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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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Treasure the Moment by Delaina Burns

Treasure the Moment by Delaina Burns

Delaina Burns is back with another beautiful layout for us! Once again, Delaina’s tutorial is filled with great ideas for creating a page that really pops with detail. Some great tips and tricks thet you can use over and over on your projects with supplies you have on hand.

Treasure the Moment by Delaina Burns
Treasure the Moment by Delaina Burns

So soft yet so powerful with the pop of soft red.  I for one love it! Hope you do too.

One of the tricks she uses in this kit is to create her own butterfly embellishments. If you don’t already have a fabulous butterfly stamp set or just can’t get enough butterflies in your life, we recommend Gerry’s Butterfly Set or Gabi’s Butterflies are Free. Both sets are just perfect additions to any stash of stamps that can be used over and over.

As always, read the roduct description for complete details of materials and direction included (Online Tutorial).

Here’s a look at what the extra supplies in the kit can be used to create (or of course your own rendition)….

This Moment Bonus Sample MMK178
This Moment Bonus Sample MMK178

Great mix of papers and colors!

In addition to Delaina’s kit I want to point out that we FINALLY added the supply of Mini Twinkling H20’s we have on hand. So many of our designers use these to pop color in to their pages and projects. Sometimes you might only need one or two for a kit so seemed high time we make them available to you for whatever your needs might call for.  They are pretty cheap and go a long way. We will work on adding more and more of these types of products.

We also have a bunch of sales going on and with any luck, more coming. We haven’t formally announced it yet but we will be moving this month. We NEED MORE SPACE!!!!  As you can imagine we are growing and with that, we need to work on new systems and space for making all the pieces fit.  To do this we are thinning out some stock. So check out the sales here. Once the deals are gone, they will be gone forever!

Plenty coming.  I know we just posted a kit from Gabrielle Pollacco but we have 3 more coming. Wasn’t out fault really. 🙂 Gabi was kind enough to let us make kits for some of her other design work. We’ll post all on Saturday, August 6th!!!  She has created an amazing layout for Maja Design using the Summertime paper collection.  We are turning that video tutorial in to a kit and because the line is so amazing, we are also offering it in the opposite color scheme! So 2 color choices for a similar kit! Plus Gabi was busy earlier in the summer and made a special layout for Dusty Attic. Both Gabi and Dusty Attic have agreed to let us make some kits so we will post that one as well.

And as if that is all not enough, we will have more kits from some of your other favorite designers – Pascale B, Elena Tretiakova and Rachelle Sigurdson. I just need to find more time to keep ups tie all of it!

Thanks,

Janene

 

 

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The Ultimate Photo by Gabrielle Pollacco

The Ultimate Photo by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK160

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….

The Ultimate Photo by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK160
The Ultimate Photo by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK160)

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…

Snapshot Bonus Sample MMK160
Snapshot Bonus Sample MMK160

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!

Thanks,

Janene

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Starting The New Year with Two New Kits

Believe by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK157)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy new year. To kick things off we have two brand new kits from the oh so talented Rachelle Sigurdson. I swear this woman can’t sleep. She has been posting so many layouts on her blog and various Facebook pages – be sure to follow her because her work is AMAZING!!!!

Today we have two new kits. First up… Be Happy. This kit features papers from Blue Fern Studios along with a load of Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.  Rachelle’s kits do NOT come with video tutorial but we do include color photo directions so you can follow along and be inspired by Rachelle’s creativeness.

Be Happy by Rachelle Sigurdson
Be Happy by Rachelle Sigurdson

Along with Rachelle’s featured layout, we included a few extras. Here’s a look at my bonus sample…

Love Life Everyday bonus Sample (MMK156)
Love Life Everyday bonus Sample (MMK156)

The kit comes with so many wonderful pieces from Dusty Attic.  Jennifer Hedger has been so kind as to create these custom sheets for us which does curtail the price. But it’s just not a Rachelle Sigurdson layout unless it has LOTS of chipboard! 🙂

We normally post one kit at a time but Rachelle has been busy and we have lots of kits coming from her. We decided to pair it with the next kit because both use the same color base of Twinkling H2O colors. Should you wish to purchase both kits and need the colors, we recommend that you purchase the Plus or Complete version of Be Happy (it uses two additional colors of Silks paints) but only buy the Basic version of Believe since you will already receive the colors needed. I try to simplify things but never seems to work to that way. 🙂

On to Believe… Words can’t do justice so here it is….

Believe by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK157)
Believe by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK157)

This kit like the one before has a custom sheet of chipboard from Dusty Attic. Well in fact, not one but two 12×12 custom sheets of Dusty Attic!!!!  The layers and texture on this one just make you dream of a snowy day. The sheets include pieces from the following Sets: Large and custom Small Wreath With Berries, Mini Holly Set, Postage StampsMusic Flourish #2Baubles #4Snowflakes #2,  and More. Plus a Full Pack of Mini Dots. We even added more pieces so I could do a bonus page….

