Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop

Hello! I'm so glad you popped in to see what I made for this month's blog hop. If you didn't get here from the Linky party you will want to go here to see all links for the projects that the staff and design team have done and to see all the links to other blogs that are part of this blog hop.

When I received the Celebrate kit it screamed cards at me. So I decided to see how many cards I could make from a whole kit. I have to admit that it really wasn't a full kit since I made up 2 pages that were my favorite out of the ALSB instructions to use for photos.

As of Thursday, January 21 I wasn't sure that I was going to get them all done to show you. At that date I had 13 done and enough paper to make at least that many more. The kit makes a lot of cards! Most of these are normal sized cards since it is easier to get envelopes for them and you get 2 cards out of an 8.5 x 11 inch paper. I know I could make my own envelopes and I have, but usually I don't have time to do that. By Saturday evening I had 15 cards and still lots of paper left. As of Monday evening I had 20 cards done. I haven't been able to stand very long the past couple of weeks because of a bum knee so I won't be able to turn all the paper into cards like I planned. I think I have enough paper to make 4 more cards. While I've been working on these, this past week I have also been getting ready to visit my oldest daughter and family. Being gone for a week means preparing meals ahead of time for the family at home.

Hopefully you'll make it through the long post. I guess I wasn't thinking about just how many cards the Deluxe kit can make.

Everything used on the cards came in the kit except for the rhinestones, silver star Dazzles, star die-cuts, eyelets, thin teal ribbon and ink which came from my stash.

The first set I used backgrounds that I made playing with my new Color Bursts that I picked up from Club Scrap's store. I over stamped with some of the kit stamps in Club Scrap's Ash, Tangerine and Carnation hybrid inks on some and also with gelatos. The die cuts used on the cards came in the deluxe kit. Some of the sayings are stamped.




For these two cards I pulled out old Sizzix dies to decorate the cards. On the left card underneath the stars is some of the awesome glitter paper that came in the kit. The right hand card I cut the cupcake out of 4 papers and pieced it together so that I ended up with a fancy cupcake. And of course I used star stickers too.

This next cards are ones that I made using random die-cuts, pieces of leftover paper and ribbon from the kit. And of course the random things I mentioned above from my stash.








This next few cards were made from tutorials that I found on Splitcoaststampers. This first one was for a Christmas card. I thought it would make a darling birthday card. And it was also super easy to make.


The next card is a Double Z-Fold card. The papers in the kit worked really well with this card.



This Concertina Fold card also worked great with the papers.

This Die Cut Swing card was more difficult to make, but I was determined to figure it out! I ended up using one of the plain white papers in the kit (lovely surface for stamping) to make my own designer paper. I used the flourishes and circle stamps in different colors for the inside paper.



Thank you again for coming and looking! Hope you enjoyed all the cards.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Apology

I'm sorry. I had plans to start posting more and then my knee decided to give me problems. Since my computer is in the basement along with my crafting area I haven't been able to get down there often. Wednesday you will want to come back since I will have a big post on what I have been able to work on. I can stand better than sit so I've been at my craft table working on the Celebrate kit from Club Scrap.

See you then!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Life is a Celebration

I love this picture of my granddaughter. She reminds me so much of her mommy. I used Club Scrap's newest kit Celebrate to do this layout and a template by M & M Designs.