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{school years} altered book class info…

the sample book for the {school years} altered book class is FINISHED and has been dropped off at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels. YAY!!!

this book is FULL of fabulous vintage finds: cool 40’s skinny pencils, 60’s plastic apple charms, HUGE 6 X 8 phonics cards from the 30’s, flash cards from the 30’s – 50’s, vintage game pieces and MORE! there are also some custom chipboard pieces featuring some fabulous vintage school related ephemera.

the book will be a wonderful way to display not only your child’s school photo through the years, but also their school work and art pieces. each year has a pocket for placing these treasures – you can scan and shrink to fit more in. there are also places for notes and a mini folder at the end that can hold more special momentos.

a great graduation gift idea for not only the graduate, but maybe mom or grandmom.

if you haven’t taken any of my altered book classes before, this is a good one to start with. once you learn the process, most of the book is repetition. if you are an “altered book veteran”, you’ll enjoy learning some new techniques featured in this book.

here are some pics of the finished book…

blog collage 1

blog collage 2

here are the details:

date: sunday, may 3

time: 12:30 to 5:30

cost: $65 - no kit fee for this class

food for snacktime about half way through class will be provided. NO naptime! LOL!

there are a few NEW RULES for my altered book classes:

1) no cancellations within 3 days of the class. so for this class, if you need to cancel for any reason, please do so by 4/29.

2) payment must be made 7 days in advance of class date. so please pay by 4/26 to hold your spot for the class.

a few more notes about this class:

1) front cover designs WILL vary, please view this post here for examples: IN SESSION

2) please select “boy” or “girl” so i can customize your kit and cover as best as possible.

i’ll be posting the supply list shortly.



school {book} is in session…

i’ve been hard at work designing the {school years} altered book. i thought i’d share a few sneak peeks with you.

the “bones” of the book are finished. there will be mats for pics kinder through 12th grade….

and each photo will have a pocket section behind it to hold momentos. if you have ephemera that fits – great, if not, photocopy, shrink and print!

there will be tabs in between each section that will have phonics cards, flash cards, postcards and more attached…

the front cover design will consist of a vintage pencil {waiting for these to arrive!}, a bracket shaped mini chalkboard, a strip of vintage sentence roll border and a girl or boy cut from the G45 papers and a chipboard piece. front covers will vary for this book. here are a few examples – roughly laid out – cover design isn’t finished!

i will be asking for a “boy” or “girl” selection when you sign up, and i’ll do my best to select designs with your choice in mind. i won’t be able to promise a certain design. 

i will have 23 spots available for this class.

remember, i’ll be posting more details as they come. mark your calendar for sign up starting april 1 – NO FOOLING! :)



{school years} altered book class


i have started work on my {school years} altered book class!

the papers for the book will be from Graphic 45’s ABC PRIMER collection.

i began pulling pieces and parts from my “junque” stash to use for this book; below is a collage pic of what i’ve selected so far…

collage (1024x512)

i have more goodies to add and i don’t know if all of the above items WILL be included, but i’ll do my best to get as much as i can in!

i think the front cover will have a chalkboard on it, but not sure of the size as yet. i’m playing with a few different sizes and styles.

i am hoping to get the sample book done in the next week or so and will be posting pictures when it is finished.

now, some of the details:

i had scheduled this class with Scrapbook N’ More for may 2 a few months back. unfortunately, neither of us realized that was National Scrapbook Day. susan is planning crops for that weekend, so the class needed to be moved. so it has been rescheduled for may 3. the good news is that if you would like to make a nice long weekend of cropping and crafting, you can plan on attending the crops and staying for the class. you may leave your supplies there for the duration if you attend all events.

i have not set a time or cost yet, but will do so soon. there will also be some info coming on payment and cancellation periods for the altered book classes. you can begin signing up for this class on april 1; i should have all the details set by then. 

if you are interested in this class, please sign up as soon as possible on or after april 1. going forward, i will not be adding spaces to my altered book classes. it is very difficult, time consuming and usually costly, to try and locate and purchase more of the unique items i use for these books. it also creates extra work and confusion for the store. whatever quantities i have on hand will determine class size. 

thanks for the continued interest in this class series…


new project and NEWS from TCW…


i posted a NEW project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

it is a moroccan inspired canvas purse…

moroccan bag canvas purse - use WM

you can view the project and it’s accompanying Snapguide on the TCW Blog by clicking here: MOROCCAN INSPIRED PURSE

TCW released LOTS of great new stencils at CHA and i used several to embellish this bag. inks and more from Clearsnap helped with the transformation.

that covers the “new”, now onto the NEWS!

The Crafter’s Workshop is looking for NEW design team members!

* do you like to play with stencils?

* do you like to use inks, paints, pencils on your projects?

* do you work with paper, fabric, ceramics, glass, wood – should i go on?

basically – if you like ANY kind of craft, you can use stencils to create it!

TCW is a great company to design for and you’ll get their latest and greatest stencils to play with!

if you are interested, check out the blog to get an idea of what types of projects the designers have created, then get busy creating some of your OWN projects to submit! or, if you’ve already done projects using TCW stencils, dig them up and start snapping pics of them!

you can get all the details here: TCW DT CALL. but HURRY! deadline is: MARCH 25, 2015


Texas Projects with Paper Wings Productions


Paper Wings Productions provided the great Texas themed stamps that i used for my {don’t mess with texas” book class…

as a thank you, i’ve designed 2 cards and a tag using the stamps and i’d like to share them with you. i’ve made a Snapguide for each of these projects that will list all the supplies you need and show you step-by-step how to make each of them…


howdy texas card wm - USE

Check out this guide on Snapguide


texas card - wm USE

Check out this guide on Snapguide


missions tag - wm (935x1280)

Check out this guide on Snapguide

i will be dropping these projects off at Scrapbook N’ More during my book class on 3/1. Scrapbook N’ More carries all the stamps used in these projects as well as LOTS of other great stamps from Paper Wings Productions so be sure to check them out when you SHOP!



i’ve had a box of kits at Scrapbook n’ More for quite awhile, but i haven’t added to it in quite awhile!

this sunday, while i’m toting all my stuff for my Texas book class, i’ll be also taking a bunch of kits!

most are priced $5 to $6, a few that have more goodies are priced a little higher. there are even kits that are finished and ready for photos.

you can find the kits in a black box on the sale table to the right of the entrance to the crop room.

charlotte has a nice display of kits as well at the back of the store.

so if you are in the market for some quick and easy scrapbook kits, be sure to check them out!

here’s some pics of what I am bringing. there are multiples of most kits, but a few are singles…


{don’t mess with texas} altered book class THIS sunday!!!


my {don’t mess with texas} DE-constructed altered book class THIS sunday!!!

i was at Scrapbook n’ More yesterday, and i think the book class is full but there were a few frame kits unspoken for. if you were interested in either class, please call Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up or for more info. although the book class is “wait list” only, it doesn’t hurt to get on it – there may be a last minute cancellation.

you can find the supply list for the class here: SUPPLY LIST, it is also posted on the Scrapbook n’ More’s facebook page.

you can find the supply lists for my classes, usually at least a week before the class, on the right sidebar of my blog, right under my photo. the list is headed as “class photos, descriptions and supplies”. just click on the class you are interested in and scroll through the page there to find all the class info.

if you are attending the class, remember that the store will be opening at 1:00, so if you’d like to come a little early and shop, please do! Scrapbook n’ More has LOTS of new CHA release goodies. and they also carry the Paper Wings Production stamps from Carrie Avery that we will be using in the class.

looking forward to the class!


february’s photoFULL & Money $aving $ketches classes


this month’s photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes will be held on tuesday, february 24 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels…

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: another BIG ONE! we are continuing with PAGE PROTECTOR months! during january, february and march photoFULL classes, i’ll be showing you how to get MORE photos on your pages using some of the different page protectors that are out there. if you have christmas photos still to crop, this is a good layout for them! this one holds about 20+ photos a mix of verticals and horizontals – you’ll use 12 horizontals in the page protector portion, and not much cropping of photos unless you want to. ALSO – a BONUS layout you can do using a few extra cardstocks and the leftover printed paper from the layout!

february pf - layout w protect  - BLOG (1280x382)

money $aving $ketches: layouts hold 6-7 photos each and use a mix of horizontal or vertical photos. some photos that can be cropped to 4 X 4 are good for these layouts.

february - M$$ layout 1 BLOG (1280x344)

february - M$$ layout 2 BLOG (1280x341)

you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes on tuesday, february 24, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for february at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in march. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.

shrink plastic mosaic tile frame with TCW stencils


i have a new post up on THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP BLOG

i used Stencils from TCW, Matte Shrink Film from Grafix and Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap to create this framed quote…

tcw - mosaic frame - WM

you can view the project as well as a link to a Snapguide i made to show you how to make this frame step-by-step in both photos and written directions on the TCW Blog.

please leave me a comment on the TCW Blog if you stop by so i’ll know you visited!



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