Day#4 Valentine Challege by Carolyn

Hello everyone, Carolyn here! My challenge is up today and I am so excited to share it with you. Several years ago Paula Cheney taught a Christmas class, special Christmas ornaments that hung from Tim Holtz Clip Carousel. For years now I have wanted to make ornaments for each holiday, but never had time.

Here is my vignette box. I made my own box top by measuring the sides and adding to the measurement of the box. I used my heart die and cut out the middle. I then scored all around the measurement of the sides, cut out the corners and folded to fit over the box. Added some ephemera inside, ribbon, flowers and a key.

I took the vignette panel and collaged my sons picture on, added crackle texture paste and inked when dry. This boy has my heart and will always be my Valentine!

Here is my baseboard frame & paper dolls. Meet Rosie & Lilly, they are sisters that love their big pink bows. Lilly carries her wand everywhere.

I cut this out of a really old Tim Holtz mover shaper, one of my favorites. The flowers and leaves are from another die I have. I cut the flowers out of felt and added mercury stickles around the edge with a bauble for the center.

Paula had added this to the Christmas project, so I thought it would be great to add it here. The numbers are another old item, Tim Holtz embossing folder set. It was embossed out of Tim Holtz metallic cardstock and I cut the numbers out, added to his black kraft cardstock, sanded and then added to some Valentines paper.

This is one of my favorite things on the carousel. I was going to do a pink tree and had all these flowers laying around on my table, I just started gluing them on the bottle tree. The trophy cup I painted with iced spruce distress paint and added a little gold mixative alcohol ink. My fluffy bow was the added touch.

I used a large Tim Holtz corked dome and hung a couple of heart charms inside. My special stash of trims from Europe are around the top of the dome with flowers and a pearl chain.

I added paper and glossy accent in the top of the key, then applied gold mixative and mushroom alcohol ink to the key. Added a postage stamp, heart and hung from a bead chain.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister & I, we are still those crazy girls that are so close and would do anything for one another. We were selling lemonade for 5 cents. The pink flower in the middle is from my vintage flowers I got from rummaging through boxes in the old location of Tinsel Training in New York. The die is Eileen Hull’s, flowers and paper from Prima’s new spring farmhouse collection.

And last my vignette frame. I used the smallest one, painted it pink and turned it into a shadow box using a panel and foam tape. I added a little paint to the dice and put them in the middle.

Hope you are enjoying our challenge, you can come in and see all these in person at the shop.

Day#3 Valentine Challenge by Lori

My challenge started with me not ready for Christmas to be over! I also wanted to create 2 different projects with the challenge items. I grabbed a bottle brush tree and sprayed it in spun sugar to get a light pink, punched out some gold stars and decorated it! Using collage medium, I put tissue paper on the box and distressed it. Using the mini blueprints Valentine stamped the inside box. The love blocks are glued together and the paper doll couple glued on top. Peeking behind them is a foil German cupid. I save these so using one was a big deal!! Using a metallic acrylic paint, I painted the wood frame and attached to the outside to enclose the vignette box.

For my second project, I wanted to create a hanging ornament. I covered the baseboard & the chipboard frame with the same tissue paper and distressed. I stamped the Tim Holtz Valentine word stamp across the bottom. I stamped a cupid as the main focus. I attached the chipboard by raising it with some foam. Some die cut hearts and a TH metal arrow placed just in the right place pulls it together. I attached eye screws at the top and bottom of the baseboard. Using seam binding as a hanger at the top. The heart is something that I have held onto waiting for just the right project to put it on!

I love the way my challenge projects turned out! I hope you will come see us at The Crafty Scrapper and see all of our fun projects. We hope to inspire you to create your own Valentine projects!


Day #2 Valentine Challenge by Ana

The challenge came and I answered it.  I was inspired by the found relatives little girl and her dog.  The story is about her days with him and why she chose him to be her Valentine.  There is nothing like the bound of a child with their pet. You may log into my blog for all the details and materials I used. in a new tab). Happy Valentine’s Day may cupid find your creative side and help you create all year long!

Day #1 Valentine Challenge by Annette

This sweet mixed media board started with a simple wood backing and sheet of thin wood hearts that got washed in a combo of grey, white, and pink paint. Then I topped it off with the Tim Holtz shadow box, frames and vintage photos also all washed with paint. I added torn strips of the Prima Rose Quartz paper collection and flowers made from the paper. The finishing touches were a stamped sentiment and rubbing of all the edges in a rose quartz wax.

Look What Has Arrived!!

Teasing you with some new product that just arrived! It’s being prepared to go out on the floor this morning! Come shop with us for NEW Wendi Vecchi, Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley & Tim Holtz STAMP SETS!! More product coming this week! Come shop with us!

Valentine Challenge and Valentine Classes


Our next challenge coming up is Valentines & Vignettes!

We will start our blog posts the 1st of February and are asking our customers to join us again. You have until midnight February 12th to turn in or email us your project. If you bring it to the shop they will be on display with all the others.

The challenge is: Valentines theme, create a project that has 1 of each of these products shown below in the project (you can use any other items you like). We have open packs and are selling each of them in singles.

Valentines Day we will feature your project on our BLOG and announce the winners. 1st place $50 GC 2nd & 3rd $25 GC

Romance Album $35 ~ teacher Angela Medina
Saturday February 2nd 10-1pm
Make this album from scratch using Authentique’s new Romance collections. Lots of tags, flips and pull outs. Supplies: paper trimmer, scissors & adhesive (450 or 3-1).
Special Valentines Cards Class $30 ~ teacher Annette Love
Saturday February 2nd 2-5pm
Come join us and create some fabulous Valentines for the special people in your life. We will make a box card, z-fold Cards, a quad pop out card and a great tag. We will make flowers, learn new folding techniques, color, and play with the new glitter duster. Bring your regular class kit with wet & dry adhesive, bone folder, quilling tool, scissors, pop dots and your favorite coloring medium. The samples is done with Copics: E31, E35, E37, Y04, C5, C7, G21, G24, R20, R22, R39, R46.
The LOVE Shack $25 ~ teacher Ana Jarecke
Saturday February 9th 2-5pm
I love doing little houses. This will be a monthly class. I will be using Tim Holtz’s die and Simply stories paper line. We will also be embossing and using distress oxides.
February Ornament Class $20 ~ teacher Carolyn Ross
Wednesday February 20th 11-1pm
Saturday February 23rd 3-5pm
If you have not join the monthly ornament class, hurry and join us spots are filling fast. I have been busy buying lots of vintage items to create one of kind ornaments. Supplies: scissors, collage brush


We are so excited about the New Year at the Crafty Scrapper and our class book has already started to fill up with a ton of classes.  There is something for everyone.  We have several classes that will be every month. If you cannot make every month, no worries, come when you can. Hope to see you in class.  Mel

Classes this week: Saturday, January 12th

Teacher:  Carolyn Ross – Time: 10:00-1:00 – Price $35.00

This wall hanging has a lot of different pastes, texture, icing and snowflake paste. Kit includes a snowman stencil & frame. Supplies: paint brushes for painting & foam brushes.

Teacher: Melody Winston – Time: 2:30-5:00 – Price: $25.00

This class is for anybody that wants to practice their Copic Coloring. I will bring images, and extra markers for you to try. Bring your questions and I will help you with any problems you are having.  This is a class for those that have taken basic Copic.  Bring your questions and bring you markers and let’s have fun coloring.

New Years Day Crop

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You asked, we listened. We have decided to kick off the New Year 2019 with an ALL DAY CROP on New Years Day January 1st 10am-10pm for $10. Dinner included, pizza, salad, drinks & dessert. Space limited so call us Monday or sign up online HERE. We will be open 10-3pm on New Years Eve December 31st.

Happy New Years

Annual Clearance Sale & Tag Winners

Good morning everyone, hope your Christmas was blessed and Santa brought you everything you wanted.

We hope you enjoyed our 12 Tags Christmas this year, the girls did an amazing job. We only had 2 enter the contest and they were amazing. Next year we will give more notice so more of you can join in.


Lili Riveria

Carol Davis

Annual Clearance Sale 25% ~ 75% Dec. 26th~

January 16th 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS, hope everyone had a blessed day and Santa was good to you!

We have a lot of new stuff ordered that has started coming in, and more will be coming in the next 2 months so we need to make room. We are having a Annual Clearance Sale that will be 3 weeks long, yes 3 weeks! We will be adding things daily and changing the discounts during this time.

The discounts are from 25% to 75% off selected items, stamps, dies, embellishments. collections and more. Like the Semi Annual Sale we had during the summer, we will be adding items daily to the sale section. These are items that we will not restock so get them while you can.

Each week we will send out a newsletter on other sales for the week. This week ONLY…….







Hope to see you this week!

Day #12 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

t’s Anita Houston, The Artful Maven, and I’m pulling up the rear with Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Tags. Thank you so much for having me participate again. I have more pictures and step outs of how I made this “Wise Men Still Seek Him” Etcetera Tag, using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Wisemen Thinlets, on my blog if you want to have a look. A big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Carolyn and crew and all you customers, especially those of you who take my classes!!!

Day 11 – The Twelve Tags of Christmas


Day 11 Tag – Melody

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s to everyone.  These Tim Holtz tags are a blast to play with.  On this tag I used the Tim Holtz new Metallic Jewels Paper. The red is delicious and I can’t wait to use it on something Valentine.

I used Tim Holtz ephemera snippets around the tag along with Simple Stories – Vintage Christmas ephemera.  Tim Holtz Christmas Paper-Dolls are so much fun to play with.  I actually used Zig watercolor markers to give the girls a little color and I was so excited that it actually stayed. Note:  (after coloring the paper- dolls with  markers you can spray with a fixative)  I topped the tag with a ribbon, a little greenery and a Tim Holtz bell. Hope you enjoy the tag.  Mel

Day #10 The 12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone, Carolyn here, I am back with another tag.

I had so much fun making this one. I wanted to do something totally different and use different products then I usually use. I have made several projects using Finnabair products and thought it would be fun to create a tag with her style, mixed with mine.

First I stamped my favorite stamp, Tim Holtz Christmas Carol Music, on some old piano music roll. Then I collaged it onto the mini ectcetera tag.

Now it was time to create my Christmas tree. I used all my leftover Finnabair metals and a few I have collected through the years. When gluing metal Finnabair’s heavy body gel. I glued Ideao-logy baubles in random places for ornaments.

I first painted the whole tag & metal with Linen Art Alchemy Impasto paint, wiping some away so the stamped music shows. I then mixed Dina Wakley’s paint to create this cool minting green for the tree. When dry I applied vintage gold wax to the metal to bring out the detail. I painted the baubles with Dina Wakley’s ruby paint then brushed fire ruby wax to the baubles. Finishing touches, I added Christmas quotes from Ideao-olgy and sprayed the tag with rock candy glitter.