Friday, May 30, 2014

Scrap Around The World Celebration!

Hi friends, I'm here with my submission for Scrap Around The World's mega birthday bash!  It is flipping fantastic, there are uber awesome prizes up for grabs from some of the best in the biz.  It's the one year birthday for this great challenge site and I couldn't not participate :D Click on their name to go straight to this months challenge.  It's fantastic!

Here's a pic of the mood board -

Aren't the colors just yummy this month?  I love the minty green and the pinks.  How you interpret the board is entirely up to you.  I did a step out to show how I created my layout.  I was going to do a video, but when I went under my desk to get my tripod, mysteriously it's gone.  No one knows where, the sucker just pulled its legs out and walked away.  Now I know my memory has become really bad, but I think I'd know if I put it somewhere else, and sadly I can't remember when I saw it last.  Oh well.

I used corrugated box for some peek a boo spots, and texture paste, lots of layers in stamping and matting.  Here are my step by step pics

This was just a wonderful inspiration board this month.  My title, Live Joyously says it all.  Life is a celebration and you should try your hardest to be happy.  It goes quick and can be way too short for some so always spread some sunshine around :)  I pulled a bit of this and that such as the balloons, the jute rope around the packages, the colors and the theme of celebrate.

Here's the finished piece -

Let me tell you about the paper.  It's 7 Dots and it's wonderful.  Nice thick paper that holds up to mixed media like a champ!  This is my very first time working with it and I love it.  I ordered a few pieces so I'll hoard them a bit.  My hot air balloon chippie is from Blue Fern Studios.  I've been just waiting to use it and this was perfect for it.  I gessod and them used some of my Ayeeda paints and my Lindy mists.  Some stickles down the ropes and the tippity top.  I also glued some micro beads at the corner in the left of the basket.

The pic is of me and my youngest boy Santino and my youngest granddaughter Gianna cherry picking.  That can is filled to the top with luscious cherries and we filled two others!

Take a click over to visit Helen's wonderful challenge site.  You might find yourself inspired by one of the many gorgeous mood boards she and her team put together.

Product List

7 Dots Studio- Ninth Wave Sea Foam
Corrugated Box
Homemade Texture Paste
Ayeeda Paint Matte - Pink, Pea, Turquoise
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays- Steampunk Sepia, Cotton Candy Pink, Tiffanylou Blue. Rusty Lantern Lime, Down The Rabbit Hole, Mad Hatter Mint, Frolic in The Forest Black,
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz - Steel Shimmer
Blue Fern Studios - Hot Air Balloon Chipboard
Bo Bunny Stamp - river rock
Creative Embellishments - Grid Background Stamp
Petaloo Flowers
Recollections Flowers
Jute Rope
Butterfly Printables
Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Line - mats and cut strips
Pinterest Printable - mat
Book Pages- mat
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Grunge Board - Flourish

I am also submitting this into Lindy's Stamp Gang's May color challenge. Click on over to check them out!  Here is May's color palette.  You need to use at least two I have used three -

Sorry for the long post, hope you enjoyed all the pics.  Have a great weekend friends,


  1. Oh wow what a STUNNING tutorial! Love your layout great techniques!!! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at Scrap Around the World hugs Amy :-)

  2. Beautiful page! Please add NEW or WOF to your linky entry - you can win some awesome prizes! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around he World!

  3. Bril Paula.Love the step by step... just amazing. Holding thumbs lady.. you nailed this one. :D

    1. This one was fun Val,, just as the pic was :)

  4. This is fabulous! So many different techniques! I love that you shared the process with us! Colors are amazing. Just an awesome job! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW! :)

    1. Thank you :) The lovely mood boards make it easy!

  5. I love this picture!
    Awesome layout and love that you showed the step-by-step! Beautiful use of layers and usual.
    Oh, and those shoes on the mood board? Wow! Love them, too!

    1. Oh I know Court ;) Those shoes are adorable :D

  6. I love your page and your tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SATW!

  7. This is a gorgeous layout and wonderful tutorial! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog (Paper and Passementerie.) I am a new follower here - your blog is wonderful :)

    1. Thanks so much Lainie. I love making new friends that share the love of papercrafting!

  8. Excellent tutorial & stunning layout!! Thank you so much for supporting our epic event!!!

  9. Love love love this.... The corrugated card is just stunning I am so lifting that idea. Perfect colours and amazing background... love it. Gorgeous pics and gorgeous layout. x

    1. When I get packages, I just rip a few pieces of them off and stick it in my stash. Perfect for re-using and being green ;)



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