Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3ScrappyBoys - newsletter project

Hello!  If you are currently subscribed to the 3 Scrappy Boys newsletter, than you already saw today's layout.  If not, you can sign up HERE

When I first received my March main kit, I was a little stumped on how to use what all was in it.  I have never been a big fan of Studio Calico's papers, so I was starting to sweat when I had 6 sheets of the stuff in front of me and no creative thoughts coming forth.  SO, I ran to an online community and through out the Peep signal asking for advice on what to do or even just some suggestions based on the kit photo, found HERE

I played around for a bit and made some cards and let my mind process what all was scattered across my desk.  I discovered that the patterns were more appealing to MY eye in smaller doses.  And with that thought my mind was off on the creative brainstorming wave.

I have mentioned before that I find a TON of inspiration from other crafters and am trying to really make an effort to try new techniques or even scraplift others to learn new things.  Boy did I learn a lot on this page!

I LOVE the film strip pages that Nichol Magouirk has been posting on her blog over the last few months so I tried to incorporate those and I liked the result a lot.  I even pulled out a sheet of grey cardstock from a previous kit (December maybe?) and tried the double layer on the die cuts...LOVE!  I've taken her True Scrap classes and learned a LOT about stamping so I also did some of that - the tone on tone for the orange cardstock, and the blue.

I keep all my previous kits together in one iris container, and I was sooo glad I did because for this page, I went digging through for lost treasures I hadn't had an opportunity to use before and I found some things that really matched well - the blue cardstock, camera charm, orange polariod, grey cardstock and the ledger pattern film strip.

I even went WAY out of my comfort zone and tried some "messy" stuff.  I sanded the orange coordinates cardstock to tone down the brightness of the shade.  I used the stencil that came in the kit with some orange ink and sort of smooshed a sponge dauber into the pattern to make a little pattern peeking out from behind the film strips.  Totally learned that from youtube!  I then sprayed some Studio Calico shine mist for an extra layer with the stencil.

I loved those Tim Holtz rub-ons that came in the kit this month.  Since they were the only black element(s) on the page at that point, I colored some of the wood veener hearts with a black copic marker and the camera charm (which was from an older kit) - learned that little trick from Nicholjones911 over on youtube!

I hope this inspires you to find new techniques and skills from all those amazing scrappers online!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SSC May 2013 - Page 3 with VIDEO

I'm back today with the third and final layout that is part of the Super Savers sketches from the Super Sketch Club kit by Scrapbook Generation.  All three of the Super Savers use the same line of paper and an entire 12x12 sticker sheet. 

Here's the entire layout:

I love how fast all of the Super Saver layouts are put together AND how easy it is to modify the pages to fit what I have.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

SSC May 2013 - Page 2 with VIDEO

I'm back with a quick post today to share the 2nd layout from the May 2013 Super Saver Layouts which are part of the Super Sketch Club kit by Scrapbook Generation.

All five layouts as well as the kit contents and my plan of attack can be found on the May 2013 playlist on my Youtube channel.

Here's the completed layout:

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

SSC May 2013 - Page 1 with VIDEO

Good morning!

Today I am sharing the first double page layout from the Super Savers portion of my May 2013 Scrapbook Generation Super Sketch Club Kit.  I can't say enough great things about these kits. 

In yesterday's post, I shared the video where I explained my process.  Prior to putting this kit together, I sat down with the sketches and sample pictures and went through my photos on the desktop and figured out what I wanted to use, edited, resized and saved them all to a folder that I then uploaded to send out for printing.  It was so easy to just have the photos all ready to go when I went to put the kit together.  I even saved my notes so I knew EXACTLY where each photo was going to go.

Here's the video and photos of the first layout:

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kit Challenge Update

Hi everyone, just popping in to update my blog on how my Kill Our Kits Challenge is going.  So far I have only been able to finish two Scrapbook Generation's Super Sketch Club kits.  BUT that means that I now have TEN, yes 10 double page layouts done and filed in an album.

Today I am sharing a video I uploaded awhile ago to Youtube, but wanting to post here to catch up and let anyone readers know I have a channel for process videos and scrappy stuff.

It basically explains my process for getting the kit done and how I will break down the videos for all five pages.

(And this is the May 2013 kit from SG)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last page from February's kit

I really need to get better about posting here - lately I have been doing videos and I keep forgetting to come here and keep this up to date as well...

Today I am sharing the last page I made with the store product I received for my February DT package from 3 Scrappy Boys.  I combined the basic grey papers with a sketch that will be released in the upcoming weeks from Nuts About Sketches.

By the time I did this page, I was running pretty low on supplies!  I did pull some 3x4 cards from my stash for a title and then some green pearls from my stash as well.  I just needed a little something since there was green in the card.

Here's some details:

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Sneak Peek!

Are you subscribing to the 3 Scrappy Boys Newsletter??  Here's a peek at what I have up for March's edition:

To sign up, just visit the main site HERE and scroll down to the bottom and enter your email address.
Be sure to check out the monthly challenges going on in the forums as well.  I was up for the challenge on the 10th this month and it's all about Getting Inky!  Here's a link to the thread:

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