Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Away We Go

Amy & I will be teaching our next class at The Scrapbook Garden on August 28th from 10 AM - 1 PM.  (You can use the link on the right to get the phone number and call and reserve your spot in class.)

Away We Go by Amy Sotolongo and Sally Basiliere

$35.10 plus $2.90 sales tax equalling $38
(Retail value of this kit is over $36.00)
Come join us for a lovely scrapbooking class titled "Away We Go". It's a travel album just waiting for all our travel photos from this summer or before. It is also great if you have a trip in the works as you can take it along with you and journal right in the book! You will build the backbone of your book in class and then take it home and add all your photos and memorabilia! This kit is packed full of wonderful product including the entire Teresa Collins Travel line, bling, American Crafts Thickers, die cut borders and more! With over 30 physical pages and 60+ layouts on those pages you will have plenty of room to house all of your treasured vacation photos. As always yummy treats, laughs and fun will be provided. Come spend the morning with us!

I'll post more teaser photos next week.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wedding Album / Rolled flowers tutorial

We've loaded the wedding album to our store site (http://www.dareyousayit.com/).  There are only 2 remaining so if you want one, please don't delay in ordering it.

Someone that bought the kit only (didn't attend our class) asked how to make the flowers on the front of the album.  It's the same rolled flower that you've see elsewhere.  (I would give credit to the first place I saw these done, but I can't remember where that is since they are popping up everywhere.)  I told her that I would post a tutorial here.  Please bear with me as this is the first time I've posted anything like this.  If you have any suggestions / helpful advise, please leave me a comment.

1)  Pull out the paper for the flowers and the template. 
2)  Adhere the pattern to the paper with temporary adhesive.

2)  Using scissors (I used 2 decorative and 1 regular pair), cut around the spiral following the lines.  Be sure to leave some of the center portion uncut.
3)  Remove the pattern and start rolling the flower.  I start rolling and then place the paper between my index finger and thumb and turn to roll.
4)  Once you have it all rolled, your will release it to let it "bloom".  This is scary to some people, but trust me it will be fine.
5)  Next place a generous dollap of glue on the part of the flower that you did not cut.  Push the flower onto that glue and hold for a few moments to make sure it adheres.

6)  Allow the flower to dry.  (I usually wait at least 30 minutes to make sure the glue set.)  Spritz the top of your flower with just water - just enough to make it damp and pliable.  Then gently begin folding down the edges of the flower.
7)  Now you have a beautiful flower.  I then spritzed mine with Maya Road Mist - Iridescent Pearl - to give it a little shimmer.
Hope this helps.