Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prima Marketing & Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Welcome!! :)

Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today I am thrilled to be part of a joint venture by Prima Marketing and Faber-Castell! Not only do these products work perfectly together, but they provide wonderful platforms for inspiration and creativity as well!

Both Design Teams were challenged to create projects combining products just for YOU! :) Hopefully they will get your creativity going too. :)

And here is the layout I created of my beautiful Abigail using products from both :) :

Here I used the Metallic Gelatos (Metallic) and blended with water along the edges of the patterned papers and doily, as well as filled in the grooves of the resin corner pieces. I also combined the Color Gelato (Blue/Green) with Gesso on the corrugated cardboard serving as background to the photo, and spread some additional Gesso over the alpha letters in the title to give it a dreamy feel. :) Finally, since I was also adding in pops of bright pink throughout the page, I used the Pitt Artist Pen in Magenta to accent the feathering of the butterfly wings which gave it even more dimension.

Here I used the Color Gelato (Blue/Green) and blended with water on the background patterned paper to add a watercolor-like feel to specific areas.

Here I used the Mix & Match Pitt Pastel Pencils (Neutral) to shade in the butterfly wings and canvas flower, as well as highlight portions of the dark branching. I also used the Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (Green) to deepen the green of the flower stem. Finally I 'sealed' it all with the Glaze. Handwriting done with the Pitt Artist Pen in Green Metallic. :)

Here again I used the Pitt Artist Pen in Magenta to outline the flowers in the patterned background paper, and also added a bit of color to the petals of the fabric flower to give it more 'pop'.

 Prima Products used:

Item# 950132 - Fairy Belle Collection Marcelle
Item# 950101 - Fairy Belle Collection Firefly
Item# 950156 - Fairy Belle Collection La Ronde
Item# 555337 - 8"x1 0" Alphabet Sheet Meadow Lark
Item# 554576 - Art Tiles Fairy Belle
Item# 890759 - Resin - Gable
Item# 556723 - Petal Pins Iced
Item # 551513 - Say It In Crystals
Item# 551629 - Resistant Canvas - Alla Prima
Item# 556730 - Mariposa Meadow
Item# 555924 - Lucerne Nature Garden
Item# 555481 - Lucerne Fairy Belle
Item# 555436 - Melisse Fairy Belle
Item# 555412  - Perle Bebe Fairy Belle
Item# 556907 - Tasha Ruby
Item# 556488 - Allegra Dove

Both Prima and Faber-Castell have also included a chance to win some of their products! :) Hop around to the other talented Design Team blogs below and leave a comment on each of their blogs. Once you are done, go back to the Prima and Faber-Castell blogs and let them know your favorite technique. A random winner will be announced on the Prima blog May 30th! Faber-Castell will also have a prize available, so make sure you go to their blog for details on how to win there!

BUT that's not all!!!! Because I'm positively thrilled to have new visitors to my blog :) :), please do make sure to leave a comment (along with a follow-up e-mail address :)) as I will also be doing a random draw on May 30th from all those who comment and giving out a little scrappy Prima prize package of my own as well! Make sure to let me know your favorite Prima and/or Faber-Castell product too!! :)

Ok so ready for the fun to start?
Ready, set, GOOOOOO! :)

Blog Links for Prima:

Blog Links for Faber-Castell:

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

GotSketch? Blog - Challenge Sketch #143...and GotSketch Express!3 Class

Another fabulous sketch and challenge from my dear friend Valerie released on today's Got Sketch? blog - with some GORGEOUS examples from my awesomely talented friends :)...along with a special bonus treat! This week we've paired up with the fabulous DT gals at Noel Mignon, and if that isn't awesome enough, Noel Mignon is also sponsoring the prize of the winner of this challenge! Go check out all the eye candy here and play along! :)

And here is my contribution to Sketch #143 - I loved the sweet simplicity of the sketch, along with all of the layered strips of patterned paper, and kept it as such, using these older photos of my adorable Sophie. :) I also used lots of yummy Prima goodies, mainly from the Romantique collection (one of my most favorite lines ever! :)) - such beautiful romantic and soft colors which coordinate beautifully with the black and white photos!

And speaking of GotSketch? :), the GotSketch Express!3 Class is now open for registration and begins officially on May 21st!! This class is PERFECT for the busy scrapper (aren't we all?! ;)) and filled with lots of inspiration to get your mojo going! :)

What you can expect:

And some sneaks to tempt you! :)

Now what are you waiting for?? Sign up here!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Little Red Scrapbook Weekly Challenge

I've posted a new Weekly Challenge on Little Red Scrapbook’s blog which you can read about here - and below you can see the layout I created for this one using the super FUN contents from the fabulous May Kit and Embellishment and Ribbon Add-Ons...although I've previously scrapped this photo of my sweet Joshua from last summer, I couldn't resist scrapping it yet again for the challenge. :)

If you play along with the challenge, please upload your layout to the Little Red Scrapbook Challenge Gallery here and link back in a comment on this blog post, or over on the Message Board thread here, as well.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

We Have A Winner! :)

Thanks to all who dropped by the blog during Little Red Scrapbook’s National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!! :) I enjoyed reading about how each of you were spending NSD, and am looking forward to seeing some new inspiration uploaded to the LRS Gallery! :)

And without further adieu'...the winner of some pretty scrapbook goodies (according to Random.org) is:


YAY!! :) :) Carla, I will be in touch with you soon to get your mailing address, so that I can get those goodies to you! :) Thank you again everyone for visiting my blog! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little Red Scrapbook's NSD Blog Hop - Welcome!! :)

Welcome to Little Red Scrapbook’s National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!! :) We all LOVE scrapbooking and the awesome community that this hobby brings - so what better way to celebrate NSD than with a blog hop! :) Each of the LRS Designers has some inspiration to share with you, and you might even find some chances to win prizes along the way - FUN!! :) :)

Each month, we share a sketch with you and for this month, we have selected this fabulous Page Maps sketch for our inspiration:

Using the super FUN contents from the fabulous May Kit and Embellishment Add-On :), I decided to rotate the sketch one turn counter-clockwise and combine the two photos into this larger one of my Abby from a few summers ago :). And here is my 'sun-kissed' creation :) :


We hope you'll play along with our Sketch Challenge by uploading to our NSD gallery here and then linking us in the Sketch Challenge thread on our message board found here - you might even find your layout featured on our blog this month in our new "Wow'd Us Wednesday" post where we will be highlighting a member's design each week!! :)

Now, hop onto the next blog in the list below (and be sure to leave a comment on each blog! :)) until you end up at the Little Red Scrapbook Blog - comment by 11:59 pm CST to tell us what inspired you for a chance to win a prize package featuring Fancy Pants!  **AND I will be doing a random draw on Monday, 5/7 from all comments left here on my blog for a chance at some surprise scrappy goodies as well - so make sure you comment and let me know how you are spending this NSD!** :) :)

Lisa S.- http://www.lisaspiegel.typepad.com
Karrie - http://www.karriecook.blogspot.com
Nikki – http://nikki-hobbs.blogspot.com
AnnaMarie - ME! :) You are already here :)
Meg- http://www.meggiroux.blogspot.com
Tammy - http://www.tammydee-meandmine.blogspot.com
Lisa W. - http://createfor7.blogspot.com
LRS Blog- http://www.littleredchronicle.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Prima's BAP for May

Today's Prima blog is featuring the Build-A-Page (BAP) for May, with some LOVELY interpretations from our creative and inspirational Design Team. :) It is a wonderful sketch that appeals to everyone - and the simplistic beauty of it allows you to make it as simple or embellished as you like. :)

Also...if you play along with this month's BAP, please make sure to e-mail your project to Sharon at Prima by 5/31/12 for a chance to win some beautiful Prima pretties. :) Details and contact info are on the blog!

And finally, please allow me to share my project created for the May BAP with photography credit for these awesome photos of my Sophie given to my talented friend Jeanmarie :) :

  • Item# 950088 - Fairy Belle Collection En Pointe
  • Item# 950125 - Fairy Belle Collection La Spa
  • Item# 950101 - Fairy Belle Collection Firefly
  • Item# 950262 - Notecards Fairy Belle
  • Item# 555337 - 8"x10" Alphabet Sheet Meadow Lark
  • Item# 890698 - Resin - Window Shutters
  • Item# 555481 - Lucerne Fairy Belle
  • Item# 555436 - Melisse Fairy Belle
  • Item# 555443 - Vinetta Fairy Belle
  • Item# 555511 - Flutter Bits Fairy Belle
  • Item# 557263 - Manette Antique
  • Item# 558406 - Kennedy Vintage
  • Item# 558390 - Kennedy Antique
  • Item# 558338 - Primmer's Peanut  
  • Item# 556709 - Petal Pins Pearls
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Prima - May PPP

This month's Prima Product Pick is posted over on today's blog for your swooning pleasure! :) You will not be disappointed by this beautifully rich and bold palette, nor will you be disappointed by the lovely examples provided by our amazing and inspiring Design Team! :)

And now let me share what I did with the May Prima Product Pick :) :

Products used:
  • Item# 843915 - En Francais Province
  • Item# 843892 - En Francais Memoire
  • Item# 843885 - En Francais Billettes
  • Item# 556037 - Lucerne En Francais
  • Item# 555986 - Camille En Francais
  • Item# 555962 - Perle Bebe En Francais
  • Item# 556396 - Laredo Austin
  • Item# 556372 - Laredo Socorro
  • Item# 550431 - Toggle - Bobbin

Thanks for stopping by! :)