Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Style Card Set - Kanban Crafts

 Supplies:
 Paper: Kanban Crafts
 Die-cuts: Kanban Crafts
 Acrylic: Clear Scraps
 Alcohol Ink: Ranger
 Gold Mixatives: Ranger
 Distress Stickles: Ranger
 Brad: Pink Paislee
 Ribbon: Details, Offray
 Tattered Florals Die: Sizzix
 Cuttlebug: Provo Craft

I’m always looking for new ways to make flowers for my projects and I can always find a great tutorial in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. When I first saw former SNR staffer Lisa Valentine's acrylic flowers, I was struck by how delicate and beautiful they were. I usually don’t work with acrylic, so I was excited to try something new and I loved that I could personalize my flowers to a specific color. Creating them was easy and fun. The only step I changed was the addition of gold mixatives instead of pearl mixatives. I really like that every flower I created was unique and I loved that I was able to match the color of my flowers to my paper supplies.

Here are a couple of close-up photos of my cards:



If you're looking for some fabulous tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced and are interested in purchasing a subscription to SNR Magazine, you can read all about how to do it HERE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Time For Tea Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Time For Tea Paper Craft Toppers - Aqua - PCT1499
3D Foam - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Wausau
Pearls: Michael's
Ink: Ranger
Thread: Iris

How cute is this tea cup card set from Kanban Crafts?!  Once my girls saw these cards they immediately wanted to send them out as invitations for a princess tea party.  These cards came together quickly.  The set comes with die-cut flowers for each tea cup, a tea tag for each tea cup and several different sentiments.  I really love the gold embossing!



If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

SNR's Prima Event - Going On Now!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's mini-event featuring Prima's Sweet Fairy collection is now live on the SNR forum!  There is a lot of stunning eye-candy as well as some seriously fabulous tutorials and classes at this event! Come see how the SNR staffers put a different twist on the soft, whimsical and romantic style of the Sweet Fairy collection.

Artwork was created by SNR staffers:

Wendy Greenaway
Pam Maas
Fabi Ormerod
Dana Tatar
Lucy Chesna
Candace Lawlor

The event is on the SNR forum, along with the Rubbernecker Stamps event, which will no longer be available as of next Wednesday. Take a look now while you still can.

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love and praise for the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy On The Ears


Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Design
 Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
 Flower: Petaloo
 Hearts: Colorbok
 Music Note Stencil: Tim Holtz
 Alcohol Ink: Ranger
 Miscellaneous: Glass Beads


I had a lot of fun creating this page about one of my favorite artists of all time, Chris Cornell.  This paper by Glitz Design is the perfect balance of grunge and color and the music note background and singing birds are great embellishments.  I made a music note base for my title using a Tim Holtz mask as a stencil and I love the way it turned out!  If you're not familiar with Chris's music, be sure to give him a listen.  He's easy on the eyes and the ears!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Me - Creative Soup Fun in the Sun Crop

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Paper: Sassafras
Letters: American Crafts
Stickers: Sassafras
Doily: Hallmark
Chipboard: Pink Paislee
Rub-on: Glitz Design
Mist: Clearsnap
Ink: Ranger
Other: Staples, Tissue Paper, Twine

I created this layout for Creative Soup's Fun in the Sun Crop.  Kim's challenge requires the use of a color palette from Design Seeds, one of my favorite sites for color palettes.  Purple and navy always catches my eye.  I used one of my favorite photos of myself that was taken last summer while I was in Chicago for Lollapolooza.  A long weekend without the kids was wonderful and I felt as free as a bird!  I was also thrilled to hear music from some of my favorite bands, both old and new.

Here is the color palette that inspired this layout:


If you are looking for some fun challenges, the crop runs until Saturday, August 27th.  There are plenty of prize packages up for grabs and the challenges and artwork from the Creative Team are really inspiring!


Kanban Crafts Warehouse Clearance Event!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tulip Card Set - Kanban Crafts


Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Floral Tapestry Frame - Blueberry - CRD1359
Floral Tapestry - Tulip - paper Craft Toppers - PCT1742
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Ric Rac: Prima

I know I say it every week, but I love all the die-cut layers on the Kanban Crafts Card Sets!  I created two cards with the Floral Tapestry set.  These cards are quick to put together and easy to embellish with your own personal touch.

If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Boo! - Reminisce Card Sketch Challenge

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Reminisce
Sticker: Reminisce
Rox: Queen & Company

I created this super cute card for the current Reminisce Card Sketch Challenge.  My oldest daughter just picked out her Halloween costume and she's going to be a witch.  I've had witches on the brain lately so the Reminisce Miss Halloween collection was a perfect fit for this sketch challenge!

