Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2 Page Layout from Last Week

Sorry-I forgot to post a preview for last week's layout for our 2 Pages a Week subscribers. Too much Thanksgiving on my brain!

The layout is featuring paper by Upsy Daisy Designs and our technique is Faux Chipboard. For more information about subscribing to our 2 Layouts a Week, visit our Subscribers Page on our website.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tomorrow is our Christmas Workshop!

Hello Chicks

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of family, good food and shopping. Now its time to get down to some serious Christmas business! We wanted to remind you about our upcoming Christmas Workshops, plus give you a look at another of our great Christmas projects, plus an update - arrggh on some of our paper that didn't arrive yet.
Sunday November 28th- 9 am - 9 pm &
Friday December 3rd 6 pm-Midnight
King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah Washington

Yippeee !!! New project Photos:

Christmas Shadow Box- this fantastic project has a spining photo cube plus an accordion fold out album to include lots of pictures, plus a spot for a 5x7 photo. How cool is all of that?

Free Assembly Class Sunday 2:30-5:00
If you are coming to the class please bring: paper trimmer, scissors, dry adhesive, liquid adhesive, cropadile, ScorPal or scoring tool and ruler, brown ink.

10 Pages of Christmas featuring Jovial by Basic Grey. Not so great news. Our paper has not arrived yet. It has been sitting in Redmond at UPS but because of our snowy weather last week we did not get it. So the Sunday class for this is postponed. I will reschedule with anyone who was planning to take that tomorrow night. This won't be a problem if you were planning on coming to take this on Friday December 3rd.
25 Days of Christmas Activities Class Sunday Noon- 2 pm
If you are coming for this class please bring: paper trimmer, scissors, liquid adhesive, dry adhesive, hole punch, Scorpal or scoring tool and ruler, foam tape or pop dots, brown chalk ink.
See you soon!
Darcie and Kerry
The Scrap Yard Chicks

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Workshops Ho Ho Ho!

Our Christmas Workshops are this Sunday, November 28th, 9 am -9 pm and Friday December 3rd 6 pm- Midnight

Here are a few questions I have been getting emails about-

What if we have bad weather?
These are not a snow and go events. If we have bad weather- we cancel.
Come on gals it is scrapbooking not a hospital emergency room.
So check our blog for any weather related updates. We will post here if for some crazy reason we get more bad storms and we cancel.

Do I need to Sign up for the Workshop?
No. If you purchased project kits you are guaranteed a table space for our Workshop (you get a table spot for your own stuff plus a spot in the class) all of the other table space is on a first come, first served basis.

Will all of our product arrive in time?
All of our product is on the way now for the kits- but . . .
I know how these storms affect deliveries and we have a holiday right in the middle. If some of it doesn't arrive we might have to change things around. If that happens we will work out another time to have the classes.

Can I bring my own snacks?
Sure thing. We have access to a kitchen with a fridge and sink but no microwave. We will be bringing some holiday snacks too.

Can I bring a friend?
Well of course. The more the merrier.

Will you have other project kits for sale?
Yup, we take cash, check and credit cards (you need to be able to access either your paypal account or your email account in order for us to take a credit card- we will have internet access for you to use)

Don't forget we are bringing project samples to sell also. There are some great FINISHED projects and pages.

We hope to see you on Sunday and/or Friday night!

Kerry and Darcie

Snow Days and Scrapbook Projects

The thing about snow is that it is fun

Lots of frolicking around, uncovering frozen toys, and avoiding inside responsibilities like cooking, cleaning, writing project instructions, finishing projects for Christmas Workshops, posting photos on your blog, etc.

Thankfully (ahh see the Thanksgiving tie in) I already had the project and pages done for this week. Here is a preview of a really fast and easy accordion album/table decor/mantle piece that you can do for Thanksgiving. The idea is to put a photo on each of the pullout pieces and/or journal about what you Give Thanks for.

This project is for our Project a Week subscribers and I will be sending out the directions later this morning. (as soon as I write them- he he)

I changed up my plan a bit and next week we will have a year in review mini book. I thought we needed a little Thanksgiving first. To subscribe for a project every week in your email box click HERE.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our Family Layout- 2 Pages a Week Layout

Here is a preview of our 2 Page Layout for the week.

The page was inspired by the beautiful tree paper, it really had me thinking about Family Trees, so I included a Family Tree quote on the page.

The paper is by Pink Paislee and I used some of my favorite techniques, decorative brads, printing on vellum, ribbon photo corners. If you are a subscriber you not only get the handout to make this layout with color photos and step by step instructions, you also have the opportunity to purchase the layout kit, and a shopping list/source information handout and you can watch the technique video on the Members Only Blog. If you are interested in subscribing to our 2 Pages a Week, click HERE for more information.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Weekly Project Preview-Desk Top Calendar

Happy Wednesday!

This week's project is a very fun, very simple and very easy project, a desk top calendar. This is an awesome gift for someone special, I am planning on making several of these this year.
This project is not currently available as a kit, it is for our weekly subscribers only. With your handout this week you will get a file of pre-formatted quotes for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Friend, Coach or Teacher. You will also get a file of pre-formatted calendars.
For more views watch our video below.

To subscribe to our weekly projects and get an awesome project EVERY week in your email for just $12.99 a month, click here.
Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

You Are Invited to Our Christmas Workshop!

Oh my the Holiday Season is in full swing! Darcie and I are as busy as Santa's Elves working on 3 brand new Christmas Kits and making plans for our Christmas Workshops.

Christmas Workshops and Project Sample Sale
Sunday November 28th- 9 am - 9 pm &
Friday December 3rd 6 pm-Midnight
King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah Washington

Workshop- The Workshops are Free-bring your projects, scrapbooking, cards, whatever you want to work on. We will have tables set up, some of our favorite tools available for your use and delicious holiday snacks. We will also have some of our awesome Scrap Yard Chicks project and page kits for sale.
Project Sample Sale- We have oh so many completed project samples and scrapbook pages we decided it was time to clean house and put them out for sale. These are all "as is" and most of them are one of a kind items- great for holiday gifts. The sample sale is cash or check only- sorry no Paypal for the samples.
Classes- If you pre-order one of our fun Christmas kits we are offering free classes to assemble your projects or pages.
25 Days of Christmas Activities-A Garland of Pockets- Sunday Nov 28th Noon- 2 pm
Merry Christmas Shadowbox- Sunday Nov 28th 2:30-5:00
10 Pages of Christmas with Jovial by Basic Grey- Sunday Nov 28th 6:00-9:00 and Friday Dec 3rd 7:00-10:00
Christmas Project and Pages Kits-Pre-Order your Christmas kits and come to a free class to put your kits together. If you can't come to the class you can still pre-order your kit, they will ship out on Monday November 29th, or you can choose the option to pick them up at one of our Christmas Workshops.
25 Days of Christmas Activities- A Garland of Pockets $30.00

This is a garland of 25 handmade pockets featuring Echo Park Paper Company collection Everybody Loves Christmas. Each of these pockets is handmade-a few of them are actually hand stitched (we did that part for you!). We also added some wonderful exras like felt, pom poms, jewels and jingle bells. This project is a wonderful way to highlight all of the fun Christmas traditions in your family, each day has a tag or card insert for you to write something to do that day like decorate the Christmas tree, make Christmas cards, drive around and look at Christmas lights, make cookies, go caroling, watch a special movie, etc. We also provide you with a list of ideas to help you fill up those 25 days. For more views of this project watch our YouTube video at the bottom of the post.

In addition to your regular tools like paper trimmer and scissors, bring both wet and dry adhesive for this class, foam tape or pop dots, brown chalk ink or distressing ink, Scor Pal or scoring tool and ruler and a hole punch or Cropadile.

Merry Christmas Shadow Box- $40.00

Well our favorite designer Tim Holtz has done it again, this time with a set of new shadow boxes called Configurations. Each box can be removed so you can re-configure the project however you like it-brilliant! We combined this cool new shadowbox with the Holly Jolly colletion by My Minds Eye for a truly beautiful Christmas display. We also added in some vintage looking ornaments, jingle bells, beautiful ribbon and trim and so many more fun details. We are still working on our sample and will post a new picture as soon as we get it done. This project will look spectacular on your mantle, as a table centerpiece (it is decorated on the back) or even hanging on the wall. The finished project is two pieces, 8.75 x 10.75 inches with space for a 5x7 photo and many smaller photos.

