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Hey guys, I just want to share a couple of layouts I did for fun. I had some free time in my happy place and I pulled out some of my recent favorites and just played around. I was so much fun to just grab stuff that I have been hoarding and just use it. 

This first layout I made using lots of Prima. I just love the Zella Teal line and I had the perfect picture for it. 

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Almost everything on this page is from The Zella Teal line. I used some Prima white crackle paste and Lindy's mist (Shabby Turbine Teal and Tibetan Poppy Teal) for the background. The chipboard is Blue Fern Studios. I embossed it with Lindy's Cafe Au Lait.

 

My next layout was created with Blue Fern Studios products. I used the Tranquility paper line, it's one of my favorites from them. 

Here is my layout:

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I love the brown/teal color combo. I went a little chipboard crazy on this one. I think in total I used 7 pieces, all from Blue Fern Studios. I have a huge chipboard addiction, so it felt good to just get a bunch on a page, lol. I treated the chipboard with several different embossing powders. 

I used my favorite stencil in the background with some Prima gold crackle paste. I also dug into my lace stash and stuck some here and there.  

The flowers are from Petaloo. I really miss their flowers. There is also an old Prima branch in there that I cut up. 

That's all I have today. Thanks for letting me share my work with you today. Stop back by tomorrow as I have more to share.

Peace and Love.


Forever with International Scrapbook Garden

Hey everyone, I'm back today to share another layout created using this months Toolshed kit: Winter Adventures from The International Scrapbook Garden. This kit is filled with the Denim and Friends paper line from Maja Designs. It's great for masculine or winter pages, but again I decide to make a feminine layout with it.

Here is my layout:

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This kit is filled with a lot of fun embellishments. The mixed media kit compliments everything so well. I used items from the main kit as well as the bonus embellishment. I pulled in a few things from my stash to make it a bit more girly.

Here are some close up:

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  I used a stencil and some modeling paste both from my stash for the background. Then a bit of stamping with the brown ink from the main kit. I've been into paper tearing a lot lately. To soften it up a bit I added the lace around it.

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There are fun chipboard pieces in the main kit as well as the chipboard bonus kit. The chipboard heart is a perfect for girly layouts. To color I used some blue embossing powder from my stash. I added the swirl chipboard piece from my stash to draw your eye to the photo. I embossed it with white embossing powder.

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The flowers are from the bonus embellishment kit. I dug out some paper clay pieces I made with Prima molds from my stash to tuck into the flower clusters.

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Showing more of the fun chipboard, the title is from the main kit. These little words and hearts are so adorable.

Here are the kits I used for this layout:

ToolshedWinterAdventuresKit

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That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by.

 

KimHeard


Let the Adventure Begin with The International Scrapbook Garden Kit

Hey everyone, I'm back today to share another layout created using this months Toolshed kit: Winter Adventures from The International Scrapbook Garden. This kit is filled with the Denim and Friends paper line from Maja Designs. It's great for masculine or winter pages, but I decide to make a feminine layout with it.

Here is my layout:

Let the adventure begin

This kit is filled with a lot of fun embellishments. The mixed media kit compliments everything so well. I used items from the main kit as well as the bonus embellishment and mixed media kits. I pulled in a few things from my stash to make it a bit more girly.

Here are some close up:

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I used the Lindy's spray from the mixed media kit  for the background. I also a stencil and some modeling paste both from my stash. Then I did a bit of stamping with the brown ink from the main kit.

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There are fun chipboard pieces in the main kit as well as the chipboard bonus kit. The chipboard hearts were perfect for girly layout. To color I used some aged marine embossing powder from my stash.

The flowers are from the bonus embellishment kit. I dug that cute little butterfly from my stash. It's so old, but it came in handy.

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Showing more of the fun chipboard. This is that title frame from the main kit. I just cut the words out. Then I used the aged teal and marine embossing powder on it. The little swirl chipboard pieces are from  my stash. It's actually 1 piece that I cut into several little pieces. That's a great way to get the most out of your embellishments

Here are the kits I used for this layout: ToolshedWinterAdventuresKit

Bonus embellishments kit:

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Bonus Chipboard kit: ToolshedChipboardJan18a

Mixed Media kit:

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That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by. Oh and Happy Mardi Gras!!!

KimHeard


Choose to Shine with International Scrapbook Garden

Hey everyone, I'm back today to share another layout created using the January toolshed kit: Winter Adventures from The International Scrapbook Garden. This kit is filled with the Denim and Friends paper line from Maja Designs. It's great for masculine or winter pages.

