Holiday Journey – Sneak Peeks!

Come and have a magical and creative weekend with Maya Road and The Crafty Scrapper with MnTs, food, 3 classes and crop time! Want all the details? Check it out here!

Ready for a sneak peek of the projects?

Caroline – Organize in style with a fun Maya Road Card Catalog With Tags! We will be using photo play papers and creating something you can document each day’s memories.

Carolyn – This year I am excited about doing 3 altered projects and a bonus one. We will be altering a 8×8 linen canvas, a 8×10 chunky canvas and a Maya Road 8×8 pallet to display your holiday memories. There will be lots of holiday ideaology, Maya Road goodies and of course lots of inky, painty techniques…you wouldn’t expect anything else from me!

Gena – I’m so excited to be teaching again at the Holiday Journey!  ​This year I will be creating an album using the Echo Park A Perfect Christmas. It will be a perfect​ album to share your special Christmas memories. I will have flips, pockets and loaded with Maya Road goodies.

 

Hurry we are almost sold out of this event!

Bewitched with Angela Medina

Halloween is just around the corner and on the blog today we have a bewitching project!

For details on this AMAZING project by Angela head over to her BLOG for a description and more pictures!

 

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

How about this cooler weather! i know I’m loving it!

Yesterday we celebrated our fearless leader’s birthday…

Be sure and wish her a Happy Birthday when you see her!

Classes this week…

On Saturday we have 4 GREAT classes!

Carolyn is teaching her Trick or Treat Halloween Plaque…

Gena is teaching her September Faith Journaling at 10:30 and her BOO banner at 2:30…

Tina is teaching her 6×6 Christmas Card Bonanza…..

You can find all the details on our EVENTS page… just give us a call 972-923-3151 at the store to sign up!

Trick Or Treat Card with Lori

Hi Everyone,

Today I have for you a super cute Halloween Card!

I have recently been playing with some of the new Halloween dies from Tim Holtz.  One of my favorites is of this silouette that was originally a stamp and has now been made into a thinlet die.

I used black cardstock to form a gatefold style card for the base.  Using the TH idea-ology Kraft-Stock paper pad, I cut paper to fit each of the sections of the folded card.  Before attaching the polka dot paper, I sponged around the edges in Walnut Stain Distress Ink to “vintage” it up a little!

 

I cut out all of the images from the thinlet set.  The Trick or Treat and the bats are all in this same thinlet collection. I cut out an additional “OR” from the Trick or Treat thinlet and added it on top of the main image just to make it pop! I cut out an additional umbrella top out of the polka dot cardstock to make this piece pop too!  The siloutte piece is added to the back of a strip of black cardstock also layered with a piece of the polka dot kraft stock and attached to each end of the card!

I think this is a “wow” card especially with this siloutte of the Trick or Treaters! It really shows them off!

Another awesome thing about this card is it folds flat and fits in a regular A2 size envelope so that you can drop it in the mail to your favorite Trick or Treaters!!

I hope you enjoy my card.  All of the supplies used are available to purchase at The Crafty Scrapper. Come see us, we will be happy to help you find the supplies.

See you at my next post!

 

Lori

Holiday Journey 2017

Signups are happening NOW – Don’t miss out on this AWESOME event!

 

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 3rd – 5th, 2017. 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 on Saturday and Sunday!

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 $225 – you will get the following:
  • Fun Goody Bag (worth at least $60 with some special exclusives inside)
  • 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 Saturday night and Sunday afternoon (til closing)
  • 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 or pay on line to reserve your space or you can come in to the store to pay and sign up.  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? 
We have 3 amazing classes from Carolyn Ross, Gena Glover and Caroline Lau. Lots of fun Holiday Themed Projects!

Gena – I’m so excited to be teaching again at the Holiday Journey!

​This year I will be creating
an album using the Echo Park A Perfect Christmas. It will be a perfect​ album to share your special Christmas memories. I will have flips, pockets and loaded with Maya Road goodies.

