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State Fair Projects by one of our own!

Hi everyone, do you love the State Fair of Texas? I mean, who doesn’t? Have you ever entered the Creative Arts competition at the fair? It is a lot of fun, esp if you get that letter in the mail telling you that you have won a ribbon! One of our fabulous customers, Laurie Baker, entered several projects this year and we want to show them off today. So without further ado, here is Laurie!


Hey y’all! This is Laurie Baker, better know as one of the sisters or giggle sisters.

I love going to the State Fair of Texas! All of the can’t miss things– the butter sculpture, the smell of Fletcher’s corny dogs, the game barkers on the Midway and of course Big Tex. But I always love going to the Creative Arts building. I always wondered how do I get my creations in there? So one year I just entered one painting, then the next year it was three different categories and this year I am proud to have entered in four categories. For the first two years, I won Honorable Mention. Which was exciting, after you see all the entries, you can’t believe how many entries there are. But this year, for the first time, I placed Second in three categories. Woohooo! I was so excited when I won, I had to have someone else read the e-mail just to be sure I was reading it correctly.

My first entry is for Independence Day Decoration. The flag is made with f American flag fabric. Lots of vintage lace, Maya Road trim and some not so vintage lace! This involved sewing a somewhat straight line, which I learned at The Crafty Scrapper from Caroline Lau with Maya Road. Everything was Walnut Stained for a more vintage look, except for the gold trim at the top of the flag.Laurie 1

My second entry is Table Decoration – Halloween.This is my Steampunk Head, better known as the Devil Head at my house. This is made with Ranger Surfaces Metal Foil Tape Sheets, Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Inks-Pitch Black, Tim Holtz® idea-ology, Finnabair Prima Mechanicals Leaves 2, and other miscellaneous items.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Be sure to check out the fabulous Holiday Classes we are adding – so many new ones just this week.

Anita S

 

Holiday Classes

Good morning,

Gena and I just got back from a weekend of workshops from Tim Holtz. Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi, Dyan Reaveley, Graphic 45, BoBunny, Sizzix and many more! These were workshops to bring back to you, so its starting to feel a lot like Christmas around here. Our Holiday classes are going to be send out in two newsletters so we do not overwhelm you. In this one we have planned a entire Holiday weekend with both of our talented Anita’s!

Anita Houston is coming back to teach her Santa’s Door Burlap Panel Tag Album and adorable Whirly Bird steampunk style. This is her last visit for this year so if you love learning new techniques and not having to bring a ton of stuff to class, you will love her workshops.

Anita Scroggins, our DT coordinator and talented teacher, is famous for her mini books and annual Christmas countdown albums, is bringing us “12 Days of Christmas Mini Book.  If you are out of town and coming for the weekend, be sure and call the Comfort Suites and tell them you are with the Crafty Scrapper to get our corporate rate of $59.95, 469-517-1600. Classes can also be purchased online HERE!

If you are signing up for the whole weekend you will receive $10 off or a box lunch from Dove’s Nest.  Both classes have limited space so do not wait to long, we also offer layaway! All 3 classes are also offered as kits with colored instructions, so if you cannot attend or live out of state you can purchase a kit, just let them know when signing up and if it needs to be shipped.

UPDATE on our move, most of you know we are moving and are probably wondering when! We are planning to move after we close Saturday October 11th and will be closed that Monday. Our new location is 108 South Rogers, right across from the courthouse. We apologize for the mess at the current shop and any inconvenience this move may cause, we are going o try and make it as painless as we can. Mark your calendars and save the date for November 6th, that evening we will be hosting our open house to show off the new shop and all the holiday classes! It will be a fun evening with MNT, food, drinks and prizes!

Santa’s Door Burlap Panel Tag Album $95~ Anita Houston
This is a 2 Day workshop: Friday November 7th 5:30 ~ 9:30pm and Saturday November 8th 10 ~ 4pm.

