Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our BLOG Has a New Look!

If this is your first time to visit our Scrappin' Goodtime blog--Welcome!  If you are a regular Goodtimer, we welcome you too!  You'll notice a few new changes here on the blog.  New background (same header so you know it's us), new tabs and wider post area with BIGGER photos!  All this so you can see our fabulous new products and Designers' projects better and find out more about the Scrappin' Goodtime scrapbook store & retreat.  Along the top under the header, you'll notice a tab for Tutorials.  This is where we will put the links to blog posts and YouTube videos of techniques and how we make some of our projects.  You can use this as a quick reference to find something you saw on the blog and want to try out.  We also have a tab with a link to the store's website and calendar.  Plus tabs for Retreat Center Info, Newsletter Archives and Contact Information.

We hope you'll browse around a bit and leave some comment love on a post or two to let us know you have been here!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Doily Dress Tutorial & Blog Winner

Quite a few of you have seen these sample cards at the store and asked how to make the doily dress, so I've created a quick video with directions. Enjoy!

Thanks to those of you signed up to receive our blog posts via email! The winner of the Ranger Distress Ink Kit is NATASHA WHEELER!  Congratulations Natasha, please call the store (903.641.0855) to claim and make arrangements to pick up your prize.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Giveaway - Subscribe Today!

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!

Giveaway Rules:
1. Look for the "Follow by Email" box at the top left of the blog. Follow our blog by entering your email address, clicking the submit button and following the instructions. (You must respond to the verification email to be added to our email list.)

2. Leave a comment on this blog post letting us know that you've subscribed via email.

3. If you're already subscribed to the blog, leave a comment letting us know how long you've been following us here.

4. Winner will be chosen at random from all comments posted through January 27 and will be announced here on the blog Wednesday, January 28.

5. Winner can pick up prize during next visit to the store/retreat!

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.

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

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