Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Birthday Hoot Loot!

Happy Birthday Hoot Loot!

***ETA: the giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly! Thanks for playing along!***

How would you like to wear a little bling that declares your love of scrapbooking for all to see?

I’ve got one Origami Owl scrapbook themed locket for one lucky reader. It includes one medium sized silver locket, a silver 24-26″ 2mm rolo chain, and camera, palette, scissors, and april heart birthstone charms.

Origami Owl scrapbook themed locket

Just leave a comment below by January first. I’ll pick a winner on the second.

For all those wonderful people out there who may like a necklace of their own, but don’t win this one, I have a discount for you. Just browse my Origami Owl website, and email a list of the items you want to  and I’ll give you 10% off the retail price. Just make sure you email me first. If you don’t email me, I won’t be able to give you a discount.

Thank you so much for visiting me on my birthday!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s giveaways:

Scrappy Sticker Inspiration

How to use pearl powders video tutorial

Mini digi-kit

Doing a Digi Dance

Doing a Digi Dance

Today’s giveaway is for all you folks who like to play with digi pages.

This past fall, I took a design class from the fabulous Traci Reed at Scrapaneers. In it, we learned the whole process of how to create a digi kit, from inspiration to finished product.

This is my first digi kit, ever! I hope you enjoy it.

preview first digi kit

If you click this link, you’ll be able to download the entire kit from dropbox.  Let me know what you think of it. I’d love the input!

See you tomorrow with my last giveaway!

Sharing Some Sparkle

Sharing Some Sparkle

Today’s giveaway is a video tutorial about pearl powders. There are two major sources for pearl powders: Ranger Industries, and Jaquard. I use both in the video, although I do use more of the Pearl Ex powders from Jaquard, simply because that’s what I have more of. The major difference in the two brands is the formulation. Ranger’s Perfect Pearls has a binder mixed in that allows you to just use water to adhere your pearl powder. If you use Pearl Ex you need a binder, like Ranger’s Perfect Medium, or a liquid glue, or gum arabic.

I hope you find the video fun and useful! There are four ways you can add shimmer to your pages in this tutorial. It’s slightly less than 15 minutes, and, since it is on Vimeo, you can download it for later viewing if you so desire.

Pearl ex powder page from Heather Dubarry on Vimeo.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another giveaway for you!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

***ETA: The Giveaway is now closed! Winners will be announced shortly! Thanks for playing along!***

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!

To celebrate Christmas, my birthday, and the blog’s one year anniversary, I’ve got four giveaways for you this week.

Today’s giveaway is a little bit of scrappy fun for six random readers. Just leave a comment below for a chance to win one of these mini sets.

Christmas giveaway

It’s just paper and a set of stickers, and each set is slightly different, but I think you’ll find these stickers very inspiring. You may even want to do something like what I did with them:

reasons why

This is a very simple layout, but it is one of my very favorites, because it was so much fun to make.

So leave a comment below by January first, and I’ll pick six commenters to get a mini kit.

mini kit close up

You know you want to use those stickers, don’t you?!

Come back tomorrow for more scrappy giveaways!


True Scrap 5 Classes for Sale!

True Scrap 5 Classes for Sale!

Finally! I’ve been waiting for these classes to go on sale, so I could share them with you. You can find the list of all the classes from True Scrap 5 here.

My favorite was the one from Layle Koncar about using pocket page supplies on regular pages.



There are a LOT of good ones there. Stephanie Ackerman‘s class was super inspiring, and Tracy Banks had some fun ideas for playing with your photos. Heck, they were all good.

Check them out! They’re on sale until Christmas day for $9.99 instead of $12.95, so hurry up and grab a class or two or three. They were so much fun, and full of fun ideas!