Sunday, December 30, 2007

Donna Downey Newsletter

Our very own, Candi, was the featured designer in Donna Downey's December Newsletter! Click here to view the newsletter. She is featured under trash to treasure. Congratulations!

New Year... New Stuff!

Just in... Heidi Swapp! Be sure to stop in while supplies last (no, Candi hasn't been in to buy it all, yet).
We got in...
Clock stamps
Photo corners with cherries, crowns, stars & moons
Ghost flowers in pink & white
Xl ghost birds
Journaling spots with cherries, stars & moons & crowns

We also got in new Jolee's!

Our Toys for Tots $100 gift certificate winner was……. Drum roll please…….. BECKY O'NEILL!!!!!!

Thanks so much Becky for your wonderful e-mail & thank you to everyone who dontated!

Scrappy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

You asked for it...

We were giving you a month off from challenges {figured everyone was sooo busy}... but if you guys want something else to add to your to do list {you are welcome to come clean my house} here is the December Challenge. It is still going to be due December 31st, and winners posted by the 5th of January.

Challenge: Recycle... use an old Christmas card or wrapping paper on your layout. The layout doesn't have to be holiday, but must use an element you would have usually just thrown away.

Okay, ladies... can't wait to see what you come up with!!! E-mail your pictures to Have a great holiday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blog Winner for November...

Drum roll, please........

The winner is Keely

We had two other entries this month:
(Colleen Flathers)

(Mindy Murray)
Congratulations ladies! They will ALL receive $10 gift certificates and Keely will also receive a Prize package. Stop in soon to pick them up! Thank you for sharing your holiday memories!

Also, congratulations to Mindy and her family on the arrival of their new baby girl, Reese.
She was born 11-27. She weighed in at 6 pounds even and was 19 inches long. Welcome to our newest scrapper!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Weekly Announcements

Join Megan for Family is……Frame is on Dec. 2nd 2-4
Beginning layouts are being offered all month call or stop in for dates and times.

Make n Take card/or ornament every Saturday until Christmas! These are FREE from 10-noon!

Our Second anniversary is December 7th. FRI & SAT the entire store is going to be 25% off!

Have you seen the all new products??
7 gypsies ATC Card holder
MME Bohemia 11

Prima 12x12 chipboards, rhinestone flourishes, stamps
KI Pop Culture

Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Crackle Paint
Art Blanche Art Tins (ALL)

Also, don't forget the Toys for Tots drop off location at Scrapaganza. Bring in an unwrapped toy by Dec 5th and your name goes in the drawing for $100 gift certificate to Scrapaganza. Drawing will be held on Friday Dec 7th on our anniversary.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Set your TIVO!

Kelly will be representing Scrapaganza on Paula Sands Live tomorrow. She will be sharing our Christmas ideas. If you miss it, you can click here to visit KWQC.

Day after sale!!!

Don't forget to add Scrapaganza to your day after Thanksgiving shopping list!! Check out these specials!!

Friday,'til noon only:
The first 36 people to make a purchase will
receive a free
Heidi Swapp Lip Shine Lip Gloss!

Spend $50 and receive a set of 3
Creating Keepsake 30 oz. storage containers!

Also on Friday only until noon:
All totes, bags and organizers 40% off!

Crop-a-Dile 40% off!
(THE best hole puncher and eyelet setter EVER!!)

All Albums, Buy One Get the Second ½ Off!

Buy one sheet of cardstock, get one for 1 cent!
(not including Sugar Coated, Metallic, Bling, Shaped, Scalloped or Shimmer)

All Day Savings Friday and Saturday:
All Paper 25% off!
All Art Blanche’, including tins, are 25% off!
All Bags are 25% off!
All albums are 25% off!
All tools are 25% off!
Look for coupon in the Quad Cities Times for 30% off of one item either day!

Make and Take Saturday only
Make a card or ornament at no charge!

Scrapaganza is a

Drop off location!
Bring in an unwrapped toy between
Nov. 23rd and Dec. 5th
and your name goes in a drawing for a $100.00gift certificate to Scrapaganza!!!

See you then!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November Challenge

Are you all ready for the next challenge? I know you are all busy, so I am making it really easy... scrapbook your favorite winter/holiday memory or tradition. I hear Beth and Kelly are in the giving mood (okay, so I nudged them a bit)... maybe, just maybe there will be a surprise for everyone who enters {wink, wink} Can't wait to see what you come up with this month! Remember, just send me pictures of your layouts to or drop them off at the store and I will stop by to take pictures for you. ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE November 30. Thanks for your excitement, watch for the winners to be posted by December 5th.

A Pickle-icious Time

Thank you Lance from Rusty Pickle for a fun night! Here are some picture from the event.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rusty Pickle Weekend

This weekend we are kicking off our designers series with Lance, from Rusty Pickle. He will be here Friday to teach TWO fabulous classes!! There are still about 20 spots open for the Pirate Princess book and about 10 for the Pocket Pop book. (click pictures to enlarge)
Then be sure to join us for THREE more classes on Saturday!! The Dog's Life class has been expanded and now has room for 5 more. Girlfriends has room for 2 more and I Have... has room for 3 more. Sign up today!! Examples of these books are in the store.
Can't wait to see you all this Friday as we welcome Lance to the Quad Cities!

Did you miss Paula??

Don't worry. You can watch Paula Sands Live from November 6th by clicking here:

Scroll down a bit and on the left click on November 6th. Kelly was on showing the Scrapaganza designers' fall ideas. Be sure to watch!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Congratulations, Suzie!!

When I said out of the box you guys jumped! The pages turned in were great. They used wrappers, kids stuff, plastic canvas, bubble wrap, paper clips, and lots more! Thanks for "thinking BIG" :)

Our winner is Suzie. Here is her layout...
She used painted bubble wrap (how cute is that??), aluminum foil, and that rubbery foamy stuff that you get around new electronics (that was technical terms!)!
Here are the other entries for the month... (click the pictures to enlarge)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Get ready to SHOP!!!

Tomorrow kicks off our Garage Sale!! Be sure to stop in and get the awesome deals you will never find again! Who doesn't love a WHOLE garage sale of ONLY scrap booking goodies?? Last time was a HUGE success, the deals were fabulous! When we cleared the tables we had one small cardboard box!! (those of you on the first day know how much stuff that was cleared out!!!) Mark your calendars... this is ONLY Friday, Saturday & Sunday! Can't wait to see you all!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Girly Girl

Our September blog winner, Jessica stopped in and picked out her prize pack. She chose the Reminisce Girly Girl line. Look at all the stickers & journaling stickers and alphabets... and you can't even see all the cool paper from the line!!! Have fun, we know you have plenty of pictures of your girls!
Don't forget about next month's challenge. The deadline is October 31st. For more information click here. Remember you can just e-mail me pictures of your layouts or drop them by the store. Good luck to everyone.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Think outside the box

This is the challenge for October. Make a layout thinking outside the box. You can use materials not made for scrapbooking, you can alter the shape of things, you can do anything creative you would like... just be sure it is that... CREATIVE! This is not your ordinary layout. It should stand out as an "outside the box" idea. Can't wait to see what you all come up with! The entries are due by the 31st and the winner will be announced by the 5th. Good luck to everyone!!


Suzie Yackley!! She is the winner of the $100 gift certificate, given away at the Open House last weekend. Congrats again!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Open House!!

Don't forget, our open house is going on NOW!! Everything is 25% off!! Oh wait, there's more... Spend $50 and you will get a large set of Inque Boutique stamps!! Spend $100 and receive a large acrylic block! Not to mention when you spend $100 you are entered to win a $100 gift certificate!! (Who would go crazy with that????)

BE SURE TO COME EARLY.... Saturday we will have a $5 make and take Halloween bucket. (It is so cute, you don't want to miss out!!) *limited quantities, first come, first serve

While you are there be sure to sign up for the new class club card to receive LOTS of benefits towards classes and purchases made during classed for a FULL year! (stop in for all the details!!)

Now for the open house part, we will have TONS of ideas for you to check out and all the classes for October, November, and December there for you to see and touch and sign up for!

Have a great weekend, see you at Scrapaganza!

And the winner is.....

Congratulations, Jessica H!! Be sure to stop in and pick up your prize pack!! (as always, I will post what she picks) Sorry for the technical difficulties... I can't access my pictures of the other entries, so they will be posted later. Again, thanks so much for entering... the next challenge will be posted shortly.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Goodbye Ashleigh!!!

Okay, it is more like good luck. We met up for a crop to wish Ashleigh well as she goes on to her student teaching. Don't worry...Ashleigh will still be designing and teaching classes for Scrapaganza. Here are some fun pictures from the night. Yes, Kelly and Beth were there, but the camera didn't come out until later in the night. Okay you have to vote... doesn't Ashleigh has the cutest dog??? Miss Parker :)

Join us this Saturday!!!!

Are you signed up? We have two fabulous classes this Saturday! Be sure to call today (563)391-0099 to get signed up! Kits will be available for anyone who can't make it. First, Halloween Laughs will be taught from 10am-noon. This is a fun little Maya Road Book with Reminisce 10.31 paper line. It is sure to bring laughs to you and everyone reading your mini album! Join Candi for this "award winning" book ($20).

You can also join Kim for Summertime from 2-5pm ($30). This fabulous book is the perfect place for all of your summer memories! It features Rusty Pickle papers and embellishments.

Can't wait to see you all this weekend! Have a great week.

Prize Pack- Blog Challenge

So you are all wondering... What did she win??? Here's the scoop... Mindy got the chance to choose a Reminisce Prize Pack (all the papers and stickers and letters and journaling stickers!!!). She chose (from the 9 new lines) Genuine Boy! Congrats! Next month will be something different, but equally fabulous! Don't forget to get in your entries BY September 30th. Topic: I scrap because...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

And the winner is... (and the next challenge!!)

Congrats Mindy!! Stop in to pick up your prize! (I will post her prize after she picks which one she wants!!) The entries were SO GOOD!!! It was really hard choosing! I hope you guys had lots of fun with this one! Here are all of the entries:

And here is the next challenge...

"I scrap because..."

Use whatever products and techniques you like, just answer the question... I scrap because...

Can't wait to see your work this month! Deadline September 30th. Be sure to spread the word... the more people we get entering the more/bigger prizes I can talk Beth and Kelly into :) If you want to e-mail your layouts please send them to or drop them by the store. Thanks again to all who entered, you were awesome!

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Thank you ladies for such a fun night Thursday! It was great trying something new... and I am so glad it was such a hit! Here are the pictures I promised. If you have any more questions feel free to e-mail. Can't wait to see you next month!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Show and Share

This week's topic of discussion is transparencies. Here's what our designers have to say. Don't forget to post your opinions and layouts (!

Transparencies are a great accent for any scrapbook page. I use them over photos most often. Many people are not sure how to adhere a transparency to their page or photo. The tool that I use to do this is a stapler! The function is great and the staple is the hottest basic embellishment in scrapbooking! Before stapling, I use a small piece of ribbon to make a tab or flag. Ribbon can be used as an extra layer on top or behind any transparency. Writing on transparencies can also be questionable. I use fine point Sharpie markers to do journaling right on the transparency. My favorite transparencies are made by My Mind's Eye, Hambly, and Maya Road.
Look for them at Scrapaganza!

Transparencies are great for highlighting a photo. Use the pre printed framed ones (my mind's eye) or add your own stamped or doodled border to put over a photo you want to draw attention to. I like to use the pre printed framed ones & cut the middle out just leaving the outside edge & then cut the frame into two pieces at the corner. I put the pieces on the outside of photos or journaling boxes to add dimension.
Also try inking with Stazon or paint. You can cut out the stamped image or leave it in a whole big piece & overlay it that way.
Printing your photos or journaling directly on the transparencies is a fun look!
There are No Rules, it is all up to your imagination!

I love the versatility of transparencies, and Hambly has some of the best! A sheet full of frames, borders/strips, journaling spots... Transparencies are nice because you can cut them up and use them in pieces, or if a 12x12 pattern, the whole sheet can be used! They come in great colors too! They can be fastened with staples, glue dots hidden under the design, or with eyelets and brads. They are fun to use "unconventionally" too... Cut a circle frame in half and use it offset. Tilt a frame so it doesn't fit the picture the "normal" way... the only limitation is your imagination! Don't forget to pick up some "slick writers" to write on your journaling spots! (Quick drying and none smearing made for slick surfaces!)
{technical problems, pictures coming soon}

Being that I am no longer working at the store on a regular basis and instead am inspiring first graders, I don’t have the opportunity to stop in and check out the new stuff as often as before. However I was just in today and picked up the new Hambly. I am so excited to work with it. I bought almost the whole line, I just love how versatile it is! As soon as I came home I had to lay it all out on my counter in my scrap room. I like just looking at it, it inspires me to be creative!
I also love transparencies because they really dress up a page. There are so many great over lay transparencies these days that work great on sports pages. You can see in one layout the difference the over lay made and it’s so easy you just slide it in your page cover right over top of your layout!
Before Picture:

After Picture:
Wow, what a difference! (click on the picture to make them larger)

My favorite use of transparencies has been to make a mini album (you know how I love mini albums!) I just collected several transparencies and several pictures and alternated so every picture had a transparency in front of it. It is completely random and went together very cute. (it is on display at the store) Now that we got Hambly I am very excited to try a completely clear album!

Don't Forget!

Just a quick reminder that all of your blog challenge layouts are due by the 31st!! Can't wait to see all the entries! You will want this prize!! (I do!)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

September Mommy & Me Classes

Mommy & Me dates have been set!! Join Rachelle September 14th from 6-8pm or September 15th from 10am-noon to make these fantastic "Back to school" projects!

The 12X12 Layout

The 8X8 Layout

The adorable Ruler mini-book

Call today to reserve your spot (563)391-0099.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stop in and see what's new...

The boxes just keep coming!! :) We are working as fast as we can to get them all unpacked, checked in, priced and on the shelf. (somethings aren't even making it on the shelves!!) Have you seen the newest Fancy Pants?? We got in 12X12 chipboard designs (3 sheets per package) the 12X12 acrylic stamp sets. Also, they have some of the neatest rub-ons!! As you know our first shipment of Hambly has arrived and is fading fast! We also got shipments from Rusty Pickle, 7 Gypsies-- TONS of NEW, Flair Calendar Line, MORE NEW Reminisce, Scrappin' Sports, Stampendous Stamps & flocking powders, Pioneer 3-Ring Box Albums & Suede 3- Ring Albums, EK Success BRAND NEW Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Be sure to call before you head over if you are coming for something specific to be sure it is out and ready! (563)391-0099. Beth is working as fast as the computer will let her get it in!! Thanks Beth, it is like CHRISTMAS!!!! LOVE ALL THE NEW STUFF!!!

Also, thank you everyone for your interest in the creative cube class! It is actually OVER sold for this Saturday, but kits are available if you are still interested. Just call in and get on the list. Kits will be available for pick up after Saturday morning. (Detailed instructions come with pictures and extra copies of words, so you can remake as many as you like! Also, remember... You pick the paper and ribbon, so it can be customized for everyone and every style!) Again, the class/kit is $15 and you can call (563)391-0099 to reserve yours.

SCRAP PINK!! Is coming September 28 & 29, more details to follow.... You won't want to miss this two day fundraiser crop!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Get Signed Up!!

We still have a few spots open for tomorrow's classes! Be sure to call today (563)391-0099, and get signed up. Kim is teaching "Cherish"- a step mini album, using the Signature Life Collection from 10-noon.

Candi is teaching "Creative Cube"- a chipboard hidden surprise- you choose the paper and ribbon from 4-6pm.
The cost for both classes is $15 each. Kits with pictured and detailed instructions are also avalible (if requested) if you can't make it. Call to get yours ordered. These are great gift givers! Come learn the techniques to make these fun coffee table displays over and over! See you tomorrow.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Reminisce Winner- Halloween Laughs

Candi's "Halloween Laughs" book won the Reminisce contest! The prize pack was awesome... all 9 of the new lines and some extra goodies! This book will be a class and/or kit available soon! Stop in the store to see it in person!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

It's coming in......

Okay, we have got in our first "big group" of shipments from CHA!! We are sooooo excited! Be sure to stop in soon before it is gone!! This stuff is fabulous! (Did I mention we love it? Or that we are so excited to have it in our store??) Here a quick list with a few pictures...

Hambly- This is a new line for our store. They have the coolest transparencies (clear overlays) and rub-ons and papers and oh-my you will want to play with this stuff!!
(click to enlarge)

DoodleBug- Sugar coated!! Need I say more? Anything with sugar in the name has to be "sweet"!! The glitter is so sparkly on the letters and embellishments it truly looks "sugar coated".
(Click to Enlarge)

Curious George, Chuck E Cheese & Shrek- We got in these licensed papers you have been asking for! Now you can scrap your pizza parties and fun times with your kids' favorite characters.

Best Creations- This is a very neat line! The paper is all embossed and glittered. Gotta feel it to understand!

Reminisce has also come out with 9 new lines!! The shimmery paper and coordinating stickers are here!
(click to enlarge)

We also got in Moxy, & Imaginisce. Sorry no pictures for them. This is just the beginning!!! Stop in and check it all out. I will keep you posted when we get more in!!