Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Club Scrap London Calling Blog Hop!

Welcome to the February Blog Hop celebrating Club Scrap's London Calling kit! If you arrived from Shona's Blog then you are in the right spot. If not, hop over to Karen's blog post at Club Scrap to see what she has created and for a complete list of participating bloggers.

I picked up the Stacked Box Project Components last month from Club Scrap and decided to create it using this month's kit. I love the color palette and it worked perfectly with papers from the Pattern Basics pastels pack. This text weight paper with its distressed prints made covering the boxes a breeze.

Small box inside.
As I previewed my post I realized that my project needed a companion, so I found inspiration HERE on Pinterest and created this tag.

I absolutely adore working with paper to create flowers and other adornments for my art. If you are interested in how I created it, scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is Wendy Bellino!


London Calling Digital Hybrid Tag Instructions:

1. Use the London Calling Digital Kit and a digital scrapbooking application (I use iScrapbook) to create artwork for the tag.

2. Print out the 5x7" artwork onto matte sticker paper (I used Staples brand).

3. Cut the images apart using a trimmer.

4. Trace a shipping tag shape onto a piece of Ivory plain paper from the collection.

Don't forget to punch the hole.
5. Use a craft knife to trim out the frame, London is calling, and Big Ben images.

6. Tear three edges of the script panel and adhere to the tag.

7. Adhere the frame, Big Ben and London is calling stickers to the tag.

8. Make the gray postage stamp using the image from the UM Borders and Backgrounds collection and Ash ink. Add color with water color pencils.

I added an old postage stamp from my grandmother and stamped with image from the Post Art Project 2010 Club Scrap Retreat.
9. Create flower embellishments using a selection of daisy punches (I used Fiskars, Recollections, and Martha Stewart). Cut leaves and twigs from Sizzix with Die Cut machine.

10. Add ribbon and metal crown to complete the tag.

Finished projects.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Club Scrap Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Kay's Blog then you're in the right place. If not, you can find a complete list of participating bloggers over at the Club Scrap Blog, where Karen is sharing her artwork.

I found the inspiration for this post on Pinterest and knew this design would look great using the 2015 Love Ink kit.

Here is how I assembled my card.

1. Use punch, die cut or cutting system to remove heart shape from Dk Pink panel.

2. Run the panel through the embossing folder using an embossing machine.

3. Ink the edges to bring out some of the embossing details.

4. Cut small pieces of fibers to attach to the back side of the embossed panel.

5. Tape them into place.

6. Flip the panel over to reveal the design.

7. Attach the Dk. Pink panel to the Dk. Brown panel and layer onto card base.

8. Stamp a sentiment onto white paper and trim to form a banner. Add dimensional pop dots to back of banner to attach to card.

9. Punch out flowers and create a cluster to embellish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and up next on the hop is Wendy Bellino!

Products and Supplies used:

Club Scrap:
Love Ink Greetings to Go card components and fibers
Dungarees twill tan ribbon
Tin Tiles Anniversary Darice Embossing folder
Love Blooms "be mine" sentiment stamp
Bookshelves pearl sticker in flower center
Earth Hybrid Ink

Sizzix Big Shot for embossing

Silhouette SD cutting system heart shape

EK Success Retro Flower punch

Recollections small daisy punch

Saturday, February 7, 2015

PACS1 Syndrome Awareness Day!

I write this post today, not only for my friend Kerri, her daughter and their family, but for all those who have gone undiagnosed for too long.

Bridget's portrait taken by Family Tree Photography 2013

I celebrate Bridget and the other children diagnosed with this syndrome with this layout created with Club Scrap's Love Ink collection. As a scrapbooker, it is important to capture and celebrate life's challenges along with everyday moments and events.

Check out my post at Club Scrap's Blog for details on how I made this layout.

Learn more about PACS1 HERE.

And click HERE to read Bridget's story.

Thanks for stopping by.