Thursday, August 30, 2018

Too Much of a Good Thing

I have packages of 4x6 photo paper that I just can't seem to let go. My new photo printer takes different paper and I'm unsure what to do with this paper.  That is until I saw this awesome coffee filter print tutorial by Splitcoast Stampers. By using coffee filters, color bursts and photo paper you can create some amazing backgrounds. 

To create this card I stamped several soon to be released flower images from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps in Staz-on ink on to the background panel and fussy cut. For the card front I stamped the same flower image several times and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

Just for Fun flower and quote stamps. Club Scrap papers and jewel. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Welcome to the Club Scrap Ivy League Linky Party! Today members are sharing their projects they've created using the Ivy League collection. This collection is a combination of rich colors, classy images and amusing stamps. 

I was inspired by Tricia's paper layout using the scroll work stencil to create this digital layout. Here's how to create the medallion digitally. 

1. Create a new 12x12 document. Open the scroll image and add to document.

2. Duplicate the layer, rotate horizontally and position side by side.

3. Merge the two layers together. Duplicate that layer and flip vertically. 

4. Position layers to create a medallion. 

Club Scrap digital papers, stamps and inked edges. Jen Allyson frame. 

We would love for you to share your Ivy League projects with us.  Simply add your link to the Club Scrap Linky Party. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

"A" is for Apple Snarkiness

I've been honored with the title of "Queen of Snark" from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the "J" is for Junk challenge. Thank you so much ladies!  This title comes with the honor of being the Guest Artist for the new challenge.  Today I'm sharing some "A" is for Apple snarkiness. 
Club Scrap papers and stamps. Frame stamp by Rubberneckers. Chameleon color pencils. American Craft twine. 

Head on over to the Sisterhood to see more fun apple inspiration.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Four-Leaf Clover

Several days back I shared my Ireland layouts using the It's a Plaid Plaid World page collection. I had a few extra tags, cutaparts and ribbons left over and wanted to share a few cards I completed. 

I always feel so accomplished when I use up all papers, ribbons and embellishments from a kit!

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Happy Saturday! Thanks for taking time out on your weekend to visit. I'm sharing some snarkiness with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  Those hysterical ladies are hosting a denim challenge. Now, I couldn't help but use some fun stamped images of denim with denim embellishments topped with  denim snarkiness. Just wanted all my bases covered :)
Club Scrap papers, stamps and tag. American Craft twine. Bo Bunny jewels. Sizzix die. Thrift denim. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Happy Thursday! I really love sun burst images and decided to created my own sun image with simple craft foam. Using acrylic paint I created several images for background panels. I love how this lighthouse silhouette is perfect as a foreground image.  Add black Nuvo drops on the birds to add dimension. For extra sparkle add clear glitter Nuvo drops to the "WANDER" die cut letters. 
Just for Fun stamp. Club Scrap papers, ribbon. Tim Holtz word die. Tonic Nuvo. 

Don't forget to join in this month's Stripe Challenge! We would love to see your projects. You may even win a gift certificate to the Just For Fun store

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It's a Plaid Plaid World Layouts

Several months ago I shared a travel memento journal I made with the It's a Plaid Plaid World page collection. I've been working on scrapping our Ireland/Iceland adventure and completed layouts using the same collection. 
Club Scrap papers, embellishments and stamps. Elizabeth Craft Designs die letters. Petticoat Parlor title. Nuvo Drops. 
Club Scrap papers, embellishments. Memory Makers rub-ons.
Club Scrap papers, embellishments and stamps. Just for Fun Celtic heart stamp. Charm souvenir. 
Club Scrap papers, embellishments and stamps.. Nuvo drops. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stencil Stamping

Don't you just love getting more bang for your buck?! Julie over at Club Scrap is challenging us to use our stencils for stamping. One of my favorite stencils is this beautiful chandelier. I love how simple you can embellish to get a very elegant card. 

Using distress oxide inks, stencil image onto card panel. Ink edges with Ash ink. Die cut "Saluti" three times in black, stack and glue together with needle tip applicator. Adhere sequins and die cut. Add crystal Nuvo drops to "Saluti" for dimension and sparkle. 
Club Scrap papers, stencil. Spellbinders die. Tonic Nuvo drops. Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Spritz water onto stencil to reactivate ink. Press stencil onto a separate panel. Set aside to dry. Stamp sentiment on tag. Add silver ribbon to tag. Adhere sequins. Using foam adhesive add tag. 
Club Scrap stencil and sentiment. Recollections ribbon and tag. Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

If you'd like a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate link your stencil stamping artwork on the blog

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kitten Me?

Less is More is hosting a Pet's Challenge which is one of my favorite challenges!  To keep this card clean and simple I chose to just stencil in a few paw prints for the background.  I absolutely had to add googly eyes to these adorable cat images. They add so much personality. :)
Club Scrap papers and stencil. Paper Smooches stamps and dies. Recollection feather. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Nailed It!

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is hosting a Junk Challenge.  I am such an organized clean freak that I live for the weekly garbage day. I look for things to throw away. I want that garbage can full! Luckily my husband has two safe zones in the house. His office and the garage. So...that's where I headed to find junk :) I used metal washers and a Formica sample. 
All products by Club Scrap except washers. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Gentle Breezes

Happy Thursday! 
With the temperatures being over 100 degrees and the air quality terrible, I've found myself indoors stamping and coloring.  I've recently purchased Chameleon color pencils and am in love with the two blending colors in each pencil. They blend like butter and I have yet to break a tip. 

I've been on an easel card kick lately.  I had quite a few 12x12 papers that needed to be trimmed to 8.5x11 for a project.  I took the left over piece and trimmed off 2 inches horizontally and scored the 3.5 x 10 piece at 5 and 8.  

This card uses the Passport Stamp Background by Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and a soon to be released sentiment stamp. 

Just For Fun stamps. Unknown bonjour die. Sizzix heart die. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Tonic Nuvo drops. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Just for Fun Design Team

Happy Wednesday!
I am so thrilled to announce that I am the newest member of the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps design team. Just For Fun is a small family operated business out of Florida. They provide stamps in wood mounted, cling cushion mounted or unmounted rubber. 

Today Just for Fun Rubber Stamps is hosting a new challenge for August. We would love to see your stripes by linking up your project on the JFF Blog.

This adorable Celtic Heart was purchased knowing it would be well used scrapping my recent vacation to Ireland. The beauty of this design is that you can color it to match your photos or project.  I colored the twists with Copic markers and then added Crystal Nuvo to give dimension and shine.  

Just For Fun heart and sentiment. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Queen & Co. pearls. Recollections feather.  Tonic Nuvo drops. 

I would love for you to return tomorrow for my very first solo Just for Fun blog posting! 
Have a fabulous day.

Just Sitting Here

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