January 31, 2009

I'm teaching a mini album class at....

A new class is on the schedule at Scrapbooks & Etc. In this class attendees will create three 4 x 4 inch mini albums. This class will be different in that each individual will choose the theme of their albums from a selection of papers, ribbons and embellishments. This gives you the freedom to tailor the theme to your photo needs, and to design a style that suites your taste. If you have a particular theme in mind, please notify Traci Byrd at Scrapbooks & Etc. 704-455-9425 prior to the scheduled class. I will do my best to provide supplies to accommodate your needs. In this class, you will learn how to use the Zutter Bind-it-All and DreamKuts tools to save time and money by creating your own albums in the future. I invite you to visit Scrapbooks & Etc., 206 Morris Drive, Harrisburg, NC 28075 to see more samples on display and to register for class.

Please note this is only a sample,
all completed projects will be unique and different.
You have two dates to choose from, Saturday, February 14th at 11 a.m. and
Monday, February 16th at 6 p.m. The cost is $23.00 per class. Class size is limited to 12 students per class. Please register early so I can plan the class supplies accordingly.
Please bring the following supplies to class: Paper trimmer, Scissors, Glue Stick,
Glue Dots or Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots.

January 29, 2009

I have projects in ....

the brand new Bind-it-All Around the World Project Idea Book. Bind-it-All recently released this book at CHA, and I'm thrilled to give you a peek. The two 6 x 6 inch Christmas mini albums on the cover are both mine! Wow, thanks for letting me share in my excitement!!!

January 23, 2009

Helmar Adhesives will be at CHA Winter...

Share the news, Helmar USA is going to be at CHA this year! In celebration of their expansion into the United States, Helmar's USA Design Team and Helmar's Blog they are having giveaways. Please check out Helmar's blog for details on how you can win some of these fabulous adhesives.

To carry on the CHA Winter theme, I have created a personalized snow globe. With the help of Helmar Adhesives, I am able to enjoy winter long after the snow has melted away.

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner

Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Ribbons - Close to my Heart Sheer Silver and KI Memories
Bo-bunny Winter Whispers Pattern Paper and Rub-ons
K&Company Word Stickers
Crafts Etc. Snow Flakes
Magic Scraps Glitter Dust
Target Snow Globe

To create one of your own:

1. Use a snow globe that has a removable slot for photos.
2. Cut papers and photos to fit inside the snow globe. Secure the photo on the pattern paper using Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner.
3. Use Helmar 450 Quick Dry to attach the snowflakes to layouts and tags.
4. Cut a tag out of pattern papers and embellish with glitter using Helmar 450 Quick Dry. Attach the title to the tag with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
5. Tie a ribbon around the snow globe, attach the embellished tag.
6. Set out your snow globe and enjoy!
Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

Sneak peek at my Prima CHA projects...

Well, I finished my CHA Projects for Prima Marketing, Inc. Yeah!!! I am excited to share with you a few of my designs created using the box of goodies that I received.

Heritage Layout
Prima Flowers , Prima packaging,
Prima Life Colors , Prima Build-a-Frame Stamps Collection I,
Prima Iron Orchid Designs Chipboard Alphabets, Prima Ink Pad
Colorbox Ink Pad in Black
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, Helmar Premium Craft Glue,
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Die Cuts with a View Quote Stickers

Family Layout
Prima Iron Orchid Design Flowers, Prima Flirty Little Secret Paper,
Prima Transparency, Prima Collage Sheets, Prima Ink Pad, and Chipboard Alphabets
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Die Cuts with a View Quote Stickers

This completes my two year design team responsiblities with Prima. I want to thank Sharon and Tami for the wonderful experience. I wish you and my design team friends the best at CHA and in the future. I will be following Prima's blog to see your work, you are a talented group of ladies. It's been a priviledge to work with you!

January 20, 2009

It's a snow day, schools are closed...

Since I work at a school, the talk of a snow fall always brings anticipation and excitement. It's an added bonus to have an unexpected day off from school. I love being at home, with my family and a cup of hot apple cider. I plan on getting a load of laundry done, organize and inventory my craft books and do some scrapbooking. Here's the view from my craft studio window.

Wishing you an unexpected surprise in your day as well!!!

January 17, 2009

Oh happy day....

I have great news to share….I have been selected by Scrap My Memories to join their design team. I applied for this team because I love their product line and monthly kits. Scrap My Memories carries beautiful scrapbooking products that are not easily found in my area. Please check out their website at http://scrapmymemories.ca/ to meet the other design team members.

Unforgetable Love is one of my design team entries, using old photos of my parents. It helps to know a little history, my parents house burned down when I was a senior in high school so very few photos and memorabilia survived. The pictures on this layout were just a few that survived. I never cut up an original (one that I do not own a negative or digital image), vintage or heritage photo. I scan it first, store the original and print up the images as needed for projects.

January 15, 2009

Whew...busy creating for CHA

Hi, I am still here. I've been a busy girl, designing projects for the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) coming up this month in California. Watch out for the release of new scrapbook products to hit the stores soon. In the mean time, lets continue to scrapbook! Personalize your home or work desk space with a photo paper weight. Here I used Helmar Adhesives and Bo-bunny Papers and Flowers. Please check the links on the left side of your screen for sneak peeks and inspiration to my favorite websites!

January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

I am so excited about the start of a new year. It’s time for me to make plans, organize my craft room and set goals for 2009. Well, I am eager to share that I’ve met one of my personal goals already! Here’s a hint, it’s not a clean craft room. I have been chosen by My Acrylic Albums to be a guest designer for the month of January. My Acrylic Albums has a huge selection of cool acrylic album shapes and designs. My Rockin’ Love Album has to be my absolute favorite! I used one page from this album to create the childhood memories hanger. The remaining pages I covered with bright pattern papers from Me & My Big Ideas to make this special album.

Please follow the link to see my other designs created using My Acrylic Albums.

When working with acrylic albums it’s important to use an adhesive that dries clear. All of my projects were created using Helmar Adhesives. Helmar Adhesives is coming to the America. In celebration of their expansion, they are having a giveaway. Please follow this link to Helmar Adhesives Blog for more details.

Thank you for visiting me, I wish you and your families the best in 2009.