Monday, October 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Envelope Challenge $25 give-away!

We are having a fun new challenge over at Crafty Secrets.Using this cool video from incredible things,we made gift bags from an envelope.Sandy is giving away atleast 1 $25 Certificate depending on how many people post their bags on Facebook.So ladies,start creating and posting on Facebook.My theme is Adult B-day,and i went for the shabby look using the Crafty Secrets Vintage Patterns CD,Mini Vintage Creative Scraps and the booklet Girlfriends Image & Journal Notes.

I also added some glitter,a pearl and a handmade lace flower.

I used a tutorial from this blog and the best part of it sewing required!

I added some 3-D tape to the gold corners,the crown and the tag to add some depth.On the inside of the bag i used a lace doily to hold the chocolate treats.
I added some sparkle to the tag with some Stickles from Ranger.Don't you just Love glitter??
And a little 3-D crown for the Birthday Queen :)Be sure to check out what the girls have made.Their creativity is amazing and they always blow me away.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dove of the East Paris Vintage

So this post is all about Dove of the East!When i first discovered this brand i was amazed by the refreshing designs and theme's.Doveen is the founder of Dove of the East,a really sweet and inspiring lady.Check out her blog here Dove of the East Scrapbooking Blog.Being an huge Paris fan,the collection Paris Vintage was my instant favorite.But the other collections are just as special like Russia Journey,India Journey,China Journey,Japan Journey and Shanghai Vintage.Not only are the papers so unique and beautiful,the embellishments are Antique trinkets you want to treasure forever!Believe me,you are not gonna want to use them because they are just too PRETTY!I designed two layouts for Dove of the East using the Paris Vintage collection and it gave my mojo a huge boost.I loved creating these two layouts,the products match so well together that a design was easily created.The titles of the papers are called;Flower Tower,Letters From Paris,Cafe Reverie,Paris I Love You,We'll Always Have Paris,I Was A Free Man In Paris,Twilight In The Tuileries,Cherie,Pastiche,Esprit Du Temps,Amour and Meet Me In Montmartre.Perfect right?
This layout is about missing Paris.I havn't been there in almost 3 years and i wish i could go and have lunch at Laduree.Making a wish under the bridge and take lot's of beautiful pictures.I hope to see Paris again in Spring next year and visit a nice Antique market.Maybe i can finally try out some of those fabulous Macaroons i keep hearing about!I used a lot of 3-D tape and experimented with the stitching settings.Don't you just love the vibrant color of these roses,they are so romantic.Got me thinking about Valentines!First i cut out the corners,then i taped some paper to the back and layered the corners with 3-D tape to let them stand out.I love the effect it has on the layout,it really makes a difference!I added stitching to the photo and card on the background.This way it looks like i added these myself :) Aren't these papers just gorgeous??These stamps are actually from the Russia Journey,but they were so pretty i just had to use it on my layout.I used the one in the top right corner as a border.This picture was taken by the Carrousel at Montmartre,so i just had to use it with the "Meet me in Montmartre"paper.I had to cut it out and use it as a title in the left corner.The colors matched the picture so well,it made me Happy!The kraft envelope,the stitching,the turquoise embellishment and rose ribbon all just gave the layout a warm and vintage feeling.Ticket and money were cut out of the paper and used as embellishments together with the Vintage Paris metal suitcase.I crunched the paper embellishments a bit and added distress ink to add more of a vintage touch.These chipboards come in a Organza pouch and are called Bags of Chips,fun!I used the Europe Journey Foreign Accents and this is what the website say's;Classic, opulent and elegant, Europe Journey travels back in time to Imperial Europe when empires were ruled by Kings and Tzars, Queens and Tzarinas. From the mystical forests to the grand palaces, our chipboard stickers let you create the magic of Imperial Europe with your own imagination.

Did i already mention that i am in love with Dove of the East??Seriously,go check out the website and fall in Love with it just like i did. Dove of the East

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Somerset Memories+Sneaks!

Toot toot toooooooot,this lady has some work published in the new Somerset Memories.The magazine was looking amazing as always,i love being a part of it!I have been sick for weeks now,getting a bit better and then sick again.It's driving me crazy!But i have created some stuff,and here are some sneaks of a project i have been working on.We are already in the Halloween mood here,and our home is all themed up.Here are some peeks,but i will make some more pictures soon.Don't you just hate this rainy Autumn weather?I know i do!Especially when i want to take some pictures...My little big boy,who can't give me a normal smile for my pictures anymore LOL :)

So what have you been up to???