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Showing posts from February, 2015

London Calling Blog Hop

Welcome, Hoppers! I am super excited to participate in my very first Club Scrap Blog Hop! February's monthly kit, London Calling isn't just about London.  It's actually pretty versatile.  I wanted to show how the Greetings to Go can be combined with many other stamps. I like to get the most value for my buck and combining kits and stamps can do that.  Every Greetings to Go pack comes with 15 cards bases, background panels, ribbons, tags, embellishments, directions and envelopes. This makes it very easy to create some master pieces of your own or follow the directions if you've lost your crafting mojo. 
This first card is a tri-fold allowing you many different angels to embellish and display. I chose to have the sentiment on the bottom fold.  I stamped the background with the London background and London postage stamps. I stamped the derby and wellies and then cut them out.  I added Sepia Accents to the "rubber" portion of the boots and added foam adhesive sq…

Daddy's Girl

I just couldn't resist using this photo of my beloved niece who just smiles anytime her daddy would touch her.  Just the sweetest thing to watch! This digital layout was created for a Sketch Challenge at Pixels & Co. Sometimes I just don't have the brain power to create from scratch.  That's why I am so thankful that the monthly Club Scrap Digital Kit has 6 in every kit! Products: Club Scrap papers, overlay and flower cluster, Celeste Knight frame, Gennifer Bursett title, Biograffiti stitching.

PSL Color Challenge

Week 2 of Club Scrap's PSL involved coloring.  I didn't realized how much I was going to have to rely on my reading glasses for this one!  Trying to stay within the lines...I ended up having to cut out many of my "colorings" so you couldn't tell I can't color. Wasn't really a strong point of mine in school either. I have my pack of London Calling Greetings to Go sitting out on my desk and my rubber stamps all cut and mounted.
I have tons of different mediums to color with: PanPastels, Gelatos, Copics and Watercolor pencils.  Decisions, decisions.  I just stuck with my Copic markers.  I really haven't used those much in awhile. As it turned out, I only used one marker.  You have to have a red phone booth and red double decker bus...nothing else would do. The first card was actually inspired by my recent trip to Asia where we relied on subway systems to get around.  When you arrived at a station the light on the subway map would turn red. 

I absolute…

February Card Sketch Challenge

I was inspired by February's Card Sketch Challenge over at the Club Scrap Forum.  Before Christmas I got down and dirty with my Gelli plates, paints and stencils. Now there is a story here...when Gelli plates came out...I said "No way am I going to buy that too.  I don't need another craft medium."  I held out for awhile.  The CS gallery was filling up with wonderful designs and creations.  I still said..."Nope. No way." Even my good friend Cathy (a craft hoarder as well) urged me to give in.  I didn't cave in. Then came the Club Scrap Retreat...I knew those girls would get me! One of the Retreat workshops was Gelli plates.  I tried not to love it...I really did.  I even bought all the paints too.  I'm such a sucker.

Anyways, I made tons of painted panels.  Had a blast and made a great mess.  I loved every minute! Becky posted a layout using panels on a layout according to the card sketch which got me thinking about these panels. Apparently I loved…

London Calling Digital Layouts

Here's my first attempt at a blog post!  I'm so excited to share my latest digital creation with you.  I'm hoping to share more of my creations either paper or digital.  Crafting helps me unwind.

I finally got to jump in to this digital scrapbooking kit by Club Scrap.  My favorite paper and digital monthly kits.  This month's kit was London Calling but even though we were FAR AWAY from London, the quotes and many stamp images work.  We played in phone booths, saw many ferris wheels and rode double decker buses.  It is quite amazing how Club Scrap's kits just work!

Since I just returned home after 30+ days in Southeast Asia, I quickly downloaded the London Calling QDDL (Quick Drop Digital Layouts) that Club Scrap offers as part of their monthly Digital kit.

I don't really have the time today to create a page highlighting our trip, so I used one page twice.  I just rotated the layout for the second page, brushed over the quotes, added a ribbon, inked edges and s…