Monday, June 22, 2009

Bellagio Flowers!

I call these “Bellagio Flowers” because they remind me of the gorgeous glass flower ceiling in the Bellagio lobby in Las Vegas. If you haven’t seen them, you must the next time you are in Las Vegas! 

1. Gather your supplies: standard office transparency, alcohol inks, glitter glue, rhinestones, glue dots, circle cutters and/or punches, and a heat gun. 
2. Dye your office transparency with alcohol inks. Saturation of color is your preference. 
3. Cut varying size circles from your dyed transparency. For each flower you want to create, you will want three to five varying sizes of circles. 
4. Warp each circle using your heat gun. 
5. Stack your flower layers with the largest on the bottom and decreasing in size with each layer, leaving you with the smallest layer on top. Adhere each layer together with glue dots. 
6. If desired, color your rhinestone with alcohol ink. 
7. Add your rhinestone to the center of your flower. 
8. Use your flower on a project! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Last Serendipity Scrapper Standing Contest!

LSSS has started! Wahoo! We have 32 people signed up so far and you have until the end of the first challenge to sign up b/c no one will be eliminated during this challenge! So 1 DAY left.

We have AMAZING prizes. First Prize will consist of a package worth $75-$100; Second Prize will be $50-$75 and Third Prize will be a value of $35-$50 So far the prize packages will include Glitz, Hambly, Kaisercraft, Moxxie and SEI!!!

We also have RAKs for those of you who are scrapping their hearts out but find themselves eliminated...or those who feel like playing along (at any point) just for fun. Also Jennifer, our hostess, has some random challenges designated as "saves". That means if you do that challenge there may be a chance you are saved. But you gotta click here to sign up!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Farmer's Market Recipes Mini-Album

I created this mini-album for my precrop challenge posted over at Serendipity Scrapbooks for the Stay-cation crop. My challenge was to go on an outing to a local farmer's market or u-pick farm and create a summer fresh recipe album that uses the local ingredients you found on your adventure.

For my album, I took photos of one of the main ingredients in its raw stage to include on each recipe page (except the meats - those are finished food photos for the most part). My album has 3 sections - fruits, veggies, meats - and each recipe uses at least one ingredient I can buy at the PSU farmer's market. In each recipe, I italicized and bolded the ingredients that can be bought at the market. Each spread can be seen below!

We have a winner!

A big congrats to TraceyT! I drew her name as the winner of my Crop Addict RAK. Thanks to all that participated. Congrats Tracey! PM or email me your address and I will get your RAK out shortly!

Last Serendipity Scrapper Standing Contest!

Are you ready for Last Serendipity Scrapper Standing ? If you like fast paced challenges and think you can out last, out scrap and out play with the best of them, than this is the contest for you! The contest will start on June 15th and go through July 17th. We some amazing prizes - First Prize will consist of a package worth $75-$100; Second Prize will be $50-$75 and Third Prize will be a value of $35-$50 and includes products from Glitz, Hambly, Kaiser Craft, SEI and more! If you can hang with the best and you think you are top scrapper then get ready to sign up! Get further details and check out the announcement here!

The Crop Addict June kit is so much fun!

I had so much fun with this month's Crop Addict kit. The bright, colorful papers and embellishments are perfect for those summer layouts featuring vacations, picnics in the park and backyard barbecues! You can purchase the June kit in the Crop Addict store and Debbie even offers half kits and a kit add-on!

My most recent Serendipity Scrapbooks review items!

I had a blast working with the Fancy Pants On A Whimsy collection this month for Serendipity Scrapbooks. This line is nothing but fun! The “child artist” feel of each pattern can be used for any page or project where you want to covey a feeling of joy. Use it for projects and layouts about summer fun, babies, friends and vacations. I also had the chance to play with lots of other goodies including puffy Thickers, Petaloo flowers and more! Read my full review here and check out my projects below!

Crop Addict Manufacturer of the month: Jillibean Soup

If you haven't heard of Jillibean Soup, one of the new manufacturers who broke out big at this year's winter CHA, you have to crawl out of that rock! I love this Ohio-based company's products so much which is why I was uber-excited to find out they were the manufacturer of the month for Crop Addict. Here's the projects I created using fabulous products from Jillibean Soup.

Join us this upcoming weekend for a Stay-Cation crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks!

Are you one of the many people that found themselves canceling their vacation this year? Maybe you decided on postponing it or scaling it back to a long weekend. Either way, Serendipity Scrapbooks has the crop for you. We are celebrating Staying Home with a Stay-cation crop. Our Design Team has come up with clever challenges based on our favorite vacation spots and local treasures that we are celebrating. And as with all of our crops, we give away an awesome prize package for the Queen of the Crop, not to mention each challenge and game is good for a RAK. Precrop challenges are already happening with some of our best pre-crop challenges yet! Remaining challenges will be posted on June 12th. Finished projects must be posted by Noon your time on Monday June 15th in the gallery and linked back to the original thread. Get rested up for our first ever Stay-cation!!