Here is my layout:

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This kit is filled with a lot of fun embellishments. The mixed media kit compliments everything so well. I used items from the main kit as well as the bonus embellishment and mixed media kits.

Here are some close up:

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I used the Lindy's spray from the mixed media kit  for the background. I also used some gold mist from Prima and some white ink, both from my stash.

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There are fun chipboard pieces in the main kit as well as the chipboard bonus kit. The chipboard pocket pieces are everything. To color mine and give it the distresses look, I just ran the chalk ink (in the main kit) lightly over the chipboard to get the desired color.

That star is real denim and was included in the kit. I just kinda stuffed it in the pocket. The button (also in the main kit) was added to make it look like a real pocket.

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I also did a bit of masking to the background using the stencil in the main kit. Also showing more of the fun chipboard. I just used some navy blue embossing powder on it. The dry wall tape is from my stash. I just colored it using the same chalk ink from the kit.

Here are the kits I used for this layout: ToolshedWinterAdventuresKit

Bonus embellishments kit:

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Bonus Chipboard kit: ToolshedChipboardJan18a

Mixed Media kit:

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That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by.

KimHeard


Collect Beautiful Memories with International Scrapbook Garden

Hey everyone I here to share a layout I created with the newest Toolshed kit: Winter Adventures from The International Scrapbook Garden.

This months kit is full of papers from Maja Designs, Denim and Friends. I have to say this is one amazing kit. Even though I am a pink and flowers girl deep in my soul, this kit sings to me even though it is a masculine kit. Maybe later I will show you how to create a feminine layout with it.

So for my first layout with this kit, I decide to do the mood board challenge. You guys did know that we have a monthly mood board challenge? If not, here is a link to the post with the details mood board challenge.

Here is the mood board:

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Enough chit chat, here is my take on the challenge:

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I followed the sketch (had to flip the photo) and then went with the winter theme.

Here are some close ups:

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We got some snow paste in the mixed media kit, I used that to top of the chipboard pieces after I embossed them with some snowflake embossing powder.

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Those little wood circles are in the kit and are great fillers in flower clusters.

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I used the snow paste with the snowflake stencil in the kit randomly on the background along with the Lindy's mist. I ran the blue ink along the edges of the title.

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Because there was just a little pink in my photo and I wanted to tie in a little pink, I added a small piece of a die cut doily. The flair wasn't the right color, so I did a little wash of water and blue glimmer glam.

Here is a list of supplies I used for this layout:

Toolshed Main Kit

Toolshed Bonus papers

Toolshed Embellishment Bonus

Toolshed Bonus Chipboard

Toolshed Mixed Media

From my stash, I used the bling, the snowflake embossing powder, doily die cut and the cheesecloth.

That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by.

KimHeard

 


"Untitled" Prince Layout

I'm back with another layout created with the Summer Concert Toolshed kit from International Scrapbook Garden. This is the masculine kit, but it had these beautiful yellow papers in it from 13 Arts. So how do you create a masculine layout with yellow paper? Well let me show you what I did.

Here is my layout:

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I incorporated black and grey with the yellow. The chipboard add on had these wonderful chipboard instruments and this guitar was perfect for this photo of Prince. Let's talk about this photo, how perfect was it with the yellow guitar? Oh how I loved Prince.

I colored the music symbol with black archival ink. I left the guitar naked. Like I said I layered torn strips of grey and black paper to break up some of the yellow.

The flowers are from my stash, just some more older petaloo. me grey I'm having a hard time not adding flowers, lol. I used a die cut for the leaves. I also had a guitar pick a friend gave me, talk about the perfect embellishment.

The kit also came with a music note stamp. I did some random background stamping with some grey archival ink. They I added some mini art stones and black splatters.

Here are some close ups:

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That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Today I am sharing my first layout created with the Toolshed kit from International Scrapbook Garden. I don't have my new kit yet, so this layout was created from the previous Summer Concert kit. This kit is the masculine kit. It is filled with wonderful grungy papers from 7 Dots and 13 Arts. Plus tons of chipboard.

So here is my first layout:

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I used lots of the chipboard and layered it all over, I left it natural. I loved the frame with the "You Rock" on it. It was perfect for this photo of my nephew. Those washi tape chippies are amazing. I could use tons more  of those.

I layered a few pieces of paper and tags behind the photo. I also added some Tim Holtz film strip tape to match the paper. The flowers are from my stash, some old petaloo. I added some chicken wire stamping and called it done.

