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August 2012

Life's Little Pleasures

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!!TGIF surely for me.  Since I was on vacation last week, this current week for me was dragging, it might be the effect of a very relaxing and romantic :) time off with hubby! Sometimes the busy-ness of life makes us forget of what pleasure  little things bring us, and these are as pleasurable as the big ones. With that in mind I was inspired to create this mini album. I actually have this prep for a while and finally completed now.

With this album I use the

Clear Scraps 8X8 Tab Album.

Other supplies used: Making Memories Papers, Heidi Swapp CB Alphabet..

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




Storyline Acrylic ATCs


Have you tried to create an ATC before? Most of us had participated in one or more ATC swaps with our fellow scrappers. Besides that, what else you can do with Clear Scraps acrylic ATCs? Why not, try creating a storyline using them.

Check out the ATCs above, the storyline flows from the left to right. This is a very fun project. You don't have to complete the storyline in one shot. What I've done is do it once a week. I only think of the next storyboard when I want to create it. Storytelling had been so much fun when I'm young and now, I can still do it but just in a little different way. You can even make it into a storybook when you're all done with your ATCs. Try it!

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Keeping it simple

Sometimes when working with clear acrylic I think that keeping it simple can make a bold statement.
 For this layout I did just that. 

I left lots of clear acrylic exposed and unadorned. (The only problem is when you have to take photos 
of your project to post them online, the photos are extremely difficult to take!)
I started with the XL Scallop shape from Clear Scraps and just focused on utilizing the center of the shape 
for most of my embellishing. 

Then on the two edges I just added a bit of detail. I think this makes the viewer take a closer look since 
it can look as if the details are just floating and add a very eye catching look!


Sometimes less really is more. Hope you all are enjoying your last bit of summer!
Other Products: Simple Stories Harvest Lane

Tonya Dirk-Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Please Welcome Wendy!

Good morning! We have another NJ crafter who joined our Design Team...please welcome Wendy!

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Hello! I'm Wendy Price and I live in New Jersey with my husband and boys. I've been scrapbooking and stamping for almost ten years now, but I've doing something crafty since I was old enough to hold a pair of scissors. I love the creative outlet that papercrafting provides! I'm so excited to be joining the Clear Scraps Design Team! 
You will be amazed by her creativity, this is just one of her beautiful projects!
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Welcome to Clear Scraps Wendy.

Welcome Elena!

It is a pleasure to welcome Elena to the Clear Scraps Team!

IMG_7023.resizedI am from Belarus (Eastern Europe).
I have been scrapping for more than 5 years,  and completely addicted to
it past 2 years.
  What about my style, so now it is difficult to determine. I am
exploring at the present moment grunge and mixed media, but
being a very gentle person my projects tend to be more feminine. That is
why I like also some shabby and vintage. I adore using paints, mists and
  My husband is a great support in every aspect of my life, and I'm very
happy that he accepts all my beginnings and crazy plans without any
objections. My 6 years old daughter inspires me to be creative. And I
have new bundle of inspiration - my new born son
  I hope I can be creative and inspirational for all of you too.

You can find more inspiration from Elena on her blog here


This is a sample of Elena's amazing work,we cannot wait to see her Clear Scraps acrylic work!


Introducing KC!

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Hi, I'm KC.  I grew up in the Chicago area but have lived in Central Missouri for the last 18 years.  I am married to a wonderful man that supports my crafting obsession and tolerates the constant clutter and mess that my hobbies create.  I come from a very creative family - my father was an Architect, my mother was a very talented painter and crafter, my oldest sister is a world-renowned doll artist (Dianna Effner) and my other sister and I like to explore a wide variety of craft mediums.  I have two beautiful daughters - a third grader and a college sophomore.  I am hoping they have inherited the crafting gene.
I fought the scrapbook trend for a very long time and still would not consider myself to be a scrapbooker or paper crafter.  However, my sisters and I attend the CHA show every summer and before I knew it, I had a house full of scrapbook supplies.  I just couldn't resist all the fun tools and toys!  We discovered Clear Scraps at CHA about 3 years ago, and I've loved working with their products ever since.  I am so excited to get to play with more of thier products and be a part of this talented team!
Here is a sample of what she can dow ith Clear Scraps! 
We are sure you will find inspiration in her work.

Say Hello To Angi!

We have the pleasure of introducing Angi today....a welcome addition to the Clear Scraps team.

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My name is Angi Barrs and I live in Texas. I'm a Mom, a U.S.M.C. Veteran, a school teacher, and a craft fanatic.  I love making altered projects , home décor, mini albums, and party favors. I’ve gotten to design for some fabulous manufacturers, and have had my work published in several crafty magazines. When I'm not crafting you can find me browsing in a bookstore, baking, or at the movie theater seeing the latest flick.  I am so looking forward to working with the fabulous Clear Scraps team! You can find my designs at the Cokie Pop Paper Boutique -


This is one of Angi's beautiful creations, we cannot wait to see her work with Clear Scraps acrylic!
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Introducing Jessica!


We are so pleased to introduce you to Jessica, 
an amazing designer from Washintgon. You will love her bright style. 


Hi! I'm Jessica. I recently moved from Texas to Washington. I have three little kids, so a lot of my crafting is centered around them. I have some great ideas to share with you, and hope you'll find them inspiring! I am creatively promiscuous! I love all sorts of crafts, getting my hands dirty and trying new things! I have designed for several companies over the last two years, mainly stamp companies, both digital and rubber. In my free time (ha!) I enjoy teaching a variety of classes at different stores and conventions and I blog actively and share video tutorials on YouTube. I am known around the web as: canyoupixelthis.


This is one of Jessica's projects, we cannot wait to see what she does with Clear Scraps acrylic!


Please Welcome Kay!

Today we have the pleasure of introducing Kay! 

She is an amazing designer from NJ....


My name is Karla but I'm better known as Kay--a nickname I received in college & it simply stuck.  I've loved arts/crafts my whole life.  I've been drawing since the first time I picked up my first crayon.  However, it wasn't until 2007 that I discovered scrapbooking & haven't looked back since.  Scrapbooking provides a means for me to release my artsy side & to document my life in order to pass down to future generations.  Along the way, I also discovered the art of stamping--I tend to stamp my own backgrounds & create my own designs.  I also enjoy doing the occasional altered art.  I've altered wooden frames, wooden boxes, mini albums & have done a couple of canvases. 
By day, I'm a senior level Quality Analyst working for a Fortune 100 global company. I'm married to a great guy that puts up with & supports my scrapbook & crafting addiction!  I have my first child on the way & a fur-baby by the name of Toby who is my little ray of sunshine.
I'm looking forward to working with the Clear Scraps team & to hopefully provide innovative inspiration to some of you along this new creative journey!
To find out more about me--feel free to visit my blog:
This is one of Kay's projects, just amazing work. 
We are excited to see more of Kay's work!

Introducing Jennifer!

Good morning, in the next week and a half we will be getting to know the amazing Clear Scraps Design team one by one, so stay tuned and please visit these amazing designers! 
This is the amazing Jennifer, we are so pleased to have her on board!
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Hello! I'm Jennifer Haggerty and I live in Bloomington, IL with my husband and two children. I am a stay at home mom but work part time in our local scrapbook store.  I've been scrapbooking since 1999 and have never stopped! I love making mini books and trying out the newest trends in the industry.  I look forward to working with the Clear Scraps Design Team!

This is one of Jennifer's projects. 
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We now she will inspire you to dive in to Clear Scraps acrylic!

Rub-Ons & Clear Scraps Acrylic!

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, 

Pnky here with a Clear Scraps Send It Clear Fancy Card today....

It doesn't take much to make me happy, just asome acrylic and a few rub-ons...that it! 

I am a happy camper. Have you tried rub-ons on the Clear Scraps acrylic yet? 


You should! They are super easy and really make the acrylic pop!

Here is a close up of the star rub-ons I used on this Clear Scraps Fancy card. 


All you need to do is peel off the protective film, then apply the rubon, that's it! 
No muss - no fuss.  I love the shape of this Fancy card too, it reminds me of doors so I added 2 "doorknobs". 

Did you know EVERY Send It Clear card comes with not only the entire card and stickers to put it together, but also a beautiful envelope? It fits perfectly!

If you have not ried the Send It Clear is the time! 

I had alot of fun with this one. 

Until next time....keep creating with acrylic!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team

Butterfly, Send-It-Clear Card....

Hello everyone! Adora here today to share this card I created with the newest, Clear Scraps, Butterfly Send-It-Clear Card!!! What a fun card to received, but probably not as much  fun creating it :) I love these cards!!!


Supplies used: Martha Stewart Punch, Big Shot Machine & Embossing Folder, Reminisce Bling, Stazon Inkpads, Fancy Pants Ribbon and Stampendous stamp.


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




Introducing The Newest Clear Scraps Design Team Members!

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, 

After reviewing all the amazing submissions for the newest additions to the Clear Scraps Design Team we are pleased to announce the following designers as part of our family...

Wendy Price


KC Eddy


Jessica Griffin


Karla (Kay) Fatula


Jennifer Haggerty 


Angi Barrs


Elena Olinevich


We are looking forward to seeing their wonderful creations using Clear Scraps! Please welcome them to the team!!


Stamping on Textured Cardstock

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Sometime ago, I've been asked, how do I get a perfectly stamped image on a textured cardstock? Today, I would like to share with you all a little ATC which involves this simple tip. The secret is to add an acrylic piece on top of the cardstock before stamping!

In the ATC above, I've added a Clear Scraps acrylic ATC on top of the textured cardstock. Then, I stamped the words and flowers on the acrylic. Just make sure you use a solvent ink or permanent ink (Staz On) to stamp your images. Isn't this simple?

Here's a close-up on it.


Hope you all find this little tip useful! Happy scrapping!

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Lucky Mom

HI Clear Scraps peeps! Tonya here today to share with you a layout that I made featuring an XL Dazed flower shape.





For the edges on this I simply used my Crop-o-dile to punch some holes at all of the petal points and then threaded the holes with some twine. After I had done that I simply outlined the edges with little polka dots using a ZIG paint pen.

Other Products:

Papers, Brads, and Stick Pin: My Mind's Eye

Dies: Papertrey Ink

Alphas: American Crafts Thickers

Thanks for taking a peek.

Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team