Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic Fall Card Class: October 8, 2014 6-8 PM Featuring Reminisce Papers

Join me, Shelly Maxwell, on Wednesday October 8, 2014 6-8 PM :
 The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL 309-736-7242
to create five adorable cards using
Copic markers featuring papers from brand new papers from Reminisce!
Have you ever worked with wooden paper?  You will have an opportunity to emboss and color using Copic markers on wooden paper during class; plus, 
add some adorable mice...
 dry emboss with embossing folders & try a blending technique using the Copic Markers.
Cost/$20 per kit. Call ahead to reserve your spot or pick up a kit after October 8, 2014. 
 Create five autumnal cards using pre-cut, folded, and stamped papers, cards and images.
 Use Copic markers to add dynamic colors, use glitter spray to add sparkle, and layers for dimension! 
Reserve your place in class or a kit for pick-up by calling: 
The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL 309-736-7242
What to bring: your favorite adhesives including pop dots (small and large), glue pen, glue dots, your Copic markers. (Don't have them all? No worries, you can use mine during class).
We will be using the following markers in class, so if you have them please bring them along with you: E000, E00, E07, E08, E09, E11, E70, E71, E74, E79, YG91, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y34, W1, W3, W5, R02, R05, R20, G20, G21, BG10, YR12, Y28
Spica Glitter Pens: Sand, Lemon
Distress Ink pad: Walnut, Ripe Persimmon
Cat Eye Inks: Brown

Monday, September 8, 2014

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection} Configurations Print Tray

I've had this Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations Tray for a while-waiting for the perfect paper line-the perfect line that was Configurations Tray worthy: Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection hit the mark.
Each box captured my imagination and I love the individual stories each box gets to tell: what's in that bottle? Don't you want to find out?
 There is something alluring about the "dark" side of life-
 A Graphic 45 shabby chic ornate metal key is the perfect embellishment for the candy house, right?
 What's inside that secret pocket?
 I love to show off my collections of pictures and bones?
 The Configuration Tray's boxes offer lots of opportunity for dimensional layering like this corrugated trading card piece inked with Distress ink and embellished with a Maya Road flower which has been colored with Distress markers. The stamp is a sticker : 
 Use tissue tape to hold it all together. I used a green with dots tape around the outside and a black with vine over the edges to add a finished look and secure the boxes in place.
Each box was colored with Distress inks mixed with water, painted on and then dried.
An Eerie tale papers were cut to fit in each box, layered with additional papers, stickers, die cut flowers, or pockets.
This Halloween project was fun to create because it gave me a chance to use a lot of the lumpy dimensional embellishments I love that are too bulky to use on a layout or card.
 Each box was inspired by the paper line and it's embellishments. 
Grab all these Halloween goodies at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL

Monday, September 1, 2014

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection} Cards

Hi Ghoulfriends-Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to get those cards made! Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection has everything you will need to get your creative mind going: you'll want to grab the 12x12 Cardstock sticker sheet, the flowers sheets, lots of papers and the tags and pockets so you have every option!
 Don't forget to add some metal embellishments like the Tim Holtz Memo Pins above with ribbon, or black heart secured with a brad to the cardstock flower.  
 Pop dot a pumpkin over Maya Road ribbon flowers, border stickers,  and stamp shaped stickers.
 Layer die cut journaling pieces under tickets, twine, and pins to create elegantly spooky Halloween greetings. 
You can grab all of these ghoulish goodies at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL. You'll want to hurry in as the best goodies always go fast. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Graphic 45 Halloween Copic Card Class: Wed. Sept. 3, 2014 6-8pm

 Registration is now Open! Copic Card Class featuring Graphic 45 paper line "An Earie Tale" on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 6-8pm. We will be creating five Halloween themed cards:
We will be using dry embossed card bases, Distress Inks, metal keys, felt flowers, die cuts, and lots more to embellish the cards. Basic color techniques will be used along with some shading techniques.
Each kit comes complete with instructions, coloring guide, pictures, envelopes and more.
 We will be using the following markers in class: BV20, BV25, V22, V28, V01, V04, V09, E00, E01, E13, E17, E18, E31, E33, R02, R05, Y08, C7, C8, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y32, Y35, W1, W3, YG95, YG97, T1, T3, T5, YR12, YR14, YG95, YG97
Other Items to bring: Black & Dark Brown Cat Eye Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink & Blending Tool, pointy scissors, adhesives including small and large pop dots, and glue dots.
Spica Glitter pens in the following colors: Mint, Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Blossom
Each kit/class packet is $20. Register by calling The Scrapbooking Studio today at: 309-736-7242 today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Collection} Beware

Grap all of the Eeriest Halloween papers at The Scrapbooking Studio this Halloween. The newest line from Graphic 45 includes cobweb filled pockets:
 Layers of scary stories...
 and die cut flowers layered with pop-dots for dimension.
You can mount it all on some spooky Core'dinations black (yellow) paper for the perfect Halloween background.
 Use your Martha Stewart scoring board to create double outlines around the entire layout, WeRMemoryKeepers corner punch on the patterned paper Abracadabra for the main background paper, and cardstock sticker borders from the 12x12 sticker sheet to create a stylishly scary layout. I also used Tags and Pockets from the Eerie Tale Collection to keep all my darkest secrets hidden.
Thanks for peeking at this design team layout created exclusively for The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL. You'll want to treat yourself to some Halloween goodies before they run out! 

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.