Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
We still have a GREAT selection of Christmas related product so stop in so you can start scrappin' all those pictures you took over the weekend.
Or maybe you want to send out thank you cards? Here's a super cute card Leslie made & colored with Copic Markers. Swap out the sentiment for a thank you and you are all set!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Page Extravaganza

Only one week now until Carrie's page Extravaganza! Last year this was a wild success. If you want to scrap some of your Christmas pictures FAST, join her. This is just one of the pages you'll be doing--love this paper line from Fancy Pants. Make one layout or make all 3, just call and sign up. Can't wait to see the other 2 layouts!

Monday, December 19, 2011


On Saturday, Gloria stopped in and shared this little gift she made. Out of matchboxes! In the little "drawers" she has placed some treasures for the kids to open & enjoy.

We LOVE when you guys bring in your projects to share. Thanks Gloria!

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Easy Solution

Don't you just love getting Christmas cards in the mail. Seems like every day now another beautiful card arrives. But what to do with them after the holidays?
THIS is the perfect, easy solution. She simply took cardboard and decorated it for covers, punched holes with a Cropadile (that thing will punch through anything!) and presto--you've got a binder! Won't it be fun to flip through years from now?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hero Stamps + Distress Stains

I came across this really nice video showing off one of the new stamps we got in from Hero Arts this past weekend AND how to use distress stains. The distress stains are new and we've had alot of questions on how to use them. Joy does a great job showing both products off here. Plus she has a fabulous Austrailian accent which is nice to listen to!!

Give the Gift of Scrapbook Skills!

So the days are flying by...and you still have someone on your list that you just don't know what to buy for Christmas. How about a gift certificate for a class at Scrapadoodle?

The perfect place to start is Scrapbooking 101 of course. Heather takes students through all the fundamentals and she offers this class once a month. Here is a sample of the page students will make next class.
Heather does a wonderful job teaching all about albums, adhesives, trimmers.....everything you need to know to get started. Students leave with a completed 2 page layout -- all they need to bring is the gift certificate you bought them and some pictures. EASY!!!

Memory Box

This week a new box of Memory Box dies arrived. We are big fans of these beautiful dies.If you are not familiar with them, here's the scoop. These dies are paper thin--they come in an envelope!
They work like any other die--just place on your die cutting machine's plate, put cardstock on top and roll it through. Here I am using the Big Shot die machine but it also works on a Cuttlebug.
And here's what you get! These dies are so intricate and beautiful!! Ready to add to your scrapbook page or card.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New stamps

Isn't this a beautiful color combination? And the stamp is one of the new ones we have in from the Hero Arts 2012 reveal. You must stop and see some of these!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This Saturday.....

Are you excited? We are only a day and a half away from the release!
Saturday at 12:30 is our big reveal....don't miss seeing all the new stamps.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Clean, Simple, Beautiful

Cute wrapping idea today. And it doesn't get much easier that this. We have quite a few papers with music so all you need is that + kraft paper + twine + a letter and you are done!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Travel Gift

How fabulous is this mini book? This would be the PERFECT gift for anyone you know that travels. Even if they don't scrapbook this would be awesome---you complete the book, then all they have to do is add pictures!!!It all starts with one of the most inexpensive items ever--plain old chipboard.
Cover all pages with travel themed paper.
This line of paper is from October Afternoon and yes, we have it in our travel section in the store. Don't you just LOVE this plaid:
After you've covered the pages and embellished with twine, ribbon, stickers, etc... the last step is to bind. So easy on the Zutter. It punches through even the heaviest chipboard with ease.
We have the wire binds in all types of colors and sizes. There is still plenty of time to put one of these together for someone special!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Because Christmas cards don't always have to be red and green right?
I seriously love these 2 examples of that....PINK for Christmas:

These are stamped with Hero Arts products...getting you ready for our Hero Arts event next weekend ;-)


This beautiful Sizzix die is a classic--you know the ones that never go out of style, the ones you use year after year. Here's a tag and a page made with him (her?)
The patterned paper used here is part of the Simple Stories line and we've got a HUGE selection of it in right now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tree stamp

Like you, I like to buy stamps that can be used for more that one occasion. This Hero Arts tree stamp is a perfect example of this. I used it at Halloween to make the orange card and now here is the winter version using the same stamp:This is just the trees stamped with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with white powder. After that, I just used blue distress ink over the top. The embossed trees will resist the distress ink--one of my all time favorite techniques. The sentiment is from the Christmas Penny Black set. Glitter compliments of Miss Martha of course :-)
The shape of the sentiment section was done using a Tim Holtz edge die and I just cut one side off to make it fit flush along the edge.
Stay tuned because I have a feeling you'll be seeing this stamp again.....possibly for spring??!

12 tags of Christmas

Day one of the 12 tags has begun! If you love learning new techniques, Tim Holtz's 12 tags is for you! The background of this tag is so fun to do. I never would have thought to apply embossing ink right onto an embossing folder but that's what we did and it really works! Step by steps are on his blog of course. As of this morning, we did have both the Noel and the Pine Cone die. Lynne will be doing her best to keep us in stock on all the goodies he uses on his tags so keep checking in!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paint cans

We love these see-through paint cans for gift giving--makes such a great presentation!
Melissa created this one:
She cut the poinsettias using this Cricut cartridge:
Then she filled it with mints. Great gift for anyone and so easy.
We have the cans in 2 sizes and these will fly out fast! So many ways you can fill these--even just for disguising gift cards these would be perfect.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Take lots of pictures and come see us to make some layouts to celebrate the day.
Carrie created this kit:
How about these paper rosette turkeys? Pretty original idea from Tim Holtz.
Here's an inspiration piece for you -- what are you so thankful for this year?
And here's hoping you get plenty of treats!!
Enjoy the day and stop over on Black Friday AND Small Business Saturday---watch your email for specials.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 3rd! Scrapadoodle will be hosting a
We'll have all the varieties of Cricut machines up and running and you'll be able to make all kinds of projects like this pillow box, tags, cards.....lots of fun planned. More details coming......

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Small Business Saturday

You may have seen this commercial running but I wanted to share it here with you too.
Small Businesses bring so much to their communities and it's really nice that a day has been designated just to celebrate and support them!

Friday, November 11, 2011


We've had this line in for awhile called Fiesta and I've admired the patterns and colors--just couldn't quite come up with a project for it. Well here it is! What a great idea and a great gift--who doesn't like salsa & chips? Cover any box with these great papers and then fill with chips, salsa, maybe some margarita mix :-)
I like how they made the bag toppers and covered the bottles with the matching papers.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make & Takes

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enjoy Christy's free make & takes today featuring TONS of Sizzix products. Everybody had a great time and walked away with some really cool little projects.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another beautiful Organizer

Christy strikes again with another fabulous project. She took this KaiserKraft desk organizer....
and made this!
So cute on anyone's desk to help them stay organized. This is the 2nd one she's done so if you missed the first, scroll down!

Sizzix dies

New dies keep arriving in anticipation for this Saturday's big event--come play with us and maybe you'll get to play with some of these. We also received a nice new batch of their embossing folders which always fly out the door!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Make and Takes: THIS SATURDAY

In case you haven't heard, this Saturday will be huge. Christy is coming to demo Sizzix products with SIX make and take stations. Come in from 10-2 and join the fun.

How much will it cost you?


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another beautiful Carla card

Pretty color combination here. Carla used the Sizzix die below to create the ornament. She embossed the background with an Sizzix embossing folder.

Go Cards!!!!!

Great night last night for all the Cardinal fans...that is, the World Series Champion Cardinals!
We have both Cardinals paper and Cardinals die cuts for those who celebrate by making a layout!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What we've been creating...

This is one of the most beautiful projects I've seen in a long time. Christy took this set of plain drawers and covered them with one of the newest paper lines from Basic Grey. She added all kinds of fun embellishments and came up with:Love this little crown from Tim Holtz she added with some bakers twine:
Also, this fun set for Thanksgiving. All cut on the Cricut:

This is a page I created as a reminder that Copic markers are not just for card makers!!
I love this Hero Arts city scene stamp and knew it would be perfect for a page on our trip to Chicago. So I colored it in with Copics and used it as the main embellishment on my page:
Here's the products used