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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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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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Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

Has it really been that long since our last blog post? WOW – got to get back on track. Speaking of… well sort of… I know it’s been a while since we posted a new kit. And to be honest while working on this layout this week, I  though what am I thinking putting out a layout for those perfect snow moments? It was feeling like spring here in New York for a few days and then today… Today – SNOW! So maybe I really was on to something and deep down knew it!

Enough with the ramblings and on to this fabulous kit…

Rachelle Sigurdson brings us a winter layout that is perfect for any treasured photo. And while Rachelle layers this layouts with papers and chipboards, there’s no paint! OK maybe not a completely accurate statement – no colors – there is crackle accents and some snow texture so a bit of drying time from here to there but really not the usual mess so many of us have come accustomed to.  I for one had a lot of fun following along on this one!

MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson
MMK189 Dashing by Rachelle Sigurdson

Don’t you love the rustic elements and all those snow capped branches?

And while no one can be outdone by Rachelle, Jennifer Hedger at Dusty Attic comes pretty close.  That woman managed to pack all of these chipboard elements (and the ones on the bonus sample-plus even a few more I couldn’t fit on to the bonus page)  in to 2 custom 12″x12″ sheets of chipboard. If you like winter and chipboard – this is simply a must have kit! Of course Maja Design papers for the season aren’t too shabby either. 😉

Here’s a look at my bonus sample…

Winter Wonderland Bonus Page MMK189
Winter Wonderland Bonus Page MMK189

SO MUCH FUN!

So there you have it, our very latest kit. Be sure to read the full product detail if interested in purchasing the kit.  There is NOT a video tutorial along with this kit – written directions with step-by-step photos are provided.

What’s coming? A new company for The Scrapbook Diaries will be posted soon – Carabelle Studio – fabulous stamps and stencils from France. Very eclectic. think you guys will love them! We also have new Scrapiniec to add.

Next kit – Gabrielle Pollacco is back!!! Should be posting end of next week.

Thanks,

Janene

 

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Love Life Mixed Media Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson

Love Life Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson MMK183 left

I Love Life and I love Rachelle Sigurdson’s works!!!!  Are you like me?  If so, this one is for you. It is no easy task or quick turn-around but I so enjoyed the process and results! Rachelle’s latest kit for The Scrapbook Diaries is FILLED with chipboard pieces. In fact you might not even notice all of them at first glance. You see all those tiny little flowers?  They’re chipboard!

Love Life Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson MMK183 left
Love Life Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson MMK183 left
Love Life Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson MMK183 right
Love Life Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson MMK183 right

Can you take it? Love the details!!!!!  Layers and layers of chipboard! In fact, Jennifer at Dusty Attic created 3 1/2 sheets of 12″x12″ chipboard that are so jammed pack. Pieces include….

Ivy Flourish, Heart Swirly, Lavender #2, Full Set of Barb Wire Frames, Vintage Frame #2, 2 Film Strips Small, Mini Chicken Wire, 2 Packs of Mini Blossoms, Grass Cluster #1, Foliage #2, and We Laughed (Rachelle used Claire’s name but not included), Doodads #5, String Frames, Extra Barb Wire Frame, 2 Birds of Paradise, Swirly Vine #5, Foliage #2, Hashtag Saying, Word Disk Love Life, Ticket, Feather Charm #4, Flower Layer Small.
There’s even a few extra pieces that could be used for a mother page. Chipboard pieces are covered in Silk paints and Crackle Accents… it all just works seamlessly together. I loved working on this kit! Hope you do too.
Also just to mention we posted the latest line of paper from Maja Design, I Wish.
I Wish Collection from Maja Design
I Wish Collection from Maja Design

I Wish is a collection of 18 double-sided papers filled with holiday and winter imagery perfect for the upcoming season. And is it just me or do those colors look like they will match the set of Silk Paints Rachelle pulled together for her layout? Actually yes they do – had to go check colors – perfect for these papers as well.

As for upcoming products and kits… We have kits coming from Di Garling and Pascale B. New chipboard from Dusty Attic and 2Crafty. We also have the new 7Dots Collections on order – expect them in the coming weeks.

Think that’s it for now. Certainly enough to feast your eyes on! Thanks for checking in.

Janene

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Life is Good Double Page Kit by Rachelle Sigurdson

Life is Good by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK167)

Rachelle Sigurdson brings a double-page kit for anyone seeking the perfect rustic background for your photos! The details are just amazing! The kit features the ever-popular Walking in the Forest papers from Maja Design along with a custom cut 12×12 sheet of Dusty Attic chipboard! As always. Rachelle’s layers make her pages beyond special and eye catching. See for yourself…

Love My Life by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK167)
Love My Life by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK167)
Life is Good by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK167)
Life is Good by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK167)

I know my love for this layout might top all others since Rachelle used pictures of my kids but I think anyone else can see the beauty too. 🙂

Please read complete product description for details. Rachelle’s kits are for seasoned crafters. Printed step-by-step directions included, no video tutorial. The step-by-step photos show layer by layer. Hand stitching optional but it does pack a punch doesn’t it?

Thanks for checking in today. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Changing the clocks here in the states this weekend. Not really looking forward to it since it always seems to play havoc with kids but such is life.

Kits to come:

  • Card kit from Maja Nowak
  • Altered Project from Olga Heldwein
  • Layout from Pascale B.
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Let It Snow by Rachelle Sigurdson

Let It Snow by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK161)

Rachelle Sigurdson is always a wonder to me. Her work is file with layers and textures that create a scene and come to life. Not to mention she chooses some amazing photos to wok with. I mean, this one couldn’t be more perfect…

Let It Snow 

Let It Snow by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK161)
Let It Snow by Rachelle Sigurdson (MMK161)

Right?  Rachelle layers the beautiful Maja Design papers in such a way that you just hope for a snowy day to get the picture perfect shot!  Mix in some fabulous Dusty Attic chipboard and you really can’t go wrong!  In fact, Dusty Attic created a custom sheet to include all the pieces needed to replicate this as well as a second page. The custom sheet makes the kit a steel in that you don’t have to buy 8 different packs of chipboard. It’s all right there for you.

We are offering the kit as a basic version which has just about everything and offering the complete if you need to stock up on a little shimmer (Angel’s Kiss Inklingz); Snow paste and White Crackle. The “snow” and crackle come in pretty decent sizes and will go a long way if you like the winter effect.  And will come in handy if you are planning on getting some future kits. Rachelle has been keeping us busy. We’ll have 2 more winter layouts in the near future.

In addition to the featured layout from Rachellle, I created a bonus page using a few more sheets of paper and some odds and ends left over….

Let It Snow Bonus Sample (MMK161)
Let It Snow Bonus Sample (MMK161)

Alway enjoy these layouts!!!!

Lots of new products coming in – just need to find some time to post. Will do soon. Also received another shipment of Blue Fern’s Serendipity papers today so we are back in full stock now1

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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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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Fly With Yours Dreams by Rachelle Siggurdson

Fly With Your Dreams by Rachelle Siggurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson is back with another kit for The Scrapbook Diaries (and a little secret – she is on a roll and will be having LOTS more kits coming very soon)! Anyway, back to topic at hand, her latest kit, Fly With Your Dreams. This kit is loaded with beautifulDusty Attic chipboard pieces as well as the very popular Autumn Anthology paper collection from Blue Fern Studios. As always, had a lot of fun working on this one. See for yourself….

Fly With Your Dreams by Rachelle Siggurdson
Fly With Your Dreams by Rachelle Siggurdson

Colorful and fun!

Unfortunately we did have to make a few slight product switches but they didn’t really impact end result at all.  Please read full product description on product page for all details (some flowers and the shutters basically). Rachelle’s kits come with step-by-step color photos, no video.

I created a bonus page to go along with Rachelle’s. I flipped the color scheme around and actually used photos. 🙂 See for yourself…

Picture Perfect Bonus Sample MMK152
Picture Perfect Bonus Sample MMK152

Hope you like as much as I do!

Wait till you see what is coming next from Rachelle and our other fabulous designers. Next week, Pascale B. returns with one that packs another punch of color in all the right places.

New products trickling in so be sure to check in often.

Thanks,

Janene

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Beautiful by Rachelle Sigurdson

Beautiful by Rachelle Siggurdson

To say I am excited to bring you the first kit from the very talented Rachelle Sigurdson is an understatement! I have been a long time fan of Rachelle’s work.  Rachelle is known for layers and layers. It’s really no wonder how she got to be a design team member for both Maja Design and Dusty Attic chipboard. The mix of Rachelle, Dusty Attic and Maja Design… well how can you go wrong?

Her first kit for us, Beautiful if just that! With step-by-step color photos, Rachelle takes us on her journey as she created this layout.  She breaks down all the steps for us. Take a look…

Beautiful by Rachelle Siggurdson
Beautiful by Rachelle Siggurdson

I am sure looking at her layout you might be saying – did she hand stitch that layout? And the answer would be yes – well sort of – she did get some help. 🙂 If you aren’t in to hand stitching you can use a sewing machine for a “similar” look or a journaling pen.  Honestly I would have used my sewing machine but learned the kids broke it so as you can see on the bonus sample, I used a journaling pen to make some faux stitching lines. Certainly not as nice as Rachelle’s labor of love but it does work if you don’t have the time or want to do the work.

And here’s a look at the bonus sample I did with a few extra sets of paper and some extra elements…

Wonderful Bonus Sample (MMK148)
Wonderful Bonus Sample (MMK148)

There you have it! Kit includes materials needed to follow printed directions to create your own layout in Rachelle’s signature style (no video instruction).

Thank you for stopping in. As usual we have lots lined up. Next kit to come – Marta Lapkowska! Another beautiful layout. This one featuring Dreamy Morning papers from LemonCraft. Gabrielle Pollacco will be back first thing next week with a don’t want to miss kit featuring Autumn Anthology papers from Blue Fern Studios.

Thanks,

Janene