Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First 50!!!! This Friday and Saturday.

It's a FIRST 50 Weekend!

This Fri-Sat, July 2nd & 3rd.

A store full of product, and a Doodlebug 'Paper Plus' Value Pack Giveaway, too!!

Be one of the 'First 50' with a purchase of $30* or more, and receive a FREE DOODLEBUG PATRIOTIC PAPER PLUS PACK valued at $15.
Certain exclusions apply. A qualifying purchase of $30 or more in regularly priced merchandise is required. Quanity limited to the first 50 customers with qualifying purchase. Keytags are not punchable or redeemable with this promotion. Excludes previous and online purchases, gift certificates, classes, crops, class packs, pagepacks. This offer may not be combined with other coupons, sales or promotional pricing, or corporate, classroom, croproom, or other group discounts.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Tim Holtz Tutorial

1. Select size of memory glass to use and cut photo to size. It’s important to keep the perspective of the photo when you’re cropping down to smaller sizes. Since the largest size of memory glass is 2x2 your photos can end up pretty small. One tip I have for this is don’t worry what you’re cropping off as long as your main focal image is visible. So for that spare arm or half a head in the shot simply tear a piece of dictionary paper, or any other paper and cover up those unsightly cropping casualties - no problem!

2. Next adhere that paper to your photo using your favorite adhesive and trim to the photo size.

3. Now you need to select your memory capsule that fits your photo. One of the most important things when creating these memory pieces is that everything you’re working with on each project stays the size of your glass that you started with. Since it’s all made to fit together you need to keep this in mind during each step. The memory capsules are plastic bubbles designed to fit over the memory glass and inside the memory frame. These can be used to create “shakers” with elements shaking around, or just a way to incorporate a dimensional object into your project.

4. Place memory capsule (opening side up) and pour in “beach mix”. There are so many things you can use for “shakers” like beads, sand, watch parts, glitter, and anything tiny enough to move around.

5. Apply a small amount of glossy accents around the edge of the memory capsule.

6. Press your photo background face down over capsule and let dry.

7. Cut a piece of background paper the same size of your memory glass to cover the back of your photo.

8. Place background paper and memory glass on top of the back of your memory capsule to create a sandwich - you do not need to adhere any of these layers together, the frame will keep it all together.

9. Open memory frame by carefully bending up the tab on the side of the frame.

10. Grab both sides of the frame corner and pull apart. One of the most important things when working with the memory frames is to remember never straighten out any of the metal edges. Otherwise the metal can become stressed and break apart.
11. Insert capsule, collage, and glass sandwich into the track of the frame - be aware of the position of the frame jump ring and position it on the top of your project.

12. Begin wrapping the frame around everything being sure all layers remain in the memory frame track. Sometimes you will need to squeeze the sides together to make sure it fits inside the track. If parts of the capsule or background are too big, you should trim them off - do not force into the track of the memory frame or you could risk breaking the memory glass.
13. To secure closed, re-insert the tab on the frame back into the slot in the frame and bend back down - that’s it! How simple was that??? Now you have a custom photo charm!  You can end here and add the charm to a chain or other item OR you can go on...
14. Ink tag with distress ink using ink blending tool.
15. Stamp various images on your tag for a background.
16. Place fish net around corner of tag and secure with tiny attacher in various areas.

17. Tie ribbon through hole in top of tag and pin your photo charm to the ribbon with a mini pin.

18. Clip a piece of stamped text or handwritten journaling to tag with mini clip. One of the key things to keep in mind when creating projects to capture your memories is to include some sort of journaling or words to truly embrace the moment. I know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but hey what’s wrong with a thousand and one, or two, or three? This is the time to tell your story so remember the little things that are important to you.

This tutorial is from Ali Edwards Tuesday Tutorials

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Have You Been Waiting for a Little Grunge?

Look at this bracelet...

So simple and a great look.  I think that this would look great with the Tim Holtz Grunge Rose that we posted previously.

Here is step by step instructions.  You can find Tim Holtz products at the Scrapbook Page.

One sheet of Grungeboard (5"x 7 7/8")
Hobby blade
Acrylic paint
Hinge fastener
Sanding tool
Dark ink (Walnut Stain Distress ink used here)
Blending tool

Step 1

Cut the Grungeboard to the desired width.

The sample measures 1 1/2" wide.

Step 2

Round the corners of the strip with scissors.

Hint:  The Crop-A-Dile™ Corner Chomper also works to round the corners of Grungeboard.

Step 3

Paint the front of your bracelet. Let dry.
Hint:  When using embossed Grungeboard, the front will be the side with the raised pattern.
If using plain Grungeboard, you can emboss it with an embossing folder before painting.

Flip the bracelet over and paint the back.

Step 4

Sand the front of the bracelet.

This will remove the acrylic paint from the raised pattern. Clean the dust off the bracelet with a cloth.

Step 5
Sponge dark ink onto the sanded Grungeboard.
Step 6

Spray a piece of cloth lightly with water.

Wipe the Grungeboard gently with the damp cloth. The dark ink will come off the painted areas, staining only the sanded areas.

Step 7 (Optional)

Paint the piece with Pearl acrylic paint for a soft shimmer.

Step 8
Center a 3/16" hole punch on one end of your strip and punch a hole.

Hint:  Offset the hole punch just a tad and punch again for a slightly bigger hole. It will make it easier to close the bracelet.

Step 9

Fold the other end of the strip behind the end with the punched hole.

Step 10

Keeping the bracelet closed, punch a 1/8" hole through the bigger hole.

Step 11

Place the screw end of your hitch fastener through the 1/8" hole.

Screw on the top of the fastener.

Step 12

Close your bracelet.

Add embellishments.

These instructions were found at

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


We all know the Silhouette can cut anything you can dream up, even teeny tiny intricate shapes. Problem: tiny shapes make tiny cuts which make it a little difficult to weed those little guys out. Solution: Double Cutting. Did you know that the silhouette has a feature that allows you to cut your image twice? Simply drag your image and scale to the size you want as I have done here and then either go to your edit bar and right-click on copy, hit ctrl+c, or left click on the image and select copy. You can see my outlines in blue below.

Now that you are done with that step, again go to your edit menu right-click on paste, ctrl+v, or left-click and select paste. Now your image has green outlines. That just means you have two of the exact same image on top of one another.

From here you will go ahead and cut out your image. The silhouette does the rest! It goes over the cutting lines twice which makes your job weeding the shape super easy! Seriously, mostly all the negative space stays right on your cutting mat.

Here is some inspiration on a fun card using this double cutting method to show you just how crispy clean your cuts will be! Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Imagine Life Without Breast Cancer. It Will Happen.

Scrap Pink
a Benefit for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

Join Us for a Two-Day 'Crop Til You Drop' Event

10am Friday, September 24th - 11pm Saturday, September 25th

** 37 Hours of Crop Time for only $37 **

(plus $10 of your crop fee goes directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Dinner Friday & Saturday Evenings, Prizes, Goodies, Chocolate, Drinks & more.

Call 913-383-1552 to Register Today!

**This Special Event Crop requires a 7-day cancellation notice for refund**

Sign Up Now!!! July, August and September Classes.

Our classes are always popular and fill up fast.   Call today to sign up to reserve your spot!

Detailing Your Die-Cuts

Everyone has a personal die-cutting system now, and are cutting out shapes and letters at home. If you have a Sizzix, Cricut, QuicKutz, Spellbinders, BossKuts, or Pazzles, let Carolyn show you how to make your die-cuts come alive! Chalking, inking and doodling add depth, dimension and artistry to your die-cuts, making the ordinary - Extraordinary! Come learn techniques that you can use forever and bring your die-cuts to life.

**Each month we will 'Detail' 8-10 diecuts that will change to reflect that month's seasonal theme.**

In addition to your basic class supplies, for this class you will need to bring or purchase: Chalks, Black Detailing Pen (ZIG .005 Millennium), a White Signo Pen, and a Sakura Clear Stardust GellyRoll Pen..

Sun - June 27th - 130-400pm - "Summer Fun"
Sun - July 25th - 130-400pm - "Patriotic"
Sun - August 22nd - 130-400pm - "Birthday"
Sun - September 26th - 130-400pm - "Farm Animals"
Instructor: Carolyn Gray Fee: $17.50


You're Invited! Join us to create six to eight original recipe pages that even Grandma would be proud of. And, consider bringing in a favorite recipe of your own, and we may feature one of your recipes in an upcoming class. Invite your friends and lets get cooking!
*Along with your basic tools, please bring a Brown ink pad and Brown or Black pen to class if you have one available.

