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It’s time for the Delft Blog Hop & Linky Party!

Welcome to the March Blog Hop and Linky Party. Thanks for joining us as we share pages, cards, and other projects featuring the Delft collection.

I’m enamored with the gorgeous patterns and shades of blue in this kit. I knew they’d make beautiful additions to my home decor, so I subbed out papers from the Stacked Book Box Project.

Delft Stacked Book Boxes

Delft Stacked Book Boxes

Delft Stacked Book Boxes

The smallest box is perfectly sized to hold greeting cards. Gotta love pretty (hidden) storage!

Delft Stacked Book Boxes

And now it’s YOUR turn to make something–ANYTHING–with your Delft supplies. Be sure to share your creation by joining the Linky Party below. We’ll give one lucky contributor a Club Scrap gift certificate.

Are you ready to see what our other bloggers are up to? Lilian is your next stop. I’ve included a full list of bloggers below, just in case.

Club Scrap (you are here)

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Kay’s Keepsakes

Deb Duz Scrappin

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Inkstains with Roni

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Kelly at Serendipity & Whimsy

DELFT LINKY PARTY

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March Artist Team Challenge–Digital Hybrid Crafting

Each month we supply our Artist Team members with a digital kit. This month, we challenged our artists to come up with unique ways to incorporate these digital elements into hybrid artwork.

After downloading the March Delft Digital kit, I opened the files in Photoshop and printed out the quad print.

Delft Digi Hybrid Quad Print

Next, I isolated three pieces of artwork, resized each, and placed them onto a new blank document so I could print them all at once.

Delft Digi Hybrid Elements

After trimming out the printed elements, I was able to make four cards and three pendants.

Delft Digi Hybrid Greeting Cards

Delft Digi Hybrid Pendants

Visit my personal blog to take a closer look at each card and to see how the pendants were made.

NOW LET’S GET HOPPING!

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Artist Team has created? Kelly is your next stop on the hop. I’ve included a list of bloggers below, just in case you lose your place. Happy hopping!

Kelly at Serendipity and Whimsy

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at A Peeling Papercrafts

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Josette at Little Bits

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Deb Duz Scrappin

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

BONUS: Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

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February Artist Team Challenge–Alpha Stencils

These awesome alpha and number stencils were released at the 2016 Retreat. We sent a set to each member of our artist team, and challenged them to come up with unique ways to incorporate them into their artwork.

These stencils are great for scrapbook pages. Just grab an ink applicator and your favorite CS ink to create page titles quickly and easily. The simple, clean font goes with just about every kit theme.

Jet Black ink and Uppercase Alpha Stencils on the Fur-Ever Friends Fido collection (Remix).

Earth CS Hybrid ink and Lowercase Alpha Stencils on Literature Lite pages.

The stencils are also great for other projects, like this perpetual calendar. For more information about how it was made, click HERE.

Love what you see? As a special treat, save 50% on the Uppercase and Lowercase Alpha Stencil sets through March 6.

Are you ready to see what our Artist Team has created? Kelly is your next stop on the hop. I’ve included a list of bloggers below, just in case you lose your place. Happy hopping!

Kelly at Serendipity and Whimsy

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at A Peeling Papercrafts

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Deb Duz Scrappin

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

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It’s time for the Succulents Blog Hop & Linky Party

Welcome to the February Blog Hop and Linky Party. Thanks for joining us as we share pages, cards, and other projects featuring the Succulents collection.

I just love the artwork and color scheme this month. Even though I collect succulents (and therefore have plenty of photos of them), I found the colors went beautifully with so many other pics.

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Succulents Lite Layout 1-2

Last fall, the Mike-man and I went to Door County for the day to celebrate our anniversary. The photos from Cave Point Park were perfect on the Succulents Lite ALSB layouts.

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In order to accommodate more vertical pics, I rotated the layout (and journaling Cutapart) on the right 90 degrees. (I bet you wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t mentioned it!)

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I was also able to add an extra photo by using the small mat (now) at the top of the page.

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Succulents Lite Layout 7-8

We took quite a few “selfies” that day–I guess that’s what you do when no one else is around to take pictures for you!

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Succulents Lite Layout 3-4

After scrapping the Door County trip, I was left with two more layouts. I chose to work with these pics of my mom, my daughter and me from a baby shower we attended. (These photos are extra-special because mom is kinda camera-shy.)

Again, I used a small mat as an opportunity to sneak in an extra photo.

Guess what? I’m two for two on my self-imposed monthly scrap challenge. Woot!

And now it’s YOUR turn to make something–ANYTHING–with your Succulents supplies. Be sure to share your creation by joining the Linky Party below. We’ll give one lucky contributor a Club Scrap gift certificate.

Are you ready to see what our other bloggers are up to? Lilian is your next stop. I’ve included a full list of bloggers below, just in case.

Club Scrap (you are here)

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Kay’s Keepsakes

Jac at Carneyval Vagabonds

Deb Duz Scrappin

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Inkstains with Roni

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Kelly at Serendipity & Whimsy

SUCCULENTS LINKY PARTY



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January Artist Team Challenge–Faux Batik

Since the January 2017 Color Me Happy kit was inspired by batik designs and artwork, this month’s challenge is to create a project that features batik or faux batik techniques.

I shared a few different ways to achieve a faux batik look in a post earlier this month. Once I started playing, I couldn’t stop!

Ink Jumbo collage stamp with  Watermark ink, stamp onto Green Plain. Heat emboss with clear EP. Use ink applicator to apply Leaf and Peridot ink. Wipe away excess. Place artwork face down on a paper towel, use a craft iron to remove embossing.

This card uses the same technique with the Art Nouveau sun image on Yellow Plain with Tangerine ink.

Stamp Jumbo collage image in watermark ink onto White Plain. Use a heat tool to dry ink. Apply Lagoon and Leaf ink to panel using a brayer. Wipe away excess.

Are you ready to see what the Artist Team has created? Your next stop is Donna at Hawthorne Hill. I’ve included a full list of participating bloggers here, just in case you take a detour. Enjoy!

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at A Peeling Papercrafts

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Josette at Little Bits

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Deb Duz Scrappin

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

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Color Me Happy Blog Hop & Linky Party

Welcome to the Color Me Happy Blog Hop and Linky Party!

Last year I challenged myself to scrap my Lite kits every month. I shared this goal here on the blog, hoping the accountability would motivate me. Sadly, I only had about a 50% success rate.

Well, I’m going to give it another shot in 2017, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Here are my Color Me Happy Lite pages. Completely finished. Ready for the scrapbook. (In case your tracking it, that’s a 100% success rate for 2017. Yay me!)

LAYOUT 1 & 2

Photos from a (not so) recent trip to Jamaica were perfect on these papers. All I added was a title made with alpha dies and some journaling.

LAYOUT 3 & 4

I’m a lucky gal because my bestie is a travel agent. A really good one. So good, she earns free trips. And guess what? Sometimes her DH can’t go, so she asks me along. By the way, I’ve been looking for an excuse to use my crabby die–so here he is, cut from Yellow Plain, accented with a bit of Tangerine ink.

LAYOUT 5 & 6

Know what I love best about Tricia’s finished ALSB page designs? After photos and journaling, you don’t need to add a thing. (Unless you want to, which of course is totally your call.)

LAYOUT 7 & 8

After running out of Jamaica pics, I realized photos from Hunter’s 16th birthday still needed scrapping. (He’s going to be 20 in May…oops!) All these pages needed were more of those awesome die cut alphas for a title.

It’s time to get this hop started! Your first stop is the talented Lilian over at The Leaf Studio. (If you get lost anywhere along the way, there’s a full list of bloggers below.) Get inspired, then link up your project below for a chance to win a gift certificate!

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Kay’s Keepsakes

Deb Duz Scrappin

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Josette at Little Bits

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Inkstains with Roni

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Kelly at Serendipity & Whimsy

JANUARY LINKY PARTY



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Shades of Winter Blog Hop & Linky Party

Can you believe it’s the end of December already? And nearly the end of 2016? Time flies when you’re having crafty fun!

I just love the beauty and elegance of the Shades of Winter collection. I’m always looking for different ways to store and gift greeting cards, so I made a folio that holds ten A2 cards and envelopes.

The basis for the folio is two card boxes made from the CS Sand Print using an Envelope Punch Board or a Scor-Pal. (There are many tutorials out there.)

Each box measures 4.5 x 6″ to accommodate A2 envelopes, and are 1/2 inch deep.

Two pieces of mat board cut 1 inch larger than the card boxes make up the front and back covers of the folio.  (In this case, 5×6.5″.)

Wrap the front and back covers with CS White Boughs Print, connected by a 4″ wide spine. Adhere the card boxes to the front and back inside covers.

Embellish the cover with a Lite Snowflake Charm.

Are you ready to see what our other bloggers have created?  Lilian is your next stop. I’ve included a full list of bloggers below in case you lose your way.

Don’t forget to share your own Shades of Winter creation via the Linky Party below for a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate. Happy hopping!

Club Scrap (you are here)

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Kay’s Keepsakes

Deb Duz Scrappin

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Josette at Little Bits

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Inkstains with Roni

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Kelly at Serendipity & Whimsy

DECEMBER LINKY PARTY


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December Artist Team Challenge

In an effort to increase awareness of to the member-run challenges on our forum, this month’s Artist Team Challenge was to select one (or more) of the December forum challenges and create a project that meets that challenge.

We hope this blog hop inspires you to check out the variety of ongoing monthly challenges!

I decided to make a couple of cards inspired by the December Card Sketch.

The Shades of Winter 8.5×11 CS White Print is gorgeous on its own, but the raised print really pops when you add Sapphire Hybrid Ink.

After inking, I trimmed the print into 1-3/16 x 3-3/4″ panels. I used a strip of washi tape from The Blues in place of the ribbon in the sketch.

Die cut sentiments finish off each card.

Are you ready to see what the Artist Team has created? Your next stop is Donna at Hawthorne Hill. I’ve included a full list of participating bloggers here, just in case you take a detour. Enjoy!

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Inkstains with Roni

Pam at A Peeling Papercrafts

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Josette at Little Bits

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Deb Duz Scrappin

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

*********** DAY 6 WINNER *************

Yesterday’s winner of the November 2011 Tilescapes kit is ruth-ann. Congratulations Ruth Ann! Watch your email for more information.

It’s time for another giveaway!

Day Seven Giveaway: the August 2008 Cruisin’ kit.

Includes printed and plain papers, two wood mounted stamps, Embellishment Pack, Thickers, and so much more. (Greetings to Go in photo NOT included.)

Leave a comment below today, 12/19/16, before 11:59pm Central time, for a chance to win this kit in a random drawing. (Winner will be announced by 10am Central at the bottom of the 12/20/16 blog post.)

************* THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *****************

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Paradise Blog Hop & Linky Party

Welcome to the Paradise Blog Hop!

The November Paradise collection is colorful, fun, and just so . . . HAPPY! A kit this happy calls for a birthday card that has an extra fun surprise inside, don’t you think?

I’ve been wanting to try an “explosion” card for a while now. Paradise images and colors created the perfect excuse for me to give it a shot.

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I stamped the parrot image (Art Nouveau UM) onto White Print in Jet Black ink, then made the outline of the image darker and thicker using a Sharpie marker (totally copying my friend Cathy’s Guest Artist card idea!) I added the fussy cut image to the front of the card with Foam Adhesive Circles for dimension. Leaves are die cut from Green Plain. Sentiment is from Jumbo UM.

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As you open the card, the Turkish Map folded interior reveals . . .

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. . . a birthday surprise inside!

Are you ready to see more Paradise creations? Lilian is your next stop. Don’t forget to share YOUR Paradise project via the Linky Party below–you might be chosen to win a Club Scrap gift certificate!

Club Scrap (you are here)

Lilian at The Leaf Studio

Kay’s Keepsakes

Deb Duz Scrappin

Sweeet Designs by Cheryl

Josette at Little Bits

Jennifer at Scrappy Side of Me

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Pam at APeeling Papercrafts

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Inkstains with Roni

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Donna at Hawthorne Hill

Kelly at Serendipity & Whimsy

PARADISE LINKY PARTY


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Christmas Thyme Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Thyme blog hop! We have over a dozen talented bloggers sharing cards, pages and other projects made using the 2016 Christmas Thyme Collection: Including the Christmas Thyme Stamper’s Kit, Christmas Thyme Unmounted Stamps, and Christmas Thyme Digital Hybrid Kit.

I’m always looking for quick and easy handmade gifts–you know, for those occasions when you don’t want to spend a lot, but a card just doesn’t seem like it’s enough?

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Coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite food groups, so I browsed Pinterest in search of neat ways to package coffee and chocolate gifts for my friends.

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First, chocolate! I followed this video tutorial using the Envelope Punch Board to make a cute little pinwheel box to hold chocolate treats such as a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or my personal fave, Ghirardelli chocolate squares. Yum!

Trim Green Plain to 6×6″. Stamp outside with images from Christmas Thyme (pinecone, sentiment) and Garden Shed (herb sprig on flaps).

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Follow directions in video to assemble the box. Stamp Christmas Thyme sentiment inside using White Pigment ink.

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Keurig coffee makers are more popular than ever, so I wanted a cute way to give an assortment of K-cups. There are numerous tutorials out there, but most require the use of a 1-5/8″ or 1-7/8″ circle punch–which I don’t happen to own. After a bit of searching, I was inspired by this tutorial.

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I followed her basic steps to create the box base and divider inserts from Brown Plain, adjusting the measurements fit the dimensions of a K-cup.

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While the sliding box cover was cool, I opted to make a traditional box lid from Green Plain, using the same technique.

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The top is embellished with a printed panel (Christmas Thyme Digital Hybrid kit) matted with Gold Plain. The wreath image (Christmas Thyme UM) was stamped in Jet Black and colored with watercolor pencils. I added “berries” using red Stickles.

Are you ready to see what our other bloggers are up to? Tricia is your next stop. I’ve included a full list of bloggers below, in case you lose your way. Happy hopping!

Tricia at The Efficient Crafter

Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper

Tina at Finding Your Niche

Lisa at Rockin Paper, Scissors and Glue

Inkstains with Roni

Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced

Digital Musings by Annette D

Donna at The Crafty Colonel

Jill P’s Place

Kay’s Keepsakes

Kelly at Serendipity and Whimsy

Hetty at Craft Chaos

Made by Wendy Bellino

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