Saturday, July 30, 2011

Exciting News From SNR Magazine!

What does the following list of 27 totally awesome scrapbooking and stamping companies have in common? Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, of course! To help us celebrate the last bits of summer and usher in fall with zip and zeal, SNR will be featuring weekly events that will truly blow your mind and each event will be chock full of amazing artwork and technique tutorials galore!

Treat yourself to a weekly dose of learning, inspiration and fun – not to mention the chance to win some seriously cool prizes and play with some seriously cool products.

Each Monday, we’ll release all the delightful details of the upcoming week’s schedule. This way, you’ll be ready to rock n’ roll your way through the week and have everything ready to go so you can get your creative groove on.

Each spectacular scrap or stamp company will have their own event (read absolutely fabulous chance to shine in the spotlight!) AND also have a huge article inside the magazine just bursting to the gills with fresh, fun, funky paper crafting projects that will get you creating and learning in brand spankin’ new directions as well as with tried-and-true methods -- with that infamous SNR tweak cause you know we’ve gotta put our special spin on everything we do and touch! Otherwise it wouldn’t be SNR worthy, right?

And get a gander at the list of participating scrap and stamp companies that the spectacular SNR staffers will be working with (listed in alphabetical order):

Artistic Outpost
Copic Markers
Cosmo Cricket
Crate Paper
Creative Inspirations Paint
Dog Gone Stamps
Donna Salazar
EK Success
Jenni Bowlin Studios
Lindy's Stamp Gang
My Favorite Things Stamps
Nikki Sivils
Pan Pastel
Petaloo
Prickley Pear Stamps
Prima
Rubbernecker
ScorPal
Serendipity Stamps
Shimmerz
SRM Press
Studio Calico
TaDa Creative Studios
Technique Tuesday Stamps
The Cat's Pajamas
Tsukineko
We R Memory Keepers

Stay tuned for more info! You won’t believe your eyes or your ears!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Slide

Supplies:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, My Little Shoebox
Stickers: October Afternoon
 Lace: Prima

I had a lot of fun fussy cutting paper for this layout.  I think my favorite part are the letters that I cut from a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper.  They have the look of hand-cut letters, but they were actually printed on the paper and all I did was cut them out.  I think all the different patterns and colors on this page help to convey the joy that my daughter Scarlett had while playing on her favorite slide.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dance - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Supplies:
Couture Chic - Pink - SCR9011
Antique Floral Stripe - Pink - SCR9015
Vintage Tags Pink - PCT9112

Other Supplies:
Letters: Prima
Rhinestones: Prima
Pearls: Prima
Ribbon: Offray
Tulle: Bazzill
Pen: Martha Stewart

I created this layout with some beautiful Kanban Crafts papers.  The foil on this paper is gorgeous!  Floral prints and butterflies are two of my favorite patterns and the Courture Chic paper has them both.  I embellished the dress form with ribbon, tulle and pearls.


To stay informed of all the latest Kanban news and to see more projects from the talented design team, follow us on Facebook!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

4th of July - {SAS}sy Color Concoctions Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Design
Chipboard: Scenic Route
Ribbon: May Arts
Stickers: Martha Stewart
Ink: Ranger

I created this layout for the July Color Concoctions Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. Color is everywhere, especially when you are scrapbooking. Our Color Concoctions Challenge will help you step outside the box and scrap with colors you may, or may not have thought about combining. Sometimes the most unique color combinations make the best layouts!

The colors for this month are Red, White and Blue! Simply use the colors provided to create a layout where the colors provided are your primary colors. You are welcome to add additional colors but they should be minimal and not the main colors of your work.

All participants of this challenge will be entered into a random drawing for an extra 10% off coupon to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store! Entries are due by midnight PST on August 5th, 2011. Please feel free to upload your work to the Color Concoctions Challenge section of the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery or link your image to the {SAS}sy Blog.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Workshop Wednesday: Pretty Packaging - Altered Petaloo Dress Form

We love learning new things so join us for Workshop Wednesdays where we’ll show you tips, techniques or tutorials to help you grow as scrapbookers. Our creative Design Team will teach you something fun, exciting or maybe it’s just a refresher for you. Regardless, make sure and tune in every other Wednesday to see what’s on the curriculum for the day.

The new Petaloo Trims and Garlands are beautiful and so is the packaging! I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate product packing into my designs. I immediately thought of an altered dress form when I saw the packaging from the Petaloo Pink Floral Fabric Garland. With a couple of embellishments and a few simple cuts and punches I created a pretty altered dress form to use as an embellishment on one of my layouts.

Supplies:
Dress Shaped Packaging from a Petaloo Garland or Trim
Patterned Paper of Your Choice
Embellishments of Your Choice
Craft Knife or Scissors
Adhesive

Step 1. Gather your supplies. I chose one piece of patterned paper and stickers, lace trim, fussy cut butterflies and a flower.


