Monday, April 25

Best Creation...time for another blog hop.

Welcome to another wonderful blog hop sponsored by Best Creation.

You should have arrived here via Kim Arledges blog. If not, head on over to the Best Creation blog for all the information and to get started. There you will find the list of participants and the order that you should visit their blogs. Visit all the blogs in order a
nd pick up the mystery letters on each blog as you go to spell our mystery word. Send this to for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness.

The first prize for this hop are the complete collections of BOTH Robot and Ballerina Princess. These are the lines from Best Creation, just released, and they are really super cute. There will also be a couple of chances to win through our Facebook page, where the winner will choose either of the new collections.

We try to focus on a theme or technique for each of our hops and this time around we are all showing some interesting ways to use border punches. I have been using my punches heaps lately, and my favourite technique right now is paper pleating.

I used my favourite punch which is a Martha Stewart doily edge punch.

To create this technique, punch all the way along a strip of paper, then turn the paper and punch the other side as well. It works best of the pattern being punched lines up on each side of the strip. Score the strip at regular intervals, and fold. You can either do single folds in one direction, or as I have done here a slightly more complicated fold. I then layered this on top of another strip in a contrasting colour. I used the same punch on both sides as I did before, but didn''t fold.

Remember that all the folds will shorten your strip, so you may need to join a few together to span all the way across a page, or just make it look that way, by tucking it under your photos and elements on wither side as I have done.

Here's another example I did a couple of posts ago, using the same technique and the new Ballerina Princess line that you could win!

While you are here I would like to invite you all to become followers of my blog if you are not already. All you have to do is click the "follow" button on the right hand side. Also be sure to leave a comment here, and on the Best Creation blog at the end to be in the running to win the awesome prize.

Next, you are off to see Kim Holmes to see what she has been up to. Wave Hi and tell her I sent you.

...Oh, don't forget your letter code.
It's ..... Right click and run your cursor over the space to see the hidden letter.
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Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 24

More catching up

Today's catch up is some stuff I have done for A Crafter's Passion.
This was a class I designed for a few weeks back using brand new papers from Jillibean Soup.

And another class, again with Jillibean soup. I really like their new lines.

And a sneek peek of this weeks class, using Hello Lucious by Basic Grey. Cardstock and papers are included int he class fee (only $14). Bring or purchase your own embellishments. Call the shop to book in as places are limited.

Finally, here are the monthly kits. I think the main kit is sold out, but here are add on (mini kits) kits still available. It's such a beautiful kit.
This is the challenge kit. I believe there are still some available. Entires for the challenge close at the end of the month, but you are more than welcome to buy the kit and not enter a layout.

Visual highlights

I've been so busy creating that I keep forgetting to update here. so I'll give you a few highlights.

Scrapping Outback layouts:
April white with a twist- **STILL OPEN

April DT mini kit. Such a beautiful kit. There are still some available here, and they are just $15.80

Best Creation:
Such cute papers this month.

I have more, but this post will get too long. Tomorrow we are running another Blog Hop for Best Creation. You could win some of the brand new papers that you see above...the Robot and Ballerina Princess collections.