Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Christy :-) . . . and a giveaway at Scarlet Lime!

Happy Birthday, Christy!

We hope you are having a great weekend at CKU Reunion. You are an amazingly talented artist. Thank you for inspiring us each month.

Here are a few cards that we made with your awesome Scarlet Lime kits:

from Dena (using the pretty October Main kit)

from Lori (she combined products from the August, September, and October main kits).

from Mimi (she added in some mixed media items from the shop with products from both October kits).

from Melanie (she used the October Main kit).

from Rachel (she used the September Main kit)

To help celebrate Christy's special day, please leave a comment on the Scarlet Lime blog letting us know your favorite birthday tradition. A winner will be randomly chosen and will win a $25 gift certificate to the Scarlet Lime shop! The winner will be announced Nov. 1st. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

A "Get Your Fingers Dirty" tutorial...

I am just loving the new Want2Scrap™ Nestaboard™ especially these new Label Twenty-Three and I am looking at new ways to use it. I wanted to show you a great way to dress them up with some fantastic mixed media products.

These are the materials we will need:
Claudine Hellmuth Paint
Faber-Castrell Gelatos
Paintbrush and Water

First add a little gesso to your Nestaboard™.

After it is dry draw some of the gelato on the Nestaboard and add water to spread the color. I used two blues, a lighter in the middle and darker on the outer edge.

After that is dry I added some paint to the paint to the edges.

Now dress it up with Labels Twenty-Three Nestabling™, Turquoise Baby Bling Rhinestones, and a sticker as the focal point.

A few details...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you feel like getting your hands dirty now too!

Want2Scrap™ Materials:
Labels Twenty-Three Nestabling™
Turquoise Baby Bling Rhinestones
Labels Twenty-Three Nestaboard™

Cross Promotional Partner:
Beacon Adhesives

Other Materials:
Paint- Claudine Hellmuth
Gelatos- Faber-Castell
Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper-
Ribbon- Pebbles Inc.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mimi Leinbach: Scarlet Lime Inspirational Projects

This kits this month at Scarlet Lime are gorgeous but I also added some fun stuff from the mixed media store which are so dang fun you have to add these to you stash.

With the frugal kit this month I create this layout of my boys on a trip to Universal Studios. We had such a fun day. I added some fun stamps and Claudine Hellmuth Paints which are my new favorite products.


Check out how the paints draw out the design on the book plate.

Mimi_Frugal_Universal Detail 1

This layout was based on this photo which totally inspired me.


Next I decided that I wanted to create a few new pages in my art journal based on this photo and Christy's amazing mixed media classes.


My love of the beach, all things tropical and these fantastic colors helped me create these pages...

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal

and some details...

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal Detail 1

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal Detail 2

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal Detail 3

Mimi_Main_Beach Life Art Journal Detail 4

I also tried a new product to me this month. These Faber-Castell Gelatos make such fantastic colors as you can see in this photo, draw a little on add a touch of water on a paintbrush and gorgeous water color designs appear...just like magic!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nikki Sivils October...check out our GDT this month!

I can not believe it is October already...that means Halloween is right around the corner so it was time for to make a treat bag. My little nephew comes to trick-or-treat with the boys each year so I try to make him a little something special. This year the My Lil' Monster line was perfect for it!

A few details...

This will be filled with whatever treats we decide on for this year...

I also wanted to make a card with this line, but decided to go outside the box making an I love you card with this is pretty unexpected! This will be perfect for one of my boys for some special occasion!

Now that my little guy has moved up to 5th grade at a new school he decided to join the reading club! YAY!!!! I made him this book mark using the You' re a Hoot line. The plastic sleeve from Traditions Studios makes is super easy to make them.

Be sure to stop by the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog today. We have a fantastic guest designer this month! Check out the designs from Megan Hoeppner from Creating Keepsakes Magazine.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Want2Scrap™, Simple Stories, Score-Pal, and Eco Green Crafts all in one!!

Simple Stories is now a new preferred partner of Want2Scrap™. Lucky me to get to work with these fantastic papers from their 100 Days of Summer Line!

I also got this great Scor-Pal! Now that I am making more cards this will be a great new tool to have in my stash. I want to thank these great companies for sending us these fun goodies. I also added a little Eco Green Crafts ink to the edges of my card for a little added definition.

This is what I had fun making with them! I love that these papers have some pre-printed sentiments on so easy to work with them.

I used these Style C Chipboard Embellishments. I sprayed them with ink and added the 72 Count Amber Rhinestones. What a great way to add additional color and texture.

