Wednesday, April 30, 2008

is ALL new and FABULOUS!!!!


The home page layouts where created by the Design Diva's themselves!!

Also, each of the Design Diva's will be uploading their page ideas of past, and each thing that they create along the way in our GALLERY!!

AND we will have some yummy things for purchase SOON!

And don't miss our UP TO DATE and INTERACTIVE calendar!

Thank you for patience as we updated and created a website that YOU deserve!!

And as always, Scrapaganza is the store to help YOU, GET IT DONE!

Because scrapbooking matters!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Members Only

Are you a member of NYOBC (Not Your Ordinary Book Club)?? If not, there is still time to sign up and be a part of our celebration. If you would like more information about club or the event call or stop by Scrapaganza! We can't wait to see you all Thursday for the MEMBERS ONLY open house event. Doors close for the general public at 4. You will enjoy a huge savings, a free gift, food and time to mingle with everyone. And did I mention the BIG SECRET will be announced??? Kick off National Scrapbooking Weekend and join the Scrapaganza Designers for a fun evening.
(invites by Ashleigh at Classeigh Inks)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sneak Peek #3

Okay, so you know by now the BIGGEST crop weekend in Scrapaganza history is May 2 & 3!!! Have you kept up with the sneak peeks?? Everyone attending the crop will receive our favorite things! If you are just joining us here is what you have missed... Beth's Favorite thing is... Scrapaganza! (obviously she can't give you the store, so you are getting a t-shirt unveiling our new logo & new look) Kim's Favorite thing is... Rusty Pickle! She will be teaching a two page layout straight from CKC!! Rachelle's Favorite thing... the NEW Basic Grey Rub-on Tool!! Be one of the first to use this new slick rub-on roller.

If you are still waiting to sign up... DON'T! Only 9 spots available (as of yesterday)!!! Call and reserve your spot 563-391-0099. Can't wait to see you all as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day!

*Have you noticed Penny and I have teamed up to bring you a better blog! At the bottom of each post it will show you who posted! Hope you like the changes.*

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rain rain go away!! ...challenge!

Okay, are you all ready for the next challenge??

Submit your "rain" layouts for a chance at a fun prize pack!

There can be rain, rainbows, sprinklers, anything wet!

Here are a few of our designers ideas to get you started...

by: Kelly
(click the photo to view larger)

By: Tracy
Candi's can be viewed here.
(Along with other April Showers layouts in Scrapstreet Magazine)

All entries are due by May 1st... just e-mail them to or drop them by the store.

Can't wait to see them... good luck!

Online Scrapbook Magazines

Called "Ezines's", online magazines are popping up everywhere!

Many times costing the viewer nothing-but offering a LOT of ideas!

This month, Design Diva's Candi Ladwig and Penny Smith have layouts featured in Ezine's!!

Candi is in this months issue of Scrap Street Magazine (page 9)!!

And Penny has TWO layouts in the premier (May/June) issue of Scrap -N- Art Ezine!
(Page 14 and page 46!)

(to access this magazine-you must download it-it is a PDF. On the home page, click the magazine image-it will take you to a page that has a PDF file showing-hold up here for a sec.! It takes a minute for the content to load, and then there will be a "Download" link under the file!)

DEFINATELY worth a look! FULL of pictures, layouts, mini-books, and techniques!

Also, "Diva in training" (the newset addition to Scrapaganza's team!) Monica, is a regular contributer to
Ready, Set, Create!

So much to see and do! Count on Scrapaganza to keep the ideas coming!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Penny Guest Designer for Paper Trunk

Congratulations to Design Diva Penny!!

She is the Guest Designer for Paper Trunk!
Paper Trunk is a "green" scrapbooking manufacturer that offers papers printed on recycled papers, and they use soy based ink! They also use "green" packaging whenever possible!

They also have some adorable stamps and a cool chipboard "wheel"!!

Check Penny out on Paper Trunk here!

AND Penny will be featured on the front page of their newsletter and on their blog in May!

Their Newsletter usually offers monthly sketches & great tips and other ideas! Check them out!



And remember, you can read about several of our design diva's by accessing their blogs to the right of the post!
Just a click away!
They have lots of great scrapbooking information, tips and goings-ons!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day Crop EVENT!

"Scrapaganza's Favorite Things" Crop

Come join us for National Scrapbooking Day, Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd!

As promised, we are revealing one of the

Design Diva's Favorites!

Did you get to go to CKC (Creating Keepsakes University) two weeks ago in St. Louis? As many of you know, our very own Kim Garner is a teacher for Rusty Pickle and travels the Midwest teaching at CKC's for them. Kim told us that her very favorite paper line is Rusty Pickle and as a very special treat has gotten unprecedented permission to teach you the class that she taught CKC-ers in St. Louis! Rusty Pickle normally charges $19.99 for this class, which is EXCLUSIVE to CKC's only, but Design Diva Kim brings it to YOU as one of her favorite things.

As an additional SURPRISE, anyone who has already signed up for the crop or who signs up in the next 10 days, will receive a $10 gift certificate for merchandise in the store! We will be handing them out at the crop on Saturday morning!

Monday, April 7, 2008

And the Lucky lady is...

Charlene Easter!!!
Here is her journaling:
I'm lucky, I have a great husband. But if Lenard hadn't been so lucky, I would not have had even one date with him. Lenard's lucky because he survived a terrible car accident. It was his fault, DUI, only him, on an icy Jan. night. He rolled his truck, the roof was smashed in. He broke his neck. He broke a very important bone on C2 the odontoid process. This part enables your head to turn side to side. Here's where the luck really comes in. The doctor told him he broke it in the most awful way, flush, straight across. He should have died or at least been paralyzed from the neck down. He was put in a halo to stabilize his neck and spine. Four screws went straight into his skull. He was only in the hospital for three days. He stayed with his parents for the next three months. He finally convinced his mom to let him go home to his own house. I started dating him not long after that. In the middle of April he was supposed to have surgery to fuse C1 and C2 together. He had a pre-op CT scan, more luck here, the bone was healing! So the doctor decided to leave him alone and continue to check on him once a month. In August the halo was removed and Lenard had to wear another brace, no screws. In October that brace was taken off. He was completely healed. He could turn his head, slowly at first, he was a bit apprehensive. A month later he proposed. Lucky Me!

Thank you everyone for entering! Here are the other entries: Becky


Stay tuned for your next challenge (and inspiration)...