Sunday, August 19, 2012

In Loving Memory

Good day everyone! I would like to share a layout featuring a good friend of mine from high school that also became one of my clients at the salon. That's me standing behind her holding the mirror. :)
I love my eCraft Purpleberry not only because it's PURPLE, but I love those big circles I can cut without having to trace first! lol I inked the edges of the circle with Tea Dye and added some small gems.

Every flower used in this section is from the Color Me Crazy flowers except the rust colored ones. I love the Color Me Crazy flowers, because as you can see, you can make them any color to match your project! I added some Stickles to the edges and centers of some to enhance them a little.

I picked these flowers up from my local dollar store and altered them. I also added some Stickles to the edges of these as well.

I distressed the edges of my layers and inked them with Distress Ink. I used Tea Dye on the Core'dinations card stock and Mustard Seed on the pattern paper. I used the same technique on the strips I added using the pieces from the edges I trimmed off for the layered effect.

I had this label and ribbon in my stash and for a more creative way to add her nickname "Buttons", I added a couple of buttons to match.

Thanks for looking and have a good day! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Sisters!

Hello everyone! :)
Today I want to share a layout I did of myself and one of my sisters using the Country Drive collection by Echo Park

The 12x12 and 11.5x11.5 background paper is just a couple of pieces from my stash. I used my eCraft Purpleberry to cut a 8x8 circle from the Flutter By piece in the pack and then I cut a 8.5x8.5 piece of white card stock to border it.

The picture was taken a few summers ago but I'm just now getting around to scrapping it! This particular summer, we did almost everything together like we were teenager again!

 The Alpha Stickers and quote stickers that came with the collection works perfect on the cut out Journaling Cards in the handwriting is terrible! :) I used one of my Color Me Crazy flowers in the corner but left it white and just added a large gem I had in my stash and made a stick pin to coordinate. The little yellow bow is also from my stash.

All of the flower embellishments in this section is from the Color Me Crazy pack except for the green layer on the top flower. I used some markers to color the yellow and the pink flowers. The butterfly is one of the card stock stickers that comes in the pack. I applied it to white card stock then carefully cut it out. I bent the wings back slightly and used a foam square to adhere it to the layout.

I created this using one of the element stickers that came in the pack. I adhered it to a piece of white card stock then cut it out to border it. I used the same stripped card stock from the pack named Apron Strings and glued it to white card stock  to create a border for this as well. I used foam squares to adhere the title to the stripped border to give it some dimension.

This picture has always brought back sweet memories of very fun summer I had with my sister and now I'm glad that I've finally scrapped it using such a bright and fun paper pack!

Thanks for looking! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Calling ALL Young Crafters!

Cutters Creek Design Team is please to offer you the opportunity to show off your crafting talent and have a chance to win some wonderful goodies too!!!

Our challenge to you is to make a project, any project and post it to our blog through the Mr. Linky below. Your project can be anything you want, a card, a scrapbook page. . . We would like you to use at least one product that is sold by Cutters Creek. The contest runs between August 1st and August 15th. We will draw one winner from each of the age groups below using and they will be announced here on August 18th. When posting your project to Mr. Linky please include your name and age so we can be sure we get you in the right group for the drawing.

Our age groups are:
1 to 7
8 to 11
12 and older

Want to see the prizes? They are awesome!!!!!!

Prize for the 1 to 7 age group

Prize for the 8 to 11 age group

Prize for the 12 and older age group

So get your creative thinking caps on and start creating. we are excited to see what you make. If you need help with posting your project to Mr. Linky please email me at deannamulder @

Kids crafting contest

(Submissions close in 14d 9h 55m)
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