Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Magic Release

The Holiday Magic Kit is one of our most beautiful to date, and we are sure you will agree that the Design Team did an amazing job with it! All of our subscriptions have been filled and we have a few kits left over. Email us today to order before they are gone!

Holiday Magic Main Kit Contents

6 IOD Night Divine Papers
1 IOD Gold Music Notes Foil Paper
Bazzill Basics Forest Green Cardstock
Bazzill Basics AMM Barkley Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Birchtone Dark Cardstock
Daisy D’s Timeless Holidays Papers
1 Sheet IOD Night Divine Elements 
1 IOD Night Divine Die Cut Pack
1 Bo Bunny Cranberry Rose Trim
1 Prima Gala  Holiday Poinsettia
1 Prima Winter Branches, Grapes
1 Handmade Green Organza Flower - ETSY

1 Ranger Stickles Holly
4 Prima Snowdrop Holiday Celebration Flowers
4 Bazzill Flower Pot Flowers - Red Carpet
3 Making Memories Mini Gold Brads
Length of Green Tara Lace
4 Pieces May Road Chipboard 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tips for the "Winter's Walk in Paris" Kit by Tara Orr

Hi Ladies!! This month the November kit features some pretty amazing papers - and pretty neato products.  Rather than focus on one particular tip I thought I'd take a few of my projects and offer tips on each one....


Sorry, this photo is huge!!

1. Ok, I've had several comments about the 'stamped' edges of this layout... SUPER easy.  I have a really small circle punch from Stampin' Up.  All I did was go around the entire border and punched half of the circle. Upon completing I inked around the tips and it honestly does look like a die cut page.  Quick and simple.

2. Altering your fantastic paper is a little intimidating. You don't want to 'wreck' it (I actually did!)  Anyhow, I found that if you mist the paper, it gives a little more of a solid looking colour.  Mind you, I used 'brown' mist so it might look a little less severe if using lighter colours? I found that I prefered the 'inked' look much more.  I used distress inks rather than alcohol inks as I found they blend a little softer.  Start at the outside rim of your page and blend inwards using a circular motion with your blending tool.  If you concentrate more on a particular area it will result in a darker shade.  In addition, if you want to introduce a different colour (as I did) simply use the same technique as above. I actually used the yellow catseye inkpad directly on my page (and when mixed with the blue resulted in a gorgeous green) as I found the ink blender soaked up too much of the ink for this type (for the distress inks like Tim Holtz they seemed fine)? 

3. Faux stitching.  I'm sure you've all tried?  I LOVE the look of stitching on pages.  I even went out and bought an inexpensive machine so that I could try this technique and I've yet to set it up.... too much of a hassle.  But, you can easily achieve a similar look with a journal pen (I prefer white stitching to darker, but both look fantastic - I've used both on my page above) and a paper piercer.  Simply go around with your paper piercer in whichever shape you would like to 'stitch'.  I normally just do around the borders of my projects or photos but you can do anything from a flourish, title, etc.  It may make it easier to draw in lightly with a pencil beforehand.  After you have poked all your holes, connect the dots with your journal pen and c'est tout!

4. If you find that your alphas are too punchy... ink them darker or paint them!

5. Add dimension to your projects!  I made simple fan flowers (as seen in previous cork tutorial) and used as a base for my hot air balloon tag.  It adds a unique dimension to the card that an otherwise card would lack.

More dimension is seen here where I've simply rolled the edges of my papers.  This is also a fantastic tip for revealing the reverse side of gorgeous double sided patterns of paper.

6. If you feel your project is missing something - add another layer!  I love adding  tons of 'stuff' to my projects.

7. Be resourceful/thrifty.  I loved the worn look of these papers by My Mind's Eye.  So much so that I kept the headers on each paper!  I simply inked around the edges and it almost looks like a die cut shape!  I added some twine (cheap) to complete the rustic feel of the page. With your bling flourishes, don't be affraid to alter them.  Cut them in half so you have 2!  I TOTALLY hacked this bling - so that it would fit on my card primarily, but I also wanted to use it on each side.

I hope that some of these tips will prove useful to you when you're designing your next page or project!  Happy Scrapping! ~TARA~

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Magic

Crisp white mornings, a cozy fire, twinkling lights, the smell of pine and fresh baking.  Surrounded by family and friends, the holidays are a magical time of celebration.  We are so pleased to present our "Holiday Magic" kit featuring the Night Divine paper collection by IOD.  With rich, romantic colors, and floral elements, this collection transcends the holidays and can be used for themes such as, heritage, romance/wedding and Winter!   Please be sure and check back with us on the 26th for the full reveal - and order your kit before they are all gone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to our Beautiful Blog!

Hello Lovely Followers!

We hope you like our new blog "look" as much as we do!

Take a look at this amazing LO over at Pink Paislee using the Parisian Anthology papers.

You will find the entire Parisian Anthology paper collection, along with beautifully coordinated embellishments in our "Winter's Walk in Paris" kit.  Also included is the support of our design team. If you have any questions, need advice or have questions on that new tip or technique you've been meaning to try, they are your go-to girls!

These resist papers are so versatile and the possibilities are endless! They feel like cardstock so you can use them for any type of crafting project. So why not give our November kit a try?

Don't forget .....if you sign up for a 6 month subscription between now and December 31st you will receive a FREE Scrap That! embellishment add-on!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend Getaway

We have teamed up with Get Scrappin' to host an amazing weekend getaway in April of 2011.  

Your admission will include two nights accommodation, a welcome reception, meals, a free class, fantastic gift bag, on-site spa services and much, much more!

Check back soon for all the info ~ it's going to be amazing!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November "Winter's Walk in Paris" Kit

We have been seriously delinquent bloggers lately! But we are back! Some of you may have already stopped by our gallery to see the design team work using our November collection.

Embellishment Add-On Kit

Main Kit

"A Winter's Walk in Paris" Collection features the amazing Parisian Anthology papers from Pink Paislee.  These resist papers are so incredibly versatile and feel like cardstock so you can use them for any type of crafting project. Special ink resist designs on the front and a coordinating pattern on the back allow you the freedom to stretch your creativity! Coordinating papers from My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Portobello Road compliment perfectly.  This month’s technique item is ink!  Create your own specialized paper color by blending ink onto your page with the included ink sweeper and Cat’s Eye Inks. This kit includes some gorgeous Prima bling and blooms as well as beautiful alphas from American Crafts.

Here are just a few of the terrific creations from the Scrap That! Design Team:

"Beach Day" by Tara Orr

"I Turn to You" by Ivana Camdicz

"Pretty Darling" by Vicky Alberto

"We Three" by Lori Brown

"Girly Girl" by Karen Wilson

Be sure and stop by their blogs to see other projects and closeups!  

We have opened up 12 more subscriptions this month - so you'll never miss a kit again. Subscribe for 6 months and receive one FREE embellishment add-on kit! Email: