Thursday, June 30

2 of a KIND {a moment in time}

hello lovely friends!

i want to share with you my latest layout - "2 of a KIND". it is based on the LOVELY sketch from nadia cannizzo @ once upon a... sketch challenge blog:

the challenge was to create a layout with "a moment in time" as a theme and at least 2 sentences on why my pictures are memorable.

i also used this layout to participate in the last week of the series DT challenges at  aussie scrap source. this week we had to copy the detailed layers style of the very TALANTED suzanne tonga.

so, here is my take on these challenges:

t've used the AMAZING "jack and jill" paper line from PRIMA marketing. i started with a white cardstock, which i sprayed with glimmer mist {coffee shop}. i coloured also my white paper dolie with the same mist.

i've created my layers by using martha stewart and ek success punches and different colours paper. some stitching, inking and distressing:-)

for the butterflies i used PRIMA marketing "green leaf" and some stickles glitter glue and ranger liquid pearls.

this is my journalling:-) for me, the moment i saw my precious babies for the first time is the most important time in my life. on the pictures - ELISE and THEO just a few hours after they were born. i used JACK and JILL to indicate who is who!:-)


the pink bird is from PRIMA. it was white originally, but with some bubble gum mist you can colour almost anything:-) the sign board is made with WEBSTER's PAGES cling stamp set {today's special}.

here are some more close ups from different details:

i had a lot of fun making this layout! this is my first time @ OUAS, but i'm definitely going to continue playing!

have a scrappy day!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, June 24

webster's pages let's celebrate complete!

hello lovely friends!

finally, all the different products from the new WEBSTER's PAGES paper line "let's celebrate" are known!

in 5 exciting days, brandin o'neill lead us through the magical world of let's celebrate:






so, now we know! all I have to do is wait until they reach the market:-)

you can view some of the AMAZING webster's dt creations with this collection in the dt gallery.

if you are interested in some {FREE} digital frames, designed by brandin to match the new collection, click here.

and there's a giveaway today on webster's blog.

waiting {not so} patiently,

Wednesday, June 22

i won! i won! i won!:-)

hello bloggers:-)

today i have some great news to share - i won the weekly competition at aussie scrap source! YAY!!!

the style was graphic colour blocked and the designer we had to copy the very TALANTED susan doyle.

"thanks once again to everyone who contributed to this weeks challenge. it was no easy feat choosing a winner but we’re thrilled to send our congratulations this week to EMILIA STAMMLER for her beautiful layout below. suz is a sucker for that perfect combination of olivey greens and pinks and loved the square within a square design."

i also entered the june handmade embellishment challenge at scrap that and guess what - they drew my name as well:-)

isn't that nice?! i'm such a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY bunny today!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, June 15

whimsy stamps sponsored sketch challenge @ cc

hello lovely friends!

welcome to our second colorful creations greetings challenge for june, which is being sponsored by whimsy stamps!!

please take some time out and visit their site and check out all the wonderful images they have.

create a card for any occasion...using the sketch below!

you must include a digital or stamped image on your card and if you if you happen to have any whimsy images then show us what you can do with them and you will earn an extra entry into the prize drawing.

your card must be new as of june 15th 2011 and cannot be combined with any other CC challenge.
whimsy stamps will be generously awarding one randomly selected winner of this challenge:

here is my example, using a whimsy stamps digital image:

for more examples and inspiration from the design team, please visit the cc forum.

i hope you'll join the fun!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, June 12

precious dreamer {aussie scrap source}

hello bloggers,

this week i had to copy the clean lines and colour blocked style of suz doyle. she is attracted to grids and framed styles where everything has a place and will often divide her layouts into sections mentally, even when there aren’t actual lines on the page.

here is my interpretation of her style:

i used ek success fairy paper line with some basic grey rub ons and PRIMA flowers and rhinesotnes.

close ups:

have a scrappy week!:-)

hugs n' smiles,

Thursday, June 9

yipee! some very exciting news!

Good evening, scrappy friends!

today is a fantastic day for me as i get to announce to everyone that i am a new DESIGN TEAM member of the digi challenge at cuddly buddly blog. i am so thrilled and honourd to be on the team. i'm looking forward to designing some cards for their fabullous challenges.

you can check their blog here or go to their online shop. they've got some amazing stuff there - both digital and traditional.

i also wanted to share with you my first digi-traditional card. i made it with the WONDERFUL digital stamps from eline pellinkhof and marianne designs paper pack.
i hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, June 8

world traveller {aussie scrap source}

hello bloggers!

this week was devoted to Iris's style at Aussie Scrap Source "Detailed Whimsy".

and here is my interpretation - "world traveller":

i had lots of fun working on this on this layout and i'm really pleased with the result:-)

originally the background card stock was white, but after some misting (i used key lime pie), stamping (webster's pages "DREAM BIG", tattered angels "TIME TRAVELER", making memories "ESCAPE"), fussy cutting and stitching, i managed to create the unique effect i was looking for.

the pattern papers are from webster's pages. i've mixed three different collections - "ladies & gents", "postcards from paris" (for the hot-air balloons) and life's portrait (petite papers pack).

i used some of the fantastic digi designs and motifs from webster's pages "spring market" collection.

the vintage cars are from the tattered angles clear screens "TIME TRAVELER" set. i coloured them with copic ciao markers. the baggage comes from the "seaside retreat" journaling card set and the brown lace is from the "ladies & gents" designer trim pack.

my little garden - PRIMA marketing (whisper collection, rose leafs and sculpture flowers) and petaloo (mulberry street). i added some hero arts blue rhinestones as well.

i hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at the close ups!

thanks for taking the time to visit!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 6

june's prima product pick (PPP)

hello lovely friends!

have you seen the new PRIMA product pick and palette (PPP)? it's all about SUMMER!

fresh, summery brights make their way to the PRIMA pick this month! these color choices and products are sure to make you HAPPY!

included are:

  • 921507-stitched words
  • 548124-floret roses
  • 548278-trinket collection
  • 547202-parfait collection
  • 544317-turquoise alphas
  • 537593-melange yellow flowers
  • 920951-cabachon flowers
  • 545215-journaling notecards
  • 548698-deshire lime/turquoise flowers
  • 538644-yellow fairytale roses
  • 547509-calcutta leaves
  • 546939-fitzgerald beaded flowers
  • 546465- petticoat flowers
  • 548933-orange regent fabric flowers
  • 920203-donna downey turquoise album
  • 546892-treasure rae large roses
  • 546984-delightful day small fabric flowers
for more information on how to win some of those beauties, you can refer to the following link:

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, June 5

june blog challenge at colorful creations!

happy sunday, bloggers!

i have been extremely lucky to be invited to be a guest designer for the colorful creations scrap community this month. the girls over there know the meaning of the word FUN!:-) and there are a lot of challenges going on.

one of the challenges this month is the blog challenge. it is sponsored by:

the challenge for you is to create SUMMER theme LAYOUT or CARD which has to include the following elements:

  • sun or cloud
  • bling or glitter
  • a stamped image

to play along in this month’s challenge, RSVP here. all entries must be uploaded to colorful creations gallery and linked back to their blog  no later than 11:45 pm june 25th!

entries not properly uploaded as instructed will not be eligible for the prize drawing.

your project must be new as of june 5, 2011 and cannot be combined with any other CC challenges. karen's doodles will be awarding one LUCKY winner a great prize!

the digital stamps i have been sent are superb! totally summery! the images are so cute and so fun to color!

here is my example for this challenge:

i used the pool time boy digital stamp, colored it with copic ciao (of course), added glitter (the water) and sun (if you are wondering how to make this ribbon flower/sun, click here).

you can see the rest of the DT examples on the CC blog.

so, don't hesitate! come and join the FUN!

and stay tuned - there are definitely more challenges coming!

hugs 'n smiles,