Saturday, May 31, 2014

ScrapMuch? News and Events

 Dear Friends,

We are excited to be hosting crops and classes all summer long!  Some might say we even have a few new 'tricks' up our sleeve!!  We would love for you to join us on this great adventure! 


 Here is a run down of some of the events we have planned so far! (Yes, just some!)

 Come Crop with Us!

When: Saturday June 7th, 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON
cost of the crop is ONLY $25 + hst and includes lunch, cold beverages and a gift for each attendee!

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.

On-site store available for all your shopping needs!


Crop Class Details:


When: Saturday June 7th, 2:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford 
Cost: $12.75 + hst

Spaces are limited.  Register here to secure your spot. 
You do not have to attend the crop to attend the class.  
Basic tool kit required.  Kits available at no additional fee.
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 Day Crop

When: Saturday June 21st, 8:00am-5:00pm 
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON
cost of the crop is ONLY $25 + hst and includes lunch, cold beverages and a gift for each attendee!

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.

On-site store available for all your shopping needs!


(class details to follow)
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All Ages Crop and Class!!
Bring your (grand)kids to crop day!!

When: Saturday July 5th, 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON

cost of the crop is ONLY
$25 per adult
$15 per child (with accompanying adult)
Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.



ScrapMuch? is excited to be offering an all ages crop this summer where parents or grandparents can bring their kids to come craft and create with them for the day.  We will be offering a special kids class during the crop where parents will work together with their kids to help create a double page layout for only $5.00*.  



*while supplies last


On-site store available for all your shopping needs!

(class details to follow)
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ScrapPink ~ Crop For the Cure


ScrapMuch? is once again hosting our annual ScrapPink fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness this September.  

Registration for our annual ScrapPink fundraiser event is now open.  We are proud to say that we raised over $1200 last year for the Canadian Cancer Society and look forward to helping raise even more this year.  
 

Please plan to join us and scrapbook for a great cause!!


When: Saturday September 13th, 8:00am-8:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON

cost of the crop is ONLY $50 + hst and includes lunch, dinner, beverages, snacks and a special loot bag for each attendee!

Many prizes up for grabs and make 'n takes throughout the day. We will have a fantastic raffle table will an amazing array of prizes to be won.  All proceeds will be donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.  

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.
On-site store available for all your shopping needs!

On-site store available for all your shopping needs!


 Click here to register!    Only 50 spaces available, so do not delay!
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By no means do we want to rush the summer away, but we are always excited about our upcoming retreats.  Please visit our website to register or contact us for more information.


2014 Fall Retreat at the Elmhurst Inn Resort and Aveda Spa 

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 Yes, we are once again offering 2 weekends for our semi annual retreat! 
(spaces are limited at both retreats, so do not delay - book your spot today)

You can find more information about our retreat here.

*******keep checking back as this page will be updated often********

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Kits for Sale


Just a reminder that we are constantly adding new, fun and exciting kits to the 'kits for sale' section of the blog.  Check out our newest selection here or contact us for more info.  

We hope to see you all very soon!  Enjoy your summer and take lots of pictures!

Sincerely,

Elaine, Eileen, Laura and Anita


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hello  friends! 

Wow I cannot believe it is Thursday already!  As always we have some fun inspiration for you, check it out!


This beautiful page was submitted by scrappy friend Brenda Tamm, thank you Brenda!

If you would like to see your pages featured here, you can contact Laura at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca.

Have a lovely day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A new use for your border punch! - Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a punch tutorial for you today.  It's been a while since I have played with mine so I thought I would do a little something different with them,.  I will be sharing another punch technique in a couple of weeks.

Most of us have this Fiskars Treading Water punch, I think this was the first punch I ever purchased.  Anything similar with an open scallop will work just fine, though.  So go ahead and grab your punch and a scrap of cardstock.


Now punch along one edge.

And then go ahead and cut between the scallops to create these little tags like shapes.

Once you add your journalling and string them together, they will make a cute addition to your page and a fun way to incorporate your journalling onto your page.

And that's it, quick and easy!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi friends!

We are sharing the last of Eileen's Kit Club creations for May today, which by the way, is truly incredible that May is drawing to a close!



These page have a unique combination of elegance and fun factor, and if you think about it, that pretty much sums up Eileen herself!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team B

Hi there and happy Friday!

Here is your sketch....



And here is your Team B DT inspiration!





Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until Thursday,  May 29 29th, at midnight to participate in any of May's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Join us for our next Crop and Class!

Hi there!

Just a reminder that we are cropping this coming Saturday!  Here are the details, we would love to see you there!

When: Saturday May 24th, 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON
cost of the crop is ONLY $25 + hst and includes lunch, cold beverages and a gift for each attendee!

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.
On-site store available for all your shopping needs!
 
We will also be offering the following "Real Life" Divided Page class at 2pm.  This class is a great way to learn how to get a lot of scrapbooking done in a short amount of time, perfect for those of us with limited creative time or completing photo heavy album like a trip.

