Friday, December 24, 2010

Last Minute Gifts

Today is Christmas Eve and there is a bit of a frenzy at the grocery stores and malls - eek! So glad I am not out there! However I do have need for the last minute hostess gifts and a few more neighbour gifts. My solution is to spiff up a mini paint can, fill it with goodies and have my children dress up quite handsomely to make the presentation!

Here is my version of the cookie jar!

Here is a close-up of the "flower" on the top!

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern papers); Clear Scraps (tag); Scenic Route (chipboard star); Basic Grey (button); ribbon (source unknown); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist)

Thanks for letting me share! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas wrapping

Hi scrappers!
Urban Lily Christmas papers are so pretty!!!
They are perfect as Christmas wrapping too... take a look:

I love how it looks my package :-).
I used:
Snowflake by Urban Lily - Oh So Merry Collection
Holly by Urban Lily - Oh So Merry Collection.

Thanks for letting me share :-)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Brightening Your Day

Hi Everyone, Erika Taylor here today sharing with you a project that I just adore.  Usually I am creating cards and altered art, but today I've got a layout first. I so love the colors in the Mayella Collection and I know I've mentioned it before. The bright colors are truly so versatile and I love mixing them with other Urban Lily Goodness.

This layout pairs the Mayella Collection with some Mooch Collection, Blink Collection and Sugary Collection too. Did I mention Happy Everything??? Urban Lily collections are made for mixing and matching.

Here is a little close up for ya. I've used Helmar Adhesives for the layout, including Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Helmar Liquid Scrapdots and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. Love those Helmar Adhesives.

I added a little distress stickles on the Mayella stripe paper. Gotta have at least a little bling on every project right? I cut the "2" from the Number Urban Cut Collection and knew that the number would speak volumes. No journaling on this layout hehe.

Try really mixing and matching your Urban Lily collections. They are work so well together. So whatcha think?

I also want to quickly let you know that I have a HUGE Blogiversary candy going on right now on my personal blog and there is some Urban Lily goodness in the mix. So stop on by and say hello.

Until Next Time
Erika Taylor

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gift Cards by Virginia

Are you like me? I am always on the hunt for interesting, beautiful but simple and elegant gift card holders. And this is the season for cards!

Here are a couple of gift card holders that I will be using this year - I hope you like them!

Firstly, I wanted to write a few words in my card for the recipient so I created a holder for the front of the card.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern papers); American Crafts (rub ons, ribbon); brads (source unknown); Cuttlebug (die cut)

And I used the Swirl Memory Photocards to create an envelope for the gift card below. With the addition of a few rub-ons, I was done in minutes!

Supplies:  Urban Lily (photocards); stitching; American Crafts (rub ons)

Thank you for letting me share!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

BE HAPPY enjoy

2 papers, a few chipboards, glue, stitching and a picture, give you this layout:

Urban Lily products used:
Polo - Blink Collection by Urban Lily
Happy by Urban Lily - Happy Everything Collection
Answer It Chipboard by Urban Lily
Number It Chipboard by Urban Lily

& Helmar adhesives

see the tutorial for the paper garland here...

Products used:
Lola - Lulliloo Collection by Urban Lily
Accents by Urban Lily - Urban Cut Collection
Impish by Urban Lily - Mayella Collection
Helmar adhesives

Have a nice end of the year :)


Pink Christmas Cards

I love to use unusual colors for my Christmas projects.
When I saw the gorgeous Jingle paper - Oh So Merry Collection by Urban Lily , I thought is was perfect with pink ;-).
Here are a few Christmas card:

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, November 26, 2010

holly jolly

Hello!I'm Akiko.
Two 12-inch layouts are introduced today.
The used photograph is a situation of the Christmas last year.

and, more layout.

Massimo - Blink Collection
Blizzard - Oh So Merry Collection
Holly - Oh So Merry Collection
Jingle - Oh So Merry Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection
Petite - Mayella Collection

other - brads,cardstock,ribbon,stickers,bottun

Thank you for stopping:)
Akiko Kuroki

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cards, Cards!

I made the simple card using the surplus paper and others.
The point of having taken care is not using many colors.
And I recommend use of an alphabet sticker.

Thank you for stopping!

Akiko Kuroki

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

a mini mini-album by Polinka

How to make an easy, quick, cheap and cute mini-album?

Use this paper:
Mini Book Bright by Urban Lily - Urban Cut Collection

Cut, paste and add tiny little index pictures of your choice :)

Material used:
Helmar adhesives
index pictures

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Customized" striped paper

I love the Urban Lily "Sugary" collection, but I always thought it could use a little "something. I decided to customize it a little by adding my own glitter!

I used some double sided sticky tape in different widths, then I sprinkled it with glitter in colors that complimented the existing stripes. The result is really cool...

Add some Prima flowers and some funky brads and you're done!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Unsuspecting Cards by Virginia

It is no secret that I love Urban Lily papers. I love the bold, vibrant and interesting designs. To me, this makes for versatility. Using the Lulu and Blackout papers, I created 2 birthday unorthodox birthday cards for two tween girls.

