Friday, April 27, 2012

Sketch Of The Month Club Kit: May

I know you all have been very patiently awaiting the Pizazz It! Sketch Of The Month Club kit for May and it is now available online to purchase--- WOO-HOO!!! May's kit is using Echo Park: This & That- Graceful collection.

Kit Includes:

Pattern Paper: Journaling Cardsm Boarder Strips, Yardsticks, Flower Box, Dots, Teal Demask, Red Floral, Quilt
Cardstock: 9 pieces of Bazzill
Embellishments: Element Stickers, Zva Creative Flower Bling, Buttons, 2 Ribbons, 2 Pizazz It! Titles
Sketches: 1 Double Page Layout, 4 Single Page Layouts



To purchase the individual kit (no commitment) for $27-- Click Here
To sign up for a 6 month commitment and purchase the kit for $25--- Click Here


And here is a page I made using May's Sketch Of The Month Club Kit:



To see and purchase past Pizazz It! Kits Click Here

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sketch Contest #2!

Reminder: Submissions Due in 4 days!!!!

Good Morning =)



Today I am excited to announce that I am hosting another Sketch Contest!! Woo-Hoo!
All you have to do to enter is create a layout based on the sketch and link it up to your post using the InLinkz Tool.

All entries must be in by April 30th, 11:59pm EST.

A randomly selected winner will receive a copy of Designs By Ashley Rock: 12x12 Scrapbook Sketches, Volume One








I cant wait to see what all of you come up with!!








Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kaisercraft: Seaside

Ever have a 6x6 paper pad laying around and you are just dying to use it for a layout? Yup, that's how I was feeling, I love using 6x6 paper pads for layouts because the patterns on the 6x6 pads are much tighter and I personally think it makes for a better pattern when using bits and pieces.

Today I made a layout using Kaisercrafts: Seaside collection from the 6x6 paper pad. It was perfect for the beach pictures I had from my trip to The Gambia. I cut out several 1/2" strips of different lengths, layed out my photo's and it just came together!





As I mentioned above, this layout is from our last trip to The Gambia, Baz and I took a day off from spending time with his family to lay out and drink freshly made mango juice on the beautiful beach. I had a great time just relaxing, watching the waves crash and listening to reggae {mainly Bob Marley} in the background. We also did a little horse back riding on the beach {and paid a whopping $4 to do so!} but more on that in another post ;)

Materials Used:
*Kaisercrafts: Seaside 6x6 paper pad
*Kaisercrafts: Black Rhinestones
*Basicgrey: Max & Whiskers-Bloomers
*2 White cardstock
*Blue Mist 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stickles, Stickles!

Just thought I'd share in case you haven't heard--- But I LOVE Blitsy!

A few weeks ago I received my 2nd order from Blitsy, I stocked up on Stickles-- YAY! I bought 8 stickles and only paid $5.95! Awesome deal! I had some credits in my Blitsy account and thought this would stock up on my stickles collection =) 




For more information on Blitsy, click here to check it out!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Turn A Layout Sketch Into A Card

Good Morning, I have an adorable card to share today, it was created by Sybrina King (Click Here To See Her Blog). She turned this layout sketch I showed you a little over a week ago into a card!

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card Sybrina made:



Isn't this such an adorable, fun summery card? Here are some tips Sybrina put together on her process from turning this layout sketch in to a card:

  • The card is made from Jillibean Soup's Watermelon Gazpacho collection. 
  • I took one of your book's tips and used the sketch as inspiration -- tweaking the sketch just a little. 
  • I rotated 90 degrees for a horizontal card to better suit the lemonade embellishment, which is adhered using 3-D dots . 
  • Next, I included your stripe in the background and added embellishments at the top left and bottom right corners.The only tweaking with these was I placed the embellishment in the bottom right behind the main focal point instead of in front of it.
  • And one other tweak... My corner embellishments are not necessarily in the same proportions as those on your sketch.


Don't forget to hop on over to Sybrina's blog (here) and show her some love, she has tons of fabulous card ideas.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Authentique: Glory Release

Glory (Noun)
1. very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown

2. something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride
3. resplendent beauty or magnificence.

You may be wondering why I began today’s post this way. Sit tight – you’ll see! I have some awesome things to share today! Authentique has announced their newest release "Glory" on their blog today (click here to check it out). It is a beautiful collection with an Americana theme. I know what you’re thinking – “I don’t need to scrap the 4th of July every year!” but this collection is so beautiful that it extends beyond the obvious uses. The projects below are my recent work for Cord Camera Scrapbook Studio using the new Glory line from Authentique. You can also find my projects featured today on Authentique’s blog! Check out the Glory debut on their blog and I guarantee you’ll love the collection. The deep colors really get me – Aren’t they beautiful!?

First up -- I have a 12x12 layout featuring yours truly as a baby. Wasn’t I adorable?? This photo was taken for my first birthday in 1987. I have been waiting to scrap this photo and the second that I laid eyes on the Glory line I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use!



Materials Used:
*Kraft Cardstock, Bazzill Red
*Liberty
*Pride
*Elements
*Details
*Canvas Flower
*Catseye: Chesnut
*Knock Out Punch: Scallop





Second up is this mini album I made using my grandpa's Navy WWII pictures, he was stationed over in Germany between 1943-1945.





























Materials Used:

*Bobunny 6x6 Album
*Cardsotck: Kraft, Navy, Bazzill Red
*Pride
*United
*Freedom
*Liberty
*Elements
*Details
*Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut
*Organdy Robbon: Ivory, Red
*Stickles: Xmas Red

The word glory can be defined by the terms listed at the beginning of this post. These priceless old photos that I have used are certainly witness to my own idea of glory. My family members before me serving in the military to protect this country and the people they loved – Glory. My parents bringing us into the world and raising us with love – Glory. And of course, this beautiful new collection from Authentique which helped me to finally create projects worthy of this piece of history – Glory.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Couple Of Jillibean Soup Kits Left

There are just a couple of Jillibean Soup: Coconut Lime kits left for Pizazz It's Sketch Of The Month Club.

Kit includes--
Pattern Papers: Coconut Milk, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Straw Mushrooms, Chile Paste, Cumin, Fresh Ginger, Bite Size Bits
Cardstock: 9 pieces of Bazzill cardstock
Embellishments: Pea Pod Parts, Cardstock Stickers, Package with Buttons, Ribbon & a flower, Soup Labels, Pizazz It! Diecut Titles
Sketches: 1 double page & 4 single pages


This kit is $27, or if you want to subscribe for a 6 month commitment it is only $25! (Shipping is $7 flat rate, United States only).






**To purchase a single kit, no commitment click here


**To purchase with 6 month commitment click here




And there are Single Kits Available for Jillibean Soup: Neopolitan Bean Bisque


What's in the kit:
Pattern Paper: Butter Beans, Frozen Spinach, Balsamic Vinegar, Basil Pesto, Dried Rosemary Leaves, Parmesan Cheese Curls, Bite Size Bits
Cardstock: 9 pieces of Bazzill cardstock
Embellishments: Pea Pod Parts (Diecuts), Cardstock Stickers, Soup Labels, Package of Buttons & Ribbon, Pizazz It! Diecut Titles


Sketches: 1 double page sketch, 4 single page sketches (This kit only also includes photos of my take on the sketches)



To Purchase Single Kit: Click Here

Monday, April 16, 2012

Disney World Journal

Hello! Today I am sharing with you this awesome little journal that my mom made for me!! {Isn't she so sweet?} She made this for our family trip to Disney back in November, it was my boyfriend, Baz's first time ever to Disney world so we had lots of memories to record =)

Here is the cover:



And here is what it looked like opened up:



We are major Disney Nuts in the Rock household, and we welcomed Baz into our Disney family after that trip--- he is now obsessed too!! LOL.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Your Heart: Be Amazing- Card

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for Cord Scrapbook Studio using My Minds Eye: Follow Your Heart: Be Amazing Collection. The sentiment on the card says "be the best that you can possibly be". I personally really like cards with encouraging sentiments, this card is a very simple card but I like how it turned out, the paper itself seemed to have everything the card needed, so I pretty much just inked around the edges and added chipboard stickers and that was it!





Thursday, April 5, 2012

My First Sketch Contest: Prize Winner

I have to say, choosing just one person for this contest was a LOT harder than I thought it would be-- no joke, so hard in fact I couldn't choose. Yup, I just couldn't do it! So, I asked my friend Tiffany from I Am My Design to choose for me!

Here was the sketch that I challenged everyone with:



And here is who Tiffany chose {She had a very difficult time choosing too!}:



Karen O is the person Tiffany chose!! Wonderful layout, don't cha think??? You can head on over to Karen's blog {here} and show her some love =). Karen, you will be receiving your copy of Designs By Ashley Rock: 12x12 Scrapbook Sketches Volume One soon!!

Of course, you MUST check out all the other entries-- just click here , it will take you to my facebook page and look at all the beautiful layouts that were made (now you see why I had such a hard time! ) **Click On Album labeled Sketch Contest #1

I really had such a great time looking through all the layouts that were created, so definitely be on the look out for a new sketch contest in the next couple of weeks!! If you missed out on this first one be sure to jump in on this second one!! <3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Minds Eye: Follow Your Heart Double Page Layout

I mentioned how much I love this new line riiight?? LOL-- I couldn't stop at just one single page layout, I just HAD to do another layout! This is also a project I did for Cord Scrapbooking Studio using My Mind's Eye: Follow Your Heart.









This layout is from my last trip to The Gambia {West Africa}. The Gambia is the home of Kunta Kinteh {you know--- ROOTS?} and known for it's bird wild life, and friendly monkeys! I have so many amazing memories from this trip but I have to say at the top of my list is Billijo National Forest where Baz and I hiked around on a trail surrounded by birds and monkey's! I had my back pack with me and earlier that day I had purchased some cashews, we pulled the bag of cashews out to snack on while hiking and it didnt take long for the monkeys to notice this delicious treat! Soon enough we were surrounded by hungry monkeys, we decided to go ahead and give them some {why not??}, they were very friendly monkeys, taking them politely our of our hands, I was so excited to be this close and have great interaction with them. I <3 monkeys!! At one point Baz sat down on a bench with the book bag strapped on while feeding a monkey, I look over and this sneaky monkey thought he was slick and was behind Baz trying to get some cashews out of the pocket where we kept them-- it was too funny! I shooed the sneaky monkey away and he backed down easily..... it was such a great experience, so much fun.



Material List:


My Minds Eye-Follow Your Heart: Be Amazing


*Cardstock: 2 Kraft
*Cats Eye Ink: Chesnut Roan
*Knock Outs Punch-Border Starter Kit
*Layered Stickers
*Faceted Gems
*Decorative Buttons
*Honeyblue
*Be Adored
*Blue Doily
*Geo Star
*Be The Best


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sketch Of The Month: April 2012

Happy April Fool's!! Have you been fooled or are you the fooler today?? The first of the month is always my personal favorite time of the month since I get to share with you one of me newest sketch designs!! So, to not make you wait any longer =) Here is April's Sketch Of The Month!:





If you make a layout using any of the sketches I post feel free to post them to my facebook page and be sure to link back to your blogs, =) I LOVE to see what is created with my sketches! If you want more sketches, check out my book here or my monthly Sketch Club Here hosted by Pizazz It! Scrapbooks.