Friday, April 30, 2010

Schedule for May Workshop Weekend

Hey fellow scrappy chicks

We have a tentative schedule for our May Workshop Weekend.

Friday May 21st
7 pm-Midnight- Early Bird Crop in the Denton Room

Sat May 22nd-
8-8:30 Registration & Welcome
8:30 - 10:30- 8x8 Family Album Class (2 hrs)
10:30-10:45- Break
10:45-12:15- Folded Flowers Book (1 1/2 hrs)
12:15-1- Lunch-provided
1-3:30- Life 24/7 Multi Media Album (2 1/2 hrs)
3:30-3:45- Break
3:45-6- N is for Nest Printer Tray (2 1/4 hours)
6-7:30- Dinner Break-on your own
7:30-9- Oh Happy Days Portfolio Album (1 1/2 hours)
9-Midnight Free Crop Time

8:30-9- Ball room is open for free work time
9-Noon- 12 x 12 Layout Class (3 hrs)
12-12:45- Lunch-provided
12:45-2- Mini Class-Celebrate Birthdays Reminder Book (1 1/4 hours)
2-3- Free Time in Ball Room
3-6- Free Time in Denton Room (we will move everyone who wants to stay and work on their projects into the smaller room for 3 hours of free work time)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another Sneak Preview-Folded Paper Flowers Album

Well, this amazing project started out as a mini class project-it was just supposed to be a few folded flowers, maybe 45 mins to an hour. A great warm up.
So as we started each figuring out what flowers we wanted to do, and making them, and the project GREW and GREW.

Soon we had a whole garden of flowers, all fun, all different.

Then we picked our paper, the Fresh Prints Clothesline by Little Yellow Bicycle. We thought that the paper was pretty but nothing too great-until we folded it into flowers. Voila! Gorgeous.

The album for this is really simple, an accordion fold, acrylic cover with patterned paper and cardstock tags. A few of the flowers are on top of the acrylic cover, the rest are enclosed behind.

We think you will love making this beautiful album. Lots of super techniques to learn.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh Happy Days Portfolio Album Project Sneak Preview

Hello Chicks in Scrappy Land

Here is another sneak preview for our May Workshop Weekend. It is a Portfolio album featuring the Bella Boulevard All Inclusive paper and embellishments.

This is such a great project for a trip-we have included 5 different pockets inside of the portfolio for things like tickets, postcards, journaling, plus 2 fold out photo albums for LOTS of pictures.

This paper is beautiful and citrusy and just makes me want to go someplace warm and tropical.
At least I can dream about it as I gaze at this fun project- Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Printer Tray Project for Spring Workshop

Here is our first sneak preview of the projects for our Spring Workshop Weekend.

These printer trays by Seven Gypsies are the perfect combination of home decor and photo display-we just loved this dark brown color and set of "Nest" stickers with coordinating paper and embellishments. We added our own special mini album so we could include more photos with our project.
I apologize to my sweet chocolate lab Hershey for not being included in the picture display on the tray-I was having some issues with my little photo printer and black and white pictures-ahh technology is so grand. She will, of course, be included on my home display and there is a cute photo of her in the mini album. The other cute chicks are my sister Cindy and nieces Brittani (who turns 18 this month) and Parker (who is about 1 year old in the photo). Such cuties. I do also have nephews but they are not usually very cooperative when it comes to photos- so I don't have a lot of great ones of them.
Check back later this week-we will have sneak preview of our Oh Happy Days Portfolio album featuring Bella Boulevard's All Inclusive line.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy this gorgeous spring weather!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Early Bird Crop added to our Spring Workshop Weekend

Oh we have such a great surprise for everyone!

We have added an Early Bird (get the Chick tie in? he he he) Crop in the hotel on Friday night of our Spring Workshop Weekend.
Our Early Bird Crop won't be in the ballroom where our classes will be-because we will be working like little elves getting everything ready for the weekend-but instead in a smaller banquet room. We are so thrilled to offer this to our early arrivals as a chance to get to know each other and work on projects. We will have more details as we get closer to our event.

Here is what I (Kerry) am working on right now- My Oh Happy Days Portfolio Album. LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper collection. It makes me yearn for summer-especially when we have had hail/snow/ice pellets at our house at least 2 days last week-Yuck!

I will post an update of what the other chicks are working on later in the weekend. We are working on Sunday and last week we made some gorgeous and fun folded paper flowers for one of our mini classes. So many great flowers everywhere right now. As far as the project- I can give you a hint- it has an accordion binding, acrylic cover, tags, and SIX different flowers with the Fresh Print Clothesline paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. Mmmm. Lovely.

This is what Oskar does with his time while I am scrapbooking. It is a hard life at our house-but isn't he just the cutest thing. He is 14 months old now and still such a puppy. I can only get good close up photos of him while he is sleeping.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Registration Open for Spring Workshop Weekend

Good Morning to my fellow Scrap Yard Chicks!
It is a cold and blustery April morning-I kind of got stuck in Eastern Washington yesterday due to the heavy snow on Snoqualmie Pass. So crazy for this time of year. But I am determined to get home today and wanted to get a quick blog post in this morning.


Registration is now open for
Spring Workshop Weekend
Sat May 22nd-Sun May 23rd
Hilton Garden Inn, Issaquah
Cost is $250
We are offering two different payment plans again, you can do 4 payments of $62.50, or 2 payments of $125.

Click HERE to go to the registration page, or if you would prefer to pay by check you can email us and we will send you a registration form and instructions to mail your payment.

What are the projects we are working on for our Spring Event? Remember, these projects are all in the planning stages, so there might be changes along the way, but we promise you will not regret spending your weekend with the Scrap Yard Chicks. We’ll have some photos of the projects online very soon.

Artist Printer’s Tray Photo Display-We are combining some fantastic Seven Gypsies paper, stickers and embellishments with their 12 section Printers Tray to create this wonderful photo display. We will be using some great new techniques and even include a fold out album in one of the sections. 8x8 Family Album– YIPPEEEE! Our favorite paper line from Bella Boulevard-Honey I’m Home is back in stock and so we can offer the fantastic project that Kathy designed for our Spring Workshop. It is an 8x8 album on an acrylic stand-such a fun way to show off some great family photos. Life 24/7-These new Artisan Multi Media Albums from Fancy Pants have been just calling to us-the combination of canvas, felt, corrugated, chipboard and printed acrylic are the perfect basis for a wonderful album. Darcie is using the new 365 degrees collection by Pink Paislee, along with Glimmer Mist and some other great techniques for a super project. Oh Happy Days Portfolio Album-Another fun and different album, this time we are using one of our favorites, an 8 1/2 x 11 portfolio. Kerry is combining this cool album with the new All Inclusive Paper Collection by Bella Boulevard. This project is a great place to add your summer or vacation photos. 12 x 12 Album Class– When you are finished with this class you will have TEN completed and coordinating pages and the supplies to create even more. We have ordered our paper and are thrilled to offer 3 very different Basic Grey collections for this class.
Max and Whiskers-A feisty collection of purr-fectly pet filled papers combines huggable colors and happy go lucky patterns Cappella-Toast the happy couple with this Italian vintage inspired collection. Old world elegance ripe with tradition, perfect for your pages. Kioshi-A sophisticated balance of relaxing color and geometric design

Mini Classes– We are working on a book of paper flower techniques and also a dates to remember mini book. Stay tuned for more information about these.
Have a wonderful Easter holiday!