Sunday, June 24, 2012

4th of July Party Decorations

Do you have your table decorations all ready?  I'm always behind too.  No fear, Sue's "Celebrate Summer" class is Saturday June 30th from 1 – 3pm.

You'll have lots of fun creating these fun projects made with Martha Stewart's Scoring Board.  Decorations idea's, Mini Fold Album, Pinwheels, Treats and much more!!!Celebrate Summer Class June 30th

Stop in or call Scrapadoodle at 309-691-5152 to sign up today.

Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Melissa, and Thuong

Friday, June 22, 2012

Display Cards

I wanted to share with you a couple of display cards I made.  The first one is created using the Northwood's Bicycle Stamp.Northwoods Bicycle, Punch Flowers, Watercolor, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (9)

It's a bit brighter than the photo shows.  I added extra dimension by punching extra flowers from our Flower Punches.   Plus I stamped the image twice, colored and snipped out the blue and red flowers and layered on the first image with clear dotsGems for flower centers and the Star Dust Gel Pen layered on the bike add even more dimension and fun.  Of course I had to have a polka dot seat.

The next card is the Hydrangea from Northwood's Stamps and I used the "Outline Technique".  I've been wanting to create a Copper or Silver card for ages and this stamp said "use me, use me".  Okay, it was actually Lynne.  So here it is…

Outline Stamping, Stazon Copper Inkpad, Northwoods Stamps Hydrangea, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (7)

We have some Copper Adhesive Dots at the store, I might have to add them to the card.  Maybe one in each corner… what do you think?Outline Stamping, Stazon Copper Inkpad, Northwoods Stamps Hydrangea, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (3)

To create the card, I stamped the Hydrangea 4 times with Stazon Copper Inkpad.  I cut out all the full flowers from 3 of the images and layered them onto the first image with clear dots.  I add Copper Pearl Liquid Pearls for the flower centers.

Tip:  When I layer my flowers I will add extra clear dots to the same cutout flower to raise it higher than the some of the others I just added.  Just do it randomly, you'll love it.  You don't even have to match it to the flower underneath, it just gives it more depth like a real flower. 

I love added depth in cards and I hope you'll give it a try.  We'd love to see yours, bring it by the store so we can feature you on the our blog.

Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Melissa, and Thuong

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Classes and Class Updates

  • Vintage Jewelry with Diana has changed from June 21st to Thursday June 28th from 6 to 8pm
  • See the post below "Simple Stories Project Class" for July 3rd.  Awesome class with Carrie and Chris!!!
  • Carla's Cherry Blossom Tag is now on display with her White on White Card.   Her Flower class is Saturday, July 7th from 2 – 3:30  $15  You'll create both!!!White on White Card, Cherry Blossom Tag, Memory Box Dies, Flower Punches, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (4)
  • Leslie's Copic Series 102 is for the advanced learner beginning in July.  She's so excited about these classes.  Stay tuned for her July cards…
  • Linda has a sneak peek for you… here are 2 of the 4 cards you'll make in her Hero Arts/Sizzix class on July 8th 1 to 3:30 and July 11th, from 5:30 to 8pm.Postage

Style is Eternal

  • Jeff is writing up his Photoshop Class Description and we'll get that to you asap!!!
  • Carrie's Hawaiian Retreat is July 14th and 15th.  I can't wait to see the fun she has planned for you!!!  I know she has secrets!!! *wink*
  • Last but not least, don't forget these June Classes
    • Memory Box with Linda  Sunday June 24th 1:30 to 4
    • Kids Camp… get registered today!!!  June 26th to June 29th
    • Celebrate Summer with Sue is June 30th from 1 to 3

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New! Elements 10 Classes

Learn Photoshop Photoshop Elements with Jeff, any version.  This will be a series of classes with Class 1 beginning Tuesday, July 24th from 5:30 to 8pm.  A hands on class learning everything you need to create with Elements.

There is a minimum of 8 to 10 students for this class to hold.  Please sign up today by stopping in or calling 691-5152
Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Melissa, and Thong

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simple Stories Project Class

Another new class in the line up and this one is an AMAZING deal! Join Chris and Carrie to make:

  • A one page layout
  • THREE cards
  • A bound chipboard mini book
  • All of this for $30.00!

This is front of the mini-book:

Three cards:

And the whole line-up:

Class is July 3rd
1:00 - 3:30

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Carla's Flower Class

Are you ready to create a White on White card?  Its perfect card for Weddings, Anniversary's and just right when you need a Sympathy card.
White card, White Flowers, Cherry Blossom Punch, Memory Box Twirling Vine Frame, Memory Box Debuante Frame, MS BFly, Scrapadoodle, Carla's Scraps (2)
We'll also create a tag with Vellum Cherry Blossoms on a branch using the same flower punches.  Stay tuned, photo to come.

Class Date:  Saturday July 7th from 2 - 3:30
Cost:  $15
BYOB + Tweezers, Glossy Accents Glue, Detail Scissors, Dimensional Adhesive Squares or Circles, Micro Glue Dots, Piercing Tool. Optional: McGill Paper Tool Kit and Molding Mat.
Class size is limited, sign up today or call 691-5152
Bethany, Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Melissa

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Built Ford Tough

Guys love their Ford Trucks, Ford Mustangs, some will only buy Ford....tell their story! We just got 8 official Ford papers + this sticker set.


New (and last) magazine....

Sad to say that this is the last issue for this wonderful magazine. This issue has a really nice article on Instagram photos and all the things you can do with them. Instragram was the #1 downloaded app last year and if you haven't tried it you should--it's free! There are a couple layouts in here using Instagram pics + alot of other uses for them.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Leslie's Great Idea

Today we had Leslie in teaching techniques with the new Tim Holtz distress markers. These markers react with water just like his inks do so Leslie came up with a cheat sheet to refer to while she's coloring. She swiped a swatch of each color marker she had onto WATERCOLOR paper. Then she used a water brush to water them down to see how they react. She laminated her sheets to keep them protected and now she had her entire palette in front of her to refer to. Brilliant!!

Happy Summer frame

Here's a cute little frame that Christy put together with a line from Little Yellow Bicycle. The letters that spell out Happy Summer were cut from the AccuCut machine in our workshop. Remember you are free to use this anytime! Put together a happy little frame like this for every season:


Friday, June 1, 2012

Embellish Your Story

We've moved this whole line to the back of the store to it's own section. We spread it out so you could get a better feel on all the great products we have. These make the absolute best gifts -- especially for any upcoming weddings you may be attending this Spring! Everything is magnetic so it's easy to change the look of each piece with the seasons.

Here is Lynne's favorite piece in the whole line:

Of course you could stick some pictures on the backer piece with some magnets too to personalize it.
Stop in and check out the new section. Lynne says to keep your eye out too for some cool new ones that are on the way. 

June Classes are posted…

Most of June Classes are posted on the sidebar.  I'm waiting for a couple pics, but they should be up tomorrow.  Enjoy and sign up soon.  Lots of fun and new techniques this month!!!Carla, Carrie, Chris, Heather, Kris, Laura, Liz and Melissa