Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sneak Peek 4 Holiday Magic Unveiled

Make and Take with Anita

Sneak Peek #5 Eclips Bundle

November 3rd Only!
The Crafty Scrapper will be offering
the Eclips Machine + Software bundle for $329 normally $579!
This bundle will include the Sizzix Eclips Machine, Sure Cuts a Lot Computer software, remote, mat, and cartridge.
We will have a limited number of bundles available in store. If those sell out *November 3rd only* we will still honor the sale price! You will be able to pay a 50% deposit that day, we will order the bundle for you, and have it shipped the next week!

We will also have demos using the machine throughout the day November 3rd!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holiday Magic Sneak Peek 3

It's time to share our 3rd sneak peek! 10 days left until Holiday Magic Unveiled.

Starting at 10am on November 3rd you'll be able to come into The Crafty Scrapper and see our holiday transformation.

We'll have make-and-takes with our amazing teachers, demos, SALE prices, exclsuive sign-ups for our holiday classes, new product releases, new designs from our fabulous design team, Christmas gift ideas, and SO MUCH MORE.

There are no sign-ups to attend, and the event will be first-come first served, and run until four pm.

We can't wait to see you all!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Holiday Magic Unveiled Sneak Peeks 1 and 2

The countdown to our Holiday Magic event has begun!

Starting at 10am on November 3rd you'll be able to come into The Crafty Scrapper and see our holiday transformation.

We'll have make-and-takes with our amazing teachers, demos, sale prices, EXCLUSIVE sign-ups for our holiday classes, new product releases, new designs from our fabulous design team, Christmas gift ideas, and SO MUCH MORE.

There are no sign-ups to attend, and the event will be first-come first served, and run until four pm.

Here's the first two sneak peeks! :)

A altered Stocking Holder with Dee Dee

A Holiday Card and Earring set with Erica

More sneak peeks tomorrow!!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Dyan Reaveley Stamps - Choose to Shine

Check out this cute card from one of our teachers Susie. :)

"The little lady is stamped using Dyan Reaveley stamps and colored with Copic markers.  After I cut her out and applied her to my card, I accented her with Stickles and some rhinestones."

Isn't that funky and fun? :) Follow the link above to see a video of the wobble action on this card. :)

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Authentique Beach Layout

Check out this layout by Anita with papers and embellishments from The Crafty Scrapper! 

Supplies Used:  Authentique papers, diecuts, and ribbon Jenni Bowlin paint
WOW Embossing powders
Tsukineko inks
Bazzill Raven cardstock
Tim Holtz dies 
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

7 Gypsies, Petaloo, Ranger Layout

Check out this layout from Anita using paper and embellishments from The Craft Scrapper!

I have used 7 Gypsies paper from the Trousseau collection - really great colors!
I love these little chipboard plaques from Maya Road. They make the best bases for titles on my layouts!
Chipboard swirl from Dusty Attic.
Chipboard fairy is from Petaloo
Viva decor Paint
Ranger Crackle and glitter.
Thanks for stopping by our blog! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prima Mini Album Using Cinch

Today we're sharing a super cute mini Anita made with papers and embellishments from The Crafty Scrapper.
I made this project as a way to use up those wallet size photos.
The overall size of this book is 3X4."

All the pages of this little album were made with one 12X12 piece of paper. 
It was a journal sheet, and has 12 - 2X3 spaces on it. I cut them all out, matted them with
more Prima papers, inked them all up and added some embellies.
The transparency here is from Maya Road and I dressed it up
just by going around the edge with a gold paint pen.
I also used a coordinating sheet of die cut sayings and just a bunch of random things
that I had in my stash. I used Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Maya Road, 
Prima flowers, lots of ribbons, punches, etc.
You can see this album by the register at The Crafty Scrapper. Thanks so much for stopping by our blog!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Celebration of Texas - License Plate Album

Are you going to The State Fair if Texas this year? If so, you may be interested in this amazing Texas album by designer Anita. 

Heart of Texas Studio: Album
Canvas Corp: red flower
Papers: Authentique, WeRMemory Keepers, Pink Paisley, and Pebbles.
Washi Tape
Sizzix dies
alcohol inks
You can see this album in person at The Crafty Scrapper. Thanks for stopping by our blog! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

October Afternoon - Woodland Park Layout

Here's another layout from Anita using paper and supplies from The Crafty Scrapper. :)
October Afternoon Woodland Park - patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Petaloo flowers
Tsukineko Ink
Maya Road - wooden butterflies, stick pins
Glitter Modge Podge
Pom ribbon - The Crafty Scrapper ribbon wall
You can check out more details on Anita's blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Layout - Reminisce

Anita has a great layout for you to check out on her blog with papers and embellishments from The Crafty Scrapper. Check out the layout below!

Reminisce Papers
 Bazzill cardstock
EK Success - paper punch
Maya Road: flowers, ribbon, butterfly, chipboard, and journal spots
Inka Gold in multiple colors
Viva Pearl Pen

Check out the full post HERE.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halloween Banner - Coffee Filters

We've added a Banner Class with Dee Dee for this Saturday at 10:30 am. It will be perfect as a Halloween or Fall Banner, and you'll have your choice of titles. 9 panels using coffee filters, washi tape, tissue paper, patterned paper, and chipboard. Hope you can make it out! Call the store to sign up 972 923 3151. Thanks!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Preview Sale for the Garage Sale Friday Night!

We have had a TON of calls today about shopping for The Scrapbook Hoarder's Ultimate Garage Sale.  We had over 30 ladies sign up. One past store owner brought all her old inventory, and a retired Stampin' Up! rep brought in all her stock! We have 18ft. of stamps at rock bottom prices!

Here are the details for the Preview and PURCHASE sale on Friday 5pm-10pm.

Do something GREAT for our troops and get a leg up on the shopping. ;)

The fee to get in will be 3 items from the list below for our
Bluebonnet Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Lip balm, sun screen, deodorant, eye drops, instant tears, disposable razors, travel shaving cream, unscented baby wipes, cottonelle cleansing cloths, Tylenol, Advil, foot powder, foot insoles, socks, small air fresheners, small LED lights.

Sealed beef jerky, pepperoni sticks, homemade or packaged cookies, girl scout cookies, crackers, nuts, corn nuts, canned chips, peanut butter pretzels, mentos, skittles, peanut brittle, jelly beans, non melting candy, ready to eat tuna or chicken, hot chocolate, instant coffee like Starbucks Via packs.

Personal letters, card of encouragement, crosswords, sudoku puzzles, monopoly, dice, cards, writing cards, pens, postage stamps, phone cards, itune or Amazon cards, good paper backs (not war-related), hand held games, AA and AAA batteries, sandwich or quart size zip locks, current magazines.

Thank You For Supporting Our Troops!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Delight in the Seasons

The Crafty Scrapper noticed this giveaway for a copy of Lisa Pace's book Delight in the Seasons and Aleene's glue. Check out the link to enter! If you don't win you can pick up a copy of her book at The Crafty Scrapper!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Designer Shelley Hamilton

This is from our designer Shelley Hamilton.

"As many of you know, I am a Design Team Member for Creative Imaginations. This week, Creative Imaginations is teaming up with Faber Castell for an awesome blog hop! Beginning today, when you look at a sneak-peak of the projects coming up this week on our blogs, you can comment on the blogs to win $50 worth of product from each company! You guys should check this out!! It's a great opportunity to win prizes, be inspired with awesome artwork, and learn how to use new products. Go to to begin the hop and see the sneak-peaks, then check back each day on each person's blog to see full projects and instructions! My sneak-peak is up, and my full project will be on Friday, August 31st!"
Check it out :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scrapbook Hoarder's Ultimate Garage Sale Photo Competition

The winner of The Scrapbook Hoarder's Ultimate Garage Sale photo competition is Susan Hahaj! We have your gift certificate ready for you at The Crafty Scrapper. :)

Thank you to everyone that participated! We loved seeing the pics of your stash! :) If you're one of our fans who couldn't bring yourself to post a pic of your stash it might be time for you to sign up for The Scrapbook Hoarder's Ultimate Garage Sale hosted by The Crafty Scrapper. :)

The date is Saturday, September 15th and you don't have to be present to participate. Call the store to get a vendor number 972-923-3151.

ONLY loose items (paper, pens, bulk items) need to be in ziplock bag. All other items are fine as long as they have your 2x3 card taped to the item. We will also be open late Wednesday the 12th until 8pm for drop off and the 19th for pick up.

We're looking forward to this fun event!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Garage Sale and a Giveaway!

As we announced Monday, The Crafty Scrapper will be hosting "The Scrapbook Hoarders Ultimate Garage Sale" to help you trim down your unused and unwanted stash on September 15th. Sell or shop, or both! :)

To go along with our garage sale we're having a giveaway!

We want to see your scrapbook room or stash. Post a picture of your stash to our FB page, and the messiest room or stash wins a $10 gift certificate to The Crafty Scrapper! If you don't have a FB page email it to, and I will upload it to our page for you! :)

We'll draw a winner next Saturday!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Inky Antics - Tina Covington

The Crafty Scrapper teacher and Designer Tina Covington is on the blog at Inky Antics! She's a guest designer there for the month of August. :) Check out their post HERE! And congrats to you Tina! The Crafty Scrapper is proud of you!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Mini Album Maya Road

Can you feel the Summer heat coming from this little mini album, created as a design team project for THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER? All pages were hand stitched, then adhered to the MAYA ROAD Landscape Binder. 
Some machine stitching, and painting can be seen on the cover. For the little MAYA ROAD Canvas portion of the title, I used the Jonathan Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set as a mask and sprayed it with RANGER/TIM HOLTZ Adirondack Color Wash Spray, then later came in with yellow Stickles to fill in the negative space with some sparkle. 

Paper used is the Sketchbook Collection by AMERICAN CRAFTS.

Dear Lizzy Crepe Ruffle Paper by AMERICAN CRAFTS is used throughout the mini album for a fun look. It is easy to use, as it is already pleated.

Each page was masked, using a hand cut piece of chipboard, then sprayed with Radiant Rain. For additional texture, and to add some love, I hand stitched the waves on each page. Don't the  SPELLBINDERS frames make the pictures pop?
Stone-Art by VIVA is easy to use. Just apply the sand paste, add shells and net. Allow to dry for a few hours. The gold specks in "Sand Gold" sparkle as if kissed by the sun! 
Products Used: 
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Crepe Ruffle Paper 
          Sketchbook collection
 by Amy Tangerine
               Paper &
 Die Cut Cardstock Shape Bits   
     BAZZIL BASICS Cardstock, Grapefurit Bliss
          Radiant Rain Luminarte, Mediterranean
          Teeny Alphas, Pink Woodgrain
          Landscape Binder
          Mini Tag Canvas Pieces
          Trinket Blossoms flower
          Zipper Trim, Sea Blue
          Baker's Twine
          Ric Rac
Still more products used:
          Allure Collection, Mocha
          Matriarch Collection Fabric Flower, Ella
          Adirondack Color Wash Spray, Stream
          Adirondack Dabber, Sunshine Yellow
          Stickles, Yellow
          Nestabilities Decorative Elements S4-295
          Chipboard Stickers, Marquise
          Embroidery Floss
Come see this little mini on display at THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER! 

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Summer Play Banner

I created this fun summer banner for The Crafty Scrapper to take to the Great American Scrapbook Convention last week. I used Maya Road chipboard, canvas, mists, tins, and trim! :) 

You can check out more pictures on my blog HERE, or see it on display at the store. :) Thanks for looking! Dee Dee

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

RangerU, NSD Weekend and Dyan Reaveley.........

Wow it has been a crazy month packed with traveling, creating, learning, meeting new people and seeing some old friends. I am truly blessed to be doing something I love!

Every year Ranger Industries hosts a 3-day program with Tim Holtz, Ranger’s Creative Director and signature designer, Claudine Hellmuth, Mixed-media collage artist and licensed designer, and their newest signature designer, Dyan Reaveley. Only 24 people are picked for each session, shop owners, bloggers, designers and teachers. Ranger is one of my biggest manufactures and what I teach most with, so I applied. Surprised and excited would be an understatement when I received the email. I feel so honored, what an experience.......
I was even more excited when I found out my dear friend Lisa Pace was going and would be my travel buddy......

Learning with Tim Holtz........

Learning with Claudine Hellmuth.....

Learing with Dyan Reaveley.....

And 80 technique's later I am Ranger Certified!

Thank you Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Dyan Reaveley, Mario and everyone from Ranger for an fantastic experience.

As soon as I got back, the next day it was full speed ahead on the finishing touches for NSD Weekend. Not only did we host 30 women on a 4 day retreat we also had a 14 hour crop at the shop. A BIG thank you to MaryLou, Karen and Susie for running the crop at the shop.

Karen planned some fun make-n-takes for the day.....

And over at Our House In Milford Retreat, Caroline (from Maya Road), Gena, Joan and I were busy with lots of make-n-takes, giveaways and tons of laughter and creativity.....

Home on Sunday, Monday I was off to the airport to pick up Dyan Reaveley.......

Sometimes people come into your life, and you know that they are a friend for life, that is Dyan.

We had a couple of days until the classes started, so we headed off to Hobby Lobby. Little did I know that this was her first time, and what an experience it was.......

Before things got crazy with her 2 days of packed classes, I had everyone over for dinner. This is when I learned about Dyan's crazy obsession for deer heads and skulls. Well I told her she was in the right place because I had dead things all over my house, lol! This is what happens when you marry a country boy! My husband gave her, her pick of several.......

The next day started her workshops! When I went to open the door, I found several excited students.

2 days, 6 classes, lots of ink, creativity, laughter and a whole lot of diet dr. pepper..........
Thank you so much for coming to our little town in Texas, we miss you already!

It wouldn't have been a visit without the famous teeth!