Saturday, June 30, 2012

ENTER TO WIN WIN WIN

Hello and Welcome to all new visitors as well
as our faithful readers
You could win one of 4 lovely prize packages
Each prize consists of:
A Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray
A Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals Set

You can view the prize in the each Scrapbookers Paradise Store
Look for the display that is promoting our
Senior Design Team

Hannah
&
Selena
Calgary
South Store









Selena
Calgary North






Pam
Red Deer





Read on for the details
is inviting you to help 'Celebrate the Summer' with us
I think our regular readers will agree, we have
a wonderful Group of Designers
There is always something new to inspire
a contest to enter, a weekly prize to win as well
as free product draws on the first and fifteenth of
every month. You can get your MO-JO on with the
challenge team every Friday by linking your creation  
or just leave a simple comment on the Feature Item's Post
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Each of Scrapbookers Paradise stores will host a prize
The blog will also be hosting a prize 'one awarded per store'
If you are a regular reader you can be entered to win
by leaving a comment on this post:

1.}You must, answer the question, specify in your comment which store
   you can pick your prize up at if you win.

2.} If you are not near a store, please mention that in
   your comment and you will be eligible for the blog prize.

3.} This post will run weekly till the final draw, therefore you may enter
   once each time the post runs.

4.} For an 'extra entry' pass this link along or 'do a blog post about the contest'
   on your blog. 'Link your post' up with the Linky tool below and you will
   have your name in for another chance to win. 

5.} Feel free to enter every time you see this post headline:
    This contest will run from June 30, 2012 - August 25th 2012
    Winners will be chosen by random generator from all eligible entries

QUESTION: How long have you been scrapbooking or paper crafting?
Place your answer in the 'comments section only' to  qualify.


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Friday, June 29, 2012

Playing in Paradise #73: Wonderful Watercolour

Happy Canada Day weekend, friends! I hope you make some time to relax and celebrate our great country this weekend. Maybe your relaxing will include a little crafting time?
You may not know that I'm also a professional watercolour artist and I'm absolutely in love with the beauty of watercolours. I thought it might be fun to try to inspire you to try this wonderful medium, and so this week's Playing in Paradise challenge is all about watercolour. I challenge you to create a project using watercolour paints, or just use my colourful abstract painting below to influence your design.
Have you heard of Lindy's Stamp Gang? They make incredible pigment powders with vibrant shimmer. I have a small selection of colours and I need more - they are just fabulous and really quite easy to use. I started out making a card (which you can see on my blog here) but realized that the design would translate really well to an art piece, so that's what I'm sharing today.

Supplies I used: 5"x7" wooden picture frame; watercolour paper; Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink; assorted rubber stamps; Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals Autumn Leaves
  1. I stamped my design first, using the archival ink. It is important to use an archival, permanent ink so that it doesn't bleed when you start painting on it. I heat set it to be sure it was dry before I started painting.
  2. Using a little water and a palette or craft mat, I dipped a damp brush into each colour of pigment powder separately, mixing it further with water on the palette until it was well blended, like in this video. I love the shimmer of the Magicals - it really does seem magical!
  3. I painted the ribbon strips first, then used my paintbrush to spatter paint on the rest of the paper.
  4. I added a photo, and popped the whole thing in a frame. Super easy, and so fun. 


My watercolour students often tell me that watercolour is hard and intimidating, but this project is really just painting a few stripes and a little spatter. It's a great way to get started! And Magicals come in dozens of colours; I can tell you I need a LOT more! There are a tonne of videos on using Magicals on YouTube as well, so if you're unsure on how to use them, take a look and be inspired.

The design team rose to my challenge - here are their takes on the watercolour theme:




our gracious and talented Guest Designer
who hails from down under



This week's prize is from Glitz Design; French Kiss paper layers, journaling stickers, layered stickers and title stickers valued at approx. $22.

How to play:
    1.  Everyone is invited to play! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your challenge entry.

    2.  You have until noon on Thursday July 5 to link your entries for this challenge below.

    3.  Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC73 so we can find you!

    4.  Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.

    And last but not least... a big CONGRATULATIONS to winner of PPC#72, Patricia! Please email Pam at faeiryrocks@telus.net and she'll get back to you with the details for your prize, and for how you can play along with us in a future challenge.
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    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    NEW from Inky Antics

    STAMPS
    Beautiful Borders
    Here is a video (if you are reading this on your email, please click HERE to return to the blog)

    Fabulous Flowers
    Here is a video (if you are reading this on your email, please click HERE to return to the blog)





    Find the full collection in stores and ONLINE now!





    NEW from Carta Bella

    New items by Carta Bella are now available at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

    Beautiful Moments
    12x12 PAPER




    COLLECTION PACK

    6x6 PAPER PAD

    ELEMENTS

    Find the full collection in stores and ONLINE now!

    Place an order over $50
    (before GST) and receive FREE Shipping*
    *Offer valid only within the ten Canadian provinces. See Shipping & Returns for details.


    

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Fab Scraps








     
    This is a very simple style of scrapbooking
    I matted my photos each 3 times 2 thin plain cardstock
    layers and one coordinating paper with a 1/2" border all
    the way around. Then I arranged them till it pleased my eye.
    I took my scraps and cut journaling strips
    strips appoximately 1/2" wide to add interest but not weight.
    If you want to read more of the story behind
    this LO, you can visit me HERE

    For this Layout I used
    Tim Holtz Grunge board
    Fab Scraps Papers and
    Die cuts , Lindy's Stamp Gang emboss for the letters,
    'I felt like a mad scientist and had a lot of fun mixing these
    powdered pigments.' They have such a gorgeous shimmer
    that doesn't translate well in the photos. They should be on
    your MUST TRY LIST

     
    Shop for all the newest products
    Be sure to check in every Friday and see what
    our challenge team is up to.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    SCHOOLS OUT




    40% Off one regular price
    item valued over $10.00* 

    Valid June 26th, 2012 - June 27, 2012
    Please place the code
    'SCHOOLSOUT'
    in the comment section of your order

    *Limited to regular priced, in stock items only. Not valid with any other offer.
    Not valid on previously purchased merchandise.
    *Coupon must be quoted at time of order.
    One coupon per person for entire event,
    valid on regular price merchandise only.
    *Excludes all personal cutting systems and associated accessories,
    computer hardware and software, and all Copic Marker items,
    Tim Holtz Distress Pen (assortment package), Allison Davis Sketch Books
    *Free Shipping applies to Canadian orders over $50.00
    See shipping & returns for details






    

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Teachers Gift



    
    Happy Monday!
    Well this week for me marks the end of my oldest child finishing grade 1 and my middle child compeleting kindergarden!!  With that being said I thought today would be a good day to showcase a perfect teachers gift!

    Using the Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer Collection" this is what I have created!!







    Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderfull day!


    SUPPLIES:

    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    Baby Boy


    Hello!

    I have a baby card to share with you today....it seems like everyone I know is having a baby recently so I need to have some on hand!


    Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your day!

    SUPPLIES
    Bella Blvd - Paper* and Minatures
    Doodlebug - Brads and Cut Outs
    Kaiser Craft - Scrabble Stickers and Rhinestones
    American Crafts - Ribbon and Brads

    *available in most stores.

    Place an order over $50
    (before GST) and receive FREE Shipping*
    *Offer valid only within the ten Canadian provinces. See Shipping & Returns for details.

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    Playing in Paradise #72 - Sketch Time!


    Welcome everyone to another Playing in Paradise challenge! This week we have a sketch for you to try! Remember Scrapbooker's Paradise is always a fun place to play since there is a chance at a prize each and every challenge. This week's prize is Glitz Tiny Alphas  (3) and Happy Travel Stickers (3) with an approximate value of $25.






    Our guest designer this week is Barb Murphy. Love those fun stamps and creative mix of papers!




    Now let's take a look at how the design team fared with the sketch this time!
















    P.S. If you love sketches, Scrapbooker's Paradise has books and magazines with sketches for the scrapbooker and card maker.  You'll find them and more here.

    How to play:

      1.  Everyone is invited to play! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your  challenge entry.

      2.  You have until noon on Thursday June 28 to link your entries for this challenge below.

      3.  Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC72 so we can find you!

      4.  Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.

      And last but not least... a big CONGRATULATIONS to Lynda! Please email Pam at faeiryrocks@telus.net and she'll get back to you with the details for your prize, and for how you can play along with us in a future challenge :) 

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