Always Wonder

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and kraft linen brown neutral with barbed wire heart chipboard frame. Featuring Maja Denim and Friends papers, 49&Market flowers, Tim Holtz phrase chips and wood slices with mica flakes and Lindy's sprays and Kaisercraft Kaisermist

Happy Friday, crafters! Today I have a layout I created for the International Scrapbook Garden Design Team, featuring the Toolshed: Winter Adventures kit.

The kit features the gorgeous Maja paper collection Denim and Friends, and I am over the moon for it. That polka dot paper I used for the title (Paisley B-side) may be my favorite paper. Ever. You don't get the full effect of it here, because I only had a scrap left over after creating my last project (Pure Delight), but I had to use up every little scrap. I know you scrappers know that feeling: when your heart does a little pitter patter of contentment when you find something you just luuurve.

The kit also includes goodies from 49&Market, Tim Holtz, Gabrielle Pollacco, and more. Scroll down for details and to the bottom for a complete list of products used. 


I love the natural elements in this kit. They appeal to my rustic side and love of the natural world. Getting that on a scrapbook page is so exciting!

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and kraft linen brown neutral with barbed wire heart chipboard frame. Featuring Maja Denim and Friends papers, 49&Market flowers, Tim Holtz phrase chips and wood slices with mica flakes and Lindy's sprays and Kaisercraft Kaisermist

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and kraft linen brown neutral with barbed wire heart chipboard frame. Featuring Maja Denim and Friends papers, 49&Market flowers, Tim Holtz phrase chips and wood slices with mica flakes and Lindy's sprays and Kaisercraft Kaisermist

The barbed wire heart frame from Creative Embellishments is a fun way to frame our boys in our hearts!

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and kraft linen brown neutral with barbed wire heart chipboard frame. Featuring Maja Denim and Friends papers, 49&Market flowers, Tim Holtz phrase chips and wood slices with mica flakes and Lindy's sprays and Kaisercraft Kaisermist

 The 49&Market Garden Seeds Flowers in Linen are beautiful paired Tim Holtz's wood slices and nature's glitter: mica flakes.


Gabrielle Pollacco was one of the first scrapbookers I discovered the online scrapbooking community, and I was so excited to find one of her templates in the main kit! 

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and kraft linen brown neutral with barbed wire heart chipboard frame. Featuring Maja Denim and Friends papers, 49&Market flowers, Tim Holtz phrase chips and wood slices with mica flakes and Lindy's sprays and Kaisercraft Kaisermist

I used the DecoArt Snow-Tex Snowflake Paste from the mixed media kit over the stencil and dry brushed over it with Kaisercraft's Kaisermist in Denim (also in the mixed media kit). 

Products Used


Mat Paper: Snapshots (B-side)
Title: Maja Denim and Friends - Paisley

TCW Gabrielle Pollacco 6x6 template Wanderlust
Dritz Dark Denim Patch
Tim Holtz Wood slices

Creative Embellishments Barbed Heart

49 & Market Garden Seeds - Linen
Tim Holtz Ideology Quote Chips

Lindy’s Flat Fabio Spray Tweedle Dee Denim
DecoArt Snow-Tex Snowflake Paste
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Henna
Kaisercraft Kaisermist Denim


Don't forget to join our Facebook Group for more inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend :)




Pure Delight

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

Hi all! I am so excited to share my first layout created with the Toolshed: Winter Adventures Kit from International Scrapbook Garden. All of the kits from ISBG have been amazing, and this one made my heart do a little happy dance. 

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

The funny thing is that it ostensibly a winter kit, but I found myself scrapping some summer pictures (even though we live here in Minnesota and you'd think I would have a gazillion winter pics!). I didn't have any printed and I couldn't wait another single minute to dig in and get my fingers all glue-sticky. But there is so much versatility here, it didn't really matter. 

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

The papers I in this kit are from Maja's Denim and Friends collection. I am in LOVE with this collection! It's been a running theme here, trying to scrap "boyish" when I am naturally drawn to pink and flowers. With these papers, and everything in the kit, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

Everything I used is from the kit. I used my Cricut Explore to cut the star and the letters.

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips

I love love love these Quote Chips from Tim Holtz!

Mixed media scrapbook layout in blue and brown on wood grain background, Maja Denim and Friends papers, birch bark, star, polka dots, striped paper, wooden embellishments with misting and Tim Holtz quote chips


Products Used



Papers: Maja Denim and Friends 
Wood
Paisley
Pocket Square
Leather

Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Love Flourishes
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Farmer Jeans
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Branch Bark
Maya Road Ken Oliver Vintage Ornate Buttons
Docrafts Papermania Denim Blue Star Tags
Tim Holtz Wood slices

Tim Holtz Ideology Quote Chips
Bella Blue Flowers
Wilson Birch Bark

Lindy’s Flat Fabio Spray Tweedle Dee Denim
Kaisercraft Kaisermist Denim

Stop on over to check out the Winter Adventures Kit from International Scrapbook Garden and grab one before they are gone. And be sure to join our Facebook page for more ideas and inspiration!








