Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
· Bazzill- Button Stackers: Snowflake or Hearts.
· Momenta/ATD- “Sassy” stickers for: Travel, Girl, Marriage, Baby, Birthday, Mama, Guy and Friends.
· SEI- Promise Me papers, cardstock stickers and gold foil frames.
Check out some of our new upcoming classes for Valentines Day and sign up today! The Design Team will be changing the wall on Wednesday so stop by and see all of the new pages and projects featuring the Twig 2 line from Little Yellow Bicycle. Have a great week! Debbie
I always love to go back through my albums to get inspiration on layouts that I really love- try it and scraplift from yourself. It is a great way to get your pages done!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
While I'm not sure I agree with this sentiment....
I took the solid side of one of the SEI papers and got out my stamps, creating a snowflake background for my card. I layered a strip of the perforated paper, tied a piece of ribbon, then added the sentiment. This is a quick and easy design to do if you find you need a card - and fast!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The SEI Silver Valley line of paper is perfect for all your snow pictures. I used 8 1-inch strips of Stargazing paper and cut trees and snowflakes out of the Silver Valley paper. The background is white glitter paper with torn edges, chalked with Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, on blue cardstock. The journaling was printed on transparency film and the page finished with some embellishments.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It's actually a really easy process- just takes some time- but to me it's so worth it!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Basic Grey- 4 new paper additions to the Kissing Booth line along with wooden buttons, element sticker and Hero Arts Tapestry Script stamp.
Design Originals- Zentangle 6, Zentangle for Kidz! And Zen Mandalas idea books.
EK Success- Jolee’s Jingle Bells and Heart Repeats dimensional stickers. Sticko cars stickers.
Uchida- Ivy Leaf Embossing Punch.
If you would like to crop this weekend please sign up early as we will only be having a Friday night crop. Start checking out some of the sneak peeks from the vendors and see all of the new products coming out at CHA next weekend. See something that you think I should order for the store, email me, Debbie@scrapbooks-plus.com and I will see if I can get it! If you would like to preorder some of Tim Holtz new dies let me know because I am working on the order this week! I will be ordering all of the new items that will start shipping in February and go through April. Enjoy the week! Debbie
Saturday, January 21, 2012
SEI Silver Valley paper was ideal for creating this layout of my brother and sisters as kids. I had planned on a B&W theme and reconsidered; the river rock double sided Silver Valley was perfect for these old B&W pictures. I liked the variegated gray and the reverse small checkered pattern; it added a
I love the Madame Boutique Collection by Kaiser Craft. There are so many beautiful papers to choose from!! I kept this layout simple by only using ribbon and flowers as embellishments. I cut the flowers out of the Knickers paper and layered them with foam tape for some added dimension. The Knickers paper offers different sizes and colors of flowers, making it easy to cut and stack them for that 3-D effect!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Did you know that it's easy to change the color of your paper? This background started off as a white-on-white embossed paper. When I took my Distress Inks and stains to the paper, the embossed areas resisted the ink - and gave me a wonderful way to customize the paper to fit my photos!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I had a enough scraps of my Bo Bunny stash left over to create these cards. They use paper, stickers and chipboard. I also added a few sparkle rhinestones to the chipboard pieces for a bling-y touch and my corner rounder to soften the edges of the papers! Feel free to click on the cards for a close up. The card fronts are all 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (the card base is half of an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock sheet).
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Advantus- Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap.
Basic Grey- Kissing Booth papers, 6x6 paper pad, diecut flowers, mixed brads, blank cards with envelopes and Canvas Samplers Display Board.
Bo Bunny- Snowfall paper addition, chipboard and Mini Edgy Album. (If you are following the Bo Bunny blog they are featuring a mini album class on Mondays using some of the Snowfall Collection of paper, stickers, chipboard and more! We have all of the supplies in stock to complete the album if you are interested just ask!)
Crafters Workshop- Mini Tie- Dyed 6x6 template. Webbing, Bricks and Branches 12x12 templates.
EK Success- 28 new Jolee’s Dimensional stickers featuring baby, Valentines, Travel, St Patrick’s Day, Sports and more!
Ellison/Sizzix- Tim Holtz new dies: Butterflight, Old Glory, Love Struck, Mini Tattered Florals, Mini Old Glory and Rabbit & Bow. Tim Holtz Texture Fades: Americana Background & Borders Set and Springtime Background & Borders Set.
October Afternoon- Holiday Style Miscellany.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
January means one thing around here -- Pinewood Derby time. Last year I took a few photos of our car building extravaganza (well, actually my husband doing the cutting and sanding).
I mixed this month's kit with a couple pieces of the My Mind's Eye kraft Funday collection - one of the papers and a banner. For the title I used some wood grained Thickers that had been sanded.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This Thursday we're doing tags 9 and 10 from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. We'll be doing image transfers with packing tape -- yes, packing tape! -- and a fun stamping technique. Join us from 11:30 - 2:30. It's a make-and-take, not a class, so no sign-ups necessary!
We've got kits at the store with a tag and and any die cuts you'll need. You bring the rest!
Here's what you'll need.
Tag 9 (directions here):
Bring your favorite background stamp. You'll also need distress ink (Tim used the winter seasonal colors, vintage photo, and wild honey), paint dabbers (pitch black and snow cap), ink blending tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool, adhesive, rock candy distress stickles, sanding grip; tulle, any alphas, and any bling.
Tag 10 (directions here):
Facets, brads (2 small), alphas, distress ink (Tim used brushed corduroy and forest moss), black archival ink, perfect pearls mists (heirloom gold), gold paint dabber, glossy accents, clear embossing powder, heat tool, ink blending tool, thin jute or string (I used baker's twine). For the bottom of the tag, you can use a bit of lace or ribbon, large pearls, small Christmas ornaments, or pieces from Christmas picks.
The white boxes shown on the layout are not mats- they are to show where the photos will be on your completed layout. As you can see, you can fit a lot of photos on this layout- a total of 6! (3 - 3x3", 2- 4x5" and 1- 4x6"- plus two places for journaling). The free elements this week are the die cut snowflakes- one large and three smaller ones, sprayed with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in "Bell Bottom Jeans". Supplies are limited so hurry in today!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Crafter’s Workshop- 6x6 Templates: Cosmic Bubbles, Wonky Circles, Retro Squares, Basic Circles and Rustic Paint. 12x12 Templates: Summer and Harlequin.
Ellison- Standard and Extended Sizzix Cutting Pads.
October Afternoon- Farmhouse buttons, Tin Pins, shape stickers and Miscellany. (Papers should be in soon!) Holiday Style papers. ( We will have a Wednesday Make and Take using some of these papers on 1/25/12)
Provo Craft- Cuttlebug “C” Adapter.
Don’t forget to reserve you space for the crops this weekend; they are starting to fill up! Join us on Thursday for Tim’s Tags #9 and #10 from 11:30- 2:30. Check out our new classes this month. Have a great week! Debbie
Sunday, January 8, 2012
January’s paper choice is very versatile. It can be used for much more than Christmas and winter layouts! For this layout, I used the Mountain Trail and Lodge papers. Taking a .50” circle punch to the outside edge of the Mountain Trail paper in 1” increments will give you a nice postage stamp edge. To do this, mark your paper every inch starting from the center of each side. Then take your circle punch and punch a half circle centered on each mark. The vintage photo effect is achieved with Ranger Crackle Accents and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I also used two Tim Holtz dies; Weathered Clock and Key & Lock. To give the lock & key an aged look, I used both chipboard and a page from an old book. I then glued both pieces together, distressed them and finished off with Ranger Glossy Accents. The clock was cut out of Ranger Foil Tape Sheets and colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks. I plan on framing this in a shadow box frame and giving it to my mom for display so she can always remember this special time in her parents’ lives!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
When I saw these papers and started to think about what I wanted to scrap with them. I just kept thinking of all the things we like to do on a snow day.
We love to play outside until we are sooo cold and then come in and warm up with hot coco.
We like to make our favorite breakfast casserole and play board games while it bakes.
There are so many warm family memories made on spontaneous snow days.
I decided to make a layout with journaling about all of the different things we do on snow days.
Since I didn't have any pictures of us on a particular snow day sitting around in our PJ's playing Uno I had to find another photo to help tell the story.
I took this photo of our house on one of our many snow days a few years ago. It turned out to be the perfect photo to help me tell my story.
I did my journaling on these little tags. I inked the edges lightly with blue ink. Then I attached different ribbons to each tag adding even more texture and dimension to my layout.
I never would have scrapped about this if I hadn't been inspired by this paper.
What inspires you to scrap?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I love the music paper with perforations! It was really fun to work with and I split it up and used on several projects! I also played with die cutting and embossing the red suede paper. It cut like butter with my Cricut and embosses beautifully! Here's a close up of the embossing- it was tough to photograph- but it really looks cool in person!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This week we've got Fancy Pant's Winterland collection - just in time for this week's chilly weather. I had a hard time choosing which of the cards to use - so I put in three! And Amy Tangerine's Thickers are a perfect match for this paper - as well as cute!
This layout has quite a few options - you can put two 4x6 photos on the left and a smaller 3x4 photo on the right hand side, as I have. Or, if you have more photos leave off some - or all - of the smaller cards and add more 4x6 photos. Still more photos? Move the title to the second page and add another row of 4x6 photos above the stripe.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
We'll be demoing his glassine paper and playing with alcohol inks. And, for those steampunk fans, tag 8 is right up your alley! We've got kits with a tag and any die cut pieces you'll need for $3.50. You supply the rest.
Supplies you'll need: adirondack alcohol inks (Tim used bottle, lettuce, oregano, meadow, red pepper, metallic mixative/gold), blending solution, distress stains (Tim used antique linen, pumice stone, and forest moss), distress ink pads (Tim used vintage photo, frayed burlap, and black soot), distress stickles (picket fence), craft sheet, mister bottle, heat tool, gold paint,snow cap white paint daubber, embossing ink, black embossing powder, adhesive; baubles, sanding grip, trimmings; ; paper distresser, scissors, lace
Supplies you'll need: distress inks (Tim used winter seasonal inks, walnut stain, and frayed burlap), paint - gold, silver, copper, archival ink/jet black, stickles (christmas red), ink blending tool, distress stain (Tim used fired brick and peeled paint), journaling tickets, plaquettes, sprocket gears, game spinners, alpha parts, light bulbs, pen nibs, vial labels, film strip ribbon, tiny attacher, sanding grip.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
SEI’s Silver Valley is a wonderful wintery collection of scrapbook papers and embellishments.
The pretty pearly accents and shimmery silver hues are perfect for capturing all of your winter memories. The blues are a great choice for creating snowy layouts while the reds and browns come together nicely and are just what you need to get started on the 2011 Christmas album.
And if these lush double sided papers aren’t enough to entice you wait until you see the embellishments. Every embellishment is well designed. From the foil die cuts to the stickers to the dimensional embellishments each little detail makes this Silver Valley a must have in memory keeping this winter.
For some very inspiring examples of how to use these products and to see the projects created by the 2012 Design Team stop by ScrapbooksPlus and take a look at the Design Team Wall. Starting January 3rd the 2012 Design Team projects will be featured throughout the store.