Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Scrapjazz Kit Club Goes Live!

Happy Hump Day!! I am posting today to say that my long awaited journey to be a member of a kit blog is over. I have been a member of for years and six of us decided to try it. It was modeled after the Kits of Occasion Blog that I drool over every month.

We are not doing it a monthly but more of on a bi-monthly basis. Some of the girls are novice card makers, as well as photographers but each one did a fabulous job. So please visit the Scrapjazz Kit Club blog to see what everyone created!!!

I was in charge of the kit for this month and here is what I sent out in August.
I sent out a lot of images that needed to be colored and I think this was a challenge for most of the girls. However, that is what it is all about, right?

I actually had a rough time making projects for this reveal. First, I did not have enough of some things for me to use myself. Next time I will be better at including me in the count. Second, well, I don't use patterned papers that much on my cards. I will make them myself or use embossing rather then patterned papers. I decided I need to make a point of using this type of paper on my cards, though, because I have TOO MUCH IN MY STASH not to. Just FYI-this post is very heavy on the images.

My first two cards used the penguins from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Penguins in Paradise."

I colored the tree and the penguin in with Copic markers and then cut it out. I placed it inside an oval frame that contained a patterned paper background. I made sure a piece of the tree overlapped the frame, though.

I cut the "cheers" sentiment out and made it into a banner. Instead of leaving it white, I inked it up with blue ink to match the background.

The second penguin card I used a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch blog. It was one from a couple weeks ago.

I had fun coloring the bathing suit on this penguin. I colored it with green Copic markers and then added some blue polka dots. I thought it need a bit more pop so I used a white gel pen to then draw around the polka dots.

I used an My Favorite Things "In and Out Stitched Square" die to cut the penguin out. I layered it over an A2 top folding card that I had covered in patterned paper, a banner and some blue circles. I then added some sequins that were in the kit.

For the third card that I utilized only patterned paper and card stock.

I die cut the bottom of two pieces of the patterned paper with the "A2 Card Curved Edge" die from Simon Says Stamp! I layered it over a piece of card stock that I had embossed. I then adhered a sentiment banner and a heart. Next I wrapped some thread around the front three times and added two pins. The pins were my "mystery" item that I put in the package. Only one other person wound up using them on a card!!

My next card was another simple card.

I layered one of the piece of patterned papers over a white top folding A2 card base. I then adhered the Paper Trey Ink "hugs" sentiment that was in the kit. I kind of cheated for the balloon because all the other girls, if they used it, had to fussy cut it. I had the die so I die cut it out. (It was from WPlus9's "Party Animal" set.) I then used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, blended it onto the balloon and then adhered the balloon to the card front.

Next I used foam adhesive to adhere the Mama Elephant panda from "Pandamonium." I die cut a balloon string using Lawn Fawn "Party Balloon" dies. I cut it apart to make it work for the front and adhered it so it looked like the panda was holding onto it.

The last card was the one that I spent the most time putting together.

I colored in the elephant, bunny, and tooth brush with Copic markers. I set them aside and created the background scene using Distress ink and water color paper. (Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky.) I used the "smooshing" technique with a piece of acetate, the distress ink and a mister filled with water. I dried this with my heat gun and adhered it onto the front of a white, top folding A2 card base.

I then cut a circle slightly smaller then the background scene in my orange patterned paper and adhered that to the card front. I then adhered the critters onto the scene, adding some sequins to complete it.

I cheated here a bit too. I stamped the sentiment onto the card front instead of using one from the kit. Under it a I placed a piece of green card stock from the kit. I added some Wink of Stella over it and the handle of the tooth brush.

Have you made it to the end? I hope so!! I do not usually post this many cards in one post so please forgive me. I just got a kit in the mail to play with that will be posted in October. Please, please, check out the Scrapjazz Kit Club to see all the fun cards that everyone else made!!!

Have a great day!!


Hannelie said...

Awesome job on all of these cards Nora!

Michele Kovack said...

Love the variety of cards!!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations on your new venture, Nora! Looks like Scrapjazz Kit will definitely be a huge hit!! All the goodies you've sent out are adorable, and look like so much fun to play with! Your creations are fabulous, and I especially like the "remember..." card with its bold colors and large circular sweeps, and the elephant & bunny card. Maybe it's the orange dp...No matter what, they're both really sweet, heck, they ALL are!! I'm heading over to the blog and will check out all the other cards there. Woo hoo!! Bev

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

These cards are all so awesome! I love every one of them! You did a great job using the patterned papers, especially on that 3rd card! Love the beautiful curvy design with the pins & heart. I absolutely love it!

Virginia Lu said...

You have been on a creative overdrive! Each one of them is made with love and passion. Happy WCMD, Nora!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, what a fabulous collection of cards Nora and congratulations on being part of a kit blog you lucky thing. I too have always wanted a pack of goodies to plop through my door so I could play with things I wouldn't necessarily have chosen myself.
I love how each card is so different and how you have utilized all the patterned papers with the cute images.

I can't wait to see your next kit!

Carol x

Marika said...

Beautiful card all of them but I that last one stoled my heart with its colours and design! Great work Nora!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! What a treat! Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is ALWAYS topnotch!
Thank You!!

Taunya Butler said...

I am just super WOWed by the awesomeness of this!!! Love that kit you made and the cards you made are each one so delightful and so full of cuteness and sweetness!!! You did such a great job of using patterned paper - good for you!! I am just so impressed with you and think that you are a MARVEL and a GIFT to all who know you!!! Happy healing!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I am so impressed with all of your cards, Nora...WOW! You did such an amazing job with this kit...I can't even pick a favorite, because they're all fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

What wonderful cards! You put together an amazing kit! I love the cute critters and the wonderful coloring!