donderdag 24 maart 2016

Cheery Lynn March Blog Hop Featuring the New IOE Plates and FRAME-IT Embossing Folder.

Hi everyone, 
Welcome to Featuring the IOE Plates and FRAME-IT Embossing folder March Blog Hop at 
"Cheery Lynn Designs"
Cheery Lynn Designs
We are so excited to showcase the fabulous IOE Plates and FRAME-IT embossing folder that were newly released. 
If you arrived from ==> Lisa Blastick <== her blog you are on the right track. 
If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs blog here 
=> "Cheery Lynn Designs" <== and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the beautiful projects by all the design team members. 
This is the order of the blog hop you first visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog as followed by: 
Amy {you are here} 
Cheery Lynn Designs
For this blog hop I made a 5,5 inch by 7,5 card which is large like most cards I make normally. I used the pretty "Nyhavn" Limited Edition collection by Maja Design.

Just Because:  
It is really a nice product to work with it allows you to also make as much layers as you want too. 
I always love to add and use much layers....On the sentiment I added some star dust stickles which gives it a nice touch. Let's have a closer look: 

  Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
B682 - Quadrafoil Tag
CABD-62 - Feathers
B146 - Pine Branches
B147 - Olive Branches
B304 - Ivy Strip
C184 - Judy's Blooms
B150 - Cuties #2
B154 - Medium Rose
B283 - Just Because {set of 2}

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I would love it if you leave me a comment and become a follower to my blog but it's not a must for winning the prize at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog. 
"Follow through to the end of the hop and leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog too for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate". 

Your next stop on the blog hop is 
==> Corina Finley's <== 
amazing blog! 

zondag 20 maart 2016

"Graphic 45 Design Team 2016 Audition"

Goodmorning lovelies, 
Oh wow how I love dreaming to be on this amazing design team! 
Since I can remember I am using Graphic 45 papers for different projects but mostly layouts. When I was scrolling through Facebook and the Graphic 45 blog I saw that the DT call was up and my heart jumped out off place for a bit hihihi...I know that the DT call is around by birthday every year so that was not a surprise but still very exciting.
2016 DT poster FINAL
I really love all the new products of Graphic 45,
 like the pretty window shadow boxes, ATC book boxes and all the staples not to forget the pretty new paper collections like: Gilded Lily {which is just beautiful},
Voyage Beneath the Sea"{which go great with some of the chipboard pieces on my other DT}, Enchanted Forest and Cityscapes.
But I have to admit I do love the older collections more that's why I really like that Graphic 45 is making the Deluxe Collector's Edition Packs.
Because that lets me play again with "A ladies diary", Once upon a springtime and hopefully they will make a Deluxe Collector's Edition Pack of my all time favorite collection "Olde Curiosity Shoppe"too.
It's not that I don't like their newer collections "REALLY BELIEVE ME" but I am a romantic scrapper and I totally love the softer toned papers sooo much, that is in conflict with my earlier remark about my favorite collection lol.... 
I am very excited about this design team call and hopefully you all like my work! And I will go through to the next round I just have to keep my fingers crossed.   
This is my blogpost for the Graphic 45 Design Team 2016 Audition!
Project 1: using "Enchanted Forest"
"True Love Never Grows Old"layout 
This layout I made today with the DT call in mind and as my work for Cheery Lynn Designs. This collection is truly beautiful I really love the colors and pretty designs. On the left I used a buckle which I absolutely adore to use. Let's have a closer look: 

Project 2: using "Voyage Beneath the Sea"
"Imagine" card

This card I made for my DT work at Creative Embellishments. I wanted to use orange & aqua because I think that they look amazing together. I also didn't want to make the usual card with the pictures in this collection. I really wanted to make something different more like a spring card, that leaves you over to your own imagination kind of mysterious {hope that worked lol} 
Project 3: using "Mon Amour"
"Forever Mine"layout 
This layout was also made for Cheery Lynn Designs and this time I didn't whetted & wrinkled my flowers I just curled them and added them on top of each other several times. For this layout I used a picture of hubby and I a while back in time. I really love the colors of this collection it's very romantic. Let's look closer:

Project 4: using "Olde Curiosity Shoppe"& "Sweet Sentiments"
"Wishing you Happiness" & "Now and Forever"tags 
I made these tags out of Graphic 45 packaging! I always hoard them to use them later on for layouts or this time for these tags. As you can see I am also a hugh fan of Petaloo flowers! If you follow the Graphic 45 & Petaloo blog you know that they work together a lot which I think is wonderful. 
Project 5: using "Gilded Lily"
"Beautiful and Sweet Girl"layout 
This layout I made for my Cheery Lynn Designs DT work {with in mind this DT call} so all the flowers are handmade with their beautiful flower dies! For this layout I used a couple of Graphic 45 metal pieces as you can see in the centers of my flowers and as a frame for the word "girl"! Also I used a little key in the upper right corner underneath my flower cluster "Oh how I love those pretty key's"Let's have a closer look: 

I couldn't just send in just three sorry Diane, Charee, Aimee and the rest off the Graphic 45 staff.
For the first round they asked us to show three projects and a tutorial! I wish I was as good in making a video as all of you are that are trying to make the team, but I have to say I am not! I do make tutorials but I only photo tutorials for now ;-) I would be so lucky, honored and happy to become one of Graphic 45's designers I think I will faint if it's me lol 
This tutorial is not with Graphic 45 papers sorry!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I wish all the other applicants the best of luck! I would also like to thank the Graphic 45 family for this wonderful opportunity..
Have a happy, scrappy and sunny day..... 

woensdag 16 maart 2016

Beautiful and Sweet Girl 8x8 Layout for ***Cheery Lynn Designs***

Good morning lovelies.
Today I am back again with another 8x8 layout I made using a bunch of my favorite dies. Yeah I am back making layouts again ;-) Oh and I used the uber pretty "Gilded Lily' collection by Graphic 45.  This collection makes me think of my grandmother every time, because she was such a fan of Princess Sisi and since I can remember she was watching those movies over and over again. I found a picture of such a pretty girl on Pinterest that I had to use and it's a perfect combination with that collection.

Beautiful and Sweet Girl: 

The flowers were cut out multiple times.  Then I whetted them with a little water and squeezed them to give them a wrinkly look {kind of shabby chic}. For the center of my bigger flowers I used some Graphic 45 brads. Also on the upper right flower cluster I used a metal key of that same manufacturer and also one of the CABD-90 - Keys!

To make the words pop a little more on my background, I used some green card stock! I cut out the words to later on cut them out again with the patterned paper. Then I placed them on top of each other slightly moved about two millimeters.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used: 

This is one of the layouts I will use to enter the Graphic 45 Design Team Call this year,
wish me luck!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and for the lovely comments you always leave me - I really appreciate them. 
If you love the Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used, you could always enter the bi-weekly challenge to win a $20 shopping spree. You still have some time to enter challenge #224 "Doilies Theme" - there are some amazing entries already enjoy creating!