Saturday, March 27, 2010

Name The French Artist!

Paper, Alpha Stickers, Flowers, Felt: Prima
Pearls: Kaisercraft, Prima
Satin Blossoms: Precocious Paper

Cardstock: Bazzill
Rub-on: Scenic Route
Flowers: Prima
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Butterfly: Prima
Chipboard: Pink Paislee
Spritz: Smooch Silver Foil

Paper: My Little Shoebox
Book Pages: Harper & Row, Publishers
Rub-On: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Making Memories
Journaling Card: Jenni Bowlin
Ribbon: Dritz
Pearls: Prima
Pen: Y&C
What do these layouts have in common? They were all inspired by famous pieces painted by French artists. If you think you know who inspired me or if you could use some inspiration of your own, stop by France on the {SAS}sy Scrap Around the World Tour at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. There are 7 inspirational pieces in all, dating from the 15th -19th centuries. If you are able to correctly identify the French artists or if you use any of the pieces as inspiration for a layout of your own, you will earn one ticket in the prize drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The {SAS}sy Scrap Around the World Tour is in France!

Paper: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Tools: Quilled Creations Beginner Quilling Kit
Ink: Clearsnap

Bonjour! The fourth stop on Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's Scrap Around The World Tour is France! The French challenge is to create a layout or 2 cards using a paper rolling technique called quilling.

Here is some background information from Wikipedia: Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.

You do not need any special tools or papers to quill, although a quilling set which includes a circle sizer ruler, a slotted tool, a needle tool, fine-tip tweezers, a glue pen and 1/8" quilling paper, will make quilling less difficult. Several flower patterns require only the use of pins and a cork board. I found a fabulous webpage called Inna's Creations that features several quilling tutorials and fantastic pieces that I used for inspiration.

Everyone who completes this challenge by midnight PST on April 30th, 2010 will earn a ticket for the prize drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store!


Cardstock: SEI
Paper: Glitz Design
Alpha Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts
Glitter Chipboard: American Crafts
Miscellaneous: Electrical Tape

I created this layout for the March Collage Challenge at NVS Girls. The title is lyrics from Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and reads "just wanna try you on."

Monday, March 15, 2010

XOXO Girls Challenge #6

Paper: Crate Paper, Harper & Row, Publishers, Prima
Overlays: Hambly Screen Prints, My Mind's Eye
"Memories" Tag: Me & My Big Ideas
Orange Frame: My Mind's Eye
Celtic Felt: Queen & Co.
Flowers: Prima, Maya Road
Pearls & Crystals, Packaging: Prima
Vintage Keyhole: Melissa Frances
Ink: Clearsnap Dark Moss
Pen: Sakura
Miscellaneous: Leaf

The journaling is from an old Irish Poem called "Dedication" by Patrick MacGill; "I speak of the old women who danced to yesterday's fiddle and dance no longer." This bear was made from one of my Great-Grandmother's dresses after she passed, which is an Irish tradition. This is the only thing I have that belonged to her. I have a couple memories of her and only a handful of photos, so this bear is very special to me.

Join the XOXO Girls in their sixth challenge! Your challenge is to scraplift one of the Team O layouts (make sure to let us know who you scraplifted). To enter the challenge simply leave a comment with a link to the direct post where we can find your scraplift creation. For an even greater chance at winning you may scraplift more than one of the Team O layouts.

The XOXO Girls will be picking the monthly winner and this month our sponsor is Generations Crafting. Generations Crafting has donated a Bo Bunny Kit as Blog Candy for the March Rebel of the Month!

The XOXO Girls' February Creations were scraplifted 25 times last month! We know it's hard, but if you could help us out with the voting process by choosing 1 Rebel out of these choices we would be very greatful! Just leave a comment with your #1 pick. Good luck to all the Rebels!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Cardstock: bazzill
Paper: KI Memories. Prima, Sassafras, Harper & Row
Overlay: Hambly Screen Prints
Alphas: Pink Paislee
Flowers: Making Memories, Prima
Pearls: Prima
Ink: Clearsnap ColorBox Dark Moss
Sticker: DCWV

I created this layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's Scrap Around The World Tour, which is now in Ireland. I'm Irish, so I was very excited to scrap some older photos my family this month. The photo is me with my Great Grandmother, one of the few that I have. Gra is Gaelic for Love.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunny Nature Hike

Cardstock: Love Elsie
Paper: Bella Blvd.
Stickers: Bella Blvd., Deja Views
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Chipboard Tag: Colorbok
Packaging: Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Prima
Card: October Afternoon
Miscellaneous: Button, Chain, Cardboard, Pencil Shavings

I created this layout for the Go Green Challenge at Candy Shoppe Designs. My green items include packaging from Prima flowers and an old coffee pouch, chain from an old light fixture, cardboard, a page from an old book, and a flower made from pencil shavings. Green embellies not only help the environment, but my pocketbook as well! Super fun challenge Ladies!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Cardstock: SEI
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Mist: Tattered Angels Sherbert, Dreamsicle, Lemon Zest, Lime Twist, Patina
Spritz: Shimmerz Plum Pudding, Smooch Silver Foil
Miscellaneous: Buttons, Ribbon, Lace
Inspiration: Lynnette Davis' I Have A Big Ego

I created this layout for a Color My World Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The title and journaling are from The Verve Pipe song Colorful. The (altered) lyrics read: I know I can be colorful. I know I can be gray. I know I'm living fortunate 'cause I know you will love me either way.


Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Envelope: EK Success
Fortune Cookie: Golden Bowl
Disco Deck Card, Flower: Sassafras
Tags: Elle's Studio

I created this layout for a Scrapbook Play Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. If you want to break the scrapbooking "rules" or try a new scrappy twist on your page, these challenges are for you! My fortune: Your destiny lies before you, choose wisely.