Monday, October 21, 2013

October ATC's

Fall is here, and that was my inspireation behind this months ATC's.  Fall is my favorite time of year, I love all the colors!  This months class is October 26th from 10 am - 1pm at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington, call to reserve your seat at 309-585-0409.  We will be learning several inking techniques with this class, it will be fun!  Hope to see you there :) 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Mini Album

Hi everyone, Bobbi here :) today I'm sharing a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spell Mini Album Class I will be teaching at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington.  Class will be Saturday, October 26th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. I look forward to seeing you there, reserve a seat space is limited!  If you can't make it, call ahead for a kit at 309-585-0409.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September ATC Class

Happy Saturday everyone!!!  Sorry I've been gone for so long, lots been going on :)  I have September's ATC Class to share with you today.  We will be making 9 vintage style ATC's Saturday, September 21st from 10am to 1pm.  If you would like to reserve a seat please call The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington at 309-585-0409, if you can't make it to class, call and reserve a kit!  Lots of fun stamping :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Simple Stories Vintage Bliss

Hello everyone, Bobbi here!!  Today, I'm sharing a layout I did using Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection for The Scrapbooking Studio.  It makes me so happy when I get the opportunity to work with a collection I might not have  choose myself.  It helps me get outside my comfort zone and have fun with it.  If you have been to my blog much, by now you probably have seen that I really like the distressed, vintage, grunged up look, using a darker color palate.  This collection is more of a pastel floral and so pretty, I would encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and see what happens :)  I had a great time!

For this layout I cut the flower here and the hello here, using my Cameo Silhouette.  The banners I cut by hand.
I made great use of the sticker sheet that comes in the collection pack and then added a few Studio Calico wood veneers.
To finish it off I added a few of the dimensional stickers from the collection.  Then I took some Mr. Huey & October Afternoon Sprinkler Sprays and flicked some color on the page.  The colors that I used were MH-Splash, First Kiss, Opaque White & OAS-Token.  Thanks for looking, I hope you give it a try!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone!  Today, I'm giving you a peek into the Graphic 45 French Country Mini Album Class coming up Saturday, July 27th.  We will be working with every single paper in the collection!  It's a good sized mini album measuring at 9x8, lots of opportunities for pictures and journaling.  Give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington 309-585-0409, to reserve your seat, space is limited.  If you can't make it to class, reserve a kit.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July ATC's

Hi there, today I am sharing my current ATC class for July with you.  It's really a light and fun collection, I had a great time working with it!  You can transform these cards into just about anything, Birthday, Thank You or Everyday greeting cards.  You could even incorporate them into your photo album...I'm even thinking Project Life!  Class will be Saturday, July 20th from 10 am - 1 pm at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington give us a call at 309-585-0409 to reserve a seat, if you can't make it reserve a kit. 
 I hope to see you there.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Birthday Card

Today, I would like to share a birthday card I recently made for my Dad.  You know all those fun ATC classes I hold, well this is what I do with a lot of them.  I turn my ATC's into greeting cards.  All of the stamped images are Tim Holtz stamps.  I used a kraft cardstock base for my card.  I used a combination of Bazzill Kraft and Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock for the rest of my card.  To get that worn distressed look on the Kraft Core, just use a Sanding Grip on the color side of the paper.  It exposes some of the kraft base and remove some of the color and you get a really cool distressed look.  I shaded all the edges of my paper pieces and distressed with a bone folder.  The arrow is a Studio Calico Wood Veneer (you can never have too many wood veneers, lol)

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Trinket Box

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day!  Up today, I have the last of my projects using Crate Paper's DIY Shop Collection.  I used 2 Sizzix dies and chipboard to form my box & stand.  The first  Cupcake Stand & Pennant die 657728 made a great base and the second is Square Box die 658058, it is really quite large once assembled.  You can used both of these dies alone or use as I did and stack them for a totally different look.  I used the chipboard, ephemera and paper from the collection.  Then I added some Tim Holtz pieces and a few Studio Calico wood veneers.

I shaded all paper pieces with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and a blending tool.  Then distressed the edges with a bone folder.

