Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi Everyone,
Can you believe we are nearly finished February? It's time again for another Club Scrap Linky Party with the Succulents Kit. Below you will see projects using both the paper kit and the digital kit. It's going to be a little long because I went a little crazy. I just love this kit and couldn't stop. Now first things first, if you came from Anne Marie's blog then you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen at Club Scrap's blog.

Deluxe Kit - Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

All product used is from the Succulent Deluxe kit except the dies, embossing powder and distress inks. The base of card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" in plain cardstock then folded in half. With a patterned paper I diecut it with Stitched Rectangles. Before adhering to the card I tied a ribbon at the bottom and tied a knot. I heat embossed the stamp with gold embossing powder. With distress inks I inked around the embossing then diecut it with a Dotted Scallop Oval. It is matted with another diecut in plain paper. I adhered both to the center of the card. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold. I diecut the sentiment with Stitched Fishtail Banners and adhered on top of the ribbon. All dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.



Deluxe Kit - Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

All product used is from the Succulent Deluxe kit except the embossing powder and distress inks. The base of card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" in plain cardstock then folded in half. I heated embossed the flower and leaves in clear on white cardstock. With Distress inks I inked first festive berries around the flower and then peeled paint around the leaves leaving a section in white at the top. I stamped the sentiment with India Ink. I matted it with plain paper and adhered to front of card.



Deluxe Kit - Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

All product used is from the Succulent Deluxe kit except the embossing powder, distress ink, ribbon and crystal drops. The base of card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" in plain cardstock then folded in half. I cut the patterned paper 3 3/4" x 5" and matted it with plain cardstock and adhered to the card. I heat embossed in clear the pot, plant and leaves and ink distressed in peeled paint on white cardstock. I matted it on plain cardstock before I adhered to the card I added some ribbon and made a fancy double bow. Tutorial to come soon to do this super easy double bow using your hand. I added a sentiment and used the stitched fishtail banner dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. For a finishing touch I added some Crystal Nuvo Drops.



Digital Kit - Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

All designs were printed on plain white cardstock and assembled. The ribbon is from previous Club Scrap kits. The die used for the solid white cardstock is Stitched Rectangles from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used my scanncut to cut out the love sentiment.



Digital Kit for Happy Planner


The digital kit is perfect for those of you who use the Happy Planner or other planner and love to decorate the pages. I print the design backgrounds directly on a full page sticker sheet and trim down the squares as needed. I couldn't just stop there. I made a cute matching bookmark that will follow my journey.

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to continue the hop. Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Things With Wings Coloring Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to February's Coloring Challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today's Challenge is Things With Wings. By now you have seen lots of samples showcasing Krista Schneider's coloring stamps. My card is using the Feathered Friends stamp and matching die set. Below are the steps to recreate this card. 


  1. Cut base of card using plain cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", then fold in half. Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded. 
  2. Cut patterned paper (leaf pattern)  3 3/4" x 5" and adhere to center front. 
  3. Cut patterned paper (butterfly pattern) 4" x 5 1/4", diecut patterned paper with Fitted Circles die at center. Use the negative and adhere to center of card. 
  4. Stamp sentiment from General Sentiments Clear Stamp to top left side. 
  5. Stamp and Color Feathered Friends then diecut with matching die. Use pop ups and adhere to card. See below for placement. 



Thank you for stopping by. Now head on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Kit With Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #483

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing you a card I made with the stunning Succulents Kit from Club Scrap using the Sketch#483 from Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge Blog. I love using sketches because I find it pushes out of our comfort zone. 

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday #483

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

For my card I chose to matte nearly every layer I put down. I find it helps to separate the colors when multi layering. I used the 12"x12" patterned paper and matted it with the 12"x12" plain paper. I used the ribbon & sentiment from the kit.



Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come back on February 22 for the Club Scrap Succulents Blog Hop and Linky Party.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Club Scrap Succulents Kit

Hi Everyone,

First things first congrats to Lisa H!!!! You have won the Aquarelle Markers. Please email me at samtina1111@gmail.com so you can give me your address.

Today I want to show you how much fun the Succulents Digital Kit is from Club Scrap. If you are like me I can't wait for the paper kit to arrive so the Digital Kit keeps me occupied until it arrives. I am hands on but the digital kit can be used two ways. You can create directly on the computer using a design software or print all the designs out on cardstock paper and create as if it is a paper kit. The great bonus is that this allows you to resize. You can print as is or reduce/enlarge as you want.

Below are 3 cards I made printing out the designs on cardstock and assembling together. I used my scanncut to scan and cut all the sentiments. It is so much fun.










Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to mark your Calendar for the Succulents Blog Hop Linky Party on Feb.22.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Batik Technique

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to the first Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge for 2017. Since the January 2017 Color Me Happy kit was inspired by batik designs and artwork, this month we were challenged to create a project that features batik or faux batik techniques. I chose to do my batik technique challenge using the Color Me Happy Kit.


Now first things first if you came from Lisa's blog then to came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen at Club Scrap's blog.


Here is a picture of all the cards with the Batik Technique using Color Me Happy Kit. Below you will find the steps to recreate these cards.



