Color Philosophy Inks

Prima has a brand new ink line called Color Philosophy. The colors are amazing and the selection of colors will keep you in crafting heaven.

My Prima Planner - In the Moment

Here is my "In the Moment" planner all dolled up for January.

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My Prima Planners

Have you gotten your new My Prima Planner? They are absolutely amazing!

Frank Garcia's Memory Hardward

I created a lovely photo album using Prima's Memory Hardware journal. Click the "read more" tab to see the entire album.

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Christine Adolph Stamps

I love to use stamping to add interest and texture to my crafting projects. I will be sharing my latest project using Prima's new Christine Adolph stamps.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrap That! April Kit Reveal Blog Hop!


Hello everyone,

Welcome to the Scrap That! April Kit Reveal Blog Hop!  First, I  want to thank you all for your wonderful comments and support during my term with Scrap That!  This is my last kit and what a beautiful kit it is!  It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and I will treasure my time with you always.

The blog hop runs Friday, March 30th thru Midnight on Sunday, April 1st.

If you have just arrived from Sandi Smith's beautiful blog, you are in the right place.  I am the last stop on the hop today and I hope you have enjoyed all of the gorgeous projects along the way.

Blog Hop Rotation

This layout was created using the main kit contents which includes beautiful chipboard and sweet little flowers.  The patterned papers from Kaisercraft are lovely and wonderfully versatile.  I created a lasso using the roping included in the kit.  I added delicate flowers along the lasso to create a feminine look.  This is a quick and easy page yet it is full of understated beauty.

I love the color combination of the patterned papers in this kit.  I made a paper fence using the Tim Holtz rosette die and my Sizzix Big Shot.  The flowers are from the embellishment add-on and Petaloo and the leaves are a mix of Petaloo and Zva Creative.  The chipboard words are from Creative Imaginations.

The Kits

Scrap That! is pleased to present "Serendipity". This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts layouts.

Here is the beautiful main kit.

..and here is the elegant embellishment kit.

...and last, but not least, the paper add-on.


There are THREE prizes to win...

A Dusty Attic Prize Pack

A Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit
A Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate

... and THREE ways for you to enter.

First of all, you will need to visit all SIX blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **.
If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit, then head over to our NING community and leave a comment in the THREAD on our forum.
Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate - super easy right? Just post a link to your blog on the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :).
We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! forum to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Scrap That! April Kit Sneak Peek!


Join me and the Scrap That! design team on Friday, March 30th as we reveal the new April Scrap That! kit.  Here are a few peeks of my projects....


I'll see you then!

March Zva Creative Blog Hop Winners Announced!

We'd like to congratulate the following FIVE participants who won a prize from our design team member's blogs on March's Blog Hop! Their names can be found today on the following blogs:

Robin Shakoor - That's me!

One winner from each of the 5 blogs and one winner on Zva's blog will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!  

The winner from my blog is Lillian Child! 

Lillian, please email your address to me by clicking the "Contact" button at the top of my blog.

Zva Supplies:  (FLBK-03CB-102) Mini Roses; 2.5" Dual- Flowers - White & Dusky Pink (FL-04CA-128), 8" Branch w/ leaves (FL-04CA-109)

Other Supplies:  Patterned Paper (Webster's Pages); Photo Frames (K&Company); Doilies (We R Memory Keepers); Rub-ons (Cloud 9)Tag (My Mind's Eye)

I love hearing from my all of my visitors. If you have a question you can contact me directly by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our March blog hop!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blogBe sure head on over to check it out! Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

I absolutely love the green crystals from Zva.  I decided to used a single flourish to adorn my page. 

Zva Supplies:  CRS-04CB-113 - Flourish III - Olive Crysal

Other Supplies:  Patterned Paper: SEI; Die Cut Paper:  Anna Griffin; Tags:  Martha Stewart; Lettering:  Pebbles; Tim Holtz Rosette Die; Sizzix Big Shot; Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer; Ranger:  Stickles – Turqoise; Photo:  Pulen-Dreamstime

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, March 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 27th. 

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 28th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Zva's blog as well. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva's NEW blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's NEW blog. Your next stop is Christin. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 30th for our next Zva blog hop!

Monday, March 19, 2012



Hello everyone!

So sorry to be away for so long.  I am in the process of setting up my scrap room.  I moved from my room in the basement to an extra room upstairs...with windows!  I am so excited.  It has truly been a labor of love and I can't wai to share it with you.  I am still a few weeks away from posting any photos, but I promise to do a new room tour as soon as everything is done.

In the midst of all of my confusion, I took a break to create quite a few projects.  I went on a search to finda a collection to showcase my blue Zva crystals.  I found the Everyday Moments collection from Teresa Collins.  I love all of the embellishments and patterns in this line. 

I love pearl lines from Zva and when I saw that the paper collection had a sheet with wording I couldn't get home fast enough and start creating.

I used a sweet Zva pearl flourish along with detail cut flowers.  I added Zva leaves to add a different texture to the page.

Zva Supplies Used:  PEW-03CB-140 (Basic Lines Pearl - Soft blue 0.5 cm);  PE-03CA-109 (Ice & Fire Pearl - Soft Blue & Lime); FL-04CA-112 (Leaves #I - 1")

Other Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper, Die Cuts and Chipboard Elements (Teresa Collins – Everyday Moments); Cecile Collection – Flocked Stickers (Anna Griffin) Glue Glider Pro (Glue Arts); Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Blending Tool (Ranger); Jumbo Circle Cutter (Creative Memories); Paper Trimmer (Fiskars); Paper Distresser (Tonic Studios); Photo (Vichie81)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reminisce - Olde Curiosity Shoppe


This is my favorite photo of my aunt Ellie as a young girl. I just love the backgrounds they used for photos back then.

I used “Mercurial Masterpiece” from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection to create a frame for my page. I inked the inside of the frame with Distress Ink (Barn Door). The photo is a copy so I inked it with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) to give it an aged effect. 

Next I began layering my embellishments using 3-D flowers and Graphic 45 chipboard buttons.

I used a gorgeous die from Heartfelt Creations to create the lacey red and ivory border.  The title was created using the Technique Tuesday Initially Yours - R stamp set.

I inked my page using Barn Door Distress Ink.

This collection is amazing and when using it you will find that your crafting possibilities are endless.

Graphic 45 Papers
Olde Curiosity Shoppe:Mercurial Masterpiece, Race for Time, Bazaar of Wonders, Butterfly Specifics, Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 Staples:Chipboard Buttons
Core'dinations:SigSeries G45 12x12 Asst Pack
Petaloo:Darjeeling Flowers
Heartfelt Creations:Lace Border Die
Ranger:Distress Ink – Barn Door, Vintage Photo; Blending Tool
Bo Bunny:Cardstock
Technique Tuesday: Initially Yours - R
Fiskars:Paper Trimmer

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fun in the Sun! Tropical Travelogue Canvas


Hello everyone!

I used the Tropical Travelogue collection to create this 6x6 mixed media canvas. This is a great way to display your favorite vacation photos year round. To begin my project, I applied molding paste to the bottom of my canvas. I mixed in acrylic paint, then created wave shapes. Once dry, I misted the canvas with Glimmer Mist and trimmed the edges with Distress Stain. I added Glossy Accents to my waves to give them a wet appearance and I also added random drops to create water droplets. Once everything was dry I was ready to begin layering my papers and adding photos. I encourage you to take your layouts off the page and try a fun, new technique.
Graphic 45 Papers:
Tropcial Travelogue: Tropical Travelogue, Seaside Holiday, Paradise Postage
Tropical Travelogue Stickers & Alphabet Stickers
Tropical Travelogue Chipboard 2
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist – Dragonfly
Ranger: Distress Ink and Stain – Broken China; Glossy Accents
Lifestyle Crafts: Swirls Die
Golden: Molding Paste
Fiskars: Cloud Punch; Paper Trimmer
Craft Supply: Twine
Making Memories: Corner Rounder; Acrylic Paint –Ocean
Cardstock: Bazzill

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Altered Clock - Olde Curiosity Shoppe


Hello everyone!

Can you believe I altered this beautiful clock using only scraps of paper? I have had this clock for quite some time and other paper lines just didn’t fit the bill.  The first time I saw the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I added drops of pearls and further embellished the clock with flowers and butterflies that were cut from paper in the collection.

Here is a close up of the inside of the door.  I used several layers of patterned paper and pom pom trim.

I love how the clock base opens to reveal two hidden compartments. I made two mini books and decorated the inside of the door.  I just love how they distressed the inside of the clock.

Graphic 45 Papers: Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Genuine Article, Bazaar of Wonders, Butterfly Specifics, Race for Time, Counting Down
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples
Petaloo: Flowers
Prima: Flowers
Craft Supply: Crystal Tassel, Pom Pom Trim
Ranger Industries: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Hobby Lobby: Clock
Viva Decor: Pearl Pen
Creative Memories: Circle Cutter
Brayer, Detail Scissors
Fiskars: Paper Trimmer

Be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog today to see more altered projects from the design team.

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