Thursday, June 25, 2009

These colors are perfect....

The June Scrap kit contains papers that are PERFECT for black and white photos. I mean...look at the colors...the patterns...those flowers....gotta love this Chatterbox!!!!

and now here is the layout that I created using a black and white photo of my daughter in her dance recital costume. I decided to use a butterfly chipboard tag from the Addict kit; applied some letter rubons to it to spell out my title...I added some paint to the yellow cardstock and then put my quote rubon over that so it really pops off the page... I decided to create a flower chain using the Prima Devine stems and flowers together.

I am so loving these colors together....hope you'll drop by the gallery to see the other creations the design team has made with the kits and share your projects with us!

Happy crafting,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's day everyone!!!
Beautiful day to remember why we love our Fathers,
our husbands, our son's, our brothers,
and any important male in your family.
It is also a good day to put behind,
what you were so upset about and give them a call.

I have several things to share, my first being a layout that celebrates a Father's and son's relationship, called father's hand. I think some of you may have seen it in our gallery, using our June kit, but I wanted to share it in celebration of this wonderful day!

The 2nd is a fun layout from this past year when we visited my inlaws in Florida and went to the Lion Safari.
I am more than a bit scared of birds,
so take the photo for what it is worth.

I have just loved this kit this month, super beautiful colors and fun summery colors.

I recently had someone send me some of her designs that she created with our May kit and thought you might enjoy a quick refresher of how fun that May kit could be for some of these family gatherings. They are so much fun! I love what Annie did with all of the fun May products! Pull out your stash girls and get going! 4th of July is right around the corner! The designer's name is Annie Brown and here are her creations:

Everyday Card

Worn Out

Have a happy day, my friends!
And if your weather is anything like mine, a warm one at that!
Beth Root

Monday, June 15, 2009

Gotta love Glimmer Mist!

This month's Therapy kit includes a bottle of Glimmer Mist in Midnight Blue and a package of Glimmer Screens. Glimmer Mist is a bottle of colored liquid that mists when sprayed and leaves a shimmer on surfaces when it dries. The screens are essentially masks, that will leave the negative of an image.
So how do you use them?
Well, get ready to get artsy and have some fun!!

Start off by covering your work surface, since the mist will land beyond your page. (It's easy to clean up, though, since it's water soluble.)
Choose which screen you want and decide where you want to place your image.
I used a repositionable adhesive to secure my screen to the page.
Then you spray! How close you spray toward the paper determines how large the droplets are. Spraying close to your paper gives you large drops that add a spattered effect to the color.
Once sprayed, set the page aside to dry. It dries rather quickly, but I've been known to dab mine with a paper towel or give a quick blast with my heat gun. (Just be sure to take the screens off first - you don't want to warp them!)

Once dry, you can design and embellish your page as desired!
Here's a page I made with this month's kit:

Sandi created this beautiful card using her lace tablecloth as a screen:

These are just the tip of the iceberg. Have fun with it and be sure to post your Glimmer Mist projects in the gallery.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June Kit

This month's kit is just so much fun! The yellow, browns and turquoise mix is awesome and for me it just spelled girly pages but I found plenty in the kit to create a "guy" page too! Totally in love with the combo of colors with these Chatterbox papers and the new prima flowers are just too yummy. The little tags in the kit were just perfect to work into my title. These are my little grandson's with their Dad after a day at golf camp. I love these IAAS kits - they always have so many cool embellisments and it makes the pages and the cards just seem to fall together. Hope you enjoy your kit as much as I have - thanks, Debbie

Monday, June 8, 2009

Meet IAAS's June Guest Therapist Mary Patterson-Ezzell !

What do you get when you take Chatterbox, Prima Butterflies & Flowers, Chipboard shapes, Thickers, ribbon felt, and pretty turquoise, yellow, green and white?

A beautiful kit from I Am A Scrapaholic!

Add Mary Patterson-Ezzell into the picture and you get lots of pretty eye candy to brighten up your day! May has created some beautiful layouts for us this month. I love Mary's straight to the point layouts. Mary has a style that highlights her photos, by creating a striking background pallette. One that presents bright designs, that please the eye.

I have really enjoyed looking at her work this month, so it is time for me to share her work with you!!

Enjoy and get out that kit and scrap!

Sweet Memories

Laugh Out Loud

Girls of Summer

Friday, June 5, 2009


I don't know about you but everywhere I look these days
everything is yellow! This year the color is in fashion
and is practically everywhere you look!
I for one am glad because it is my all time favorite color!!!
It's a fun, bright, and cheery color and goes really well with
a variety of color palette too!

So you can imagine when I opened up my kit for this month
{which by the way is swingin'!} with all that
that I had to start diggin' in straight away!

The colors the Lynn chose to use against the yellow is amazing!
It reminds me of a yellow daisy blowing in the wind, all fresh and beautiful!
I had to create a layout about my daughter Alyssa and how much she's growing.
But in truth, this layout is really about myself.
As she grows, I realize I to must grow and allow her the freedom to fly.
I was inspired by the whimsical elements of the kit and wanted
to incorporate them into this layout.

So when you open up your kit this month and see the yummy colors,
I hope that it inspires you like it did for me!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 2009 Kits

Layout by Mimi Leinbach

This kit is Fabulous! It's got shabby chic and glitter together -and I love the way they work together. We are featuring 8 sheets from Chatterbox's Fabulous line. Six sheets are double sided and there are two specialty sheets. This line is great for a variety of layouts and cards. The colors are great for Father's Day cards or layouts. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with this paper when it arrived and I've had to wait almost 2 months to reveal it. Also in the Scrap Kit are more Thickers from American Crafts. Okay, I admit I am becoming an American Crafts Thickers junkie. I love the variety of fonts and textures. And there is a ton of Prima Marketing Inc. goodies as well.
I have to say that this month's Addict Kit is one of my favorites. Love love love the coordinating embellishments from Chatterbox. I have a soft spot for felt items. And the tags are double-sided. But even greater than that is the sheet from Crafty Secrets. Okay, I admit I picked this just for the ruler at the bottom of the sheet - here look at the sheet. But I am so happy with the others. And they work with so many different papers and what you don't use this month will work great with future kits. (wink, wink) Also, the metallic Dew Drops are just too cool. I've always loved Dew Drops, they are so easy to use so many different ways. Okay, now let me give a big Thank You to Beth Root for pointing me in the direction of my favorite item. The Slide Mailers!!! When she first told me about them I thought interesting. I looked at them online. But man alive they are wicked cute! I cannot wait to alter one for DH for Father's Day. The double is the perfect size for his desk at work. These are a cute, simple, fast project to alter. And they don't use up that much product. If you want just the Slide Mailers let either me or Beth know and we'll hook you up.
And the Therapy Kit has an item I have been waiting almost a year for. The 7Gypsies Word Paperclips. Oh, think of all the possibilities!!! There are 27 different words, easy to use on any theme. Tattered Angels Glitter Mist is always a cool thing as far as I'm concerned. I want every color...but that's another story. The screens are gorgeous. And there's even a bling from Basic Grey!
Okay, I've probably gushed way too much. But there were just too many exciting things in the kits this month. I expect to have the Little Pill kits up within the next day or so.