Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Club Scrap's Up, Up & Away Blog Hop!

Hi, I'm Ron, welcome to my blog, Random Doorways! Club Scrap Member Hetty Sanders had a great idea to host a blog hop to showcase February's Up, Up & Away kit. I tend to play both with the paper and digital kits, but since I figured that most of the hop participants would be doing things with paper, I opted to made a couple of digital pieces (and I actually help create the digital kits at Club Scrap each month, so I especially like working with them!).

First up is a 12x12 layout using a blended background technique:

If you want to learn more about blending photos into the background, please read my blog tutorial HERE at the Club Scrap Creates! blog.

I tend to keep my layouts pretty basic, so in addition to the photo, there's just a fiber (with custom shadow) and a title that's blended into the background using a layer style. Simple but effective, I think.

Next, I made a digital card:

As a paper crafter, I love to make cards, but I think that many people just don't 'get' the use of digital cards, even though they're a lot of fun to make. I've got another tutorial at Club Scrap Creates! on making and using digital cards. You can read it HERE if you'd like.

This one was really easy to assemble - just a few layers of digital 'paper' (or backgrounds), that ├╝ber-cool steampunk hot air balloon (designed by the very talented Jac Carney and included in the Up, Up & Away digital kit!) and a sentiment or 2 - didn't take more than 20 minutes to create.

So that's just a little bit of what you can create with one of Club Scrap's digital kits. Really, the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Your next stop on the Up, Up & Away Blog Hop is Roni, over at, I hope you'll stop by and say hi!

(And please leave a comment if you enjoyed the post, bloggers love to get comments!)

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Wow! I can't believe it's been 9 months since my last post! It's been one of those years and I may just have to write a post about what's been happening, but for now, I just wanted to post my latest digital layout commemorating this weekend's blizzard. It's actually still snowing a little, but the worst is over at this point. Now it's a waiting game - when will the plows show up to clear the streets in the neighborhood? I really don't want to go out and shovel until the streets are clear (who am I kidding? I really don't want to go out and shovel! Maybe some industrious kids will knock at the door - I'll happily pay them to shovel the walk and driveway.

So here's the layout, using Club Scrap's February Up, Up, & Away digital kit. The photo shows the view out my front door.

Until next time, stay warm and be creative!