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Inaugural Edition July 2011

Showcasing the creative designs of the Scrap Dymonz and the Designer Dymonz Design Teams of the Stampin’ Dymonz Scrap Shack

Introducing the Scrap Dymonz The Design Team Exclusively for The Village Scraps

Stampin’ Dymonz, Mistress of Paper Creations since 2009. I entered this passion in October 2009 when I purchased my first Cricut Expression. By May of 2010, I was the owner of 3 Expressions, 1 Cricut Create, and a physical venue where folks can come hang out and get their crop on. Recently, the Stampin’ Dymonz Scrap Shack celebrated its one year anniversary and kicked off a number of new facets to the business, including the SDSS Store which carries scrap supplies both online and at the physical location. I am crazee about this paper passion as it allows me to express myself in many of the ways I love. Through art, journaling, and creativity I am allowed to let the inner me come to the surface. As an author, journaling -- especially art journaling -- is a combination of two arenas where all of my passions lie…all things paper and the written word. What better way to bring myself exceeding joy? That’s one thing we must all do for ourselves in this life -- do what brings us exceeding joy. Through this paper passion and my passion for writing, I have found just what does that for me. Art. The Challenge Blog: The Village: The Village Scraps: *Stampin’ Dymonz is also on the Designer Dymonz DT.

TerryEO, Mistress of Paper Creations since 1999. I started scrapbooking in 1999, making a page and ordering a bunch of scrap supplies but never doing anything else with it. I did sell cards at a local craft fair and then put everything away. In 2000, a friend urged me to make cards to sell at different venues in the Silicon Valley and though it was fun, it was a lot of work. We both also had booths at a local mercantile that had to be constantly filled. Having a full time job did not work with trying to do a crafting business, so I put away my crafting tools yet again. In 2008, I went back to making cards and joined a few online scrap sites and began

blogging in 2009. That was just the beginning... My portfolio is filled with all sorts of paper crafting projects and I blossomed to the digital world, selling digital images drawn by my son. Who knew that I could keep this passion and continue to grow in my crafting it? *TerryEO is also on the Designer Dymonz DT.

Scrapsation, Mistress of Paper Creations since 2002. First and foremost I love the Lord who is the head of my life and I Thank Him for giving me the gift of art. I’ve always been into art so when I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2002, it was thrilling to know that I could combine two things that I loved, art and photography!! I started with a few supplies that now have amassed to a room that is solely dedicated to my hobby! I’m the baby of 13 and can you believe that none of my sisters craft but they love to see my work which is one reason I started blogging ( I like to tinker and play for hours when I find time which is mostly on the weekend as the 4 kids keep me busy! I hope that all enjoy my creations as I do when making them! My Motto: When in Doubt Bling it Out!

Ms. Dee, Mistress of Paper Creations for over 15 years. I am Ms. Dee from Dee's Special Things.I am a papercrafting "junkie" who absolutely loves paper and all that goes with it. As long as I can remember, I have "loved" paper. I have a paper\craft collection that is well over 25+ years old. I love sharing my craft ideas with others. Papercrafting is my hobby and a stress reliever . I call it "My Therapy". I love spending time with others that also share my interest, and have been crafting for well over 30+ years. However, over the last 15 years or so, papercrafting has become a true love. I love cardmaking, scrapbooking, altering -- and the list goes on. I really enjoy checking out different blogs and websites, I absolutely love Youtube scrap related videos and any scrapbook\craft related message board. I find others creations inspiring and love trying different techniques. I have a somewhat "eclectic" style -- you know…a l’il of this and that -- and will try almost any technique. My biggest challenge is

scraplifting using any sort of map or template -- I have the hardest time "copying" a project, but I can "make it mine". It’s a lot easier for me to let the creativity flow!

Introducing the Designer Dymonz The Design Team for The Village

Croms, Senior Designer, Mistress of Paper Creations since 2010. I'm Croms, aka Helen Angel-Cullum. I live in the UK. I'm 54, married for the 2nd time since feb, 2008 to my angel, although we have "been together" for a lot longer. I have 2 children of my own and am step-mum to 4 more. Luckily they're all grown up. I am also a grandmother to a delightful little boy who will be 5 in July. I have dabbled in different forms of crafting most of my life on and off, but made my first card in January 2010 and have been blogging since March 2010. After winning a couple of Tellen's Place challenges, Terry asked me to join her DT team in September 2010, which I happily accepted. I have done a couple of guest designer spots at Tuesday Taggers and currently at Smeared and Smudged. My favorite method of adding an image to a card is stamping; both digi and rubber. Making different card shapes/folds adds more interest. I also enjoy altering items using stamping. That's me in a nutshell folks.

Joyce, Mistress of Paper Creations since 2005. My name is Joyce Lofton aka Joynana. I have been scrapbooking since 2005 and making cards for about 1½ years. I started blogging a couple of months later and now it seems like I have been doing it forever. I love digital images because I can have as many as I can store on my computer. But, I also love the fact that I can resize them to use on any size project. My favorite coloring tool is Copics although, I have to tell you, I was not impressed with them or making cards when I first tried them. After awhile, I found that I had to have more and more. I now am the proud owner of about 175 Copic Markers and crave more. I want to become certified; however, the classes have not been close enough to home for me to get into one. I also sometimes use PrismaColor Pencils. I am a 57 year old mother of 2 and grandmother of 4, all girls. I live in Alabama by way of Chicago and work full time. I don't have as much time for crafting as I would like. My other hobbies are photography and genealogy and it is just never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. This is my second DT position. And I am glad to be here.

Faye, Mistess of Paper Creations. My name is Faye, of FayeRai Designs and I’m located in South Carolina. I have a passion for anything crafty. Sewing and scrapbooking are some of the things I love, as well as gardening. I am the mother of three children, and I have one grandchild. Learning from others and sharing what I love is top on my list of interests. Favorite music: R&B and Jazz.

Kathy, Mistress of Paper Creations for over 10 years. Kathy has been creating with paper for many, many years. Her first love is making handmade flowers, making her the perfect DT Member to lead the Village’s Handmade Flowers and Other Handmade Embellishments Group. She is also an Iris Folder and enjoys making her embellishments herself rather than purchasing them from the store. Kathy has been a member of this team since its inception and looks forward to being part of it for many years to come.

Cards Card with Metal Embossing

Designer: Elizabeth Currie-Matsko Tools and Supplies Fuschia Colored Metal Sheet from local supply store Cuddlebug Embossing Folder Embossing Ink Embossing powder Heat Tool Stamp Sentiment Cardstock Handmade Fabric Flower **********

Article: Card Basics When I first began making cards, I did not have much to get started except designer paper. I needed a lot more than that but didn't really know how to get started. I did buy a magazine that had a number of different cards but they varied so much, it was difficult to know where to get started. For those of you who want to get started in the card making arena, it is really simple.

It's easy to limit supplies to this list: *White Card Stock (card base) *Stampin Up! Border Punch *Stampin Up! Scallop Punch *Stampin Up! Snail Adhesive *Stampin Up! Stamp *Stampin Up! Designer Paper *Stampin Up! Card Stock *Offray Ribbon *Recollections Rhinestones *Foam Dots The white card stock will serve as your base. Having designer paper gives your card a scene that would highlight your stamped image. Stampin' Up! designer paper is reversible which gives you more paper to design around. The scalloped card stock would serve as a background for the stamped image, giving it a spotlight so to speak. Ribbon and rhinestones make the perfect embellishments to add flare to your card. The foam dots will give your image a 3D effect. This is a simple way to get started in card making without making it an expensive hobby. Keep it simple and have fun! Written and Submitted by TerryEO


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Card

Designer: TerryEO Tools and Supplies SU! Cardstock - Regals Collection SU! Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper SU! Butterfly Punch SU! 5-Petal Flower XL Punch Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye Studio G Pearls Ranger Diamond Stickles Border Punch ********** Sidestep Card

Designer: TerryEO

Tools and Supplies DCWV Shimmer Stack Card Stock K&Company Die Cuts K&Company Patterned Paper Stampin' Up! Window Punch Stampin' Up! Oval Scallop Punch Stampin' Up! Card Stock Foam Dots ********** Card with Ink Distressing

A close up of the shimmer paint used on the fire, bubbles and book.

Designer: Helen Angel-Cullum The image is stamped with Stazon onto watercolor paper. Colored in using distress inks. The background ink of Antique Linen Distress Ink was painted around the image then extra applied to the torn edges and in towards the image. Black Soot was then applied on top. This was layered onto some vellum pre-printed with olde script and then onto a handmade paper layer. All adhesive at this point is under the main image.

The handmade paper was "painted" with water along the lines to be torn and pulled apart to give the impression of fabric. When dry, was stamped with black distress ink with a grid pattern before applying more black DI to the edges. The bottom layer is more olde looking vellum, attached with brads to a paper base after distressing the edges with sandpaper. The image panel was then secured with more brads. The sentiment is peel-off lettering colored black with promarker. The whole thing is then attached to a dark grey linen-look card base that has also had "the sandpaper treatment" and lightly distressed with more black distress ink to highlight the texture. Tools and Supplies Wizard image - Tanda Stamps Grid pattern stamp - Molly Blooms Distress Inks - Barn Door, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed Shimmer paint Papers, vellum, brads, peel-off letters, card stock from stash ********** Father’s Day Card

Designer: Helen aka Croms The octagon shapes and letters are cut with dies. The octagons are white corrogated card. After cutting, they were lightly inked brown then triple embossed with orange embossing powder. The metal looking splotches are the addition of dark blue powder and some gold was sprinkled on before reheating again. The letters were cut from yellow cardstock and forest green distress ink pad pressed on to give a mottled look. The 4 is a gold peel off under a gel tag to change the colour slightly. All attached using a silicon glue substitute (pinflair - no odor). Some dark grey linen look cardstock was embossed and some areas were picked out with glossy accents. Twine added (from stash) and all adhered to terracotta card base. Edged with copper peel offs. **********

Father’s Day Card

Designer: TerryEO Tools and Supplies K & Company Patterned Paper Stampin' Up! Cardstock Wild Orchid Roses The Robin's Eggs' Dew Drops Tellen's Place Designs Digital Image Top Note cut with Big Shot Letters cut with Cricut ********** All About Digis According to Wikipedia, “A digital image is a numeric representation (normally binary) of a two-dimensional image. Depending on whether or not the image resolution is fixed, it may be of vector or raster type. Without qualifications, the term "digital image" usually refers to raster images also called bitmap images.” Early digital fax machines preceded digital cameras and computers by decades. The first picture to be scanned, stored, and recreated in digital pixels was displayed at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The advancement of digital imagery continued in the early 1960s. Digital images come in several types of formats such as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), TIFF (Tagged Image File format), PNG (Portable Networks Graphics), GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) and BMP (Windows Bitmap) to name a few. Today, you can easily find digital images in the thousands. The scrapbooking world is inundated with digital imagery whether scanned from a stamped image, drawn using computer software or scanned in from an artist using pen and paper. These images are becoming more and more popular with the use of the computer and printer, enabling the everyday crafter to use these images in all types of crafting projects. Using a typical word processing software, digital images can be inserted into Word documents, resized and, if using a photo type software such as Photoshop, these images can be colored. Many find digital papers designed for use in place of the standard designer papers purchased in craft stores to be easily accessible. The fact that digis can be resized to the

exact parameters of the project affords efficient paper use and is less wasteful. On the other side of that same coin is the amount of ink cartridges used for printing those fabulous digital designs -- some find this to be a bit costly. This standard way of using digital images has brought a wide array of “stamping” to the crafting world. It is a fine addition to the regular stamping technique that has been the standard in today’s scrapbooking but it is making headway and in time could be the way to go for people who have little storage space. Another feat in the world of technology! Written and Submitted by TerryEO. ********** In the words of Croms: "Not the easiest kind of card for me. I have no real idea what you guys do to celebrate your independence from us over here lol." Croms lives in Scotland, so this was not easy for her to do. Yet, look how beautifully she depicted this celebratory event! Enjoy!! Fourth of July Card

Designer: Croms aka Helen

Putting it all together White Pearlised card stock base. All edges ink distressed with Barn Door Distress Ink. Digi images from Tellen's Place Designs. Colored with Promarkers. Bald Headed Eagle taken from royalty free images on Google. Papers all from stash. The fold name is a “Tri Fold Shutter�, with inspiration for it from Split Coast Stampers. Just one I thought looked a bit like a flag.

Scrapbooking and Mini Albums Toilet Tissue Roll Mini The front of the mini is designed with flowers that have been ink distressed to match the paper; a butterfly gives a lovely presence with wedding accents. Fibers decorate the binder ring that holds the mini together.

Designer: TerryEO The toilet tissue roll has become a popular base for mini albums these days. It is a refreshing way to recycle a product that is constantly used in all households. Here's a quick way to make your very own Toilet Tissue Mini Album.

You start with your standard toilet tissue roll by removing as much of the tissue as possible. Then you must flatten this roll. What I did was flatten them by hand and placed them under a very heavy object for a few days. This works quite well and remains flattened.

I decided to paint both sides of the roll since some of it will be showing once I adhered the paper onto it. You could use ink distressing on the edges as an alternative. Trim those little edges that tend to stick up.

I used doubles sided designer paper because it makes it easier to keep the flow of the design with the mini album. I did have to use my hot glue to reinforce the edges as the dry adhesive had trouble adhering to the painted surface.

This is the other side of those fabulous designer papers.

Now that your papers have been adhered to the roll, it is time to embellish each page. Keep in mind that it is a small space and creativity will be a lot of fun. On the left is a simple "library pocket" typical of a lot of mini albums. A small tag is insert for journaling. Liquid pearls were used to enhance a stamped image. On the right, scallop ovals were cut using left over paper where journaling can be used and a small picture inserted on top.

With the creative space being so small, you can leave room for photos and journaling and just add a few die cut pieces or bling in these spaces easily.

These small tags are inserted inside the toilet tissue roll easily and can be card stock or scrap paper from the ones used to make the pages. Flowers make easy toppers with a simple stamped image and ink distressing add a bit of fun to the tags.

On the left, a "folio" is easily added to give more room for photos, as well as the flip page on the right side, being held down by a button.

It's so much fun when these little treasures are opened to reveal more in this little mini.

Typically, the last page is kept blank but a simple chipboard frame with scrap paper from the pages add a space for yet another photo in this mini. The tags compliment the pages as well.

A very simple project that is filled with a luscious crafting presence. Tools and Supplies K & Company Designer Paper K & Company Die Cuts Recollections Butterfly Recollections Flowers Recollections Pearl Brads Prima Flowers Recollections Rhinestones Liquid Pearls Stickles Martha Stewart Scallop Oval Button from Stash **********

Two Page Layout (12 x 12)

Designer: Frndly1 (Kathy) Tools and Supplies K+Company - Americana Border and Snow Globe Cardstock Stickles - Silver and Star Dust Flowers Oragami Paper TH Dress Ink - Fired Brick Copic Marker - R27 Die Cut Verbiage Boxes TH Distress Sander ********** 12x12 Layout

Designer: TerryEO **********

Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Scissor Plus Tool If you're like me, you need circles in your projects of varying different sizes. One day while in the LSS, I went on a mad hunt for different sized circle punches. I was always needing one circle for a project and it would be just the size I didn't

have in a punch. That meant pulling out the Cricut, loading up the mat, finding George and Basic Shapes cartridge, finding the circle on the cartridge, sizing it and cutting it. That's an awful lot of steps when you just need one circle... I also realized that I had so many circle punches in my cart it was ridiculous! From the 1/2 inch circle up to a 3.5 inch circle that's what I had in my shopping cart. Needless to say, when I did my cart tally before heading to the register, I realized I was spending too much money in punches. Besides, where the heck was I going to neatly and accessibly store all of those punches??? Then I remember about the Circle Scissor Plus from SU! Promptly putting the punches back and checking out, I headed home to order my new tool from SU!

Stampin' Up! Circle Scissor Plus 112530 The Circle Scissor Plus cuts circles from 1 inch up to 6 inches and every increment in between. This nifty little tool is quick and easy. It comes with a cutting blade as well as a drawing blade -- you can also draw circles (without cutting them out)! This will come in really handy when I want to draw attention to something in my design or on a picture. I can use this tool to draw a neat and even circle around the item! And it's quick and easy too -- just place your paper on the cutting mat, select the proper size using the dial, place the cutting base over the paper, insert the cutting blade and turn. No sticking paper to mats, loading/unloading, searching through carts for the right circle, or waiting while the machine cuts. You're done cutting in less than 10 seconds! This is a great tool to have in your arsenal. I will be creating a circle journal in the near future and the Circle Scissor Plus is going to make that project infinitely easier! Just remember, for the smoothest cut it's best to use this tool with a glass mat. I use the SU! Glass Mat (112531), which made the cutting smooth and easy. The glass mat provides a 13 x 13 surface area for cutting. Attempting to use the Circle Scissor Plus on a self-healing mat may yield uneven or jagged cutting results. This little tool will certainly be well used! Much love, Dymonz... **********

Mother’s Day Mini Album

Designer: TerryEO

Tools and Supplies Chipboard K&Company Designer Paper "" Collection K&Company Die Cuts Martha Stewart Border Punch Ranger "Diamond" Stickles Twinklet's "Diamond Dust" Michael's Butterflies (cover) Recollections Butterflies Recollections Flowers Handmade Flowers Tule Ribbon/Gems (from stash) ********** Paper Tearing Layout

Designer: Frndly1 (Kathy)

Tools and Supplies 30 plus buttons Nestabilities - Label 12 x 12 Black cardstock Special Moments Scrapbook Stickers Thicker Alphas Broken China Distress Ink Yellow Copic Marker ********** Punch Around the Page Layout

Designer: Stampin' Dymonz Tools and Supplies 12 x 12 Lavender Cardstock 12 x 12 Decorative Paper Several Sheets of Pastel Colored Cardstock to Make Eggs MS Deco Fan Punch-Around-the-Page Punch Set SU! VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill (102193) Lavender Zing Embossing Powder Heat Tool Cricut Electronic Cutter Designer's Calender Cricut Cartridge My Community Cricut Cartridge Green Fringe Fibers Adhesive

1) Decorate edge of base cardstock using the MS punch. 2) Cut basket using Cricut and My Community Cartridge at about 10 inches. 3) Cut enough eggs from the Designer's Calendar cartridge at 2" in different colors to fill the basket. Cut 2 eggs at 4.5". 4) Following the cuts on the two 4.5" eggs, squeeze VersaMark ink. Cover ink lines with Zing Embossing Powder and heat. 5) Cut the word "Easter" and the year "2011" at 2" using the Designer's Calendar cartridge. 6) Assemble page as shown.

Altered Items Designer: Terry O

These are altered eggs. They had expired, so perfect to use. I punctured a small hole on each end and blew out the egg, rinsed thoroughly and started crafting.

This egg has ribbon flowers that you can buy in a pack of 50 at Michael's.

This egg was altered using these bows I bought somewhere. I added a few cute glittery butterflies.

This egg was decoupaged with regular paper and ink distressed with Sage and Tea Dye. I then added round beads to make grapes; added stickles to make it sparkle. Inspiration for the baskets came from Split Coast Stampers. I did make changes to the handle. Tools and Supplies Large Grade A Eggs Stampin' Up! Card Stock K & Company patterned Paper Wild Orchid Roses Wild Orchid Felt Bows Wild Orchid Sparkle Mini Butterflies Martha Stewart Border Punches Martha Stewart Leaf Punch EK Success Butterfly Embossed Punch Pizzazz Aplenty Crocheted Flowers Michael's Beads Ranger Diamond Stickles Offray Pearl Ribbon Flowers Tim Holtz's Distress Ink (Bundled Sage/Tea Dye) **********

Designer: Helen Angel-Cullum Well I have a few old frames that I saved from the bin and this project got me to actually use one. I also incorporated a picture that I made some time last year and never framed. I don't have access to a craft shop around here for a new alterable frame, but isn't that what crafting is all about? Using things around the house as well? The old frame on the left was transformed into the beautiful wall art on the right‌

And it was all done using tissue paper and pva glue! Pitchblack, Aubergine, Pesto and Cranberry alcohol inks daubed on and metalic rub on paste on the outside chip board cut to size. Painted with gesso then grey acrylic paint. Stamps from Smeared Ink and Cherry Pie stamped with Stazon. The black roses were made using 2 different types of black paper. Glued on using pinflair glue (like a silicon but no smell).

All this to showcase one of the best love poems ever written (in my eyes anyway). ********** Environmentally Friendly Projet: Memory Keeper from a Recycled Box

Designer: TerryO I've created a "Bridal Checklist Memory Keeper" from an envelope box.

I took an empty envelope box that I purchased at the local office supply store and recycled it.

To reinforce it, I adhered card stock to the front, back, top, bottom and sides of the box.

I adhered plain card stock and designer paper appropriately to decorate the box.

I added flowers, a butterfly and a die-cut to enhance the decorations of the box.

Inside, I used the envelopes as pockets for the bridal "checklist."

I decorated the front and back of each envelope to complete the package.

Tools and Supplies K&Company card stock Marth Stewart Floral Vine border punch Wild Orchid Bows Prima Flowers Sizzix Die-cut Plain card stock from my stash Chip Board from my stash Recollection flowers Ribbon from my stash Butterfly from my stash ********** Altered Tickler File Box

Designer: Stampin’ Dymonz

Front View

Inside View

Top View

Box with Index Dividers Tools and Supplies Creative Imaginations: be. bare elements Box SU! Designer Series Paper - Springtime Vintage (121782) Four strips of ribbon - 4.5" long SU! Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon (111847) - two strips 26" long SU! Ballet Blue Classic Stampin' Pad (100907) 3 Brads Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles - 2 different sizes TH Tags and Bookplates Die Vagabond Machine Adhesive Hot Glue Gun **********

Altered Treasure Chest

Designer: TerryEO

From plain to fab

Front View

Side View

Matching Match Boxes Tools and Supplies K&Company designer paper (Susan Winget collection) Martha Stewart Embossed Butterfly Punch Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter Plain Boxes (Oriental Trading) Stampin' Up! Card Stock Recollections Flat Back Pearls

Articles of Interest Dark Art - A Personal View As defined by Wikipedia: Primarily a product of the 20th Century, dark art is an art style defined as that being "dark" or unsettling in nature. Called and classified under many names such as gothic, horror, metaphysical, nightmarish, and disturbing, it is actually a culmination of techniques and styles. It has been presented in many forms by many artists, illustrators and film-makers. It continues to grow in popularity as a part of the horror genre and gothic, music and publishing culture. Today, it is a part of our mainstream culture, crossing over into multiple mediums including advertising, television, film, and marketing. While it has roots in horror, it has been presented as collage, surrealism, abstract, motion graphics, grunge, expressionism, and largely digital art. Dark Art is, I think, is a personal voyage into the inner person. A journey into the unknown depths of that other side of the artist. The one untamed by convention and “normality”. To teach, it is difficult, to learn it, harder. There are very few masters and most will only attain the status of acolyte. As with life, there will always be new avenues to explore, new techniques to try, a new emotion to deal with, helped along by others lucky enough to have drawing skills as well that have devised a new image to help us express these in an individually artistic way. I can only speak for myself when I say that my true journey began with those images found at Tellen's Place Designs. They helped me develop that “unfettered by convention” freedom. Once that was nurtured and allowed to grow, my true journey began. Imagination is the only limiter. Let that soar and the results will follow. Techniques learnt in mainstream art can be used, or is it the other way round? The darker side of art encourages the exploration of different techniques. Encourages mixing techniques that few have done before. The beauty of all this is – NOTHING is wrong. There is a place for glitter and glitz just as there is a place for the odd skull, witch or mystical image. One thing Dark Art is not, and that's Cute. **********

An Overview of Copic Markers Copic Markers -- A Papercrafter's Dream! What are Copic markers? Copic markers are a magnificent, alcohol-based marker used in many art forms. They were first designed over 25 years ago as a marker for Japanese artists who were into anime drawing. One of the best features of these markers are that they are green (environmentally friendly) -- you never throw away a spent marker, simply refill it! Copic markers are blendable and have the ability to be used with an airbrush system to have them perform like an airbrush. By them being alcohol-based rather than water-based, you have the freedom to layer and blend color upon color without ruining the surface of your paper. They won't pill the paper like a water-based marker would. Also because of their alcohol base, they can be used on other surfaces (fabric, metal, glass, leather, word, plastic, etc.) as well -- they are waterproof and will not wash away. One concern that some have about these markers are their acid free properties. Because the dye is suspended in alcohol, as soon as the alcohol evaporates -- and this happens rapidly -- they become acid free. No worries here... As long as the markers have their caps securely closed, they will not dry out. The manufacturers of these markers has guaranteed this for 3 years. The markers can be stored either horizontally or vertically without risk of damage or leaking. This makes them work well with your marker organization style because you can choose which way works best for you when storing them. If you will be using your Copic markers with other media, it is always safest to use your Copic markers first and then layer the other media -- i.e., colored pencils or watercolors -- over the marker. This is to help ensure that you do not ruin your Copic marker with the other media. If you use the other media first, it is possible that their whatever makes it up can leach from the paper to the Copic marker tip. Once on the tip, it will continue leaching its way into the marker and contaminating the entire contents. Always use your Copics first. Stay tuned for our next installment of Copic Basics, where we will take a look at safety tips and caring for your markers. We hope you enjoyed this brief overview of what Copic markers are. Much love, Dymonz... ********** Using Glossy Accents There are a few products out there in the market very similar to Ranger's Glossy Accents eg Judikins Diamond Glaze and Stampin' Up!'s Crystal Effects. They all have similar applications and every crafter will have a preference. It is a clear, three-dimensional gloss medium that can be used on a number of different materials. It can be used to accent, brighten, dimensionalize and magnify distinct areas. It's acid free, non-toxic and dries to a hard, clear finish. This makes it ideal for all crafts. Glossy Accents is best used on small areas on paper and card or the moisture in it will cause warping. Also it can cause some inks to bleed, so care should be taken. Do a test when trying it on a new colouring medium -- I know it makes my printer ink bleed, even after heatsetting. You don't want to spend time colouring in an image and then ruin it with some over zealous application of the glossy accents!

It can also be used as a glue in small areas. This is ideal for attaching a small pic to those clear acrylic fragments that TH supplies or gems to artwork. Try mixing in glitter and using to give even more sparkle with no fear of glitter shedding when rubbed. Or add alcohol ink to change the colour slightly and emphasize those areas even more. Ranger also make a Crackle Accents. Very similar to the Glossy Accents in appearance but a bit thicker. This, when dried, gives a great crackle effect that can also be high-lighted after thoroughly dry with ink rubbed into the cracks. Also in this family by Ranger is the Matte Accents. This, as the name suggests, gives a clear matte instead of glossy finish giving a subtle, dry embossed look to the artwork. And there is also Sepia Accents, which as the name suggests gives a sepiatone dimensional finish, and Enamel Accents which is an opaque dimensional accent that gives the look of enamel when dried. Each product has it's own niche, and depending on the type of artwork being crafted, one or more of these mediums are strong contenders for the "Craft Room Essentials" list. Written and Submitted by Helen Angel-Cullum

Artist Trading Cards and Tags Designer: Stampin’ Dymonz

Tim Holtz Acrylic Ink Resist Tools and Supplies Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tags & Bookplates Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher More Mustard SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Pixie Pink SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Brilliant Blue SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Elegant Eggplant SU! Classic Stampin' Pad Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber - Pearl Tsukineko Black Ink Pad Butterfly Stamp Sentiment Stamp Yellow Polka Dot Ribbon 1) Ink Butterfly Stamp thoroughly using acrylic paint dabber. Stamp image on tag. Allow paint to dry. 2) Using the sponging technique, sponge random parts of the butterfly. Bring sponged color all the way to edges of tag. 3) Wipe excess ink off of stamped image to reveal full clear image. 4) Stamp sentiment using black ink.5) Using More Mustard, ink the edges of the tag. Add a piece of ribbon. **********

Designer: TerryEO

Fourth of July Tag Tools and Supplies: Tellen's Place Designs Image Georgia Pacific White Card Stock Crystal Effects Stickles: Diamond and Gold Copic Markers Recollections Foam Dots Microsoft Gallery Clip Art Brads from Stash Red & Blue Card Stock from Stash Red, White & Blue Ribbon from Stash **********

Designer: Kathy

Fourth of July Tag Tools and Supplies: Making Memories Alpha Stickers Mrs. Grossman's Stars Memento Ink - Lady Bug Colorbox - Ice Blue TH Distress Crackle Paint - Antique Linen TH Tag Die K+Company - Americana Border EK Stickers K+Company - Americana Border Stickles - Silver

Other Crafts Charms Have you ever considered unique items that can be used on your projects? Charms are great items for paper projects and can be handmade along with the papercraft for an extra special touch.

Designer: Terry Oulboub

********** Creative Crafts: Stick Pins

Designer: TerryEO

Tools and Supplies DCWV Card Stock Jewelry Gallery Beads Pizzazz Aplenty Stick Pins Pizzazz Aplenty Flatback Pearls Martha Stewart Border Punch Up & Up Cosmetic Sponges AdTech Low Temp Glue Gun Feathers from Stash Organza Ribbon from Stash

Bonus Projects The Bonus Projects section only appears in the print version of the magazine. This is a collection of craft projects that have not appeared in the online version. This section will be available in all print versions.

Designer: TerryEO

Masculine Card Tools and Supplies K&Company Designer Paper Basic Grey Rhinestones Stampin' Up Window Punch Stampin' Up Oval Punch Tim Holtz Ink Distressing Tea Dye Western Crafts Jute Button (from stash) Beads (from stash) **********

Designer: TerryEO

Extended Card turned into Inspirational Book Tools and Supplies DCWV Specialty Card Stock DCWV Patterned Paper Georgia Pacific Card Stock Recollections Flowers Recollections Rhinestones Prima Flowers Tim Holtz Ink Distressing Tea Dye Ribbon Trends Organza Ribbon **********

Designer: TerryEO

Treat Box Tools and Supplies K&Company Specialty Card Stock Offray Ribbon Provo Craft Red Sticky Tape Weather's Originals Candy Card Stock (from stash) Acetate (from stash) **********

Designer: TerryEO

Altered Pizza Box Toos and Supplies Stampin' Up Card Stock Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder Ribbon Trends Organza Ribbon Pizzazz Aplenty Butterflies Versa Magic Spring Pansy Ink Prima Flowers Ashland Flowers


Designer: TerryEO

Post-It Note Holders Tools and Supplies K&Company Specialty Card Stock Post-it-Notes Ashland Flowers Offray Ribbon Card Stock (from stash)

Final Notes… SDSS Store Grand Opening August 19th thru 21st The Stampin’ Dymonz Scrap Shack will be opening its storefront during the third weekend of August. The SDSS Store will carry many of the most popular paper crafting tools and supplies:  Ranger Product Line, including Tim Holtz, Jenni Bowlin, and Claudine Helmuth  BasicGrey Product Line  Copic Marker Line  Prima Product Line  Tellen’s Place Designs Digital Images Created Exclusively for SDSS  And more…

Tellen’s Place Designs Exclusive Coupon In honor of our first print edition and our upcoming SDSS Store Grand Opening, Tellen’s Place Designs has graciously extended the following coupon to viewers of the Village Scraps Magazine:

Mention that you saw this ad in the Inaugural Edition of the Village Scraps Magazine and place a minimum order of $15 and receive a 30% off your total order plus a FREE digi!

Village Scraps Magazine, July 2011  

This is the inaugural edition of the Village Scraps Magazine.

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