Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Club Scrap Navigation Blog Hop


Welcome to the last Club Scrap Blog Hop of 2015!
If you arrived from Marya's Blog, you are in the right place.
If you have lost your way, you can return to the Club Scrap Blog HERE and start from the beginning. 

December has been quite busy for me with preparing for the Holidays, the kids and work. Finding me time has been quite the challenge. Last week we traveled to New Jersey to spend Christmas with my family. As always I carried my scrapping supplies and the Navigation kit to try to complete my blog hop project. Wishful thinking! We had a wonderful time with the family but no scrapping happened.

Since I did not have much time for a project I decided to pull out my Navigation Greetings to Go. I have four family member's Birthdays in January and I thought I would try to get ahead with cards.

The greatest thing about the Greetings to Go is you receive a dozen cards with panels and envelopes. Pages of cut aparts with sentiments for different occasions and embellishments to finish off your cards. Club Scrap provides instructions for completing each card if you want a quick and easy way to have beautiful homemade cards, or you can just do your own thing if you need to get your creative juices flowing.

My cards are a hybrid of both options. Due to time constraints I chose a simple more streamline method for creating my cards and I only used what was included in my GTG. I used the Club Scrap instructions for ideas but changed most of the cards to some degree.

 If you haven't experienced the Club Scrap Greetings to Go you should absolutely give them a try.
What a great way to stock up on cards for every occasion and no having to run out last minute for a card!

Thanks for stopping by today. I am the last stop on the hop but you can return to Club Scrap HERE.

I hope you have a Happy New Year and the most AMAZING 2016!

Please leave some love and you will have another chance to win my holiday Club Scrap goody box.
I will be announcing the winner right here on New Year's Eve.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December Artist Team Challenge

Welcome to my stop on the  December Artist Team Challenge.
If you arrived here from Lilian's blog you are in the right place.
If you have lost your way you can return to Club Scrap HERE and start from the beginning.

This month's challenge was all about last minute Christmas gifts.
We drew inspiration from Tricia's recent blog post, 10 Gift ideas Made with Paper.
I knew immediately that I wanted to recreate the Reunion Gift Card Box.

I created them from the Watercolor Christmas Collection.
I am so in love with this kit and it's beautiful artwork by artist Swarup Murthy.
After using much of my kit to create a Christmas Pocket Album, I decided to see how far I could get with my leftover pieces.

 The holders came together so quickly and easily and I was just thrilled with how beautiful they were!


I was so excited and decided that instead of filling them with cards, I would construct a mini album to fit inside the pocket!

I used the basic structure of the Memento Holder as my guide to make my mini album. 
I changed the measurements so the album fit the inner pocket and I created the cover from a single piece of paper. 

I created my own piercing guide for the spine too!


There are so many great things about this project.
It is quick to put together.
You can change the look entirely but just using different paper.
You can fill it with cards, a mini album, a small calendar or even a gift card.
The possibilities are endless.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave some love and you will have another chance to win my holiday Club Scrap goody box.
I will be announcing the winner right here on New Year's Eve.

 Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!


Anne Marie

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the Club Scrap Christmas Blog hop.
This years special release kit is Watercolor Christmas.
Club Scrap had a guest artist for this kit, Swarup Murthy
and her work is just beautiful!

With Christmas quickly approaching I decide to make a mini Project Life album utilizing the kit. I still haven't decided if I will give it as a gift or keep it to document our Christmas,


I just LOVE the cardinal, so I decided to highlight him on the front page.

I never realized how perfectly the Club Scrap cut aparts worked for  pocket pages. They are a perfect fit! I especially loved the cut aparts in this kit and was glad I was able to use most of them in this album.


 Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave some love and you will have another chance to win by holiday Club Scrap goody box.
I will be announcing the winner right here on New Year's Eve.

I am the final stop on the hop. If you lost your way or just want to see all the amazing projects one more time head back to the Club Scrap Blog.

Or you can head to the Club Scrap store to get your very own Watercolor Christmas collection.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team Search

Are you a scrapbooker, stamper, card maker or paper crafter? Do you enjoy sharing your art via social media? Have you been on a design team before or is it something you've dreamed of doing?
Well, Club Scrap is looking for some talented crafters to add to our Artist Team.
Follow this link to find out more!

Don't forget to leave a comment. I will be giving away a pizza box of Club Scrap goodness to one lucky reader at the end of the month!

Anne Marie

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Club Scrap Sale!

Although I don't have a project to share today, I decided to share an Elf quote and an AWESOME sale at Club Scrap!

Club Scrap has the most AMAZING classes at their annual retreat and right now the projects are on SALE!
And speaking of the Club Scrap Retreat, registration for the 2016 Retreats opened today.

Run, don't walk, to the Club Scrap website and reserve your spot. You will be so glad you did. And while waiting for 2016 to get here, pick up some past Club Scrap retreat projects to work on!


Anne Marie

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Cheer

Today I am sharing a quick Holiday gift idea. 
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. I find coloring very relaxing and I love the idea of carrying one around with a set of markers to use at any time.
I also love all of my amazing Club Scrap stamps and I am on a mission to use them all (at least once).
So, I decided to make my own coloring book!

  I had bought a  spiral bound art journal at 
AC Moore and got to work making a Club Scrap coloring book!

Club Scrap has so many stamps that are perfect for a coloring book, I had a hard time choosing what stamps to use!

These are from the Woven Strands Collection. Aren't they perfect?

These next pages are from various Club Scrap kits. If you are looking for a great deal check out this grab bag of Seconds unmounted rubber!

And of course, I could not forget, Mr and Mrs Gnome!

I put this together in less than an hour. So it is also a great last minute gift idea.
I hope I have inspired you to try something new!

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Club Scrap goodie box that will definitely have a collection of unmounted stamps!


Anne Marie

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Smiling's My Favorite

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Welcome back for the second day of Elf and Club Scrap!
I picked this quote today not only because it is AWESOME but also because it goes nicely with my Club Scrap project for today!

One of my favorite things about Club Scrap is the versatility I get from their products.
I am able to create all types of paper crafts with my Club Scrap items, in addition to amazing scrapbook layouts and cards.

My project for today is a great example of this!
At work I am hosting an "Elf on the Shelf" to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit.
While on Pinterest I found this:

Elf Photo Booth with Fun Printable Mini Photo Props! LivingLocurto.com

I decided I wanted to recreate a photo back drop but I wanted to have more than one background choice. Thanks to Club Scrap I had the book board I needed to create a stand and the back drops.

I started with three pieces of 12x12 book board. I  used both side of each so we would have 6 different options. I selected some printed papers and some plain papers to use.

For the first background, I used my snowflake stamps from Club Scrap Joyful. I embossed them and added bling in the centers.

For the next one I used stamps from A Very Groovy Christmas.

The last one I decorated with sticker letters and some clip art!

For a patterned background I chose a paper from Take Wing.

And of course no holiday photo shoot would be complete with out Mr. Gnome!

I then used some random book board from my Pizza Box of Book Board to create a stand to hold the 12x12 backgrounds.
It may not be the prettiest stand but no one sees it and it does the job.

We even provided a fun box of props complete with boas, hats and mini cut outs.

A good time was had by all!

Don't forget to leave a comment. One lucky reader will win their very own Club Scrap pizza box completely full with Club Scrap goodness!

Please stop by tomorrow to see what the Elves and I are up to!


Anne Marie