Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Making Memories Love Struck!

We spend so much time preparing for Christmas and just a matter of's OVER! Now...on to next the holiday...BUT...the best thing about Valentine's Day (in the world of scrapbooking and card making), is that the products aren't just about ONE day. They are about the people you love all year long...all LIFE long. Even though it's only a few days after Christmas, I could certainly scrap the 10 things I love about my family and friends.

Love Struck is here and it is beautiful, with a slightly vintage twist. Along with American Crafts, Pink Paislee, and My Little Yellow Bicycle. There is something here for everyone.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve closing at 5pm
Christmas Day Closed
New Year's Eve closing at 5pm
New Year's Day Closed

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Need a last minute gift idea?

Make something handmade with a little help from your scrap stash!

Last week I was flipping through a recent copy of Simply Handmade and saw some great gift ideas! I love giving handmade gifts and these were simple enough to get them all done in one day- and my two year old helped! Hee!

Can you tell that the reindeer is created with Natalie's foot print and hands? She was so proud! These only took a few minutes to put together and would be a great gift for grandparents or a teacher.

Here is another gift I'm giving this year that was inspired by a project I found in the same magazine:

My dad and step-mom just bought their first house together so I thought it would be a perfect little frame for them. I hand stitched the writing on the bottom but you could use letter stickers, stamps, or a computer font for the same look.

Hope you are all enjoying this last week before Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Opening an hour late - Mon., December 21

We are opening an hour late today due to icing and getting out of our neighborhoods. Hopefully the parking lot will be in good condition and we can get to the front door! Be safe and see you soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Closed again today due to snow. (Sunday, Dec. 20)

Although it has stopped snowing, we are still digging out! My driveway is cleared but not my neighborhood, I cannot even get out of my cul-de-sac! Of course the store parking lot has to be cleared as well as the front walk way in front of the store. We hope to open on time tomorrow morning. Worse case scenario, we may open an hour late due to icing and the clearing of the sidewalk. Every stay safe and enjoy the snow. It is not often that we have it! Will post some photos soon!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Closed Due to Weather

For the safety of our staff and customers, we will be closed today due to snow. A record breaking amount!!!

Take lots of photos and be sure to return when we open for those wonderful snow layouts! 

Friday, December 18, 2009

Look what arrived before the Snow!

Sweet Love from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Is there anything sweeter than first love? We don't think so, so we know you'll fall in love with MLYB's heartfelt Valentine release. Lacy accent papers, foiled and glittered pieces.  This set will steal they key to your heart with little love birds, delicate flowers and whimsical hearts all lovingly fathered for your sweetest project.

We know this is a collection you'll come to cherish!

BasicGrey's Sugarush

BasicGrey's Origins

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jenni Bowlin is Coming!!!

We are so excited to announce that Jenni Bowlin will be coming to SCRAP-A-GANZA to teach three workshops featuring her beautiful line! We are also pleased to announce that you do not have to attend SAG to take any of her workshops! You can drive down to Virginia Beach for the day or stay overnight and still get the SAG Hotel rate! (Mention SBK for the rate)

This would make a lovely gift! Ask how you can give this workshop to a treasured friend this year.

Jenni Bowlin resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and two young sons. She is the owner and the creative force behind Jenni Bowlin Studio - a web-based company offering monthly papercrafting kits and inspiration and most recently an exclusive product line that can be found in Paper Arts stores across the country and on the web. Everything she creates has a vintage edge and a general "re-invention" theme. She is a published designer, having landed on the pages of Creating Keepsakes, Autumn Leaves Publications, Family Circle and Mary Engelbreit Home Companion. Jenni is also an accomplished teacher, offering classes at stores and conventions across the country.

To see more of Jenni's work and products go to Jenni Bowlin and be sure to check out her BLOG

Registration is OPEN!

Please see below for class descriptions with project pictures, pricing and a detailed list of student supplies needed.

Here's the fine print:
*Please sign-up for Jenni's classes at the same store you registered for SCRAP-A-GANZA.
*You are responsible for providing the necessary supplies and tools.
*Payment must be made in FULL at the time of registration. No discounts apply.
*Due to the time needed to order and prepare materials for this exclusive event, there will be no refunds after December 31st.

Shabby Framed Collage
Class time 2 hours

February 19, 2010

Friday, 7pm-9pm
Class Fee: $39

It's all in the details! Tiny squares make up a detailed collage full of vintage papers, stamped images and "mini" versions of Jenni Bowlin Studio products, all neatly presented in a die cut wood frame ready for display. Keep for yourself or give as a gift! Bring your own photo (black and white works best sized to 2 ¼" wide by 3 ½" tall) or add it later (or use the "adopted relative" shown here and included in your kit)!

Please bring the following items to class (if you have them):
~Basic tools and adhesives (paper trimmer, scissors, craft knife, glue dots, pencil, tape runner, dry adhesive runner, Glossy Accents, etc.)
~Sandpaper (or sanding tools)
~1 inch square punch (This will make your life a lot easier! 15/16 is what Jenni used and is close enough. She will have some on hand to share.)

Wonderfully Vintage Altered Collage

Class time 2 hours

February 20, 2010

Saturday 10am-Noon
Class Fee $45
If you ever wanted to create a detailed collage but didn't know where to start - this is the class for you! You will learn new techniques (masking, creative sewing and crepe paper rosette making) while creating an 8 ½" x 11" collage, backed with chipboard and ready for your favorite easel! There will be lots of Jenni Bowlin Studio products in your class kit (enough left over for other projects) as well as several one-of-a-kind vintage goodies.

Please bring the following items to class (if you have them):
~Basic tools and adhesives (paper trimmer, scissors, craft knife, pencil, tape runner, dry adhesive runner, Glossy Accents, etc.)
~Sandpaper (or sanding tools)
~Favorite photo (vertical) 4 x 6 with a little cropping room. Black and white is best. You can add the photo later as well.

Round and Round They Go!

Class time - Two Hours
February 20, 2010

Saturday 2pm-4pm
Class Fee $35

Get ready to feel a sense of accomplishment! We will complete four 12 x 12 layouts with a "circle" theme and learn some new techniques along the way (like how to make beautiful flowers from vintage patterns). You will receive enough product to complete double the layouts (and as an added bonus, you will receive a printout of layout sketches)!

Bring a few photos (varying in sizes with room to crop) and class kit. Color scheme is black/cream/red.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Card Inspiration...

Just incase you are still working on some last minute cards, here are some ideas to inspire you!

Monday, December 14, 2009

QuicKutz Travel Release!

A good, old fashioned family vacation. We've all been on one. Perhaps you have memories of driving in the family station wagon or camping in the mountains. Family vacations are some of life's most memorable events and QuicKutz has the dies you need to preserve those treasured memories.

This release includes a variety of 2x2, 4x4, border and cookie cutters ranging from luggage and postcards, to tents and recreational vehicles. These dies are not only applicable for your travel layouts - but can be used on any project requiring tags, simple shapes for journaling and more!

Holiday Banner Project

(click on any photo for a larger view)

Surely you've noticed what a fantastic selection of chipboard shapes and albums we carry, but maybe you're intimidated by them in their naked chipboard state. I picked up one of the Maya Road banner albums a couple of weeks ago, without really having a plan in mind for it, and I thought I'd share some of my favorite chipboard techniques while I show you my finished project.

Here's what I started with. This album comes with four scalloped triangles and four plain triangles.

After deciding I wanted to create a Christmas banner, I decided to layer the plain triangles over the scalloped ones. I painted the edges of the scalloped pieces red, and covered the plain ones with patterned papers from Making Memories and Cosmo Cricket. I trace the chipboard onto the back of the patterned paper, trim it out, and glue it onto the chipboard. During one of Donna Downey's classes at Scrapdoodles, she introduced us to gel medium, and that has become my favorite adhesive for covering chipboard. There is not a lot of moisture in gel medium, so it won't cause your paper to buckle as it dries. To get a very nice edge with no paper hanging off, sand edges with an emory board or sanding tool when the adhesive is completely dry. (That's another trick I learned from Donna years ago.)

I started out with naked chipboard alphas as well (older Cosmo Cricket ones). After painting them black, I sprinkled black glitter on them while the paint was still wet.

Using some Martha Stewart baking twine, I strung the finished pieces, alternating with some big jingle bells and knotted ribbon. The whole project took less than an hour, and it coincidentally fit perfectly on this old window I recently bought at an antique store for $18. I added our Christmas card photos from the past several years and I love this piece hanging right in our living room.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Donna Downey's Designs on the Silhouette!

Do you own a Silhouette? If so, you are in for a treat! Here are some samples of Donna Downey's new designs for the Silhouette! Available now!

We still have a limited few Silhouettes in stock for the holidays at the incredible price of $229! (MSRP $299)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cupid and the QK Calendar Die!

Here is a sampling of Cupid from Pink Paislee, it is lovely!!!

and the long awaited Calendar Die from QuicKutz has arrived, 52 dies for $39.99!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Print your own 12 days of Coupons!

Click on image to make larger. Valid December 5 - 20, 2009.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Sale

BasicGrey 25% off (excludes Tools)
BasicGrey Class Kits 20% off
Magazines dated July 09 or older 50% off

Sale prices apply to regular priced and in-stock merchandise. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Not good on previous purchases. Sale good through December 9, 2009.

American Crafts Giveaway

Win a $500 Gift Basket of American Crafts Product!

From now until January 16 for every $10 you spend* at Scrapdoodles you will receive one raffle entry. American Crafts' product counts as TRIPLE! You may also receive a raffle entry for signing up for our newsletter or updating your customer information in our computer system.

On Saturday, January 16, return to our store at 7pm for the raffle drawing! You must be present to win!

The Fine Print
*Each raffle ticket earned is based on pre-tax amount after discounts are applied. Previous purchases are not included. You must receive your entry ticket(s) before leaving the store, no exceptions. To earn your free raffle ticket, you must update your customer information or sign-up for the newsletter at the register.
*Gift Certificates ~ Tickets will be given when certificates are redeemed not when purchased. This way anyone who received a certificate during the holidays will have the opportunity of entering the raffle.
*Must be present to win.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

October Afternoon!

The long awaited October Afternoon Christmas line is here! as well as some of the back ordered items from Report Card & Farm Fresh.