Thursday, February 27, 2020

January Prima Marketing Scrapshotz Kit - Pt 2

This photo is a blast from the past! I have to smile looking at my kids at this age. Because it's kind of an old photo, I had no problem giving it a vintage feel with this gorgeous paper line from Prima Marketing. The "Darcelle" line has some lovely tones of burgundy and the blooms included in the kit are really beautiful.
Here is a boyish page with the same line. This paper is filled with numbers and file drawers, so a school photo is just right for it. The kit thickers have just the right amount of glitter and have a great classic font.

And now for a few cards! There is plenty of variety in tones and moods created from scraps and sentiments from the chipboard and paper.
That's a wrap for my January kit projects! Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions about any of this, please leave a comment and I will get back to you!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

January 2020 Scrapshotz Kit - Darcelle

Whenever you have Prima Marketing papers to work with, you have to expect lots of blooms. This "Darcelle" paper collection is no exception. I chose to create my first layout with this kit for my granddaughter's school photo, so the flowers fit and were gorgeous on it. I fussy cut the top corner spray and the bottom blooms from the second sheet of the same paper and mounted these on foam. I used some of the ephemera pieces and cut out some of the quote panels from another sheet. I mounted some of these on foam and turned up the edges on others.
Here is another photo that shows some of the variety of layers and textures.

For my second layout, I wanted to showcase the versatility of the line by creating a more masculine layout, this one for my oldest grandson. 
Once again, I used foam squares and a little distressing to get the dimension I wanted. There are so many great quotes in this kit, the hardest part was choosing which to use.
 I have some more projects coming up with this beautiful kit, so look for that in the next couple of days. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Wild Whisper Strength Of The Season Layout

Hello friends! Karla back today with a layout I shared on the Wild Whisper Blog using the beautiful Strength Of The Season collection, available in the Scrap Shotz Store! I love that this collection has elements to scrap any season - literally or figuratively! The sentiments and images are beautiful and you can't go wrong grabbing these goodies for a crop or scrapbook day!

I decided to scrap a fall day where my youngest was still in shorts, enjoying the last of the summer weather. I love that I was able to combine summer and fall elements from this line. The papers are so beautiful, and if you haven't had the opportunity to scrap with them, you're going to love the thick, sturdy weight. 

I added some stamping directly on my page with the coordinating Strength Of The Season Stamp Set. I will definitely be using this for cards and scrapbooking! I even stamped the cute bee stamp, coloured in a bit of yellow and fussy cut it to add to my page as an embellishment. You can check out the stamped and coloured sunflower and acorns in the first photo above too!

There are beautiful sentiments and images in the Ephemera Pack and I layered them along with the coordinating Sequin Mix to finish embellishing the page. These sequins are going to be my go-to for spring projects too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the shop to check out the Strength Of The Season collection - you'll love it!! Have an amazing week friends!

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!!