Friday, June 15, 2018

Nail Polish Marbling

I love learning new crafting techniques.  This month's Club Scrap technique challenge took me by surprise.  The steps are so easy resulting in spectacular marbling art panels.  All you need is nail polish, water and a container. You can see detailed instructions on the Club Scrap blog

1. Fill a small container with water. I used a Dollar Tree plastic sandwich container. 
2. Add drops of nail polish.  I actually just poured in colors of my favorite Packer nail polish.
3. Swirl with a bamboo skewer. 
4. Submerge an art panel in the water and paint.
5. Remove panel with tweezers and set aside to dry.

Here's the fabulous panels.  I kept the card designs simple to show off the marbling. 

Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamp. EK Success punch.
Spellbinders die
Recollections tags, American Craft twine. Nuvo crystal drops. Club Scrap stamp.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. 
Club Scrap papers, stamp and white doily. Cuttlebug black doily. 
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Nuvo crystal drops. 
Would you like a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate? Create a marbled background add them to pages, cards or projects. Simply link up your artwork by June 30. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

You're the Bomb

Paper Smooches is hosting a color challenge for the month of June. I love color challenges! It makes card making so much easier for me when the colors are already selected. I just have to worry about design. Hello...Pinterest.
Paper Smooches banner die and sentiment stamp. Spellbinder die. Cuttlebug embossing folders. Club Scrap papers and background stamp. Gelato splatters.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Midnight Snacks

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is hosting a "Yummy Challenge". The most difficult part of this challenge was trying to find which snarky sentiment I wanted to use.  I have so many food related stamps that would fit!
Club Scrap papers and stamps. Paper Smooches wine stamp and die. American Crafts ribbon. Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fireworks of the Soul

Club Scrap released their June's collection and it's a beauty! I absolutely LOVE the fun hybrid papers and digital stamps of Firecracker.  I created this layout using June's Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design's monthly free template.

Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs template. Club Scrap digital papers, stamps and stars. Kristin Aagard doily. Karen Funk photo wrap.

Club Scrap Firecracker digital hybrid collection.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Azores

I'm finally starting to get back to normal after being overseas for a month.  I just had all my photos printed up and can't wait to start paper scrapping! In the mean time I've been doing some digital scrapbooking. 
This layout consists of mostly Lavender Fields digital papers and embellishments. I used May's bonus layout sketch (member perk) from Club Scrap as my template.
After eight days at sea, our first sight of land was the Azores. A spectacular place with volcanic craters, lakes and caldrons.
All elements by Club Scrap.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wreath Building

Club Scrap's technique challenge for May is to build wreaths from your stamps or stencils. I probably practiced this wreath about a dozen times.  My wreaths kept looking like someone ran over it.  :)  I know there are technical ways to stamp a wreath but I wanted to free hand it, no stamp positioner or Misti.
I created this wreath with a fern stamp from Club Scrap's Spring Chorus.  I stamped it three times in a "circle" and stamped it again to fill in the empty areas.
Club Scrap papers and stamps. Nuvo drops. American Craft twine.

Club Scrap fern stamp

Monday, April 16, 2018

It's a Plaid, Plaid World

I need a way to organize my documents and goodies collected for our upcoming trip to Ireland, Iceland and London. I love to keep wine labels as mementos.  For this trip, I'm hoping to try different beers and whiskeys. I see lots of labels in my future.

The Memento Holder is a past retreat project.  I created this new one with large black envelopes and the It's a Plaid Plaid World paper collection. The organizer has tons of pockets for ticket stubs and pages for photos and labels.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Pause and Be Joyful

I couldn't wait for my Shibori paper collection to arrive to join in on the Club Scrap challenge.  I downloaded and printed the Shibori Hybrid Collection to kick start my creativity.

