Domestic Goddess by Erica

Hi there! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing a fabric and paper hanging that I made.

I started with a burlap base, that I made sturdier by sewing a piece of chipboard between two pieces of burlap.

The background scene is from Bo Bunny’s new “Soiree” collection. These papers are so soft and pretty, I am in love! It’s like a mix of “Shabby Chic” meets “Fixer Upper”. Anyway, back to the project.

My plan was to add one of my vintage pattern girls to the scene, and lo and behold, I have one sitting down (of course I do). I gave her some depth by adhering with pop dots.

Then I layered on the trims and embellishments – all available at The Crafty Scrapper. These new fabric flowers from Maya Road are so soft and elegant.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Be My Valentine Layout – By Ginger

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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This is my sweet grandson Logan and his girlfriend Ariana.  The are so dressed up and ready for a night out on the town.  I love these beautiful papers!  They are so gorgeous!  Plus all the other items from Authentique, My Minds Eye, Maya Roads, and Tim Holtz.

I used modeling paste on the left side and then added all the other goodies.

Here are the close-ups!

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Thanks for taking a look and when you are at The Crafty Scrapper please look for this layout and on the back will find the items that I used.

Hugs – Ginger

Love Chipboard Book by Gena

Hi everyone! Gena here and I would like to share a fun and easy Valentine chipboard book I made.

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I used the Maya Road heart chipboard album and the Echo Park Blowing Kisses Collection.

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I really enjoy adding my dies into my books. In this book I used the Sizzix Bigz Heartfelt, Love Struck and Artful Arrow Dies.  I also used the words die by Sizzix.

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I also included flowers by Maya Road and a one of the new wooden embellishments. I hope you like it! You can find all the products I used and the book on display at the Crafty Scrapper!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

First, we want to say a BIG thank you to Cheryl Boglioli for the AWESOME classes this weekend! Everyone had a great time and learned so many new techniques. We can’t wait for her to come back!

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It was another week of SO many new lines arriving at the store! We have new baby, birthday, masculine, spring, beach and western paper lines. We also just received the My Favorite Things and Inky Antics stamps and dies!

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This week is Ladies Night Out! What does that mean?? It means you can join us and other merchants on the square for a special night out with the girls. We will have a free make and take, and you can receive one item off at 40% (excludes classes, kits and consignment).

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We have another week of great classes!  You can find all the details on our Events page!

Carolyn will be teaching Tim’s Tags 2016

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and her Love Always Hinged Burlap Panels…

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Last, but certainly not least, we will be giving away 2 FREE tickets to the Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine coming up on February 19-20th. We will have a huge booth with lots of demos. We hope we will see you there! Be watching our Facebook for more details and a chance to win!

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Custom Colored Seam Binding

Hey guys! It’s Gena and I just wanted to share a quick and easy technique that I LOVE to use with seam binding.
I’m sure you all know what an AMAZING selection of colors we have at The Crafty Scrapper, but just in case you haven’t seen lately… look at the yummy colors!

There are times that you may not have the color you need or you need your ribbon to match one of Tim’s distress inks you are using… let me show you a little trick! You will need a spray water bottle, ink and your craft mat.  To begin tap your ink pad on your craft mat and then spritz with water.

Run the ribbon thur the ink… repeat until you get the desired color!
Dry with a heat gun and BOOM you have your own custom ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by!
Gena

Love Sampler by Tina

 Hello, Tina here, back with a “love” themed project!

I have seen some really fun wall samplers of papers and embellishments.

 I decided to make one myself!

The base is a canvas board which I added cardstock panels and then did squares of patterned paper with the Carta Bella Amour 6 x 6 pad.  I used some fun foam underneath each square to give it some depth.

Then I went to adding fun, heart embellishments including a heart from a pink honeycomb pad, and  a shaker heart with sequins and beads inside.

You can also see lots of items from Maya Road, like the clear vase, the gold charms, and the felt rose.  Even the “love” is a die from them.

I die cut several out and layered them in a stack for more depth!

Be sure to check out my sampler when you are at the store!

And pick up all the items you need to make your own sampler!

Happy Stamping!

Tina

This week at The Crafty Scrapper

It’s Monday! Last week was a busy week at The Crafty Scrapper and this week will be the same! We love it!! It has been so exciting to meet so many new customers and of course it’s always a pleasure to see our regulars.

There has been a TON of new product arriving…

We have new lines from My Minds Eye….

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Valentine lines that will make your heart flutter..

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More and more is arriving everyday, so be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK for the latest arrivals.

We are  SO excited to have Cheryl Bogliolo coming to teach for us this weekend! Cheryl is the Design Team and Education Coordinator for The Crafter’s Workshop and is bringing some AMAZING classes to share with us. You can find the details on our EVENTS page. She still has a few spots available.

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Have a terrific week and we hope to see you soon!!!

Faith Journaling Classes

First a BIG thank you to all the ladies that joined me for our first Faith Journaling class at The Crafty Scrapper!

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It was a full house and the February classes are almost full.  If you would like to join us please don’t wait to sign up.

If you have a group of 8 or more and would like a private class, please contact me at gena@thecraftyscrapper.com

Gena

This week at The Crafty Scrapper….

Happy Monday!!

We have a great week coming up at the Crafty Scrapper!

We have new product on the shelves… gelatos by Faber Castell, stamps and stencils by Stampers Anonymous and MORE coming in everyday! Here is a peek if just a few of the new items.

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We have some great classes coming up this week… you can get full details on our Events page,

Tuesday 1/26 – Faith Journaling with Gena

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Wednesday & Saturday – Two Projects from the Heart with Tina

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Saturday – Wendy Vecchi technique class with Carolyn

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Be Mine Banner Class with Gena

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and Forever Valentine book with Gena

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The classes are filling up fast, only a couple of spots left in some… be sure and call and reserve your space or kit,

Have a wonderful and crafty week!!!

 

Love Letters by Laurie

Hey y’all!!! It’s Laurie Baker, back again for 2016! Hope you are having a wonderful New Year!

And let me be the first to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day with my LOVE letters.

 LOVE these burlap letters! Covered about half with Simple Stories You and Me Paper.

Added lots of the Simple Stories You and Me stickers, Maya Road, and a few

Tim Holtz embellishments.

 

Hope you have enjoyed my little LOVE letters! Stop into The Crafty Scrapper

 to see all the new Valentines Lines, they are all so cute!

 

 See you soon!

Now go make something!

Laurie

This week at the Crafty Scrapper

I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Did you get some crafty time? I hope so!

We have some fun classes coming up this week:

Silhouette Cameo 101 with Anita Scroggins

Tim’s Tags with Carolyn

You can check out the details on our Events page. Classes are filling fast so be sure to reserve your space!

If you plan on attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour we are selling tickets!  Be sure and follow us on Facebook we will be giving away 2 FREE TICKETS!

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Be watching the blog for some great Valentine projects to inspire you.

 

New 2016 Classes

Happy New Years!

New year, new classes and new products. We are working on finalizing all our dates for our special guest and  events for the year so you can save the date!

There are a couple of new things this year, Gena will be teaching a series of Faith Journaling classes every month. If you didn’t receive the email you can go HERE for more info.
This year we will offer Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 each  month for $10. You will create that month’s tag in a 1-2hrs.

January’s class will be:
Thursday January 21st 6pm
Saturday January 23rd 10am

New technique class this year, we will be focusing on Wendy Vecchi Products. We will be using her stamps, stencils and signature Ranger products to create 2 canvas panels. Of course we will have to add a little ideaology, Sizzix dies and more Ranger.

Classes start this month $30
Thursday January 28th 6pm
Saturday January 30th 10am

All classes & events must be prepaid for us to reserve you a spot!

Silhouette Cameo 101 – OR – How Does This Thing Work???   $30
Saturday January 16th 10:00am – 1:00pm
January 21st 12:00pm – 3:00pm

So you got a Cameo for Christmas! Yeah. Or you have had a Cameo for a year now and it is still sitting in the box. Boo. Let’s get those fabulous machines out and learn how much fun they are to use. During this basic class we will be concentrating on setting your machine up getting you started CUTTING!

  • Is your machine set up correctly and updated to the latest version
  • The correct way to insert the blade, adjust the blade and clean the blade when needed
  • Loading the mat and when to cut without one
  • What are those icons?  We will briefly go over each one, concentrating on the ones you need right now
  • We will finish by creating a simple project; a Monogrammed Pillow Box that uses two different cut types as well as layering two shapes together.

 

Silhouette Cameo and Working with Text 101  $30
January 16th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

One of the easiest things to do with your Silhouette Cameo is to create amazing custom gifts using monograms and text. In this class we will dive into the ways that you can customize text using even the basic software provided with your machine. This is really not as intimidating as it seems and you will be cutting text like a pro after this class!  During class we will cover;

  • Character spacing
  • Line spacing
  • Welding
  • How to edit thin fonts to make them cut better
  • How to use the shear tool
  • Using “Text to Path”
  • We will finish up by creating a custom Valentine project to keep or give away.

 

Two Projects From the Heart $28 ~ teacher Tina Covington
Wednesday January 27th 11:00 a.m.
Saturday January 30th 2:30 p.m.
You will be creating two different projects in this class. The first, by special request, is a paper purse which explodes with pretty papers when it is opened.  This would be a perfect Valentine or anytime gift for a dear friend.  You could also add a couple of pockets to add photos or notes.  The second project is a pocket accordion book complete with 12 pockets and pull outs.  Some ideas for the pull out outs would be coupons, sentiments, photos, or even special dates, since there are 12 of them.  I will have typed out ideas for you in class.  Please bring adhesive to include scor-tape 1/4″, small pop-ups, and small paper trimmer.  All other supplies provided.

 

Be Mine Banner Class $36 ~ teacher Gena Glover
Saturday January 30th 10:30 am
I love the new release from Carta Bella for Valentines! It has a hint of
an older line they used to have and the colors are just perfect for the
perfect Valentine banner.  You know I love rosettes SO we will make
rosettes, use Tim Holtz glitter and some fabulous new products by Maya
Road! In this class you will learn about covering chipboard, layering with
ribbon and die cuts and have a great time!
Supplies to bring to class: basic kit, pop dots, glossy accents, craft mat
(a must, will use in making the rosettes with hot glue)

Forever Valentine Album $46 ~ teacher Gena Glover
Saturday January 30th 2:30pm
Come and join me to create this beautiful Valentine book, BUT it’s just not for Valentines, it can be used as an engagement or wedding gift, anniversary gift or just to tell that special someone how much you love them! We will use the NEW Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection. The book is filled with pockets, pouches and flips.  Please bring to class: basic kit, brown ink for distressing.

Cheryl Bogioli is coming the first week of February to teach 3 amazing classes. If you missed the email click HERE for more info.

   

 

 

Have a wonderful week,
~Carolyn