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October 2012

Banners and decorating for fall


Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here!
The weather is changing and decoration are going up!
Now I dont decorate for Halloween but I do decorate for fall.
This one is for baby girls bedroom!


Banners are a quick an easy way to add a little something special
to a room. A few sheets of paper, an acrylic banner from Clear Scraps,
add some embellishments and you have the makings for a decoration makeover!

Do you change decorations for fall?

Halloween Mobile

Hello Clear Scraps fans! Leah hosting the blog today, and I have such a treat for you. This can be made with your children to get them crafting with you. We're going to create a Halloween style mobile using things you probably have on hand at home.

I used the Clear Scraps Mini albums from the Bat, Pumpkin, and Ghost to create this home decor piece. (Ps. These mini albums are on sale right now too!)

You can click the image below to see the text a bit clearer.

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today. I hope I've inspired you to jump into your craft cave room and create something fabulous!

See you next time,
Leah Crowe
- Clear Scraps Design Team


Fall Owl Clear Album

Hi everyone!  This is Jennifer and it's my turn to share a fun project I did using the Owl Clear Album. I thought this album would be perfect to show off some of my favorite photos of my kids jumping in the leaves!

I wanted to color the front cover of my album using alcohol ink. 


After removing the protective covering from both sides of the front, I applied a few drops to my applicator and lightly applied in a circular motion.  


The ink will dry fast, so it is easy to go back and apply a second (or third!) coat if you prefer.  Also, this allows you to mix in different colors as well.  


This gave me a nice yellow hue to the front of my album to give a pop of color!



I covered most of my pages with patterned paper. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the paper followed by trimming the edges with scissors. I followed up by sanding the edges to help remove any excess paper.







For this page, I chose to not cover it with paper and I used my photos and embellishments to mirror each other.







Be sure to check out our blog daily for more Clear Scraps inspiration!  Also, you can order directly from our shop! Thanks for reading! 

Additional supplies:  patterned paper: Jillibean Soup and Lily Bee Designs; wooden veneers: Studio Calico; trinket pin and trim: Maya Road; buttons: misc; stamps: Maya Road and Pink Paislee, flair: {a flair for buttons}; washi tape: Bella Blvd, cardstock: Bazzill; baker's twine: Whisker Graphics. 



Clear Scraps Football Banner

Fall is a great season for a lot of reasons, but around our house it means a crock-pot of chili and Football Sunday!  Though we live in the middle of Missouri and are surrounded by Chiefs and Rams fans, our loyalty remains with the Bears.  My daughter is such a fan, that she recently redecorated her room in Navy and Orange.  I love making Clear Scraps Banners, so I thought I would combine the 5 Piece Banner pieces with the Football Helmets from the Mini Albums to create a banner for her room.
For each of the helmets, I selected a patterned paper in orange and blue tones and traced and cut the paper for a background - attaching it to the acrylic with Zip Dry Adhesive..  

I used some foam sticker letters in white to spell out the team name.

On the banner pieces, I attached a 2" strip of patterned paper across the pennants, leaving some acrylic showing at the top and bottom.  I stamped on the back of the banner pieces with Stazon Ink and bubble wrap to create a pattern in orange and blue.  I love stamping with bubble wrap - it is a great way to add a texture or background to larger areas.

I colored in the face masks with a silver metallic Sharpie and used Zip Dry Adhesive to attach the helmets to the banner pieces.  I finished by embellishing with some Bears/Football stickers and blue and orange ribbon.
Create a banner of your own to support your favorite team!  
Thanks for visiting!

Introducing Clear Scraps October Guest DT

Good morning from Clear Scraps! 

Today we have a very special guest- the very talented Steph Ackerman!

She is the October Guest Design and you will love her fabulous projects. 


This first Angel Send It Clear Card is just beautiful. She embossed the angel and even embellished the envelope that is included with every Send It Clear Card. 



Steph also used this XL Clear DECO  Shape to create this incredible patriotic layout. 

The studs really make the layout pop.



Steph is a very talented designer, you can find more of her work on her blog

"Live, Laugh, Scrap"


Thank you Steph for joining us today, we love seeing your creativity!

Acrylic Lamp Post

Clear Scraps (acrylic lamp post)

Hi Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all, how I've used a Clear Scraps acrylic lamp post on this layout. These acrylic lamp embellishment are so easy to use and the size is perfect for a layout, a card or even on altered projects.

