Sunday, September 18, 2011

PARIS page and some blog candy!

Hi everyone!  I have a scrapbook page to share today and some blog candy!

I mentioned when I started with the Spellbinders team that part of my duties is to make a scrapbook page every month.  I won't lie, these are tough for me.  I love the smaller "work canvas" of an A2 sized card.  Filling up a 12x12 page is a challenge for me!  But, as the months go on, it gets a bit easier.  Here is a layout I did a couple month ago.  It is now shown in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery website, so I can share it here with you.  

This picture was taken 9 years ago when Bill and I went on our "pre-honeymoon" (due to our work schedules we went on our honeymoon before we got married).  I am pretty matchy-matchy with the papers I use and the colors in the photo when I do a page.  I just can't help it!  So, I used the Antiquities 12x12 pad from GCD Studios which had a perfect mixture of burgundy and mauve colors!  The flower embellishments were created from the Grand Peony Creations die templates.  I also used the Classic Bracket Edgeabilities edger die and the decorative insert from the Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities to create my edges.  It's hard to capture in pictures, but there is a lot of glitz on this page.  Not only are the papers are glittered, but I used stickles on each of the flower blossoms I created as well.

Now, on to the blog candy.  OK, so when my BFF Teresa and I went to Winter CHA (last January), we collected some goodies from the various booths (this post shows some pictures from that trip).  I had it in mind to offer these as blog candy, and I am embarrassed that they sat at the bottom of a box for 9 months!  pfft.  Anyway, I have a sampling of little chachies from various booths. 
There are (Lot A):
A set of gift cards from ???
3 single stamps from Unity Stamp Co
Sample of glitter cardstock from Paper Accents
Instant Journaling vellum sheet from Quick Quotes (I found some others that are not in the picture)
A couple pin/broaches from Paper Crafts (on my blog post linked, you can see a picture of Susan Opel wearing one of these pins!)
Ribbon broach from Making Memories
Fabric flower broach from Hero Arts
I will also add some KaiserCraft and Cosmo Cricket pattern papers from my stash to this lot!

I also have up for grabs a couple stamp sets from Inkadinkado (Lot B).  There is a Halloween set, new and unused and a Christmas set (1 stamp used).
I thought I would offer these to 2 commenters.  I realize Lot A may not appeal to everyone, so leave me a comment letting me know which Lot you would appeal to you, Lot A, B or both.  I will chose 2 commenters on Tuesday evening and post on Wednesday.  I have one request, if you do not follow my blog and you leave a comment, PLEASE check back to see if you are a winner.  The last several times I had blog candy, the winners never came back to claim their prize.
EDITED: you don't have to be a follower to enter, just please check back to see if you have won if you're not a regular visitor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Spellbinders Supplies for PARIS page:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • GCD Studios, Antiquities by Donna Salazar Queen Bees, Let's Ride, and Harmony Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Prismatics Hillary, White, Black Cardstock
  • Cosmic Shimmer, Cosmic Twinkles Glitter Glue
  • KaiserCraft, Sweet Pea, Lippy Red Rhinestones

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  1. Great layout and papers. Loving those flowers!

    I remember climbing the stairs up the Eiffel tower to the viewing platform - that was a long way up LOL. Way down made me dizzy as we were racing to the bottom and you go round and round in circles. Thanks for the chance at some goodies :)

  2. Your layout reminds me of a trip to Paris when I was expecting my son - he's now 42!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win - is it open to me in the UK? If so, I'd prefer lot B.

  3. Great layout!!!! Inspires me to start on my long overdue pages!!! Love lot B

  4. Great layout. beautiful pictures and the flowers are super cute.

  5. Hi Michelle. Love your LO its fabulous. Thanks for the wonderful chance too. I am already follower and I would love to have a chance at Lot B. Someone is going to be really lucky.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  6. wow I would be happy and grateful to win anything -thanks for the chance

  7. decisions decisions decisions.... I do know you did a great job on your page.... jealous bout your trip but glad your able to share.... just happy for a chance to win anything

  8. Not an official follower--which I think is different than checking out your blog daily, which is what I do. So I thank you for your creative inspiration as well as the chance to win from your giveaway, either packet of which would be something to turn on the creative juices and see what can be done with what is offered.

