Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanks with a Twist Challenge!

Happy Friday all!!

It's time for another Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs and it's Joni's turn to host this week!

Joni says...
Since it's the week before we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the USA, what's more appropriate than a "Thanks" challenge? This is perfectly adaptable to anyone not celebrating least I hope everyone has SOMETHING to be thankful for? I call this one "Thanks with a twist."

Challenge: Use the word THANKS (or THANKFUL or THANKSGIVING, THANK YOU...etc)
AND the must also use one of the following: ribbon/trim, twine or washi tape.

You have until noon central time on Wednesday, December 3rd to upload your entry to the Frosted Designs blog for your chance to win a gift card from Dies R Us!

Here's my example for this challenge using lots of Bella Blvd products from the Frosted Designs Store: 
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Bella Blvd Snapshots Patterned Paper Pack
Bella Blvd Snapshots Alphas & Bits cardstock stickers
Bella Blvd Snapshots Paper Pieces cardstock die-cuts
Bella Blvd Snapshots Bookplates stickers
Bella Blvd Snapshots Tabs stickers
Bella Blvd Daily Chevies Arrows stickers - Gulf, Pickle Juice, Pink and Black
Elle's Studio Letter & Number stickers - Teal and Dark Gray
Queen & Co Trendy Tape - Polka Dot Pink
American Crafts textured cardstock - Surf
Sakura Identi-pen

Friday, November 14, 2014

So Suave at Frosted Designs!

Hi all! If you are looking for my Frosted Designs Blog Hop post, CLICK HERE!

I'm here today to share two layouts I created with the awesome Suave collection from Authentique which is available in the Frosted Designs store! The holiday season is upon us and for me, the holidays are all about family. So in the spirit of this, I wanted to scrap two of my favorite photos of my little guy from our family photo session back in February. I also really love scrapping these photos using this particular collection because all the masculine-themed images and sentiments are great for scrapping my toddler and I love that the blues and grays in this collection coordinate perfectly with the outfits we are wearing!

My first layout features one of my favorite photos from this shoot! I love all the different patterns in this collection, and wanted to feature several of them on this layout, so I created a grid photo mat using five different papers. I also used a sixth patterned piece of paper for my background, making sure it was an understated pattern and also leaving a bit of a cardstock border around the entire page. I added interest to the background paper by splattering some mist and liquid pearls in two corners of the page. I accented the page with one of the Suave die-cut title sentiments, a Details sticker sentiment and several of the Circles and Scallops die-cuts. Then I added some Studio Calico wood veneers covered in black Stickles. Lastly, I stitched an embroidery floss circle frame around the photo, making sure Liam was in the bullseye of the circle. 

My second layout is of Liam and I goofing around during the shoot. I again kept with a sort of grid pattern here and also matted my photo on cardstock to help it pop off all the patterned paper. I included several die-cuts and stickers from the collection and finished off the page by accenting several of the the blue polka dots on the background with buttons from my stash.

And here are some closeups for you!

I hope these layouts inspire you to document those precious family moments! Hope you have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:

Friday, November 7, 2014

Frosted Designs Gift of Giving Blog Hop!

Hello there fellow crafters! Welcome to the Frosted Designs "Gift of Giving" Blog Hop!

With the holiday season lurking just around the corner, we decided to give our members some ideas for fabulous handmade items that can be gifted this year! Our Design Team has been working really hard so sit back and enjoy the show as you "hop" along with us!

As you hop along, you will notice each Design Team member has a "secret" word on their blog that makes a quote. Be sure to write it down and email with your completed quote! After you've completed the hop, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and leave us a comment letting us know. One winner will be randomly selected from the comments to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store!

We also have some other fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Creative Embellishments is offering up a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their amazing online store full of chipboard, stamps, flair, and more!

Regina from The Cutting Cafe has generously offered winner's choice for three sets of their choosing to her online store full of digital stamps and cut files for every occasion!

So what are you waiting for? Let's get hopping!

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Megan (you are here)

You have until midnight on November 14th to "hop" along with us! As you hop, be sure to write down the "secret" word from each member's blog. Once you've completed the hop, you'll have a completed quote! Email that to for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes listed above!

So, now it's finally time for me to share my "Gift of Giving" project. I created this set of four greeting cards using the awesome Heidi Swapp Hello Today collection. I could easily give these cards to four friends, but my intention is actually to gift all four cards, blank and enclosed in a cute box, to a friend for Christmas. My friends and family love the homemade cards I make and I've given away sets of greeting cards for them to use before, and they are always loved and appreciated! This is such an easy and cost-effective gift you can give to anyone! And they will know how much time, effort and love you put into making them which makes the gift that much more special!