Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Project Flashback-Christmas page from 2010 with video

This is a great page because it has a hidden treasure- a fold out piece where you can put 9 more photos! The video below shows how to make the accordion piece.

Originally posted Friday, December 17, 2010

I hope that you enjoy this fun Christmas Page with the Everybody Loves Christmas collection by Echo Park Paper Company. You can use any 3-4 patterns to re create these pages.

The really great thing about this layout is that it has an accordion pull out piece for an extra 9 photos on your layout. It is the perfect thing for all of the Christmas pictures.

Here is a video of how to make the accordion pull out piece and assemble the layout. Enjoy!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Project flashback- hope you are having a happy end of 2013

Hi Scrappy Chicks

For all of you who are home this week and need a little creative infusion, I decided to repost a  couple of fun projects from previous years that have some good instructional videos on YouTube to accompany them. These were from a few years ago when I did a weekly subscription video for a mini book project or layout.

This one is a really cool Magic Mini Cube project. Enjoy!

Originally posted Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Project for January 5 - Magic Photo Cube
Hi Project Chicks
Okay so maybe our project isn't exactly MAGIC, but it is pretty cool. It is a series of 2x2 cubes that are hinged together and they just keep changing as you open them in different ways.
Watch the video to see how fantastic this project is.
Have fun with this one!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

25% off all kits in our Kit Shop

Don't wait for Black Friday- come shop our Scrap Friday Sale (but we are starting today)

25% off all kits in our kit shop.

Use the coupon code: scrapfriday

Visit our Kit Shop to start shopping!

sale goes until Sunday December 1st, 2013

I hope you enjoy a fun day with your family and friends.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Its Beginning to Look Like Christmas Layouts!- Come Shop with us on Saturday Nov 23rd!

I love seeing all of the 10 Layouts completed for my class and kit, 10 Pages of Christmas Layouts, they are so purdy! I love the Echo Park paper line Tis the Season that I selected for this year's pages.

This class on Saturday, Nov 23rd, is full, but I will have layout kits for sale after Saturday. You can buy them on my website www.thescrapyardchicks.com in our Shop,

or come and shop in person on
Saturday, November 23rd, 10 am -5 pm
The Scrap Yard Chicks (at Kerry's Home)
120 214th PL SE, Sammamish WA

I have more new kits that are not in my kit shop that will also be for sale including a great December Daily and a new Recipe Book. I accept credit cards, cash or checks.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Classes- November 23rd in Sammamish

Hi Scrappy Chicks
I have a couple of classes coming up in November to help you get a start or finish your Christmas projects.

10 Pages of Christmas Layouts-Saturday November 23rd 9 am-Noon $40Get a jump start on your 2013 Christmas Pictures with this fun and fast paced layout class. We will complete Ten 12 x 12 Layouts during this class, using the Tis the Season collection by Echo Park Paper Company. There are so many festive elements, die cuts, chipboard, brads, tags and more.
All supplies are included, you just bring your own adhesive and regular scrapbooking tools. Class will be held in Sammamish at Kerry's Home.
This class will also be available as a kit if you are unable to attend the class.

Chicken Wire Advent Calendar Class-Saturday November 23rd 1-4 pm $40
This project is so fantastic and unique, it combines mini red clothespins, a 3 dimensional chicken wire Christmas tree, and 24 of the funnest handmade ornaments using felt, yarn, bottle caps, glitter paper, canvas, ribbon, buttons and so much more! During class we will be working on the 24 individual ornaments. The chicken wire trees are ready for you to add your ornaments.

Handmade with Love Recipe Book-Saturday November 23, 6-8 pm $30This wonderful custom made recipe book is 6x9 and filled with pockets just perfect to tuck in your favorite recipes. The paper collection is Homemade with Love by Carta Bella. This class will also be available for purchase as a kit.
Another great recipe book project, with a wonderful new paper collection by Carta Bella Paper called Homemade with Love. The book is made of a mini clipboard cover and 10 different pockets inside embellished with ribbon, trims, charms, stickers and more! The book will be bound with rings so you can customize with your own recipes and pages if you desire. Photos are coming soon- this is a brand new collection and will be shipping from the vendor starting on November 8th.
Visit our November Classes page for more details and to sign up.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Project from October Workshop Weekend

In all of my busyness getting ready for the October Workshop, I forgot to post photos of the 6x12 Family Album featuring the Collecting Moments collection by Fancy Pants.

The album is a 6x12 format with a hidden hinge binding and lots of interactive pages with pockets, tags, envelopes, etc.

There is a lot of room to add your photos.

I have some leftover kits that I will be putting up for sale on my website. The kit is FULL of great product, patterned paper, coordinating stickers, coordinating buttons, coordinating mini bags, coordinating tickets, Family stencil pack, wood laser cut album title, corrugated cardstock, Bazzill coordinating cardstock, May Arts ribbons and so much more!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sneak Peek 4- Elle's Studio 2014 Mini Album

I feel like the luckiest girl in Sammamish- I have Elle from Elle's Studio coming to teach a class for the October Workshop Weekend.

I am so excited, secretly I was hoping she would use the new 2014 collection and guess what- SHE IS!

You attendees are so lucky too- it is so brand new that most stores don't even have it on their shelves yet. If you are signed up for this class you will need to bring 12- 4x6 photos, one for each month to complete this fantastic mini.

I am in the process of getting the pricing and registration updated so if you want to sign up for just a few classes, or just Saturday or just Sunday you will be able to.

If you want to reserve a guest room at the hotel, Oct 1st is the last day they will honor our special room rate. For more information visit the hotel information page on our site.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sneak Peek 3- Library Tray with 4 Mini Albums

Oh what fun this project is! 4 different mini albums in a fantastic 7 Gypsies library tray!

This album is full of hand folded vellum pockets and some great embellished insert cards. This album is all made from scratch- such a cool technique!

This one is an album made of shipping tags, altered, covered, embellished, embossed, inked and into fun little pieces of art.

Album number 3 is an accordion album of pockets made from one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock! The covers are cool embossed metal that I used alcohol ink, paint and sandpaper to distress. This one is messy but fun!

Album 4 is a custom created canvas cover with stencils and ink. The book is all handmade and hand bound and then the pages are bound with stab stitches (that sounds so gruesome doesn't it?) and then we will finish this off with some fun embellishments.

This class will be Saturday October 19th, 9 am- Noon. To sign up for this fun Workshop Weekend visit our Fall Workshop Page.

Monday, September 23, 2013

More Sneak Previews for October Workshop Weekend

Here is the 16x20 Frame project made with a different collection, the Simple Stories Urban Traveler.

I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to color the canvas.

I made some custom die cuts for this version, a luggage tag photo frame and a suitcase.

I love the way this turned out. Sorry the photos are a bit wonky. To register for this event visit the Workshop Page on our website.
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

October Workshop Weekend Sneak Preview-16 x 20 Hanging Memories Frame

The sneak previews are starting for our October Workshop Weekend.

This fun project is a 16x20 Canvas that I made into a frame, added some screw eyes, baker's twine and then just had a lot of fun with the Say Cheese! collection by Simple Stories.

We will also be offering a version of this project using Urban Traveler by Simple Stories.

To register for our October Workshop, visit our Workshop Page on our website.

Happy Scrapping!

next project is a 7 Gypsies mini drawer with 4 different mini books

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Just a reminder about our Fall Workshop Weekend! So many fun projects!

Fall Workshop Weekend

October 19-20th, 2013
Baymont Inn & Suites

12223 NE 116th Street, Kirkland

Our Workshop Weekends Include-
-All 5 classes-We complete 4 Large projects plus a 12 x 12 Layout Class (8 pages), (see class descriptions below) and and evening of ‘Make and Take’ style mini projects. Each project is packed in a kit complete with all supplies.
-2 Guest Instructors Elle Price from Elle's Studio and Adrienne Guitron, one of our Scrap Yard Chicks Fave Teachers
-Class handouts with step by step color instructions for each project.
-Goodie bag on Saturday and Sunday
-Fun Tabletop Organizer
-Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
-Snacks and Drinks
-And lots more fun and treats!!!!
We will also have:
-Prize Drawings throughout the weekend
-Tool Table-We have all of the tools available for our projects all weekend long-so you can finish them up whenever you want.
-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.
-Free Crop Time to catch up on unfinished projects or to work on something new
-We start at 9 am on Saturday morning and finish with classes around 9 pm on Saturday. The rest of the evening is your free time to scrapbook or finish projects. Our Sunday schedule is 9 am-3 for classes and then 3-6 is free time.
We are offering 2 payment options for full weekend registration, plus Saturday Only, Sunday Only and Individual Classes. Visit our Fall Workshop Weekend Registration Page for more information.

Here is a brief description of what is coming for our Fall Workshop Projects:
6x12 Family Book featuring Collecting Moments by Fancy Pants. I loved the combination of navy, coral, green and blue plus so many wonderful embellishments to use in a mini book that is not so mini. The idea with a 6x12 format is that you can use full size 4x6 photos to complete a wonderful keepsake or gift album.

16x20 Hanging Memory Frame featuring Say Cheese or Urban Traveler 
This fun project will incorporate so many fun techniques and embellishments in a perfect display piece for your wall. We will be layering chipboard, paper, ribbon, die cuts, and more on hanging tags attached with clothespins. This project would be a great gift- but you won't want to give it away! You get to choose which collection is the right fit for your project- or you can do both!

7 Gypsies Mini Library Drawer- This smaller size (12" x 4") library drawer is perfect for all of those fun Instagram photos we have all been taking. We will be making 4 different mini books to live in our drawer- each a different binding technique. So many fun techniques with this project, get ready for a jam packed art discovery session.

Photo Freedom Layouts-Adrienne has been teaching me how to do this fun method that is part Project Life, part traditional 12 x 12 Scrapbooking. She will be teaching a class to show you how fun and fast this method is and how to incorporate it with your current scrapbooking. There will be paper choices for this class, I just don't know what they are going to be yet.
Elle's Studio Class- I don't know what kind of project Elle will be teaching for us. I am sure it is going to be fabulous, I will provide more details and photos as soon as I have them.

To register for this fun, art-filled weekend visit our Workshop Registration Page.
The Scrap Yard Chicks

Saturday, August 10, 2013

More Previews of our Christmas in August Projects

Another great project for our Christmas in August workshop, August 17th and 18th.  There is still time to register, I have a few more spots available.
 Gingerbread House with Album Roof, Saturday August 17th, 1 pm- 4 pm. This fun class features a custom made house box and album- yes we are making it all from scratch with some great Jillibean Soup paper and embellishments.
 The sample is made as a Christmas Favorites Recipe Book- but this is such a great format and easy to customize into a Favorite Photos, Favorite Traditions, or even a place to save those wonderful Christmas card photos you get every year.

I used lots of great embellishments for this project, with plenty of room for your photos, recipes, or memories.
Sign up for just this class, all day Saturday or the whole weekend at www.TheScrapYardChicks.com .