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July 31, 2011

August Challenge!


I had been hoping to get my challenge posted and up yesterday but our power and water (private well run by a pump) went out and has been out for the past 20 hours! We’ve been having some nasty weather off and on here as of late so it’s been spotty. I’ll tell you what though, the first thing I did when it came back on was log-in to share with you my challenge for August! :) Important things first after all…showers can wait. Okay, not too long (it will be next on the agenda).

For my August challenge I challenge you to the following layout recipe: fabric, ribbon/twine, buttons, chipboard cardstock stickers and patterned paper (anything else you choose to use is great, just be sure to include the above as well).

This should be an easy challenge if you’re using your August kit as there is a little bit of everything included in the kit and yummy add-ons!


July 29, 2011

One Stencil 7 Different Projects

In the August add-ons this month you will find a Mask/Stencil called Zinnia from the Crafter’s Workshop.  I love what the design team did with just one stencil.  So many different ideas, so many beautiful creations.  Take a closer look at these inspirational pieces.

Anja used her stencil with a bit of molding & german glass to give her background some texture.

Nat covered the background of a piece of patterned paper with glimmer mist to create a stunning back drop for her layout.

Alissa used the same technique as Nat but on Cardstock with a beautiful red.  I love how she left a bottom edge for her journaling & a strip of patterned paper.

Christine placed the stencil on the bottom left corner to create a beautiful accent to her page.

Like Christine, i place the stencil off center and used two mists of coordinating colors to create my background.

Anna created this stunning canvas using the stencil with gesso & acrylics paints.

In this piece, i used the stencil with gesso and maya mists but only on the top half of the green cardstock.

There are so many different ways to use this beautiful stencil.  Pick one up & start playing!

July 28, 2011

August Kit Revealed: Siren’s Call

August’s kit, “Siren’s Call” is bright summer sunshine, tropical breezes and lazy vacation days all wrapped up in pretty paper, embellishments, and our exclusive Cocoa Daisy Stamp. The bold & happy colors from new lines by 7gypsies, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and K&Company will whisk you away to memories of warm summer breezes and relaxing days.

Once you see all the lush colors and great variety of embellishments you won’t be able to resist the Siren’s Call.

If you wish to make your Cocoa Daisy kit go even farther we offer a great variety of coordinating add-ons:




These and other add-ons are available first to our subscribers.  While shopping our fabulous add-ons, don’t forget to pick up some basic supplies from our boutique like stamps & adhesives.  We also offer extra cardstock each month including a basics pack.  The subscriber newsletter goes out today, July 28th at 9 pm eastern.   The kit & all the add-ons go on sale to the general public on August 1st.

July 26, 2011

More Letter Fun

The Urban Loft Kit is really my favorite so far…ok ok….till the next one I guess ;) LOL- but here is another layout I created with the kit.

For the background I used some gesso and brushed it onto the paper and then after it dried I took the Basic Grey Alphabeth in the main kit and carefully took off the left over Spacing. I place it on the background loosley – so it sticked a bit but not too much and then I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. I patted it with a paper towel and then lift the letters off again.

For the smiley face I used Sassafras Kraft in-a-stitch blossoms, took off the button – placed it ont he star and cut the blossom apart ….nice hair, huh :) ?

And of course I had ot use the awesome Jenni Bowlin Torn Paper stamp on the border again – I just love this stamp.


I think this is a good background for the photo of my godson holding a little surprise we crafted for his little brother’s first schoolday coming up .


Have a wonderful summer day :)


July 25, 2011

Summer Challenge #5

Another summer challenge has gone live today. Number 5.

This week we are mixing up our kits. We all have bits and pieces leftover each month, so this week I want to see them being used up. A bit of mixing and matching. It always feel good to use up stash and I’m sure we’ve all had that feeling when you go back to old kits, you find stuff that you had completely forgotten you had. Nows the time to go and look through and use up these bits. Have you got a sheet of stickers that you still haven’t touched or a pack of embellishments? Maybe there’s a stamp that you loved, but you still haven’t used it??

Go and take a look and use it this week and then come back and show us here.

Here’s my page using my leftovers from this months ‘Urban Loft’ and I teamed it it with the leftovers from my April Kit.

You have until Sunday 31st July, 10pm EST to play along with us. A winner will be picked next Monday and will receive a $5 voucher to spend in our online store.

For more details, see here.

Happy Scrapping : )

Lisa x


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