Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Booths to visit at Scrapbook Expo St. Charles

Some of the guild members have been to the Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles and we all love it! It is a great place to find supplies & tools with so many local scrapbook stores now gone. So, here are three booths to make sure you stop at at the Expo:

Serendipity Sales: This is Pat's booth! She has a little bit of everything and lots of great prices! Find Magnolia stamps, copic markers, dies, Tim Holtz and more! Pat will carry the Heartfelt Creations items too! Go to Pat's booth for the best deals on individual HC items.

Heartfelt Creations: This is a great source for dies with matching stamp sets, many of which are exclusive to Heartfelt Creations. The run show sales that you won't beat all year! This will be a multi purchase deal. Above is a card Clare made with some Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps.

Want2Scrap: For the bling lover! Great prices and now they have bling that coordinates with your Nestabilities dies!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meetings Resume August 18th!

Just a reminder that we will resume meetings on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 6:00pm. It is open crop night, so bring an item to work on and some laughter to share!

For anyone who made the June meeting, you may want to see the finished paper purses Clare was cutting. She cut 29 at the meeting! They are filled with 2 hand made cards and an envelope for a shower favor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Garage Sale: April 30, 2011 in Waterman, IL

Please join the S.C.R.A.P. Guild for their next garage sale on Saturday April 30, 2011 in Waterman, IL. Garage sale with multiple sellers runs 10:00am-4:00pm. You can also join us to crop from 9:00am-9:00pm in the Clinton Township Community Building on Rt. 30 in Waterman, IL. For a copy of the flyer with details on costs for selling and/or cropping, please email us at scrapguild@yahoo.com.
Here are some of the highlights:
*There is a table fee for Members of $3.00 and non-members of $5.00
*Sellers will take home their own earnings! Some stores who hold these events require you shop at the store with your earnings.
*Crop fees are $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.
*Location is the Clinton Township Community Building in Waterman, IL.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to the S.C.R.A.P. Guild's Blog!

The S.C.R.A.P. Guild of Northern IL is now blogging! We'd like to welcome you to our blog and tell you a little bit about ourselves. After our introduction, check out how we made some roses using a Gypsy and some cardstock below!
The S.C.R.A.P. Guild of Northern IL is a non-profit artist group of paper crafters. We have members who scrap book and make cards. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except July & December) at the Sycamore Public Library from 6:00-8:45pm. All our meeting are open crop, and sometimes we plan an activity for half an hour. For example, we try to have a make and take once a quarter. We have speakers, demos, a community projects at meetings too!
Some of our other activities: a yearly fundraiser crop with shopping, one to two no frills all day crops, field trips, and a little charity work.
If you would like more information on the S.C.R.A.P. Guild of Northern IL, our email address is scrapguild@yahoo.com.
Today we are sharing how to make a rose with your Cricut and the Gypsy. We got this idea after visiting Archivers and seeing the McGill video on making roses. McGill has a whole line of punches for making flowers. The Archivers we visited was cleaned out of the Pear punch needed to make the rose, so I searched my Gypsy and found it is on the Gypsy Font Cartridge! Archivers also carries the styluses and the tweezers in a kit, the black mat for rolling your petals and the non stick mat.
Be sure to check out the McGill Video for more info HERE. Here are my added tips:
1) Ink your edges before you start rolling your petals on BOTH Sides.
2) If you don't have a liquid glue that dries fast you can use glue dots
3) If you don't have a snowflake punch, you can also use a six petal flower with pointy leaves for the base.
4) The Pair shape is on the Gypsy Font, so you will need a Gypsy to cut this with your Cricut. I used a pointed flower from Walk in My Garden for my base instead of the snowflake punch.
5) Practice this before you use your project paper!
You can also get these punches at the Archivers online store if your Archivers is out of the punches!
Be sure to check out the flyer; HERE, for our one to two day Crop this March 12-13th, in DeKalb IL! We will have vendors, door prizes and lots of fun and space to crop!