Saturday, November 27, 2010

Special Stitches

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Today, I'd like to share with you a very special Scrapbook Layout that I made for a challenge. I came across this awesome blog challenge site called ABC DT Challenge, and this month theme is SEW SIMPLE. Basically, I have to use some kinds of stitching on my project.

I was pretty excited about this....because I knew right away what I was going to do. I have this Bazzill stitch'z 8x8 round template that I bought awhile ago and had never used it before. So, this template and the pictures of my children taken last Summer were the two inspirations.

Ok...without further ado -- here's my creation.

A little bit about this layout -- I made it pretty simple and clean. I wanted to use only 4 primary colors, blue, red, green and yellow, through out the layout. And I DID :D

See those circles..Yup those I made using the bazzill template and hand stitched them. It was so much fun.

The spiral roses/flowers and the leaves were made from felts. And the alphabets were white thicker alpha foam stickers and I sprayed them with Apple Candy Red glimmer mist.

Well...I just LOVE LOVE this layout :D and I hope you do too.
If you'd like to see this layout live and find out more about the products I used, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Swap in A Bottle

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Katrice, a beach babe at the Scrap Beach, hosted a very fun swap that I have never heard or joined before. It's a bottle swap. It's basically just a regular swap...instead of you putting the stuff in a box, you put them in a bottle. I signed up for this swap right away. I started to LOVE and ENJOY the unusual scrapping swaps.

My partner, Allyson, was a wonderful and very talented scrapper. We exchanged info and found out that both of us had the same scrapping style, and I think it's awesome.

So, here it is --- my bottle swap from Allyson.

And now...are you ready to see what's inside -- the great goodies Allyson sent me.

I was so speechless when I opened the bottle and went through the goodies one by one. I felt that I was so spoiled. :D LOL -- I LOVE it ALL!
Another thing that made this swap was so special -- Allyson's handmade creations are just GORGEOUS! She made stick pins, flower and Tim Holtz charm. THANK YOU so so much Allyson.

Well..if you have a chance to join a bottle swap like I did, I suggest that you sign up for the fun. You never know what you might receive. To me, this swap is like finding Janie in a bottle.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Handmade Burlap Flower

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I've been hanging out at The Scrap Beach a lot lately, and while I was there...I signed up for a few different swaps.

Ok..I'm not new to the swap world, but the swaps that I joined there...were basically something that I've never done before. The first one I joined was handmade flowers swap hosted by Miss Lyla. The challenge was simple -- used the color chocolate. It took me about 2 weeks to come up with an idea.

I made burlap flowers. 

This wasn't my original idea. I watched Lorinda from youtube and her adorable burlap flowers. So, I gave it a try on my own way.  I really LOVE the way it turned out.

I had a blast making these flowers....and definitely will make more. 

I went out of my comfort zone...trying something new....making something that I've never thought I would use -- burlap. And the result was AMAZING :D

Until next time with another swap.

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