Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sketch in Thyme 1st April Sketch

Today I would like to share a layout from Sketches in Thyme. This is the first of April's sketches.
My little niece was trying to take a selfie at Christmas and we all kept jumping in, luckily she was a good sport about it!

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April Club Scrap Blog Hop & Linky Party

Welcome to the Club Scrap Blog Hop and LinkyParty. You should have come here from the FABULOUS Lisa's blog! Hasn't everyone done a great job so!

I made two projects for this blog hop because I just LOVE the Cherry Blossom kit so much!

When I think of cherry blossoms I think of the Orient, and the first thing that came to mind was a lantern. This is not they typical Chinese Lantern but it is a lantern! The first thing I did was cut a lantern from white cardstock from the Silhouette. I cut four red frames, one for each side and  I used the branch stencil  with brown paint on the silver paper that was in the kit. The silver paper is velumn like so it is translucent and I knew it would let the light through. Be sure if you make a paper lantern to use LCD candles! For the flowers I used the Cherry Blossom Stickers and a ribbon on top.

Here it is lit up at night. Looks so awesome! I put it on my dining room table and it gives just enough light that we don't need to turn on the ceiling light when walking through.
Here is one of the side panels day and night.

Next I made this layout of my very beautiful granddaughter!

 I cut out a white circle and painted it pink and purple and then place a layer of faux beads around the edge of the circle.

I made three awesome rosette fans using the paper from the cutout sheets. I LOVE this one! The cute little bird was also included in the kit.

I cut out a parasol and for the parasol handle I painted a toothpick black and used that to give it dimension. The lanterns were also cut from the patterned paper and I used pop tops to give them a lift.

Other products I used were Recollections metal pieces and doilies, Heidi Swapp Acetate title, brads and some of my homemade foam Cherry Blossoms.

On this post I spoke a little about the foam, but let me try to explain how I made them. I cut petals from foam and inked them. As you can see they don't have to be perfect. Next take a petal and put it up against a hot iron, make sure to hold it up with something that won't burn. I was a concerned the foam would melt on my iron, but it didn't. Hold it there until it start to curl and let it drop. Wait a few seconds, pick it up and crunch it up in a tiny little ball, this takes some work.  Then open up each petal and pull lightly into shape, trying not to pull out the top where all the curves and wrinkles are. When you have them all done hot glue the petals on a piece of cardstock cut out in a circle, slightly overlapping the previous petal.

Add a brad, button or stamen in the center.

 Next stop is the very talented Kelly.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Donna Coughlin


Monday, April 24, 2017

Scrap our stash Challenge April

Hello today I would like to share this layout I did for the April Scrap our Stash challenge which was to use this sketch and use something that begins with the  letters from the word FLOWER in the sketch.

Here is the fabulous sketch!

So this is what I came up with.
F - Foil stickers
L - Layers
O - Outdoor photo
W -  Washi tape
E - Elmers glue
R - Rhinestones
And here is my layout

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Another sketch challenge from Lets Scrap

Today I did this layout using the sketch from Lets Scrap. I just love these two page sketches from them, lets me use a lot of photos from my Disney which I always end up taking too many!

All the diecuts were cut from the Silhouette Cameo.

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Here is the sketch!

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Lets Scrap Challenge April

Hello today I made this layout using the Lets Scrap Sketch. Sorry about the colors, I tried several times to capture the correct colors but I just can't seem to get it right.

These were from the Haunted Mansion in Disney World, my favorite!!! We always take pictures of the tombstones, but I never scrapped them before. I decided to use black and white photos to add to the eeriness.

Here is the sketch from Lets Scrap, be sure to give them a visit!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Kit and Paper Issues

Hello all my scrappy friends. Today I would like to share with you a layout I did using the Paper Issue challenge and my brand new BEAUTIFUL Club Scrap Cherry Blossom kit. This kit is so gorgeous and has so many awesome items in it! Check it out! I was so excited to get my hands on this kit, I stayed up all night using it!

Here is my layout of my son and I on a trip to Disney. How perfect is this kit for Epcot's China?


Here is a close up of the coins in kit very detailed and again perfect!

These gorgeous Cherry Blossom Flower sequins are fabulous, love the iridescent on them.  I wish I had hundreds of them! I found a silhouette of a tree branch on line and created this using the Cameo.

 This flower I made is from foam, of all things. Over in Europe they have this foam called Foamiran. I cannot find it in the US, but I have been watching tons of videos of these people making flowers from Foamiran and they are unbelievable. They speak another language so I have no idea what they are saying! LOL I think that Foamarin must be thinner than the foam we have here. I found a place in England that ships it to the United States so one day I am going to have to break down and order some pieces. Anyway, the foam I used worked but it was hard to work with because of thickness, I do like how it turned out. I added one of the fan charms next to the flower .

 Last, the challenge was to Scrapbook Cassie's layout from Paper Issues!
Be sure to check out their challenges they have tons of them monthly!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Stuck Sketches challenge

Hello today I made this layout using the Stuck Sketches sketch for April.

I have to say I kind of messed up the sketch. When I tore my paper I realized afterwards that I tore the top inside of the side, so I did a 90 degree turn on the sketch.

This layout is of my son playing football last fall. The large football with the ribbons attached and the large paint splattered W were items that the cheerleaders made and put on the boys lockers before the game. My son brought them home afterwards and I kept them thinking that someday I would use them in my scrapbooking, and that day came!

Here is the sketch. Be sure to stop by Stuck Sketches and do the challenge!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Challenge for April

On a roll here, I did this one for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Blog. The challenge was Spring or Easter! Be sure to check out their site and join in on the fun!

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April Scrap your Stash Challenge

Hello, today I did this layout using the challenge from the Scrap our stash  blog. The challenge was a Tic Tac Toe stash challenge and from the the chart below I using
1. stitching ( the circle)
2. flowers (Handmade linene flowers)
3. ephemera ( the JillBean card the carefree sign

heres the challenge board, be sure to visit Scrapourstash and put in your challenge!

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Delft Kit from Club Scrap

Hello today I would like to share a layout using the Club Scrap Delft Collection. This kit seemed very feminine to me I guess because of the flowers, but I like to challenge myself, so I wanted to make a masculine layout using the kit. So I got out paints, ink and my distress tool and went to work and created this.

My first step was to use the Delft Cracked Porcelain Stencil. On the left I used cardstock and ink to create the background. Then splattered on some paint, and dabbed yellow ink here and there. I got really messy! On the right I took my Club Scrap box, and tore away some of the paper, but not all, to expose the corrugated cardboard underneath. Using the stencil and navy blue paint I dabbed on the paint making sure to get the grooves. Actually I wasn't sure this was going to work so that is why I only ripped away part of the top layer, but I like how it looked so I just kept that piece.

Then because I am so messy when I scrap, I laid my dirty stencil on a piece of paper and look when I pick up the stencil this was made,  I like it!
I used a Bo Bunny trim with some screen door mesh here to get more of a manly look.

Some gears and more mesh. I love pulling out all my metal pieces and see what I can find.

Here is an arrow that was gold colored and I used the Club Scrap Color Me Happy Metallic Paint Pen to make it silver colored. I've done this several times and it works great on everything.
Other products used, Recollections metal pieces, Kaisercraft Scrapyard, and  brads.
That's all for now folks, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Club Scrap Technique Challenge

Hi Donna here and welcome to the Club Scrap Technique Challenge. The challenge this month is to create a flower using cardstock or patterned paper and use it on your a one of your creations. My flower came to me from a mistake! I was cutting out the flowers for this layout using the cardstock from the Club Scrap Paradise kit.  More on what happened below!

My original intention was to cut out the petals of pink and cluster them together to add some dimension. This cardstock was orange on one side and pink on the other. Apparently I did not have my blade set deep enough to go through paper so when I tried to to pull off the pink petals it left the orange from the backside show through. So I loved the look so I just fussy cut around the edges of the flowers and added a white stem and so my flowers were invented!  Pretty nifty!

 I was trying to find tiki's for this photo and I just couldn't find any. So again I took to the Silhouette and using all the beautiful bright colors from Club Scrap cardstock I made two tiki's. Took a while, but I liked the outcome. Then of course I had to make a title to match.

You can still purchase the Paradise kit or the vibrate cardstock from Club Scrap. Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Blog Hop March

Hello and Welcome! You should have come here from Lisa's blog, didn't she do a fantastic job? Today I made this layout using the Delft Lite Kit from Club Scrap.

Here are all the goodies you get in the Lite Kit!

The other week we got a rare March snow storm that shut us down for the day, and I went on a  "Pinterest' flower making craze. I made tons of fabric and ribbon flowers in two days. This one I made using the blue Delft lite ribbon  (bottom left) was made using this Pinterest pin . This flower literally took me about 3 minutes, so easy!  The white one was ribbon (top left) that I simply glued on a round piece of cardstock, and added another ribbon in the center . The flower on the right was made using fabric using this Pin. These were pretty easy as well.

All of them have the Delft Embellishment Pack Cabochons in the center. I have never heard of cabochons until I received these in the kit. They are glass embellishments and are perfect for flower centers, so pretty!

I will try to explain how I made the ribbon border. First thing is to run a thread across the top of a piece of ribbon. Since the layout is 12x12 I double that length using 24 inches. Better to have too much than not enough. If you want it really ruffled you would have to make it longer.

Next I pulled the thread to bunch it up.

Working a little at a time, I used the glue along the paper border, carefully smoothing out the ruffle as I go across.

Here is how it looked when glued onto the layout.

Next stop the fabulous Kelly!!

Thanks for stopping by

Donna Coughlin