Friday, January 17, 2014

First Berry71Bleau Project and SOUS Reveal!

Hello everyone! I hope your New Year's resolutions are going strong! 
Well, the important ones,anyway..
Today I want to share my first layout 
I created this page thanks to Marivic's gorgeous shabby tag 
and today's sketch from Stuck on U Sketches!

I used the delightfully yummy "Mad Tea Party" line by Marion Smith. The tag perfectly complements the shabby roses and even has my word!

All my misting was created using Limor Webber's Industrial Chic by Lindy's Stamp Gang
The colors are so rich and gorgeous !

My word for 2014 is Love.

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Luke 6:32-34

32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 
It's easy to love the people that are nice to us but the challenge Christ gives us is to love those that don't,even those that are mean or rude or outright malicious to us.

So,starting this year,when I catch myself wishing ill will or simply being judgmental,I am going to work to catch myself and view them in love.
In the pic,my daughter and I have exchanged sunglasses-this represents the change in my perspective that I am working toward.
I won't be perfect,but I am taking the steps to be better.

So..I leave you with 2 challenges:

1. Berry71Bleu "One Word" Challenge:

You have until the 31st January to upload your project and we really look forward to seeing what you create.

As always, you can win some amazing prizes, so check these out below.

Main Prize:

6x6 Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate

 2 tubes of Green and Blue Speedball Block Printing Ink.

Random Prize:

$15 Gift Voucher

AUD$15 to be used in our online store at


A Tradition of Excellence: For more than 100 years, high quality art products from Speedball have created Unlimited Possibilities for Artists in both classrooms and professional studios around the world. Speedball is committed to artistic innovation and expression.

Printmaking Is A Time-Tested Craft That Is Ideal For Contemporary Art Expression:Today with the advent of new techniques and materials, Printmaking has gained renewed interest and unprecedented support. Printmaking begins with Speedball - America’s leading manufacturer of printmaking materials - unequaled for quality, safety and ease-of-use.

Economical and Time-Flexible: The Beauty of Printmaking is in its flexibility and economy. Projects can range from simple printmaking exercises lasting only for a short session to more complex projects that can be expanded to include advance detailed techniques. Printmaking is more popular than ever and Speedball Art Products is the artist’s choice!

Speedball Block Printing Inks: Give your creations all the brilliance they deserve with inks from Speedball. Speedball’s Water Soluble Block Printing Inks come in 18 brilliant colors available in 37cc, 75cc, 150cc tubes plus 8oz. and 16oz jars. These inks are easy to clean up with water, non-toxic, gluten free and super for printmaking with linoleum, wood, Flexible Printing Plate, Speedy-Carve™, Speedy-Cut™ and Polyprint. All Speedball inks are AP Non-Toxic and are excellent for use in the studio, school or home. Speedball also carries Oil-Based Block Printing Inks available in 10 brilliant colors in 37cc tubes or 7 colors available in 75cc tubes. Suitable for printing on papers and fabrics, they are non-darkening, waterproof and permanent.

We love gelatin printing and we've developed a better way to do it!

Our Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool!

Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!

“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments.With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking.' We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling has introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”

They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices.They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders).You can contact them and find all their products on their easy-to-use website Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways, visit their blog to win monthly challenges and visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas! 

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. 

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!

      Link up to us with your version of the sketch and you just might be voted in the Top 3!
Starting this month we will have some incredible monthly sponsors
sharing some delicious blog candy with you!
All you need to do is join ANY challenge during the month
to have your name put in (sketch, die cut or project life)! Easy and gets some crafting done! Perfect!
Blog candy winners will be announced the first Friday
challenge of the following month! 
North America only for this prize, thank you.

We would like to thank everyone at
for offering their goodies as our first blog candy of 2014!
Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
They are sharing 2 amazing Tim Hotlz stencils (which are all
the rage right now, such amazing things to do with stencils!)
and 2 super huge Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards!)

Hopefully you will be inspired to join in one or both challenges-I can't wait to see what you create!


Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW Tracey! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous and all of the details and your photo are amazing!!! And wow again. The prizes to win are awesome! thanks for sharing your talents with all of us and for sharing the wonderful challenges, too.

Charlotte Brochu said...

The colors in this layout are just outstanding along with all the great embellishments you used! Love it!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such an amazing page! I used Mad Tea Party myself this weekend! Love it! And it has red, gf! LOL Have a great weekend!

Holly Hudspeth said...

I love those bright colors! I really like Marion's papers. Great layout.

Nanne said...

Wow.. Such an amazing layout with so many fabulous elements..

Neela Nalam said...

Such a beautiful layout. It is so involved. Love it.

Nicolle Kramer said...

Amazing layout and tag!! Love every detail...awesomely distressed and yummy dimension. xoxox

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Amazing colors, details, layers and design! Beautiful as always!

annette said...

in one word 'LOVE' .. I love it all, the papers. the photos, the reasoning, the scriptures, everything
well done !! hugz