Friday, February 18, 2011

Layout for Thursday Feb 17th

This is a preview of our layout for our 2 Pages a Week subscribers. It is a beautiful page featuring paper by Memory Box- a local Seattle company- Yay!

Some vellum and handmade butterfly embellishments finish out this sweet spring time page.

If you are interested in subscribing to our 2 Pages A Week, visit our Subscription page.

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Weekly Project Preview- Spring Accordion Mini

Hi Chicks

This is a preview of our Project of the Week for our subscribers. This week we are doing a cute 4x4 Spring Accordion Mini book with some fun paper by Echo Park Paper Company.

The book folds up and then wraps around to create a cover. If you want to subscribe to our weekly projects visit our Subscription Page on our website. The video below shows more views of this cute project.

Kerry and Darcie
The Scrap Yard Chicks

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

4 Words Photo Display

Hi Chicks
We are showing off another of our projects for our Wild About Creating Workshop Weekend on February 26th and 27th. There are still a few days left to register- if you interested in coming. We are closing the registration on Thursday February 17th.

We are getting so excited as all of our orders are arriving, we are busy making kits, writing our directions and finishing up all of the last minute details.
For our 4 Words Display we wanted to do a project that incorporated a lot of the inking techniques we have learned, and using multiple surfaces. We used sticky back canvas, textured cardstock, acrylic, ribbon, tissue tape, chipboard and so many more fun little goodies!

I used red and turquoise for the sample, but we will have an assortment of different colors for our workshopees (hmm don't know if that is a real word) to try out.

The base for this is a wonderful vintage styled receipt holder by 7 Gypsies. They are just the coolest company.
So enjoy the photos. I am skipping tomorrow since we have a weekly project to show off, but we will be back on Thursday with another sneak preview!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sneak Preview- Wild About Creating Project

Happy Valentines to our Chick Friends!

We are really LOVING this project from our guest instructor Adrienne Guitron for our Wild About Creating Winter Workshop Weekend.

The book is an 8x8 chipboard binder and pages from Maya Road with Pink Paislee Old School paper and stickers, Basic Grey letters, LOTS of great Tim Holtz embellishments, tags, paint, ink etc. all put together in this inspirational and unique book to document what "He Is" in your life.
Don't have a "He" that is scrapbook worthy? Thats okay, we also will have this project done in a beautiful "She Is" version with the Pink Paislee Sweetness collection (pictures to come soon).
We feel so lucky to have Adrienne teaching for us this winter. She has been a friend to Darcie and I for a long time, and we are big fans of her scrapbooking style (and awesome scrapbooking room), adorable son and talented husband.
We will have some kits of her incredible project available for sale online in our kit shop after our event.
But- if you don't want to wait, we are opening up our Wild About Creating Workshop to the public for shopping on Sunday February 27th 3- 6 pm. We will have all of our leftover workshop kits available for purchase as well as our other page and project kits.
Stop in and check out the fun!
Sunday Feb 27th 3-6 pm
Staybridge Inn and Suites
9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo Washington
Have a great Valentines Day!
Love to our Scrapbook Chick Friends!
Kerry and Darcie
The Scrap Yard Chicks

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Layout Preview for Feb 10, 2011

This week for our 2 Pages a Week subscribers I made this super cute and fun spring page- can you tell that I am enjoying all of this fantastic sunshine!

Even though this is a Spring themed layout- I used just 2 pieces of patterned paper-an easy peasy one to change around.

If you are interested in subscribing to our 2 Pages a Week, or our Project a Week, visit our Subscription page.
Did you know that if you had signed up for our 2 Pages a Week subscription when we started in November you would have 30 pages scrapbooked by now? Wow- and if you are using paper from your stash you would have room now to go out and buy all of the new stuff that is just hitting the shelves.
Food for scrapbooking thought!
:) Kerry

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weekly Project Preview- Hanging Photo Display

This week our project for our subscribers of the "Project a Week" is a hanging photo display- a perfect little project to make for someone as a Valentine's gift.

The top and bottom panels are mini clipboards and the middle panel is a chipboard piece with a ribbon treatment to keep your photos secure.

