Thursday, January 31, 2013

{Layout} Authentique's "Renew" collection

Authentique's "Renew" collection was the inspiration for this 12x12 layout complete with bling, ribbons, die cuts, and lots more! I grabbed a pack of Authentique's complete collection along with a sheet of the Titles & Phrases to complete this look:
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I love the sayings that re part of the 12x12 sticker sheet included in the collection:FebLayout (6)
I added tiny bling at each corner (above) and for the butterfly's body (below).
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Layered circle die cuts make great embellishments (above).
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Pleated ribbon layered between circle accents helps draw the eye across the page.
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I used Distress Inked die cut mats, stickled scolling border (top), and a stickled flower (center).
There are several papers in this collection that are subtle and sophisticated-perfect for any type of photos you need to get scrapped. All of these pieces are available at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.

Friday, January 25, 2013

{Valentine's Cards and More} Now & Then Collection

 Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's time to get ready! Why not really "Wow" your family and friends with this 3-D card/mini? You can create this card with the Sizzix Album, Accordion Flip 3-D die designed by Karen Burniston for Sizzix.
CardsNowandThen3The double sided papers in the Now & Then Collecton from Teresa Collins is the perfect combination to mix with the die to create Valentine's with a masculine feel.
I used my scallop and heart shaped punches to add the Valentine touch along with the alpha stickers also available from the Now and Then collection. I tied a little netting into a bow and another bit into a knot to bring out an accent color. CardsNowandThen2
I also created this 6x6 card using the Now & Then Collection, Prima leaf, Maya Road wooden butterfly (colored with Smooch), hand dyed ribbon, Bo Bunny glazed brad, die cut flowers from the Now & Then collection, and adhesive word stickers. CardsNowandThen4CardsNowandThen5
Finally, I would like to share a 5x5 card created with the Now & Then clock paper (love it!), Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, die cut pieces, adhesive words and Enamel Dots ALL from the Now & Then Collection designed by Teresa Collins.CardsNowandThen7

Friday, January 18, 2013

{Layout} Now & Then

 We celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister-in-laws house in Wheaton, IL and enjoyed every moment! She had a newly remodeled kitchen so cooking for a group was NO problem:
 I love the word stickers that accompany the Now and Then Collection from Teresa Collins. You may want to grab the Collection Pack of papers-I noticed that this collection has a lot more color than what I am used to seeing from Teresa Collins.
 Prima pearl and crystal embellishments "Say it in Crystals" was the perfect flourished embellishment to add to this 12x12 layout.
 I loved the pack of die cut flowers (inked here) with a Enamel Dot center (also from the Now & Then Collection).
 Use the WeRMemoryKeepers 6" punch to create layers of decorative corners for your layouts.
 "So thankful" describes how lucky I feel to be a part of my husband's family! (And part of The Scrapbooking Studio family too-which is where you can find ALL of these wonderful products!).

Friday, January 11, 2013

{Mini-Album} with the Now and Then Collection

In June, my husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary at Country View Estates B&B Stillwater & Hudson, Wisconsin. They have beautiful gardens, several rescued pets, and a wonderfully lush huge home. I felt that the Now and Then collection from Teresa Collins was the perfect match for my pictures. 
Shelly here with a Mini-Album I would love to share with you: I started the mini-album by being inspired by several large tags from The Scrapbooking Studio and added die cut paper, stickers, word stickers, enamel dots, had dyed silk ribbons, a wire binding (Bind-it-All), and die cut pieces from the Now and Then Collection by Teresa Collins.
Along with several die cut images, a Maya Road bingo marker to help commemorate the anniversary year and Distressed Inked edges I added some of the die cut flowers from this collection.
We took a little side trip to the Leinie Brewery:
A glassine envelope is the perfect see through pocket for additional photos:
Thanks for taking a look at this week's project! Remember-you can get your hands on ALL of these fun scrapbooking goods at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL

Saturday, January 5, 2013

{New} January Sweet Tooth Card & Mini Kits

Happy Valentine's Day! It's time to start creating your handmade Valentine's and Sweet Tooth would love to make the job a little bit quicker and A WHOLE LOT easier!! We're offering a five card kit to help you with your Valentine's this year. Authentique's  line of Valentine papers were used to in this collection along with lots of frilly ribbon, bows, glittery hearts and more! Each kit includes photo instructions, envelopes, and pre-stamped and die cut pieces. $11/five card kit. Item #201301-165

The second card offering this month is something TOTALLY NEW for Sweet Tooth: floral photos were the inspiration for this seven card ALL Occasion collection. Photos were taken by friend and co-worker Jennifer McDonald. Jennifer's nature photos have been featured in several calendars celebrating the beauty of Hickory Hill Park, Iowa City, IA. She's allowed me to use several photos of flowers taken throughout the U.S.:
I've added my style and some Soup Labels from Jillibean Soup 
The bling, ribbon and techniques make these cards as unique as the flowers themselves!
Each kit includes color photo instructions, envelopes and all die cut, painted and pre-cut pieces. $15/seven card collection. Item #201301-167

Outdoor Adventure Mini-Album is a third offering this month at Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking. Get all of those summer camp photos, camping trip expeditions, and ghost stories recorded now! It couldn't be any easier to create with this twelve page 4x6" mini featuring Bo-Bunny's papers, glassine envelopes, Thicker chipboard alpha stickers, buttons, twine, and tons more!

Each of these mini-album kits is being offered for $19/kit. Item #201301-169.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

{Card} Pop'N Cuts designed with Teresa Collins papers

Teresa Collins' Now & Then line of papers and embellishments was the inspiration for this week's card project. I LOVED her giant die cut flowers from the Now & Then line because they are printed on heavy card stock paper and the matching Enamel Dots work great for flower centers.
I also used the Sizzix Pop'N Cuts dies to create this dimensional card. They were so much FUN! You have to try one of these dimensional dies today---The flowers really POP-right out at you. When I coupled the Pop'N Cuts dies (base,  and also Flower, 3-D (Pop-Up)) with the "Hello" set the card almost makes itself. Check out the dimension below:
The Teresa Collins' Now & Then papers are nice and heavy and work great with the dies. Here's a picture of the card's inside:
StudioSTJan2013PopNCuts7I used a Spica glitter pen to outline the word "Hello" a bit on the yellow card stock. You can pick up all of these great card making items at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL 1623 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265