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


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sunny State ~ Scraps of Elegance September Kit

Hello, everyone! 
Welcome to my Blog! 

Sandi here with you today sharing a delicate, feminine Design Team layout featuring the September Scraps of Elegance Kit "Falling Leaves." 

I am also entering my project in the More than Words October Challenge found HERE. You must be inspired by the Word "Delicate" and include the Creative Challenge of including fabric (I've used cheesecloth.) 
...


"Sunny State of Mind"

This pretty, floral paper is from Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot collection and is called Tweet Melody. I've paired it with Prima's Amber Moon "Pumpkin Season" wood slat paper.

For a solid focal point, I altered the Blue Fern Studios "Autumn Leaves" chipboard. After priming with gesso, I added gelatoes and Distress ink until I had the perfect color chipboard frame. Before I added to my page, I prepared a nice background with gesso, crackle paint, mists and random stamping. Next came the fun of putting everything together. using my florals and all the great matching chipboard and ephemera included in the Main Kit and add-ons.

And of course, my fave funny lady, Lucille Ball.



If you don't have your Kit yet, here's a pic of everything that is included in the Main Kit. Also, you can shop the Scraps of Darkness Store to see everything that Melinda has in stock. 



Here's a nice close-up of the chipboard which was additionally colorized with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the Creativity add-on. My photo layers were from the Amber Moon paper "Pumpkin Season." (Straws and arts stones are from my stash.)  



I loved adding the Blue Fern Studios seedlings (Main Kit) as well as ephemera from the Elements add-on.  I used the large oval color co-ordinated sticker from Blue Fern Studios to further ground my photo layers. The floral add-ons have all the perfectly co-ordinating flowers to finish out your pages. 
And look at that sweet butterfly from the Prima ephemera pack!



At the top of this close-up you can see some of the Prima washi tape (Elements add-on) that I added to my background to give a nice aged, distressed look. I loved how this little grouping came together using the ephemera and the chipboard and florals. 



And of course, you know I love me some flowers!
And I finally had a chance to use that great photo of Lucille Ball.

Thanks for coming by!
Hope to see you over in the Facebook community!



Sandi

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

"Blessed" process video for Scraps of Elegance

Hello, blogger friends! 

Thanks for coming by today. Sandi here with you today sharing my first project created with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September "Falling Leaves Kit." This  Kit is full of some of my favorite things as well as my fave Fall colors! I also have a process video for you this time around. 


I've scrapped this photo of little granddaughter Zoe before but this Kit was made for all things Fall! The Kit papers feature Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot papers as well as Prima's Amber Moon Collection by Frank Garcia. All the extra co-ordinating embellishments and mixed media products make for lots of scrappy fun! 



Because I've included a link below to the my process video, I'll just share some quick close-up photos of the finished project.  I love altering the Blue Fern Studios Organic Corner Vine with the Wheat Embossing Powder as well as a tiny bit of the  Nuvo Cinammon Spice. 



Aren't these Amber Moon flowers divine? They were dabbed with white gesso and then adorned with some of the Blue Fern Studios Paprika seedlings. Here you can see one of the Prima Parisian Amber Stones. 



There is a wonderful Amber Moon ephemera pack in the Elements add-on, so I used it to the fullest! 


The wonderful circular vine is from the Main Kit and is from 49 and Market. 


Note cards and ephemera from Amber Moon. 


I doubled my floral add-on because I love these flowers so much!! 


Don't hesitate to use your chipboard in unexpected ways. Just because it is called a corner vine, doesn't mean you have to position it in the corner! 


One last shot of the Blue Fern Studios seedlings. 

Okay, lastly I'm attaching the YouTube video. I hope you enjoy watching. 




Be sure to visit the Scraps of Darkness online store to peruse the latest in scrapbooking supplies for any and all kinds of projects! 



Thanks for coming by! 
Sandi