to help you make one for your needle storage.  Visit the blog today.

Also, mark your calendars, its going to be a fun weekend, domestics done, slow cooker packed, floors washed and most important scraproom cleaned and ready to have fun.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cardabilities & Sketchabilities

Cardabilities and Sketchabilities is owned by Karan Gerber and both sites are her  pride and joy.  Please visit both challenge sketch website to be inspired with gorgeous designs by her design teams.  This is an international sketch site that is well established and visited by designers throughout the world.

I have joined in both sketch challenges this month and would like to give a shout out to the new chipboard company called Creative Embellishments.

Be sure to visit Creative Embellishments on FB and their website to see all the newest and latest chipboard design's that they have to offer.  My order of chipboard is on the delivery truck, so I was not able to showcase the chippies from Creative Embellishments site; next time for sure.

Cardabilities Sketch # 84

As you can see, I wanted to change it up a bit for Halloween and decided on "PINK" and black for  Truly give the  Halloween season a jolt of pink!

I am playing along with this pink card at the RCC #86 Halloween challenge at Ribbon Carousel.

Sketchabilities Sketch # 100

I am also playing along with the international website site  "Scrap Around the World".
This website is owned by Helen Tilbury and she has designers from all around the world design gorgeous works of art. 
Here is this months mood board challenge.
I choose the pinks, white and blue color tones from this mood board.    Be sure to visit SATW and be sure to visit some of the designers blogs for truly inspirational designed artwork.  You will enjoy the journey.


Core'dinations Cardstock
Helmar, Zap Dots, Acid Free, Super Tac glue
Sizzix, Embossing
Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter, Mixed Berries, Chunky Glitter
Clearsnap Colorbox, Ice blue, French Blue & Azurite
Zva Creative Crystals

Monday, October 7, 2013

C'est Magnifique Kits- October2013

Our October Bits & Pieces Giveaway 


Visit C'est Magnifique for your scrapbooking kits.   Owner, Leslie has a good eye for quality products.

  One of their lucky blog readers will win the bits & pieces from Leslie's October Kit.  Here's what they are giving away:

The contest will close at midnight, October 13. 
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced the following day.
Good Luck!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Xyron and Core'dinations

Hello and Welcome to a fun week with Xyron.

Party Favors have truly taken center stage at parties and has given the cake a nudge.  So, today,  I would like the two party embellishments to share the spot light together. 

Lets start with quality Xyron Adhesive and the best cardstock on the market Coredinations.  I did some experimenting and found that if you pull a piece of the Xyron create a sticker  150 tape from the unit, trim a piece, pulled the tape from the white paper backing, you can make a circle tape to tack down any of your embellishments which I needed to do in this project.

Now, let get creative and design this pretty.

Now, look at how lovely the Couture Creations Embossing folder showcases the Core’dinations inner colored cardstock.

Adding some Graphic 45 papers to the top of the cake was a delight.  Tea anyone?

To complete the bridal presentation I made a card and decorated a candle holder to match the festive occasion.

 Try a cake box yourself, just google images and find a template of your liking and design away.

Core’dinations Cardstock, Pastels, Sugar & Spice; 
Distressed, Old Paper
Xyron, mega runner tape adhesive
Xyron , 1.5 Create a Sticker
Xyron, Glue Stick for corners
May Arts Ribbon
Embossing Folder: Smooch, Fresh & Fun Collection, Couture Creations
Pattern Paper:  Graphic 45, Once a upon a Time collection