Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Deal Winter Mini Album

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Big Deal Collection blog hop! 

This Big Deal collection is great for all types of pictures.  I made an album using the Club Scrap concertina book project and added my winter family pictures to it.  The beautiful papers, cut aparts and great colors made the decoration simple.  I used the digital kit to mat my pictures and printed some additional embellishments like the face cards.

I have been playing with a lot of fun techniques and I was able to incorporate several into this book.
Here is a close up of my round Gelli plate printing using Big Deal stamps and the an embossed metal plate antiqued with Distress Paint from Tim Holtz.
Here are some die cut hexagons made with Gelatos and gesso using the Big Deal Stencil using the technique found here from Darlenes Designs.

I hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration from the blog hop this month.  Your next stop is with Janet and Dishing with Janet or you can return to Club Scrap Creates for the full list. 

Until next time,
Happy Creating,


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Queen for a Day Card

This Saturday I saw the latest Retrosketch #102.  Today I was working with the Club Scrap Big Deal collection and this idea came to me.  You can see the entries for sketch #102 here.   In addition this will be an entry for Club Scrap’s Winter Boot Camp Week 1.

Club Scrap ALBC Entry Week 1 Big Deal Card:
Challenge element: Dry Embossed metal sheet, color with Distress Paint in aged mahogany (technique from Tim Holtz January 2014 Tag)
Stamps, paper, and ribbon: CS Big Deal Collection
Embossing folder: Tim Holtz Playing Cards 
Ink: CS India Ink, distressed Ink black soot
Embellishments: Glossy accents

In addition here is a sneak peak of my project for the Club Scrap Big Deal Blog Hop on February 29th. Come back then to see the full project. 

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine with A Twist

I wanted more of a challenge so I’m entering a post on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog.  I’ve been a long time follower and today will post my first entry.  The challenge is to create a project with white, pink and red, but without hearts.  To see the other entries go here.  In addition this will be an entry for Club Scrap’s Winter Boot Camp Week 1. For more information please see the tab for Boot Camp above.

Club Scrap ALBC Entry 4:
Challenge element: Metallic Gelato Background on textured paper, charm and copper embossing
Stamps: CS Aspen and Retreat 2013,
Embossing: copper and clear, 
Ink and Water coloring:  Distress Ink,
Papers:  CS Spring Wow textured print and Red Solid, watercolor paper 
Embellishments: CS ribbon, Tim Holtz Charm, Petaloo Flowers

CS ALBC Week 1 - Entry 3

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Club Scrap Assembly Line Boot Camp 
Week 1:  Metallics .... Continued

Welcome to Club Scrap’s Winter Boot Camp and my entries for week 1.  The challenge for week 1 is to use Metallic paper, embellishments, inks, paints, etc. in your cards, pages, or projects. For more information see the page on Boot Camp

Week 1, Entry 3: A project
Challenge element: Stenciling in metallic paint pen
It is a small spiral bound notebook I made for my son who loves evergreen.  I just got a Zutter bind-it-all and needed a practice piece. 
Stamps: CS Full Circle, CS Navajo; Ink: Hybrid Evergreen
Papers:  Green HOP    Embellishments: CS ribbon

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Club Scrap ALBC - Week 1: Metallics

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Club Scrap Assembly Line Boot Camp**
Week 1:  Metallics

Welcome to Club Scrap’s Winter Boot Camp and my entries for week 1.  The challenge for week 1 is to use Metallic paper, embellishments, inks, paints, etc. in your cards, pages, or projects.

** Assembly Line Book Camp (ALBC) = eight weeks filled with challenges to help you get more done.  Every entry on the Club Scrap Creates blog earns:
·         Money for Operation WriteHome (OWH) donated by Club Scrap
·         An entry in Club Scrap  prize drawings
It is a great reason to scrapbook, make projects, and cards with encouragement from friends on Club Scrap forums. You can join in here; it is no pressure, just fun. 

Entries 1 and 2:
These are Birthday cards made using a stamped Bokeh technique from Julie at CS Creates.  I then totally “CASEd” the wonderful card made by Marya using this technique. My metallic elements are the blue and green banners using the CS Graffiti metallic paper.  Papers: CS graffiti & misc kits, Stamps: CS Tribal collection, Inks: CS neon ink (love them).  The card's greeting alternates between right and left sides.  Inside is a pocket for gift card tokens.  


Happy Crafting,

Sunday, February 2, 2014

OWH Card Bowl Enties

Today I am working on cards for Operation Write Home's Card Bowl.  The challenge is to make three masculine cards for OWH using three different challenges this weekend.  

(1) Masculine Ode to the teams! - this card shows my support for the Seahawks by using there colors.  Growing up in Seattle I can hardly support any other team.  

(2) OWH sketch challenge #210 - Here is a card using similar supplies to the Seahawks card, but adding brads per the sketch. Again this uses the Club Scrap Graffiti Collection.
These cards uses supplies from the Club Scrap Graffiti collection.  The blue and green paper is a wonderful metallic finish paper. The card is a Z-fold where the right edge is on the inside.  The chalk look is using white embossing power and a white Prima fluid chalk inker.

(3) ODBD color challenge brown - Here is a card in brown and burgundy based on Retrosketches #100.  

(4) And I made an extra for the Retrosketches #100 challenge

For this card I used papers from the Prima Marketing All Star paper pack; stamps from Stampin' Up and Club Scrap; and Club Stamp Fibers.

These cards along with many others I make will go to OWH.  I hope you will join me in supporting OWH. They collect hand made cards (blank inside) to send to our soldiers, so they can keep in touch with their loved ones.

Happy Crafting,