Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flower Soft Class samples

Here are the 3 cards we will be making in the Flower Soft class on 8/14. Make sure to bring sharp scissors because we will be doing a little bit of cutting. Remember that you will be getting the gate stamp set which is included in the cost of the class. Hope to see you then!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Flower Soft class, Hydrangea class repeat and other news...

Wow, what a lovely day today and a good break from the heat! The pool actually felt nice instead of feeling like bath water :)

Lots of people have been asking me about the Flower Soft class coming up on 8/14, so I wanted to show you the first card sample as well as the set that you will be getting. Yes, that's right...you will get the stamp set we will be using for the cards in the Flower Soft class! It is a pretty and versatile gate stamp set made by Flower Soft. It comes as unmounted rubber, so I will show you how to mount and trim the stamps. You will also be getting the EZ Mount cling foam along with your stamp sets. This wonderful product has strong adhesive on one side which adheres to your rubber and cling on the other side which clings to your acrylic blocks. We will be making 3 cards in the class as well. There are only 12 spots total in this class, and some spots are already taken, so if you are interested call the store soon so you don't miss out. I will post the other 2 class cards soon.Photobucket

This coming Sunday is the repeat of the Dogwood class. There are a few seats left and if you cannot make it a kit is available. You will have to do the coloring on your own.

Good news for those that did not get to take the Hydrangea class this past weekend. I will be teaching it again on Saturday, September 4th. If you are not able to make it on 9/4 but would like a kit, please call the store to sign up and I will make you a kit. Please keep in mind that you will need to color the images on your own, the images are not colored in for you when you get a kit. Otherwise, everything is in the kit for you to create the cards.

On Saturday August 28th I will be teaching a card class using the gorgeous clear poppy stamps from Hero Arts. Stay tuned to the blog for samples.

And let's not forget about Demo Day. Our next one is Saturday August 21st and I am currently working on a little beauty for that using stamps from Amuse's "Everything's Rosey" release.

Thanks to everyone that has been taking my classes!! It is so fantastic to share something that I love doing with others that love doing it just as much.

Hope to see you soon,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New class...All Occassion Cards!

Coming on Sunday August 8th from 1 - 3 pm an All Occassion Cards class with lots of different Hero Arts stamps. Come refill your card box and make some lovely cards that you could use for any occassion. As always, I will have a variety of sentiment stamps on hand in case you want sentiments different from the ones I've stamped on my cards.
And keep watching the blog for samples of other upcoming classes.
Hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MEMORY BOX Class Tomorrow NIGHT!


There are spots still available for tomorrow nights (Thursday, July 22, 2010, 6-8 pm) MEMORY BOX, What's in the Box, Holiday Card Class. Call PhotoScraps to register. Four designs, chock full of technique. You'll make 8 cards total.

I know it's hard to think about the holidays in July, but these card designs will most definitely get you in the swing. - Lisa Hetrick :)

Memory Box web

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Everyone in the pool!!

These pictures made me laugh so much---after a rousing tournament of "Corn Hole" {which is a bean bag game from the Midwest}, everyone at our family get-together got thrown in the pool! It was such a fun day! This line from Echo Park called Sweet Summertime had the perfect happy colors that I was searching for....so summery and light. I journaled on their cards from one of the papers--gotta love that! I glimmer-misted the chipboard water drops to make them shimmer. Dew Drops complete the layout; I just love to tuck a few of those here and there on my layouts. Have a great summer! Lisa H.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cheery Blossoms photo shoot

This line from Kaiser called "Hey Birdie!" was the perfect match to these photos of my daughter. She is so cooperative tp my mama-razzi, camera-wielding self and our cherry blossoms provided a great background for this photo shoot. I am a sucker for any die cut paper, and this scalloped circle is no exception--and I love the color scheme of the greens/pinks. Adding a couple stapled on pieces of ribbon on the far left adds some texture and using Liquid Pearls in the centers of my flowers adds a softness. Enjoy!

Lisa H.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in JULY... SAY WHAT?

Hi everyone... Lisa Hetrick here...
Join me next week for some super cool Christmas in July card designs.

It's the most wonderful time of the year... MEMORY BOX, What's in the Box, Holiday Card Class. Thursday, July 22, 2010, 6-8. Four designs, chock full of technique. You'll make 8 cards total. I know it's hard to think about the holidays in July, but these card designs will most definitely get you in the swing.

Memory Box web

AND... Are you new to STAMPING? Then... join me for some Stampy goodness.

Wednesday, July 21, I'll be teaching a beginner Stamping 101 class at PhotoScraps. EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about product, tools, inks, and techniques all wrapped into a beginner style class.

5th grade banquet

Like all scrapbookers (I hope!) I am behind by years in my books. For July's Design Team line of Echo Park "Walk in the Park" I went back to my now sophomore daughter's 5th grade banquet in an effort to get a little more current in her album. The variety colors in the photos seemed perfect with the multitude of colors running through this beautiful collection. I used bits and peices of Blissful Day Border Strips and Picnic Fun papers plus a large section of Reminisce's Unwritten Die-Cut Cardstock (in orange) for the layout. I just had to play with the hot new trend of banners with the Sticker Alphas sheet to create my title. Hello, they have little banner stickers right there on the sticker sheet!!! I "strung" the banners across a length of twine and used pop dots to raise a few of the letters. Working with Echo Park sure was a "walk in the park" . . .  3-D Lisa


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hydrangea Cards class photos

Here are the cards we will be making in the Hydrangea Cards class on 7/24. The class is from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Be prepared to get inky, have fun, and make 5 beautiful cards. Sharp scissors are a must and if you own an X-acto knife (or any other type of crafting knife) bring that along too (don't let that scare you...it just makes it easier to get into tiny spaces). We will be coloring, cutting (just 1, I promise), Smooching, spritzing, and making our own background for one of the cards!

Hope you can join me,


Watching our dogs run completely, totally FREE at Assateague Island was a wonderful sight!! Such a fun day spent at the beach. I am always tempted by what I call "happy" papers, meaning they have not a bit of shabby-chic to them at all. I love the colors, the patterns, the whole shebang! The Splash Dance line of papers from Reminisce did not dissapoint--it was perfect for the mood that I wanted to portray with these pictures. I used sweet tiny, teeny buttons for a bit of texture and stapled a bit of ribbon on my right page. Come to the store and take a look at all the awesome summer lines we have in....they will inspire you! Lisa H.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Senior Boat Cruise

Did you know that Creative Imaginations designed the Lifesaver and Wave diecut papers just for my son's Senior Boat Cruise photos? (okay, I may be over-stating it, but don't tell me otherwise!) They are perfect for these fun photos! A group shot of my son and some of his friends was my fave of the set so it was undoubtedly going to be highlighted with the center of the Lifesaver paper. Both the photo and the paper were cut to fit across the two-page layout. The diecut paper made an outstanding photo frame! The 3-D porthole from Reminisce's Under the Sea collection was the perfect display for my page title. Wrapped around some red twine,cut the Wave paper for accents in the lower corners, and embellished with a few stickers . . . another cute layout completed!!


Let's Go Fly a Kit

Wowsa! Summer is flying by much too quickly, yes? Lisa Hetrick here hoping you're having a wonderful summer so far.

This month the design team has whipped up a little happy for you using the new Echo Park Line, Walk in the Park. Love this whimsical line. Fresh, clean lines. HAPPY. HAPPY. HAPPY.

So, I told the Lisa's I was going to make a KITE out of the new line. Advice... my friends ... If you want to make a KITE, you need more than two sheets of paper. LOL! So, I decided to paint a canvas and make a kite on the canvas. How fun is that! This little creation just makes me HAPPY.

Sometimes you just have to create something different. Keep that in mind when you are trying to work through your massive stash of scrappy papers. Who you kidding? I know you all have some you're hoarding. Get it out and PLAY!

The canvas is a 12 x 12 canvas I found in my stash (see, I'm using my stash). All the papers are from the new Echo Park Line. Pretty, colorful buttons from my stash (Bazzil). Ribbon, Chipboard letters. AND.... lot of perfect pearls to make it all sparkly. Hope it makes you happy!

Lisa :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

One More Thing...

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that there are 3 kits left from my Halloween Amuse class. Everything is ready in each kit (including directions with color photos) for you to color and put your cards and treat box together. The kits will be in the store along with me this Thursday evening.


Amusapalooza Christmas/Winter Cards

Amusapalooza is in full swing at the store and the stamps are flying off the shelves. Stop in soon to get your hands on Amuse's latest rubber!

Here are the Christmas/Winter cards we will be making in class on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm. Get ready to do some coloring with the fabulous Copic markers and get a jump on your holiday cards for this year.
And in news not Amuse related, keep an eye here on the blog and in the store by Thursday for my Hydrangea class samples. We will be making some beautiful cards on Saturday July 24th from 12 - 3 pm using the Hero Arts gorgeous hydrangea stamp.
Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jake at the beach

These pics from Memorial Day weekend turned out so cute that i wanted to do them justine with an awesome layout. The colors in the Bo Bunny line called Paradise were perfect--it had just enough red in it to allow my son's sweatshirt to coordinate with everything! I loved the rich tones in this line--the browns, oranges, and reds....loved it!! My silly dogs were such sports while we posed them in various ways on the boardwalk--too funny! Such great memories of this weekend at the beach and now I have this wonderfu layout to help me remember. Lisa H.

Echo Park - A Walk in the Park

Hi everyone ,

There has been so much happening that we were a bit late getting all our new Design Team creations made.  Here is the beginning of our creations!


Jill whipped up a batch of six cute cards this month.  Here are the first 3 cards.  The Happy Birthday card was made using the cut out sheet from the paper line.  This cut out sheet had about six different sayings you could use for card making.

These cards were too nice not to share.  Annabelle, one of our regular customers, took Cindy's Dogwood card class and was inspired to make even more cards.  You may be wondering how she managed to find ribbon in the exact color of the stamped images.  She used white ribbon and colored the ribbon with the matching Copic Marker.  Just one of the many cool things you can do with these markers.

Annabelle used the thin border stickers from Flower Soft around her mat on this Hero Arts Poppy card.

She has really mastered her Copic shading on this card.

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards with us!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Boardwalk at O.C.

Want to know the best time to go to Ocean City's boardwalk? Memorial Day weekend--we couldn't believe how deserted it was! We were able to take advantage of the wide open spaces to get some great photo ops--my crazy hounds were so cooperative! I will always cherish the picture of them on the bench out on the pier with that fishing netting behind them--too cute! I liked the folded-down corner on the upper left, such a simple technique that highlights the opposide side of the paper. I cut the 2 circles out of white cardstock, using my Circle Cutter and then glimmer-misted them to coordinate with the layout. {tying a bit of yellow ribbon around each circle brings attention to them!!} I of course, journaled again using a card from the Journal Tablet--my favorite things to journal on! Using a colored pen helps add more life to the journal card. See you soon! Lisa H.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Demo Day

Demo Day is coming Saturday July 19th and we have lots of great projects for you as always. Here is a peek of my card...I just love the Tim Holtz Ornamental die!!

A Walk In The Park

It is a little too hot out to take a real walk in the park (heck, the pool was not even refreshing!) so I thought I would take a walk inside today. I have to say that I love love love the paper we are using from Echo Park Paper Company this month, A Walk In The Park. The colors and designs are FABULOUS! There is so much goodness in these papers here that I know I will have to get more.

My first card is uses the beautiful butterfly paper, of course this is me we are talking about :) I paired it with another pattern from the line and a single stamp (Hero Arts) plus ribbon and bling. I used Teal Blue Staz On ink, a must as far as I am concerned for anyone's ink collection. Viola! A 10 minute card that I can use for any occasion and a super layout that could be used over and over with different papers and different images and the card would not look the same twice. I love those kinds of layouts!
My second card features Echo Park's adorable ducks cardstock stickers. I am not normally a sticker person, but I could not resist the ducks. What could be cuter than a mama duck and her ducklings? Again, just one stamp (Hero Arts) and some ribbon. This card also uses one of my favorite, simple go-to layouts.

My third card again uses an Echo Park cardstock sticker and their fabulous plaid paper. I can't say I've ever used this many stickers at one time in my cardmaking, but these are really great. A single Hero Arts stamp as well and my favorite red ink, Black Cherry Staz On. My lighting is really bad in this one...not sure what happened.

Make sure to check out the cardstock that was paired with the Echo Park papers. The colors are superb and the cardstock is gorgeous...it looks like satin. I brought home one piece but I cannot bear to cut into it yet :)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Amusapalooza, July Design Team, etc...

Happy July everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and kept cool. I stayed inside for a lot of the day designing some classes for Amusapalooza which starts on Saturday.

If you are wondering what Amusapalooza is, it is Amuse stamp company's annual "stamping extravaganza" event and also when they release their Christmas images for the year. This year they have thrown in Halloween images too (yipee!!). This event takes place from July 10th - July 17th and we cannot show you the images or our creations with them prior to the start of the event, but I can tell you that they are great. I especially love the sentiment stamps in their Christmas line this year, and I have fallen head-over-heels for some of the Halloween stamps.

This Saturday, July 10th, from 1 - 3 pm I will be teaching a class where we will be making 5 Halloween cards and a fabulous (but easy) treat box using the new Amuse Halloween stamps. On Thurday 7/15, I will be teaching a Christmas card class using the new Amuse Christmas stamps. I hope you can join me!

On to Design Team news...this month we are using the line A Walk In The Park by Echo Park. I just love the bright colors, the designs, and the duckie embellishments. Keep watching the DT blog for peeks and come by the store to see our creations in person.