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!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lindsey here again and my creative mojo has been flowing this week!  Wow!!

I'm having a lot of fun making these wooden tags....This one is based with Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress Stains and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wallpaper stamp from Tim Holtz CMS126, I embossed the background with gold WOW! embossing powder.

Next, using tissue tape and a cardstock circular base, I created a rosette.  Then, I used some Adornments from the Ideaology charm pack.  To make them match my background, I colored them with gold alcohol ink.  I adhered the wings and crown to the rosette using a strong adhesive such as Studio Matte Medium or Glossy Accents.  A Fractured Doll was adhered on top of the wings and crown.  Once the embellishments were set, I inserted a memo pin and distressed Adage ticket (inked with Peeled Paint) behind the rosette and adhered the entire circle to the tag.  I finished off the tag with some green lace and a crystal bauble.

Want to learn more about Distress Stains?  Look for a class or two being offered in a couple of months!  In the meantime, happy scrappin'!!  :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

WOW! Embossing Powders

Design Team member Sherrie alerted us to this new embossing powder company. WOW! is established across the pond in jolly ol' England, but they made their US debut at winter CHA! We've received our shipment and all we can say is WOW! We've got 30 stunning colors available to choose from. Earthtones and brights, pastels and glitters, these colors are to die for! And the best thing: they are only $2.99!! How cool is that!?! This allows you to try multiple colors and not have to shell out lots of cash!!

Look for a class in the next month using these powders...Sherrie's got a GORGEOUS frame using all kinds of cool embossing techniques and there will also be a wall hanging coming up in April....

Speaking of Sherrie, check out some stunning tags she made using the WOW! powders....

Happy Scrappin!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just messin' around in the scrap room...

Hiya!  Lindsey here and I've been busy playing with embossing powders, Distress Stains, Tim Holtz Ideology products and stamps.

Distress Stains are one of my new favorite inky goodies.  I love how it not only works on paper, but it also does wonders on wood!!  :)  So now you can alter wood ornaments, tags, and other decorative items easily.  And the best thing is that you have 37 colors to choose from, including an awesome white AND don't forget that there are also Distress Inks, Stickles, and markers that match!

These tags are found in the back of the store and are very good for gifts, magnets, ornaments, or even bookmarks.  The first tag is based with Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage Distress Stain and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wood stamp from stamp set CMS126, I embossed the image onto the tag using brown embossing powder.

Taking pieces of the foliage, I embossed them with various embossing powders (white, purple, green, and orange) and allowed them to cool.  The green powder was Metalline Green from WOW! and is one of my new favorite embossing powders.  Using an ornate plate and an adage tag, I assembled the title and adhered it to the tag using Matte Medium.  Then, I adhered the foliage to the tag with the Matte Medium.

This tag was finished off using softer twine, which is one of my new favorite, go-to embellishments.   I love this stuff!!  :)

Stay tuned to the blog for another sample later in the week!!  :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coming soon....


Markers come in 36 different colors that match the current Distress line and a White Picket Fence color. These markers have many of the qualities that the Distress Inks do. They react with water to allow for blending and shading. Use them to color directly on stamps . With dual tips, you can color and journal with one marker!

How cool is this!!  So excited to play around with these once I get my paws on them!!  And I would expect some classes involving them later in the year.....Just check out these gorgeous colors!

Also, look for expanded Tim Holtz embellies to come within the next month, with some of the new releases from CHA!!
So many cool exciting things are on their way to the Scrapbook Outlet!!

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Glossy, Glossy

One of my most favorite, go-to items is Glossy Accents..Glossy Accents are made by the ink-gods at Ranger.  Glossy Accents are labeled as a 'clear, dimensional embellishment'.  I first discovered Glossy Accents a few years ago, when I was doing a bath-themed layout of my puppy.  I wanted to use some Sticko bubbles on the layout and, after placing the stickers on the paper, I decided I needed the bubbles to really stand out.  A friend pointed me in the direction of Glossy Accents.  I applied them over the bubble stickers, let them dry, and was absolutely amazed at the results.  I had clear, glossy, dimensional bubbles!!  How cool is that?! 

It wasn't until later, after taking a class off of Tim Holtz himself, that I discovered that Glossy Accents also makes a wonderful adhesive.  It is uber-strong and works on heavier elements like plastics and metals.  It works great as a glue on paper as well!  And with it's precision tip, you can also write rather easily with it.  Glossy Accents are definitely a must-have for your scrappy tool box!

Looking to get some Glossy Accents?  Here's a couple of tips:

  • If the tip gets clogged, take a very fine gauged stick pin and slowly stick it in the tip, making sure not to force it.
  • If you use Glossy Accents as a glue and need it to set quick, here's a tip to quick set the item.  For example, say you glued a paper flower onto a tag at a crop and needed to go home....It's not dry yet?  As long as you are not using the Glossy Accents as an embellishment, but as a glue, you can sit on the project for a minute or so..(yes, I said sit).  The heat from your body will quick set the project enabling you to move it or pack it up.  Cool tip huh?  (This tip is from a Tim Holtz class..)
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, January 20, 2012

Design Team Inspiration

Design Team member Joy made this stunning altered tray using the Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig line, blue Kaiser pearls, ribbon, and some glitter cardstock.  Joy got the template for the snowflake from an online image and hand cut the shape out of the white glitter cardstock.  Then, using the Iris folding technique, she layered the Winter Twig papers behind the snowflake, producing a STUNNING pattern. After embellishing with ribbon, she adhered the paper creation to a tin candle plate.  To finish, pearls were added to the points of the snowflake.  What a great addition to any shelf or table during the winter!! 

Stop back by next week  for more projects from the Design Team....Stay warm!! 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spirelli Cards with Alexandra

Alexandra is teaching Spirelli cards on January 28th from 12:30-2:30pm for $25. In this class, you will make 5 gorgeous cards using Spirelli technique and because the pictures do not do these cards justice, we've decided to make a quick video showing how fabulous these cards truly are!!

You can now sign up for any class at the Scrapbook Outlet online at If you can't make the class, no worries! Kits, with supplies and instructions, are available for purchase and can be picked up the Monday after the class is held.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year scrappers!

This year, we are making a resolution to make the time to blog!  Last year, we were crazy busy and forgot about the poor little blog <sadface>.  This year, we are going to post more samples, classes, and tips on this blog.  And we might even have a contest (or two), so make sure you stay tuned to this blog for updates!

We've got a couple of awesome classes scheduled this month.  First off, we have Jen's Cricut Seminar... If you received a Cricut from Santa, or just want to know more about the machine, then Jen's class is for you!

Learn everything there is to know about the Cricut with our expert Jen! Learn the basics, create a 2-page layout, 2 cards, glass etching on a mug, vinyl, markers and stamps! Bring Basic Tool Kit and your Cricut to class with you and a notepad to take notes. If you have the "When it's Cold Outside" cartridge, bring it along, but if not, you can borrow the store rental. Glass mug for etching, and all supplies are included!  Saturday, January 21, 10-3pm, $40

And next, we have our cardmaking guru, Alexandra, teaching the wonderful art of Spirelli.  If you have never heard of Spirelli, then prepared to be amazed!  You get such fabulous results using this technique.

Learn to create these five stunningly beautiful cards: two hearts, two medallions and an oval, with Alexandra Kimball. Dies used in class are available to order. Bring Basic Tool Kit to class with you as well as foam tape, scotch tape, glue for crystals, and sharp scissors. Saturday, January 28, 12:30-2:30pm, $25.

If you are interested in signing up for these classes, you can register online at: Class Registration

Happy New Year and Happy Scrappin'!!