Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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This year the Scrappin' Goodtime Design Team will be sharing inspiration, tutorials, class details, product picks, and much more right here on the Scrappin' Goodtime blog. You can subscribe to this blog by email and have each post delivered right to your inbox. As an added bonus, we're having a special giveaway open only to those who subscribe by email (or are already subscribers) before next Wednesday, January 28.

Look what we're giving away - a Ranger Distress Ink Kit including four mini ink pads and two mini blending tools with four foam pads!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Candy Cane Mini Album Class Followup

Hello Goodtime Scrappers!  This is my first post as a Designer for Scrappin' Goodtime!  My name is Sandy (don't worry about my last name--it's hard to pronounce and to spell!).  I live in Weatherford, Texas and love to design mini albums and other fun crafty things!  I'm married (we'll be counting 39 years in June) to my biggest crafting fan, mom to 3 great children and Nana to 5 totally amazing grandchildren.  I have way too many cats to name that I consider my "kids" and I'm Nana to a really sweet chocolate lab, Ava. (Ava doesn't know she's a dog so please don't tell her.)   I started scrapbooking way back in the 90s and somehow got all my photos in scrapbook albums before turning my love to paper crafting--handcrafted cards, mini albums and other projects. I've been known to dabble a bit in mixed media, so while not an expert, if that is something you've been thinking about doing, I might be able to tell you what not to do. Ha, ha.

Saturday I taught my first class at Scrappin' Good time and had so much fun!  What a wonderful group of ladies! I love how everyone's mini Candy Cane Paper Bag album turned out!  If you missed out on this class, there are a few of the kits for sale at the store and I will be typing up the instructions this week and if you purchase a kit, you will be emailed the pdf file of the instructions.  Thank you to the ladies who took my class, you will be emailed the instructions later this week so you can make another cute album for any occasion!  I hope to see you all again real soon!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Authentique's Faith Collection

I was so excited when I saw Authentique's new Faith collection - papers, cardstock stickers, paper die cuts - because I like to scrapbook about my faith and the activities and ministries I'm involved in as I serve the Lord. In fact, I have a scrapbook album, which I titled My Faith Walk, devoted entirely to these types of layouts. The neutral color and subtle patterns in the Faith collection worked perfectly for a layout showcasing photos of me leading a retreat a couple of years ago. (Note - click on the layout to see a larger version.)

I really like the variety of stickers and die cuts that helped enhance the theme of the layout and worked perfectly in embellishment clusters with some Bo Bunny Petals.

Do you scrapbook about your faith? Please share in the comments how/what you've included about your faith walk in your scrapbooks.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mini Candy Cane Album

No, we haven’t lost our minds!  Yes, it is AFTER Christmas, but we’re going to make a really cute mini-album for your 2014 Christmas photos OR get a jump start on the 2015 season!  This 6 ½” wide by 5 ½” tall mini-album has pages made from the Pebbles Candy Cane paper bags!  You’ll create the album cover from chipboard and Pebbles Home for Christmas papers, then you’ll add the paper bag pages and pockets.  We’ll even decorate it with Pebbles papers, stickers and an assortment of buttons, charms and paper clips.  Embellishments {charms & buttons} may vary from those shown in the sample.  Sample album is available for viewing at the store.
Reserve your spot NOW so we can make sure we have enough materials/kits for everyone!
You will need to bring the following tools/supplies to class:
 Paper Trimmer { for 12" papers}
  • Scissors
  • 12" ruler
  • Bone Folder
  • Wet Glue such as Scotch Quick Dry
  • Scor-tape or Miracle Tape {1/4"}
  • Tape Runner
  • Glossy Accents or 3D Crystal Lacquer
Other Tools  If you don't have the following tools you can use the instructor's.
  • Stub Corner Chomper
  • Corner Rounder Chomper { 1/4" & 1/2" OR 1/8" & 3/8"}
  • Score Board

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Remembering Christmas In July

As I was mailing out my Christmas cards a few days ago, I couldn't help but remember the FUN I had teaching those Chistmas Cards with a Texas Twist classes back in July.

Of course, I had to use those FUN stamps from Deadbeat Designs on a layout about the classes. I even had a few scraps of the Texas patterned paper leftover that I used as embellishments.

I really enjoyed meeting a great bunch of card makers and scrapbookers. We shared quite a few tips for card making along with lots of laughter and FUN!

In fact, I had so much FUN that I'm currently working on some new classes for 2015! (More information coming soon!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Five Ways To Use Paper Doilies On Cards

Have y'all seen the display of Doodlebug paper doilies in the store? There are a ton of ways these doilies can be used on cards, and today I'm sharing five of them.

Photo: ENABLER ALERT!!!!! Bright colored Doilies from Doodlebug....yep you'll want ALL of these too! Solids and Polka cute! 

1. Use the whole doily as a background for your sentiment.

2. Use a partial doily along the edge of one side of the card.

3. Use half the doily along a dividing line.
4. Layer multiple doilies for lots of dimension.

5. Create dress embellishments with the doilies. (I so wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually found a wonderful tutorial HERE and just had to try it out!)

I used the same basic technique with one of the colored doilies but had to cut and layer the skirt pieces rather than simply folding the doily.

Next time I'm at the store, I'll definitely be adding more of these doilies to my stash! Have you tried them yet? What's your favorite way to use them?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Memories Map Papers

Scrapbook Customs released 13 different country/continent papers that are really nice! The flip side of each has a different coordinating print that will work well with ALL of the other papers. These are not only perfect backdrops for your pictures, but make beautiful introductory cover pages and would work well for school projects! They could also be used (along with the geotag stickers) to mark all the stops made on a summer road trip!

One of our favorite destinations is Banff, Alberta, Canada, and I knew the new Canada Memories Map  paper would be perfect to highlight a photo looking down the main street toward Cascade Mountain.

I added a geotag sticker from one of the Scrapbook Customs travel sticker sheets to mark the location of Banff on the map and included several other stickers from that sheet to complete the layout.

What is your favorite travel destination? Have you created a layout about it?