Friday, September 27, 2019

More Just A Little Lovely Kit Projects

Hello Scrap Shotz friends,

Rosie back with the remainder of my of September kit projects. If you are looking for the Creative Team Blog Hop click HERE.

I fussy cut a portion of the wreath from the Around Here paper and rolled it back to create an area for this photo of my wonderful in-laws celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

I trimmed some of the paper to get a roll that was not too thick.

I backed the opening with silver glitter card stock that I inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, blue is the colour for a 65th anniversary. The photo is matted on black card stock and then tucked among the florals that were fussy cut.

I surrounded the photo with a wood sticker and dimensional sticker from the embellishment package. The small puffy alphas create the title and the word stickers reinforce the occasion being celebrated. I added Blue Lagoon Nuvo Glitter Drops randomly around the layout.

This is such a great kit, I made a total of 6 cards!

I inked white card stock with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink, then applied Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel through Vicki Boutin stencil, sorry I can not find the exact name of the stencil, it has lots of various sized circles.
The die cut card stock is made of two layers cut from the Mama Elephant Circular Grid die and then adhered together slightly offsetting the yellow under the green.

The die cuts are then glued to a white card stock on an angle and trimmed to fit. A kit phrase sticker serves as the sentiment and a sprinkle of Studio Katia crystals adds a little more shine.

I have inked this card with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distess ink, then layer the Altenew Elegant Swirls stencil on top and "lifted off" ink with a wet paper towel.

The card is embellished with a gold foiled acetate flower and the sentiment is a combination of the puffy stickers and puffy alphas included in the kit.

This card was super easy to create. The "HBD" is a Stamp Market die so I cut it out of the watercolour patterned paper, ensuring I kept the insides of the B and D.
I then cut a foam panel with the die and sandwiched clear acetate between the patterned paper and foam. The insides of the B and D are glued to the front of the acetate sheet and the corresponding foam piece are glued behind the patterned paper creating the perfect channel for the shaker elements.

I laid the front piece face down, added Studio Katia clear and iridescent sequins and glued the patterned paper to the back of the foam. I was careful to get the liquid adhesive all the way to the inner edges of the letters to ensure the sequins don't escape.

After creating the shaker card I was left with the actual letters which make another super easy card. I adhered them to the foam letters and then glued them to a white card base.

I embellished the letters with florals from the kit and the card front with Studio Katia crystals and just like that, done!

I have fallen in love with the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer and had coloured a number of these birthday cakes from the Lawn Fawn Birthday Before and Afters stamp set and this colour combo was perfect for the kit.
The cake is coloured with Copic Markers and of course the picture changer is cut with the die. The green frame is cut with the Magic Picture Changer Add On which is a must as it cuts the perfect sized frame.

The picture changer mat is cut from kit paper with the Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Double Rectangles.

The sentiment is created with the kit puffy alphas and phrase stickers and the card is embellished with kit enamel dots.

My final card is quick and easy one to make.

I simply trimmed leftover cuts from previous projects and adhered to white card stock. I added gold foiled acetate blooms with liquid adhesive, I spread it thinly across the die cut with my finger and you can not see any signs of it once it dries.

A phrase sticker from the kit stickers and die cut from the add on combine for the sentiment.

This kit is so inspiring all on it's own and packed full of product; the only add-on I used was the die cut add on. I created a total of 5 layouts and 6 cards and still had product leftover.

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Scrap Shotz Blog Hop

Welcome to our new look and Creative Team Blog Hop! 

Not only do we have a new logo, we also have a new website. If you haven’t yet shopped the new site you can head over by clicking HERE.

The team is sharing projects inspired by the brand new Scrap Shotz logo:


To celebrate our new look, Scrap Shotz is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment on any of the blogs by October 2, 2019.

Every comment you make will earn you an entry so comment on all 6 blogs for a 6 chances to win!

Blog Hop

Hop along to the Creative Team blogs to see how everyone was inspired by the new look.

Your first stop will be the very talented Carolyn Fraser-Johnson. Below is a complete list of the Scrap Shotz Creative team.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Think Outside the Pocket

Christmas is here! Well at least it is for me!

This month I am playing with a new line from Kaisercraft called Let it Snow. Wow! Enabler alert, check out this unboxing video to see all the goodies Scrap Shotz sent me to play with: 

You can find all these products and more from Scrap Shotz at

As soon as I started riffling through the papers and embellishments I knew I wanted to create my 2019 December Daily with this amazing collection. I love teal and silver as a Christmas color combination and knew if I threw in some red cardstock from my stash this would make a perfect December Daily 8x8 mini pocket page album. So fun!

Today I wanted to highlight the pages in this mini album that are outside of the pocket. Yup, outside of the pocket! When creating a pocket page album, I like to make sure I add some embellishments to the outside of the pocket and some themed shaped cardstock pages too. I find with mini albums you can do so many fun things to add texture and interest to the album.

Here are a few examples from this project to help inspire your plans for this year's December Daily (which is approaching too quickly, its almost October already!)

Cluster your embellishments with some in and some out of the pocket:

Consider not using a pocket page protector and making a feature or title page:

Include a few pages that are cut and decorated to match the theme of your mini album:

I will be sure to share more of this album as I create and cannot wait to post a full flip through video too. Are you thinking about your December Daily already? I would love to hear about it and see what you create! Please tag us @scrapshotz on your social media when any of the fabulous products in our store are part of your projects, we would love to ohh and ahh!

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!
Get your collection at Scrapshotz!

Thanks for sticking with me on this workshop journey! Have a great fall weekend!