Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap November Blog Hop featuring the Paradise Kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstained 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.

Paradise Deluxe Kit
I created this Clipboard Collage Project for my daughter Alicia. She took this photo of her boyfriend at the beach and we chose it to be the focal image on the collage. Be sure to visit the Club Scrap blog for details about this fun Retreat 2016 workshop.


Trim papers from the Paradise Deluxe kit to the sizes indicated on the collage print. There are several clipboard collage prints available in the Club Scrap store, so you can create your own using version featuring items from your stash.


Add the Paradise quote from the digital kit directly to the photo before printing.


Create a sheet of cut aparts from the digital kit and print onto sticker paper.

Emboss some of the plain paper panels and attach to the project. The Pink Duplex paper is embossed with Cuttlebug Swirls folder and the Citron Duplex paper is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.


Die cut hologram duct tape with "happy" from the Sizzix Celebration Script words set.



Cover the wooden paddles with Paradise, 50s Kitchen and Dahlia Washi Tapes.


Fussy cut digital images from sticker paper and add to the project along with lots of other fun embellishments from your stash.







Thanks for stopping by!

Up next on the hop is Anne Marie at her Artfully Balanced Blog.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Club Scrap Christmas Thyme Blog Hop


Welcome to the Club Scrap Christmas Thyme Blog Hop featuring the Christmas Thyme special edition collection. If you arrived from Tricia's Efficient Crafter Blog then you are in the right place. If not, visit Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog for the full list of participants.


I created several projects for the hop. I used elements from both the Christmas Thyme Digital Kit and the Christmas Thyme Stamper's Kit.

Tea-lighted House:


Stamp the house image onto Manila paper. Color the image with pencils and white gesso.
Fussy cut the image with scissors.
Cover the gesso snow with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.
Trim out the windows and door with a craft knife. Leave the door attached at the hinge.
Stamp the home image again onto white tissue paper.
Attach the fussy cut house to the front of a 2.5" square box created from a Club Scrap pizza box.
Note: Cut out the windows and the door holes with a craft knife from the front of the box prior to assembly.
Glue the tissue paper to the front interior wall of the box.
Line the box with Gold paper. Cover the outside of the box with Manila paper with Bookbinding Glue.
IMPORTANT!- Do not use real flame candles with paper projects. I used a battery operated tea-light.

Scrapbook Pages:


Sketch from Ivory Elegance idea recipe card.


Two 12x12" background papers, Citron and Olive, from Club Scrap Garden Shed Deluxe Kit.
Two 8.5x11" trimmed papers, Ivory Berries and Rust, from Christmas Thyme Stamper's Kit.
Print tags and embellishments onto Manila paper from Christmas Thyme Digital Kit.


Title "Merry Christmas" stamped with Earth Hybrid ink onto Manila panel tied with gold ribbon.

Christmas Cards:


Print the Berry background onto 8.5x11" white paper from the Christmas Thyme Digital Kit.
Note: This print didn't come out as vibrant as I hoped, so I colored in some of the leaves and berries with coordinating markers. It really added the perfect punch of color.


Attach Manila 3.5x4.75" panels stamped with the house and sentiment images.
Note: Ink the house stamp with Sandstone Hybrid ink. Prior to stamping the image, color over the wreath and window boxes with the coordinating red and green markers.
Add embellishments to complete the cards. The flowers were from the Club Scrap Retreat 2010.


Thanks so much for joining me on my part of the hop!

Up next on the hop visit Tina at her Finding Your Niche blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Paradise Layouts

I created this layout with photos from our family vacation to Arizona this past Spring.


Here's the scoop:

I am lucky enough, through my association with Club Scrap, to have met some amazing people. Dayna and I became friends in the online forum in 2008 and later met for the first time in person at a Club Scrap Retreat in 2011. What a thrill! During this time, our youngest daughters became pen pals and even "video chatted" a few times.

Dayna and I had not seen one another (in real life) since meeting that first time in 2011. She does not live very far from my in laws, so we decided to get together while we were in town. Dayna brought her daughter Emma with her to meet Shannon! They got along great and played all day together in the pool.

Dayna and I were able to sneak off to surprise her oldest daughter Vivian while she was at work. Such fun to finally get to meet two of her kids.

The layout design was created following the instructions on the Assembly Line Scrapbooking Vol. 1 Idea Deck Six of Clubs for the challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.



Sunflower Sparkle stickers - Club Scrap Sunflowers Collection
All other items - Club Scrap Paradise Deluxe Kit


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Club Scrap Literature Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap October Blog Hop featuring the Literature Kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains 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 ran across this idea for an amazing book, which I had never heard of before, called a Midori Traveler's Notebook. Upon further research, I came to realize that I must have been living under a rock! I was blown away by all the fantastic DIY ideas out there, for not only creating your own notebook, but for making some of the inserts. At the end of this post I will share some links which I found very helpful during my creative process.

Create the cover with a 7x8" piece of Kraft-Tex in Chocolate Brown. Fold this piece in half horizontally. Mark piercing holes to insert the elastic cording.


16" length of black elastic cording
Make a loop of was linen thread to help pull the loop of black elastic through to the outside of the cover.
Tie off the closure loop to prevent it from re entering the pierced hole.
Perform the pamphlet stitch.
Secure the inside elastic cord with a double knot.
Add corner stamped images with Jet Black Permanent Ink on the front and back of the Kraft-Tex cover.


Create a focal medallion with embossed Bronze paper inked with the Jet Black Permanent Ink. Layer with stamped images from the Literature Greeting UM set and Red paper circle mat.

Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circles and Darice Damask Embossing folder.

Add a DIY six pocket insert created from a manila folder, based on idea seen at Pocket Full of Vintage.


Decorate the folder with papers from the Literature Deluxe Kit.


Print the Red background from the Literature Digital Kit and create tabs with a 1" circle punch.

Insert the tabbed Dk. Kraft tabbed panels into the inside pockets. 
Make two pocket journals with downloads from My Life in One Place. Create covers with Red plain and Gold Metallic papers, score and bind the booklets with a three hole pamphlet stitch and wax linen thread.





Adhere customized book plates to the inside front pages of each booklet created with the digital kit elements and coordinating font, Berylium. Attach Library pockets to the inside front and back covers of each booklet to create additional storage.


Removable inserts are what makes the notebook so unique.


A simple hair elastic holds the two booklets inside the traveler's notebook.


Your next stop is Anne Marie at her Artfully Balanced Blog!

Midori Traveler's Notebook helpful links:
Brian Goulet - Explanation of How it all Works Video
Carie Harling - Putting it all together Video
My Life in One Place - Ray Blake for Printables
6 Pocket Kraft Folder Part 1 - Pocket Full of Vintage **
6 Pocket Kraft Folder Part 2 - Pocket Full of Vintage ** after this was published videos are now private so sorry for any inconvenience.
Eline's Cover Tutorial
The GeeKon Record - DIY Pocket Notebook
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Boardwalk Card Sketch Challenge Cards

I created these five cards with the Club Scrap Boardwalk Deluxe kit.



Check out the Club Scrap Blog tomorrow (10/14/16) for free downloadable cutting instructions.

Club Scrap Stamps:
Make a Wish. - Literature Greeting UM
HB HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Garden Shed Greeting UM
circle image - Boardwalk Art Nouveau UM

Club Scrap Inks - Sapphire and Onyx

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap September Blog Hop featuring the Garden Shed kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains 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 a set of four 4.25" square cards to fit neatly inside the SplitcoastStampers Card Pouch.


ALCM Instructions

Download the instructions and select three Garden Shed 8.5x11" papers.


Create 8.5x11" digital hybrid prints with a scrapbooking application (iScrapbook).


Print these onto the back of the Teal Print and Butter papers.


Cut the papers following the instructions.


Assemble the pieces onto the card bases in a pleasing design.


Stamp the Jumbo UM quote in Earth ink onto the plain side of each of the 2-1/8x2.5" rectangles.


The 1x3.75 Teal prints add interest to the inside of each card.


Nestle the cards into the Card Pouch.



The Card Pouch was created using the following products.
Jumbo UM stamp in Club Scrap Leaf, Earth, and Topaz Hybrid ink colors
Deluxe Kit papers - 12x12 Mint Print, 12x12 Olive Plain, 12x12 Butter Plain, and 8.5x11 White Print
Deluxe Kit fibers - satin ribbon


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your next stop is Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced.