Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Homestead Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2014 Club Scrap blog hop featuring the Homestead collection!
If you got here from Tiare's blog, you are on the right path. To start at the beginning (and to see the list of bloggers), head over to the new Club Scrap blog

I created one little card for this month's hop. It's the only thing I've created with the gorgeous and down-to-earth Homestead collection, but I've got lots of ideas for more cards and projects. 

For inspiration for a card to make, I checked out the amazing "please inspire me!" site, Pinterest, and searched for "ribbon" and "cards." I created a board with my favorite uses of ribbons on cards. And here is the card I created:

I started with one of my favorite Spellbinders dies (I'll use the die cut on another project). 

And on the reverse of the card panel, I started attaching ribbon strips. I found it best to add adhesive around the shape plus use tape to secure the ends.
 Here's the back side of the panel with all the ribbon secured.

And this is what the front looks like.

Again, here's my finished card. I will definitely be doing this technique again with other dies and my extensive stash of ribbon!

Thanks for taking a look at my blog today. The next stop on the hop is Marya's blog. If you want to see the list of bloggers, return to the Club Scrap blog.  Until next time, Happy Fall, Y'all!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blueprints Blog Hop

Welcome to my little part of the Club Scrap blog hop featuring the September 2014 kit Blueprints. If you got here from Tiare's blog, you're in the right spot. To start from the beginning or see a list of all the bloggers participating today, check out the new Club Scrap blog

This kit is so much fun and has great potential for a variety of scrapbook pages and papercrafting projects. I can see this used for pages/projects about home building and renovations, architectural wonders, school projects featuring measuring and/or construction, even Lego creations.

I really wanted to use the Builder's Masking Stencil pictured with the kit items above. I even pulled out the white paper and some sprays and played with it. But, then I realized it was too big for my 6x6 canvas!

So, here's my Blueprints project. The photo is of our home. I took it one day several years ago when I noticed how gorgeous and ethereal the clouds were over the house.

The foundation is a 6x6 canvas inked with Club Scrap's sapphire ink

I also used white pigment ink to stamp two blue jumbo photo corners with the large stamp from the Blueprints Borders and Backgrounds sheet

Here are a few detail pics of the project. The flowers, brads, and all metallics are from my stash. Fibers are from older CS kits.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project. Up next is Marya. Click HERE to see her creative project and continue along the hop. 

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cinema Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's Cinema blog hop! If you got here from Tiare's blog, you are right on track. If you stumbled across my blog and want to go back to the beginning and/or see the listing of blogs in this hop, head over to Club Scrap Creates.

This month we are featuring projects made with the classy and "full of memories" Cinema collection. How many of us remember "The End" (or "That's All Folks!") at the end of cartoons and movies or remember what "filmstrips" looked like? I love big and little screen creations, so this kit is one of my favorites!! The memories I have from just looking at the prints in this picture make me smile.

Creativity has been hard to find lately. You know, when you have a lot on your mind it's hard to relax and let creative juices flow. In the meantime, my papercrafting supplies are sitting in the studio wondering when I'm going to break out of this rut and play!!!

I missed the hop last month because of this crazy rut I'm in. I mean, for me to miss an opportunity to play with a floral kit--now THAT'S crazy!! I was not going to let it happen this month, though, and here we are on the day before the blog hop. Nothing like a deadline to force the creativity to flow. 

I'm a scrapbooker at heart, but cardmaking just screams "doable!" to me when I have little creative mojo. So, I grabbed some ink, the Cinema Greetings to Go pack, and some basic scrapbooking tools. And here is what I came up with. Just three cards for now, but they were fun and got my creative juices flowing. (Let's just hope they keep going!)

This first one uses one of the great cutaparts included in the pack. I didn't do anything special to this except mat it on a piece of Wine cardstock and punch out the circles with a 1 1/4-inch circle punch. On the Metallic Grey panel, I stamped a row of movie reels from the Art Nouveau stamp sheet. A simple card, but it got me going. :-)

I've mentioned before that I receive a set of dies each month from Paper Wishes. This month's die set is a Christmas theme, and I was excited to see how I could use these dies with Cinema cards.

Source: Paper Wishes
This card is the largest in the GTG pack. It's essentially three panels with the largest one (Aqua) folded over onto the others and then secured with brads. I die cut three wreathes and two bows for this one. The wreath looks great cut from Wine cardstock. I added glitter glue on the berries and popped the bows with a little foam tape. 

This card is smaller and perfect for OWH. The light colored panel looks almost white in the picture, but it's really Cinema's Aqua cardstock. I repeated the wreath, bow, and glitter glue on this one and offset the panels. 

Well, th-th-that's all folks! I hope you enjoyed my little stop on the Cinema blog hop. Your next stop is Marya's blog. I can't wait to see what she's created this month!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay 

Monday, July 7, 2014

OWH Thick & Thin Challenge

Finishing up the challenges at OWH's virtual cardmaking party. Yes, I think I did all 18 challenges over the past four days . . . whew! It's been a while since I did so much papercrafting.

For THIS challenge, we were to make two similar cards, but one was to be "thick" and a card sent TO a service member and another "thin" to be donated to OWH for a military man or woman to send home. 

I chose buttons as my thick and thin element. We aren't supposed to use thick embellishments on cards that the troops send home, because of the additional postage required. However, they also accept cards and letters TO service men and women. Everyone needs a word of encouragement, right? So, the first card has real buttons on it. I'll write a message inside and it will be given to someone at one of the units.

This card will go in a box for a someone to choose to write home on. (I love "missing you" sentiments on cards.) The buttons are die cuts, so they are paper thin--no extra bulk or unevenness that the post office frowns on.

Now my studio needs a good straightening up after making all those cards. It was fun, though, and I'm glad my mojo is back!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Another Paper Starburst

Continuing my entries for Operation Write Home's virtual cardmaking challenge, this time we were to make a card for a child with a paper-pieced background. The hostess of this challenge is Kelly at A to Z Scrapbooking

I just had to try the starburst technique again that Tricia shared on her BLOG. You can find the instructions there. 

The cake stamp is from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment from Club Scrap. The pattern papers are from a 6x6 pad I bought when Archiver's was closing their stores. I really like how the coordinated papers in 6x6 packs work well for this technique!

I'll be including this card in my next box to OWH. Hope a servicemember has a daughter who would like it!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Friday, July 4, 2014

Paper Starburst

I'm not a big fan of pattern paper--it's just too thin for most of my projects--but the recent closings of the Archiver's stores led to a number of 6x6 paper packs making their way to my studio. 

I recently saw this technique on Tricia's blog, and I just had to try it out for THIS Operation Write Home challenge. We were to use five background papers--I used four pattern papers and the tan card base. If you want the instructions for cutting the papers, check out Tricia's blog, The Efficient Crafter.

Thanks for taking a peek at my card. I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Challenges on the Fourth of July

I was happy to see that Operation Write Home was having a virtual cardmaking party this weekend. I've been making a lot of cards for OWH lately, so I thought I'd join the fun. 

You can find the first challenge HERE. It is to use an OWH sketch to make a feminine card and a masculine card. I chose sketch #12.

Here's my masculine card. All papers (except the dark brown) are from Club Scrap. The bicycle stamp is Club Scrap; don't recall where the sentiment stamp is from.

And here is my feminine version. All papers are from Club Scrap. Butterfly stamp is from CS; die is from Cheery Lynn (I think).

Another challenge (HERE) is to make a birthday card using red, white, and blue. This card uses blue and red papers from Club Scrap's Freedom collection and white from their Artifacts kit. The die is from Die-Versions.

And my last card for today goes along with THIS challenge, which was to create a thank you card. As a bonus, we were to add shimmer, which I did by spraying the yellow panels with Moss Green Glimmer Mists.

 And those are my creations for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Loving a Little Creative Competition

Club Scrap's online community is having a member-run Summer Camp! For a number of years I helped coordinate the competitions, but this time my schedule does not allow it. Fortunately, though, I have been able to create a few cards to submit for my cabin, Karen's Fountains.

This week the challenge is so simple: create a page, card, project, or digital artwork incorporating a die cut or cutapart. As always, all projects must include at least 50% Club Scrap materials--after all, CS is the sponsor--but that is never difficult for me. I absolutely love the quality, colors, textures, and themes of Club Scrap materials!

Hoping to find time and energy to do some more creating later this week!

Happy crafting,

Lisa Kay

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Picnic Blog Hop

Greetings, hoppers! Welcome to my little part of the Club Scrap blog hop featuring the fun and colorful Picnic collection. If you got here from Janet's blog, you're in the right spot. To see the entire list of participants go to Club Scrap Creates
As I said, my part of the hop is quite small this time. As much as I love this new kit, I haven't had time to create anything with it. I bowed out of the May blog hop because of time constraints, but I was determined to have a part this month!  I created this fun card that would be great for a birthday. Speaking of birthdays, today is my youngest daughter's special day, though I dare not give this card to her, as it has PINK on it! Not sure what she has against the color, but she likes every color except that one. 

I absolutely love dies. I recently started getting dies monthly from Hot off the Press, and a month or two ago I received this fun bicycle die set. It allowed me to create this fun, summery card with some Picnic papers. It's pretty straightforward--just the background might need some explanation. I used Memories Mists to create the sky and grass, cutting out clouds from Post-It notes to adhere to the white Picnic cardstock before spraying. Green grass, blue sky, a bike, and some balloons--looks like summer to me!

That's it for me this month. The next stop on the hop is Annette's blog, Digital Musings by AnnetteD. Can't wait to see what digital creations she has developed this month. 

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Monday, May 19, 2014

Inspiration from Inspiration

Inspiration breeds inspiration, right? The second 2014 [inter]National Scrapbook Month challenge at Club Scrap Creates is to be inspired by something posted on the blog to create a new piece of art.

I have to tell you, the wealth of inspiration on that blog is phenomenal!! I did some blog surfing and found a bunch of techniques I hope to try, but one entry just grabbed me. HERE is Karen's entry. She was inspired by a card she found on Splitcoaststampers. (Sources in captions below pics.)
Inspiration source #1 . . . Jennae . . . Splitcoaststampers
Inspiration source #2 . . . Karen . . . Club Scrap Creates

And here are the cards I created. The "I Miss You." cards were created with Club Scrap's Nature's Wonders collection (now extinct). Sentiment stamp from Fire & Ice (November 2013). These cards will be sent to Operation Write Home.

I turned the design sideways to create these cards to send to my mom and mother-in-law. The mother stamps are from Close to My Heart, papers are Club Scrap's English Garden collection, the fiber is CS's Color in Black & White, and paisley stamps are CS's Paisley (all these CS collections are extinct).
What have you been inspired by lately? Check out the challenge at Club Scrap Creates and enter your inspired artwork! Last day to enter is May 30. Can't wait to see what YOU make!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay