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March 2012

Pink Paislee Love...

Hi all!  It's Cathy here today. 

This has been a fun week of mixing Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee.  I hope you've enjoyed all of our posts and that you've been over to the Pink Paislee Blog to see all of their creations as well!

I get to do the last project post for this week so I made you card :)

I'm also going to let you in on one of my secrets for working with acrylic. 

I used this Regular Send-It-Clear card.  The first thing I did was round my corners - like cutting through butter with something like the Corner Chomper!  I put the stickers on the card to assemble it and  then   Pink Paislee paper on the inside of the back.  I'm mixing paper from London Market and embellishments from Prairie Hill here.  I stamped my Praying for You sentiment (from the new Clear Stamps from Clear Scraps) and added my grass and flower embellishment (did you know that kite tails make great flower stems/leaves??) to the front panels. 


I really liked how it looked just like this but I realized, if I was ever to give this card away to someone, I'd want to write something inside and then it would look ridiculous with the writing on the inside showing through behind the stamped sentiment and flowers. 



So, (and here's my trick to acrylic cards), I took another sheet of the same Pink Paislee paper and cut out pieces that fit the front panels of the card from the same piece of paper I cut the back piece out of.


They aren't exactly the same images but that's OK.  I just made sure the 2 front pieces matched up by cutting one piece down the middle and adhereing them (to the back of the fronts of the cards) flush with the middle edges.  


Now you still have the illusion that the card is clear and you're seeing through to the inside, but really there's another layer of the beautiful Pink Paislee paper that's hiding what you'll be writing on the inside and what you write won't be in the way of your card front embellishment and stamped sentiments.



Thanks for stopping by all week to see our projects! 

*Enter To WIN!* Blog Hop with Pink Paislee by Adora

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For every BLOG POST you comment on this week, you are entered to win!

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You could win 3 Send It Clear Cards


Plus 3 sets of Clear Embellishments!!!


Now on to the amazing Adora....happy inspiration-

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to the Clear Scraps &  Pink Paislee  Blog Hop!! What a truly awesome combination, It made me feel like I am  in scrapbook heaven! :) With todays project I created this beautiful  Clear Scraps Acrylic Butterly album.  As you can probably tell by now,  I love shape albums, it's so much fun to work on and teaming up with Pink Paislee is such an awesome bonus! I was so excited and happy to recieved the new and gorgeous  Indigo Bleu Paper line , what a treat!!! :) IMG_9191

This album is about one fine day with family. My sister and her kids, myself and my kid and grandson. It was a fun day trip at the Lavender Festival.  My favorite memories to scrapbook. 













Here are the supplies I used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Butterfly Album, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu Paper line,  Pink Paislee London Market Collage Sheets, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu Border Stickers and Shipping Tags, Prima flowers, Studio G stamps, Pink Paislee Stamps, Tattered Angels, Martha Stewart, Stazon Inkpads, 7Gypsies Stickers.

Thanks for stopping by....until next time!


Clear Scraps & Pink Paislee!!!

Hey there bloggers, Rita Barakat here!
I am so excited to share another Clear Scraps/Pink Paislee Project with you!
I have been working on a little art lately!
Personally I don't know know why we are so hard on ourselves.
You know I re-did this girl three times before I was OK with the way she looked?
It's still not perfect but I needed to stop being so hard on myself and let it go.
Hmm...I guess the saying is perfect for this piece isn't it?
It says
"She knew she didn't have to be perfect,
because she knew she was perfectly loved."
 (Holly Gerth)
I did a lot of coloring and used texture paste.
I tore pattern papers and used stencils
as well. Her dress, chipboard stickers &
the background strips of paper are
pattern papers from Pink Paislee.
For the word "Love" I used Clearly Expressions Word Titles from Clear Scraps.
I added color with alcohol inks and a very fine glitter.
I outlined the edges with a permanent marker.
The scripture on the bottom right hand corner is
"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
1 John 4:8
With my new goodies I also made this little charm...
Don't forget to check out the Pink Paislee blog
for details to win this giveaway!
Pattern Papers from the She Art Collection 
Chipboard Stickers & stickers from the Prairie Hill Collection
From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos, PITT Artist Pens
From The Rubber Cafe Oh So Fine Glitter & Scrap Happy Glue
Prima flowers & bird stencil,
Crafters Workshop tree stencil
Texture Paste, Gel Medium, Ranger Alcohol Inks
the charm - Love My Tapes lace ribbon
& She Art Collection from Pink Paislee,
Inkssentials Memory Glass & Frames
I hope you try your hand at some art and if you do, don't be afraid to share it!

Pink Paislee Blog Hop with Leah

What a fantastic week it has been so far seeing all the lovely work combining your favorite Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee products! If you're just stopping in for the week, check out Pink Paislee's blog for more beautiful work by their Design Team using Clear Scraps products.

Today I want to share with you a canvas I created using Pink Paislee's new Christy Tomlinson's She Art line! I was so excited to receive the paper and She Art die cuts, as I am a big fan of Christy's mixed media work.


I started this canvas off by adhering different 6x6 pieces of paper from the She Art collection to a 12 x 6 canvas.


The clear scraps bird embellishment went perfectly with this Pink Paislee line. I just adhered the bird as is, and added some doodling and rub ons so it blended into the scenery.



The die cuts make it really easy to create a scene that will cheer up any space in your house! You can personalize the die cuts by doodling or adding rub ons or paint to them.

Clear Scraps Product Used

Pink Paislee Product Used

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, and make sure to check back tomorrow and Friday to see what else we have in store for the Pink Paislee Blog Hop.  Have a wonderful day, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Leah Crowe - Clear Scraps DT member

Clear Scraps with Pink Paislee by Irene

Live Sweet Mini Album(resize)

Hi everyone! In conjuction with this Pink Paislee with Clear Scraps week, I would like to share some of my projects using an older line of Pink Paislee, which is "Sweetness". I really love the softness and sweet colors of this line. Above is a mini album which I've created using these papers with Clear Scraps chipboard brag bag.

Here are some details in it.






And here's a little close-ups on how I've done part of the title with the acrylic expression by Clear Scraps.


And for a little extra, here's another Send It Clear card which I've created using the same line of papers by Pink Paislee.

Love Potion Card(resize)

Hope you all like what I've shared today! Check back tomorrow for more projects featuring Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee by the Clear Scraps team!

At this moment, the Pink Paislee design team are also sharing some projects using Clear Scraps products. Go on over to Pink Paislee's blog to check them out!

Scrapperlicious Blog

Clear Scraps Educator/DT Member

Sunday, Monday...

happy days! I can't help but sing the theme song to happy days, for two reasons. First, because Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee are doing a little bit of cross promoting. Second, because this layout just puts that song right into my brain and I have been singing it non-stop since I finished it!


I was super fortunate to have been sent the Spring Jubilee line by Pink Paislee. Such fun colors and a shabby chic feel that is right up my alley! I started with a Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape.  Then I put my Sillhouette to work and cut out the yellow paper.



Gorgeous colors and patterns. Make sure that you stop by the here and the  Pink Paislee  blog today and everyday this week for a ton of inspiration and some awesome prizes! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tonya Dirk - Clear SCraps Design Team Member

Clear Scraps + Pink Paislee Creating FUN!

Good morning friends,

Pinky here with a fun post today, Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee have paired up for a WEEK of amazing creations.  Pink Paislee has the most amazing paper and embellishment lines, and Clear Scraps has to best acrylic, what a combo!

We hope you will be inspired all week and at the end of the week we will have a wonderful prize ready to share with you, so sit back and enjoy the creations and inspiration.


I created this card using the Clear Scraps Send It Clear Heart Card & the Pink Paislee Prairie Hill collection + Indigo Bleu' accents.



Here is the card opened. I also added Viva Decor Pearl pen accents and a doily.

It's going to be a fantastic week, so stay tuned!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team

Uturn chipboard album

This Uturn album is so funky and cool!
The arrows create fantastic movement don't you think?

With that in mind, I thought highlighting photos of time spent with family outdoors would be a great use of this fantastic chipboard album.

