Thursday, January 30, 2014

Art is Theraputic - Join us in Class

Do you ever just need to get away for some time on your own to create? What about time to just use art as a therapy for your stresses and in the process learn something new? 

If you answered yes, then our new Art Therapy Classes are something you might enjoy! 

Here is a bit about them:

Join us for "Art Therapy" cost is $35. This is a time where you can unwind and learn a great technique. We will teach a technique based on our example. We will provide all the materials. You decide if you want to make your art piece like ours or if you want explore and create your own unique piece. You are welcome to bring in snacks and drinks. 

In most of our Art Therapy sessions you will walk away with a canvas piece, journal page or even a mini album. Class will run three hours, maybe longer, if all are having fun! 

Light snacks and drinks will be provided during class, but you are also welcome to bring your own. 

Space IS limited, and you will receive a FULL table to yourself, so reserve a spot today by calling (618) 526-8500

Class dates are as follows: 

January 31st February 8th
7pm till 10pm 1pm till 4pm

February 28th March 14th
7pm till 10pm 7pm till 10pm

March 29th April 11th
1pm till 4pm 7pm till 10pm

April 19th
7pm till 10pm

If you join us, you will be learning techniques so that you will be able to incorporate into your work such as these: 

  • stenciling techniques
  • modeling paste techniques
  • mist techniques
  • collage work
  • layering
  • using found objects
  • creating backgrounds
  • using watercolors
  • texture techniques and ideas
And these are just a small portion of the things you will learn! 

We can't wait to see you in class!! 

Below I've included some examples with techniques you will learn! 

 Stamping using paints and watercolor crayons

Stenciling and splatter

Alcohol inks

Creating a 3D element out of household items for your mixed media

Background techniques

More background techniques on tags... 

Don't forget, Speedy Scrappers is still having a Design Team call! We are looking for local as well as out of town DT members! Click HERE for details! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Stencils Just In!

Have you stopped in the store recently? If you haven't you definitely should! We just got some new stencils in that we didn't have before from Studio Calico, and also some that we ran out of a while back! We are so excited to have them back in just in time for our upcoming Art Journal Club!! 

Check them out... 

Also, be sure to head over to our Facebook page and like us if you haven't already. We are going to be celebrating 1,000 likes very soon with a prize! You will want to be a part of the celebration! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Art Journal Club at Speedy Scrappers

If you haven't noticed, we have some brand new classes and crops coming up at the store! We are excited to share them with you! There are so many exciting things coming up, we can hardly contain ourselves! 

The first one is our Art Journal Club. How it works is that the club is a 3 month club. With your 3 month membership of $50 you will receive access to an online classroom (private) of art journal lessons. You will also have the opportunity to attend the recording of the class as a sit down class in the store as a part of joining. So even after you take the class in the store, you can re-watch it again on your own time! There will be an additional $5 material charge for in store class participants if you need to use our supplies. You will receive a list of supplies in advance of what we will be using. 

In addition to all of this, you will receive a 20% discount on all supplies used in each class! 
Call 618-526-8500 or stop in the store to reserve your spot. 
Even if you sign up after our first class on February 9th, you will still have access to all of the class videos from the beginning and as they are released. 

Our first class will be on February 9th with myself, Emily. We will be creating a simple Art Journal Page using Distress Paint, Acrylic Paints, stencils and a white pen. 

You can find a lot of stencils available in the Speedy Scrappers Store, including the majority used here! I will provide a detailed list of exact stencils and products for Art Journal Club members. I can't wait to see you in class on the 9th!! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Speedy Scrappers Design Team Call!!!

310 Bargraves Rd
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 526-8500

Speedy Scrappers is a brick and mortar scrapooking and mixed media store located in Troy, IL, near the St. Louis metro area. We carry a large selection of scrapbook, mixed media and altered art supplies that is growing weekly. Since we are expanding our online presence, we are having a Design Team Call and we want you!

Do you like to scrapbook? Do you like mixed media or altered arts? Then this is the call for you. We are looking for 5 team members. 3 members must be local to the Troy, IL or St. Louis, MO area so that they can pick up their DT packages and drop off their examples each month. ( You will receive all of your projects when the store is finished, or we can sell them for you if you request!) Our other 2 members do not have to live in the area. We will ship to them.

How to Apply:
Please email us at with the following information (please copy and paste into an email): 
  1. Your name, address, phone number and email
  2. Link to your blog and/or online gallery.
  3. Links to any online social media sites you are a part of (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  4. Please send us 4-5 recent examples of your best work. Close ups are encouraged!
  5. Tell us about you! What do you consider your specialty? Scrapbooking? Cards? Mixed media?
  6. Tell us about the CRAFTY you…Link to your scrapbook resume if you have one? 
  7. Why do you want to be a part of the Speedy Scrappers team and what will you bring to the table for it?

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 11:59PM CST

We are sorry, but at this time, we are not accepting International applicants.

Design Team Requirements:
  1. All designers are required to make 3-4 projects using the Design Team packages provided each month. Our 3 local designers must drop off their examples by their specific dates. (a DT calendar will be provided)
  2. Our 2 out of town designers will post to the Store Blog on their specific posting dates. General explanations of products used from the store as well as general instructions should be in the blog posts. (We will post local designers work to the store blog.)
  3. Photos of projects must be clear and taken in good lighting. We understand you are not professional photographers, but quality photos can be easily achieved.
  4. If you don't mind sharing your work, DT members are encouraged to post their work on other social media sites and galleries.
  5. Participate in our private Design Team Facebook Group.
Design Team Benefits:
Every month design team members will be provided with a design team pack chosen by the store owner. All design team members will receive 20% at Speedy Scrappers during their term. (Out of town designers can contact the store and use their discount as well. Products purchased will ship with their design team packs free!) Local designers also have the opportunity to teach in the store, allowing them to earn money! In addition, local designers, and out of town designers, if they ever visit our area, can attend all of our in store crops free during their term!

Design Team term will run until August 31st, 2014.

Questions? Email us at: