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November 2011

Let It Snow!

There is only one time of the year when I wish that I didn't live in Oregon. Well, okay maybe numerous times. That time is when it is gray and rainy and cold many days in a row...common in Oregon. It's cold and miserable and wet. Unfortunately it just isn't cold enough to snow, but once in a great while. I LOVE snow, so I dream about it a lot! What do I do instead...create snowy things! 

Today I have a banner for you. I started with the Clear Scraps Snowflake album, I used just three of the snowflakes. Lots of Scor Tape and Glitter on this lovely! It's so sparkly and shiny! 




So wintery and festive huh?! Maybe if I look at this every now and then I'll feel like I am in a wintery wonderland!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tonya Dirk Clear Scraps Design Team

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Add in an acrylic flower

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Today, I would like to share a layout which I've created using some Clear Scraps acrylic flower pieces with you all. I've used them with the beautiful papers by Bo Bunny.

Here's a close-up on it.


Here's how I've created these flowers.

1) Use an embossing machine and an embossing folder to emboss some images on the acrylic flower. (I've used Sizzix Big Shot)

2) Ink the embossed surfaces with white solvent ink. (ie. Tsukineko Staz On)

3) Use a heating tool and heat the acrylic flower to make it soft enough to change its shape using your hand. (Tip: Be careful as it might be a little hot)

4) When the flower is cool and the shape is set, outline it with some Stickles. Cut out some flowers from pattern papers and use them to layer on top of it or as flower centers.

This is a fast and simple technique. It's so fun and you can mold your acrylic flower pieces into any shape you want. Try it!

Supplies: Clear Scraps acrylic flowers; Cardstock and Pattern Papers: Bo Bunny; Inks: Ranger Ink, Tsukineko; Others: Glue Arts adhesives.


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Little Princess....

Happy Monday  everyone! It's always hard to be back in the grind after a 4 day weekend, I just want to go curl back in my warm bed :) oh well I hope you all had a great thanksgiving! are you getting tired of all the left over food yet? :) I am getting there ........well after this turkey sandwich for lunch :) Anyhow today I will share with you an album I made for my niece, Audriana using the Clear Scraps Acrylic Carriage Album.  This is an awesome product and every girl needs to have an album like this, because I think all  girls are all princesses :)

Here are the supplies I used:

Clear Scraps Acrylic Carriage Album; Quick Quotes Je t'mai Paper Line; Martha Stewart tools; 7G stickers, Pink paislee & Making Memories embellishments; Heidi Swapp CB alpha; Fancy Pants Rub-ons.










Thanks for being here with us!!! until next time!



Making an acrylic box

Clear Scraps' Brag Bags make incredible mini-albums for all sorts of themes and occasions. 

But, here's one more thing you can do with them:  make a box.


For this project I used the Clear Scraps Travel (suitcase-shaped) Brag Bag. 

I took the first and last pages of this album and used them as is.

Then I took the middle pages and cut them to size - a strip the length of the bottom of the front pages, but slightly narrower than it was originally.

I took another middle page and cut it the same width, but half the height so it could be the ends of the box.  I used a long strip of sticker to cover over the pre-punched holes in the front and back covers of this album and then I got busy with my Bind-it-All and punched holes on all the sides that I needed to coil together to form my box. 




When the box was assembled, I added more stickers (all from Basic Grey) and a couple of ribbons on the handles and it's ready to fill up with whatever I want to display or carry around :)


Thanks for stopping by!


Thanksgiving Greeter

Good morning Clear Scraps friends!

Leah Crowe here this morning, and I'm excited for Thanksgiving here in the States. I can't even remember the reason, but my children and I did not carve our Pumpkins this Halloween, which led me to this fun family project I created with the help of my children. My cousin is hosting Thanksgiving, and I wanted to make her something fun to display on her porch as all her guests arrive this year.

To get started, I gathered my Clears Scraps Large Scallop Banner, pattern paper, ink, glue, scissors, twine, embellishments, and craft knife.

First I paper pieced my turkey face using chipboard from a cereal box. I covered that in Kraft cardstock, inked the edges, then drew on my eyes. I let the small ones color in the eyeballs as I cut out the shape for the beak, wattle, feet, and hat. We then glued all the paper pieces to the Turkey's face, and glued the face to the center of the pumpkin, and the feet to the bottom.

Next using the one of the banners, we traced the scallop edge on our 6 sheets of pattern paper. I chose 6 different double sided pattern papers so I wouldn't have to repeat the same pattern more than twice if I didn't want to.


Here's a tip, it takes a little more time, but your scallop pieces will be more uniform when it comes time to adhere them to the banner. Trace the top edge, then go down each side about 1" following the line, then draw a line connecting the two points so they meet horizontally. Cut this piece out and use it as your template until your pattern sheet is full.

Cut out your scallops and ink the edges if you choose.

My Turkey has 5 feathers, so grab 5 acrylic banner pieces. Measuring from the tip of the banner along one side, go up 2" and bend the acrylic up. This is what will anchor the feathers to your Turkey without need for adhesive.

Turn your pumpkin around where the back is facing you and draw a light line in pencil where you want your feathers to be placed. Very carefully using your craft knife, cut a 1 1/2" line where the banner will be inserted into the pumpkin. The very first time you place your banner pieces in the turkey it will be hard, I had my husband help me the first time. Peel the film to right above the bend mark, then push the acrylic in your turkey. Now is the time to make any adjustments with placement.

Working on one banner piece at a time, peel the film the rest of the way off both sides, and adhere your scallops to your acrylic, starting at the top. If you want more definition on the "feathers" bend the paper scallops towards you before adhering to the acrylic.

I glued paper scallops down to about 1/2" above the bend in the acrylic.
Turn your piece over and trim off the overhang.LRC_8

Here is one complete

Once you have all your feathers glued to the acrylic, it's just time to insert them into the Turkey, errr pumpkin. :)

What I love about this, people are going to want to see how you made this. There are no nails or ugly bits hanging about, and you can see the beautiful patterns on the back that you miss out seeing on the front.


You can really cut down on time if you have several helpers. One to make the face, several to help you ink the paper scallops, etc. It can turn a couple hours into time well spent with your family and loved ones.

Until next time,
Leah Crowe - Clear Scraps Design Team

Products Used: Clear Scraps Large Acrylic Scallop Banner; PP: Cosmo Cricket, My Minds Eye, Crate, LilyBee, Pebbles; Cardstock: Kraft; Ink: Ranger; Glue: Beacons 3-in-1; Twine: JilliBean Soup; Markers: Zig;

CK-Convention Class with Susan Frase!!!

Greetings everyone!!! 

Does the thought of acrylics scrapbooking scares you? How many acrylic
projects have you seen and leave you in awe and almost breathless :). Then the
questions we have in mind,  how is it done; what tools are needed; 
and what techniques works best? Of course the web sites with written and
video tutorial are available for us and very helpful but personally nothing is the same with the actual, hands on class. Earlier this month,  CK Convention was in my neighborhood in Bellevue  Washington and I had the privilege to be in the Clear Scraps Mixable Lacy 8X8 Love Grows Album by Susan Frase.  I will share with you the fun experience  I had in her class in my very (soft voice) humble opinion. LOL! The project was a gorgeous album, everything you need to work on this album was ready for you,  plus with the very clear and easy to follow  Instructions you are all set. Susan Frase really knows her acrylics.  The album was well thought off and beautifully designed. I would categorize this class for me as advance, but really it does not matter if you are just a beginner, Susan will walk you through it page by page with ease. And just in case you can't finish your project, the kit comes with a colored step by step instructions.   Oh and to add more fun, there are giveaways throughout the class.  How cool is that! You will not only walk away with a gorgeous album  but also have your questions you may have answered about acrylics scrapbooking, I have been with the design team for a few months now and for sure I walk away with more knowledge about acrylics. So, next time you're at a Ck Convention, I highly reccommend this class! Amazing project and teacher!!! :)








This is Adora, until next time........


