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I am grateful for the years of support and kindness that I have received. :o)

If you are here looking for Dusty Attic chipboard... DON'T PANIC!
You can now purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the manufacturer HERE.

Welcome!  Welcome!  It's time for a giveaway!!  Why?  Because I have way too much stuff and I need to share the love!!  I know I had said I would hold a giveaway at least once a month, but I have been super busy.  Hopefully, I can get myself back on track.  :o)

This giveaway includes:
* (2) 12x12 Prismatic Papers by Colorbok
* (2) 12x12 Glitter Papers by Colorbok
* (3) Sheets of Embossed Cardstock
* (11) Sheets of Patterned Paper- Flower Child by Bo Bunny
* (2) Packs of Gameboard Alphabets by Making Memories
* (1) Chippie by A2Z Scraplets (courtesy of Kay's Kreative Korner)
* (1) Beach Set Gel Slides & Trims by Karen Foster
* (1) Accordian-Style Magnetic Journals by Karen Foster
* (3) Felt Fusion by Queen & Co.
* (1/pk) Cutter Bee Piercing Bugs by EK Success (includes 2)
* (1/pk) Creative Clipboards by ProvoCraft (includes 2)
* Ribbon by K & Co.
* (1) Bottle of Glitter
* (3) Sheets of Alphabet Stickers
* (1) Chipboard Sheet by Maya Road
* (1) Stamp Set by The Girls' Paperie

So the rules for this giveaway are....

Just link up at the bottom of my sidebar (using the InLinkz widget) below the giveaway photo and I will randomly choose a winner on July 9.  Interested in a bonus entry?  Share this giveaway on your blog and link up again, but be sure to include the direct link to your blog showing that you shared. 

This giveaway is open to international friends too! 

Good Luck Everyone!!

Happy Summer fellow crafters!  I hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and relaxing time with your families, but don't forget to squeeze in a little crafting time for yourself.  :o)

Today I would like to share a project I made using Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Collection and The Dusty Attic's Large Storage Drawers (DA0221).  This storage set is easy to assemble and decorate.  It comes with sixteen drawers, but I removed four drawers so that I could further alter my project.

The entire drawer set was painted with white acrylic paint.  It was then misted and masked using Glimmer Mist.  I adhered several hand-made flowers, as well as flowers and bling by Prima, to the sides of my project.

 This flower was hand-made using coordinating papers.  You can find a tutorial for this flower HERE.
 All of the chipboard elements including the Vine Border (DA0459), Flutterbies (DA0389), Mini Corners #2 (DA0553) and Mini Words #3 (DA0477) are also made by The Dusty Attic.  
 I attached Foundations Metal Feet by Tim Holtz to the bottom corners of my project.  I also added a Rose Trim by Prima to the open spaces.
This vine border is one of my favorite chippies!  It is so delicate and intricate.  I inked it with Distress Ink and highlighted each leaf with coordinating Stickles.

That's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my project.  Have a beautiful day!

Hi friends!  This is a layout I created for the June 2011 'Get Your Glitz On' Challenge using their Laced with Grace Collection. 

The photo is of my children a few years ago. Although they bicker at times, they truly do love each other and look out for one another. I love the close relationship they have, and I hope it continues as they grow older.  
 This large flower is hand-made.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
 I found this quote on the internet and I think it fits perfectly for my children.  My son is very protective over his little sister.  :o)

 This beautiful chipboard element is made by The Dusty Attic.  For a simple tutorial on how to achieve this effect, click HERE.
The background was masked using a Prima mask and Forest Moss Distress Ink.
The title was made using alphabet stickers by Glitz and American Crafts. 

For a list of products used, please click on the link below:

Thanks for taking a peek!

 Hi all!  This is a super simple tutorial on how to add texture to your chippies without the need of an embossing machine or embossing folders. 

Supplies Needed:
- Embossing Ink
- Embossing Powder (I used white embossing powder by Clearsnap.  Love that stuff!)
- Stamp
- Heat tool
- Chipboard element
Apply embossing ink to your stamp and stamp the image onto your chippie.  Cover chippie with embossing powder and shake off the excess powder.  Heat with a heat tool until the embossing powder melts.
On this chippie, I sprayed the entire area with Glimmer Mist and inked the edges and embossed image with a brown ink pad.

On this chippie, I covered the entire piece with Forest Moss Distress Ink, giving me two lovely shades of green.

Voila!!  Instant texture!  Give it a try and see how easy it is!  Thanks for stopping by!

Have you ever gone through a creative slump?  Completely lost the desire to create?  That is what has happened to me this past month.  I don't know what caused this, but I was just not in the mood to scrap.  So my dear, sweet friend, Mistra, gave me the push I needed by giving me a challenge.  

The challenge was to use Michelle Grant's beautiful sketch that she created for the June Dusty Attic sketch challenge.  I also had to use Finnabair-inspired techniques.  This challenge was exactly what I needed.  (Thanks Mis!)
I had so much fun creating this layout.  I have never used so much Glimmer Mist on a layout before.   I used paper from the Parisian Anthology collection for my background.  I LOVE these resist papers.  It was inked with three colors of Glimmer Mist.  

I have to admit that I cheated a little and altered many of the elements before adhering them to my layout.  :o)  And although this layout was inspired by the fabulous Finnabair, it still has a touch of 'ME' to it.
The title letters are made by Prima.  They were inked with Glimmer Mist and outlined using a white Sharpie paint marker to help them stand out.  The chipboard element below the title is Dusty Attic's Wrought Iron Trim Set (DA0547).
I tore an opening in my paper and placed my photo beneath it.  I then trimmed the Vintage Frame (DA0254) and placed it around my opening.
The white flourishes were stamped with embossing ink and covered with white embossing powder by Clearsnap.  LOVE that stuff!  It is so fine and adds such a lovely texture!
As always, I added hand-stitching to my layout to add more texture.  I am starting to believe that I hand-stitch on every layout only because I find it to be therapeutic.  LOL.  The corner chippie was cut from the Vintage Frame.
And of course... eyelets!  A layout of mine wouldn't be complete without eyelets!  LOL.  I am not sure what caused my obsession with eyelets, but I just love them!

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.

Thanks a million for visiting!  I really appreciate it.  Hope you are all well!

  Hello friends!  This is a special box I creating using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  The variety of designs included in this collection is absolutely beautiful!

 For this project I used the following papers from the Antiquities collection: Let's Ride, Harmony and Tags, Ribbons & Mosaics.
 The edges of my photo were distressed using a Zutter Distress-it-All.  I also brushed the edges with white paint to give it more of a worn look.
 I love metal embellies because they add a bit of a grungy feel to any project.  Here I added some metal goodies by Tim Holtz (Timepiece, Foliage and Staples).
 The word 'always' and the frame below are chipboard elements made by The Dusty Attic.  This chippie was painted white, inked with Cat's Eye Pigment Ink and sprinkled with Fairy Dust Glitter.
 The frame was also painted, inked and spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party.

 This adorable quote is by the famous Winnie the Pooh!  LOL.  Very sentimental for a chubby yellow bear, don't you think?  :o)  
The ruler was cut from Donna's Tags, Ribbons & Mosaics paper.
 Originally this box was a birch color.  I created a whitewashed effect with white acrylic paint and then I misted the entire box, inside and out, with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party and Vanilla Shimmer.  I love the colors of Donna's Smooch Spritz collection.  They coordinate very well with her papers.
Around the entire box, I added a little lacing using hemp cord and copper eyelets.  First I drilled each hole using a 1/8" drill bit and then I glued an eyelet in each hole.  Then I laced the hemp cord, adding a lovely texture to the sides of the box.
I created this flower using papers from the Antiquities collection as well.  I named this flower my "Bella Donna" flower, after Donna, because this is the first flower I ever created using her fabulous Rose Creations dies.  These dies are PERFECT for flower-making, whether you like to experiment with different techniques or if you simply like to layer them.  There are SIX different flower sizes in this set as well as three different-sized leaves.  The die-cut leaves shown above were made using The Crafty Chronicle and Green Olive Smooch Spritz.  Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make my Bella Donna flowers.

Before I go, I would like to show you something else I made with Donna Salazar's Fairy Dust Glitter.  

I am a floral designer and I couldn't resist sprinkling a little Fairy Dust Glitter on my flowers.  The edges of the roses were dipped in Pralines & Cream glitter, and the orchids are covered in Sugar Shimmer glitter.

 What I love best about Fairy Dust Glitter is that although it is an iridescent glitter, it contains a subtle touch of color.  I also love that it is super-fine and will not adhere in clumps when you sprinkle it on.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my project and for your sweet comments.  Have a fantabulous day!

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.

  • I have decided to step down from all Design Teams to spend more time with my family. I do occasionally create so keep an eye out!