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Monday, December 12, 2011

Make your holiday Scrappy!

Gift the gift of inspiration and a good time this year! Scrap Again crops make the perfect stocking stuffer or gift! We can even mail you a certificate...  just send us a note with your payment or an email! We are more than happy to make your holiday Scrappy!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Scrap Again Design Team Kit - December

December Kit- Sneak Peak

The Scrap Again Elf's are busy busy busy planning for the holidays and excited to show you a sneak peak of the December kit.  The kit includes pattern paper from the 'Fresh Goods' line, created by PEBBLES (now owned by American Crafts).  And... what is so fun about the red/white pattern paper is that that the polka dots are raised for instant texture!

Kit Includes: 
  • Fresh Goods - Freshly Picked 
  • Fresh Goods - Come Again
  • Fresh Goods - Penny Candy
  • Bazzill Card Stock
  • Bingo Chips
  • Playing Cards
  • Ribbon and Flowers

Bingo chips are fun embellishments to add to you layouts.  The numbers can represent so many things like; the date of someones birthday, a jersey number, or how many family members you have.   Be on the look out for fun game pieces that could be used for scrapbooking embellishments.

And... don't throw away those old decks of cards missing a card or two... they make great embellishments in your layouts!

We can't wait to show you the inspiring layouts from the SA Design Team to keep those trimmers going over the holidays.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 SA Design Team WINNERS!!!

We are so appreciative for all the design team entries from near, far, and yes abroad!  It was very difficult to choose, and we really enjoyed getting to see so many entries that were creative and inspiring.  We are very excited to announce our 2012 SA Design Team.  They are....

Mandie Pierce - Mandie will be returning as a design team member again for 2012 and is currently from the Vacaville area.  She is also a member of the American Crafts (Pebbles) design team, has been featured several times in Scrapbook Trends magazine, and will be the a guest design team member for October Afternoon and Crate Paper!!.  Her creations are stunning and clever and always with a hint of her funky sense of humor! It has been amazing to work with her and we can't wait for her to continue to inspire us in 2012.

Rachel Anderson - Rachel will join us for the first time as a Design team member and is from the Auburn area.  She is also a design team remember for Green Tangerines and her  layouts are fresh and current, and always include a touch of "what's hot" and "trendy right now".  Just like her layouts her personality is fun and inspiring we know you'll love getting to know her and scraplift her as well!

Congratulations to our winners, we look forward to working with you in the new year.  And thank you again for all who submitted entries for our design team.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

8 1/2 x 11 goes 12x12

I am mostly a 12x12 traditional scrapbooker, lately I have been dabbling in to cards, mini albums and school projects for the kids. I look to magazines for a lot of my inspiration. Many times the magazines show beautiful layouts that I would love to scraplift, however all too often the layouts I am inspired by are 8 1/2 x 11. I get dimensionally challenged when my scraplift is not proportionally the same. The layout takes me a lot longer to create and I usually get frustrated and give up once it is assembled.

Clearly I have a solution:

I scraplifted an 8 1/2 x 11 layout exactly and then placed it on a 12 x12 cardstock! HOORAY! Problem solved!!! And I am quite pleased with the outcome!

I even journaled AND stamped!!!
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to Scrap Again...because once is NEVER enough!

Friday, November 25, 2011


It's time to Scrap Again... because once is never enough!  Join us for the first crop of the 2012 season.  It's going to be scrap-tacular!  FREE embellishments, Snack Bar, Give Aways, Cricut Center, Sewing Machine, and MORE!! 
Saturday, January 28, 2012  
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last crop in 2011...

We are getting ready for our last crop this Saturday (Nov. 19)... crop bag is packed, and all our must have tools and punches are ready to go.  We've got a packed house... and only 6 seats left.  It's going to be sooooo much fun.  If your friends have not signed up yet... remind them to register asap!! 

The 2012 schedule will be announce at the crop too!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To our military...

We are reminded often living here in Vacaville of the service men and women protecting our great nation.  Living close by Travis Air Force Base, we see and hear the planes flying above.. thankful for a safe return, or wondering where are they going?... and saying "be safe".  We so often see our service men and women in uniform where ever we go... and think there truly are real life Heroes.

Today we would like to say thank you to all, near and far, who have served and continue to serve this great nation.  And to their family members who love and support them, thank you too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2012 Scrap Again Design Team Call

Ring! Ring! Calling all Scrappers and Paper Crafters! Scrap Again is looking for energetic and creative Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters to join our 2012 design team (Jan - Jun)! We hope you will consider joining our design team!

Scrap Again Design Team Member Benefits:
(6 mos.)
  • Receive a free designer kit each month
  • Receive free admission to Scrap Again crops while active as a design team member
  • Receive VIP shopping status at the consignment sale while active as a design team member
  • If you choose to participate in the consignment sale, your consignment registration fee is waived
  • Your bio and picture will be posted on our Website, Facebook, Pinterest, and our Blog.
  • Your scrapbook photos will be posted on our Website, Facebook, Pinterest, and our Blog.

Design Team Requirements:
  • 6 month commitment
  • Submit each month, photos of 2 single or double layouts using the monthly Scrap Again designer kits. (Cards, mini albums, and other paper crafting projects can be substituted.)
  • If you have a Blog, create a post about your completed work each month.  
  • We would ask that you add comments on our Facebook and Blog posts when you feel you have something to share.
  • Attending crops are optional; however, if attending, we may ask for a bit of help setting up centers and packing up centers, and when requested offer creative ideas for registered guest.
  • Please submit the following to
    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • E-mail address
    • Blog link (but having a blog is not a requirement!) 
    • Send photos of 2 original layouts/projects or a link to your online gallery
Please answer the following questions:
  1. Why are you applying to our design team?
  2. Do you have an obsession with scrapbook supplies, brand, tools, or organizing your scrap-stash? If so... share it with us, we would love to hear all about it!
We accept out of state entries, We do not accept international entries.
Submit entries by November 26, 2011 to

Design Team Selection:
Amy and Randi will make the design team selections based on creativity of work submitted.Design Team members will be publicly announce on December 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SADT October Kit... product from 'Amy Tangerine'

The SADT October kit could possibly be our favorite kit of the year!  We couldn't wait to work with the new 'Amy Tangerine' line from American Crafts... and all the fun goodies we found to go with it.  The fabric flowers are from Basic Grey, and the fun colored pre-sewn fabric strips we found at our local fabric store. 

'Amy Tangerine' really did a great job designing this line... creating fun papers to work with and using a unique color pallet (probably not anything I would typically choose!).  The choice of pattern patter; from flowers, to wood grain, and dots, creates texture on your pages and all together works great.  It just so happened that I decided to make this a golf layout... and then I found the coordinating sticker "A slice of the good life".  It was the perfect sticker to add, playing off of the word 'slice' as it relates to the game of golf.

I don't have a sewing machine YET (my birthday is coming up though!) and I love the look of fabric and stitching on scrapbook layouts, it just seems to really complete the page.  We found these great fabric strips at the local fabric store.  They come in a pack of about 12, and there were a few coordinating colors to choose from.  (We found them by the pre-cut quilting strips.)

Embellishment and alpha stickers are also 'Amy Tangerine' by American craft.  But if you already have fabric Thickers, use a marker to make stitch like marks for the same look.

The chevron pattern (zig-zag) is everywhere!  Cut along the pattern for a fun edge.

Can't wait for 'Amy Tangerine' to come out with her new line, it was so fun to work with this one.  (BTW... love her name too!)  I'll be sure to include this layout in our Design Center albums for the crop on Nov. 19 too!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hybrid Pages... to create an album!

Like Randi said...we both put off using the WRMK Hybrid pages... and we were definitely missing out on a good thing!  I have in the past made traditional 12x12 albums as gifts and stopped making them for a few reasons; costs, time, and it required the new Mommy to crop and glue the photos into the album... and who has time for that when your changing soooo many diapers! (right!).  Well... Hybrid albums are the answer!!!  Because the layouts are pre-designed, it took no time at all to make 14 single page layouts (only 3 hours).  And, because I used double sided patter paper, I was also completing the back side... saving time and money.  I'm sure the new Mommy will also appreciate that all she needs to do is just insert the 4x6 photos ... and the album is complete.

Here is an example of a WRMK Hybrid Page. There are several different pages layouts to choose from too!

There is brand called 'Simple Stores' that has a few themed patter paper lines, that are designed to go with the WRMK Hybrid page inserts.  The paper is designed to be cut to the size and shapes for each pocket in the Hybrid page (Example, 4x4, 4x6, 2x12, or 6x12).  There is even coordinating stickers that make embellishing quick and easy too!  The line I used for this baby book was Baby Steps.   Below is a 12x12 sheet of images, that when cut will create 6 - 4x6 tags... and don't forget they are double sided!

To make this album, I started by cutting all the Simple Stories pages according to their images and inserted them into a few pockets in the Hybrid pages.  Then I used the coordinating 12x12 patter paper and cut it to fit into a few of the pockets, and lastly matched cardstock to put into the remaining spaces.

For the cover page, I made a traditional 12x12 page... and I actually Scrapbooked the back side too!... (saving me from having to use another sheet of cardstock).

Cover Page - traditional 12x12 album using left over scraps and coordinating embellishment stickers.

The back side of the cover page and the first Hybrid page.


The hot air balloon is the back side image of the owl on the previous page!  I just 'heart' double sided paper!

I thought it was going to take much longer than it did... but I was right at about 3 hours of work.  With extra time and paper left over, I even made a few brag books for the Grandmas too!

I wish I could have this on display out our next crop November 19 (our last crop for 2011), but I must send it to my cousin for his First birthday coming up soon.  I will definitely be making more albums for friends and family using the Hybrid system!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hybrid Pages

I think I can speak for Amy as well as myself when I say we have fallen in love with the We R Memory Keepers hybrid pocket pages. Over the past year or so we have converted our albums to the We R Memory Keepers D-ring albums. Each album comes with 10 page protectors and one hybrid pocket page.

I am embarrassed and disappointed to tell you that I have stubbornly ignored those hybrid pages until recently. I am a 12x12 one to two-page layout kinda girl and had no intention of trying something new. Finding time to scrapbook is enough of a challenge for me let alone trying some new way to scrapbook! BOY was I a fool!!!! Not only are the hybrid pages easy and fun they are super fast too!

Here is a layout with a companion hybrid page

Sorry the pictures didn't come out as I had hoped. The pages are really fun in my album. I had taken the boys to Six Flags and we did so much that the hybrid pages allowed me to do a fun single photo layout and use up a lot of the photos of animals and the kids exploring that might otherwise not make the cut.

Stay tuned we will be posting more creative ways to use hybrid pages!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Studio Calico Boardwalk kit

Sometimes you have a wonderful shopping trip to your local scrapbook store, or if you are like me a you receive a scrappy mail delivery since the scrapbook stores are not local anymore! Well with the craziness of life lately I was just able to get to my Studio Calico kit that arrived last month. It was hard to have it on my scrap desk and not be able to touch it!!!! But oh,euphoria when I did bust into it. My scrappy little paws couldn't stop! It was trimmers on fire, adhesive on the loose and thickers gone wild as I created two layouts before the boys even noticed I was missing in Scrapland.

Can you name the song I was listening to?? My title was kinda inspired by it!
Hint: It it country...
Normally I don't care much for Basic Grey paper, but a few border punches and my go-to layout was complete!
Aren't these Thickers fun?!!

Yes another song inspired title for this page! This page was so much fun for me to create! I challenged myself to a lot of "firsts"
1. I cut along the shape of the honeycomb paper
2. Used a new American Crafts chalkboard embelly
3. Stamped...the circle is a stamp on kraft cardstock with a paper punched center
4. I JOURNALLED!!! YAY me! Not only that, I typed it on the computer which came out with the exact effect I wanted!

