Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Harry Potter mini album using Club Scrap Hypno papers.

Pin It Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team challenge blog hop. This is your first stop after visiting Club Scrap Blog and saw what the very artistic Karen created with the Hypno kit!

Today I would like to share with you a mini album of a recent trip to Universal Studios and the pictures from the Harry Potter parts of the parks. Bare with me ALOT of pics! All paper unless otherwise noted is using Club Scrap Hypno papers. And I used so bits of my stash I will try to note that as well. These papers are a lot of fun!

Here is the cover, the name I got from one of the books Harry Potter used at school. I used the Creative License Lite Silver D-Rings and Screw Top Brads and the stars from the Boardwalk Wood Veneer Tags and Stars which I painted black. The D-rings and the metal glasses I used embossing powder on them to make them black. Those glasses I had in my stash forever, and finally used it. I think I got it from a CKC show. Each tab of the book I used Moxxie Harry Potter paper which had  words Harry used with his spells. Also on the cover Tim Holtz Key plate and bottles.

Closeup of the closure, added metals charms to the chain. As you can see each page has a tab with a magically word from the Harry Potter books on it.
The "Eye of Newt" bottle I made by painting the bottle black, then added silver glitter paint on top. I then took Tacky Glue and very tediously painted the eye and the word Newt. Putting on several coats and let it dry completely, I took some white Ranger crackle ink and went over it again. The other bottles are filled with purple glitter and green micro beads.

 Here are some of my favorite pages from the album!
 This picture is of the castle ride, and opens up to reveal more pictures! This is the only place I used a Moxxie sheet of paper. See next photo for the unfolded pictures. I think the chipboard piece at the bottom is Bo Bunny.

To create this page, simply folded a paper in four and add photos, this is a super easy way to add lots of photos.

Here is the train station, this place was huge! I used the Hypno papers as well as 7 gypsies Ephemera and Moxie sticker.

All the luggage waiting to be put on the train, even Harrys owl was waiting.
Transparency is Tattered Angels transparency but I backed it with the back side of the Hypno paper.

More pictures of the train. The ride was totally awesome, just so different and if you are Harry Potter fan you have to go there!  Train sticker is Crate Paper I think, and 7 Gypsies Ephemera.

The Hogwart Express finally arrives! The train takes you from Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure, which is awesome way to get there, you don't have to walk through City Walk to get to the other park.Again I used a Tattered Angels transparency.

The is in Diagons Alley, every 15 minutes the dragon on top of the building spits out fire, pretty cool. The tag I made using blank chipboard covering them with the Hypno paper and used Moxxie rub on's.

And finally my OBSESSION with BUTTERBEER! I totally love this stuff. Every time we go I have to get two of them (at different times of course!) My husband doesn't get it but then I am sure all scrapbookers understand obsessions! The obsessed sticker I found in my stash and was perfect!

Products Used:
(other products mentioned above)
Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is the super talented Lisa's Blog!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stuck Sketches Challenge

Pin It Here is a layout I did for the Stuck Sketches Sketch Challenge. My niece was trying to get a selfie of herself and her new Barbie doll, but the whole family started photo-bombing her.  She loved it, and everyone had a fun time.  Kit was from Pink Paislee, and I added a recollections wood camera, and some home made enamel dots.

And here is this fabulous sketch for Laura Whitaker over at Stuck Sketches. Be sure to stop there!

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

First day of school

Pin It Hello again, I told you I was on a roll with scrapping. I did this layout using the sketch at Stuck Sketches of my grandkids first day of school, it was especially exciting for my granddaughter because she started Kindergarten and was waiting for this day her WHOLE LIFE!  ( Oh darn, I should have used that in my journaling, but I think I have a picture of just her somewhere!)

I didn't have any stars, but I did have cork, so I used leftover cork stars I made for a previous layout. I love them and will have to make more!

Here is the sketch by the very talented Laura Whitaker!
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Parade pictures

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share this layout for the My Creative Sketches challenge and the Paper Issue challenge. Which worked out perfectly because I turned this into a two pager which was great because I had some other pics I wanted to scrap.

But first I have to say this, I hardly had time to any scrapping, but since being laid off, I have been doing so much! It is wonderful!!!! I think I just might stay in this state of being "retired temporarily!" I am loving being able to visit all these sites that I didn't have time to visit regularly. They have given me so much inspiration to get those projects done!

First here is the sketch and my interpretation on that.

Here is the sketch drawn by Christine Meyer for My Creative Sketches.

I saw a challenge over at Paper Issues and I decided to turn this into a two page photo to incorporate the challenge of take 5 into the challenge. I decided to use the color blue, the color white, a die cut, a sticker, a photo other than a person ( the flag) and just to add an extra element, patterned paper.

Here is a close up of the second page.I love the border under the pictures of patriotic words, they say things like patriot, allegiance, flag etc.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Creative Scrappers challenge

Pin It I did this layout for a challenge over at Creative Scrappers!  My grandson had to get glasses and he was so proud of them!  I used Pink Paislee Cre8tive Kit, Simple Stories SO Rad, Cosmo Cricket black chipboard, Echo Park for the Record Alpha Stickers and All About a Boy brads. I made the stars myself from cork.


Here is the sketch for the challenge created by Kristine Davidson.

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Sketch Challenge

Pin It Today I would like to share a layout  for a challenge from Can you case it. I used the Club Scrap Kit for June which was PERFECT for this challenge which was to use red, white and blue. The pics are of my granddaughter having fun at the beach.

 I just had to add a little seashell with a pearl in it. I made all the rosettes from the Club Scrap paper, I LOVE how rich the colors are in the reds and blues from this kit!
The cute little metal crabs and the button are also Club Scrap. I made a red white and a blue seashell as well!

 All products were from
Club Scrap Boardwalk Kit
except for the seashells, starfish, pearl, netting and brad.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Road Trip with Club Scrap

Pin It Hello everyone out there! Today I would like to share with you a layout I did using Club Scrap Creative License kit!

This photo brought me back to the time when my parents had the convertible. All 6 of us would pile into the car and go for ride to see my grandparents house who lived about an hour away. I loved feeling the breeze going through my hair and my brothers in the back fighting with each other over space in the back seat.

The first thing I did was take the gold paper with the keys and using Distress spray and leftover gears I made from my last project and sprayed the paper in spots. It doesn't really show up too good here but it did work out great. Then I took bubble paper and blotted the paper in a couple of spots.

The tags are all from Club Scrap as well. I sprayed them with the distress spray, stamped and distressed them a little with gold and black ink. Add some Tim Holtz Reinforcers and tied on some string. I layered them at the top of the photo. Added some of the leftover gear parts to fill the spaces.

Since I used the gears to distress the paper the ink went on the gears which gave them a different rustic look from the ones I did previous... these are the ones I last week for the Club Scrap Team Artist challenge.

Then adding the distress spray gave them even a more rustic look. I combined a toy Erector piece with the gears and the bottle top from the kit.
By the way I did something really cool with the brads. I used this technique before. Take a semi sharp object and a hammer and bang on the brads. I used an eyelet setter piece, see picture below

Eyelet setter
Products Used:
Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Club Stamp White Diecuts
Tim Holtz Salvage stickers, reinforcers, and Distress Spray, Wild Honey
Black and gold ink
Canvas tag
Studio Calico wood Arrows
misc pieces

Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, June 1, 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!

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.