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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another class has finished

and this one proved to be very popular. Here is just two of the layouts made from the beautiful Near & Dear papers by Dream Street Papers. You can see more layouts by clicking here.

The brown satin ribbon, chocolate glitter, turquoise blue brads and the fantastic GIGGLE stamps by Kelly Panacci made this a great project, infact good enought to eat.

Time for ice cream. More tomorrow.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

It's been another busy week

and those boxes keep on coming in. There is loads and loads of new stock waiting to be unpacked and loaded onto the website. The Paper Room was finished at last on Friday and now just needs the finishing touches. All of the beautiful Scrapbook Albums are ready to go on their shelves and the Crop-O-Diles are behind the counter waiting for their new owners to collect them (so if you pre-ordered one it's ready for you to collect).

Karen moved into her new home on Saturday with the help of family and friends, and is now coming to terms with the 30 or so boxes still to be unpacked. I did get a phone call from Karen this morning to confirm that her e-mail and computer are now working and that the craft desk and work area are ready to use. (I couldn't do without all my crafting goodies surrounding me either).

As for me, my usual uploads of photos and project has come to a halt because of my Epson printer. It has decided in it's wisdom, that it needs a service, even though it prints perfect photos and documents. Thus has resulted in it shutting itself down. It won't even read my camera card. Mend it I hear you say but have you ever tried finding the right person to talk to at Epson. They don't appear to respond to e-mails and there are no service numbers in the instruction leaflet so what's a girl to do? PC World today suggested it was probably cheaper to buy a new one BUT I LIKE THE ONE I'VE GOT. Hopefully I will have better luck tomorrow as I have been given a phone number. I hate machines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So hopefully things will get back to normal this week. There are loads of classes coming up in November so watch out for them.

The Gallery and the BLOG will be back to daily updates from Wednesday and the Christmas books are going to need re photographing so they will be on the site from the end of next week.

So before I sign off, Good Luck Karen in your new home (please don't move again too soon). More tomorrow.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This little girl was 18 today.

Yes today our lovely Kerry was 18 and we have had a great meal with family and friends. It was a great evening and lots of photos were taken of course.

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY KERRY and lots of love and hugs from family and friends at Scrapbook Sisters

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Just some of the fantastic Tags

from our very clever class members. Hope you like them.

We are still busy painting and working both in the shop and upstairs. Karens planned moving date is Saturday and it's all hands to the pumps. It's a very special day tomorrow for someone so watch this space.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

It's funny what inspiration does.

Sometimes it's really difficult to come up with a new project for the classes every fortnight but we usually manage to get there in the end.The tag class was a good example. The DT kits have started to come back with the usual high standard and exciting layouts and goodies. What immediately caught our eye was a tag created by Morag Cutts which she had made into a fridge magnet.

What a fantastic idea we thought and it wasn't long before we came up with a few examples of our own to give the classes a choice.

Here is the original by Morag Cutts.

And here are the two we made from Morags idea.

You will be able to see the tags in more detail on the website gallery.

More tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Tag Class

has now finished and there have been some fantastic tags appearing.

Here is a great example from Sally. She chose the Christmas theme but different papers from the class example and did'nt she make a great choice.

If you came to the tag class please bring in your finished work as we would like to showcase the tags in the shop for everyone to see.

Have a good evening and look out for more tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Something different for Christmas

Sometimes it's nice to step out of the box and try some different colours for Christmas and I fancied a change from the traditional dark reds and greens.

To make this card I took turquoise and red papers, stuck peel-off borders along each one in lines and then used a small circle punch to cut out the baubles. By doing it this way you don't have to fiddle about trying to stick the peel-offs onto the tiny circles.Some of the baubles are stuck onto the card using 3d sticky pads to add depth.

The bauble strings are drawn on with a gold gel pen.

We are really busy this week with lots of classes taking place plus new stock arriving. I will do my best to keep uploading ideas but please bear with me. Things should be back to normal by the beginning of November.

