Monday, September 22, 2014

The Scrapping Bug News

GARAGE SALE
For those of you who have signed up to participate in our garage sale, just a reminder that all your items are to be to the store before 5pm Tuesday September 23. Thanks!
          
  Shopping starts September 27th from 9 - 4pm for our annual garage sale!  Come early for some great shopping deals!
 
          If you want to participate, there is still time to sign up! Call 519-895-0554 or email orders@thescrappingbug.com to reserve a spot!           
 
       
We have lots of new products that arrived this week ....

Memory Box Dies
 
The Dusty Attic chipboard!!! Yup... and it is gorgeous! (just saying!)
 
ADORNit decorative frames and paper lines.
 
Little B Decorative Tape
 
And next week we expect to see Authentique, Echo Park, Carta Bella, Ranger, Pertaloo, Bella Blvd, and lots more!

 Stop by and check out all the new goodies!!          
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For the month of September we will be showcasing our very own "The Scrapping Bug". Did you know that The Scrapping Bug has a group of super talented ladies that make our original take & make kits? That is right.. and this month, we want to Thank them!

A HUGE Thank You to Donna McLean & Janet Boyd for making the majority of our one of a kind original kits! Of course, the girls at The Bug make some too, but the majority are made by these talented ladies!! Thanks!

There are new kits available now and new kits arriving weekly. In September, for every kit you buy, you will get a ballot. At the end of the month, we will pick a winner and they will receive 3 free kits (value of about $50.00).

Come check them out! They are gorgeous!
 
 
Classes and CROPS at The Bug
            Check out our calendar for a list of classes we have ready to go for the rest of the year, and crops too! More about these in the next newsletter!    CALENDAR         
 
Register early, as classes fill fast. Call the store at 519-895-0554 or email us at orders@thescrappingbug.com to reserve your spot.   
ALL WEEKEND CROP  **Date Change**        
           We will be having our first weekend crop January 17 and 18th, 2015.... That's right.. a whole weekend of laughter, playing, and eating!!  The crop will be Saturday January 17 from 10am - midnight, and returning Sunday January 18 from 8am - 4pm. There will be games, prizes and a ton of food!
 
Cost: $65.00 for the weekend!
 
Sign up early, as I can imagine that this will fill up fast!

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Sincerely,
Joanne, Stephanie, and Helen

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A New Sketch

Since I haven't posted a sketch for a while I decided I would share this one with you along with a layout based on this sketch.  I have included some measurements for you.  When you see lines and some circles drawn in some of the sections - this simply means this is one piece of patterned paper.  That way you can see better where the papers start and end.  Again, referring to the picture of the layout is the best way to see the various papers and their placements.
THE SKETCH

THE LAYOUT

I have found that using multiple papers with different designs, you can do simple embellishments, especially for a cute little boy layout.   I  used the navy paper to act as an accent for the pictures.  I always try to make sure that each paper has pretty much the same colours in them, 
however, the navy paper did give it a bit of a punch.  I made sure that I had it in two other spots.  
I tied some thread through the buttons and adhered them to the flags.  For a girl layout instead of buttons add some flowers.  Take this basic sketch and make it your own.
Until next time,
to all you 
"HAPPY SCRAPPERS"
"The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry.  And only you can fulfill the tiny space that is yours."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Bug Updates

There is one spot left for Donna's altered frame class this Saturday! Call the store at 519-895-0554 to register.

Also... Little B decorative tapes arrived in the store yesterday... and they are gorgeous! Just saying!!
Dusty Attic chipboard is to arrive any day now!  I can't wait!
Echo Park, DoodleBug, Petaloo, Graphic 45 (Raining Cats and Dogs), Carta Bella, Ranger, and many more to be arriving soon too!

Our weekend crop that was scheduled for October 25 and 26th, has been changed to January 17-18th.  We will be having an all day PJ crop on the 25th instead! Wear your favourite PJ's all day long and come join us or a fun filled day of food, laughter, and lots of treats! (even the boss will be in her PJ's... even if she doesn't know it yet!).

