Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Wrap Up

Wow! The summer has flown by. Seems like just yesterday I was counting down the days until the school year ended, and now, before I know is starting up again! But before the summer winds down completely, let's review July!

First, there were sales! We started the month celebrating the Fourth of July, and Silvia gave us her Fourth of July SALE! Then there was her 30% sale, and just yesterday, she ended her Summer Madness sale! But if you missed out on these....don't worry! Just keep checking back here for her next sale!

We also so the release of Silvia's latest kit, The Pirate King! I just love this kit. If you haven't done so, browse Silvia's galleries. There are some amazing layouts done with this kit!

Silvia also hosted her Around the World challenge at Digitals. This is a bi-monthly challenge, so if you haven't had time to do a layout yet, you still have another month to get it done. Be sure to take a look here!

Silvia also held her Mix It Up chat at Gotta Pixel. If you missed this, you missed out on some fun! You also missed out on this beautiful participation gift!

 But don't worry! You may have missed this one, but Silvia is holding another chat in August, with another chance to get in on the fun and goodies! The August chat will be held in the Gotta Pixel chat room August 14th! You don't want to miss it!

Be sure to check in here often for the lastest on Silvia's sales, new releases, chats, and more! 
And follow Silvia on FACEBOOK and/or TWITTER!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blended Photos

I love layouts with blended photos! Blending a photo into the background so just a hint of the image comes through can turn a very nice layout into something extraordinary! I found a layout in Silvia's gallery that illustrates what I mean perfectly!

The photo is beautiful and are the clusters. The flowers and butterflies really makes this a feminine layout and the papers strips do a nice job of adding color. But when you echo the smaller photos by enlarging it and blending it into the background, this becomes a magnificent layout! 

Pretty Lady by NMarti
This layout was created using Silvia's Arabesque kit.

Arabesque is available at any of Silvia's stores.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Last Day of Summer Madness

Just a reminder...

Silvia has her entire store (excluding bundles) on sale for 40% off! 
It's SUMMER MADNESS! But today is the LAST DAY to get these great prices.
So HURRY! You don't want to miss this one!

Visit any of Silvia's stores to take advantage of this great sale!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Madness Sale! 40% off!

It's time for a sale!
It's Silvia's Summer Madness Sale!
Get 40% off EVERYTHING in her store (excluding bundles)!
But hurry! This sale is only good through July 29th!

Visit any of Silvia's stores to take advantage of this great sale!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July!

Christmas is only five months from today! Are you ready? Me either, but one of the radio stations around here is playing Christmas music this week. And lot of people are dreaming of a white Christmas....or at least cooler weather! You know, temps less than 90°?

So, with Christmas in mind, I found a beautiful layout in Silvia's gallery. I love the layering of papers and ribbons across the center of the page, and the red paper is so pretty! It really shows off the reds in the photo, too! And I like blue and white tree in the corner.

First Christmas by Art_Teacher
This layout was created using Silvia's Saison de Joie collection!

You can pick Saison de Joie up at any of Silvia's stores.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pirate Day!

Yesterday I told you about what you missed at Silvia's last chat. So I thought it only fair that today I show you one of the beautiful layouts made for the chat challenge! I can't say enough about this beautiful layout! First of all, that little girl is adorable all dressed up like a pirate! And I love the 'ancient' look achieved with the papers and elements! This is an excellent example using brushes!

Pirate Day by TerryF
Appropriately, this layout was created with Silvia's The Pirate King kit. 

You can pick The Pirate King up at any of Silvia's stores!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mix It Up With Silvia Challenge -- Did You Miss It?

Did you miss Silvia's Mix It Up chat last week. If so, you missed a lot! In addition to all the fun and games, Silvia gave some advice on using brushes....ALWAYS a difficult concept for ME! She also issued a challenge to use those brushes, and as a prize, offered a $5 coupon to the winner! If you missed the chat, you can check out Silvia's advice here! She also has some links for you to check out if you are hoping to add to your brush collection. And all participants in the chat got a little surprise. Want to see it?

July Mix It Up Attendance Prize
If you missed the chat, you'll want to mark your calendar NOW so you won't miss the next one! The Mix It Up chat is always held on the first Wednesday after the monthly Gotta Grab It event at Gotta Pixel. That puts the next chat on August 14th, so mark that down now! Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Layout: Chanticleer House Garden

I want to share a lovely layout I found in Silvia's gallery. I think those close up photos of the flowers are stunning! And the flowers in the clusters look like they could have been pulled right from the photos! I mean....this kit is PERFECT for these photos. I love the swirls of glitter, too!

Chanticleer House Garden by Peaceful Angel

This layout was created with Silvia's Blush kit, one of my favorites!

You can find Blush at any of Silvia's stores.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Life Lessons

I have a beautiful layout to show you today. I love these colors with the rose and bronze tones. The frames are beautiful and I love all the glitter and sparkle! The clustering is fantastic. I like the journal label, too.

10/12 Flasher Friday by Peaceful Angel

This layout was created with Silvia's beautiful Life Lessons kit.

You can find Life Lessons at any of Silvia's stores.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Isn't She Adorable?

This is such a happy layout! Look at that sweet smile and those big eyes! I love the straw hat. I also like how the photo is cropped in a circle shape with the glittery frame. The cluster of big flowers in at the bottom really makes this a sweet 'girly' layout!

Karlie by KaybKay

This layout was created with Silvia's Radiant Blooms kit, perfect for your summer layouts!

You can pick up Radiant Blooms at any of Silvia's stores.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gotta Grab It Ends Tonight!

Just a quick reminder.....
GOTTA GRAB IT ends tonight. Hurry over and get Mysterious Ways for only $1 for each pack!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It's Time for Gotta Grab It!

It's Gotta Grab It time at Gotta Pixel! Silvia has a great new collection, Mysterious Ways! This is really an elegant collection with the lace and glitter! And the colors are beautiful! You can pick these up through Tuesday for only $1 each. This deal is only available from Gotta Pixel, so hurry on over!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Big Dreams

Oh my gosh! I just found the most adorable layout!

Big Dreams to Chase by mystampin2003

This page just screams summer to me with the sail boats and wavy paper strips! I love the yellow and blue color scheme, too! And of course, that vintage photo is adorable with the little boy in the sailor suit! I love the postage stamp frame, too!

This layout was created using Silvia's By The Sea page kit. 

You can pick up By The Sea at any of Silvia's stores!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Celebrate with The Pirate King!

If you haven't picked up Silvia's The Pirate King kit yet, you really should check it out. I just found a spectacular layout in the gallery.

Celebrate by mystamping 2003

I just love this one! The black and white photo look wonderful with these colors and the big satin ribbon really complete the layout!

This layout was made with The Pirate King. You can pick it up in any of Silvia's stores, to be sure to check it out!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Around The World Challenge - July/August Edition

Silvia has a new challenge posted for you at Digitals! 

The July/August edition of her Around the World challenge is up! This month she is asking you to scrap about a major change you've experienced in your life. This will probably be pretty 'journaling intensive', but you have until the end of August to finish, so just journal with your heart!

And be sure to visit Silvia's store for some beautiful additions to your scrapping stash!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Last Day to Get 30% Off!

Just a quick reminder...
Silvia's Fourth of July sale ends tonight.
You have just a few more hours to get 30% off everything in her store (excluding bundles)

Visit any of Silvia's stores to take advantage of this sale! HURRY!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

American Way!

I showed you American Way yesterday. I think it is PERFECT for scrapping all your beautiful Fourth of July layouts! But just in case you don't believe me, I went to Silvia's gallery to find a couple of layouts to prove it. 

I just love the way the fireworks are framed by the star frame in this first one. I also like the blocking of the papers and the journaling and the striped ribbon used as the border.

Fireworks by Mary-Lynne

In this second layout, I really like the layering of the papers, and the way the elements are layered under the photo. I also like the touch of glitter on the edge of the photo.

Brooklyn Bridge by sromeo

I told you this kit is perfect! Remember, you can pick up America Way at any of Silvia's stores. 

And if you hurry, you can take advantage of Silvia's 4th of July Sale going on now; 30% off through Monday! So hurry on over to any of Silvia's stores NOW!