Friday, February 27, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team February Challenge


 I was so excited when I found out that the Club Scrap Stacked Book Box Project was to be the first Artist Team Challenge. This project turned into a true labor of love.
I knew I wanted to create a "cake" centerpiece for Valentine's Day. The idea is quite special to me as it was first introduced to me by my mom. At my bridal shower 19 years ago I walked in to find the most amazing "cake" created from paper Mache boxes painted white and trimmed with lace and silk flowers, perched on top was a Bride Barbie (total Barbie fan here). My mom had made it for me herself (she is quiet talented). She even made the Wedding dress for Barbie because at the time they did not have a bride Barbie available.

I wrapped all the boxes in the glossy white paper from the Club Scrap Picnic Collection. It is a good thing I am a Club Scrap Hoarder as this project does take quite a bit of paper. Luckily I had "a few" Picnic kits. Did I tell you, I LOVE THIS CLUB!
I used the Club Scrap Fire and Ice kit to line the boxes and create the heart on top. I used the red ribbon from the same kit to trim each box.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to hand make paper flowers for my cake. I will admit though that I came very close to going out to buy silk! They were not difficult to make just very time consuming. I tried a number of different flower dies but decided on the Tim Holtz pine cone die. After creating the roses I used some fine glitter to give them a little sparkle.
My final touch was some randomly placed pearls on the ribbon. I can't wait to use it again next year!
Thanks for stopping by. You can head back to Club Scrap to continue on and check out what the rest of the Artist Team came up with. You will not be disappointed. Then you can stop HERE and  pick up one of the Stacked Book Box Projects for yourself. The possibilities are endless!
Anne Marie


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paper Dress Return!

 Thanks for joining us on the Club Scrap "London Calling" Blog Hop. If you would like to start from the beginning, click  HERE. If you arrived from Wendy's Blog you are on the right path.

It has been WAY to long since I created a dress for the Club Scrap Blog Hop. This dress was in no way what I had planned. I had sketched my idea a number of times this month but when I sat to recreate the sketch the dress took on a life of it's own and this is the end result.

I knew I wanted a full skirt with toile incorporated with the paper. I originally planned to use my  Cricut to cut petals from the gorgeous London Calling Kit. Instead I used the 12x12 blue print and cut a full page sized flower with my Cricut.

Then I used my trusty hot glue gun to glue the toile to the back of the flower pattern.

I  glued individual layers to my mannequin to create the skirt.

I used a layer facing the opposite way for the top. I added some bling to the waist of the skirt and for a necklace. 

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on the hop is Lisa over at Rockin Paper Scissors and Glue.
And don't forget to check back on Friday as the Club Scrap Artist Team will be revealing their first ever challenge project. I promise you won't want to miss it!

Wishing you a Wonderfully 
Creative Day!

Anne Marie

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


Thanks for joining us on the Club Scrap Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

I decided to share a few pages I made to celebrate the day. I tend to be a more private kind of person. I don't tend to talk about James and I much but as I try to get pictures out of boxes and on to pages I decided to document us. We have been married for over 18 years. I am truly blessed to be able to say that he is not only the love of my life but also my best friend. He is a wonderful husband and an amazing father. He takes such good care of all of us. I could not imagine life without him by my side!

This is one of my favorite pictures taken of us back in 2004. I used  Club Scrap's Study in Red kit. This was one of my favorite kits!

For the word "Love" I used the stencil from the  Club Scrap Graffiti kit and black embossing paste. I added the arrows from the same stencil using a white pen.

For the next 2 layout2 I used the new Love Ink collection from Club Scrap. This is such a beautiful mix of past kits. For the first layout I used the heart ribbon that came with the kit. I added the hearts and rub-on from my stash and the washi tape is from Club Scrap's Take Wing.

The last is a picture of me and my girl from back in 2005 (I will eventually get caught up). The picture was taken by the same photographer who took the pictures of James and I in the other layouts.

For the background I used the Honeycomb Stencil with a white pen. I filled in some of the space with the pen and then to add a little bling I filled in some with glitter from the Lotus Pond kit. The cherish strip and ribbon are also from the Love Ink collection.


Thanks for hopping with us today. I hope we have inspired you to create your own Love project.  If you missed any of the hop or you want to play along just head back to Club Scrap.

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day!
Anne Marie