Sunday, 14 September 2014

Breaking Down the Layout #6 Video Tutorial

I know it's been awhile since I did one of these. I finally got several things scratched off my to-do list and decided it was time for another Breaking Down the Layout Video.

This time I'll be replicating this layout from the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Markers.





Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube



As promised in the video the following are all products used in this layout:
"Heart" digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry includes the following products:
Fonts Used:
  • Thousand Sticks
  • Jellyka Bee's Antique Handwriting
  • Blackcloak Standard
  • Type Keys Filled Regular
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 5 September 2014

New Book Club Collection & Value Pack

So I was trying to think of a new idea for a collection and thought to myself...what is important to me? Well... the 2nd thing I love to do outside of designing and scrapbooking is reading. I purchased a Kindle a few years ago for myself and it was the best money I ever spent. I thought...hmmm I wonder if I could make a digital E reader? So I did. And the Book Club Collection came in around it. I think with school starting this could also be used for those type of layouts, but still allowing you to use it for many other things throughout the year.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/book-club-collection-biggie-p31215.php
Book Club Collection Biggie
Jeroen has stated that he wouldn't switch to an E reader, he said he prefers to hold a book. But I do find him reading on his tablet from time to time. It's the way of the evolving world. But I do agree with him, sometimes it is nice just to hold a book. Remember what the library smells like? That's so nice.

Included in the Collection

http://store.scrapgirls.com/book-club-collection-biggie-p31215.php
  • (16) Background papers including a mix of vintage & modern patterns, book pages, solid textures, wood & library cards.
  • (3) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating embellishments including fun items such as: an E Reader (PNG & PSD formats), steaming coffee in 2 colors (PNG & PSD formats), a darling owl, reading glasses, vellum journaling mats and stars with special shadows and much more.
  • (1) Glass Button Alpha Set in cream & Metal. This set includes: All letters, numbers and some punctuation.
  • (2) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating Word Art. The Word Art includes all kinds of reading related tags, sticky tabs, number buttons and the fun phrase "I can go anywhere in a good book".

 Value Pack


http://store.scrapgirls.com/value-pack-book-club-p31214.php
Value Pack: Book Club
This set is available in a Value Pack that includes:
  • Book Club Collection Biggie
  • Mini Calendars Tags & Brush Sets (2014 & 2015)
  • Library Cards Embellishments
  • FREE Jiffy Layered Easy Page (Ready for you to add your own photos & text)
Or you can get those sets individually:

http://store.scrapgirls.com/library-cards-embellishments-p31210.php
Library Cards Embellishments
http://store.scrapgirls.com/mini-calendars-embellishments-2014-2015-p31211.php
Mini Calendars Tags & Brush Sets (2014 & 2015)
A great idea for using the Mini Calendars is to create some fun personalized book marks for yourself, family or friends.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/mini-calendars-embellishments-2014-2015-p31211.php
 
It's hard to see everything, but if you click on any of the images you'll be taken to the store where you can open some of the images up larger in a new window. There are a few pieces that are my favorite pieces in the collection....

http://store.scrapgirls.com/book-club-collection-biggie-p31215.php

There are several pieces of vellum pieces in the set. They come with separate shadows so they are not so dark underneath when you add a shadow. This allows you to see more of what is underneath. The coffee comes in dark and light (I like mine light and sweet!) With separate steam.


Ideas for layouts

Click on any of the images to be taken to the shop, where you can see them a little larger and also see everything that was used to make the layout.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/mini-calendars-embellishments-2014-2015-p31211.php
Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
 http://store.scrapgirls.com/book-club-collection-biggie-p31215.php


 http://store.scrapgirls.com/book-club-collection-biggie-p31215.php

http://store.scrapgirls.com/library-cards-embellishments-p31210.php
Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
 http://store.scrapgirls.com/mini-calendars-embellishments-2014-2015-p31211.php

So, what genre is your favorite? I am in a Post Apocalyptic phase, but more survival, less zombies. I hope you enjoy the new collection this week and have a wonderful weekend scrapping or reading!


Friday, 22 August 2014

A New Collection inspired by a BAD Lemon Tart

Yes, it is actually true! A bad taste in my mouth inspired this new sweet collection. It is crazy sometimes as to what inspires you.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php

So here's the Story.....

My neighbor Maureen & I were going for a walk, she has been showing me parts of the city that I haven't seen. On this day we stopped for a great cappuccino at a little street cafe. Well they had a pretty pie in the counter and we decided to try it. Ummmm well it was, OK it was terrible! I think they made it with lemon oil or extract. It was so "tart"  lol. When the nice lady came to give us our bill, she noticed we didn't eat the pie and asked. We were polite of course and told her it was a bit too strong for us. She told us that that she was sorry and offered us a chocolate chip cookie to go. We thanked her kindness and left with our cookies.

BUT...WAIT ---> there is more. Upon biting into the cookie and almost breaking teeth. Uh huh..not kidding! We discreetly tipped those into the trash can around the corner. Great coffee... bad baked goods!  It took awhile before I got that lemon taste out my mouth.


Included in the Collection

http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php
This set has a lot of fun pieces, but I especially love the Invitation & Recipe templates found in the Word Art. Just pop them om top of a pretty paper and change the wording and you are set to go! This is perfect opportunity to use BOLD patterns we can sometimes be afraid of using. Also they look great with any collection.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php 

Also New this Week

Click on any image to see in the shop!
http://store.scrapgirls.com/brush-set-handwriting-p31176.php


I love using handwriting to accent my scrapbooking layouts. They look great under clusters, and stamped on the backgrounds..even over photos. The Handwriting Brush set is a collection of 6 vintage writing images in ABR & PNG formats. Perfect for accenting your digital scrapbooking layouts, clusters, card making and crafts.

Grab these at the Special Intro Price
This Weekend ONLY

Other Layout Ideas


http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php
"Lilly at Four Years Old" layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php
"Planning Rome" layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php
"And Then There Was You" layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/brush-set-handwriting-p31176.php
"You Are the Peach of My Pie" layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/a-la-mode-collection-biggie-p31179.php
"Lemon Pie" recipe card by Brandy Murry

Don't miss this SALE!

You may regret it because over 1000 products at Scrap Girls are retiring to make room for all the new things coming. Once they are gone...they are gone for good! (Click the image below to see all the retiring products)

http://store.scrapgirls.com/c224.php

So that is all for this week..thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend! And PS.... make sure you know who made the pie!


Friday, 1 August 2014

Smells So Good!

I love the smell of fresh oranges, it makes me think of something clean and fresh, colorful and summery. So this week is a little collection all about those things.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
The Orange Blossom digital scrapbooking collection is a sweet summer kit that you can almost smell! Perfect for scrapbooking those hot summer days, cool refreshing moments and colors that make you smile.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
Orange Blossom Collection by Brandy Murry

http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php


http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php

http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
Addison in August digital scrapbooking summer layout by Brandy Murry
http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
Love my Yellow Box Flip Flops!
http://store.scrapgirls.com/orange-blossom-collection-p31122.php
Summer Road Trip digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
I hope ya'll are having nice weather, it has finally cooled down to a happy temperature here in Holland. Warm sun and cooler breezes, that makes me happy. Have a great weekend & thank you so very much for popping by.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Embroidery Alphabet Templates + Special Freebie!

This week I have a fun set of stitched alphabet templates. ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Embroidery These were used to make the green embroidery alpha in Summer Cottage and I thought it would be nice to offer them in template format so you could make your own using other colors and patterns!
http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-alpha-templates-embroidery-p31100.php 

This set included upper and lower case letters, numbers 0-9 and some punctuation.Use them to add special titles and elements to your layouts and digital artwork!

http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-alpha-templates-embroidery-p31100.php

A Commercial Use version of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Embroidery is available by clicking here.


http://store.scrapgirls.com/scrapsimple-alpha-templates-embroidery-p31100.php

Coastal Blue and White" Digital Mood Board by Brandy Murry includes the following products:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/bcmurry/Scrapbooks%20from%20the%20Heart%20Freebies/BMU_Needle-Thread_SBH_Freebie_zpsd0ebf50e.png
Clicking on the image above will take you to Photobucket.com. For some browsers a large window will open allowing you to right click and save to your computer. Some browsers take you to the Photobucket page. To download, look to the right of the screen for this:


Then click on Download to save it your computer.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and have fun designing pages for your great memories!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

My First Collaboration Collection

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you are having nice weather because it is unusually HOT here in The Netherlands. Makes me miss air conditioning, which is rarely needed here. Thank goodness for fans ;)!!

http://store.scrapgirls.com/summer-cottage-collection-biggie-p31078.php

This week I have my very first collaboration collection "Summer Cottage" that I worked on with Angie Briggs over at Scrap Girls. It was really fun to see it come together!

http://store.scrapgirls.com/summer-cottage-collection-biggie-p31078.php

It's a shabby chic, summer inspired collection of digital scrapbooking products with a touch of rustic charm in the papers and embellishments.  You'll find everything from shabby floral backgrounds to clothes pins, stitched alpha and seed scatters.  Perfect for all those summer memories and for everyday life.





  • (16) Background papers including patterns such as: shabby floral, damask, gingham, wood and more
  • (3) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating embellishments including fun items such as: roses, vine, seed packet, raffia bow, flowers, stitching, ribbon, bottle cap, clothes pin  and much more!
  • (1) distressed alpha in red and (1) green stitched alpha.  This set includes: All letters, and some numbers and punctuation.
  • (1) 8.5X11 pages of coordinating Word Art. The Word Art includes stitched tags a poem and more

http://store.scrapgirls.com/summer-cottage-embellishment-cluster-p31075.php

Summer Cottage digital scrapbooking embellishment clusters are pre-made groupings of embellishments ready to take on your photos, journaling or to add instant accents to your layouts. This set coordinates with the Summer Cottage Collection Biggie.

Included in this set is 6 pre-made clusters available in both a shadowed and non shadowed version.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/summer-cottage-paper-mini-p31074.php
Six collage style papers that coordinates with the Summer Cottage Collection Biggie.


http://store.scrapgirls.com/value-pack-summer-cottage-p31073.php

This collection is all of the Summer Cottage products grouped together to save you money.

A shabby chic summer  inspired collection of digital scrapbooking products with a touch of rustic charm in the papers and embellishments.

You'll find everything from shabby floral backgrounds to clothes pins, stitched alpha and seed scatters.  Perfect for all those summer memories and for everyday life.

ALSO.....When you purchase the Value pack which has all the pieces to this collection, you also get a set of 6 extra free papers!

http://store.scrapgirls.com/value-pack-summer-cottage-p31073.php


 Here are samples of digital scrapbooking layouts using the Summer Cottage Collection of products.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/summer-cottage-embellishment-cluster-p31075.php
Lil Artist Digital Scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
Garden Footwear Digital Scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
Garden Roses Digital Scrapbooking layout by Brandy Murry
Family Digital Scrapbooking layout by Angie Briggs
Summer Beauty Digital Scrapbooking layout by Angie Briggs
Sweet Digital Scrapbooking layout by Angie Briggs
  If you like a country type collection, then you also might like these collections:

 Chambray and Madison County Collections


On a side note, I did add a little gallery to the Scrapbooks from the Heart Website. In case you didn't know about the site, it's a quick reference place to the latest collections, video tutorials, and some great basics without lots of searching. If you get a chance pop over, it's open 24/7  ;).