This week at The Crafty Scrapper

It was a busy week at The Crafty Scrapper with so many classes last week! I hope you were able to join us for one. Remember, we also have kits available for most of our classes and will be happy to ship to you!

Be sure and check out our FACEBOOK page today we are only 10 away from 5000 followers! We are having a special give away to celebrate!

Look what arrived at the store…

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They are going fast! So give the store a call to reserve your favorites!

This week at The Crafty Scrapper…

Gena is teaching her Faith Journaling Class using Colorburst  on Tuesday at 6:30…


Have a safe Labor Day weekend! We hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper!

Grit Paste – with Laurie Baker

Hey y’all! Laurie here with Tim Holtz Distress® Grit-Paste!

I did a few different tags to show how this  dimensional medium works with stains and sprays.

First of all, you always have to have a Route 44 Sonic drink to get started!

Second, grab your pallet knife and put a blob of the Grit-Paste on you craft mat.


Scrape the knife through the Grit-Paste, so its on the bottom of the knife,

then scrape in in one direction on the stencil. Just an FYI, if you scrape in different 

directions your could end up with some not so pretty blobs under the stencil.


 Look at that cool texture! You could also brush it on to a canvas,

making all kinds of interesting marks or peaks with it. Let it air dry or dry with a heat tool,

but not to close, it could bubble up on you. It does not take very long to air dry.


 Here is a tag with a layer of Grit-Paste, then sprayed with Tim Holtz

Distress Spray Stain in Mermaid Lagoon. Ohhhh how I love this color!

Again, you can let it air dry or dry with a heat tool.

 Here is another, with a layer of Grit-Paste, then sprayed with

Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange. You can dry it with a

kitchen roll (as Dyan says), air dry or dry with a heat tool.

Be sure and come into the store to see more examples of

what you can use with the NEW Tim Holtz Distress® Grit-Paste!

Hope to see you soon! Laurie



We are already getting lots of NEW Halloween products in and Christmas will be coming soon. So to make room we are putting ALL summer, beach, 4th of July, cruise and Christmas 50% off for 3 days (NOT including the new Christmas Graphic 45 collection).
This includes paper, dies, stamps and embellishments. This is a good time to get some of Tim Holtz Christmas dies and stamps. Did you know that some of his dies are discontinued and people are selling them for 3 times the amount on ebay.

Have a wonderful weekend and come see us,

The Scrapbook Hoarders Ultimate Garage Sale

The Scrapbook Hoarders Ultimate Garage Sale
The Crafty Scrapper is excited to be hosting another. This year we are not going to take any items if them have NON-removable tags or things are just thrown in a box and not easy to organize. Please read the instructions below carefully. The garage sales are a lot of work for us to get ready for, during, sorting everything back and then adding and getting everyones GC ready, so every bit helps.
TO PARTICIPATE: (sell your items) call the store 972-923-3151, or drop by in person to sign up. When you sign up you will be assigned a vendor number. You will NOT need to be present to participate, but you MUST sign up bySeptember 12th.  We will begin accepting items for drop off Monday, September 12th through Wednesday, September 14th.  We will be open until 8pmWednesday night and , will not be accepting items for sale after that date.

SOMETHING NEW: From 3:00-5:00 on Saturday any items marked with a RED DOT will be 1/2 price. So, SELLERS if you want any of your items to go 1/2 price during this time be sure to add the red dot to the pricing label.

FEE: The Crafty Scrapper’s fee is 20% of your total sales. You will receive the balance in a GIFT CARD ONLY to The Crafty Scrapper. This gift card may be used for retreats, classes and/or product and does not expire.

DETAILS: There is no minimum amount to participate.
We will not accept loose items or items that are not easily organized . We organize items on the table in sections, stamps, tools, paper, embellishment’s, albums, organized totes, books/magazines, and altered items. No loose paper, 12×12 paper must be in a zip lock bag.
Each item for sale needs to be marked with an easily found and removable tag or card taped to the item. The tag or card needs to have your assigned number in the top right hand corner, a description of the item, and the price written on the front. The description helps if the card falls off.
All sales are final.

PAYMENT and PICK-UP: You may pick up your gift card and remaining items beginning Tuesday September 20th. If your items do not sell you have two options – pick them up or we have several charities we donate to. You must pick them up beginning Tuesday September 20th @10 a.m. and no later then Thursday September 22nd @ 6 p.m. Any items not picked up by Thursday September 22nd at 6 p.m. will be donated.

Garage Sale Date:
Friday September 16th 5-10pm special preview & purchase night, must bring 3 items to donate (details below) & Saturday September 17th 10am-5pm

For Friday night only the fee to pre-view and purchase is 3 items from the list below. These items will be donated to the Waxahachie Care & Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, help our troops over seas. Waxahachie Care Mission statement Neighbors caring for neighbors-in-need by providing counseling, food and financial assistance.

Toiletry items, paper products, detergents, shampoos, toothpaste, deodorant, adult diapers, wipes, soap.

TV dinners for seniors, canned meats, crackers, soups, dinner meals, canned fruits, and vegetables, boxed pasta meals, packets of potatoes, side dishes, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sealed beef jerky or pepperoni sticks
Packaged cookies
Girl Scout cookies
Snack crackers/nuts/corn nuts/canned chips/ peanut butter pretzels
Mentos/Skittles/peanut brittle/jelly beans/non-melting candy/ gum/ protein bars/ granola bars/ any type of individual snack items
Ready to eat packaged tuna or chicken meals with crackers
Hot chocolate w/marshmallows or instant coffee like Starbucks Via packs

Dark socks to be worn in boots

Personal letters, cards and notes of encouragement
Crossword/Sudoku puzzles/
Games like Monopoly/Deal/Rook/Dice/ cards
Writing pads/cards/pens/stamps
Phone cards, I Tune or Amazon cards
Good paperbacks (NOT WAR)
Hand-held electronic games with batteries, AA and AAA batteries
Current magazines like Popular Science, Outdoor Life, men’s health, dirt biking, Sports Illustrated, etc…
Small air fresheners, Small LED lights


Thank You For Supporting Our Troops!

To participate (sell your items) call the store 972-923-3151

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

The kids are off to school! Time flies ways too fast!! Now it’s time for Mom to play!

Did you see what arrived at the store this week?


New dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz and Sizzix!

We have some great classes this week too!!

Tuesday morning is teaching her stencil holder class…

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Tuesday Evening – Have you missed any of the Faith Journaling classes? Tuesday you can come and make up ANY class…

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On Wednesday and Saturday Tina is teaching her cards…


On Thursday Carolyn is teaching her stencil binders and water color cards….

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Saturday Gena is teaching August’s Faith Journaling Class and Vacation Escape Album…


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If you would like to sign up for any of these AMAZING classes… just give the store a call at 972-923-3151!

See you soon!!

Teacher Appreciation Cards with TIna

Hello!  I was asked to make a couple of cards for back to school.

 It was real easy with the selection of papers at The Crafty Scrapper!

My first card is a pocket tag using the Photo Play collection.

This paper with the little people … adorable!

The pull out tag is one of the 3 x 4 journaling cards from the same line.

 It is kinda hard to read but it says “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds”!

 For my second card, I used the Authentique line of papers.

And created my own little clipboard and pencil.


 The clipboard is the topper from an Elizabeth Crafts Tag set.

 I cut two, popping one on top of the other at the tip making it look like a clipboard.

 The pencil is made with these elements …


Layer them like this …


 And cut down the  sides and a pencil is created!

Easy Peasy!

Note, the “thank you” stamped sentiments on both cards came from my stash.

Thank you to all the teachers out there!  You are appreciated!

Happy Stamping!


Daper Clipboard with Lori

Hello Everyone!  Today I have a really fun, quick and easy project to share with you!


When Tim Holtz was here a few weeks ago, the design team was asked to create some projects featuring Tim’s product line.  This is one of the projects that I made.  I call it the Daper Clip Board!

Here are the supplies that I used: Idea-ology Mini Clip Board, Trinket Pin, Philosophy Tag, Rub-Ons, Seam Binding Ribbon, Manilla Tags, Twine, Almond Cream Cardstock, Walnut Stain Ink, Black Archival Ink,  Daper Stamp Set, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue and a #2 Pencil.


I first inked up the stamp set and stamped the images on the clipboard. Using the Almond Cream cardstock I created a pocket, stamp, sponged and glued it towards the bottom of the board. The pocket was created to hold the stamped tags which I also stamped on with the images from the stamp set and added the twine.

I sponged around the clip board with the Walnut Stain ink. I stamped the hat and the collar on the clip board and I stamped those images again on cardstock. I “fussy” cut these images, sponged and attached them with foam tape. I added seam binding to the clip on the board by creating a double bow, adding the Trinket Pin and Philosophy Tag to hang from the clip. I added Rub-On’s to fill in some blank spaces.

I found a plain #2 pencil and using the Black Ink, I stamped on the Pencil.  I love the way this turned out.  The project reminds me of something a tailor would use to take a customer tailor order!

I hope you enjoy this month’s project.  All supplies are available at the store.  I am happy to help you find the supplies to create your own Daper Clip Board!  

See you next month!


This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

It’s hard to believe that summer is starting to wind down and next week kids will be heading back to school! Before we know it we will be sipping on our pumpkin lattes!! Fall and Halloween have started to arrive at the store… look at what arrived this week…

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Little B has some great new Halloween and Christmas…

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Photoplay has some really new, cute collections….

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Have you seen the AWESOME watercolor cards Carolyn will be teaching?

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Check out all the details HERE!

Hope to see you soon!!

Smile by Ginger

I did this layout so I may show how to use Modeling Paste, Coloring with Gelatos, Painting on Chipboard, and adding beads.  The technique is so simple but the effect is stunning!

Here is the layout that I completed!  This is my sweet granddaughter Kenzie.  She has the cutest smile ever!!

Let us begin!

Here are my close-ups!

Thank you for looking and have fun with all these techniques!

Hugs – Ginger Cameron

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Happy Monday! It’s another GREAT week coming up at the Crafty Scrapper!

Look what arrived this week….


New stencils from The Crafters Workshop!

We have some AWESOME classes this week… just give us a call at 972-923-3151 to sign up!

Anita is teaching her Stitched With Love Class…

Stitched With Love Purse Album

Carolyn is teaching the Tim Holtz tags…

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and on Sunday Carolyn is teaching her Paradise Found Album…

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Hope to see you this week at The Crafty Scrapper!

August Classes

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We have a ton of classes for August to help you document your summer vacations.
Disney Let’s Cruise $47 ~ teacher Gena Glover
Saturday August 6th 10:30am ~ 1:30pm

Come and join me to take sail with a Disney cruise book! With plenty of room for all those special photos you will LOVE embellishing them with the NEW Echo Park Disney Collection. Please bring to class: basic kit, including, cutter, sander, pop-dots, glue for chipboard and ribbon.
Tim Holtz August 2016 tag $10
Saturday August 13th 2:30pm

Come join on Tim Holtz 2016 tags. Supplies needed, non stick craft mat, scissors, adhesive.
Tim Holtz June & July Tags RETEACH $20
Saturday August 13th 5pm

Come join on Tim Holtz 2016 tags. Supplies needed, non stick craft mat, scissors, adhesive, water brush and paper piercer.

Distress Watercolor Note Cards $25
~ teacher Carolyn Ross
Saturday August 20th 10am-noon
Thursday August 25th 11am-1pm

Come join me as we learn new fun ways to watercolor. We will be making 5 watercolor note cards. You will need a non stick craft mat, detail water brush, scor tape and a black detail pen if you do not wish to sew.
Stitched With Love Purse Album $56
~ teacher Anita Scroggins
Saturday August 13th 10:30 ~ 5pm

tags. As with all my albums, there are flaps, folds, pockets, and pull-outs galore. Although this album may look intimidating, it really isn’t. Although it is not a project for beginners, if you have made mini albums in the past you will be able to make this one too. You will construct the album from scratch using book board, fabric, and paper. The album is covered in durable canvas so it will hold up to lots of lovin’. The album is decorated using My Mind’s Eye papers, lots of Tim Holtz bits and pieces, Maya Road, and Petaloo. In addition to the basic class kit, you will need: Score Tape (1/4″ and 1/2″ You will not be able to complete the album without Score Tape), paper adhesive of choice, Crop-o-dile tool, low melt glue gun (if you have one), heat gun, bone folder, craft mat Optional: WRMK Corner Chomper – Stub/Deco cut. the perfect brag book. It has space for an *amazing* 46 photos plus 16 journal This beautiful album is
Paradise Found Album $40
~ teacher Carolyn Ross
Sunday August 14th 1-5pm

Tim Holtz new summer dies were a perfect fit with Authentiques Utopia paper line. There are a lot of pockets and fold outs to hold a ton of photos. This album wouldn’t be complete if I did add some fun techniques, we will be applying techniques from Tim Holtz July 2014 tags and more. Supplies needed, a good wet adhesive, paper trimmer, power punch (I will have mine), scissors, non stick craft mat and sander.
Vacation Escape Album $48
~ teacher Gena Glover
Saturday August 27th 2:30-5:30pm

Come join me to create a book to hold all your vacation memories. We will be using th four book flip book by Heart of Texas with the Carta Bella Travel Stories Paper line along with several die cuts to create a one of of kind memory chipboard book for you to share with family and friends.
Faith Journaling Classes 2016
Gena has had a BIG response to her Faith Journaling classes, its not to late to join. She has gone back and reteach past months and will be doing more before the year ends. So jump in now and you will be able to do the other months as she adds more reteach dates. This classes has been a great way to introduce people to the mix media world slowly and help you find what product and techniques you prefer.

8/30 @ 6:30 OR 8/27 @ 10:30

9/27 @ 6:30 OR 10/1 @ 10:30

10/25 @ 6:30 OR 11/26 @ 2:30

11/29 @ 6:30 OR 11/26 @ 10:30

12/27 @ 6:30

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Hello Crafty Scrappers!

Look what arrived at the store this week!!!


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New Archival Ink, Enamel Accents and Dyan’s new paint!!

REMEMBER we are HAPPY to ship to you!


New Adorn It Color pages arrived!

Classes this week….

Gena is teaching her “Let’s Cruise Disney” album… If you can’t make the class, kits are also available!


Have a GREAT week!