Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Busy February

I've been busy with Club Scrap's PSL contests. For the first competitive week (week 2), both of my teams won first place - 15% discount and a project. We've just started the third week on Monday.
The "empty" layout above is from the January "Gimme a Ring" Club Scrap Jr. kit. I assembly line scrapbooked the layout, adhering the photo mats with temporary adhesive. I usually use temporary adhesive until I know what photos I am using. The layout to the right has photos added (obviously!) I changed very little - removing one photo mat and moving one over. This is the beauty and simplicity of the assembly line system. I have my layouts pre-made and then, after I take out photos, I match the photos to the appropriate layouts.
Not only have I been busy with the Pro Scrapbooking League, I attended a House Crop in Danville with some of the ladies in my West Coast Scrap group. It's always a good time, with everyone contributing some form of food and drink for the 12 hour day. Several participated in an FFC workshop. We made the Paper Bag stitched book. It's very cute and, I hope to decorate mine and post photos.
I've also been working on cards for PSL. I'll be posting a few of my favorites in the coming days. Now, I'm off to bed!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stencils as Masks

I've been finishing up swap cards for an ATC swap I'm in. It calls for the use of masks, so I decided to use once of Club Scraps stencils (a favorite!) to make a mask and color the background.

I placed my stencil, a starburst design from the "Sparkle" kit, on a sheet of white glossy cardstock and rubbed Microglaze from Judikins in the open areas. I then repeated it all over the cardstock. The Microglaze will leave a raised design in the shape of the stencil. I sprayed the cardstock with a combination of Glimmer Mists. After the paint had dried, I scraped off the Microglaze - leaving the white starburst pattern. The first photo above is for the ATC swap. I had some backgrounds left over so I made the "Smile" card using Club Stamp's Retro stamps and "Simply Beautiful" cardstock.
I'll be posting the card in the Club Scrap Pro Scrapbooking League Galleria for my cardmaking team.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Club Scrap PSL

I have been busy cleaning and reorganizing my art room. It seems to be a never ending project. I'm also trying to get more organized with my Club Scrap kits and Crafter materials. So...I've also been busy "assembly-line scrap booking" my monthly kits so that I'll just need to add photos and embellishments.

Assembly Line Scrapbooking is Club Scrap's copywrited program that offers instructions for cutting cardstock and creating layouts that will just need photos and embellishments. At first, I did resist - I always made my pages from "scratch" picking out colors and photos together. It would take me hours to do a 2 page layout. Then I tried ALSB, and found I could get more done and much quicker without losing my special touches. It really works! I'll be showing many of these over the next few weeks due to PSL.

What is PSL? It's " the utilization of Club Scrap's® own Assembly Line Scrapbooking™ and Cardmaking this league makes scrapbooking a sport by creating teams for camaraderie, and presenting weekly crafting challenges for productivity..." I'll be competing as a scrapping Lion and a card making Gazelle. Above are the first of my creations for this event!
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