This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

What an AMAZING turnout for our Stamp-n-Storage Pop Up Store! Thank you so much for everyone who came out to shop! Also, a BIG thank you to Stamp-n-Storage for making us a stop along the way!


We have some NEW classes added to the website, be sure and check them out on the EVENTS page!

Here is what is happening this week….

Remember you have until tomorrow 2/28 to reserve your March Tim Holtz tags.



On Tuesday Gena is teaching the February Faith Journaling Class….

On Saturday – Melody is continuing teaching her Copic series. She is teaching #4 Black & White and Sepia and #5 Copic Class…

Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper! If you have any questions just give us a call at the store at 972-923-3151

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

We were very excited last week to announce the Dina Wakley workshops! They are filling fast so be sure and reserve your spot today!

Classes coming up this week….

On Friday at 11:00 and 7:00 Tina will be teaching Easy Peasy Fun Folds and Dies…

On Saturday Gena will be teaching her February and January Faith Journaling classes…


On Saturday we are VERY excited to have Stamp – n – Storage Pop Up Sale be sure and come by! If you are not familiar with their product go to to view their wide range of product. At the sale they will have product that you can buy and take home! All prices will 20% off website & catalog pricing. A wide selection of their product catalog will be present, but they’re not able to bring all sizes and configurations.

Hope to see you soon!!

Dina Wakley Signups

Dina’s classes are filling fast, some only have a couple of spots open.

Give the store a call today to reserve your spot! 972-923-3151

We are o excited to have her back and teaching with all her NEW products! One of her classes you will receive one of her new journals and learn to use her NEW awesome scribble sticks. If you haven’t had the pleasure of taking one of her classes, come join her for some painty fun!

Workshops must be paid in full to reserve your spot. Workshops are non-refundable, however if we can sell your spot we will refund the workshop with a 10% fee.

If you are coming from out of town we have a contract with Comfort Suites for $65 + hotel tax a night.

Comfort Suites
131 RVG Plaza
, Waxahachie, TX, US, 75165
Phone: (469) 517-1600

Here’s a little about Dina……

Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it.

Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art.

As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.

Dina’s books;  Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition and Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely.

You can visit Dina at http://www.dinawakleycom

Media Board Shrine
Thursday April 27th 6-9pm

Join me as we make an interactive shrine out of Media Board. We’ll construct the shrine out of board and Dina Wakley Media tape. Then we will fill it with overlapping tags, full of mixed-media, painty goodness. Stamping, painting, coloring….fun!
Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet)You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes. And your art journal.

Multi-Surfaced Journal Exploration
Friday April 28th 10am-1pm

Friday April 28th 2:30-5:30pm

The new Media Journal is full of varied, interesting surface: burlap, canvas, kraft, and handmade watercolor paper. Come to this class to play and explore all the surfaces. A journal is included in the class price. We will stamp, stencil, paint, cut, print, tip in, tear, and have a great day of journaling, playing, and experimenting.
Please bring: Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes..

Facing the Facts
Saturday April 29th 9am-noon

I always say I don’t know how to draw, yet I have taught myself how to draw faces. Guess what, you can draw faces, too! I will teach you how to draw a face with easy tips and tricks. We’ll use the “magic pencil” to make your faces look artsy and interesting (and I will give you each your own pencil in your kit, so you’ll have one to play with at home).  I’ll also show you how to paint the faces with artistic, fun colors. Even if you can’t draw, you can learn to draw faces. I promise!
Please bring: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes. Your art journal (I recommend the Dylusions journal by Ranger)

Joy of Scribbling and Coloring
Saturday April 28th 1:30-4:30pm

Who doesn’t love to scribble and color! Join me as we use new Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks to make backgrounds and also to color images, draw, and make interesting marks. This class is chock full of scribbly, colorful techniques for all your mixed media play!
Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes. And your art journal.

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to all you Crafty Scrappers!

We want to say a BIG thank you to all of our designers who participated in the Maya Road Pallet challenge!! They were all WONDERFUL!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

We have had some great Crafty goodness arrive at the store last week!

Check it out….

If you missed the Valentine Folio class there are kits available, if you would like one just give the store a call!

Class coming up this week…

On Saturday Melody is teaching her Copic Class #2  and Copic Class #3…..


Give the store a call to sign up!  972-923-3151

Valentine Challenge with Angela

We are happy to have Angela on the blog today with her take on the Maya Road Pallet Valentine Challenge…

Here is her pallet…

You can find all the details on her blog…


Valentine Challenge with Tina

Hello, Tina here, sharing my design team challenge using the Maya Road mini wood palettes.

I am not sure it shows in the photo, but I did add a white acrylic wash on the wood. I love the wood showing, but wanted it to be more subdued. I kept it simple adding DP, Maya Road dies, and flowers. Pretty, I think!

Be sure to check it out when you are at the store!

Happy Stamping!


Valentine Challenge with Lori

Hi Everyone,

It’s Lori here and today it is my turn to present to you my MR Pallet Challenge!  I am so excited to share with you what I made!

Here are the items that I used for my project:  Photoplay-So Loved Paper, Sizzix ABC Thinlits, Distress Paint in Antique Linen & Tarnished Brass, Distress Stain in Frayed Burlap, Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap & Applicator, Distress Glitter Dust, Ranger Transfer Foil Sheet in Gold, Heart Thinlits, Glue n’ Seal, Red Cardstock, Chipboard, Glue Stick, Big Shot, Sand Paper and Window Sheet.

First, I began by painting the pallet in Antique Linen and let dry. Once dried, I sanded off some of the paint and applied the Distress Frayed Burlap Stain. With a rag, I wiped away some of the stain. I wanted the stain to go into the woodgrain for some background color. I then applied some of the Tarnish Brass and wiped away excess. I didn’t go crazy with this as I used the foil transfer sheet, with the glue stick to go around the edges of the pallet. I didn’t want complete coverage, just some of it around the edges. It provides just enough “bling” to this project!

To create the heart, I cut 6 layers from chipboard and glued them together.  One full heart was used for the bottom and covered with the Photoplay paper. Then the 6 layered heard was glued to the top and covered with the same Photoplay paper. This created a shaker for my heart. From the Sizzix ABC set, I used the word LOVE and the number 14. I cut the 14 from chipboard and covered with the Distress Glitter Dust. The word LOVE was cut three times from Red Cardstock. Note: you get multiple letters in this set so it made it easy to cut these out with one pass in the Big Shot!

Next, I cut a heart from the window sheet, glued the 14 in the center of the heart and laid the 3 sets of the LOVE cut outs inside the heart. I glued the window sheet to the heart to “trap” everything inside and then one more heart cut out of the Photoplay paper to put on top of the window sheet.  I now have a shaker heart for my pallet!

Cutting some of the words out of the Photoplay paper, I sponged them with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and layered the words onto red cardstock and placed them on the pallet.

My final touches are an arrow that I cut out of a thinlet and glued to the back of the heart.  I used May Road red sheer ribbon to tie onto the pallet to create a hanger.

Do you create Valentine projects to decorate with or even give as gifts?  This pallet is great to create something special for your Valentine or to create a hanging decoration like mine!

All supplies are at the store and we are happy to help you pull some things together for you to create your own!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Come see us!



Valentine Challenge with Melody

Hello Everyone, I had a great time playing with the Maya Road Pallet. There are so many ways you can decorate the pallet that I had a hardtime deciding which way to go.  I decided on Vintage.  This would be great if you have friends, or family you would like to showcase their love.

First, I sprayed the pallet with Dylusions Ink Spray in Melted Chocolate. Makes me want some Valentine Chocolate now!

I used paper from Tim Holtz Wild Flower Paper Pack. As you can see I ripped the paper to give it an edge. After I glued the paper down, I added Distress Vintage Photo. Then I stamped Tim Holtz Paris background stamp from the Papillion set (CMS106) onto the paper and then added silver and gold foil. I painted a small canvas (3.5 x 2.5) with a brown paint and glued down one of the pictures from Tim Holtz found relatives (Occasions set). I added Distress Vintage Photo to the photo and stamped I Love Us from Tim Holtz stamp set Handwritten  Thoughts (CMS218) onto the photo.

 Next, I took the Tim Holtz Sizzix Doily Thinlit (661497) and cut out the doily in white paper and added Distress Vintage Photo.  I took a large white pearl embellishment I had and added Mushroom Alcohol ink to tone the pearl down.  I glued down the doily first and then glued down the canvas with photo. I crimped up the doily for a final touch.


Valentine Challenge with Anita S.

Hi everyone, It’s Anita from The Flamingo Chronicals and today it is my turn to play along with the Valentine Challenge.  I started with the Maya Road pallet and added some paints, some die cuts, and some flowers. The adorable word art stickers are from Authentique.

I painted the base with Tattered Angels High Impact White paint (two coats) and then sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, letting the mist drip down the boards. After this dried I lightly sprayed with Lox and Gold Glimmer Mist – all these supplies are available at The Crafty Scrapper.

I covered a piece of matboard with vintage sheet music and die cut it with it Eileen Hulls Heart Box die from Sizzix. I sprayed it liberally with Gold Glimmer mist, inked the edges with Sahara Sand ink, and distressed the edges. I added a bit of faux stitching to finish it off.  All the flowers are by Petaloo, the ribbon from May Arts.

Thanks so much for joining in our fun and following along on our challenge!

Valentine Challenge with Ginger

Hello my friends!  This is my take on Valentine!  This is such a fun and easy project to create.  Just use your imagination and you will be surprised to see what happens!

Thank you for looking and you will find this at The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs – Ginger

Valentine Challenge with Laurie B

Hey y’all! It’s Laurie and I’m back today to share my project for the Valentine’s Maya Road Pallet challenge.