Archive for October, 2009

November goodness

I’m am absolutely in love with this November kit. I want to use everything on every LO! But, I’m forcing myself to scale back and spread out the joy. In this layout, I was roughly following a sketch from a book that had four photographs in it. I only had three for this particular event. So, I just layered a bunch of the journaling cards and stickers and stuck the title in as my fourth photo! It may look messy, but that is part of the appeal of this kit — so many colors to choose from!
So, if you have a sketch that you love, but not the pictures to match it, just use some embellishments to substitute for the missing photos! I’m sure you’ll like the result!


Using Patterned Paper…

Hi all! Sorry I have missed a few weeks of blog posting…as if life just being crazy, busy isn’t enough, I have also recently fought a couple of weeks sickness :o( But I’m better now!!! Plus I got to travel to the East coast last week for my baby brother’s wedding in New Jersey :o)

Today I’d like to share a layout that I created using the October kit…the kit was filled with LOTS of patterned papers, some of which I will admit, I wasn’t quite sure how to use! But luckily, I came across Sketch #39 over at 52Sketches52Weeks and was totally inspired to mix & match patterned papers!

I decided to use 6, yes SIX, different patterned papers from the October kit to create the grid design…I really LOVE how this turned out!

life is full of surprises:

Another thing I love about this layout? I used my brand new EK Success Binding Edge punch…pure bliss I tell ya!

And another close up…The Sassafras Amplify Sweet Treats cardstock stickers are so cool, especially when topped with an American Crafts Glitter button!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care! & do something creative this weekend!


Corrugated Alphas

I love the corrugated alpha letters that are in the November kit. The texture is really great and they can easily be distressed or altered. On the lo below I’ve added color the letters with some Versa Color ink to get them a bit of dimension. I look forward to seeing how you use these letters. Make sure to upload your creations in the Scrapbook Circle gallery.

Happy scrapping!


In the meantime…

Well, I’m smack-dab in the middle of a move because of renos in our house. I was hoping to have another layout as a peek from the November kit, but did not manage to photograph it in time.

So here’s a little fun layout from the October kit with the fun robots from Bella Blvd! They are adorable!

Winner and Full November Kit

Wow, thank you to everyone who suggested names for our November kit. So many wonderful and creative ideas. With the help of our design team, we narrowed down the name to Radiant Harvest.

Congrats to Lorraine for suggesting the kit name. We have sent you an email and will get a kit out to you.

Now, without further ado, here is our full November kit. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Be sure to stop by our November kit page to check out the full list of goodness.

Thanks for playing along with naming our kit!

tip of the day…..

today I wanted to explain how to make these leaves:

It’s REALLY easy!

1.Hand cut out your leaves.
2. then distress the edges.
3.Fold it in half and run it through your crimper.
4. Finally,distress the center. And your done!
Here is the page I added this flower to:

Loving the Kaiser Rub-ons

If you were lucky enough to pick up an October kit, I hope that you have had some fun playtime with it!

I just put this layout together using the kit. Everything on this LO is from the October kit except for the white cardstock background.
I loved using the Kaiser rub-ons from the kit. I used 3 different rub-ons and really liked the results from layering them.

A few people have shared their October kit creations in our member gallery. If you have something to share, we’d love to see it!

Tiny Peek – November Kit!!!

I’ve been hard at work playing with the fantastic November kit!!! It is so divine and colorful! I’m on cloud 9!!! 😉

I thought I’d share some tiny sneak peeks of my first lo!

I hope you have enjoyed this preview! I’m sure there is more to follow from the DT.

Happy scrapping!


A little November sneek!

You will LOVE the November kit, trust me! I don’t even have the entire kit in my hands yet and I already love it! 🙂

Here, I made a simple card using the Crate papers, stickers, rub-ons, and a Kaiser Craft pearl. I also added a border with a punch and highlighted the sticker with some Stickles.

Have a great week!

tip of the day…..

I LOVE to machine sew on my cards and scrapbook pages! Here are some tips to help you:
*Always practice with a scrap piece of paper first,

there is no second chances with paper

Loosen your sewing tension when using paper as it doesn’t need to be as tight as if you
were sewing on fabric

It’s fun to use colored thread so buy some funky ones

Go slow.

Take your time when doing delicate designs so you don’t make a mistake
Use fiber when hand stitching

Have fun!!!