Monday, December 16, 2013

Ellen Hutson 12 Feminine Tags of Christmas - Day 10

i used the blue, green and purple gelatos and could just not get it as vivid
as she did, but it is still fun!

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags Challenge - inspired by Day 3

loosely adapted - did the background technique the way Rhonda did though - love it!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Tim Holtz Tags

Same die, different colorway - loved the film, but love the brushed pewter paint too!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November Tim Holtz Tag Challenge

Several days early - haha - my November tag and Christmas version - which is quite cute if I say so myself!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cheery Christmas Card Class

Saturday, November 30th


Scrapbooks Too, Bloomington, MN 

Please bring to class:  Scissors, Craft Mat, Craft Pick, Adhesive including lots of pop dots, and white stickles  (any of these will work:  diamond, crystal, frosted lace) and if you don't want your hands blue at the end of class I recommend bringing latex gloves - my hands are still blue from Friday night!

Class is $25 and you can register on Tuesday at 952-884-0885!

Vintage Card Class

Saturday, November 30th 


Scrapbooks Too, Bloomington, MN


The cards feature (mostly) traditional Christmas colors, Tim Hotlz dies and stamps and a few fun techniques.  You will need to bring scissors, adhesive including pop dots, craft mat, craft pick, edge distresses, your favorite brown distress ink and blending tool (I used vintage photo).  If you have them, the following items would also be good to bring: the pink crop-a-dial if you own it, a white uniball pen, a fine tip watercolor brush and these distress markers:  festive berries, pumice stone, pine needles, mowed lawn, peeled paint or shabby shutters or any other green distress markers you own, and mustard seed.  Class is $25.

Call the store on Tuesday to reserve your spot - 952-884-0885!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Alcohol Ink Card Class!!

Saturday, November 30th 10:00-Noon

Scrapbooks, Too in Bloomington, MN


5 cards for $25 - payable to Nonnie C.

Please bring a craft mat, scissors, adhesive including pop dots, whatever
 you use to put on gems, a craft pick and a heat gun if you own one!

And look for another post quite soon with pictures from a vintage card class from 12:30-2:30 that same day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Page classes - October and August

Finally catching up!  Teaching both October and August this Saturday, October 26th at SB2!  Hope to see you there!

October page - just for the record, that's my boy in 1982.  A mighty fine duck he was!  Diapers made him waddle when he walked.  And he had the quack down thanks to his Grandpa Bill..

August page - featuring my grandfather at the top of the picture in 1900.   Could work for heritage, page about a husband, uncle, son, all kinds of things....I like the kraft and black combo....doing lots of that lately!

Tim's tags - October

The Halloween is cute, but I love the Christmas one I made!  A fine addition to the Christmas tag collection.  Actually, I love the background on the Halloween tag so much i recreated it for some Halloween cards so that is a good thing.

Monday, September 30, 2013

tim's tags - september

Actually added a little blue bling to the christmas one after the photo was taken - it needed a little pick me up and that did the trick!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

tim's tags august challenge

inspired by the travel theme - did a little masking - loosely going on the "inspired by..." theme -
besides, my husband, Bob loves trains...he can have this one on his desk...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tim's July Tag Challenge

Whew, talk about cutting it close!!  For the second month in a row, I LOVE the background technique.  It was actually good to make a little art tonight.  First time all month.  For those of you who know what has been going on in my life, you will understand....

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tim Holtz June Tag Challenge

I actually love the backgrounds on these tags as much as the watercolor work...go figure....

Friday, May 31, 2013

May Page Class

Class already happened, but some of you wanted to see the page to finish your other section it is!

May Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013!

The Christmas version turned out pretty well...just didn't have any Christmas rubons to use....those would be nice!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Tag and Page Class

Saturday, April 27th 

Scrapbooks, Too in Bloomington

Tag Class 10:30-12:30
Page Class 1:00-2:30

Page Class - for the record - my beloved Great Aunt Flo!

Tag Class!

Please bring to class:  craft mat, heat gun, scissors, edge distresser, brown distress ink (walnut stain, vintage photo or brushed corduroy) and blending tool, old cloth rag (which will get destroyed), adhesive including pop dots, and craft pick.  If you own any of these, you might want to bring the following:  Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Evergreen, Broken China or any blue; Distress Paints in Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass, Spritz Water Bottle, Mini Stapler, Extra #8 Tags and gloves if you don’t want your fingers covered in paint. 

For the page class, in addition to the supplies listed above, please bring a personal paper trimmer, your photo and a stamp with a quote you love for that picture – I’ll bring a few but you might have the perfect one in your stash!

I did use a 5" x 7" vertical photo for the page.  A person, a favorite place, any number of things would work.  You will need to take the tag class first if you would like to take the page class - it is a complicated technique and you will learn it in the first class - not really time to teach it in the shorter page class!  Each class is $20.

April Tag for TH April Tag Challenge

Finally, my paints arrived - it took only 22 tags to get it figured out - use lots and lots and lots of paint - and you will get some gorgeous tags!  The Christmas version is a little hard to see, but I used a holly and pine bough stamp in the background and used the Tim poinsettia die and folder to make the flower.  I used tag cardstock and rubbed the copper paint over the embossing to highlight the flowers.  Hard to photograph it with the glitter ribbon!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

An alcohol ink Tattered Floral....all in peri right through eggplant....stamped with Jet Black Archival.....and a ticket stamped with a favorite saying....didn't photograph too well, but it is beautiful in person....I think it is the metal background reflecting in the camera....of well...I am entered!  Happy St. Patrick's Day all!

March Tim Holtz Tag Entry

My take on the March my Christmas version...which actually looks better in person than in the photo...not sure why....oh get the idea!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Tags and Page Classes

March Tag Class
Saturday, March 23rd, 10-Noon
Make Tim's March Easter Tag and a cute Christmas tag too!  We'll play with the new Distress paints and the tinsel - as well as a little alcohol ink - can you spot it in the picture?   Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft mat, sanding block, and adhesive.   Only a few spots left!!

January Page Class
Saturday, March 23rd 2:15-4:00
Yep, the Janaury Page - and the March page too - see below!!

We'll play with Dylusions sprays, Distress inks, and lots of Idea-ology!  Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft pick, craft mat, sanding block, distresser, heat gun and adhesive (including lots of pop dots).   If you would like to add your photos in class, I used a 5" x 7" main photo and a 4" x 2" complementary photo.  If you have the following things, please bring them along:  distress inks in iced spruce, stormy sky or broken china, rusty hinge, distress stains - the metallics and Tim Holtz mini stapler. 

Distress March Page
Saturday, March 23rd 12:30-2:00 pm
This page is based on Tim's March Easter tag!!  We will play with the new Distress paints as well as Dylusions sprays.   Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft pic, craft mat, heat gun and adhesive.  Think bunnies, little metal flowers, sprayed get the idea....doesn't sound too grungy, but it 's fun!  If you have a distress ink called Mustard Seed, please bring that and a blending tool.  The page was designed for a 5" x 7" photo, although I had to crop mine down to 5" x 5"; I think it might look better with a 5x7.  Two 4"x6" stacked to form an 8" x 6" might work too.  Hope to see you in class!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Secret Garden Book Class

The new Graphic 45 Secret  Paper finally arrived on Warwick Street and I have designed the spring book class.  It is an hand stitched accordion book filled with flowers and butterflies all in lovely pastel palette.  The book has eight 5"x7" panels on each side.  There is plenty of room for adding photos and journaling. Below are two sets of panels from the pink and blue side of the book.  As always, there are lots of ribbons, gems and little surprises throughout the book.

The book would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift, a gift for any gardener in your life, a tribute book about a loved one or a special treat just for you!  The class is being taught on three Saturdays in April at my favorite stores:

Scrapbooks, Too
Bloomington, MN  952-884-0885
Saturday, April 6th
Class one:  9:00 am -12:30 pm  (only two spots left)
Class two:  2:00 pm - 5 pm

Anchor Paper
St. Paul, MN 651-783-5955
Saturday, April 13th
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Crafters Haven
Minneapolis, MN  612-729-9035
Saturday, April 20th 
11:00 am - 3 pm

Please call the stores directly to register for the class.  The price is $60. 
You will need to bring to class a scissors, your favorite adhesives including glue or tape runner for adhering pages, pop dots for elevation and micro dots or a glue pen for tiny things, Tea Dye Distress Ink and a blending tool, a craft mat if you own it, and finally, a craft pick or gem tool.  If you do are not sure what these things are or do not own them, the kind people at the stores will be more than happy to help you buy them.  They are all basic scrapbooking tools you will use again and again

Your class kit will include all the papers, ribbons, gems, embellishments and die cut pieces you will use to make the book.  You will leave class with a finished book – ready for you to add your own photographs, titles and journaling.  

I would love to see you in class and hope you can join us for a fun event!

Monday, February 25, 2013

The other four Alcohol Ink cards....

These are the other cards for Saturday's Card class at Scrapbooks, Too in Bloomington!  Hope to see you there....still a few spots left.  Have to get back to designing the Secret Garden book....such pretty papers!   

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Alcohol Inks Class Coming Soon to a Store Near You!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Scrapbooks, Too Bloomington, MN
5 Cards for $25

It's spring.  Well, not yet, but soon I hope!!  So while it snowed all morning, I made spring cards....2 Easter cards, 1 Birthday card, and 2 Floral cards which could be used for whatever occassion you need...Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Miss You...anything you like.  Apparently it's been a while since i played with my alcohol inks...I went wild and used 16 different colors in this class and six different embossing powders!  Please bring to class your craft mat, scissors, whatever you use to put gems on, and adhesive including pop dots or foam tape.  Call 952-884-0885 to sign up for class.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tim's Tags for February 2013

On the left, Tim's tag with a slight modification - had to use the valentine embossing folder with black/kraft coordinatins.  On the right, my Christmas interpretation - a little glitzier...but in the same vein I think!  Am loving playing along....

February Page Class

This page design is inspired by the February tag in Tim's 12 Tags of 2013.  The class builds on the techniques we learn in the tag class and adds a fun technique with embossing paste and paint.

Join us for a fun class on Saturday, February 16th from 12:30-2:00.  It is not required that you take the tag class first, but it sure will help!!  You also need to bring a 4x6 photo which we will trim to 4x5 1/2.  I recommend black and white to blend with the cream, red and black color scheme.  The theme is Queen of Hearts so a female picture works best....mother, daughter, sister, BFF, granddaughter, favorite cat, cute puppy, Audrey Hepburn, Beyonce, whomever floats your boat!!  I went with #1 daughter looking mighty fine.  You could of course use a color photo, but the black and white photo really works with the colors on the page.  Think outside the box here...if you don't have a black and white photo printed, copy your color photo in black and white on cardstock...the result is a fun look!

Required Class Supllies (The Tools):  craft mat, scissors, craft pick, edge distresser, heat gun, Waterbrush or small paint brush, your favorite adhesives including pop dots or foam tape, Vintage Photo distress ink and blending tool.

Optional Class Supplies:
Please bring these IF YOU OWN THEM:  Sanding block, Distress Inks:  Distress Markers:  Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Pumice Stone, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick.  If you have a stencil you love and want to bring it go ahead...I used the chicken wire, but it looks good with dots, flourishes, checks, anything you like...I will have a few others there, but if you love it, bring it! 

 Stop by Scrapbooks Too and see the page or call 952-884-0885 to sign up!  You'll leave with a finished page rich with embellishments and some new techniques!  Hope to see you there!

February Tag Class

Come make tags with us!!!  Tim's February Tag and a Christmas Tag too!!
Saturday, February 16 10 am-noon  $20

Here is the list of tools and supplies to bring to class!

 Required Class Supplies
Craft mat, scissors, craft pick, edge distresser, heat gun, Waterbrush or small paint brush, your favorite adhesives including pop dots or foam tape, black soot distress ink and blending tool. 

Optional Class Supplies:
Please bring these IF YOU OWN THEM:  Sanding block, Distress Inks:  Evergreen, Frayed Burlap or Vintage Photo, Distress Stains:  Festive Berries and Fired Brick, Distress Markers:  Pine Needles, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Pumice Stone, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick.  Class will go faster and you will enjoy yourself more.

Only 16 spots - and 12 are taken already!  Call Scrapbooks Too at 952-884-0885 to sign up!