Friday, July 31, 2009
Livin' is Easy Mini Album NEW!
Wednesday, August 5th
It's Summertime and livin' really is easy with this fresh and fun Summer Planner in the hot new Calypso line from Bo Bunny! Use the calendar inserts to schedule, plan and document your summer activities. There are album pages for photos and journaling all of your summer memories. There are even envelopes for favorite recipes and special keepsakes. A bottle of ZipDry will be included with your class kit. All supplies included.
10 Reasons 2 Smile NEW!
Thursday, August 6th
Come in and make a mini-album filled with all your favourite things! This super cute little album is a great way to practice your journaling techniques. This is a great class for both beginners and veterans. . Bring in a list of your 10 favourite things and leave with an adorable book showcasing them so that you always have something to smile about on a rainy day. All supplies included.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This is a fun technique to try with supplies that a lot of you probably already own.
Versamark ink or a pigment ink (something slow drying)
clear embossing powder
1. Stamp your image on flat cardstock.
2. Put embossing powder on the stamped image and tap off extra.
3. Heat emboss.
4. Mix acrylic paint with a little water and paint over the cardstock.
5. Wipe over the painted area with a paper towel and the paint will come off the embossed image and pop through.
Tips and Ideas
**To prevent the embossing powder from sticking in places you don't want it to, rub a dryer sheet over your paper before you start.
**Don't add too much water to your paint or it'll soak your paper.
**Use a textured paper for a different effect.
**Use different paint applicators to get different effects.
**Try the same techinque with ink and a brayer.
**Try using different coloured embossing powders.
Play with this and have fun!
Be sure and let us know if you like the techniques and if there are any you'd like to see on Technique Thursday!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Limited Spots available! Don't miss out!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 10:30am-12:30pm
604-530-2917 To Register
Sherrie has been stamping for the last 10 years. Her love of papercrafting has allowed her the opportunity to serve on many stamp and design teams. She has served with My Favorite Things, Crafty Secrets and is a Dirty Dozen Alumni member at Splitcoast Stampers. Currently she works as a publication specialist for Cornish Heritage Farms stamp company. You can find her work in Papercrafts, CardMaker, CARDS, Simply Handmade, Crafts n' Things, Stampington's Take Ten and many other quality publications. She starting working with Copic in the summer of 2008 and now is the Canadian instructor for certification events. You may have seen one of her many videos on youtube! Sherrie works at home in her studio in British Columbia, Canada where she has a wonderful husband of 16 years and two beautiful children. She is passionate about her family, papercrafting and a fabulous cuppa coffee!
You can find her gallery of art on her blog at http://www.cardcreme.com/
In this class you will learn all things copic. What do those numbers mean and how do they help me in picking out markers that I want to blend? I will show you direct to paper blending techniques, fading away to whites. You will get to see and use the airbrush system for coloring flowers and sky. I will show you how to use that fabulous blender pen. We will make three wonderful and diverse cards at the same time I will be packing your brains with copic information. I have all the markers for you to play with so come and see what the buzz is about Copic! Please bring papercutter & scissors (if you have one). All other supplies included. Non-refundable, non-transferable.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
In this class, we're going to take a sketch (this month from Debbie Gaydos at http://www.scrappydeb.blogspot.com/) and complete a double page layout in class. The first thing we'll do is choose papers that'll compliment your pictures and I'll be there to help you do that. Then we'll talk about the design, how you might want to change it to make it your own and how to simply get that 2-pager done! You're encouraged to bring pictures to help you pick your papers and so that you can go home with something finished. Remember that the sizes in the sketch can be worked with or your pictures can be cropped. Basic supplies for the layout will be included and then you can purchase any extras that night that you might want to add to your layout as well. I'll help with this too!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, July 24th-Sunday, July 26th
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
You're just going to fold over the size of the pleat you want and put the glue dot as close to the outer edge as you can get it. Once you've done that, I just finger press the ribbon a little, but I prefer not to completely flatten it since the reason I like this technique is that it gives some dimension.
***Fold your ribbon and lay it where you think you want it to check the size of the pleat before you add the glue dot. I don't mind my pleating to be different sizes, but if you're worried about making the pleats the same, check before you glue dot!
In this picture, you can see that I put a magnet on the right side of this since it's not adhered to a page or anything. If it's going on something, you can at this point either start putting glue dots under it to get it to stick on the bottom or I actually use the double sided Sookwang tape (that's used with the Glitter Ritz glitter). The tape is nice because you put a strip down and then just keep pressing the ribbon against it as you get it where you want it.
Things to try:
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Cupcake Crazy Cards NEW!
Fun in the Sun Cascading Mini Album NEW!
Come on out and have some fun creating six more cards with Shannon in her Simply Stylish series. These cards are just that - sweet and simple - not only to make, but also to quickly re-produce on your own. This class is great for anyone who is new to card making, has limited time on their hands - or just needs some simple ideas to kick start their creative juices! In this class, we will be making two baby cards (boy and girl), two happy birthday cards, one thank you, and one thinking of you card. Not only will you have lots of fun and be able to add six great cards to your "stash", but you will also be supporting the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents' Association (bcccpa.org) as Shannon will be donating 100% of her earnings to this amazing charity. Hope to see you there! All supplies included.
10 Reasons 2 Smile NEW!
Instructor: Kristin Sturgeon
Class Fee: $15.00Supply Fee: $10.00
Come in and make a mini-album filled with all your favourite things! This super cute little album is a great way to practice your journaling techniques. This is a great class for both beginners and veterans. . Bring in a list of your 10 favourite things and leave with an adorable book showcasing them so that you always have something to smile about on a rainy day. All supplies included
Thursday, July 16, 2009
2. Paper Tearing - Another easy technique and there's no secret to this. Yes, there are edge tearing rulers, but you don't really need them. I think the trick to this not to rush it so you can control where the tear is moving. To add some texture to this, you can also wet your fingers and roll the edges to give more texture. You can ink after you tear and/or after curling, but you don't need to!
3. Edge Distressor - There are different companies that make these (Making Memories and Tim Holtz) for example) and they are simply a tool with a blade in them that you run along the edge of your paper to create texture. You can also ink after doing this if you like the look.
5. Wrinkle and Crinkle - Another easy and low cost way to play with texture and distressing is by wrinkling your paper. There's no trick to this - simple crinkle it up in your hand! Unfold and then ink over top and the raised areas will pick up the ink. If you use the Ranger Distress Inks, you can also mist the paper with water to help move the ink around. If you let it dry and repeat this with another colour, you'll get even more colour and dimension. You can iron the paper on a low heat after if it's too bumpy for your liking.
Feel free to come in and ask about any of these techniques or products in the store!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14th - Friday, July 17th
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Do you tell yourself every year that you're going to get a headstart on your Christmas cards, but never quite manage it? Well, this is your chance! Complete 6 Christmas cards that you can simple duplicate more of when you get the chance! Just think, you could have all your cards done months before you need them!! All Supplies Included.
Birthday Bash Card Class
Thanks again to everyone who participated and Congratulations again to our winner Laurie Pearson!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I'm sorry the picture doesn't do this layout justice and we hope to have all the layouts posted soon so that you can come in and have a look at the amazing work that everyone did with these!
It was a hard decision!
Laurie is the winner of a $30 Precious Memories Gift Card!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Once Again, Precious Memories is thrilled to host
Friday, July 10th 2009
Join us for Demos, Make & Takes, Door Prizes, Promotions, Refreshments & an exclusive preview of Amuse's new Christmas designs.
Amuse*A*palooza is your chance to see and buy their NEW Holiday Releases at Precious Memories before they are available anywhere else!