Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Announcement!


We are currently posting our current kits and projects on our Facebook and Pinterest pages while we work on our new website! You can find links to both on the side bar! Please take the time to check out both! We promise you will not be disappointed!

Also, you can still order and subscribe to kits while we improve our website through the link on the sidebar as well! As always, email us at lovethesampler[at]gmail[dot]com for any and all inquiries!

Thank you for all of your support!
The Sampler Team

Thursday, September 19, 2013

3 Castles

Last year Disney World added 2 new castles to the Magic Kingdom and I finally got a chance to go down and see them this July. I used 3 different cameras to take these photos as well. The instagram picture I took of Prince Eric's Castle fit perfectly into the Maggie Holmes frame and from there I pulled photos from Cinderella and Prince Adam's castles. I had a scrap of my favorite paper sitting on my table and pulled that in as well. I then started arranging and adding bits and pieces like the chalkboard banner piece and a frame with a piece of pp and a flair to the top a bit of journaling over the pp and a title.

Thanks for stopping by! <3 Ann

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Overlay Card

I started this card using the chevron overlay that was in the kit. My wonderful cat decided he wanted to help trim it down to size and he doesn't use the trimmer well. So I pulled out a piece from my overlay stash and created the card base. The only thing to keep in mind when using any overlay to create a card is anything you put on the front will show through to the back. I trimmed my paper piece down to 3x4.25 and the red border is a sticker from the kit. I didn't cover it on the otherside so it's just a white scallop border. I hand cut the heart from my favorite paper in the kit and added the you.  For the area on the inside to write I cut up the baggie the embellishments came in so lots of nice journaling lines. I added another piece to the back and a label sticker to write "created by Ann"  a quick and fun card for my anniversary coming up next month.

Thanks for stopping by! <3 Ann

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love Across the Land

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today with a project from the new September Kit, Love Across the Land.  This  kit has such great colors and patterns that I just couldn't wait to play.

 This kit has the cutest stickers, chipboards, and ....swoon......camera paper clips.
And how much do I love the flair buttons!  

Be sure and check out the Love Across the Land kit and the past kits, and grab one today.

Hugs.

Nancy

Thursday, September 5, 2013

This Place

Welcome to September! This month's kit is my favorite. I loved the colors and papers. I knew I wanted to journal on the chalkboard paper so I trimmed the paper down so I'd have several journaling boxes and some borders for the month. I added one of the borders to the top to balance out the heaviness of the bottom of the layout. I added the title with some foam from the craft store and new dies from Lawn Fawn.  I added the arrow flair from the Dear Lizzy pack and a couple stickers from the Echo Park sheet.

Thanks for stopping by! <3 Ann

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I like us


This is my last project I created using the August kit Royal Birthday Wishes.  This has really been one of my favorite kits yet,. the colors were just amazing!  I used the kit to scrapbook some of my favorite pictures of my hubby and I with our youngest.


And here are some closeups, I added some Chic Tags.



I used some of the Basic Grey wood flags that we got in the June Sampler Kit.


I loved the stamp set that was included this month, and created an ombre embellishment using one of the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Stay tuned for the Sept kit, it's amazing!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hello - Royal Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my final project using the August kit, Royal Birthday Wishes.  I am not usually much of a card maker, but today.....

Be sure and grab your August kit before they are all gone.

Hugs.

Nancy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hello There

Today's layout I have to share is fairly simple, but it's bright. I started off with the gold foil paper in the kit the 4x6 chevron from the cut apart sheet. I cut the green stars to 6x6 and a photo. I wanted to use the "Hello There" banner piece from the sticker sheet and I had enough letters left to spell out Epcot's formal name and I used all those arrows from the sheet as they remind me of the pattern on Spaceship Earth. A bit of journaling with a white pen and a sticker to help tell the date and I had a bright, but quick layout!

Thanks for stopping by! <3 Ann

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A layout and a cut file


Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Amy here to share a layout I created with the August kit Royal Birthday Wishes.  I've said it before, this kit is amazing, and the colors are right up my alley!  I created a cut file to go with the kit, and you're welcome to download it if you'd like.



Here's the layout I created using the cut file.


Here's a closeup.


If you use the cut file, make sure to link me up so I can check it out.  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by the blog.



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What a Banana - Royal Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using the fabulous Royal Birthday Wishes  August kit from the Sampler.
 Loving the fun colors and cute stickers in this month's kit.
 The bold, graphic designs are so fun.
Be sure and grab your kit before they are all gone.

Hugs.

Nancy

Friday, August 16, 2013

LOVE

Have you picked up your August kit yet?! If not, you're totally missing out! I'm in LOVE with mine. I'm mostly into the vibrant colors and fun patterned papers in this one! Here's a layout that I created using a handful of those different patterned papers:


The star papers are my favorite; they're so playful, so I thought it'd be fitting to this layout I made of my dog, Maui. Here's an obligatory closeup shot of the layout:


I wasn't kidding about all of the colors and patterns in this month's kit. Isn't it fun?! If you haven't picked it up or aren't subscribed to the kit, make sure to check it all out here

Happy Friday, peeps!




