Monday, January 18, 2016

A Beautiful New Kit Page {The Scrapbook Diaries}

Hello friends, I'm so happy today to share with you my first kit page and video tutorial for The Scrapbook Diaries for 2016!  My sweet friend and the owner of the Scrapbook Diaries was kind enough to send me this beautiful photo of her adorable little triplets!  Do you have that special photo that you've been wanting to scrap and just wanted the perfect products to do it?  Well, this is the one! I had so much fun creating this page around that sweet photo!  Not only are these some of my most favorite papers to work with, but the embellishments and mixed media products are so lovely as well!

One of the many things I love about creating these page kits for The Scrapbook Diaries is that I get to use such unique and beautiful products to embellish my pages.  And you, in turn, get to use them to create your pages as well.  I sometimes hear people say, 'Well she gets to use such fun stuff to create her pages' ....well now you too can have all these lovely things at your fingertips to create your version of this page.  You also get full UNLIMITED access to a private video tutorial, a step by step on how I made up this page.  You can follow the tutorial exactly as is, or are welcome to add your own personal touches to the page.

I just love the blooms I got to use for this particular also included this gorgeous lavender color of adhesive pearl embellishments.

I always love to use a variety of design elements on a page, like the vertical strip (Gazebo design cut from the Autumn Anthology paper) as well as the circular design found in the chipboard frame. All of it of course being part of the kit.

The kit also includes some very intricate and delicate vines by Scrapeniec (a unique chipboard company out of Europe) and I used some lovely mixed media products to color the chipboard and papers (Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Shimmerz Paints - Purple Rain Creameez)....also part of the kit.

I used foam adhesive strips to give a little more dimension to my page design.  I just know you are going to love this page kit.  And as always, Janene has included plenty of product to make a bonus page that she has designed as another sample.  You can order your kit (while quantities last, they do go fast!) at this link The Scrapbook Diaries Kit.  When you order your kit you will also be sent a special private link to have unlimited access to the private video tutorial on making this kit page.

Just a reminder, you can find all my newest stamps (and the earlier stamp designs) at The Scrapbook Diaries.  AND they are now also available in the UK at The Mad Scrapper (just scroll down the left side of the website to my name to find all the products they carry designed by me) and in New Zealand at Embellish It! for all of you down under! (she also orders in some of the Scrapbook Diaries sure to check with Joanne about availability of these kits for your area!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, as always I so appreciate your kind comments and feedback! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wishing for Spring {Dusty Attic, Shimmerz Paints and Maja Design}

So I really can't complain too much about the weather, it's been a fairly mild winter here in Canada (Ontario, at least) so far....but the past few days have been so cold and snowy.  It doesn't take long for me to long for Spring!  So today I thought I would scrap something that makes me happy....beautiful flowers.


I used a number of papers from the beautiful 'Enjoying Outdoors' collection (Beautiful Trees-bs, Woodlands, Flourishing-bs)....also a bit of Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) - Clocks, and Walking In the Forest (Die Cut Sheet- butterfly).

  Always closeup2I found these cute flowers that I thought were a good match for the blossoms in the photo....they are Prima Marketing flowers, but I couldn't find a name on the packaging (I think they might be from the FairyBelle collection?).

I did a little painting with some Shimmerz Paints on the background. I used 'Naughty or Nice' Inklingz behind the photo area and then used a combination of 'Sage It Isn't So' Creameez and 'Greener Pastures' Inklings, splashing out from the side underneath the floral embellishments.  I gave the Dusty attic chipboard scrolls a coating of  'Artie Choked' Textures.

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You can see in this photo, the pretty textures the green texture paste gives to the Dusty Attic chipboard Scrolls (also a new set of scrolls recently released by Dusty Attic!).  I also tucked a few clocks that I cut out from the Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper around the photo area along with some Dusty Attic green blossoms (called Grassy Knoll).  And as a finishing touch I added a butterfly that I cut out of the Die Cut sheet from the Walking In the Forest collection as an embellishment on the photo.

I'm super excited about the new stencils Dusty Attic has been coming out with lately.....just a couple of weeks ago I got a few of them in the mail....I used the Cross Hatch stencil behind the photo area with  some home made texture paste to add a little interest there.

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I added a bit of texture using a new Dusty Attic stencil called 'Cross Hatch' with some home-made texture paste. I also added a new chipboard title from Dusty Attic, using the Shimmerz 'Greener Pastures' paint to color the scripted words in the title.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and that it brought you a little hint of Spring on this cold winter day! It's fun to be scrapping again after a little break over the holidays....I've got another page coming up in a few days!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo


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