Friday, February 14, 2020

Your Potential Is Endless: January Scrapbook Kit

Hello Friends!

Happy Valentines Day!

Rosie back to share a few more January kit projects, this time I have a few cards but will start things with this home decor piece that will hang in my craft room:

I first sprayed this Tim Holtz Etcetera tag with Distress Ink spray but it is not terribly opaque so it did not cover very well so I went to plan B and applied Vicki Boutin white gesso to the thick board and let dry.
Once dry, I mixed together Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch paint and Ranger Black Tie paint and added a couple of coats over the gessoed surface. 
You can see a few flecks of copper foil, I grabbed a scrap of copper foil from my stash and laid it over some areas that had not completely dried and rubbed the foil over them:

I used a Heartfelt Creations die from my stash to die cut the flowers from patterned paper, then shaped with the McGill Flower shaping tool:

The magenta bloom is from the kit itself.

I die cut the bottom left corner with a TH Sizzix alterations die, then trimmed a white butterfly die cut from my stash, backed the openings with kit pattern paper then applied Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops over the die cut.

To put it all together, I began with the bottom layer, the bottom left hand side die cut, then the butterfly cut file, followed by kit chipboard pieces, a quote cut from one of the kit papers and then the flowers. The die cut flower centers are embellished with a kit gem which has been covered with Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops.

One of the best parts of a kit is how everything coordinates so well together.

I cut various papers in squares and one rectangle, layering them over each other and popping up two of the layers with foam adhesive. The sentiment, from the kit stickers is also adhered with foam tape.

Lastly, I embellished with some kit puffy accents (heart, butterfly and dot).

The bottom half of this card is two die cuts cut with a Tim Holtz Alterations die from my stash. I bordered the top with a strip of Tim Holtz metallic card stock.

I finished it off with a few of the kit puffy stickers.

These next two cards feature the super versatile Circular Grid Mama Elephant die. It is perfect for the cute Mama Elephant Little Agenda stamps and works just as well for these thank you cards.

I die cut two pieces of pattern paper, keeping the circles to use randomly on the cards.

I inked a white card stock card front with Distress Oxide Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and a bit of Dusty Concord.

I popped up a couple of the circles leftover from the die cut cover die with foam adhesive, added a kit chipboard sticker and the sentiment from the kit stickers, finishing off with a kit gem.

This card front was inked with Distress Oxide Victorian Velvet and a light hand of Dusty Concord and Blueprint Sketch. I then misted with water, picking up the water with a paper towel to create the "distressed" effect.

Again I popped up the circles with foam adhesive and cut the sentiment out of one of the kit journal cards, cutting notches on both sides to create a banner. A single kit gem adds a bit of extra sparkle to the card.

I hope you've enjoyed my kit projects, thanks for stopping in and don't forget to check out the other posts on the blog, lots of great inspiration from the team :)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

How To Layer Your Scrapbooking Elements using Doodlebug Design & Video

Hello! Karla back again today with two more layouts using the adorable Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection, the Marvy Snow Marker and the Wild Whisper Strength Of The Season Sequins. Sometimes it's hard to figure out how to incorporate several different designs of papers as well as all those cute stickers and ephemera, but if you take it step by step it really isn't hard at all! I've made a video, linked below, where you can see the process I use to layer up all these fun elements - AND show you how easy it is to use the awesome Snow Marker!

In the first layout you can see how I use various patterned papers - with a base of white cardstock. The green paper with white snow and the sweater print paper are both a more subtle pattern and let the moose border and SNOW cards shine!

I added some Distress Oxide Ink around the edges of some of the elements to give them a slight shadow. The Floral Spice Thickers complete my title. PS They are on sale!!

I layered on sticker words on top of the 3x4 card from the cut apart sheet and the pink snowflake, and then even added a few more pops of colour with the sequin mix.

I glued down the cute moose from the Odds & Ends pack and then popped up the Love This sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet using foam tape. A tiny heart sticker from the cardstock sticker sheets is then added on top of that!

For the next layout I added in some mixed media in coordinating colours using Distress Oxide Sprays. You can see how this layout comes together in the video below!

Don't forget you can unscrew the Distress Oxide Sprays and use the nozzle for a more direct splatter effect. I also used some plastic packaging and did a smooshing technique for the background layer.

The Marvy Snow Marker is really fun to use and creates highlights, texture and dimension. The key is to let it dry slightly after applying and then carefully heat while keeping your heat gun moving. You can easily add a second layer for even more snowy goodness!

I had so much fun layering and adding pops of colour on this layout!!

Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see just how I put this layout together!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It's Family Day weekend here in Alberta, and I hope you enjoy the long weekend coming up if you have one too! Don't forget you can always check out what's New in the Scrap Shotz Store HERE - in case you find yourself wanting to do a little crafty shopping while you're relaxing! 😉

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kaisercraft Crafternoon Scrapbook Layout

Carolyn back again with the super cute Crafternoon Collection by Kaisercraft. It has so many die cuts and phrases to highlight your creative endeavors such as knitting, needlepoint, painting and of course scrapbooking. I chose to highlight some pictures of the kids painting. I love the flowers on the papers so I decided to focus more on flower embellishments but could've added more painting related ones if I had wanted to.
I started with 2 pieces of the background paper. It actually only has the flowers on one piece so I fussy cut the flowers off the second piece and taped it to the first. Then I fussy cut more flowers from another paper to decorate my pictures. The background flowers are made with a Vicki Boutin stencil that came in a previous kit. I used the Gina K White Glitter Glitz Gel. I'm in love with this product! It is full of glitter but spreads so smoothly and doesn't make a huge mess like glitter and glue.
To finish it off, I splattered white gesso around the photos. Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Product- Doodlebug Winter Wonderland Layouts

Hello! Karla back today with two cute, wintry layouts to share with you using the adorable Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection, a very cool Marvy Snow Marker and the Wild Whisper Strength Of The Season Sequins. I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that a majority of our year here in Canada is chilly and snowy, so why not use super cute supplies to scrap those winter pics?!! I love the colours in this collection, and I totally feel happier just seeing the adorable animals on my pages! 💙💜💙

We recently took Erica sledding on a hill near our house and of course she had a blast! I only went down the hill once and that was enough, lol! I decided to use the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine February Sketchy Challenge as inspiration for this layout. 

I matted my photos with purple and blue cardstocks and layered them on a white background. I added some coordinating snowflakes using a Kraftin' Kimmie stencil and inks. I then added Floral Spice Thickers to the top of the Odds & Ends diecut to create a fun title.

The Marvy Snow Marker is really fun! You simple dab it any areas you want to add 'snow' to, let it dry, and then heat with a heat gun. It almost immediately starts to puff up! On areas that I wanted even more dimension, I added a second coat. This was so fun!

These cute little guys are so happy and sweet!! The Wild Whisper Strength Of The Season Sequins matched so well that I had to add them to the page. My fav glue for paper and embellishments is the Art Institute Glitter Adhesive, and the Metal Precision Tip makes attaching sequins so easy.

For my second layout, I'm using the SCT365 2020 Layout Class Sketch for February as my inspiration. I love the small 2.5" squares on one of the cut apart pages in the paper pack! Perfect for embellishing pages and making cards!

I used a sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet in the paper pack to add a title and added some stickers from the cardstock sticker pack as well as more pretty sequins.

That Snow Marker was perfect again for adding puffy snow and marshmallow embellishments. I layered on some coordinating colours of Distress Oxide Sprays (linked at the bottom of the post) by using the nozzle to tap some ink onto a piece of packaging, adding a little water and then smooshing it onto my cardstock. I love the splattery effect!

How fun are these flower-like snowflakes from the Odds & Ends pack?!! 

We were all tired from our snowy adventure, but we had a great time, and now we get to relive those memories whenever we pull out the scrapbook!

Here are a list of the supplies I used that you can find in the Scrap Shotz Store:
Tim Holtz  Distress Oxide Sprays: Seedless Preserves & Peacock Feathers

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can always find NEW goodies in the Scrap Shotz Store HERE - so be sure to have a look and see what crafty supplies inspire you!!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Kaisercraft Crafternoon Layouts

It's a good day to scrap about crafting! Carolyn here with two layouts featuring the Kaisercraft Crafternoon Collection. If you sew, paint or scrapbook - this collection has you covered.
The first layout was inspired by the January sketch at the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook Sketchy Group. Here is the sketch:
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I used all sorts of papers from the paper kit and embellished with the die cuts. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the title. The number stickers are in the paper kit. But my favourite parts of this collection are the curios and wooden flourishes. Here is a close-up of a curio and wooden flourish. I used Gina K Designs white glitz glitter gel to add some sparkle to the wood.
My second layout is for a picture of some wedding shower invitations I made a long time ago but never got to scrap.
I laid everything on the paper and marked where I wanted the circle. I sewed the circle with white thread in my sewing machine. I went around 4 or 5 times. It was great because it didn't have to be perfect - sewing in a circle can be tricky! I used one of every wood flourish and covered them with the Glitz Glitter Gel. The matting of the picture was a little tricky because I wanted to line up the stitching on the paper. I cut two triangles using the corner of the paper and lined them up so it would be hard to tell it wasn't just one piece of paper. This layout is a little bit less busy than I normally go for but I like the simple look of it.
 There you have it! Here's the link again if you want to stop by the shop to pick-up some Crafternoon goodness.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Wild Whisper, Where to Next - Colour Focus

Hello, hello! I am having such a fantastic time playing with the Wild Whisper, Where to Next? goodies from the Scrap Shotz ship this month. The vibrant colours and happy, busy patterns of this collection and embellishments are making me smile!

Speaking of vibrant, bright patterns - today I wanted to share how I created a very simple, full of white space layout by focusing my attention on just a couple of colours from the collection. This is a trick I like to use whenever I am playing with papers or embellishment goodies that are really busy and bright. Which is such a fabulous signature of Wild Whisper collections.

Here is my layout:

My approach was simple - pick a couple die cuts or ephemera from the collection that looked great  together (in both colour and design). This was easy to do thanks to a Wild Whisper - everything in this collection matches beautifully. I picked that fabulous brown camera and the blue post it stamp phrase.

From there, I went through the rest of the collection goodies and found all the other bits and scraps that matched this brown, blue, camera and postage stamp look. I layered a bunch by my photo and makes a little cluster on the bottom right too.

Before adhering everything down, I did use one of the stencils from my stash and some white modelling paste to add a little texture to the Wild Whisper black and white postage stamp pattern and the white cardstock too. Then I added my title ‘Travel Journal’ and added some stitching too!

I really like how it turned out - I am off to play some more! Thanks for swinging by!