Monday, June 30, 2014

July 5th All Ages Crop Cancellation

Hi friends,

Due to a slight change of plans we have decided to cancel our July 5th crop, we hope you will join us for our July 19th crop!

See you soon! 
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

July 5th All Ages Crop Cancelled

Hi friends,

Due to a slight change of plans we have decided to cancel our July 5th crop, we hope you will join us for our July 19th crop!

See you soon!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Join us for our All ages crop and class this Saturuday!

Hi there!

 Registration is open of our all ages crop!

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.  



Kids Class

On-site store available for all your shopping needs!


Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?


Friday, June 27, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team B

Hi there and happy Friday!

Here is your last sketch for June (where did the time go)....


And here is your Team B DT inspiration!





Now it's your turn and we cannot wait to see what you create!

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 Sunday,  June 29th, at midnight to participate in any of June'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!

 *note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

I am super excited to share a couple of Elaine's gorgeous pages with you today....






I know this will get your mojo flowing in time for the weekend!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Background Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a new tutorial to share today.  Lately I have been admiring the look some scrappers are creating on their backgrounds.  Karen on the  Sketch DT, used it on a few of her recent creations and I have surely been loving it - but honestly I thought it must be a convoluted process to create something so pretty - um wrong!

Well the other day I sat down to give it a try, so easy, so fun and so pretty - that's all I can say!  Check it out....

You will need a Tim Holtz distress ink pad (or other brand of alcohol ink pad),a mist bottle with water in it, a craft mat and a piece of white cardstock.


So let's get started.

Start by rubbing the ink pad around on your craft mat in approximately the size you would like it on your paper. (Note - I am recycling a Silhouette mat cover in lieu of a craft mat.  They work really well, are washable and can be reused several times.  I always keep the covers when I have to discard a mat.)

 This is what it should look like.

Now give your inked area a light mist with the water in your misting bottle.  Add some variety by misting more heavily in some areas than others.

This is what it will look like. So far, so easy right?

 The last step is to place your cardstock over the concoction you just created, pressing lightly where you want the most impact.

 This is the project, that I created with my misted - watery background.  I just love it.  FYI, it dries really quick without aid.

Now back to the homemade craft mat ;)
 A quick wipe with a baby wipe and it is ready to go again.
 Honestly these little babies are super, I have even washed them is a sink of warm soapy water!. Bear in mind, the craft mats can be used with heat tools, this one cannot. Lucky you, two tips in one day!
 (inquire with the ladies at ScrapMuch? about ordering these in for you if you would like a multi purpose option)

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

I cannot believe we are sharing the last of the kit club inspiration with you for the June kit... whee did the month go?

Eileen has outdone herself again, don't you agree?



Don't forget you still have a few days left to play along with all of our sketches and the colour challenge for your chance at the prizes this month!

Thanks for joining us!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team A and a New Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today!

Hi there and happy Friday!

Here is your sketch....


And here is your Team A DT inspiration!




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 Sunday, June 29th, at midnight to participate in any of June'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!

*note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Also, the newest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is available free with minimum purchase beginning tomorrow during our crop!




... both Elaine and Laura were fortunate enough to have layouts published in this issue!  Have a look!

Elaine

Laura

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

We have some fabulous inspiration for you, created by our friend / customer Nancy...







We love what Nancy did this collection and her creative embellishing, great job Nancy!

If you would like to have your layouts featured, please email them to Laura at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca .

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Playing with Vellum - Tutorial

Hi there!

I have something fun to share today - a fun little tutorial.

It is probably not a secret to most of you, but I LOVE vellum.... you can do so much with with - soft layers, delicate embellies, sequin pockets .... and so forth.  But did you know that you could print photos on it?  Well, you sure can!


The other day I thought I should give it a whirl, so I got my baby all set up (an Epson Picturemate Charm - best photo printer evah!)  - now bear in mind that each printer may differ slightly but this is what I did.


My  first attempt didn't work, I cut the vellum to 4 x 6 inches and place it into the paper feed, well when I hit print it just fed the vellum straight through and gave me an error message (something about thickness, though I cannot remember the exact term). 

So on my second try I used Washi tape to temporarily secure the vellum to a piece of photo paper, it worked like a charm!  (I'd say no pun intended but if you skipped past the first part of this post you won't get it ;)


I dries pretty quickly, but I did set it aside for about  5 minutes to make sure.


I love the effect, soft and wispy, transparent while maintaining the definition of the photo.


So in case you want to try something a little different - give this a shot - it is fun and easy - I think it would look great in black and white too!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi thee!

We have some more incredible inspiration from  Eileen, for you today using this months super fun kit!



So glad you checked in today!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Are you cropping with us?

 Dear Friends,

 We would love for you to join us or our crop and class on Saturday!

 Come Crop with Us!

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!


Crop Class Details: 2 coordinating single page layouts for one special price!


When: Saturday June 21st, 2:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford 
Cost: $10.00 + 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.

Also, don't forget that registration is open of our all ages crop!

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*.  



Photo to follow soon.  *while supplies last


On-site store available for all your shopping needs!

(class details to follow)

You can also register for our annual and amazing ScrapPink crop!

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!

And while we are at it we should mention that spaces are filling up really quickly for both of our fall retreats, so if you are thinking about attending, give us a call to secure your spot!

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.

Thank you for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sketch-y Friday with Team B

Hi there and happy Friday!

Here is your sketch....



And here is your Team A 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 Sunday, June 29th, at midnight to participate in any of June'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!

 *note - If you are playing along using Flickr the team will no longer be leaving comments, due to changes in Flickr policies and passwords.  However, we will be checking out your entries for sure and you are definitely eligible for the prize draw. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there! 

Another week is flying by - pretty soon the kiddos will be out of school for the summer and we will be making many sunny memories to scrapbook!

And speaking of sunshine and simmer, check out these gorgeous cards created by Eileen that remind me of a lovely summer garden! 





So glad you stopped by!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!