daytona beach may 78

Hey, everybody! I hope you had a great week and you’re having fun this weekend and staying healthy! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created another 3-D Frameables project – these are so versatile and so much fun! I used the Base with Square Frame and Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops this time to document a memory from May 1978 that is still just as fresh in my mind as it was that day! My BFF got a brand new 1978 Chevy Camaro which we drove up and down the strip on Daytona Beach – back in the day when people were actually allowed to drive on the beach. We had such a great time… hard to believe that was 44 years ago, lol!

I painted the word Summer with yellow acrylic paint and the flip flops with orange acrylic paint and let them dry. I adhered a piece of pink cardstock to the back of the flip flops and embellished them with enamel flowers.

I covered the smaller oval base with green dotted paper, the larger oval base with yellow striped paper, and the frame with red and white striped paper. I adhered an orange cardstock mini scallop frame around the opening of the frame. I added acetate to the back of the frame to keep the photo clean and free of dust (which unfortunately casts weird shadows on the photo, lol). I adhered the frame to the wood backing and let it dry overnight with clips. That’s me on the right, by the way. ;)

I added a pink scallop strip to the top edge of the frame and added white die cut letters spelling ‘daytona beach’ and then adhered pink strips to the left and right edges for a finished look. I added the date using white die cuts along with sunglasses and beach umbrealla brads. 

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafty Catz: #596 – Anything Goes w/ optional Add Some Pink
5. Cupcake Inspirations: #544 – Stripes

6. Little Red Wagon: #654 – With a Little Help From My Friends

Clear Scraps products used:
Base with Square Frame
Word n Shape Summer-Flip Flops

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp Lots of Color Paper Collection, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Flame cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX and Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Liquitex Cadmium Light Hue and Primary Yellow acrylic paints, Eyelet Outlet Pastel Sunglasses and Beach Umbrella Brads, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Flowers and Clear Jewel Bling Strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Flutter By, Butterfly

Hey everybody! I hope you’re having a great week and not working too hard! I’m back this morning with a new page in my new art journal that I finished on Mother’s Day. Even though it’s butterfly-themed, I’ve dedicated this page to our little seven-month-old kitten named Flutterby who was killed by a car speeding through our neighborhood three weeks ago. As most of you know, Ed and I rescue cats and kittens, and Flutterby was the last surviving kitten born to feral Mama last September so she had a special place in our hearts. It was hard. I can now talk about her without tearing up (most of the time) and this page makes me feel like she’s in a good place. :)

I started by inking a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 165# Solar White cardstock with mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, twisted citron and fossilized amber distress inks using the direct-to-paper technique for good bold coverage. Using the Taylored Expressions Bubbly stencil and DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste, I added some bubbles down both sides. Next, I added arrows on both sides using the TCW Susana’s Arrows stencil and Ranger picket fence distress stain, and then added several elements over the page using the TCW Mini Butterfly Collage stencil and Ranger black soot distress ink. Then I randomly stamped clusters of dots, postage stamps and text over the background using Paper Wings Productions Art Textures and Writing Backgrounds stamp sets.

I tore a piece of kraft corrugated paper, inked the edges, and adhered it to a torn piece of Hot Off The Press Flowing Ink double-sided paper and then to the bottom of the page. I grabbed a Hobby Lobby Woodpile Key and coated it with Prima Finnabair Brown Rust Paste and Red Rust Paste to give it a rusted look, and embellished it with a piece of Eyelet Outlet Brown Pearl Bling Strip. I rubbed some of the brown rust paste onto the raised portions of the corrugated paper, then attached a Tim Holtz idea-ology Swivel Clasp to the key with his idea-ology Jump Rings, and attached it to the corrugated paper.

I created an arrow by tracing a curved arrow from the TCW Susana’s Arrows stencil onto a scrap of 110# Solar White cardstock which I fussy cut and then drew lines around the edges with a Sakura Pigma Micron 08 black pen. I sprayed it with Tattered Angels It’s Green and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists, applied Glossy Accents and sprinkled Brutus Monroe Blue Shimmer Flakes over it. I applied another light ‘bumpy’ coat of Glossy Accents for texture, covering and trapping the shimmer flakes. Once dry, I cut the curved arrow in half and adhered the two pieces to the left side of the page, and added a 49 and Market fussy cut and layered butterfly with Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles.

I cut two postal pieces from a roll of Tim Holtz idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap and a large butterfly from his idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap, and adhered them to scrap pieces of 110# Solar White cardstock with Ranger Distress Collage Medium. Once dry, I fussy cut each one of them, watercolored the butterfly with Light Green, Turquoise Green, Persian Green and Gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Kuretake Watercolor Brush, and added a Tim Holtz idea-ology Gamer Spinner for the butterfly’s body. I adhered these pieces and lightly sprayed the page with Tattered Angels Tarnished Silver Glimmer Mist. I then splattered Tattered Angels It’s Green and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists by opening the bottle and flicking the bottom part of the spray apparatus over the page.

I stamped the sentiments from the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on scraps of 110# Solar White cardstock and trimmed them. I ran a Tuxedo Black marker around the outside edges of each portion, layered them on CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock and adhered them to the page. I added several vinyl glittered flower stickers from my stash along with some Eyelet Outlet blue pearls and white heart pearls. The final touch was inking the edges of the page with black soot distress ink. Seems I can never do a ‘simple’ mixed media project… I feel like I have to keep adding more and more. Even though this is quite busy, I’m pleased with the result!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #052022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Lilies and Lace (no twist)
3. Addicted To Stamps and More: #429 – Any Occasion
4. Ally’s Angels: #58 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge: May Anything Goes
8. Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #82 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
9. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: May Anything Goes
10. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
11. Paperbabe Stamps: #167 – Anything Goes
12. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Not A Card
13. Try It On Tuesday: Use A Stencil

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 165# # Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, Hot Off The Press Flowing Ink 6×6 Double-Sided Cardstock, kraft corrugated paper
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Art Textures and Writing Backgrounds stamp sets
Ink: Ranger black soot, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, twisted citron and fossilized amber distress inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Ranger picket fence distress stain; Sakura Pigma Micron 08 black pen; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Light Green, Turquoise Green, Persian Green and Gray
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue; Tim Holtz idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap and Melange Tissue Wrap, Swivel Clasps, Jump Rings, Game Spinners; The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil and Susana’s Arrows Stencil; Taylored Expressions Bubbly Stencil, DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste, spatula, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Ranger Distress Brush; Tattered Angels It’s Green, Dragonfly and Tarnished Silver Glimmer Mists; Kuretake Watercolor Brush; Brutus Monroe Blue Shimmer Flakes, Glossy Accents, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Key, Prima Finnabair Brown Rust Paste and Red Rust Paste; Eyelet Outlet Brown Pearl Bling Strip, Blue Pearl Bling Strip and White Pearl Hearts; Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles, 49 and Market Curators Botanical 6×8 Collection Pack and Laser Cut Elements

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

4th of July Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Happy Friday – I hope you have a most excellent weekend! I’m stoked to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he’s all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase die cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form. I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he’s gripping the flag pole. ;)

And here’s one more peek… I’m so smitten with this little guy! LOVE how he turned out! Such a fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional Mother’s Day Slimline (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #052022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Lilies and Lace (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
6. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #99 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #594 – Anything Goes w/ optional Hand Colored Image (no twist)
8. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: May Anything Goes
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #443 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #212 – Anything Goes
12. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5×9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, CutCardStock Basis White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, Stampin’ Up Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink/Paint: Ranger black soot distress ink, Marvy Uchida DecoColor Silver Metallic paint marker; Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide, Titanium White, and Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paints
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Border die, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Star Punch, CUTplorations Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Plate dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet red and blue star sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow seed beads

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

YOU ROCK! Treat Box

Hey everybody! I hope you’re having a great weekend and enjoying some wonderful weather! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #59 – Anything Goes + optional 3-D Project! The sky is the limit for this one! Of course, the twist is never mandatory to play but we always love seeing our players inspired to play the twist! Let’s see some jewelry or a gift box, canvas, gift bag, home décor, etc. this time! I created a fun treat box with my Scan N Cut that looks like a jukebox! So stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it!

I cut all the pieces from CutCardStock Basis Brown, Basis Teal, Basis White, Basis Black, Basis Gold, Stardream Metallic Silver, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly, Pop-Tone Razzleberry and Astrobright Re-Entry Red cardstock. I added a sentiment from Brutus Monroe Conversation Clippings Sweet Sayings which fits perfectly!

I know I’ve mentioned numerous times that the real fun is the assembly! None of the individual projects take very long to put together but I always cut multiple files in one sitting so I have lots and lots of assembly time to look forward to! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mother’s Day Slimline Card (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenges: May #5 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #593 – Anything Goes w/ optional Use Three Favorite Colors (pink, purple, teal)

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown, Basis Teal, Basis White, Basis Black and Basis Gold cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly and Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock, CutCardStock Astrobright Re-Entry Red cardstock
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Jukebox Box cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Brutus Monroe Conversation Clippings Sweet Sayings

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable treat box and you’ll link up with us this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Coffee Lovers Mini Album

4/17/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a Coffee Lovers Mini Album using our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug with lots of room for photos and journaling! This is the coolest little shaker – it has three compartments for shaker bits! I had loads of fun putting this together even though I’m not a huge coffee drinker. Ed and I each have two cups every morning. Once in a while he’ll have an afternoon cup when it’s cold outside but since it keeps me awake at bedtime, I’ll join him with a cup of hot apple cider instead! ;)

I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and once dry, I lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they’re visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 

I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)

And here’s a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! The sky is the limit with what you can create with the blank wood card! And there are tons of mini shakers to choose from! Lots of fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202204 – Anything Goes w/ optional April Showers (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #042022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Key It Simple (no twist)
4. Ally’s Angels: #57 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: April #4 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #122 – Anything Goes Always

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt cardstock, CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft Paper, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock; CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge, Black Licorice, and Tangy Orange cardstock; CutCardStock Basis Soft Pink cardstock
Ink/Paint: Folkart Java chalk paint; Arteza alcohol markers- YR25, R03, BR34
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles; Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers and Stitched Oval Layers; My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics and Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics; Sizzix Primitive Stars, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot; STAMPlorations Coffee Feel Good Clear Stickers (sampler), Coffee Backgrounds ATC Ephemera, Golden Autumn and Mocha Swirl Shaker Blends, and Newsprint Coffee Ephemera Tiles (sampler); Ranger Distress Collage Medium, 7 Gypsies Binding Rings, Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads, Really Reasonable Ribbon Rustic Hues Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Cardinal Christmas Ornament

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! Sure is hard to believe tomorrow is the last day of March already! Dang… three months gone just like that! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in with my second post this morning to share a really cool shaker ornament I finished a couple days ago using an embroidery hoop, Hot Of The Press Cardinal Chipboard Ornament pieces, acetate, a ribbon scrap, and an assortment of sequins from my stash. I’m not only trying to use stamps and dies that have never seen the light of day… I’m also trying to use up other types of crafty stash. I’m also working on design team projects, reorganizing my books of dies, and de-stashing, so my days are really busy! As I’ve said a hundred times before – I don’t know how I managed to get everything done when I was younger, working outside the home and raising four kids!

This was definitely a labor of love, and I enjoyed every flippin’ minute of it! I started by picking out an embroidery hoop that matched the size of the chipboard cardinal ornament pieces. I cut the hanger off the top of the two ornament sides and colored the cardinals, pinecones and greenery with alcohol markers. There was one extra cardinal with pinecones and greenery that I also colored.

Using two Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, I die cut two circular frames from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Antique Gold cardstock and adhered them to two circular pieces of Grafix Craft Plastic. I adhered the two colored ornament sides beneath the acetate and then adhered the back one to the embroidery hoop. I placed a healthy pinch of sequin mix (from Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields Sequin Mix, and Neat & Tangled Sequins) inside and adhered the front ornament side to the embroidery hoop. I placed my weights on it for a few minutes to be sure they adhered well.

I adhered the extra cardinal with pinecones and greenery to the outside of the front of the ornament. I adhered 132 Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops (66 on each side) around the perimeter of the ornament. The finishing touch was adding a gold cord hanger and green/white gingham bow to the top.

Here’s a shot of the back.

And one more peek… really loving how this turned out! It’s definitely high on my list of all-time favorite projects! It took a bit of time but was well worth it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. International Art & Soul: #130 – Include a Circle
2. The Corrosive Challenges: #3 March 2022 – Anything Goes
3. Through The Craft Room Door: March 29th Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Antique Gold cardstock
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- R31, BR51, BK00, YG00
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
Accessories: 3″ Bamboo Embroidery Hoop, Hot Off The Press Chipboard Cardinal Ornament kit, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Grafix Craft Plastic, Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields Sequin Mix, Neat & Tangled Sequins, Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green Collection, GKD Gold Cording

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this ornament as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Some Bunny Loves You Easter Decor

3/20/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
4/3/22 Top 3 at International Art & Soul!

Happy Monday, everybody! Hope you had a great weekend and your weather is warming up… even just a little bit! It’s absolutely gorgeous here and I almost feel guilty for not being outdoors enjoying it! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun Easter home decor project featuring our Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape, Easter Chipboard Word Title and Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments. Spring is my second favorite season and I love everything that Easter represents!

I started by covering all three sections of the Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape with a pretty pastel plaid patterned paper and the two narrow sections of the mounting stick that are visible from the front with CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock. I always use Bearly Art precision craft glue to adhere the patterned paper to the pallet shape and run my brayer back and forth over it several times, and it sticks very nicely. I fashioned a small bow from a Really Reasonable Ribbon pink ribbon scrap and adhered it to the top with Ranger Distress Collage Medium.

Next I worked on the Easter Chipboard Word Title. I first colored it with a teal alcohol marker, and then applied Versamark (from my dirty ‘grunge’ Versamark pad) and Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, heat embossed it and let it cool down. I then applied Dare 2B Artzy Paradise ink directly from the ink cube, more Versamark (from my grunge pad) and Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, and heat embossed it a second time. I adhered the Easter word at an angle toward the top. I stamped the bunny sentiment in Catherine Pooler Midnight ink on a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, cut it with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and adhered it on 3-mm-thick adhesive tabs just under the Easter word.

I covered the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments in Colorbok Bright pink and yellow-orange cardstock, added small cottontails made from cotton balls, and adhered them to the bottom center. I removed the prongs from three colored egg brads and adhered them at the bottom with Ranger Distress Collage Medium. The final touch was adding several YNS purple glitter Gumdrops.

And one more peek… super happy with how this turned out! It’s so simple but really packs a punch… and oh, those colors! These were definitely fun products to play with!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #3-2022 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #032022 – March Anything Goes w/ optional Two By Two
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y is for Your Favorite Color Combination (Pastels!)
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #292 – Easter or Spring Sentiment
5. Classic Design Challenge: March #3 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #121 – Anything Goes Always
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge: March Challenge – Spots/Stripes or Easter
8. Critter Crazy Challenge Blog: #60 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
9. International Art & Soul: #129 – Easter Chicks or Rabbits
10. Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium DIY Egg Pallet Shape
Easter Chipboard Word Title
Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, Colorbok Bright smooth cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit stamp set
Ink: Arteza BG35 alcohol marker, Versamark, Dare 2B Artzy Paradise ink cube, Catherine Pooler Midnight ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Milwaukee heat tool, Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, cotton balls, Really Reasonable Ribbon pink ribbon scrap, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, American Crafts 3-mm-thick adhesive foam tabs, YNS purple glitter Gumdrops, Eyelet Outlet Colored Eggs Brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

O Snowy Christmas Tree

4/28/22 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi friends! A big Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you had an awesome weekend and your week has started off nicely! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #43 – Anything Christmas Goes! I’m sure you all remember that Ed and I rescue cats and kittens and our current count is 18 – 11 inside and 7 outside. That said, we haven’t put up a regular Christmas tree in a few years, and we have a small one I made with my Scan N Cut that we put up high and out of reach along with a few other decorations!

I cut all the pieces from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold cardstock. Using a fan brush, I splattered the green pieces with white acrylic paint mixed with a tiny bit of water spritzed from my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to resemble snow.

I assembled the Christmas tree, and added an Eyelet Outlet Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the star on the top. I then added Eyelet Outlet Green, Orange, Pink, Blue and Purple Pearl Bling to the tree along with a red bow.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Definitely a fun little decoration to add a bit of festive cheer to our living room even with 11 feline kids running about! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 33-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Team Challenge: March #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #121 – March Anything Goes Always

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold cardstock
Dies/Punches/Cut Files: Scan N Cut Canvas Rosette Christmas Tree cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Liquitex White Acrylic Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, bamboo skewer, Eyelet Outlet Gold Glitter Enamel Dots; Eyelet Outlet Green, Orange, Pink, Blue and Purple Pearl Bling; Darice White Pearls, Stampin’ Up Real Red ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up a Christmas project with us this time! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Alcohol Inked Phone Stand

Hey, everybody! I hope you’re having a fantastic week and staying warm! We love our chilly weather and all I can say is brrrrr… it was 7 degrees when we got up this morning! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I’ve been having lots of fun creating alcohol ink backgrounds. Well I took the alcohol ink one step further and inked this Regular Acrylic Phone Stand! OMGosh, this was fun and so easy – acrylic really takes the inks well! And, as I do with my regular alcohol ink backgrounds (usually on vellum), I pressed gold foil onto the ink when it was just about dry to get some pretty veining.

I started by removing the protective film from one side of both of the phone stand pieces. I dropped Cranberry, Poppyfield, Watermelon, Sunset orange, Honeycomb, Sandal, Peach Bellini, Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade alcohol inks onto the surface of each acrylic piece. I added more ink to different areas and when I was happy with the coverage, I set them aside to dry. When they were almost dry, I pressed gold foil onto multiple areas, leaving small bits of the foil. The veining really pops on these colors. When they were completely dry, I painted the edges of both pieces with gold acrylic paint. When that was dry, I removed the protective film from the back of both pieces and covered them with gold cardstock and assembled the stand. The finishing touch was adding red enamel dots.

Here’s a shot of the back.

And one more angled view… I absolutely love how this turned out! A project that’s both beautiful and practical!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: February #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #120 – February Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #96 – Anything Goes
5. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #1 January 2022 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Regular Acrylic Phone Stand

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks- Cranberry, Poppyfield, Watermelon, Sunset orange, Honeycomb, Sandal, Peach Bellini, Sunshine Yellow, Lemonade
Accessories: Spellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil, craft knife, Xyron 510, Liquitex gold acrylic paint, YNS Red Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

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Dangle Fringe Earrings

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! I have something really fun to share with you today… something a little out of the ordinary! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I made a super cool pair of dangle fringe earrings! I used to make jewelry on a regular basis back about ten years ago but it took a back seat to my paper crafting. I die cut two of the six pieces needed for this pair of earrings several months ago and those pieces have been sitting on my craft table all this time. So I finished them up last week and I’m glad I did because I love how they turned out! I have plans for several more pairs, so stay tuned!

Using the Taylored Expressions Designer Dangles – Fringe dies, I cut the two fringed pieces for each earring from Taylored Expressions Craft Leather – Faux Suede and the diamond shapes from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock. I used a small amount of Bearly Arts precision craft glue between each of the layers to hold everything in place and then added the sterling silver eeBeads rings and earring wires which I had in my stash. The finishing touch was adding several dots of Nuvo Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops.

And one more peek… I so love these! They are ‘me’ to a T and were super easy to make!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: February #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #120 – February Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #96 – Anything Goes
5. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #1 January 2022 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock
Dies/Punches: Taylored Expressions Designer Dangles – Fringe dies
Accessories: Big Shot, Taylored Expressions Craft Leather – Faux Suede, Bearly Art precision craft glue, eeBeads earring wires and rings, Nuvo Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this pair of cool dangle fringe earrings! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

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