Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Love You Most - The International Scrapbook Garden

I'm so excited that the new The International Scrapbook Garden kits are here! My Kisses and Snowflakes Garden Kit just arrived a few days ago, and I have been going through everything, giving myself time to see what's there and figure out how I want to use all of the gorgeousness that Tracie curated.

In the meantime, I created another layout using the Autumn Hayride kit. And even though this is a fall-themed kit, this layout uses summer pictures! Yes, this kit is that versatile! And yes, I even have a process video to share with you. You can view it on my YouTube channel here.

I was able to use a lot of the Prima Amber Moon ephemera and enamel dots on this layout, and that large sequin butterfly is Prima, too. Just gorgeous. And I love how those flowers are colors that could be fall but could also be summer.

The papers I chose were the Pion Design paper with the sunflowers, and then there was a Kaisercraft paper with strips that had a strip of pears that I thought was very summery. So I was really impressed with the way this kit was able to translate through the seasons.

I have yet to use it to make a Christmas/winter layout, but some of the other talented design team members have done it, and there were some really pretty red flowers and pine cones in the kit, so I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I move on to that season next.

Don't forget to visit The International Scrapbook Garden shop to get your hands on this kit and the brand new kits, too!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thank You for Being a Friend - Cheeky Studio Recipe Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Cheeky Studio! Because I like to cook, I figured I would "cook" up a recipe challenge for the Cheeky Studio scrappers. It's going to be a lot of fun to see how everyone uses the ingredients on this list. I found that the elements in the Cheeky Studio Valentine's Day 2018 kit worked perfectly for completing this!

So let this inspire you however you want! Here's my take on the challenge, and, of course, head over to the Cheeky Studio Facebook Group to see what the rest of the design team and group members came up with!

You can also read more about how I made this layout on the Cheeky Studio blog today! Head on over and check it out!

Monday, January 15, 2018

I've Got Your Back Scrapbook Layout

I'm still making headway getting myself caught up. Right now I am up to May/June of 2017. (Well, I still have the 2015 vacation album to do, but I'm not even counting that. Oh, and I still have our mini break of April 2017 to do...)

Here is a quick layout I put together using the American Crafts Jen Hadfield collection plus some Lindy's Stamp Gang Green with Envy Green spray. It's all about my daughter and her love of her stuffed Boo, the World's Cutest Dog.

I love everything in this collection, and when I saw the wood grain cut apart with the words "I've Got Your Back", I knew I had my title.

I used washi tape, stickers, and the border strips of the 12x12 paper to create little embellishment clusters in the corners of the page.

And I sprayed the Lindy's spray all over to add some fun shimmer and shine. I like the effect that it gives. It really is so shiny.

I also like the 3-D banner tags that come in this collection, so I used one on this layout along with a sticker of a girl in profile. I thought that was fitting seeing as how this layout is about a girl.

So that's it. Maybe next time I will have a process video for you. MAYBE.

Anyone want to be subsidize my paycheck so that I can become a full-time scrapbooker? :)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The International Scrapbook Garden NEW Kits Available

If you haven't heard, the new January/February kits from The International Scrapbook Garden are here. And to usher in these new kits, there is also a sketch and mood board challenge that you can play along with in the Facebook group!

You can get all of the details for this challenge in this blog post here. And all of the details about the brand new kits can be found in that blog post, too.

I'm super excited for these kits. The Toolshed kit is called Winter Adventures, and it looks like the perfect kit for your skiing, sledding, and outdoorsy pictures! Here is a picture of the main kit.

And the Garden kit is called Kisses and Snowflakes. It's pink and purple, with some teals in the bonus paper kit, which is perfect for those wintry holiday photos and when you're gearing up for the Valentine's Day photos. Here's what comes in the main kit.

Make sure to visit The International Scrapbook Garden website to see all of the bonus kits, too! There are some really great bonus chipboards, embellishments, mixed media supplies, and more! You'll definitely want to get these kits. They are awesome.

And stay tuned to this blog for more on the Kisses and Snowflakes kit. I'll have some projects to share with you soon!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Spring Has Sprung Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday! It is actually starting to feel like spring again here. Ha ha! Well, the temperatures got above freezing, so I will take what I can get. In the meantime, I'm sharing a layout I created just for me using some leftover bits and pieces from The International Scrapbook Garden summer kit, some of my new scrapbooking tools, and some stuff from my stash.

These are pictures of my daughter last May on the baby swing at the playground. She loves to swing!

I am so glad with the way this turned out. This is an example of what can happen when I take the time to go through my stash and search for just the right elements to complete the layout. I didn't have a whole lot left from my summer International Scrapbook Garden kit, but I really loved the papers that I did have left over. Luckily, I had some spring-themed stickers, ribbon, and enamel dots in my stash that were just the right sentiments and colors to fit with the layout.

And then I also used my clear gesso and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Yodeling Yellow to create a mixed media background behind my photos to make up for a lack of extra paper. I love the texture that it gives this layout.

Add in a few spritzes of Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray in Hibiscus Rose and the layout is complete!

Aside from the drying time waiting for my mixed media elements, this layout came together very quickly. I love it!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scrappy Things with Cook Scrap Craft Part 4

In case you missed it, I've been doing Facebook Live videos on the Cook Scrap Craft Facebook page to talk about all things scrapbooking. I thought I would also turn those videos into blog posts to ensure that everybody has a chance to see the videos and see what's going on in my scrappy world.

This week's installment, which you can view here as a YouTube video, is all about the new scrapbooking tools that I purchased from a local scrapbook store called Scrapbook Factory in O'Fallon, Illinois. Definitely check it out if you're in the area.

So what did I get? Prima Clear Gesso, an embossing heat tool, a VersaMark stamp pad, and two stencils from Echo Park and Die Cuts with a View. Find out more in the video:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Hands & Feet - Cheeky Studio

Hey all! There's a new post up over at the Cheeky Studio blog featuring one of my layouts. I'm using the beautiful and bright Cheeky Studio Wild Flowers ephemera.

For more details, head on over to the blog, and then make sure to visit the Cheeky Studio shop and use the code CookScrap10 for a discount on your purchase! There is also a freebie through the end of this month: purchases over $35 receive a free Glamper calendar. (It's so cute!)