Apr 26, 2012

The Story

The Scrapbook Circle May kit The Story is already available and if it is like all the other Scrapbook Circle kits this year it is going to sell out and sell out fast. Check out this loaded kit:
And the add on Life Documented was so tempting I had to snatch one up right away:
I made EIGHT layouts and one card with these! 
I will share them all eventually but here is a very simple first:
Just a fun mix of Lily Bee, American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Hambly, Pink Paislee and Cosmo Cricket. Who knew so many companies could get along on one layout?
Do you see any adhesive behind the capturing transparency? Me either! I used Therm O Web's Vellum Adhesive Runner and it worked like a charm! It cured me of my fear of transparencies lol!!
Seriously if you have a desire for one of these kits I would run over to Scrapbook Circle and snap it up pronto!
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Now that all my blog hops are done I am planning my own 300th post giveaway!

Apr 25, 2012

MLBOW and Imaginisce Blog Hop

My Little Bit of Whimsy and Imaginisce have teamed up this week, swapping products and putting together a fun blog hop.  Hopefully you are just arriving from Stephanie Hart's blog. If you just happened on my blog (thanks for coming!) you will want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the My Little Bit of Whimsy blog. If you got lost along the way here is the hop order today:
My Little Bit of Whimsy blog
Adora Concepcion
Steph Hart
Rebecca Keppel------ YOU ARE HERE!!
Imaginisce blog
I love everything about My Little Bit of Whimsy--pins, buttons, little adorable critters and they all go incredibly well with Imaginisce collections. I used the Geek is Chic line along with 2 My Little Bit of Whimsy pins, one button and one lady bug:
I adhered the button and lady bug with Therm O Web Zots and stiched a lady bug trail with some Twinery Twine: 
The pins I tucked in between a layered journaling Sticker Stacker so that the pin part would be hidden:
And now you are ready to move on to the last blog of today's hop, the Imaginisce Blog. But before you leave make sure and leave me a comment to be entered into a drawing to win an Imaganisce i-magicut or a $20 gift certificate to My Little Bit of Whimsy. You may leave me a second comment if you start following my blog or already follow. All the details are on the Imaginisce blog so head on over!
♥ Rebecca

Apr 24, 2012

Imaginisce i Rock and ScrapbookSteals.com

ScrapbookSteals.com and Imaginisce have teamed up to show off the wonderful the i Rock tool. Now Imaginisce has a lot of cool tools, but the i Rock is up there as one of my favorites. For those of you who have not had a chance to try one yet, the i Rock is a heat setting tool which adheres gems and metal bling to chipboard, paper, fabric, flowers and on and on! What I love so much about the i Rock is that once you adhere the i Rock bling to a project they stay for good! So many itty bitty blings end up falling off because the adhesive doesnt keep them stuck on, but when you use the i Rock the heat setter melts the adhesive and it dries and stays put! I use the i Rock anytime I want to use bling on a project. Like this layout:

There are tons of i rock scrapbooking ideas using the i Rock tool and gems on ScrapbookSteals.com blog today. And if you are even considering purchasing an i Rock I would say it is a most worthwhile and very affordable investment.

Apr 17, 2012

Imaginisce Wrapping with The Twinery - with Giveaways!

All this week the design teams for Imaginisce and The Twinery will be showcasing both companies products together in a week-long festive blog hop. With my The Twinery goodies I made some fun pom poms and used my Imaginisce i Bond  to attach them to some i Top brads. I stuck the brads into a yarn covered wreath:
 I also used a few Imaginisce Fabric Roly Rosies and rolled up some twine for flower centers:
The pom poms were made very simply by wrapping the twine around two fingers in a figure eight pattern,
 sliding the twine "8" off my fingers and laying on a small piece of twine in the same color,
 tying a knot around the middle,
  and cutting the loops:
 Voila, quick and easy pom pom!
They were so fun to make that once I was done with the wreath I made more for hair accessories, this time attaching them to i Top Twist Daddies so I could use them in Imaginisce alligator clips or headbands:
I topped one off with a second pom pom and a couple off with some fabric flowers and i Rock gems. As you can imagine, they were a big hit with a certain girl:
And the best part of this fun and festive week? There are PLENTY of prizes to be won! 6 Awesome prizes to be exact. 3 lucky ducks will win The Twinery's I Dream in Twine package (retail $32)--trust me it is a load of gorgeous twine:
and 3 other lucky ducks will win the Imaginisce Makin' Waves collection ($37) just in time for summer!
To be eligible to win you must comment on each blog, each day during this week. The deadline to leave all your comments is April 22nd at Midnight EST. The participating blogs today are...
Rebecca Keppel------>You are HERE!
In order to win to you must also follow the Imaginisce Blog and The Twinery blog and the Imaginisce and The Twinery Facebook Pages. If you would like to leave a second comment here on my blog you can tell me you are a new follower or that you already follow. All winners will be announce on Monday April 23rd on The Imaginisce and The Twinery's blogs.
Good luck!

