NEW Card Class Samples

March 20, 2012

Check out these new card samples Steph made for her Maya Road Card Class which takes place on Saturday, March 31st from 10am-12:30pm for a $25 class fee.


Sign-up for this class with Steph and learn to use Maya Road’s wonderful embellishments to their full potential. You will also use our new Eco paints in class!

Make three great cards with their neat ribbon, canvas shapes, wood embellishments, chipboard elements, pearls, hangers, twine etc.

Use these great collections from Simple Stories~Documented,classic Bo-Bunny~Double Dots and Bo-Bunny~Country Garden.


Featured Fun Class of the Week!

February 23, 2012

NEXT WEEK~Sign-up for Steph’s Hero Arts Card Class on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am-12:30pm for a $25 class fee. Learn to make the most of your patterned paper and background stamps. Use the new 2012 Hero Arts stamps, die-cut, distress and ink! Create four homey, every occasion cards embellished with  pearls, brads, dew drops and glossy accents. Take this class if you’re a beginner or an experienced cardmaker. FYI~on the day of the class students receive 15% OFF any regularly priced merchandise.

Check out more classes on our website at http://morescrapbooking.com/index.php?p=2_2


Just arrived~Girlfriends and Garden stamps from Art Impressions

February 20, 2012

From Art Impressions~Girlfriends stamps are trickling in, they are so fun and cheeky! Also here are the Garden line featuring buildings and landscape elements. Plus the Spring Fling collection from Moxxie, too!


Expert Inking~Classic Tip #1

February 14, 2012

When inking edges of your scrapbook pages or cards it is so much smoother to use the Tim Holtz Ranger Blending Tool.

Apply in circular motions pushing towards the outside edges of your paper.

This Saturday students like Cathy had a great time inking  scrapbook layouts with Barb! Go to Facebook to see more pics! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1747485728

The layouts were done in pink, burgandy and cream with the Simple Stories Generations collection and a heart motif, perfect for this time of year. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Final Day at CHA 2012:(

February 1, 2012

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So here you have it, my final post from day “3” at the Craft & Hobby Association Show. Honestly, this show stuff is not for the faint of heart.  I was so exhausted by 1 today, with all the mixed media and such in front of me, my head was spinning!


I found bling from a really neat company that has partnered up with Spellbinders and it totally matches the dies! For those of you who really know me~ it is all about the adhesive.  Cause what’s the point if you peel off the bling, which is supposed to match up to say, labels “2” and the adhesive rips?!  Well this stuff is just pretty, darn good.  I will let you be the judge.  The rep says it will arrive within 2-3 weeks. So we won’t have long to wait!

We will be getting new kits from “Quick Quotes” which are lovely. Also interesting letterpress embossing folders.  The neat thing with these are they are to be used with at least 100 lb paper which has this beautiful feel of richness with texture.


I had a quick peek at my wonderful friends from the Netherlands booth.  They would love to take a trip to Chilliwack and come and teach.  Now how cool would that be???


Anyway with that, I sign off as I prepare for the trip home.  I am thinking about just having a “bag” viewing of the new catalogues at the store. There is just so much to see it’s overwhelming! So, stay tuned and I will keep you posted on our BLOG, FACEBOOK, and TWITTER. I am liking the whole “twitter” sounding thing.  We are twittering with maybe “12” followers so far, but just search for CHA show and I think you will be amazed at everything there is!


Another great motto from the show: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”~See you soon,
B


CHA 2012~Day 2~Stamps and Stuff!

January 31, 2012

Day two at the Craft and Hobby Association show was totally about stamping and embellishments.

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Check out the 2 new boards with over 3 dozen new stamps from Penny Black. So pretty!

Coming soon from Impression Obsession~beautiful images of children and scenes perfect for Copic coloring.


Stampendous had adorable cow and country images plus  “Steam Punk” images of mythic, ships and rustic elements!


New Bling  ribbons, adhesive decorative tapes and so much more to coordinate with Spellbinder dies!

Fabulous scrapbook collections coming from Disney, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicycle, Fancy Pants, Simple Stories and so much more.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow!!!
B


CHA NEWS 2012

January 30, 2012

After day one at CHA I have a new motto~ “Be Calm and Carry On”! This wonderful new paper collection from Reminisce features these words. It’s always been one of my favorite collections for travel, and this year is no exception with their new collection of vintage travel papers and stickers.  A wonderful package of these samples just arrived on Friday before I left for the show so, we hope to have these in stock by early February.

Next on the list~ “bottle caps”.  Now what is that all about?  I think Bev and I bought these for the shop over 10 years ago when there wasn’t much to choose from.  This time around there seem to be more choices. Let me know what you think?  So many possibilities, so much fun!!!!Moving right along~NEW from Mr. Tim Holtz…. Distress Markers in all the 36 distress colors!!! So amazing!  I was thinking ” just another pen”?  Well not quite.  He also has new rubber stamps WOW!The Bella Blvd. Baby collections are truly adorable.  They come with mini flags, ribbons and other do-dads (for lack of a better description).  Who doesn’t love happy, little zoo animals?Basic Grey has an interesting collection called “What’s Up”.  Their papers feature hot air balloons, row houses and vibrant coral colors.  How Fun!Up next  are “brag books” from Fancy Pants.  For those of you that got hooked on “Smash Books” this past year, these are just as fun!  They remind me of my first trip to Disneyland, when I kept everything to put in an album as a souvenir once I got home.  Who would have thought they would eventually make something to put match books and sugar packets into?  The themes they have created are wonderful and you can’t help but smile when you think back to why you actually kept the things you did.

For those of you who like to stamp and color with Copic markers or others, I found an adorable girly stamp collection from a little company in Washington State called “Sparkle”.  They also have a few “guy” stamps that are adorable too! I am sure you will love these images that are so much fun to color!

Barb says she will send a pic of her “extra bed”, good thing no one else is there, where would they sleep? I think it’s probably full of brochures and catalogues?

Make sure to check us out tomorrow as we will have more updates from Barb at the 2012 CHA Show!