Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Glimmer Mist Storage

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

I spent a good chunk of last week updating the way that I store my Glimmer Mists as part of my 2010 organizational kick. Those of you who watched either of my UStream shows last Thursday have already seen the new storage & reference system, but I thought I'd post pics here for anyone who may have missed it.

One of the regular readers and commentors on this blog, Jill W., sent me a link to a Glimmer Mist swatch book idea on the Tattered Angels website. I loved the idea so I decided to make one! After all, I can't resist a good organizational/reference system! :D

I sprayed two swatches with each of my Glimmer Mist colors on white American Crafts cardstock. One swatch was larger and the other was smaller. The large swatches went onto a ring {well, actually a string} for easy color reference and selection. Here's a look at the larger swatches:



On the back of each swatch is a label with the color name and the name of the special collection it belongs to, if applicable:



I hang the swatches from a knob on the lamp next to my desk. They're very easy to reach there & I can quickly select a color for my project:



The smaller swaches went onto the lids of the Glimmer Mist bottles so I could see which color was which without having to take them out of their basket to look at the labels:



The bottles are arranged in their basket in the order in which they are on the swatch ring. That makes it easy for me to zero in on the part of the basket I need. I used strips of extra thick chipboard to create rows of Glimmer Mist in the basket so they weren't all just crammed in there randomly.

So that's it! If you'e a Glimmer Mist Addict like me, I hope you get some use out of this post! Thanks for stopping by!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wanted: Good Home for Smooch Spritz + a New Video

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

First, I have a housekeeping item. I didn't hear from the winners of the Second Month of Christmas Giveaway by the deadline, so I used Random.org to choose a new one!

::drumroll, please::

The new winner of the set of eight original colors of Clearsnap Smooch Spritz is Comment #52:

Flagstaff Odds 'N Ends said...

I don't own any sprays and am just learning there is more than 1 kind. Of course I am new to papercrafting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 10:01:00 PM


CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D Please contact me at thescrapbeach@gmail.com before Friday, March 5, 2010 with the address where you'd like the Smooch sent. If you do not contact me before Friday, March 5, 2010, the Smooch will go to another participant.

If you didn't win this time around, there are still ten months of Christmas left to go! See you the first Monday in March for the Third Month of Christmas!

Also, I uploaded a new video over on my YouTube Channel last night.



The above video has a bunch of different stuff on it: my February Trade Wind Scrappers mini album supply kit swap with Vangie from Arrested Motion, some mini albums I have started with the Prima "Flights of Fancy" and "Pastiche" collections, and some paper flowers I made using Roseanne's tutorial {Roxycar11 on YouTube}. I hope you enjoy it!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Glimmer Mist Silk Flowers

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

My friend Dawn-Marie shared this video with the group over on my website the other night:



I liked the look for the crepe paper flowers, but I don't have any crepe paper, so I decided to use the technique in the video with strips of silk remnants left over from my wedding dress. Here's what I came up with:





I made a video of the second flower coming together & I hope you enjoy it!



Thanks for watching!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2009 Kits Retired ~ WAHOO!!!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

Last night June I posted a video on how I make my page kits: Making Page Kits. I store all my completed page kit together in a canvas tote & lately have noticed that even though it is stuff with kits, I am not feeling hugely inspired by any of them. Which means it was time to "retire" the ones that I am not reaching for anymore to make room for new kits that will inspire me.

Well, dismantling a kit and returning the items to my stash is quite the large job & so I must admit that I don't do it as often as I should. When I find that I always skip a particular page kit and never reach for it anymore I take it apart ~ anything left in the kit gets returned to my stash and I now have an empty sleeve for a new kit.

It takes some time to do this, though, because I have to sort out my paper by color, cut down all my scraps to the right sizes, put the embellishments back in their drawers, etc. This is why sometimes I will avoid retiring a kit for a while. Anyways, I decided to just get it over with, however, and retire ALL of the ones I was tired of {which was most of them because I haven't retired a kit in about a year} over the last couple days and now I am DONE! WAHOO!

Just in time, too, because I have a big box coming to me today full of stuff from the new Prima CHA releases. I'm glad that there will actually be room for the stuff now. :D

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Video: "The 2 of Us" Mini Paperbag Album

Hi, everyone! I just posted a new video over on my YouTube Channel of a paperbag mini album I made for my husband for Valentine's Day.

This mini was made with the "Celebrate It!" brand paperbags found in the party supply section of Michael's. These bags are the perfect size {3.5"x6.75"} to hold #8 shipping tags {3.12"x6.25"}, and I love turning them into pocket albums by binding the bags at the bottom with my Bind-It-All. What is totally crazy about these albums is that I am neither a huge fan of paperbag albums or of my Bind-It-All but I use both of them together & suddenly I like them! Weird.

Here's the video:



The papers and embellishments are all from my stash and some of them are quite old. It's always fun to make an album from my stash papers and embellishments instead of just buying something new. I get such a great feeling of "using it up" and it's awesome!

Thanks for watching!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Beach Crop Challenge #6 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #6: Superbowl

The sixth challenge is to make a layout or project using a bowl as a template. It can be any size or type of bowl.

To participate, create a layout or project using a bowl as a template. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry in the gallery on the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, and this is the last challenge, so have fun working on the challenges! I look forward to seeing what you create!

