I used papers and embellishments from the Club Scrap Literature collection.
I made this twist and turn card for a friend from work as congratulations for their miracle little girl.
The idea came from Hetty's blog posting on October 2nd http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/2016/10/shanah-tovah-happy-new-year-5777.html and I watched the video she references as I made it.
The little door on the front opens
When you open the card it twists and turn and expands
The top section of the inside says Congratulations and the bottom says Enjoy it thoroughly.
If I was to ever give advice to new parents that last line would be it.
Here's hoping they get to sleep through the night soon,
This piece of art began with this pretty 8 1/2 by 11 paper from the Club Scrap Garden Shed collection
I changed the orientation and knew I wanted to use a dragon stencil from Stencil Girl. I used pan pastels and dye based inks with the stencil. Then for reasons I could not understand I wanted to add bees. I do not like bees, having been attached by them years ago. I placed them all around in different orientations, some stamped, others fuzzy cut from images included in the Garden Shed collection. It felt right, but I had no idea why. I left it and the next morning, I had a saying come to me as I was waking up- What appears as chaos to me, may be someone else's organized survival.
The bees made total sense to me now!This statement really describes my life and reminds me to have compassion for other's struggles.
Another fun element came to me on a walk with Mark and Sasha, we went to an area we have not been in quite a while and on the ground there were "claws", which were perfect for the dragons feet, so the piece really came together.
I framed it an it is actually is hanging up in our living room, it is a pretty special piece of art for me.
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This 12 by 12 Found Hope piece was created using papers, stencil and elements from the Club Scrap August Sunflower collection. I used white Gesso and acrylic paints to cover much of the paper, but have some sunflowers still showing through. The Sunflower stencil was used to create the sunflowers with watercolor crayons and Distress Stickles inside the word Hope.
Below is a close up picture of a button and flower also included in the Sunflower collection, which added a really sweet touch.
This is already up on the wall, thanks for looking!
This is not your typical Wedding Album, it is for my daughter
The flash from my camera was not kind to Josh's name, but the album says Josh n Kim on the cover. The album was handmade using A Study In Red collection from Club Scrap. It is based on the tutorial here by Tricia Morris, except it is a different size and my envelope punch board was broken. Inside every page (envelope) is a tag, which provides a lot of real estate for memories.
Their last name is displayed on the spine:
Inside cover is a sweet picture of Josh and Kim
First page is her invitation, including her Save the Date, which had a magnet on the back.
Next up is the tag inside, it is actually a another vintage envelope, which has her movie ticket containing the reception information, I forgot to take a picture of that before I gave it to her last night.Here are pictures of the photos on the outside
and the back of the tag
This is the back of the 1st envelope page
Here is a closeup of the picture of my daughter and her niece
There are a lot of doodads throughout this album.
Front of the 2nd page
Front of tag pulled out
The back of the tag, US- crying when she had a song played for us at the reception. She also had the game Jenga at every table
Back of page
Front of 3rd page
The inside tag is about her wedding dress, it was my mother's dress, from 1958. I wore it at my 1st wedding, to her father and then it was preserved. She had it altered and made it her own for her wedding. There are pieces of the lace and satin on the tag along with the photos.
Front of the tag, the first time she tried it on- right out of the box it had been preserved in for over 30 years.
Back of the tag
Here is a closeup of a picture right before the dress is cut to be tea length
Back of the page, the clock is set to noon, their wedding was scheduled to start at high noon at the church in Bisbee
The 4th page, her father walking her down the aisle
The inside tag front, pictures from the Quarry restaurant in Bisbee where the reception was held
the other side of the tag are more pictures of the Quarry
Back of the 4th page, her roses had bling on them, so I added little bling on the photo too. I loved the old typewriter in the restaurant and thought the roses looked perfect on it
front of the 5th page
Front of the tag
Back side of the tag
Back of the page- Family
6th page- out and about in Bisbee
Front of tag
back of tag is some light fun
back of page is one of my favorite pictures from the reception, pure joy
7th page and last one, front
The inside tag is double, the front is Kimberly with her Dad
Back side is Kimberly and her brother Ronnie
The inside are pictures from around Bisbee, them dancing in from of an old building is precious!
and lastly the back cover of the album
There will be a separate small mini album for the pictures from the photo booth, I just could not find a way to fit them in here.
