Thursday, March 29, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day 6


Creative Chemistry 101 Day 7

  • Nostalgic Batik Technique
  • Rusted Enamel Technique
  • Distress Powder Resist Technique
Club Scrap stamps from Raku, Comfort Zone & Versailles kits

Creative Chemistry 101 Day 5

I don't own any kraft resist, so I made do with what I do have which is a wonderful paper stack from DCWV called Ciao Bella (which has varnished accents on many of the pages).
For stamping with stains, i wasn't getting very good results with my picket fence stain but i'm using what came out of it anyway. Marbled stains wasn't very cooperative with me either, but i think the way the stains play on the surface of the paper depends greatly on the paper you're using, but I refuse to buy "specialty stamping paper"...seems ludacrous to me. Guess i'm cheap.
  • Stained Kraft Resist Technique
  • Stamping with Stains Technique
  • Marbled Stains Technique

Friday, March 23, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day 4

Happy with the two flower ones. HATE the other HM (hot mess). I should have used a mask rather than a stencil on the 3rd, but too late in the evening for me and i have to work tomorrow :(.
  • Watercoloring with Re-inkers Technique
  • Layered Misting Technique
  • Custom Stamp Pad Technique

Love and Patience sentiment & rose from Club Scrap

Sunflowers (or whatever they are) are from Impression Obsession

Crown and aztec sun & art are from Club Scrap stencils.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day 2 & 3

Day 3: Today is the first chance I've had to play. I made a 2 versions of 2 of the techniques shared. Didn't like the middle one enough to do it again and I didn't really have the proper stuff.
  • Alcohol Ink Agates Technique
  • Archival Resist Technique
  • Stamping with Reflections Technique

Club scrap stamps used on left 2 and middle. Not sure who is the designer/manufacturer of the ones on the right.

Day 2:

  • Blended Spritz & Flick Technique
  • Brushless Watercolor Technique
  • Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Here are just a few of the many cards I made this year. Some were inspired by Pinterest, some i found on blogs and others just came together magically. I hope you enjoy your St. Patrick's Day safely!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I was in quick need of a confirmation card for a special someone and I found this beautiful example online last night. Ironically, it used the only stampin up die I own (since i do most cutting on my Silhouette) and I already had a dove shape in my Sil library. Anyway, I knew Club Scrap's Vogue collection was just the perfect paper for this and that embossing folder was just sitting on my it was all meant to be! I cannot believe how quickly it came together (that almost never happens for me!)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday has the perfect sketch for the card I had in mind to create for my BF's family (He's 100% Irish on both sides, so St. Patrick's Day is quite special to them!)

I knew i wanted to use this fantastic Subway art from eighteen25 blog and I was hoping I could also incorporate some cool metallic shamrock doilies I picked up at Michaels the other day. I simply printed the subway art onto some neutral Club Scrap paper to create the tag...cut the doily down (will use the rest of it on the inside!) and added some other bits of Club Scrap paper and was done.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Squirrely Challenge - Layered masking

Mother Squirrel Nancy has us layering our masks this time around. It's a Technique Junkie technique from the Dec/Jan 2012 newsletter. What amazing results from a relatively simple idea. Biggest challenge is choosing the right stamps & a pleasing color palette. I'm mostly happy with how they turned out.
Paper is all from Welcome Kit, Stamps from Cruisin kit, both by Club Scrap
Paper is all from Papillion Kit by Club Scrap, Stamps from Outlines & Inkadinkadoo (?)

Be sure to visit Nancy's blog & see how amazing hers are! And, link to the other Squirrel Girls.

Paper is all from variety of kits by Club Scrap, Stamps from Club Scrap Kits ?? & Papillion

In addition, Julie hosts a challenge on the Club Scrap board every month and she's chosen "Going in Circles" for March. I'm going to submit the one below for that.
Paper is all from variety of kits by Club Scrap, Stamps from Club Scrap Kits Just Dandy & Papillion

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 2012 Club Scrap Sketch Relay Challenge

Feels like forever since I scrapped and from the looks of my blog, it has been a while. I was fortunate enough to win the February Sketch Relay Challenge on Club Scrap, so I got to choose the sketch for March. I went with this simple design from the 2010 Retreat kit-Connections.

I dug deep to find these photos from May 2005. Me, my sis and bro & my Mom all acting like fools at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Good Times!

All paper for this layout is from the Club Scrap kit called Scholarship.