Saturday, August 25, 2012


Giday Dark sisters, Now you have had some time to drool over our Gorgeous August Kit Jamaican Sunset, Id like to share with you our winner of the Sketch Challenge for the Luscious July kit.
Kathy created a gorgeous layout called TRUE LOVE......
What a great use of the Kit Kathy and your first kit to boot!!!! Well done girl!!!!!

~Michelle - Mistress of Mayhem


Giday Dark sisters,
This months LOTM winner is Kathy aka KathyinAlaska with her gorgeous Entry
Once upon a time there was a Princess.

Kathy has used kit kit to great advantage and created a masterpiece...Great work Kathy!!!!!
~Michelle - Mistress of Mayhem.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jamaican Sunset - our August kit reveal!

Let me tell you, the second I saw The Scrap Cake's Summer City collection, the first thing I though of was a sunset on the beach, and where better than beautiful Jamaica?!?  And so the name of our August kit...

Jamaican Sunset

We've got bright beautiful summer colors for you in this kit, with papers from The Scrap Cake's Summer City line and My Mind's Eye's Indie Chic collection.  You'll also find the most trendy thing going now... a Chevron mask from Studio Calico and Lindy's new Flat Fabio Mist to go with it.  And have you heard of Flourish With a Bling from Australia?  Well we've got a fun Jasmine Laser Flourish included, as well as embellishments from Prima, Webster's Pages, The Scrap Cake, and My Mind's Eye.

Mixed Media is the name of the game this month, we've got a brand new add on called the Creativity Add On.  Each month we'll give you fun things to help you get a little more creative with your layouts and altered items.  Here's what we have this month:

I cannot show you this new add on without showing you a few of the GORGEOUS creations our Design Team did with it!

created by Drycha - and she's got a tutorial coming your way on this!

Renea Harrison created this beauty!
Lisa Novogrodski created this mixed media work of art!
And Karen Zueger, the Queen of Steampunk, made this gorgeous piece!

And of course, what would a new kit be without the ever-inspirational sketch from Suepup that accompanies it?

Every month, I look forward to seeing what our DT did with the sketch... here are a few of their interpretations:

Jennifer Snyder
Lisa Novogrodski
Renea Harrison
As always, if you'd like to see the rest of the kit and it's add ons, as well as a beautiful slideshow of all the DT's work with this kit, stop by our website!

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you create something beautiful today!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meet our August Guest Designer!

I'm so excited to let you in on who will be Guest Designing for us in August, her work is gorgeous, innovative, and she is so creative!

Lizzy Wurman G.

My name is Lizzy Wurmann G. and I'm from Chile. I started with digital  scrapbooking about 7 years ago and as I was improving my skills in Photoshop, I began to work with many well known designers  and then I got  published in Somerset memories, Somerset Digital Studio, Digital Scrapbooking (CK Media) and some other magazines.
In 2007, I started with traditional scrapbooking looking for "my" style but I realized that there were many styles I loved. In 2011, I felt I lost my mojo so 2012 started again but this time, mixed media is my goal. 
One of my big passions is color, I feel happy with them, so using bright colors combining different images in a sort of collage is my new style.  I also love to try new techniques and textures so now a days, I feel free to try anything I like.
In 2013, my older daughter is getting married so I'll have to give a try to a more conventional look of my pages.

Lizzy's August kit has not yet reached her in Chile (gotta love the post office!), so she will be showing us her fabulous work once she's received the kit.  I know I can't wait to see what she does with it!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

July sketch Challenge winner - Lynjea - Darling

Hello everyone, Im here to announce the winner of our Sketch Challenge for July.....Now that you have had ample time to drool over the new August kit.......

Our winer this month is Lyn, with her gorgeous page - DARLING.

Lyn's page shows  her gorgeous Daughter and son in-law at a wedding together.....What a lovely captures their love for one another perfectly....and your layout does it justice Lyn......Well done
I love the cluster of flowers and embellies and those pearls!!!!!

Congrats to you!!!!!!!


Hello Scrappers, Im here today to announce the winner of our LOTM for July....
Skorpionen, or Marianne as we know her, has created something wonderful with her kit "True Romance".
its called " 5 reasons you make me happy".

The layers are many and they make the photo pop off the page, great job Marianne, its gorgeous!!!!!
The flower clusters are delightful and that photo, its sweet!
Congrats to you Marianne, enjoy your well deserved moment in the spotlight!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Elena's Pandora's Box Tutorial

Each month, one of our designers does a tutorial showing you exactly how she created a layout or project with that month's kit.

This month, Elena has done a fabulous tutorial on how to create this box:

And even better, it's a video tutorial!

As always, I want to thank you for stopping by, and I hope Elena's inspired you to create something wonderful today!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3rd Eye stamps are here!

Yes, we received our first shipment today, and you will not want to miss these awesome stamps!

In case you missed the earlier post, 3rd Eye is our very own Drycha's new endeavor, and the designs are all hers!  And... I'm excited and honored to say that we are the only United States retailer for 3rd Eye stamps!

Here are just a few of the new stamps, along with examples of things made with each one...

El Bahia Stamp

El Bahia example project
Skull Stamp
Skull Example project
Irma Stamp

Irma example project
Marie Stamp

Marie example project
Thank you for stopping by, and to see the full selection of 3rd Eye stamps, please visit our website.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Helena's New "Shabby Edges" Tutorial

Check out this gorgeous layout Helena Johansson did with our August kit...

Want to know how she got the edges of her layout to look that way?  Well here you go, she's done a sweet little tutorial telling you how!

Step 1:Choose three papers that coordinate well together. I've chosen two papers from Fabscraps and one from Kaisercraft, included in the Scraps of Elegance August kit, Summer Haven. Pink and brown is a
lovely color combination!

Step 2:Use a diecut paper of your choice as a template and cut all three papers. (Of course you don't have to do this part, you can go with 12x12 pages or round pages or what ever you like best!!)

Step 3:Cut the second paper (the pink one here) with a decorative scissors, just a bit smaller than the first paper. Cut the third paper a bit smaller than the second paper.

Step 4:Distress and ink the edges (only ink on the paper that you cut with decorative scissors).

Step 5:Glue papers together and fold the edges all around. Rip it here and there to make it even shabbier.

Step 6:Use gesso and texture paste to paint the edges, try to not make it too "even" - just a bit here and a bit there until you are satisfied!

Step 7:Here's my finished layout!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Haven - the August kit is here!

I'm so excited to bring you our Summer Haven kit - the perfect summer getaway from work and everyday responsibilities - just disappear to your scrappy space with this beauty and enjoy some relaxing scrapping time to yourself...

We've included some gorgeous papers from Fabscrap's Organic Line, Kaisercraft's The Lake House Collection, and Teresa Collins' Sweet Afternoon Line, and fabulous embellishments from Fabscraps, Kaisercraft, Teresa Collins, Prima, Reneabouquet's hand crafted butterflies, My Mind's Eye, and Creative Impressions.  If you'd like to see the full list of kit ingredients, as well as the available kit add ons, please visit our website

Also included with the kit is Suepup's beautiful sketch for this month:

And my favorite part of Reveal Day... the wonderful layouts done by the super-talented ladies and kitty on our Design Team!  I'll start it off with the layout done by our August Guest Designer, Nicole Doiron...

Nicole Doiron
Lisa Novogrodski
Jennifer Snyder
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Helena Johansson
And, of course, Escape Kitty's interpretation of this month's sketch:

Escape Kitty
I hope you've found the sketch and layouts as inspirational as I did... please be sure to visit our designers' blogs to see more of their gorgeous work with this kit - you can find the links to each of them on the side bar of this blog.

And I'll end the post today by saying... I hope you create something beautiful today!