Here is the sketch I used as inspiration for this card:


One creative participant will win a Reminisce prize pack and have their image featured on the blog!  Wouldn't that be a treat?!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SNR's Nikki Sivils and Prickley Pear Events - Going On Now!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's fifth manufacturer sponsored event featuring Nikki Sivils is now live on the SNR forum! You must check out the adorable paper and embellishment collections. Check out the 90+  fun and whimsical projects as well as the inspiring tutorials created by SNR staffers:

Azura Alyssa
Dana Tatar
Fabi Ormerod
Heidi Myers
Jenn Borgeson
Lucy Chesna
Margie Higuchi
Maureen Esquillo-Kao
Pam Maas
Tracey Wilson
Christy Butters
Barb Craft
Candace Lawlor
Margie Higuchi

The event is on the SNR forum, along with the SRM Stickers event which will no longer be available as of next Wednesday. Take a look now while you can.

There are three insanely cute prize packages featuring five of Nikki's adorable patterned paper and embellishment collections. Just comment on the forum or front page or send an email to games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com for your chance to win!

SNR’s sixth event featuring Prickley Pear Stamps is also live on the SNR forum. The Prickley Pear stamps with matching dies are out of this world, and you're going to be truly impressed with the artwork our staffers have created! Check out the 50+ beautiful and jaw-dropping projects as well as the inspiring tutorials created by SNR staffers:


Jamie Pope
Lucy Chesna
Scarlett Salamone
Candace Lawlor
Heidi Myers
Jenn Borjeson
Christy Butters
Maureen Esquillo-Kao
Tracey Wilson

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love and praise for the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Digits

Supplies:
Paper: Pink Paislee
Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
Brads: Bazzill
Thread: Iris

I LOVE this number print that is part of the Pink Paislee Daily Junque Collection!  I've been trying to be better at creating pages about myself and this was one really fun!  Here are my digits:

1 - Love
2 - Girls
3 - Wishes
4 - Dreams
6 - Secrets
7 - Lucky Number
8 - Goals
9 - Fears
0 - Regrets

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SNR's SRM Stickers Event - Going On Now!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's fourth manufacturer sponsored event featuring SRM Stickers is now live on the SNR forum!  The SRM event  includes a lovely smattering of their super easy to apply clear stickers with themes such as birthdays and celebrations, thank you and congratulations, seasons and holidays, and more.

Check out the 50+ fun and whimsical projects as well as the inspiring tutorials created by SNR staffers:

Azura Alyssa
Corrie Jones
Dana Tatar
Fabi Ormerod
Heidi Myers
Jenn Borjeson
Lucy Chesna
Margie Higuchi
Maureen Esquillo-Kao
Pam Maas
Tracey Wilson

The event is on the SNR forum, along with the We R Memory Keepers event which will no longer be available as of Saturday. Take a look now while you can.

There are six super cute sticker packs to give away! Just comment on the SNR forum or front page or send an email to games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com!  Also, if you hop onto SRM's blog, you can enter for a chance to win one of six prizes featuring their new CHA-Summer 2011 stickers! BE SURE TO MENTION SNR MAGAZINE IN YOUR COMMENT OR YOU WON'T BE ELIGIBLE.

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love and praise for the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you. Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scrap Attack Store Liquidation Sale!

Lauri has decided to hang up her scissors and is liquidating the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking online store. Over the next few months the entire online store will be liquidated and prices will be slashed until all inventory is gone. Products are only available while supplies last and all sales are final so shop early for best selection. Orders will be shipped daily so you can continue to receive your items quickly. If you are interested in purchasing full lots or items in bulk, please contact ScrapAttackScrapbooking-at-msn.com.

Currently all items (even clearance items) are 25% off! Simply use coupon code SAS25 at checkout for the liquidation sale discount to be applied. Due to the nature of this sale you can only use 1 promotional discount per order.

SNR's August 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.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frou Frou Birthday Card Set - Kanban Crafts



Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Pink Lace - CRD1565
Frames Paper Craft Toppers - PCT1429
Birthday Treats Paper Craft Toppers - PCT1426
3D Foam Pans - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Paint: Tulip
Other: Ribbon

These ladies are tres chic and part of the new Kanban Crafts release!  I can't get enough of Kanban's layered die-cut card sets.  Not only are they fun to assemble, they look totally fabulous.  I think my favorite element from this card set are the two dogs!

Below are some detail shots of the layers of die-cuts.



If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

SNR's We R Memory Keepers Event - Going On Now!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine’s third manufacturer sponsored event featuring We R Memory Keepers is now live on the SNR forum! Get ready to be dazzled by the variety of the following charming and whimsical collections: Fiesta, Travel Light, Tres Elegant and Yankee Doodle.


Check out the fantastic projects as well as the inspiring tutorials and classes created by SNR staffers:

Azura Alyssa
Missy Backues
Jenn Borjeson
Carey Bridges
Christy Butters
Lucy Chesna
Barb Craft
Margie Higuchi
Corrie Jones
Maureen Esquillo-Kao
Candace Lawlor
Pam Maas
Fabi Ormerod
Jamie Pope
Scarlett Salamone
Dana Tatar
Tracey Wilson

With so many staffers and so many unique styles, there is definitely something to delight everyone! The event is viewable from the SNR forum, along with the TaDa event which will no longer be available as of next Wednesday. Take a look now while you can.

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love and praise for the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you. Enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

5 Weeks In The Field

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper
Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Chipboard: Crate Paper
 Die-cuts: Crate Paper
 Stickers: Crate Paper
 Thread: Iris
 Mist: Clearsnap
 Pen: Zig
 Miscellaneous: Name Tape, Staples

I bought the Crate Paper Toy Box collection specifically for the camouflage paper, helicopters and green army men.  I had a lot of fun making a military themed layout with my husband's old field training photos from his freshman year of college ROTC.  I'm very lucky that my husband is in the engineering field in the USAF and therefore doesn't see much action and has never been deployed.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he is able to stay close to home for the rest of his career.  A big thank you to all the service members who serve this great country at home and abroad!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SNR's TaDa Creative Studios Event - Going On Now!


Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's second manufacturer sponsored event, featuring several awesome collections from TaDa Creative Studios, is now available for your viewing pleasure! The collections include Big Top, Bountiful Blooms, Goody Two Shoes, Holly Jolly and Sizzling Summer.

Go check out the gorgeous projects as well as the inspiring tutorials and classes created by SNR staffers:

Dana Tatar
Tracey Wilson
Lucy Chesna
Christy Butters
Mo Esquillo-Kao
Heidi Myers
Candace Lawlor

The event is on the forum, along with the Crate Paper event which will no longer be available as of Saturday. Take a look now while you can!

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love and praise for the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking August Reveal!

My August design kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking featured the Prima Reflections Collection! The Reflections collection is packed with gorgeous jewel tone colors and beautiful designs. One thing I love about this collection is the mix of detailed designs and  simple subtle patterns.  At first glance, the colors of this line remind me of fall, but once I started scrapping I was amazed at the versatility of this collection.

The browns and blues in this collection are perfect for beach pages!


I made a rolled ribbon flower for fun.  Also, the blue Marri Flowers by Prima, shown below, are two-layered and pull apart easily if you are looking to stretch your embellishments!


I cut this beautiful floral design from the Prima Shalimar cardstock.  I really like the lace border and small blue flowers I added for a pop of color.
Photo Credit: Rhonda C. Schaefer

I cut the golden flowers, leaves and butterflies from patterned paper for this layout.  Even though this is a masculine page, I wanted to include flowers and butterflies.  The Scarlet Silk Roses by Zva Creative are the perfect shade of red!


I couldn't resist scrapping a photo of my basset hound, Scamp.  The colors and patterns of the Recollections papers are so regal, which make them perfect for masculine pages of your favorite boy, man or canine!  I had a lot of fun with layers on this page and hand-stamped the small letters of the title.  The Canterbury Collection of Vines by Petaloo are one of my new favorite embellishments!


The little cutie is my nephew Dylan.  This collection is perfect for fall photos.  I cut the diamond designs from this paper and used them on the above layout.  What was left is a lace of sorts, which I think made an interesting background for this page.


I love the Prima Pebbles for a fun embellished flower center!


This is one of my favorite photos of my Grandparents.  The birds and flourish prints were just perfect for a love birds page.  My Grandparents were married for over 60 years before my Grandfather passed away.  I hope I'm as lucky as them!

Photo Credit: Bak Photography

The Prima Marri Flowers and the Zva Creative Scarlet Silk Roses blended together perfectly.  There are several patterned paper designs that contain leaves that can be cut to help fill out flower clusters.


Another fall layout here featuring my youngest daughter in her favorite dress at the time.


The Brown Prima Say It In Pearls & Crystals are one of my favorite embellishments. This design has flourishes and leaves and can be easily cut into several pieces for use in several spots.  I love the small brown flower clusters as flower centers!


