Thursday, August 29, 2013

Skipping 5 & Social {Media} Butterflies Blog Hop August Edition

Hi All! After a short summer hiatus, the butterflies are back post-summer CHA (now CreateNConnect) inspiration overload and we are so excited to be designing with Skipping 5 this month! Nattarida (Natt) Smith is the owner of Skipping 5 and her e-commerce store is based out of Denver, Colorado. Her store has everything from cute stationary, adorable puffy stickers, sequins, stamps, and yummy "candy" embellishments. Here is a link to her store:

A special shout out to Natt for sponsoring SMB this month! Thanks for joining us! :) :)

Now, on to my creations and a little bit about them!

When these little pieces of "scrap candy" made it into my mailbox? Well,  I squealed. They are so adorable and I love that they add texture, dimension, and pops of color to my creations!

The little square candies reminded me straight off of gumdrops! And when I saw them they reminded me of my big sis, "Linny," and how much she loved gumdrops. So, these little scrap candy "gumdrops" inspired me to create a layout of some of her favorite things.  (For those of you who may not know, we lost my sister suddenly about 2.5 years ago. So, I often turn to something I love--scrapbooking, to help remember her and to leave some lasting memories for me, my niece and nephew, and the rest of the family and friends she left behind. Scrapbooking is my form of grief therapy. (Thanks for listening).

Now, on to my layout! :) It is bright and fun and cheerful and totally screams Linda! (I know she would approve. :) :) She was all about big, bright, bold, and bling!! ;)

And here are a few cards I created with the puffy things.

For this card, I broke into my jar of modeling paste again and used the Glitz roller doodle anchor stamp to make the background texture. Then I painted over it with gelatos and metallic watercolor paints.

I really love the added texture and dimension it gives to the card and plan on getting creative with mixed media again really soon! (Thanks Wilna Furstenburg and Rhonda Palazzari!!) 

Next up on the hop is the lovely and talented Kristin! Click here: to continue hopping and to be inspired! Be sure to leave a little love for each contributor along the way. I know they appreciate hearing feedback on their designs!

**********************GIVEAWAY AND SALE ALERT!!! **************************

And not only can you receive a 15% discount on your Skipping 5 order by using the promo code SMB15 at checkout, you can win one of 2 giveaways of 4 sets of Skipping 5 stickers! So be sure to leave some love along the way to increase your chances of winning!!
Good luck and happy shopping and hopping! ;)



  1. Very cute stuff! Love the scrap candy and what you've done with it!

  2. Oh, these ARE scrap candy! So cute and fun! Love what you did with them!

  3. What a fabulous layout about your sister! I am sure she would love it! Great use of those candies! Don't they look good enough to eat??!

  4. Your layout is so beautiful, it's great you can create a layout with all the memories you have with your sister. Also love how you used the puffy stickers on cards.

  5. Anonymous1:22 AM

    LOVE this layout of your sister girl, gorgeous! HUGS, xoxo

  6. Loe it all Suz!! That anchor card makes my heart flutter!


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