Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 2014 - Big Deal Collection

Welcome to your new collection for February . . . Big Deal!

A Note From Tricia
With the first of the month unfortunately falling on a Saturday, your kits are prepped and ready to leave the warehouse on Monday morning. May they land on your doorsteps quickly!

Today is opening day for Boot Camp registration. We look forward to offering the inspiration and companionship needed to accomplish your crafting goals for 2014. My favorite part of this boot camp is that it doesn't require push ups, sit ups, or long morning runs. You'll just be sweating it out in your crafting space!

We're packing and gearing up for our first Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine, TX, on February 21-22. I'll be teaching a series of three Efficient Scrapbooking workshops and look forward to meeting up with several members at the show. Be prepared to welcome some newbies to the fold!

With the migration of monthly membership processing to the shopping cart completed, we continue to work on a few of the challenges created by our unique business model. (With-kit orders, membership add-ons and amendments are apparently not typical in most monthly clubs.) Phase three of our website maintenance is about to begin. This includes an overhaul of the Community Forum, revisions to the "Join" landing page, and a major update to our Gallery. These improvements are absolutely critical as the current software is no longer supported after serving us well for the past decade. Please pardon our dust during the remodel.

What's Ahead?
With winter's fierce grip on the nation, we're beyond ready for signs of spring. We plan to celebrate the upcoming budding season with a theme suggested by member Jodi B.--Trees. With the neutral tones and images of the collection, subtle textures of the paper, and the handmade specialty stock we've ordered, you'll want to build a nest for this kit!

Kit and Color Details
This month's fonts include Hopfer Hornbook and Summertime.

If you happen to need the coordinating RGB colors to help you create digital designs, this should get you started . . .

Color R G B
Red Pearl R178 G76 B101
Ivory R242 G236 B213
Tan R255 G206 B173
Yellow R255 G230 B83
Grey R101 G93 B92

And for our rubber stamping crowd, the following inks are recommended:

Club Scrap
Topaz, Ruby, Sandstone, India Black, Ash

Classic Pigment - Magenta, Ochre, Merlot, Ruby Satin, Sepia Black
Fluid Chalk - Warm Red, Yellow Cadmium, Alabaster

Adirondack Mushroom, Espresso, Cranberry

VersaColor - Raspberry, Vanilla, Pinecone, Magenta
VersaMagic - Wheat, Thatched Straw
Memento - Rhubarb Stalk
Brilliance - Sunflower Yellow, Pearlescent Poppy

Stewart Superior
Palette - Haystack, Moulin Rouge
Memories Dye - Straw, Sand
Memories Pigment - Pomegranate, Ancient Earth
Memories Chalk - Honey Mustard, Quiet Yellow, Hazy Magenta, Delicate Rose

We have much to discover about Big Deal. Stay tuned on the blog for more articles, ideas and creativity to come throughout the month!


  1. Thanks for all the exciting updates, Tricia! I've already signed up for Boot Camp! And I love having all the information and projects posted on the blog that used to be in Scrap Rap format. SO MUCH MORE to enjoy!!

  2. I like this format, all the information from Page 2 of the Scrap Rap. So helpful to get the news from Tricia, updates, ink colors and next months kit theme. I could print this off! THANKS!

  3. I love all the info too, but I'm afraid I'll miss an article.

    1. If you enter your email address in the "Follow Our Blog by Email", you'll get an email every time this blog is updated, and you won't miss ANYTHING.

  4. Thank you for always providing us with cutting edge projects and materials to keep us inspired! I signed up for Boot Camp and cannot wait until it starts. Thanks, Tricia, and all the folks at Club Scrap!!!

  5. Another vote for the new Scrap Rap format - visiting this blog is my daily habit, right along with my coffee! I love all the additional information and inspiration (and you even link up the fonts for us - a big smile for this lazy girl!) I'm eagerly awaiting Boot Camp and I'm imagining all of the possibilties for the Big Deal collection!

  6. Oooo Trees! Sounds like a great kit, how exciting! There goes my birthday money :) Boot Camp sounds like it's exactly what I need since I tend to hoard my kits-I've already signed up. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity to have lots of fun and create layouts, cards and finally get some of those hoarded projects made.
    When you overhaul the Community Forum in Galleria-will the kits section that shows all of the CS kits still remain?

    1. Yes, we are already exploring ways to keep that useful reference in the gallery.

  7. Cant wait to meet you all at the Scrapbook EXPO!!!


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