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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!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sacramento Expo

We're heading to SAC Expo on Saturday... can't wait! Did anyone go today? Fill us in the deals, where to be, and what to get!! Did you find any bargains?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

'Sew Ribbon' by WRMK

Check out this new instructional video about the new 'Sew Ribbon' by WRMK.  Let us know if you would go to Expo this weekend to get it, wait for the reviews, or is your tool bag too full.  You can also cast your vote on Facebook too!  Let us know if you would like to see this tool added to our tool center at the crops.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yesterdays Crop...

Yesterday's crop was sooo fun! I truly had a blast and managed to actually get a few pages done! We had a great crowd and Amy and I are incredibly grateful to share our scrap-happiness with all of you! Days like yesterday are a reminder of why we host these crops for everyone! Can't wait to see ya'll next month!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crop-toberfest is almost here...

Crop-toberfest is only 3 days away... and we can't wait to Scrap Again!  Not sure what it is... maybe it's the cooler weather, but it just feels right to scrapbook in the fall.  Wouldn't you say?  Sometime I think maybe it's all the excitement of the holidays to come, or the return of the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.  Either way... we are ready to scrapbook!  We would love to have you join us for this fun event if you haven't already register.  Register Now

And... here is another fun layout from our design team members Marcie Morgan using the October kit. 

Saturday, Oct. 15
Hampton Inn & Suites
Vacaville, CA 95688
12 hour crop only $25.00

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall in love with your layouts...

Here are a few tips and tricks from our Design Team that will have you falling in love with your layouts this fall.  'Weather' it's the theme of the layout, the latest trends in products, use of pattern paper, or color combinations... The Scrap Again Design Team will keep you inspired and keep those trimmers going this fall.

Mandie Pierce
1110 SADT Mandie Pierce 001
It's never easy to say good-bye to a friend who is moving away,  but it's easy to remember the moments you shared with them.  Honor a friendship by creating a layout about you and them this fall.

Mandie Pierce
1110 SADT Mandie Pierce 002
How couldn't you just fall in love with this cutie-pie! The chevron pattern (zig-zag) is one of the hottest trends to hit the scrapbooking scene.  Be on the look out for several brands to include this pattern in their lines this fall.

Taraleigh Gray
1110 SADT Taraleigh 001
Turn a layout into something extra meaningful by including words of wisdom that someone special shared with you.  Turn pattern paper into stunning diecuts by cutting out images like the flowers in this layout.

Taraleigh Gray
1110 SADT Taraleigh Gray 002
Mix up color patterns by combining neutrals with bright colors, and watch the page come to life.  And, try this fun technique for a border strip... instead of cutting a straight line, cut along the pattern of the pattern paper like the zig-zag in this layout.
Join us for Crop-toberfest
Cricut center, give aways, free embellishments, snack bar, design center,
sewing machine, and sooooo much more! 
12 hours of scrapbooking fun. 

Saturday, Oct. 15
Hampton Inn & Suites
 800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
ONLY $25.00

Register now
... don't get cropped out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


'SHOUT OUT' to consignor #63 (Jennifer)... we have some important information for you.  Please contact us at

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September Design Team Layouts- Marcie Morgan

Design Team Member - Marcie Morgan

Try something new!  Marcie created two focal points on her layout by splitting her pattern paper and matting photos.  This layout would also work great for a "before and after"or "then and now" inspired layout.  The banner at the bottom makes this layout trendy too!

Pink and green go so great together and also makes her card sweet and delicious!

More September inspired layouts to come... and the sneak peak of the October kit... COMING SOON!