Friday, July 29, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge and Giveaway

Pin It Hi and welcome to the Artist Team Challenge and  a GIVEAWAY! You should have come here from the Club Scrap Blog and did you see the fantastic job Karen did!!!

Todays challenge was  to create Artist Trading Cards or a Pocket Letters which are very popular right now. ATCs are 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of artwork...the size of a playing card or sports trading card. The idea of creating nine ATCs to fit into a Pocket Trading Card Protector and mailing it to a friend became the “Pocket Letter”.

I heard a little about Pocket letters but after researching them, I became hooked! Here is a great link from the lady that started Pocket Letters - Janette Lane. But first here is a look at this months Club Scrap kit Office Space, which gave me the inspiration to do a pocket letter!

ALSO, since Club Scrap has been so generous to me I thought it was time to pay it forward. One lucky winner who leaves me a comment and tells me what you like best about Club Scrap will win this pocket letter. (Also let me know if you are interested in winning this!) You will receive all the goodies and I will throw in some other Club Scrap items to use in your own Office Space creation! I will draw the name around August 11th, so be sure to check back here on my blog for the winner.

So I started off trying to think of what items to put in my pocket pages, and I found tons of ideas in the Club Scrap store! Here is a list of what I came up with.
Wood, washi, tickets, felt, stickers, puffy patches, charms, buttons, keys, silk tassels, ribbons, brads, paper clips, tags, bling, gems, beads, pearls, post it notes, mini frames, flair, enamel dots, foil, twine, envelopes (with the letter inside), flowers,  metal, clothespins, templates, chipboard, canvas shapes, acrylic pieces, rub-on's, banners, sequins, die cuts, mini ruler, mini hangers, doily, bottle caps, eyelets, fabric, fibers, stamps, paper umbrellas. I have also seen food items such as small candies (like a mini Hershey bar), tea bags, stick of gum.

Here is the front and back of my pocket letter. I have so many embellishments on this I will show close-ups below of some of the rows.
This is my favorite, I have Recollections flowers and Club Scrap Washi from other kits and the post it notes from the Office Space kit.
 As with all pocket letters you add a letter note to the person you are sending it to. Here I took felt buttons from Dahlia kit to add to the envelope that was in the Office Space kit.

Just three cute quotes,  I added the metal ruler from the Office space kit

Here I made a retro stencil to include in the letter, the ribbon is from Club Scrap.

This has tons of embellishments, twine, buttons, brads and in the center I made see thru pocket (although you can't see thru it anymore!) stuffed with lots of ephemera, clips, brads, buttons,etc.

 Here are just some of the products Used:
Club Scrap kit Office Space
Office Space Embellishment Pack Ruler Charms
Office Space Embellishment Pack Silver Clips
Office Space Mini Coin Envelopes
Office Space Lite kit
Office Space Memo Stickers
Dahlia Embellishment Felt Flower Buttons
Celebrate Embellishment Pack Paper Fastener
Crewel & Unusual Embellishment Pack Silk Tassels
 Dahlia Embellishment Round Kraft Tags
Crewel & Unusual Heart Charm (from the Lite kit)
Office Space Ribbon
Moroccan Spice Ribbon
Crewel & Unusual Embellishment Pack Red Heart Brads
Paris Flea Market Lite Vintage Lace Washi Tape
Dahlia Butterfly Washi Tape
Big Top Striped Washi Tape

 PLUS much more!

Next stop the very talented Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Office Space Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the Club Scrap Office Space blog hop. This is your last stop and you should have came here from the talented Lisa's blog. Here is all you get in the Club Scrap deluxe kit! I just LOVE the retro papers in the kit and all the fun embellishments in the kit, so many possibilities!

The photo is of my mom at work at the office. She was probably on 16 or 17, she quit school to go to work, and at that time offices did not even care if the girls finished school. If you could type or file you could go to work.

Don't you just love those retro papers?

The little memo stickers are so much fun, I wrote little notes, like "due today", and "set up lunch meeting for the boss". The pink typewriter I cut from one of the patterned papers from the kit.

Here is the title that I created. I found the typewriter keys alpha and it was perfect! Girls I cut the letters from the Silhouette Cameo, adhered it to a file folder from the kit and ran stitching across.

Products Used:
Club Scrap Office Space kit
Office Space Embellishment Pack Ruler Charms
Office Space Embellishment Pack Silver
Office Space Memo Stickers
Misc embellishments
October Afternoon 9-5 Miscellany
Echo Park Alpha stickers

Be sure to go back to Club Scrap if you haven't already checked out the fabulous post from Karen!
Thanks for stopping by

Donna Coughlin

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stuck sketches challenge

Pin It Today I did this layout using the Stuck Sketches sketch.
My son loves his football team, and lives football all year round! They actually have workouts all year round, which is very good for a teenager. Here are some pics from last years games. The only real drastic change from the sketch is instead of a circle I cut out a football from my Silhouette Cameo and used that instead.

