Family Birthday Calendars now available at A2Z Scraplets

Hi everyone! I hope you are well. Thanks so much for all your well wishes for my dear little family. We have all recovered well and truly now thank God but getting back into rhythm and catching up on things like housework is always so hard so I am sure I should just leave it all and get creative yes? LOL

Today I wanted to quickly share with you all a new fun product available from A2Z Scraplets and it is an Off the Page item which is very exciting. I have always loved off the page projects and even love them more when they are useful things so of course I was super dooper excited about this Family Birthday calendar when Julie sent me one. Ok so I have been pinning these on Pinterest for years and thinking what an amazing idea they were so you never forget which family birthdays are in which month of the year but alas pinning doesn’t usually mean that I will actually create the project, it just goes to the back of my mind along with the millions of other pretty and useful ideas i get off Pinterest LOL. So of course for Julie from A2Z Scraplets to go and cut and create a complete kit ready for me to assemble and decorate then I knew this project dream could finally become a reality.

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Ok so I love chalk boards and the current chalk board trends in the scrapbooking world get me so very excited but my darling husband who has tolerated me painting and spreading glitter everywhere for years, has banned chalk and playdo from our household after too many really bad messes that took way too much effort to clean up. You know that caked on chalk that seems to be cemented into your pathway and caked on so good it will be there forever? Yeah we had one of those occassions so let’s just say I am honouring my husband and not creating a chalkboard family birthdays calendar like I originally dreamed, buy instead a chalk board look Family Birthdays Calendar and isn’t it super fun?

I have used the fabulous Prima Marketing Optimist Collection and wow wow wow I love it so much. I have used 2 sheets of the measuring tape paper on the background (which is wood not chipboard) and after sanding back the edges, i have coated the paper with a layer of Gel Medium before adding wave patterns with my comb painter’s tool thingie (super technical terminology). While the background dried, I have painted 2 A2Z Scraplets Doodlets with various Ranger Liquid Pearls paints using a thin paint brush to add lots of amazing colour details and I have adhered these 1 on top of the other upside down ready for my Family Birthdays title to go over the top.

Next step was to decorate the Family Birthdays word and the circles. To do this I have simply sprayed them all with Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine Spray Mist and allowd to dry completely before inking the edges of the circles with Chalk Fluid Inks in Grey and adding some random edging to the words with 3 different shades of Ranger Liquid Pearls which were also used on the Doodlet. I then tried my best at writing some fun Chalk Board doodle writing with the names onto the circles before putting the calendar together.

The last addition was lots of beautiful Prima Marketing flowers and majority of them are from the Prima Optimist collection so of course coordinated perfectly but I have also added 2 large older Prima Marketing Fabric Flowers for some more fun texture and colour. Last thing that I did was added some Black Gesso to the edges of the petals of the flowers and allowed it all to dry completely.

Products used for this project include…
A2Z Scraplets Family Birthdays Calendar
A2Z Scraplets Doodlet  25 x2
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Black Spray
Prima Marketing Optimist Collection papers & Flowers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Gel Medium
Chalk Edger Fluid Inks
White Opaque Pen
Black Gesso
Ranger Liquid Pearls in various colours
Helmar 450 Quickdry Adhesives
Helmar Scrap Dots

Well that is it from me today, click the above link in the Product list to view and purchase the awesome Family Birthdays Calendar on the A2Z Scraplets website. They are only $15 and come with the wood backing and all the chipboard goodies, metal bits and even the Month abbreviations that I accidently forgot to use whoops. Don’t forget to stock up on lots of other fabulous A2Z Scraplets chipboard goodies while you are there and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z New Release – You Are So Beautiful Title

Hi everyone! Have you seen the awesome new release over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog this week? Eeeekkk the inspiration is incredible from our fabulous Design Team and there are tonnes of new goodies available in the A2Z Scraplets store for ridonkulous prices! Click here to visit the blog and see them all.

Today I wanted to share this layout that I have created with the new Speech Bubbles from A2Z. You can view and purchase all the new releases on the A2Z website here.

While you are there, don’t forget to check out the awesome A2Z Scraplets Kits available on the website here. They are all $15 and under CRAZY PRICES!

