Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge

Pin It Hello, Today is the Club Scrap Team Challenge! You should have came here from Club ScrapAugust means “back to school” for many households, so we though it would be fun to incorporate that theme into the August challenge. So, I created these four items that would be great for just appreciating a teacher anytime of the year!

The first is a card I created. I tied the lip balm on by punching two holes through the card and tying it with twine. I also ran a strip of tape along the back of the lip balm just to help support the weight.

Next I took a bag one of the cute little bags from Club Scrap and added the saying "Happy First Day! Looking forward to a great years! From: " by printing on white cardstock. This could be filled with small things for the teacher like candy, tea bags, pencils, erasers, etc.

Here is what I always called an apple pie box, but I think they are really called puffy boxes. I found a template for the puffy box here.
I used a piece of paper from the Club Scrap Sunflower kit, decorated it simply by adding a cutout and ribbon from the kit. On the journal card I added  Sunflowers Sparkle Stickers, to add more shine!


 Last I made a post it holder with a happy quote next to it. It also has room to hold a writing instrument such as Office Space Lite Metallic Jade Pen, which works really well with the Sunflower kit!
To make the this is cut a piece of cardboard 6 1/2 x 6 1/2, scored from the top at 1/2 inch and 2 inches. At the bottom I scored 1/4. The top I fold backwards to make it stand up a little and the bottom score is folded forward to hold a pen. The paper I made 6 1/2 x 7 and scored the top the same but the is scored at 3/4. The extra paper at the bottom can be trimmed or folded backwards. You can't see it in the above picture, but I added washi tape on the bottom fold for extra support, and it looks pretty!

Products Used:
Misc stickers and Burts Bees lip balm, post it notes.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Birthday layout

Pin It Today I did this layout using a Stuck Sketches sketch from Laura Whitaker. This is my son on his birthday in the morning. I LOVE this Echo Park mini kit that I used for this. As a matter of fact I love most of the Echo Park mini kits. The theming is with all the stickers and papers and alphabets make it easy to put together a layout.

I hand stitched around all the little asterisks as well as the large circle and the on the left rectangle.

Here is the cool sketch by Laura.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pocket letter Disney style

Pin It Hi Here is a pocket letter I made for Candi from Pocket Pals.

Here is how I wrapped it up.


Pin It The lucky winner of the Pocket Letter giveaway is.....

Melanie said...
Donna - wonderful! Thanks for the link to the beginning of pocket letters! I can't believe how much fun stuff you included - I would love to win! I definitely have several people in mind I need to create one of these for! Club Scrap is great because of the wonderful products but more so because of the bloggers like yourself who share great ideas using the quality products!

Congrats Melanie, please contact me at
Put Club Scrap winner as the subject!
Thanks again to everyone.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sketch challegne

Pin It Hi  Just adding this quickly...I did layout from a sketch at Stick it down of my granddaughter, our princess! She loves bling so I always have to add lots of bling to her layouts!

And here is the sketch!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

In the Navy

Pin It Hi, today I did layout of my dad when he was in the Navy. What I loved about this photo was that my dad wrote the names of the guys at the top of the photo (only wish he wrote the last names!)

I used the Club Scrap Office Space kit for the layout. This layout is a fairly simple sketch, I just used mostly the strips from the kit. I love the upper and lower strips of wordsthat say The Dream Team, workin' for the weekend. I am sure that is how this gang felt when they were allowed to go out on the weekends on leave.

In the picture below I took an Office Space Club Stamp File Folder Diecut, then made tiny banners from scraps of paper and the post it notes, added an eyelet and strung the leather cord through the eyelets. When I made the swirls, I dabbed a little bit of glue to the back of the leather only where it intersected. That will hold it and once it is a sleeve there will be no problem.

Products Used:

Club Scrap kit Office Space
Office Space Lite kit
Recollections alphabets


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stuck Sketches challenge

Pin It Hello today I did another layout for a challenge at Stuck Sketches!
We went to Disney's Hollywood studio in March and with my son being a BIG Star Wars fan he was thrilled when we went to lunch and they had the Dark Side Chicken and Waffles and a Darth Vadar cupcake. Sounds like a Star Wars fan dream come true! And the thing was it was really good! I cut out the Darth Vadar with Mickey ears and the Light Saber from the Silhouette, as well as the Lunch title. The Dark Side sticker above the word lunch was in a sticker sheet from Reminsce.

Here is the adorable sketch by Laura Whitaker.

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Club Scrap and Creative Scrappers Sketch

Pin It Hello all,
This morning I would like to share a layout I did using the Creative Scrappers Challenges Sketch for August.
The Club Scrap kit is BEAUTIFUL this month!  Just look at all the yummy items in the kit! I couldn't wait to start scrapping with this one!

I especially love the little wooden sunflower buttons included in the kit. I just dabbed on some ink to color them. The Sunflower fibers this month is also fabulous and really works well with the kit!

It is hard to see in the picture above, but I fussy cut out the sunflower from a second sheet of patterned paper and used pop dots to lift the sunflower off the page a little.

Here is the sketch from the very talented Kristine Davidson from Creative Scrappers!


Products used:
Club Scrap August kit Sunflowers
Michael canvas tag.
Pop Dots and  ink

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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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