Here they are. They are simple in design to showcase the colour and details of the papers.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern paper); Chatterbox (chipboard alphas); Tim Holtz (grungeboard); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); Helmar 450 adhesive

And here is a girly girl card for a sweet 6 year old.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern paper); Prima (bling alpha); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); Copic Spica pen (outline butterfly); Maya Road (chipboard butterflies)

Thanks for letting me share!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Urban Swank's First Blog Hop!

Welcome to Urban Swank's Holiday Blog Hop! I am so excited about this! I hope you are too :) Urban Swank has 2 guest designers for the blog hop, Michelle Van Etten and Candra George. It's very humbling to be among such talent!

Don't forget to "like" Urban Swank on fb... you could win a prize just for that! Also, Urban Swank will be giving away prizes all weekend long! Your first chance to win is up already... Tell all your friends about Urban Swank and have them "like" us on fb. Make sure they let us know who sent them by writing on Urban Swank's wall. The refferal must be a new "like" for Urban Lily.

Here is the line up of this weekend's blog hop JIC you get lost ;) Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs to be entered into the grand prize drawing! After you visit all the blogs, come back to this post (from Candra's blog) and leave a comment telling us what your favorite Urban Lily product is:

Becky Teichmiller <--- click here first
Erika Taylor
Rachel Theall
Virginia Wong
Marci Knecht
Pauline Dirrig
Simona Gughi
Gayle Martin
Michelle Van Etten
Candra George
Urban Swank

Enjoy your day!!!
Becky Teichmiller

Sunday, November 14, 2010

6*12 LOs by Simona

Hi scrappers!
Today I show you a couple of 6*12 LOs I did for a friend :-)

Urban Lily supplies:
Beautiful by Urban Lily - Happy Everything Collection
Answer It Chipboard by Urban Lily
Accents by Urban Lily - Urban Cut Collection

Urban Lily supplies:
Massimo - Blink Collection by Urban Lily
Friends by Urban Lily - Happy Everything Collection

TFL, have a great Sunday :-)!

Friday, October 29, 2010

LOL* by Polinka

The reason why I adore the Urban Lily papers is that they are very easy to use! They're so beautiful and colorful that you don't need to add much decoration to have a great layout! :)


Impish by Urban Lily - Mayella Collection
Memory Photocards - Polka Dot by Urban Lily
A sewing machine and red thread
American crafts thickers
Helmar adhesives

Reuse Stamps "Packing material and Toilet roll core"

Hello again! I am Akiko.
The stamp aiming at reuse is introduced today also.
Today's layout uses a toilet roll core and a packing material.

 I attached acrylics paints to the toilet roll core, and used as a stamp.

It is the packing material usually used in Japan.
Interesting expression can be performed by using it as a stamp.

Lola - Lulliloo Collection
Sugarhigh - Mooch Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection

I changed the toilet roll core and made it the heart type.
And I used it as a stamp. It is self-confident as that it is a wonderful idea.

These may become the somewhat ill-shaped heart. However, my it is darling:)

Smootch - Mooch Collection
Spark - Mooch Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection

Please use materials, such as corrugated paper, a packing material, and a toilet roll core,
for the purpose of reuse.
I recommend enjoying a stamp easily.

Akiko Kuroki

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reuse Stamps "Corrugated paper"

Hello, everyone!
Akiko will take charge of Urban Swank Blog today and tomorrow.
I created the layout using the thing used daily.

These are reused as a stamp.

I introduce the layout which uses corrugated paper today.

Smootch - Mooch Collection
Lola - Lulliloo Collection
Apple - Sugary Collection
Lulu - Lulliloo Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Mini Book Bright - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection
Answer It Chipboard
Blackout - Blink Collection
Massimo - Blink Collection
Alphabet - Urban Cut Collection
Accents - Urban Cut Collection
Memory Photocards - Swirl

I am going to introduce the stamp using a packing material and the core of a toilet roll tomorrow.
Thank you for stopping at this blog!!

Akiko Kuroki

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


There are so many elements of the Urban Lily papers that I just have to cut out. They make the prettiest of combinations and I so love all the swirls. Today I've got an over sized card to share with you that I created using a few different Urban Lily paper collections

First off, some Mayella Impish. This stripe is one of my favorites, so versatile and cheery. I then cut out the frame from the Mayella Bliss. I colored it with copices and added some stickles and rhinestones after I'd masked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The sage colored fourishes are cut from the Mayella Pure papers. The Beautiful sentiment, from the Happy Everything Beautiful papers, and finally that butterfly... My favorite image in all of the Urban Lily collections, cut from the Mayella Bliss paper.

I absolutely love how this one turned out and I hope that I've given you some ideas on how to use these wonderful Urban Lily papers.Don't be afraid to cut them up and use what sings to you. Your end result might surprise you. Simple beautiful especially when you pair it up with Helmar Adhesives!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week

Erika Taylor