Caroline – Organize in style with a fun Maya Road Card Catalog With Tags! We will be using photo play papers and creating something you can document each day’s memories.

Carolyn – This year I am excited about doing 3 altered projects and a bonus one. We will be altering a 8×8 linen canvas, a 8×10 chunky canvas and a Maya Road 8×8 pallet to display your holiday memories. There will be lots of holiday ideaology, Maya Road goodies and of course lots of inky, painty techniques…you wouldn’t expect anything else from me!

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 – 6:00 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 $69.  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

Road Trip Album with Ginger

Hello friends. 

I did this cute little album and I hope you love it as much as I did making it.  This album came together so quickly!

These papers are from Authentique!  On the first page I cut out the license into strips and weaved them onto the album.  It took awhile but the effect was perfect!

As you can see this is such a small album but it was a lot of fun to create.  Each page has a small tag for mat for you to place your photo onto.  Hope you enjoyed seeing this and please go to The Crafty Scrapper you will find all the items I used on the back of this album.

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It’s a new week and we have another set of great classes coming up at The Crafty Scrapper! New classes are continuing to be added so be sure and watch Facebook and website for details!

On Tuesday evening Carolyn will be teaching her Distress Oxide Class…

Gena will also be teaching her Faith Journaling class on Tuesday evening…

Have you check out the blog from last week?

Anita Scroggins will be at the Pinners conference teaching a great Etching class. Our friends from Maya Road will also be there… be sure to go by and say hello!

Erica also had a GREAT projects using one collection 3 ways! Be sure and take a look!

Have a GREAT week and we hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

One Collection, Two Ways with Erica

Hello! It’s Erica, and today I’m sharing two cards I made using Authentique’s “Always” collection, which has beautiful papers and images for wedding projects.

First up, is a wedding card I made using the Authentique papers (Always Two and Four), layered with some vintage papers to give this card a vintage, classic feel. I used an image from the collection (Always Seven) as the focal point, and added ribbon, tulle, stitching, and a flower.

Let’s take a closer look at those layers. Vintage sheet music, dress pattern tissue, and wallpaper give an aged look.

So, I promised two ways, right? Well, here is another card I made, using the same collection, with a completely different look.

This card uses papers from the same collection (Three and Four) that I paired with a Tim Holtz paper doll. On this card,  you would never know these papers were created for a wedding collection. It’s a great way to use up your papers, or to look at a traditional collection in a new light.

Soon we’ll be sharing autumn and holiday projects…it’s right around the corner!

 

Etching Fun at Pinners Conference Dallas

Hi everyone, it’s Anita from the Flamingo Chronicals and I will be a presenter at the Pinners Conference Dallas again this year.I am super excited about this fun project and the skills you will learn during the class.

My Class is GLASS ETCHING at 4:30 on Friday afternoon. We are going to have so much fun! Once you learn the basics of glass etching, nothing will hold you back. There are so many amazing ways to use glass etching to personalize gifts, home decor, Christmas items,, the list is endless!  We will also be working with Deco Foil from Therm O Web learning how to make these sparkly flowers. Who doesn’t need more sparkly flowers in their life?? The class fee is $10 for the kit and you can pre purchase on the Pinners website. There will be limited walk in spots available the day of, but last year almost all the classes sold out, so don’t wait!

I have some great sponsors for this class,,,, which means GREAT DOOR PRIZES!

We will be giving away some fun things from:

  • Therm O Web
  • Deflecto Crafts
  • Heidi Swapp
  • Leisure Arts
  • Sakura Pens
  • and a few more!

Be sure to use the code FLAMINGO (not case sensitive) to receive a discount on your tickets! 

 I can’t wait to see you there! Grab your friends and make it a girl’s weekend. This was such a fun event last year; classes, shopping, and demos. We are going to have an amazing time again this year.

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Last week we announced that signups have opened for the Christmas Carousel. You can find all the details on the EVENTS page… hurry and sign up it will up fast!

Classes this week at the store….

On Saturday, Carolyn will be teaching her Mixed Media Canvas and her Camper Canvas…

Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!

 

Take A Ride on The Christmas Carousel

Join us for a ride on the Christmas Carousel!  Space is limited to 50 attendees for November 18th 2017. Join us on Saturday and get your Christmas crafting off to a good start with 5 one hour classes and a catered lunch, in a Christmas Carousel style.

1. Tell Us About This Christmas Carousel With The Crafty Scrapper: 
Join us for a ride on the Christmas Carousel!  Space is limited to 50 attendees for November 18th, 2017.  Join us on Saturday and get your Christmas crafting off to a good start with 5 one hour classes and a catered lunch, in a Christmas Carousel style!

2. What Is The Cost For The Event And What Is Included In The Price?
The cost is $75 – you will get the following:
  • Five – 1 hour Holiday Classes
  • Catered lunch and drinks and snacks throughout the day
  • Special Deals only Available to Christmas Carousel Attendees
  • 10% discount on your purchases that day
3. How Many Will Be Attending? 
This is a small engagement we are limiting to 50 only. First come first serve!
4. When Do Sign-Ups Start?
NOW! Call the store at (972) 923-3151, pay online or come to the store to reserve your space. Please have your credit card ready to pay for your reservation.
5. Tell Me About The Classes? 
Class projects will be at the store soon, and a sneak peek will be revealed of each class by October 1st. But for now here are description from each designer.
  • Carolyn Ross – A Retro Christmas Canvas – When I saw Steven Duncans NEW Christmas collection from Carta Bella and Tim Holtz NEW Christmas dies I knew what I wanted to do. Texture paste, stencils and different mediums, we will be transforming a 8×8 linen canvas panel into a fun piece to showcase your favorite Christmas photo for the holiday. This will make a great gift.
  • Gena Glover –  Snow Globe Photo Holder –Can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner! I’m excited to share my project with you, it is a wonderful decorating  piece or gift for your friends. We will be using the Tim Holtz mini jars to create a cute photo holder with a sweet Christmas tree in the jar. I can’t wait to create with you!
  • Lori Souter – A Very Merry Christmas Keepsake Journal – Using the new Carta Bella, A Very Merry Christmas, we will be creating an adorable keepsake Christmas Journal/Photo book for you to record your holiday memories. This paper is a throwback to a simpler time that you are going to love!
  • Melody Winston – Magical Tiny Houses – I am so excited about the holiday season with cooler weather, hot cocoa, and Christmas Carousel. We will be making charming tiny houses with sparkle, classic charm and wonderful holiday embellishments.  Join me in making Tim Holtz Tiny Houses into a magical ornament or a beautiful decorative piece..
  • Angela Medina – Old Jalopy Wooden Christmas Tag – This is the Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Wooden Tag (5 1/2″ x 10″). The background is done with various collage techniques using Distress Oxide Inks, Collage medium and Tim Holtz Stencils. Various embellishments include Tim Holtz ephemera, Old Jalopy, Pine Tree, Jingles, word bands, various ribbons and Christmas picks.
7. What Does The Schedule Look Like?
Here is a tentative look at the schedule for the day. All Events Will Happen At The Crafty Scrapper.
9:45-10:00am – check in
10:00-11:00am – 1st ride on the Carousel
11:15-12:15pm – 2nd ride on the Carousel
12:15-1:30pm – Catered Lunch
1:30-2:30pm – 3rd ride on the Carousel
2:45-3:45pm – 4th ride on the Carousel
4:00pm-5:00pm – 5th ride on the Carousel
5:00-6:00pm – shop and visit
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. Kits will have colored instructions.
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 $69 + tax.  To reach them call – (469) 517-1600
10. Will I need to bring supplies?
Space is limited so no rolling totes will be allowed. Carry totes that will fit on the table or under your chair are fine and your supplies needed are small. As I get our supply list from each teacher we will update the list on the website.
  • non stick craft sheet
  • your favorite wet and dry adhesive (scor-tape)
  • scissors
  • sander
  • blending tool with extra foam
THATS ALL!