Don't miss the new Pearl Nestabling™. It is the perfect way to frame just about anything. Be sure to remember to stop by the store this month and support the Susan G. Komen Foundation with the purchase of any pink products!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Style C Chipboard Embellishments
72 Count Amber Rhinestones
Pearl Nestabling™

Preferred Partners:
Simple Stories, 100 Days of Summer
Eco Green Crafts

Other Products:
Ribbon- Pebbles Inc.
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Cardstock- Bazzill

Friday, October 7, 2011

Scarlet Lime: What ispires me...

All this week on the Scarlet Lime blog we are answering the question what inspires us, be sure to check it out!

The better question is what doesn't inspire me...everything does. Photography is a major inspiration for me. You can sit down for two minutes at your computer to surf the net and come up with some amazing inspiration...I found this on the website Oddee, the photographer was not credited but this can start you off with color inspiration or the simplistic design.


This photo caught my eye instantly...another great place to look for inspiration that is right at the tip of your fingers. Cell phone backgrounds...there are thousands right there with fantastic colors, designs and photography.


I am also inspired by classes right here at Scarlet Lime. If you have not taken one you truly are missing out. Last month Christy inspired me to create this canvas...

Mimi_September Main_Gabi Canvas

Her color class had me digging in to paint colors I never thought I would have used...

Mimi_Sept Main_Gabi Canvas 2JPG

There is no better inspiration than digging it a pile of paint, rub-ons, and pattern paper for me!

Mimi_Sept Main_Canvas Detail 1

I hope you can help but feel inspired by all the post this week on the Scarlet Lime blog...we had a great time sharing our points of inspiration with you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bling Bundle Bonanza!

Exciting News to share! We have bundled up some of our most popular Bling at Huge Discounts for the Holidays! Get more Bling for your Buck!

Bling Bundle #1 comes with the following: - 72 Count Black Rhinestone - Jumbo Flower w/ Swirls - Flower White Pearl - Fleur de Lis Rectangles - Circles Black Rhinestones - Labels Fourteen Black Rhinestones - Classic Diamonds White Pearl - Classic Diamonds Black Rhinestones - Stars Five Black Rhinestones - Baby Bling 100 ct. Black Rhinestones Bundle One is a $28.43 value for only $14.99
(No other discounts apply to Bundles)

Bling Bundle #2 comes with the following:
- Funky Swirls Clear Rhinestones - Brackets, Fancy Pair Clear Small - Scalloped Hearts Red Rhinestones - Jumbo Flower & Swirls - 72ct. Red Rhinestones - Brackets Fancy Clear Large - Classic Diamonds Clear Rhinestones - Beautiful Bling Strips White Pearl & Clear Rhinestone - Nested Pennants Clear Rhinestones - Fleur de Lis Rectangles Red & Clear Rhinestone - Beautiful Bling Strips Black & Clear Rhinestone - Lacey Ovals Clear Rhinestones - Labels Two Red Rhinestones - Baby Bling White Pearl 100ct. - Baby Bling Red Pearl 100ct. - Baby Bling Clear Rhinestones 100ct. - Fleur de Lis - Beautiful Bling Strips White Pearl & Black Rhinestone - Petite Scalloped Circles Small Clear Rhinestone - Labels Fourteen Clear Rhinestone A $46.38 dollar value for only $24.99
(No other discounts apply to bundles)

Bling Bundle #3 contains the following: - Scalloped Hearts Pink Pearl - Jumbo Swirl Brown Rhinestone - Jumbo Flower & Swirls Pink Pearl - 72ct. Smokey Brown Rhinestone - 72ct. Hot Pink Pearls - Fancy Tags Three Black Rhinestone - Flower & Swirls Brown Rhinestone - Sprightly Sprockets Black Rhinestone - Sprightly Sprockets Clear Rhinestone - Fancy Tags Three Clear Rhinestone - Lacey Ovals Orange Rhinestone - Beaded Square Coral Pearl - Classic Diamonds Hot Pink - Labels Twenty Two White Pearl - Stars Five Clear Rhinestones - Labels Nine Purple Rhinestone - Lacey Ovals Mossy Pearl - Labels Twenty Three Black Rhinestone - Petite Scalloped Circles Lavender Pearl - Petite Scalloped Circles Turquoise Rhinestone A $62.34 Value for only $29.99!!!
(No other discounts apply to bling bundles)

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a cause near and dear to my heart as breast cancer has taken a sister from me. My Mom, Mom in-law and some of my friends has also been stricken with the disease. This month Want2Scrap™ is joining the cause.

Want2Scrap™ recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month and All Pink items on our website will be at 50% off for the entire month of October. At the end of the month, Want2Scrap™ will donate 10% of sales on all these Pink items to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Check out all of the Pink at

Last but not least...I had a winner on my blog for the eclectic Paperie and Want2Scrap.

Congrats to...
Blogger Cathy Y said...

Oh, your project is so pretty. I love the colors you chose!

Way to go gal!