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Summer by Stacey Young

Summer by Stacey Young (MMK140)

So excited and sad about my post tonight. So excited as Stacey Young brings us another BEAUTIFUL layout filled with trinkets and goodies making it one to stand the test of time. In all it’s perfect kitschy-ness and oh so Stacey fashion….. Summer….

Summer by Stacey Young (MMK140)
Summer by Stacey Young (MMK140)

Amazing right? I love it. Stacey brings us the cuteness of Pretty Little Studios products along with the great color combo from Shimmerz and the oh so great Stacey style we know and love!  I said am sad about tonight’s post as this one marks Stacey’s last kit with us.  Aways sad to see a treasured designer go but it’s all for good cause. Stacey is pregnant with baby #4 so she is going to have her hands full pretty soon! Of course we wish Stacey and her family all our very best.

OK back to the kit… It’s filled with lots of pieces and flowers as always. We put just about all f it in to the kit with the exception of the stencil. Of course be sure to read full product description for all details and what is included and not.  When you buy the kit you will also get access to the online tutorial taking you through Stacey’s process.

I for one had so much fun working on this (I always do). Can’t wait to take pictures of my daughter and hang this one up on the wall!  Keeping with my fun, I used a bunch of the leftovers and added a few more pieces and flowers to come up with this bonus page…

Summer Bonus Sample MMK140
Summer Bonus Sample MMK140

So similar to Stacey’s but I couldn’t help myself. The color and cut-outs are too cute! Hope you like too.

Thanks for stopping in. I also posted brand new Blue Fern Studios papers and stamps but will save for a blog post tomorrow as hubby is saying – can we go to bed now! 🙂 Have a good night.

Thanks,

Janene

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Stacey Young Brings Us Another Kit… Family Memories

Family Memories by Stacey Young (MMK134)

I am always a fan of Stacey Young! Her layered masterpiece and floral spectacles always get me. This one, Family Memories, is no different! The pinks and peach really pac a punch making it a perfect combination for all sorts of wonderful memories and great family photos.

Family Memories by Stacey Young (MMK134)
Family Memories by Stacey Young (MMK134)

The way Stacey blends her Shimmerz products always creates a seamless piece of work.  when you purchase this kit, you’ll get unlimited access to her online tutorial detailing just how she goes about making this one piece at a time. In addition you’ll get all the goodies needed to follow along (see product details for complete description and product variations).  As usual, we tried offering the kit several ways so we can meet the different needs of our customers. Buy the basic (usual materials) or Plus version (mediums added). If you need the stencil and stamp set too, buy the complete version. Something for everyone right? If you need just one piece or the other, you can always tack those on as add-ons. Hope we were able to accommodate all needs – if not, shoot us an email. Happy to assist.

In addition to the featured layout stacey made, we added a few other pieces so you can make another layout in similar style.  here’s a look at the bonus page I created….

Cherish Bonus Sample MMK134
Cherish Bonus Sample MMK134

Had a lot of fun (as always) playing with this one. Thought it would be fun to play off some frames for added photos.  Of course would be nice if I actually printed photos to add… one day. 🙂

by end of this week I vow to add Frank Garcia‘s wedding album kit featuring papers from Pion Design. I am slacking there but do you know what it takes to kit up one of Frank’s kits? So many little pieces and trinkets! 🙂 Will get there soon – I promise.

In addition we have lots of new things coming in. Maja Design released a new line, Summer Crush filled with kitschy elements and colors that make you want to hit the beach retro style.  In addition LemonCraft released a new line, Endless Summer… We ordered it all and it is currently in route to us.  What else… new Blue Fern Studios… they release another amazing paper line, Frolic – yep ordered the complete line again – expect it in a week or two.  Hmm.. should I add more or save it for the next post? we’ll save it – can’t spoil all the fun in one post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janene

 

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Believe by Stacey Young

Believe by Stacey Young (MMK119)

Stacey Young brings us another beautiful mixed media kit.  This dramatic layout pops with the black and white paper mixed with aqua and gold. Stacey always knows how to mix up a great color combination! Her choice of embellishments makes it yet another stunning masterpiece.

Believe

Believe by Stacey Young (MMK119)
Believe by Stacey Young (MMK119)

Purchasing this kit and receive access to an online tutorial and materials to make featured layout and a bonus page.  We are offering this kit Basic, Basic + Shimmerz and Complete. Please note the Complete Kit isn’t exactly the accurate word – stencil used is no longer available form the manufacturer but can be replaced by one of many comparable ones (see product description for all details and differences in kit types).

In addition to the layout above, we made a bonus sample using an extra sheet of paper and a whole bunch more flowers along with some left over pieces from the things Stacey used. Here’s the sample…

Family Memories Bonus Sample by Janene Meyerowitz (MMK199)
Family Memories Bonus Sample by Janene Meyerowitz (MMK199)

Love how it came out -only wish I had more gold on hand to mix in as I love the mix Stacey did.

Thank you Stacey!

Speaking of flowers…. 5 HUGE boxes of Prima are arriving tomorrow!!!!!! Be sure to check the site as I will finally be adding flowers to the website. Of course I have to see what I am willing to part with and not hoard for myself or future kits.

That’s it for me for now.. battling a cold, carpal tunnel – just falling apart this week. 🙂

Janene

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Beauty & Grunge Mega Mixed Media Kit Sample Pages

Smile by Maiko Kosugi

Yesterday we unveiled the second installment of Beauty and Grunge Mixed Media Mega Kit.  As announced, this edition has another batch of internationally known designers who are turning this mixed media kit in to a mega, four designer/four layout kit. When you purchase the kit, you get video tutorials from: Georgia HealdStacey YoungMaiko Kosugi and Olga HeldweinYou can follow the videos along and create your own layouts as they are showing you step by step how they created theirs.

In the event you more “Beauty” than “grunge” or more “Grunge” than “Beauty”, we had each designer create a second layout using another designers products. We didn’t give you a second video or instructions but after watching the designer videos, you’ll get a sense of their style and process. So inspiration is all around.

Time to show you those amazing layouts? Makes you want to buy two sets of the kit, right? And just wait till you see Mona Pendleton’s sample pages tomorrow – you might want a third set. 🙂

Stacey Young uses products from Olga Heldwein’s selection:

Stacey Young Bonus Sample Happy
Stacey Young Bonus Sample Happy

Olga Heldwein used products from Maiko Kosugi’s selection:

Olga Heldwein Moment Layout
Olga Heldwein Moment Layout

Georgia Heald used products from Stacey Young’s Selection:

Is it just me or can Georgia rock the softer side of things just as well as the hardcore and darker stuff? Just sayin’

Bonus Sample by Georgia Heald Sample
Bonus Sample by Georgia Heald Sample

Maiko Kosugi used products from Georgia Heald’s selection:

Smile by Maiko Kosugi
Smile by Maiko Kosugi

 

Seriously not sure which layouts I like better but I do know that these designers ROCKED this kit and so can you!!!!  There’s so much packed in to this kit you might be seeing flowers when you finish it. 🙂

Reminder – International customers… so seldom we throw this out there but for our Beauty and Grunge Mixed Media Mage kit, we are offering you a shipping included rate. It’s a little higher than our US customers are paying but a great deal since shipping on a kit this weight tends to be around $33-38 depending on location. Be sure to click “Bill Me actual Shipping” at check out – we won’t bill you.  We do ask that you not add other heavy items to the order. If adding other kits or album kits, we will have to charge you the difference.  If you want a piece or two of laser chipboards, stencils or stamps… fine to add at no additional cost.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the look in to this special kit. Tomorrow we’ll be posting pages from Mona Pendleton.

And when we get a moment, we NEED to add all that new Blue Fern Studios – we have Sanctuary in stock as well as a bunch of other fabulous new chippies!  Also have a box of ScrapFX sitting around that we need to add and another box on it’s way. And have I mentioned lately that 13Arts is coming soon!  So much going on.

Reminder – Please note we will be closed for the holiday weekend next Thursday/Friday – November 27/28th.

Thanks,

Janene

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Beauty and Grunge Mega Mixed Media Kit is Here!

Smile by Georgia Heald (B&G Nov 2014)

Finally the wait is over!!! The second installment of Beauty and Grunge Mixed Media Mega Kit is here!  Our next edition has another batch of internationally known designers who are turning this mixed media kit in to a mega, four designer/four layout kit. You will get video tutorials from: Georgia HealdStacey YoungMaiko Kosugi and Olga HeldweinYou will easily be able to make 4 layouts if you follow along with our designers and their online tutorials plus there’s going to be a bunch of extras so you can do even more!

Are you more “Beauty” than “grunge” or more “Grunge” than “Beauty”?  No problem – we have you covered! Each of our designers created a second layout using another designers products. We didn’t give you a second video or instructions but after watching the designer videos, you’ll get a sense of their style and process. So inspiration is all around.