In addition to your regular tools like paper trimmer and scissors, bring both wet and dry adhesive, brown chalk ink or distessing ink, Scor Pal or scoring tool and ruler and non stick craft mat. Paint and paint brush are provided with this kit.

10 Pages of Christmas with Jovial by Basic Grey- $34.00

Our famous 10 Pages of Christmas class is back again, this time featuring Jovial by Basic Grey. Everything is included to create 10 wonderful 12 x 12 Layouts all ready for you to add your Christmas photos. This kit includes the Jovial paper collection with 18 of their double sided papers, a sheet of alphabet stickers and a sheet of coordinating stickers. We are also using the coordinating stitched brads and some fantastic Maya Road Chipboard die cuts for truly spectacular and yet fast to assemble pages. This class is being offered twice, on Sunday Nov 28th and again on Friday Dec 3rd.
Bring your regular scrapbooking tools that you use for layouts, paper trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, hole punch, favorite adhesive, etc.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2 Pages A Week-Layout Preview for November 11th

This week's 2 Page Layout highlights our Everyday Blessings.

For more details about this layout, click on the video link below. You can also purchase this kit in our Kit Shop. If you want to subscribe to our 2 Pages a Week, click HERE.

Have a wonderful Veteran's Day.


2 Pages a Week- Layout Preview for November 4th

Well, it is a week late, but here are the layouts for November 4th for our 2 Layouts a Week subscribers.

A fun Halloween Layout featuring Echo Park Paper Company. For more details about the layout click on the video link below.

We will also be selling a limited release of our weekly layout kits on our website in our Kit Shop.

We hope you had a Happy Halloween and you have lots of great photos to add to these fun pages.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clipboard Recipe Book Project For Weekly Subscribers

Happy Wednesday!
I am a day late with my sneak preview but I have a cool online video to add to my project preview-so I think that excuses me!

This is a re-do of our most popular kit ever, the Clipboard Recipe Book. We love the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird version that we did last year, but I wanted a more colorful version so we used their new Garden Variety collection for this one. Watch the video if you want to see more details about this cool project.

If you are one of our Monthly Subscribers there is a more detailed online video that shows how the pockets are folded for this project. That is available on our Members Only Project Blog. If you are interested in a subscription, click HERE for more information and to sign up.

If you are interested in purchasing this kit- such a perfect gift for someone special. Click HERE to visit our Kit Shop.

Enjoy this beautiful Fall Day. It is so gorgeous outside- I am going to take my handsome husband out to lunch!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Time to Organize

Hello Chicks from Kerry
I am feeling pretty good this morning, I spent all Monday organizing and cleaning my office. I had intended to get started with some new scrapbooking projects but felt like my creativity was blocked by all of the CLUTTER. I am by no means a neat freak, but I have a lot of stuff. I find that I spend a lot of time just moving things from one pile to another. Very productive.

So, over the past 1 1/2 years our Scrap Yard Chicks stuff had spread from my scrapbook room and office (former library) to the guest bedroom, dining room, kitchen, living room and at one point before our last event I had the sewing machine in my hall bathroom on the counter.
Too much. So yesterday as I started putting things away from my trip I decided it was time to get organized and into just 2- so shocking- rooms of our house. My husband will be so glad.

Now I need to move the Accucut machine off of my dining room table and upstairs to my scrapbook room and go through the "sorting" pile of project bags. My scrapbook room is far from being organized, but at least I have a nice open space in the middle of my office for my dogs to hang out and I can actually use my treadmill again- no packing supplies stacked on it. I'll post some photos once I get everything finished. I also have project samples all over the guest room bed. We have plans for those and will be having a sample sale on Sunday November 28th at our Christmas Drop In Workshop.

Now- on to more important things like PROJECTS!!!!!! I promise that I will post photos of 2 different projects later today, a recipe book and a desk top calendar. If you are subscribed to our weekly projects you will get the directions for these fun projects in your email box tomorrow. We will also have a few kits for sale.

