Monday, October 24, 2016

"Hope and a Future" Journal Page for Donna Salazar Designs

Hello to my dear crafting friends!! I'm up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog with the latest in my series of Scripture Art Journal Pages. I just adore the substantial chipboard pages in Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Denim Art Journal! I've also created a handcrafted flower with Donna's Spellbinder flower dies. Head on over to Donna's blog for close-ups and all the details HERE. You will also find links to all my previous Scripture journal page.

Here's a sneak peek:

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for Donna Salazar Designs. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Product List

Donna Salazar Designs

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®



Donna Salazar Designs (Retired)
Rubber Stamps ~ Dear Sir, Crackle

Partner Products
ColorBox® ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
ColorBox Stylus with Foam Tip

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Timeless - Main Street, Calling Cards (Scraps of Elegance Kit)
Mulberry Paper - Ivory (Stash)
Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Tattered Butterflies (Scraps of Elegance Store)
USArtquest ~ Prills - Express-O Yourself
Voile Fabric (Home Decor - sheer curtain fabric)
Darice ~ Guinea Feathers
Prima Art Ingredients - Mini Art Stones
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps - Hope Verses
EK Success ~ Powder Tool Applicator

Thanks for stopping by!
Please hop on over to Donna's blog to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

~ Blessings ~

"Hope and a Future" Journal Page for Donna Salazar Designs

Hello to my dear crafting friends!! I'm up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog with the latest in my series of Scripture Art Journal Pages. I just adore the substantial chipboard pages in Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Denim Art Journal! I've also created a handcrafted flower with Donna's Spellbinder flower dies. Head on over to Donna's blog for close-ups and all the details HERE. You will also find links to all my previous Scripture journal page.

Here's a sneak peek:

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for Donna Salazar Designs. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Product List

Donna Salazar Designs

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®



Donna Salazar Designs (Retired)
Rubber Stamps ~ Dear Sir, Crackle

Partner Products
ColorBox® ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
ColorBox Stylus with Foam Tip

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Timeless - Main Street, Calling Cards (Scraps of Elegance Kit)
Mulberry Paper - Ivory (Stash)
Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Tattered Butterflies (Scraps of Elegance Store)
USArtquest ~ Prills - Express-O Yourself
Voile Fabric (Home Decor - sheer curtain fabric)
Darice ~ Guinea Feathers
Prima Art Ingredients - Mini Art Stones
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps - Hope Verses
EK Success ~ Powder Tool Applicator

Thanks for stopping by!
Please hop on over to Donna's blog to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, October 22, 2016

"It's A Girl" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance September Kit


Our son and his wife are expecting our first grandchild. Last week they found out that it's a girl. Rachel thought of this sweet photo idea to share on social media. There's a hint of fall color in the photo, to go perfectly with the gorgeous BoBunny Bella Rose Collection in the September Kit.

I hope you enjoy this DIY process video tutorial:



Please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the fabulous "Timeless" September Scraps of Elegance Kit:


Also using the following Add Ons:
Elements Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On


Close-Ups






Product List

Main Kit
BoBunny Bella Rosa Collection:  Damask
BoBunnyBella Rosa Collection:  Bella Rosa
BoBunny: Bella Rosa Noteworthy Die Cuts
Prima: Margarite Flowers 

Elements Add On
BoBunny Bella Rosa collection Chipboard

Floral Add On
Prima Guava Flowers
Prima Northpark Flowers

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Cape Cod Coral Starburst Mist

SOE Store
Prima Evita Butterflies - Eva 
No longer in store, but the similar Prima Evita Butterflies - Elsa can be found HERE:

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance August, 2016 Mixed Media Creativity Add On: Freshwater and Glass Pearl Bead Mix 
Scraps of Elegance July, 2016 Elements Add On: BoBunny Butterfly Kisses - Buttons 
Scraps of Elegance May, 2016 Main Kit: DecoArt Modeling Paste
Scraps of Elegance October, 2015 Main Kit: Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Clear Stamps

Other
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
Prima Art Basics Finnabair ~ 3D Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Coffee
Pan Pastel ~ Magenta (430.5), Red Iron Oxide (380.5), Red Iron Oxide Tint (380.8)
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white, brown
Prima ~ Metal Dies - Doily 2
Memory Box ~ Norwich Corner Die
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Doily
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Wagner ~ Heat Gun

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Cat's Best Friend" Card for ScrapBerry's

Hello my dear paper crafting friends!! I'm back to share a mixed media card featuring ScrapBerry's gorgeous Holiday Romance Collection. My sister adores her two cats and this sweet image from the collection reminds me of her as a child, so I just had to use it to create a birthday card for her. This collection has a vintage beach theme to it, but also worked beautifully for a vintage mixed media feel for this darling image.

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Tips and Techniques
ScrapBerry’s has such lovely flowers. For this cluster I included a mix of paper flowers, flowers cut from the Mementos image sheet, resin flowers, and a metal Rosebud Charm I painted with gesso then colored with mist and sanded to allow the metal to show through on the edges. The fussy cut images are inked to give them even more of a vintage feel and the paper flowers were lightly dry brushed with white gesso.

Here’s the cluster from the top of the card. I also included a polymer flower from the Fairy Tale collection. I adore mixed media texture, so in diagonal corners I stenciled music notes with molding paste that I sprinkled with raspberry embossing powder and heat embossed.

Scrapberry's Silk Ribbon drapes so beautifully. I couldn’t resist creating a double loop bow to flow across the bottom of the card. A few dabs of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive hold the ribbon in place.

Here’s a close up of the sweet girl and kitten image. Of course I just had to tuck in the Cat’s Best Friend Flair.

The base layer is from the 6x6 Holiday Romance Paper Collection. I dry brushed it with gesso and added a bit of blue mist, then stamped with the ScrapBerry’s Butterflies stamp that has a lovely script image. The edges are inked in brown to add to a vintage feel. I scattered a few gems from my stash across this corner.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and are inspired to grab your ScrapBerry’s
products to create a card for someone special in your life. 


Product List

ScrapBerry’s Products
Holiday Romance ~ 6x6 Paper Collection
Holiday Romance Collection ~ Mementos
Holiday Romance Collection ~ Day-Dream
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia ~ 7cm Light Pink
Paper Flowers ~ Rose – Light Pink 
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - White & Blue
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Light-Rose
Resin ~ Set of chrysanthemums - Versailles 1 
Resin ~ Set of Flowers - Fairy Tale 1
Polymer Set ~ Fairy Tale - Birds
Charms set ~ Rosebud 18mm
Flair ~ Set of embellishments No 2 - Forever
Silk Ribbon ~ white - 25mm, 2m
Stamps ~ Butterflies 

Other Products
Darice ~ Cardstock - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Bead Berry Spray Clusters, white
The Paper Studio ~ Gemstones - AB Round
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white, clear
Viva Decor ~ Crackle Paint - white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Tsukineko ~ VersaMagic Chalk Ink - Sahara Sand, Hint of Pesto, Sage
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Hydrangea Blue
Sparkle-N-Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Raspberry Sherbet
The Crafter's Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Sheet Music
Heartfelt Creations ~ Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
Heartfelt Creations ~ Leafy Branch Die
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Craft Tape - 1/4”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Hello" Tag with Handcrafted Flowers for Donna Salazar Designs

A sweet hello to my dear crafting friends. Thanks so much for dropping by today! I have a new project up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog. I adore creating handcrafted flowers and made several with Donna's Spellbinders dies along with the focal blossom layered with a Girlie Grunge Twine Flower. You can view close-ups and all the details on the blog HERE.

Here's a sneak peek:

I've also used Donna's products to add texture, sparkle, and color,
so head on over her blog for all the details HERE.

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for Donna Salazar Designs. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®

Spellbinders®

Partner Products
Spellbinders ~ Foliage Flourish

Other Products
Prima ~ Timeless Memories 6x6 Paper Pad
Manilla Tag ~ Stash
Voile fabric ~ Stash
Blue Fern Studios ~ Classic Ornaments **Scraps of Elegance Store
Recollections ~ Mixed Media Chipboard (Butterflies)
Prima Marketing ~ Chipboards & More - Royal Menagerie #582463
Prima Marketing ~ Trims - Magnolia #583033
Prima ~ Art Ingredients Finnabair - Art Stones
Prima ~ Art Ingredients Finnabair - Mini Art Stones
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Coral See
Prima ~ Water Soluble Oil Pastels
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Prima ~ Water Brush
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Scrap Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop Winner

Hello my dear crafty friends. Thanks so much for all of your sweet, lovely comments on my Thanksgiving home decor piece! I so appreciate each of you who took the time to leave a comment.

The winner for my chipboard prize package is:
SHartl

She said: "This piece is just so beautiful with all the fall colors and embellishments. I am thankful for my two healthy daughters, and wonderful husband who remind me how great it is to be alive everyday!"

Congratulations!!
Please contact me at gracescraps(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address.


~ Blessings ~
Tracey

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Home Decor Piece ~ Craft Hoarders Anonymous October Blog Hop



Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop.


Your favorite Hoarders are back with a quarterly hop! We will be hopping once per quarter, starting today! Many of the designers are offering prizes, so make sure you check each blog! I have a chipboard prize package this month for one of our lucky hoppers (from the US). Scroll down for the details and a photo.

You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie Garby. Then after visiting me, hop over to Jacquie Southas! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria Stengel! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

The theme for this hop is fall or one of the upcoming holidays, so I've created a Thanksgiving home decor piece using lovely fall colors. 

This hop is all about using up our hoard. My sweet friend Juliana Michaels gifted these lovely BoBunny Autumn Song papers and embellishments to me a couple years back. I adore the collection, but just never seemed to get around to using it, so thought it would be just perfect for this month's hop.

"Count Your Blessings"


Close Ups
This project is a little different for me. I don't usually use many stickers or precut elements, but adore the sticker sentiments in this collection about family and giving thanks. 


Of course I had to add a bit of copper glitter paste to the focal flower.


I combined this sweet banner with the flower chipboard banner to go across the piece, and tucked some copper Prills underneath.

A little stenciling and spatter on the background for a touch of mixed media.

Now, it's prize time!!

I pulled together 5 packs of gorgeous chipboard pieces to send to one of our hoppers. All you have to do is comment on this post and share one or more things you are thankful for. (Because of the cost of international shipping, the prize is available for US hoppers only.)

I will announce a randomly selected winner on October 11, so be sure to drop back by to see if it's you. In the event that I do not hear from the winner within a week, I will draw another name.


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Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Jacquie Southas. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.

October Craft Hoarders
3. Tracey Sabella (That's me!)

Products
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Harvest
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Beautiful
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Leaves
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Combo Sticker
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Dimensional Stickers
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Layered Chipboard
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Brads
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Noteworthy
BoBunny ~ Chocolate Jewels
BoBunny ~ Double Dot - Mocha Jewels
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling - Hydrangea, Blue/Eggplant/Brown
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling - Zinnia Mix
Us ArtQuest ~ Prills - A Penny Saved
Prima ~ Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot - Glimmer Spray - Gold, Bronze
BoBunny ~ Glitter Paste - Copper
Viva ~ Ferro Special Effect Paste - Amber Gold
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white
Colorfin ~ Pan Pastels - Copper
The Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Art Is 6x6” Stencil
Home & Hobby ~ E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips - White
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double Sided Tape 1/4”
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double Sided Tape 1/2”
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October ScrapBerry's Challenge ~ Fall Dream Card

It’s the first of the month, and ScrapBerry's has a brand new challenge for you. The theme for this challenge is autumn! You can view the gorgeous inspiration by the design team and find all the challenge details HERE.

This is my first project on the ScrapBerry’s Design Team. I’m so delighted with the gorgeous products they sent for me to work with!! 

I created this fall inspired card with the Primavera paper collection along with a variety of ScrapBerry’s amazing flowers, embellishments, and flair.

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Tips and Techniques
ScrapBerry's carries gorgeous paper and resin flowers. I brushed a little blue watercolor on the turquoise daisies, and darkened the pink daisies with orange and brown. Once the watercolor paint dried, I dry brushed with white gesso. I tucked in a few dried seed pods and grain heads among the delightful paper flowers. 

The butterflies are fussy cut from the Primavera Card 1 sheet full of gorgeous images. I rubbed the butterflies with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, then lightly brushed them with blue watercolor.

I also fussy cut a card from the Primavera Card 2 sheet and popped it up as a base for the floral cluster.

I randomly stamped the background with the Butterflies Stamp with Ground Espresso Distress ink and spattered with black, white, and orange ink. I adore adding texture so adhered art stones around the cluster and colored with watercolor paint.

It's so easy to add texture with items most of us have in our stash. I dry brushed a torn piece of corrugated board with white gesso, rubbed with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink (or any golden yellow ink you have in your stash, sprinkled with Bronze Embossing Powder to heat emboss, then rubbed with copper paste. I layered it with lace Girlie Grunge Gauze colored with Distress Inks, and black thread. I've also added texture by stenciling diagonally with bronze crackle color. 

I hope you've been inspired to join the October ScrapBerry's fall themed challenge. Just remember to use at least 50% ScrapBerry's products. You can link up your project HERE.

Did you know that there is also another challenge going on at ScrapBerry's. This is the store challenge, for which you can play along together with your crafty friends from your local papercraft store. There are some amazing prizes to be won! Check out this blogpost for more information.



Product List
ScrapBerry's Products
Primavera Collection ~ Cards 1 SBC220609007
Primavera Collection ~ Cards 2  SBC220609008
Primavera 6x6 Paper Collection  SBC220609009  
Paper Flowers - Daisy Pink  SCB280307 
Paper Flowers - Clove Burgundy  SCB280409
Gardenia Cream & Orange 5cm Set 7  SCB290107
Daisies Turquoise  SCB281407
Metal Charms Set - Bird on the Branch  SCB25011532
Wind of Travel - Set of Clock, Black and Beige  SCB34001071
Fairy Tale 1 - Resin Set of Flowers   SCB25002018
Flair Buttons SBC340001082
Stamps - Butterflies - SCB4907003b

Other Products 
Kraft Cardstock ~ Stash
Corrugated Board ~ Stash
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Girlie Grunge Gauze
Lace ~ Stash
Black Thread ~ Stash
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Finnabair, Art Stones
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Finnabair, Mini Art Stones
Prima ~ Art Basics  - Finnabair, Soft Matte Gel
Judi-Kins ~ Embossing Powder - Metallic Bronze
Viva ~ Inka-Gold - Copper
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour - Bronze
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White, Clear
Prima ~ Water Soluble Oil Pastels
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge
Daler Rowney ~ Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic - Sun Orange
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - Black, White
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Butterfly Collage - 6x6 Stencil
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - White
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares
Prima ~ Water Brush
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~