This album came together quickly.
I started off by covering all the chipboard pages with pattern paper.
I like painting on a really thin layer of mod podge for this step.

To me, this album was so cute all on its own I didn't think a lot of embellishments were needed. On the front of the arrows and star, I used my Viva Decor pens for a bit of outlining.  If you love Clear Scraps Acrylic, I think you'll  fall in love with their chipboard too! Check out all the lovely chipboard albums in the store and let your imagination take flight!

Thanks so much for stopping by with me today.
Crafty hugs,
Leah C

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps Uturn Chipboard Album
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon, Bo Bunny
Alpha Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Cosmo Cricket
Stickers and chipboard: October Afternoon
Ribbon: American Crafts
Bling: Websters Pages
Twine: The Twinery
Glue: Mod Podge
Ink/Paint: Viva Decor, Ranger Distress Inks

Perfect way to start your day...

with a nice warm cup of coffee. This drink has become such a creature of habit for many of us, wether it's Starbucks or your own home brew. 


Today I am sharing with you a Clear Scraps Clear-N-Chip Caroione's Caffe mini album. This is a mixed album made up of both acrylic and chipboard pieces. The bonus is that I still have more than enough pieces left over from this package to make a whole new similar mini album.

I made this album just for display at the Clear Scraps booths, so it is photo-less and contains a lot of the little pieces that come in the package to help give you all some ideas on how to use them.


For the cover I simply painted the cup white and then to get the effect of a plastic lid I just covered that portion of the cup with Glossy Accents. The chipboard coffee cozy was embossed with an embossing folder.



The acrylic pieces were also run through embossing folders and then the sugar cubes were painted white and then clear glitter  on top of that. The ice cubes I simply adhered with Glossy Accents and that gave them the dimension of ice.


For the acrylic coffee mug outlined it with a white paint pen and then glossy accents where I wanted the glitter. The steam was just tissue paper that I applied to it.


For the mug I just painted it brown and the whipped cream was painted white and glitter sprinkled on the paint before it dried.



Just more embossing of the acrylic on these two.


Hee, perhaps my favorite of the bunch...the doughnut! First painted brown, then after that dried the white frosting was painted on. Then seed beads adheres for the sprinkles. Lastly a coating of Glossy Accents over the frosting for that glazed look! Cool huh?!

Other supplies:

My Minds Eye Lost & Found Breeze 6x6 pad and brads

Coffee Stain stamp from Studio Calico

Embossing Folders from Spellbinders

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team

I get ideas...


Hey there bloggers! Rita Barakat here with  some fun ideas
you can do with acrylic! These darling little dragnoflies
are a Clear Scraps mini album but the shape really made me
want to be creative! So today I will give you several ideas to use on your acrylic!

On this dragonfly I used Faber -Castell Gelatos to color Tim Holtz tissue.
I attached the paper with a little glue- I found that Scrap Happy glue works
great for adhering paper to acrylic without leaving a lot of marks; you just
have to let it dry first! Once the glue is clear it’s dry and remains very tacky to
the touch. Place the paper on top of the glue and flip it over. I stamped directly o
n the dragonfly acrylic with Staz On Ink, I colored the edges with a permanent
marker. I added gems with the same glue.


On this one I embossed the dragonfly with an embossing/die
cut machine.  I used three colors of Alcohol Inks then went
over the raised areas with Staz On Ink. On the back I added
black into the grooves with a PITT artist pen.
Simple but gorgeous – I love color!


Sometimes you get an idea and it works, sometimes you mess up and have to try something else!
That was the case here. I started off trying to make glitter stick to it, it did but I didn’t love it. So I added   stamped images with Staz On, it was alright but predictable. SO I flipped it over and added UTEE embossing powder melted it with a heat gun. (Yes it will bend a bit.) That’s how I got all that texture with glitter peeking through.


This one is the flip side if the first one. Starting with the tissue paper, add
vibrant colors with Gelatos. I went back with my PITT Artist pen in black


And there you have it! Hope you try some of these ideas!



Mixing stamps and punches

When I got some of these new acrylic stamps from Clear Scraps, I was really excited because I'm a card-maker and these will be an excellent addition to what I do.  One thing I jumped on right away is that I have punches that coordinate with some of the stamp shapes.  Some are a little bigger than the stamp images but that's OK - it just leaves me a little more room around the edge for inking and distressing.


Here I used the square stamp:  Many Thanks. 

I stamped it in "Gathered Twigs" distress ink and then inked around the edge of the square after I punched it out with my Marvy punch and distressed it with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  This little "embellishment" costs me almost nothing but it's really cute on a card!!

I made 2 versions - on this first card, I already had an image stamped but it had no sentiment on it so I tucked this little sentiment square neatly into the existing flap of the tag and ta-da....a thank you card.


On this one that had been a birthday card (for a 10-year-old) originally,  I covered over the original Happy Birthday sentiment with my newly stamped sentiment. Now the 1-10 words (in French) now support my "Many Thanks" sentiment.  I even have a recipient already - a girl who does my taxes quickly and efficiently and even saying Thank You 10x is not enough, but it'll have to be a start.

I can't wait to get out my other stamps and my circle punches.  I may have to invest in an oval punch for some of the oval stamps....Yay.


Thanks for stopping by!




Another Card

Hello everyone, Adora here to share with you another card I made using some of the new Clear Scraps Acrylic Garden Embellishments. Can I just tell you ...I am so happy with this card!!!  I really love how it turned out and all I did was stamped and cut. :) The acrylic hat did it for me.  So here are other supplies I used; Generic Cardstock, Graphic 45 Paper and Paperbag Studios Stamp.



Thanks for stopping by and checking us out.......until next time.


Happy Spring Card

Hi Clear Scraps followers! What's the weather like in your neck of the woods, are you feeling springy yet!? We are only less than a week from Spring! Well, Seattle winter weather is pretty much in full swing, yap ...snow in March!!! :)  Anyhow speaking of spring or winter, today I am sharing with you this card I made  using some of the new Clear Scraps Acrylic Garden Embellishments. These are great for cards and layouts too. With a little work on it, you'll have the perfect embellishment for your project.  I used acrylic paint on the back side of the acrylic. It does not even have to be perfect since I wanted it to have the dirty look, you know like it has been used for gardening. :) Other supplies I used are, Pink Paislee Paper, Martha Stewart Punch,  Making Memories Tag, Fancy Pants Rub-ons and Tim Holtz distress paint.......and here you go.



Thanks for stopping by and checking us out! until next time......


Welcome Spring!

Hi everyone!
Just a few more days until Spring arrives on our doorstep.
My daffodils have been in bloom for a couple of weeks now, which inspired this project today to welcome in the new season.

I'll be using these items from Clear Scraps.

I grabbed a wreath from the dollar store, paper from my stash, Clear Scraps products, alcohol ink and went to town.

(You can click on the photo to see it larger)


Playing with alcohol ink is just so much fun.
Our schedule here at home as been particularly full lately, and I found applying the alcohol ink to the acrylic to be a stress reliever.


Aren't the colors reminiscent of spring?


I hope you you've been inspired to get in the craft room and play with your Clear Scraps products!


Happy crafty hugs,

Leah C

Supplies Used:
Pattern Paper: Graphic 45  (Once upon a springtime collection)
Acrylic: Clear Scraps - Butterflies, Welcome, Banners
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Twine: The Twinery (buttercream)
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Delight)
Ivory Brads: Gartner
Flowers: Samantha Walker cut files
Glue: Hot Glue, American Crafts Foam Dots
Tiny Attacher: Tom Holtz
Ink/Paint: Ranger Alcohol Ink, Viva Décor Paint Pen, Stazon
Wreath: Dollar Store
Ribbon: Bazzill Tulle
Electronic Cutter: Silhouette Cameo

Smallish things...ATC


Hey there blogggers Rita Baraket here sharing a couple ofATC's I made!
Did you know that Clear Scraps made ATC cards?
Well they do and I am loving this small size!
Here is another one I made...


Whenever I get in a rut I reach for something small - I know
I can finish it in one setting and feel a sense of accomplishment;
by the time I am  done I am ready for a big project,
or in this case TWO big projects!

For more details on these projects check out my blog