Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Sweet model" for OUAS, GC, MCS challenges




Hello everyone!

I stayed up late one night (2 am) and finished a layout in order to participate in a few challenges...I just couldn't resist that beautiful sketch by Nadia Cannizzo made for OUAS! I missed the last one and I was SO sad...free time lately is like a dream come true...lol 
With that layout I am also entering the challenge at Get Creative for using tags as an embellishment and the challenge at MCS for playing with punches! 





The photos of Nefeli are not so bold in real life but I only know how to press the "auto fix" button in Photoshop elements...lol...I have used Webster's pages "Sweet season" and I was inspired by an old layout of Nadia's where her lovely daughters were eating lollipops!!! Nefeli is only 7 or 8 months old in these photos and I used the left one to make her baptism invitation! She was my sweet model that summer day...








Thanks for visiting and for leaving the sweetest comments!
Have a nice sweet day!!! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Gone fishing" #126**The Scrappiest**


Ok ladies...now that's what I call a challenge! Sketch #126 gave me a hard time...I decided to do (as usual) what first came into my mind when I saw it...and that was a sailing boat..LOL..apparently, Lynette Jacobs who is in the design team with me at "The Scrappiest" , had the same thought! Isn't that funny? As Liz (the owner) said, "it is so intriguing what some creative minds see and others don't"...Well, I would LOVE to see what you will come up with using that sketch!!! I am really curious!!!


 That's my "unusual" take...lol It is not something I would usually make but I hate to say no to a good challenge!





I used papers from the "Rusted sun" collection by Fancy Pants and the sea shells as well as the starfish are collected by me from the beach in Samos island!!! Oh and the photo is also taken while I was fishing with my dad in front of our house in Samos!!! We always come out with our bucket full of fishes!!! (ok...small ones...haha)

Have a nice day!!! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Graduation"**The Scrappiest"#125

Hi there everyone!
I don't often make multi photo layouts, but that sketch #125 by Liz Chidester for "The Scrappiest", is exactly what one needs to get started!!! It REALLY helped me and inspired me to use so many photos! 

You should also check the lovely layouts the rest of the DT  has made!



That layout is dedicated to my sister in law who is now officially a Civil engineer! I was working that day so I am not in those photos but my girls and my DH are!!!(down left corner)..don't they look alike a lot?


I have used "Sweet threads" by Basic Grey, and a medium sized doily for the masking!
The glimmer mists I used are:
and
which is out of stock but you can find it in the kit at Enjoy Scrapping!
Here are some close up picks for you to see those gorgeous mist colors!!!






Thanks for looking!!!
Hugs!!!
xoxoxo 


Monday, June 20, 2011

"Admire" **BITW** & The Nook.


Hello my blog friends!

A new word is up at "Bird is the word" that you can use as your title or in your journaling!
Admire/Admires...etc
To get more inspiration, please visit BITW to see the fabulous layouts the DT has made!!!
And here is how I used that word for the person I admire most in my life for being the lovely caring person she is and for being a second mother to me...my grandmother "Ioanna"!!!



I used the "Portrait" collection by Crate paper which was perfect for that vintage photo!!!
Here are some close ups!






I used that lovely sketch, provided by Nadia Cannizzo for the June sketch challenge at  the Nook!

If you enter this challenge, you could win a yummy prize from Nadia and also become a guest designer for next month's sketch challenge!!!

Thank you for visiting! Have a nice, creative week!!!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Favorite toys" #124 **The Scrappiest**& STB!


Hello my friends!

A new sketch #124  is up at "The Scrappiest"!
Visit the blog to see what the DT has created to get those juices flowing! 
Mine have stopped for a while but hopefully they'll come back...

I am also entering June's prompt #30 at "Scrap That Baby" where you have to scrap their favorite toys!
Thanks for the inspiration ladies! 


And here is my take on that sketch:


Here are some close ups where you will see that I have hand stitched using that awesome tool!








Everything I used are random pieces from my stash,
except for the papers with Tiger & Winnie which you can find at "Enjoy Scrapping"!

A HUGE thank you, to all of you lovely people who have congratulated me and have left me a nice comment! I appreciate it VERY much! As you can see, I have put some tabs on the top of my blog which I will update every time I achieve something in the scrap world and I will stop posting. I feel that I've been bragging quite often lately LOL so enough of that. I was very excited because everything happened so quickly…. So I will just announce any DT or GDT positions from now on.

Thanks for listening,
Have a nice day!
Love your way!
xoxoxo

Monday, June 6, 2011

"An amazing journey"**BITW** & I'm being published!!!


Hello everyone!

The new word for you to use in your projects, in order to win a fabulous kit from "Tidbitz in time" is:
Amaze/Amazing
So head on over "Bird Is The Word" challenge blog to get inspired by the AMAZING projects my fellow DT members have created!!!!

Here is my take.....


And the close ups.....





I am also entering the Sketch challenge at "MCS" so this layout was based on a sketch by Michelle Fowler!




And some good news!!!
I have seen in many blogs and galleries that some layouts were out for publication...I was wondering what one has to do to get published so I googled "Scrapbboking magazines" and I visited just one of them "Scrapbook news and review" to see how it's working! I made an application for 6-7 layouts and then I got bored 'cause you have to give a list of all the stuff you have used...I thought.."ok..that's enough..they won't choose me anyway so why bother?"...but after several days I got an email which said "It’s our pleasure to inform you that the following project(s) has been accepted for publication in our next issue, Volume #4, Issue #6:



Adore
Chocolate Lover
Miracle
Fairies
Bouquet of rose kisses"

Wow...I really NEVER expected that one....It is an on-line magazine where you have to pay subscription to read it! Well, I will surely pay for the next issue!!! LOLOLOL....haha

Thank for visiting my blog!
Have a nice day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"You make me smile" #122**The Scrappiest**


Hello Ladies! (& maybe gents?)

June is here so summer is here as well and I am SO happy!!! Have a nice creative month!
Sketch #122 is up on "The Scrappiest" by Liz and let me tell you that the rest of the DT has rocked that one!!! I used my present from Fancy Pants "it's the little things" collection, which I loved!!!








I hope you'll be inspired by that wonderful sketch and participate to this challenge!
You have until the 30th of June!!! 

Thanks for coming by!
Have a nice day!
xoxo

p.s. A few TOOTS!!!

I won at "Get Creative" !!!!!! YOOHOOOO!!!!!
Thank you so much for that honor!!!! What a nice way to begin June!!!

I was also a fav. at "Scrapbookers Anonymous"!!!!
YEAH!!!! Thank you !!! I am so happy!!!