Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas layout

Pin It I found a new scrapbook challenge site and I think I am going to like it a lot! The site is call Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and the challenge this month was Christmas! How easy was that? Plus it got me into finally scrapping last years Christmas pictures!
So this is one of the layouts I did yesterday.

Hope you get inspired to pull out last years pictures and be sure to check out  Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge !
Thanks Donna

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shades of Winter

Pin It Greetings all! As winter approaches Club Scrap has come out with the fabulous kit called Shades of Winter! OMG, let me tell you, this kit is fabulous. Just look at all the goodies you get with this kit!

As soon as received this kit, I immediately made this layout. I knew I was going to use this photo which I had laying around for a while. It's just prefect and this one is going to go in a frame and hung up in my scraproom.
The kit comes with the fabulous Greetings to Go Iridescent Snowflakes which are so much fun to use on layouts and cards. Just sprinkle them around anywhere you want to add a little sparkle.
Also the Silver Tree Charms and the Embellishment Pack Filigree Snowflakes are perfect embellishments for your creations.
I hope you enjoyed my layout. Please visit Club Scrap and see all of the Shades of Winters options!

Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paradise Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Paradise blog hop. You should have come here from the rockin' Lisa's blog!

Today we have this fabulous Paradise kit and I would like to share two layouts. The first one I did using the Lite kit.  But first lets take a peek of what you get in the Lite Kit.

Here is my layout. I used the Paradise lite rhinestone stickers from the kit on the left hand side and randomly placed them on the white space. I also used a few of the Sunflower Sparkle Stickers that I colored with some Heidi Swapp color wash.

On the left side the wood Adventure side I also used the color wash to brighten up the sign and added a ribbon. I ran a piece of Paradise Hibiscus Washi Tape as a border on both sides.

On the right side I used the Sparkle Stickers to add some bling to the page.

Lastly, I wanted to show you a close up of the some of the items from the Paradise Collection. Look at the cute Paradise Parrot Charm. Isn't it simply charming? I used the rhinestones to outline the cutout (then this) from the kit. The flowers are also included in the Lite Kit.


The next layout is a digital using the Paradise. Along with everything else there are lots of beautiful flowers and leaves to use along with some pretty fun quotes. Here is my son hanging out at the boat dock at the Royal Pacific Hotel in Universal Studios.

Here is what you get in the digital kit.
Products Used
Paradise Lite Kit
Paradise Hibiscus Washi Tape
Paradise Digital Kit
Paradise Parrot Charm.
Sunflower Sparkle Stickers
Other: Heidi Swapp color wash

Next stop the wonderful Kelly's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Creative Sketches

Pin It Hello, today I would like to share with you a layout I did based on a sketch from My Creative Sketches. 

Here is my layout of my granddaughter. I only used 4 squares instead of 9, because I only had larger photos printed.
Hope you enjoy it.
Donna Coughlin

Friday, November 25, 2016

Paradise - Club Scrap and Stuck Sketches

Pin It Hi today I would like to share with you a layout I did using the new Club Scrap line called Paradise. The line is so fun to play with and the colors are fantastic!!!
I found this sketch from Stuck Sketches and together with the kit I thought it would be perfect of my adorable granddaughter I found when going through some pics. I used Photoshop to make the pictures black and white but left my granddaughter in her "flamingo pink" outfit and to make her stand out in the crowd!

I found this awesome feathers in my stack and the colors matched great. I just had to add them and the quote from the kit was also perfect!

Here is the sketch from Stuck Sketches

Here is the Deluxe kit of Paradise.

Products used
Paradise Deluxe Kit
Paradise Lite Kit
Other: Recollections feathers, tag and Petaloo and misc flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Club Scrap Team Challenge

Pin It Hello, and welcome to the Club Scrap Team challenge! You should have come here from the very creative Kelly's blog. Today I made this layout using the Unmounted Enchanted Rubber stamp, the Girlfriends Unmounted Rubber stamp and the Sparkle Stickers. I also used the new Paradise Deluxe kit!

Love, love, love the bright colors in this kit!

Here is the layout of my adorable granddaughter that  I created. The big glittery alphabets are from Momenta.

This tag I made using the Unmounted Enchanted Rubber stamp and cardstock and ribbon from the kit. I used Heidi Swapp color shine that I picked up from Michaels on clearance to give the sprinkle look. I love this stuff, and the colors matched this kit perfectly. Also used it to color Sparkle Stickers.

At the bottom I used the same Sparkle Stickers and used the color shine to tint the flowers from the  the Girlfriends Unmounted Rubber stamp.

If you haven't one of the Paradise Deluxe kit be sure to visit the Club Scrap store and get one!
Next stop the very talented LISA!
Thanks for stopping by

Donna Coughlin


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Paradise Kit and Stuck Sketches Challenge

Pin It Today I made this layout using the Paradise kit from Club Scrap and used a layout from Stuck Sketches, one of my favorite sketch sites! Here is the fabulous kit!

And here is the sketch!
This is the layout I created. I made the flowers and leaves. The leaf edges I did not glue down, I slightly folded them up to give some depth.
This Paradise Palm Leaf Masking stencil was included in the kit.

I used the mask two ways, other than using it as a mask. First I traced it and cut out the outline on patterened paper. Then I used brown ink to stamp the veins of the leaf.

