Saturday, January 13, 2018

Project Use It Challenge - Club Scrap

I assembled and decorated the Mini Magazine Holder from the Club Stamp September 2009 Adobe Kit for the Project Use It challenge over at Club Scrap.

This project came in several "flavors" and I had purchased this Cyprus (Sept. 2008) version. I just love this color palette!

I chose to decorate the front panels with flowers punched from coordinating Cyprus papers, brads, and delicate blue ribbon from the Deluxe kit's embellishment pack.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies -
EK Success Retro 5 petal punch
Fiskars Daisy pointed petal punch
Sizzix Die Tattered Florals
Recollections small Daisy punch
Ranger Glitz Stickles Teal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018 Technique Challenge - Club Scrap

Karen is hosting this month's Technique Challenge Linky Party over at the Club Scrap Blog.

She challenged us to create artwork featuring Color Blocking. Visit her post for all the details.

Here is how I achieved this look.

Run a 3.75x5" piece of mixed media paper through an embossing machine with a Darice folder.

Rub a white crayon along the raised edges of the embossed panel.

Sprinkle the panel with Color Burst Pigment Powders in Fuschia, Lime Green and Ultramarine Blue. Note: To create the color blocked effect, sprinkle the three colors in separate areas of the panel. Some overlap will occur.

Mist the panel generously with water to activate the powders.

Set the panel aside to dry completely.

Gather supplies from Club Scrap's Surprise collection. Layer the color blocked panel onto a 4x5.25" Green mat and add both to the front of a 4.25x5.5 folder white card base.

A cutapart from the Deluxe kit makes the perfect sentiment layered with scraps of Blue, Pink and Green from the collection. Adhere the Surprise Fabric Covered Buttons with CS® Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator.

I had experimented with the crayon resist technique with some plain white paper and unfortunately due to the absorbent nature of this card stock the pigments ran quite a bit. That didn't stop me from creating another card with the panel. I simply inked over the raised edges with a Permanent Jet Black Ink Pad , trimmed each colored section, and adhered to the front of the card to create the same blocking effect.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Club Scrap A Night at the Met Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap December Blog Hop featuring A Night at the Met Collection. If you have arrived from the Club Scrap 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. Have you created artwork with this collection? Please share it through the Linky Party found at the bottom of Karen's post.

This collection was the perfect theme to pair with my daughter's photos from the Nutcracker in 2013 and 14. The gym teacher, Mrs. Novero, had been putting together these performances for years at the Wing Elementary School. Boys and girls grades 3rd-8th could be a part of the production. Mrs. Novero included everyone. She would hand make many items and collect donations of costumes and decorations. She worked tirelessly, volunteering her own time, to make this show come to life for our Wing School community each year.

I browsed through many of Club Scrap's online Scrap Rap Magazines to find the perfect little project to showcase these photos. I found the Back-to-Back in a Snap Album on page 4 of the 2011 Tilescapes Scrap Rap. Such a quick and fun little album.

I decorated the inside pages with a variety of A Night at the Met Unmounted Rubber Stamps and musical notes from the stencil in Club Scrap Amethyst, Onyx, and Ocean Hybrid Inks.

Next up is Tricia's Efficient Crafter Blog!

Thanks so much for joining me today and wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 2017 Monthly Layout Challenge - Club Scrap

I created this layout for the 12/17 – Monthly Layout Challenge on the Club Scrap Forum.

I followed the sketch from the Member exclusive, A Night at the Met Layout Idea Recipe Card. I worked with the A Night at the Met Digital Kit which you can purchase in the Club Scrap Digital store. I added a title with the alphas from the Celebrate digital kit.

The photos were taken during my neice Meghan's beautiful Nutcracker performance. It was breathtaking!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Club Scrap Scandinavian Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap 2017 Holiday Blog Hop featuring artwork from the Scandinavian Holiday collection. If you have arrived from the Club Scrap 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.

Have you created artwork with this collection? Please share it via the Linky Party found at the bottom of Karen's post.

The Scandinavia Lite Sparkle Dots add just the right touch to the stamped trees and beneath the sentiment.
Stamp the trees trio from the Scandinavian Holiday Jumbo Unmounted Stamps onto White paper with Spruce, Ocean, and Leaf Club Scrap Hybrid Inks.

Create texture on the green panels with a Darice Basketweave embossing folder.

I love how the layered sentiment and tree trio attach the top front and bottom panels together to form one cohesive card front. Find more of this unique card design at Club Scrap.

See the actual wreath design that inspired this card HERE.
Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn how to create the Plaid Background and Pizza Box Wreath.

Next up on the hop is Tricia at her Efficient Crafter blog!


Plaid Technique tutorial - 

Choose a line image (Club Scrap Weathered Florals UM) and stamp onto White paper with Distress Oxide Inks (Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint).

Draw in red lines with a fine tipped Sharpie marker and 2x8 Acrylic Ruler.

Spritz the paper lightly with water and dry with a heat tool.

Pizza Box Wreath tutorial - 

Die cut two large circles from Club Scrap Pizza Box cardboard. Align the small circle die onto the previously cut cardboard circles and die cut the smaller circles to create holes.

Apply Club Scrap's Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator onto the inside of one of the circles. Lay the other circle onto the glue and adhere.

Wrap the cardboard wreath with Scandinavia Fiber pack Green chiffon ribbon.

Secure the ribbon on the back of the wreath with a piece of clear tape.

Die cut Berry small poinsettias with the Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die and White and Green holly and branches with the Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Holiday Greens.

Shape and ink the edges to add depth and dimenstion to the floral elements. Adhere green mat enamel dot stickers from the Sweet Tooth Collection to the centers of each flower. Tie a Scandinavian Holiday red ribbon into a bow. Adhere the bow and floral elements to the wreath with hot glue.

Attach to the front of the card with Bookbinding Glue.

Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday season!

This year's card created with the Scandinavian Holiday Hybrid Printable Collection

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Club Scrap Trattoria Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap November Blog Hop featuring the Trattoria Collection. 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.

I chose to create a double page scrapbooking layout with Club Scrap's Trattoria downloadable layout card (membership exclusive).

The layout design left ample room for the addition of my handmade pie embellishments and cutaparts from the Trattoria Deluxe kit. Be sure to visit this blog post for details on creating the Paper Pumpkin Pie slices.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on how to create the stenciled letter title.

Up next on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!


Stenciled Letter Title

Trace the Lowercase Alpha Stencils (3pk) onto the Trattoria papers backwards with a pencil. This will ensure that you won't see any pencil lines when the letters have been removed from the paper.

Remove the inside of any of the letters with a craft knife and cutting mat.

Cut along any straight letter edges with the craft knife.

Finish trimming out the letters with a pair of small detail scissors.

Adhere each letter to the layout with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator.

Embellish with the Trattoria Mini Bows.

Let's take one more look at the finished layouts.

Thanks so much for joining me today!