Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

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Welcome to the June Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, National Parks. If you arrived here from The Crafty Colonel, Donna's Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at the Club Scrap Blog for a complete list of participating blogs.


When Tricia first showed us her idea for this project it blew me away. I knew immediately that I wanted to make one for myself. As an attendee at the Annual Club Scrap Retreat in Wisconsin last year, we received these awesome leather pencil tool roll as a gift. I wasn't sure I wanted to use it for this purpose, and was so excited when Tricia came up with this alternative. So clever!!





Check out Tricia's Treasure Map Journal Tutorial blog post to create one of these amazing hand stitched books.

I chose to use plain papers from the National Parks kit combined with London Calling Green and text weight Floral prints.


All the colors worked so nicely and complimented the gorgeous vintage look of the print papers.


Love the pocket pages to hold lots of goodies! 

To create an embellishment for the front cover, I stamp the leather flap leftover with icon images from National Parks UM Borders and Backgrounds set.


Fussy cut the shapes to add to the cover.


The quote, stamped in India ink as well, came from the same set. Layer with canvas panel and additional papers from the collection.




It is always so much fun and rewarding to make a journal or album from scratch. Hope you will give it a try!

Next up on the hop is Debby's Masculine Inspirations in Paper Crafts Blog!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Technique Challenge Mini Album

I created this little mini for the June Technique challenge hosted by Anne Marie over at the Club Scrap Blog.



I used papers and fibers from Club Scrap's National Parks and Trees kits. I created the moose paper clip embellishment along with others for Club Scrap's Blog. Check out the details HERE.

Hope you will give this mini a try.  Wouldn't it make a great little gift for Dad too?


Friday, June 12, 2015

Freebie Friday: Club Scrap June Card Sketch Challenge

Club Scrap's forum is full of wonderful folks who host some pretty great challenges.

One of my faves is the Card Sketch Challenge

Check out Merilyn's fun hand drawn sketch and super cute card creation.

Merilyn's hand drawn sketch
Merilyn's National Parks card sample
I sat down and drew up a set of cutting instructions in Club Scrap's Assembly line / Efficient style to make creating a set of four cards a snap!


Download your set of instructions for free HERE.

Here are the cards I created using the cutting instructions and papers, embellishments and stamps from Club Scrap's National Parks kit.


I used a Martha Stewart border punch and hydrangea blossoms punch along with sticker pearls for the the flower centers from Club Scrap's Bookshelves kit.

Club Scrap® products used -
CS WOW Red Hybrid ink
CS Earth Hybrid ink
CS White Pigment ink
CS Black India ink
CS National Parks Borders and Backgrounds UM Rubber Stamp set
CS National Parks Art Nouveau UM Rubber Stamp set
CS National Parks Fiber pack

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!