Sunday, March 30, 2014

Going Out of Business Sale

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the closing of Scrapdoodles. It was not an easy decision but we cannot continue in today's economy.

We are so thankful to have been a part of this community for over 14 years. We have made so many great memories and friends.

We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (March 31 and April 1) to inventory and price fixtures and class supplies. Everything must go. We will reopen at 10am on Wednesday (April 2). Fixtures will be sold on a first come basis, however, you will not be able to pick them up until they are empty. We will be taking customer names and phone numbers for each rack/fixture sold and will call you with a time frame to come pick them up. Each customer will be responsible for removing and transporting their purchases.

Fixtures/paper racks, excess store supplies will be sold as marked. We will no longer be taking product requests or selling gift cards. We will be unable to hold product, everything will be sold on a first come basis. Please use your existing gift cards as soon as possible. Rewards will no longer be issued. All sales will be final.

Please note that we will be closing on Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Design Team Wednesday - Elizabeth Craft Dies and Pebbles Inc Garden Party

I created this Easter card using two Elizabeth Craft dies, some Core'dinations cardstock and Pebbles Inc's "Garden Party". It's festive, interactive and fully loaded with Spring goodness! And all of it can be found at Scrapdoodles! The Pebbles line is new to the store and is sure to fly off the shelves as it's just perfect for all things Spring!
The die that was used to create the card base is a single piece of the accordian that one cuts with repetition. I have a tri-fold card here and thus cut three 'bases"; one in yellow, light blue and then pink. There are fancier dies that you can buy to overlay the base but I went with just trimming down a fourth cut from cardstock and trimming it down for the middle panel. The store carries the overlays, be sure to check them out! The base die also comes in other fun shapes which you can also find at the store.
The flowers shown above were created using another Elizabeth Craft die and a Shimmer Sheetz for the turquoise layer of the flower. All the patterned papers are from the wonderfully Spring-y Pebbles Inc "Garden Party" collection. The Shimmer Sheetz was embossed using an embossing folder with a small texture. I will caution you that they do not cut very well, if at all, using an Evolution, without or without the metal adapter that is available or a shim... Big Shot, no problem, came out dazzling! Just be forewarned about the Evolution with this product.
The third panel is a bit of an Easter egg montage with the Peep bunnies, flowers and oval layers. All wrapped up nicely with a bow!
The folds and joins go together very nicely, especially if you use a liquid glue. I made another of these for Core'dinations as home decor that you will see at a future date that I put together with two types of roller application adhesive; they didn't stick as well. I had to go back and apply liquid adhesive. Once you do, there is a nice strong bond that creates a fun interactive and dimenstional card that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Oh! I almost forgot! You cannot see it and try as I did, I couldn't capture it on film but I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the "Happy Easter" which I stamped. It adds a subtle yet festive holiday "finish" to the sentiment. Be sure to grab one of those for all your final finishing touches!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Design Team Wednesday - Teresa Collins "Save the Date" - Not Just for Weddings!

I so excited to be able to play with more new Teresa Collins collections papers today.  Her "Save the Date" collection is awesome for wedding and engagement, but is not limited to that theme at all.  The addition of the black to the soft colors make it a great pick for boys or girls and lots of different occasions.  These papers also have a thick and wonderful new texture to them.  I was drawn immediately to the bold black striped sheet in the collection and had the perfect photo in mind.  The soft pale pinks and greens really soften the starkness of the bold stripe and the black and white photo.  I think they are perfectly "married" (chuckle chuckle).  I took this photo of my daughter this winter, played with it a bit in Photoshop, and was excited to get it into a scrapbook layout.  Most of the elements like the tags, stickers, and enamel dots are from the Save The Date collection.  I fussy cut the rose bunches from another 12x12 sheet in the collection.  While at Scrapdoodles, I also picked up the gold chipboard starts (Studio Calico) and added them to the layout.

The black and white twine is from my stash.  I love the movement in gives to the bottom of the page while still anchoring the overlapping tags.

Look closely at the photo and you'll notice one of Teresa Collins new photo overlays.  I love how this adds yet another element to look at on your layout and this one was perfect over my photo, especially as it repeats the star element.
If you haven't seen it yet, come in to find your own stash of this new collection - it's not just for weddings!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Envelope Punch Board 102 Class with Lois


Easter is rapidly approaching, so let’s make treat boxes and bags with our Envelop Punch Board.

WHEN:     Saturday, March 29, 2014
TIME:      1:30 pm
COST:      $15 (includes 17 page color handout,
        with step-by-step instructions)
WHAT TO BRING:  Envelope Punch Board, paper trimmer, score board and bone folder, scissors, pencil, ruler, craft knife and cutting mat, Scotch Quick Dry wet adhesive, tape runner and refill, 5/8” OR ½” circle punch, extra CS (large scraps will do), ¼” ribbon, embellishments of your choice and the following Precut papers:
Matchbox:  6”x6” CS, 3 ¾”x6 ¾” CS, 2 1/8”x3 ½” CS (and coordinating DP (2) 2 1/8”x3 ½”, (2) ½”x3 ½”, (2) ½”x2”)

Cracker:  5 ¼”x8” CS, (2) 1 1/8”x1 1/8” CS (and coordinating DP (4) 1 1/8”x2 7/8”, (8) 1 1/8”x1 3/8”)

Tab Top Box:  6”x6” double sided DP

Small Rectangular Box:  6”x6” double sided DP

Gift Bag:  12”x12” DP


Envelope Punch Board 101 Class with Lois


What can you do with an Envelope Punch Board besides make envelopes?
Pocket edges
Library Pockets
File Folders
File Cards
Accordion File Folders
Coin Envelopes
Paper Bows
Envelope Boxes
Envelope Liners

WHEN:     Saturday, March 29, 2014
TIME:      10:30 am
COST:      $15 (includes 14 page color handout,
        with step-by-step instructions)
WHAT TO BRING:  Envelope Punch Board, paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, pencil, ruler, craft knife and cutting mat, Scotch Quick Dry wet adhesive, tape runner and refill, 2 small brads, 5/8” circle punch, Crop-a-dile or small hole punch, extra CS (large scraps will do) and the following Precut:
1½”x6½” CS; 1¾”x6½” CS; (3) 2½”x4½” CS; 2¾”x4½” CS; 2”x4” CS; 8½”x4¼” CS; 4”x6” CS (and coordinating DP 3¾”x5¾”); 8½”x12” CS; 4½”x 3¼” CS; 3”x6” CS; (2) 1”x5” DP; 1”x6” DP;  9½”x9½” CS; 8”x8” CS (and coordinating DP 4¼”x4¼”); 6”x6” CS; 1”x6” CS


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Design Team Wednesday - Now and Then with My Mind's Eye

Scrap Now and Then reveal in the wonders of your work! It's so easy to do both with this latest collection by My Mind's Eye! I picked up the "Mildred" collection to work with and created this layout to share with you. If you were at the Scrapdoodles retreat this past weekend, you might have had a sneak preview of this sitting on my desk!

Creating this layout was a tad different for me. First of all, that white space on the right hand side of the page is unusual for me. It is also not customary for me to do a page that isn't about the picture, especially when you have such a sassy little poser to write about!

Each of those flowers is fussy cut from a sheet of paper... they are not die cuts!! As quickly as the layout concept came together, the fussy cutting took a bit of time. It's difficult to appreciate in the pictures but a few of the smaller flowers are pop dotted and raised a tad higher for some depth and dimension to the layout.
I can't honestly say that those are the words out of the babes mouth, per se. I wanted to get the layout back up to the store for your viewing pleasures so I took an educated guess. When I asked her on Sunday night, I was pleasantly surprised to learn I wasn't far off!

If you're looking for this collection, be sure to visit the My Mind's Eye spinners towards the front of the store. There are still a lot of goodies up for grabs but it's going fast!