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
Y35
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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Register Now for July's Copic Marker Card Class!

Registration is OPEN
 for the July Copic Class
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6-8 PM
Cost $20
Call The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline to Register: 309-736-7242
 We will be creating five colorful cards using Copic Markers. Each card will focus on Copic Coloring techniques. One card will be a pocket card perfect for tucking a gift card in for your BFF:
 Techniques will focus on coloring "glass", dry embossing, blending technique and using Distress Ink.

 Actual card samples are available to view at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL
We will be using the following markers in class: B41, B45, R02, R21, R22, R24, R29, BG10, BG11, BG13, G20, G21, G43, G46, C5, E21, E23, E31, E33, E35, E37, E00, E02, YG91, YG95, YG97, Y11, Y32, Y35
Spica Glitter Pens: Silver, Yellow, Chocolate
Other Items needed for class: your favorite adhesive, pop dots, glue dots, Tiny Attacher or other small stapler, pointy scissors, blending tool (small round one) and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Dark Brown Cat Eye ink pad.

You are welcome to use my Copic Markers if you do not own them and any other pens and tools needed in class; however, please bring your own adhesives.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Public Library" October Afternoon with Shelly Maxwell

I was so excited to get to work with "Public Library" line of product from October Afternoon for my July Design Team projects for The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL! I used my great-niece Julia as the centerpiece of my project (below), a trip to the Memphis Zoo on the two-page layout, and got a little crazy on some cards. Check it all out here:
 The 12x12 wall hanging is on a Tim Holtz Ideaology Canvas . I used a 4x6 black and white photo matted on gold vellum paper (Photo by Audrey Olson Photography). Red Stickles were used to highlight the letter"J" in three places on the canvas because my niece's name is "Julia"
 
 I fussy cut several different words and images from the "Public Library" line of papers to acquire all the little pieces I wanted to include for Julia. For example, the word "dream", a scalloped border,  a dog (they have three in their family), a deer head (because her dad loves to hunt), lots of flowers and butterflies. The images included on the pages of this line of double sided papers are incredible! A tiny Prima flower colored with Copics was placed over the picture of a flower on Julia's head. (She always has in a hair pretty).
 The brads that are part of "Public Library" worked great as flower centers along with a few Bella Blvd. text black button. 
 Maya Road pins, Canvas shipping tag, wooden ruler, and Petaloo flower are all part of the cluster lower right. I used a weR perfect 8 6" punch to create a 6x6 matt behind the picture.
 We traveled to Memphis, TN over spring break in March 2014 and we had a great time. The Memphis Zoo is wonderful. Julianne and Charlie were able to take in a camel ride for only $5. What a great opportunity. The Freckled Fawn wooden picture frame colored with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink works as a great focus for this picture. Emma Thickers in glitter gold create the title on a "Public Library" journaling card. 
 Maya Road tickets were the perfect embellishment to use to emphasize the "Zoo" theme as we had to purchase lots of tickets throughout the day.
 I love the card catalog paper and used it as a lower border across the bottom of the page. Not all learning comes from books, the really good stuff comes from experiences!
Four cards complete this month's collection of projects from "Public Library" by October Afternoon. "Public Library" journaling cards serve as the background on two of the cards while papers and real wood thin birch is the back drop on one card as well.
 I used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers , and Brushed Corduroy to color the real wood thin birch used as a card mat on this birthday card. I also die cut the wood too, which worked great. It adhered to the paper with my regular 3L tape runner adhesive just great.
 "Public Library" tidbits and brads embellish this wooden pennant:
 Maya Road Canvas shipping tag (stamped with the word "Inspire") and embellished with a bit of ribbon, brad and tidbits.
 Next to the canvas tag is a Maya Road stick pin with two Maya Road wooden spools wrapped in papers from "Public Library" and a bit of toole to hold the spools in place. I attached these to the card with glue dots. I think this is a great card to share with a teacher or educator.
 Bella Blvd. Text Black buttons, Public Library Brad, and journaling cards complete this inspirational card appropriate for many occasions such as birthday, congratulations, or just to say, "Hello".
 And lastly, I would like to share a 5x5" card embellished with papers, journaling cards, tidbits, brads, Petaloo flower, Maya Road wooden ruler, and Emma thickers. It is a pretty little card perfect for keeping in touch. Thanks for taking a look at this month's projects. Remember, you can pick up all of these exciting items at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Market Street Layout, Cards and Banner

Summer has finally arrived and the Market Street papers, die cuts, foil papers, chipboard pieces, and buttons from My Mind's Eye are a great way to capture your warm sunny memories in the trendiest style. You can grab your entire summer stash at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL. This layout created with pictures from a 2010 Wisconsin trip came together elegantly and with all the current style thanks to MME's "Mixed Bag"-a 46 piece collection of die cuts, words, journaling spots, and really unique foil accents. In addition to the cursive words from the Mixed bag, I also used American Craft Thickers to create the title. (Emma in Gold). 
 Gold vellum paper is used as a photo mat coupled with a gold foil doily and...
 heart sticker taken from the Nob Hill Label Stickers sheet.
 Chipboard pennant pieces create a tiny banner just below the title. Die cut flowers-popped with dimensional foam stickers give the layout a little bit of depth paired with a foil leaf and foil swirl to add balance to the right side of the layout. The floral background piece (1/2 on each page) was cut down to 11x11, corner punched with the weR Mini 8 Punch (Flourish), and cut in half to create the two background mats.
 The MME Market Street Nob Hill label stickers (70 pieces) offer great inspiration for cards:
 Check out the hippest mustache motif that runs through this entire line...
A moose with a mustache?
A wooden light bulb embellishment (Maya Road) colored with Distress Markers are the focal point of a foil, vellum and paper layered flower in the upper left corner of this card. It is perched on top of a wooden "Hello" frame from Freckled Fawn.
 This card base is a gorgeous black with gold polka dots that is very glamorous! I've folded back a corner of the mat and tucked a Maya Road pin (colored with Copic markers to match the paper line), wooden spool with paper wrapped around it, and tool for a dimensional accent. The bow, foil leaf, foil medallion, and music are all taken from the Mixed Bag that is part of the MME Market Street Collection. The doily is actually a piece of die cut Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations colored to match with Copic markers.
 And the last card I wanted to share with you also features a bit of the Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations-but his time I embossed it with an embossing folder. The "Thank You" is a sticker from the Nob Hill Sticker sheet.
 The Banner below features several pieces of the double sided papers from the Market Street Collection from MME, as well as their button (pins), chipboard buttons, Maya Road tiny clothespins, wooden light bulbs, Petaloo Flowers, doily die cut Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations and colored with Distress Ink/blending tool, and lots more.
 The Maya Road wooden light bulbs take the Distress stains very well! The "learn" sticker stayed on even after the piece was stained.
 I love this button (and so did my kids) that is attached to the wooden doily I mentioned earlier in the post.
Thanks for spending a bit of your day checking out all that the MME Market Street Collection has to offer. You can pick all of this up at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Registration is Now Open: Distress Card Class June 25, 2014 6-8PM

Dimension, texture, deep, rich colors await you during the next Distress Card Class. We will be creating five gorgeous cards using Ranger's Distress Markers, dies, inks and more during class! Join me, Shelly Maxwell, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6-8PM at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL Call 309-736-7242 to register today! Cost $13/kit. Can't attend class? No worries, grab a kit to-go.
 We will be learning how to use die cuts, burlap flowers, filter paper flowers, watercolor paper, Prima flowers and more during class. Learn how to color all of these items using your Distress Markers!
 We will also be creating a pet sympathy card during class.
 Don't miss out on all the excitement-Register for class by calling the store today! 309-736-7242

Monday, May 26, 2014

"Happy Tails" BoBunny Pet Collection with Shelly Maxwell

Four-legged friends are the best so don't leave your pets out of your scrapbooks! Capture their silly personality and character with BoBunny's pet line "Happy Tails". Here's a layout I created of our family dog, "Blake". We adopted him two years ago from a no-kill shelter in Iowa. Mostly, he just lays around:
 Grab the whole "Happy Trails" collection at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL! Check out all the projects, layouts, and cards you could create using this huge line of papers and embellishments. Use American Craft Thickers to create quick and easy titles.
 These fun dog silhouettes make great page embellishments when they are layered mixed with BoBunny Happy Trails Buttons and twine.
 Here kitty, kitty...this one is an adorable Iowa Farm cat named, "Julianne" in honor of my daughter, Julianne, who was visiting a friend at her home and just happened to visit the new litter of kittens and was able to help name them. That was a few years ago...


 I fussy cut a larger sheet of Happy Trails paper to create this border along the left edge of the paper. I also used the WeR Mini 8 Trellis punch to create the round, doily like, photo mat seen below.
 Journaling cards taken from the  papers work great to create pet themed cards:
They turn out adorable both inside and out:
 BoBunny Buttons with layered journaling cards create this thoughtful card inside.
 Grab your Copics, some Spica glitter markers, a Maya Road Canvas Star Coaster Album, and a few circle punches and you're ready to create a purse size mini-album:
 I added a few of the BoBunny buttons for embellishments, used the Spica Glitter pens to doodle.
 I fussy cut dog tags and pop-dotted them over die cut journaling spots. Copics and blending solution create matching background canvas pages.
 I used Zip Dry liquid adhesive to glue my paper pieces to the canvas album pages, then I used my Copic markers around the photo mats, I blended some of the colors with blending solution, and then added details with the Spcia Glitter pens. This fun Mini-Album is going to be a favorite of my families because it contains their beloved Blake!Thanks for checking out this months projects for The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.