A Little Halloween Fun!

Carolyn here……

I usually do not have time to create just for fun, but when Tim Holtz Halloween Ideaology line came out I knew what I wanted to do.


I took a 6×8 burlap panel from Tim’s Ideaology line and covered the back of it and sides with different papers from the Halloween paper stash. This creates a shadow box.


I covered the vignette coffin box with a heavy layer of Grit-paste, when it dried I applied vintage photo and ground espresso distress paint to create a dirty sludge look. I stamped the skeleton on grunge board so it would be easy to bend him inside the coffin. The skeleton is from Tim Holtz CMS113. I glued the coffin on the outside of the box to give more depth.

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I added some poison bottles, skeleton head, pumpkin and a couple of bones on top of the coffin with a little grass.


I love the new black cabinet cards, I sanded it and inked it with carved pumpkin distress ink. Took one of the found relatives and added a spider and witches hat from the Gothic remnant rubs and placed her in the cabinet card. The spider web was cut from Tim Holtz Mix Media Halloween die. I used metal and alcohol inked it with my favorite mushroom and a little black.


I cut a small piece from the mirrored sheet to fit behind the frame and alcohol inked it with mushroom to give an old vintage look. Added a couple more remnant rubs to the mirror.

Happy Halloween



This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

First, we want to say a BIG thank you to Paul Cheney for sharing her talent with us this last weekend. The classes were AMAZING and as always it’s a pleasure getting to spend time with Paula and her sweet sister Patti.

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We have some great classes coming up this week…

Gena will be teaching her faith journaling on Tuesday…


Carolyn will be teaching her I Am Grateful for Today on Sunday….

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The Bob Philips festival will be happening this weekend on Saturday… it’s a great time to come and see some great booths and walk around the square and check out all the great local shops that Waxahachie has to offer.

We still have openings in the Holiday Journey… we would love for you to come along!


You can check out all our classes on the EVENTS page! Just give the store a call to sign up 972-923-3151

See you soon!

This week at The Crafty Scrapper

It was a GREAT week at The Crafty Scrapper full of fun and classes!

This week we have some more great classes planned for you AND the AMAZING Paula Cheney will be with us sharing her art!

Tuesday –

Carolyn will be teaching the Wendy Vecchi technique class…


Gena will be teaching the Sizzix Fall Cottage….


Friday Paula will ARRIVE!! So excited to have her back this year for these beautiful classes…

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You can find all the details on our EVENTS page. Give the store a call to sign up or if you have any questions 972-923-3151!

Holiday Journey 2016


1. Tell Us About This Holiday Journey with Maya Road and The Crafty Scrapper:

Join us for an intimate Holiday Journey Weekend! Join us in the new Crafty Scrapper building with lots of room and light! Space is limited to 40 attendees for November 4th and 6th, 2016. Join us on Friday for dessert and 5 Make-n-Takes in a Texas Holiday Wonderland; then attend 3 Holiday Classes with Maya Road and TCS Saturday & Sunday. NEW THIS YEAR: plenty of crop time to finish your projects.

2. What Does The Schedule Of Events Look Like?
We wanted this to be a get together of old friends and new – so from 6 pm – 10pm  on Friday, come learn fun techniques and create some holiday make-n-takes while enjoying some treats from the dessert bar! Then rest up and learn with us in 3 specially designed Holiday Classes on Saturday & Sunday!
3. What Is The Cost For The Event And What Is Included In The Price?
The cost is $200 – you will get the following:
  • Fun Goody Bag (worth at least $60 with some special exclusives inside)
  • Five Holiday / Gift Themed Make and Takes on Friday Evening
  • Dessert on Friday evening during The Make-N-Takes
  • Three – 3 hour Holiday Classes on Saturday & Sunday
  • Crop time time Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
  • Lunch, Dinner and Snacks On Saturday, and Lunch Sunday
  • Access to Exclusives First During the Event
  • Special Deals only Available to Holiday Journey Attendees
  • Access To An Ornament Exchange
4. How Many Will Be Attending? 
This is a small engagement we are limiting to 40 only. First come first serve!
5. How Do I Sign Up?
You must call the store at (972) 923-3151 to reserve your space or you can come in to the store at that time. Please have your credit card ready to pay for your reservation.  Event is nonrefundable you will receive kits for the MNT’s, classes and a goody bag.
6. Tell Me About The Classes? 
Class peeks will be posted on or about September 24th, 2015 – but here is an idea of what you will see from each teacher for the Holiday Journey!  Each class will feature exclusives designed specifically for this Event.
  • Carolyn Ross – Christmas Configuration Box With Mini Album – get started early on documenting your Holiday Season with a mixture of ideas and techniques in one Of Tim Holtz configuration box filled with the NEW Maya Road charms, dies and more. Your box will be a great way to decorate for the holidays, displaying a family photo and a mini book. With Carolyn teaching you know there will be lots of Ranger products used, so get ready to learn a lot of fun techniques! Ladies I promise you will finish!
  •  Caroline  Lau – Countdown To Christmas Album –  Count down to Christmas in style with Caroline in a wonderful mini album class. We will be using an Echo Park line and lots of Maya Road to create a one of a kind mini album you can fill with your memories.  Lots of fun papers, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, wood pieces and techniques will be used in this class! Get some fun exclusives in this class. This class will be filled with over $60 of product. Grab an extra kit to create a one of a kind project for a friend!
  • Gena Glover Advent Calendar This Loads of Love calendar class we will be creating a Christmas cookie sheet countdown calendar. We will be using the new line Special Delivery by Carta Bella along with Maya Road trinkets and embellishments. This calendar will be the perfect piece to decorate your Holiday Season with!

 Here are some peeks for you!!!

7. What Does The Schedule Look Like?
Here is a tentative look at the schedule. All Events Will Happen At The Crafty Scrapper.
Friday 6:00 pm – 10pm  – Shop, Make and Takes and Dessert
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – class one
Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – box lunch
Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – class two

Saturday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Crop Time & Dinner

Sunday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm class three

Sunday 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch, shop and finish projects.

8. What If There Is Some Reason I Need To Cancel?There is a no cancellation policy for this Event once you have paid; however if we have a waiting list, we will work with you to get your spot transferred to the next person in line.

9. What About Accommodations?

We recommend the Comfort Suites in Waxahachie (131 RVG Plaza, Waxahachie, TX, US, 75165). They have reasonable prices and a free hot breakfast and wi-fi too! Make sure you say you are with The Crafty Scrapper to receive our special rate $65+ tax.  To reach them call – (469) 517-1600

10. Anything Else?

Remember this Event is only limited to the first 40 attendees, we will set up a Facebook group for the Attendees.

call the store 972-923-3151

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Happy Columbus Day! If you have the day off, come and see us at the Crafty Scrapper! We have more NEW and GREAT product that has arrived at the store.


Dina and Dyan’s Christmas stamps and stencils!


ALL the NEW fall and Christmas Lawn Fawn stamps and dies!

Remember we will be happy to ship to you!

We have a great week of classes this week at The Crafty Scrapper…..

Most classes have kits available if you are not able to make it to the class. Just give the store a call at 972-923-3151 or sign-up on line

You can find details of all our classes HERE! Below is a peek at the classes this week….

On Tuesday and Saturday Carolyn will be teaching her Wendy Vecchi Technique Class….


On Wednesday and Saturday Tina will be teaching her October card class…


On Thursday Christy Gilbreath will be teaching 2 classes using the FUSE…


On Friday Carolyn is teaching the Tim Holtz October tag.

On Saturday Gena will also be teaching 2 classes, Fall Cards with Lawn Fawn and her THANKFUL banner.



On Sunday Gena will be teaching the Sizzix Fall Cottage…


Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

Autumn Memories – with Ginger

Hello my friends! This is Ginger and this layout I did for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper. I took these photos of my granddaughter Paityn during the fall. She was sitting on the porch and I brought out a Witch’s hat and fall flowers. She wanted to decorate so I have a red butter churn which belonged to my great mother. I actually had two children when she passed away and she was born in 1886! Wow! Paityn put the flowers around the churn and but the hat on the stick. She thought it was very fancy!!

I used many techniques such as: modeling paste, crackle paint, inks, micro beads, etc.

Please see the close-ups!

Thank you for looking and you can get the list of items that I used on the back of this layout which you will find at The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It was another GREAT weekend at the Crafty Scrapper! Thank you for all the ladies that came and created with us this weekend!

Look at what arrived this week ….


The NEW TIM HOLTZ Christmas!!! SO, SO much goodness!!

We have been adding more classes and even more for the holidays will continue to be added! You can see all the classes on the EVENTS page, here is a peek of the classes happening this week….

On Tuesday, Carolyn is teaching the Tim Holtz tag…


On Saturday, Erica is teaching Halloween Treat Bags…


Carolyn is also teaching her Wendy Vechhi technique class…


We hope to see you soon!!

