Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 2017 NBUS Challenge -- Club Scrap

This month's NBUS (Never Before Used Stamps/Stencils) Challenge is to create a frame with our supplies.


I chose to work with the 2016 Club Scrap Lite Literature Stencil and created a unique frame shape with these filigree corners.




Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join us for more great Club Scrap Forum Challenges!

Products/ Supplies:
Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick.
Club Scrap Literature - Lite Stencil
Club Scrap Vintage Botany Stamps - Jumbo UM 
Club Scrap Vintage Botany Plain Papers - Yellow and Purple
Club Scrap Hybrid Ink - Permanent Jet Black



Friday, July 14, 2017

July Idea Deck Challenge - Club Scrap

For the July Idea Deck Challenge over on the Club Scrap Forum, hostess Pam Butler chose the 5 of Clubs.

I chose to work with the card from the Assembly Line Scrapbooking Deck Volume 1.

Here is the double page spread I created with the January 2017 Color Me Happy kit.


On June 6, 2016, the Mayflower II, a replica of the original vessel which brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, was towed back to its summer home in Plymouth, MA. My parents were visiting from Florida and Alicia and I asked them if they would join us for a walk to see it on its way home.

This would be the last time, for a long while, we will see the Mayflower, as it is scheduled for a major restoration project to prepare it for Plymouth's 400th Anniversary in 2020.


Friday, June 30, 2017

June NBUS, Technique, and Project Use It! Challenges -- Club Scrap

Just finishing up the last of my June Challenges on the Club Scrap Forum.


First up, the NBUS (never before used stuff) Challenge featuring a large stamp image from the Bright Lights, Big City collection. I paired it with the Pattern Play papers, digital kit printed sentiment and ribbon from the fiber pack.


Next, the Technique Challenge hosted by Pam Peeling at the Club Scrap Blog featured texture pastes.
I created something a bit different by stamping the Pattern Play Jumbo UM splatter stamp into the paste and then adding Color Burst powders. Stay tuned to the Club Scrap Blog next month for a detailed tutorial.


Finally, I completed the Project Use It! challenge when I completed assembly of this sweet little Mini Accordion Hinge book included in the Pattern Play Deluxe Kit.


This brings us to the end of June. I set out to complete the Ultimate Challenge and have done it!

I am really looking forward to playing all the challenges in July over at the Club Scrap Forum. See you there!





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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap June Blog Hop featuring the Pattern Play kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

Create fun and funky layouts with the Pattern Play Deluxe Kit paired with adorable nature photos.


Gather papers from the Deluxe kit and follow the cutting instructions from Club Scrap's Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Vol. 1 -- Jack of Diamonds.



Round the corners of the photo mats to compliment the designs found in the Pattern Play artwork. Tip: Save time by stacking the photo mats and rounding corners simultaneously with the 1/2" punch on a Corner Chomper.




Create an ombre effect on Wood Words for the title. Add Neon Green ink directly from the pad onto the words with an upward swiping motion.


Finish with the Neon Yellow ink swiping downward and overlapping the green inked area slightly to create a blended effect.


Adhere the title to the layout with Club Scrap Bookbinding glue applied with a Needle-tipped Applicator.



Gather the photos for the layouts.


Crop the photos and round the corners to match the photo mats.


Embellish with silver ribbon from the Fiber PackEnamel Dots and a stamped sentiment from the Jumbo UM set.



Let's take another look at the finished layouts.


Thanks so much for joining me today.

Up next on the hop is Roni at her Inkstains Blog!
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Card Sketch Challenge -- Club Scrap

Hostess Roni Johnson created this fun sketch for the June Sketch Challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.

Be sure to visit Roni's post HERE for a set of FREE cutting instructions.


I chose to create a card with Pattern Play digital hybrid artwork left over from my Idea Deck Challenge Hybrid Cards blog post. This card came together in a snap!

Print Pattern Play digital elements onto 8.5x11" matte photo paper and cut apart with scissors or a trimmer.


Score and fold a 5.5x8.5" Pattern Play Black paper horizontally at 4.25" to form the card base. Line the card with a 4x5.25" Pattern Play Green panel. Adhere the cut apart elements to the card following Roni's sketch.


Embellish with silver ribbon from the Pattern Play Deluxe kit fiber pack.


Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created this layout featuring the Pattern Play digital kit from Club Scrap. The photos in the layout are from this past Memorial Day weekend. Our youngest daughter Shannon got her very first visit to the top of Gurnet Lighthouse! If you are interested, you can read more of this story at the end of this post.


More to the story:

My husband Greg and I were engaged over Memorial Day weekend back in 2002. On that Saturday, for the very first time, an organization called Project Gurnet & Bug Light, provided visitors to the Gurnet with an opportunity to tour the lighthouse. In all the years I have been visiting our family cottage here, we were never able to go inside the lighthouse until this day. It was so exciting. Once at the top, Greg along with my two older children, Jason and Alicia, were looking at the amazing view and Greg got down on one knee and presented me with an engagement ring!! Rink, our tour guide nearly had a heart attack he told us. Both he and organization head Dolly Bicknell were so excited for all of us.


Fast forward a few years later, on June 21, 2003, Greg and I got married in a small ceremony surrounded by our close family at the lighthouse. As a special favor, Dolly sent Rink to open up the lighthouse for us. We were able to go into the lighthouse and take wedding photos. Another truly memorable day!





In 2005 our daughter Shannon was born and finally at age 12 she was able to go inside for a tour. Also all these many years later, we were delighted to find out Dolly and Rink are still part of the Memorial Day Tour.


Such amazing memories!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Club Scrap Adirondacks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap May Blog Hop featuring the Adirondacks kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

I created an arrow triptych art piece combining the Adirondacks Digital and Deluxe paper kits.


Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how I created this triptych.

Your next stop on the Hop is the talented Roni's Inkstains Blog!


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Select and crop three arrows from the Adirondacks Digital collection and place them onto an 8.5x11" background with a digital scrapbooking software. I use iScrapbook for Mac.


Print the arrows onto the backs of five assorted 8.5x11 papers from the Deluxe kit. Note: I trimmed down three 12x12 papers from the collection to create 8.5x11" papers.




Cut out three different arrows from three different colored papers with a craft knife and cutting mat. Note: The black printed arrows will not be visible on this project, as I am using the opposite side.




Fussy cut some of the details from other arrow colors and decorate the arrows as desired. Attach these small pieces with Club Scrap's Bookbinding Glue in a Needle-tipped Applicator.




To create the triptych, trim a Club Scrap pizza box into six 3x12" panels. Make sure that there are two sets of three panels running in opposite grain directions.


Match up two panels (with opposite grain directions) and laminate them together with Bookbinding Glue, creating three double thickness panels. The varying grain directions will create a much stronger base.


Mark each panel at 3" from the tops and 1/2" from each side. Punch holes with a paper piercing tool.


Insert brads into the back side of each panel and wrap with brown waxed linen thread, included in the Deluxe kit fiber pack, to create a hanger. The splayed feet of the brads will be on the front of each panel.



Cover each triptych pizza box panel with a 2.75x11.75" paper.


Attach the arrows to the front of the panels with the Needle-tipped Applicator.


Embellish each arrow with paper flowers and fiber clusters.

Recollections Daisy punches


Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoy the hop!


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