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Beautiful by Gabrielle Pollacco

Beautiful by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK194)

It’s that time of year when we feature a new summer layout kit. This year Gabrielle Pollacco has done it again!  Beautiful uses the ever wonderful Sand and Sea Collection from 49 and Market – the perfect collection for summer layouts if I do say so myself. 😉

Beautiful by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK194)
Beautiful by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK194)

As always Gabi mixes just the right elements to make for a masterpiece!  She uses ‘Blue Patina Perfect Pearls’ from Ranger. This powder has hues that just make that blue area pop! In addition she uses the Sand and Sea Layered Embellishment pack to add detailed elements without the fussy cutting! This sheet packs A LOT of elements (actually 50 pieces in total – 26 epoxy coated bubbles and 24 shaped pieces).

I should also point out that Gabi uses one of the stencils she created for The Crafters Workshop. The Tile Mania stencil is one of my favorites for adding quick texture and detail! You can have a look at all of Gabi’s stencils and stamps here.

When you purchase the kit, you get access to the video tutorial where Gabi takes us through her journey in creating the page above. Thank you Gabi!

To create a bonus page, it didn’t take much more than a sheet of extra paper. The Layered Embellishments and Floral Mixology Pack pf flowers included in the kit really leave you with quite a bit to work with.

Here’s a look at my page…

MMK194 Sample Bonus Page
MMK194 Sample Bonus Page

So much fun working on this kit – yes I may be a bit partial but I hope you think so too!!!

Hope you enjoy!!  We’ll be back soon with plenty more kits and products over the next few weeks.  School is official out for the summer but kids are going to camp so hoping to be quite productive!!!

Thanks,

Janene

 

 

 

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Memories by Tina Ollett – New Kit

Memories by Tina Ollette (MMK193

Tina Ollett debuts her first kit with us here at The Scrapbook Diaries. Get ready to sprinkle the fairy dust on!!! Memories is a beautiful layout filled with details to make it shine so bright! When you purchase the kit, you get access to Tina’s online tutorial. Tina shows us how to think out of the box to create elements that are perfect for our page even if they didn’t exist originally. Add that with lots of layered and fairy dust, you get this…

Memories by Tina Ollette (MMK193
Memories by Tina Ollett (MMK193

 

Admittedly Tina created this layout a while ago. The moment I saw it I knew we needed to have it as a kit. I just love the details.

Here’s a look at the bonus page I created with just a few added pieces…

Memories MMK193 Bonus Sample
Memories MMK193 Bonus Sample

Certainly a kit for all the fussy cutters out there. You know you love it! 🙂 Be sure to read full product description for differences in kit options so that you can purchase the kit that best suits your needs.

Thank you Tina!!

We’ve been busy posting products as they come in – a little of this, a l little of that. Best way to see new items is to just go to the shop page. Your screen should be defaulted to “sort by newness”, if not, you can always change the setting.  If you do this right now you may notice just a few new things from the companies that appear (2Crafty, ColourArte, etc.). Truth is we got lots more, those are new products in the system but we’ve been updating stock on lots of sold out items.

What’s coming?  We just got a box of Memory Box dies. Been a while since we added the to the store but these are so awesome you won’t want to miss. Lots of fabulous designs that are great for having a die on hand so you can create loads of fabulous elements to add to all your projects. Should be posted later today/tomorrow. Next up we have 49 and Market. Yep, you’ve been asking when are we adding it to the store. It’s coming. Hoping to have it all added by Friday, May 26th.  That includes the new Sand and Sea collection as well as all the Floral Mixology flower packs. Also got notice that 2 huge boxes of Dusty Attic are in route! Hoping to have those posted next week along with another new kit!!!!

Thanks for checking in.

Janene

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Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Rachelle Sigurdson

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK192)

Rachelle Sigurdson has another kit for us!  I must say I am a bit partial to this one as I was VERY honored that she used a photo of my daughter. And you bet this one is hanging proudly in my home for all to see! Before I ramble on, have a look for yourself at Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful….

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK192)
Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK192)

This Blue Fern Studios paper is one of my all time favorites. It’s just beautiful and soft. We hoarded it here at The Scrapbook Diaries buying up their last packs. Rachelle plays off the rose gold tones and created this spectacular layout filled with trinkets and layers. She achieved this look with the use of one Twinkling H20 watercolor – Amber Bronze. When you purchase the kit you will get 4-pages of directions showing you how she achieves different looks with just the one color and some mediums.  Of course, be sure to read full product description to see what is and is not included in the kit. You can find all details here.

I often get the question “how do you store your pages?”  As I mentioned above this one is hanging in my home. It’s not the only one – I hang most of my layouts these days. With the bulk of some layouts on top of the fact that we sometimes spend a long time making them, why not share them with everyone who comes in to your home? They seem too precious to me to put away in an album but maybe that is just me.

And on that note, I want to show off how Rachelle created the frame for this layout…

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Add-On (MMK192)
Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Add-On (MMK192-Add-On)

Arent I lucky???  It really is nothing short of stunning!!!

Because we were so impressed with his, we decided to do something a little different for us. We are offering an “add-on” package. It’s not really everything you need but it’s some key parts.  The add-on includes the flowers, 2 packs of Ivy Corners and the various beads used on the front.  We do not sell shadow frames because of their size and being they are fragile.  You can pick one up at Amazon or at a local chain craft store easily enough.  We also wanted to keep cost down so we didn’t add the extra chippies and stencil Rachelle used. You can use some left over pieces from the kit or you can skip. You Can find information on the “Add-On” here.

Hope you think as much of this one as I do!  It is certainly a keepsake. Thank you Rachelle!!!!!

I should also take a moment to mention we posted a BUNCH of new Scrapiniec pieces of chipboard. These are gorgeous! The detail and designs for their latest release made me giddy. 🙂  Here’s just a few…

scrapiniec-grapevine-wreaths-and-leaves
scrapiniec-grapevine-wreaths-and-leaves
scrapiniec Lilly of the valley decors
scrapiniec Lilly of the valley decors

Afren;t they beautiful? These are the white chipboard – delicate but the perfect accent for so many projects.

What’s coming? Hmm.. We have some adorable flair badges from Cut2Luv, brand new ScrapFx pieces and some cool 7Gyspies embellishments.

Next kit – A special treat from Tina Ollett. She made a design team project a while back that she has redone with video instruction for us.

Thanks,

Janene

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New Mixed Media kit from Nathmaël

Beautiful by Nathmaël (MMK191)

Nathmaël brings us another fabulous kit filled with a little of this and a little of that to make up one fabulously free layout!  Nathmaël is a design team member for Prima Marketing.  Her work can be seen all over their Blog. We’re lucky enough to have her share some of her tips and tricks with us.  For her second kit through The Scrapbook Diaries, she created a beautifully warm layout filled with yellows and gold, Beautiful.

Beautiful by Nathmaël (MMK191)
Beautiful by Nathmaël (MMK191)

Nathmaël takes us on her journey through an online tutorial (access given when you purchase the kit).  You an find the complete product description here. Thank you Nathmaël!

As with our kits, I created a bonus sample using the leftover pieces and a few additions….

Bonus Sample (MMK191)
Bonus Sample (MMK191)

Not the best photo of my layout – very rainy here in New York. Makes me wish for a nice sunny day given all the yellow!

Hope you like it!  I know it’s been a while since we posted a kit-seems I am saying that all the time lately. We have kits to come from all your favorites…. Di GarlingGabrielle Pollacco, Pascale B. and Rachelle Sigurdson. Might even have to post a double kit from Rachelle. Will see.

And new products…. Chloe has been busy posting away with even more to come! Just added tot he site – brand new Dusty Attic and 2Crafty as well as replenishing on some of your favorites that we sold out of….. New mini Twinkling H20 colors – who doesn’t love those mini little watercolor pots? At $2.50 a piece, kind of can’t go wrong! In addition we have new 7Gypsies and Scrapiniec to add. Wait till you see al the Scrapiniec we have in stock and ready to go home with you!  Should be posted next week.

Thanks for stopping in. Check back next week for more updates. Have a great weekend!

Thanks,

Janene

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Dreamer Kit by Gabrielle Pollacco

Dreamer by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK190)

Hello!! Seems like it has been a while since we have posted a kit from the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco! Good things come to those who wait!!! Gabi’s latest kit for us is another beautiful layout filled with little details that make this one really stand out.  Who knew I needed that Dusty Concord Distress Ink I have had for years and never used? Love how the color packs a punch!

Dreamer by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK190)
Dreamer by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK190)

Could that photo be any cuter? 🙂

The kits is filled with the pieces Gabi used to make this layout and access to an online tutorial where she shows us step by step how to recreate our own.  If you guys have been buying Gabi’s kits for a while now, please note that she talks in this video!! Yes – always love to hear our designers voices!

In addition to Gabi’s page, I made a bonus…

Dreamer Bonus Sample (MMK190)
Dreamer Bonus Sample (MMK190)

There you have it! Hope you like it as much as we do!!!

