Friday, January 31, 2014

February Sneak Peek #6

Today is the final day of February's Sneak Peek week, and we've got a couple of adorable project photos from Carta Bella Designer, . This sweet project features Carta Bella's "Homemade With Love" that will be featured in our February Doubleshot Kit. Brigit gives directions for creating this perfect little basket of sweet treats on the Carta Bella Blog, so you should totally click on over there and make a version of this with your Homemade With Love layout kit as soon as you get it in a few short days! Wouldn't you LOVE to be on the receiving end of such a great gift!?!
Carta Bella "Homemade With Love"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Sneak Peek #5

We're sneaking a peek at the fourth and final product line in our February Flavors of the Month Kit this morning - Teresa Collins "You Are My Happy." You'll love the combination of coral and pink with highlights of glitzy gold - and there are some cutesy elephant and sunglasses and arrow accents that add just the right splash of fun! Today's sneak peek layout is brought to you by Teresa Collins' designer, Leslie Ashe, from the Teresa Collins' DT Blog.
Teresa Collins "You Are My Happy"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

February Sneak Peek #4

February Sneak Peek Week continues with another look at one of the product lines featured in our February Flavors of the Month Kit - Fancy Pants Be.Loved. This line caught my eye with the "happy" color palette and the whimsical patterns and designs, adding a nice balance to our February line-up. Today's sneak peek layout is brought to you by Fancy Pants designer, Glenda Viljoen, from the Fancy Pants Blog.
Fancy Pants Be.Loved

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February Sneak Peek #3

Good Morning! Today's Sneak Peek is brought to you by Waleska from the Elle's Studio Blog. Elle's Studio's newest releases, "Love You More" and "Everyday Moments" will be featured in our February FOTM Kit. I love the colors, the graphics and the mix-and-match potential of these two lines - and Elle's Studio is debuting some fun new embellishments with this latest release that you'll find in your February kits!
Elle's Studio "Love You More"

Monday, January 27, 2014

February Sneak Peek #2

Good Morning! It's another "Cold Day" here in the midwest, meaning that school is cancelled all over the area not because we got scads of snow (which we have), but because it is super-cold outside (-30 with the "wind-chill-factor" - and you might have to actually be from the midwest to know what a "wind-chill-factor" is... not sure if that term is regional. :)

Anyway, we're warm and cozy-ish inside, and today's sneak peek of February's first Flavors of the Month paper line will warm your heart. I love this line, with it's soft colors and modern-vintagey feel; can't wait to do a little scraplifting with this kit! Today's featured sneak peek layout comes from the Crate Paper blog and Crate's designer, Christine Middlecamp. Another lovely...
Crate Paper Love Notes will be in TSR's February Flavors of the Month Kit!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

February Sneak Peek Week Begins

Good Morning! We're starting off the February Sneak Peeks with a look at the first paper line that will be featured in the upcoming February Doubleshot Kit. This layout comes to you straight from the My Mind's Eye Blog by MME Designer, Missy Whidden. Lovely!
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Record It

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Project Life Tip: Adding White Space

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year!  I hope you are enjoying the start to your 2014.  And I hope you have started a new Project Life album, whether it be for this year or for a year passed.  I am working a few different albums this year:  Project Disney 2012, Project Life 2013, and Project Life 2014.  Well, actually, I haven't started the 2014 one yet.  I'll be kicking it off in February when I actually have photos to work with from this year.  Anyway, I have a quick Project Life tip to share today -- adding white space.

I love using Tammy's kits for my Project Life albums, but sometimes I feel the need to break up some of the patterns on a page.  Sometimes my eye needs a little break, so I add in some of my Becky Higgins 3x4 grid cards.  I add them to the title cards so that my stickers, die cuts, and embellishments show up.
I also create my own journal spots by trimming down the 3x4 card to 2x3 and placing it in the center of a piece of patterned paper.  And, of course, the journaling spot also provides a place to ground an embellishment: sticker, cork, chipboard, die cuts.

And finally, I use a trimmed grid card as a place to embellish.  See that cute cake chipboard piece?  It didn't really show up on the yellow patterned paper, but it really pops off the grid card.  Love that contrast!

I love this technique so much that I had to go out and buy a new set of grid cards.  The first one lasted me the entire year, though, so that's not too bad.

Thanks for popping by today!  And happy scrapping.  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Anyone interested in a $20 TSR Gift Certificate?

Looking for a little weekend inspiration? Wanna win a $20.00 Gift Certificate for the TSR Store? The ScrapRoom is sponsoring the sketch challenge this month at Scrap Your Stash, an active sketch-challenge blog run by TSR's own Designer, Rochelle Spears and long-time TSR member, Brenda Ragsdale. We are excited to be sponsoring their sketch challenge this month with our own January Sketch.
January ScrapRoom Sketch created by TSR member, Helene Melrood

You can view all of the details of the (2) current challenges going on at Scrap Your Stash by clicking on this link: JANUARY CHALLENGES AT SCRAP YOUR STASH. (Challenge entries are due 1/29 at midnight PST.) For a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, check out what our TSR Designers did with this month's sketch:

by TSR Designer, Jenny Moore, using the Simple Stories Daily Grind layout kit from the 1/14 FOTM Kit

by TSR Designer, Rochelle Spears, using the Simple Stories Daily Grind layout from the 1/14 FOTM Kit

Happy Scrappin'!