Products Used
Club Scrap Paradise Palm Leaf Masking stencil
 Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Club Scrap for this fabulous kit and Stuck Sketches to enter the contest.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Club Scrap Literature Kit

Pin It Hi all, today I would like to share a layout I did using Club Scrap's Literature Kit. Combining both the Lite and Deluxe kit I used a lot of layering. And if you aren't sure how to do layering I will go through my process down below. The first thing I did was add a border in photoshop and made the photograph sepia color. I think it looks great with the kit.

I took the Kraft paper and added stencils from the Literature Lite Filigree Corner Stencil and randomly stamped.

*  I enhanced the photos below to try to show the different layers and on all of my papers I distressed and inked the edges.

Next I took a patterned piece of paper adding ribbon on the left and right edges.

Cutting down some more patterned paper I layered them in the center.

Last thing in layering, I used mostly ribbon I cut different lengths from all the ribbon and started layering them about 3/4 of the way from the top layer. Also used Paris Flea Market Lite Vintage Lace Washi Tape tearing that into small strips.
Add a photo and title and some embellishments and there you have it! I did end up adding some more layering with the Literature Lite Mini Postage Stickers and more patterened paper, but you get the idea. This is a great way to use up scraps and leftovers from a kit!
Products Used:
Other products
 Wood from SEI, Cosmo Cricket, Scrapmats and Recollentions.
Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Coughlin

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Welcome to the Club Scrap Blog Hop

Pin It Hello, I am glad you could join us on this blog hop! You should have come here from Lisa's blog Today I would like to share two layout using the Club Scrap Literature kits. One is traditional and one is digital. Here is the first one I did using Club Scrap Literature paper kit. But first here is a ere is a peek of the kit! This is the Deluxe kit ...
Here is the Lite kit...

This is the layout I created.

Here are some close ups. I took the Chapter labels on the cutouts and made tags out of them. I punched a hole, added a reinforce and stapled ribbon onto them. This layout I also distressed everything and inked the edges.
I made a tab enclosure by cutting out the circles and adding a brad in the middle and then twisting some twine around to replicate an inter office envelope. The layering on the right was actually parts of a journaling card with a quote in the middle. Off the the right is the fabulous Literature Embellishment Pack Book Charms

I wanted to show you these awesome Literature Lite Mini Postage Stickers. You get tons of them pack and they have the feel of washi tape which makes me love them even more!

Now onto digital, Here is the kit...
And this is what I created. This was actually a card kit but I turned it into a layout.
I am new at digital but I learned how something really cool and easy to do. See in the layout above in the left hand corner the quote? It had a border around that I really did not want. So this is what I did in Photoshop. On the right is the original quote.
1. On the right hand side click on the layer.
2. Click at the top image transform, free transform and move it where it has to be (or you can do this after)
3. On the right hand side click on your erase and just erase.
I know most of you digital people already probably knew this, but for a newbie like me, it was so awesome!

Products Used
Club Scrap Lite Kit
Literature 12x12 Prints
Club Scrap Literature Digital Kit
Embellishment Pack Book Charms

Next stop Kelly!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop

Pin It Welcome the Club Scrap Team Challenge Blog Hop! This is your first stop after seeing what a wonderful job Karen did for Club Scrap!

Today I made this gift for my granddaughter using the Club Scrap Deluxe Literature kit. She LOVES to read and part of her school work this year is for her to keep track of books she has read. Luckily her birthday is soon and I can give it to her.

 The first thing I did to make the book was to cover the 2 of the report card envelopes with the white paper in the kit that is precut and fit perfectly on the envelopes.

I punched a hole where the tab was, don't worry about it being off center, it is getting covered later.

I scored the envelopes, one at 5 inches from the bottom and the other 6 inches from the bottom.

 Then I went and started decorating, there were so many awesome cutout in the kit and I used almost all of them embellishing. The flaps open up and I added some cards for some journaling my granddaughter can write about the books.


The library card I figured she can list all the books she read and the dates she completed them.

On this page,a gain the flaps open up for more journaling, Of course you can make a photo album out of the as well, with lots of pockets. The small envelope I scored it 1/4 inch from the bottom and then glued that 1/4 inch part on the page.

As you can see the envelope gives more journaling! On the left side she can write all about her favorite books she read this year!

The envelope I punch a hole and added the book charm and a little ribbon, helps keep the flap down.

This last page I added the book marker from the kit, she can use it when she is reading.

Again in the middle I added another flap with some quotes from the cutouts. The right side also has a fold up for additional journaling. This time I scored the top and added three more pages to journal.
 Here is the kit with the awesome retro report card envelopes and library cards!

All products were from the
except for the brown ink from Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is the wonderful team artist Lisa!
Donna Coughlin


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Literature kit from Club Scrap and Stuck Sketches

Pin It Here is a layout I did using the Club Scrap Literature kit. I wanted to try to do something different by not using it for something to do with reading. I found this sketch from Stuck Sketches and thought it would be perfect for this trip to Tom Sawyer Island. Oops...Tom Sawyer was a book! The sheet of paper with the map and compass on it really gave me the inspiration.

 Here is the kit! Lots of yummy goodies!

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration.

The canvas banner I added some twine and some alpha letters from the title. I also love the cute little envelopes included in the kit.

I hand stitched the border with the twine from the kit. The wooden stars and arrow I actually made last year by using chipboard shapes and bark that fell from a tree. This was painstakingly hard, as the bark kept breaking and I made about 20 stars before I got a few that stayed. But I do like the way they turned out. I might have to try to do this again sometime but use a different method.

Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin