Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Hi everyone! Denise here with this week’s Product Spotlight – the Organic kit. On sale this week for $4.25.
I loved the rich fall colors of this kit and rustic metallic embellishments. Beckie picked up the repeating circles in the kit with her circular holes to make an eye catching layout. The Journey Round Labels as seen in Karen, Katie, Anna and Kylie’s layouts add just the right touch to vacation layouts.
The coordinating Journey Round Label Collection is on sale this week for $1.00.
It was fun to see the different ways the ladies used the Organic kit. You can also see the teams layouts in the gallery.
I hope the team has inspired you with our layouts using the Organic kit, on sale this week for $4.25.
Happy Scrapping everyone…join us tomorrow for a great new TIPS AND TRICKS post by Beckie :)
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Hey Everyone! Denise here with a cool door hanger project for the boys. My son has been wanting a sign for his room, he decided on a “Keep Out” sign for his little sister. I thought the theme would fun to combine with Halloween using a mix of the Boo and Goose Bumps kits.
I started with a Creative Imaginations Door Hanger as a base. The length and width were measured and a new canvas was created in Photoshop. The Boo papers and frame were placed, with the green paper masked behind the frame. The scrolls were added and duplicated to poke out behind the frame. The Goose Bumps orange swirl (at 70% opacity) and white paint splats were masked within the frame too. The purple paint was randomly placed along the top and a sawtooth mask from Scallops, Shapes and More was used to break up the two main papers. The two strips and mummy were sized and placed separately. Print the main panel, mummy and word strips to matte photo paper and trim the items out.
Paint the back of the CI hanger and edges with acrylic paint. Glue the main panel onto the hanger and place a heavy book on top while it dries. When dry, flip the hanger over and using an X-acto blade to trim away the paper of the upper arch and inner circle. Ink the edges of the hanger, mummy and word strips. To finish use pop dots to attach the mummy and word strips to the hanger.
I hope you like the “Keep Out” door hanger, appropriate for little sisters and brothers, lol.
Have a great weekend everyone! :)
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Friday, October 1, 2010
Hi everyone! Denise here with some fun Ballerina projects for you. Actually, I started out making a Halloween card and the little Ballerina in the Goose Bumps kit was so stinkin’ cute that I ended up making an additional door hanger for my daughter. I love it when a Halloween kit can be used in different ways. :) There are some scrapbooking materials used for both projects, I included a product photo towards the end of the post. Here’s the girlie Halloween card.
The Ballerina card is 5″ x 5″ folded. To start I opened the Goose Bumps paisley background in Photoshop and changed the Canvas to 10″ x 5″. The green polka dot paper was masked with a scalloped circle from the Scallops, Shapes and More. The frame was added and tilted and an additional purple paper added behind the frame. The Trick or Treat tab was tucked behind the frame. The Ballerina and star stamp were added above the frame. Instead of using Drop Shadow in the Layer Style, I used Outer Glow adjusting the color and spread to what is normally used for drop shadows. This will add a nice shadow all the way around the scallop, frame and Ballerina. After the card is flattened and printed, trim and ink all the edges and fold. Purple Stickles were used to add touches of glitter and crystal stars glued to the card.
My daughter saw the card and loved the little Ballerina. I created this door hanger for her.
To make the crown, I had a Maya Road Crown and was able to open their PDF template in Photoshop. I used their template to mask the Goose Bumps paisley paper. Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) in Photoshop, I created a smaller shape for the solid purple paper and added an Outer Glow. The Ballerina was sized and the star stamp and quote were added to the crown. The crown, stars and quote were printed as one piece with the Ballerina separate. Once the items are printed, trim and ink the edges, purple for the crown and black for the Ballerina. Q-tips help get the ink into all the little corners. The crown was glued to the painted Maya Road crown. Using big pop-dots, attach the Ballerina. Stickles and bling were added to the crown and Ballerina. To finish punch holes on the sides for the ribbon to hang.
Here are some of the items used to add finishing touches to the project. The Darice hearts are 9mm and the Stickles color used is Lavendar.
I hope you enjoyed the Ballerina projects and can find other cool uses for the Goose Bumps kit. We’d love to see them in the gallery. I’ll have a fun Hybrid project for boys in the middle of October.
Happy Scrapping and Playing everyone! :)
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Hi everyone! Denise here with my first Thursday Thievery post. I wanted to try something a little different and was drawn to this darling layout by Shabby Artist Lu. I chose her layout You Are… because of the framing of her cute photo and I loved how she used the word strips within her text. The swirls of flowers and multi-colored bling from the Shabby Princess kit Modish Girl add to the delightfully upbeat feel of her layout with the black adding a nice contrast to the colors.
The Shabby Artists created their own versions of Lu’s layout using a variety of different kits. Here’s Kylie’s gorgeous layout using the Carousel Collection.
Anna created a super cute layout using the Barefoot Collection.
Karen created this sweet layout using the Hopscotch kit.
And here’s my version of Lu’s layout using the Boo Collection.
I hope you’ve been inspired by our variations of Lu’s layout and we’d love to see your layouts with word strips in the gallery.
Happy Scrapping everyone! :)
Friday, August 27, 2010
Hi everyone! Denise here with a fun hybrid project for our inner little girls. I’ve been seeing lots of banners on scrapbook layouts and love them! While at my local scrapbook store, I spotted chipboard banners from Paper Accents in two sizes (labeled Pennants). This banner is the 6″ x 9″ size. The Shabby Princess kit Carousel with it’s vintage collage look was perfect for my Daughter’s banner.
Here’s close-ups of the individual parts, directions for this project to follow.
To start I scanned the banner and one of the chipboard alphas into the computer. In Photoshop I made a master layer mask a little larger than the actual banner to allow for mistakes. I decided all the banners would have the same top plaid pattern, which is labeled in my Photoshop file “Top section.” Duplicating the master layer mask and cutting it into three sections, I could now add and mix papers from the Carousel kit for each banner. Stitching from Giggle Box was added to the seams. Having the chipboard letter scanned helped in placing the musical instrument and the heart in Photoshop. All items were printed onto matte photo paper and cut out. Using a liquid glue I glued the panels onto the individual banner pieces and weighted each piece with a heavy book to make sure the corners stayed down.
The Alpha was sprayed with Glimmer Mist and glued to the banners. Additional bling, American Crafts chipboard and buttons were added to the banner.
To create the edges pre-made scalloped edges were glued to the back of the banners and trimmed. Using a generous amount of liquid glue and working half the edge at a time, glue than glitter the scalloped edges. I used a glitter that was large and chunky but safer than glass glitter for kids rooms. To finish punch holes and string a long ribbon through the pieces and the banner is ready to hang.
It was a lot of fun to work with my Daughter on this project, having her help choose the individual pieces and where the items should go. She LOVES her banner! I hope this inspires you to create a banner for your special princess. :)
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