Oh and by the way, if you came into the shop on our open day and watched Karens demonstrations, we now have the A4 sticky paper and silicone glue back in stock.

More tomorrow.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Our first shop crop

was a complete success today. Everyone who came enjoyed coffee, tea, cake, scrapping and of course making some new friends.

As todays inspiration I thought a peek at some of the pieces of work done in the classroom. I think everyone will agree in giving Jeannie a special thank you for bringing the Cri Cut along. Scrapbook Sisters will become stockist of this versatile machine and the Expression (its bigger brother) by the end of october so watch the website for details.

We hope to have at least one shop crop a month so if you fancy spending a day with other crafters to share ideas and have a bit of a giggle, keep a look out for the new class calender coming out soon.

More tomorrow.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A cute pixie

and a simple christmas tree are the inspiration for today.

Firstly this delightful pixi stamp can be used in so many ways. Last time we showed a very simple but effective card using this stamp. Today Gayle has used acetate to make a more complex card.

Buttons are a favorite at the moment and most of us have loads in our stash. Here is a simple way to make a very effective christmas card.

On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has sent their best wishes to karen. She is on the mend and we hope to have her back in the shop soon. (Especially me as I need my beauty sleep). Hope you're better soon lovey. We all miss you.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where do her ideas come from.

It's always the same. Gayle comes into the shop, we give her some stamps, papers etc and you can almost see her brain ticking over before she leaves the shop. Needless to say, no photograph gets anywhere near showing off these cards.

We have a huge selection of new ones and over the coming days we will show these along with the DT pages which have started arriving.

Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Loads more tomorrow and don't foeget we open on a Monday now so pop in and see us soon.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A great success

We opened the classroom and paper room for the first time today. This morning we arrived bright and early to put the finishing touches to the new part of the shop. We knew that most of you were arriving after 10am so we spent an hour looking out of the window hoping that the paper racks would arrive before the customers. Guess what, the customers arrived and so did the TEN paper racks all in huge boxes.

Thank you to everyone who helped get them up and filled. Many hands did make light work and it looked lovely when it was finished.

Karen really went to town with the demos. What was supossed to be 4 half hour demos turned into a whole days play in the classroom but we think everyone enjoyed it.

Another thank you goes to Gayle Bond who excelled herself with a superb selection of new cards. Evereyone thought they were great and over the next few weeks I will be showing them all along with the Design team layouts which are starting to arrive.

DT, if you are reading this, there will be new kits ready as soon as the USA delivery arrives. Hope you're feeling creative.

So now for the photos.Firstly the shop

thats enough now. We don't want to give too much away but you can always pop along and see it for yourselves.

Secondly the demos

Thirdly, at the end of the day we took the balloons and let them go outside the shop with a special wish for the success of our growing business.

And last but by no means least the promised layout from our guest Designer Jennie Boyns. I will upload more detail on the gallery tomorrow.

We hope everyone had a good time today. More design ideas tomorrow.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Tomorrows the big day

and the shop is looking lovely. Despite not having had time to complete the shop front, we are really pleased with the results.

We have managed to put out a huge selection of layouts and cards around the store to inspire you plus if you come to the shop this Saturday you will be able to see all of the crop projects including both Christmas books and the Japanese Book which we will be repeating as a class very soon and a lot of the projects already posted on this blog.

We would like to welcome Jennie Boyns as our guest designer this month. She has already completed a stunning layout which I did intend to show tonight but Karen pinched it for the wall in the shop ready for tomorrow. So instead her is a small sample of Jennies work and I promise I will put the layout on tomorrow along with photos of our open day.

Hope we see you tomorrow.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Get your hairy spiders here.....

As promised here are the two additional projects that Jeannie made out of the Halloween papers.

I'll put more detailed images in the website gallery after Saturday.

Don't forget Scrapbook Sisters is CLOSED on Friday 5th October to allow us time to get the new shop ready before the grand opening on Saturday.

More tomorrow.