Thanks for looking, and so glad I was finally able to give this album to my daughter last night, it took a bit of time to finish and was quite difficult to let go of.
On July 23rd Jessica Tucker did a workshop at CraftFusion, I was unavailable to attend and requested the workshop kit be mailed. The directions and supplies were great.This was completed on 7/30.
Here are some close ups
The mermaid was fuzzy cut from Graphic 45 paper, glitter, sand and adornments added, a gold piece was rusted per directions.
The bright yellow plastic gumball machine was "Distressed" rusted per directions.
The base was attached using E-6000, per directions and so many items were included in the kit to decorate with, the octopus was fuzzy cut from Graphic 45 paper included.
I was sorry to miss the workshop, but this was great fun to create at home.
Just had to share,
I have had a wooden key holder just waiting for the right idea. Using Papers and doodads from Club Scrap's May Creative License collections and items from my stash, as well as my walk earlier in the morning I created this assemblage.
Here are some closeups:
This is the inside with the door open
a side view
It was fun to create this project, even if I did some measuring.
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This month I created the following with the Club Scrap January Celebration collection
All papers,inks, stamps and elements are from Club Scrap Including the stencil which was used for her eye. The large girl stencil is from Stencil Girl. The paper beads were created using the Silver and Black 12 by 12 paper cut into strips, beads used are from past Club Scrap kits, fiber from Celebration.
and the left side
I love the Celebrate and old friend sentiment together.
Here are some cards created using the Celebrate Greetings to Go Kit
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I hope you arrived from Lisa's rockin paper scissors and glue blog if not, please use the link, you don't want to miss her inspiration. You can also begin at the start of the Blog Hop with Karen at Club Scrap's Blog.
My project this month with the December Navigation Collection is a necklace or a custom pendant
A 1 and 3/8" circle punch was used to obtain a perfect circle of the Laugh More sentiment from a cut apart included in the kit. A larger circle was fussy cut , by tracing along the outside edge of the Cabochon (clear domed top). The edges of the paper circles were inked using Club Scrap Earth ink. A gold compass was cut from one of the special fibers included in the Club Stamp Navigation Kit. Club Scrap glue adhered the circles together and to the Bezel (base of the necklace). The glue was also used to adhere the top to the paper. The glue dries clear so there were no worries. In place of the chain, one of the fibers, which was included in the collection, was threaded through the clasp, after a bow was tied. The necklace was from Retreat 2015 and can be purchased in a set of 3 in the Club Scrap Store, it is called Bezel,Cabochon & Chain Set (3 pk), which can be found here.
Next up on the Blog Hop is Kay's Keepsakes Blog, be sure to stop by and see what she has created with this wonderful collection.
Thank you again for stopping by.
Enjoy a wonderful New Year,
The Transformation collection is so wonderful this month it was very difficult to decide on what to make, there were so many possibilities. I finally decided on a grouping of three 6 by 6 wall hangings.
One of my favorite embellishments was included in the Club Stamp Kit, the dried Ginkgo leaves, I used one in each hanging.
The Ginkgo leaf was stamped several times on the paper using silver ink. An Ink of Stella pen was used to add glitter to the candles.
The middle one is wood and was stained using Distress Stain
The silver stones were created by using the stencil on the awesome Hammered Silver paper. Using the stamp of the rocks with two colors of ink and molding the paper to be rounded on the edges provided the prefect amount of dimension. The Peace stamp was used several times on the light tan ribbon too. The coins and buttons were included in the collection as well.
The nautilus was cut from a 12 by 12 Print and is also very dimensional, plus the leaf stamp was inked with silver and then had metallic chalk added on top, on the wide ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my wall hangings, which are already hung up.
Earlier this month I created 12 cards using the Transformation Greeting to Go kit, here is a LINK if you would like to see them.
Next up is Donna Coughlin's Blog, please be sure to hop on over and see what Donna will be sharing with us this month, using the Club Scrap's Transformation Collection.
Thank you for stopping by and comments are always appreciated.