woensdag 30 juli 2014

Imaginarium Designs & Couture Creations Blog Hop {playing at Once Upon A Sketch}

Welcome to day 4 of the Imaginarium Designs & Couture Creations Blog Hop 

We’re so excited to team up with Couture Creations sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs gorgeous Chipboard designs.

Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Couture Creations Blog they will also feature their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs,
please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
We’ll be giving away Two $100 prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re the lucky winner!

The layout I made for this blog hop was so much fun! I'm already used to playing with dies since I've been on die-team before so this was going back in time! Couture Creations offers beautiful dies & embossing folders to work with. The picture is one of my nieces on a birthday party about three weeks ago they always love to pose for their aunty!

2 Blissfully Discover Sisterhood:

For this layout I used the gorgeous "Coffee in the Arbour" collection by Maja Designs this collection goes so well the dresses of my nieces {well I think so}

I really love that embossing folder and those girl dies I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
I'm totally in to soft yellow at the moment instead of pink :-)))

Words dies are always fun to use in sentences with my....
I did some embossing on the Imaginarium Design fence piece with two different kinds off embossing powder
{Stampendous aged taupe & Shabby White} 

On the dies I placed some Jewels {The Avenues} by BoBunny to give it a extra flair!! The pretty lace is form Tresors de Luxe!

products used:
 Ballet Tutu: CO723737
Discover: CO723735
Beautiful Butterfly: CO723722
Chain Wire: CO723677

chipboard used:

code: IDD0027 RRP
code: IDN0002 RRP
code: ID0004 RRP
Here are the different ways you can play along with us –

Like Couture Creations on Facebook 
Like Imaginarium Designs on Facebook  
Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tell us you did on our Facebook page
 Follow both the Imaginarium and  Couture Creations Blog 
 Leave a comment here on our blog and on our Facebook page

Hop over to the Couture Creations Blog and see what their Design Team has created using out Chipboard & Couture Creations products! 

They also have a giveaway, so what are you waiting for - hop over!
oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs.
Here are today's Designers:
Natalie May
Amy Voorthuis - that's me
Chitose Nakamae

With this layout I'm also playing with the challenge at "Once Upon A Sketch" I so loved Nadia her sketch that I had to play a second time :-){the theme was numbers and I added the adges off my nieces 6 & 5}

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I hope you are having fun during this blog hop!
I know you will see some inspirational projects from my fellow DT members during this blog hop.
Have a wonderful week!


woensdag 16 juli 2014

July Mid Month Reveal at *** Scrap Around the World ***

July 2014 Challenge 15 - A Light & Airy Mood Board
 by Tusia Lech  

Helloooo out there!!  Welcome to Challenge 15 hosted by Tusia Lech from Poland!

to be in with a chance to win our RANDOM prize.  We have regular giveaways 
there too & have one currently on the go RIGHT NOW!!

Tusia's mood board is fun, whimsical & full of positivity with a magical feel!

The possibilities are endless!!  Remember you only need to be inspired
by ONE image or many, up to YOU!  And you don't need to follow all the 
colours or ANY of them if necessary.  The world is your oyster at Scrap
Around The World!  Just let us know how you were inspired unless it
is glaringly obvious :)

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our 10 Golden Rules
 HEREwhich include:- 1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board,

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.


If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

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This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL 
as well - that goes LIVE on the 16th of every month with another
 full set of inspiration from more of our designers!!

Here is my layout:

I thought well let me make a layout of myself again this layout is totally made with BoBunny goodies I love the Primrose collection!!

This layout is a really simple layout for my standard *grin*  I did some stitching, pasting, punching and I used some dies by Cheery Lynn Designs 

Except for the creme flowers they are hand made.
Hope you all like my layout!

Now onto our magnificent prizes {ALL of which ALWAYS include


OVER $50 worth of sprays & embossing powders from
 Lindy's Stamp Gang, sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that

cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you to
create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!

You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!



$40 worth of goodies from 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.

Email:  salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au



$30 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!



$20 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $30.



$15 worth of Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

This is just an example of the type of stamp you could WIN!!
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



 $25 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/



The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 31st JULY 2014.

Please let us know how you like our reveal & give our designers
& sponsors some comment support ♥

So this is it for the July reveal gorgeous mood board right???
I will see you back on the 16th for my layout.


maandag 14 juli 2014

Sweet & Treasured Memories Layout for **Tresors de Luxe** & playing at OUAS

Happy Monday everyone,

Last week I went to a birthday party of two of my little nieces one turned five and the other turned eight....I always love taking pictures of all my nieces because I only have a my handsome boy {who doesn't like to take pictures as much anymore} .
The three smallest girls are the ones of my husbands sister and the middle one just looks so adorable on pictures. They were all in their party dresses got me totally in my element :-)))

This young lady turned five her name is Pien 

Sweet & Treasured Memories:  

On this layout I did some stamping, pasting & spraying, I also love using washi tape & stitch on my layouts.
for this layout I used the "Coffee in the Arbour" collection by Maja Design the lace I used totally compliments that collection WOW!!

  Don't you love her dress it looked so much like the papers I used.

Tresors de Luxe products used:
 Ivory Lace Trim Multi Colored LA-121

 Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses PF-017

White Shabby Chic Lace Flower FL-158

I based my layout on this amazing sketch:

and with this layout I will enter the July "Once Upon A Sketch" challenge.
I wrote a little dutch poem on the back of the layout...
The theme is "numbers" and there are some numbers on the washi tape I used and this young lady just celebrated her 5th birthday.

I hope you all enjoyed my post, wishing you all a wonderful vacation which I'm celebrating at the moment!!!