Friday, December 27, 2013

Aspen Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's December Blog Hop! So glad you stopped by. If you jumped into the middle of the blog hop, make sure you stop at Club Scrap Creates to get the whole list of bloggers. You won't want to miss any of the great projects using this month's kit Aspen.

I wasn't really sure what I was going to do this month with the kit. It really speaks cards to me. When I found that Silhouette had a sale on their Cameo die cutting machine earlier this month I couldn't pass it up. So instead of making cards I played around with the papers from Aspen on my new Cameo. So much fun!

I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of the first part of this process. I discovered some important things after I cut out my verse... such as make sure you put adhesive on the back of the paper before cutting. Gluing small pieces is not fun.

So, first I decided which colors for which parts of the verse I wanted to use. I used the light blue and dark green for this part. The background paper is the lightly patterned white paper. On the background paper I printed in light grey the whole verse so that I knew where to adhere it. I then cut the verse out in sections from the colored paper.

After it was cut out it only a matter of gluing the pieces down. I then matted it on the dark green paper and then on the cream color paper. I mounted the whole thing on black foam board.

To finish it off I cut 1/4-inch strips from the leaf patterned paper, mitered the corners and glued them down on the edges.

Out of the same sheet of leaf paper I cut out a few leaves to place on the edges. I didn't put any kind of a hanger on this since I wanted to be able to prop it up on a shelf.
Thanks for looking! Your next stop on your way is Shona's blog!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cash Envelope Book

I thought I would share something  I have been wanting to make for a long time and finally got around to doing it. My husband and I like to use the cash envelope system for bills. I have seen bound envelopes but being who I am I hate buying something that I could make instead. So I pulled out some Wild Saffron paper by K & Company that I have left over from years ago set about making it. I used the handy dandy Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to make the envelopes. I then used my Bind-It-All to bind the envelopes and covers together. The first picture shows the envelopes and covers before binding.

This picture shows one of the envelopes. I didn't want anything bulky so I used tags to label the envelopes. I used a punch along the flap of the envelope to decorate it.

And here is a picture of the front cover. Because I was trying to keep it from bulking up, I didn't used anything to seal the envelopes and so I used a ribbon to hold the booklet together. I used a 3/4 inch wire which is holding 12 envelopes and 2 covers made from book board and paper.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lock & Key Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Lock & Key Blog hop. So glad you could join us! There are lots of amazing projects so if you didn't start at the beginning you might want to go to Club Scrap Creates. There is a list of all the bloggers.

I've done a book again for this hop. The papers, to me, wanted to be in a book just like Bookshelves. I didn't do a stitch bound book like Bookshelves but used my Bind-It-All like I did for my planner. Papers, fibers, sequin embellishments and stamps are from the Lock & Key kit. Beads are from various kits.

I started out choosing which papers were going to be inside pages and which paper would be best for the cover. I then inked up the edges and stamped images on the pages.

Next I punched the holes with the Bind-It-All and bound the pages and covers together.

There was some luscious hand made paper this month so I used it and some lovely copper lace for the cover.

The next 3 images are of the inside pages. I decorated some of them with the cut-outs that came in the embellishment side.

And the finished book.

Thank you for looking! Your next stop on the way is Shona's blog at Shona Scraps.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tricia at Club Scrap Creates did a post on making a set of Sympathy cards. I loved how they turned out. She challenged us to make a set of our own using our choice of paper and stamps. I ended up using the same stamps, but I pulled out some of my most favorite papers. They're from the Autumn Splendor kit that came out in 2004. The first card I used an embossing folder from Sizzix with a gold metalic gelato to highlight the leaves. The 3rd card uses a Cricut embossing folder. I did not clip the paper to make it look like a ribbon on this card since I used a leaf embossing folder that just fit on this strip of paper. The photo doesn't show it very well. The leaf stamp on the second card is from Autumn Splendor. That stamp looked as though I hadn't ever used it. Amazing! I love my leaf stamps and use them all the time.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Welcome to Club Scrap's Take Wing Blog Hop! If you started here, you might want to go to Club Scrap Creates so that you don't miss out on any of the wonderful projects being shared.

I'm in need of cards again so I decided to take an ALCM (Assembly Line CardMaking) that was done up for the Navajo kit in January 2012. The instructions call for the paper from a Club Stamp kit which is 12 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock. Since I get the senior kit I picked through my papers for the ones that I thought would work best with the instructions and trimmed them down. The first picture shows the paper all cut out. I mostly used the stamps from the unmounted sheet of stamps that come as a side in the senior kit. However I did use a stamp from last months Tribal kit and a stamp from the October 2012 Peacock kit. I also used some leftover gems from the Spring Chorus kit. This was a fun kit to play with. Lots of lovely colors and designs.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my cards. Your next stop on the way is Debby.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Here is a digital layout I did using a template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Very Favorite Collection from the August 2013 Scrap Stacks pack and You are My Sunshine scrap kit by Jady Day Studio at Sweet Shoppe. Kit also in the August 2013 Scrap Stacks pack.

Friday, August 30, 2013

A new layout I did of my oldest grand daughter. I used another template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. This time from Fuss Free: Very Favorite set found in August's Scrap Stack pack. For the papers and embellishments I used the kit Hey Girl by Tracy Martin Designs found in the same pack as the templates. Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Club Scrap Tribal Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Tribal Blog Hop! If you've come from Anne's blog then you're in the right place. If you didn't come from there then you will want to go Club Scrap Creates blog and start at the beginning. You won't want to miss any of the great projects.

Since school is about to start and I used to home school and my hubby is a teacher my year runs from September through August. So I need a new planner for the coming year. I can never seem to find one that is functional and pretty and has what I want in it. So I decided to use the awesome Tribal kit to make one. I had 8" x 8" book boards already cut so I decided that was the size I would make the book. This month I got the Senior kit with the embellishment side. I have been getting stamps forever as my side but thought since my stamp shelves were getting pretty full that I would see if I could get by without any stamps. The cutouts, fibers and misc. embellishments worked great for the book. The other supplies I used was my computer and printer to print up my planner sheets and calendars. For the calendars, I found in my Club Scrap digi supplies a calendar kit that I purchased in 2008. It had a stamp for each month. I went in and erased the dates and redated the calendar using Typewriter font. I also used the Weekly Chronicles rubber stamp set for stamping the months on the dividers and a corner punch.

Ok, lets get started. First, I printed up my calendars and planner pages and trimmed them to measure 7 3/4" x 7 1/2". I then went through my stack of papers and decided which order I wanted them. I then cut the dividers into 7 3/4" squares. 

Using my grid ruler and craft knife I trimmed the edge of the dividers so that I could see 3 months at a time. I then inked up the edges with Club Scrap Earth ink and stamped the months with Club Scrap India ink.

After the stamping was done I decorated the plain paper dividers which were every other month using the tags and brads that came in the embellishment side and using the leftover paper for mats and strips. I didn't want to use too many dimensional embellishments since that would create difficulties in closing the book and storing it.

This next picture shows the calendars that I used. I like to have my calendars on white paper with blank areas to put notes... usually phone numbers that I need to keep.

The next 2 pictures are the inside and outside of the back cover.

This is the front cover all ready to go. I didn't get a picture of the inside of the front, but I used a gorgeous printed red paper.

Everything is now ready for punching with the Bind-It-All.

All put together.

A close up of the fibers and beads used on the binding.

And the finished product. I can hardly wait for September to come and start using it. The planner is already sitting on my counter.

Thank you for coming! I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is Shona's blog.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Do make sure you come back on Wednesday for Club Scrap's Tribal Blog Hop! As always, there will be lots of lovely projects to check out.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thought I would pop in and say I haven't dropped down the deep dark hole of summer. I'm still here, just been busy with canning and everything that has to do with gardens and storing up for the winter. I thought I would share a new digital layout that I did this week of my oldest grand daughter. I used a kit by Kay Miller Designs called Easy Breezy. The template I used is by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; one of her Wishi Washi templates.

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to come back on the 28th for Club Scrap's Blog Hop. I'll be sharing a project that I've been working on.

Monday, August 5, 2013

I've been enjoying doing digital layouts again. I would love to be able to catch up on my Project 365 layouts... but for now I'm just playing with various kits that I have. I'm sharing another digital page. This time I'm using a kit by Natali Designs called Summer Morning. Another layout of my youngest grand daughter. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Digital Layout

I have a new digital layout for you today of my youngest grand daughter. I used another blended template by Studio Rosey Posey and her Columbine kit. I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome to Club Scrap's Wisteria Blog Hop! So glad you're here. If you came from Anne's blog great! If not please go to Club Scrap Creates blog and start at the beginning. You don't want to miss any of the amazing projects.

I decided to do something different this month from what I usually share. When this kit came, I loved the purples and especially the flowers. I have always wanted Wisteria growing on my front porch. Unfortunately, the home I live in doesn't have a front porch, but maybe some day it will be growing over my back patio. I have some blank canvas that I've been wanting to do something with. This kit made me think of my mom. So I decided to include a picture of my mom on the canvas.

I pulled out a bunch of Twinkling H2O's that matched the kit and I painted some random stripes.

I then tore out the Wisteria from the top of one of the papers in the senior kit and glued it down to the top of the canvas. I didn't get a picture but I then took white acrylic paint and painted lightly over the top of the paper and canvas. I then stamped some Wisteria on the canvas using Gelato's. Those didn't show up as well but it added some more texture and depth.

I picked up a new toy a few months ago. Martha Stewart crafts have a kewl cutter that cuts doilies. So I had to cut out a couple of doilies from more paper in the kit. I also cut out part of the fence design that was on the same paper as the Wisteria in the previous picture.

