Sunday, January 24, 2016

Copic Flower Card Class: Feb. 24, 2016 6-8PM Call Scrapmania to Register now: 319-377-9999

Learn how to color flowers using Copic Markers!
 Each student will receive a copy of the book shown: 
Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers.
 Please join me, Shelly Maxwell, at Scrapmania on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 from 6-8PM.
 These cards feature Ella and Viv Painted collection papers and Wendy Vecchi stamps. 
Practice images will also be available in class.
Cost $34.00 ($20 due at registration and $14 teacher fee due on day of class)
Call now to register (only 10 seats available): 319-377-9999
 We will learn four techniques including two-color blending, three-color blending, palette blending and adding a sky background. Lots of great tips and techniques. Please bring your own makers if you have them. We will be using the following markers in class: Colorless Blender, R43, R46, R89, G40, G43, G46, B00, B04, B41, B60, B63, B66, Y00, Y02, Y11, Y15, YG0000, RV02, RV04, FY1 (used only a small amount). You will need to bring a glue pen and your favorite adhesive. Color instructions, photos of finished cards, and envelopes are also provided.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Registration Open: Copic Card Class Jan. 20, 2016 6-8PM Scrapmania, Cedar Rapids, IA

Please plan to join me, Shelly Maxwell, at Scrapmania 224 Collins Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6-8PM

Copic Card Class Cost $26/kit 

Call 319-377-9999 to register today!


Create five amazing Crazy Bird themed cards for three Birthdays, one Valentine, and one Winter Cheers card! Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamped images paired with Tim Holtz Kraft -Core metallic and Graphic45 papers will be featured during this two hour Copic marker class on Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016 from 6-8PM at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Class Samples Valentine:
Birthday Flip Card:
Winter "Cheers":
Birthday:
Birthday:

Each kit includes a pictures of completed cards, full color instructions for all five cards complete with techniques, envelopes, and lots more! 
We will focus on multiple color family blending techniques using Copic markers during class. 

Please bring the following Copic markers to class with you if you have them: E11, E15, E17, E40, E42, E43, E44, R20, R22, R24, Colorless Blender, optional colors include but are not necessary: T1, T2, G02, BG01, BG02, YG21, YG23,  R27 and R29.  We will also use Clear, Orange, Brown and Silver Wink of Stella glitter pens. Also, please bring pop dots (small and large), glue dots and your favorite wet or dry adhesive. We will also use Glossy Accents during class.

Register today by calling 319-377-9999 Scrapmania
Cost $26/kit

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Reminisce Design Team: Wizard 101

Do you know the feeling you get when you find the perfect paper for your vacation photos?

Wizard 101 from Reminisce is the perfect collection for your most recent Florida vacation to theWizarding World of Harry Potter.

 Whether you're a fan of the original "Hogsmeade" park or the newer "Diagon Alley" park at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL you'll want to grab the entire Reminisce Wizard 101 Collection. This on trend collection embodies all of the iconic Hogwart House plaids plus many more familiar images to make scrapbooking your vacation quick, easy, and impressive.
 This 12x12 layout makes use of the 12x12 sticker sheet from the Wizard 101 collection for both the main title and subtitles (above) and also to label all  the Diagon Alley photos (below).

Be sure to check out all of the newest offerings from Reminisce at your local scrapbooking or paper crafting store.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Design Team: BoBunny Sleigh Ride with Shelly Maxwell

BoBunny Sleigh Ride holiday and winter collection being offered now is neutral in colors and dimensional in look. Check out a few projects I've been working on with the papers: 
This 12x12 layout is rustic in tone and feel. I like that it's colors in the collection are neutral making it very versatile:
The only thing dimensional on the layout is this die cut star (Tim Holtz Star Bright, 3-D) and chipboard letters:
However, the printed papers make the layout look like it has many layers when actually the layout is pretty flat:
Sleigh Ride inspired me to create a chipboard mini-album: "Snow Day 2015" using chipboard, BoBunny papers, doilies, die cut foil papers, ribbons, and buttons:
The variety of double sided card stock weight paper choices in the Sleigh Ride collection is amazing!:



These cards and tag came together so quickly-I can't wait to make more! The journal card paper came in handy for my card/tag fronts:
 Die cut glitter paper snow flakes add a bit of sparkle, buttons, twine, and foil papers add color and dimension.

