Friday, October 28, 2016

Scrap Shotz October 2016 'Homespun' Kit Reveal

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Thanks for stopping by to take in my projects created with the lovely Scrapshotz 'Homespun' October 2016 kit featuring the Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy line.

At first glance a body would see these papers as fall themed only but there are so many great patterned papers in this kit, I was able to create tropical vacation layouts and a Christmas card!

Here is my tropical vacation layout, my kids enjoying the Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha beachfront hotel in Kailua-Kona, HI (Big Island of Hawaii)

Next up is this double page spread, I cut the photos into 2x2 squares, the design and photos flow so well.

I was inspired to make this by subway print while surfing Pinterest. The Adirondak Cranberry paint I found in my stash  became the base for these copper kit phrases, October kit leaf die cuts and washi tape.
One of my goals for the year is making use of my die cutting Silhouette machine and I did that for this layout, cutting the leaf template:

I hand cut the backing papers to fit these leaves along with hand cutting the tassels on the right hand side.
The kit includes a paper that is fully printed with 2x2 squares just perfect for cards or layout, here are some cards using the squares:

We love sketches and as a Creative Team we like to either make or choose a sketch to be inspired by and also inspire YOU!

We decided to chose this Scrapbook and Cards Today sketch for this months CT sketch project:

Here is my layout based on this sketch:

I created shaker windows on either side of the main photos putting to use my WRMK Photo Fuse tool.
This was an easy kit to work with, I am looking forward to seeing what my fellow DT members create :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scrap Shotz September Kit Featuring PinkFresh Indigo Hills! Part ll

Hello Everyone! Lorraine here with my reveal of the Scrapshotz September kit featuring the fabulous PinkFresh Indigo Hills. Rosie did such a great job with it! I am always amazed at how differently we use these kits.

Here is the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge sketch that we used:
And here is my take on it:
I fussy cut the geometric shapes from a sheet of patterned paper to create the layers behind the photo. The edges were inked with distress inks. I used pop dots behind the outside edges of each of the 3 elements to give them dimension. I also popped up the subtitle phrase - what a great addition to almost any page.

Here is another layout of my sweet granddaughter.  I love the "days of the week" washi tape that I used on both of these pages.
I used the washi on this layout as well, adding a day of the week to each of the monochrome elements on the side of the page. A bright photo really pops on this soft colored patterned paper. I used the alpha stickers that came with the kit, but I felt they didn't have enough contrast to the light background, so I added a black ink drop shadow with a pen to the letters. The chipboard hearts add just the right mood as embellishments.
This 2 page layout is bright and fun - appropriate for the playground photos. I had so many photos that were too-cute-not-to scrap that a 2 pager was totally necessary. This girl has personality to spare! the circles on the patterned paper strips give the layout motion and the 3 circle elements - 2 die cuts and a wooden paper clip - help keep it balanced.
This layout of my grandson's science project was simple to create. The borders of half sphere's on the patterned paper are bright and interesting design elements, drawing your eye to the center of the page. The die cut quotes are perfect accents. This kit's versatility really made it easy to use. The Pinkfresh - Indigo Hills line contains everything from soft feminine feeling paper to bolder, vibrant patterns that gives you so many options.
A really fun addition to the kit was this gold embossed vellum. Here I used it as a layer on top of a cardstock base.
This vellum was also used as a layer, but over a distress inked card base, so the varied colors could show through. A simple card given an interesting feature!
This card used a scrap of patterned paper from the 2 page layout and a die cut quote from the Indigo Hills line. The beautiful, sparkly jewels are self adhesive and add a lovely bit of glam.

I used scraps of patterned paper for this card, using the B side, a bit of ribbon and some sequins. I love to have all occasion or everyday cards in my stash to send to friends and family.

This card used some of the twine included in the kit, as well as scraps of the geometric patterned paper, and a wooden paper clip. This one would make a great masculine card. It's bold and "un-frilly," if that's a word!

Thanks for looking through my reveal. I love to play with these kits and see what I can build from the products included. Hope I've inspired you a bit!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Scrap Shotz September Kit Featuring PinkFresh Indigo Hills!

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Hello Everyone!

I am so happy to be back here at the Scrap Shotz blog sharing my projects for the fabulous Scrap Shotz September kit featuring the brand new Indigo Hills line by Pinkfresh Studio.

It was difficult to cut any of these papers up, they are so beautiful, so I eased in to it with this first layout.


I used my exacto knife to cut 3 of the triangle-ish?? shapes on this paper and then folded them back to reveal the 'b' side of the patterned paper. I backed the empty areas with another patterned paper, placed the matted photo in between all the cuts and embellished with kit puffy stickers, die cuts, wood veneer and gems.

Here's a close up of the upper left corner:

Up next is this layout showcasing the wonderful gold/vellum paper included with this kit:

Butterfly Fun

I apologize for this less than stellar photo, so hard to see the gold vellum, I die cut the 'butterfly' title with my Cameo machine and then backed it with the same die cut in blue card stock. The white space on this patterned paper makes it easy to find a visually appealing point for any photo layout.

Here's a close up of the title:

and a close up of the journaling area, I always journal by hand, not because I think my handwriting is awesome, because I feel it's faster :).

Hello Today

I've been trying to use my Cameo more so I cut this background and then misted it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine:

Now on to something completely different...a Christmas Card!
This gold patterned vellum paper is so versatile, especially for special occasions such as Christmas! 
I die cut the sentiment with a Tim Holtz die from my stash, stapled it to black card stock and then to kit patterned paper. The entire piece is matted on Tim Holtz gold metallic card stock, then backed on grey kit card stock. I've also added a few accents with Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops but they are hard to see in this picture.

Now back to a layout...we all have created a layout based on this sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine:

Here is my take:


I think this is my favorite layout from this reveal... I cut circles with my old Fiskars circle cutter, stamped with Hero Arts Ombre metallic ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then inked the heart stamped circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, the circle frame stamps with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and the words stamped circle with Pumice Stone Distress Ink; finally all the circles were dusted with Perfect Pearls powder.
The kit includes a full package of 42 Indigo Hills Die Cuts, a full package of 30 Indigo Hills puffy stickers and a full package of 143 Indigo Hills Puffy Alphas, lots and lots of product for your scrapbooking/crafting needs :).

Now on to a few cards, sorry for the not so good photos coming up, I was inspired to make these cards later in the day and the light was not great for pictures...
I pulled out some dies from my stash, Elizabeth Craft Designs leaf dies, and cut individual leaves to accent the kit die cut and create a lovely any occasion card for a friend.
Here is another card that highlights the ECD leaf die cuts from my stash (you will see why in a moment). The sentiment is stamped with the kit add on stamp and the bling is part of the kit.

Now, here is the card featuring the negative Elizabeth Craft Design leaf images of the 2 previous cards, I even created a shaker portion filled with sequins:

and another close up of the die cut portion (sans sequins ;) )

Now, last but not least...

Beautiful, Magic, Amazing...September

I put my new Polaroid Zink printer to use for this layout, printing out the 3 photos from my iPhone directly to the printer. The varied kit die cuts and large number of kit alphas made it quick to create a title for this memory. Here is a close up of the title:

and a close up look of the lower right corner:

Please make sure you bookmark us, if you haven't already, so you don't miss Lorraine and Virginia's upcoming September kit projects!

Thank you so much for stopping in!


Rosie :)