Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Homestead Club Scrap Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! If you have arrived from Karen's post over at Club Scrap then you are in the right spot. If not, please head back over to check out the complete list of participating bloggers. You wouldn't want to miss out on all the fantastic paper crafted inspiration along the way.

Click HERE to see a photo that inspired this project. 

Get your pizza boxes and let's get crafting!

1. Cut eighteen windmill blades from 4x12" pizza boxes strips.


2. Combine 3 parts yellow ochre and 1 part light green acrylic paint to match the Homestead green paper and paint three wooden skewers (from the grocery store).


3. Mark and poke holes into each blade.

Make first hole with paper piercing tool.
Widen the hole with the tip of a pencil.

4. Cover each blade with Homestead green paper and distress the edges with Earth hybrid ink.

Trace the shape of the blade onto a 4x12" strip of green paper and trim.
5. Create a circular frame out of small white wire-coated coat hanger. Thread blade pieces onto the formed frame. Hot glue ends of coat hanger together to secure.


6. Hot glue each blade into place on back of the windmill.


7. Measure and trim painted skewers to fit onto the frame in a spoke fashion. Punch a 1" circle out of green paper and back with pizza box circle of the same size. Spokes will insert into the corrugated sides of the circle hub. Secure ends with hot glue into hub and onto windmill frame.


8. Create a faux barn board wall with more pizza boxes cut into random 4" wide pieces.


9. Cover each piece with Homestead brick paper of the same dimensions and attach with Club Scrap® Book Binding Glue.


10. Distress edges using a paper piercing, distress tool (both from Tonic) and Earth Hybrid Ink.



11. Pierce holes in barn boards and insert brads to create faux nail heads.



12. Cut pieces of pizza box from two sides and top of box. Attach barn boards using book binding glue to form the base.

Back of wall hanging.

13. Print out windmill quote from the Homestead Digital Kit created in iScrapbook application onto matte photo paper.


14. Trim out quote and distress edges with tool and ink.


15. Add embellishments to the windmill and quote using die cuts and the wooden tag from the Homestead collection.

Attach metal medallion distressed with red acrylic paint (to match the barn boards) onto hub of windmill.
Wooden distressed tag, wax linen threads and grommet.
Green, Brick, Pumpkin, and scraps of hybrid quote print out die cuts.
Sizzix decorative strip die
Ink and curl edges of leaves and wheat die cuts. Layout the pieces in a pleasing design before permanently adhering to wall hanging.
16. Attach to wall hanging to complete the project.


I really hope you enjoyed the project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Enjoy the rest of the Hop and the next stop is Roni's Inkstains Blog

Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Portrait

My oldest daughter is a senior this year. I have the honor and privilege of taking her photographs for her senior portrait.

I used a Club Scrap Homestead quick drop digital layout for one of them.

So proud of my girl.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014 part 2


I wanted to add one more card before the day was over.

Thanks for checking it out.


Created using Club Scrap Homestead and Oopsie Daisy kit papers.
Brads - Club Scrap Private Eye kit
Darice Embossing folder from Club Scrap Tin Tiles kit
Sentiment and wagon wheel - Club Scrap Homestead Borders & Backgrounds stamp set
Die cut wheat - Sizzix Decorative strip die
Club Scrap hybrid inks - Earth and Tangerine
Adirondack ink - Archival black

World Card Making Day 2014


I created this card in celebration of World Card Making Day.



Majority of the products used are from the Club Scrap October Monthly Kit - Homestead.
Two papers are from Club Scrap's July kit - Oopsie Daisy.
I based the design on Marya's October Card Sketch Challenge at the Club Scrap forum.
The stamping technique is called Easy Triple Time and you can find more details on it HERE.
Inks - Club Scrap's hybrid inks in Earth, WoW Red, Leaf and Topaz.
Stamps - Homestead Borders & Backgrounds UM sheet

Join me Monday Oct. 6, 2014 at the Club Scrap Blog for more details on how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day.

Friday, October 3, 2014