Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas Classes with Lisa Patterson!

Hello! I thought I would share the details of a couple of new classes I will be teaching on December 10th. The times for each will be decided and posted soon. I promise. They are both Christmas books as you can see by the pictures and descriptions. Each of these books can hold tons of pictures and have lots of places for journaling. I hope to see you for one or both of these classes.

Vintage Christmas Folder Album

Sat., Dec. 10
10:30 am
$60 3 hours

Join me, in creating this unique holiday album featuring the Lost & Found Christmas collection from My Mind's Eye. If you love the look and feel of vintage but still love your bling... this is the book for you. We will use one of my favorite office supply finds as the structure for this album and will fill it with page upon page of Christmas goodness, for all of your holiday photos and memories. We'll even throw in some burlap and canvas, sounds interesting right? Be sure to sign up, you definitely don't want to miss this one.

Please Bring: personal trimmer, your favorite brown ink (for distressing the edges), adhesive (wet and dry), scissors, ruler and a pencil

12 Days of Christmas Album

Sat. Dec. 10
$45 3 hours
Create this fun and interactive 6" x12” keepsake album made from Authentique's Christmas line, Wonder and the Cinch machine. This album is bursting with pockets, secret fold-outs, flip-ups, and has tons of spaces for all of your holiday photos. In this class you’ll learn lots of techniques that you can duplicate with any papers you choose. Trust me... I have. It also makes a great gift, too!
Please bring: personal trimmer, adhesive (wet and dry), scissors, pencil, ruler, and a scoring tool (bone folder).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Treat Holder

Nikki here, and my post today is a quick how-to on creating a cute Frankenstein treat wrapper for Halloween!  I came up with this wrapper for my son's class, and he was even able to help with putting these together.

You will need a 2.25 x 10" strip of green Bazzill card stock, scored at the 1" and 4.5" marks.  You will also need various scraps in black, white and the same green.  I used a tab punch, 2 circle punches (sizes  1/2" and 3/4") and a border punch for the details.  I made Frankie's cheeks rosy using chalks, and his nose sticks out with the help of a 3D dot.  I cut the strips for his mouth free hand.

Step 1: 
Cut and score your 2.25 x 10" piece of card stock.
Step 2:
Fold and adhere the flap.
Step 3: 
Punch a strip of black hair using your border punch of choice and adhere his hair to the flap you already glued into place.
Step 4:
Punch out eye pieces, nose and head bolts (aka tab punch) and adhere.  
Add color to cheeks with chalks.

Step 5:
Add mouth detail and treat.....

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nov. Glen Allen Retreat Classes OPEN to the Public!

We are excited to open registration for EVERYONE for the November Retreat Classes! You can register at Scrapdoodles or by telephone 540.548.3788.

**Remember the location of the classes is at the Glen Allen Retreat, located at Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059**

No refunds after November 1 (supplies are ordered and kits will be made). If you cannot make it due to illness or other unforeseen event, you can pick your kit up on Monday after the event. Some supplies such as stamps will not be provided in the kits as they belong to the instructors.


"Splendid Family" Album - $43.00
Instructor Lisa Patterson
Friday, Nov. 18

In this class you will construct this lovely, little album using unconventional items such as canvas panels and paper towels. The book's pages are made from Authentique's beautiful "Splendid" paper line and are then decorated with a collection of icons, tabloids, tickets and vintage ribbons. You will learn basic book making techniques as you create a book that has lots of places for your cherished family pictures and spots for journaling your special memories.

Supply List: Personal Trimmer, Bone Folder, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Awl or Japanese Screw Punch and an UHU Glue Stick.


December Daily Mini Album - $42
Instructor Nicole Samuels
Saturday, Nov. 19

Take time to document the special moments, memories and traditions of the holiday season this year! In this class we will create an entire mini album to count down the days until Christmas. You'll have your album all ready to fill once December starts so you can fully enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Add daily photos, memorabilia, recipes, traditions... anything that makes Christmas special to you and your family as you count down to the big day.

