Bush Dance Invitations

Hi everyone! I am back today to share a quick project with you all. I seem to be the go to gal for handmade invites lately and everyone from my church and all the school mums are giving me orders LOL it is overwhelming. Today I have some Bush Dance 40th birthday invitations to show you. Ok so I wasn’t 100% sure what a bush dance was but trusty Google jogged my memory and I have come up with these akubra hat invitations using my Silhouette Cameo Machine.

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The cardstock that I have used is a variety of Bazzil, Kaisercraft & other brands as you can see, I did not have enough of the same colours so have varied them up a bit but I think they turned out great.

That’s it from me today, I know such a sad little post but I will be back with more tomorrow but until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

All About Scrap August Sketch Challenge with my sketch!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share with you all the August Sketch Challenge over at the All About Scrap Magazine. All About Scrap is a Swedish Magazine packed full of the most amazing inspiration and talented ladies ever. I was lucky enough to create a sketch this month for the challenge and I decided to incorporate a challenge for myself also. That is, fitting more photos into a page.

So here is my sketch using 6 photos and you can click here to view the website and enter the challenge. 

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I had originally intended on going completely Shabby Chic and had a layout all planned in my head but I then decided to show a more flat easier version still using this very over the top sketch.

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I have used the fabulous Echo Park Paper Co Picnic Mini Theme Papers and stickers. 

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The super fun photos were taken at a recent birthday party for a boy from church and this donut eating competition was so funny to watch and the kids had such a good time trying to eat without using their hands LOL.

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The background splatters were created using Tim Holtz Distress Stains literally just splattered down.

I also have a little RAK on offer for anyone who enters the challenge and also visits my blog and leaves a comment. Checkout the prize…

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Be sure to check out the magazine All About Scrap and join in the fun of this month’s sketch challenge.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop! Comment to win!

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

Welcome to my blog for the A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop. Not sure what a Blog Hop is? Checkout the original Blog Post here on the A2Z Scraplets Blog for more details.

We are happy that you can join us for this fun filled event.

You should have arrived to my blog from A2Z Scraplets Blog. If that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at the A2Z Scraplets Blog to start the hop from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing!

All the Designers will showcase their take on July’s Quote Challenge which is “Days Like This”.

A few things to remember to join in and be eligible for prizes

You must be a follower of A2Z Scraplets, visit all the blogs on the list and comment on every blog at least once through in the 8 days in order to be entered to win the fantastic Grand Prize! You will also get an extra entry if you share this post on your blog/facebook page (leave a link in comments) and an extra entry if you enter this months quote challenge.

You have until Sunday night 28th July 2013 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We will draw the winners of the prizes and will be announced by Julie.

This is my take on the quote challenge…………….

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and a couple of closeups…

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I have used the new release Days Like This Title and I wanted to create my own background with this fabulous title for a change. To do this, I have simply place my chipboard title raw, over the cardstock (Bazzil Bling Yellow) and then sprayed with Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine, moved the chipboard title around and sprayed again and again and again. This has created a fabulous gradual tone of black to yellow and an awesome graffiti looking custom background to match my title.  I also wanted to add a little bit more colour to my background so I have splattered some Teal & Primrose Pink Color Shine randomly.

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I have then added some Yellow Tim Holtz Crackle Paint to the words “LIKE THIS” and decided to spray some Mustard Yellow Heidi Swapp Color Shine over the top to allow some glimmer to soak into those cracks. Then I realised how silly I was doing a yellow title on a yellow background, so I started to scrape some of the crackle paint off to leave the fabulous yellow glimmer cracks showing only with a few chunks of messy crackle paint left here and there. This is definately a fun technique that I will try again because Crackle Paint needs tooth and the Color Shine mist didn’t create that tooth for it. I then outlined the DAYS word with some Pink Flamingo Ranger Liquid Pearls and cut my title up to use as I wanted on the layout.

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The papers and stickers that I have used for this layout are all from the Echo Park Paper Co Here & Now Collection which is a new favourite of mine! I just adore the fun bright colours and fabulous patterns.

Here is the list (click the names to visit their blog, your next stop is Carolyn Zabel’s blog here.

