Thursday, September 11, 2014

May Flaum Supplies On Hand Class and Giveaway

Cannot tell you how excited I am to be contributing to the new May Flaum class called Supplies on Hand class.  If you register before September 15th, when you checkout, $5 will be deducted from your total.  $30 class with so many contributors, this is well worth it to dig into your stash and get scrapping.
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Details of the class:
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If ever the world had a shortage of patterned papers, washi tapes, and brads and the only way to save our planet was to gather lots of these things… well I’d be a hero. The odds of this happening seem fairly slim, so rather than continue to be a shopper and collector I’m working towards using more of what I have on hand, and maximizing my crafty fun. What could be better than a class packed with videos and lessons on utilizing your supplies? How about an all-star team of contributors who will be sharing their own unique ideas as well!

Our fabulous line-up includes:

Ashli Oliver (all subjects); Lisa Dickinson (alphabets); Paige Evans (buttons, scraps); Ronda Palazzari (stencils); Patricia Roebuck (alphas, stickers, patterned paper); Shimelle Laine (scraps); Sasha Farina (buttons);
Anna-Karin Evaldsson (stamps, dies); Michelle Wooderson (journaling, trims); Mel Blackburn (trims, journaling);
Emma Williams (punches/dies); Sian Fair (paper); and May Flaum (all subjects)

How class will work:

Each day (October 1-10, 2014) a new subject matter will be covered and projects and tips from 3 contributors with complete how-to will be shared. You will receive an email when the classroom is updated during the time class is live, and after the course has ended you will have unlimited access to all of the materials. Oh but wait, there’s more! Get email access and attend live craft events with May Flaum, chat on the message board, get exclusive bonus projects, and so much more!Register early and save! Instead of $35, register before September 15th and save $5! (discount automatically taken)

What is included:

  • Over 35 new and exclusive projects created by the team of contributors, each including how-to presented in video or PDF format*.
  • Bonus “getting started” materials including a video and PDF file
  • Access to message board to interact with fellow students
  • Access to four exclusive “live craft” video/chat events with May Flaum
  • Student gallery link-up for sharing projects
  • Unlimited email access to May Flaum
  • Classroom remains open and available to you for as long as you’d like
*some contributors chose video format, while others will present with photos and typed instructions through a PDF file. Exact information will be added to this page once all projects are turned in

Topics covered:

Here is a list of the ten main topics that we will cover in this class: stencils & stamps, ribbons & tapes, buttons & brads, alphabet stickers, paper scraps, stickers & premade die cuts, journaling cards & tags, patterned paper, punches & dies, and mist & color mediums. Please note there will also be some bonus content added (by May Flaum) addressing some other topics not covered above.
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Well worth it?  Yes, I think so.  Digging through your stash and making memorable, amazing projects is so doable.  I really dug into my stash, got creative with it, and turned out to be my most favorite three layouts.  My sneaks above are very sneaky so as not to give too much away.  Want those that purchase the class to get what they pay for.
I am so excited about this class, and thanks to May, I have a class giveaway on Instagram.  Find my post here and tag friends.  The more you tag, the more chances you have of winning a free class.  Good Luck!!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elle's Studio September Gallery and Kit Reveal

Getting into another favorite season for me and the September kit is perfect for documenting these memories.  
Along with the September kit, I also used the cut file "right now" from the September cut files available.

I pulled some of my most favorite tags from the September kit to put this layout together.
Just loving the new cork bits available this month.


Next, is a Halloween layout!  I think I gasped when I saw the Halloween ephemera kit.  If you love Halloween at all, you need it!
I used the cut file "favorite" and made the circle cut file larger all from the September cut files available, the September kit, and the new My Favorite Stamp Set.
 The papers I pulled for the colors are from Love You More for the background and the 2014 April and September papers.

I have a very seasonal post today...here I am using another favorite seasonal product...the patriotic collections Elle's Studio had.  The July 2014 Kit, The Patriotic Journaling Tags, Patriotic Wood Veneers, and the Patriotic Exclusive Stamp, which I also used on the first layout for the "celebrate."  Very usable stamp set, not just for Patriotic.
My week number is wrong.  I went back and fixed, just didn't retake photo.  So if you were counting, I did goof.  LOL  I had done about 6 weeks this past week to catch up a little, and I got mixed up.

I am sooo glad I had these items for this spread.  
 Sorry for the warped pocket.  I filled with stars is the reason, but I do find the newer Becky Higgins Style A protectors seem more flimsy.  
Grab the September kit TODAY ONLY for $9.99.  After today, it will be $11.99.  

And grab the extra cut files and extra add-ons...so worth it!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Waffle Flower Crafts Guest

I was so honored and I will admit a little nervous when my friend Nina with Waffle Flower Crafts asked me to do some projects with her new stamps.  I hoped I would do her products justice.  I had been on another team with Nina and then got the opportunity to meet her this past January at CHA.  She is the sweetest and most talented girl.


I used the Bowtiful stamp set for this card.
 Using an old credit card, I smeared Gesso (or you could use white paint) on part of the card.  Then rolled a dotted brayer over it.  Let it dry, and then added watercolors.  Stamped the bow onto pattern paper, also with dots, cut them out and layered them over the texture.  Then stamped my sentiment.  I love simple cards like this.
I had another idea of something I wanted to try using the Be My Guest stamp set.  I trimmed plain cardstock to 4x4 and punched a border.
Lined up my stamps, and stamped at the top.
 Did several of these, and then clipped together to add washi top along the top.
 And made my daughter a little notepad.  White glue works great for this and will actually hold better and longer.  The washi is fun and will hold until you start to take a sheet off.
Check out all of the guests Nina has on her blog.  I did one more project...Project Life, using her sets, and my favorite project.  Will share on her blog on Sept. 19th.


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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Special Delivery | October Afternoon

Oh my gosh, I was so nervous and excited to do and share my first October Afternoon layout.  And even more nervous and a little freaked out to be sharing a post with Jill Sprott.  Jill challenged us to use mail on your project.  You can see her amazing layout here

I will tell you this challenge was right up my alley.  When I first started scrapbooking and did not have a lot of supplies, I reached for things like this all the time.  I used something that is like a tissue that was packed in one of my boxes.  It had such great texture to it.  I was going to paint it or stamp with it, but I loved keeping it neutral to go with the colors I picked from Apple Cider, Milk Money, and Public Library.





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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Tell Me A Story Reveal | Video Tutorial

Before I start my post, I have to say, I was not expecting the comments on my blog and Facebook about the American Crafts team.  I appreciated it so much.  I also want to say thank you for the congratulations for the October Afternoon design team.  I don't take for granted these opportunities.  I work very hard and struggle with keeping a balance with family, myself, and scrapping.  But I love this community of scrapbookers.  And thankful for the relationships because of this hobby.  So I really mean it when I saw thank you so much.  

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The September Tell Me A Story kits at Cocoa Daisy were very popular.  Still available are the main kit and the add-on pattern paper kit.

Here is my main kit layout...you can still pick it up here.
And you can watch the process video here.  I had my little helper with me again on this fun school bulletin board feel layout.  The star is artwork my daughter did her first day of First Grade.


And this next layout uses most of the main kit as well...I used bits and pieces from the Fairy Tale
I made the cut file for the apples.  You can download the cut file here.
 I grouped the apples in rows and then used the outer edge with the Silhouette sketch pens, then cut the apples.  A little tedious, but I love the look.  I replaced some of the apples with the white cardstock painted with watercolors and a star rub on.
The 'good' was done with the sketch pens as well.  I love those things.  I forget to use them.  The squiggle stamp is from Day in the Life kit.

And last is my Project Life.  A June spread using a September kit, and still worked perfectly.  Although I have done six PL weeks this past week to catch up.
I used the Day in the Life and its add-on with a little of Fairy Tale.
 On the left side above, I used the digital format of the squiggle stamps on the bottom left photo, and also used them on the right side spread below on the top left photo.  The cut files, printables are free to subscribers.  I am not certain if the digital version of the stamps will be made available.  



It was another gorgeous month's kits.  And I know I say it every time, but a new favorite.  Especially the Cocoa Daisy exclusive papers.  My most favorite to date.

And this month is the debut of the Planner kits at Cocoa Daisy.  

There's a Personal size:
And then there are also Planner Essential Pouches available:





I ordered the personal size planner kit and can't wait to get started.  Excited to have some pretty inside pages to work with.

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