Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Scrapbook and Cards Today Spring Issue winner

The winner of last weekend's giveaway for the Scrapbook and Cards Today Spring Issue is . . . Faygie Fellig!  Congrats, Faygie!  I will try and contact to you to get your mailing address.  Or feel free to email it to me at

Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbook Day with a tutorial AND a giveaway!!

Well helloooooooooooooooo little neglected blog!  Remember me?  Thought I abandoned you, huh?  Hopefully I can get back to posting again occasionally.

Today is National Scrapbook Day, and there's some fun stuff going on over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog.  Head on over there for inspiration, challenges, and prizes!! The hourly posts started at 9:00 am this morning and will continue each hour until 9:00 pm tonight.

The theme of the day is "Inspired By".  Each of the Design Team member chose a layout from the SCT Spring issue that inspired them.  I was inspired by Paige Evans' "Rome" layout on page 67 of the Spring issue.  You can see Paige's beautiful layout in this post.

Here is my “inspired by” layout:

To make the circles, I first painted rows of rainbow colors on watercolor paper.   I tried to get them in order of how I was going to place them on the page so that could get some 2-toned circles for a slight ombre effect.

Once the paper was dry, I die-cut the circles using stitched circle steel dies.   A circle cutter or circle punches would also work.

I cut a strip of white cardstock about 5.5 inches wide by 12 inches tall, then I added the circles with 3D foam adhesive. I cut off the edges of the circles to get straight lines on both sides.  I then adhered the circle strip to my background cardstock and I was ready to complete my page.

Be sure to check out all the inspiring layouts, challenges and giveaways on the SCT blog today!

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS, would you like to win a copy of the Spring 2016 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today?
To be entered to win, please leave a comment here before the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday).  Sorry, North American winners only.