Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Club Scrap's Bookshelves Blog Hop!

Welcome to Random Doorways and Club Scrap's second Blog Hop! This time, we're showcasing the March Kit, Bookshelves. I’ve gotta say, I’ve been getting Club Scrap kits for a few years now and this is one of my all time favorites! I just love the colors and imagery so much!

I'm working with the Bookshelves Digital Kit  - first up, a layout…

While this may look like a fairly complex layout, it's really not. Each month's Club Scrap Digital™ kits comes with a few ‘clusters’ - these clusters are groups of elements that have been carefully created with drop shadows added resulting in a single element that looks like it took you a while to put together! This particular layout is made up of only 5 elements - background, photo, cluster and 2 text elements (the title and the date). I really love this type of layered paper cluster, since it easily adds a lot of complexity and richness to a layout, without having to do a lot of work - it really only tok a few minutes to create this layout - I love the instant gratification!

Next, I created a digital card! I love sharing digital cards because they’re easy to make and quite versatile - you can send them via email or Facebook, or even print them out and turn them into hybrid paper cards!

This one was pretty easy to assemble - after layering a few background pieces, I added the cat bookplate stamp graphic, removed the ‘Ex Libris’ and added the “Thank you” sentiment, and recolored the stamp graphics a nice rich brown. A fiber and globe element finishes this card off quite nicely.

Hope you enjoyed my creations with this awesome kit! Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop on this blog hop is
Roni Johnson’s Ink Stains with Roni

If you’re just joining the hop now, here’s a complete list of all of this month’s participants:
Karen Wyngaard
Pat Huntoon
Julie Heyer
Ron Perry (you are here!)
Roni Johnson
Deb Charlesworth
Deb Weller
Jill Pechauer
Tricia Morris
Hetty Sanders
Kay Williamson
Cathy Gray
Anne Marie Healey
Anne Hunter
Shona Gibson
Jen Rodgers

And don’t forget to leave comments when you visit - we do love to read your messages!!


Julie said...

Ron I always love your photos and how you find the perfect one to place in your digital layouts. The elements in the kit are stunning.
And what a clever fellow, taking out the words from the digi bookplate and adding thank you! Great job!

Karen Wyngaard said...

Awesome page and card, Ron. I actually had to do a double-take on the page first I thought it was a traditional paper page. (Maybe I need more coffee?)

Hetty said...

Wonderful page and card, Ron. I love your sunset picture and those embellishments.

Pat Huntoon said...

Your digi work is just outstanding! Just love that layout and your card is great too. Amazing!

Tricia Morris said...

Great card and layout, Ron. I need to carve out some digi playtime!

Donna Lee said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
And I plan to imitate this layout and card - with paper.
Beautiful work, Ron.

Rachelle said...

Beautiful layout, Ron. I'm starting to really love those layered paper clusters too. Really gives a nice look.

Queen of Dishing said...

Love that cat image, one of my faves ever I think from CS. Nice job!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Great work, Ron! I love how the digi embellies look so 3D.

Jennifer said...

Very nice card and layout. This kit is a good one, isn't it? The colors and graphics are perfect for so many photos and cards.

Carolyn said...

Thanks - a great idea for this weeks PSL challenge as well!!

Kay Williamson said...

Oh Ron, everything you do is so clever, classy and outstanding! Love what you do with this collection.

crzymom said...

I love seeing what you do with the digi kits Ron! Thank you for the inspiration.

Farley said...

Darn Ron...I was hoping those gorgeous stones and doodads linked together were REAL. They look so gorgeous I want to wear them. Wonderful backdrop for your sunset photo and love the "easy" card.

Shona said...

Awesome Ron. Admittedly I have never used clusters!

Debbie Weller said...

I sooo love the real life look of the digi kit elements!!

Holly said...

Ron, this is gorgeous! I may have to use your layout as inspiration for a paper one this week!

April Puzzuoli said...

Wonderful, Ron! Amazing Sunset.

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout and love the cat bookplate graphic on the card.

fuzzylover said...

you always make digi look so easy. Maybe someday - but I do love your ideas and lessons.

MyAuntKat said...

Ron, you do such great digi work. LOVE the cat bookplate card.

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