White with 1 November Challenge – Blueberry

Hi everyone! Have you seen the November challenge over on the White with 1 Challenge Blog ? This month the colour is blueberry and we have partnered up with the fabulous Creative Scrappers Sketch Challenge as well as our sponsor Charms Creations. So fun! Click here to see the White with 1 November Reveal Post and the links to our sponsors.

Here is my layout for this month. I have also created a fabulous downloadable file of Blueberry Printables which you can download from here. So fun and makes entering this challenge a piece of cake!

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I have used lots of fun products for this layout including some fabulous Charms Creations products, our sponsor for this month. Here is the sketch from Creative Scrappers for November. Why not play along with both challenges for a chance to win twice? So much fun!

Products used for this layout include…
White Bazzil Cardstock
Crafters Workshop Stencilet
Reeves Texture Paste
Viva Decor Inka Gold Cobalt Blue
A2Z Scraplets Large Starburst Chipboard
Ranger Ink Crackle Paint White
Washi Tape
Various Patterned Papers from Amy Tan, Heidi Swapp, etc
Charms Creations Runner and Star
Dylusions London Blue Ink Spray
Glimmer Mist Sapphire Blue Spray

Don’t forget to head on over to the White with 1 Challenge blog and enter today!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prio xx

Many Faces of You with A2Z Scraplets & FWAB

Hi everyone I am over on the A2Z Scraplets blog today here and also on the Flourish with a Bling blog over here sharing the same layout with different information on both blogs so be sure to check them both out! Here is a little sneak peek…

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So much fun on this one layout so be sure to checkout both blogs for all the details.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking from Scratch September Quote & Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, this is just a quick post with a couple of challenge entries before the month ends tonight. Man can you believe that it is October in 15 hours sheesh I seriously don’t remember how this year has gone so fast but it has flown by.

Yesterday I posted a layout that I wanted to enter into the Scrapbooking From Scratch Sketch Challenge but alas I did not read the rules properly and I was supposed to do an exclusive layout for the challenge but I was naughty and combined the Jot Mood Board challenge with it so I have done a new layout with the same awesome sketch. Here is the sketch again and checkout all the September Challenges on the Scrapbooking from Scratch Blog here.

Here is my new take on the sketch titled Explore Pretty Beach.

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The layout is featuring a gorgeous photo of my 2 girls recently as we were watching the millions of Soldier Crabs scurrying across the sand next to the warf. They are so fascinating to watch and the girls just love going there especially with the awesome park that is across the road.

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I have used the Crate Paper Pier Collection papers for this layout as well as some of the Ephemera Die Cuts Pack.

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The background has been masked with some Modelling Paste and a Crafters Workshop Template and I have finished it off by adding some Prima Marketing Enamel Dots.

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Other bits that I have added include Heidi Swapp Polaroid frame, Acetate Border&  Buzz Words as well as some stickers from My Minds Eye

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Other little bits I have added include the peg, vellum, burlap trim and some Charms Creations Banners.

Next up is the Quote Challenge set by Charm this month and the quote was  “Life is Good”

Here is my take on the challenge titled 4 Wheel Fun.

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I have used the Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection for this layout as my patterned papers and then I have added lots of fabulous other details including lots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in the background as droplets.

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The stickers are various from My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Studio Calico & Jilibean Soup.

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I have added a gorgeous Charms Creations Heart & Cloud to my layout and some Burlap trim behind the layers also.

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I have used the quote Life is Good numerous times over the layout including in stickers and Tim Holtz Tiny Chat stickers.

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Products used for these layouts include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Epehemera
Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection Papers & Stickers
Various Stickers including My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Jilibean Soup Studio Calico
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Embellishments
Charms Creations Banners, Clouds & Hearts
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in colours Sweet Cherry, Georgia Peach, Mustard & Tropicana Teal
Heidi Swapp Acetate Banners, Polaroid Frames & Buzz Words
Prima Marketing Clear Acrylic Enamel Dots Various Sizes
The Crafters Workshop 6×6 Stencil
Modelling Paste
Burlap Trim
Vellum
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner

Well that is it from me for now, 2 posts within 2 hours of each other how good am I? Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A Creative Process – YouTube Video from start to finish

Hi everyone! Just a quick share from me today sharing my recent Youtube Video Upload. This time I have recorded my complete creative process. How I create a layout from start to finish. The video is 43 minutes long but shows every aspect of a page from picking papers through to final journalling. Hope you enjoy.

This is the layout that I have featured in the video…

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Products used for this layout include…
Crate Paper Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Die Cuts
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Compass
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
Reeves Modelling Paste
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Faber Castell Gelatos
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee & Jet Black
Ranger Crackle Accents
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Prima Marketing ABC Stickers
My Minds Eye Frame
Charms Creations Chevron
Machine Stitching
Helmar Scrap Dots
X-Press IT Foam Tape
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Natural Twine

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge 16.1

Hi everyone! I am back today to share a layout that I have finished for the current Scrapbooking Memories Colour Challenge. Have you given this challenge ago? The colours to use are Kraft, Teal, Red & Yellow.

Here is my take on the challenge. I have also got a video of the start to finish process of this layout so check back on my youtube channel soon.

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The papers that I have used for this layout are from Crate Paper the Pier collection.

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I have also used the Pier Ephemera & Die Cuts Pack and some stickers.

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The background paper has been masked with an A2Z Scraplets mask using some Modelling Paste as well as using some Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Mists.

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The discover word is from Pink Paislee Artisan Range and I have used some Gelato to decorate this.

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The chipboard Shape Compass is from A2Z Scraplets and I have decorated it using Gelatos and then some Ranger Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

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The background also has some stamping using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink and I think they are Hampton Stamps but not 100% sure so don’t quote me on that one LOL.

Products Used Include…
Crate Paper the Pier Collection Papers, Stickers & Ephemera
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet
A2Z Scraplets Compass Chipboard
Faber Castell Gelatos
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Sprays
Pink Paislee Artisan Word
Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers
Machine Stitching
Natural Twine
Charms Creations Chevron
Ranger Archival Ink Pad Coffee
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Have you played along with this colour challenge? I would love to see it, share your links in the comments below.

That’s it from me today, Off to church I go, happy Sunday everyone and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room Palette #158

Hi everyone! I am back today with the latest palette from the talented Lydell over at the Color Room. Have you liked their Facebook Page? Be sure to checkout their website here too for the full reveal and the rest of the Design Team inspiration posts…

The Palette…

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…and here is my take on the palette. These colours were definately out of my comfort zone but I just love how this turned out.

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Of course some closeups…

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The background has been lightly sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spray over the A2Z Scraplets Broken Gate 12×12 Mask. Very subtly. I have then cut and distressed all my patterned paper pieces and mounted them onto Brown Cardstock and distressed.

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To decorate the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Clock with Cogs, I have painted it with Brown Crackle Paint, allowd to dry, then sprayed with various Brown Shimmery Sprays and dried with my heat gun making sure lots of puddles of brown formed to create a more aged look.

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When the layout was complete, I decided to add some pearls and drops around the page randomly. I have also painted the edges of all the flower petals and the Sweet title with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.

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Products used include…
A2Z Scraplets Sunrise-Sunset Kit
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Clock with Cogs
A2Z Scraplets Stencilet Mask Broken Fence
Prima Marketing Finnabair Sunrise-Sunset Patterned Papers
Flourish with a Bling Jack Vine Olive Green
Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold self adhesive pearls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray in Bronzer and Gold
Tattered Angels Suede Glimmer Mist
Lindy Stamp Gang Chocolate Truffle Starburst Stain Spray
Manor House Creations Flowers & Feather
Prima Marketing Flowers
Green Tara Flowers
Charms Creations Heart
Prima Marketing Enamel Dot
Pink Paislee Artisan Word
Kaisercraft Flowers
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Runner
Machine Stitching in White & Green
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Antique Linen

Well that is it from me today, until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them

Are you here for my June/July Giveaway? Click here for more info after you have read this post of course :)

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well, as I busily try to catch up on my Design Team Commitments after the chaos of moving house, I decided to have a quick play with the Scrapbooking From Scratch Quote Challenge this for June hosted by Charmane from Charms Creations.

The Quote is “The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them”

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I decided to use the fabulous Modern Romance Line Papers from Websters Pages and I have used the Clean and Simple sides for my backgrounds and then have fussy cut lots of fabulous flowers to use in my clusters.

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In the bottom left corner, I have added some fussy cut flowers alongside a Charms Creation Lollipop, Prima Marketing Ingvild Blome Light Bulb and a fabulous Heidi Swapp Buzz Word.

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I have used some American Crafts Thickers alongside some Prima Marketing ABC Stickers for creating my title.

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The Background has some subtle masking using Texture Acrylic Paint and the Brocade 12×12 Crafters Workshop Template. I applied the paint with a natural sponge to get an interesting effect.

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A Prima Marketing Resin Window, some Prima flowers alongside some Pink Paislee Artisan Elements and the layout was complete.

Overall I would have to say I am not a fan of this layout LOL. I am my own worst critic I know but I went way off track with my original plan and the page suffered.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog and don’t forget to leave me some love .

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Giveaway Winner Announced

Hi everyone! Well we have moved house and my studio is well and truly half way through being unpacked. I hope to get into it this weekend and get it all finished. For now I have to announce the winner of my fabulous May Giveaway! Here is the prize pack that was on offer….

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I have been over to Random.org and the winner of this fabulous prize pack is…

May Blog Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Megan Bylsma. Please email me at amy_prior AT live DOT com with May Blog Winner as the email subject. Please include your address and I will get your prize posted shortly.

Because I am feeling extra generous, I also have an A2Z Scraplets pack of goodies here for a second place prize so Congratulations LisasCreativeNiche, email me at amy_prior AT live DOT com with you May Blog Runner Up as the email subject. Please included your address and I will get your prize posted shortly.

Check back tomorrow for the announcement of my June-July Giveaway!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Flourish with a Bling Design Team

Hi everyone! So sorry I have been so quiet but I am moving house tomorrow YAY and I will have a fabulous studio set up hopefully next week so double yay. I just wanted to come by and announce some exciting news that  some of you might know already and that is that I am one of the new designers for Flourish with a Bling yay. Click here to visit the Flourish with a Bling website and did you know that they now sell retail as well as wholesale? How cool is that.

Here is the full list of fabulous designers that I will get to work along side for the next year…

Amy Prior – Aus (YAY)

Barbara Turner – Aus

Chloe Nielsen – Aus

Evgenia Sokolinskaya – Russia

Helen Tilbury – South Africa

Irit Shalom – Israel

Judith Armstrong – Aus

Kim Kendell – Aus

Laura Gilhuly – Canada

Linda Thompson – Aus

Tatiana Yemelyanenko – Ukraine

Tracey Fowler – Aus

Here are some of my recent layouts using FWAB goodies…

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Ok well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Color Room Palette Release.

Oh and don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my giveaway, stay tuned next week for the winner announcement once I am settled in and find the box that has the gift packed inside 🙂

Until next time, happy scrapping.

Amy Prior xx

Scrapbooking From Scratch May Sketch Challenge

If you are here for my giveaway, click here. Only 2 more days to enter!

Hi everyone, just a quick share today from me. I have entered the Scrapbooking From Scratch Sketch Challenge this month with only a couple of days to spare before closing date.

Here is the sketch and you can visit the Scrapbooking From Scratch Website here.

So here is my take on the sketch. As you can see, I have changed it a little to suit the layout that I wanted and I went with some Banners instead of Chevrons.

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The Patterned Paper, stickers & embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and there is also a Yellow Charms Creations Embellishment used.

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To create the background, I have randomly coated a piece of Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Papers with some Gesso. I then decided that I wanted to cut the strip down the side so out came the Silhouette Cameo Machine and a Princess Crown Border file.

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When the Gesso was dry, I have adhered some lace, tickets and some more Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper to make the layout 12×12 again and then I have randomly stamped some Chicken Wire over the entire page using the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp along with some Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee.

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The chicken wire Chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets of course, and was cut to suit my layout. I have covered the chipboard with a layer of Metallic Pink Acrylic Paint from Viva Decor and then have spraying some Hot Patootie Pink Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Stain Spray over the top letting it pool up a little for a more interesting textured colour.

I have then simply layered lots of fabulous papers from Heidi Swapp’s Sugar Chic collection, added some Doodling and stickers and Bob’s your uncle, I was finished.

That’s it from me today, be sure to check back regularly for more inspiration and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx