Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hi everyone! Lindsay here to bring you a Product Spotlight I hope you’ll LOVE!!! Today’s feature kit is Yours Truly ~ a beautiful, whimsical, and heart-filled kit perfect for scrapping those special photos of anything and everything you LOVE! And there is lots to love about this kit ~ the gorgeous, rich colors; the sweet clay heart buttons; the darling ric-racs and ball fringe borders; the fun metal clips; and I myself have a little love affair going on with trees and birdies, so this kit is a personal favorite of mine. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to head on over to the Shoppe to pick up Yours Truly and fall head over heels in love for yourself!
For a limited time, Yours Truly will be on SALE for just $5.96 ! Just look at all these goodies!
This kit has SO many fun elements, and the team has put together some simply fabulous inspiration pages to showcase it! So let’s take a look! First off is my page. I thought the pretty pinks, whimsical hearts, and ribbon-wrapped frame would be a great way to show off one of my very favorite photos of my daughter as a tiny newborn! Plus, everything (and I do mean everything!) I had for that girl was pink and brown, so this page really represents my baby “color scheme” I had going on when she was little!!!
Next up is Amber’s sweet page! I adore that cluster she’s got clipped together at the base of her pictures, the mix of the horizontal & vertical striped papers, and those black scallop border strips, which really helps to make all the pretty colors she’s put together, as well as those darling photos of her daughter pop! Alongside, we have Casharina’s beautiful layout! I love the way she created a vintage feel to her page by using black & white photographs along with the personalized vintage Valentine. And the layering in her title work is pure perfection with those pastel word strips along with the fun heart-filled alpha that comes in Yours Truly!
Aubrey has created such a fun page centering around a brave sherriff and a beautiful damsel who live at her house! She has wonderfully documented one of the biggest joys of childhood ~ imagination ~ with heartfelt journaling, a pretty layering of stamps, scallops, & that awesome fringe bordering, and a perfect scattering of little hearts! Lego’s amazing page shows the wonderful versatility of this kit! By adding a few paint splatters and those great pencils, she has turned the focus onto a love of art, and beautifully scrapped these great pictures of her budding little artist! I love the pen outlines around just a few of the circles on the colorful polkadot paper, and her stamped title work. A page that is perfectly fabulous, as usual!!!
Next, Kylie brings us a page full of utter and complete cuteness! Look at the cheeks on that girl! Awesome. Now, not only is the layering of papers and elements amazing and perfect on this page, but she has creatively used the little birdies perched in that fabulous tree to tweet out her title! Very clever! This page also showcases that great chalkboard paper, which if you remember from Emily’s Inspiration post here, is quite the popular trend right now! Emily has shared a great page celebrating 15 years of marriage! I love the circular design of her page – especially the ring of hearts and buttons “hugging” her & her sweetie!!! And she has used my very favorite paper for her background ~ isn’t that heart paper the cutest?!? Love it!
Our next page is from Kim, who has inspired me with her totally cute title work!!! She has also done a great job of showcasing the cool stamps that come with this kit! And I love the sets of three hearts that are tacking her papers together ~ very cute ~ just like those kiddies of hers!! And finally, we have a very special page by Rosy. This page is simply beautiful ~ not only for it’s well-chosen and perfectly placed elements, but for the sentiment that tugs at the heart of every person who wants to hold on to the childhood of a little one who is dear to their heart!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little pre-Valentines Day sweet treat of eye candy! Thanks so much girls, for ALL your inspirational pages!
….and, don’t forget about the Yours Truly Expressions if you are looking to add a lil’ extra sweetness to your pages, cards and projects! This beautiful word art set is also on SALE (for a limited time) for only $1.85!
And now I guess it’s my turn to “sign off” from the blog! Thanks so much for letting me share a little of myself with you all! This has been a fun adventure and I look forward to keeping up with you all in the gallery!!! Have a fabulous day! And join Amber tomorrow for a very special inspiration post!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hello everyone, Casharina here with a Product Spotlight post. These are some of my most favorite posts to work on because they allow me the opportunity to work with kits I’ve used before & love, or ones that are brand new to me and become some of my favorites! ;o) This week I chose a brand new kit to me, Winter Wonderland.
For a limited time, Winter Wonderland will be on SALE at the Shabby Shoppe for ONLY $5.95!
This is a beautiful kit that can be used for all sorts of layouts. It’s a winter themed kit, with charming little snowmen, and snowflakes galore, but it also includes many shades of pastel colors which could be used for spring and Easter layouts. Here’s the first layout I created using this kit. I used a template from the Easy-As-Pie Rise and Shine collection to create my layout, and I love how it allowed me to really show off the various papers throughout the kit. I chose to not focus on the snowmen and let the photo and the snowflakes take center stage on this layout. I love how the snowflake collage turned out, and the shiny green paper was perfect for the leaves, I just clipped it right to the leaf shape!
That’s not all; I’ve also asked the girls to help me out with a few of their very own creations using the Winter Wonderland kit. And wouldn’t you know, being as awesome as they are they’ve shared some delightful layouts themselves!
Kylie’s layout shows just how versatile this kit truly is. The papers and elements within this kit allow her to focus on the gorgeous hydrangeas. I must say I really love the way she has used the swirly from the kit to tie in each of the flower clusters, what a perfect use of that element. This layout also shows how easily Winter Wonderland coordinates with the Sugarplum Additions, the use of the flowers is flawless!
I love how Aubrey was able to focus on the “snow” in this photo. She explained that they where she lives they do not get any snow, well at least not in the last 35-40 years, :o) but she did have a vacation photo of her little one playing in the snow! Cute photo huh! I love her title; it’s a perfect way to use the snow word art. The falling snowflakes are also a beautiful addition to this layout!
Next up, we have Kim’s Texas Christmas layout. It’s in a beauty! The way she used the snowflakes on the outer edges of the papers is perfect for that 3D look. I love the cluster of paper pieces too, it allows for us to see the many beautiful papers in the kit. The glitter word art just finishes the whole page! I love it all!
Amber was able to mute the colors and a pop of orange to really help the elements stand out in her layout. I love how she’s tacked on the snowflake and tag to create a beautiful cluster using bits and pieces from the Winter Wonderland kit and a few other kits!
Next up we have, Rosy‘s beautiful creation. I absolutely love the way she has used the word art to help fill in the blanks on the journaling, what a great idea! This page is so fun and full of brightness, it’s beautiful!
Lindsay has shared with us another piece of eye candy. The soft colors of this kit are perfect to show off her little angel. The colored snowflakes are beautiful on this background and the frame along with the paper clusters are a great way to show off the many elements in this kit.
Last but certainly not least, we have another stunning layout from lego. This page was done using the kit to focus on photos that had nothing to do with snow or winter. The way she was able to alter the wordart was perfect!
If you love this set, you’ll also love the little Winter Wonderland Brag Book. It’s one of the Shoppe‘s beautiful “Piece-A-Cake” products. Create a gorgeous little 6×4 inch album from a set of 10 quick pages - share it with others, or print two and keep one at home on the coffee table!
The brag book is also on SALE for ONLY $2.95…and don’t forget about the very sweet BLOGwear for ONLY $1.50 if you are looking for a banner update!
Thanks for stopping by – lego will here tomorrow with another awesome Tips & Tricks post!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hello everyone! Kim here today to share this month’s extra-large, extra-sweet Product Spotlight post! We’re wrapping all the spotlight fun into this one post and giving you a bit of an early Christmas present too! SP is once again putting ALL of her holiday kits and products ON SALE for a limited time!! That’s right… everything holiday related!
There are several holiday kits in the Shoppe, each unique but also able to mix and match with other kits as well. The Shabby Team has put together a bunch of new inspiration to show this. I’ve tried to be helpful and name the main kits used in each layout. But please keep in mind that the layouts may include items from other kits as well. These will all be uploaded to the gallery with full credits, so check there for a closer look at each layout! Here comes the inspiration…
Still a favorite of mine is the Twas the Night kit. I especially love the blue ornate paper and the sparkly elements (there’s a star and snowflake too that are not shown here). For this layout, I mixed these with paper and elements from the new Nutcracker kit.
And here are more layouts from the whole team!
And here’s one final layout by Kylie using the Believe kit. I do love how the “Naughty or Nice” word art from the new Holiday Wordart and More worked so well for Kylie in this layout. Don’t we all want to be on the nice list?!
Thanks ladies for all that inspiration! That’s all for today, but tomorrow Casharina will be here with fabulous food post! Bye!
Product Spotlight, Shoppe News, Uncategorized
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hello Shabby Shoppe-ers and Happy Holidays!! Aubrey here and I am so pleased to be bringing you the next Product Spotlight! Even though we are in full swing of the holidays, I am sure many of you (me included!) are still scrapbooking pictures from this fall and Thanksgiving time! Because of this, I decided to highlight a kit that works great for this purpose despite being a “girl” kit. I love Olivia for its rustic feel and warm, subtle colors! The first time I saw this kit spotlighted I fell instantly in love with its charm and beauty! I love how versatile it can be as well. It can be used for anything from spring to fall, girl to boy, children to adult, and so much more! If you are new to this kit, I am so pleased to be introducing you to such a sweet kit! If you have seen it, or even have it, just sit back and enjoy the lovely eye candy to come!
For a limited time, the Olivia collection will be on SALE at the Shabby Shoppe for ONLY $5.50! That’s over 30% off!!
Want more?! :o) Also on SALE is the beautiful Olivia Piece-a-cake album for ONLY $5.95 and the very pretty BLOGwear banner for ONLY $1.50!
Now, this is where normally I put my own page, but alas, I have an external hard drive that has died and taken my page with it (*sniff*) so I will currently move on to the beautiful pages created by our wonderful team!!! All of these pages are so diverse in their subject matters and times of year that it really shows how diverse this kit can be!
First we have Amber’s page with adorable pictures of her daughter in the spring. I love the block pattern with the clusters tucked in behind! Just gorgeous! And beside it we have a very fun and playful page from Casharina. I love how this sweet kit can transform into a playful one to be used for a trip to the park!
Summer comes with Rosy’s camping trip with friends. I love her very subtle hint of paper on the side, leaving you to really pay attention to the pictures. And that stitched circle picture in the corner: how precious is that! Fall pictures work so well with this kit and Kim’s page definitely shows that off. I LOVE the paper pieced sun with the picture of her two sweet kids in the middle! Such a wonderful page and perfect for fall!
Lego’s wintery page has subtle hints from the Olivia Collection. This just shows how you can take anything from any kit and really make it work for what you’re doing! This is such a stunning page with just a pop of red in the ditsy floral paper! Baby pages are gorgeous as well and Emily has a gorgeous example. I am so in love with the page with the strips of paper to the clusters of paper flowers! And who couldn’t love that face!!
Of course this kit works totally for little girls of all ages! Lindsay’s little 1 year old. And this precious little 2 year old page by Kylie. They are just perfect for any little princess!
The Olivia collection is great for boys as well, unfortunately my son’s page is unattainable…hopefully I will soon get access and be able to add it to the Gallery for fun!!
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed looking at these beautiful pages as much as I did! Kylie will be here tomorrow with your FREE December desktop!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hello everyone! Kim here today to continue the product spotlight goodness that Kylie started yesterday! When I think about SP’s Halloween kits, I have to admit that the first thing I think of is not Halloween. Funny, right? It’s just that I find myself going to the Halloween kits for all kinds of layouts. There are great papers and elements in all three kits ~ Goose Bumps, Boo, and Smell My Feet ~ that when mixed and matched with other kits are really versatile. I thought it would be fun to challenge the team to create an everyday layout with at least one Halloween kit plus at least one non-Halloween kit. And they did not disappoint! I have a ton of awesome inspiration to share with you today!!
To start with, I couldn’t ask the team to create something and not give it a try myself :) Here’s my layout using Smell My Feet, as well as elements from a few different kits. If you could see into my home right now, you would know this is definitely an everyday occurrence, as my youngest is always climbing on anything he can find! Can I just say that I love all the colors in this dotted paper? I could have gone so many directions with color using that paper.
Now for some inspiration from the Shabby Artists… some of who are making their blog scrapping debut today, YAY!! Amber has created such a sweet sleepy baby layout with some great elements from Goose Bumps (love that black photo frame with the tape on the corner). And Kylie paired Goose Bumps with Penelope to create a perfect fairy page. The colors from both kits work really well together.
Aubrey’s layouts are full of fun… we all know how little ones do love a fort and balloons! I love that in one of her layouts she has mixed Goose Bumps with An Affair to Remember for a birthday page. So creative!
Next up Lego and Lindsay have taken pieces from Halloween kits and wrapped them in with all sorts of other kits. I always admire the way Lego uses stamps to create a softness in her layouts, and she has done it again with this one. One of the stamps she used was the scattered stars from Goose Bumps, an element I have used frequently myself. Lindsay has also used one of my favorite elements from Smell My Feet, the cardboard frame, and she has filled in the banner from Goose Bumps with colors to match her layout. Isn’t her cowgirl so cute?!
Our next layout is trademark Rosy. She has beautifully blended photos of her two kids and added just the right touches. Notice how she’s used one of the pieces of tape from Smell My Feet. One of my favorite parts of that kit are the unique pieces of tape. Emily has created a layout with lots of fun photos. I love that she was able to use the alphas and stars from the Wonderful kit. They make a great combo with the plaid paper from Smell My Feet.
And to wrap it all up, here is Casharina’s layout. She has used some of my favorite pieces of all from the Halloween kits: the scalloped frame, word strips and alpha from Boo! I find myself coming back to those elements a lot (especially the alpha). The stitching is very cool too. I really love what she’s done here – clustering perfection!
Thank you ladies for all your inspiration!! If you’d like to see their layouts in more detail and see a full list of credits, check out the gallery, as they’ll be uploading them throughout the day. And while you’re looking, stop by the Shoppe to get these Halloween kits while they are ON SALE! Plus, there’s more happening on the blog tomorrow, as Kylie is here to announce the winner of Template Challenge 28… and give you the next template to enjoy! Bye bye!
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