Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Club Scrap Blog hop.

I hope you have come over from
and seen her awesome project.

This Cantina kit is such a wonderful kti
full of happy colors.
So what's more of a happy occasion
then the birth of a baby?
Well, the birth of two babies!
Here you see a little of my families history.I used page
14 of the ALSB (just adapted it a little to my taste).
My mother also got twins: my brother and my sister. Here
you see me siting with my brother and my sister and below
 with my daughters twin sons.How precious are these
two pictures together.
So I was thinking,these happy colors are perfect for baby cards,
esp. when you you are not sure what gender the baby will be and you just want 
to have a few ready. I took 4 different papers of 12 x 12 inch and
made 8 cards and 2 gift cards. Here is the template i used to make
all these cards:
You can do this with any color of paper you like. I made
baby cards,but of course you can use this also for
other cards. I used stamps,ribbons and other  embellishments
that came with this kit. Only the onsie is a die from
Stampin'Up! (Babies first). If you don't have it and
want to make these cards, here is a template:
Save it to your computer with a right mouse click
and use it for your own baby cards.
I tried to make some easy cards that can be made in a short time.
You see because i used the die,it gives right away
the option of using the background of the card too.
This way not many layers are needed.
I used the flower stamp to decorate the onesie
and the stickers that came with the kit.
On these cards you see Hello Baby as a sentiment.
Those stamps are frome a old kit from Club Scrap
(not available any more) but you can use your own stamps
there. Or write the name of the baby.
On the middle card you see stamped banners
embossed in lime green as a background.

Here embossing folders are used for the background.
One with baby feet (on the strips) and on the 
other buttons - babies are cute as a button- right?!
So on the onsie i added the button brads that came with this kit.

And I even had some small papers left over. I made these 
into little tag cards that one can add to a baby gift.

Wanna see more?
Please hop over to:
for more hot artwork.

If you happen to loose your way,
you can always go back to the
and see all the participants of the hop.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Scrap page: Oh Boy.

Happy Sunday to you all!

Today I share with you a lay out I made about the boys
with Club Scrap "The Blues" papers. The green
is from my Club Scrap left over box.
I really love that sentiment that came with the kit
for it fits very well here.

The "Oh Boy" sentiment is a wooden stamp by
Limited Editions, that I stamped in blue and embossed 
with clear embossing powder.

The flowers and leaves are all stamps by
Michael Strong. They are stamped with
versamark ink and embossed with blue
and green embossing powder,
then cut out and with a brad fasten
to the background for the flower and
the leaves with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Coffee and Cupcake

I found this new blog called 
and this week the challenge is
coffee and cupcake.

Well,you know me and coffee challenges:
I just have to enter with this card.

The background is made with a coffeebean
embossing folder and the coffee cup is
by Michael Strong. It is stamped on black
paper and embossed with white embossing powder.

The cupcakes are made with a Stampin'Up! punch.
The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Club Scrap Artist Team:Minion inspiration

Are you addicted to the Minions?
Well, the Club Scrap Artist team is.

This month we were asked to make something
inspired by these pictures:

I love those litte figures and just had to go and see
the new movie. Did you see it? I LOVED it.
When you come out of the theatre you feel happy.

You did NOT see it?
Well here is the trailer:

Now what to make.....?
That was more of a problem. Ok, my inspiration came
from the colors and the warm island feeling.
In such a climate you need ice cream or a popsicle.
So I came up with this popsicle booklet.

I used this image as a template:
I took a strip of 6x12 inch CS Orient Express paper
and devided into 3 parts of 4 inch.

I traced the popsicle template at the beginning and the end
for cutting and left the middle straight to fold harmonica wize
every 1/2 inch.

The shaped paged are papers
from Orient Express, Wild Flower (brown) and
Bold Blooms (pink).

The pages are decorated with different Club Scrap stencils.
The chocolate topping is glazed with
glossy accent.
And for the wooden sticks I took 
a piece of grey board and painted it with 
tea die acrylic paint. Then I took a Tim Holtz
woodgrain stencil and vintage photo ink to
make it look likea wooden stick.
I used all kinds of sentiments from different
Club Scrap kits on the left page of the bookltet.
This one is from
Sprinkles um stamps 2012.
I went through all my photo's to 
find pictures for this book.
I also used a few stickers frommy stash.
This sentiment is from Club Scraps Desitations kit.

This sentiment is from 50's Kitchen kit.

Here you see the front and the back of the booklet.
I just ha to add at least one Minion.

Want to see what the others have come up with?
You find them here:

Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tim Holtz July Tag:Crazy Birds

This is the tag for July by Tim Holtz.
Wonderful inspiration for a 4th of July tag.
The ting is I did that for June:
You ca see all about this tag HERE.

So I did not want to make another one like
this, but using Tim's inspiration I wanted to work
with the Crazy Bird stamps and this is the result:

For all Tim's technique explanations you go HERE.
My tag started of with the musical tissue paper
glued to the tag.
I colored the tag with different kind of green.
Then I took the bird stamps and stamped them on 
watercolor paper and cut them to size.
I then noticed that these images where just too big
for the tag so I colored another piece of tag in the same manner.

With misical washi tape I enlarged the tag to the
right size. On topof the washi tape I colored with green
ink,but i noticed that the washi tape colored differently.

So on top of the washi tape I glued a piece of tissue
paper and colored again.This time it all looked the same.

Now I colored the birds, the ribbon
and added all to the tag for sewing
and the tag was finished.
The ribbon is colored with mowed lawn
and tumbled glass. I found I had this cute birdhouse
charm in my stash.
To keep a little to the theme I colored one bird
on top red and the one on the bottom blue.

The sentiment I found somewhere on the
internet and I typed it with the computer
and printed it on watercolor paper.
This label is a real one I still had and the 2 is 
grungeboard with silver paint and glossy accent on top.

Hope you like the result.
Those birds are such wonderful additions
to Tim's line and soon there will be more.
Take a look here and here. I need to start saving!!

Have a creative day!