Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome to the Bookshelves Blog Hop!

Welcome blog hoppers! Thanks for stopping by!

Each month, Tricia designs 15 beautiful cards using the supplies included in the Greetings to Go pack. From there, she writes a full set of instructions so that you, too, can follow those instructions exactly, or use them as a jumping-off point, to create 15 awesome cards of your own.

In addition, each month we select a Greetings to Go Guest Artist, whose cards are scanned and photographed to be published in the Club Stamp section of the Scrap Rap Magazine. For March, our guest artist was Marya Kaszubinski, and I couldn't wait to share the cards she created!

Unfortunately, the scans and photos just couldn't capture the dimension she created on some of her cards. She made clever use of the "open book" stamp; stamping it several times, and trimming each layer just a bit smaller than the previous layer, to ultimately end up with a very realistic-looking, three dimensional accent.

Here are more close-up photos of Marya's cards for your enjoyment...

Pleated brown ribbon, finished with a button.
A fun way to use scraps.

I love the secondary stamping...looks like a reflection!
Are you ready for more Bookshelves goodness? We have a total of 16 amazing blogs for you to visit today, so make sure you check them all out. Feel free to leave a little blog lovin', too...they'd sure appreciate it! Here's a full list of all of today's blog hop participants:

Club Scrap Creates (you are here)
Pat Huntoon: The Technique Trail
Julie Heyer: Cape Cod Scrapper
Ron Perry: Random Doorways
Roni Johnson: Ink Stains with Roni
Deb Charlesworth: Lift Bridge Cards andCrafts
Deb Weller: Deb Duz Scrappin
Jill Pechauer: Jill P's Place
Tricia Morris: The Efficient Crafter
Hetty Sanders: Craft Chaos
Kay Williamson: Kay's Keepsakes
Cathy Gray: The Artful Gamut
Anne Marie Healey: Artfully Balanced
Anne Hunter: Crzymom's Tidbits
Shona Gibson: Shona Scraps
Jen Rodgers: Scrap Happy Sisters

Well, it's time to hop on over to the next stop on today's Blog Hop, and say "Hi!" to Pat Huntoon at Have a creative day!



  1. Marya did such an amazing job on the cards this month. Thanks for posting all of the detail shots, you are right, they didn't scan all that wonderful detail work. I love the book pages!

    Karen, thanks again for organizing the hop!!

  2. SUPER cards, Marya and thanks for the close up!

  3. Marya, I was absolutely stunned when I saw your batch of cards. Thank you so much for your contribution to the creativity this month!!!

  4. Marya, your cards are beautiful and I really loved what you did with the open book stamp! So creative! Okay, I'm off to blog hop!

  5. Marya's cards are so lovely!
    I'm loving these blog hops. Almost makes me want to start blogging!

    1. Ya, the more the merrier!! and if you consider being part of this blog hop, it really can be a blog about anything that uses that month's kit or some part of it. Every month's kit inspires each of us in different ways as you can see :)

  6. Marya's cards are amazing! Definitely going to CASE some of these.

  7. This is fabulous to have these close up looks at Marya's cards. They are fantastic. Some of the details were totally missed by me in the Rap. For instance, the folded ribbon between the two bookends certainly resembles books. And the dimensional book you pointed out. Unbelievable. Great cards.

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  9. Way to go! What an awesome hop! Thank you everyone who shared their creative inspiration with us. I learned something at every stop.

  10. Marya's cards are truly outstanding and so artful. Fantastic Marya!

  11. Really great cards. I have to admit I rarely look at the rap after it updates with the JR kit. I'll have to make the effort.

  12. Marya's cards really rocked this month! Thanks, Karen, for showcasing them in the blog!!

  13. Beautiful cards! And such a great blog hop with so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for doing this!

  14. I have to say it was fun getting to check out each and every one of Marya's cards as I photo'd them!

  15. Your cards are great! I'll be copying some of them!

  16. I have to say, I love the monthly blog hop. So much fun to see what everyone is doing! Fun stuff!

  17. Great cards and I enjoyed the blog hop.

  18. I love this monthly blog hop too. I am going to make an effort to get a blog going too, so I can join in on the fun. Congrats Marya, for a wonderful set of cards!


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