Friday, July 22, 2011

Cherry Nest DT & *The Scrappiest* Summer fun!

Hello my friends!
This is a great summer for me because good, exciting news keep coming!!!
I would like to announce that the talented Greek scrapbooker Elina Koutsouradi asked me to be a part of the designing team for her site "Cherry Nest"!!! This is a site where you can download pdf documents and print them out whenever you want to use them for your projects!!!
And some words in Greek about "Cherry Nest":
Εδώ μπορείτε να βρείτε ηλεκτρονικά αρχεία PDF που μπορείτε να κατεβάσετε στον υπολογιστή σας, να τυπώσετε και να τα κόψετε για να δημιουργήσετε κομψοτεχνήματα.
Από ετικέτες για τα τετράδιά σας και τα μπουκαλάκια μπαχαρικών της κουζίνας, μέχρι χαρτιά για να χρησιμοποιήσετε σε όλων των ειδών τα crafts, από ντεκουπάζ και scrapbooking μέχρι κόσμημα!
Κατά καιρούς θα βρείτε επίσης μίνι συλλογές από vintage μπλιμπλίκια όπως τα λέω εγώ, όμορφα μινι πραγματάκια για να διακοσμείτε τις δημιουργίες σας (από κουμπιά μέχρι vintage εικόνες και χαντρούλες)
Και φυσικά την δυνατότητα να κλείνετε θέση σε σεμινάρια και παρουσιάσεις που διοργανώνονται κατά καιρούς πρώτοι από όλους!
Πιστεύω ακράδαντα ότι όλοι μπορούν να φτιάξουν αριστουργήματα με λίγη πίστη και τα σωστά υλικά γι αυτό θεωρώ ότι απευθύνομαι σε όλους όσους ψάχνουν μία δημιουργική διέξοδο!

Congratulations to the rest of the talented design team members who are:
Cynthia Llorens

Emma Ruth

Helen Tsambazi

Eudokia Papadopoulou
Natasa Teologlou

Thank you Elina for that honor! I can't wait to get started with this new adventure at "Cherry Nest"!!

There is also a new inspiring sketch at "The Scrappiest"

And this is what I came up with using the summer kit from "Enjoy Scrapping" AGAIN!!! I am telling you..these kits that Lena puts together, never end!!!!

Sorry for the bad photos but The PC I use, doesn't have Photoshop...LOL...

And a few photos of us in Samos!

Have a nice day and thanks for all your lovely comments!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

*Bird Is The Word*- TODAY!

Hello my friends!

There is a new word for you to play with on your projects at "Bird is the word"!!!


You could win a beautiful kit from generous Wendy, owner of "Tidbitz in time"!!! Visit the blog to get inspired by the talented designers!!!

Everything you see in this layout, is made exclucively out of this yummy and endless summer kit from "Enjoy Scrapping"!!! And believe me, there are more projects coming using the kit! But hurry up because there are only two left!!!

Good news keep coming this summer!!! Two more of my layouts are being published in "Scrapbook news and review" in July's issue!!! I am SO happy and honored that they like my work! Thank you SNR staff!

With this layout I am also entering the challenge at "Scrap that baby" where the prompt is summer fun!

Happy summer everyone and thanks for visiting my blog!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 15th Challenge OUAS!

                                 Hi there everyone!

I am posting today the new challlenge over at "Once Upon A Sketch"...I know it's a bit late but as most of you know I am on vacation until the end of July so I don't surf in the net much! My first layout for OUAS will be reveald in August!

Journalling Criteria : your journalling has to be a quote (handwritten, printed, rub on etc. ). As an option you can include journalling in the lines on sketch but this is not necessary.


Manor House Creations is a brand new Australian company specialising in wholesale scrapbooking and craft flowers. Our flowers are expically made with scrapbookers in mind and are of the highest possible quality, but also provide good value with more in the pack for a similar or better price than current products on the market.

We are also the Australian distributor for The ScrapCake, a polish company who boast the talented designers, Karola Witczak and Kinga Spiczko.

We hope you will love and embrace our new company and products as much as we do. If you would like to purchase our products, please contact your local or online store and request that they stock them.

And of course....

Imaginarium designs, is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.

Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to and you can purchase this amazing chipboard at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsor Imaginarium Designs. We couldn't do this without your support.

Lastly our 3rd prize for our RANDOMLY CHOSEN winner. This prize will go to one lucky person that is chosen using as we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here to play along, no matter what your skill level!

A Pink Paislee Queen Bee collection pack, which includes: 8 12x12 patterned papers, 2 die cut papers, 1 flip notes paper pad, 1 ribbon pleats pack, 1 borderlines rub ons pack, 1 press ons pack, 1 punch outs pack, 1 bella brads pack, 1 alphabet pack.

We are all anticipating your entries and CANNOT wait to see what you come up with!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Exciting news!!!

Hello from Samos!

I have some really exciting news to share with you! I was asked by Nadia Cannizo to be a part of her DREAM designing team for her challenge blog “Once Upon A Sketch”!!! It is a great honor for me and I want to say a BIG thank you to Nadia for choosing me! She is a wonderful person and one of the most talented scrappers in the scrapbooking world! OUAS is a sketch and journaling challenge blog that has a great appeal to people all over the world with over 80 entries every15 days! I am very excited and I can’t wait to get started! The other ladies of the DT are very nice and I feel like I belong to a family! It is really great being on board and I will do my best!

