Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lock & Key Club Scrap Blog Hop!!


Welcome to Club Scraps' Lock & Key Kit Blog Hop!!

Today I decided to make a "Lock" shaped mini album! 

Matboard (for album front and back covers)
Cardstock (from kit)
Rubberstamps (from kit)
Embellishments (ribbon, flowers, brads, etc)
Bind-it-all machine


1.  Draw up a lock to create front and back covers from Matboard.  Cut 4 more pieces of cardstock to cover the matboard.  Use bind it all machine to create binding:
2. Cut a bunch of pages and punch binding to fit in album:
3.  To create front cover, mask off end of key
4. stamp circular image in the center of cover with black ink
 5.  Use this portion of the stamp
 6.  Stamp as shown:
7.  Add embellishments as shown.
8.  Add ribbons and fibers to the top part of the lock:
9.  Embellish pages:

10.  As the final step, I added a stack of flowers for embellishment on the front cover.

Thanks for visiting my blog during the ClubScrap Blog Hop!

Wanna see some more great creative ideas using this month's Lock & Key kit from ClubScrap???  Just check out the next participant in the Blog Hop, please visit Jill P's Blog for more!

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ClubScrap Retreat - Treasure Hunt

So now that ClubScrap Retreat has come to an end and I have to wait another entire year before I get to go again, I will share the rest of of the "Treasure Hunt" that we did this year. 

So like I said in the previous blog entry, on the backside of my ATC card, I added a note with the instructions for the treasure hunt:
This first clue directed folks to our room.  At our room, they then had to find the "geocache" that was incorporated into our "door sign":
We then had them do and find a few more caches throughout the motel.  The final cache was located in the bookshelf in the lobby, where I placed this book:

This 'book' really was just a box, that looked like a book.  Inside the book, I left a bunch of earrings that I had made for the recipients to take just one pair (leaving the rest for others playing the game too).  They were also asked to sign the log book. 

I hope everyone that got to play our treasure hunt had a good time - I had fun putting it together!!

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

"Treasure Hunt" themed ATC cards - ClubScrap Retreat Swap!!

Well I am sooooo excited to be at ClubScrap Retreat RIGHT NOW!!!  

One of the very first events we always do at retreat is a Get-to-know-you Swap!  When we check in for retreat, we are given 5 names and during the weekend, we have the goal of hunting these 5 folks down and giving them whatever we've made.   Every year the art we make changes, one year it was inches, another puzzle pieces, greeting card, etc.  This year the art was an ATC card.  An ATC card is 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch.

After a bit of brainstorming with my sister, she came up with the fabulous idea to incorporate a Treasure Hunt into this years swap for our ATC recipients.  More about that in the next blog entry.  But because we were going to incorporate a treasure hunt, I wanted to make my ATC cards to match that treasure hunt theme.

For my cards, I decided to make little clipboards out of wood.

1.  I bought a 12x12 piece of 1/8th inch thick plywood at Joann's Fabric and cut it into the 2.5x3.5 pieces.  Used a belt sander and sanded down the corners to round them off and to make the edges nice and smooth.

2.  I painted each of the wood pieces with gesso paint.  Let dry.

 3. I used gelatos and spritzed water on the wood along with my trusty finger to rub the gelatos around.  The first one blow shows the purple drawn on, after spritzing and rubbing the watered gelatos around, it looks like the 2nd one below:
Here is the batch of them together, I did a variety of colors:

4. Used rubberstamps and stamped images with black ink, use heat gun to fully dry:
5.  Used rubberstamps and stamped images with versamark and then embossed sentiments with white embossing powder:
6.  Added the final embellishements which included a flower, the clip, some chain with a fun compass ring and some ribbon.
7.  For the final bit of fun, I attached the 'treasure hunt' to the back side for folks to do if they opted to.

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ClubScrap Retreat 2013 - Door Sign

 So I am headed to ClubScrap Retreat right now...Tomorrow it officially begins, but we generally head in a day early to do a little shopping and just play catch up with my sister!  We try to always make a door sign for our motel room and here is what I up together this year.  I used the Take Wing Club Scrap kit.  I made these pin wheels:
Just cut 6 triangles in 2 different colored patterned papers, in 2 different sizes and stack em.

I used white acrylic paint and foam stamps to stamp our names and added some fabric flowers.

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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Publication...The Stamper's Sampler

I have another been fortunate once more and my art featured in another publication.

I am in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stamper's Sampler:
In this issue I provide the instructions for making these great little gift bags:

Each of these little bags hold a pair of earrings.  On the front of these little bags, I made little adorable little shoe embellishments:

These little bags with earrings make great teacher gifts, thank you gifts, or abandoned art!!
Have a great day and happy crafting!!

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


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