Friday, May 28, 2010

ES Monthly Challenge & Inspiration

Everything Scrapp'n has some great new products that are flying out of the store...

Brand new company Echo Park Paper - Sweet Summertime
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Loads of Tiny Alphas by My Little Shoebox & Cosmo Cricket
Newest Pink Paislee - Starlight
October Afternoon paper & Bingo cards
Jenni Bowlin & more coming.....

My first layout is using the Echo Park - Sweet Summertime.  It's always exciting to see new scrapbook companies come on the scene.  This one is super fun with great colors & whimsical shaped stickers.  I didn't want to let the fact that I don't have "little" ones to scrap stop me from using this... so I scrapped on of my "furry" ones.

Look how big that tree sticker is.  I decorated it with brads to add some "apples".
The flower strip is also a sticker.  To continue the cutout theme made easy by the stickers I fussy cut the clouds from patterned paper.

To make some "grass" I cut a strip of paper then used my scissors to cut thin strips about a 1/3rd of the way down.  Then curled it using the thickest part of the paper piercer.  The stitching is just to add interest.    I'm loving this border punch from Martha Stewart.  It even has a corner puncher so I can go all the way around a square without the corners looking wonky.

They took a cue from Teresa Collins, Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee & October Afternoon making an entire sheet of journaling spots on a sheet of patterned paper.  That's my favorite money saving product.  Echo Park's line includes a 12x12 sheet of letter stickers with fun upper & lowercase fonts.  I added a white brad in the center of the lower case to define them a bit more.
Of course I can't let an opportunity pass without putting some butterfly punches on any girl layout.

My second layout is for the Monthly Challenge called Mix & Match Scraps.  We all have scraps piling up so I thought it would be a good time to use some of them up but making them feel fresh & current.  Making our own embellishments not only saves money but allows us to have a perfect match to our projects.  I can't stop buying embellishments but I find that if I mix them with my own knock offs it stretches my budget without sacrificing style.

Do you see those geometric "flowers" well they are cut out from a translucent sheer 12x12 sheet by KI Memories called Sheer Delights Hibiscus.  

I only had 1 Prima Pebble left so I was going to put a button or brad in the center but changed didn't want to cover up the geometric pattern too much which made me think of the Tim Holtz Frags that I have been using everywhere.  They are great for scrapbooking & make fantastic jewelry too.

You get tons of different size acrylic pieces in the package of Tim Holtz Fragments.

A scrap of the KI Sheer stitched to the top draws your eye up there and continues the green across the layout. 

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (My Mind's Eye - Grow Fresh as a Daisy, My Mind's Eye - Grow Funky Vines, My Mind's Eye - Grow Just Stripes, My Mind's Eye - Grow Lots of Dots, My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane- Love Desire, Making Memories - Noteworthy Ledger & My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane My Friend); Acrylic (Tim Holtz - Fragments); Overlay (KI Memories - Sheer Delights Hibiscus); Diecut Border (My Mind's Eye - Bloom Accessory Sheet & Sassafras Lass);  Chipboard Letters (American Crafts - Thickers); Sticker Letters (Making Memories - Tiny Alpha); Diecut Letters (Making Memories Slice); Acrylic Pebble (Prima - Pebbles Tropics); Punch (Martha Stewart); Diecut Lace (Basic Grey - Eskimo Doilies Green)

If you want to enter the monthly challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to pick up some of the new goodies in the store head over to the ES blog for all the details.

1 comment: said...

I adore them both! The sweet summer time is so 3-D I feel like I am at the park with your dog. And well I've already told you have impressed I was at your combo of scraps - I am so inspired, now I just wished I had the time to take that inspiration into my scrap room.