Thursday, June 30, 2011

Urban Lily and Project 12

Hi everyone, Andrea MacDonald here with you today. For my project this week I decided to combine my Urban Lily products and participate in the Project 12. Are any of you participating in Project 12? This is my second year and I love that every month I have a layout that summarizes that month. What I love even more is you have a sketch to work with. Here is the Becky Fleck sketch provided for June:
This is the layout I created using my Urban Lily products:

The best part is you can make the sketch your own.
For this layout I fussy cut my papers and then added Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. It gave it sparkle but also curled the flowers to give is a little dimension.

Thanks for joining me today and I encourage you to try out Project 12 and of course play with all of your Urban Lily goodies. For your Urban Lily needs please visit Scraptastic!

Andrea MacDonald

Supplies Used:
Urban Lily May Ella Line
Urban Lily Photo Cards
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam- Chandelier
AC Thickers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rain Play

I love these pages by Urban Lily. With a little effort they are finished. I cut the circles from another Urban Lily pattern paper along with the title and voila the layout was complete. The colors and prints were perfect for showcasing my daughter playing in the rain.

Urban Lily products used:
Mooch Collection: Spark, Sugar High, and Hyperactive
Urban Cut alphabet
~Designer Julie Detlef

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Timeless !!!!

Good Monday morning everyone!!! This is Adora and today I'm sharing this layout of my
Mom, baby sister and my nieces!!!! On this layout I cut out the shapes from the UL patterned paper and used it to embellished  this page. I  used card stock for the base of my layout and
added ribbon, punch out butterflies (Martha Stewart Punch)  and stamping for title!

Have a great week to all!!
Until next time!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A card and some ATC by Petra

Today I am showing a card and some ATC cards using Urban Lily ATC catds and urban cuts.

The card has a Urban Cuts tag with a Congrats greeting. I used machine stitching to close the card so that the tag wouldn't fall out.

Urban lily Mayella Sassy ULP320, Mooch, HyperActive ULP535, HappyEverything Always ULP314, Urban Cut Minibook B&W ULP342,
other: Cardstock, flowers, pearls, alphas, Machine stitching

Urban Lily have this cute little ATC card pack with adorable colors and dotty pattern. All I had to do with the base was to round the corners. I cut out some detals and stitched on.

Urban lily Mayella ImpishULP325, Mooch, HyperActive ULP535, ATC cards ULP590,
other: MS butterfly punch, border punch, EK success corner rounder, Machine stitching

Thats all for today from me Petra ♥
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Friday, June 24, 2011

~Circle page by Mandy Harrell~

I love round layouts and I don't do them often enough.  I just think they have such a nice flowing feel to them.  I created this layout using papers from the Urban Lily Blink collection and bits from the Urban Cuts pages.  I just added in some of my own embellishments.  I based this layout on a sketch by Ali MacDonald.

To get the scallops I used a large scalloped decorative scissor and went around the edges.  Other decorative styles work as well.

A tip I always like to share when working with flowers or larger embellishments is to cluster up and hug them into your photos.  This way they don't look like they are floating on your page. 

Thanks for stopping by Urban Swank!!  Take Care and Come Back Soon!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be You

Hello crafty bloggers! I'm Liz and I am thrilled to be an Urban Swank girl! This is my first post and first project using Urban Lily products and boy , ... I am in love!
I added these beautifully soft papers from a few different UL collections. I was happy to see that they coordinated so well.

Be You

I added a litle glitter glue to add more dimension to my layout.

Thanks for stopping by today...we'll see you tomorrw!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Little Rock N Roll!

The Urban Lily papers and this photo of my daughter were a perfect match! I love the rock n roll feel that they give. Bree definately marches to her own drum and likes to wear what she wants to when she wants to. One of her favorite clothing items is her hot pink tutu. And what goes perfect with hot pink.... lots of black! Add a gorgeous graphic heart design and you have the perfect touch! I cut out a couple of black and white flowers from the Urban Lily Urban Cuts for great accents. I also used one of the Urban Lily ATC Cards for a background accent. To add a little more interest I mixed some different alpha stickers with my journaling strips. This is a really easy way to mix up your designs a little. So next time you decide to sit down and scrapbook think about adding a little rock n roll!

pp-Urban Lily Smooch
flowers-Urban Lily Urban Cuts and crocheted flowers
Urban Lily ATC Card
Urban Lily Chipboard Squares
letters-making memories, american crafts, Girls Paperie
assorted brads and buttons

Monday, June 20, 2011

Romantic summer - by Eli

I love summer, it's my favorite season. So this week I did a summer LO with Everyday and Just add color collections, in a romantic style perfect with this papers!

As background, I choosed the Lined Stripe paper. From Chic paper I cut a frame.  Then I used an old
scrap of cloth embroidered, below the photo.
As embellishment, I paired the big chipboard butterfly, from Secret Keeper Windows set, with a smaller punched from the same stripes paper, colored with green ink.
In the opposite corner, I used two big flowers cut out of the Sushi Dot paper, and other flowers combined. Into the flowers I added a chipboard from Answer it chipboards.

Now I write the title and the page was finished!

Urban Lily: papers and chipboards
Prima Marketing: flowers and strasses
Basic Grey: brads and bottons
Pink Paislee: Chipboards
Karen Foster: alpha stickers
Martha Stewart: punch
Tsukineko: green ink

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day!! It's Janet with you here today with a layout.

A couple times a year I go to a Scrapbook Retreat in Michigan and they treat us like Queens! The food is to die for and I'm sure that I come home a few pounds heavier. LOL!! In my layout I feature a photo of just one of the appetizers we had.

I just love the paper that I used for my background so I didn't want to cover it up too much. It is the Apple paper from the Sugary collection.

For my striped border piece I used Mid Summer from the Sugary collection. For my title I used the Alphabet from the Urban Cut Collection.

I cut out a couple of the scalloped circles from the minibook paper in the Urban Cut collection to use as my embellishments.

Patterned paper: Urban Lily
Punches: C.M. & M.S.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Gems: K&Co.
Grand Adhesions: K&Co.

Don't forget to head over to Scrap-Tastic for all your Urban Lily products.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Double pager

Hi friends, it's Andrea MacDonald here with you today. A few weeks ago my 3 year old completed her first race. Definitely something worthy of documenting. I did a double page layout using the adorable Urban Lily Mooch collection. I also took advantage of the Urban Lily Chipboard Circles.
I've noticed a trend in the scrapbooking industry using "Blue Ribbon" embellishments. I thought the Urban Lily Answer It Chipboard Circles were the perfect reason to create one.

I also used the Number it Chipboard Circles for a sub-title.

I am head over heels about the Urban Lily Chipboard Circles. You can find them at Scraptastic
Thanks for joining me here today.

Andrea MacDonald

Supplies used:
Urban Lily Mooch Collection
Urban Lily May Ella- Petite
Urban Lily Chipboard Circles- Answer it and Number it
Urban Lily Urban Cut Numbers
KI Memories pocket
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Black Soot
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist- Polka Dot Pink
AC Thickers
Echo Park Letters
My Minds Eye Stella Rose Ribbon
Black Feather

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Touch of Elegance

Hi everyone! I want to share a design that I made with my daughter's fifth grade graduation photos. I knew that I wanted something elegant for this one & loved the beautiful butterflies from the Urban Lily "Bliss" paper. However the colors just didn't go with the photos that I had taken. The perfect solution was to cut them out and use them on another sheet of Urban Lily that did match! I chose the "Bloss" paper for the background and then just adhered several butterflies onto the page and bent their wings a little for more dimension and to make them appear to be in mid flight. I love the way it turned out! Urban Lily papers are perfect for paper piecing and can be used in so many different combinations. Give it a try for yourself!