Supply List:
paper trimmer
adhesive (wet and dry)
paper piercer
paper needle
Versamark inkpad (optional)
heat gun for embossing (optional, but the more the merrier!)
cropadile hole punch
pop dots or adhesive foam
3 inch circle punch (optional)
corner rounder
2.5 inch circle punch (optional)
2 inch scalloped circle punch (optional)


Year in Review Layout - $20
Instructor Nicole Samuels
Saturday, Nov. 19

In this class we will create a double paged layout showcasing some of your favorite memories and/or photos from 2011. Ten wallet-sized (2x3) photos work best on this layout, but it could easily be adapted for fewer, standard sized prints. (I will include instructions on how to resize photos to create wallet sized prints in photoshop. Photos not necessary for class.) This layout features Studio Calico's Memoir line of papers and embellishments.

Supply List:
paper trimmer
adhesive (wet and dry)
pop dots or adhesive foam
paper piercer
paper needle
corner rounder
brown/black stazon inkpad


Inky Holiday Greetings Class - $25
Instructor Tessa Wise
Saturday, Nov. 19

Join Tessa for a fun-filled holiday card class full of techniques and inky goodness! Students will complete 5 cards in class and come away with ideas for many more!

Students should please bring their basic kits (scissors, adhesive, trimmer, and pencil/pen) as well as foam adhesive.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Design Team Projects

I'm a couple of days late for Design Team Wednesday, but I come bearing three fresh projects. The store is jam packed with great new's so inspiring that you might even see another project from me this weekend. First up is a layout using the Lost & Found 2 collection from My Minds' Eye. All of the Lost & Found lines are so beautiful and fancy that I run the risk of hoarding them; saving them for that perfect photo that never comes along. This page features three fairly unflattering self-portraits my daughter and I took on a recent trip to New York. The photos themselves aren't amazing but the memories are, and that makes them worthy of this gorgeous paper and embellishments. The little line of stitching was done using the We R Memory Keepers SewEasy tool and threads.

Now that my kids are teenagers, I don't get any cute costumed Halloween photos to scrapbook, so my Halloween creativity goes into home decor projects like this banner made from the adorable Mischievous line, also coincidentally by My Minds' Eye. I adore every pattern on both sides of this line, and it fits perfectly with my decorating style. The alphabet stickers are American Crafts Thickers. (I just realized that I made the nesting boxes in the photo in 2008, with that year's My Minds' Eye Halloween line. I'm sensing a theme.)

Am I alone in thinking of my layouts in two different categories? As much as I would like for my "event" pages to be as artsy as the single-photo pages, it often just doesn't work. That doesn't mean that I like the simpler pages any less, though. The Apple Cheddar Soup line from Jillibean Soup was perfect for these fall pictures, even in small quantities. The background block for the title was created using the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection from Core'dinations that I embossed with my Epic Six and sanded (click the photo to see it bigger). I'm a big fan of kraft in general, and this cardstock is really fun to play with. I also love that the paper packs come in two sizes.

Thanks for hanging out with me on Friday night!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NEW! Crafter's Workshop!

We've received the new Summer CHA 12x12 and 6x6 templates from Crafter's Workshop. Here is just a sampling.

NEW! October Afternoon Sidewalks!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Learn a New Technique or Two!!!

Sunday October 23rd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost is $18.00
The paper collection used is My Mine's Eye - Mischievous.
There are so many techniques you will be learning in this class where do I begin?!
Don't have the right letters for your layout? No problem create your own with chipboard. We will be making our own letters and painting them with two Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle Paints.
Don't have the right color metal? Don't worry! I will show you how to use Adirondack's Alcohol Inks to change colors of metal to get desired colors.
We will be stamping, using charms, and using burlap for extra texture on your layout.
Supplies for the class needed: Adhesive, distressing ink (because I love using them so much!) your favorite color. Something to pierce holes for brads.
I can't wait to see you all!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEW from Silhouette!

