Friday, September 30, 2011

Beautiful in Blue

This is a photo of my oldest and youngest daughters' several years ago.  They grow up way to fast.  My oldest has since moved out and my youngest misses her quite a bit.
Products Used:
Mooch Collection - Gossip
California Collection - Poppy
Blink Collection - Polo and Blackout

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Calendar Event

Hi everyone, Andrea MacDonald with you today. I have a great little calendar to share with you.
All you need is an Ikea frame:

and the awesome Urban Lily Urban Cut collection Calendar:

I trimmed the calendar sheet down to fit the frame which didn't take much. I then misted the frame with some mists. The beauty about the Ikea frame is the glass part is actually plastic and it has a thin plastic coating over top. So once your frame is dry you just remove the plastic coating. No making needed (unless you use some cool masks to get creative).
I cut out the flowers from the calendar sheet and misted them to match the frame.
and finally just added a few little touches.
What makes this calendar so special? Well, the sheet that you put in doesn't have numbers on it, and the plastic part of the frame can be written on with window markers or dry eraser markers. You can see in the photo above that I wrote October, my numbers and our events all in window markers. When your month is done wipe it all off and switch to a whole different month.
I also used my Cricut and cut out an apple and a pumpkin to embellish the month accordingly.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. I think I'm going to be making these for Christmas gifts this year.

Andrea MacDonald

Materials Used:
Urban Lily Papers-Urban Cut-Calendar, Surgary-Honey, Surgary- Bloss
Ikea Ram Frame
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Pomegranate, Apple
Ranger Adirondack Spray- Mushroom
Prima Flutter Vine- Fuchsia

Monday, September 26, 2011

Urban Girls by Eli

This time I let myself be inspired by a sketch, from Sketchy Thursdays, which was perfect to use my  Urban Lily papers!

 As background, I chose paper Raw from Mooch Collection, then I cut two circles from Sugarhight and I performed some big colored seams. So I added photos and, from the calendar I cut the strip of the week, working it so that it resembles a strip of tickets.

For the title I used a part of the same sheet from which I cut out the ornaments and I completed with a foam alphabet  American Crafts and some  Rub-Ons Creative Imagination. Very simple but effective, do not you think?

See you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mooch Collection

Hi it's Janet here with you today. Hope you are having a great Sunday.

The other day I was trying to do some organizing in my scrap all know how that it is right?
Well I came across a Hambly transparency that I had never used even though it was my current favourite colour...teal! I wondered what could I create with it instead of it just being put right back into my stash and I immediately thought of the Mooch collection that also has the teal in it.

So I pulled just 2 papers from this collection, Spark and Gossip and along with my transparency, cardstock, stamps and some bling made 2 cards.

I think they turned out great!!

I hope you will be inspired to pull out some of your forgotten product and team them up with some awesome Urban Lily paper, which is currently all on sale at Scrap-Tastic, and get creating!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Rock Star!

My oldest son is definately a rocker. From his huge collection of band shirts, skinny jeans, loud music, guitar playing, being in his own band, and basically being his own person no matter what any one thinks. I recently took some photos of him that really capture his personality and the Rock Star collection from Urban Lily was perfect! I added some glimmer mist, screw brads, and distressing for the finishing touches. Be sure to check out this collection for your rock star!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! Don't miss out on the Urban Swank and PSA Essentials "Missing Summer Blog Hop"! To start all you need to do is click here! HAPPY HOPPING!!!

Two quick layouts

I made 2 super quick pages using some of my favorite photos and favorite Urban Lily papers and the fun secret keepers that I used both as frames and to hide the journaling .

Supply Blink, secret keeper, rhinestones, letter stickers

Supply: Mayella - Bliss

Petra Offrell
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hi everyone, Andrea MacDonald with you here today. I want to show you a layout I did using Urban Lily and some Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Mists.
For the large butterfly I heat embossed the butterfly from the Secret Keeper and then glimmer misted over top. For the butterflies on the Urban Lily Bliss paper I painted glimmer glam over top.
I always enjoy playing with other tools to make those Urban Lily papers really stand out.

Andrea MacDonald

Materials Used:
Urban Lily Paper- May Ella- Bliss
Bazzill swiss dot cardstock
Urban Lily Secret Keeper Windows- Butterfly
Studio Calico chicken wire stamp, heart stamp
Zing embossing powder- charcoal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam- Mermaid
Tattered Angels chalkboard mists- Peacock, Polka dot pink
Echo Park letters
AC thickers

Monday, September 12, 2011

A romantic LO - by Eli

Today I want to romance, and so I chose papers with delicate colors, suitable to cut and combine to create a special page.
Firts, I created a background with a mask and glimmer mist, so I printed with a stamp some leaves and then I cut branches and flowers from the paper Sushi.

To frame the photo I used two circles (Sushi stripe and Sushi dots) sewn together and a ribbon pleated.
To give structure, I bent and ripped a Memory photocard and I used it like an old broken branch.

Some flowers, scallop circles and small embellishments from the same papers and the page is finished.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Makes Me Laugh

Happy Friday everyone! It's Janet with you today and I apologize if I have been a bit MIA lately but I have been spending a lot of time with my parents lately due to some health issues with my Dad.
However I did find some play time. It's a great stress reliever isn't it?

My sister in law gave my daughter and her husband Snuggy sacks for Christmas as a bit of a joke and we all could not stop laughing when they decided to model them!

It was so quick and easy to put a layout together using Urban Lily products since they do all the work for you and of course using a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays made it even quicker.

Cardstock: Bazzill
PP, ATC card, Chipboard: Urban Lily
Embossing folder: Provocraft
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Rhinestones: Kaiser

I just added some fussy cut elements and some pearls and rhinestones to give my layout that extra little something.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Fun And Easy Card!

I thought I would post a really fun and easy card I made using Urban Lily products. I simply used a sheet of "Gossip" patterned paper by Urban Lily as my background paper and then I took the black polka dot paper on the bottom of the mini-book black and white urban cuts and punched out both sides using a Fiskars page punch. I then added lots of colorful buttons and one of the adorable sayings from the mini-book bright urban cuts. And there you have it....a cute and easy card using Urban Lily!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Faith Card!!!

Hello everyone! A simple but powerful card made for a friend! I used the beautiful Everyday Lily Collection.  I cut out the flower and the  butterfly and used pop dots for added dimension. also used
Martha Stewart punch and Studio 112 stamp.  Thanks for visiting us here at Urban Swank.

Until next time.....


With a little fancy cutting I came up with this "Smile" layout showcasing my daughter Sydnee playing at the park. I used mostly Urban Lily products: Sushi Stripe, Sushi Dots, and Sushi. I also used red Smooch Spritz spray and some Bazzill cardstock.

~Julie Detlef

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Starting with a sketch...

I just love creating after sketches... do you?

Urban Lily Happy everything - Happy ULP313, Mooch - Sugarhigh ULP530, Hyperactive ULP535, Chipboard Circles - Answer it ULP362, ATC cards ULP590.
And this time I used a sketch from Sketchabilities:

Thats all for this time.
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Pretty in Pink

This is a pic of my tough little pup, Skidder, who is actually a boy, but he looked so cute in pink.  I decided to go with a round layout today for something different.  I added lots of Urban Lily goodies to this page.
Products Used:
Lulliloo Collection - Lala & Lulu
Blink Collection - Blackout
ATC Cards
Urban Cuts - Alphabet & Mini Book B&W
 Fussy cutting out the background is easy with a small exacto knife or cutting tool. I just cut enough to create a photo corner of sorts to tuck my pic under.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

S is for Summer

As I write this I am pretty confident that there are a lot of mom and dads out there dropping their kids off to school. Fortunately my kids are still to young but my oldest goes to preschool in 2 weeks. I thought it would be fun to get back to summer. I'm not quite ready to let go : )

My layout today didn't actually use any Urban Lily paper. Instead I used the Urban Lily photo cards and cut them up into different sized circles. I then stamp using a background stamp in grey so it didn't stand out too much. I also used the Urban Lilly Urban Cut Alphabet. Love these letters because you can make them your own.
I hope everyone had a most memorable summer and good luck with all of that back to school stuff.

Andrea MacDonald

Materials Used:
Urban Lily photo cards
Urban Lily Urban Cut Alphabet
PSA Essentials stamps
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist & Masks
Studio Calico stamps
Studio Calico rub on- camera