Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sunday card share #31

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Welcome back to another Sunday card share everyone.
My card this week was made for my nephew, he’s turing 17 and is not into the cute cards that I use to make him. I enjoy making masculine cards but I don’t use them as much. I used the Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 paper pad, wood veneer stars from Studio Calico and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.
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 What kind of cards are you making right now?
Join in on the card share using the link up below and I’ll see you next Sunday.  🙂

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Simple Stories Heart Collection with Barb

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Hello everyone. This week I’ve been working with the Simple Stories Simple Set Heart collection. This collection is all about sharing pages of our loved ones, those who are still with us, and also those who have passed on. It’s hard to find good products that allow us to share our memories in such a meaningful and tasteful way. This collection does it beautifully with a tender, soothing color palette and touching titles and quotes about always remembering those who are always in our heart.

My first project was all about a dear friend who will forever be in my heart!

This layout was also used in the tutorial for this week on how you can foil your stamped images.

The next two projects were all about my family. I love that this collection works equally well for loved ones whether they are still with us, or just in our hearts.

Both of these layouts will be available as a layout kit in the Scrapbook Nerd store, so be sure to watch for them.

Thanks for checking out my projects this week. I hope they have inspired to create something about your loved ones.

Tutorial – Adding Foil to Your Stamped Image

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Hi everyone. Welcome back to another tutorial.
This week I’m sharing a video tutorial on how you can foil your stamped images.

Ever since I’ve started playing around with my Deco Foils, I’ve been itching to try and see if I could somehow apply them to a stamped image. Everything that I tried wasn’t working. So, I started researching online and came across a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire. She shared this technique. It works fairly well and I was fairly happy with the results. The foil will scratch off if you really try- and I mean really try with your fingernail. Since my project will be inside a page protector, I’m to too worried about that.

Nerd Academy – Foiling with Stamps – by Scrapbook Nerd from Scrapbook Nerd on Vimeo.

Thanks for checking out the tutorial this week. If you give this a try, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Proud Partner

We are so excited!

We had to share with you that we have partnered with the team over at as an official partner for their Wanderlust Mixed Media year long journey.

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You can check out the full class details at and we’ve included a brief description her for you;

“Wanderlust is whole year long journey – an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers one every week* (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided), 50 amazing videos, which will run for over 50 hours in total, access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops, interviews, giveaways and generous discounts from our partners. The perfect alternative to in-person classes!” Its not to late to join!!!!
The class is on sale until the end of July 2016.

What does this partnership mean?
Participants in the class will receive a discount on every purchase all year long & we will be adding more mixed media products to our inventory. If you don’t see what you’re looking for,
contact us and we will try and get it in for you. “If you want it, it will come”.

Participants can also take advantage of our HOLDIT program & our FREE customer loyalty program. 

HOLDIT – Canadian customers: We can combine several small orders until you reach the $150 mark to qualify for free shipping. All you need to do is enter the code HOLDIT at checkout and your order will be processed with no shipping charge. We will fill and hold your order until you have placed orders reaching the $150 free shipping threshold.)

Welcome Adventures!!

Sunday card share #30

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Happy Sunday crafty friends,
Our card share this week is a different one for me. My inspiration was the cork fox I had in my stash from the We R Memory Keepers collection Shine. It was sitting around for a while but I could not part with it… ever have something like that in your stash?

To me to fox looks like the fox is howling and so the scene was created in my head.
I watercolored the grass area, used stamps for the moon and clouds; the brushstrokes stamp set from Hero Arts. I used gold ink on the wood veneer stars for a bit of shine. Finally vintage photo distress ink all around the edges.

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 We’d love to see the cards you are making. If you feel like sharing some of your cards, use the link up below and we’ll be sure to visit and check it out.

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Fleur’s February Projects

Hi all, Fleur here with my last design team projects. For this month I used the Crate Paper Valentine’s collection and created lots of fun projects.

First up is this hoop shaker frame I made for my hubby.


Then some fun layered tags.


These cute little gift bags to hold a gift card.

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I recycled an old box in this project.

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And lastly I had some fun getting messy with this layout.

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Thanks for an amazing run and I can’t wait to be inspired by the new design team.

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Layered Tags Tutorial


I love making layered tags to add to presents and cards.  They are super easy to make.

First gather up supplies, you will need tags, embellishments, ribbon, die cuts, really anything you can use for layering.

Start with the largest tag as your bottom layer and gradually add more layers as you go. I used the Crate Paper Valentines collection to make these and added some gold acetate tags as a layer as well as die cute and those super cute gold hearts.


Once you have all the layers as you like then punch a hole in the top and tie together with ribbon or twine. Super cute and super easy.

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Sunday card share #29

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Hello and Happy Valentines Day everyone!
Today’s card share has a masculine feel, using Echo Park’s Jack & Jill 6×6 paper pad, stamps and my Big Shot. I stamped on the white card base, then layered a few pieces of paper. Using papers from the same collection I die cut the word love & the two hearts. I used Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges of the partner paper for a little bit of an aged look.

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I hope you have a lovely day and that you can take away some inspiration from today’s post.
Don’t forget you can share your card creations using the link up below.Joy @

Sunday card share #28

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Welcome back & happy Sunday!
One more week until Valentine’s Day and I want to make a card for my husband. I sometimes make 3 or 4 and then select which one I like best. I include the leftovers in card packs I gift to friends of family members or I just same them 🙂

I inked up some wood veneer shapes with black ink and used pattern paper behind the glasses. I added some glossy accents for a bit of detail in the glasses. Using a fine tip black pen I added faux stitching and some doodle lines to the card.

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The word stickers are from the Tim Holtz, seasonal chitchat sticker book.Sunday card share at

I hope you found some inspiration today. You can link us to your blog to check out your card projects by using the link below.

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Art Journaling how to

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Have you ever thought about starting an art journal?
It’s a really great way to try things out before adding new techniques to layouts, canvases or other projects. I consider it a testing ground, a place I create in that has no rules, no mistakes and often no plan of what I will create. I just go for it 🙂

As you’ll see in the video below, things don’t always work out exactly as I hoped but we can work with them making them part of the design or it can get covered up with another page element. I really enjoy the process of creating in my art journal; it’s not complicated, there’s no pressure and getting messy is quite fun.

If you have any questions please post them in a comment, I’m happy to help out where I can.
Thanks for taking a look, I hope you enjoy it!

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