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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oversized Matchbook Mini

No, it's not a typo!  This fun mini album with Mary is in the shape of a matchbook but no where near the size.  

Join us on Thursday, January 24th or Friday, January 25th from 6-8 pm or by appointment.

Sample mini-album.
Inside pages.

Inside an inside pocket :)

Pre-pay for class and receive your supply list.  This is a great class to make a fun gift and use up some wonderful papers you have lying around.  (You know, the ones you bought because you loved but didn't really have anything specific in mind for them :)  

P.S.  This could be a fun baby shower gift if you have one coming up.  Learn how to make it in class and then make multiples on your own!

Holiday Hours

The store will be closed 
December 17th - January 1st.  

Thank you for your business in 2012 
and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your family!

January Card Class

To avoid the tail end of the holidays, the January Card Class will be moved to the second Friday in January.  -January 11th-  Come at 1:30 or 6:15 as usual.  Pre-registration is required.  All pieces provided, just bring your favorite adhesive(s.)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Boy Double - Let the Little Children

OK, I've been on a boy kick lately.  Maybe it's the fall colors.  I don't know.  I wanted to make a layout for a friend so I didn't add pictures.  I've been itching to use my Crate Paper with the toy them so this seemed the perfect time.  

All of these papers are currently available at the store but they are discontinued and no longer available once they sell out.
Look how sweet these old-fashioned wood blocks look.
Anyway, I'm happy with how it turned out but it will look awesome when they add pics of their handsome little man :)

Have a scrappy day and don't forget to vote if you haven't yet!
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November Challenge Kit

It's not secret I have absolutely fallen in love with Simple Stories.  
I can't help myself.
I admit it, alright.
Not only have I chosen to use Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas line for the November Challenge Kit.  I also included way more than I should have in this kit.
That means you win :)
The kit is still only $6 AND it includes...

One sheet of double-sided patterned paper...AND...

Three sheets of Core'dinations cardstock...AND...

 One package of Kaisercraft wood flourishes with holly...AND...

One sheet of wonderful stickers...AND...

A choice of one of three Signature Elements...

  (which happens to be double-sided for added choices-hooray!)...AND...finally... 

A choice of one of two Designer Cardstocks...

(which also happens to be double-sided:)  The End.

Supplies limited.  'Nuff said.

Monday, November 5, 2012

September Challenge Kit Winner

...is Terri N.  

Displayed for October, our fun September kits had a close race but Terri wins a $10 gift certificate to the store.  Way to go!

Here is her spooky layout.

Don't forget to come in and vote for this month's winner!

Come on in for a challenge or for inspiration,

Friday, October 19, 2012

November Card Class

Friday, November 2nd.  
Class offered at 1:30 and 6:15 for your convenience.

This is the second of two of Missy's famous 10 for $13 card classes.  Make two of each of the cards pictured, including envelopes.  With the purchase of a class, you may also purchase additional cards for only $1 each!

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Challenge Kit Available

The October Challenge Kit is available.  Featuring Fancy Pants, this fabulous fall ensemble is sure to produce some great layouts!
Don't forget to vote for the September Kit submissions.  The winner, as voted by you, wins a $10 gift certificate to the Garden.  All others are put in a drawing for a free November Challenge Kit.  

In fact, if you're feeling productive, you could still get the September kit and get it submitted.  Here it is if you didn't see it last month.

Simple Single - Sense of Wonder

With a few exceptions, like the apple orchard, pumpkin patch and a few other outdoor destinations, it's the time of year when we Michiganders begin to choose indoor destinations for a day trip.  The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is one of our favorites...

Wonder - qc15

I had just a few photos at from our trip to the Children's Museum.  I found this absolutely perfect paper from WeR Memory Keepers.  I spread the title out to use the gears as the "o" in lose and your.  If you haven't ever been you should really go...even if you don't have kids.  Why do you think I don't have many pics?  I was playing, too!

Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Boy Double - Gridiron Glory

I finally found the pictures from Si's first year of football.  He has enjoyed it even though his number is larger than his weight :)  (Left page photos were taken by Dawn Borup.)

I used all old paper for this layout - Basic Grey, WeR and Crate Paper.  Whenever I find good boy/man paper I stash it away because it's so hard to find.
I think, like Scrappin' Sports, I love the backs of Crate Paper a little more than the fronts.  They are timeless.

Have a great weekend.  If you're bored don't forget to head out to Branch Adventures for HarvestFest beginning at 2pm.

Happy Scrappin',

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun Double - Berry Patch

Being on a Simple Stories kick, I went back to their Summer Fresh line and was not disappointed at how my layout turned out.  I turned a sketch from soul-scrappers where I once again found inspiration to get started and added a second page, as usual.  The Sketch Challenge was just what I needed for some berry patch photos I had. 
The "berry butt" picture is one of my favorites :) and it turned out just like I envisioned it starting out.  That rarely happens.

Here is the sketch...

Here is a close-up of the left side... 
I think this would look good as a single page for you those of you who prefer.  For those of you who like double page layouts I like to bring elements of one page onto the other to tie them in.  Sometimes it's paper or a continued embellishment.  Here it was the cardstock and the last of the 3 photos.

...and here is the right side.

So long summer.  You were great while you lasted :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wet Christmas

 White Wet Christmas
I don't think I posted this layout I did several weeks ago.  We were in Florida over Christmas.  A huge difference from Michigan!  The whole family really enjoyed the heated, outdoor pool.  It was also different to see the tiny tree barely taller than the kids vs. our usual, gorgeous, hand picked and cut-by-daddy pine :)

I was inspired by a challenge on Soul-Scrappers called gdt2.  Besides the single page sketch, which I stretched into a double page layout, it called for stitching.

The close-up shows the hand stitching I did to make the waves using my SEWeasy tool from WeR and also the "Wet" part of the title using Glossy Accents.

I wasn't as happy with the machine stitching I used to make my journal lines or to sew on the large circle in the upper right corner but I used the tiniest sewing machine on earth to try it out.  lol.  live and learn!

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Kits

Only two of these fun kits left this month.  Hurry in to get yours because when they're gone, they're gone!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Using the Aug Kit :)

I was playing with the gorgeous August kit featuring graphic 45 paper from the Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe line.  It went perfectly with #3's photos from Branch Adventures Horsemanship Camp with a Kingdom theme, especially since he was in the Robinhood group.

So, if you haven't used your kit yet, you may still work on it and turn it in to have it voted on.

Here's the left side.

Fussy cut the old bottle and used pop dots to give a bit of dimension.  The double bottle has two pop dots stacked to give even more.

Of course all the little snippets had to have old fashioned font and then be beat up and ink applied to give them just the right abused look ;)

Here's the right side...

This close-up shows the sanding here and there and also the EK Success edger punches used to individualize them.

I used some old alpha stamps to just date and title for posterity.  


October Card Class Preview

Coming Friday, October 5th at 1:30 or 6:15 pm...
Here's the first look at October's Card Class with Missy.
This class will include two of each of these cards for a total of ten cards and envelopes for only $13.  With the purchase of a class, you may purchase additional cards for only $1 each to make in class.

New for this class:
Class To Go
Purchase your Class To Go and Receive a set of completely assembled cards and a set of pre-cut cards for you to assemble at your leisure for only $28.  Want to do it with a few friends?  Purchase Class To Go and purchase additional card sets for only $12 each.

Next month's card class will feature five all new cards for another 10 for $13 Christmas card class.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Challenge Kit Available

Now through the end of the month pick up your September Challenge Kit for only $6.  Includes double-sided cardstock and a tag from Echo Park, ribbon, and choice of metal charm.  Use the kit to make a card, scrapbook layout or other papercrafting item and bring it in by September 29th to be voted on all during the month of October.

Winner, as voted by customers, will receive a $10 gift certificate.  All other entrants will be put in a drawing to receive the next month's kit - FREE!  What is it they say?  If you don't play, you can't win!