Sunday, 26 December 2010
A Trip Down Memory Lane Up to 75% off.
Scrapagogo Kit club - Myself, Jackie & Fi subscribe to theri kits, but they have a few in the sale if you want to give one a go.
Friday, 17 December 2010
A couple of you have asked for reviews and information about new ranges to be included on the blog, so here's a new feature..." A girl can never have too many...." Now I can't confess to being completely on the ball here, but I will start looking at products and stores within this feature to introduce you or highlight places to shop and brands to drool over. Look out for lots of sneak peeks in January as the main industry conference takes place.
So, what do I have first for you.... Stamps!
You know I'm a lover of all things Tim Holtz, especially his stamps. I'm also a huge fan of red rubber stamps. You get nice clean crisp images from them as I often find acrylic stamps can spread a little if you're not careful. My second favourite stamps are Paper Artsy Stamps, which you can buy direct from them at http://shop.paperartsy.co.uk/index.asp.
If you are still looking for some Christmas stamps then check put these beauties. You can find them in the “Hot Picks” section of the shop along with a couple of other Christmas sets.
Paper Artsy sell their stamps as cling mounted so you can use them with your acrylic block, or for slightly less, un-mounted. You can use a glue stick to attach them to your block or mount them yourself with EZMount which you can buy in sheets roughly A4 size for about £5.00.
A quick note on EZMount. There are two products that you can use to mount your rubber stamps so that you can use them with an acrylic block, EZMount and KlingOn. I would recommend EZMount as the foam is firmer and slightly thicker giving you a better impression when you stamp, and a longer lasting product. If you want to mount your own stamps then a must is an investment in some of the Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors as you will need the none-stick coating when cutting the foam as it is VERY sticky.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Hello! Hopefully you all enjoyed Saturdays class and finished off your snowflakes.
As requested below are some photo’s of the pages I had made for my book. After that I’ll detail the stamps that we used should you be tempted to purchase some. BE WARNED though – Tim Holtz stamps are HIGHLY addictive!!! But the Christmas ones go oh so well with the Graphic 45 papers we were using.
Fingers crossed these will give you a few ideas if you’re getting stuck.
Now then some of those stamps…. the first three set are this years releases.
Lots of store sell Tim Holtz Stamps, but for ease you can find these sets at That’s Crafty! Laura gives great service as well and provided most of our supplies for this class. The link takes you to all of Tim’s sets that she sells, but do take a look around the store, and don’t blame me for the amount you spend!
I’ll be bring the stamps along to the January crop for people to use them if needs be and I’d love to see how your books are coming along if you’ve been using them to document your Christmas.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
12 Days of Christmas
Friday, 19 November 2010
Just a very quick note to let you know that the Christmas kits are all ready for when I get back from New York. I thought it was best done before jet lag rather than afterwards.
You will need to bring the following items with you to complete the project:
- paper trimmer
- cutting mat & craft knife
- small paint brush (artist type...not decorating type)
- foam pads/pop dots
- DST/tape runner
- large & medium acrylic stamping blocks
- crop-a-dile or similar hole punch (I will bring mine with me if you don't have one)
- Black & brown ink pads - versafine or ranger archival. I've used the coffee archival. They will be used for stamping. Please do not use stazon on the stamps.
- If you have one a gold ink pad & heat gun (gold inks usually need to be heat set to stop them rubbing off)
- Scrap paper (sheet of copy paper will do)
- Alphabets - stamps, or any left over thickers & stickers from Octobers classes.
- Fine ribbon to embellish - possibly gold, purple, green or red. Think Christmas colours.
- If you have them - baby wipes.
To help you to complete your Christmas record, start taking notes and photographs from the 1st december of your day. This could be receipts from Christms shopping, lists - to-do, christmas card, presents...anything at all Christmas related. If you have good or bad thoughts that day about the festive season - note them down.
Sadly I cannot order any more papers for the kits but I will be bringing some extra 2" book rings and chipboard if anyone would like some extra supplies to make other ring bound mini books.
See you all when I get back!
Monday, 8 November 2010
I have another purpose for offering a FREE class: to help you get a feel for what ALL of my other classes are like. If you choose to, you can easily continue your education here with me in a variety of ways: Digital scrapbooking, hybrid (paper + digi) scrapbooking, card-making, photo editing, albums, photography and more! We'll talk more about these in class, too!
It's easy to register!
- You'll need to make a free account here at JessicaSprague.com.
- Just click here to go to our Gift Code entry form, and enter this code: JSINSPIRE2010
- You'll be registered for the class, which you can find in your "My Classes" page.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
- your own handwriting
- a raised element
- at least three different patterned papers
Thursday, 14 October 2010
The class will be £26.50, but don't forget that includes over 50 items in your kit, as well as access to paints, stamps and templates. In addition you'll receive a host of prompts to help you fill your book full of thoughts and memories.
This is going to be a fabulous memory keeper and one that you can repeat each year if you want to!
If you'd like to join in with the class, please feel free to drop me an email now and either let me have your payment or bring it to the crop on the 30th October. I for one, am very excited about sharing this one with you!
Talking of the next crop, don't forget to put your name in the hat if you'd like to play Secret Santa to someone at the Christmas Crop!
Monday, 11 October 2010
Don't forget the next crop, on 30th October (Halloween costume optional...) is at the normal time of 14:00 - 17:00. As usual bring your mug if you want a decent sized cuppa to drink while you're scrapping.
There will be no class at the next crop so no kit, but there will be a sketch challenge if you are up for it. So just bring along your usual stash mountain.
I'll be back later on with details of a very special class for the December crop. Until then Happy Scrapping!
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Fingers crossed you like the look of it!
We've also got crop dates for 2011, so look over on the left and pop them in your diary!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Tickets to this show also allow entrance to Art Materials Live and Crafts for Christmas.
Know of a show, then drop me an email and we'll pop it on the blog!
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
If you are taking part in the classes we have lined up for you then you'll need to bring along your basic tool kit which should look like this....
And the photo's needed to complete the classes!
If you have any questions at all about the classes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , but note it is now too late to order a kit for the next crop.