Friday, September 20, 2019

Kaisercraft - Workshop Collection

We scrapbookers love our florals, pastels and even bright colors for our pages and cards. Sometimes, the men in our lives have to endure a bit of femininity on their pages, too. This collection gives us a very different option. I was a bit intimidated by the dark patterns and feel of the paper and embellishments - until I started working with them. I fell in love!!

This first layout uses one of the most colorful papers. I had a great photo of my grandchildren on their first day of school and although I will scrapbook it more than once (for another album) this one is earthy and will suit a teenager who is going into Grade 8. (Wow, how did that happen?) Embellishments include ephemera and a sticker strip from the collection. The circles and gears were inked with walnut stain distress ink and I cut the gear corners from Bazzill cardstock with the Tim Holtz gears die. I added dimension with pop dots and some brads from my stash. The title is die cut with the Tim Holtz marquee alphas.

This 2 page layout about a bridge being constructed has gears from those Tim Holtz thinlits cut from silver foil paper. To continue with that theme, I embossed the edges of the patterned paper on the base with silver embossing powder. As I was doing that, I noticed that the result looked a lot like soldering. Perfect. A title with AC Thickers and some journaling on a piece of vellum and a few more ephemera pieces over pop dots and it's done. I use a tip that I learned from a Becky Fleck class and tape my double page spread together while I'm working on it. This makes it easy to allow the photos and embellishments to flow across the pages. Once it's finished, I take an exacto knife and cut through where I need to, in order to put it in my album.

This layout has some gears that I backed with silver foiled paper and one of the curios from the collection. The monochromatic, busy looking paper is just right for some simpler photos of the Jack Daniels Distillery that we toured.

This last layout makes me smile. It was one of those photos that when you take it, you know it's going to be a page. I love how much fun my granddaughter and her dad are having. For the background, I fussy cut many of the elements on the patterned paper and popped them up in the same spot on the second sheet of that pattern. I really love the dimension that this gives my page, and I let the paper designer make the decisions on placement.

I took the "Hero" title from the ephemera pack and juiced it up with some glossy accents, added some alphas and used phrases from the collection all over the page. Journaling is on a piece of scrap paper from the card pack.

And then the cards... I honestly could have gone on and on! (Oh wait! I did! Lol!) I won't bore you here with details, but here are some of the many cards that I have created with this collection, both scraps from the 12x12 sheets I used to create my pages and the 6x6 pad. Please, if you have any questions, put them in the comments and I will answer them there. All supplies are available at Scrapshotz!

This collection is amazing and would be a wonderful addition to anyone's stash - for the men in our lives!
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Thanks for sticking with me on this workshop journey! Have a great fall weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely Layouts

Hello! Carolyn here today with a whole lot of layouts using the September kit! It is soooo pretty. The kit is mostly Pinkfresh Studio - Just a Little Lovely collection. It has beautiful acetate flowers, watercoloured papers and hand written puffy words. So awesome.

Layout #1 - Precious Moments
My first layout is about a very special member of my community. She wore the best outfits and I was lucky enough to get a picture of her and my daughter on a tropical themed day at church. Of course I loaded up on the flowers to go with their outfits.
The frame is a cut file from the Silhouette Store. I used the cardstock in the kit to cut and back it. The acetate flowers needed to pop so I backed them with white paper. I also was pretty impressed I could find ways to incorporate the phrase stickers into my journaling.

Layout #2 - Never Grow Up
I really wanted to colour these flowers. I used a rainbow strip at the bottom of the page and painted the flowers like the colour was coming up into the page. I tried to paint them lighter as I went up the page. I used some pop dots to pop up some flowers from the ephemera package. I love making titles with the handwritten words and the mini puffy alpha stickers. I had to restrain myself from painting this whole page!

Layout #3 - Ladder Ball
This layout was inspired by the September sketch on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Facebook page. Here is the sketch:
The circles made sense to me with the theme of ladder ball. So I used all sorts of enamel dots, a few punched cardstock circles and some of the Studio Katia Rainbow Dots. This was really easy to make so I encourage you to give it a try! How unique are those tags with the wooden tops?

Layout #4 - Smile, Sparkle, Shine
My final layout is probably my favourite. Who can resist a flower wreath? The background paper did all the work. I just backed my photo and tag with cardstock and added some embellishments. The tag has puffy sticker flowers on it because the flowers on the card didn't have any colour. Now it blends better with the wreath. 

I hope you found some inspiration here today! I can't wait to see what people make with this kit. Be sure to check out the new and improved website. I'll be back on the 25th with another September kit layout as part of our team blog hop. Have a great week!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Just A Little Lovely: September Scrap Shotz Kit

Hi All!

Rosie here and I am super stoked to share some of my projects created with the fantastic September kit. This kit is so awesome and versatile, I created 5 layouts and 6 cards. I had to force myself to stop working with it as I have a number of other projects I needed to complete by yesterday, lol 😊.

First up is this layout based on this Creative Scrapbooker Magazine September sketch:
I fussy cut the flowers from this sheet of paper:
Literally fussy cut the.entire.sheet, my fingers were a little numb by the time I finished😂.

I have layered the fussy cut blooms over some of the gold foiled acetate die cuts and then watercolored some of the white blooms with Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

I then incorporated the phrase stickers into my journaling.

The layout is finished off with a title created with the puffy alphas included in the kit and a tab from the die cut add on.

These patterned papers have a gorgeous water coloured like side and this next paper was perfect for my sunset photo:

I die cut yellow and pink leaves using a Silhouette cut file and my Cameo machine. I then applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel over the leaves through the Altenew Feathered Leaves stencil.

I placed the die cuts and embellishments within the same color on the patterned paper.

I used the kit puffy stickers, kit embellishments, paper strips from other projects and die cut add ons to embellish the layout, adhering most with foam tape to add dimension.

Can you tell how much I enjoyed these gold foiled acetate die cuts? They are so easy to work with, I added liquid glue and then rubbed it around with my finger and once it dries you can not see any adhesive at all.

I cut banners out of the patterned papers and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool. The kit included pink card stock is inked with Distress Oxide Spun Sugar and  Abandoned Coral ink to create a peachy shade and the edges are inked with the black soot distress ink. The background was splattered with Blue Blitz Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

Much more inspiration to come, thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Scrap Shotz September Kit: Just a Little Lovely

Hello Scrap Shotz friends!
Have you got your September kit yet? If you haven't yet seen our little kit video, here is another look at the kit along with all the add ons available.

This kit is so versatile in addition to being beautiful. Your kit includes all 8 double sided patterned papers, 8 matching card stock, mini puffy alphas, gold foiled acetate ephemera, mixed embellishment pack, phrase stickers, mixed embellishment pack and puffy phrase stickers.

There are also a number of great add-ons. In addition to the standard double your patterned paper and card stock add-ons the following add-ons are also available:

The team will begin sharing their projects this upcoming week and mark your calendars to join us for our first ever Creative Team blog hop beginning September 25th and celebrating the launch of the brand new Scrap Shotz look/logo!