Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Inktense Pencil or Distress Ink Card class with Shari August 18

Do you love working with Distress Ink pens or reinkers, or Inktense pencils?  If you answered yes then this class is for you.  Images are stamped on watercolor paper so that you can use the watercolor medium of your choice.   There will be three cards in the class - a beautiful Gorjuss girl image, a High Hopes snowman image, and a surprise image that Shari is still working on.  You will need to bring your basic supply kit, a water brush, and your choice of coloring medium.  Come and join Shari for an evening of playing with color and water!
Date - Friday, August 18
Time - 6 - 8:30 pm
Cost - $30.00 (includes GST)

Please call the store at 403-455-6772 to reserve your spot.  Prepayment is required.

Copic + Prismacolor Coloring with Shari August 20

Intermediate/Advanced Class
Do you love to color with your Copic markers? Wondering how to get that extra depth and highlight on your image!! Then this class is for you!  Join a fellow Copic enthusiast for a wonderful afternoon of coloring and chat!
For this class Shari has designed three wonderful cards that you will be building, and then finishing off with an image you have colored yourself with your markers.  After your images are colored, you will be shown how to add depth and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol ( this is optional, the cards are wonderful without this extra step ). The cards for this class will include this adorable Christmas themed card as well as two other cards that Shari is designing currently.  Shari will be guiding you through any techniques that are new to you.
Please bring your basic supply list (see top of newsletter for the list), Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  Copic markers are not provided for this class.
Date - Sunday, August 20
Time - 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Fee - $30.00 (plus GST)

Make and Take with Holly August 3

Good morning crafty ladies.  Hope everyone stayed cool and enjoyed the fabulous weekend.

This weeks make and take we will play with Tim Holtz oxide inks again.  We will create this wonderful under the sea card using Hero Arts "reef boarder and frame"

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm or 4pm.

Remember your adhesive and a travel mug for you coffee.   Hope to see you Thursday.

BEYOND COPICS 101 with Shari August 20

Basics/Intermediate Level
Do you want to take the next step in your learning to color with Copic markers - then this is the class for you!!  Join Shari in making three adorable cards that will work on your blending and coloring skills.  There is an adorable Stamping Bella grumpy girl, an awesome dinosaur birthday card and an Art Impressions exercise lady card. This is a great in between class for those of you that want to learn more than the basics, or if you just need more practice coloring.
Please note that you will need to provide your own Copic markers for this level ( a list will be sent to you when you sign up for the class ).  
Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 11 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 + GST

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun Friday

In mason jars!

I used mylar packaging stamped with the mason jar. Then cut it out to use as an overlay. The lids are tuck tape foil.

These are for a trade in my 'Paper Traders' Group. I was going to take the summer off. But, this challenge came up and I am always up for chasing the fae folk! As you can see some were a little big to get in the jars.
{NOTE: no actual fairies were harmed in the capture} they have since all been released! 
Something fun to make on a rainy day with your kids. Use magazine parts for the faces if you are artistically challenged like me! Thanks Pinterest for this idea!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Disney  Die Fairy Godmother HERE
Disney Die waltzing Belle HERE
Disney  Die Elsa HERE
Disney  Die Enchanted Belle HERE
Disney  Die captivating Cinderella HERE
Disney  Die poised Cinderella HERE
Disney  Die Cinderella embellishments HERE

Disney  Die Olaf HERE
Disney 12 x 12 Album HERE

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208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Page by Sketch Series" with Selena August 2 - 30

Hi Everyone, this is the new class I was talking about.
What we will do is work with a layout sketch, so beginners and advanced scrapbookers are welcome! I will send the sketch in advance so you can organize your photos ect. We will run a series of 5 classes on Wednesday nights, and a $60.00 Scrapendipity gift card is included in the price. I will walk around with you and help you pick paper and embellishments. You just need your basic kit and your photos. The page in the end can be as embellished as you choose!  
Class Price adjustable if you can't make all 5 :-) 
Class fee is $115.00 ($60.00 of that is a gift card ) 
Wednesday night @ 5:30 
Next set will start August 2 til August 30
Please call the store to reserve your spot, payment due upon booking 403-455-6772

Monday, July 24, 2017

Make and Take with Holly July 27

Happy Monday my crafty friends.  Take a break and come visit us this Thursday to make a card and have a coffee.

This weeks make and take is a "matchbook" card.   We will use heartfelt creations enchanted mum stamp and die and die cut our sentiment on craft foam.  

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Cost is $5 for your first card and if you want to do a second card its an additional $2.

Hope to see you Thursday.

Layered Stamp Class with Holly August 15

Have you seen all the new layer stamps and wondered how to use them?

Then this class is for you.  We will use the new ALTENEW Stamps as well as hero arts and just rite layered stamps.  To add a little fun we will use perfect pearls too.

Date - Aug 15 @ 5:30

Cost - $28

Please call the store to sign up.   403 455 6772

Water Color Flowers with Dianne August 8


Lets do some super fun water coloring using a few different mediums! DIOXIDE INKS mixed with TOMBOWS results in a beautifully water colored image! Dianne will help you create 4 beautiful cards and the technique you learn for making these will help you in your projects at home!


TIME: 5:30


Adorn Water Color Card Class with Dianne August 1

Dianne will be helping you make 12 mini cards that can be used for any occasion! These are super cute cards and Selena has the images in stock if you like them! They are prestamped on 12x12 watercolor paper so the class is super easy and super fun!! (not all images are shown in photo)
If you haven't ever watercolored before this is a great place to start! Come join the fun!
COST:$26 for 12 cards!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday

We are having such terrific hot days. Most day's I hit the yard by 9:00 am and don't quit until 5:30 or 6:00 pm.I haven't had a lot of time or energy to spend in my happy place. So I decided to share some of the bits and pieces I have been squeezing in. Mostly unfinished projects and idea starters:
Have you played with the Oxide inks yet?
The first thing I do with a new ink is a sample of the color to tag the end of the case for easy viewing. I was excited to learn that these inks show up remarkably  well on dark colors. So, as you can see I used a dark card stock for my label. They also come in a pewter color case, so are easy to differentiate from the regular distress inks at a glance.
 I only have three colors, but had fun trying them out.
From the top "Ombre' {not an oxide}
           Cracked Pistachio-Oxide
      Broken China-Oxide
I was just fooling around without a project in mind. Getting a feel for how they would work and react with water. This is on Chalk board card stock {NOTE: I would use smooth in the future}
I began by just trying to create a loose background with a sun and water. I used the Ombre to emulate sun ray's I will tell you that in my opinion, this ink is more OMMM than BRE! It is suppose to have 3 distinct shades, but seems to just have the one darker orange. I have even tried it on white paper and get the exact same one color smudge.
Anyhow on to the main show.
 The Oxides did not disappoint! They went on very smooth,
 blended like a dream too.
For this effect, I just lightly misted the starfish stamp. Then held it in place on the inked area. When I lifted it, I got a reverse stamp effect that I loved!
Once water is misted over the ink, it really pops on the colored background! This was my FMOFFOD- Fifteen Minutes Of Fun For The Day!
Thanks Pinterest and Pinners everywhere!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEW Gorjuss !

Gorjuss Stamp Spring at Last HERE
Gorjuss Stamp Little Fishes HERE
Gorjuss Stamp Fly Away HERE 
Gorjuss Stamp Summer Day's HERE 
Mover and Shaper Shuttle HERE
Pen Blades HERE
Crossword tiles HERE
Crossword HERE
Prima Resin Frame HERE
Click on LOGO to shop online today!!
208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St) Calgary, Alberta
See google directions HERE

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Make and Take with Holly July 20

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope everyone (who wanted to) got out and enjoyed Stampede.  What amazing weather we had this year.

This weeks make and take we will revisit our spellbinders and try a 3d card.  (Easier than it looks)!

Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.

Don't forget your adhesives and a travel mug for coffee.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fun Friday with Pam

Wings II
Continued from previous wing mini tut:
I will often use tissue or napkins in my cutters. I love the wispy whimsical look as well as the gentle texture they provide. With a napkin, if you are feeling fiddly you can separate each cut section into several more layers. Note, with the wings, try to keep the stems together if you choose to do so, otherwise you could end up with a hot mess. Not saying that happened mind you.....
I ran a standard large size paper napkin through the cutter. I was able to cut 3 times. By leaving the napkin folded, each run through gave me 4 complete sets to play with. The top photo uses 3 sets of each feather. 
In order to make a set of matching wings. You are going to want to do a little pre planning. First cut enough so you have 8 of each feather. Because this is tissue, the emboss shows through all layers quite well. Carefully separate your napkin layers and then do mirror opposite stacks in the order you want to use them. For layering I used double sided tape and cardstock scraps. Tape, layer, tape repeat same process only mirroring each layer so you end up with left and right wings.
Build from the outside largest and work towards the center, where the smallest ones will end up.
this is the exact same set, just oriented differently for a totally unique look. I am not sure what I am going to do with all the wings. But I sure had fun making them!. So happy to have this die in my collection!
Before color above
One of the great things about using tissue is that it can be easily colored with spray. This set are oriented for a more traditional wing look!
After color below
Now for your viewing pleasure a flash back to '1973'
From where you ask? The 'Wings' Album song -Jets!