Summer Album with Ginger

Well well…I was given this file drawer by Maya Roads and was asked to create a mini album.   It took me a few days but I finally had an idea.  This was very easy but not that easy!  I labeled it Summer because all the papers are so pretty and lovely.  

This is my creation.

This is the front of the mini album.

Please see the pages I created.  There are tags and pull cards so one can put pictures of family vacation, flowers, family members or whatever!

Thank you for looking and please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the bottom of the file cabinet you will find a list of items that I used.

Hugs – Ginger

Corner Pop Up Book – Patriotic Style! – Tina

Hello, Tina here, back with a fun little mini book.

I have taught a corner pop up card. This takes that idea to whole new level.
And what a fun way to show off the Live Free Patriotic Line from Photoplay!


Each page starts with a 8 1/2″ square cardstock panel. For photos of all the pages and a step by step of how to do the folds to create the corner pop up pages, go to my blog

Head over to the store to get some of these fun patriotic papers!

Happy Stamping!

Coloring with Copic Markers for Quick Cards – with Melody


I love coloring with my Copic Markers. I am busy like everyone else and there are times a friend needs a pick me up or my kids needs an I love you. I will need a quick card to send off. So, when I am in the mood to color I will stamp images several times and color all the images at once. I will also make or cut out backgrounds. Then I will die cut the images and put the pieces away until I need to make a quick card.

I made four quick cards using Stampingbella Stamp Images and Dies…

This first card is called Grumpy Squidgy. She is cute and is easy to color. A great stamp for someone having a bad day. Stamp several images, color, die cut and put away to make a quick
card. All you will need is an A2 card in whatever color you want and add an interesting pattern paper to the card. Check out pattern papers when you are at the Crafty Scrapper. There are a lot of great pattern papers that would look good on any card.

This cutie is called Smoochie Squidgy. She is another cutie that is fun to color. On this stamp, I colored the little girl and on her dress, I used a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen extra fine to make the dots. When coloring a stamped image giving it a special touch such at the dots just makes the card that much more exciting. I stamped open hearts onto the A2 card and colored them in with a red Copic Marker. I didn’t do it on this card, but you could use Glossy Accents on the hearts and really make the hearts pop.

This was one of my favorite cards. The name of the stamp is Huggy Squidgies. After I colored the girls – I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored the background with Kuretake Pearl Water Colors.  I love how it came out. Then I took a white card stock paper and splattered the different color watercolors I used on the background. I stamped the quote and cut is out. Added a sweet bow and done! Easy card. That is another fun thing to do is just sit and watercolor papers in different colors. Put them aside and when you need a quick card you have a background.

The last card I did was called The Squidgy on a Journey. I enjoyed making this card because it had a theme. Since this little girl is on a journey it was fun to use the map paper for the background. When you are at the Crafty Scrapper look for fun papers such as maps, music and dictionary type papers to use for theme backgrounds.



Graduation Layout – with Lori

Hello Everyone!

Graduation season is here!

I am happy to share with you my 2 page layout using the new  Reminisce Graduation paper line, gold foil paper and black cardstock.

Using a 12 x 12 black base, I attached the Reminisce paper to the cardstock.  Using gold foil paper, I framed the graduation announcement for one of the layouts and for the other, framed the photo as well as used it as a base to attach some of the stickers from the Reminisce sticker sheet.

This new paper collection was perfect for this layout as the colors in the announcement happen to be the exact same colors in this paper!  Adding the touch of gold foil, makes the picture and announcement really stand out!

If you have a graduate in your family this year, stop by the store and pick up this paper!  It makes a layout really come together. 

See you at my next post!

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

We have had some great NEW arrivals at the store!

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We have more great class this week…

On Tuesday Carolyn is teaching World Of Distress Oxides…

On Wednesday she is teaching her Father’s Day Panel & Photo Holder…

You can find all the details on ALL our classes at

Hope to see you soon!

Follow Your Heart with Erica

Hi there! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing a mixed media project.

I had the pleasure of playing with some of the new Tim Holtz products, which can all be found at The Crafty Scrapper. Here is one of the projects, which started out as a plain burlap canvas.

I used a Tim Holtz “Floral” Stencil to apply modeling paste to the canvas. Once the paste was dry, I colored it using Distress Markers. Before the ink dried, I used a baby wipe to blend the color. This helped to soften the hue, but also gives a watercolor effect.

Now that my background was done, I could start embellishing. I used one of the new Paper Dolls as the happy couple. I tinted the bride’s roses to match the flowers on the canvas. I also gave her a veil of white tulle.

 A Quote Chip, Transparent Tile, Chit Chat sticker, and tinted Bouquet round out the collage.


