Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Club Scrap August Artist Team Challenge with Sunflowers Kit

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge with the Sunflowers Kit.  First things first, if you can from Lisa's blog then you came from the right place.  If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen from the Club Scrap Blog.

The challenge is to make something with back to school in mind.  I chose to make a super easy desk calendar. Below you will see pictures on how to make a desk calendar using a sheet of paper. 

I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial.  Now head on over to Anne Marie's Blog to continue the hop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

So Suzy Stamps August Stamp of the Month Club

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing you how versatile the August Stamp is with previous stamps from So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club.

The quote is "May your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your rum be spiced and your compass be true.

Finished card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Before stamping my image I die cut an oval circle.  I placed a white cardstock underneath.  Using my clarity brush and distress ink I went around and around the oval giving the cardstock some depth but also a soft look.  I stamped the February Stamp on top and then matted it with patterned paper.  The patterned papers are from Echo Park 6x6 Reflections & Scoot.  

The sentiment is embossed with nuvo embossing powder black on plain cardstock. 

TFL! See you soon!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Susan's Garden Club - Iris

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made using Susan's Dies - Garden Notes - Iris from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I just love it when I make flowers from Susan's Garden Club and DH guesses right the first time.  Susan's dies are realistic in every detail.

All product is from Elizabeth Craft Designs unless otherwise stated.

Below is a photo of an iris that inspired to pull out my Iris Die.  There are several different types of Iris'. Some the center is yellow while the rest is blue/purple.  The one below is slightly different, the center is blue while the bottom layers are blue with yellow.  This is how I chose to design my flower.

Here is my card before prepping for my flower.

If you are not familiar on how to assemble Garden Notes flower dies then head on over to the Elizabeth Craft Design Youtube page.  Although this Iris in particular is not there you will find plenty of tutorials to help you with the assembly.

This card can be used for any occasion.  Below is a product list with links. Thank you for stopping by.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Product List

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Retarte Challenge Blog with A Day For Daisies

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Retarte Challenge.  Today we are sponsoring A Day For Daisies.  This beautiful image is Skirt of Flowers.  I colored it with Promakers.  For the first time I tried masking a scene. I used distress inks on top of the stencil. I really love how it turned out but now I am in danger.  I will need more stencils!!! :P The papers are from Authentique 6x6 Utopia Collection.  The base of the card and matting is Michael's cardstock.  I tried my hand with Nuvo Crystal drops and I just love it.  It dries very well.  Be sure to check out the Retarte Challenge Blog for all the details.  TFL and see you soon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflower Kit with Can You Case It

Hi everyone,

Do you ever feel stuck like you've lost your mojo? It's like writers block except it's crafters block. Sometimes no matter what we do we just stare at our stash and still nothing happens. There are plenty of challenge sites out there to help us and if that wasn't enough there are prizes to be won as well.

Today I am showing you a card I did using the Club Scrap Digital Kit Sunflower (while waiting for my paper kit to arrive). It was perfect to use with the current challenge at Can You Case It. Yellow,  black and greys oh my!

I colored the sunflower using promarkers for blending. I left the stem empty since green isn't part of the challenge. I used black and yellow cardstock for the base of my card. I adhered the sunflower image and cut out the sentiment and matted it with black. Simple,  clean and allowing the focus to be the sunflower.

TFL! Don't forget I have a blog giveaway which ends August 15.  All you have to do is follow my blog for a chance to win a Pocket Letter (9 ATC's).

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflower Digital Kit

Hi Everyone,

I am waiting for the Sunflower Kit from Club Scrap. Unfortunately I live in Canada so it takes a bit longer to arrive. I recently found out that they do Digital Kits as well. I thought well why not. It could tide me down until the paper kit arrives.

I received the digital kit yesterday and I printed the items I wanted to use. The fun thing about digital is that it gives you more control. You can print to the size you want. I printed the uncolored sunflower. Colored it with promarkers for better blending. Once finished I fussy cut it out. I then layered the printable backgrounds. One regular size on 8.5x11 (which has 4 backgrounds) I used the green background. Then I printed a large  background for the base of my card.

If you are like me and want to play while waiting for your paper kit then sign up for the digital kit. Its fun and gives you some control. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap Office Space July Artist Team Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the July Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop.  First things first if you came from the talented Lisa then you came from the right place, if you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen-Club Scrap blog.

The Artist Challenge this month is Artist Trading Cards / Pocket Letters.  This is a great way to use up the scraps left over from your projects. ATC's are 2 1/2"x3 1/2". It's the size of a playing card.  The idea of Pocket Letter is filling 9 ATC's into a Pocket Trading Card Protector which folds nicely into a letter size envelope.  For a chance to win my Pocket Letter below be sure to follow my blog.  Those who become followers will be entered and a winner will be chosen at random. If you already follow me you are automatically in the draw. The contest ends August 15.

Below are 6 ATC's using the July kit Office Space from Club Scrap. The last 3 will be revealed when I announce the winner.

Below are close ups of each ATC with a brief description on how it was assembled.

This ATC I used the cut-a-part folders in the kit as a template to create a manila folder. The paper clip is keeping the folder closed.

Folder opens. 

This ATC is using a cut-a-part and floss. 

I used several dies to create this floral one. 

This one is using the wood sentiment and a cut-a-part along with some dies. I added some gems from my own stash. 

This one is using the sentiment from the cut-a-part and with a thin marker I outlined each word. The coffee mug is cut out and with thin strips of paper I created the steam. I added a flower from my stash.

This one I really thought outside the box. I used a die for the pattern then diecut different colored paper and randomly added the die cut shape to create a unique background.

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to the creative Anne Marie to continue the Artist Team Challenge Hop.

Dies used were all from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Be sure to check it out here

1072 small butterfly
1034 flourishes and branches
730 curvy leaves
1178 honeycomb
729 bunch of flowers 2
958 tags and more 5 sunburst