Friday, May 15, 2015

Two Great Companies... awesome hop!

This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and we’re excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!

Our friends at Clear Scraps take pride in new product inventions with the best interactive albums and the best innovative designs.  In addition to their own fantastic and innovative products, Clear Scraps sells a huge selection of Stampendous products as they travel the nation visiting various consumer shows like Scrapbook Expos and others.

For my project today, I've taken a set of pages and created an album perfect for anyone buying a new home or even a military family moving to a new duty assignment.  I had a fun time making this as the idea popped into my head almost as soon as I saw the products I received.  Here's my project:

Here's what I used to create this project:

Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Derwent® Inktense™ Pencils
Archival Ink Jet Black Pad by Ranger®
Copic® Markers: Y15, Y18, YG67, W7
Solid Oak, Inc. Steampunk™Small Gears
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
AC Remarks® Highline Alphabet Stickers
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology Key

Here's what I did to create this project:

  • Stamp houses, color with pencils
  • Cut houses out but leave a grassy section creating an increasing height of grass with each page
  • Lay each house/grass section down on green cardstock, draw around it and trim to match that section (This gives you a way to adhere the pieces to the acrylic but cover the glue and it gives it a more finished look and a place to write)
  • Take clear gear embellishment and color both sides of it with the darker yellow Copic® marker
  • Remove protective covering from pages and adhere papers as shown, be sure to insert sun/gear behind top paper on the last page
  • With a green Copic®, color gears that have been matched up to create trees
  • With the warm gray Copic®, draw tree trunks and branches and attach gears, one on each side of acrylic page for each tree
  • Stamp sentiments on each page
  • Adhere letters to tabs to spell "Home"
  • Using lighter yellow Copic®, add sun rays on back page
  • Poke holes through papers to add rings
  • Put rings through and add a key to top ring and add extra gears to bottom ring

I hope I've not left anything off but I really think it's pretty obvious what I did if you just look at the photos.  I really love how this turned out.  It makes me super happy when a project comes out pretty much exactly the way I have it pictured in my head.

So, do we have prizes for this hop?  Clearly we do!!! In fact, we have three prize packages up for grabs.  Each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout the week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….

Aussies – Look HERE!  An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!  The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway!!  How completely exciting! Plus they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop, The Stencil Specialists are offering A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould.  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and include in which area you live! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

Here's the list of each teammate hopping along today.  Be sure to comment on each blog if you want a chance to win one of the awesome prize packages.

Lea Kimmel (me)

That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please be sure to check back with us on Monday to see if you're a lucky winner.  In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!



  1. What a great idea!! I love that you used keys to "bind" it!!! This is such a colorful and fun way to memorialize new home!! TFS!

  2. this is darling. Love the layering. Now I have an idea for embellishing some of the clear albums that I have.
    thanks for sharing
    Illinois -

  3. Very cool. I love how each page peals away another layer. TFS

  4. How fun! Great design
    on each page, making
    it all flow together!
    Carla from Utah

  5. That is so adorable. I love the added gears and the way you made the story work.

  6. Lea, this is really cool! Wow! I love the bright colors and your detail to covering up only part of each album page and it's sentiment. Thank you for sharing all your awesome projects this week for the hop!

  7. Bright and happy creation, Lea! Love the gear as the sun...very clever.

  8. Gears for tree tops!!! Only you would come up with such a creative idea! Love your little book! And these products are so amazing!

  9. Love it! I really like the gear trees and sun. This looks like a fun project to create and a wonderful gift to receive!

  10. What a clever idea to use KEYS!!! So matches the HOME theme!! SO BRIGHT AND FUN!!!!! LOVE your GORGEOUS album!!

  11. This is just so neat how you did this!!! The interactive design is just wonderful. What a happy project!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Love your project. Little houses are my favorite.

  13. Lea, I absolutely adore this! Love the houses :)

  14. So cute and colorful!
    Sue in Ohio

  15. This is just so cooL! Love it!


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