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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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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

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New kit from Pascale B

Smile by Pascale B (MMK173)

Pascale B knows how to create a layout that is filled with soft details and beautiful colors! Her lets kit, Smile, is absolutely no different.  This layout is just breathtaking. Perfect for highlighting a favorite memory, a vantage photo or just about anything else near and dear to your heart.

Smile by Pascale B (MMK173)
Smile by Pascale B (MMK173)

The details and techniques Pascale uses really put her in the leagues of world renowned designers. Very happy to have her as part of our shop and thankful she shares these techniques with us!

When you purchase the kit, you will get the materials used to follow her along on her tutorial.  The complete version includes colors and other mediums. Be sure to read full product description so you order the right version of the kit for your needs.

With just a few added products, we created a sample page using Pascale’s techniques and leftovers.

I Love You Bonus Sample MMK173
I Love You Bonus Sample MMK173

I must say I don’t usually get fancy with photos but just couldn’t help myself. I used left over scraps for the mats to ft my photos but it’s really easy to adapt to whatever photo or photos you have with the various pieces of paper. The little “I Love You” strip came from the bottom of the Maja Design paper – love that they give you little sayings and designs on their tabs!

If you like half as much as I do, be sure to order soon. We are pretty limited on this kit as there were some older items that we can no longer get more of. Don’t worry if you miss out, Pascale will be creating plenty more for us because we use can’t get enough of her!!!

Thank you,

Janene

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Nature by Pascale B

Nature by Pascale B (MMK169)

One of your favorite designers and mine is back with another kit for us….Pascale B with Nature.

Nature by Pascale B (MMK169)
Nature by Pascale B (MMK169)

Pascale layouts are always breathtaking and serene. She know how to mix elements, colors and textures to create a tranquil layout that leaves you saying this is stunning!  I don’t think I have ever not loved one of her layouts.

Nature is a available as a mixed media kit filled with goodies so you can follow Pascale.  When you purchase the kit, you will get access to her online tutorial as well as written directions showing the process she took to create this beauty.  As always, please read complete product description for all details and variations in the different kits. We are offering a basic, plus and complete version. We try to give you what you need and nothing more.  You do need some basic mixed media supplies that are not included in the kit. We’ve linked those in product description so you can make sure you have what you need on hand.

And since I love any opportunity to play… made a bonus sample. Materials for this are included in the kit as well but no direction provided. I did use Pascale’s tips and tricks. Only thing to note is that I cut the large vine in half and adhered one piece to top and one on bottom. Also removed the loop on the wine floral loop pick and added to the bottom right of flower cluster.

Nature Bonus Sample MMK169
Nature Bonus Sample MMK169

Love how both of mine turned out! Thank you Pascale for always giving us something new! Love the techniques!

Also want to point out… Have you been following us lately? Are we friend son Facebook or Instagram? yes we now have an instragram account and if I knew how any of this technology world i’d try to link it all.  You can find the little icons at the bottom left of our website to make it easier (or so i think). When did I become so non-tech savvy?

We’ve been adding products daily. As of late seems a lot of chipboard has been coming in. yes I have an addiction that many of you share! We keep adding to our collection and filling out of stock items.

That’s it for me for now. Upcoming kits… Marta Lapkowska has a new one coming our way as well as a double-page kit from Gabrielle Pollacco. Yes that was not a typo – a double! Not sure I’ll be able to Marta’s off this week so hopefully both for next week. Will keep you posted!

Thanks,

janene

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Moments by Pascale B

Moments by Pascale B (MMK163)

I know we seem to be quiet but believe me we are anything but. We’ve continued to add new product to the store front and have lots more sitting here that will be uploaded soon. And kits… well no shortage of kits to come.

But for today… we are so excited to post the latest kit from the ever talented Pascale B! Pascale’s layouts always get me. He sense of color combination and nostalgic feel are just breathtaking. her latest kit, Moments, is nothing short of fantastic!

Moments by Pascale B (MMK163)
Moments by Pascale B (MMK163)

Love it right? Pascale does a fabulous job of showing various techniques and tips to crate some unique colors and textures in her work. And those colors… all she used was white flowers and some Twinkling H2O’s! Fabulous. Makes me wonder why we should ever buy colored flowers again (well not quite :)).

The kit comes in both a basic and complete version depending on your needs. Be sure to read complete product information for all the details.

Had so much following Pascale along on her journey with the video tutorial. Here’s a look at my bonus sample…

Moments Bonus Sample MMK163
Moments Bonus Sample MMK163

Think I will go back and add a title once I Estelle on some photos but love the start of it all.

Next kit to come… Gabrielle Pollacco. Yep, she’s back!

More products coming… loading some BRAND new Ranger right now and more Dusty Attic coming. It’s here – just have to find the time to post but it’ll be soon. So stay tuned and check back in next week.

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Coliseum by Pascale B

Coliseum by Pascale B (MMK155)

While so many are gearing up for the holidays, we are playing catch up (as usual). We have so many kits coming out we figured why not just keep posting them.  They’re here now and will be after the holidays so no pressure  – just doing what we can to keep things flowing. That being said…

Pascale B. has another mixed media kit for The Scrapbook Diaries! Pascale’s use of vibrant colors always stand out.  Coliseum does just that. The kit mixes some beautiful shades of blue and green to create an eye popping layout.

Coliseum by Pascale B (MMK155)
Coliseum by Pascale B (MMK155)

The patina look is always among my favorite. She really gets the colors right! When you purchase the kit, you’ll get materials and access to her online tutorial detailing the steps and process Pascale uses. Please read all details for full information as we are offering the kit in basic, pus and complete depending on your needs/wants.

I flowed suit on the one and created a smiler layout as I just loved everything about it!

Bonus Sample to Coliseum MMK155
Bonus Sample to Coliseum MMK155

Did I go overboard on the foliage pieces? 🙂

So there you have it – another fabulous layout and kit from the ever talented Pascale B! Thank you Pascale.

We have lots in store for the new year – some might say too much in fact but that’s ok – can we ever really get too much inspiration?

New products and kits coming. We ordered just about all of Prima’s new releases. More from your favorite chipboard companies. In fact – we have Blue Fern’s two new paper collections arriving tomorrow.  Kits… Rachelle Sigurdson has been on a roll. think we have about 8 or so kits we’re working on from her alone. Gabrielle Pollacco will be back soon with another stunning one. Pascale B. also submitted another layout which the colors are once again beyond striking. My friend Gerry van Gent has another layout featuring those beautiful kids of hers in an “oh so sweet” way. Di Garling has a wedding layout to stand the test of time. And many, many more coming in! We also have a new designer to one up. Be sure to check back so you don’t miss out!

Thanks for a wonderful year! Wishing you all a happy, safe holiday season! May the light in your life be bright!!!!

Janene

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Oriental Garden by Pascale B

Oriental garden by Pascale B (MMK138)

I always love posting new kits. Pascale B. has such a unique look. One that uses mediums and color to pack a punch and exemplify the photo she has on hand.  Oriental Garden does just that!

With a mix of mediums and Twinkling H2O colors, Pascale manages to keep the flow of her photo on her page making it shine!

Oriental garden by Pascale B (MMK138)
Oriental garden by Pascale B (MMK138)

As with all kits we do our best to pair up the materials you will need to follow along and complete the project at hand but try not to overload you for materials you do not need as price does become a determination. It’s always a juggling act. This was one of those hard kits as I don’t know who buying the kit has all the “usual” mediums used – clear gesso, black, gesso, etc. Be sure to read the product description so you know what you are getting. If you don’t have one of the non-included items, just add it in notes. We want you to be happy and explore new designers, looks, etc.

With that in mind, I got to do a bonus sample. Had a good time even if I did branch off a bit in style. Hope I did it just to Pascale’s…

Bonus sample MMK138
Bonus sample MMK138

I played off the black element/texture in the back by using black lace. I happen to have some butterflies lying around that I thought looked great with the colors so I cheated a bit by using them but like how my page turned out. Hope you do too.

In addition to the new kit from Pascale B., we added a few new pieces of Blue Fern Studios. A lot of the new pieces are from yours truly. Always fun to make up some things and see them come to life…

The Double Swirl Frames are available in both large and small sets…

Blue Fern Studios Double Swirls Small
Blue Fern Studios Double Swirls Small

Clip Frame… Just fun right?

Blue Fern Studios Clip Frames
Blue Fern Studios Clip Frames

And who doesn’t love a Circle Frame?

Blue Fern Studios Swirly Circle
Blue Fern Studios Swirly Circle

And a word set?

Blue Fern Studios Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Blue Fern Studios Today Tomorrow Yesterday

For our complete selection of Blue Fern Studios, click here.

Coming soon… a vintage layout to stand the test of time from Di Garling.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janene

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Circa 1909 by Pascale B.

Circa 1909 by Pascale B (MMK131)

Pascale B. is back with another kit! Her latest kit packs a punch with color (as do all of her layouts). I am always drawn to her works because of the way she mixes vintage and major pops of color.  Circa 1909 does just that. It mixes vintage Maja Design paper with pops of green, orange and purple to create a lovely layout.

Circa 1909 by Pascale B (MMK131)
Circa 1909 by Pascale B (MMK131)

Isn’t is just beautiful?  I love it!  I had a great time following along and mixing what is an unusual combo of colors for me but thinking how versatile and perfect for so many types of photos.  Reminds me of fall and vineyards but maybe that’s because it’s 5:00 and my mind n on a glass of wine. 🙂

To conserve the available Ripped Fishnet Stencils I have on hand, I chose to use the Cobblestone Stencil also from Finnabar for Prima on my works. Think it worked similar enough….

Bonus Sample to Circa 1909 (MMK131)
Bonus Sample to Circa 1909 (MMK131)

I do think I should have added a bit more of the Honey Amber and Ginger Peach to warm my layout up but I still love the result. Depending on final photo I chose for it, I can always go back and add more.

The kit comes in 3 versions – Basic, Plus and Complete. Basic includes just about everything – papers, flowers, etc (see full product description for details). Plus includes the 5 Twinkling H2O’s used in mini version (what a great deal in adding to kits – at $2 each… can’t go wrong).  Complete includes the Twinkling H2O’s and the stencil.  Just about all you’ll need to add is some gesso, a small text stamp and black and brown inks. Again, please read full detail on product description so you know what you are purchasing.

Thanks for stopping in. More coming very soon.  Hoping to have another layout kit at end of the week.

Thank you Pascale for another great kit!

Thanks,

Janene

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1504 Memory by Pascale B

1504 Memory by Pascale B

Hello and happy Monday. Here in New York it is one of the rainiest/windiest days I have seems in a long time.   Perfect scrapping weather. 🙂

I am so excited to announce the debut kit from Pascale B.!  Pascale brings us must purchase kit for anyone wanting to explore the fabulous Finnabair Mixed Media product range from Prima.  Pascale brings together a mixture of textures and techniques showcasing her signature style. With 3D Gel Medium, Crackle Paste, Soft Matte Gel, Mica Powders and more, she mixes it together to create this fabulous layout…

1504 Memory by Pascale B
1504 Memory by Pascale B (MMK125)

I love it!  Her online tutorial (access given once you purchase the kit) details each step she took. The kit comes complete with small containers of the mediums needed to follow along. Only thing I skipped was the gesso. In addition you get the papers, flowers and trinkets. The stencil is the only add on for the complete version of the kit (12×12 Tattered Lace from The Crafters Workshop).

Looking around at what I could use to compliment this page, I came across one of my favorite 7Dots papers and came up with the contrasting layout using Pascale’s tricks and techniques…

Remember As Always Bonus Sample MMK125
Remember As Always Bonus Sample MMK125

Had a lot of fun with it. Love how by adding some of the Glass Glitter to the white part of paper it really made a big difference.

Thanks for stopping by. More coming this week…