Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Julie's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have lost your way or would like to return to Club Scrap go HERE.

I have decided that I need to get more of my pictures off of my computer and on to scrapbook pages. I started by cutting up my kit following the assembly line instructions. I wait until I find pictures before adhering any of the pieces though so I can make changes as needed.

My daughter and youngest son where both in the high school production of Shrek last spring.  I was amazed at how well the pictures from the play coordinated with the Sunflowers kit. This is a great example of how versatile Club Scrap kits are and also how your pictures do not have to match the theme. 

My layouts are quite simple but these papers are just so beautiful I did not want to cover them up. 

Thanks for hopping along with us today. Your next stop on the hop is Esther's Blog. Don't forget to head back to the Club Scrap blog and share your Sunflowers projects.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Club Scrap August Artist Team Challenge


It's that time of year again. I have to admit that I am one of those moms that HATES back to school time. I like having the kids home and I especially love the lack of homework, assignments and schedule. Summer is also my favorite season and back to school means the end of summer and the start to cold and snowy seasons. 

There is one aspect of back to school that I look forward to and that is shopping for school supplies. I just love all the cute stationary and office supplies. So when this month's Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge was to create a project incorporating "Back to School" I knew exactly what I wanted to use for inspiration..............Post-it notes!

Post-it notes are one of my favorite office supplies. I use them all day at work, in my scrap room and carry them in my purse.  So I decided to create different ways to protect my precious post-it pads.

 The first project is a travel holder for a post-it pad. I wanted to make holders for the kids for school. You can find numerous ideas for these on Pinterest. I knew I wanted mine to be sturdy and stand up to travel so I decided to use Club Scrap mat board for the covers. 

All of the paper used is from Club Scrap assorted paper packs I picked up last year at Retreat. I made this one for my daughter for school. The quote and flowers are from the Club Scrap Girlfriends unmounted rubber.

The next one I made for my son. The stars stamp is from the Club Scrap American Flag collection and the quote is from the Catina collection.

I wanted the covers to be reusable so I added a pocket inside for the pad to slide into.

For my second project I wanted to create a holder for my scrap table. The first holder I created using mat board and I included a frame to add pictures or sayings.

Using Velcro squares I decided to make it interchangeable. I created 3inch x 3 inch mini art work and added Velcro to the back of each. Now I can change them out depending on my mood.

I was having so much fun I decided to make a second holder using Club Scrap book board so it would be extra sturdy for my work desk. I decided to add a small divider so I could also store paper clips with my post-its.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Roni's Blog. If you have lost your way or would like to return to the Club Scrap blog click HERE. Don't forget to play along and share your creation via the linky party at Club Scrap.


Anne Marie

Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap July Artist Team Challenge

Welcome to the Artist Team Challenge! If you arrived here from Tina's Blog you are in the right place.  If you have lost your way or wish to return to Club Scrap, go HERE.

I had a lot of fun with this month's challenge which was to create ATC cards or pocket letters. I decided to create a summer theme pocket letter.

I started out creating my background on 12 x 12 piece of white paper from Club Scrap Boardwalk collection. Using paint tape I created a design.

Next I applied various Club Scrap neon inks to the page.

I removed the tape and the cut the page into 2.5 x 3.5 rectangles.

Then I just enjoyed decorating each one using the Club Scrap Boardwalk stamps. I also filled the pockets with various goodies. Goodies you can win! If you would like a chance to win my Summer Fun Pocket Letter just leave a comment on this thread. You have until August 13th to enter to win.

Thanks for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Roni at Ink Stains. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!


Anne Marie

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Club Scrap Office Space Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Office Space Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Julie's Blog you are in the right place. If you lost your way or just want to head back to Club Scrap and start from the beginning go HERE.

This month's Office Space was the perfect kit for a project I have been wanting to create for months. I have a true love of all things cute and silly. I love gnomes, flamingos, minions, ducks .... the list goes on and on. You will often find me at the Club Scrap retreat snapping pictures with one or more of my little friends. 

My desk at work is well decorated with many of my friends. With limited space they were all crammed in and hard to see. For the longest time I wanted to create some tiered shelves to provide more space for my collection. 

I started out with a package of Club Scrap 10x12 Book Board. I had measured my space and sketched my idea before carefully measuring and cutting the Book board. Using my Club Scrap Bookbinding glue I carefully glued my book board together forming the shelves.

I cut one inch strips of the cream paper and used them to reinforce the joints.  This is a side view of the build.

To cover the side I used my Club Scrap 12x12 Mat board. I ALWAYS have a supply of Club Scrap book board and mat board on hand for times like this.

I then covered the shelf unit with the super cool Office Space papers.

I was so happy with how they turned out and couldn't wait to bring them to work!

My friends LOVE their new home! I LOVE how perfectly Club Scrap's Office Space coordinates with my office space!

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Blog. Don't forget to check out the Club Scrap Office Space collection HERE and play along and link up your Office Space creation at the Club Scrap Blog.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop. If you arrived here from blog you are in the right place. If you lost your way and would like to return to Club Scrap and start from the beginning go HERE.

I found this really cute waterfall folio on Pinterest and thought it would look super cute with this month's Boardwalk kit. After all the years of album making and bookbinding with Club Scrap the folio came together pretty quickly.

It is a perfect project for a brag book, Birthday album, Graduation album. Makes a great gift. The waterfall on the right side has space for over 20 pictures and the left side pocket can hold extra pictures, tags or memorabilia. You could even add a second waterfall on the left hand side to hold more pictures.

I decided I would  use this one to create a mini album of pictures from Catie's Sweet 16 last summer. She loves Ariel from the Little Mermaid so we had an "Under the Sea" theme party. The Boardwalk collection would work well. Check back later in the week for the decorated album.

Next stop on the hop is Tina Blog. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to play along via the linky party over at Club Scrap for a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Club Scrap June Artist Team Challenge

Welcome to the artist team challenge. If you arrived here from Tina's blog, you are in the right place. If you lost your way or want to return to Club Scrap go HERE.

Our challenge this month was to incorporate the Club Scrap Hypno papers into our projects. There are three different paper packs all with bold graphics on kraft text weight paper. This paper is perfect for all types of paper crafting.

I love the masculine feel of these papers and with Father's Day and numerous birthdays I decided to focus on cards. 

I used the Hypno paper for the background and then cut random circles from my stash of Club Scrap paper. I used the Happy Birthday and circle stamps from Boardwalk to decorate the orange circle.

Thanks for stopping by today.Your next stop on the hop is Roni's blog. You can pick up your own set of Hypno papers HERE and they are currently on sale so grab them quick because they won't last long!


Anne Marie 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lovin' the Crabs!

I come from a long line of fishermen. My dad, uncles and brothers all love to fish. I grew up down on the Jersey Shore and every year we would go crabbing. We would spend the day out on the water in these small rental boats. We would catch crabs not only with traps but with lines. We would drop a line with fish on the end and patiently wait for a nibble, then slowly pull up the line so as not to knock the crab off. These are some of my favorite childhood memories of my father and brothers.
So naturally, I was beyond excited when I saw this month's Club Scrap Boardwalk kit with the crab stamps and adorable crab charms. I could not wait to play!

I got the idea for this card from Pinterest. I stamped  the tiny crab from the  Boardwalk Jumbo Unmounted Stamps in Club Scrap ruby ink and then carefully cut them out. I took a white panel and drew lines with a fine tip sharpie. I used Ranger black enamel to make the dots and added some red rhinestones from my stash. 

Isn't he just too cute. You can check out the whole Boardwalk Collection HERE


Anne Marie