Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cards Class, August 22nd!

Hi Everyone!! Hope you are having a great week! I've been busy... packing for a move, packing for a fun weekend at CKC in Valley Forge, making cards... I am also in the Top 5 over at Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol Contest! Yes, I could be YOUR Gallery Idol! (Hee! I need Ryan Seacrest for that part!) If you haven't had a chance to check it out, please pop over- you can vote for your favorite, too! The other contestants made some great cards so I've got some tough competition!!

Ok... now for the card samples...

Glitzy Butterfly Card:

Vintage Collage Card:

Mellow Mushrooms Card:

Happy Birthday Card:

We will be focusing on some great techniques: using chunky glitter on chip board; basic stamping and heat embossing, simple distressing with ink, a great paper weave background, and die cutting with the new Epic 6!!

Class will be on Saturday, August 22nd at 1:30pm. It costs $16.00. Please bring your basic supplies with you- paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive...

You can call the store at (540) 548-3788 to sign up!

Have a great Friday!!!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Introducing the Letterpress by L

Yesterday, QuicKutz introduced a brand new product line. The Letterpress from Lifestyle Crafts, or simply "L", is affordable and fun for any home crafter!

The paper that is used is actually "fluffy", enabling the front to be debossed (and filled with ink) and the back to be perfectly flat. For example, if you letterpressed the front of a would see the design on the front, but when you open it up, you cannot see any's completely flat.

The Epic Six is the tool that you need to letterpress. A letterpress starter kit would include everything else you need to get started, including the paper, ink and printing plates (along with other items).

For the complete line of Letterpress items, click here to see them along with their prices.
If you are unfamiliar with letterpressing, there's a wealth of information on the web about it. You will note that letterpressing is typically a very expensive and labor intensive project. Thanks to QuicKutz, it is not only affordable, but it's something we can easily do from our homes! Just think of the Christmas cards, wedding invitations, notecards, business/calling cards and other fun things you can make with it. Personally, I see several people in my family getting personalized note cards for Christmas! And, for those who like to make an extra dollar on the side, you could very easily make sets to sell or take custom orders. Just think of the possibilities...

Below are the basic steps. QuicKutz has a video that puts it all in perspective, so hopefully they'll be posting that on their blog sometime soon.

Be sure to check out all the fun stuff on their website. If you have ANY questions about the Letterpress by L, please let us know!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

QuicKutz' New Say it With Style Release

Journaling is an essential part of scrapbooking-it's the way you tell your story! These new dies and embossing folders from QuicKutz are perfect additions to any project that you'd like to add a little of your own words. Use them on a variety of projects to highlight quotes, dates, names and places. They're easy to mix and match and you can even use the scalloped shapes and journaling lines separately as well as together! Don't forget to try our new pop-up doors to add more dimension and interaction with your projects.
Please note that everyone's shipment has been delayed about a week. :(

Embossing Folders
Add more dimension to your projects with new embossing folders from QuicKutz. These 2x2, A2 and border-sized embossing folders also have a journaling focus but include new patterns and shapes as well!

The Say it with Style release features three new alphabets with amazing intro pricing that will last through the end of August. Use them together with journaling blocks for even more style!

QuicKutz Club Die
August's exclusive shape is a journaling tag on a 2x2 SingleKutz die - join our Doodle Kutz club and it's yours.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Doodle Dollars!

Doodle Dollars start TODAY!

For every $25 you spend, earn a $5 certificate to spend at the end of July! Here's how to earn your doodle dollars: Between July 20 and Saturday July 25, 2009, for every $25 you spend, earn a Five dollar certificate to redeem July 26-August 1, 2009.

Spend $25 earn $5
Spend $50 earn $10
Spend $75 earn $15
There is no limit to how many you can earn!

HERE IS HOW TO REDEEM THE DOODLE DOLLARS:Redeem each $5 certificate between Sunday, July 26 through Saturday, August 1, with a $25 purchase. PRE-TAX, AFTER DISCOUNTS, DOES NOT INCLUDE CLASSES, CROPS OR GIFT CARD PURCHASES! Certificates must be earned on one receipt, in other words cannot be combined with other receipts to meet purchase requirement. Previously purchased items and special orders are not eligible. Valid on in-stock items only.

pend $25, redeem one certificate ($5).
Spend $50, redeem two certificates ($10) etc.

Have fun shopping!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Epic Giveaway, Sale & More!

Our demo machine HAS arrived! Be the first to try out the new EPIC SIX! Come in and give it a spin and don't forget our Epic Six giveaway is this weekend! July 18 at 7pm! You still have time to collect more tickets to win a gift basket worth more than $500 dollars which includes your favorite products such as Graphic 45, American Crafts, BoBunny, Remincise, My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Stickles, Fiskars, Maya Rd., and more! and of course, plenty of QuicKutz to use with the Epic Six that comes with the gift Basket!

MORE amazing news! AMAZING prices on 2x2 dies!
2x2 single dies - reg. $6.99 SALE $2.50*
2x2 double dies - reg. $12.99 SALE $4.50*
4x8 Alphabets only $19.99! (reg. $39.99)

*Sale runs Saturday July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. Applies to in-stock, specially MARKED merchandise only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Offer excludes previous purchases and specifically marked items. Come early to get the best selection!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


New from Reminisce...
23 new themes
31 new papers
22 new stickers.
Here's a sampling of the collection.

Carley's Layout this week!

EPIC SIX Breaking News!

Our demo machine HAS arrived! Be the first to try out the new EPIC SIX! Come in and give it a spin. And don't forget our Epic Six giveaway is this weekend! July 18 at 7pm! You still have time to collect more tickets to win a gift basket worth more than $500 dollars which includes your favorite products such as Graphic 45, American Crafts, BoBunny, Remincise, My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Stickles, Fiskars, Maya Rd., and more! and of course, plenty of QuicKutz to use with the Epic Six that comes with the gift Basket!
Epic Six Delivery Update...We've had lots of questions on when the remainder of the tools will arrive. Our first wave of tools will arrive early next week. If you were one of the first ones to buy it, you will be the first to receive your EPIC. We are in the process of putting together a list, complete with date and time stamp, so that everyone gets them in the exact order they were purchased. Our second wave of tools will arrive the week after next. After that, the waves will continue until everyone gets their Epic.

Monday, July 13, 2009

In just a few days...

Lauren Ferguson will be here to teach her incredible classes! There are samples up in the store! and they are even better in real life!!!!

Tour De Mist Travelogue $50
Fri., July 17 @ 10am (2hrs)

Tattered Angels has outdone themselves with this great gate album! You’ll learn to tap your deeper emotions and create a vivid travelogue for yourself or as a gift. You will be misting, masking, embossing, and stamping to create this unique one of a kind journal.

This journal has limitless possibilities. There are tags that flip out to the side. You will create pocket pages and learn how to add lines by stamping and inking. We will also be using two mystery techniques. You will have a place for all of your photos and journaling. We will be using Glimmer Screens, Glimmer Chips, Glimmer Stamps and the new Communique line from Graphic 45.

Find your creative muse just in time for summer trips. This can be a journal for yourself or someone special. Best of all, this book fits TONS of your vacation photos AND journaling OR you may want to just make it about your personal " journey"...lots of possibilities in this one and you can even color coordinate your journaling tags to the corresponding pages...I LOVE this combo book! Whether your explorations take you around the block or around the world, this class will help you tune into your inner journey.

Class supplies: Basic class kit.

The Other ATC - Acrylic Trading Cards $33
Fri., July 17 @ 2pm (1hr)

These mini pages make the perfect Acrylic Trading Card in this FAST PACED mini-class, you will learn how to stamp on, add collage images, staple through, sew into and transfer images onto acrylic.

By combining one or more of these quick and easy techniques you can add layers and texture to your projects.I will also share the ins and outs of how to work with other types of mixed media junkets on acrylic.

At the end of the hour you will have three beautiful little works of art that are worthy of being traded.

Class supplies: Basic Class Kit, craft knife, white and black Staz-On pad, liquid & dry adhesive.

Glimmer Mist-De-Mistified $65
Fri., July 17 @ 6pm (3hrs)

Everyone loves it! Now what to do with it??? Are you ready to spray your heart out?In this TECHNIQUE BASED class you will learn to use glimmer mists & screens. In this class you will be making 10 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" tags with instructions on the back of each for reference.

You will learn how to color match Glimmer Mist to your favorite pattern pages. You will learn how to make your own background pages. We will use resist techniques in new and interesting ways. You will find a renewed love of your watercolor pencils, crayons, acrylic paints and stamps.At the end of this TECHNIQUE BASED class you will leave looking to spray Glimmer Mists on anything that you can find. Each participant will be able to customize page titles for your photos.

Class supplies: Basic Class Kit.

QuicKutz Silhouette Shapes!

Have you been using your Silhouette? If not, you're missing out on some awesome designs! The QK team has been posting new images EVERY week (and sometimes every couple of days).

Remember, to get 50% OFF the subscription price, type in 4041 for the promo code. Trust me, it is SO worth it! If you don't want to subscribe on a monthly basis, each image is ONLY $1.99.

Here are some random images we pulled (there are LOTS more!) just to show you what's new in the past couple of weeks.

See this US Ribbon Slot? If you don't have a subscription, it's absolutely FREE to download - a gift from QuicKutz :)

One last thing...check out the QuicKutz for some interesting QK Silhouette info today!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday layouts by Carley

Here is Carley's layout for today! Remember all you need is $6 and yourself, all the supplies are provided!

Card Class this Saturday!


I thought I'd pop on and show you what cards we'll be making this Saturday at my card class. Here they are:

We are focusing on some fun techniques this time around: card making with transparencies; emboss resist; alcohol ink background, simple bow making and of course, stamping!

If you aren't busy on Saturday afternoon, call down to the store at 540-548-3788 and sign up! The class costs $16.00 and runs from 1:30 to about 3:30 pm. Just bring your basics... scissors, paper trimmer, adhesive... I'll supply all the card making goodies!

Cheryl is also hosting a crop on Saturday night... $10.00 will include snacks and drinks, unlimited cropping until 11:00pm, a chance to win some great prizes, and a discount on select items! You can't beat it!

Hope to see you there,


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Drumroll please...

Drumroll please...I have 3 winners to announce!
The winner of the Bo-Bunny Beach Kit is Amy Roudabush!!!
The winner of the GASC $25 Gift Card is Lori Goodson
The winner of the $50 Gift Bag is Jenna Bryant
Congratulations!!! If you haven't received a call yet, you will soon! I'm sorry, I've been swamped!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Just a quick reminder that we will be closed in the 4th but will have regular hours on the 3rd and 5th.

QuicKutz Sale
12 inch border dies
$12.99 (MSRP $24.99) & $14.99 (MSRP $29.99)

Epic Six
QuicKutz has extended the Rebate until August 30 to receive the exclusive 6 inch die! Your rebate must be postmarked by September 14. However, the first shipment is shipping soon and QuicKutz is already expecting to be out of stock, so be sure to order yours now!

This Weeks Sale
Tinkering Ink 25%
Be sure to check in store for the Manager's daily specials.

Star Wars & more!

Star Wars has made it's arrival at Scrapdoodles this week along with,
Making Memories ~ Slice Cards in Fonts, Studio Essentials & Calendar
BasicGrey ~ Lemonade & June Bug, Designer Rhinestones, Stamps, Doilies, Woolies, Pearls & more!
Braggables ~ The purse you can scrapbook! wallets & totes, too!
Copics ~ Backordered colors are here
Accent Scrapbooking ~ Acrylic & Chipboard albums and shapes

and check out these cute options you have with your Silhoutte for the Fourth of July!

you can make your own lace paper or

make this incredible title for a page or etch it on a vase or pitcher!