Apr 15, 2012

NEW Therm O Web Product

If you were one of the lucky ducks to attend CHA and you stopped by the Therm O Web booth you would have seen some projects done with brand new products including Glitter Dust, which I used HERE and the new iCraft sheets and large dots. I got to try out this fabulous new product before it was even released. It is awesome. It is thin enough to die cut, punch or even tear yet strong enough to hold trim to make flowers. I used it to make the flowers on this layout:
You can see all the details today on the Therm O Web blog. I also tried out several other trims including ruffled trim from Maya Road with a Maya Road antique button in the center (held on with Therm O Web Zots)...
 more Maya Road ruffled trim, this time misted with Maya Mist:
 plain ruffled ribbon by Bazzill...
 and some twine:
These flowers were so quick and easy, I can't wait to get my hands on more iCraft!
:) Rebecca

Apr 13, 2012

GCD Studios Country Charm

GCD Studios latest collection Country Charm includes my all time favorite color combination ever--aqua and red. In a mix of super fun designs and patterns from stars to flowers. I ♥ it! My challenge was to make something focusing on numbers:
When I love an entire collection, I try to incorporate as many of the patterns are possible in one layout. Usually by adding bits and pieces in shapes onto a white background. I made different length strips with rounded corners of Handycraft, both sides of Super Star and the B side of Farm Field Stripe. I also cut a number border from Weekend Fun.
The hexagonal shape was cut from the Vintage Wallpaper sheet, as was the tiny flower in the title. The large popped up flower was cut from Country Bloom:
 I love how many different shapes and patterns this collection includes! Check out Country Charm for yourself!
:) Rebecca

Apr 12, 2012

Simple Stories Fabulous

I am so excited to have my very first ever blog post as a Simple Stories Design team member live today. I used the Fabulous collection and I have to say the Fabulous collection IS Fabulous!!! Here is my layout:
I actually started this layout by piecing together a background made from border strips and stickers:
I am seriously in love with all the elements included in a Simple Stories collection kit. There are borders, stickers, journaling cards, and all matter of bits and pieces that make for a fun layout!
And different size and fonts for alpha stickers is my latest favorite:
If you haven't been over to the Simple Stories blog lately, I would love if you stopped by to say HI!
:) Rebecca
P.S. this is post 299--next post will have to have a giveaway!

Apr 10, 2012

Scrapbook Circle's Daydreamer

Anyone loving the fun brights in Scrapbook Circle's April Daydreamer kit and Add On Hello There? So fun! Yesterday my Take Two layout was on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Take Two is a new blog feature where the Scrapbook Circle design team members pick one of their own layouts to lift. You can see my Take Two HERE, but this is my second layout or lift using Daydreamer:
The Heidi Swapp color magic resist banners and alphas make you want to mist! So today, I misted again on my One Item Wonder. I was assigned to show a different way to use the Scrapbook Circle printable (which is a pdf that you receive when you order a kit). I cut out a sunburst shape from the printable and traced it onto cardboard to make my own mask:

After misting over the cardboard starbursts I lifted them and you can see the white spaces where they were. To make a few stand out even more, I stitched around the shape. I misted the Heidi Swapp alphas and outlined them so they stood out even more. For the banner, I swiped silver ink over them and cut out tiles from the Jillibean Soup patterned paper for the second word in the title.
This is such a fun kit and really gets you in the mood to get a little messy! Check it out HERE and the Add on HERE.
♥ Rebecca

Apr 2, 2012

Imaginisce and Easter

This week on the Imaginisce blog we are featuring some Easter projects. The new Imaginisce Hippity Hop line is perfect for cute and fun Easter projects. I chose to do a layout of our Easter preparations:
First, I had the idea of punching out circles from various patterned paper to mimic eggs, then I thought, let's take that theme one step further! So I drew and cut out a large egg for my title, photos and journaling. I hand stitched around the outside to make it stand out more.
I used the i rock to scatter some metal bling around, kind of like eggs scattered around the house, just waiting to be found!
If you head over to the Imaginisce blog to see the other Easter projects and leave a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win the Hippity Hop collection!
♥ Rebecca

Apr 1, 2012

No April Foolin'--this kit ROCKS!

Seriously, the Scrapbook Circle kit is YET AGAIN, absolutely amazing, filled with new goodies yet to be found in most stores, and another MUST HAVE. It is called Daydreamer:
There are only a few add ons left, so if you have wanted them the last few months you know you gotta get over there right away and scoop one up. This month's is called Hello There:
There is even a cardstock add on, with the brightest, most fun cardstock colors ever:
I am so enjoying the spring weather and these bright colors really get you excited about being outside more! My first layout with this kit is SUPER bright. 
I started this with the Heidi Swapp instagram frame. Now I don't have a cool phone so I cant get instagram, but that is OKAY! I easily placed a 4x6 photo in the center of the frame, glued it down and then trimmed the sides. I really like the tight crop on that photo anyway!
The little hearts come with the frame kit. It also includes some sayings but I liked the Jillibean Soup label better for this one. And the banner underneath is the American Crafts fabric stickers from the new Amy Tan line. I machine stitched through the Jillibean Soup mini alphas and  fabric sticker without gumming up my machine--gotta love that!
I had a lot of fun with the Heidi Swapp Magic 12" Banner Delights and Alphas. They start out white with resist patterns or letters. Here I dipped a few Q-tips into several colors of mist and wiped them onto the banners and alphas. I took a tissue and wiped the mist off so the resist patterns really show through. For the alphas, I outlined them with a white gel pen.
Of course the borders of the patterned paper were machine stitched ;) And that Heidi Swapp photo corner is just so fun. I wasn't sure about neon since I was guilty of wearing it back in the 80's lol, but it really adds a fun pop of color!  
And those "Snap!", arrow and journaling die cuts? Those were cut from the Scrapbook Circle April printable. For those of you not familiar with the Scrapbook Circle kits, each month a new and original pdf is given to you with the kit. Just print it off and cut it up and you have lots of extra fun and exclusive elements! The best part is you can print it as many times as you like and even change the size of the elements.
So, to sum up all my rambling lol, this is one PACKED and amazing kit. Check it out ASAP! And head over to the Scrapbook Circle blog all month for fun challenges, ideas and inspiration for using this fabulous kit!
♥ Rebecca