Thursday, July 26, 2012

CropChocolate.com Banner of a Blog Hop!

Hello Hello! Welcome to your 6th stop on the CropChocolate.com Banner Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Julie's blog. If you just stumbled upon the blog hop, please feel free to join in and start here at Amber's blog! Visit all the design team's blogs along the way (I hear some of them are offering blog candy) and leave a comment at the final stop at the CropChocolate.com blog in order to be entered to win!

If you have been following along on the hop, then you know that we have a banner theme happening. I was pretty happy that Amber chose this theme, because I had seen a neat banner method on Pinterest that I had been wanting to try. Sometimes I need that extra to push to actual get around to trying things!

Without further ado, I present my banner card! (That's right, a card. Not usually what you think of when you hear 'banner').


Isn't she pretty?! Do you see why I wanted to try this banner technique? Pretty and easy!


See how the banner pops off the card?


I glittered the stamp so it is hard to read, but it says "congratulations" and "a dream come true."



I even prettied the inside. Although I am kicking myself for forgetting to ink the edges of the papers like I did on front. *sigh* I hope the bride and groom like it :)

If you would like to make a banner like this, the tutorial I found is at: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/01/make-it-monday-51.html .

Thank you for coming and looking! Your next stop is at Miwa's blog!




CropChocolate.com Supplies:
~ Making Memories "Tie the Knot" paper (from random grab bag)
~ Bazzil purple cardstock
~ WRMK Sweetheart Inker (purple)
~ Basic Grey clear stamps (sentiments)


Other Supplies:
~ Jelly Roll "clear star" glitter pen
~ Reminisce pearls

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sneaky Peek! Blog Hop Friday!!!

Mark your calendars! This Friday, July 27th, is CropChocolate.com's new Design Team Blog Hop! This is chance for all of you to get to know the new Design Team a little better! And I hear there are prizes :)

Would you like a little sneaky peak of my project?????



That's all you get! See you friday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DCWV July Sketch Challenge

Just a quick post of my layout for the DCWV Blog Sketch Challenge (July).

The sketch:



My LO:




I love how this turned out. I inked a square on the LO so that I could keep that element from the sketch without hiding this beautiful paper. 

I used the Timeless Type Stack from DCWV (which I just picked up today!). I love this stack! The smaller bits are all cut out from this stack as well. The only other supplies I needed were my Distress Inks (walnut stain & pine needle), pop dots, CTMH alpha stamps (Chocolate Alphabet) and my trusty journaling pen.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Another Layout!

This LO is done for the PageMaps blog current sketch challenge. It also gave me a chance to play with some of the goodies in the warehouse sale box I ordered from Webster's Pages! So many pretty things in that box!



This is what the sketch looked like:




Products:

Webster's Pages - die cut sheet
                - brown ribbon
                - gold lace
                - flower
                - pink "sparkler"
                - 2 different 6x6 papers cut for  embellies
Pink Paislee - "London Market" collection brown music paper
Bazzil - pink cardstock
Distress Ink - frayed burlap
Pearfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold
Maya Rd - wood butterfly
White lace from stash

Layouts!

I'm back to share a couple of layouts I have done recently for different challenges.

This first LO is for the current weekly challenge at CropChocolate.com (#22). The challenge was to use pastels, a dark colour and bling. I combined it with the Scrap-it #3 sketch on the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook page.


I used the Basic Grey Kioshi collection, American Crafts (brown) and Bazzil (purple) cardstock and Thickers.


Monday, July 9, 2012

CropChocolate.com Design Team!

My very first post as a member of the CropChocolate.com's design team is up today! Please go check it out!

 http://blog.cropchocolate.com/2012/07/ombre-skies-by-nina.html

Featuring these cards:





Friday, July 6, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner


"Who won mamma?"


And the winner is.......


CentralNYscrapper!

Congrats!

PM me over on CC with your address and I will get your prize mailed out!



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

CC Left Behind Blog Hop - Entry #5

Woohoo! I did them all! This LO is for Christina at http://www.thriftysisters-chris.blogspot.ca/ . Her challenge was to create a LO or Card with either a Canada Day or Independence Day theme. I remembered to take some pictures at our little Canada Day BBQ so I was able to participate :).

My LO:




The Canadian flags are from Microsoft ClipArt and are printed on a textured white cardstock.

Products:
From CC - Echo Park 'Paradise Beach' paper and CS
                - Thickers
                - Distress Ink 'Barn Door'
Others - AC white CS
           - Bella Blvd & WRMK washi tape