Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fabulous Fundamental: Mixing Manufacturers

If you are like me, you have little bits and pieces of paper, photos, chipboard, alphas and so on winking at you from your desk. Of course all these pieces are from different manufacturers!

Well, I decided to do something about those bits (mostly so I would not have to re-file them! :-) ) Usually I find it quicker and easier to create with a specific manufacturer line but today I threw caution to the wind!

Here is my very quick layout using Pink Paislee, Imaginesce and American Crafts!

Supplies:  Pink Paislee (pattern paper, die cuts); Imaginesce (chipboard); American Crafts (rub ons, alphas, pen), ribbon (source unknown), googly eyes (source unknown)

So I encourage you to mix and match between manufacturers - you may be surprised by the results (like I was!)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scrap Shotz Showcase Reveal - SEI Silver Valley

We have started a new feature - Scrap Shotz Showcase! A new product is showcased by a member of the team each month - this month we have the lovely Lorraine showcasing SEI Silver Valley.

On first impressions, I was stunned at the sheer beauty of the kit. Look at the colours, the gorgeous papers and those complementary accents - yum-O!

Versatility gets an A+ from me! Look how Lorraine used the SEI Silver Valley line to create a school themed layout. 

Now feast your eyes on these jaw dropping cards...

Gorgeous work Lorraine! Thank you for sharing!

To get your SEI Silver Valley product, check the store and/or contact Sandy! (I know what I am doing today! hee hee!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

November Blog Giveaway Winner!!!!!

Alrighty! Let's start this week off with a bang! Our blog giveaway winner is JustT! Please contact Sandy to claim your prize! Woooohooooo!

Just 'T' said...

This is stunning!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fabulous Find: Prima Printery Canvas Resist

Gosh, there are so many new scrappy items in the store right now; it was SO hard to choose my Fabulous Find! But I finally decided upon the Prima Printery Canvas Resist! They are absolutely genius, in my opinion.

When you first open the package, you are overcome with adorable and versatile shapes. Then you notice they are a creamy white. And that is the beauty of these delightful accents! Because they are creamy white and made of canvas, a porous and absorbent material, you can colour them to any colour you desire. You can use the full Tattered Angels line or Clearsnap mists or any type of inks (alcohol or dye) or even gesso and paint…as you can see the options are endless! The drying time depends on the medium you used to colour the accent.

Here is how I used the Prima Printery Canvas Resist accents...

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Authentique (pattern papers, brads); EK Success border punch; Heidi Swapp (black gem oval); Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Clearsnap Smooch Spritz; Goosebumps; American Crafts (alphas); stitching

To blend the canvas accent with the Authentique papers (September Scrap Shotz kit), I used Tattered Angels (denim, Irridescent gold, sand) and the Clear Snap Smooch (Navy Twinkle) Spritz to initially colour the floral bouquet. After it dried, I liberally sprayed it with Tattered Angels pearl mist and a touch of Goosebumps. Then I added some Kaiser pearls for dimension.

If you are looking for a unique customizable accent, give these canvas resist accents a try!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Card Crop!!!

Here at Scrap Shotz, we love to have fun! Join us for an impromptu mini Christmas Card Crop! Check out the challenges in the Cards forum.

Let's get you swaddled in Christmas Spirit? We have some fun seasonal challenges in store for you tonight! Over the course of the evening, several card challenges will be posted for your enjoyment. Play along with us and you might just be in the running for a prize! You will have until Sunday evening at 6pm in your time zone to complete any challenges for prize contention. Pull up a chair, turn on your Christmas music or a great movie and scrap like crazy! :santa:

Let's get scrapping!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fabulous Find: Kaisercraft Frame

Christmas is coming and this is prime gift making season! May I recommend the Kaisercraft picture frame?? Look at Rosie's gorgeous frame - it is perfect for the person that has everything! (I know I'll be whipping up another...or two...)

And a couple close-ups for you too!

Absolutely beautiful Rosie - thank you letting me showcase your work!

November Blog Contest

So don't you think it is time for another giveaway? Well, I do!

Here are the details!!! For tomorrow's post, leave a comment. Yup! That is it! I'll take comments until Monday November 14, 2011 noon MST and then draw for a winner.

Oh did I mention Sandy is giving away Tim Holtz notepad...yes, sweet!

So what are you waiting for?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Simply Smashing - Part 2

Welcome to my second post on the uber popular Smash Books! What I so love about Smash Books is you can tailor it to your own personal needs and anything goes!

Let me show you a peak of Lorraine' stunning book! Let me start with the first page - I love love love that Lorraine created a "dedication." Fabulous idea...which I have to lift!

Adorable pictures complemented by various stickers and hand written notes - fab!

A personal favorite of mine are the notepads made specifically for the Smash books. There are oodles of different themed notebooks and Scrap Shotz has several of them!

The washi tape is the perfect complement to attach the pieces of memorabilia to the pages.

Lorraine - your smash book is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

How is YOUR Smash book coming along? I'd love to know!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Scrap Shotz November Reveal

Wow, the Design team have outdone themselves again with the reveal of the Scrap Shotz November kit! Take a looksie at their work!

From Gail, I love how she used the pattern paper to create this fantastic layout! Don't you love all the special details?

From Rosie, she created plethora of gift tags! Stunning! Each is unique and eye catching!

From Jen, we have a jaw dropping decor item! Wowsers, this is gorgeous!

From Lorraine is the simple, elegant and eye catching layout! I love the punch of red...oh and that baby is so so precious too!

From Wendy, we have a wonderful layout about her Mom! Don't you love her title work? I know I do and am going to try this soon!

From Connie, we have an adorable family "tree" - I just love all the pictures and the special touches such as the "ribbon" on the presents!

Ladies - you have done an outstanding job on the kit!