Look what just arrived from Silhouette! Retails for $39.99. We love the holiday season and want to show you how the Silhouette CAMEO™(and Silhouette SD is the best crafting tool you can have for your holiday decor. With the 2011 limited edition advent calendar, you can create a countdown to Christmas display that everyone will notice. The advent calendar kit retails for $39.99 and includes a 15" x 15" painted wood shadowbox and a download card that can be redeemed for 50 box and drawer templates from the Silhouette Online Store. All you have to do is add your favorite paper and make your calendar yours.

Hey Everyone!
Lisa here... with some ideas for using your TENSeconds Studio metal, molds and tools. You've seen my layouts and some 3-D art. But what about using metal on cards and art journal pages. Well, I've been working on my art journal lately and here are a few examples of how you can add metal to those pages.

The first page shows the rose mold embossed on "Hot Pink Diamonds" and a green metal. The roses and leaves were cut out separately and attached together using a humungo tape sheet. The background technique is created on Claudine Helluth's sticky back canvas using gel medium and a stencil. Once the gel is dry you can add a Ranger colorwash to finish the look.

The next page sample is done using a butterfly mask and Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels.
Once that was dry I added black pen detailing around the image of the butterfly. Flowers from the daisy mold were embossed on "Peacock" metal and individually cut out. Metal flowers were added along with some other die cut flowers to finish decorating the page.

The third sample shows flowers with metal stems. The design was created by placing die cut flowers on the blank page and then misting over them with blue and green Glimmer Mists. Once the mists are dry you can remove the die cut flower pieces, to reveal the white underneath. Did you know you can use a paintbrush to add Glimmer Mists?? Well, that's just what I did. I "colored" in the flowers with a variety of mists. Once dry, I added the details with a black pen and the metal stems.

Okay, now for the card... I needed a wedding card and I had a bunch of scraps on my desk (including a piece of metal and some embossed cardstock), so here's what I made. I used "Periwinkle" metal and embossed the harlequin mold and one of the mini mold designs. I sanded the diamond pattern so that the color was only in the debossed areas. I added some sequins and bling to those areas. Each layer of the cake is different, alternating between metal and embossed papers. I finished the card by adding some bits of ribbon.

I hope these samples inspire you to go "metalize" something.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NEW! Jenni Bowlin Holiday Collections!

Beautiful papers in new double sided cardstock patterned paper!

NEW! We R Memory Keepers!

 The new long awaited Sew Ribbon; 6 stencils and 10 ribbon cards!
We also got in their new Designer albums in 6 different styles!

NEW! Jillibean Soup!

Apple Cheddar Soup

Sweet & Sour Soup
The next two collections ship in October :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Jen Starr is coming this SUNDAY!!!

This is your last chance to sign up for Jen Starr's classes this SUNDAY! There are just a few spots left in each class. Call us now at 540.548.3788 to reserve your spot.

For more information on her classes click here.

Carving Pumpkins Class

Sunday October 23rd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost is $18.00

The paper collection used is My Mine's Eye - Mischievous.

There are so many techniques you will be learning in this class where do I begin?!

Don't have the right letters for your layout? No problem create your own with chipboard. We will be making our own letters and painting them with two Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle Paints.

Don't have the right color metal? Don't worry! I will show you how to use Adirondack's Alcohol Inks to change colors of metal to get desired colors.

We will be stamping, using charms, and using burlap for extra texture on your layout.

Supplies for the class needed:
Adhesive, distressing ink (because I love using them so much!) your favorite color. Something to pierce holes for brads.

I can't wait to see you all!

Pumpkin Patch Class

Saturday November 5th from 10:30am to 12:30. The cost is $18.

This layout is great for all those pumpkin patch and corn maze pictures you just took or the ones you have from past years and have not scrapbooked yet.

You will learn some great techniques!! We will learn how to create these great distressed pumpkins from plain chipboard using acrylic paints, Tim Holtz's Distressing Inks, and Distressing Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy. Other techniques you will be using / learning is inking to age the paper and paper tearing.

The paper collection we are using is from We R Memory Keepers Fall Collection. Come have some fun and learn some new techniques.

