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I created another layout this week and wanted to share it with you - again - I cannot believe how versatile this kit is and it allows me to create layouts and projects that are so different from one another!

Be sure to check out the Treasured Scrapbooking store - huge sale happening right now! ALL CLEARANCE 80% OFF!!!

PLUS TONS OF PRODUCT IN THE STORE 30% OFF. This includes nearly all the paper, most of the albums, alterables, and many embellishments!!
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You know this kit evokes happy thoughts from me? That's right it does! I was so excited
to use the theme sunshine taking from the sun and papers of this kit that I couldn't wait to scrap my two most favorite people in the world!!!!

I think this layout is adorable and the elements on the paper along with the great photos of Dayv and Alyssa make me smile! I am truly blessed!


Have you seen it? WOWOW!! I could not resist. I ordered it sight unseen and could not wait to dig in! This kit is bright and fun and contains the newest release from Prima- Umbrella, custom buttons from Tessa Ann Watte's Button Shop, Coredinations and Bazzill Cardstock, beautiful Prima Umbrella flowers, vintage paper lace, and some assorted buttons. Over $40 retail, for only $29.99!!I have been working on my album and just completed it. I have not put the pictures in yet as I see a fun day planned when it warms up in Florida and my little Jamie jumping through the sprinkler. I misted the covers and highlighted the designs with Stickles. I covered each page with the cool Coredanations cardstock. I embossed each piece of cardstock and rough sanded it to bring the designs forward. The I turned to my punches for additional detailing. After each page base was complete - I had the best time embellishing. All items are from the kit and the March main kit. I apologize ahead of time as this is a picture heavy post. Here we go:

You can order here.

Not only that - Tessa Ann Waite created exclusive buttons for Treasured Scrapbooking and is the Guest Designer for this month! Check out Tessa's album!
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Hello everyone! I wanted to show you a couple of things I made using the wonderful March kit!
This kit was HUGE and CHALK FULL of GOODIES!!!
It reminded me so much of spring as we head in that direction hopefully soon!

I took from the kit the really springy elements and made these cards!

Supplies used:
Sassafras Nerdy Bird Cheery papers; Jenni Bowlin Cherry On Top papers, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love ribbons, Jennie Bowlin Homespun banner stickers, Chipboard star, Tags, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Sunshine papers, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Sweet Pea papers
Cosmo Cricket Earth Love ribbon, Sassafras Nerdy flag banners cardstock stickers, Sassafras Nerdy journal tags cardstock stickers, Prima cardstock strawberry stickers , Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Strawberry Fields papers

Aren't they adorable! I LOVED using these colors together!!
Don't forget to get the wonderful March kit too!
Can't wait to see what you create with it!


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Sketches are a great jumping off point for creating a layout...especially if you're drawing a blank! Every month at Treasured Scrapbooking each design team member creates an original sketch to go with a layout for YOU using the monthly kit. Take a look at a few of this month's sketches:

Elizabeth's sketch:

Ginger's Sketch:

Our March guest designer, Rhonda's sketch:

And my sketch:

With my layout to go with it:

We'd love to see what you can do with one of these sketches...upload a layout into the Treasured Scrapbokoing gallery using one of the DT's sketches and let us know which one you used! Can't wait to be inspired by YOU!

Good morning!
Happy Sunday!!
I recently received Lisa Pace's new book in the mail. I was a little giddy - I admit it. I have followed Lisa's blog for a long time. I adore her style. My question - could the book live up to my expectations? Answer: You bet!!

Lisa's shabby vintage style is reflected throughout the book. Besides all the eye candy - Lisa has done an incredible job of detailing her techniques for creating beautiful pieces of art. The book details instructions and supports the directions with stunning color photos. It is more a class in a book than just samples of someone's work. I really like that it teaches more than showcases. You will find clever tricks and tips for all sorts of medium such as acrylic, paper, glitter, felt, fabric and buttons. Rather than step by step instructions to create one layout - it shows you how to create an element that can be used on any project. Combining the techniques allow you to take your projects to another level.

Then with each technique, there are multiple examples that show you practical application. I really love this book and would reccommend it to anyone that wants to put more detail in their projects. If you are not a vintage kind of gal - don't fret - the techniques can be applied to any style. That's the cool part!

You can order this stunning piece of eye candy and excellent instruction here!
Erin issued a great challenge for the first week, and even gave us a little education about design, check it out:

Please read over all the rules and requirements carefully before beginning your challenge for the MAXIMUM points possible!

Basic Weekly Rules:

1. All work must be your own, no sketches allowed unless part of the weekly requirement.
2. All photographs must be your own, this means YOU took them, not just that you own them. Smile
3. Ask questions if you have them.
4. Make sure you upload your photos by the deadline!
5. All participants must have a minimum of 100 forum posts by the END of the contest.
6. Have fun!

For Week One we're going to start things out with some basics of composition.

In general things are more pleasing to the eye when they are asymmetrical. This means that always centering everything can get BORING after a while. I think many of us are familiar with the rule of thirds in photography, basically the composition is broken up into three horizontal sections and three vertical sections, and the lines those create tend to be the most interesting places to have your focal point.

This is true for photographs, paintings, and our intended medium, scrapbook pages! If you'd like more info about the rule of thirds, here's an article from Wikipedia

In addition to the rule of thirds, hierarchy is important in composition. We usually just call this clustering and layering. Smile The idea is to visually organize things into groupings and subgroupings- layer and cluster! Smile

Another way to organize a composition is through color. As scrapbookers we wield color as a weapon most of the time without even realizing it! Pay more attention as you are pulling things together, see how you interpret color in your work, other peoples' work, and the world around you.

The last thing to talk about this week is visual movement. We don't want your viewer to get stuck on only one part of the layout, keep those eyes MOVING! Smile You can do this by physically tying elements together- having them touch, connecting with doodling, etc, or by creating some sort of repitition or unity.

Your challenge:

1. Create a layout where the focal point follows the rule of thirds (make it asymmetrical)
2. Include ONE photo, also using the rule of thirds.
3. Include an example of hierarchy- embelly cluster, paper layering, the way you do your alpha, whatever you would like to use to show hierarchy
4. Unify with color, either a palette, monochrome, complementary, what you think looks good!
5. Keep those eyes moving! Create visual movement.

Here is my example for this week.

As you can see the main focal points fall along the thirds, I clustered for interest, and the colors are all from the same saturation level and tie together. I also used hierarchy of objects by repeating and organizing the clouds on a visual line. The ruffled edge of my daughter's hat draws the eye to the photograph as it mimics the contours of the clouds. I continued the movement of the eye with my vertical title, which pulls to the row of rainbows, then the smile rainbow pulls back up to the journal cloud and to the photograph.

If you have any questions at all, post them here, send me a private message, or email me at Please remember that I am in class most of the day on Monday and Wednesday, but I will check in as I can throughout the day.

I am so excited and I can't wait to see what you all do!!! The grand prize will be announced SOON!

****This layout MUST be uploaded by midnight next Tuesday, March 9th at Midnight PST. ****

And for some samples that have been created by some of our members following Erin's challenge:

We would love to see your entry into the have till Tuesday :)
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Hello everyone, good Tuesday morning!  Have you been to the forum lately???  Yes, the new scrapbooking kit has been revealed and also the new challenges have been revealed as well!

I love a good challenge, and I love looking at what all my DT mates are doing, so if you are a challenge lover like me, come check out our special Challenge Forum to see what everyone is up to.  And if you would like some awesome inspiration on how to use the March Scrapbooking kit, you don't want to miss the gallery.

Since I (Eva) am writing this post, I thought I would share about my challenge to entice you to come and play along.  So what is it???? Well, if you saw the below post about all the gorgeous handmade flowers, that is basically my challenge.  Create a card, layout or a 3D project using handmade  flowers.  I even shared an awesome link with tutorials on how to make them, so you don't even need to search.

And for ideas, I thought I would share two of my cards I made using handmade flowers.  One is stamped and one is made of papers.  



Well, hope these inspire you to make some pretty flowers and also to come check out our challenge forum to see what challenges would you like to play along!  And don't forget our current We love our Members contest as well!
Have a fabulous day!