Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Club Scrap March Paris Flea Market Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Blog Hop & Linky Party. If you came from Anne Marie's blog you came from the right place.  If not then you can start from the beginning at the Club Scrap blog.  Play along with the Linky Party and add your Paris Flea Market creation for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Club Scrap online store.  I've said this from the beginning the Paris Flea Market is a stunning kit that is filled with the WOW factor. I have nearly finished all my printed papers so I have saved every scrap.

For my card I used the printed 8.5x11 on a 12x12 black cardstock (cut 6x12 to have folded 6x6 card) . I used distress ink with water on my mat for the paper lace mat which I used as a frame for the cutapart.   I die cut some leaves and inked them as well. I also diecut some of the last of my printed 12x12 black paper for the butterflies. I used the grey printed paper to create the feathers and topped it with a handmade flower.

Thank you for stopping by. Now head on over to Lisa's blog to continue the Paris Flea Market Blog Hop. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Club Scrap March 2016 Artist Team Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge. If you came from Lisa's Blog then you came to the right place.

This months kit "Paris Flea Market" comes with a Paper Lace Mats. I'll be showing you new and fun ways to use this on your projects.

For my first card I used the printed black cardstock and cut it 6x12. I cut two corners from the Paper Lace Mat. Folded my card is 6x6 so this was perfect to place 1 corner on top and the 2nd corner on the bottom with both points meeting in the middle. I cut out a square and used the tips of the corners from the Paper Lace Mat and adhered to corners. I used the printed 8.5x11 white cardstock and made a handmade flower. The sentiment is attached to the black tag.

6"x6" card

My second card I decided to use the whole Paper Lace Mat as the background for my card. In the center I cut out a 6x6 square from the 8.5x11 printed white cardstock. Adhered it to the center placing the mat as a diamond shape. I folded each corner to the center so that the lace becomes the envelope. Think of it as an all in one card. I closed the card with a ribbon.

Card Open

Close Up

6"x6" Card Closed With Ribbon 

My next card I used 3 corners from the Paper Lace Mat to create a butterfly. I used the printed cardstock 8.5x11. The ribbon & button is from the Deluxe Kit. I used a die to create the black butterflies. 

4 1/2"x5 1/2" Card

For my final project all product is from the Paris Flea Market except for the wire for the butterfly antennas and the flower stamen pearls.  I used the Stampin Up die (Sizzix) Embosslits Beautiful Wings for the butterflies. The flowers are handmade but I used the white cardstock and colored them with distress inks and water.  I used black Dylusions Ink Spray to recolor some of the Paper Lace Mat. I wanted to create a curtain effect.

12"x12" Page

The following are close ups

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've enjoyed some original ideas on how to use your Paper Lace Mats. Now head on over to Anne Marie for more inspiration showcasing the Paris Flea Market Artist Team Challenge.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Retro Sketches Challenge #297 - Using Paris Flea Market Kit from Club Scrap

Hi Everyone,
Once in a while we all get a creative block. Sketches are a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Retro Sketches Challenge Blog is a great source of inspiration. Here is the current Retro Sketches current challenge #207.

Here is my take on the challenge. I used the stunning March Kit Paris Flea Market Deluxe Kit from Club Scrap.  It is my fav kit of all time. It is jam packed with beautiful embellishments and elegant high quality cardstock. I used the printed cutapart and inked sprayed with distress inks.  The ribbon, button & silver vintage charm are included in the Deluxe Kit. TFL & thank you Retro Sketches for the fabulous sketch.

Don't forget time is running out for my Blog Giveaway.  It ends March 31st.  Don't forgot to follow me for a wonderful change to win some awesome dies.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Club Scrap March Master Board Linky Party

Hi Everyone,

Once a month at Club Scrap one of the Artist Team showcases a technique. What's fun is that you get to join in the fun and show your take on that technique on the Club Scrap blog and add your project. This is called the Club Scrap Technique Linky Party.  To add your project go here.

This month is the Master Board technique. You create your own background and use it in your projects. I used the stunning kit from Club Scrap "Paris Flea Market" for my cards. Omgoodness it is the most stunning kit I have ever received. The colors are my fav using Antique Pink with black, white and grey accents. I used all 3 stamp sets from Paris Flea Market (Jumbo unmounted, Greetings unmounted & Art Nouveau unmounted). By the way they have the best temporary adhesive for unmounted stamps. There is a great tutorial on the blog on how to use their Mount It temporary adhesive. I also used the India black ink to create my background. Here is my Master board.

I had a hard time cutting my Master Board. After I finally had the courage to cut it I used Distress Inks with water on my mat and dipped it. I didn't completely ink it I just dipped here and there. I matted each one with the black cardstock and then used the pink cardstock for the base of my card. I used the ribbons from the kit and the black tag embellishment for my sentiments. 

Here are my cards. I hope this inspired you to create your own Master Board. TFL! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Little Blue Button Stamps - Easter Fox & A Reminder

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

With Easter around the corner I have a super cute image to share from Little Blue Button Stamps. I used the new image "Easter Fox". I colored it with Promarkers. The papers are from Echo Park 6x6 - Here & Now. Unfortunately the ribbon and eyelets are unknown. I used my Crop A Dile tool from We R Memory Keepers to cut the hole and insert the eyelet.  TFL! 

A reminder to everyone that my giveaway ends March 31. For a chance to win some awesome dies be sure to follow my blog. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

This Is How To Spend A Saturday

Happy Weekend Everyone. 

My "Paris Flea Market" kit from Club Scrap did not arrive in time for the weekend. I was so sad because what a kit!!! If you haven't ordered one go here and check it out. Since I didn't have it I decided to play around with more flowers. Here are the results.

For my card I used the paper from Prima 6x6 - Melody which uses all the colors I used for inking my flowers. All flowers are handmade except the pink lilies which are from I Am Roses. The larger leaves are also from I Am Roses. The small ones are cut with white cardstock with the Elizabeth Craft Design Dies - Curvy Leaves. I used distress ink with water on my distress mat, cut the leaves with my Cuttlebug, inked the edges for texture and then shaped the leaves using my embossing pen. I wanted a dropbox effect so i cut out a square and cut another square in the center for a frame. The inside part I embossed and used a distress ink to shade the embossed part only. TFL! and see you soon.

Here are the dies I will be giving to one lucky winner.  Die-Namites Caterpillar Branch and Spellbinders Spiral Blossom. The contest ends March 31 so be sure to follow my blog for a chance to win.  The winner will be announced April 1st.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February Blog Giveaway Winner

Hi Everyone,
I'd like to thank everyone who participated in my Blog Giveaway and helped with the relaunch of my new blog. The winner for my February Blog Giveaway is Julia DiKo. Please email me at so you can claim your prize and provide me your addie. Congratulations!!! 

Since there was so much support I am having another Blog Giveaway for March. Its all about Dies!  There is some Spellbinders & Die-Namites. Photos will be posted shortly. Be sure to spread the word.

As mentioned in a previous post I had many requests for more video tutorials. Here is a peak of what is coming. TFL and see you soon.