CK Events: Keep Calm and Volunteer On…Seattle Needs YOU!

A wise man once said, “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.”

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How true that is, and what a wonderful feeling it is to help others. While Creating Keepsakes Conventions are such fun events to put on, there are a lot of working parts that require constant attention. With minimal staff at every show we couldn’t run our events without dedicated volunteers like you! In Seattle this year, our need is great. Did you know we have many different types of volunteer roles for almost every type of skill set & ability? Whether you are a crafter or not we will find a job to suit you.  Plus, if you’re worried how volunteering might interfere with your schedule full of fun, don’t fret – we’ll work around your classes, scheduled shopping time, and crops!

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Perks of Volunteering

  • Meet new people
  • Shifts vary from 2-4 hours
  • Work with and learn how to use the newest product
  • Get 50% off 1 apparel item in the CKC Bookstore
  • 1 free vendor floor shopping pass
  • $20 to spend on a CK class or select product from the CKC bookstore
  • Free gift (check out this cuteness)

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If you have any questions regarding volunteer shifts feel free to email our customer service inbox and our helpful volunteer coordinator, Ashley will be happy to answer those queries.

The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is a great way to get together with friends before the holidays. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Scrapbook Inspiration: Creating with Yarn

Bring a warm and inviting feel to your page by using a bit of yarn on your layout. You can use it like Nicole Harper did on the Her Space layout she created for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture by wrapping it around page accents, photos, or journaling blocks.

Her Space by Nicole Harper for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture

Her Space by Nicole Harper for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture

Create the look:

Wrap yarn around stars to create a second star.

Wrap yarn around stars to create a second star.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Stamping with Corrugate Shapes

Because of pigment ink’s lengthy drying time, you can use this ink to stamp the cool shape and texture of one material onto another. Summer Fullerton did just that on her Nerf Wars layout for Mixed Media, Vol. 1 using corrugated cardboard die cuts. Try this idea using fabric flowers to stamp soft, floral shapes on a summer layout.

Nerf Wars by Summer Fullerton from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Nerf Wars by Summer Fullerton from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink shape thoroughly by pressing into inkpad.

Step 1: Ink shape thoroughly by pressing into inkpad.

Step 2: Press inked shape face down on tag to transfer image.

Step 2: Press inked shape face down on tag to transfer image.

Step 3: When ink dries, stitch around stamped image for added texture.

Step 3: When ink dries, stitch around stamped image for added texture.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Create Accents from Clear Packaging

We’ve all heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” How true it is! When it comes to scrapbook product packaging, that is. Let your next purchase ignite your fire to scrapbook in more ways that include upcycling product packaging.

Upcycle the clear plastic inserts from your packaging to create flowers for your layouts, like the one Kim Watson created on her Stolen Moments layout for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking. Simply draw flowers on teh plastic, cut out, ink the edges, and finish each with a small embellishment. Or use a punch or die-cutting machine to make the work go faster.

Stolen Moments by Kim Watson for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Stolen Moments by Kim Watson for Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Create the look:

Create clear flowers from packaging

Create clear flowers from packaging

Supply Tip: Use leftover rub-ons to add words, images, or color to your packaging flowers.

 

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Scrapbook How-to: Rock-n-Roll Stamping

It’s easy to give your stamped images visual depth. Follow Kim Hughes’ lead and try a stamping technique called Rock-n-Roll. This technique, seen on Kim’s Enjoy Life layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink, gets its name from the action of rolling the stamp on the ink pad while inking the stamp. Rock-n-Roll is easy to do and you’ll love the results.

Enjoy Life by Kim Hughes from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

Enjoy Life by Kim Hughes from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Stamps & Ink

In addition to flower stamps, think of the other types of images that would look even better when stamped using this technique, and the color pairings you could use on them. Add a little extra color and realism to fruit images, like a pear stamped in yellow-green with a slightly darker yellow edge. Or add extra visual interest to filigree images stamped in silver by adding blue or teal edges to give them a patina look.

Ink entire surface of stamp with lighter color, then roll edges in darker ink, and stamp.

Ink entire surface of stamp with lighter color, roll edges in darker ink, and stamp.

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink stamp in a lighter shade of ink, covering the entire surface of the stamp.

Step 2: Roll the edges of the inked stamp on a darker colored inkpad.

Step 3: Stamp your image.

Tip: Always start with the lighter ink so you don’t get dark ink on your light ink pad.

Get other versions of the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks special issues for other ideas, tips, and inspiration.

 

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