~Kathryn

February Beach Crop Challenge #5 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #5: Playoffs

The fifth challenge is to make a layout or project with play in mind. You could either make a layout about playtime, or you could just play with new techniques on a project.

To participate, create a layout or project about play. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry in the gallery on the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, so get ready to scrap! The next challenge will be posted at 2:00 a.m. Miami time!

~Kathryn

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February Beach Crop Challenge #4 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #4: Love of My Life

The fourth challenge is to create a layout or project either about or for the love of your life. It could be a layout about your Starbucks addiction, or a card for a loved one to let them know how much they mean to you.

To participate, create a layout or project about or for the love of your life. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry in the on the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, so get ready to scrap! The next challenge will be posted at 1:00 a.m. Miami time!

~Kathryn

February Beach Crop Challenge #3 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #3: I Can See My Shadow

In honor of February's favorite groundhog, the third challenge is to make a layout, card or other project using the shadow stamping technique.

To participate, create a layout or project using the shadow stamping technique. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry in the gallery on the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, so get ready to scrap! The next challenge will be posted at midnight Miami time!

~Kathryn

February Beach Crop Challenge #2 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #2: Honest Abe

The second challenge is to make a layout about honesty. This could include a layout about being true to yourself, or a story about a time when honesty wasn't the best policy or any other variation on theme of honesty.

To participate, create a layout about honesty. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below this post by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry in the gallery on the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, so get ready to scrap! The next challenge will be posted at 11:00 p.m. Miami time!

~Kathryn

February Beach Crop Challenge #1 Submissions

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2010 February Monthly Crop! This is the post for crop challenge #1: The Father of Our Country

The first challenge is to make a layout about a father ~ either your father, the father of your children or a father figure.

To participate, create a layout about a father. The layout may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", 8"x8", 6"x12", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout.

Enter the challenge by posting a link to your submission below this post by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010. The link can either be to a photo of your entry on the gallery at the Beach, or to a video on YouTube or to your personal blog ~ wherever!

Remember that you have until 9:00 p.m. on Monday {that's Miami, FL EST USA time which is GMT-5} so you have until then to submit an entry for each challenge. Prize winners will be announced Monday and posted on the February 2010 Crop Info & Sponsors thread.

You will get one entry for each challenge you participate in, so get ready to scrap! The next challenge will be posted at 10:00 p.m. Miami time!

~Kathryn

Friday, February 5, 2010

Second Month of Christmas Winner Announced!

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach!

I have the winners of the Second Month of Christmas Giveaway, chosen for me by Random.org!

::drumroll, please::

The winner of the set of eight Clearsnap Smooch Spritz is Comment #12:

Your Paper Pantry said...
Cool! I loves the smooch!


CONGRATULATIONS, Samantha & Roxanne!!! :D Please contact me at thescrapbeach@gmail.com before Friday, February 19, 2010 with the address where you'd like the Smooch sent. I'll leave it up to the two of you to figure out who gets which ones. :D If you do not contact me before Friday, February 19, 2010, the Smooch will go to another participant.

If you didn't win this time around, there are still ten months of Christmas left to go! See you the first Monday in March for the Third Month of Christmas!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New 12"x24" Layout: Welcome to the Jungle

Hi, everyone! I just uploaded a new video over on my YouTube Channel! I'm still completely devoid of any motivation to do 12"x12" layouts and have no "mojo" regarding them, so I have used another Becky Fleck sketch from the book Pagemaps. I have probably used less than half a dozen sketches in my entire scrapping career & most of those have been since the first of the year. :)



This layout uses papers and embellishments from the Fancy Pants Designs "Summer Soiree" collection and the DCWV "Safari Kids" collection. I am still struggling with the layouts, but I think the more I do, the easier it will get. Until I get inspired again, though, I'm going to just work my way through Becky Fleck's book, one sketch at a time. :D I hope you enjoy!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

On the Second Month of Christmas ...

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the second of my "12 Months of Christmas" giveaways!

When I was trying to decide what to give away this month, I though of the two February holidays here in the United States: Valentine's Day and President's Day. There was a part of me that really wanted to try and figure out something funny to give away that related to President's Day, but I decided to go with the more classic Valentine's Day in the end.

So, in honor of the most romantic day of the year, I am giving away a set of one each of the original eight colors of Smooch Spritz:



The winner will receive one bottle of each of the following Smooch Colors:
1. Cherry Ice
2. Frosted Grape
3. Silver Foil
4. Electric Blue
5. Ginger Snap
6. Emerald Sprinkle
7. Gold Glow
8. Vanilla Shimmer

I bought these Smooches from my buddy Jenn at live.teach.create. I believe she can get the new colors of Smooch as well that were just released & will be doing a blog post with ordering info later this week. My three favorites of the original eight are probably "Cherry Ice", "Gold Glow" and "Vanilla Shimmer". In fact, I have almost used up my "Vanilla Shimmer" completely, so it is getting to be just about time to buy another one.

To enter to win these eight Smooch spritzes, simply leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. Miami, FL USA time {GMT-5} on Thursday, February 4th. I will post the winners first thing on Friday morning!

~Kathryn
Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.