Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hello scrappers !

I'm Aida and this time back with a couple of cards. Receiving a hand-mde card is something special and anyone would be delighted at the thoughtful gesture ! These are easy to do and so much fun with Urban Lily's bright zingy colors.

Here are the products used :

Spark - Mooch Collection

Urban Cut Collection - Number

Hyperactive - Mooch Collection

Thank you for coming by the Blog and I hope you will try making cards with Urban Lily !!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Double layout by Akiko

Hi friends! A double layout is introduced today also.
It is using the same kind as the work introduced yesterday of paper.

Lola - Lulliloo Collection
Honey - Sugary Collection
Petite - Mayella Collection
Number It Chipboard
other - lettering stickers

The good point of a double layout is being able to stick many photographs.I do continuation photography, when taking a picture of the daughter who moves about. And I make a double layout, in order to leave her various expression.

Thank you for coming to a blog today also!
See you next month:)

Akiko Kuroki 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Double layout

Hello! A double layout is introduced today.
Please check the papers used with this layout by a lower picture.

I made two double layouts using three kinds of papers.
One work of them is introduced.

Lola - Lulliloo Collection
Honey - Sugary Collection
Petite - Mayella Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection
other - Glimmer Mist

I made the double layout, in order that summer might carry out photograph arrangement.
I used two kinds of papers with which the circle was drawn.
Since these differ in size, they are wonderful accents by shifting and sticking.

I will introduce a double layout tomorrow also.
 Thank you for stopping at Urban Swank Blog!
See you next day:)

Akiko kuroki

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wishes and Magic

Hello Scrappers !! I'm Aida and this time I'm back with a soft and and dreamy layout for a friend Sheryll. Frames are pretty much part of my style as I feel layouts look more finished when the main content is framed either by patterned paper or cardstock.

In the layout below, I taped a square piece of paper from an old magazine in the center, then lightly sprayed Maya Road mist all over.

I used a fine-tip black marker pen to reinforce the frame's inner edge. The splotches of dark brown mist were dripped from a height of 2 feet above the cardstock. Next were the stamped words, part of which I used as the title "Beautiful".

These were the Urban Lily products I used :

Sugary Collection - Wickedly Playful

Lulliloo Collection by Urban Lily

Sugary Collection

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed the project !


Friday, July 23, 2010

Vintage layouts by Polinka

I made these 3 layouts to complete my mother's album...
First with pictures of her as a child... I combined the UL paper with a sheet of book paper and some stickers :)


Breeze By Urban Lily - Sugary Collection
Various stickers
Book pages
Helmar glue

And then with a picture of her and her sister... The paper had the perfect color to match the sepia photo and I just had to stitch around the picture and add some paint and stickers to finish...

Sushi Dots by Urban Lily - Everyday Lily Collection

Various stickers
Acrylic paint
Helmar glue

Have a great week-end


Thursday, July 22, 2010

frame it!

Hi ladies!
Are you looking for a last-minute gift for an unexpected guest?
No problem... Urban Lily has the perfect papers to add some colors to a basic photo frame.

From these beautiful papers:

and a photo frame by Ikea, I did two quick and easy projects:

Urban Lily knows how to emphasise your pics ;-).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a couple of cards

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Sarah, here. Today, instead of the usual layouts that I absolutely LOVE to post, I thought I'd share a couple of cards.

Because the patterned papers are simply GORGEOUS, they look fabulous on cards. To create these cards, I adhered the paper to plain white cardstock. Then, I folded the paper in half to make the card base.

Lastly, I embellished accordingly. For my sentiments, I used some really cute SRM stickers that my friend sent me.

...speaking of thank you cards, THANKS TO YOU for stopping by to read my post!

See you all next time!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cooler times

The weather here has been nearly unbearable. The temperatures have soared into the upper 90s and the humidity is very high. I find myself daily wishing for a cold front and a sprinkling of snow. So, I pulled out a couple of my cold weather pictures and chose some cool colors for my papers.
On this day, the sun was shining and there were no clouds in the sky yet there were beautiful snow crystals falling from the air like magic. It was quite a sight to behold. I've used Everyday Lily Linen, Happy Everything Celebrate, May Ella Petite, and Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner and Professional Acid Free Glue.

I hope you will find some Urban Lily inspiration and winter photos to help keep you cool this summer!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

just a quick layout post.

Good day to you all! It's me, Sarah. Today, I'm going to make this a fairly quick post with one of my latest layouts using some swanky goodness. :)

Have you seen the Mooch collection?! The bright colors mixed with black make for a really great color combination. Here's a simple layout that I created with a couple sheets from this collection:

I cut out the wave from one sheet, and I adhered it on top of another Mooch sheet.

To give it some pizazz, I added Stickles to the wave! what'd you all think?! Pretty, right?

Thanks so much for looking and letting me share my work. See you all soon!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

All Season Layouts from Virginia

So tell me, how is your summer going? Are you enjoying the carefree days? The warm sunshine? I'd like to share a couple of layouts I created using the wonderful Urban Lily papers. I love that I can use these papers for any season. Below I have a wintery layout and then a summery layout. Yes, I love the versatility of Urban Lily.

For the "beautiful Sorta sweet" layout, the papers used were Impish, Bliss, Beautiful, and Lulu.  Other supplies include gems by Kaisercraft and chipboard (source unknown).

Here is yet another summer layout of my daughter and her love of applies! LOL I had several scraps that matched perfectly. They are Massimo, Breeze,  and Bliss.

Thanks for letting me share!

Friday, July 9, 2010

More heritage...

Here are my 2 latest heritage layouts for my mother's album... and this is her mother and her father :)

Sushi Stripe by Urban Lily - Everyday Lily Collection
Sushi Dots by Urban Lily - Everyday Lily Collection
White acrylic paint
A sewing machine and thread

I cut the circle out of the paper on the left side, in order to insert the picture in the paper design... then I stitched with my sewing machine, in circles, and added paint dots and stickers for decoration...
For the right side, I added the brownish paper to make the pink look better for a man's picture... Also paint dots, stitching and stickers to finish :)

I'll be back soon for more projects!



Sunday, July 4, 2010


Hi ladies!
Today I show you a couple of quick cards.
All you need is cardstock (I used metallic foil cardstock), some ribbon, foam letters and the gorgeous Urban Lily papers:

Urban Lily supplies:
Breeze paper - Sugary collection;
Memory Photocards - Luna;
Mini Book B&W - Urban Cut collection.

Urban Lily supplies:
Just cut the 4 edges of the cardstock, scrap it, fold it and tie your new card with a ribbon... quick and easy, isn't it?
Thanks for letting me share :-).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's not just for

Hi! Rachel here! For today's posting, I challenged myself to use some of my fantastic Urban Lily products in creative ways. Here's what I came up with!
The mini book in black and white is not just for mini-books! Here I've used it as tiles for a card. I backed the tiles with Breeze from the Sugary Collection using Helmar dry adhesive and Professional Acid Free Glue. The background of the card is white cardstock that has been misted with dark gray. It's going to be the perfect card for a co-worker who is moving away.

And Holly from the Oh So Merry Collection is not just for Christmas. Here I've used it as the background for a page about my dog. It's grouped with flowers from Beautiful in the Happy Everyday Collection and Posh Photo Cards. Of course, it's also held together with Helmar dry adhesive and Professional Acid Free glue. Obviously these are my favorites from Helmar today!

I really enjoyed thinking of different ways to use these products from Urban Swank and I hope that you will have fun with them, too!