Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Card Class

Fall in Virginia is beautiful and I am so glad that it is finally here.  I can't wait to see all the trees change colors.  With fall in mind, I had fun coming up with my cards for October's class.  This month we will be keeping things pretty clean and simple.  We will be doing a little bit of masking and also playing with Tim Holtz new distress glitter and doing some more stamping using my favorite ink right now, the new Memento Luxe inks!!  Here are a couple of sneaks:

Isn't that little owl with googly eyes just too cute?  I am offering this class on Wednesday October 9th and also Sunday October 13th.  Please stop by the store to sign up or call the store and reserve your spot with a credit card..  I look forward to seeing you in class!

Date:        Wednesday October 9th @ 10.30 am OR
                 Sunday October 13th @ 1.30 pm
Cost:        $15.00 cash or check only please.
Teacher:  Dawn 

If you have these supplies please bring them: trimmer, bone folder, pop dots, glossy accents or other strong liquid adhesive, corner rounder, brown ink, antique linen distress ink, peacock feathers distress ink, ink blending tool, scallop border punch, skinny double sided adhesive tape or glue pen and scissors.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Consignment Sale Nov. 15 - 18

Our next consignment sale is scheduled for November 15 through November 18. This is the perfect time to sell your gently used tools or unused paper and sticker stash! Come into the store to fill out our contract and receive your consignment number and barcode labels. ˜ You will receive store credit for the total of your sales – less 20% (this fee covers credit card processing, advertising, extra labor and administrative expenses).   Your credit will be available by Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  Credit cannot be applied to retreats, crops, classes, class kits, pre-orders, and the CAMEO.   Gift certificate will be valid for 60 days from date of issue.

Merchandise may be dropped off at Scrapdoodles  between Sat., Nov. 9 through Wed., Nov. 13, 2013.

˜ On the last day of the Consignment Sale we are going to mark each item 50% off. If you do not want your items sold for 50% off, please mark your label with a large red star. (Please ensure that the star is adhered well to packaging – we suggest stapling it to the bag or using a sharpie on the label)  These items will not be sold at 50% off.

Only scrapbooking, stamping, and paper-crafting items will be accepted. ˜ All unsold products can be picked up between Wed., Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013  with anything left over after that date going to the charity of our choice.

Tim Holtz Christmas Cards!

The Tim Holtz dies and stamps from Sizzix have finally arrived!  Join us to make these two beautiful vintage cards featuring Tim Holtz products from Ranger, Idea-ology and Sizzix.  Every card will be slightly different and handmade, your loved ones will love them!

Student Supplies: craft mat, heat tool, foam squares, glossy accents, paper trimmer, detail scissors, distress ink (any brown), ink blending tool, score tool, sanding tool, water brush, any distress markers for coloring tree and ornaments

Date: Sat. Oct. 26
Time: 10:30am
Fee: $21
Instructor: Cheryl

Spotlight on Lifestyle Crafts

Hi!  This week we are spotlighting another of our favorite companies- Lifestyle Crafts!

Lifestyle crafts has been around a long time and are always at the front of the pack when it comes to die cuts!

They are known for their diecuts and it's not hard to see why!  Their dies are trendy and so easy to use.  We love the Evolution and Genius Platform:

Their Nesting Dies are perfect for card making and matting photos:

If you're looking for innovation, check out their Detailz Dies- they emboss and cut at the same time using a special rubber mat:

The Embossing Folder sets are also really fun to play with: 

And if you're a washi tape fan, check out their Shape 'n Tape sheets!

They also have a wonderful Online Gallery that is full of fun projects.  I picked a few out to share with you today:

Aren't these minion treat bags cute!  They'd be great for a party:

A pretty card:

And an adorable party ensemble:

Along with the blog and online gallery, here are a few more places you can find inspiration online from Lifestyle Crafts:

Facebook: Lifestyle Crafts Fan Page
Online Gallery:

We have so many of their awesome dies, machines, and accessories in store!  Next time you're in, be sure to take a peek!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Design Team Wednesday spotlights Bella Blvd!

Bella Blvd.'s Trick or Treat collection is beyond cute, inspiring, and colorful! The owl patterned paper caught my eye right from the rack...and then I felt as if I had been given a basket full of treats with all the other patterns and die cut shapes! My first layout really showcases the variety of pattern and color included in this collection. I made various sized strips and layered them to create a "starburst" like effect.

 The title circle is included in the die cut shapes and I simply embellished it with silver and orange Stickles, sold at Scrapdoodles. The purple and orange twine add a little something special, along with dimension!

My second layout has a totally different look, yet includes patterns and die cut shapes from the same collection. The journal block is framed with varied strips of pattern paper and embellished with buttons and twine. The arrow was perfect to highlight the carving picture and was popped off the page using foam squares.

My final project is a Halloween card using the heart die cut shape. I just felt it was a perfect fit for a card and the twine was a great addition. The Stickles and gem accents can also be found at Scrapdoodles!

I hope these projects have you thinking about how you can use Bella Blvd.'s collection to showcase your Halloween photos! These layouts will be in the store in the next day or so!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Teresa Collins Design's Monthly Class for October

I am happy to announce that Teresa Collins Design's Monthly class is back!  This month's class features Masquerade Party.  You will create an 8x8 album to feature all your Halloween photos!

Included in kit are 7 full size sheets, the die cut accessories, and file folders all from Masquerade Party. You will also receive chipboard, rings, and sequins.

Student supplies: stapler, foam squares, corner rounder, adhesive, hole punch, paper trimmer and scissors.

Date: Tuesday, Oct 22
Time: 5:30 pm
Fee: $25
Instructor: Cheryl

Can't make the class? You can still purchase the kit with all the instructions.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spotlight on Bella Blvd

Hello!  It's time to spotlight another great company!  This week's Spotlight features Bella Blvd.  Their designs are so cute and easy to work with!  We all love the bright cheerful patterns and fun embellishments!

At this summer's CHA, Bella Blvd. released  five trendy new lines:

Christmas Countdown:

 Daily Chevies & Everyday Bits:

 Trick or Treat:



The Bella Blvd Blog is one of the best out there!  I could seriously scraplift every layout they have shared!  They have a great design team and update the blog daily with fun projects.  Here are just a few that really caught my eye- this first one is a card by Gretchen McElveen:

I love this layout by design team member Jen Chapin- it features papers from the Daily Chevies & Everyday Bits collection:

This great layout by team member Becki Adams features the Trick or Treat collection:

One more Project Life styled layout by Sheri Reguly:

Talk about inspiring!  I love their work!!  The owner and product designer, Stephanie Hunt also has a blog where she posts photos as well as projects she teaches.  Here is a project she created for an upcoming class:

Along with the blogs, Bella Blvd keeps us updated and inspired on these social media websites:

Design Team Blog:
Stephanie Hunt's Blog:
Facebook: Bella Blvd Fan Page
Stephanie's Instagram:
Stephanie's Twitter:

I hope you'll be able to hop through all these great places!  They are full of inspiration and will have you wanting more and more Bella Blvd!  We have all these goodies in store now so please just ask next time you're in and we'll point you in the right direction!


Fight Against Cancer Crop - Relay for Life

Join us on October 18 & 19 for our annual Fight Against Cancer Crop. We will be donating a portion of your registration fees to Relay for Life in honor of our loved ones who have fought cancer. There will also be prizes raffled off to support this cause. All funds from the raffle will go to Relay for Life. Please call the store if you have an item you would like to donate for the raffle! 540 548-3788

When: Friday, October 18 from 12pm - 11pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10am - 11pm  
You will  receive two days of cropping time, snacks beverages, a goody bag, and dinner on Saturday. 
Fee: $55 cash or check or $60 credit card
We will reserve your spot with a credit card if you would like to receive the cash discount. 
No refunds after Wednesday, Oct. 9

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Design Team Wednesday: Basic Grey Persimmon with Suzanna

Suzanna here to share with you today! With Fall right around the corner, what better way to show off your Halloween and Thanksgiving pictures than with Basic Grey's Persimmon collection?! This is my all time favorite Fall collection, I just love the non-traditional color palate and the patterns. The navy blue with the persimmon orange-y red are just perfect together!! I have two layouts to share with you; a 12x12 and an 8.5x11. One Halloween and one Thanksgiving.

First up, Halloween! After all, it is the first of the two holiday's to occur. One of the many fantastic things about Basic Grey these days are the waterfall packs; you get a little bit of everything! A few die cuts, some journaling spots of two different sizes (also perfect for Project Life!) and some letter stickers. This line has a matching waterfall pack that is the perfect compliment to the collection kit.

Boo! Don't be frightened by this little fellow peeking out from an Ikat layer!

Though the patterns from the Persimmon collection are very different, they are the perfect compliment for layering on your project.

I have this "thing" lately for using large pictures. That place setting card and the turkey die cut from the waterfall pack are the perfect embellishments for our Thanksgiving dinner. Between those embellies and the large picture, don't you feel like you're there, in the dining room with us?

The collection pack comes with letter stickers. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of the circle stickers... I always end up cutting them down and creating something better suited to my needs. So don't go looking for the navy blue rectangular letter stickers, there aren't any. The fussy cut triangle "bits" found at the top of this layout are remnants of the border strip at the bottom of the page. The various complimentary color mists and Distress paint splats add just the right touch of color to the white space at the top of this layout.

Be sure to stock up on Basic Grey's Persimmon at Scrapdoodles today! I guarantee you, there won't be much left, it's a hot ticket item! Think of the possibilities for Halloween pictures with older children who don't want all those cutesy ghosts and trick or treater's on their layouts! Timeless Thanksgiving greetings. I even think this collection would make amazing masculine cards... Hmmm... Off to explore some more possibilities!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spotlight on Teresa Collins Designs

This week's Spotlight feature is all about Teresa Collins Designs!  We love Teresa and her company!  I can't wait to show you all the places you can find inspiration using her products.

At this summer's CHA, Teresa Collins came out with four trendy new lines:

Family Stories:


 Masquerade Party:

 Santa's List:

The Teresa Collins Design Team works hard to keep us inspired!  They create projects and share at the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog.  Here are a few examples of their work- this beautiful page featuring the Memorabilia collection was created by design team member Dedra Long:

This card featuring Santa's List is by me (Tessa Wise).  You can also see this sample in person at Scrapdoodles:

This last layout featuring Masquerade Party was created by Leslie Ashe:

Here is one more beautiful layout featuring the Family Stories line.  This one is by design team member Dedra Long:

Teresa Collins also keeps a personal blog.  She updates it with personal stories as well as inspiring projects using her products.  Recently her family has experienced some sad news- we are thinking about you Collins family!

Here is a beautiful project she made for CHA:

Along with the blogs, Teresa Collins Designs keeps us updated and inspired on these social media websites:

Design Team Blog:
Teresa Collins Blog:
Facebook: Teresa Collins Designs Fan Page

I hope you take a few minutes and check out all of these wonderful sites!  They are packed with ideas for each and every one of the new Teresa Collins Designs current collections.  After you check them out, don't forget to come in and shop :)  We have all four of these beautiful collections ready for you! We even have a few packs of those beautiful sequins in stock!  They were hot sellers! :)


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Scrapbooking Basics Class

Did you know we have Basic Scrapbooking classes twice a month?  We are always excited to  meet new scrapbookers!  Our enthusiastic teachers will help you create a personalized project while explaining tried and true scrapbooking techniques, tools, and products.  

Please bring 4-6 photos from one event and any adhesive/tools that you already own. Students will receive a 10% discount off any product to create layout as well as any tools/adhesive to get started.

The base cost of Scrapbooking Basics is $10.  When you create your personalized project, you will also have to pay for the products you choose to use.  You'll receive your 10% discount on these items as well!

Our class calendar is always up to date on when our next Basics class is but here is a list of our upcoming classes:

September 14th at 10:30am
October 8th at 6:00pm
October 20th at 1:30pm
November 12 at 6:00pm
November 24th at 1:30pm

If you would like to join us for our Basics class, please call the store or stop by today!

NEW CLASS!!! Cameo 102 - Beyond the Basics

Have you taken the Cameo 101 - Basics class and found yourself with questions you didn't think to ask at that time?  This class is for YOU!  Come join Heather as she takes your questions on how to get the most from your Silhouette Cameo!

Supplies needed:  Note-taking materials.  Laptop is optional, but strongly recommended.  Please have the Silhouette software already loaded, along with a few designs in your library.  You should be somewhat familiar with using the software.  Please note: this is not intended to be a class on using the various types of Silhouette media.

Date:  Saturday, October 12
Time:  10:30am
Fee:  $12
Advance registration is REQUIRED.  Please list 2-3 questions at the time of registration that you'd like to have answered during the class (this will give Heather time to figure things out :-) ).  Minimum of 2 students, maximum of 10.

Design Team Wednesday with Yvonne

Hello my Scrapdoodles friends,
Today I want to share a 5x7 mini-ablum I made using the exquisite Graphic 45 "Typography" collection! Seriously, I love this paper... and I know I say that about every G45 collection, but it's true, I love them all!  The quality is unmatched, the graphics are divine, and the themes are always an inspriation!  Thank goodness Scrapdoodles always has the latest collections to satisfy my Graphic 45 additiction!


Here is what I made:

Hope you can come on in and check out the papers and mini in person, pictures just don't truly relay the color and quality of Graphic 45 collections.

Thank you for stopping by my friends!
Have a Happy Scrappy Day!
Big Hugs,