Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Scrap page: Giraffes in the Zoo

Here I am with another page for my weekly scrappy chronicles
This time you see another kind of page. These are pocket sheets
and it is great to scrap like this. I made these pages at the
Club Scrap Retreat in an ALSB (assembly line scrap booking)
kind of way with Wild Flower papers.

As I shared with you a sneak peek of 
Michael Stong's new giraffe stamp,I also could not
resist using it on my scrap page. Mind you, the stamp is in the
making and it takes a few more weeks to hit the shop!

Today I colored the giraffes with distress markers
for a more brighter coloring to fit the pictures.

If you click on the phote it will be a 
larger version,iesier to read the journaling.

With the stamp comes this leave stamp. These are
from the Acacia Thorn Tree, the giraffes favourite food!

Hope you have enjoyed all these sneak peeks
and will be on the look out for this new stamp!

Have a creative day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday sneak peek: Giraffe

I can share with you a sneak peek of a new stamp
Michael Strong is having made. It is a giraffe stamp
and it will be ready in about a month.
But I love to wet your appetite and make sure you have this
one on your "NEED" list (LOL)

Today I share with you this z-fold card.
It is an easy card. You have a base, I used here
4,25"x 5,5" and a strip of yellow papermeasuring
4"x 10,5". Fold the long strip vertical in half
and than 1/4 upwards again.

The middle panelcan be any size you like.

As you can see i used some decorative giraffe paper
on top and bottom of the card. Leave the space
behind the 1/4 fold empty to write on.

I colored the giraffe with pencils and added
littlesticky gemstones. The sentiment is also by
Michael Strong: words&phrases.

The cupcakes are made with the Cupcake Builder of 

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oopsie Daisy

It is absolutely wonderful when my nes
Club Scrap
pizzabox arrives with all it'sgoodies.
This month the theme is:
Oopsie Daisy
and while running this morning I just
had to take some pictures:
Back home I got my stamps out and
started to cut them,so I could use themto make.....

You find all the stamps here.
Here you see how the stamps come in a sheet.
So to be able to use them you have to cut them apart.
Fot the cutting I use this special tonic scissors
that makes cutting through rubber easy.
After the cutting, you turn the stamps upside down
and add some Club Scrap mount-it glue on the back.
This glue is tacky and you can use it to add your
stamp to an acrylic bloc for stamping.
So what to do when you take that stamp of your block?
I prepare my stamp index sheets like this:
make a photo copy of the sheet and glue both
sheets back to back. Then  laminate it.

When laminated put the stamps on one side
and on the other side you can see all the stamps.
I have many stamps stored like this and the tacky
mount-it glue works perfect every time!

Now that my stamps are ready, I just have to make 
a card!
With some dabbers, a black ink pad and
a few colored pencils I whipped up this card.

You find the tutorial for this technique here:

For more ideas on what to do with the
Club Scrap   Oopsie Daisy kit,
visit the
Club Scrap Create Blog.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Scrap card: Elephant

Today not a page, but a 5,5" x 5,5" scrap card
on Club Scrap Aspen paper with 
Michael Strong's elephant stamps.

My DD and my GS often go to Artis (the zoo in Amsterdam).
Owen loves animals all kind,but elephants
and giraffes are one of the favourites
(so about a giraffe?)

Here you see Owen playing with his
Lego/Duplo animals.

And you know what, in the zoo shop they have scrap things too.
How about this wonderful elephant washi tape!
You will see this for sure on one of my pages.

The sentiment on the card is also from 
the Club Scrap Aspen kit.
With the ribbon I covered the fence around the elephants.
This ribbon is also from the Aspen kit.

The elephants are stamped with Club Scrap 
hybrid mahogany ink and sprinkled with
clear embossing powder. This gives a bighter color.
Then the elephants are cut out and with some
double sided tape added to the card.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MS Summer Challenge

Here ismy card for the Michael Strong
Summer Challenge.

For me the best part of Summer is when the
sun is shining,your outside and enjoying it!

SoI created this sun with the Michael Strong
cloisonné circle stamp and the leave stamp.

I love Mike's alphabet and it looks great on a card
or on a scrapbook page. You can make any word
you want and punch it out with the right oval punch.

The letters are embossed with off white embossing
powder. It looks a little like sand on the beach.

The sun parts are stamped on shiny  gold paper
and embossed with gold embossing powder.
For some extra effect little sticky gemstones
are added in various sizes.

Hope you all are enjoying your Summer.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Scrap Page:Midnight in Istanbul

This week I finished my last page from my Istanbul trip.
It is made with a combination of Club Scrap papers
and Michael Strong stamps.

First i show you how I made the border:
 I tok a strip of white paper to make this border 
(2,5"x 12") and sprayed it with these three Dylusion colors 
of spray ink. I trdried it with my heat gun.
To stamp I used Michael Strong's cloisonné medaillions
and you can find them here
I stamped them in versamark and used 
different colors of embossing powder.
Here you see the finished border.
If you click on the picture, you can see
a larger version of it.
On the page there is some more decoration
with ribbon attached to the picture and 
some tiny sticky gemstones.

If you click on the picture you can read the
journaling on the page.

Also in the border I added some sticky gemstones.

The Club Scrap papers I used are from the
Navajo kit and the Picnic kit.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your Sunday.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday card: Seahorse

Summer is here!
Nice warm weather,so time for summer cards.
Summer makes me thing of the sea and so I got out 
and stamped them on kraft paper.
I stamped themwith black archival ink and
colored them with pencils. On kraft paper this 
gives a nice soft look.

The white piece of paper is torn and decorated with
two sizes of punchinella that I used as masks
with light and dark blue ink and a blending tool

The seaweed in the background is stamped with versamark
and embossed with silver embossing powder.

Some ribbon and sticky silver gemstones
are used to finish of the card.

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!