Wednesday, October 21, 2009

AC Moore Expand It Class -- More Pix to the Page

While this could certainly be a two-page layout, I chose two one-page layouts with different themes to demonstrate these techniques. Feel free to coordinate or not. The products I used are listed below. You should select products and stamps that support your own designs and tastes.

I am scheduled to teach this workshop at AC Moore in Dover on Wednesday, November 11 from noon to 2 P.M. We will be using some of the following techniques:

  • Booklet Design and Construction
  • Paper Folding
  • Masking/Stenciling
  • Chalking

Layout Materials
To Fly Is To Serve:

  • 3 pieces of cardstock – 2 patterned and one neutral (white or cream)
  • Coordinating ribbon

First Home:

  • 3 pieces of cardstock
  • Country Fair by American Crafts (house print on one side, solid color on the other.
  • Bark PPR 9012
  • Sun Yellow PPR 9081

Photo Suggestions
To Fly Is To Serve

  • 4” x 6” (1)
  • 4” x 5” (1)
  • 4” x 2.75 (5)
  • 1.75” x 2.75” (1) (Optional)
  • 2.75” x 2.75” (1) (Optional)

First Home

  • 3” x 3” (5)


  • Stazon Teal Blue Solvent Ink
  • Colorbox Pigment Ink, Chestnut
  • Glue Dots Pop Up Dots
  • Adhesive of choice
  • Archival Fine-tip pen
  • Stamp & Stencils
  • Heidi Grace Everyday Alpha Clear
  • Inkadinkado 9773 Curly Q Alphabet
  • Tim Holtz Mask: Timeworks


  • 12x12 cutter
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stamping blocks

AC Moore's Beginner's 1 Workshop

I'm really excited about teaching these scrapbooking classes at AC Moore's. Beginners' Classes are scheduled at AC Moore's in Dover, Delaware. Participants have their choice of Tuesday, November 10 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. or Wednesday, November 18 from noon to 2 P.M.

In this class, I'll be focusing on layout (working from a template), page design/photo placement, titling and journaling. I'm putting together the part 2 workshop now which will touch on embellishments, bling and die cuts.

While I used the following supplies, participants can select papers and color schemes that reflect their project needs. We will, however, be using the above layout. Participants will receive a complete set of instructions at the class.

Layout Materials

  • 12" x 12" Base Cardstock (2) I used chestnut brown from the Starter Palette Cardstock Paper by Nichol
  • 12” x 12” Plain Cardstock (1) I used and ochre sheet from Starter Palette Cardstock Paper by Nichol
  • 12” x 12” Print Paper (2) I used two sheets from Bloom and Grow by My Mind’s Eye

Photo Suggestions

  • 4” x 6” (2)
  • 2” x 2” (9)
  • 4” x 4”
  • 6” x 4” (2)


  • Inkssentials Glossy Accent
  • Brads, color coordinated with paper
  • Adhesive of choice. I believe AC Moore carries Tombows and Dittos -- either will do.


  • 1” x 5” title: I used a cardstock sticker from the Fresh Paisley Collection by Fashion Folio
  • 4"x4" Cardstock for Journaling (I actually used a 6” x 4” vellum with my journaling typed on the piece)


  • 12" x 12" cutter
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Self-healing cutting mat

Sunday, October 11, 2009

AC Moore Background Papers Class

These are samples of a two-page spread featuring hand stamped background papers. In this project's case, I used four pieces of white cardstock to create this layout. I'll be teaching this project at AC Moore's in Dover on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from noon to 2 P.M.

We will be using some of the following techniques:
  • Random Stamping
  • Faux Suede
  • Generational Stamping
  • Masking
  • Chalking
  • Pouncing

Layout Materials:

  • 12 x 12 White Cardstock (4 sheets)

Photo Suggestions:

  • 4” x 6” (3)
  • 2. 6” x 4” (1)


  • Inkssentials Glossy Accent
  • Color Box Classic Pigment Ink 0813 Provence*
  • Color Box Classic Pigment Ink 08001 Pinwheel*
  • Approximately 2 yards of coordinating ribbon
  • Pop dots
  • Scotch Tape
  • Craft sponge, cut in quarters.
  • Stamp scrubber

Stamp Sets:

  • Hamptons Craft Affair SC0155 Owl Garden**
  • Hamptons Craft Affair SC0151 Easy ABC
  • Inkadinkado 97626 Patterned Bugs**
  • Stampology Clear Stamps Katie Pertiet – Journaling**


  • 12x12 cutter
  • EK Success 3-inch scalloped circle punch or a plain circle punch.
  • EK Success 2-inch scalloped circle punch
  • EK Success corner rounder

    * NOTE: This reflects the color scheme I used; you may certainly select your own. Plan on a three or five-color palate with a corresponding brown for chalking/edging.

    ** NOTE: These are the stamp sets I used. Should you decide to use different stamps, make sure you have a variety of small pieces for background, and larger complementary design and that one of your stamp sets has a tree that measures at least three inches tall.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Great American Scrapbooking Convention

I am so totally excited! Yes I am. I have just uncovered evidence that the Great American Scrapbooking Convention will be in Chantilly, Virginia on June 25-26, 2010! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I'm so excited!

When Opportunity Knocks

I am totally excited about being offered an opportunity to teach at AC Moore's in Dover. I briefly mentioned the opportunity in my CTMH newsletter, but here are a few more details. I will be teaching the following workshops in November and December:

* Creating Background Papers (Wednesday, November 4 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) -- workshop fee is $20.
* Scrapbooking for Beginners, Part 1 (Tuesday, November 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. or Wednesday, November 18 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) -- workshop fee is $15.
* Scrapbooking for Beginners, Part 2 (Tuesday, December 8 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. or Wednesday, December 16, from 12 p.m - 2 p.m.) -- workshop fee is $15.
* More Pictures on the Page: Creating Add-Ons for photos and and journaling (Wednesday, November 11 from 12 p.m - 2 - p.m. or Tuesday, November 17 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) -- workshop fee is $20.

I'm working on the workshop details now and will be posting them, with photos, the week of October 19th or sooner.