Sunday, March 30, 2014

April Sneak Peek #4

Our fourth and final April Flavors of the Month Kit line is Lucky Starz by Bella Blvd. Today's sneak peek layout comes is by designer, Jennifer Chapin, and comes from the Bella Blvd. blog. You're going to love the bright colors and bold patterns. This paper just makes a person feel happy! AND, the embellishment that we've matched up with this kit - well, it's a surprise for tomorrow, but suffice it to say that It Is The Bomb!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April Sneak Peek #3

I want to balance out the girly colors from yesterday's sneak peek with a boy-friendly counterpart today.

Today's layout, by Fancy Pants designer, Becky Litz, and taken from their blog, showcases the new "Be Different" line. It's boy-friendly but not overly "themed," which makes it great for a variety of photos.

Friday, March 28, 2014

April Sneak Peek #2

Today's Sneak Peek layout, created by Paige Evans for the manufacturer's blog, might be slightly more challenging to identify. Can you name the featured product line?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

April Sneak Peek #1

This week is our Spring Break week, and our family took a trip to visit our college son in Missouri. He wasn't able to come home during his spring break because he had to work, so this momma was itchin' to see him! I tried to begin Sneak Peek Week on the road from my husband's smartphone,. but I ended up posting directly to my husband's Facebook Page instead of The ScrapRoom page, and my son texted me two hours later that I was destroying my husband's man-credit on Facebook with my ScrapRoom post. I didn't realize what I had done, and clearly I was not as tech-savvy as I was shooting for. (I got rid of my smartphone in January, and it's been more challenging that I thought it would be...) Anyway, without further delay, here is our first April Sneak Peek:

Today's Sneak Peek is from the Simple Stories blog, by designer Cari Locken and features the new A Charmed Life line. You'll love this unique color combination!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Weekend Challenge: 30-Minute Layout!

How about another 30-minute layout challenge for the weekend? Grab one of your layout kits and one of your favorite photos that is at least 4"x 4" (bigger for more "pow" - but you can always make it larger with a photo mat or two). You'll be able to create this layout in less than 30 minutes, from start to finish! I'd love to see your variations, so be sure to post a link in the comments section or on our Facebook page!

  • Cut (9) 3.75"x 3.75" blocks of patterned paper; aim for 5-6 different patterns
  • Mat a favorite photo with some coordinating cardstock or patterned paper (or both for a couple of layers)
  • Assemble your patterned paper blocks around the edge of a sheet of cardstock, leaving narrow margins around each block, creating a grid.
  • Add your matted photo in the center and embellish the page as desired.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration!

Today's layout is brought to you by TSR Designer, Rochelle Spears. She used the October Afternoon Snapshots layout kit from the March Flavors of the Month Kit to highlight this sweet photo. I love how Rochelle created "flow" throughout the layout with the paint splatters on the cardstock and the pop drops on the patterned papers. And, I LOVE how she used one of those pop drops on the wood veneer camera. Super-cute!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Life Inspiration!

I am instinctively drawn to the 4x6 card on this layout, which states, "Let's Go Outside."Aren't we all yearning for warmer weather this week? At least the sun is shining here...

Aphra is rockin' The ScrapRoom's March kits with this two-page pocket layout. Aphra used some of the cards in her March Project Life Kit and some additional patterned papers from the coordinating BasicGrey Fresh Cut layout kit in the March Flavors of the Month Kit, trimmed down to pocket size.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Recipe Cards are live!

One of The ScrapRoom's most beloved features is our monthly 2-page Recipe Cards. Purchasing our monthly Flavors of the Month Kit gives you online access to our four full-color downloadable and printable Recipe Cards - one 2-page layout for each of the four layout kits in the Flavors of the Month Kit. Each Recipe Card contains a full-color photo of the layout, along with cutting and assembly directions for duplicating each layout with your ScrapRoom Kit. The March Recipe Cards are ready to download with the password that came with your kit. We'd love to see your versions of these layouts on our Facebook wall!

by Rochelle Spears (using the Crate Paper Styleboard layout kit)

by Brenda Ragsdale (using the BasicGrey Fresh Cut layout kit)

by Brenda Carpenter (using the LilyBee We R Family layout kit)

by Tammy Harp (using the October Afternoon Snapshots layout kit)(..sorry, this photo is a little washed out)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Weekend Challenge: 30-Minute Layout

Looking for a quick-and-easy weekend scrapbooking challenge? Well, look no further... we've got a great scrapliftable layout for you to crank out with the October Afternoon Snapshots layout kit in the March Flavors of the Month Kit.

Layer the patterned papers, including a big piece of that bokeh pattern and a title strip from the words paper, across the width of the layout. Add matted photos and a few embellishments and you're done! Be sure to post a link to your creation.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration

Today's layout inspiration is brought to you by TSR Designer, Brenda Carpenter. She used the BasicGrey Fresh Cut layout  kit in the March Flavors of the Month Kit to create this layout that highlights a favorite photo and a variety of pretty patterned papers.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Project Life Emphasis Day: Inserts

Hi there Project Lifers.  Today, I thought I'd share with you how I use inserts in my Project Life albums.  By inserts, I mean extra page protectors within my weekly spread to house all those extra pictures or memorabilia that just would not fit into my two 12" x 12" page protectors.  This month I used inserts for two of my spreads.  However, I didn't post the inserts in the Ideas Gallery at the website, so I thought I would share them here for you.

