Saturday, April 30, 2011

Organizing Photos Class--It's Now or Never Updated Time

How many photos are on your computer? Can you find what you want? Five years from now will you be able to find a photo if you don’t remember exactly when you took it? Many of us are downloading photos from our camera and assume since it’s on our computer we’ll be able to find it when we want it. Or that if they are filed by date that is good enough? However, since most of us take even more digital photos than we did with print in a few years finding photos on our computer will be just as overwhelming as those boxes of print photos.

Without a doubt the computer offers us better ways to organize and retrieve our photos, but we must organize and label them correctly to be able to take advantage of these possibilities. In this class, you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to organize all your photos so that no matter what picture pictures you want to find, you’ll always be able to find them. You’ll be able to find
• every picture of your son
• every picture at your mother’s house
• every Easter picture.

The class will be offered by Kathy Bryant at Scrapdoodles on June 4, 2011 from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. The cost will be $20.00. Call 540.548.3788 to sign up.

Attendees will learn the basics of organizing photos on a computer, including the lingo, and develop an organizational system that works for their photos. Participants do not need to have Photoshop Elements in advance of the class, but the techniques taught are specific to this software. (This software can also be used for organizing scrapbook supplies and editing photos.) This class will help participants determine whether this software would be beneficial for them. Participants will be provided a list of resources about organizing photos, a sample organizational chart and a CD containing a basic system to be modified for their use.

Friday, April 29, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Early Bird Specials!

Our first National Scrapbook Day Crop is TOMORROW!!! We will be honoring some very special unadvertised specials so be sure to come in and shop early!!! Don't forget to collect your raffle tickets with every $10 purchase! (drawing is May 7 at 7pm!)

We are working on some fabulous specials for National Scrapbook Day! We will have in store specials and giveaways all day long!

Here is a little sneak:

Silhouette SD - $219.99 with a Limited Home Decor CD (value $50) and a free Basic's class*
QuicKutz - all regular priced dies and alphabets 60% off*
Making Memories - Slice Cartridges 40% off*
*See store for details.

We are still accepting donations of cat food and litter for Shadow Cats. Thank you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

NEW! My Mind's Eye!

Here is something to brighten up this dreary day; My Mind's Eye Lime Twist! Beautiful, bright and cheerful in four different collections and with beautiful twine...mmm, yummy! Check out the beautiful layout by their design team member, Anam Stubbington.  To see the entire collection, click here.

We also have their new American Made just in time for Summer. Click here to see the collection.

And, last but not least, Hip Hooray! A birthday collection in two color choices. You will be sure to find something for everyone in this collection! Click here to see.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cosmo Cricket! Glubers!!!!

Oh my goodness! How could I forget to announce that we have Glubers!! Come get them while we have them, before they sell out!

Happy Hump Day!!!

It's Hump Day! Brought to you! Bring some "Laughter" into your life with some fun bright colors! Today we are featuring Lifestyle Crafts Border Die "Leaf" and the Cookie Cuttter "Blossoms" with a fun new technique and we used the Slice for the title.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Items Needed for Silent Auction to Benefit Shadow Cats

Our first Marathon Crop is April 30 and is featuring a Silent Auction to benefit Shadow Cats Advocates a non-profit organization to provide assistance to all the abandoned and forgotten (feral) cats throughout the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia area, including the counties of Stafford and Spotsylvania. We are looking for auction items and we will also be accepting food/litter/monetary donations. If you can help, please drop off items anytime between now and April 29.

We have a couple of spots that opened up for the April 30 crop, call now if you are interested! 540.548.3788

We are also working on some fabulous specials for National Scrapbook Day! Don't forget about our raffles on May 7 at 7:00pm each worth over $250! You must be present to win. We will have in store specials and giveaways all day long!

It's Military Monday!

In honor of our Military Service Men and Women, today with a valid Military ID receive 10% off your regular priced merchandise. Includes dependants with ID.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter from our family to Yours!

We wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Design Team Inspiration - Bright Colors for your Layouts and Home Decor

Visit my Blog for step by step directions to create this fun pinwheel garland or table decorations (pictured below) using American Crafts double sided papers.

 I am loving the bright colors and fun patterns I find in the aisles of the store right now!  It seems every corner I turn is something totally yummy to take home and create with.  Today I have a few of my recent creations to share.  I was going to bring the pinwheels into the store, but decided they are too cute and I want them on my door and table for Easter.  Visit my blog for more pictures and details on how to make your own.  The awesome papers I used are made by American Crafts.  I'm pretty sure I used up every possible scrap of the 4 double-sided papers I picked up.  I also created the "Tweet-Tweet" layout with some of these papers and the coordinating stickers.  I found that the stickers - like the cloud I used on the layout - were big enough and had enough white space to double as a journaling block.  I'm a big fan of craft supplies that can pull double duty!

I was drawn to the beautiful colors of Cosmo Cricket's "Salt Air" line, but a little wary of the bold patterns that seemed to only apply to a swimming or water-themed layout.  Maybe you've seen them in the store and passed them by, too, not sure what to do with them.  Well, go back and get some!  I picked up my favorite colors and some sweet coordinating buttons and took them home. When I started playing with them, I found that I could easily combine the patterns as long as I kept the layout fairly simple.  I also ended up inking the edges a bit to give them more definition against each other.  My daughter's "lady-like" behavior seemed to go well with the bold prints.  Do you think she'll forgive me for posting her silly photos in blog-land?   I hope so - I think it's a favorite layout of mine!

NEW! Echo Park Playground

Check out this cute new line from Echo Park "Playground"! All the papers are double-sided! To see the entire line, click here

NEW! Scrapbook Trends, Cards and Mini Albums

Look who is on the cover of Scrapbook Trends! It's Nicole Samuels' and her adorable daughter, Cate!

We also have in stock the new Cards and Mini Albums for May 2011

Happy Hump Day!

It's Hump Day!  It's a beautiful day and Dawn created a lovely layout featurting the beautiful "Smile" of her daughter using the Slice.  As always $5 while supplies last.

The classroom is open for cropping so come on in! You can spend some time with your kids creating or let them use our "KidzOnly Zone"!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I was cleaning out my office and discovered a sample pack of the new Fancy Pants Papers and thought let's celebrate Spring Break with a giveaway!!! Come shop with us anytime between now and close of business on Sat., April 23 and for every $10 you spend you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win the entire new release of papers from Fancy Pants!!! Winner announced on Monday, April 25!

New Fancy Pants arriving in May!

NEW! My Little Yellow Bicycle


For little boys, it’s all about the RAWWWR! And our BabySaurus collection is simply ‘dino’-mite. Featuring original art from Sharon Ann, BabySaurus pairs adorable prehistoric creatures with vibrant boyish hues and patterns. BabySaurus will capture your fancy… along with your favorite baby boy moments!

Tiny Princess

Summer 2011 Sail away to an enchanted kingdom of irresistible baby girl delights! Our Tiny Princess collection, featuring original art from Sharon Ann, blends captivating pinks, purples, blues and greens with whimsical critters and adorable goodies. The perfect scrapbooking backdrop for the fairytale of  your little princess.

NEW! Making Memories Tie the Knot!

We have the new Making Memories "Tie the Knot". It is absoulutely perfect for wedding invitations, albums and even heritage and elegant projects and layouts!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sign Up Now for Our Consignment Sale!

Our Consignment Sale is scheduled for May 20-23, 2011. This is the perfect time to sell your gently used or overstocked scrapbook supplies and tools! The best part of our Consignment Sale is that you don't have to sell your items, we will do it for you! Plus, you will receive a gift card for the full amount of product sold to be used at Scrapdoodles!

The fee to sign up is $12 which includes 2 sheets of barcoded labels. Based on their success at the last Consigment Sale, we will require you to use our barcoded labels to label and price your product. You can buy additional sheets for $0.50 each.

*Please note that you must sign the contract and label your items with our barcode labels before bringing in your items during the drop-off period. We cannot accept sign-ups over the phone.

NEW! Webster's Pages!

We got in three beautiful new lines from Webster's Pages; Spring Market, Yacht Club, and Trendsetter along with their beautiful and unique embellishiments!  Here is just a sampling (be sure to come in the store to see it all!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bazzill Basic Papers Restock!!!

We have restocked on all your favorite colors of cardstock!

NEW! Jillibean Soup!!!

Jillibean Soup has arrived! All 4 lines; Blossom Soup, Spotted Owl, Dutch Mustard, and Strawberry Soup! Here is just a sampling of the soup yumminess!

NEW! Bo-Bunny Press

Bo-Bunny is here! We have three of their dlightful new lines; Ad Lib, Blast Off and the long awaited Time Piece. We also have their all new Double Dot Papers; featuring 3 new designs in the same textured perfection that you love!  All colors are now in stock!
To see the entire release click here

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To see all 54 colors and designs, click here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Lisa here, stopping by to share a few layouts I've been working on. And of course, I used TENSeconds Studio molds and metals... what a surprise, right? The first layout "Kids around Town" features pics I took while on vacation in Asheville, NC a couple of years ago. These "kids" were so cute and bright I thought Basic Grey and Bo Bunny papers would be the perfect base. I then added another pop with the dot mold in Plum colored metal.

"Washington, DC" the second layout celebrates this special time of year... Cherry Blossom season. I used some papers from my stash (I'm making an effort to clean up my studio). So, there are papers from Collage Press, Bo Bunny and some handmade paper. I used my favorite color of metal Hot Pink Diamonds and the collage mold from TSS, because it has an asian flair.

In the layout called "Best Buddies... all Time" I used the clock mold and 3 colors of metal; Barn Red, Peacock and Spiced Rum. I cut out the clocks and used them as embellishments... I do that a lot. I love the look. If you decide you want to cut out some metal embellishments, I have a tip... Teflon scissors. I mixed in some Webster's Pages and My Mind's Eye papers and accented with Tim Holtz's letter stickers to finish out this "timely" layout.

I hope these layouts inspire you to go metalize something.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Nic Samuels - Kits for Sale!

If you missed out on these fabulous classes by Nicole Samuels, now is your chance! We have a handful of kits left from SCRAP-A-GANZA from two of her classes. 

Both come with full color photos of completed pages and step by step written directions.

Adventures in Misting $35 : Complete three layouts using different misting and masking techniques. Kit includes ONE color of Mister Huey (Lemonade, Piglet, or Pickle). To complete the layouts as shown you will need the other two colors as well. (We shared these in class. We carry Mister Huey in the store :) You can see the three layouts you will complete below…

It’s Hip To Be Square $30 This class covers some fun techniques and current trends in scrapbooking. Here are the pages you’ll complete…

NEW fom Ranger Ink!

Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Color Wash

An acid-free, non-toxic, water-based dye developed for use on paper, fibers, fabric and more. These earthy and bright spray dyes will colorize paper, fibers, fabric, wood, paper clay and other absorbent surfaces. Ideal for paper crafters, mixed media and fabric artists alike.

Available in 2 oz. spray bottles in 12 colors.

• 12 earthy and bright colors
• Water-based spray dyes
• Acid free
• Non-toxic
• 2 oz. Spray Bottles

Core'dinations Cardstock - Adirondack Collection

The Core'dinations collection of Adirondack papers is a palette of 24 Light, Bright and Earthtone colors that coordinate with the timeless Adirondack product line.

Core'dinations Cardstock - Distress Collection

The Core'dinations collection of Tim Holtz Distress Papers will include 1 each of 36 nostalgic colors that coordinate with the Distress product line.

Friday, April 8, 2011

NEW! Lifestyle Crafts Fresh Start Release!

Fresh flowers and borders to brighten up any project or layout. Four new alphabets and two new boxes to use all year long. Along with the cutest littlest bunnies and Easter dies.

Spend $50 or more on the New Fresh Start Release and receive the collector's die "Candy Bunny" for free. Only one per customer and while supplies last.