Sketch Challenge Winner!

Posted on September 30, 2014 by

HI! Ria on the blog today with the  lucky winner of our September sketch challenge. Congrats to Wendy Antenucci! Here is a look at the fun layout Wendy created with the September kit and sketch by Kristine Davidson.

We just love to see what you create with the kits and the fabulous sketches by Kristine. We thank everyone who participated in our challenge this month! Look for the October sketch and challenge coming next week.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!



Posted in Monthly Sketch, September 2014 Kits


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

Hi there! It's Jennifer here to share another layout I created using this month's Paper Camellia kit! Each month I am blown away by all of the beautiful papers and embellishments! It makes it so fun to create! I used the American Crafts Blush cardstock as my base, followed by a 11x11 piece of white cardstock.

I love using these American Crafts Shimelle Glitter Gold foam Thickers on my pages! These lovely letters are a part of the main kit! Gold goes with just about anything!


I layered two of the pieces from the Crate Paper Notes and Things Sticker Sheet found in the September Add

I used a Silhouette cut file and white cardstock for my background. I then used different sized circle punches to add I some color. I also added more pieces from the Crate Paper Sticker Sheet as well as beautiful Studio Calico white vellum and enamel shapes from My Mind's Eye.

Be sure to check out the Paper Camellia shop for more goodies! And don't forget to check out next month's sneaks!

Have a great day!

Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, September 2014 Kits

Stop Here

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

Hey everyone, Amy here to share a layout I created using the gorgeous September kits and the fabulous sketch by Kristine!  I am a huge fan of sketches, and Kristine's never disappoint.  Here is the sketch, just in case you need a refresher.
Here is my take on the sketch.
I pretty much followed it to a T, besides flip-flopping the pictures.  I love starting with a sketch, it always made it so easy to complete a layout.  Now it's your turn.  You have three more days to submit a project based on this sketch to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Camellia shop.  You can find all the information for the sketch challenge here.
Have a great day!

Posted in Amy Coose, September 2014 Kits, Sketch Challenge

More Sketch Inspiration

Posted on September 23, 2014 by

Hello friends! Jennifer here today to show a layout I created using this month's sketch by the lovely Kristine Davidson! It was a lot of fun layering the beautiful patterns of September's kit using the sketch!

I love the Crate Paper Notes and Things Chipboard Frames that come in the Main Kit. You receive three of each! Here, I adhered one over patterned paper, then added pieces of ephemera from the Shimelle collection. 


 Again, I used more layers....I tend to use lots of little tid bits to peek out from under my photos. I used more of the Shimelle Ephemera (also in the Main Kit), as well as the October Afternoon Label Stickers from their Public Library collection.

How adorable are these My Mind's Eye "Just Sayin" Enamel dots? I clustered a few in the upper corner of my page. Also, you can see a small snippet of the washi tape from Sticker Stop.

Another one of my favorite pieces of the September Main kit are these American Craft Gold Glitter Foam Stickers from the Shimelle collection! These letters go perfectly on just about any project!

Have you created your own layout based on this month's sketch using a Paper Camellia kit? A winner will be chosen at random from all entries now through September 27th, 2014 for a chance to win a $10 GC to the Paper Camellia shop. Link your layout in the comments of this post or upload to our Community Gallery HERE. Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Have a great day!

Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, September 2014 Kits, Sketch Challenge

Everyday Life with Janice

Posted on September 20, 2014 by

Hi everyone! Today I'm highlighting a few pictures that I included in my September Everyday Life kit layouts. These are 4 x 6 pictures that I wouldn't normally think to accessorize but I've done so because I continue to be challenged to think outside the box.

I've said before that my natural tendency is to keep things simple in order for the picture to remain the main focus.

With each kit, I've been able to step beyond my comfort zone and use frames and overlays that I probably wouldn't go out and buy. 

How are you challenged to think outside the box when it comes to scrapbooking?

Posted in Everyday Life Kit, Janice Matsunaga, September 2014 Kits

Good Times

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

Ni Hao everyone! Jen here sharing a layout I made with September's Everyday Life kit. You know when you have a layout  in your head and for some reason the stars won't align and you just can't seem to get that layout to come together like you imagined. This was one of those layouts for me. Actually I did have the layout just how I wanted it but right at the last moment I spilt ink on it. Right in the middle of my favourite card from this month's kit, the "good times" card. Not thinking, I then tried to wipe it off... EPIC MESS!! So it was a make it work moment.  I do really love the end result but am still haunted by it's ghost of what I wanted it to be.

What do you do when your layout takes a turn you weren't planning? Do you often end up with happy accidents?

Posted in Jen Ritchie, September 2014 Kits

Go worth & stitch!

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Hello everyone! Today I want to share some of the in-depth stitching I recently created on a layout. Usually I love the way that stitching can lend that finishing touch to a project. In this case it ups the ante a little and serves as more of a focal point. The subtle lines on this 8x8 patterned paper inspired me to stitch on each one and carry the criss-cross pattern onto the card stock background. If you use stitching in this way it creates a lovely texture that is not only visually interesting but also begs to be touched.

To achieve perfectly straight (or as close to perfect as I can) lines, I first use a ruler and trace very faint lines on the paper. These lines tend to keep me on track more easily than when I previously just used the guides on the sewing machine. Before trimming the extra string I go in and very gently erase any hint of pencil marks left behind. It's as easy as that! Go forth and stitch your hearts out!

Thank you for visiting the blog today!


Posted in Elizabeth Gardner, September 2014 Kits

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