Monday, December 19, 2016

Club Scrap December Artist Team Challenge

Welcome to the December Artist Team Challenge. If you arrived here from Tina's Blog, you are in the right place. If at any time you lose your way or would like to return to the Club Scrap Blog just go HERE.

For this month, our challenge us to participate in one or more of the monthly challenges on the Club Scrap Forum. There are so many exciting monthly challenges over on the Club Scrap Website and each gives you the opportunity to customize it to your style and level of difficulty.

For this challenge I created cards for this months Card Sketch Challenge. This is my favorite monthly Club Scrap Challenge. It is hosted by two of the Club Scrap members and at the beginning of the month they post a new card sketch with their samples. You can recreate it exactly as the sketch shows or use your own interpretation of the sketch. This is the sketch for December 2016.

Here are my interpretations of the sketch.

When I joined Club Scrap back in 2003, I knew I was getting a superior paper crafting products with original designs and custom paper. I also knew Club Scrap products and instructions would take my paper crafting to a whole new level. What I wasn't prepared for or expecting was the community of talented crafters I would come to know and share my projects and my life with. To travel annually or bi-annually to Wisconsin to meet up with these friends and spend time creating together.  I always say that the greatest gift I received from Club Scrap is my best friend Marie who I met at the Club Scrap Retreat in 2006.

Your next stop on the hop is Roni's Blog. You can return to the Club Scrap Blog HERE.

After you finish the hop don't forget to head over to the Club Scrap Forum and check it out. If you are unfamiliar with our forum just create a free account and join in the chatter. There is really something for everyone.


Anne Marie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop

Welcome to Paradise!

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

 I was so excited for the release of this kit. I had begged Tricia for a very long time to include flamingos in one of the Club Scrap kits, I tried my hardest back when giving ideas for the Gnome for Christmas kit to include a flamingo but I couldn't convince her. Somehow at Retreat this year (it must have been a weak moment for Tricia or she just got tired of my whining) I got her to consider a flamingo! I pitched my best idea of a "Paradise" inspired kit that of course would include my beloved flamingo. I started working on a power point presentation while in the airport waiting for my flight home. I was so excited!

I have to say I was also a little nervous. I had ideas and a vision in my head and I didn't know what Jac would do with my suggestions. As usual, Club Scrap did NOT disappoint, this kit is AMAZING. It was all I hoped for and more. Gosh I really love this club!

I got a little side tracked this month with making Christmas cards so I haven't spent as much time with Paradise as I hoped. I did manage some cards for the blog hop. My first card is a simple all occasion card starring my favorite flamingo. I used the Sunflower Sparkle Stickers to add a little bling.

Next up I used the super cute pineapple stamp. I stamped it twice and cut out the leaves from the second and layered them on to the first image. I see a lot of pineapples in my future!

For my next card I created a border aroung my card with one of the stamps and using my MISTI.  How great are all these stamps? Tropical drinks and guitars.

For my last card I again used the pineapple stamp. I made a mask of the image so I was able to create a group of pineapples. I was so happy with the results.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Blog and do NOT forget to head back to the Club Scrap store and pick up your own piece of Paradise!


Anne Marie

Saturday, November 26, 2016

It's Christmas Thyme!

Welcome to the Club Scrap Christmas Thyme Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Roni's Blog, you are in the right place. If you lost your way or want to return to the Club Scrap Blog, go HERE.

Club Scrap released this years Christmas kit "Christmas Thyme" and isn't it just the cutest thing! I came across a tutorial for a paper bag album over at My Sisters Scrapper. I thought it would be a perfect gift!

What I really love about this album is it's ability to hold so many photos. Although you only use 6 paper bags to create your six pages, there are flaps and pockets on every page.

I used all the luscious papers from Christmas Thyme kit to cover every page, flap and tag.
The cut aparts included in the scrapbook kit are so incredibly cute.

There is even a waterfall on the back cover so I can include all the holiday photos.

These are pull-out tags that are stored in each paper bag. These tags will accommodate a 4x6 photo on each side!

The gold paper included in the kit is simply AMAZING! The pictures do not begin to show how beautiful  it is.

Thanks for hopping with us today. Your next stop is Annette's Blog. You can also return to Club Scrap HERE and pick up your very own Christmas Thyme collection!


Anne Marie

Friday, November 18, 2016

Club Scrap November Artist Team Challenge

Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge!

If you arrived here from Tina's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have lost your way or would like to return to the beginning, you can return to Club Scrap.

