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Sketch Contest #14!!

Wow, we had some awesome entries for our last sketch contest!!! Lets Rock the Casba and get your entry in…don’t be shy..here are the details:

We would love to see what you can create with these three card sketches.   We will choose a winner from all entries and you will win a prize from SBCH!  The winner chosen will then get to design an example from one of my sketches for one of the future blog sketch contests.  The deadline for the contest is Monday May 12th. A winner will then be chosen on Tuesday May 13th and I will post another sketch contest on Wednesday May 14th.  Scrapbooker’s Club House will continue to hold this contest biweekly. We hope you will give it a try!

When you have completed your Layout you can post it in the “blog contest” gallery or e-mail to me at noelmika@nb.sympatico.ca or Nicole at nicole@scrapbookersclubhouse.com. Please be sure to also name your entry with “Blog Contest #14” either in the title or description in the gallery. Finally, This contest will remain as a blog contest and not be announced on our forum, so make sure to stay tuned regularly and check our postings daily.

Alright gals.. I have changed it up and decided that we needed to make cards based on these three sketches..here are the sketches and awesome interpretations.

Presenting Sketch Contest #14 Designer – Tammydee!!…She really rocked the sketches with these bright and fun cards:

 

 

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SBCH Spotlight – April Guest Designer- Michelle!

Each month we will spotlight our guest designers to find out a bit about them and showcase their awesome creations along with designs created with the following months kit. I hope you will give our next Guest Designer Contest a try!  You could be the designer spotlighted on our blog next month! 

 Spotlight April Guest Designer – Michelle!

 

 I’m Michelle Vekved, a.k.a. “michelle.”  I live in Slave Lake, AB with my husband and two little girls, all of whom give me lots to scrap about!  Some of the things I love to work with are ink, glitter and bling, chipboard and transparencies.  My favourite techniques are inking the edges of stuff (I know, how original) and experimenting with Twinkling H2O’s, alcohol inks and distress inks.  My current scrap goals are to clean up and maintain my scrap space and use up a large portion of my stash as it is growing too big for my shelving units and I don’t scrap nearly often enough to justify all that I buy!  This is my second stint as a design team member, first as a guest DT, and I have to say, I LOVE it here!  All the gals are super nice and fun, and Nicole is an awesome “boss”!  She and a few of the girls from the forum are more or less how I got hooked in scrapbooking.  I showed up at a crop and it bloomed from there.  Now I’m addicted, but don’t try to send me to rehab, I’ll say “No, No, NO!”

 Here are some of Michelle’s favorite creations:

 

Thank you Michelle for being our guest designer for April!!

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration!

Yahooo! There’s gona be a party!

Scrapbooker’s Club House invites you to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with us!

 

The Design Team has a WHOLE WEEKEND of fun challenges planned May 3-4, 2008. Come join in the fun; you’ll discover a friendly place where you want to hang out!

 

Our theme for the weekend will be “Scrapbooking Trends” and is sure to inspire you in the creation of some SMASHING layouts! There will also be a fantastic prize draw to cap things off!

 

Grab a friend and come on over to the Club House! We’re waiting to welcome you!

 

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June Guest Design Team Member Contest!

We have a brand new contest at the Club House! We’re looking for a Guest Design Team Member for the month of June.  Come check it out! We can’t wait to see all the entries. You have until May 23 to enter, so hop to it!  http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7837 

Winner…Sketch Contest #13 is….

Trina!!   for this awesome interpretation of the sketch!

 

Congratulations Trina! 

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s new sketch contest featuring another sketch and an awesome interpretation from another awesome designer..you don’t want to miss this one!

SBCH Spotlight – Design Team Member- Heather!

Each month Scrapbooker’s Club House will Spotlight one of our awesome Design Team Members. They will share a bit about how they started this wonderful hobby we call scrapbooking and share their favorite techniques! Enjoy!

Our SBCH Spotlight – Design Team Member – Heather!

       

 Hi.  I’m Heather Hopkins.  I’m in love with my hubby of 20+ years, Rick, my twin 13 yr old boys, Duncan and Daniel, and my little girl Breanna, who’s 9.  Also a big part of our family is our lab/husky cross, Tikanii.  We all live in Northern BC where the winters are way too long and the summers far too short but the country is spectacular whatever time of year it is. 

I’ve been scrapbooking for about ten years now.  My Mum got me started when a friend of hers became a CM consultant.  I love to scrapbook.  I just do! There’s nothing more satisfying then having a page come together.  And then enjoying that page over and over again… and watching my children relive and enjoy the memories.  Love it!  I truly do. I enjoy the creative aspect of putting my memories down on a page with patterns and colours and all kinds of embellishments and journaling our stories.

I feel so lucky to have discovered this hobby.  It has truly become a passion for me.

When I’m not scrapbooking I enjoy reading, coffee and chit chat with my girlfriends, and taking care of my family. 

 Here are some of Heather’s awesome layouts:

 If you want to see more of Heather’s work, make sure to come and see her Design Team Gallery!

        

“Technique Tibit Thursday” – Glimmer Mist!

Alrighty ladies!  Are you ready for some awesome techniques which will be available to you every Thursday?  Well look no further, because we will have a new technique shown every Thursday right here on the Scrapbooker’s Club House Blog!  Each Design Team member will give us a how to on different techniques.  How cool is that?

Our first technique is a “How to on Glimmer Mist”.  The Designer showing us examples and instruction on this technique is Scrapbooker’s Club House Designer – Mara!

Glimmer Mist How To:

Glimmer mist is a fun product to add some glimmer and shine to your layouts and projects. It’s made by Tattered Angels and comes in a huge variety of colors. I’m going to show you a few techniques to get started with this fun product.

With Chipboard

My first technique is using glimmer mist with chipboard. Since chipboard is porous, the glimmer mist soaks in well and is a great addition to your chipboard. First off, shake the bottle well!!! Even after you’ve just put the bottle down…shake it well! Otherwise you end up spraying your project with colored water, not glimmer! Lay down a piece of wax paper, as glimmer mist is water based. The glimmer mist will pool up on the wax paper and you can use it over and over again. For this example, I’m using Jazz Blue and Candy Apply Red colors. Place your chipboard on the waxed paper

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Spray the chipboard with the glimmer mist, don’t be afraid to use it!

Let your chipboard dry a bit, you can use a heat gun to speed up drying time. Add as many layers of glimmer mist as you like, more glimmer mist will give a more intense shine and color. You can now use this on your layout. 

If you want to create a mottled or swirl on your chipboard with another color, spray the 2nd color on the waxed paper. Smash your original chipboard in the glimmer mist on the wax paper

This gives a fun combination of color on your chipboard.

Now use the chipboard on your layout.

With Paper

Using glimmer mist with paper is also a great way to give your project a shine. Avoid using thin patterned paper or cardstock, as the glimmer mist can warp the paper a bit. For this technique, I’m using a brayer and a heat gun. Place your cardstock paper on waxed paper. Spray generously with glimmer mist. Use the brayer to spread the glimmer mist over the paper .

 

Dry with the heat gun.

Again, you can add as many layers of glimmer mist as you want before achieving the desired look on your paper.

 

I used this piece of cardstock as a layer for a princess card, give it a bit of bling!

I’ve used glimmer mist on blank shipping tags using the same mist + brayer + heat gun technique. I then used a plastic stencil and acrylic paint to create a flower on my tags. This could be used on a layout, as gift tags, or a cool mini album!

   

Other Examples

Glimmer mist on paper mache box:

 

Glimmer mist with a slide mount:

    

 I hope you enjoyed this weeks “Technique Tidbit Thursday Tips”…Please join us every Thursday for more awesome techniques!