Monday, September 01, 2014

September 2014 Challenge: THINGS WE LOVE by Marivic C.

September Challenge presented by 


This September we want to know about the THINGS that you love. Make a project telling us about the things that you love, no matter what it is, we'd love to know! 

You can take photos and add to your project or you can journal it like I did with my sample projects below.
Most of the time we never get to talk about ourselves, so this month we will talk about all the lovely things we love. 

We would love to see what you create so please join our challenge!

And thank you for your support of our blog and design team!

Please follow the rule challenge. Link below.
  Things we love



I love the color pink and most pastel colors. In this digital page, I used all the elements I love with all my favorite colors and a beautiful vintage image.

Below, I journaled my favorite things in this world. 


Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)


2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate






3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Sponsors:
 

Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Retro Boots - Denise van Deventer


Hello Everyone

It's my turn today, to share my take on the August sketch challenge. The sketch was a real goodie and I really did enjoy it, so thanks to Sandra for the inspiration!

I created a rather retro page to go along with my theme, but think you will agree, that it is rather fitting! ;-)


My son was desperate for some soccer boots.  We looked high and low for boots in his size and eventually found these very retro soccer boots in his size.  He absolutely loves them and even though his soccer mates have teased him quite a bit, he has just brushed them off and said "I like my boots"!!!! Such a goofy boy, but I love that he knows his own mind and does not care what others think!

So yes, a retro page, was definitely the order of the day! ;-)

I used the fabulous felt rounds from ChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop and these actually gave me some inspiration for a retro page too.


Along with the felt rounds, the gorgeous swirly chipboard from Creative Embellishments, was the perfect addition to this page. I embossed it with white embossing powder.


All the other papers and accents are bits and pieces from October Afternoon collections.  I really do love their papers and materials.


We would love to see your take on the sketch and you still have a few days left to play! ;-)

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
 (12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments,
1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )



Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate



Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Sponsors:

Lemon Owl
Website: http://lemon-owl.com
Blog: http://blog.lemon-owl.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LemonOwl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lemon_Owl

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.


Creative Embellishments
Website: http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog: http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CEchipboard

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!


Marivic Clifton
Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZeusandZoe/

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.



byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop

If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)

A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on ourfacebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Guest Designer..Kimberly!!






Where to start?   I'm married to my jr high school sweetheart for 30yrs. We have three amazing boys,  two beautiful daughters in-laws, a grandson and 2 granddaughter.  My family is my world! 
I've been crafting for 7years.  I started out with a cricut then expanded myself from there,I love to alter the unexpected. 

I would consider myself a vintage Distress girl.   I love the vintage, and steampunk.


If I had to pick one color out of the crayon box and say it was me,  I'd pick red, because I have a firecracker personality. I love to make others happy and engergized. If I were a scrappy embellishment I'd be a paper clip, because I tend to hold everything together for the people in my world.


Here is Kimberly's project using Creative Embellishments Chipboards.




Below is the information about August Sketch Challenge:



First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
 (12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments,
1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )



Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate



Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Sponsors:

Lemon Owl
Website: http://lemon-owl.com
Blog: http://blog.lemon-owl.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LemonOwl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lemon_Owl

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.


Creative Embellishments
Website: http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog: http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CEchipboard

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!


Marivic Clifton
Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZeusandZoe/

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.



byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop

If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)

A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on ourfacebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guest Designer Nicole Doiron

Please join us in welcoming Guest Designer and July Challenge Winner Nicole Doiron today!


I am Nicole from Canada. A small coastal town called Beresford in the province of New Brunswick, to be more specific. I share a home with my soulmate Yves (we've been together for 8 years) and our furry purry baby, Sugar the cat. We don't have children of our own, but we do have 2 wonderful nieces who we love to spoil and have fun with. I work in a fairly uninspiring office job during the day, and I let my inspiration and creativity loose in the evenings and weekends, doing the hobby that I love so much...scrapbooking!

My scrapbooking style varies a lot, adapting itself constantly to my moods and inspirations. My forte is definitely shabby chic and/or romantic elegant layouts, from single to double-pages. I like to use a lot of embellishments (chipboard shapes, flowers, gems/pearls, metal accents, ribbons/trims, etc) and I love to incorporate different techniques on my creations like handmade stitching, stenciling with gesso or molding paste, misting, whitewashing, etc.

I am currently on 4 amazing DT's (2Crafty Chipboard, My Creative Scrapbook, Meg's Garden and Scrap Our Stash) and I am thrilled to be guest designing for Berry71bleu this month. If you like my creation, please visit my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca to see more!




I loved the challenge this month as I always love a good sketch as primary inspiration for my layouts. Sandra's sketch was exceptionally fun to work with because of its linear design and all the white space around the picture that leaves the creative imagination to go wild. I used some chipboard in lieu of paper to create the circle and striped effect of the sketch.

 A big thanks to Nicole for joining us this month! Check out the amazing prized up for grabs. Good luck to all those who participate in our August Sketch Challenge!


First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
(12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments, 1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )



Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)
 

Sponsors:

Lemon Owl 

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.


Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring 
products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!




Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.


If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)
 
A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Special Guest Designer Chantal Vandenberg

We're thrilled to welcome special Guest Designer and sponsor Chantal Vandenberg to the blog today. Enjoy her take on our August Sketch Challenge!


My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colorful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity. I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide.

I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders. If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! Have lots of fun looking around and thank you for considering byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop.



My layout is called, "Sisters Make the Best Friends," and I found the perfect photo to be enhanced by the gorgeous friendship tag created by Marivic. I have not only been inspired by the picture and theme on the tag, but also the lovely colors. I focused mostly on orange hues for my layout, to mirror the gorgeous tag.

I was was so thrilled to see my orange "Sunbeam Sweetie" handmade embellishment from my Etsy Shop included on the tag - it looks right at "home" there! I have also used two other handmade products from my Etsy Shop on my layout; the "Bright Star", which is a new product in stock (this is the large size used here), and the "Fuzzy Felt Clouds" in white, (various sizes pack used here).

I have also die-cut some gold glitter cardstock in round shapes and placed them in three places on my layout, inspired by the lovely gold buttons on the tag. Plus, the eclectic assortment of embellishments on my page, which range from handmade and vintage to delicate and funky, was directly inspired also by the collection of embellishments on the Berry71Bleu tag.

I hope you like my layout! Thanks so much for having me as a guest designer and as a sponsor! It has been a pleasure! Cheers!

A big thanks to Chantal and the rest of our generous sponsors for this month! Check out the amazing prized up for grabs. Good luck to all those who participate in our August Sketch Challenge!


First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
(12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments, 1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames. )



Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)
 

Sponsors:

Lemon Owl 

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant.


Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring 
products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!




Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.


If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)
 
A special thanks to Creative Embellishments and Chantal Vandenberg for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they
will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

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