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November 2010

Mix Match of Acrylics

Just You And I(resize) 

Today, I would like to share a little on how I've mix and match the acrylics element in my layout above.  In this layout, I've used Clear Scraps XL deco as the base, an acrylic deco frame and some acrylic flowers.

To bring out all the acrylic element on it, I've used various techniques to differentiate them.


I've added some layers in between the acrylic elements. This will separate them visually. I've also create some differences in design and colour on it to create a more interesting look.


I've embossed and stamped the acrylic deco frame with alcohol ink to create the metal look.

Hope you all like my take on this "mix match of acrylics" layout. Try mixing and matching some acrylics on your projects too! Have some acrylics fun!! 

Clear Scraps DT Member


Fabulous Friday GIVEAWAY!!!!!

You voted, we listened and it was really fun to see what you really was so close but

in the end only one could win so here is our next GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Just to make it more fun, we will be doing a Pennant Banner giveaway shortly as well ♥


So here is the deal. We love doing giveaways and it is to drive more people in to see our products and make you all happy. The more followers and business, the more GIVEAWAYS!

Help us by following and referring us to friends. 

#1 FOLLOW Clear Scraps 

#2 Send your friends over

For every time a friend mentions you, you get 1 more entry in the raffle.

If you are an old follower or new, no matter you are entered!

We will announce a winner next week and a NEW GIVEAWAY next week as well, so spread the crafty love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Christmas Mixable Fun~

Hey there, Pinky here with a fun wintery fresh and glitter-fied Clear Scraps Mixable album!!!!!

It's no secret I love the holidays  Christmas included and when I saw this album I knew I was going to go GLITTER crazy!


From the front page to the very end.

It is painted, dusted, sprinkled with glittery goodness.

The gift that keeps on giving!

I added some vintage lace, some matching brads (using the i-top)

and before I knew it, the album was done!

Products used:

Clear Scraps Christmas Mixable Album
 Imaginisce Christmas Cottage papers and embellishments, tulle, vintage lace, Mod Podge, glitter

I am teaching a class on how to make this album on November 13th at The Scrap Room in Mt. Juliet, TN. If you need more information, hit up my blog! :)

Thanks for looking today, I would love to see your creations.  Have a great day!


Clear Scraps Design Team

Clear n Chip *WINNER*

Remember this post from last week? HERE

The Clear N Chip Holiday Treats  GIVEAWAY?!



Well we have a WINNER!!!!!!! 

Scrappin in AK aka Heather.... You have WON,  please email [email protected] with your address so we can get this out to you next week!

Now on to the next giveaway it will indeed be a banner, so come back FRIDAY and check in for the next giveaway!!!!!!!!


In mean time if you have a project you would like features, please send it to [email protected] You never know, you might be published on the Clear Scraps Blog.

Creatively Creating With Acrylic

Good morning from headquarters! Do you remember the Halloween contest we had? Even though it is after Halloween we just had to share this adorable sign from Erin.

Think of all the holidays you could apply this too! Maybe a J for JOY on Christmas or any holiday. Clear Scraps has the perfect accent for any crafting project from home decor to scrapbooking. 


See how she ran the Clear Scraps acrylic through the Cuttlebug and misted it? Amazing! It adds the PERFECT accent piece.

This was Erin's entry for the Clear Scraps Halloween Contest and it is beautiful. Thank you everyone who entered, if you would like your project featured on Clear Scraps be sure to follow/check in and send a picture to us! Be published online by Clear Scraps. 

We love seeing your creative ideas at work. 

*Come back tomorrow for the WINNER of last week's giveaway!*

I can't believe...

that I am going to talk Christmas before Thanksgiving! You see, I won't entertain the thought of Christmas until Halloween and Thanksgiving have both come and gone. I wish the stores and commercials felt the same way...

So in honor of our latest contest I'm going to share a gingerbread banner with you that I created a while ago. This one has been on display in the Clear Scraps booth at many of the last trade shows that the company has been in attendance. Our owner Susan emailed me to say that she has received many requests that it be put on our, without further it is!

First, I have to apologize. These banners can be so difficult to photograph in their entirety because they can be so long and by the time you stand back far enough to fit the whole thing in the camera frame you have lost a lot of your close up details. So check out each piece individually and just imagine how darn cute it is hung up on your holiday mantel! ;)

Remember you can click on any picture to view the image larger.


Now here are some close ups of the individual pieces...

The house...note the little girl peeking out of the window. Hee!


I used alcohol inks on the backside of the chimney.


Propped the door open with pop dots on one side.


On both the gingerbread men and the snowflakes, I first painted the front of the acrylic shapes with Modge Podge and then covered them with glitter while it was still wet. After that had dried I sprayed then with Super Seal (I love this makes glitter stay put!)



The other gingerbread men I covered with patterned paper that I had die cut a heart out of. Using StazOn opaque white ink I then stamped a snowflake on the backside of the acrylic so that you could see it through the heart.




Clear Scraps Gingerbread Banner

Patterned Papers and Chipboard Collage Press Joyride

Stamps Papertrey Ink

Felt snowflakes...sorry I took them off of a Christmas that I received last year.

Ribbon is seam binding hand dyed by me


Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek,

Tonya Dirk Clear Scraps Design Team Member

I spy Clear Scraps!

This week we have been searching all over the internet to find amazing Clear Scraps projects to highlight and share with you. We love seeing our product in action.

We found a fantastic example on from Chris aka Icekween, she has mad acrylic skills!


Isn't this album just amazing! You can find all the pages right HERE


Chris used the Acrylic All Mixed Up Album 


and she certainly rocked it! If you are rockin' the acrylic from Clear Scraps, please do share with us, just email your project to [email protected] 

Stay tuned on Wednesday for the giveaway WINNER and great projects all week long.

Are you an acrylic master?

Do you master acrylic?

Does acrylic make you happy?

We would LOVE to see your work!

If you love acrylic then we know you love Clear Scraps and we love you too.

If you would like to have one of your amazing piece of art featured on the Clear Scraps blog email it to [email protected] then shout it out to the world that your work will be on Clear Scraps!

Please include your information as well as which Clear Scraps products you used. 

Let's see all those amazing acrylic projects you have been saving.

*Videos and photos welcomed*


While you are here check out the Idea Gallery on the Clear Scraps site!

A Funky Mobile

Today I am showing you the Funky Mobile that I created using the Clear-N-Chip Chloe Vintage Frames.  I just love the Clear N Chip lines.  They are fantastic for any crafter and I simply love the fact that you get 1 piece of Clear Acrylic and 1 piece of Chipboard. 


Products used:

Clear N Chip Chloe Vintage Frames

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Staz On Inks

Viva Gel Medium

Pastel Crayons


Vintage Glitter Glass

Sizzix Embossing Folders

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders




1 basket from Target $1 bin

Here are some close up's of a few of the frames.





A few Tips:

I embossed all my Pieces first

I filled in some of the embossed images with Viva Gel Medium (as seen in the last photo)

Use a clear adhesive such as Beacon's Zip Dry or 3 in 1 quick dry adhesive.

When applying the inks I used the Ranger Inking tool.. It works great with the distress inks as well as with Staz-on

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting.

Elisa Kammerdiener {my blog- Perpetual Stew

Clear Scraps Designer

Let's hear from the fans~

Good morning from headquarters.

We thought it would be fun today to hear  from all the acrylic fans out there, why don't you tell us which Clear Scraps Acrylic Banner is your FAVORITE!

Have you been our Clear Scraps website and seen all the amazing products? You will fall in love!

*hint* it just might influence our giveaway next week.


We have the amazing Pennant Banner


The awesome  Believe Banner


The very versatile Large Banner


The beautiful Precious Baby Banner 


The ever handy Home Sweet Home Banner


The fun FUN Birthday Banners


And last but never least....Gingerbread Banner


Please leave a comment letting us know which banner is your favorite, and you just might see it pop up next week as a GIVEAWAY! We love our fans and love giveaways too. Get your friends over to vote for their favorite! More votes means more fun.

See you tomorrow with more crafty fun.


Clear Scraps is ready for the holidays! *GIVEAWAY ALERT*

Clear Scraps is ready to make the holidays cheery and bright, are you ready for the holiday season?

Here at Clear Scraps we are busy creating and playing with our favorite acrylics. 

Speaking of holiday cheer and acrylics, how about a fun giveaway just to kick off the holidays!

In fact the entire month of November we will be doing a GIVEAWAY ever single week!!!!!!

If that doesn't get ya going cookoo for acrylic then maybe we should include December too!!!!!

This Clear and Chip Holiday Treats is sure to brighten up any holiday season, you can make it into a mini album, or use it as embellishments on your scrapbook layouts or cards, very versatile!


And BONUS it comes with 2 sheets! 1 acrylic and 1 chipboard!

Here's the deal, let's have some fun with it. In order to qualify to win...

#1 Leave a comment letting us know what your favorite part of the holiday season is, and  BE A FOLLOWER! so you can get all the fabulous updates and see all our new designs!

#2 INVITE friends! 

You will receive on entry for being a follower, and leaving a comment,

and for every friend you send we will enter you name 1 extra time in the random drawing.  

Easy peasy right? And who doesn't need more scrappy/crafty fun? 

Happy Holidays and Happy GIVEAWAYS too!


Chipboard Scallop Square Album

Sparkly Ears Mini Album(resize)  

Hello everyone! It's Irene here! Hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend! Today, I would like to share with you all this mini album that I've created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Scallop Square Album. This mini album also features pattern papers from Scrap Within Reach, Afternoon Tea collection. I've also used tons of stamps by Stamp Enjoy.

Below are some pages in this mini album.

Sparkly Ears Mini Album (Page 1 and 2)(resize) 
Sparkly Ears Mini Album (Page 7 and 8)(resize) 

I've painted all the pages in this mini album with white acrylic paint before adding pattern papers to them. You all could look for more details and pages of this mini album at my blog.

Clear Scraps DT Member


Winner of Halloween Contest

Thank you all for sending in your fabulous acrylic Halloween projects.  We've drawn a winner and it's....KC Eddy!  Thanks so much KC!       KC and her daughter made a banner out of the acrylic banner pieces and then painted the outside edges with Glow-in-the-dark paint!  Very creative girls!! 
DSCF7640Congrats again KC!


The rest of you....stay tuned for more winning on the way!