The Best Thing About Memories Is Making Them

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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

Prima May BAP & Scrapbooking from Scratch May Quote Challenge

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Hi everyone! I am back to share another quick layout with you all today that I have based on this month’s Prima Marketing BAP Challenge and I have also incorporated the Scrapbooking From Scratch May Quote Challenge  also. Click here to view the Prima May Challenge Blog Post and click here to visit the Scrapbooking From Scratch Gallery to see all this month’s challenges.

Here is the Prima BAP Sketch for the month of May and the Quote over at SFS is “Girlfriends are the sisters we pick out for ourselves”

So here is my take on the sketch and the quote. I actually mucked up the quote a little whoops but it still works. I have used the fabulous Prima Marketing Firefly Collection papers.

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To add more texture to the background, I have added some Gesso using the Prima Donna Downey Random Dots Stencil and I smudged it a little so I decided to scrape the circles down the page to add a more smeared effect. There is never any mistakes in art LOL. When this was dry, I have dripped some Chalkboard Mists & Lindys Stamp Gang Mists down the page and then stamped some random areas with a Tim Holtz Texture Stamp using some Turquoise Perfect Pearls Powder.

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I have used a bunch of Prima Shabby Resin, Flowers, Bling & Alpha for this layout as well as some Prima Donna Downey Canvas Script Flags that I have sprayed with some Chalkboard mists.

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I have then added some Gesso to the edges of the Flags, and threaded through some Twine to add the banner over my layout.  I then grabbed some American Crafts Thickers to spell out Amigos and stuck them down to my Ranger Craft Sheet so I could easily sand them back a tad before adhering to my flags using some Ranger Glossy Accents.

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I just love how this layout has turned out. Some random smearing of Gesso onto some of the Prima Alpha and a Pink Paislee Mistable Arrow added then my layout was complete. As you can see I have twisted and added to the original sketch a little (the banner was added) .

My adhesives by choice are always Helmar including Scrap Dots, 450 Glue & others.

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for reading and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Love U Always

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Hi everyone! I am back to share a quick layout with you all today featuring a pic of my fabulous husband Joel.

To create this layout, I have used various Heidi Swapp papers from both the Sugar Chic collection and the No Limits Collection. I just adore Heidi’s ranges and I was so happy to be able to use some of the super girly range Sugar Chic in a more masculine way.

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Now I never pretend to be very good at male themed layouts but I think I have done my hubby justice here with lots of manly features alongside bright colours and a ray of sunshine feel. To decorate the background, I have used the Harlequin Crafters Workshop Stencil with a mixture Teal Bombay India Ink and some Texture Paste. I also used the negative from 2 A2Z Scraplets cogs packs to add some cog shapes around the border and before they had a chance to dry, I have quickly sprinkled some Silver Micro Beads to add some metallic effect to the cogs. I still wasn’t 100% happy with the cogs so I have gone and coloured some A2Z Scraplets Cog Chipboard pieces using some Dylusions Ink Sprays and Perfect Pearls Mists. Gotta add some sparkle in there hehehe.

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I wanted to add this fabulous A2Z Scraplets Starburst to the layout as well and decided I would layer it with lots of fun papers. I simply sprayed it with some Yellow Perfect Pearls Mist and allowed to dry before I stuck everything down and slotted the starburst in between layers.

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Lots of final touches included some Heidi Swapp Buzz Words, Charms Creations Super Star along with some doodling and journalling. I also decided to add some washi tape and Heidi Swapp Phrase Stickers as well. Doesn’t it look fab? How awesome are Heidi’s product? She is definately an idol of mine. 🙂

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Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to say hello so I can come visit you too. Also don’t forget about my giveaway, only 4 more days left to enter. click here to see the giveaway post.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

The Color Room #150

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Howdy everybody! I am so very excited to be sharing this layout with you all today as my first week designing for the Color Room. I am so over the moon, these ladies have been setting the benchmark for amazing designs for so long so I am completely honoured to be included in the team.

Although I was too late to get in this week’s release, I have played along anyway with this fortnight’s palette. Here it is…

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What a fabulous palette for either a boy or girl layout. Click here to view the Color Room Website and click here to visit their Facebook Page and join in the fun. You have until May 24th to get your entries uploaded either using the linky tool on the Color Room Website or by uploading or linking on the Color Room Facebook Page. There are so many amazing prizes up for grabs!

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Now onto some closeups of course. The patterned paper of choice for this layout was a combination of Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico. The background was given more textured layers by adding some Kaisercraft Paint mixed with Texture Paste using a Crafters Workshop Stencil. When the paint was still wet, I have sprinkled some Orange Micro Beads over the top and then splattered some random spots of Perfect Pearls Mist. Next I have used some Punchinella with Distress Ink to create the circles randomly and followed by some random stamping using my Stampin Up Background Stamp and some WOW Embossing Powder.

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The easiest way to create such a random embossed effect, is to stamp the entire surface using embossing adhesive, followed by pouring the powder over like normal. Before you heat set it, grab yourself a paint brush and brush away random sections of the powder including very solid blocks and lines etc. This gives a more natural feel and some of the embossing powder stuck to the micro beads which I thought was a cool effect.

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The Banners and Brace Shape Chipboar pieces are of course from A2Z Scraplets. The Banner has been covered with some super cute Washi Tape that I found at my local Kmart store last week. I have then added some White Pearl Strips and sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang Fabio Spray. The Brace shape was first covered with a red patterned paper and then some orange striped washi tape was used over the top. I didn’t have much Tangerine so figured this was a good way to create it but it just turned out Orange so I went ahead and sprayed some Orange Perfect Pearls Mist over the top anyway. Gotta add that sparkle!

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Lots of other beautiful elements to this layout including Handmade Halo Mulberry Flower that I have coloured using Lindys Stamp Gang Fabio Spray, Charms Creations Page Runner, My Minds Eye Printed Chipboard Piece as well as some Studio Calico Tags.

Overall I was really happy with how this layout turned out as these colours are definately out of my comfort zone. Be sure to head on over to the Color Room website here and play along for your chance to win some fab prizes.

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can come visit you as well.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Sisters Canvas for Great Nanna

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Howdy everybody! I am over on the A2Z Scraplets blog today sharing this fabulous canvas. Click here to see the full post.

This fabulous canvas was not only created using the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard title, but also lots of Handmade Halo Antique Brass Charms, Prima Flowers and a Flourish with a Bling Laser Flourish. I have added lots of Inka Gold to the Flourish and flowers as well as the edges and stenciled damask.

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I also have some super exciting news to share! Eeeekkk I am over the moon thrilled to be a member of the amazing Design Team over at the Color Room! I cannot believe it because the talented ladies on the Color Room team always blow me away and so I am feeling very honoured to work alongside them. Be sure to checkout the Color Room website here and the Facebook page here to keep up to date. If you aren’t aware of the Color Room, it is a challenge site with a new and fabulous Color Palette and sketch each week to inspire. I have actually printed each palette out for as long as I can remember and kept them in a folder because they always inspire me to work with colours I would usually avoid.

Well that is it from me today, hopefully I will be back with some more inspiration over the weekend but until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx