Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Welcome to the Lock & Key Blog Hop!

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Welcome to my stop along Club Scrap's Lock & Key Blog Hop! So happy that you have decided to join us again this month. If you arrived here from Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right spot, if not, you might want to hop back over there to see what Karen has created for the hop! 

This month I have chosen to create a paper flower necklace. I loved the look of the papers (some of my favorite color combos) and the wonderful metal key embellishments. 

Here are the steps I took in creating my necklace.

Find chain and jump rings at the local craft store that coordinate with the metal key embellishments. Bottle cap charms will be hot glued onto the backs of the paper flowers and then attached to the necklace by jump rings.
Choose papers from the kit to use when die cutting my flowers.
Use extra jump rings to attach the small key embellishment so that it dangles down past the bottle caps. Make sure the bottle caps are evenly spaced on the necklace and provide ample spacing for the paper flowers.
Die cut many colors and sizes from the Lock & Key cardstock for your paper flowers. Use Sizzix dies from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals line. A brad holds the flowers together. Hot glue the paper flowers to the bottle caps.
*Note: The large size key was used to complete the necklace.
I wore the necklace to a parent group meeting last week.
If you are interested in more details on how I make my paper flowers be sure to check out THIS BLOG POST!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Up next on your hop is RONI at INK STAINS BLOG

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lock & Key Layout

Tiare hosted another fun Scrapbooking PJ party last night at iClassygirl on Spreecast.  What fun!

I donned my favorite Club Scrap pjs and got busy creating right along with Tiare. I also used Club Scrap's Lock & Key papers and embellishments with the addition of my favorite Pattern Basics Neutral paper.

Here is the layout I created. I used photos of my youngest daughter playing with her big star bubble wand. She made the most amazing bubbles that day!

I added a stamped panel to my layout using one of the images from the Lock & Key Borders and Backgrounds.
The "beautiful" sentiment is from Club Scrap's Comfort Zone kit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Faux Tim Tag!

Hi everyone!

Not sure if you are in the loop or not, but today was the first day of Tim Holtz's Online Card Class called Creative Chemistry 102. You have to be a graduate of Creative Chemistry 101 before you can move on and sign up for this class.  Check out the details HERE if you are out of the Tim Holtz loop. :)

I received an email early this morning that the online class was available and off I went to learn from the Master of Grungy and everything Inky! Fun fun fun! Tim knows his stuff and always has something new up his sleeve. If day one is a preview was it to come then I already give this weeks' classes a big Thumbs UP!

So getting back to my post. I love Club Scrap and when I recreate Tim's signature tags I always try to incorporate as many of the Club Scrap products as I can. I also know that not everyone has the time and energy to spend on making the kind of incredibly detailed and technique driven tags that Tim makes.
Here is how I made a quick Faux Tim Tag using Club Scrap's Pattern Basics paper (my secret weapon in making this tag fast).
Spread CS Book Binding Glue to the surface of your tag.
*tip- I made mine from cheap manila folders
Position Pattern Basics Neutral paper on top of  tag.
Trim away any access paper and punch the hole.
Ink around the edges of your tag using your favorite ink.
I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  
Using a Tonic paper distress tool, run along the edges of the tag to rough them up a bit.
Stamp the Lock & Key quote to a piece of Papillon glittery blue cardstock and tear the bottom edge.
Mat onto a piece of Versailles dark blue cardstock (tear bottom edge too)  and add ribbons and key embellishment thru hole in tag.
Continue stamping using the Lock & Key images to add interest to your background.
The Comfort Zone texture stamp worked great to imitate Tim's famous Spritz and Flick technique.
Using your hand instead of an acrylic block, ink the stamp in small areas and simply stamp randomly over the tag.
This tag came together very quickly because the background was already done thanks to the beautiful Pattern Basics Neutral paper.
I hope you will give this Faux Tim Tag a try.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Equestrian Cards

I created these cards using a formula provided by Tricia Morris over at the Club Scrap Creates Blog.

She is hosting a fun challenge and someone will win Blog Candy if their artwork is chosen at the end of the month.

My set is made using the Club Scrap's Equestrian kit papers along with stamps from Interior Designs, Papillon, and Cape Cod.  I also added the fun little pearls from the Bookshelves kit.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join in the challenge!