Monday, May 30, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge

Pin It Hello and welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge. Todays challenge was to make handmade project that includes metal or faux metal elements.
You should have come here from Club Scrap and did you see how wonderful Karen's project is?

Today I would like to show you how I made some faux metal elements using the silver paper that is included in the kit. But first here is the layout I made of my son on his first day of driving (me crazy!).

This is how I made my gears that I used for a border. First I took a piece of the shiny silver paper and spritized it with water.

 The I used four colors of perfect pearls, silver, gold, green and blue. I just randomnly sprinkled it over the paper.

Then I used a paint brush and dabbed the pearls to mixed them and blend them.

Take a blow dryer and when it is dry, repeat the process but this time only spritz it with water, and sprinkle the Perfect Pearls over the paper, and dry. By not blending with the brush this time, it gave it more texture.

Using the Silhouette Cameo I cut out a bunch of gears. Here is a closeup of the gears, on some of them I added a brad in the center.

Here are some of the embellishments for the kit, the top is a key and chain, the middle one is a bottle cap with some a wheel from the paper.

Your next stop is the very creative Lisa's blog!

Products Used:

Creative License Club Scrap Deluxe Kit
Creative License Lite Kit
Creative License Embellishment Pack Silver Ball Chains
Creative License Embellishment Pack Key Charms
Creative License Lite Chrome Bottle Caps and Epoxy Stickers
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Misc Brads

Thanks for stopping by today!
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap May Blog Hop

Pin It Hello and welcome to the Club Scrap's May Blog Hop featuring the really awesome kit Creative License. You should have come here from the very talented Lisa's blog! Here is this awesome kit!

Today I did something other than a layout! I made this box for my son's desk. He has pencils, erasers and tons of other stuff all over and I thought this would help him get organized. But once I gave it to him he had another use for the box. He decided to put his Wii games in it and it was a perfect fit for them! Plus the CD envelopes are great holding game Cd's that he lost the boxes for (Or - temporarily misplaced, as he would say!)

First I took 2 CD envelopes (lesson learned: paint all edges first, I didn't do this and I had to go back and fill in later, good thing this project was grunge looking so any mis-painting fits in!) Cut a 5 1/8 square from corrugated cardboard, I used the box from my Club Scrap kit.

Next I took clear tape from the makers of Duck Tape and taped the envelopes together. The flaps go on the outside of the box. Before taping the box together cut out 2 sheets of cardstock to line the inside of your box. The measurements are 5 x 10 1/2. Score the paper at 5 inches and 5 1/4. This will fit nicely into the corner of the envelope. I then taped the corrugated cardboard square to the bottom, and covered that in gray cardstock as well.

Then decorate with the papers from the Club Scrap Embellishment Kit. I also cut gears from the Silhouette using the gray cardstock in the kit and distressed them with black and white paint and some green mist I made from paint.

The key and speed limit sign I found in my chipboard stash, and painted that as well.


I took a strip of paper to finish off the top of the inside.

This is the last stop but be sure to leave a comment at Club Scrap!

Products used:
misc chipboard
Clear  Duck Tape
Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated!
Donna Coughlin


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Stuck Sketches May 1st Challenge

Pin It Hi, it's me again with one more layout for today! This one is based off a sketch from Stuck Sketches! 

I am so loving the sketches there right now, it is really helping me bang out those pages!

As I said earlier I was organizing my stash, and funny thing is you find papers you forgot you had! I had this Bo Bunny paper kit and only used it once! So I thought it a perfect fit for a teenage boy! This was on our recent trip to Gettysburg Battlefield, so gorgeous there, hard to believe it was a scene of a horrible piece of our history.

Here is the sketch.

Thanks a lot for visiting.

Stuck Sketches challenge

Pin It I have been a machine this week with scrapbooking! I just got a bunch of photos in and a lot of them are were our recent trip to Disney. I got together 4 albums for my grandchildren, did some organizing of scrapbook supplies and must of did about ten layouts! This is what you do when you are laid off and it is rainy!

Today I would like to share with you a layout I did using Stuck Sketches challenge for May.  I made the Mickey background on the Silhouette by welding together a bunch of Mickey head.

Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker for Stuck Sketches

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stickitdown May Challenge

Pin It This is the second challenge at Stickitdown. It was a single page sketch. This is different than what I usually do, seems I need to add more!? Papers and diecuts I found in a stash from my mom's scrapping supplies and the stickers and alphas are Echo Park. Mixing new and old!


Here is the sketch

The double page sketch challenge is next post down.
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Stickitdown Challenge

Pin It Hi everyone today I would like to share the first challenge I did over at Stickitdown blog.

Here is the first sketch, I am really pleased with how this turned out!


 Close up of the pages, I cut the title, the Mickey head with date and the topiaries myself from the Silhouette Cameo. Papers are Bo Bunny Secret Garden.


Here is the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Stickitdown!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

My Creative Sketches Challenge

Pin It Here is a layout I did for a challenge over at My creative Sketches. I have been collecting Miss Kate Cuttables SVG's for a couple of years now and rarely use them, so my goal this month is to start using some of them. The title I made is one of the SVG's. IF you never visited this site, they have a free one every day. But you have to save it that day or you lose it, so it takes some commitment to check it every day!

Here is the sketch by Christine Meyer,  cute huh?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Creative License

Pin It Hello, Today I would love to share with you a layout I did using Club Scraps new kit called Creative License. This kit is so awesome and is wonderful to use with vintage photos, teenagers (especially ones about driving) or can be used for travel such as road trips. I did a lot of distressing and inking with this one!

 I did a lot of cutting on the Silhouette, all the black and burnt orange cuts were done using the cardstock in the kit. On the film reel above I backed it with the tire tracks paper in the kit. Also below on the right I made my own torn notepaper by using a hole puncher and then cut little slits to replicate the look. 
What is great about Club Scrap kits there is always coordinating journaling tags. I used a chipboard piece and the cute little metal car embellishment from the kit to dress up my journaling tag.
Here is everything you get in the main kit!

Products used
Club Scrap Creative License Deluxe Kit
Club Scrap Creative License Silver Car Charms
Misc chipboard (Crate Paper and other?)
Momenta Alphabet
Ranger Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop back for our blog hops on May 25 and 30th!

Donna Coughlin

Thursday, May 5, 2016

NSD challenge and Club Scrap

Pin It Hello All, I did this layout using Club Scrap's Kit called Paris Flea Market for a challenge over at for NSD. The challenge was to use washi tape.


Here I used the Washi tape at the top of the journaling card and on the right picture I used the washi tape  by tearing it and adding it to the edge of the layout, I did this in a couple of spots around the layout.

I made this bird when I first got the kit for the Club Scrap lace challenge but never used it. So I incorporated it into this layout and added the feather to embellish it even more.

Products Used:
Want2scrap bling
misc flowers
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Victory layout

Pin It Hi, today I created this layout using a sketch from My Creative Sketches, by Liz Chidester. I've been a big fan of her sketches for a long time now. Here is my layout of my son at his football game and the guys celebrating after the win.

Here is the sketch Liz created
Products Used:
The Paper Studio Footballs and Football field
Paper House Birch Bark
Echo Park Touchdown
Pink Paislee Creative Kit chipboard from kit
Thanks for stopping by today!

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.