Happy Scrappy Weekend!

It’s the weekend!  I hope you are making some time to be crafty!  There’s been so much going on in the forum lately.  The members have been hosting a member crop with lots of fun challenges, tons of inspiration and posting some amazing layouts!

I snuck into the gallery and grabbed a few to share with you in case you haven’t been in there to see them.

Here’s one by Nola– I love these fun colors!

How sweet is this page by Natalia?

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Lu posted this beautiful page. This is just so pretty!-

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Here’s a layout by Lexi-Those banners across the page are fun and I dig these colors!

And I love this adorable page by Willa Jean!  That bling circle is perfect!

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I hope these inspire you to create.  Stop into the forum and check out the challenges to spark your scrappy mind. Have a great weekend!

~Stacey

 

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Long time no see!

I know it’s been a while since I have updated the blog! And a long time since we have had any classes. Unfortunately, school, work and training schedules have gotten in the way. Not to mention we put our house up for sale, sold it and moved into an apartment in order to start building our forever home. Like I said, things have been a little busy.

BUT, I went to the scrapbook expo in Sandy yesterday and had a great day! I was able to meet two of our forum members (lexigirl and granola farms), shopped til I dropped and scrapped! I even have a new SKETCH CLASS in the works thanks to the encouragement and inspiration from these awesome ladies. I think the expo should be an I2S tradition! Maybe you will add it to your calendar to join us next April!!

Here are some photos from the expo. Waiting in line with the “early birds”…I was 4th in line. 🙂 My scrappy friend, Kori, was there before me.

And here’s during the expo with Lexi and Nola-

Before bidding adieu to these lovely ladies-

I’ve posted three of my pages in the gallery and on the forum under the member challenges/crop. I have more that I am saving for our next sketch class. Watch for peeks soon!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and find time to get creative soon!

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Another peek!

Class opens this Wednesday! I want to be sure everyone understands that you do not need to do any watercoloring during this class! While I have watercolored the sketches for something fun and new, you can still scrap the way you have always scrapped! It’ll be fun to add the colors and different sketch designs to your arsenal of scrappy inspiration. 🙂

Here’s another peek at one of my pages for class!

Join us in class for lots of scrapbooking inspiration!

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Sneak Peek!

Have you signed up for our class yet? It starts next week! The sketches are in watercolor this time…they are super fun! We will also be learning tips to use watercolors on your projects…but of course, YOU DON’T HAVE TO! You don’t have to use any watercolors at all in class! You can use the inspiration from the sketches, tutorials, samples and colors to create your traditional layouts. 🙂

Here’s a peek at my layout for the warm-up sketch. It’s so summery, bright and just plain FUN!

Sign up for class…I promise that you will get so much inspiration for your money! 🙂
**August 2015 Watercolor Sketch Class!** August 12-September 4th
Cost- $10

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August Sketch Class!

**August 2015 Watercolor Sketch Class!** August 12-September 4th
Cost- $10

Class Includes:
~**15** brand new water colored sketches!
~Fun tips and ideas to use on your layouts and cards!
~Plenty of support and inspiration to complete more pages.
~A chance to win a fun RAK or Prize.
~A class PDF with layout samples for future reference.
~Access to a private message board just for class members on the I2S forum.

Sneak Peek:

Schedule
**All photo sizes are APPROXIMATE! You are welcome to adapt as needed of course! H=horizontal, V-vertical

8/12-
Warm up sketch-two 4×6’s H

8/14-
Sketch #1-two 4×6’s H
Sketch #2-three 4×4’s

8/15-
Sketch #3-three 3×3’s
Sketch #4-two 4×4’s

8/16-
Sketch #5-four 3×4’s V
Sketch #6-three 3×3’s

8/17-
Sketch #7- three 3×5’s H
Sketch #8- two 4×6’s V

8/18-
Sketch #9- one 8×10 V or a photo collage
Sketch #10-two 3×3’s and two 4×6’s V

8/19-
Sketch #11-one 4×6 H and two 3×4’s V
Sketch #12-two 4×4’s (or 3×3’s)

8/20-
Sketch #13- three 3×4’s V and one 4×6 H
Sketch #14- three 4×4’s

A few notes-
*We have a fun and different sketch class this month. I have colorful and fun sketches that I painted with watercolors. We will be using them for inspiration in a couple of ways during class. (**NOTE** You do not need to use watercolors in this class. You can scrapbook any way you would like to as always!) We have double the sketches and twice as much inspiration!
*The sketches will not have exact photo measurements. Nor will they always be perfectly 12×12 in size (Although most are very close.) They are all single pages (but you can stretch them as needed). They are not abstract, but we will be able to interpret them in different ways. (Don’t be scared…it’s going to be fun and inspirational!!)
*Class will open on August 12th with a warm-up sketch. Then two new sketches will be presented every day starting the 14th until the 20th. There will be 14 sketches plus a bonus for the warm-up.
*You will have until September 4th to finish up your layouts and upload them for a chance to win a fun prize.

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Sneak Peek!

I have a little bitty sneak peek for you today! I am excited for a new sketch class and I’ve been having fun working on my albums. I hope you will be joining us!!

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New Sketch Class!

Join us this week and next for a new sketch class!! (Stay tuned for the announcement of our secret guest designer!)

**July 2015 Weekend Warrior Sketch Class!** July 15-26th
Cost- $5

Class Includes:
~**SEVEN** brand new sketches!
~Plenty of support and inspiration to complete more pages.
~A chance to win a fun RAK or Prize.
~A class PDF with layout samples for future reference.
~SBC+ digital templates of the sketches.
~Access to a private message board just for class members on the I2S forum.

Schedule- (H=Horizontal, V=Vertical)
Wednesday, July 15th
Pre-class Sketch- two 4×6’s V

Friday, July 17th
Sketch #1 – One 4×6 V (A single 5×7 would work great!)
Sketch #2 – Double Page Sketch- Four 3×4’s V, two 4×6’s V, two 4×6’s H

Saturday, July 18th
Sketch #3- One 4×6 H (A single 5×7 would work well here.)
Sketch #4- Double Page Sketch-Six 4×6’s H, one 4×4 (An 8×10 or a collage would work well on the right side.)

Sunday, July 19th
Sketch #5- One 4×6 V, one 4×6 H, One 3×4 V
Sketch #6- Double Page Sketch- Four 4×6’s V, two 4×6’s H

*Class will stay open through July 26th for participants to finish up layouts, upload and be entered to win a great prize!

**Winners will be drawn on Monday, July 27th.

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Fun at the Let’s Create Expo!

I went to the Let’s Create Expo last week and had so much fun shopping and scrapping! I bought lots of paper there! I also chatted and scrapped with a couple of great people. Here are a couple of my favorite layouts that I created. I really packed lightly so I had to make due with the few photos and supplies that I brought. 🙂

Now I feel re-inspired to scrap and use some new goodies (and use up old stuff, too!!). What have you been working on? Come share in the gallery and forum with us!!

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Pocket Letters

Have you seen the new snail mail goodies going around? Pocket Letters! Super fun stuff. I’ve made and mailed out four so far. And my kids are mailing some to their friends as well. None of our recipients have received them yet…but they should arrive Monday or Tuesday.

You get to play with your crafty goodies and send someone some happy mail…win-win if you ask me! You add a letter, some fun goodies and other things for the recipient.

Here are some that I’ve made-



I love the idea of sending and receiving awesome snail mail!!! Pull out your goodies and send a letter or card to someone! I know it will put a smile on their face!

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Missed the crop?

If you missed our super fun Book Worm Crop, it’s not too late to be inspired! Visit the crops section on the forum to gain all sorts of great inspiration! Post your layouts! Share your scrappy success!

Here’s the sketch and layout I posted for the crop. But there are sooo many more challenges and fabulous pages on the forum! Hop on in and check it out!

The sketch:

My layout:

Have you gotten much scrapping done lately???

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