Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pre-CHA Clearance Sale!

Twice a year we attend the Craft and Hobby Trade show to see the trends for next 6 months of the year. We see current manufacturers and new ones and make future purchases of new product. It's that time of year again, and we need to make room for all the new and exciting product we hope to bring into the store for you!

Starting July 1 through July 14, select products throughout the store will be marked down (some permanently and some just temporarily)! Be sure to shop early and come often for the best selections! There will be a new additions throughout the sale!

Here are just a few of the sales:

BasicGrey 25% off (excludes Sweet Threads, Lauderdale, Out of Print, Oxford, Hero Art Stamps & Tools)
My Mind's Eye 25% off (excludes Lime Twist, All American & Hip Hip Hooray!)
Jenni Bowlin 25% off (exludes newest lines and embellishments)
Bazzill Grandma's Feather Bed 25% off
Doodlebug Furniture 40% off
Girls Paperie 25% off
American Crafts Ribbon 25% off
Sassafras Lass 25% off
Halloween, Christmas and Valentines on sale, too!
Clearance additional 50% off
QuicKutz additional 25% off
Quickutz 2x2 dies Single Kutz $1
Quickutz 2x2 dies Double Kutz $2
Quickutz 2x2 dies Single Kutz $1

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on the 4th of July so that everyone may celebrate the holiday with their families!

New Products in the last few days!

Authentique is a beautiful new line. Their papers are heavy, lightly textured and double sided. The titles and headliners are just as lovely as the paper.  There are tiny types and mini words that you will not be able to get enough of!!! These new lines will be debuting at Scrapdoodles with a sampling of everything tomorrow afternoon (for purchase) and the rest of the line arriving next Wednesday. These collections are receiving rave reviews already and selling out quickly! We are excited to be among the first to carry such gorgeous collections! (Pictured above, 3 of the 4 new collections arriving soon!!!)

American Craft's Margarita - Love this bright, beachy line that we received last week! Margarita is a bright, colorful and pattern-heavy summer line with a subtle Latin flair. The collection features the unforgettable parts of paradise vacations, tropical flowers, beach umbrellas and fruity drinks.

Friends Furever by We R Memory Keepers purrfect for you pet lovers (both dogs & cats)!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Design Team Layouts

Hi Everyone, Lisa here to share my latest design team layouts. So, I started my design assignment last week... last minute as usual. But I'm so lucky I waited because I got to use some of the new "Blissful" line from Authentique. This paper is amazing... I cannot wait to get my hands on the other three lines!!! I'm so loving the color combo of yellow, grey and hot pink as in my "Just Be" layout. I used black accents and the whole thing just popped.

"Ruth" my second layout features a picture of my favorite aunt at around 1 1/2 years old. And also uses bits from the "Blissful" line accented with dijon metal. The argyle pattern on this paper was so fun I went crazy cutting diamonds. I love the clean look against the shimmery cardstock background. I did a couple more layouts using the line and I hope you'll stop by the shop and check them out.
And for my last layout... I changed it up a bit and used a line so fun and full of colors, that I used almost all the papers from the Fancy Pants collection "Beach Babes". What? Well, you'll see. I added tons of dimension to my page by creating a paper loop fringe. I love's soooo girly. Don't you think?

Thanx for stopping by. Until next time!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Design Team Layouts and Project

Hi Scrapdoodles Friends!  It's Karen here and I've got 3 very different projects to share with you today.  The first layout is made with American Crafts new "Campy Trails" line.  These papers are CUTE!  The colors are wonderful and the patterns are so much fun.  I really like the wood grain and the cute critters.  We do not camp often, but these papers are great for all kinds of activities.  My family has a long tradition of hunting.  I came across this old photo of my husband's grandfather with a really nice buck.  The "Campy Trails" papers really played on the outdoors theme.  For this layout, I actually cut one 12x12 sheet, flipped it, and sewed it back together.  I love double sided papers!   More details about creating this layout, like how I made the circle journaling block, can be found on my blog, KarenScraps

I picked up one more sheet of Campy Trails double sided paper and decided to go in a completely different direction just to show you that these papers aren't just for camping and outdoors photos.  I had a few chipboard stars lying in my stash, so I used them as the base for this cute baby's door hanger. 

