Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Earth's Best

I seriously went through my stash of borders and cutaparts this last weekend.  The weather was rainy and chilly.  A perfect crafting weekend with a mimosa here and there :-)  My goal is to use up all of my Greetings to Go collections and all those border strips I have laying around. I have to admit.  I made a pretty good dent.  I can't wait to share all of the creations with you.
This card was created for the Sunday Stamps Sketch #146.  I filled in the coffee cup with Nuvo drops to add dimension.

Club Scrap papers, tag, border strip and ribbon. Nuvo crystal drops. Queen & Co. pearls. Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fun and Fancy Folds

This month's technique challenge is to use some fun and fancy folds in your projects.  I have to be honest...I didn't get real creative in coming up with a fun fold.  I used the card designs in the Succulent's Greetings to Go collection. I simply followed the instructions.  I couldn't help it.  They were sitting out on my desk when the challenge was presented. Think smarter not harder ;-)
Score and fold the 4x8" card base horizontally at 5”. Score the 2x8” cardstock
horizontally at 2⅛ and 6⅜” and fold the flaps inward. Line up the  long scored strip to the bottom edge of the card base and adhere. Use a panel on the inside to hide the seems. Fold all flaps inward.
Club Scrap stencils and paper. Gelli prints. Martha Stewart bow and punch. Queen & Co. pearls.

Club Scrap papers, ribbon and tags. Darice embossing folder.

Club Scrap papers and tag. Nuvo drops.

Club Scrap papers, tag and stamps. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Martha Stewart punch. 
Now it’s YOUR turn! Be sure to share a photo of your finished project and link it up at the bottom of the Club Scrap post  for a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Queen of Diamonds

I cannot stop raving about my Idea Decks from Club Scrap!  These gems are paramount in my crafting process. It doesn't matter if I'm creating layouts or cards, they take all the guess work out of cutting and design. Really, the hardest part for creating these cards below was deciding what papers to use!
This month's Idea Deck Challenge is to use the Queen of Diamonds from any deck. I believe these are from Idea Deck #5. The sketch creates 4 cards.  I used papers, ribbons and tags from Succulents. You may also notice that each card uses three tiny embellishments of pearls, Nuvo drops or gems. This weeks PSL (Pro Scrapbookers League) challenge is to use three of a kind on your layouts, cards or projects.

Of all five decks only one still remains for sale. Get it quick!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Succulents Digital

Succulents are all the rage right now. Until this last two months, California had been in a drought and everyone was changing their landscape to succulents.  Sadly to say, I could probably not keep these alive if I was responsible for the gardening :)

I absolutely love the colors of this new Succulents digital collection by Club Scrap. When I got a sneak preview of this kit I snapped some quick photos of my mom's succulents she has planted in an old suitcase.  The whole grouping is just adorable! I never really paid attention to the beautiful pinks mixed in with the greens until I saw the prints for this kit.  I do love me so me pink!  This layout was created using the February sketch provided with the Succulents paper collection and entered into the Monthly Layout Challenge.
All digital products by Club Scrap.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Love One Another

Creative with Stamps is hosting a Valentine Challenge this month.  I thought this would be a perfect time to use a love quote from the "Written Hearts" stamp set created by my fellow Club Scrap Artist Team mate, Lilian.

Club Scrap papers, large flower stamps and dots. Sonshine Stamp Co. sentiment. American Crafts fiber. Sizzix heart dies.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

From the Heart Part II

Happy Valentine's Day!
Here's the last of the From the Heart window cards. 
I am in love with the larger stamps from the Succulents collection and couldn't wait to use them. 

Club Scrap papers, stamps and dots. American Crafts ribbon.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge

Early in the month I created gelli prints in bulk and thought I'd share the process again.  It's been awhile since I dusted off the gelli plates.  I love having a stash on hand for a backgrounds. These can take a card from drab to WOW instantly.
This first card was created for this week's Fusion Card Challenge.

Club Scrap paper and stencil. Dazzles gold stickers. Darice embossing folder. Spellbinders die sentiment. Elizabeth Craft Designs Circle die.
But I didn't stop there...Here's the process and more:
Add acrylic paint to your gelli plate with a brayer.  
I mixed colors to get my color choice.
Add a stencil on top of paint and gelli plate.
Add paper on top of stencil and rub backside of paper to get a good coverage.
Remove paper.
Pull stencil off gelli plate and add another panel to pick up the remaining paint.
Rub paper against gelli plate.
Repeat the process on the same panel until you like the results.
Here's a sampling of some of my prints.
Now what to do with those panels?  Keep your creations simple.
You've already done the hard part!