Sunday, April 9, 2017

Let's go out & just tell em we're Scrapbooking!!!!

Hey hey hey it's Spring!!!!
No more snow here .... Finally!!!
Course now that I said that...it'll probably snow....

Soooo I am playing along with Wicked Wednesday's "Girly Girl" ATC challenge this week.

I just love this set of rubberstamps from Club Scrap 2011 Girl's Night Out set.  I love the saying - it's too funny!!  For the ATC, I stamped the image in black india ink, then I used my waterbrush and watercolor crayons and splattered watercolor onto the ATC card.  I also used the watercolor around the edge of the card.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Friday, April 7, 2017

How to Organize your rubberstamp images!!!

Hello Blog Followers!!
Do you have a billion Club Scrap Rubberstamps like I do?????

So here is the backstory....I was trying to figure out a way to keep a list of my acrylic paints on my phone, so when I go shopping I stop buying the identical paints I already own.  Don't ask why...I am sure you can guess!!  Bwahahaha - so as I was searching for an app for this - I ran into people who were using a program to organize their rubberstamps....hummmm I have a lot of stamps...I might need this...and so I read on...yes this looks utterly amazing!  As some of you may know I have been in love with Club Scrap for many many moons and have a ginormous stack of rubberstamps.  You know stacks like this:

When I want a stamp, I have books like this:

I flip page by page through the books looking for what I need.  I currently have two 4" binders.  They are heavy and bulky and take up a ton of my valuable counter space in my scraproom.  I need to start a 3rd - but now that I have found this new program - guess what????  I don't have to start a new book AND best of all - I can get rid of (well not really - does anyone crafter really throw anything out???) the other 2 books.

So here's the deal - There is a program you can have on your phone and on your computer - they sync up and keep the identical information in both places.  You put a copy of your rubberstamp images into the program and add 'tags' - as many as tags as possible - so when you are looking for something - you type that tag or search word into the search box, and vola...all of the kits with that sort of image will pop up!!

So now I can update the program each month with the new images on my computer, and then when I am down in my scrapbook room and scrapbooking - I can do a search on my phone down in my scraproom - it is so freakin' awesome and way faster than my flipping through the books gig...I am so thrilled!!

So the program/APP name is "Evernote".  You can use it free.  There is limitations, but nothing too crazy.  You can upload photos and such up to 60mb each month.  It took me 3 months to upload all of my images.  I have photos and such back 10 years.  I am not quite done and I need to physically go through my stamps and make sure I am not missing any - but I basically have 10 years of images and have used a total of 110mb.  So I still have 10mb to use this month if needed.


In this section - you will see a small image of some of the stamps:

In this section - you can see the list of tags associated with the stamps:

In this section - you can see I have 2 notebooks - one for the rubberstamps, and one for my acrylic paint inventory:

Anyways I just had to share my awesome new find - Such a great way to organize all my awesome rubberstamp images!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop

Delft Blog Hop!!

Today I am working with Club Scrap's Delft Digi Kit.This is such a pretty kit - I am really loving the 'broken dishes' design on the papers!! Here are the 3 layouts I did today for the blog hop using this fantastic kit:
 On this above layout - I used a 'button' element and colored them either dark or light blue, then I took the flower digital image and make it into a brush (select image, go to Edit, Define brush preset) and then painted white flowers on the dark blue buttons and dark blue flowers on the light blue buttons.

On this above layout, I again created brushes with the various digital images and increased the brush size very large to blow up the images big to use as frames.  In order for the white to stand out against the background - I increased the the size of the drop shadows a lot to give them lots of shadow and make them pop!!

Thanks for stopping by...now for more great stuff -

go check out Cheryl's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Friday, March 24, 2017

March Artist Team Challenge

March Artist Team Challenge
Club Scrap Digital kits

So I think I am getting a bit of spring fever...I think I am just about done with all the snow we have had - the family is thrilled with it, of course, because it extends the skiing season, but I am pretty much over the whole shoveling thang!!  SO in high hopes of spring - I opted to use Club Scrap's Spring Chorus digital kit for this month's Artist challenge of working with one of their digital kits.  I am pretty comfortable with their digital kits and really enjoyed this challenge!!  Here are three layouts I created:




Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Weathered Florals ATC - 2016 Retreat Swap

2016 Club Scrap Retreat ATC Swap


These are the ATC cards I made for the 2016 Club Scrap Retreat ATC swap.  I used "Weathered Florals" stamps from ClubScrap.   I created 3 different color versions of the same set of images.  My inspiration this year was from the 'rocks' I have been painting for leaving around town - we have a facebook group locally called "Kalispell Rocks" and folks paint rocks and 'hide' them around town or parks or wherever and other folks can find them - then post to the group a picture of them finding the rocks - the finder can then rehide or keep the rock, whichever they prefer.  Anyways I have been painting a ton of rocks and I really like the 'dot' technique for coloring in images - so I decided to rubber stamp the main images - and color them in with various shades of color as shown in the images here.  Its a super fun and simple technique - give it a try!!

To create the dots - you can use various tools - and sizes - here I used 3 different sizes of  embossing tools, just like these - this set I have has 6 different sizes.  But if you don't have these - you can you pencil eraser, end of paint brushes, wooden dowels, chopsticks, etc - pretty much anything pointy!!

I used acrylic paints to paint/color in the images with the dots.

Here I painted in various shades of green for the leaves:
The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wicked Wednesday Challenge - March

Newsprint ATC's

This one I am submitting to Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge blog for their "Embellish it" themed challenge, these were all embellished with acrylic paint to make them pop:

Supplies:
Old book pages
Brown ink
White acrylic paint
Rubberstamps
Watercolor paints

Instructions:
Cut out 2.5 x 3.5 pieces from old book pages:

2.  Ink the pages to make them look more antique:

3.  Water down some white acrylic paint and 'wash' over the front:
4.  Rubberstamp images:
5.  Use watercolor paints to color in the images:
6.  Paint around the images with white acrylic paint:




The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Artist Challenge ClubScrap

February Artist Team Challenge
Alpha Stencils - Zentangle

February is already over?...man this month whipped by fast!!  It has warmed up just enough to melt some snow and make it nice a slippery around here.  So its still a good time to stay snug and warm inside being crafty!!

The February Challenge is to use these stencils on your layouts, cards or other projects.

I decided to try my hand at Zentangle with these - I think they turned out pretty good!!  Here is 3 cards I made:
This first one is black cardstock using a white gel pen.

 This second one is white cardstock with purple and teal metallic gel pens.
 This third one is white cardstock with purple and pink Sharpie pens.

Supplies:
Cardstock
Stencils
Black ink pen
Various gel or sharpie pens

Instructions:
Grab a piece of cardstock and your alpha stencils - Using black pen (on white cardstock) or white gel pen (on black cardstock) write out your word as shown:
Then draw various lines across the cardstock every which way, creating quadrants as shown:
Now there is more than a jillion ideas all over the internet for 'filling' the quadrants - I picked a few 'easy' ones and then just filled in the quadrants as shown:

Here is the final cards matted - I think they really turned out pretty good - I have never done the zentangle really before - its actually quite fun!! For the little 'circles' in 2 of the quads - I used another one of Clubscrap's stencils, just so my circles would be nice an round!

On this one, I also used one of ClubScraps retreat stencil to have 'flowers' as sections for doing the zentangle in:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and decide to give it a try - definitely a fun look for a card!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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