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Urban-Anthology.com and Webster’s Pages May Contest April 30, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 7:54 am

Urban Anthology and Webster’s Pages
Product Showcase and Design Contest

Urban Anthology and Webster’s Pages are teaming up for a product showcase and design contest using Webster’s Pages products. Urban Anthology is offering an amazing prize for the winner – Urban’s Anthology’s May 2009 kit featuring papers from Webster’s Pages Magical Wishes, Basic Grey Porcelain, and Pink Paislee Enchanting collections along with fabulous embellishments and trims, a prize worth playing for!. But wait, there’s more – Webster’s Pages is offering a package of their coordinating trims to the second place winner and their new vellum cards to the third place winner. This is definitely a contest you do not want to miss!

Contest details:

· All entries must be newly-created for this contest with 80% Webster’s Pages product showcasing a minimum of three different pattern papers and the word “magical” and/or “wishes” should appear in the title or journaling (derivatives of the words are acceptable, e.g., magic, wish, wished, wishing).

· No limit on number of entries per person.

· Upload your layouts or projects created with Webster’s Pages products to the contest album (“May 2009 Webster’s Pages”) in the Urban Anthology gallery by midnight PST May 31, 2009. In your description, be sure to tell us which pattern papers you chose to showcase. NOTE: You will need to register in the Urban Anthology forum/gallery in order to post your submissions, but registration is free – and we like free.

· Judging will be done by Webster’s Pages based on best design and showcase of their product. Their decision is final.

· The winner will be announced Friday, June 5, on both the Urban Anthology blog and in the forum.

· The winner’s project will be featured on the Urban Anthology blog (http://www.urban-anthology.com/blog) and on the site of Webster’s Pages online community (http://websterspages.ning.com/).

· If you have questions concerning the contest, please feel free to contact Urban Anthology at urbananthology@urban-anthology.com.

Visit us online at http://www.urban-anthology.com.

And come join us at UA for some NSD fun as well!


I’ve been making cards… April 27, 2009

Filed under: Cards — Kathi @ 1:07 pm

I made the first tag card for my sister Kimberly to start her collection of engagement memorabilia – yes, she got engaged on Sunday, April 19.  Best wishes Kimberly and Gray.

Packaging, Journaling Page, Letter Stickers: Making Memories
Phrase Sticker: Creative Imaginations
Rub-Ons: Heidi Grace; Scenic Route
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye
Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft
Trim: Maya Road
Ribbon: American Crafts
Tulle: Bazzill
Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts

Designer Notes: And I searched for ribbon/paper rose technique since someone I know whats them at her wedding.  I had fun using some ribbon scraps and experimenting with the rolled ribbon roses shown here:  http://www.offray.com/106b.html


And Saturday I completed a bridal shower card – yes, I’m starting early!

Pattern Paper: Making Memories; Marks Paper Company
Transparent Frame: My Mind’s Eye
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Ribbon Roses: Offray
Others: Ribbons; Trim
Ink: Clearsnap
Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts


And I made a quick card for Laura.  I knew about this rolled paper rose technique many, many years ago (like in grade school) and had forgotten all about it until I recently ran across it again – thanks Deanna!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: SEI
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Ribbon: American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap

Best of all, I used up some scraps – yay!


ScrapbookDreamer.com NSD Time Warp

Filed under: ScrapbookDreamer.com — Kathi @ 10:20 am

It’s going to be a blast from the past – be sure to join us for a month of fun!

When Friday, May 1 – Friday, May 29, 2009

Note Scrapbook Dreamer is doing the Time Warp baby for NSD! Come join us for some ‘cool’ challenges and fun games as we visit the peace lovin’ 1960’s, funky 1970’s, big hair 1980’s, awesome 1990’s and the unknown future! You will love slippin through time with Dreamer! look for two new challenges posted each Friday from May 1st till May 29th.

The winner (chosen by the DT) will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Dreamer Store and the Guest Design Team Spot for July! There will also be random prize winners drawn from participants so make sure you get your creations uploaded and post in the forum!!!

The rules:
* The Contest begins May 1st and will run till June 2nd
* all entries must be new and created for this contest
* you must have 10 posts in the forum before the END of the contest
* All entries must be uploaded into the ‘Time Warp’ folder in the gallery before June 2nd at midnight EST
* you must be a member of Dreamer in good standing

So join us for some Time Warp Fun at http://www.scrapbookdreamer.com !