call the store 972-923-3151

Paula Cheney Classes

Good morning Ladies,
I am so excited to announce Paula Cheney is coming back twice this year! Her workshops are amazing and she is a great instructor. If you cannot make it you can order a kit.Paula always debuts her Christmas classes at our store, and this year she will be teaching her Halloween class ONLY at our store. Due to the NEW ideaology not being shown until Tim Holtz LIVE facebook post on Wednesday September 13th, I cannot show the Christmas workshops until that afternoon.

SIGN UP STARTS…Tuesday September 12th @ 10am
If you asked to be put on a list for her classes please call and pay by the end of the day on Tuesday, due to a BIG demand for her classes we cannot hold it pass then.

All workshops must be paid in full to reserve your spot and are non refundable. If the event sales out and we have a waiting list we can sell your spot, with a 10% fee if paid with credit card.

Coming from out of town? We have a corporate rate with Comfort Suites in Waxahachie for $69.00 + tax, call 469-517-1600 and ask for the Crafty Scrapper rate.

I have been a “maker” all my life.  Sewing, stamping, paper arts, I love it all.  Creating and teaching is a passion for me, whether it is in the classroom or on my blog, One Lucky Day  www.oneluckyday.net. where I regularly share technique tutorials, DIY projects, and my junking adventures.

I am also the Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands, a dream job if there ever was one.  I have the opportunity to work with Tim, contribute to his brands, teach with his products and work with designers that create samples for the brands.  

On a personal note, I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband, Jay.  I love to travel to new places to look for old junk and am willing to pack a bag at a moment’s notice.  On an ordinary day you can find me working away in my craft room with the windows wide open and music playing in the background.  It’s a wonderful life.

Wicked $70
Friday October 20th 5:30-8:30pm


Witches, apothecary bottles, old bones, a spooky skulls make a an utterly fun Halloween Shadowbox that will delight for years to come.

Class Supply list
scissors – Tim Holtz red handled scissors are recommended
small sharp scissors
tweezers (very helpful)
wet wipes – you will need a good size package if taking more than one class
small paper trimmer (4 x 4” paper will be used)
sanding block
apron

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP PICTURES WILL NOT BE SHOWN UNTIL THE AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH AFTER THE NEW TIM HOLTZ IDEAOLOGY IS REVEILED LIVE ON HIS FB PAGE.

Christmas Wish $125
Saturday October 21st 9am-2pm

This configuration of nostalgic holiday scenes will be sure to evoke the spirit of Christmas in all who see it; Santa even makes an appearance! The lovely scene is built on a 12 x 12” custom foundation and the addition of wood boxes, holiday paper, trinkets and even mini lights make for an unforgettable keepsake.  This kit is PACKED with product including a full set of idea-ology Letterpress.  And as always, the kit comes delightfully packaged.

Class Supply list
scissors – Tim Holtz red handled scissors are recommended
small sharp scissors
tweezers (very helpful)
small needle nose pliers (optional)
wet wipes – you will need a good size package if taking more than one class
small paper trimmer (8” paper will be used)
an old small paintbrush to be used for glue could be helpful (optional)
sanding block
apron

Merriment Tag $70
Saturday October 21st 3:30-6:30pm

Create this festive 8 x 14” hardboard Etcetera Tag using new idea-ology Christmas paper, Quote Chips, and lots of seasonal findings.  The mixed media background has the look of a vintage quilt and makes for the perfect backdrop for new stamps and stencils from Stampers Anonymous.  The large tag can be displayed on an easel or hung.

Class Supply list
scissors – Tim Holtz red handled scissors are recommended
tweezers (very helpful)
wet wipes – you will need a good size package if taking more than one class
small paper trimmer (4 x 4” paper will be used)
sanding block
apron