Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Portrait

My oldest daughter is a senior this year. I have the honor and privilege of taking her photographs for her senior portrait.

I used a Club Scrap Homestead quick drop digital layout for one of them.

So proud of my girl.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014 part 2

I wanted to add one more card before the day was over.

Thanks for checking it out.

Created using Club Scrap Homestead and Oopsie Daisy kit papers.
Brads - Club Scrap Private Eye kit
Darice Embossing folder from Club Scrap Tin Tiles kit
Sentiment and wagon wheel - Club Scrap Homestead Borders & Backgrounds stamp set
Die cut wheat - Sizzix Decorative strip die
Club Scrap hybrid inks - Earth and Tangerine
Adirondack ink - Archival black

World Card Making Day 2014

I created this card in celebration of World Card Making Day.

Majority of the products used are from the Club Scrap October Monthly Kit - Homestead.
Two papers are from Club Scrap's July kit - Oopsie Daisy.
I based the design on Marya's October Card Sketch Challenge at the Club Scrap forum.
The stamping technique is called Easy Triple Time and you can find more details on it HERE.
Inks - Club Scrap's hybrid inks in Earth, WoW Red, Leaf and Topaz.
Stamps - Homestead Borders & Backgrounds UM sheet

Join me Monday Oct. 6, 2014 at the Club Scrap Blog for more details on how I created this card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Club Scrap Blueprints Blog Hop!

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Welcome! If you arrived here from Karen's post over at Club Scrap's Blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to hop back and see her amazing artwork and also check out the entire list of participating bloggers!

Fall Wall Hanging
With its wonderful color palette of gold, blue, green, and brown, the Blueprints kit just begged to be turned into a fall wall hanging. At first glance, you might not automatically jump to that conclusion, but as you can see, with a little die cutting and inking magic, this was the perfect kit choice for this project to celebrate the first days of Fall! 

Here is how it all came together. 

1. Print out 41/2" tall alphas spelling the word fall from the Blueprints Digital Kit onto copy paper.

2. Cut out letters to use as template. Trace the basic letter shape onto a Club Scrap Pizza Box. Cut out the letters and color the edges with CS® Earth Ink

3. Cut two pieces of Pizza Box, with alternating grain directions, to 5.5 x 12.5" long. Use Bookbinding Glue to adhere the pieces together. 

4. Use two pieces of paper from the collection to cover the base of the wall hanging. 
Green - 8.5 x 5.5"  Blue - 8.5 x 9.5" 

5. Stamp the papers, prior to attaching to the base, with scroll image from the Border & Background stamp set. 

6. Mark the position of the smaller green paper before glueing. The papers will overhang the outside edge of the Pizza Box base 1.5" on all sides. The green and blue papers will meet and lay flush next to one another.

This mark will be where the glue is applied first, to attach the green paper to the base.
7. Brush a thin layer of Bookbinding Glue onto this short pencil area and lay on the green paper.

8. Repeat for the other side of the Pizza Box base and attach the blue paper.

9. Mitre the four corners at 45 degree angles to wrap the base, making sure that you leave at least a 1/4" of paper at the corners. 

10. Once complete, your base will look like this.

Video demo of basic wrapping technique - HERE
11. Print out another set of the same letters from the digital kit, however this time, change the image settings, in contrast, saturation and transparency (a lot of fancy talk for making the letters all black and then removing 50% of the color) and then print on the brown paper. 

12. Fussy cut the letters and attach to the Pizza Box letters. 

I offset the letters to create a drop shadow effect.
13. Use an oval punch (small and large) to create pumpkins using the gold paper.

14. Sponge the edges with CS® Tangerine Ink. Add die cut brown paper twig for stem.

15. Die cut a lot of leaves, acorns, and twigs for embellishments. Add inks directly to the paper prior to die cutting, to add texture and dimension to the leaves. 

Green paper colored with CS® Leaf ink.
Gold paper colored with Tangerine ink.
Dab on CS® WOW Red ink. 
Sponge on inks before removing die cut white leaves from paper.
16. Create one more pumpkin using a 1" circle punch. To create the center section of this pumpkin I punched off part of the circle.  

17. Attach your embellishments and letters and you have a wonderful fall wall hanging to enjoy all season.

Click the image to get a close up view :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Next up is Roni's Inkstains Blog

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Club Scrap Cinema Blog Hop!

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Welcome!  If you arrived here from Karen's post over at Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to hop back and check out her amazing artwork and also check out the entire list of participating bloggers!

In keeping with my recycle a Club Scrap Pizza Box theme, I created a movie reel box with a set of circle albums inside. Check out this Blog Post for more details on how one blogger created these adorable minis.

Here is how it all came together.

1. Cut pizza box into two long strips 1" wide, using the entire length of an opened pizza box.
Trace 2 circles using a cereal bowl as a template. Cut the second circle slightly smaller, being sure to cut inside the drawn template.

2. Use book binding glue to adhere the long strips to the outside edges of the circles. *Tip - hold the ends together with the film tape included in the Cinema kit, while the glue sets.

3. Cover sides of boxes with flashing tape from the hardware store. Wrap the edges of the tape around to the back of the box.

4. Cut slits into the flashing tape to allow it to wrap easily to the back of the boxes.

5. Print out images of movie reels, sized to fit the box's bottom and top, from the Cinema Digital Kit.

6. Trim out the images with scissors and adhere to the boxes.

7. Create a digital print to use for the covers of your mini circle books.

Created using Time of Your Life and Cinema Club Scrap digital kits 

8. Choose four 12x12 sheets of paper and trace four 5.75" diameter circles onto each.

Club Scrap papers from Random Doorways, Bold Blooms, Wisteria and Oopsie Daisy.

9. Fold and assemble according to the instructions.

When the albums are tied closed, they fit perfectly inside the Movie Reel box.

I tied each with the 4 ribbons included in the Cinema fiber pack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Up next... Roni's Inkstains Blog.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Club Scrap's Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop along the Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop featuring artwork created with the July Club Scrap kit. If you have arrived here from Karen's post at Club Scrap Creates, then you are in the right place, if not, you want to head back over to see the complete list of participating bloggers.

The theme for this month's kit just begged for me to create something using paper flowers. I saw this wonderful door/wall swag on Pinterest and wondered how I could recreate it using my kit.

Here are the steps I took to make my wall swag.

1. Trim pieces of pizza box to create the sides, bottom, room and front of the birdhouse.

2. Adhere the pieces together using Book Binding Glue.

3. Trim pieces of the Green paper to create shingles. Ink, distress and curl the edges to add depth.

4. Cut pieces of the Caramel paper to fit the front, bottom and sides of the birdhouse.

5. Punch a 1" circle from the Charcoal paper and then matte with Gray paper stamped with the Borders and Backgrounds Oopsie Daisy text circle. Attach to front of birdhouse.

6. Stamp the large daisy image onto plain white paper.

7. Paint the daisies using Gelatos and a water brush.

8. Fussy cut the daisy images.

Tip: Cut around the daisy images prior to fussy cutting.

9. Give the flowers dimension using a stylus tool on a fun foam pad.

10. Cut foliage using an electronic die cut machine.

Silhouette SD and cutting files

Note: I also cut Light Green Trees paper using a Sizzix Big Shot and several foliage dies.  

11. Create additional daisy shapes using Fiskars and Recollections punches.

12. Assemble the swag on a large piece of driftwood (I have collected a lot over the years living here on Cape Cod ;)

13. Create centers for your flowers using homemade texture medium mixed with dark brown acrylic paint.

Note: I added tiny dots of black paint on the centers and around the insides of the large daisies.
Here is another look at my completed project.

Hope you enjoyed my part of the blog hop today!

Next up is Roni's Inkstains Blog!