Cross-Ology: Art and Heart for the Home

Donna Salazar brings faith and home decor together in her “Cross-ology” class. Donna as well as some of her friends and family have joined in the “Cross Wall Craze”. If you’ve recently visited any of the home decor outlets you may have seen a HUGE selection of home decor crosses. Filling a wall with even the most inexpensive of these crosses could cause you to break the bank. This class is jam packed with ideas and inspiration for making some of your own crosses for a fraction of the cost… and creating some of these crosses to hang on your walls will give you an artistic way to display your faith. Donna will show you several different types and styles of home decor crosses with step by step instructions on how to make a few of them. These crosses range from the “super simple make in 5 minutes” type to more elaborate crosses that can take you a couple of hours. You won’t want to miss this inspirational and technique filled class.

The Art of Being Human: A Creative Exploration of Our Basic Being and Purpose

In this class, Liz Hicks will take you on a creative exploration as you design a beautiful textured canvas full of mixed media and art techniques. This canvas will act as a truth statement of who you are to the core, using biblical verses or inspirational quotes to support your personal theme. “The Art of Being Human” will explore both sides of the creation equation: the beauty and fun of craft supplies, fine art materials and techniques, as well as the deep questions of who we are at the core and how we can help to identify our purpose and approach in this world. If you yearn to begin your faith journey in purpose and learn ways to connect with others in a warm, earnest and heartfelt way, then this class is perfect for you. You will explore your purpose as you create a work of art steeped in love, vulnerability, compassion and trust.


Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal

If you’ve been longing for a way to express your faith in full-color mixed-media, you’re going to love “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal” by Andrea Chebeleu. In this workshop you will create from scratch a 6×6 art journal filled with lovely layers of acrylic color and patterns, and then you’ll learn five different ways to get color on your page using a variety of mark-making tools. Finally, you’ll get into the really important part…the words! Andrea will teach a a virtual toolbox of techniques, each of which can be mixed and matched to fashion totally unique pages filled with your favorite words of wisdom, such as favorite scriptures or inspiring quotes. Art journaling newbies, never fear! Let Andrea teach you how simple and foolproof coloring and lettering techniques can be when you keep just a few guidelines.

Hope Notes: Creating and Sharing Messages of Faith

Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder of hope to change our entire outlook. Simple ways to create notes of hope to encourage each other is exactly what Stephanie Ackerman’s class is all about! Using cardstock, paint, paper stitching and encouraging word artwork created by Stephanie exclusively for this class only, you’ll learn to create little cards to keep for ourselves and share with others. You’ll see just how easy – and inspiring – it is to create and offer small messages of faith.

Ribbons and Lace: From Glam to Grunge

Think ribbons and lace mean dainty and girly, best suited for Little House on the Prairie and bridal gowns? Think again! Mixed media artist Donna Salazar is the queen of texture and transformation, and in this one-hour video class, she’s going to show you how to take some of your favorite fibers and take them from glam to grunge. A talented artist and teacher, Donna will demonstrate easy and fun ways to grunge up “girlie” embellishments to make an edgy, modern statement on your cards, layouts, and mixed media projects. Let out your inner rock goddess and check out this informative, entertaining, action-packed class.

Euphoric Ephemera: Adding Bits, Bobbles, and Treasures to Your Papercrafting Projects

Are you up for adding fantastic flowers to an altered journal? Or maybe you want to embellish a tag with receipts, paper bits, and some positively perfect ribbon? Or what about turning a card from drab to fab with vintage findings galore? Adding 3D elements and ephemera can stifle even the most brave-hearted of papercrafters. But never fear, the empress of ephemera, Tammy Tutterow, is here! In this one-hour video class, she will show you how to add luscious dimension, texture, and treasures to your cards, tags, and altered projects.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Where to find vintage and modern treasures
  • How to incorporate them into your projects
  • Ways to alter your treasures for a custom look
  • How to adhere them so they won’t end up on the craft room floor
  • …And more!

Tammy will demonstrate some of her favorite methods for using her little bits and bobs, show off gorgeous projects, and include more suggestions for using and storing her goodies. You won’t want to miss this interactive, inspiring session.

9 to 5: Creative Crafting with Office Supplies

Scrapbooking and office supplies go hand-in-hand. And in this one-hour video class with scrapbook superhero and self-proclaimed office supply addict Lain Ehmann (that’s me!), you’ll learn how to use those oh-so-cute pens, papers, and tools in your crafting! From art journals to traditional scrapbook layouts, Lain’s got ideas to stoke your crafting fire and put supplies you already have to new and unique uses.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • What products to look for at your favorite office supply store
  • How you can save money and follow the latest trends with office supplies
  • New looks for old supplies
  • Three separate project ideas with a multitude of applications
  • And more!

Let’s spend an hour together laughing and learning. You’ll get the full webinar replay, the project video, Q&A recording, and chat… hooray!

6×6 Pads for 12×12 Pages

We know you’ve been hoarding those adorable and oh-so-affordable 6×6 paper pads. They are so cute and inexpensive, but what do we do with them besides admiring them? Well, we’ll help you! In this video class with YouTube scrapbooking sensation Lisa Echerd, you’ll learn how to stop hoarding and start using those pads on your traditional scrapbooking pages.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • How to choose the best pads for your scrapbook pages
  • How to use die-cuts to make your investment go even further
  • When to use whole sheets or partial sheets
  • Tips on how to leverage these little gems to get an abundance of pattern choices
  • And more!

Spend an hour with Lisa and me, and you’ll be ready to use up those 6×6 paper pads!

Washi Wahoo Too

Addicted to washi tape but not sure how to use it? Or maybe you’re in love with the sticky stuff and want to learn MORE ways to put your favorite trend to good use. In either case, washi guru Monica Bradford has some creative tips up her sleeve. In this video scrapinar, Monica will wow you with her prowess as she wrangles her washi and makes it do her bidding. You’ll never look at washi the same way again!

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • ALL NEW tips and techniques for using washi tape on your projects
  • How to incorporate popular trends using washi
  • How to create your own washi tape
  • Storage ideas for your rolls
  • And more!

Spend an hour with Monica Bradford and me, and you’ll be ready to holler “Washi Wahoo!”

Get Your Stitch On

Love the look of stitching on scrapbooking and papercrafting projects, but have no idea how to make it work? Well, Jennifer Larson has the secrets — and she’s going to spill – on video!

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • How to prep your project…
  • What kinds of needles and threads work best…
  • How to stitch without wrecking your sewing machine…
  • How to make sure your stitches stay put!
  • And more!

Spend an hour with Jennifer Larson, and you’ll be ready to add texture, whimsy and FUN to your pages, cards, and other papercrafting projects.

Washi Tape Wahoo

Learn dozens of ways to use the hottest trend in papercrafting: WASHI! In this 60-minute video class, experienced scrapbook instructor and True Scrap teacher Monica Bradford will demonstrate:

 Why washi tape is sweeping the scrapbooking world

 How to use washi to embellish tags, cards, and scrapbook layouts

 How to combine washi with other products for the best effect

Scrapping Green: Sustainable crafting

Yes, you CAN incorporate eco-friendly principles into your papercrafting. Find out how you can turn yesterday’s scrapbook supplies into a variety of crafty projects, including quick and easy scrapbooking embellishments, decor items, and more! Susan will show you fun ways to recognize recyclable materials that can be used in your projects. Learn easy ways to salvage and clean materials to get them ready to craft with. Green is the word!

Flower Frenzy

Floral accents are the centre of so many scrapbook layouts these days, from cute little flowers to dazzling blooms; they add that little bit of gorgeous to every layout they adorn. Whether it’s using pre-made flowers or making your own little floral creations, Nic has long loved to include them on her pages. Join Nic as she reveals some of her favorite floral techniques, demonstrates several different ways to make homemade floral accents and then brings her ideas together in a project you’ll love. We’ll take a little inspiration, add a some easy step-by steps, include some gorgeous examples and bring it all together in a video presentation and handout that will have you inspired for months to come!

Your Memory File: A New Approach to Scrapbooking

Vintage Chic meets Primrose PINK! Pretty places to pack your memories! Memory Files have CHANGED everything about scrapbooking for veteran scrapper Heidi Swapp, completely re-igniting her passion and enthusiasm for memory keeping! She wants to share with you her philosophy and ideas for making the most of your time and creativity, and money, as you document the most precious parts of your life! Heidi will be sharing with you a HOW TO for making a memory file with tons of interactive bits and pieces on the inside…using her NEW Color Shine and Vintage Chic collections or items from your own stash. You will make something that you will forever treasure!

