Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scraptown Lady Guest Designer!


I'm so excited today to be guest designing for Scraptown Lady!  Cheryl, owner of Scraptown Lady contacted me to see if I was interested in guest designing. Of course I jumped at the opportunity!  She let me choose what papers I wanted to work with and I chose Prima Fairy Belle.  When my box arrived I was overjoyed at all of the beautiful papers and embellishments she sent me to work with!
  On background I used the Firefly sheet from Prima's Fairy Belle Collection.

Here I used a Melissa Frances resin scroll which I inked with some Tsukineko eggplant ink and some Kaisercraft Iceberg roses.

A beautiful Prima Pixie Vine Fairy Belle flower spray and rose button which I inked with some Tsukineko eggplant ink.

Tucked beneath my picture is some Wright Venice Scallop Edge Rose lace.

Here I have added a heart button which I inked with some Tsunikido pink ink.

My favorite part of Prima's papers besides the beautiful graphics is the opportunity to fussy cut.  Here I have cut some flowers from the Summer Dreams sheet and tucked them beneath my picture.  I framed the large white doily with some tulle.

Please stop by the Scraptown Lady blog here and leave me a little love and while you're there check out their store.  Cheryl recently got in some new products.  You can also like Scraptown Lady on Facebook here and view their new products here.

All of the products I have highlighted can be found in the Scraptown Lady Store here.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, July 26, 2013

Frosted Designs Quote Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Frosted Designs Quote Blog Hop - the last of our three hops!
We are so glad you could join us!!!
You should have arrived here from Frosted Designs.   

Complete a Quote project and link it up over at Frosted Designs!  Your project must contain all or part of this quote:
"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."  Author:  Laura Ingalls Wilder

 I love quotes and chose this one for our blog hop.  It makes me think of the simpler times, way back when.  I chose a picture of my mom and her brother. 

There are 7 wonderful and incredibly talented hosts that will inspire you, along with 2 awesome sponsors!!!!

 Our first sponsor is Artful Delight.

Artful Delight is a monthly scrapbooking and card kit club designed to bring you the latest and greatest scrapbook products.  Our kits are jammed packed with fabulous pattern paper, coordinating cardstock, chipboard shapes, ribbon, buttons, stickers, and so much more from manufacturers like Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Basic Grey, Tim Holtz, and Graphic 45, just to name a few. We try to keep scrappers and card makers in mind when creating our kits.  Allowing our kits to have to most versatility.  Our scrapbook kits will allow you to create at least 4-5 layouts.

Artful Delight monthly kits are offered at an amazing single monthly price , and  at 3 and 6 month subscriptions, our 6 month subscription will give you the best value. We offer shipping to the US, Canada and Internationally.  (For Canadian and International orders please email
One lucky winner will receive their choice of Artful Delight's August Scrapbook kit or card kit.

Our second sponsor is Words or Whatever.

 Words or Whatever was created as a subsidiary company to NEIL'S TIMBER SIGNS after purchasing a laser engraving machine.  Words or Whatever is run by Suzanne and Neil Webster on the lovely Central Coast of NSW.

We can cut chipboard in both 1.2mm and 1.8mm, MDF from 3mm to 25mm thick, acrylic, felt and cardstock.  We specialise in custom orders that have no minimum quantities.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with your requests.  We can also provide custom made items exclusive to individual stores at no extra charge.  Do you want something in particular?  Well just ask us!!  This means you can offer this service to your customers so they can order their children's names or individual titles for their pages.

One lucky winner will receive their choice of 15 pieces of chipboard.

So without further ado, here are the details of the blog hop!!!!

1. You need to hop to every blog on the list.
2. Leave a comment on the Frosted Designs blog telling us that you completed the hop.
3. Complete a Quote project and link it up to the inlinkz on this post!  Your project must contain all or part of this quote:
 "It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."  Author:  Laura Ingalls Wilder
The hop begins at 12:01 am, Central Standard Time on July 26, 2013 and will end at 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time on July 31, 2013.  The winners will be announced on August 1st on the Frosted Designs blog.  

In order to be eligible for the prizes above, you must hop to each of the blogs, and leave a comment on the Frosted Designs blog telling us you have done this and also submit a project! Good luck!
Some of our Designers are also giving away prizes on their blogs so you have lots of opportunities to win!!   I will be giving this prize away to one lucky winner who completes the blog hop.   If you enter a project over at Frosted Designs, please leave me a comment letting me know that you completed the blog hop and created a project and you will get two chances to win my prize.  If you are a follower please let me know and if you aren't I'd love for you to follow me.  Please put your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win my prize.  I will announce the winner of my prize on August 1st.

Your next stop on the hop is Sandee.

 If you get lost on the way here is the order of the blog hop:
Words of Whatever Facebook Page(please like) 

Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Days Like This Make Me So Happy

As I was typing this post I  realized that I haven't posted anything in almost two weeks . . . yikes!  Between being sick and dealing with day to day issues, time passes by too quickly.  I broke into my July kit from Artful Delight and created this layout using their July sketch.  I love the challenge #19, Patchwork Effect at Scrap Africa which I incorporated into my layout along with Bird Is The Word's newest word challenge - Celebrate.

I love the bright vibrant colors in the papers!

Here are a few closeups:

Believe it or not I will be back tomorrow to share another layout with you!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Beautiful Summer Day

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a layout I created for the July challenge at Berry71bleu,
"Anything Goes"!!!
  Yes, you read it right, anything goes -  create whatever YOU want to in July and link your project up for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

This month Berry71Bleu is also sponsoring CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!   Our Design Team is  joining CSI as Guest Detectives for the entire month of July.  We'll be sharing our layouts here after they go live on the CSI site each week. Join us for any one of the weekly CSI Challenges for a chance to win a $35 Gift Certificate to the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop!

My page is based on Casefile #80 at CSI. I have used the colors from The Scene -
Canteloupe Orange, Chartreuse, Pale Pink, White & Taupe.  When looking through my paper stash I came across the Songbird collection by Prima, perfect for the CSI colors!

Our July DT sponsor and Main Prize sponsor is:
Heartfelt Creations with a $30.00 Gift Certificate

I used their Vintage Floret Frame set  (die and coordinating stamp) to create the background for my picture along with a corner chipboard piece by Scrapiniec, DT sponsor for the month of July.

Here I've added lots of flowers from my stash along with two chipboard pieces from Scrapiniec.

And here are a few more closeups of my layout:

For our July challenge we also a a random winner prize:
July Random Prize:
A one-of-a-kind Berry71Bleu Handmade Tag by Marivic Clifton

A special thanks to Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard for sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Design Team, who will be sharing projects with their chipboard for the next several months.

Scrapiniec is the first Polish manufacturer of laser die-cut chipboard products for use in scrapbooking. They satisfy even the most unusual individual orders and are characterized by reliability, high quality and friendly customer service.

I hope I have inspired you with my layout!  You have until July 31 to create!  
Remember, "Anything Goes" . . . can't get any easier then that!
Check out all of the details of the July Challenge here are Berry71bleu.
Please read the Challenge Rules before linking up your projects.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Life Is A Journey, Enjoy The Ride

Happy Monday everyone! 
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge is  Ribbon, Twine and Washi Tape.  
You have to use at least two on your layout.
I did a lot of layering with paper strips and washi tape on this layout of my grandparents.  
Love this photo. ♥

Here I've added a "round" from Purple Pumpkin that has some twine threaded through the button.

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge


One lucky winner will win an online class worth $65.00
This online workshop includes direct access to the artists, all 15 projects & videos, each artists personal video tutorials, supplies lists and project photos.
Check out all of the details here and join us for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie