March 26, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Trees

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Hello!  Welcome to the Trees blog hop! This month we're using Club Scrap's Trees collection.  I'm going to show you how I used the beautiful paper in the kit to create some handmade details for my scrapbook layout.

If you traveled here from Lisa's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap Creates blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

As usual, on the first of the month I got all excited and created a mood board based on the theme of the kit and the warm and springy colors in the palette:


Follow Marya Kaszubinski's board Trees Mood Board - Club Scrap March 2014 on Pinterest.

Check out my other mood boards here and here.

This month I was particularly drawn to the beautiful greens in the kit and in my mood board, and I also found a lot of inspiration from quilts and geometric shapes on Pinterest.



I was lucky enough to take some time off of work last week and go scrapping at my friend Marie's house for four days, so I tackled a lot of scrapping projects that were in the works.  I was able to complete the bulk of my New Zealand album...which has since turned into albums.  I knew the lush greens and browns of this kit would go perfectly with my hiking pictures.  (Even the bright red mushroom goes with these papers - do you see that thing?  Pretty sure that is straight out of Super Mario Bros.)


I used this month's layout card as the basis of the layout, and took advantage of the open white space to "quilt" with some paper.  (Quilting and this kit seem to go hand in hand - check out Kay's card and layout here!)  I cut some of the paper into 1.5 inch squares and then in half again to make triangles.  Then I paired them up to make my own quilted embellishment.


I also did some paper cutting on this page by cutting two sides of a triangle and folding the flap back to create an open space that I later backed with the white paper from the kit.  I adhered the flaps with foam tape so they would retain their dimension - I was really pleased with the combination of the flaps and the flat paper triangles!


Finally, to continue with the quilted theme, I added some hand-stitched details with my trusty paper piercer, needle and thread.  I finished this part up while watching Breaking Bad - I find it so relaxing!  (Not the show.  The show is awesome and addictive and thrilling, but relaxing it is not.)

I hope to get some more paper piecing and "quilting" into my projects since I loved how this page turned out.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you might try some quilting and hand stitching in your projects!  Head on over to Annette Dragon's to see what she has to share.  Come back next month when we're working with the floral Hydrangeas collection!




22 comments:

  1. Wow--I love all of the detail on this page. I know the sewing part is a lot of work! Me? I'd probably try to fake the stitches with pierced holes and a white gel pen. In fact, I should give that a whirl . . . lazy girl quilting fake-out. Your real deal is incredible.

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    1. Lol Tricia, I would never have thought of that trick! Definitely less time-consuming - I will have to try that out for sure!

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  2. Marya, wow is right. The quilting on your page is drop dead gorgeous!! Really a masterpiece for your pages.

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  3. Marya, I absolutely LOVE quilting! I haven't done it in years, but you have really inspired me to get out my paper piercer and some waxed linen thread and stitch on some paper. Thanks!!

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  4. I love the paper quilting, a lot. Beautiful page!

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  5. Beautiful and i love the stitching.

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  6. Love love love the hand stitching! We are just starting season 5 of Breaking Bad...we have never seen it before-CRAY CRAY!

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    1. I just started binge-watching it a couple of weeks ago and I finished up season 3 last night - if I can multi-task with Breaking Bad and scrapbooking then I am a happy girl!

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  7. Ditto what everybody else said! The hand stitching is my favorite part!

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  8. Love your mood board and I can see how it helped you to create thes beautiful scrappages.
    Wonderful elements.

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  9. Your layout is awesome! I love the quilt squares with the stitching.

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  10. Your pages are awesome Marya, really something special! Once again, I love your Mood Boards, such great inspiration from you.

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  11. Wow, so cool, I love all your sewn bits and details! Beautiful, TFS!

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  12. I love the quilting look to this page and the lifted ones are awesome, love the stiching too!

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  13. I love the idea of a style board for a kit. Your quilted pages are so textural and dimensional. Very wonderfully done! TFS

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  14. Grad you are finishing your album. The stitching really makes it pop!

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  15. Wow! the quiliting is beautiful! Great layout! I know what you mean about finishing your albums. I am almost done with my trip to Israel.

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  16. I agree with Tricia - there are some good CS stitching stencils too - Tiny Treasures (from 2006) and the Navajo one. Although, some hand-stitching really adds texture - love the additions on the left page layout.

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  17. Wow! I love the quilting...although I, too, am a lazy girl and would probably wimp out and do it with a pen. Gorgeous pages!

    Bossann

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  18. Love the quilting on your page. I do the sewing on my cards the way Trisha does -- paper piercer and pen! Gorgeous layouts and wonderful pictures! Have a great day!

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  19. Great layout. Love the quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Great stuff Marya! Beautiful!

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