Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Club Scrap Reunion Blog Hop!

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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 21 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 21 of my countdown to Christmas.

Several years ago, Club Scrap® released a Weekend of Workshops kit that included a fun Holiday Glow Lamp project. I also created a Cape Cod version shared on the Club Scrap Blog which you can see HERE. These festive lamps were the inspiration for today's ornament.

Sitting atop a tree light, this miniature version of the glow lamp is adorned with tiny images from Homemade Holiday and Happy Holiday 2010 stamp sets. It stands 2.25" tall and is 1.25" square at the base.

1. Cut out the frame shape of the luminary with a Silhouette SD using white cover weight paper.

2. Create the base using book board covered with Ornamental Translucent Green paper.  The shade of the luminary is also made of this same paper.

3. Stamp images on the outside of the translucent paper using black archival ink.

4. Punch a hole large enough for the tree light to fit into in the base of the luminary.

5. Create a holder out of a folded piece of white paper.  Attach to the green base with glue. It will act as a holder for the luminary to fit inside.

Put on the tree light and enjoy!

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 20 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 20 of my countdown to Christmas.

Today I am sharing a little idea-ology Fragment charm ornament.  I found my inspiration HERE.

1. Attach the fragment to hybrid holly print from Gnome for the Holidays digital kit printed on white copy paper with Modge Podge Dimensional medium. Allow to dry completely.

2. Cut out the fragment from the paper and clean up any rough paper edges with an emory board.

3. Stamp the images (Happy Holidays 2010 set) with archival black ink to the front of the fragment.

4. Embellish with rhinestones, attach a green ribbon hanger and baker's twine bow to the top.

Hang on the tree and enjoy!

See you tomorrow.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 19 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 19 of my countdown to Christmas.

Living on Cape Cod has definitely inspired this ornament.

1. Create by die cutting the sand dollar using Tim Holtz die by Sizzix out of white paper and Club Scrap Pizza Box cardboard.

2. Embellish with Ranger Rock Candy Stickles.

3. Dry emboss the white paper die cut sand dollar with the folder from the Tin Tiles collection.

4. Glue the white paper star and sand dollar to the card board die cuts shapes.

5. Fussy cut holly.  Add red and green glitter glue to add sparkle to the holly and berries.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Countdown Day 18 - Advent Calendar Ornament

Welcome to day 18 of my countdown to Christmas.

I was inspired by these vintage cookie cutter ornaments found HERE.

My folks gave me a set that had belonged to my grandmother and what better way to honor this cherished holiday tradition than to create an ornament for the tree.

Here is how I created my ornament.

1. Trace the shape onto Club Scrap Random Doorways Brown paper.

2. Choose the recipe image from Homemade Holiday and stamp with black Archival ink.

3. Cut out the star shape and insert it into the cookie cutter.

4. Tie a baker's twine bow onto a Muse Christmas Token from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.

5. Stamp holly image from Gnome for the Holidays 2013 set on Blossom Green paper using Club Scrap Moss ink. Fussy cut leaves, punch three Cape Cod Red berries with a punch and hot glue together. Apply to cutter with glue dot.

6. Create cookie using the Homemade Holiday stamp set and Earth ink on white paper. Fussy cut and attach to the cookie cutter. Attach muse token next to the "cookie".

7. Use Crop a Dile to punch two holes into top of cookie cutter.  Attach a baker's twine hanger.

Hang on the tree and enjoy.

See you tomorrow!