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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

Rainbow Painter

7 Dots, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment
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Hi all! I was so in love with this month's kit from International Scrapbook Garden. If you caught my last two layouts (here and here), you know how versatile the goodies in the Colorburst kit are. I chose more muted tones for the last two layouts to satisfy my own scrapping mood, but I wanted to do something with the more colorful elements in the kit. The Creative Embellishments chipboard title "Color My World" was perfect, and of course perfect for a picture of my own little rainbow maker, the painter of the colors in my world.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Father and Son Love with Kim

49 and Market, 7 Dots, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hey everyone, today I'm sharing my last layout I created using the April Toolshed kit: Colorburst from The International Scrapbook Garden. This kit is filled with papers from 7 Dots and 49 &Market. I have had an amazing time designing with these kits, but due circumstances I must step down from the team. So today I leave you with a very special layout.

Here is my layout:

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This is such a special layout. It is one of the last photos my dad and brother took together before dad died a few months later. Even though dad was so thin, you can still see how much they look alike.

I used items from the main kit, the mediums kit, the bonus paper kit and the embellishment kit. I pulled in a few things from my stash to add as well.

Here are some close up:

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  I used lots of the chipboard on this layout. I took the pebble panel and cut it into pieces. I layered it around the layout. Because I had used the other black pieces of chipboard I wanted to keep these pieces black as well. So I gave all the naked chipboard a coat of black gesso, then I went over it with black distress ink.

Here is more of that great chipboard. I love the clock and gear corner piece. It was a bonus that they were black. Yes, I snuck in a flower.

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Here you can see that great clock/gear corner piece. I didn't have to do much to the background as the paper was already distressed.

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 Here are the kits I used for this layout:

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It has been a pleasure designing for International Scrapbook Garden. I will miss these masculine kits. They have truly pushed me beyond my comfort level. Thanks so much Tracie for the opportunity.

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

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