Monday, March 23, 2020

March Scrapshotz Kit - Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story

Hello! I sincerely hope this finds you all well and busy at home during this time of social distancing. I manage to keep busy in my craft space. Thank goodness for our hobby! Today I am sharing a couple of layouts created with the March Scrapshotz kit - Pinkfresh Studio's "My Favorite Story."

This simple layout has an Emerson quote that I thought was appropriate not only for the photo, but for this uncertain time. I used the new Lawn Fawn Oliver's Stitched ABC's Die Set. (I noticed that at present, this set is out of stock, but I'm sure if you let Sandy know, she can get you one!) I used a Zig marker for the handwriting in the quote.

The photo is nature at her finest and is highlighted with a Studio Katia stencil called Light Ray, using Vicki Boutin Wildflower & Honey Colour Wheel Pigment Ink gold. This metallic ink is solid and awesome, and it's hard to photograph how pretty it is.
I finished it off with a banner from the ephemera pack that I popped up on foam squares. I was planning to write a bit about this crazy time we're living through right now, but decided that I would like to put my thoughts in a note, put it in an envelope and put it behind the layout.
My second layout today used the Creative Scrapbooker challenge sketch for March 2020, shown here.
This color-blocked patterned paper from the My Favorite Story line needed nothing added. I loved this quote and knew that it definitely applied to my granddaughter, so used the beautiful white Thickers included in this months kit to put it on a black cardstock panel. The white printing is done with a Gelly Roll pen.

The blooms were fussy cut from another sheet of the patterned paper, then some were popped up with foam. The flower centers were embellished with drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black. I love how they give the blooms some added life. I also embellished the page with some of the enamel dot stickers included in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep yourself and your families safe and well.




Friday, March 20, 2020

Simple Mixed Media

I am playing with some of the Vicki Boutin, Let's Wander collection - this is the line we are featuring in our kits this month and I got a few of the goodies to play with. I love it as much as I knew I would! This collection is so colourful and so busy (in a good way). With this kit, you can get away with keeping things really simple and still creating a layout with lots to look at.



I started this layout with the sunburst rainbow design in the 12x12 paper pad. Inspired by the rainbow look, I took the star 12x12 paper and started fussy cutting. Focusing on the stars that had the same colour tones as the rainbow burst and making sure to cut a few of all the different sizes - I spent a couple of Parks & Recreation episodes sitting on the couch cutting stars. Binge-watching and fussy cutting are like peas and carrots!

From there I laid out the stars on the rainbow burst using tone on tone. Sitting back, I felt like I needed some mixed media -  not too much though there was a lot going on...So I stamped a few stars from the matching stamp & die set with the collection to bring a little pop of black behind the star clusters. Then using my journal and a ruler created a grid pattern sort of like a graph paper design to anchor my photos and then a little bit more up top off the edge.





To finish off my background, I did just a tiny bit of black splatters and then layered it all back on. I used foam adhesive on a few of the stars to give it all some dimension. 

I really love how it turned out! The muted colours of this collection and pops of black with the star stamps and grid design giving it just a touch of black - made it fun busy, not too busy! 





Thursday, March 19, 2020

February Kit with a Little Bit of Everything!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and looking for some ideas with the February kit. The kit is full of Vicki Boutin "Let's Wander" supplies. There are lots of stars so I used them to inspire a layout with some fun pictures we took at Mme Tussaud's a few years ago.
I got to play with lots of fun supplies with this layout. The star bursts were made with a stencil called Starstruck. Seems like it was fate that it goes with the title of the layout. I used Liquid Pearls to fill in the stencil and then dab some extra dots to make the paint thicker. I also used the pearls on the wooden stars. They can be found in the Scrap Shotz store here

The background paper comes in a paper pad. The cute little envelope with matching card are a great way to add a journaling space on a busy layout. The title uses the Thicker set which I'm really happy has made 3 titles without running out of any letters. Finally, I've embellished the layout with die cuts and chipboard stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Happy Family Day Layout with Prima Capri & a Video

Hello friends! Karla here today with a pretty double page layout using the gorgeous Prima Capri Collection. The colours and images in this collection are so lovely, and I thought some photos from Family Day this year would look beautiful with them! We visited the Devonian Gardens downtown Calgary, which is an indoor garden, and is absolutely beautiful. 


I put together a video to show you how I put together the first page of this layout-


I decided to use a sketch from the March SCT 365 - 2020 Online Class to create this double page layout. I grabbed some teal bazzill cardstock from my stash and added it as accent colour, matting my photos and using some of the same colours from embellishments and papers in the collection. 


The Prima Flowers, Ephemera, Wood and Puffy Stickers and Gems are all so pretty!


I cut apart one of the 12x12 sheets to use a Postcard as an area to journal.


I even diecut butterflies with some of the floral paper with my Cricut to embellish my page further.


By adding layers of the Ephemera, using foam tape, and adding the paper flower and gems I added lots of texture & dimension.


The wood stickers are so cool and have such a great effect on the page! Of course, I love how the papers all work together so well and layer wonderfully.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to check out the Prima Capri Collection. I hope in light of recent events you're all staying safe and healthy and I wish you all a crafty week 💖


Friday, March 13, 2020

Lawn Fawn A Bug Deal, Reveal Wheel and Magic Iris

Hello!

Rosie here, back with more Lawn Fawn projects for your viewing pleasure 😊. 

A Bug Deal Shadow Box

Supplies: A Bug Deal stamp and dies; Shadow Box Card Die, Shadow Box Park Add-on (clouds & grass); Hello Sunshine Remix 6x6 paper pack; Copic Markers; gems from my stash


Reveal Wheel Happy Birthday

Die cut the patterned paper with the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel square add-on.

Stamp the sentiment with using the circle template as a guide. There are two circle templates in the set A and B, I used the wrong one, I'll explain more about that later.


I coloured the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter markers in rainbow color order.


Once that was done, time to put the wheel together. I won't describe the process stop by step, here's a link to a great video from Lawn Fawn explaining the process. You can see from the photo below that the sentiment is not entered within the window, that's because I used the wrong template to stamp the sentiment. I added red and yellow dots above the sentiment to fill in the white space and make it work :).


I adhered the finished wheel to a piece of yellow textured card stock from my stash and finished it off with clouds die cut from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow shadow box add-on.

Happy Day Cloudy Reveal Wheel



After die cutting all the pieces I inked the front piece and the reveal wheel with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and the Lawn Fawn Cloudy stencil. I love this stencil, so easy to use and the clouds it creates are fabulous!


I then stamped the sentiment using the right template this time so it lines up right in the centre of the wheel.


After colouring 'Happy' with a red glitter marker I put the wheel together and matted it on a piece of Hello Sunshine Remix paper then adhered it to a Kraft card stock base.

Simply Fabulous Magic Iris
It's a lot of fun using the Magic Iris die and I wanted to show you that it can be used with non-Lawn Fawn products too.



I die cut all the pieces out of papers in the January Scrap Shotz kit.






The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamp set and matted with the a banner from the TE Simple Strips Backer Die.
I chose to use a floral chipboard piece from the kit and as it has dimension, I popped up the Magic Iris with foam adhesive and it works beautifully!

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio - Super Cool 2

Hi! It's Lorraine back today with a couple of Pinkfresh "Super Cool" layouts.  This bright, versatile paper line is available at Scrapshotz.com!
For this school photo I used a alpha stamp in my stash to create the title, and cut it out twice to give it a shadow with the red cardstock. The number 7 is a Mega die from Altenew.


For an embellishment that would stand out on this patterned paper, I stamped a Tim Holtz Book Sketch stamp with blue Momento ink, colored the image with copics and used Ranger Glossy Accents to achieve the shine and depth that it has. To keep each book separate, I applied the glossy accents to each book and let the layers dry in between. This gave the books a piled up look, rather than a smooth finish.


For this layout, I used a sketch from PageMaps for inspiration. I love to look through their monthly sketches for a jumping off point! I stamped the "Hashtag" and "Moments" and embossed them with white embossing powder and added the "Family" from a past kit's thickers - this one was the Heidi Swapp "Wolf Pack" line. Enamel dots and puffy stickers finished it off.


I fussy cut some banner flags from a sheet of patterned paper in the line and grouped them in threes around the page.
And here is my 2 pager for the month. I like my 2 page layouts to work together, but both sides are able to stand on their own a bit. This one has the multiple snap chat pics on the left and the title, main photo and journalling on the right.

The small photos were piled up by adhering the bottom of each picture with glue tape and using a foam pop up under the top. Interspersed throughout are puffy stickers and enamel dots.

The pale blue of the line's Thickers needed a boost, so I outlined the letters with a black pen. There wasn't any punctuation in the pack, so I used a "weeded" inside of an "O" and cut another spare bit to create the exclamation point. The dashes on either side of "Chat" are the inside of the "A's."

Last but not least, I created a couple of cards with leftover pieces that are perfect for teens - teen boys, even! Not an easy task, as teen boys don't really want flowers, cute animals or mermaids! There are plenty of suitable ephemera parts for them.

Thanks for having a look! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments, Have a great week, and be safe out there!







Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Let's Wander Layouts with the February Kit

Hello everyone! Today I have 2 layouts using the February kit. This kit is full of Vicki Boutin "Let's Wander" goodness. The theme of this collection is "travel" so I'm getting caught up with my vacation pictures from last summer.
For the first layout, I fussy cut some photo frames to create a summary of our trip to the Maritimes. I really like the map paper and the thumb tacks were just asking to be stuck to it! The embellishments came from the ephemera pack and chipboard set. Here is a close-up.
For the second layout, I decided to use the February sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Head over to their Facebook group to post your creations. Here is what it looks like:
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Here is my layout:

I chose to change the hearts to stars and scrap about my daughter golfing for the first time. The colours in the pictures match the papers in the kit so I thought that would be a good starting point. The large star is cut on my Silhouette Cameo and the smaller stars are fussy cut from one of the papers. I used the Thickers in my kit for the title but felt like I was still missing something so I added some background stars with white gesso and black pen to match the style of the Thickers. I'm not a big risk taker and this was a bit scary to do. I admit I originally shaded in the stars black but decided to make them white with the gesso to match the title. A little chipboard camera, star and arrows and the layout is complete. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun with your February kit! - Carolyn

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio - Super Cool

Hey gang! I am sharing my layouts today created with the bright, fun, Pinkfresh Studio paper line  called "Super Cool." Living up to it's name, it uses lots of trendy icons, shapes and images that are currently in fashion and very "cool." Check out the line here!

The circles in this border contain lots of interesting images. They reminded me of bubbles, so they were an obvious fit for this fun bath time photo! Watching TV in the tub definitely gets a "thumbs-up" and a "Like" from me! I cut out and popped up a few of the elements in the right hand border, and used my typewriter for the journaling spot. Sequins from Wild Whisper Designs and Pinkfresh enamel dots in the line continued the "bubble" effect, and the "Super Cool" Puffy Alpha Thickers make titling a breeze.

For this layout, I used a wide strip of the teen verbiage patterned paper along with some of the acetate speech bubbles that come in the line.  I especially loved that the words are so positive and encouraging. I thought that hand-writing the title gave it more of a personal feel, conveying just how proud of this young man we are. And that smile!!!! ❤❤❤

Thanks for having a look! You can find this great line in the Scrapshotz store here


Monday, March 9, 2020

Prima Capri Collection - Scrapbooking and Cards

Hello friends! Karla back today with 3 beautiful projects to inspire you using the gorgeous Prima Capri Collection, designed by Frank Garcia! If you missed the walk through video and closeups post, be sure to check that out HERE, and now you can check out all this lovely product in action.  First up, I have a pretty scrapbook layout using the March Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge as inspiration. I love the pretty florals in this collection, and even though they first remind me of spring or summer, I've actually used Fall photos in this layout, and I love the way it turned out!


I matted two 3x4 photos with some coordinating cardstock from my stash and tucked in lovely elements from the collection, clustering some of the images from the Ephemera Pack along with a beautiful puffy sticker butterfly from the Puffy Stickers Pack!


The Wood Stickers are equally beautiful and add a wonderful texture to the page. I added the Prima Say It In Crystals gems to the page for added bling! They match all the elements beautifully and add an iridescent shine. 


I cut up some of the cut apart pages from the Prima Capri 12x12 Papers and created one more cluster on my page. I used the post card cut apart for my journaling and added a navy flower to match the matting and other pops of blue on the page from the Mulberry Paper Flowers Pack


I just loved the way the florals and images worked together on the layout so much that I wanted to create a couple cards using all these fun supplies too - and I added some tiny rainbow embellishments from the new Dress My Craft rainbow jar. (Watch for this to show up in the store soon!!) I decided to turn these cards into birthday cards using the fantastic NEW Stamping Village Collaborative Birthday Stamp Set! Be sure to check out that lovely set if you haven't seen it - it's a collaboration between many of the industries top stamp companies, and supports an awesome cause!


I used some dies from my stash to cut out various elements of the papers and then added all those fun embellishments from the collection - wood and puffy stickers, flowers, ephemera and gems! I used the Dare 2B Artzy image for a fun celebratory sentiment on this card!


Here I stamped the Gina K sentiment from the set with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and used some foam tape to add even more dimension. These cards are ready to send out for a special friend's birthday now!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to check out the Prima Capri Collection and the Stamping Village Collaborative Birthday Stamp Set, and of course have a wonderful, crafty week ahead!