Friday, April 27, 2012

New American Crafts

We've got the latest line of paper from American Crafts, Fresh Squeezed, the papers all named after all those wonderfully taste jams, jellies, and schmears you put on your toast. The colors are just as fun and vibrant as the names of each paper! Enjoy!

New Studio Calico!

We got some of the latest Studio Calico in, paper and embellishments! Take a peek at:
Take Note


And last but not least Classic Calico Collection 2

Not only do we have all the paper and 6x6 pads you see, we also have a ton of embellishments and Mister Huey sprays that coordinate!
Please stop by the store, or call if you have any questions!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NEW from Fancy Pants "Summer Soul"

New from Fancy Pants is the Summer Soul Collection and Brag Book Kits!

NEW from Crate Paper & Pebbles!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

I have eclectic taste... and you know I like to mix and match. Neither of these pieces of paper are very patriotic on their own but, paired up with the flag background in these pics it screams "All American." The blue paper is from Authentique and the red one and the "patches" are Little Yellow Bicycle.

Loved this line... from My Mind's Eye. This is a picture of my grandparents back in the 60's. They have definitely followed their hearts... they've been married for 60+ years. I love black and white photography, and thought the pops of color and the honeycomb pattern really worked well together.
More Mind's Eye papers... they are my absolute favorites. Again, I'm mixing in some other elements, some faux ribbon, hand-dyed using distress inks, and a cardstock sticker "loop" from Simple Stories.

Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper papers team up to create this layout featuring a piece of art from my fav artist, Anahata Katkin. Busy? Maybe but it reminds me of her artwork. If my layouts inspire you to try anything... mix it up. Pull out your papers and embellishments and go crazy.

Happy Creating... 'til next time.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Tim Holtz!

Guess what we just got in from our favorite grunge scrapbooker?!

"The creativity continues with Volume II of Compendium of Curiosities filled with new ideas, new products, and new techniques. Just like the first volume this is not your typical "how to make" book, but "how to create" so you can explore and apply these new techniques however you decide. I hope to lead you on another artful journey filled with unexpected inspiration..."

We also got a ton of his new doodads and thing-a-ma-bobs, expanding our collection of Idea-Ology products!

Lots of gears, bobbles, antique keys and many more metal curiousities, come in and check them out!

New Websters Pages!

We've just got in a variety of new goodies from Webster's Pages!
Their new line:
Game On - "The colors, patterns and themes in this collection are so incredibly versatile, we can't get over how many different things you could do wtih it. Wonderfully sporty and GREAT for the BOYS in your life, this line alone inspires."
Another New Line Called:
The Palm Beach! - Breezy and beachy, the patterns in this line are definitely swoon-worthy
We also got a variety of matching embellies along with their 6x6 petite pages pack! Please come check it out!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Shadow Cats Advocates Cat Food Drive

We are proud to host a cat food drive benefiting 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. During this time of year, they are constantly taking in new families of cats and domesticating kittens for adoption. They are in dire need of extra food at this time. We will be accepting cat food donations from now until May 20th, 2012. If you would like to donate, please drop off items at the store between business hours.

If you are attending the National Scrapbook Day Crop on May 4-5, we are offering a special 25% discount off of one item (no Cameo, class kit, crops, or events) to any attendees who bring a cat food donation.

Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

Hi and happy Wednesday! I used some fun new Studio Calico products for my projects today. I got out the new Take Note and Abroad lines, some of the new Wood Veneer shapes, new Mister Huey's Color Mist colors, and some of the new stamps!

We'll start with a card.I used the Abroad 6x6 Paper Pack for this one. (I love the 6x6 packs for card making and Project Life!) I also used the Airmail stamp set and a Wood Veneer from the Transportation pack. Loving those teensy little cars, bicycles, planes, and boats in that set!

Next up is a card using the Wonderful World and Calico Border stamp sets along with a bunch of Mister Huey's mists. I stamped the butterflies in Distress Embossing Ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder and then sprayed over them with the mists so that the butterflies underneath resisted the ink. (here's a tip, if you need a specific color of mist - like purple - you can mix the colors together in a mini mister, i used Pretty Pink and Powder Blue to make my purple mist.)

My last card was really quick and simple but ended up being my favorite. The background is a paper from the Take Note 6x6 Paper Pack. I stamped the sentiment and world from the Wonderful World set and the arrow from Airmail. I topped the arrow off with a wood veneer arrow. Great graduation card.

My layout is really my favorite project from this batch. I used lots of bits and pieces from the Take Note Collection, some Wood Veneers, Mister Huey's Mists, and stamps from Weekdays, Please Note, and Hey Y'all. I added some splatter to the background by unscrewing the nozzles of the Mister Huey's and just flicking the ink around on paper. I added a little bit of stitching around the bottom right corner. (i admit, i had intended to stitch around the whole page, but my bobbin ran out of thread and I decided to just go with it!) The wood veneer shapes take chalk ink really well, that heart in the top right corner was inked up with some Prima chalk ink.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Have a great week :)


Cameo 101 - The Basics

Are you the proud owner of a brand-spanking new Silhouette Cameo digital cutting tool? Are you feeling a little intimidated by it? Not sure where to start? This class is for YOU!

Cameo 101 is a 1.5 hour long class designed to get you started on your love affair with your Cameo! The class will give an overview on the Cameo itself, the software, buying designs from the online store, creating new files, editing text, additional tools that are useful to have, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Silhouette/Silhouette SD owners are also welcome - the material will be useful to you, too!

Supplies needed: Note-taking materials. Laptop is recommended, but optional - don't sweat it if you don't have one.

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, at 1:00pm
Class fee: $12.00 if Cameo was purchased from Scrapdoodles, $18 if purchased elsewhere
Instructor: Heather

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We've gotten a little behind in updating the blog, oops! Here is a list of a few things we have received in the last couple of weeks. We are posting daily on Facebook :)

Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection.

Crate Paper's Preetty Party.

Restocked on COPICS!

Stampendous' new stamp/card program for April.

Restocked on Bazzill cardstock! Yay!

The Crafter's Workshop templates.

Paradise from Imaginisce. Perfect for the warmer weather.

LilyBee Designs Buttercup.

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW! Hello Spring from Little Yellow Bicycle!

Everything you love about spring is packed into this collection of perky prints and perfect pastels - with a "spring"-kling of blossoms, bunnies and butterflies - just for fun.

Say "hello" to sunshine, warm breezes and birdsongs ... say Hello Spring!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Card Class with Tessa


Another card class is coming up soon! I thought I'd pop on and share the cards we will be making:

A chevron making technique:

An inset pattern card:

Some fun stamping:

Watercoloring with Distress Pens:

Class Info:

Cards Class with Tessa
Saturday, April 21 at 1:30pm
Supplies needed: just the basics- trimmer, scissors, pencil, adhesive, and a bone folder

I have quite a few fun techniques to show you! If you'd like to sign up, please call or stop by the store, today!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I have 3 layouts to share with you today, all inspired by pretty papers and Pinterest.  The papers I used are from two different Teresa Collins collections and the layouts are "scraplifted" from layouts I first spotted on Pinterest.  (original links are on my blog).  This trip to Scrapdoodles, I stumbled upon these two awesome collections by Teresa Collins that I had somehow missed before: Fabrications (see the collection) and Spring Fling (see the collection).   The first layout is made with "Fabrications".  This paper almost feels like fabric- it's thick and fibrous.  It was fun to play with some distressing on the edges, giving your layouts a natural bit of dimension.  The colors - especially the blue and yellow - are so cheery and really pop when paired up with the neutrals. 

