Halloween “Boo” Tag with Erica

It’s Erica, and I’m back with another Halloween treat for you – a Halloween tag, perfect to tie on a treat bag for a special little ghoul.

I started with a black cardstock base. Then I added a piece of white cardstock that I inked with Distress Inks, embossed, and finally sewed with random black stitches.

I added a vintage postcard image from the idea-ology Halloween Ephemera Pack and a cute little witch from my collection. The bat is from Blue Fern Studios. I inked it and then covered it in black Stickles.

The pumpkin is a Tim Holtz die, as well as the embossing folder I used to give it more texture. Miss Kitty is another image from my stash.

I added dyed cheesecloth and preserved moss at the bottom, and a custom-dyed ribbon to the top.

She’s all ready to cast a few spells!

Happy Halloween Layout with Ginger

Happy Halloween!

Well I did this scary layout and used two photos that work perfectly.  One is my grandson Logan as Frankenstein.  I did his make-up and he looks pretty darn scary!  Paityn is a little Angel but look what she is holding!  LOL  I love these kids!

I used Carta Bella – Trick or Treat Collection.  They were fantastic papers to use.

I did fancy cutting, used web cardstock, ribbon, flowers, and stickles.

Please see below all the close-ups!

I love working on a Halloween layout!  You may find this layout at The Crafty Scrapper and on the back you will find all the products that I used.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Love –  Ginger

Halloween Tussie Mussie with Laurie

Hey y’all! Laurie here, check out this cute Halloween Tussie-Mussie!

I made a cone out of Halloween paper, added ribbon around the top and a witch silhouette

charm on the bottom.  I added the creepy girl on a painted a painted chopstick. I made the

black flowers out of ribbon and the centers with more paper. The metal bird was painted

black and glued onto a stick.

And don’t forget to stop by The Crafty Scrapper and see all the fun stuff that is happening!

Thanks, Laurie

Potions Class Mini Album

Hi everyone, it’s Anita S here today to share a project with you. This Saturday I am teaching this amazing little mini album.

Potions Book 1We will be creating this cute project from the ground up – so this is a great time to learn some new book binding techniques! I have used a fun mix of Halloween papers, both old and new, to create the album.

Potions Book 2No Potions Class wold be complete with some magic dust- and so I have included some on the spine of the album.

Potions Book 3Of course I have included lots of flaps and hidden pockets in the album. This amazing little page here opens up to reveal even more fun.

Potions Book 4On the inside there are more fold outs and lots of places for photos and journaling.

page 2 back and page 3 frontYou will be creating an album with in an album – there is a mini book that can be pulled out of the album to take along in your purse or bag. You will love this!


There are a few spots left this Saturday – the class is 10-3pm.

Please call the store to sign up 972 923 3151


Halloween ATC Card Holder with Erica

It’s Erica, and I’m back with a Halloween ATC holder that uses several items from the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween collection. All of these products are available now at The Crafty Scrapper.

I started with two paper lunch bags that I folded to create the interior pockets. Then I attached them together by stitching on two burlap “hinges.” I decorated the front with papers from the Halloween Paper Stash.

I added some cheesecloth that I sprayed with orange and black Maya Mist (from Maya Road), a cluster of flowers, and an idea-ology Crypt Cameo. A black tulle bow gives a spiderweb effect.

Let’s take a peak inside. The pockets created from folding the bags are the perfect size to hold a few Halloween-themed ATCs. I covered this side of the bags with some old book pages and more of the idea-ology paper stash. The vintage owl and skeleton are from the Ephemera Pack.

I actually have an original of the paper owl – he’s about 18 inches tall, and comes out each Halloween to spook up the house.

But, I digress. Here is a look at the ATC collection.

I made a few “death cards” with snarky epitaphs on the backs.

I hope you’re getting into the spirit and crafting up a boo-tiful Halloween display!

Halloween Lantern with etchall®

Hi everyone,

It’s Anita S today and I want to share I project I made using the new etchall® Etching Creme we are carrying in the store.  If you have not seen all the fun things you can do with this amazing product be sure to check it out next time you are in the store – the possibilities are limitless!!

Etchall Spider Web 1I picked this candle lantern up on clearance at a local store and knew it would make a great etching project. I grabbed my supplies and got to work.

Etchall Spider Web 6I created a design with my Silhouette Cameo, cut it out of the etchmask (the yellow stuff you see above) and used a transfer sheet to move the design over to my glass panel. Both the etchmask and the transfer sheets are available at the store. I applied my etching creme and waited 15 minutes for it to do it’s thing.  After 15 minutes I removed the excess creme back to the jar and rinsed the panel clean. Did you know that etchall etching creme is RE-USABLE?? IT is such a great bargain because you can use it over and over!

NOTE: the creme is brown because it changes colors in the summer heat – this does not change the way it works.

Etchall Spider Web 4After reassembling the glass into the lantern, I decorated the top with floral pieces and added some cute little spiders to crawl on my webs. Easy peasy and now I have a fabulous centerpiece for my table.

Be sure to check out the samples we have at the store on how you can use etchall to turn old things into something great!



Upcoming Classes and Halloween Crop

We have some great classes coming up this fall – be sure to sign up early to make sure you get a spot! Several of the Christmas Classes sell out every year!

Holiday Kick-Off 2015 Cards $28 ~ teacher Tina
Wednesday September 23rd 11am-1pm
Saturday September 26th 2:30-5:30pm

In this class, you will be using some product  “just in” from Art Impressions and Inky Antics to create four fun, creative cards.  There is one for Halloween with a creepy crew of adorable images, one for Fall that is pretty as a picture, and then two Christmas cards showing two different ways to use the front and back stamps.  Please bring adhesive to include scor-tape (any size), detailed scissors and your preferred coloring medium for three of the cards.  For the fall one, please bring either colored pencils or your preferred watercolor medium.  I used a water brush and distress inks, which you are welcome to share mine in class.  If you want to bring your own, I would suggest fall colors of either pens or pads.  And a water brush if using pads.  My copic list: card 1: V15. YG03, BG32, YR14, C0, C5, C7, R05, E00, E33, R21, card 3: C0, R21, E77, R59, B000, B95,B97, card 4: C7, YR15, R24.
Fall Vertigo Tags $38 ~ teacher Anita Houston
Friday September 25th 5:30~9:30pm
Using the Techniques: Vertigo Color Glazing, Vertigo Stamping, Glassine Color Glazing,  Photo Glaze Tinting, Ribbon Glazing

Have you heard of Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts? How about StazOn Ink,  StazOn Studio Glaze, or Vertigo? If not, you are going to learn about them in this class, and if you have, you will learn to use these products in a whole new way. You will make two large #10 tags…one in an Autumn theme, and one in a Halloween theme. You will learn to alter photos, ribbon, and different types of paper. This is one class where you will go home with new techniques to use on future projects, and your head will be swimming with new craft ideas. Supplies needed: paper trimmer & apron.

Autumn Splendor Flip Frame $50 ~ teacher Anita Houston
Saturday September 26th 9am~2pm
Using the Techniques: Water Coloring, Stamping, Blending, Stenciling, Resisting, Altering Metal, Gesso Surfaces with Color Burst – Plus More

Ken Oliver’s Color Burst has been super popular, and it’s no wonder with all the different ways you can use it. The colors are super pigmented and so vibrant, and so perfect for the Autumn Season and all the holidays involved. In this class you will alter a Tim Holtz Flip Frame and fill it with 13 pages of vibrant Autumn goodness, including Halloween and Thanksgiving themes. This will surely be a conversation piece at your home, as well as an interactive Autumn Season type of advent calendar. Supplies needed: paper trimmer & apron.

The Cryptic Candy Box $60 ~ teacher Anita Houston
Sunday September 27th noon~6pm
Using the Techniques: Tissue Collaging, Paint Stenciling, Paint Stamping, Altered Surfaces, Metal Altering

Halloween projects are super fun to make, because your imagination can really take off. Not much is off limits. In this class you will alter a cigar box (There are many styles to choose from.) and turn it into a Halloween Candy Box in macabre style, using lots of new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween goodies and new stamps. This is sure to be a hit with the children in your life during Halloween. Supplies needed: paper trimmer & apron.

Potions Halloween Album $45 ~ teacher Anita Scroggins
Saturday October 3rd 10am – 4pm

Come join in  the spooky fun and learn to create the album from scratch. We will make a custom binding for the book, and learn some fun new ways to include photos and journaling in albums. In addition to the made from scratch custom binding, we will also be using the Cinch tool to bind the mini album included in the book. Some scrapbooking experience is needed in order to complete this class.
Along with the basic class kit you will need LOTS of Score Tape (in varying widths, I recommend 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1″) , I also recommend Scotch Quick Dry Glue for my albums, you will also need a heat gun, an Exacto knife, paper piercer, black and white journal pens, and a Stardust Glitter Pen.

Halloween Banner ~ teacher Gena
Saturday October 3rd 3-6pm

Come join me to create a fun, whimsical banner for Halloween. We will use the new Authentique Halloween paper, a dash of Tim Holtz Glitter to make a spooktacular decoration for your home or office. Please bring:  basic kit, glossy accents, pop dots

Halloween Box Card $15 ~ teacher Gena
October 8th  11am-1pm & 6-8pm

Come and create this fun Halloween card that will transform into a card!
We will be coloring with Chameleon pens  or you can try the new Zig brush
Pens. We will also be doing a bonus Halloween card!
Hope to see you there!

Halloween Reliquary $75 ~ teacher Carolyn
Sunday October 11th 1-5:30pm

Come join us in making this amazing Halloween project designed by Tim Holtz for independent stores. I had a blast taking this class and cannot wait to teach it you! Loads of product and techniques. Supplies needed: non stick craft mat, scissors, adhesive and power punch.

Info on Paula Cheney’s Workshops HERE!
October 16th & 17th

Saturday October 31st 10am ~ midnight

Grab your scrap supplies and projects, put on your costume and join us for an old favorite, the Halloween crop! We will be serving a wonderful fall dinner, baked potato soup, taco soup, salad, assortment of breads and Carolyn’s grandma’s apple cake with cream cheese frosting. Fun MNT, goodies and giveaways. Space is limited so sign up soon.

For more info click HERE!


Call the store to reserve you spot in any of these great classes 972 923 3151


Pocket Letter Page with Laurie

Hey y’all! Laurie here. I did this adorable Pocket Letter 

of my Grandparents, with Bo Bunny Juliet paper.

These are smaller layouts, similuar to Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s). By putting them in

the baseball card displayers, you can fold it up, put them in a #10 envelope and send them

off to that special person!


This photo is from the year they were married, 1934.


And this photo is from their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1984!

 Thanks for looking! Hope to see you soon at the Crafty Scrapper!


Selfie Layout with Ginger

Hello!  I have this sweet photo of my daughter Mandy and her son Logan.  She loves to take selfies and this one really got my attention.  I used Illustrated Faith – Whatever is Lovely Collection.  These papers are so sweet and lively just like Mandy and Logan.  All the flowers, heart, etc. came from The Crafty Scrapper.  This layout was so easy to assemble!

Please see the following for close ups!

You can see all the lovely flowers and the chipboard which I painted with Gesso and then added micro beads.

Thank you for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!  There you will find this layout and on the back there is a list of all the items that I used.

Thank you!

Hugs – Ginger

Dyan Reaveley Is coming back to town

Our favorite redhead is headed back to Texas! If you have not had the pleasure of learning from Dyan,  you must come join us for some fun classes! Not only is she an amazing artist, but as I have gotten to know her she has one of the biggest hearts and FAB personality!

Sign-ups start Monday August 24th at 10am

Mixed Media Artist Dyan Reaveley’s unique eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element and the clever use of imagery in her artwork. Dyan teaches and demos with Ranger and is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.

Dyan owns and operates a teaching and design studio Art from the Heart in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan’s mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art.

Painted Backgrounds $70
Saturday September 20th 9am~1pm

Dylusions paints have finally arrived and are perfect for the art journaler, Smooth and blendable, semi opaque paints that are brimming with vibrant colour. Techniques include baby wiping, brayering, stenciling and colour blocking.

Using imagery in your Journals $70
Saturday September 21st 2-6pm

I use a lot of imagery in my journals, from magazines, books, old journal pages etc. Where do you start and how do you alter them to make them yours. You will be working with images that I will provide and also selecting your own from my many magazine sources. Cutting and sticking has never been so much fun.

Art Journaling Painty Extravaganza
Sunday September 21st 9:30am ~ 6pm
$140 All Day no lunch
$150 All Day lunch included

Dylusions now has paints, yes paints!!! Developed especially for art journaling.
Learn all the tips and tricks Dyan uses to incorporate them into her journals. Learn many style of backgrounds including brayering, baby wipes, journal blocking.
After spending the morning applying the techniques we will go to town decorating them with shapes stencils, silhouettes and stamped images.


For questions or to reserve a spot
call 972-923-3151

Paula Cheney Workshops

Paula Cheney is coming back to the Crafty Scrapper and once again she has created an amazing Christmas workshop to kit off the holidays. If you came last year and saw her Halloween clock, you will love the new one she is teaching just for us!

All workshops are non refundable, if the event sales out and we have a waiting list we can sell your spot, with a 10% fee if paid with credit card.

Coming from out of town? We have a corporate rate with Comfort Suites in Waxahachie for $65.00 + tax, call 469-517-1600 and ask for the Crafty Scrapper rate.

If you are taking both classes on Saturday, we will also be offering a catered lunch if you prefer to stay at the shop for $10. We have several restaurants in walking distance and 3 new ones opening soon, there will be a 1 1/2 break in between each class.

I have been a “maker” all my life.  Sewing, stamping, paper arts, I love it all.  Creating and teaching is a passion for me, whether it is in the classroom or on my blog, One Lucky Day  www.oneluckyday.net. where I regularly share technique tutorials, DIY projects, and my junking adventures.

 I am also the Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands, a dream job if there ever was one.  I have the opportunity to work with Tim, contribute to his brands, teach with his products and work with designers that create samples for the brands.  

 On a personal note, I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband, Jay.  I love to travel to new places to look for old junk and am willing to pack a bag at a moment’s notice.  On an ordinary day you can find me working away in my craft room with the windows wide open and music playing in the background.  It’s a wonderful life.

Grateful Heart Workshop $60

Friday October 16th 5-8pm

Learn basic techniques to create mixed media foundations using Ranger Distress Paint, Muilt Medium, Distress Ink and Markers.  Then explore the use of Distress products on metal, resin and the new idea-ology Fragment tiles to create your own art mixed media art piece.  Each panel will be unique to the individual, as you will be able to choose from a variety of images to work with.  A full set of idea-ology Letterpress is included in the kit, as well as new idea-ology trinkets, flashcards and Ephemera.  The finished mixed media panel will be mounted onto a 9 x 12″ wrapped canvas for display.  


please bring to class:

basic tool kit

scissors – Tonic (red handle) or other strong scissors

small fussy cut scissors (sharp tip helpful)

heat tool (optional)

wet wipes

paper towels

apron – we will be using Alcohol Ink which can stain clothes

Halloween Assemblage Clock $55

Saturday October 17th 9am – noon

This Halloween workshop is the perfect way to inspire your creative “spirit”.  Together we will create an altered clock with spooky metal texture and a mini working lantern.  Distress Paints, sprays, and Alcohol Ink willl be used, so be prepared for your artful ideas to materialize.

please bring to class:

basic tool kit

scissors – Tonic (red handle) or other strong scissors

small fussy cut scissors (sharp tip helpful)

Needle nose pliers (must have)

heat tool (if possible)

wet wipes

paper towels

apron – we will be using Alcohol Ink which can stain clothes

Merry & Bright Tree $85

Saturday October 17th 1:30 – 6pm

Get ready to deck the halls with this modern take on a Christmas Tree, with vintage inspired ornaments and it’s very own tree skirt.  The Tim Holtz Clip Carousel and the new Yuletide collection papers, mixed with festive findings and vintage charm will be sure to make this Christmas holiday merry and bright.  Storage box for finished ornaments included.


please bring to class:

basic tool kit

scissors – Tonic (red handle) or other strong scissors

small fussy cut scissors (sharp tip helpful)

Needle nose pliers (must have)

heat tool (if possible)

wet wipes

paper towels

apron – we will be using Alcohol Ink which can stain clothes

Ultimate Hoarders Garage Sale This Weekend.

Are you anxious for the Garage Sale this weekend?  There are always loads of bargains to be had so be sure to get there early.  Here are a few shots from last years sale.

10468088_10152381393584021_3430655217051076097_nThe early birds and first in line!

10540599_10152390021224021_1038206711558261129_oThis is a great time to stock up on some supplies AND find that one thing you used up years ago and always wanted another one.

Remember, if you are dropping items off for the sale the deadline is TOMORROW, August 19th and the store will be open until 8pm for you to drop off.

Garage Sale Date:
Friday August 21st 5-10pm special preview & purchase night, must bring 3 items to donate (details below)

Saturday August 22nd 10am-5pm

For Friday night only the fee to pre-view and purchase is 3 items from the list below. These items will be donated to the Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to help our troops over seas.


Sealed beef jerky or pepperoni sticks
Packaged cookies
Girl Scout cookies
Snack crackers/nuts/corn nuts/canned chips/ peanut butter pretzels
Mentos/Skittles/peanut brittle/jelly beans/non-melting candy/ gum/ protein bars/ granola bars/ any type of individual snack items
Ready to eat packaged tuna or chicken meals with crackers
Hot chocolate w/marshmallows or instant coffee like Starbucks Via packs

Dark socks to be worn in boots

Personal letters, cards and notes of encouragement
Crossword/Sudoku puzzles/
Games like Monopoly/Deal/Rook/Dice/ cards
Writing pads/cards/pens/stamps
Phone cards, I Tune or Amazon cards
Good paperbacks (NOT WAR)
Hand-held electronic games with batteries, AA and AAA batteries
Current magazines like Popular Science, Outdoor Life, men’s health, dirt biking, Sports Illustrated, etc…
Small air fresheners, Small LED lights