Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop!

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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!

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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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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Card and Free Sketch!

Mom's special day is tomorrow, and there is still time to create a beautiful Mother's Day card.


It is so easy, especially if you have a set of FREE cutting instructions.

Select one sheet of Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms 8.5x11" Deluxe White Blossoms Print.

Follow the cutting instructions to create one card.

Did you know that Club Scrap prints are double-sided? I flipped over select panels to reveal the white side, and embossed with Sizzix Alterations folders.


Create more contrast between the panels layers with inked edges. I chose to work with Club Scrap Ash Hybrid ink.

I added Cherry Blossoms Stickers , a handmade paper fan and stamped sentiment from the 2013 Spring WOW collection to complete my card. Visit the Club Scrap Blog for details on how to make these adorable paper fans.


Thanks for stopping by, and I want to wish all the Moms a very Happy Mother's Day!