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49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello there! My name is Vivian Lake and I want to share with you my latest project using the International Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: Colorburst.

So far, I have made five pages with this kit and love them all. It is so full of masculine goodies that it is just brilliant for any boyish pages you want to make. The kit has lots of items from 49 and MarketLindy's Stamp GangCreative Embellishments and 7 Dots Studio . . . you just can't go wrong. All supplies are listed at the end of my post.

One of my son's last 5th grade projects was called "The Decades Project" and he was part of the 1910's and 20's group. The kids were encouraged to dress up according to the time period they represented. We just couldn't resist. My husband and son made an evening of it and bought a suit closely matching the time period. I found a hat on Amazon and well. . . . you can see the results. He shined at school all day, refusing to change. I think he secretly loved all the attention.

This is also the same time of year that blue bonnets bloom here in Texas. Lots of moms were asking about getting photos of their kids and blue bonnets on FB. I bragged online saying  . . . . "eat your heart out, blue bonnets". Even boys need to be taught to be comfortable with how they look and feel in their own skin.

Without further ado, here it is. I hope my work inspires you.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

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Most of this page is from the kit, the main exception is the Tim Holtz' metal embellishments.

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I love layering die cuts. Having a small cluster away from the main photo keeps your eye moving.

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I am learning that it is ok to add flowers to "boy" layouts. By adding the metal embellishments, I believe it helps the page retain it's masculine feel. Without the metal, I felt my page was just a bit too "flat" feeling.

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I layered tags and frames here. This is a great way to keep my stash from becoming overwhelming in my crafty space.

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I added black acrylic paint splatters at the end. My page looked "fine" without it, but the splatters give it that final mixed media touch we all love.

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The mixed media kit come with Paste-eez "Hold the Mustard". I lightly added this with my pinky finger all over the page. It really made the green and teal colors "pop" and added a brightness to my page, which otherwise felt rather dark.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!!

Supplies:

International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Main Kit
International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Embellishment Bonus Kit
International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Mixed Media Kit

My Stash:
Black Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz' metal embellishments
Dymo Label
Gray Thread
Black Archival Ink
Lindy's Flat Spray: C'est la vie Cerise

Beauty Lies Within Each of Us

49 and Market, Bo Bunny, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

This is my last design team project for The International Scrapbook Garden! I am sad that there will be no more kits for awhile, but I hope that Tracie starts curating them again soon because she is so good at it!

I decided to create a simple card using the Rustic Spring kit, partly because I needed to write back to my aunt and I wanted a nice handmade card to send to her.

A couple months ago I found a pack of blank white notecards in the $1 spot at Target, so that's what I've been using to create my handmade cards. For this one, I just adhered some of the Bo Bunny paper onto the front of the card and filled in any blank spots with a 49 and Market branding strip, the one that said "Beauty Lies Within Each of Us". That's a very nice sentiment!

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Then I added all my leftover 49 and Market Floral Mixology Blue Hawaiian flowers to the printed vase on the patterned paper to create some dimension there, tied the pink twine into a bow, and hot glued it to the vase.

Then I just did some black inking around the edge of the card for added effect and to make everything stand out more. It couldn't have been easier!

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing what I've created with The International Scrapbook Garden kits. I know I have enjoyed working with them! And don't forget that you can still purchase past kits and individual items from the shop.

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Happy Spring! Happy Mother's Day!

FabScraps, 49 and Market, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

It's another beautiful Spring Day here.  I have been working on this door hanger this week, using the Garden Kit:  A Rustic Spring and I also used lovely flowers from the add-on from the Extra Blooms Kit.  I also used the Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding on the title.  Extras I used were Shimmerz Texturez in Tidy Widy from an earlier kit, and acrylic paints in green and yellow from my stash.  Also there is a splash of spots in Penny for Your Thoughts Inklingz.  I also added three rusty butterflies!

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And a close up of the texture and beautiful flowers!  I also really like the variegated effect on the Bloom where you are Planted chipboard piece!

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the awesome products at the International Scrapbook Garden!

Happy late Mother's Day, from me and Tracie, and all of us at the ISBG!

~ Victoria