Sending Love with Amy

Hi y’all, Amy here with a quick project!

This one is a great one if you need a little crafting therapy but are short on time. Sometimes I need those when I need some paper therapy but don’t have a ton of time for paint to dry, complicated techniques, etc.


The base is the Tim Holtz Idealogy Mini Clipboard. I covered it front and back with Webster’s Pages “Places to Go”. I loved the “Sending You Love” message and wanted to tie together that concept with the stamps. Once that was done, I only had to add layers of flowers and a little Maya Road trinket!

Go see the gals down at The Crafty Scrapper. They have all the goodies you need for this one!

Happy Scrappin’!


This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It has been a whirlwind of a week at TCS! Tuesday we had sign ups for Tim Holtz classes in July… It was CRAZY! We can’t wait until June when Wendy arrives and then Tim in July!!

We finished the week with 25 women celebrating National Scrapbook Day at  Our House In Milford. Thank you to Angie and Anne for the wonderful hospitality and Carolyn for the great prizes, class kit and make-n-takes. It was a special weekend of friends and making memories.

What’s new at the store this week?


New stamps by Impression Obsession!


New Stencils….


New stamps!

What’s happening this week at TCS?

Carolyn’s Mother’s Day Canvas….

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New classes have been added to the website… Be sure and check it out HERE

If you missed the April Faith Journaling class another class has been added. To sign up for any of our classes, you can sign in online or just give us a call at the store 972-923-3151!

Have a great week!

Beneath The Sea Treasure Box by Erica

Hello! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing a mystical treasure box that I created using papers from Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection along with a G45 ATC Book Box that I altered.

First, I prepped my box by cutting a window in the front so you can peer inside at the treasure it holds. I added a design to the front using embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I painted the box using a mix of Tim Holtz sprays and paints to achieve a weathered, watery effect. Once my box was prepped, it was ready for embellishing!

I started by fussy cutting several of the designs from the steampunk-mermaid-inspired papers. Then I started layering the paper embellishments with shells, Petaloo flowers, and Maya Road metal embellishments.

Here is a look at the book’s spine – more fussy cut papers and shells. I also added touches of Stickles to glitz up everything.

What’s inside this treasure box? Why, a mini tag book of course! I started with a 12×12 sheet of Bazzill paper that I painted, inked, stamped, and then folded into a mini book with pockets, just perfect for holding a collection of tags.

Here is a look at one of the pages inside.

And just a few of the tags I created using more of the beautiful Graphic 45 papers and various ribbons and embellishments.

For even more photos and details on this project, be sure to visit my blog:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

Wanna Be On Vacation! flip album with Amy

Hi y’all, Amy here with a reminder that summer is (thankfully) coming! I am always so glad when summer papers start coming to the store because I usually get the chance to reflect on vacations past as well as remind myself how many days are left until I get to tune the world out for a precious seven days with my kids. Since my kids are getting older (one is getting married in less than two months), these summer vacations are so important to me.

 Bo Bunny has a fun line this spring called Beach Therapy. The pattern, the colors, the words- they take you to sunshine and summertime.


 I used a Tim Holtz Idealogy Flip Frame as the base for this project. I used alcohol inks to change the base color of the frame, leaning more towards the yellows and oranges for that sunshine feel.

 I kept all the inside pages simple, a few pictures with memories journaled on the back of each page. This page was my favorite. There are places I long to be that are truly paradise….far away from work, cell phones, computers, and day to day life. I only get to visit once in a while, but when I do….

 Go see the girls down at The Crafty Scrapper, they will help you get your summer on.

 Happy Scrappin’!


Look Who Is Coming….



We are excited to have Tim come teach his Creative Chemistry LIVE & The Artful Assemblage workshops July 15th ~ 17th.

Sign-ups will begin tomorrow,  April 26th at 8am. Both classes are going to be offered each day. We will be taking sign-ups at the store and by phone starting at 8am April 26th. Please do not call to sign up before than, we want to make it fair for everyone. When signing up make sure you know what session you want, if calling have your credit card ready. All classes must be paid in full, no refunds or cancelations. If you cannot attend, a class kit will be provided (not including any paints, inks, mediums or stamps that are used during class).

Tim Holtz is the Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints, and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge paper crafting products. Tim has also teamed up with various key companies like Advantus/idea-ology, Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix/Alterations, Tonic Studios, and Westminster Fabrics to bring unique product collections that work hand in hand…


As a well known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of distress techniques and philosophy of embracing imperfection. He truly lives his motto to live the life you’ve imagined and enjoy the journey…

“In a world where the moments of our lives can be captured and created in art of the everyday, it’s important it reflects our own unique personality. Finding just the right objects and tools to use are most important. Whatever your artistic vision is, exploring the imaginative is a chance for our creativity to escape understanding. Remember life isn’t about finding yourself – life is about creating yourself…”  -tim

“Creative Chemistry-LIVE”  $85
Friday July 15th 9:00am – 1:00pm session #1
Saturday July 16th 9:00am – 1:00pm session #2
Sunday July 17th 9:00am – 1:00pm  session #3

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between many of Ranger’s inks,paints, and mediums, as well as the “science” behind what makes them work?Creative Chemistry-LIVE is based on my popular online workshop series Creative Chemistry 101/102. This workshop will give you the chance to experiment hands-on and learn a selection of techniques from this series including a few from the upcoming Creative Chemistry 103. This is not your typical project based class, but rather a creative exploration where our main objective is the mastering of technique. We will focus on creating technique tag swatches with step by step instruction labels and assemble them in a Worn Cover Composition Book for a technique reference journal to use throughout your creative journey…

“The Artful Assemblage”  $95
Friday  July 15th 3:00pm – 6:00pm session #1
Saturday -July 16th 3:00pm – 6:00pm  session #2
Sunday -July 17th 3:00pm – 6:00pm  session #3

From grunge to shabby, there are so many ways to express your creative styles.Get ready to embark on a colorful adventure using the latest additions to the Distress product line including Crayons and Collage Medium. We will create a framed artful assemblage with vintage-style imagery, ephemera, eclectic findings, and layered textures. Let your imagination wander into a world of whimsy as you create a unique masterpiece and discover a different kind of Distress…

Remember 8am April 26th are sign-ups, call 972-923-3151 or
come by 108 South Rogers Street

This week at The Crafty Scrapper

Happy Monday! What a great weekend at the Crafty Scrapper! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Dina for an AMAZING weekend of creating art! We love you and can’t wait until your next visit!

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Be sure and check out the videos from her classes on Facebook!

What’s new this week at the Crafty Scrapper?

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New Graphic 45 Staples and Tags!

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New Spellbinder stamps, dies and embossing folders!

Classes happening this week…

Gena’s faith Journaling on Tuesday still has a couple of spots open.

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Tina has her card class on Wednesday and Saturday…


You can find details on all our classes here… just give the store a call to sign up!

Explore, Dream,. Discover with Ginger

I was given these beautiful papers and embellishments from the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I love them all.  These two photos are my children and grandchildren.  The 3 photos  at the top left are my sweet grandchildren.

Please see the close-ups!

Please visit The Crafty Scrapper and you will find this layout.  On the back I have listed all the items that I used.

Thanks for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Crazy About Texas Tag……

Hi, Carolyn here!

Today I want to share how to make this cute little tag we did for ladies night out this month. Remember the 2nd Thursday of the month the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants participate in a ladies night 5-8pm. Everyone offers a special, The Crafty Scrapper offers a free MNT, dessert, wine and 1 item 40% off.

I took a #5 tag, spritzed it with water, walnut stain spray, scattered straw spray and Wendy Vecchi’s new metallic mist. Dry with heat tool and stamp Texas cities background stamp with black archival ink onto tag.

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Stamp the flag, cowboy hat and crazy bird onto water color paper with black archival ink. Using clean color pens and a water brush, color in images. Cut out, ink and glue to tag.

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Loving these Texas themed stamps from Texana Design.  You can now find a big selection of them at The Crafty Scrapper.

We are starting a series of card classes called “Crazy for Texas” starting in May. More info coming this week.

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Have a great week,






This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

Happy Monday! I hope you had a GREAT weekend despite all the rain!

Have you checked out the videos Carolyn has been posting on Facebook from Boston? If not you need to check it out!

Look at what arrived at the store this week…


This BEAUTIFUL new line Cottage Rose from Kaisercraft.

This would make a lovely Mother’s Day project!


This great new boy line by Authentique!

What is happening at the Crafty Scrapper this week? Dina Wakley is BACK!! We are so excited to have our sweet friend and super talented artist back with us!

You can see the details on her classes HERE! Even if it shows sold out on-line give the store a call if you would like to signup… 972-923-3151

Have a GREAT week!!!

Stand Up Flip Photo Display with Lori

Hello Everyone!  Happy Friday (even though it is tax day!) Today I want to share with you a Stand Up Flip Photo Display.  This is something that I made using only scraps from the Layered Frame project that I did a few weeks ago.  I hate keeping scraps, but I hate to throw them a way!  So this is a way to make something cute with scraps!!

Supplies:Echo Park-SPRING, 12 X 12 Paper Collection, Element Sheet Bazzil Apple Green and Pink Textured Card Stock Maya Road Tulle Flower, Craft Twine, Black/White Baker’s Twine Pearl Trim, Pearl Beads

For the Side Pieces:Cut Apple Green Card Stock 3″ x 9″, 2 pcs.  Cut Pink Card Stock 2 7/8″ X 8 7/8″, 2 pieces. Cut SPRING paper 2 3/4″ X 8 3/4″, 2 pieces. Layer apple green, pink and SPRING pieces together for each side piece.


For the Inside Pieces:Cut two pieces of Apple Green Card Stock 3″ X 12″.  From the 12″ side, score 3″-6″-9″ with 2 pieces. These will be the top and bottom fold out pieces. Fold on score lines.Cut a third piece of Apple Green Card Stock 2 1/2″ X 12 and score 2 1/4″-3″-6″-9″-9 3/4″.  This will be the middle fold out piece. Fold on score lines.Attach inside pieces to the side pieces.


The SPRING paper can be cut into 3 x 3 squares to fit into each of the spaces in between the score lines on the top and bottom row. You will need 14 of these squares. Layer photos or stickers from the SPRING sheet to each of the squares.The SPRING paper for the middle row can be cut at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. You will need 2 of these squares.  The pink card stock pieces for the end square is cut at 2″ x 2 1/4″, 2 pieces.  These pieces can be used for journaling. Embellish with tulle flowers, pearl trim, pearl beads and twine for a super cute and “scraps”  project!


See you at my next post!

New Tim Holtz Stamps

Hello Crafty Scrappers!
Just a heads up that the new and latest release of Tim’s Stamper’s Anonymous Stamps will be at the store sometime this week. They are full of Tim’s signature vintage style, and Anita Houston, The Artful Maven, has a tutorial on her blog of a project you can do with them. If you want to pop on over there…just follow this link.
Call the store to preorder your stamps today!
New Stamps Sharp Distressed Man Cards

From 12 x 12 to a Mini! with Tina

Hello, Tina here, to share a mini book made with just one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base!

Adding travel designer papers from Authentique’s Collection: Explore made it complete.

 Here is an opened view…

(Did you see I actually filled it with some photos?)


 And here is the look from the backside to show you the spine,


 Now, are you ready for the instructions?

 1. Score at 1 1/2″, 6″ and 10 1/2″.

2. Turn and score at 3″. 6″, and 9″.

3. Rotate back and cut along 6 inch score line to the last horizontal score line.

See photo below…


 4. You now fold one side of the cut line back and forth, accordion style. And fold down the other half, again back and forth. In the end, it will look like the below photo.

Use tape to secure the openings, decorate and add a paper spine and ribbon to close.

Check out my mini the next time you are at our favorite scrapbook store!

Happy Stamping!