Saturday, May 31, 2014

Guest Designer Announcement!

Our Guest Designer Call has ended, and let me tell you, we had such wonderful submissions!  I want to thank everybody who applied - we loved seeing your work, and wish we had enough spots this year to include everyone!  We had a hard time narrowing it down, but in the end, we have scheduled some amazing artists to show off our upcoming kits!  We'll be announcing them each as their guest term approaches.

And with that, I'd like to introduce you to the first fabulously talented lady that will be guest designing for us...

DeeDee Catron

Hello Everyone! My name is DeeDee Catron - I am a 26 (almost 27) year old designer with a few things under my belt. I am the Owner/Creative Director of UmWowStudio, The Marketing and Artistic Director of Viva Las VegaStamps! and a Collection Designer for 7 Dots Studio! I love to make cards, tags, art journal pages, layouts and more, all about my family, myself and the things happening around us. I adore mixed media, throwing in some paint, using fibers, clay pieces, found bits and more. I also have a strong passion for graphic styling and tend to like little pictures. :)

DeeDee will be designing with our June and July kits, and we couldn't be more happy about it!  I thought I'd just share a few of her past projects here, and if you'd like to see more, please visit her blog, you can find it here.

Welcome, DeeDee, we can't wait to see what you do with our kits!


Friday, May 30, 2014

A bit from Sarah!

Good afternoon everyone!
I hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Today I am going to share a project from Sarah using the Twisted and Tangled 
Scraps Of Darkness kit!

I just love the funny photo!
For this layout Sarah used the fabulous sketch by SuePup

You do not have to use one of our kits to win!  Just create you project using this sketch and upload it to the community!

Here are a few close ups of Sarah's project!

thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A gorgeous Cape May Holiday kit mixed media layout from Anna!

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful morning!

Today I am sharing another layout from Anna.... She created it with our SOE Cape May Holiday Kit.

Her background work is always impeccable!

Isn't it stunning?

Check out the

so many details.....and her layering is awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Amy Lassiter's first Twisted & Tangled kit layout

Hello on this rainy Wednesday afternoon (at least, it's rainy where I am!).  We are halfway through the week, and I thought I'd just pop in to share a little bit of beautiful inspiration with you.

This is Amy's first month designing with us, and her first layout with our Twisted & Tangled kit is just amazingly fabulous!

Amy has such a fun mixed media style, I just love seeing everything she creates - I'm especially loving her work with the Crafter's Workshop stencil that was included in the kit.

I am sure we will be sharing a lot of inspiration from her, so be sure to pop in when you can, and check out her work and the work of all of our fabulous designers!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sharing Patricias Cape May Holiday kit layout!

Hi everyone!
I hope you are all getting ready for an awesome summer!

This months kit really celebrates summer and holidays!

Today I am sharing a project from the uber talented Patricia!

She used two sheets from the Seashore Collection 'Sea Shell', Different flowers from the Main kit and the Flower Add-on, products from the Creativity Add-on and ATC cards from the Embellishment Add-on

The frame was coloured with the Prima Colour Blooms from the Colour Add-on, the title was cut from the backing paper of one of the flower packs...the Die-cuts were cut from some of the ATC's.

She used the Seashore clear stamp to create the border...She inked just the corners, or just the straight lines and also used the adorable shell stamp as a focus point. She coloured the white Pearls with some Victorian Velvet Distress Paint and a little Fired brick.

The leaves were colored with the Glistening Waves Color Bloom and a little Tea Stain was painted on as well...She also dabbed a little of the Natural Sand Texture Gel onto them.

Now check out the gorgeous background work

and a few more details

Monday, May 26, 2014

We are the Scrap Around The World Guest Team today!

We previously announced that we are one of the TEN EPIC EVENT ANNIVERSARY event sponsors at Scrap Around The World and we are also one of their Guest Design Teams for this wonderful event, and today is our Guest Team Reveal there!  Here's the link to see our reveal post there:  Scraps of Elegance SATW Guest Design Team

This is the beautiful Mood Board for this event, and you can find the rules/guidelines and submit your entry HERE.

And these are the gorgeous layouts the ladies on our design team created, based on the mood board:

Lisa Novogrodski
Amy Lassiter
Bente Fagerberg

Patricia Basson

Mandy Zimmerman

And this is the prize we will be sending out to one lucky winner of this amazing event!

This will be a yearly competition held at this fantastic challenge blog, and we are honored to be a part of this inaugural event.  Please support Helen and her team at SATW by playing along this month.  There are 10 prizes, each valued at approximately $100 up for grabs, including free postage as usual, so not only is it fun, but you could win a fantastic prize!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Our May Scraps of Darkness kit is here!

Twisted & Tangled Kit

Tangles are all the rage, and our May kit brings this fun style right to your front door!  We've paired the oh-so-gorgeous Cold Country Collection from 7 Dots Studio with the funky and colorful Retro Twist Collection from Fabscraps, and then added embellishments both traditional and unique - a Zen Doodle collage sheet created just for us, some hand-painted, hand-cut glass tiles, Prima/Ingvild Bolme metal Jeans Plates, and more... And don't forget to check out our May kit add ons - they all coordinate beautifully with our Main Kit, and we have a fabulous Marker Airbrush tool in the Creativity add on kit!  You can see the full list of what's included in the Main kit and the kit add ons in our store.

I also thought I'd share two of the gorgeous layouts our done by ladies on our Design Team, as well as two video tutorial's Shanna has done for you:

This amazing layout was done by Di Garling - it's her first month designing for us, and boy, did she ever knock it out of the park!

And you know Renea never ceases to wow us with her beautiful work, she created this dreamy layout with the kit:

Shanna's done two awesome videos to go along with the kit.  In the first, she gives a few comparisons using the Dylusions Mists in our Color Add On with other mediums:

 And in this one, she shows you how she made this beautiful tag, using the kit and the Color Spritzer Airbrush tool in our Creativity Add On:

And I'll just end with this note - if you aren't already following our blog, you will want to be sure to start now!  We'll be posting more gorgeous work from our design team throughout the month, as well as Lizzy's tutorial with this kit, and you won't want to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you are all having a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Anna's Cape May Holiday Projects / June Kit Sneak Peek

Good morning, I hope you are all off to a good start this Wednesday morning. It's a bit gloomy and overcast in NJ, but I will not complain about the weather - it may be overcast and a little wet from last night's rain, but all that means is that I have an excuse not to mow the lawn today!  I hope many of you are enjoying a beautiful, sunny Spring day!

Today I wanted to share a few projects that Anna Rogalska has done with our Cape May Holiday kit.  She has such a lovely mixed media style, and I so enjoy seeing what she creates with the kits.

Her first project is so sweet, the colors and textures on this layout are just wonderful!

And a few close-ups, so you can see all her beautiful details:

Anna's next layout is another beauty, I love the way she's added a touch of grunge, but still kept the overall layout so elegant!

Her next project is a lovely card, she used the Melissa Frances Resin from the kit, one of the flowers is Prima, but she made the other two from the 7 Gypsies papers in the kit:

Anna's last project for today is a stunning layout - just look at the gorgeous color and design she's used on this one!

I hope we've inspired you today with Anna's projects, she really has created some gorgeous projects this month!

Oh, and I promised a little sneak peek of the June kit, did I not?  It's a beauty, and I hope you will stop back on June 1st for the full kit premiere!

Thank you for taking the time to visit us, and I hope you Create Something Beautiful Today!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bente's gorgeous 'Cape May Holiday' creations

Good morning everyone!

It is Bente's turn up on the blog today!

Check out this gorgeous layout..............

I love all the texture she has created!

look at these awesome details

Her next layout is simply stunning

I love how she created a frame

now check out these details

check out the heart punch on the photo

and she used it here!

Thanks for stopping by!