Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What's New!

Hi There!

We've gotten so many fun new things over the last week!  Everything is on the floor and ready to shop with the exception of Teresa Collins new line- the girls are working on it right now!  Here's what's new this week:

My Mind's Eye
Their new lines, Find Your Wings and Fly, and Kate & Co are here and I know you'll love them!

Teresa Collins Designs
Teresa's mid-season release, Summer Stories is here!  Come check out the pretty new glittered paper in this collection!  We also received a few of her rubber cling stamps she has released with Fiskars- so pretty!

Pebbles Inc.
Their new Lakeside line is here- I love it!

Crate Paper
Their new The Pier line is perfect for your summer pictures!

Studio Calico
We have received the new Atlantic collection.

The new Lyric collection is here and so pretty!

We are excited to have three of their CHA releases in store!   Destination, Pinwheel, and Sweet Shoppe are here and full of pretty paper, fun embellishments, and a great new font on their letter sticker sheets!

The Twinery
We have all the new metalic and natural baker's twine from their Shimmers line!

Stampers Annonymous
Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps have arrived as well as a restock of embossing paste.

Lifestyle Crafts
We recieved thier new Details line- they diecut and emboss at the same time!  The designs are so pretty!

Penny Black
More of their stamps are in stock.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Clean & Simple Cards With Dawn

It's time for another card class!  I have been a busy girl, but I finally got my cards done for May's class.  This month we will be using embossing folders, gelato's, masks and dylusions sprays.  I couldn't help myself, I had to use a couple of butterflies too!!  Wednesday's class is filling up, so call the store at 540 548 3788 to sign up for either Wednesday or Saturday's class.

Cards with Dawn $15.00
Saturday May 11th @ 2pm
Wednesday May 15th @ 10:30am
call 540 548 3788 to register
Supplies needed:  basic kit, craft mat, heat tool, black ink,
corner rounder, pop dots, glossy accents
I look forward to seeing in class!

Employee Product Of The Week

Good morning, it's Dawn here and it is my turn for product of the week.  This week I wanted to talk about Distress Inks and the Ink Blending Tool both by Ranger.  Distress inks are acid free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks.  They come in a wide variety of gorgeous colors, including lots of neutrals.  They were designed by Tim Holtz and work with many of his other products.  One of the cool things about distress inks is that they are reactive with water, which makes them very versatile.  You can also layer the colors on top of each other to add depth.  They are great for a wide variety of styles like, grunge, vintage and even clean and simple and are also great for stamping with.  You can use them on your scrapbook pages, art journaling, altered projects and even cards.  The ink blending tool makes it so easy to apply color and super easy to blend effortlessly.  Today I have 2 examples to show you.  The first is a clean and simple card that I made and the other is a more distressed looking tag.  Stop by the store and pick up some distress ink pads of your own.  You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BasicGrey Page of the Month for May

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Come join me for this fun two page layout! Kit comes with full sheets of paper and embellishments so you can create the two bonus projects or whatever your heart desires!

Tuesday, May 21
Time: 6pm
Fee: $25

Please bring adhesive, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, exacto knife with cutting mat (or fine detail scissors), ruler, large scallop border punch, 1 1/2 scalloped circle punch, 2 inch circle punch, black and white journaling pens, and twine.W will have punches to share.

Optional Photos: sizes four 6 x 4 inch horizontal.

Happy Scrappin!

Design Team Wednesday: Invitation Ideas with Karen, Echo Park, and SRM Stickers

Need some cute and quick invitation ideas?  SRM Stickers has lots of fun solutions.  I picked up two sets of "We've Got Your Invite" and "We've Got Your Border" stickers from Scrapdoodles to play with and show you how easy it is to put together invitations.  Handmade invites are awesome, but making 30 or 50 or 100 is a lot of work, so it's best to keep your overall design simple.  For these baby shower invites I used the girl invite and border stickers from SRM. Begin with a couple of layers for your card base - this dresses up your invite, but it's easy to cut and layer.  (My formula = A2 base + grey/brown/black + color + white.)
For each card, I used a circle punch and a circle SRM sticker (use a pop dot to add dimension) and then added a cluster of SRM border strip pieces and a cute twine (the Twinery) bow and baby pin (from my stash).  SRM sticker sheets also include a block for filling in all your invitation information, so even the insides get handmade goodness.  I like that I can vary the main accent color (pink, yellow, green), so even though all my invites are not exactly the same, the overall design is, so it makes it easy to pull coordinating cardstock and use my supplies wisely.  For party favors, consider using a clear tube (several sizes to choose from) and applying a few cute coordinating stickers before filling it with candies.  For my tube, I also added a mini twine pom pom and a twine string with thank you banner on the lid.  I think it's super cute! And it was super easy!

The invitation stickers can also be used on a coordinating layout to commemorate the shower once it's over. If you're making the invites, you could complete the layout ahead of time and give it to the guest of honor to add photos to.  This layout uses some of the cute new paper from Echo Park's "Bundle of Joy" line.  That's also available at the store and both the boy and girl lines are super-adorable!  I love the journaling cards that coordinate.  In this layout, I used one of the cards as the title block and the other I slipped into a glassine bag (these are so fun!), tied with more Twinery twine.

Don't have a baby shower coming up?  Here's the same idea, but with a Birthday theme!  I began with the SRM Invite and Border stickers.  This first card uses the same basic formula as the baby shower invites.  I also added a couple of pennants (the sticks are toothpicks wrapped in Washi tape!).  The large tube is topped with a big pom pom and I've added some SRM stickers and twine to it, too.
This last invite uses the glassine bag as an envelope and the SRM stickers.  Again, I love how these invite and border stickers can be used to create different looks that make invites quick and easy!  Just find some coordinating papers (mine are from Echo Park's "Happy Days" line) and you are set for an awesome, handmade party.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's new!

Hi There!

I thought I'd pop on and share some fun new goodies we've gotten in over the last week!  We've been busy getting it out on the floor and all of these products are ready to shop!

We R Memory Keepers
We've received some new boarder punches, tab punches, an assortment of tab sticker labels, the Magnetic Circle Cutter, and the Sew Easy circle tool.  We also received a shipment of their lovely albums and page protectors along with the Happy Camper line!

Bazzill Basics Paper
Our shipment of cardstock has come in with our best selling colors!

Echo Park
We have a bunch of new lines from them!  Each of their new lines come with sticker sheets and some of them have a few embelishments as well:
Bundle of Joy
Sweet Girl
All About A Boy
A Perfect Summer
Happy Go Lucky

Basic Grey
We've received their newest line, Hipster- it's really fun with lots of embellishments to choose from!  We also have the matching stamp sets made by Hero Arts!

Silhouette America
We've restocked our heat transfer material, vinyl, and rhinestone products!  We have blades and cutting mats available, too!

American Crafts
We have restocked their albums and page protectors along with their Cut It Up tools

Lifestyle Crafts
The Evolution and the Genius platforms are in stock!

Stamps from Stampendous and Penny Black have also come in!

It seems like we've been getting lots of new stuff in lately so pop on in and check it out!  Most of this new stuff is located in our new section across from the register area- feel free to ask if you are looking for something in particular!

Remember to follow us on Facebook for up to date information about our store!  We try to post there as soon as possible when we get new goodies in!


Lori Loves We R Memory Keepers Page Protectors

Hey there scrappers, Lori here with the Product of the Week. But, before I tell you what it is I want to ask you a few questions:

Are you like me and take 100+ pictures of 1 event and then wonder what to do with all those photo gems that you just can't delete?

Do you have pictures of birthday parties with weird colors that make it really hard to pull together a cohesive look?

Is the idea of scrapbooking so overwhelming that you feel stuck?

Are you a fan of the Scrapdoodles Hump Day layouts ( I AM) but want a 2 page spread instead of 1?

Did you answer "Yes, yes, yes" to any of these questions? Then this weeks product is for you. It is a workhorse that can make scrapbooking even the biggest mountains of photos quicker and easier. Do you know what it is yet?

Divided Page Protectors. These are so popular for good reason. They come in all varieties and configurations, if you have lots of horizontal 4*6 photos, great, if you have verticals, they make those too. Right now in Scrapdoodles we have at least 10 different types of divided page protectors.
Sometimes there are just too many good photos to traditionally scrapbook all of them. I will take my favorite photo or two and make a really nice 1 page layout and then next to it I will put in a divided page protector or two and put my photos in the sleeves.
Maybe you don't want to do traditional scrapbooking, you don't have the time but want something more than a photo album, great these will work for you too. Put the photos in the sleeves except leave 1 sleeve for a nice title or a sticker embellishment.
The possibilities are endless and easy. Come by the store and pick up a pack to try. I'm sure you will love them as much as I do.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Giveaway!!!

NSD is right around the corner! Although both marathon crops are sold out, you will still want to be here on May 4! There will be sales & specials and hourly raffles and a big giveaway at 7pm! The big giveaway raffle details are below.

Win a Lifestyle Crafts' Evolution
or one of several other awesome prizes

From now until May 4 for every $10.00 you spend* at Scrapdoodles you will receive one raffle entry. You may also receive a raffle entry for signing up for our newsletter or updating your customer information in our computer system. Pay cash for a class/crop and receive TRIPLE tickets!

On Saturday, May 4, 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 not included. You must receive your entry ticket(s) before leaving the store, no exceptions. To earn free raffle ticket you must update your customer information or sign-up for the newsletter at the register.
*Cannot earn tickets via telephone payments.
*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.
*Raffle tickets cannot be earned on Consignment Sale items or with Consignment Sale Certificates.
*Must be present to win.
*Employees, instructors, and/or design team members of Scrapdoodles are not eligible.
*Must be in line at register by 6:45pm on May 4 if earning additional raffle tickets

Consignment Sale this Weekend!!!

Get ready for the Consignment Sale this weekend! There are great values to be found! There are paper packs, storage, stamps, Cricket, Silhouette, die cut machines and so much more! Starts this Friday at 10am! Don't forget that Monday from 10am-4pm is half price day unless marked by a red star. Please bring your own resusable bags.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Design Team Wednesday... Pinkpaislee

I saw this Pinkpaislee line at Scrapdoodles and thought it was adorable.
The rich colors inspired me to use some of the fabic I
purchased at Mood in New York to create this layout. I used
Pinkpaislee Hope Chest Treasures paper.
I cut out the dress form using my Cameo. I made the flowers
by punching out several size circles and singeing them on
the ends with a candle. Make sure you don't get your fabric
too close to the flame or you can burn the material. I stacked
several circles on top of each other, punched a hole, and connected
them with a brad.

I was also inspired to make this card using Pinkpaislee Cottage Farms Barrel paper.
I cut out a 4 x 5.25 piece of paper with butterflies using my Cameo. If you
look closer at the picture, you can see I placed fabric under the negative butterflies.
This is just a small selection of the new line. Come down to Scrapdoodles
and check it out. The paper is gorgeous and there is alot more of this
line to choose from.
Happy Scrappin!!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Copics are Michele's Favorite This Week!

My favorite product this time around is Copic Markers!   

I have loved to color since I was a little girl- the huge box of 64 crayons was always a favorite gift for me.   I loved all the colors and shading by pressing harder or softer when coloring.   As a grown up I still love to color but now I mostly use my Copics!

I fell in love with Copics (pronounced "cope-icks") when we first started carrying them - I love the huge variety of colors but more than that I love how easy they are to blend!   I feel like they made my coloring look much better than it really is

Coloring for me is a stress reliever and mostly just for fun - and while I have created cards with them mostly I just color in my personal Copic coloring book!    I made this book (using my WRMK Cinch) using Copic paper and a few printouts from the Internet.  

I keep a log of the color chart, color combos I like, and stamped images - some are mine, some are friends' stamps, some are samples from online.   I also have a sheet of acetate that is removable so I can place it behind whatever image I am working on so it doesn't bleed through.

I also happen to be one of the Copic teachers at the store - so I get to share my love of Copics and teach others how fun they are!!!!!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Teresa Collins' He Said She Said Mini Album

Come join me to make these beautiful and fun mini albums with another of my favorite Teresa Collins' lines "He Said She Said". These books are full of fun techniques using mini folders! You will need to bring your paper trimmer, a scoring tool, tape runner, dimensional adhesive, pop dots, mini stapler, crop-a-dile, and score tape/red line tape. (If you do not have all the tools, there will be some to share)

When: Tue., May 7
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $22
Instructor: Cheryl

Lifestyle Crafts Genius Platform System in Action!

Lifestyle Crafts Genius platform system makes it so easy to diecut! Check it out in action:

We have plenty in stock so stop by to pick yours up today!

Design Team Wednesday - Simple Stories: Layouts and Treat Box Video Tutorial

We finally got hit with some warm weather here, so it was easy to think about camping and being outdoors.  Scrapdoodles is getting so many awesome new lines in, it's hard to decide which to choose.  I was immediately drawn to the earthy colors and distressed look of the Simple Stories "Take a Hike" line, though. We love the outdoors, and with all the great elements in the collection, it was easy to create 2 layouts in quick time.  I think that's another reason I really am drawn to pretty much everything Simple Stories is putting out right now.  Their collections are so fun and easy to use for regular layouts, Project Life style layouts, and projects of all sorts.
This first layout used the great wood texture background and the fun dot patterned accent at the bottom.  I just started layering some patterned paper, 3x4 cards, and several sticker elements in small clusters around my page.  Everything already coordinates beautifully.  For more texture, I used a nail file to rough up the edges of the brown "camping permit" paper and raised a few sticker elements with pop dots.  I also added a  couple of brads from my stash and punched out several small circles from some thin cork material I had.  I thought this continued the natural and rustic feel.

For my next layout, I treated some plain kraft cardstock with inks to "grunge" it up a bit.  I used a combination of spray ink (Mr. Huey's Classic Tan) and Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Walnut Stain).  To the right of my photo, I cut 4 squares from the wonderful patterned papers in the collection and rounded just 2 corners of each. Then, just as in the other layout, I started layering the paper and sticker elements in small clusters.  The bingo cards (LOVE them!) are part of most every Simple Stories collection and are so much fun to use.  
I guess I just couldn't stop layering and playing with this line, because I also made several treat boxes.  I started with a simple cardstock box and then embellished the front with bingo cards and stickers and a rustic string.  I thought I could fill them with trail mix and it would be a fun party treat, date night treat, or family outing treat.  You can get a good look at the layouts and boxes in the store now. 

For details on how to create the simple box, watch this video tutorial I made!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chalkboard Style Name Tags

Hi There!

I wanted to share a little project I worked on recently- our new store name tags!

Name tags in general need to be easy to read and let people know that whoever is wearing one is an employee.  Since we are a scrapbooking store, we needed to kick ours up a notch and also make them creative and cute!

I have been loving the chalkboard craze that is popular right now and decided to use that as my inspiration for our new tags.  With only a few supplies and my stash of  Lawn Fawn stamps I got to work creating!

I used Lawn Fawn's Quinn's ABC's to stamp our names.  I used smaller stamps from many of their other sets as accents to make each tag unique.  I added fish and bubbles  from the Critters Under the Sea set to Andrea's!  Pam's features the happy sunshine from the Sunny Skies set!

The chalkboard look is easy to achieve!  You need a few products: cute stamps, black cardstock, Versamark ink, white pigment ink, white embossing powder, a white pen, and a sponge or blending tool.  I also used a white mist to add some speckles.  Here are the steps I took to create this tag:

1. Cut or die cut tag from smooth black cardstock.  Punch a circle and adhere it where you want to add your ribbon later.  Cut off excess circle bit.

2. Stamp your name using Versamark ink and emboss using white embossing powder and your heat gun.  I did as many letters as I could in one shot but if I had to stamp it twice because the name was longer, I embossed between stamping.  I also used an Embossing Buddy to keep the stray embossing powder flecks away.

3. Stamp your accent stamps using Versamark ink and emboss using white embossing powder.

4. Doodle a line around the outside edge with your white pen.  You can use a ruler if you have a hard time with straight lines but I like the imperfect look you get without one even more!

5.  Once your pen work is dry, get out your sponge or blending tool and your white ink.  Sponge around the edges first, rubbing towards the center.  Lightly sponge some ink in a few different spots as well to create that dirty chalkboard look

6.  Flick a little bit of white mist on to the tag if you like that look!  Finish off your tags with pretty ribbon and twine!

Now just because we made name tags with this fun technique doesn't mean you have to!  I think it would work great on cards, scrapbook pages and on Project Life inserts!  I hope we've inspired you to get out your stamps and try the chalkboard technique!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, April 8, 2013

BasicGrey Page of the Month for April

The BasicGrey Kit of the Month is offered as a year long program or ala cart (meaning month by month or until sold out)!

The page of the month program is a year long program where each month you will receive a kit chock-full of the latest and greatest products that coordinate to create a fabulous double page layout. You will also receive bonus projects so that you can create a fun card or two and possibly a third single page layout. The new program begins this month on March 26 at 6pm. If you can't make the classes, you can still purchase the kit with full color instructions! After completing all 12 months, you will receive a free Holiday Kit!  If that is not enough to peak your interest, throughout the year the kits will include exclusive papers only available in class :) Each layout has been designed by the POTM Dream Team: Kelly Goree, Lynn Ghahary, Greta Hammond, Kelly Noel, Shannon Tidwell, Lisa Dickinson, Jana Eubank, Kelly Purkey and many more!

Classes are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month (with a few exceptions).

The next class is April 16
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Fee: $25 each month
Instructor: Cheryl

April POTM featuring Bowties

April Bonus Layout

New Mini Book Classes with Sue!

We are thrilled to be adding a new teacher to our April calendar!  Sue Woolard will be joining our team, specializing in mini books!  She has a great eye for detail and I'm sure you will love her style!

Sue has been in the paper crafting business for over a decade and has taught classes at Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Expo and Midwest Scrapbook conventions across the U.S. She has conducted seminars for scrapbook and craft store-owners at CHA and Memory Trends. Her passion for teaching started at the age of 14 and has continued throughout her life. When she is not teaching, she is often found behind the lens of her camera, throwing a ball for her obsessed Border Collie or re-purposing found items.

Her first set of classes are on the calendar for April 27th.  Here is a little information about each of the wonderful projects she will be teaching:

My Girl Mini Album
Saturday, April 27 1:30-3:30pm

Create a fabulous 6 page (12 sides) mini album, complete with chipboard, brads, buttons, envelopes, tags, pockets, layers, ribbons and embellishments galore. If you have never done a mini-album, they are a great way to complete an entire album quickly. The “My Girl” mini is ideal for photos of girls of all ages and makes a great brag book or coffee table book. Class includes detailed -color photo instructions,  album, all papers and embellishments.

Please bring:  12 inch paper trimmer, detail scissors, wet adhesive for chipboardHelmar 450 or Fabric-Tac, dry adhesive, brown ink for edging and plenty of foam tape, such as Copic or Scotch 3D. If you have a corner rounder, Crop-A-Dile, paper piercer, and pencil- please bring those as well, but these will be available to share.

Boys Rule Mini Album
Saturday, April 27 4:00-6:00pm

Create a fabulous 6 page (12 sides) mini album, complete with chipboard, brads, buttons, envelopes, tags, pockets, layers, ribbons and embellishments galore. If you have never done a mini-album, they are a great way to complete an entire album quickly. The “Boy Wonder” mini is great for pictures and memorabilia of boys of all ages and makes a great brag book, gift or coffee table book. Class includes detailed -color photo instructions, album, all papers and embellishments.

Please bring:  12 inch paper trimmer, detail scissors, wet adhesive for chipboardHelmar 450 or Fabric-Tac, dry adhesive, brown ink for edging and plenty of foam tape, such as Copic or Scotch 3D. If you have a corner rounder, Crop-A-Dile, paper piercer, and pencil- please bring those as well, but these will be available to share.

We are so excited to have Sue joining our team!  I'm sure you will love her, and her fun classes!  Stop by the store to see her samples and to sign up!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Distress Paints In Action!

Good Morning!

Hope your Friday is off to a great start! I wanted to share one of my favorite products with you today- Tim Holtz Distress Paints by Ranger! There are so many ways you can use these paints and I've only just begun to experiment with them! Here is a card I made using them:

And, so you can see the process, I created a video just for you!

Now, we are just getting started with videos and as you can see, are still learning the ropes. We have set up a  Scrapdoodles YouTube Channel and hope to bring you more videos in the future!

What did you think of the Distress Paints in action? They are so fun to play with- I hope I inspired you to try them out! We just received a new shipment of them, including the new metallic colors so all are currently in stock!

Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Design Team Wednesday-Cosmo Cricket

As soon as I saw the Cosmo Cricket "Honky Tonk" and "TV Dinner" collections, I knew exactly which photos to use for my layouts. They have a fun, vintage look to them which went perfectly with family photos that were taken in downtown Pensacola, FL about 4 years ago. I loved the bold patterns and rustic colors!
For my first layout, I used the papers from the "Honky Tonk" collection and embellished with the "Honky Tonk" cardstock stickers. I also used coordinating buttons from the store and added red twine from my stash. I ripped the edge of the orange star paper to give it a more vintage look. Finally, I punched out a circle from brown cardstock paper using my die cut machine and used dimensionals to make it stick out.

For my next layout, I used green embossed cardstock from the store to give the layout some texture. I also used letters from the "Honky Tonk" cardstock stickers to spell out "family." I really love the the variety of these of cardstock stickers! Using some scraps, I made a small banner and added buttons and twine to make it pop.

With such gorgeous paper, I just had to make another layout! I combined both paper collections for this one, and continued to embellish with the cardstock stickers. These two collections go so well together!

I really enjoyed scrapbooking with the Cosmo Cricket "Honky Tonk" and "TV Dinner" collections! Stop by the store to see these layouts and to check out these awesome paper collections!

-Claudia :)