Fancy Paper Crafters

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fancy Paper Crafters Winner Announced

Hello! I recently posted a refer a friend giveaway on Fancy Paper Crafters ( We were offering up these three fabulous Spellbinders dies:

We gained several new members thanks to your support in getting our name out. If you missed out this round, don't worry as we will be giving more goodies away in the future. Without further ado .... we have a winner!! Congrats goes to Stephanie King!! Stephanie was referred by an existing member Kimberly Hellams. Kimberly will also receive a goodie from me for her support :). Keep your eyes on the message boards for future giveaways ( Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 2011 Sketch Challenge

Howdy! I am loving the cooler weather we have been experiencing over the last couple of days. It makes me look forward to all the great fall colors that are forthcoming. My scraproom has been an absolute disaster and I am slowly working my way through it to get things back in order. I've got lots of stuff for sale and just need to find the time to try to sell it all LOL! I did stop for a bit and played with the latest sketch challenge by Shannon White ( I've always wanted to try using crimped paper in a layout and I really enjoyed it! Here is Shannon's sketch this month:

Here is my take on her sketch (in case haven't guess by now, I usually don't vary a lot from a sketch LOL):

No real deviations this time other than removing some of the journaling/title information. I don't usually do "titles" on my pages as I include the information in the journaling section instead. This allows me to be a bit more creative with the layout itself and not so stuck on coming up with a title. Anyway, the details are fairly simple. Paper includes Basic Grey Lemonade Collection (Frosted Berry and Pink Fizz) and some random scraps of vellum I had in my stash. The cardstock is a knock off version of Bazzill. I went to a scrapbooking convention recently where they were selling 5 lbs of paper for $19.99 (do you have any idea how much paper you can get for 5 lbs?! - a lot let me tell ya!). I used my Fiskars Star Burst Squeeze Punches to create the "bursts" under my photos. The bling (I wonder if I will ever again make a layout without bling :)) is from Recollections and Diamond Dew Drops (and the little black dots used for the center of the bursts were also purchased at the convention but I have no idea the vendor name as it isn't on the package). Lastly, I used my Fiskars paper crimper to add dimension to the layout.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend :). Happy scrapping!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fancy Paper Crafters Giveaway

Have you seen these new Spellbinder Nestabilities and Shapeabilities that have been popping up in stores? They offer the most cutting and embossing detail in dies available in the market today. Cut, emboss and stencil all your craft projects with these unique die templates! Want to know how you can WIN all three of these? Check out all the details on the Fancy Paper Crafters Ning website here: