Monday, May 21, 2012

We've moved the blog....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends. I just wanted to let you all know that we have officially moved the blog. You can now find us here:

The Blog Challenges have also been moved to the new blog. I've put up links for each of the May Blog Challenges on the sidebar of the new blog so that you can find them easily. Hope to see you on the new blog for daily inspiration from the Design Team. You can follow us there through RSS feed.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Banner Love

Do you like to use banners on your pages? I had admired them for months on other people's scrapbook projects before I tried one myself. Once I did, I was hooked. Now I've been making banners for months and am STILL not over them. There are SO many variations, and this is one of my favorites...a banner bursting with a hodge-podge of overlapping flags. This is also my favorite page thus far with Scraptastic's Faded Jeans kit.

The fun part of banner-making is the arranging and stacking! For this page, I cut a bunch of banner shapes from various papers...some small, some large, some thin, some wide. Then I began my layering, with larger (longer) ones on the bottom and smaller (shorter) ones on the top. I cut the tickets from one of the kit papers to add to my banner, and used a couple of buttons from the kit as well. After assembling the main banner, I had a few extra pieces that were hung underneath the title block to give a little continuity to the page.

I find that making banners is great way to use up all those bits and pieces of paper that are leftover from other projects. In this case, I'd completed a few layouts with my kit, and with my penchant for layering, had cut up many of the papers leaving me with lots of fodder for my banner. All those little scraps didn't go to waste.

It was so much fun creating this page. I guess it's a good thing that I don't scrap chronologically, because every other page would have a banner! But hey, there wouldn't be anything wrong with that, would there?!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Framed Sun Catcher- Weathered Spring Kit

Good morning friends, 
Pinky here with an altered project using the  Weathered Spring kit.
I thought that I would make a Framed Sun-Catcher to put in my window. 

I used a very inexpensive 1.00 frame from Michael's and 
created the frame using the scrapbook kit, then added a Sun Catcher and crystals. 

I love the look and it was so fun to make!

Friday, May 18, 2012

some new changes

Good morning my Scraptastic friends! Can you believe that another has flown by? I still can't believe that there's only 3 more weeks left of school!!! Where has the time gone?

Well, I've been a very busy girl the past few days. I've made some changes to the website....go check it out! I've still got just a few kinks to work out, but for the most part it's all done : ) I hope that you all like the new changes. There will also be a forum coming soon along with a gallery, but those are not up yet. We will also be moving this blog to the one at the website, so be sure to subscribe to the new one. You can see the new Scrapbook blog here.

The last of the June kits will be here today, which means that I will have sneaks posted for you this weekend! You won't want to miss these!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Use Your Stash - 3rd May Challenge

It's Thursday! That means a new challenge! Let's get right to it. Last week, I shared a LO using the Out of Print Scrapbook Kit. Well, this week I am continuing with that. There is a twist though.. you have to use buttons, brads and flowers on your LO. I know we all have plenty of those in our stash! I am bound and determined to use up my stash! Here is what I created...
I pulled the pinks and green from the Scrapbook kit to go with my photo of my daughter. I used a sketch from the talented Aphra Bolyer for this.
From the Scrapbook kit, I used the paper, of course, the brads and buttons.
From my stash, I found some paper flowers with the bling on them and some floss, as well as some thickers alphas for the title.
I am happy to say, I have just bits left of this kit! Yay!!

Now, go! Dig through your stash and see what you can come up with! :) Make sure to link your project back to this post. I would love to see what you created. Plus, you will get a chance at the prize for May. You have until June 6th at midnight.

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Flowers

Happy Wednesday! Michelle here... back to share another project. This weeks project was made with the Faded Jeans Scrapbook kit and add on. Originally, when I saw the sneak of this kit, I immediately thought of pages completely different than what I have been making. Upon receiving my kit and immediately tearing into it, looking through the contents, I changed my mind. The feel of this kit lead me in a different direction. Have you ever done that? See a kit and think of things, then once getting it, go a totally different direction? Today's project is all about spring and time spent together, my little family and I. The photos couldn't be anymore perfect.
See? These were just screaming to be used with this kit. The blues in the photos with the little pop of yellow from my daughter's scarf and my son's shovel, it matches so well. I used a sketch from Jana Eubank. I am just feeling so stuck with all of the 4x6 photos. So, sketches to the rescue. I used the yellow liquid pearls and filled in the centers of the shapes with it. I dug through my stash looking for more flowers, feeling they were the appropriate embellishment being they are planting flowers.
I used the OA sprinkler and colored one of my paper flowers, then taking a glimmer mist and coloring that a pale yellow. I borrowed some letters (again swapping products from the other kit) for my title. I used the clear tiny letters from the Out of Print kit. A punched butterfly with a gem to finish off my title area. Some pen stitching and layered stickers at the bottle of the LO finish it up.

I hope this has inspired you to think of different possibilities you can use your monthly scrapbook kits with.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

happy tuesday

happy tuesday scraptastic club scrappers!

hope you all are having better weather than we are here in ny!

have i told you how much i LOVE
the colors in this scrapbook kit???
oooh and the spritz!!!

so much rain lately it's hard to
take good pics of pages!
do you have an amf bowling 
center near you?
if you do sign your kids up
for the free summer bowling program!
it's easy to do online :)
it's a great thing to do on those
not so nice summer days!