Friday, April 25, 2014

New products & Classes now available!!

We've been so busy this month with Scrapfest that we're now back to getting new products in and catching up on our calendar events...keep reading to what's new and in stock this week as well as the new classes that Janet, Bev, and Donna have posted.  Reserve your spots early!!!
New Products!!!
These will be online this weekend :)
Echo Park

Carta Bella

Websters Pages
We have more Websters arriving on Monday so we'll post it when it comes in. 

We also got in another shipment of Memorybox dies and stencils!! They're already selling fast so be sure to drop in soon for the best selection.
Our online calendar is currently updated with this information.  Head on over there for more details.  Supply lists will be updated closer to the class date.
Copic Card class with Janet 
Join Janet to make 6 cards perfect for any occasion and using Penny Black Slapstick stamps.. 
Saturday May 10
(kits available)
Copic Class with Bev
Join Bev to make 6 cards using the Stamping Bella series of stamps.
Saturday May 17
(kits available)
Mixed Media Canvas Class with Donna
If you came to visit us at Scrapfest you probably saw this canvas on display in our booth.  So many people wanted to learn these techniques we've made it in to a class.  Spots are very limited so book early for your spot.  All materials for the class are included.  Supplies to bring will be updated in our online calendar once the class is being prepped.  Canvas measures 20"hx15"w
Saturday May 24th
(Includes a snack and no kits will be available for this project)

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Sketch #3

Hello everyone!!!!    I have another sketch for you.  This time I added measurements for each piece of paper that I placed on the layout.  I chose papers from the MME Cut and Paste papers.  Below is the sketch.

Here is the completed layout.

I chose 3 patterns for this page.  I cut 3 pieces in different sizes for each pattern except for the striped paper which I cut a fourth piece.  Since there was pink flowers in the main paper piece and pink in the pictures, I added pink scalloped circles for contrast.  I added some dots of white dimensional pearls to the body of the yellow monarch butterflies, added the butterflies along with pink flowers, white lace, white pearls, white sparkly heart for my embellishments.  I also added dots around the entire outer edges of the papers with a turquoise blue scripto pen.  Then I drew double black lines around the outer edges of the background paper and placed white dimensional pearls coming out from each corner.  I like to place chipboard behind my pictures to give them depth and then I adhered them to the layout using pop dots which gives even more dimension.  The overall layout was very simple to do.  Once you have your papers cut  it is a matter of placing them around your photos.
Another great layout design to use up scraps.
Until next time

Saturday, April 05, 2014

My Sketch #2

Hi everyone!!!  Donna here with another sketch for you as promised.  Okay, to begin with, I decided to sort out my box of scrap patterned papers that I said I was going to do.  This is what I started with.

So I began sorting and making piles based on colours.  I did not worry too much about patterns because you don't know until you start putting the page together just what patterns you will like together.
Here are a couple of piles of papers that I put together.

I decided to use the blue pile.  Below is the free hand sketch that I did for you.

And below this is the start of the layout.

I first placed my doilie down.  You can also cut out a large circle in place of the doilie.  Then I cut the main strip that is over the doilie.  I only adhered the doilie and the top part of the main strip.  Then I began cutting my pieces as shown on the sketch and placed them around the page, without adhering  them down.  This is so I can make changes as I go before the final gluing.  I did add some other pieces as I went along as I found that I wanted some darker pieces to give the layout some depth.  As you can see I used several different patterns.  I added some flowers and vines.  Since there are pink flowers in the dress my granddaughter was wearing, I added some pink flowers to the layout as well.  Because of the different patterns I find that I don't need as much embellishments - I let the layout and picture speak for itself.  Here is the finished layout.

When I look at the picture and see my gardens in the background, I really cannot wait for spring and summer.  I has been a long winter!!
  Until next time
I'll be talking to you soon.