Monday, February 19, 2018

Dream ~ International Scrapbook Garden "Kisses and Snowflakes" Debut

Hello there, everyone!
Thanks for bearing with me during the very long process of packing, moving and unpacking. It's gone on far too long ... but we are finally getting settled.

I'm here today with my DT debut of The International Scrapbook Garden Kisses and Snowflakes kits.
I have recently joined the Design Team there and will be designing with the Garden Kit.
They have such beautiful Kits with gorgeous supplies including bonus kits ... and they focus on the "harder to find" international paper collections.



So, here is my first project where I'm using the 7 Dots Boardwalk paper as my base. Love this paper!
The photo is of my granddaughter MacKayla working with her horses in the bitter Kentucky cold. I hoped for a frosty look, so there is lots of shine that doesn't quite come across in photos. After doing some background mixed media work using the Bonus Kit supplies, I started layering and adding my embellishments.

Here is a photo of the Main Kit and a link to the store.
Kisses and Snowflakes kits




Here are some close-ups:


On the background I've used clear gesso to prime, then pushed super heavy gesso through the Prima Stencil included in the Embellishment Bonus Kit. Then I added depth with the Main Kit Kaiser Craft stamp using both black ink as well as the purple Color Philosophy found in the Mixed Media Kit.


I added color of course, using the Shimmerz Vibez in Grape Escape from the Mixed Media Kit.
It pairs beautifully with the Purple Prills from the Main Kit. I grabbed embellishments from all the various kits but was sure to include the Prima Zelle Teal Ephemera.


I adore the wood veneer snowflakes from the Main Kit! I've tucked them in amongst my flowers which are from both the Main Kit and from the Flower add-on.


Scrapberry makes the most divine Flair and these are included in the Main Kit. And there are lots of pearls and rhinestones to embellish. with.


Just a couple of views from the side. The colors all played so well together!


Here is a list of supplies used:
7 Dots Northern Light Board Games
7 Dots Northern Lights Frosted
7 Dots Northern Light Tags
7 Dots Northern Lights Die Cut Elements
7 Dots Northern Lights Word Stickers
KaiserCraft Clear Stamp PS I Love You
KaiserCraft Teal Pearls
Dovecraft Perfectly Pink Adhesive Gems
Shimmerz Grape Escape Vibez
Prima Stencil #585020
Prima Color Philosophy Poison Love
Scrapberry Create Wonder Flair
Plum Crazy Prills
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Prima Flowers #597153
Prima Sweet Peppermint Leaves #590680
Petaloo Mixed Blooms
Silver Flowers
Wood Veneer Snowflakes
Prima Attic Dust and Blossom Red Chalk Edger
Prima Zella Teal Ephemera

The Bonus Kit:








Thanks for coming by today!
I'm so happy to be scrapping again!!!

If you are looking for a new Kit Club, I can highly recommend checking us out HERE Also, we have a Facebook Group which is a growing community for kit subscribers and other crafters.

Hugs,
Sandi




Saturday, February 10, 2018

New Design Team - woohoo!

Hello, everyone! 

Been keeping this one under my hat for a long while now ... but can finally share the news! I've been asked to join the Design Team at The International Scrapbook Garden! They specialize in including some of the harder to find international papers ... and my first DT Garden Kit was to die for! Bonus, I'm super duper excited to be designing alongside some of my former teammates, squeal! And gaining some new friends! My first blogpost will be on the 16th using some gorgeous 7 Dots Studio, can't wait! Please hop on over and join our FB community! Wheeeeee! Thank you Tracie Millette-Shuman!



Happy creating!
Sandi


Monday, January 15, 2018

Hello, hello! I'm scrapping again!


Hello, hello! 
It's been awhile, huh? 
I'm finally getting my new house unpacked and gradually working on all my projects. It takes a while to get settled in a new home. About the time you think you're done, you find something else that needs attention. 

Anyway, the other day I pulled out an old My Creative Scrapbook Kit and had myself a little fun playing! For inspiration I used the My Creative Scrapbook sketch by Laura Whitaker that was the Dec 16 to Jan 15 one. It's a stunner! 


I love how sketches allow you to incorporate them with any style of scrapbooking. Although this looks more clean and simple, it worked great for my more shabby chic style. 

The photos are of my niece and her daughter. Papers and embellishments are  Crate Paper. The chipboard title is by Blue Fern Studios. 

Here's a few close-ups:





It was so relaxing to get creative with paper!
I'm anxious to make more time for scrapping, so see you soon. 

Thanks for coming by! 
Sandi 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Card and Tag Set ~ Scraps of Elegance

Hello, hello! 

Sandi here with you today ... 
What a lovely weekend we had here in Texas .. and now it's time to get back to business, right? 


Today I'm sharing a fun card and tag set that I created using the September Scraps of Elegance Kit "Falling Leaves."  I'm always needing a card of some sort around here and having a co-ordinating tag for a gift is a real plus!



For the card I've primarily used Blue Fern Studios Apricot and Amber collection along with flowers and embellishments from Prima's Amber Moon collection. Papers include Amber and Apricot Birdsong and Friendship as well as a small strip of Amber Moon's Pumpkin Season. The co-ordinating chipboard pieces are Blue Fern Studios and are found in the Elements add-on. I've tucked in lots of small bits of Prima's ephemera also from the Elements add-on. Flowers are all from the Floral add-on. Those wonderful Blue Fern Studios seedlings are from your amazing Main Kit! 



Just a little close-up of the seedlings and other details. 



Don't overlook the sweet leaf brad found in the Main Kit. Those add such a nice touch and are part of your Main Kit. 



I might have to keep this tag for myself because it just makes me happy! 
I went crazy on layers with Prima's Amber Moon ... Autumn Sunset (both sides), Pumpkin Love and Into the Woods. Punching the edges is so fun when you're doing tags and gives them such a great finished touch. Next I added layers of notecards and ephemera along with the Amber Moon flowers from the floral add-on. 



Here's a little close-up view. I've included the ribbon from the Main Kit but I snipped it really narrow for my use here and just tucked it in. 



Just a little dab of gesso and some tulle (stash) to complete the look. 



Here is that wonderful Main Kit. Please visit the Store to see which Kits Melinda still has in stock. Also there are lots of basic scrapping supplies there as well. 

See you soon! 


XO
Sandi

Monday, October 16, 2017

Busy as a Bee ~ Scraps of Elegance September Kit

Hello, everyone! 

Sandi here with you today sharing an Autumn inspired, masculine layout created with the Scraps of Elegance September Kit "Falling Leaves." 


This layout features sweet grandson Joseph at the petting zoo. It was in my "to scrap" pile and I thought it would be perfect for these bright orange tones. I love a good pop of orange although I tend to do more peach or coral. But this looks amazing on autumn-themed paper! And paired with golds and brown ... yummy, so perfect! 

I went simple in design this time and only did a small amount of gesso splattering ... otherwise clean and simple on this one. I've paired Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot "Flora" and "Chapters" to complete my layers along with some of the co-ordinating chipboard pieces. I've also added the Blue Fern Studios Pretty Pumpkins chipboard which is found in the Chipboard add-on. 


I doubled my floral add-on this month because I wanted to have plenty, plenty .. well, a surplus actually, lol. They look so beautiful used here with my sweet boy! And there is one of the Pretty Pumpkins peeking out there which was altered using the Brusho in Sandstone from the Color add-on. 


My photo layers (and the florals) were from Prima's Amber Moon collection which pairs so nicely with the Blue Fern Studios products. 


A few pieces of the co-ordinating chipboard goes a long way in creating a co-hesive page. You may recall that the amber stones by Prima were found in the Elements add-on Kit. And ... I love the silk leaves from the Main Kit ... so perfect for layering. 


In reality, I am not quite ready for Fall just because it so quickly fades to Winter around here. And I am not a fan of Winter at all. But I have to admit I love looking at Fall colors and Fall decor. 


This Busy as a Bee chipboard fits Joseph to a T. He's a busy boy! 

That's it from me today. Here's a photo of the Kit and a LINK to the online store, so you can check out what's available! 


Thanks for coming by! 


Sandi