Stretch Your Sketch: Take Creative Control of Your Scrapbook Sketches

It’s time to take creative control of those sketches and make them work for you. Join Gretchen Schmidt as she shows you how to adapt several sketches into different sizes of scrapbooking layouts, cards, and even a mini-album! Spend more time scrapbooking and less time trying to figure out what goes where. Learn how to make multiple layouts from one sketch like a pro and get those layouts done.

The Art of Layering: Tips & Tricks for Creating Dimensional Scrapbook Layouts

Adding layers to your scrapbook pages doesn’t have to mean unnecessary bulk in your albums. In the “Art of Layering” Nichol Magouirk will focus on design tips and tricks for adding dimension and interest to your scrapbook layouts through the addition of creative layers.

Some of the techniques we will discuss are ideas for successfully mixing and matching patterned papers, mass-producing often used die cut elements for ease of use, combining custom die cut pieces with pre-made product like stickers and stamping, how to add those perfect finishing touches with just the right embellishments and how to machine stitch layers on your layout and more.

This jam-packed class will showcase eight brand new layouts plus additional ideas and helpful hints, tips for building your own scrap stash for easy layering (or using the things you already have), complete supply lists for each project and step-by-step instructions in the accompanying full color PDF handout. Let’s take layering to the next level!

Tag! You’re It! Using Tags as Canvases for Inspiration, Experimentation, and Play

Tags are so versatile! They are quick, easy, they are the perfect size for technique experimenting and the result can be used in so many ways! Join Nic Howard as she uses papers, chipboard, stamps, photos, paints and a whole lot of other cool stuff from her stash to create mini masterpieces that will inspire and motivate.

Each tag is designed to inspire in a different way and teach techniques you can apply to your own projects at home. Whether you are a scrapbooker, a card maker, dabble in mixed media art or just want to play with awesome technique, this class is perfect for you – creating tags and learning how to use them in your projects, what could be more fun?!

The Boys Are Back in Town: Making Manly & Masculine Layouts

Learn the secrets of masculine-centered scrapbooking! Whether you’re memory keeping for toddlers, teens or the special man in your life, this class focuses on the ins and outs of selecting patterns, textures and products for your layouts. Masculine design provides a fresh approach to storytelling!

This comprehensive course with Jennifer Gallacher covers both thematic and emotional scrapbooking for boys and men. The tutorial focuses on the planning process and the completion of two start-to-finish layouts. Instructional materials include the process and philosophy of masculine scrapbooking, as well as, showcase both the two video projects and three BONUS projects. Additional inspiration and ideas are also provided!

Dirty Fingers, Clean Design: Messy Techniques with Clean and Simple Results

Grab your paints and inks and get ready to play!  Even if you’re more of a clean and simple scrapper, there are tons of fun ways to splash around with paint and ink while creating scrapbook pages that will fit your style. Join Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and get prepared to get down and dirty as you learn to incorporate splashy techniques into your scrapbooks, whatever your style.

Ribbons and Bows

Most crafters have accumulated more ribbon than we think we can possibly use. And though we love our ric-rac, tulle, sateen, organza, and grosgrain, many of us still struggle with tying that perfect bow! That’s why we’ve asked bow-dacious Windy Robinson to share her bow-nty of ribbon and bow tips and tricks. She’ll cover topics like easily making beautiful bows, choosing the best ribbon for your projects, and incorporating ribbon you have in your stash into your next paper crafting, scrapbooking or mixed media project.

This class will feature detailed instruction on how to create six different bows and show you three brand new projects that give you additional ideas beyond bow making for using ribbon on your projects. Helpful hints, step-by-step instructions, and complete supply lists for projects are included in a full color PDF handout. It’s a ribbon bow-nanza!

$12.95 for this video class.

Project Miscellany: Playing with Paints, Paper, Stamps, Stitches and More

If it’s been a while since you’ve grabbed your favorite supplies and just PLAYED, then you NEED this workshop! We’ll use a mixed of supplies like acrylic paints, Gelli Plate printed papers, stitches and stamps to create wildly creative one of a kind 3×4″ journaling and decorative cards to use in the traditional pocket scrapbook format or in something a little more simple yet just as effective. Whatever your style, you’ll have some beautiful, unique keepsakes to help you document the miscellany of your life! $12.95 for this video class.