Friday, August 31, 2012

ScrapThat! September Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapThat! September Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

We are super excited to bring you our AMAZING September Kit featuring the yummy
"Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Collection"

This kit is chock full of gorgeous goodies that is sure to knock your socks off!!!! Just for starters think ribbon, ZVA Bling, Dusty Attic and Prima and ZVA Flowers and much much more.
So without further ado....introducing our
September Kit Reveal
"Victorian Dream"
Main Kit $39.99
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf
1 ea Graphic45, A Ladies' Diary, Alphabet Stickers
1 ea ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 ea Dusty Attic - Chipboard, Wire Dress Form
1 ea Tim Holtz, Pen Nib
2 ea Paper and Present (Etsy), 4" Doilies
2 ea Wild Orchid, Large Skeleton Leaves, Bronze
2 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, Long Leaves
3 ea Petaloo, FloraDoodles Flowers, Cream
6 ea Feathers
6 ea IAMROSES, Flowers
1 Pkg ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 Length Sinamay 3" Ribbon
1 Length Organza w/Satin Edge (non-wired) ribbon
1 Length Tim Holtz, Film Strip Ribbon
1 Length Red Heart, Super Bulky Wool, Pheasant
1 Length Tulle, white
1 Length Metallic Stretch Cord, Gold

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Prima, Allegra Biscuit flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Say it in Crystals
1 Pkg Petaloo, Chipboard Deco Frames
1 ea Organza String Pouch, Bronze
1 Length Wild Orchid, Pearl String

Flower Add-On $12.99
NOTE: The Paper Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Zva, Flower with Leaves
1 Pkg Prima, Manette Flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Avon Rose Printery Flower

Paper Add-On $9.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf

 Two of my projects.

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, complete the form on the link below:
We also have our September  Sketch Challenge Posted
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by September 15th

My take on the sketch.
Our Blog Hop features 10 fantastic blogs from our Design Team
To qualify for this month's Prize you must complete the following:
* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each Designer has created using this month's kit and sketch (comments are very much appreciated)
* Each Designer's blog hop post will feature a word, to make up a secret sentence, collect these words along the way and follow the directions provided in ScrapThat!'s forum when you are all finished.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog
* The last stop on our Blog Hop is our Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the Blog Hop Instructions
The Blog Hop ends September 2nd 12AM CST
Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog
If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
due to Customs clearance,  International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ScrapThat! September Sneak Peeks

Holiday Season *Heartfelt Creations*

I love summer but I'm ready for a change of seasons!
 I struggle with reds so this was a nice challenge for me. Papers are from Alpine Frost by SEI.

I stamped and cut this sentiment with a Labels 4 die. I used a combination of brown and red Distress Inks to accent the edges.

I Googled "red bird" to find inspiration for coloring these birds. I'm always amazed at the variety of species in the animal kingdom!

My poinsettia didn't quite turn out the way I wanted. Guess I'll have to try again!!! :) Again, I used a variety of Distress Inks to color the edges. I think I used Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye. I absolutely LOVE the green tint in Old Paper.

I love the huge Decorative Lace Die. It's fun to cut up and use among multiple projects.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for some serious eye candy!

HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3490 Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Die
393386 Labels 4 Die
376183 Labels 2 Die
Prismacolor Pencil Set 120 pc.

Paper from Alpine Frost be SEI. Distress Inks. Ribbon. White cardstock base by American Crafts.

Cut a background pattern paper and mat to fit a 6x6 inch card. Choose a complementary piece to fit through the center of the card and mat. Cut a piece cardstock with the Decorative Lace Die. Fit to the front. Add two strips of ribbon and set aside. Stamp, color, and die cut the Holiday Mail image. Stamp, color, and die cut the Brookside Manor bird. Stamp and die cut the sentiment. Use the dies as a template for inking the edges with Distress Inks. Use a variety of colors for effect. Use the same Labels 2 Die to cut a mat for the Holiday Mail image. Lay the die on a piece of cardstock, use a pencil to trace the outside edge and cut with scissors. Adhere the Holiday Mail image to the mat and fix to the card front. Layer on the sentiment- I used foam adhesive. Finish with a bow and the Brookside Manor bird. Attach the card front to a 6x6 top fold card base.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Milk Carton Treat Box *Heartfelt Creations*

Aren't the colors in this paper collection DIVINE! I love the whole stack! This is a milk carton treat box, made entirely from HC cardstock. It's perfect for Holiday treats.

