Friday, December 29, 2017

Balloons! Balloons! Balloons!

December's Technique challenge over at Club Scrap is repeat stamping.  I've been wanting to try this with my new Oxide Distress inks because they stamp somewhat translucent.  Perfect for balloons.  I love that you can still see an hint of the image behind the repeat stamping.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Gelatos splattered. Distress oxide inks. 




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Winter Wonderland

I challenged myself to use some neglected stamps and dies for winter inspired cards. The card bases and mats are from the Night at the Met Greetings to Go collection. These birch tree dies I just HAD to have and then forgot all about :)
 
For the backgrounds: splatter white acrylic paint onto the light blue mat.  Let dry. Tear strips of white cardstock and layer for a snow scene.
Club Scrap papers. Paper Smooches quote stamp. Tim Holtz snowshoe stamp.  Lawn Fawn tree die. Nuvo drops.
 
Club Scrap papers and snowman stamp. Paper Smooches sentiment. Dazzles snowflakes. Prismacolor pencils.
 Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamp. Lawn Fawn die cut. Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 
 Club Scrap papers. Tim Holtz die words, Lawn Fawn tree dies. Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
 
 These cards were created for the Paper Smooches Winter Challenge, the Club Scrap Night at the Met Linky Party and the Cupcake Inspirations North Pole Challenge. Please visit the following blogs for more inspiration.




Monday, December 25, 2017

Dear Santa, I Can Explain.

Merry Christmas!
May you be surrounded by family, friends and lots of fabulous wine this Christmas.

Club Scrap digital papers, flowers. Fiddle Dee Dee Designs template. Sahine Designs tags, snowflakes and snow styles. Red Ivy splatter. Agnes Biro tape.

Thank you Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs for the free monthly template!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sparkle & Shine Christmas

You might have gathered that I love to visit some of my local thrift shops.  You can find such great items for more than half the cost.  I like to look for things I can use in my paper crafting projects.  I came across these luscious red velvet poinsettias for $1. I pulled out the plastic center and separated the flowers layers making them easier to use.
 
I knew right away they would be a perfect match with the silver matted cards from the Night at the Met's Greeting to Go collection. I embossed the beautiful silver paper with an Echo Park embossing folder for added Christmas interest.

Club Scrap papers, ribbon. Me and My Big Ideas tag. Echo Park embossing folder. Thrift flower. 
Club Scrap papers, ribbon. Me and My Big Ideas tag. Echo Park embossing folder. Thrift flower.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Echo Park embossing folder. Dazzles stickers. Thrift flower.
Club Scrap papers. Echo Park embossing folder. Kaiser Craft stamp. Thrift flower.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Block Printing Christmas

One of the most laid back workshops at the annual Club Scrap Retreat  was the Block Printing Workshop.  We took foam sheets and cut our own images and words. We then adhered the foam pieces to book board, applied chalk paint with a brayer and "printed" our own images. I virtually copied Terri's bird and printed my own set adding a little Santa cap to make it a weirdly interesting Christmas card. I'm pretty sure only Terri is going find this amusing :)
Club Scrap papers, foam and chalk paint. Cricut Santa hat. 


Monday, December 18, 2017

Old World Christmas

I recently scored an old World Christmas kit by Club Scrap.  It became available through their Grab & Go promotions.  You have to be quick when vintage collections hit the store, they seriously can go before you even put it in your shopping cart!
 
I was delighted to see these three wise men cut aparts in the collection.  They came in handy when I had to quickly make 12 cards for hubby's work. Using the sketch from Club Scrap's November sketch challenge these cards came together rather nicely.
 
Club Scrap papers and tag. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Misc threads.




Friday, December 15, 2017

Olive You Digital

The Trattoria collection by Club Scrap brought back a ton of great memories from our trip to Italy.  The food and wine were absolutely amazing. I couldn't think of a better way to showcase these photos. 
Club Scrap papers, ribbon, tags and silverware. Karen Funk digital frames. Merkeley Designs inked edges.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Splash of Color

One of things I love about Club Scrap Retreat is the theme nights. I stalk the post man waiting for my Retreat packet to arrive so I can start searching my closet and Pinterest for something creative.  Masquerade was the theme for Friday night which just happens to be when we received this awesome Masquerade kit. I think Tracey knew ahead of time that there was pink in it...
Club Scrap papers, ribbon and washi tape. Recollections feathers.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Scandinavian Magical Christmas

We had a very magical Disneyland vacation this year.  Although I would have liked the weather to be a bit chillier, the Christmas feeling was definitely in full swing.
 
I used the Scandinavian Holidays digital kit to create this layout of my two favorite photos from the weekend. The layout design was inspired by the Idea Deck Challenge using the 6 of hearts from Idea Deck Vol. II.
 Club Scrap Scandinavian Holidays; Homemade Holidays. Sahine Designs lace flower and snow style. Kristin Aagard lights and words. Studio Flergs snowflake.

If you'd like to see more Scandinavian Holiday goodness stop by the Club Scrap Scandinavian Holiday Blog Hop


Friday, December 8, 2017

Escape Room

What a great team effort getting out of the escape room! We were able to solve all the puzzles and find the locks with two minutes to spare. Although, "wino" wasn't one of the puzzle answers it certainly was THE answer of the day.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

I'm at it again, creating tall and skinny cards with left over border strips.  When I receive a kit I usually only ALSB maybe half of the layouts and then use the rest of the collection for cards or projects. In the card below I used a border strip from Scandinavian Holidays.
Club Scrap papers, borders and ribbon. Kaisercraft stamps. Prima sequins.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Making Spirits Bright

I couldn't get enough of spackle backgrounds so I thought I'd share more with a different stencil by Echo Park.  These are very simple cards with amazing texture. You'll find you can't help running your fingers over the images. It's hard to capture on film, but I used a Wink of Stella pen over the snowflakes to make them shimmer.
 Club Scrap papers, tags and ribbon. Echo Park stencil.

Club Scrap paper and jewels. Me & My Big Ideas tag. Echo Park stencil.

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Magic of Spackle

This stencil by Echo Park is my new favorite stencil. It totally reminds me of a Christmas sweater. I'm really not very good at using ink with stencils so I used my favorite go-to medium: lightweight spackle. My husband always gets nervous when I ask him to pick me up some when he goes to the hardware store. He's seems very certain that I broke something...
Club Scrap papers, stamps. Echo Park stencil. Me & My Big Ideas tag.
Club Scrap papers, tags. Echo Park stencil. Nuvo crystal drops.

Let's Toast

I hope you are all having an amazing holiday season! Paper Smooches is hosting a Ribbon Challenge for December. Ribbon is one of my favo...