  9. Fab Layout and I'd love lot B I don't have any of those
    hugs Nikki

  10. Your Paris trip reminds me of one I made with my mother in 1988. We ate at the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful views, especially at night. I'd like to win Lot B. I don't have many Halloween stamps and these look great. I'm a follower.


  11. Your scrapbook page is gorgeous! Love the layout and of course, I really love those layered flowers! Either lot would be a great win! :-)

  12. Your layout is beautiful, I've never been to Paris but will get there someday. I like Lot A. Thanks for sharing your LO and the chance to win.

  13. The layout is gorgeous! And you've been to Paris!!! Lucky girl!

  14. Gorgeous scrap page. Love the colors you used. The flowers are so pretty.
    I like both lots, and thanks so much for the chance to win.

  15. Hi Michelle! This LO is beautiful, love the colors (I match colors to photos too) I don't know how NOT to!! :) I do love those stamps, so I'll say Lot B. I'm already a subscriber, so I'll definitely be back Wednesday! Crossing my fingers :)

  16. Hi Michelle!
    I love your scrapbook page! I struggle making those too. 12x12 is a BIG space compared to an A2 card. The colors are pretty and your flowers are goregous! I really like your Spellbinders edge as well. Will need to add that to my wishlist. Thanks for a chance to win. Either lot is fine with me.

  17. oooh la la ... I am a matchy matchy too. Love the layout. beautiful. Thanks for the chance at the win. I would prefer lot B. I love those stamps and have been planning to purchase. The win would be AWESOME!!!!!

  18. Love your layout - that photo of you is great. Thanks for the offer - Lot A looks good to me~

  19. Your layout is marvelout. You can feel the excitement in the whole page. Great job. I would not mind either A or B. Thanks for the chance.

  20. I love your page. The flowers are beautiful. I wouldn't mind some of your candy either.

  21. I love your Paris page... I think it is perfect! I would love to win either blog candy but if you need one answer I would go with the assortment from CHA. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  22. Lot B is my favorite. So glad I found your blog. I've got it bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Awesome page! Great photo of you, and the flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win (either lot would be great)!

  24. jacquie2010@telus.netSeptember 19, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    I like lot A ( have half of B) but like the Halloween set which I do not have.
    I think if you find scrapbooking a challenge you don't show it. Your page is lovely.

  25. You should try a 6x6" or 8x8" srapbook page if you like smaller canvases. They can be great too and you can use smaller paper packs. I like lot A. I will definitely be checking back as I get all of your posts by email.

  26. Your Paris layout is beautiful.
    The floral embellishments are
    I would be a happy camper with either
    fun prize giveaway!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  27. Great scrapbook page. I'm not sure if I follow you. I have your blog in my google reader and look at it every post you make. I like A & B.


  28. Wow, I love your beautiful page! I, too, get a little anxious at the thought of filling up any space greater than 4 1/4 x 5 1/2! Either lot would be fabulous!

  29. i'd LOVE to be entered to win either A OR B!!! thanks for a chance!
    linda patti

  30. love the page but that's why I'm a subscriber! Thanks for the chance to win something:)

  31. Great layout. Love the flowers.


  32. Wonderful page! Either lot is a great chance to win!

  33. BY:

    WHATTA B-E-A-UTIFUL PAGE!!!!! OMG ur talents always amaze me!!! Espescially the design and the colors...I was having a block for a b-day card and u helped me get out of it so THANX!!!!! As far as the candy, I love the second one but would be honored by either. Thnx again for sharing ur gifted talents!!!

  34. I LOVE your layout. It caught my attention right away! Great color scheme choice! I would be perfectly happy with either blog candy! Thanks for the chance!

  35. I subscribe to your blog but I hope it's not to late to enter... I like lot B.. thanks for great ideas


  36. Love it! If I am a winner, surprise me - I love surprises and blog candy! I subscribe to your blog. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  37. This is gorgeous Michelle! Love those flowers and the warm colours on this layout!