Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waterfall by Liz

Hi, Liz here! I feel so blessed to live in beautiful Utah. The canyons are so close by. In the canyon near us there is a gorgeous waterfall that the kids can actually play in and get wet. (If you can stand the ice cold water.) Let me tell you, on a hot summer's day, it's so nice!
I made this LO using the Everyday Lily collection.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Urban Lily Goodie Packages!

Want to create beautiful LOs, projects and more just like our Swanky Gurl Designers??? You can have EVERYTHING right at your fingertips! Urban Swank has created TWO awesome packages for YOU to create with!

This first package is considered "small" but by no means is it small!
Urban Swank Small Package Retails for over $100:
75 Patterned Papers
2 Cardstock Secret Keepers (Heart and Star)
1 Package of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)
Life Book Journal

This second package is HUGE! Urban Swank Large Package Retails for OVER $200!:
175 Patterned Papers
3 Cardstock Secret Keepers (Heart, Star and Butterfly)
1 Cardstock Secret Keeper Layers
1 Package of Secret Keeper Windows
1 Package of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)
1 Package Number It Chipboard Circles
Life Book Journal

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These packages are simply amazing and they won't last for long! Get them while you can!

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Faux SMASH Book!

Here we are in the 21st century.... broadcasting LIVE on UStream! How excited are all of you?? Becky Teichmiller will be broadcasting Live on Sunday, Sept 4th at 8:30PM CST to bring you her version of the SMASH book using Urban Lily Products! She will be using Urban Swank's Life journal shown below along with a PLETHORA of Urban Lily products to create this trendy book! We hope you can join us for a fun evening! Urban Swank will be having a giveaway in addition to this great event of SMASHING!!! Who's in?? Check out the event on facebook and RSVP now here! We will see you there!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My wish for my daughter... N. 1 by Eli

As background I chose the paper Spark and I added two circles cut out from the paper Forever.
Then I put a page from Mini Book Bright with "Be Happy"and a chipboard with the number 1.

 I noted with a stripe of the paper Impish with a flower colored with markers.

I finished with big flowers,

 a ribbon around the photo, a journaling rub-on and a butterfly cut out from the paper Beautiful.

Supplies list:
Papers Urban Lily
Chipboard Urban Lily
Alphabets: American Craft, Cosmo Cricket
Rub-ons: K&Company
Brad Basic Grey
Crystals: Prima Marketing

Friday, August 26, 2011

Got a Secret?

If you are looking for the "Last Days of Summer Blog Hop" click here or scroll down :)

One of my favorite Urban Lily products are the cute little Secret Keepers. I chose one for this page and decided to stick a pic of my youngest giving me a big ole kiss. This is based on a sketch by Ali MacDonald.
For this page I used:

Mayella - Petite
Just Add Color - Chic
Sugary - Honey
Lulliloo - Lily
Secret Keeper
Urban Cut - Accents

Tip: Clean the tips of your pens before you go to write. Ya I totally forgot and it messed up my "h"!

Here is an inside shot of the Secret Keeper! I rubbed two different colors of distress ink to get the effect on the cover.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to check out my blog HERE!!

Last Days of Summer Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Last Days Of Summer Blog Hop!! This is bittersweet since I am always a little sad that summer is coming to an end, BUT.... Urban Swank is SUPER excited to be a part of this hop!! PSA Essentials is one of our Preferred Partners and we have a few things to share with you this fun filled weekend! Be sure to join us for Urban Swank's blog hop on September 17th and 18th! Some of the designers work will be featuring PSA Essentials AND Helmar Adhesives as well as Urban Lily products!!

LO by Adora Concepcion
For this wall hanging, I "candy coated" the butterfly by spraying it with Helmar's V2 Vellum Adhesive, per the instructions I waited 5 minutes for it to set and sprinkled it with glitter :) Look at how it sparkles!!!

Don't Forget to Visit All of the Blogs!!! Here is a list to make it easy for you all:

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Now hop on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon's blog to see their awesome schtuff!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fun and Simple Card

I absolutely love that Urban Lily papers make your projects look like you spent hours on fussy cutting! This card was so easy because I used Urban Lily papers. I cut a portion of Happy for my main part of the card. I used a small strip of Impish across the bottom of the Happy piece of paper. Finally I added the chipboard sentiment.

~Julie Detlef

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A quick layout!

I wanted to share this layout that i made using the Urban Lily Angelina Girl Collection . This layout only took me about thirty minutes and I love it! This paper is so stunning on it's own that it doesn't take much to make it shine. I simply double matted it and roughed up the edges. Then I cut out the larger butterfly that was on the part of the pp that I didn't use. I placed the photo at an angle and layered the butterfly over the edge. I added some journaling strips, buttons and twine, and a little bit of stickles. Hope you like it!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Beauty!!!

Hello and good Sunday morning everyone!! Adora here to share with you this layout I created using one of my favorite Urban Lily Paper! this is a layout of my daughter and my grandson enjoying the beautiful Lake Chelan. 

Supplies used:
Urban Lily Photo Cards Paper
Urban Lily Lulliloo Paper
Hof3 Printables
Creative Imagination Frame

Closer look of the details.

Have a Great Day!!! until next time...........................


She is so stubborn our little 3 year old. On this page I use my favorite Urban Lily paper (MayElla Pure). You will see more of these stars!

Urban Lily: MayElla Pure ULP321, Mooch Gossip ULP533, Photo cards Luna ULP541, Posh ULP546
Övrigt: CS kraft, QK Disco, mini alphasm staples, acrylic paint , Rhinestones
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do you Smash?

Hi everyone. It's Andrea MacDonald with you today to talk about the hot Smash books. Do you Smash?
I absolutely LOVE my Smash book I also love all of my smash accessories but... I have too many to store in the back. I don't know about you but I tote my Smash book around with me all of the time. But what do you do when you need to add some of the accessories?
You add a pocket for them!
All I did was use my fabulous Urban Lily Paper May Ella- Impish. It was the perfect colour for my Smash book. I measured out a piece that was 9 1/2 by 6 inches. Then from about 1 1/4 inch from the top I measured from the centre up to each corner and trimmed it off to look like an envelope. I then finished it off using a border punch and some May Ella- Sassy to make a trim. This was perfect for me to carry along all of those other add ons.

So bust out those fabulous Urban Lily papers and jazz up your Smash books!

Andrea MacDonald

Monday, August 15, 2011

A LO about friendship by Eli

Because, even though life sometimes leaves people, true friends stand up to the time and distance!

For this page, I have chosen as a background, the paper Blackout from Blink Collection, and I added the bird and cut flowers from the paper Ink.

They had the perfect color to match with the photo: and below this, as a kind of mat, I put a scrap of paper Massimo with the border worked.

I cut out the letters of the Alphabet for the title, leaving a small white border, and then I added themed embellishments to complete the page.

Supplies list:
Papers Urban Lily
Cardstock Bazzil
Border punch EK Success
Chipboard Imagination Project.

Friday, August 12, 2011

~Layout by Mandy Harrell~

These papers really have a wide range of uses.  This particular layout I decided to grunge up and have some fun with.  The photos are of my daughters and some friends of theirs.  I used paints and inks to created a fun and funky girly grunge page.
 I love love love these secret keepers!  At an angle I sprayed towards the top half of this butterfly to get this faded out look.  Really easy to do.
 Textures can be easier to find than you think.  Old jeans, t-shirts, tulle, burlap, felt, etc, etc!! 
Mini flowers are such a must in anyone scrappy collection.  I usually find these types of flowers in sections other than scrapbooking.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Adding depth

Hi everyone, Andrea MacDonald here with you today to show you and ocean adventure layout using chipboard and paint for depth.
Living on the west coast, we get to see all sorts of creatures. A few weeks ago we just came in from paddling on the water and one of the local fishermen had found an octopus in his net. We got to touch it and watch it get released back into the water. The crazy thing is I've never seen an octopus up close and personal until now. They are so fascinating. So I decided to do a layout about this great experience.
I wanted to add some depth to my page but have an ocean theme. So I cut up a bunch of plain chipboard. You know the ones that come with your fabulous papers when you order through the mail? I just free hand cut some waves and glued them onto plain white cardstock.
I then painted the waves in 3 steps. I started with a light green to match my Urban Lily papers. Let it dry completely and then paint the second colour which I chose a turquoise colour. Again let dry completely and then finish with a third colour.
Once all the paint is dry I tool my Tim Holtz sandpaper and sanded away until the colours underneath started showing through.

Don't be afraid if you sand all the way through to the chipboard because you can go back and touch up with whatever colour you want.
I love the different colours and texture this technique provides.

Andrea MacDonald

Supplies Used:
Urban Lily Sugar Line- Breeze and Apple
Bazzill cardstock
PSA Essential Stamp
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints
Martha Stewart boarder punch
AC Thickers
Pink Paislee chipboard letters

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Fun!

There are so many fun things that remind me of summer and one of those has to be blowing bubbles. When i started out working on this design I had a specific picture in mind, and I knew that I wanted to have fun with black and white and pops of bright colors to accent. Once I had the photo the way I wanted I started to thumb through my Urban Lily papers. Right away the Sugar High paper in the Mooch collection instantly jumped out at me! The colors were perfect and the big circles were like big bubbles! I then traced a design onto one of the Polka Dot Memory Cards as an added background accent. I also added a cute flower from the Urban Lily Urban Cuts Collection. After adding some colorful embellies and a title my design was complete!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Simple Birthday Card

I created this simple birthday card using Bazzill cardstock, American Craft cupcake, Divine Twine, and Urban Lily Sushi Stripe pattern paper. The card was inspired by a card sketch at CPS. I inked the edges of the pattern paper.

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Are you trying to beat the heat where you live? I am!
Happy Sunday all. It's Janet here today and I'm trying to keep cool. :)

There is nothing I like better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day so I thought why not make one on a card.

I punched circles out of the Hyperactive paper from the Mooch collection to make my ice cream scoops and used the Impish paper from the Mayella collection for the background of my card.

Here you can see the Stickles that I added to my "scoops" to make them glittery.

This card was so easy to make and I LOVE how it turned out!
Stay cool!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

On the road

A few weeks ago I made some ATC cards for the Urban Swank blog. Now I just added a few pictures of the same size and some journaling and the page was ready. Super easy.

You are headed for the future.
May I help you to shape you into a good person?
Can I support you in future problems?
May I share your joy?
Will I see you grow up?
May I walk by your side?
Whatever happens I will always love you my sweet Alva!
♥ Mom

Urban Lily Blink Collection – Blackout ULP511
Urban lily Mayella ImpishULP325, Mooch, HyperActive ULP535, ATC cards ULP590,

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Monday, August 1, 2011

You love horses - how to change the colors - by Eli

My daughter loves horses. They are her passion. I have lot of photos with this natural colors, not so easy to coordinate. So I had a simple idea... I can't change the photo colors but I can change the colors of the papers! This I did in my page:

The paper Massimo, as background, was perfect, but the stripe paper Impish wasn't. So, with markers, I colored the individual strips, in order to transform the original color in a more suitable to my page. To understand that color could be appropriate, I have done before the tests.
I did the same with the circles form paper Petite and from paper Forever.
To complete the page I used felt embellishments, flowers and stickers.

Supplies list:
Urban Lily papers
Stabilo Markers
Felt Fancy Pants
Stickers 7Gypsies, Toga, Artemio
Flowers Prima Marketing
Ribbon Toga
Buttons misc.