Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Graphic 45 Halloween Copic Card Class: Wed. Sept. 3, 2014 6-8pm

 Registration is now Open! Copic Card Class featuring Graphic 45 paper line "An Earie Tale" on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 6-8pm. We will be creating five Halloween themed cards:
We will be using dry embossed card bases, Distress Inks, metal keys, felt flowers, die cuts, and lots more to embellish the cards. Basic color techniques will be used along with some shading techniques.
Each kit comes complete with instructions, coloring guide, pictures, envelopes and more.
 We will be using the following markers in class: BV20, BV25, V22, V28, V01, V04, V09, E00, E01, E13, E17, E18, E31, E33, R02, R05, Y08, C7, C8, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y32, Y35, W1, W3, YG95, YG97, T1, T3, T5, YR12, YR14, YG95, YG97
Other Items to bring: Black & Dark Brown Cat Eye Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink & Blending Tool, pointy scissors, adhesives including small and large pop dots, and glue dots.
Spica Glitter pens in the following colors: Mint, Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Blossom
Each kit/class packet is $20. Register by calling The Scrapbooking Studio today at: 309-736-7242 today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection} Beware

Grap all of the Eeriest Halloween papers at The Scrapbooking Studio this Halloween. The newest line from Graphic 45 includes cobweb filled pockets:
 Layers of scary stories...
 and die cut flowers layered with pop-dots for dimension.
You can mount it all on some spooky Core'dinations black (yellow) paper for the perfect Halloween background.
 Use your Martha Stewart scoring board to create double outlines around the entire layout, WeRMemoryKeepers corner punch on the patterned paper Abracadabra for the main background paper, and cardstock sticker borders from the 12x12 sticker sheet to create a stylishly scary layout. I also used Tags and Pockets from the Eerie Tale Collection to keep all my darkest secrets hidden.
Thanks for peeking at this design team layout created exclusively for The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL. You'll want to treat yourself to some Halloween goodies before they run out! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Mini-Album

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains numerous double sided papers, cardstock stickers, journaling pieces, and more. Check out a mini-album project using the papers and some additional embellishments:

I created a tag mini-album using this beautiful Botanical Tea collection. It pairs great in this mini with Wendy Vecchi's stamps. I used stamps from Wendy Vecchi's Original Art set and from her Framed Art set of stamps throughout the book. The young girl on the cover was created with a Prima Mixed Media stamp. The tags measure 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" each.
I used Distress Ink along the edges along and detailed  pen work to create a border. The girl stamp was stamped onto several of the papers from the Graphic 45 collection, then I fussy cut them using pointy scissors, and the pieces were adhered to the stamped image on the cover tag. I used a Spica Glitter pen to color her belt, ruffles, and headband. I used Distress Markers to add shadows to the image.

 The lower right cluster contains stickers from the collection along with a Maya Road wire flower.
I added a green velvet ribbon border to the top of the right pages along with a Maya Road ribbon flower and a Maya Road bingo piece for the flowers's centers to add a line of consistency throughout the mini-album.

Journaling pieces are added throughout to help tell the story of my daughter at horse shows over the past summer (2014). 
 Since my daughter is 15 this summer, I made sure one of my bingo pieces was a 15.
 Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Industrious stickers make great borders along the edge of pictures.
 I bound the book together with a piece of accordion folded paper (1/2" folds) adhered to the edges of the tags. 
Thanks for taking a look my mini-album project created with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.  The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it onnline: www.thescrapbookingstudio.com  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Layout Samples

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains numerous double sided papers, cardstock stickers, and lots more. I found the collection easy to work with and thought it contained a great deal of options with both large and small print papers, dots, stripes, border strips, journaling pieces, and more.

 Today I would like to share two 12x12 layouts I created using the collection:
This 12x12 Botanical Tea paper lends itself to great focal pictures. I used a light house picture I took recently while in Two Rivers, Wisconsin along Lake Michigan's west coast.
 I used pointy scissors to cut the printed postage stamps and then tucked my brown distressed photo mat and picture under the stamp image:
The same technique was used for the printed rose image lower right of the photo.
I added additional punched flowers, with wooden buttons tied with ribbon centers. A chipboard canvas covered butterfly colored with Distress Markers and Spica Glitter pens, and bling for the butterfly's body was also added for dimension on the page.

The second layout was created using several strips of paper and a border strip, one 4x6 photo and four 2x2 photos.
  I punched, inked, layered and pop dotted  several more flowers for this layout and placed them below the photos.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection was used for the title piece. I dry embossed it using an embossing folder and then inked it with Distress Ink and a blending tool. I used American Craft Bones thickers for the Title. Tim Holtz tissue tape (butterflies) was used along the right side of the page for additional embellishment.
Thanks for taking a look at these layout projects created with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.  I'll be sharing one more project I created with this collection very soon, so stop back and check it all out. The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it onnline: www.thescrapbookingstudio.com  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Card Samples

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains a large assortment of double sided paper, cardstock stickers and lots more. 
 Here are three cards I created using the papers and stickers from the Botanical Tea Collection:
 This A2 size top fold card was created with Tim Holtz Craft Core Nostalgic collection cardstock and Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers. I sanded the paper and inked it with Distress Ink. The butterfly is a punch with bling for the body.
Next I created this 5x5 top fold card with blue cardstock for the base. The mat background is Field of Flowers. I also used Prima bling, punch & pop dotted the flower with a sticker for the center. 
 My third card is also a 5x5 top fold card. It is on Adirondack Collection of Kraft Core cardstock with Fauna as background mat. I punched a few small flowers, diecut a half-circle (inked it) and layered several stickers lower right. I also used a pin with ribbon tucked behind the pop-dotted butterfly sticker.
Thanks for taking a peak at this great collection. I'll be sharing more projects with you soon, so stop back and check it all out. The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it online: www.thescrapbookingstudio.com  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Register today: Haunted Halloween Art Parts Class, Sept. 17, 2014

Haunted Halloween Art Parts Class
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 6-8 PM
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
Call to Register today! (309) 736-7242
Techniques used in class include Distress staining and inking, stamping and masking, use of Art Parts...
...the opportunity to use self-adhesive foil, Clearly for Art blackout, stencils, distress markers and lots more!
 Stop by the store to see the samples in person. 
These haunted home decor items contain the spookiest details and are the perfect addition
 to your desktop Halloween collection.
Class Supplies Needed: Zip Dry or similar liquid glue, kraft mat, heating tool. I'll bring the rest!
Register for class by calling: The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
(309) 736-7242

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Registration is Open: Distress Card Class, August 20, 2014

 Distress Card Class
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6-8PM
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
Cost $18/Class kit
Create five cards using Ranger's Distress Markers. (Blue without You, It's your day with belly band, friendship, Happy Birthday, and Hold onto your Hat pocket card perfect for holding gift cards).
Learn how to use Distress makers to color stamped images for cards.
 Once you start, you won't want to stop.
 Techniques used in class include: distressing paper with Distress Inks, adding dimension using pop dots, using double sided tape to add glittery tinsel effects, faux stitching, create background color washes, using glitter paper, tissue tape as a border.
We will be using the following markers in class: Spiced Marmalade, Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss. You will also need a water color brush, kraft mat, pop dots (large and small), glue dots, and your favorite adhesive. You are welcome to use my Distress Markers during class if you do not own them all. Pick up supplies and register for class:
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
(309) 736-7242