Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Distress Marker Card Class Dec. 10, 2014 6-8 PM

Registration is now OPEN: Distress Marker Christmas Card Class
Dec. 10, 2014 6-8 PM
Call The Scrapbooking Studio at 309-736-7242 to Register for Class today!
Cost $18.00/Kit
Create Five Holiday Cards including the Gift Card holder pictured below:
 We will be using Distress Markers to add shades of holiday cheer to every card!
Prima Flowers add dimension and vibrant color to your creation:
 Reminisce Christmas papers adorn each card as well as buttons, Tim Holtz Holiday die cut glitter paper greetings, 
 layers of shiny SRM doily winter wonderlands, 
 embossed SRM bag for goodies you won't want to miss!
Register for class today so you won't miss out on all the techniques and holiday fun. 
Call The Scrapbooking Studio at 309-736-7242 to Register. 
Bring to Class: your favorite adhesive, large and small pop dots, glue dots, pointy scissors for fussy cutting, tiny attacher (or borrow mine), water blending brush. We will be using the following Distress Markers in class-please bring them if you own them: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy, Picket Fences, Tumbled glass, Shabby Shutters, Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Picked Raspbserries (a very little bit), Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Evergreen Bough, 
Spica Glitter Pens: Clear, Lipstick, and Silver and a Metallic Silver Pen

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"The Story of Us" Simple Stories Design Team Projects

This wonderful line of papers and embellishments from Simple Stories is, perhaps, one of my all-time favorite Wedding/Anniversary lines ever published. The muted colors work great with any color scheme, double sided papers offer endless options from woodgrain (see below) to stripes, arrows, dots, butterflies, and of course hearts.
 The embellishment collection includes a 48 piece cardstock die cut ephemera bits and pieces pack (used throughout the samples) and a collection of 28 Decorative Metal Brads and Tags (see flower's center and several other locations throughout these samples).
 I had fun layering several bits and pieces here along with a few brads:
 I appreciate the inclusion of this 4x6 card found on the 4x6 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements paper which lends itself to the perfect anniversary card.
 Doilies layered with hearts, and birds create this cover embellishment on a mini-album I created using "The Story of Us" Simple Stories paper line along with photos from my nephew's September 2014 wedding (Congrats Tim and Melissa!).
 The tabbed chipboard pages have tiny stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet, I used  Charcoal Cat Eye Inks around some of the edges after I sanded them with the Tim Holtz sanding tool:
 Two hinged rings hold it all together:
Thanks for taking a peak at this week's Scrapbooking Studio Design Team pictures! Be sure to stop by The Scrapbooking Studio, 1623 5th Avenue, Moline IL 61265 to take a closer look at these and lots more projects and to check out their awesome sales. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas Distress Art Parts Class-Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 6-8PM

Baby it's cold outside! so join me, Shelly Maxwell, INSIDE on 
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 6-8 PM
for a Christmas Distress Art Parts Class
Cost/$25 per kit
We will be creating the two projects shown above. Distress Inks, Blending Tools, Stickles, wire, Crop-a-Diles, gems, paint, glitter, you name it-we'll b using a lot of it during class. 
 This home decor plaque would be great to add to your Holiday collection.
The second wall hanging project would be great to give as a gift for the holidays (or keep it for yourself).
Here's what you'll need for class:  heat tool, blending tool (small round works best with templates), 4-5 sponge tops for your blending tool, a container to carry projects home in after class (shoe box size), Tim Holtz scissors (red handled)., your favorite liquid adhesive, large glue dots.

Call to make your reservations today! 
(Space is limited for this class)
 1623 5th Avenue
 Moline, IL 61265

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Authentique Spirited Collection with Shelly Maxwell

Halloween is all about the treats, right? 

Why not make them fancy with treat bags? 
Seal them up with tissue tape and a Halloween sticker greeting!
 Halloween Treat Bags
 Authentique's Spirited Line of papers is a solemn tribute to
 Halloween and all things creepy:

 Cut borders from "Labyrinth" (a two-sided cardstock weight paper) and layer, then pop dot for dimensional impact. Don't forget a spooky skeleton sticker and an enamel dot.
  These papers add maturity to the Halloween Holiday making them perfect for your teenage goblins (I have two-so I'll be stocking up!) 

 I loved using the orange hinge stickers to create a flap on the front of this A2 card. Plenty of stickers allow for inside decorations too!

This 6x6 chipboard mini-album came right together with spray adhesive, my crop-a-dile for punching holes and two green jump rings. I added a fluffy die cut paper flower and white tulle to the front of the card for dimension.

Grab these Halloween treats at The Scrapbooking Studio, 1623 5th Avenue, Moline IL or purchase them online at: 309-736-7242

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Simple Stories Frankie and Friends with Shelly Maxwell

 Simple Stories' Frankie and Friends is an full line of adorable Halloween papers, embellishments, and inspiration! I used a black Graphic 45 pocket mini-album to create this light hearted Halloween Mini-Album treat! Check out the sample in the store.
 Sizzix tag dies works great as a back drops especially with a matching brad, arrow stickers, and other sweet treats.
 There are enough brads on the sheet for every envelope flap plus tons more!
 Pop dot die-cut banner pieces and fussy cut icons to create dimension:

This one page 12x12 layout features layers of 5x7 pieces cut from 12x12 papers from the collection along with a distressed title piece held in place with brads.

The second layout created from this collection includes an adorable popped-up jack-o-lantern, title pieces cut from the borders paper and tissue tape:

Use a white chalk pen around the edges of black cardstock, then use a black pen to create faux stitches around the outside border of the paper.
 Slid a few punched banner pieces under one corner to create a festive feel on the card:
Create spooky eyes with tiny enamel dots placed on printed paper:
Grab all of these treats at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL! Shop on-line: or in person at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, IL