Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hell Raisers

HellRiders Sketch

Layout created for Club Scrap’s September Sketch Relay Challenge using a sketch from the Old South kit of July 2002. Layout describes the bike ride I took in July with Mallory and Bob.

All cardstock from Club Scrap. Layout base pages are from the Wheel & Sprocket Design Classic on Paisley cardstock. The sprockets were cut on my Silhouette from Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, sprayed with Smooch and touched up with Pewter Metallic Rub-ons. Title was created using sticker letters from Fiesta, also on Bristol and sprayed, then the stickers were removed leaving the letter negative space. Photos were matted with blue from Solstice. Journalling note on Solstice also using rubber stamp from stash. Chain sticker from stash is from a Karen Burniston sticker set. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Squirrely Challenge – Embossed Glossy

Head Squirrel Nancy has resumed our Squirrely Challenges with one called Embossed Glossy. As usual, I am multi-tasking with my crafting. DH required a birthday card for his good buddy. As I’ve mentioned, I’m taking an online class from Jennifer McGuire (see sidebar) so I’ve combined all challenges into one with this card. It’s a fairly simple technique and the look of it doesn’t really come across too well in my photo but, trust me, it looks like suede. Hubby requested a card with “No Tarting Up” but amazingly asked for glitter. Go figure. So I suppose I should give him Art Director credit on this as I’m sure I would have put more embellishment on it if left to my own devices.

Squirrely Challenge

The card base is from Club Scrap’s All That Jazz kit as was the glossy cardstock used for the technique. I used Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink for the brown color after running the cardstock through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder. The sevens were cut on my Silhouette layering four cuts for each one to give some dimension. I used Tiara Stickles to give the glitter look requested by Hubby. The greeting was stamped and cut out with my own hand. Unbelievable.

Thanks for looking. Feels good to be back at my craft table.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspiration Showcase–Row Two

I’m not moving too quickly on this class but have finished Row Two. I think our instructor Jennifer McGuire is up to Row Four. Oh, well, the class is available forever so I can work at my own pace. Crazy thing is, I’m also signed up for another scrapbook layout class which starts this week also. What was I thinking?

Butterflies Row Two

My colors don’t necessarily match up to Jen’s but I am following along on her techniques. This Row was all about die cuts and Cuttlebug embossing. Love those techniques and will be using most of them again in the future on cards and layouts. No stamps used on these butterflies. Only ink and embossing folders. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inspiration Showcase – Row One

I am taking an online class from Jennifer McGuire, creating a 12x12 canvas displaying shapes using various inking and stamping techniques. Jennifer's canvas uses hearts. I chose to create mine with butterflies. You all know I love my butterflies. I have finished the first row which involved various forms of resist techniques.
Butterflies Row One
Most butterflies were inked with various Distress Inks using Versamark ink as a resist. The red one with the button uses a heat embossed image for the resist. All stamps used are from my Club Scrap collection. Kits used are Be Wonderful, Arts 'n Crafts, Retro, Poetic, Haberdashery and Papillon (big surprise there!).
But haven't been able to complete any of the Bonus cards before turning out the lights tonight. Maybe tomorrow night? Stay tuned. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lucy’s Tea House

Our hostesses made a personalized house for each of us as a goodie. Lucy’s was too precious to go unnoted. It’s a Tea House. Perfect for Lucy.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Terri from Vacaville

It was good to see one of my scrappin' pals from Green Tangerines. Posted via cell phone.

The Instructor

Holding the collage piece she inspired me to create. Thanks so much for the guidance, Mary Jo.

One of our Camp Hostesses

Before the paint, Stickles and glitter started flying. Posted via cell phone.

The Paper Ho

Diane, on Paper Probation. Posted via cell phone.

Gee No

Miss Lucy is making swap cards. Posted via cell phone.

Lucy and Me

Lucy is my West Coast Scrap angel and sponsor. Posted via cell phone.

My Collage Piece

May add a photo of little Roy in his sailor suit. Posted via cell phone.


Adding color to mesh collage components. Posted via cell phone.

Collage Class with Mary Jo McGraw

Out of my comfort zone. Posted via cell phone.

Connie and Eggs

Why is her cup glowing?

Mary Jo and Me

Breakfast with a celebrity! Posted via cell phone.

Extreme Close Up

No one should be this close to my face.

Freaky Friday

It never rains in California. But the sky does get freaky. And, yes, it does rain on Scramp Camp.



The Ranch House

Great venue for this event. Posted via cell phone.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lovely backgrounds.

Lovely backgrounds.

Brayer Technique Class

Faux Sanding with Nancy. Posted via cell phone.

Puzzle pieces

Everywhere I look... Posted via cell phone.

Delivery of the ATCs

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JJ receives the goods. Posted via cell phone.

Maison des Artes

We all got personalized houses. Nancy's theme is l'oiseau and mine is des bicyclette. Posted via cell phone.


KJ and her gigantic sandwich. Posted via cell phone.

Second Stop

Lathrop. Well, I can have a treat once in awhile. Right? Posted via cell phone.

First Stop

Farley in the Pocket for ATC pick up. Posted via cell phone.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Club Scrap Card Sketch Challenge

It’s a new month and a new sketch. Here is the sketch I have posted at Club Scrap to provide a challenge for my friends over there.


I created three samples of cards using paint chips and faux paint chips to give the gals a push. The first card was created for our good neighbors, Myron and Irene. We learned yesterday that their Welsh Terrier Cardi had passed on. Having lost our beloved Cairn in January, we know well the pain they are going through right now. I didn't have an image of a Welsh Terrier so I used a Club Scrap image of a Cairn on our sympathy card. This card uses paper scraps to create the idea of paint chips. Inside I have told them that Cardi and Denni are now playing together again along with a heartbreaking poem which appeared on several cards we received in January.

Cardi Sketch

They are gone
from our sight...
but never our memory,
gone from our hearing...
but never our hearts,
gone from our touch...
but their presence is felt,
and the love that they gave us
never departs.

The next card uses faux paint chips which were included in a Club Scrap kit from several years ago called Hearth and Home.

Flutterbye Sketch

And the last one uses actual paint chips from the hardware store. Back on my task of trying to create a few Christmas cards each month so I don’t have a lot of them to make in December.


All supplies are from Club Scrap except for snowflake brads. Thanks for looking.