Saturday, January 29, 2011

Webster`s Pages Blog Hop

Hi there!
Welcome to the Webster`s Pages Blog Hop! The Fun begins -----> HERE.
Don`t forget to follow the links of the DT girls and leave a comment on each blog which will give you the chance to win a complete set of Webster`s pages new flowers....Aren`t they pretty and yummy?
Well, I want to share with you the layouts and the card I sent to Webster`s Pages to apply for the DT call.
....and as I wrote already in my previous posts, this card was especially created for Webster`s pages.
    And now a little bit about me:
  •  I can say my style of scrapbooking is whimsical, romantic and shabby chic.
  •  I am a detailed kind of scrapper. I love giving little touches to my pages.
  •  If I can only get two Webster's Pages products for a project I would choose the pattern paper and   the second product I would choose (It`s really difficult to choose only two!) are the stamps.   I love stamping and I`m so happy that Webster`s pages released these gorgeous stamp lines. 
  •  I always find inspiration in my kids. 
  •  I love company when I scrap and that`s why I scrap always in the living room where I can chat with hubby.
  • My most loved techniques right now are misting, distressing and hand-stitching.
If you read everything please leave me a comment and head to the next DT girl....Mitsue Iwata where you`ll see her winning layouts and learn more about her. You can find Mitsue`s blog-------> HERE

Hugs from The Netherlands,

*NEWS*NEWS*NEWS* from Ingvild Bolme

Hi there!
I want to share with you some great news from my dear friend and so incredibly talented Ingvild Bolme. She released her own Prima Craft Tools and to be more exact about the name ~COMFORT-CRAFT TOOLS~....YAY to her and BIG CONGRATULATIONS!
The whole line was designed by Ingvild Bolme. It`s an ergonomic line, in her favorite color and there are different cutting and distressing tools to work with. All tools were designed to fit both right- and left-handed crafters. It`ll be very easy to cut the smallest details and create vintage paper edges with them. Something I just LOVE to do in my work!
All I can say is ....I want them....and I can`t wait till I begin working with them.
The Comfort-Craft Tools will be released today at CHA and will be available in Spring 2011.
Please, be sure to check Ingvild`s site for more info and you can do it --------> HERE
Wishing you a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Webster`s Pages Blog Hop

Hi there!
Yes, you read it ...there will be a Blog Hop at Webster`s Pages.
If you are curious about the winning layouts, about us and not to forget the awesome prize that Brandin will give away ....a complete set of all the new flowers being released at CHA ... simply jump in the fun and who knows perhaps you`ll be one of the lucky ones to win the complete set  which includes 8 florettes(2 colors from each collection: Country Estate, Yacht Club, Ladies & gents, Trendsletter)!
I`m sure you don`t want to miss this chance!
How can you win? It`s easy.....
The blog Hop begins on January 29, 2011 at 9 a.m. EST (14:00 GMT). We begin with Iris`s blog that you can find HERE and we end at Webster`s Pages blog. All you have to do is leaving a comment in the Design Team`s blogs. It`s important you leave a comment in each blog which will increase your chance to win. The Blog Hop ends on January 31st, 2011 at 12 midnight EST (05:00 GMT). The winner will be announced at Inspire Me site on February 3rd, 2011.
I can`t wait to see you on January 29th and don`t forget the fun begins at Iris`s Blog which you can find HERE .....
Have a great week!


Friday, January 21, 2011

~BIG ANNOUNCEMENT~ Webster`s Pages

Hi there!
WOW...I have  BIG NEWS to share with you my friends!
I am so honored to be the new Design Team member of Webster`s pages amazing products....WOW, I`m on top of the world right now and I feel like a million dollars!!!! It`s not a secret that I`m in love with their pretty papers and embellishments and I`ll be so much enjoying creating with them!
Check out this amazing team that I`ll be working with in 2011.....
Webster's Pages Traditional Design Team
Iris Babao Yu {Philippians} ~ Design Team LEAD
Anabelle O'Malley {USA}
Jaz Lee {Singapore}
Gabrielle Pollacco {Canada}
Ivana Camdzic {Canada}
Larissa Albernaz {Brazil}
Tomoko Takahashi {Japan}
Emma Trout {UK}
Stacey Michaud {USA}
Emeline Seet {Singapore}
Gerry van Gent {Netherlands}
Webster's Pages Hybrid/Digital Design Team
Mitsue Iwata {USA}
Steph Devlin {Australia}
Julie Walton {USA}
Webster's Pages Altered Team
Laura McCollough {USA}
Angella Peardon {Australia}
And of course I want to share my personal badge that I`ll be "wearing" with such a pleasure....Isn`t it the cutest badge :-) ever?????
I want to share with you a card I created especially for Webster`s Pages....
Wish me luck through this exciting journey :-)
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MME layout challenge #19

