Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Hop Winners & Guest Designer Lori Craig!!

Good morning blogging friends! I am so excited today we have Lori Craig, our Guest Designer sharing two beautiful projects with us!! But before we get started with her projects I want to announce the Winners from the Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 Blog Hop! Mimi and Dana had the hidden prizes on their blogs for the Blog Hop and each of them picked a winner from their personal blogs.

The Winner from Dana's Blog is----

Wahooo! We have a winner....
comment #120
Anne said...
Your Eiffel Tower is just perfect. It's so intricate and the bling brings it to life. So creative and carefully crafted. Love it!

And the Winner from Mimi's Blog is----
Comment #27
Blogger Pam said...

Gorgeous! I love how you can change your pics! Great idea!

August 9, 2011 11:24 AM

You will each receive a coupon code for $25.00 in Want2Scrap™ products!!!
Please send your contact information to this email

A HUGE Thank You to Graphic 45 and ALL of the designers from both Want2Scrap™ and Graphic 45 for such a Fabulous Blog Hop!!!! Another HUGE Thank You to all of you who participated in the Blog Hop and for all of your wonderful comments!!!
We appreciate it SO Much!!!

A special thanks to my friends at Want2Scrap™ for asking me to be a guest designer this month! I've been a happy Want2Scrap™ consumer since I first saw there products at CHA last year. I've created an altered notebook and a clean and simple card for you today, both showcasing one of my favorite products, the nylon butterflies.

First up, I purchased a set of three of these cute notebooks at my local stationery shop to use on a recent trip. I tried keeping a small journal while I was traveling to make note of random things I wanted to remember, like there are 14,000 cab cars in NYC and over 30,000 registered cabbies...the Rockefeller Building is 80 floors tall and was completed in 1933... there are over 700 employees at the 24-hour Apple Store on 5th Avenue. So this is one of the notebooks that stayed home, and I loved decorating it.

I started with my Nestabling™ Labels Nine Silver Rhinestones on the cover of my notebook. I have worked with a lot of shaped rhinestones over the years, and I really appreciate how the shaped bling from Want2Scrap™ holds its shape so that it can easily be removed from the packaging and affixed to my project. Then, I added a main image panel cut from kraft cardstock with a Spellbinders™ S4-233 Label Nine die template. The image is stamped with a large silhouette from the Discovery Your Wings set (Taylored Expressions) with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink and then the edges were distressed with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap. My next step was to add a sentiment from the Rest and Renewal set, stamped on patterned paper from Making Memories. The sentiment tag was cut free hand and layered on a piece of crocheted ribbon.

Next, this is my favorite part, I accented the combo with sweet orange 1" nylon butterflies from Want2Scrap™ using a clear glue gel. Instantly kicks it up a notch while keeping the design clean and simple enough to work for a mini notebook!

While everything was out on my table, I thought I'd make a sympathy card for one of my friends who recently lost her mother. These butterflies are the perfect delicate touch for a card that you need to be extra special.

I used the same image from Discover Your Wings and stamped on shimmery white cardstock with Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap. The cardstock has just a little shimmer, which I love, and the ink is opaque for a very pretty finish. I cut my image layer with a Spellbinders™ S4-161 Labels One die and attached my butterfly with a clear glue gel. The main image panel is the attached to an embossed layer of shimmery white cardstock and tied with a wide silk bow before being attached to a white card base.

Not overly fancy, but special...exactly what I want my sympathy cards to be.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects with a few of my favorite Want2Scrap™ items. I'm looking forward to sharing my next project with you in a few days.

Make something sparkle today ~ Lori

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:
Nestabling™ Labels Nine Silver Rhinestones
1" Orange Butterflies
1" White Butterflies

Cross Promotional Products Used:
Spellbinders S4-233 Labels Nine, S4-161 Labels One

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a creative day!!



  1. Congrats winners! Enjoy your free stuff! Lori, your cards are gorgeous! You are a great guest designer!

  2. Great notebook and lovely card! TFS!

    Congrats to the hop winners!

  3. GOODNESSW, gracious - there is a ton of goodness and happy news in this post! Congrats to the LUCKY winners! But from the looks of these stunning cards - we're ALL winners! These are outstanding, Lori! THANKS for sharing your magnificent talent with us this month!



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