Thursday, February 10, 2011

Back Porch Memories February Kit Reveal

Back Porch Memories has some beautiful kits this month! I worked with the Solo kit which featured paper and embellishments from BasicGrey's Hopscotch collection. I also used the embellishment add on. Also included in the kit are May Arts ribbons, buttons, metal flowers, and Jillibean Soup corrugated cardboard alphas. Here's what I created with the Solo kit:

I inked the cardboard alphas with the Cat's Eye pad in the add on kit, and then painted some rock candy stickles (from my stash) over them. I also painted stickles on the butterflies. Photo is by Tracy D. Portraits. Sweetie
I cut out arrows from the patterned paper and used pop dots under them to give them more dimension. I used stickles (from my stash) on the butterflies here too. She
I used the tabs in the add on kit to add some fun to this page instead of just using journaling strips. I made the flower out of ribbon in the kit. Birthday card
I used a stamp from my stash on this quick and easy card. The Medley kit includes papers from October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers, and My Mind's Eye. Be sure and check out the BPM design team gallery to see what the rest of the team created!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here's my latest layout for the crop over at Birds of a Feather. I did this one for the gridiron challenge which was to use a grid somewhere on your page. I found an old sheet of grid paper from the Pink Paislee Office Lingo collection, and used it for my background. I sprayed it with some yellow glimmer mist and then added some glimmer glam from the February kit. Patterned paper, die cuts, rub ons, ribbon, and thickers are all from the kit too. Prima flowers and Jillibean Soup stick pins were from my stash.

My Facebook contest is still going through tomorrow night at 10pm EST on my Facebook fan page. Check it out and share my page with your friends to be entered for a chance to win a free crocheted hat of your choice from my Etsy shop!

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Giveaway Time!!

Want a chance to win one of my unique, handmade, crocheted hats? Go to my Facebook fan page and like my page. Then click on "share" and post a link on your wall, inviting all of your friends to like my page. Then post a comment under my contest post that you shared the link and you will be entered into a random drawing for a free hat of your choice from my Etsy shop! I have been adding some fun new hats, including some spring hats that are perfect for Easter!Hurry! The contest ends at 10pm EST on Wednesday!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We are cropping at Birds of a Feather!

We are having a fun crop at Birds of a Feather this weekend, and it isn't too late to join us! There are some really fun challenges and games going on, and you have until Wednesday night to submit your entries for some fabulous prizes! Head on over to the Hen House and join us!

Here is a page that I created for the "What is February" challenge. Did you know that February is National Embroidery Month? Not to mention several other things, but that is what I chose to inspire this page. The pink scallop border is machine embroidered! I had a lot of fun with this page and used primarily items from the Birds of a Feather February kit. I painted a bit of glimmer glam on the page. After it dried, I applied the rub on over that. Then I used a paint brush to flick some glimmer glam across the page. It is hard to see in the picture, but the glimmer glam has glitter in it! It is so pretty!

Supplies used from the Birds of a Feather February kit: Glitz Design papers, Prima flowers, Lily Bee rub ons, Thickers, Tattered Angels glimmer glam. From my stash: Riff Raff chipboard wildflower (painted with glimmer glam), BasicGrey stamps, white cardstock, and pink thread.