Supplies Needed for class: Your favorite adhesive, pop-dots, and your favorite Tim Holtz's Distressing ink.

I look forward to seeing you all!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Silhouette CAMEO is shipping next week!

We've gotten word from Silhouette that the CAMEO is expected to ship late next week! WOOT!!! You don't want to miss out! The Silhouette CAMEO is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12" wide and 10 feet long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials.

MSRP $299.99
Our price is $279.99 

We've already pre-sold several of the CAMEOs and can take pre-orders on a just a few more. Call the store or stop by and pre-pay or place your $50 deposit before we sell out. There will also be a tote bag in pink or teal that retails for $99.99. Next shipment will be around the holidays.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Wreath

Come get ready for Halloween with this cute wreath. You can use it for the front door or hang it in your home for that Halloween party! The class is next Saturday October 15th at 1:30 to 4:30pm. The cost is $20. The paper is line is Apothercary Emporium by Echo Park Paper Co. Learn how to paper roll, use old books for scrapbooking projects, ink and use glimmer mist.

You will need to bring a hot glue gun, plenty of glue sticks and your favorite color in Distressing Inks.

Happy Fall! from My Little Yellow Bicycle and Design Team

Come in and check out Little Yellow Bicycle's fall line, "Hello Fall!" and you'll "fall" in love just like I did.  These papers are beautiful - the colors are rich and vibrant and the details are so wonderful.  Then I looked at the embellishments all hanging happily together, and "Wow!"  I wanted everything!  The best part is that I could see using the embellishments beyond my scrapbook page and onto some fun accessories and home decor.  I first started with my scrapbook page, combining a few of the double sided papers and a strip from the border sheet.  I mimicked that "happy Fall" cluster again in the upper left for my title.  I added some punched circles and some of the fabric and chipboard embellishments.  It came together quickly (so nice when the paper itself inspires the layout design!) and is perfect for any type of fall photos, like these of Miss H. playing in the leaves last year.

When I saw the package of felt flower embellishments, I knew I wanted to use them for hair barrettes and they worked out perfectly.  I also used the 2 fabric buttons on barrettes - too cute!  After I made the barrettes, I decided to make a little hanger for them out of ribbon and a chipboard tree.  
Next on my list of projects with this cute line was a little banner for my door.  I dug out 4 pieces of Maya Road chipboard shapes and covered them with paper and embellishments.  It was so easy and I love how it turned out!  I did sand the edges of most of the pieces to help them stand out against each other, but other than that, I didn't alter much of anything.  I punched holes using my Crop-a-dile and used medium width ribbon and then a piece of twine to string it together.

If you want to see these projects in person and add some of this line to your stash, I recommend you hurry out to Scrapdoodles and pick it up.  You'll have lots of fun using the paper and the large assortment of embellishments on your layouts and anything else your creative mind can think of!  I think I may have to get some more, too, before it's gone.  See you at the store!
Karen H

Monday, October 3, 2011

NEW! Webster's Pages

This is just a sampling of all the beautiful papers and embellishments from "All About Me" and "A Botanical Christmas" from Webster's Pages. Be sure to some into the store to see all of it before it is gone!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Anyone thinking about buying an Epic Die Cutting/ Letterpress machine but not sure it's for you? Or, do you have one and find you don't use it or not to its full potential because you're not sure how? If so, join us for Scrapdoodles' new Epic Club. We will meet about once a month to try our hand at Letterpress and Die Cutting with this versatile tool. We will make several cute projects using the new release dies and plates as well as rethink some of our favorites from past releases. Please see the projects for the first class, on October 22, above. Come with a Basic Tool Kit as well as your own Epic Cutting/ Letterpress Tool. If you haven't purchased one yet but would like to try it, come up to two times as a guest member of the club, and we will share ours so that you may try it. There are many tips and tricks we will cover that will save time and money. Sign up quick so you don't miss out!

Date: Sat., Oct. 22
Time: 1:30pm
Fee: $20
Instructor: Francie

Please bring your Basic Class Kit, and Epic Six/Letterpress Tool (if you have one).