Thursday, March 29, 2012

Layouts for *Enjoy Scrapping*

Hello my friends!
Today I will share with you a few more layouts that I made using the kit "Be amazing" from "Enjoy Scrapping" and there are still a lot of leftovers!!!!

And this is my layout...Love skiing!!!!

Materials used:

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Letters: American Crafts
Die cut stickers: My Mind's Eye
Buttons: My Mind's Eye
Bird transparency: Maya Road
Masks/stencils: Crafter's Workshop
Mists: Tattered Angels
Punch: Martha Stewart

and another one called "Celebrate"

I went wild with misting, stamping, heat embossing on this one!!! I really enjoyed the process!!!

 Materials used:

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Die cut stickers: My Mind's Eye
Stamps & Buttons: My Mind's Eye
Masks/stencils: Crafter's Workshop
Mists: Tattered Angels
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing powder: Ranger

I hope I have inspired you in some way!!!
Enjoy scrapping!!!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Slide *My Creative Sketches*

Hello my friends! How are you today?
 I am down with a flu but that doesn't stop my creativity...I guess nothing can stop me LOL!!!

 Since I will be guest designer for "My Creative Scrapbook" kit club in April (woohoo), I was asked to also guest design for their challenge blog "My Creative Sketches". And I did get creative by playing with mists and my Sew Easy to make the background! I took a few photos during the process and I will share them with you! This is the fantastic sketch by Kim Keane!!!

I used 3 colors of Tattered Angel's glimmer mist sunflower,oriental poppy & bahama blue. I used a doily as a mask and strips of paper from the bottom of each 12*12 paper that we usually throw away!

Then I took my scallop sew easy tool and outlined the scallops of the doily!

I cut scalloped patterned paper using my big shot mashine!

Finally, I placed my photo and started the fun...embellishing!

And here is the finished layout...I didn't add a lot of stuff because there are too many colors already and it would seem too loaded! I hope you like it!!

Some close ups!

Materials used:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Crate paper
Stickers: Crate paper, Echo Park
Flowers: Prima
Buttons: Purple Pumpkin & Lil Red Rocket
Stitching: Sew Easy (We are memory keepers)
Mist: Tattered Angels

I am waiting to see your gorgeous projects so you can get a chance to win this yummy prize!!!

Have a nice day!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Once Upon A...Sketch March 15th.

March 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria:   Finish this line "I miss...". 
 Tell us about someone you are missing right now and why. Your journalling can be as long or as little as you like, but we want to hear all about someone you are missing!

Ideas for journalling: missing time alone with your partner, missing your old self, missing your children because they are off to school, university or living away from you, missing your children being young, missing a friend you have not seen in a while, someone in another country, someone that has passed away, a mentor whose advice you could use, a relative you wish you lived closer to, someone you regret having an argument with, missing a pet

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 
YOU MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..

Good luck everyone!!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the bottom of this post using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight March 31stAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

You bring sunshine *Enjoy Scrapping*

Hello my friends!
Happy woman's day!!!!!
 As you can see I have been busy...the next few months will be SOOO creative!!!
I am just happy I feel better emotionally and I feel creative! If only I had more free time..If only I could be a "Stay at home mum"...LOL!!!

This is a layout I created for our favorite Greek online shop "Enjoy Scrapping"!!! Make sure to stop by their blog because they have a yummy giveaway especially for woman's day! *unfortunately this does not apply to international scrappers*.

I used the kit "Be Amazing" that features the FANTASTIC My Mind's Eye papers! I am in LOVE with ALL their new collections!!! This one is supposed to be mostly for boys but as you know, I have two little girls!! That did not bother me at all, since the papers are so versatile!!

So, here is a layout with my precious little sweet face Ioli!!!!

Everything I have used is included in the kit except the twine/string on the buttons. Even the yellow glimmer mist is part of the kit! Unfortunately it was sold out within just a few you must be quick each time a new kit is available!! Don't forget to check your email notifications and facebook!!
 Here is a photo of the kit:

Materials used:

Paper: My Mind's Eye
Die cuts: MME
Buttons: MME
Bling: MME
Mist: Tattered Angels
Transparent bird: Maya Road

Sketch from Scrapfit which I rotated:

I hope you like it! It is one of my favorites!!!
 I just love the colors! It was a change for me because I usually use girly colors!!!
Have a nice day!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Angel *Scrap for help*

Hello friends!!!

Ok....and now from clean & simple (my last post) to a shabby chic,vintage,loaded layout...hahahaha
Sorry for the dark photo but the weather is rainy!
This is my layout for "Scrap for Help" where you have to use corugated board! I used it to make my big butterfly!!!

The chandelier is heat embossed with copper powder!

The bird is painted with crackle paint and distressed with walnut stain ink!

Materials used

Paper: Kaisercraft
Flowers: Prima, Petaloo, I am roses
Letters: American Crafts
Chipboard: Sfragidomania, sizzix die
Distress inks: Ranger
Crackle paint: Ranger
Bling: Prima
Sticker: Kaisercraft

Sketch by Frosted designs:

For more inspiration, please visit Scrap for help! The DT has done amzing projects! 
Our GDT this month is one of my favorite scrappers Belinda Spencer!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!
Have a nice day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Remember *Get Creative*

Hello wonderful friends!!!
Thank you SOOOO much for all the love you left me at my last post!!! You make my day each time and keep me going!!! Thank you, I appreciate it more than you know!!!

I went to a crop this Saturday and I had a real blast with my gorgeous scrappy friends!!! So much laughter and fun!!!(and  Well...they also made fun of ME...LOLOL...they said that it is impossible for me to create a clean and simple layout...I don't blame them..they are right..LOLOL...this layout is the simplest you will ever see from me..hahaha...and although it looks simple, it has misting, masking, stitching, layering, ruffles, crochet,ribbon...I love texture!!!! I couldn't even let the chipboard raw..hahaha..I added some stickles;)))

This is for the challenge over at "Get Creative" where we had to use these colors:

And the fantastic sketch by my very talented friend "Melenia"

Materials used:

Paper: (sorry, I don't remember..I will edit that later) the stripes are Webster's pages
Chipboard title and embellishments: Imaginarium Designs
Buttons & doily: Purple Pumpkin
Flower: Webster's pages
Mask: Crafter's workshop
Mists: Tattered Angels & Maya Road
Stitching: Sew Easy tool scallop
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger

 Imaginarium Designs used:

Thanks for visiting!
 Have a nice week!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Great news!!! Berry 71 Bleu Design Team & more!

Hello my friends!!!

I wish to all of you that March will be a wonderful & creative month!
It will sure be for me!!! The day is longer now that spring has arrived and my mood is so much better!
 I feel the need to scrap again!!! I had lost that for a while!

And the good news have come to make me even happier!
I made it to Berry 71 Bleu Design Team!!! I am so happy and excited because I am SERIOUSLY in love with the GORGEOUS tags Marivic Clifton makes!!! They are the definition of "Shabby chic" which I love and they are made with such detail and yummy embellies! Thank you Marivic for the great honor!!

I'll give you a taste!!!


 I am telling you, if you see them in real life, they are even better! I was a guest designer for Berry71bleu in September and her tags really impressed I did not let the chance go by!
You can find this treasure at her ETSY Shop here----> Berry71bleu


More news...

Another great accomplishment is that my latest layout "Creativity" is travelling to Australia as we speak to be photographed and published to Scrapbooking Memories magazine!!! It is the 4th one that I send!
 I just can't wait to get the magazines in my hands...I think I will sleep with the 1st one that night..hahaha LOLOL!!!

Further more, I will be guest designing for "My Creative Scrapbook" kit club for April and I am waiting for my goodies to arrive so I can srap like crazy! hehe!! After that I will receive my guest designing kit pack from Purple Pumpkin also!!! I am SOOO excited!!! I will be SUPER busy for the next few months, but I will enjoy every moment!!!

Thank you everyone for showing me your love and support through your comments! It really means a lot to me!!! It keeps me going...KWIM??? You are all wonderful people and I am so happy and blessed to have met you even through something impersonal like the internet!!!
God Bless you!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Creativity" - *Once Upon A...Sketch March 1st*

March 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/Theme:
All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

Ideas for journallingbeing a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You MUST combine our journalling criteria with this sketch..

And my take on the sketch...

As you might have noticed, I haven't followed the sketch 100% but the sketch is always given to inspire you!

I have used lots of Imaginarium designs on this:

I have either painted them with acrylic paints or with glimmer glam!

A few close ups...

Materials used:

Flowers: Webster's pages, Prima, Petaloo
Sticker Letters: Websters pages
Chipboard letters and embellishments: Imaginarium Designs
Glimmer mist & Glimmer glam: Tattered Angels
Bling: Websters pages
Resin window: Prima
Stitching: Sew easy
Acrylic paint: Ranger dabbers

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for April? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge. As well as being our Guest Designer, as chosen by our Design team, you will also receive this GORGEOUS kit from Berry71Bleu 's etsy shop....

Papers from GCD (sweet surrender collection), Journal, Lace trims, Fab Scraps metal embellishments, vial of silver glitter, set of clear stamps from 7 gypsies, Tag from Berry71bleu, paper flowers, prima flowers, Rhinestone vintage-style pendants,sequined picks, butterfly, adhesive faux pearl, glittered skeleton key ornament

Lastly we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here at Once Upon A..Sketch to play along with us NO MATTER your skill level or scrapbooking style. SO we have 2 prizes us for grabs for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people.

Firstly, another prize from our ongoing sponsor Berry71Bleu. One randomly chosen entry will receive this GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive..

Our second prize for one RANDOMLY chosen person will be 2 paper collections from FeatureArt...

Good luck everyone!!