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Hi everyone! It's Tonya here with a quick card. This one started with the Clear Scraps Gears Embellishments and a bit of alcohol ink in Slate and some Metallic Silver. The printed papers, brad and tiny alphabet stickers are all from My Mind's Eye. I found that the gears showed up a lot better if they were backed by some helped to make them pop just a bit more. 




Sorry the lighting is a slight bit wonky. My day got away from me and I wasn't able to get pictures taken until late tonight, so I had to use some "Lovely" night lights! :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Tonya Dirk, Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Jump Start On Christmas Card Making

Good morning, Pinky here. Have you begun your holiday card making yet?

This year I decided to have fun with it and get a little crazy, really showing my artistic side, I figure if I only get 10 cards done it's ok I just want to play and enjoy the process. 

For this card I decided to melt wax onto a Clear Scraps ATC card, then emboss it and add some glitter glue for a little pop!

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I love how it turned out and it's so unqiue, I think I might have to make more. These will go in the donation bin for the soldiers, I am determined to make more of a difference this year and this is a great start.

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Instead of getting all stressed out, I am just going to do what I can and if it doesn't get completely done I can always cheat and send out a few pre-made cards *gasp* hehe How are you handling the holiday stress? 

I hope you enjoyed the post today, have a wonderful week!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team


Products Used:

Clear Scraps ATC Card Shape, Purple Cows Sizzle/Melt tool, Momenta Metallics Cardstock, Glue Arts Extreme Glue


Bbrrr, hello hello everyone, this is Adora all bundled up, sipping a strong hot coffee.  Definitely winter is just around the corner.  Actually snow is in the forecast this weekend.  Speaking of cold weather, here's a layout of one beautiful snowy day.   I used a page of the  Clear Scraps Snowflake Acrylic Album  a page of the Mini Snowman Album  to embellish this layout. I lighly spray paint the snowflake with white and light blue paint then sprinkle 3 different color glitters. The paint serves as the adhesive that holds those tiny glitters in place.


 Here's a close up look  of the glittery snowflake!


It's hard to notice the tiny snowman in this picture but he is there and smiling too!! :)


Keep warm, until next time!!


Introducing The Newest Clear Scraps Family Member!!

Good morning, it is a lovely fall morning and we wanted to take a moment to introduce the newest member of the Clear Scraps team, Leah Crowe. Be sure to check out her blog by clicking the link below or her picture


Leah is an amazing designer who specializes in altered art as well as anything else scrapbook related.

We are sure you will be amazed and inspired each time she creates!

We asked Leah to write a quick bio for you all to introduce herself.


Hello, my name is Leah Crowe. I reside in the Star City of Virginia with my supportive, loving husband, Doug.
I'm blessed to be a stay at home mom, and have three wonderful children ages 5, 6, and 15. I also happily get
to watch my sweet baby cousin two days a week. I have been scrapbooking since 2006 after the birth of my last child, but I really got into the craft
towards the end of 2007. I enjoy scrapping in a myriad of styles, and consider myself to be a mood scrapper. Depending on my mood,
the project could result in a clean and simple style to grunge or shabby chic. I am addicted to ink and paint, and use both quite frequently.
I am thrilled to be on the Clear Scrap Design Team and look forward to getting to know you all!
Leah's Blog: not home alone



Winner Winner!!

Hello weekend it is Friday and we are ready to post a winner and invite you to join our Facebook page!


Many new things will be happening this year with Clear Scraps into 2012 and beyond, we would love for you to jump on our Facebook page to check out the giveaways and excitment with easy access.

Fun new giveaways and a great connection to our blog stay tuned!


For last week's  STARS winner

I'd make a banner for the 4th of July...just because my son was born on the 3rd, and it's usually a big holiday for us!

Posted by: Mel H | November 08, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Mel please email your information to and the name of your prize!