Sunday, February 24, 2008

New sizes of photo prints and Sale!

Here is our new list of photo sizes available. This week only until Friday the 29th, we are offering a 15% discount on all photo orders. Just use the code winterdisc15.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Classes and New Products

Kaiser Craft Galore- We ordered the entire catalog of papers, rubons, bling, flowers, brads, cards & board books and crafts. They have so many items that it is taking us days to get it all priced and on the floor.

We just got in an adorable summer line and birthday line from 3 Bugs in a Rug. The explosion box kit is very cool.

Speaking of explosion boxes, join Gina Painter as she teaches this fun class how to make this Birthday Explosion box on Thursday February 28th from 6-8 pm. Fee $24

STICKLES in a rainbow of shades and new Stickles Ice colors too.

Carolee's Creations had some great lines that we couldn't pass up including new horse papers, kite paper, sister items and spring goodies.

My Family Word Album Class – Saturday February 23 12-2 pmBright colors, flowers and ribbons adorn this adorable 12 page board book album. We will be using the Kaiser Paper Line Playtime instead of the Bo Bunny paper this time. Fee $25

Friday, February 15, 2008

Creative Cafe and New Classes

Hi Everyone,

We have lots of great classes lined up for this coming week. We are starting off with Creative Cafe Sunday all day. I got out my sewing machine for this one and stiched a couple of papers right to the page. Layout fee is $3.

Join Gina Tuesday February 19th from 6-8 pm as she shows you how to make 4 snowy Jack Frost pages. If you have taken one of Gina's classes you know that you will love her layouts. Fee $22

Wednesday evening, February 20, 6-8 pm, Lisa Hetrick will be joining us to teach Designing with Patterned Papers. Together you will find your inner Artist! You will be getting out of the scrapbooking box and really mixing up the patterns. You will learn multi layer design techniques and how to select and mix busy patterened papers for a unique look. The best part is that you get to pick your own supplies the day of the class! Fee $20

My Family Word Album Class – Saturday February 23 12-2 pm
Bright colors, flowers and ribbons adorn this adorable 12 page board book album. We will be using the Kaiser Paper Line Playtime instead of the Bo Bunny paper this time. Fee $25

Join me on Friday February 29th from 12-2 for an Intro to Photoshop Elements using quick pages. Bring some photos on a cd, flash drive, or memory card and you will get to make and print out 4 digital pages. Fee $30

We got lots of wonderful products in today. Stickles in a rainbow of shades and even some Ice Stickles and liquid pearls in 2 shades. We got 5 Bo Bunny Lines. About 6 Kaiser Lines of paper and Piggy Tales Window books that were just featured in Paper Crafts Magazine.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Demo Day Previews

DemoDay is this Saturday February 16th from 11-4. We will be having 5 great projects featuring this layout using Fancy Pants papers and the Bo Bunny Flexible ruler, a mini 8 page book using the White Out Promenade line by We R Memory Keepers, a fold out card using Basic Grey 2 Scoops and 2 more fun stamping cards. Each station is $2 and if you somplete all 5, you will receive 10% off your purchases for the day.

Sandy had another fun filled painting class and more beautiful works of art were created. Her last session of the Beach painting will be on Thursday February 21st from 12-2. She will be starting a new outdoors class on Tuesday February 26th from 6-8 pm. Both classes are $22 each and you will leave with 2 painted pages.

Creative Cafe Sunday. I'll be sewing up an all new layout using the fun Creative Cafe products. (I really brought my sewing machine in for this one.)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Creative Cafe Projects and Preview of Demo Day

Hello everyone,

It's been a busy week at Photo Scraps. We have started doing some photo procesing and the prints are great. I've had my first couple of Photoshop classes and only one major catastrophy. I felt horrible today during class when the power went out and the students layouts were lost. I'm not sure if it was the wind or a bad accident but we were without power for about an hour.

Tomorrow, Monday from 4-8 pm, we have our Valentines edition of the Creative Cafe. There are 3 Valentines cards to choose from. You can make one or all 3. Each card is $2. We are having a layout edition of the Creative Cafe on Thursday night from 4-8. Layout is $3.

Lisa found a great new stamp company. Ok, I don't know if it is new but it is new for us. Cat's Life Press stamps have some great journaling prompts that are perfect for scrapping or unique cards.

Speaking of stamps, We are having a special order catalog sale on Hero Arts and Outlines stamp companies. Come check out the catalogs, place your orders, and you will get 10% off for prepaying. All orders must be placed on or before February 29th.

We got some great new cartoon character papers. Shrek, Garfield, Veggie Tales, Thomas the Train, Land before Time and Curious George.

Bazzill has some great paper flower to match their wonderful cardstock. We also got matching Brads in different sizes.

Monday, February 4, 2008

New Previews of classes and Creative Cafe

6 – 8 p.m. - $26 by Lisa Hetrick

This two page layout class will make you wish for snow. You will get a great hands on lesson on how to best use doodle templates. This class includes a Swirly Doodle template, three markers, two pieces of cardstock, three Heidi Swapp snowflakes and use of stickles to make your layout sparkle.

