Saturday, May 26, 2018

Spellbinders Educator Class - Layered Foliage Exclusive Die Set

I am excited to share with you today a class we are having at Scrapbook Essential BC using the exclusive die Layered Foliage!

WHEN: Saturday, July 14th
TIME: 10:00 - 2:00
COST: $38 + GST (includes the exclusive die only available through retailers valued at $20)

Contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

We are really doing something different for this Spellbinders Educator class. Not only will you be able to get an exclusive layering die set, but we are going to learn a little about working with the beautiful NUVO Mousse as well. You may have seen them in Stacey's store. Because of the details involved in this class we will only be making one larger card. We will be layering die cuts to create some beautiful die cut pieces. You are going to enjoy all the possibilities with both this beautiful layered die set and the versatile Mousse.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: die cutting machine and plates, tool-in-one, wax paper (in case you need it), scissors, non-stick craft mat, 1/2" or 3/8" washi tape that you are not crazy about (will be wasted), a NUVO Double Sided Brush (or a stencil brush will work if you have one), a 6" ruler (12" is fine if that is all you have), hand wipes, liquid glue (fine tip or a few tooth picks), mini-glue dots, double sided adhesive, & NUVO Crystals Drops-Periwinkle. If you have your own NUVO Mousse Powder Blue and a palette knife, please bring them to class (there will be some there if you do not wish to purchase your own)

Let's have a closer look at this card. First the side view to see the layers of the card.

These next two close ups focus on the NUVO Powder Blue Mousse applied to the card base edge, the frame of the sentiment, and the stripes on the background. Love that penalized or metallic look.

Here is a closer look at how I layered the die cuts. Some were used with out layering and others where only two layers where used rather than three.

I am so looking forward to teaching this class, because of the new product we will be playing with. Both the dies and Mousse.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Not For A Class! Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Birthday Cards

It's not often when I can post something that I have made, that is not for a class! Today I am posting two cards that I quickly threw together with leftover pieces I had fussy cut for a class and were waiting for me to use them. And it is from one of my favourite G45 collections! Floral Shoppe!

I made two cards as in mid June my two sisters will have their birthday. They are twins and have their birthday on my Dad's birthday! So three on one day! Let's have a look shall we.

As you can see, with the fussy cutting having already been done, these cards came together real quick. This first one has the exact same image popped up over the identical image on the paper under it.

Just love this purple blue floral.

Did you notice how the lines match on the popped up piece over the background base?

I know that my sisters will love these cards, and I am grateful that I had leftover fussy cutting that enabled me to put these together quickly so I can mail them off soon, as June is fast upon us.

Thank you so much for stopping by to have a peek. Hope you are inspired in some way.

Happy creating!

Monday, May 21, 2018

MISTI Class With Altenew "Majestic Bloom"

I love stamping with Altenew layered stamps. One of my favourites, and on my wish list for a very long time has been this beautiful "Majestic Bloom" set. I look forward to making more cards for my own personal use and ideas when I can. In the meantime these are the two cards we will be doing in our June MISTI Layered Stamping class.

MISTI & Altnew Majestic Bloom Class
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30
COST: $42 + GST (includes the $28.95 stamp set)
Contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot
Hello MISTI Layer stamping friends! I am so excited to share with you the card samples for this class! I have wanted to get this stamp set for a while, and hope that you will love it as much as I do. In this class we will once again explore stamping with colours that are not traditional, and we will also learn how to stamp on coloured card stock using a white ink before adding colours. Stamping on coloured card stock can be a lot of fun.
PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Completed cards (or photos) from last class, MISTI or Stamping Platform, scissors, heat tool, stamp cleaner, wipes for your hands, VersaMark pad, Embossing Buddy or antistatic tool, white embossing powder, scrap paper, Platinum Liquid Pearls or Nuvo Metallic Silver Lining drops. INK PADS - Memento Colours - London Fog & Gray Flannel, Pear Tart, Rose Bud & Lilac Posies; TH Distress colours - Shabby Shutters & Crushed Olive, Weathered Wood & Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick; Altenew colours - Silver Stone & Industrial Diamond, Rose Bud & Razzelberry, & Bamboo & Olive. If you have other ink pads, just make you best guess with the colours you see in the photos.

This first card we will be stamping mostly in gray tones except for one of the blooms. This one can be fussy cut or die cut out and popped up to make it stand out more in colour and dimensionally, as well.

The side view shows the bloom and sentiment strip popped up.

For this pink card we will learn how to stamp onto coloured cardstock. (You can see in the photo how my antistatic powder did not work too well this time round) I love stamping colour on colour!

Closer look at the sentiment. It was double heat embossed to make the sentiment pop out just a bit more.

Now this next card is not a card that we will make in class, but one that I will show in class. It is an example of what you can do using jus the leaves in this set, and using non-traditional colours for the leaves. I was upset about finding these spurts of water on this card after taking the photos. I guess I did it when I washed my hands...

So that is it for today. Hope that I get to see you in our class. We will have fun stamping and getting our fingers all inky.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Shabby Chic Classes Are Back! - 49th & Market "Tattered Garden"

Shabby Chic Card Classes are BACK!!!
When: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 9:30 - 12:00
Cost: $30 + GST
Langford Legion Hall
Contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

To all the Shabby Chic card lovers! We are offering a class held at the June 16th Crop! These classes will fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your spot.
We will be distressing paper as per usual, using a little ceramic stucco mixed with one of the new Nuvo Mousses, also using the mousse to colour the metal embellishments, rolling tubes and spirals, and doing some fussy cutting homework. 

If you love the gorgeous paper, it is 49th & Market's "Tattered Garden" collection.

Your homework will be ready for pick up by the evening of June 7th.
Looking forward to seeing you in class!

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Paper trimmer, scissors, non-stick mat, pallet knife, water mister, heat tool, a floral or leafy stencil, tweezers, double sided adhesive tape, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, Glossy Accents, white 3D foam squares or tape, paper distresser, a larger dry paint brush or the Nuvo brushes & wipes. OPTIONAL - Nuvo Mousse Lilac Lavender

Let's have a closer look at the cards...

I really like how this one turned out. It is way too think to send in an envelope, so this will have to be a card that you create a special box for and give in person to the recipient. Might even be a great wedding card...

Hope that you have enjoyed these two cards, and I look forward to having our Shabby Chic classes again.

See you there, and happy creating!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May Week 4 (Week 21) Bullet Journal Set Up

Time for another week in my Bujo! Yes, the same layout, but once again a different colour. I did not have a good purple marker to coordinate better with the washi tape, but used the best match I had. I am wondering if I can do a week layout in just black? I might have to try that some time.

I love the washi tape with the days of the week written out. I have this one in fine black with boxes drawn around them with a hatched shadow, and the one I used seen last week, in gold lettering.

One thing I am learning is that I can get away with just half a page of daily journaling. There are days when I wish I had more space to write more, but I think if I left the daily journaling area blank, I could have days with 1/2 page or less, and then have room for days where I would want to write more. For me, that is hard, because I like to plan ahead with space so that I can start the next month layout as soon as I can, as I work on it a little at a time as the month goes along. I will figure it out yet.

As I mentioned that I like to work a little each day on the next month's layout, I will tell you that I am trying a new weekly spread to see how it will work for me. Just wanting to share something different with you for June so that you do not get bored.

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy creating!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Another Card Kit! - Vintage - Authentique "Homestead"

This card kit is a little more involved that the last few, and involves inking the edges of all the card pieces. It has a lovely vintage look and reminds one of the days spent with Grandma in her kitchen. I guess that is why the paper is titled "Homestead".

8 Authentique Homestead Cards
$30 + GST (+ shipping if shipped/mailed out of town)
A full set of step by step instructions will be e-mailed to you after you purchase your kit. 

Contact Stacey at  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your kit.

Hope that you will order your kit from Scrapbook Essentials BC and enjoy your time creating them. These may even give you some inspiration to create your own version of these cards.

Happy creating!