Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Constellations Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Club Scrap's January 2015 Blog Hop featuring the Constellations Kit!

If you arrived from Shona's Blog then you are in the right place, if not, head over to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of participating bloggers.

This month, I was inspired by Terri Zwicker's Chest of Drawers project from Club Scrap's Retreat 2014. In this workshop we learned a fun and easy new way to cover our book board projects. This cleverly constructed item is still available for purchase in the shop so don't hesitate to pick one up for yourself.

Without further ado, here is my project, a Lidded Card Box perfect for holding up to ten A2 cards with envelopes.

Reunion Red paper, Sapphire inked book board edges, and Constellations silver yarn fiber with Navy and White print die cut stars embellish the front of the box. 

Die cut stars detail.

The base of the box is approximately 4.75x6" and 2" deep. The lid is 4.75x 6.25" with sides that are 1" deep. There is a .25" gutter along the hinge between the book board lid and side of the box which is masked with the yarn embellishment.

A simple Red paper hinge attaches the lid to the base box.

Constellations White print and Navy papers line the inside of the box base.

I created two die cut star cards that compliment the box quite nicely.

I purchased a set of star dies and really loved working with them in conjunction with the Constellations kit.

Constellations Black and White papers, sentiment stamp and Dazzles Silver Stickers.
Patterned Basics print text weight paper panel. 

Constellations Black die cut then embossed border strip, Expressions sentiment stamp, Sonoma Dark Purple card base, and Galaxy Resist technique panel. Cuttlebug embossed panel embellished with silver glitter glue.

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Up next is WENDY'S BLOG!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Club Scrap Reunion Blog Hop!

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Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's blog hop, featuring December's monthly kit, Reunion. If you arrived here from Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop on back and check out the list of participating bloggers, so you don't miss a thing.

Here is how I created my Family Tree project.

1. Create a large tree image using your favorite digital scrapbooking application (I use iScrapbook) and the Reunion digital kit. Crop the image to just the tree on a 8.5x12 canvas.

2. Take this image into Photoshop and remove the leaves using the eraser tool and save.

3. Print the tree image out onto Tan paper.

4. Cut out the tree and layer it onto Blue, Brown and Red papers.

5. Use the leaf from the Borders and Backgrounds set and stamp several onto Memoirs Green paper using Leaf Hybrid Ink.

6. Handwrite the names and dates of relatives on each leaf. There was enough room to include my parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Fussy cut each leaf and attach to the tree.

7. Stamp the sentiment from the B&B stamp set, onto a piece of hybrid print paper (scrap from a previous project) and attach to the base of the tree.

This project finished size is 12x12" so it will fit into a scrapbook or a frame.

Thanks for stopping by today and up next on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Altered Wine Bottle

Highland Light - taken by Julie Heyer Nov. 2008
I am so lucky to have grown up and live here on Cape Cod and even more fortunate to have a vineyard close by to visit. At Truro Vineyards, they produce wines using an array of local ingredients including their grapes. I created several scrapbook pages about a visit several years ago with my hubby and our folks. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for photos of these layouts. Several of the vineyard's wines come in these amazing glass lighthouse shaped bottles. They are similar in design to the famous Highland Light which overlooks the Atlantic in Truro. 

Let's take a closer look at how I altered the bottle.

1. Clean the bottle well and remove the labels using Goo Gone. Let the Goo Gone sit on the bottle overnight and then easily remove the label. Wash the outside of the bottle using soap and water. Allow to dry completely inside and out.

2. Mix equal parts Club Scrap Book Binding Glue, white acrylic paint and baby powder. 

3. Paint on to the bottle liberally in long strokes. Allow to dry completely.

4. Apply a second coat and third if desired. 

You can now alter your bottle in any way.  

I chose to create a Christmas present for my cousin Steve and his wife Michele.  

Check out my post at Club Scrap's Blog for more details! 

Here are the layouts I created using Club Scrap's Sonoma kit.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Advent Calendar Ornaments 2014

Hi Everyone,

I thought it would be fun to put all of my Advent Calendar Ornaments in one photo collage.

Thanks again to everyone who followed along and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 25 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Merry Christmas everyone! Today is the last day of my countdown to Christmas.

As we all know, the true joy of Christmas lies in the happiness we feel surrounded by family and friends.  Today my ornament reflects that joy as it holds a cherished photo of my 3 children.

The pocket watch was a goodie I picked up at a Club Scrap Retreat a few years back and I have been saving it for the perfect project. This ornament is inspired by one created by Kay Williamson and shared on her blog during the 2012 Holiday season.

1. Create a flower from Club Scrap Take Wing Green, Red, and Clock tower ivory using a pointed daisy punch from Fiskars and a mini daisy punch from Recollections.  Add a silver glitter center.

2. Embellish with ribbons and a tiny glittered tag with the year.

3. Add beads from your stash to the bottom and tie a bow to complete the look.

Hang on the tree and enjoy!

Thanks so much for joining me and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 24 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 24 of my countdown to Christmas.

It is Christmas Eve, and everyone in my household is very excited for the big day tomorrow.

Today's ornament is a delightful wreathe, inspired by this one I found on Pinterest.

Here is how I recreated this festive ornament.

1. Print out quad prints created using Club Scrap Digital Gnome for the Holidays 2013 + 2014 expansion pack. Create these custom prints using your favorite digital scrapbooking application (I use iScrapbook 4.

2. Cut out pointed leaf shapes from the prints.Arrange in a wreathe shape on a paper circle base.

Color the edges with Leaf hybrid ink.
3. Arrange in a wreathe shape on a paper circle base. Trim a 2" circle first and then a 2.5" circle around it using a circle cutting system.

I use a Creative Memories Circle cutting system.
4. Attach baker's twine for a hanger inserted through a punched hole set with an eyelet.

5. Embellish with red bow, rhinestones and punched Scholarship Red flowers.

Hang on the tree and enjoy!

Take Wing Green and Lime papers embossed with texture folders.
Darice Brocade folder - received as goodie in Tin Tiles Anniversary Collection
Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder
Tiny flower punch - unknown maker
Rhinestones from stash
Ribbon and baker's twine from stash

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 23 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 23 of my countdown to Christmas.

Today I am sharing a whimsical rosette turned into a charming little snowman.

I have seen this rosette shared on Pinterest many times and just had to make one myself.

Created with some simple shapes and die cuts he came together quickly.

1. Die cut the decorative strip mini rosette from Sizzix with white paper. Use the larger of the two rosettes for the snowman head.

2. Cut a felt hat from Study in Red Black paper.

3. Add ribbon from stash to hat with glue.

4. Stamp holly leaves from Gnome for the Holidays set with Leaf hybrid ink onto Take Wing Lime paper. Fussy cut the leaves.

5. Attach Study in Red Black punched eyes and mouth, along with fussy cut Private Eye Orange carrot nose to rosette. Finish with holly leaves and rhinestone berries along the hat ribbon.

Hang on the tree and enjoy!

See you tomorrow.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 22 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 22 of my countdown to Christmas.

This pendant ornament is made of several paper circles, some beads and a bit of baker's twine.

Here is how it came together.

1. Cut nine 1.75" circles from Scholarship Red paper using a cutter or punch.

2. Fold each circle in half.

3.  Attach together, two at a time using Book Binding Glue.

4. Attach each set of two together.

5. Attach the two pieces together leaving the final piece out.

6. Insert a long piece of looped baker's twine in the center of the pieces and then glue in the final folded circle completing the sphere shape.

7. Add beads to the bottom of the pendant on the baker's twine.

8. Embellish the edges of each circle flap with red glitter glue (Studio G) and allow to dry.

Hang on the tree and enjoy!

See you tomorrow.