Friday, September 25, 2009

Mixed Media Album Photos

Here is another great project for our October Weekend Workshop. It is the Mixed Media Album done with the gorgeous Mistletoe line by Making Memories.

The album is a combination of acrylic, chipboard, tags, cardstock and pockets sprinkled with A LOT of great embellishments.
Kathy did a Countdown to Christmas theme, what a wonderful way to document the busy holiday season.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ooh look what the UPS Man brought!

Boxes of product from Basic Grey and Making Memories. Love Love Love all of these brand new releases. Basic Grey actually sent us one of each piece of paper from their new releases for prize give aways.
4 full paper lines-Eerie, Eskimo Kisses, Indian Summer and Nook and Pantry.
We have been anxiously waiting for the new Mistletoe by Making Memories for Kathy's project-the mixed media album and Basic Grey for my Sunday layout classes. Oh, it will be a busy weekend! Enjoy the sneak peek photos.

Another Set of Project Photos

Okay, I know that I wrote that the recipe book was my favorite, but I have a new favorite project, the Desktop Calendar. This will be our first project class on Saturday morning, what a great start to our weekend.
Oh my- it is so cute! First of all, October Afternoon's Cherry Hill paper and punch out die cuts really make this project fun, plus add in buttons, ribbon, rick rack, all based on custom die cut chipboard album pages- fantastic!
We bound the calendar with our favorite method-the Bind It All and it fastens on to a wonderful metal album display by Zutter.
This will look so cute sitting in my kitchen by the phone!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

House Box Project Photos

This is Darcie's project and it is still a work in progress. It is so adorable that I had to share some photos of her work so far.
It is a Maya Road Box and the top lifts off to reveal a mini album inside. The outside is pretty much done, but she is still working on the mini. She combined paper from a new company that we found, Upsy Daisy Designs from Victoria BC in Canada. The paper line is Walk in the Park and it is PERFECT for a house book, fall photos, family pics, etc.
Umm-are you thinking, hey is that Puget Sound in the background. Heck yeah! Darcie, Kathy and I spent last weekend on Vashon Island scrapbooking and recharging our batteries (code for eating lots of chocolate and good food with other scrapbooking friends) Joy had to miss our fun weekend, but we are hoping she can join us next time. If you want to see what else Darcie worked on-the most adorable Halloween banner to hang at her real job workplace, click here to see it in her 2 Peas Gallery.
She is also using some super cute rub ons by October Afternoon for great captions, sayings, etc for the pages, Maya Road chipboard trees and lots of other fun goodies. Did I mention that Upsy Daisy Designs has corduroy covered brads-they are so cool-and yep we're totally using them for this project.
Anyway, during this class you will be decorating the outside of your box and then working on the mini album too. Darcie is truly a paper artist, she loves to manipulate the paper to create shingles, windows, trees, etc. We'll post more photos when the mini is done. Enjoy what Darcie has finished so far! The house is 8" x 6.5" x 5", the Chipboard book measures 4.75" x 4.75".

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mini Class "Make and Take" Project Sneak Preview

Grateful Coin Envelope Album

This project is one of our mini classes we will teach on Sunday afternoon. We combined custom cut coin pockets with the beautiful Amber Road paper and embellishments from Pink Paislee to create a fantastic mini album.
The envelopes and tags create the perfect little spot to record all of the things we are grateful for. This would also be a wonderful little mini to put your Thanksgiving photos in.

6x6 Recipe Book Sneak Preview

Good Eats 6x6 Recipe BookThis project will make a perfect Holiday Gift-if you can bear to give it away. We combined a 6x6 Maya Road Sheer Binder with Shabby Green Door Farmer’s Market collection of paper, rub ons, twine, ribbon, buttons and stamps for a wonderful recipe book concoction full of pockets, dividers and so much more!
You will LOVE this sheer binder-it has 8 tabbed dividers! The Shabby Green Door rub ons are a dream-they are so easy to use, plus you will also get a set of stamps to make your own custom recipe cards.
So much to love with this project!

What is included in October Workshop Weekend?

October Workshop Weekend
Sat Oct 17th-Sun Oct 18th

We are so excited for our first event, we have so many wonderful things planned for you during this weekend, we are going to make this an AMAZING weekend with great projects, lots of product, prizes, fun, good food and more.

Location: Holiday Inn Issaquah Washington
Cost: $250.00
Saturday October 17th 8:30 am– Sunday October 18th 6 pm

What is included?
All 7 classes-We will complete 4 large projects (Desk Top Calendar, Mixed Media Album, 6x6 Recipe Book, Chipboard House Box and Mini Album), 12 x 12 Album Class (ten 12 x 12 pages), and 2 smaller ‘Make and Take’ Projects. Each class is packed in a kit complete with everything except adhesive. Click here for more information about our class line up and here for some sneak previews of our projects.
Class handbook with step by step color instructions for each project including the smaller Make and Take projects.
Table top Organizer
Goodie bag on Saturday and Sunday
Lunch on Saturday
Lunch on Sunday
And lots more fun and treats!!!!

We will also have:
Prize Drawings throughout the weekend
Tool Table-complete with Cricut and Cricut Expression-with loads of cartridges, Cropadile, Bind-It-All, Xyron, Punches, Stamps, Paint, etc.
Shopping-we will have lots of great stuff to buy including some of the latest and greatest tools, our favorite adhesives, ink, extra project supplies, and other Scrap Yard Chick kits.
Hospitality Room-filled with snacks, drinks and a place to relax if you need to get away
Free Crop Time to catch up on unfinished projects or to work on something new

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information about the weekend including a list of items to pack.

October Workshop Weekend Schedule

Here is our tentative schedule for our October Workshop Weekend

Saturday October 17th
8:30-9:00 registration
9-11:30 Class One-Calendar on an Album Stand
11:30-12:30 Lunch is provided
12:30-3:30 Class Two-Mixed Media Album
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:45 Class Three-Recipe Book
5:45-7:00 Dinner Break-On Your Own
7-9:30 Class Four-Chipboard House Box and Mini Album
9:30-Midnight or so Free Crop Time

Sunday October 18th
8:30-9:30 Free Crop Time
9:30-11:30 Class Five Part 1-12 x 12 Album Class
11:30-12:30 Lunch is Provided
12:30-2:30 Class Five Part 2-12 x 12 Album Class
3:00-5:00 Mini Classes- at least 2 Different Make and Take Mini classes at stations. You will move between the stations, or you can just take the kits and work on your own projects at your table.
5:00-6:00 Free Time, finish up projects, etc.