Thursday, August 15, 2013

Divided Page

Today I have a page from my Disney 2013 album to share. It's a 6x8 Snap album documenting all 3 of my Disney parks visits this year. This page is all about the afternoon rain in Orlando. I used 3 cards from the Echo Park cut apart sheet, the big alphabet and label are from the Studio Calico accent sheet, and the yellow today is from the Jillibean Soup sticker sheet. I added a couple pieces from my stash. The gold grid alphabet from Dear Lizzy I used to spell out afternoon (which is tough to photograph) I then added a small piece of dotted washi to the top of the photo and across 3 of the sections I added some old mistable clouds from Studio Calico.
    I wanted the clouds to be navy and to get the look I wanted I took some navy paint I have in my stash and added a good amount of water to it and then painted it on the clouds.  I didn't want to wait for them to dry so I took a baby wipe and dried them that way. It gives them a slightly weathered look. You could also heat set it or paint them and set them aside for a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!
<3 Ann

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fabulous


I stepped out of my comfort zone and did some painting with my mists for this layout, and I have to say I adore the result!  The colors in the August kit are just so much fun, and were perfect for this dancing pictures of my daughter.


Here's a closeup of the fun Jilibean Soup stamps in the kit.  I did some gold embossing with them.



Thanks for dropping by the blog!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Santa Cruz - Royal Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you another project I made using the August kit, Royal Birthday Wishes from the Sampler.

I added a few items from a previous month's kit that I had lying about and colored my butterflies with some permanent markers to make them match my page.


Don't forget to check out the color challenge here at the sampler.  There is still time to play.

Hugs.

Nancy

Friday, August 9, 2013

another simple card.

Sarah, here. Today, I plan on keeping it nice and simple. How about I share a simple card that I created?! For this particular card, I tried using up some of my leftover scraps from the August kit.

Basically, to create this card, I layered three different patterned pieces accordingly. Then, I layered a pennant that I hand cut with some kraft paper; lastly, I added some of the stickers that were included in the kit to finish it off. 

Good thing I didn't throw away those scraps! It would've been a wasted card, hehe.

Happy Friday, everyone!




Thursday, August 8, 2013

In the Moment

Today I have a layout to share with you. I loved the Line in the Moment card from the Echo Park cut apart sheet. I took several pictures of my husband and our cat hanging out one night. Which is pretty rare. The photo is a little dark, but I love it. I used the stamp from the kit and Butter Bar Hero Arts Ink to stamp Love This to the top of the photo and small sticker from the alphabet sheet that says snapshot at the bottom. I added some washi tape and the sweet sticker to balance out the page and to bring the tone on tone blue to the top of the page like it is on the bottom with the card.

Thanks for stopping by,
<3 Ann

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

And I'm done!

With this page, I have actually completed my son's first year, and it only took me two years. :)  I have used The Sampler's kits on almost every page, and this page was no different. The August kit, Royal Birthday Wishes was perfect for it, and I can't wait to share the other pages I created using it.


Here are some closeups.




Don't forget about the July challenge, you have until August 15th to link up a project. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Water Fun - Royal Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my first project using the August Kit, Royal Birthday Wishes.  This kit has so many fun goodies in it I just know you are going to love it.

Super fun textures and colors,  
 
interesting embellishments and stickers
This kit is sure to have something for everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the super fun color challenge for your chance at an amazing prize.

Hugs.

nancy


Friday, August 2, 2013

happy go lucky

Hi, everyone! Sarah, here. 

Yup, we're officially in the month of August. My, oh my! Time moves way too fast, and not to freak anybody out, the holiday season is just a handful of months away! Yikes! On another note, today I am sharing a layout using the bright and cheery August kit.

I love the different selection of patterned papers in this one. To showcase these papers, I laid down various papers to create a grid for my background.


...and I couldn't resist using that picture of my little one. Seriously, he's just a "happy go lucky" kind of dog. Ack, I digress, hehe! Here's a more in depth closeup of the layout above:


Hope you enjoyed this project as much as I had fun creating it! Happy Friday, crafty folk!



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello!

It's August already! Today I have a quick card showcasing a few pieces from this month's kit. I used the Bo Bunny swiss dot paper for the card base and the hello is from the Glitz Color Me Happy Whatnots. The butterfly pin from Jillibean Soup is also in the kit. I used white cardstock to die cut some clouds and a extra sliver of yellow to die cut the heart. The dies are all from Lawn Fawn, and are some favorites in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by,
<3 Ann

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

together - card

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my final project using the July kit, Lazy Days of Summer. In just a few days, the new kit for August will be available, and let me tell you....it is gorgeous.


Don't forget to check out the new color challenge.

Hugs.

Nancy

Friday, July 26, 2013