Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap National Parks Blog Hop! You've reached the second stop after Club Scrap but please continue through to the end to see what all the talented bloggers have in store for you.

OK...at least once year I  proclaim "This is my favorite kit of ALL time!" However, "THIS IS MY FAVORITE KIT OF ALL TIME!" :)  Many of you know that I love to vacation.  It's right up there on my to-do list with drinking wine.  I squealed with delight when National Parks showed up on my doorstep.


When we travel I like to collect maps, ticket stubs, patches and local currency.  Sometimes they make it into the scrapbook and sometimes the colors don't work well with my photos. I was thinking shadow box frames for tickets and such, but they were all so very boring and plain.  I could totally make one, I said to myself.  

I sort of winged this project. It's a twist on the Stationer's Box retreat project from 2013.  


I used a 12x12 printed sheet from the National Parks Collection, scored it at 1" and 2" on all four sides and cut out a square center piece for the window.


Next I cut out tabs (according to the instructions for the box project) to make folding the score lines easier in creating the "lid".  I also cut out a slot on the top to be able to add my memorabilia.

  
I then printed out a quote from London Calling Digital Kit onto acetate to create my window pane. 



To create the back part of my box I painted chipboard black and adhered them with Bookbinding Glue to an 8x8 piece of chipboard covered in the same print as the lid. I only did two sides and the bottom, leaving the top open to add items through the slit I created in the lid.


I then adhered the lid to the base with bookbinding glue.  I LOVE IT!


Now to fill it up.


Hope you enjoyed this fun project.  It's now sitting on my desk in my studio.  I give it a shake every once in awhile to see what other goodies are hidden.

Please continue on to see what Roni has created at Ink Stains.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

National Parks Greetings to Go

National Parks just might be my favorite kit OF ALL TIME!
I had a blast creating the cards from the Greetings To Go option that I receive with the kit. I had to buy ALL the stamps that go with this kit. I'm hoping a Yellowstone trip is on our near future.
I even got a few challenges done for the Club Scrap Forum.
5x7 greeting cards with panels and tags that come with the kit.
Sizzix wood grain embossing folder.
Beige burlap included with the fiber additions.




4.25 x 5.5 greeting cards with panels and tags included.
Martha Stewart leaf punch. Sizzix embossing folder. Pan Pastels used to color background stamps.




3.5 x 5 greeting cards with panels, ribbons and leaves included.
Pan Pastels used to color Zion stamp,




This camper is my favorite! Pattern found on Pinterest.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Closet Make Over

It's complete! I love my new closet organization!  Redoing the closet let me sort through things I haven't actually seen in years!  I was able to donated BAGS of stuff! I needed to downsize, I have so much crafting supplies that I didn't even know what I had anymore!

Before

 I swapped out the grid selves for the white shelves and drawers.  Michael's had these for 50% off and I like the clean look.

 After
Pinterest has some great ideas for organization!  I have deep corners in this closet that are hard to get too.  I bought several tension rods and set them at different heights for all the ribbon spools on one side. I used a curtain tie back to hold all my bags.  I'm a bag-junkie, a girls can't have too many bags!


I then added all my washi tape to the dowel and have it going across the closet. 

Love my new closet!  Now that I know what I have...time to start crafting!

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