Color Fun with Lori

Hello Everyone!

Today I want to share with you a cute watercolor coloring book project that is perfect for the Red, White & Blue holidays!

Using the ADORNit pre-printed watercolor paper, I cut all of the images out and attached them to a red base.  Using a blue base of 12 x 12, I cut 3 strips that are 9.75 X 4.5 and scored at 3.25 increments.  I attached each strip to the other until I had one long piece.

I used score tape to attach each watercolor image in between the scored areas of the cardstock.  Using a cute red and white striped ribbon, I tied the book together.

This is a simple, cute and fun project to make!  The Adorn-It watercolor paper and images are fun to work with to create this fold out coloring book.

On your next visit to the store, we would be happy to show you these fun papers!

See you next time!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It’s hard to believe it is August! Come and escape the heat and join us in some fun classes at The Crafty Scrapper….

Remember, if you can’t make a class most will have a kit that will include written and colored instructions.

Here is what we have coming up this week!

On Tuesday, Gena is teaching Lawn Fawn Adventure Cards

On Thursday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Floral Canvas..

On Saturday, Gena is teaching Lawn Fawn Friendship Card class…

Just give the store a call at 972-923-3151 to sign up!

Finnabair Classes

We are so excited to have Anna coming to teach classes! We have a couple of spots in each class… don’t miss out on this opportunity!
You can reserve your space by calling the store at 972-923-3151
Here’s a little about Anna………..

My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland with my husband, Andrzej and my pets.

I’m a full time designer and artist and as an experienced traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journaling and more. I truly enjoy teaching and during my classes I focus not only on showing techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in therapeutic and liberating power of creativity.

I work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (design team member since 2011 and product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio ( product designer since 2011). I run my own Creative Team who supports my creative Blog and I design for international mixed-media and scrapbooking magazines. My biggest pride and adventure of the last years is my own mixed-media line of products released with Prima Marketing which happen to be source of inspiration for a large group of creative people.

Art Celebration ~ collage on canvas $120
Wednesday August 9th 9am-1pm

Real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours! This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom – all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration! All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Moonlight – almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting! 
Wednesday August 9th 2:30~7:30pm

Have you ever dreamed about making your own mixed-media landscape collage? During this class you can try it – step-by-step we will build all the layers and textures to build our small towns and villages out of chipboard elements, create the look of moonlight and stars on the night sky… all that getting a lot of useful tips and inspirational techniques which you can apply to many future projects! We will be using a range of products from my Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art alchemy lines including gesso, pastes, gels and wax – our main colour substrate in this project! This project is not only a great way to jump into world of mixed-media but also create a blog, breathtaking statement piece for your home or studio. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Sparky Journal – Altered denim folder with a lot of amazing shine, texture and detail. $135
Thursday August 10th 9am-1pm

This class is a great way to get familiar with a wide range of mixed-media products including Clear Gesso, gels, and all the beautiful mediums which give you this eye-catching, beautiful shine: Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paints and Metallique Waxes. Together we will build all the composition explaining all the products used, giving a lot of useful tips and ideas and working with a range of colour choices to make each person in the room happy. All the techniques presented in thisclass can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Poetry of Patina  collage on canva$120
Thursday August 10th 2:30-6:30pm

There is not a single touch of paint on this project – this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look! What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on basis of some good mixed-media techniques – which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Life Is One Big Adventure with Ginger

I did this canvas layout about fishing.  This is my sweet grandson Logan many years ago.  He is now 16 and almost a senior!  How time flies.  I was asked to create anything I wanted so I created this little canvas.  

I coated the canvas with clear Gesso.  Then I used watercolors to create the blue background.  Once dried I used a stencil.  I love this paper and I tore it and white corrugated cardstock.  I had a fish sticker and added string to the photo which Logan is showing off the fish he caught.  I asked my hubby to please bring me two fishing hooks so I could place them as if to catch a fish and found a picture of the worm.  This was a lot of fun to create!

Please see the close-ups!

Thank you for looking and please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this canvas you will find all the items that I used.

Hugs – Ginger

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

We have another week of AMAZING classes to get you out of the Texas heat!

Check out these classes…

On Tuesday, Gena is teaching IO Take flight and the July Faith Journaling…

On Wednesday and Saturday, Tina has Got Cake…

Thursday, Carolyn has her Mixed Media Bag…

Saturday, is a full day!

Carolyn starts the day with her Mixed Media Floral Canvas…

Gena has her July Faith Journaling, Tina has her Got Cake class and Angela  will be teaching her Life In Color Box…

Sunday, Angela is teaching Seafarer Beach Chair…

Come and join us! You can reserve your space by calling the store at 972-923-3151

Hope to see you soon at the Crafty Scraper!!




Angela Medina Classes

We are so excited to have Angela coming to teach two AMAZING classes for us this month!

There are still a couple of openings in the class… give the store a call to reserve your spot!

Details can be found on our EVENTS page!


Stars and Stripes with Erica

Hello and happy summer! It’s Erica, and I’m back today to share a fun little canvas project I made for the July 4th holiday.

Growing up, July 4th was one of my favorite holidays because we’d get together with family, eat too much, and then watch the fireworks. I still enjoy the festivities and the celebration of America.

For this project, I started with a linen covered canvas to which I applied a background of stars using a stencil and modeling paste. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella to most of them, and platinum Stickles to a few.

I made paper rosettes from the new Authentique United collection. A Tim Holtz paper doll, mirrored star, cabinet card frame, and mini numeral embellish it. I cut the denim star from a Tim Holtz textile surface using the Tim Holtz die. Tinsel trim and more Stickles on the rosettes give it just the right touch of sparkle.

A gorgeous May Arts ribbon acts as a hanger.

I hope you had a festive 4th!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

First, we want to say a BIG thank you to Wendy Vecchi for sharing her art with us this last weekend!

This week we have some great classes scheduled. You can find all the details on the EVENTS page,

On Tuesday Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Daisy Canvas…

On Thursday Lori is teaching her Home of the Brave chipboard book…

On Saturday Carolyn is teaching Artful Assemblage and Adventure USA…


On Saturday Gena is also teaching the Lawn Fawn Friendship Class,..

Give us a call to reserve your space!!  972-923-3151

Wendy Vecchi Classes

We still have a couple of spots in each of the Wendy Vecchi classes coming up this weekend!
Give the store a call to reserve your space!
We are offering this class twice
Saturday July 15th
1st class 9am~12:30pm
2nd class 2~5:30pm
Starting with Tim’s mini framed panel, we’ll use lots of inks, stamps, stencils, enamel accents, embossing powders, foils, distress crayons & more to create a work of art. This framed art can be customized to coordinate with your decor. With the holidays not too far away…(YIKES) you might want to create this with a special friend in mind. You’ll have multiple supply choices to make this art uniquely yours.
As always, I like to include a little surprise project. This time it’s a __________. Hey! If I tell you, it won’t be a surprise! See YOU at THE Crafty Scrapper!

Sunday July16th 9am5:30pm with lunch break
If you’ve been to my workshops before, you know it’s all about techniques and multiple ways to use products. That’s what I truly LOVE. The definition ofCREATE is to cause to come into being …to evolve from
one’s own thought or imagination, as a work of art .
That explains this class perfectly…we’ll
Join me for a full “MAKE ART” Marathon day & that’s just exactly whatwe’ll do… Plan on using my archival inks, Tim’s distress crayons, enamel
accents, my stamps and stencils to create ART.
PLEASE BRING JUST THESE 4 SUPPLIES for both classes…The rest will be provided for you
Blending tools & replacement foams
craft sheet
wet adhesive

Summer Album with Ginger

Well well…I was given this file drawer by Maya Roads and was asked to create a mini album.   It took me a few days but I finally had an idea.  This was very easy but not that easy!  I labeled it Summer because all the papers are so pretty and lovely.  

This is my creation.

This is the front of the mini album.

Please see the pages I created.  There are tags and pull cards so one can put pictures of family vacation, flowers, family members or whatever!

Thank you for looking and please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the bottom of the file cabinet you will find a list of items that I used.

Hugs – Ginger

Corner Pop Up Book – Patriotic Style! – Tina

Hello, Tina here, back with a fun little mini book.

I have taught a corner pop up card. This takes that idea to whole new level.
And what a fun way to show off the Live Free Patriotic Line from Photoplay!


Each page starts with a 8 1/2″ square cardstock panel. For photos of all the pages and a step by step of how to do the folds to create the corner pop up pages, go to my blog

Head over to the store to get some of these fun patriotic papers!

Happy Stamping!

Coloring with Copic Markers for Quick Cards – with Melody


I love coloring with my Copic Markers. I am busy like everyone else and there are times a friend needs a pick me up or my kids needs an I love you. I will need a quick card to send off. So, when I am in the mood to color I will stamp images several times and color all the images at once. I will also make or cut out backgrounds. Then I will die cut the images and put the pieces away until I need to make a quick card.

I made four quick cards using Stampingbella Stamp Images and Dies…

This first card is called Grumpy Squidgy. She is cute and is easy to color. A great stamp for someone having a bad day. Stamp several images, color, die cut and put away to make a quick
card. All you will need is an A2 card in whatever color you want and add an interesting pattern paper to the card. Check out pattern papers when you are at the Crafty Scrapper. There are a lot of great pattern papers that would look good on any card.

This cutie is called Smoochie Squidgy. She is another cutie that is fun to color. On this stamp, I colored the little girl and on her dress, I used a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen extra fine to make the dots. When coloring a stamped image giving it a special touch such at the dots just makes the card that much more exciting. I stamped open hearts onto the A2 card and colored them in with a red Copic Marker. I didn’t do it on this card, but you could use Glossy Accents on the hearts and really make the hearts pop.

This was one of my favorite cards. The name of the stamp is Huggy Squidgies. After I colored the girls – I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored the background with Kuretake Pearl Water Colors.  I love how it came out. Then I took a white card stock paper and splattered the different color watercolors I used on the background. I stamped the quote and cut is out. Added a sweet bow and done! Easy card. That is another fun thing to do is just sit and watercolor papers in different colors. Put them aside and when you need a quick card you have a background.

The last card I did was called The Squidgy on a Journey. I enjoyed making this card because it had a theme. Since this little girl is on a journey it was fun to use the map paper for the background. When you are at the Crafty Scrapper look for fun papers such as maps, music and dictionary type papers to use for theme backgrounds.