Friday, November 18, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Just a quick announcement..Rochelle Spears won the Blog Hop..Congrats Rochelle!!!

Thank you to all that joined and submitted to the colorful creations blog hop. Don't forget that I will the drawing the winner of the Sassafras Lass kit on my other blog tonight. You still have time to follow and leave me comment. Check out the older post to follow the link.

Also, the November challenge is still on with amazing RAK prize.

Have a great weekend!!

Featured DT Member, Renea Harrison

This is Renea Harrison.

Hi everyone! I am a 44 year old, stay at home Mom. I laugh when I say stay at home, because I actually am the secretary/accountant and jack of all trades for our local family based business.

I don't just love scrapbooking, I am passionate about it. I love every aspect of this amazing multi-media art. The art of the creation itself, from taking the design in my head and getting it out onto the paper, to the social aspect of it. I love sharing what I know, and learning what others share. I love talking about it, as well as encouraging others to take that leap and dive right in. I have quickly become a forum junky and I love the sisterhood aspect of all who share in this experience.

I would also like to shout out a thanks to both my husband and son. They not only put up with my scrapbook insanity, but encourage me to pursue my passion. I have been married to my husband for over 21 years, and he has always been, not only the love of my life, but my biggest supporter in all aspects of my life. We have built a wonderful life together, and have raised an amazing son. God has definitely blessed me beyond anything I could have imagined!

Here are her favorite projects that she's done.

Renea also made a tutorial for embossed chipboard:


Visit her Etsy shop for beautiful embellishments for your crafting needs.
My Glitter Coated Life by Renea

Thank you Renea for sharing your beautiful work with us!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15 DT Reveal

Here are the projects for 11/15 by our talented DT members.

Iris Uy

Lisa Novogrodski

Renea Harrison

Thank you ladies for such beautiful work! So proud to work with talented designers.

To win the Sassafras Lass Kit you have to be a follower of my other blog, A PAPER'S PURPOSE. Leave me a comment on the post with the photo of the prize kit and your name will be included for the random draw.

Thank you for your time..See you in a couple of days for Renea's tutorial and winners and maybe another giveaway?!! Have to come back.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just sharing..and a chance to win a RAK


This won't be along post. I have a RAK to give away..just follow this blog and leave a comment that you did so..This is my personal blog where I post my DT work.


Here is what you can win. I will pick the winner randomly on Friday.

I also want to share a project made by one of our loyal follower and friend, Nicolle Kramer.
She won this Halloween kit and tag. She was nice enough to share this project with us.

Thanks Nicolle!! Keep an eye on the blog for the next few days..There will be another giveaway coming up. We're moving to a new home soon and I'm cleaning up a lot of my stuff. Don't forget the November Challenge, you have plenty of time to join.

I hope you're all doing well..Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow for the DT reveal.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Colorful Creations "Tag, You're It" Blog Hop

Another chance to win!!Berry71Bleu Etsy Shop is sponsoring a blog hop.

So how does this blog hop work? You will need to visit each blog and leave a comment that you have been there. Your last stop will be the CC blogspot. To qualify for the prize you will need to leave a comment on each blog letting us know you have visited all the blogs as well as complete each blog’s project. A winner will be randomly selected. You have from November 11th thru November 12th (12:00 a.m. eastern time) to complete the hop. All entries must be uploaded to the blogs by November 16th and a winner will be selected on November 17th.
Along the way you will find some design team members offering up their own raks and prizes!!!!

Here is the list of the Blog Hop participants:

1. Nanette
2. Keely
3. Kathleen
4. ME ***YOU ARE HERE***
Next stop is:
5. Janessa
6. Colorful Creations (Your last stop)

Our hop is being sponsored by Berry71Bleu who will be offering these beautiful tags to the grand prize winner of the hop. In order to be eligible to win the grand prize you must participate in each hop, and leave a comment on each blog that you are now a follower of this blog and I'll include your name in the drawing.

If you get lost along the way, you will find a complete list at
Colorful Creations.

It is just easy to incorporate these amazing tags in any projects. There are so much details yet it remains sophisticated and beautiful … just add few elements and it's done.

For the challenge, I have a RAK to giveaway...Just upload your project through the linky tool below. The challenge is to upload any VINTAGE THEME or SHABBY CHIC project, old or new will work. The winner will be announced on 11/17.

Here is my sample project with the tag..I made thanksgiving card and attached one of Berry71Bleu tags. I also altered the chippie to the right following one of the DT (Renea Harrison) tutorial, which I will share in a few days.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Guest Design Team Members

Welcome to our Guest DT for the month of November. I am so pleased to announced our talented GDT this month and I want to thank Heather and Marilia for saying yes to us and for making such beautiful projects with the tags.

Heather Jacob

Hi, my name is Heather Jacob, I was so thrilled and excited when Marivic asked me to be a guest designer for November.
there are always so many inspiring pieces to see here on BerryBleu blog.

Here is Heather's first project:

Heather's 2nd Project

Heather was kind enough to take step-by-step photos of her first project.

1. Basic Page

2. Add Chipboard

3. Add banner.

4. Add title, circles, etc.

5. Add Tag.

6. Close-up.

Marilia Lopes

"I'm Marilia, mother of Gabriel and the Marina, married to Peter.
I am a very passionate about life and people, love life stories.
I'm electric, anxious and talk too much to the extreme!

I live in a town called Paraisópolis, located in southern Minas Gerais, where the fresh air and nature are present in my daily life
I am a woman who likes simple things!
I love dogs, full house and be around people that make me happy.
I've always done crafts from menina.Sei ... do a little of everything!
I found the comment to two years and it was love at first sight!
The wealth of materials associated with our memories and our stories have made the scrapbok my favorite hobby.
Imade ​​mini albums, I'm crazy about recycling! The idea of transforming what would go to waste on something different and beautiful ... fascinates me.
I have seen them evolve mine and I still have a long way to go, but I think the magic is right there.
I live a different life, I live in a town with my son and my husband and my daughter in another.

Every week there are people who stay and people go!
The scrapbook is a way to relax that became a passion.
I only brought good things ... wonderful friends!"

Marilia's first project

Marilia's second project. She made a recipe book cover.

Here is Marilia's November Challenge Project

Thank you for stopping by. Check out their blogs and get inspired..

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Sample Thanksgiving Card for November Challenge

I made this card for my DT work for Bird is the Word. Unfortunately the word was Adore, for some reason I am not sure how I mixed that up with the word "Give". But with this mistake, I realized that this fits our November Challenge.

I made this card with one of Berry71Bleu tags. I will send this card to my husband's Aunt.

I hope this will inspire you to join the challenge. I embossed the background using gold embossing powder. I added the tag with lots of layers, added flowers, buttons etc. For the metal part I used the sequined pick.

Can't wait to see what you will create..

By the way, I will be opening a new etsy shop maybe in a month. I will be selling vintage items for crafting, ephemera, skeleton keys, handmade flowers and other odds and ends. I will update you when the store will open as I will have a giveaway when it opens. The name of the new shop will be "Zeus and Zoe".

On a lighter note..I found this poem from Stitchin' Heaven. I am not a quilter, but I love their fabric.

Now with this poem, I guess will just trade "Quilter" to "Scrapper".

Ode to My Wife the Quilter
- Author Unknown

She learned to Quilt on Monday,
Her stitches all were very fine.
She forgot to thaw out dinner,
So we went out to dine.

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.
She says they are a must.
They were quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesday it was a sampler.
She says stippling's fun.
What highlights! What shadows!
But the laundry wasn't done.

Her patches were on Thursday -
Green, yellow, blue and red.
I guess she was really engrossed;
She never made the bed.

It was wall hangings on Friday,
In colors she adores.
It never bothered her at all,
The crumbs on the floors.

I found a maid on Saturday.
My week is now complete.
My wife can quilt the hours away;
The house will still be neat.

Well, It's already Sunday.
I think I'm about to wilt.
I cursed, I raved, I ranted;
The maid has learned to QUILT !

Have fun!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November 1st DT Reveal and November's Challenge

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Now that it's November, time to reveal the DTs project. I love autumn, I love the rich colors of Fall..the browns, oranges, yellow. I just think that Fall is too short of a season. After Halloween is over, christmas is just around the corner. Most of the stores just skip thanksgiving all together and I'm sure they're all decorated for Christmas already.

The Design Team and I made sure that we don't forget Autumn and Thanksgiving as we all have a lot to be thankful for..

I am thankful for all my scrappy and blog friends who always inspire me to create and I hope I will always be able to share my creations with you. No matter where you are, which country you live in, you are always welcome here on our blog and you are welcome to join our challenges or our giveaways.

Without futher ado, here are their projects:

Aymee Gandy

Jing van Opstal

Lisa Novogrodski

Michelle Hodges

Renea Harrison

Aren't the projects gorgeous? I am so proud of my DT team because they always work so hard to make something special with the tags..Thank you Guys!!

Now, for the challenge for this month: Courtesy of our new team member Renea. She is hosting this month's challenge.

Here are the requirements for the challenge:

"Hi everybody and welcome to my November Challenge, as you can see I took the word November and came up with the rules to play along by. Your project can be any type of project you dream up as long as it meets all of the rules listed. I will be giving away a small rack from my Etsy Shop. The winner will receive, one set of Tiger Butterflies, one set of Sugar & Spice Butterflies, and one set of Elegance In Flight Butterflies. Good Luck!"

New -Do a project type that you have never done before or use a new technique
One -Use at least one fall flower
Variation -Use at least 2 different variations of the fall colors
Emboss-emboss an element on your project
Metal -Use a metal embellishment
Butterfly -Use at least one butterfly
Eleven -Use eleven of an element or embellishment (example: layers of pp)
Remember Have Fun!!!!

Here is my example for the November Challenge:
New - I had never made a hanging banner so this project type was new to me
One - As you can see I used some of my favorite fall flowers, sunflowers
Variation - I used the fall colors, pumpkin, gold, brown and terra cotta
Emboss - I used embossing powders and embossed my chipboard pieces
Metal - I used the Tim Holtz metal clips to attach the ribbon to my project
Butterfly - I used two of my hand made Sugar & Spice Butterflies
Eleven - I used eleven Prima E-pearls on my project
Remember Have Fun!!!! I definitely had fun!!

Just follow the requirements of each letter of the word for November. This is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Deadline to submit your project is on November 30 by Midnight Central Time. I will add a link gadget tomorrow on this blog so you can link up your project.

Here are the prizes for the challenge winner:

These beautiful butterflies are from Renea.

Visit MY GLITTER COATED LIFE for amazing and beautiful embellishments.

You will also win this kit and tags from BERRY71BLEU

Come join us for this fun challenge!!

To end this post, a couple of excerpt from H. Jackson Brown's Life's Little Instruction Book

1. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford

2. Be forgiving of yourself and others

3. Learn three clean jokes.

4. Wear polished shoes.

5. Floss your teeth

6. Drink champagne for no reason at all.

7. Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it.

8. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard.

9. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.

10. Return all things you borrow.

11. Teach some kind of class.

12. Be a student in some kind of class.

13. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

14. Make new friends but cherish the old ones.

15. Take lots of snapshots.

16. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.


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