Saturday, February 18, 2017

Some Winter Cheer

Hello!
We have some lovely cards to share with you created by our Creative Team member Lorraine.
Who wouldn't be cheered receiving one of these beautiful cards. The Scrap Shotz December kit provides all the supplies needed to create these cards with the exception of the ribbon which came from Lorraine's stash. The kit is sold out but if you are interested in Scrap Shotz kits, click here to see the latest kit available for purchase.


This is a lovely any occasion card, that centre panel is a sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet included in the kit. The black card stock creates a striking frame for the patterned paper panel.

Lorraine's bows are a signature touch on her cards and this white bow is gorgeous. This card features a narrow mat under the patterned paper panel as opposed to the larger mat on the previous card.


This card features a die cut panel holding the sticker sentiment which has been raised with pop dots. The chipboard snowflake has been painted with the Ranger Silver Metallic Paint Dabber and then placed over the centre of the ribbon bow.


Lastly, we have this stunning card which demonstrates how easy it is to mix and match the patterned papers in this kit. The sentiment quote, image and banner are all stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet that was included in this kit.

Come back in the next few days to get a look at Lorraine's scrapbook layouts created with this kit.

Thanks for stopping in😊


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tim Holtz Oxide Inks are in the Store!

You can order your very own set of the brand new Tim Holtz Oxide Inks right here, you can also purchase individual colours if you want to just give a few a try right here.



Here is the one and only Tim Holtz explaining his new Oxide Inks product right here.

Jennifer McGuire also has a great video introducing Oxide Inks Jennifer McGuire Oxide Inks.

You can order the full set here or order individual colours if you'd like right here, just scroll until you reach the inks ;)).

Monday, February 13, 2017

Check Out New Products at Scrap Shotz

Have you been in the store lately?
These brand spanking new Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamps are now available:





There are also new Thickers, Prima Art Alchemy paint, 2 new Kaisercraft lines, Tim Holtz stencils, Paper House flip albums, Mama Elephant stamps and more! There are also a few kits available for single purchase so check out the store!
If you want to get your hands on any of the newest products unveiled at Creativation 2017 contact Sandy to place your special order.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Scrap Shotz "Sweet Dreams" January Kit Projects

Welcome back for another round of January kit projects from the talented Virginia.

Virginia knocked it out of the park with this lovely card:

The beautiful doily was stamped and heat embossed with the stamp included in the kit. A scatter of sequins add the perfect amount of shine to this card.

Virginia made great use of the kit stickers and die cuts on this layout. Love how she journaled with the stickers.

There are so many fabulous quote die cuts in this kit and this layout shows off a number of them.

The blues and greens in this kit are such a lovely colour palette and work so well together as you can see on this project.

This stunning layout brings to a close the Scrap Shotz January kit projects. The fussy cutting was worth the effort as the cascade of flowers highlights this sweet photo beautifully. 

Well done Virginia! Thanks for stopping by to be inspired by these projects and it's not too late to get ahold of a January kit, just click here to make a single kit purchase 😁


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Part 2 Scrap Shotz January Sweet Dreams Kit Reveal

Hello again!

It's Rosie with my remaining projects created with the stunning Scrap Shotz January Kit, Sweet Dreams. There appear to be a few single kits remaining so hurry over and nab one for yourself if you're not a subscriber, just click here.

Let's start this off with a card:

I purchased the mandala stencil add on, applied embossing paste, covered the paste with Emerald Creek Fractured Ice embossing powder and then heat set. I popped up this kit die cut and sentiment with pop dots and a quick, simple yet stunning card was complete. I think this works really well as a masculine card. The birthday sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set by Altenew which is not currently in stock but you can order it directly from Sandy.

Our team sketch inspiration came from Scrapbook & Cards Today:
and here is my interpretation:
I really liked this sketch and kept my interpretation fairly close to the original.
I layered the die cuts and popped up a few of them along with one of the kit stickers. The "enamel" dots are created with Nuvo glitter and crystal drops.

This month's 2 page layout is a Project Life spread documenting January of course ;). The 3x4 "Best Ever" card was stamped with the kit stamp and ink and then coloured in with the add on Kaiser Mists Turquoise mist. The chipboard letters are also sprayed with the mist and have a lovely silvery shimmer undertone that the camera doesn't pick up.
Here's a closer look at the left hand side page followed by the right hand side.

Now for my final kit project:

The white circles are the solid & exterior pieces from the cut file I created for below:

I pieced a patterned paper background over brown card stock with off cuts and the mandala paper. The photo mat is a piece of white card stock layered under my Cameo cut file and misted for this layout. The window frame die cut is backed with vellum, journal block edges inked with the kit Bark ink and embellished with pearls and bling from my stash.

I hope you've enjoyed a look at these projects, I certainly enjoyed creating them and I am so looking forward to working with the February kit featuring the fabulous "Oh My Heart" line by Paige Evans:


Click here to get one for yourself if you are not already a kit subscriber! 


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrap Shotz January 2017 Kit Reveal-Sweet Dreams Part 1

Hello!
Rosie here to share with you my projects using the January kit featuring the stunning Ubud Dreams line by Kaisercraft.

I also purchased the stencil add on and the Kaiser mist add on, both are sold out but there are a few kits available as a single kit purchase, just click here.

Let's take a look at some layouts shall we?

The Bright Side

I am challenging myself to use my electronic cutting machine more so I created the circle mat and backed the openings with patterned paper.
I flicked mist on the card stock prior to adhering the patterned paper. Photos were printed on my zero ink printer and matted on the Denim card stock.
The Kaisercraft sparklers add the perfect amount of bling along with the sticker quote and 'today' die cut which are included in the kit.

London

I put my Cameo to use again on this layout re-sizing a Silhouette 12x12 background file. I've left some of the negative pieces in place, misted with the Kaiser Mists and attached with pop dots. Paper squares are layered over each other under opposite corners of the photo.


The chipboard alphas are painted with gesso and then edged with the Kaiser iridescent spray ink.

Your Own Paradise

I fussy cut this door patterned paper and folded back the "doors" as a frame for the photo. I've layered die cuts and curled up the edges of some to add interest.

Handmade paper tassels hang from twine, the silver glitter tape is also from Kaisercraft. 

The die cut flag provides the perfect place for journaling.



Remember

Paper scraps from the previous layouts provide the perfect base for the photo and sticker quotes.
Once the paper scraps were adhered white mist was sprayed. The journaling spots and photo mat are edged with navy ink.
A scattering of punched hearts lead the eye from the photo to the sticker quotes and another journal spot.

I hope you've enjoyed perusing these projects. This is just the beginning of the DT reveal, I'll have a couple more projects to share with you soon so keep checking back!

Thanks for stopping in!



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scrap Shotz December 2016 Kit

Hello!

It's the first post of the New Year here at Scrap Shotz, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for a very Happy New Year from all of us here at Scrap Shotz :)

Rosie here, to share with you my projects from the December 2016 kit featuring the lovely "Wintery" by Authentique line.
Let's start it off with my project showcasing the Ranger Silver Metallic Paint Dabber included in the kit:

Wishing you Winter Cheer

I decided I wanted to create a card background with a bokeh effect so I began with white card stock and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans blending each colour into each other until I was happy with the intensity of each colour. I then used my mini distress ink tool to apply large circles of metallic paint and dried with my heat tool. Once dry, I created the small circles directly on the paper with the Silver Metallic Paint Dabber. I stamped the sentiment with  the Penny Black "Yuletide Wishes" stamp set in Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallic Steel pigment and heat embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I grounded the sentiment block with a piece of Best Creations Glitter Card Stock, I love this card stock, lots of glitter with none of the mess, I try to keep a healthy supply on hand during the Christmas season. A few kit glitter dots finish off my first Christmas card for 2017 ;)).

Simply Winter A Moment Frozen in Time

This project fits this paper line to a 't', with a photo of two of my kids sledding. I layered off cuts of three different patterned papers under my matted photo. The title is created with one of the kit Tim Holtz Idea-ology flashcards and kit stickers. The twine around the flag stickers is from my stash and I  painted some of the kit snowflakes with the kit silver metallic paint.

I also used my Wink of Stella glitter marker to add some dots of watermark like glitter to the page and hand drew a border with a black marker as well.

We love sketches here at SSZ and the Creative Scrapbook Magazine January 2017 sketch is our team inspiration, here is the sketch:

Enjoy December

I love the angles in the sketch, especially the angled title. I created a focal point photo by closely cropping 5 photos and lining them up together to look like one photo. The cropping was a great way to deal with the heads and unknown faces of other kids in my son and daughter's Christmas concert.
The cluster of snowflakes are painted with the kit metallic paint and Candied Apple Distress paint. A kit flashcard, alphas and die cuts combine with the snowflakes to echo the sketch angled titled. The painted snowflakes are also accented with the kit silver and red glitter dots. You'll see a lot of pops of red in my projects this month, I was in love with the grey and red colour combination :).

Get Cozy Baby, It's Warm Inside and It's Your Birthday

This sweater patterned paper feels like a big, warm hug doesn't it? The 3x4 cards were my inspiration for the title of this layout, kit alphas finish off the title. The patterns of this kit work together so easily and there is that colour combination of red and grey again :).


This next layout utilizes one of the kit add-ons, the 'wooden Christmas icons':

One?
The add-ons are the house and the present painted in Distress Paint Candied Apple Red and Silver Metallic Paint Dabber respectively. The metal 'wish' token, snowflakes, flashcard and papers are from the main kit. I added some SU red ribbon and glitter card stock, the edges of the patterned papers inked with TH Black Soot Distress Ink and the mini ink tool.



I like to challenge myself to create a project or two which are opposite the theme of kit. This first layout was inspired by the kit sticker in the centre:

Hats Boots and Mittens not Required


I have to be honest, I am not terribly pleased with the end result, feels like it's still missing something know what I mean?? I will happily take your suggestions on the finishing touches that are missing ;), so please comment! The colour palette of these papers are quite neutral so they work really well with these photos of our Hawaiian vacation 2 years ago.

This next layout showcases more photos from the same Hawaiian vacation as above:

Love This Wintertime Memory

The blue-grey colour of the photos works really well with the blue-grey of this paper in the kit. I put my circle punch to good use cropping the photos to highlight the dolphins which are the subject of my photos. The kit flashcards along with a kit sticker and alpha stickers from my stash combine to work perfectly creating the title for this project.
I punched the mini hearts with a punch from my stash.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

This red glitter card stock provides the perfect base for the silver metallic snowflakes. A Penny Black 'Yuletide Wishes' embossed sentiment makes this a lovely Christmas card for the coming year.

One of the kit paper's is a sheet full of 3x4 pieces like this card front. I've inked the edges of the papers and misted with a shimmer spray which is impossible to capture here. Some red glitter dots finish the card off.

My last project for this kit reveal is this card:


I inked the edges of the papers and the sticker sentiment to make them stand out. All the patterns in this kit work so well together as you can see in this card and in all the projects!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and have a look at these projects!

Happy New Year!

Rosie