Sunday, March 27, 2011

Digital Layouts with Websters Pages Digital Collections!

Who doesnt love Websters Pages papers and embellishments????  I love the addition of the digital collections, which give you so many more options and possiblities.  Cut the papers, recolor them, change the size, layer, stack, whatever you want and you have the images forever and can use them as many times as you want.....what a great asset to add to your scrapping collection!!!  You can totally print them out and use them on your traditional paper layouts too!!  Anyway I wanted to share a few of the layouts I have done this month with the digital collections...........

This fun layout uses the Yacht Club digital collection, I just love that fireworks motif!!!

This next layout was created with the Sweet Life collection, I just love the colors in this collection!
this next layout is featuring the Spring Market collection, I love using the backs of the papers!!!
I hope that I have inspired you to try digital or use the digital images and print them out, its really a great option!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sharing layouts from The Scrapping Spot April kit

So much fun to work with this kit is!!!  Featuring Ad Lib by Bo Bunny this line is happy, bright and perfect for layouts of boys or girls, or everyday stuff!!  The wide rick rack is super fun, love the alphas and you even get a great pen!!!  Definately a must have!!!

Available April 1 at TSS!!!

So I wanted to share my layouts with you:
I added some epoxies that I custom made with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio.

On this layout all I added were a few buttons:

Again here I added some custom epoxies from my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio:

With this last layout I didnt add anything, and I have to say I love the shapped layouts and decided that the cutout photo was perfect for this paper!!!  So fun and playful :)

This kit goes on sale on the 1st of April, and in recent months the kits have totally sold out within hours so dont hesitate!!!

It was fun sharing with you and I hope that you are inspired to create with the April kit from TSS ~ Julie

Friday, March 11, 2011

Best Creation Inc Mini Book Blog Hop!!!

The Best Creation Inc Design Team is teaching you how to make a super simple mini book that uses only one sheet of paper to create the book itself and then scraps to complete it!!  The mini book was a make n take at Winter CHA in Los Angeles this year and it was a huge hit so we all decided to create different versions of the same book to share with you!!  I have seen them all and you are definately in for a treat!  The Best Creation Inc Blog does have the basic directions and then all of the blogs you will hop to have different variations.

So here is one way to create your Mini book:

I used one sheet of paper and decided to use the graphics on the paper as part of my design:
Cut one sheet of paper in thirds
 Fold each piece in half, two with the part you want showing facing in and the other with the part you want facing out.

Put the sheets together with the backsides against each other

Adhere the backsides together like this....

Round your corners.  This book was originally staggered as well, the first page is trimmed 1 inch and the second page is trimmed 1/2 inch.  I chose not to do this with this book because I didnt want to lose the scene on the paper.
So thats my book to start with and this is what I did with it:

I made pockets with doily's to hold pictures....I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere the embellishments and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots for the butterflys, love that stuff!!


I backed the photo's with papers and added some tags that would show while they were in the pockets

And there you have a fun quick little book that can be made for any occassion with lots of variations!!!  I hope that you enjoyed my little book...and that you will move on to the next blog and see what Liz has done!

Be sure to go back to the Best Creation Blog when you are finished hopping and leave a comment for a chance to win a huge prize pack of goodies and 3 more chances to win if you sign up to be follower or join us on facebook!  And if you get lost and want to make sure you hopped all the blogs you can go to the Best Creation Blog for a full list of blog stops :)


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Webster's Pages March Challenges and a SALE!!!

