Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mixed Media Event!

Come join us for this special mixed media event!  No painting experience necessary!  Play around with decoupage, stamps, paint, and more while creating gorgeous decorative items!  Sign up here or by calling (937) 652-3338.  

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Waterfall Card Class

Hi all!  It's a beautiful, already hot day here in Ohio.  phew...

We've got a great class lined up next month!  Alexandra is offering her Waterfall Cards on June 9!

These cards are absolutely stunning and the photos definitely do not do them justice!!

Pull the attached ribbon and they open to reveal greetings or sentiments!

You can sign up for the class online here: Waterfall Cards Class

Can't attend the class?  Kits are available for this class and will begin shipping June 13.  Kits come with materials and instructions to make the two cards shown above.  Purchase your kit here: Waterfall Cards Kit

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free project....

Design Team member Joy made these fabulous cards using the Prima Songbird collection.

We just LOVE the colors in this line and all the inky fabulousness Joy did to the cards!!  Free instructions are available in store for this project....

Happy Scrappin'!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easter Layout

We just love the new Bo Bunny Ambrosia line!  (okay, we admit it, we love every Bo Bunny line)  Check out this stunning Easter Layout Joy did below!

Instructions for this layout are available for free here at the Scrapbook Outlet.  Stop by and pick them up!

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A little Design Team inspiration....

We just LOVE this new altered plaque that Sherrie did using Jillibean Soup papers and stickers.   Check out  before and after shots below!



How cool is this?  A little bit of paper, glue, some rusty stars, and a wood plaque makes a wonderful tabletop display!

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Boy's Life Cards

Check out these gorgeous cards that Design Team Member Sherrie made using Echo Park's "A Boys' Life" collection.  I just love the little pinwheels!!  We've included instructions below the picture so you can complete these projects at home!

Supplies Used:
Echo Park – A Boy’s Life Collection 12x12 Patterned Paper
My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found – Portobello Road “Boy” Stamps
Ranger Stickles – Waterfall
Distress Inks – Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, and Scattered Straw
EK Success Notebook Punch
Black Pen
White, Yellow, Blue, Orange Cardstock
Pop Dots

Card #1:

-Cut out piece of the Rambunctious paper 4” x 5” and attach to card.
-Cut out piece of orange cardstock 2 ¼” x 5” and attach to card. (I did mine slightly lower than center)
-Cut out piece of Suave paper 2” x 5”.
-Take cut out piece of Suave paper and use the EK Success Notebook Punch along one edge.
-Attach Suave paper to card on top of orange cardstock.
-Take the large flourish stamp from the Portobello Road “Boy” stamp set and using Black Soot Distress Ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.
-Cut out stamped image 2 ¾”L x 2 ½”H. Distress the edges of the cardstock and ink with Black Soot ink.
-Apply large pop dots to corners of white cardstock and attach to card in center towards the top.
-Take your Waterfall Stickles and apply to dots on flourish image.
-I then took the Waterfall Stickles and made dots along the upper edge of the Suave paper.

**Be sure to set this aside somewhere where you won’t bump it so the Stickles have plenty of time to dry!!

Card #2:

-Cut apart card at fold.
-Take one of the card pieces that you just cut apart and trim ¼” off the top and ¼” off one side.
-Take the trimmed piece and stamp the large frame oval flourish onto the center using black soot distress ink.
-After the ink dries, leaving about a ¼” edge around stamp, cut out the image.
-Center cutout onto other half of card that was not trimmed down and adhere.
-Taking scrap pieces of the patterned paper, attach them to the trimmed down piece of card that had the oval cut out of it. Be sure to trim the patterned pieces down so they do not overlap or hang over into the oval cut out.
-Apply large pot dots to the corners of the trimmed down piece of card and center it onto the other piece of card and adhere.

Card #3:

-Cut three pieces of patterned paper, two will be 4 ½”L x 1 3/8”W and one will be 4 7/8”L x 1 3/8”W.
-At one end of all three pieces of patterned paper cut out a triangle shape.
-Take a black pen and draw stitch marks around the edge of all three pieces of patterned paper.
-Randomly attach all three pieces of patterned paper to your card, in whatever order you like.
-Cut a strip of the Rambunctious paper 1”H x 6”L.
-Determine where on card you want to attach strip of Rambunctious paper and apply a strip of super strength adhesive across area. I used the red sticky tape.
-Attach strip of Rambunctious paper to one edge of card, leaving a small amount hanging over the edge, and every inch you will pleat the strip. Continue this pleating across the card. You should end up with five pleats.

Card #4:

-Cut three strips of cardstock, one each of yellow, blue, and orange, 1 3/8”H x 5”L and attach in any order to the card.
-To make the pinwheels:
-Take three different pieces of the patterned paper and cut a 2” x 2” square out of them all.
-At each corner cut in 7/8” towards the center.
-Apply super sticky adhesive to the center of each 2” x 2” square. I used the red sticky tape.
-Take one point and fold in to the center, pressing it down firmly onto the adhesive.
-Go to the next side of the square and take that point and fold it to the center, pressing it down firmly onto the adhesive.
-You will continue this for the other two sides of the square. Repeat these steps on the other two 2” x 2” squares.
-Pick one of the small stamps from the Portobello Road “Boy” set and using Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, and Scattered Straw Distress Inks (matched the solid cardstock I used on the background) stamp the image once in all three colors onto white cardstock.
-Cut out the stamped image and attach a small pop dot to the back and apply to the center of the pinwheel to cover the folded in points.
-Cut 3 strips of white cardstock to make sticks/stems for the pinwheels and attach to card.
-Take the airplane stamp from the Portobello Road “Boy” set and using Black Soot Distress Ink, stamp the image onto the card.

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A sign....

My creative mojo has been really flowing lately....Not sure if it is my sudden lack of ability to sleep or what, but I guess it's not such a bad thing.  I've got all my classes done from now through June....LOL
Been messing around with Distress Stains a lot lately...Really love how they work on wood....It's nice to be able to get a great background color on the wood without having to break out the acrylic paints....And the best thing: it takes one sanding or sealing of the wood necessary!

Here is my latest result of dabbling with Distress Stains:

This wooden sign was based with Walnut Stain Distress Stain.  I used the Fanciful Flight die to make the butterfly.  The butterfly's top layer was made with grungepaper and the bottom layer was cut from a manilla tag.  The bottom layer was inked with Distress Inks in various colors and assembled with the top layer.  Then I filled in all of the 'wing spaces' with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.   This gives the wings an almost transparent effect.

I really love the new Word Bands from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.  This Word Band was rubbed with Pearl Paint Dabbers to make the letters stand out.   The Word Band was adhered to the sign using Matte Medium and hemp twine.  This twine has been my go-to embellishment lately.  I love it because it matches just about anything.  I love this twine so much that I decided to order it in black last week...  LOL

Look for a class coming in May featuring the Distress Stains.  We have a few colors available at the store at the moment, but more will be trickling in in the next couple of months.  Stay tuned to the newsletter in the next few weeks for more class announcements. 

Don't forget it's Double Punch week this week at the store.  Spend $10 and get two punches on your Scrap Saver card!  Woohoo!!

Happy Inking!!