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Friday, January 29, 2010

Calling all artists!

Scrappin' Time is looking for local paper artists to be featured in a "reader spotlight" on our blog. Please send photos of your projects to Please send projects made with products from Scrappin' Time. Include your name, city and a link to your blog (if you have one) so that we can link our readers up to your work. We will assume that by submitting your work, you give us permission to feature it on our blog. Questions/Comments? Email us!! Thanks!!

A whole new way to organize

This last week we received a fantastic new product that we are crazy about!! Check this out:

Kapow!! This one heavy duty, compact bins will hold EIGHT Cricut cartridges along with their books and overlays!! Or, buy two of the inserts and hold sixteen cartridges and their overlays. The bins come "empty" so you can store just about anything that you could imagine... ribbons, embelishments, buttons, stamps, alphas, paper scraps, tools... anything! There are also a few different inserts that you can buy. One of them is the cricut board shown in this photo. Check in at Scrappin' Time to see the other choices. Here's another view:

There's another great thing about these! The lids snap very securely in place and there are places to carrying straps so that you can grab them on the go! Stop in and take a look at these fantastic new "must haves"!!

Trash to Treasure

Lately we have been seeing tons of bloggers turning true junk into fabulous projects all for a bargain price. In this post, guest blogger Erin will show you how she turned this hideous mirror (found at the Derby Good Will for $1.50 earlier this week) into a cute accessory for her daughter's bedroom.

Let's start by taking a peek at the "before" photo:

Isn't that.... um... how do we put this tactfully.... unattractive? The mauve and blue metallic fabric paired with years of dirt and grime made this piece looked over for years. It took me a bit to look past all of that and see it's potential. I snatched it up (and almost felt the need to explain my odd purchase to the cashier...) and headed over to Scrappin' Time. While I was there I picked out a few pieces of patterned paper from Pink Paislee, a yard of pre-cut ribbon and a bottle of stickles. After lots of destroying and then rebuilding, here is how my trash re-craft turned out:Here's a close up of the mirror's frame:

On the bottom right part of the mirror I stamped a fox from Imaginisce's Twitterpated line that I bought at Scrappin' Time last summer. I cut the polka dot Pink Paislee paper (found on the Valentine's Day display just inside the front door) into 1" x 6" strips and wrapped them around the edge of the frame, securing them in back with adhesive (zip dry would work great for this!) I added the green ribbon to hang it from before gluing the frame to the backing. As a finishing touch I highlighted sporatic polka dots with stickles and folded a few strips of 1/2" x 6" strips accordian style and glued (with zip dry) them over the ribbon to add some depth.

What do you think? Worth the $1.50 investment? I think so!! Have you re-purposed anything lately ? Send us an email (or leave a link in the comment section) and tell us how products from Scrappin' Time helped you turn "Trash into Treasure" and we might even feature it in a future blog post!! Thanks for looking!!

Valentine's Day project inspiration:

Have you gotten a start on your Valentine's Day projects yet? Here's another great set of products to help you on your way:These would be beautiful paired with the heart punches and red zing powder featured in earlier posts. And look at all of those stamps you get with each set!!

It's a new Class In A Bag!!

I have to admit it... I am smitten on this two page 12x12 layout class designed by Kelly Huscher. She chose lots of great product, centering around the fun and lively "Colorful Christmas" line by My Minds Eye. The "Class in a bag" includes several sheets of 12x12" patterned paper, a full sheet of die cuts, ribbons and misc embelishments. It is well worth the price!! Not only can you make the two page spread designed by Kelly but there will be plenty of paper left over to make cards, tags or other fun projects. Want a sneak peak? Here ya go:

Have you seen the "class in a bag" display at Scrappin' Time? It's located right next to the crop area and looks a little somethin' like this:

Need an idea of how to use the scraps? These are a super easy and fun way to present a small gift (these were used to present candies and chapstick to teachers this past holiday season):
And a view from the top:

Wouldn't these also be great using Valentine's papers? Or as Birthday party treats!! Check out Erin's blog post HERE for directions. Please, leave us a comment with a link to your project if you decide to try these out!! We would love to feature your "pop top treat can" using products from Scrappin' Time!

It's amaZING!!

Have you seen the ZING embossing powder by American Crafts? It really does live up to it's name... check it out:

Isn't that gorgeous?? Here are some projects off of the American Crafts website that show the great embossing powders (all of the above colors are in stock at Scrappin' Time) in action:

The powder goes on solid and bright, two great signs of a good quality embossing powder. Would you like tips on how to use embossing powders? New to embossing all together? Stop by Scrappin' Time and we'd be glad to show you how!!

Friday Night Crop

Last Friday night thirteen fun and fabulous ladies got together to crop, talk and LAUGH!! Here are a few pics from that evening:

Doesn't this look FUN? Didn't get a chance to join in this month? No problem!! We'll be having another crop in February... check back soon for the dates/times.... we look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Time!

Our gift to you...

Did you know that when you spend $35 or more (in one transaction) at Scrappin' Time you get a copy of "Scrapbook & Cards Today"? You do!!! Stop by to pick out some wonderful products for your January and Valentine's projects and earn your free copy today! While the supply last.

"Sugar Rush" - Basic Grey

What's better than pink frosting and sprinkles on top of a cup cake? The Sugar Rush line from Basic Grey!
The combinated of pinks, blues, greens and yellows takes this line to a whole new level of indulgence... without the calories! What's fun? Each pice of paper is named after a different yummy treat. With names like "gumpdrop", "jawbreaker" and "pulled taffy" you will literally feel like a kid in a candy store! Click HERE to see the full product line on Basic Grey's website.
Check out this layout (created by Erin M) using just a few pieces of the Sugar Rush line:

The paper used is "Jaw Breakers" (the front and back sides) the alphas are also from the Sugar Rush collection and feature a red background with tiny, distressed pink polka dots. Another bonus? The alphas are less than $2!!
Just look at the huge display of Sugar Rush products (perfect for upcoming Valentine's Day projects) at Scrappin' Time:
Stop by to experience your very own... sugar rush!

Webster's Pages

Webster's Pages is a fairly new product company who specializes in the ornate and vintage. The colors are gorgeous and layered beautifully. You can check out their website by clicking HERE and their blog by clicking HERE.
Scrappin' Time has fallen in love with this new, family owned company. The papers are beautiful but versatile. Do you love flowers, butterflies and frog princes but don't have any little girls to scrap? Webster's Pages will be your new best friend. Check out their blog to see a very "pretty" layout that features... a boy! (sorry, I can't copy and paste it here but jump on over there using the link above and you'll see the layout on the main page).
BUT, I think you need some eye candy so here's a gorgeous layout that I found on their ning site:

Stunning, yes? Want some? I thought you would! To get your "shopping list" started, here are some of the current Webster's Pages products being carried at Scrappin' Time:

"Origins" - Basic Grey

Have you seen the gorgeous new "Origins" collection by Basic Grey? No?! Let me introduce you:

And look at all of the beautiful pieces that Scrappin' Time has in stock:

And this is just ONE display of it... there's a whole other side FULL of "Origins" products. My favorite? The die-cut "lace" looking papers and the brown alphas. A bonus? The sheet of alphas is less than two bucks! Yes, less than $2!

Want to see more? Check out Basic Grey's website by clicking HERE. In love? Stop by the store to check it out for yourself!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Heart Punches!

Look at all of these gorgeous heart punches that just came in TODAY!

And these are just a few of the choices! And how do you like that glittery polka dot paper in the background? I think I'm in love...

Class In a Bag

Scrappin' Time's very own Kelly Huscher has designed something new for us. Each month (or more!) Kelly will be creating a "class in a bag". This is for those of you that may not have time to come in for a regular class but love the ease of a professionaly designed layout with all of the pieces included. The best thing? Each class kit comes with tons of product that will leave you with some scraps for cards or other projects and all for just $11.99! Here is the current "class in a bag":

This kit features products from Webster's Pages (2 12x12 double sided sheets of patterned paperand 1 12x12 sheet of printed velum), Jolee's (pieced-paper stickers) and Queen & Co (felt border) as well as two sheets of 12x12 Bazzil cardstock. Hurry in - assembled kits are limited!

Love is in the air...

Can you believe it's less than a month until Valentine's Day? Time to switch gears and start making lovely Valentine's cards and trinkets to share. Here's a sneak peak at just a few of the products that we have in stock to help create the perfect love notes:

Isn't that giant heart punch fantastic? And just look at that glittery pink paper that the other goodies are resting on. In comes in several different colors and the best part is... the glitter doesn't fall off!

Need some inspiration? Scrappin' Time has several books and magazines to help get those creative juices flowing:

Now isn't that enough to get you in the mood for love? Or at least... for scrapping!


Welcome to Scrappin' Time's new blog!
Scrappin' Time LLC is a family owned and operated scrapbook store. We are located three blocks east of K-15 on Madison in Derby, Ks. We like the feel of our store, not as big as some, here you can see the forest and the trees. We do an excellent job of having custom paper and die cuts for area schools south of Wichita. While no store can have everything, we have a good variety of products and it constantly changes to stay up to date with the latest and greatest.
You can find out more about the store on our website by clicking here: Scrappin' Time, LLC.
Our blog will be a place to learn more about specific products, tools, techniques and classes offered at Scrappin' Time. We hope that you will check back often as we will be updating at least once during the week. Please, leave comments and become a follower using the "follow now" button on the right side "tool bar". In the tool bar you will also find links to some of the many manufacturers that we carry, information about upcoming events, highlights about specific products and links to challenge blogs where you can flex your creativity.
Please let us know if there is something you would like to see on the blog by emailing us at: We look forward to seeing you both online and in the store!
Calvin and Karen Chamberlain, owners

"and to think... it all started with an innocent sheet of paper...."