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Archive for September, 2010

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Glimmer Mist Masking

By Allyson B. Meyer

Hey everyone!

I hope you enjoy this online class. This is a super-fun, easy technique that yields great results. I wish this had photographed a bit better…the tiny, glittery details are a bit hard to capture.

I’m going to teach you this technique by creating a card, but you can use this with layouts and other projects, too.

All of the supplies I used are from Scrapbooker’s Club House! You’ll need: cardstock, glimmer mist, chipboard shapes, and embellishments of your choice.

Start with a blank card cut from cardstock:

Arrange chipboard shapes on cardstock. Do not adhere.

Spray glimmer mist over chipboard shapes and card.

Let dry completely. Lift chipboard shapes off and set aside.

You now have a beautiful, metallic card background with a unique design showing where you placed your chipboard shapes.

(The photos make this look a bit more “blotchy” than it is in real life, which is metallicy goodness!

Embellish your card as desired:

As a fun bonus, your chipboard shapes will now be all glittery:

Feel free to use them on another project. Watch for my layout at the end of the month featuring these pieces!

I hope you enjoyed this fun & easy technique!


Challenge! And a prize too!!

I’d like to propose a challenge!  Yes, I would.  Up for grabs is a prize pack from Scrapbooker’s Club House.  All you have to do is create a layout about the little things that make you unique/your quirks.  It could be one thing like how you hate it when the cupboard doors are left open or how you eat the same meal every Sunday night.  It’s up to you.  Like us to your blog  in the Comments section below to show us your entry. 

Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 28th.

Have fun!  I can’t wait to see your entries!

We Interrupt This Program…

Just a brief post to let you know the site has had some technical difficulties over the weekend.  While shopping, some of you may have come up with an error message, but fear not.  Hitting “refresh” on your computer or using the Back button seems to be a temporary fix and you can continue shopping.  Tech support is working to get this cleared for us asap.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!


RUN over to Scrapbooker’s Club House for our birthday sale!  Great markdowns on 100’s on items and it’s this weekend only!!

Scrapbooker’s Club House Store

Quote of the Day

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~Irish Blessing

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Stamping Tips

Use “Post-Its” for masking. They are sticky and thin so they work perfectly for masking…

Store your dye ink pads upside down to keep the ink at the surface of the pad. Its also easier to stamp with them that way. Just grab the bottom of the pad, pat on overturned stamp and place back on the cover which is upside down on your work space. This is easier because you can do it with one hand…

If you store your stamps in drawers, make sure that you do not stack them more than 2 inches high.  Stacking them higher than this squishes the rubber on them and is not good for the stamp…

When picking a art stamp, you can choose one with a design cut evenly and deeply into the rubber. These will produce a sharper more detailed image.

Club House Kudos: CD Muckosky

If you like a little out of the ordinary, check out CD’s blog.  She gained a bit of fame a couple years back for winning a scrapper of the year contest for a major scrapbooking magazine.  Anyway, I really enjoy her style and I hope you will too.  I included a pic of her altered canvas above (she shares how she created it as well on her blog) that I think is really cool.  Enjoy!