Sunday, January 2, 2011

Treats for my sweets - last day of the LGC Blog Party

Happy Monday! Today's the final day in our January Lucky Girl Crafts blog party celebrating the Forever Love January 2011 Lucky Girl Crafts Kit and your final chance to win some store credit this month! Be sure to check out the rest of the Lucky Girls on their final day!

I've saved the best project for last - using a huge mixture of nearly every patterned paper included in the kit, plus a mixture of my fave embellies from the kit. Prepare to start drooling now! :)

I used Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz to dye my rosettes the perfect color for this layout, then added a little bling to make it sparkle!

For the circle tag, I distressed it with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China - which coordinated perfectly with the Pink Paislee paper & canvas ribbon. Notice I also used the last little bit of my Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon I've been hoarding from my August LGC kit!

Donna Salazar Smooch Spray strikes again! This time on the gorgeous Tim Holtz elastic gathered ribbon from this month's kit. I love that all of those Tim Holtz ribbons come white - ready for you to coordinate with any layout with a simple spritz or swipe of ink. Fantastic!

Here's a little close up of the cover, which includes both alphas from this month's kit, plus a few K&Co. blinged-out rub ons.

For the clasp, I layered on of the Making Memories pearl brads through a large button with large holes. (If the holes had been too small, I would have used precision files to make the brad fit, but luckily I was able to skip that step.) Finally, I added two pre-flattened eyelets that I had run individually (sans paper) through my Crop-o-dile. I strung these flattened eyelets on the prongs of the brad. Finally, I poked the prongs of the brad through the paper, which was reinforced with cardstock on the back side of the patterned paper for the cover, sandwiched between the patterned paper and the album.

This allowed the extra space needed to wrap the ribbon around the clasp while minimizing the risk of a tear on the cover. Check it out:

I know after three days of crafty inspiration you're definitely drooling and dreaming of your own kit! Don't wait too long, though, or they might be gone before you get that chance!

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January 7th - last day to apply for our new Lucky Girl Design Team!Check out the details by clicking here.

Coming soon... weekly Friday Fun Day Challenges, featuring new work each and every Friday on the store blog for you to scrap lift, create & enter to win! Join us for the first one, Friday, January 7th.

Finally, for your chance to win a lucky $7 store credit to Lucky Girl Crafts - answer today's question for me:

* What project is on the top of your creative to-do list for the New Year?

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Deb Long said...

This album is GORGEOUS!!!!

The top of my crafty to-do list are baby albums - everyone I know seems to be having a baby between now and March!

ruth said...
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ruth said...

I need to add about 7 years of Christmas photos to my boys' Christmas albums. I need to do it while I still feel like scrapping Christmas! :)

LOVE the mini book! Such a cute idea!

vegetablog said...

Jessica, this is so fabulous!! I just love it!!


Yara said...

Love your minibook!!! Really beautiful!

CTgirl said...

This is really beautiful, lovely work!
Top of my list are 2 ATC swaps that has to be ready soon.
My blog need some work
Take part in more online challenges by making more cards - have started on that!

Juanita said...

My biggest project would be actually organizing my photos and scrap room!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh I love your mini!!!!!!!
top projects, make enough bday cards to always have plenty on hand and organize my scrappy space!! it soo needs a makeover

Debbie said...

Your mini turned our great! I love how you outlined the white stickers !