Monday, January 30, 2012

Such Beauty *Pion*

I love any shade of purple. I try to use the color as often as I can. So, when the Fairytale of Spring Collection came out I knew I had to have it. The purples and the cream mixed with the lovely flowery design was a perfect combination for me.

Such Beauty

From the cut out sheet, I cut out a matching tag for hidden journaling and tucked it behind the layered paper.

 This paper is amazing. It's double sided, so if you wanted to do some folding over you have a design on the backside.

Although you can't tell from this photo, there is a lot of soft color on this Dusty Attic piece. I first painted it a warm cream. Once dried I dabbed Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress ink on the leaves. Touched it with a bit of Plum Berry Smooch, then lightly inked some of the edges with Chestnut Roon Cat Eye ink. For some sparkle I used Star Dust Stickles.

To see more layouts and projects used with Pion Designs, please visit the blog HERE

Until next time....


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pion Designs GDT Book Box

I was so excited to get my GDT box from Pion Designs. I hadn't seen these paper in person  and was dying to get my hands on them. Holding them, they were everything that I'd imagined. Rich vingtage colors and thick cardstock.
I thought it would be fun for my first project not to be a layout. So, I decided to make a book box using the newly released From my Heart 2 line.

Here is the front cover. I made a little vine and used the images from the From my heart 2 cut out sheet.

 Here's a peek at the inside. Perfect to stow away those little love notes :)

This is a side view shot so you can see the "pages"

To see more projects done with Pion papers, please visit their blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another Swirly page

Okay, so I do feel so much better about this page than my last!!!

Your smile

I made the flower using the TH Tattered Flowers Die. All  I did was use white cardstock and inked the edges, simple really.

This is just a close-up of the doily that I sprayed with glimmer mist. I think doilies work great for a larger photo mat.

To see more pages made the DT and member please visit the Swirlydoos Gallery.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, January 20, 2012

My PITA Layout!!!

Do you ever have one of those layouts that's a complete pain in the ass??? The one that you keep messing up on. Not what it looks like in your head. Finally, you just say SCREW IT!!! Well, this one was mine!!!! I kept messing with the damn thing and ripped it!! Grrr....

I was "trying" the resist tutorial over at Swirlydoos. While dabbing the mist I ripped the paper. Guess I was being to!! I just left it and added more anger!!!

I repeated the resist on the tag to prove to myself that I could do it and it worked :)

I'm ashamed to say that this a DT layout for Swirlydoos....I'm sorry!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pion GDT Announcement

I'm over the top excited to announce that I've been chosen as a Guest Designer for Pion 2012 Team!!! I'm so honored to have this opportunity..I just LOVE their papers!!!! Here is the LINK to their blog so you can see for yourself have beautiful their papers really are.

Here is the is the list for all the other wonderfully talented girls I'll be working with!!! Congrats ladies!!!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Swirlydoos January Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' January Blog Hop Block Party!!

Happy New Year and welcome to Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Prima Marketing 's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 4 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!?

All bundled up
This is my Anatomy of a Layout page.Check out my step by step instructions HERE
Ice Ice Baby
This page is based on the exclusive monthly sketch by Begga.

Mr. Freeze
As you may have seen in my last post, this page was done using the Jan. Swirlyhues Storyboard.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on January 15th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back here to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is : no

The party continues over at Shimmerz 's blog. Have fun!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Swirlyhues

New month, new Swirlyhues Challenge!!!! This month is hosted by our wonderfully talented LisaV.
The January Kit, Mystical Winter, will reveal on Thursday .So, until then, here is a little sneaky for you!! To see other DT layouts, please visit the Swirlydoo's Blog.

Mr. Freeze
This is my fav little guy, Elijah. When I'm stuck on a title I usually go to the kid that I'm scrapping and ask them what I should title it. Well, Elijah is a Batman fan and he went with Mr. Freeze. Hehee...cute huh?
I'm still working on my masculine pages. I've been working with molding paste for texture and lots of ink.

Here is this month's inspirational Storyboard

Important to know: This challenge is open to EVERYONE; members and non-members alike.

The Rules
1) Must stick to the hues provided. You may add black or white, but it can NOT be more than 5% of your total page and can NOT be a main element.
2) You must interpret the sketch provided.

3) Now for the Swirly-fying element – you MUST use one of our tutorials on your page. Here is a LINK to our tutorials. It is really to our forum. Just scroll down. Our tutorials are separated by category. You can choose anything your beautiful, creative heart desires.

4) Create a post on your blog for your SwirlyHues entry.

5) Upload your gorgeous creation to the SwirlyHues album in our gallery no later than midnight eastern time on February 10th. Click HERE to get there. You will need to register to upload photos. It's free! Use the following format to name your item: SH Jan 2012 (insert your project name here). Your photos can be no larger than 600x600. In the description please tell us what tutorial you used and a link to your blog post. If you don't have a blog, just let us know that.

6) 2 winners will be chosen; 1st and 2nd place. Each winner will receive one of our highly coveted blog badges (see the right-side bar). Winners will be posted to the Swirlydoos blog on the 13th of the month (unless otherwise noted), as well as our Facebook page. Check back here to see your name and then contact LisaV at She will make sure you get your blog badge and then we'll add you to our blog for the month! Superstahhhhhh *strike a pose*

7) The next challenge will be uploaded to our blog on February 10th!