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Friday, November 16, 2012

Mandie's (very late) October layouts

Hi, Guys!  Mandie here with some very late layouts & a card from the October kit.  I don't know if Randi & Amy have any left, but if they do, you NEED to snatch one up at the crop tomorrow.  I LOVED this kit.  The colors & patterns were awesome!
I made this rad card with my silhouette & filled in the pattern.  (The stamp is from Kelly Purkey & Simon Says Stamp) 
Alright local friends, if you have not been to Squeeze Inn, you should go.  Oh my gosh!  SOOOOO delicious.  For this layout I went with a fall back design for me - a grid.  When I feel stuck (Or sometimes just because I LOVE them!) I go to a grid.  

For this one, I did a little more layering.  (The wooden veneer stars are not from the kit.  They are from Studio Calico.)  Behind the photo, I used a leftover piece from the card.  Love that chevron!

I hope everyone has a great time tomorrow at the crop.  I hear it was a sell out!  So jealous, I won't get to be there!  Make sure to grab up a few of the kits and get scrapping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November, 17 Vendors

We've got all the accessories at the November 17 crop.. including Sweets and Scrapbook Treats!  Be sure to shop the vendors and get an early start on your holiday shopping.
Creative MemoriesClose To My Heart

GiGi Hill
Cookie Lee

A taste of whimsy

Shopping open to the public 10:00a - 2:00p (some vendors may stay later!)

Saturday, November 10, 2012


It's official... our Nov. 17 crop is SOLD OUT! If you would like to join our waiting list please e-mail us at and we will contact you if someone cancels. With over 80 people attending... the atrium will be packed, trimmers going, and creative inspiration abundant!! We can't wait!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

2 layouts in less than 30 minutes... It can be done!

We hope you had a fun night of trick-or-treating... and all your little goblins have come down from their sugar high!  Join us for a crafting high on Sat. Nov. 17 and we'll show you how to make this 30 minute or less layout, and one with a twist.  That's 2 layouts in 30 minutes or less!!!

Spook-tacular Friends:
(SADT - Amy Perkins - October Kit)
Trick-or-Treating is always more fun with friends! To make the Pebbles corrugated letters standout, I used a marker and outlined the edges.  The pattern paper was edged in black ink and I rounded the corners of a Jillibean Soup flag tag to create an embellishment and add a pop of color. Join us at the event on Sat. Nov. 17 for complete instructions.

EVENT - Saturday, Nov. 17
BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE.  Spend some crafty time with family or a friend. Note their name at check out and they can join you for free!  All crafters are welcome. 
Register Today
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street, Vacaville, CA
10:00a - 10:00p
$25.00 (Price for two guests)

Friday, November 2, 2012

FALL in love with 4 layouts and a card...

Check out these 4 layouts and card all inspired by fall activities that will make you want to... Scrap Again! 


Created by SADT Amy Perkins - October Kit
Read the original post and see more close up photos of the layouts!

Created by SADT Rachel Anderson - October Kit
Read the original post and stories behind the layout and card

Join us for our next event on November 17, 2012 when you can bring a friend for FREE!  Register today and note your crafty friends name at check out.  All crafters are welcome!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's time to Scrap Again... 
because you can bring a friend for FREE

Spend some crafty time with family or a friend
and note their name during checkout. 

Saturday, November 17
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street, Vacaville, CA
10:00a - 10:00p

12 inch trimmer- Fiskar   


We are so thankful to everyone who supported us this year.  To show our appreciation we are offering a "bring a friend" for free to the 11/17/12 event.  All crafters are welcome!!
Vendor Call 

Now accepting vendors for the last crop in 2012. 
Space is still available. 

Register to be a vendor today!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Kit Reveal - SADT Amy Perkins

Hi!  Amy here... with my October Kit Reveal.

I am loving the cooler weather just as much as I love this kit!  (... and that the pumpkin spiced latte has returned to Starbucks!)

Batman & Jessie: 
I LOVE Halloween trick-or-treating just as much as my kids do!!! My son has been Batman for the last 3 year and just the other day he said to me... "I think I need a new costume this year!" I'm sure they will change their minds 10 times between now and then, but I can't wait to see them running from house to house... and I can't wait to steel a few butterfingers from their bags too!  This layout is one of my go to layouts and can be completed in under 30 min. 

