White With 1 October Challenge – Watermelon

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be here to share my first official challenge as a White with 1 Design Team Member. White with 1 is a super fun and popular scrapbooking challenge blog where the aim of the challenge is to include only white and 1 colour in your entire layout. A tiny bit of black is allowd for journalling distressing etc but that is it!

The challenge colour for October is Watermelon. You can check out the White with 1 blog here or the Facebook page here.

Here is my take on the challenge.

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The sponsor for this month’s challenge is 2Crafty chipboard so the Design Team all got lots of little chipboard bits to play with.

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I have had these photos of my eldest daughter Mia with her bestest buddy Tayla for a while and really thought they were perfect to use with this colour palette.

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The background paper is Heidi Swapp Color Magic and has been sprayed with a mixture of Heidi Swapp Sweet Cherry & Primrose Color Shine Sprays randomly. I have then added a drippy crackle paint circle over and over again around the entire background which added lots of fun white texture.

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The patterned papers vary as I raided my entire stash to get this watermelon variety but some brands include Fancy Pants Designs, My Minds Eye, BoBunny, Websters Pages, Kaisercraft and many more.

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Lots of other gorgeous elements were included in this layout including the super pretty Jasmine Puffy Flourish in white from Flourish with a Bling.

Products used for this layout include…
Various Patterned Papers including brands like My Minds Eye, Fancy Pants Designs, Kaisercraft, BoBunny,Websters Pages and many more.
Heidi Swapp Color Magic 12×12 Paper
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sprays Black, Sweet Cherry & Primrose
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Heart
Manor House Creations Flowers
Flourish with a Bling White Jasmine Puffy Flourish
American Crafts Mistable Thickers
Ranger Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint
Various stickers from brands like Jilibean Soup, My Minds Eye, Echo Park Paper & BoBunny
Flair Metal Button
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
X-Press IT Foam Tape
2Crafty Chipboard Filmstrip, Chevron, Arrows & title
Ranger Enamel Dots White
Ranger Glossy Accents
Washi Tape
Punchinella
Faber Castell Gelatos in White & Metallic Melon

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can come and visit you too. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

September White with 1 Challenge – Pistachio

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing this layout today along with some very exciting news. I am on the fabulous new White with 1 Design Team starting in October. I did get the chance to play along this month’s challenge also and man it is awesome! Not only have they gone back to being simply white with 1 challenges but also this month EVERY single person who enters the challenge gets a free set of flair from A Lil Somethin no joke! I couldn’t believe it and all us DT gals got some to play with too. Click here to visit the White with 1 Blog and enter today.

So the colour this month is Pistachio and wow the design team did an awesome job with this one. Here is my take on the the challenge…

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I just adore this photo of my eldest Mia. Both my girls had just finished rolling down a huge hill local to us called the skillion. It was their first time rolling down a hill and they thought I was so silly for suggesting it until they got to the bottom. They were so full of energy getting back up and running back up the hill to come roll back down it was such a fabulous day. Our whole church had just finished walking up the skillion with a cross for Good Friday and it truly was a magnificent day.

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The background was created using Modelling Paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil over some White Cardstock. I have heat dried the modelling paste using my heat gun which created lots of bubbles and interesting texture. I then went to my stash and found whatever papers that I could find with either white neutral patterns or pistachio coloured. Man it was hard cause I found about 50 odd pieces of paper and then I had to sort out which ones to use LOL.

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The papers are from various brands including My Minds Eye, Basic Grey, Websters Pages, Echo Park Paper Co, Stampin Up, Authentique and the polaroid frame on my photo is from Heidi Swapp.

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I had some patterned glassine bags from Fancy Pants that I thought was close enough for me to use to hide my journalling tag in so I have layered that underneath and my tag pulls out to reveal the description of the day pretty much just as I outlined in my above comments.

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I have added lots of yummy goodies to the layout including Flourish with a Bling flowers, Prima Marketing Flowers, Flourish with a Bling Individual pearls, flourishes and vines, Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin and some stickers from various companies including Jillibean Soup, My Minds Eye & Echo Park Paper Co. The finishing touch was my a Lil Somethin Flair badges and some extra pearls here and there then I was done. I was so happy with how this layout turned out I really love creating white with 1 you should definately all try it.

Products used include…
Various old patterned papers from brands Websters Pages, Basic Grey, Stampin Up, Echo Park Paper Co, My Minds Eye & Authentique
Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Decorative Bag
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Self Adhesive Pearls
Flourish with a Bling Green Jack Vine
Flourish with a Bling Maddison & Elise Flowers
Heidi Swapp 12×12 stencil
Heidi Swapp Instaframe
Prima Marketing old flowers
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin Fairy
Various stickers from My Minds Eye, Jilibean Soup & Echo Park Paper Co
A Lil Somethin Exclusive Flair
Modelling Paste

Well that is it from me today and don’t forget to go on over and enter the white with 1 challenge here so you too can you get your pack of free flair badges!

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

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

Some recent publications

Hi everybody! I am super busy catching up on all of my fabulous design team work which I cannot share just yet but I wanted to come and quickly share some recent publications from both Scrapbooking Memories magazine as well as Creating Keepsakes.

First up was a fabulous Hunter Leisure Challenge that I was invited to participate in for the Mother’s Day Special edition of Scrapbooking Memories back in April.

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Next are my first ever publications in Creating Keepsakes, eek I was so excited.

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Well that is it from me today but don’t despair, I will be back tomorrow hopefully.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Berry71Bleu June Challenge

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

Hi everyone can you believe I squeezed in another last minute challenge entry for June? Yep the Berry71Bleu Challenge for June was Summer Theme and I had these fabulous photos of my girls rolling down the grassy hill at Terrigal that were dying to be scrapped.

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I was lucky enough to purchase the June A Piece of Cake Designs Kit and additional kit which I have used for this layout.

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I decided to challenge myself to go back to an older technique that I haven’t used in a while. Tearing. I decided I wanted to tear everything and I have torn the papers, photos and elements which were parts of patterned papers that were included.

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I also thought the black background was such a fun contrast and I cannot remember the last time I used a black background.

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I am so happy with how this layout turned out for such minimal effort. All the wooden veneer Basic Grey Hipster pieces were coloured using the Crayola Watercolor Paints that came in the kit and I have added lots of random stitching the layout to finish it off alongside some fabulous star sequins that came in the kit also.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to leave me some love so I can come visit you too.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx