Monday, December 30, 2013

Pre-Inventory Sale!

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There’s nothing better than the holiday season. The snow starts to fall, decorations are up and magic is in the air. Then before it is over, our Pre-Inventory Sale begins December 26!
Lifestyle Crafts Dies, Alphabets & Gift Sets 50% off MSRP
Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress 25% off MSRP (excludes tools)
Spellbinders 50% off MSRP
Sizzix 40% off MSRP
Couture Creations 40% off MSRP
Fiskars/EK Success/MSC punches 40% off (excludes Circle and Squeeze Easy Corner Rounders)

Unibind Photocreator & Books 50% off MSRP
Stencils 30% off MSRP
Washi Tape 25% off
Magazines 50% off MSRP
Project Life 25% off
My Mind’s Eye 30% off
Teresa Collins Designs 30% off (excludes Craftwell) 
MSC Glitter/Flock/Microbeads 50% off
Doodlebug Glitter 50% off
Tattered Angels Mists 50% off MSRP
9in Tonic Guillotines 30% off
Take an additional 75% off Clearance and Value Packs

Sale prices apply to regular priced and in-stock merchandise. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Not good on previous purchases or towards class kits. Sales good now through January 18, 2014
1315 Central Park Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 (540) 548-3788
Store Hours:
M-Th 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
F-Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed all Major Holidays
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Cards with Dawn

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  With Christmas over it is time to start thinking about love and Valentine's day.  January's class will be pretty clean and simple but we will be focusing on a couple of techniques that perhaps might be new to you.  Do you love your distress inks but look for different ways to use them?  Well, I have a fun technique that uses your distress ink pads along with background stamps.  It is super fun and super easy!!

We will also be playing with embossing paste and stencils.  Another fun technique and a great way to use all those stencils that you own and perhaps are looking for something different to do with them.  Again, it is an easy technique, but adds a lovely touch of dimension.

As always, if the sentiments that I use on the cards don't work for you, feel free to change them.  I always have a couple of different ones to choose from!

Come join me on the date that works best for you.
Tuesday January 7th @ 10.30 am
Wednesday January 8th @ 10.30 am
Saturday January 11th @ 10.30 am

Here are a couple of sneaks of the cards that we will be making.

Call the store at 540 548 3788 to reserve your spot with a credit card or stop by in person and pay by check or cash.  I look forward to seeing you in class.

Dates:  Tuesday 1/07/14 @ 10.30 am
             Wednesday 1/08/14 @ 10.30 am
              Saturday 1/11/14 @ 10.30 am
Cost:      $18.00

Supplies:  Please bring your basic kit along with a craft mat, heat gun, corner rounder, your favorite color of distress ink (I will have a few to choose from if you don't have one), mini mister or spray bottle, pop dots, embossing paste if you have any, baby wipes.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Start the New Year with a Family Crop!

Family Crop
January 3
Noon to 10pn

Bring your child and scrapbook/craft together! Snacks, drinks and door prizes will be provided.

$15 for one adult and one child
$10 per additional adult/parent
$5 per additional child (no unaccompanied children please)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Design Team Wednesday - December Daily

Are you working on a December Daily album this year?  This will be my 4th exclusively December themed mini album.  I've used a different approach each year and this year decided to go with an Snap! 6x8 binder in red from Simple Stories.  I've been using the Simple Stories December Documented as well as a few different Christmas collections (who can choose just one???).  For the front of my album I used the bingo grid paper from Echo Park's Reflections Christmas collection, a tag from Echo Park's 'Tis the Season collection, and twine and chipboard from some older stash.  I typically keep all my Christmas and Holiday themed supplies together, so it makes it easy to pull out pieces that coordinate well.  It's also nice to be able to use up bits and pieces from previous years' collections and pull from that older stash.
Truthfully, I haven't been very good this year at keeping up on a daily basis, so I'm pretty far behind.  No worries, though.  I keep taking photos and journal a bit here and there and even if it's after Christmas, my album will get done.  I am motivated by the thought of having a mini album for each year that's so fun to pull out at Christmas and look through to relive the memories of Christmases past.

Karen's Tips for December Daily:
1. Start with a pre-made album (I really like the Snap Binder, I've also used the Fancy Pants brag book - part of Scrapdoodles 12 Days of Christmas deals!).  This will make it easy to get started.  If you're looking for super simple pages, try the Snap pocket pages and be sure to stock up on easy "project life" style cards to slip in quickly.  For my album this year I really like the 3x4 Bingo cards made by Simple Stories.  I'm also drawn to the chalkboard style elements that many manufacturers are using - so many to choose from!
3.  Keep your stash of supplies out.  Whether you've purchased all new supplies or are using a mix of new and old, having your supplies in a basket or bin that you can easily pull from will make putting your pages together quicker.  You'll also be inspired by all those pretty supplies!
2. DON'T STRESS! This isn't a project that should stress you out during an already stressful season.  If you get behind, it's not a big deal.  Keep taking your photos, have a set of journaling cards handy that you can jot down a few lines about the photo/activity for each day, and put it with your stash of supplies.  Typically, I've printed out my pics for the whole week and kept up more on a weekly basis rather than a daily basis.  Do what works for you and your schedule.

Here's a few of my completed pages.  Sorry, you won't see my album at the store - it's a work in progress!

Want to make your list before you shop at Scrapdoodles?  Check out these product descriptions online:
Simple Stories Snap Binders and Inserts
Simple Stories December Documented
Echo Park's 'Tis the Season Collection
Echo Park's Recollections Christmas Collection

Monday, December 16, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Deals!

It’s arrived! You won’t want to miss our 12 days of savings during our 12 Days of Christmas Sale. Mark your calendars: Special offers run December 13 through December 24 and are available all 12 days! Merry Christmas!
Fancy Pants Bragg Book 50% off MSRP with a $25 or more purchase (Limit one per customer)
Prismacolor Pencil Set 40% off MSRP
WRMK Lucky 8 and 2 Edge Punches 40% off!  
FaberCastell Art Grip Pencils Buy 2 sets and get the 3rd for Free!
8x8 and 6x6 pads 50% off MSRP (Excludes G45 and KaiserCraft)
Lifestyle Crafts and Spellbinders dies and embossing folders 50% off MSRP
Buy 4 COPIC Sketc Pens and get the 5th for free!
LC Evolution $89.99 (MSRP $119.99)
Ebosser $199.99 (MSRP $249.99)
Color Sprays/Mists 40% off MSRP
Unibind PhotoCreator and Books 50% off MSRP
AC Cut it Up Combo & Cartridge Trimmer 30% off MSRP

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Design Team Wednesday - Studio Calico gets Magical

Have I got the collection for you to showcase your Christmas best this year! Look no further than Studio Calico's Magical collection; it is just that, Magical!

Last year we took the kids up to the Gaylord Hotel for all the holiday gaiety up there. It was COLD... Brrr... But being indoors, in the huge glasshouse with the indoor light show, fountain, gingerbread house and snow was just amazing! Talking about getting all of the your senses stimulated! Amazing, I recommend it. This layout reflects some of the fun we had, don't you think?

There is a LOT of red and green in this collection! Perfect traditional Christmas colors. Don't want to lose your pictures in the red and green, no worries, there is also some grey, a hint of pink and some blue to offer a break from the bright red and green.
There are plenty of amazing embellishements to choose from that dress up this collection! Studio Calico never fails to amaze me with the assortment of goodies that compliments their papers.

This collection is sure to fly off the shelves in no time so be sure to stop by Scrapdoodles and add to your stash this collection for all your Christmas scrapping needs! It's going fast!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Design Team Wednesday - Graphic 45

Hello Scrapdoodlers!!
"It's the most wonderful time of the year..." The bird has been cooked and the holiday season is in full swing!  I've been dressing up the house, and have a little home decor project to share with you today.
I used Graphic 45's holiday collection, Twelve Days of Christmas.  I used the 12x12 papers and the Die-cut flower collection that coordinates with the paper.

The pre-cut flowers were a real time saver, and come is shapes that I don't have dies for.
Plus, they're so pretty!

Hope you can stop by the store and check it out! This paper collection is fun to work with, and lends itself well to a variety of projects. From lay-outs to cards to home decor... whatever you make, it will look beautiful and festive.  Hope your holidays are merry!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Basic Grey Page of the Month for December - RSVP

This kit includes chipboard shapes, flags, alpha stickers and 6 papers (2 of each) from the RSVP collection, including an exclusive POTM paper.

Student Supplies: Adhesive, dimensional adhesive, trimmer or cutting mat/craft knife, fine-tipped scissors, scallop border punch or scissor, black journaling pen, white opaque pen, ruler/straight edge

Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 5:30pm
Teacher: Cheryl
Fee: $25

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kids Class - Gift Card Cards for Teachers

The winter holidays are the perfect time to settle down to some good kids crafts: the days are short, the cold discourages playing outside, crafting will keep your kids busy and take away some of their impatience and excitement while they wait for Christmas Day to arrive, and what better way to share the holiday spirit than a few homemade cards for the teacher or Grandma or Grandpa?

During this 20-30 minute long class, my 7 year old helper elf and I will help your child create these 3 simple yet lovely ways of presenting gift cards for those special people during the Christmas season. The bulk of the product used come from Allison Kreft Designs "It's Christmas" collection (for Webster's Pages) and Core'dinations cardstock.

I have pre-cut most of the elements for the children so that they can focus on the fun!! Decorate a gingerbread man, help Santa get dressed and hang the holly!

Come on over to Scrapdoodles and let your children send a few times being crafty! They might just learn a thing or two to teach you!

Kids Class - Gift Card Cards
with Suzanna
Sunday, December 15th at 1:00 pm

Please bring to class:  adhesive
Stop by the store to see the class samples in person along with all the Allison Kreft products we have in stock!