Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Please check out this wonderful pocket card made by Tina! It is wonderful!

Hello, it's Tina here to show you my third pocket card creation made using some wonderful products from The Crafty Scrapper.  

The card features a pocket horizontally across the width of the card, highlighted with a favorite border die from My Favorite things.  The sentiment is from an awesome set of stamps from Inky Antics.  The swirl is a chipboard from Maya Road that was inked with Distress pads and then embossed with an embossing folder.  This was a first for me, and I love the effect!  The flower looked like this before ...

And now, perfectly matches my card!  First, I changed the color by coloring it with my Copics.  Then I flattened it out and cut out the middle, so that it would be flat enough for me to add that big red rhinestone!  An altered flower ... wow! 

Stop in the Crafty Scrapper so you can see all three of my pocket cards in person and get a list of the supplies I used. 
  Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Be Mine

Be Mine   Created By:  Ginger Cameron    January 30, 2014

I really love, love this paper!  It was calling my name and I found this sweet photo of my granddaughter Paityn.  I really, really love this photo as well!  The paper is by Crate Paper - Love Note Collection!  They are so yummy!  I did this for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team and was given all the goodies to create this Valentine layout.

I stitched around the outside of both papers in black thread.  I then distressed the paper and added modeling paste and pink ink.  I used a lot of the embellishments that was given to me.  I had in my stash the round frame which I painted pink and added small white pearls.

Here you can see that I used white burlap which I fringed and then cut it out to match the corrugated cardstock.  I added white Gesso plus while it was still wet I added silver glitter. .  It really gives it a little sparkle!   I used by Maya Roads the pink flower ribbon.

I used light pink ink to add to the paper and then used  The Crafter's Workshop stencil.  I was given this cute little clothes pin with a heart and I gathered the ribbon to place it on.

I was given a wooden piece that I ran the ribbon through and added pearls to the top.  I used these beautiful flowers from Prima and added the wooden heart shape lock and the flower that says Be Mine.  I found some little leaves and a cute little bird to the top of the flowers.

This layout was really very easy to make except for the fringe and the corrugated cardstock which remember I used gesso paint and large silver glitter.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Crate Paper - Love Note Collection - Heartsong Paper
Crate Paper - Love Note Collection - Love Mix Paper
Tim Holtz - Distress Took ; Pink Ink
Circle Frame - The Leaky Shed
Maya Roads - Pink Flower Ribbon
Stripe Ribbon - TCS
Prima - Flowers
Sizzix - Rose Die Cut
Vellum ( for 2-roses)
Corrugated Cardstock
Gesso White Paint
Melissa Frances - Glitter
Bird, Be Mine, Clothes Pin w' heart, Lock; Flowers - TCS
Pink & White Pearls - BoBunny
Modeling Paste
The Crafter's Workshop - stencil

Thank you so much for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs – Ginger

Monday, January 20, 2014

See What Is Happening!

Friday, January 17, 2014

January Challenge- Punches and Dies!

Good afternoon blogging friends :o) 
It's Anita here today to bring you our
new Blog Challenge! 
Today at The Crafty Scrapper we are playing with 
Punches & Dies and challenge you to play along!
The rules are simple, create any layout, card, or project
using punches or dies and upload to our Facebook page in
the album for the  January Challenge!
Easy Peasy - so let's get creative!
Here is a look at my project.
I used the new Bo Bunny Pin Cushion, along with a WRMK Crazy 8 punch, and a 
MS Around The Edge Punch. 
Those cute little stamps- from the new October Afternoon Daily Flash Catch Phrase
roller stamp. They have 12 phrases on them in one little bitty stamp. 
Run in and get yours quick!
A little bit of Maya Road, with some embossing powder and some ink.
Here is a close up of my punching. This MS punch set is one of my favorite!
My inks are Tsukineko VersaMagic, also my faves.
So- any layout, card, or project, as long as you use punches or dies
and you are in! You have until Friday January 31st to add your project 
to the Facebook album. So get started! 
Oh,, I am sure you want to know what you will win, don't you?
Well, here is a peek at the prize this month.
Papers and embellies from LYB, Bazzill, Maya Road, Tim Holtz, and 
lots of other goodies!
Be sure to play along for your chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by today :)


Hello!  I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  I am so looking forward to a new beginning and things seem to be looking up!

I love this layout I created for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team.  This photo is my oldest grandson Logan and my oldest granddaughter Kenzie.  Every year after Christmas we take the grandkids to Tyler, Texas on a little trip.  We normally go to the Tyler area and stay at a resort.  This year we stayed in a cabin by Lake Palestine.  The views were spectacular!  

I really loved all the papers from Fancy Pants - Timbergrove Collection.

I thought a long time how to create this layout and then it suddenly came to me.!  I used red cardstock and then Fancy Pants Timbergrove red and white paper which I distressed.  I sewed around the edge to give myself a little border to place the blue paper with the snowflakes.  I then distressed again.  On the flip side I saw this gorgeous silver snowflake paper!  I think it looks yummy!  I used by Martha Stewart Cherish Punch.  I was given white ribbon with the pom poms and then I placed the sparkly blue ribbon in between!

This was rather hard to complete this look!  I had seen this done several months ago and I thought it would look great on this layout.  So, I cut out three strips of paper, added ink to the outside, and rolled them up.  I then added the eyelets, attached the paper and then added string to tie them up!  After I completed the first one the rest was rather easy!  Yea..score one for me!

Here you can see all the layers that I used.  I also used from Kaisercraft the wooden hinges plus I added the little pearls.  The flourish is from Maya Roads which I painted a light blue.  You can see the little snowflakes from Maya Roads and painted them blue but then added stickles plus a blue center.

Look at all the lovely flowers!  These are from Petaloo!  I also added a wooden square plus had a little tag that I painted and wrote "cousins" on it.  I had in my stash this cute little clear round ball and found some clear teardrops as well.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Fancy Pants - Timbergrove Collection - Timbergrove Strips Paper
Fancy Pants - Timbergrove Collection - Powder Paper
Fancy Pants - Timbergrove Collection - Crystals Paper
Bazzill - Red Cardstock
Maya Roads - Snowflakes, Flourishs
Martha Stewart - Cherish Punch
Tim Holtz - Distress Took, Blue Distress Ink
White & Blue Ribbon - TCS
Petaloo - Flowers
White Tear Drop - TCS
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Kaisercraft - Wooden Hinges
Blue Thread

Thank you for taking a peek and please visit The Crafty Scrapper for all you scrapbooking needs.  You may also contact them at

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Crafty Scrapper Design Team 2014

A New Year- A New Beginning - A New Design Team!

Hello crafty friends and family!
We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
We want to start this year off by introducing you to 
the 2014 Crafty Scrapper Design Team.
Some of these ladies are familiar to you and a couple are new.
Please make them all feel welcome by hopping by their blogs to say hi!

My name is Amy Lanford and I live in Irving, Texas.  I have been around crafting my whole life. My grandma is a seamstress and my mom had her own ceramic business that we helped with all through my childhood.  I grew up with a love of crafting and understanding the healing powers of it! I had been very into needlepoint until I found out I was expecting my daughter. At that point arthritis in my hands made hours of holding a small needle impossible! I wanted to find a way to make things for my daughter Emilyann and that's when my love of paper crafting began. When I married my best friend Fred in 2007, he came with our two other kids - Amy and Lee. The magic of crafting gave me a bridge through the world of step parenting. It quickly became something Amy and I enjoyed doing together and it was exploring local crafting shops with her that led me to my favorite store The Crafty Scrapper! This is where the real addiction began and where I transitioned from 12 x 12 layouts into all the other wonderful ways there are to paper craft! In late 2012 I realized I needed to put my art out there as our home was overflowing with all my projects.  While working a full time stressful job and managing our busy home life I started a blog and began taking custom orders for mini albums for friends. It has been so rewarding!  I am so excited to be a member of this year's design team and get to share my art with others!
Anita H. 

 I was raised in the mountains of New Mexico, but I've also lived in El Paso, Morton (West Texas) and San Antonio before settling down in Midland, after my husband, Rick, graduated Law School. We were married right after I graduated collage from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1993, with a degree in Education. I taught elementary school for 10 years, before quitting to help my husband run his businesses, as well as spend more time with our family. We have three crazy, smart, and gorgeous children, who pretty much run our lives, ages 16, 13, and 10.

I've been interested in creating things ever since I can remember. The wonderful and vivid memory of my first box of 48 Crayola Crayons still resonates within me whenever I see a box. Pure euphoria of the box of 96 (With the ultra cool sharpener!) a few years later, was the highlight of my 6th grade year! I took every craft oriented style class I could in Junior High and High School...from Wood Shop to Leather Tooling to Welding. Cooking, baking, and crafting with my talented Mother was a way of life for me, and we participated in Craft Shows from my Junior High years and on. We made and sold so many things for extra income, and I adopted that philosophy all through college as well. I even took in a Jewelry Making class, and sold my wares. If Basket Weaving would have been offered I would have taken it too.

I'm thankful I have the opportunity to pass my love for cooking, baking, and crafting to my daughter, who also likes to create with me.

You can see my work, tutorials, and video tutorials on my blog The Artful Maven Haven at
 My name is Gena Glover and I have been crafting for 16 years and I love it all! I scrapbook traditional layouts, but also enjoy creating chipboard books. I started with a small card table in my living room and over the years in has grown into a designated room full of scrappy goodness.

I have been a customer of the Crafty Scrapper since Carolyn opened the store, next became a member of the design team and then Carolyn took pity on me and hired me to work part time. Now, I am the manager! I love my job and I treasure her friendship and all the friendships I have made with our customers along the way.

I have been married to my best friend, Kris, for 16 years. We have 4 children... 3 grown and on their own and 1 left at home. Kris also has an older son who is married to a wonderful lady and they have 3 awesome little ones. So I have plenty of scrapping subjects!

I look forward to sharing and creating with you! 

Please stop by my blog HandCraftedDreamsByGena to say hi sometime!
I have been scrapbooking for 10 years and I love each and every day that I get to scrap. I have been married for 43 years and my husband Eddie is my best supporter. We have four grown children, two daughters and two sons, and each one is married. I also have four grandchildren, two boys and two girls. They are my greatest source of inspiration. I have studied art for ten years and I find that scrapbooking is a way to express one self. I have used many unconventional methods and I hope each one of you enjoy seeing what I have created.

I was asked to join the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper which is such an honor. I look forward to seeing comments and hopefully will have the opportunity to meet you.


Melissa Hines, Business Analyst by day and artist by nite. She is a self taught 
art nerd who begain scrapbooking 14 years ago. She and Annette Prudhomme
 formed 2 Scrappy Chicks and were exclusive teachers at The Crafty Scrapper 
when it first opened 7 years ago. Over the last few years she has focused on 
digital art and art journaling. She has a quirky style with a vintage flair mixing 
vintage elements, digital images, paper and every kind of ink, paint and paste. Design
 team for Crowabout Studio, Hidden Vintage Studio, Tumblefish Studio, Craft 
Attitude and The Crafty Scrapper
I am a big fan of The Crafty Scrapper. I never mind driving here from Arlington because it is the best scrapbook store in all of Texas! Believe me; I’ve been to many of them. What a joy it is to see the latest supplies here and think of ways to use them. 

My wonderful husband supports and encourages my scrappy "addiction", and so do our two grown children. My family is the joy of my life and the subject of much of my scrapbooking. When I’m not working on layouts of my immediate family, I enjoy going through my mother’s pictures of our ancestors. The stories and pictures that she has shared with me make our family tree come alive.

Officially, I’ve been scrapbooking for about twenty years, but my scrapbooking began while in grade school, and I still have the first album that I made then! New techniques and products are of great interest to me and I consider myself lucky to live during a time when resources for scrapbookers are plentiful and ever-changing. I rely heavily on the training I received at Texas Christian University, where I majored in education and minored in art. The challenge of creating scrapbook art that hopefully will be cherished by generations to come drives me to tell the stories of my family and friends in an interesting and creative way.

You can find more of Patty at
I live in Mansfield, Texas, just a short drive away from The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. I love it there!

I began scrapbooking around six years ago, and since then I have been thoroughly enjoying the hobby. I love spending time with my family, and then scrapping our photos. I scrap vacations, birthdays, sports, and practically everything else I can get my hands on. I like to try new techniques and use the newest stuff! I like making gifts for my family and friends. I have been married to my wonderful husband, John for 12 years, and we have two children together. Our son, Evan, is 11, and he loves to play sports, and I love photographing him and scrapping those photos in mini albums. Our daughter, Macy, who is 9, likes to play sports, and she also loves to scrapbook--go figure! I also have a son named Blake, who is 22 now, and of course, he has been the subject of many of my projects, as well. Professionally, I teach Statistics full-time at UTA. Overall, I enjoy people, I am crazy about my family and friends, I love to scrapbook, and I am super excited to meet you at The Crafty Scrapper, hopefully in one of my classes!
You can find more of Shelley at
I’m Sonia Doneghue, also known in the crafting and photography world as Ms. Ruin.  Like so many of you, I lead a pretty busy life and I’m blessed to have very few dull moments.  I work full time for a faith-based healthcare system and on my spare time I enjoy community service, creating things, capturing the world around me through my camera’s lens, spending time with friends, traveling with my husband and I’m kind of a gym rat too. 

I will be the first person to tell you that traditional scrapbooking is not for me.  In fact, the sight of a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper sends me running in the opposite direction.  But when I do “scrap”, it’s simple.  I let my photos tell the story and try not to take too much away from the image at hand.  I have a knack for mini albums, canvas art, and other mixed media.  You will see a lot of raw emotion in my work, subjects that might make others uncomfortable, but what fun is your work if you are catering to the comfort of others?  Art is irrepressible, we should be too!  I have a motto in my photography because I love to photograph abandoned places and spaces, and that’s “I find beauty where most see atrophy.”  I think the same can be said with some of my own art.

Learn more about me through my images and words on my blog:  You will also find links to my facebook art page, my photography pages, pinterest and much more.
I have been a rubber stamper and paper crafter for over 17 years. For 14 years, I owned Imprints, a rubber stamp store in Fort Worth, Texas. I closed my store in June 2009. My hubby, Gary, had retired from General Motors a year before I closed my store. To downsize, we moved out to the country and now live on Cedar Creek Lake. Not too long after moving, I found the Crafty Scrapper to be a perfect spot to meet my friends for crafting, fun and fellowship. In 2010, I figured I made more cards (at least 225 of them) than I had in the fourteen years I owned my store. At every crop, I would bring a bunch of cards I had made and that is how the teaching “gig” happened, as several of the ladies really wanted me to teach and I finally said “yes”! And, I am so glad I did. I look forward to sharing my card creations with you.  Happy Stamping!
Anita S
Hi! I'm  Anita Scroggins and I am a rabid scrapbooker! I am so happy to be the DT Coordinator for The Crafty Scrapper this year~!! I love to make layouts and mini-albums, and I dabble in altered projects from time to time. I am a wife, a gardener, a Girl Scout Volunteer and a life long crafter. I keep busy these days redoing my house and yard, designing for several companies and teaching.

 I have the best husband ever - as long as there is dinner on the table and the cable bill is paid he doesn't care.  So far he hasn't noticed the 2nd electronic die cutter setting on my counter- I just got a Cameo on the mail last week! So far so good :o)

My style changes  a little here and there, but one thing remains the same - I am not a fan of "less is more". Less is less and more is best, and white space is my enemy.

I would love for you to stop by my blog and my Facebook page at - you can never have too many scrapbook friends, right? I am so blessed to be able to spend my time doing what I love!
WOW! What an amazing team we have! 
I am super excited to be working with all of these ladies.
 When you are in the store next, be sure to check out the new
projects they have made.  
There will be lots of fun things happening here on the blog and on the Facebook page
in the next few weeks, so be sure to stay tuned.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see us today!
See you again soon.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


These are various canvas' that I made for my children.  It took me about 6 weeks to complete all of these.  There are various layers and techniques that I used.  I used masking tape, stains, gesso, hot glue, mesh tape,  etc. etc.  I used the masking tape first, then added gesso all over the canvas and making thick layers then I let it dry.  I then added various stains using bubble wrap, Saran wrap, or in some I just sprayed with the stains.  Then I let it completely dry.  Afterwards I added more stains, dried that, and then I used various materials to add around the photos.  I also used fiber on many of the canvas'.

Thank you for looking and may you have a wonderful New Year in 2014!!!

Hugs – Ginger

Friday, January 3, 2014


This is  my little granddaughter Kenzie.  It is her Kindergarten photo.  Isn't she cute!  She loves pink and green so that is why I did this layout using those colors.  I inked, distressed, cut out, used modeling paste, etc.

Here you can see the various layers that I used.  I also added corrugated cardstock and used glass bead gels with pink paint.

You can see the modeling paste and stencil that I used plus I added mesh tape.

On this view you can see the circle with the punch which I used ink and bent it up.  I also used several layers behind the photo and distressed each one.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Papers:  ??  Not sure for I have had them awhile
Tim Holtz - Distress Tool, Distress Ink - Peeled Paint; Vintage Photo
Mesh Tape
Metal Black Bird; Metal Purse - Michaels
Martha Stewart - Circle Cutter
Petaloo & Spare Parts - Flwoers - Hobby Lobby
Butterfly Punch
Pearls - BoBunny
Corrugated Cardstock - Michaels
Modeling Paste
The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Pink Alphabet - Hobby Lobby

Thank you for looking!!

Hugs – Ginger