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Scrappy Chics Kits: May Project #1

This month's Scrappy Chics Kit included the Jillibean Soup Blossom and Webster's Trendsetter Collection along with American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Maya Road and Tim Holtz yummy goodness! Here are all the Design Team projects I made. I have four, I absolutely LOVED this kit!!!!!

 
{ The Design }
Featuring Jillibean Blossom Soup Collection
My adorable two! He is soooooo sweet with her!

 

 
{ My Inspiration }
The sketch I used is from Sassy Lil' Sketches, I am loving playing with these sketches lately! Since I was working with the kit and the Color Combos Galore Designer's Challenge was a siblings theme, the lovely spring colors of the Jillibean Soup products and Webster's green butterfly paper were the perfect mix for these photos. Because I usually do one photo designs, I was thrilled that the sketch, kit, colors and themed challenge worked together so nicely that I could finally add these photos to my album.

 
The Color Combo:
I used the colors from Color Combo Challenge #190 from Color Combos Galore. This week's theme was to focus on siblings or pets. Though in the end I there was a bit too much pink added to the mix. I try to use kits for these challenges, but when I do that, the colors are a bit off. I can't do that anymore.

 
The Sketch:
Variation #1: I started my design with the area for the scalloped borders on the bottom, I started here because I was also playing the Two Peas Products You Love - Die Cuts Challenge where we had to use die cuts in a new way. Playing around with the Jillibean Soup die cuts, I discovered that the border circles nested perfectly in the scalloped die cut circles. So I cut them in half and spanned the width of the floral border strip. Once I had that down, then I could measure out the size of my photos and other papers. For the large border across the photos, I hand cut the butterflies from the Jillibean patterned paper, then added a pop dot to the first butterfly for dimension.
Variation #2: In the original sketch, the wider patterned paper was sketched behind the photos. I placed it in the background, behind the cardstock. Also notice I did not extend the cardstock above the photos too much for the title. After trying that, I decided to cut the cardstock down instead, leaving a little margin on top and set my title above. I originally left the title alone as "moments", but just when I was about the call the page "done", I added the little K&Co tile letters from my stash.
Variation #3: I added the Jillibean Soup journaling die cut in place of the journaling strips for the ten reasons why I love seeing my son and daughter together like this.
Variation #4: I finished my design doodling a border around the page to ground the whole design and added an embellished corner using the Jillibean Soup cardstock stickers.

Project Supplies:
{ Moments } layout:
From: Scrappy Chics Kits, May 2011 kit
  • Trendsetter paper - Style 105 (Webster's Pages)
  • Blossom Soup paper - Fresh Cilantro (Jillibean Soup)
  • Blossom Soup Cardstock Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
  • Blossom Soup Die Cuts (Jillibean Soup)
  • Rainboots Thickers - Daisy (American Crafts)
From my stash:
  • Cardstock: White (American Crafts); Chowder (Bazzill)
  • Letters: Embossed stickers (Studio K)
  • Border punches: (Martha Stewart)
  • Other: brown, black pen (Sakura); pop dots (American Crafts); linen thread

Links on this post:
{ Scrappy Chics Kits: May Kit }
{ Color Combos Galore: Challenge #190 }
{ Sassy Lil Sketches: Challenge 4/21}
{ Two Peas Products You Love Every Which Way: April - Diecuts }
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Scrappy Chics Kits: May Project #2

{ The Design }

Featuring Webster's Trendsetter Collection
My niece, the Fashion Institute of Technology graduate. So glamorous!


{ My Inspiration }
Jen Gallacher's Stretch Your Sketch Classes at Two Peas. A free class each month and it's a GREAT challenge!!! See the bottom of the post for the link. LOVE the idea of stretching the sketch! I never take a sketch literally, only because I feel strongly that in order to stretch your creativity when working with a sketch you should definitely not copy the sketch EXACTLY as it is shown. Find ways to adapt it, to interpret it differently while sticking to the sketch. I feel like I am challenging myself even further when I try to think of ways to creatively take an element of the sketch and vary it. LOL, even more of a challenge for me when I am working exclusively with a kit. Not so easy. But I love to challenge myself!

The Sketch:
Variation #1: The title. Instead of one HUGE title, I used the Fashionista pattern paper that had a lot of text on it and thought of a long word for the title.
Variation #2: The border strip. Cut out the bracket design from the District 45 paper for the long border, layered another strip from the Leaders paper and cut out a a stamped border.
Variation #3: The circles. Lots of them. I am not a fan of circles on my pages. So I used doilies and flowers cut out from the Leaders paper. Brushed the doilies with the fluid chalk and glitter glued both the photo and flowers. LOVE how it turned out, might become a fan of circles now, hee-hee.
Variation #4: To finish the layout, I added more strips of papers and filled the space with a lot of hand cut elements! I love the little "hat" I gave to the girl piece. Cute!

Project Supplies:
{ NYC Fashionista } layout:
From: Scrappy Chics Kits, May 2011 kit
  • Trendsetter paper - Style 105 (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - Accessorize (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - Handsome Vintage (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - Leaders (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - Fashionista (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - District 45 (Webster's Pages)
  • Blossom Soup Cardstock Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
From my stash:
Cardstock: Vanilla (Bazzill)
Letters: "nyc" (Studio K); "fashionista" (Bo Bunny)
Punches: border (Martha Stewart, Fiskars); 1/2" circle (EK Success)
Stamps: Classic Borders (Recollections)
Inks: "Orchid Pastel" Fluid Chalk on letters, "Olive Pastel" Fluid Chalk on border stamp and doilies (ColorBox)
Other: glitter glue (Studio G); doilies

Links on this post:
{ Scrappy Chics Kits: May Kit }
{ Scrappy Chics Kits: April Kit }
{ Two Peas Stretch Your Sketch: April 2011 }
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Scrappy Chics Kits: May Project #3

Wow, three challenges rolled into one. Haven't done that in ages! I found that the Embellish Magazine color scheme was perfect for the kit, so I concentrated on those colors for the card and The Shabby Tea Room's challenge was so perfect for me because I LOVEEEEEE butterflies, so that was fun to play along with too! I remember years ago when I used to combine many more challenges than just three. Those were the days!

{ The Design }

Featuring Jillibean Blossom Soup Collection


{ My Inspiration }

The Sketch:
Variation #1: Round or Square? I chose square! I definitely wanted to use white as my base, but it was so plain, so I embossed it with a Fiskars template. Instead of a spray of flowers like in the sketch I punched out tiny butterflies from the Jillibean Fresh Cilantro paper and cut out the large butterfly out of one of the Jillibean circle die cuts to fit the Shabby Tea Room butterfly challenge.
Variation #2: Used the Jillibean Soup phrase die cut as my sentiment and moved it over from the center to the left side of the die cut circle, also from the Jillibean Soup die cut sheet given in the kit. I added a pop dot for dimension.
Variation #3: I received the Webster's Pages Trendsetter trim what to do, what to do....that's right! Where the sketch called for a scalloped border along the right side of the card, I tucked in the ribbon! The adhesive was pretty tricky, I used Martha Stewart's All Purpose Gel Adhesive which held up pretty darn well!
Variation #4: There are the three tiny circles on the lower left of the card. I placed my three little stickers that say I 'heart' you. Cute!

Project Supplies:
{ Friendship } card:
From: Scrappy Chics Kits, May 2011 kit
  • Blossom Soup paper - Fresh Cilantro (Jillibean Soup)
  • Blossom Soup Cardstock Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
  • Blossom Soup Die Cuts (Jillibean Soup)
  • Trendsetter Trim (Webster's Pages)
From my stash:
Cardstock: White (American Crafts); Kraft (Bazzill)
Punches: butterfly (Marvy Uchida)
Other: embossing template (Fiskars); pop dots (American Crafts); linen thread

Links on this post:
{ Scrappy Chics Kits: May Kit }
{ Embellish Magazine Color Trends: Square Cards }
{ Mojo Monday: Challenge #188 }
{ The Shabby Tea Room: Challenge #59 }
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Tuesday

Scrappy Chics Kits: May Project #4

My next project was inspired by this great challenge site I found, CASE Study, real fun!!! You are given an inspiration card and then you CASE it. CASE means Copy And Steal Everything! This week's card is by their April Muse, Silke Ledlow.

{ The Design }

{ My Inspiration }

I do not have many cardmaking supplies, like an embossing template she used to as the border around her card. So working with this month's Scrappy Chics kit, I lifted her floral border by substituting it with the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose transparency frame. The idea popped into my head and I thought it was quite fun to try it. I assembled the Webster's Trendetter papers, punched border strip, and base for the chipboard frame which I traced and cut from the Maya Road Chipboard Frames given in the April kit. Then layered the transparency frame on top. For the original framed quote with pearls, I used the insert of the Maya Road chipboard frame added the Jillibean Soup letters and stuck in Queen & CO black pearl dots. I did not CASE the flower and ribbon. It was a fun challenge, hopefully I can come back and play again!

Doesn't the kit look divine? LOVED IT!!! I still want to do more with this kit, the Trendsetter and Blossom Soup Collections were so much fun to work with. Go check out this month's kit details at Scrappy Chics Kits!

{ Call Me } card:
From: Scrappy Chics Kits, May 2011 kit
  • Trendsetter paper - Handsome Vintage (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - District 45 (Webster's Pages)
  • Trendsetter paper - Accessorize (Webster's Pages)
  • Stella & Rose Gertie "Little One" Transparent Frame (My Mind's Eye)
  • Blossom Soup Cardstock Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
From: Scrappy Chics Kits, Aprill 2011 kit
  • Chipboard Frames (Maya Road)
From my stash:
Cardstock: Kraft (Bazzill)
Punches: border (Martha Stewart)
Other: "Nightfall" pearl dots (Queen&Co)

Links on this post:
{ Scrappy Chics Kits: May Kit }
{ CASE Study: Challenge #37 }
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