Supply list:
Patterned paper-Urban Lily Bloss & Urban Lily Bliss
letters-american crafts and carolee's creations
flowers-heidi swapp
brad-My Minds Eye

~Mooch Collection Layout by Mandy~

Urban Lily has some super cute collections and I'm excited to dive into more of them. Right now I get to show you a little bit of the Mooch Collection!! For this layout I used a pic of my daughter that she took of herself. Check it out!!  You can find Urban Lily products like this and lots more at Scrap-Tastic!!
 Mooch Collection
- Hyperactive
- Smooch
- Raw
I also used a tiny bit of one of the Urban Cuts sheet.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Good Monday morning US Girls!!! This is my niece and my son. 
I really love the clean and simpleness of this paper line and the color is perfect!

Have a great week ladies!!! until next time!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

MayElla collection by Petra

She loves to be outdoors my little girl. When I saw the papers of the MayElla collection and those big green circles I just knew I wanted to make a rather strict graphical design and let those fussy cut green circles extend outside the borders - outside the box - I also added some punched leaves that peeks outside the borders.

Supply (Utomhus / Outdoors):
Urban Lily MayElla Collection: Petite (ULP323), Sassy (ULP320), Impish (ULP325)

I used the left over pieces of the MayElla papers to create a second layout in a more wimsy style. I added a Photocard and cut the journaling spot from Urban Cuts accents. The layout is a bout my favorite Paul Frank flippflopp that has past on to a life after this :).

Supply (R.I.P):
Urban Lily MayElla Collection: Petite (ULP323), Impish (ULP325)
Urban Lily Photocards Posh (ULP540), Urban Cuts Accents (ULP340)

DT-Petra Offrell aka Pysselpetra

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ATC's by Mandy Harrell

I haven't made any ATC's in a really long time, so I decided I would make a couple. Urban Lily has some perfect little premade ATC cards that work great!! Here are the two I made a few days ago!
ATC #1 Supplies
1. Urban Lily Ready to Use ATC Cards
2. Urban Lily MayElla Collection - Cheeky Papers
3. Urban Lily Chipboard Circles
4. Stickles, Random Brads, and Ribbon

ATC #2 Supplies
1. Urban Lily Ready to Use ATC Cards
2. Urban Lily Everyday Lily Collection - Linen Stripe
3. Urban Lily Urban Cuts
4. Stickles and Lace

Don't forget to check out Urban Lily products at Scrap-Tastic!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fast and Easy Cards!!!!

Hello hello!! Today is all about quick and easy.  And that's what I love with these papers, you really don't have to do a lot to create a great project.  Fast and easy!!! :)

Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!!!
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Think pink! by Eli

Today I  want to show you a monocromatic LO. Black, white and pink. I had two photos about my little Noemi, sleeping in her pink bed. She is so sweet when she sleeps! So I want to wish her, today and forever, pink dreams.

I choosed as background the Blackout paper from Blink collection and I underlined the swirls with liquid pearls.

I added the big hearth from Smooch paper and a frame from Mini Book B&W paper. On this part I wrote the title.

In the other side, I used 4 circles from Hyperactive paper, as a scalloped border for the photos that I have matted with acrylic paint and two embroidery threads, pink, of course.

As embellishment I choosed a big flower rub-on and I did the center with a chipboard.

With the remains of the papers, a stripe from Polka Dot photo cards, and another rub-on, I preparared a card for a new baby.

Supply list:
Urban Lily Papers and Chipboards
Rub-ons Creative Imaginations
Liquid Pearls Ranger
Paper frill Doodlebug Design
Acrylic Paint Adirondack
Alphabet Toga

See you.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Little Rock Stars

Hi everyone! It's Janet here today.

I've been trying to get some of my older photos scrapped so I used a sketch from Frosted Designs and pulled out these pictures of my 3 children from almost 30 years ago! Take a look at the wallpaper and flooring in the photos!! Yikes!! lol!!

For my background paper I used "Cheeky" from the Mayella collection. Love those swirls.
The circle behind my photos was cut from "Forever" from the Happy Everything collection. Aren't those stripes of colour and the dots great?

All those polka dots in the 4 corners of the Cheeky paper were originally white but I just coloured some of them in with my Copics to mimic the dots in the Forever paper.

I added some embellishments including the chipboard circle from the Number It collection and ended up with a great memory finally scrapped!

My children were definitely My Little Rock Stars!!!