Sunday, September 29, 2013

October 2013 Kits Revealed

Hi everyone,

I was originally going to only show a peek of the October kits, but decided to go ahead and put them in the store ready for purchase.  I am offering two lovely kits for you for October. 

The first kit features the beautiful and elegant papers from Webster's Pages "Postcards from Paris II".  I'm sure you will have fun creating some beautiful pages and cards with this kit.

October 2013, Tres Belle - Kit #1
The second kit features Webster's Pages "Family Traditions" papers.  The paperline is very classic and has warm earthy colors.  You will certainly enjoy creating "Family" or "Thanksgiving" themed layouts or cards with this kit.
October 2013, Our Story - Kit #2 
The kits are ready for purchase, just click on the purchase buttons below the kit you would like to buy.  If you have any questions about the kits, please email me at
Hope you are having a terrific weekend.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sara's final project with the September Kit

Hi everyone, here is my final layout using the September kit.   I just love creating lots of layers using all of the die cuts and fun chipboard pieces.  I found the wooden veneer card was the perfect spot to create a title.  For the background I used Side B of the "Word Up" paper and turned it upside down to take advantage of the fun colorful border strip along the bottom of the papers.  The Daily Routine border strip is from the backside of the "On the Edge" paper.  I placed it at an angel across the top of the page to give the layout a little movement.  I then stenciled a design using modeling paste and a few drops of green water color paint to add a little pop of color.  I created this layout about my daughter who has a very big decision to make about leaving her home, family, friends and most importantly her boyfriend (hopefully soon to be finance) to attend school in another state for a couple of years to get her Master's Degree. 

Thnaks for stopping by to take a look, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

More September Projects!

Hi there, I'm back to share the rest of my layouts using the wonderful September kit from LRS. Did I mention how nicely coordinated this kit is?  I think it's one of my favorite kits so far!

This first layout is of our friends' daughter, Olivia.  It has a lot of embellishment layering and machine stitching and I let the background patterned paper do most of the work for me!

Layout number two is of me taken during my very first half marathon earlier this year.  I don't often add memorabilia items to my layouts but I decided to add my number to commemorate the occasion.  This is one of those bucket list items that I can check off that I may never do again! I altered the alphas with paint to match them to my layout.

My final layout "Family volleyball champs" is of my sister-in-laws and friends taken at a family get-together last summer.  Whenever we're all together there's always some sort of competition between the guys and gals.  This time it happened to be a volleyball game that gals won...well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Anyway, more stitching, more embellishment layering, and more altered letters on this layout.  So much fun!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the rest of my layouts with you!  Don't forget to stop by the LRS store and pick up a September kit before they're all sold out!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Getting Real

Sometimes, scrapping isn't just about getting the "pretty" and "safe" moments on the pages.  It's about being real, telling a story and sharing a memory.  In this case, I am sharing a layout I made with the September kit about my daughter's sad night of homework at 9:30pm.  The homework has definitely increased for her in middle school and on this day, she just didn't manage her time well after school, which led to a 9:30pm meltdown of epic proportions.  Sigh.  So I created this layout to remind her that she has to take care of her responsibilities and that even though it may be hard, she can do it!

The only thing I added was a little mist and the letters "bad" everything else was in the kit, even the cute cellophane baggie and washi tape that closed it :)  I challenge you all to scrap the not so nice moments every now and then so that your scrapbooks reflect your real life, as it really is!  Please share with us your creations in our Little Red Gallery.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nikki's LRS Design, Sept

The Sept kit at LRS is gorgeous! It is filled with so many American Craft goodies. I used mostly all kit supplies on this layout, everything but the ink and yellow spray :) This kit is full of embellishments you can layer on a layout or card.

Here is my layout...

~Love this Girl~

Make sure you check back on the LRS blog this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for more goodies and eye candy from the Design Team.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

First project using the fabulous LRS September kit!!

You've got to get this kit!!  The September LRS kit features the Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste" line and it is truly one of the easiest line's I've ever worked with.  The papers coordinated so well with the embellishments that Sara picked to go with this kit--before I knew it, I had 4 layouts done!

Here is my first project...

A little bit of stitching, some paper and embellishment layering, and voila...a quick, easy layout!

Stay tuned for my next three layouts to be posted next weekend and don't forget to stop by the store and pick up one of these kits before they are all gone.  You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 2013 Main Kit - AC, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste"

September 2013 Main Kit - AC, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste"


LRS September 2013 Main Kit  Contents:
American Crafts, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste"
Pattern Papers (10 Sheets Total):
1 Sheet Infatuation
1 Sheet Command
1 Sheet Cornered
1 Sheet Word Up
1 Sheet Ticket to Ride
1 Sheet On the Edge
1 Sheet Postmarked
1 Sheet Envelope
1 Sheet Starling
1 Sheet My Thoughts Exactly

Cardstock (4 Sheets Total):
1 Sheet Bazzill - Beeswax
1 Sheet Bazzill - Kevin
2 Sheets American Crafts - White 

1 Pack AC , Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste" Printed Cut Out Accents
1 Pack AC, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste" Bits Die Cut Shapes
2 AC, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste" Wood Veener Tags (Assorted Styles)
4 Maya Road "Say Cheese" Chipboard Pieces (Assorted Styles)
6 Prima Frost Frappe VII Flowers (Assorted Styles)
1 Maya Road Metal Clip - Bicycle
1 Fancy Pants "Wonderful Day" Sticker Sheet
1 Maya Road Metal Vintage Trinket - Airplane
4 Pink Paislee Portfolio Photo Tabs
2 Maya Road Trinket Pins - Hearts
2 Maya Road Shipping Tags (1 ea. Blue & Pink)
1 Yard Hemptique Baker's Twine - Blue/White
1 Pack American Crafts - Layers - Glitter Foam Thickers - White oh man...I have been totally drooling over this line since CHA so I was SUPER excited to find that Sara has picked it for our September kit.  The papers are really, really cool...I do wish I had doubles of them because it's so hard to choose which side to use when you like them all!  That said, I did pick some for my first layout with the kit!

