Tuesday, September 30, 2008


We had a blast at ScrapPink! Two days of cropping, lot's of good food and terrific company! Everyone went home with a prize or two, too!

We truly enjoyed Kathleen Reid's visit, she is an incredibly talented and sweet woman. Many of her books flew out the door and I've heard from several people already how much they have enjoyed reading her book! We have a handful of books left for purchase that Kathleen graciously signed.

Kathleen with Michelle & Julie. We were so excited to see Michelle (and Julie of course!), Michelle drove in from West Virginia for the event.

Thank you all for the many wonderful auction items. $406 was raised just from the auction alone and will be donated to ScrapPink.
Rappaport Leasing allowed us to hold our event in the empty space next to our store which allowed us to spread out and have more croppers!

Mmm, mmm, we had a lot of yummy food.
Cindy was a little hungry....

Me and Laurie.
Monique made it after a long day at work. We were so happy to see her! It's not ScrapPink with out Mo!
My two donut buddies ;-)
Virginia and Kelley ~ thank you for bringing the extra tables!
The Scrap Pack Buddies ~ Kristen and Camisha (wish you were here, too, Sarah!)
Many more photos and lot's of great moments were had by all.

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's New...

American Crafts is on the floor! We really shuffled to get it out before ScrapPink! The new cardstock packs are a big hit, so are the new rub-ons, thickers, stickers, ribbons, patterned paper and more! We've also restocked our page protectors and albums.

Fancy Pants!!! Entire collections of "All Fall", "The Daily Grind", and "Happy Holidays" will be on the floor tomorrow. Lot's of boxes to unpack and we got a little behind since we were busy with ScrapPink which was a blast and a fantastic success! I will post more on ScrapPink tomorrow. Pictures & details! Loved our visit with Kathleen Reid, not only a talented author but also a talented scrapbooker, designer and an incredibly sweet person!

The new glitter cuts are amazing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kathleen Reid, Local Author

Kathleen Reid, local author, will be attending a book signing at Scrapdoodles on Saturday, September 26 at 2:30pm. She will be at ScrapPink at 1pm.

"Written with humor and grace,”* Kathleen Reid’s Paris Match caught readers’ attention. Now she returns with the intertwining lives of the women of Belloix, Alabama’s scrapbooking club—a novel full of “the twists and turns that keep readers turning pages. . ."**

Buy "A Page Out of Life" at Scrapdoodles

When frazzled mother of four Ashley Gates lets her best friend drag her to a meeting of the local scrapbook club, she’s amazed at the way old photos and mementos can bring vivid color to sepia-toned memories. Among the surprisingly diverse group is Tara, a single grad student whose search for love, like her relationship with her absentee father, has only brought her heartache—and some funny dating stories. Then there’s Libby, a semi-retired teacher who thought she’d spend her golden years taking cooking and photography classes—not as a town pariah after her son is charged in a corporate scandal. And as Ashley copes with a husband whose love for her fluctuates with her weight, she comes to depend more and more on her scrapbooking sisters. For only together can they face earth-shattering revelations and emotionally unavailable men—and figure out their futures while artfully commemorating their pasts.

Praise for the novels of Kathleen Reid
“Stellar.”—Adriana Trigiani
“Fast-paced, engaging.”— Richmond Times Dispatch
**Emyl Jenkins, author of Stealing With Style

ScrapPink last minute reminders!

We checked out the space next door today, it's nice and spacious. You will have plenty of room to move around and sit with your friends! If you are bringing any electronics that need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet, be sure to bring an extension cord and power strip. There are only a few outlets on the outside walls. Also, since we are borrowing chairs, I recommend you bring cushions for your tender behinds. We have 21 hours of cropping ahead of us!!!

New Product!

BasicGrey ~ All the embellishments for Offbeat, Ambrosia & Eva are here! Including stamps, Rub-Ons, Brads, Chip Stickers, White & Dark Chocolate Chip
BazzillBasicsPaper ~ New Dotted Swiss Cardstock in beautiful new colors!
QuicKutz ~ New EZ Store, Silhouette Sketch Pens, Adhesive Vinyl in Blue, Pink, Navy, Teal, Brt. Pink, Brt. Grn, (All in one storage have not arrived yet!) See for more info.
Ink by Steph ~ Fresh Ink (beautiful Beachy line)
Rusty Pickle ~ Candy Land
Fiskars ~ New Scalloped Punches, Limited Edition Christmas Punches and the new Corner and Border Punches
Stampington & Company ~ The Stamper's Sampler O/N 08, Somerset Memories O/N 08, Somerset Life Autumn 08, Life Images Ayutumn 08, Somerset Workshop Autumn 08
Best Creations ~ Halloween Papers (really cool black & white theme)
Clear Scraps ~ Scalloped Square Album

What is going out this week?
American Crafts ~ Albums, New Cardstock, Papers, Thickers, Ribbons & More!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

QuicKutz Holiday Shape Release

Can you believe it? The holiday season is already upon us! But there's no need to fret because QuicKutz is helping you prepare with the 2008 holiday release featuring Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas shapes!

With QuicKutz dies, it's fast and easy to make custom holiday cards, gifts and decorations for the season without sacrificing quality. No matter how busy your holiday schedule is, there's always time for QuicKutz!This release includes four borders, three Cookie Cutter Shapes, Seven 2x2 dies, and Ten 4x4 dies. Your Exclusive September QuicKutz die is a 2x2 Single Kutz Star Tag!*

These dies won't last long! In stock now! However, QuicKutz has discontinued their current Holiday shapes and these new Holiday shapes are Limited Editions!

*Requires Doodle Kutz Klub Membership. See store for details.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Card Creations for October...

Hello! I thought I'd pop on this morning and show you the cards we'll be making in the October 18th Card Creations Class! Our focus is Christmas cards- we'll be needing them before you know it!

Here they are:

Date: October 18th, 2008
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: $16.00
What to Bring: just your basics- scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive, pencil...

To sign up, call the store at 540-548-3788.

Thanks again to all the ladies who joined me on Saturday! I hope you had as fun a time as I did!!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

BASICGREY Embellishments are HERE!

Ambrosia, Eva, Offbeat embellishments are here! Olio rub-ons, stamps, brads, chip stickers, alpha chip stickers, Chocolate Chip Board & Alphas, White Chocolate Chip Board & Alphas, Chipboard Albums & more! Come and get `em while we got `em!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hump Day Happy Hour!

Don't forget today is Hump Day Happy Hour! We are featuring a 12 x 12 layout using 29th Street Market from My' Mind's Eye. All you need to bring is yourself and $5, we supply the rest! Anytime between 4:30pm and 6:30pm or until supplies run out!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Newsletter Hightlights!


We are finishing our plans for our ScrapPink event on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. We would love to completely fill the store next door with Scrapbookers in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A minimum of $10 per attendee will be donated to ScrapPink.

We have a Gift Basket with a QuicKutz Revolution and item(s) from next week's new release to raffle off for anyone who signs up by close of business this Saturday, September 20! Sign up a friend and get an extra raffle ticket! The gift basket is valued at over $200!

If you cannot attend the crop, please either donate a hand-crafted or store bought item for the silent auction or attend the auction on September 26 & September 27. The auction will close at 7pm on Saturday. For more information please email Cheryl at

You can sign up one of 3 ways:
Both days for $65
Friday only for $25
Saturday only for $50.

Don't forget that, Katleen Reid, author of "A Page Out of Life" will be attending for a book signing on Saturday during the crop!

Upcoming class schedule:
NEW! Hump Day Happy Hour every Wednesday anytime from 4:30pm-6:30pm come complete a 12x12 layout for $5!
Wed., Sept. 17 ~ 10am-12pm Page Planning w/Cheryl M. $14
Thur., Sept. 18 ~ 7pm Learn the Silhouette w/Cheryl R. $18 (you do not need to bring or own the Silhouette)
Fri., Sept. 19 ~ 6pm-12am Crop $10
Sat., Sept. 20 ~ 1:30pm Cards w/Tessa $16
Sat., Sept. 20 ~ 5pm-11pm Crop $10
Mon., Sept. 29 ~ Beyond the Basics w/Denise $10 w/Supplies
Fri., Sept. 26 & Sat., Sept. 27 ScrapPink!
Tue., Sept. 30 ~ 7pm A Week in the Life w/Dana
Sat., Oct. 4 ~ Come join Nic of Pink Paislee for 2 exclusive classes
10:30am Beauty Tips Mini Book w/Pop Fashion $40
1:30pm Halloween Mini Book w/Vintage Moon $34

All classes & crops must be pre-paid in advance.For our complete class line-up see Classes

New Arrivals:
My Mind's Eye ~ Laundry Line, Just Dreamy 2, NightLight, Snowed In
Heidi Grace ~ Halloween
Tattered Angels ~ Frosty Memories Glimmer Glass Window Album
K&Company ~ Fall Harvest
October Afternoon ~ Hometown Collection
Scrapbook Trends Oct 08
Cards Oct 08Paper Trends Oct 08
Zip Dry
What is going out this week?
KI Memories ~ Festive & Sheers
Reminisce ~ Re-order of all your favorites inc. Jet-Setters
Just Rite Stamps
Queen & Company
Best Creations ~ Halloween

Sales this week:
SEI 25% off (excludes Baby & Summer CHA release)
Fancy Pants 30% off (excludes Summer CHA release)

Sale prices apply to regular priced and in-stock merchandise. Offer good through September 24, 2008.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Scrapdoodles is a Certified Silhouette Store!

I just completed a 10 part Silhouette Certification we are qualified to provide product demonstrations and answer additional questions regarding the Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter. I will be teaching a Silhouette Class this Thursday night at 7pm. Please call the store at 540.548.3788 to register.

The Silhouette can do so much more than I anticipated. We will have to offer a couple different classes to teach everything there is to know about the Silhouette. If you have the Silhouette, you will have noticed that there are several different tools available that are not really explained in your Basic Guide that comes with your tool. This is just some of the information that will begin to cover in the class (ie. spline, polyline, TTF, welding).

I have had several people ask me recently about the difference between the QuicKutz Silhouette and the Cricket, the main difference is that the Cricket is cartridge based. You MUST have a cartridge to use your Cricket and that will limit your fonts and shapes. The Silhouette is used with a lap top or desk top and therefore can use your computer software to create unlimited shapes and fonts. You can use any true type font and download unlimited shapes. You also have the option of purchasing individual shapes from QuicKutz.

I am usually at the store Monday through Friday Open to 3:30pm if you have any questions or you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Good night!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

October Afternoon & My Mind's Eye!

Hometown & stamps from October Afternoon is here and on the floor. Come and get it while it's here!
Ten boxes of My Mind's Eye arrived Friday evening and with the Yard Sale it's been slow going getting it out. Laundry Line made it out today. It's beautiful!

Just Dreamy II will be going out Monday along with Night Life and Snowed In.

New Class from Donna Downey!

Friday, October 24 ~ 10am-1pm
8 page, 6x12 mixed-media, fabric and paper hybrid album : class time 3 hours
"Nothing makes me happier than a scrapbook bursting at the seams with creative bits of paper, fabrics, ribbons and photos...that is unless it incorporates cardboard, stamping, acrylic and transparencies too! This album is an over the top mixed-media experience blending traditional scrapbooking products in uncoventional ways that results in a collected scrapbook of memories that is artistic, personal and rich with vibrant color." Donna Downey

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Little Yellow Bicycle Halloween & Bo-Bunny

Little Yellow Bicycle ~ Frightful is in! Exclusive to Independant Retailers!

Bo-Bunny Press ~ My Bit Fat Word Books

It Takes Two ~ Breast Cancer papers and stickers includes "Walk for the Cure"

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pink Paislee Design Team Member Classes!

Nicole from Pink Paislee will be here Saturday, October 4! She has designed two classes exclusively for Scrapdoodles. Beauty Tips featuring Pop Fashion and a Halloween Book featuring Vintage Moon. Both use chipboard books from Maya Rd. and lot's of Pink Paislee product!
Details ~
Sat., October 4 10:30 am Beauty Tips $40
Sat., October 4 1:30 pm Halloween Book $34
You will need to bring your basic class kit.

Revolution Love!

Here is a video of the new Revolution Love shipping in October! Retails for $159.99 and can you use any die in the industry. There will be additional cutting mats available for the different dies.

We are pre-selling the Love so that you will be guaranteed to be the first to get one off the truck! QuicKutz Klub Members receive 20% off their regular priced merchandise everyday!

New Arrivals in Store!

Fiskars ~ Special Edition Breast Cancer Scissors, Limited Edition Halloween Punches
Creating Keepsakes October 2008
QuicKutz ~ The cutest Idea books have arrived, 4 different themes and they retail for only $1.99! Plus all the Baking, Recipe & School themed 2x2, 4x4, and cookie cutter shapes are in stock! For more details go to
QuicKutz ~ Restock of 2x2 and 4x4 shapes (lot's of Halloween & Holiday!)
CK Media ~ Paper Crafts
Imaginisce ~ Reorder of A Sore Thing (just in time to finish out those summer pictures), Halloween & Christmas (they flew out the first time!)
American Crafts ~ Halloween/Fall Ribbon Assortment
K&Company ~ Remake!
Creative Imaginations ~ Disney, Travel, Beach, Family & Faith, Firefighter, Giddy Up, Halloween, School, Police, Army, Zoo, Boys, EMT, Safari & more
Fiskars ~ Page Protectors, Acrylic Blocks
Hampton Arts ~ Glitter Glue
Heidi Grace ~ Reagan's Closet
Cloud 9 ~ Finlay's Estate Lil Davis ~ Ready Set Go
Kimberly Poloson ~ Blooming Love

Rock Paper Trimmer!

Rock, Paper, Trimmer
Fiskars has a rockin' new tool, and it's called the Rock, Paper, Trimmer. This is a trimmer like no other- speakers for your MP3 player are built right into it! We took one of these new trimmers and passed it around to some of the fiskars design team to see what they could make using this trimmer. Fiskars 45mm rotary blades (that work in other 45mm trimmers and rotary fabric cutters) work in this trimmer, just another great feature it has to offer. Some other wonderful things about the trimmer's features are-

Music related features:* Universal connector plug fits into any headphone jack – allows you to play music from any portable music player (MP3, CD, Tape) or even laptop computer* Built-in speakers powered by your MP3 player – no need for batteries or outlets* Softgrip cradle for MP3 player – protects and holds your MP3 player while trimming

Cutting related features:* Softgrip blade carriage – comfortable right or left handed use* Paper grip under the guide rail keeps paper from moving while trimming – fewer mistakes in cutting* Replaceable 4-sided cutting strip – protects blades and prolongs sharpness* 45mm rotary blade format – several different decorative blades are available for unique cutting edge designs
Base Deck/Measuring Surface features:* Bold common card and photo sizes called out on the measuring surface – helps you quickly measure and cut to the proper dimensions* Peel off plastic film – protects the measuring surface* Carrying handle – easy to transport
Now let's see how the design team rocked the projects!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Scrap Pink News!!!

We are so excited to announce that we are hosting our Scrap Pink Crop for the Cure next door on September 26 & 27! We will be able to accommodate approximately 50 croppers! When signing up, please let us know if you are attending with a group. The new sign-up sheets will be available tomorrow morning at 10am, (September 4, 2008). We will automatically transfer everyone from the existing list to the new list.

You can sign up one of 3 ways:
Both days for $65
Friday only for $25
Saturday only for $50

Included in this year's ScrapPink Crop are:

Friday night 3pm-11pm (pizza, beverages & snacks)

Saturday - 10am-12am (14 hours!) Texas Barbeque, HOT! Baked Potato Bar, fresh salads, deserts, and snacks & beverages throughout the day.

We also have some incredible raffle prizes including: QuicKutz, Simply Renee Ribbon Organizer, Tattered Angels, Kaiser Craft, Little Yellow Bicycle's Complete Halloween Assortment!, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, Melissa Frances and more to come! There will be a beautiful make-n-take from Melissa Frances! We also have some great goody bags plus attend Friday and receive a special gift just for you! Attend Saturday and receive your choice of class kits from My Mind's Eye or Cosmo Cricket! Attend both days and get it ALL!

We are also looking for donations for the Silent Auction. They can be store bought or hand-crafted. You may contact Cheryl at 540.548.3788 or for more info.

We also are excited to announce that Kathleen Reid (, author of "A Page Out of Life" will be attending for a book signing on Saturday! Here is a wonderful audio interview for A PAGE OUT OF LIFE that Kathleen did. I thought you might enjoy it. Here is a sneak preview of one of the kits that will be available for you to choose as your gift with your Saturday, Sept. 27th attendance!
Can't wait to see you! All of the Silent Auction proceeds and a minimum of $10 per person will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.