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 http://www.cdwood.com/Classes-s/611.htm 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'!!