Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hey Kid with Sarah M.


Hello bloggers,

This month Sarah worked with the Pink Paislee collection “Hey Kid”. She really loves all the bright colours and patterns in this line! So let’s get into Sarah’s projects and see what she has to say about them.[Image: proxy?*]
“I wanted to do a girly layout to use up some of the feminine aspects of this line, and let
me tell you this one was waaaay out of my comfort zone!! I never before have used this colour
of cardstock for a layout, and honestly probably never will again, but I do like
how the embellishments really stand out on this layout!”

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“this is my favoiurite layout that I made with this kit! I think it’s probably the picture
that does it for me!”

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“And I made these cards too! I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
to make those adorable little bows! My challenge to you is to dust off those tools you
just had to have and use them again!”
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Bundled Up with Fleur


Hello bloggers,

This month I got to play with the oh so cute Bundled Up collection from Crate Paper. For my first project I decided to decorate a Kleenex Box for my Craft room Smile

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I covered a kleenex box with patterned paper and then added a chipboard sticker to the top.

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I usually do a journal for my One Little Word but this year I decided I would make something that I could display in my craftroom and would hopefully be a reminder to just DO it, live in the Moment and tell our STORY.

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I used some cheap Ikea frames and added the words to each one.

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I used this collection for my December Daily (which is almost finished lol) and it was perfect. Our challenge for this month was “confetti” so I made a huge confetti pocket page in my album.

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I made one of the Simple Stories 6×8 pages into a huge confetti page. I added the confetti then only added paper to the top 2/3 of the page so that you can see the confetti better.

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Here is the other side of this page.

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Here is my last project reveal – my 2013 mini PL/365 album. This collection was so versatile and many of the papers are not themey at all and can be used for pretty much anything.

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I painted the Simple Stories Album spine again and sprayed with gold mist. Then I added the pattern paper and Gold Thickers for the front.

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I added some of the gold glitter tape from American Crafts and a cute gold fresin flowers from the Maggie Holmes collection.

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Working with Confetti


Hello friend,

This month the design team is adding confetti to their projects in various ways. You can too! Make your own confetti by using your trusty hole punch or using a border punch such as this one….
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A simple way to create the look of confetti is to use a pencil eraser with your favourite inks
step by step 3 You can also create your own confetti look using spray mist, stencils,stamps & enamel dots.

In this sample by team member Joy – stencils, ink and stamps were used

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and in this sample team member Michelle use her spray mists


I created a little inspiration board with images found on Pinterest.
You can find boards of confetti ideas there.Confetti inspiration

Visit the blog again on Monday to see the next design team reveal and some more confetti ideas. We would love to see your projects using confetti and you can link up your project in the Nerd gallery here.

Happy Crafting!

Fancy Pants & Confetti


Nice to see ya!

This month I was working with the Fancy Pants Collecting moments collection. It is such a pretty collection with soft colors! I just love this pink wooden background paper! 
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Our challenge this month is to use confetti. I used some Heidi Swapp mist to create a confetti look on my LO!

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I got these really cool frames in my kit this month. I soon as I saw then I knew I wanted to do a LO where the main focus was those frames!

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Projects created by:

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Designer Challenge: This month I challenge you to use lots of layers on your project.

Visit the forum here to link your creations

A new year and new design team projects

Hello everyone and welcome back,

We hope your holidays were fabulous and you enjoyed the time with family and friends.
Our friends on the design team are back with more projects, ideas and fun for 2014.

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Our design team is working on projects to inspire you and give you a little jumpstart in the creative department. A new term started January 1st and Fleur, Michelle and Sarah excepted our invitation to stay on with us here @ Scrapbook for another 6 months.
We are thrilled to have them back, we think they did an awesome job and can’t wait to see what they create in 2014.

Take some time to visit our forum, gallery and Facebook page to see what’s new and happening with the design team, Scrapbook Nerd and fellow paper crafters.

What’s coming up:
January 6th – New design team projects
January 10th – Made by a Member
January 13th – New design team projects
January 24-26th – Online Crop

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