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Scrapbooking with Karla – Scraplifting Jen Schow!

Hello friends, and happy Thursday! Karla here today, and this week we are having a wonderful time scraplifting the most amazing Jen Schow! I really liked this layout below that she created, and thought it would be a nice way to use some of the 3×4 photos that I usually print out with the Project Life App, as well as using up some of the pretty journaling cards I have in my stash!

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Layout by Jen Schow

I decided to start off with some older CTMH papers from my stash and the coordinating stickers. The colours looked great with my photos and since they had an outdoorsy theme it went well. I also had some Project Life cards that I thought would go well with the papers and photos and then grabbed the Sweet Pea, Deck The Halls, Orange Blossom and Ferris Wheel sequin mixes.

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I added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to highlight different areas of the stickers and Tim Holtz botanical ephemera. The orange blossom sequin mix had the perfect tiny flowers to add detail to the mushroom sticker, and I love how the larger flower from the mix has a bit of iridescence to it and coordinated perfectly!

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Just by adding some sequins to the journaling card and paper flower I was able to coordinate both elements, and add that little bit of something extra special to my layout!

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I really liked how the reds in the Deck The Halls went with the coral colour in the stickers and flair badge, and I used the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink to stamp some little triangular images on the background. I even added a little of the Natural Burlap String on the tiny sticker tag.

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Here’s a look at the pretty mixes I used on my layout this week – Sweet Pea, Deck The Halls (not just for Christmas!), Orange Blossom and Ferris Wheel!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a crafty week!!

 

Gold Sticker Masking Technique

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Hello my scrappy friends!  I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming.  I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray!  Doesn’t that look cool!  

Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down.  After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts.  When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking!  I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit!  They are awesome!  To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask.  After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!!  You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!

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Here are some more close ups for you!  At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout.  This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.

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Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!!  Try it out!!

Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE.   Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!!  Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!

Additional products used:  Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Alphas                        Close To My Heart Stamp Set~One Way Borders ~ Lynn Darda CTMH 🙂

Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale!  Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more!  Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low!  You click HERE to go right there.

Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

ArtBooking in August Hop #2

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Welcome to Week #2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Jane’s blog HERE.  I had a great time creating for last week’s post and today is no exception!  If you missed last week’s project, go HERE.  If you get lost along your way, or just want to start at the very beginning so you don’t miss any of the 35 consultants on this fab hop!  Here’s Adeline’s Blog HERE.

Our mission was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.

1. 2 page layout
2. Card
3. Mini Book
4. Home decor or ‘giftable’ item

This week I created a simple card, then covered a journal.  My focus is on the popular hexagons and the CTMH Liquid Glass this week.

I mixed two papers sets for my card, Buzz & Bumble and Surf’s Up.  I love the contrasting colors today in this card.  And I fussy cut “Fab” out of the Surf’s Up paper and coated the hexagons (cut at 1.5″ and 1.25″) with the Liquid Glass for a boost of shine.  I also added some foam adhesive behind the hexagon’s & banner shape for added texture and dimension.

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You can really see the shine on this hexagon from the Liquid Glass.

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 Next up, my Later Skater covered journal.  I used up every scrap of this paper that I had left.  I got lucky with a couple of the hexagon cuts too and they included a skull, bonus!  I also inked the edges of the hexagons to give them some more pop since these papers are pretty loud.

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Here are some close ups of the hexagons and a few small details added with the Liquid Glass.

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Thank you for hopping with us again this week.  Next, you’ll head over to Sarah’s blog HERE.  Get ready to be inspired!

After seeing all the incredible things you can create with the NEW ARTBOOKING CRICUT CARTRIDGE, you’ll want it in your scrapbooking arsenal.  Purchasing is easy on my Close To My Heart website found HERE.

Happy ArtBooking Paper Crafters!

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Create a NEW stamp using old stamps in a Krafty Hearts Blog Share

 

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Welcome back! My fellow Krafty Hearts are Lynn Darda and Kim Hill. Make sure you hop over to their blogs for some fantastic inspiration. I linked their scrappy blogs into their names above for your convenience.

“Out with the old & in with the new” is our theme. Today’s project is all about using up your supplies before you get your new goodies. Also, I personally feel like I should justify my scrapbooking and stamping supplies. So, I’ve found a way to to utilize my stamps, even older ones, in my scrapbooking. I’ll take you through a short tutorial at the end of this post.

Now for the feature presentation! My “So You” Claire large tag mini album! I love making mini albums, especially with these large shipping tags. They’re just a little larger than 3×6″, which is a great size for all those Instagram photos I’ve been taking. Mini albums are also a great way to use up those supplies pretty quickly.

Most of the die cuts are from the Artiste Cartridge. Let me tell you I LOVE this cart!! I don’t think I’ve ever been happier with the actual images and quantity of images on a single cart. That’s saying a lot since I have my share 🙂

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I took this challenge a bit further than just using up your current and older supplies. I wanted to use an ‘older’ stamp, or stamp set, in a new way! I used the Wheel of Life (June Stamp of the Month) to create this little 2×2” cluster of words as a journaling block. This die cut journaling spot is also on the Artiste Cartridge along with many others.

My process: Gather your clear stamps to use in the collage (of sorts) and arrange them in your journaling block or directly onto your scrapbook page. Once you have the words or images arranged to your liking, press your CTMH Acrylic Block directly on top of those stamps to adhere them to the block. Gently lift up the acrylic block to create your NEW stamp. Ink it up and stamp as usual with your favorite CTMH Ink. Pretty easy, right!?

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Here’s a little twist on that technique. Add a small word somewhere in the midst of that journaling block with your CTMH Kraft alphabet stickers. Next, arrange your other stamps around the stickers for another cool effect!

Close To My Heart supplies:

~ Liquid Glass to create all those little shiny details and to adhere all my little clouds and banner

~ Claire paper

~ Gems and Acrylic flowers

Other Supplies: Large shipping tags and mini glassine bags from my Etsy Shop HERE and seam binding from my stash.

I hope I’ve inspired you to keep using the stamps in your stash and not let them collect any dust! Stamps are some of the best tools we have yes I meant to say tool. We just need to find new and creative ways to keep using them.

Please stop by Lynn and Kim’s blog too! These ladies always create something fantastic.

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Happy Scrappin’!