I just LOVE the Girlfriend Unmounted stamps and I knew they would work perfectly for a project I had been planning in my head.  I started with an 8 x 8 canvas that I purchased at Michael's.

I started by applying a layer of Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to the canvas.

I then took pages from an old phone book and covered the canvas. I did this to create some texture on my canvas.

After my canvas dried I added a layer of gesso.

Once that layer dried I added a layer of acrylic paint in off-white and lavender. Using my Club Scrap Girlfriends Unmounted Stamps, I stamped along the edge of my canvas. I then colored in the floral images with some markers.

I originally wanted to cut a stencil of my quote on my Cricut but I stumbled with making it work. In the end I decided to just cut out the quote and adhere it to the canvas. I added glitter to the Believe to make it stand out (it did not photograph well).

I am pleased with my first attempt at a canvas but definitely need to work on the stencil piece!

Thanks for hopping along with us today! Your next stop on the hop is Roni's Blog and don't forget to return to Club Scrap HERE and play along!


Anne Marie

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Club Scrap Literature Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Literature Blog hop! If you arrived here from Julie's Blog you are in the right place. If you lost your way or would like to return to Club Scrap just head HERE.

Recently I have been spending a lot of my crafting time trying to get my scrap room cleaned and organized. While cleaning I found a mini canvas album project that was included in the Hopes kit back in 2013. I decided to finally put it together but decided to use my Literature kit papers and stamps.

This is a great little project using two small canvas for the covers. It is the perfect size for a brag book or for wallet size photos. I am planning to use mine for my book club to keep track of the books we have read.

I just love this month's color palette. These colors will work with so many different themes. The possibilities are endless.

I just love the the little window and it was the perfect size for my favorite quote from the Literature kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You next stop on the hop is Tina's blog and don't forget to return to Club Scrap and link up your Literature creation for a chance to win a prize.


Anne Marie

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Club Scrap October Artist Team Challenge

I found this the other day and Facebook and it spoke to me. See I am absolutely on the left. I love everything about the holidays. I love the decorations, the food, the holiday movies. My family can not wait for the first seasonal viewing of the movie ELF. We have a daily family text with the ELF quote of the day and of course we count down the days until Christmas! 

While scouring Pinterest for gift ideas I came across this awesome Christmas Countdown Calendar. I knew immediately I wanted to recreate one for us and to also a few to send to my nieces and nephews. She used the ever popular IKEA Tolsby frame. Sadly there is no IKEA close to me but I found some similar frames a while back in Michael's.

I used my all time favorite Club Scrap kit Gnome for the Holidays! It was the Christmas kit released back in 2013.I started by cutting out some different shaped tags; some on the Pazzle and some by hand. I also used the Pazzle to cut the numbers and some of the inside shapes.

I decorated each flag individual using the beautiful patterned papers, the stamps and the cut aparts from the kit.

I also used bling, glitter and various embellishments from my stash.

If you are planning on making one for yourself or as a gift I will let you know that I needed to use 2.5 inch rings to hold all the banners and to give enough space for them too turn. I am so excited with my project I am not sure how I am going to wait for December.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Roni's Blog and don't forget to head back to the Club Scrap Blog and share your gift creations!


Anne Marie

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop

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


This month I created some cards using the Club Scrap Greetings to Go and the Garden Shed Digital Kit.  

Garden Shed Greetings to Go

Garden Shed Digital Kit

For my cards I started with the card bases and mats that are included in the Greetings to Go. For my first two cards I used the quad print included in the digital kit. I printed it out on white card stock and cut it to fit inside the green panels. The sentiments and ribbon were  included with the Greetings to Go.

For this card I also used one of the backgrounds from the quad print. This beautiful image is one of the digital elements that I also printed on plain white cardstock. I fussy cut the image and then layered onto green yardstick from the kit and fussy cut it again. The fiber were included in the embellishment pack.

I think this final card is my favorite because of these cute little butterflies. 

I cut two images for each butterfly to create a 3D effect. Aren't they the cutest? 

I really enjoyed working with the Digital Kit this month. It was so easy to use. I did not edit or change any of the pages. I just downloaded the kit and printed it out on cardstock. Now I have a number of pages with beautiful elements to use in my crafting. If you have never worked with Club Scrap Digital I really encourage you to check it out!

Your next stop on the hop is Tina's Blog and don't forget to add your Garden Shed creations via links party at the Club Scrap Blog for a chance to win a prize. Thanks for stopping by today!


Anne Marie