Articles in November 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrapbooking With KaiserCraft 3 comments  

Homemade Happiness Using KaiserCraft

Posted by Kimandasmo

You always hear the saying happiness starts at home or happiness is homemade....well this collection by Kaisercraft represents that sentiment perfectly. It covers home and family on all basis. The warm brown and neutrals make this line feel comfy and cozy....just like family.

This first layout that I did is of my daughter's last day as a ten year old. I used the lovely lace sewn cardstock as a base and layered squares of cosy cottage and friendly family papers on to that. I embellished it with some of the fabulous wood buttons ( my favorite embellishment in this line)


The next layout is of my aunt and uncles wedding....way back in the 80's. I chose to scrap this picture with these papers because they are very warm and inviting, the way I hope my family has been to my aunt. The chipboard sentiment was the perfect addition for this photo.


I made this card to welcome some new to our family...although I do not think I will use it any time soon...



This shadow box project has been on my to do list for quite some time, but I never had the right papers to match my decor or the sentiments that I wanted. As soon as I saw this line I knew it was exactly right for this project.  There is not one piece of the entire Homemade line that I did not use. I cut, layered, distressed and inked the day away completing this.



Thank you to ACOT for allowing to creaat with these great products:

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Monday, November 29, 2010

We R Memory Keepers Funfetti 10 comments  

fun and easy!

Posted by megamay

I usually hate scrapping birthday photos.  Not only is there pressure to do it right, but the photos are colorful and busy. This line made it so easy! The colors are bright and cheerful but something about them adds a little sophistication - maybe the shade of blue, or the orange-y yellow. Im not sure but they arent your usual bright primary colors. they are just gorgeous!


I planned this first page while I was laying in bed. I thought that with the bright colors I shouldnt use too much of the patterned papers because it would be overwhelming. As you can see in the other pages, I was totally wrong, but this one turned out really cute too. I sprayed 4 colors of glimmer mist and arranged the photos in a grid.

for this one I used a pagemaps sketch.

finally, I just had to use this celebrate paper. It made this page come together so easily!

and finally a card. again, easy!


Products used in this reveal

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Inspiration is Everywhere 3 comments  

Scraplifting CD Cover Designs

Posted by Art_Teacher

Do you ever run out of ideas for layouts?  Don't neglect the artwork that is all around you for inspiration.  This week, our Digi team decided to scraplift CD cover designs.  We picked three CD covers and each came up with our own interpretations of those compositions.  We hope you will be inspired to check out your favorite CD's as well!

Here is cover # 1:


Here are the layouts inspired by this cover:

Brothers from Another Mother by Mommybruno


 Cassandra says, " I scraplifted the CD I chose, James Taylor's Greatest Hits. Very minimalist and full of white space. The list of song titles inspired me to list things about my DH and his friends. I added a bit of color with the bottom paper layer, and the bracket behind the photo."


Together by Art_Te acher:


Laura explains, "For this reveal, scraplifting CD covers, I used the James Taylor cover and took note of the minimal decoration. I tried to use the black and white with a touch of red as the color scheme and arranged my journaling in the same way the typography is used on the cover layout. This was a challenge for me, as I am not that comfortable with white space!"

Bob's 50th Surprise Birthday Party by FairyMouseMom

 Bob's 50th Surprise Birthday Party - Cover

Egle tells us, "This is my lifted layout of James Taylor's Album/CD cover. My list is of things that which filled my friend's birthday party! I added some birthday embellishments just for a bit of "pop." Hopefully, this will have him want to keep turning the pages of the mini album I am making for him."

Spooktacular by sarahwhithers


Jenn scraps "the girls all dressed up for a Halloween party."

Here is the 2nd CD cover we chose:


 Here are the layouts inspired by this cover:

No Place Like Home by Art_Teacher

Laura tells us, "I scraplifted the Dixie Chicks "Fly" CD cover for this layout, focusing on the close-ups of the butterfly wings for the title. I took photos of items around my house to spell out "HOME" and used it for part of my title. I also flipped the composition upside down, and tried to use a similar font."

Brunos by Mommybruno


 Cassandra narrates, "This LO is a scraplift of a Dixie Chicks album, and I had fun using the circles. I kept mine linear instead of staggered (I'm a very linear scrapper most of the time, LOL!) and replaced the circles down the side with a dotted arrow. This was a fun LO to put together!"

Chick Night (Take 3) by FairyMouseMom


Egle writes, "I created my layout copying the exact same styling as the cover. I recently had a chick night by me this past month and thought this was a great way to highlight my night...spent with fun friends, beautiful flowers, great wine, and some food!!!

