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August 2013

Leather-look mini frames

I can't believe a year has gone by already.  It has been a fun-filled year, creating for the Clear Scraps Design Team!!  This team is full of wonderfully talented and inspiring artists!  I will still be creating for the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club, so I still get to work with my favorite product line and some of my favorite people.  I am anxious to see what great projects the new team will be turning out!

For my final official Design Team project, I wanted to share a couple frames that can be used for framing school pictures.  My daughter's day care brought in "Old Tyme Photo's" to do their school pictures, and my older daughter just happened to be working part time at the day care so she was able to get some done as well.  The Old Tyme photos inspired these "leather-look" frames, but these frames would look great with regular school photos as well.

For these frames I used Clear Scraps Coaster shapes, and Mini Deco Album pieces.  The background was made by crumpling a piece of paper bag and brushing it lightly brown stain for an aged leather look.  It was trimmed to size and glued to the back of the coaster using Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive.  The front of the coasters were then stamped with Stazon Gold Ink using a swirly flourish pattern.

I traced the Deco shape onto colored papers that complimented the pictures and then used a craft knife to cut the square in the center to frame the pictures.  The deco shapes were then edged with gold leaf pen.  Since the deco shapes come from the min-album/key chain collection, they have a hole in one corner.  I used a little "sheriff" star and paper flowers to hide these holes.

I hope you've enjoyed some of my projects over the past year.  It has been a blast to create with such a fantastic product!!  Please continue to follow the Clear Scraps Design Team & the Creating Made Easy Team.

Happy Crafting!!

Vacation Layout

Greetings fellow crafters!  Today I have a page where I've used one of Clear Scraps wonderful mascils to create some interest & texture to the background of my layout.

I've used the 6" Chicken Wire mascil.  This would be my husband & I enjoying a much deserved vacation a few years back!


I wanted the design of the mascil to randomly peek through in different areas around the background of my page.  I also wanted it to be the bottom layer--so I created different levels of textures & mixed media around the Chicken Wire mascil design which I created by mixing two different colors of glimmer mists (green & purple).

In this following screen shot, you can see the Chicken Wire design peeking out from behind a bit of chunky white embossing powder that I heat set against my background.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope this inspires some of you to utilize mascils to create subtle textures to the background of your work.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team

What Matter Most album......

 to be in the moment of today with the one I care for and love, they are what matter most!

 Hello everyone, Adora here today to share this project I made using the Heartbeat Mixables Album. This is such a fun album to work on, I love the size of it, (6 x 12) and the combination of chipboard and acrylic pages.  On this acrylic cover page, I used alcohol inks, this is my favorite technique in coloring acrylics.  Simply apply a few drops of inks directly onto the acrylic and let the color run together, then use patterned paper for backing which add dimension to the overall look.

 2nd page: I cover the heart shape chipboard with patterned paper. I love that you get a peek of the next page because of the different shapes of the pages.

 Other Supplies used: Imaginisce, Tim Holtz Papers, Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Hampton Art Stamps. Ki Memories, 7 Gypsies...and more!



I also used Clear Word Title, Acrylic Expressions - Small Love 

Now the only thing missing is my journaling, I have lots of space for them!

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


Acrylic Word Book

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Hello Clear Scraps fan! Today, I would like to share with you all an album which I've created using a Clear Scraps acrylic custom word book. This is an album about my travels in China.
I've used Bo Bunny's Anbrosia collection to create ths oriental feel for this album.
On the word "C" I've first ink it with alcohol ink and later use a stencil with white acrylic paint to create the pattern on it. To detail it, I've use a white marker and crystals.
Here are some pages in this album.
Custom word books are so much fun and perfect for any themed albums. I have a word book for each places that I traveled to. You could also choose a word book such as "Newborn", "Family", "School" or even "Party". Have fun scrapping!

Clear Scraps Educator


Dancing Card

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a card I created using clear texture paste. 

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1. Stamp image, color with copics and cut out. 

2. Create a card blank from acetate sheet.

3. Tape down mascil and stencil with Translucent Embossing Paste. Allow to dry.

4. When dry, lay mascil back down and stencil with alcohol ink. 

5. Adhere pattern paper, stamped image to card.

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Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (12 x 12 Acetate Sheet, 6 inch Quarterfoil Mascil), Quick Quotes Powder Puff inks, Stampendous stamps, Dreamweavers Translucent embossing paste, alcohol ink, copics

Well Traveled Mini Album

Hello Clear Scraps Fans. Elena is here to share with yoy a mini album inspired by Travelling Theme.


 Franlky speaking, we didn't have any trip this year, because my hubby is too busy with his job.

That is why we made some tours within our country, it is quite small, so it is quite easy to travel with the kids during the day.

  This time we visited one of the castle that has been remained and not fully ruined after the II World War. It has been under the reconstruction during several years and we decided to check how it has turned out after it.


  I used BIYW Round Tabs chipboard 6.5"x6.5"

I covered it with Carta Bella Papers, Well Traveled Collection, added some acrylic embellishments and did some masking.


  I applied some Texturez over and there using  6" Quarterfoil Mascil


  I also added Small Oval Deco Top Frame

colored with alcohol inks


  Added soem torn papers and gesso


  I applied Texturez and misted the background, and embellihsed the page with Gears


One of the other Gear I decorated with rhinestones



  and Lamp Embellishment



  I hope you have enjoyed watching my Mini Album

Have a fabulous week end.



Clear Scraps Back to School layout + card

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share not one but two back to school Clear Scraps projects with you!  Plus, I've included tutorials on techniques I used!  


First up I used the  Regular Send It Clear Card and  one of the Small Star Clear Shapes.


Here's now I created my card!

1. First, I took the left and right flap of the Send It Clear card and embossed with a chevron embossing folder


2. Next, I used Ranger Alcohol ink in Pool to color the entire card:


3. I then took a Gelato from Faber Castell in Banana and rubbed it directly on the edges of the flaps. I then took my finger to spread the color.


4. Next, I took the Small Star Clear Shape and colored it with Ranger Alcohol ink in Butterscotch:


5.  I then took Viva Pearl in Silver and dotted the edges of the star


6. I then embellished my card with paper, chipboard, bakers twine, and a few wooden veneer shapes! 

Next, I have a layout I created with a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet , 6 inch Numbers Mascil, and Memories Expressions Clear Word Title.


I took the 12x12 Acrylic sheet and laid the Numbers Mascil in the top left hand corner. I used Ranger Alcohol ink in Slate to color the acrylic.


I also colored the Memories Clear Expressions Word Title with a Gelato in Banana. Just like the card, I rubbed the color directly onto the acrylic.  


You can see more photos of my projects on my blog by going here.  Also, have you checked out the new Mascils in the Clear Scrap shop?  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, number clip, chipboard:  Farmhouse Paper; bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; buttons: Basic Grey; stamps: American Crafts; Hero Arts; letter stickers: October Afternoon, Basic Grey; chipboard letters: American Crafts, Girls Paperie; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; journaling spot: October Afternoon; ink: Ranger Ink; embossing folder: Sizzix; misc: typewriter, Cameo Silhouette, sewing machine, thread. 

Clear Scraps Sisters Adventure

Each summer, my sisters and I spend time together on a little vacation.  Since we are all crafters at heart, our adventures usually include creating projects together or shopping at our favorite craft shops, or both.  This year, our journey took us to Upper Peninsula Michigan and back to my Grandfather's farm.  So while we were on our trip I started this Clear Scraps project to create a frame/page for this picture of us that was taken at the farm, about 45 years ago.  YIKES!!  Really?!  45 years?!  How did that happen?!

The base of this frame is a page from the Clear Scraps Scalloped Square Album.  I've created a number of vintagy looking frames with these pages, and they may eventually come together to create an album, but for now I have them on display around the house.  I used the 6" Mascils Quarterfoil stencil and distressed acrylic stain to daub a pattern on the backside of the page.

Since the pattern in this stencil repeats, it is very easy to line it up and continue to cover the whole page.

After stenciling the back, I used Stazon Brown and a flourish stamp to stamp a pattern on the front side.

Then I decided I needed a little more color, so I flipped the page back over, and pounced some Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Copper - over the stenciled pattern.

The Clear Scraps Small Rectangle Deco Frame was covered in Viva Decor 3-D stamp paint.  I just daubed it on with a makeup sponge.

I finished the frame by added some old lace and Piccolo embellishments.  The hearts here are cut from corrugated cardboard box, using Sizzix Die.

Have you created anything with your summer vacation photos yet?


Fun in the Sun Layout...

Hello everyone!!! How's your summer so far??? hope you're having a wonderful time. Summer is beautiful here in Seattle more than usual :) and when the weather is this nice I get  distructed a bit :) just want to play outside. Anyhow today I am sharing a layout using the acrylic "Fun in the Sun" title, part of the CME August Kit. I love adding colors on my acrylics and sometimes I leave it as is and it really works!  

Here's a closer look at this acrylic title. Sometime less is more and this is one of those things. I just wanted to show it as clear on my page just like the clear beautiful day at the beach.

Thanks for stopping by........


Cupcake Send It Clear Card

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This is a card created using a cupcake send it clear card by Clear Scraps. I've used pattern papers to cover it's back but I've kept the font flaps see throughness by using overlays to create the cupcake images.
To decorate the acrylic cupcake on the front, I've embossed it and later, cover part of it with pattern paper and detail it with liquid pearls, white gel pen, ribbon and stickers. The stamp used is also by Clear Scraps. I've stamped it onto a cardstock and cut it out to create the tag for this card.
This is a fast and simple birthday card that you could create for a friend in minutes. Hope you all like it.

Clear Scraps Educator


Last But Not Least.......

 Good morning friends, 

This is the last day of introductions to the incoming 2013/2014 Design Team and we are very pleased to announce these wonderful ladies...

First of all a new face, the incredibly talented Connie Mercer who has a fabulous sense of style....


I am a wife and a mom. I am also “Nini” to five beautiful “grands”. I have been scrapbooking for over thirteen years and I know I will never tire of it. I hope to never lose the thrill of pretty paper or shiny embellies! I live on a ranch in the Texas hill country with my hubby and all of our deer, cows and armadillos. Most of my inspiration comes from the “grands”, but also from the wonder of nature that surrounds me every day. Living on a ranch has enabled me to capture unique photos that I am able to share with my family and friends. I'm also quite fond of junkin' and re-purposing vintage finds. If you would like to see more of my artwork, please check out my blog at

Head over and say hello to Connie!


And a fantastic returning designer- Wendy Price, what more can we say- she amazes us all the time!




Hi everyone! I'm Wendy Price and I'm so excited to be designing for Clear Scrap for another year! I live in New Jersey with my husband, two boys, two dogs and two rats.
I've been scrapbooking and stamping for ten years now. I love the creative outlet that papercrafting provides! You can find more of my work at... 

Be sure to stop by and tell her welcome!


 And of course the famous and talented  Irene Tan, a Clear Scraps veteran we just adore...


My name is Irene Tan  or more known as “Scrapperlicious”. I'm the mother of two and I have the most wonderful family that always supports me in pursuing my passion. Scrapbooking to me is really about family and life. There's nothing more fun and inspiring than to scrap photographs captured during everyday life with our loved ones. My scrapping motto has always been "Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!"
I started scrapbooking in 2005 but it only lasted for a few months. I started again in March 2007 and a couple of months later, in June, I discovered an absolute love of stamping and inking. My scrapping is 'Emphemera' style but, I also love to work with some fun colours at times. One thing you can be sure of is I'm all about distressing! 

Irene's blog:  Scrapperlicious


Welcome ladies we know that 2013/2014 will be an inspirational year and we look forward to many amazing designs!

Three More Amazing Designers for 2013/2014!

This week we have been introducing our new and returning Design Team - today help us welcome a brand new face and two returning designers....
Meet the incredibly talented Guiseppa Gubler...
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Not only do I have a love for paper crafting, but I am addicted to Zumba.  I recently became an instructor.  I love dance.  My mother put me into dance when I was 3 years old and I danced up until I married my husband,   So, it only seemed fitting that I used my dance training to do Zumba!  I get to dance and stay in shape doing it.

I have been married to my number one supporter Sam for nearly 16 years now and we have 3 children; Braden  age 16, Janica 14, and our little Angel Sterling passed away eight years ago from "The Bubble Boy Disease."  Never hasscrapbooking meant so much to me as when he passed away.  I have all of those wonderful memories of him preserved through scrapbooking.  When I am not scrapbooking, I enjoy spending time with my family.  You can often find us in the mountains camping, hiking, fishing and exploring on our 4 wheeler.  I also enjoy reading and traveling.
I hope to inspire you with my projects and make crafting and scrapbooking important part of your life.  I know it has changed mine.


Please check out Guiseppa's blog here:


And now for a familiar and VERY inspiring face-

Adora Concepion returns for another amazing year, her talent always leaves us in awe.


Hi, My name is Juliet Adora Concepcion. What does scrapbooking means to me? It is a neat way to preserve memories of meaningful and daily life's moment. I love the creative part of it. I've been doing it for more that ten years now and I love it more and more everyday :). While i enjoy the fun of putting together a project, I also take it seriously. I put my mind and my heart in everything I create. I consider my work as eclectic and a little bit on the "simple" side. I also love photography which comes hand in hand with scrapbooking. Most importantly I have 3 kids and a grandson. I've been married for 30 years and counting, to the love of life my husband, Chris. Besides being a mom, a wife and a scrapbooker, I'm also a bookkeeper during daytime. Yes, Life is good. It's not the big pleasures that bring the most happiness, it's making a great deal out of the little ones. We all get our share of troubles and sadness. But we also get a shot of life's tiny delight--and the best part is they are everywhere and all around us.

This is Adora's blog- pop over and say hello-

Please help us welcome veteran designer and coordinator...Pinky

her laid back style always brings new fun and funky creations.


Hi I am Cristal but everyone calls me Pinky.

I am just a country mom living by Nashville, TN with my 3 boys, 15 chickens, 2 dogs and 1 cockatiel. I love creating and haven't found anything I won't try. 

I am a no rule sort of gal who loves off the wall crazy designs with a no hold barred attitude towards my projects. From trying a new technique to making it sassy- that's where you will find me and to me everything that is handmade it 100% art!

It's amazing and beautiful because it comes from one place- the heart. 

I am excited to be back again for another fantastic term with Clear Scraps!


You can find her blog over here, aren't you curious to see what she has created today?


We are thrilled for you to meet our 2013/2014 designers- stay tuned for more!

Saying goodbye...

  Hey there crafty people Rita Barakat here!
After three years I am saying goodbye to Clear Scraps.
This is my last post and I can truly say it was a very hard decision to make.
 If you have never had the pleasure of meeting Jim and Susan Frase in person,
  let me just tell you that they are truly amazing people.
They make Clear Scraps a wonderful place to work,
which also why it makes it so hard to leave.
Before I do though I though it would be fun to look 
at some of my favorite pieces through the past few years...
A layout with XL Shapes and small banners.
Send it Clear card.
Fairy wings cut out of acrylic.
Acrylic ATC.
Small expression title and shapes.
  A chipboard bird.
And a new creation for todays post.
 So for the new DT, congrats- this is a great place to be!
For you blog readers, you might catch me as an occasional guest DT or on my blog .
And for Jim & Susan thank you for letting me be a part of the Clear Scraps family.
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Please Welcome Three Talented Designers!

We wanted to take a moment to let you get to know our designers this week. 

Be sure to check out their blogs for more fun information!

Introducing a fresh face to the Clear Scraps team- the ever amazing

Monica Edwards


I am a mother of 2 beautiful children who are 18 and 21. My son is 21 whose name is Andre and my daughter Mariah is 18.  I have been married for over 20 years and reside in the sunny state of Florida.  I love crafting and have been crating since I was a teen, but just started blogging over a year ago.  I love fun bright colors, yet I also love the Vintage look. I love to be able Create, Share, and Inspire.


And returning for another wonderful year with the very creative 

Jennifer Haggerty


Hi, I'm Jennifer: wife to Chris, mom of two from Central Illinois. I'm currently a stay at home mom but do hold a license in dental hygiene.  I started scrapbooking in the late 90's and love documenting life's events!  Mini albums are my favorite but I love trying new trends in the industry! I'm excited to be a part of the Clear Scraps team!



And also returning for her second term the ingenious

Elena Olinevich



My name is Elena Olinevich and I am from Belarus ( Eastern Europe)

I have been scrapping for more than 6 years and started as a cardmaker
but at the present moment I am addicted to Layouts with some mixed
media techniques, with a sense to details and layering.
Also I like to do altered art and OTP projects, using fabric, lace and paints.
  I adore using flowers, fabric  or hand made from different materials.
 What about my style?
 so I like making grungy to look elegant,
and being a gentle person all my creations look feminine and soft.

We hope you take the time to visit our Design Team, they inspire us every day and we know they will inspire you! 
Look for more posts this week getting to know this talented group of women! 


Two Wheels

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a layout I created using the Gears Mascil and texture embossing paste. 

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1. Paint Gears embellishments with gesso. Allow to dry and paint Glimmer Glaze on the opposite side. 


2. Tape Mascil down and spread Black Embossing Paste on Deco Shape. Carefully remove mascil and wash mascil immediately to remove excess paste. 

3. When the paste is dry on the Deco Shape, flip over and stencil gesso in random areas using dry wall tape as a stencil. 

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4. Stamp sentiment in permanent ink.

5. Adhere photos, cardstock and gears to layout

Supplies Used: Clear Scrap (12 x 12 Gears Mascil, XL Deco Shape, Gears Embellishments), Dreamweavers Black Embossing Paste, Stampendous alphabet stamps, Tattered Angels Oil Slick Glimmer Glaze, white gesso, Archival ink