Here is the sketch from Laura Whitaker. This sketch is so pretty. I think I might have to use it again!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Creative Sketches Challenge

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Hi, today I did lately based on the challenge from My Creative Sketches. Last year my son's school had a mini thon to raise money for cancer. The pictures were from a photo booth the school had at the thon, and I was surprised my very reserved son was the one in the pink hair. The pictures were actually a postcard that was printed out, so they are kind of small. I am in that stage where I can't make cutesy boy layouts for him anymore, so time for the grunge stage! LOL. Also be sure to read my post below for a pocket letter giveaway I am having.
Here is the great sketch from Christine Myers!


Pocket letter giveaway

Pin It Hi I am giving away a pocket letter starting July 28th, leave a comment on the post from that day, and I will draw one lucky winner to win a pocket letter from me. Here is a sneak peek of some of the goodies that will be in fun filled pocket letter with goodies from Club Scrap.

If you haven't heard about Pocket Letters here is a link that will tell you all about them!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Creative Scrappers challenge

Pin It Today I did this challenge using  sketch and the free cut file from Creative Scrappers.

The only thing I don't like about this layout is I sprayed a little too much ink, my intention was only to spritz it a little bit, but the nozzle was more powerful than I thought. Anyway, I feel the need to go back and redo this layout! What to do, what to do?

 Here is the sketch designed by Kritine Davidson.

And the free SVG cut file you can get from Just Nick.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Stuck Sketches July challenge

Pin It hello, today I did this layout using the great sketch from the very creative Laura Whitaker and her blog Stuck Sketches.
And here is my take on the sketch. We recently went to Disney and  my husbands favorite ride is the Great Movie Ride. I used mostly Simple Stories Say Cheese papers and embellishments. The gold Mickey head was from the Disney Cruise we went on. There is a show gold the Golden Mickeys or something like that and when the show was over all the gold Mickey heads came down from the ceiling. Of course being a crafter, I was there scooping up as many as I could. My family that I was nuts, but they are use to me doing crazy things!


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Pin It Hello Donna here with a layout I did using Club Scrap's new July Kit called Office Space. Here is a peek of what you get in the kit. Of course this kit is fabulous for office layouts, but today because it has such a retro look, I wanted to do something different.

Instead of cutting squares and trying to place them evenly across the paper, I used my die cutting machine and this way I can add the paper to the back. Not only is this good because your squares are straight but if you see a  pattern you don't like where it is after you are done, it can be removed it easily and replaced with something else. I photographed this against green background for dramatic effect but on my layout I used pink. I put a piece of patterned paper in the bottom right hand corner so you can get an idea of what it looks like.

My mom grew up in the 50's with costume jewelery and mink stoles! She had a barrel of her clothes and I remember wearing that mink stole when I was kid. The chipboard pieces and the cards below the title, I had in my stash since around 2005! I knew I had these pictures of my mom and someday I was going to scrap them. Better late than never! And since she was always about bling, I added some gems, jewels and sequins. I think she would have loved this layout!

The border under the picture is from the Silhouette store and is called borders round square retro #9877, I thought it was perfect for this layout.

Here is a close up of the title and those cards. If you can't read them they are quite humorous. The first one say Glamourious, she puts the "high" in maintence (definitely my mom! lol) and the second one reads Vixen, She is irrestible to men.


Products Used:
Club Scrap's new July Kit Office Space
Misc bling, jewels and sequins
Glamourious and Vixen cards (unknown maker)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Club Scrap Boardwalk and My Creative Sketches Challenge

Pin It Hello Today I would like to share with you a double page layout I did for the challenge over at Here is the sketch creative by Liz Chidcester

And here is my layout~ I used the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit which is just sooo adorable! I love the old fashion feel to this kit. The cutouts are so much fun as well.

The first page the two cutouts (the one with the bathing suits on, and the other with the umbrella) actually open up to reveal journaling and more pics. I will show you more of further down in the post. The flip flop are foam which I was about to throw out when I was going through my stash this year, but for some reason kept them. Glad I did.

Again the lobster card opens as well to reveal journaling and a picture.

I simply glued two pieces together after I scored the front to help open the card up. Great way to add some extra pics. This page has one of the Club Scrap Oval stickers that are adorable as well!

To make a pull tab for these cards I took a the fabulous engraved shell wood buttons from the kit and ran some twine through and knotted it on the back. To make I put  a pencil in the loop of the twine to hold it in place while I tied the back, this way all my pulls were consistent.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Club Scrap and my Creative Sketches.
Products Used
Foam flip flops
Other sticker?



Friday, July 1, 2016

Stick it Down Sketch

Pin It Hi, I did the other sketch from Stick it Down today as well.  This was one of many layouts I am doing from our recent Disney Trip!

And here is the sketch designed by Evelyn Holmberg.

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Valentines Day Layout

Pin It Hi today I did this sketch about my granddaughters Valentines Day Party. The DCWV Cherry Limeade Paper pad was perfect because it had the pinks but also had green in it which was great because the photobooth background on some of the pictures were green.

This layout was done using a sketch from Stick it Down blog, which I have been loving their sketches!

Here is the sketch from the Stick It down blog
Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Boardwalk Blog Hop

Pin It Hi everyone and welcome to the Club Scrap Boardwalk Blog Hop. You should have came here from the awesome Lisa's Rockin paper scissors and Glue blog.  Today I would like to share with you two projects I made with the Boardwalk kit from Club Scrap.

This first project I took the Boardwalk Lite Printed Bags and made this cute popcorn bags for my granddaughters. My daughter likes to control how much they eat so this is a way to control the amount, otherwise they would eat the whole bucket, but who can blame them!  Of course Grandmom can always refill the bag!

These were very easy to make just add on any of the elements from any of the Club Scrap Cutaparts such as the Boardwalk Lite 12x12 Cutaparts or the  Boardwalk Embellishment Cutaparts. There are so many possibilities. I also used the Boardwalk Lite Fibers, Boardwalk Lite Kraft Tags, Boardwalk Lite Red Tags and the Boardwalk Lite Summer Fun Stencil, which are all included in the the Boardwalk Lite kit. So don't be "shellfish, share that sunshine!" 

My next project is a mini album made from the same bags as above.
The first thing to do is cut one 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 for the front, score at 1/4 on the left and back cover cut 7 1/2 x 5 1/2. Glue the back to the front at the score line. Then use a hole punch and punch two holes for ribbon or you can use metal rings. also line up the paper bags and punch holes in them as well to match your cover.

Here is the finished album.

Here's a video to show the rest of the album. Enjoy!

Decorate each page with the Club Scrap Kit and just add photos!
Thanks and as always comments are appreciated!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Harry Potter mini album using Club Scrap Hypno papers.

Pin It Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team challenge blog hop. This is your first stop after visiting Club Scrap Blog and saw what the very artistic Karen created with the Hypno kit!

Today I would like to share with you a mini album of a recent trip to Universal Studios and the pictures from the Harry Potter parts of the parks. Bare with me ALOT of pics! All paper unless otherwise noted is using Club Scrap Hypno papers. And I used so bits of my stash I will try to note that as well. These papers are a lot of fun!

Here is the cover, the name I got from one of the books Harry Potter used at school. I used the Creative License Lite Silver D-Rings and Screw Top Brads and the stars from the Boardwalk Wood Veneer Tags and Stars which I painted black. The D-rings and the metal glasses I used embossing powder on them to make them black. Those glasses I had in my stash forever, and finally used it. I think I got it from a CKC show. Each tab of the book I used Moxxie Harry Potter paper which had  words Harry used with his spells. Also on the cover Tim Holtz Key plate and bottles.

Closeup of the closure, added metals charms to the chain. As you can see each page has a tab with a magically word from the Harry Potter books on it.
The "Eye of Newt" bottle I made by painting the bottle black, then added silver glitter paint on top. I then took Tacky Glue and very tediously painted the eye and the word Newt. Putting on several coats and let it dry completely, I took some white Ranger crackle ink and went over it again. The other bottles are filled with purple glitter and green micro beads.

 Here are some of my favorite pages from the album!
 This picture is of the castle ride, and opens up to reveal more pictures! This is the only place I used a Moxxie sheet of paper. See next photo for the unfolded pictures. I think the chipboard piece at the bottom is Bo Bunny.

To create this page, simply folded a paper in four and add photos, this is a super easy way to add lots of photos.

Here is the train station, this place was huge! I used the Hypno papers as well as 7 gypsies Ephemera and Moxie sticker.

All the luggage waiting to be put on the train, even Harrys owl was waiting.
Transparency is Tattered Angels transparency but I backed it with the back side of the Hypno paper.

More pictures of the train. The ride was totally awesome, just so different and if you are Harry Potter fan you have to go there!  Train sticker is Crate Paper I think, and 7 Gypsies Ephemera.

The Hogwart Express finally arrives! The train takes you from Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure, which is awesome way to get there, you don't have to walk through City Walk to get to the other park.Again I used a Tattered Angels transparency.

The is in Diagons Alley, every 15 minutes the dragon on top of the building spits out fire, pretty cool. The tag I made using blank chipboard covering them with the Hypno paper and used Moxxie rub on's.

And finally my OBSESSION with BUTTERBEER! I totally love this stuff. Every time we go I have to get two of them (at different times of course!) My husband doesn't get it but then I am sure all scrapbookers understand obsessions! The obsessed sticker I found in my stash and was perfect!

Products Used:
(other products mentioned above)
Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is the super talented Lisa's Blog!