Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spellbinders Round One Submission Valentino Album - Part 1

Today I am able to share the project I created for Round One of the Spellbinders Paper Arts Design Team Contest that took me through to Round Two - how exciting that was!

Yesterday those who made it through to Round Three were announced and sadly I was not one of them.  Was I disappointed - YES but I am grateful for the knowledge that it is God that opens and shuts doors for me, He has other plans and I am good with that - I am grateful for the opportunity and had fun along the way!!  Thank you to those of you who were so encouraging on facebook, by message or email - you made my heart smile and I appreciate each one of you!  Now onto the Album...

The decision of which Die Template to use was easy - I adore this Creative Album Die and am grateful that I have the Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut it with as it is one of their Grand Templates

As you can see, there are lots of layers and embellishments and approximately eleven Dies used in total, I will list them all at the end of the Album!

Combined with some gorgeous Crafty Secrets Nostalgic images

and with the wonderful Layers of Color art stamps my projects came together - loving The Decorative Dress Form Die illustrated by Laura Kirste Campbell and Nina Brackett - it will be available soon ladies....

vintage lace, buttons and pearls - how could I resist them

Then second part of this Album will be posted later today or tomorrow as there big so for one post, there is so much detail. I hope you are enjoying it and as I enjoyed making it!

This project is for the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - New Beginnings (new Die)
Cupcake Craft - Something New
Heart Song Inspirations - Border Punches/Turn Paper
Hooked on Crafts - Try Something New
Karens Doodles - Valentine`s/Love
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
MyGrafico - Love and Valentines
Paper Creations Ink - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Pollycraft - Anything BUT a Card
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - "What you got for Christmas" or Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Lace and /or Pearls
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration* and Use a Sewing Themed Embellishment

Addicted to Stamps - Colour Blue
Card Cupids - Valentines

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner

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Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. oh my word...Linda...this is incredibly beautiful! just stunning *wow*
    Sylvia xx

  2. wow I love this, the colour is gorgeous and I can see alot of love and work went into it

  3. this is just the most gorgeous creation!! Hugs Juls

  4. Love this! Thanks for an inspiring idea!!! Bummer that you didn't keep going, but I agree, God has something even better planed for you!!!

  5. This is fantastic, Linda! No wonder you made it to the next round! I am sorry you did not move ahead to the finals, but God does open windows! Huge hugs from me.

  6. What can I say Linda, I am so sorry you didn't make it through. Your album is totally amazing so the competition must have been cut throat. I look forward to seeing the rest of the album.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. More exquisite work - love the colours and all the wee details which you so excel at. You are right - God does open and shut doors, and His times are perfect.

  8. Woah! How awesome is this? I immediately recognised that die set as I have it also, but would never have thought to use it as you have done. Shame you didn't get through to round three, but how awesome to have got as far as round two. Well done you! I am sure they will have another contest and you can try out again. We can only improve on ourselves as we age I always think. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakess by the way, I almost got lost there! keeleyxx

  9. This album is truly splendid Linda, quite beautiful.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Wow Linda very delicate, stunning and elegant!! Love the colors and texture Cheers Chriss

  11. Oh ... OH LINDA!! Wow, this is beyond GORGEOUS!! LOVE the blue and brown theme and those dies and pictures and embellies... there aren't words to describe how much I ADORE this album! They are sure gonna miss out big time not having you -- but you are so right and God's plans are not only "enough" but are many times better than we imagined. He's watching out for you and will open other doors. I'm just in awe of this wonderful work of art. ((HUGS))

  12. Love your project! The color combination is beautiful and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge. Isn't getting something new to craft with the BEST!! xx Denise

  13. Oh Linda what a stunning creation, I love the colours you have used and the embellishments are lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.
    Hugs Julie x

  14. Oh Linda,
    I don't even know where to begin to start complimenting you. Every little bitty piece of this creation is just amazing. I could look at all your details for ever. Just stunning and the images you chose are wonderful. The little baby with the glasses just melts your heart. :D

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  15. What a beautiful project Linda and I am so sorry you were not successfuly in getting through to the next round. Your work is certainly beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Lexi's Creations. Hugs Susan
    PS I have candy if you are interested x

  16. Wow Linda this is just so beautiful! You did an totallyy amazing job!

    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!


  17. Wow what a gorgeous creation! I love the colours and all of the beautiful details!! Great piece of work! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

  18. This is a wonderful creation,Linda!
    Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

    Hugs,Kari :)

  19. Fab album :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts Challenge and good luck - Jane x

  20. Linda, this is GORGEOUS! Everything about this card is screaming my name. :)

  21. This is the most beautiful album Linda!!! No wonder you made it to round 2! God has other plans for you and that's all good!!!

  22. That is a Fabulous album with all the beautiful elements Linda!! I made the first 2 last year and like you say maybe a little disappointing but Gods plans for us are always the best so Im sure there are some exciting things in the future for you :)

  23. This is just stunning hun, a really beautiful piece of work, saw this on Make it Monday..so sorry you didn't make the next round..

  24. Wow! Your album is just stunning!! Gorgeous work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  25. fabulous card Linda, really awesome
    good luck with round 2 of the contest
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    PCI DT

  26. Stunning creation! such a lovely keepsake! Thanks for joining us at SRU!

  27. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

  28. This is a FABULOUS entry, and they are missing out on some super fantastic talent! Love Penny scrap-aholic@blogspot.com


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