Friday, June 15, 2018

Nail Polish Marbling

I love learning new crafting techniques.  This month's Club Scrap technique challenge took me by surprise.  The steps are so easy resulting in spectacular marbling art panels.  All you need is nail polish, water and a container. You can see detailed instructions on the Club Scrap blog

1. Fill a small container with water. I used a Dollar Tree plastic sandwich container. 
2. Add drops of nail polish.  I actually just poured in colors of my favorite Packer nail polish.
3. Swirl with a bamboo skewer. 
4. Submerge an art panel in the water and paint.
5. Remove panel with tweezers and set aside to dry.

Here's the fabulous panels.  I kept the card designs simple to show off the marbling. 

Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamp. EK Success punch.
Spellbinders die
Recollections tags, American Craft twine. Nuvo crystal drops. Club Scrap stamp.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. 
Club Scrap papers, stamp and white doily. Cuttlebug black doily. 
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Nuvo crystal drops. 
Would you like a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate? Create a marbled background add them to pages, cards or projects. Simply link up your artwork by June 30. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

You're the Bomb

Paper Smooches is hosting a color challenge for the month of June. I love color challenges! It makes card making so much easier for me when the colors are already selected. I just have to worry about design. Hello...Pinterest.
Paper Smooches banner die and sentiment stamp. Spellbinder die. Cuttlebug embossing folders. Club Scrap papers and background stamp. Gelato splatters.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Midnight Snacks

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is hosting a "Yummy Challenge". The most difficult part of this challenge was trying to find which snarky sentiment I wanted to use.  I have so many food related stamps that would fit!
Club Scrap papers and stamps. Paper Smooches wine stamp and die. American Crafts ribbon. Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fireworks of the Soul

Club Scrap released their June's collection and it's a beauty! I absolutely LOVE the fun hybrid papers and digital stamps of Firecracker.  I created this layout using June's Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design's monthly free template.

Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs template. Club Scrap digital papers, stamps and stars. Kristin Aagard doily. Karen Funk photo wrap.

Club Scrap Firecracker digital hybrid collection.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Azores

I'm finally starting to get back to normal after being overseas for a month.  I just had all my photos printed up and can't wait to start paper scrapping! In the mean time I've been doing some digital scrapbooking. 
This layout consists of mostly Lavender Fields digital papers and embellishments. I used May's bonus layout sketch (member perk) from Club Scrap as my template.
After eight days at sea, our first sight of land was the Azores. A spectacular place with volcanic craters, lakes and caldrons.
All elements by Club Scrap.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wreath Building

Club Scrap's technique challenge for May is to build wreaths from your stamps or stencils. I probably practiced this wreath about a dozen times.  My wreaths kept looking like someone ran over it.  :)  I know there are technical ways to stamp a wreath but I wanted to free hand it, no stamp positioner or Misti.
I created this wreath with a fern stamp from Club Scrap's Spring Chorus.  I stamped it three times in a "circle" and stamped it again to fill in the empty areas.
Club Scrap papers and stamps. Nuvo drops. American Craft twine.

Club Scrap fern stamp

Monday, April 16, 2018

It's a Plaid, Plaid World

I need a way to organize my documents and goodies collected for our upcoming trip to Ireland, Iceland and London. I love to keep wine labels as mementos.  For this trip, I'm hoping to try different beers and whiskeys. I see lots of labels in my future.

The Memento Holder is a past retreat project.  I created this new one with large black envelopes and the It's a Plaid Plaid World paper collection. The organizer has tons of pockets for ticket stubs and pages for photos and labels.



Nail Polish Marbling

I love learning new crafting techniques.  This month's Club Scrap technique challenge took me by surprise.  The steps are so easy resu...