Archive for September, 2010

Parisian Anthology Paper & More

Have you noticed that the October kit contains two on the beautiful new Parisian Anthology papers from House of 3 and Pink Paislee?

These papers are beautiful just as they are, but there are many ways you can alter it with amazing results.

Pink Paislee has a tutorial posted on their blog sharing ways to alter these papers. Stop by and check out the tutorial for great inspiration.

The kit also includes several of the Parisian Anthology Tickets. Love these.

Plus, we are offering this beautiful set of Parisian Anthology Silk Pleated Ribbon Darlings in our shop.

The new Parisian Anthology line is truly stunning and I hope you are looking forward to receiving it in your October Kit.

*family night* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all… and HAPPY THURSDAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I wanted to share a lo today that I made with the GORGEOUS September kit!!! I titled this “Family Night” :):):):):):):):):):)

I soooooooooooooo LOVE this SASS paper and the SASS stickers that came with this kit!! ALL THAT AWESOME FAUX STITCHING!! Saves me time in pulling out my sewing machine! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those Cosmo Crickets birdies!! I have been having sooooooooo much with them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I hope everyone has a FAB Thursday!! Thanks for stopping by…we appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Misting and Resisting…

I adore using glimmer mist…there. I said it. It is such an easy way to give a fresh look to you papers and to add another dimension to your layout without adding bulk. For this layout, I cut a circle out of scrap paper and laid it down on my paper to create a mask for my mists…after it was dry (I may or may not have hurried it up with my heat gun!) I used my sewing machine to outline the area I masked…I really like the effect..hope you do too!!

A technique with transparencies…

Sigh.  My last layout with this luscious September Kit.  I have nothing left!

I wanted to add some dark leaf shapes to my layout below, and I intially intended on doing some masking.  I took a transparency sheet (just your typical office type that I bought at an office store), and cut out a leaf design using my cricut.  I was going to use the negative shape as a mask.  These work great as masks because they don’t curl or buckle like some papers do when they get wet. 

But instead, I decided to try and spray the cut out shape.  I loaded my leaf shapes with some glimmer mists and let it dry for a long time.  I love how the mist pooled in different areas of the transparency. 

After it dries, it still rubs off fairly easily.  To prevent that, I sprayed the misted side with some hair spray!  (It’s what I had on hand!)  I added a lot of mist on these ones, but next time I think I am going to try and do a subtle spary just enough to make the transparency show.

Spotlight!

I love what I’ve seen over on the Facebook page with members sharing their pages with us!

I love what Doreen has been up to for sure! Great, great pages!

And this page is fab, too, from Takako Tanaka.

Don’t forget to share with us on the Facebook page, and you may see your layouts and projects here, too! I hope everyone is having a great week. Thanks for reading the blog today!

tip of the day–September 27, 2010–the size of your pictures

About a month ago my family went to the lake as a family for the first time.  We went with some friends and had a BLAST!  My middle guy wasn’t so sure about the knee board, he didn’t quite get all the way up but he was sure proud of the fact that he held on for SO long.  I was REALLY glad that I got some shots of his efforts.  I wanted to include more than one picture of him but didn’t want it taking up the WHOLE page.  I printed these at home at 2 x3 or wallet size–PERFECT for what I wanted!  (I know that you can print this size if you are sending it off to be developed you just get two of the same picture….)

I only mention the size of pictures because I catch myself  in a rut of sorts–I will develop my pictures at 4 x6 and ONLY create with those…..  it feels like to me that I do the same thing and think this is the ONLY way it can be done.  Does that happen to you?  My challenge to you is don’t be afraid to change the size of your pictures and see how creative you can be.

I would love to see your creations on our Facebook page!

From Rags to Riches!

I took some of that GORGEOUS Sass paper scraps and made jewelry with them!

I used Glossy accents to adhere Tim Holtz fragments and let it dry over night.

Then, I sanded down the edges and viola! Original, easy peasy jewelry!

Happy Creating!

B

The October Kit is Up!

Our October Kit is now up and we hope you are as excited about it as we are. We’ve mixed the brightly colored Glitz Scarlett and October Afternoon School House lines with the lovely white Pink Paislee/House of 3 Parisian Anthology lines.

One of my favorite things about this kit is the varied looks you will be able to get from this kit. So many creative options.

Here’s a look at a couple of layouts I’ve created with the October Kit.

Every piece on this kit came from my October kit. Loving the number rub-ons, chalboard alpha and all of the tags and bits of goodness.

On this layout, I used glimmer mist on the Pink Paislee paper. The doilie shapes have a varnish on them so they will resist mist. After misting, I just wiped the excess mist and had the white show through. Really easy and I love that I could customize the colors since I started with a nice blank slate. Of course, the paper is pretty without doing anything to it too.

On this layout, I used the Parisian Anthology Silk Ruffled Darling Ribbon that we have up in our shop. The silk adds a great texture and softness to the layout.

Hope you are looking forward to your kit.

Weekend Warm-up 9.24

Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to share three little cards that I made using the chipboard shapes from the September kit.

I love chipboard, especially for the dimension it adds to my projects.   One of my favorite things to do with chipboard is to layer it up for even more oomph.  I used a foam adhesive dot between each layer of my flower shapes, then topped each bloom off with a butterfly punch and rhinestone.

If you’re getting scrappy this weekend, try using some chipboard and foam dots.  The results are really fun and will add a little oomph to your pages.  Have a great weekend!

*cards, cards…who has the cards?* :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi everyone and Happy THURSDAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I have never really been a card maker…in fact about a year ago….you would HAVE to force me to make a card…you know like dangle a treat in front of me…and then MAYBE I would have done it!! LOL! :):):):) But then my dear friends Deana B. and Diana F. convinced me to look at them as just really SMALL LO’s …and I would be fine!! And that is what I have done!!! And since the SEPTEMBER KIT from Scrapbook Circle is sooooooooooooooo YUMMY and I didn’t want one single piece of it to go to waste…I made 5 cards with my scraps from this kit!! :):):):):):) Sooooooo today, I want to share those with you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by….we really appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)