Check back often, as there is lots happening these next couple weeks! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

 Just a little update...           
           Just a few new things happening at The Scrapping Bug I wanted to fill you in on....  
GARAGE SALE
            Shopping starts September 27th from 9 - 4pm for our annual garage sale!  Come early for some great shopping deals!
 
          If you want to participate, there is still time to sign up! Call 519-895-0554 or email orders@thescrappingbug.com to reserve a spot!           
 Cards for Kids!!
 
Our next card session get together to make Cards for Kids for Sick Kids Hospital will be Sunday September 21st from 1-4. Stop by and bring your stash to make a card or two for a child to give to someone they love!
 
If you can't stop by, we will accept any themed card at the Store... remember.. just keep the inside blank! We have a ton of cards already... THANK YOU!!!!  If we have more than we can donate to Sick Kids, we will donate to McMaster and London Hospitals too!
 
See you then! 
 
       
We have a month full of exciting classes!
 
Christmas Copic Card class with Bev
September 13th from 10:30 - 1:30
Cost: $30.00 for 6 cards.
Whipper Snapper stamps are in the store now.
 
Vintage Frame with Donna (SOLD OUT)
Donna has made this gorgeous vintage frame chock full of all kinds of techniques and goodies....
                   
         
Christmas Card Workshop with Donna
Join Donna September 23 from 1-3 or from 6-8 to get together to create 5 stunning vintage Christmas cards... 
 
 
Beginner Copic Class with Janet
September 24 from 6-8pm.
Cost: $15.00 if you have markers
$25.00 if you use ours.
All Copics on sale 20% off our already low price for registrants!
 
 

 Call the store at 519-895-0554 for more details, or check out our calendar on our website... www.thescrappingbug.com

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Crops in September: (still a few spots left!!)


Friday Sept. 12: 5-10 pm

Saturday Sept. 20: 4-11pm

Cost: $5.00 (includes drinks & snacks)
We usually order out for dinner too!
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We have lots of new products that arrived this week ....

Simple Stories: Sweater Weather, Cozy Christmas, Christmas DIY, Legacy, and a few extra goodies too!

Bo-Bunny: Souvenir, Candy Cane Lane, Madeline, Wild Card, new Sprays, pastes, wood veneers, pearls and lots of other papers and embellishments to go with these adorable lines.

Doodlebug: Ghouls & Goodies, Friendly Forest

Echo Park: Arsenic & Lace, Fine & Dandy, Christmas Cheer, Home for the Holidays, Creative Agenda, Themed Packs (too many to mention!), stamps and dies

Carta Bella: Christmas Time
 
These products are to arrive soon....

 Bella Blvd: Hello Autumn, Tiny Tots

Petaloo: a ton of gorgeous flowers and stuff!

Memory Box - Dies

And in a week or two we will be getting a big box of goodies from Ranger and Dusty Attic!!!!!!!!!! (there goes my pay check!).

And I am sure there are some that I am forgetting! But as you can see, we will be busy this next couple weeks!

Stop by and check out all the new goodies!!          
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For the month of September we will be showcasing our very own "The Scrapping Bug". Did you know that The Scrapping Bug has a group of super talented ladies that make our original take & make kits? That is right.. and this month, we want to Thank them!

A HUGE Thank You to Donna McLean & Janet Boyd for making the majority of our one of a kind original kits! Of course, the girls at The Bug make some too, but the majority are made by these talented ladies!! Thanks!

There are new kits available now and new kits arriving weekly. In September, for every kit you buy, you will get a ballot. At the end of the month, we will pick a winner and they will receive 3 free kits (value of about $50.00).

Come check them out! They are gorgeous!
 
 
ALL WEEKEND CROP         
           We will be having our first weekend crop October 25 & 26th! That's right.. a whole weekend of laughter, playing, and eating!!  The crop will be Saturday October 25th from 10am - midnight, and returning Sunday October 26th from 8am - 4pm. There will be games, prizes and a ton of food!
 
