Monday, 3 August 2015

Scraptastic Club July Projects and August Kits!

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I wasn't here for a while, I was enjoying a 3 week summer vacation in France. And although we had a wonderful time, I'm happy to be back. I always miss scrapbooking so much! I actually took a bit of paper and stuff with me, but it was much too hot to do anything but swim or read a book, so without even opening my bag of scrappy goodies I took it all back home again.

First of all I'd like to share three of my Scraptastic Club July projects with you and after that I'll show you the new kits for August. 

Here's the first July project using an older kit, the Janglin’ kit and add-on from May 2015. Scraptastic Club’s kits are so full of product that I still had a lot left of this kit and because it was one of my favorites (with those hearts – both the wood veneer frame and the puffy enamel hearts – from Pinkfresh Studio), I just had to use it again. Here’s my youngest on our very first day in America last May. At home our cups are about one third the size of American cups and he loves this large size! See him beaming? He begged me to take his pic and scrap a layout about this. How could I refuse?!


You'll find close-up photos on Scraptastic Club's blog, HERE

Then my second layout, which was created with the This Life Noted kit from May 2015. I love Scraptastic Club’s TLN kits as they are brimming (!) with embellishments and there’s nothing I love more than adding lots of embellishments to my pages, lol. I did however need a background sheet and so I “borrowed” one from the June 2015 “Thinking Out Loud” add-on: Pink Paislee’s “Bloom” sheet (Citrus Bliss collection). I love how the colors in this sheet match the TLN embellishments, even though the kits are from different months.


For the close-up photos please hop over to Scraptastic Club's blog, HERE

And the third layout was created for the July Sketchy Thursday post. For this layout I used the December 2014 Heartbeats Kit and add-on


I really really loved this month's sketch!! If you want to see the sketch and the other designer's pages, then visit Scrapstastic Club's blog, HERE

By now you've probably realized I didn't show you a single layout created with the July kits, and you know why? Because when I left to go on vacation the kit hadn't arrived yet! I was a shame, but I loved using my older kits! 

And now on to the new kits, the August kits!! Here they are: 

the Project Life kit "This Life Noted"



"Elastic Heart" stamp set



"Wednesday Night" stamp set

Extra "Sentiment" stamp set

For more information about subscriptions to Scraptastic Club's kits, go HERE

Okay, if by now you're still reading you are amazing!! Thank you so much! 
I'll be back soonish with other projects from last month. 

Thanks again for stopping by! 
Hugs,

Friday, 10 July 2015

Summer Cards - Imaginisce

When I was reorganizing my Imaginisce stash I found this bag with the super fun die-cut from Imaginisce's Endless Summer collection and fell in love with them all over again. I decided to use them straight away for some quick summer cards.


I started out creating the background for the cards using a couple of Milk Paints:


I layered these on some red colored patterned papers and machine stitched them. Next I adhered both Imaginisce die-cuts on top and some digital die-cuts:




Done! and now I'm all out of Endless Summer die-cuts!

Supplies:
Imaginisce - Endless Summer (patterned paper, die-cuts), Love You More (patterned paper), milk paints.
Bazzill Basics - Cardstock
Other: Aigger Sewing Machine, Silhouette Cameo, digital cut files (Scraptastic, The Cut Shoppe)

Thanks for visiting my blog!!
xoxo

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Vacation Fun | Pretty Little Studio

A very good morning to you! I'm sitting here, enjoying my very first cuppa of the morning and loving the quiet around me (while it lasts). Last Tuesday I had a Pinterest inspired layout up on Pretty Little Studio's blog which I wanted to share here as well.


The Pinterest pin I got to work with was such a fun one! I just love the fish shaped cups and those beautiful colors! Look!


Of course the Treasure Island collection was the first collection that came to mind. As for choosing a photo, that wasn’t too hard … I have so many photos of my kids trying to catch fish while on vacation. For the background I used a paisley stencil because the shapes reminded me of waves (and I don’t have a stencil with waves). I used a blue and a green color to mist my white cardstock and think this turned out really fun.


I layered my photo onto several pieces of paper and vellum and added a couple of frames as well. I love those frames! What I also adore are those shell shaped confettis! Aren’t they fantastic?!


Here's a list of the PLS supplies I used:
Treasure Island Collection: Patterned Paper: Treasure Island 8×8 Pack, Out To Sea, Fish Scale Reef; Magic Islands; Vellum: Anchors Away; Clear: Castaway; Flair: Anchors Away; Die-cuts: Faraway Frames, Pirate Cove (whale); Cut-Outs: Let’s Go Phrase Strips, Stickers: Tiny ABC White, Adventure Gold Vellum; Confetti: Paradise

Apart from this page, I have something else to share ..... Pretty Little Studio has a few new design team members!! Look:

Thank you so much for stopping by!
xoxo

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

SG CREATE Magazine #14 | PARTY | Jillibean Soup

Hi everyone!! For today I thought I'd share my second project for the May issue of CREATE Magazine. This layout was created for the "theme" challenge, which was to create either a birthday layout or a travel layout. I chose to create a birthday layout and this is what I did:


A few years ago, when my oldest son turned 11, the best gift he received for his birthday was a fake tongue! The entire day he tricked his grandparents, his friends, the neighbors … everyone, by sticking a needle through his (fake) tongue and let them think it was real. A memory we will never forget. This collection from Jillibean Soup was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to scrap these photos. It’s so colorful and versatile and perfect for both boys and girls pages!


Supply List: Patterned paper, die-cuts, washi tape: Jillibean Soup; Sewing Thread: Gütermann, Pen: K&Company. 

If you haven't seen the May issue (#14) of CREATE Magazine as yet, you're definitely missing out on something! It's filled with so many awesome projects! So please don't forget to check it out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by again today! It's very much appreciated! 
xoxo

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Scraptastic Club July Kits!!

A little bit later than usually, but here are the July kits from Scraptastic Club!!

TLN:

Product Description
24 3×4 Exclusive Double-Sided Cards designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer and Danielle Golinski
6 4×6 Exclusive Double-Sided Cards designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer and Danielle Golinski
1 3×4 Exclusive Clear Stamp designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
2 Exclusive Flair Badges designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
2 4×6 Exclusive Sheet of Cut Aparts designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Simple Stories Life Documented Woodgrain Alphas
1 Package of October Afternoon Sunshine Enamel Shapes
1 Package of Simple Stories Summer Vibes Photo Stickers
2 Pebbles Jumbo Gold Paper Clips
Exclusive Wood Veneers – 5 Speech Bubbles
Exclusive Acrylic Pieces – Sunshine, July and Fave
Exclusive Cork Pieces – 4 Circles
Exclusive Vellum Pieces -Stars and Bursts
3 Exclusive Die Cuts – Beat The Heat, Stay Cool and Cool Treat

Tue Colors Kit:
Product Description
12×12 Patterned Paper:
1 Sheet of Bella Blvd Newsflash
1 Sheet of Kaisercraft Jalapeño
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Crazy Days designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Why I Love You designed by Danielle Golinski
1 Sheet of Studio Calico Paper 5
1 Sheet of Studio Calico paper 8

12×12 Cardstock:
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Black Magic
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Frosty Pink
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Snowbound or Bazzill Coconut Swirl

Embellishments:
1 Package of Shimelle Thickers
1 Sheet of Bella Blvd Punch Little Bits Stickers
1 Sheet of Studio Calico Pink Phrase Stickers
2 Sheets of Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Journaling Stickers
4 American Crafts Pockets and Tags – 2 of each
4 Doodlebug Mini Doilies – 2 orange and 2 white
3 Exclusive Flair Badges designed by Kaitlin Sheaffe
1 Exclusive Sheet of Cut Aparts designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
Exclusive Acrylic Pieces – Crazy, Beautiful, Everyday and Good Times
Exclusive Glitter Foam – Asterisks
Exclusive Wood Veneers – Typewriter, Glasses, Music Note, Thumbs Up Circle, Cell Phone and 3 Speech Bubbles
Exclusive Vellum Pieces – Asterisks
3 Exclusive Die Cuts – You, Currently and True Story

True Colors Add-On:

Product Description
1 Sheet of Bella Blvd Star Struck
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Upbeat designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club True Colors designed by Danielle Golinski
1 Sheet of Studio Calico Paper 7
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Ballerina Pink
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Autumn Leaves
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Journaling Cards designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer and Danielle Grolinski
1 Package of Amy Tangerine Today Foam Thickers
1 Sheet of Doodlebug Skinny Alphas
1 Sheet of Teresa Collins Project Pink Stickers
1 Package of Dear Lizzy Masking Tape Tags
1 Package of Bella Blvd Punch Doo Dads

True Colors Stamp Set:

Summertime Rolls Kit:

Product Description
12×12 Patterned Paper:
1 Sheet of Crate Paper Pool Time
1 Sheet of Crate Paper Summertime
1 Sheet of Fancy Pants Anchored
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Flamingos designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Waves designed by Danielle Golinski
1 Sheet of Simple Stories Yellow Wood

12×12 Cardstock:
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Snowbound or Bazzill Coconut Swirl
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Sweetie Pie
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Tropical Splash

Embellishments:
1 Package of Crate paper Wood Printed Thickers
1 Package of Crate Paper Ephemera
1 Sheet of October Afternoon Label Stickers
1 Sheet of Bella Blvd Bell Pepper Confetti Transparency
2 Bella Blvd Bell Pepper Bows
2 Bella Blvd Milk White Bows
3 Exclusive Flair designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Exclusive Cut Aparts designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
Exclusive Wood Veneers – Beach Ball, Seahorse, Crab, Anchor and 3 Cones
Exclusive Acrylic Pieces – 3 Ice Cream Tops, Sun and Fun
Exclusive Vellum Pieces – Diamonds
3 Exclusive Die Cuts – Splash, Summer and Sunshine

Summertime Rolls Add-On:

Product Description
1 Sheet of Crate Paper Swim Lessons
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Tan Lines designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Popsicles designed by Danielle Golinski
1 Sheet of Simple Stories Sine On
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Banana Pepper
1 Sheet of My Mind’s Eye Kraft
1 Sheet of Scraptastic Club Journaling Cards designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer and Danielle Golinski
1 Package of American Crafts Foam Thickers
1 Sheet of October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas
1 Package of Crate Paper Thickers
1 Package of Crate Paper Accent Stickers
1 Package of Simple Stories Bits & Pieces
1 Package of Pebbles Enamel Dots

Summertime Rolls Stamp Set:

July Sentiment Stamp Set:

Aren't these awesome yet again?!!! In case you're interested in a subscription, then go over to Scraptastic Club's web site and click on "Kit Club" and in the drop down menu on "Subscriptions". For more information click on the "FAQ" on the bottom of the same page. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 
Hugs,



FAVE - Imaginisce

Last Friday my "Family Fun" layout of 2 of my kids having fun at Chuck-E-Cheese's was up on Imaginisce's blog. When my daughter was in the US she went to Chuck-E-Cheese a couple of times and when my youngest heard this he begged us for months to go there,too! So .....


The colors and images of the "Big Winner" paper are just perfect for photos taken at Chuck-E-Cheese. Normally I don't reach for the color purple to scrap with, but for this photo purple is just right.


For the white background cardstock I used a bit of light green watercolor paint (another color I don't often use) and added drops of silver color mist. I also added a couple of glam rocks and a couple of coin stickers. 


I positioned all of my layers on the left side of my page, of which the black checkered papers is my favorite. I also love to use digital cut files and chose this hearts cut file to place beneath my photo. 


I try to add more journaling to my pages, especially hand written journaling, so that's what I did and last but not least I also drew a thin black line along to edge of my layout. 

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts, stickers (Family Fun), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Studio Calico: color mist. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray and Lighted Tweezers. Other: Silhouette Cameo.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! 
xoxo