Friday, July 31, 2009

August 2009 Kits

We are so excited to be trying something new this month. You'll notice it is basically 2 kits in 1. Featuring papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Traveler line and Sassafras Lass's Yummy Vintage line. Now I'm sure some can combined these two lines on the same LO, however the intention was to have a 2 in 1 kit. There are some great embellishments included.
Love, love, love the Storyteller alphabet stickers from Webster's Pages. The font is great! And I love that there are 2 sizes and multiple colors. Another of my favorite items is the Center Kisses from Prima Marketing. Love that there are 3 shades and plenty in a package. Please note that each color is bundled together and secured with a piece of tape and the intention is to separate them to use them. Have fun with these and mix the colors up for more depth.
The Addict Kit is full of textures/finishes that will work with either paper line. The Little Pill kit this month has 3 Bazzill Basics In Stitchz templates that can be used with the memory thread.
Another of my favorite items this month (okay I love all the items but I have to admit to having a few favorites) is the Calendar Journaling Clear Cuts from MLYB. NOTE that there is a liner on each one and it's hard to see. Just take an adhesive eraser to the top of it and it'll come off very easy. Because they are clear you can use them right on top a photo, back it with paper of your choice, or use as is. The vines from Prima are amazing!!! So easy to use. They bend easy, open up, and even cut easy to break up if you want.
Enjoy the kit and be sure to post your creations in the gallery -we would love to see what you do with the kits.

Monday, July 27, 2009

No rain, no rainbow!

In this month's Therapy kit, there is a package of photo easel backs. I wanted to demonstrate a little something you could use them for. Also, a fun way to use up some of your scraps! I used the scraps from this month's kit to create a little... plaque, I guess you could call it. I used a piece of cardboard from the May Little Pill kit and did a paper piecing with my July kit scraps! I thought little pink raindrops were the perfect touch for all the colors of MY rainbow! ;) Then I simply attached the easel back to the cardboard! Something like this would make a cute going away gift for someone, or a gift for a new baby's room. The sky's the limit! Be creative and have fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hooray for the red, white & blue!

This month's addict kit features 7 Gypsies Vintage Ephemera. Since the predominant colors are red, white, and blue, I was inspired to create a mini.

I started out by arranging the ephemera cards in the order I wanted them.
I added some Jenni Bowlin die cut mini papers - one as a pages in the album. another as a frame. (See, you can use them for more than just journaling!) Once I liked the look, I used my Bind It All, but you could easily punch holes and bind with ribbon.

I used some goodies from last month's IAAS kit and a few from my stash to embellish and ta-da!

What will you make with your Addict kit?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun with Flair Designs Summer Time Fantastic Plastic

This month's kit contains these fun Fantasic Plastic pieces from Flair Designs. I sat for a while thinking of the best way to showcase them and here are some ideas and samples that I created.

These plastic pieces are sticky backed, so using glitter was an obvious I picked up the sun and two shades of Martha Stewart glitter and got busy:

here is the final two pieces together

and this cute card I made:

next I thought I would try using some Smooch....I then used some clear embossing powder to seal the letters:

Here is my final layout:
and a closeup of the final letters:

I also used alcohol inks to color the plastic:

here is a card using my shape:

the final idea I had was to use a sharpie first I used my white sharpie to color the flower in...then followed it up with a blue sharpie along the edge:

and here's the flower on a layout....
and here's a closeup so you can see how the sharpie markers looked on the finished product:

I hope you'll share your creations using this fun material with us in the I Am A Scrapaholic gallery! Be sure to check out the other creations made with the kit by the design team in the gallery!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Monday, July 6, 2009

The bright, the fun, the kit!!!

I am a stickler for really FUN kits!
This month's kit is no exception...
You can imagine when I opened it up and out popped all these
beautiful, fun, bright, colors!
I was gleeful with excitement!!!

I loved the way this layout turned out!
The kit made it easy to find my nitch and scrap away!

I hope to see your bright and fun creations using this wonderful kit too!
Happy scrapping and I hope this kit made you feel giddy inside too!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Playing with Core'dinations and the July Kit

This kit is just awesome! Packed full of all kinds of wonderful goodies - the Basic Grey Lime Rickey that is just so bright and fun, awesome tags, flowers and gorgeous ribbon. And on top of that my favorite product - "Core'dinations". Since I am a part of their design team as well I just wanted to tell you a little about using these papers. You can sand them, distress them, emboss them and do just about anything with them and they rock! On this card (sketch by Card Patterns) I used the Whitewash Orange and embossed it with my Cuttlebug embossing machine and then sanded over it to show the core color. The different Core'dinations Whitewash, Black Magic and Chocolate Box all have either white, black or brown on the top and a color core so that you can sand them down to show the underlying color - the bonus is when you open the card the inside is the core color that you can stamp, write or on create on again. The Luxe journaling card was perfect behind my core to use just like patterned paper and the little bird from the Lime Rickey is so darn cute I want to use it on everything. Enjoy your kit - I am! I included a close up so you can see how the core comes through - the darker the core color the more it shows through.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

'Orange' You Glad It's Summer!

July 2009 Kits
Celebrate Summer with Basic Grey Lime Rickey. This kit is fun and colorful! I can't believe how much orange there is in it -I'm hoping that will bring the sunshine our way this month. Along with Basic Grey you will also find items from Webster's Pages, Bo Bunny, Flair Designs, Prima Marketing, 7Gypsies, Pebbles inc, Robin's Nest, Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories, and Daisy Bucket.
Have you seen the new Fantastic Plastic shapes from Flair Designs? They are so easy to use and are already to adhere to your project as is or can be altered. Watch to see what the design team does with them. And what a wonderful surprise the Pebbles inc. Chips are! 70 pieces in each package. A variety of shapes. Some glittered and some not. AND the glitter is not messy.
Speaking of glitter, the Galaxy Stars from Prima Marketing are a very cool embellishment with so many possibilities. Again, these are not messy. You can use them as they are and pose them however you'd like or you can cut them and use them in multiple places.
Bo Bunny has come out with some cute packages of Buttons and Bling. And the flower packages are great. The flowers are different shapes which is really nice because sometimes it's nice to have coordinating flowers that are not all the same shape.
This month the project is very easy. You can make a 5x7" mini LO and then attach one of the photo easel to the back and display it. I reccomend spraying the finished project with a sealant. I plan to make a set of 5 for my mother -each one will have a photo of the grandkids together spanning the last 5 years. She'll love it and it will be so quick and easy for me to complete.
Be sure to watch the blog and gallery for ideas, techinques, and tips from the design team. And if you have any questions about a product don't hesitate to ask. Either e-mail me or post it on the message board.
Enjoy the kits =)