Okay, enough for now. I need to do less writing and more creating today!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Good Morning From Sunny Idaho

Good Morning Chicks

This is Kerry. Well, I have been on the road for 2 weeks now, the beginning of the trip was at my parents house in the Tri Cities Washington and then on to Boise to help my sister celebrate her birthday with some serious scrapbooking and scrapbook shopping.

Okay, so we have been to Craft Warehouse, Hobby Lobby (brand new store), Archivers and a local scrapbook store called Paper Cottage. Plus other trips to Red Robin, Qdoba, Walmart (like 4 times) etc.

I was scouting out projects and supplies for our Christmas Drop In Workshop plus our Project A Week projects and 2 Pages a Week, plus our Winter Workshop Weekend. I think Darcie and I will have some awesome stuff to bring your way. But, I have to say the inspiration as far as project samples, page ideas, etc was seriously lacking. Western Washington has soooooo much more to offer at their local stores we are very lucky to have all of those wonderful scrapbook stores.

When I am home in my own scrapbook room, at my own desk tomorrow morning I will post some sneak previews of the projects for our Christmas Workshops.

Here is a bit of a rundown of our plans

Sunday November 28th -We haven't fixed the times just yet but these classes will be late morning through afternoon, nothing in the evening

Christmas Configurations Shadowbox featuring Tim Holtz new Configurations Shadowbox and My Minds Eye Holly Jolly

Advent (Countdown to Christmas) Pocket Garland feauturing 24 handmade and some handstiched pockets with the Echo Park Paper Co Everybody Loves Christmas

Plus a Scrap Yard Chicks Sample Sale- oh we have a lot of pages, projects and other goodies all ready for you to give for gifts or maybe for your self!

Friday December 3rd-We haven't set the exact time, but this will be in the evening

10 Pages of Christmas- Ten 12 x 12 Layouts pefect to just add your newest (or old) Christmas photos. Featuring Jovial by Basic Grey. We will also have these kits available on Sunday Nov 28th if you are not able to come for the Friday night class.

Okay, enough for now. We need to get all of our stuff packed up and on the road. It is a long trip back to Sammamish today. I actually FINISHED putting photos in a mini book for my much neglected husband. He is going to be so shocked.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Subscriptions at Scrap Yard Chicks!

Project a Week Subscription
You asked for it, and it is finally here- a subscription to get a new Scrap Yard Chicks project EVERY WEEK!
For just $12.99 a month you get a new and fresh paper project sent to you in your email every Wednesday!
We are creating projects with the latest and greatest products- but have suggestions for you create the same projects with supplies from your (gasp) stash! Can you imagine it? If you want to copy the project exactly we will provide source information and an option to order a kit of the project. Subscribers get full color step-by-step instructions and access to our members only blog with how to videos and other goodies. For more information and to sign up for our Project a Week subscription click here.

What is coming up for the month of November? A Recipe Book, a Desk Top Calendar, Year in Review Mini Album and an Advent Garland

2 Pages a Week Subscription!
Did you think we would leave you 12x12 scrapbookers out? You know how much we love layouts at Scrap Yard Chicks. So how about 2 new layouts delivered to your email box every week? These pages will be the style of the layout class that Kerry used to teach- lots of new techniques, ways to mix patterns, fun designs with lots of of photo space.
For just $12.99 a month you get a 2 page layout sent to you in your email every Thursday!
That is 8 pages every month! We will be creating the layouts with new products but will also have ideas and suggestions for you to once again use supplies from your stash! Isn't this fun? Can you imagine doing 2 fresh new pages every week and not having to shop? OKay, the shopping is also super fun so if you want to create the exact page, we will provide you with source information and an option to order a kit of the pages. Subscribers will also have the opportunity to combine 4 weeks worth of page kits into one shipment. Subscribers get full color step-by-step instructions, plus a shopping list and access to our members only blog with how to videos and other cool stuff. For more information and to sign up for our 2 Pages a Week subscription click here.

Sign Me Up For Both!
Save money when you sign up for both subscriptions
----Projects on Wednesday
---Layouts on Thursday
---Access to both the Project Blog and the Pages Blog

For just $19.99 a month you get both subscriptions. Click here for more details!