This class includes 3 fun and coordinating layout pages that incorporate the use of divided page protectors.   
What a great opportunity to get creative and fill a few more pages in your album!!l

Only $15.00 + hst.  Regular price $25.00!!
 
 
Basic tool kit is required, spaces are limited, please go here to register.

Please remember you do not need to attend the crop to participate in the class or even to come and visit us, we would love to see you!

Thanks for checking in!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?


Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

Have you played along wit our May Colour Challenge? If not, you can find all of the information here.

This is the colour combo for the challenge:






We decided to share some Inspiration today that features this colour combo....

by Eileen

by Elaine

by Elaine


Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Photo Cropping Tutorial with Tiiu

Hi there!

We have a fun change up to our tutorial today, Tiiu, one of our new DT members is sharing a fabulous tip with us!  I saw this tip on her blog and begged her for it to share with you!

Tiiu says: "For my Dolphin Swim layout that I posted  for last Friday's Sketch-y Friday reveal,  I used 3 specific sized photos because I tend to be a very precise/linear type scrapper. I'm not good at winging it for sizes, page placement, etc.  If you know me, you'll find that completely hilarious as math is not my strong suit at all! 

I want to share how I cropped the pictures to grab exactly what I wanted from the 4x6 print. I know I could edit them before printing but I'm not very diligent about that. I can't be alone on that can I? Definitely not!

Simple Stories just came out with some photo crops to do precisely that job! Well, here is my version. All you need is a little vellum
and some washi tape, it's really that simple.

Untitled
 

Pardon the glare on the photo! So, I took some vellum and measured out the size I wanted my photo to be, laid it over the 4x6 and I could see exactly what part of the photo I was getting in that size, stuck it down with washi and put it through my trimmer. I've seen the Simple Stories ones used with scissors, but I'd be too afraid of the crop shifting, or not getting as straight and clean a cut as I'd like. The washi is great to use because it's not overly sticky and doesn't leave a residue behind, and I have more washi than I think I'll ever use. I hope you find this little shortcut useful for cropping your photos!"

Thank you Tiiu, this is a great tip!

And thank you all for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

Wow, it's is Tuesday AGAIN, ALREADY!   And that means we have some more of Eileen's fabulous Kit Club Inspiration to share with you!


In true Eileen fashion, this layout features a fabulous title and great embellishing!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check back tomorrow for a tutorial!

Your friends at ScrapMuch?


Friday, May 16, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team A

Hi there and happy Friday!

It looks like it will be a great weekend for scrapping as rain is in the forecast, if you get some time to play, please link up for your chance at a prize.

Here is your sketch....


And here is your Team A DT inspiration!


a great example of how to stretch a sketch!

Tiiu 


Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until Thursday,  May 29th, at midnight to participate in any of May's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

We know we have a lot of card makers in our midst, so today we are sharing some great cards created by Eileen to inspire you!









Are these not the cutest grouping of animal cards you have ever seen?

Thanks for joining us today!
Laura
xoxo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reverse Masking - Tutorial

Hi there!

Recently, I was chatting with Elaine and she mentioned that she wished this hexagon mask was actually in reverse, so that she could mask the outlines opposed to the actual interior of the mask.

That got me to thinking, and I came up with this technique and thought I would share.


I started out applying paint directly to my mask, for a fine mask like this one you need a fair amount of paint.


Then I flipped it over onto the paint I wanted to mask, you will need to press down carefully on the mat to make sure it is making contact with the paper.

 

This is what it will look like when you remove the mask.


I decided to use this technique recently on a layout that I created.  I painted even more paint onto my mask this time, giving me really good coverage. 



This is the layout that I made.

Using this technique, we can get twice as much use out of each of our masks!  How is that for a really economical way to add to our mask stash!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

We have a new layout to share with you today, created by Eileen, using this month's kit club contents!


Eileen does such an incredible job of showing us how versatile the kits are!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Manufacturer Spotlight - Simple Stories

HI there!

Seeing as the may 1st reveal was based a Simple Stories' HEY MOM Collection, we thought that Simple Stories should be in the spotlight this month.


If you usually pop in on their blog once in a while you know that they always have great inspiration!   But did you know that they have changed their blog home?  You can now find them here.  I have visited a few times lately and see that they have a few new AMAZING collections coming out!

They also have a really unique two page sketch posted here, you should play along!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team B

Hi there and happy Friday!

It is Team B's, very first reveal!  We know you will be inspired by what you see!

Here is your sketch....



And here is your Team B DT inspiration!





Aren't they fabulous!  We hope they inspire you to play along!

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until Thursday,  May 29 29th, at midnight to participate in any of May's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

Can you believe it is Thursday already?  It seems the weeks are lying by lately.

How about some scrappy inspiration to get you in the mood for the weekend.







 (you can click on any image to make in larger)

I thought i would share a few pages from Elaine today, she has been creating some really amazing stuff , it definitely inspires me to play!

Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo