Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Live the Life You Have Imagined

Hi Scrappy Chat girls!

It's Heather back with you today to share a layout I made using the gorgeous 'Wish Upon A Star' kit. How beautiful is this kit?

If you read Fiona's post a few days ago you'll know that four of us Scrappy Chat Design Team members met up at the escape2create retreat on the weekend before last. We had a blast! Some of us had met before but some hadn't so it was great that at least four of us could get together.

Of course, I just had to work on my SCD layouts there and here's what I came up with:


This kit is so versatile - you could make either male or female layouts with this or do as I did and make a travel page. I love the Greek Islands and every time I make a layout of our trip there I'm transported straight back to the sunny beauty of them. Aaaahhhh.

I got a bit arty with this one, using paint, punches - and string! - in different ways. I love the title - it's so appropriate.


This kit also features some less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine papers by Kaisercraft in the kit, there is corrugate paper, Cardstock, fun embellishments as well as DecoArt 'One Step Crackle', Metallic rubon containing 7 divine colours, and simply beautiful script ribbon. Once again a kit jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with.

Kim will take you through using the product along with some staple items in your stash to make the 3 stunning layouts you can see in the graphic.  So get your willingness to learn as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!



Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly
 please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit


For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in April (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th March.  Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 




Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Sunday, 29 March 2015

A Little Bit of Project Life!

Hello Scrappy Chat lovelies!
I have just spent the most awesomest weekend with Sandra, Beck and Heather at the Escape to Create retreat in Port Lincoln. I have come home with so many new ideas and new ways of thinking. One of them is to try scrapping in different sizes. So here is my very first attempt at Project Life!

The idea of scrapping on a smaller scale frightens the bajeebers out of me! I've never been much of a card maker and I have really only ever stuck to 12x12 traditional layout sizes.


But at the retreat I saw so many different styles and ways to present your memories from 6x12 size to A4 size and then smaller like the PL size.


I found it a little daunting to begin with but once I got started it seemed to flow really easily. My tip ...... just do one panel at a time and most importantly .. enjoy the process. Nothing is worth stressing that much over! (My new found mantra!)

This kit is perfect for dabbling in PL as it has the Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection "Lagoon" which has the perfect little pocket sized PL cards that can be cut out.


This kit also features some less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine papers by Kaisercraft in the kit, there is corrugate paper, Cardstock, fun embellishments as well as DecoArt 'One Step Crackle', Metallic rubon containing 7 divine colours, and simply beautiful script ribbbon. Once again a kit jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Kim along with my very talented Arty Chic colleagues

Kim will take you through using the product along with some staple items in your stash to make the 3 stunning layouts you can see in the graphic.  So get your willingness to learn as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!



Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

 please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in April (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th March.  Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Cheers for now

Fiona xx


Thursday, 26 March 2015

March Kit Release - Wish upon a star

This month's kit is called 'Wish upon a star' and we are hoping you will love it as much as we do!  A beautiful selection of divine products sure to inspire you!  This month we have Kim Ewins sharing her take on this kit and exploring the products in the kit.

E-mail us to purchase the kit - orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com  Kit is still $39 + $10 flat rate postage.


This kit features some 'new product' less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine papers by Kaisercraft in the kit, there is corrugate paper, Cardstock, fun embellishments as well as DecoArt 'One Step Crackle', Metallic rubon containing 7 divine colours, and simply beautiful script ribbbon.  Once again a kit jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Kim along with the very talented Arty Chic's will show you how!   
Kim will take you through using the product along with some staple items in your stash to make the 3 stunning layouts you can see in the graphic.  So get your willingness to learn as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!


Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.



They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

 please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in April (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th March.  Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our side bar on this page for information about kits available.  Each links to the release post where you can learn more about the kit.  Subsequent blog posts for the month following all feature added inspiration using the kit.





Sunday, 15 March 2015

Laugh

Hello!

Sandra here again with my second layout using the fantastic Country Happiness kit.

I love how this kit is perfect for those family photos and how it lends itself to different colour schemes.

For my layout, Laugh, I have gone with  a bright and happy scheme to match the happiness in the photo, by picking out the yellows in the kit.
I have used the DecoArt Chalk Finish Paint to alter my chipboard title, then lightly inking the edges to make it stand out a bit.

The background was created by using a dot stencil and lightly  sponging with the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint.

I used a generic word stamp with black paint and randomly stamped the layout.

and a few quick stamps using a Kaisercraft splats stamp (which was in a previous SCD  kit) with mustard Gelato.

I then assembled the page and added a bit of happy sparkle with the sequins that came in the kit.

Another quick and easy layout for you.
But the next layout is something different again, showing you the fantastic versatility of the
Country Happiness Kit

Hope to see you then!
:-)


Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30thof the month prior.  So to commence in February (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th December - given the holiday break, I am extending this date to 10th January - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:
Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left.
 For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 






Thursday, 12 March 2015

Love U2


Hi!!
Sandra here again sharing with you my third layout using the fun SCD Country Happiness Kit.
For this background I lightly added some brown and olive green ink with a dry dauber and lightly rubbed the kraft with it.

I blended some tea green and olive gelatos (not contained in the kit) on my work sheet and sprayed with some water - you could used some watercolour paints in place



Grabbing some crumpled up cling film I picked up the gelato and lighted dabbed the layout with it.



I also randomly stamped the background using a Kaisercraft bubblewrap stamp.


Isn't this a yummy looking concoction??


For this layout I had a bit of fun and experimented. :)

It is Clear Impasto mixed with  the Bronze Beck Beattie Tinby Design Metallic Melts that comes with the kit.
I then simply used it on a couple of old stencils (not in the kit)...   you could use any you have at home






Carefully lifted it off and then gently used a heat gun to start melting those Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in the impasto.

It is hard to photograph the effects.. but the butterfly and leaves have a lovely sheen from the Metallic Melts.
For this layout I went to town fussy cutting every single flower that was left on the patterned Adorn-It papers, altered the chipboard with the ArtDeco Chalky Finish Paint (with a touch of brown ink on the edges)  and I then assembled my layout.









I hope you try the technique using the Impasto, Melts and Stencils.
If you do, please share your results with us on the SCD Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by.. and see you next time!!
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30thof the month prior.  So to commence in February (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th December - given the holiday break, I am extending this date to 10th January - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:
Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left.
 For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 


Monday, 9 March 2015

Country Happiness & Love!




Hello dear Scrappy Chat Friends, Kim here to share with you a layout created 
using the new kit release from 
Scrappy Chat Designs

'Country Happiness'
If you love beautiful, soft neutrals & soft blues the February kit is going to knock your pretty little socks off! The Adorn it papers are just divine! I found these papers so gorgeous that I had trouble deciding which to create with & let me just say "that doesn't happen very often!"

Here is my layout....

[LOVE]

This awesome kit also comes with a fabulous pack of Kaisercraft chipboard alphas, but
instead of using the letters/numbers I have used the negative to create a photo matt.


To add more visual interest I have 'released the layer'....so to speak!
Then I have used the soft blue DecoArt chalky finish paint, which comes with this kit to finish it off & add a beach feel to my layout.


This is such a fun & creative way to add more interest to chipboard elements and its one of those
techniques I often use.

As a member you receive full instructions, including step by step photos on how to achieve
this effect. To find out more about becoming a member simply

The February
'Country Happiness'

Kit is $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!



 
Want to know more!

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30thof the month prior. Just email orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 










Sunday, 1 March 2015

Family Rules

Hello again Scrappy Chatters :-)
Sandra here with you today to share with you the first of three layouts using the
Country Happiness Kit.
My first layout is quite simple.. perfect to create a quick family photo layout :-)




I started by adding some faux stitching to my layout...
around the border (I just joined the dots with brown pencil)......



and also over some of the words and lines on the patterned paper....




A quick lick of paint on the epoxy dots in the kit with the
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint



Fussy cut some of the flowers from the Adorn It Papers and attach on of the painted epoxy dots to the centre.


Assemble your page and stick the epoxy dots to the page, add some journalling and you are done!!
One quick family layout completed :-)



I loved this kit.. and soon I will share the other 2 layouts I have created using Country Happiness. Each one totally different :-)

See you soon!!
:-)

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30thof the month prior.  So to commence in February (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th December - given the holiday break, I am extending this date to 10th January - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:
Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left.

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au