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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Scrapaholix July Kit

Here is what I have done with the July kit. Linda is starting a new Scrapaholix club in Crayford, and I am helping her with her new venture. I am making up my kit before the first session so people have more ideas of what can be done with the kit. Linda has already done her lay outs. The My Minds Eye papers are lovely, and the kit also contains a generous five sheets of card stock. I must admit I like to use more patterned papers and less card stock these days, and struggled with the colours of cardstock for the pictures I wanted to scrap. The cardstock supplied is Core'dinations, which is great stuff as it has a coloured core, so is great for samding and tearing. See the website for how to videos. Jill at Cardinal Colours has a great range of this cardstock, and Vanessa at Paper Maze stocks a good range of My Mind's Eye papers.

When designing the pages it was important to remember there will be mostly new scrappers attending the session, so I could not splash out adding embellishments they are unlikely to have accumulated into their stash - yet (once hooked - it's only a question of time as us scrappers all know!). For the titles I used Sizzlet alphabets which I can take along to the club, so the members can use the same if they want to and learn how to use the big shot too. I have inked everything (as Always!).

The technique was using the Pearl Ex mixing powder this month and I used it mixed with Ranger's Glossy Accents (available fro Jill and Vanessa - links as above) and painted it onto the cardstock, this achieved three things, the made the card shimmer and glossy, while also toning down the brightness of the red card. Inking and distressing with sandpaper also helped with this.

One LO is of my wedding, L to R Alan's Mum Rhoda (Sadly Alan's Dad died the year before the wedding), Alan, Me, My Dad Bob and my mum, Mary. There were three blossoms in the kit which I used by adding smaller flowers cut from the cardstock. the punches will also be available for people to use. I used a Stampinup.com, scalloped edge punch on the cut off strip of the patterned papers to edge my photo. The only thing I added from my stash was three red brads!

The other LO is an old photo from my mother's side of the family, and shows three generations of women. Susan Dunn Humm is my great grandmother (2nd from left), Winifred Humm Holder is my grandmother (1st on left), Gladys Humm Coppin is Winifred's sister and Susan's daughter, my great aunt (3rd from left). the children are Mary Holder Banks, my mother, Winifred's daughter, Susan's grand daughter, and Patricia Coppin Smith, Mary's cousin, Gladys' daughter and Susan's grand daughter - Phew!! this was inspired by a LO in the latest issue of Scrapbook Trends (August 2009), by Lynn Ghahary called Amazing Me. Here I used distressing with sand paper, and inking. Then two more Stampin' up punches for the scalloped circle and the circle.

For the card I used up scraps left over from the LO's, I always try to make a few cards with whats left from a LO, otherwise I sore the bits and they never get used, they just clutter the place up and take up valuable storage space. I used a Cuttlebug die (from Vanessa) between the Stampin' Up circle and the scalloped circle running a ribbon through the loops on the sides. The greeting is a Stampin' Up stamp.

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