Here is a close-up on it.

Acrylic lamp post

First I've colored the acrylic lamp with some blue alcohol ink ad later, detail it with a silver Sharpie marker. It is super easy to color these acrylic embellishment. You can use acrylic paint, Copic markers, Mepxy markers, Sharpie markers, alcohol ink or even your solvent ink. Any medium which is "permanent" should work. Happy experimenting!


Clear Scraps Educator

Fall Memories

 Hello everyone, it's me Adora, and today I have another fall themed project to share with you, using the Clear Scraps Tri Fold Rectangle Frame. You gotta love "fall", besides it gives you reason to use orange on your projects.  How fun is that, right! :)  So,  instead of a desk top accessory I made a wall hanging decor. I actually love it both ways, and of course the possibility and creativiy are endless with this product. I had so much fun working on this project!


Note: One easy way of decorating acrylics is by using a printed transparency sheets, It's fast and easy!!


 Supplies Used: Clear Scraps Tri Fold Rectangle Frame, Hambly Studio Transparency, Quick Quotes Paper and  Vellum Quotes and Canvas Corp Twine.


 Supplies Used: Clear Scraps Tri Fold Rectangle Frame, Hambly Studio Transparency, Quick Quotes Paper and  Canvas Corp Twine.


Thank you so much for stopping by and stay tune for more fall projects.................





What can you do with acrylic sheets?

Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here with an idea on how to use those
12 x12 acrylic sheets from Clear Scraps!
Because the acrylic is clear I was able to place it on top of the tears I  drew on my page
and trace the shape directly on the acrylic with a sharpie. I cut out the tears with a scissors.
 I colored the tears with
Alcohol inks and glued them onto my page with Gel Medium.
The words are actually written on the page underneath-  it's a really fun effect!
What could you do with acrylic sheets - I have done fairy wings and tears, how about you?
The journaling is from a song called
Blessings by Laura Story.
 Songwriter: Laura Mixon Story
We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep.
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering.
All the while, You hear each spoken need
yet love is way too much to give us lesser things.
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?
We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear.
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near.
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
as if every promise from Your Word is not enough.
And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe.
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
And what if trials of this lifeAre Your mercies in disguise?
When friends betray us,
when darkness seems to win we know that pain reminds this heart
that this is not, this is not our home. It's not our home.
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life is the revealing of a greater thirst
this world can't satisfy?
And what if trials of this life,
the rain,
 the storms,
the hardest nights -
are Your mercies in disguise?

Home Decor Halloween Banner

Good morning friends! Leah here with you today to host the blog.
I had so much fun creating this Spooky banner using Quick Quotes brand new Halloween line as well as Clear Scraps Pennant Banner and Halloween mini albums.
I fell in love with these gorgeous papers from Quick Quotes and was able to cut two large pennant shapes from one 12x12 sheet of paper.
I adhered the papers to the back side of the banners.

On the front side of the banners I added various Halloween themed rub-ons. This worked well to hide any little glue areas that were showing and made this banner even more festive!

I alcohol inked Clear Scraps mini albums (pumpkin, ghost, and bat) to hold the letters on the banner.

Check out that creepy spider on the bat, it gives me goosebumps just looking at it!
Once I finished decorating all the banner pieces, I tied them together with ribbon I had on hand. I now have a fabulous Halloween creation I can add to my home decor thanks to Clear Scraps and Quick Quotes!
Products Used
Clear Scraps

Quick Quotes

Other Products

Silhouette files: Award Ribbon (Lori Whitlock), Pennant Banner (Leah Crowe)
Ink/Marker: Alcohol ink: Silver, Slate, Sunset Orange, Purple Twilight (Ranger) Black ink (Colorbox) Black 100 (Copic Marker)
Brads: 7Gypsies, Making Memories, Kurio, Basic Grey
Chipboard Alpha: Bazzill Basics
Glitter: Pink Paislee
Rub-ons: Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Hambly
Glue: Beacons 3-in-1, Mod Podge

Other: Bat and Ribbon (Michaels)

Thanks so much for joining us here today! Make sure to check out Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps on Facebook, and for more inspiration the Quick Quotes blog.
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team