Tuesday, January 29

Design Team Weekly

Simply Scrapbooks is going to start highlighting Simply Scrapbooks Design Team Member's Projects each week! Each project shown will share some tips and unique ideas of how the project was put together plus more detailed photos of the project.

This week we are sharing Design Team Member Katie's Handbook Project.
Here are some tips from Katie Richey herself:
For my cover I decided I wanted it to be sort of neutral. I didn't want the cover to necessarily define the colors I would be using for the rest of my project. I ended up using a green, blue, and yellow mist to spray the chipboard cover. I sprayed light to dark to allow some fading. I hand cut the scallops and used my Silhouette to cut out my title.
For some unique elements on my pages I chose to use a lot of stamping. For this particular page I used a globe stamp on a neutral colored paper and then rubbed leftover blue/green mist on top to get that water color effect. I also stamped a lot of different elements on vellum. I like to do this because it creates my own unique embellishment. 

Though my project isn't very color themed I still wanted to keep some key elements in play to tie the whole book together. Those two elements were vellum and silver accents. Here I used a die cut I had precut on my Silhouette and then sprayed with Mr. Huey Silver Mist.

 Here's another example of using stamping as a unique element to my book. The polaroid frame in the left hand corner was stamped and then cut out.
In the Right hand corner I used lots of Studio Calico Wood Veneer Potty People (what Tina likes to refer to them as) and then layered another Word Wood Veneer on top. Stamped with an alpha under I spelled out "New Friends." For stamping on vellum I made sure to use Stazon Ink since it works on non porous surfaces.

 I had these die cut polaroid frames. The fronts were colored and the back of them were white. To stretch my supplies I chose one frame with a color I felt was dull and unexciting and used the back as my blank canvas. Once again I sprayed it with a few different mists to make it a useable product for myself.

This is just a few pages of Katie's awesome mini album using the Studio Calico Handbook Album and Page Protectors available at Simply Scrapbooks! To view the album in more detail and to get your hands on some of the supplies stop by the store!

Thursday, January 17

Semi Annual Yard Sale Scheduled

Signups for our Semi Annual Yard Sale are now open! Come register today for a 6 foot table to sell your older or gently used scrapbooking supplies! You come and bargain with other scrapbookers and everything you make goes toward Simply Scrapbooks Store Credit to buy new crafty goodies! Simply Scrapbooks even does all the advertising! Tables are just $10 a person!

Want to keep your craft goodies? Perhaps you should stop by from 8-12 on March 2nd to add to your stash! We will have several tables set up for our customers to set up shop! Anything and everything can be available for sell so don't be late! Call the store for any question!

Tuesday, January 15

Just in @ Simply Scrapbooks!

This just in: New Echo Park Photo Freedom Volume One is in the store! This great mini collection contains 6 double sided pattern papers and two sticker sheets! It's perfect for working on project life and has great elements you can use on everyday layouts! Cut out pieces for journal cards or even your own paper embellishments! Come grab it while it's hot off the shelves!

Monday, January 14

CHA Preview #1: Echo Park Shipping February!

First up in our Simply Scrapbooks CHA preview is a great Mini Theme Collection from Echo Park! This collection is small in size but large in possibilities! It is always hard to find a great boy themed line! Simply Scrapbooks is excited to have this collection to come in shipping February to the store!

Shipping to Simply Scrapbooks in February!

Wednesday, January 2

2013 - The Year to Get Creative!

A new year brings a clean slate - a chance to start over on so much. Whether your resolutions are  dieting and exercise, living within your budget, or even to spend more quality time with loved ones. we want to be a part of your new year! I know for myself, one of my top resolutions this year is to stay current with this years’ photos.  I'm going to try to get them developed in a timely manner, create layouts, AND actually put my pictures on the layouts and journal them! Like so many of you (I'm sure)I am behind on this, and I always want to catch up, but I usually just fall more and more behind.  Not this year!  This year, I am going to stay current, and if time allows, work on some old stuff too!

At Simply Scrapbooks, we want you to stay current and catch up on your memory-keeping.  We not only have a huge selection of papers, embellishments, ribbons, and all the basics you need - adhesives, tools, trimmers - but we also have an amazing design team to inspire us with their creations, which are all over the store. Our staff is amazing (if I do say so myself!) and weare willing and able to help you pick and choose your products, and even inspire you with ideas if you need help!  2013 is going to be a fun and busy year, and I hope to see you at Simply soon, getting started on new projects. as well as catching up on the old!  Best wishes for a productive and amazing new year - Tina