I love that green paper so much, so I decided to cut a border of it for my layout and pop dot it up like a 3 dimensional frame.  The speech bubbles just made journaling SO easy and the layout just flew together so easily! 

 Of course it helps that Sara picks amazing embellishments each month...she is SO good at that!  Sara has some BIG news up her sleeve that you aren't going to want to be sure to watch for her announcement!  As for this month's will go go grab yours up!

Shoes - Layout Tutorial using September 2013 Kit

Hi Sara here with a tutorial on how I crated my "Shoes" layout using the September kit.

Items Needed:
* LRS September 2013 Kit
* Water Color Paints (I used Loew-Cornell Simply Art Paints - Love Them!!)
* Stencil
* Thick Gesso (or Modeling Paste)
* Basic Scrapbook Tools

1) Hand cut a wavy border around the "Envelope" paper.
2) Distress the Edges.
3) Machine or hand stictch a border around the page about 1" from the edges.

4) Spread and splatter some water color in the center of the page.  First apply some very diluted water color paint and then gradually add more concentrated color.  Be sure to let each layer of color dry a little before adding another color. 

5) With the photo placement in mind turn the page so the water color splatter is facing in the direction you like, then add some stencil prints using thick gesso or modeling paste.  Allow gesso or modeling paste to dry completely. 

6) While the gesso or modeling paste is drying, take the foam alphabets and spell out your title on a craft sheet.  Be sure you place your alphas completely flat on the craft sheet so water won't get underneath.  Dilute some water color so the color is very transulcent (I used blue) and paint all of the letters.  Then add more water color to the mix to make it darker and paint the bottom section of the alphabets.   Then add a lighter hue of water color to the mix (I used green) and paint the middle section of the alphas.  Allow the alphas to dry then add one more coat of the dark blue water color mix to the bottom of the alphabets and allow to dry.

7) Cut a few strips of pattern paper and adhere them across the page as shown.

8) With the photo placement in mind, layer a tag and several of the die cut pieces as shown.
9) Because the damp water color makes the pattern paper a little crinckly, I adhered my page to a sheet of white cardstock, but this is optinal.  Then add your photo, a few more piecesof pattern paper tucked here and there and embellish as desired.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.  Thanks for taking a look and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Have You Tried Out Any New Techniques Lately?

Hi Sara here, wanted to share with you a couple of layouts I made last week while waiting for the kit products to come in.  My first layout is a layout I created using the November 2012 kit.  I just love Bo Bunny papers.  I was inspired to create the layout when I saw a layout created on one of the big scrappy sites where the user had used Tim Holtz Acrylic Glaze on her layout to create what she called baubles. I first started with small flat circles, then started creating dots and then realized I could acutally make rain drop shapes on my layout.  I really had fun trying out this new techinque.

My second layout I created becuase I simply wanted to play with some new mists that I bought.  I also had fun using some thick gesso with a stencil; I usually use modeling paste.  I found out I really like using the thick gesso with my stencils.   
I hope you find some time this week to try out a new technique or two.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
~ Sara ~

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 2013 Main Kit - Is in the Store

Yeah the September 2013 Main Kit products have all arrived and the main kit photo and kit content listing have been updated.  There were a few minor changes from the sneak peek, but I think you gonna love what's in store for you this month.  The colors and items are perfect for those last minute vacation photos and your back to school photos as well. 

You can purchase your kit here.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

~  Sara ~

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 2013 Kit Sneak Peek

Hi Sara here, with a sneak peek of the September 2013 main kit.  The new American Crafts, Amy Tangerine "Cut & Paste" products is a new release and should be arriving in the store any day now, so I'll update the photo as soon as they come in.  

I know this is going to be a fun kit, you can purchase your September kit here

~ Sara ~

Sara's August 2013 Kit Designs

Hi Sara here, I'm sharing with you today my last projects made using the August 2013 kit.  The first layout is one I created with photos of the cruise my kids went on last year.  I didn't want to create a two page spread, so I picked out a few of my favorite photos and created a collage of them and printed them on a 4"X6" photo sheet.    I feel like this kept the layout from being too photo heavy, but at the same time the photos tell the whole story about the trip. 

The next layout I have to show is a layout I created about my daughter.  My daughter is "according to her" the biggest Taylor Swift fan out there, so when the Taylor Swift came to town my daughter was going to go one way or another.  She tried to order tickets online, but the show sold in in about 5 minutes.  So when the radio station started giving them away, my daughter called in every day for 5 days in a row.  So you can imagine how happy and excited she was when she actually the "right" caller and won two tickets to the concert!   She truly was on "Cloud 9". 

Next up is a Project Life sample page.  These papers are so bright and the sticker sheet is perfect to make the cards for your PL spread.

And the last project that I want to share with you today is a card I made, I just love those little transparecy houses.
I hope one of these projects inspires you to create something fun today.
~ Sara ~