Friday, March 20, 2015

Loopy Bows and Hug Snug Ribbon!

Hello Goodtimers! Sandy here to share about "Hug Snug" Seam Binding Ribbon and how to make a "Loopy" bow!  Hug Snug is the most beautiful and wonderful ribbon to make bows for your layouts, mini albums, cards etc.  I absolutely love it and Susie has it in stock at the store for just 25 cents a yard!  Yes! You'll want it in every color!  But if she doesn't have the color you can alter it quite easily with some color sprays or distress inks.  You just need to start off with either white or light cream colored Hug Snug Ribbon.  Spritz it or color it and let it air dry or dry with your Tim Holtz heat gun.  Super easy!

This ribbon is also wonderful for tying simple bows.  You don't have to worry about front or back. Just tie a bow like you normally do. Beautiful.  I like "Loopy" bows for some of my projects.  These are bows that have 4 or more loops.  I made a YouTube video for my own blog sharing how I tie my loopy bows and thought I'd share it here too for you Goodtimer crafty peeps!

If you want to watch this in a bigger format, just click on the words "YouTube" in the lower right hand corner of the video screen below.

Here's a card I made recently using the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper and some lovely purple Hug Snug Ribbon. (I made the bow).

It's Friday and I'm  happy to see the weekend arrive.  I have crafting plans and things to make in my craft room.  How about you? What are your plans for this first and possibly rainy weekend of Spring?

Happy Crafting,
Sandy, Scrappin' Goodtime Designer
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P.S. The Magical Designing Weekend is NEXT weekend March 26-29th. Have you signed up yet? It's going to be a fun weekend at the store/retreat creating all things magical!  Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hope & A Future - Mixed Media Scripture Class

Join me on April 10th for a two hour class merging art and faith. We’ll explore Jeremiah 29:11 and create a mixed media canvas that will serve as a reminder of God’s promise in this scripture. In addition, I'll be sharing how this scripture has had a huge impact on my life and faith.

We’ll incorporate patterned papers, cardstock, doilies, zipper ribbon, pearl brads, glitter tape, an assortment of flowers, and scripture word art that I created on a 12” x 8” canvas. You’ll also get a chance to try out the Wink of Stella pen to add extra sparkle to your flowers and/or canvas! Call the store today to reserve your spot! (903.641.0855)
Hope & A Future
Mixed Media Scripture Canvas

Friday, April 10
 Basic tool kit (paper cutter, scissors, adhesive, glue dots) needed to complete class.
Brown chalking ink & pop dots optional. [Canvas designs may vary slightly from sample shown.]

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces

Monday, March 16, 2015

Don't Miss Out on the Magic!

It will be here soon and if you haven't signed up yet, there's still a few open spots!  Check out the info below and call now if you want to reserve a spot!

Magical Design Weekend
March 26th-29th
Thursday to Sunday
$225.00 Retreat stay price.
Limited Seating to 12
Sign up early!
Call to Sign Up: 903-641-0855
We will be making all that's Magical!
Whether you have been to Disney or planning a trip, this will be a great package.
$225 price includes:
4 day/3 night stay (regular price $135.00)
Fee Includes These Three Classes:
Mickey's Magical Camera Box and FOUR Mini Albums ($75.00)
by Sandy Trefger
Magical Memorabilia Shadow Box ($25.00)
By Jill Cornelius
Disney Language Tags, Postcard, and Passport ($15.00)
By Linda Pittman
PLUS T-shirt, lunch on Saturday and snacks (priceless)
There are still some rooms available, so call now to reserve your spot. When you call please give me your t-shirt size. 

If you can not attend the retreat, you can take one or all three of the classes. Listed below are the times for each.
Mickey's Magical Camera Box and Mini Albums ($75.00)
2 day class (8 hours)
Friday, 6- 10 pm - Saturday, 10-3 pm
(We will take a 30 minute break for lunch)
Magical Memorabilia Shadow Box ($25.00)
Friday, 2-5 pm
Saturday, 5-8 pm
Disney Language Tags, Postcard, and Passport ($15.00)
Thursday 5-7 pm
Friday 10-noon
Supplies need for classes: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler, Pen or Pencil, Scor-Tape 1/4" and 1/2", Scotch Quick Dry Glue, ATG Gun or Tape Runner, Foam Squares, Black Soot Distress Ink and Foam Applicator, Bone Folder, Crop-a-dile Stub Corner Chomper (optional), Tiny Attacher Stapler, Brad Piercer Tool and small foam mat, Sanding Tool (optional)
All of the above supplies can be purchased at the store if you are missing any.
** Kits are available on all the classes if you cannot attend.
Happy Crafting,
Scrappin' Goodtime Designer, Sandy Trefger

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happiness is Homemade Clear Scraps Clipboard

Clipboards were originally designed as a portable writing surface with a clip at the top of the board to hold papers. These handy tools are useful in so many ways and have evolved over the years to include different sizes and styles and colors. And now Clear Scraps has an entire line of clear clipboards in various shapes and sizes perfect for altering for various uses or simply as a beautiful home decor piece.

I used 4x6 and 3x4 cards from the Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home collection to decorate this 6 1/2" x 9" scalloped clipboad that can be used to hold a recipe card while you're cooking and is pretty enough to leave out all the time.

For the clip, I added a couple of strips of ribbon and several red and yellow rolled roses from Queen & Company. These fun DIY flowers are easy to roll and come with two large and two small in a package with four leaves and pop dots included.

There's a variety of clipboards available at the store and lots of Queen & Company products being added to the color wall as they arrive. The Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home collection including papers, ephemera cards, tags and pockets is also available.

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's All About Graphic 45!

Hello Goodtimers! Sandy here to showcase a few Graphic 45 paper collections.  I am in love with this new paper collection (shown above)  from Graphic 45--Home Sweet Home!  This glorious collection has bold colors and beautiful images.  It's perfect for gardeners, cooks, farmers, quilters and more!  I currently have this set on my workdesk in my craft room and hope to start working on a project for the store in the next few days or this weekend!  I just can't decide--recipe book/album or recipe box?  Decisions, decisions.  This collection with all the extras are in stock at Scrappin Goodtime now. So be sure you stop by the store and buy enough for your next Graphic 45 project even if you aren't ready to create with it just yet.  These types of collections often sell out fast and become hard to find!

Another collection (shown above) that is at the store is the ABC Primer Deluxe.  This collection has been re-introduced by Graphic 45 so if you missed out on it when it first came out, now is your chance to add it to your paper stash!  This collection has very rich colors and vintage school images! Perfect for a school album, for cards, tags---anything you can imagine!

Scrappin' Goodtime also has the Time to Celebrate collection at the store (shown above).  Graphic 45 introduced this gorgeous paper for their 45th collection and designed it to honor the special moments in life--birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations.  You can use this stunning collection to celebrate all of your precious moments.  I used this collection to create the mini album below to showcase several different occasions in 2015. 

This is created from the  Time to Celebrate 12x12 papers and the Graphic 45 December 2014 Project sheet for their January blog challenge.  I tweaked it a tiny bit to use some of the supplies that I had on hand such as the Tim Holtz metal piece on the front and the tags.  I also added extra embellishments from the Graphic 45 stickers and chipboard package for this collection.  This was really fun to create and the project sheet that you can download from Graphic 45 was super easy to follow.  This mini album is on display at the store if you'd like a closer look.

If you love Graphic 45 as much as I do, you'll want to contact the store for more info on the Graphic 45 Monthly Cards and Tags Class starting Saturday, March 21st.  These classes will be taught by Rachael and each month the class kit will include supplies and directions for 2 cards and 2 tags using the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish calendar collection.  Using this beautiful line, you will learn new techniques and use fabulous embellishments from the Graphic 45 Staples line. Time to Flourish has stunning botanical patterns with a rich color palette that reflects all four seasons. Below is a sneak peek of the beautiful March papers you will be creating with at the first class.

Looking at all these beautiful papers makes me hope that Spring will soon be here!

Happy Crafting!

~Sandy, Scrappin' Goodtime Designer

Monday, March 9, 2015

Authentique's Durable Collection

Have y'all seen all the new Authentique papers in the store? The display spinner is full of individual sheets and paper pads!

I especially like these paper pads with 24 sheets of doubled-sided patterned papers because they offer coordinating colors and designs, yet they can be used with a variety of photos. The Durable Collection is a perfect example. This collection has a masculine feel with colors ranging from blues to browns to grays and reds. I recently created several layouts with this paper line.

The first page I created includes lots of paper layers and distressed edges (and was inspired by a sample layout I saw at the Authentique booth at Scrapbook Expo last month). I also used several of the 3x4 journaling cards tucked into the layers.

My favorite feature is the brick wall paper. The sample layout I saw used this technique of cutting out a piece of the brick wall as a background for a photo, and I knew I wanted to try it. I think it's a perfect backdrop for these photos of my Daddy's Cub Scout Den back in the 50s. (Daddy's the short one in the middle with the silly grin!)

Then I pulled some more recent photos from our trip to the Chickamauga Battlefield. (I was delighted to discover that the cannon as well as all the shirts in these photos coordinate perfectly with the brown, and blue, and green papers!)

I used several 3x4 journaling cards on this layout as well - the lined piece with journaling and the arrows were created by trimming some of the cards.

And finally I completed a layout using a variety of the gray papers to create a completely different look. (You can see the full layout and read more about it on my blog HERE.)

Next time you stop by the store, be sure to check out the Authentique paper pads and journaling cards. You can also see these layouts on display there!

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wall of Color

I enjoy trying new products and techniques in my scrapbooking, however I primarily scrap by color. Once I choose the photos and/or story I want to scrap, I then decide which color(s) I'm going to use. I pull out papers and embellishments in the chosen colors and set to work. So, I was thrilled when Susie agreed to create a wall of color in the store! She started by moving the smaller color section from the back of the store, then began adding in other papers and embellishments.

 We arranged everything in rainbow order and this new Wall of Color totally makes me smile.

More products will be added as they arrive now that the west coast strike is over. This wall will be full end to end when it's completed! And we're adding monochromatic layouts above each section to inspire you in your scrapping!

Here's a look at the yellow layout I created when I was at the store Friday.

What do you think about the new Wall of Color?

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces

Friday, March 6, 2015

Look at What's New at the Store!

These fabulous collections from Kaisercraft are in the store now!  Furry Friends (above) and All That Glitters (below).

Plus the On Stage Collection (below),  I see so many fun project and layout possibilities with these!!

Do you love Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks?  Look at this lineup of mini ink pads! Every color you could imagine!  Forty-eight to be exact and you know you need one or two or all of these!  What is your favorite ink color?  I think Susie may just have it!!  $2.99/each

This is exciting for you Ennis Goodtimers!  New custom paper and stickers for the Ennis State Champions!

And for you Graphic 45 fans....two new collections, Home Sweet Home and the ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition! 

And more goodness for you Graphic 45 lovers!!

Introducing a Monthly Cards and Tags Class!
First Class Saturday, March 21
10 am at the store

We are so excited to bring you this monthly class! Graphic 45 has designed a fabulous series for 2015 and we're bringing it to YOU, Goodtimers! Each month the class kit will include supplies and directions for 2 cards and 2 tags using the G45 Time to Flourish calendar collection. Using this beautiful new line, you will learn new techniques and use some fabulous embellishments from the Graphic 45 Staples line.This line of paper, with it's beautiful blossoms year long, has stunning botanical patterns with a rich color palette reflecting the four seasons.

Each month will showcase the season in color and theme. Each class will provide you with enough cards and tags to last a LONG time (if you can bear to part with them)!
Sign up today, you won't want to miss this!

Wow! That's a lot of new stuff that was originally announced on Scrappin' Goodtime's Facebook page.  If you haven't liked the page yet, we'd love for you to click over there now and be sure to click LIKE.  That way you'll see new stuff as soon as it's posted on Facebook and be sure to sign up to receive the newsletter for even more up to date info!

Have a great weekend and we'd love to see you at the store!

{Posted by Design Team Member Sandy Trefger}