Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"My 2 little angels" - Berry71Bleu

Hello Everyone!

This is my DT layout for Berry71bleu this month!

I decided to follow Cathy's challenge which required wings in your project and this tag was perfect for it!!!
These are my 2 little Angels...Nefeli & Ioli.

Some Purple Pumpkin in there too ;)) Ticket and heart button!

Scrapmatts Chipboards were kind enough to send some lovely products to all the B71B DT!!!!
Aren't these angels lovely???

Materials used:
Papers: Fancy Pants
Stickers: Echo Park
Letters: American Crafts
Chipboard: Scrapmatts
Ticket, button: Purple Pumpkin
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop
Mist: Studio Calico

You still have time to enter our challenge but you must be quick!!!
Look at what you could win!!!

Thank you all for visiting!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Live, love, laugh"

Now, this is a layout that I made "just because" I felt inspired...LOL
No challenge, no DT commitment! Yeap, ok, I have actually used an absolute must have Purple Pumpkin spotty button!!! But it seams lately, that I can't create a page without PP embellies!!! Since I 1st saw them, I was hooked! They give such a special lift and personality to a project!

So here is a layout I made for Ioli's 3rd Birthday in June!

Can you see the GREAT effect that crackle paint creates???

Materials used:
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants
Stamps: Glitz
Button: Purple Pumpkin
Crackle & acrylic paint: Ranger
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Stazon

Purple Pumpkin
 Don't forget that we have a fun recipe challenge this month over at Purple Pumpkin blog!

We want to see the following ingredients somewhere on your page...
  1. Paint
  2. Use a Button
  3. Add some twine
  4. Include some fussy cutting
  5. Spray ink
  6. A flower
  7. A doily
  8. Use two different alphas for your title
You have until the end of the month to complete this Recipe Challenge and link it up in our sidebar by midnight 31 August 2012. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.


Hey...are you still here??? LOL!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer and latte - GDT Studio 75

Hello again!!

This is the second layout that I made as a guest designer for Studio 75 papers!!! I love them!!!
I had really fun making this layout! The star fishes and sea shells were hand picked from the beach!!!
Thank you again Aneta for this opportunity!!

For my layout I was inspired by:

  • stars (does the star fish count??LOL)
  • something translucent(the small glass pearls)
  • wet medium(glimmer mist)
  • something grainy (distress embossing powder)
  • gauze
  • Document a beach trip 
  • Use the first stanza of William Blake's poem as a jumping off point for your journaling:
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
Summer & latte

These beautiful chipboard pieces are Scrapmatts!!!

Studio 75 products used:

Materials used:
Papers & title: Studio 75
Chipboard: Scrapmatts
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels
Lace: Prima
Distress Embossing powders: Ranger

Thank you for visiting!
I'll see you soon!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Exciting news & publications!!!

Hello my friends and followers!

I am warning you, this is a totally "bragging" post..LOL
Well, we all need a little bit of that too right???

So...here it goes....

Purple Pumpkin

I am super excited to announce that I am the new DT coordinator for Purple Pumpkin!!!
WOOHOO!!! I feel really blessed because these handmade embellies are a big love of mine and I tend to use them on every single layout I make!!! I was thrilled when I joined the DT so you can imagine how I feel now! Thank you Samantha! You know that I'll do my best!!!

Having said that, I would like you all to know that we have a "Facebook Monthly Contest" going on! 
 We'd love to see you sharing your layouts featuring PP on our FACEBOOK PAGE, and the design team will be choosing their favourite each month to win a prize!!

Besides that, we have a sketch challenge every month but August was PP's birthday so we are currently having a recipe challenge! Check it out HERE! You still have plenty of time!
 And the good thing is that you can play along even without using PP products!
 Read the rules HERE!

Visit Purple Pumpkin shop any time HERE.

And if you like washi tape (I am sure you do) there is a giveaway!!!

Scrapbook Magazine U.K.

I got a mail a few months ago by a lovely lady "Lindsey Hopkins" who is the Editor of "Scrapbook Magazine" telling me she would like to announce in October's issue that I am their new design team member!!!! Believe me...I never expected that one coming!!! She saw my work when I applied for the magazine and the above was her reply! So keep an eye out for me in October! 4 or 5 layouts of mine will be in there with instructions and there will also be an interview!!! OMG! How exciting is that???

Scrapbooking Memories

I have already sent 8 layouts to their office in Australia to be photographed in their studio and you'll be seeing my work in the upcoming issues!! Two of them have already been published and two more will be in Vol 15 No. 2 (on sale 31/10/2012)
Thank you Vanessa Cavasinni (Assistant Editor) 

Scrapbook News and Review

I was chosen as a featured Artist at "Scrapbook News & Review" on line magazine back in June!
Thank you Eric McKenna (Executive Editor) for that honor!

And some features...

CSI #31:

Creative Scrappers #218


Well, that's it for now!
 My vanity and self esteem are satisfied...lol

Thank you all for being such good friends and support my scrapbooking journey!
I am surely enjoying the ride!
Hugs and kisses to all!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Kalami" - Guest Designer for "Studio 75"!!!!!!

Hello my friends!

I am really excited and lucky to be asked to Guest design for a new paper company in Poland called "Studio 75" !!!
Aneta, the owner, was kind enough to send me their collection "Summer & latte"!
They are really great quality, very thick and the colors and patterns are so beautiful and easy to work with!!!

Based on the sketch by "Creative Scrappers #219"

And this is the layout I made using some lovely photos of my DDs from our summer vacation in Kalami/Samos!

Well...as usual, You can see a few Purple Pumpkin gorgeous flowery buttons in there!!!

This GORGEOUS butterfly is from Scrapmatts as all of the butterflies in the layout!!! (thank you Sofia:))

As you can see in the background, I have used the big butterfly as a mask!!!

Studio 75 products used:

Materials used: 
Paper: Studio 75
Flowers: Prima, Petaloo
Buttons: Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard: Scrapmatts
Bling: Prima
Glimmer mists: Tattered Angels (Bahama blue)my favorite!!
Rosettes die: Sizzix
Stamps: Sassafrass, magnoglia, Basic grey

I really hope you liked it! It is one of my favorites!
 I was really inspired by the beautiful papers and I urge you to try them out!!
 They are wonderful!
More projects are coming up in the next few weeks!!!

Happy Scrapping everyone!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Checklist" - OUAS & CSI challenges

Hello again!

I decided to combine two GREAT challenges  which happen to work really good together at the moment!
I love these two challenge blogs because they urge you to do some journaling on your pages which I think is very important to scrapbooking! It is all about preserving our memories and the story behind the photos right???
So I am using sweet Nadia's sketch from "Once Upon A Sketch" and the theme "Summer".

And I am using the colors from "CSI" 

Color: I have used all of the colors plus a little orange which does not cover more than 10% of my layout.
  • wood/woodgrain (wooden ice cream & heart)
  • liquid medium (paint, mist, etc.)
  • distressing
  • Use repetition of an element.(circles,flowers, pom-pom,stamps)
  • circles 
  • Use a solid background 
  • Include parallel lines (The pom-pom trims).
  • Document a vacation.
  • Inspiration Words: vacation -- use these as inspiration for your journaling
And this is my take! 
It is my DD Nefeli and Lena's (my friend) DS Nicolas in Samos last year!

This Purple Pumpkin button was a perfect match for this layout!

The cutest little Purple Pumpkin pirate!!!

Here you can see a few PP tickets!

I have used the "summer papers" kit from Enjoy Scrapping!

Materials used:
Papers: Echo Park (Summer papers by Enjoy Scrapping)
Flowers, pom-pom trim, bling: Prima
Buttons, tickets: Purple Pumpkin
Stamps: Glitz & (I will edit later..sorry)
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Mist: Tattered Angels
Gesso, acrylic paint: Ranger

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!
See you soon!!