Just to tell you a little bit about myself: I am Becky Williams, known as beckyjune online, and I have been a member of the AC Bailey design team since March of 2008. I found the site thanks to the design team search, checked out the site for a while and came to love the products offered. (Just for a little info you might not know, AC Bailey is a direct sales scrapbooking company like others out there but we also have an online community/gallery and store where ANYONE can shop.) It’s a small but growing community and one of the friendliest on the web. AC Bailey owner, Erica Gerhart, has been wonderful to work with, both as a design team member and a customer at her store. She is always willing to listen to suggestions for new products and puts together a great scrapbooking kit each month. One of my favorite products in the store right now is the Bungle Jungle collection from Sassafras Lass.
Speaking of scrapbooking kits! The AC Bailey Goodies KOTM (kit of the month) are full of the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies on the market. The May Goodies kit, for example, which is pictured above, features products from Marks Paper Company, Chatterbox and Prima to name a few. And, did you know? The winner of our blog hop this weekend will win this May kit!
All you have to do for a chance to win is to follow the blog chain, checking in at each one (with a chance to win a prize at each stop if you leave a comment), then choose 3 of the techniques you’ve seen on the AC Bailey design team member blogs today and use those to create a layout. Post this layout to the gallery “NSD 2009” folder and let us know which techniques you used. It’s that simple!! YOU could be the winner of that fabulous May Goodies KOTM.
Now for my technique…
Some of you might remember the ribbon flowers on one of my layouts from a month or so ago. They are quite easy to make and add lots of pizzazz to layouts and cards. Today I am going to show you step by step how you can make your own!
1. Gather supplies: scissors, thread and needle; wide ribbon, lace or other trim
2. Cut ribbon to 6-8" length depending on desired fulness of completed flower. You can play around with this and see what you like best.
3. Stitch along the edge and then gather into a circle by pulling on the thread.
4. Bring two ends together and stitch down seam on wrong side, finish off with a knot and cut thread. Top with a brad, button or other embellishment if desired. You can also make flowers of different sizes and layer them.
Sound easy enough? Well, it is. Now go and make some of your own. If you have any questions post a comment here on my blog and I’ll try and answer it for you.
Now for your next stop…check out Dee’s blog at http://scrappingram.blogspot.com/
Oh, and make sure to leave a comment here on this post so that you can be eligible for another prize. I can’t tell you what it is, but it WILL be a good one!!!
Have a great day and happy scrapping!! You have until midnight EST Sunday to complete and post your layout to the AC Bailey NSD 2009 gallery folder.