Sunday, February 7, 2016

Granddaughter Selfies

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share with you a layout I did of my granddaughter's selfies using Club Scrap kit for January called Crewel and Unusual. This kit is so much fun and I can't wait to share with you other layouts I did using this kit.

Here is a peek of all you get in the kit!

And here is my layout. The wood piece "happy", the red tassel and all the fun quotes were included.


I cut out the title from my Silhouette.

Aren't these quotes so much fun, think of all the goofy pictures you have that would work with these!

Studio Calico camera
Cavalini & son Vintage Stickers
Thanks for stopping by,

Donna Coughlin

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Club scrap and Cherry on Top Challenge

Pin It When I got this kit and saw the challenge on Cherry on Top I knew exactly what my first layout was going to be. The challenge was a sketch challenge from Becky Fletch. My granddaughters ( I was SO proud) donated there long beautiful hair to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children who have cancer and lost their hair. I know Becky is a very charitable with breast cancer, so I thought this only fitting. Another bonus was this kit from Club Scrap called "Crewel and Unusual", which is so pretty and so different from anything I've seen lately. It has so really awesome wood buttons, heart brads, wood titles, gorgeous ribbons and even tassels, among other items.
Here is my layout from the sketch which is below. All the paper is from the kit, the only thing I added that wasn't in the kit was the title.

Look how pretty that ribbon is up close! I added one of the heart brads to the middle. I also took a white gel pen and added so faux stitching down the sides.

Here is the sketch from Becky Fletch, who if you aren't familiar with her she has been creating sketches forever and has a site called Page Maps, check it out!

Products Used:
Club Scrap Crewel and Unusual kit
Club Scrap Weathered Florals Unmounted Stamp
American Craft and Recollections alphabets
white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebrations Blog Hop

Pin It Hi all, Welcome to the Club Scrap blog hop! This is your final stop and you should have come here from the very talented Lisa's Rockin Paper Scissors blog. Before I show you my creation, lets take a look at this months Celebration Kit! Isn't it fabulous! Look at all the yummy papers and accessories!

Here is one of my shining stars, my granddaughter, Abby. She has so much talent, and dancing is just one of them! I am loving the silver glittery paper and embellishments that comes with this kit! Can you tell?

From My Silhouette machine I cut the title from the silver paper, border and black stars from cardstock. I added some black glitter to them, because little girls layouts can never have enough glitter (or bling!)

I also cut out a large star and her name adding glitter of course. I took some bling store and added that around star. I also cut the star border and added some more silver paper in back of that strip.

These cute bottle caps included the kit are so much fun to work with. I used a one inch circle punch which was the perfect size for the inside and added a glitter star.

These fabulous Puffy Patches From Club Scrap are also a lot of fun to work with, The pack includes stars and crowns!

Products Used:
          Club Scrap Celebrations Kit                  
Momenta Stickers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had fun hopping today, be sure to visit the Club Scrap store and if you haven't gotten your kit yet, go hop to it! As always, your comments are always appreciated, and thank you!

Donna Coughlin

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Pin It Hi, Donna here today with a layout I did using Club Scrap's Celebrate kit. This kit is a party in a box!!!! Just check it out! Today I used mostly the the Lite Celebrate kit. The kits from Club Scrap are great because you can get so many layouts from one kit, I like that you get two of the same sheets of papers because I make a lot of double page layouts.

On the left side I cut out lots of different colored stars and just mixed and matched them. I love that the kits journaling squares. This one I decorated with some coordinating ribbon.

I added more stars, to the left say and these wonderful quotes from the kit.

Gotta love all the fun colors in this kit, the black and whites with the neon colors are fabulous!

  The puffy star is from the Celebrate Embellishment Pack Puffy Patches.

Products used:
 Club Scrap Lite Celebrate kit
Thanks for stopping by today, and as always your comments are appreciated!
Donna Coughlin


Friday, January 22, 2016

Club Scrap Circle Challenge

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Hi Welcome to the first stop of Club Scrap's challenge blog hop. Today the team was challenge to used circles! How much fun is that?! Here is my granddaughter's birthday sleepover and what better way to celebrate than to roast marshmallows and be silly!
I wanted to show you what I did with the bottlecaps that are included in the kit. You can also buy extra ones, which you will probably want to do, since they are so much fantastic!
I used sequins instead of paper to line the inside of the caps.
First I took some glossy accents and spread it on the bottom of the bottlecap.
Then take the top of the bottlecap and on the sticky side place your sequins.
I was holding both sides but because I can't take a pick without using one of my hands, I attached both sides.

And there you have it, something easy, and different. I was thinking glitter would work also! Maybe next time!

Be sure to check out the Celebrations Kit at Club Scrap
Next stop is the fantastic Lisa Dolezal's blog!
Products Used
Glossy accents
misc alphabets

Monday, January 11, 2016

Club Scrap and challenge

Pin It Hi today I would love to share with you a layout I did  using Club Scrap's January Kit called Celebrations! This kit is soooo much fun, and I am finding it is great for birthdays, holiday, or anything you want to celebrate! This kit screamed bling and glitter to me, and I love the color combination of the blue, silver, and black!

 Here is my combined pages. The challenge this month at was all boys and use lots of circles. The die cuts from kit made this easy!

 Here you can see up close some of the die cuts.
On my second page you can see I cut out a circle of extra silver glitter page and incorporated it to the inside of the diecut circle (the pink one!) The black patterned paper in the kit is so elegant!
Here is a closeup of how I added some bling. The black and silver bling I picked up from stand at CKC last year and it works perfect on this layout!. I also used Club Scraps Woven Strands Rhinestones. and filled in some of those circles
Products Used:
Club Scrap Celebrations Kit
Club Scrap Woven Strands Rhinestones
Other bling
American Craft Thickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Club Scrap December Blog Hop

Pin It Hi, Welcome to the December blog hop for Club Scrap. You should have came here from Tricia Morris's blog. Today I created a two page layout using the December kit called Navigation. This kit just screamed Pirates for me!
Page 1
I used some netting in the corner and added some gold coins (Buttons) I used black cardstock and cut out a big Mickeys head and used the metal embellishment from the kit and adhered it in the middle.

Page 2
Again using the netting and buttons in the lower corner. This time I used the metal embellishment to adorn the journaling card. Along the bottom I used a strip of paper and ran ribbon along it.

Both pages

For the title work, I wanted to make a pirates map so I wet the paper and used a pen to roll the paper over. I inked the edges with brown and black to give it a antique look. I cut out letters from the Silhouette and used a chipboard skull for the letter O. I love the way this turned out!

Products Used:
Club Scrap December Navigation Kit
chipboard pieces
brown and black ink

 Your next stop on the Anne Hunters blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Donna Coughlin



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge

Pin It Hi Donna here today to share you with the Club Scrap December Challenge which was to create last minute gift ideas. So I decided to do some "upcycling or recycling" of some items we all have in our homes, a soup can, a toilet paper roll, and an empty tissue box!

First the soup can, this one is my favorite!  I used a empty soup but instead of opening it with the flip top I opened the bottom. The smaller soup cans I couldn't use because it did not have the right type of bottom, but the larger Campbell soup can worked great. Don't open the can all the way, I did this one a little more than I wanted because I couldn't stop my electric can opener! lol

This way the flip top is still intact, which is how the gift receiver is going to open it!

I decorated the can, then filled it with candy and gift card! You can put anything in jewelry, small toys, cash!

I traced the bottom of the can and cut out the circle to glue onto the bottom to seal it.

I finished decorating it by using Club Scrap Gnome for the Holidays UM/Stencil Set and embossing it with gold glitter. I topped the can with a gold and red holiday decoration I got from Walmart. Who knew the brown and gold Moroccan Spice paper would work as a holiday decoration!

Products used:
Club Scrap Gnome for the Holidays UM/Stencil Set
Club Scrap
Gold washi tape
Christmas decoration. 

The next project is a simple candy holder made from toilet paper rolls. Take the roll and glue the onto the roll  some leftover scrapbook paper. I used Club Scraps Big Top kit.

Then lay some candy on a half sheet of toilet paper. And roll it up so it fits inside the the tube.

Put it through the tube carefully and tie one end. At this point you can add additional candy if need but if not go ahead and tie up the other end. If it is too loose so add some additional tissue paper inside so it wouldn't slide out.

And here you have some party favors quick as wink! I made these for Halloween one year and they were a hit with the kids!.

Finally a money box, who wouldn't want a box filled with money. My nephew has a birthday right before Christmas and we always seem to end up giving him cash, since his birthday is Christmas Eve. So to make this fun money box the first thing you do is take an empty tissue box and use scrapbook paper to decorate all four sides and the top. Remember to put a slit on the top. Also make a tag that fits inside the slit. Add tissue paper in the box to help fill up the box.

I printed out a saying on the side on the star, which I thought was so cute and it says
 "Don't blow it all in one place!"

Next attach money to the tag using painter tape on the back and continue doing that. The painters tape won't rip the money but will hold it securely. I started with a one, then five, then a ten, twenty and finished with a fifty.

Next roll up the money as tight as you can because you will then put it into the tissue box.

Let the tag stick out a little, like in the first picture above.
Then as you can see as he pulls the tag up, the money unfolds.

                                                                    Keep pulling!

 Products used on candy roll and tissue box;
Felt decorations
sticker and alphabet (unknown maker)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to be creative when giving gift cards, money or cash!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Quick Quotes layout

Pin It Hi Donna here with a layout I did of my grandparents wedding photo and Quick Quotes 49 Shades of Grey was perfect, so vintage looking!  This was a great time to do this layout since they got married on New Years Eve, many many years ago!

I found this awesome quote from Quick Quotes Velumn pack.
The lace from from a prior Club Q kit, I love that lace it is so pretty, and the moments sticker is from the 49 Shades of Grey sticker collection.!
Products used:
Petaloo and Prima flowers.
Momenta Metal pieces
Say it with Crystals bling
stick pins

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Donna Coughlin