**Each Month, this class features new recipe designs**

Sun - July 11th - 130-400pm - Appetizer Sampler** (12 Recipes - $25.00)
Sun - August 8th - 130-400pm
Sun - September 12th - 130-400pm
Instructor: Julie Case Fee: $17.50

Copic Cards

Copic markers are all the rage! Are you interested in learning to use these little gems? Why not give it a try with the help of one of our Certified Copic Instructors and see how easy it is to get beautiful results your very first time. Come learn basic Copic marker coloring techniques as we create (5) five adorable cards. We'll stamp, color, emboss using Cuttlebug embossing folders, flock and glitter, in this totally hands-on class!
**Each Month, this class features new card designs**

Mon - July 12th - 630-830pm
Wed - July 14th - 11am-1pm
Thurs - July 15th - 630-830pm
Mon - July 19th - 11am-1pm

Mon - August 2nd - 11am-1pm
Wed - August 4th - 630-830pm
Thurs - August 5th - 630-830pm
Mon - August 9th - 11am-1pm

Mon - Sept 13th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Sept 16th - 630-830pm
Mon - Sept 20th - 11am-1pm
Tues - Sept 21st - 11am-1pm
Instructor: Julie Case Fee: $17.50


Just getting started or want to? Getting started DOES NOT need to be overwhelming! In this hands-on class, we will teach you everything you need to know to get started scrapbooking. Bulk up your knowledge of cutting tools, paper, adhesive and albums. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A and a store tour. All supplies provided.

Tues - June 22nd - 630-830pm
Tues - July 20th - 630-830pm
Wed - Aug 11th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Sept 23rd - 630-830pm
Instructor: Nicole Yarbrough Fee: FREE*

Beyond Beginning - Embellishments
So how much fun can scrapping be? Well, this is the class where the fun begins! Join us to learn about all those cute embellishments you can use on your layouts including, diecuts, brads, eyelets, punches, chalking, inking, embossing, and ribbon. This class is one of the most popular classes in our Beyond Beginning Series.

Tues - June 29th - 630-830pm
Thurs - July 29th - 630-830pm
Tues - Aug 24th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Sept 30th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Nicole Yarbrough Fee: FREE*

(*Beginning and Beyond Beginning Series Class Fees are $15 each, however, for first time attendees, the fees for this Series of classes are complimentarily waived. A $5.00 deposit, which will be refunded as store credit with your class attendance, is required to reserve your space)

Everyday Moments

It's those moments, those everyday moments, that make life so magical. Come let Carolyn's sense of style inspire you to begin your journey capturing memories that you'll cherish. Join us to create (3) 12x12 page layouts that can be used for many of life's "Everyday Moments" from family occasions to heritage memories.
**Each Month, this class features new layout designs**

Mon - June 21st - 630-830pm
Mon - July 19th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Carolyn Gray Fee: $15.00

Great Outdoors

Who knew that roughing it could be so fun? This class will have you heading out to the great outdoors with images of campfires, tents, and fishing. Join Melanie in creating pages that will showcase these pictures using the new Bo Bunny "Roughin' It" papers and stickers. We'll have s'more fun and give your pages an extra spark using chalks and a cool gelly roll pen. You will create 2 two-page layouts, four pages in all.
*Along with your basic scrapbooking supplies, please bring chalks and a variety of inks if you have them.

Thurs - July 22nd - 630-830pm

Instructor: Melanie Massey Fee: $17.50


Come play with Rene as she combines some of her favorites from Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, and Melissa Frances, for a Card-ology you won't want to miss. Each month, four of the coolest vintage cards you've ever seen.

Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Wed - July 28th - 630-830pm
Vintage Summer
Wed - Aug 18th - 11am-1pm
Melissa Frances
Wed - Sept 8th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Rene Koehn Fee: $15.00

It’s A Mom Thing

Celebrate the energy and style that moms have as they go about their busy days! We'll capture those everyday moments of being a mom by creating bright, fun pages! Join Melanie and cheer on the moms in your life with these 2 two-page layouts, four pages in all.
*Along with your basic scrapbooking supplies, please bring a variety of inks if you have them.

Tues - Aug 3rd - 630-830pm
Instructor: Melanie Massey Fee: $17.50

BoBunny ‘Roughin’ It’ Mini-Album

This tent-shaped 'Roughin' It' Album is sure to be a favorite. Whether camping in the mountains or in your own backyard, displaying photos of your outdoor memories for all to see has never been easier. Created from Bo Bunny's 'Roughin' It' papers and stickers, you'll absolutely love this mini-album for your mother nature memories.

Sun - Aug 29th - 130-400pm
Instructor: Rene Koehn Fee: $22.50

Once Upon A Time

Delight in the whimsy of these imaginative pages that include castles, tiaras, and of course, magic slippers! Join Melanie in creating sparkly pages that will delight fairy tale believers of all ages. You will create 2 two-page layouts, four pages in all.
*Along with your basic scrapbooking supplies, please bring a variety of inks if you have them. Magic Wand optional.

Wed - Sept 15th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Melanie Massey Fee: $17.50

Vintage Shabby

Shabby Flower, Green Brocade, Paisley & Cabbage Rose. What an awesome collection to inspire (2) two-page layouts in true 'Vintage Shabby' style. Join Rene as she walks you through creating some amazing vintage layouts with The Girls' Paperie collection by Margie. You'll absolutely love these pages!

Sun - Sept 19th - 130-400pm
Instructor: Rene Koehn Fee: $22.50

Cricut Classes

Cricut 101 - Basic
This is a hands-on, limited-seating class, providing you with an in depth overview of your Cricut. You will need to bring your own Cricut Expression, Cricut Create, or original Cricut machine, as Ashley takes you through a step-by-step process of the physical operation of your Cricut, and more.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut machine, mat, cartridge that came with your machine.

Thurs - July 22nd - 11am-1pm
Mon - Aug 16th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Cricut 101 - Advanced - Expressions
This is an Advanced Cricut 101 speciffically for Expression users. You will need to bring your own Cricut Expression, as Ashley takes you beyond Cricut 101- Basic and through the advanced functionality and features of your Cricut Expressions.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut Expressions, mat, cartridge that came with your machine.

**Prerequisite: Cricut 101-Basic**
Thurs - July 8th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Aug 19th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Cricut 102 - Design Studio
Take your Cricut to the next step. The Design Studio Software will add the ability to save massive amounts of paper, weld letters to make CUTE titles and shapes, save your projects and cuts for later, and have an instant cartridge library at your fingertips. We'll teach you the basics of using the on-screen cutting mat to design unique layouts by moving, reorganizing, rotating, and welding letters and shapes together.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Laptop with Design Studio Software loaded, or the Design Studio DEMO from (If you own a desktop you can come listen to the presentation without supplies)

Wed - July 21st - 630-830 pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Cricut 103 - Accessories
Come expand your use of the Cricut to encompass all aspects of scrapbooking from embossing to stamping to cutting acrylic and cork. We will go over how to use all of the different Cricut Accessories available including the Deepcut Blade and Pens. During this class we will also talk about cutting different types of material with your cricut, such as fabric and vinyl. All of the accessories mentioned can be used with all three Cricut machines so come join us and play!

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut machine, mat, cartridge that came with your machine, deep cut blade housing and blade.

**Prerequisite: Cricut 101**
Thurs - June 24th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Aug 12th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $23.00

Cricut 105 - Disney - Mickey & Friends
Let's get MAGICAL! Cricut provides a wonderful array of iconic Disney images - so let's get cutting! In this class we will demonstrate the fun and amazing capabilities of the "Mickey and Friends" cartridge. During class we will create a number of your favorite Disney characters that you can embellish to your liking. At the end of this class you will have a new favorite cartridge and will be running home to create more.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut Expressions machine, Mickey & Friends Cartridge, glue stick, black pen.
**Prerequisite: Cricut 101 - Basic + Cricut 101 Advanced Expressions + class requires an Expressions**

Sun - July 18th - 130-400 pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $17.50
Cricut 106 - Gypsy
With the Gypsy, you can be creative no matter where you are, because the Gypsy gives you all the design power you need right in the palm of your hand. And when you're ready to cut your projects, simply connect to your Cricut and press a button. It's that easy! And the Gypsy has plenty of room to store up to 7,000 cartridges and up to 10,000 of your own custom projects. So come join us as we teach you all of the ins and outs of your Gypsy, so you can begin to create and design anywhere.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut machine, Cricut Gypsy.
**Prerequisite: Cricut 101**
If you don't have a Gypsy, stop by the store today and pick-up yours for only $239.99!

Tues - Aug 3rd - 11am-1pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Silhouette Classes

When it comes to bringing creative ideas to life, you know that versatility is key! So, whether you're just interested in finding out more about the digital crafting options, comparing the different digital cutting systems on the market, or have purchased a Silhouette and simply want to learn more, this is your chance. The Silouette offers the freedom to choose digital design or text size, as well as the right material to cut! The Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter gives you instant access to your entire digital design collection, the power to transform designs anywhere from 1/4 inch to 8 inches tall and will allow you to cut any TrueType font on your computer—all without any cartridges or CDs to lose, damage or store!

Join Monika as she walks you through the Silhouette step-by-step, answers all your digital design questions, compares the Silhouette to the Cricut, and gives you hands-on operation.

Silhouette 101
101 is just the place to start to gain an operational overview of the amazing Silhouette! Join the revolution against cartridges and find out how you can cut 1000s of FREE FONTS and IMAGES. Knowledge can set you free and SAVE you $$$. Come experience the most versatile digital diecutting machine on the market at the best price.

Wed - July 7th - 630-830pm
Thurs - Aug 26th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Monika Ogilvie Fee: $15.00

Silhouette 102
This is a hands-on, limited-seating class, providing you with a more in depth overview of your Silhouette. You will need to bring your own Silhouette and laptop, as Monika takes you through a step-by-step process of the physical operation of your Silhouette, purchasing images online, cutting vinyl, and more.

**Prerequisite: Silhouette 101**
Mon - July 26th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Monika Ogilvie Fee: $15.00

Silhouette 104
Take your Silhouette to the next level. Learn how to design and create your own gifts using Silhouette's funnest toys - rhinestones, heat transfer, print and cut, vinyl and etching. The Silhouette class you've been begging for is here! Oooh - this will be sooo much fun!!!

**Prerequisite: Silhouette 101 & 102**
Mon - Aug 2nd - 630-830pm
Tues - Aug 17th - 630-830pm
Mon - Aug 23rd - 11am-1pm
Instructor: Monika Ogilvie Fee: $20.00

Photography Workshops
Photo #1 - The ROCKSTAR Version
She's back by popular demand and the classes are better than ever!! Dee Moore, Leawood Lifestyle Magazine photographer, the one that CK Hall of Famers seek out to use for their layouts, the photographer whose photos can be seen in one of the TOP photography books in America, will be teaching YOU how to use your camera, how to understand the technical side of photography, how to get those great shots in dark places, and also how to edit your photos to look like the work of some of the top paid photographers today!! This is PHOTOGRAPHY 101 - the ROCKSTAR version.

Tues - July 6th - 630-830 pm
Wed - Sept 22nd - 630-830pm
Dee Moore $25.00

Photo #2 - "Mama" razzi -Session 1
If you struggle with:
- pictures being too dark
- taking pictures of babies and kids
- taking pictures at major events (birthdays, sports, weddings, plays)

This is the the two part series for you!

These workshops, taught by Dee Moore, one of Kansas City's best photographers, and currently the editor and photographer for Leawood's Lifestyle Magazine, whose photographs you'll find published in numerous national magazines and one of the best selling photography books on the market, will help you become an expert 'Mama'razzi in your own right, by learning how to work with natural light indoors and outdoors, flash, and studio lighting.

Session 1 - focuses on taking natural light photos and how to photograph babies and kids. Learn how to pose and shoot from the right angle and what settings to use for different situations.

Tues - July 27th - 630-830 pm
Tues - Sept 28th - 630-830pm
Dee Moore $25.00

Photo #3 - "Mama" razzi -Session 2
Session 2 - focuses on photographing events, setting up your own home studio and lighting your subjects like a real studio!

Wed - Aug 25th - 630-830pm
Dee Moore $25.00

Photo #4 -
Become Your Own Digital Lab
"The best class I've ever taken" is what you've called this one! OK, here it is again! You've been asking Dee to show you the MAGIC! Now, you can have a digital photo lab in your own home! Imagine taking those boring photos and adding pizzazz by using Photoshop to enhance colors, create "true" black and whites, correct minimal blur, and also remove blemishes and wrinkles! And, if you know the 'right' tricks, you can even lose a little weight and more - plastic surgery in a box. WOW!! Become your own PRO!

Tues - Aug 31st - 630-830 pm
Dee Moore $25.00