Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sketches4All Spring Blog Hop and Scrap-A-Thon

Welcome to the Sketches4All Spring Blog Hop and Scrap-A-Thon!
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We're so happy that you could join us!! The Sketches4all Spring Blog Hop and Scrap-A-Thon starts today Monday, April 1, 2013 and ends on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. You will have until April 17, 2013 to claim your prize. After that you will forfeit your prize.
Now on to the fun stuff!! There will be inspiration, there will be challenges and there will be PRIZES!! Our Grand winner will be crowned “Queen of The Hop” and will win this fabulous prize:
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The Grand Prize will be a 24 pack of Spectrum Noir Markers in Pastel, Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers - 20 Sheets, a Spectrum Noir 36 Pen Zipper Bag and a Mulberry Wood –Gone Fishing stamp set. We will also have a 2nd prize of a $25.00 {US} gift certificate! And each design team member will offer a challenge with a prize for the Scrap-a-Thon in the Forum of Sketches4all.
My challenge is a Number Challenge. I would love to see you join in and be in the running to win a special RAK from me. You can find all the details HERE.

Here is the project I have made to inspire you to participate!
 
You will need to be sure and visit all the blogs on the hop and comment along the way and then head over to Sketches4all and join in on as many of the Scrap-a-Thon challenges as you can. You are entered to win prizes based on how many challenges you complete.
Before you leave please help us welcome our newest Design Team member's Brenda and Libby. I just know they will be bringing so much creativity and inspiration to our site!
We are also so lucky to have Rachelle as our April Guest Designer . Rachelle will be offering a challenge for us this month that you are not going to want to miss out on!!
And speaking of Rachelle, if you came from Fia's Blog's blog, then you are in the right place on the hop. If not, you might want to start at the beginning on Becky's blog. To help guide you along the way, here is the

Design Team lineup for our blog hop:
Jessica - You are HERE
 
Have fun!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tutorials

I know, I know I haven't blogged in forever.  It's been crazy around here but I'm back.  Some exciting new I made the Design Team for Scrapping Nook.  Everyone there is super nice and very supportive.  There is a store, message board, blog and even FB.  They have a little of it all. 

The first kit that I received is Bo Bunny - Snow Day.  For our March Crop it's all about tutorials.  I'm going to post mine here and on the Message Board.  Come on over and check out all of the super fun tutorials.


Tutorial #8:  Stamp as part of your background
I got out a snowflake stamp, ink and cardstock. Stamped away.
















I used mine on a card but this will work great on a layout too.



















Tutorial #9:  Sunburst
First I created my card base 4"x6".
Then I cut a sheet of cardstock (any color) 4-3/4"x5-3/4".
Then drew a circle for my focus point. This can be anywhere on the card that you want. 















Then I cut wedge shapes of various paper and adhering them to my cardstock with the point of the wedge on the center of the circle.





You'll go all the way around. Then flip it over and cut off the access paper.














 

I used a Bo Bunny - Snow Day Noteworthy as my focus point which also covers the center point of the sunburst.
















Tutorial #15: Pocket
First I created a 4"x6" card.
Then cut a pattern paper at 3-3/4"x5-3/4" 


 















Cut a second pattern paper 4"x4-1/2" and decorate as you wish. Adhear with foam tape and slip your surprise inside the pocket.

















Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see you again real soon.