Monday, September 1, 2014

RELEASE #34 'LIFE OF PIE VOL.1' IS NOW LIVE!

Release #34 is Volume 1 of a series called 'Life of Pie'. This is a fun collection including Pie Charts as the main design element. I love how pie charts lend themselves to creating some fun and whimsical pages. They are great for segmenting your day into time components and are also a great way to use up all those scrap papers in your stash, gotta love that!

This month we have a fabulous Guest Artist Kyla DeRuiter. Kyla is an amazing art journaler and in her spare time runs a fab business and blog called Inky Fingers where you can get your hands on Paper Ephemera Packs and other cool art supplies. So check out her Store if you are keen for some nifty papers, labels, images and textured backgrounds for your art journaling needs. Kyla's Expose will go live on the 10th of September so stay tuned for her interview and an amazingly cool tutorial she will be stepping you through, you won't want to miss it!

Okay so now lets check out our
SEPTEMBER NIFTY
DIFFERENT WAYS TO JOURNAL AND HOW TO STASH GRAB!
This months tips were inspired by the humble, pie chart.  Here is a basic wiki definition;
'Charts of course are a type of graph that are portioned into sectors that each represent a portion of the whole picture, but they are also really cool graphic elements. Each sector can be easily showcased with a photo, texture or paper making for some fun and variable combinations.'

Tip 1: When Sectioning a circle into a pie think about how many sectors you will need, then circle punch that many from varying papers. Once that is done stack them and carefully cut like you are slicing a piece of pie, but cut some thicker pieces, this is the one time when its okay to be a bit greedy! You will have several pieces all forming different pies and as quick as counting 1, 2, 3.

Tip 2: Follow the same process but add a photo into the sandwich. You'll be amazed by what a fantastic and unique way it is to show off  all those happy snaps you have in your cache.

Tip 3: Have you noticed that charts have information typed within each sector. The data you share can be part of your journaling. You could try adding a wordart or a letter and number overlayed on each section. Alternatively you could add a list like a map legend as a different way to journal and document your story.

Tip 4: Nine times out of ten your photo tells the story so journaling is not always needed as an integral part of your design. However using #hashtags is a fun way to encapsulate in one simple word or phrase, a feeling or description of the event you are scrapping and hey, lets face it, very on trend!

Ok, so here is this months release ready for you to enjoy, hope you like them!


'No Regrets'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Sketch #34.1 by The Nifty Pixel

'Drawn to...'
by Sanna Lippert
Page Drafts Sketch #34.1 by The Nifty Pixel
Sanna's Journaling Tip: 'My viewpoint was to take a childhood picture that has special meaning to me of an event captured that has been my passion all my life...that is all kinds of craft. I could craft for hours and hours even when I was really small. So my tip would be to capture the story behind a childhood photo that has a special meaning to you.'

'Joy'
by Ludmila Kodymskaya
Page Drafts Sketch #34.1 by The Nifty Pixel


'Today's Memory
by Lizzy Crust
Page Drafts Sketch #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel
Lizzy's Journaling Tip: 'Journaling can also be a special quote to encourage the one you are scrapping. I love to do that for my kids. A line or two from a favourite song can perfectly convey the emotions you feel about the person or photo you are scrapping.'

'You Grow on Me'
by Marie Johannson
Page Drafts Sketch #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel

'Happy'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Template #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel
Zeneva's Journaling Tip: 'When I scrap photos of my children I sometimes like to just let them know how much they are loved. Heartfelt messages to them are really important to me. When they look back on their childhood through these pages I hope they remember how much their mother loved them through my journaling.'

'Fabulous Memories'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Template #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel

'You Rule'
by Brynn Marie Dukes
Page Drafts Template #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel


'OMG!'
by Kyla DeRuiter
Page Drafts Sketch #34.3 by The Nifty Pixel

'Cutie Pie'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Template #34.3 by The Nifty Pixel
Zeneva's Journaling Tip: 'Usually my journaling is just a few words to remember the moment. Telling your story can be expressed in one or two sentences so try writing a short synopsis including the who, what where and when of the photos you are scrapping.'

'Happy'
by Natascha Broers
Page Drafts Template #34.3 by The Nifty Pixel


'First Day'
by Stephanie Brower Czosnek
Page Drafts Template #34.4 by The Nifty Pixel

'Remember This'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Template #34.4 by The Nifty Pixel


'60 Years'
by Wendy Bennett
Page Drafts Sketch #34.5 by The Nifty Pixel
Wendy's Journaling Tip: 'Imagine in 5 or 10 years time (or more), a family member is at teh photos wondering why, what, when, where? You may not answer all but get them involved with the page by adding as much information as possible.'

'Snapshots'
by Zeneva Kovic
Page Drafts Template #34.5 by The Nifty Pixel

'Be Big'
by Em Stafrace
Page Drafts Template #34.5 by The Nifty Pixel
Em's Journaling Tip: 'If you are creating a page that does'nt necessarily rely on a story being told try adding key words in the form of word art or word chips to help convey your message.'

If you do decide to create some projects using our designs don't forget to link us up with your amazing creations either by commenting below or posting your artworks on our Facebook Page so we can leave you some lovin'!

Hope you enjoy the sketches and remember to,
Let your imagination do the rest!
Happy Scrapping.
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19 comments:

  1. This is the BEST reveal of sketches I've seen in a LOOONG time....& go Zeneva...you are a digi MACHINE!!!! LOVELY work, girls, really sensational.....& those sketches...EM!! MAGIC:):):)

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    1. I thought I did well with about 10 layouts this last month until I read the other day that Em had done 36...and counting!

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    2. Lol, even I am blown away that was pretty much a layout a day for me! I might have to collage them all together once they all go live. Some are for this months DT work too, done in August in preparation i.e.: CSI and Pink Reptile Designs which I am guesting with thsi month! I think you rocked this release Zen you are truly amazing girl! And thank you heaps Lizzy :)

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  2. Emma, you never cease to amaze me with your sketches! Who thinks to take the lowly circle to a whole nother dimension :) <3

    Paula

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    1. he he, thank you Paula youre a sweety! xo

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  3. Wow these are wonderful layouts by everyone, but all credit for the inspiration goes to Em for those amazing sketches to follow!!

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    1. Oh I dont know Lizzy your amazing page with the large photo is sensational! Thank you xo

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  4. Just LOVED playing with these sketches! Thank you, Em.

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  5. Thank you right back at ya Zeneva. xo

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  6. Superb sketches and fabulous interpretations. Congrats everyone :)

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  7. Oh my hat!!! What stunning sketches!!! Love the pie circles - how refreshingly different - love it!! And what amazing examples from the Design Team - oh wow!!!

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    1. Theyre fun aren't they! Glad you like them Jannee :)

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  8. amazing sketches as usual - here;s my take of sketch 34.3
    http://www.acherryontop.com/gallery/195276-knowledge-seeker

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    1. Oh my gosh AMAZING! Love your fabulous page and how you slightly staggered and stacked teh photos! LURVE IT! Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. Great sketches again! Here is a layout that I did with one of them!

    http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/2014/09/wild-child-selfie.html

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  10. Such fantastic sketches! Love the pie charts! Fab work from all the design team!

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