Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life.Paper.Scrapbook. magazine - 2nd issue!

If you're here for the Practical Scrappers blog hop, click here.

I'm beyond excited that the 2nd issue of Life.Paper.Scrapbook. magazine went live last Friday! It's filled with so many gorgeous projects from all over the world, you'll find lots of inspiration.

You can find this issue of the magazine overhere at the Life.Paper.Scrapbook. blog

Just a fyi, you can find 2 of my layouts on page 12, and I'm so happy to see many scrappy friends showing their work too in this issue.

Grab a drink, have a seat and enjoy!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Practical Scrappers - Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Practical Scrappers and Scraptown Lady Blog Hop! We thought it would be fun to combine forces and share projects with you that have our design teams' takes on one of the hottest scrapbooking trends around: Project Life.

Whether you are a 'Project Lifer', are interested in Project Life, or just want to find out ways to use all those fantastic Project Life types of products and ideas on your own projects, we have a hop full of inspiration and creativity!

We've got a fabulous prize, too - a $25 gift certificate to Scraptown Lady's shop, which is stocked with awesome scrapbooking supplies! What do you have to do to be entered in the drawing? It's easy!

1. Be a follower of Practical Scrappers; and
2. Be a follower of Scraptown Lady; and
3. Visit all the blogs, starting with Practical Scrappers and ending with Scraptown Lady, and leave a comment at each blog along the way.

We will be hopping until Sunday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday July 2nd.

My take on the Project Life theme turned out in a layout. I have never done Project Life, I know myself too well to know that I won't keep up with it :-) But it was fun to be 'forced' now to try something in PL style.
I just took some random everyday life photos about things I love to wear, to eat, to drink, to use, to look at and of course one of me with my best friend. I kept the design of the page clean and simple because of the many photos.
I loved working with the Here & Now collection by Echo Park, the bright colors are also saying something about me, these colors make me happy! All the stamps are from the new July release of Give a Girl a Blog, this stamp set is perfect for Project Life!





Echo Park Here & Now: Chalkboard/Lt Pink paper, Dots paper, Rainbow Chevrons paper, Flower Buds paper, Flower Patch paper, Chalkboard Quotes paper, Teal/Green paper, Feathers paper, Alpha stickers.
Give a Girl a Blog stampset My Home

If you get lost along the way, just check the complete list below to get you hopping in the right direction.




If we have inspired you so much that you 'need' to do a little more shopping now, Scraptown Lady is offering 20% off all orders during the hop! The sale runs from now 'til midnight Monday. Enter 'code20' to receive your discount.

Thanks for stopping by, have fun hopping and have a fabulous weekend!




Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DT Use it Tuesday - Bring on the sunshine

Today is a little sad day, this is going to be my last project for Use it Tuesday... I know, to all fun things comes an end and there's always a moment of time coming that you move on. But even though I chose to not enter for a 3rd term, I still feel a little sad. I have had such a blast with this fun and super easy going team this last 12 months, so thanks for having me, girls!!

Ok wipe away the tears and let's move on to the new challenge :-) This time it's 'Bring on the Sunshine'. You can link up any project, layout, card etc as long as it has anything to do with sunshine or Summer.

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

I made a summer card with Simple Stories last year's Summer collection Summer Fresh. I used one of their pockets as a base for the card.

Now it's time for you to dig into your stash and go use it. Upload your project on the Use it Tuesday blog for your chance to be a Guest Designer at one of the upcoming challenges!

Don't forget we are on Facebook too, we would love if you stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by today!
 



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Totally cool & so sweet

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend, I'm enjoying mine for sure! Still no nice Summer weather overhere, but on the other hand it's perfect weather to stay in and scrap. My friend Sherri Funk has a fun challenge over at Scraptastic kit club and I decided to join in the fun. It's all about triangles and this is a trend I'm really in love with.

So I went playing with my Scraptastic Funky Town kit and used this super cute photo of Jan. His sister is not so much in the mood for photos lately and turns her head away when she sees a camera, but this little man still gives you his best smile. The title says it all: totally cool & so sweet! The triangle background on the kraft sheet is made with the triangle stamps from the Funky Town stamp set.



Basic Grey Hipster: Urban paper, Nifty paper, Wood Die Cuts, Metal Clips, Banner
Basic Grey Bow Ties: Marbles paper, Tetherball paper
Freckled Fawn: Triangle Lovely Bits, Triangle Washi tape
Scraptastic Funky Town: Stamp set, 'so cool' die cut
Teresa Collins He said She said: He said stickers
Ormolu: exclusive flair badge
My Mind's Eye: Collectable Label sticker
Evalicious: Tab
Amy Tangerine Yes Please: stamp
Epiphany Crafts: Round 25
Bazzill kraft

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your Sunday!
 



Friday, June 21, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - June Color Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Today at Life.Paper.Scrapbook we're up with the June Color Challenge and we have some bright fun Summer colors for you.

Before we start I just wanted to let you know that we are only a week away from the 2nd issue of our magazine going live. We are so excited and hope you are too! Mark June 27th on your calendar, so you won't miss anything :-)

For this color challenge Manda has a fun prize pack for you to win: an Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Daybook and Embroidery Stencil Kit.



With these colors I chose a photo of my very favorite flowers and the Lily Bee Design Phinweel collection was a perfect fit for it.




Lily Bee Design Pinwheel: Jump Rope paper, Kite Strings paper, Picnic Basket paper, Flip-flops paper, Circle & Tag stickers, Chit Chat stickers, Letter stickers
Epiphany Crafts: round 25
Elle's Studio Daily: tabs
My Mind's Eye: enamel dots
Studio Calico Snippets: chipboard Arrow
Glassine bag
Handstitching

I hope you feel inspired by these colors too and that you'll play along with us. You can upload your project on the Life.Paper.Scrapbook website.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, June 17, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Ink splatters / masks

Today at Practical Scrappers we're up with ink splatters and masks! I love the use of both of these and combined it by using The Crafters Workshop Confetti mask, which has splatters in the pattern.

For the design of this layout I used this weeks sketch by Elle's Studio and I played with their Cameron collection.




Elle's Studio Cameron: Big Dots paper, Letters & Numbers paper, Happy Moments paper, High Five paper, Frames, Large & Medium Journaling Tags, Circle Tags, Cutouts
The Crafter's Workshop: Confetti mask
Mr Huey's Buttercup
White Bazzill
Glassine bag
Handstitching

Now it's time for you to show us some ink splatters and/or the use of masks on your projects and share them with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Layout sketch

Happy Friday!! Today at Practical Scrappers we're up with this month's layout sketch. I had a lot of fun playing with this one and I hope you'll too!

I used the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please collection, which I love soooo much. The bright colors make me happy, it's just as simple as that :-) I took out some photos about my love for funny socks, these photos have some perfectly matching bright colors too.



Amy Tangerine Yes, Please: 6x6 paper pad, Consistent paper, Bits wood veneer tag, Remarks dimensional stickers, Clear stamps, Thickers Daily corrugated Alpha
Glitz: teeny alpha Coral
Bazzill white
Washi tape
Handstitching

Now it's time for you to play with this fun sketch and share your layout with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DT Use it Tuesday - Masculine

It is the 2nd Tuesday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Use it Tuesday. This time, with Father's Day around the corner, our challenge is to make anything masculine. It doesn't have to be Father's Day specifically, anything is fine as long as it is masculine and you used supplies from your stash.

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

I decided to actually go for a Father's Day card, just because I've never made one before. I had some American Crafts and Amy Tangerine leftover papers and I decided to gave my enamel dots by My Mind's Eye a good use. The Thickers and transparant letter stickers are by Amy Tangerine as well.
 
Now it's time for you to dig into your stash and go use it. Upload your project on the Use it Tuesday blog for your chance to be our Guest Designer at one of the upcoming challenges!

Don't forget we are on Facebook too, we would love if you stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, June 7, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - June sketch challenge

Happy Friday everyone! At Life.Paper.Scrapbook. we are back with a new sketch challenge and ofcourse we have a fabulous prize for you to win.

This time our sponsor is Mei Li Paperie and they are providing a AU$35 gift voucher to spend in their store!

This is our sketch for June.

For my layout I used the Crate Paper The Pier collection, which arrived here last week in my Paper Issues package. It's the perfect collection for your vacation or beach photos!





Crate Paper The Pier: Sunshine paper, Popcorn paper, Frozen Treats paper, Ferris Wheel paper, Splash paper, Stand Outs, Chipboard stickers Summer Days, Washi paper
Handstitching

I hope you feel inspired by this sketch too and that you'll play along with us. You can upload your layout on the Life.Paper.Scrapbook website.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DT Cre8tive Cre8tions - On our way

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing a layout I made for Cre8tive Cre8tions. They have a gorgeous Flair button Travel set that is perfect for some vacation pics. I also used some stamps from the You Are Special stamp set.

I also used some leftover papers, Thickers and Enamel Dots from my Scraptastic April kit.




Cre8tive Cre8tions: Flair button Travel set, You Are Special stamp set
Amy Tangerine Yes, Please: Consistent paper
Basic Grey Knee Highs: Four Square paper
Studio Calico Snippets: Wow paper, Holla paper
Crate Paper DIY Shop: Project paper
Elle's Studio Day to Day: Tabs
American Crafts: Thickers Goodness
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy: Enamel Dots
Teresa Collins He Said, She Said: She Said Die Cuts
Scraptastic kit March stamp
Black India Ink
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today, happy hump day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Pie Charts

The On Trend team of Practical Scrappers is up with a new trend today, Pie Charts! You see them in all kinds of ways: as a pattern on papers, die cuts, masks etc.

Last week my Paper Issues package arrived and it had the Lily Bee Pinwheel collection in it. One of the papers has a pattern with cart wheels, I thought it would be perfect to use for the pie charts trend! The photo I picked for this layout is one of my faves of my nephew Jan. When he sees a camera, he gives you that flirty look. He will be a heartbreaker one day.... :-)


Lily Bee Design Pinwheel: Cartwheels paper, Kite Strings paper, Lime Ricky paper, Flip Flops paper, Jump Rope paper, Letter stickers, Circle & Tag stickers, Chit Chat stickers.
Bazzill white
The Crafters Workshop mini pie chart
Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Kraft tag
Amy Tangerine roller stamp
Circle punch
Handstitching

Now it's time for you to show us some pie charts and share them with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!