I made this video last winter.

HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCPC 3493 Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die

OTHER: Trimmer, bone folder, button, twine, binder clip, ribbon.

Choose a 7x11 piece of cardstock for the base and score at 2", 5" and 6 1/2" on the short side of the cardstockTurn the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10" on the long side of the cardstock. Position the cardstock with the long side closest to you. Now cut on vertical scores lines closest to you ( 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10") up to the first horizontal score lines. Cut part of the 1" scored strip on the left hand side, leaving only the 3" piece to create a glue tab for the sides of the box. At the top of the box, cut the third panel from the left of the 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles off. This will be the spout. On the remaining three 1/2" x 2 1/2" panels, use a bone folder and trimmer track/scoring board to add a score down the middle of each panel. Use the ruler and bone folder to add diagonal score lines to the box as shown in the video. Use a bone folder to pre-fold all score lines, including the diagonal ones. Add glue to your glue tab. Adhere the glue tab inside to the opposite wall to form the box. Fold the bottom of the box and secure with glue to close the box. Add glue to the back half of the 1/2" panels at the top to hold the milk carton closed. Choose a decorate paper for the sides of the box. Cut to fit, ink and mat. Adhere to all four sides. Stamp, cut and ink the edges of the sentiment. Die cut the Decorative Metal Fixture. Fix the sentiment inside the Fixture and adhere to box. Attach a binder clip to the top of the box and add a bow. Finish with a button and twine.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Your Birthday *Heartfelt Creations*

At first, I thought this was done.
I couldn't stop staring at all that white space. Don't get me wrong. I love white space! But this is awkward.

So, I filled it in with some birds.
I was inspired by this sketch by Iwona. Papers are from Lost and Found Two "Sunshine" by My Mind's Eye.

I love the little banner trend! I colored everything with Prismacolor pencils.

Flowers are an assortment of daisies and little posies. Most were stamped on white cardstock and then Glimmer Misted.

These birds are from the Brookside Manor PreCut Set.

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to stop by the HC Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.


OTHER: Paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. Vintage Photo, Old Paper, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks. Archival black ink. Cuttlebug. Wheatfields and Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mists. Fiskars border punch. The Paper Studio corner punch. Micron pen. Zva gold bling. Stampamajig.

Card is 6 x 6 inches. Cut a background piece to fit, ink the edges and mat to green and brown cardstocks. Use a Micron pen to draw a border. Cut a piece of stamping cardstock to fit the width of the card. Stamp the Pumpkin Harvest and Days Gone By images. Use a Stampamajig to position just right. Stamp another Pumpkin Harvest image on a separate piece of cardstock. Color all images. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo, Old Paper, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks. Fussy cut the second Pumpkin Harvest image and layer. Stamp, cut, and ink the sentiment. Layer on the colored images. Cut a decorative border and attach. Stamp, cut and Glimmer Mist an assortment of daisies and posies. Stamp and cut leaves. Layer with gold bling. Add a green corner piece. Stamp, color, cut and attach the birds. Attach to 6 inch folded card base.

Just for You *Stuck On U Sketches*

We have a new sketch challenge for you today over at Stuck On U Sketches. Be sure to go over, check out the DT inspiration, and play along!

Papers are from Gathering by Authentique. I used my Cricut to cut the hexagons.

The orange ribbon is Crate Paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Altered Clipboard *ScrapThat! August Kit*

I used the August Kit "Once Upon a Dream" from ScrapThat! to make this clipboard. The little cards with the clips can be pulled out of the pocket for notes. The black piece at the bottom is chipboard painted with Martha Stewart chalkboard paint- excellent for quick notes.

This clipboard is hanging in my kitchen and has been excellent for noting weekly appts and I've stashed a few important coupons in the pocket so I don't forget about them.

The fun tulle is from the kit. The button and tape are from my stash.

The border punch is Fiskars Sunburst. The gate and butterfly dies are from Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations. The flower die cut is from my stash. 

The cream lace is from the kit and the green lace is from my stash.

Roses from the kit. Twine from my stash.

A variety of roses from the kit and my stash. The large flower with the teal base is accented with white acrylic paint. The chipboard butterfly, leaves, die cut, and gauze are from the kit.

Check out my video for step by step creation.

Thanks for stopping by!