Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cool site for Copic Marker Color Matching

I found this over at SplitCoastStampers.  I love this idea and George the creator really took some time working out this program.

The main idea of the ColorLab is to help navigate the endless combinations and permutations of colors...

New Color Lab for Copics

When you think about it: (Selecting 5 colors & excluding blending techniques)

SU 45 Current colors have 1.2 million combinations, and around 150 million permutations...

CTMH 60 Current colors have 5.4 million combinations, and 655 million permutations...

Copic 334 colors have 33.6 Billion combinations, and around 334 Billion permissions...

Seeing those numbers its easy to understand why the "Surprise Me" feature is the most popular and used feature...

Also, now you can right click any of the 5 'selected swatches' (at the top) and lock them in place (preventing the 'Surprise Me' feature from overriding them... ) This helps when you have one or two colors and are looking for inspiration...

I know the Copic ColorLab does really do justice for the endless possibilities with Copic Markers... We are always looking for more ideas / features / etc.. to add... If you have an idea for a utility - drop me a line!


-=- George

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowy Cards class samples

Hi everyone! I hope each and every one of you had a great Christmas. Even though I was sick, I had a wonderful day and none of us ever got out of our pjs :) I was sick for a little over 2 weeks and really missed creating during that time. My energy and mojo have returned and I am happy to say that I will be teaching on Sunday January 9th from 1-3 pm.
In this class we will be making 8 cards total, 2 cards of each of the 4 designs shown here. These cards are great for sending as "thank you's" for gifts received over the holidays, winter birthdays, anyone you may have missed on your Christmas list and Happy New Year cards, or whatever your heart desires. As always, I will have a variety of sentiments on hand in case you want to change the sentiment to suit your needs. Be prepared to do some heat embossing, some cutting, and a tiny bit of coloring. We will be using a variety of stamps including some of the new sentiments from Hero Arts.
Here is a list of items you should bring to class in case you want to use your own and not have to share class supplies:

Glossy Accents (aka Diamond Glaze, Crystal Effects)
Sharp scissors
Copic markers: E33 and W1
Silver ink for edging
Keep watching here on the blog for other upcoming classes, and don't forget Demo Day on January 15th.

I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Layout Inspiration from Sandy Boyd


Sandy has been busy catching up on all her Christmas Scrapbooks.  In this layout, she used the ANW Creswood Christmas line.  She created her own scalloped die cut paper by tracing the outline from another piece of paper.  One of the papers was a house paper and she cut out the houses individually to use them as an embellishment.  She created faux ribbons from other matching papers.
This layout features the Jovial Basic Grey line.  I love how she cut out the paper on the upper right corner.  She added some ornaments from another paper in the line and some stickers for a good balance of  elements on the top of the pages.


This is another layout using the Jovial line.  The great thing about these Basic Grey lines is that the paper are all double sided and you can get a completely different looking layout just by using some of the other papers.  I love how she punched out different sized circles out of the different patterned papers to create a line in the center of the pages.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

More with KI

Hi From Lisa C

I was sneaky on this page as I flipped over the pocket page I had made previously from KI Memories to use as my base. (Saves a little money as well as space in my scrapbook album.) I used the Lagoon Calendar page (could you just die over the fabulous stitching around that bracket?!) by cutting just the lower portion of the page to use as a midline accent in my layout. It really draws the eye in towards my photos plus I still have most of that calendar page remaining for another layout. Again I mixed colors from KI's printed cardstock and the Hot Strips Borders to create photo mats and accents. For the picture in the lower righthand corner, I trimmed the Hot Strips Borders to frame the pix. The glittery title word "smile" also came from KI - Happy Words Sticklers, which we can barely keep in stock! The chipboard heart and bracket were originally white from Pebbles Chips that I ran an inkpad over to change the color. The Pebbles Chips have an amazing variety and selection in each package to complement any project. Take time for yourself during this busy holiday season by playing with all that KI Memories has to offer!


Friday, December 17, 2010

KI Memories

Who doesn't love calendar pages, stitched papers, and the sweet colors found over the rainbow? Well, KI Memories combined it all and created fabulous pocket pages to boot!!! I was so excited to play with the goodies that I did not one, not two, but three fast and easy pages.

For the first page for my daughters' first day of school I used the Candy Calendar but turned it sideways so the days of the week were running vertically in the left margin. (I just had to be different!) Hot Strips borders with their beautiful colors and fun designs was the next item added to my layout along with KI's Hip Chip alphies. If you haven't played with Hampton Art's Ditto Layered Felt Buttons, you need to get moving! These adorable buttons are the perfect addition to any project.

For my second page, I created a simple, yet eye-catching place to stash memorabilia from my daughter's sophomore year of school. I am always looking for ways to store class schedules, certificates, and report cards. KI's 12x12 Pocket Page did most of the work for me. I sealed the sides of the pocket to contain the items and will make a simple slit in my page protector to access the items. To show off the bracket shape of the pocket I ran around the edges with a little ink then backed the inside of the pocket with a peice of printed cardstock from KI's Over the Rainbow collection. Again I finished the page with Hot Strips borders, Hip Chip alphies and more Ditto Layered Felt Buttons. The possibilities are endless in this collection!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photo Scraps is Closed Today

Hi Everyone,

Due to the quick accumulation of snow on the roads, Photo Scraps will be closed today, Thursday December 16, 2010. We will be open again tomorrow at 10 AM.

Today's Daily Special will be extended to tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Hello's from Gina A.!

I really love this KI line and have used the calendar pages already on several layouts. So when we were given a chance to create with these products, I was really excited. I used the "Leafy" green pages for my background with a torn "Poppy Calendar" as an embellishment and place to journal. The KI Hip-chip letters were placed on cardstock squares for my title. I especially love the self-adhesive keepsake pockets - I attached each to a piece of red cardstock to make them "pop" and added journaling cards with green ribbon where I can write about the specific "to-do's" that make my holidays (and yours???) crazy-fun!

And speaking of journaling cards, I know we are all SOOOO busy this time of year but I'm hoping that you will take time to jot some quick notes during the season so that you have some memory joggers available when you are ready to crop your holiday pics this January. Remember: your page or album isn't really complete without journaling! (If you need some help in this area, make it a New Year's Resolution to join me for a journaling class in 2011! Look for "Write On!" or "Write More!(All About ME)" on our store calendar)

I've made it a "Photoscraps Tradition" to come out to the New Year's Day Crop the last few years. We always have a blast and it' a great chance to get those holiday photos scrapped right away. Hope all of you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season and I look forward to cropping with you on New Year's Day and seeing you in the store - and in class! - in 2011!

Gina A.

Two cards today

I love having a little quiet time to sit at my desk and play. I got the chance this morning to make 2 cards using our fabulous DT paper from KI this month, plus I opened up one of my new Hero Arts sets. I love having new toys! Have you seen the new Hero Arts catalog? It is chock full of great new stuff, a lot of which you will be seeing me use in some upcoming classes.

For my cards today, I again CASEd myself by using layouts I've used before. I know I say it all the time, but a change of paper and a stamp can make a previous layout look brand new. So look closely at these cards and see if you can recognize the layouts I've used.

My first card uses the flip side of KI's Over The Rainbow paper "Snow" that I used on the first DT card I posted last week. I paired it with a stamp by My Sentiments Exactly, my favorite EK Success border punch, some silver paper, ribbon, and some silver bling by Hero Arts, plus Cropadile's stub corner punch.

My second card uses both the front and back side of KI's Over The Rainbow paper "Powder", the Tim Holtz baroque die, a butterfly punch and some pearls from Kaiser, plus a new Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Don't you just love those mixed fonts? I sure do!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Talent Show Entry from Sue S.

One of our wonderful customers showed us this Painters tray she decorated as a present.  Sue S. used the wonderful Bo Bunny Winter Joy.  She kicked up the icy tone of the paper by adding glittery paper snowflakes and hand cut icicles.  Another fun detail is the fun ribbon she added to the bottom of the tray with dangling beads and snowflakes.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

CASEing myself

Does everyone know what CASE means? For those that may not, it means "Copy And Steal Everything" or to put it nicely, "Copy And Share Everything". It is also known as scraplifting or stamplifting. So, for my first card I CASEd myself by using the same layout I am using on today's snowflake Demo Day card. As you all know, I love the layouts that I can use over and over for all sorts of occassions and never make the same card twice.

For this card, I used a Hero Arts saying, a little bling and some black ribbon (which didn't scan well), a Spellbinders die, and a great paper from KI's "Over The Rainbow" line called Snow. The paper reminds me of sequin waste or honeycomb, and I think it would look fabulous on a wedding card or an anniversary card, so don't be surprised if one of those pops up later this month. I kept my card to black and white because I think that color combo is so very elegant.

I hope to see you all at Demo Day today!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shabby Chic December Design Team

Lisa Hetrick here...LOVE. LOVE. LOVING the NEW PRODUCTS from Maya Road and Melissa Frances that are being featured this month in the store. Lot's of super shabby chic fun stuff to work with. And.... lots of KRAFT products to create with. You all KNOW I love my KRAFT.

This month's products inspired me to create a collage CANVAS project. Here's a pic of the whole canvas. Keeps scrolling. I took pics of all the details.

Look at all the lovely details.

The small white vintage Melissa Frances frames created a perfect home for the ATC (ART C) red beads. The KRAFT Keepsake pocket is NEW from Maya Road. The vintage inspired heart pins are NEW from Maya Road as well. Gorgeous and fun to work with. The vintage lace is from Hero Arts and the LOVE and STORY ticket embellishments are from the one and only Tim Holtz.

I sprayed the NEW Maya Road chipboard pennants with Glimmer Mist and wired them up with silver (ATC-ART C) wire and beads. PERFECTION. The Maya Road chipboard hearts come in the package of mini pennants and are all blinged out with glitter and silver paint finished off with glossy accents. Look at that super cute resin pink rose. They're NEW from Maya Road.
Have you seen the new Melissa Frances Crepe paper and Mica Flakes? Just gorgeous to work with. I die cut the flower shapes with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and finished it off with a red rosette from Maya Road. The mica flakes give your project a sparkly, vintage touch, easy to apply and adhere with glossy accents. There are those super cute pink resin roses again!

Did you know you can emboss with the Ranger Paint Daubers? I took the silver paint dauber, covered the outer edges of the canvas, poured on UTEE embossing powder and heat set. The perfect finish to the outer edge of the canvas and super shiny.

The base of the canvas with the photo was printed from my color printer on a piece of white copy paper. I kind of tweaked it a bit in Photoshop, printed it out and adhered it to the canvas using gel matte medium (mod podge works too), covering both sides and sealing the paper to the canvas. All of the embellishments were layered on top. How fun is this? Didn't take long and definitely a keepsake. The picture was kind of blurry when I took it, but who cares, it looks amazing on this canvas. A vintagey chic hybrid project that you definitely get your hands messy with.


Talent Show Entry from Carol Hartline


Today I have a great Holiday entry to our Talent Show from Carol Hartline,  She bought this Maya Road house and decorated it like a real gingerbread house.   Candy patterned papers made the decorating so much easier.  Peppermint paper for the rooftop,  She cut out individual peppermints to line the edges of her house.  Chipboard trees and wreath finish it off.  Very Festive and so much easier (for me) than a real gingerbread house.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Team for December

I've been busy this morning playing with my supplies to make a layout for our design team wall. I used some new products on pages showing one of last years snow storms. See if you can find these items: sour apple chalk ink, smootch spritz in vanilla shimmer, pearl metalic paint from Adirondack, glimmer screens by tatered angels, and chip snowflakes by Melissa Francis. I also used papers from My Minds Eye and Little Yellow Bicycle with some matching bazzil cardstock and maya roads ribbon to make a layout that I would not normally do. I am not a stamper so I'm not used to having blue fingers! It was fun playing with different mediums even though I don't like getting dirty! But new products have a way of tempting us to get out of our comfort zone, so try something new today, just for fun! Check out my other "creations" from this mornings play time, enjoy! Gina P. I forgot to add one detail of info. The tattered angels mist color I used on my snow flakes was Jack Frost!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Demo Day cards

Woo hoo! Demo Day is just around the corner. This is always such a fun event for the store and I look forward to doing it every month.
This month I will have 2 cards I've designed for you to create, one that is very simple and one that requires you to do some stamping of some lovely Hero Arts snowflakes. For the simple Christmas card I went with an elegant look of gold and black and the stunning music background paper by the Girl's Paperie. For my snowflake card I took a cue from Bo Bunny and used non-traditional winter colors of purple and aqua. The snowflake card will have a slightly different background on Demo Day as the paper I used at home is no longer available, but it will still be beautiful.

Make sure to come join us this Saturday (12/11/10) from 11 - 4 pm!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Supply list for Saturday's class

Here are the supplies for class this coming Saturday's Christmas Cards class in case you want to bring your own so that you do not have to share:

Peeled Paint Distress ink and sponge dauber
Antique Linen Distress ink and sponge dauber
Cottage Ivy Memento ink
Gold ink (any brand ok, my preference is Encore)
Rich Cocoa Memento ink

Hero Arts stamp sets: CL 469, CL465, CL463

I have 1 spot left in this Saturday's class. Come join us!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Is it really December?

Wow, where does the time go? I cannot believe December is here already and another year is just about over. With a new month comes a new batch of Design Team products and that is always something to look forward to.

This month we will be featuring the Kitschy Kitchen line by Melissa Frances as well as goodies from Maya Road and KI Memories calendar pages. What a lot of fun stuff! Keep watching here on the blog and in the store for our Design Team creations.

And don't forget that Demo Day is Saturday 12/11 from 11 - 4 pm.

I'm looking forward to seeing you then!


New Talent Show Card from Laura

Hi Everyone,

Laura has been creating more fabulous Christmas cards.   For this card, Larua made a window on the front of her card using the Labels two set of Spellbinder Dies. She used two of the dies nested together to create the white window.  She stamped her images on the background paper and to make it pop, she painted Glossy Accents over the entire background.   To make the rhinestone garland, she put two rhinestones back to back with gold thread in the center.  The Sentiment was done with white embossing powder to make it really stand out.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Place for all the Eldersburg News You Need to Know

Hi Everyone,

You may have noticed in my last newsletter that I am now writing a weekly article for the Eldersburg Patch, a brand new online Eldersburg Newspaper. It's a great site where you can read all about things happening in Eldersburg or contribute events, reviews and more. If you want to read this article online at the Patch, Click Here.

13 Things You Need to Know About Eldersburg Patch Think of our site as the community water cooler — a place where you can stop by and talk about everything going on in town.

By Valerie Bonk

It's been a little more than a week since Eldersburg Patch has launched. We're gathering a lot of followers and are getting to know the community inside and out.

We wanted to take the time to remind you why we're here and what this site is all about. Simply put, it's about you.

We've built Patch so that you have plenty of opportunities to comment on stories, share your opinions, post photos and announcements and add events to the community calendar. We hope that our site will strengthen the community, but we can't do it without you. So get to it! 

1. Comment on an Article
We subscribe to the idea that "news is a conversation." Much of our reporting will emanate from what readers tell us in emails, comments on our sites and in conversations around town. Share your thoughts and reactions to our articles by posting a comment directly below each story. 

2. Ask a Question
So maybe you want to know when that pothole is going to get fixed, or maybe you're a local expert on native trees just dying for someone to ask why their allergies are so bad this year. Patch's Q&A section is the place for you to ask your questions and show off your expertise, all while connecting with your neighbors. Visit the tab here and ask a question, or answer someone else's.

3. Post an Event
Do you know of a book signing at our local bookstore, a celebrity chef appearing at cooking store or an art exhibit at a local coffee shop? Is there a garage sale or graduation ceremony coming up? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add events to our site here.

4. Send a News Tip
At the bottom of the homepage, there's a link that says, "Send Us News Tips." Tell us about stories we should cover. Your tip will be sent straight to Valerie Bonk, Eldersburg Patch's (incredibly grateful) editor.

5. Post an Announcement
Post births, engagements and wedding announcements. Tell us who made the honor roll or share school awards, social notes and thank you shout outs. If you're looking for volunteers or searching for your lost dog, we welcome you to call on your community for help. Just remember, our Terms of Service say announcements should be for personal use and not for advertising.

6. Sign Up for Newsletters
The daily Eldersburg Patch newsletter brings you all articles and announcements that have been posted in the last 24 hours. It is delivered to your email every day at 6 a.m. You can also sign up for the weekly newsletter, which shows a subset of the content created and featured on our site over the last few days. It is delivered every Thursday at 10 a.m.

7. Claim Your Directory Listing
Our business and organization listings aren't skimpy. Our team of researchers actually hit the streets and visited businesses, schools, parks, libraries and more so we can provide photos as well as detailed information such as products sold and hours of operation. To contact us about the listing for your business or organization, email us at If you own or manage a business or organization in our directory, claim it here.

8. Shout It Out!
You now have a way to shout out on the site without having to add a comment to an existing article. You can tell us what you have to say right now by using the new shout box at the top of the Activity Stream. Whatever you "shout" will go directly into the stream, right on the homepage.

9. Upload Your Photos and Video
Upload videos of the high football touchdown or your Eldersburg Little Leaguer's first home run. Post photos from local festivals, or send in a snapshot of your best holiday recipes. We invite you to share the memories that you've caught on camera with the rest of the community.

10. Advertise With Us
For all advertising queries, please email our Eldersburg Patch Ad Manager, Paul Zetlmeisl at

11. Review Restaurants
Do you want to be the first to tell your friends whether the new restaurant in town gets two thumbs-up? You can post a review of your favorite (or least favorite) restaurants here. Or, search to find what you're craving -- you can filter results by cuisine, price or seating accommodations.

12. Social Media Engagement
Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at Immerse yourself in our content and actively contribute and engage via social media. Let's start a conversation together.

13. Send a Letter to the Editor
Patch would like to extend an invitation to every member of the Eldersburg community to submit a letter to the editor. Express your thoughts or concerns about anything that might be stirring up conversation around town, and we'll post it. Just email Editor Valerie Bonk at

The more Eldersburg Patch serves as on online space for community dialogue, the more useful our site will be. So next time you have something to share with your neighbors, consider taking a moment to send a letter to Patch. Chances are, you're not the only who feels that way.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Talent Show Entry from Kat Blue


Like many of our other customers, Kat was attracked to Lisa Hetrick's painter tray class.  Kat is an extremely creative lady who likes to mix things up a bit.  She used all the same basic papers and stamps but she put her own spin on it.  Just changing up the ink colors and distressing the edges of your mats can add a lot of dimension to a project.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly

Lisa Hetrick here. Just a little design team share for you today!
Whipped up a little frosty collage piece (home decor) here with the all NEW BO BUNNY Midnight Frost. This project was super easy AND I just HAD TO put some of the NEW ART C glitters and findings in there to sparkle it all up. New mixed media findings, glitters, wires and beads = ART LOVE!

And as you know... PhotoScraps has all the Bo Bunny and ART C you NEED! :) And Yep, there's a that super cool big, MS snowflake punch and Hero Arts Snowflake set collaged right on to the frame.

Just love that sentiment... A Snowflake is Winter's Butterfly! Who doesn't LOVE a little Midnight Frost!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Wonderland from Gina A.

As soon as I saw this month's beautiful Bo-Bunny winter line, I knew these would be lovely papers to highlight some great photos I took near Deep Creek Lake last winter. Actually, the photos, while pretty, don't really do the scenery justice. As my daughter said at the time, it looked like a snowy Narnia! The sun coming through the frost-covered trees truly created a winter wonderland. I've been looking for just the right papers ever since and I think this month's Design Team pages are perfect - creating a lovely background to highlight the photos. I didn't want to upstage the pictures so I kept my embellishments simple -a little glitter from our $1 bin, some pretty ribbon and sparkly brads. The glitter script-font stickers made a perfect title. (And no, I did not forget journaling! It's included on another page of this album!) Wish I could honestly say I'm looking forward to the return of cold and snowy weater as we head into the winter months, but at least I can say it's fun to revisit last year's trip to "wonderland" through this layout!

New Class in December!

Christmas Canvas Art Class with Lisa Hetrick!
Wed., December 1, 6-8 pm
We're getting our ART on in this class. Fast-paced for completion, but you can finish it in two hours! Using a Brand NEW Bo Bunny Christmas canvas kit (and some extra goodies), we're going to jack it up and distress it out with ink, paint, stamps, glitter, bling and collage glue! This class is messy, but fun!

Only 6 spots available! BRING your favorite collage glue like: MOD PODGE and a very strong adhesive to adhered chipboard and bling.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A quick and easy card

Here is a quick and easy card for you, and a reminder that not everything needs to be a masterpiece and that sometimes all you need is some beautiful paper and a good sentiment. I am loving out DT paper this month, Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost. Some of the pieces are so yummy that I don't want to cut into them :)

I paired 2 of the patterns with some pearls, silver ribbon, my favorite border punch (Ek Success Open Scallop), and a new sentiment I brought home last weekend from Impression Obsession that reads "snow brings out the child in all of us".

Don't forget to come out and play with us this Saturday from 11 - 4pm for Demo Day. We have lots of fantastic projects for the holidays!


Got Sin?

Had so much fun creating this 2-page layout using he "Naughty or Nice List" and coordinating papers with some fun Photoscraps employee pictures! We always have a blast at the store - who wouldn't? Lots of creative people together doing what they love and laughing every day! As soon as I saw the naughty or nice paper I got some great ideas about a way to use some silly store photos and my layout practically created itself. (Special thanks to Jill who had the same idea but graciously let ME create the layout!)
Happy sinning.... um, I mean, Happy Scrapping everyone!
Gina A.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


More with Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost . . . This layout went together in 5 minutes because the paper did all the work for me. The signature paper Midnight Frost had beautiful snowflakes and flourishes running diagonally across the page so I positioned my matted photos above and below the designs. I used rhinestones and chipboard snowflakes to further enhance the paper's design. My favorite photo was accented with the Wraps and another chipboard snowflake. My title "Brrr" and the other embellishments came directly from the Layered Chipboard. Another easy layout done!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday cards inspired from 1 sheet of paper

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, one of our wonderful customers brought in these adorable Christmas cards that she had made using one piece of patterned paper and card stock.  Doris Diener saw the possibilities from this one sheet of Creative Imaginations quilt like paper.  She cut apart the patterened squares, added Stickles and Glossy Accents.  What a great way to make inexpensive Christmas Cards.

New Class November 17

Hi Artista's:
Lisa Hetrick here. Join me on Wed, November 17 for this super fun, cool technique Holiday Card Class! Messy, fun and cards that look super fabby!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November greetings and repeat Christmas Cards class

Wow - I can't believe November is here already. The time seems to go by quicker and quicker. I hope everyone had a great Halloween. We have a tradition at home of weighing the candy that the kids get every year. They each got 9 pounds! Needless to say, we have candy coming out of our ears.

For the month of November, the Photo Scraps Design Team will be bringing you projects made with the gorgeous new Bo Bunny line "Midnight Frost". The paper is full of snowflakes and lots of blues, perfect for all types of winter creations.

My first card uses one of the snowflake papers paired with a Bo Bunny dot and a layout that I used in a card class recently. I love to work with layouts that can be used over and over again just by changing up the pattern of the paper or the type of stamp you use and you can make a card that looks new each time.


P. S. For those that were not able to attend this past weekend, I am repeating my Christmas Cards class on Saturday 12/4 from 2 - 4 pm. We will be making 5 cards in this class. Kits will be available if you are unable to make it in person - just call the store to register and let them know you want a kit.

Supplies for Wreath Class

I have had several people ask me what supplies they could bring from their own collections to use in the Wreath class on 11/7. Bringing your own supplies will help you to get through the class quicker since you won't have to share or wait for supplies to be passed around. Please make sure all your supplies are marked with either your initials or your name. Here is the list:

The wreath stamp by Hero Arts (it does not matter whether you own the cling one or the clear one) plus an acrylic block or stamp press

Distress ink pads: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen (plus a sponge dauber), Vintage Photo (plus a sponge dauber)

Ink blending tool plus ink blending foam for Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint

Bamboo Leaves Memento ink

A non-stick craft sheet

Copic marker R29 (Lipstick Red)

This class is filling up quickly so call ASAP to reserve your spot. A kit can be make up for you if you would like to do the class but are unable to attend in person. Also, a Hero Arts order is currently processing. If you would like a wreath stamp, please call the store to have your name put on the Special Order list so that there is one held for you when the order comes in.

I look forward to seeing you on the 7th!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Copic 103 Hair and Skin Tone Combos

Hi Artista's:
Be sure to go HERE and download my suggestions for Hair and Skin tone combinations for the upcoming Copic 103 class. Hope to see you there!

Make sure you log into the website and if you don't have an account.... Sign-up, it's FREE.

Lisa :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Wreath Cards Class

Join me on Sunday November 7th from 1 - 3:30 pm for an all new card class! We will be using the gorgeous Hero Arts wreath stamp for all our cards. We will be making 8 cards total, 2 cards of each of the 4 designs. Some cards may get you a little inky, so don't come in your Sunday best :) I forgot to bring my camera with me so I have no photos to show you but Tracy assured me that she would photograph them and post them here on the blog (and we all know that Tracy's photos will turn out WAY better than mine). The cards are at the store if you want to see them IRL.  Fee $23

Also remember to check out our Demo Day shelf when you visit the store. We have lots of fabulous Christmas cards coming your way for November's Demo Day which is 1 week EARLIER than usual. Demo Day will be on Saturday, November 13th from 11 - 4pm. Once again, I neglected to snap a photo of my card, but I am sure that Tracy will be sending out sneak peeks of all our Demo Day projects soon.

I look forward to seeing you on the 7th in the Christmas Wreath class!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ice Skating Bunny

Check out this adorable ice skating bunny from The Cat's Pajamas! I do not do cute a lot, but I cannot resist their bunnies. I had a lot of fun coloring this guy and I used our design team paper, We R Memory Keepers "White Christmas", for the background. A little ribbon and a little Stickles (Frosted Lace on his hat) helped to complete the card.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

We R Memory Keepers White Christmas

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Photo Scraps with all of the new holiday items filling the store!! We R Memory Keepers White Christmas line is full of that good ole holiday spirit.

For my Design Team layout I began with two of the specialty papers - the scalloped-edge and the sewn paper with the beautiful stitched snowflakes. The colors went perfectly with my step-mom's Christmas sweater that she wore to her family holiday brunch last year. To frame her picture I, once again, reached for my fave Technique Tuesday chipboard frames covering it with red ink and accenting with Petaloo's Dazzlers flowers. American Craft's Jewelry Box alphas made part of my title. The 4x6 Paper Pad provided my journaling boxes (Don't you just love the Naughty or Nice List?) For the hidden journaling behind my photos I used a chipboard corner accent in a new way. By turning it and using at the top of my journaling it serves as a decorative accent and a stopper so my journaling doesn't fall behind the photos!

For page two I ran my photos on a diagonal to make the photos pop and not hide those fabulous stitched snowflakes! I used hand-cut strips of paper for borders. Just love the photos of my children and their cousins!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Cards on Halloween


Here are 4 of the 5 cards we will be making in my Christmas Cards class on Sunday 10/31. Ironic isn't it...Christmas on Halloween. Class will start at 1 pm.

I have fallen in love the with papers from The Girls Paperie. Very vintage Christmas stuff. Fabulous!
By the time class rolls around, I will probably have tinkered a little bit with the angel card, maybe adding another layer to it, so don't be surprised if it looks slightly different from what I am posting here.

And don't forget that tomorrow is Demo Day. Come on out and play with us!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Demo Day card

Hi everyone! I cannot believe how fast the month is going. I just had it pointed out to me the other day that Demo Day was only a little over a week away, and I hadn't even designed my card yet. Yikes! So yesterday I went to work and came up with a card using a layout I previously used for a Design Team card.
This month, while everyone else is doing Halloween, I will be the rebel. My card has pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month and uses a couple of new products...Labels 17 from Spellbinders and an adorable Itty Bitty stamp from Unity. Both the owls and the saying come together and the little Unity set is less than $6! Add some google eyes (I had to do it!), a little bling, and a little ribbon, plus some fab wood grain paper, and you have a sweet little card.
Come join us on 10/16 from 11 - 4pm to make this and the other wonderful Demo Day creations!

PS - see my naughty kitten? She decided she needed to help me photograph the card and prep for class tomorrow.