Monday, March 12, 2012

Introducing CREATIVE FOUNDATIONS by Vicki Boutin

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic (And WARM like we did!) weekend and are all geared up to face this brand new daylight savings time! *yawn*

The giving keeps continuing here into the new week! I'm so excited! So let's get right to it today, shall we?! Today I'm helping my amazingly talented friend Vicki Boutin give away a couple of copies of her new book, CREATIVE FOUNDATIONS!

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Let me just scratch the surface of why this book is a must-have! I'll begin by mentioning that I was an art major in college. I absolutely loved getting my hands dirty with paint, ink, canvas primer (gesso) and anything else I could think of. It was my life for those four years. Then enter working a "real job" and marriage and kids and my creative outlet disappeared. I never could figure out what was missing in my life until scrapbooking came along and once again I had an outlet for my artistic endeavors. But I never even THOUGHT to marry my love of inky, painty type stuff with my scrapbooking. And that's where Vicki comes along. When I say this girl is creative it's only because I don't have a stronger word to use to describe the incredible ideas that come out of her cute blonde head! She's a total rockstar and what's even better? She MAKES IT EASY!

Oh yes! Those of you that are reading this and thinking to themselves right now - "But *I* wasn't an art major and *I'm* not artistic!" - I'm here to say oh YES YOU ARE and Vicki will show you how....simply. (And another bonus? These techniques don't HAVE to be confined to a scrapbook page!)

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Here is just a peak at one of my projects I contributed to Vicki's book. For this I not only stamped on vellum, but I also used mists for masks and several other cool techniques. Vicki helped make it approachable and ever step is SO well illustrated! I promise you NEED this book. So here's how you can get one:

Vicki is doing something creative (of course!) to give away some copies of her fabulous, must-have book. She is having everyone collect a word at each blog they visit to complete a phrase to be entered to win!

My word is "A". Simply leave a comment here to consider it "collected" and then hop on over and visit the talented Bethany Kartchner HERE to collect the word "COPY" and you're almost there! Remember, once you're done, stop back to Vicki's blog and let her know you collected all the words to "I'd LOVE A COPY OF CREATIVE FOUNDATIONS!" and you'll be entered to win one of TWO copies of her book! Fabulous, right!?! And for those of you that are impatient like me, here's a link to Amazon to buy a copy NOW!

So what are you waiting for?! Get hopping!

I'll be back a bit later to announce the winners of CARD MAPS 2 and Kimber's 100 Fun & Handmade Cards!

Have a fantastic day!
xo,
kg


76 comments:

Scrapthat said...

I would love to add more artyness to my pages! Your sneak looks so cool!

jackib said...

This is so much fun - blog hopping on a Monday morning!

BeverlyBL said...

Thanks for all the info and the teaser. Your page looks very interesting.

Beth Hallgren said...

Sounds like a book full of inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this little snippet from the book! Looks fabulous!

Lisa Young said...

I love the cover and your little sneak peak!

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Michelle said...

This looks so fun!!! I think I need this! I am one of those impatient one's too. ;) I may just order it. Your page looks fabulous! I love that MME line, and the little snippet of masking we can see. :)

Chris said...

Your page is just inspirational!

Emma said...

Oh, so many inspiring blogs to explore more! Thanks for the chance to win A beautiful new book. Emma

Kirsten Alicia said...

That looks lovely. Gorgeous colour combination.

Myrto said...

Oh so many techniques to explore! Thanks girls!

peggylee said...

Love the sneak peaks....thanks for sharing...the colors love....

Cher said...

very COOL sneak peeks! tyvm..I want this book!!!!!!! lol

HeatherLynn said...

beautiful sneak peek! very inspirational hop! :) hl

Lauraline said...

Love your page, very inspirational.

Barbara said...

Love the sneak peek!

Ruby said...

Love your creative spirit. You are so imspirational.

Deb Neerman said...

Your sneak-peek is beautiful ... and intriguing! Can't wait to see more in the book!!

Vanessa said...

Love the butterflies! Can't wait to see the book!

jamie said...

Glad I stopped in.
Love your peek into your page.
Very intriguing.
Love your enthusiasm.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Redanne said...

