Friday, July 25, 2014

How to make a Shabby Chic card with MSD by: Aneta

Hello everybody, 

Aneta here.

Welcome to my first post with MSD as a member of our DT for 2014-2015.
I'll be visiting you once per month (last Friday of each month) 
and every time I'll bring you a new tutorial: How Aneta.

I've decided to have 3 levels of difficulties 
which means level 1 is easy, 2-medium, 3-high.

Today I bring you my first tutorial, difficulty level:1

Let's start then:

Step 1: gather your supplies.

Step 2: cover your background with a thin layer of gesso

Step 3: rip a piece of paper you want to use in the middle.

Step 4: stamp the chicken wire in the upper and lower corner.

Step 5: add some of your favorite washi-tape and add more gesso.

Step 6: now you can begin adding some layers. I used some pop dots 
for 3D effect. 

Step 7: I covered the chip board I used with some white acrylic paint
and added on my project.

Step 8: I cut out some beautiful roses and now is the perfect time 
to start arranging them on your project.

Step 9: More roses and more embellishments.

Step 10: One of the last things is the NEVER GROW UP ticket 
and some liquid pears for a more shabby effect.


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I hope you've enjoyed this quick tutorial.

Do you think you are up to some quick challenges after next tutorial ??

I'd love to hear from you :)
Thank you for stopping by today and have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New release peeks! Wicked Times & Posh

Here's a little peek at just two of four new lines we are releasing this summer! We hope you like them and stay tuned all this week for more peeks!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Meet the Design Team | Jelissa & Yasmin

Welcome back! We are continuing our Meet the Design Team showcase. Let me introduce you to Jelissa & Yasmin. 

Jelissa Cheng

My name is Jelissa and I come from sunny Singapore where it's nearly summer all year round. 

I started out by taking photos when I scuba-dived and that evolved to taking pictures of my sons when they were born. That was when I discovered scrap-booking as a unique and beautiful way of preserving those cherished childhood memories.

 As I progressed, it became an avenue for inner expression.

My style is a mixture of mixed media and shabby chic. 12x12 layouts are usually what I make, but recently I've tried altering everyday objects from home and is currently addicted to canvas. 

I'm so excited and honored to be working with a wonderfully talented bunch of ladies, not to mention the fabulous products by Marion Smith! I hope you enjoy what I'll be sharing with you in the days to come.
You can find Jelissa here:

Yasmin Tolche

Hi! My name is Yasmin Tölche. I'm a norwegian girl born in 1980. Mom to two awesome boys, Felix and Collin. I'm happily married with Kristian and together we live in a small mountain village in Kyrksæterøra, Norway with our Rottweiler Penny. All of the above is victim of my scrapbook obsession. 

I'm currently work for a scrapbook store here in Norway doing postings online. I see myself as a fun girl with a good sence of humor and creativity!

I started scrapbooking in august 2005. I came over this hobby totally by accident when I was at a friends house. I've always loved to cut and paste pictures in albums and doing some type of scrapbooking in a low level. But it was in 2005 I really got into it. I am what you call a allround scrapper. 

I do everything from cards, minialbums, altered projects and layouts. I love scrapping pages with paints, mist and getting my hands messy. I don't think I have a style that really is just for me, I do everything from vintage to inky, painted projects. These past years I've also got into eductating for a local store and I am expanding my educating to local scrapbook gatherings and crops. I love sharing the joy of crafting and hope to do more educating in the future.

I'm over the moon excited to be apart of this new designteam and exciting company. I love Marion's products and so happy to be apart of this amazing team!

You can find Yasmin here: 
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meet the Design Team | Erica & Sandra

Welcome back! We are continuing our Meet the Design Team showcase. Let me introduce you to Erica & Sandra. 

Erica Houghton

Hi. My name is Erica Houghton. My husband, Ben, and I live outside of Washington DC in Stone Ridge, Virginia. When I'm not working or sitting in traffic, you can find me in my studio creating, curled up with a good book, headed out the door for a run, or sightseeing and traveling.

My paper crafting style is shabby-chic - I love glitter, rhinestones, and anything else that has glitz, glamour, and a lot of sparkle.

I'm totally addicted to patterned paper so I'e resorted to using lots of layers in order to use all of the wonderful papers that come in each collection. I never feel my pages are complete until I've added flowers, ribbon and machine stitching. I enjoy creating a variety of projects including layouts, cards, tags, of the page projects and a mini album every now and then.

In addition to creating for various design teams I also enjoy teaching classes at LSS's because I love sharing my passion for paper crafting with others.

You can find Erica here:

Sandra Przybylska

My name is Sandra Przybylska. I'm a 24 year old Polish lady, a mother to one and a love to another.

I've been a passionate scrapbooker since July 2013 and it has become my biggest passion.

I love to use acrylic paints, stamps, stickers, and patterned paper.

I've lived in the United Kingdon with all my family since June 2006 and it looks like I'm going to stay here. Hugs XOXO

You can find Sandra here:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Meet the Design Team | Irene & Keri

Welcome to day two of Meet the Design Team. Introducing our two senior artists, Irene Tan and Keri Sallee!

Irene Tan
Senior Artist

My name is Irene Tan or better known as "Scrapperlicious." I am a mother of two and I have the most wonderful family that always supports me in pursuing my passion. 

Scrapbooking to me is really about family and life. There's nothing more fun and inspiring than to scrap photographs capturing the everyday moments of our loved ones. My scrapping motto has always been "Scrap with your heart and don't forget to have fun too!"

I officially started scrapbooking in March 2007 and a couple of months later, in June, I discovered an absolute love of stamping and inking. I don't really know how to describe my style of scrapping. However, others had told me that my style is ephemera/distressed. 

I'm excited to be part of the DT for Marion Smith Designs and can't wait to see what the outcome is when I combine their beautiful products into my creations. 

You can find Irene here:

Keri Sallee
Senior Artist

I have always had a love for all things creative from writing and cooking to music and art. I started, like so many, dabbling in Creative Memories when my son was born almost 11 years ago. It was pages of rounded corners and sticker vomit, but after a while I began to wonder if there was more to "scrapbooking" than this simplistic style. So I started spending time online and at a local scrapbook store finding out what else was out there. I started finding a beautiful world of textures, colors, messy fun inks and paints, and so much more than where I had come from. 

And that is how I live my creative life…always looking for ways to challenge myself and create something new. 

I have been married to the hottest red-head on the planet for almost 12 years and am the mother to 3 fabulous and funny kiddos ages 10, 6, and 4. Last year I quit my job as the Creative Coordinator at my local scrapbook store so that I could spend more time with my family and more time on my craft. 

If you ask me what my motto in life is, I would have to say there are two…

(1) Picasso once said "Inspiration does exists, but it must find you working." I strive everyday to not just THINK creatively, but to put those thoughts into my hands and make something of them.

(2) Genesis 1:1…The first five words in the Bible are "In the Beginning GOD Created…" For me it is a constant reminder that I am only able to do what I do because GOD first created me. 

You can find Keri here: