Monday, January 31, 2011

"Trim the Tree" Frame-Up Layout Class

Last chance to sign up for my Monday class in Forest Lake, MN. Contact Memories and More to join in the fun at 651-464-3424. If you want the layout but can't make the class, ask for a class kit instead. I'll put together the layout for you and you can pick it up at the store any day after class.

Monday, January 31, 6:00 pm
Using Bo Bunny's "Believe" and "Holiday Magic" papers we will create a fun layout using the frame-up technique.  This fun technique will allow plenty of extra hidden space for journaling and additional photos. As a side note, my 8-year old niece took these photographs. It's fun to showcase her pictures in a special layout.
Recommended picture sizes:  (9) 5"x5", (4) 4"x4"
Tools/Supplies:  tape runner, liquid glue, glue dots, scissors, scoring tool, bone folder
Contact Memories and More to sign up for class at 651-464-3424.  Cost $25.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Delilah Tri-Fold Mini Album Class

Wednesday, January 26, 6:00 pm
Using Bo Bunny's "Delilah" papers we will create a mini album using the tri-fold card technique.  In addition participants in this class will also learn how to make paper roses and ruffles.
Recommended picture sizes:  (3) 5"x3", (4) 4"x4"
 Tools/Supplies:  tape runner, liquid adhesive, scissors, scallop scissors (will have 1 in class to share), 12" paper trimmer, bone folder, scoring tool
When the album is opened fully, it stands on its own and is approximately 3' wide.  Perfect for a shelf or mantelpiece.  
 There is also a cute 2-sided tag that fits in a pocket in the center picture frame.  Perfect for leaving a lovely journaling memento. 
 Even the back of this tri-fold album is decorated, so it could be displayed on a coffee table as well.
Contact Memories and More to sign up for class at 651-464-3424.  Cost $25.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Love Bandit" Squash Book Class at Memories and More Jan 17 6 PM

New class offering at Memories and More in Forest Lake, MN. Monday, January 17 (MLK Day), at 6:00 PM.
We will use Bo Bunny's "Love Bandit" papers to create a fun and flirty squash book. Perfect for a gift or for yourself!
Contact Memories and More at 651-464-3424 to sign up for class. There are a limited number of kits available for this class and it is sure to fill up quickly. Hope to see you there!
Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Let it Snow" Waterfall Layout Class

Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 pm 
We will use Bo Bunny's fabulous new "Midnight Frost" papers and Ranger's fun "liquid pearls" to create a flurry of a waterfall layout for your favorite snowy pictures.
Recommended picture sizes: (2) 5"x7", (12) 4"x3", (2) 4"x6"
Tools/Supplies: tape runner, liquid adhesive, foam tape/pop dots, glue dots, scissors, 12" paper trimmer, bone folder, 12" scoring tool
Contact Memories and More at 651-464-3424 to sign up for class. Cost $30.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pay It Forward ~ for Creative People

I will send a handmade card to the first five (5) people who become Followers of my blog and leave a comment to this post on my blog. HERE'S THE CATCH: They must in turn promise to post this (on Facebook, or their own blog) and send something they make to the first (five) 5 posters on their status update or blog post. The rules are that it must be handmade BY YOU and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fabulous Blog Candy over at Isn't That Sweet!

Check out Lorrinda's post here!

Mojo Monday 172 - Contest

Well, I have finally decided to enter my first online card contest. I frequently stalk a few different challenge blogs, but have not entered any as of yet. Well, here goes:

MOJO172 is the first Mojo Monday Challenge of 2011. I used the sketch to create a birthday card for a very special man, my Dad. His birthday isn't for a few months, so shh, please don't tell! :-)

I rotated the sketch 180 degrees. The background is remaining faux wood planks from my Christmas Card project the other day, I had made two whole 12x12 pages at once, figuring I would want to use them on something else. Want to know how to do the faux wood technique? Go to Tracey Mason's video tutorial here.

The rope and net were ribbon in my stash. The paper is from CTMH's Grace paper pack. I used the D1353 Campin' Fever My Acrylix stamp set to create the images. First I stamped the images onto colonial white cardstock. Then cut them out and distressed all edges with cocoa ink using a foam tool. I used plenty of foam tape for added dimension. Colors used are twilight, honey, olive, and cocoa. I used the any color embossing technique for the words, stamping them first in cocoa ink, then again with Versamark, covered in clear embossing powder, then heated with my craft heater.

The fish was inked first with olive ink, then I rolled the top of the fish in twilight ink and stamped the image. After it dried, I smeared liquid glass over the top with my finger, waited for it to dry, and cut out the fish. After I attached the fish to the card, I covered the body again with liquid glass, leaving the fins just shiny from the previous application. I accidentally heated it with my craft heater, while embossing the words (because that was an afterthought). Well, it kind of bubbled up and looks like scales, so happy accident! It's a new technique "bubbled liquid glass". Who knew?

The fly started with an image from the stamp set. After cutting it out, and threading the eye, I used liquid glass to adhere pieces of the rope ribbon that I had first colored with honey ink.

And of course, what do you get for the sportsman who has everything? A Cabela's gift card. On the inside I created a pocket to hold the gift card.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Would you like to make this bookmark?

Simply host a home gathering during January 2011. The bookmark pictured will be the free make and take that we will create during the gathering. In addition you will earn free product credit, based on your gathering total. Contact me for more information or to schedule your home gathering today and start earning your rewards!

Want to earn free product without having to clean, or have out of town scrappy friends? Online gatherings are available as well.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Christmas Card Layout

Each year the last page in the kids' scrapbooks is our family Christmas card. This layout was created using my 3 favorite techniques that I learned in 2010 - ruffles, rosettes, and faux wood.

To create the ruffles, I cut 2 strips 3" wide, scored it every 1/4", and folded it to create the ruffle.  I attached both 12" lengths together prior to folding.  Then I stitched, using my sewing machine, down the center back and forth a few times.  I find it easier to stitch paper ruffles, than to use adhesive.

I saw the faux barn board technique on Split Coast Stampers a while ago, see their tutorial here.  But my favorite tutorial is from Tracey Mason, you can find her video tutorial here.  I started with a piece of bamboo textured cardstock, swiped it with my white daisy stamp pad, then used an old toothbrush to paint it with cocoa reinker.  After cutting the paper into 1" strips, I used a foam tool to distress the edges with cocoa reinker.  Once the planks were dry, I attached them to a piece of cocoa cardstock at random levels.  I placed the planks all the way across the width, then I used my paper trimmer, to cut off the lengths, then adhered them to the uncovered side of the cocoa cardstock.

To create the ribbon rosette, I stitched along the length of a few feet of cranberry grosgrain ribbon.  Then I pulled one of the threads from each side of the length of ribbon to gather it up.  After I gathered the whole length of ribbon, I hand-stitched it together, placing a stitch each 1/4" or so.  I folded another piece of ribbon back and forth, placing a glue dot in center between each layer.  Then I placed the rosette in the center of the stacked ribbon to create a faux bow and placed a large pearl in the center of the rosette.

I used paper from the Mistletoe paper pack and the brads are from the Mistletoe collection as well.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Stamp of the Month: Find Your Style

Buy the Wings Workshops on the Go kit and mix and match the new products found throughout the pages of the Inspirations Brochure to earn the My Acrylix Find Your Style Stamp of the Month set at a discount or even for FREE!
You can also purchase products from the August/Winter 2010 Idea Book and earn the January Stamp of the Month at a discount or for free. See page 5 of the Inspirations Brochure for more details.

The January Stamp of the Month, Find Your Style, will only be available January 1-31, 2011.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Special Offers and BIG Savings

during January when you purchase the Wings Workshop on the Go kit.

Click here to view the January Inspirations Brochure to see the fabulous specials available only during January 2011!
Create any or all of the projects shown here. This workshop uses the Wings Level 2 paper packet, black mini-medleys, the exclusive My Acrylix Wings Workshop stamp set, and a fun technique using the spray pen. Join in the fun!
Schedule your own workshop and earn great rewards! You invite a few friends. They order their workshop kits ahead of time, for $35 (including tax & shipping). I will bring the kits; as well as tools and stamps to share and we will put together your choice of one the projects pictured here. Hostess rewards will start with all of the kits purchased and will increase with any additional orders. The best part is everyone goes home that day with a completed project and additional fun supplies - enough to create all of these projects simply by adding some cardstock to the kit.
If you would prefer to host a workshop for $12 (including tax & shipping) per person, there is a Level 1 kit available as well. The main difference is the amount of product remaining for additional projects after the initial workshop. A level 1 kit only has enough supplies for two two-page layouts or a handful of cards. Whereas the Workshop on the Go Kit has enough supplies for several projects.
Contact me to schedule your workshop today!