The last layout I'm sharing with you was made with papers from Cosmo Cricket.  I actually cut apart the colored circles from one sheet of patterned paper to create a grid on the base layer.  Before adhering all my pieces, I used a couple of different distressing techniques on the background and various pieces.   Some of the pieces are from a bunch of older CC pieces I had, but most of them are from the newer "Odds and Ends" line.  You'll be able to find these in the store right now.   If you want to see these layouts and project in person, stop by the store.  While you're there, check out the American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket lines - they will make you say, "Yummy!"

Operation We R Grateful!

We R Memory Keepers has joined forces with Operation Write Home to form Operation We R Grateful. Operation We R Grateful is an effort to give back to our nation's servicemen and women. They are collecting blank, homemade cards to send to deployed troops so that the troops can write home.

Scrapdoodles is proud to be a drop-zone for Operation We R Grateful!

We invite you to make cards for our nation's servicemen and women and drop them off to us by July 30th. We will mail them to We R Memory Keepers, who will ensure that the cards reach the troops.

Our classroom is open for you to make these cards anytime we do not have a class scheduled. Keep posted for a card crop and make n take to be posted soon!

Guidelines for cardmaking.

NEW! Echo Park Paper "Country Drive"

Echo Park's new release "Country Drive" is here and it is adorable!!!

We are going to be at GASC!

We are excited to announce that we are exhibiting at GASC this year! We are collaborating with Studio Calico and will have a booth with all their products and many of our own so be sure to come see us! Nicole Samuels, our beloved teacher, will be teaching several classes at GASC.

Be sure to stop by our booth and say "hi"; we will be giving out a special coupon for some awesome savings in the coming months!

Be sure to use the $2.00 off for admission to GASC. It's our THANK YOU for your continued support!

NEW! Lifestyle Crafts Sweet Release!

Check out these layout and project ideas using the new Sweet Release from Lifestyle Crafts which arrived in store last week! Don't forget Doodle Club members get 20% off!

Friday, June 17, 2011

We've Been SMASHED!

**Edited- We sold out almost immediately! More are on the way; should be here and on the floor next week. We also have a huge shipment with both brand new and reorder coming in August!**

K&Company SMASH Books are in!!! They are the cutest and hottest chipboard covered books around!  They can store all of your favorite things in undeniably hip style. But these aren't just your ordinary journal pages...they're covered with lines, patterns, images and fun graphics to make design a snap. Includes 40 pages and a SMASH pen - which also doubles as a glue stick. We expect these to go fast!!! Second order is coming late next week then another larger order including new product in August! Watch the video below for more information!

Prices $1.99-$12.99


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Design Team

My Grandaughter enjoying a day at the pool. For this layout I used Webster's Pages and Pink Paislee.

Woo Hoo the sun is out, the heat temperature is up & I'm loving it! I'm from Texas! I have to love the warmer weather.I guess I would have been up a creek if I didn't.

This picture is my Mothers wedding picture taken in 1945. She joined her soon to be husband in South Carolina where they were married before he shipped out for Germany. It's probably one of my favorite pictures of her. I wanted to give it that vintage look because it was the 40's after all. I used old lace, broken vintage jewelry pieces.The paper I used was BasicGrey & Graphic 45.The flowers and stick pins I used were Prima,& maya road.The charm in the corner was by making memories. Behind the photo is an old doily I had. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz walnut distessing ink. Because the photo itself was so light I tried to add color in the embellishments. Pretty paper & flowers for a pretty picture.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Valid July 1 - 2011 through December 31, 2011
20% off Lifestyle Crafts products*
20% off Letterpress products*
20% off Sizzix products*
20% off Slice products*
20% off Silhouette products*
Discounts apply to regular priced merchandise only
Member-only sales and offers & Member-only special events.
Join NOW for only $25 and receive June FREE!
Doodle Club membership is valid for six months. During that time frame, no additional registrations will be accepted. Membership is non-transferable. Special offers will be emailed, so please provide a valid email address.

NEW! Bazzill Basics Worth Remembering Collection!

To see the entire line click here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fancy Pants Beach Babe and Beach Bum!!!

Custom School Papers & Stickers

Custom High School papers and stickers for Spotsylvania & Stafford High School Counties and including Fredericksburg City & Fredericksburg Christian! 

(I'm sorry this is sideways, the photo is not and blogger keeps posting it this way!)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sidewalk Sale and Free Make & Take

Join us for a Sidewalk Sale today and tomorrow!

Free make and take today only from 11am to 3pm!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Donna Downey's Workshops!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Donna Downey is coming back to Scrapdoodles the weekend of August 26th, 27th & 28th! She has all new workshops for us!

Donna's weekend with us includes her amazing classes, an opportunity to buy exclusive product and an inspiring weekend with one of the industries most talented artists!

Hotel Information:
For those of you who want to stay locally:
Hampton Inn & Suites
1080 Hospitality Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Rate: $94.00
Code: Scrapdoodles
*There are limited rooms at this rate due to a convention at the Expo Center

Registration is OPEN!
Call 540.548.3788
or come into the store
please do not sign up by mail
To register, payment must be made in full.

Here is her itinerary:

Friday, August 26th
~ 7pm-9pm Butterfly Moments

Saturday, August 27th
~ 9:30am-12:30pm Beloved (part 1)
~ 12:30pm-2pm Lunch
~ 2pm-5pm Beloved (part 2)
~ 7:30pm-9:30pm Heart & Soul

Sunday, August 28th
~ 9:30am-11am Hearts Intention

Please see below for class descriptions with project pictures, pricing and links to Donna's website including a detailed list of student supplies needed.

*Due to the limited amount of class space and high demand there will be no refunds after July 20, 2011.

BUTTERFLY MOMENTS NEW!5 page 4x6" canvas fabric album: workshop duration 2 hours
Friday 7pm-9pm

Class Fee $60

With layers of ruffles, trims, fabrics, and flowers we will create a textural blend of elements that give this canvas album the look and feel of shabby chic with the bold punch of color. Distress as much or as little as you like and really make this album your own.

Student Supply List:
· Rusty Hinge distress ink
· Vintage photo distress ink
· Foam blending tool
· Liquid scrap dots
· Helmar 450 quick dry or quick drying fabric glue
· (Extra book text pages if you have special vintage book)

BELOVED NEW! 6" x 12" mixed media scrapbook: workshop duration 6 hours 
Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm

Break for lunch then finish from 2pm-5pm
Class Fee: $100

In this workshop you will learn the art of layering colors to create depth and dimension to your art. the day will be filled with tons of product knowledge as well as new products to inspire your creativity and quite possibly challenge you to dream bigger about your creative possibilities. however, do not forget to bring an apron, we are gonna get messy!

Student Supply List
NOTE: All paint colors can be substituted with any colors you prefer
· Americana/deco art avocado dip acrylic paint
· Folk Art/Plaid 438 ballet pink acrylic paint
· Golden N5 neutral gray acrylic paint (heavy body)
· Golden Quinacridone Magenta fluid acrylic paint
· Adirondack/earthtones cranberry pigment ink pad (if you do not want to share)
· Apron
· ¾-1" paint brush
· iron + ironing surface
· spray bottle filled with water (not a mini mister)
· glass jar or cup for rinsing brushes
· towel to clean brushes/space
· baby wipes
· fabric adhesive
· liquid scrap dots (optional)
· Antique linen distress ink (optional)
· Spun sugar distress ink (optional)
· Photos - (7) 4x6 & 5 wallet (optional)

HEART & SOUL NEW!5 Page Canvas Heart Album
Saturday, 7pm-9pm

Class Fee $60

Together we will create this adorable 5 page heart shaped canvas album you will cherish with your heart & soul. Bold color contrasts and a palette of glimmer mist, acrylic paint, masks, fabrics, bling, trims and more creates a touchably soft and creative blend of layers.

