Sunday, April 15, 2012

Challenge #1 - Happy Scrappy Day!

Welcome to the DAT'S Designing Divas First Challenge & Blog Hop!

Our first challenge is to create a layout, card or altered item with a scrapbooking theme.

We hope you can share your project with us by Monday, April 30, 2012 at the 

If you have come to my blog from Shanna’s Blog, you are on the right track.

I am the fifth blog on the hop and my special word is “here”. To participate to have a chance of winning the blog hop prize, you must leave a comment on my post and continue to the next blog to collect their special word.

After you have collected all 8 words in order, you must go back to the DAT’S Designing Divas Blog to post your 8 word sentence in the comment section by midnight on Monday, April 16, 2012 to qualify for the prize. Good luck and Happy Hopping!

The next blog on the hop is Krista.

For this card all of my supplies were purchased at DAT'S Scrapbooking our LSS in town. Here is what I used:

First I used Bo Bunny Welcome Home 6x6 paper pack and Stampin' Up Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Cardstock to create my card base.

I used C.C Designs Stamps and Momento Ink for my image. I then coloured it with my copic markers.

I used the Scallop Circle Nestabilities and some more Bo Bunny Welcome Home paper to embellish the background of my card. 

I embellished the card with Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch,  some miscellaneous ribbon from my stash and some stick on pearls from Kaiser Craft. I also used my sewing machine and white thread to stitch around my image and the outside of my card. 

I used my computer to create the sentiment then punched it out with 1 3/8" circle punch. I then used some more Early Espresso cardstock and the 1 1/2" circle punch to create a mat for the sentiment.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rhylan's Birthday Invites

This week I have been at home sick with the girls. Rhylan is the worst out of all of us, so I have been able to work on getting the last bit of prep work for my classes done, as well as finished all of Rhylan's Birthday invites. It has been a very productive couple of days. 

I tried to keep Rhylan's invites as simple as I could. I sometimes tend to get carried away with things and then after about the first 5 I realize how dumb of an idea I had. I am really happy with how these ones came out. 

On the front of the invite I used Bo Bunny's Double Dot Paper and some purple cardstock for the base. I used the same purple cardstock for my photo mat. I used my cricut to cut out the number one from some sticky paper then used some purple ultra fine glitter for a burnished velvet technique on the number one. The front on the circle I made with Adobe Photoshop and then printed it out on the same Bo Bunny cardstock as before. I used my 1 3/8 cycle punch to punch out the pink circle and my 1 1/2 circle punch to make a purple mat for it. I added some purple photo corners with a EK success punch and finished it off with two purple Bella Blings.

The back side is made using the Stampin' Up Design Studio and the printed out with my printer on pink cardstock. The cupcake was created with the Design Studio and printed along with my information.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

The NEW Design TEAM!!!

I am excited to announce that I have been asked to join a design team for my Local Scrapbooking Store, DAT'S Scrapbooking. I have joined them team with 7 other scrapbooking friends; Krista, Donna, Amy, Lee-Ann, Shanna, Brandi, Danielle. Check out the DAT'S Designing Diva's Blog for all the information on the upcoming challenges.

For National Scrapbooking Day the Dat's Designing Divas Design Team is putting on a workshop at DAT'S. There will be 8, 45 minutes classes offering 8 different two page layouts. Each layout class will be put on by a different memeber of the Design Team. You can sign up for one, two, three or even all of them. The classes will be $5.00 each. And as a bonus if you sign up for all the classes you will get to buy a 6x6 leather album by We R Memory Keepers for 40% off, so that you can have a album to hold all of your finished pages.

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration
at DAT'S Scrapbooking
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Time: 9:30 - 10:15 p.m. Cost: $5.00

6 x 6 Two Page Spread

We will be using Echo Park "Splash" and "Playground" lines, Stampin' Up's Blushing Bride Cardstock and Whisper White cardstock, Bazzil's Mudpie, Painted Dessert, Navel & Vibrant Blue cardstock.

To creat the water effects on this layout, we will be using Goosebumps Texture Spray, Stampin' Ups Clear Embossing Powder with Vesamark, and Ranger's Glossy Accents. We will also be using Copic Markers (R29, Y38, Y15, YG23, B12, BV34, V25), EK Success Border Punch, Cricut Nursery Rhyme cartridge and Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge to add some additional embellishments.

Photo Sizes: One Vertical 2 x 3 photo, Three Horizaontal 2 x 3 photos & One 3 x 3 photos.

You do not need to bring your photos with you.

Sign up for all eight of the workshops being offered at DAT'S on National Scrapbooking Day and receive a coupon for 40% off a We R Memory Keepers 6 x6 leather album.

Please go to DAT'S Scrapbooking's Blog to see all the workshops being offered that day.