Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hello friends! :o) It’s Kylie here…handing out (with a sunny smile on my face!) your new AUGUST project SCRAP 2012 templates! Yep, August! <pause for effect!>…we’re officially on the downhill run now…speeding towards the end of year…and ANOTHER completed project SCRAP album on our shelves! Now that’s exciting!! :o) And you know what?! Scrapping the year TOGETHER makes the journey even sweeter…motivating and inspiring eachother along the way is at the very heart of project SCRAP – so if you’ve found yourself falling behind, it’s really not too late to catch back up – you’ll be so happy you did!! Now talking about sunny smiles and sweet journeys, check out these little rays of sunshine:
You can click on the image above…or, CLICK HERE to download your latest templates!!
Are you new to project SCRAP? …well then, if you are not familiar with our little scrap project (if you ARE familiar with it, skip this paragraph, as always, lol)… THIS POST is a great place to learn more! Also, if you click on the PROJECT SCRAP 2012 category (on the right side of the blog)…you can ALWAYS easily find ALL posts related to the subject! It’s your go-to place if you want to keep up with everything in 2012! But, as a quick little reminder…here is the project in a nutshell:::
I truly hope you enjoy playing with this month’s fun two-page spread…filling it with your special photographs & stories, adding your fabulous Shabby Shoppe goodies…and simply creating a monthly snapshot to treasure…always & forever!! ;o) And…of course, after all that scrapping fun, do not forget to upload YOUR pages in the 2012 project scrap GALLERY for all of us to peek at and admire! Our dearest SP will be posting her AUGUST ‘check-in’ in a few weeks time…and will include some of that fabulous gallery inspiration using these new templates…will your pages be featured on the blog? - ya just never know!! ;o)
THANKS HEAPS for stopping by the blog today! Make sure you visit again tomorrow…Jenelle has a TRI-umphant post for you all to enjoy!! (OK, so I’m doing my worst best to add a pun…and when you stop by tomorrow you’ll think me seriously corny!! LOL!!)
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Happy Tuesday! Beckie here bringing you a product spotlight featuring…drum roll please…Hopscotch and the Hopscotch School Additions!
The Hopscotch collection remains one of my favorites ever…and that’s saying something given all the amazing goodies in the Shoppe! I admit that I’m a sucker for color – and I love using the power of emotion that color can evoke. Hopscotch contains most of my favorite colors – (orange, blue, turquoise) and this collection just makes me HAPPY! And the papers…oh my, they are beautiful :)
With the School Additions the possibilities are endless! Sure, you can do school pages. But the pencils, brads, notebook photo frames are perfect for everyday use, too! Just wait until you see what my fellow Shabby Artists have come up with <3
Let’s start with Kim’s layouts!
I LOVE the way Kim tucked in all the colorful flowers around the photo strip. And how cool are these pics from 1982? Kim and her sister!
Kim and I both have boys starting Kindergarten on the 27th of this month! Her journaling is so perfect for capturing all the emotions we experience as parents, preparing to send our babies off to school for the first time. And let me just say – Mario must be the designated mascot of 5 year old boys around the country :) we have tons of Mario themed school supplies ourselves!
Now let’s move on to see what Casharina has for us! Here we can see just how versatile your scrapbook supplies can be if you master the art of re-coloring!
Those photos are so sweet – I love the pink and blue combo here – combined with papers from the Darling Paper Pack, you can get a whole new look! And next up now is Rosy:
Rosy’s layout highlights one of my favorite things about the Hopscotch collection – the colors are so versatile! blues of the sky – greens of the trees and grass – with bright orange and yellow to provide contrasting pops of color! I love her design here that gets so many different photos on one page, too.
And now let’s see what Kylie created with Hopscotch and the School Additions:
As usual, Kylie packed tons of detail into her page! The elements of the two collections combine so perfectly – and what a wonderful design! I especially love the white-on-white detail of the background paper – that white base color is a perfect backdrop for all that gorgeous color.
Kylie’s second layout is beautiful! I know I already mentioned how beautiful the papers are – and this layout showcases them perfectly!
Finally – here’s what I came up with. I added in the Sandbox Summer Additions and was amazed at how easily they worked together! I didn’t even have to re-color :)
We just got back yesterday from a long weekend spent enjoying the end of summer with good friends…a few days at the beach celebrating our last days before school starts! My kids are on the right, and the three in the photo on the left are life-long friends of my kids. It’s so awesome watching them all grow up together :)
So head on over to the Shabby Shoppe and pick up Hopscotch and Hopscotch School Additions! Hopscotch is only $5.95…and the School Additions are a steal at just $2.95! Both are ON SALE for a limited time!
Thanks for stopping by! Kylie will be here on Thursday with your Project Scrap AUGUST templates! :)
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Monday, August 20, 2012
Happy Monday, everyone! I (Rosy), for one, am happy to be starting a fresh new week after fighting with the flu and a busy weekend, but on to why we are here. This week’s layout of the week goes to rache77 with her You Are layout!
I love the dramatic feel that the dark background gives this page of her beautiful daughter and the clustering that extends across the page is gorgeous! It has such a light, airy feel and flows beautifully!
Congratulations, rache77! Look for your $10 gift card in your e-mail inbox (and spam folder) and have fun shoppe-ing!
Tomorrow Beckie will be here with a product spotlight perfect for scrapping all those first day of school photos…and lots more!
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Hello everyone! :o) It’s Kim here, and I have the pleasure of making a special announcement. Ready for some scrapping fun?? Then you’ll want to be sure and join us for our next Fast and Fabulous Speed Scrap!!
It’s my turn to host the event! YAY! …and of course the lovely SP & Kylie will be there too! Together we’ll keep the instructions coming, answer all your questions and even chat a little along the way :o) …bunches and bunches of FUN!!
::: How does it work? :::
Grab a beverage and your favorite snack…and JOIN US right here at the BLOG at 3PM EST or technically EDT ~ as it is still daylight savings on SATURDAY, September 15th!!! Over the course of ONE HOUR, we’ll give you basic scrapping instructions ONE AT A TIME, every TEN minutes. At the end of the hour, you’ll have SIX instructions for creating a layout. Just scrap along as each instruction is given out! ~ too easy! Then, you’ll have one additional hour to finish up your layout and get it posted in the Shoppe’s FAST and FABULOUS gallery.
During the TWO ‘fast and fabulous scrapping’ HOURS, you can add any comments and/or questions you may have right here on the blog! SP and I will be on hand to answer all your questions as they come in!
These basic instructions will help you create your very own FAST and FABULOUS layout! If you haven’t joined us before…well, firstly, you’re in for some crazy FUN…and secondly, if you’d like to see what it’s all about, you can find all the previous event instructions here & here & here. These simple prompts take out the guesswork but still leave all the creativity up to you :)
::: Share your finished layout with other Shoppe Speed Scrappers! :::
Seeing everyone’s work is always the best part :o) It’s so FUN to see how everyone interprets the instructions and how different all of the layouts turn out. Plus…post your layout to this gallery by 5PM EST and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to WIN one of three $10 Shabby Shoppe gift cards!
::: About the date and time :::
We know that the date and time may not suit absolutely everyone (time zones, busy schedules and the like!!)…we promise to continue rotating the days and times to make sure that we give everyone the chance to participate! :o)
So what time will it be where you are…? Calculating time zones certainly gets a bit tricky, doesn’t it?! LOL!! Here is a LINK to a website that helps me out all the time…just click HERE and it will open a new page. As an example, I just put in the Fast & Fabulous date and time, and then chose ‘USA – New York – New York’. And then in the next section, I added where I live…and clicked on ‘convert time’…easy!!
So mark your calendars and join us on SATURDAY, September 15th at 3PM EST (United States EST time)! We’ll be sure to remind you again as we get closer to the event date, too! We’d truly love to see you back with us again OR for the very first time…to scrap fast and fabulous TOGETHER!
Is anyone else as excited as I am??
Fast and Fabulous, Uncategorized
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hello :o) SP here with you guys today…for the JULY edition of the project SCRAP 2012 check-ins! Guess what?! If you have scrapped your July pages – you are OVER HALFWAY through with scrapping 2012!!!! WOW, doesn’t that feel GREAT?! All that we have left is August through December…and then the cover pages! So…KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK and before you know it…you’ll have another year up-to-date, without that icky feeling of always being behind! And, as I always say – it is NEVER too late to start now! As long as you have been taking photos – you can easily go and download all of our 2012 templates…and be up-to-speed in NO TIME :o) I promise – you’ll be SOOOOOO happy that you did :o)
So, for today – we’ll be highlighting the JULY templates and some of the gorgeous layouts from the project SCRAP 2012 inspiration gallery (which you must check out)! If you missed the July templates – no worries, you can still download them HERE! For us…July was off-the-charts busy…but filled with all kinds of fun and travel, too :) Of course…there was the 4th of July holiday…hot days…Vacation Bible School and SO much more! I opted to modify my pages just a teensy bit…not much really! I just added photos in a couple of the paper blocks, as well as the multi-photo page journaling. I was able to fit lots of text on my ‘main’ page, so it worked out great! As I’ve probably said too many times (lol)…that’s my fave part of layered templates…you can totally customize them and make them your own (as you will see with many of the examples below)! So, we’ll start with my pages…Goodness…this will be another month where I need to add extra pages as we did so much, and took lots of photos, too (YAY)! Here goes…
Now, let’s move on to the amazingly sweet and talented Amber! Her pages are gorgeous…and most of all, so personal and heartfelt and special! Truly love EVERY single thing about them! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Amber!
I think it’s so funny – somehow Kim and I scrap with like minds or something, lol! We often have common papers or items on our pages…and this month is no exception! We both worked with the same dot paper from the Barefoot collection…love it! I also had that green polka dot paper as my background for some time, too – then ultimately, switched it out! Anyhoo, lol…LOVE these as per usual! Especially that big and HAPPY pic of little Samuel (who is growing up sooooo fast)!
I really like what Rosy did with the templates…she re-worked them a bit and the result is perfect! The color combo here is fantastic (love orange and blue/turquoise together)…as well as the mix of patterns to highlight all of the adorable pics!
Now, JoyontheJourney’s pages totally jumped out of the gallery to me! Her mix of bright, happy colors…and the added embellishments – AWESOME! Of course, all of the cute pics certainly hold their own against the beautiful design :o) LOVELY job…thank you for sharing!
I always gravitate to Lu’s pages in the gallery…even before I know they are hers, lol! Her layouts are always so full of life and family and love…not to mention, fantabulous design details! I love the contrast of the simple main page…and the ‘busy’ and ‘full’ multi page! They balance each other very well and leave you wanting to turn the page to see more :o) Thanks for inspiring us…again!
Next, we have these super duper GORGEOUS pages from pqtn! I love the entire ‘feel’ of the layouts…and all of the little details…from the adorable banner, to the circle photo (great idea), large title and more! I find myself looking at these over and over again, to see what I might have missed the first time, lol! Just perfect – THANK YOU for sharing!
And, oh how Kylie’s pages make me SMILE and long for winter, lol! I love seeing her family pages…especially the rare treat of mum and dad…and the girls are precious as always! These layouts are full of winter fun and special time spent together – these really are treasures :o)
So, I think that will do it for inspiration today! Of course, there are MORE layouts to enjoy in the project SCRAP 2012 gallery – so be sure to take a peek…I promise that you will find yourself INSPIRED :o)
Before I go…here is a quick little peek at August’s templates – love ‘em! Kylie will be sharing them with you next Thursday :o)
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day/night…and that you enjoy scrapping 2012 along with us! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as we share info about our next FAST & FABULOUS speed scrap (yay!)! Until next time…XOXO — SP :o)
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