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
Birthday Bash 2015See you there!

 

Have you seen these amazing classes???

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

Paris Mini Album with Erica

Hello! It’s Erica with my first blog post for The Crafty Scrapper design team. I’m excited to join the team and look forward a great year of crafting with you. Now, for my first project…

I created a mini album for a trip to Paris my husband and I took a little while back. I used papers from the Fab Scraps Love 2 Travel collection. These papers are so pretty and feminine, and so different from the usual travel collections. I also used papers from the new Bo Bunny Carnival collection.

I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Cabinet Card for the base of my cover, and embellished with flowers, including a rolled ribbon rose. A touch of vintage lace finishes it.

I printed my photos in black and white to complement the vintage feel of the papers. One of my favorite embellishments is the little envelope below. It started as a plain kraft envelope. Then I added embossing ink and super-fine silver embossing powder. The finish is a sleek, shiny silver…ooh la la!

I kept each page simple, embellishing with ribbons, flowers, paper scraps, and a title.

I love how the soft pastel colors of the papers blend so well together. I made a simple binding by punching holes in each page and threading a thin ribbon, which I tied in a bow on the front.

You can find these products now at The Crafty Scrapper.

Thanks for stopping by, and have fun getting crafty!

~Erica~

Lunch Box Kits for Life’s Special Moments

Have you checked out the Lunch Box Kits that are ready and waiting on you at the store? We have several available right now, just waiting for you to add your photos to.

If you are not familiar with Lunch Box Kits, they are pre planned, pre cut, layout kits that include everything you need to create a fabulous layout quickly- just add ink and adhesive!

Sweet Baby Preview

Fathers Day Lunch Box Kit

Feel Beautiful Lunch Box Kit

The Graduate Lunch Box KitThere are several more to choose from, so stop by soon and pick a couple up!

Somebunny Card with Tina

Hello, Tina here, with an adorable, interactive card using new products from
Inky Antics has a new die called the Flip Flop.
It allows a panel on your card to flip flop to reveal a message underneath.
I used the die on my card with the new bunny stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.
You pull the tab, and the panel flip, flops up to reveal the message…
Everything you need to flip flop your panels is included in the package, including the flip flop die and a positioning template to create the open slots for your mechanism to work.
 In my opinion, a card is not done, until it has a finished look on the inside.
If you interested in a tutorial on using the flip flop die, just hop on over to my blog today!
You can find all the products I used and my card at the store today!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Bo Bunny Mini Album with Casey

Hi Everyone!! Casey here…

Hope you are all doing well… Classes have started again… It’s my last semester!!! YaY!! Can’t wait until May to graduate…….Don’t ask… no, I have no idea what I am doing afterward! hahahaha!

I was given Bo Bunny’s Garden Journal paper line with some embellishments, ribbon, and a Maya Road “Recollection Chipboard Binder.”

 

I painted the album using white acrylic paint mixed with Dylusions
Crushed Grape along with some black acrylic. I was trying to come close
to the purplish-grey color that is in the pages… It was close… not
cigar, but it was close. :)

 

 

 

 

To see the entire project be sure to stop by the store. We also have lots of other great projects by the Design Team to see and be inspired.

 

 

Baby Girl Mini Album with Laurie

I am so excited wot welcome Laurie Baker to our Design Team! This is her first blog post and she made an amazing little mini album to share.
Hey y’all! Laurie here and I so excited to be 
a part of The Crafty Scrapper Design Team!

 

I have created a cute little album of my great niece Abigail, using the new Echo Park Paper, Bundle of Joy Girl Collection and the Maya Road 4″ Canvas Binder.

 

 
I added Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Embossing Paste with a little
pink paint and a stencil to the cover and the inside canvas pages.
I embellished with my favorite, Maya Road products.
Including the Maya Road Cream Scallop Edge Trim
and the Teardrop Pearl Center, to make a flower.

 

Just adding a few embellishments on each page, keeping it very simple,
 to keep the focus on the sweet little Abigail! Here is the Maya Road Cream
Scallop Edge Trim on the edges of the album and a few stickers
from the Bundle of Joy Girl Collection.
I don’t you just love how the tag sticks out from behind the photo.
And the softness of the velvety rick-rack.
 Here is a cute little pocket page, made by folding and gluing the bottom edge
of the paper together. Adorned with a sticker from the collection.
The photo pull-out is two photos together with ribbon trim folded at the top.
 TheMaya Road Metal Vintage Trinkets – @ Clip worked perfectly

for her name. I also used flat back pearls  around the photo and
the tiniest pink pom-pom ribbon on the edge of the album.
Hope y’all have enjoyed my first post!
I can’t wait for the next project!
<3 Laurie

Dina Wakley Workshops are back!

Good morning,

Its finally here, I know everyone has been waiting for us to post Dina’s classes. Remember sign ups do not start until Tuesday 10am, please do not call until then.

If you are coming from out of town we have a contract with Comfort Suites for $65 + hotel tax a night. Please wait until Wednesday to book your room, they have to update their system with our new contract, if you have any problems ask for Charity the manager.

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

We are so excited to have Dina back and learn more fun techniques, play with her new paints, stamps, stencils and be of course be entertained by her awesome personality and funny stories! If your new to Dina and her style, heres a little about her and the classes she will be teaching.

 

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 book Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition is available now. Her new book, Art Journal Courage: Fearless Mixed Media Techniques for Journaling Bravely, will be out late October 2015.

You can visit Dina at http://www.dinawakley.com

DINA WAKLEY WORKSHOPS

Joy of Gelli Printing $65
Friday April 24th 6pm ~ 9pm

Come and get an introduction to gelatin-style mono-printing with the Gelli Arts printing plate. We’ll go over printing basics as well as several different techniques for achieving unique and many-layered prints. Gelatin printing is fun and addictive!  We will make our prints into a quick & easy little journal.

Please bring:

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, palette knife, baby wipes, paper towels, old gift card to use as a scraper, water container to clean your brushes in, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet).
  • 12″ paper cutter
  • Gelli plate (if you have one. If not, I will have one for you to use in class. Note that in class, you may have to share a plate with others).
  • Rubber brayer.
  • Acrylic paint (I get the best results from heavy-body paint because it dries slower, but bring what you have. Please include white and a dark neutral, like Payne’s Grey or black).
  • As assortment of your favorite stencils. I will have some for class use, as well.
  • Adhesive (gel medium is fine, or a good strong glue stick like Ranger’s Collage Glue or UHU).
  • Optional: Corner Chomper. I will have one to use, but if you have your own, you won’t have to wait.
  • Black ink pad (I like Ranger’s Archival black pad). I will have some for class use, too.
  • Any rubber stamps that appeal to you. I will have many for class use
Art Journal Play Series: Playful Printmaking $65
Saturday April 25th 9:30 ~ 12:30pm 

 

My “Art Journal Play” classes are all about exploring and playing with art journaling and mixed-media techniques. The goal is to learn techniques, experiment, play, and make finished journal pages. We’ll be working in journals, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, book-making, etc.).

This class is a blast as we explore ways to incorporate printmaking into your mixed-media projects. During the first half of the class, we’ll print with common materials such as foam and plastic. Then we’ll turn the prints we make into an expressive journal page. Fun and playful, this class is a great art-making experience.

Please bring:

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, palette knife, baby wipes, paper towels, old gift card to use as a scraper, water container to clean your brushes in, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet).
  • Your art journal (I recommend the Dylusions journal by Ranger)
  • White acrylic gesso
  • Gel medium (I prefer soft gel matte) or a glue stick (I like the Ranger glue stick)
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Plastic palette knife
  • Water mister
  • Optional: Gelatos OR Portfolio oil pastels OR Neocolor II crayons. I’ll have some for sharing but it’s nice to have your own.
Water Coloring With Acrylic $65
Saturday April 25th  2pm ~ 5pm
  

Acrylic paint + a little bit of water = magic! Join me as we add water to my acrylic paints to create wonderful art magic! We’ll make organic backgrounds and I will also show you how easy it is to paint in stamped images to get a watercolor look. Easy peasy! We’ll make gorgeous artful tags to highlight all of the techniques.

Please bring:

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, palette knife, baby wipes, paper towels, old gift card to use as a scraper, water container to clean your brushes in, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet).
  • Your art journal (I recommend the Dylusions journal by Ranger)
  • Gel medium (I prefer soft gel matte).
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic paints
  • Pen(s) for journaling onto your pages
  • Optional: Gelatos OR Portfolio oil pastels OR Neocolor II crayons. I’ll have some for sharing but it’s nice to have your own.
  • Water mister
  • Optional: Your own Archival black ink pad. I will have some to share but it’s nice to have your own.
Art Journal Folio $120
Sunday April 26th 9:30am ~ 4:30pm ( 1hr lunch break)

Are you ready for an artful escape? Join me as we create a unique and colorful Art Journal Folio. We’ll start with a Tim Holtz Idealogy blank folio. We will gesso, paint, mask, stencil, and alter it using Dina’s stencils and acrylic paints. Then we’ll create meaningful pages with paint, stamps, and stencils to go inside the folio. We’ll add quotes and imagery that make them explode with color and meaning. Unique and expressive, this is a day full of art techniques with a beautiful project as the end result.