@ the Farm

For this spread, we had gone to an Easter Egg Hunt / Spring Fling at a farm down the road from my parents' house where I grew up.  It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of activities; therefore, I went a bit snap happy.  I just couldn't pare down my pictures, so I grabbed an insert.  This one is by American Crafts, and it holds six 4" x 6" photos.  I only had five, so I created a title card just for the set of photos that I included on the insert.  Here's the front and back of the insert.

Oh Snap! . . . March

This spread is my March daily page.  Each month, I find that I have enough random, daily shots to fill two Design A Becky Higgins Page Protectors.  I love that all the random shots are together, so that the rest of my spreads are a bit more cohesive and have a color scheme to them.  Again, I had too many pictures, but I also had some of my youngest son's schoolwork.  Since St Patrick's Day is in March, I thought this was a good way to include something from the pile of papers that we have saved over the last school year.  I just slipped it into an 8.5" x 11" Avery Sheet Protector and popped it in the album.  SO easy!

The second insert for this page is for more random photos.  This one is a Becky Higgins Design H Page Protector.  You could actually use your paper trimmer to cut down a Design A one, too.  Aside from slipping in photos, I added two 4" x 6" cards.  So simple.  Again, the front and back of the photo insert.

Using inserts in my Project Life album has really helped me spend less time on creating my spreads.  Seems odd, right?  But I don't spend nearly as much time culling or resizing or cropping photos.  I just grab (or create) an insert and include them all!  Plus, my kids love being able to see their Valentine's Cards, report cards, artwork, certificates, notes, and other mementos right in the album.  Have you used any inserts in your albums?  Any tips?  Favorite page protectors?  I'd love to hear!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Weekend Challenge: 30-Minute Layout!

How about a quick page challenge to take you into the weekend and inspire you to get into your scrappin' space and complete a layout? This weekend's inspiration is brought to you by TSR Designer, Rochelle Spears. She used the Bella Blvd. Molly layout kit from the March Doubleshot Kit to create this fun and lively layout. With the loose instructions below, you should be able to complete this layout in 30 minutes! I'll be taking this challenge this weekend, and I'll share my layout when I'm done. I'd love to see your 30-minute layout, so please post a link in the comments section on Facebook or on the blog!

12x12 Patterned Paper base (from 3/14 Patterned Paper Kit)
8x8 square, slightly angled in the middle of the page
2.5"x 12" banner strip (notch both ends), layered across center of 8x8 paper
several other strips of patterned papers at different lengths above and below the center banner strip
4x6 horizontal photo (matted)
title, journaling strips and embellishments for personality!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration!

Today's dose of layout inspiration is from Guest Designer, Brenda Ragsdale. She used the Crate Paper Styleboard layout kit in the March Flavors of the Month Kit and this month's sketch by to create this eye-catching layout.

March Sketch by
What will you create?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Add-On Kits - More of what you love!

At The ScrapRoom, we encourage our members to customize their product options based on their own personal scrapbooking styles and budgets. We start with our monthly Flavors of the Month Kit and we build everything around that. All of our add-on kits are designed to coordinate with our Flavors of the Month Kit.

For those scrapbookers who like to use a LOT of embellishments, for lumpy-and-bumpy-and-layered-and-textured layouts, we offer our EMBELLISHMENT KIT.

For those who can't get enough patterned papers and love to layer patterns and colors, we offer our PATTERNED PAPER KIT, which contains (2) additional patterned papers to coordinate with each of the (4) layout kits in the main monthly kit.

For those who love to use cardstock as the base for their pages and love to have lots of cardstock options for mounting their photos, we offer our coordinating CARDSTOCK KIT, which contains (3) additional sheets of cardstock to coordinate with each of the (4) layout kits in the main monthly kit.
(And, occasionally we even throw in some specialty cardstock, like this month's 2-sided cardstock from LilyBee Designs. One side features a solid color and the other side features a tone-on-tone polka dot! LOVE IT!)

And finally, for the stampers among us, we offer a coordinating STAMP SET each month. Some months, our featured stamp set will come from the same paper line as one of our layout kits in the Flavors of the Month Kit, and some months, we feature a stamp set that is more generally scrapbooker-friendly.
(Don't you just LOVE this month's Rotary Stamp from American Crafts? I see so many great options for stamping onto journaling and labeling strips!)

So, which add-on kits would you choose to coordinate with your scrapbooking style?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Project Life Emphasis Day!

I have declared Tuesdays to be "Project Life Emphasis" Day on the blog and Facebook. We're kicking off this feature with a look at the March Project Life Kit, created in true ScrapRoom fashion, with lots of variety. This month, we're featuring 4x6 and 3x4 cards from Crate Paper's Styleboard collection, from the Project Life "Family" theme kit, from BasicGrey's Fresh Cut collection, and the 6x8 paper pack from October Afternoon's Daily Flash "Snapshots" line. (The 6x8 papers are designed to be trimmed into smaller sections to fill a variety of different sized photo sleeves.)

This month's embellishments include chipboard accents, die-cuts, foil leaves, butterflies and sequence, alpha stickers, labeling stickers, die-cut frames, and a tin pin - lots of little goodies to jazz up your cards, photos and photo sleeves. Check out the full list of kit contents on our website and view some great photo-sleeve style pages created with this kit in our Idea Gallery!

You won't find a Project Life Kit with this much variety for $17.99 anywhere else on the web!

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Kits are LIVE!

Our March Kits and the March Idea Gallery are both live and, oh so inspiring! We've got lots of variety in style and colors to offer you this month - from graphic and bold to soft and flowery. Take a peek!

Crate Paper Styleboard (by Maggie Holmes)
October Afternoon Snapshots
BasicGrey Fresh Cut
LilyBee We R Family