Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome the Club Scrap Team Challenge Blog Hop! This is your first stop after seeing what a wonderful job Karen did for Club Scrap!

Today I made this gift for my granddaughter using the Club Scrap Deluxe Literature kit. She LOVES to read and part of her school work this year is for her to keep track of books she has read. Luckily her birthday is soon and I can give it to her.

 The first thing I did to make the book was to cover the 2 of the report card envelopes with the white paper in the kit that is precut and fit perfectly on the envelopes.

I punched a hole where the tab was, don't worry about it being off center, it is getting covered later.

I scored the envelopes, one at 5 inches from the bottom and the other 6 inches from the bottom.

 Then I went and started decorating, there were so many awesome cutout in the kit and I used almost all of them embellishing. The flaps open up and I added some cards for some journaling my granddaughter can write about the books.


The library card I figured she can list all the books she read and the dates she completed them.

On this page,a gain the flaps open up for more journaling, Of course you can make a photo album out of the as well, with lots of pockets. The small envelope I scored it 1/4 inch from the bottom and then glued that 1/4 inch part on the page.

As you can see the envelope gives more journaling! On the left side she can write all about her favorite books she read this year!

The envelope I punch a hole and added the book charm and a little ribbon, helps keep the flap down.

This last page I added the book marker from the kit, she can use it when she is reading.

Again in the middle I added another flap with some quotes from the cutouts. The right side also has a fold up for additional journaling. This time I scored the top and added three more pages to journal.
 Here is the kit with the awesome retro report card envelopes and library cards!

All products were from the
except for the brown ink from Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is the wonderful team artist Lisa!
Donna Coughlin


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Literature kit from Club Scrap and Stuck Sketches

Pin It Here is a layout I did using the Club Scrap Literature kit. I wanted to try to do something different by not using it for something to do with reading. I found this sketch from Stuck Sketches and thought it would be perfect for this trip to Tom Sawyer Island. Oops...Tom Sawyer was a book! The sheet of paper with the map and compass on it really gave me the inspiration.

 Here is the kit! Lots of yummy goodies!

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration.

The canvas banner I added some twine and some alpha letters from the title. I also love the cute little envelopes included in the kit.

I hand stitched the border with the twine from the kit. The wooden stars and arrow I actually made last year by using chipboard shapes and bark that fell from a tree. This was painstakingly hard, as the bark kept breaking and I made about 20 stars before I got a few that stayed. But I do like the way they turned out. I might have to try to do this again sometime but use a different method.

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Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Garden Shed kit with Club Scrap

Pin It Hello all, today I made this the cute layout using the Garden Shed kit. I have so many pictures of my granddaughters picking fruit from my sisters house and the farm and this kit is just perfect. Here is a preview of the kit.

 Today I made this layout of my granddaughter picking blueberries from my sisters garden. Last week I did a digital page of the same picture. I don't know which one I like better!

Here is a closeup of some of the cutouts and the buttons from the kit. Aren't those buttons so adorable?
Here is the way I make my bows, there might be a simpler way but I do it this way.
Products used:
Thanks for stopping by today.
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop

Pin It Hello and welcome to the Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop! I am so excited about this months kits!You should came here from Lisa's wonderful blog

Today I made two layouts one using the Garden Shed kit and my first ever digital layout using the Club Scrap digital kit. Take a look at both kits!

Here is my layout of my beautiful granddaughter picking apples! I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the hexagons, leaves and title. This months paper is perfect for hexagons because of the honeycomb paper, plus the bees are some of the papers and adds to the cuteness!
The flowers were actually stepping stone mold pieces that I picked up at a local craft store years ago dirt cheap!
Here is a closeup of the honeycombs. I added a few sequins around just to bling it up a little.

And here is my digital page! It didn't take long to learn and can be quite addicting! Club Scrap has made some wonderful tutorials that go step by step, anyone can learn!

Products Used
 Other products, sequins, metal pieces.
Next stop the fabulous Josette!
Thanks for stopping by!
Donna Coughlin

Friday, September 23, 2016

Garden Shed Artist challenge blog hop

Pin It Hello and welcome to the blog hop. You should have come here from Club Scrap blog and saw what Karen created! This month he theme for September is Garden Shed. We thought it would be fun to incorporate wooden elements into your projects. So this month I created this  layout using the Garden Shed kit. I'll show you down below how I made the distress sticks, without distress paint!

Here is the right side of the layout. Some of the wood elements I added were the sticks and buttons from the kit. But I also found some awesome wood alphabets and butterfly in my stash.

On the right side I also incorporated the sticks and a button.

I cut some leaves from the 8 x 1/2 X 11 garden words paper and the pieces of burlap added a feel of garden to the layout.


 The sticks and alphabets I used a Q-tip and brushed on ink. I like using Q-tips for the simple fact is I don't have to clean them and if you take off some of the cotton, it gives you better control, at least for me it works well. I also did some fussy cutting of the garden tools and found some cute brads to add.

Have you ever wanted to make something looked distressed but don't have crackle. Here is a technique I used when I turned an old door into a corner bookshelf for my dining room. I wanted to hide those radiator pipes.  This worked so well I thought I would incorporate it into the wood elements this month.

1. Paint the wood sticks from the kit with a base coat. I used gray and added a smidegeon black. Allow to dry thoroughly.
2. Brush surface with Elmers white glue and brand wood glue, a thicker coat will result in larger cracks. For my project I used one part water and one part glue.
3. When glue is tacky, apply a thick coat of top coat. In this example the top one was not quite dry, but I put the paint on anyway and it worked the same, as the bottom one that was drier. 
4. Let dry and there you have it. Sad thing is it looks like my fence out back! Time for me to start painting! But I ended up not using them for a fence like I originally intented, as you saw in the layout.
Here is the kit from Club scrap!

Products Used:
Other products, wood alphabet and butterfly, ink, paint, glue, burlap, brads.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Club Scrap Technique Challenge

Pin It Hello today I hosting the challenge over at Club Scrap! My challenge was a sketch challenge and what I did was made a card sketch and then converted it over to a layout sketch. So without further ado here is the card sketch and my take on the card using the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit. 
Here is the the same sketch but with some revisions.
I used the Club Scrap Office Space kit for this layout. I started out using the stencil on a cream sheet of paper and randomly inked the words all over with different color inks.
The chipboard are MME and Cosmo Cricket, and from Club Scrap I journaled using the Office Space Lite Metallic Jade Pen, which by the way is really awesome. I love the color and it writes so smooth!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to do the challenge at Club Scrap!
Donna Coughlin

Monday, September 5, 2016

Say Cheese

Pin It Hello, today I did this layout based off a sketch by Laura Whitaker at Stuck Sketches. I have been totally loving her sketches and it's been a great way for me to my Disney pictures done! Usually I don't like myself in a picture but this one taken by the Disney photographer is OK.  My husband and I were on our way to meet up with the kids and the photographer stopped us and I went for it.
Here is the sketch from Laura.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Disney Topiaries

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share a layout I did using the Club Scrap Garden Shed kit and a sketch by Laura Rumble from Stick It Down. When I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect to pair with the kit from Club Scrap.
I mirrored the sketch in order to keep the beautiful garden cans that were on the right of the paper.

For this banner I used to two ribbons from the Garden Shed fibers and then added the word bloom from stencils to the beautiful wood tag and tied on a silver garden shovel charm.

The buttons from the kit are just soo adorable. Cutting out a vine from the Silhouette Cameo I attached the buttons almost to mimic that were growing from the vine. Then as in all my Disney layouts I add a "hidden Mickey"(or sometimes more!) I needed more bees so I fussy cut them from one cards and used a pop dot to lift it off the paper.

Here is the Club Scrap Kit

 and the Sketch from Stick it Down

Products Used:
Club Scrap Garden Shed Kit
Garden Shed Silver Charms
Garden Shed Fibers
Garden Shed Floral Tags
Garden Shed Stencil Words
Garden Shed Wood Buttons
Other products: twine, unknown alphabets, EK Success Mickey punch

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Bubba Gumps

Pin It My favorite movie is Forrest Gump, so when I got the opportunity to go to Bubba Gumps Restaurant I was so excited! On this layout I used Creative Sketches and on the layout I used quotes from the movie. Around the circles I wrote all the types shrimp that Bubba said you could make with shrimp. IN the talk bubbles I wrote some quotes from Forrest. The title was is extremely long was something Bubba said about shrimp.

And here is the sketch from Kristine Davidson from Creative Sketches.
Products used:
Recollections Wood Talk bubbles

Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin