Monday, June 25, 2012

Repeat card class date!

I've added another date for my All Occasion Card class that has sold out on 6/30.

Join me on Saturday July 7th from 12-3 pm as we make a total of 8 cards (2 of each design) that can be used for any occasion. Sharp scissors are a MUST as we will be doing some fussy cutting on 1 of the cards. Below are a list of Copics that need to be brought to class if you own them.

YG0000, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
R11, R85
Y00, Y000, Y02, Y15, Y17, Y38

Kits are available for this class if you are unable to attend in person.  Please let us know you need a kit when you call Photo Scraps to register for the class.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Free Magazine Time!

Hi Everyone,

I'm traveling to Chantilly to attend Great American Scrapbook Convention for a couple of days.  If you see me at the show, remind me to give you a coupon to use at the store when you get home.   We just received an order of the New Memory Box Dies that include a palm tree and hibiscus.  Of course, we also got some more window dies, shutters and screen doors.   We received some new MFT Stamps, Graphic 45 Ladies Diary and Echo Park chipboard albums.   

It's Free magazine Time!

Just make a $40 pre-tax purchase of merchandise and get this great magazine for free, while supplies last.

In this issue, there are fabulous articles on:

·         Creative ways to capture your vacation memories;
·         the Colour Suite;
·         designer secrets revealed;
·         seasonal layouts;
·         a fabulous 3 Designer Challenge!

This issue is filled with all things summer. It is bright, full of beautiful artwork from our team, and features brand new products from some of your favourite manufacturers!   

I love these new pull-out mini albums from Echo Park.  Click the video to see them in action.

New Memory Box Dies and some old favorites are in stock.

New MFT Stamps and dies.

New Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary has arrived.

Jen Starr is coming back to Photo Scraps for 2 New Classes on Thursday July 19th.

We had 3 great classes filled with technique with Jen last fall and her new classes sound like lots of fun.  

Facebook: Jen Zdanis Starr

Jen Starr is a fully Certified and Ranger Recognized Instructor. She was the 2007-2008 Design Team Coordinator for Ranger Industries and continues to teach and do private design work for them. She enjoys being a Golden Embassador for Tattered Angels, an Endorsed Instructor for Prima and was the Lead Creative Designer for Canvas Concepts. More recently she has become certified with Ten Seconds Studio and has added some metal work to her inky class line-up! Jen has designed several signature product lines and her projects have been featured in many publications in the US and Europe including the "Ink Essentials" book.

Thursday July 19th  11-2 PM
Life is Beautiful Gate Book $45 (3 hours)

In this class you will learn some creative mixed media techniques to help make your projects
as beautiful as your life! We’ll be working with die cut elements from both Tim Holtz and
Memory Box, Distress Inks (including the limited edition colors), Gesso, Crafter’s Workshop
Templates from the fabulous Dyan Reavely and some of my favorite Glimmer Mist colors in
this year’s Spring/Summer Limited editions that I designed for Tattered Angels…plus many
more fun things will be incorporated throughout the book. This is an 8x9” chipboard gate
book with flipping and folding interactive pages inside…SO much fun!!
**Please bring to class a heat gun if you have one, strong adhesive such as Glossy
Accents or red tape, scissors, scoring tool for folds,
**Please NOTE: title is not included so you will be able to make it any theme you want.

Thursday July 19th  4-7 PM
Memories of the Beach Canvas flip book $49 (3 hours)

(photo coming soon!)

Photos, shells, sand and memories of a special beach excursion, cruise, island
getaway or just some summer fun are the makings for a special keepsake! In this
very mixed media canvas book you will learn some fun techniques that you will be
able to carry on in to future projects as well. We will be playing with paint mediums,
mists, glazes, modeling paste, inks, stamps, screens, UTEE and much more
during class. The 8 inch square canvases will be “hinged” using a unique binding
technique. The inside will utilize the negative space with dimensional elements
hidden behind additional chipboard panels and pages that will flip out…this is one
not to miss!!
**please bring to class a small hammer and any special shells or sand you may want
to incorporate (I will have some small shells in class as well)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fresh from Authentique

Fresh from Authentique is just the new collection to get you in the spirit of the summer season with it's cool shades of light blue, cream and a hint of red.  The colors worked beautifully with summer vacation photos from last year.  I did a bit of fussy cutting from the gorgeous papers to create a border crossing the two pages of my layout.  I also fussy cut the scalloped paper to create a wave-type border for one of my photos.  Also cut were the postcard and large shell to create a cluster of embellies on the right corner.  The prints were so soft and subtle that they were easy to mix and match!  If you haven't yet felt the heavyweight and luscious texture of Authentique paper, then hurry in to Photo Scraps to see for yourself.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New card class with Cindy

Join me on Saturday June 30th from 12 - 3 pm for an all new card class!  We will be making 8 beautiful cards (2 of each of the 4 designs) using newly released stamps.  Thee cards are perfect for any occasion and I will have a variety of sentiments on hand.  Sharp scissors are a MUST for this class as one card has some fussy cutting.

Please bring the following Copics if you own them:
YG0000, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
R11, R85
Y00, Y000, Y02, Y15, Y17, Y38
G07, G43, G46

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Maya Road & Simple Stories Decorative House

Hi from Tina
 It took me forever, but I actually love it! Used the little chair from My Minds Eye stamp set, I wanted a little chair for this house, I covered the sides as well. Made the "mirror" on the cricuit, the wooden floor turned out well. Just craft card stock scored and ink with chestnut brown.  Tina

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New class sneak peek!

Join me Saturday June 30th from 12 - 3 pm for an all new card class!  We will be making some lovely cards for any occasion using some beautiful new stamps.  Sharp scissors are a must because we will be doing some detail cutting.  Here is a sneak peek at 2 of the cards we will be making.  The other cards and a list of Copics needed will be coming soon.

I look forward to creating with you soon!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weekend of fun with Demo Day Satuday and Copic

 Hi everyone,

We have a huge weekend planned for you starting with Demo Day on Saturday (Demo Day rewind is scheduled for Friday June 22nd, All day.) We will be closing at 6:00 PM on Saturday.  Sunday, Lisa Hetrick has lots of ladies joining her for Copic 101 and 102. 

Here is a little Message from Lisa - If you are joining us for Copic 101 and/or 102 this Sunday, and you own markers... please bring them. We will not have enough sets for each person to play with without sharing.  And, for 102, please bring a Colorless Blender. We have a full house of COLORISTA's and we're going to have some serious coloring fun. 101 begins promptly at 1:00. Looking forward to spending the day with everyone! -Lisa Hetrick

All Day Crop for Charity June 29th  10 AM to Midnight

Click here to read more about this great charity.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Simple Stories cards

I made 2 cards today using the DT pick for June, "Summer Fresh" by Simple Stories. 

I copied myself on the butterfly card using a layout I had done for a previous class.  Even though I used the same stamp that I used in my class, it is amazing how different the card looks just from changing up the paper.  The butterfly is from Hero Arts and embossed onto one of the Summer Fresh patterns -I love the text!  The background is another Summer Fresh pattern and both papers are edged in Distress Scattered Straw ink.

My next card is quite simple and uses only one pattern from Summer Fresh plus a nice large stamp from MFT using my favorite red ink, Black Cherry Staz On.  As always, ribbon and bling complete both my cards.

On a side note, have you tried any of the new ink colors from Memento?  I love love love them!