Saturday, November 30, 2013

CS Fire & Ice Christmas inspiration

This time the Club Scrap Blog hop
Inspired me to make these cards today.
It was at Lisa's Blog that her
cards gave me the idea for these cards:
For these cards i used:
Club Scrap Fire & Ice papers
Michael Strong snow man
Club Scrap Ice stamp
TimHoltz star stencil
Tim Holtz label stamp
Michael Strong sentiment
Versamark watermark inkpad
white embossing powder
Ranger antiuities frosted embossing powder
white crayon
white inkpad and sponge
black,blue and red inkpads
Start with stamping your image with versamark
on a dark piece of cardstock and embos with white
embossing powder.

Stampimage again on post it note and cut out. Lay this on top
of your stamped image on the card.

You can ink up the snow stamp with versamark ink,
stampand emboss.

Use your heat gun on the embossing powder.
Place your stencil on top of the card and 
sponge white ink where you want the stars
to show.

Finish the card as desired.

As you might notice on this card
everything looks softer. That is because here
I did not emboss with the white ink,
but the new Ranger antiquities embossing
powder.This Is the TimHoltz schoolboard
technique and he explaines it here.

Thanks for looking
enjoy your weekend!

Have a creative day!

Friday, November 29, 2013


This tag is for my friend Laura, who has send me
some packages of instant pumpkin spice coffee!
And of course I had to try it and let my dh try too.
These packages contain powdered coffee
and you can add hot water or hot milk
to make a delicious cup of coffee.

The tag is made with stamps by Michael Strong
(the hand, the coffeecup and steam)
and sentument by Tim Holtz.
I now have the chalboard embossing powder
and just had to try this fun technique.
It is easy and has a great effect. You will see
more of this!

The pumpkin is made with punches
and the leaves I had left over from my
other tag and came in handy.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, 
while I light the 2nd candle on my Menorah.

 Have a creative day!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Fire&Ice for Hanukkah

Here we are with our monthly
Club Scrap Blog Hop.
for the Fire & Ice kit:

For all participants you can always look
but you just might have come here
after seeing Tricia's wonderful project.

At the Club Scrap Retreat the
envelope punch board waiting for me
to take home,so I just have to share something
with this wonderful tool with you.
Not only it makes great envelopes in any size you wish,
it also creates wonderful tabs for file folders
and this is what I have come up with for my scrap book
page, that I want to share with you today.
No pictures? Yes,sorry, they have to be made 
for tonight the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah
starts with lighting the first candle. I will share
these pages again for sure with pictures!

But in my file folder I have already some Hanukkah recipes
(you can also use this for hidden journaling or
adding some extra pictures)
 and here is how it is made:

Start with a piece of cardstock 5,5 x 9,5 inch
(click on the picture for larger image)
On this template you see were to score the lines for folding
and which part you will cut away (green lines).

After you have prepared your cardstock like this you
will make the tab on the top with your envelope punch board:
Put the cardstock inside the punch on the left side 
for your firt cut.
Move your paper towards the left ( I stoped at 2 1/4)
and punched again. Now it looks like this.
Take a ruler and craft knife to cut away the right side
 of the paper (sorry for having my ruler upside down,
but there is no measuring involved).

Use the oter side of the punch to round the right
side of the file folder. 
Use small tape to stick the flaps to the back of the file
folder. This backside will be attached to your scrapbook lay out.

Then I cut some loose papers to go as recipe cards
inside the file folder.You can also use it for extra
pictures. The top of these cards is done in the
same way as the top of the file folder.
For decoration of the file folder and the rest of my pages
I used the old Hanukkah stamps from 2006 by Club Scrap.
Here a more close look at the left page with 
the file folder and I just had to add an envelope too!
They are so easy to make in any size. 

This is the right part of the lay out.
I have some images in my head that I want to shoot,
hopefully it all works out.

Finished file folder with text and punched out
stars of david.

The recipe's! Click on the picture
for a larger view.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my project,
but there is more,
yes more on the next blog.

Go and see what my friend
Kay has to show you this time.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Scrap page: Green

This week the theme was "green" at the

I had no idea what to do and suddenly
I thought I will use green paper with my pictures.

So here is my scrap page about 
celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary.

For this page I used mainly  Club Scrap Wisteria green
papers and some other CS scraps I had left.
For the tag I used alsoa piece I had lying on my table
and colored just fine on this page.
I used Michael Strongs mini heart with little pearls on top
in combination with some Club Scrap word stamps.

in combination with another Club Scrap
sentiment stamp.
The word stickers are from Club Scrap Generations
kit that also uses a lot of green papers.

Thank you for looking and your
comment is always much appreciated.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Coffee on Saturday

My card for today is inspired by Heidi's Thursday
technique card. It is a technique by the 
Technique Junkies called distressed colorblocking
(newsletter Feb 2011)
I used:
3 colors of distress ink
(dried marigold, gathered twigs and frayed burlap)
a digital sentiment by Create with TLC
(it is still a freebie today!!)

Use the colors of inkpad directly to your
acrylic block to stamp the background.
Dry well before stamping the coffee cup
(I used my heat gun). 

The coffee cup is
stamped with versamark and embossed with
orient express powder on the dark brown card 
and with black embossing powder on the 
white card.
On this card i added a peace of ribbon that I
got as apresent, so not sure where it came from.

The back of my card is stamped with a
stamp that was especially made for me by Joanne

Have a creative day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 14th wedding anniversary
and of course iIhad to make a card (or tag this time).
My husband has a suitcase full of my cards
and here is another one to add.

I wanted to make nit such a love card,
but something sweet.
So how about a Tim Holtz style
card  with a Michael Strong stamp
and a Create with TLC sentiment?

First i stamped the card with white ink and 
on another piece of black paper I stamped
the hand twice with versamark and embossed it
with white embossing powder.
Cut out the big hand and the smaller inside
hand and added themon the tag with foam tape.

Uese some chalk crayon around the border of the tag.

My dh is not the heart type,but a little gemstone in the 
middle is just enough to add a little love.

The sentiment by CTLC is printed with the
computer and stapled on the card with
black staples.

We had a wonderful dinner last night with
a movie afterwards. We went to see The Hunger Games 2 
and we both loved it esp.because we loved reading
the books too.

This morning we spend at the gym and a sauna
afterwards. now Ray is at work, but
you never know what is ahead .........