Sunday, January 19, 2020

Card Sketch at Club Scrap

Hi! It's been a perfect weekend to stay in and craft here in Upstate NY. Cold and snowy! My dog doesn't even want to go out in it! I'm spending the whole weekend crafting - perfect. 
I'm not much of a New Year resolution kind of person but this year I felt the need to make one. I haven't blogged much lately and decided to be more active on my blog. A couple of years ago I was a member of the Club Scrap Artist Team and I loved it so much! Gave my creativity purpose, deadlines an a focus. I miss that! I'm a Design Team member of the Challenge Blog Creative with Stamps and it keeps me active but not quite enough. I've gotten lazy and need to get back on track! So, this year I plan to blog more and hope to join another Design Team :)

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Club Scrap Sketch Challenge on Facebook.

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Here's my "W Fun Fold" card. All stamped images are Club Scrap unmounted stamps from the Garden Shed collection. The hexagon embossing folder is from my stash. The papers are Club Scrap and Stampin Up!

I love this fun fold design! The base is 4 1/8" x 11" folded in half. . The "W" is a strip 1" x 11" folded in 4 equal parts. The 4 panels are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". The inside mattes are 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".
I used a foam blender to put Stampin Up! Crumb Cake ink through a hexagon stencil (Club Scrap). Then I stamped a few bees with the same color. I used a large hexagon background stamp from my stash to ink the top mattes in Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber. I used Stampin Up! Early Expresso to ink all the stamped images. All are Club Scrap Garden Shed except the "Bee-lieve In Yourself" which is from my stash. I popped up a couple of the bees with foam dots.

I hope you liked my card and will watch my blog for more to come!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Creative with Stamps #46 Scarf

Hello! Happy Holidays! Today I'm sharing my Design Team card for Creative with Stamps #46 Scarf.

The penguin image and sentiment is from my stash. I colored the image with Copic markers. The background is glitter paper I got at a Dollar Store near me. The snowflake stickers are from Club Scrap. I embossed the white strip behind the penguin with an embossing folder from my stash.

Check out Creative with Stamps for the other Design Team creations and to link up a scarf project of your own!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps #45 Polar Bear

Hello there! It's time again for another challenge at Creative with Stamps. The theme this month is Polar Bear.

I don't own any polar bear stamps and couldn't find a digital I wanted to use. So, I cut a polar bear stencil and stamped inside the image with Club Scrap Shades of Winter snowflake stamps. The sentiment is also Shades of Winter.
I embellished with snowflake stickers and a silver ribbon - also Club Scrap but I can't remember the kits they came from.

Head over to Creative with Stamps to see the other design team projects and link up a card of your own!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps # 44 Turkey

Hello! Today I'm sharing my Design Team card for the Creative with Stamps Challenge Blog. This month's theme is "Turkey".

I have no Turkey stamps so had to get a little creative with punch art and a hand carved stamp! 

Awhile ago I carved this buffalo check stamp and used that for the background of the leaf die cut I used for the turkey's feathers.

I stamped the image in yellow on yellow paper and die cut the leaf shape. I love that monochrome buffalo check!

I stamped the sentiment with a stamp from my stash, and embossed the background. I used a feather die cut adhered over an oval die cut shape for the turkey's body.

Get over to Creative with Stamps before the end of the month and link up a Turkey card!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps #43 Tree

Hello again! Fall - Wow, October already. It got cool all of a sudden here in Upstate NY. Trees losing leaves and color changing so fast! Definitely appropriate for Creative with Stamps Tree theme this month!.

I used Stamped images from Club Scrap to make my card. That gorgeous tree on the front is from the Reunion Collection and the little leaves on the background are from Color Me Happy. That tree image was actually the very 1st Club Scrap stamp I ever purchased! Someone at a crop had the stamp and I loved it! I ended up on their Design Team for a while and am currently a kit member-all because of that stamp :)
I used gold embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun on all the stamped images.'s a front panel gate fold card :) 

Link up a tree card of your own until the end of the month at Creative with Stamps.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps # 42 Autumn

Hello friends! Where has the summer gone?  I love summer and I can't believe it's September already! BUT I do love fall too.
The theme this month at Creative with Stamps is Autumn.

I used Club Scrap Forest Floor to make my card. All stamped images, paper, and fibers are Forest Floor. The Sentiment is Club Scrap Adirondack and the little mushrooms are Club Scrap too but I can't remember the collection.

The card is a Twist and Pop card. I love these-they are so fun to make and to give! I colored all the stamped images with Prismacolor pencils. 

Don't forget to check out Creative with Stamps challenge blog to see what the other Design Team members made and to link up a card of your own!

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps # 41 Dad

Hello! Today I'm sharing my Design Team creation for Creative with Stamps. The Theme this month is "Dad (or masculine)."

I used a super cute stamp from Toomuchfun Rubberstamps for my card base. I got it at a Stamp Show in May. They have all sorts of different "shirt" stamps. I used the hoodie sweatshirt stamp for my card. Sooo Cute!! I embellished the front with different stamped images and doodads.  The stamped images, embellishments and sentiment are Club Scrap. (Creative License, Trattoria, Paradise, Steamworks and Succulents)

The stamp is quite large and the image is of the front and the back of the shirt. It measures 8" x 5". Folded up the card is 5" x 4". I used my stamp platform since I didn't have a stamp block big enough.

Then you just fold it in half! So cute!!! You can buy a die cut of each stamp but I just used my Scan N Cut, scanned in the stamped image and let the machine cut it out.

Head over to Creative With Stamps to see what the other Design Team members created and to link up a card of your own!

Have a great day!