Tuesday, November 26, 2019

November Scrapshotz Kit - SS Winter Farmhouse

Hello scrappers! Today I'm sharing a couple of layouts created with the November Scrapshotz kit featuring Simple Stories' Winter Farmhouse line.

This line is full of fun images, and I had a bunch of un-scrapped photos from a Christmas photo session that my son's family had a few years ago that were perfect for it. The line has lots of earthy neutrals with deep red and mint throughout. I loved the outdoorsy feel of it.

The title for the layout above was created from stickers in the kit. What great phrases for winter pics! The embellishments are chipboard stickers.
This layout was based on the Creative Scrapbooker November sketch. I don't believe I've ever put so many photos on a layout. What a great way to cascade them. I did have to stretch it into a 2-pager! The sketch is shown below.

Here is the title for the double page spread. I used the Thickers included with the kit and an old alpha set from my stash that kind of looked like it was cut out of a magazine. Appropriate for the page, don't you think?

Thanks for looking! I'll be back later this week with a couple more layouts with this fabulous kit!

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog November 26, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Home Again by Carta Bella - October Scrapshotz Kit - Part 2

Family and home. There is nothing more important in our scrapbooks. This line is perfect for all those photos that aren't about a special event. Just real life happening. I used a lot of chipboard elements on this layout, playing with the placement of the bits and pieces until I was happy with it. The journaling strips are cut from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Die. This die is going to get a lot of use in my scrapbook room!

These cards use ephemera pieces, scraps from my layouts, some chipboard and the enamel dots included in the October Scrapshotz kit. Easy and fun to create!

More cards using the elements of the line. The sentiment strips are from the Taylored Expressions Simple Strips stamps and dies. I just stamped and cut out a bunch! Instant sentiments!
More cards using the sentiment strips and elements from the kit. All my bows are tied using the Bow Easy. If you don't have one, you need to get one. Easy peasy, pretty bows every time! If you need one, ask Sandy to source it for you! She's always ready to fill our wish lists!

Thanks for looking!

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog November 7, 2019.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Home Again by Carta Bella - October Scrapshotz Kit

The colours of this kit are amazing. I loved the blue and the minty greens with all the white florals. Comfortable, cozy and homey. On this first layout, I showcased a black and white photo that co-ordinates really well with the patterns. A chipboard banner from the collection and a floral sticker along with a strip of washi balances the page.
This panoramic photo showcases our home and our family at play, I love that we can entertain ourselves at home! The pattern on the background paper is fun and playful and the large van sticker is  popped up and the mini florals are fussy cut and embellished with glossy accents.

To enhance the wooden embellishments, I used a white gel pen to highlight the blooms and a bit of gold Nuvo Midas touch. They took the gel really well and really stand out on my project.
This is the wall hanging that I created with a photo of my granddaughter for my entrance hall. I covered an ecterera tag with patterned paper and double matted the photo on it. The gold thickers and the wooden flowers from the kit are the perfect accent.
This layout was inspired by the Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge for October 2019. I loved the circular frames on the patterned paper, but some of the sayings weren't what I needed for this page, so I fussy cut some of the blank frames and used them for my journaling. The beautiful solid coloured paper included with the kit was the perfect backdrop. Once again, the gold thickers were great for the title.

Thanks for having a look at my kit projects.

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog October 30, 2019.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Kaisercraft "Let It Snow" Christmas Cards

I picked up a few sheets of this beautiful paper and made an abundance of Christmas cards, with NO STAMPING!  Just a bunch of layers of the beautiful foiled papers with some silver foil cardstock and the sentiments from the All is Calm sheet and from the Cardstock Die Cuts. The only other supplies I added were some ribbon, twine, a few stickles and a lot of foam dots. Here are my cards.

The entire collection is amazing. It sparkles and shines and makes a very elegant Christmas card collection. Get yours at Scrapshotz today! Here's a link for you! Kaisercraft Let It Snow
Thanks for looking. Maybe you'll be getting one of these in the mail!!! πŸŽ„ πŸ€ΆπŸŽ… 
Originallty published on the Scrapshotz Blog October 24, 2019.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Scrap Shotz Creative Team Blog Hop

Welcome! Today the Scrap Shotz Creative team is celebrating the new logo and website.

I was inspired by the gorgeous foil frame on the logo to create some cards using the Kaisercraft Workshop collection that I used for my team projects this month.

This is a simple card made pretty with a simple gold frame cut from gold foil. I used the Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die to create the frame. One cut with this die gives you a number of frames that you can use separately or all together. The tag is a die cut from the 6x6 Kaisercraft Workshop collection. What a great single layer card to send in the mail - no extra postage!!
Using another frame from the same cut, I created my second card with a gold frame. I had the "over the hill" sticker in my stash and I loved that it looks like graffiti on the stone wall. The bike is from the Workshop collection die cut package, and the sentiment is from the 6x6 pad.

Another way to achieve the gold frame effect is with a fine gold mat. The touch of gold gives this card a bit of pizzazz in the same way that the new Scrapshotz logo is enhanced.

Head over to the Scrapshotz website and do some shopping. Take advantage of the new Wishlist feature on the site and give someone your Christmas list!

Scrap Shotz is generously giving 1 lucky winner a $25 gift certificate. Comment on all 6 stops on this blog hop to earn 6 chances to win! Entries close October 2, 2019.

Here is the blog hop order. Your next stop is with the fabulous Rosie Neustaedter.

Lorraine Melinyou are here

Thank you for joining us today for this celebration! Have a wonderful day! 😊

Friday, September 20, 2019

Kaisercraft - Workshop Collection

We scrapbookers love our florals, pastels and even bright colors for our pages and cards. Sometimes, the men in our lives have to endure a bit of femininity on their pages, too. This collection gives us a very different option. I was a bit intimidated by the dark patterns and feel of the paper and embellishments - until I started working with them. I fell in love!!

This first layout uses one of the most colorful papers. I had a great photo of my grandchildren on their first day of school and although I will scrapbook it more than once (for another album) this one is earthy and will suit a teenager who is going into Grade 8. (Wow, how did that happen?) Embellishments include ephemera and a sticker strip from the collection. The circles and gears were inked with walnut stain distress ink and I cut the gear corners from Bazzill cardstock with the Tim Holtz gears die. I added dimension with pop dots and some brads from my stash. The title is die cut with the Tim Holtz marquee alphas.

This 2 page layout about a bridge being constructed has gears from those Tim Holtz thinlits cut from silver foil paper. To continue with that theme, I embossed the edges of the patterned paper on the base with silver embossing powder. As I was doing that, I noticed that the result looked a lot like soldering. Perfect. A title with AC Thickers and some journaling on a piece of vellum and a few more ephemera pieces over pop dots and it's done. I use a tip that I learned from a Becky Fleck class and tape my double page spread together while I'm working on it. This makes it easy to allow the photos and embellishments to flow across the pages. Once it's finished, I take an exacto knife and cut through where I need to, in order to put it in my album.

This layout has some gears that I backed with silver foiled paper and one of the curios from the collection. The monochromatic, busy looking paper is just right for some simpler photos of the Jack Daniels Distillery that we toured.

This last layout makes me smile. It was one of those photos that when you take it, you know it's going to be a page. I love how much fun my granddaughter and her dad are having. For the background, I fussy cut many of the elements on the patterned paper and popped them up in the same spot on the second sheet of that pattern. I really love the dimension that this gives my page, and I let the paper designer make the decisions on placement.

I took the "Hero" title from the ephemera pack and juiced it up with some glossy accents, added some alphas and used phrases from the collection all over the page. Journaling is on a piece of scrap paper from the card pack.

And then the cards... I honestly could have gone on and on! (Oh wait! I did! Lol!) I won't bore you here with details, but here are some of the many cards that I have created with this collection, both scraps from the 12x12 sheets I used to create my pages and the 6x6 pad. Please, if you have any questions, put them in the comments and I will answer them there. All supplies are available at Scrapshotz!

This collection is amazing and would be a wonderful addition to anyone's stash - for the men in our lives!
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Thanks for sticking with me on this workshop journey! Have a great fall weekend!
First published on the Scrapshotz blog - September 20, 2019.