Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I am so excited to announce my first ever Blog giveaway!! I am so excited to be giving away the Maya Road Heart Box that I designed for this months Altered Project over at Scraputante.  But, thats not all!!  The winner will also receive a $10 gift certificate to Scraputante.com!! Thats right one contest, two great prizes!!

Of course, the one I send you will not have my wedding photos in it!! Tell all of your friends!!

How do you win? Its simple! Become a follower of this blog, become a follower of the Scraputante blog, and then come back here and leave a comment that you have become a follower.  I will put all of the entries into Randomizer.com and one lucky winner will be announced!!

Don't wait this contest will only run through Friday February 3, 2012!!

PS If your shopping in the Scraputante store, don't forget to use COURTNEYFREESHIP for free shipping on your order!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ice Castle and Big Announcement

This is my final layout for this month for Scraputante.com.  This February Vintage Kit was such a blast to work with!  There is so many great items in these kits and I still have some scraps to use later on!!  The best thing about these kits is that you don't have to commit! You can buy this month, and if next month doesn't tickle your fancy, you can skip it (although I don't see how that could happen)!!

This is a photo we took in Disney when we were there in November.  It was all decorated for Christmas and just absolutely gorgeous!!!

For this layout I used the fabulous Authentique and Teresa Collins Papers from the kit.  I punched the edges of a couple of the pages.  I used a Prima Flower from the main kit and the rose lace.  The Leaky Shed Chipboard is part of the Chipboard add on!!  I covered it in gesso and then colored it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Silver Glimmer Mist.  Thank you so much for looking!  

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a big announcement!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Heart Box Altered Project

This is design team work I did for Scraputante.com.  This is their altered project kit for February!! I had such a fabulous time with this kit!! Here is the top outside of the box!

The first thing I did to the Maya Road Heart box was to glimmer mist it with Tattered Angels Scarlet Glimmer Mist.  I took the papers from the kit and punched out little scraps with a Postage Stamp punch. I layered the punch outs haphazardly around the border of the box.  Also the "Cherish" was included in the kit. I layered it with Gesso and then misted it with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.  The next thing I did was cluster the roses and pin from the kit in the upper left corner.  Here is a close up of the flower cluster and pin and the Cherished Chipboard:

Here is a close up of the side of the box.  I placed the lace from the kit around the side of the top of the heart box.  For the bottom of the box, I cut 3/4" squares out of the different pattern papers and applied them in a quilt like pattern around the entire outside of the bottom of the box.

When you take the lid off of the box this is what it looks like:

And here is a closeup of the inside of the box:

Inside the box I cut some of the beautiful Authentique papers to fit in the bottom and then I created 2 mats for my photos.  I chose to include 2 of my favorite photos from our wedding.. They are the photos of us exchanging our rings.  I took a few more of the flowers from the kit and glued them to the bottom of the heart.  The stamp was  one that I had in my stash from Technique Tuesday.  I distressed the edge of the pp with the stamp on it with Vintage Pink Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.

Thank you for visiting my gallery and I hope you enjoyed this project.  You can get this amazing kit at Scraputante.com!! Don't forget to use your free shipping code COURTNEYFREESHIP. and you have a few more days to get a 20% off coupon code over at Scraputante's Facebook Page! Head over there today:

Reveal Day At Scraputante

Hello All,

Today is Reveal Day over at Scraputante.com.  I had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous February Vintage Kit!  And wowsa is it gorgeous!  It is full of beautiful Authentique papers, Teresa Collins Papers, plus there is a gorgeous Dusty Attic Add on, and Flowers and Bling add on...You really need to head over to Scraputante for all the details on this kit as well as their adorable Cute Kit!

This first kit is made with gorgeous Authentique papers, a couple of Martha Stewart punches, some gorgeous Websters Pages Feather Flowers and a beautiful pin, and some Prima bling.  The "buttons" on the left side of the photo are from the Authentique Die cuts, and I simply covered them with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

The next layout is of my favorite photo from our wedding.  I used some Authentique papers, some Teresa Collins Paper, the doilie from the kit, some black card stock and some of the Bling included in the kit.  The Flourish is part of the Dusty Attic Add on.  I misted the doilie using some Glimmer Mist which is also available at Scraputante.

I made the large grey and pink flower using an EK Success rolling flower punch and I am so happy with how it came out! Was my first time using it and I'm glad I did.

The final layout for today is of my aunts wedding in 1978ish.  I took Teresa Collins Timeless Flocked paper and masked the flourish on the left side and used Glimmer Mist Silver.  Then I took some of the Authentique paper and matted the photo and used water distressing to create the distressed look.  I also matted the paper with a sheet from Teresa Collins Timeless collection.  The flourish above the photo is part of the Dusty Attic Add on which is SOOO Worth it...I applied Gesso to give it some texture and then misted it with  Silver Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Tattered Angels Chalkboard bubble gum mist.  That large white flower is from Prima and is also part of the Flowers and Bling add on.