Finished cards measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

For my first card I cut plain cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for the base of my card, fold in half. I stamped the image from the Color Me Happy Jumbo Unmounted Stamp on Plain White Cardstock using the watermark ink pad. I sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set. Once it cooled down I used 3 distress inks and randomly applied it in sections. Once I was happy I turned it facedown on a paper towel and heat it with my heat gun. The purpose of this is to have the embossed areas fall off so that your paper remains smooth. I also noticed that my inks felt soft as well. I trimmed the edges and matted with plain cardstock, trimmed the edges and then adhered to center front of my card. I added some Metallic Dot Stickers. Last I stamped the sentiment Happy from the Art Nouveau Unmounted Stamps.



Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

For my second card I cut plain cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for the base of my card and folded in half. I used the same technique as the first card this time stamping the dragonflies from Art Nouveau & Jumbo Unmounted Stamps (both are different sizes) and with my distress inks I created a different series of colors and pattern. Once all the embossing was removed I added some random sequins. I added the sentiment Choose to Shine from the Art Nouveau Unmounted Stamp. I diecut the green plain cardstock using Stitched Rectangles from Elizabeth Craft Designs and adhered to center from of card. Last I added the Faux Batik design to center front of card.



Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded.

For my third card I cut plain cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for the base of my card and folded in half. I used the same technique as the previous two cards however this time instead of coloring with distress inks I used Andirondak Color Wash Sprays. I was really happy with this result. I trimmed my batik design and adhered to center front of card. I created a frame using the Dotted Scallop Rectangle Die and Fitted Rectangle Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and adhered to center front of card using pop ups. I stamped the Thank you sentiment from the Greeting Unmounted stamps.



Thanks for stopping by. Now to continue the fun head on over to Anne Marie's blog.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Club Scrap Color Me Happy January Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, 

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2017 with Club Scrap's Color Me Happy Kit. What a way to start the New Year!!! I just love this kit.  The colors are absolutely vibrant and sure to get you out of the winter blues. Now first things first if you came from Julie's blog then you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen at Club Scrap's Blog.

Before we begin I have a fabulous giveaway!!! I'm giving away an Aquarelle Brush Set 18 pack to a lucky winner.  All you have to do is follow my blog for a chance to win. You have until February 5 to follow my blog. If you want to be entered a second time then be sure to post this giveaway on your social media platforms. Leave a comment below and let me know you have posted it on facebook or instagram. Here is the fabulous prize.


Finished measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded

For my card I used the patterned designs from the Digital Kit. I used a plain cardstock for the base of my card. It measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, fold in half. I cut a plain cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder then adhered to center front of card. I used the Dotted Scallop Rectangle Die with the Stitched Rectangle Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create a background window. I created the cherry blossoms by drawing a 5 petal flower on corel and then cut it out on my scanncut. I shaped the petals and assembled the top and bottom layer. Bottom layer the petals go up and top layer the petals go in. I added some prills to the center of flowers. I added 2 rose flowers from I Am Roses. I diecut some leaves and topped it with a mesh butterfly. The sentiment is also from the digital kit.



When I saw this fabulous kit I just knew I had to make a new Happy Planner cover. It just made me so happy that I felt like it was made for it.  Who wouldn't want to look at this cover everyday.


I cut out my cover from the 12x12 patterned paper to 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". I cut a strip of the plain teal paper and heat embossed the word "Happy" and the "Flower" stamp (both are in the kit). I used a piece of the cut-a-part with the dragon flies. I have a thing for dragon flies. Then I matted the teal strip with a strip of brown. Once everything was in place I used my laminator to give my cover sturdy protection. I passed it a few times. Once it cooled down I used one of my happy planner pages as a template to cut the holes with a single hole punch and then scissors for the slits. 



I didn't stop there. I decided I needed a matching bookmark. With the left over strip of the same 12x12 patterned paper I cut 2 strips, measuring 6 1/4 x 2 1/2. I passed it in my laminator a few times. I cut a hole on the top center with the single hole punch. Then I attached 2 Club Scrap ribbon's through the hole. Now I can get to my important reminders quicker!


Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to Lisa's blog.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Cute Critters Challenge

Hi Everyone, 

Welcome to the first Coloring Challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 2017 started with lots of new product at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Coloring stamps is a new line. They are super fun and there is a category for any occasion. Today's challenge is Cute Critters. There is a fun assortment of critters in the new line. I chose the Birch Forest set with the matching Birch Forest dies.


Here are the steps to recreate this card. Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  1. Cut base of card on plain cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Fold in half.
  2. Cut a plain cardstock in green 4"x5 1/4" and adhere to center front of card.
  3. The background scenery - with 2 different color tones in green on plain cardstock tear 2 strips each (total 4 strips green). Layer each with one alternating the green tones. With the Earth & Sky stencil create a sky (or use plain blue cardstock) and layer it. Adhere to center front of your card.
  4. Diecut with Through The Lens Wood 6"x6" patterned paper using the Dotted Scallop Rectangles die and Fitted Rectangles die to create a window. Adhere to center front of card.
  5. Color the deer and birch tree from the . Once finished use the matching die set to cut your shapes. Adhere to card with the deer coming though the birch.
  6. Stamp Hello sentiment or sentiment of your choice with Clear Stamp General Sentiments



Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the team did.