Cost: $65.00 for the weekend!
 
Sign up early, as I can imagine that this will fill up fast!
October Classes
            Check out our calendar for a list of classes we have ready to go for October! More to come on those in the next newsletter!  CALENDAR            

September Happenings at The Scrapping Bug!

I hope you are enjoying this busy month so far! Here is a little update on what is happening at The Scrapping Bug this month!

Classes for September are filling up...

 Saturday September 13 is Bev's Christmas Card Copic class.

 Saturday September 20 is Donnas Frame class (SOLD OUT)

 Tuesday September 23 is Donna's Christmas card Workshop from either 1-3 or 6-8pm.

 Wednesday September 24 is a beginner Copic Coloring Class with Janet from 6-8pm.

Call the store at 519-895-0554 for more details, or check out our calendar on our website... www.thescrappingbug.com

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Saturday September 27th is our annual Garage Sale! The store will be open at 9am for shopping for some great deals!

If you still want to participate, there is time.. give us a call and we will get you set up with all you need to know! 519-895-0554.

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Crops in September:

Friday Sept. 12: 5-10 pm

Saturday Sept. 20: 4-11pm

Cost: $5.00 (includes drinks & snacks)
We usually order out for dinner too!

Call the store at 519-895-0554 to reserve your spot!
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Sunday September 21 from 1-4 is our Cards for Kids get together! Bring your supplies and join us to make a couple cards for the kids at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. We have already have a ton of cards for the kids, but we can use more!! If we have too many to donate to Sick Kids, we will be donating them to McMaster and London hospitals too!! Any themed card will do... just keep them blank inside! These are for the kids to give to their visitors!!

If you can't make it, just drop off your cards at The Scrapping Bug! We really appreciate all you have done so far!!
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We have lots of new products arriving this week and I have to say...I can't wait!!!!! Here is a sample of all the new goodies arriving by the end of this week/ beginning of next...

Simple Stories: Sweater Weather, Cozy Christmas, Christmas DIY, Legacy, and a few extra goodies too!  HAS ARRIVED!!!!

Bo-Bunny: Magic, Candy Cane Lane, Madeline, Sprays, pastes, wood veneers, pearls and lots of other papers and embellishments to go with these adorable lines.  HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!

Doodlebug: Ghouls & Goodies, Friendly Forest  HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!

Echo Park: Arsenic & Lace, Fine & Dandy, Christmas Cheer, Home for the Holidays, Creative Agenda, Themed Packs (too many to mention!), stamps and dies  HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!

Carta Bella: Christmas Time  HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!

Bella Blvd: Hello Autumn, Tiny Tots

Petaloo: a ton of gorgeous flowers and stuff!

Memory Box - Dies

And in a week or two we will be getting a big box of goodies from Ranger and Dusty Attic!!!!!!!!!! (there goes my pay check!).

And I am sure there are some that I am forgetting! But as you can see, we will be busy this next couple weeks!

Stop by and check out all the new goodies!!
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Product of the Month NEWS
Last month we had American Crafts as our Company for the month with a raffle for those of you who bought the new AC lines that we got it.. well.. the Boss picked a winner, and Lee Anne Skipper is the winner of a $50.00 gift certificate from the store and a basket of goodies! These will be ready after Wednesday for you to pick up! Congrats!!
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For the month of September we will be showcasing our very own "The Scrapping Bug". Did you know that The Scrapping Bug has a group of super talented ladies that make our original take & make kits? That is right.. and this month, we want to Thank them!

A HUGE Thank You to Donna McLean & Janet Boyd for making the majority of our one of a kind original kits! Of course, the girls at The Bug make some too, but the majority are made by these talented ladies!! Thanks!

There are new kits available now and new kits arriving weekly. In September, for every kit you buy, you will get a ballot. At the end of the month, we will pick a winner and they will receive 3 free kits (value of about $50.00).

Come check them out! They are gorgeous!

Chat to you soon!

Monday, September 08, 2014

My Mixed Media Canvas Set

Referring back to a tutorial that I did in June for a 9 x 12 mixed media canvas, I thought I would share with you two more canvases I did to make a set of three.
They have been done the same way as the first one in June.  
Here is the first one I did first with a couple of closeups.


The second and third canvases were done using the same methods as the first.   I first applied my background media items such as moulding paste with a stencil, tissue, dry wall tape, etc.   Painted everything with white gesso.   I then sprayed the background then I hot glued the flowers, etc. onto the canvas.  I used different items such as the water well.  Again I painted all the flowers and trinkets with white gesso.  I then painted the flowers and leaves individually using different colours and different mediums such as distress stains, water colour paints and sprays using a small paint brush.  This one took a bit longer to do the hand painting as there are more items.

Here are few closeups of #2 canvas.


And the third canvas, again using different items to create a scenic look.

And again a couple of closeups of the third canvas.


I currently have them hanging on my wall, side by side.
 Giving them a scenic look makes them look quite nice in a series.
I hope you enjoy.  Can't wait to get started on my next series.
Until next time
To all you "HAPPY SCRAPPERS"
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
                                                                     Art Linkletter

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mixed Media Layout

Since I have been doing a lot of mixed media layouts and canvases, I thought I would share a layout that I did with some basic mixed media techniques.


 For this layout I took a piece of paper that had a very basic pattern running through it.  This was the background.  I then took another piece of paper, again with a very soft design on it, tore it down the right side of it and adhered it to the background piece.  Using watered down gesso and a paint brush, I lightly painted over the papers to blend them together.  Dry the gesso completely.
Using a vine stencil, on the upper right side and bottom right corner, I applied green ink onto the stencil.
I then applied moulding paste on the left side corners and bottom right corner using a honeycomb stencil.  I also used a stencil with flourishes on it on the outside edges.   Love my stencils.  I heat set the moulding paste.  I then took some turquoise spray and sprayed randomly all over the papers.   I came back with a green spray mostly along the edges and corners.  Then splattered a pink spray here and there.

When everything was completely dry I randomly applied a stamp with black stazon ink.  You should always use a staz-on type of ink when doing mixed media.  This will guarantee that it will not rub off or blend.
Behind the picture I cut and applied two papers making sure that they were cut so that you could see them coming out from behind the picture.  I next adhered my picture to chipboard and put it down using pop dots.  I like to do this as it sets the picture off of the layout and gives it a 3-D look.

Cheese cloth is another one of my fav things to use.  I loosely adhered a piece onto the layout.  Placed some flowers onto the cheese cloth.  The little wood frames I added a piece of music paper in behind.  Little things like the frames gives the layout some extra "oomph".  Inked and added the butterfly and there you have it.
I hope you enjoy.
Until next time to all you
HAPPY SCRAPPERS
Have a great day!!!
"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters,
compared to what lies within us."   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Two Page Layout

Hi everyone!!!  I thought I would share with you a two page layout I did of my granddaughter with some sort of weird hairdo going on.  Of course I had to scrapbook them as I quite enjoy these kinds of pictures.  Something I can bribe her with when she is 16.


Close-up of first page.

I first did some texturizing of the background with stencils and moulding paste.  I used 6 different papers with different designs on them.  They were all from the same Bo Bunny line and were co-ordinated to go together.  I pretty much cut different sizes and shapes of the papers and laid them down, tucking them under each other, until I got the pieces balanced.  I discovered that by adhering my pictures to a piece of chipboard, they take on a 3D look.  I have been doing this with all my pictures on other layouts.  I laid the pictures down where I wanted them to go so that I could work the papers around them.  Then I adhered the papers down, the pictures next.  Added a few embellishments here and there and I was done.
I hope you enjoy.
Until next time
To all the  "HAPPY SCRAPPERS"
and my granddaughter
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile,
 the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.