CD Cover Inspiration by DolphinSoul (Guest CT)

Carissa gives details about her layout, saying, "The Dixie Chicks album really brought inspiration in making such an easy template for a layout. As soon as I saw the large circles I knew I wanted to use them. Along with seeing Sweet Digi Scraps new Sea Drift kit, I had the photos ready for them. On our recent trip to Gatlinburg TN, I found pure tranquility and joy and I thought it would be fun to use the cool postcard to send to write to anyone with a little twist to it:

"If your searching for me,
you will find me at the
point where mother nature
has kissed down on and
shown her love. Cross the
bridges where the majestic
waters are & look up for
the sun setting, cascading
over the mountains. I will
be there taking in the view
awaiting for you. Love, Me"

With the address of:

"Whoever is Missing Out
247 Boredom Lane
Wanting, NTR 36524-07"


Here is our 3rd CD cover that we chose:



Here are the layouts inspired by this cover:

Refresh by Mommybruno


Cassandra says, "I have to admit, I put this one off till last because I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do. But after I studied the CD cover, I decided it was basically just a scenic background with an extraction. I could do that! And I did, LOL! I extracted a pic of Xander at the beach this summer, and made my own background. I then mimicked the artist and title on the CD by using a large page title and a subtitle/journaling line. And of the three layouts I did for this reveal, this is by far my favorite!"

Mysterious Side? by FairyMouseMom


Egle goes through her process, saying, "I decided to use a full sheet of a printed paper rather than creating my own. I used a recent picture of myself and extracted myself from it. I just added my name...and some journaling underneath....and that was it."

O Holy Night by Art_Teacher

Laura explains, "For this scraplift of the Anna Ternheim CD cover, I extracted a photo of our Christmas tree. I also tried to mimic the look of blues/whites with reds and golds. I also tried to use a similar composition and font."

We hope your layouts have given you ideas for how to get inpiration from the art you see in your daily lives.  Below are some of the fabulous products from our shoppe which are used in these layouts.





Posted by Art_Teacher


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Scrapbooking With Fancy Pants 9 comments

It's YOUR Day

Posted by suslvgeo

So most of you that read my articles monthly, know that I am not really a "themed" type of scrapper. In fact, when I do get themed papers I usually try to show different ways of using them "other" than the actual theme...well not this month!! I have a really hard time scrapping birthday pages, usually  that is because the photos are so busy, or because the lines are really bright and not my style ...

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Doodlebug Makes The Day 6 comments

Fun, bright and perfect.

Posted by JanetM

Doodlebug was one of the most fun lines that I've worked with, I love the colors, the fun brads and the patterns. Thanks to A Cherry On Top for all the great product to work with, it was a perfect choice for me this time. We're in the process of building a new house and moving after 22 years being in this one so the Welcome Home line is wonderful ...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Jillibean Soup 13 comments

Gorgeous Colors and FUN FUN FUN patterns!

Posted by suslvgeo

So every once in awhile a new company comes along and just grabs the scrappy world by storm. Jillibean Soup did just that last year with their Kraft release and journaling sprouts. This year at CHA, I was wondering if they could do it again. Suffice to say,  I was in love from the moment I stepped into their booth ...

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scrap Beyond the Themes 3 comments

Posted by MamaK321

If the plethora of themed products in the digital shoppe have your head spinning, the digital CT is here to tell you to "use them all!"  Don't waste time trying to figure out if you have enough Thanksgiving and Fall photos to use with the must-have Autumn themed kit ...

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Featured Digital Designer: Crisdam 2 comments

Posted by MamaK321

Our featured designer for this month is the wonderful Isabel Mendez of Crisdam Designs! Enjoy the fun Q&A below in addition to a peek at some of her latest and greatest products ...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Card Stamp Class 1 comments

Make 8 Different Christmas Cards

Posted by megamay

In this class I will use the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas paper line, an Imaginisce stamp and various mixed media products to show you different things you can do to get more use out of your stamps.

First, I use this size envelope because it allows me to get pretty much the largest size card possible, and still get two cards from one piece of cardstock ...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Mini Album 4 comments

Using Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas

Posted by SarahA

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost 7 comments

Posted by Dianedi

With the winter quickly approaching, I know that I'll have plenty of sledding and outdoor winter fun photos to scrapbook. When I saw the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection, I knew I was going to stock up for all of those upcoming projects! The dilemma I often face for my winter projects is that I have a boy and a girl ...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dear Lizzy Enchanted 8 comments

Posted by SarahA

I'm an Elizabeth Kartchner fan, so I was pretty excited to get to work with one of her latest lines with American Crafts this month- Enchanted! It is a pretty, girly, frilly line and I really ended up LOVING everything I made with it this month!

This is Magical
Enchanted is full of butterflies and flowers, which I thought was perfect for this photo ...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fancy Pants Lilac House 10 comments

I'ts Not Just For Girly Girls Anymore

Posted by JulesinParadise

When I first saw the Lilac House line of papers, transparencies and embellishments, I thought how beautiful, how soft and lovely.  What a shame I don't have any little girls to scrap with this line.  But I could not resist asking to work with this line anyway ...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Digi Scrapping in 30 Minutes or Less 3 comments

Short on Time? have you got 30 mins...then you want to read this!

Posted by nun69

So you say you are short on time? You have soccer practice to get to, homework to get done, laundry to fold, kids to bathe, dinner to cook and dishes to clean!  Well the Digi CT is here to show you just what you can do in 30 mins or less

First we want to give you a few tips on getting started:


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Melissa Frances Reveal 3 comments

It's ALL About the Embellishments!

Posted by Laura Fiore

Are you on the lookout for some great vintage style embellishments? If so, Melissa Frances probably has exactly what you're looking for! They're beautiful, varied, and can easily be used in clusters or layers!!!

RETRO Recipe Album

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