Saturday, September 29, 2007

One Sketch Three Ways

Becky Higgins made layout sketches famous through her articles in Creating Keepsakes magazine. They're simple, versatile, and can give you a good jump on a layout when you've got scrapper's block.

Now Susan Beth has made them accessible in practical terms though her class: One Sketch Three Ways. Take one simple sketch and learn how to create three different scrapbook layouts with it. The ideas from a sketch can be adapted over and over for many unique layouts to come! If you missed this class the first time around, now is the time to call Keepsakes and see if there's still room for October's class! It will be offered on:

Saturday, October 6
1:00-3:30 pm

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Stamping with Toilet Paper

Isn't this fish just beautiful? Who would have known it was made with a stamp and some toilet paper! This would be a beautiful project for some of the Christine Adolph stamps (if you don't already own some Christine Adolph stamps, check out the wood stamp section of Keepsakes - she has some beautiful images!).

Here is an online tutorial with step by step instructions for how to use stamps and toilet paper to create these beautiful images that can then be used for decoration or as embellishments for your scrapbooks. It's a time consuming technique, but with such beautiful results, it's well worth a try. To create the shimmery coloring, try the new colors of Radiant Rain from LuminArt available from Keepsakes in both daubers and sprays.

If you try the technique and come up with something you like, we'd love to see it! Bring it in to the store to show it off, or post it online and provide a link in the comments section of this post. We'd love to see what you make and we may even share it here on the blog for others to see!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Daisy D's Fall Pages

Did you miss taking this class last night? If you hurry, there might still be time to sign up for it this Saturday, September 29, from 1:00-3:30.

Kristii is our newest teacher at Keepsakes, so this a great opportunity to meet her if you haven't already! She's got some great talent and the layout she's teaching on Saturday is a contest winner from, the premiere scrapbooking website!

If you're still sitting there thinking about how awesome this layout looks and wondering why you didn't take the class.... go give Sheila a call and see if there's still room to sign up!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Creative Cafe Preview!!

Creative Cafe is one of the newest, hottest things to hit scrapbooking stores. Only a few select stores around the US were chosen to offer it, and Keepsakes is one of them!! It will be coming soon! We'll have our very own Creative Cafe, complete with an Art Bar and Happy Hour! Here's just a sneak peek of what it will be like, as demoed at CHA:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Go Team!!

It's fall sports time again! The kids are back in full swing, with practices and games and soccer moms everywhere are snapping the odd picture to fill some of the wait time before practice is over. Did you know that Keepsakes stocks a full selection of sports embellishments INCLUDING papers, laser cuts, chipboard embellishments, and more for all of our local teams? Whether your child plays for Bozeman, Belgrade, Park High, Manhattan, Manhattan Christian, or another local team, you're sure to find something to customize your pages along the front wall of the store. Check it out!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fall Class Schedule!

Click on each page to see it full size. If you'd like these schedules emailed to you each quarter, sign up for the newsletter next time you're at Keepsakes!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Did you?

Did you make it to the open house on Saturday? Did you get signed up for classes? Did you see the awesome projects on display?

If not, you missed a real treat. But they're still on display at the store and you can still sign up for classes. And we'll be posting pictures of the projects and the class schedule right here on the blog as well, so be on the lookout for that in the next couple days.

In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Head down to the store and check out all the new projects!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Today's the day!!

The Keepsakes open house and fall class preview is TODAY!! Be sure to stop in and see the projects, chat with the DT girls, and sign up for classes! You won't want to miss it!