Monday, October 21, 2013

Shimmerz OCTOBER 2013 RELEASE.

Some Seriously Cool news from Shimmerz!

This is so very exciting!
Imagine a paint in a bottle...with a nozzle.
It's thick, Its dimensional, its highly pigmented  and check out those colours.

There are 12.

 Released Tuesday 22nd October. (US time)....just a couple of days!

Keep an eye on Facebook and the Shimmerz Blog.

Remember if you mention my name you can get your choice of sample sized Texturez or Dazzlerz.  Just add my name in the "Notes to merchant" when making your order!  EASY........and you get to try something new.
Stay Tuned!

Alacraft. Site Sponsor

Hi there.  Just a mention my blogs sponsor today.

Today I will share their Diamonte Section of their online store.
One word.......FUN

Check here

18mm x 10mm diamante butterfly button set in silver base with stud back

there are butterflies 

15mm x 15mm diamante love heart button set in silver base with stud back


Diamante square buckle set in silver base

ribbon slides (buckles)

Diamante love heart set in silver base


as well as the general scrapbooking style Diamonte's

Self-adhesive coloured flat back diamantes8mm pink flower glue on flat back diamantes

Four whole pages worth!

So many fun things can be done with these products.  I can see dangles on an altered frame, book or  journal. They would be stunning sitting amongst floral arrangements on Layouts or cards.  So many uses!

BEST OF ALL.....check this out.....

How would you like to win $25 of free products every month?
Each month Alacraft gives away $25 of products to one lucky winner of our monthly raffle.
Simple enter your email in the box HERE and you will be automatically entered into this month's draw.
Win or not this month make sure to come back next month and enter again for another chance to win!Click here to find out more!

Remember as always, readers of this site, and The Color Room, are eligible for a whopping 20% discount off their order when they quote the code LYDL20.

Be sure to stop by Alacraft soon.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook. Die cut Embellishing

Welcome to My October Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook.
This month I thought I would have a play with Die cut Embellishments and border strips.  

This month there is a pack of Noteworthy Die cuts from Bo Bunny, and a packet of Canvas borders from Prima in your Main Kit.  They were fun to create with.  Die cuts dont have to be flat and boring!!!

 I began by pulling out the Cardstock die cuts from Bo Bunny and the canvas resist strips....

I sorted through them all and took a look at what I could layer together and add to.  So here are some of the things I did up front.

Distressing edges and adding inks is the first thing I did.  It adds dimension and texture to an other wise flat item.  Really easy to do and adds a lot with not much effort.

I used the distress tool from Prima by Ingvild Bolme

The next thing to do that instantly adds texture is sewing.
I love adding stitching to any little elements, as it makes them so much more dimensional. 

.....add ink and your tiny little boring embellishment has a totally new look!

 I also look for symmetrical elements I can cut in half and layer behind other things, to make them appear larger....great as photo mats in my Project Life!

The next thing I looked for were little areas I could make interactive.
This pack has these little window/door/shutter elements which are perfect to 'open up'.

I popped my journalling under this little open window for my LO this month

I saw a few that I could accent with Glossy Accents, to pick out and highlight a pattern.
This is easy, and really effective!

The other thing I often do, is look at the border strips.  I dont use them as borders, but rather cut them apart and use them as smaller accents.  These little pieces were perfect for that.  Here is one cut apart.

 You can see them featured in my pages in the images to the left,  The little mustard coloured accents, was once a border strip, as was the little white canvas tag!!

And a step further,  I drew on top of the pattern with an embossing pen and then brushed on Perfect Pearls.
This is a lovely, yet easy technique with great results.

The tiny little circles in the pack make cute little flower centres, after I pulled apart the Prima roses, to make them less bulky for my Layouts.  Ink and add a foam dot for dimension.

Which brings me to the next step.  
The next thing is to see what accents can be layered to create more dramatic elements. 
 Foam tape and ink is a must here, to highlight the layering. 
 I have all these lovely little bits and pieces to create with.  Some can be slipped directly onto pages, sneaking them in around flower arrangements, and added to existing embellishing, creating cute little 'groupings' on your project, but some are perfect to layer together creating an entire layered accent to add directly as one piece to a project.

And here are some of the Canvas Border strips getting some they are cut apart, with an eyelet added with string and recoloured with spray ink/paint.

and here they are 'snuck' in around my projects......

This is a great way to make use of co-ordinating die cuts in Kits, and really get your moneys worth out of your Kit.  You can create many Layouts and cards with the one kit, using everything in the pack.  You just keep going until you have run out!  And you feel good about using your stash, ready for next months kit!!!!
Have a fantastic October!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook BLOG HOP.....

to the 

Pam and the Design Team are thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful October kits with an inspiration-filled Blog Hop complete with PRIZES!

If you are hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from Liz's blog.  If you just happened to stop by here to check in on me, please head over to the 
My CreativeScrapbook blog and start the BLOG HOP from there so that you don't miss out on any of the inspiration, prizes, and fun!

Be sure to leave comments as you hop along to each blog... your name could be drawn for one of the prizes!

This month, I worked with the MAIN KIT kit.  Here is a picture of the kit:

Here is what I created with this kit:

Lay Out 1
"He's waving Hello"

Lay Out 2- 
"i-pad Love"

Lay Out 3- 
"One Fine Day"

and my Project life Spread for Week 35
Side A

 and Side B.....

We are so excited about our kits and hope that you are, too.  For more information about any of the kits, or to reserve your kit, please visit

Before you go,

remember to leave a comment and follow my blog 
to be eligible for the prize drawings!

Your next stop on the blog hop is

Thanks for Hopping today, hope you have enjoyed it so far!

And heres the entire link list just in case you missed someone.....

Shimmerz Paints October Challenge.

Its October and we have a new Challenge over on the Shimmerz Face Book Page!  SPC007.

So a good one to maybe get ahead on your card stash, or maybe Christmas cards?

Heres mine seeing it was my Daughters Birthday today.

So all you have to do is create a card, Post it on Facebook and title it SPC007.  Then there is a perk, should you choose to take advantage of it....Place an order on the Shimmerz WEBSITE and mention in the 'notes to merchant' section, that you participated in the 007 challenge and Stacey will add a free paint to your order.
NOT ONLY THAT, but if you win the challenge, you recieve a Paint pack AND a Guest Designer Position for the following month!  Pretty cool, and Super easy!

So get out your Shimmerz and Get card making!!!