Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Clear Scraps Blog Hop

Yay, it's time for another blog hop and I am hurriedly typing up this post. You see, the last time we had a hop I lost electricity for 12 hours, had a plan to come home from the Portland Trailblazer game and get my post written and prescheduled to post in a couple hours. Well, by the time we got home...no power and all of my photos for said post were still on my camera. Ugh! Now, flash forward to tonight. Another Trailblazer game and once again plans to get this post up when I got home. We're home and we do have power, but we also have freezing rain, our street is a sheet of ice (yes, witnessed first hand as we fishtailed it around the corner heading to our house) and there is a big accident j that just occurred a few houses down. There are firetrucks, ambulances and flares. They are turning all of the traffic around. So, long story short...I ran in here to get this posted before something else happened and I couldn't!!!!

As many of you know CHA-W (the Craft and Hobby Association winter tradeshow) is just a couple of weeks away. Clear Scraps is releasing a lot of new and fun things. The owners also owned another company that featured cast acrylic and they have now combined the two companies under the Clear Scraps name. This cast acrylic is different from the Clear Scraps acrylic in that it is much more rigid and sturdy, you can't punch, cut, emboss, or sew through cast acrylic. But, it is very cool because you can do things with it that the other acrylic isn't "tough" enough for, Such as make a 12x12 shaped album that has clear hinges and posts with normal refill pages!!!!!!!!!! 

You should have arrived here from Elise's blog, if not head back to the Clear Scraps blog and start at the beginning of the list of designers' blogs. You'll be getting a sneak peak of brand new Clear Scraps products that will be available on the Clear Scraps website soon.....

The project I am showing you tonight is one of those new cast acrylic albums that I mentioned above....I can't begin to express how cool these are!







First, no I didn't sew on this cast acrylic, I sewed the paper before adhering it to the album. Notice the little airplane? I stamped that on with StazOn ink. The orange mist is sprayed on the backside of the cover and then I used Super Seal over the top to keep it from smearing. 

Now onto your next stop........the very talented Rita is up next.

Just click HERE to go to her blog and don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs you visit to be eligible to be entered to win some Clear Scraps!

45 comments:

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

gorgeous album Tonya!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very nice album. Thank you for sharing.

Scraplijn said...

What a beautiful album, I love it.
A very special album.
greetings from Holland
Marjolijn.

Andrea aka Andy Scrap said...

Love it to bits...I had no idea that the clear acrylics is so versatile. Gonna have to get me some of those. Thank for the hop.

The Altered Page said...

Love the details of this album!! Fabulous.

Sandi Smith said...

wow...those albums are gorgeous!

LynneForsythe said...

Fantabulous!!!

Brittney said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love this. Perfect travel album!

curlyqmosaics said...

super cool album! Love how you stitched on the paper first, and then attached. I was really trying to figure out how how sewed onto the acrylic. And that airplane on there is just fab! Small, but has such great presence...gotta love Staz-on!

Michele said...

lovely! thanks for sharing

lszalil said...

Nice album Tonya.

Lili

Ilene said...

Such a cool idea to have a 12x12! I love it, it would look great with a beautiful first page LO!

Manda_K said...

AWESOME!!! Love the album!!

Bev said...

Great album! Inspires me to get going on my "trip" album.

StampinCathy said...

This is totally AWESOME! I just love the southwestern theme.

joni said...

So pretty!!! TFS

Ziggyeor said...

Ohh I love the page. I'm envisioning one for TN and FL and possibly New Orleans.

connie said...

beautiful album!

Scrapycandy said...

How unusual! What terrific inspiration! Thank you so much.

Lesabe said...

Wow awesome. I am excited to try this out....

Becky said...

oh I so love this

M-C said...

That is beyond cool! TFS

cathy said...

Cute--lie the cactus.

wendela said...

wow Tonya, it's so beautiful!

x
wendela

Sabr said...

wow! seriously gorgeous!!

Lillian Child said...

Thanks for telling us how you added your elements to the acrylic - simply amazing results.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kelly Sas said...

Great album. Can't quite grasp the total concept of the clear album without a metal or something else spine. Really looking forward to seeing one (or winning one!)

Vicki said...

Great album. Looks like fun to do. Thanks for sharing.

ScrapinFunatic said...

too cute, thanks for sharing.

Denise
mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

Sylvia taylor said...

I am loving this album, And yes I did think you had sewn through the covers lol.

Gloria said...

this is so cool. Love it

Manhattan Mandie said...

Ok, now that is just COOL! I love how you sprayed and stamped on the back... What a fun idea! I would LOVE to play with one of those albums :)

Isbel Ahmad said...

Great Job!!!!!!

Sylvia said...

That is amazing!!
So Super Clear Sealer will seal in the paint you misted? That's cool! Where would I get that sealer?

Sylvia said...

That is amazing!!
So Super Clear Sealer will seal in the paint you misted? That's cool! Where would I get that sealer?

Tisha Grindley said...

Another beautiful project!!!! Great job!!! I need to get some acrylic:)

Ola said...

This is a stunning album.... I'm still so amazed by this!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com(<-blog candy alert)!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Fun project!

Tamir family said...

very interesting work!!!

Jenn said...

What a cool album! I love the little details you made with the sewing and the misting. :)

Larissa Heskett said...

FABULOUS PROJECT!! I LOVE THE WAY YOU DESIGNED THIS AND THE SUN IS SO CUTE!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!! =)

Fiorella said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! love the details!

Kelly Massman said...

How cool!

Lindy said...

Tonya....this is soooo super cute. Just beautiful! I love it!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that album is sooooo cool, my darling girl!