Monday, April 29, 2013

Welcome to the SMB & Chic Tags Blog Hop

Hello & welcome to the Social Media Butterflies April #SMBiGblog hop! Each month we feature one of our favorite companies, and host a blog hop of inspiration, showing off the products and our designers, as well as a guest from the company. THIS month, we were lucky enough to have the entire Chic Tags team join us for a BLOGAPALOOZA-- over 20 projects to inspire you to get those Road Trip goodies out & start creating! Travel along with us, starting at the Chic Tags blog 

Along the way, there are plenty of prizes and freebies-- Die cuts, printables and chances to win some of your favorite Road Trip paper goods, and one GRAND prize winner of the Road Trip, Everyday Life II & Birthday Wishes collection!!!! Good luck, and happy hopping! If you would like to purchase some of these adorable products, head on over to the Chic Tags website!

I decided to use my FABULOUS Chic Tags in my Project Life spread!  I loved that these tags are so versatile.  Some of them I left as is, while others I cut apart and used pieces...(perfect for Project Life).

Next on the Blog hop is

and if you get lost along the way you can find the entire list at 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

At The Zoo

Sometimes its the little things in the photo on this layout.  I was getting ready to vacuum, when I came across this "zoo".  I just knew I needed to  take a picture of this.  Its things like this that I always want to remember.

I love mixing alpha stickers when creating my titles

On the background paper, I used a large chevron mask, and painted over it with gesso. When that dried I used some Dylusions spray ink and painted the teal over the gesso.

I challenge you to stop and take a photo of something that is just random, but that evokes feeling that you want to always remember!

I would love to see the photo or layout you come up with.  Paste a link in the comment section, or tag me on Instagram Danielle1975

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Using Sketches With The Paper Bakery

Hello!!! Today I want to share with you 2 layouts I created for The Paper Bakery Design Team using their exclusive sketches.  I worked with the April Scrapbook Kit - Lemonade Stand (and it was so amazing it sold out instantly!)

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

This sketch is still open if you want to play along!
All you need to do is post your layout by May 4 on 
The Paper Bakery blog.  Look on the right hand side for the
sketch and the blue Link button!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see your layouts on the blog for Sketch 2!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

You Are My Sunshines

Hello! Today I would like to share with you a layout I made earlier this week.

I used my Studio Calico Spencer Main Kit only

I absolutely adore this paper!  I challenge you to go out of your comfort zone and create a layout using a busy background paper that has caught your eye!

I would love to see what you a link in my comments or tag me on Instagram Danielle1975

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Layouts Without Limits Part 2

For the next two weeks I have been invited by Toni from her blog Life, Scrapbook, Repeat and senoritascrapper from her blog, .  I was unable to take the challenge last week due to heavy DT commitments but was thrilled that the girls still wanted me to play along this week and next week! We will all be showing you  how we jumped right into Glitter Girl's challenge from Wednesday April 10th  "Layouts with Limits." For this challenge Glitter Girl tell us that scrapbookers can create many layouts using a formula designed to show how versatile our supplies are. This formulaas well as an amazing 38 minute scrapbook video can be found at the Two Peas in a Bucket here. Grab a drink, sit back and relax and watch this video...It is really worth it!

Here are the supplies I chose to use for this challenge

and here is what I came up with for this weeks layout

For the chipboard houses, I stamped them with Prima Chalk ink then covered them with glossy accents.  I have had a lot of inquiries on the vintage milk cap flair I have been using lately....they are from The Paper Bakery.

Now lets take a peek at Madeleine's layout

I love how she used her alpha stickers an the speech bubble paper!!! so creative! I also love the colour palette she is working with!

Next up is Toni's 

Honestly, I just adore Toni's style....Mark my words...she is one to watch because she has a unique style..a bit artsy, a bit structured, but with a flair of its own. She is going places!

Thanks for taking the time to check out our work! And we hope you stop by next week to see the last layout in our series.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You Hold My Heart

This was a fun layout to create!  Christina (aka CMARIERAY) on Instagram, challenge me to creating a layout! 

 Her challenge was as follows:

  • Use older papers 
  • Use 3 Punches
  • Use paper with pattern
  • Use 1 photo
Here is what I came up with

I chose a older line of paper from My Minds Eye 

For the punches, I chose MS Butterfly Punch, a Notebook Punch and a Tag punch

Here is the tag punch behind my favourite
Paper Bakery Flair!!!

I layered a doily, glitter tape, washi, patterned paper, & vellum stamped & heat embossed behind my picture.

Sometimes a simple challenge from others helps you get your scrapbook mojo going!

Thanks for looking!

And if you didn't see my big announcement, read the post below....there is code for you to use anytime to save 20%!!!!
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