Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Out of the Box and Off the Page

Making Pins with your Scrapbooking tools and supplies

This month our project was inspired by design team member Sandi Peiffer. In the past she has created jewelry with her scrapbooking items and this month seemed like the perfect time to encourage everyone to give it a try.
As you can see the design team has come up with several different pins using the May kits. The pin back can be adhered directly to an object such as a tag or a flower using Zip Dry or another liquid adhesive. I happen to love Zip Dry and use it often so that is why I mention it.
The Therapy Kit includes 5 chipboard shapes to use as the backing to your pendants, however they are not necessary.
Lynda Lindey and Debbie Fitzgerald have provided instructions for their pins.

Lynda Lindey:

Debbie Fitzgerald's Pin and intructions:

1. Begin by creating a ruffle with the butterfly twill. You can do this by using a running stitch through the length of twill. Tie off and stitch the ends together. Arrange ruffles the way you want them.

2. Adhere scalloped sheer on top of ruffled twill.

3. Layer Primas on top of sheer.

4. Add metal tag as embellishment.

5. Glue the pin closure on the back side.

Beth Root:

Debbie Standard:

Friday, May 22, 2009

It's graduation time!

I don't always know a graduate, so it was exciting this year to need a "Congratulations" card!

I wanted to show you a little something you can do with the embossed cardstock and the Maya Road journaling tags. I also used some cardboard and flowers from the Little Pill 2 kit. Just made a simple card, using the cardboard on the edge and leaving the front part of the card short so it shows the cardboard. I hope you can see that in the pics! I used StazOn ink for the sentiment. I also used some of the Bazzill Just the Edges and a Jenni Bowlin rhinestone button!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Sunday to everyone! This kit has been so much fun - you have to have seen all the awesome work everyone has done with it! For some reason I'm drawn to making cards with some of it. There were so many little extra goodies that were perfect for making them. Here I've made a card and used one of the chipboard buttons that were in my kit. For this one I just added a circular rub-on and then threaded my ribbon through it! The Bazzill borders make an easy accent and the label was great for putting my title on.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just on the edge!

As you can see in this month's fabulous kit,
there were some red thingys in there!
They are Bazzill Just the Edge Strips and man are they fun!
I love the color, shapes, and fun you can have with these strips!

What I created with this strips this month was accents.
These strips can be used for about anything and have
anything done to them or with them as well!
They make a project pop!

With this layout I used them as accents to tie the page in.
I even cut one apart and used it as a main focus for the
number 13.
I mixed and matched them on my page as well to create texture.

I love how they are pre-cut so there isn't any fuss with them either!
They come in every color imaginable too!
I cannot wait to see what you do with your Bazzill strips in this month's kit!

Happy playing!

Monday, May 11, 2009

More May kit goodness

This kit just screams SUMMERTIME to me. Part of summer is patriotic holidays! Memorial Day and Independence Day. I find that if I decorate before Memorial Day, then it's done and I can leave it up until the middle of July! LOL Since one of the patterned papers is stars, I decided to make a decor item for the summer. I found a free vintage postcard image online and printed it out, used a piece of the corregated cardboard from the Little Pill #2 kit and made a wallhanging! All the trims and flower are also from Little Pill #2... can I tell you how much I LOVE Little Pill #2??!?!!! You should RUN, not walk, to order it if you don't have it!!! The flourishes are Bazzill "Just the Edges" borders from the kit.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

May Kit Goodies

Made some cards to show off some of the goodies there are in the May kit as well as the papers. The flowers are yummy and it has the adorable tags, ribbon and letters. It makes it so easy to create. These cards just seemed to make themselves.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Just the edges...

The May Scrap kit contains a package of Bazzill just the edges in this delish red color called kisses...

For my layout, I decided to use the entire piece of the Jenni Bowlin Farmers Wife Collection Flour Sack paper as my base....it was perfect for these pictures of my daughter all dressed up at the museum. I added some of the included red bazzill cardstock. I decided to cut apart one of the Just The Edges pieces and spread it out across my layout... so you can see it on both sides of my photographs and the remaining two pieces were used on either side of my title square.

These just the edges pieces are awesome for accents on a page and because of their size; they can be used in so many different ways!
The Scrap Kit is stuffed full of goodness this month....be sure to check it out...
Happy scrappin! Lynda

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Perfect Embellishment...

Yep, I have found it! The perfect embellishment! The Jenni Bowlin Chipboard buttons that come in this kit are way to darn cute, they go with everything and make it easy to embellish.

I just love the little touch they add to every project! The kit this month is a fabulous one as usual but you will be able to use these buttons well after everything is gone so snatch this one quick!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Substitution Notice

Due to a product availability issue I have to substitute the Black Rainboot Thickers with Black Typo Thickers. Please note that I still have some of the Black Rainboot Thickers on back order and expect them in around the end of the month. If you are interested in this item and receive the kits you can purchase them at 25% off retail. Please e-mail me to reserve a set. lynn@iamascrapaholic.com

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just one more!

I'm still enjoying all the goodies and paper in this April kit! One more little card to share with you. In my kit I had a piece of Bazzill embossed cardstock. I chalked the embossing lightly and then used it on my card. I added one of the diecut pieces for my title - some the ribbon and flowers and here it is!

May 2009 Kit

With Mother's Day and Memorial Day this month, this kit couldn't be more perfect. I did not start out to create a red, white, and blue kit. It's just how it came together.
This month there are 3 Little Pill Kits and 3 additional Paper Packs to go along with the monthly kits. The quantities are very limited and they are selling very fast, so I encourage you not to hesitate if you see something want.
I would like to note that the patterned paper this month is a lightweight paper. It's wonderful paper and easy to design with, however it is not as forgiving as a heavier weight paper. This is one time I personally will think a little longer before applying adhesive. Of course it will not stop me from using it! If you use liquid adhesive I recommend using it lightly or not at all. For example, I would normally use Zipdry lightly to adhere the Bazzill Just the Edges pieces to my layouts. But with lightweight paper I have learned that a glue stick or even staples are better.
Now aren't the Milk Cap Chipboard Buttons the coolest! The minute I saw them I had to have them. Let me say they proved to be worth the wait. And I love, love, love the Rainboot Thickers!!! The font is great and the texture/finish just make it even better. I am interested to here what items you are most looking forward from this kit.
We look forward to seeing your work in the gallery.