Monday, October 24, 2011

Apron Class

I am so excited for the new store to be up and running. The first class scheduled to be taught in the new classroom is this very pretty canvas apron. This class is on Wednesday, November 30th from 7-9 pm. The cost of this class is $15.00, which includes instructor, apron and adhesive. At an extra cost you choose your own ribbon and bling to create your one of a kind designer apron! Members will recieve a discount for additional product. We will learn to make these neat ribbon flowers using Cosmo Cricket's extra large glue dot Glubbers! This apron would make a great Christmas present for that special someone who loves to get dirty or just look pretty! Sign up today as space is limited. Call today 250-785-2711.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lots of photos ~ a two page layout

My friends and I took a ton of photos the day we hiked up to the Teahouse at Lake Louise.  I printed a lot of them off as 2" x 3" and cropped down the few 4" x 6"s I had. The main photo is a 5" x 7".  In the end I managed to get 10 pictures on this layout.

The Bazzill Cardstock I used on my background is masked and misted using my favourite Crafters Workshop vine mask. 

Have you tried Prima's flocked rub-ons yet?  Prima has some gorgeous examples using the rub-ons on their blog here.  I have used the flocked rub-ons on a couple of recent layouts.  On this layout I cut out the negative images left.

I cut up some paper doilies (My Little Yellow Bicycle) and layered them with punched pattern paper and Jenni Bowlin buttons with string tied through the stitch holes.

I layered BoBunny stickers and diecuts and patterned paper.

The circle journal spots are from My Little Yellow Bicycle's friendship tablet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mini Book Class

This mini book is great to put those family pictures you want to cherish always. Join me on Tuesday, October 25th from 7-9pm. The cost is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non members. This class is great for beginners. It would also make a great gift for Christmas or just to keep for yourself.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Upcoming Class

Attention All Scrapbookers, new and old!
Our next class will be on Thursday, October 20th from 7 - 9pm. This class is $35.00 for non members and $30.00 for members. We will be using the very fun Farmhouse paper from Crate. You will complete a double page layout in class. You will also recieve inspiration for several other layouts.
Stop by the store and check out the layouts and sign up soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Misting and stamping

I used Cosmo Cricket's odds & ends line on this two page layout of my cute nephew enjoying his Mexican vacation.

I started with two 12x12 sheets of kraft cardstock as my background.  I wanted to do a misted border down the left side so I covered all but 3" with a piece of scrap paper.  I laid my curly mask and sprayed with Espresso and then with Gold glimmer mist.  Then I pulled out my world stamp and placed 4 images on to my border.

I used the same recipe on the lower right corner.

Here are some closeups...

I used loads of the stickers from odds & ends on this layout, like the 3 tags I tucked under the photo of snoozin' Wade.

I love the huge green brads in the center of the red flowers.  They are so bold and vibrant.  I think they're by Bazzill.  I know Unforgettable Memories has them in a few colours.

I layered some more stickers on top of a piece of patterned paper and a length of MM's travel tape.

I wanted more green on my layout so I drizzled some ink vertically in a couple of places. Just hold the paper upright so it dribbles down the page. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stamping with Glimmer Mist and a challenge

I have a stamp that is a collage of tropical images.  More Hawaiin then Mexican, but I decided to go with it anyway. I sprayed my stamp with a green Mist and stamped down.  Than I cleaned off my stamp by rubbing it off on the top and lower edge of my paper.  

Glimmer Mist stamped this way is not going to give you a sharp, clean image.  Instead you get the grungy look you see below.  Rubbing the remaining ink on the paper edges adds to the grunge :) 

Then I decided on a challenge for myself.

Only use stickers on this page.

No patterned paper, no flowers, no lumpy embellishements.  I counted the MM decorative tape as a sticker.

When I first started scrapbooking I used A LOT of stickers.  Then there was a period of time when I thought all stickers were not 'cool', even alphabet stickers.  There are so many neat sticker designs out there and I had a sheet of Cosmo Cricket "Salt Air" stickers that I hadn't broken open yet.  I wasn't sure about mermaid stickers for a boy page, but I found a spot for them ;)

If you try this challenge I would love to see your page!