Thank you all for your love and support!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy summer!!!

             Hello everyone!!!

With this simple card,  I would like to wish you all a happy summer and happy summer vacation!!! I am on Samos island at the moment and enjoying the crystal waters and bright sun! I am not surfing in the internet a lot since I prefer surfing on the waves..LOL!!!

Everything you need to make this card, is included in this kit from "Enjoy Scrapping"which is packed with awesome summer, bright and fun stuff!!! You can buy it here!!!

So...this is my personal paradise!!!!

I'll see you around!!!
Have fun!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

#127 "Story time" *The Scrappiest*

Hello everyone!
 There is a new sketch this week at "The Scrappiest" by Liz Chidester!

 The sponsor for July is "Burlap and Buttercups"
"How do I win?", you may ask.
Simply complete any or all of the sketches posted during the month of July. Make sure you add your entries to the appropriate Mr. Linky at the bottom of each sketch post by July 31st.

I decided to use Basic Grey papers "Sweet threads". I know it looks a bit "heavy" but I liked that paper and I wanted  to use it! This layout is about Nefeli and her favorite story "Peter Pan"!

I have used a lot of stickles on the flower petals to give sparkle , glossy accents on the letters to make them shine and I made the fuchsia flower by myself!  

With this layout, I am entering the challenge at "Scrap That Baby" :
This prompt is all about STORYTIME! 
 It can be about trips to the library, a favorite book or that special snuggle time sharing a good book.

I have entered their VERY inspiring prompts twice and I was picked both times as their favorite so, I would like to say a BIG thank you for that!

Have a nice day and happy scrapping!

Purple Pumpkin GIVEAWAY!!

HUGE Purple Pumpkin GIVEAWAY!!

We are having a HUGE GIVEAWAY to celebrate our first birthday, with not one, not two, but FOUR PRIZES up for grabs! First prize will be a $50 VOUCHER to spend in the next sale. Second prize will be a $25 voucher, third prize will be a $15 voucher, and fourth prize will be a $10 voucher.

The winners will be drawn on the 22nd of July - just before the next sale!

So, head on over their blog and see what you have to do!!! 
Have a nice day! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Hope" Bird is the word.

Hello! Happy 4th of July to my friends from the USA!!!

There is a new word for you to use on your projects at "Bird is the word"!!! 

You can do a LO, card, or any altered item as long as you incorporate the word to your project. The winner will receive a fabulous kit from our sponsor TIDBITZ IN TIME. Submission will close at midnight Central Time 7/31. Pls. follow the link to the website and attach your project on the sidebar following the link HERE.
There is also a  beautiful sketch you can follow by Nadia Cannizzo but this is optional,

I decided to make a card this time,

I have used Webster's pages "Wonderfall" collection.
 I was inspired by this sketch from "Card patterns" 

I can't wait to see your creations using this word!
Have a nice day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbooking in Greece Guest Designer & a new DT position!!!

Hello my scrapping friends!

I have two reasons to be SUPER excited!!! One reason  is that Elina Koutsouradi asked me to be the guest designer for July at the Greek challenge blog "Scrapbooking in Greece" ! Elina is a very talented scrapbooker who has created a ning site to host all Greek scrapbookers and I would  like to say thank you for that! The second HUGE reason is that Lena Makri, owner of the Greek on line scrapbooking shop "Enjoy Scrapping", asked me to be the permanent designer for her kits!!! How exciting is that? Woohoo!!! She will also have guest designers at times.Check out the announcement here!
Thank you both Ladies for that great honor! I appreciate it!

So, I combined those two designing positions and I made a layout for Elina's challenge blog, using Lena's yummy summer kit and other products from "Enjoy Scrapping"!!!
This is what I made based on a sketch by Michelle Fowler.:

The tutorial I made for "Scrapbooking in Greece"
is how to create that 3D effect on your circle embellishments!

The next photos are not so good but you can see the glossy accents on the paper, bubbles and waves! 

Please make sure you visit "Scrapbooking in Greece" and participate in the challenge because there will be two winners in the end of the month, who will win that bright and fun summer collection from "Enjoy Scrapping"!!!

 The summer kit I used, is filled with lovely bright papers, summer-beach stickers, awesome die cuts! You can do so many projects with all that stuff! Here are a few photos of the kit!

or you can watch the VIDEO here!

And some of the extra products I used are the Fiskars punch:

The white dabber:

The sew easy (I love it)

And glossy accents which can be used on the bubbles to make them look like real water!!!

P.S. Many Girls have asked me what machine do I use and the answer is...
The lovely Big-shot by Sizzix which can cut thick chipboard, fabric, felt and many more materials like butter! The good news is that you can find it in a super deal at "Enjoy Scrapping" with only 79 euro!!! Hurry up because there are not many...

Thanks for visiting!!!
I am sorry for the long post, I hope you enjoyed it!
Have a nice, creative weekend!