Pocket Letter Exchange!

IMG_1430Who doesn’t like opening the mailbox to find something creative, personal and fun waiting for them? Who doesn’t like to receive crafty items from our fellow scrappers? We all do, we all should and we all can feel that excitement! Let’s kick off the very first Scrapper on the Street Pocket Letter Exchange!

IMG_1431Interested in participating? Simply email me at DaniNYC12677@gmail.com and supply me with your mailing address and whether you are willing to ship outside of the United States. Once you email me I will send you a confirmation and pair you up with another scrapper.

IMG_1433Deadline to sign up is July 27, 2015. Your pocket letter should be in the mail by August 17, 2015. If you can’t participate this time around don’t worry we will have another exchange in the Fall! For your pocket letters you can use any size pocket page you’d like from 12×12 to the 8×8 or stick to the traditional baseball card sleeve. I’ll post some questions on the Scrapper on the Street Facebook page to help you get to know your partners and we will be on our way to our Summer of Fun Pocket Letter Exchange!! If you have any questions be sure to ask and hurry and sign up for our maiden voyage!

 

Patriotic Paper Dolls

IMG_1673I’ve been going paper doll crazy lately but I’ve been trying to put these girls to good use!

This year I had one of the best 4th of July celebrations ever! We hung out at one of my closest friend’s house and took tons of photos, relaxed, swam, ate, and played with sparklers. So of course I have plenty of photos to document and play with!

IMG_1672I created two layouts that coordinate and will look great side by side but don’t have to go together. I used some of the paper dolls I dressed in their patriotic best and I added fun dimension by popping one of the girls up and not gluing down skirts so they look like they are flying in the wind.

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I added sparkle with some Heidi Swapp stickers and stars and some color shine. It was fun playing with these girlie photos and girlie embellishments!

IMG_1679For the second layout I created a base with color shine and star stencils and then matched the same gold glitter stickers, added a blue glitter title and another paper doll.

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It was so much fun taking these dolls and playing with paper, paints, layers and glitter to make a festive, feminine page showcasing a fabulous day. Stay tuned there will be many more 4th of July photos as I continue celebrating the Summer!

How are you celebrating the Summer? What trends are you into right now? Share in the comments below!

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Pocket Letters – The First Reveal

IMG_1653Oh boy was it exciting to come home from work and find my Pocket Letter package from my mom!

It was so much fun opening up this package and see what goodies and bits of creativity my mom shared. I also loved her letter and the fact that we used some of the same elements without knowing! Take a look at my open video:

Are you ready to join us for a Scrapper on the Street Pocket Letter exchange? We’d love to have you!

Playing with Paper Dolls – Let’s Color

IMG_1660Ok I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the Julie Nutting Paper Doll stamps and though I’m by no means an expert in this field I was asked to put together a video showing how I color these girls to use on my pages. Well when you ask your Scrapper on the Street for something I aim to please – so take a look at this little video showing how fast and easy it is to color your paper dolls:

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What do you think? Ready to take on the challenge and color some paper dolls? Be sure to share what you create over on the Scrapper on the Street Flickr Group or on the Facebook Page!

Pocket Letters

IMG_1629Tell me you’ve heard of the Pocket Letters trend that is sweeping the Scrapbooking community. Please tell me I was the only one who was in the dark about this. Thankfully my mom was able to show me the light and we are kicking off the absolute fun that is Pocket Letters.

Take a look at this video and let me know what you think:

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What do you think? Are you game? Want to join the Scrapper on the Street community in a Pocket Letter swap? Comment below and let me know your thoughts! We’d love to have you join the fun!

Stay tuned for more pocket letter fun as me and mom receive our first exchange!

Summer Scrapping 2015

Summer ScrappingLet’s get scrapping this Summer and create fantastic memories and pages documenting those memories.

Though Summer officially started a couple of weeks ago I am kicking off the adventure now with this quick video.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be creating fabulous fun pages and projects with our Summertime photos! Are you ready to join me? Be sure to check back and we’ll celebrate Summer together!!

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Happy Faces and Paper Dolls

IMG_1619I love when I can get in my scrap room and play. After a recent visit to my mom I fell in love with the Julie Nutting Stamps. It’s like paper dolls for grown ups! Combine them with Prima Watercolor Pencils and then you feel like an artist!

This is my first attempt at stamping with these and though my black ink ran a little I still love the way it turned out and I had so much fun using it on this page!!

IMG_1620It added the perfect girly touch to this page about me and my friend Diana. I added the balloons from the Say Cheese II collection and it looks like these were all meant to go together doesn’t it?

Sometimes it’s great to just let yourself play. Not worry so much and break out of your usual style and methods. This is so out of my norm though you see plenty of Dani touches like the wood veneers and the color shine but the stamping and coloring and artsy feel to the page is something that challenges me but I think I’ll be playing with more in the future. What styles or techniques challenge you?

 

Let’s Get Stamping!

It’s summer time and one of my favorite times of the year to try new things! I’m not sure what it is about Summer but that’s when I suddenly feel like taking up something new and this Summer I’ve been trying my hand at stamping! The amazing Lain Ehmann seemed to have read my mind and released the True Stamp individual classes for only $9.95! These classes are on sale until June 22 so hurry and buy now! You can mix and match your classes or buy all six for $39! Just click here and use the code SUMMER before June 22!

Then come back here and share what you’ve learned and I’ll be sharing some of my new projects including fun with stamps!!!

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All About Me Mini Book – Fitness Journey

IMG_1588Back in February during LOAD (aka Layout a Day) I started this little book about me using a Heidi Swapp binder (similar to the planners but not quite) I wanted to fill this book about my stories and thoughts and memories. A book where I can play with colors, techniques and products without feeling tied down to a theme or color.

One of my favorite about me topics is my fitness journey and the friends I’ve made along the way. We took this group photo at a recent Sunday class and I love how it turned out. So I printed the photo out on my Selphy and then just played. I used a stencil to add color and interest to the background, I added a felt doily – I just cut it so I could use it in two places. I added the chipboard heart, the gold foil sticker and lots of acrylic dots and color shine!

IMG_1590I added tid bits of journaling but let the photo and fun do most of the storytelling.

I even played with the photo using PicMonkey before I printed it and added the “WOW” to the bottom corner.

IMG_1591I definitely feel that your fitness and health routine is an important part of your story. It is one of those things that changes over time and I never want to forget this adventure and these special people I’m meeting along the way!

What fitness story would you tell?

Wedding Bells and June Brides

IMG_1525Ok so my sister wasn’t a June bride, but June is famously wedding month so I thought I would feature this layout created by my favorite scrapbooker – Toni Leonetti – AKA my mom!

IMG_1526I am always so inspired by mom’s ability to layer and cluster papers and embellishments. Why don’t I layer wood veneers more often? Why don’t I cluster bits and buttons under flowers.

I adore the elegance of this wedding layout, the classic colors and the bits and pieces that add to the theme.

IMG_1527Are you heading to weddings this June? Or do you have wedding photos you’ve yet to scrapbook? Pull them out this June and create something beautiful! Be sure to share them in the Scrapper on the Street Flickr Group or over on the Scrapper on the Street Facebook Page!

 

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