"Still My Sweet Little Boy" by Wendy Sommers
"You Are Always Happy" by Wendy Sommers
"How Can This Be" by Staci Taylor "Heart Full" by Staci Taylor
Today I wanted to show you how to make this cute little tin using the new Butterfly Garden line from Pink Paislee, a Maya Road tin, and a little floral foam. Step 1: Gather your supplies. I chose to cut out the butterflies, flowers, and fair from the Butterfly Wings paper, but the clear pops would have been really cool for this project too. Step 2: Cut the images out. Step 3: Adhere the flowers and fairy to the tin using Glossy Accents and some pop dots to add dimension. Step 4: Add some of the fabulous AMM trim to the bottom of the tin. Step 5: Cut some floral foam to fit inside the tin. Step 6: Hot glue some green moss on top of the floral foam making sure to conceal it completely. Step 7: Add the flowers to floral pins or heavy gage wire. I didn't have anything heavy enough so I had to roll out a length of wire, fold it in half, twist it, fold it in half again, and twist it again to get the strength I needed. I hope you enjoyed this quick little project.
Happy monday to you all. Are you ready for a new Member Monday. This week Ro chose this LO by Leila Cassimira Cardosa.
Here's what Ro had to say, "I loved this Leila's page! It's so cheerful and colorful, I loved the colors, the white background, the paint splatters and the sweet photos ! All is perfect in this layout!"
Ever wonder what to do with those bits and scraps? Well I am sure you know but here are a few things I did with mine.
I hope it inspired you to use your March kit scraps and give a handmade card to someone special
Today I want to spotlight the new Butterfly Garden line from Pink Paislee. Specifically the embelishments...
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Clear Pops:
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Ephemera Pack
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Wooden Shapes
Make sure you stop by the store and check out the other Pink Paislee lines.
We are continuing a clear out of our warehouse here at AMM. Now through Saturday, enjoy 55% off of your order using code 555 at checkout. This is good for all items in the store, EXCEPT those items marked in categories as "NEW".
Congratulations to our March Challenge winner. Zoe the hostess of this challenge selected the LO below by Leila Cassimira Cardosa. Congratulations. Leila will win a $10 gift certificate to the AMM store.
"Boys X Fun" by Leila Cassimira Cardosa
Look for the April sketch and challenge coming April 1st.
A big shout out goes to our other participants.
"Bubbles Belong in the Bathtub" by Jennie McGarvey
"Training Camp" by Dawn Tavela
We are back with Member Monday! Yay! Each week one of our design team members will choose a LO from the AMM gallery that inspires them and then we will feature that artist here on the AMM blog.
This week Staci Taylor chose this LO by Gisele.
Staci also asked Gisele a few questions to help us get to know her better.
What inspired you to create this layout, and can you give us some tips on any techniques you used?
I wanted to try out some new stamps and do something for me. I used a lot of stamps, paint in the back, use "Prima" flowers (I love it) and a Martha Stewart border punch. Loved the result!
How long have you been scrapping?
I have been scrapping for one and a half years.
What are your favorite techniques?
I love stamps, but all techniques can do wonderful things, it's a matter of imagination and creativity.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from family and friends, especially to register those unique moments to remember.
Thanks so much Gisele for sharing your LO with us and for letting us get to know you better.
I’m in love with the Chalkboard Glimmer mists. They have much more vibrant colors than the regular mists, and a much better coverage with less sprays and less warping. Today I wanted to show you a couple of layouts using different Glimmer Screens.
For the first layout I created a background using a doily.
I sprayed evenly but kept to spraying around the edges of the doily as I wanted the color to fade into the white cardstock. Note that on my next layout I sprayed the chalk up to the edges of my cardstock to get the best coverage.
Put the doily aside to dry you can use it later on another project. Here is what the background looks like once you have finished the layout, the chalk in the background gives so much more depth to the layout and a real zing of colour.
On this layout I used the same color of chalk, but I cut a 12x5 scrap piece of cardstock and layered glimmer screens over the top. Once I removed them I was left with a shock of white with the design of the Glimmer Screens peeking out. I think this could be my favourite misting technique!! If your feeling adventurous you could stitch around the lines to make them more dominant.
Don't forget about our March challenge that is going on right now. You've still have 5 more days to participate for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the A Million Memories Store.
All you have to do is design a LO based on the sketch below, use rainbows as your inspiration, post your LO in the AMM gallery, and post a link to your LO in the March Challenge thread on the AMM message board.
Thanks to Dawn Tavela for participating in this months challenge.
"Training Camp" by Dawn Tavela