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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rosanna Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Supplies:
Bella Fiori - Rosanna Delights - PCT1899
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Pearls: Zva Creative
Flower: Making Memories
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Ranger

Kanban Supplies:
Bella Fiori - Rosanna Delights - PCT1899
Victoriana Lace Butterflies - PCT1891
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Pearls: Zva Creative
Rhinestones: Zva Creative
Ribbon: Offray
Lace: Prima
Ink: Ranger

I am in love with all of the new Kanban Crafts collections!  If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page.  I created both of these beautiful cards using just one card set!  I love the soft floral prints, dress forms and gold foiling!  I embellished the dress forms with pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, and flowers to help make these cards extra special.



Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

SNR's Crate Paper Event - Going On Now!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's first manufacturer sponsored event, featuring four incredibly beautiful Crate Paper collections, Emma's Shoppe, Neighborhood, Portrait and Toy Box, is going on now! This event features over 100 pieces of artwork, including layouts, cards, mixed media pieces and hybrid projects!

The SNR staffers who lovingly created projects for the SNR/Crate Paper Event are:

Barb Craft
Carey Bridges
Christy Butters
Corrie Jones
Dana Tatar
Fabi Omerod
Heidi Myers
Jenn Borjeson
Lucy Chesna
Margie Higuchi
Missy Backues
Mo Esquillo-Kao
Pam Maas
Scarlett Salamone
Tracey Wilson

All artwork, tutorials and classes are divided by collection. You can find fabulous eye candy under the Inspiration threads as well as fun, lively and technique laden tutorials and classes in each mini forum.

We can't wait for you to see everything and take it all in! Over the course of the events, there will be plenty of chances to win really cool prizes, two of the best prizes are gift certificates to your favorite online scrapbook/stamp store! The more you participate, the more chances you'll have to win! You can earn extra chances by commenting on our front page on Monday's on reveal night projects and by leaving comments at each event. The first winner will be chosen at the end of August and the second at the end of September. Good luck and have fun!

Here's how the events will work. Each Monday night, we'll reveal the current paper crafting companies for the week. On average, there will be two per week. We'll even tempt your senses with a beautiful project for each company complete with step-by-step instructions.  Each week, one event will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST. The other(s) will be held on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. EST.  The events will be viewable for one week only, so if you want to see all the cool projects and take part in the classes and tutorials, you'll need to hop on before it all disappears. It's important to note that once a new event debuts, the old one will no longer be viewable.

In total, there will be 27 scrapbook and stamp companies and there will be more revealed in the fall. Games and contests will be sprinkled liberally throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for more information and your chance to win some seriously cool products and prizes!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer - {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: Fancy Pants, GCD Studios, Studio Calico
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Felt: Creative Imaginations
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft
Stickers: Adornit, Jenni Bowlin
Flower: Petaloo

I created this layout for the August {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 8/19/11. 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 August sketch:


We can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hug or Two - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Duo Quilt - Blue - SCR9008
Billy On Skateboard - PCT9225
Billy In Combats - PCT9224
Gingham Sentiments - Blue - PCT9558
Patch Sentiments - Blue - PCT9236
Buttons - PPTWIN1

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Thread: Iris
Other: Buttons, Ric Rac

The Billy collection of die-cuts by Kanban Crafts are some of my favorites and are perfect for use when I'm scrapping one of my nephews.  I love the dimension that can be achieved with layering these die-cuts and I was happy to find a photo of my nephew in a similar outfit to the one printed on the Billy die-cut!  Kanban Crafts also offers a girl version of these die-cuts, Bonnie, for the little ladies in your life!


I thought it would be fun to embellish the button print paper with buttons for extra interest.  The ric rac trim matches the foil stitching on the Duo Quilt paper.  The sentiment card reads: If I really need a hug or two, I know that I can depend on you. 

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Must Have Monday: Vintage Trinkets by Prima

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!




Prima's Vintage Trinkets are great for making one-of-a-kind jewelry and altered art items, but they can also be used creatively on a scrapbook layout.  The trinkets can easily be attached to a chain with some jump rings or attached to a piece of ribbon or twine.  Shown below are a couple of detailed photos of how I used some of these beautiful trinkets.



I used Trinkets from the following packages on my layout: Id: 549749, Id: 930004 and Id: 930001. The number of Vintage Trinkets in each package varies.  The Vintage Trinkets shown in the first product photo (Id: 549749) contain 4 Trinkets in each package, one of each shown in the photo.  The Vintage Trinkets shown in the second product photo (Id: 930004) contain 11 Trinkets in each package, two each of the smaller Trinkets and one of the larger lock.  The Vintage Trinkets shown in the third product photo (Id: 930001) contain 10 Trinkets in each package, two of each shown in the photo.

Be sure to add some of the Prima Vintage Trinkets to your cart with your next purchase from the {SAS}sy Store! If you've used any of the Vintage Trinkets in a fun way, we'd love to see it! Upload a link to your creation the {SAS}sy blog or to the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery.