Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop!  If you've jumped here from Donna's Blog you're in the right spot.
If not, head back to Club Scrap to see what Karen has created.

Transformations has a very peaceful, Zen feeling to it. It would have been perfect for my Southeast Asia photos but I'm such a go-getter that I finished that album already.  As you can see from previous posts this kit can work with just about anything. 
I fell in love the with silver paper!  Shiny metallic paper is always a distraction for me.  I just came across a rosette thin metal die when I was cleaning out my craft room.  I had bought this to make rosettes and then realized how uncooperative they were to actually create! So, in the drawer it went.  I had heard rumors of tutorials out there to help so I searched Pinterest and got the gist. Hot glue!  That's the secret!  Anchor that dang rosette on a small circle of paper with hot glue. That bad boy isn't going anywhere!
I started out by using the 2 of Diamonds from the newest Idea Deck for a card sketch. Kinda played a little with the dimensions and papers because I wanted all my cards to have dark brown bases. I even created a few Christmas cards to kick off my holiday card season.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, wood buttons, silver corner wraps. Want to Scrap tear drop pearls colored with Copics.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps. Want to Scrap tear drop pearls.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, resin gem, jewels and stamp.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, resin gem and jewel strip. Basic Grey rub-on.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon, jewels and stamps.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, resin gem and jewels. American Craft rub-on.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers and brads. American Craft rub-on. Metal flower fell off my shift ;-)

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, jewel strip, ribbon and stamps.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and cards.  
Please continue on to see what wonderful creations Tricia has for you over at The Efficient Crafter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Seattle Transformations Sketch

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge!
Our challenge this month was to use the layout card provided with our Transformation kit.
What was really weird was as I was cleaning out some craft supplies I found some 1" perforated square sheets that used to come with our 12 years ago!  So I changed up the cutting directions a bit to use the sheets.  It allowed me to stamp an image, ink and then separate the image. Don't drop any of the squares...putting this shell back together was worse than a puzzle!
What I loved about this kit is that even though it had a Zen feel to it, the colors worked well with my photos from Seattle. I did add some red and blue to the kit to go with the die cut title I had on hand.
Supplies: Club Scrap paper, ribbon, stamps, tags and buttons. Cricut ocean dies, Northwest Memories title, Paper House wine buttons.

Please visit the other artists blogs to see how they've used this sketch or the card sketch to create a masterpiece.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Bleach is not just for cleaning!

September's Technique challenge is stamping with bleach.  I was a little nervous about how much I was going to screw this up and just reek havoc with my carpet and/or clothes.  I managed ok.  I actually really enjoyed this technique minus the smell.  Got a little carried away and started edging with bleach and cutting out images...stopped myself when it came to splatter.  I didn't want to push my luck.  I found the green cardstock bleached the best from the Transformations kit.

You can see the original post with instructions at Club Scrap.
Here I used the coin stamp, cut out the centers and punched the coins.
PS. I'm improving with my craft knife :)

 The small block stamp was stamped with bleach multiple times to create a background.

 The Ginkgo leaf turned out to be my favorite stamp when using the bleach. I loved how the small details emerged.

Thanks Marya for the wonderful tutorial!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Transformations Greetings

I think this might have been the fastest I've ever completed a set of Greetings to Go. The Transformation kit is a knock out with the muted colors and serene images. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these different folding cards!
I kept to the original designs of many of the cards but added my own touch.  I used an assortment of embossing folders and stamps for backgrounds to add interest.  You can see Club Scraps versions of the same cards here.
These three cards were entered into the Tool Challenge.  We were to use our craft knife...which really isn't my strong point.  But I did manage to get three cards completed and keep all my fingers.  The 3rd card was actually supposed to be an Aspen tree from the stencil but I accidentally cut off the other tree limbs and it looked like bamboo afterwards ;)

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon and brad.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, film reel stencil and stamps. K&Co. fern.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers and rubber stamp.  Aspen stencil.
The next set I just loved the multiple folds, layers and interaction. All the pieces are pre printed, just follow the cutting lines.  
Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon and buttons.  Bamboo background stamp from Impression Obsession

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps.
 Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon, wood buttons and stamps.
Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps. Cuttlebug embossing folder.
This set of four required a little bit of thought and straight lines to adhere and open properly but well worth the effort! I did enter a few into the Never Before Used Stamp Challenge. which was to include border stamps. 
Supplies: Club Scrap papers, buttons and stamps. Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers, ribbon, charm and stamps. Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Supplies: Club Scrap papers and stamps.

Supplies: Club Scrap papers and stamps. CS Seaside stamps added.
Well...there are a few more ideas I have for this kit so keep a watch for updates!
Sorry about the resolution, an editing mishap on my part.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paper Smooches Anything Goes

It's Anything Goes over at Paper Smooches.  I just happened to buy their "HOPE" collection the other day at It's All About the Scrapbook store in Dixon. So...while playing with my new "Transformations" stamps from Club Scrap I thought how wonderful these go together.  The rock stack is becoming my favorite.  I'm still experimenting with the stencil so look for a combination soon.
Here I used the Greetings to Go, buttons, fabric and unmounted rubber stamps from Transformations. I first stamped the rocks with a combination of two inks. Stamped the same image on a post-it and cut out to use as a mask.  Place it over the rocks and stamp the bamboo background over it. I then stamped the quotes on the rocks.
Supplies: Club Scrap papers, stamps, buttons and fabric. Paper Smooches courage quote. K&Co. flower.

Thanksgiving Turkey

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