Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Steam Vents, Sea Turtles and the June Scrapbook Kit

Please click HERE if you are looking for details of the Scrap Shotz Design/Page Kit Team layout call!!!!

Hello Friends!

It's Rosie, back with a couple more layouts using the latest Scrap Shotz kit, there are still some kit subscriptions available so if you like what you see, click on the link to guarantee yourself the June kit as part of your 3 month subscription😀.

First up is Steam Vents:


I took almost 1500 photos😳 on our Hawaiian Vacation 3 years ago so every kit is a great opportunity to get them scrapbooked😉.  Some of the earthy colours in this line were perfect for these photos so I created this large patterned paper photo mat and bordered it with twine from a previous Scrap Shotz kit.


The leafy die cut is from the Wild Whisper Designs cutting file which matches the "Worlds Best" paper line and is cut for each kit by yours truly😊.  I cut the die cut in half and misted with black spray.

The kit Nuvo Crystal drops in Sugared Almond cover the wood veneer teardrop along with accenting the ends of the blooms of the die cuts.

Sea Turtle is my next layout:

I created a circular stitching template with the negative portion of a die cut I created for another project with my Silhouette Cameo and pierced stitching holes with my paper piercer along the inside of the die cut. I then hand stitched with embroidery floss from my stash. 



I punched circles with my 2" circle punch from kit patterned papers, folded in half and adhered within the stitched circles. The stitched border is the perfect place to house the alphas (custom cut with the Silhouette Cameo for this kit) creating the title for this page.


The die is cut in half and popped up with foam tape on either side of the photo. I also embellished the die cut with kit Crystal Nuvo Drops.


Photo is punched with a 3" circle punch and adhered to the card stock with foam tape in between the die cut halves.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at these projects!

xoxoxox

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scrap Shotz June Kit Reveal

Hello!

If you are looking for the details on the Design Team and Page Kit Designer Call, please click HERE.


The June Scrap Shotz kit features a local company, Wild Whisper Designs and their "World's Best" line.


Rosie here to share with you my first 2 projects created with the latest kit.


This layout is based on this sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine:

 I turned the sketch and created the "swoop" with the sequins included in the kit.
 I also added a little glitter from my stash.

 The gold flowers are a kit add-on.

I sprayed numbers from my stash with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine mist and the crochet edged accent is from a previous Scrap Shotz kit.


This next project celebrates Father's Day and this line can be used for both Father's Day and Mother's Day projects.

I cut various pieces of patterned paper and positioned them in a square. I then taped off an area with painters tape, applied embossing ink then Emerald Creek Hammered Metal embossing powder and heat set. This embossing powder is chunky-ish so I applied heat to the underside of the paper so I wouldn't blow the powder all over the place-yes I have done that before ;). A strip of patterned paper completes this oversized photo mat. Nuvo Crystal drops from the kit above and below the paper block complete the "frame" .


I fussy cut locks and keys from one of the patterned papers and used the "love" key to create the "love dad" title. It's hard to tell from the photo but I highlighted 3 of the keys with a Wink of Stella marker.

I will have more projects to share in the next few days and check out our Design Team/Page Kit Designer Call, link is at the beginning of the post 😊

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Scrap Shotz 2017 Design Team and Page Kit Designer Call

 Scrap Shotz is looking for the following:


    Scrap Shotz is looking to add to its Design Team.

We are looking for 2-4 experienced and diverse designers to work with both our monthly kit as well as other store products. If you are a creative individual, able to work under tight deadlines and have a strong social media presence, then we want to meet you!

Design Team Responsibilities -

1.     6 month term, beginning August 15, 2017 through to February 15, 2018
2.     Some months, team members will work with the monthly kit and other months, you will work with equivalent store product. Each member is responsible for creating 3 -5 inspiring projects.
3.     Two blog posts must be created per month according to the scheduled due date. One post showcases photos, tips and techniques. The second post is a step-by-step pictorial tutorial or a process video illustrating the project.
4.     Host one blog challenge within your 6-month term and participate in other blog challenges.
5.     Actively promote Scrap Shotz through all social media including Facebook, Instagram, and updated personal blog.

To Apply -

Please submit the following to scrapshotz.dtcalls@gmail.com

1.     Vitals: Name, address, phone number, email address
2.     Social Media ID: Blog URL, Facebook Name, Instagram Name, links to online galleries (and your userid). Significant social media presence and following is a huge asset.
3.     Photos of 3 - 5 recently created projects that clearly showcase your style
4.     Please share your past and current design teams as well as your current commitments.
5.     Tell us how you would promote our kit club and online store through social media.
6.     In the subject line, please include “YourNAME – Designer

Monthly Compensation (approximately $75.00 + retail value) -

1.     1 Scrap Shotz primary monthly kit plus selected kit add-ons or equivalent store product
2.     Online store discount on other purchases

We welcome your email applications to scrapshotz.dtcalls@gmail.com on or before midnight MST (Mountain Standard Time) on July 28, 2017. Preference will be given to Canadian designers due to shipping and time constraints. International designers are welcome to apply.


Design team invitations will be extended August 1, 2017 with acceptances due by August 7, 2017

Announcements will be made via social media on August 10, 2017.


We appreciate the time and attention taken by all applicants in their submissions – best wishes to everyone! 


Next up is the Page Kit Designer Call:



2017 PAGE KIT DESIGNER CALL SUBMISSIONS DUE JULY 28, 2017

The Scrap Shotz Design Team is growing!

Although we’ve been running a successful kit club for more than 13 years, we get asked over and over about actual page kits, and we’ve decided to take the plunge! We are now looking for experienced Page Kit Designers to produce a 2-page layout with complete instructions, using product supplied to you. Being able to produce a process video would be an asset. As this is our first crack at something this specific, we are looking for not only your expertise, but your input based on your past experience

Page Kit Designer Responsibilities –
  1. 6 month term, beginning August 15, 2017 through to February 15, 2018
  2. Monthly, produce a 2-page scrapbook layout for the intermediate scrapbooker with
    detailed instructions outlining the specific measurements and placement, including
    coloured photos. A bonus would be a process video.
  3. Must be willing to collaborate with a Scrap Shotz delegate to coordinate products.
  4. Actively promote Scrap Shotz through all social media including Facebook, Instagram,
    and updated personal blog.
To Apply-
Please submit the following to scrapshotz.dtcalls@gmail.com
  1. Vitals: Name, address, phone number, email address
  2. Social Media ID: Blog URL, Facebook Name, Instagram Name, links to online galleries
    (and your userid). Significant social media presence and following is a huge asset.
  3. Photos of 3 -5 recently created page kit layouts. Include one 2-page kit layout with
    instructions (and a process video if available) from your portfolio.
  4. Please share your past and current design teams as well as your current commitments.
  5. Tell us a little about yourself and why you’re an asset to our team.
  6. In the subject line, please include “YourNAME – Page Kit Designer
Page Kit Designer Compensation -
  1. Store credit of $50 (retail value) per page kit
  2. Plus generous store discount on other products
We welcome your email applications to scrapshotz.dtcalls@gmail.com on or before midnight MST (Mountain Standard Time) on July 28, 2017. Preference will be given to Canadian designers due to shipping and time constraints. International designers are welcome to apply.

Page Kit Designer invitations will be extended by email on August 1, 2017 with acceptances due by August 7, 2017. Announcements will be made via social media on August 10, 2017.

We appreciate the time and attention taken by all applicants in their submissions – best wishes to everyone! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Focus On: Concord & 9th

Hi All!

Have you heard of the stamp company Concord & 9th?

They are creating some unique products which DT member Virginia put to the test designing these cards, the stencil and papers used for these projects are available for special order, please contact Sandy directly at info@scrapshotz.com:

The florals are created with this stencil.

The stencil is layered over this floral fill-in patterned paper.

You can see all the Concord & 9th products currently in the store right HERE

We'll be showcasing the new in the store Concord&9th products very soon!!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beautiful Memories


Hello All!

We've come to the final project from our Creative Team for the Scrap Shotz May Kit-Shimmering Sapphires. This one is from Virginia and she'll also give us a little insight into her creative process:



"I love the options I have in using the double sided pattern papers of the Kaisercraft paperline in the kit. Can you pick out the different pieces of pattern paper? The coordinating spray, die cuts and stickers made putting this layout together a breeze. (Don't forget to to include a picture of yourself too in your layouts!)"

I love all the die cuts used on this layout and those pearls are the perfect finishing touch.

That's it for May kit projects, we'd love to see how YOU use our kits if you're a subscriber, share them here, on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @scrapshotz. We'd love to see anything you've created with products from Scrap Shotz😃.

June kit projets will be coming very, very soon along with a special announcement so stay tuned to the blog.
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scrap Shotz May Kit Project with Virginia


Hi There!

Virginia is here with another gorgeous layout featuring the May kit:




The offset photo placement is balanced by the block of paper strips and anchored with the full width of woodgrain paper along the bottom.

The quote sticker provides a resting place for the photo and quote blocks. Die cut and fussy cut butterflies lead the eye around the page. Pearls add a nice bit shine in addition to the butterflies misted with the kit spray.

June kit add ons are now available along with kit subscriptions so pop in to the store and see what's next up in our kit program😊

Thanks for coming by!
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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Sweet Life A May Kit Project

Good Day Everyone!

It's Rosie back with one more of my kit projects for May, this time a double page spread!


The blues in my vacation photos from Hawaii coordinate perfectly with the blues in this kit. An easy way to unify both side of a double page spread is to mirror your patterned paper placement which you can see above with the woodgrain paper in the centre and the blue pattern on the outer portion.


I punched circles with my circle punch and then embellished select circles with kit gems.


A mix of kit die cuts and fussy cut elements (butterfly and LOVE) combine to form a unique embellishment cluster.

It's not too late to purchase a May kit subscription, click here if you're interested!


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vacation with the May Scrap Shotz Kit

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Greetings Friends!

Virginia is here again to share this vacation layout created with the May kit featuring the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies collection:


"I wanted to add some subtle texture in the background for the waves and wind from the day and popped up random areas."

Virginia does a great job journaling with the kit die cuts and stickers and if you look closely you can see gold thread around the butterflies.

This is a versatile paper collection, we've seen birthday, travel, vacation and everyday life photos so far in the project reveal.  

Thanks for stopping by!😊

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Birthday Wish

Hello!
I hope you're enjoying the May kit reveal, Virginia is sharing this lovely layout with us today so let's hear from her:


"This layout was made with my pattern paper off cuts solely. I love the beautiful pattern papers and how well they complement each other. I used dies from my stash to create a title for my photo again using offcuts."



A vellum banner softens the patterned paper layer and keeps the focus on the sentiment.

We are looking forward to sharing the remainder of Virginia's projects with you so come on back tomorrow 😃.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

May Scrap Shotz Kit Sketch Projects

Hey there!

Sketches are a great inspiration/jumping off point for a layout design, theme or blueprint.
The team creates a layout based on a sketch for the project kit reveal every month and here is the sketch we chose for May:



You can't go wrong with a Pagemaps sketch and Virginia picked a lovely one, here is my layout:


Lots of die cuts and stickers are included in the kit so I used them to echo the florals in the sketch.



I used foam tape on some of the die cuts to raise them up and add visual interest.


Nuvo crystal drops in Midnight Blue create a dotted patterned paper around the photos and die cuts.

Here is Virginia's take on the sketch:


and she also used the sketch to create this lovely card:




We would love to see YOUR creations with the sketch and kit! You can post them here in the comments, on our FB page OR tag @scrapshotz, #scrapshotzkitmembers on Instagram.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

May 2017 Scrap Shotz Kit Reveal...Hello

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Hello!

It's Rosie, back with a couple of cards made with the Scrap Shotz May kit.


One of the kit add ons is this Hero Arts Ombre ink pad used in the card above.
To create the inked background, press the stamp pad on white card stock, let dry and then trim.
Choose 2 coordinating patterned papers, trim to size to fit a 5.5" X 4.25" card base, adhere to card base offset and using foam tape.

Hello is die cut using the Avery Elle Simply Said Hello die, not in stock but can be special ordered.
Glossy Accents is generously applied over the die cut and then adhered with foam tape over inked card stock.

Dollar Store sequins add some shine and the card is ready for giving😁.

When I received this kit I thought it would be perfect for a fabulous Father's Day card and I still think so, BUT I didn't get one done😬, instead I made birthday card.

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I heat embossed the stamped flowers with silver detail embossing powder on watercolour paper and then coloured with the Hero Arts Ombre ink pad and a water brush for the flowers. The green leaves are coloured with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours.


If I manage to whip up a Father's Day card with this kit I will post it as a bonus project so make sure you keep checking back here to see what happens!

Thanks for taking a look😃
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Hello and welcome back to the blog for another kit project featuring the Scrap Shotz May Kit😊.


I began this layout with laying out paper strips on card stock paper. As I laid out the pieces and then placed the photo on top I felt it needed a little something so I moved the strips and applied Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze through a Vicki Boutin Stencil from the March Scrap Shotz kit, kits for March are still available if you'd like to get your hands on one.

After the glaze dried I decided where my photo would go and then sprayed white mist in the upper left and lower right of the page and let dry. Once dry I arranged and adhered the paper strips as desired, some with foam tape to add visual interest.



I then placed the photo where I wanted but felt like it got lost on the paper strips so I die cut a piece of white card stock with a Taylored Expression die and used that die cut as a mat under the photo.

The photo mat is embellished with kit die cuts and kit gems; kit stickers are attached with foam tape to create the page title:


Kit die cuts complete the layout.

The misted background looks tailored made for the die cuts however this was a happy accident. I was going for a nice "misting" and ended up with 2 distinct "sprays" but they became the perfect place for these kit die cuts.

This kit is still available for subscription purchase  along with all the add ons-with the exception of the stamp which is sold out.
Just a reminder that a kit subscription commits you to 3 months of kits ONLY, single purchase kits will go on sale after the 21st of the month if available.

Thanks for spending some time here! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what's in the store, sales, our kit program and don't forget if you see something you just "gotta have" on the web, contact Sandy at info@scrapshotz.com to place a special order.
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