Back by Popular Demand!

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick note to let you know that I will be offering my stencil techniques class one more time at Photo Scraps on Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM. If you missed this class earlier in the month, now is your last chance to get in on the fun! In this class, you will create seven stenciled backgrounds using various techniques and gel mediums that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Honey Bee Stamps.

CLASS FEE $35 (includes stencil from Echo Park Paper Co. to add to your personal stash).

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Wednesday, August 21st from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

NOTE: You will be able to assemble at least two cards in class. However, since gel mediums have varying dry times, you may need to complete the assembly of some of your cards at home.

BRING TO CLASS

You will need the following supplies for class. Please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class if you need any of the craft supplies on the list. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw (you can substitute Squeezed Lemonade for Scattered Straw if necessary)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (either a regular sized pad or mini)
  • Three ink blenders (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools, Nuvo Blending Sponges, Picket Fence Blending Brushes, etc.)
  • Paper trimmer
  • iCraft Purple Tape 
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Demo Day at Photo Scraps – March 16, 2019

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the two super simple cards shown below. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Spring Pile Up by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass
Stencil: Square Mandela by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Heavy Metal Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C02 (lamb); C0, C1, E93 (bunny); B000, B00, Y02 (bluebird); YG03, Y02 (basket); Y11, E93, YG03 (flowers); B00, E93, Y11 (eggs)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Peek A Boo Pets by Avery Elle
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Periwinkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C3 (lamb); E50, E53, E57, E93 (dog); C00, C0, C1, C3, E93 (cat); Y11, Y15, E93, E97 (chicken)

Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps featuring the Spring Blossoms stamps set by Honey Bee Stamps. This set of cards was a lot of fun to design and put together, adding a touch of spring to an all too cold winter.

As some of you know, I’m a frustrated watercolorist, so I’ve been trying to get a watercolor effect using my Copic markers. I blended my colors from light to dark using the side of the brush nib to sweep the color across the petals. I tried to leave some white on each petal to add a highlight and keep the flowers light and airy.

Hope you enjoy the cards!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Frilly Frames Lattice by Sunny Studios
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Birthday Greetings by Penny Black Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
Dies: Stitch Collage Frame by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! Today is my mother’s 91st birthday so I spent the day taking her shopping and out to lunch. We had great time. I’m blessed that I still have both of my parents and that they are relatively healthy for their age. My parents no longer drive so I stop by every few days to take them out to lunch, run errands, or sit through their seemingly endless series of doctors’ appointments. As a result, I’m just now getting around to writing today’s post.

I’m back today with the new release from Power Poppy featuring illustrations from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set in digital format. Spring Border One includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Daffodils, Cowslips (Primroses), and Tulips plus four sentiments. Spring Border Two also includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Trillium and toadstools, Starflower, and Lily of the Valley and four sentiments.

I decided to color up the Cowslips shown below from the Spring Border One set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

As some of you know, I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM320. Fussy cutting is not my forte. Some crafters say that they find it relaxing. I’m not one of them. So after reading reviews, watching videos, and hearing other crafters rave about the machine, I finally broke down and bought one. This is my first card using an image cut by the machine. All I can say is OMG. I’M IN LOVE. As you can see, I set the machine to cut right at the image line (instead of adding a white border allowance). For images like this, I don’t really like seeing that white border. Besides – it cut off the spot where I strayed outside the line.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

For the background, I used the Square Mandela Stencil by Gina K. Designs inked blended with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet both Gina and Rina when they offered classes at Photo Scraps. Let me just say that they’re as fun and witty in person as they are in their videos. I learned so much so jump on the opportunity if they come to your local store.

That’s it for today! Be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Fog by Simon Says Stamp
Stamp: Spring Border One (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

New Class – Spring Blossoms – March 2 & 7, 2019 – Photo Scraps

Get ready for spring with a new Copic / Mixed Media class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Spring Blossoms stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps. Techniques include Copic coloring, stenciling, and ink blending. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • RV10: Pale Pink
  • RV11: Pink
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • YG01: Green Bice
  • YG05: Salad
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
  • Wink of Stella in Clear
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting