Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Club Scrap Dahila Kit Blog Hop

Pin It Hi, and welcome to the Dahlia Kit Blog Hop from Club Scrap. You should have came here from the amazing Lisa's blog and mine is the last on your journey. Today I made two layouts using the Dahlia kit, I absolutely LOVE the colors in this so bright and cheery! But first let me show you all you get in the kit.

Here is my first layout.

The cardboard tag and ribbon are included in the kit. I added some Teresa Collins spray to give it a little color. Found the A+ chipboard in my stash and painted that white.

In the border I used a hole puncher and threaded the ribbon through the border and the felt flowers

This color resist paper is also included in the kit, just use your favorite sprays and mist away, wiping the excesss of the resist part with a tissue or paper towel. I used hot pink, yellow and where they blended together it made the orange.
My second layout is of my son and his family. I cut a vine from the my die cut machine and a while back I made the gate out of grunge board. I love grunge board but it ruins the blade in the Silhouette. I dug out my sewing machine and ran two lines of thread around the pattermed paper. I also folded over the corner and cut out some Club Scrap silk flowers to put behind it. 

Close-up of the Club Scrap silk flowers, I put a little bit of tape on the flower and folded them, and added the pearl strings from Club Scrap inside the flowers.

To make the envelope which holds a journaling card inside, I used a glassine envelope from Club Scrap. Embossed it and ran some Alcohol ink on the embossed part. Added the metal charm, some silk flowers, twine and MME tiny words. 

Products Used:
Club Scrap Dahlia Kit

Other Products, Embossing Folder, Heidi Swapp Color Wash, paint, cardstock, MME tiny words, Andironack Alcohol ink, twine, Basic Gray chipboard

This was your last stop but if you haven't checked out the Club Scrap Blog do so now! Thanks for stopping by!

Donna Coughlin

Monday, April 25, 2016

Club Scrap Artist team challenge blog hop

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Hi and welcome to the Club Scrap Artist team blog hop challenge. You should have come here from the Club Scrap blog and did you check out Karens amazing project?  This months challenge is to create flowers and/or butterflies accents. So today I made handmade flowers, I have tons of scrappy flowers on my Pinterest page that I hardly ever use, so this was perfect for this challenge. But first I want to show the butterfly I made. I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut this shape from a  coloring page I found on the internet, using the erase tool on the Silhouette I erased some of the lines and enlarged others. Coloring pages are a great tool to trace on the Silhouette.

 I cut one with the design in and one just an outline. To tie it into my flowers I used leftover tulle.

Then glued the body of the butterfly together and added some bling.

Now for the flower tutorial. After reading several blogs on how to do make organza flowers I gathered the following materials: organza and/or tulle, candle, matches, scissor, tweezers, gems or micro beads (or anything you want to use for the center), glossy accents, needle and thread, pen and something round to use as a template,( I used a paper cup) and a pot of water in case of fire (just my safety precaution!)

Cut out your shapes I used two sizes. You really don't even need to trace circles, if you can cut a decent circle your in good shape.  Don't worry about them being perfectly round, once you start singing the edges they curl up anyway and pen marks won't show! (sorry these look like hot pink but actually it is a little softer!)

I also cut a little slit around the edges, but next time I am skipping this step, don't think that it was neccessary.

Then using the tweezers be very careful and don't get too close to the flame, it melts very quickly and is flammable. I held it about an inch above the flame. You really need to find the right spot so experiment with scraps the first time you try! Once you get the hang of it, it is super easy and fun.

They shrink as you can see.  I had a three wick candle and I found out that the largest flame shrunk and curled the flowers the most. You have to experiement with that until you find what makes you happy. I know they look terrible now, but wait until you see them layered!
So your next step is to start layering, I used 5 or 6 pieces on each, but that is really up to you, could add more or use less. I hand stitched them in the center and then either used bling or a tiny piece of organza and used Glossy Accents to hold it in place.
 Here a few that I made, each one a little different. Some I used tulle and organza, some just organza.

This one was my favorite. I used tulle that I singed very lightly, the two layers of organza, another layout of tulle, and another layer of organza and topped with a gem.

Here is my finished layout. I used Jewel Dazzles and colored them pink with some color mist to make the circles that are right of the picture. I also used the color mist on the little butterflies to the left.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Club Scrap Paris Flea Market

Pin It Hi Donna here today with a double page layout. We recently went to Disney and while I wouldn't usually do two layouts of the same country I just couldn't stop using the Club Scrap Paris Flea Market kit. I just adore this kit, can you tell? LOL Here is the layout!

 The pink paper that is included is so satin like it so smooth and shiny. But what I did was spritzed it with water and sprayed it with color wash and distressed the edges.

I love the Paris Flea Market Lite Mini Portrait Frames that are also in the kit, I used the white one and added a metal embellishment in the center. Unfortanetly  I dropped it and stepped on it and cracked the right side. But no worries, I wasn't going to throw this gorgeous frame away! No way, I just wrapped a piece of ribbon around it to hide the crack! No one will ever know except you and me!

I cut the large Eiffel Tower from one of the patterned paper and used foam squares to lift it up and give it dimension on  my layout. As luck would have it Michaels store had all the Paris embellishments on sale like for fifty cents a pack. I got flowers, magnets, (which I took of the magnet and used it as an embellishment on this page) metal pieces and alphabets.

Here is the kit - beautiful !
 Products Used:
Michaels store Paris embellishments

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Club Scrap and My Creative Sketches

Pin It Hi, I found this adorable sketch at My Creative Sketches and I thought it would be perfect with this months Club Scrap Kit Dahlia!

And here is the beautiful kit from Club Scrap, doesn't it just scream springtime?
The colors are so vibrant and the papers just gorgeous!
Here is my layout. I turned the sketch sideways, only because I wanted to the quote that was in the kit. I used washi tape two ways here, I added it as the middle strip under the photo and at the top and bottom of the layout. I tore a little line of the tape off to give it a different look. Oh by the way, this washi tape is super cool, it would also go great with last months kit from Club Scrap Paris Flea Market!
I used black cardstock to help bring out the colorful papers. 

Be sure to check out the challenge at My Creative Sketches and definitely check out the beautiful new kit at Club Scrap!
Products Used:
Flower from Michaels
Jenni Bowlin Butterfly

Thanks for looking!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pin It Hi Welcome to the Paris Flea Market Blog Hop from Club Scrap, you should have came here from the very talented Lisa's blog and this will be your last stop.

This kit is so amazing, as you have seen from all the previous Artist's blogs. It is perfect for all kinds of girly layouts and vacation photos. and since I went to France, sort of (I went to EPCOT at Disney) and got some pretty cool vacation pics.  I was so excited when I got to create with this kit! Here is the layout I made of our vacation.

I cut my favorite picture of my son from that day and used the Paris Flea Market Frame Overlay Stencil on a piece of cardstock to create the frame.

By using gray cardstock and  black ink with the overlay and then matting it on black cardstock really brought the overlay pattern out.

I also used the ribbon from the kit and wove it into the Paris Flea Market Paper Lace Mats. The twig is from a local flower and craft warehouse.

In my previous post I made tons of embellishments from the lace mats, below the title is one of them.  Here I added a lace overlay on one of the Paris Flea Market Embellishment Pack White Diecuts (2pk) and an Eiffel Tower charm from Paris Flea Market Silver Vintage Charms. For a bit of fun I wrote on the tag ooh-la-la!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back at the Club Scrap blog, for more creations!

Products Used:
handmade ribbon and crocheted flowers
Twig from flower and craft store
Thanks for your comments, always appreciated!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Challenge

Pin It Hello and welcome to this month's Artist Team Challenge for Club Scrap. You should have came here from the Club Scrap blog, and saw what the very talented Karen has done with this challenge! Isn't it just awesome? This kit is just super elegant and gorgeous, and wait till you see what all the Artist Team Members created, you will just be so excited to go out and order this kit if you haven't already!

The team had to create a project that demonstrates AT LEAST three fresh/unique ways to use either the White Die Cuts or Paper Lace Mats, so I chose the lace mats, but I couldn't stop at just three, I kept finding new ways to use these mats. Now I have tons of embellishments made ready for some projects, and you will see below one of those projects. But first let me show you what I did with the lace mats. First I made an umbrella (directions below) and a flower vase.

First thing I knew I wanted to  make an umbrella for the lace mats. I cut the mat ...

and folded

Next a  border.....
And another type of border...

Another way to use the border...

 A transparency could be used as a project life project ....

An envelope love the look of this one! ...

 Some tags and journaling card, could be used for project life as well.

And finally cut some outlines of flowers or any other design from you Silhouette or Cricut and add lace to the back. Here I made flowers three ways and that awesome bird, that I really love!

Here is one of the layouts I did with this kit! It is of my granddaughter, the title "belle fille" means beautiful girl in French.  Be sure to  check back later with other layouts I did with this kit, I am telling you, you have to get this kit, it is gorgeous! I did make some changes to the some of the lace mat embellishments. I added a charm from the kit to the black tags and swapped out the brad for a smaller one, the umbrella I added a tulle ribbon, the flowers I changed the embellishment for silver brads, the envelope I added black cardstock inside to help make it stand it out more on the page, and the flower vase I made whole new one using the same flowers but added, tulle, a metal locker tag, a feather, and leaf stick pins.


Your next stop is at Lisa's Rock Paper Glue blog! She is going to have quite an awesome project for you to see!

Products used:
Making Memories Embellishments
Misc. Brads
Misc. Gems
 Little Yellow Bicycle Stick pins
locker tag
Momenta charm
Teresa Collins Butterfly
Thanks for stopping by!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Using stencils

Pin It Here are some layouts I did using stencils.

This one I used the brick stencils two ways. Directly on the paper by putting gesso on the stencil and stamping it onto the paper (Upper left corner) then I used it on a piece of cardstock (Upper right corner) and torn and inked the paper and used it around the layout.

I used a netting stencil in the center of white cardstock, and rubbed paint around the edges.

Here I used Gesso and used a clock stencil around the the layout. I think the title tells why I used clocks!

This is on silver paper, this layout has special meaning to me, my son has Aspergers, and everything is either black or white, probably not the best layout I ever did, but the one that has the most meaning. The reason I chose the brick was to tell my son that no disability should be a brick wall and he can break through it, and I hope to give the effect that the wall is disappearing into the background.
 Here I used milk paint and stencils. I used bubbles to represent water.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Valentines Day Party with Crewel and Unusual Kit from Club Scrap

Pin It Hello fellow scrapbookers,
Today I would like to share with you a double page layout I did using the Crewel and Unusual Kit from Club Scrap.

First of all I really have a problem with empty space on my layouts! So will playing with the papers I decided to bring out my stash of embroidery floss from when I use to do counted cross stitch (pre scrapbooking days!). First I cut out the the flowers from the patterened paper and glued them on the my layout. Looking at the patterned paper I tried to recreate some of the swirls and drew them on my layout. Take a needle I pre-poked the holes just to make it easier to sew. Don't worry about the pencils lines, they get covered up by thread.

And here it is finished. I decided to add some leaves after I was done sewing the vines. I really like how it turned out.

Here is the finished left side. I took some red floss and went around the patterened paper. Both the gold ribbon and red twine is from Club Scrap.

Here is the left side. I cut the hearts from Club Scraps Patterened paper, punched holes on either side of each heart, and ran some gold and white floss through them, leaving the floss loose, so I could swirl it.

Here's a close up of the banner.
Again with the stitching around the title.I love the cute little doilies I picked up at Michaels on sale.

 Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin
Products Used
Ribbon and red twine from Club Scrap
SEI alphabet
Recollections Doilies
DMC embroidery floss