Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NEW Challenge...

Are you ready?? We are changing things up on you! (Making it better of course!) We will be posting your monthly challenge each month on the 20th. You will have until the 15th of the following month to turn your entry in. This way we will be able to feature our winner in the Scrapaganza Newsletter!! How exciting is that?? Also, to help get your creativity started we will be posting the Design Diva's ideas with your challenge. All Diva layouts will be on display at the store as well!!

So here is your August Challenge...

Take this sketch and have fun! Using paper and embellishments of your choice create a layout BASED on this sketch. Feel free to turn it, flip it, alter it in any way. Just have fun and CREATE!!
If you haven't used a sketch before, and want to learn more, or you want some great sites that supply you with even more sketches, check out, Triple the Sketch, (which offer example of cards and projects with each sketch) or Pencil Lines. There are a TON of sketch sites to spur your creativity!
Do this one and you can WIN!
Now are you ready for some inspiration??

As always, e-mail your entries to or drop them off to the store BY August 15th.

**Don't forget you still have a couple of days to get your July challenge in!!**

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Candi's a SUPERSTAR!!

Design Diva Candi's been BUSY!!!

She received an honorable mention in Reminisce's blog contest...

She won the Rusty Pickle Blog Contest with this altered frame...
Candi was BEST OF SHOW at the Mississippi Valley Fair!!That's right! Best of Show! She received three 1st place wins, and then received Best of Show with this layout:Congratulations Candi!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thanks Mr. Pickle

We were very excited to have Lance, from Rusty Pickle back in town for lots of fun classes! Thanks for all of the jokes, techniques, and really cute projects! -sorry I only have a few pictures from the class I was in.

Check Candi's Blog

Be sure to click here for my blog update on CHA. I don't have a ton of pictures... but loved it all!! I am really excited for a few new products and ideas I have planned for classes! Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ashleigh's CHA Report!

You don't want to miss out on some of the great pictures Ashleigh has of new product, scrapbooks celebrities, etc.!!

Just click HERE to check out her blog!!

New product should start coming in VERY soon!!

Visit often! Much of the product we are SURE will go fast!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Penny's CHA report!

How fun!
Where do I start!!
There was so much to see and DO!
Scrapbook celebrity, make and takes, new product to see...
I think I could be there a week and not see it all!
We are having a HUGE sale VERY soon to make room for ALL the new products!
Beth and Kelly got SO much of the new products for YOU!

Here is my report of the event!!

I am VERY excited, of course, about the new Glitz Design products!
"Basic" is fun and colorful!
And their stickers with the rhinestones inside! Brilliant!
And they have some great new LARGER roller doodles! FUN!
Pink Paislee... they were my personal favorite... the one I got to choose...
Coming in October, Pixee Stix... little pixies of glitter!! Too cute to resist!
In the meantime, the alphabet stickers I can't WAIT to get my hands on!
And I am SO excited about the new Vintage Moon-a new release! LOVE this for fall!
They have some really fun die cut papers too! I would have gotten all the old and new if I could!
And I hope we add the stamps and rub ons to the next order!
Crate Paper... it was on my list, and Ashleigh loved it so much too, she requested it as her pick! Your gonna LOVE these new papers and embellishments!
Kaiser-wood embellishements (sounds weird, but I promise, it isn't!) rhinestones, paper, flowers, chipboard... and all with prices we can all live with! YAY Kaiser!
Tim Holtz... he always has such fun new products! Always distressed looking-industrial even, and all very usable! (Pic. especially for you Marion!!)

Prima... they have some GREAT new flowers, papers, and corragated cardboard pre-cut shapes! Yum!!
7 Gypsies... they have these great inked stamps... not the flip and stamp like now, but a little tower of stamps with three designs in the stack... and the red and flocked paper-yum!

Heidi Swapp... yes, this is Penny, not Candi! :) I LOVE their new boy line and the Christmas with the pink in it! LOVE it! The new transparencies are awesome too! Go Heidi!
American Crafts... the new puffy letters... the thickers... the new bright colored papers... Oh how I love American Crafts! And their PENS!!! Oh their pens!! Your gonna love 'em!
The Paper Element... OK, so I design for them! But I love their new lines! VERY usable! Very nice! (The circles in the corners show the other side of the paper-this paper is THICK and double sided!)
Making Memories... I SO want a little Slice! And the new line-Greenhouse. Soothing greens... new journaling notebook... and of COURSE I am STILL in love with all their tiny alphas!!
Teresa Collins... I'll admit it. I like some of her stuff, but I didn't go there with her product being my favorite. But WOW she has some great stuff! All our recipe book makers-AWESOME new paper line! Very modern and fun! And the new mini's that even have page protectors in the smaller sizes-so they are protected mini's! Might even get me to do one! The papers are great! Your love them! I promise!
KI Memories... their new "sheers" are SO bright and usable! I love the bold new designs! Die cut meets transparency, meets printed paper! They are SO bold and fun!
Oh, I know there are more... but it is so hard to keep it straight in my head!

Here is a little slide show to show the highlights! Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Andria from Reminisce!!

WHAT a blast!! ALL classes were SOLD OUT!!!

They created, they laughed, they had fun, they won prizes...
Thank you SO much Andria, for coming to teach at Scrapaganza!!

And don't forget, you can get the Reminisce Flood 2008 paper at Scrapaganza!
All proceeds of this paper were donated to the American Red Cross and their recovery efforts!
Want more scrapbooking "celebrity" fun????
Don't forget!! We have Lance from Rusty Pickle coming to teach four AWESOME classes at Scrapaganza! You do NOT want to miss out on this!!
Space is limited on these classes, so sign up SOON to reserve your spot!!
Call TODAY! 563-391-0099!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It was CLOSE!!!

But at the LAST minute, Pearl pulled it out and beat Miss Ashleigh by 15 votes!!!
(They had over 400 votes each!!! Over 1500 people voted in total! WOW!!!)

Dang it! :)

Thanks everyone who voted for Ashleigh! She's still a winner in our book!
And anyone that didn't check out the Glitz blog during the frenzied voting... be sure to check out all their YUMMY new products!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Time to VOTE!!!

Help Design Diva Ashleigh become the winner of the Glitz Design Contest!!

She stands to win $500 in Glitz product, and a chance to have her layout displayed at the Glitz Design booth at CHA next week!!!! YAY!!

So help her out ladies, and vote for Ashleigh HERE!!!

Good luck Ashleigh!!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Paper Trunk Birthday Celebration!

Happy Birthday Paper Trunk! Though many of the prizes have been given out, there are many
fun ideas and "green" tips!

Come by and say "Hello"!

I even contributed in the fun with a couple of "green" tips! (I was their April Guest Designer!)

Paper Trunk uses recycled packaging and prints many of their collects on recycled paper!

Scrapbooking can be made just a little bit greener if you do your part:

-Use a reusable shopping bag (Scrapaganza has them available with our logo!!) when shopping for supplies!
-Look for products that use recycled papers-there is even a cardstock company that is using windpower in production!
-Save those scraps!! Have draws dedicated to organize your scrap papers by color! There are SO many things you can do with scraps! Mosaics, punched shaped, strips and borders... if several choices of the same color are available together, they might just spur some creativity!
-Use your packaging in your LO's! There are a TON of ideas available online for using your packaging! Use the plastic cover over embellishment for a shadow box... or cut out a fun design or word from the packaging... the options are endless!
-Look around your house! You might remember, Design Diva Candi made flowers out of the TP roll... use old material for flowers, or strips for borders or mats... use washers, paperclip or pins as embellishment... Use junk mail to highlight a favorite thing...

The ideas are endless!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


All of us at Scrapaganza are SO excited to see all the new product that is being premiered at
CHA (Craft and Hobby Association=Craft Show!!) in 2 weeks!!

If you want to see many sneak peeks of product in one place, click here!!

If you see something ya like, let Kelly and Beth know!
If something special continues to be requested, we will be sure to give it a second look!!

We want to bring what YOU want into Scrapaganza!!
So comment or just stop by and let us know!!

Help us shop for YOU!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Imagine Kelly's surprise when she finds out that she, the paper crafter, is filming her segment of layouts and other paper projects, outside... in the wind... on the top of a hill...
Let's just say, she was VERY glad to be borrowing KWQC's roll of scotch tape!

That's right, we taped EVERYTHING down! :)

Regardless, Kelly performed near flawlessly, and kept her usual cool!

You can click here, and click on "Paula Sands Live on July 1st, 2008"!

See Kelly up there on the top right? :)

Yep, right above the road!
No Hands! No Hands! :)
Ready to start...
Paula appreciating Candi's AWESOME window creation! I was going to give you a picture, but ya know what, your gonna have to come visit us to see this in person!! VERY cool!!
Talkin' shop...
Doin' a vinyl rub-on...
Thanks Paula (and Demond)!! We love to come to PSL LIVE! Even outside! :)
And thank you Katie, for being our biggest fan!! Much appreciated!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Glitzy Girls!!

Thank you for entering the Glitz contest this month. Our winner this month is Angela....

Love this layout with the boy line and the grid rub ons!!

Here are the other entries...
(Angie) (Angie)
Congratulations to all who entered. Angela be sure to stop in soon and pick up your prize! We also have $5 coupons for all entries.

Next Challenge... With all of the weddings that go on in the summer we are going on a wedding theme... KIND OF... Your layout DOES NOT have to have anything to do with weddings... just contain the following...
*Something old
*Something new
*Something borrowed
*Something blue

Fun, huh?? ALSO.... we want to make this month HUGE... so if someone submits and tells us you referred them (and you submit) we will have an extra "goodie" for you!! Tell all of your friends and family! We will have the Design Diva post their layouts soon. Have fun with it! When submitting please include a list of your four things. Please e-mail entries to or post a link in these comments. Entries are due July 31. Thanks again for playing and good luck!

Scrap -N-Art Ezine

Check out ALL the inspiration in this Scrap -n- Art download!!!

Subscribing is free! All you have to do is "click", wait, and then you have a 100 page PDF filled with full color, page after page, of inspiration!!

And the products used are up-to-date current, as the layouts were only submitted a couple months prior to the publication, unlike paper magazines, which are working with product/submissions from 6 months ago... though we love our paper magazines too, this is a great alternative! When working on a "lift" of a ezine page, just keep it up on your computer as you work, or print out that one page...

And don't miss me, Penny, on page 67!! :)

Check it out! Click here!