Spooky Night Layout with Ginger

Hello my friends.  It’s Ginger here today to share a new layout with you.

It is nearly one month until Halloween and I could not resist these gorgeous papers by Bella Blvd. – Halloween Magic Collection.  I found this photo of my grandson Logan and it really goes well with these papers.

I used glass gel beads with orange paint and put around outside of the green paper.  The texture turned out so great for it stands up and sparkles.  I used many techniques, ink sprays, modeling paste, stencils, ribbons, and used lots of flowers.  I curled the ribbon around the photo and added pearls.
Please see below a closer look at the details.
Thank you for looking and hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper.  You will find this layout with the items I used listed on the back.
Hugs –


Our Precious Baby Layout with Patty

 Hi everyone! It’s Patty again with a layout that I created for The Crafty Scrapper design team.
 For this project, I painted, masked, inked, punched, and then painted some more. It is so rewarding to make embellishments and paper your own by changing them to look the way you want or need for a particular project. If you haven’t done any painting on layouts, try this enjoyable technique. Carolyn has a lot of products for making your work shine, so check them out the next time you’re in the store.
You can see that these flowers are by Maya Road and Prima, but they don’t look anything like the manufacturer intended. That is where creativity and inspiration come in. I love the way a little gesso and paint bring out the texture in many products! Now, you try  a little gesso and acrylic, or perhaps gesso and inks or mists. Just let the gesso dry first before applying the next layer.


Even if you think you’re not a painter, put your grubbiest t-shirt on and break out the paint! You will enjoy the end product so much more and your family will be amazed, I promise!


Products never have to appear on your projects the way you see them in the package. Make your work truly yours. Circles punched from the paper and then inked and popped up for dimension  always add interest. Now, how easy is that?!!



Be sure to stop by The Crafty Scrapper to see this layout and the creative work of other
design team members to get inspiration for your own work.
 Enjoy the creative expression!
 See you next time.

Seeing Green all over the store!

Hey Crafty Scrappers! It’s Gena and by now I am sure most of you know that we are making a move! Well, we want to move as little as possible so we are marking down items throughout the store from now until we move. If you see a GREEN line on the price or barcode it is 50% off the original price!

Here is just a sample of some items we have already marked down…




Hope to see you soon!!


Brand New Lunch Box Kits Available!

Hi everyone!

Have you checked out our new Lunch Box Kits yet?

They are amazing and so fun. We have two new kits previewing today, be sure to get yours while they last. All four of the kits listed today have made custom die cuts included so your finished layouts will look spectacular.

The Boo Crew Preview

First up is The Boo Crew 12 X 12 Double Page kit for $15. Remember, all Lunch Box Kits come complete with everything you need to assemble the layout, and all the pieces are PRE- CUT! Just add adhesive.

School Days Preview

We also have a super cute Back to School Lunch Box Kit.

Believe in the Season Preview

We have limited quantities of the Believe in The Season Lunch Box Kit still available.

Too Cute To Spook Preview

And a few of the Too Cute To Spook kits are still up for grabs as well.

Stop by or call the store to get your kits- you will love them, we promise!

New kits will be released twice a month, so stay tuned.

Anita S.

Unroll the Memories with Amy

 Hi  y’all, it’s Amy here with another exciting time in Crafty Scrapper land.

Another of my favorite things happened recently….Carolyn put up a tease on
Facebook that there was new Bo Bunny in the house! As usual, I came running!

I was so excited to find this particular line in my design team kit because those of you who follow me, know the kids and I have put some miles behind us this summer!! I am one worn out mama, but I have some great memories to put in the bank. We started our summer with a cruise out of Galveston.

The first thing I saw when I was looking over the embellies for this Bo Bunny paper line was a 35 mm camera roll unspooled chipboard. You guys know my 3D brain.  I immediately knew I wanted to make a life sized one! It was challenging, no doubt, but I loved the end result. I’m hoping you will too!

What could be a better title?  While I love the digital age, I miss the magical process of dropping a roll of film off to be developed, not quite knowing what you will get when you pick it up.

Here I used Maya Road letters and pins, a Momenta wood film strip, and the Bo Bunny Souvenir flowers and embellies in the background. The “filmstrip” of the book is grunge board painted with Dina Wakley’s Umber and then painstakingly hole punched to look like film!

The “camera roll” is covered in the Bo Bunny Double and Chevron paper. I left the book sort of loose so it always, no matter what position it was sitting in, gave off the film appearance. I elected to tie together the pages with ribbon to keep that loosey goosey feel to the book I was going for.

I love how when it’s unrolled it looks just like a roll of film! It’s not often I can make my hands create what I see so clearly in my mind. Each of the pages (front and back) were covered using the Souvenir paper and filled in with photos and the
Souvenir embellies and flowers.

Everything you need unroll your own memories can be found at The Crafty Scrapper!

Thanks for stopping by and….happy scrappin’!

Hugs, Amy

Sizzix Artist Eileen Hull Classes

We still have a few spaces left for the Eileen Hull Classes on Wednesday this week! If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?


Eileen grew up in a large family where there was always an art project in the works. Creative thinking was encouraged at a young age and for that she is eternally grateful.

Designing dies for Sizzix is her dream job because she loves to create in three dimensions. She discovered that books, folders and boxes were easy to make from leftover matboard but the problem was getting an accurate and consistent cut. She approached Sizzix with the idea of making a die that could cut and score thicker material like matboard and chipboard. And so in 2009, ScoreBoards™ dies came to be! Matboard is super sturdy and the perfect surface for ink, stamps, paint and mists.

At CHA 2014, Eileen launched a new line of inks with Clearsnap called ColorBox™ Blends. The multi-purpose inks are dispensed through a unique “no-mess” applicator and are available in ten colors.

Eileen is a Designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association and has served in various volunteer positions in the CHA Designer Section. She and her husband live outside of Washington, DC in their empty nest, but their four little birds are always flying back in for visits. The newest member of the family is Scotty, the vintage camper.


Eileen will be at the store on September 17, 2014 for ONE DAY ONLY and she will be teaching three amazing classes. Sign ups are already under way, so be sure to get your name on the list.


Metallic Bloom Box 10:00-12:30

$40  See supply list HERE


Create An Album 1:30 – 4:00

$35  See supply list HERE


Chunky Book 5:30 – 9:00pm

$50 See Supply list HERE


Contact the store or register right from the Events Page on our website!



Stashbusters Challenge #1 Winner

Hi Everyone!

It’s Anita S. here today and I totally forgot to draw a winner for our Stashbusters
Challenge!  I’m super embarrassed about that. With the garage sale going on and the launch of the Lunch Box Kits and the arrival of my super cute new granddaughter, it just kinda slipped through the cracks!

So, without further ado, the winner of our very first Stashbuster’s Challenge is



She did an amazing job using some items from her stash, and getting ready for the
upcoming Christmas season too.

Belinda please contact Gena at Gena@thecraftyscrapper.com with your address so you can collect your prize.

We will have a new challenge this Friday, so stay tuned!

Anita S.

Halloween Card with Tina

Hello, it is Tina here, with another fun and creative card for you!
As soon as I saw the spider paper from Authentique, I knew I wanted to play with an idea I saw of a 3D pumpkin.  Check out my card …

 The next photo taken from the side shows the dimension. To make the pumpkin, all you do is either die cut or punch six circles, each with a smaller circle cut out or punched out of the middle. Fold each in half and glue together.  Super simple.  Since it is just paper, it will fold flat for mailing.

Even though the main focus of my card is definitely the pumpkin, there are quite a number of other elements including a little spider web charm die from My Favorite Things, pretty ribbon and a sentiment on a punched tag.  Here is a close-up.

You can see the card in person and get all the supplies you need to make it at our favorite scrapbook store, The Crafty Scrapper!

Happy Stamping!


Commencement Ceremony Layout with Ginger

Hello to my scrapbooking friends!  I just finished this layout of my two
granddaughters with their parents.  The top photo is of my youngest granddaughter Paityn who just graduated to kindergarten The second photo is of Kenzie who just graduated to first grade.

I love these papers by Authentique -Faith Collection
and October Afternoon – Public Library Collection.
I used the cog / wheels frame but I cut in half so it would fit
perfectly around both of my photos.

I used various techniques – distress paint, inks, embossing,
modeling paste, sprays, etc. etc.

Please visit The Crafty Scrapper where you will find this layout.
On the back of this layout you will find all the items that I used.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Hugs- Ginger

Garage Sale Fun!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Scrapbook Hoarders Ultimate Garage Sale this past weekend. I am pretty sure that a great time was had by all!  There were bargains galore and quite a bit of merchandise changed hands. People started showing up HOURS, and I mean HOURS before the preview shopping on Friday night. Really, early afternoon people were coming in chomping at the bit to get in those rooms!

Here are a few photos of the event.


These ladies are the first in line every single time- now that is dedication!


We had stamps, and stamps, and stamps, and more stamps! I hope you managed to snag a few sets for yourself.


We always have so many great things to be altered in the Garage Sale,,,, just a reminder for next time!


Everyone was busy digging for good deals. So much to choose from.


There are always a lot of storage items in the sale.


Here is Queen Carolyn after a busy Friday night… it must be cupcake time ;)


Are you ready for the GARAGE SALE???

We are super busy getting ready for the Garage Sale this weekend!  Who is ready to find a bargain??  Here are a couple of photos from our last sale…


Everyone was ready and waiting to get in on Friday night!

This year early shopping is on Friday night, August 29th, 5pm- 10pm. Remember, if you want to do some early shopping on Friday night, a donation for the Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mother’s, Inc is needed to get you through the door.
See the list here.

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There was so much to choose from last time around- and there is some great stuff being brought in this time around too!

Shopping hours on Saturday are 10am- 5pm. Bring a friend! We won’t tell your husband, we promise ;)


A New Card with Tina

Hello, it is Tina here again, with another card creation.
I get so excited when I see paper that will match perfectly with a favorite stamp I own!  And this was the case with the paper in my design team kit this month.  The paper has small circles, to resemble typewriter keys.  I combined some papers from the same line and a stamp from My Favorite Things, and the card was born.

Add a nice sketch, ribbon, and rhinestones and you get a great card!
You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at
The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy stamping!