I stamped the As long as we have memories stamp on another scrap of paper that the Wisteria and the fence piece came from, tore and inked the edges and mounted it with foam squares. My mom's picture was matted on a piece of celery green paper and dark purple paper. The butterfly was a pink one that I had in my stash that I sprayed with Lilac Glimmer Mists. The cream colored flower is a Prima, but the other two flowers were made up from flowers that came in the Wisteria kit. I then tied a green organza ribbon and a purple ribbon together along the bottom, hanging a flower charm and stamped tag from my stash.

I love how it turned out and it is now hanging in my sewing area next to a canvas that I had done using my dad's picture. Thanks for looking! Your next stop in the blog hop is Jen's blog.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Club Scrap's Wisteria Blog Hop! There will be lots of amazing projects shared.

Friday, June 14, 2013

new layout

A couple of things... Don't forget to check out Club Scrap's Hopes blog hop on June 26. I'm having to skip this one since we're on vacation during that time and I won't have access to the internet. The kit is gorgeous and you'll want to see all the wonderful projects made with it. Also, I'm swamped with graduation stuff. After this weekend it will all be over, but then I have tons to do to get ready to be gone for 2 weeks. All to say that I won't be posting anything until after the 4th of July. Have a wonderful rest of the month and July 4th holiday!

The layout I'm sharing today is made using the So Beachy kit from Scrap Orchard. I picked it up on sale during iNSD weekend. It was in the Fruit Salad pickings. I picked up the templates by Fiddle-Dee-Dee, elements, word bits and paper by Createwings, word art and papers by Bella Gypsy, paper by SuziQ Scraps, and mini kits by Ziggle Designs and Tracie Stroud.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome to the May Cape Cod Blog Hop! If you came here from Anne's blog you're on the right track. If not, you might want to start at Club Scrap Creates blog where the complete list of bloggers is located.

This kit is a wonderfully versatile kit. With yummy red, white & blue colors with a splash of grey it can be used for light houses, beach pictures, patriotic layouts/cards, etc. I have a card and a layout to share with you today. You can pick it up here.

The card highlights the stencil that came in the kit. I started out with the white printed card stock. I then stenciled CS WOW Red and CS Sapphire blue inks. It made a nice grid. The edges were distressed with the Tonic paper distresser tool. Then CS Ash ink was brushed onto the edges. After all was dry I painted white acrylic paint in the center. The sentiment was stamped after the paint dried. The light house was stamped on a white piece of card stock, colored/painted with water color pencils and then cut out and attached with foam squares for some dimension. The red striped ribbon came in the embellishment side of the kit.

The layout was done using the Cape Cod digital kit and a blended template by Studio Rosey Posey. I love how my pictures of the Pacific Ocean beach goes with Cape Cod!

Thank you again for joining me. Hope you like my projects! Your next stop is Jen's blog.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mother's Day Basket

I just had to take this picture of the basket I received from my family for Mother's Day and turn it into a layout. I used the free May Blog template from Scrap Orchard by Scrapping with Liz and paired it with the Endearing kit by Studio Rosey Posey. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New layout

I did a little digital layout today. I was browsing through my pictures and found these of my youngest grand daughter. I used a kit by Studio Rosey Posey called As Long As You Love Me. I love her art backgrounds. I also used one of her blended templates. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I have not been able to play since the last blog hop. I was hoping to make the rest of my art paper into cards, but it just hasn't happened. With the end of the year stuff with school, a senior graduating and piano recitals I don't think I will have much time to play. This was a card I did yesterday however. I was playing with a new stencil that I got from Club Scrap. Their WOW Spring (weekend of workshops) kit came at the beginning of the month and I needed to play with the stamps and the stencil that work together. Love the flowers! I stamped the flowers first with Club Scrap's India Ink and then stenciled the large flower & leaf with several ink colors. I colored the half flowers with Copic markers (that my kids gave me for Christmas this past year). The background was colored with gelatos. The gems came from Club Scrap's Spring Chorus kit. All the paper is from Club Scrap. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

iNSD Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! If you didn't come here from Anne Marie's blog, please click the blog hop button on the left or here to start at the beginning. You don't want to miss any of the blogs and the wonderful projects being shared.

I've been playing this week with paints, stencils, ink and gesso. I started out with a blank sheet of dark blue card stock from Club Scrap's Spring Chorus kit. I painted a layer of gesso and then layered stencils with ink, Twinkling H2O's, and acrylic paint. This first picture shows what I painted. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the canvas before I cut it up.

This next picture is the first card that I've made with the canvas. I used white acrylic paint underneath the sentiment stamp. As it was drying I realized that it picked up some of the color from the water colors (Twinkling H2O's). I was pretty happy with the background. The picture doesn't show how shimmery it is from the Twinkling H2O's.

Thanks for coming! Your next stop along the way is Jen.