Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop

Pin It Hi everyone, welcome to the Club Scrap blog hop. You should have come here from the talented Janet Moran's blog, Dishing with Janet.
Today I would like to share with you a layout I did using the Moroccan Spice kit, and what better kind of layout than one with pictures of Morocco, in Epcot at Walt Disney World that is! The architecture in Morocco is so unique so to begin with I cut the patterned paper to represent the entrance to a building in Morocco.  On the bottom I creating a border using  camel, a building and palm tree and welding them together on my Silhouette Cameo.


I cut out a genie lamp from my Silhouette Cameo and using the fiber included in the kit I made "smoke" coming out of the lamp. I love how the fuzzy fiber gives the appearance of  hazy smoke.

On the picture below I wanted to show how I added Shimmering Mist to the plain orange/gold paper.  I love how the gold embellishment reminds me of the sun blazing in the desert! 

Here is a picture of the all the yummy products in the Moroccan Spice kit!

Next stop on the blog hop is Hetty Sanders blog Craft Chaos, see what this amazing talented crafter has in store for you!
Thanks for stopping by, and all comments are appreciated, I read everyone!


Monday, November 23, 2015


Pin It Hello everyone, Donna here today to share with you another layout I did using Quick Quotes Club Q for November.
Since the Thanksgiving holiday season is here it is a great time to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful, and one of the many things I am thankful for is family, especially my grandchildren. They are a constant reminder that I am so lucky for what I have! 

This months kit includes some really nice quotes made from chipboard. I used the Thankful for this life and blotted it with Java Powderpuff ink. The kit also included the pearl brads, canvas, buttons and die cut leaves, plus so much more.

Here is a closeup of the flower cluster. I like to mix textures, here I used die cut leaves, flowers, bling, canvas and off to the right some kind of fall foliage that fell off my autumn wreath. I have to admit I am a scrapbook hoarder and anything I think I can use later, I save!
Products Used:
Other Products, Petaloo and other flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Donna Coughlin

Friday, November 20, 2015

Club Scrap and challenge

Pin It Hi everyone today I made a layout using the new Club Scrap Moroccan Spice kit for November and a challenge. The challenge was to create a layout using orange, black, purple and green. The colors in the kit worked perfectly! The photo is of my granddaughters who are so close, it's so nice to see how much they love each other!



I made three cluster of using bling from the kit and some purple and gold gems.

The next two clusters I cut the shape from a sheet of patterned paper in the kit.

When I saw this quote in the kit I knew I had to incorporate into the layout of my granddaughters.
Thanks for stopping by and check out the kit from Club Scrap.
Products used:
Want 2 Scrap bling
Amercian Craft Thickers


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Club scrap stamping challenge

Pin It Hi everyone! Today (well actually the past two days) I have been experimenting with stamping on cookies. I have these wonderful stamps from Club Scrap and it's a little early for Christmas cookies, but my granddaughters won't mind helping me eat these before they go stale! So here is a sample of some of my finished cookies.

Let me share my experiences. My first idea was going to be stamp directly on the cookie, I searched the internet for the perfect recipe for this, Rycrafts Shortbread cookie recipe seemed exactly what I wanted.
So, after the first batch I just cut circles, and again back to the internet to find the perfect icing. Alton Brown's Royal icing, worked great! Since I am not a baker, I watched his Youtube on how to do this, and continued on my quest to make perfect circles of icing! OK not so perfect.  It did take overnight for the icing to dry completely. I have a couple with thumbprints in them, don't know how that happened, especially since I told my son to touch them, must have been a gnome!

Next onto stamping. First wash and dry your NEW stamps thoroughly! I guess you could use ones that have ink on them, but double wash them. I bought Wiltons Edible markers and went over the entire with the marker. My first attempt I actually had the stamp but everytime I pressed the stamp onto the cookie it broke, or the imprint wasn't there all the way. I guess my icing wasn't even?

So I tried to laying the stamp on very careful and holding the cookie in such a way that my fingers were under the cookie for support, I used my thumbs very carefully and apply light pressure around the stamp, Much better!

After letting the outline of the stamp dry, I colored in my cookies. To smooth things over a little I took a paintbrush, dipped it in water, blotted the brush, and smoothed out the lines of the markers.

