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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Scrapadabadoo’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

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We are so excited to bring you our first ever blog hop with all of our wonderful designers. The girls have been working on their projects for months and the time has finally arrived for us to share them all with you. First of all here are a few things we think you will want to know ….
You will start here with We will post one project today and then there will be two blog posts each day Monday through Friday. Along the way you will want to collect the letter that is on each blog, and also leave a comment on that blog. After you have collected all of the letters.. you will then unscramble the letter to form a word or words. Once you have unscrambled the letters send your word or words in an e mail to  We will be giving away a Prima Bike to one lucky winner
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as well as three $25 gift certificates to the store. You will have until Tuesday July 1st to enter to win and we will announce the winners in The news letter and on the blog Wednesday July 3rd.
Here is the blog line up.. be sure to visit each one to gather your letters. You must also leave a comment on each blog to be eligible to win. 
Sunday June 22, 2014
featuring Kim Russell
When I opened the box with the bicycle and popped open the back of the large front wheel, the first thing that popped into my brain was Alice looking down the rabbit hole. I’m not at all sure why, she wasn’t on a penny farthing bicycle, nor is it anywhere in the story. But that’s what I thought of. I tried to imagine other things to do with the bike for several weeks, but that kept coming back to me. I finally decided to make a stab at it. I googled the main characters as I didn’t want to use the Disney styled characters. I printed up what I was looking for and colored them with watercolor pencils, then adhered them to a piece of chipboard. I didn’t fussy cut the characters to severely, and decided to leave a bit of the white paper as a border

I poked around in the garage until I found a good bit of wire, not to big so it wouldn’t fit inside the wheel but big enough that it would hold it’s shape. I curled it so it resembled a spring and stuck it in the wheel to see if it would work, it seemed to be what I was thinking. Next I made a long piece of binding with dark brown felt and threaded the wire through that. I stitched the four Wonderland characters to the wire spring so that there would be a bit of space between them when the rabbit hole was extended from the bike. I stitched a piece of the felt around the spring, (took forever!) then die cut a chipboard circle and two pieces of the felt. I adhered one piece of the felt circle to the chipboard circle and stitched to the end (or bottom) of the rabbit hole. Then I stitched the second circle of felt to the outside end. It was tricky getting the felt covered spring with characters back inside the bicycle wheel!

 I stamped, colored and semi fussy cut the Cheshire Cat, die cut two branches using the Tim Holtz Bird Branch die with some leftover chipboard. I inked that with gathered twigs and weathered wood. Then I made a little basket just because the bike looked like it needed one. I used some rusty screen from Scrapadabadoo, curled the edges to keep from poking my fingers, added some sponge material and ribbon for color. I die cut some grass with three different colors of green paper using the Tim Hotlz Tapered Fringe die. Then I die cut a crescent moon from chipboard with Tim Holtz Crescent Moon and Stars die. I inked that with mustard seed and spiced marmalade to give it some dimension. Now it was time to put it all together. I used some wire and attached to basket to the handlebars, glued the Cheshire Cat to one of the branches and then adhered the other branch on top of that one. I glued the branch to the top portion of the wheel.

 I glued a little platform with a notch cut out on the bicycle base and then adhered Alice to that. I glued the moon to the frame of the bicycle and added some gilder’s paste German Silver to the moon as well as the branches to give them a bit more dimension and a bit of shine. I added some Alice in Wonderland trinkets and charms to the bike and the basket. I adhered the three layers of grass to the base with Scor-tape. I adhered a Tim Holtz word band with dimensional foam and added some pale blue baker’s twine around the base. This project was hard for me to start, but once I had all the pieces made, cut out and assembled, it was easy to put it all together!

 Hope you enjoy my version of the Penny Farthing bicycle!
Enjoy the ride,
Your Journey will Continue on

Monday June 23, 2014
 With Margaret Ann Moffat

Thanks for joining us and happy hopping.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Always & Forever by Patti Sylvia

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Hi, Patti here with another Scrapadabadoo design team layout.   I used the beautiful Somewhere in Time collection by BoBunny  I trimmed 1/4” off of one horizontal edge and 1/4” of of one vertical edge of the paper then matted it on a piece of black cardstock from the coordinated cardstock collection  I heavily distressed the edges of the patterned paper with the Prima Distress Tool
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I distressed deeper in a few spots to expose more of the background paper but to add more interest and dimension, I added strips of drywall tape.  I love using drywall tape on my masculine pages…there are a lot of feminine embellies in the market, but not as much for the men in our lives so drywall tape has become a go to for me since I have 2 grandsons.
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Next, I mixed some silver acrylic paint with some Goldens light modeling paste and used aTim Holtz stencil and a Crafter’s Workshop mini stencil  I then randomnly on purpose stenciled around the page…is there is such a thing. 
I also misted around the page using Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in pewter and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Piece of Heart both of which I’ve had in my stash forever.
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Next, I randomnly on purposed stamped in Black Archival in by Ranger using the Indigoblu bubbles stamp which is my new favorite background stamp.
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Now that my background paper was all prepared I was ready for the photo and embellishments.  I mounted my 4 x 6 photo that I double matted exposing a 1/8” border on a scrap piece of chipboard so I have room to tuck some embellishments under the photo.
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I diecut 2 gears from Tim Holtz gadgets and gear die out of chipboard and painted them in silver acrylic paint, topped it with a flower made with the Tim Holtz tattered floral die and  I misted the flowers with the same Pewter and  Piece of My Heart mist I used on the page to masculine them up and because flowers have to have leaves I stamped and hand cut them out. 
To complete the page and reinforce the masculine look, I added some Tim Holtz mini gears and some jewels from the collection
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This was my attempt at making what I call an artsy, fartsy, mixed media, collage type page.   I need some more practice but I don't think I did  too bad for my first time even if I say so myself…LOL
Thank you for looking. ~Patti~

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Prima Color Bloom and Packaging by Zandra

Hi, Zandra with other project using the packaging from the Prima Color Bloom sprays.  I love using the packaging and this little acrylic box the sprays come in is perfect for decorating and reuse for a gift.  Here some photos I took during the process to try to show the beautiful shimmer of the Antique Gold spray mist.
The Prima Flower and Leaf Dies shown here are now in the store. They are so lacy and delicate.
Here you can see the gorgeous gold shimmer on the Prima Metal Die, as well as the seam binding and hemp string.  See how pretty the recycle project came out and you can do it too. 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Jessie Banks featuring Indigoblu Mega Flake


Hey everyone, its Jessie posting my first project for you all and I hope you enjoy it! 

I got to play with the Indigoblu Kit in a Box, the gilding this creates is simply stunning and I am in love. Did you take notice that I made a shaker card with a vellum front and filled it with the mega flakes? I think it is so awesome that you can see them through, they move around its awesome.  

The shaker part of the card is 2 1/2" x 3 3/4", I used foam squares around the outside that are 1/4" wide then created a mask for the center out of scrap paper 2" x 3 1/4", so that I could use Flitter Glue around it and on the sides of the foam and use the mega flakes on that as well.

The butterfly was covered in Flitterglu then I used the Mega Flakes on it as well. I then wrapped and tied some Twine, similar to the Burlap String around the shaker element and tied a pretty bow. The wood veneer saying yay is from my stash, I am not sure if you can use any fun little element here.

Below it I stamped my sentiment on a banner I had die cut ages ago, you could easily cut a strip of paper, cut a V in each end and fold it to create a similar look.

I then adhere the whole shaker onto a piece of scrap striped patterned paper, it looked like the card base needed something more to it so I took some Distress ink in Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick. Mixed those together and added a bunch of water and just did a light scribble of it with a brush right on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bragging Rights–Margaret Ann Moffat

Have you ever tried to carry photographs in your handbag (purse) and they get a bitt tatty.  Soooooo hows about a wee photo album for them.  This is one where you can then store these photographs at a later date,  make another one to carry fresh up to date photographs.   (Shhhhhh dont tell anyone but I have an idea running about in the back of my head for storage for these at a later date- its a secret shhhh lol.)

I used Prima Finnabair Vintage Vanity A4 paper along with cream cardstock.  Front and Back Flaps are held down with magnets, or you can use ribbon to keep it closed in your handbag (purse).
Front flap opened, a double fold tag is in the pocket.
Side Pocket Tags
I used the W R Memory Keepers Thumb Notch Punch to allow for easy removal of side tags
I adore this punch makes it easier than trying to work it out with a circle or oval punch.
Centre Page of pocket mini album
Back of photo album
Back of photo album opened
a double fold tag is in the pocket
Inka dinka’d the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and also used Lifestyle Crafts Tab It Dies for the tabs on the side tags.
This is a nice and easy photo album and you can get the pattern on my blog at

Friday, June 6, 2014

Time Traveler Doll Tag By Debi

Carol and Barrie of Scrapadabadoo Crafts sent me some the delicious Prima Time Traveler papers and embellishments. I wanted to share a tag I made with the Prima Time Traveler A4 Pad and the Prima Doll Stamp Becky. This is one of my favorite stamps. (Who am I kidding?! I love them all!!)
To start out I stamped the full doll image onto the Prima Script Pad.
Next I stamped the doll onto the Time Traveler papers.
Here are some of the pieces I fussy cut.
After cutting all the pieces out I used my black marker to cover the white edges.
I then took some foam tape and began layering the skirt.
Here you can see I only added foam tape to the bottom of each layer of her skirt to give it some dimension.
Here I added foam tape to just the bottom of her shirt and wet glue to the upper half.
This is a side view of the shirt and skirt to show you the layers.
I then added the shoulder patches and hat with glue. I had already added her boots with glue as well.
With my doll completed, I began making the tag for her. I used a #8 tag, in black, and layered the Time Traveler paper on top. I wanted it to look aged some, so I tore it diagonally and glued it down.
I turned it over and trimmed off the excess.
Using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink I distressed the edges.
I then decided to use more of the Time Traveler papers to cover more of the tag. I fussy cut the flowers and gauges as well.
I applied glue along the left side and bottom of the flower piece to create a pocket.
I glued the gauge pieces on the right side and added foam tape to the back of the doll and placed her on the tag.
I cut out the Time Travel from the paper to make a small banner and added that to the bottom using foam tape. I added one of the Prima Time Traveler ATC Pad cards along with  Prima Time Traveler Tag Me Tags & Tickets. To top it all off I used seam binding to make a messy bow.

I hope you like her and it inspires you to make one as well.