Sunday, July 18, 2010

More Jillibean Soup Projects to Share

Happy Sunday to you all! I hope you are taking some time today to relax and enjoy.

I really loved working with Jillibean Soup products this month for A Walk Down Memory Lane and have a few more projects to share before we get to the next round of reveals for the stamp featured manufacturer coming tomorrow.

Just You {N} I

For this LO I used Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle Soup papers. I'd have to say I think they are my favorite. I just love the colors. I also used some Soup Staples papers. The twill ribbon up top is Jillibean as well.

I layered 2 Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts and used my Marvy cricle punch to create the extra circle. The cherry stamp is from October Afternoon with some Martha Stewart glitter added to it.

For the title I used Ranger crackle paint in Fired Brick and then went along the edges of the chipboard with my black Sharpie marker. The chipboard letters are from The Girls' Paperie.

My Sweet Swinger

For this LO I used Jillibean Soup Egg Drop Soup patterned papers. I really like the soft sweet colors. Perfect for my lil' peanut and other Spring pages. The letters are a combination of Jillibean Soup (the tiny blue ones), American Crafts Thickers (pink ones), and Prima (the large white glittered covered ones).

I cut out he umbrellas from a sheet of patterned paper and layered them up with pop dots.

I just love this little house and tree. This was cut out from a sheet of the patterned paper as well.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July Crop Challenge

Hey there Everyone! Happy Friday to you!

The Christmas in July Crop is in full swing at A Walk Down Memory Lane and yesterday was my day to post a challenge. I think my favorite part of Christmas, besides celebrating Jesus' birthday, is decking the halls with lovely decorations. It is always so fun to do this with the family and just puts me in a good mood to look around and see all the things that bring about different memories. So I decided I wanted to help you all get a head start on creating a new decoration for your house for Christmas this year.

My challenge is to create a home decor item with a Christmas theme. I decided to go with a banner since I love them! They are so much fun to make and go really quickly. I also had this in mind because I thought it would be great to hang on our front door to welcome all the guests during the season.

Joy Banner

This is kind of hard to see so here is each letter separate:





I used Pink Paislee's Mistletoe & Co. collection papers, my Marvy circle punches, some American Crafts Zing! embossing powder on the letters, The Girls' Paperie chipboard letters, and some Ranger distress ink to create this along with some stuff I had in my stash. All the products I listed can be found in the A Walk Down Memory Lane store.

To play along with the Christmas in July Crop, just head on over to the AWDML DT blog and check out the challenges. Once you have created, link them back up to Mr. Linky by the 21st and midnight (PST) for your chance to win some awesome goodies from Jillibean Soup!!

Happy Scrappin'! ~ Scarlett

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Tag Tutorial

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday to you! It was a hot one here today with lots of lovely humidity to go with... can you sense the sarcasm in that? LOL!! The good thing coming from this is I remembered I hadn't shared with you all this quick little tutorial with you yet.

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine did a series called 10 Days of Summer Tags and I have been meaning to share my Day 9 Tag here with you. If you would like to receive the email newsletters that come out from the magazine, just head on over to the site and become a registered user. Easy peasy, right? Once you have done this you will receive all the latest and greatest news right in your inbox! Make sure you hop onto the forum and say hi too! I'd love to see you there.

Ok, moving on to the tag. Here is the tutorial:

Fly A Kite by Scarlett Salamone Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Stickers: October Afternoon; Embellishments: Foof-A-La, Recollections; Inks: Ranger; Tool: embossing machine: Sissix, embossing folder: Cuttlebug; scissors: EK Success; Other: glimmer mist: Tattered Angels, toothpick

Step 1: Cut cardstock to 6 1/4" x 3 1/8". Adhere patterned paper background; it is ok to not have the patterned cover the full length of the tag since you will layer other paper onto it. Cut top piece of pattered paper to 2" x 3 1/8". Fussy cut around the pattern to create an edge or use a border punch. Cut bottom piece of patterned paper to 3/4" and fringe with scissors. Use the toothpick to roll down paper. Adhere both pieces of patterned paper to tag.

Step 2: Draw clouds onto white cardstock. Place cardstock into Swiss Dot embossing folder and run through machine. Use Distress Ink in Faded Jeans to add a bit of color. Cut clouds out and then add a bit of glimmer mist in Pearl. Glue down large cloud shape and use a pop dot to place small cloud just overlapping the larger one. Tip: Use old chipboard shapes or stickers to create perfect cloud shapes.

Step 3: Cut apart sticker allowing you to use the twine instead of the sticker for a string. This will also help you place the full sticker more completely on the tag. Tip: Use baby powder on the back of the sticker to take away the stickiness. This will allow you to work with it easier.

Step 4: Use glue to adhere boy to tag. Use pop dots to adhere main part of kite and mini glue dots on each bow in the tail. Cover the string portion of the kite with a thin line of glue and place twine on top of it. Create a loop and bring the end of string onto thin glue line covering the string portion of the sticker in the boy's hand. Add a dressed button with dimensional glue dot to center of kite. Add pearls to center of each bow.

