Thursday, June 28, 2012

Banners and pendants

The banner/pendant trend is still going strong and I admit to being a huge banner fan! :D

The ever so amazing Nookers are creating fantastic work using those banners all over and here are some examples from our members!

Junekit card

Always in my heart

summer pocket 

I hope your day is banner-iffic! :D

Weave It Together

Hey ladies!

For today, I want to challenge you to create a card. Include a weave pattern onto your card.

I will pick a random winner for this. the winner will receive $5 PP transfer.

Closing date will be 3 July 2012. 

Here's my card created using the Nook June Grab bag...

Remember to upload your card here and at the gallery :)

Xoxo Jessy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Celebrate Summer Challenge: Sparkly Summer

Hi there scrapbookers, are you ready to up those shades because we are in for a sparkly-creative-ride! :D
Summer means sunshine, happy colors and of course all kinds of sparkly memories.
My summer-challenge is to use as much glitter as you want on a layout that screams SUMMER. If you can't find those sparkly summer photo just add a bit of sparkle to those not so sunny layout - anything goes as long as you use bling it up!

Here is my version:
** I used the June kit, Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, Tattered Angels Screens, Ranger Stickles, My Mind's Eye gemstones and American Crafts washi tape.

Don't forget to share your creations over at the Nook forum!

Sparkly stuff include glitter, bling, jewels and anything that sparkles!

Happy crafting and don't forget the checklist is here.

June Inspiration

Summer just seems to be flying by with the end of June right around the corner!  When it starts you feel like you've got loads of time and before you know it July is sneaking in and it's half way over.  Thank goodness our June kit can go for miles, scrapping all those fun summer activities.

We've got another batch of excellent design team projects to share today......








don't forget to check out all the card challenges posted here on the blog Mondays and Wednesday for some out of this world card inspiration......they've got some gooooood ones using the June kit ;)

Monday, June 25, 2012

♥ chevron with techron monday CARD challenge ♥

good morning ladies. i hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the time in the sun. are you ready for another monday CARD challenge? today's challenge utilizes one of the papers in the JUNE 'NOOK kit specifically.

the challenge?

create a card using chevron stripes

deadline: JULY 1st 11:59 pm PDT
prize: $5 PP transfer
where to post? right here in this thread: chevron with techron in the CARDS forum and in the gallery
how many cards may you enter? as many as you like. the more cards you enter the better your chances of winning the random draw.
(you DO NOT need to use a 'Nook kit to enter cards for this challenge, but it sure will help)

and here are some incredible cards from the dt to get you started

card by pam

card by jessy

card by danni

we can't wait to see your cards ladies, you've been rockin' all these challenges♥
happy creating!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June Member sketch challenge!!

This month, I was inspired by this lovely layout by Lillesmor in the gallery - made with the April Nook kit!

Here is a sketch I created with it:

Here was the DT's take on this one:



Hilde (who turned the sketch 90 degrees)


We invited our winner from the May sketch to be our guest designer - Stephanie Eaken

I am a stay-at-home mom of two kids, ages 9 & 5. I have always loved all things paper & thought as a child that I wanted to be a teacher (that quickly changed). I tried making a few scrapbooks in the 90's but didn't really get into the hobby until my first child was born. I wanted to make a book about her first year. Once I got my hands into things, I never stopped! I adore this craft and can't imagine my days without it! I discovered the Nook while perusing the internet looking for kit clubs when my local scrap store closed their doors. I have enjoyed every minute of every kit received! The blog and forum offer so much inspiration from so very many talented ladies!!
I am somewhat new to the cyber world of scrapping & most recently started a blog in September of 2011: of scrapping, I love to read, walk our two dogs, listen to music & play games with my kids.

Thanks so much for allowing me to join you gals for the June sketch challenge!!!

- check out what she did using this sketch and the May Nook kit!!

We hope you will play along with us too!! Just upload your take on this sketch into the gallery and this thread and YOU could be our next GDT in July! Deadline for this is July 8, 2012 !! Get your scrap on ladies!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Altered Item Class

Hi everyone! Alex here with an altered item class. This is not only my first class, but it is also my first altered item ever, so yep - I am pretty nervous. I hope you are going to like it!

I am going to show you how to make a simple but very, very cute fridge magnet using your June kit and your June grab bag. This is what you need:

Three different patterned papers, the stickers sheet, twine, the package from the butterfly pins, two different butterfly punhes, little clothespin (I used one from the April kit) and a magnet. My butterfly package was already open when I got this idea, so I carefully glued it together using a clear glue. If your package is intact - even better. Now let's get started!

1. Measure the size of the plastic circle. Note! I am using a centimeter ruler, 6 cm = 2.4 in.
2. Draw a circle with the equal size on the back.

3. Use a knife to cut out the circle. I first followed my drawn line, but afterwads I had to remove some more to get closer to the plastic edge.
4. Make your cut smoother using a file.

5. Cut a 7 cm (2.8 in) circle and punch out your butterflies. Adhere your butterflies to the circle as shown.
6. Add glue around your opening. 

7. Attach your butterflies behind the opening.

8. Wrap the twine around the bottom part. I added glue little by little as I was wrapping. 

9. Attach flower stickers to the bottom. 

10. Attach the "rememeber"-sticker to the clothespin.

11. Adhere your clothespin to the bottom. Let it stick out ovet the edge a little.

12. Adhere your magnet to the back. And....

VoilĂ ! This is how the finished magnet looks like hanging on my fridge. I left a little note to my husband this morning...

I hope you have enjoyed this class and that you feel inspired to give it a try.
If you do, please share it with us in this thread.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Crop Challenge: It's Happy Hour!

Welcome to Happy Hour!!! Deanna here with you today to share one of my absolute most favorite things about the summer.

My family LOVES enjoying all the nice frosty beverages that seem to come along with the hot temps. Here in the U.S. we have a particular restaurant chain, Sonic, that not only makes fantastic slushies but they also have a happy hour from 2-4pm every day. One of our family traditions is to stop by Sonic on the way home from the pool because there's nothing like a good cold drink after spending all day in the hot sun. SO, today's challenge is based on inspiration from Sonic's slushy drinks.

Your challenge is to use your favorite summertime drink as inspiration for a layout. This could be taken from the fruit it takes to make it, the drink's label, how the drinks line up...the sky's the limit! There's only one catch. Since it IS happy hour, you must only take ONE HOUR to complete your layout start to finish! Of course because we're an international board and you have all summer to complete this challenge, you're on the honor system. I trust you. But you only have ONE HOUR to design. Hint: plan ahead. pick out your pictures, materials, etc. before you start the hour. And of course you don't have to take pics, upload and have it in the gallery within in that one hour. The timed part is only for the design process. ;) And in case you need some inspiration, I thought I'd share some of MY inspiration.Here are a few pictures to help with the inspiration.
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And here's my one hour layout result: 

The reds, blues, yellows and greens in the June kit were a perfect color inspiration for my page. And to make my layout design come in under the time limit I used a pre-printed, pre-embellished sheet of paper. I tore the two matted papers, then mainly used stickers to wrap up my design.

Hope you enjoy this quick summer challenge! Be sure that you post your layout in THIS thread on the messageboard if you chose to play along!

Celebrate Summer Challenge: Pretty patterns and layers

Hi this is my first post here on the Nook blog and I would like to share my challenge for the ongoing Summer Crop. 
I hope you are enjoying our challenges and are playing along as much as you can. My fellow designers have thought of so many nice prompts for scrappy projects and you can find all the challenges in the Forum.

 In Summer we enjoy wearing light weight clothes in flimsy materials. We like pretty dresses in fabrics with pretty patterns on them.

I would like you to make a layout that has at least two patterned papers and some fabric on it.
I am looking for some lovely layering here. Can't wait to see what you come up with! 

 This is what made...although I got so carried away with the layering and patterns that I almost forgot to add the fabric,!

I used lots of patterned papers and pulled themall from the same collection to make matching easy.
I think I have eight layers on this page. -And I could have added more....How many will you have?

For fabric I used a nice textured kind that I cut inteo small banners. I put some on each side of the photo.

And in this last close up I am trying to show you some of the layers I added. I love the dimension it adds to a layout!!

That's all from me! Hoping to see many of you participate now that summer is here and we hopefully have some more free time.

I will offer a small RAK to the 'winner' I pick.

Make sure you post your layout in the gallery and in the MB thread.

Deadline is Sunday, August 12 at 11:59 pm PST


Look what I found in the gallery!

When we look for our Friday Fav, we look in the Kit Creations Gallery.

Today, when I was sucking mojo and ideas from the Member Galleries, I found another lot of lovely creations made with some of our pervious kits and made by our super creative members.

I want to share a few of them with you today - each and every of them could have been a Friday fav, but they were hidden so good, we didn't find them :-(

Layout by Choup72 featuring the June Kit

Card by Elisa featuring the May Kit

Layout by Kali featuring the June Kit

Card by Meesh featuring the June Kit

Layout by Sherri featuring the February Kit

Don't you love them all?