Tuesday, August 24, 2010

my2angels blog hop

Do you want win some fantastic prizes from my2angels?
 If you said yes (and who wouldn't!)

Today we are excited to present the first ever my2angels Blog Hop for all of it's talented DT’s and Guest DT’s to show off their creation and for you to view our blogs

In order to go into the draw to win you need to leave a comment on each of the Angels’s blog, as there will be winners drawn randomly from the blogs … so you won’t know which ones!  Then go back to the start at  my2angels and let us know you have completed the hop

Become a follower to get a bonus entry (don’t worry if you are already a follower we will add the bonus entry automatically for you)
Our theme is birthday cards and here is mine

For this birthday card I have used the Happy Birthday chipboard title from Scrapware which was embossed with white Ranger embossing puffs.  

The scallop edge on the bottom of the card was actually cropped from the Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine - Hopscotch paper which I adhered along the bottom of the card then cut along the scallop shape.   
 I also cropped one of the circle elements and layered this over the top with 3D foam to give it some dimension.  I then sanded the edges of the scallop paper to make the scallop edge stand out from the black cardstock background. 
Other circle elements were cropped from the Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine – Blowing Bubbles paper and layered under the chipboard present embellishment.   
To finish off I tied a bow using the white satin corrugated ribbon and adhered a silver lollipop charm just above it.   
To add the bling I chopped one of the gorgeous rhinestone circles in half and placed them as shown on the card.

Oops! Hopped into the middle of this blog hop and want to join in the fun?
Or have you lost your blog trail and need to start again..?.... The starter blog for this hop is

 good luck and thanks for stopping by!
The next angel blog is …. Mel

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Do you want win some fantastic prizes?

Do you want to win some fantastic prizes from my2angels
If you said yes (and who wouldn't)

see you back here on Tuesday for the my2angels blog hop

Keonie :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Album

In line with my2angels 2nd birthday celebrations, this a little birthday album I did of my Daughter’s 3rd birthday using the Buzz and Bloom chip album, which unfortunately are no longer but Tracy does have a few left of the other B&B albums in stock

I covered each page first in the October Afternoon Cherry Hill Tea Towel paper with the print side facing up. For the cover and back page I used Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine - Clover and then used the scraps from this throughout the inside pages. I also used the other Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine paper – Blowing Bubbles.

The chip balloons, cupcake and present were embossed in three different colours and whilst the powder was molten I embedded a few rhinestones to add some bling. The happy birthday title on the album cover was embossed with the super cool Ranger Puffs embossing powder. 

Pretty much everything that you see on this album comes from my2angels store so here is a list:



Oh and quicky before I go have you seen the new TPC Boho Bloom papers Tracy got in yesterday?  Gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to get mine!  You will find them in the new arrivals section

Have fun!

Monday, August 2, 2010

my2angels Sketch Competition and win $20 voucher

Create a BIRTHDAY layout using BOTH of the following 2 criterias:

majority of products available from my2angels


Wendy's Sketch
For a chance to win $20 voucher to spend at my2angels

Upload your layout to the gallery  before August 31st to be eligible (please list their products used when uploading so everyone knows what can be created with them)

and here is my take on the challenge

It just so happens that it was also my daughter’s 3rd birthday a week or so ago so I had the perfect photos to use. Can I just say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my2angels and congratulations Tracy for such a fantastic store!

OK now for the fun part..... Wendy’s sketch was really easy to use and allowed for heaps of personal creativity and flair. For the patterned paper blocks I used Fancy Pants Simplicity and Making Memories Cheeky range – Abby words.

If you look also underneath the photo there is a strip of the Making Memories Cheeky range – Abby Numbers. These are all on super special at the moment in store, so get there now before they go! For the number strip I cut about a 1.5cm strip but as my daughter turned 3, I actually manually cut around these and glazed them with dimensional magic to make them pop out. The edges of the Abby words paper were distressed with the ink blending tool and black soot ink.
There is also a tutorial on this technique if you haven’t used one before....they are fantastic by the way!

For the title I have used chipboard letters embossed with Black Glitter Zing. Other embellishments used for this sketch were the absolutely gorgeous Black flower ribbon slide.....OMG how stunning are these, heaps of sparkle power!! I simply slid this onto the hot pink corrugated satin ribbon, placed one long strip of double sided tape on the back and adhered the whole thing onto the LO.  
This is the same ribbon I have used for the bow in the top right hand corner which was embellished also with a silver present charm.
Finally for the semi circle element on the bottom left hand corner of the sketch I gathered a small piece of the lime corrugated satin ribbon and stitched it with black embroidery thread.

Because I couldn’t help myself I also added to this little embellishment cluster a silver double star charm.

Have fun!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Adore you mum layout

This LO is of my beautiful Mum on my wedding day and was completed using the gorgeous new Imaginisce To Love and Cherish papers.

I absolutely love black and white so the theme for this month at my2angels of Black and White suited not only me, but also these papers perfectly.

The heart in the middle is the Scrapware filigree chipboard heart which was first painted white and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Since completing this LO though Tracy has got in some cool new embossing supplies including the Ranger Embossing Puffs which are gorgeous and give a flocked effect. Your Scrapware heart will come in two bits – the solid bit at the back, and the matching filigree heart for the front.

I simply covered the solid heart in the polka dot Imaginisce paper, then tied the painted and embossed filigree heart over the top with black ribbon. You can bling up the heart too by adding some sparkly stickles over the top and adhere some rhinestones amongst the filigree pattern.

To carry on with the heart theme I also attached a gorgeous little silver heart locket and mini key charm to the bottom part of the ribbon. (these are the free gift with your first purchase in July)

Spritz some pink stem flowers and Canna lilies with glimmermist and arrange them around the heart adhering them with strong adhesive. To finish off the LO I then added the rhinestone title, some mini pearls, and ruled a very fine border around the outside of my photo and extended it down onto the white patterned paper. This just ties the whole LO together and frames the photo.

Another cool thing to try is grab yourself one of the Ranger Ink blending tools, and using black ink distress the edges of the white polka dot patterned paper.

There is a tutorial on ink blending tool in the Tutorial section under Resources of my2angels if you haven’t used one of these must have tools before! I did one thing a little differently on this LO too, instead of adding journaling to the main page, I chose to journal on a little tag, distress the edges with pink ink and the ink blending tool, and then attach it to the top left hand corner of the LO using a brad, organza ribbon and one of the flowers cropped from the patterned paper. Therefore the tag can be pulled to the front of the LO if you wish to read the journaling, then simply tucked back in behind the LO.