Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

It's me, Lisa, again... and this time around I decided to make a few cards. I have some friends with birthdays next month and thought I would get a jump start on things. 

This first card is made using papers mostly from Authentique. But the embellishments are a mix from Prima, K & Company, some Fancy Pants rub-ons and Cardstock stickers from Echo Park.

I used Echo Park papers to create this little card. I really enjoyed working with the "This & That" line. It is filled with tons of different colors and patterns. And I loved this blue-green. 

I love this simple little card. The music paper is from Authentique with a few rub-ons from my stash... I think they are from Fancy Pants. The "LOVE" is cut using my Cricut machine. The heart is from a piece of Basic Grey paper.

This card made with Authentique's "Carefree" line also uses a little bit of the "Miss Caroline" paper line from My Mind's Eye. I love how the natural colors blend with the bold pop of coral. 

I hope these have inspired you to make a couple of cards for your friends.
Thanx for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cards Class on Saturday!


Hope you had a great 3-day weekend!  I'm so glad it was nice and sunny out- we were able to spend lots of time at the pool!

This upcoming Saturday I have a card class!  I had a lot of fun creating these cards and can't wait to show you how to make them, too!  Here they are:

So, if you're interested in learning how to heat emboss, the emboss resist technique, stamping, a faux watercolor technique using markers, and how to create glittery stained glass windows, please join us on Saturday, June 2, 2012!  Here are the class details:

Cards Class with Tessa
Saturday, June 2, 2012
at 1:30pm
bring adhesive, your trimmer, scissors, a pencil, and a bone folder (if you have one)

Please call Scrapdoodles to sign up at (540) 548-3788.

Have a great week and hopefully I'll see you on Saturday!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

We wish to thank all veterans who have served our country whether it be in the past, present or future! Thank you!!!

In honor of Memorial Day, we will be closing at 5 pm today. Enjoy this bright, sunny day!

Don't forget today is the last day of the consignment sale and everything in the sale is HALF OFF unless marked by a red star!!! There are some incredible deals to be had!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Consignment Sale!!!

Join us this weekend for our Annual Consignment Sale! The sale starts Friday at 10am and ends Monday at 4pm. Monday is half price day unless marked by a red star. All sales are final. 

Remember there is no crop Friday night.

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

design team wednesday

i'm playing with the amy tangerine sketchbook line this week.
it's full of fun colors and watercolor-y splotches :)

i did some fussy cutting around the flower and then cut out a big scalloped partial circle to tuck under the flower, i added a bunch of mister huey's splatters, stitching, and washi tape.
 I love love love the small pad of paper for my project life album :)

this card is using the new diy thickers and some glitter :)
 and because i was overdosing on color, i went with a very neutral scheme for this one :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

NEW from Imaginisce "Hello Cupcake"

NEW from We R Memory Keepers!

Twine in 10 beautiful colors, buy it by the yard or buy the spool!

Washi Tape ~ Flying out of the store and reordered!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Design Team Wednesday: Summer Activity Bucket

It's hard to believe it's the middle of May already and summer is just around the corner!  Kids will soon be out of school and lots of summer activity lists have been popping all over the web and Pinterest.  I love the idea of having a list of activities to choose from throughout the summer, so even though my little one isn't even in school yet, I'm jumping on the bandwagon.  I picked out these sweet summery papers from Nikki Sivils' "Exit Here" collection - bright and sunny colors and fun patterns.  The themes fit for summer travels or backyard "staycations."  The sheet of coordinating die cuts is perfect for little projects like my Summer Activities Bucket. 
If you want to make your own, start a suitable container (mine was an empty baby formula bucket) and recover it with paper and embellishments.  I covered two dowel rods with papers and strung a length of twine across to create the banner.  The dowels are stuck in a piece of floral foam inside the container.  Layer on more embellishments and load it with lots of summer activity ideas.  My activities are mostly geared toward my young daughter.  There are over 50 ideas and I've listed them all on my blog, HERE, if you are interested in them.  Feel free to print and use mine and add to it with your own ideas, ideas from your kids, and lots more you can find around the web and Pinterest.  Get prepared for a very creative, fun summer!

Design Team Wednesday: Summer Brights With Echo Park

Love to go into Scrapdoodles and see what catches my eye.  Love the play area so my little Miss can play and I can stroll through the aisles and actually look :).  This trip, I had some summer layouts in my mind to do, and the Echo Park "Happy Days" collection caught my eye.  The colors are bright and patterns are fun - cute polka dots and plaids, with vintage inspired bottle caps and other "fifties" images.  See the whole collection HERE.  Scrapdoodles carries all these awesome selections - just ask the gals where to find it when you stop in. 
I created these two layouts using papers and a few layered chipboard embellishments from this collection.  For my first layout, I started with plain white cardstock.  I cropped four horizontal photos and matted them with a black cardstock strip, then a longer and wider strip of patterned paper.  I added the three strips on the right and a few embellishments from the collection.  I cut my title with my Cricut.  I still thought it needed a little more so I punched out several circles and popped them up with a foam dot.  I love the white on white dimension paired with the bright colors.  It's a really easy technique and livens up plain cardstock.