Father’s Day Album by Ginger

Father’s Day will be here before we know it, so today Ginger is sharing this AWESOME album you can create for the special dad in your life…

Hello This is Ginger and I was given Authentique papers and Tim Holtz mini album.  The papers were for a gentleman.  I hope you like what I created.

This was a cloth mini album.  I used stencil, watercolors, embossing powder, micro beads, die cuts, and lots more.

Here are the pages that I created.


This was very easy to make.  It took me 5 hours and I think it turned out great!

You can find this at The Crafty Scrapper and on the back you will find a list of all the items that I used.  Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

Texas Lone Star Shop Hop

We are so excited to announce the very 1st shop hop for the entire state of Texas.

Cost $10
June 4th – July 16th , 2017

The “Passport” entitles you to a one time 20% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply) at each store, as well as a FREE make and take (one per store during the Shop Hop).

Visit all participating stores and have your “Passport” stamped to become eligible to win one BIG grand prize…….

In addition to the BIG grand prize: During the following dates, if you visit all the stores in a region, you will have another chance to win prizes, one prize from each store, (one entry per store)….
WOW so many ways to win, discounts, MNT and just hitting the roads with your girlfriends.

June 4th – June 17th
The Crafty Scrapper * Flossie Scrapper* Scrapbook n Such
The Little Blue House * Personal Scrapbook*Scrappin’ Goodtime* Scrapbooker’s Emporium
June 18th – July 1st
Scrapbook N’ More New Braunfels, TX * Sassy Scrappers * Stamp Salado
July 2nd – July 16th
Scrap Shack Texas* Croppin Bug Scrapbooking*Scrapp’n Savvy

Once passport is completely stamped– turn in to ANY of the above stores to be entered into grand prize drawing..

You can purchase your passport and any of the participating stores.

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

We have two GREAT card classes coming up this week at The Crafty Scrapper…

On Saturday at 10:30 Gena is teaching her Scratch-Off Class….

Then at 2:30 Tina is teaching her Simply Men…

Come and stay the day for some fabulous cards!

Lucky Tag with Erica

Hello again! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing another project featuring some great new products from Tim Holtz.

I started with a plain manila tag, which I inked with watered-down Distress Ink. Once it was dry, I layered some papers from the Memoranda collection with a Thrift Shop Vellum Ephemera. Then I randomly added a gold Ranger Foil Sheet to give it a touch of glam.

I paired a Tim Holtz Paperdoll with a butterfly from the Layers Botanical set, which I glittered with Diamond Stickles. Our little fairy wears a dress that I tinted with Distress Markers and embellished with a small mirrored heart.

 I blinged up with green flower with glitter and sequins, and tinted the other flowers using Distress Ink and water.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Chip. Seam binding dyed with more Distress Ink finishes the tag.

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

We have some great classes coming up this week!

On Tuesday, Gena has a make-up Faith Journaling Class, If you missed any of the classes this year now is the time to make it up… just let them know the month you are doing when you sign up!

On Saturday Gena is teaching The Great Outdoors, if you can’t make the class kits are available.

On Saturday and/or Sunday Anita is teaching her Encaustic Cow Wood Panel…

You can find all the information on our EVENTS page or give the store a call to signup 972-923-3151!

Angela Medina Classes

We are excited that Angela will be teaching for us this summer! Her albums are unique and beautiful! You don’t want to miss these classes…

Life In Color Box/Album, July 22nd @ 10:00 AM, $65

This 8×8 Box Mini Album was created using BoBunny’s This Is Life Collection. This is an amazing collection that features awesome watercolor animal and sea life images, in addition to awesome images of textures and vintage graphics, that you wouldn’t think would go with the watercolor images….but check this out…it TOTALLY works together!!

Supplies needed: Scissors Ruler Paper trimmer GOOD wet glue (example Helmar, Beacon) Glossy Accents Score Tape Favorite Distress Ink (Gathered Twig, Black Soot (recommended), Vintage Photo) Sanding Block from Lowe’s or Home Depot ( ) Recommend one fine and one corse sander

Summer Beach Chair And Album, July 23 at 1:00, $75.00

Come join us for a fun day of creating the perfect project for your summer beach memories! You will create this fun ocean themed beach chair from heavy chipboard, using the Authentique Seafarer Collection. The chair is approximately 9 by 9 and the seat pulls out to reveal a secret drawer. You will also create a mini album that fits inside the drawer. (Metals may vary depending on product availability.)
Please bring to class: Scissors Ruler Paper trimmer GOOD wet glue (example Helmar, Beacon) Glossy Accents Score Tape Favorite Distress Ink (Gathered Twig, Black Soot (recommended), Vintage Photo) Sanding Block from Lowe’s or Home Depot ( ) Recommend one fine and one corse sander

Signup on-line HERE or call the store at 972-923-3151 to sign up!