 Club Scrap papers, digital images and ribbon. Nuvo crystal drops.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Be Different

Club Scrap is challenging its members to create their own Shibori artwork with tissue papers. This Japanese dye technique uses different folds and twists to create patterns on cloth. Today I'm playing with re-inkers and tissue paper. Julie gives a great tutorial on the Club Scrap blog.
Using the re-inkers I had on hand and folded tissue paper, I created these background Shibori panels. 
I then adhered the tissue to manila tags using bookbinding glue to make the panels more sturdy.
Time to create cards with the gorgeous panels.
This blue panel was created using Color Burst powders dissolved in alcohol.

If you'd like to join the challenge for a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate, enter your artwork via the Linky party on the website. 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hybrid Digital Kits

I have been receiving the Club Scrap Digital collections for years.  Until this month, I have never printed them out and use them for cards or layouts.  I've always used the collections for digital creations. 
The process is so easy! Just print out the Shibori Hybrid sheets, no software needed. The images line up so that trimming is simple. Here's a few cards I created using my own cardstock and the hybrid images.

Monday, April 9, 2018


While working the Irving, Texas Scrapbook Expo we stayed at the NYLO Hotel.  This is probably one of the coolest hotels I've stayed in.  Everything is so modern and industrialized.  The walls and floors are cement. The open piping in the ceilings, the fixtures, right down to the plumbing were contemporary. The first thing I thought was how the recently released Steamworks collection would be perfect with these photos.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Repeat Stamping

April's NBUS Challenge (Never before used stuff) over at Club Scrap is to create a pattern by stamping repeatedly.  I'm not very efficient at stamping in a row without looking like I've been drinking. I do have a new way for my repeated stamping to look "artsy".
I smear distress oxide ink on a craft mat and add water.  I use this as my "stamp pad". Ink up your stamp and then stamp on paper.  This gives your project a watercolor effect. No more stressing about wayward stamping.

Club Scrap Shibori Card Kit. Queen & Co. pearls.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018


Club Scrap is featuring their Daffodils collection with a Blog Hop and Linky Party.  This collection is bright, happy and just screams "spring".
Days after this collection was released my family and I visited the botanical gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  I don't have photos printed up yet, so I thought I'd share a digital two page layout.
Club Scrap papers, ribbons and tags. Charlize Creations digital embellishments.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


I was so blessed to spend some time with my brother and his family while he had a conference in Vegas. It's incredible to see the world through the eyes of a 3 year old. She is fearless and loved every ride that went fast or high in the air.

Fiddle-Dee-Dee template. Club Scrap papers, splatters and flowers. Katie Pertiet flowers. Gennifer Bursett sequins. Sahine Designs label. 

This layout was created using Fiddle-Dee-Dee Design's Free monthly template for the Club Scrap Splatter Technique Challenge.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chalk Paint Backgrounds

I was looking for a creative way to use my chalk paints.  One of my friends posted a link to a video demonstrating how to use the chalks paints to create backgrounds.  This works perfect for the chalk paints since they dry so fast.
Start with just a small amount of paint on a craft sheet and coat your brayer.
Apply paint to your white background sheet.  This dries super fast.  Keep adding colors until you're happy with the background.
Allow to completely dry and then cut into panels.
Club Scrap papers, chalk paint, enamel dots. Elizabeth Craft designs heart die. American Craft ribbon. Teresa Collins tags. 
Club Scrap papers, chalk paint, ribbon and punch. Elizabeth Craft designs stitched die. Paper Smooches stamps.
Club Scrap papers, chalk paint, tab punch, ribbon and tag. Queen & Co. pearls.
Club Scrap papers, chalk paint and ribbon. Teresa Collins tags.
Club Scrap papers, chalk paint and ribbon Elizabeth Craft designs heart die. Teresa Collins tags.  Martha Stewart punch.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Out with the New

The masculine colors and feel to these Steamworks Greetings to Go cards had me digging through my specialty papers to find something rugged.  These handmade brown toned marbled papers are the just the perfect addition.  
Opened card with a double z fold


Nail Polish Marbling

I love learning new crafting techniques.  This month's Club Scrap technique challenge took me by surprise.  The steps are so easy resu...