Hi there!
As I wrote in my previous post I have some extra time this month and that gives me opportunity to play along in a few challenges.
Here is one more layout I created for My Mind`s Eye layout challenge #19.
The awesome sketch is provided by oh-so-talented Anam Stubbington and I love it!
I used "Lost & Found" MME collection and that was only a tiny part of all the goodies I recieved when I won the Honorabale Mention for blog challenge # 16.
And a few close-ups....
I wanted so much to make it look as if my daughter pulls a "sleigh" holding the rope. It`s been some time since I last played with cutting out the photos. (Check HERE , HERE and HERE
Anyway, I was completely blown-away when I saw Ingvild Bolme`s layout created for Dusty Attic which you can enjoy HERE and I thought I`ll give her effect a try. Thanks for the inspiration, Ingvild :-)!!!
...and a closer look....
The "Cool" embellishment is actually a mirror magnet that you can use on your refrigerator and of course it was for a long time stored in my stash and finally I decided to use it. I first colored it with a Copic Marker and it got this gorgeous melting caramel look. Then I used Gesso to achieve the snow effect.
The ZVA crystals were also colored with Copic Marker.
Well, that was for today :-) Hope you enjoyed it!
Have a great week!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A new layout

Hi there!
I have some extra time this month to scrap for myself and I thought I would share what I created so far.
This layout is based on Prima`s BAP January sketch provided by Anam Stubbington and of course I loved playing with it.
I made my own background by using three colors Glimmer Mist (blue, orange and a little bit of pink). I used Prima`s packaging (the brick pattern) and the rest is cutting, hand-stitching, and arranging the flowers. I know it`s perhaps "shocking" the orange-pink color combination but for me it`s perfect :-))...I actually love this color combination and I think I`ll use it more often...
and as always a few close-ups....
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! I`ll be posting soon again ......... stay tuned :-)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

~ January Stamping Challenge at My Creative Scrapbook~

Hi there!
I`m so excited to host the first challenge for this year and it`s all about..........
Create a layout (a double-page layout is also possible!) by using stamps! You can use stamps anywhere on your layout....e.g. make a background, stamp on your photo(s), use a flower stamp to create your flowers....simply use your can do so much with stamps...and I`m so curious how you`ll use them!
The challenge begins Jan. 1st 2011  and it ends Feb.1st (at midnight). I`ll pronounce the winner on Feb. 4th! No need to mention that the winner will be HAPPY to get a Yummy pize ! 

Be sure to post your layout(s) BOTH in the MCS Contest Gallery and in the challenge thread! 
Don`t hesitate to ask questions ...I`ll be happy to help!
EVERYBODY is WELCOME to play along with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Follow the link HERE and it`ll bring you straight to the right place :-) 
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dusty Attic Challenge

Hi there!
I`m sharing today a layout I created for the Dusty Attic January (2011) Challenge. I used three of their chippies - a dress form, little frame and a crown. It`s me on the photos with my daughter Leanne. The photos were taken by Jeroen Kransen, a friend of ours, while we were visiting him and his family in Rotterdam.
My layout is based on the sketch provided this month by Trina McClune
I used as a background a Creative Imaginations pattern paper and for the rest of the page I used  two sheets of Shabby Green Door pattern paper.....
And of course a few close-ups....
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DT work for My Creative Scrapbook - Limited Edition Kit

Hi there!
Here I am again...with my four layouts created with the Limited Edition Kit at My Creative Scrapbook . This month`s kit, like every other month, is absolutely delicious and full of sweetness. The Limited Edition Kit is featuring the Pink Paislee`s "Sweetness" line and it`s as sweet as it can be!
I love that photo of my son. He looks so peaceful, innocent and so much himself . 
I began making the layout by creating my own fence.....
I used a Martha Stewart`s border punch and what I did was to cut out small pieces of cardstock so it`ll look like a fence. I didn`t outline any lines in advance! When I finished I used my embossing pen to give some dimension.
For my second page I used again a photo of my son Alexander....Don`t you just like this cute face?
I colored the lace with a Copic Marker....and these cute birdies were cut out of a vintage image sheet which is included in the kit!
My next layout...a baby photo of my daughter Leanne posing for me very strangely ;-)))...and more "Sweetness" for my sweetheart mixed with Prima...
All the crystals were colored with Copic Markers. I used the package of the Prima flowers (under the birds) which I colored with a CM as well.
and finally my last project....a page of Me :-) This photo of me was taken in Amsterdam.
...and two close-ups....
I cut the butterfly out of a white cloth doily and I colored it...
Well, these were my Design Team projects at My Creative Scrapbook and I hope you enjoyed them!