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Products Used for this layout include…
Prima Marketing Delight Collection Patterned Papers including some fussy cut
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Angels & Junkyard Findings Typo Zippers
Prima Marketing Flowers Various
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Copper Grace Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flowers in Pink, Dusty Pink, Cream, Latte & White
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title
Acrylic Paint
Ranger Glossy Accents
Gesso
Fancy Pants Decorative Glassine Bag
Maya Road Manilla Shipping Tag
White Satin Seam Binding Ribbon
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape

Tune in tomorrow for another new release creation for A2Z Scraplets and until then, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior

Some Sneak Peeks…

Hi everyone! Ok I have been so super busy scrapping my little butt off this week and I feel like I have done nothing because I am not allowd to share any of it yet eeekkk. That makes the anticipation building up even more exciting yeah? Ok if you aren’t a follower of me on Instagram (feel free to look me up amypriorcom is my username) then you would not have seen all the sneak peeks that I have been posting. This week I have created not 1 not 2 not 3 but 12 yes 12 layouts so here is a quick sneak peek at each one just to tease you until I am allowd to share…

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Hehehehehe I am such a tease aren’t I? Be sure to check out the A2Z Scraplets Blog here on the 15th & 16th September to view all the amazing new releases for this month and awesome inspiration from our fabulous Design Team.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Totally Love This Chickie – July A2Z Scraplets New Release

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

Hi everyone! So glad to have you here to share another fabulous layout using the new July Release gorgeous A2Z Scraplets chipboard. Checkout the first release blog post on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here and keep checking back here for more how tos from me.

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To create this layout, I have used the fabulous papers and stickers from Echo Park Here & Now Collection along side some super cute My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico & Pink Paislee Elements.

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The awesome chipboard LOVE word was embossed using Tim Holtz Sizzix Embossing Folder and then painted using some Acrylic paints ombre style, followed by some inking with Ranger Black Archival Ink on the raised dots. I just love this title it is so fun and has so many possibilities.

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Some doodling, layering and thickers added to the title then voila! She was finished and was a super quick layout because of the lack of paint mediums. The chipboard always dried really quickly with water based paints if you are sparing which is awesome.

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Well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for some more A2Z Scraplets July New Releases Inspiration and 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

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

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Good morning, good day and good night everybody!

 Amy here to share a fabulous off the page project that I recently created using some fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard pieces. Did you know A2Z Scraplets sells retail now and at crazy affordable prices? Seriously click here to go shopping after you read my post of course LOL.

My neice’s birthday party was yesterday and unfortunately I had completely forgotten about it until Saturday afternoon. In all fairness, my whole family has been sick for over a week AND I held a huge Alice in Wonderland Themed Birthday party joint for me and my daughter on Saturday so I have been seriously preoccupied. Anywho, I was out of funds and out of time and all I could do was make some fabulous gifts for her to enjoy.

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I had this fabulous giant Kaisercraft Mirror that I have literally been hoarding for about 3 years. I just knew it would be perfect especially because my brother and his partner are just about to buy their first home and will be able to decorate to their hearts content (as opposed to rentals where it seems you aren’t allowd to put a nail in the wall anywhere).

To start off this creation, I wanted to add lots of different texture. To create the texture, I have added random strips of masking tape, some gel medium that I have swirled a pattern into, as well as 2 A2Z Scraplets Floralette 4 Flourishes. I turned one around so they are mirrored on either side and adhered with some Gel Medium.

The next step was some pretty lace around the inside of the frame and followed by a couple of coats of Gesso to prime my surface. I used a really thin Gesso because I didn’t want to lose my texture but because it was thin, I needed a couple of layers.

Because I was short for time, I have heat dried with my heat tool in between each and every step. I literally created this and one other project in less than 3 hours which is great because I am impatient! The next step was to spray lots of beautiful coloured sprays over the surface. I went with a mixture of Pink, Yellow, Blue & Purple and used a variation of Dylusions Ink Sprays, Lindys Stampgang Starburst Sprays as well as some Glimmer Mists. I didn’t want the colours to mud up too much but blend a tad so I have only sprayed 1 colour at a time in random spots and then heat dried, then repeat etc etc.

Again I have heat set all that beautiful colour when I was happy and I then wanted to highlight the beautiful texture and detail but it in a subtle and pretty way. I decided to mix some Texture Paste with White Acrylic Paint and then, using my finger, I have highlighted all the raised areas including the chipboard, lace and along the edges of the entire mirror. I added some green Liquid Pearls to the leaves on my chipboard to bring them out a little and to add some more green to the mix.

The final additions were lots of beautiful Prima Marketing Flowers shabbied up using my finger and paint/texture paste mix just on the tips of the flowers.

The result was really breathtaking and I was so proud that I got both this and another amazing gift completed  in such a short time for my niece. Luckily I have a box here of cards already made because I forgot to make a card in my creative session LOL. Anywho, I will be back in a few days time to share the second fabulous Off the Page Project that I made for my beautiful Neice. This time, a treasure box!

To view and purchase the A2Z Scraplets Floralette 04 Chipboard Flourish click here or on the image below. 

 

For adhesives, Helmar is always my first choice including my everyday friends Scrapdots, 450 & Decoupage.

Don’t forget to check out this month’s colour challenge post here and tune in in a few days time to see the next handmade gift for my darling niece. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx