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September 2009

Clear Scraps at Creative Escape!

It's been a few weeks since Creative Escape in Arizona but I wanted to share the class Heather Bailey taught with Clear Scraps Chipboard!  It was an adorable circle album with a beautiful bird's nest on the cover:


I almost finished the entire project in the class, but of course had to "tweek" it a little when I got home.  Designing for Clear Scraps, I LOVE working with their acrylic products so I had to add a little acrylic to my finished album.  Can you see it on the cover??  Look closely...


On the bottom right side of the flower "nest", I took a small acrylic flower, cut it in half and with my heat embossing tool,  "curled up" the edges of the flower to give it some dimension!  Then I added some doodling with a pain pen and tucked it into the other flowers!  I then added some Ranger Pearl Paint to the other flowers to give a more uniform look.


On this page, I used the same acrylic flower, but left it whole and stamped on it "Love is for the birds" and then used another paint pen to add some fun dots around the edges.


Here you can see a tiny acrylic flower that I did the same effect on with the paint pen but also added a giant pink jewel for some more "girly" FUN!


 On the top page here, I used a left over button from one of the chip-n-clear sets and added some coordinating paper to the BACKSIDE of the acrylic shape so that the acrylic is highlighted and then laced some ribbon through it and added some Ranger Paint Dauber in Pearl.  In fact you'll see I used the paint dauber on the edges of the entire album to give it a more "shabby chic" style.


On this last page, I took one of the ATC acrylic pieces and added some more dots with the paint pen and also stamped the flourish on it with Stayz On ink.  Then I added a flower transparency on the back side (from My Minds Eye) and a flower on the front (from Prima) with a jewel in the center!

This was a FUN album to create and the colors of Heather Bailey's papers were just beautiful!  Susan and I took a picture with Heather at the end of the class and chatted with her for a little bit:


We had a GREAT time at Creative Escape and took some other great classes as well!  Here's a little re-cap of our time in Arizona:


Our wonderful helpers through the entire time, they treated us like V.I.P!  Thanks Joyce and Carol!  They worked sooo hard all weekend long!


I think we ALL know who this is!!  Heidi was so nice and had a beauitful project for her class!


And let me think...who was this guy???  lol... TIM HOLTZ!!!  His class ROCKED and he was such a great teacher!!  I have to show you his class project:


It was a mini suitcase with a mini album to go inside!! 


Here's Susan and I at the last nights events!  It was a wonderful dinner and program with a very inspirational speaker as well.


Me and Mr. Bazzill!  He really put on a great event and now I know why so many ladies want to come to Creative Escape each year!! 


Here's the giant screen with all the sponsors listed!  Check out the huge CLEAR SCRAPS logo!  And can you see all those prizes??  There was a TON of prizes they handed out that night!

So that's my little re-cap of Creative Escape!  Hope you liked the Clear Scraps project and my interpretation of it!

Next week I'll show you how to make a pumpkin with one of the XL shapes!


Laura McCollough

Clear Scraps 12x12 sheets

I have been working with the Clear Scraps 12x12 sheets a lot lately and I just love cutting them down to different sizes to use as cards or embellishments. Here are two simple cards using the 12x12 acrylic sheets.

I used my Purple Cows trimmer to cut the acrylic down and to get my wave edge.

Hello card

Products used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet
Hambly Overlays
My little shoe box mini alpha stickers
MME Gems

Here I also used my Purple Cows trimmer to cut a 2.5x1.5 piece of acrylic to stamp on and use as an embellishment. 

Happy Halloween

Products used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic cut down to 2.5x1.5 rectangle
Bazzill Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket pattern paper, rub-ons and stamps
Staz-On Black ink
Vintage ribbon
MME Gems
Making Memories brads

Elisa Kammerdiener
Clear Scraps Designer

Fun Stamping on Acrylic

Recently, I've been playing with lots of stamping and I've created this fun and easy piece that could be used to decorate your space.

Altered Bird (Resize) 

I just love this set of stamps and it's just perfect to display it this way. I've simply ink the back of this acrylic bird with alcohol ink and stamp the images using black solvent ink on the front. I've also used some Copic markers to add more colours to the stamped images. To finish it, simply just add some embellishment and glitter glue to it. Try it!

Clear Scraps DT member

Scrapperlicious Blog

Snowflake Mini Keychain Album


Have you seen the new snowflake minis by Clear Scraps? Love 'em! There's a larger version of the snowflake, too, but I created this little album with the mini.

Album Instructions:

This album is super simple to do! Here are the steps:

  • Crochet a small snowflake.
  • Clip the snowflake onto the album as shown in the photo.
  • Draw an outline around each of the album pages. (I used a Zig Painty Pen, but you could also use a Copic marker or other permanent marker for this.)
  • Add ribbon. I used a mix of Korker ribbon and straight ribbon, but use whatever ribbons you like.
  • Add your photos.
  • Enjoy!

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Posted by: Amy Solovay