Tuesday, April 30, 2013

National Scrapbook Day 2013 Supply List!

This Saturday, May 4, 2013 is National Scrapbook Day! In honor of our favorite national holiday, I will be doing a special USTREAM class to teach my new Garden Lattice Box technique.

For our project, we'll be making a beautiful garden box with attached lattice from chipboard and cardstock. Decorated with the Pink Paislee Hope Chest collection, and holding anything you want, this rustic garden box will make an awesome home decor piece.

The rustic, distressed finish of the project takes more time to achieve than we will have during class on National Scrapbook Day. Because of this, and because of the holiday, I have made a special BONUS VIDEO to go along with the project's manual.

Those who purchase the manual will also get access to private videos where I build and decorate the Garden Lattice Box from the ground up. You'll also get a bonus video of me decorating the album that goes inside my box. These videos are completely exclusive to manual owners - they will not be shown anywhere else online.

Here's a first look at the finished Garden Lattice Box:

7*  sheets of 12”x12” white woodgrain textured cardstock
5* sheets of 12”x12” medium to heavy weight chipboard
1 sheet of 12”x12” colored cardstock in a color which compliments the finish of your woodgrain paper (mine is mostly green, so I used a green cardstock)
Pink Paislee "Hope Chest" collection
*these are the EXACT number you need for the project, get an extra if you want to have a spare on hand for cutting issues - not that I would know anything about those! ;D

Strong adhesive, such as Scor-tape or Scotch Quickdry (liquid glue is best)
Pencil + Eraser
Ruler (a clear, centering ruler is best)
bone folder / paper creaser
Score board
Craft knife
Paper trimmer
Ink or Paint to distress the woodgrain for a rustic look, if desired
(I used Tea Dye Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, and Pea Shoot and Sycamore Bark Martha Stewart Satin Paint)
Flowers, leaves and vines to decorate the box and lattice
Other embellishments to decorate as desired
The 40+ page manual with bonus videos costs $24.95 and includes TONS of color photos illustrating the steps needed to complete the album, as well as examples of decorated pages.

Manuals are available for PRE-ORDER on my website. The manual and videos will be released before the show on National Scrapbook Day. An email will be sent to you with a PDF of the manual and link to the videos.
To pre-order your Garden Lattice Box instruction manual, please visit my shop: Kathryn's Shop.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you on National Scrapbook Day!

~Kathryn :D
P.S. Depending on how things go this week with me meeting deadlines, we may have either a shorter class on Thursday or no class at all. I've been having some back problems due to the long hours of working on the projects, manual, videos, etc., and I want to make sure I will be in awesome for all the fun on Saturday! If I do need to shorten/cancel Thursday's shows, I will post it here. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BACK IN STOCK: Wood Veneer

Hi, everyone!
Just a quick post to let you know the wood veneer is back in stock in my shop!
This wood veneer is completely flexible. You can emboss it, ink it, stamp it, spray it, paint it & even cut it with steel rule dies like the Sizzix Bigz.
Wood veneer is available in three species of wood and is sold in 5 1/4"x7 7/8" sheets in packs of five sheets.
To visit my shop, please click here: Kathryn's Shop.
Thank you for your pateince!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pop Culture Challenge WINNERS!

Happy Monday!
 I have the winners of the Pop Culture Challenge for you!
Before I announce the winners, I want to thank everyone who participated. All of your layouts and stories were AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. :D

YouTube Winner, USA:
Tammy with TJ's Kids


YouTube Winner, International:
Angie Chiazzese

Blog Winner, USA:
Zandra Cudney
Zandra captured the current mustache trend!

Blog Winner, International:
Dorothee Buhr
Dorothee scrapped about Game of Thrones with stencils she made herself!

Aren't these projects wonderful!?
A HUGE thank you to these four ladies, and to everyone who shared their delightful projects with us.

The USA winners will get their choice of either the Crate Paper "DIY Shop" collection pack or the Webster's Pages "Composition and Color" collection pack.
Crate Paper's DIY Shop

Allison Kreft's Composition and Color for Webster's Pages
The International winners will get their choice of either of the two above collections, or any item from CHA Winter 2013 valued at up to $20.00 US.
All four winners should contact me with the address where they would like their prize shipped, and which prize they would like, before 9:00 PM Eastern USA time on Friday, April 19, 2013 or they will forfeit the prize.
You can contact me through my website here: Contact Kathryn.

I loved seeing all your creativity - have a GREAT week!
Kathryn :D

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NEW VIDEO: You'll Find Me Here, 12"x12"

I have a new layout and video to share with you today!
This one features papers from the Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" collection by American Crafts:

This layout took my outside my normal comfort zone, but it's good to stretch the old creative muscles every once in a while. I actually had to let this one sit for a few days after I finished it to see if I actually even liked it. At first I didn't know if I didn't like it because it was bad, or if I didn't like it because it was a different style than I was used to. In the end, I decided I liked it after all!

Calgon, take me away!

 The collection pad came with a sheet of printed "die cuts" that I cut out with scissors. I layered them here with some brads from the collection, some stamping from My Favorite Things and a file tab punched from the DCWV Glitzy paper. I love all the different textures - fabric, glitter, shimmer.

I layered three ribbons together here to ground the photo collage. All three ribbons are from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" collection. I like that they have different finishes and shapes. It makes the layering more interesting. I added this die cut from My Favorite Things on top with foam dots and it makes a beautiful subtitle!

I used misting and splatter from Heidi Swapp's Color Shine (Mustard) to keep the eye moving around the page. Mixing these brads from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection in among the splatter drops adds interest to this diagonal line and the round elements help to break up any harsh angles on the page. The jar was cut from the collection papers and makes a great embellishment.

Add some sparkle with shimmer sprays to brighten up a plain cardstock background!

I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: You'll Find Me Here.


Remember, there's still time to enter the Pop Culture Challenge for a chance to win some great prizes! Click here for more details: Pop Culture Challenge.
Thanks for watching and enjoy the last hours of your weekend!
Kathryn :D

Saturday, April 13, 2013

REMINDER: Pop Culture Layout Challenge!

I hope you all have lots of exciting things planned for this weekend!
Today is actually Mr. Lifeguard's birthday, so we are going to be doing some celebrating. I am thinking margaritas are in order!
I just wanted to remind you that you still have plenty of time to get your submission for the pop culture challenge ready. For more dteails on the challenge, click here: Pop Culture Challenge.
In other news, I am scheduled to get the wood veneer in on Tuesday, so I should be able to have that posted in the store Tuesday evening/Wednesday night assuming all goes well with the shipment.
Have a GREAT weekend!
Kathryn :D

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Links from Saturday's Gelli Plate USTREAM

Last Saturday (March 30th) we had a special USTREAM class on Color Theory and the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. It was a ton of fun, and we covered a lot of ground.

You can watch the entire class over on USTREAM: Color Theory & Gelli Plate 101.

The first part of the class focused on Color Theory. We went over the difference between color, hue, tint, tone, shade and pigment. We talked about the color wheel in detail, including how to read and tips and tricks for mixing colors with consistent results every time.
In the second part of the class, we applied what we learned about color to the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate to create some custom backgrounds for cards, tags and more!

I gave out a lot of links during the class, and I wanted to post them all here for a quick reference as well:

Color Wheel: Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Inspiration: Design Seeds

Paint Mixing Guide: Claudine Hellmuth Color Chart

Clay Mixing Guide: Martha Stewart Crafts Color Chart

Thanks so much for coming to our special USTREAM class and for playing along!

Kathryn :D

P.S. The Pop Culture Layout Challenge is still open to all participants! To read more about it, click here: Pop Culture Challenge.

P.P.S. If you want to see some AMAZING cello playing, check out 2CELLOS on YouTube: Every Tear is a Waterfall.