A Cherry On Top would like to announce our January Guest Paper CT Member! Please welcome amyteets. You can learn more about Amy here and see the wonderful layouts that she did for her reveal. Amy worked with the new October Afternoon Hometown line.
About me....well....I started scrapping after my oldest was born. I took a break for awhile and started to get into digital and hybrid. I started to get back into the swing of things when I started designing paper for Scrapmuse the kit club, when they did exclusive paper, and since then I've been scrapping ever since! I'm a SAHM to two boys. DH is in the military, so I'm pretty much mom and dad. I do work at Archivers a couple days a week, but otherwise I work from home so I can be here for my boys.
Family members: 1 Husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs
Pets: a great dane and a shi-zou
Birthday: October 23rd
Favorite television show? house, greys, prison break, true blood
Favorite movie? Hmm...I really don't have ONE.
Name 3 of your favorite candy bars. Skor, heath, cherry mash, m&ms, Snickers, you get the picture
Name 3 musical artists you enjoy. Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Matthews Band, JT
Favorite (NSR) store to shop? Buckle, Wet Seal, Charlotte Rouse, CB2
Favorite (NSR) magazine publication? CB2
Name 2 of your favorite colors. Orange/Blue
Favorite thing to do with your family? Go to the movies.
Favorite thing (non-scrap related) to do without your family? Shopping!
What's your favorite scrapping tool to use when scrapbooking? Treading Water Punch
Name 3 of your favorite SB companies/lines. Besides Dream Street of course! Sassafrass, SEI and Crate
Name 3 of your favorite embellishments to work with. Hmm, Rubons, Bling and Buttons
What are your favorite adhesives? Xyron, pop dots and my glue pen
What is your top two fave holidays? Thanksgiving and Christmas
What's the one thing you must have readily available when you sit down to scrap? Pop dots for sure!
What would you like the ACOT members to know about you? Hmm, I'm a pretty easy going person with an attitude! HA!
Check out these awesome layouts and card that Amy did with the October Afternoon Hometown line.
While I was teaching a scrapbooking class a few weeks ago, someone had asked me which manufacturers products I typically used to create my projects. I gave them a list of my top 3 favorites. Prima has always been one of the companies at the top of that list. They always offer a wide variety of paper collections, embellishments that are practical, yet fun and they always provide a sense of consistency so that everything will work together.
When the last batch of paper collections were released from Prima, they had something to offer every scrapper. They targeted SpaceBoy and Little Guys for the boys, Peaches and Makes Me Happy for the girls, and Youth and Pulse for the teenage market. For this reveal, I decided to pick a few things from each of those collections!
This year has brought a lot of changes at the DiTullio house. Both of my kids seem to be growing and changing so quickly. My daughter, Lauren, celebrated her 6th birthday in November. By the end of the month, she was thrilled to have lost her 1st tooth! For this layout, I used the Prima Journaling Books as the focal point of the layout and used the Prima Makes Me Happy Collection to add a fun and colorful design.
Another layout about my daughter, Lauren, who I lovingly refer to as my little lark! She is constantly singing or whistling throughout the house. She started singing "My Girl" with her dad when she was 18 months old and hasn't stopped since. Now, she sings anything from Disney songs, jingles from TV commercials to songs on the radio.
For this layout, I started layering 6"x6" Prima transparencies that I had enhanced with alcohol inks. I cut the Swirly Bubbles voila felt in half and added a line of assorted Prima flowers with crystals. The background papers are from the Prima Peaches and Pulse collections.
If you are looking for a great paper line for boys, the Space Boy and Little Guy Collections from Prima are a must! The SpaceBoy Intergallatic paper, which I've used for the background of this layout, has a 7"x7" cut out in the center. You can easily slide your photo behind the paper, add a few simple embellishments, and create a beautiful layout very quickly.
Products: To find all of these products, visit Prima in the ACOT Shoppe or click on the images below!
I antagonized over choosing a Christmas line this year. I am picky when it comes to holiday papers and Good Cheer by October Afternoon had everything I was looking for in a patterned paper line. I love the colors and how it incorporates blue and pink along with the traditional red and greens. I also adored the fun patterns. The music lyrics paper and snowmen were so cute! The cardstock stickers and rub-ons coordinated so well with the cool colors and patterns.
Christmas Joy Mini album
My first project was a mini album. You guys know by now that I love making mini albums to scrap an event. I can add all of the photos and journaling in one place and get it done. I used a Maya Road Clear album and the double sided papers worked perfectly with my album. I embellished it with the black rub-ons which could be seen through the clear pages. It came together so easily. All I have to do is finish adding photos and journaling strips and Christmas is scrapped. Here are some photos and the rest are in my gallery:
Baby It's Warm Outside
When I decided to work with the October Afternoon Good Cheer line, I wanted to do a LO to show that you didn't have to just use it as a Christmas line. I did a page using the music notes and pink polka dots along with a LOT of distressing. These papers inspired me to go a bit crazy with my HS paper distressing tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Once I start, I have a problem stopping, lol. I added some stitching, some Stickles pink pearls and some rub-ons.
Gift Bag and Card Set
I made this fun gift bag and card set using some of my left over scraps from the Good Cheer Line by October Afternoon. I bought the bag for 49 cents at Target and the papers made it very pretty! I also took some scissors and cut my tissue paper to have scallops at the top. Who said your scrapbook supplies can't be used for other stuff?
Money/Gift Card Holder
I also used these papers to make a gift card/money holder. It has a pocket inside to insert your choice of gifts. The complete directions are in my gallery with the image. Click on the photo for the details.
This line was also perfect for making homemade holiday cards to mail to family and friends. Here are a couple:
Products used in this reveal:
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