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Waiting for Spring

Maja Design, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Happy Thursday!  Victoria back again to show you a tag that I made using components from the Tool Shed Kit:  Winter Adventure.


From the kit:

Maja Designs Denim & Friends - Fashion
Maja Designs papers from the card add on kit
Bark kiln dried Birch
Chip board
Blue Flower
Prima Resin Clock
Kaiser Mist Denim


Ribbon from Webster's design
Twine Jilly Bean Soup
Shimmers Texturez Tidy Widy (from the October Kit)
Stars and Dew Drops Queen and Company
Mist in opaque white
Prima paper clay and face mold


I am pretty happy with the way the ice came out.  I sprayed the chipboard two times with the Kaiser Mists in Denim.  When that had dried thoroughly, I sprayed with an opaque white mist that reactivated the Kaiser mist and created the marbled look.  Finally, once that was dry, I painted dots and splashes of dark color to add emphasis and dimension.  


I have been trying out "new" techniques to add to my mixed media.  I used Mod Podge in Matte to adhere the wood strips to the tag.  I love the idea of using natural kiln dried wood on my projects.  I also really loved the difference between the exterior lighter color and the interior color, much more of a reddish brown.  I also made the face from Prima's paper clay.  I let it dry over night turning occasionally so it dried evenly.  I then used the Kaiser Mist in Denim for two coats, drying between each.  I love how the shimmer "drifted" down into the expression.  I adhered the face, once dry to the flower.  The title piece was completed on white card stock on my printer with one of my favorite fonts: Bookman Old Style.  Not sure why I like that one so much, but I find myself using it often.

Anyway, I am looking forward to longer days and the change of seasons.  Hope you enjoyed this tag and let me know if I can tell you anything else about the techniques I used.

Have a great week and see you again soon!

~ Victoria

Choose to Shine

Maja Design, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hey everyone Kim here, I'm back today to share another layout created using the January toolshed kit: Winter Adventures. This kit is filled with the Denim and Friends paper line from Maja Designs. It's great for masculine or winter pages.

Here is my layout:


This kit is filled with a lot of fun embellishments. The mixed media kit compliments everything so well. I used items from the main kit as well as the bonus embellishment and mixed media kits.

Here are some close up:


I used the Lindy's spray from the mixed media kit  for the background. I also used some gold mist from Prima and some white ink, both from my stash.


There are fun chipboard pieces in the main kit as well as the chipboard bonus kit. The chipboard pocket pieces are everything. To color mine and give it the distresses look, I just ran the chalk ink (in the main kit) lightly over the chipboard to get the desired color.

That star is real denim and was included in the kit. I just kinda stuffed it in the pocket. The button (also in the main kit) was added to make it look like a real pocket.


I also did a bit of masking to the background using the stencil in the main kit. Also showing more of the fun chipboard. I just used some navy blue embossing powder on it. The dry wall tape is from my stash. I just colored it using the same chalk ink from the kit.

Here are the kits I used for this layout: 


That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by!


Always Wonder

Maja Design, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

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!


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


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


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

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


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Have a wonderful weekend :)