Here are some close ups:

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I am so excited to be working with this kit. It really pushes my creativity. I love making layouts with lots of flowers and girly colors, so working with a masculine kit will be fun.

Don't forget to stop by the International Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, the new kits will be revealed. You will love them. 

That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Exciting News

2018 is off to an exciting start for me. I have been asked to join the The International Scrapbook Garden Design Team. They are a new company with limited edition kits featuring hard to find paper lines from all over the world. 

There are 3 kits to choose from. The Garden kit, which has feminine papers. The Toolshed kit( I’ll be designing with this kit), which has masculine papers and the Fairy Garden kit, which is a mini card kit. 

The January/February kit reveal will be in a few days and you will love it. There will also be a sketch/mood board challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it.  So make sure you stop by the blog on January 13th for the reveal.

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Thanks for stopping by, that’s all I have for today. Come back later in the week for my first reveals. 


CSI -Color Stories Inspiration Case #245

Hey everyone!

It's time for the first Case File of the New Year for CSI - Color Stories Inspiration!
 
It is also my first case on the CSI Design Team.
I am so excited to be here among these amazing designers. 
 
So here we go with Case File 245
 
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Here is the case file:

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And--have you heard?--we've got a brand-new twist on our challenge! We're calling it Freestyle, and it's tailor-made for everyone. Like the old, traditional way we've had our challenges? We've still got the traditional clues, which you can find at the bottom. Want to try something new? Freestyle the challenge by interpreting the Case File Scene any way you'd like. Or, combine the traditional with the Freestyle and pick and choose the clues you want. No minimum requirements because CSI is all about inspiration and telling your stories YOUR way.
 
Remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this reveal post for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more detailed explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.
 
 
I used the color scheme and threw in some of the evidence. Here is the evidence I used: 
Distressed solid background paper
Woodgrain
Polka Dots
Stars
 
Now for some close ups:
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I used Authentique "Strong" Collection for this layout.
 
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I used a mix of Prima and Petaloo flowers for this. That clock is a Prima resin piece. I hoard my resin pieces, as I love them so.
 
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I have so much chipboard, I try to use at least 1 piece on every layout. These pieces are by Creative embellishments.
The swirls were simply painted. The star frame was first painted with clear gesso then misted with 2 different colors to get the greenish black color.
 
 
 
We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
 
The deadline for completing this Case File is Wednesday, January 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country. Follow the link below for the CSI Blog.
 
 
 

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CASE FILE CLUES 

THE SCHEME 
  • 29.49.48 – greenish black
  • 254.255.241 – off white
  • 183.211.189 – celadon color
  • 235.173.38 – mustard yellow
  • 132.131.83 – khaki green
EVIDENCE 
  • Distressed solid background paper, like BasicGrey
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • Bunting/banners
  • Moon, stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Lights/lamps
  • Winter elements
  • Moose or other animal
  • String
  • Houses/other architectural elements
  • Flags
  • Dashed lines
  • distressing
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a winter activity
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a January writing prompt.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling behind a window.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir.
  • Inspiration Words: night, active, shine
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
Happy New Year and Happy scrapping!
 
Kim
 
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CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Swirlydoos

Did you know that Swirlydoos is a monthly prize sponsor for CSI:challenge?

Yep, They have been all year and the DT occasionally plays along with the challenges. Well this month we once again joined in. The case file was a beautiful neutral palette.

 

CSI is changing the rules up a bit. You can now be inspired by just the scene or you can use the above evidence and testimony. Either way, you still have to use the color scheme to start your layout.

Before I show you my layout, let me tell you how was inspired to create it. I used the case file as my inspiration starting with the evidence (choosing 3 clues). My 3 clues are flowers/leaves, string and fussy cutting. Those tickets layered under my photo were fussy cut from an ephemera sheet.

I also took some inspiration from the scene. In the bottom left corner is some block writing, I thought that writing looked the same as the writing on the title block I used. 

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I created a rustic layout with this neutral palette. I just loved the colors, they had a serene, nature type feel to me. I used papers from 49 and Market, chipboard from Creative embellishments and just some random flowers. I used the Prima rust paste on the chipboard to try and mimic the tree bark in the photo. I think it turned out pretty good.

Don't miss your chance to enter this fun challenge and win some amazing prizes. You might just win the GC to Swirlydoos and you can pick up one of our amazing kits.

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

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