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Tuesday, September 22

Mintay - Christmas Pre-Orders

 OH GOOD GRIEF 2020 has been a cracker of a year!!!!! Some positives but mostly it's been a year of hard discipline, heartbreaking decisions, major health issues for some and a whole lot of natural disasters thrown in for good measure!

One good thing is that we're coming to a close of the year that was and with that brings the hope and promise of our Festive Season. I just LOVE all things Christmas don't you?

Scanning through the yummy pages on the Scrap Of Your Life website, I couldn't help but stop and gaze longingly at the Mintay Winter Wonderland selection of papers and accessories. 

As you can see, the soft wintery hues of snow falling, deer peeking and red robins bopping along, these papers have it all!!!

If you are like me and have fallen in love with these beautiful colours and all the possibilities of your future festive projects, pop over to the Scrap Of Your Life shop and grab yourself some of this undeniable beauty before it all sells out!

 In the meantime, enjoy your week and be sure to take some crafty time out,

Kind regards,

Julie xoxo

 

 


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Monday, September 14

How to make super sweet little embossed vellum leaves

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DT Member Michelle has been busy with Christmas preparations...



 So as you can see in the technique video above, Michelle has created some super sweet little embossed vellum leaves using varying colours in the Stampendous range (but you could also use any suitable embossing powder that you have on hand), and the flowing pics are the finished product...






Such a lovely project for the upcoming Festive Season - hope you enjoy this and please do keep an eye out for future projects...

Until the next post - Happy Creating...

Julie xoxo




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September Product Round-Up

 Good Morning Followers and welcome to our first post for September 2020.

WAIT!!!!! WHAAAAAAAAAT????? Wasn't it just January last week???

Anyway regardless of the time flying, I'm certain that most of us would gladly bid GOOD RIDDANCE to 2020.

While it's been rough, 2020 hasn't been all bad with some pretty marvelous new products hitting our shelves briefly before flying out the door!

One of my favourite product ranges to date is from a company called NUVO. These products come to us direct from Tonic Studios which also houses a wide range of Tim Holtz products.

The Nuvo product range includes Glitter Drops, Glow Drops, Embellishment Mousse, Glimmer Paste, 
Mica Mists, Brushes, Tools and not to mention their Deluxe Adhesive. You can find all these products in the Nuvo section of the shop

One of the things that draws my eye to these products is the large diamond like jewel on the cap of most products.

So not only does this feature some of the freshest products with all the latest colours and shades, but the packaging is super pretty in its own unique way.

This project features the work of DT Member Kate with her yet to be released project using the NUVO Shimmer Powders.

In this project, you can see that Kate has gone for very clean lines in her approach, but when you look closely, you can see quite a deep texture to the circles she has strategically placed throughout.





Gesso coloured with NUVO Shimmer Powders.

Using the stencil as shown above, Kate has used standard Gesso and then coloured it with NUVO Shimmer Powder to give it that lovely deep emerald colour complete with the texture that lends itself to a fantastic level of depth in presentation.



When we look at the layout from the above perspective, you can also see the fresh little pop of colour in the chipboard hearts - these have been coloured simply using Prima's Art Alchemy Pink-Blue Acrylic Paint.

Overall Kate has excelled herself with such a fresh new layout, showcasing the best of the Nuvo range along with such clean fun lines of a traditional scrapbooking layout.

Until the next post - happy creating,

Julie x





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Friday, August 28

Design Team Member of the Month


Hey Peeps!!

Every month we will be highlighting one of our Design Team members and sharing their work via a blog post and of course our newsletter.. So this month's Scrap of Your Life Design Team Member of the month is Kate Liekefett. 

Here is a little more info about Kate ... 

Hi everyone.. My name is Kate Liekefett, I am married to Mark and together we have two children aged 8 & 11. We have no fur babies though we all dearly love animals. We live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland about an hour north of Brisbane. 

I'm a self certified neat freak but my kids help me keep it real. I love playing video games and going to the beach as well as going on family bike rides. 

I have been fervently Scrapbooking for almost five years now an I honestly could not picture my life without the constant appeal of pens, papers, pictures and the ability to document the memories of those I hold her and dear.

My journey with all things arty began in school with an early desire for sketching and drawing. As my kids got older, I needed a little something for me and with my older sister firmly immersed in scrapbooking for 20+ years, it seemed like natural progression for me to begin my adult crafting journey.

While I like to dabble in Mixed Media and Off the Page Projects, my absolute passion is scrapbooking while using all manner of cut files.

This month Kate created some wonderful creations and you can check them all out in our facebook group here. 

Cheers,


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Thursday, August 27

Scrap of Your Life August Product Round-Up

Hi all and welcome to our Product Round-Up for August 2020.

Firstly let me say WOW!!!! What a crazy fun month this one has been -  with a new Design Team, a Retreat at Kiah Ridge and our monthly Craft Collective Night and Creative Day in between. plus the arrival of so many wonderful new products.. is sure has been hectic. 

All of the products which are currently housed in the WHAT’S NEW section will remain there until 5 September 2020. After this time, they’ll be relocated into the general section of the shop and will be replaced by the plethora of new products as well as various top up items that will be delivered throughout September.

To kick off, August saw the beautiful Kaisercraft Collections Serenity and Reminisce collections arrive. One of the great things about these two kits is that they are delivered in a 12 x 12  hard plastic storage container which is perfect for packing up and taking to a retreat or crop day. Each kit comes complete with all the necessary products to create a good few pages and/or cards. You can find the kits in the store here. Unfortunately the Reminisce Kit is out of stock, however the Serenity is still available here. 


We also have many Kaisercraft Cardstock colours in stock now.. every colour of the rainbow and basics such as Kraft, White and Black. You can find the cardstock under the Kaisercraft section here .. Buy 10 sheets and get the 11th sheet for free. (Just enter the colour of your choice during checkout).

We also have three new collections of 49 & Market as well, including the Vintage Artistry Sky Nouveau 12 x 12 Collection Pack and also the Sky Nouveau here. This collection is SO pretty with soft undertones and muted blues intermingled with the vintage look. They were perfect for our August Mood Board challenge.. and there is still time to enter.. (Just visit the Scrap of Your Life Facebook Group here)




While we are talking about 49 & Market, and still in the Vintage artistry line, with another beautiful selection of products, is the Noel range. This is a lovely Christmas range (YES! Its getting close to that time again!) and in keeping with the Vintage look, we have stocked the 12 x 12 Collection Pack, the 4 x 6 Clear Stamps, the Collage Stack, as well as the 6 x 6 Collection Pack.



What would another busy month of stocking and re-stocking the shelves be without throwing some of the awesome Heidi Swapp Minc’s products in? In this range of products we have: the  Binder Clips, Chipboard Frames, Icon Stickers, Signature Paper,  Brush Set, Non stick Craft Mat - white, transfer folders and vellum as well as the long awaiting MINC Stamping Kit, which took foreeeeever to ship.

Simple Stories! What can I say? This is a comprehensive range of vintage products called the Great Escape (Sounds like a movie, doesn't it?).  In the Great Escape range we have, of course the Collection Kit, Bits n Pieces Diecuts and Diecuts Foliage, 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers, Banners Stickers, 6 x 8 Paper Pad, Sticker Book and Washi Tape. Find it all here..

Our ever popular Nuvo Products have been absolutely running out the door! We’ve had plenty of top ups arrive as well as the new products/colours listed below in the delicious Mica Mist range: You have to see the colours to believe how super vibrant they are!!


Maggie Holmes has done it again!!!!  Teaming up with Crate Paper to create her Sweet Story range, we are currently stocking the 12 x 12 Paper Pad, 6 x 8 Paper Pad, Sticker Book, Chipboard Stickers, Sticker Frames and Thickers. Such a sweet collection and you'll find it here

And last but certainly not least in our August line up is the Uniquely Creative Steampunk Safari. This range has been insanely popular and is perfect for all your masculine pages and lends itself to that grungy look that is so popular at the moment. We have the Steampunk Bundle, Creative Bits, Cut A Parts Sheet and the Collection Kit.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed having a tour around the What’s New section of our shop for August 2020 and I look forward to bringing you some new and exciting products in the months ahead.

Oh and P.S if you read all of the this blog post .. that's just awesome!! Here is a discount code for your next order. Just enter :"Yourawesome" during checkout and receive 15% off.

Til next time peeps...

Julie - Scrap of Your Life.


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Wednesday, February 26

Using Stazon Ink

StazOn was developed to ink on surfaces like  leather, aluminum foil, plastic, cellophane, acrylic, glass and even metals.… and yes it’s acid-free!

Applying StazOn Ink

StazOn Ink can be applied with a rubber stamp, or by dabbing your piece directly onto the ink pad. You can also use Stazon on clear stamps, just don't use StazOn Cleaner on them. The cleaner will definitely lead to deterioration of your stamps.
The drying time is about  3 seconds (porous surfaces) - 5 minutes (non porous surfaces). Drying time varies based on surface / material, humidity, etc.

Stamping with Stazon
I  have used StazOn many a time but never on tin so I found an old mini tin and stamp flower images and the words "With Love".  I was a bit worried about making a mistake or smearing the ink and you know what I did exactly that, the good thing was that it wiped off with StazOn Cleaner and a baby wipe..Phewww!!
The tin surface is a little slippery to stamp on and after this mess up it worked perfectly fine.
You can also used StazoO to colour embellishments such as rhinestones.and gems. As well as chipboard, vellum, acetate and more. There is no limit to the imagination.

Mini Tins at Scrap of Your Life

Cleaning Off the Ink 

The best product to clean the ink off off of your stamps by using the StazOn all purpose cleaner.  This stuff is simply just the best! It not only cleans your stamps thoroughly it also conditions them.
Just turn the bottle over and gently rub against the stamp. Wipe off the excess solution with a damp cloth. I found that some stamps will need a little extra work to clean the ink off.

Stazon FAQs

Q: Is it necessary to store the ink pads upside down?
A: No, the StazOn pads are designed so it is not necessary to store them upside-down.

Q: What are the surfaces StazOn is designed for?
A: StazOn is designed to work with all non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, such as glass, ceramics, metal, acrylic plastic, leather, aluminum foil, and much more.

Q: Is StazOn archival?
A: Yes, StazOn is archival.

Q: Can you use StazOn over alcohol inks?
A: It is strongly recommend that you don't use StazOn ink directly on top of alcohol inks due to the small amount of solvent in the StazOn.
If you need to mix the two, first use a sealer to seal the alcohol ink, and then stamping your design.
You can find the StazOn and StazOn cleaner in the store

PS. A question !! Do you love the smell of Stazon? Visit the Facebook group post here and tell us!!

Julie

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Monday, February 10

Free Valentine's Day Download - Day Four

Hi again peeps

Here is Download number 4.  
You can Download the file as a JPG from Dropbox here..here

"It's ages since I have heard from You"

 Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone. Hope you enjoyed the Downloads..

Keep checking back on the blog to see what's next. 




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