The idea for this display is to be able to easily change the photos you have on display.

We also included a tutorial to create the dimensional rose that is on the clip portion of the clipboard.

To get a project like this every Wednesday, become a Scrap Yard Chicks Subscriber. The cost is $12.99 a month. Visit our Subscribers Page for more details.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fun & Easy Valentine Project- Paper Folded Heart Garland

Hi Chicks!
Scrap Yard Chicks wanted to bring you a couple of cute, quick and easy Valentine projects this week.
This Folded Paper Heart Garland, is a great project, and it is fun, inexpensive and easy.

You need a 4x12 piece of double sided cardstock weight paper. Cut it into 1x12 strips.

Cut two strips into 4" and 8" lengths
Cut two strips into 6" lengths.

Arrange strips, lining them up along the bottoms and all the pattern facing the same way

8", 6", 4", 6 "

then add 4", 6", 8" with the pattern going the opposite way.
Glue or staple bottoms together.

Start on the left side, line up the tops of the 8", 6" and 4" strips, staple together

Repeat for the right side- there will be a 6" strip in the center that is loose.

Fold under the tops of the strips and curve them slightly into a heart shape. Use glue dots or liquid glue to attach them to the center strip (1x6" piece). Repeat for the other side.

Fold over about 1" on the top of the 1x6" center strip and punch a hole. Thread hearts onto ribbon and have a Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Join us for a free crop this weekend!

The Chicks are hosting a Free Community Crop in Issaquah this weekend.

These Free Crops are open to everyone– so invite your friends, bring your neighbors and come get to know other scrapbookers in your community. We have access to a wonderful facility- the King County Library Service Center, that has a BIG room, lots of tables (everyone gets their own), a kitchen with a fridge, good lighting and a great opportunity to connect with other scrapbookers and crafters.

King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah Washington

Saturday February 5th 10 am– Midnight and
Sunday February 6th 9 am-10 pm
Yes we have the WHOLE weekend. You can leave your stuff, go home, sleep, feed the cat/dog, and then come back and scrapbook some more. We teamed up (get the Super Bowl tie in) with our friends from South King County Scrapbook Meetup Group– Scrap Yard Chicks is hosting on Saturday and they are hosting on Sunday.

How do I sign Up? You don't need to sign up. Our Free Crop Weekends are open to everyone. Drop in anytime during the crop and stay as long as you like!

We won't be having any classes at these crops- they are strictly time for you to bring your projects and scrapbook pages to work on and to meet other scrapbooking and crafting friends in our community. We will have our favorite tools, a Cricut Expression and a Slice, plus have some projects on display if you need a little inspiration.

What is the CHA Party? At 7 pm on Saturday Feb 6th
We will have some snacks, drinks and a slide show/videos/prize give aways and samples of the cool stuff that we see at CHA. Darcie and Kerry will just be back from CHA Los Angeles-the winter trade show for the Craft and Hobby Association where all of the scrapbook and craft manufacturers roll out their brand new product lines for the year and they will have samples, sneak previews and tons of new ideas to share with you.

Did we Mention BIG PRIZES? We have a couple of really great prizes (may involve a free Workshop Weekend and some free subscriptions!) to give away at our CHA party. mmmm. Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weekly Layout Preview for Feb 3rd

This is a preview of our 2 Page Layout for the week for our subscribers. This week's page is called "Together" and it is the perfect place to add some beautiful family photos, wedding photos or maybe some special Valentine pictures.

We made some lollipop flowers and box top flowers in the corner of the layout, they add such a beautiful texture and really finish off the pages. There is a technique video for our subscribers on their members only blog.

If you would like to receive a 2 page layout in your email every week visit our Subscribers Page for more details.
Happy Scrapping!

Weekly Project Preview- I Heart You - Valentine Coupons

This is a preview of our project for Wednesday Feb 2nd for our "Project a Week" subscribers.

Our project is a book of library pockets with "Love Coupons" tucked into each pocket. The book is embellished with printable mini bingo cards and tickets.

If you would like to get a project like this every Wednesday in your email, visit our Subscribers Page. A monthly subscription is just $12.99. For more views of the project watch our video below.
Happy Scrapping!