Creative Cafe Project for Tuesday February 5, 2008. We will be making this adorable tag book this week using the goodies from the Cafe bar and matching rub-ons. Fee $3.
Join me next Monday night February 11th for two Creative Cafe Valentine's card projects.
Join Gina Thursday February 7th from 6-8 pm as she shows you how to make this snowy Jack Frost 2 page layout. She will be adding the new Embroidered Snowflakes and bling.
Fee $14

First PhotoShop Elements class -
Friday February 8th from 12-2. Fee $20
In this introductory class, I will be taking you thru all the very basic steps of making your first digital layout. You will take your photo and make some background digital paper to match. This class will help you understand layers and some of the basic editing tools that Photoshop has to offer. You will leave the class with one 12 x 12 printed photo layout.
Please Bring one digital photo with you to class on either a camera memory card, a USB memory stick or a CD. We could also download your photo from any online photo gallery. Just be sure that the image size is big when downloading from a photo gallery. If the image was compressed by the website, it may not be big enough to print clearly on your layout.
This class will repeat on Sunday February 10th from 12:30 to 2:30 & from 3:00 to 5:00. Also, on Monday February 18th from 6-8 pm.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Photo Processing is up and running! & February's Class Schedule

We have photos! AND a web system to order photos!

We have processed our first order and know I know what I am doing. My husband knew how to do this stuff days ago but.... Anyways, you can now process your photos right here in the store or upload them online thru our automated photo processing service. Here is the link.

We can currently only process 4 x 6, 12 x 12 or 12 x 18. In the next couple of weeks we will be adding 5 X 7 and 8x10 prints. The prices are .25 cents for a 4 x 6, $3.99 for a 12 x 12 and $8.99 for 12 x 18. If you process prints in the store, you can wait for about 30 minutes and pick them up. I included step by step instructions to talk you through your first order.

Select Photo Processing

Enter your billing and shipping information.

Log in and select Print, Share or View Photos

Select your photos from your computer and press send.

After your photos upload, select print from the bottom of the screen.

Select the number of prints you want of each photo and the type of print. Most digital cameras take photos that are 4 x 5.3 inches. If you select 4 x 6 Fit, your photos will not be cropped but they will have a white border on 2 edges. If you select 4 x 6 cropped, the photo will print at 4 x 6 but the computer will adjust the print to fit the frame and two edges will be slightly cropped. All our prints are printed on a Fujicolor Crystal Archive luster paper that resists finger prints. Our photo printer is a Noritsu mini photo lab that does full photo processing versus other printers that are forms of ink jet and dye sublimation. This means that our prints the highest quality available.

If you would like to share your gallery with friends and relatives, add their email addresses on this page. When done, press next.

If you would like us to burn a CD of your prints, check yes and enter how many you would like.

Select a delivery method. Either pick up the prints at the store or have them delivered to your home. Easy beautiful prints.

Finally, February's Schedule. Yeah!!! You will notice lots of classes including the promised Photoshop Elements classes. Lisa Hetrick has some wildly creative classes planned including a template class, designing with patterened papers, birthday card class and a hybrid class that combines digital and paper in one layout. Creative Cafe has been so much fun that we are having one every week and even running one all day on a Sunday. Sandy's Intro to Painting class was a big hit. You can see all the smiling faces an painted masterpieces below the schedule. Demo Day plans have come together and I'm sure you will love the projects.

Class Descriptions

Creative CafĂ©’ is here and Happy Hour ideas will be served. New ideas weekly. Fee is based on your creations.

TGIF & Ladies Night Crops – We’ll be cropping every Friday and Saturday night from 6-midnight. Dinner and crop goodies will be served. Fee $15

My Family Word Album Class – Bright colors, rub-ons and ribbons adorn this adorable 12 page board book album.
Fee $25

Winter Friends Board Book Class – Create cozy memories with this fun 6 x 6 12 page board book. $28

Intro Painting on the Page Class – Ever wonder how to paint palm trees and beach sand on your page? Come join our guest instructor, Sandy Biddinger who is a certified Donna Dewberry One Stroke Painting Instructor. Fee $22

My Word Believe Album – This fun Disney inspired 7 letter board book class is sure to make a great memento of your Disney memories. Fee $29

My Word Love Album – Many people want to know how to create the adorable LOVE album they have seen in the magazines for months. Now is your chance. Fee $16

Doodlidoo Layout class with Lisa Hetrick – Not only will you leave with a great 2 page layout; you will also receive a Template and 3 markers.
Fee $26

Jack Frost Layout classes with Gina Painter. In one class, you will make a 2 page winter layout with added embroidered snowflakes with bling. In the Mega class, 4 great snowy layouts. Fees $14 and $22 respectively

Intro to PhotoShop Elements 5 – This class will teach you the basic steps involved with creating your first digital layout. You will receive a class handout with instructions so you can recreate this technique at home later. Please bring one digital photo with you on disc or memory card. You will leave with your first 12 x 12 digital layout. Fee $20

Intro to PhotoShop Elements 5 – Make and go home with 4 digital layouts using quick pages. Please bring photos. Fee $30

Designing With Patterned Paper – Lisa Hetrick will teach you the basics of designing layouts using patterned papers. Bring photos for paper matching for this 2 page layout. Fee $20

Birthday card class- Join Lisa Hetrick and make 8 birthday cards in 4 designs using patterned paper, rubber stamps and ribbon. Fee $20

Painting on the Page part 2 – Learn to paint flowers and leave with a beautiful spring layout. Fee $22

Going Hybrid with Lisa Hetrick – Lisa will show you some great photo editing techniques and then you will print out your photos to use on a paper scrapbook page. Fee $22

Birthday Explosion Box Class – This gift wrapped birthday box hides that it has hidden scrapbook pages inside. Fee $24

New Adorable Penguin paper and elements from Imaginesce.

Lots of new goodies in the baby isle.

The album wall is filled and we also have albums scattered throughout the store in the different categories.

Smiling faces during and after the Intro to Painting class with Sandy Biddinger and her helper Val Linder. This class was so popular that we added 2 more segments due to the size of our waiting list. On February 26th from 6-8, Sandy will be having a part 2 intro class that will be a different 2 page layout. I'll post the photos when I get the samples later in the month.