Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Club Scrap Hybrid Digi Holiday kit

I just finished these with the recent WOW Holiday Digi kit from Club Scrap.  It's a combination of digital images and paper and I like adding stickles and other elements to give more dimension.

This is the box and houses:
This is our first Christmas Tree in our "new" home
and a better shot of the house on the tree
And this is a pic of the tree I made for the RV 6 years ago.....ornaments from the right are from Denmark.......a trip I took in 1999

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Faux Marble

Today is the day the Beth and I chose the Faux Marble technique from the Oct 09 issue of Technique Junkies' newsletter.  Papers are from Club Scrap and my image is from Firecracker Designs.
We hope you'll join in the challenge.  You can view the great card that Beth did on her blog.  Thanks for stopping by and we do look forward to seeing your cards.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Layered Collage - Aug 08

Beth and I chose the Layered Collage Technique from the Aug 08 newsletter.  I chose some Christmas stamps from Firecracker Design and the Holiday wishes stamp from Inkadinkadoo for this card.  Papers are from Club scrap.  
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Thanks for stopping by and I will be adding some more entries soon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Getting Started on the Holidays

I was looking for a fun card for a forum I belong to.......found the directions for this fun Matchbook Card on Splitcoast Stampers website and used a tree stamp from Michael Strong for the front, as I used this on the Yahoo Michael Strong group forum.  The images on the little box on the inside are from Club Scrap's WOW kit and all the papers from Club Scrap.  I hope to make some of this up for some family and friends.

and this little box is from a new Hybrid kit from Club Scrap..........these make fun little gifts for friends also.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Try That Technique Thursday - Marker Water Coloring

Beth and I chose the Marker Water coloring Technique from June/July 08 newsletter of Technique Junkies.  I chose a digi image from FireCracker Designs and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Beth is on vacation so she won't have an entry on her blog.  I do invite you to join us in the Marker Water color Challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by.  I will be updating with some more cards later.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Jenny's Coat

This is Jenny's Coat from the December 09 newsletter.  I used a stamp from Inkadinkadoo, Green Paper and Greeting stamp from Club Scrap.
We hope you join us in the challenge.  If you don't know about Technique Junkies, check out and join in.  If your card is drawn out of the list sent in it will show up on the group yahoo home page at

Hope to see your card soon.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Mono Mosaic

This week Beth and I are challenging everyone to do the Mono Mosaic Technique from Dec 05 issue of Technique Junkies.  This is my take.  The background stamps are all from Club Scrap and the focal stamp is from Firecracker Design.  Paper is from Club Scrap

Be sure to check out Beths blog to see what she created.

thanks for stopping by

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Tye Dye Wax Resist

This week Beth and I are challenging everyone to the Tye Dye Wax Resist Technique from October 06.  This is my take on this.  The stamp is from Stampin Up. Cardstock is all from Club Scrap. 

Please be sure to go to Beth's Blog to see what her take is. Anyone that post a card using this technique on the Technique Junkies Yahoo group forum is qualified for a drawing.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Pearly Stained Glass

Beth and I chose the Pearly Stained Glass Tech from Oct 06 for this week's challenge.  Stamps from Michael Strong and Club Scrap

Be sure to check Beth's blog for her creation and to see how to take part.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunset in Arizona

I love the sunsets in Arizona and finally got a decent photo so I used it in a Digital Layout.  All the papers, and elements are from Club Scrap digi kits.  I actually used 4 kits to put this together for a monthly digital challenge.  I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Paper Tole - June 03

Today, Beth and I are doing the Paper Tole Technique from June 03 newsletter.  I chose flower stamp and sentiment from Firecracker Designs and the flower pot from Michael Strong.
I hope you enjoy this and don't forget to check out Beth's blog to see what she has created.  Thanks for stopping by.  Any comments you make are appreciated.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adobe Club Scrap Kit

I was browsing through the Scrap Rap for this beautiful kit and couldn't resist making this "Collage Trilogy" card that Tricia Morris gave out the instructions on.  I hope you all enjoy :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cards I Have Made for "World Card Making Day"

Here are some of the cards I decided to work on today
This first one is a Tri-Fold Card that I used paper from Club Scraps Arts & Crafts kit, the flower was made with the stamp from Arts & Crafts Kit, I stamped 2 and then cut, curled a bit and added a brad.

The 2nd card is made with the Stencil and Kokopelli Stamp from Club Scraps "Adobe" kit  Card Base and ribbon are from my stash

I used my favorite Herringbone Tech and my cuttlebug embossing folders for this card.....all papers and tag are from Club Scrap
This Christmas Card uses the "Texture-Duet" technique from the latest Techniqu Junkies newsletter, 2 of my Cuttlebug embossing folders and a stamped sentiment from Inkadinkadoo.  

Thanks for looking and I love it when you make comments :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Bandanna - Aug 08

Beth is still out of pocket for this week - The Challenge will return next Thursday, Sept 7.  The tech that I did this week is Bandanna and is from the Aug 08 issue of Technique Junkies.  I didn't have a white gel pen so I used a stylus and some white acrylic paint.   All of the papers and stamps are from Club scrap.
I hope you enjoy and be sure to come back next Thursday when the challenge resumes.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another card for today

Michael Strong did a challenge this month to use one of his Cloisonne Stamps and use a "traditional" method of making a card look like a piece of enameled work.  I used this "Pot" stamp did a Gold Embossing and then filled in with colored pencils.  For the reeds, I used my paper cutter and sliced very thin strips.  Rolled some of the strips around a skewer to get the curled look and taped to the Cuttlebug background piece. 

I hope you enjoy.....any and all comments appreciated :)

Cards I've been working on

Last week Beth was on vacation and we didn't do the Try that Technique  Challenge, but I did do my  was Glowing Pastels from April 07 newsletter.....I used stamps and papers from Club Scrap
This week I made a couple of cards for a 2nd Anniversary of the Michael Strong yahoo group.  Stamps are from Michael Strong and papers from Club Scrap.

Thanks for looking - all comments are welcome and appreciated.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sunsets at Elephant Butte

I was sitting here last night and looked out my window.....the sunset coming through the clouds was beautiful and I just couldn't resist this.  Used the Adobe digi kit from Club Scrap. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Cuttlebug Smoosh - Oct 07

Beth and I decided on the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique from the October 07 newsletters and this is my take on this card.  I hope you enjoy.   All papers are from Club Scrap and the image is also Club Scrap.  Ribbon and beads from stash.

Don't forget to visit Beth's Blog to see her creation and how to enter the challenge.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Adobe Digi Kit

I played around with the new Adobe digital kit from Club Scrap.  Last year we made a ride up to the Bandelier National Monument - up nw of Santa Fe, and I thought the pictures from that trip would look good on this awesome papers.  This is the first of a few that I hope to get done this week.
 thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Friday card of the week

This is the card I posted for my final day of doing the "Card of the Day" on the Michael Strong Group forum.  I used papers from Club scrap, embossing folder from Tim Holtz and made the reeds with a technique that Michael Strong did on one of his TVWeekly webisodes.  I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Club Scrap Arts and Crafts Kit

I just had to cut into this paper and make a couple of cards.
Thanks for looking.  We're getting ready to leave Colorado in the next few days so I won't be doing much creating for a few days. 

More cards from this week

I have been participating in the Michael Strong Yahoo group for about a year now and volunteered to do the "card of the day" for this week........I'm attaching more of the cards I did.  I post one on the Try that Technique Thursday post and here are the ones I did for Mon - Wed.

Hope you enjoy. - all of the papers are from Club Scrap.  This first card uses a background that Michael Strong shared called "Tie Dye" use baby wipes and pigment inks.  The flowers are from his Cloisone collection, the fiber and beads are from our stash.

This card uses a "frame in frame" technique using the framed stamp from Michael Strong.
and this last card uses the Cloisone Accent stamps from Michael Strong and the greeting stamp from Club Scrap.

I hope you enjoy.

Try That Technique Thursday - Cuttlebug Highlights -Oct 08

Beth and I chose the Cuttlebug Highlights from the Oct 08 issue of Technique Junkies newsletter.  This is my take on it and I decided to get working on my Christmas cards again.  All of the papers from Club Scrap the little Snowman is from Firecracker Designs.  Ribbon was from stash.

Hope you all enjoy
I also did another Cuttlebug card for the Michael Strong group using the Hummingbird from Michael Strong Stamps.  Paper and sentiment from Club Scrap.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Don't forget to hop over to Beth's Blog to see what she has created.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Try that Technique Thursday - Fossil Stone - April 06

Beth and I chose the Fossil Stone from April 06 newsletter for this week's "Try That Technique Thursday" challenge.

 All of the paper is from Club Scrap - as well as the stamped image.  Ribbon from Stash.  I used Stampabilities Cranberry, Olive and French Blue dye inks on this.....and ran a layer of paper through my cuttlebug with the new Brick Wall embossing folder from Tim Holtz.

Be sure to check out Beth's take on this on her blog.    Thanks for stopping by.

Jerry and I took a 3 day motorcycle ride to celebrate our anniversary this week and I will be posting some pics from the trip soon.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Try that Technique Thursday - Herringbone

Beth and I chose the Herringbone technique from the December 09 issue of Technique Junkies Newsletter.  This is one of my favorite techniques and is a great way to use scraps.  I used all materials from Club Scrap to make these.  Hope you enjoy

Hope you enjoy these and check out Beth's blog for instructions on how to enter this challenge.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The New Kit from Club Scrap

We were awarded our prizes today from our challenges at Club Scrap - I purchased and downloaded the new "Natural" digi kit and couldn't resist using some photos of my granddaughter that I just received from her mom.  Hope you enjoy

Digital Layouts I did for Club Scrap's PSL Challenges

This is from my Grandaughter's 1st Birthday Cake....looks like she was having a blast .
This is our Motorhome and some deer that we had in the one of the campgrouonds in Texas back in 07
The next 2 layouts are the 1st two pages I'll do  of our daughter and son in law's visit.
The last photo was taken at a place called Clear Creek Falls and is located on HWY 149 as you're heading for Lake City, CO....

All the elements for this layouts are from various Club Scrap Digi kits .

Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Try That Technique Thursday - Gated Tag Card

Beth and I chose the Gated Tag card from Feb 08 issue of Technique Junkies for our challenge card this week.  For my card, I used papers from K & Co. and Club Scrap.  All the stamps on my card and tags are from Firecracker Designs and fibers from my stash.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with this card and don't forget to check out Beth's blog to see her fun creation.