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! :)
Product Spotlight, Uncategorized
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hello blog readers! This is Kim here today to share a special Product Spotlight with you. Why is it special, you ask? Because in my opinion this collection is one of the most versatile products in the Shoppe. Today we are spotlighting the Darling Paper Collection! If you haven’t picked up this one yet, you will want to head on over and get it while it is ON SALE for a limited time for only $4.25!
So what do I love about the Darling Paper Collection? To start with, can you say damask and polka dots?? These two patterns are fun to use in many different types of layouts. There are endless possibilities of how to use them. And added to that, all the patterns come in ten different colors that coordinate with SP’s other kits. So when you want to add a little damask or polka dots to a layout, just look to this collection. You’re sure to find a color that will work. And SP has even included a solid paper of each color, plus an off-white and neutral. This collection is a go-to for me over and over again as I’m creating layouts.
And now for the part that I love the most… brand new inspiration from the team! I’ll start it off with a layout I created. This one shows the elegant touch that those damask papers can give to a layout.
And when I am looking for something to add a little fun, these polka dot papers are the way to go. They were quite perfect for this second layout I created!
Want some more inspiration? How about this layout by Kylie? I love the way she used the bright polka dot paper as her background. It’s bold and makes a statement without taking away from the rest of the awesome design and photos.
Jenelle created this soft and relaxing layout with just the right touches from the Darling collection. The color added by the aqua papers makes me want to jump in the water to cool off on a sunny day! Don’t you want to just jump into the layout and start enjoying the beach?
Rosy has again captured a sweet and simple moment in the life of her children in this next layout. The Darling papers are perfect for the patchwork look here.
And one more layout from Kylie will finish up our inspiration today. I must just say cute cute cute. (That’s for the cute papers, cute layout and cute baby!)
That’s all for today, but stop back again tomorrow as Beckie is back with us on the blog! And she has a tips and tricks post to share from her knowledge of editing photos. I can’t wait to hear her tips!! Have a great day!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hello everyone! It’s Jenelle here today with our latest Product Spotlight. As the majority of our Shabby Shoppe Blog readers are in the midst of their summer, I thought it would be a great idea to highlight one of our beachy kits today. Mind you, Kylie and I are still shivering through winter down here in Australia, so scrapping with this kit has really warmed us up and has us dreaming of the summer sunshine being back again here really soon!
Have you guessed which kit it is yet? Of course you have! It is our Splash Coordinated Kit and it is ON SALE for a limited time only in the Shoppe for just $4.25!
Splash is such a fun kit to scrap with – a real mix of shabby/ornate/casual – helping you create wonderful beach or pool layouts from your lazy summer days. The textures in the papers are brilliant and they lend themselves really well to blending. And I love all the little chrome beach elements – they really stand out against the blues and greens. Oh and the labels – how cute are the labels?! I reach for them a lot in my summery pages.
So, enough talk already! On to the inspiration!! First up is my layout using Splash (and a couple of other Shoppe goodies – I will outline them in my Shabby Artist gallery post). I had lots of fun creating this and really loved the effect of the textured background paper.
Kim has wowed us yet again with her scrapping mastery. Splash is showcased beautifully here in this layout of her youngest little man – what a cutie! I love this photo!
I love how Casharina has ‘sprinkled’ some pink throughout her layout, perfectly complementing the blues and greens of Splash. A gorgeous summertime page!
Rosy has highlighted perfectly how Splash can be used for non-beachy layouts. What a beautiful baby boy page she has created here! I also can’t help but notice that Rosy has used her trademark blending techniques here with the background paper. You can check out Rosy’s blog post on soft light blending modes here if you missed it last week.
And to finish off, a delightful fun-in-the-pool layout from Kylie. I just love that title!
I hope these layouts from the team have helped inspire you to get creative with your latest scrapping projects. You can check out layout credits and more details in our Shabby Artist gallery as we upload them throughout the day/night.
Along with Splash, we also have the Splash Piece-a-Cake Album ON SALE for a limited time in the Shoppe for only $5.50 – such a quick and easy way to get all your summer photos scrapped. Easy-peasy!
Well, that’s all for today folks! Thanks so much for dropping by today. Please check back again on Thursday, when Kylie will be sharing another of her gorgeous (and free) desktops! We’ll see you all then!
Product Spotlight, Uncategorized
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hey y’all it’s Casharina bringing you another wonderful Product Spotlight!! I just LOVE putting these together because it helps me focus on the various Shabby Shoppe kits I have in my stash. I love pulling out kits I haven’t used in awhile, and most of all I love to see how others use the same kits to make beautiful layouts which inspire me to try new things in my scrap layouts! Today is no different! I’m focusing on the beautiful Summer Cottage kit and its lovely sidekick Summer Cottage Seasonal Additions.
Summer Cottage is ON SALE for only $4.95 and the Summer Cottage SEASONAL additions is ON SALE for only $2.95…both for a limited time…that’s great savings off the normal Shoppe prices!
These two when combined create some of my favorite layouts. I have used the Summer Cottage Seasonal Additions to add elements to so many of my layouts it’s hard to count! I love the ribbons, the tape, the stickers, the clothes pins and I especially love the glitter! ;) Okay so I believe this is one of my favorite kits from the Shoppe!! I love the earthy blue and tan tones in Summer Cottage; it makes for charming beach layouts, summer day layouts and even fun Fourth of July layouts. There are so many ways to use this kit the results are endless, so to give a better idea, the shabby artists have created a few layouts to give you some inspiration. For starters I created two layouts using this kit, and its sidekick ;)
For my layouts I wanted to focus on the eye-catching papers. I love how the papers are so neutral yet so bold. This kit works so wonderfully with a variety of other kits, as you can see in the second layout below, where I’ve added pieces from Hopscotch and a few others.
Rosy has given us yet another sweet piece of inspiration showing her skills at clustering. You can see here the rustic wooden frame from the kit has been used to bring focus to her beautiful little girl and I just adore how the paper pieces are pieced together to form a quilt like pattern. And from Kylie, as usual, a BEAUTIFUL layout. I love how she too has used the frames and mixed in the large circles…so pretty!
Jenelle has created two, unique 3×4 project life cards to include in her album. I love the simplicity of these cards and the word art and stickers are just perfect!
Kim has also created two inspiring layouts showing just how versatile these kits can be. I love the way that she has used the stars to “cut out” a ribbon from the blue paper, such a great idea. Her second page shows how easily this kit can lend itself to pool photos and so much more. Don’t you just love the waves made from the stitches, they’re just so cute, I would have never thought to have done that. That’s what I love so much about these kinds of post and our awesome gallery here at the Shabby Shoppe!!
I hope we’ve inspired you to see the many ways you can use Summer Cottage, along with its Seasonal Additions!
Thanks for reading, catch up with us again on Thursday when SP brings you her projectSCRAP check-in for June!
Product Spotlight, Uncategorized
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Hello everyone! Kim here to share with you our next Product Spotlight. Sometimes I think I have given all of SP’s kits a try, but then I find another treasure in the Shoppe that I haven’t used yet. The Painted Summer kit is one I have eyed for a while and not given a try…until now! I must admit I was excited to see what I could do with it.
So what had caught my eye about the Painted Summer kit? Well, the part that gives it it’s name! I LOVE the hand-painted alphas and swirls! I would buy this kit for those elements alone, but they come with some unique papers and other goodies too. And right now this kit is ON SALE for a limited time for only $3.25!
The first thing I did when I got my hands on the kit was to create a summer-y layout with lots of those painted elements.
As with all of SP’s kits, this one coordinates well with so many others. The notebook paper made me think of school and I happen to have a new proud preschool grad. So I added in a few elements from the Hopscotch School Additions, and I got a bit of a different look.
And, here is a brand new layout from Shabby Princess herself! Such a treasure of a photo and the page is FULL of painted summer scrapping inspiration…and more!! - BEAUTIFUL!!
Rosy did a great job too of adding in bits and pieces from some other kits and creating this very cool tractor layout. I love the work she did on the title and how she clipped the notebook paper to the alpha. It was also a great idea to overlay the dots on part of the blue paper – really like that idea!
Kylie shared two lovely layouts with us. The first showcases one of her cutie-pie nieces. It also gives you a great look at how you can cluster the flowers, buttons and swirls from this kit!
Kylie’s second layout is completely fun and creative! I love how she’s clipped the swirls to the papers so they look like they are a part of the papers. And what cool journaling with the large title running through the lines of the story. PERFECT way to use this particular kit!
We’ll all be uploading these layouts to the gallery, so check there for more details. I hope they inspire you to give Painted Summer a try if you haven’t before!
That’s all for today, but you won’t want to miss stopping by the blog tomorrow as Kylie introduces you to our next Gallery Girl. Can’t wait to find out who it is and see all the inspiration! Bye!
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