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…
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!!!
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!
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…
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.
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…
So excited to announce we have BRAND NEW products from The Crafters Workshop stencils and paints in house and ready to ship!!!! In addition to the 8 new stencils from the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco, we have the new art mediums, heavy body paints and other new stencils!! Over 70 products added to the storefront from the Crafters Workshop! You can check out our complete collection of TCW here.
A look at some of Gabrielle’s new stencils…
And a look at a few of my other favorites – if only to chose a few… It’s just so hard….
In addition, The Crafters Workshop has released a series of mediums. They include Clear and Black Modeling Paste as well as Silver gesso and some other goodies. As well, there’s a series of 8 colored heavy body paints in 4 oz. tubes. Mix and match and create any shade you could want!
New Kit from Di Garling!!!!
49 and Market (Complete Range)
Ranger (New Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz and More)
That’s it for today! Be sure to check back soon for more goodies!
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.
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….
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.
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!
We are back with some amazing projects and some new pretty products. This time we have three stunning kits! As always Gabi has created some special pages for you.
We are starting with ‘Blessed’ by Gabrielle Pollacco. Gabi brings us a beautiful layout filled with chipboard and textures. This kit was created for Dusty Attic and reproduced with permission from both Gabrielle and Dusty Attic. It is a 1-Page layout. This kit does not have a coordinating video, only printed directions with photos of step by step. We love this girly page… attention to details and mixed media touches has stolen our heart.
Next up we have two more kits ‘Love Summertime’ in two different colors for you to choose. Gabrielle Pollacco created a video tutorial for Maja Design. This layout and video feature the ‘Summertime In the Garden‘ Collection from Maja (Red color scheme kit). She was kind enough to let us create a kit to go along with the layout but we couldn’t stop there. Maja Design also has a ‘Summertime By the Sea‘ Collection (Blue color scheme kit)…. We had to offer both as it’s one of the best summer collections out there!!!! You can find the video for the red Love layout on YouTube here.
Thanks Gabi!!!! You make the rest of us look so talented!!!
What’s new in store? We are so happy to present to you some of the most pretty chipboards ever! ‘Scrapiniec’ as always creates most delicate and precious pieces! Those little beauties are perfect for every cardmaker and scrapbooker! We are sure you will love them! Lavender, heart, lace and more… just have a look at yourself!
There is even more new products on the way! Prima Marketing summer release is already here, just waiting to add them to the store! Lots of beautiful flowers, papers and embellishments! In addition we will have ALL the Brand new products from 49andMarket and more!
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Seems we have been neglecting the blog this summer. Well rest assured we are keeping busy over here! Today we have a fabulous kit form the ever-talented Gabrielle Pollacco. I know you ladies have missed her work but she has LOTS lined up so be sure to visit her blog frequently. And even more exciting, we’ll be featuring a bunch of her upcoming layouts as kits. For today, we have Picture Perfect. An amazing steampunk layout filled with fabulous chipboard pieces. Our very own Nathmael designed the cog/leaf pieces featured on the layout for EmbelliScrap. EmbelliScrap is a french chipboard company. Guess we should add our stock to the website one of these day. Yes, will do that soon. In addition, there’s two great pieces from ScrapFx that just add to the steampunk / masculine look and feel of this layout.
In case you are wondering about the pic…. That’s Gabrielle’s son-in-law to be. Her daughter got engaged last week! Congrats!!! While this pic might make him look a bit scary, he really is quite handsome. 🙂 He does these crazy tough mudder’s.
Well, the masculine look of this layout is perfectly fitting of the grunge and grime going on with Gabi’s photo. Also perfect for just about anything if you ask me. I know I usually tel you about the kit at this point but I have to show off my bonus page as I am over the top happy with it (I don’t always say that) but…
Sorry had to show off how cute that kid is. Oh yeah, he’s mine. 🙂
Anyway back to the kit which was so much fun. If you know Gabi like yo all do, you know she brings new tricks to the table and this was no different. The resist effect and use of Gelatos in this kit was a lot of fun. Just realizing I didn’t do it on my bonus. Might have to go back and add a bit after the fact. But anyway…. The kit comes with just about everything except some household items. You will need a baby wipe or wet cloth and some cinnamon. did we mention it’s a great smelling layout too?
The complete version of the kit includes the Dusty Attic Bubble Stencil and a jar of Prills. yes those tiny little textured balls you have been seeking all over designer’s blogs lately. They’ve been around for awhile but Rachelle Sigurdson rehashed them and we’re all addicted now. The jars are small – just mentioning as to not mislead anyone but they do go a long way. Basic has everything else including the 2 gelato sticks to create the brown and green color seen on the layouts. As always – please do read fun product description for all details.
Great kit right? And if you prefer the softer side of Gabi…. check back in about 2-3 weeks, we’ll have not 1 but 2 more kits for some special projects she did for Dusty Attic and Maja Designs. Speaking of Maja…. did you check out their new collection Summertime? LOVE!! just saying. And yes you will be seeing it used in a kit (or 2 very soon). 🙂
Also think in our lazy days we forgot to blog about the new Blue Fern Studios collection, Seaside Cottage. another fabulous beach collection. Might even be my all time fav Michelle Singh collection yet. I love the images and colors – you will for sure be seeing 2 kits using the colleciotn as well. What can I say when I like something… we just have to do it. So if you are wondering why we haven’t done a 49 and Market kit yet… well good question. We were waiting for just the right designer. And yes, we got it coming! Gerry van Gent has created a lovely layout featuring the Flower Fairy Collection. Will be the first time I get to work with these products. Kind of exciting!!!
Back to Blue Fern… We added a bunch of glitters and embossing powders as well. Lots of fun stuff to play with.
Also stocked up on a bunch of sold out pieces from Dusty Attic, Scrapiniec and 2Crfafty. We added a new chipboard manufacturer from Poland, SnipArt. Polish chipboard is the delicate white stuff we use in a bunch of kits. The details are fabulous and easy to add without fussing over mediums and whatnot.
If you are a fan of Gabrielle Pollacco like SO many of you are, today is a happy day my friends….
Not only do we have a new kit from Gabrielle but we have 2 kits and one is a double! Follow that?
Let’s begin with Gabi’s double-page kit for The Scrapbook Diaries. Gabrielle has created two pages with to video tutorials! Sometimes we find we like too much coordinating products so a double seems to make sense. This time around the kit features a bunch of the beautiful Tales of You and Me papers by Frank Garcia for Prima as well as a few sheets of Courtship Lane papers from Blue Fern Studio. The lovely mix creates a romantic look that works well for just about any photo.
As if there were any doubt they’d be beautiful. Gab’s style + beautiful papers/products = FABULOUS!!!!!!
In addition to Gabi’s 2 pages, I created another 2 pages (without direction) to coordinate…
The Family Forever Double Page kit comes with materials to make all 4 pages, 2 video tutorials and step by step directions for Gabi’s 2 pages. Read full details on kit – we have a basic version and complete. Only added materials for the complete kit are a 1 oz Bottle of Blushing Bride Vibes from Shimmerz and a 6×6 Time for Love Stencil from Crafters Workshop (great stencils – very usable).
For today we also posted a 1-Page layout for a kit Gabi created for a Dusty Attic retreat. Since so many of us would love to go to Australia and can’t… Jennifer at Dusty Attic let us make a few of these beauties to offer anyone from anywhere. The kit comes with materials listed as well as directions (please note there is NO video tutorial to go along with).
Not that we will stop here. Upcoming kits from Elena Tretiakova and Rachelle Sigurdson! Might have to give us a few days to catch our breathe and get caught up from this release but they’ll be coming soon enough!
Brand new Maja Design paper should be hitting the store next week.
Gabrielle Pollacco has another fabulous layout turned in to kit for us. As always Gabrielle’s sense of style and composition are always on point. She mixes up a variety of colors and mediums to create one stunning page! See for yourself…
The kit comes complete with so many fun pieces to work with from all over the world – mostly Poland. Do you know how many great scrapbook companies there are in Poland? Some of my all time favorites – 7Dots, Scrapiniec Wycinanka, Lemon-Craft, UHK Gallery, Galeria Papieru and more! This kit includes products from just about all of those companies. In addition Gabrielle uses her Organic Matter Mask designed for The Crafters Workshop. A great texture for use on so many projects. If you don’t have white texture paste, Gabi provides a wonderful homemade recipe you can whip up on your own. You can find the recipe here.
As usual, I made a bonus sample page to go along with this kit. And once again, I had a good time. Did I go overboard? 🙂
I love how it turned out, hope you do too. I love the crain but if that isn’t your thing… there’s more than enough extra pieces to add your own favorite element or leave out all together. Then again, you can go crazy and do your own thing all together. My only word of caution is scissors…. if you are going to cut the vine up like I did, e sure to use a scissor that can handle it or one that is already knocked up from cutting wire. Tim Holtz scissors fromTonic are awesome and withstand A LOT!
Forgot to mention the variations in the kit. I already received a few emails that people were confused.
Basic – no Shimmerz or stencil.
Plus – included the 2 watercolor pots from Shimmerz that Gabi used (Strawberry Fields and Ruby Lost Her Slippers) – don’t you just love their names?
Hope that helps clarify things. We try to offer different versions so you get and pay for what you need and nothing more.
New Products – just posted Courtship Lane from Blue Fern Studios!!! We all love their papers and this is just another fabulous collection and great color palette to work with form the EVER talented Michelle Singh. Have a peek….
That’s it for now. New kits coming next week – Delaina Burns and Rachelle Sigurdson!
She is back with a new Kit!!!! Gabrielle Pollacco brings us another fabulous kit in her signature purple and green color combination. This time she mixes up some Blue Fern Studios papers and combines the Deja Vu collection with Autumn Anthology….
Magical! Am I also just a little prejudice? Maybe. I am honored that Gabrielle used a pic of my little munchkins. This was out holiday card photo and it works so well with the color combo right? Certainly my Ultimate Photo! 🙂
Thank you Gabrielle!
As always I had a great time following Gabrielle along on her video tutorial. the kit comes basic and complete. Not much of a difference in the two – just the Purple Rain Creameez Watercolor Pot from Shimmerz to add the highlighting/shading. Gabrielle also uses Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the green on the Ivy. I didn’t include in the complete version as I figured so many probably already have. You can of course add it extra as we offer it in the Mini Ink Pad. Other green inks will work equally as well.
With some added papers handsome more flowers and chipboard…. Here’s a sample of the bonus page I came up with…
Love how it compliments Gabrielle’s page. I should have added in to directions that I had to change up my process a bit. The Meg’s Garden background paper has a coated finish which does not allow the watercolor to seep in so I just left it alone without added color. I fussy cut elements from the Blue Fern paper. With the remaining piece of paper (a grayish color), I cut out a large photo mat and painted the Purple Rain over the entire piece to create the purple for the base of my photo mat. Great little trick for blending in the colors you need on your layout.
So there you have it! Hope you like as much as we do!
More coming in the days and weeks ahead. We got a huge box of Dusty Attic chipboard and will be adding to the store very soon. A lot of fun designs! New kits… Too many to even know where to begin. We will have a mini album kit from Delaina Burns and another kit from Rachelle Sigurdson very soon!