Thursday, 31 May 2012


Hi everyone :)

Today I'm sharing more of the Best Creation Inc's Let's Party range. I loooooove cupcakes, the look and taste! So I thought I'd make a couple of cute cupcake cards using some cupcake elements that can be found within this range.

My first card features a doilie background that I've sprayed with some Shimmerz Paints Coloringz in Pink Stiletto. This gave a nice texture to the base of my card. The main feature is of course the cupcake and I've finished that off with a button detail and the sentiment.

For my second card I cut out some cupcake shapes that be found on one of the Let's Party sheets. They're set on a green background on the sheet but I wanted to put them on pink girly strip. To make the pink cupcakes stand out from this I just added a simple white gel pen border. Then I added a couple of rhinestones for some extra bling :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this gave you some inspiration for your next card project :)

x Lana

Products used: Best Creation Inc Let's Party, Tulle, Doilie, Bazzill Cardstock, Shimmerz Paints Coloringz - Pink Stiletto

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Stars in Their Eyes - Week Three - Winners

Ok after looking back and forth, I think we have the winners. It's tough, trust me!


1st - TRACE



Congratulations ladies! It is such an honor to be part of this amazing challenge. I am so blown away with all your talents. The write up really flatters me a lot. Thank you for having me again! Have a lovely week. All the best for the week 4 challenge :)

Xx Jessy

Teaser Revealed!

Hi Everyone!
Yesterday I drove out to see Adrienne and pick up my kit and she gave me a couple of the new Sizzix dies to play with!  I have'nt used Sizzix brand dies before, unless you count Tim Holtz, but these were no problem to use. Just follow the picture instructions on the back and pop it through your machine, easy peasy!  There are three types of dies to choose from in the shop - a circle, bracket shape or square windows, - I have used the circle die.

Ive layered my base cardstock with another sheet of cardstock for stability and versamark stamped the background with some Prima stamps I had in my stash.  The paper and embellishments are from Primas En Francais collection, rich hues of browns and  blues - flowers, wooden button shapes and chipboard and papers - and a bit of handstitching to finish it off.

Thanks for popping in today!

A Little Teaser :)

Guess what Im playing with this morning??

 Tune in later and I just might show you the finished result :))

Monday, 28 May 2012

Product Focus - Chat Clouds

Hi everyone, Annelie here!

If you've seen my posts with Pink Paislee Indigo Blue, you might remember the little journal spots, or CHAT CLOUDS from my two previous LO's. Today I am sharing a different way to use them!

I decided to jump on the "Project Life" wagon this year, and I am loving it so far. Yes, I am behind, but with a full time job and two little girls - that's what I expected.

When I initially saw the chat clouds, I had a LO in mind, using the little speech bubbles as just that - speech bubbles. But I didn't really get the LO to work, so I gave up on it. Then - I had a genious idea - to use it in my Project Life album!

I found them perfect to journal on, and it gives a lovely fresh look in my album. I love how they tell the different little stories about our Elsa.

(Apologies for the poor quality of my photos - my dear camera is broken!!)

The little stars & flowers that I had left after using quite a few of them on my previous LO's came in handy as decorations on my next page that holds a lot of photos.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you found some inspiration here today!

Sunday, 27 May 2012


Morning Everyone!

If you remember I asked for you to pick out where I had used the new Manor House flowers I had used in my birthday book and leave a comment to receive a small RAK.  Well we have a winner...................................................................................................................


Congratulations Lainie a parcel is on its way to you as we speak :)

Introducing - DIE NAMICS Dies

Look what's coming to the Patch.... Oh my goodness these are gorgeous and soooo soooo easy to work with.  I had a little play with the  Rolled Rose and the Stars die... so easy.

Check out a little tutorial on YOU Tube....

I had a little play with these ones

To check out some of the stuff you can do with these gorgeous babies... check out the blog.

Die-namics dies work with most tabletop die cutting machines such as the Big Shot & Cuttlebug.
Die-namics dies cut through card, felt, cork, acetate & So much more!

OOOH I cannot wait to order mine.....

Saturday, 26 May 2012

More Webster's Pages Inspiration...

Good morning fellow scrappers :). Erin back one more time with some Webster's Pages inspiration for you. If you recall, I've been working with the Sunday Picnic range and I've really enjoyed doing so. It's just so versatile, and filled with a lush array of colors from which to choose! I've shown you how to make something with the more feminine shades, and then how to create something funky and grungy with the more masculine shades. So today I'm here to share with you something in-between, and a bit more on the softer side...

"Picnic Day"
It seemed only fitting to do a picnic layout with this range! This is my oldest child, Wyatt on a recent picnic we had :). I borrowed a couple details from the Western Romance and Seaside Retreat collections, in addition to the Sunday Picnic papers. I loved the yellows/greens/browns collaboration, and added just a handful of florals to embellish my page...

Here I've taken a Webster's Pages "Florette", topped it with a paper Prima flower and a button from the Webster's Pages Sparklers "Vintage II Buttons" pack.

The doggie is fussy cut from a sheet out of the Western Romance collection, and the hammock is from Seaside Retreat. There really is no other paper line out there better for fussy cutting!!

I've included hidden journaling on this layout, which I do quite often as I generally have a lot to say! I've also used my sewing machine to stitch around the balloons and the "invite card" as well.

And that is all I have for you today! I hope I've at least nudged you toward snatching up some of this collection for yourself- if you haven't already :). There really are SO many ways in which you can put it to work for you.
Thank-you so much for having me this month- I've enjoyed sharing my projects with you over the past few weeks and look forward to seeing you all again real soon! Take care :),

Products Used:

7 Dots Studio mini alpha stickers

Friday, 25 May 2012

Amercian Craft - AMY TANGERINE Sketchbook Range

I thought I would share this layout with you using the gorgeous new American Crafts Sketchbook range of papers.  I popped into the shop last weekend and just could resist, they are so bright and funky and just ooze FUN FUN FUN.

I cut the Cindy's Sketch paper slightly and backed it with White cardstock, inking all the edges to make it stand out.    On the yellow paper [Gabby's Gallery PP] I cut around the doodling and added some Blue SprINKlers from October Afternoon to pick up the colours from the clouds.

This range is just gorgeous, and the Die Cut Shape Embellishments are just fabbo to finish the layout off.  I absolutely LOVE the fabric covered brads too...

To finish the layout off, I have added some K&CO SMASH Elements tooo... as well as some old Glitzers which suited these colours perfectly.

Be sure to check out the WHAT'S NEW SECTION in the shop, as Adrienne will be adding them soon.

If you love bright bold FUN COLOURS and then this definately the range to try out, especially the embellishments.

TFL and happy scrapping

Thursday, 24 May 2012

DT Inspiration

Hi everyone!

How exciting is the Stars in their Eyes competition?! I'm loving all of the creations coming through. There's so much talent! You're all so inspiring :)

Well today I'm showing you another couple of cards made from the Best Creation Inc. Robot range. This range is seriously cute!

My first card is a window card, which is super easy to make - just cut a shape in your card and you're done! I chose to go with a circle cut-out to match the circular patterns from the planets. Now I didn't actually plan to add the extra red circles to the left of the window (my original sketch was completely different!). They were scraps from the main red border and another project. But I was just playing around with them and I ended up liking the positioning so ran with it. It's funny how projects take on a life of their own!

My second card was really quick to make - mainly because this range does a lot of the work for you with the glitter accents and journaling pieces. I wanted to create a bit of movement on the card and a sense of 'Blast off!' so I made a diagonal stripe pattern using the front and back of one sheet of paper then made it pop a little with some faux stitching. I'm really happy with how it came out :)

Now I can't rave about this collection enough so make sure you check it out here.

x Lana

Products used: Best Creation Inc Robot collection, Bazzill Cardstock, Tulle Butterfly, Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Picket Fence.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

STARS in Their Eyes Week 2 Winners!!

Okay, everyone....I have FINALLY decided on the winners!! I have struggled with this all was a very tough decision. Everyone knocked this out of the park, and I wish I could choose all of you! Thank you again for playing along :P6:

Here are my winners...................... :winner: :winner: :winner: :winner:

1st - Kelly Foster
2nd - Sara Zenger
3rd - Beverley Warwick

:J: :J: :J: :J: :J:

Kelly's layout just wowed the heck out of contains every single thing I love! Her colors just jumped out at me, and it really impressed me. Sara's misting and distressing caught my eye, and I feel like it truly embodies all of my favorite techniques. Beverley's page used so many of my favorite things, and she even used a sketch, which I love. These three are my top choices.

:P4: :WW: :P4: :WW: :P4: :WW: :P4: :WW:

I am so honored to be a part of this amazing competition. I never really thought I had any kind of "style," but seeing you guys create pages based on my own has shown me otherwise. I realize now that I do have a style...although I don't know the word for it...haha! I really am floored at all the terrific pages. Thank you, again, for letting me be a part of it!! And thank you to Erin for inviting me to join in!

Good luck with Week 3, everyone!

HERE are the layouts...

1st Place: Kelly Foster

2nd Place: Sara Zenger

3rd Place: Beverly Warwick

Thank-you SO MUCH to all who participated this week- your layouts were insightful, inspirational, and truly showed that you got to know Missy's style and put it to work!! Congrats to the winners this week!!

A special thanks to Missy for taking part in the competition- for challenging these girls to go outside their comfort zone and perhaps try something they never have before! YOU are an inspiration!!

Have you seen the latest STAR?? If not, be sure to scroll down to Belinda's post below!!


I have been so excited to reveal my STAR. I'm not one that usually follows one designer, but once seeing this girls work I find myself returning back to it all the time. So without further delay, here is....


Hello! My name is Jessy Christopher. I am a preschool teacher & an avid scrapbooker in Malaysia. Married to my sweetheart, Eric for 7 years now & we have 2 feline fur-babies. I started off with digital & hybrid scrapbooking and finally ventured into paper scrapbooking in the early of 2008. What I love the most about scrapbooking is the freedom to express myself. My creations have been featured in various manufacturers websites, published in online magazines & also scrapbook magazines ie; Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts & Scrapbook Trends. Also designing for Basic Grey, Doodlebug Design, Donna Salazar Designs & My Scrapbook Nook.

Jessy has a fantastic blog and a love following her on Pinterest too, check it out!

And as usual we too have been asked to do a layout in the style of our STAR. 

... Love Belinda

Your challenge is to design a layout in the style of the STAR, (not a scraplift of any of the STARS'
designs) so be sure to go do your homework and check our her blog to see what inspires you the most.


They will then be judged by the STAR. Each week points will be awarded for first (4 pts), second(3pts) and third (2pts), and all other entries will receive 1 pt. At the conclusion of the competition the one with the most points will bag the STAR prize, with second and third receiving a consolation prize.

Have fun ladies, and I cannot wait to see what you have created.....your layouts should be uploaded over here... by 8pm Tuesday 29th May 2012.

**NOTE: Please include a blurb about what aspect of the STAR's designs and style have inspired you, and how you incorporated them into your layout. Additionally, please include your name in the title of your layout to assist with the judging- thanks!!**


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