Student Supply List:
· golden quinacridone red fluid acrylic paint or any red acrylic paint
· white acrylic paint
· black pen
· black soot distress ink
· stazon black
· sponge or 2 foam brushes
· spray bottle of water
· Helmar liquid scrapdots
· Helmar fabric glue or other
· baby wipes
· heat gun
· red velvet or other red glimmer mist
· black glimmer mist or black acrylic paint
· craft mat (optional)
· apron (optional)

HEARTS INTENTION NEW! 12X12 canvas layout - workshop duration 1.5 hours
Sunday, 9:30am-11:00am

Class Fee $40

Create this 12 x 12 textural masterpiece by weaving 2 canvas pages together to achieve a finish look that is visually dynamic. We will continue adding layers of color and dimension bringing your photographic memories to a whole new level.

Student supplies:
· Scissors
· Iron
· Craft mat (if you have one)
· Helmar quick dry or fabric adhesive
· Photo (optional)
· Vintage photo distress ink
· Foam blending tool
· Red acrylic paint
· Foam brush
· Heat tool

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NEW! My Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Summertime!

Aaaaah…Sweet Summertime, bursting with bold, sun-kissed, beach-blanket colors, life's simple pleasures and sweet juicy treats.

It’s as much fun as catching fireflies on a hot summer night!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Happy Hump Day!!! It's our last hump day for the school year while we take the summer off. We will start up again after Labor Day! Come celebrate the 4th with Lori! Only $5 while supplies last!

It's What's on the Inside that Counts!

Hello Everyone!  Nikki here, and it is my turn to show you some of my latest projects.
Today's cards all feature a decorated "middle", which I often neglect.  It's not that I mean to neglect them, it is just that I spend so much time on the outside that I just leave it at that.  So my challenge to myself today was to do a little somethin' somethin' on the inside of all of my cards...

My first card features an Imaginisce Snag 'Em stamp named Whale.  I thought it would make the perfect baby boy card.  I stamped the whale in brown on kraft cardstock and used my chalks to color him.  Then I added a few accents using a white gel pen (my old trusty assistant), and added some Glossy Accents to the water spray for some extra dimension.  (I also used the glossy accents to "glue" on the tiny yellow button). 
For the inside I used some alphabet stamps from my personal stash to spell out "congratulations", and stamped only the spray from the whale stamp, which I covered in glossy accents for a little extra something.
Ingredients:  Stamps: Imaginisce {Whale}, personal stash; DP: Making Memories: Dilly Dally {Glitter Scallop Stripe}, SEI: On the Coast {Barnacle}; Cardstock: Kraft, White; Copic: Y02; Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Chalks, White Gel Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Twine, May Arts Ribbon, Buttons, Inkessentials Glossy Accents, American Crafts: Chipboard Letters.

My next card features a beautiful 2 stamp mini set by Unity and Webster's Pages.  Since the image is so detailed, I decided to simply stamp it in black.  The inside is also simple in that I only stamped one of the butterflies in the corner.  I though this would make an excellent graduation card.

Ingredients: Stamps: unity and Webster's Pages {Dream Big}; Ink: Pallette {Noir Black}; Cardstock: Black, Kraft; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon.

My last card is very springy!  I also thought this would make a nice graduation card.  I love these colors, and when I saw the matching cardstock stickers and stamps by Jillibean Soup, I HAD to make something with them.  Oh and to change things up a bit, I put the sentiment on the outside and the image on the inside....  what do you think?  The butterflies on the outside are from one of my all time favorite Martha punches.  On the inside, the butterfly is colored with Copics and the trail is hand doodled.

Ingredients: Stamps: Jillibean Soup: Blossom Soup; DP: Jillibean Soup: Blossom Soup {Half Pound Blossoms}; Cardstock: Red, White; Sentiment: Jillibean Soup: Cardstock Stickers {Blossom Soup}; Copics: YG63, R59, R46, R27, R83, RV63, RV13, YG21, YR04; Accessories: Black Gel Pen, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, mini glue dots.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NEW! Echo Park Splash!

Echo Park's Splash is here just in time for the hot, Summer weather!! Adorable paper for the beach and pool!

NEW! Imaginisce Happy Camper!

Imaginisce Happy Camper is new in store this week! Isn't it just adorable! I love the bear and the camper. There are also s'mores & fishing!