Saturday, September 5, 2015

Create a Collection from Your Stash with video

Have you ever fallen in love with a collection but was on a spending freeze, or maybe the collection didn't have a theme you would use, or maybe you just wanted to use more of your stash while waiting for more product to arrive? Follow along with me as I share my process of creating my own version of a new collection from my stash.

In this first example I wanted to recreate everything from the color scheme, theme, icons, and feel of the Echo Park We Are Family collection. I started with the papers and then went to my stamps, punches, die cuts, etc to recreate some of the embellishments.

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We Are Family collection remake

The next collection, Carta Bella Rustic Elegance was one I loved the color scheme and over all feel and design of the collection but didn't want the wedding theme. I decided to try and recreate it with a whole new theme that was broader and more generic that I could use with my photos I have.

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Rustic Elegance collection remake

You can see the full collection on my pinterest board 

I hope you enjoyed just two of the ways you could recreate a collection from your stash. There are many more ways. I'd love to see you try it and share with me what you come up with!


Friday, September 4, 2015

New Watercolor Paper, Paints, & Brushes from CTMH

I'm so excited that we now have quality, affordable watercolor supplies. The watercolor paper is a stark white heavy weight that didn't buckle when using moderate amounts of water and I even went over it several times.

Here's a layout I recently featured yesterday using all of the new watercolor products.

Watercolor Paints in 36 gorgeous colors that are strongly pigmented so it doesn't take much and it retains it's bright vibrant color.

And don't forget the 5 quality brushes to create anything from script brush writing to full backgrounds.

Check out all the fabulous new products now available in the new 2015-16 Annual Inspirations catalog.
Happy Shopping

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scrapbook Haul: PhotoPlay Paper Autumn Day

I'm so excited to be sharing a brand new paper line and a brand new scrapbook company with you today. They've been all over social media lately but if you missed it I've got an up close and personal look of their Autumn Day collection. Stay tuned for their Christmas collection.

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PhotoPlay Paper Autumn Day collection

Be sure to use Code 20SEPT15 for 20% off at My Scraps and More!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New InstaLife Mini Albums from Close to My Heart

I'm so excited to be able to share some of the new product available today as part of the new 2015-16 CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog. These adorable little albums are perfect for gift giving either finished, partly completed and let the recipient add photos, or to your creative peeps give them all the product ready for them to pull a quick album together.

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Two new InstaLife albums

Two InstaLife Card packs

Two New Roller Stamps

Thanks for shopping with me and be sure to come back for more close up looks of new products!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Picture Perfect with Process Video for My Scraps & More

Today I'm hosting My Scraps and More Got Talent Challenge #12. Be sure to hop over to the Facebook page or forum to play along.

My challenge is 'Put a Brand On It'. I'm challenging you to round up all those branding strips and create your background with them. Try not to use any other patterned paper or cardstock except for your background.

Here's a look at the step by step

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Picture Perfect Process Video

I share in the video how I store my branding strips and how to sort them out to create your layout as well as several ways you can create backgrounds for your layout. I hope you'll give it a go and share with us all what you come up.

And some close ups

Here are some other layouts I've created with branding strips.

Supplies Used
MME Pretty Please
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Ephemera, Flair
October Afternoon Daily Flash girl talk stickers, die cuts
Pink Fresh Up in the Clouds puffy
Heidi Swapp speech bubbles, puffy hearts
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss
Crate Paper Craft Market stickers
Enamel hearts
sewing machine
branding strips