Saturday, March 2, 2024

Back to Basics Facebook Live Series: Stamping and Small Tools

 There are two more installments and the Back To Basics Facebook Live Series for you to check out! Click the videos here to watch them, or pop over to the Scrap Shotz Facebook Page to catch the whole series on replay.

In Rosie's class, she takes you through everything you need to know about Stamping Blocks and Positioners, which can truly help to elevate your stamping game to the next level. 

Next, join Karla as she reviews all those small tools you see people using in their cardmaker! Which ones do you really need, and how do you use them? Karla has those answers for you :) Click HERE for the Live Replay!!!

Be sure to join the Back to Basics Facebook Lives every Thursday at 1pm MST for more cardmaking tips and tricks. Whether you are a beginner, or an avid cardmaker, you are sure to find inspiration! Is there something you would like to see covered in one of the Live's? We'd love to hear from you. Please share your requests with us so we can make sure to cover everything you want to know about creating beautiful cards and papercrafting.
See you next Thursday :)

Thursday, February 29, 2024

49 and Market Vintage Artistry - more Moonlit Garden

Hello! I am back to share more layouts featuring The 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry, Moonlit Garden. This collection is such a joy to work with! I am playing with the 12x12 Collection Pack,   Filmstrip FramesChipboard BitsPostage Washi Tape, and Ephemera Bits

Keep it Simple

I loved the daisies in the collection and thought they would be perfect to showcase this oh-so-cute photo on my niece! 

For this layout, I kept it simple! I started with the daisy inspired pattern paper background and layered on the light brown filmstrips on the centre. I added my photo (first backed on a number of the coordinating collection papers) on top at centre stage. 

From there, I added a number of phrase inspired embellishments to the top and right side of the photo. I also tucked in a strip of the postage stamps on each side of the photo too. To finish it off, I tucked in the chipboard and ephemera daisies to the left and right of the photo. 

A little butterfly by the photo and a couple of hearts above finished off the layout!  


Loving the filmstrip anchor from my last layout I kept going on that theme.

I started with white cardstock and used Ranger Ink, Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood through a Vicki Boutin stencil and some splattered in those same colours on the page to created a messy, simple mixed media anchor. I also added a little water to some Tonic - Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bottle Green and splattered those across the page for a bit of grunge. 

From there, I layered on a few of the film strips lengthwise down the page - just left of centre. I backed my 2 photos 4x3 and in 1x2 with papers from the collection. I used staples to adhere the layers together as a little extra texture. Once those were cascaded down the film strip, I tucked in a few embellishments and phrases from the chipboard and ephemera, including those adorable butterflies, in and around the photos. 

Before finishing the layout, I created a small 3x4 Flip Flap Pocket for my title as a place to add my journalling and some more photos too. 

Oh one more touch. I cut a very small slice of each of the edges of the white cardstock so I could show another one of the pattern papers as a frame all around the layout. 

Grid of Circles 

I was feeling  the need to doodle and make a bit of a mixed media mess on this one! 

I grabbed one of the pattern backgrounds from the collection and using a circle shape from my scraproom and a black journalling pen I messily traced it a bunch of times in a 3x3 grid pattern. To make the circles a little more messy, as I traced I moved the circle shape just slightly and scribbled a little over the lines and around it too. 

After that I reached for a couple of stencils from my stash - one Vicki Boutin and Tim Holtz. I used the Tim Holtz stencil  with some Crafter’s Workshop, Stencil Butter in black and the other with Ranger Ink, Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood here and there on the page.

From there I printed my photo in 4x6 and backed it with a bunch of the pattern papers and various collection embellishments to sit centre stage of the grid. Then printed and cut a few more photos to sit in each of the circles on the page, leaving a couple circles empty to anchor some embellishments around the page and for my title! 

Just loving this collection! So pretty and so versatile. If you are playing with Moonlit Garden, we would love to see. Join us over on Facebook and pop a photo up on the Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Group. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Scrapbooking with the Doodlebug Design Snow Much Fun Collection!

Hello friends, Karla here today with two fun and frosty layouts using the fabulous Doodlebug Design Snow Much Fun collection! I love the blues and purples in this line and there are so many fantastic pieces to embellish with! I was excited to get out my photos from a recent trip to a local park!

I used my Cricut to diecut the title and mittens and then used the Petite Prints and 12x12 Collection Pack to back the cut files with. 

I smooshed Villainous Potion and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks onto a Waffle Flower Stencil Mat and after spritzing with water, used some plastic packaging to pick up the colour and add it to my white cardstock background. 

I added puffy stickers and stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet (also included in the Collection Pack).

The cut apart tag sheet was perfect for layering on smaller photos to add to my page. 

On the second page I again used the Petite Prints for a border and then a pretty snowflake pattern on the white cardstock. 

I used one of the journaling cards from the cut apart sheet and added some cute heart stickers.

I added some of the sentiment and snowflake stickers to decorate the page.

The adorable Winter Wonderland Shaker Pop was perfect to decorate the page, layered on some cute Bits & Pieces ephemera!

Be sure to head over to the shop to check out Doodlebug Design Snow Much Fun collection

Monday, February 26, 2024

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden

The 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry, Moonlit Garden is on my scrapppy desk these days thanks to Scrap Shotz happy mail and I am loving it!

The beautifully muted tones of this collection and the diversity of the embellishments make this set so easy to use for all kinds of memories. I used it for pics of my niece, an eve at the beer garden, and even hiking so far!  

Today, I am sharing layouts I made using the 12x12 Collection Pack,   Filmstrip FramesChipboard BitsPostage Washi Tape, and Ephemera Bits. There a few items from my stash too amongst these new goodies. 

Monochromatic Inspired 

For my first layout, I was drawn to the green in the collection so leaned into a monochromatic design. 

To add a touch more green to the background and an anchor for my photo, I squeezed some Tonic - Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bottle Green  across the page and used a spatula to spread it out in a messy square. Once that dried, I added some texture to the page with a Vicki Boutin stencil and black The Crafter’s Workshop - Stencil Butter. A few splatters in black finished it off the background.  

From there, I grabbed a few of the Filmstrips and laid those across the green square I made. I dropped my 4x6 photo down in the middle backed with a few collection papers on foam dots. I then reached for all the green leaves (from the embellishments or fussy cut) and added those in and around the filmstrips and photo - I added a few 49 and Market rub on leaves from my stash too.  

To finish off the layout, I added in a few more of the embellishments here and there - including the title family. I love how the different phrases and words across the matching packs nestle into one another. 

Double Page Layout for the Win

I love a double page layout - the impact they have when flipping through memories in an album is amazing and this collection deserved that kind of impact! I went with a grid pattern of small 2x3 photos centre of the spread and then used full size 4x6 photos with a bunch of embellishments as layout book ends. 

To start, I cut down that light pattern paper in the centre and added some journal pen stitching, some touches of stencil using Distress Ink Weather Wood, a few rub ons from my stash of 49 and Market, some Picket Fence Studios stamps and finally black splatters. I backed each of the photos with a coordinating pattern paper before adhering them down. I added a strip of another pattern (with black journalling pen stitches on the outside) to each outside edge for a little more texture. 

Next, I worked on the background. I started by rubbing the edges of that fantastic black/white pattern in Distress Ink, Bundled Sage and Distress Oxide, Crushed Olive. I added a few patterns behind my feature 4x6 photos before adhering them down to each side of the grid. 

Then it was all about adding embellishments! I added a circle cascade, some film strips and frames to each side for balance. Then a few more touches, including the title ‘Dreamer’ on the left and the tickets tucked into the grid photos from the Ephemera Bits pack. I used one of the chipboard frames right in the photo to showcase my sister hiking through a trail turned very long puddle in the Scottish rain! 

I will be back to share more soon - so many possibilities with this amazing collection! I am reaching for cute toddler photos and, of course, more hiking photos next! 

49 and Market Grove Collection Part 2

 Hello everyone. Get ready to get green! I have two more layouts today with the 49 and Market - Grove Collection. It's good to be green.

The first layout uses one piece of paper. It is cut in half and then that half was cut in half again. The company tag at the bottom of another two papers had the green band on the back and I used them to cover the seams. 

I decided to stamp some words and leaves on the page to for some contrast and interest. 

 The frame packacetate leaves and butterflies and envelope bits pack were what made the embellishments easy to use. The rub-ons are hard to find because they blend so well.

The second layout used a few different papers layered for the background and then lots of frames. I fussy cut the main leaves and butterflies and then layered acetate and rub-on ones underneath. The Thickers are from Simple Stories from a previous kit. I decided to stitch a little bit to match the fake stitching on the frames and ended up wrapping two of the frames in thread. 

This picture shows one of the rub-ons, stamping, fussy cutting and paint splatter.

This picture shows some of the stitching and fussy cutting.

That's all for now. Stop by the shop and check out this collection while it is still in stock!

Have a scrappy day!

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Back To Basics Facebook Live with Karla - Paper!

Did you catch Karla this week with our Back To Basics Facebook Live Series? This week's focus was PAPER! What types of paper should you use? How should you store your paper? Techniques that work with different types of paper! Everything you need to know to get started on your Cardmaking journey, or enhance what you already know. Click the link above or the video below to catch the replay!!!

 Find all of the supplies Karla used in the Scrap Shotz Store. And visit the Scrap Shotz Facebook Page every Thursday at 1pm for a new Live in the Back to Basics series. Is there a topic you haven't seen covered yet? Comment below to let us know, visit the Facebook Page or Community Group: Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Group to leave your suggestions and questions there. Please feel free to share your creations and what you're learning there as well, we'd love to see it :) 
Set your weekly remind so you don't miss any of this series, and see you next Thursday :) 

Monday, February 12, 2024

49 and Market Color Swatch Grove Layouts

 Hello everyone! Are you in the mood for some green layouts? If so, I have two just for you. This is my first time using 49 and Market and it did not disappoint. The papers are thicker than any I've ever used which makes for a really strong base. I also loved the rub-ons. It is not something I've used a lot in the past, but it sure makes adding splatters precise and less messy. They also transferred very easily and they look like they are printed on the paper. 

The collection is called 'Colour Swatch - Grove'. The first layout I used the premade frames for my photos. Then I used some acetate leaves and butterflies to decorate the page. 

The pocket is in the envelope bits pack. Finally, some of those subtle details are rub-ons. It's hard to tell which ones!

The foam letters are from a previous Simple Stories kit.

The second layout uses all the same supplies as the first. The journaling tags can be found in the envelope bits package. It is much easier to see the elements up close. 

The acetate you can see the outline of the plastic around the leaves. But the two butterflies and the splatter between them are all rub-ons and look like they are part of the background paper. 

Those leaves below the butterfly are a rub-on and the leaves on the right are part of the patterned paper. Can't even tell the difference! I also couldn't help spattering some white paint around the page. 

That's all for now but I'll be back in two weeks with more Grove Collection layouts.