And as if that weren’t enough… we had a friend of ours do another 4 sample layouts that were created by the ever talented Mona Pendleton!

Just to be clear since I tend to ramble, the kit is intended for you to make four pages in total. You’ll have the ability to pick and chose which layouts and styles you want to create.

Is that enough? Even though that answer is a definitive yes…. we bring you more!As we previously announced, we were able to pull together some special components for this kit. First, we have an exclusive stamp set that was mainly designed by Georgia Heald with a little added from me.  Georgia created some hand drawn stitched circle stamps that are a must have an only available in this kit!  Please note the stamp was mis-marked but theres no mistaking Georgia’s style on it.  In fact should we give you peek….

Beauty and Grunge November 2014 Exclusive Stamp Set
Beauty and Grunge November 2014 Exclusive Stamp Set. Designed by Georgia Heald / Janene Meyerowitz

LOVE IT!!!!!  So obvious which pieces Georgia designed!  Can’t wait to use it!!!

Next up, we prepared an exclusive 12″ x 12″ stencil for it but when we submitted it to The Crafters Workshop for them to cut it for us, they loved it so much that you’ll be seeing this as a stencil under their label in January. The 6″ x 6″ is going to be fun!  So the one we have for you in the kit is a pre-released stencil! Who doesn’t love getting their hands on something a little early?   Here’s a peek….

B&G-Nov-2014-Stencil-web
B&G-Nov-2014-Stencil-web

We also had our friends at Blue Fern Studios laser cut us an exclusive set of chipboard for this kit. I won’t who you that as we have to leave a little to the imagination don’t we?  Titles include: Happy, Smile, Just a Glimpse and This Moment.

What else could be included? lots to say the very least. You can find a complete list of products here.

So the moment you have all been waiting for… the layouts….

Smile by Georgia Heald (B&G Nov 2014)
Smile by Georgia Heald (B&G Nov 2014)
This Moment by Maiko Kosugi
This Moment by Maiko Kosugi
Olga Heldwein Beauty & Grunge Layout
Olga Heldwein Beauty & Grunge Layout
Just Us by Stacey Young
Just Us by Stacey Young

What do you think?  Each of the layouts above When you purchase the kit, you get full access to limited viewing of the four tutorials above. We’ll also send you color photo step-by-step directions for these four layouts.  The other layouts we’ll show do not come with direction but after viewing the designer videos, you’ll have a better sense of their process.

Hope you like. Kits are limited. We are offering it in 2 different formats for our US based customers – complete and basic. Only difference this go around is the complete includes 2 bottles of Color Bloom Sprays from Prima – Tea Stained and Pressed Petals.

International customers… so seldom we throw this out there but for our Beauty and Grunge Mixed Media Mage kit, we are offering you a shipping included rate. It’s a little higher than our US customers are paying but a great deal since shipping on a kit this weight tends to be around $33-38 depending on location. Be sure to click “Bill Me actual Shipping” at check out – we won’t bill you.  We do ask that you not add other heavy items to the order. If adding other kits or album kits, we will have to charge you the difference.  If you want a piece or two of laser chipboards, stencils or stamps… fine to add at no additional cost.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the loo in to this special kit. We’ll post more int he coming days – including the other samples and pages from Mona Pendleton.

And when we get a moment, we NEED to add all that new Blue Fern Studios – we have Sanctuary in stock as well as a bunch of other fabulous new chippies!  Also have a box of ScrapFX sitting around that we need to add and another box on it’s way. And have I mentioned lately that 13Arts is coming soon!  So much going on.

Please note we will be closed for the holiday weekend next Thursday/Friday – November 27/28th.

Thanks,

Janene

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Love You by Stacey Young (MMK103)

Love You by Stacey Young (MMK103)

Finally digging out from under all the orders we had. Apologies to those who waited longer than usual.

And now back to normal and getting on track. With that I am so excited to post our latest kit from Stacey Young. Stacey is a master of color and flower composition. Certainly not for the insides of an album – hang these babies up in the open for all to see! Love You is the perfect example of how Stacey rocks the Shimmerz line of mediums.  See for yourself…

Love You by Stacey Young (MMK103)
Love You Mixed media Kit by Stacey Young (MMK103)

Stunning, right?  The colors really pop!  Why wouldn’t they with the mix of Jeni B Blue, Mai Tai, Carribean Sunset along with Shimmerz in Magenta and Marigold?  Of course we offer this one in a Basic Kit (access to online tutorial, materials as described in product description),  Basic + Shimmerz (just what it sounds like) and a Complete Kit (items mentioned along with stencil and stamp used).  The stencil on this one, the 12×12 Gothic Romance from Crafters Workshop is by far our designers top stencil. I think it’s been used in at least 4 kits so far – maybe even more.  It’s just so versatile.

12x12 Gothic Romance Stencil
12×12 Gothic Romance Stencil

In addition to Stacey’s featured page, I made a bonus sample using a few extra products we included along with a bunch of leftovers. Here’s what I came up with…

Adore Bonus Sample by Janene Meyerowitz (MMK103)
Adore Bonus Sample by Janene Meyerowitz (MMK103)

As always, had a lot of crafty fun making these layouts! thanks Stacey for all the inspiration. Personally I know I would never have gone so far out on colors if left to my own closed mind. Love the results!

Coming up next week… FINALLY Lisa griffith’s next kit!  New products that are just sitting here – Dusty Attic, ScrapFX and more. Rumor has it 7dots is shipping next week!  Can’t wait for those lovely new papers. So check back – were getting back on track with weekly updates.

Thanks,

Janene

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Winter Play by Stacey Young

Winter Play by Stacey Young (MMK95)

Stacey Young is back with another beautiful beachy mixed media kit for The Scrapbook Diaries.  This whimsical layout mixes the newest Shimmerz product, Inklingz along with some of their other staples.  And while it depicts a photo of winter at the beach in Australia it’s perfect for those of us who are in the midst of summer too.

Purchasing this kit and receive access to an online tutorial and materials to make featured layout and a bonus page (see product description for all details and differences in kit types).

Winter Play

Winter Play by Stacey Young (MMK95)
Winter Play by Stacey Young (MMK95)

STUNNING, right? I love Stacey’s magical way about mixing colors and flowers…

Here was my attempt at a bonus sample. The colors really pop in real life.

MMK95 Bonus Sample
MMK 95 Bonus Sample

Thanks for stopping by. More to come this week… a beach mini album from the one and only Frank Garcia!  This one’s a Scrapbook Diaries exclusive so get it while you can because it is going to be in limited quantities based on product availability.

Thanks,

Janene

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Always by Stacey Young

Stacey Young never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful color choices and one of a kind layered masterpieces. As usual, Always, her latest mixed media kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, is another masterpiece!  These layouts are truly a work of art and meant to be hung on the walls not hidden in the pages of an album.  I say this not only because they are so beautiful but they are layered with flowers and trinkets making them a 3-D work of art.

Always

always by Stacey

Here’s a close-up showing you the depth this page has…

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Not that I can touch it but here’s the sample bonus page I came up using the left-overs and a few extra pieces…

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And I have no idea why my color is so off on this photo. The sample I made following along with Stacey and the bonus are the colors Stacey shows us in her pics. So forgive the lack of photo editing skills.

You can find all the details on the product page.  We offer this kit in Complete, Basic and Basic plus Shimmerz. Something for everyone! And not that you will need close to 25 yards of that awesome teal wire from Prima but we included the full roll anyway. You’re going to be sure to want to use it everywhere!

Next post/update will be the Maja and 13Arts papers. They are both here now – just need a little time to get them posted so check back soon.

Thanks,

Janene

 

 

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You Are My Happy by Stacey Young

Stacey Young‘s last kit sold out but be happy because she is back with another beautiful one… You Are My Happy is another stunning layout that showcases Stacey’s signature style.  When you purchase this kit, you’ll get the materials detailed in the Product Description as well as access to her private online tutorial detailing the steps Stacey took to make this layout.

You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy

We are offering this kit in a few different ways…. the Basic Kit (as shown below) includes well.. the basics – products needed.  The Shimmerz set has the Basics plus the Shimmerz mists, paint and a mini mister of Lindy’s Stamp Gang. And last but not least, the complete set includes the Basics, Shimmerz and the hot air balloon stamp set and stencil from Prima. All kit types are listed under Product Description.

MMK78 Basic KitAnd since we like to make products go a little further, we added a few more flowers and another sheet of paper. Mix those together with your left over scraps and some other pieces… here’s what we came up with for a second layout….

Hello Today Bonus MMK78

Thanks for checkin in today. Later this week, we’ll have another colorful layout from the one and only Nadia Cannizzo.

New products coming to the store…

  • Dusty Attic and more Blue Fern Studios chipboard.
  • Prima Color Blooms due to arrive later in the week (pre-orders expected to ship Friday)
  • Seashore and Time Traveler from Prima