Monthly Archives: March 2016

What’s New? Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Welcome back to What’s New Wednesday.

We have just received this fun new collection from Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes. This collection has a boy version and a girl version. The Petticoat version is a sweet, girly collection and you can find it in the store as a collection kit.

Echo Park Pinstripes is a fun, and versatile masculine collection that works for all the boys and men in your life. Whether you have young ones running around, or are working on pages of your honey, father, or grandfather, this is the collection for you. This layout, done by Rachael Sheedy for Lori Whitlock, shows just how fun this collection is!

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We love the blues, reds, yellows, and browns of this collection, and it is chock full of fun, masculine icons.

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To see more of this collection, or to purchase, you will find it in the Scrapbook Nerd store HERE.

We hope that this collection will inspire you to pull out some pictures of your favourite guys and get them into your albums.

 

 

Mixed Media on Monday with Dina Wakley paints

Mixed Media on Monday at Scrapbooknerd.comHello everyone!
I’m here today sharing a page from my art journaling using a few simple tools and some of the new Dina Wakely heavy body acrylic paints. I started this page just to see what the new paint colours looked like, a paint swatch page, and as I added some stripes of paint with my mini blade tool I just kept going. I love the bright colours they are just what I needed on a gloomy day. I am so done with Winter 😉
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Ocean & Fuchsia were fast favourites, DW’s new paint colours are right up my alley. I’m sure you’ll see them on more projects soon.
I found some old clear plastic flowers (Heidi Swapp I think) in my stash and outline them with a sharpie before gluing them to my page. ‘May flowers’ were stuck in my head when I was making this page.
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I then took some Archival inks and used similar ink colours to the paints and stamped on top of the paint. Then using one stencil I added some black acrylic paint using a makeup sponge. Next I added my sentiment with stamps and some thicker alpha stickers for the word spring.
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The supplies used are listed below:


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Sunday card share #34

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Happy Easter!

I’m in the mood for some Spring weather and I’m so done with Winter 😉
I browsed through some floral papers as a crafter does who’s looking for some spring inspiration. It’s kinda funny but all the florals I have are from Crate Paper.
I wanted my main image to be a butterfly from a new stamp set that I just got, I stamped it on water colour paper and coloured in a few but none of them looked right. I ended up stamping the butterfly on to the same pattern paper and used a Sharpie fine tip pen to help enhance the lines on the wings.

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It’s a simple design and it satisfied my need for some Spring inspiration.
I hope you found some inspiration today too.
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What’s New Wednesday

What’s new today? Wow! So much!!  If you want to see all the new products that have just arrived, check out the WHAT’S NEW section in the store … but prepare yourself – there’s a lot.

Today, I’m sharing the new Me & My Big Ideas Create 365 – The Happy Planner products with you.  The new Happy Planners are out, and so are all the fun embellishments. This style of planner is so versatile and so much fun to use.

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Want to see what’s new in this line? Watch this video. It will also give you an idea of what the Happy Planner is all about, if you’re new to this system.

Scrapbook Nerd is carrying all of this line and it is selling like hotcakes!  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, send us a quick email at info@scrapbooknerd.com and let us know what you’re wanting so we can be sure to hold the products for you when they come in.

You can find all the Happy Planner products in our store by clicking HERE.

 

What’s New Wednesday

Hello, all you Scrapbook Nerds.

Today we are starting a new weekly feature on our blog, called “What’s New Wednesday” where we will be showcasing some of the new products that have recently landed in our store. We hope that it will help you feel inspired to work with some of these fun new products.

So, what’s new today? Today we’re showcasing the Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Pen that has recently arrived.  Have you been bitten by the foiling bug like we have? We have been anxiously awaiting for these to arrive, and have not been disappointed.  These toner pens are so much fun to play with and are the perfect way to add touches of foil to some of your pre-made embellishments, or to use your own handwriting for a title, and then add foil. You can see, in this video, just how easy it is to use.

More_Minc_Pen-1These pens are available in our store. You can find them here.

Mixed Media on Monday

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Hello Scrapbook Nerds,
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products are very popular in the mixed media world & with other paper crafters/scrapbookers. Today we though we’d share some product information about the sprays we recently started carrying. We’ve had a few questions on how to use them & why do the bottles come with just the powder inside.  We found some great videos and information on the LSG website and wanted to share it here with you.

Using your sprays for the first time…

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Deep, rich, vibrant colors with a two-toned shimmer! These are all dye based products, which give them that vibrancy and can be used on any porous surface, (paper, wood, fabric, balsa, chipboard, etc)

  • Lindy’s Starburst Sprays showcase two-toned colors: a base color with a glorious secondary shimmer color
  • Lindy’s starburst ink sprays are a high quality, acid-free, non-toxic concentrated dye based color with a mica based shimmer
  • Best for use on porous surfaces
  • 2oz fine mist, non-clogging sprayer bottle containing powders (you fill with warm water to hydrate & use)
  • Also available in Color Shots; 2oz wide mouthed jars for painting

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR SPRAYER THE FIRST TIME:  

Tap out any excess powder in the sprayer tube first.  Then add HOT water to the fill line on the label (filtered preferrably, especially with the stains), stir with a stick & let sit at least 10 minutes then fill to “fill” line & shake. (if you don’t wait, the gum arabic will not dissolve fully & will clog the sprayer, so as hard as it is, just let them sit, hee hee).  Shake before each use and periodically while you spray.

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Flat Fabios are all the amazingly juicy, vibrant color you could want, and just the color.  No shimmer here!

  • Showcase our vibrant colors that blend perfectly with each other, rather than making mud
  • Flat Fabio ink sprays are high quality acid-free, non-toxic concentrated dye based color
  • Best on porous surfaces
  • 2oz fine mist, non-clogging sprayer bottle contains powdered ink, (you fill with warm water to hydrate and use)

incandescentcopper-27398.1375314371.1280.1280.jpgMoon Shadows

Vintage Colors all with a brown undertone and a gorgeous secondary color! Based on an Old Worlde walnut ink recipe. (Can be used on any porous surface)

  • Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist sprays showcase walnut ink based colors with scrumptious shimmer
  • High quality, acid-free, non-toxic walnut ink colors with mica based shimmer
  • Best used on porous surfaces
  • 2oz fine-mist, non-clogging sprayer bottle contains powdered ink, (you fill with warm water to hydrate & use)

NOTE: Do not INGEST or INHALE product.  This product will stain fabric and skin so use with caution!

You can find Lindy’s Stamp Gang products in the Scrapbook Nerd online store here
If you would like to see more LSG products or you don’t see what your looking for, send us an email and we are happy to order the products you are looking for.

Here’s a great video on creating a background using some of the LSG products from their talented design team –

See you again next Monday for more Media Media fun!

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Sunday card share #33

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Welcome to our Sunday card share,
I really enjoy making cards and have quite the stash of birthday and thank you cards that I make for these posts. I go through the cards and make up sets to give people as gifts because there is no way I will use as many cards as I make.
I’m using die cuts & chipboard stickers from the Crate Paper – Craft Market collection for this weeks card. I’m still making my way through those.  😉  I love the colours in this collection.
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I usually include 7-8 cards in the sets I make up, I also include envelopes so the recipient has them for easy use. If your feeling inspired and want to share your card creations, use the link up below. Happy Sunday!


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Tutorial Tuesday

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Step by Step paper crafting tutorials

Hello everyone. Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday – on Wednesday this week, thanks to the fact that I’m away right now and my computer decided to give me lots of grief.

As our new Design Team won’t actually be starting until next week we will be filling the gap with different things this month.

One of our new DT members, Nathalie, has posted a tutorial on her blog this week. She has very graciously agreed to let us share that tutorial here.

In this tutorial she shares how she uses her silhouette to perforate and then stitch the edges of her title. It’s such a great effect!

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You can find her tutorial on her blog here. While you’re there be sure to check out the rest if her blog. There is lots of wonderful inspiration there. Be sure to leave a comment to let her know that you were there.

Mixed Media on Monday

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Hi Everyone!
I’m excited to share my project with you today. I’m showing you how I made my own background paper to make a series of mixed media cards.  I love creating background in my art journal so working with a large piece of watercolour paper I simply used the same techniques.

I used acrylic paints, a variety of stencils, a piece of text pattern paper (for the circles),
a makeup sponge for stencilling,a few rub-ons,  a black sharpie and some spray paint
(watered down acrylic paint in a spray bottle).

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Below is the completed 9×12 background paper. I used my stencils in several ways including using a pen to trace the images. The circles are hand cut and a little wonky,I like them that way too 😀  I used the same pen to free hand circles on the pattern paper, used a lot of water while adding the paints as a first layer. I love the look of using the same paints in the background for stencilling, I do not water them down and they dry darker than the watered down paints.

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Next you simply cut down the paper to the desired card size you wish to make and sentiments and or focal images to finish off your cards. I got six card fronts and one 2.5×11 strip from my background paper.

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and the card I shared yesterday

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Thank you for stoping by the Scrapbook Nerd blog today, I hope you found some inspiration.

 

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