Please bring:

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, paint brushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, palette knife, baby wipes, paper towels, old gift card to use as a scraper, water container to clean your brushes in, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet).
  • White acrylic gesso
  • Gel medium (I prefer soft gel matte) or a glue stick (I like the Ranger glue stick)
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Plastic palette knife
  • Paintbrushes
  • Optional: Gelatos OR Portfolio oil pastels OR Neocolor II crayons. I’ll have some for sharing but it’s nice to have your own.
  • Optional: your own stamps and Archival black pad. I will have all of my stamp designs for sharing, but if you have images you love, bring them.

Hoppy Easter with Amy

Hi y’all! Amy here with a project that will sure to make you hoppy, I mean HAPPY, just thinking about it! :)
Easter projects are usually a favorite of mine because of the colors. I love the pastel palate and I usually get to play with those at Easter time – along with TONS of flowers. Yah – I’m a flower girl. It’s been a little while since inspiration was flowing but I’ve been waiting on Easter to roll around for this one. I knew this year I wanted to do something 3D with an Easter basket. Carolyn down at The Crafty Scrapper knew exactly where I was headed with this one when I told her what I needed. She even helped me score the extra basket piece! Once the Authentique Treasures collection paper line came in I was off to the races. I actually finished this whole project in six hours.
So here’s the front view of the basket. My husband went nuts over the bunny’s face. I don’t do a lot of free hand work but he’s grown on me over time.  Can you guess what my favorite part of the front of this basket is? Yep! The flowers and eggs all piled up. And going wild mixing all the colors together and how it works.

 

I used Maya Road burlap trim to make the sides of my basket. There is a stabilizer strip hidden under there but that’s what I like best – it’s HIDDEN. I also cut out oversized Easter eggs for my “pages” and by using natural grass in the bottom it really kind of looks like they are just resting there!
Petaloo, Maya Road, and a dabble of Prima are the stars of the show here.  I also used the clippings from my flowers to make the green curlies you see sticking out. I love to find ways to reuse those little things you would otherwise throw away.

 

My favorite of the eggs. I had to throw WAY back for Easter pics of the kiddos (my kids are 23, 18, and 13 now) but this one of my daughter at age 10 is a classic.
All the goodies you need to make your own Easter memories can be found down at the Crafty Scrapper!!
Hugs y’all! Happy Scrappin’!
Amy

Stolen Moments Inn

 
Are you in need of a retreat? Do you need a huge space to lay all your loot on? Do you want to get away and craft at a place that has it all? Then Stolen Moments Inn and Retreat House in the quaint town of Maypearl is for you! Susie Moore, is the owner of this precious, spacious, and comfortable place for you and seven of your friends. AND…if you need supplies and more loot, The Crafty Scrapper is only minutes away! Check these photos out!
The gorgeous kitchen has everything you need for meals, and you just provide your own food and beverage. There is also a barbeque grill out back, and two porches to hang out on.
A beautiful sitting room with fire place and television with all the channels.

 

Susie’s fabulous art is all over the house, even bedrooms, and there are a few pieces to buy.
Dining for eight.
There are eight tables, six foot long, along with storage rolling carts from IKEA for each person, trashcans, and lights. There is also a television in this huge room. The lighting is great.

 

More of Susie’s art…tags from all the 12 Tags of Christmas from Tim Holtz.
 
 
So grab your buddies, buy some food, and make a reservation with Susie to stay soon. The price is right as well!

Great Dad layout with Echo Park papers

Good morning everyone, it’s Anita S here to share a new project with you! It is National Craft Month and there are so many thing going on to celebrate!  Today I have a new layout to share using the brand new Echo Park line – Jack and Jill. This line is SOOO cute y’all!

I don’t have very many chances to use boy themed papers, so I was happy to be able to put these to use. Of course, there are not that many pics of the hubs either, so that is a challenge too!

I layered several of the die cut stickers around the page, using foam tape under some of them for dimension. Of course, journaling in my own handwriting is a must for my pages.

For my title I used a chippie from Want2Scrap and white embossing powder.

Don’t you just love Wendy Vecchi’s stamps? The background stamps are amazing on page layouts too- don’t limit them to tags and cards!

The entire Jack and Jill line is available at The Crafty Scrapper, so be sure to stop by and grab some while they last!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. What are your plans for National Craft Month?   Do you have lots of fun things planned?