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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

Memory Lane with Sandi

FabScraps, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello, everyone! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

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Sandi Clarkson here with you today to share another layout created with the March-April "A Rustic Spring" Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden. 

I took some photo editing privileges to alter this sweet bride's color scheme to suit my needs. Although I'm not usually a huge fan of pink, this sweet Fabscraps paper called out to me! So, I went all pink! 

I kept my mixed media to a minimum this time around and stenciled with the Prima chalk edger in Blossom. When the layout was complete, I splattered with watered down white paint from my stash and with some of the Shimmerz Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz. 

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I was thrilled to make use of the gorgeous chipboard Art Doors Set 1 from Creative Embellishments which I simply gessoed and then layered in staggered amongst my embellishment layers.

Here you can see the large 49 and Market Garden vine which looks more pink to me but is called pale lavender. I've used some of the other 49 and Market florals from the Kit and add-ons, as well some of the white chipboard leaf flourishes.

The large pinky-peach flower and the lace appliqués are from Tresors de Luxe. This was originally planned as a combined design team project. However, Lucy is changing her format going forward.

My photo layers are from the BoBunny Cottontail papers.

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More gorgeous 49 and Market flowers, Shimmer and Shine plus an awesome Junk Findings street sign.

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Along with the Prima butterfly, I added another of the Fabscraps vellum stickers. 

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Just one more shot of the beautiful vine and some of the wee mixology florals.

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Lots of gorgeous dimension on this one!
All in all, a rather simple page.

Here's a Main Kit photo for you but I do receive ALL the add-ons and they quickly become part of all my projects! Can't help myself!

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I'll see you next time!
In the meantime, happy creating!

XO,
Sandi

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Products used:

Fabscraps Simple Pleasures
BoBunny Cottontail Hippity Hop
49 and Market chipboard Happy Moments, leaf flourishes
Creative Embellishments Arched Doors Set 1
49 and Market Shimmer and Shine Blush Garden
49 and Market Floral Mixology, Pink Flamingo
49 and Market Garden Vine, pale lavender
Prima SII Pearls, Cream
TCW Stencil, Mini Floral Flourish
KaiserCraft Romantique Clear Stamp
Fabscraps Blessing Sentiments
Prima vellum butterflies, #631277
Slimmers Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz
Prima chalk edger, Blossom
Prima Shabby Chic streetsign

From my stash:
Tresors de Luxe lace and chiffon flower
white paint

Oh So Happy

49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello! I'm Vivian Lake and today I would like to share my 4th project with you using the newest toolshed kit, 'Colorburst'. This kit is full of ephemera perfect for those masculine layouts you've been putting off . . . hint hint!!! My previous pages have been heavy on mixed media, so I went with a different style of layering and stitching lots of the die cuts that come in the kit.

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I did use word stamps from my stash, as well as stitching and thread.
But everything else is from the kit.

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I liked making the layout look a little messy with loose thread here and there. I also like the "layered" stamp look achieved by mixing and matching small number and word stamps.

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More stitching and layers!!

Supplies:

ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Embellishment Bonus kit
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Bonus Chipboard
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Mixed Media (Lindy's Starburst Cathedral Pines Green)

My own stash:

Clear Gesso
Black Gesso
Word stamps by Heidi Swapp
Date Stamp
Sewing machine and black thread