Friday, August 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Mini-Album

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains numerous double sided papers, cardstock stickers, journaling pieces, and more. Check out a mini-album project using the papers and some additional embellishments:

I created a tag mini-album using this beautiful Botanical Tea collection. It pairs great in this mini with Wendy Vecchi's stamps. I used stamps from Wendy Vecchi's Original Art set and from her Framed Art set of stamps throughout the book. The young girl on the cover was created with a Prima Mixed Media stamp. The tags measure 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" each.
I used Distress Ink along the edges along and detailed  pen work to create a border. The girl stamp was stamped onto several of the papers from the Graphic 45 collection, then I fussy cut them using pointy scissors, and the pieces were adhered to the stamped image on the cover tag. I used a Spica Glitter pen to color her belt, ruffles, and headband. I used Distress Markers to add shadows to the image.

 The lower right cluster contains stickers from the collection along with a Maya Road wire flower.
I added a green velvet ribbon border to the top of the right pages along with a Maya Road ribbon flower and a Maya Road bingo piece for the flowers's centers to add a line of consistency throughout the mini-album.

Journaling pieces are added throughout to help tell the story of my daughter at horse shows over the past summer (2014). 
 Since my daughter is 15 this summer, I made sure one of my bingo pieces was a 15.
 Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Industrious stickers make great borders along the edge of pictures.
 I bound the book together with a piece of accordion folded paper (1/2" folds) adhered to the edges of the tags. 
Thanks for taking a look my mini-album project created with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.  The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it onnline:  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Layout Samples

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains numerous double sided papers, cardstock stickers, and lots more. I found the collection easy to work with and thought it contained a great deal of options with both large and small print papers, dots, stripes, border strips, journaling pieces, and more.

 Today I would like to share two 12x12 layouts I created using the collection:
This 12x12 Botanical Tea paper lends itself to great focal pictures. I used a light house picture I took recently while in Two Rivers, Wisconsin along Lake Michigan's west coast.
 I used pointy scissors to cut the printed postage stamps and then tucked my brown distressed photo mat and picture under the stamp image:
The same technique was used for the printed rose image lower right of the photo.
I added additional punched flowers, with wooden buttons tied with ribbon centers. A chipboard canvas covered butterfly colored with Distress Markers and Spica Glitter pens, and bling for the butterfly's body was also added for dimension on the page.

The second layout was created using several strips of paper and a border strip, one 4x6 photo and four 2x2 photos.
  I punched, inked, layered and pop dotted  several more flowers for this layout and placed them below the photos.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection was used for the title piece. I dry embossed it using an embossing folder and then inked it with Distress Ink and a blending tool. I used American Craft Bones thickers for the Title. Tim Holtz tissue tape (butterflies) was used along the right side of the page for additional embellishment.
Thanks for taking a look at these layout projects created with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.  I'll be sharing one more project I created with this collection very soon, so stop back and check it all out. The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it onnline:  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Card Samples

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection contains a large assortment of double sided paper, cardstock stickers and lots more. 
 Here are three cards I created using the papers and stickers from the Botanical Tea Collection:
 This A2 size top fold card was created with Tim Holtz Craft Core Nostalgic collection cardstock and Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers. I sanded the paper and inked it with Distress Ink. The butterfly is a punch with bling for the body.
Next I created this 5x5 top fold card with blue cardstock for the base. The mat background is Field of Flowers. I also used Prima bling, punch & pop dotted the flower with a sticker for the center. 
 My third card is also a 5x5 top fold card. It is on Adirondack Collection of Kraft Core cardstock with Fauna as background mat. I punched a few small flowers, diecut a half-circle (inked it) and layered several stickers lower right. I also used a pin with ribbon tucked behind the pop-dotted butterfly sticker.
Thanks for taking a peak at this great collection. I'll be sharing more projects with you soon, so stop back and check it all out. The Botanical Tea Collection is available at The Scrapooking Studio, Moline IL or you can order it online:  along with a lot of other great products that are also available online.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Register today: Haunted Halloween Art Parts Class, Sept. 17, 2014

Haunted Halloween Art Parts Class
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 6-8 PM
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
Call to Register today! (309) 736-7242
Techniques used in class include Distress staining and inking, stamping and masking, use of Art Parts...
...the opportunity to use self-adhesive foil, Clearly for Art blackout, stencils, distress markers and lots more!
 Stop by the store to see the samples in person. 
These haunted home decor items contain the spookiest details and are the perfect addition
 to your desktop Halloween collection.
Class Supplies Needed: Zip Dry or similar liquid glue, kraft mat, heating tool. I'll bring the rest!
Register for class by calling: The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
(309) 736-7242

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Registration is Open: Distress Card Class, August 20, 2014

 Distress Card Class
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6-8PM
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
Cost $18/Class kit
Create five cards using Ranger's Distress Markers. (Blue without You, It's your day with belly band, friendship, Happy Birthday, and Hold onto your Hat pocket card perfect for holding gift cards).
Learn how to use Distress makers to color stamped images for cards.
 Once you start, you won't want to stop.
 Techniques used in class include: distressing paper with Distress Inks, adding dimension using pop dots, using double sided tape to add glittery tinsel effects, faux stitching, create background color washes, using glitter paper, tissue tape as a border.
We will be using the following markers in class: Spiced Marmalade, Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss. You will also need a water color brush, kraft mat, pop dots (large and small), glue dots, and your favorite adhesive. You are welcome to use my Distress Markers during class if you do not own them all. Pick up supplies and register for class:
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
(309) 736-7242

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Register Now-Copic Marker Class August 6, 2014 6-8pm

Copic Card Class

August 6, 2014 6-8 PM
Cost $20/kit
Call The Scrapbooking Studio to Register for class: 309-736-7242
 Create five summer themed cards using Copic markers. This month's class features the Crop-a-dile! We will use it to set eyelets for embellishment and eyelets used to thread tool through. Tons of fun!
 Learn how to use Copic Markers during class as well as other card making techniques such as Distress Ink, glitter and pop dots for added dimension.

No Copic markers? No worries! You can borrow mine during class and then enjoy a 25% discount before and after class to purchase additional Copic markers.

Here's a list of the markers we will be using on August 6, 2014:
 RV23, RV 25, RV42, RV52, RV34
YG41, YG45
E11, E15, E17, E93, E95 (or *E01 and E02 instead of E93 & E95)
R35, R39
B000, B01, B02, B04, B91, B93
T1, T2, T3, T4 ( or *Y32 & Y35 instead of T3 & T4) T5
G43, G46
We will also be using a Blossom Spica Glitter Pen, Black cat eye, a metallic silver pen, Black Soot Distress Ink and blender, Crop-a-dile to set eyelets if you have one otherwise borrow mine. Please bring your own adhesives including glue dots and pop dots. See you at class! 
August 6, 2014 6-8 PM
Cost $20/kit
Call The Scrapbooking Studio to Register for class: 309-736-7242

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Register Today! Distress Art Parts Class-Wednesday, July 26, 2014

Art Parts are a simply amazing material. Register for class today to guarantee a chance to create these two art pieces appropriate for home or office display. You will learn how simple  (and fun) Art Parts are to work with while also learning how to use Ranger Distress Stains, Stencils, Distress Markers, and Wendy Vecchi Stamps.
Cost $24/kit

Your fingers are going to get dirty!
Call The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline IL  to Register for class today:
(309) 736-7242 or online here.
See you at class -Shelly Maxwell