A2Z Scraplets START HERE

Amy Prior

Carolyn Zabel

Holly Connors

Michelle Hodges

Monica Burns

Tracey Thorne

Belinda Scott

A2Z Scraplets FINISH HERE

Because I just love having all you lovely people checking out my blog, I too am having a little giveaway to coincide with the Blog Hop! Yep just a little RAK from me and this is open to everyone internationally. To gain an entry into my personal Blog Hop Giveaway pictured below, simply head on over to my Facebook Page here and LIKE. Simple. Are you on Instagram? Follow me here. Are you on Twitter? Follow me here. For each time you follow me on a social media site you will gain 1 entry into my giveaway. Share the giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and you will gain an additional entry per share. Please make sure you leave me a comment on THIS blog post with links to where you have shared for your extra entries. Don’t forget also to go ahead and comment on my June/July giveaway while you are here so you can be in the running to win even more! My June/July giveaway ends Midnight July 31st AEST but so hurry.

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Yep all this could be yours and YES open internationally postage is on me! RAK includes…

A2Z Scraplets Plastic Sturdy Stencilet
2 Packets of Flourish with a Bling goodies as pictured
4 A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Designs as pictured
2 Packets of Prima Marketing Flowers

All for you liking me! LOL Well that is it from me today, don’t forget to head on over to Caz’s blog here to keep hopping along with us and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Blog Hop announcement! & Love You Layout – A2Z Scraplets July New Release

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

Hi everybody! Before I share my next A2Z Scraplets July New Release Layout with you all, I have to let you all know about an exciting event! A2Z Scraplets is having a BLOG HOP! YAY!!!! Not sure what a blog hop is? The rules are simple. Hop along and visit all of the lovely blog posts that have been linked in the blog hop blog post, leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of those blogs. Then you simply come back to the original A2Z Scraplets blog post and let us know your favourite project! So simple and there is lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs not only from A2Z Scraplets but also from the fabulous Design Team myself included! Yep so many chances to win goodies just for browsing our blogs and telling us what you think.

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Be sure to come visit the A2Z Scraplets blog here on the 27th July 2013 at 8.30am to join in the fun. We have also extended this month’s Quote Challenge “Days Like This”. To coincide with our fabulous Blog Hop, there are some fabulous new release A2Z Scraplets designed with this challenge quote and therefore even more challenge inspiration for you all! Be sure to check back on July 27th.

Now onto the layout. I have created this fabulous layout using the new A2Z Scraplets Love You Chipboard title. You can see the first installment of new releases over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog here.

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To decorate the chipboard title, I have sprayed the chipboard with lots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine Teal and then allowed to dry completely before adding some Helmar Crackle Medium Step 1 & 2. I wanted the cracks to show up better so I have rubbed some Yellow Ranger Liquid Pearls into the cracks and then wiped most of it from the top layer so the cracks stayed yellow.

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The papers that I have used for this layout are from the Echo Park Paper Co Beautiful Life Collection. I just adored layering these beautiful patterns together and lots of fabulous stitching details added that extra definition to each layer.

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The background was created with a simple piece of White 12×12 Bazzil cardstock and a fabulous 12×12 Heidi Swapp Stencil alongside 2 shades of her Color Shine, Peach & Mustard. To create this ombre effect, I have simply sprayed over the stencil, first the peach into the centre, then the mustard on the outter edges then spraying each colour toward each other until I had the desired effect. You could do this with lots of different contrasting colour sprays also.

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A few extra touches including doilies, tags, tickets, twine, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, Studio Calico Ephemera and a fussy cut banner from one of the papers and I was finished.

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I decided to do hidden journalling under one of the layers which you can see here pulled out.

Well that is it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow for some more fabulous inspiration and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

One Heart, One Love, One Destiny – New A2Z Scraplets July Release Chipboard

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

Hi everyone! I am back today to share another fabulous new release chipboard from the awesome July A2Z Scraplets release. Check out the first release blog post here. I will be sharing my projects here on my blog also 1 at a time so keep checking back for the rest of my creations including how tos.

The layout I have to share today is titled One Heart, One Loev, One Destiny and is using the fabulous new A2Z Scraplets title “One Love One Heart One Destiny”. I have cut up the title to spread around my page and I have used the always fabulous, Maja Design papers for this layout and to create the background, I have added some texture paste over a Heidi Swapp Stencil and then done some random stamping using a Stampin Up Background Stamp and Ranger Coffee Archival Ink.

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I decided that I wanted to cut some pretty elements out using my Silhouette Cameo so after choosing some fabulous cut files, I have cut out a gorgeous frame and some swirls and foilage with the Maja Design Papers. I also cut some banners and layered them together with a doily and did some machine stitching.

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The chipboard title was simply covered with a thin layer of Gesso and then stamped with the Stampin Up Background stamp that was used for the background, using some Coffee Ranger Archival Ink.

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To finish off this fabulously shabby layout, I have added some lace from Green Tara and other random lace I had in my stash, plus a tonne of fabulous Prima Marketing Flowers alongside some yummy Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin.

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I have added some texture paste to the ends of the flower petals to help shabby them up a little more and then I decided to add all my sewing threads to the cluster.

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I decided at the last minute to add some blue Tim Holtz Distress Ink to my Chipboard titles to help try make them pop more and I have done this simply with a wet paintbrush straight from the Distress Ink Pad.

Thanks so much for reading along and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another new release share from A2Z Scraplets.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

You Sparkle You Shine

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

Hi everyone! I am going in for surgery on Friday which hopefully will be just minor but it could end up being a major surgery so I might be out of it for a while. I did get a chance to play last night however and created this fabulous layout using My Minds Eye & Rhonna Farrer Designs Spread your wings and Fly Collection. Seriously can I just say that I have always loved Rhonna and her designs but man she still blows me away each and every time she releases something and My Minds Eye and Rhonna are simply a match made in heaven.

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I have also used some fabulous Heidi Swapp goodies for this layout including a 12×12 stencil and 2 shades of Color Shine Mist. I have to say that Color Shine is my definate favourite mist. Yes yes I hear you all saying that I say that about everything but no joke, Heidi’s line is above and beyond all my expectations. The Colour is incredible and vibrant and the shimmer is over the top and so much more than others out there on the market I just adore them! Think Dylusions inks mixed with Perfect Pearls Mists x20! LOL

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To create the background on white cardstock, I have simply sprayed the centre of the page with Pink Color Shine (over the stencil) and then I have sprayed the edges with Yellow Color Shine. I then sprayed some more pink and yellow to help blend and create an ombre effect towards each other. When this was dry I have added a few spritzes of water to my palm and flicked the water over the top to create this cool bleached effect on the color shine. This technique is so fun and easy to use with Water Based paints that are not water proof.

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I have fussy cut my photo for this layout because I just thought it was such a cute pose and it was wanting to be leaned on some pretty papers. I have distressed the edges and machine sewn around the border before adding some washi tape, enamel dots, doilies and the paper layers.

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I have then added some stickers from the My Minds Eye Spread your wings and fly collection and to help distress them up to coordinate with my layout, I have simply scratched the surface with a nail file.

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

Amy Prior xx

Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations

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

Hi everyone! I wanted to come by and quickly share some more super cute baby shower invitations that I have recently made. We have 2 fabulous ladies at church who are due to have babies only a couple of weeks apart so when I made the uber cute duck invitations for Leanee, well Ailish wanted some too LOL. Ailish loves Giraffes so I went and found the cutest Giraffe svg file from http://www.svgcuts.com and got started.

I had to create a card shape for the giraffe to be mounted on and although it isn’t perfect, it did the trick.

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I made 45 of these with the help of my fabulous friend Nicole. I actually cut a few corners and ended up having to recut a lot of these. I definately think SVG cuts needs to work on the elements on this file more but overall Ailish was super happy which is all that matters of course.

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Product Used include:
Bazzil Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo Machine
SVG Cuts Giraffe File
Yellow Satin Seam Binding
Ranger Glossy Accents
X-Press IT High Tack Foam Tape
Helmar Scrap Dots

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

Amy Prior xx