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

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Classes this week at The Crafty Scrapper…

Saturday, Gena is teaching her Sail Away cruise book. If you can’t make the class kits with written colored instructions are available….

New classes have been added and more will be coming! You can find all the details on our EVENTS page. Just call the store at 972-923-3151 to sign up!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

First, we want to send love, prayers and positive thoughts to all our friends in the south Texas area who are dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

I am including a link to the American Red Cross if you would like to donate…

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

 

Here are the classes we have coming up this week…

On Tuesday, Gena is teaching her August faith journaling class..

 

 

Seafarer Beach Chair & Album

We are EXCITED to announce that the Seafarer Beach Chair and Album has a NEW date!

The class is scheduled for September 17th @ 1:00 PM

Give the store a call at 972-923-3151 to reserve your spot!

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

We had a few more NEW arrivals at the store this week!

Wendy Vecchi goodness!!

We also have the Tim Holtz platform in stock… give the store a call 972-923-3151 to reserve yours!

Classes coming up this week…

Saturday is a day FULL of AMAZING classes…

At 10:00 Melody is teaching Fairy of Kindness…

At 10:30 Gena is teaching her August Faith Journaling,…

At 2:00 Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Bag…

At 2:30 Melody is teaching Vintage Postcards…

We would LOVE for you to join us!! All the details can be found on the EVENTS page!

Thank You Finnabair!

We want to thank Finnabair for the AMAZING classes!

Here are the group pictures showing off the students masterpieces!

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

It was an AMAZING week of art at The Crafty Scrapper last week! Thank you Anna aka Finnabair for sharing you time and talent with us!

We have had some NEW arrivals this week…

Halloween goodness from Tim Holtz and Sizzix!

Here are the classes we have coming up this week….

On Tuesday and Saturday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Apron…

On Saturday, Carolyn is teaching her Mixed Media Daisy Canvas….

On Saturday, Gena is teaching her Disney Brag book, if you cannot make the class kits will are available for purchase.

Saturday afternoon, Gena is teaching an any Faith Journal Makeup class….

You can find all the details on the EVENTS page… just give us a call 972-923-3151 to reserve your space!

 

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

It is  EXCITING week at The Crafty Scrapper! Finnabair will be here sharing her art with us!
We have a just a couple of openings if you would like to join the fun.
The SUPPLY LIST has also been added below each class.
We have ordered tons of FINNABAIR products, if there is something you know you want you are welcome to call ahead of time and we will hold it for you.

If you haven’t signed up, we still have a couple spot in two of the classes, just call the store 972-923-3151.

ART CELEBRATION 2 SPOTS
MOONLIGHT 2 SPOTS
SPARKY JOURNAL 3 SPOTS
POETRY PF PATINA SOLD OUT

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.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: 
apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, favorite flat and fine tipped, soft hair paintbrushes, water cup, paper trimmer – optional
Moonlight – almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting! 
$125
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.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, favorite brushes (flat and pointed, soft hair, various sizes), favorite palette knife, small wax brush or bigger old brushes with thicker natural hair, water cup.

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 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.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
– apron, heating tool/gun, scissors, water cup, favorite flat and fine tipped soft hair paintbrushes – selection  od sizes, favorite palette knife

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.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
apron, heating gun,, scissors, favorite palette knife, favorite brushes (flat and pointed, soft hair, various sizes) empty spray bottle
older brushes with thicker natural hair (for applying pastes) – various sizes

Memories with Ginger

Hello everyone!  I was given these glorious papers which reminds me of my dad.  I so miss him for he passed away 7 years ago.  This is his navy photo.  He joined when they bombed Pearl Harbor which was his birthday – December 7th.  So at the age of 17 he enlisted.  He rather lied about his age.  Anyway this layout is dedicated to him and all veterans.

I tore several pieces of paper and glued them together.  I always love the look that it gives.  I wanted this to be simple but a very elegant feel.  I cut out the leaves in red, white, and blue.

Please see the close-ups!

 

Thank you so much for looking.  Please go to The Crafty Scrapper and on the back of this layout you will find all the items that I used.  

Hugs – Ginger