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National Scrapbook Day SALE

Hello friends!

We have been busy planning lots of fun new kits and lots of new products coming in over the next few weeks.  Making room here for all these goodies added to National Scrapbook Day this weekend (May 7th)…. we figured why not have a SALE! Yes you heard me – let’s have sale!  We never do sales so take advantage….

We are offering 20% on orders placed this weekend

(one exclusion – the mystery box – already so discounted)!

Coupon code good May 6-8th only.

Use Coupon Code: scrapbookday


Hope you all celebrate the day in scrap happy fashion!  Expect big things over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued patronage and support!


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Beauty & Grunge Mega Kit

The day is finally here when we announce all the details and projects surrounding the first Beauty and Grunge Mega Kit.  As you are probably well aware of by this point (at least if you follow us on Facebook)…. we have 4 of the top designers from around the world partaking in this multi-designer kit!


Kasia Krzyminska also known online as Czekoczyna. Kasia is from Poland and is and has been on numerous design teams including Prima Marketing, 7Dots Studio, Mixed Media Place and many many more. Nadia Cannizzo from Australia is also known throughout this industry as she is and has been on countless design teams. Her current credentials include Maja Design. 13Arts, Flying Unicorn, Dusty Attic and more.  Gabrielle Pollacco from Canada hardly needs an introduction as she too has designed for several manufacturer’s and various design teams – Maja Design, BoBunny and Webster’s Pages – to name only a few.  Last but not least, Frank Garcia from the US. You can see Frank’s work on Live with Prima as well as all other Prima publications.  Frank has most recently added product designer to his resumed creating the ever popular Cartographer collection for Prima that was released earlier this year.

If you are here on our blog, you hardly need an introduction to any of these fantastic designers but let’s face it without them… The Scrapbook Diaries would not be here.  These designers (and all the ones featured throughout our store) are truly the best of the best.  Time and again, they all give us such great tips and techniques to help make our works look like the pros do. So thank you to all!

And enough of my ramblings… so the kit… it’s loaded with goodies. You can find a full product list in the description here. In addition to products from the best manufacturer’s out there (Maja design, 7Dots, Prima and more), we have some exclusive elements and pre-releases.  The 6×6 stencil included in the kit is a pre-release from The Crafters Workshop. It will be released by TCW later this summer when they unveil one of their newest designers….Kasia Krzyminska!!!! Yep one and the same designing a mixed media page for this kit!  The 12×12 stencil was designed by me and if I do say so myself, think it is pretty cool and so very versatile. it’s a stitch stencil.  It was cut exclusively for us by TCW. Thanks Jaime! The stamp set in the kit is exclusive for this kit. We had them specially made for distribution in this kit! It’s got 7 different stamps – textures, frame, postcard, butterfly and leaves -what more could you need?  Last but not least, the chipboard set. As you may know I design pieces for Blue Fern Studios.  Blue Fern is a US-based manufacturer who has some of the best laser-cut chipboard out there. Leslie was ever so kind to oblige me when I asked if I could do a set exclusively for this kit (I might have a few extras that will find their way to the store but in essence exclusive for the kit).

What else…. Each of the four designers created a mixed media layout with a video tutorial. These videos detail how they created their final project and the steps they took.  In addition, each one did a layout using another designer’s product. So you will get to make 4 layouts with a choice of 2 to chose from. Hope that made sense. The bonus layout by each instructor does not come with instruction. And last but not least – if you follow along as the designers have done, you’ll find yourself with a few extra pieces that should be plenty to make a fifth page!

The part you’ve been waiting for…. The official layouts (with video direction included with purchase of kit)…

XOXO by Gabrielle
XOXO by Gabrielle
57 by Kasia
57 by Kasia
Magnifique by Frank
Magnifique by Frank
Memories by Nadia
Memories by Nadia


What do you think? Hope you love them as much as we do!  And here’s a peak at the bonus layouts….

Memories by F
Memories by Frank Using Nadia’s Products
Gabi's Version of Kasia's kit
Gabi’s Layout using Kasia’s Products


58 by Kasia Using Gabi's Products
58 by Kasia Using Gabi’s Products
Delight by Nadia Using Franks Products
Delight by Nadia Using Franks Products

That about does it folks! While it’s an expensive kit, hopefully you’ll find the value in it like we do. Please note you need to enter a coupon code to get the free shipping included in the complete kits…

B&G Product Pic


Complete US Kit = $125 (shipping via Priority Mail)

Coupon Code: FREESHIP

Complete International Kit = $150 (shipping via first class mail)


Basic Kit = $99 (shipping not included – does not include the 3 Color Bloom Spray from Prima)

Add item to cart – enter info to “calculate shipping” – enter coupon code and apply. You’ll see the shipping fee removed from your cart. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions/comments/etc.

Get it here!




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La Vie III Album by Frank Garcia

Better late than never, right?  La Vie III as featured earlier this month by Frank Garcia on Live With Prima is now available as a kit here at The Scrapbook Diaries.  This is an awesome project where you’ll leaner just how easy it is to make your very own mini album.  And what could be better than using Frank’s very own Cartographer Collection from Prima?  This kit is loaded….



La Vie III Product Pic

Yes, even the adorable metal closure is included!!! You’ll get everything you need to make the album minus the Bloom Spray mists from Prima. These mists are used to color the resin pieces but they’re just not available quite yet.

Check back later this week… the first kit from Nadia Cannizzo for The Scrapbook Diaries is coming!!!!!  Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, comment and share with a friend for a chance to win a great prize pack worth over $100.  Just that easy!




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PaperHaus Winter Edition

We are so excited to kick off and be a part of The PaperHaus Winter Edition Blog Hop! Welcome to the Winter Frolic 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of the Winter Issue of PaperHaus Magazine but also inspiring you each day with wonderful holiday projects, giveaways and inspiration!

PaperHaus Cover Winter


The blog hop will run from December 1st to December 12th! Be sure to stop by each blog listed today (and everyday) and leave a comment on each to win a fabulous prize! Don’t forget to check out the Winter Issue for additional inspiration, holiday cheer and some amazing projects from our contributing team!

Our inspiration and the prize for Day 1 is this fabulous card kit from Frank Garcia!  You should have already stopped by his blog at this point so you know just how talented he is.

This kit allows you to follow along with the previously aired Live With Prima edition where Frank shows you how to make these wonderful cards…


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Here’s the complete kit which one lucky person will win today by posting comments on the blog hop blogs…

White Christmas Cards

Good luck to all who are participating. Be sure to check each day so you can be eligible to win all sorts of other greats prizes from the PaperHaus Blog Hoppers.

And if you see our advertisement in this edition, you’ll notice there’s a coupon code good for 10% off an order placed between now and December 31, 2013 – coupon code: phdec2013




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PaperHaus Blog Hop: Day 15

We are so excited to be a part of the PaperHaus blog hop. Welcome to Day 15 – the last day of the blog. Seems sad it is all coming to an end.  Hope you had as much fun as we did following along and checking out all the amazing projects.  I am sure by now you have checked out the latest edition.  Even if you have, it’s always great to check it out from time to time to be re-inspired.

You can view the fall issue here:

PH Fall 2013

The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration, so make sure you click through every blog! Comment on every blog listed below to get a chance to win the daily prize from us! We’re giving away a complete mixed media kit from Kasia Krzyminska. This kit (Layout #23) has a $50 retail value but even more exciting is that you get access to the online tutorial to learn some of Kasia’s greatest techniques and the way she goes about creating.  This in my opinion is invaluable! Here’s the product pic of what’s included:

23 Layout Product Pic

And all this is used to make this…

23 by Czeckocyna
23 by Czeckoczyna
I love Kasia’s work!  What could be better than the chance to win such an amazing kit?  How about seeing her next kit for The Scrapbook Diaries?  That’s right, we’re unveiling Kasia’s latest work for us, #38.  Kasia always blows my mind when it comes time to picking colors and using different mediums. This kit is of course no different. I have never used watercolor pencils. I now think they’re the greatest things and NEED to play more. Loving them!  Mix them with Artist Pigment Powder and some Silks… Look what you get….

And how cute is Kasia? Love this photo. I wish I was at ProzArt and got some pics with that fabulous photographer, Marcin. Maybe next year.

Enough of my ramblings for today.

Be sure you post comments on the following blogs as well as ours for a chance to win the kit above (#23)  Here’s the list of our bloggers participating in today’s hop….

Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. – be sure to check back often, Friend us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter- we have a lot of great new kits coming out and some great new designers who are going to be releasing their first kits for us… trust me when I say the quality and talent of these designers is beyond… truly some of the best in the world.


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Finnabair Classes

I have to say I felt very lucky this week as I had the opportunity to take 2 classes from the ever-so-talented Anna Dabrowska, aka Finnabair.  If you are not familiar with Finn, I think you might be living under a rock but that’s neither here nor there. 🙂  You do need to check out her work on her blog as it is nothing short of amazing.  If you EVER get the chance to take one of her classes, DO.  It is worth every penny and then some.

Finn is a fabulous teacher. She is patient, knowledgeable and helpful at guiding you in making a wonderful piece. Don’t let her fool you, her English is excellent. She is able to communicate technical information in English perfectly. I found her to be one of the best instructors I have taken a class from to date.

I’d also like to add if in the New York area and you want some great mixed media type classes, check out this meet up group, Little Bird Creations run by Michele. They always have great things going on to inspire and learn.

The 2 classes I took were the Imagine Mixed Media Canvas Class and the Industrial Boroque, Tea for Two.  Loved both of these classes and learned so much. Here’s what I created with Finn’s insight….

Finn Canvas Class

Finn Tea for 2 Class


Just an update on Finn’s product releases…

7Dots is due to ship out from Poland next week

Prima is also due to ship next week.

Can’t wait for it all!!!!

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Finnabair is coming to NYC!!!

Seriously – so excited I can’t contain myself… Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair) is coming to New York City and I get to take 2 of her classes!!!  You can find all information and can sign up at The Little Bird Creations Meetup Group (also a great place for taking all sorts of other classes).

Classes are Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th at The Studio (308 West 89th Street, New York, NY) (map)

Hope you can join!!!!


Industrial Baroque - Tea for 2
Industrial Baroque – Tea for 2
Imagine Collage
Imagine Collage
Spellbook Pages
Spellbook Pages
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Grace Foundation Crop for Autism and a New Kit

Things have been busy around here. Seems as much as we plan to do or get done, never gets done.  Best intentions.  With a crop coming up, The Grace Foundation Autism Crop on Saturday, April 6th, we are busy working on kits so we are fully stocked. For anyone in the Staten Island area, this is a great crop to attend and support.  The community really pulls together on this one and comes to support.

On other good news, we have two world renowned designers coming on board to create some new kits.  Without giving away too much right now we’ll just say one is published in just about every edition of Creating Keepsakes and on several design teams such as Websters Pages.  Her style is truly unique and undeniably her own.  Only reason we are holding off a bit on the announcement is due to some issues with product availability.  Will keep you posted.

The other designer is still awaiting a box of goodies to create her kits.  But I can say this… she creates beautiful mixed media works of art in a very feminine way.  If you like my taste, you are going to LOVE what’s in store for you.

And on to a new kit for today… Birthday Wish List

285 1 Birthday Wish285 2 Birthday Wish

This kit is great for male or female birthday celebrations thanks to Crate Paper’s great designing… the journaling paper predominantly has blue/green’s on one side and red’s on the other.  Genius! Plenty of room to tuck in tags for journaling or additional photos. We’ve pre-spalshed the base papers to make it a little easier and to save time on drying.

Hope you like.