My Favorite Recipes

Hey, everybody! Well, it’s Thursday so that means we’ve surpassed another Hump Day and are on the downslide to the weekend! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I used the Slimline Acrylic Tab Album to create a mini collection of my favorite recipes – two each of Dessert, Meat, Veggie, Side and Soup/Stew. I have to say that the hardest part was picking out the few recipes that would fit in this album because I have a bunch of favorites lol!

I printed the recipes on 32# copy paper, and printed the 2″ square finished recipe images on glossy photo paper and cut them with a square die. I covered all the album pages with patterned papers from The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12 x 12 paper pad after removing the protective film on both sides of each tabbed page. I inked the edges of each page with walnut stain distress ink and then roughed them up with the Large Sanding Stick for an old worn-out vintage feel.

I stamped the page contents on each tab in brown ink using my stamp press, adhered the recipes to each page, and affixed foiled photo corners on the corners of each photo. I embellished the front and back covers and all the pages with Carta Bella and Echo Park patterned paper strips and stickers. I also used thick alphabet letters for the word ‘Recipes’ on the front cover, put the album together with binding rings, and added ribbon scraps to each ring to complete the album.

Here are close-up shots. Really loving how this turned out! Such a fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Classic Design Challenge: January 2022-#1 – Anything Goes
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
3. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #543 – 2 or More Patterned Papers
4. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #148 – Use Ribbon, Raffia or Twine
5. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Slimline Acrylic Tab Album
Large Sanding Stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Carta Bella Country Kitchen Collection Kit, Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Collection Kit, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12 x 12 paper pad, HP 8.5 x 11 glossy photo paper, HP 32# copy paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Catherine Poole Icing on the Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Squares Small die, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tape Runner Retractable Adhesive, Fiskars stamp press, Project Life Golden Photo Corner, Amy Tangerine die cut heart, Eyelet Outlet Pink Enamel Heart, American Crafts Newsprint Thickers alphabet letters, 7 Gypsies Binding Rings, Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon scraps, Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte

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,

I Heart Summer accordion album

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday – hope you had a great weekend and your week ahead will be fabulous! We have something awesome to look forward to – our new internet service provider will be installing a little later this morning and we’ll finally have faster internet! Woo-hoo! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a very colorful Summer accordion album featuring our Blank Wood Card as the cover. This was a lot of fun!

I painted the cover with green chalk paint and lightly sanded vertically and horizontally on it to create a very subtle cross-hatch design. I used some awesome patterned papers, ribbon, and tons of embellishments, die cuts, and elements throughout. Most of the pages contain flat photo/journaling areas but I did create one pocket with a pull-out card on the last page.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: January 2022 #1 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz: #578 – Anything Goes w/ optional Checks or Plaids (no twist)
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #149 – Anything Goes + Something New (more new patterned paper :)
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #174 – Anything Goes
8. Lil Red Wagon: #636 – Pick Patterned Paper
9. River of Creativity: #9 – Anything Goes
10. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #148 – Use Ribbon, Raffia or Twine
11. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
12. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #01-January 2022 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stamp Anniething Summer Tropics 6×6 double-sided papers
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals and Dotted Rectangles; Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals; Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers and Stitched Heart Layers; CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tim Holtz 8.5″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Eyelet Outlet Enamel Arrows, Clear Bling Strip, Sunglasses Brads, Flip Flop Brads, Sun/Cloud Brads and Beach Umbrella Brads; Creative Memories Part Time Collection Enamel Dots, Fantastico Collection Enamel Hearts, Carta Bella Summer Sticker Sheets, Simple Stories Sunkissed Collection Elements, Hemptique red crafting cord, Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin Swiss Dots, Folkart Spanish Moss chalk paint, Scrapbook Adhesives thin 3-D Foam Squares

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,

Old Friends

1/9/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hey, everybody! Is it me, or is this first week of January just a blur?! It’s been busy, that’s for sure! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I focused on some old middle/high school friends when I created today’s inspiration project featuring the Friends XL Wood Frame. This piece is huge and wonderful! It was definitely a fun project – from picking out the three photos I wanted to use, to the actual creation with pretty papers and flowers and the assembly! Brought back so many memories! And I’m not insinuating that any of us are old… just friends from a long time ago! ;)

I covered each letter with a different patterned paper and the frames with a different color of cardstock, heavily inked the edges, and then added paper flowers and die cut greenery, and a couple bamboo cord bows. I added a few gemstones to complete the frame.

Now for the old photos… middle school friends in the photo on the left (I’m second from the left).

35th high school reunion eleven years ago in the middle photo (hubby and I are on the left seated at the table).

A long-time friend since middle school with me in the photo on the right (I’m on the right) taken about ten years ago. The cool thing is I’m still in touch with every one of these friends! Sorry about the weird shadows on the photos cast from the acetate used to keep the photos clean and dust-free. I took many photos and these were the best ones. :\

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202201 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022 – January Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #012022 – January Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #2022-1 – January Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
6. Creative Inspirations: January Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #173 – Anything Goes
9. River of Creativity: #9 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Friends XL Wood Frame

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: P13 Always and Forever 6×8 designer paper pack, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and Brown Bag Kraft paper
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits (greenery)
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Grafix Craft Plastic, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Martha Stewart gemstones, Hemptique bamboo crafting cord

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,

Christmas Mini Album

Hey, everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week and it’s not too cold where you are! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas – it’s so hard to believe that it has come and gone! We had an absolutely beautiful Christmas and the real truth is that it’ll be here again before we know it! I have one last Christmas project for the year to share featuring our Chipboard Tag Album that has plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories. You’ll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!

I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating ephemera and stickers. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags as well as folders that open outward and upward… lots of open space for photos and journaling! This was a super fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Place To Start: #12 – Anything Goes w/ optional Blue Christmas (no twist)
2. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #118 – December Anything Goes
3. Creative Inspirations: December challenge – Christmas Time
4. Creative Moments: #229 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #172: Anything Goes
7. My Time To Craft Christmas: #25 – Anything But A Card
8. River of Creativity: #8 – Celebrate (Christmas)

9. The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge: Christmas
10. The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge: Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock, Carta Bella Christmas Collection Kit
Ink: Ingvild Bolme Knotted Wood chalk ink edger
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Ranger distress collage medium, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Buckle, Hemptique bamboo crafting cord, Stampin’ Up dotted red skinny washi tape, Prairie Bird Boutique red wrinkled ribbon, Canvas Corp red binding ring, Darice iridescent gemstones

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,

Vintage Christmas Shadowbox

12/21/21 Featured Project at Little Red Wagon!
12/27/21 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges!
12/28/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
1/2/22 Winner at 613 Avenue Create!
1/4/22 Top Pick at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges!
1/13/22 Shoutout at River of Creativity!
1/14/22 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge!

Hey, everybody! Welcome to another Monday closer to Christmas… it’s almost here! I hope you have all your Christmas crafting done or at least close to being done! I’m stoked to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a shadowbox from our Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame, and I can’t tell you how much fun this was! I added several strips of double-sided adhesive foam tape between each of the chipboard layers so the compartments were deep enough to accommodate the vintage Christmas elements. I bought all of these fun vintage items (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake) several years ago along with a different kind of shadowbox, and the shadowbox turned out to be too small, so everything just sat in my stash… until now!


Using one of the chipboard layers as a template, I adhered different colors and patterns of vintage Christmas paper, a couple vintage photos and a piece of ephemera to the chipboard back, to be seen through the apertures from each compartment. I then separated the compartments by adding several strips of foam tape down and across the interior sections and around the outside edges, added a chipboard layer, and then added several more foam tape strips to the interior sections and around the outside edges. I repeated the process with the second chipboard layer and more foam tape strips.

I adhered strips of gray cardstock around the inside perimeter of each compartment for a clean finished look, and then adhered the vintage Christmas elements into the compartments with a hot glue gun, adding sequins and seed beads to the two compartments containing the vintage photos. I adhered the acrylic divider to the front after removing the protective film from the underside, and then turned my attention to the third chipboard layer.

I cut a frame for each aperture on the third chipboard layer so that about 1/8″ of gray cardstock shows around the opening and adhered them to the back side of the chipboard layer, and then adhered it to the front after removing the protective film from the front side of the acrylic divider. I adhered strips of gray cardstock with gray enamel dots around the outside edge to conceal the foam tape strips, chipboard layers and acrylic divider. To finish the shadowbox, I adhered a rosette to the front that I die cut from patterned paper and embellished with die cut numbers. Here are close-ups of each compartment:

And one more peek… I’m absolutely in love with this project! SO happy with how it turned out! These printer tray frames are so versatile and the sky is the limit with what you can create with them! <3


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional Any Holiday
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #118 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #178 – Anything Goes + Vintage Feel
7. Little Red Wagon: #632 – Do They Know It’s Christmas
8. River of Creativity: #8 – Celebrate (Christmas)

9. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #207 – Christmas/Winter
10. Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #147 – Vintage Christmas/Vintage Event
11. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: End of Year Anything Goes Challenge
12. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Small Rectangle Printer Tray Frame

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection paper pad
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits, Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosette strip die
Accessories:  Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Paper Trimmer, Scotch 3M foam tape, Bearly Art precision craft glue, vintage Christmas items from stash (wreath, mistletoe, wood ski and pole, Christmas lights, scarf and hat, shovel, and snowflake), Tim Holtz Festive Ephemera Pack, GKD gold cord, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Sequins, Eyelet Outlet Gray Enamel Dots, Neat & Tangled Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads, hot glue gun

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,

She Sells Seashells

12/12/21 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hey, everybody! So hard to believe that we’re a little over a week into December already! This year has literally flown by and it won’t be too much longer before the jolly round man will make his appearance! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Even though we’re almost officially into Winter, I’m squeezing in one more Summer-themed project! This home decor piece features our Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape embellished with our Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments along with a few other supplies! Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed creating this! ;)

I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape with Glacier chalk paint. Then I moved on to the Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments and Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments, and painted them with Prominent Pink, Tuscan Red and Oatmeal chalk paint, all mixed separately with Farmhouse White Ash paint to get the desired colors for the individual shells. Then I adhered various shades of pink cardstock behind the shells and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink. I die cut the twisted rope background and adhered it at an angle to the heart pallet. I attached the shells, one by one, to the heart pallet and then added three pieces of sea glass (not sure if it’s real or faux but it works!) that I inked with tumbled glass distress ink. I die cut the letters needed for the sentiment, adhered them in the upper left corner, and then added dark blue gemstones to finish the piece.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out and I can’t wait to share it! I absolutely LOVE it when a project turns out exactly the way I envisioned it! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Any Holiday (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Blue Christmas (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz: #576 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Christmas Celebrations (no twist)
6. Creative Moments: #228 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #171 – Anything Goes
8. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #279 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Heart DIY Pallet Shape
Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments
Fan Shells Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft Paper, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Soft Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
Dies/Punches: Tutti Designs Twisted Rope Background die, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Farmhouse white Ash paint; Folkart Chalk Paint- Prominent Pink, Tuscan Red, Oatmeal and Glacier; sea glass, hot glue gun, Eyelet Outlet Dark Blue Jewel Bling

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,
lesliesig

USA proud!

Hey, everybody! A big ol’ Happy Friday to you all! If you’re in the States, then you celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, and I hope you had a wonderful day! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I thought I’d take a break from the Autumn/Fall and Christmas projects, and share something a little different. This July 4th card features our USA Chipboard Embellishment. I love all things Americana and this chipboard embellishment was just the ticket for a super easy Independence Day card! 

I cut a standard size A2 side-folding card base from ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from patterned paper, and rounded the bottom right corner. I adhered the patterned paper and a trimmed piece of patriotic ephemera to the left side, and added a piece of skinny red washi tape at the seam. I adhered medium blue and red cardstock to the back of the USA Chipboard Embellishment and then ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edge. I adhered the chipboard to the card front along with scrabble tiles from my ephemera stash to complete the front.

I cut the inside panel from ivory cardstock and embellished it with the patterned paper used on the front and a piece of skinny red washi tape. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… really loving how this turned out! This USA Chipboard Embellishment is ah-maaazing!

Clear Scraps products used:
USA Chipboard Embellishment

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red and Basis Medium Blue cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, Polly’s Paper Studio Patriotic Creativity Kit
Stamps: Hero Arts Year Round Messages stamp set
Ink: Arteza BK00 alcohol marker, Memento Paris Dusk ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Me & My Big Ideas skinny red washi tape

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,
lesliesig

Do I really need more shoes?!

Hey, everybody! Well, another weekend has come and gone, and here we are facing Monday again! But that’s okay as far as I’m concerned… a crafty day is a good day, and it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Those who know me know that I am passionate about two things: (1) fun folds and (2) shoes! ;) Well, actually three things: (1) cats (we rescue), (2) fun folds and (3) shoes! When I married my kids’ dad many moons ago, I had nearly 60 pairs and he just couldn’t understand it, lol! I don’t have nearly that many now but I still reminisce about the good ol’ days when I had a pair in every color imaginable to coordinate with every outfit. So out came the Acrylic Tag Album to document those memories! This was a fun project!

I cut different colors and patterns of paper for every page, hand-cut in a whimsical fashion, leaving just a tad bit of the clear acrylic showing on all edges. I die cut labels and stitched ovals for each page and layered the white stitched ovals on the label die cuts. I stamped different shoes (including boots and flip flops) with sentiments on the ovals and colored them with alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned paper on that page. I created hole reinforcements with two circle punches and tied the pages together with purple wrinkled ribbon embellished with a shoe charm from my stash. I added tiny iridescent gemstones to each page to finish the album.

One more look… so loving how this turned out! Great selection of shoes, boots and flip flops – had to cover all bases, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #11 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Thanks/Thankfulness
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: November/December – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (having lots of shoes back in the day!)
4. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November – Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #158 – Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2146 – Anything Goes
8. QKR Stampede: #432 – Anything Goes
9. The Creative Crafters: #46 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Tag Album

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple, Basis Magenta, Basis Gold, Basis Teal, Basis Blue, Basis Green, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad
Stamps: STAMPlorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set, Paper Pretties Sassy Shoes stamp set, Great Impressions Hanging Flip Flops and Right Flip Flop rubber stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Versamark Dazzle; Arteza alcohol markers- YG25, G36/38, B17, BR68, Y03/22/25/33, YR00, R21, BG23/29
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled purple ribbon, shoe charm and rings from stash, Stampin’ Up Mini Dimensionals, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Trinity Pick-Up Stick

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,
lesliesig

the GOOD life

11/30/21 November Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hey, everybody! It’s Friday and I hope you have something fun – and safe – planned for this weekend! You know where I’ll be… I can’t be any safer than I am in my studio, lol! ;) I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a retro home decor piece featuring the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape decorated with paint, the 12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil and markers, along with a Mini Shaker Retro TV with Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti as the shaker filler! This was beyond fun and brought back so many memories! I distinctly remember the groovy green and orange color palette so many people had in their homes (and clothing) in the 70s! Yep, those were the good ol’ days!

I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape a super pale green by mixing Adirondack White with a tiny bit of Spanish Moss chalk paint. When that was dry, I laid the 12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil on the pallet and pounced Spanish Moss chalk paint all over it with a dauber. The paint ended up sparse and spotty in some areas and thicker in other areas but I left it that way to add to the retro/vintage feel. Once dry, I outlined all the stenciled areas with a dark green alcohol marker for contrast and interest.

Next, I painted the front chip form of the Mini Shaker Retro TV with Liquitex Yellow Oxide mixed with Cadmium Orange acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edges and the TV screen cut-out and set it aside. I also ran the black marker around the outside edges of the rest of the chip forms so they’d all be uniform. I adhered a piece of orange patterned paper to the inside of the chip back and then adhered the next two chip forms to it. I added the shaker filler consisting of green and orange pieces of Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti, added the acrylic divider, and then adhered the painted front chip form to close it up. I cut a rabbit ears antenna from metallic silver foil cardstock and adhered it to the TV. I adhered the TV to the bottom front of the pallet and added retro thrift shop word stickers to complete the piece.

And one more look… I couldn’t be more happy with how this turned out! All of the absolutely awesome Clear Scraps products made this project come to life! I LOVE it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #11 November – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (teenage years!)
3. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #136 – Anything But A Card
5. Through The Purple Haze: #186 – Anything Goes with optional For Him

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape
12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil
Mini Shaker Retro TV
Sprinkles Groovy Flowers
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Polly’s Paper Studio orange patterned paper, Hygloss Metallic Silver Foil cardstock
Ink: Copic alcohol marker- 100 Black; Arteza alcohol marker- YG10 Jasper Green
Accessories: Folkart Adirondack White and Spanish Moss chalk paint, Liquitex Yellow Oxide and Cadmium Orange acrylic paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Word Stickers

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,
lesliesig

The best things in life are Rescued

Hey, everybody! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and you’re not working too hard! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I had some 3-D Frameables fun with the Deco Frame and Meow-Cat Word n Shape and used a B&W + Red color combo which is one of my favorites! The 3-D Frameables are new in the store – you pick your frame and then you choose your theme. There are two base pieces (which attach to each other) which have long slots that the frame, word and shape fit into. This project is really close to my heart because my husband and I are ‘crazy cat people’ and we rescue. We have ten indoor fur babies with a catio and nine more outside (feral and semi-feral) with another catio in our fenced back yard!

I started by painting the smaller oval base, cat and frame with black chalk paint; the larger oval base with white chalk paint; and the Meow word with red chalk paint. I used four coordinating black and white patterned papers to cover the two oval bases, the cat and the front of the frame, and inked the edges of all the pieces with black soot distress ink.

I added small black enamel dots to the cat for her eyes and tied a red and white gingham ribbon around her neck with a tiny red bell. I designed the sentiment on my laptop and printed it on red wood-look patterned paper, trimmed it, and sandwiched it between the frame pieces. Finally, I added glitter enamel dots to the corners of the frame to complete the project.

Here are couple more shots from different angles. I’m really loving how this turned out! These 3-D Frameables are so much fun, and the sky is the limit with regard to interchangeable frames, shapes and words!

Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Frame
Meow-Cat Word n Shape

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Plaid, Diagonal Stripe, Black Mini Dots and Reverse Mini Dots patterned paper; Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Ink: Ranger black soot distress ink
Accessories: Folkart Rich Black, Adirondack White and Tuscan Red chalk paint; Bearly Art precision craft glue, brayer, Eyelet Outlet Black Enamel Dots and Black Glitter Enamel Dots, Studios Blackbird 1/4″ red and white gingham ribbon, Stampin’ Up Mini Jingle Bell

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,
lesliesig

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