Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Club Scrap April Blog Hop: Hydrangea

Here we are with another Club Scrap Blog Hop.
This month's kit is called
and as I love mine this is such a wonderful
kit to use all the pictures I have from my 
hydrangea in my garden.

I hope you have arrived here from the wonderful
Tricia with her blog of wonderful and efficient ideas.

If along the way you get lost, you can find all
20 other participands (oh my so much
inspiration!!) at the Club Scrap Create Blog.

I came up with a little project  after I found these
very cheap spools in a dollar store:
I made a card and a spool stand and will share with you
how I did this.

The card is made from half of a scrap page
(6x12 inch folded) with stamping and pictures
coming together like this.
For the hydrangea stamp I used 3 different
stamp pades: Club Scrap amethyst, moss and 
lagoon.Just use the pads directly onto the stamp
and stamp to the paper.

For the spool picture stand I used
2 spools with different width size.
I cut strips of one inch
for the top spool
and 1,5 inch for the bottom spool.
I have punched some holes on the borders of the strips
and sewn  them together with wax thread.

For the top spoolI just used one decorative strip
from the emellishment papers and added a sentiment.
The beginning is stapled to the spool with a tacker 
(thank you Ray for the idea!)
The bottom strip is made out of 3 strips of 1,5
by 12, all sewn together. Then decorated with stamps, 
flowers and little hydrangea pictures
 (I printed the pictures contact size).
Here you see the strips rolled on to the spools.
I made an easy closure. Just tie a ribbon around it
and it will all stay on place.

Now you might have noticed there is something
at the bottom too. Yes, I made a little easy circle booklet.
The largest circle is 2,75 inch.

I used some circle spelbinders to cut out all the
circles. For this booklet i used 6 larger and 6 
slightly smaller circles. To cunstruct the booklet is easy.
Put a strip of double sided tape in the middle 
on all the largest circles and lay down the ribbon on top.
Make sure there is a half an inch gap between all
the circles. On top you will glue the smaller circles.

I decorated those before I glued them on top.

Here you see the finished booklet. On the last one
I added a scalloped circle that will be the end page and 
looks cute underneath the stand.

Here a more close up picture of the 
booklet. The sentiment is a cut up
stamped one from the UM stamps
that come with this kit.
The flowers are all stamped and cut
and decorated with a tiny sticky pearl that
also came with this kit.

This is the decorated bottom of the stand.

Here you see the booklet folded harmonica wise
onto the spool.

 And the booklet is closed with the ribbon that is
through te middle of the book.

On top of the spooli stamped in the same technique 
as on the card with the multi colors. The picture stand
 I took out  of an old one I never used.

Well, this is it for today
on my blog, but there is so much more to see.
Your next blog with more
oh so wonderful and creative inspiration is at

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Technique Junkies Bodacious Background Stamp CD BLOG HOP

The fabulous Technique Junkies Design Team welcomes you to another fabulous Blog Hop! We are showcasing the newest addition to the Technique Junkies CD series called
 If you want to have a look at all the fun techniques go to the table of content HERE 

Select One or More CDs to add to your order

This CD contains 30 ways to use your background stamps in fun and creative ways!  Learn how to color, stamp and transform your background stamped images.  The CD contains 20 brand new tutorials plus 10 techniques from the TJ archives.  All 30 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format - compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.
It is available for order TODAY by clicking here or using the dropdown on the side bar.  The CD will be shipped in less than 2 weeks!
You should have arrived here from Judy's Blog To start at the beginning with Judy go to the Design Team website by clicking HERE.
Now I have picked two quite similair Background techniques
 for you called: 

1. Brayered resist technique
Wonderful technique for multicolred ink pads and glossy paper.
2.Double stamped resist technique
using the same materials. But having a differnt look.

With these techniques you have a couple of
backgrounds in a short time. Above you see
some I made in one evening and below
you see the finished cards. I tried to keep a lot
of the backgrounds for you to see.
Click on the photo's and you have an even larger
look of the card.
Technique 1. with Michael Strong turtle stamp 
and Mark's Finest sentiment.
Technique 1 and 2 combined with Michael Strong's
turtle stamp and Mark's Finest sentiment.
Technique 1 with Michael Strongs turtle stamp
Technique 1 also works wonders for coffee cards
with a cappuccino multi colored inkpad
and Club Scraps What's Brewing stamps.
Technique 2 with SU! leaves and Hero Art
background stamp.Sentiment is by Penny Black.
Technique 2 again with the Hero Art background
in combination with the SU! bodice stamp.
Sentiment is again from Mark's Finest.

Hope I have wetted your appetite for this CD
you can order directly from the right side of this blog,
but if you haven't seen enough yet your nex stop is:

Have a creative day!

Ps if you get lost, here are all the participants:
Hetty Sanders   -> that is ME
Ann Clack            
Tricia O’Bin         
Holly Brown      
Pat Huntoon      

Sunday Scrap Page: Orange

After yesterday's  post, you must have seen this page coming!
I had so many beautiful pictures of King Day,
that I had this page in my head and made it in a jiffy.

In the background you see the ground plan of the
visit of the King. I had printed this yesterday to see what
was a good place to stand and wait. Well, we had a
perfect spot.

As I had explained to you yesterday why we use orange,
I had to use it for the scrappage too. I decorated the page with 
tulip stamps (large and small by Michael Strong).
The orange tulips are embossed with white
embossing power and the leaves are colored with green
distress ink.

The small tulip is stamped in neon orange
and also the leaves are colored with green
distress ink.

The sentiment is by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking,

Have a creative day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

King Day 2014

Today is a special day in The Netherlands.
We celebrate King WillemAlexander's birthday
and this is a free day in The Netherlands and
people are dressed up in orange, there are flee markets
 everywere and the King and his family visit some places 
in our country. This year one of the places was Amstelveen.

Amstelveen is next to were we live, so we took
our bicycles and went on our way this morning
to see the King. And we were lucky!!
My husband took some perfect pictures:
Beautiful flowers everywhere.
Picture while waiting for the Roayal Family to arrive.

Children singing for this event.

And here they are.
You see our former Queen Beatrix,
her son Willem Alexander, now our King
and his eldest daugter Princes Amalia.

In blue is our Queen Maxima.

After they spend an hour in town,looking at all
the activities, they went on their way again
and so did we.

We went to the old centre of town to have a look
 at the flee market and so did a few other people!

Oh yes and of course I made a card for today:
The focal point of this card is a Washi tape rosette
(one of the techniques of the latest newsletter
of the Technique Junkies) with the mini flower
by Michael Strong stamped in orange and
 embossed with clear embossing powder.

This is the inside of the card.

Why all this orange you may ask:
well, that is because the RoyalFamily is from
The House Of Orange!
....and even google knows it:
Have a creative day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly Scrap Page: it is all about the egg

Here my page weekly page for the 
Club Scrap challenge.

This week the thee is:
'tis all about the egg.

Even though I do not celebrate Easter, but Passover,
the egg also has meaning in Jewish life.
During Passover there are a lot of eggs used
in the different dishes.

The paper I used is from Club Scrap Spring Chorus
and the egg is a stamp by Michael Strong.

First i decorated the background with 
white stamped gesso, different colors of distress ink
and colored powder. When all is dry I stamped the
eggs on top in the same blue and green distress
colors and also in black.The letters for the
word egg are also by Club Scrap.
On a different piece of paper I stamped some more eggs,
cut them out and stapled them to the border on the scrappage.

If you want to read the journaling,click on the  picture
and you will get an enlarged version of the photo.

Thanks for looking.
Have a creative day!