Saturday, December 19, 2009

Teacher Spotlight: Melanie Massey

Melanie Massey

How long have you worked at The Scrapbook Page?
1 1/2 years

Your family?
great husband Steve; three young sons, baby girl on-the-way:)

Why do you scrapbook?
 To capture those everyday, special moments

Your scrapbooking specialty?
Kid pages, because I have so many kids:)

Favorite manufacturers?
Bo Bunny, Creative Imaginations, hard to just name a few!

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is
. . . inks

Favorite color?
red, but purple is a close second!

Your best scrapbooking is done when?
 I'm eating chocolate, drinking Pepsi, and hanging out with friends

You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . .
listening to rock on my ipod...Bon Jovi is my favorite!

Favorite Authors . . .
Frank McCourt, Anne Tyler (and Dr. Seuss & Sandra Boynton books with my kids)

You feel most creative when . . .
I've gotten sleep the night before, and I've had a latte!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Design Team Spotlight: Diana Foster

Diana Foster, owner The Studio 56
How long have you been on the design team at The Scrapbook Page? 6 months

Your family?
Randy (spouse), Rob age 27, Dan age 25, Maverick grandson age 6

Why do you scrapbook?
Document your journey, create something so beautiful from something so ordinary

Your scrapbooking specialty?
For me, the art of scrap booking marries pictures and words to create a plethora of beautiful and personalized products. I’m a fan of all things “mini” (yes, less can be more) so it should be no surprise that I specialize in mini albums—they are easy to display, and once you see them, you’ll be addicted! Whether you decorate a pre-made mini album or create one from scratch, the possibilities for mini-albums are truly endless.

Favorite manufacturers?
Basic Grey, Cosmos Cricket, Stampington, Hero Arts,

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is . . .bone folder, pop dots

Favorite color?

Your best scrapbooking is done when?
When I have FANTASTIC, well-composed and compelling photographs it is so inspirational.

You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . . Music: Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Celine Dion

Favorite Authors . . .
You feel most creative when . . .morning, listening to music, working with FABULOUS photos and products.

Web site:



For Diana Foster, life is a picture. And she knows, down to her very core, that every picture has a story. So she sees stories everywhere she goes, and takes great pleasure in greeting others (through her art and her sassy self) with snapshots of beauty, and on a really good day, wisdom. She has been expressing herself through art since birth, (you should see her Self-portrait in Diaper!) She has been a teacher and mother for most of her adult life, and she is ridiculously competent—she can cut, double-stick tape, or photograph her way out any problem, and into your heart. Not only is she a published artist, card maker, and photographer, but she has a passion and knack for making everything—every thing—beautiful.

Artist Statement
A belief in capturing everyday life in beautiful and unexpected ways, drives my art. My inspiration comes from being awake enough to recognize a compelling story just waiting to be told. My style is fresh, candid, and full of light. Viewing the world up close through macro photography has become a prominent feature in my work. This intimate point of view dramatizes the fragility of life. Being in the moment allows me to find the visual message in simple, everyday objects and events. My hope is to invite viewers to explore the world around them with fresh perspective.

Diana, the card maker

Here’s the deal: when it comes to making greeting cards, I believe that cards should move beyond the simple, utilitarian job of greeting, and transcend into artful correspondence. We human beings have a long, worldwide tradition of exchanging greeting cards, partly because of our need to connect, and partly because it’s an easy way of letting someone know, quite frankly, that we care. At their best, good cards (whether they are traditional or modern style) comfort, celebrate, give thanks, or simply make someone laugh. In this hectic, high-tech, email-based world, I still value and believe in the simple act of putting pen to paper to celebrate the intensely personal act of artful correspondence.

Diana, the scrapbook artist
For me, the art of scrap booking marries pictures and words to create a plethora of beautiful and personalized products. I’m a fan of all things “mini” (yes, less can be more) so it should be no surprise that I specialize in mini albums—they are easy to display, and once you see them, you’ll be addicted! Whether you decorate a pre-made mini album or create one from scratch, the possibilities for mini-albums are truly endless.
Make sure and visit both of Diana's websites, and look for her layouts around the store.  She is both talented and inspiring!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmastime at The Page

Letterpress is here!

All kinds of goodies that you will love!

As always, lots of ideas and projects to see in the store . . .

Gift Books are here!

Card ideas on display all over the store . . .

Can we ever have too much cardstock??

Our clearance section is awesome-- have you checked it out yet?

We have everything you need to get your Christmas projects done.  Stop in to browse, or grab some friends to come and crop with us on weekends.  Just remember to call early, we are booking up fast!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Page Girl Spotlight: Connie


How long have you worked at The Scrapbook Page?
Since October 09.

Your family?
My husband David and I have been married for 16 years. I have a son David who is a freshman at SMWest and a daughter Theresa who is an 8th grader at Westridge MS.

Why do you scrapbook?
I scrapbook for gifts and major events.

Your scrapbooking specialty?
 I use a lot of ribbon and brads, but I don't think that I have a specialty.

Favorite manufacturers?
 I don't like one more than another.

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is . . .
My computer. I like to get information from the computer of an event, location, or whatever from the internet for my page layouts. Maybe my computer should be an "essential" item.

Favorite color?

Your best scrapbooking is done when?
I have a time limit or a gift to be given.

 You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . .
top 40 radio, no rap or watching on the computer

Favorite Authors . . .
Harper Lee. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

You feel most creative when . . .
I am excited about the subject I am scrapping.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

COPICS have arrived in store!

We have classes scheduled so you can learn about these awesome products while playing with the Copics but I know they are filling up so quickly. . .  SO while you are waiting, I found a really great tutorial by Rachel Jakes for you to read through.  These products are wonderful, but you will really want to come to a class so you can see how to get the most out of them.  Enjoy! 


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Family Rules, adapted

I love finding inspiration on the internet.  There is so much of it, everywhere!  So today I thought I would show you one thing I was inspired by recently.  I found this awesome canvas that displayed "Family Rules" on this website HERE . . .  which then led me to the original post HERE.  I decided to give it a try.  As I was looking through my paper to find which paper I wanted to use, I found a cute girly stash of Penny Lane from My Minds Eye and decided to do a girl version of the rules list instead.  Stuff I would want my daughters to aim for in life.  Here is what I came up with:
Be Authentic
Be Patient
Be Confident
Be Creative
Be Prompt
Be Inspired
Be Your Best
Be Supportive
Be Faithful
Be Generous
Be Brave
Be in the Moment

I used a bunch of fun paper that I cut into strips, random ribbon that matched, flowers, an assortment of buttons, and for the lettering I used both an embossing pen and ink pad, embossing powder in 3 different colors for both the stamp and words, and some stickers.  I personally like to play with paint so I also painted the edges of the canvas, which you can skip if you don't like that look.  Remember, if you want to use embossing powder, you will also need a heating tool.  Altogether it was a fun and easy project to do.

This would make a great gift, or just a fun project to do for yourself.  Give it a try!  When you are finished, put the link to your pictures in the comments section so we can see what you came up with.  Have fun!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat Time!

Have a great weekend!  *Oh, and remember, the Page closes at 5pm on Saturday so you can go trick or treating :), and Sunday the crop room is closed for a private event.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Page Girl Spotlight: Kimberly

Name: Kimberly

How long have you worked at The Scrapbook Page? One month

Your family? I have been married for 15 years and have two wonderful children.

Why do you scrapbook? I scrapbook because I want my family to know and remember how much they are loved and for my children to share with their own families someday.

Your scrapbooking specialty? I enjoy doing layouts that have a whimsical theme.

Favorite manufacturers? Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, K&Company. It would be hard to just pick one.

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is . . My cell phone. It tells me directions, the weather, the news, email. Sadly enough I am lost without it. Really, GPS is a great invention.

Favorite color? Periwinkle Purple

Your best scrapbooking is done when? When my friends are around and we devote the entire day to scrapping. We are focused and have a mission. LOL!

You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . .Usually I scrap while listening to my friends sing. I'm not saying if that's a good or bad thing, but when I scrap alone I listen to a variety from Doris Day - Pink. It just depends on my mood.

Favorite Authors . . .Jane Austen & Sophie Kinsella.

You feel most creative when . . .I have good photos to work with.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Starbucks Cup Album

Check out this wonderful album Ali Edwards posted on her blog. It was made by Wilna Furstenberg, and you can see how it can inspire you to make one of your own. If you do make one, send me a link to where pics are posted, and I will share it with everyone. Have fun :)For the tutorial, go HERE.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Take A Tour

I love looking at other people's scrapbook rooms, don't you?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Operation Write Home

Would you like to be involved with helping HEROES keep in touch with home? Home Made cards with a mission!

Here are some details I gathered up from their blog. Check it out for more info.

To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
216,631 cards have been sent to deployed heroes!

Read weekly reports CARD DEADLINES
Postmark by these dates:
Halloween: (passed) Thanksgiving: (passed) Christmas: Nov 1 Hannukkah: Nov 1 Valentines: Jan 5 All other cards: anytime!

