Friday, June 30, 2017

June NBUS, Technique, and Project Use It! Challenges -- Club Scrap

Just finishing up the last of my June Challenges on the Club Scrap Forum.

First up, the NBUS (never before used stuff) Challenge featuring a large stamp image from the Bright Lights, Big City collection. I paired it with the Pattern Play papers, digital kit printed sentiment and ribbon from the fiber pack.

Next, the Technique Challenge hosted by Pam Peeling at the Club Scrap Blog featured texture pastes.
I created something a bit different by stamping the Pattern Play Jumbo UM splatter stamp into the paste and then adding Color Burst powders. Stay tuned to the Club Scrap Blog next month for a detailed tutorial.

Finally, I completed the Project Use It! challenge when I completed assembly of this sweet little Mini Accordion Hinge book included in the Pattern Play Deluxe Kit.

This brings us to the end of June. I set out to complete the Ultimate Challenge and have done it!

I am really looking forward to playing all the challenges in July over at the Club Scrap Forum. See you there!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap June Blog Hop featuring the Pattern Play kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche 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.

Create fun and funky layouts with the Pattern Play Deluxe Kit paired with adorable nature photos.

Gather papers from the Deluxe kit and follow the cutting instructions from Club Scrap's Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Vol. 1 -- Jack of Diamonds.

Round the corners of the photo mats to compliment the designs found in the Pattern Play artwork. Tip: Save time by stacking the photo mats and rounding corners simultaneously with the 1/2" punch on a Corner Chomper.

Create an ombre effect on Wood Words for the title. Add Neon Green ink directly from the pad onto the words with an upward swiping motion.

Finish with the Neon Yellow ink swiping downward and overlapping the green inked area slightly to create a blended effect.

Adhere the title to the layout with Club Scrap Bookbinding glue applied with a Needle-tipped Applicator.

Gather the photos for the layouts.

Crop the photos and round the corners to match the photo mats.

Embellish with silver ribbon from the Fiber PackEnamel Dots and a stamped sentiment from the Jumbo UM set.

Let's take another look at the finished layouts.

Thanks so much for joining me today.

Up next on the hop is Roni at her Inkstains Blog!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Card Sketch Challenge -- Club Scrap

Hostess Roni Johnson created this fun sketch for the June Sketch Challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.

Be sure to visit Roni's post HERE for a set of FREE cutting instructions.

I chose to create a card with Pattern Play digital hybrid artwork left over from my Idea Deck Challenge Hybrid Cards blog post. This card came together in a snap!

Print Pattern Play digital elements onto 8.5x11" matte photo paper and cut apart with scissors or a trimmer.

Score and fold a 5.5x8.5" Pattern Play Black paper horizontally at 4.25" to form the card base. Line the card with a 4x5.25" Pattern Play Green panel. Adhere the cut apart elements to the card following Roni's sketch.

Embellish with silver ribbon from the Pattern Play Deluxe kit fiber pack.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

I created this layout featuring the Pattern Play digital kit from Club Scrap. The photos in the layout are from this past Memorial Day weekend. Our youngest daughter Shannon got her very first visit to the top of Gurnet Lighthouse! If you are interested, you can read more of this story at the end of this post.

More to the story:

My husband Greg and I were engaged over Memorial Day weekend back in 2002. On that Saturday, for the very first time, an organization called Project Gurnet & Bug Light, provided visitors to the Gurnet with an opportunity to tour the lighthouse. In all the years I have been visiting our family cottage here, we were never able to go inside the lighthouse until this day. It was so exciting. Once at the top, Greg along with my two older children, Jason and Alicia, were looking at the amazing view and Greg got down on one knee and presented me with an engagement ring!! Rink, our tour guide nearly had a heart attack he told us. Both he and organization head Dolly Bicknell were so excited for all of us.

Fast forward a few years later, on June 21, 2003, Greg and I got married in a small ceremony surrounded by our close family at the lighthouse. As a special favor, Dolly sent Rink to open up the lighthouse for us. We were able to go into the lighthouse and take wedding photos. Another truly memorable day!

In 2005 our daughter Shannon was born and finally at age 12 she was able to go inside for a tour. Also all these many years later, we were delighted to find out Dolly and Rink are still part of the Memorial Day Tour.

Such amazing memories!!