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Love by Gabrielle Pollacco

Love by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK199)

Gabrielle Pollacco is back!!!  Her latest kit, Love, reminds us of Gabi’s Shabby Chic style filled with whispy romance! And while we might not all have a stunningly gorgeous daughter in a wedding gown, I am sure you can all find a perfectly fitting photo for this page….

Love by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK199)
Love by Gabrielle Pollacco (MMK199)

In true Gabi fashion, she mixes elements that layer seamless together to make you feel like you are part of an enchanted forest. The kit features papers from LemonCraft mixes with 49 and Market flowers and those Ribbit green Prills really pack a punch (Prills can be purchased on their own or as part of the complete version of the kit).  Be sure to read full product description for details and which version comes with which products to ensure you have what you need on hand.

I created a bonus sample using just 2 extra sheets of paper and the Dusty Attic chipboard piece, Lacey Nameplate (NOTE: I cut the piece in half to length it under the photos). There were a bunch of leftover flowers which made it quite easy to not add a lot of extra product to create a second page. Hope you like…

Bonus Sample by Janene Meyerowitz for MMK199

There you have it – the latest kit from Gabrielle Pollacco and The Scrapbook Diaries.  We’re working on more kits. Some new products due to trickle in over the next few weeks.

We are having a little promotion – a free gift with each purchase this month! Always fun to be surprised at what you might receive. No coupon code necessary!

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free-gift-with-purchase
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Every Photo Tells A Story by Gerry van Gent

Every Photo Tells A Story by Gerry van Gent (MMK198)

I guess it is no surprise that Gerry van Gent is one of my favorite designers. Not only is she crazy talented but she has a heart of gold!  So when I say Gerry… we are missing you… would you mind doing another kit? She replies – Of course!

Her latest creation for us features a bunch of 49 and Market products from the Cottage Life collection (I Have to say this is one of my all time favorite collections – I LOVE the colors in it!). But anyway – let’s get back to the kit… Gerry provided us with step-by-step color photos and direction. Yes, these are the clearest directions we have ever offered! Unlike myself, Gerry has a clear, level head and knows how to get directions across in a concise and precise manner. English may not be her first language but she does way better with directions than I do. So thank you for that Gerry!! 😉

Here it is…

Every Photo Tells A Story by Gerry van Gent (MMK198)
Every Photo Tells A Story by Gerry van Gent (MMK198)

Thank you Gerry!!! It’s just fabulous!

Another thing I love about this kit – is that it isn’t messy.  Sure it’s layered with beautiful details that make it one to cherish but if you look closely there’s no gesso, no paint…. just a hint of some distress ink (not included). I can love a mess but sometimes… you just want to do your thing. This one allows you to move forward without waiting. I loved that this time (I love all our kits and sometimes a mess is fine or I don’t mind when a layout that takes a week to complete- all depends on my mood I suppose but with the holidays approaching – we don’t have all the time in the world right now). Have I ranted enough?

Using 2 more sheets of paper and just a few extra flowers, I pulled this bonus sample out…

Love Bonus Sample (MMK198)

Not too shabby if I do say so myself. In fact – it’s a favorite for now for sure!! I love these colors and that photo of my boys… well, makes a Mama’s heart sing even if I have used it over and over again on samples.

So I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do. gerry’s work is always impressive and fun to follow along. She gets the wheels turning so you look at things in a new light.

You can find all the details here.

Not sure what new products are scheduled to come in soon but we will have new kits from Gabrielle Pollacco and Pascale B. I know I have been promising that Pascale B kit… I promise it is coming soon. Gabi’s kit will of course be another fan favorite too – she uses pinks and greens in a delicate way that really packs a punch.

Thanks for checking in!

 

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Remember Today Autumn by Rachelle Sigurdson

Remember Today Autumn by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK197)

Rachelle Sigurdson is known for her abundant use of chipboard which make her layouts standout from all others. This one uses a bunch of chipboard but not sure we’ve ever had a kit with 4 full packs of flowers before! OK Stacey Young probably did do that but this is a first for Rachelle. 🙂

Remember Today Autumn is a stunning layout perfect for the season! It features many products from 49 and Market. Have a look…

Remember Today Autumn by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK197)
Remember Today Autumn by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK197)

Weather Pumpkin Picking or giving Thanks, this layout is sure to be a timeless favorite! I for one had so much fun with this layout (I always do when working on a kit from Rachelle). To be inside the mind of a creative genius is always fun! Thank you rachelle.

Since we had a bunch of extra flowers, I had to do a bonus sample. As to not totally overload this kit with all 49 and Market products, I added some Maja Design papers. I always love to show how you can mix and match product lines. Speaking of Maja Design… we just got a box of their brand new Christmas/Winter line – will be added to the store this week.

Remember Today Autumn Bonus Sample (MMK197)
Remember Today Autumn Bonus Sample (MMK197)

Its an old pic of the kids (I really need to print some new photos).

Please note, this kit does have some fussy cutting. If you aren’t up to the task, don’t do it! It adds to dimension but overall design won’t be compromised. I for one love fussy cutting but I know there are others that get a headache at the thought (Elyse) 🙂

Thank you once again Rachelle for another fabulous kit! Rachelle keeps busy which keeps us busy – we have a few more kits from her lined up. But next kit will be from another fabulously talented lady, Pascale B. Pascale created a watercolor panel project for us.  Hoping to have it posted next week.

New products that arrived and will be added to storefront soon… Joyous Winterdays from Maja Design as well as a LOT of Dusty Attic chipboards and stencils. Think the last boxes of Dusty Attic to arrive catch us up on their latest releases!

Joyous Winterdays from Maja Design
Joyous Winterdays from Maja Design

 

 

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Di Garling is Timeless!

Timeless Mixed Media Kit by Di Garling (MMK196)

Some people just have it, that Timeless look!! In true Di Garling fashion, she brings it with her latest kit.

Timeless Mixed Media Kit by Di Garling (MMK196)
Timeless Mixed Media Kit by Di Garling (MMK196)

A beautiful masterpiece! Di gives so many tips and tricks in the accompanying video (access granted with purchase of kit). This is one of those kits that shows you how to alter products on hand to work for your color scheme. For example, Di creates her own unique embellishment by stamping leaf images on to green cardstock and then fussy cutting them.  We didn’t have any green cardstock on hand to stamp some images for you so we substituted with plain green leaves. But if you have Gabi’s Texture Stamp Set and a scrap of green cardstock… you will be in business to do the same!

Be sure to read kit details for what is and isn’t included in the kit as well as they two buying options.

Thanks Di for a fabulous kit and layout!!!

With a few extra pieces and some left overs from Di’s page, I pulled this together. Quite happy if I do say so myself. Hope you guys like too…

Beauty Bonus Sample (MMK196)
Beauty Bonus Sample (MMK196)

I used the same techniques Di showed us. The left over pieces had a bit of a greenish grey look to them so I took that question to alter the color palette. I will note that I used “Iced Spruce” Distress Ink instead of the Faded Jeans on the background papers.

We recently added the Brand new Rusty Autumn paper collection from 49 and Market. It’s the prefect collection to highlight those amazing Halloween and Autumn photos! Hope you guys like it!!!

Rusty Autumn - Collection Pack 12x12
Rusty Autumn – Collection Pack 12×12

Also new to the store is a series of ScrapFx chippies. Here’s a little look at just a few….

ScrapFx - Ballerina outline 
ScrapFx – Ballerina outline

 

ScrapFx - Forest Frame 
ScrapFx – Forest Frame

 

You can view our complete selection of ScrapFx here.

So what’s next? Good question. 🙂 We’ll continue to add kits and new products as they come in. Next kit in the works is from the very talented Rachelle Sigurdson! You know it will be packed with Dusty Attic chipboard.

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Cherish Moment by Pascale B

Cherish Moment Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B (MMK195)

Oh my… 3 months since our last blog post. Hopefully you didn’t think we were out of business. And hopefully you are following us on Facebook to know all the updates,comings and goings of products. But regardless, I am posting today because I have very exciting news…

A new kit from the ever talented Pascale B!

As I am sure you know, I always love Pascale’s work. She just has such a way of melding colors and elements perfectly. This kit, Cherish Moment, is no different! In fact the colors were so expertly picked by Pascale – I mean spot on! If you are working with the Dreamscapes collection from 7Dots Studios, note that Rubilite, Mustard Green and Cedar Wood are the perfect accompanying Twinkling H2O colors! If you are getting this kit, you can of course opt for the “Plus” or “Complete” versions – both of which include these colors.

Have a look…

Cherish Moment Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B (MMK195)
Cherish Moment Mixed Media Kit by Pascale B (MMK195)

 

Does that layout speak to you the way it does me? I love it! And I think the accompanying bonus sample proves it..

Cherish Moment Bonus Sample (MMK195)
Cherish Moment Bonus Sample (MMK195)

Thank you Pascale! It was great fun to dive back in to one of your kits. In fact, Pascale has been busy -we will have another Pascale kit in a few weeks. My fault for not keeping up but we will get there. Next kit is from Di Garling.

New products continue to be added weekly. You can always check out our posts on Facebook.

Promise not to let another 3 months go by…

Janene

 

 

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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