Loved Bonus Sample (MMK157)
Loved Bonus Sample (MMK157)

I had so much fun!!!!

As stated before, the colors used on this one are the same as Be Happy.  If you want to purchase this kit alone, feel free, we did add a complete version so you get the colors needed.

Hope you like. We have lots coming from all your favorite designers. We will also e heading to California later in the week to attend CHA!  should be a good time and excited to load up on some brand new products! Will keep you all posted!

Thanks,

Janene

 

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Precious by Maiko Kosugi

Precious by Maiko Kosugi (MMK154)

Make Kosugi is back with another shabby chic layout that is beautiful as always.  This beautiful layout features some of the bright papers of the Frolic Collection from Blue Fern Studios yet Maiko tones them down to a pastel masterpiece.

Precious by Maiko Kosugi (MMK154)
Precious by Maiko Kosugi (MMK154)

As usual, Maiko adds small details that all make up so many pieces of the puzzle to make it really special.

You can find all kit details here.  Be sure to read the full product description as we are offering a basic, plus and complete version of the kit.  Only a few things aren’t included and are pretty basic and most likely in your stash. When you purchase the kit, you will gain access to Maiko’s How-to Tutorial showing all of her steps.

In addition, we added a few extra pieces so you can make a second layout. Here’s a look at my bonus sample…

Treasure the Moment Bonus Sample MMK154
Treasure the Moment Bonus Sample MMK154

Had fun but then again I usually do when working on our designer kits. What’s not to like?

Lots coming.. next kit from Pascale B.  It got pushed back because I didn’t have one or two things but we are on track now and hoping for Friday. After that… we’ll have more kits from Rachelle Sigursdon and Gabrielle Pollacco.

Thanks for checking in. Hope the holiday season is a joyous one.

Janene

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Forever by Gabrielle Pollacco

Forever by Gabrielle Pollacco

Happy Monday!!!!  Can you believe it is Monday morning and I am prepared to post a new kit – on time? Shocking I Know but it is true. And this one… AMAZING (aren’t they all?)! I love autumn and any hint of it! Gabrielle Pollacco brings us a fabulous layout which is perfect for any occasion. But with mushrooms, burlap and owls, well, it speaks autumn to me! Autumn Anthology, the collection of papers used for this kit has to be one of my favorite collections. Filled with beautiful layers and colors… just awesome. You are sure to see several kits using it as we can’t get enough of it!

Back to Gabrielle’s kit, Forever….

Forever by Gabrielle Pollacco
Forever by Gabrielle Pollacco

Love it? Of course you do! It is beautiful! and I should add – oh so fun to follow Gabrielle along on her online tutorial to make your own! The details… Every little bit adds to make this a perfect layout. Read the description of products included in the kit. I think the Black Cherry Soda Creameeze from Shimmerz is the perfect match! You might not need the complete kit – if you purchased Captured Harvest in the past, it used the same North Star Stencil from The Crafters Workshop.

I really had so much fun. Think you can tell by my spin on the bonus sample? In looking at the collection papers, I didn’t really see another similarly colored paper to use so I risked it and went with a white based paper and hoped for the best. Well – the Creameeze blended it perfectly! LOVE LOVE LOVE….

Family Time Bonus Sample MMK150
Family Time Bonus Sample MMK150

I couldn’t find my North Star stencil so I used the Mini Raven Mosaic one.

In addition to this beautiful kit, we also have three new stamp sets from the ever talented Gabrielle Pollacco….

Gabi's Haute Couture Stamp Set
Gabi’s Haute Couture Stamp Set
Gabi's Borders and Textures Stamp Set
Gabi’s Borders and Textures Stamp Set
Gabi's Loose Threads Stamp Set
Gabi’s Loose Threads Stamp Set

Can you see the possibilities now?????

I also realized in my rush last week with a sick child on my hands I forgot to post about the 3 new stamp sets we added tot he store last week from another fabulously talented designer, Marta Lapkowska….

Art Freedom Stamp by Marta Lapkowska
Art Freedom Stamp by Marta Lapkowska
Believe Flower Stamp by Marta Lapkowska
Believe Flower Stamp by Marta Lapkowska
Dreams Stamp by Marta Lapkowska
Dreams Stamp by Marta Lapkowska

I am sure you’ll b seeing both stamp sets used quite often on works from both Gabrielle and well as Marta and our other designers!

Thanks for stopping in. More kits coming. This time from Pascale B., Elena Tretiakova, Maja Nowak and more!  New products… just saw the new winter line from Maja Design which you know we will be getting and as always more chippies in route at any given time.

Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the day and week!

Janene

 

 

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Happiness is This by Di Garling

Happiness Is This by Di Garling MMK146

Di Garling has been a busy woman posting all sorts of beautiful layouts. Her latest kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, Happiness Is This is just that, beautiful. Di mixes some beautiful pastels and textures to create a lovely layout.

Happiness Is This by Di Garling MMK146
Happiness Is This by Di Garling MMK146

Like so much of her work. Di packs in the texture for a stunning layout. When you purchase the kit, you get the materials to follow Di along on her online tutorial (access code provided).  Be sure to read the complete descriptions of prodcuts included. We offered this kit in a basic and plus version.  Plus includes inks, mist and watercolor pod -basic does not.  We didn’t include the stencil or stamp for a complete version because you can really use and small patterned stencil and a small text stamp. Of course we provide links if you want to add on.

As with most kits, we added enough materials to make a second layout. Here’s a pic of what I came up with…

Beautiful Bonus Sample MMK146
Beautiful Bonus Sample MMK146

Love these Handdrawn Flowers from 2Crafty – just wish I added thesinale flower closer to the stemmed one but such is life. 🙂

Thank you Di for another beautiful layout.

Lots coming down the road real soon. More kits from Marta Lapkowska, Gabrielle Pollacco, Elena Tretiakova and more! Also new products coming in from Dusty Attic and Blue Fern Studios!

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Happy Life by Maja Nowak

Happy Life by Maja Nowak (MMK141)

It has been weeks since I have managed to pull my act together but rest assured we are getting there!

Happy to report that Maja Nowak has a brand new kit for us! This one is filled with sweet, delicious details that make it the PERFECT layout for outdoorsy fun….

Happy Life by Maja Nowak (MMK141)
Happy Life by Maja Nowak (MMK141)

Adorable right?  I love it! Maja does a great job of adding details without the fuss and muss of overdoing the mediums. There’s a bit of inking with chalk inks and she creates the white fishnet using Gabi’s Dandelion Stamp Set and white embossing powder. Other than that, simple detail and beautiful products – well of course mixed with Maja’s style and flair.

Following the feel and look of this layout, I made a bonus in similar style. Of course ask my hubby and he said Maja’s is so much better than mine. 🙂  I guess it’s good news mine is just a sample for what you could create with the extra pieces in this kit. 🙂

Happy Life Bonus Sample MMK141
Happy Life Bonus Sample MMK141

A bit blurry on the photo… will need to fix that.  Also not the purple and orange used to paint the kites was nothing more than some extra mist I had lying around for a little contrast. Just painted it on like a watercolor.

Hope you like. You can find all the details here.  Also note that Maja’s kit does NOT come with video access – printed directions only. These directions are quite comprehensive.

In addition we updated our supply of Blue Fern Studios chipboards. We restocked about 30 pieces that were previously sold out.

Coming later this week… another kit from a brand new designer to The Scrapbook Diaries… the one and only Marta Lapkowska. In addition we have lots of products to list…. products from Dusty Attic and Prima.

Tanks for stopping in.

Janene

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Love by Di Garling

Love by Di Garling (MMK139)

Di Garling is back with a new kit for us! Her latest, Love, is a beautiful vintage inspired about that is classic in color, texture and oh so much fun to follow along and make! The mix of products used along with Di’s fabulous array of composition and techniques is perfect. See for yourself….

Love by Di Garling (MMK139)
Love by Di Garling (MMK139)

Love it right? Perfect title. 🙂 The kit comes complete with the papers, trinkets and flowers used on her layout along with access to the online tutorial detailing how she made this layout from start to finish. Only extra option for the complete version is the stencil used – 6×6 Tiny Circles Stencil from The Crafters Workshop (a GREAT texture stencil for so many projects).

Also have to give a shout out to the Stampers Big Brush… in Di’s last kit (Cherished Moments), she used this Big Brush Pen to add archival ink to her stamp. She used this as opposed to a regular stamp pad so she could control where the ink went. In a quick sweep with the brush she added color so that the stamp didn’t create harsh even lines that might not blend as evenly. Not sure about you – but I always have this problem so I was very happy to get and play with this. PERFECT! We added it to the store in Black, Brown, Gray and White (you can find them all here). It comes in an array of colors but figured these are most common.

OK enough rambling… As usual, I did a bonus page. I love it! I might have gone overboard but I had so much fun playing with the various pieces and embellishments. Sad to say but this was my first time playing with so many pieces from the fabulous Archivist Collection by my friend Frank Garcia. I added the Chipboard and More pack to blend with the leftover Fragment Flowers and Brads that Di used form the collection. It all blended so seamlessly. There’s so many pieces in the pack you could create another layout or two with some added paper.

Please forgive the terrible photo – it’s pouring here in New York today and lighting isn’t what it should be…

Bonus Sample MMK139
Bonus Sample MMK139

The real layout does have that same amber color as shown on Di’s kit.  I love it! Thank you Di!

So that’s it for kits for this week.  Might not even have one next week as we will be taking a few days off.  We will be out of communication from August 14-19. We will answer emails and inquires upon our return as well as fill orders in the order they were placed. An advance thank you for your patience and understanding.

New products coming… This week some fabulous pieces from ScrapFx. Gabi’s stencils’ from Crafters Workshop should be here upon our return. We will contact those that placed pre-orders to see if they want to add anything to their order and then we will be getting them right out. More Dusty Attic will be coming soon -and when i say more – I mean A LOT!!!!!!

Enjoy the day!

Janene