Halloween Treat Bags Class with Erica

On Saturday, October 8, I will be teaching my Halloween Treat Bags class. You will create two adorably spooktacular treat bags, that are just perfect for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

You will learn how to construct the bag, and then we will create two unique bags and decorate with goodies from Authentique, Tim Holtz, and others.

Come join me from 10:30-12:30. Cost is only $20. Call the store to sign up!

Let’s Cook – Ginger

Hello Scrappers!  It’s Ginger today with this little layout I did for the Design Team here at The Crafty Scrapper.  These papers are from Photo Play – Think To Remember Collection.  This little girl is my sweet granddaughter Kenzie.  She is trying to learn to make some cookies and she did a great job!

I used so many different techniques.  I used two stencils, micro Beads, Gelatos, stamps and etc.

Please see the close-ups!

To find out all that I used on this layout please visit The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this layout are the instructions.  

Thanks and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend! I for one am loving the cooler weather!

We have some great classes again this week! New classes are being added every week for the Holidays, so check back often!

Check it out on the EVENTS page – here is a peek…

Tuesday and Saturday Gena is teaching her Faith Journaling on Gentleness…


Also on Saturday at 2:30  – if you have missed any of the Faith Journaling classes you can come and make up any class! Just let them know which one you need to do when signing up!

Have a GREAT week!!

Halloween In Wonderland with Lori

Hi Everyone!  I hope you have enjoyed your Summer and are ready to start preparing for some holiday projects!

Today I have for you a  configuration box using Idea-ology Vignette Boxes and Graphic 45’s Hallowe’en In Wonderland paper and sticker collection.


To begin, I chose 4 designs of the paper, measured and cut paper to fit inside the 3 largest boxes and also to fit  the flat side of the smallest box. I also cut strips of paper to wrap around 3 sides of each box and the insides to each box.  I find that these boxes vary a bit in size, so it is best to measure each of the boxes as you go so that you get the paper measured and cut to fit.  I sponged all the paper pieces in this project with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.


Top box: the inside is lined with 3 of the playing cards, just choose the 3 you like best.  I used strips of chipboard, placed them on the back of each card so that I could add dimension within the box.  Glue the 3 cards into place.

Largest box: I cut the image out to fit, added Bazzill Tangerine Blast brads around the outside of the box. I cut off the prongs as I wanted only the circle to embellish the sides of this box.  Next, I sponged a strip of cheesecloth with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I wanted this to look a little bit grungy.  I glued this into the box, added a bit of shredded paper and the a pumpkin from the Idea-ology Pumpkin Pieces in the right hand corner. I also added a couple skeleton head beads around the pumpkin.

Smallest box: I covered it and them cut out the Hallowe’en in Wonderland playing card.  Added a strip of chipboard to the back and glued it to the box.  I added some of the word stickers from the sticker sheet.

For the final box, I used one of the stickers from the sticker sheet, added chipboard and placed it in the box to give dimension.  I cut out the cat, witch and pumpkins and glued them to the box.  These also add great dimension to the project.

Once all of the boxes are done, I glued them together into the configuration in the photos.  I used Scotch liquid glue to hold them all together.

Using a Wink of Stella Brush in Shimmer Orange, I added detail to some of the orange areas.  This adds a nice sparkle in just the right places! It’s hard to tell in the pics, but the shimmer is there!  I also found the little spider in my stash, added some black stickles to him to make him sparkle. Yes, spiders have to sparkle too!

This completes my Hallowe’en In Wonderland configuration box project.  I hope you like it and if you want to create one come see us at the store and we will help you find all of the supplies!

See you at my next post!


No Tricks, Just Treats – with Tina

Hello, Tina here to share a couple of simple treat boxes and a how-to with you.

Here is a side view…

The box part is a 6 x 6 inch square, scored at 2 1/2′ and 3 1/2″.

Turn and score 1″ on each side.  Then you just make 2 cuts on both sides.

Fold it up and it is a box.


Here is a visual…

To complete the box, I simply added two strips of cardstock to the font and the back, and decorated them!  Don’t you love that cool witch die from Little B?

My second box uses the same box base but this time I made the box smaller than the decoration.

Here is a s side view!

The smaller box is a 5 inch square, scored at 2″ and 3″, turned, scored, and cut the same way.

Using this simple box design, you can create all kinds of treat boxes!

Trick or Treat!

Happy Stamping!