Friday, May 4, 2018

Lavender Fields cards--with a twist.

I just love Club Scrap's May collection, Lavender Fields. I took some time to play with the card kit this week. The folds are so fresh and unique! I added my own twist to a couple of the card designs:

Ink sprig image stamp with purple, mist with water. Stamp multiple impressions onto tan panels to create a border along the bottom of the card.

Apply clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to flowers on the wreath border. Trim cutapart and a coordinating green panel using scalloped circle nesting dies.

Stamp sprig image in two different shades of purple ink onto tan panels, using misting technique above. Use waterbrush and green and purple watercolor crayons to create the flecked background. Trim buds from one side of flower sprig to create a flat surface for gluing. Adhere with bookbinding glue in a needle-tipped applicator. Nest "Happy Birthday" cutapart onto mini doily, attach to front left flap of card.

Succulents canvas tags coordinate beautifully with this collection. Trim cutapart sentiment and distress the edges. Use bookbinding glue to adhere to dark purple panel. Attach panel to green flap on front of card.

Use bookbinding glue in needle-tipped applicator to adhere leftover bud bits (trimmed from flower sprig above) to floral frame.

How will you personalize your Lavender Fields cards?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fun cards for little people.

Just released, Club Scrap's Kids Rule card kit is perfect for the littles in your life (ages 3-10 years). The kit makes twelve cards. Tricia is sharing all twelve today, on the Club Scrap blog.

After seeing the artwork a few weeks ago, I knew I would add a little sumthin' sumthin' to the building block cards. (I loved Legos as a child. Who am I kidding? I STILL love Legos!)

Add a bit of dimension to the building blocks using Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow and Woodland Green on my cards.

After applying drops to the "Lego" cards, I thought enhancing the "flames" on the birthday candles could be fun, too!

Applying Nuvo Drops is easy, simply squeeze out product until the desired artwork is covered and allow to dry overnight.

I look forward to happy faces when I give out these cards.

Happy card making!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Prom memories on Hopes Remix

I just love Club Scrap's most recent special release, the Hopes Remix page kit. I immediately bought it and finished it in record time: I cut and assembled the pages, made dinner, ate with my family, added photos and journaling . . . all before bedtime!

Hopes Remix Layout 1 & 2

Hopes Remix Layout 3 & 4

Hopes Remix Layout 5 & 6

Hopes Remix Layout 7 & 8
Happy scrapping!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Family Reunion on Vintage Botany

I'm fortunate to be mostly caught up on my current scrapping, but I have a lot of photos from when my three kids were little and I spent most of my free time with them. Club Scrap's Vintage Botany Lite kit layouts were perfect for these family photos from 2004.

Vintage Botany Lite Layout 1 & 2

Who says you can't scrap boys on "floral" paper? I love how this layout of my sons and two of my cousin's boys turned out.

Vintage Botany Lite Layout 3 & 4

It was fun to look back at all of the Chaffey cousins when they were younger. At least six more cousins have been born since these photos were taken!

Vintage Botany Lite Layout 5 & 6

I thought the sweet sentiments on these last two pages were perfect for anniversary memories. The Mike-man and I spent the day in Chicago, then had dinner at Joe's Crab Shack on the way home. Yummy!

Vintage Botany Lite Layout 7 & 8

As luck would have it, Club Scrap is having a sale on all things Vintage Botany. Save 50% through Monday, April 2.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Make greeting cards with Club Scrap's digital hybrid freebie!

Club Scrap's digital hybrid kits are such a great value! They are designed to be super easy to use for beginners, but also to give veteran digi scrappers plenty of gorgeous artwork to play with. At less than 5 bucks a download, they are also a great way for members to supplement their kits. (Monthly hybrid memberships are just $2.95!)

If you are new to this type of crafting, Club Scrap offers a free hybrid download so newbies can play and experiment, without commitment. I recently made a handful of cards using the freebie Sunflowers hybrid kit. Simply download, print and craft!

My favorite printable file from each hybrid kit is the quad print. It features four different smaller scale prints that make perfect card panels. I always print on a quality bright white stock. Club Scrap sells my favorite 80lb super smooth white cover stock.

Each download includes a generous number of separate files. You can treat each of them as "printables": Print 'em out, trim 'em apart, and adhere to your pages or cards.

If you're a bit more computer savvy, you can customize the files before printing. For the cards below, I erased the lines from the journaling boxes and added some digital sentiments instead.

Fussy-cut the sunflower image and adhere using foam adhesive circles for added dimension.

If you've been curious about hybrid crafting, why not download the free Sunflowers hybrid kit and give it a try? 

If you already craft digitally, be sure to check out Club Scrap's sale through Monday, March 26, for big savings in their digital hybrid store!

Happy (hybrid) crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Card making with the Daffodils hybrid kit.

Are you familiar with digital hybrid crafting? Club Scrap creates a new hybrid kit that coordinates with their paper kits each month. My favorite way to use the files is as “printables”. For less than five bucks ($2.95 if you’re a monthly member), you get unlimited use of the files. Download and print. It really IS that simple!

Club Scrap's Daffodils Hybrid kit
After making a set of four hybrid cards for the Club Scrap blog, I made two more using some of the unused printables and papers from my card box stash.

What's a "card box"? It's an empty envelope box filled with leftover papers trimmed to 5.5 x 8.5 or 4.25 x 11" for card bases, and panels ranging from 3.5 x 4.75 to 4 x 5.25".

When I'm in the mood to whip up some hybrid cards, I grab the box and start mixing and matching bases and panels to coordinate with the artwork, adding stamped sentiments, ribbon or other embellishments as needed.

Vintage card stock bases and panels, Daffodils hybrid artwork, Daffodils stamped sentiment.
Quick 'n easy cards. Gotta love that!

Happy (hybrid) card making!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Silver Birch Retreat on Adirondacks Lite

I recently completed a second set of Lite pages from the Adirondacks collection. I had no problem finding the perfect photos for the layouts!

For several years now, I've been attending the Scrapbooking Retreat at Silver Birch Ranch in the north woods of Wisconsin. It's a four-day weekend filled with scrapping fun in a gorgeous setting.

Adirondacks Lite Layout 1 & 2
My daughter, Emma, came with me this time. We grabbed caffeinated refreshments for the drive up, and stopped along the way to take these stunning sunset photos of the Wolf River.

Adirondacks Lite Layout 3 & 4
We've made many friends over the years. A group of regulars, "The Divas", designed a t-shirt to sell as a fund raiser. It was fun to see a large number of attendees wear their shirts on Saturday for a photo op.

Adirondacks Lite Layout 5 & 6
It's always a fun and creative weekend with friends. This time it was extra-special because I shared it with Emma!

Adirondacks Lite Layout 7 & 8
Happy scrapping!