Using the Technique: Stenciling with Embossing Paste, Altered Burlap Panel, Stenciling with Ink
Christmas time is a magical part of our year! Not only do most of us decorate our homes, but we preserve and treasure those holiday memories in albums and on video. In this class you will make a tag album using Burlap Panels and tons of Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, and Ranger goodness. You’ll learn to stencil using different mediums, as well as alter a slew of different items. You will leave with an album to not only show off and have as part of your Christmas decor, but you will have a new place to house those treasured holiday memories!
What Students Will Need: An Apron, Liquid Adhesive (It will be provided, but you might like a particular brand.), Paper Trimmer

Steam Punk Whirly Bird $45 ~ Anita Houston
Sunday November 9th 1~ 5pm

Using the Technique: Painted Industrial Decoupage, Crackled Embossing Paste Layering
Isn’t it great to decorate our homes or crafty spaces with the items we make ourselves?!!  In this class you will alter simple wood pieces with various techniques and mediums from Ranger, Tim Holtz, and Wendy Vecchi, to create a fun and quirky steam punk bird to display in a favorite spot.  Students Will Need: An Apron, Liquid Adhesive (It will be provided, but you might like a particular brand.)

12 Days of Christmas Mini Album $50 ~ Anita Scroggins
November 8th 2-6pm

Join in the fun and make a beautiful keepsake album that will be treasured for years to come! This unique album will be a highlight of your holiday decor and at home in any room. You can use it as a December Daily simply by adding a few more pages to the ring bound album.
As an added bonus, we just might find time at the end of class to learn how to make a fun addition using envelopes!
In addition to the Basic Class Kit you will also need to bring: A sturdy hole punch ( I recommend the WRMK 1/4″ Power Punch), Tiny Attacher or small stapler, Score Tape, Liquid Glue, Glossy Accents, Beacon 3-N-1 or something similar.

QUESTIONS AND SIGN-UPS CALL THE STORE
972-923-3151 
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New Product In Store

We have new product arriving almost daily! Have you been down to check it out yet? Here is a peek at a few things that came in earlier this week.

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New Tim Holtz Dies for the holidays.

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New Thinlits – how cute are those alphas???

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Are you ready for new colors of Distress Spray Stains?

 

 

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I can’t wait to get my hands on these new embossing powders from Wendy Vecchi- I love these colors.

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How many projects can you think of to use this fabulous die on? I think a wreath will be the first thing I make with it!

Be sure to stop in and see all the fabulous new stuff we have coming in. Remember, we have lots of stuff on sale too getting ready for the big move so now is a great time to stock up!

 

Paula Cheney Workshops- just a few seats left!

Good morning,

Paula is getting ready to kit and get things ready for her upcoming workshops here at the Crafty Scrapper, so I have to turn in my numbers for the classes this Friday and we will only have an extra 5 kits per class. Her Friday class is almost full! Remember we offer layaway to help make the cost more manageable.  Just call and ask about
information on layaway.

If you coming from out of town, we have a corporate rate with Comfort Suites in Waxahachie for $59.95.  Call 469-517-1600 and ask for the Crafty Scrapper rate.

Large Collection Folio Workshop $75
Friday October 17th 5pm ~ 9:30pm
 

The new Collection Folios are the perfect, interactive surface to capture your story.  Each folio is constructed with 4 gusseted folding panels and a cascading spine for attaching photos and layers of memorabilia.  The folio folds and securely closes with elastic bands keeping all of you memories safely inside.  The beautiful nature inspired wallflower paper, Distress paints, and Sizzix Frameworks dies will transform the simple foundation into a clever layered book that unfolds to tell your story in a very unique way.  So please join me in creating your own Collection Folio and tell your story as it has never been told before.  
Class Supplies:  
scissors
bone folder
tape runner – permanent (and repositionable if you have it)
paper piercer or awl
tiny attacher/stapler
sanding grip or sand paper
Please note – cover photo will be random from Found Relatives pack.  You are welcome to use your own photo to replace the one provided in class.  Photo must be 3 x 5″ with a vertical
orientation.