About Operation Write Home
Operation Write Home is a group of crafters from across America (and beyond!) who make handmade cards for deployed heroes so they can keep in touch with their loved ones at home! We serve all branches of the military in all deployed locations, including those stationed aboard ships.

The project began in 2007 with just a few cards sent by friends on a message board; eventually started, and in September 2009, we became Operation Write Home - to better focus on what we're all about: helping heroes keep in touch with home!

Our crafters range in age, location, and level of skill - but all have a desire to help those who serve us. Cards are made by individuals, groups, schools, scouts, and sent to our volunteer shippers in quantities both small and large! Shipping donations of any size are appreciated - from $1 to any amount - and can be included with card donations to any shipper, or mailed separately, or via Paypal. Thank you for partnering with us!

For more information and to get started, visit here.

Page Girl Spotlight: Kim


How long have you worked at The Scrapbook Page?
Over 3 years

Your family?
Me, my dog Baxter, and my 2 cats, Bella & Bessie

Why do you scrapbook?
To preserve the memories of the vacations I take.

Your scrapbooking specialty?

Favorite manufacturers?
Basic Grey! Also K&Company and American Crafts.

Your favorite non-essential scrapbook supply is . . .
My laptop, I use it to look up information and also as my music player

Favorite color?

Your best scrapbooking is done when?
I'm inspired

You like to scrap while listening to/watching . . .
I listen to upbeat music when I scrap like, 80's new wave, punk, alternative and some techno.

Favorite books are . . .
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

If you missed the Garage Sale last Saturday . . .

You will not want to make that mistake again! Here are some pictures of the fun!

Look at all the early birds!

They were rewarded for their efforts with deals, deals, deals!

Who doesn't love getting a good deal?

This was our biggest garage sale yet!

Something for every scrapbooker!

Checking out the 'goods' . . .

Even kids got in on the action ;)

Waiting in line with treasures . . .

Checking out the NEW Halloween goodies . . .

What an awesome day for everyone. If you missed it this fall, plan to stop by to the spring sale. You won't regret it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Garage Sale... This Weekend!

It's Our Largest Garage Sale In Scrapbook Page History!

This Saturday - October 3rd
You will want to be there early so you can take advantage of all the great scrappy deals!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take A Tour

I discovered this gem of a room while browsing the web today. Her scrap space is amazing and she is one lucky girl! Be inspired!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Have you discovered Picnik yet?

This site is my absolute favorite photo editing site so I thought I would share it with you. Here are a few tidbits I pulled from their Q&A section . . .

What is Picnik?
Picnik is photo editing awesomeness, online, in your browser. It's the easiest way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos.

What can I do with Picnik?
Pretty much everything! We've got amazing Edit tools that can fix just about anything that could possibly go wrong with a photograph. Lacking photo-editing prowess? A bunch of our editing tools are one-click fixes, including auto- fix, exposure, colors, and red-eye. And the others, like rotate, crop, resize, and sharpening, can be controlled with easy-to-use sliders.

Move over to the Create tab and you'll see our custom-made Effects (most of which have the ability to be painted into just the areas of your image where you want them), an awesome text tool with dozens of fonts, dozens of shapes, including seasonal shapes for holidays and events, and some super customizable frames. Not to mention the touch up tools and new Advanced Editing tools.

This site is FREE for the basic user. You can upgrade (under $25/year) to take advantage of even more features, not to mention you would also have an ad-free experience, which is great!

To learn more, or to check out Picnik, just go here. Have fun!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Congratulations to Kristel Renich, who won our recent travel layout contest featuring the new die cut line! Kristel will have $50 to spend at The Scrapbook Page for her efforts on her Royals layout!

Also, thanks to Shannon Benes (Aquarium) and Denise Hartke (City Market) for their submissions. They will each receive $10 to spend at The Page!

Keep watching, you never know when the next contest will be here and YOU will have a chance to participate in the fun, too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Look what else is coming to THE PAGE . . .

Basic Grey "Nook and Cranny" line . . .

Pink Paislee "Mistletoe"

Be looking for these new lines in OCTOBER. :D

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vacation/Staycation Diecut Contest

Vote for your FAVORITE layout now! The voting will go for one week, and the person with the most votes will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to The Scrapbook Page. Both of the other finalists will receive a $10 Gift Certificate. Thanks for voting!

Finalist #1

Finalist #2

Finalist #3

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

More Sneak Peeks . . .

All kinds of Fancy Pants goodness is coming to the store this fall!