Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mini Circle Album

I finally had a chance to work with one of the 4 inch circle mini albums from Jenni Bowlin. I made this for a friend, so I didn't do a lot of embellishing. She likes things simple and I tried to keep it that way. I removed 4 of the lined papers from the album and added blue cardstock circles that I cut on the Cricut. Then I used a white pen to add different designs to each blue page. The lined pages will work great for journaling, but I will leave that part for her to fill in.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Playing with paint

We had a techniques class last Saturday called playing with paint. We wanted to show some fun ways to include paint on your pages and customize your colors.
Here are four different layouts using the same sketch.
Created By: Vicki H.
Created By: Teresa N.
Created By: Melanie H.
This is the layout I created as a sample for the class.Here's how to do it:
Start with a white piece of cardstock, non-stick craft mat, paint (whatever colors you chose), and a brayer. Tear the white piece of cardstock to about a 9x9 size. Put a few drops of each color on that piece.
Use your brayer to roll the paint up and down on your page.Then add a few more drops of paint and roll across the the page from side to side. Then set the wet cardstock aside to dry.Next you will need some bubble wrap, double sided tape, scissors, and a brayer. Measure the width of your brayer and cut the bubble wrap to fit. Put a couple small pieces of double sided tape on the roller, wrap the bubble wrap and cut away the extra so it is not over lapping.Put the paint color of your choice(I used white) on a scrap piece of paper or craft mat and roll the brayer in the paint.As you roll across your page you can see it adding a textured look.Then take it across the painted piece of cardstock you started with, to bring the layout together.Next take a scrap piece of cardstock, curl it around a pencil and release it. That wll give you a spiral shape to dip in the paint and stamp on your page. A few other things we did with the paint, but I do not have photos of are:
Edge the pictures in white paint.
Use a scrap piece of cardstock, dip the edge in paint and create our journaling lines.
Dip a brush in the paint and flick it off across the title(a tooth brush works great for this also).

Have fun creating with paint. I can't wait to see some more pages.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Name banner

Several ladies were in the shop scrapping today and one of them, Lori S., made this great banner for her daughter's room. (This is one of those days when I am wishing I had a better camera to have captured it more clearly.)

You can see a little more of the detail here. I bet Alicen will love it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Captivating layouts

At our crop last night we gave each cropper 3 sheets of paper and some mixed embellishments from the Captivating paper line by Pink Paislee. As a challenge we asked them to create a layout using these supplies and any additional items they would like to include.
Thank you ladies for sharing pictures of your layouts with us.
Created By: Jennifer E. (12x24)Created By: Melanie H. (12x24) Created By: Tina B. (12x12)
Created By: Tina B. (12x12)
Created By: Teri W. (12x12)
Created By: Robin G. (12x12)
Created By: Nancy S. (12x12)
Created By: Karen W. (12x12)
Created By: Barb W. (12x12)
Created By: LaDonna M. (12x12)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sister mini-album

Schedule a private class for your group of friends.
This sisters mini-album was designed for one group.
Vicki invited her sisters to come to the shop after closing on Saturday to make this mini-album.
They all agreed to let us show their pictures and finished works on the blog. Thank you ladies!
As you can see, one chose to follow the example closely...
Then, some started to experiment,

Soon, it as becoming a competition for variety.
It was really fun to see these sister make each one their own.

Just give us a call at (812)882-0860 to schedule a private classs for your group.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Free Crop Time

Joan B. and Teri W. stopped in the store today to enjoy some of our free crop time. I have heard some people mention that they thought free crop time was only on the days it is listed on the calendar, but that is not the case.
Anytime there is not a class being taught in the workshop area it is available for anyone to crop or make cards, free of charge.
So the next time you want to spend an afternoon scrappin' with friends, come on in and use our workshop. We have many different tools available for you to use during that time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shop Hop 2009 Winner

Congratulations to Robin Walston !!!!

The Shop Hop 2009 Grand Prize winner.
The prize is a weekend for two at the Bear Scrap Retreat in Vevay, Indiana.

We would also like to congratulate Candy Neal. The winner of the store prize drawing from

The Scrapbook Tree.

We hope everyone enjoyed the flip flop hop this year. Please take a moment to fill out the survey posted at the top, right side of our blog.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Mind's Eye, Ardrea Victoria Kits

These layouts were created using the Andrea Victoria paper line from My Mind's Eye.

Created By: Ramona H. (12x12)
Created By: Heather C. (12x12)Created By: Robin G. (12x12)Created By: Melanie H. (12x12)
Created By: Martha R. (12x12)
Created By: LaDonna M. (12x12)

Created By: Karen W. (12x12)

Created By: Teri W. (12x12)

Created By: Joan B. (12x12)

Created By: Angie S. (12x12)
Created By: Jill K. (12x24)
Created By: Candy N. (12x24)

Created BY: Barb W. (12x24)

For a fabulous notebook idea created with this paper line, visit Ali Edward's blog.