Monday, March 31, 2008

April Schedule is out and Basic Grey is Here!

April Calendar is finally up and printed. We have lots of copies available at the store if you can't get this one to print out correctly. You can also email me and I will email you back a copy of the schedule.

We have lots of great classes available this month and have been getting in tons of new products.

When coming to classes at the store please bring your basic tool kit including your paper trimmer, scissors, and adhesive. If you are taking one of our altered book classes, you will need to bring an extra strong adhesive. Due to the complexity of many of our projects, you may have difficulty finishing the project before the store closes. We will be sure to have printed photos and instructions for you to finish your projects at home.

All of our classes have limited space available and payment is due when you sign up to ensure your spot in the class. If you are unable to attend a class that you have already signed up for, you will be given a full refund if you cancel with 24 hours notice. No refunds will be given with less than 24 hours notice, but we will hold class materials for you to do the projects at home.

Scenic Adventure Travel Accordion Album With Display Box

Sunday April 6th 2-4 PM

This Travel Album by Gina is perfect to display on your coffee table or desk. This album will truly showcase your vacation memories. Fee $28

Tuesday April 8th 6-8 PM Fee $26
8 Amazing pages with Scenic Route-
Join Tracy for this fast pace class and leave with 8 pages ready for your best summer photos.

Creative Cafe Monday and Wednesday nights 4-8 PM- We will be making an adorable accordion matchbook complete with rubber stamps, tags and ribbons. Fee $4 for Tag book. Fee $3 for layout.

Thursday April 10th 6-8 PM

Need a little LOVE? Join Lisa as she helps you create this ADORE-able heart shaped album, perfect for showing off photos of your loved ones. Fee $22

Wednesday April 16th 6-8 PM
Great Impressions Stamp of the Month card class – Join Susan as she makes 4 of this months’ stamp of the month cards. You will learn wonderful coloring techniques. Fee $20

Tuesday April 22nd 6-8 PM
Best of Times Chipboard Album – Gina created another mini book masterpiece using Creative Imaginations papers and 7 Gypsies 6x6 Chipboard Album. Fee $30

Thursday April 24th 6-8 PM

Peekaboo Album with new Tinkering Ink Chipboard and Acrylic album. Album has 4 chipboard pages with windows and 3 clear acrylic pages for layering. Fast paced class using an exacto knife and lots of rub ons. Fee $25

Wednesday April 30th 6-8 PM

Luxurious Altered Keepsake Box with Lisa Hetrick - Alter this plain- jane wooden cigar box into a luxurious keepsake. The kit comes complete with a 10-page predesigned accordion mini-album, 8 patterned papers, two sheets of die cut stickers and brads. Everything you need is in the box. A Perfect Mother’s day gift. Fee $24

New Products from A*Muse, Cloud 9 Travel glitter papers and elements, Heidi Swap Travel goodies......

Amazing Glitter Overlays
and gorgeous papers from Fancy Pants AND


Layout of the week for next week.

Two new lines from Scenic Route.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Celebrate Spring with us.

Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all! It was nice being of today and enjoying our annual easter egg hunt around the house. That bunny dropped a lot of eggs this year and we are still finding them.

This week at Photo Scraps will be a busy one with Creative Cafe all week, Intro to Painting, Girly Girl Layout Class, A*Muse Card Class, Intro to PhotoShop, Believe Word Book Album Class & Crops too.

Monday March24th, All Day All Week. Creative Cafe. I have 2 new projects one 2 page layout ($3 per page) or a 10 tag flip album ($3). You'll be using lots of stamps, some ribbons and even Stickles. I'll even have a couple of the older layouts available to make. We will be using the crop tables for the projects this week.

Tuesday March 25th 6 - 8 pm
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. These ladies painted beautiful pages, you can too. Fee $23

Wednesday March 26th from 6-8 PM - Join Lisa Halstead for a beautiful girly girl layout using Pebbles Inc My Girl paper line. You will leave with 2 adorable pages ready for your special girl photos. Fee $12

Thursday March 27 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Use some of the hottest stamps in card making to stamp 10 mini cards with envelopes and stoage box with 20 different A*Muse stamps. Lisa Hetrick will guide you thru punches, stamping and coloring techniques to make the perfect card. Class Fee $20

Bo Bunny Believe album class
Saturday March 29th from 12-3 PM Fee $29
Do you love Disney albums? This is the class for the Disney traveler or fan. Not only is this album in bold Mickey colors, there are even Mickey details and titles.Join Gina on Sunday to make this adorable Disney Inspired Believe Word album. This will be a fast moving class and it will take the full 3 hours to complete. Please bring a strong adhesive, scissors and your paper trimmer.
We got lots of boxes of products this week including Chickadee and Chickadoo from SEI, a few different line of paper from Heidi Grace.......

Punches Galore for card making.
Ella from Bo Bunny.

Kitty's Place kits from SEI

Star Spangled from Paper Salon.

Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkadoo and Hero Arts Stamps

New Layout of the week. If you are on the list, we have your layout reserved for you. If you are unable to pick up your layout by Saturday, they will be made available for other customers to purchase.

Friday, March 14, 2008

New Products and classes

There is so much new product we almost didn't get it all out on the floor.
There is a section now for family fun including Circus, Amusement park and video games. We recieved papers and adorable window chipboard books from Tinkering Ink. There are new Garden Party papers from Memory Makers. Lots of new Easter papers and embellishments. New clear stamps and block stamps from Hero Arts.
Hampton Arts sent us some self inking stamps that match Creative Cafe. We now have 8 shades of Liquid Pearls to balance our huge Stickles collection. AND the best new glitter pens ever from Spica. Ask to try the sample pen at the front counter.

Thursday March 27 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Stamp 10 mini cards with envelopes and stoage box with 20 A*Muse stamps. Lisa Hetrick will guide you thru coloring techniques to make the perfect card. Class Fee $20

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Take A Much Needed Break

Bring Some Friends

Catch Up On Those Photo Albums

To Benefit Friendship School PTO
At 1545 Progress Way in Eldersburg
Saturday, April 12th 9 - 6

Co-sponsored by Photo Scraps and Creative Memories. Learn from the experts. There will be products available, demonstrations, and give aways.

Breakfast, lunch, and a mid-afternoon dessert bar will be provided.
To reserve your space,
please mail a check for
$40 made payable to
Friendship School PTO to Julie Morrison
10440 Shaker Dr.
Suite 209
Columbia, MD 21046

Questions? Email

20% of Sales during the crop will go to benefit the Friendship School.

The Friendship School, an independent, non-profit school serves children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, in grades 1-8 from Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, and Baltimore Counties. Friendship School was founded in 1998 by a group of dedicated parents and educators. The students are bright and often gifted in many ways with talents in the areas of leadership, arts, drama, music, and/or spatial abilities, but they have difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling and need to be taught in a very specific and systematic way to break the reading code. We use a one-to-one tutoring method, called the Orton-Gillingham approach, that was developed in the 1920s and that has been proven as a best practice method in agreement with the findings of the National Institutes of Health and the National Reading Panel. The Friendship School, through the Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute, is working to share this way of teaching with other schools, higher education, and the greater community through outreach efforts, so that more children have the opportunity to have success in reading and academics and to have many more choices in life. Students are provided with the learning strategies, organizational skills, and study skills they will need to maximize their potential as they move on to other traditional educational settings. Friendship School strives to create an environment in which each student can use their strengths to grow in competence, resilience, and self-esteem.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Demo Day, Classes and Technique Tuesday

Hi Everyone,

Lots of great exciting happenings here at Photo Scraps. We picked Technique Tuesday as our special order catalog of the month. Any prepaid order will save you 10% off of their wonderful stamps and chipboard. I confess that I am not a big stamper but I had to cut down my personal stamp order from Technique Tuesday because I want so many of their sets. Here is the link to their site.

Monday Night 4-8 pm - Creative Cafe Happy Hour.

I couldn't resist using one of the Crafter's Workshop templates to make this weeks layout. With all the brads we have now, I just had to use a few.

Tuesday March 11th 6-8 pm

My Favorite Day Album

Grow with Love Hanging Album
March 12th 6-8 pm
Lisa Hetrick will show you how to create this work of art using KaiserCraft Hanging Wood Album, the adorable Bloom paper line, ribbons and paint. Students will need to bring: Basic tool kit, craft knife, glue dots, fingernail file or sandpaper & Four pictures. Fee $25

Thursday March 13th 6-8 pm - Reschedule of Doodliedoo Part Two

Using the new Circle Circle Dot Dot doodle template from Crafter's Workshop, patterned paper, markers, stickles and oodles of brads, you will design a two-page layout that's a little dotty with a touch of BLING! This class will focus on creating oodles of doodles with the template and freehand. This new template will provide just the right amount of lines to help you create your journaling with style.Fee $26 for 2 page layout, template and marker of choice.

Preview of 3 of Demo Day's Projects.

Join us this Saturday Mmarch 15th from 11-4 pm for our Demo Day. We will be making 4 great Springtime Projects including a beautiful layout feturing Making Memories die cut papers and Creative Cafe Felt Flowers. If you participate with all 4 demos, you will receive a coupon good for 10% off of your purchases for the day.

Here is the New Layout of the Week for March 9th.


We found a new company,A*Muse.

They have adorble wood stamps that match up with each other for great card making. These stamps were featured in Paper Crafts magazine in the current April/May issue.

Sugar Coated Cardstock in a rainbow of colors from Doodlebug.

An MORE Stickles!