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Archive for March, 2010

Club House Kudos: CPS!

Yes, I know this is another sketch site but this one is geared specifically for you card makers out there.  I don’t do that many cards but, when I do, I sure appreciate having a great sketch to go by.  It makes life so much easier!  And the design team samples are spectacular.  Really, truly.  Check it out for yourself at Card Positioning Systems.


Question of the Day: Do you have siblings? How many? Do you get along?

What’s New in Store!

Are you ready for this?
And this?
And more?? Well, then you better run over to the Scrapbooker’s Club House store. We just received a gorgeous shipment of Basic Grey, Prima and other luscious goodies. I am practically salivating on them as we speak.
See it all here.

Club House Challenge!

This week’s challenge is to journal about a time you or someone else overcame a fear.  My example below is about how my daughter overcame her fear of public performing.  Please feel free to link us to your blog in the Comments below so we can see your wonderful creations.  :0)

Question of the Day:  Are you a techie?

Product Spotlight: Simply Enchanting (kit)

This kit is chalk full of scrappy goodness! Just feast your eyes on this:

simply enchanting kit

Design Team samples by Jennifer Cowles and Nicole Drewniak:
baby boy
home sweet home
then and now
china doll

I hope you are “enchanted” with all you can do with this kit.  You can find it here at the Scrapbooker’s Club House store.  Please note that there are limited quantities available and once a kit is sold out, it is gone forever.

Question of the Day: With Good Friday coming up, I have vegetarian meals on the brain.  What are your favorite vegetarian dishes?

Quote of the Day

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Altered Floor Tiles

By Michelle V.

 Class: Altered Floor Tiles

All products used in this project are from SBCH, except: floor tiles, house paint, wooden letters.

All products are from SBCH’s May Tinkering Around/Tinkering with Glitter kits except above, and: Fancy Pants 12×12 Pollen Dust clear Acrylic Stamp set, versafine black ink, Black Fine Slick Writer

This is an easy class that can help you make use of those extra floor tiles left over from recent (or not so recent) renovations! If you don’t have ceramic tiles, you can use canvases or sanded blocks of wood.

You will need:
Wooden letters to spell word(s) of choice (You could sub chipboard letters)
Floor tiles, small canvases or sanded wooden blocks, enough to make foundation for word(s).
Pattern paper (I used: Tinkering Ink: Perfectly Posh)
Die-cut Accent Sheet (I used same as above)
Stamps (I used Fancy Pants: 12×12 Pollen Dust acrylic stamps)
Ink (I used versafine, but any multi-surface ink would work)
Slick Writer (a regular black felt-tip pen might work, I don’t know how the ink would stand up)
Mod Podge / Scrappy Glue
Diamond Glaze
Saw-tooth picture hangers (optional)

1. Paint tiles with two coats of house paint, sanding if necessary (if your tiles are glossy, you may need to prime them, then use a more matte finish paint to provide good tooth for glue to adhere to)
2. Trace wooden letters onto pattern paper and cut out.
3. Attach paper letters to top of wooden letters with mod podge or scrappy glue, gluing edges well. Trim any excess and sand edges of paper for finished look.
4. Arrange letters on tiles. DO NOT GLUE TO TILES YET.
5. Remove die-cuts from die-cut accent sheet and trim any rough edges. Place around/behind letters.

6. (NOTE: This step and the next can be reversed if you want stamping behind your die-cuts.) Once you’re happy with the look, remove letters and glue down die-cuts with mod podge or scrappy glue, securing edges well.
7. Replace letters and, if desired, stamp images over top of die-cuts to accent.
8. Journal with Slick Writer pen. Mod Podge finished tiles to seal paper and ink.
9. Diamond Glaze back of letters and attach to tiles.
10. I chose to set the tiles on a shelf, but you can attach saw-tooth picture hangers to the back if you prefer to hang them on the wall.

Club House Kudos: Jillibean Soup!

jillibean soup

Jillibean Soup is one of the newer manufacturers out there and they are beginning to make a real splash.  Go and visit their blog for some wonderful inspiration as well as a sketch contest! Better be quick as the deadline is March 25th so go, go, go!!

Be sure to visit the JS blog here.  Some of the spring inspired creations are just stellar.

Question of the Day: If you could go back and live in another era, which would you choose?

Digital Download

Today I found some great papers courtesy of Digital Freebies.  I just love the colours and patterns.  Don’t you?  And we all know that everyone loves to get something for free.  :0)  Can’t go wrong with that–especially on a Monday.
all washed up

Get your 5 digital sheets here.

Question of the Day:  What do you do when you can’t sleep?

Quote of the Day

This one gave me chuckle:

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”   Elbert Hubbard

Question of the Day: Do you collect anything?  Besides scrappy supplies, that is!  LOL

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Chalk Pop Stamping

A quick stamping tidbit today:

If you have a versamark pad and some chalks you can create a very soft subtle effect.  Just stamp with the versamark (or clear embossing ink will also work) then using a Q-tip type applicator or chalking tool softly brush the chalk colors over the image and the chalk will stick to the ink and create a nice soft image.

Have a wonderful day!