Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NEW! Studio Calico Elementary!

You must check out the mid-century inspired scrapbook paper collection from Studio Calico. The colors in the papers are vibrant, yet still reminiscent of vintage schoolroom details, and the patterns? Well, the patterns are awesome!  And the patterned edge ledger papers (I’ve shown pink, but there’s a blue version, too) are a great idea for keeping track of baby milestones or school firsts.  There are also stickers, stamps, wood veneers, vintage dress pattern flowers (now you don't have to make them :), adorable baby bird rub-ons (in yellow, pink and blue, too) and Mists (that match their papers and don't shimmer).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Design Team Introduction: Michelle Woolwine

I live in Charles Town, WV with my husband and two children, Reid and Baylee. Cooper is our beloved Black Lab and family pet. I work part time as an occupational therapist for a private school in Leesburg, Virginia, serving children with autism.
I began scrapbooking nine years ago when my best friend Julie invited me to a weekend retreat in Williamsburg. Given my background in art and love for photography, it was an instant passion. I have been an employee for Scrapdoodles in the past, as well as a teacher. I am thrilled to be part of the design team and share my family, memories, and ideas with all of you.

Given that I live over two hours from Scrapdoodles, Cheryl was kind enough to select an amazing array of papers and accents to inspire my first design team “collection.” My first layout was created using paper from the We R Memory Keepers Out and About collection. Reid has always had a love of planes, trains, and automobiles so this was perfect paper to showcase these pictures. The adorable designs and dimension of these elements allowed me to bring out all the colors and imagination in his creations. I chose to embellish the cardstock stickers using brads and gave them a little extra “pop” with foam squares. (Click on photos to enlarge them.)

When Cheryl told me to check out the new collections from My Mind’s Eye, I instantly fell in love with the Alphabet Soup line. The colors and patterns went perfectly with black and white photos. I decided to play with pattern, shapes, and design with this layout. The mixture of colors and patterns really draw the eye to her picture. I chose to use the cardstock cut-outs to accentuate the papers and bring a girly touch to the layout.

I have always wanted to play around with the wooden design your own picture frames. I chose to use the polka dots from the Alphabet Soup collection to add a subtle girly feel to the frame. I embellished the wooden “Princess” title using glitter, rhinestones, and chipboard flowers from the collection. The edges of the frame and paper are inked with Chocolate ink to finish off the design.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cards Class is Back!

We are having our first card class of the season next weekend! Tess is back from her vacation and has a few fun fall cards for you! Here is a look at what you will be creating...

If you'd like to join us, give us a call or stop by the store to sign up! Here are all the details:

Cards Class
October 2nd at 1:30pm

Please bring your basic supplies with you- paper trimmer, adhesive, scissors...

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sales This Week!

Queen & Company 30% off

EK Success Stickers 25%

Making Memories Slice Design Cards Buy One Get One Half Off (of equal or lesser value)

Bazzill Embellishments 25% off

Fabric Storage Bags 25% off

Clearance Storage Bags take an Additional 25% off

Deluxe Super Satchel Artbins 25% off

*Sale prices apply to regular priced and in-stock merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Not good on previous purchases. Offer good through September 29, 2010

Look for the Orange dot for additional mark-downs throughout the store. Be sure to check each week for new sales!

A few more new things....

Scrapbook Trends, Cards & Simply Handmade

Creative Imaginations ~ Polar Christmas, IOD Christmas

American Crafts ~ Dear Lizzie Embellishments for the Enchanted line (we already have the paper) and Dear Lizzie Christmas

Tattered Angels restock

COPIC Sketch Markers restock and paper for Copics! New folders to hold your markers too!

Two New lines from Sassafras Lass

Count Me In

one...two...eyes peeking at you...three...four...more pals to adore! how many cute and crafty projects can be made with this elementary mix of digits?.....countless!

To see more of Count Me In click here

Mix and Mend

custom...a word that allures the senses to envision specialty items. one of a kind. timeless. handcrafted. all of the above hold true in the custom "mix and mend" collection where dainty lace and frizzled notebook paper enjoy a friendly mingle.

To see more of Mix and Mend click here

Imaginisce ROAR!

Come ROAR with Imaginisce!  This line is perfect for your little T-Rex, or projects featuring birthday parties, the Field Museum, Luray Caverns or anyone who loves Dinosaurs!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Look What Arrived Friday! October Afternoon!

Seaside, a retro collection of beach and nautical papers and embellishments perfect for any age!

Take a peak at this adorable book designed by October Afternoon's Design Team Member Danni Reid.  Click here to see more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Marathon Crops!

Our Marathon Crop sold out in less than 4 days so we are adding a 2nd one on Oct. 22/23 BUT we must sell at least 3/4 of the seats to go forward. Here are the details:

Marathon Crop! $50
Fri-Sat., October 22-23
Bonus Time Friday 3pm-11pm includes snack & beverages
Saturday 10am-11pm includes Goody Bag, snacks, beverages, dinner & lot's of door prizes!
No refunds after October 15, 2010.

Fri-Sat., October 8-9 - wait list
Fundraiser Crop for Breast Cancer
Bonus Time Friday 3pm-11pm includes snack & beverages
Saturday 10am-11pm includes Goody Bag, snacks, beverages, dinner & lot's of door prizes!
No refunds after October 1, 2010.

Silent Auction ~ We will be hosting a Silent Auction to raise funds for Monique Rea, Breast Cancer Survivor, who is participating in the Susan G. Komen Marathon October 23, 2010 (more details to come!) Please contact Cheryl with donations for the silent auction. We would like to have them in the store by October 1, 2010. Thank you!

Tattered Angels Beach Album Class

Want to learn how to use Glimmer Mist, Glam & Glaze? This class will go over the basics and you will create a beautiful Album that you can for your summer beach photos, too! Kit includes 3 one ounce glimmer mists and lot's of Tattered Angel's product. Feel free to bring any mists that you already have.  You will need to bring your basic class kit and black Staoz-On Ink (if you have it). There are just a couple spots left, so register now! 540.548.3788

Sat., Sept., 18 at 10:30am-12:30pm

Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight!

Christmas Delight

A magical blend of Christmas charm and wintry whimsy makes Christmas Delight the must-have collection this holiday season. You'll find a great selection of fun-filled papers, all your favorite embellishments, plus irresistible new offerings....

It's sure to Delight!

To see more images, click here

Wedding and Travel Pages

Hi Scrapdoodles Fans! Karen here with a couple of projects to inspire you to get your summer photos scrapped. We have the privilege of hailing from the great state of Wisconsin and have just returned from a summer trip there visiting with family and friends - and attending a beautiful wedding. Whenever we go, there are a few places on our "must-see" list, so I decided to commemorate these faves in a scrapbook page. I remembered to snap a couple of photos at our two favorite fast food places (that aren't found here in VA) and found the perfect papers and embellishments at the store. I used Basic Grey "Wander" papers and fun die cut pieces and then happened upon this awesome blue and orange large die cut paper from We R Memory Keepers, which inspired the color scheme. I covered a stamp-shaped Maya Road piece of chipboard with paper to add a little dimension and used the embellishments as part of my title and to journal on. When looking at the wedding papers at the store, I was drawn to the beautiful selection of black and white papers. These papers from imaginisce are gorgeous. I also picked up a selection of chipboard pieces from teresa collins and kept the design fairly simple on this double-page layout. That's our daughter as the flower girl - isn't she cute!The flowers are also from imaginisce. As usual, I couldn't let my leftover pieces go to waste, so I made a quick card and embellished a small white gift bag I had sitting in the closet. We have another wedding to attend in October, so if you want to see these items in person, you better get to Scrapdoodles now before I snag them back to use for that wedding!
Happy Scrapping! Karen

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wow, this summer has flown by... and it's time to think about the upcoming holidays. Here are a couple of ideas using the new TENSeconds Studio molds. This is a layout using the Day of the Dead mold. I know what you are thinking "I would never use that." But, if you have halloween pictures... don't be so quick to judge. The shrine makes a perfect frame for your little witches or ghouls. And imagine a border of the little crosses with RIP on them, or the skulls all lined up.

Okay, now for Christmas. This is the perfect mold if you ask me. I love the snowflakes, which are so great for cutting out and using as embellishments. The other side has an amazing selection of holiday bits... love those topiaries, and the poinsettia, and the ornaments. You get the point. For the next layout I used Appletini, Poison Ivy, Peacock and Gold Nugget metals and a picture of me with my favorite aunt and uncle (circa 1973).

What about the other molds? I have some ideas for those, too. A mix of elements from the girl and boy molds.

Lastly, A picture of a sweet flower girl can be accented with flowers cut from the girly mold and layered over the poinsettia, totally different look. I'm working on a few more things and will post when they're done.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ten Seconds Studios

I stumbled across this amazing work of art by the girls at Ten Seconds Studios, created using one of the four new Kabuka Molds we just received.

Day of the Dead




Jillibean Soup

Jillibean Soup never fails to deliver the good stuff! Check out these great new lines and their accompanying embellishments.

Atomic Soup for all of us science geeks!

Pasta Fagioli--how cute are the retro cameras?

Monster Soup is sure to make you giggle.

Alphabeans and Corrugated Shapes

Canvas Stars, Beaded Straight Pins and Baker's Twine

This Weekend's Sales

Acrylic Stamps Buy 1 Get 1 Free* (Of Equal or lesser Value)
(excludes Studio Calico, Maya Rd., & Technique Tuesday)
Martha Stewart Crafts Paper & Embellishments 75% off
Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive 40% off
Unibind Products 25% off
Summer Themed Paper & Embellishments (excludes New Jillibean & American Crafts) 25 % off
Luminarte 25% off
DoodleBug Furniture (excludes frames) 40% off
Take an additional 25% off Clearance

Sale prices apply to regular priced and in-stock merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Not good on previous purchases. Does not include any new arrivals from CHA Summer. Offer good through
September 15, 2010

Life Style Crafts (QuicKutz)

LetterPress Combo Kit $129.99 (MSRP $149.99)
4x4 Dies & 4x4 Cookie Cutter Shapes
Buy one get one FREE
(of equal or lesser value)*
12inch Border Dies - Buy one get one FREE
(of equal or lesser value)*
4x8 Alphabets - Buy one get one FREE
(of equal or lesser value)*
Santa’s Workshop - 30% off regular price*
2008 & 09 Spring Gift Sets - Buy 1 get one ½ off
*Excludes New August & September Release & Large and In Charge*
Silhouette America
Silhouette SD Bundle $249 Includes two rolls of Vinyl (retail value $7.99 each), One Transfer Paper and an additional $25 download card (one is included with the Silhouette)
Silhouette Heat Transfer 25% off
Rhinestone Starter Kit 25% off

**Sale does not include special orders, pre-orders, previous purchases, tools, organizational products or Silhouette products. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Silhouette is now owned by Graphtec and is no longer part of LifeStyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz). Sale prices apply to in-stock merchandise. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Not good on previous purchases. Offer good through September 15, 2010**

Donna Downey's Inspiring Weekend at Scrapdoodles!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Donna Downey Announces Winner of Scrapdoodles' CHA Giveaway!

Happy Hump Day!

It's Hump Day, and for some of you the first day of school! This week's theme is Summer Splash featuring Queen & Company. It's perfect for the pool, water park or any beach photos that you have! Looking forward to seeing you!