First off......I can't believe it but......WEBSTER'S PAGES IS HAVING A SALE!!!
Check it out (from the InspireMe site):
Yes, you heard correctly! Right now we are having our first ever SALE on the Webster's Pages Website!!! And yes, I said at 50% off. You will want to head over as soon as possible, because this is only while supplies last and these releases won't be in print again. So this is your last chance to get the following lines and at one heck of a price:
Waiting for Santa
Sweet Season
Lullaby Lane
Garden Gala
Seaside Retreat
Life's Portrait
Nature's Storybook
Winter's Wings
Home for the Holidays
Sweet as Cherry Pie
Magical Wishes
A Sweet Life

And I wanted to share the March Challenges this month.  For the Digital/Hybrid Challenge, I am hosting!!
Welcome to March everyone!!!
March generally means Spring to most and what a great time for Websters Pages to release their newest lines!!!  Did you know that all of the collections are available in Digital format?  Yes they are!  And not only that, all of the newest lines are already available in the digital format, so digital and hybrid scrappers you are all set!  For this month's challenge I am going to work with the new collection Spring Market.  I just love the colors in this collection...and the graphics are great too!!

One thing that comes up often with Websters Pages papers is that they are just too beautiful to cut up but, that is exactly what I am going to challenge you to do!  Yes.....we are going to CUT THE PAPER!!  You can cut graphics out, cut strips, cut shapes, whatever else you want to do!  In my layout "Grand Canyon" I cut many strips of paper and some blocks and layered them:
And with another layout I did as a lift of our GDT this month, Sarah Mullinax, I cut circles from the papers and stitched around them, I cut graphics out of a sheet of paper as well...along with lots of little strips of paper that are layered and layered!
So my challenge to you digital and hybrid scrappers is to "CUT THAT PAPER"!!!  And the good thing about doing it digital is that you can undo no mistakes to worry about!!
I cant wait to see what you all do with this challenge....and dont forget to pick up the new digital collection, Spring Market :)
Please mark your file with Digital/Hybrid Challenge March, and link it to this post.  All files must be uploaded in the InspireMe gallery by March 31, 2011 for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to the Websters Pages Digi Shop!

Thanks!!...and get cutting!!!

And for the Traditional/Paper Challenge, Gerry is hosting this month:

Create a shaped layout:
Hello from The Netherlands... Gerry`s here wishing you Happy 1st of March! Another month and another awesome challenge here at Inspire Me! 
I`m so happy to host this month`s challenge where you can all show your creativity.....
And all you have to do is to create your own shaped layout with your favorite Webster`s Pages beautiful pattern papers.
Here is my example. I created this shaped layout using the awesome "Spring Market" Collection

To make my shaped background I used one of the die-cut papers of Webster`s Pages which you can see HERE . I used a pair of scalloped scissors to cut the shape of my layout and then I punched the holes round the edges using an eyelet tool. Then I inked the edges and I did some hand-stitching....

One of my favorite Webster`s pages products are the Sparklers and I added some of them to my project. The red sparkler you see on the photo was originally white but I used Copic Markers to color it in.

Here are the details:
1. The majority of your project must contain Webster`s Pages products.
2. The project must have a shaped background.
3. You must post your project in the gallery under the file name "March Challenge - (title of     your project)"  and post a link in this thread.
4. The challenge will be open from March 1st to March 31st, 12 midnight PST.
Prize will be winner`s choice of Webster`s Pages Paper Collection!

All I can say is...Let`s get started! I hope you`ll join me in the fun!
I look forward to seeing all of your beautifully shaped layouts!

 You can grab that blinkie and put it in your siggys everywhere.  I hope you enjoyed my informative post :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Scrapping Spot features Little Yellow Bicycle for March!

And unfortunately the kits have all sold one day....yes!!!  The kits at the Scrapping Spot have been selling out really quickly for several months now.....its a great kit, always, with the newest lines and a great mix of embellishments.  If you are at all interested in them I would suggest to hit the store on the first of the month and snag one......and to keep an eye on the forum/message can probably even reserve one ;)

So this month the kit featured Twig by Little Yellow Bicycle.  What yummy colors and great texture these papers have!  Love the new Thickers too ;)  So let me share with you what I did with the kit:

 This layout I created from a sketch on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog:

 Detail from the decorator layout above:
So....did you notice that I did a Halloween layout and a Christmas layout :)

Thanks for visiting...I appreciate YOU!!