Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oopsie Daisy - Art Journal PJ Party!

Hi Everyone!

My daughter Shannon and I have been looking forward to this night all week. Tiare Smith hosts a fun and creative online live pj party every Wednesday night. On the second Wednesday of the month, she features that month's Club Scrap kit. The July kit is Oopsie Daisy and lends itself to art journaling perfectly. Shannon and I both used the giant daisy mask which came with the kit and stamps from the Borders and Backgrounds set.

Shannon traced the masking stencil in pencil and colored and outlined it in markers.
She used the Geometrics stencil along with the Neon Dabbers along the edges.

I used watered down black Gelato and stenciled around the daisy mask to create a shadow. Then I added rust and golden rod Gelatos directly to the mask, spritzed it and laid it on the stenciled shadow image. I fussy cut the daisy, leaving the shadow edge in tact, and glued it to my page. I also added some acrylic paint to my homemade texture paint and applied it with a credit card through the Geometrics stencil.

Thanks to Tiare and all her friends for making Shannon feel welcome. She had such a wonderful time chatting with everyone and creating.

Have a terrific and creative week!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Club Scrap Picnic Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Club Scrap's June Blog Hop featuring the Picnic Kit! If you have arrived here from Karen's blog post then you are in the right spot, if not you might want to head back to Club Scrap Creates Blog to check out her artwork and a complete list of participating bloggers. 

I thought the perfect way to celebrate this kit was with another Pizza Box Creation. I made this woven picnic basket! The design was inspired by the Life's a Picnic Mini Album project by the super talented Laura Denison.

Here are the steps I took in creating my project.

1. Cut a Club Scrap Pizza Box into 5 pieces.  A base and 4 sides.

2. Cut 3/4" wide strips of Trees beige paper. The lengths vary depending on the size of the pizza box pieces. Weave the strips to form a sheet which are larger than the pizza box pieces.

3. Apply Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to the sides. Center on woven mat and adhere making sure that comes in contact with all the layers of paper. Allow glue to dry.

4. Trim off excess paper with craft knife.

5. Cover base pizza box piece with Trees beige paper.

6. Mitre the corners of the paper. * Note: do not leave an 1/8 inch space at the corners.

7. Spread glue on flaps and attach to the 4 side walls.

8. Cut 1" strips of Trees beige paper and score in half.

9. Lay the scored pieces along the edge of the basket at the corners. Mark with a pencil the angles to form a perfectly aligned mitered corner.

Mark the top edge of the basket in the same manner and trim.
10. Attach corner pieces with glue.

11. Create cover using woven 3/4" strips of Picnic dark green paper. Cut 3 pizza box pieces, 2 top flaps and 1 spine piece.  Cover top spine area with Trees beige paper.

12. Create handles using long strips of Picnic dark green layered with Trees beige papers. Punch holes in basket and attach handles with brads.

13. Cover the back side of the cover flaps with beige papers leaving the gutter areas exposed. Stamp with marching ants from Picnic Borders and Backgrounds set around perimeter and spine.

14. Create a faux gingham liner for the basket using an embossing folder along with light pink paper from the Picnic kit.

Ink the raised gingham with Fuschia hybrid ink.
Score at the 4th row of squares to drape over the edge of the basket. 
The liners on the sides of the basket were a bit longer than the sides with the handles.
Attach to inside edge of basket using glue or ATG adhesive.  
15. Create 2 sets of mini albums using Laura Denison's stack the deck hinge system. Make hinges using the dark green Picnic papers.

16. Cut pages using Picnic papers in a variety colors. Attach each page to a hinge piece using your favorite tape runner adhesive or glue.

*Note: I decided to add an extra hinge piece to accommodate 2 additional pages.
17. Attach mini albums to backside of basket cover flaps using glue.

18. Place cover onto picnic basket. I designed the cover with the mini albums to fit snugly so that the cover would not shift and move about.

Now the fun begins, picking out the perfect photos and embellishments for my Picnic Basket albums.

Hope you enjoyed the visit and thanks so much for stopping by.

Up next on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Card Care Connection Donation

After reading Karen's post today over at the Club Scrap Creates Blog about the Card Care Connection, I gathered a set of 25 cards I had created during Club Scrap's Pro Scrapbookers League in 2012.  These are just some of the cards I sent today!

What a wonderful cause created to inspire and uplift those battling cancer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Club Scrap's May Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the May Blog Hop featuring Club Scrap's Dungarees kit.  If you arrived here from Club Scrap Creates blog and Karen's amazing post then you are in the right place, if not, hop back over and check out what she has created.

Image Source - Downloadable Template 
Speaking of my friend Karen, she shared this fun project with me and thought I could use it in one of my Pizza Box creations. Never one to back away from a challenge, I took it on with great excitement!  I have always admired this type of hinged box set and knew it would look great using my empty pizza boxes and the Dungarees papers.

Here are the steps I took in creating this project.

1. Download the template and print out onto standard copy paper.  Do not adjust the scale of your image.

2. Lay out the template onto your pizza boxes which have been broken down flat.

3. Line up the images to form one template, using the cross hairs, positioning them in each area of your box. Tip: hold your template up to a window to ensure your pieces are lined up properly before laying onto the box. Tape together using clear tape. Remember, this template is designed for a specific Amazon shipping box and I am using a Club Scrap pizza box, it fit in nicely, don't ya think?

4. Tack down the templates onto the pizza box with tape.

5. Cut out the template and pizza box pieces using a utility craft knife and large ruler. It is important to keep the template pieces tacked onto the box pieces after cutting for future reference.

6. Score the box pieces through the template with a bone folder or dull pencil.

7. Cut through the top layer only of the box pieces on the score lines using a craft knife.

using the craft knife gently cutting through just the top layer

front of cut score line
back of cut score line
8. Punch holes into all of the marked template/box pieces using a Cropadile.

9. Connect the pieces together with CS® Book Binding Glue.

10. Once the 3 boxes and lid are assembled ink the edges with CS® Earth Hybrid ink and cover with papers from the Dungarees kit.

Carefully attach the hinges to the boxes through the punched holes being careful to arrange the boxes for proper hole alignment. Tip: There is a wrong and a right way. If the hinges and holes are not lining up, don't panic, the boxes just need to be rotated to the proper side. Secure all pieces together using metal brads.

11. Complete the box with embellishments on the lid. Stamped quote, zippertag and buttons from the Dungarees kit.  Fray the edges of the papers using the Tonic paper distress tool.

I really hope you enjoyed my project.

Thanks for stopping by today and next up on the hop...