'P' is for Pumpkin:
Family fun at our house is carving pumpkins!  I was inspired again by a scrap piece of paper... this time it was the black chevron paper cut and spaced to create an arrow... which seems to be a trend in scrapbooking right now.

Pumpkin Carving:
After creating 3 layouts (I have saving one more to show you for later!!)... I still had plenty more from this kit to keep on creating!  I did pull from my scrap-stash on this one (kraft cardstock, tickers, washi tape, and bling)... but I love knowing I am using product from my scrap-stash too!  This is a really a simple and sweet layout, and a great way to use up scrap paper and extra embellishments.

Thanks for checking them out! ~Amy

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's time to Scrap Again...

because you can still crop for only $25.00

School pictures, book fairs, and sports registrations have you tapped out?  We understand!... so come join us for the October crop at the
regular registration price of $25.00

Saturday, October 20 
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street, Vacaville, CA
10:00a - 10:00p

$25.00 - Crop Only
$30.00 - Give back to the school of my choice 
Register Today
12 inch trimmer- Fiskar   

We welcome you to join us join us for the October 20th crop at the regular registration rate of $25.00 and still get all that the crop has to offer (12 Hour crop, vendor booth shopping and prize giveaways, sweets and treats, cricut center, and more!).  Or, you can register at the $30.00 registration rate and we will donate $10.00 back to the school of your choice.  The school with the most registrations will get an additional $50.00.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Who has the most school spirit?

One week until we... Scrap Again!.. and show our School Spirit! register today...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Show Your School Spirit!!

School Fundraiser Crop

Earn $10.00 for each registration 
that references your school...
and a chance to win 

an additional $50.00 for your school.

School Fundraiser Crop - October 20

All crafters welcome. Power strips available at each table grouping for your lights, computers, sewing machines, and other crafty electronics.

Promote this event at your school:  If you are interested in promoting this event at your school, please contact us at and we can send you a promotional poster and flyer.  Be sure to mention and forward this e-mail to your school's fundraising chair person for the opportunity to raise money for your school!

Event Details:
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, Vacaville, CA. Register at the $30.00 rate for the 10/20/12 event and Scrap Again will donate $10.00 back to the school of your choice. The school with the most registrations will also earn an additional $50.00. Register online at and be sure to
enter the school of your choice during check out. Show your school spirit!

Basket Raffle:  Want to earn even more money for your school?  Create a basket for your school to raffle at the crop.  Your school will earn an additional $1.00 for every ticket entered to win your basket.  Contact us for more details at  Scrap Again will be selling tickets at the crop for $1.00 each.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Rachel's October Projects

hello! I'm sharing my projects for the lovely October kit, Season Premier!

fall fun

literally a fun page with a fun picture of my niece and nephews getting a little crazy with the leaf pile :) the leaves were cut with my silhouette (here is the cut I used). This was inspired by all the layouts I have seen lately with large photos :)

hi card

a pretty simple card with some messy stitching and more silhouette cuts (pumpkins here). I guess I was in a very fall mood this month, despite the temperatures here! I am ready for some real fall weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

School Fundraiser Crop!!

Scrap-tacular School Fundraiser Crop this October 20! Earn $10.00 for every registration that references your school... to learn more and register visit SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Main Kit - Reveal


October Main Kit - Collage 2  
Season Premier

Be sure to tune in to Scrap Again's season premier this October.  It's sure to be a hit with characters like October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, and Pebbles.  The drama continues with two alphas, chiffon flowers, tags, twine, buttons, and more embellishments.  This is one episode you won't want to miss.   

Main Kit now available for purchase online.  Click Here

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Consignment Sale 9/15/12

WOW... yesterdays SUPER SCRAPBOOK SALE was a huge success! It was so much fun and there were great bargain too! What was the best scrappy bargain you found?  Here are a few pics from the day!

Getting setup for the sale

Bins full of bargain!

Going... going...


Thank you to everyone who came and to our volunteers for their help!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Today's the day!

Shop the super Saturday SCRAPBOOK SALE.  Can't crop... be sure to stop by and shop!  More bins and more tables jam packed with product than ever before.  We'll see you there!  (Shopping open to public at 3:00p)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Consignor Tip #5

O.K. consignor's... it time to get packing!

All items (with the exception of large items) must be packaged in clear bags.  You can use any size clear bags, including sandwich size bags for smaller items. 

If you plan on selling a single item, and your item is in it's original packaging, for example; a pack of Thickers or stickers, you do not need to put them inside another bag.  Use the original packaging as long as it is not torn. 

When putting your items in the bag, it is a good idea to have contents visible from both side, so the buyer has a good feel for what it is they are purchasing.  This also means that small items should be placed in front and not hidden between two sheets of 12x12 paper.  

It's important that labels are taped to the inside of the package to keep them in one place.  Why you ask?... this is because we are looking for the label when checking customers out, and if you have discounted your item, and the label moves, it's likely that we will not see the discounted price marked on top of the original price.  For larger items, please be sure to securely tape your label to your item. 

Lastly, all packages need to be sealed shut to prevent damage and theft.  Yes... even if you are using flap sealed bags or bags with a Zip Loc seal, you will still need to seal the packaging!  Clear packing tape works great.  For larger items that may be in boxes, please be sure to seal them shut to prevent pieces from falling out or pieces getting separated.

Check out pictures on our web page to show how to package your product.
Happy Packaging!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Consignor Tip #4

Keep those groups laid out and grab a bunch of index cards and a sharpie... it's time to label and price.  You can use scrap pieces of paper, or cut 8 1/2" x 11" into smaller index card sizes... or I went to the Dollar Store and bought a 100 pcs. pack of 3x5 index cards for ... well you guessed it $1.00.

The labels must include the following information:
1.  Consignor #
2.  Price (in increments of 50 cents)
3.  Description (optional)

Although the description is optional, the buyer appreciates knowing the contents.  The description doesn't need to be long, but it should include information if the item is partially used or if there are known missing pieces to kits.  If anyone is selling Cricut cartridges, we do ask that you disclose if the cartridge has been downloaded on a Gypsy.

We get a lot of questions about how to price items.  The best advice we can give is... price it for what you would be willing to buy it for... not what you wish you could sell it for.  For example, you saw a jar of flowers and you had that moment... the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE THEM!' moment.  If the cost was $4.99... and you made 3 beautiful layouts, and you only used half of them, you might reason and want to sell the remaining flowers for $2.50.  But, is someone willing to pay $2.50 for them... would you?  Items that are priced to sell, tend to sell.  We have given the bench mark that, 10 - 20 sheets of single sided pattern paper sell for around $1.00.  But, if you have very current product, and we all know that one sheet of quality, name brands, double sided paper, now goes for $0.89 or more.. you should definitely make the appropriate price adjustments and price accordingly.   

We've identified two different pricing strategies.  The first one we will call it the 'I have to have it' price strategy.  It's much easier for shoppers to have the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE IT' moment, when the product is reasonably priced.  You may choose this strategy and keep your prices lower in order to sell more items all together.  Keep this in mind when you are making your groups too... so if you have 50 sheets of single sided pattern paper, you may consider making 5 groups at $1.00 each or 2 groups for $2.50 each.

The second pricing strategy we will call it the 'starting price' price strategy.  This is when maybe your not quite sure what price you want to mark your item, so you choose a starting price, knowing that you will have the opportunity to reduce the price if it has not sold.  At around 5:30p, when there is about 1.5 hours left in the sale, we will make an announcement letting the consignors know that if they would like to reduce prices on items that have not yet sold, they may do so at that time.  

Lastly we will be having the 'fire bin' sale at the very end of the sale.  This is when we will ask the consignors to determine a final price for all the contents in their bin, as is.  

Please note that lowering pricing on your items, and participating in the 'fire bin' sale are optional.  For any consignors who are not staying for the crop, we will have volunteers to help reduce prices on items not yet sold for you at a rate of 50%, and determine a fire bin sale price by taking an additional 50% off.  For example let's say you had $20.00 worth of product still left in your bin.  The volunteers would reduce each item by 50% and your bin would now have $10.00 worth of product in it.  Let's say $2.00 worth of product sold and your bin now contains $8.00.  The volunteers would determine your 'fire bin' price to be $4.00.

You will be amazed at how quickly $1.00 + $2.00 + $3.00 will add up! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at
You can also find more information by reading the FAQ

Sunday, September 9, 2012


We are so excited! Happy Sunday to all our scrappers! HUGE announcement! WE HAVE OVER 50 CONSIGNORS!!! AND 9 FABULOUS Vendors!!! Gigi Hill, Cookie Lee, Jamberry Nails, The Art Life, Creative Memories, Close to My Heart, Handmade by Linda, Blessings Unlimited, and Scentsy! Come shop our scrappy bargains, get an early start on those holiday gifts, and spend the day scrapping with your friends! What could be better? Next weekend is going to be our BEST EVENT EVER!!!!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Consignor Tip #3

Deciding how to group your product is much easier than deciding what to sell... so congratulate yourself on getting to this point in the process!!

There are a several different ways to group your product.  Consider the following:
1. By Theme: Baby Girl, Holiday, Birthday, etc.
2. By Type: Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Embellishments, Thickers, Stickers, etc.
3. By Condition: New Product, Used Product, Scraps of paper
4. By Color: All shades of one color grouped together- this works well for cardstock and pattern paper.
4. By Kits: All remaining product and embellishments from a kit or paper line.
Alpha and Thickers Bundle

Find a good amount of space, like your kitchen table or counters, and begin sorting through your stash and grouping them in piles.  You may decided to group them in a combination of ways... like your cardstock and pattern paper by color an your embellishments by type.  You may even decide to make up your own themed kits by putting together a few pieces of cardstock, pattern paper, and adding a few embellishments that coordinate.  If you have a lot of one product, consider making smaller groups.  For example, if you have a lot of Halloween product, make up 2 or 3 kits.  The idea is to present your product in a way that would appeal to the buyer.

 Basic Grey Hopscotch Kit with embellishment

Lastly... as you sort and group your product DO NOT create a 'return to scrap-stash' pile!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Consignor Tip #2

Deciding what to sell may not be as easy as you think.  This is because we are reasoning with ourselves on why we should keep the item.  Let's admit, we've all heard those voices inside our heads!  

So, a tip to help is, decide on a reasonable time frame like 6 mos, 1 year, or even 2 years.  Then, as you go through your scrap-stash, keep only those items you purchased within that time frame.  Items purchased beyond the time frame should be added to your designated bin, box, or drawer (and keep it their!).  If you haven't used it by now, chances are you not going to use it... and you most likely already bought something more current to use in it's place.

Also consider smaller quantities of one product.  For example, if you bought a jar of flowers and there are 175 pieces in the jar.... ask your self are you really going to use all of them?  If not, keep only what you think you will use and sell the rest.  The same goes with brads, buttons, and ribbon.  If you bought a spool of ribbon with 3 or 10 yards on it... keep for example 1 yard instead.

Be sure to go through your stash of 'used' product too.  If you are holding onto stickers, thickers, paper, and other product with hopes that you might use them again one day, you should consider selling these items.  Again, decide on a time frame.  If you haven't used the remaining items in the last 6 mos or 1 year, then add them to your designated bin. 

More tips to come on packaging, labeling, and pricing.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Consignor Tip: #1

We are so excited for the upcoming scrapbook sale (Sat., Sept 15!)  It's going to be BIGGER and BETTER than the last!  And, with the sale taking place in about 1 and 1/2 weeks, we are back sharing our series of tips for all consignors to help you get ready for the sale.  So here is the first tip...
Tip #1: Designate a box, bin, or drawer, and as you start to go through your scrap-stash keep all the items you are going to sell in one spot.  (And here is the hard part)...  Once it has made it's way to this designated box... it should remain in the box and not come back out to join your scrap-stash again!! 
 If you have a creative crew member who is interested in selling their scrap-stash, we are still accepting consignor registrations!! You can register online at