Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Layout Love Linky - October 2012

Hello, Hello! Welcome to the October edition of Layout Love Linky
What's this you say? 
Basically, this is a place where you get to link-up things that you are proud of, want to show off, and perhaps need a little extra love. 
For me, this is the time where I show all of my un-blogged layouts from the month. 
You know, so they don't feel left out :)

But, anything goes here! 
Layouts, cards, altered art, art journals, mini books. 
If you love it and want to show it off to a few more like-minded crafty peeps, link-it-up! 
Oh yeah, and if you want to be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is be sure to mention in your post or gallery entry that you are linking up here. 
Also, please link up the direct URL to your post so that when people click the thumbnail to view your fabulousness, they can find it. 
That's it! 
Easy peasy!

Every month, I draw a random winner to receive some surprise RAK and a little tag crafted from yours truly. Did you win last month? You will have to scroll down to see.

In the mean time, here are my un-blogged layouts from October:

(It's worth noting that the layout below is based on a sketch from Shimelle. It is one of the few sketches that I repeat over and over. LOVE it!)

As usual, many of these layouts were done for various challenges, classes, sketches, and guest spots. You can click on "soapHOUSEscraps" over there in the right to view my online gallery for all the details on each layout.

Now, did you have a chance to check out all the awesome link-ups from last month? You guys are seriously talented and I love visiting all of your blogs and soaking up the inspiration! I hope your projects all received some love :)
So, which one of the lovely layouts above is the random winner?
It's Ashley's! 
Seriously?!?! Love her style. Ashley (great name BTW), I have emailed you for your address so that I can send you the following RAK:
And I can't wait to see what you do with it :)

So, what do you say? You guys ready to link-up and share some love?

Ready, Set.... GO!

Monday, October 29, 2012

You Deserve Pearls!

New week, new inspiration. Plus, a chance to win $50 to spend at simonsaysstamp.com


So, what's going on over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this go around?
I'm glad you asked...
This week, it's all about pearls. 
When I think of pearls, I think of someone special. And since today is my eldest daughter's birthday, I think I should scrap a nice and pearly page all about her!

Here we go!

A little mist action:
After stamping on some black, l think it's time to stamp up some embossing ink to prepare for our Perfect Pearls:

 Brushing on the Perfect Pearls:
Oh, I love that! The black stamping peeks through just enough while still letting the Perfect Pearls add their special touch:
 A little more mist added and now my photos:
 Time to cut some strips free-hand style to layer up:
 A bit of fringe doesn't hurt either:
 Now for some embellishments. I LOVE this punch. It is so versatile!
 My little pinked circles all tucked around with a bit of vintage ribbon:
 More pearls! How fabulous are those stick pins? I think they will add the perfect pop of red to this page:
And indeed they do :)
 And after the usual finishing touches of twine, pen work and splatters....

There we have it!
That was fun! Layering on stamps, mists and pearls to create a background. Then accenting my embellishments with pearlized stick pins and sprinkling around some pearls...


You're amazing. In fact, you deserve pearls!

So, what will you do with pearls this week? 

Will you stamp and pearlize with perfect pearls? Mist with glimmer mist? Use up some of those lovely self-adhesive colored pearls that you have in your treasure trove of supplies? I can't wait to see. Be sure to link up for your chance to win.

Fancy a bit of what I did above? Supplies are listed below: (affiliate links used)

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