Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I just bought a glue pad and a glue pen and some glitter and wanted to play with them. I stamped this image from Club Scrap and then used the glue pen to highlight a few areas on the petals of the flower and to dot the center of the flower. Then I sprinkled two different shades of glitter over the glue. The scan does not show up the shininess of the glitter, which makes a nice accent on the card, but you can see the darker areas on the petals where the glitter was used. Then I used 3 matte brads, and I'm not sure matte was the right way to go. It may be too much contrast against the glitter.
Glitter is fun, but messy! But I will be playing with glitter and stamping again.

Monday, August 16, 2010

For the Birds

I was having a little fun with birds today. I love all the new bird images that are coming out in the craft world these days. This was a quick little card where I tried out some punches, an embossing folder, and a bird stamp.
The corner punch is Martha Stewart; cuts and embosses a fold line to make an actual photo corner.
The little brown bird was stamped twice with different inks and cut out.
The stamp is an unmounted stamp from Club Scrap's Birds of  a Feather kit.
The flying bird is a Martha Stewart punch.
The embossing folder is from QuicKutz, my first folder of theirs. I am a bit disappointed that the image is not embossed deeper. Other brands have a deeper embossed image than this. So I tried to ink the grass along the bottom and did not do such a great job of it. But I was just playing around, and didn't decide to ink it until after the whole card had been put together. So next time I will ink the panel first, and if I don't like it I can make another and try again.
The blue card base is paper from Club Scrap's Birds of a Feather kit, and the green mat is from Club Scrap's Refresh kit. The light green paper is SU, Green Galore. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Matching up different papers

Here was an attempt to use up some paper, and try to match up some miscellaneous patterned paper from my stash with some Club Scrap cardstock. I think these went well together.

Fun cards

Here are some fun cards I made using Club Scrap products. It was part of a challenge to mix and match things from multiple kits. I used papers from 4 kits and stamps from 3 others. I really like the fun color combination.

Sympathy Card

Here's a sympathy card I made out of Club Scrap paper and stamps.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Some new cards

Here are a few more cards I made using Club Scrap materials.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ivory and Chocolate - paper, that is

I made some new cards using Club Scrap's Ivory Elegance paper and fibers. The stamps are also from Club Scrap - Ivory Elegance and Celebration of Love. I had seen a card that used a page from an old book on another blog. The woman distressed the page and used it in the background of the card. I did something similar, using Distress Inks. I'm not sure I like mine as much as the other card I had looked at, but it will do. I used some lace along the edge of the card. These cards were for a challenge at Club Scrap's PSL (Pro Scrapbooker's League), the challenge being to use ribbon or fibers on a card or scrapbook page.
Also, these cards were made from a card formula created by Club Scrap. They do something like Pagemaps, where they create formulas for cutting 8 1/2 x 11 and/or 12x12 paper to create scrapbook layouts and cards, using up almost all of the paper. No waste, and fun formulas to try.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fun with Stickles

I was playing around with my Stickles and glitter glue. The stamped image is from Club Scrap's Henna kit. I just stamped it with black hybrid ink and filled in some areas with green and gold Stickles and glitter glue. The paper used here is all Club Scrap from their Mirror, Mirror kit.
It's fun to play with the Stickles, but some of those little bottles are harder to squeeze than others. My hand got very tired after playing with various colors. I discovered that some cheaper brands of glitter glue were much easier to squeeze than Ranger's Stickles. But, Ranger has lots more color choices!