Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Crabby Good Morning!

Hello all!
I guess we're awaiting round 2 of the storms this evening. The hail that fell down in Centerville etc, was more the kind of thing we'd see in New Mexico - holy cow!
Anyway, we'll be working on a cute little hermit crab for our June Copic class. The more I think about the more I'm wondering if it should be called a technique class - we've mainly been concentrating on blending and I have thrown a little technique here and there. We've been mainly building up our little collections.(well okay, some of us don't have little collections and we all know who we're talking about here.) So, what do you think we should maybe call them instead? Post me your thoughts. Also, are there any techniques Copic or otherwise you're interested in learning? Send me those requests as well - I'm always up for a challenge and a mess! I know I will be having a Shadows and Shading class (TBA) for those of you who would like to understand what I mean when I start talking about a "light source" and you're be able to give more depth to your work. Keep an eye peeled for that one.
As a quick reminder, if you would like to sign up for any of Scrap 'N Friends classes, give us a call at the store at 937-833-2600, email us at or shoot me a message - we'll get you signed up. There will be a Copic beginner class scheduled for July if you haven't had a chance to take it yet and have wanted to. Please, please, please, help us out with our class planning and if you have signed up for a class and can't make it or you'd like us to give you a call to remind you of a class that you have signed up for please let us know - it helps us a great deal to know how much prep we need to do ahead of time and keeps class cost down as well.

Okay, I've rambled  on long enough - have a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Until next time,

Our cute little crabby is an Inkadinkadoo stamp and also comes with the title. We will be using R32, R35, R37, BG0000, BG10 and BG15. The colorless blender is also a good idea if you don't have one already.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm Certifiyable!

Well we all knew that didn't we? I am now a Certified Copic Designer/Instructor! Whoo Hoo! What a great class it was as well. I feel so knowledgeable in all things Copic! Colleen Schaan was so energetic and full of great tips and information - I'm really gun-ho on getting me some more stamps and markers (like I needed an excuse before right?) Now I have to patiently wait for the Intermediate class to roll around her again, that looks like and incredible class. And you all know how I love "prizes" I have a groovy certificate (which will be framed of course) and I will have a blinky to add to my blog here saying I know what I'm doing.

Moving on, our next month's regular technique class will be painting with Perfect Pearls. I know - what can't you do with Perfect Pearls. At least that's how I'm starting to think of them. We'll make a sparkling patriotic card using Distress Stains, embossing powder, great star stamps by Inkadinkadoo and of course Perfect Pearls! You can sign up for this or any of the great classes offered at Scrap 'N Friends by giving us a call at 833-2600. emailing me at or the store at

Hope to see you there!

Until next time, enjoy that sunny weather!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Congrats to the Grads!

These 2 little graduate cuties are now available in the form of graduation card kits at Scrap 'N Friends in Brookville. The little grads (both fabulous stamps are by The Greeting Farm) are stamped, but not colored in so you can pick your gal or guy and make them their school colors. Use your Copics, colored pencils, watercolors, whatever you feel. Simple but a nice personal touch to give that special grad. And only $2!
Just a reminder, there's still a few spots open for the Copic "Beeutiful Cupcake" class on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:30 or 6:00 p.m. Give us a buzz and get in on this fun class soon - there are marker requirements for the class, the sooner you sign up, the easier it will be to make sure we get your markers in time for the class.
Hope you can stop by and check out all wonderful KOWs (Kits of the Week), Technique and other great classes and most importantly - I know all you folks out there that need stuff for the Washington DC trip, we've got you covered there too!
Until next time - enjoy this gorgeous day!

Both stamps are from the Greeting Farm - Graduate Ian and Graduate Anya

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Feliz Cinco de Mayo Amigos!

Sorry I couldn't resist - I could resist this adorable digi stamp from The Greeting Farm either! She's Chibi Spanish. Digi stamps are something knew I've gotten into a bit. They're very versatile and take up no space (except on your hard drive)

Anyway have a Margarita for me!

Until next time,