I am slightly addicted to my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher...

When I was able to get back to Scrapland...I made one more layout with this kit!

For this one, I cut down the cream cardstock and adhered  it right onto the back of the 1st layout, since they were from the same vacation! I still need to journal on this one...

When I do the title will make more sense...see Kyle (the cutie in the pictures) was potty training while we were on this camping trip to Clear Lake. He was doing awesome, except for the fact that he would drop and go pee whenever he needed to go...even if it was by the dinner table or on a cop's foot! Yes one of our friend's who happens to be a police officer found his foot in the direct path of Kyle's stream! I laughed creating this page almost as much as I did when it actually happened!

Another Tiny Attacher sighting!

And this was all that was left of the kit! Perhaps it will make it's way to the next Consignment Sale!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last crop in 2011...

You know the 2011 year is coming to a close when you begin to see advertisements for black Friday sales and Christmas decorations in stores (.. but should it at least wait until Halloween is over?!)  It's been another exciting year for Scrap Again, and we have so much to be thankful for.  We can't wait to scrap one more time with ya'll in 2011 before the new year begins.  Our last crop is on Nov. 19, 2011 and we hope you can join us!  Get your creative crew together and scrap one last time before the holiday begin!!  Register at to reserve your spot.

Last Crop in 2011
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Join us for a fun filled day of Scrapbooking

2012 Crop schedule is coming soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A personal project

This whole scrappy business we have is a fun way to connect with other creative people! I usually try to keep posts neutral and not bore you with my personal trials and tribulations of mommyhood, marriage, family drama and the continuous battle I wage against myself to be Superwoman. Well unfortunately I have been neglecting our blog. I haven't been consistently making creative posts and I apologize as I have been overwhelmed by terrible news that has befallen a true Super Woman in my life.

Typically I DO NOT create scrapbooks, or even layouts for people as gifts. I rarely have enough time to get my own pages completed. Yes my scrappy time is precious and I am selfish.

However,that all changes when two months ago my Gramma was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. News that brought my whole family to our knees. Last month the doctors scheduled her for surgery to remove the tumor and most of the pancreas. I live 500 miles away so I flew down to support her but I left my kids at home. I made her this mini book to have in the hospital so she could still see her great-grandchildren and know she was loved even if we are not always close by. It was a small gift compared to the years of love, attention, advice, support and laughter she has given to me. She had her first chemo treatment this week and my Grandpa told me she keeps that book close and enjoys looking at it all the time.

Well I thought if she enjoys it so much I should share it with you. Please forgive the terrible pictures. I took them with my phone before I packed it in the suitcase and I was a bit frantic.

The project itself was not challenging to make at all! However the emotion behind every glue dot was too much for me to even journal. But you know some things in life there are no words for. The love in the gift itself was more than enough for my Gramma. She is beyond amazing like that!  I am so happy I created this for her and that it is helping her make it to our next visit.

I wanted to let you know that this ENTIRE book was created with scraps and goodies purchased at our last Consignment Sale! I was so impressed with the quality of products I bought and was ecstatic when they fit my pictures perfectly for this album. Even the black chipboard album was picked up for $1!!! Some of the products are from Studio Calico,Sassafrass, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket...all of my favorite lines for a VIP in my life!!!

Thank you for allowing me to share


Saturday, October 22, 2011

What we couldn't pass up...

Well... we didn't get far into Expo (first booth) before we spotted some MUST HAVE paper and embellies!! It was such great fun to see so many of our crop friends and shop... hope you had fun too! 
Here's what we couldn't pass up... Pink Paislee (Nantucket), Simple Stories (25 Days of Christmas), October Afternoon (Sidewalks), and... of course more mini type alpha stickers. 

What was on your MUST HAVE list?
Now it's time to... Scrap Again with our new products!!