Brand New Challenge + January Kit Reveals

New Challenge

Hi all! I wanted to share the exciting news: there's a brand new challenge mood board this month, thanks to International Scrapbook Garden.

Join the ISBG Facebook Group if you haven’t already, create a layout/card/project using the mood board below, and post it to the folder in our Facebook group.  You are not required to use ISBG kits, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. A winner will be chosen at random  on February 15th for a $25 credit in the ISBG store.


Here are the other requirements and details for participation:

- Your layout must be new as of January 2018
- No Digital Layouts
- Follow our Blog
- Post your entry on your blog and Facebook page with a mention and link back to this challenge on the blog and Facebook
- Open to anyone, subscribers and non-subscribers, world-wide
- Receive an extra entry for using our kits

We can't wait to see what you create!

Kit Reveals


Check out these amazing kits from International Scrapbook Garden!

January Garden Kit Reveal
First up is our January Garden Kit Reveal: Kisses and Snowflakes.  I think you are gonna love this kit full of pretty pinks, purples, teals, and wintery grays!
Both our kits this month have elements of wintery snow days mixed with Hearts and Love for upcoming Valentines.  Kisses and Snowflakes features the new paper line Northern Lights from 7 Dots and Art Journey from 13 Arts.  
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This kit is filled with embellishments including a Kaisercraft stamp for Valentines Day, some Prima Zella Teal Word Stickers, 7 Dots Die Cuts and Tags, Prills, Gems, Buttons, 2 chalk inks, beautiful coordinating flowers, ribbon and More!
If you are a paper hoarder like me, we also have a Bonus Paper Kit available which coordinates nicely with the teals and grays in the main kit.  If you haven't gotten your hands on the brand new BoBunny line Winter Playground, now is your chance with this bonus kit!
Of course with all the extra paper, we need more embellishments.  Well, we have those too with the Bonus Embellishment kit!
And because you can never have too many flowers, we have an Extra Blooms bonus kit!
Do you love chipboard as much as I do?  If so, this next Bonus kit is just for you!  
And if you love to get your hands dirty, the Mixed Media Bonus kit is coordinated to perfectly match this kit and really add WOW to your layouts and projects.
If you enjoy making cards and mini albums we have a kit for you too with the Fairy Garden Bonus Kit.  Here you can grab almost all the paper in the main and bonus kits in a 6x6 size perfect for cards and mini projects.
We also have an option to double the paper in the kits so you have the opportunity to use both sides, or you can buy just the kit paper here if you don't want to buy the whole kit.  We have many purchase options and you can pick up just the kits that interest you!  And remember, if you sign up as a subscriber you can save on your kits every month and reserve them so you won't miss any! 

January Toolshed Kit Reveal

Next up is our January Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures featuring the new paper line Denim and Friends from Maja Design.  The Maja releases are always so big and expensive.  Here we have them discounted in the kits, so this is your chance to grab the entire line for less between both the main kit and the Bonus paper kit!
This paper line is full of pretty blues, browns, and teals and is great for generic layouts, but they can also be easily converted into wintery snowy layouts with just the right tools and embellishments.  And valentines doesn't always have to be pink!  So we have some hearts in this one too!  
WinterAdventuresPaper.jpg
This kit is packed with embellies as well including some real Jean material, a 6x6 template, Rustic Snow shovel, Fab Scraps and Creative Embellishments Chipboard, Wood slices, Resin Clocks, Jean Buttons, Tags, 2 Chalk Inks, and more! 
If you want to get your hands on the rest of this paper line, it is discounted here in the Bonus Paper kit.
And we have a bonus embellishment kit for the Toolshed too!  This kit includes elements to convert some of the blue papers into nice snowy, woodsy layouts, and if you need flowers, you can always find a few in this kit!
 This month the Bonus Chipboard Kit includes snowflakes and hearts, and also some more generic options for a little versatility.  
And what does chipboard sometimes need? Mixed Media!  We have a great combination of tan, blue, and teal below and of course some much needed snowflake paste for those winter layouts!
We also have a Fairy Garden Bonus kit available with the Toolshed kit for making more masculine cards, mini albums, and projects.  This kit includes all the paper in both kits in 6x6 size!
And lastly we have a Double It! option for all the paper in the Winter Adventure kit.  So if you want to use both sides of your paper, or just get your hands on this very versatile line of Maja paper at a discount, now is your chance!
I hope you will be inspired by the Mood board above and our kits to create something beautiful and amazing!  Please join us this month in our first challenge for a chance to win a gift card to the store.  And if you are looking for more inspiration, check back in a couple of days for some brand new layouts from the incredible design team using these new kits!
Hope to see you soon in our Facebook group!  
Happy Scrapping!

Wonderland - CSI

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

January has brought in cold weather and snow here in Minnesota, so for this layout I dug out a summery picture {to reminisce about those sunny days that seems so long ago and so far away} for the first CSI Design Team project this year. The format has changed a bit from last year. Check out the case file below. You now have more freedom in your inspiration, so it's even easier to solve the challenge.


Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Alice in Wonderland themed scrapbook layout page with die cut rabbit, kite, flag, pennant bunting, and patterned papers in stripes and polka dots in red, olive green, and aqua blue.

Hope your new year is off to a great start. Happy scrapping, and be sure to get in on the challenge over at CSI!

January Challenge Round Up



It's not only a new month, it's a new year. Start it off in a fun and productive way by getting some of the pictures in your to-do pile scrapped. As always, the scrapbook challenge community has some awesome challenges for us this month to inspire us!


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Find their rules here.
Challenge: Try something new this month. Use something new you received over the holidays, use an unused stamp from an older stamp set you’ve had in your stash a while, try a new technique, etc.


Find their rules here.

Challenge:
 Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project.





Entries: You may enter more than once in any month as long as each item is with a different creation.
Combinations: Combine with a sketch challenge only.

Creative Embellishments

Find their rules on post page.
Challenge: Photo inspiration, with a twist to use glitter.



Combinations: Allowed

CSI: Major Case File

http://csichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/major-case-file-no-225-deadline-march.html
Find their rules here.

Challenge: Photo inspiration.



Entries allowed: Unlimited!
Note: Check the CSI site on the 15th for the "Minor" case file challenge.

Find their rules here.
Challenge: 




ALL projects must have a Kraft background.  (this can include Kraft patterned paper) The Kraft must be the hero of your background, not simply patterned paper mounted on Kraft. Let the Kraft shine!
Combinations: All entries must be created exclusively for the Kraft+ challenge only and not combined with any other challenges.

Lasting Memories

lasting memories scrapbooking layout challenges
View their rules here.
Challenge: Word play
12/31 - Happy
1/7 - Love
1/14 - Dream
1/21 - Adventure
Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)
Deadline: January 27

Let's Get Sketchy

Find their rules here.


Challenge: 
Sketch Challenge 




Entries allowed: One per per challenge
Combination rules: No other sketch challenges
Note: Check back on the 15th for the mid-month challenge.


Mixed Media Monthly

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Create a mixed media project celebrating the "new" whether it's new things happening in life, new crafty goodies you just got or new techniques/materials.



Entries: Up to 5 times
Combinations: No more than 4 others.
Instructions
  1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
  2. You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
  3. Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post 
  4. Add a link to your direct post

Mixed Media Place

Find their rules on the post page.
Challenge: Mood Board



Deadline: January 19th

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Must use the word inspiration and color combination.


Combinations: No more than 2 other challenges. More than that will not be eligible for prizes.

Off The Rails

Find their rules here.
Challenge: All about babies.




Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Scrap Our Stash

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Golden globe challenge. Create a winter themed layout OR use the word winter in your title AND.... you must add either white ink/paint splashes, snow or white sequins to you layout.



Deadline: 29th
Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.
Note: Check back on the 15th for the second monthly challenge.

Scrap the Boys

Find their rules here.
Challenge: 




Combination rules: No combinations allowed. Must be exclusive to StB.
Prizes: Australian residents only eligible for sponsored prizes. International entry winners will be offered a GDT spot.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: 




Deadline: 29th
Entries allowed: Unlimited
Combination rules: Combine with no more than one.

Scrapping Outback

Find their rules on the post page.

Challenge: 
Combinations: No other judged challenges that award prizes. Inspiration challenges are fine. 

Sketches in Thyme

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch challenge




Combinations: Yes.
NoteAnyone can enter, however you must be a follower and complete both sketches to be eligible to win the prize. Check back on the 15th for the second sketch challenge.

Stick it Down

Find their rules here.

Challenge:
 One and two page sketch challenges






Combinations: Encouraged

Stuck?! Sketches

Find their rules here.


Challenge: Sketch Challenge





Combination rules: Up to three other non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
Deadline: 
Note: Check back on the 15th for sketch challenge #2


White...With One

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Use white with...Bayou Blue.




Create a layout using 85% white and this month's color. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour on your layout, unless it is the specified colour for that month.
Combinations: With a sketch challenge only.
Prize: Australian / New Zealand entries are only eligible for the main monthly sponsored prizes. There is a separate prize for International entries. 


Are you up to the challenge? There's a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!