Thursday, January 19, 2017

Scrap Our Stash challenge - GOALS

Pin It Today I did a layout for Scrap Our Stash Goals challenge using this sketch AND using the word GOALS for materials

I used
G- Grandgrandchildren and gems
O- Orchid pink flowers
A- Adhesive
L- Lime green sequins
S- stickers

Here is my layout
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Scrap our stash!

SCRAP OUR STASH Tic Tac Toe challenge

Pin It This is my layout for the Scrap our stash challenge which was to use three of the items from the picture below

I chose
the center going across \
5+ patterened papers
winter theme
Journal card

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Scrap our stash challenge


Monday, January 9, 2017

Creative Scrappers and Club Scrap Color me Happy!

Pin It Today I would like to share a layout using the Club Scrap Color Me Happy Deluxe kit. I was delighted when I received this kit on a cold winters day, it made me so happy. The colors are awesome as always with Club Scrap. This is all the cool items you get in the kit.

Here is the layout I used from Creative Scrappers!

And my layout...
 From the kit I used the silver pen to color the thickers which were a glittery white.  I cut the dragonfly from a journaling card and the flowers from patterned paper.

Close up of a flower I cut from the patterned paper. The Color Me Happy Embellishment Pack Metallic Dot Stickers ( which I wish I had hundreds more of, I loved them so much) were used to embellish the center of the flower as well as around it.

I wanted to share with you a way a way I kept the lines straight when placing the triangles on the page. It was as easy as using washi tape! The washi tape lifts right up without tearing any of the paper.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the new Color Me Happy Deluxe kit from Club Scrap.
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Club Scrap Lite kit

Pin It Hi everyone! Winter is here in Pennsylvania, and it is cold! brrrrr. Not my favorite time of year, but I sure do love scrapping this snowy layouts, especially with the Club Scrap Shades of Winter Lite Kit. Look at all the yummy papers and embellishments you get with this kit!

This is my grandson enjoying the snow although I think my son is having more fun! I put the pictures diagonally on the layout. Because of that the strips that border the pictures did not fit exactly across so I cheated a little and cut them right where I place the ribbon toward the left hand side. This way I was able to move the strip over  a little so it would fit. Also instead of using two of the Recollecitons  doilies I cut one in half which worked out great. The doily is crocheted so it was a little thick, I didn't want to bulk it under the strips of papers, so again another little cheat.

The Shades of Winter Lite Snowflake Charms from the kit I embellishment with the BEAUTIFUL Shades of Winter Lite Snowflake Sparkles!
Close up of the snowflake sparkles! Aren't they gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by today and please if you don't already have kit kit, check it out here!
Have a great day!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shades of Winter Blog Hop

Pin It Hi and welcome to Club Scrap Shades of Winter blog hop. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday, I sure did! You should have come here from Lisa's blog, and didn't she do a super job this month?

Today I would like to share a layout I did with the Shades of Winter kit.


The Silver Tree Charm and greetings-to-go-iridescent-snowflakes in the kit are a perfect addition to the silver tags.

The snowflake I cut from on the Silhouette and added a glitter brad also included in the kit!
Here is an awesome cutout that I again added those  greetings-to-go-iridescent-snowflakes stickers,

Here is everything included in this amazing kit!


Next stop the fabulous Kelly!

By sure to check out the Shades of Winter at Club Scrap!
Thanks for stopping by and wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sketch Challenge

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share a Disney layout I did using the challenge from Stuck Sketches. Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout
Hope you enjoy!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge December

Pin It Happy Holiday everyone! Welcome to Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge hop. You should have come here from the Club Scrap Blog and saw what a great job Karen did!. The challenge was to do one of the member-run challenges on the Club Scrap forum. So I chose Loreedfk challenge, which was:

Create a double page layout using ONE of the following options.
1. Create a double page layout following the SHADES OF WINTER layout idea recipe card (available to kit members only).
2. Create any double page layout using the SHADES OF WINTER kit.
3. Create a double page layout from ANY kit that has something to do with winter, snow, Christmas, etc.. NOTE: You’re not limited to these ideas; these are merely suggestions to kick start your imagination.
4. Create a double page layout using any CS materials (at least 50%) which utilizes the SHADES OF WINTER color palette.

So I actually used all for ideas from above, very easy since the Shades of Winter Deluxe kit fit all of them! First lets take a look at the kit! Pretty awesome~!

Here is the layout I created using the layout recipe.

Of course using the recipe doesn't mean you can't spice it up! I added the awesome glitter brads that were in the kit.

Also instead of using two squares above the horizontal picture I used on square and adorned the pretty silver tags.
For the title I cut out the title using Greeting to Go Snowflakes and the blue and ivory text weight metallic sheen paper. I love this paper, has such an awesome shine to it! A tip for anyone using the Silhouette to cut this paper, I used the Velumn setting and set my blade at two. Worked perfectly for me!
 As you can see I really love those  Greeting to Go Snowflakes! I used them to decorate the papers along with some of the cutouts.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday!!!!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas layout

Pin It I found a new scrapbook challenge site and I think I am going to like it a lot! The site is call Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and the challenge this month was Christmas! How easy was that? Plus it got me into finally scrapping last years Christmas pictures!
So this is one of the layouts I did yesterday.

Hope you get inspired to pull out last years pictures and be sure to check out  Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge !
Thanks Donna

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shades of Winter

Pin It Greetings all! As winter approaches Club Scrap has come out with the fabulous kit called Shades of Winter! OMG, let me tell you, this kit is fabulous. Just look at all the goodies you get with this kit!

As soon as received this kit, I immediately made this layout. I knew I was going to use this photo which I had laying around for a while. It's just prefect and this one is going to go in a frame and hung up in my scraproom.
The kit comes with the fabulous Greetings to Go Iridescent Snowflakes which are so much fun to use on layouts and cards. Just sprinkle them around anywhere you want to add a little sparkle.
Also the Silver Tree Charms and the Embellishment Pack Filigree Snowflakes are perfect embellishments for your creations.
I hope you enjoyed my layout. Please visit Club Scrap and see all of the Shades of Winters options!

Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Paradise blog hop. You should have come here from the rockin' Lisa's blog!

Today we have this fabulous Paradise kit and I would like to share two layouts. The first one I did using the Lite kit.  But first lets take a peek of what you get in the Lite Kit.

Here is my layout. I used the Paradise lite rhinestone stickers from the kit on the left hand side and randomly placed them on the white space. I also used a few of the Sunflower Sparkle Stickers that I colored with some Heidi Swapp color wash.

On the left side the wood Adventure side I also used the color wash to brighten up the sign and added a ribbon. I ran a piece of Paradise Hibiscus Washi Tape as a border on both sides.

On the right side I used the Sparkle Stickers to add some bling to the page.

Lastly, I wanted to show you a close up of the some of the items from the Paradise Collection. Look at the cute Paradise Parrot Charm. Isn't it simply charming? I used the rhinestones to outline the cutout (then this) from the kit. The flowers are also included in the Lite Kit.


The next layout is a digital using the Paradise. Along with everything else there are lots of beautiful flowers and leaves to use along with some pretty fun quotes. Here is my son hanging out at the boat dock at the Royal Pacific Hotel in Universal Studios.

Here is what you get in the digital kit.
Products Used
Paradise Lite Kit
Paradise Hibiscus Washi Tape
Paradise Digital Kit
Paradise Parrot Charm.
Sunflower Sparkle Stickers
Other: Heidi Swapp color wash

Next stop the wonderful Kelly's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Creative Sketches

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share with you a layout I did based on a sketch from My Creative Sketches. 

Here is my layout of my granddaughter. I only used 4 squares instead of 9, because I only had larger photos printed.
Hope you enjoy it.
Donna Coughlin

Friday, November 25, 2016

Paradise - Club Scrap and Stuck Sketches

Pin It Hi today I would like to share with you a layout I did using the new Club Scrap line called Paradise. The line is so fun to play with and the colors are fantastic!!!
I found this sketch from Stuck Sketches and together with the kit I thought it would be perfect of my adorable granddaughter I found when going through some pics. I used Photoshop to make the pictures black and white but left my granddaughter in her "flamingo pink" outfit and to make her stand out in the crowd!

I found this awesome feathers in my stack and the colors matched great. I just had to add them and the quote from the kit was also perfect!

Here is the sketch from Stuck Sketches

Here is the Deluxe kit of Paradise.

Products used
Paradise Deluxe Kit
Paradise Lite Kit
Other: Recollections feathers, tag and Petaloo and misc flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Club Scrap Team Challenge

Pin It Hello, and welcome to the Club Scrap Team challenge! You should have come here from the very creative Kelly's blog. Today I made this layout using the Unmounted Enchanted Rubber stamp, the Girlfriends Unmounted Rubber stamp and the Sparkle Stickers. I also used the new Paradise Deluxe kit!

Love, love, love the bright colors in this kit!

Here is the layout of my adorable granddaughter that  I created. The big glittery alphabets are from Momenta.

This tag I made using the Unmounted Enchanted Rubber stamp and cardstock and ribbon from the kit. I used Heidi Swapp color shine that I picked up from Michaels on clearance to give the sprinkle look. I love this stuff, and the colors matched this kit perfectly. Also used it to color Sparkle Stickers.

At the bottom I used the same Sparkle Stickers and used the color shine to tint the flowers from the  the Girlfriends Unmounted Rubber stamp.

If you haven't one of the Paradise Deluxe kit be sure to visit the Club Scrap store and get one!
Next stop the very talented LISA!
Thanks for stopping by

Donna Coughlin


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Paradise Kit and Stuck Sketches Challenge

Pin It Today I made this layout using the Paradise kit from Club Scrap and used a layout from Stuck Sketches, one of my favorite sketch sites! Here is the fabulous kit!

And here is the sketch!
This is the layout I created. I made the flowers and leaves. The leaf edges I did not glue down, I slightly folded them up to give some depth.
This Paradise Palm Leaf Masking stencil was included in the kit.

I used the mask two ways, other than using it as a mask. First I traced it and cut out the outline on patterened paper. Then I used brown ink to stamp the veins of the leaf.

Products Used
Club Scrap Paradise Palm Leaf Masking stencil
 Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Club Scrap for this fabulous kit and Stuck Sketches to enter the contest.