Valentine Challenge Winners

Today is the day that we announce our 3 winners of our Valentine Challenge AND a shopping gift card to The Crafty Scrapper! We loved all of the entries and thank everyone who participated!




Day #13 Valentine Challenge

Customer Entry #3

Customer Entry #4

Customer Entry #5

Paper scrapbooking has been my passion for more than 20 years, but I am really trying to step out of my comfort zone and do more mixed media art.  When this challenge presented itself, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to try it!  My daughter’s wedding took place on January 4, so what better photos to highlight in a “love” display?!

Customer names are being withheld pending announcing the winners of our Valentine Challenge contest tomorrow!

Thank you to our customer’s who participated and created beautiful Valentine projects!

Day #13 Valentine Challenge

Customer #3 Entry

“Love is in the Air” music box. The music box plays a piece from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. See the attached photo for the story. All the flowers are handmade. The white ballerina is dancing with 6 swans (7 Swans a-swimming) on a heart doily background. The side with the pink ballerina features sheet music from Swan Lake. The swans have feathers on their tails. 

Day #12 Valentine Challenge

Customer Entry #2


My entry for the challenge was inspired by a book given to me by my Grandmother on the day I got married.  It was called the wife’s handbook.  I was horrified but I knew she had given it to me out of Love.  So I created the Book of Love in her memory.  I used Patina Pain to age the book, a vignette panel as the cover and vignette boxes as the chapters. Each chapter is preceded by a familiar valentines message, the lost relative pictures and the book mark depicts a young girls vision of love and romance.

Customer names on the challenge projects are being withheld until February 14th win the gift certificate winners are announced!

Day #11 Valentine Challenge

Our First Customer Entry

I wanted to use the pieces in a different way than their actual purpose.  I also love making dolls of all sorts, so I saw arms in the small frame and wings on the board piece.  I used metal foil embossed and colored with alcohol inks and adhered to box.

Our customers have been invited to participate in our fun Valentine Challenge. No names will be attached to the photos of the next 3 days of posting as all of the projects entered will be voted on and winners announced on our Valentine’s Day post! Gift Certificates to The Crafty Scrapper will be awarded to the winners! Good Luck to everyone!

Day #10 Valentine Challenge by Carolyn

Hi everyone, Carolyn here, late as usual!

I started with a 9×12 burlap canvas panel and a really old doily I had. I collaged it on and then using texture paste and a couple of stencils I added a saying and some tiny hearts to the frame.

I am in LOVE with Tim Holtz new large stem die and the wallflower stems. I used distress oxides to color them and splattered water on them. Then I arranged them like they were in a vase. The vase is another stencil from Donny Downy and texture paste.

For the background of the canvas I used linen and pink paint from Finnabair and did a wash. Then I applied vintage gold wax to highlight the texture from the doily and stencil words. The frame I used ground espresso (my favorite) to bring out the stenciled hearts and give a vintage look. I used distress pens to color the brides bouquet. I added charms in the corner of the frame, love my charms!

And finally my vignette box. I covered it with the worn wallpaper from Ideao-logy and painted some die cut hearts for the background. I painted the little girl with alcohol inks, she is walking her little dog Coco. Then I added a arrow inked with gold alcohol mixative to the top and one of the vignette frames.

I hope you enjoy! Remember ALL the challenges are at the shop and the supplies to make most of them. Some of us did add a few one of a kind vintage things.

The next few days will be devoted to the customers that entered the challenge with us. We will reveal the names and winners on Valentines Day!

We LOVE our customers!

Day #9 Valentine Challenge by Anita

It’s Anita Houston, The Artful Maven, and I was thrilled to have been asked to participate in the Valentine Challenge. Thank you so much for having me again. I have more pictures and step outs of how I made this Valentine Vignette Chocolate Box, using the five pieces of  Tim Holtz Idea-ology as stated for the challenge on my blog if you care to have a look. AND…I used a ton more…like my whole stash I think. If you haven’t already, please follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Have a wonderful loved filled Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

Day #8 Valentine Challenge by Paula Cheney

We are so honored to have Paula Cheney join our Valentine Challenge. Paula is one special lady. She is extremely talented and is one of the nicest women we know. The challenge that Paula created is absolutely beautiful and we have it in the store – so come by and take a look. Check out Paula’s blog for step-outs and details.

Day #7 Valentine Challenge by Laurie

Hey y’all Laurie here with February’s Challenge, hope you enjoy!
Paper Mache Heart

Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Buff and Ancient

crackle paint

Tim Holtz Vignette Box

Tim Holtz Baseboard Frame

Found relatives

Vignette Board



Day#6 Valentine Challenge by Angela

Til Death Do Us Part

This was a Designer Challenge issued to The Crafty Scrapper Design Team.  We were given the Tim Holtz Idea-ology frame, a found relative, vignette panel and box. We were asked to create something for the February challenge.  

Now ya’ll know my brain can be a little….”dark and twisty”.  I had just completed a sweet and romantic mini album, so I walked around my studio and the farm, trying to find a bit of inspiration. The only thing that kept coming into my head was this project idea.  I have been playing around with alot of Finnabair products, so I knew I wanted to include those too.  I hope that you don’t find this too dark and twisty, and that you will look beyond the title and enjoy the techniques.

I covered the canvas with Finnabair’s soft matte gel medium and placed Tim Holtz’s Collage Tissue Paper over the canvas.  This is the coolest product!!  It picks up color and texture, so awesome.

The coffin, panel box, vignette box and frame with Finnabair’s Rust Effects. I kept playing with the colors until I liked what I saw.  The Idea-ology letters, pearl necklace and faux diamond, were also adhered with the soft matte gel medium.

A piece of lace, pearls and flowers were added to the back ground of the box. I made a small block, out of a piece of cardstock…this was to pop up the wedding picture.  I didnt glue the baby on the frame until very last.

I started with an 8×10 blank canvas, the challenge items, a Tim Holtz coffin vignette, letters, Sandra Everston’s Relics and Artifacts and laid out my basic idea.

I covered the items with black heavy gesso, let it dry and used the Rust Effects on the coffin (all of the colors)… simulate mud and rust.  The letters are rubbed with Green Brocade Pearl Wax.

The letters here were rubbed with a copper pearl wax.
The wing is painted with heavy black gesso, followed by pearl wax rub and the heart is painted with heavy black gesso and rust effects, followed by a pearl wax rub.

Just look at the texture that the collage paper picked up, from the grain of the canvas!  I also used white gesso on the metal tag and wiped it, to get it into the debossed areas.

The individual pieces were adhered with Beacon 3-in-1 or Helmar Craft 450 glue.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed the details!

Day#5 Valentine Challenge by Melody

I decided to dedicate my Valentine’s vignette to my sisters.  I have four sisters to be exact.  In this project I used Valentine paper,  and decorative tape inside and around the Tim Holtz box. On the frame I turned it around, added paper, pearls and a flower. On the panel I used Valentine paper, tape, charm and sister quote.  I attached the panel to the box with decorative tape.  On the top of the box I added ribbon, and flowers.  I hope you enjoy my Valentine to my sisters.