 

Winter Wishes Shadow Box $80
Saturday October 18th 9am ~ 1pm

 

Create your own nostalgic winter scene, complete with sparkly trees, fluffy snow and even on old fashion lantern that lights up.  We will be using Distress Paint and Glitter, Rock Candy Crackle and Merriment paper to bring this scene to life…just in time for the holiday season.
Supplies:
scissors (including small sharp fussy cuting scissors)
paper piercer
foam squares
sanding grip or sand paper
if you own the old Basic Grey file set – please bring it

 

Butterfly Assemblage Clock $65
October 18th 2:30pm ~ 5:30pm

 

How long has it been since you have worked with Alcohol Ink?  This class will bring together Sizzix texture folders, metal foil, and Alcohol Ink to create an altered clock with an inspiring message.  Learn techniques using Alcohol Ink on plastic and metal surfaces, as well as how to use Tissue Wrap, Remnant Rubs and Distress Markers to create depth in your projects.  This is a great gift for yourself or someone you want to send a special message to.
supplies:
basic tool kit including scissors and bone folder

If you have been in the store this last year admiring Paula’s Christmas workshop from last year, she has a few kits left. They include everything you need except inks and adhesive. If you would like to purchase one for pickup that weekend, call the store, they are $89

You can now sign up and pay online or
call the store 972-923-3151 

Autumn Greetings Card with Tina

Hello, Tina here, with another card creation for you.

 

My card today was inspired by all the pretty fall banners I have seen lately.  I thought I could do a mini paper version on a card and this is the result!

Paper, twine, Impression Obsession’s leaf die, a sentiment and some rhinestones make up this fall card!

You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at our favorite store,
The Crafty Scrapper!

Happy Stamping!

Tina

 

Spooky Night Layout with Ginger

Hello my friends.  It’s Ginger here today to share a new layout with you.

It is nearly one month until Halloween and I could not resist these gorgeous papers by Bella Blvd. – Halloween Magic Collection.  I found this photo of my grandson Logan and it really goes well with these papers.

I used glass gel beads with orange paint and put around outside of the green paper.  The texture turned out so great for it stands up and sparkles.  I used many techniques, ink sprays, modeling paste, stencils, ribbons, and used lots of flowers.  I curled the ribbon around the photo and added pearls.
Please see below a closer look at the details.
Thank you for looking and hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper.  You will find this layout with the items I used listed on the back.
Hugs –
Ginger

 

Our Precious Baby Layout with Patty

 Hi everyone! It’s Patty again with a layout that I created for The Crafty Scrapper design team.
 For this project, I painted, masked, inked, punched, and then painted some more. It is so rewarding to make embellishments and paper your own by changing them to look the way you want or need for a particular project. If you haven’t done any painting on layouts, try this enjoyable technique. Carolyn has a lot of products for making your work shine, so check them out the next time you’re in the store.
You can see that these flowers are by Maya Road and Prima, but they don’t look anything like the manufacturer intended. That is where creativity and inspiration come in. I love the way a little gesso and paint bring out the texture in many products! Now, you try  a little gesso and acrylic, or perhaps gesso and inks or mists. Just let the gesso dry first before applying the next layer.

 

Even if you think you’re not a painter, put your grubbiest t-shirt on and break out the paint! You will enjoy the end product so much more and your family will be amazed, I promise!

 

Products never have to appear on your projects the way you see them in the package. Make your work truly yours. Circles punched from the paper and then inked and popped up for dimension  always add interest. Now, how easy is that?!!

 

 

Be sure to stop by The Crafty Scrapper to see this layout and the creative work of other
design team members to get inspiration for your own work.
 Enjoy the creative expression!
 See you next time.
Patty

Seeing Green all over the store!

Hey Crafty Scrappers! It’s Gena and by now I am sure most of you know that we are making a move! Well, we want to move as little as possible so we are marking down items throughout the store from now until we move. If you see a GREEN line on the price or barcode it is 50% off the original price!

Here is just a sample of some items we have already marked down…

stamps…

Papers…..
Embellishments:

 

Hope to see you soon!!

 

Brand New Lunch Box Kits Available!

Hi everyone!

Have you checked out our new Lunch Box Kits yet?

They are amazing and so fun. We have two new kits previewing today, be sure to get yours while they last. All four of the kits listed today have made custom die cuts included so your finished layouts will look spectacular.

The Boo Crew Preview

First up is The Boo Crew 12 X 12 Double Page kit for $15. Remember, all Lunch Box Kits come complete with everything you need to assemble the layout, and all the pieces are PRE- CUT! Just add adhesive.

School Days Preview

We also have a super cute Back to School Lunch Box Kit.

Believe in the Season Preview

We have limited quantities of the Believe in The Season Lunch Box Kit still available.

