Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Altered Folder Album Class

Monika's designed this super unique Halloween Book useing the NEW Tattered Angel's Fascination Folders, Tattered Angel's Chalk & Glimmer sprays & Glam paint medium. Combined with that we'll use Crafty Secrets vintage scraps & Magenta chipboard, plus charms, trim & more!

Tuesday, October 26th 2-5pm; $38

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Say Cheese!

We've been bit by the shutter bug here at Sonja's Scrapbook Spot! Look at all of these eager photographers from Sunday's free photo workshop!

In October we'll be kicking off a 6 week photography series.
There are 3 classe you can choose from and each will also feature a scrapbooking component.

Basic Photo Composition $125
Learn the basic ruls of photo composition. You'll need a or digital. Sorry no Camera Phones.

Picture Your Kids $125
Learn how to use your SLR or DSLR to take better photos of babies and children. Covers composition, finding the perfect exposure, basic lighting and how to stop taking blurry photos.

Back to Basics $125
Learn SLR or DSLR photography in black and white. Get out of program or auto mode. Learn the basics: f-stop, iso, speed, exposure, light, stopping action and more. Bonus: darkroom techniques for use in Photoshop.

Classes will start Thursday, October 14th @ 7pm. Please call me at 310-410-7272 for more information!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

8 down...a lot more to go....

Technically, 9 sample cards are made but for the life of me I can't find #9...a beautiful fall card. Maybe it blew away. But here are a couple more samples for our Cards Mega Class next week.

Mr. Snowman featuring various scraps and of couse a sticker from SRM

Bloom featuring new American Crafts paper from the 2nd Dear Lizzy Collection, Hambly overlay and sticker from SRM.

Another spring card featuring paper from My Mind's Eye, Crepe Paper from Melissa France guessed it sticker from SRM

Trick or Treat featuring paper from American Crafts, trim from Bazzill and SRM Stickers

I'll be hard at work on more samples this weekend. The Cards Mega class is Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday next week...25 cards for $50 or 2 of any 12 designs. Drop in anytime at your leisure, but please call ahead to reserve a kit so I can prepare one for you!


From Shop Hop to Blog Hop

Whoop, Whoop! I'm participating in my first blog hop....

More details to come!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cards Mega Class...25 Seasonal Cards

I don't even want to talk about how fast September is going. The 15th? Really? Next you know we'll be trick or treating, stuffing our faces with turkey and handing out holiday gifts. Ack!

Take a time out this month and come in for our Cards Mega Class. This time we'll focus on a card for all seasons and I'm busy working on 25 different seasonal designs. You can choose to make all 25 cards or 2 of any 12 designs. Here are just a few...

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation featuring Sassafras Lass & SRM Press

Halloween featuring American Crafts, Hambly & SRM Press

Holiday wishes featuring Real Wood from CI and stickers from SRM Press.

Happy New Year featuring stamps from Glitz Design.

Reserve your kit and come in anytime
Tuesday September 21st - Thursday September 23rd
$50 for 25 cards...that's just $2 a cards. Beat that Hallmark!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What the Heck is an Ephemera?!?

Ok, back to that mysterious bag I refferred to earlier. Sorry to string this out...I've been swamped. Did I mentioned I moved again? Not the shop, just me and the pepster. Between that, shop hop, custom work and new orders coming in, blogging has sunk into the blackhole of cyber space.

So, what the heck is an Ephemera? I first saw this word in a Melissa Frances catalog and they looked cute, but if I don't know what it can I tell you what it is! At the mini vendor fair I sat next to Melissa at her make n take and decided to be brave and ask. As she's passing out the Ephemera kits, I what exactly is Ephemera anyhow?

Graciously she's paper and paper products that were intened to have a one time use and then be thrown away.

What does that translate to for crafters? A bunch of really cool stuff you can make stuff with. Think collage.

So here's what I made with my Ephemera kit:

I'm so excited to learn a new flower making technique with the crepe paper (top center). We also used the Chandelier Drops & Vintage Transfers to complete the project. Sorry, crepe paper, drops & rub ons aren't in the kit....but look at how much stuff is left over!

I'm also super excited to recieve Kitchy Kitchen kits and nifty chipboard backs handy for all sorts of projects. Check out more Melissa Frances goodies on her blog!