Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Cold Doesn't Bother Me

I am having a blast here in Vancouver, Canada! It's cold and snowy...just the way I like it!  It snowed like crazy while we were out seeing the sights of this beautiful city.  So what a better way to show case some awesome photos than with the new Shade of Winter digital collection by Club Scrap.  They had me at "winter" :)
 
Club Scrap digital papers, stamps, ribbons. Kimla Designs branch. NBK designs word strips. Fiddle Dee Dee templates. Gennifer Bursett glitter style.
 
 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Wedding Clipboard

I have been having so much fun creating these collage art pieces!  I first learned about these collage clipboards at the Club Scrap Retreat and now I'm an addict. I love being able to use up all my little embellishments and more importantly the bulky ones. I bought several of the pre-lined pages and created Christmas calendar gifts with them.
 
This clipboard collage is the one straight out of retreat. I used our wedding photo on this one. This one is for me :)

Club Scrap papers, ribbon, tags, leaf and charms, washi tape. 7 Gypsies word strips.
 
I'll share more with you but keep in mind I placed a digital tag over the photo to keep it a surprise from the lucky recipients.
 
Club Scrap papers, ribbon tags, charms, leaf, flower and bottle caps. Buttons from clothing. Docrafts calendars. 7 Gypsies word strips.
Club Scrap Hops & Barley collection. (No longer available)
Little clothes pins added to hang notes or other photos.
 
 
Club Scrap paper, wood embellishments, shells, stamps, vials and charms. Hobby Lobby driftwood. Memory Box flower die. Docrafts calendars.
Club Scrap Beaches Collection. (Paper no longer available)
I'm going to fill the little vials with sand.
Wooden oars stamped.
 
I've got several more to complete on the horizon that I would love to share with you.
But for now, I'm enjoying the cold, snowy weather of Canada!
 
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Wreath Shaker

Happy December!

I had one last challenge to fulfill for November and finally did it with a day or two to spare. I just couldn't find the right NBUS (Never Been Used Stamp) to create a wreath. I finally found a sprig from Aromatherapy that I wanted to work with. However, after stamping it, I really wasn't happy with the inside so I used a circle punch for the center.  Then I had the wild idea to create a shaker box using Christmas colored sequins. I've never created a shaker box card before and this will probably be my one and only. I had those little sequins everywhere before I got them contained.  

 Club Scrap papers and stamp. Queen&Co. Washi tape.
Challenges: NBUS
 
As you read this posting, I'm hoping to be on the road heading somewhere. Not sure where, no plans written in concrete. We're heading north and see how far we get. ROAD TRIP!  You might catch a few glimpses of our travels or some digital artwork here.  I'm leaving the paper behind!
 
 
 
    

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Paradise Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop. Join us on the hop to see what this gifted group of ladies have created using this beautiful collection.  If you've arrived here from the very talented Tina's blog you're in the right spot. If not, make sure you start at the beginning to see what Karen has created for you.

A few days back I shared with you my recent handmade paper gifts. Well I didn't stop with the flowers. I wanted to create some tinted papers as well. I added some orange papers to the blender when creating the pulp.  Giving me these beautiful ivory papers with flecks of orange.


I stamped the top of each page to personalize it. Scored and folded in half.




I originally was going to make each envelope but these beautiful ivory satiny envelopes arrived from Club Scrap a few days before.
 
So...where's the Paradise collection part come in? Right here! It's all about presentation!
 
 
I created this based on the Sunflower Notecard Holder after seeing it in person at the Scrapbook Expo. I did things a bit different than the posted instructions but the form is the same. I just love that adorable little stamp pocket inside!
 
 
Thank you for joining us on this Paradise Blog Hop.
Please continue on to see what the amazing Donna has crafted for you!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Paradise Greetings to Go

I love experimenting with new shapes and folds of cards. Included in Paradise's Greetings to Go collection are these cards with open space attaching the bottom portion to the top portion with a tag of sorts. It's fun to have a little peak at the inside panel where you have the option of a greeting or additional images.
 
Club Scrap papers, tag and ribbon. Recollections feather.  

Club Scrap papers, ribbon, tag and floral sequins. 
Club Scrap stamps and paper. Gelatos and colored pencils. Impression Obsession background stamp. American Craft ribbon.
 
Don't be afraid to jump out of your comfort zone. It's fun to see what you can come up with.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Paradise ALSB Cards

I'm joining in on the ALSB challenge at Club Scrap using the six of Clubs from Card Deck Vol. II. Here I created four cards from one 12x12 and one 8.5x11 sheet of paper. I love that the Idea Decks give you cutting instructions and sketches to help get the creative juices flowing.
 
I cut according to the instructions and stamped the larger panels.
I then just started adding some fun embellishments, tags and ribbon.




So I screwed up the cutting instructions and had to wing this last one. (This explains the odd ball pink card).
 


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Thyme Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Christmas Thyme Blog Hop. I'm so excited to be sharing my project for this special holiday collection. If you've arrived here from the very talented Tina you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning, please head over to Club Scrap to see what they have created for you.
 
  
My beloved Christmas planner has run it's course. It's well loved and lasted 11 years!  This paper was from a different Club Scrap holiday collections many years ago!
 
 
I decided to go with a different style of planner after finding these black envelopes at my local stamp store and just completing the Literature Pocket Planner.
 
 
Here's a Club Scrap video to help guide you through the process.
I was super excited to use my Tricia Morris designed Piercing Cradle purchased at Club Scrap Retreat.
 
This cradle allows for precise piercing of folded pages.
Multiples at a time. I didn't want to push my luck and did 3 at a time.
This gave me perfectly placed holes on the fold lines in half the time. 
 
 
Pierce all scored pages and envelopes according to the directions.
 
 
I added decorative ribbon to the binding prior to stitching.
 
 
Once all pages are stitched I used my grid ruler to add lines to the ivory pages. This will allow me to create lists.
 

The pockets and secured envelopes allow for stamps, address labels and receipts.
 


 
 
I love my new Christmas planner!


Thank you for joining us on this special Christmas Thyme Blog Hop!
Please continue to the amazing Roni to see what she's crafted for you.