Wednesday, July 19, 2006

August Classes at Scrapbook Generation...

-- Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. - Thank You Cards Mini-Class
Craft two "thank you" cards with style, by using an "anywhere" hole punch for a "see-through" technique. Bright colors will make the cards perfect for any situation. Fee $5, with Allison Davis

-- Thursday, August 3 at 2 p.m. - Chipboard Keychain Charm
Start with Bazzill's extra-big "chips," and end up with a cute oversized keychain. Pretty patterned paper, some Mod Podge and other goodies, and you have a creation you'll want to make over and over. Fee $7, with Marti Blattert

-- Tuesday, August 8 at 6 p.m. - Explosion Mini-book
Using colors you choose, craft the latest craze, an "explosion" book. Ribbon, brads, and a clever folding technique make a striking, and unusual, way to showcase favorite photos. Fee $14, with Amy Estes

-- Thursday, August 10 at 2 p.m. - Scrapbooking 101
For anyone (of any age). Explore basic supplies. Learn basic skills such as cropping photos, designing a page, selecting papers and embellishments, and journaling. Create a two-page layout. Handouts on basic skills will be provided. Fee $10, with Marti Blattert

-- Tuesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. - Party Perfect Series: Birthday
When Allison decorated for her son's first birthday, she created a banner destined for double duty...its next life will be as a mini-scrapbook! Learn how to duplicate this banner/scrapbook perfect for any birthday. Create an invitation that's easy to reproduce later in the quantity you need. Primary colors, circles, and inking techniques give these party items pizazz. Allison will also share ideas for table decoration using photos of the birthday boy or girl, and ideas for cake decorating to match the banner and invitations. Fee $15, with Allison Davis

-- Thursday, August 17 at 2 p.m. - Anna Griffin's Grace's Garden
The Grace collection papers feature flowers and intricate, jewel-toned swirls and swags for this two-page layout. Create ribbon corners and a miniature album to journal memories or house artwork. Fashion flowers using satin ribbon and fabric brads to adorn an all-purpose card. Fee $15 with Debbie Sanders

-- Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. - Clothespin Photo Holder
This versatile oversized "clothespin" can be whatever you want: a photo holder, memo holder, recipe holder, or more. You'll pick papers and ribbons to match your idea...and decor. Fee $10, with Jennifer Mattix

-- Thursday, August 24 at 6 p.m. - Fun in the Sun Page Mini-Class
Learn to draw and stitch a free-style doodle border, and learn a titleing/lettering technique with a white pen. Create tiny sparkly embellishments from staples and beads. Citrus colors of lemon, lime, and orange make this one-page layout a standout. Fee $5, with Allison Davis

-- Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. - Altered Canvas Wall Art
Create a unique wall art (11x14) showcasing four favorite photos, with the theme "Live, laugh, love." Acrylic paint, papers in southing shades of blue provide a backdrop. (Bring one 5x7 photo and three pics to crop to about 2.5x3.5.) Make a clever coordinating card with ribbon ties. Fee $15, with Laura Parks

-- Thursday, August 31 at 2 p.m. - All Occasion Flower Pot Card Mini-Class
This all-occasion card may be too cute to send to someone else! This "flower pot" card with three blooms is the perfect design for delivering a summer message. Fee $5, with Allison Davis

Teachers Allison Davis, Marti Blattert, Amy Estes, Jennifer Mattix, and Laura Parks are all members of the Scrapbook Generation Design Team. Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders are "Creating Keepsakes" magazine award-winning scrapbook designers.

To register for August classes, or for more information, call Scrapbook Generation at 417-886-0440. To see the actual class projects, stop by the store. Projects are on display one month prior to the class offering.

Today's excitement at Scrapbook Generation:
New arrivals...
-- Daisy D's: new Gypsy collection (rich fall colors of gold, rust, green, and purple) and Girlfriends collection (bright pinks, blues, and greens) both with dozens of papers, monograms, and the cutest die-cut layering flowers, tags, and more;
-- Deluxe Designs: Plain Jane thick raw chipboard shapes in 26 -- YES -- 26 assortments -- you'll want every package!;
-- Better Homes and Gardens: the latest issue of Scrapbooks Etc.