Friday, April 25, 2014

Scribbley Birds with Anita Houston- Dina Wakley Class

Hello everyone! Anita Houston , The Artful Maven here today to share a project!
I was so fortunate to be able to take a Dina Wakley class at the Collins Show last month.
Dina will be at The Crafty Scrapper this weekend doing workshops, please stop by and say hi!

If you haven't gotten a chance to try her new line of products from Ranger, I suggest starting with these gorgeous Scribbly Birds stamps.

 I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!
Anita Houston

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Birthday Bash Winners~!!!

Hi everyone- are you dying to know who the winners are 
from the Birthday Bash!! 

Here we go- all the winners and their prize,,,

Barbara Chaplin
Fiskars Border Punch 

Michelle Dickson
Inky Antics Stamp Set

Linda Johnson
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste & Stencil

Linda Childres
Fiskars Shape Punch

Melissa Reed
Ten Second Studio set

Anette Sharp
Ranger Inks and Paper

Cheryl Daking
Tim Holtz Paper Pad

Julie Vargas
Screen Printing Set

Tabitha Rutenberry
Authentique Paper Pads

Kim Varner
Dylusions Stamp Set

Our Grand Prize Winner is,,,,,,
Mary Sanders
A new Tote Bag and a $50 Gift Certificate for Classes!!

Please contact the store directly to claim your prize!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and had a great day with us!
See you next year :o)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hoot! Hoot! Hat's off to you card with Tina

Hello, it's Tina here today with another card creation 
made with stamps and supplies 
from The Crafty Scrapper! 

The designer papers I was given were the Bo Bunny Pop Quiz line, which is all school related.  When I saw the set of owl stamps from Maya Road, I decided it was a perfect time to combine the two and create a graduation card. 

I made the little grad hat out of some black paper and added a homemade tassel out of some black crochet thread.  The scallop border is a die from My Favorite Things.  That little star pin is the perfect added touch!
I hope you enjoyed my card for the day.  You can find it and all the supplies at The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Creating Custom Jewelry with Shelley

Hi everyone! 
Shelley here with some softball necklaces for the moms on my daughter's team!

Get your soldering supplies at The Crafty Scrapper and make some of these on your own! 

These 1" x 3" necklaces are made with a picture between two pieces of glass.  Solder a ring at the top to put your ball chain through, and one on the bottom for some charms! 

I put the necklaces in some small white paper bags that I stamped on and colored with Copic markers.
Each bag had the player's name on the banner, and her number on the player's hat.  

The Crafty Scrapper carries this line of stamps and all the colors of Copic markers one could need!

The girls loved the bags and the moms loved their necklaces!

Just so the girls wouldn't feel left out, I also made these bottle-cap necklaces!  I put an image in the bottlecap, then used Glossy Accents on the top!

These were fun projects, and I'm glad I got to share them with you!
Stop by The Crafty Scrapper to see these and many more products!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vintage Love with Amy

Hi y'all! Today I have a project to show you that I adore. 

One because it has my favorite thing in it - flowers!
Second because it has two of my favorite people in the world in it - my grandparents.
My grandparents more or less raised me. I lived with them and my mom when I was little. During the formative years of my life where I copied my mother and called my grandma "Mom". That stuck for all three of us grandkids and now my kids call her the same. Appropriate enough since she was such a strong influence on me. PawPaw is the only father figure I have ever known. It is a rare treat to get such a great picture of them as is featured here, but Sonia knows her stuff!

I love anything Prima and this vintage frame is no exception. I used Crate Paper's Style Board line to line the inside edge of the frame and the back. From there I just let the layering begin!

I used Primas' Something Blue flower line and inked up the edges to go along with the frame. As with almost all of my projects, Maya Road pins finish off this flower grouping along with Want 2 Scrap pearl bling.

I hope you enjoy the finished product as much as I will for years to come. 
Remember, all of this goodness is available down at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie.

Happy scrappin'! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Custom Colored Seam Binding

Hey guys! It's Gena and I just wanted to share a quick and easy technique that I LOVE to use with seam binding.

I'm sure you all know what an AMAZING selection of colors we have at The Crafty Scrapper, but just in case you haven't seen lately... look at the yummy colors!

There are times that you may not have the color you need or you need your ribbon to match one of Tim's distress inks you are using... let me show you a little trick! You will need a spray water bottle, ink and your craft mat.  To begin tap your ink pad on your craft mat and then spritz with water.

Run the ribbon thur the ink... repeat until you get the desired color!

Dry with a heat gun and BOOM you have your own custom ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!  


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fun Boy Layout with Patty

Hi everyone! 
It's Patty again with a fun boy's layout. 

For all this boyish fun,  the Suave collection by Authentique and
 the That's My Boy collection by Echo Park were used.

 The procedure here involved painting gesso onto the paper. Next, I used a mask and applied modeling paste.  The paper strips were cut into wave shapes, crinkled and inked before adhering them to the page.

Behind the photo you can see part of a Maya Road mini album page which was painted, stamped and inked. It was also popped up.  

For this cute chalkboard label, I used Word Software, created a textbox, then filled it in with black and typed in a vintage typewriter font in white.

The buttons were painted white, then sanded. The chipboard shapes were painted. An old prescription bottle and gesso were used to create the circles in the background.

Thanks for taking a peek! 
Be sure to swing by my favorite happy scrappy place, 
The Crafty Scrapper, in Waxahachie, Texas, where you can
 see this layout in person and create a 
similar layout for your own precious boy photos!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Design Team Challenge With Tina

Hello, it's Tina here, to bring you my challenge project using
all the wonderful products from The Crafty Scrapper.

My everyday choice of papercrafting is cardmaking, but not today! 
My project is a three-dimensional birdhouse that I made from scratch, using chipboard.  Wow.  I am not sure where the idea came from for a birdhouse.  I think it might have been all the half moon shaped chipboard pieces that we were required to use.  Laying them out on top of each other, made me think of a roof, and I went with it!  I got a pattern for the front shape from the internet and enlarged it.  I repeated the size for the back.  The roof line was the width of the scallop half moon shaped pieces we were required to use in the challenge.  I used more of the half moon shaped pieces on the sides, this time cutting them to resemble shingles.  I sponged some gray Distress Ink on them and used an embossing folder to add a wavy pattern.  Each panel was covered with scrapbook paper before adhering together.  I also added a base to make it sturdier. 

  Our challenge was to use every item in the bag.  There were tickets, a pearl chain, chipboard pieces like hearts, birds, and words, rhinestone shapes like a butterfly and a tree, a paper doily, tiny wooden spools, and buttons, an acrylic square, and ribbon.  All of these items I either added to the base or to the wire that I added to the roofline of the birdhouse.

I used wooden bamboo sticks and the pearl chain to create a fence on two of the sides, and the sign that says "home tweet home" out of tickets.  The base elements were the ones that got adhered with some hot glue, but to cover the glue up, I added Flower Soft at the base of each stick.  I also love the rhinestone tree in the small spool to look like a planter. The wire gave me a great place to add the rest of  the challenge elements, like the doily, the birds, the simply real words, and the ribbon.  All of the chipboard shapes and the paper doily were inked with distress inks for some color. There was one last element and that was that acrylic square.  That one piece was a challenge!  I made it a window on the back of the house.  I added a small window box filled with Flower Soft!  Perfect!
You can see my birdhouse in person when you stop in at the store!
And check out my blog today, for more details and photos.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Sonia

Hi everyone, are you enjoying this amazing spring weather we are having?
I really hope you are getting a chance to go outside
 and take advantage of it!!

Today we have Miss Ruin, otherwise known as Sonia, on the blog with her Design Team Challenge. 

Sonia has made a fabulous piece of canvas art, so without further ado,, here you go,,,

Be sure to check this out when you are in the store- as well as all the other creations from our wonderful Design Team.

Tomorrow on the blog we have Miss Tina and her amazing piece of art- so be sure to stop back by. 

The Birthday Bash is this Saturday!!
Are you going??
I am sorry to say that we are 
of tickets for the Make N Take Madness,


We will still have lots going on!!
Great sales,,, scratch off tickets,,,lots of fun,,,
So come on by and say Hi!

Anita S.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Shelley

Shelley here, with a Sweet Treat, just in time for Valentine's Day!   This is my entry for the Design Team Challenge!

I've made a few Valentine's Day Magnets, and decorated a jar to put a few treats in!

For the jar, I took a doilly and sprayed it with Shimmering Mist.  After it dried, I covered the inside metal lid, and put the ring around it.  These fabulous cupcakes were made with the "Delightful Cupcakes" Die-Namites Die and some thin metal.  They look good enough to eat!

Here are the magnet-valentines I made!

I started with chipboard pieces.  On the scalloped piece, I used Inka Gold in "Lava Red".  This provided a nice base to start with!  For the top chipboard piece, I used a piece of Cotswald Manor paper.  The "Heart Bouquet" is another awesome die from Die-Namites!  To give the little chipboard bird a little bit of texture, I used the Viva Magic Transparent Pearl Pen.  I glued a piece of magnet on the back of the piece.  So, instead of giving a little Valentine's Day card, I will give my Valentines a little magnet that will have them thinking of me just a little bit longer!

On this magnet, I used the "Delightful Cupcakes" diecut again!  I cut it in two different colors of metal, allowing me to have the cut-out parts in a different color, and then I glued them on!

I hope you enjoyed my project!  Please stop back in regularly to see what wonderful things The Crafty Scrapper has to share!!


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Patty

Hi Everyone! It's Patty again with my entry for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team challenge.

  This little mini album is a work of heart that I have wanted to create for quite some time, now.

The subject of the little album is the place in the country owned by my grandparents when I was a child. It was officially named "Echo Hills", but we just called it "The Farm". Although many homes and a school have sprouted up on the same land in the last forty years, I remember it as if it was yesterday. Now, I have a treasured little album to pass along to my children, so they will also have a chance to experience this little bit of Heaven on Earth. After all, what better reason for scrapbooking, than to pass our memories along to future generations?

I have always enjoyed interactive scrapbooking and this little envelope seemed perfect to list the variety of crops that Dandad grew in his garden.

These two photos are of my parents holding me, at less than a month old, then at about six months. They were both taken at the farm.
My grandfather was Sheriff of Tarrant County and later, the United States Marshal for The Northern District of Texas. Every year, there was a law enforcement picnic held at the farm and everyone would have a grand time, but I think that I enjoyed them the most!

There was  a lake, where we not only fished, but would throw sticks into the water for the dogs to retrieve during warm months.  There were several ponds at the farm, and I remember my grandmother and me catching fish there. It is one of my fondest memories of her. In the page on the right, is a photo of my horse, Diamond, and me. I was sixteen.

Be sure to stop by my blog to see more photos of this little album. I hope you will leave a comment there. Better yet, stop by The Crafty Scrapper and see it on display.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Ginger

Good morning everyone!!

Today we have Ginger and her wonderful
project to show off. We have the most talented ladies
on our Design Team- I am so happy to be able 
to work with all of them!!

Here is what Ginger has to say about her project;
 Yes, when I was given all the items that we had to use it really took my breath away.  I could not imagine what I could come with and I thought for several days.  Finally...I thought...why not make a birdhouse.  You see, I collect birds and birdhouses and this just might work.

I first painted the birdhouse with white Gesso.  I had in my stash this cute paper which looks like old wood that had been painted.  I painted these cute little birds blue and used a fine tip marker to outline around each one.  I found pretty little blue stones to make their eyes.  I was given a clear square and added behind it Home Sweet Home on a white piece of cardstock and added light pink around the edges.  I went outside and got a little twig and moss so the little bird would have something to sit on.  I added a half circle of cardstock, flowers, buttons, butterfly, stick pins, and tickets to complete the look. 

I took the chipboard pieces and painted them a lime green and then added streaks of brown.  Once they dried I used Rock Candy Crackle paint.  Then added the pink and brown ribbon with another little bird.  I painted the word create and used a fine tip marker to outline around it.   Then added all the other little goodies like the heart, button, and flowers.  I was given the string of pearls so I decided to add that piece to the top which gives me a way to hang the birdhouse up!

 On the back I cut the doily and glued it on, added the half circle chipboard pieces, and then the little bird, flowers, and the cute little tree.

On this I added the chipboards, ribbons, buttons, ticket, heart, flower, and the word art.  

This challenge was a pleasure to complete.  It started off slow but I rather like the outcome!

Thank you for taking a peek!
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Hugs – Ginger