The International Scrapbook Garden

Prima Sweet Peppermint

Snow Day

The Garden Kit, Bo BunnyTracie ShumanComment

Happy Wednesday! It's Laurie again. Here's another fun layout I made using The International Scrapbook Garden Kisses and Snowflakes kit. I had a picture of my daughter looking warily at the snow back in December, and I just knew that I wanted to incorporate some of that Aleene's Glitter Snow onto a layout with it, so that's what I did!

For this one, I used the BoBunny Winter Playground Forest and Fun papers. I just loved the slate pattern for the background because it mimicked the exterior of our house and our front walk so well.

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I cut the other patterned paper into not quite half and separated it on the page so that I had two distinct sides. One side had my picture, and the other side was just going to be embellishments. It's amazing how much strategy goes into trying to make embellishments look lighthearted and as if they just happened to fall into place willy-nilly. Geesh!

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I really loved how the teal and silver of the Prima Zella Teal Butterfly Kisses flowers and the Prima Zella Teal word stickers fit so well with the BoBunny papers, but I also used some of the BoBunny Winter Playground sticker tags, too.

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And I covered the Creative Embellishments Falling Snow set in the Nuvo Embellishments Mousse Lilac Lavender, which gave it a nice silvery purple sheen, and that fit really well with all of the silver and teal on this layout.

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I thought about doing something with the Creative Embellishments chipboard words that I used for my title (a combination of one of the Blizzard Word Set and Love Day), but I decided to leave them as they were so that they would easily be read.

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You'll see in the close-ups that there are hints of the Aleene's Glitter Snow here and there. I also tried to paint it on some of the swirls that were in the patterned paper. I think it shows up pretty well on the paper and ends up giving the swirls some nice texture.

Other supplies used:
Shimmerz Vibez Grape Escape
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Island Lagoon
Prima Sweet Peppermint Glitter Leaf Stems
Prima Zella Teal Ephemera/Tags
Kaisercraft Pearls Teal
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Attic Dust
Darice Finishing Accents Snowflake Brads

Even though March is on its way, there's still time to get your own Kisses and Snowflakes kit! Stop by the store today!

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Let The Wind Kiss Your Face

7 Dots, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello, scrappy friends! 

Sandi here with you today sharing another DT project created with the January Garden Kit and bonus kits from International Scrapbook Garden Kisses and Snowflakes.

For this layout, I opted to go cold and wintry and decided to go with more of the gray, silvery tones of the Kit with just a wink of teal. When I look out the window of my craft room, all I see right now is gray.  While I'm anxious for Spring, there is beauty to be found in Winter's colors. 

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I did less mixed media on this project but still primed with clear gesso and then added streaks of the Glitter Snow. For color, I used white gesso and some of the teal Prima chalk edger. I prepared the Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces (Blizzard Word Set and Dripping Hearts Lace Border) with gesso and then painted them white. To make the title a little more chilly feeling, I used some white embossing powder from my stash. 

Also from my stash, I've used some paper doilies and cheesecloth for layers. 

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The Snip Art chipboard Frame was also painted white and used as a layer, as was the Dripping Hearts Border. For more layers I used the Emphemera from Prima's Zella Teal collection.  A pretty silver flower was created with the singles in the Kit along with a brad from my stash.
In the background, you can see some of the stamping done with the KaiserCraft Clear Stamp.

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More beautiful Prima flowers from Zella Teal along with a tiny vintage Prima flower.

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I've tucked in more ephemera and used the wonderful Snowflake brads from the Main Kit. And although, you wouldn't look for butterflies this time of year, I've added one for color and texture.

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Loved embossing this little guy and mounting him on a strip of ephemera and foam tape.

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I've scattered some of the KaiserCraft Teal Pearls around and dabbed everything with a coat of white gesso. Lastly, some watered down gesso was splattered about.

If you don't have a Kisses and Snowflakes kit, I hope you'll try to grab one before they are gone.

Here is a list of supplies used:
7 Dots Northern Light Frayed Knot
KaiserCraft Clear Stamp PS I Love You
KaiserCraft Teal Pearls
Prima Aire Collection flowers
Prima Color Philosophy Poison Love
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Prima Flowers #597153
Prima Sweet Peppermint Leaves #590680
Silver Flowers
Creative Embellishments Blizzard Word Set Chipboard
Creative Embellsihements Dripping Hearts Lace Border Chipboard
Prima Attic Dust Chalk Edge
Prima Zella Teal Ephemera
Prima Zella Teal Word Stickers
Darice Snowflake Brads
Snip Art Chipboard Frame

Thanks for coming by the blog today. See you next time!
Sandi

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"Dream" with Sandi Clarkson

7 Dots, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello there, everyone!
Sandi here with you today.
Thanks for bearing with me during the very long process of packing, moving and unpacking. It's gone on far too long ... but we are getting settled.

I'm here today with my DT debut with the Kisses and Snowflakes kits.
I have recently joined the Design Team there and will be designing with the Garden Kit.
They have such beautiful Kits with gorgeous supplies including bonus kits ... and focus on the "harder to find" international paper collections.

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So, here is my first project where I'm using the 7 Dots Boardwalk paper as my base. Love this paper!

The photo is of my granddaughter MacKayla working with her horses in the bitter Kentucky cold. I hoped for a frosty look, so there is lots of shine that doesn't quite come across in photos. After doing some background mixed media work using the Bonus Kit supplies, I started layering and adding my embellishments.

Here is a photo of the Main Kit and a link to the store.
Kisses and Snowflakes kits

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Here are some close-ups:

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On the background I've used clear gesso to prime, then pushed super heavy gesso through the Prima Stencil included in the Embellishment Bonus Kit. Then I added depth with the Main Kit Kaiser Craft stamp using both black ink as well as the purple Color Philosophy found in the Mixed Media Kit.

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I added color of course, using the Shimmerz Vibez in Grape Escape from the Mixed Media Kit.  It pairs beautifully with the Purple Prills from the Main Kit. I grabbed embellishments from all the various kits but was sure to include the Prima Zella Teal Ephemera.

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I adore the wood veneer snowflakes from the Main Kit! I've tucked them in amongst my flowers which are from both the Main Kit and from the Flower add-on.

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Scrapberry makes the most divine Flair and these are included in the Main Kit. And there are lots of pearls and rhinestones to embellish. with.

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Just a couple of views from the side. The colors all played so well together!

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Here is a list of supplies used:
7 Dots Northern Light Board Games
7 Dots Northern Lights Frosted
7 Dots Northern Light Tags
7 Dots Northern Lights Die Cut Elements
7 Dots Northern Lights Word Stickers
KaiserCraft Clear Stamp PS I Love You
KaiserCraft Teal Pearls
Dovecraft Perfectly Pink Adhesive Gems
Shimmerz Grape Escape Vibez
Prima Stencil #585020
Prima Color Philosophy Poison Love
Scrapberry Create Wonder Flair
Plum Crazy Prills
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Prima Flowers #597153
Prima Sweet Peppermint Leaves #590680
Petaloo Mixed Blooms
Silver Flowers
Wood Veneer Snowflakes
Prima Attic Dust and Blossom Red Chalk Edger
Prima Zella Teal Ephemera

The Bonus Kit:

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Thanks for coming by today!
I'm so happy to be scrapping again!!!

If you are looking for a new Kit Club, I can highly recommend checking us out HERE Also, we have a Facebook Group which is a growing community for kit subscribers and other crafters.

Hugs,
Sandi

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