Step 2. Using a kraft knife or scissors carefully cut along the inside of the brown dress form outline. I was careful to avoid cutting the glitter necklace and ribbon. I wanted to use the ribbon as an embellishment, so I removed it and set it aside for the next step.


Step 3. Trim the excess bottom of the packaging, leaving enough of an edge to use a decorative punch to cut a pattern along the bottom of the dress.



Step 4. Use adhesive to attach the packaging on top of a piece of patterned paper of your choice. Once dry, trim the excess paper.

The design possibilities after this point are infinite. The following steps explain how I embellished my dress form.


Step 5. Tear the petals from a flower and glue them to your dress.


Step 6. Replace the pink ribbon that was removed in Step 2 and add trim of your choice to the bottom of the dress.


Step 7. Embellish your dress with stickers and fussy cut butterflies.


Step 8. Use your finished dress form on a project!
If you've used this tutorial to create an altered dress from of your own we'd love to see it! Upload a link to your creation to the {SAS}sy Blog or to the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coy - Kanban Crafts


Kanban Supplies:
My Fair Lady - Pink - YJPCT007
Written Thoughts - Creme - CRD9090
Bella Ladies - Pink - PCT9851
Papillion - ACES9011

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Letters: Prima
Rhinestone: Studio 18
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Ranger

I created this layout with more beautiful Kanban Crafts products.  I really love the pink and peach color combination of the Bella Ladies collection.  The glittered acetate is a new favorite of mine and is available in several designs and colors.


The intricate foiled accents on the Bella Ladies die-cut is beautiful and adds a lot of shine to the page.  The die-cut butterfly has the same foiled accents.  The Papillon acetate is glittered and just sparkles in the light.


To stay informed of all the latest Kanban news and to see more projects from the talented design team, follow us on Facebook! If you are attending the CHA Summer Trade Show, stop by the Kanban Crafts booth to see these beautiful products in person, booth #943!

Monday, July 18, 2011

SNR's July Issue - Now Available!


It's time for another issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine! Over the next few weeks, SNR has a lot of fabulous things headed your way. Stop by the homepage to check out the latest issue, chat on the message board and read some cool articles. Submit your artwork for our calls and you just might see your beautiful projects in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!

If you don't have a subscription, sign up for one today! You won't want to miss out on this issue or the exciting things planned for the rest of the year.

Must Have Monday: Pink Floral Fabric Garland by Petaloo

Whether it's your favorite pair of blue jeans or your tube of shimmery lip gloss everyone has a "must have" item. Scrapbooking is no different. Every Monday the {SAS}sy Design Team will show you our must have item of the moment. It may be new, it could be old, but one things for sure it's a MUST HAVE and right now we can't LIVE without it!


Petaloo flowers are gorgeous and the new trims are just stunning! The {SAS}sy Store recently received the last of their order of Petaloo trims and they were definitely worth the wait! If you have not had a chance to look at the latest shipment, you can view them here. The colors are gorgeous and the designs are equally stunning! One of my favorite new Petaloo products is the Pink Floral Fabric Garland.
Here are a couple of detail pictures from some of my recent layouts:


 

Be sure to add some of the new Petaloo garlands and trims to your cart with your next purchase from the {SAS}sy Store! If you've used Petaloo products in a fun way, we'd love to see it! Upload a link to your creation to this post or to the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My {SAS}sy Mystery Grab Box!

My Mystery Grab Box from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking arrived today!  I love surprises, and these boxes are always packed with great stuff!  I love all of my mystery items and am thrilled to have paid only $44.99 for all these items.


Here is what was inside my box:
20 Different Ribbons
4 Colors of Tulle
1 Roll of Paper Tape
7 Packages of Flowers
5 Packages of Bling
2 Pens
1 Bottle of Stickles
1 Bottle of Gold Mixatives
1 Package of Brads
3 Stamps
2 Journaling Cards
2 Flourishes
1 Sticker Alphabet
2 Packages of Felt Embellishments
2 Packages of Chipboard

All of these items are from my favorite manufacturers including Prima Marketing, Lily Bee, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Queen & Company, Paper Trunk, Adornit, Bazzill, Glitz Designs, Pink Paislee, Sakura, Teresa Collins and Ranger!  My only disappointment with my box is that it did not contain the $50 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store.  That means the gift certificate is still available!  Will it be in your box?  No two boxes are identical, but I hope I have convinced you to purchase one for yourself.  Stop by the {SAS}sy store and order your box before they sell out!

All American Beauty - {SAS}sy Inspiration Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: 7 Gypsies, Daisy D's, Pink Paislee
Chipboard: Scenic Route
Cardstock Stickers: Pink Paislee
Ink: Ranger

I created this layout for the July Inspiration Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. You know you’re a scrapbooker when you take everyday things and draw inspiration from them to create a layout. For this challenge, we will be using everyday items like magazine ads, clothing, food packaging or word prompts as our source of inspiration.

The challenge this week is to use the vintage patriotic greeting shown below as inspiration for your layout. You are free to adapt it to any size you prefer – just have fun with it! (Your finished product should resemble the ad.) You can use any supplies you want. Have fun, mix it up, rotate the sketch and add embellishments…whatever makes you happy.

All participants of this challenge will be entered into a random drawing for an extra 10% off coupon to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store! Entries are due by midnight PST on Friday 7/29/11. A winner will be drawn sometime on Saturday. Please feel free to upload your work to the INSPIRATION Challenge section of the Creative Gallery and link your image to the {SAS}sy Blog.

Here is your inspiration:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Humor Returns ATC

Supplies:
Paper: Hambly Screen Prints
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Clearsnap
Other: Book Text

I made another ATC for my slowly growing collection.  Scrapbook News and Review Magazine had a call for found poetry ATCs and this is what I created.  I cut text from one of my favorite books, Wuthering Heights, and made my own poem.

Vexations flourishing into the wind,
Like the flakes of a snow shower.
My spirits displaced no further,
Humour returned for another visit.

If you would like to start creating more mixed media projects, Scrapbook News and Review Magazine has wonderful step-by-step tutorials, both on their front page and inside each issue of the magazine, at a variety of skill levels.  Join the Mixed Media group and share you work and don't forget to submit your projects for a real chance at getting published!

I can count on SNR to have an exciting call each month that pushes me to step out of my comfort zone. SNR is always looking for artwork at a variety of skill levels and styles. Check out the current calls for a real chance to be published!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Must Have Monday: {SAS}sy Mystery Grab Boxes!

Whether it's your favorite pair of blue jeans or your tube of shimmery lip gloss everyone has a "must have" item. Scrapbooking is no different. Every Monday the {SAS}sy Design Team will show you our must have item of the moment. It may be new, it could be old, but one things for sure it's a MUST HAVE and right now we can't LIVE without it!

The popular Embellishment Mystery Grab Boxes are back and we know you will love them! Each box is packed with embellishments from various manufacturers such as Prima Marketing, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Queen & Company, Paper Trunk, Adornit, Bazzill, Glitz Designs, Pink Paislee and many more! Best of all, 1 lucky person will find a $50 Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Gift Certificate in their box! These boxes are easily valued at over $130 but you can order yours now for only $44.99! Supplies are limited on these outstanding boxes.

Please enjoy a sneak peek! No two boxes are identical, however there are similar embellishments in each box. These boxes are packed in USPS Flat Rate Boxes. If we are able to ship them at a lower cost to you, we will adjust shipping down when possible to lower your shipping costs. Likewise, if you are ordering multiple boxes we will try and combine the boxes to lower the shipping costs to you. No additional discounts or promotions are valid on these boxes since they are already greatly reduced.


Embellishment Mystery Grab Boxes are in the {SAS}sy Store now and are only available while supplies last. These boxes have always been a hit and don't last long so if you are interested in one head on over to the {SAS}sy Store and order yours now. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking July Reveal!

I always love the supplies I get to work with for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking! This month I had a wonderful mix of the new Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park collection and the new Webster's Pages Trendsetter collection. They work so well together! I was able to create some fun girly layouts as well as some pages about my husband. There is gray in both of these collections, which pairs beautifully with the bright colors.

My daughter Scarlett loves the large pond at our favorite Florida State Park, especially all of the fish swimming around in the water.  She could spend hours watching them.


I love the texture of this Elizabeth Park Decorative Edge Cardstock! There are two fabulous prints on this cardstock, a subtle music pattern and two beautiful flower clusters.  I used this cardstock on two layouts.  For this page I carefully cut the white edge from the cardstock and used the inner yellow piece for this layout.  I really wanted the beautiful floral pattern to pop so I outlined the print with markers and added some embellishments.



I fell in love with my brother's new dog on my trip home to visit family.  It was great to hold him as he slept!


I had so much fun embellishing this layout and the Elizabeth Park Cardstock Stickers made it really easy.  I also added the group of potted flowers. the watering can, the bird and birdhouse.  I embellished the stickers with rhinestones and pearls.


I'm dating myself with the title of this layout!  I hope I'm not the only one who remembers the song "Dial My Heart" by The Boys.  The telephones and numbers from the Webster's Pages Trendsetter collection are so fun and worked well for this masculine page!



The Webster's Pages "Handsome Vintage" paper is my favorite piece from the Trendsetter collection.  I love the car and the beautiful tree and didn't want to cover either of those designs, so I fussy cut them for use on this layout.  The white piece of cardstock is the outer edge from the Elizabeth Park Decorative Edge Cardstock that I cut for use on my "Bloom" page.


The Petaloo flowers I used in this cluster are gorgeous!  If you have not looked at the fabulous collection of new Petaloo products in the {SAS}sy Store, what are you waiting for?  I highly recommend both the Canterbury Roses and the Fabric Floral Garlands!


My oldest daughter Claire is all about dressing up and practicing her poses.  It's a bonus for her if someone is taking her photo!


The models from the Webster's Pages Trendsetter collection are all different and were the perfect embellishment for this page!  I added a Webster's Pages Whimsy Lotus Bloom to each model.  The size is perfect and I love the variety of colors that come in one package!


Claire also loves to dance!  I used the center part of the Lily Bee "Pear Stationary" to fill in the Elizabeth Park Decorative Edge Cardstock for my "Go" layout.  I was left with a fun negative piece.  I cut the paper down the center and flipped the outer edges of the paper to the middle of my page, making two "frames" for my photos.


I used the packaging from my Petaloo Pink Floral Fabric Garland to make an embellished dress form for my layout.  Check back later this month for a tutorial!


My last layout features my husband.  Once I saw the Elizabeth Park "Flutter By" paper, I knew I wanted to use the butterflies in a creative way.  I used less than a half sheet of the paper for the butterflies on this page.


I used the Tim Holtz "Concerto" mask on this page with some watered-down gesso to add the music pattern to my paper.  I really like the Alphabet Stickers by Webster's Pages.  Each sheet includes over 350 pieces, in four colors and two different sizes.  These letter stickers are also repositionable for 30 minutes before becoming permanent, which I a wonderful feature for a person like me who likes to move elements around on the page!


I had a blast creating these layouts and I hope you enjoyed them!  For a larger selection of my work or to see the supplies used in these layouts please visit my gallery in the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Angel Breeze - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
SCR9027 - English Riviera - Lilac
PCT1214 - English Riviera - With Love - Lilac Paper Craft Toppers
PPTW1N1 - Brown Buttons

Other Supplies:
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Pearls: Prima
Die-Cut Font: ProvoCraft Harmony
Tools: Cuttlebug

I love the holographic details on this English Riviera paper by Kanban Crafts!  My daughter Scarlett had a great time picking dandelions while we were on vacation in May.  I found a beautiful poem by Helen Barron Bostwick.  Here is a little excerpt:

Pale little Dandelion,
In her white shroud,
Heareth the angel-breeze
Call from the cloud;
Tiny plumes fluttering
Make no delay;
Little winged Dandelion
Soareth away.


Even the die-cut flowers have holographic details!  To stay informed of all the latest Kanban news and to see more projects from the talented design team, follow us on Facebook! If you are attending the CHA Summer Trade Show, stop by the Kanban Crafts booth to see these beautiful products in person, booth #943!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Must Have Monday: Elizabeth Park Decorative Edge Cardstock by Little Yellow Bicycle

Whether it's your favorite pair of blue jeans or your tube of shimmery lip gloss everyone has a "must have" item. Scrapbooking is no different. Every Monday the {SAS}sy Design Team will show you our must have item of the moment. It may be new, it could be old, but one things for sure it's a MUST HAVE and right now we can't LIVE without it!



My favorite piece of any paper collection is always the decorative edge cardstock. The Elizabeth Park Decorative Edge Cardstock by Little Yellow Bicycle is my new favorite!


I love the texture of this cardstock! There are two fabulous prints on this cardstock, a subtle music pattern and two beautiful flower clusters. The thick yellow line and thin black line around the edge of this cardstok are glazed.

Here is a detailed picture of one of the ways I used this cardstock on a layout.  Check back later this month for my full reveal! Be sure to add this cardstock to your cart when you purchase the Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park Collection from the {SAS}sy Store! If you've used this cardstock in a fun way, we'd love to see it! Upload a link to your creation to the {SAS}sy blog or to the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Life - {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: October Afternoon
Stickers: October Afternoon
Chipboard: Sassafras
Ribbon: Pink Paislee
Dots: Pebbles
Other: Twine, Buttons

I created this layout for the July {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. If you love sketches like we love sketches this challenge is for you! Use the sketch provided to create a layout. You are free to adapt it to any size and you can use any supplies you want. Have fun, mix it up, rotate the sketch and add embellishments, whatever makes you happy!

All participants in this challenge will be entered into a random drawing for an extra 10% off coupon to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store! Entries are due by midnight PST on Friday 7/15/11. A winner will be drawn sometime on Saturday. Please feel free to upload your work to the SKETCH section of the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery and link your image to the challenge post on the {SAS}sy blog.

Here is the July sketch:


We can't wait to see what you create!