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!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paradise NBUS Challenge card -- Club Scrap

I am playing along with the NBUS challenge over at the Club Scrap Forum.

Hostess Pam Butler challenged us to choose a Club Scrap snarky/pun stamp that has never been used before.

I also combined this challenge with two other Club Scrap Challenges.  Roni's Technique challenge and Loree's Tool challenge.

I chose a funny little sentiment from the Paradise collection. Paired it with a Sizzix Alterations Bubbles embossing folder


Club Scrap Paradise papers, stamps, and embellishments.
Sizzix Alterations Folder Bubbles and Waves set
Loew-Cornell Watercolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Paradise Technique Challenge Card -- Club Scrap

Roni Johnson is hosting the Technique Challenge on the Club Scrap Blog this month.

Stamping On the Edge creates a unique border on a greeting card.

I chose to do the technique, but put a bit of a twist on it. Instead of leaving the stamped image as the edge of the card, I added the cut segment separated by another piece of colored paper.

Emboss Resist stamped images:

Stamp the floral image on mixed media paper in Versamark embossing ink.

Sprinkle the image with clear embossing powder and heat to melt.

Apply Distress Oxide inks over the embossed image creating a resist.

Spritz the image with water and dry.

Thanks for stopping by!


Club Scrap Paradise collection - stamps, paper and embellishments.
Sizzix embossing folder - Dotted Squares set
Distress Oxide inks - Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Idea Deck / Card Sketch Challenges -- Club Scrap

I chose to combine Club Scrap's May Card Sketch and Idea Deck challenges into one. All the products included in these cards are from the Adirondacks collection.

Adirondacks Card 1:

Idea Deck Challenge hostess Pam Butler, chose the Four of Spades for us to follow. In the ALCM (Assembly Line Card Making) Idea Deck Vol. One, I noticed there was a similarity between these cards and this month's Card Sketch created by Annette Dragon.

I did take the liberty of changing the squares and cutting them into circles with my Creative Memories Circle cutters. I also added a blue circle layer to coordinate with my fiber and paper flower embellishments.

Adirondacks Card 2:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created this double page layout for the May Monthly Layout Challenge at Club Scrap.

These layouts feature artwork from the May 2017 Club Scrap Adirondacks Digital Kit.

I love how these fall photos, from a walk my husband and I took last fall, work beautifully with the color palette and sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Club Scrap April Blog Hop featuring the Cherry Blossoms kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains 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.

During a recent mixed media workshop I attended, we were given a Idea-ology Framed Panel to work with in our project. We only utilized the frame and the back, made of wood, was too nice to throw away. I decided to create this mixed media project with the sturdy board as the foundation.

For detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog.


Mixed Media Art Instructions:

Cover the wood with white Gesso. Add layers of homemade texture paste to create depth and dimension with a palette knife. Find the recipe for the paste HERE.

Stencil Club Scrap May 2010 Blossom flowers onto two opposite corners of the board with Distress Worn Lipstick Crackle paint.

Once the crackle paint is dry, create a wash combining Ken Oliver's Color Burst Liquid Metals in Amethyst and Rose, water and Gesso.

Spread liberally over the entire board.

Tone down the purple color with a Gesso wash.

Dry with a heat tool. Focus heat tool on certain areas of the piece to create a blistered texture.

Apply homemade texture paste with a palette knife in random areas.

Allow to dry and apply Club Scrap Ash Hybrid ink to the edges of board with an Ink Applicator.

Attach 4x6"photo onto 4.5x6.5 Gray and 4.25x6.25 Cherry layered mats. Adhere punched Silver paper borders to the back of the matted photo and attach to the board with Bookbinding Glue.

Distress the edges of a Cherry Blossoms digital hybrid art panel and color edges with Ash ink. Adhere onto the board with Foam Adhesive Circles.

Stamp the Jumbo UM sentiment in Versamark embossing ink onto a Purple panel. Sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat set to melt. Distress the edges in the same manner as the hybrid panel.

Add paper flowers, Cherry Blossoms fiber and Bronze Coin embellishments to complete the piece.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

Friday, April 21, 2017

April NBUS Challenge and Water Mark Frame Technique -- Club Scrap

I created a second card featuring Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique, and thanks to a happy accident, I also came up with another fun technique I like to call the Water Mark Frame. Visit my blog post HERE to see my first card using her technique.

Today's card features Club Scrap's 2014 Dungarees collection including a sentiment and image from the Greetings UM stamp set.

I created several panels using Gina's technique, and when I went to use the panels this morning, I noticed a large water mark in the upper right hand corner. Well, this wasn't going to look very good, so I decided to add more water marks around the focal image, and the Water mark Frame technique was born!

To create this panel, scribble several colors (Lt. Blue, Navy, and Brown) of Aquarelle Brush Markers onto acetate. Mist heavily with water and press white paper onto the colors. Allow to dry completely.

Stamp the image and sentiment over the panel and embellish with red Aquarelle marker and 2 tiny red brads.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 2017 NBUS Challenge -- Club Scrap

An article of clothing is the theme of the April NBUS (never before used stamp/stencil) challenge hosted by Pam Butler at the Club Scrap Forum.

I chose to feature the bowler hat, collage, and sentiment images from the London Calling Jumbo UM stamp set.

The background was created using Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique.

For my background, I chose three colors of Distress Oxides, applied the Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Cracked Pistachio directly to the acetate, spritzed with water and lay my white paper face down in the colors. I dried the paper with a craft iron on cotton/linen setting.

For the bowler hat, I chose to color it with watercolor pencils. I was able to get some nice shading with the browns and fuschia pencils.

The card base is 5.5x8.5 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Pink paper scored horizontally at 4.25".

The embellishments were from various Club Scrap collections.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Layout Card Cherry Blossoms -- Club Scrap

For each monthly kit, Club Scrap's Tricia Morris, designs detailed cutting instructions to create a two page scrapbooking layout. This is one of the perks that come with a Club Scrap membership. Not a member? Join HERE!

Here is a layout created with the April Cherry Blossoms Deluxe Kit and the layout card instructions.
I also added a small cutapart from the Digital kit and a title created with Sotheby's Charcoal Thickers from the Cape Cod kit.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Idea Deck Challenge -- Club Scrap

The Club Scrap forum has a wonderful array of challenges posted at the beginning of each month.

Recently added Past and Present Challenge 4/7/17

The Idea Deck challenge features a different card from the deck, chosen at random by hostess Pam Butler, and this month was the Seven of Hearts. We can use any of the five decks published by Club Scrap. Be sure to click the link for all the rules and details of this challenge.

I chose to create a layout with Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Vol. 1. I picked papers and embellishments from the Boardwalk Deluxe kit and printed some items from the Digital Kit as well.

Small Daisy Flower Punch - Recollections

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

Each month Loree Karan challenges us to use several pieces of criteria when creating layouts for this challenge. Visit the Club Scrap Forum for details!

I chose to create layouts with the April 2017 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms digital collection.

Shannon and I took a walk in Sandwich a few weekends ago and the swans on Shawme Pond were lovely.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Card Sketch Challenge -- Club Scrap

Happy April!

Over on the Club Scrap forum, this is my favorite day of the month, the first! Why you ask, because this is the day all of the monthly challenges are announced!

The card sketch is always one of my favorites, and here is this month's sketch created by Roni Johnson.

I was lucky enough to get a look at the sketch early, so I sat right down and created this card with Club Scrap's Delft collection. I also used a sentiment stamp from Club Scrap's Retreat 2016 Stamped Bouquet UM set. The Recollections Daisy small and medium punched flowers work nicely with this collection. I dry embossed the Dk. Blue paper using a Darice Damask folder from the Club Scrap Tin Tiles special edition collection.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the challenge forum at Club Scrap for lots of monthly challenge offerings.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Emerging Corners Technique Cards

A friend on Facebook posted a link to this fun and unique stamping technique video by Melanie M.

As soon as I finished watching the video, I knew I had to try it.

I inked the stamp with a combo of Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. Once the images were stamped, I spritzed the paper with a bit of water to activate the inks.

The smaller stamped panel was created after I misted the already used stamp with water and impressed it onto the panel twice. This created a second and third generation of the stamped image.

I used only Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink for the Wild Rose oval stamped image below.
The Dk. Purple paper was dry embossed in a folder and then inked with the same Distress Oxide ink to color the raised pattern. The panel was then misted with water prior to card assembly.

Supplies Used:
Club Scrap Garden Shed, Wild Rose, Stamped Bouquet and Stamping Star UM Rubber stamps
Distress Oxide inks - Wilted Violet, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber
Lt. Blue paper from stash
Club Scrap Dk. Purple paper
Club Scrap Dahlia washi tape goodie
Club Scrap Darice Tin Tiles embossing folder goodie

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap March Blog Hop featuring the Delft kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains 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 chose to create a mini album with gorgeous papers and goodies from the Club Scrap Delft Deluxe kit.

Each signature is scored and nested one on top of the other. They are then attached to the spine with Bookbinding Glue. I die cut the Lt. Blue photo mat with a Sizzix Mixed Media 2 Thinlit and layered it with the Dk. Blue panel. I love how this die matches this kit perfectly!

I adorned the outside of the album with paper flowers.

The spine paper is stamped with the broken tile and crackle images from the Delft Jumbo UM set in Fossilized Amber and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. Lightly misting the images with water activates the inks to oxidize and makes the images pop!

Scroll to the end of the blog for details on how this project came together.

Up next on the hop is Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog.


Delft Mini Album Instructions -


Two 5x7" book board covers
One 1.5x7" book board spine
Two 5x8.5" Yellow cover papers
One 3.75x8.5" royal blue (from stash) stamped spine paper
One 6.5x12" Yellow inside cover paper
One 6.75x11" Dk. Blue Print signature
One 6.75x10.5" Lt. Blue Print signature
One 6.75x10" Yellow Print signature
Two 4.25x6.25" White Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Dk. Blue Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Lt. Blue Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Dk. Blue Plain photo mats
Two 4x6" Lt. Blue Plain photo mats (die cut)
One 4x6" Lite kit cutapart
One 4.25x6.25" Lt. Blue Plain photo mat
Paper flowers created with scrap papers from Delft Deluxe Kit.


Attach book board pieces to cover and spine papers with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue leaving a 1/4" gutter between the covers and the spine.

Mitre the corners with scissors being careful to leave a 1/8" space between the book board corners and each cut.

Wrap the outside cover and adhere with Bookbinding Glue.

Attach the inside cover paper with Bookbinding Glue.

Score the 6.75x11" Dk. Blue Print at 4.75 and 6.25".

Score the 6.75x10.5" Lt. Blue Print at 4.75 and 5.75".

Score the 6.75x10" Yellow Print at 4.75 and 5.25".

Run a bead of Bookbinding Glue down the back of the Yellow Print inside the .5" scored area.

Adhere the Yellow signature inside the Lt. Blue signature with the score lines centered.

Repeat for the Lt. Blue signature onto the Dk. Blue signature.

Finally, attach the signatures onto the inside of the spine.

Attach the Print photo mats to the Plain sides of each signature with alternating colored papers.

Die cut the Lt. Blue Plain photo mats and layer with Dk. Blue mats.

Attach the intricately die cut Lt. Blue paper with a Needle-tipped Applicator filled with Bookbinding Glue.

Decorate the outside cover with paper flowers and the layered cutapart.

Add silver glitter glue to centers of each flower.

Attach the flowers to the cover with hot glue and add a ribbon bow for added embellishment.
Let's take another look at the finished album.

Thanks again for stopping by!