Friday, February 22, 2013

Winner of BlogHop Stila Lip Gloss

I've been sick with the flu the past week that's why this post is delayed. The winner of the Lip Gloss Set is Elizabeth Sarkis! Congrats Elizabeth!! Pls email me your Thanks everyone for your comments. I will have more prizes coming up...I hope to see you soon..

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This way to the BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Berry71Bleu Love Blog Hop!!


If you are here from Marilyn's Blog, then you are at the right place and this is 
the next stop..

And your next word is..."IS"

In case you get lost, follow the links below...

Today is a day all about love . . .   Each of our designers is going to share with you something or someplace they love where they live.  This should be interesting since we have ladies from the USA, Poland, India and Puerto Rico. 

The blog hop starts at Berry71Bleu
and the rest of the order is as follows:

I am sharing with you my favorite things that I LOVE to collect..

Here is a glimpse of my studio and my favorite things..

I love vintage rhinestone necklaces and brooches..

I love vintage doilies...

I love collecting these handmade hat stick pins

I love craft and journal books

I love looking at my board when I am on the computer, I just look up and I see pictures of everyone I

Next stop....BERRY71BLEU

Thanks for letting me share my favorite things that I love. Scroll down the bottom of the page and check out my giveaway for Valentine's Day..

We have a fabulous prize for one lucky person who completes all of the rules of the blog hop,  a 7 Dots Studio collection, Domestic Goddess:

To qualify for this month's FABULOUS Prize you must complete the following:

* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each designer has to share with you and leave a comment.
* Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, 
collect these words along the way.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way
 and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* For your last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the Berry71Bleu Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)
Now comes the hard part, you must take the words you have collected along the blog hop and  unscramble them to create a sentenence.

*Email the secret sentence to Debbie:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, February 17th at Midnight CST

Don't forget that I have a February giveaway...Look on the sidebar and become a follower and leave me a comment that you have done so. For extra point, put my prize on your blog's sidebar for a greater chance of winning....

Okay..I know this is a lot of information, but if you have read the whole post that means you are on your way to winning.

Since today is Valentine's Day, I have a giveaway for that one special person. You are all special to me and unfortunately I can only give this to one person.

This is my Valentine present to a commenter of this post and my past posts and for following the rules of the hop. I figured I will come up with a little prize from me...No crafting stuff this time. Just something to make you more gorgeous!

Lucky winner will receive this from me. I ordered this especially for you as a valentine gift.
To thank you for being here and I hope we can visit each other's blog more often.

Just become a follower and leave me comment and of course, complete the blog hop...
Easy, right?

Once in awhile I will give cosmetics as giveaways...Really, scrapbooking materials/supplies will not keep you looking pretty all the time. Don't get me wrong, we all love Prima, WP, Golden Art Supplies, Tim Holtz, watercolor pencils, etc...But once in awhile we need to think of ourselves and give ourselves some pampering. You deserve it!! I just did! Got myself some make-up and one for you too.
Remember, you are beautiful inside and out..


P.S. winner of the lipgloss set will be announced next week.

Monday, February 4, 2013

My February giveaway

Here is my "valentine" theme giveaway..Follow my blog and leave me a comment that you did so. If you are already a follower just let me know and for an extra chance to win, post my giveaway on your blog.

These are all from my stash..You will get 12x12 papers, stickers, cards, journaling cards, tickets, glittered die-cuts..

Thanks for stopping by!

January Winner and a challenge for you to join..

Hi everyone,

Sorry I am a little behind in posting the January stash winner..

This past weekend we decided to go camping...It's a spur of the moment thing.

We went camping at a national park, It was very quiet and very wooded. I've never seen so many stars.
The kids had fun but I got sick with a cold. Me and the outdoors don't get along very well...every time we go camping, I get sick.

I think they enjoy burning marshmallows more than anything. We went through a whole bag just watching it burn.

What did you do this weekend?

I hope you also had great time!

Now... let's go to the winner of my January prize!
But first, thank you all for the comments and adding the photo prize on your blog. And thank you for following my blog.

Not very much of a blogger lately but I will keep giving prizes away every month. 

The winner of January prize is....

Congrats Buffy!! Please email me your address to

I will take photos of my next prize and will post later today and add a link to it.
Want to win? Come back later today ok?

Another challenge for February from Berry71bleu

'White Space'

by Anupama

WhiteSpace is defined as

 the portion of a page left unmarked or blank in visual arts. 
I love using whitespace (or negative space as some may call it) 
in my design as it adds an edge to the page composition! 
I am a trained interior designer and have always been impressed by stark minimalism. I guess that the same design sensibilities have spilt over into my scrapbook pages. 
So here is a chance to come out of your comfort zone!
Go ahead and play with space...
You would be surprised by the results -

Our Sponsor for this month's challenge is UHK Gallery
The winner of our February Challenge will win this My Dear Watson paper collection.

along with 2 other collections - Queen of Hearts & Love is in the Air

We are a team of creative women who cannot imagine their world without paper, glue and creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion. And we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists.
Quality of our products is our priority. Each of our collections is made of highest quality materials - thick scrapbooking paper (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival and highest quality matt stickers. We use materials from leading manufacturers in the paper industry.

Queen of Hearts

Love is in the Air

The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive the Dreamer Collection from 7 Dots Studio.

Here's what I made with Marivic's gorgeous tag and the 'whitespace' theme -

Marivic's Vintage tag set the mood of the page and I chose to scrap a picture of my mom from the early 1960s when she was a young teen growing up in India.

To balance the ornate tag, I applied glimmermist on the other side with a paint brush and a mask. Script stamps and butterfly washi tape complement the stenciling.  

Instead of treating the chipboard with wet media, I opted for washi tape and chalk edgers to cover the frame.

I can't wait to see what you create!

If you wish to see more of Anu's work, please visit her blog -

Not to forget Zeus and Zoe challenge as well

This one is hosted by Gayle Price

Hi every one, Gayle here to present the February Challenge. As if you  didn't already know, it is the month of love.
I am also admitting to you that my birthday falls on February 14th. Yes, I am a Valentines Day baby, made with love.
So, my challenge choice is to create a project about LOVE.................
That gives you lots of different options and interpretations to choose from.
The only stipulation is that the WORD "LOVE" must be obvious on your project. 
It could be Valentined themed or marriage, children, home, animals, food, music, sports,, shoes, chocolate. Whatever your heart tells you to express that is all about LOVE.

In my Zeus and Zoe kit , Marivic included this chipboard house. Oh, what do I do with it !
Well, I think love begins at home. Home is where the heart is, and home is where every one should feel safe and loved, so I have very lovingly decorated this little house and included some family members peeking out through the windows. There is also a doll peeking out the window and her name is Mary, I have had her all my life and I love her too.

Winners Prize

This sweet winners prize consists of:
 Apricot paper and lace roses
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Worn Lipstick
Kaisercraft 6" paper pad- Secret Admirer
Magnolia paper blooms and a
Matha Stewart Doily Punch.

We hope to see your amazing work!!

See you soon...