Thursday, January 24, 2008

New book in

We have a fabulous new book in from Autumn Leaves: The Designing with Recipe Book.
It has nothing to do with food despite the title! It is idea book filled with sketches you can use to help you design your layouts. Chapter One has sketches using only one photo, Chapter Two has sketches using two photos, and so on---you get the idea. Sketches are a great tool because they give you a jumping off point to get you started--you know how sometimes you've got the pictures, you've got the paper, but you just can't seem to put it all together!?!? This book is filled with some truly beautiful layouts.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A quote for today

This is a quote from Stacey Julian's (Stacey is the Editor-in-Chief of Simple Scrapbook magazine) new book and I just wanted to post it here because it says it all:

You see, the term scrapbooking does not just refer to the assembly of pages. Scrapbooking actually describes an ongoing, multi-dimensional spectrum of activities that begins with an awareness of your life, followed by a desire to photograph and record your day-to-day experiences, ultimately resulting in scrapbook albums that are overflowing with perspective-laden layouts, each of which contributes in some small way to the story of your life and heritage.

I love that!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

More new Valentine Paper

This just in from Rusty Pickle.......their Chocolate Kisses line. They are all double sided, and fabulous as always--we love this company!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lasting Impressions

Just another plug for one of my favorite techniques---dry embossing. These are a couple cards I made with our Valentine templates. After the image is embossed, you just sand off a little of the paper, and you get this look. You should try it! We have more examples of this in the store and don't forget our class coming up on this exact technique.

Daisy Bucket Designs

We've got a new line of paper in from a company called Daisy Bucket Designs. This is a company new to Scrapadoodle. This line is called "Love You" and is just sooo pretty. You really have to feel this paper--it has a really cool texture to it. In doing a little search on the internet I found this absolutely beautiful layout done with this line.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just a little change in class schedule.......

We've switched up Linda's Framed House class just a bit. Instead of 2 nights, we're doing it all in one night January 22 from 5-8 p.m. If you missed the pictures of this class, scroll down a bit to my post from January 3rd to see this fabulous piece.

A reminder about classes in general as well:
Students in our classes receive 10% off their entire purchase the day or night of their class.
Now you know that's tempting.........a completed project and a discount :-)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lasting Impressions: January 26 1-3 p.m.

Artist & teacher Kathi Black sent these pictures of the cards she'll be teaching. If you haven't tried dry embossing this is your chance. We have just gotten in alot of the brass templates for Valentine's Day as well as new paper from Lasting Impressions.

What's going on at the next Cricut class?

This is a question we get alot here at the store--Leslie has quite a fan following!! So here are the answers for this month, as well as some pictures:

This months Cricut class is a photo wallet featuring the Mini Monograms cartridge which will be available at a special price for that day. Class participants need to have a working knowledge of their Cricut machine and bring their basic supplies, Cricut machine, mats, distress chalk or ink, brown fine tip marker, and scallop edge scissors. We will provide the card stock and papers. Call to reserve your spot as these classes fill up fast!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Paper from My Mind's Eye

We just got this new line in--absolutely beautiful paper that you must see in person!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hero Arts Card Class

Join us Saturday January 19 from 10-12 for this class featuring Hero Arts Valentine stamps. Cynthia will be teaching and here are samples of what you will be creating. You will leave with 5 cards to send out for Valentines Day! Bring your own basic supplies. Class fee is $20.00. Call 691-5152 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

What Retreat Weekend Looks like at Scrapadoodle

The store was alive this weekend as we hosted another successful retreat. Leslie was on hand giving a demo on the Cricut and Melissa did a great job as our host, keeping everyone fed, giving away prizes and making sure things ran smoothly. If you haven't been to one of our retreats, try not to miss the next one. It's such a great atmosphere seeing so much creativity going on and sharing a whole lot of scrapbook talent. We thank everyone who came!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wall Art

I wanted to share with you information on an upcoming class. Linda Cain will be teaching this absolutely beautiful framed piece. Here are the details:

Framed Houses Class:
Tuesday January 22 from 6-8 p.m. $30
Thursday January 24 from 6-8 p.m. $15

The frame is included in your class fee. All materials will be distributed the first night of class. You may be able to finish on the first night, but Linda has agreed to teach this in 2 nights for those who don't finish or need more instruction--we'd love to have everyone both nights!
I also wanted to share with you the link to her blog so you can see some of the other beautiful work she has done:
Here's the frame as well as a close-up:

Keep in mind as well, in case you didn't know, we always offer 10% off your entire purchase to students in our classes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Page Kits

Many of you know about our fabulous page kits--because we sell these like crazy! Jessica is the creative genius behind most of the pages kits you see at Scrapadoodle and she's back in gear making new ones. Here's a sneak peek of one that is coming soon---I love the 'V' made of buttons! Quantities are always limited on these kits so check the board right as you come in the door of the store for this weeks page kit.