Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A closer look at the special edition collections from the Club Scrap Retreat!

Club Scrap's 2017 Retreat season wrapped up this month and I am thrilled to share some of my creations made with the Special Edition Collections.

What A Ride Collection

Let me take you on a tour of some of the layouts and cards I created with one of the 2017 Retreat special edition collections. These are the layouts you can make with the kit when following the assembly instructions . . .

Check out the fun layout I created with the papers from the collection.

Rubber Stamps

Below is a set of simple yet fun greeting cards created with the What A Ride Stamps.

What A Ride Unmounted Stamp Sheet

Sweet Tooth Collection

The prints from this collection were absolutely the perfect match for photos taken at Marilee's "Sweet Sixteen" birthday party! 

And here are Tricia's totally "sa-weet" layouts.

Masquerade Collection

I created this color blocked layout featuring a black and white photo from last year's Retreat.

Once again, here are the layouts you can make if you simply follow the instructions included in the kit.

I just love this quote. It's part of the Masquerade Collection and is something I need to remember!

I loved creating cards, layouts, and projects for this year's Retreat! Visit the Retreat "Pro Shop" to stock up on these collections while supplies last!

Basking in the afterglow until we meet again . . .


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Orchard Blog Hop

Welcome to my September stop on the Club Scrap Orchard Blog Hop! Click HERE to start at the beginning of this fruity hop.

Today I've created a 6x6" any occasion greeting card featuring the Orchard Stamps.

The fruit was stamped with India Black Ink then colored with watercolor pencils. I adhered the 1-3/4" squares to the card panel with Foam Circles for added dimension. 

The watercolored panel was created with one of my favorite techniques. The mottled background technique was featured in both the Pattern Play Blog HERE and the Vintage Botany Blog HERE.  Please check those out if you'd like more details on this technique.

I like having a few pretty any occasion cards handy, and this one is ready for the pickin'.

Next on the hop is Lilian at The Leaf Studio, enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Message in a Bottle


Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Club Scrap hop, click HERE.

Retrieving the Message In A Bottle from my post box.
The Lagoon Collection inspired me to create a "message in a bottle" mailable greeting.

Did you know you can ship just about anything through the mail as long as it has a proper address? Just for fun, I mailed this bottle containing a message to my daughter.

Purchase a corked flat plastic bottle at a local craft store. 

Add a variety of items including, Lagoon Shell Sequins and Mini Bottle, beads, seashells, confetti, a mini umbrella, and of course a message on rolled up paper.

Items included in the bottle.
Message created with Club Scrap's Lagoon UM stamps.

Make sure the rolled message extends into the neck of the bottle to ensure that the recipient can remove it easily. 

Wrap Washi Tape and a small rubber band around the neck and cork to prevent it from coming loose during the mailing process. 


Cut two 2x4" Club Stamp Quad print panels. Add stamped images, a sentiment, and mailing information and adhere to the bottle with Bookbinding Glue. 

Postage to mail the "message in a bottle" was $2.67. This is a bit more than a standard letter but well worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she retrieved it from the mail box.

Next on the hop, check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is doing with the Lagoon Collection.

Wishing you smooth sailing,

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Garden Scroll Book

Time flies during the summer months and it's already time for the Club Scrap July Blog Hop. You'll have to "scroll" down and take a look at what I put together for today!

Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Collection used to create this Scroll Book

If you've just come from DebDuzScrappin you are in the right place, if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

The video below takes you on a 23 second tour of the Vintage Botany Scroll Book, enjoy!

The July Collection has a beautiful Vintage Botany theme. It didn't take long to become one of my favorites!

Scroll Book Created With Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Collection 
This month I've created a Garden Scroll Book.

Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Garden Scroll Book
To make this sweet little book, I followed these instructions, with a few modifications.

The book is petite in size measuring 2.5x3.5"and is 1" deep, it features a double-dowel scrolling feature. The scroll is permanently mounted inside the box and it can be rolled up and down to reveal a stamped sentiment!

The image on the scroll is from the Vintage Botany Jumbo Stamp sheet.

Flower images from Club Scrap's Cherry Blossoms Jumbo UM stamp set.
I took a photo of all the little parts and pieces prior to assembly. It is hard to believe these little pieces turn into a gorgeous little keepsake.

This Garden Scroll Book will make a lovely gift for a dear friend. I know she will love it!

 Next on the hop is the talented Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Thanks for scrolling though the blog hop with me.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gift Box Card

The best of June greetings to you!

The Club Scrap Pattern Play Blog Hop is underway. Click HERE to start from the beginning or to view the list of crafty bloggers participating this month. Below is the Gift Box Card I've created with this fun, vivid collection.

Gift Box Card Created With Club Scrap Pattern Play Collection
The folded card base measures 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" and holds a 2x2x2" mini gift box. I plan to put a little gift inside the box and have it sitting on my daughter's breakfast plate on her birthday next week! I know she'll adore it.

Here are a few photos taken during the construction phase.

Cutting The Nook
Assembling The Gift Box & Lid
I made a similar card for the Club Scrap Blog with the Color Me Happy Collection. For more detailed card assembly instructions click HERE

It's such a fun way to give a little gift to someone special. I couldn't resist repeating it with the Pattern Play Collection.

NEXT, on the hop, you'll have to check out what Lilian at The Leaf Studio is up to.

Thank you for hopping by.