Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DT Ruby: Mini Album!

Hi everyone!
Ruby here, how are we all?
I've come here today to share a project made with
Simple Stories Yearography Collection Kit, found in the Scraploot store.
Last week I went away with 10 of my best friends down the coast, otherwise known as 'Schoolies'. We're the kind of group that spend more money on books than alcohol, curl up on lounges watching movies and making friendship bracelets instead of running a muck in town. Regardless, it was an incredible week, and I wanted to make sure I didn't miss a thing.
Before I left, I cut up the
SS Year-o-graphy Paper Flashcards, SS Year-o-graphy Paper Photo Mat Elements and other papers and images from that line and made a small mini album, in which i could document quotes and daily activities.
I brought it along with me, and of course it was left outside in the rain, was stained with coffee and alcohol- but you know what? Who cares! Who says our art and our scrapbooking has to be 'perfect'? These accidents add character and depth to our pieces. Embrace it! Work with it!
So, here it is!

Other products used in this project include:Doodlebug Twine Swimming Pool - to tie the book together.
BellaFlowers Vintage Harmony, - to embellish.
Pritt Glue - best glue ever!  Great to stick down materials and flowers.6mm XpressIt Double Sided Tape - for everything paper!Magic Mount - to add dimension to character.AmericanCrafts Memory Marker – Ash - I outlined almost everything with this pen. KaiserCraft, Paper Blooms Coconut - the great thing about these is, that the flowers are attached with wire! I poked some holes in the sides of a few pages and stitched it in to hold it there.
 I also incorperated receipts and other euphoria from the week.
Head on over to the store to check out these great products! Such good quality, and such a wide variety of things you can do with them!
Ruby xo

Monday, November 28, 2011

A little bit of Basic Grey to start off the week...

Welcome to a new week and to my first post here on the Scraploot blog! I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop that was held over the weekend.

In my DT kit, I was extremely fortunate to have the new Basic Grey Little Black Dress papers! They are a gorgeous range and super fun to play with.

With this page, I have used some of the lighter backs to the papers and incorporated the greys and blacks from a few of the main papers to tie it all together. I have used die cuts that match the papers in the top and bottom corners to continue the design and it's another way to not have to use all your papers and build in coordinating accessories from the range.

 I have used the journalling pen to trace around and highlight the alpha stickers.
I have clustered the flowers at the bottom corner of the photo and then added the flourishes. After inking the flourishes in black ink, I have added a thin coat of Glossy Accents.

 The top corner features layering of the die cuts.

To create this layout at home, you will need the following products from the Scraploot online store (click on the links and they will take you right to the store!)

Maya Road Trinket Pins Vintage Pearl
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Black archival ink

Thanks for checking out the first post from the DT for the week. Keep an eye out during the week for the rest of the DT's exciting projects.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

xx Renae

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Drum Roll……

We are excited to announce and introduce you to our new Scraploot Design Team.
To celebrate this announcement of our new Scraploot Design Team, we are celebrating with a blog hop (all details at the end of the post), so that you can pop over to each of the girls blog and check them out... So without further ado, announcing;
Renae Woods
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Hi I'm Renae. I've been scrapping now for around 5 years. I live in Sydney with my gorgeous husband of almost 12 years, who features on many of my pages. I now also have a beautiful new nephew who is starting to creep into many of my pages! Fortunately family and friends know what an avid scrapper I am and how much I love my camera!
My camera is usually permanently attached to me at gatherings now so I can capture every moment!
I'm fortunate to have an amazingly creative outlet in scrapbooking and am just as fortunate to work in one of the beautiful parts of Sydney at Darling Harbour, where I am surrounded by the water and animals on a daily basis! After a crazy day at work, I love being able to retreat to my scrap area and create.
My scrapping style has changed over the years and I seem to have now settled on a blend of modern shabby chic. My work usually features plenty of distressing, inking and layering, not to mention flowers. I love my flowers!
I love scrapbooking and the wonderful friends I have met during my creative journey and I can't wait to meet plenty more!
Ruby Bisson
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My name is Ruby Bisson and I am 17 years old and reside in sunny Sydney. I have been scrapbooking and lurking online chat rooms and challenge blogs since I was 13 and have been hooked on the craft ever since! I have just finished high school and am looking into becoming an English teacher in the future. I have an art studio on my driveway- a little caravan draped with material and lanterns, complete with electricity for the hot days. I have a messy, colourful style- and believe that honestly- you can never have TOO much paint or colour. ;)
Michelle Winston
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I am 38 years old, married to Brett, with two gorgeous sons - Jacob 11yrs and Caden 3 yrs. We live on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches, and when I'm not scrapbooking, I am a primary school teacher !
I have been scrapbooking for a number of years now, and I still love it ! I think I like shopping for new goodies most of all LOL ! I have been fortunate to work for a variety of challenge blogs, websites, stores and manufacturers, and I have been lucky enough to have my work published as well. I was named a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2010, and have really enjoyed my "masters" year, this year.
I am very happy to be on the Scraploot DT, and can't wait to share lots of scrapping, tutorials and inspiration with you !
And of course you know us:
Rach M4M-3
We would like to welcome Renae, Ruby and Michelle to the Scraploot Design Team. We are very excited to have them on board and can’t wait for these girls to start inspiring us week after week. We are sure you are going to love seeing what they come up with.
With the new Design Team, you are going to find lots of inspiration popping up on the blog each week, with regular posts from each of the girls, store updates, along with regular step by step layouts or techniques.
Behind the scenes, here at Scraploot we are planning lots of FUN things, along with some great challenges.
So enough chattering… Here is a project created by Sue, using the latest collection from Bo Bunny – Enchanted.
SCRAPLOOT 261111 Sue
Materials Used
-Cut Outs – Rose – Enchanted
To be a part of our blog hop and be in the running for some RAK, just drop by each of the DT blogs. When visiting each of the Design Teams blogs, look out for a letter within their post, in the colour RED. Once you have hopped by the four blogs and left some love on each, after collecting each of the RED letters, send an email to info@scraploot.com.au with the magic word, and your name, to be in the running for some goodies. All entries are to be received by Thursday, 1st December 2011 at 5pm.
Thanks for hopping by - now please hop on over to Renae’s blog, to get to know her a little better.
Just in case you get lost, here are the links in order for the Hop;

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Announcement Coming Soon

We are getting excited here at Scraploot, as we work behind the scenes with our amazingly talented new design team. Be sure to pop by on Saturday after 9am for the big reveal. To celebrate their will be a Blog Hop, with something to inspire everyone along the way. So let the countdown begin, only 3 more sleeps.