March 21, 2014

Scraptastic Club April SNEAK PEEK

Hello!  I can't believe it's already time to share with you the sneak peeks of the April 2014 kits! There is something new in the kits this month, plus the  great papers and embellishments that we are used to.

April 2014 This Life Noted Kit

(Only just a few left, do not delay!)


You probably want to make sure you get on the list to subscribe because you DO NOT want to miss any more of these amazing embellishments and stamps.  I mean, do you see what I see?  Because I see something new and FANTASTIC!

Let Me Go


I know I'm excited for this kit because it's perfect for all of those spring break photos I'm about to take.  However, there are so many fun patterns and embellishments, you could scrap almost anything with this beauty.

Worth Wondering


There's a lot of beauty in this tiny little peak.  This kit is just lovely and I know it'd be perfect for any spring or Easter photos.  Even if those aren't the subjects for you, there are enough elements here to suit many types of photos.

February 28, 2014

January This Life Noted Kit

Happy Friday everyone! LG here sharing with you my last week for my weekly spread album for 2013. Here I have used the January This Life Noted kit and some elements from the December kit.

This might be my 2013 week 53 spread but I am way behind my weekly album. I decided to work on it backwards as I catch up. This time around, I will have to work on it as fast as I can so that I can start with my 2014 album. I decided to mainly focus on photos while adding some inserts here and there and just put the designs on it.

Week 53 (Dec. 29 to 31)

Left Page

Right Page

Unlike before, I spend so much time designing each card. This time around, I did some minimal designs to make my pacing fast. I added the journaling on my photos directly and the embellishments were concentrated on the inserts. I also turned my photos to black and white to make the colors pop since the January This Life Noted kit is composed of some fun colorful elements.
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Happy Weekend!!!

February 26, 2014

Quick Post Wednesday



I have used watercolor paper instead of cardstock for my white background because I used more water on it. I initially painted a bunch of circles first, playing with the transparency feature of watercolors. You can achieve this by simply letting the first painted image dry before applying an overlapping image on it.

February 24, 2014

Soft and Pastel

Hi everyone! Here is a layout using Tongue Tied kits and add on.

For this layout, the watercolor is more light. I added a lot of white to make the color lighter, more on the pastel hue. After I have adhered the middle part of my design, I splattered the paint on both sides before adding the remaining scattered embellishments.


February 22, 2014

I love my watercolor

LG here with a couple of layouts using the Just Breathe  add ons.

As we have all noticed with the current scrapbook trend, layering and watercolor is a big hit. We see a lot of scrapbookers, art journal artists, or even card makers using these techniques together more often. They do not only use watercolor for their background but also they use it to blend their layering of papers, embellishments, and photos.

Let me share with you a couple of layouts that I did using these techniques:

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For this first layout, I have applied a good amount of gesso at the middle part of the cardstock to add texture and create a frame around the page. Next, I added a few pastel color of watercolor underneath the embellishment area to add a color fading look.
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My 2nd layout for this kit was done similarly to make the background pattern more subtle. But here, I also used my watercolor on the photo to make it consistent with the background.

February 19, 2014

Scraptastic Club: February Feel Again Kit

LG here with a few projects using the lovely February Feel Again kit and add ons.

Here in the Philippines, international packages doesn't get delivered door to door. Rather, we should pick it up in our local post office. I have the habit of not waiting until I get home to peek into my box. You should have seen my face when I opened my Scraptastic Box in the car, my jaw dropped. It was full of yummy embellishments. I LOVE MY FEBRUARY KIT!

For my first layout, I enjoyed layering all the embellishments from the main and add on kit. This page is about my sweet Down Syndrome brother. He is one of the sweetest person I know. When we are with him, he always hugs and kisses us.





The second layout is my cute little daughter. She has the most gorgeous and true smile that melts our hearts. Here, I did a classic banner inspired style of layering.





February 14, 2014

Be My Valentine

Sharing a few cards using the lovely February Feel Again kit and add ons.





Thanks for dropping by!
LG Belarmino

February 1, 2014

February 2014 Scraptastic Club Kits FULL REVEAL

A brand new month means a brand new reveal!  It seems to me that no matter where you live in the world these days the weather has been crazy.  Cold, wind, rain, it all has seemed unrelenting and is proving to make for a long, blah winter.  Hopefully our February kits will bring a little sunshine to your day.

February 2014 This Life Noted Kit

 
The playful bright colours in this kit will be perfect for adding a touch of colour to this month's memory keeping, especially if you've been surrounded by snow and grey skies for the past 10 weeks like me. **Please note that this kit is sold out**  If you've been thinking about subbing to our This Life Noted kits, you may want to jump on board this month to avoid missing in the future. Although, Jessica does her best to prepare for future subs, sometime the demand becomes greater than the product on hand.  You can begin your subscription here.

Feel Again Kit


This love themed kit, makes me excited to scrap those photos I've been saving up for just the right papers and elements.  The clear tags, the flair buttons and those Fancy Pants Designs tickers are calling my name. Even if you're not crazy about "love" themed pages, the designs and elements of this kit would work just as well on baby, child, or simple friendship themed pages.

Feel Again Add-On


I'm excited to see those new My Mind's Eye hearts and arrows in a kit already, they've only recently been released.  And did you notice the 2 sets of alphas in this add on?  Two. How great is that?

Feel Again Stamp Set


Those Love Heart stamps....so great.

Mr. Big Stuff Kit

 
If bright, and romantic feel is not where you're at this month.  This versatile kit will be a perfect alternative.  Not only great for boy pages, but sports, outdoor, and family themed projects would all work nicely with this kit.  Did you notice the star veneers?  Those are huge right now in the industry, and make a perfect compliment to any scrappy project.

Mr. Big Stuff Add-On


There are so many fun little elements in this kit, it really is the perfect compliment to the main kit.  They go together like PB&J.  Who know Chic Tags, Simple Stories, and October Afternoon were the perfect compliments to one another?

Mr. Big Stuff Stamp Set


After so much eye candy, I hope you'll be able to decide on which kit you'll be choosing this month.  

January 23, 2014

Layouts I made during Christmas week

LG here with a few layouts to share with you using the November Colorblind kit and add on.

I am pretty sure that everyone is very busy the weekend before Christmas doing some holiday shopping, preparing for the festive meal, welcoming relatives coming from different places, and doing some gift wrapping. I am definitely doing all of those but was able to squeeze in some scrappy time with my 5 year old as a breather with this busy season.

My first layout is a quick one. No special techniques but just gluing everything together.



This type of layout is perfect if you only have a few minutes to spare to create a page. Don't over think it but make sure to use elements that goes well together. That is why working with kits is the best way to go. Everything is coordinated already and half of the work is already done for you.



For my next layout, I had more extra time to do some watercolor experimenting. Since my daughter was already painting on her table, I decided to join her and create my own background.



I used a few colors for my background blending it with lots of water. It was hard at first because it was not looking the way I wanted but once dried, the colors were subtle and well blended together.



January 21, 2014

Loving Gold

With the holidays over, I am sure we have accumulated a lot of memorable photos that we will truly treasure for a long time. What better way to keep these memories special by putting them on a layout or a mini album.

But what is the perfect theme to use as an inspiration for holiday photos? The color GOLD.



May it be a gold title, gold glitters sprinkled on the background, gold embellishments, gold star graffiti, gold paint, gold stitching, or gold trinkets - sky's the limit! Just add them to your layout or card and join this challenge.

For my layouts, I have used gold paint in two different ways. One for splattering and the other one for painting my chevron diecut.


For my first layout, I have used the October Never Tear Us Apart kit and add ons. This kit is perfect for your fall and Thanksgiving photos with all the yellow and the wood pattern embellishments. Despite not having a fall season nor Thanksgiving celebration here in the Philippines, I can use the theme of this kit as an inspiration and use everyday photos.


With all the earth tones on this gorgeous kit, the gold was the perfect touch that I need to give a glow to my page. Here, I have painted the chevron diecut with the gold paint that I bought from our local hardware store.


For my second layout, I have used November Colorblind kit and add ons. I adore this kit so much! It is very playful and fun to use with a big variety of embellishments to choose from, and eye candy colors. Gold will definitely add more pop with this kit.


I initially started adding texture to my background using white acrylic gesso paint on the bottom of a glass. Using the stamping technique, I have stamped circle texture onto my page. Then once dried, I added my photo and embellished my page with stickers, diecuts, enamel dots, buttons, thread, and the Maggie Holmes frame. My last touch was the gold splattered paint.

January 19, 2014

January Pagemap Contributor

We the Design Team of Scraptastic Club got very excited when we heard that we will be contributing for Becky's January sketches at Pagemap. I cannot remember the last time I did a layout for her so this is very thrilling.

Here was the sketch that was assigned to me:


It was a bit intimidating since I rarely add long journaling on my pages. It was definitely a challenge. Here is my take:

  
Here I have used some leftover scraps from the October kit. The photo was taken when my daughter just woke up on her 5th birthday.
 

Drop by at Pagemaps to see the rest of the sketches and layouts by the Scraptastic Design Team.

 

January 17, 2014

This Life Noted Kit

Happy Friday everyone!  I have used the January This Life Noted kit and some elements from the December kit.

This might be my 2013 week 53 spread but I am way behind my weekly album. I decided to work on it backwards as I catch up. This time around, I will have to work on it as fast as I can so that I can start with my 2014 album. I decided to mainly focus on photos while adding some inserts here and there and just put the designs on it.

Week 53 (Dec. 29 to 31)

Left Page

Right Page

Unlike before, I spend so much time designing each card. This time around, I did some minimal designs to make my pacing fast. I added the journaling on my photos directly and the embellishments were concentrated on the inserts. I also turned my photos to black and white to make the colors pop since the January This Life Noted kit is composed of some fun colorful elements.
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Happy Weekend!!!