To finish off my edges so they wouldn't look so rough, I took of  mixture of 10x sugar and water and ran a paintbrush around the edges, and coated them with sprinkles. I did the same thing to fill in some of the shapes. Here a batch of some of the finished ones.
 Finally I put them in clear plastic bags I got my local craft store, they held 4 cookies each.  I tied them up with a ribbon and tag. I stamped the tags with the Club Scrap rubber stamps and had these cute cookie cutter buttons.  My daughter is home schooling my granddaughters, but I think it is time to head over and surprise them with cookies and hot cocoa!

Products Used:
Club Scrap Moroccan Kit  (ribbon, and tag)
Club Scrap Homemade Holiday Unmounted Stamp
Club Scrap I'll be Gnome for Christmas Unmounted Stamp/Stencil
Other products, cookies!, sprinkles, Wiltons Edible Markers, Cookie cutter buttons.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice kit

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share with you a layout I did using Club Scrap's new kit Moroccan Spice. I love the rich colors in the kit this month and all the awesome embellishments! I love all the journaling cards and quotes also included in the kit.

 Here's the layout.

I took one of the cards and cut out the design and on top of that I added one of the beautiful embellishments from the kit. When I first laid it on top it was a little bit too dark, so I took some Gold Alcohol ink and dabbed it on the metal. (FYI -The purple color is off a little in this picture as it more a deeper purple like the picture above)

Here is a cluster of flowers on top of the awesome ribbon that is included in the kit, I bent the ribbon so that it looks like a banner. The big flower was actually I got from a local craft store (really cheap, like .29 cents) that was a hair ribbon, I just cut off the back and made a great flower for this layout. The rest of the flowers are by Petaloo. I also used the template in the kit (a little hard to see though) at the bottom and used Perfect Pearls to add more gold color below the ribbon.

For the title I took Grungeboard, and using a mixture of Carmel, Eggplant and Gold Alcohol inks I was able to achieve this look. I also ran some gold ink around the edges of the brown circle.
Products Used:
Petaloo flowers
Misc flower
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Adironack Alcohol inks
Perfect Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the new Club Scrap kit, Moroccan Spice!



Friday, November 13, 2015

Let it Snow

Pin It Hi Donna here today and I would like to introduce to you this months Club Q kit from Quick Quotes.




This kit is fantastic, all it makes me want to dive in and do tons of winter layouts! You can use the instructions from the kit, but I like to take the kit all apart and go from there. That is what is so great with this kits, if your not feeling blocked creatively but want to scrap you can still do that with the instructions provides, but if your feeling adventurous go ahead and do your own thing.

I don't know about you, but when I see an evergreen tree, I just want to decorate it! I used  a string of pearls from the kit and the fiber from the kit. 
Another idea to make it more winter like, is to add a little bit of glitter to the snowflakes and title. I used ultra fine glitter and how I did this was by spreading a little bit of tacky over the chipboard and snowflakes and then sprinkle the glitter of them. Press down gently and shake the excess off. Be sure to do this in a tray or something that you scoop up the excess and reuse it. I also used the pearls from the kit and the pearl brads to dress up my snowflakes.
Other Products: Ultra Fine glitter
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out this months Club Q!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Living the Dream with Quick Quotes

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Hi Donna here today with a layout I did using Anchors Aweigh from Quick Quotes. With winter just around the corner, I wanted to scrap something summery to keep my mind off the upcoming chilly months.  I love all three new lines from Quick Quotes, but this one is my favorite!  Here are some photos from the Disney Cruise we went on, which by the way is soo much fun!
 I took some of this fishing netting and added to the corners, on top of the netting I placed this beautiful quote from the Anchors Aweigh chipboard set and placed shell randomly around the the netting. The one seashell I even placed a pearl in, well not a real pearl of course, but bling!

Products Used:
Other Products: Netting, Seashells, Want2Scrap pearl, Metal embellishment.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Big Top Club Scrap Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome to the Club Scrap blog hop for October. You should have came here from Debby Hernandez's blog. This months blog hop is all about the October kit, which by the way is amazing!

Here is a layout I did using the kit. My granddaughter, Abigail joined gymnastics this year, and I was amazed how much she learned not to mention how limber (ah, remember those days?) I mixed all the colors of cardstock from the kit to make the frames, and make the layout fun and colorful. I love the circus performer pictures included with the kit, so fun! At the top and bottom I added the washi tape and along the green ribbon I added the pearls, also in the kit.

I used the club scrap tweezers to assist me in adding more pearls around the circle.

 Here is a close up of the the title, the word amazing I cut out from the one of the tabs in the kit.

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop. Your next visit will be at Donna Nuce's Crafty Colonel blog.

Products Used:
Kaiser Craft Alphabet stickers
Thanks for stopping by, and as always your comments are appreciated!
Donna Coughlin

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fun in the Sun

Pin It Hi Donna here today with a layout using Quick Quotes new line called Anchors Away. This is perfect for any kind of layout or project about the beach or a cruise! I love that the colors are so non-traditional than what you usually see with beach papers. Here is a sample of the patterns.

This is the layout I created using Anchors Away, my granddaughter playing in the waves. It was funny because the first day she loved going in until she got knocked down a couple of times. Then she was content to stay on the sand.


I love the stickers and chipboard from Anchors Away, there are so many awesome quotes and sayings that can be used in summer layouts. Gotta love this quote, isn't that the truth?

Instead of doing the banner the traditional way, I layered the banners and ran a piece of twine across the them.
Products Used:
Anchors Away 101
Anchors Away Die Cut Chipboard
Anchors Away Die Cut Stickers
Other Products:
bakers twine, Amercian Craft Thickers, beach brads from Oriental Trading.
Thanks for stopping by, and now is the time to scrap all those summer pics!

Donna Coughlin


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Club Scrap Team Challenge

Pin It Hi there folks, today I would like to share a layout I did using Club Scrap Quad papers. What are Quad papers you may ask. These are sheets of 8 1/2 x11 papers that have four different patterns on them. They are great for when you need a smaller sheet of paper or you can use them as I did below.

But first let me share with you a sketch that you can use with the Quad papers.

And here is my layout.  You can use smaller pictures like I did or one large picture in each quad, it is really up to you how you decide to create the layout.

How I made the background paper was by taking the green paper from this months kit. Then in a small spray bottle I mixed acrylic paint and water. I thinned it out pretty much because I didn't want the background to be much darker than the paper. Then I took the to leaf stencils from Club Scrap and overlapped them a bit and sprayed, and worked my way around the paper.

This is how it looked when done. Pretty cool huh? Don't worry about it being perfect, it's so suppose to look random! Then following my sketch above I laid the quad papers and added the rest of the elements.

Products Used:
Twin Tags Masking Stencil - Small Branch
Other products: white cardstock, green cardstocks, wood letters from Michaels, Camping buttons, SEI Catalina Wood Chips.

Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Forty Nine Shades of Grey with Quick Quotes

Pin It Hi Donna here today with a new line from Quick Quotes called "49 Shades of Grey". This line is so gorgeous. Here is a sample of the beautiful patterns from this line!

I thought it would be perfect to scrap this wedding picture of my in-laws, they have been married for 57 years, isn't that awesome?

One of my favorite things to do in scrapbooking, is going through my stash of embellishments and metal pieces to add to cluster in my layouts, I found so many bits and pieces to add.

Products Used
Other products:American Craft Foam thickers, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Andirondack mixatives -gold, lace ribbon, Recollection flowers, assorted metal pieces.

Be sure to check out all the new lines at Quick Quotes, and thank you for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cherry on top Challenge, using Club Scrap

Pin It Hi today I wanted to do something totally out of the box with the Club Scrap October Big Top  kit. When I was looking through the kit I found the red, white and blue paper and I thought to myself this would be so great for the parade from 4th of July. So just by adding a few wood embellishments and adding red white and blue elements to them I made it work!

Then I found this awesome challenge from Cherry on Top and it made it even easier. This is my first time doing a challenge from them and I chose the Take your Pick Challenge.  I don't know why but I have been totally into sketches lately, and for the next Club Scrap challenge I created a sketch to do with the challenge, be sure to come back later this month for that. Here is the sketch:

 Here is the layout I created.

I colored the little wood stars and added the on the wood banners to make it more festive. I found a number 4 wood bingo chip, and some bakers twine around the layout. I also adhered some wood stars with some red embroidery floss.

Products Used:
Little Yellow Bicycle wood banner
Cosmo Cricket wood stars
Bakers Twine
Kaiser wood piece
MME 4th of July Die Cut
Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin