Friends and Adventure Frame

Hey Crafty Scrappers!

I have a fabulous frame for you. It’s made with Tim Holtz Idea-ology

 Paper Stash 2015 Correspondence.

 I had this very boring frame, that I’ve had hanging around forever.

So, I painted the edges of the frame and collaged the front.

I cut out embellishments from the Tim Holtz

Correspondence paper to give it some depth.

With the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Traveler –

I layered the Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste.

This gives extra character to the frame–don’t ya think?

Be sure to come into The Crafty Scrapper and

check out all of the new creations the Design Team has been working on!

<3 Laurie

A Birthday Cake to Remember

Hey y’all – Amy here with a project to share….ok, so I gotta tell you, I am so excited to share this one with you!! Right before the birthday bash, Carolyn at The Crafty Scrapper dropped a hint on Facebook that there was some new birthday paper in the store and it sure would be nice if someone *maybe the 3D girl* could do something with it for the Birthday celebration. Now it took about 39 seconds – to be exact – for a rough version of this lovely to pop into my head and TWO DAYS for me to agree to do with the insane schedule I had that week. :) In the end, I couldn’t resist. One because I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. And two, well I just love a challenge.  The only thing that makes me produce better under pressure is more pressure. LOL

From bottom layer to tip of the candles, she stands about two feet high roughly.

The base is an oak circle I had laying in the craft closet. I didn’t originally intend to use it but the one time I needed all that spare 12 x 12 chipboard I hoard – I was OUT! Hidden underneath the circles providing the height is Maya Road spools glued together to accomplish whatever height I wanted for each layer. Loads of different trims in play here edging off the different layers – all available at the store!!! :)

Working my way up this beauty…I couldn’t make a project without my “signature” flower pile. I was all done with the cake when I realized that that pile of flowers was what it was missing. More Maya Road, Petaloo, and KaiserCraft working in this area.

What is a birthday cake without a few candles? Or in this case – TEN! For ten years of awesome sauce!! (I’m kind of partial to my happy place.)  The candles are Paper Straws from Jillbean Soup and the “wicks” are – are you ready for this? – recycle flower stems from all those flowers down below!!! You can find a use for just about everything from the packaging to the stems if you really try hard!  I also like on this layer how the Maya Road adhesive road trim in white really looks like frosting in this layer.

Thanks for letting me share my cake project. It has excited me all over again about what else I can build in my scrapbooking world.

Happy Scrappin’ Y’all!!


My Favorite

Hello again! It’s Erica, and I’m back with another project to share. This time, I had some beautiful papers from Authentique’s Classique Beauty collection to play with.

The sunny yellow is perfect to put winter behind us and welcome the sunny spring weather. I made a fun card using the Authentique papers and some embellishments.

I used a dark charcoal gray and a sunny yellow cardstock from Bazzill to really make these papers “pop.”

I gave the banner dimension by adhering it with pop-dots. The added texture of the wood banners helps break up all the patterns.

I hope you’ve been able to enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve had here in Texas! It won’t be long before we’re complaining about how hot and dry it is, and that we can’t wait for winter to return :)

More Celebration Pictures……

I am so blessed with a great staff! Among these ladies is one that has been with me for almost all of the 10years, Marylou. She surprised me by showing up as the Birthday Clown, thank you Marylou!

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We started our birthday celebration with a BIG thank you to everyone for supporting us the last 10 years. Then it was time for cake and the make-n-takes. A sweet friend of mine who I have admired for years for the way she balances her family and her business, surprised me with this awesome Crafty Scrapper shirt to wear. The back reads ROSS “10”, thank you so much Shawna Mathis, you are a rock star and a very inspiring person yourself.

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Another special gift I received was this amazing paper and embellished cake the talented Amy Lanford made. Thanks Amy you are truly the queen of 3-D projects!

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The scratch offs were back and we had 2 of our big winners by 1pm!  One was the $100 gift card to the store and Pamela Olsen won the grand prize the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine, perfect for a new mom.

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Another big winner of our FB giveaway was Becky Wibbeler. She also won the drawing for the WeR Memory Keeper pinwheel punch. Becky if I was you I would go buy a couple lottery tickets!


It was an amazing day! Loved visiting with all our customers you all are why I love my shop. Who wouldn’t love visiting with friends and sharing our love of art for a living!


~ Carolyn

A Very Special Day!

This last weekend we celebrated 10 years of business, with lots of creativity, laughter and cake! I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people through out these 10 years.  Each and every one of you has had a part in making The Crafty Scrapper a success and a place people can call their ‘Happy Place’! There’s so much to share from this weekend, and  I have decided to do it throughout this week, so be sure to look for the continued posts as you may find a picture of you!

So today, I want to share an amazing gift I received from an amazing person… my friend Regina.

I met Regina a couple of years ago when she started coming to my shop. She has the most gracious and loving heart and would do anything for anyone. She has a very talented companion named Duke, who loves to craft with her and give her ideas. She and Duke came up with an idea based upon this letter press present my friend, Anita Houston made for the shop.

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Duke knew I loved Tim Holtz fabric, so he told Regina that’s where they needed to start…

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After several weeks of late night crafting together, they finished their project. Duke was very pleased with what they had created.


When Regina surprised me at the shop, I was totally blown away and touched. It brought tears to my eyes to think that someone would make something for me…especially something like this.  I am usually the one making the gifts. You’re probably wondering, ‘what is it’?  It is a rug for the front door!  Of course, I didn’t want anyone to step on it, but she assured me that with all the layers of varnish that were on it, it cannot be damaged. After a week I finally moved it to the main door, and now it is the first thing you see when you walk into the shop!  Can you believe she made this? It’s so wonderful!


With the left over material they also made me a quilt. A quilt!!! Thank you Regina and Duke!  From the bottom of my heart, I will always cherish these gifts.

~ Carolyn

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Birthday Bash this weekend!

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The Crafty Scrapper
108 South Rogers Street
Waxahachie TX 75165
Monday-Thursday 10-6pm
Friday 10-midnight
Saturday 10-5pm
Closed Sunday

Saturday April 18th 2015
10~ 6 pm shop hours
11~ 5pm make-n-take hours
$25 (for your MNT ticket)
Purchase your ticket starting today. Must be present for make-n-takes, no kits available. You do not need to bring anything, we supply EVERYTHING!
Limited number of tickets.

Join us as we celebrate 10 wonderful years of business, friendship, and creativity. Join us in a  Make-n-Take Madness! Meet our talented teachers and designers as they mix, mingle, and help you CREATE. Visit up to 10 creative stations. That’s ten projects for you to take home for $25.
Stop by or call us to reserve your ticket.
Limited number of tickets!

We will have scratch off discounts from 10% ~ 40% with 3 BIG prizes valued $50~$300, giveaways, birthday cake and much much more….so come help us celebrate!

And now without further ado, here’s a peek at our MNT Team and the fabulous projects that you will create!

Carolyn Ross Owner/Instructor
n interesting fact about me that no one knows….
I started collecting antiques at age 5. I would take my moms antique porcelain salt & pepper shakers, my grandmothers silver serving spoons and teacups when I was little and display them on my dresser. My mom always knew when I did this because I would replace it with one of my toys.

Gena Glover Manager/Instructor/Design Team
An interesting fact about me that no one knows…..

So I’ve asked everyone in my family and they were no help, I’ve never run with the bulls in Barcelona, I’ve never swam with sharks, but I have discovered I need to get out more! So when I was in 7th grade I HATED art, my art teacher was so mean and made me feel like my work was so bad I didn’t do anything art related for a very long time. UNTIL I was invited to a Creative Memories party 17 years ago.

Anita Scroggins Design Team Coordinator/Instructor
An interesting fact about me that no one knows….
While traveling in Guatemala in 2008, I was able to visit with the Mayan Deity Maximon (pronounced Mo-she-MONE). He preformed a ceremony over me and blessed me for the remainder of my days. It was pretty cool all in all.

Susie Moore Website Designer/Graphic Designer/Design Team
An interesting fact about me that no one knows….
I never put a straw into a soft drink until I sip it first because I like the feel of the bubbles on my nose.

Anita Houston Design Team/Instructor
An interesting fact about me that no one knows….
When I was a child and would go to the grocery store with my mother, I would take off any sticker I saw…be it fruit, veggies, or price tags…and stick them all over my face and arms! I loved stickers!!!!!

Amy Lanford Design Team
An interesting fact about me that no one knows….
I like power tools more than my husband! Maybe I should say I like power tools more than my husband does.

Tina Covington Design Team/Instructor
An interesting fact about me that no one knows….
Most people know I love to cruise. But, do they know I have now been on 12 cruises including Alaska and Hawaii!

Erica Hofstetter Design Team
An interesting fact about me that no one knows…..
I got to hold a koala when we went to Australia last year. I started to cry as soon as I saw her. It was magical.

Laurie Baker Design Team
An interesting fact about me that on one knows….
I have almost drowned four times.

Betty Thomas Employee/Designer
An interesting fact about me that no one knows……

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

Upcoming Classes this Spring

Hello everyone. We have lots of amazing classes on the schedule this spring. Have you seen them all?  Here are a few of the ones that are coming up soon. To see the whole schedule, check out the Events Page on the blog.

Tim Holtz 2012 & 2013 Tag Class- Carolyn Ross – April 4th, 2-4:30pm,  $25photo-1-e1427759809650-225x300











Life is Good Journal, Anita Scroggins, April 11th, 10:30-1:30,  $38unnamed

Journaling is all the rage right now and this little book is the perfect place to start or catch up. We will be using the Cinch to bind the album and it has close to 100 pages! Lots of room to record your thoughts, everyday memories, or plans for the future. There are several pockets to tuck your memories and notes in as well.







Graphic 45 Key Box, Anita Scroggins , April 16th, 6-9pm,  $45unnamed (2)

This Key Box is beautiful and functional too!  We will be using the new Artisan Style paper line and some fabulous Ranger hardware to assemble this fun box. The inside of the box has a pocket for notes, as well as 4 key holders.  We will also be working with metal to make the flower embellishment on the front of the box.







Life’s A Beach Small Folio Album, Anita Houston, April 19th, 12-6pm,, $65anita beach

If you love going to the beach and capturing those memories with pictures, then you need a place to show those pictures off. In this class, you will make an album using the Small Collection Folio, that is loaded with pages, tags, folders, pockets, and paper that will really highlight your wonderful photos and house those great memories.

Be sure to check out the Events Page to see all the classes we have on the schedule. You can call the store (972-923-3151) to register or register online.


Are You Ready for Make N Take Madness?

The annual Birthday Bash Make N Take Madness is on April 18th! Have you bought your ticket yet? They sell out every single year , so be sure to get them while you can.

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Here are some photos from last year’s Make N Take event.

Happy Crafters waiting for the next project.
Busy working on the project at Anita Houston’s table
Maya Road’s Caroline Lau working her magic.
Look how cute our youngest Crafter is!
Things were getting a little inky! Love those Dyslusions Sprays!!
And of course, our fearless leader- Carolyn!

Have a super day everyone!!

St. Patty’s Day Ladies Night Out

Hello all! Carolyn here.  Here is a quick post on a tag I did for Ladies Night last Thursday.

I used Anita Houston’s March tag for Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015, as inspiration for the Make n Take. Click on over to Tim’s blog to see the original tag and Anita’s blog to see more of hers and how she made it. I hope you can join us on the next Ladies Night Out, Thursday …I’ve got a great tag planned! And, don’t forget I’ll be teaching the March tag a few times this month.

The next Ladies Night Out is Thursday, April 9th, 5-8pm, so mark your calendars. There will be a new Make N Take and lots of fun!

6×6 Layout with Bo Bunny Country Journal Papers

Hi lovelies! Casey here showing you a 6×6 page I made with the remnants of the Bo Bunny Country Journal paper. :)

Layers are our friend!! Layers and pop dots!

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I used a Little B border punch and layered and layered and layered. I used Maya Road scalloped ribbon to add some dimensions and color.

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Remember- tickets for the Birthday Bash are on sale now at the store. Get yours while they last!

Birthday Bash 2015Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by the store soon. We also have the new Ranger Ink Colors in stock- including Mermaid Lagoon!


Coffee K-Cup Holders from Heart of Texas Studios

 Hey y’all! I wanted to share this cute Heart of Texas Boot Coffee Holder

and the fabulous Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection.

I glued on the paper, trimmed out the boots and holes for the coffee.
 Under the box is a little spinner, great for choosing whatever coffee you want.



Here is the adorable Texas shape that Anita Scroggins created.
Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to come
by The Crafty Scrapper and pick up these cute coffee spinners!
<3 Laurie


Have you heard? 
Tickets for the Birthday Bash are on sale now!
We are celebrating 10 years-there is fun to be had. 
You will NOT want to miss this.
Tickets are limited – so get yours while they last. $25
Call the store to purchase 972-923-3151
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Have you seen these amazing classes???


Tim Holtz 2014 & 2015 March Tags , March 19th, (that’s TODAY!) 6-9pm and March 21st, 2:30-5pm $25


Peter Rabbit’s Easter Shadow Box, March 21st, 9:30am – 1pm, $45



Easter Cards 2015, March 25th, 11am- 1:30pm and March 28th, 2:30-5:30pm $28


Wendy Vecchi Stencil Binder, March 26th, 6-9pm, $25


Terrific Techniques Part One, March 28th, 10:30am – 1pm, and April 11th 10:30am -1pm  $28


Spring Banner, March 28th, 2:30- 5:30pm, $29


Verday Frame and Leather, March 29th, 1-4pm, $60


Life is Good Journal, April 11th, 10:30am – 1:30pm, $38

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Terrific Techniques Two, April 11th, 2:30-5:30pm, $20


Simple Beauty, April 12th, 12-5pm, $45

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Floral Key Box, April 16th, 6-9pm, $45

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Life’s A Beach Small Collection Folio Album, April 19th, 12-6pm, $65


Dina Wakley Workshops, April 24th

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Flower Making 101, May 2nd, 10:30-4Pm, with a lunch break, $45

Call the store to reserve your spot today! We can’t wait to see you.