Thursday, April 30, 2009
Magistical Memories Blog Hop - Starts Friday with Girl Friday!
Happy National Scrapbooking Day, and welcome to Magistical Memories first ever Blog Hop!
To join in on the fun begin at the Magistical Memories Blog, leave a comment and your email address, and you will be entered in a drawing to win The Magistical Memories Blog Hop Grand Prize, get a second entry when you subscribe to follow the Magistical blog.
Want to know what the grand prize is? Magistical Memories is giving away to one lucky winner an 8GB iPod Nano*!!! (*You will be given a choice of your top 3 colors, and they will do their best to accommodate your request! The iPod will be engraved with Magistical Memories.)
I admit – I am totally drooling over the bright green Nano! I don’t even own one of these things…how un-with it am I? (LOL) From the Magistical Memories blog you will start hopping. Each Design Team member will have a link to the next blog to hop to. Leave a comment WITH your email address at each DT member’s blog – which enters you into the DT member’s own personal giveaway! This will also give you yet another chance to win the Blog Hop Grand Prize!
Are we done giving you chances? Nope!! There's a fourth way to enter - create a layout using chipboard, and upload it to the Magistical Memories Blog Hop gallery by midnight on May 3. Any chipboard – so while you are all cropping like crazy this weekend, be sure to use chipboard and enter it here!
Last, but not least - be sure to check out the Magistical Memories store – with new releases made available just in time for NSD!! The new eye candy can be found here!
Of course, to make room for the new designs there are still many chipboard shapes available at RETIREMENT sale discounts - the markdowns are HUGE folks! Get yours now!
That's not all! Free for the entire month of May with every $25.00 order or more – look at these flowers – aren’t they bloomin' fun!?
Is this a fabulous Blog Hop or what!? Well, now it is time to reveal my project using Magistical Memories chipboard. “Bubbles” uses one of my favorite new lines by Cosmo Cricket, Girl Friday. The colors scream Springtime to me!
With all that is going on above I hesitate to show you detail photos, but I just love the gems, pearls, torn edges, sanded Ready-Set-Chip, and the sparkling monofilament thread – so here are some close-ups.
This is a hybrid layout – I added the journaling to my photo. As you can see, I utilized Photoshop and its layering features to desaturate the photo – it is not quite a black and white picture. I left the dress in 100% of its original color. The photo was taken Easter Sunday. Abby received some bubbles in her basket and could not wait to get outside to blow her first bubbles of the season.
To paint my chipboard scallop circle I used a new paint discovered at Michaels recently. Always trying to find something to use a coupon on, I often gravitate towards the paints and finishes to see what might be cool on chipboard. This time I came home with a 10 oz. jar of Decoart Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze in Renaissance Brown. There are a variety of colors - the jars are $6.99 at full price. It coats the chipboard so well – one coat coverage! I love the warmth of brown shimmer, and even took a fine paintbrush to add some strokes to the large flower.
Ready to hop? Or fly to the next blog? Visit my talented friend Laura
and check out her fabulous project!
Don't forget to comment below, including your email. ANYONE can win a $15 gift certificate to the Magistical Memories store. For those in the U.S. - I am RAK'ing fun Magistical Memories chipboard shapes and a Fiskars Fingertip Control Craft Kninfe - I love this tool for free-hand cutting designs from paper!
Thanks for hopping by, and enjoy your celebration of National Scrapbooking Day. Live to create, create to celebrate life!