Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today is the last day..... enter to win a $10 gift certificate to  They have gotten so many new items in!!

Make sure you read my previous post and leave a comment so you can be entered. 

March 5th is reveal day for the new March Kits....cannot wait for you to get your hands on it...its absolutely fantastic!!  Happy Leap Day!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Girls Layout and A Giveaway!

I managed to squeak out a layout with a house full of people the last few days.  We have been pretty busy entertaining this weekend.  Last night we had a Trivia Night Fundraiser for our local Business Association.  It was a great time, and we had such an awesome night.  Dom and I won the Grand Door Prize....A BRAND NEW $400 Grill!!! woo hoo...on top of that our team came in second and we won $100 (to split between 8 people lol)....Doms BFF from Grad school has been visiting since Thursday and it was fantastic to see him.  I guess it is a good thing they slept late because I got to do some creating!!

Here is a layout I did of me and my bridesmaids.  I used Teresa Collins Freestyle line that I got from's store.  These papers combine 2 colors that i would NEVER think to put together....Orange and Pink.  But I actually love the way this one turned out. Here is what I came up with:

I first distressed and inked the background pattern paper.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge Distress ink to get the color I wanted. Then I cut the circle out of the next layer and water distressed.  Next I took Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress stain to ink the inside of the circle.  For the flowers I used several different Distress Stickles to give them some dimension and color.  Here are some closeups of the flowers:

The flower in the right hand corner I made using a Spellbinders Donna Salazar Carnation Die and more of the awesome papers from the Teresa Collins line.

Now....don't forget the giveaway I am doing here at my blog!  I am giving away a $10 gift certificate to to one lucky person.  Its very easy to win.  All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, then become a follower of Scraputante's Blog, (theres a great new challenge posted over there too), come back over here and leave me a comment.  Tell me a little about your scrapping style, or anything you feel you want to tell me!  Thats ALL!! The contest will run through Midnight on Wednesday February 29th.  I will pick one lucky winner via Randomizer on Thursday March 1st.

March 5th is reveal day for the March Kits...make sure you head on back over. The March Kit is my favorite so far...its absolutely GORGEOUS.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Giveaway!

So much exciting news happening at  Just in from Sweden's Pion Designs is the Fairytale of Spring collection...It is absolutely GORGEOUS!  Also recently received Zva Creative and Harmonie from Quebec.  There are so many different lines available at Scraputante.  Kelly is hopeful she will get all of the new product entered in this weekend, so make sure you head on over to Scraputante and see whats new!

Also, Scraputante announced a new Design Team member today....Miss Holly Corbett!! What a fabulous addition to the already awesome team Kelly came up with.  Can't wait to see what she does with these kits. Im sure she will not disappoint.

There is one big announcement coming from Scraputante on March 1st so make sure to check out their blog.  To make sure that you don't miss the big announcement, I am going to do a giveaway! Its simple! All you have to do is head over to Scraputante's blog, become a follower, and leave a comment.  Then become a follower of my blog and leave a comment here on this post.  You can tell me anything you want, your favorite paper line, your favorite style, anything about scrapbooking you want to tell me...

You have until Midnight on Wednesday 2/29 to do this.   And on Thursday, I will randomly pick a winner of a $10 gift certificate to 

Thank you all for all of your support, I truly appreciate it!  Here is a sneak peek of my Design team work from the March Vintage Kit.  Reveal Day is March 5th!! Make sure you check out all the great work by the fabulous design team:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Scraputante's Ultimate Black and White Kit

This was not a very productive scrappy weekend for me, but I did get this layout done featuring the AMAZING Ultimate Black and White kit from Scraputante. This kit features the awesome Bo Bunny Enchanted line as well as Teresa Collins' Timeless papers.

Here is what I came up with:

I used some red paper from GCD Studios that I have had in my stash forever to mat the photo.  The black and white velvet flowers came in the kit, as well as large gem that is part of  the Bo Bunny trinkets.   The red flowers were created using white flowers I had in my stash that I misted with Tattered Angels Candy Apple Red Mist.  The tag was made using a sticker from the kit and some small white flowers I had left over from my January Vintage kit from Scraputante.  I used a template to mist the brick wall  on the left using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and a stencil from The Crafters Workshop.  

Here is a close up of the flowers:

Thanks for looking.  Head on over to Scraputante and check out what is new and exciting in their store! New stock is coming in all of the time!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exciting News!

I am so pleased to be able to announce that I was chosen to be on the design team for Scrap A Doodle Doo.  I will encourage you all to stop by and visit their store!  I am humbled by this opportunity and am super excited to see what great goodies I get to play with!

Head on over to their blog and check them out! Scrap A Doodle Doo!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New CHA Releases Available

I just got word today that there are several new CHA releases now available at!! WOO HOO!!  Head on over there and check out was it new.  There is new stock every week.  Scraputante prides itself on keeping up on the latest and greatest in the scrapbooking and cardmaking world!

While your browsing the site, don't forget to stop by and see what the Design Team is up to!! They have all of their work with the latest February Vintage and Cute Kits as well as projects with other papers available in the store.  It is a fantastic place for inspiration!

Don't forget all Valentine's themed products are on sale from now untl February 14th.  Plus you get free shipping.  Just use the code made especially for my closest friends COURTNEYFREESHIP.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am currently working on a great project for a friend of mine's daughters.  I am so excited and will post it as soon as it is complete!  Have a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Great Deals available at Scraputante!!

There are all kinds of discounts going on over at Scraputante.  Kelly is offering 25% off all Valentine's Themed Products from now until February 14th, with the purchase of $25 or more!!  Also you can still use my free shipping code COURTNEYFREESHIP and save there!

So you may want to know what great new lines Scraputante has right?  Well, here you go!! Here is just a small glimpse into the new inventory coming in!

PLUS!! the entire Spring line of Anna Griffin which is sure to be a pleaser!!  Head over to Scraputante now and check it out!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

And the Winner is........

My first blog giveaway is complete, and I am proud to announce the winner of the Heart Box AND a  $10 Gift Certificate to Scraputante is...........


Please send me your address via email to and I will get your prize out to you this week!!

Here are the results from Randomizer

  1. Pamala
  2. Sharon
  3. Sue
  4. Misty
  5. Sugar
  6. Janet
Thank you again for participating!! I am going to try and do a monthly giveaway, so keep on following my blog.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Last Few Hours for the Giveaway!!!

The Giveaway of the heart box and $10 gift certificate to runs until Midnigh tonight!  Tell your friends about it.  Leave a comment on my previous post and you will be all registered.  Tomorrow morning I will pick the winner through!

Don't miss out on this great prize!! Thank you to everyone who has participated to make this a really fun giveaway!