Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A birthday layout and a Thank You from Temple Street!

I finally finished this layout I started at Crafteire!!  I used some of my favourite products and I'm really happy with the results.

Full Layout

The background is two co-ordinating browns of Colorcore Cardstock.  I love this stuff.  I left the darker brown 12" x 12" and then cut the lighter layer 11.5" x 11.5" and then sanded the edges to get a really soft frame for the patterned papers.  Colorcore cardstock has a core which is slightly lighter than the main outside colour and when you sand it the lighter colour shows through.  It's perfect for using with Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or Sizzix Texture Plates.  Emboss the cardstock and then sand the raised design for a really great look.

The patterned papers are Twitterpated from Imaginisce.  I gave them a nice wavy look by cutting them freehand with a craft knife.  Then I put a striped piece of paper across the centre of the layout and rubbed on a line of Catch-a-Flutterby Rubons, again from the gorgeous Twitterpated line, to cover the join.

The chipboard butterfly is from Kaiser with a few Hero Arts Gemstones for a nice glittery effect.  The journalling card is from Jenni Bowlin and the letters are American Crafts Thickers in black.  I finished it all off with a row of buttons from my own craft stash with a piece of string tied through one of them.  The photo is 5" x 7".

Here's a closer look:

Sneak Peek 2      Sneak Peek 1

Also, we got a Thank You postcard from Temple Street Children's University Hospital for our support of their Easter Raffle 2009.  TheScrapbookStore.ie donated €2.00 from the Workshop fee of everyone who came to our February and March Workshops to buy tickets for the Raffle.  Thanks to everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause!

Temple Street Front    Temple Street Back

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sneak Peeks of tomorrow's Workshop in Whitehall Parish Centre

Our May Workshop takes place in Whitehall Parish Centre tomorrow night, Thursday 14th May from 7pm to 10pm.

We'll be creating two 12" x 12" layouts using the latest papers from K & Company, the Que SeraSera Collection.  There are still a few kits available if you'd like to come along to the Workshop.  Just email workshops@thescrapbookstore.ie if you'd like to attend.

Here's a few sneak peeks of the layouts we'll be making tomorrow night:

Sneak PeekSneak Peek 1Sneak Peek 2Sneak Peek 3

To take part in the class you'll need to bring a paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, craft knife and mat and glue.  If you have photos which would match the colours of the papers, bring them along (5" x 7" portrait format would work best).  And if you have them, bring a corner rounder, hole punch, glue dots, a white ink pad, white gel pen, and a circle cutter/punch (bring as many sizes as you have)!

If you came along to our last two Whitehall Workshops in February or March then you might like to know that €2 from your class fee was donated to the Temple Street Children's University Hospital Easter raffle.  The proceeds of the raffle will go towards the purchase of vital paediatric and neonatal equipment for the children of Temple Street.  The draw was held on April 30th so just in case you get a letter telling you you've won and wondered when you'd bought a ticket ... that's why!

I've just received a new batch of tickets from Breast Cancer Ireland so don't forget to put your name on one as you arrive tomorrow night as I'll be sending €2 from everyone's Workshop fee to their Spring Draw 2009.  First prize is a 10 day holiday to Florida in a 4 star hotel and I don't know about you but I'm certain I could do with one of those!

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night!