Sunday, February 16, 2014

Copic Card Class: Register Now!

Registration is now open:
Easter/Spring Copic Card class
March 12, 2014 from 6-8PM
 The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
We will be creating five cards using Inky Antics stamps and honeycomb papers, Crate Paper paper and embellishments, and tons more! Cards include two Easter themed, one birthday, one thank-you and one spring card.
 Join me, Shelly Maxwell, from 6-8PM on March 12, 2014 for a great evening developing your Copic Marker skills. Cost is $20/kit. (If you are unavailable to attend class a kit can be reserved for you to pick up at the store).
 We will be making three cards that incorporate Honeycomb papers like this:
 Crate paper paper and embellishments will be used along with many other trendy trinkets.

 Don't miss out on all the fun! Register today by calling The Scrapbooking Studio at (309) 736-7242. Seats fill up fast so please don't hesitate to call.

 We will be using the following markers in class: Y02, Y04, Y08, R30, R35, R39 G00, G02, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV93, RV95, E11, E13, E15, RV00, RV02, RV04, Colorless blender and the following Spica Glitter pens: Melon, Lemon, Pink, Orange. You will need to bring your own adhesive and I recommend a glue pen for this glass as well as pop dots (large and small). We will also use Cat Eye inks in the following colors: Sour Apple and Royal Blue.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Family Stories" with Shelly Maxwell

The Family Stories line of embellishments and papers from Teresa Collins is HUGE and very versatile! Check out all of these card, mini-album and layout ideas you can create with all the goodies that are available at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL
All-occasion cards come alive with the Family Stories paper collection. The flower paper was used on the next two card fronts along with die cut paper for the flower along with Maya Road craft doily and rose flower center. The layers were pop-dotted for dimension. 
The "you and me" is from the Family Stories "Notecards" sheet along with this collection's enamel dots.
 The ribbon wrapped paper clip from Maya Road, decorative button for the flower's center and "Numbers" paper for the flower create a chic and trendy card for someone very special. The  Die Cut Accesories are used for the "love" and "together" and the "Noted" paper for the banner and people (card makers can fussy cut the people from the paper and use a glue pen to adhere border to the card front).
And the final card was created by embossing the cardstock with a wood grain embossing folder and inking it. I cut the "You and Me" journaling card and circle with people from the Die Cut Accessories sheet, added the two eyelets to the top and "hung" it on a Maya Road hanger with twine. The embellishment in the center of the card front are mounted to a bottle cap. Use glue dots to adhere it to the card front.
 And here is this cards inside:
Family photos from a 2011 trip to St.Louis, MO trip were used  with a hand made mini-album and Family Stories line of papers and embellishments to create the next project. Here's the cover:
I used black die cut chipboard for the covers and the Bind-it-All  spiral to hold the album together. My daughter made the beaded rings that are attached to the black spiral binding for added cover embellishment.
And here's a full frontal photo:
I added a small bag to the front cover and placed a black chipboard tag in it to hold a few additional photos and placed a journaling card to the front of the bag. 
 The pages of the book are made up of Family Stories "File Folders" and papers from the Family Stories line.

 I also used the Decorative buttons, and enamel dots throughout the album

Lastly, I would like to share two layouts:
I loved being able to add sequins (a hot new trend), pop-dotted arrows, buttons, chipboard pieces, and die cut accessories to this layout, along with some washi tape.

The second layout uses Die Cut Accessories, Decorative Buttons, and a border strip from the "Noted" paper. I used pop-dotted black cardstock circles in the four corners along with photo corners, and enamel dots to anchor the page.

Thanks for checking out my cards, mini-album and layouts created with supplies that are available at The Scrapbooking Studio online or in Moline, IL