Thank you so much for looking and stay tuned for an altered project I worked on for February.  It is a beautiful Maya road Heart Box....Those photos will be coming shortly!

Thanks for the visit and don't forget you can get FREE SHIPPING at Scraputante.  Use the code COURTNEYFREESHIP!  Kits are limited so call and get your kit today!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FREE SHIPPING at Scraputante.com

Hello ladies,

I just got approval to give out a code for free shipping at Scraputante.com.  I am so lucky to be part of the design team there.  I have such talented people working beside me.

Scraputante has only the highest quality scrapping merchandise.  Many things that you can not find in the big box stores.  They also have a monthly kit club, with several different options.  Right now their January Cute and Vintage kits are 25% off!!! Plus now you can get free shipping!

The coupon code for free shipping is COURTNEYFREESHIP! and is combinable with any other coupon codes you may have.

Happy shopping, you won't regret stopping in there and looking around.  There is definitely something for everyone!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Once Upon a Time

This is a layout I did for a challenge over at cafemom.com.  I belong to a small group of wonderful scrappy ladies.  There are 6 challenges posted each week and a few monthly challenges.  You have all month to complete the challenge, so it makes life a little easier.  Not so strict deadlines!! You also can pick and choose which challenges you want to complete.

Here is the layout I came up with for this particular challenge:

This is a picture of me standing in front of the castle at Disney World.  I called this layout "Once Upon a Time" because every girls fairy tale begins with a castle.  I pulled the colors from the top of the castle.  I cut the doilie circle out with my Pazzle as well as the picket fence.  I then used a Dusty Attic long stem flower and glued some flowers onto it.  The blue flowers were originally white.  I used Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Stain to color them. The background was misted using Lindy Stamps Gang Moon Spritz.

Thanks for looking!  Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Villari Family Layout

I got back in my scrap room for a bit this evening...and had such an amazing time scrapping this photo.  I was having some trouble with my mojo, but it quickly came back to me.

For this layout I used Teresa Collins Mr and Mrs Line, and some In Stitch'z Templates that I purchased from Scraputante.com.  Then I simply added some bling and flowers I had in my stash.  I tried to keep this layout simple because this photo is so amazing all by itself.  This is my husbands dads side of the family (sister, brother in law, brother, hubby, me, nephew, dad, and stepmom).  I love the fact that we all got together for a family photo. 

Here is a close up of the circle, where you can see the stitching and bling close up:

And here is a closeup of the stitching on the side:

Thank you for looking and I hope you all have a great week ahead!

Acrylic Mini Album

Happy Sunday.  I am so excited to bring you my last design team project for this, my inaugural  month for Scraputante.com.  This is the Maya Road acrylic House Mini Accordian Album.  and Fancy Pants Winterland paper kit.  Oh what fun this was to work with.  Today I am giving you close ups on the front.  Tomorrow, I hope to post photos of the back and of the album as a whole (its still drying LOL).

Here is the front cover:

I used the paper that had a very pale snowman and used gesso to bring it out and make it pop.  Then I used Viva Pearl Pens to make the eyes, mouth, buttons and nose.  The window is created using Dusty Attic, covered it in gesso, and then misted it using Glimmer Mist Vintage Pink.  I then reapplied gesso in the corners and used Star Dust Stickles to make them sparkle.  The roof ridge, I used gesso on a sponge to create the snowy look, and then placed Diamond Stickles along the edge to give more sparkle.  When you open the album, this is the inside cover:

Again, just more of the Fancy Pants beautiful Winterland Papers and cotton to create the snow.  On this side, I also used Adirondack Alcohol ink in Latte and Silver along the edges.

The second house of the album looks like this:

Just enough space for those winter snow photos.  Here I applied gesso to the ridge of the roof, and used stickles to create what looks like icicles falling off the roof.

Here is the next page:

More Beautiful Fancy Pants Winterland papers and I just used stickles to create the snow on the roof of this house.

Here is the next one:

This paper was one of my favorites in this paper pack.  I used just a little gesso and glitter to create the snow on the ground, as well as at the peak of the roof. It adds a subtle touch of bling.

And the next one:

This house, I decided to cover the entire house with this paper, and just add two small blocks for photos.  I also used an EK Success Punch to create the snow on the roof of this house.

Here is the last house.  

This roof line I used Ranger Pefect Medium and a stamp and used just glitter to create the beautiful ridge line of this house.  I also used Viva Pearl pens to create the bling coming down the side of the mitten paper. 

This project was so much fun to create!  I can't wait for the entire thing to dry so I can take complete photos!! Thank you for looking and go ahead and buy this kit over at Scraputante.com so you can create your own gorgeous album!!! They have such amazing supplies over there!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Free Shipping at Scraputante.com

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know about the great offer over at Scraputante.com.  Check out their blog and leave them a comment, and you will get a coupon code for free shipping!!  They have so many great items in their store and they add more every day!!!

I am hoping to get in my scrap room tomorrow and just create the day away!  Have a great weekend!