Loving your sneak peek and thanks for the word.

Deb said...

Love the look of the layout. Great peek.

Colby said...

LOVE the premis of the book. Vicki is super-talented! Thanks.

SusanK said...

You ladies are making me drool! Love the color combo you chose and can't wait to see the entire piece!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Your page looks awesome! I can't wait to see the whole thing! Thanks for the sneak peek!

jnolte said...

I love the colors and the possibilities of what I see.

Myoriah said...

I have not really taken art classes but I love playing with different media. Some of the techniques I've seen so far I've done but I am always looking for new things to learn.

Can't wait to see your project in the book. It looks beautiful what I can see of it.

sharon g said...

I love the several ways you added butterflies. So pretty.

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm really into gold these days, so this is right up my alley.

Anonymous said...

I have seen some early copies of this book and it is terrific as are all the projects. Thanks for the oppportunity to win a copy. Guiderdi

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love the sneak peek! The book sounds awesome!

Marijane said...

Just gorgeous page... I need that book!

The Farris Family said...

Love the "sneak peak" of your layout. I really NEED to win a copy of the book!

Carol Mc said...

I would love a copy!

Teresa said...

I'd love a copy of Creative Foundations!

Ruth G said...

I love the idea of this book being about great techniques and I just adore what I can see in your glimpse!

marylouh said...

I just started using vellum on my cards and I love the effect it gives. I'd really put this book to use in my card making.

Julie S. said...

Lovely! You're right...I *need* this book!

Sharon A. said...

Fun contest! I've been using pan pastels lately and am looking to branch out a bit.

e_r421 said...

This is fun! I would love the chance to win this awesome book!

marianne said...

The book looks like it's great!

Bethany Becker said...

Looks like a great book. I love your peek and would love to see the rest!

lynda said...

Your peek looks quite tempting - especially the colors!

Susan said...

Love your sneak peek - can't wait to see the entire project. Looks like a fun book and, of course, I'd love to win one.

Lynda said...

Really interested to see this book in its intirety!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Broom said...

Kelly, thanks for the sneak peak! This book looks like is going to be a must have!

angela said...

love to blog

Stacy said...

Love the sneak peak! Thank you for sharing!

Judith Weldon said...

I'd love to own a copy of this book, I think it will be a great source of techniques and inspiration.

Danee said...

I love the colors of your project and from what I can see of it I love the design as well.

rush said...

too bad we couldn't see more of your project.

Angela Holt said...

I love your project!!! Such a inspiring piece!!! Fab Blog Hop!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful sneak peak!

Karen Conner said...

Can't wait to see the details of the technique you used. Love the layers!

famillemarleau said...

Love the part I see on your project. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Colette said...

The sneak peek looks amazing and the book does too,

Colette x.

Jennifer Roach said...

This book looks amazing. Can't wait to see it.

Christine Brown said...

Thank you Kelly! :)

hopefulcrafter said...

Great sneek peek! This book looks great!

auntiejenni said...

maybe there's hope for me...i loved visiting your site. thanks for the creative inspiration!

connie said...

thanks for sharing the peek!

Velvet said...

The sneak peek looks really cute!

Alison Day said...

Okay, you've convinced me. I need a copy of this book! Thanks!!

Sharon said...

Love your colors!

Pendra said...

This looks like a FUN book, I have all the materials to MASK/MIST, but have never worked up the courage to try it! You page is adorable and I would truly love to do that!

curlyqmosaics said...

Your sneak looks amazing! The stamping on the vellum gives it wonderful extra dimension. TFS!

Marilyn C. said...

The book sounds like my cup of tea1 Love techniques - can't get enough of them!

jan said...

GORGEOUS peak from the new book! Just beautiful!!!!!

Lola said...

I just collected my word. This is a fun blog hop. Your page is great.

Creative Hugs,
Lola

rlovew said...

Love you peek- the butterflies are great.

BarbaraB said...

Your peek looks amazing!

Katherine said...

I love finding new blogs!

Linda S. said...

great blog; collected your word "A"

Shauna said...

Thanks for the word and your blog is great.

dorrie said...

Hi having so much fun, will visit another day and spend a little longer.