In addition to Gabi’s kit, I should note we’ve been busy adding new products to the store! And by we, I mean Chloe. If you are wondering who Chloe is, she’s that stunning beauty in Gabi’s layout.  This much needed help means that you’ll be seeing more and more new products being added on a consistent basis. As you know I like to shop. been busy ordering so many fun new things will be coming in soon enough.  Chloe makes sure we actually get it on the site so that you in tern can buy it.

Products recently added include the amazing Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils. These cling stamps feature eclectic, collage elements that make interesting background for any of your projects.  My favorite is the 12″ edge stamps. How cool is that – use in snips or use the full length against a border on page.

SA70068-Day-Diary
SA70068-Day-Diary

In addition to the stamps – we also got our hands on some of the Brand New Distress Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz/Ranger. Wondering what this is about and why you need another Distress Product?  Here you go, right from the horses mouth…

Yes, we need them! 🙂

Thanks for checking in.

Janene

 

 

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Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

Has it really been that long since our last blog post? WOW – got to get back on track. Speaking of… well sort of… I know it’s been a while since we posted a new kit. And to be honest while working on this layout this week, I  though what am I thinking putting out a layout for those perfect snow moments? It was feeling like spring here in New York for a few days and then today… Today – SNOW! So maybe I really was on to something and deep down knew it!

Enough with the ramblings and on to this fabulous kit…

Rachelle Sigurdson brings us a winter layout that is perfect for any treasured photo. And while Rachelle layers this layouts with papers and chipboards, there’s no paint! OK maybe not a completely accurate statement – no colors – there is crackle accents and some snow texture so a bit of drying time from here to there but really not the usual mess so many of us have come accustomed to.  I for one had a lot of fun following along on this one!

MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson
MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

Don’t you love the rustic elements and all those snow capped branches?

And while no one can be outdone by Rachelle, Jennifer Hedger at Dusty Attic comes pretty close.  That woman managed to pack all of these chipboard elements (and the ones on the bonus sample-plus even a few more I couldn’t fit on to the bonus page)  in to 2 custom 12″x12″ sheets of chipboard. If you like winter and chipboard – this is simply a must have kit! Of course Maja Design papers for the season aren’t too shabby either. 😉

Here’s a look at my bonus sample…

Winter Wonderland Bonus Page MMK189
Winter Wonderland Bonus Page MMK189

SO MUCH FUN!

So there you have it, our very latest kit. Be sure to read the full product detail if interested in purchasing the kit.  There is NOT a video tutorial along with this kit – written directions with step-by-step photos are provided.

What’s coming? A new company for The Scrapbook Diaries will be posted soon – Carabelle Studio – fabulous stamps and stencils from France. Very eclectic. think you guys will love them! We also have new Scrapiniec to add.

Next kit – Gabrielle Pollacco is back!!! Should be posting end of next week.

Thanks,

Janene

 

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Sweet by Di Garling

Sweet by Di Darling (MMK188)

How Sweet it is indeed! Di Garling packs a punch with the vibrant pink and green tones used in her latest kit for us. Di always manages to make her layouts come to life. Take a look for yourself…

Sweet by Di Darling (MMK188)
Sweet by Di Darling (MMK188)

Between the LemonCraft papers and the green Prima flowers… totally beautiful!

Di shows us her process in the online tutorial (access provided when you purchase the kit). She adds a lot of details here and there to make her layout shine. Please be sure to read complete product description for details on what is included in which version of the kit. We try to include packages to give you only what you need and want.

In addition to Di’s page, I made a bonus sample using some leftover products and a few sheets of papers and a pack of brads (couldn’t help myself as I thought they went so well)…

Sweet-Bonus-Sample-MMK188
Sweet-Bonus-Sample-MMK188

You can find all details on the kit here. Thanks Di for another beautiful kit for us to play with!

What else is going on here at The Scrapbook Diaries?   Always something but who can think? 🙂  We’ll have more new products coming soon – all those lovely 49 and Market products you’ve been asking for. Did you see we added over 70 new products from the Crafters Workshop the other day? Stencils and mediums to add so much to any of your projects.

New kits coming over the next few weeks – Rachelle Sigurdson, Nathmael and Gabrielle Pollacco.  In addition we have a treat from 49 and Market Design team member Tine Ollett. She creates a beautiful layout using the Flower Fairies of Spring collection.

That’s it – happy Super Bowl to those of you watching!!!

 

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Treasure by Gabrielle Pollacco

Treasure by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK186)

We are so excited to announce a new kit from the fabulous Gabrielle Pollacco! I know a lot of you have been patiently awaiting news of this kit. Today is the day to rejoice!!! 🙂

Gabi uses a soft brown and purple palette mixed in with all of our favorite products to create a beautiful page that will be one to adore for years to come as it is timeless.

Treasure by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK186)
Treasure by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK186)

The Tarnished Treasured Inklingz is the perfect match for the Vintage Artistry paper from 49 and Market.  And if you bought Di Garling’s last kit, ironically named Treasure, then you may already have this color. While these two kits use both the same word set (Fine Word Set 1 from 2Crafty) and Inklingz color, they are very different in color and composition. These two pieces are so versatile – can you ever have enough great chipboard words?

With the addition of Prills and stamping, we are offering this kit in basic, plus and complete versions. The plus kit includes the Inklingz Tarnished Treasure and Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. The complete kit includes those two pieces plus the I Can Not tell a Lilac Prills and Gabi’s Postcard from Paris Stamp Set. If you have some of these pieces and not others, you should be able to add them on a la cart.

As always (well just about always), I had fun playing with a bonus sample. Here’s my take….

Love Always Bonus Sample MMK186
Love Always Bonus Sample MMK186

Confession about a few things… I totally over painted the area around the photo mat so what to do? I added the “love” word vertically to try and compensate. Think it worked pretty well. Also had a little fun with the stems off the paper. The dainty Scrapiniec pieces mixed with the weight of the Prills and my not so careful approach left me with some of these strands that had come off other pieces. Personally, love how it turned out with the splash of color to that part of the page. Hope you like too.

And since it’s the holiday season upon us, we figured why not do something special to say thank you to all of our customers…..

 

So there you have it. You can find video links to Gabi’s sold out kits here. In the coming weeks, we’ll add other designer kits that have sold out and try to streamline the video access page. As we add more and more kits, it’s beginning to get a bit cluttered. Think the photo montage of layouts is a nice way to easily decide which video you’d like to watch.

ENJOY!!!!!

We’ll have more before the year is over. New products in include the Gossamer Blue line from LemonCraft – hoping to have it added this weekend. We have new Mini Twinkling H20 colors to add and lots of chippies from all your favorite companies. In addition we have a special treat from Tina Ollett and more!

Thanks,

Janene

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Sunset by Pascale B

Sunset Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B

Pascale B.,  is back with another fabulous layout filled with mediums and technique! She brings us a mixture of the the natural look of wood together with a warm color palette. Perfect for showcasing so many of your favorite moments. Learn her technique by gain gain access to her online tutorial when you purchase the kit. Please read all details for full information.

Sunset Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B
Sunset Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B

The mix of orange and green on the brown background just works so well. To be honest, I was nervous at first about the colors – I love orange but never really use in scrapbooking I guess. I thought what if people don’t have a photo of the perfect sunset like Pascale had.  Well was I wrong – as usual. 🙂 I chose a pic of my daughter holding a pumpkin and it was perfect!!!! Here’s what I did for the bonus page which had nothing to do with the orange and gold colors. Actually, I tried adding some blue color gelato to bring out their shirts but after making a mess of a few flowers I said, ah ha… you need the orange to work with the gold undertones and the techniques Pascale demonstrates in her video. In the end, couldn’t be happier with the result…

The Boys Bonus Sample MMK185
The Boys Bonus Sample MMK185

Love how it turned out and hope you do as well. Pascale is a mixed media expert and knows how to mix it all up for fabulous results. Thank you Pascale.

Please be sure to read full product description so you can see what is included in the different versions and chose what best suits your needs.

After working on this kit I realized we had a few kits using Gelatos. We’re bringing in the complete range of them and making them available on an individual basis. At $2.45 a stick, they’re a great way to add some color and pack a punch where you want and need.  Expect them to be up on the site in the next day or two. We also have more new products that just came in which will be added tot he site… new LemonCraft and chippies from ScrapFx.We all need more hours in the day don’t we? We’l get there soon.

As for new kits coming…

  • Gabrielle Pollacco brings us another stunning layout featuring those lovely lavender pieces from Scrapiniec
  • Tina Ollett, one of the 49 and Market Design Team girls doe s guest spot for us here at The Scrapbook Diaries. Tina did a project for her DT assignment that we just had to turn in to a kit. She was gracious enough to redo it along with video tutorial so we can all enjoy.
  • Nathmael has been busy and we need to catch up. Not sure which of the 2 projects she’s turned in for the next one but both stunning!

That’s it for me right now. Hope you are all off to a good start for December!

Thanks for stopping by,

Janene