Step 5: Add bird sticker using pop dots ( I again used baby powder on the back of the sticker to make it more manageable) and fly a kite sticker.

I can't wait to use this one as an embellishment for a page with my DS flying a kite. I think it will make a sweet addition.

Now on to some other Scrapbook News and Review Magazine info for you. The August calls are up and I would love to keep seeing so many of my scrappy friends from all over the online world get published!! It is so fun to see your creations there.

Here are the August calls:



By Style: In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we spotlight scrapbook pages by style and genre. We’re currently looking for pages in traditional paper scrapbooking that feature a clearly defined style such as Clean and Simple, Dark and Industrial, Eclectic and Freestyle, Romance and Pretty Chic, Whimsical or Fantasy, and others just ripe for the picking. Please submit at least three to five layouts that you feel best represents your work and explain in a few brief sentences what style you feel best describes your work.

Please Note: This is for paper scrapbookers only. There is a separate call now for digital scrapbookers.

First Day of School/School Days – The first day of school and going back to school are always cause for celebration. For this call, we’re looking for school themed layouts and projects.

Sports & Action – Summer is a great time to get outside and play and this call focuses on pages that are full of action or are sports themed. The sports need not be summer related – any sport is up for consideration.

Sand & Surf – What would summer be without a little sand and playing in the water? Show us your favorite sand and surf memories!

So You Think You Know Me? – It’s an “All about Me” page with a twist. For this call, tell us what people don’t know about you that you really want them to. What hidden treasures are buried inside your heart?

Teens – Ah, what can we say? They’re a constant source of fodder for our pages. No matter the mood or the subject, whether happy, sad or just downright hilarious, we want to see your teen pages.

Using Paint on Your Pages – With any kind and in any way. We’re looking for fabulous techniques and great ways to use paint on your pages. So whatcha got?

You Go Girl – Do you have a daughter or a special girl in your life that you would like to impart some of your wisdom and appreciation for life to? For this call, we’re looking for pages that feature a letter to someone who is important to you and what your hopes and dreams are for her future.



Back to School – It’s almost time for the school bell to ring and while mom’s may love it, young ones often need encouragement. We’re looking for cards that feature a school theme, either for children or for teachers.

Colored Pencils – Cards can either be colored with regular or watercolor pencils.

Faith Full – We’re looking for cards of faith and they can be on any topic but must include things such as scripture verses and/or religious imagery.

Healing and Hope – These can be anything from Get Well to Thinking of You to I Know You Can Do It and Keep the Faith. All we ask is that you encourage and give hope.

Setting the Scene: Pool or Beach Party – Paper supplies are a great way to get a custom look for any event. This month, we’re hosting a pool or beach party theme and we’d like to see your decorations, invitations, centerpieces, banners, and party favors. Anything you would use at a pool or beach party is fair game.

Sister or Best Friend – Whether your best friend is like a sister to you or your sister is a best friend, we’re in search of cards that are made specifically for them.

Sponging – There are some wonderful looks you can get from sponging, including aging. You can use any medium such as ink, paint, pigments, etc.

Using Paint on Your Cards – Paint is the focus and you can use any type of paint and you can use it any way you like.



Please Note: Stamping projects can include anything you stamp on, such as cards, ATCs, inchies, arches, collage, mixed media or whatever fires your imagination.

Pirates – Pirates are fun, whimsical and tickle the imagination. We want to see your pirate themed projects, so send them in, matey.

Postcards – Use your stamps to make a postcard. Sound simple? It is. Sound fun? Oh yeah!

Watermarking – Whether it be Versamark or any other type of watermark ink, we’re looking for projects that feature watermark inks and all the fabulous techniques you can do with them!

Artist Trading Cards

Stencils and Masks: It’s all about technique, baby. Our focus for this call is to show how stencils and masks – of any kind or theme – can be used on ATC’s.

Under the Sea: From fish and mermaids to ships and buried treasure, we’re up for anything under the sea.

Strut Your Stuff: Let your mind wander and create ATC’s with your own theme and muse in mind. This free-for-all category allows you to submit your lovingly made ATC’s with any topic or technique in mind.



Books -- Whether you're obsessed with the latest vampire series or stick to the classics, part of a book club or helping a young one learn to read, books say something about your personality. We want to see your digital or hybrid layouts featuring books.

Extractions -- A technique that sets the digital world apart, extractions definitely take patience and skill. Show us your mad extraction skills in action on a digital or hybrid layout!

Pirates/Skulls & Crossbones -- Ahoy mateys! Pirate symbols are perfect for that little buccaneer or sassy sweetheart. Make Jack Sparrow proud a submit some fabulous digital or hybrid layouts!

Pen Tablet Work -- Sometimes a mouse just doesn't do it - that's when we break out the pen tablet! Drawing, designing, extracting, any detail work is easier with a pen tablet. We're looking for layouts that showcase your skills with a pen tablet.

Digital By Style: In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we spotlight scrapbook pages by style and genre. We’re currently looking for pages in digital scrapbooking that feature a clearly defined style such as Clean and Simple, Dark and Industrial, Eclectic and Freestyle, Romance and Pretty Chic, Whimsical or Fantasy, and others just ripe for the picking. Please submit at least three to five layouts that you feel best represents your work and explain in a few brief sentences what style you feel best describes your work.

Please Note: This is a NEW call and is for digital scrapbookers only.

Mixed Media


Altered Board Books – Children’s board books are just the right stuff to make an altered board book. Let your imagination take flight as you alter, change up and dress up board books any size, shape or kind.

Coin Envelope Mini Album – Coin envelopes can be found at any office supply store and they’re a great way to make a mini album shine. This call can be of any theme, but it must include coin envelopes as the base of the album.

Inchies: Text – Show us how you incorporate text on your inchies. A great way to accomplish this is with magazine or newspaper captions, dictionary or book pages, stamped sentiments, and so on. Inchies can either be 1”x1” or 1.5”x1.5” or they can be twinchies at 2” x 2” square.

Tags: Surf’s Up – Tags must be size #8 or 6 1/4”x3 1/8” and feature a beach, beach party or fun in the sun theme.

Treasures of Your Heart Mini Album – What is near and dear to you? Share your simple treasures with us in a mini album of any size, shape or structure.

Please Note: All mixed media calls are for paper artists of all styles and categories including traditional paper, hybrid or digital.

Lots of areas to choose from, huh? I just know you have a project already created or in mind that could work, so what'cha' waiting for?? Submit your work and strut your stuff!! To obtain the needed method to submit head on over to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and click the Calls topic on the main page. You will have all the info you need.

Until next time, Happy Scrappin'! ~ Scarlett

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jillibean Soup and a Crop

Happy Saturday Blogger Friends! Today I am going to share with you some projects I created featuring jillibena Soup products. Jillibean Soup is one of the featured manufacturers this month at A Walk Down Memory Lane so you will receive 25% off these fab products! I really love working with Jillibean Soup and I think my favorite item of theirs has got to be the Journal Sprouts! They are just so great for so many different purposes.

Hogs N Kisses:

This is the card I created for my sketch inspiration challenge which is currently up on the DT blog. You can see the sketch here. I just love this fun Chicken Noodle Soup line. The colors are so bright and bold and the patterns are super fun. Perfect for all those county fair, farm, and garden photos you may have lying around.

Close Ups:

I cut the pig out and then layered on an additional cut out head and snout to give this cutie lil' piggy some dimension. The journaling sticker I used for the sentiment is from the matching cardstock stickers for this line and the heart is from the Jillibean cardstock alpha stickers.

Gone Country:

This is another Lo featuring the Chicken Noodle Soup line, can you tell I just love it??! My daughter took this picture of me and I love the way it turned out. It was perfect to share how I have gone from a city lovin' girl to a down home country girl. Don't get me wrong I still love going to the big city, I just am soo happy to not be living there any longer.

Close Ups:

Here you can see my journaling for this page and the cute little barn cut out. I really like this brick paper, don't you? The ric rac is also from Jillibean Soup and came with 3 other fabulous ribbons.

Here are those fab daisies and piggy again.... I told you I loved them! LOL!! And isn't that tractor just cute? I added some pearls to give it an extra little touch. All the letters used are from Jillibean... the smaller ones come with the cardstock sticker set for this line and so did the circle sticker. I outlined the letters for the word country with my Sharpie so they would pop a little.

Well, that's all I am going to share with for now. I have a couple more Jillibean projects that I will be sharing with you soon. make sure you head on over to the A Walk Down Memory Lane store so you can take advantage of the 25% off savings. You could also pop on over to the DT blog and gallery where you will find more amazing Jillibean samples for your inspiration created by my fellow DT members!

Now on to the crop news I have to share. A Walk Down Memory Lane is going to help you keep cool this July with a Christmas in July crop!! All the details will be posted on the DT blog tomorrow. Then starting on Monday, each designer will be bringing you a super fun challenge to get your Christmas mojo going. What a great time this will be to catch up on some of those Christmas photos you have taunting you (that is if you're anything like me and still have a zillion to scrap), begin your cards for the season, and maybe even get head start on some home decor items (wink! wink!) So please be sure to join us. Jillibean Soup is our sponsor for the crop so you are surely not going to want to miss out on the fab prize they have to offer.

Hope you all have really super days! Happy Scrappin' ~ Scarlett

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Full Reveal - The Little Shabby Box

Hi Everyone!! I know this has been a long wait for the full reveal of my first cards for The Little Shabby Box, but life happens. So without further ado, here they are:

Main Kit cards:

Thank You

Get Well

Using June's Mini Kit and Technique Tuesday Stamps:

One Day At A Time

Love You

Be sure to head on over to The Little Shabby Box to get yourself one or both of these fabulous kits. I have many more cards to share from both kits. They are so full of goodness and you can really create a lot with them. Be sure to also check out the other designers fabulous work with the kits.
The Technique Tuesday stamps came from A Walk Down Memory Lane and you are in luck because they are this month's featured stamp manufacturer. You will receive 25% off all their stamps this month along with 25% Jillibean Soup products! Be sure to head on over to the A Walk Down Memory Lane store to cash in on these deals!

Until next time, Happy Scrappin' ~ Scarlett