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Have a Nice Birthday

This month's Past & Present challenge for Club Scrap is to complete projects, cards or layouts using supplies from Passage of Time (01/2001), Time and Space (12/2004) or  Lock and Key (10/2013).  I chose Lock & Key because it combines well with this month's Steamworks collection. I even had the gold embossed key die cut out on my desk.  It was just meant to be.
Club Scrap papers, tag, die cut, small ribbon and sequins. American Craft wide ribbon. Nuvo drops.
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Hello Fusion

Fusion Card's recent challenge found me using new and old products.  I found a stack of Gelli plate tags I created last year that match perfectly with the card bases I had out on my desk. At the last scrapbook expo I came across this mini alphabet die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and haven't had a chance to use it yet.  The letters fit perfectly on the ribbon. Club Scrap papers. Gelli plate. Acrylic paints. Elizabeth Craft Design dies. Bo Bunny pearls.

You Are So Loved

Don't you just love free stuff?! Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs offers a free digital template every month. Sometimes I just don't have the creative mojo to complete a layout from scratch.  In this case, I don't have the knowledge on how to make this layout from scratch :0 Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs template. Club Scrap papers. Sahine Designs label. Fayette Designs Clusters. DaniMoy paint splatters. 

Totally Chic

This month's Idea Deck challenge is to use the 9 of diamonds from any of the 5 idea decks.  I thought the cards with the strips looked intriguing. I liked that I could stamp and mask a quote or use random words within a category. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Close to My Heart stamps. Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Club Scrap papers. Cuttlebug embossing folder. EK Success wine bottle. Queen & Co. pearls. Hampton Arts stamps.  All items Club Scrap. This sketch and cutting instructions makes 5 cards.

February Stencil Technique

Happy Monday! February's technique challenge over at Club Scrap demonstrates how to brush on ink when using your stencils. I've been hearing about this interesting ink application but haven't gotten around to it. I love the softness the brushes create. 1. Using a Dollar Tree make up brush apply white ink to the panel using a  stencil.
2. Carefully remove stencil and dust a metallic Pan Pastel directly to the inked area. 3. Buff away excess powder with a dry cloth.
I saved this "Special You" silver tag from a birthday gift I received.  I stamped this "Crazy" quote on a panel and was really too lazy to heat set the white ink so I dusted silver Pan Pastel on the stamped image and buffed it. I was surprised and thankful it didn't smear and set instantly. If you'd like to join us in the linky party for a Club Scrap gift certificate, please add your stencil creation at the bottom of the Club Scrap blog post. Have a fabulous day!

The Best Use of Life

February's card sketch challenge over at the Club Scrap Chat group is a fun one that allows the artist to be creative with the large left sided image.  Many of the artists have chosen to substitute the circle for a heart in honor of Valentine's Day.  Spray mist inks onto background with the stencil in place. Carefully remove stencil to reveal background. Want to learn how to make this bow that makes mailing these beauties easier? Check out Tricia's video here. Club Scrap papers, stencil, border, sequins and stamp.  Nuvo drops. American Craft ribbon.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Also known as Single Awareness Day :) I thought I'd share some of my favorite Valentine's blog creations.Valentines Day 2017 Wood U Be Mine  Mirror Image Stamping Happy Together From the Heart Have a beautiful day!