Friday, August 19, 2022

Loving This | August Color Kitz | Lorimar Ortega

Hello Shimmerz Family!

August for us is in full swing with homeschool already started up and the usual slipping into a routine that comes with it. Yet, it's always good to remember the summer memories that we've made, and the August Color Kitz is perfect for that! You can grab yours at 

Here we go!

I began with a blank sheet of white textured cardstock and sprayed and splashed Pink Stilettos into the center of it. I chose this color because I wanted my picture to really pop.  I also splashed Slow Ocean and Bumble Bee. While this dried, I colored the two floaty cut files, one with Seas the Day and other with Love Ocean #9. Using the left over centers of the cut files, I added glue and dumped the packet of sequins on them for a pop of sparkles.

Once everything was dried and ready, I added a yellow patterned paper mat to my photo (from the gorgeous Paige Evans Splendid collection) and popped it up on craft foam. I also popped the sequined circles on craft foam for added dimension. I placed the cut files as seen in the picture and then added on the sequined circles and photo. I then began to add in embellishments from my stash; I used items from Vicki Boutin's Sweet Rush collection because they paired together amazingly.

In order to make the yellow from Bumble Bee pop a bit more, I added my journaling in gold ink, and also did some doodles with it around the border. Final step was to pop in the Dots from the Color Kitz as well as some that I had in my stash. To tie everything together, I splashed some more of Bumbly Bee and Slow Ocean. That's it!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Remember, you can get a freebie on your next Shimmerz Paints order by typing "Lorimar" in the notes section of it. 

Take care,

Thursday, August 18, 2022

 This Way To Fun - Joanne Bartell

Hello friends! Joanne here today sharing a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout for the Shimmerz Paints design team.

I used the June '22 Hip Kits, along with some Simple Stories Let's Go and Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser items to embellish my layout. I made the flowers and leaves from an In Love Art Shop Metal Die. I picked these items as they matched perfectly with my great niece's outfit and I selected the most gorgeous Shimmerz colors to create my mixed media background.

I started off by tearing 3 different pattern papers and layered them at the top of the page. I used Shimmerz with the packaging technique and a paint brush to have the colors flow down the page from the top border. 

I used the most gorgeous colors: Inklingz Miner Miner 49er (best gold splatters!), Vibez Frost Bite, Spritz You're the Zest, Shimmerz Pumpkin, and Vibez Jeni B. Blue. These colors can be found in the shop. Don't forget to include my name in the comments box of your order to receive a FREE GIFT from Shimmerz.

The finishing touches on my layout was to add Pinkfresh Studio gems in 5 spots throughout the clusters, and to make a Sequinz shaker with a frame using the Shimmerz Sequinz in "Easter Bonnet." These sequinz are one of my favorites ever! I feel like I need 30 packs of them, as they have such beautiful colors and pretty little yellow flowers in the mix.

There is a process video on my YouTube channel if you wish to see how this came together "Joanne Bartell." Visit the Shimmerz Paints Instagram and web site to get inspired, check out the amazing design team's creativity, and to place you order.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to include my name in the comments box of your order to receive a FREE GIFT from Shimmerz.

Joanne Bartell

Sunday, August 14, 2022

So Handsome | August 2022 Color Kitz | Shannon Allor

Hello friends!  It's Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this layout featuring the August 2022 Color Kitz!  This kit features a two piece cut file, Dotz, a fantastic sequin mix, a Shimmerz in Let There Sea Light & Bumbly Bee, Coloringz in Pink Stilettos, Vibez in Love Ocean #9 and Seas the Day!

I started this project by cutting out both cut files on the rather large size.  I used Pink Stillettos & Bumbly Bee to paint the floaty and then used some adorable patterned paper from Bella Blvd. to fill in some of the pieces.  Next, I used Let There Sea Light, Love Ocean #9 and Seas the Day to create an easy peasy mixed media background!

I love seeing all of the mixed media goodness peeking up from behind my layout and embellishments.  You can see one of the gorgeous Dotz pieces here.

I turned the flamingo floatie cutfile into a huge shaker pocket to showcase the sequin mix.  Isn't it so fun?!

I love that the Dotz create the best shine in my clusters!

Remember to put my name in the comments section of your next order to score a freebie!
Here's the process video for this layout:

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, August 12, 2022

Pool Time/August 2022 Color Kitz/Rhonda Reno

 Hello everyone,

I've got a new layout to share  with you all today featuring the gorgeous August Color Kitz that is available in the Shimmerz shop now.

This month's kit is chock full of bright vivid summery colors perfect for scrapping all those vacation photos we've all got piling up.  Along with the paints in this month's kit you also receive two exclusive digital cut files, a sweet sequin mix and a set of epoxy Dotz. Did I say it was chock full? I wasn't kidding, y'all!

I knew these photos of my granddaughters would be perfect for this kit and I wasn't disappointed! I couldn't have picked a better selection of colors for these photos and I just love how bright and fun this layout turned out.

I created "water" along the bottom of the layout using the 2 Vibez in "Seas the Day," "Love Ocean #9" and the Shimmerz in "Let There Sea Light." I separated all the blue colors in the sequin mix and used them to highlight my "water" and I love how sparkly it is. 

For my title I duplicated and manipulated the ring floatie in my Silhouette software into my title. I used the Coloringz "Pink Stilettos" and the Shimmerz in "Bumbly Bee" to paint the sections in the floatie. I used those same colors for the other floatie as well. I added a googly eye because, well, I love googly eyes, lol. 

I used some diamond Stickles from Ranger to highlight the suns I used in the middle of my two floaties as well as some flowers on one of the tags.


 I used some of the yellow sequins from the mix on the sun behind the photo on the left. There are also pink sequins in the mix but I actually didn't use any on this layout.
I did use 2 of the three epoxy Dotz and I love them!

I loved working with this month's kit and I know you will too!
I hope I've motivated or inspired you in some way today. 

Be sure you check out the Shimmerz Sharez fb group and post all your projects using Shimmerz products because we love seeing what you all create!



Happy crafting, friends!


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August 2022 Color Kitz | Brianna Lepper

Hey friends!  Brianna Lepper here today and I'm SO excited to share my new layout with y'all using the super gorgeous August 2022 Color Kitz.  As y'all might already know, Summer is my favorite season and this kit is screaming Summer.  Here's my page, don't forget to check out my process video at the end of this post:

This months kit comes with two cut filez!  We get a flamingo floatie and a regular lifesaver type floatie.  How cute!  Since we get a package of Sequinz in the kit as well, I just had to turn one of the cut filez into a sequin shaker.  But before we get into that, let's talk about my background.  Since my photo is of my pup in our pool, I had to create a fun water inspired background using the blues in the kit.  I decided to use the technique that I've done in the past where I take texture paste and push Bubblez into the paste for a fun texture.  I used the Blue Bubblez from my stash and to me, they totally look like bubbles in a pool.  

I tried to apply the paste on in somewhat of a free flowing, wavy pattern to mimic our pool and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Super cute and adds so much interest to my page.  I thought it would be the perfect background for my floaties to sit on.  I then sprayed on both the Seas The Day and Love Ocean #9 Vibez all around the page.

I set aside my background to dry and got to work on my floatie cut filez.  I turned the lifesaver one into a shaker by gluing it to a large piece of acetate and then applying thin foam strips around the outside and inside perimeter.  This gives a space for my sequinz to sit.  So then I poured my sequinz into my shaker and closed it up with a piece of vellum.  I prefer closing my shakers with vellum so that you can still see my pretty mixed media background behind it.  

I worked on the flamingo floatie next and started coloring it by adding the Pink Stilettos Coloringz and Bumbly Bee Shimmerz directly onto my glass mat.  I smooshed the pieces of my flamingo into the colors to create a watercolor look.  I repeated the same process with the extra lifesaver floaties that I ended up cutting out.  

Once all of my pieces were dry, I backed my flamingo and started adhering everything down to my background.  I used the extra lifesaver floaties as layering pieces and layered them under my photo and under the shaker and flamingo.   I added my embellishment clusters next and made sure to include the Dotz from the kit into each one.  

Here's another cluster up at the top right of my page:

I had so much fun creating this fun background as well as making the shaker and backing my cut file with even more color.  I love how bright and happy this page came out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that I've inspired you in some way!  Have you given the bubblez on top of paste technique a try?  Or have you created a shaker in a cut file or even backed a cut file with mixed media?  I hope that you'll give one of those a try, it's so much fun!  Make sure to add my name in the notes/comments section of your next order to receive a free gift!  See you next month friends!