Are you ready for the GARAGE SALE???

We are super busy getting ready for the Garage Sale this weekend!  Who is ready to find a bargain??  Here are a couple of photos from our last sale…

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Everyone was ready and waiting to get in on Friday night!

This year early shopping is on Friday night, August 29th, 5pm- 10pm. Remember, if you want to do some early shopping on Friday night, a donation for the Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mother’s, Inc is needed to get you through the door.
See the list here.

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There was so much to choose from last time around- and there is some great stuff being brought in this time around too!

Shopping hours on Saturday are 10am- 5pm. Bring a friend! We won’t tell your husband, we promise ;)

 

A New Card with Tina

Hello, it is Tina here again, with another card creation.
I get so excited when I see paper that will match perfectly with a favorite stamp I own!  And this was the case with the paper in my design team kit this month.  The paper has small circles, to resemble typewriter keys.  I combined some papers from the same line and a stamp from My Favorite Things, and the card was born.

Add a nice sketch, ribbon, and rhinestones and you get a great card!
You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at
The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy stamping!

Tina

Gift Certificates at The Crafty Scrapper

Did you know you can buy gift certificates for The Crafty Srapper on line now?
You sure can!

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Shop our on line store and pick up that sweet surprise for someone you love!  Your gift certificate will be emailed to you the next day the store is open and internet orders are processed.  You can’t go wrong with a gift like this!

 

Eileen Hull Classes at The Crafty Scrapper

We are so happy to have Eileen Hull coming to the store to teach!

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If you have not ever had the opportunity to meet Eileen, she is amazingly talented, super fun, so creative, and wants to share all that with everyone else!


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.

Check out our Events Page for more information on each class and to register right from our website.

Life is Sweet with Ginger

Hello today from Ginger!
Well…I have to say I really love these papers which were given to me by The Crafty Scrapper Design Team.  Most of all I really love this sweet little photo of my
granddaughter Kenzie.  I think she looks so sweet and it makes me smile!

These papers are from BoBunny – Doubledot Collection; Pink Paislee – Hello Sunshine Collection; and Authentique – Faith Collection.They all work well together.
I distressed the papers and on one, I used a scalloped blade and inked.the edges.  I painted the chipboard piece with Gesso and then added green and brown.  I used
Perfect Pearls to make the buds.  I added lots of butterflies and used
all the beautiful flowers that were given to me.

Please enjoy the close ups below.

Thank you for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper
for all your scrapbooking needs!

You will also see this layout in the store with all the details printed on the back.

Hugs -

Ginger

Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper with Patty

Hi everyone! It’s Patty again with a layout that included some experimentation.  I have been looking for the perfect paper on which to paint without warping.

Specialty Stamping Paper by Ranger Ink was the answer to my search. It takes
stamping and spritzing really well and allowed me to play with those products more than I usually do.

The patterned paper is Lemonade Stand by Bo Bunny.
Be sure to stop by the store to get the complete supply list.

The techniques used here are inking, stamping, punching, and spritzing.

Until next time…..happy scrapbooking!
 

Thursday Sneak Peek- Ladies Night Out!

Happy Thursday everyone!

We have almost made it to the weekend!

Tonight it is Ladies Night Out at the Downtown Waxahachie Merchant’s Association. Now this is a LOT of fun. Lots of the shops stay open late, there are lots of specials/sales in the shops and fun things going on.

At our very own fabulous Crafty Scrapper we will be having a Make N Take for you.

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We will be making this super fun and cool Gift Card Bag

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You can get 40% of one item (not including Wendy Vecchi & Tim Holtz newest release and class kits).  We will be serving wine, tea and dessert, come see us, we will be open until 8pm.


We are so happy that the super talented Sizzix Artist Eileen Hull is coming to The Crafty Scrapper in September to teach some amazing classes!

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We will have more information on these classes in a few days, so stay tuned!


Also on our calendar,,,,

This Saturday we still have a couple of seats in the Zentangle 102

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Also on Saturday we have the Zentangle Leather Cover

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August 21st we have the Vintage Floral Burlap Panel

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On August 23rd we have Caroline Lao from Maya Rd teach two classes

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Tina has a card class on August 20th

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You can register directly on the website with a Paypal or contact the store
to pay with a credit card.

Don’t forget we have the Scrapbook Hoarder’s Ultimate Garage Sale on August 30th!  You do not want to miss that. There are so many bargains to be had. There will be early bird viewing on Friday night- more detail to follow on that.

We hope to see you tonight for our Ladies Night Out!

Anita S .

Vintage Kitchen Album with Amy

Hi y’all! Today I have a sneak peak into my grandma’s kitchen for you!
Carolyn gave me this Heart of Texas Studio chipboard album with which to play and I was thrilled.  It took me about five seconds to know I wanted to highlight some of our family favorite recipes and preserve them.  Since we lost my grandpa in May, it’s been heavy on my heart to get things written down and committed to paper for my kids.  This project was just the way for me to start that. Best of all, I can keep adding to it!

This album kit comes with a small red cutting board. I took mine and used Ver-Day paint to turn it copper and then overlaid the middle with chalkboard paint. I then used a chalkboard marker to doodle along the edges. I really wanted to use a lot of paper flowers in this project and I like how the cover came out with the big flowers I split apart to frame the chipboard and painted with chalkboard paint. It allowed me to bring the copper and chalkboard from the base to the cover and tie it together.

The kit came with some thin chipboard for making pocket pages, I glued mine together to make the pedestal that catches my recipe pages and holds them upright. I covered it in Graphic 45′s French Country Collection paper and used Prima’s Cartographer flowers throughout the project. Both have a vintage feel to them that I felt worked really well together.

I used 7 Gypsies recipe cards for the actual recipes and then included a story for each recipe on the chipboard pages. This was interesting for me because I come from the must have something on every page school of thought and I left the backs blank! :)

I played a lot with flowers. I folded a lot of my single layer Prima flowers together to get a dimensional flower that worked in a tight space.
I had a lot of fun with this project!
Everything you need to make your own family recipe book can be found at
The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy scrappin’ y’all!
Amy

Hello Butterfly Card and Tutorial with Tina

Hello!  Tina here, with another card creation, using some pretty papers and supplies from The Crafty Scrapper!
In my recent class I taught at the store, I showed how to make an easy bow with the We R Memory Keepers Punch Board.  Below is a quick tutorial.

First, cut the paper into 1″ x 6″, 1″ x 4″ and 1″ x 1/2″.  Take the 1″ x 6″ strip and insert in your punch board at the 3 inch mark and punch.
Turn it around and punch directly across from the first punch by also lining up the strip at the 3″ mark.  After the two indentions are made, you will corner round all 4 corners with the corner rounder on the backside of the punch board.
Next, take the 1″ x 4″ strip and insert it in your punch board, this time at the 2″ mark.
Again, turn it around and punch directly across from the first punch by also lining up the strip at the 2″ mark.  The difference is this time, we are not going to use the corner rounder, but instead, insert each end into the front punch, as close to the middle as possible.
Your two strips should look like this …
The shorter one will be the bottom layer.  The longer one will become the top.  On the longer one, take each end and make a loop where the rounded sides meet together.  The small strip will go around the middle, or in the case, of the card I showed today, you can opt to add a button or other embellishment.
That is it!  Easy peasy!
You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy stamping!
Tina

Color Key #1

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! Who is crafting this weekend? We would love for you to share your projects with us on our Facebook Page!

Today we have a new feature to share with you! We are so excited about it and we hope that you like it too!! I know that sometimes inspiration just does not show up when I sit down to craft and I need a little bit of help. So without further ado, here is our very first

Color Key

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How do you play along? Simple! Create any project using the colors on the Color Key above. You can create any project- layout, canvas, tag, whatever strikes your fancy! Link it up here before noon on August 28, 2014. We will have one random drawn prize winner. Simple- so be sure to play along!

As you know last Friday we had the Stash Buster Challenge, today we have the Color Key and next Friday we will have one more NEW challenge to introduce. We are so exited about all the new changes going on at The Crafty Scrapper!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Anita S.


You are Beautiful Layout with Ginger

Hello to all…this is Ginger here with a sweet layout of my granddaughter Paityn.  It is “You Are Beautiful”.  I love these gorgeous papers by BoBunny – The Doubledot Collection and Enchanted Garden Collection.

 

I distressed the papers and added green ink.  I also used modeling paste to add some dimension.  I was given some beautiful flowers as well.  I cut out Imagine and Believe and added to each corner.  I was given the sweet little purple circle and added a photo of her cute little face!  She so loves to dance and this photo was taken in my front yard where she twirled and twirled!  I love her!
Please see below some close-ups!
Thank you again for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!  It is my favorite place to shop for all my scrapbooking needs!
Hugs –
Ginger

All Star Layout with Ginger

Hello!  This is Ginger here with my newest layout “Good Times.  I loved this paper by Doodle Bug, Pebbles, and Authentique.  It was perfect for this photo of my oldest grandson Logan.  He had just finished up his normal baseball season and he was selected to play in the All Star Games!
I distressed the papers and then cut out my own banners and inked them with Tim Holtz distressed ink Vintage Photo.  I was also given this cute blue ribbon with stars.  I had in my stash the hinges and I used embossing power to turn these into a gold color.  I then added mini pearls to them.  I was also given the small squares and circles and I added alphabet to spell out Logan.  That was after I painted them.  I then took flowers from Petaloo and added them to the top right corner.  I was also given the pinwheels and a small chipboard piece that had an arrow on it which I painted it and then added wooden bats.  Last but not least was this cute frame that I found.  I painted it and then added stickles.
Please see below the close ups!
This was a very easy layout to make but I loved the way it turned out!
Thanks for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper for all your scrapbooking needs.  You will find this layout at the store!
Hugs –
Ginger