Link www.scrapbookdreamer.com


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! And a little sneak peek at May… April 23, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 5:55 pm

Isn’t that the truth?  Here’s the other mini album I made with my April kit from Urban-Anthology.com.  I have a weekend scrapbook retreat coming up in mid-May with good scrappy friends and a few new scrappy friends at a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains called Hilltop Shangri-La (it’s a great weekend getaway for scrappers).  Anyway, I created this little mini with pocket pages to hold photos from that weekend getaway.  I’ll add photos and journaling to the pocket inserts.

And are you ready for a little sneak peek of Urban Anthology’s May kit – an Enchanted Afternoon.  Yeah, I though so.

Another fabulous kit featuring papers from Webster’s Pages Magical Wishes, Basic Grey Porcelain, and Pink Paislee Enchanted collections.  I can’t wait to get it!


Another Project for Urban-Anthology.com April 21, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 8:14 am

I used some of the scraps from my Urban-Anthology.com April C’mon Get Happy kit to create this mini album about my fave music from the 1970’s.

I was definitely inspired to do this project once I found one of my vintage photo albums from 1971.  I removed the inside of the photo album and married the covers with the inside of an o-wire journal from Michael’s dollar spot.

Rock My World Mini


I love it and think I definitely achieved the look I was going for.

Album: Holiday Fair Inc., NYC, 1971
Inside Coil/Pages: Studio G (from a Michael’s $1 spot album and I repurposed the insides)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Sassafras Lass; Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: Sassafras Lass; Cosmo Cricket
Letter Stickers: Making Memories
Lollipop Flowers: Prima (I disassembled the flowers and used the pieces that had musical notes on them)
Other: Sequins; Contact Paper; Trim; Silk Flowers

Designer Notes:  I kept the design simple and very reminiscent of the type of collage albums I made in the 1970’s using images and letters from magazines, greeting cards, junk mail, and miscellaneous found objects, etc.  Also, I love the Cosmo Cricket discard strips from their pattern papers.  In this album I used several since they said, “But wait, there’s more.”  This is one of my favorite things about Cosmo Cricket papers.

Stay tuned…I actually have another mini album to post using this kit, but need to take photographs first.


April DT Reveal @ Urban-Anthology.com April 8, 2009

Filed under: Urban-Anthology.com — Kathi @ 9:51 am

I so love this month’s Urban-Anthology.com kit – C’mon Get Happy!  This kit features papers from Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, and Making Memories and is full of great embellies.  It definitely took me back to the 1970’s…


No doubt about it, the first thing I thought about when I saw this kit was the 1970’s. My bedroom was decorated in my favorite color combo – lime green walls, lemon yellow painted furniture, citrus orange fun fur bedspread and graphic floral curtains pulling together all three colors. I couldn’t find a photo of my bedroom, but I did find a photo of my sister from 1974 wearing a dress I picked out in those colors and, yeah, the photo is complete w/ fun fur!

Supplies for Color Me Happy:
Pattern Paper: Sassafras Lass
Alphas: American Crafts Foam Thickers
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket
Paper Flowers: Prima
Stickers: Making Memories (letters); Sassafras Lass
Flash Card: Sassafras Lass
Brad: Chatterbox
Acrylic Pebble: Prima
Pearls & Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft
Trim: Prima (green)
Other: Trim (orange)

Designer Notes:  Feel free to pull apart embellies like the Prima lollipop flowers and assemble in a different way.  The two blue layers of the flowers shown above are pieces from a Prima lollipop flower that I cut into to create petals and used to layer with other flowers and stickers.


This kit also made me think of some great products of the 1970’s.  My fave shampoo was Yucca-Dew, but I couldn’t find an image on the web – I also used the original Clairol Herbal Essences and Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific.  Yep, some great products and one of the products I remember the most is Bonne Bell Lip Smackers – you couldn’t own just one either!

Supplies for Lip Smackers:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Sassafras Lass; Cosmo Cricket
Alphas: American Crafts Foam Thickers; Cosmo Cricket (chipboard)
Paper Flowers: Prima
Letter Stickers: Making Memories
Blue Buttons/Round Gems: Chatterbox
Strawberries: Petaloo
Crepe Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio
Border Sticker: Cosmo Cricket
Rhinestones: Prime (blue rectangle)
Other: Buttons; Silk Flower
Punches: Marvy Uchida

Designer Notes:  Do you recall a product or even a toy from your childhood that you want to scrap but are lacking a photo?  Source an image on the web – and document that memory.  I also created a punched scallop border at the top of this LO that extends beyond 12″ – I like seeing little bits and pieces extending out of my albums.


This next LO features my sister, Kimberly, and her first cat, Tabitha.  She received Tabitha for her 6th birthday in June 1977.  I was all set to journal something about that when Kimberly walked up to me, saw this LO and recited a little poem about Tabitha that she said she used to say about Tabitha all the time.  So I used that for my journaling!

Supplies for Friends:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard Alphas/Shapes: Cosmo Cricket
Journal Page: Making Memories
Lollipop Flowers: Prima combined w/ punched Cosmo Cricket papers
Brads: Prima
Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft
Trims: Prima (green); Making Memories (floral)
Punches: Marvy Uchida; Martha Stewart Crafts

Designer Notes:  Invite others to contribute to your journaling on a LO.  Also, you’ll see some more pieces of Prima lollipop flowers incorporated with punched pattern paper.  For the largest flower, I punched approximately 1″ scalloped circles and folded them in thirds around a pop dot on one end to create additional dimension.


Stay tuned…I’m working on a mini album now using a vintage photo album of mine from 1971.  The images on the cover of the photo album are perfect with the elements in this kit.


April DT Reveal @ ScrapbookDreamer.com April 1, 2009

Filed under: ScrapbookDreamer.com — Kathi @ 1:03 pm

The DT Reveal is happening at ScrapbookDreamer.com over the next few days and a bunch of new challenges have been posted – love those!  This month I was super happy to play with Marks Paper Company August and Old Fashioned Courtship collections.

V&L – this LO features my good friends, Veronica and Laura.

And I borrowed my friend Mara’s Birds & Branches Sizzix die – the die cuts added the perfect touch – thanks Mara!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Marks Paper Company
Alphas: JoAnn Stores (cork); Heidi Swapp (chipboard)
Alpha Stickers: Making Memories
Gems: Horizon Group USA
Die Cutting System: Sizzix (Birds & Branches Border Die)
Punches: Marvy Uchida
Ink: Tsukineko
Other: Ranger Distress Stickles; Ranger Inkessentials Mini Misters

Designer Notes: I fussy cut designs from the pattern paper and punched some scalloped circles. I then inked and misted with water using a Ranger mini mister, crumpled the papers into a little ball, unfolded them (but didn’t flatten them out) and let them dry. Once dry, the smaller pieces of paper were layered to make the flowers. The photo and title were then mounted on pop dots to create dimension over the crumpled paper.


Friends – this LO features Laura & Jessica.

And the journaling is hidden behind the photo:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Creative Imaginations; Marks Paper Company
Canvas Alphas: Making Memories
Crystal Swirls: Prima
Journaling Page: Making Memories
Other: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Bienfang Watercolor Brush Pen; Ranger Distress Stickles; Halcraft Glass Beads; Horizon Group USA Rhinestone Flowers
Ink: Tsukineko

Designer Notes: I fussy cut the piece of Marks Paper Company pattern paper. I then used it as a guide to place an angled piece of cardstock and die cut circle behind it – love the rounded top of this LO. I misted the die cut circle with Glimmer Mist and adhered it to the cardstock. I then used a watercolor brush to add color to three of the flowers on the Marks paper. I then mounted the Marks paper on top of the cardstock/die cut background with pop dots. I added beads, gems, and Stickles to the flower centers and Stickles to my alphas. Once everything was dry, I mounted the photo and alphas using pop dots.


 Watching Over Me – my little collection of Willow Tree Angels.  This is also my first cardboard background LO – I’ll definitely use cardboard again.

Pattern Paper: Marks Paper Company
Alphas: Heidi Swapp
Journaling Die Cut: Jenni Bowlin Studios
Paper Flowers/Leaves: Prima
Punch: EK Success
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Tsukineko
Other: Cardboard; Buttons; Sizzix Die Cutting System (Birds & Branches border die); Ranger Inkessentials Mini Mister

Designer Notes: I peeled off some of the cardboard paper front to reveal the corrugated area. I then sprayed the cardboard background with Glimmer Mist. I fussy cut pattern paper, and misted the smaller pieces with water, cumpled them into a ball, and then opened them back out but did not flatten them to let them dry. I also used my trimmer to cut extremely narrow strips of pattern paper, rolled the strips around a pencil and then incorporated the curls into the flower cluster. Once the alphas were adhered in place, I lightly sanded and then applied ink.


And the April Contest at ScrapbookDreamer.com features the Marks Paper Company Old Fashioned Courtship collection.  Create and enter a LO using this collection for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the store.