Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Club Scrap Up Up Away Blog Hop

 Welcome to the first
Blog Hop.
I hope you have arrived here
from the wonderful blog of
and enjoyed her beautiful

The kit of this month is called
and has beautiful pink, white and turquoise papers
and stamps with a balloon theme.
To inspire you as what to do with
these papers I have made a scrap page
and some cards.
This page is made for the
Weekly Chronicles. A feature on the
where some of us make a scrappage
each week on a given theme.
(if you click on the photo, you
can see a larger version and read the text)

Here a close up on the embellishment on this page.
It is made with a cloud embossing folder and
one of the hot air balloon stamps
For the stamp I used a multicolor inkpad
and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Some clouds are cut out of the embossed
paper and added on top with a piece
of foam tape for more effect.
And now for some cards.
I have chosen to make some cards that
fit the PSL theme
(Pro Scrapbook League)
of "create a curve".
All info about PSL can be found here:

I went to my favourite Technique Junkies
and found these techniques:
1. Collages Circles Sept 2011
2. Punched Windows Aug 2009
3. Circle Colored Collage June 2012
If you are a member of TJ you can
see the photo turorials of these techniques.
1. Collage Circles
Great technique to use up all
those scraps you have lying around. Just
punch out a lot of circles, the do not have to be
all the same size like I did here. You can
glue them nice and tidy or ad random on
a backround panel for your card.

Here you see my finished card.
Yes, nice and easy. For you want to
make a lot of cards for PSL.
 2. Punched Windows
For this technique you also need your circle punch
First you stamp on your card random images.
Punch out a few windows.
As many windows you stamp your image
on a seperate puiece of paper and cut it out
to lay behind the punched window.
Finish your card with a contrasting color
behind the windows. This is one panel
(here the red one).
BTW the left over circles can be used in
the first technique!
 3. Circle Colored Collage
Another quick and easy technique.
Here you need a circle stamp (Wings July 2005)
and a few colors of ink.
You can do this 2 ways:
a.(left) first stamp your big image in black
then take the circle stamp and cover the
background with the circles.
b. (right) Stamp the background first with
all the circles in different colors.
Dry with heatgun. Now stamp large
image in black and you can even emboss
it in black if you like.
All my other project for the Pro Scrapbook League
you will find in the Art Gallery at Club Scrap.
As we have 15 blogs participating,
it is time to move on to the next blog
by the so talented and creative
If you get lost on the way, or if
for some reason a link does not work
all participating blogs are found on the
Club Scrap Create blog:

Have a creative day!


Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Sweet cards and layouts. Love the collage of circles

Ron said...

Wonderful layout and cards, Hetty! I especailly like that collage circles card - so simple, but cool looking!! Thanks so much for coming up with the idea for the Club Scrap Blog Hop!

Tricia Morris said...

Spectacular techniques, cards and pages, Hetty--as always!

Capescrapper said...

Fantastic Hetty! Love all of the card techniques and also the lovely page. You ROCK! And thanks for setting up this very fun and inspirational blog hop!
Can't wait until next month!

Karen Wyngaard said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love it all, Hetty. I can't wait to try out some of these awesome techniques. They work so well with Up, Up & Away.

Cathy said...

Great cards and thank you so much for the wonderful ideas for this week;s PSL challenge!

Donna Lee said...

I always enjoy seeing the layouts featuring photos of Owen. Your love for him is such a beautiful thing. And these cards are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the techniques! I am definitely going to try the circle collage and use up some of my pops that way.

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the page and the cloud elements, but I adore the cards! Especially the punched card. Great placement of the balloons, thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Hetty, you are always so inspiring! These are great you have made me anxious to jump into this kit!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Beautiful card Hetty and the lay-out is adorable!

crzymom said...

Lovely layout and cards Hetty! The punched cards are darling.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Hetty! I'm going to have to "CASE" some of you cards!
Owen is just adorable!

Lisa Niles said...

Wonderful work Hetty! What a cutie Owen is, just darling :) I really like the circle cutout card and will be trying it out soon!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous ideas, Hetty! *Lisa D

Angie Linton said...

Love everything you did Hetty! I can't pick a favorite and am definitely going to try some of these techniques.

And thanks for organizing this blog hop. So fun!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas and for organizing the Blog Hop!

Donna Nuce said...

Thank you for arranging this Club Scrap bloghop! I don't aways get on the CS Forum page so this was a great way to see some amazing ladies work! I love your cards!

Farley said...

Wonderful LO and of course how can you go wrong with the perfect subject. Love all of your circle ideas.

Arlene Plastine (aussiemom) said...

Hetty...Love your card ideas and your layout is super sweet!!

Ann said...

That collage card is cool! They're all lovely cards.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love all three of your cards! The techniques all look great with your colors and the balloon image. The baby is darling- love the scrap page as well!

nancy y said...

your grandson is adorable - and what fantastic cards you made too. Great idea to start a blog hop for CS

Unknown said...

I don't do much scrapbooking, but LOVE the collage circles. The colors in the collection are fabulous. I saw a teen on the street the other day with a wave of turguoise color in her hair that is very close to that in the collection. I remarked to my mother how pretty it was. ;-)

Jennifer said...

Clever little collage circles. Love this idea.

MyAuntKat said...

Oh my! These are so clever and I have to try them. The punch idea is uber clever!!!

MyAuntKat said...

Oh my! Love your cards and the punch technique is uber clever!!!

Jill P said...

great layout and what cute cards

Chrissie said...

love all the circle techniques Hetty. Way to go starting this blog hop, sorry i couldn't join but work and school are keeping me too busy.

Aprilpzzl said...

Love all your works as usual!

Thanks for the inspiration.

SHartl said...

Oh, your cards are so striking! I love that you use unexpected colors! And I do love that owl on your blog design!

fuzzylover said...

Hetty, thanks so much for doing this - I am see some fantastic artwork.

I love the cut circle card and I have to say your Grandson is just adorable and growing so quickly.

julieB said...

Hetty, I love your many uses of the balloon stamps and the circles go so well and are so impressive under that cutout. And what would a balloon be with out clouds? Thanx for doing this hop.

Melanie said...

Thanks for sharing a picture off your grandson! I have a bzillion scraps so I will be making the circle background card...and maybe one with squares, hexes, hearts...

Kay Williamson said...

We'll all enjoy seeing more and more projects with your really darling grandson's picture on them, this layout is so cute, I love the embossed clouds with the hot air balloons, what a great embellishment combo! Also thanks for sharing the inspiring cards!
Your idea of this blog hop was certainly a great one, thanks again.

julieB said...

Hetty, my second post to let you know that I appreciate your work in "rounding up" the other artists for this Hop.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love your cards!

Elizabeth said...

WOW, Hetty, so many ideas, so little time.

Sue D said...

wonderful hot air balloon projects. I like the cloud embossing folder you used and the collage circles technique.