Friday, March 24, 2017

A Digital Touch

Did you know that Club Scrap offered hybrid digital kits to supplement their regular monthly kits?  Well they do and this month the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge was to use some of these digital elements on a project for March.  

You all know how digitally challenged I am....even I was able to use them without any trouble.  Why?  Because you don't actually have to make a digital layout to use these kits.  You can copy, paste and resize to your needs (I do this in MSword) then print them out to incorporate into your paper projects!  How cool is that??


And this is what I made! I am so tickled with how it turned out...the guys wore beautiful blue vests and ties at the wedding which matched this month's kit perfectly.


I printed out a couple different styles of border strips along with an enlarged sentiment that fit the photos perfectly.  These guys were joking around the whole day so it made for some fun and goofy pics.



Club Scrap Supplies:
Delft Kit Papers, Embellishments, Digital Kit Elements
Club Scrap Sapphire Ink

Other: 
Blue Mini Brads

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring!

I hope you all are enjoying the first day of Spring (for those of you living in the northern hemisphere).  I think I have finally turned the corner on this darn flu!!  I feel pretty good and I'm not even doped up on meds so I take that as a good sign. I finally got to do some dishes and laundry so I feel better about that and I've opened up the house to get rid of all the stale "sick" air and maybe at least some of the smell of Vicks ;)  LOL!!

Today I have a little card I made for St. Pat's but it certainly helps welcome in Spring as well....


This was an experimental card and I am so thrilled with how it turned out.  I applied a layer of Gold Creative Medium over the celtic knot stencil (Club Scrap).  I sprinkled gold and verdigris embossing powders over the wet CM and then began to melt the powders with a heat tool.  I wish you could feel it, it has got an amazing texture and dimension.  Just think of all the fun combinations you could create by varying the colors of Creative Medium and embossing powders.  When I feel a bit better I'm going to do some more experimenting but for now...hope you all have a wonderful day!



Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope you all are having a lovely day!

Here's a bit o'green to help you along...









 

 and a piece of cake...

Green Ombre Layer Cake covered in Green Sprinkles


Monday, March 13, 2017

So Sick

Hi All...I'm still here - just very sick right now.  Dh and I went to an auction last weekend (found lots of great stuff) but unfortunately someone must have had a really nasty bug. I started feeling unwell on Tuesday and we've both been really sick since Wednesday.  I am SOOOOOOOO ready to be over this. :(  I promise to get back at it as soon as I feel better...right now it's all I can do to apply mounting adhesive on the back of some new stamps.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Birthday Fun!

This month at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps the card challenge is all about birthdays!!  Here are a few cards I've made just for that occasion....










Hope you join us for the challenge!!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Greenery!

Greenery is the color of the month at Imagine!

I don't think I have to tell you how much I love green... it's my 2nd favorite color right behind blue.  I was so excited when I found out this was going to be the color we got to play with this month as Imagine has soooooo many cool green products to offer.



Love Grows Here by Roni Johnson

When you hear the word greenery, what comes to mind? The smell of freshly mown grass, the refreshing rain storm and an oasis filled with plants, flowers, and succulents? This was my inspiration for March and how I imagined my greenery card. The succulents were both stamped using the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor which was misted with Sheer Shimmer Spritz prior to stamping on white cardstock and trimmed. The background was made by stamping the succulent using New Sprout Memento Dye Ink. The panel was then spritzed with New Sprout Fireworks! Spray.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • ClubScrap.com – succulent, sentiment stamps
  • Cardstock – white, green
  • Sequins
  • Adhesive
Be sure to check out the 
for more inspiring GREEN projects!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Alpha Stencil Fun...

Welcome Welcome!!

Each month the Club Scrap Artist Team is challenged to create a project using a specific technique, theme or product. This month the team was challenged to use a really fun set of Alphabet Stencils!


I had such fun using them creating these cards using the Succulents kit.


These stencils are really cool because of their large size. 
They work so well for making cards and scrapbook pages.


Hello love....  Stamped & fussy cut my succulents, Fireworks! shimmery dye ink spray on the background and "Hello" inked using 3 different colors of green Memento Dye Inks.


Mr. Gnome wishing you a Happy Birthday. I inked the HB and stamped the sentiment on the background paper then fussy cut Mr. Gnome & all of the succulents.  You can't really tell from the photo but everything was mounted using various layers of foam tape so it's very dimensional.  A much more fun card IRL.


And Thanks for always being there.  I realized that I had the thanks stamp after the card was finished and stamped it over top the stenciled thanks...I love how it turned out.  Looks like I planned it that way huh- LOL!!


I am planning on making a couple wedding LO's soon using them as well.
I can't wait to share them with you all.

The next stop on the hop is...


and if you get lost along the way,
the complete list can be found here:


Supplies:

Club Scrap Stencils
Be sure to take advantage of the 50% off sale going on NOW!!!






Imagine:

Memento Dye Inks
Fireworks! Spray
VersaFine Inks
Sponge Daubers


Friday, February 24, 2017

Hen to Lily

I know...look at the title and What the Heck????

Have you ever looked at a stamp and thought - OMG - that looks like a ______!  Well I had one of those moments earlier this month when I was stamping a card using one of the hen stamps from Club Scrap's Succulent kit.  

I was working on a card and I messed up the image because I had inky fingers...(turned out I saved it by just cutting it out instead of using as is).  But as I was looking at it I realized it looked just like a water lily - at least it did to me anyway.  Well, I pulled out a few supplies and started playing and check it out....


I played around with my gelatos & watercolor crayons.
The crayons worked much better.


With a few defining watercolor strokes


the lilies came to life!
I added a bit of water and.....





What do you think?
Waterlilies right?



Supplies:


Club Scrap - Cardstock, Stamps
Lyra - Watercolor Crayons
Watercolor Brush


Thursday, February 23, 2017

2017 Texture Calendar - August

August in Indiana is hot...really hot - usually we get into the 90's and even 100's with 80-100% humidity. I live in an area where there are many lakes, creeks and ponds and you can usually find people enjoying the water on these hot summer days.  The texture technique I have for you today fits in with that theme VERY well! 


Parched Pigments is a fun technique using some very simple ingredients...glue and a pigment powder of your choosing.  Depending on the colors you can make this look like water (as I did today), lava, molten chocolate, etc.  Have fun, experiment and enjoy!


Start off by spreading glue over the page.


Sprinkle one or more powder pigments over the glue.


I used a Turquoise, Iridescent Blue and Silver.


Pounce the glue/powder about to spread the powders around.


Now heat!

This will take a while and it does stink but the results are worth it.  Can you see the giant bubble I'm getting?  That's what you want...basically you're cooking all of the water out of the glue really fast so you're going to have lots of giant bubbles which form a sort of glue skin.  I normally work from one side to the other but whatever works for you.


When all of the white glue is gone - the skin will look translucent.
Let it cool a minute or so and then you can push the skin around or leave it as is.


I pushed mine around a bit to make it look like waves in the water.


And then you need to let it dry/cure.  I leave mine set overnight just to make sure it is set good.


Add the calendar and you're set!


I was actually testing some glues and I had to show you this example I made. It was created on a "messy tag" (tag made when I pick up excess medium from my craft mat) using a purple and blue iridescent powders.  LOVE how it turned out with the pink (from the tag) showing through.

Have fun!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Blog Hop

Welcome Friends to the Succulents Club Scrap Blog Hop!!

This month's kit (see the full kit in the supply list) Succulents has been so much fun to work with that I have almost used it up completely!!!  That's saying something because there is so much included in the kit.

Sticking with my resolution for this year of making a wedding album for the kids I have completed not one but TWO, 2 page scrapbook layouts!  I am so pleased with how they turned out...


Crazy

This lo features Morgan and her sister Maddie getting their hair done the morning of the wedding.  They went to Morgan's stylist that she's been going to for quite some time which was nice because they were all having so much fun together.  That is why I chose the little sentiment strip - "I love people I can be crazy with."


The large photo has a hidden burlap tag that can be pulled out for journaling.



Beautiful

This lo features various pics of Morgan being helped into her dress by her Mom and Grandma.  I left room for her to journal on both pages.





I hope you have enjoyed my creations!
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Supplies:


http://www.clubscrapshop.com/succulents.aspx