Last summer, my daughter really started choosing what to wear for herself and it was (and still is) an adventure in creativity.  Here she is with a tutu and camoflage cap that says "lil' Hunter".   The fun style of the papers reflect her fun little one-of-a-kind fasion style.  Again, all the papers and embellishments are from Echo Park.  Check them out for yourself at the store and make you own one-of-a-kind layouts and projects!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

NEW! We R Memory Keepers Red, White & Blue

The patriotic colors of red, white, and blue brilliantly shine forth in this classic collection conveniently named just that – Red, White & Blue. It’s reminiscent of a hometown parade with icons that spell freedom and pride, such as stars, fireworks, banners, hero awards, and more. The pre-layered papers and embellishments make it simple to use on any project.

Design Team Wednesday: Cyndi

I am a big fan of 6x6 paper pads. It's a way to get all of the papers in a collection without breaking the bank, and they are so versatile. All three of my projects today feature 6x6 papers from My Minds' Eye's Follow Your Heart line. Just in time to get it in the mail, I created this card for my mom. The card itself is made from Bazzill Bling cardstock, which is shimmery and pretty in person.
Products used: Bazzill Bling cardstock, My Minds' Eye patterned paper and brad, Silhouette, Martha Stewart doily, Doodlebug twine

One challenge of using 6x6 papers might be creating a 12-inch border, but I pieced together two strips to do just that on this next page. The text block underneath the big tag is cut from a sheet of Tim Holtz' kraft resist cardstock, which is really fun to work with.
Products used: Heidi Swapp resist cardstock, My Minds' Eye patterned paper and brads, Pink Paislee wooden alphas, October Afternoon stickers, Tim Holtz resist cardstock, Mister Huey's and Glimmer Mist

The title treatment on this next layout was inspired by a digital kit I saw on Pinterest. I cut strips from the 6x6 paper to make faux washi tape to layer under the negative space of the cut-out word, and repeated the strips on the opposite page for balance.

Products used: My Minds' Eye patterned papers, Silhouette, Kaisercraft wooden Eiffel Tower, Studio Calico bow clip, Doodlebug alpha stickers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Scrapbook Day!!!

Come join us this Saturday for National Scrapbook Day! We are having hourly drawings, doorbuster sales & a make take! Newsletter to go out soon with all the details!

Saturday, May 5 - 10am-9pm

Design Wednesday Project Two

My Second Project

I started out with a 12x12 picture frame. I painted the entire frame with pink acrylic paint, painted a second coat using Tim Holtz's Distressing Crackle Paints (picket fence), and finally I inked all over the frame using Tim Holtz's Distressing Ink (can you say a little addicted to T!m!!)

The paper collection and chipboard is from Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee collection.  The little cards are from Webster's Pages' Picnic collection.  It is awesome how so many paper companies can be intermingled together!

The chipboard letters are coated with Stampendous Frantage Crushed Glass Glitter.  I used Ranger's Glossy Accent to adhere the glitter.

There are some Kaisercraft flowers in there.  The key is from Tim Holtz.

I love Spring! The colors inspire me so much! I hope I have inspired you too. This project was so easy and would make a great gift for any occasion. 


Design Wednesday Project One

Hi Ladies! 
I was so inspired with this project.  I have been wanting to make a gift for my daughter with advice for life.  What better way than a recipe box!!! All the ingredients to have a successful life (hopefully)! 

I used a wooden recipe box that I had bought a while ago.  I painted the inside and out. The paper collection I used was Teresa Collin's Fabrications.  I love this paper because of the colors, texture and that it is double sided.  I trimmed all the paper enough so that you could see about a quarter of inch of the painted part of the box.  I used Ranger's Glue and Seal to adhere the paper. I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz's Distressing Ink (you guys know how much I like to distress!!)  I used Kaisercraft paper flowers for the top and inside. I also used some new trinkets from Tim Holtz (metal corners).

Now for the letters and the cards themselves, I used my brand new Cameo!!!! Can I just say how excited I am about this machine!!! It can do so many different types of projects that my head is spinning with ideas.  So you know you will see in my future projects a lot of the Cameo once I have mastered it.

Come by the store to see this project and get inspired.  It would be a great gift for a special woman or girl in your life.  You could give the gift to your mom or grandmother and ask them to write advice to you.  Or give it to your daughter, niece, or granddaughter filled with wonderful advice.

I hope I have inspired you this week.

~ Tiffany

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fancy Folded Cards

Hi everyone. Pat here, with some more fun folds. As some of you are aware, I am all about folding. This month I would like to share with you a diamond fold card and a napkin fold card. These cards are really easy and fun to make. For the diamond fold card, we will be making a tea bag medallion out of the basic circle fold we learned in my last class. Check out the pic's, and/or come into the store to see them up close and personal. Hope you will join the fun on Saturday May 12, 2012, at 1:30pm. The following tools are essential to this class: paper trimmer, paper scorer, bone folder, scissors, small glue runner, and crystal ice stickles.
Saturday May 12, 2012 1:30pm $15.00
Call the store to sign up today!  540-548-3788
See ya soon!