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Jan 14, 2013

Clear Scraps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clear Scraps new release BLOG HOP & fabulous GIVEAWAY!

If you just came from Elena Olinevich's blog--then you're right on target!  If not, please scroll down to the end of this post to see the blog hop design team order.

We are celebrating 140+ brand new designs & the Clear Scraps design team has come together to showcase a few of these brand new designs with inspirational & innovative projects!

Here's my project--I decided to showcase the Clear Scraps Build It Your Way Album.

I've used S.E.I's Vanilla Sunshine paper collection for this binder.

I decorated the cover as if I were doing a layout--just without any photos.  I had the opportunity to use several large flowers, trims & embellies that I had in my stash that were too bulky for layouts--but were just right for this binder!
Here are a couple of close ups.

The bottom right hand corner photo shows the ribbon I attached that keeps the binder tied closed.  I'm not exactly sure yet what I'll be using this binder for.  It may be for special photos or maybe as a journal or some kind of memory book or keepsake.  All I know is that all of my memory books or journals usually end up bulky!  So that's why I adhered the white ribbon that I can tie in order to keep my binder from flying open.
These butterflies are items from my Etsy shop.  I created them with this binder's color scheme in mind--I wanted a black and coral butterfly--this was the end result.
Now onto the inside of the binder.

All of the acrylic pages I've decorated with stamps.  I used black Staz On ink to stamp random images on the acrylic pages.  TIP: Always remember, that when stamping on acrylic to use a permanent ink such as Staz On.  Using any other kind of ink will cause your image to smear.

The chipboard pages I've covered with different pattern paper.  I've kept the pages fairly simple since--as mentioned previously--I haven't decided yet what I'm going to be using this binder for.
More pages from the binder.  I'm enjoying how it's all coming together--best of all, I get to utilize my large stamps!  :-)
On a couple of the chipboard pages, I've outlined the outer border with sharpie pens & added dots of Star Dust Stickles.
For the chipboard pages that have a more intricate outer border, I've decided to paint the borders with acrylic paint & then heat emboss them with Star Dust transparent embossing powder by Stampendous.  In person these edges have a fabulous shimmer to them.

Below is the list of the design team members participating in the blog hop.  Be sure to visit & comment on EVERY blog for a chance to win an amazing prize package filled with Clear Scraps goodies retailed over $30.00! 

Your next stop is Irene Tan's blog!  Don't forget to leave your comment here before moving on.  NOTE: You do not need to become a follower of my blog in order to qualify for the prize...but if you like what you see--new followers are ALWAYS welcome!  Enjoy the blog hop...




Karla Fatula ----> you are here

Don't forget to leave a comment on the Clear Scraps post letting us know you commented on all the blogs & which new release is your favorite! For an extra chance to win you can 'LIKE' the Clear Scraps Facebook page & share this post on your Facebook.  Then leave a comment on the Clear Scraps post letting us know that you 'liked' Clear Scraps on Facebook & shared the post!

A winner will be posted Friday, January 18th in the morning.  You have until January 17th 12:00am Eastern standard time to complete the blog hop.

36 comments:

klepa_san said...

Очень красивый альбомчик получился. Думаю, в нём отлично будут смотреться и фотографии, и меморабилия, и просто дневниковые записи в таком альбоме вести интересней. Я ни разу не пробовала делать альбом из акриловых заготовок, но очень мне нравится прозрачность страничек!

Pinky Hobbs said...

AWWW This is just adorable Kay!!

wendyp said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

LILY said...

What a neat album....

Laura Gilhuly said...

That mini is stunning! I LOVE your borders! Beautiful work!

Carol said...

I think this is my fav new product addition - the build it your way album - love it. So versatile.

Adora Concepcion said...

gorgeous!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Love what you did with the Album! Absolutely gorgeous! TFS!! ;)

Elena Olinevich said...

I like the way you have combined the colors there. great design as always

Vennita Sparkles said...

Your dimension is great, can't wait to see about this book for my grand baby book!

Julie F said...

Beautiful book! I love the color palette and the extra special embellishing on the cover. Beautiful use of the product!

Sandy said...

the album has lots of deas

Sandy said...

the album has lots of deas

Deanna Lynn said...

Beautiful album...looking forward to starting mine soon.

Jennifer Earley said...

Gorgeous album! Love the sparkle and shimmer and embellies. Everything is just beautiful :)

Sue D said...

I like how you decorated this wonderful album.

MM said...

I'm very excited about the Build it Your Way albums! I love what you've done here - thanks for the inspiration!

Ziggyeor said...

beautiful binder! I'm in love with that black trim that you put on the front. I love the glitter look but I giggle every time I think of a glitter run when I see a binder project with glitter.

Indy said...

Wow! What a lovely journal!

Kathy said...

So bright and I love the colors!!

KC Eddy said...

Love the album!! Well done!

Creations by Zajc said...

Wonderful job! Look forward to learning more about Clear Scraps products and how to use them. :)

Reel Girl said...

Loving your binder! The cover is spectacular!

Kim H said...

love the album, you can get so creative with the acrylic pages. thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Beautiful album! Love all the wonderful details!

Julie S. said...

Great album . So many pretty pages . TFS .

Ruth said...

The colors used are different from what I usually do, but I love how it came out. I think I'll be using these colors to challenge myself. Lovely binder cover overall.

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Fabolous album! Love the mix of clear and covered pages and all the pretty details as the glimmer edges. And the front page is just beautiful - TFS!

Susan Devecchio said...

I love butterflies and yours is beautiful Love your little book

Leah Crowe said...

WOW, sensational album, Kay!! Love that cover, so amazing!!

Maria said...

Beautiful album!

butterfly843 said...

What a pretty album!!

Gina Howe said...

Gorgeous album! I love glitter! The stamped acrylic pages are great!

Scrapfaire said...

The clear albums are making me gasp! LOVING them!!!

JPScraps said...

Lovely binder. Great colors and embellies.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Very beautiful. I love every page. Wonderful job.