Sunday, April 6, 2014

"All Boy" October Afternoon Design Team Projects-The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL

October Afternoon's "All Boy" collection has arrived at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL and you're going to want to grab some of these adorable papers, along with Daily Flash Memory cards and Daily Flash Blurbs before it's too late! 
 These heavy duty double-sided papers are completely versatile for little boys, boys, and young adults.

 I've used some silver brads, wooden buttons, twine, and Maya Road acetate to create this card perfect for young adults:
 Layered Daily Flash "All Boy" Flash Blurbs and "this is so Cool" saying from Double Dog Dare paper along with Maya Road acetate tickets complete the look for a congratulatory card:
I would also like to share a two-page layout created with the collection. I used American Craft Thickers "Emma" in silver for the "ELVIS @ Graceland" title", the glitter paper is from Reminisce's Glitter Factory line (Sunlit Pool), 

 HINT: When using glitter paper I've found that pop dots work the best for adhering items to the paper.
Finally, I would like to share a mini-album created with Jillibean Soup's Corrugated Red Starburst Album:
I replaced the hinged ring it came with with a slightly large ring of my own to accommodate the thickness of my album.
 I used a starburst die with buttons throughout the album along with Queen Candy Shoppe Candy Stripers in blue to create unity.
 Daily Flash Memory Cards with used as photo mats and journaling cards throughout the album as well.
 "Tickets" for camel rides are written on acetate Maya Road tickets using an American Craft Slick Writer Pen in Black.

 Fussy cutting the bug critters (All Boy "Me First") was a fun and inexpensive way to embellish the mini-album throughout...
Thank you for taking a look at my newest Design Team projects for The Scrapbooking Studio. Remember you can shop in person at their Moline, IL location or online at  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Registration NOW: Copic Card Class: April 16, 2014 6-8PM

Registration is now OPEN!
April Copic Card Class
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6-8PM
Cost $20/Kit

We will be creating five cards (Sympathy-2, Graduation, Hello, and Mother's Day/Birthday) using Copic markers and the hottest new trends! Learn the following techniques during class: color silk to make custom ribbon colors, marker to stamp, coloring Prima dimensional flowers, and shadowing techniques will all be covered in class. I will also review with students how to refill the Copic markers. Students please bring the following to class with you: Pointy scissors for fussy cutting, adhesive-sticky dots, pop dots, and your favorite wet/dry adhesive. We will be using the following markers in class: R39, G09, G20, G21, G24, Y08, Y32, Y35, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B21, B23, B24, E04, E07, E11, E13, YG45, RV00, RV02, RV21, RV23, Colorless Blender and a Colorless Blender Refill (used for two techniques during class).
Shading Colors: T1, T3, T4, T5, T6 (needed only for shading-if you don't want to do the shading you won't need these colors)
Cat Eye inks: Turquoise, Citrine
Spica Pens: Clear, Lipstick, Blossom
As always, you are welcome to use my markers during class if you would like.
Register by calling The Scrapbooking Studio and sign-up and pay today! 309-736-7242

NEW Distress Marker Class-April 30, 2014 6-8PM

NEW Distress Marker Card Class
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6-8 PM

Cost $18/kit
You will need the following supplies for class: Adhesive, water color brush such as the Inkessentials Water Brush, a plastic pallet to mix colors, Suggested Distress Markers in the following colors (or something similar):
Brown: Vintage Photo or Brushed Corduroy
Red: Barn Door or Festive Berries
Blue: Faded Jeans 
Light Blue: Broken China 
Green: Peeled Paint or Forest Moss
Light Yellow/Brown: Wild Honey or Tea Dye
Yellow: Scattered Straw or Squeezed Lemon
Pink: Tattered Rose or Spun Sugar

We will be creating five cards during class using Distress Markers and pre-stamped images on water color papers to create beautifully colored images. Please bring you own markers to class with you and stop by the store to see more examples.

 REGISTER: Call The Scrapbooking Studio at 309-736-7242 to sign-up and pay today.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Copic Card Class: Register Now!

Registration is now open:
Easter/Spring Copic Card class
March 12, 2014 from 6-8PM
 The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL
We will be creating five cards using Inky Antics stamps and honeycomb papers, Crate Paper paper and embellishments, and tons more! Cards include two Easter themed, one birthday, one thank-you and one spring card.
 Join me, Shelly Maxwell, from 6-8PM on March 12, 2014 for a great evening developing your Copic Marker skills. Cost is $20/kit. (If you are unavailable to attend class a kit can be reserved for you to pick up at the store).
 We will be making three cards that incorporate Honeycomb papers like this:
 Crate paper paper and embellishments will be used along with many other trendy trinkets.

 Don't miss out on all the fun! Register today by calling The Scrapbooking Studio at (309) 736-7242. Seats fill up fast so please don't hesitate to call.

 We will be using the following markers in class: Y02, Y04, Y08, R30, R35, R39 G00, G02, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV93, RV95, E11, E13, E15, RV00, RV02, RV04, Colorless blender and the following Spica Glitter pens: Melon, Lemon, Pink, Orange. You will need to bring your own adhesive and I recommend a glue pen for this glass as well as pop dots (large and small). We will also use Cat Eye inks in the following colors: Sour Apple and Royal Blue.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Family Stories" with Shelly Maxwell

The Family Stories line of embellishments and papers from Teresa Collins is HUGE and very versatile! Check out all of these card, mini-album and layout ideas you can create with all the goodies that are available at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL
All-occasion cards come alive with the Family Stories paper collection. The flower paper was used on the next two card fronts along with die cut paper for the flower along with Maya Road craft doily and rose flower center. The layers were pop-dotted for dimension. 
The "you and me" is from the Family Stories "Notecards" sheet along with this collection's enamel dots.
 The ribbon wrapped paper clip from Maya Road, decorative button for the flower's center and "Numbers" paper for the flower create a chic and trendy card for someone very special. The  Die Cut Accesories are used for the "love" and "together" and the "Noted" paper for the banner and people (card makers can fussy cut the people from the paper and use a glue pen to adhere border to the card front).
And the final card was created by embossing the cardstock with a wood grain embossing folder and inking it. I cut the "You and Me" journaling card and circle with people from the Die Cut Accessories sheet, added the two eyelets to the top and "hung" it on a Maya Road hanger with twine. The embellishment in the center of the card front are mounted to a bottle cap. Use glue dots to adhere it to the card front.
 And here is this cards inside:
Family photos from a 2011 trip to St.Louis, MO trip were used  with a hand made mini-album and Family Stories line of papers and embellishments to create the next project. Here's the cover:
I used black die cut chipboard for the covers and the Bind-it-All  spiral to hold the album together. My daughter made the beaded rings that are attached to the black spiral binding for added cover embellishment.
And here's a full frontal photo:
I added a small bag to the front cover and placed a black chipboard tag in it to hold a few additional photos and placed a journaling card to the front of the bag. 
 The pages of the book are made up of Family Stories "File Folders" and papers from the Family Stories line.

 I also used the Decorative buttons, and enamel dots throughout the album

Lastly, I would like to share two layouts:
I loved being able to add sequins (a hot new trend), pop-dotted arrows, buttons, chipboard pieces, and die cut accessories to this layout, along with some washi tape.

The second layout uses Die Cut Accessories, Decorative Buttons, and a border strip from the "Noted" paper. I used pop-dotted black cardstock circles in the four corners along with photo corners, and enamel dots to anchor the page.

Thanks for checking out my cards, mini-album and layouts created with supplies that are available at The Scrapbooking Studio online or in Moline, IL