You can find everything used to create this fun trinket box at The Scrapbooking Studio.  Thanks for looking, give it a try :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

DIY Shop Tag

Hello, Hello :)  Today I have a vintage tag I made for The Scrapbooking Studio.  I used Crate Paper - DIY Shop ephemera pieces and chipboard.  I also used a manila tag that I colored with Tim Holtz Stains (Wild Honey & Scattered Straw).  I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and a blending tool with foam.  To finish it off I added a Tim Holtz Custom Fastener & Mini Paper Clip, also a Studio Calico wood veneer with bling.

Friday, June 7, 2013


Happy Friday, Bobbi here, today I'm sharing a layout I did with Crate Paper's - DIY Shop.  Notice how the colors in today's layout are more subtle than yesterday's layout, but still from the same collection.  I love how there is little bits of shiny gold goodness in this line, I am really liking the gold trend right now.  For this layout, I trimmed some of the pattern papers down and also used several pieces from the ephemera pack in the collection, as well as some of the chipboard pieces.  I shaded the edges of all my paper, chipboard and wood veneers with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  I then distress all the edges of the paper pieces with a bone folder, you could also use a distressing tool.

My wood veneers are from Studio Calico.  I covered my wood veneer geo tag with gold WOW glitter. Then I added a few Stampendous Frantage Gilded Mica Fragment Flakes, to step up the gold to the next level.

Lastly, I stamped the wood veneer banner with gold pigment ink and American Crafts 5th & Frolic Collection stamp set.

You can find the products I used for this layout at The Scrapbooking Studio.  I hope you give it a try!  Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

DIY Shop...

Here is a layout I did using Crate Paper's - DIY Shop as a Design Team project for The Scrapbooking Studio.  This line has a very vintage feel and the colors are great.  I used a handful of the patterned papers, the ephemera pack and the chipboard as well, all from the collection.  I cut all my pieces down as needed, then I shaded around all edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  After shading, I distressed my edges with a bone folder, you could also use a distressing tool.

I also used a few of my wood veneers from Studio Calico.

I encourage you to give it a try!  You can find this collection at The Scrapbooking Studio. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June ATC's & Vintaj Book Pendant Classes

Hi all, sorry it's been far too long since I have blogged last.  I'm glad the rain has given us a bit of a break, I'm a little rained out :)  I'm sharing the June ATC class with you today, I know this is so not my norm I'm having such fun with it.  I love the bright colors and I have discovered I really like to doodle.  Class is Saturday, June 15th from 10am-1pm.  If you would like to reserve your seat, give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington 309-585-0409.  If you can't make it to class, call and reserve a class kit.  I plan on incorporating these fun bright cards into my Dylusions Art Journal!!!

The same day, right after the mornings ATC class, we will learn how to work with Vintaj natural brass.  We will be making a book pendant that you can wear long or short, your choice.  Class is Saturday, June 15th from 2-5 pm.  Give us a call to reserve your seat at 309-585-0409. We will be learning several techniques working with the natural brass.   I look forward to seeing you.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vintaj Book Pendant Class

Happy Wednesday everyone, today I am giving you a sneak peek at a Vintaj Book Pendant Class I will be teaching.  This book pendant measures 24 inches long, but is fully adjustable to a shorter length.  We will be learning several techniques working with Vintaj natural brass pieces.  Class will be Saturday, May 25th from 2pm to 5pm right after the ATC class, at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington if you would like to reserve a seat give us a call at 309-585-0409.  Thanks :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May ATC Class

Hi everyone, I've got the May ATC Class sample done for you!  I thought we had better start gearing up for Father's Day it's right around the corner, so the ATC's are very masculine.  I love the stamps and dies we are using :)  Class is Saturday, May 25th 10am - 1pm.  Give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington 309-585-0409 to reserve your seat.  Hope to see you there, it will be fun!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April ATC's

Hi everyone, Bobbi here. I wanted to give you a peek at April's ATC Class.  Class is Saturday, April 27th 10 am - 1 pm, give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington 309-585-0409 to reserve your seat.  Hope to see you there :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Melt Art Canvas

Hi everyone, Bobbi here just wanted to share a little preview with you.  I'll be teaching a Melt Art Canvas Class Saturday, April 27th from 2-6pm.  We will learn several techniques using UTEE and The Melting Pot, then we will incorporate everything into a canvas.  If you would like to take this class, give us a call at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington at 309-585-0409 to reserve your seat. 
 Hope to see you there :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I think we are starting to thaw out after all the snow that was dumped on us a few days ago :)  I can't speak for everyone, but I sure am ready for spring!  Today I'm sharing a couple of layouts with you that I did using Echo Parks Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.  This was my first try at the formatted pages, let me tell I am HOOKED!!!  I just love that it is so easy to work with.  You can either put a few pictures in or you can really load up.  I chose only a few, because I had to leave room to have fun creating :)  I used my Cameo Silhouette and a couple of cut files.  Here are the cut files that I used Love Life Cards, Always Remember  and Smile on the Silhouette website.  I used a glassine bag from SRM and loaded it with confetti that I had punched out along with some square sequins I had in my stash.  I put the heart life card I cut on top of the glassine bag and sewed it shut.  I used some wood veneers from Studio Calico, My Minds Eye washi tape and just some sequins I had in my stash.  I really liked using the black and white photos with all the pops of color.  I will absolutely be doing more or these formatted scrapbook pages in the future!

Now for this second layout I used MME and Pebbles washi tape, SC wood veneers, sequins and a few more cut files on my Cameo.  Circle HeartsLove and Family Word Tag

Now for my final project with this collection, I made a card.  A dark gray card stock as my base.  I layered a few of the cut out pieces.  Then I cut a banner with my Cameo, here is the cut file Banner and of course I finished it off with some SC wood veneers.

Can you believe it, not a single piece distressed or inked!!!  I truly love all styles, but my heart is still vintage.  Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 book with Echo Park.

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a mini book I did with Echo Park's Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.  I think I say this every time, but I had such fun working with this collection, it was full of color!  I used my Silhouette Cameo and a few cut files to make some of the pages, you can find them here at the Silhouette Store Today Album PageStar Album Page and the Love Album Page.  I used 140 lb cold press watercolor paper to cut out the "Today, Star and Love" pages, then I had some fun with Faber-Castell's Gelatos.  I used the Gelatos as a watercolor.  I took a non stick craft mat and smeared some color from the Gelatos on it, then took a wet paint brush and picked up some color, then painted till I achieved the look I was after.  To help dry faster, I used my heat tool.  The watercolor paper held up nicely.

I used some washi tape to accent (My Minds Eye & Pebbles).

All of the ink splatters are Mister Huey's & October Afternoon mists.

All the stickers used are from the Photo Freedom Volume 1 Collection.

All the wood pieces are Wood Veneers from Studio Calico.

Here is a list of all the Gelato & Mist colors that I used on this project.
Faber-Castell Gelato's - Cotton Candy, Guava, Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Butter Cream and butterscotch.
Mister Huey's -  Desert, Splash and Opaque White
October Afternoon - Token

You can find these products at The Scrapbooking Studio.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March ATC Class

Hi everyone, Bobbi here bringing you this months ATC Class.  We will be working with lots of Wendy Vecchi's stamps!  We will also be altering some of Wendy's Blossom Bucket pieces.  It's going to be a blast, you won't want to miss it :)  Class will be at The Scrapbooking Studio-Bloomington Saturday, March 16th from 10am-1pm, give us a call to reserve your seat at 309-585-0409.  If you can't make it to class, sign up for a kit!  I just LOVE Wendy's sassy stamps, hope to see there!

Monday, February 25, 2013

On Trend Mini Album

Hi everyone, I would like to share a few quick photos of a Mini Album Class I am teaching at The Scrapbooking Studio - Bloomington location.  The class will be Sunday, April 7th from 1-5pm, call to reserve your spot at 309-585-0409.  If you can't make it to class ask for a kit!  Hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dyan Reaveley Fun at CHA

Dyan Reaveley was in full force with her Dylusions line at Winter CHA 2013.  This lady is a hoot, she has a great personality and she is SO FUNNY :)

 Dyan's art work is amazing!
She had so many wonderful samples in her booth!

I love her couture line.

I love how she doodles the patterns right into the fabrics.

Dyan with Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter.

The last four project are Dina Wakley's.  Dina & Jim are both on Dyan's design team.

(Dina Wakley)

I love the birds!!!

(Dina Wakley)

These are awesome, I love how she uses black around the silhouette it really makes it pop!

(Dina Wakley)

(Dina Wakley)

I had such a good time taking pictures of all the samples, they are GREAT inspiration!
Thanks for looking :)