Sunday, January 30, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 29 AND...T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 10

Sad but true, I am still not done with my interpretations of T!m's 12 tags of Christmas. This is my version of his day 10 tag combined nicely with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #29 that's been going on over at Linda's blog. I've used the purple twilight paint dabber on harlequin patterned grunge paper but that's about all I'll tell you of the technique known as Weathered Wood grunge found on page 50 of T!m's book.

The acetate flowers are a Technique Junkies technique. It didn't go very well for me for reasons I can't really go into without divulging too much info ;-]. I've only used 2 Club Scrap items for todays challenge...the soft flower and the bronze brad in the center of my acetate flower. The chain and washers were purchased at the hardware store. I gave the washers a few coats of AI to grunge em up a bit.

Now, onto the important part. The adorable little girl is my Grandmother (Dad's Mother). I never met her as she passed away only months after my Dad met my Mom. I grew up not knowing much about her (other than that she was an orphan)and had only seen a couple photos that I can remember. Some time ago, I came into possession (from a relative) of a treasure trove of old family photos. One of which is this one (i've used a laser copy, not the original!). I hope she likes what I've done with it.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Layout Sketch Challenge at Club Scrap

Here is a layout I did for a sketch challenge at Club Scrap.

These are pictures from a bike ride that my sister and I did while I was visiting her in California. As you can see, it was called the Princess Promenade and I believe that year, the proceeds benefited Breast Cancer research. All the women and girls came dressed in all sorts of crowns and tiaras and boa's and it was loads of fun. I wish I could come up with somethin clever for those 3 rectangles on the lower left, but I'm drawing a blank.

Papers: Club Scrap Blossom, Creative Imaginations
Stamps: Club Scrap Wheel & Sprocket
Embellishments: take a journey button - Club Scrap Destinations; Crown cut on Silhouette and stamped with Club Scrap White ink

Followed this sketch:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuesday Morning Haul

Just thought I'd share a picture of my recent purchases at Tuesday Morning. Some will be gifts to my niece and some will be shared with my sister, some I have no idea what to do with (school days packaging tape!).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 28

Here's a simple little everyday card that uses the technique described on page 57 of T!m's Compendium of Curiosities. This is the 28th week of Linda's challenge and I'm proud to say I've participated in each and every one!

I don't have a lot of details to share, but I'll give the few i do: All cardstock, stamps and stickers are from Club Scrap's Artifacts collection. The paper ribbon is from the Castaway Kit. I've used what me and my sister refer to as "our redneck copics" to color in the stamped image. They are actually Bic Mark Its. Oh, and I've used my Position-it Tool to perfectly place those fish stamps along the edge. I LOVE THIS TOOL!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 27

I spent a few hours yesterday making scrapbook page layouts using a technique called ALSB from Club Scrap. I will normally do an entire kit this way and store them in albums waiting for the perfect photos. I find this method much, much easier than starting with a handful of photos and working the other way. It seemed backward to me when I was first introduced, but now I know it's the best thing that's ever happened to my scrappin' life! This layout (and the ones I will post below) are from the May 2010 Blossom Kit (not much of it left to purchase!) which is one of my personal favorites as it uses the most yummy shade of my beloved purple. Ironically, the butterfly (which was cut on my silhouette) was used as a mask on an earlier challenge.
I've incorporated Linda's CCC #27 challenge into this particular layout by misting over a club scrap mask from the Arts N Crafts kit using Glimmer Mists and a homemade distress mist. If you want all the details of this homemade concoction, and for a million other reasons, you must purchase your very own copy of T!m's book here.

Here are some of my nekkid (without photos, lol) Blossom layouts:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 26 AND...T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 12

Once again I am combining challenges. Linda's CCC task this week is Rusted Grunge which is on page 45 of T!m's book and my personal challenge to interpret each of T!m's 12 tags of Christmas for 2010. The technique has been applied to the heart to give a nice rusted appearance.

The door hanger print and the reds (print & plain) come from an old Club Scrap kit called Chocolate Shoppe. I actually took mine from a remix released just a year or so ago. The button, flower, mesh and twine are all plucked from my stash of goodies. The LOVE is my interpretation of Tim's movers and shapers die which I've designed and cut with my Silhouette.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 25 AND.... T!m's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 9

The 25th challenge on Studio L3 is one called scribble stain distress. I'm was not at all familiar with this, so I had to carefully read page 34 of T!m's book. I have chosen to combine this 25th challenge, with T!m's 12 tags of Christmas Day 9 (yes, I'm still working on that project, lol)

There are so many things going on here, but i'll try to capture as many details as possible:
Technique done on a full 8.5x11 sheet of Club Scrap paper from the Bugs collection (just a nice off white color). Then I ironed it and I ran it through my printer to put the words and music to John Lennon's Imagine on it. I cut the pieces to fit my photo block and then I started blinging things up a bit. Added rhinestones to a peace sign stamp from a Recollections stamp set called Feelin' Groovy. I cut the peace dove and the treble clef on my silhouette and then inked them with Dusty Concord distress ink and sprayed with pearl glimmer mist. The Rosette is made with an amazing Club Scrap paper from the Time & Space kit and edged with gold glitter. I typed up a lyric of the song and printed it on a bracket I cut with the Silhouette. Also, there are dots of bisque liquid pearls along the bottom of each side.

Club Scrap's ALCM Card Deck

ALCM is an acronym for Assembly Line Card-making. Club Scrap has put together 52 versatile card layout ideas for you to have available at your fingertips. The deck comes complete with 52 cards and a storage tin; each card features a unique formula, gather list, cutting instructions and skill level guide.

The wonderfully cool thing aboutALCM (& ALSB- Assembly Line Scrap-booking) is how efficiently it uses the paper. The cutting instructions are a breeze to follow and you usually don't even have a scrap of unused paper left. They give you the "bones" of the card and it's up to you to alter or embellish as you like.

The Thank You cards below utilize the 5 of diamonds. This particular card calls for 2-12x12 pieces of coordinating paper and it yields 4 cards with only the teeny tiniest scraps left behind.

Club Scrap Products Used:
Blue paper is from Varsity collection
Print is from the Asian Artisan Kit
Thank You stamp comes from the Gimme A Ring Unmounted stamps

Other Products:
Stylized Flower Embossing folder from ProvoCraft (Cuttlebug)
Faded Jeans and Tea Die Distress Ink from Ranger
Pearfect Pearl in Forever Blue and the Perfect Medium bullet pen
Flower is Studio G stamp I think.


These 4 cards were created using the 5 of Hearts which also instructs you to use 2-12x12 pieces of paper to make 4 cards.

Club Scrap Products Used:
Print is from the Be Wonderful Kit (available only through Crafters, like myself!)
I'm ashamed to say that the plain blue is CS, but I can't identify which sorry.
The white fiber & shark/dolphin stamp is from the Castaway kit

Other Products:
Faded Jeans and Distress Ink from Ranger
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch
Thanks, Bird & Swirl are Inkadinkadoo (I think).
Happy Birthday is Autumn Leaves stamp set.
Chipboard flower unknown. Rounded Posie flower was cut on my Silhouette.
White Pen from Inkssentials

Now, I know you want one of these decks, so send me an email and maybe I can get you a deal!