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

Flourish with a Bling You Are So Beautiful

Hi everyone! I am over on the Flourish with a Bling Blog today here with a fabulous new Shabby  Chic layout. Here is a little sneak peek teaser…

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Don’t forget to head on over to the Flourish with a Bling Blog here to check out the full details.

Products used for this project include…
Prima Marketing Jodie Lee Designed Delight Collection Papers – some fussy cut
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Title
Ingvild Bolme Shabby Resin & Typo Zippers
Acrylic Paints
Flourish with a Bling Grace Copper Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Chloe Pearl Flourish
Flourish with a Bling Elise Flowers Pink, Latte, Dusty Pink, Cream & White
Ranger Glossy Accents
Helmar Scrap Dots
Bazzil Marathon Tape Runner
Various Prima Marketing Flowers
Fancy Pants Decorative Glassine Bag
Maya Road Manilla Shipping Tag
Satin Seam Binding

My journalling is hidden on a tag which pulls out using the Satin Seam Binding Bow and is concealed inside the Fancy Pants Decorative Bag.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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

Flourish with a Bling & A2Z Scraplets September Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. It is a beautiful day here in the fabulous Central Coast of NSW but unfortunately my day will be spent lining up in queues waiting to lodge my vote for our fabulous country. I know it’s an important day and every vote is equally important but man it’s too nice a weather to be voting LOL. It’s a sunny 29 degrees celcius and I am certain my girls would rather be at the beach.

Today I am over on the Flourish with a Bling Blog here. Here is a little sneak peek but you will have to view my post on the FWAB blog here to see the rest…

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I am also over on the A2Z Scraplets blog today sharing some more Kit inspiration. Check out that post here. Here is another sneak peek of a layout from the A2Z Blog post…

Also have you seen my September Challenge over on the A2Z Scraplets Blog? This month it is a Blind Challenge and I am so excited to be hosting it. Click here to view the September Blind Challenge details and how to enter to win yourself some fabulous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard goodies!

Well that is it from me today everyone! I hope you all have an amazingly fabulous day and don’t forget all you aussies out there to get to your local voting booth today.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Cherish NEW Flourish with a bling flowers

Hi everyone! I am over on the Flourish with a Bling blog today sharing a layout using the fabulous new FWAB flowers! Click here to check it out.

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Other products used for this layout include Prima Marketing Firefly Collection Papers, A2Z Scraplets Stencilet & Chipboard Border, Flourish with a Bling Flowers & Pearls, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist, Glimmer Mist, Ingvild Blome Shabby Resin, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Word.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

August FWAB Quote Challenge

Hi everyone! I am back quickly today to share with you all this month’s fabulous challenge over on the Flourish with a Bling Blog. You can see the blog post here by Chloe who has chosen a fabulous quote challenge for you all this month.

Here is the quote…

Here is my example layout.

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The papers that I have used are an old collection from Echo Park Paper called Springtime as well as some fabulous Prima Marketing Flowers.

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I have misted my background using a Crafters Workshop Stencil and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal. I then dripped some of the color shine as well.

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Add some Heidi Swapp Banners, Flourish with a Bling Chloe Flourish, Typo Crochet Frame, Stickers and doodling and I was done. I just love the colours in this layout and I am loving Chloe’s  quote challenge.

That’s it from me today, be sure to check back tomorrow to find out the winners of my June/July Blog Giveaway!!

Check back Wednesday for the announcement of my A2Z Blog Hop Giveaway!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge + DT application & Prima PPP

If you are here for the A2Z Scraplets Blog Hop, click here to join the fun.

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 a quick layout with you all that is also my entry into this month’s Lindy Stamp Gang Color Challenge plus the Prima PPP for July. Ok so I cheated a little cause the palette is almost identical but my main entry is for the Lindy Stamp Gang Design Team. After my time with Passion 4 Paper, I was introduced and quickly obsessed with Lindy products! Seriously I own over 50 of their sprays plus a few dozen magicals, shots, and embossing powders to say the least. My obsession grew rapidly and my favourites became evident. I have literally gone through 8 x Creme Brulee Cream Sprays, 6 x Cotton Candy Pinks & 3 x Delphinium Turquoise Blues in the space of a year LOL.

So here is the color challenge for July. I am so excited that Lindy’s now doing challenges cause it’s even more of an excuse to use my lindy stash and buy more yummy goodies. Click here to view the Color Challenge Post on the Lindy Stamp Gang Blog. You can also click here to view the Design Team Call details.

Here is the July Prima PPP Challenge also and you can view the Prima Post here

Here is my layout that I created. This photo is actually a fun christmas day photo which is nice to use such an unusual color palette with.

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The background cardstock has had a few layers of yumminess added. Firstly I have added some Plasters Joint Tape that was cut into random upside cloud like pieces followed by some Modelling paste using an A2Z Scraplets Stencilet randomly and quite thick. Besides the fact that I was in a rush and impatient, i just love how the modelling paste bubbles up when heated with a heat gun. It actually raises even more!

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I have then sprayed some various Lindy Stamp Gang Mists including Starburst Colours, Whale Watch Blue, Autumn Maple Crimson, Delphinium Turquoise, Rudolph’s Nose Red & Flat Fabio Caribbean Blue. I just went a little crazy randomly spritzing colour everywhere until I was happy with them.

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I have then embossed the arrows with Lindy Stamp Gang Angel Wings Jade Emboss Powder. The powder is clear with a fabulous shimmer so it’s hard to see on the photo over the white arrows but it’s soooo much prettier IRL.

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I have folded a large doily in half and sprayed it entirely with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Mist Ghostly Gargoyle White. How could I resist adding Lindy’s to everything LOL I often cannot resist.

Next up, I have coloured a bunch of Prima Marketing Flowers using the mists that I had already used on the background and doily. Some of the mists I created pools on my craft sheet, then dipped in the white flowers, some I have  misted and  some I have used a paintbrush and just coloured the tips of petals.

I then decided that I wanted to add some black to the layout so I have used a Sharpie marker and added black to the edges of all the petals randomly and I have coloured some of the background arrows to help them pop.

The patterned paper that I have used for this layout are from the Prima Craftsman Collection. Totally grungey masculine papers but this layout still has the girly soft feminine feel which I love.

I am very excited to have a new tripod in transit with courier today so I can finally start bringing you some fabulous videos! I am very excited and you will have to stay tuned for my regular tutorials.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

P.S. Checkout the Lindy Stamp Gang Category here to view all my recent projects using these fablous products.a