Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cards from Fall Workshop Weekend

Hi Scrappers
For those of you that didn't get the cards finished during our workshop I wanted to post a few photos. These are from my sister's cell phone, so they are not super great, but they should give you an idea of the basic card design.
These two are pretty self explanatory, all of the pieces are included, the backgrounds are textured and then the embellishments are layered on top.

The card on the left is hard to see but each of those white squares has a different texture embossed into it. The strip at the bottom is white washi tape. I liked this for a generic type wedding, anniversary, thank you card.
The card on the right has a strip of washi tape at the bottom and then the three tags with hearts. I tied baker's twine on each and then the ends are stapled to the top of the card.

This card is pretty cool because the pieces that you cut off to make one card are the pieces you glue down for the other. A great idea if you want to make a bunch of cards on your own,


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Registration is open for Fall Workshop Weekend, October 17,18,19th

October 17, 18, 19th, 2014
Hyatt House Bellevue-3244 139th Ave SE, Bellevue
-46 hours of scrapbooking fun! We start Friday at 7 and you can scrapbook as much or as little as you want until Sunday at 4 pm.
· 4 Project Classes taught by Kerry Barker-We will be creating 2 Large projects, a 12 x 12 Layout Class (8 pages) and a Card Class. Each project is packed in a kit complete with all supplies. Class descriptions are below.
· Class handouts with step by step color instructions for each project.
· Goodie bag on Saturday and Sunday
· Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
· 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 brand new kits for baby layouts, Disney album, Christmas tags, Christmas countdown and so much more! plus some of 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 will have LOTS of new kits.
· We start at 7 pm on Friday and our weekend ends at 4 pm on Sunday.
To Register and for more information visit our Fall Workshop Weekend Page
Hotel accommodations are not included with registration fee. For more information about booking a guest room at Hyatt House visit our Hotel Page.
Class Descriptions:
Score, Cut and Fold 6x9 Mini Book Family Moments or Christmas Memories
This unique and fantastic book works for so many different themes that I am offering two options, you can choose Family Moments featuring Homespun by Simple Stories or Christmas Memories featuring Cozy Christmas by Simple Stories. We will be making 6 different folded pages that incorporate pockets, tags, flaps, envelopes and more. You will love the versatility of these pages, this could also easily be turned into a family recipe book or a December daily book.

Crate Full of Memories
I just fell in love with these super cool vintage style mini crates by 7 Gypsies. This project uses the 4x6 crate and we will make 12 different dividers- one for each month- or whatever you like - this would also be a cute recipe box. We will use mini canvases, file folders, burlap, corrugated cardboard, paper bags and so much more. The Seasons Snap collection by Simple Stories is just perfect to embellish this fun project and then add in some paper clips, ribbon, trim, clothes pins, enamel dots, buttons, metal clips and other favorites for a one of a kind project.

12 x 12 Layouts-8 Seasonal Pages
I am going back "old school" for my layout class and doing traditional 2 page, 12 x 12 layouts. No pocket pages or project life. 2 pages for each season (winter, spring, summer and fall), all ready for you to add your photos.  Even though I am going old school, I promise some new techniques and fresh layouts- no sticker borders with wavy lines (I still have some of those pages in my books). Feel free to bring photos for this class if you want to add them after class. The photo sizes are all traditional 4x6, 4x4 and a few 3x4 thrown in. I am not using one paper collection for this, I am mixing it up and selecting a different set of paper for each double layout.

Quick and Easy Cards
This fun class is all about assembling 8 fantastic cards. 2 Birthday (1 feminine, 1 masculine), 2 Thank You (1 feminine, 1 masculine), Valentines, Anniversary/Wedding and 2 all occasion (1 feminine, 1 masculine). This class kit is all ready to roll, all of the sentiments are preprinted and ready for you to use, the pieces are all precut, embellishments are included, all you need is adhesive. I wanted to put together a fun and fast class that you can easily get done and then copy the designs again and again.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup- July 11th and 12th

Scrapbook EXPO

Come visit our booth at the Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup this weekend, Friday July 11th and Saturday July 12th. Click HERE for registration information.

We will be hosting $1 make and takes all weekend- some fast and easy Christmas gift ideas, plus we have some ROCK BOTTOM prices on project kits, supply kits, misc supplies and more!

If you want to get in to the show free and want to earn some free products, I still need a few workers. Email me at if you are interested.

I hope to see you on Friday or Saturday at the Expo!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kit Clearance Sale Starts Today- May 11

Check out our super clearance sale starting today.
Clearance Kit Shop
All of my older kits are at least 50% off

Get them while they are hot- when they are gone they are gone! And then I can have more room for new stuff.

The Spring Workshop Kits are also featured for sale
Kit Shop

Have fun shopping!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Such a fun and creative weekend at our Spring Workshop

Oh my, it takes me like a week to recover from the workshop weekends, partly because I leave too many things until the last minute and then am up all night to finish, and partly because they are so much fun that I come home exhausted.

I just love all of the creative energy and the ladies who attend are the best.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend, I never remember to take photos while the event is going on, so these are of the set up and projects.

Kits from the Workshop will be up for sale starting May 6th. Visit our website for more details.
 File Folder Book

Layout Class- we did 10 pages using divided page protectors

 Cards, Cards, Cards- 6 different cards with supplies to make 6 more
 Instagram Album-fun little 4x4 album is perfect for your Instagram photos

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sneak Preview-Hello Friend File Folder Book- Sat April 26th 1-4 pm

Here is another fun sneak preview for the Hello Friend File Folder Book. The class is Saturday April 26th, 1-4 pm during our Spring Workshop Weekend.

The base of this project is kraft file folders, that are folded and manipulated into pockets, flaps and many other cool ways. It is the perfect place to highlight some great photos of friends and family.

The paper collection is by Pink Paislee, it is called Pen Pals and it has postal elements with red, white and blue, lots of great tags, transparency pieces and other fun goodies.

Adrienne is designing this project and teaching this class and is adding lots of fun pockets, tags and envelopes as well as some of creative signature style.

To sign up for this class or other weekend classes visit the Workshop Page.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sneak Preview- Saturday April 26th Card Class

Hey Chicks
Here is a sneak preview of the fantastic cards you will be making at the Spring Workshop Weekend.

The class is Saturday April 26th, 7-9 and features 6 different cards that will teach at least 6 new and different techniques. Some of the new techniques include stacked ombre, dry embossed vellum, stamping on transparency, woven lattice, using scraps, inking with embossing folders and so much more fun. Your class kit includes all of the supplies to make 2 of each card- so you can do another one on your own.

Jennifer Blomquist is teaching this fantastic class, you don't want to miss this one! To sign up visit our Workshop Page.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Christmas Card Books- 3 down, ? more to go

Hi Scrappy Chicks
I wanted to share something that I worked on/figured out/started over the retreat weekend. Christmas card books! Yippee!

I have been wanting to do mini books of the wonderful photo cards, special letters and handmade cards that we receive every year for Christmas. It has been on my long term project list for like 5 years.

So last weekend I packed up about 10 years worth of cards-because I am really good at saving them- and my Cinch, some other misc Christmas supplies.

I decided on an 8x8 format. This works great for the larger photo cards that people are sending now.
I made a pocket page for special handmade cards and letters.
I used washi tape to make binding tabs for other handmade cards and folded cards that I didn't want to punch holes in.

I just punched and bound all of the pieces in a totally random fashion. I like the look of different sized cards all together. I can't wait to finish the rest of the years now.
 It is so rare that I actually FINISH something on a retreat. I am very pleased with this project.

Thank you for another great retreat weekend- new recipe to share!

Thank you ladies for another fantastic retreat weekend in the mountains. So much fun.

I always love the opportunity to try out new recipes- this one is definitely a winner. It is from The Pioneer Woman's A Year of Holidays cookbook. Fantastic recipes and step by step photos.

Her cookbooks are fantastic, especially for beginning cooks.

I made her Everything Bagel and Cream Cheese Baked French Toast. Kind of an overnight bread pudding- but savory. It was delish. I promised everyone the recipe so here it is:

The Pioneer Woman's Bagel and Cream Cheese Baked French Toast

6 Everything Bagels-I used 3 sesame and 3 onion
Butter for greasing pan
One 8oz. Package Cream Cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream-I used half and half
1 Tbls chopped chives, plus more for serving- I didn't put in
1 tsp. Dry mustard
1/2 tsp. Cayenne-I didn't put in
1/2 tsp. Salt

Grease 9x13 casserole dish with butter. Tear bagels into pieces and place in casserole dish. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, cayenne, chives, mustard, and salt. Meanwhile, cut block of cream cheese into small squares and place them all over top of bagels in various places (note: whole top will not be covered). Pour egg mixture all over bagels. Sprinkle cheddar cheese all over. Cover with foil and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Bake 450 degrees for 45 minutes, uncover and finish baking 15 to 20minutes more. Cut and serve with extra chives...

I should have baked this in a clear glass pan because I overbaked it and the bottom and sides got really really really done (that is a nice way of saying almost burned)


Monday, March 24, 2014

Another Sneak Preview- 4x4 Insta Album in Progress

I Just LOVE IT! the new W R Memory Keepers Insta Album with the cutest little page protectors and card inserts.

Andrea A is working on the sample for her class on Saturday April 26th during our Spring Workshop Weekend.

The album is a fun little 2 ring binder and then a ton of cool supplies including die cut cards, printed cards, 2x2 cards, 4x4 cards, die cuts, Thickers, enamel dots, ribbon, patterned paper, cardstock, baker's twine, sequins and lots more goodies.

I couldn't wait to show you a few pictures of the work as it progresses. More coming soon!
To sign up for this super cool class visit our Workshop Weekend page. If you want to see more of Andrea's amazing projects visit her blog Just Me Creating.
Have a great Monday!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sneak Preview #2 for Spring Workshop Weekend-6 Words and Techniques

This is a fantastic book custom colored with Gelatos.

They are so fun to work with and you can get really bright and bold color, really beautiful soft colors, watercolor techniques and so much more.

In the class we start out with heavy watercolor pages and customize them with dry blending, wet blending, gradiants, stenciling, negative stenciling, gel medium resist, making custom sprays, gelato stamping, modeling paste plus so much more fun with rub ons and words.

I did this book as an easel stand up, but you can also do it as a regular mini book. Each class kit contains 4 gelatos and multi mediums so you can do more on your own.

Such a great kind of messy- they wash right off your hands- no perma blue fingers.

To register for this class visit Spring Workshop 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Having fun making handmade table decor for Spring Workshop in April

Oh my gosh, I have so many great ideas to decorate each guest's spot at the Spring Workshop Weekend! Thank you Pinterest!

The first fun piece of table d├ęcor is a stand up canvas, just perfect for displaying class directions, stashing a few odds and ends under the cute elastic bands and keeping things close at hand.

These are all handstamped and decorated by Me! plus I couldn't resist a cute tag and decorating a clothespin with a fun birdie wood veneer. My husband John attached the clipboard piece and the removable legs on the back.

Don't you just love it? Do you want one? Go and sign up at Workshops on our website.  We have lots more sneak previews coming in the next few days as we finish up with our projects.

I have lots more ideas to come. Have a scrappy day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sneak Preview for April 2014 Workshop Weekend April 26th-27th

Hi Chicks
Here is the first sneak preview of a project for our Spring Workshop Weekend. It is a fun paper bag album featuring the Family Forever collection by Bella Boulevard.

I love all of the fun patterns and bright colors-perfect for some great summer family reunion photos. This format is super great because it has the space for FULL SIZE 4x6 photos with no trimming! Isn't that cool.

There is actually space for quite a few photos, full size and smaller, plus tags and inserts in each custom folded pocket between the bags.

If you would like to sign up for the Spring Workshop Weekend visit our Workshop Page. You can also sign up for Saturday Only, Sunday Only or individual classes.

More sneak previews are on the way!