Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop

Pin It Hello and welcome to the Club Scrap Garden Shed Blog Hop! I am so excited about this months kits!You should came here from Lisa's wonderful blog

Today I made two layouts one using the Garden Shed kit and my first ever digital layout using the Club Scrap digital kit. Take a look at both kits!

Here is my layout of my beautiful granddaughter picking apples! I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the hexagons, leaves and title. This months paper is perfect for hexagons because of the honeycomb paper, plus the bees are some of the papers and adds to the cuteness!
The flowers were actually stepping stone mold pieces that I picked up at a local craft store years ago dirt cheap!
Here is a closeup of the honeycombs. I added a few sequins around just to bling it up a little.

And here is my digital page! It didn't take long to learn and can be quite addicting! Club Scrap has made some wonderful tutorials that go step by step, anyone can learn!

Products Used
 Other products, sequins, metal pieces.
Next stop the fabulous Josette!
Thanks for stopping by!
Donna Coughlin

Friday, September 23, 2016

Garden Shed Artist challenge blog hop

Pin It Hello and welcome to the blog hop. You should have come here from Club Scrap blog and saw what Karen created! This month he theme for September is Garden Shed. We thought it would be fun to incorporate wooden elements into your projects. So this month I created this  layout using the Garden Shed kit. I'll show you down below how I made the distress sticks, without distress paint!

Here is the right side of the layout. Some of the wood elements I added were the sticks and buttons from the kit. But I also found some awesome wood alphabets and butterfly in my stash.

On the right side I also incorporated the sticks and a button.

I cut some leaves from the 8 x 1/2 X 11 garden words paper and the pieces of burlap added a feel of garden to the layout.


 The sticks and alphabets I used a Q-tip and brushed on ink. I like using Q-tips for the simple fact is I don't have to clean them and if you take off some of the cotton, it gives you better control, at least for me it works well. I also did some fussy cutting of the garden tools and found some cute brads to add.

Have you ever wanted to make something looked distressed but don't have crackle. Here is a technique I used when I turned an old door into a corner bookshelf for my dining room. I wanted to hide those radiator pipes.  This worked so well I thought I would incorporate it into the wood elements this month.

1. Paint the wood sticks from the kit with a base coat. I used gray and added a smidegeon black. Allow to dry thoroughly.
2. Brush surface with Elmers white glue and brand wood glue, a thicker coat will result in larger cracks. For my project I used one part water and one part glue.
3. When glue is tacky, apply a thick coat of top coat. In this example the top one was not quite dry, but I put the paint on anyway and it worked the same, as the bottom one that was drier. 
4. Let dry and there you have it. Sad thing is it looks like my fence out back! Time for me to start painting! But I ended up not using them for a fence like I originally intented, as you saw in the layout.
Here is the kit from Club scrap!

Products Used:
Other products, wood alphabet and butterfly, ink, paint, glue, burlap, brads.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Club Scrap Technique Challenge

Pin It Hello today I hosting the challenge over at Club Scrap! My challenge was a sketch challenge and what I did was made a card sketch and then converted it over to a layout sketch. So without further ado here is the card sketch and my take on the card using the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit. 
Here is the the same sketch but with some revisions.
I used the Club Scrap Office Space kit for this layout. I started out using the stencil on a cream sheet of paper and randomly inked the words all over with different color inks.
The chipboard are MME and Cosmo Cricket, and from Club Scrap I journaled using the Office Space Lite Metallic Jade Pen, which by the way is really awesome. I love the color and it writes so smooth!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to do the challenge at Club Scrap!
Donna Coughlin

Monday, September 5, 2016

Say Cheese

Pin It Hello, today I did this layout based off a sketch by Laura Whitaker at Stuck Sketches. I have been totally loving her sketches and it's been a great way for me to my Disney pictures done! Usually I don't like myself in a picture but this one taken by the Disney photographer is OK.  My husband and I were on our way to meet up with the kids and the photographer stopped us and I went for it.
Here is the sketch from Laura.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Disney Topiaries

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share a layout I did using the Club Scrap Garden Shed kit and a sketch by Laura Rumble from Stick It Down. When I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect to pair with the kit from Club Scrap.
I mirrored the sketch in order to keep the beautiful garden cans that were on the right of the paper.

For this banner I used to two ribbons from the Garden Shed fibers and then added the word bloom from stencils to the beautiful wood tag and tied on a silver garden shovel charm.

The buttons from the kit are just soo adorable. Cutting out a vine from the Silhouette Cameo I attached the buttons almost to mimic that were growing from the vine. Then as in all my Disney layouts I add a "hidden Mickey"(or sometimes more!) I needed more bees so I fussy cut them from one cards and used a pop dot to lift it off the paper.

Here is the Club Scrap Kit

 and the Sketch from Stick it Down

Products Used:
Club Scrap Garden Shed Kit
Garden Shed Silver Charms
Garden Shed Fibers
Garden Shed Floral Tags
Garden Shed Stencil Words
Garden Shed Wood Buttons
Other products: twine, unknown alphabets, EK Success Mickey punch

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Bubba Gumps

Pin It My favorite movie is Forrest Gump, so when I got the opportunity to go to Bubba Gumps Restaurant I was so excited! On this layout I used Creative Sketches and on the layout I used quotes from the movie. Around the circles I wrote all the types shrimp that Bubba said you could make with shrimp. IN the talk bubbles I wrote some quotes from Forrest. The title was is extremely long was something Bubba said about shrimp.

And here is the sketch from Kristine Davidson from Creative Sketches.
Products used:
Recollections Wood Talk bubbles

Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin

Saturday, September 3, 2016

50's Kitchen

Pin It A while back I bought this kit from Club Scrap just because I knew someday I would visit Disney's Primetime Kitchen again, well that has come! I used this fabulous paper because the theming was just made for this type of layout!

Products Used:
Other products: Misc stickers, Jolees sticker, bling, buttons and Mickey brad
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Guest Designer at Stick it Down!

Pin It Hello today I am the guest designer at Stick it Down and I would like to share with you a double page layout I did with a sketch from the very talented Ali Gage!

This is at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The leaves and tree with the animals below it were cut from the Cameo.


Here is a close up of the two pages.

The flowers and buttons are from Oriental Trading, I bought them years ago and still had a few left. I really like them, I wonder if they still sell them?

And here is the sketch from Stick it Down.
Thanks for stopping by Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blast Off

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Hello today I would like to share this layout I did a sketch from My Creative Sketches. I have been in a frenzy trying to finish my Disney layouts (never ending!) since we have another vacation planned in November. Can't wait to get back there!

Here is the sketch which gave me the inspiration! I saw the stars and I immediately thought of the photo of my sons on the Buzz Lightyear ride.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Club Scrap Sunflowers Blog hop

Pin It Hi everyone and welcome to the blog hop! This is your last stop and you should have come here for Lisa's blog. Don't you just love what she did with the kit?
I did a double page layout featuring the Sunflowers Lite kit.

 When I do double page layouts I always try to use the some of the same things on both pages so that it flows. For example the lace, flowers and Sunflower Cabochons I used on both, but I used ribbon but not the same on both. On the right hand sand I used a yellow paper and the rest I used white but since they both have sunflowers it still works.

When doing a double page I also look at them individually to make sure it would look like a cohesive single page. (That's just me!)

I took the gold paper from the kit and made an envelope and add some ribbon and the Sunflower charm. In the center of the flower and charms I added the Sunflower sparkle stickers. They fit perfectly in the charm but I had to add some more glue to help make them stick. Also on the flowers I took out the middle piece. Some just pulled out others I had to snip them off.


Products used: 
7 Gypsies Felt leaves

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop back to Club Scrap and see what Karen created.

Donna Coughlin

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.
Thanks for stopping by today.