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Monday, April 21, 2014


It's time for us to focus on the men in our lives with special cards that can work for birthdays or Father's Day - depending on your need.  We'll make all of these fun cards and learn new techniques while we are at it.  Check out the Stamp Club page of this blog for more details.

Stamp Club will meet on the following dates in my home craft studio in Prescott Valley
Thursday, May 1
Tuesday, May 6
Saturday, May 10
Monday, May 12

Cost is $20
Email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com to register.


I had pinned several cards on Pinterest with similar phrases using fan{tashe}tic and {spec}tacular, but had never used them.  So I decided to use both of them, making two cards with this week's RetroSketch - and then the people in Stamp Club will have a choice!

The only problem that I had with this card is that the sentiment needs to be printed on the computer, since I don't have a stamp for it.  However, neither of my printers likes cardstock - so guess I will have to head to the local copy shop to print the card fronts.

Here's the list of materials I used:
White Daisy and Black cardstock (CTMH)
Black ink (CTMH)
In the Background stamp set (CTMH D1540) - chevron pattern
Santa at Night paper (American Traditional Designs) - black with white speckles
Black Button Brads (CTMH - retired)
Spectacles die (Taylored Expressions #TE110) - glasses
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (CTMH Z1790) - mustache

Check out the other great cards made with this sketch at the RetroSketch Challenge Blog.

Thanks for taking a look!


I bought a package of adhesive cork nearly a year ago, and am finally getting around to using it!  I thought it added a nice bit of dimension and texture to this card.  I altered the placement of the strips from the Fab Friday sketch slightly, but like the clean and simple look.  This will be another card for my "It's A Guy Thing" Stamp Club in May.

Here are the products that I used:
Green ice cardstock - from my stash - who knows how long it's been there!
Outdoor Denim cardstock (CTMH)
Sarita background paper (CTMH)
Adhesive Cork Stack (DCWV)
Outdoor Denim and Champagne inks (CTMH)
Set Sail stamp set (SU retired) - ship image
Schooner stamp set (SU retired) - inside image and sentiment
Holiday Tags stamp set (CTMH - D1560) - front sentiment

Check out the Fab Friday challenge blog to see the other great cards made with this sketch.
Thanks for stopping by - and enjoy your week!


This cute Hip Pic Album can be transformed into a wonderful mini-album for up to 16 photos.  This design, created by the wonderful art department at Close to my Heart, is designed to accommodate 10 pictures - each approximately 4X4.  You can make adjustments on any page if you want to add more photos.
This workshop will meet on Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 in my home craft studio.  
Cost is $27 and includes everything you need to complete this album - 
except for your photos, adhesive and a journaling pen! 
Email if you are interested in participating!
I need reservations by Wednesday, March 23 in order to 
guarantee arrival of all the materials in time for class.  
Pre-payment is requested for this workshop.  
You can mail me a check or contact me for info on using PayPal.

Friday, April 18, 2014


It's been quite a while since I've participated in a challenge.  May's Stamp Club is all about guys, so I played around with this Mojo Monday sketch and tried a new technique.  I was able to emboss on tin foil without having the design get smashed as soon as pressure is applied!  I'll be sharing the technique in May's class, then I'll post more information about it.

I love the new embossing folders from CTMH - especially because they are a 5X7 size and give you room to get your image placed just the way you want on a smaller piece of paper.

Here are the products I used on this card (all CTMH):
You're the Best (C1571) stamp set - tools
Holiday Tags (D1560) stamp set - circle frame and greeting
Whisper, Slate, Barn Red and White Daisy cardstock
Dakota background paper (retired)
Black, Whisper, Slate and Barn Red inks
Pewter brads (retired)
Chevron embossing folder (Z1925)

Here's a close-up of the details - and another option on the greeting, since Father's Day is fast approaching!

Hop on over to the Mojo Monday Blog to see other cards made with this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day.

APRIL 2014 STAMP CLUB - Bags, Tags, Boxes, and Bows

I'm a little late posting the information for April's Stamp Club.  All of the groups have met and made these fun projects.  BUT - I wanted to share them here.  We had fun with the round Kraft Canister from CTMH, made a box in a bag for small gifts, and used Julie Nutting's doll stamps to create great tags.  In addition, we learned to make a bow using the envelope punch board available from several companies, and tied tiny bows using a fork!  Hop over to the Stamp Club page to see more detailed photos of these projects.  And I promise - May's projects will be posted BEFORE Stamp Club meets!