 Again, you can see the look of the collection is very dimensional without actually being dimensional. The only thing I've added to the tag front below is a "twinkle" Tim Holtz die cut word from glitter paper and liquid pearl dot on the"i". 
Sleigh Ride is a gorgeous winter and holiday themed collection and you can pick up this collection plus all your papercrafting supplies at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL at their new location (1711 5th Avenue-just a few doors down from the previous location on 5th Avenue). 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Registration is now OPEN: Scrapmania Copic Christmas Card Class with Kaiser's Silver Bells 11/22/15 2-4PM

Scrapmania-Cedar Rapids, IA

Sunday, November 22, 2015 2-4PM

Holiday Copic Card Class

Call 319-377-9999 to register today!
Create five amazing holiday themed cards perfect for the winter season! Kaiser's Silver Bells papers will be featured during this two hour Copic marker class on Sunday, November 22, 2015 2-4PM at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
 Create custom ribbons and doilies to match all of your upcoming holiday projects:
Snowman coloring technique:


Each kit includes a package of bling, pictures of completed cards, full color instructions for all five cards complete with techniques, envelopes, and lots more! We will focus on using Copic markers during class. Please bring the following Copic markers to class with you: E42, E43, E44, Colorless Blender, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, RV32, RV34, and C4 optional colors include but are not necessary: R27 and R29.  We will also use Red, Silver, and Blue Wink of Stella glitter pens and a metallic silver pen. Also, please bring pop dots, glue dots and if you have one a glue pen to class with you as well.
Register today by calling 319-377-9999 Scrapmania
Cost $23/kit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BoBunny Design Team: Enchanted Forest with Shelly Maxwell

Enchanted Forest from BoBunny is a rich harvest of Butterflies, Sunflowers, Fairies, and more! Each double-sided heavy cardstock piece of 12x12 archival safe paper is seeded with rich, heartwarming images that you will "Fall" in love with just like I did. I've put together several autumnal themed pieces from this collection. Take a quick break and hopefully become inspired to create something of your own:


A layout, banner and card collection using Tim Holtz and  Taylored Expression dies. Here's the Layout:
Create this butterfly using a large butterfly stamp on vellum paper with Staz-on ink. Fussy cut image and flip it over. Use Copic markers on the "back side" to color butterfly. Adhere to layout with glue dots just below the body of the butterfly and allow the wings to be "free".


An Enchanted Forest banner with a message:

"Give Thanks" uses die cut letters from Tim Holtz's alphabet die.
 I used a gold metallic pen around the edges to add an outline pattern or "faux" stitching.
A Thankful collection of cards:


 A large tag folded in half serves as the base for this approximately 4x4" card. Eyelet and twine added for embellishments: 
Stop by The Scrapbook Studio, Moline IL for all your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and craft projects and grab some Enchanted Forest goodies while you're there, too! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Christmas Copic Card Class: Scrapmania, October 28, 2015 6-8PM

Create these five Christmas Cards using Copic markers, the newest Christmas line from Doodlebug: Sugarplums, Wink of Stella glitter pens, twine, corrugated paper, and lots more!
 Learn how to color snow using a Copic marker technique and enhance your card's interest by adding texture:
Use the Colorless Blender pen to create highlights:
 Use Distress Ink and a template to create card backgrounds:
Have tons of fun adding sparkle to every card with Wink of Stella pens (each class kit will include one Wink of Stella pen!):
 Join me on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 6-8PM at Scrapmania, 224 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. I'll help you create these five holiday cards using the newest papers from Doodlebug. Here's what you'll need for class: pop dots (large and small), tiny attacher, crop-a-dile, small hole punch, your favorite tape runner adhesive, pointy scissors for fussy cutting, a black and red cat eye ink pad for edges. Please bring the following Copic Markers to class with you: E01, E11, E33, E35, BG10, Colorless blender, R11, R27, R29, B12, B14, YG05, YG06, YG23, YG63, C00, C02, C5, C7. We will be using the following Wink of Stella pens during class: clear, silver, gold, red, orange, yellow. You will receive one Wink of Stella pen with your class kit.  Teacher Fee $14.00 Class Store Fee: $10.00