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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Stamp Club will begin again soon.  And as CTMH is retiring some of their stamps and embellishments at the end of January, I thought this would be a good way to say good-bye to them.  In addition, we have a few items available to us that will be released in the new Idea Book,

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you will be able to make cards that can be used as Valentines, or you can make them more versatile.  Take a look at these options on the Stamp Club page of this blog.

Dates for Stamp Club in January are listed here.  All groups meet at 9:30 in my home craft studio in Prescott Valley.
Saturday, January 4
Tuesday, January 7
Thursday, January 9
Monday, January 13

Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com to register or if you have questions.

JUST US GIRLS #221 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

Time to ring in 2014!  This bracket frame can be changed out for many times of the year, but this is the design for right now - celebrating the approaching new year. 

I love the look of the chalkboard images, so part of the "board" is stamped and the "Celebrate" was cut on the Cricut and inked to give the shadow.  The clock (which is what was the inspiration from the challenge at Just Us Girls) can be changed out, as well as the banner.  See how it works for a birthday below.

Products used (all CTMH):
Cricut cartridges Artbooking and Artiste
Chipboard Bracket Frame
Cranberry Baker's Twine
Black brad (retired)
Swirls Around stamp set (D1551)
White pigment ink and embossing powder
Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
Surf's Up and Laughing Lola Background paper
Black, Buttercup, Honey, Sky, Sweet Leaf, Cranberry, Pacifica, Chocolate and White Daisy cardstock

Check out the Just Us Girls blog to see other projects inspired by the New Year's photo.

Thanks for dropping by.

CAS(E) this Sketch #58

Valentine's Day is approaching, so time to get some cards ready.  Last year I got a cute set from Lawn Fawn with a glasses theme.  Loved the phrases, but the glasses images were rather small.  I recently found a die for glasses from Taylored Expressions, and the two go great together. 

A simple design was good, and the one at CAS(E) this sketch this week was perfect.  Check out their blog for other cards using this design.

This card will also be one of the options during the January Stamp Clubs.  Check out the Stamp Club page of this blog for more details.

Products used:
Background paper - Typeset (CTMH, retired)
Cardstock - Sorbet (CTMH) and black glossy (my stash)
Sentiment - Clear to See (Lawn Fawn)
Die - Spectacles (Taylored Expressions)

Thanks for taking a look!



I've been working on the cards for January's classes.  We will be using the emboss-resist technique with several retiring CTMH stamps.  The Pals Paper Arts sketch this week was perfect for these cards.  The heat embossing of the images is complemented by the embossing folder designs.   You'll notice that I did two cards with this sketch - giving some options for those participating in the class. 

The stamps used that are retiring are:
Quick Cards - Butterfly (A1120)
Quick Cards - Bumble Bee (A1135)
Several new CTMH stamp sets were used on the strip behind each image:
Love This (B1432) - the swirl behind the butterfly
Reel Life (B1431) - the honeycomb behind the bee 

Pop over to the Pals Paper Arts blog to see other cards created with this sketch.  And check out the Stamp Club page of this blog for more details about the class.

Thanks for stopping by.