This next set of layouts is also made with Teresa Collins papers, her "Spring Fling" line.  The colors and patterns are bright and fun.  Again, I was inspired by layouts first seen on Pinterest.  This chevron pattern tutorial can be found here.  It was easy to piece together using small 1x3 inch strips.  I sewed and roughed up the edges a bit to add a little dimension.  It adds just the right pop of color while still keeping these cute photos of H. and daddy at the forefront.
As soon as I spotted this pleated circle I knew I wanted to try it out, too.  It's actually quite easy to do.  The original looks much more perfect than mine, but I'm good with that :)  Just pleat several strips of paper.  I used a bit of distress ink and then positioned them as I sewed (with my sewing machine) them directly onto the large scallop circle.  Then I just layered all kinds of die cuts (all from Teresa Collins' "Spring Fling"), some lace trim (October Afternoon) and a few gems to complete the look.
If you're reading this blog, then you probably are somewhat "addicted" to pretty papers like me.  I recommend you scratch that itch and head into Scrapdoodles.  :)  Ask the girls where to find the "good stuff" from Teresa Collins and pick out a few pretties to take home with you.  Then create something beautiful!  Happy Scrappin'!  ~Karen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New from Ranger Inks' Dylusions 8.5 x 11 Stencils

Dylusions Stencils

Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Stencils! Ranger has partnered with Crafter's Workshop to bring fine quality stencils to the Dyan Reaveley Dylusions brand. Dyan's unique, eclectic style comes through in the original artistic stencil designs she created. Available in six designs, the stencils come in two sizes for flexibility in completing craft projects large and small: 9" x 12" and 5" x 8" (we are sold out of the smaller size and have reordered).

• Available in 6 artistic designs
• All designs in 2 sizes: 9" x 12" and 5" x 8"
• Use with Dylusions Ink Sprays
• Use with Inks, Markers, Paints, Perfect Pearls and more

NEW from Ranger Ink!

Melt Art Texture Treads

Texture Treads were designed especially for use with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels) and the Melting Pot®. Create textured embellishments for jewelry making, homed├ęcor, paper crafts and mixed media projects. Pour melted Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels™ (UTEE) directly over Melt Art Texture Treads or pour melted UTEE on an Inkssentials™ Non-Stick Craft Sheet™ and stamp Texture Tread into UTEE. UTEE embellishments can be decorated further with Ranger paints and inks or dusted with Perfect Pearls™ Powders. For even more versatility, use Texture Treads for inking and stamping onto scrapbook pages and cards.

Available in 6 unique designs, clever reverse images allow for multiple effects from one Texture Tread!

Use with:
• UTEE and the Melting Pot
• Dye and Pigment Inks as a stamp
• Embossing ink and UTEE
• Perfect Pearls Powders for highlighting UTEE
• Polymer clay for texture

NEW from Cosmo Cricket!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter week! Things have been crazy busy at my house recently, so I've been focusing on simple pages that (at least theoretically) come together quickly. My first page was inspired by a beautiful layout by Lisa Truesdell that I found on Pinterest. The strips are pieced together using a 6x6 Teresa Collins pad, and some of the strips are Tim Holtz tissue tapes. (The cute ribbon was a gift from a friend, who also stitched the little tag for me.) I lightly adhered a heart shape to my page and sprayed Mister Huey's Classic Calico mist over it all, then removed the heart and hand-stitched around the masked shape. The fleur-de-lis shapes were cut on my Silhouette.
I really wanted the photos to be the stars of this layout, so I kept it very simple, just adding a few pieces from October Afternoon's Farmhouse Flower Sack and a couple of brads. Naturally, the masked title was courtesy of my Silhouette and October Afternoon's Robot Blue Sprinklers. The cute little chevron sack was a gift from another friend...scrappy pals are the best.
My final page for today really pulled together a bunch of leftover bits and pieces from different manufacturers and lines, including Bo Bunny dotted cardstock, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, trim, and chipboard stickers, a Pink Paislee wooden alpha, and an October Afternoon label, Miscellany banner, and button.