Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Just a quick card using a Silhouette bunny face cut and my new Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamps along with a little Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Happy Easter to all of you. Don't eat too much chocolate.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Club Scrap Bookshelves Blog Hop

I was invited by Karen to join the Club Scrap Bookshelves Blog Hop. Thank you for joining me from ShonaScraps. For this hop, we all created projects using components from the March kit from Club Scrap called Bookshelves. I am primarily a scrapper, so I chose to do a layout. As I only have the digi version of this kit, I was forced to improvise. I used digital images from the Bookshelves kit printed on cardstock from the Connections Retreat kit from 2010 along with a bit of ribbon embellishment from that same Connections kit.

I printed the globe and row of books twice onto Bristol Smooth paper using my inkjet printer. I allowed it to "cure" for a day or two so there would be no smearing when I used my water based media on it. The books colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. I cut out a few of each set of books, mounted them on dimensional squares and then coated them with Glossy Accents. For the globe, I used a stencil which was part of the Bookshelves kit and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean (how original) and Shabby Shutters.

This layout has special meaning to me as this is a song my hubby often sings to me in his silly fashion. We decided it would be perfect to use for photos of our long-ago trip Down Under for all of the strange sounding names we heard and saw. Featured here are Timaru, Kawakawa, Ohaeawai, Katikati, Kowhai and Taroom. Such great memories.

Thanks again for joining me. Now you can hop on back to the start of this fun at Club Scrap Creates in case you've missed any hoppers along the way.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Club Scrap Bookshelves Blog Hop Sneak Peak

Be sure to join us tomorrow for the Club Scrap Bookshelves Blog Hop. This is a little sneak peak of my project. Hope to see you soon!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Outback 1989

This was as far west as we were able to travel on our first trip to Australia. I call it the Outback although I'm sure those who live there do not consider this to be Outback. We did travel about 124 miles on dirt road to get to our destination so it felt Outback to us. I used a Far & Away Scrapbooking die cut and Stamping Station OZ stickers. It feels so good to be using these supplies I bought years ago for this scrapbook. I also hand lettered the title with Pastel Chalk Pencils. I made this title at least ten years ago. Just now getting around to the layout. Oh, well, at least it's finished. Now I have to find another title I made that same day for another Outback page. Oh, dear. The paper is from Club Scrap's Down to Earth kit. All edges inked. Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle spray used on botanical die cut. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Airlie Beach

Our northernmost point on the trip to Australia was Airlie Beach, a resort town. It was a highlight of the trip for reasons which will eventually be documented in my scrapbook. For now, these are my photos of our visit to Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Island Resort. Created on Castaway kit by Club Scrap. Used Distress Stain in Shabby Shutters along with Smooch spray to make some art media sheets to cut up as mats for PSL. This was also posted for the monthly Sketch Relay challenge. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Learn Something New Every Day 2

Day Two of my class. Moving along quite smartly, aren't I? For this assignment, we were to reflect on teachers in our life. I chose to discuss my photography instructor Rebecca Gregg at Sierra College. She taught me many things about photography and I am forever indebted to her for that. We have drifted apart but every day I think of her as I click the shutter. For this art journal page, I used Crushed Grape Dylusions spray as a base. Then my new favorite Camera stencil from Prima with Dreamweaver Matte Black embossing paste. Computer generated journaling and a few wood embellishments and it's done. I tried new supplies and a new stencil so I definitely learned something new. Thanks for looking. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sydney Opera House

Still trudging along in Club Scrap's Pro Scrapbookers League. This week the challenge is to use Art Media on our pages. On this one, I used Indigo Blue Inktense pencil to accentuate the outline of the Opera House on the left blue print. On the right side, the purchased die cut of the Opera House has been given some bling with Glimmer Mist in Pearl. Club Scrap kits used are Destinations, Scholarship and Sparkle. Such great memories of a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekly Chronicle - Week 11

This week, the Weekly Chronicle challenge was to feature colors. I tried to focus on a different color every day. Some days more successful than others. Used components from Club Scrap's digi kit called Up, Up and Away. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Stephen's Cemetery

Layout for Pro Scrapbookers League created on Club Scrap's Framed Remix and Blossom kits. Pictures are from a visit to see my Dad and brother at the cemetery as well as do a little letterboxing afterward. Did you know cemeteries are a great letterboxing site? Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First We Eat

Another layout for PSL. This one was created with the Club Scrap Michael Strong Retreat 2010 Connections kit. Stamps from Bon Appetit and Full Circle. Photos are from January 2012 again. Dinner and a movie with Teresa, Bob, Mallory and Jeff. The stamps were perfect.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekly Chronicle - Week 10

Another Project 365 layout completed with the digital kit called Bon Appetit from Club Scrap. Becky Higgins template from Jessica Sprague. Also posted for my PSL digi team. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Learn Something New Every Day

Last September, Farley and I took a class from Shimelle called Learn Something New Every Day. I failed miserably at it with so much else going on that month and fully planned to eventually get back to it. The "every day" part of it is what I found overwhelming. So I am going to try to complete the class by learning something new every WEEK, still following Shimelle's thought-provoking prompts. This week's prompt was to talk about my latest Big Adventure. Which in my case was the first ever Beer Tasting Class on DH's birthday.

In addition, I decided to use the teapot shaped book which was one of our goodies from West Coast Scrap Scramp Camp. I have never attempted an altered book of any kind, much less one in the shape of a tea pot. So I'm not expecting much of myself. It is a learning experience and one I plan to hammer out if it takes me forever. 

I used so many different things on these pages that I've forgotten what they all are. I know I used matte medium and Dylusions sprays along with stamps (Club Scrap and others) and a Silhouette cut stencil and even a little bottlecap shape cut on my Cuttlebug. The journaling was computer-generated and cut into strips. Please be kind and thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere

Still plugging along with PSL. This is an Assembly Line layout originally assembled in 2010. Yes, they sit around that long waiting for completion. I made it with the Adobe kit from Club Scrap. Photos show a beer tasting excursion to Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico in January of 2011 with Teresa, Mallory and Jeff. Good times.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Best O' Luck

Last one for this week using the Simon Says Stamp Friendship Flowers kit. Same as yesterday with different paper and a different sentiment from a Studio G Dollar set. All edges inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hello Spring

Yet another simple card made with that Simon Says Stamp Friendship Flowers kit (which is sold out, I see). I haven't yet cracked open the stamps. Oh, wait, that little sentiment up there is from the set. Maybe soon I'll be brave enough to color some of the adorable flowers. This card is very clean and simple. I cut the banner shape with shamrock on my Silhouette. I have also used it for a Simon Says Stamp Challenge requiring A Bit o' Green.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Bushel and a Peck

Another card made with my Simon Says Stamp card kit and the stamps from Darcie's. Love these little critter stamps. They are adorable. All edges inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I colored a bit of the chick with Distress Markers. Still not brave enough to color. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

All Ears

It's that time of the month again. Time for me to post another sketch over at Paperartistsonline. Only five days late this month. Oh, well, better late than never. So here is the sample card I made for the sketch using the March Simon Says Stamp card kit called Friendship Flowers. It comes with the best flower stamp set ever but in this case, I wanted to make some Easter cards. So I used my latest purchase, a Darcie's set called All Ears. The critters are too cute and the sentiments are adorable. I did a tiny bit of coloring but I'm not feeling brave enough yet to go all out on the coloring craze. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly Chronicles - Week 9

Another busy week. This digi layout uses papers from Club Scrap's new kit Bookshelves along with overlays from the Short Sleeve Pants kit. Thanks for looking.

Beer Happy Birthday

A fun layout covering several birthday outings celebrating DH's birthday last weekend. I used papers from Club Scrap kits - Apothecary, Gratitude and Ornamental. The little embellishment cards were cut on my Silhouette and then colored with Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany. Love that Silhouette. This was posted for the PSL challenge this week to use curves on the layout. This was accomplished by using the curved title strips from Apothecary. I used a template to gang print all of the photos which makes building a layout much easier if I have a lot of photos I want to include. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

You REALLY Mean the World to Me

So I went to work on my digi card, printed out some of the components on Bristol smooth and made a hybrid card to fit Nancy's Squirrely Challenge. All paper except Bristol is Club Scrap. I also used this card in the Monthly Card Sketch Challenge at Club Scrap. The graphics and panels are from Club Scrap digi kit. To fit Nancy's challenge, I used a new tool - the Memory Box Piestra Tile die on the black strip,  the Floral Fantasy embossing folder on my circular shapes, and something from my stash which is metallic rub on cream that I've owned for about 85 years and never use.  Oh, and the card had to be masculine, or fit to be sent to a guy. I think this fits the bill. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 1, 2013

You Mean the World to Me

Just a quick digi card I put together this evening to provide a sample for the Club Scrap March Card Sketch Challenge. I used digi components from the new Club Scrap Bookshelves kit. Love the images in this kit and think I'll be using them quite a bit. This also meets my PSL challenge of using curvy elements on my card. Those curvy elements were created in Photoshop. And to any Squirrels wondering where my February Squirrely challenge is hiding, you may see this very soon in a paper form. Thanks for looking.