Too Cute To Spook Preview

And a few of the Too Cute To Spook kits are still up for grabs as well.

Stop by or call the store to get your kits- you will love them, we promise!

New kits will be released twice a month, so stay tuned.

Anita S.

Unroll the Memories with Amy

 Hi  y’all, it’s Amy here with another exciting time in Crafty Scrapper land.

Another of my favorite things happened recently….Carolyn put up a tease on
Facebook that there was new Bo Bunny in the house! As usual, I came running!

I was so excited to find this particular line in my design team kit because those of you who follow me, know the kids and I have put some miles behind us this summer!! I am one worn out mama, but I have some great memories to put in the bank. We started our summer with a cruise out of Galveston.

The first thing I saw when I was looking over the embellies for this Bo Bunny paper line was a 35 mm camera roll unspooled chipboard. You guys know my 3D brain.  I immediately knew I wanted to make a life sized one! It was challenging, no doubt, but I loved the end result. I’m hoping you will too!

What could be a better title?  While I love the digital age, I miss the magical process of dropping a roll of film off to be developed, not quite knowing what you will get when you pick it up.

Here I used Maya Road letters and pins, a Momenta wood film strip, and the Bo Bunny Souvenir flowers and embellies in the background. The “filmstrip” of the book is grunge board painted with Dina Wakley’s Umber and then painstakingly hole punched to look like film!

The “camera roll” is covered in the Bo Bunny Double and Chevron paper. I left the book sort of loose so it always, no matter what position it was sitting in, gave off the film appearance. I elected to tie together the pages with ribbon to keep that loosey goosey feel to the book I was going for.

I love how when it’s unrolled it looks just like a roll of film! It’s not often I can make my hands create what I see so clearly in my mind. Each of the pages (front and back) were covered using the Souvenir paper and filled in with photos and the
Souvenir embellies and flowers.

Everything you need unroll your own memories can be found at The Crafty Scrapper!

Thanks for stopping by and….happy scrappin’!

Hugs, Amy

Sizzix Artist Eileen Hull Classes

We still have a few spaces left for the Eileen Hull Classes on Wednesday this week! If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?

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Eileen grew up in a large family where there was always an art project in the works. Creative thinking was encouraged at a young age and for that she is eternally grateful.

Designing dies for Sizzix is her dream job because she loves to create in three dimensions. She discovered that books, folders and boxes were easy to make from leftover matboard but the problem was getting an accurate and consistent cut. She approached Sizzix with the idea of making a die that could cut and score thicker material like matboard and chipboard. And so in 2009, ScoreBoards™ dies came to be! Matboard is super sturdy and the perfect surface for ink, stamps, paint and mists.

At CHA 2014, Eileen launched a new line of inks with Clearsnap called ColorBox™ Blends. The multi-purpose inks are dispensed through a unique “no-mess” applicator and are available in ten colors.

Eileen is a Designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association and has served in various volunteer positions in the CHA Designer Section. She and her husband live outside of Washington, DC in their empty nest, but their four little birds are always flying back in for visits. The newest member of the family is Scotty, the vintage camper.


 

Eileen will be at the store on September 17, 2014 for ONE DAY ONLY and she will be teaching three amazing classes. Sign ups are already under way, so be sure to get your name on the list.


 

Metallic Bloom Box 10:00-12:30

$40  See supply list HERE

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Create An Album 1:30 – 4:00

$35  See supply list HERE

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Chunky Book 5:30 – 9:00pm

$50 See Supply list HERE

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Contact the store or register right from the Events Page on our website!

 

 

Stashbusters Challenge #1 Winner

Hi Everyone!

It’s Anita S. here today and I totally forgot to draw a winner for our Stashbusters
Challenge!  I’m super embarrassed about that. With the garage sale going on and the launch of the Lunch Box Kits and the arrival of my super cute new granddaughter, it just kinda slipped through the cracks!

So, without further ado, the winner of our very first Stashbuster’s Challenge is

Belinda

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She did an amazing job using some items from her stash, and getting ready for the
upcoming Christmas season too.

Belinda please contact Gena at Gena@thecraftyscrapper.com with your address so you can collect your prize.

We will have a new challenge this Friday, so stay tuned!

Anita S.