Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last Minute All Night Crop

Friday, November 5th
6:00pm - 6:00am
Cost: $15.00
Come in your pajamas and crop all night or as long as you want. Bring a dish to share or enjoy snacks and sodas we provide.
Call the shop to reserve your spot 813-269-7946

Fun New Projects in the Store

Check out these great projects that are on display at the store:

Bonnie's Christmas box using Tim Holtz product and misc trinkets. You have to come in and see just how cute this is! It makes such a beautiful Christmas decoration or a wonderful gift.

Here's another Advent box done by Chris using Bo Bunny's colorful Christmas line. I love all of the bright, fun colors on this!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blog Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Cathy for winning the Blog Giveaway. She was chosen randomly by random.org. Your prize can be picked up at Scraporium. Thanks for commenting!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Creative Weekend in Orlando

Wow, what an amazing and inspiring weekend Denise and I had in Orlando attending the Collins Group Fall Education and Trade Show. They have this once a year at various places and this year's destination was Orlando, lucky for us! We spent the weekend taking classes, learning about new product, new techniques, and being inspired by some of the biggest companies and celebrities in the scrapbooking industry. We sat through classes by Prima, Tim Holtz, Bazzill, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Copic, Hapton Art, Graphic 45, and made dozens of make 'n takes from countless other vendors. It was a blast and we plan to bring it all back to you through classes, demos, samples, and new product.

The weekend started on Friday evening when we arrived late for our Prima workshop where we made the most amazing painted canvas book.

The finished product:


What a fun class that was, learning new techniques and working with their beautiful flowers. We have ordered their new lines and hope to be receiving a HUGE Prima order soon. We would love to do this class at the shop, it was so much fun and such a beautiful project.

The next day, we had classes from 8:30 to 5:30 and we took different classes to learn as much as we could. My classes consisted of a jewelry making class with Prima where I learned to make a flower necklace (look for a Blog tutorial coming soom when the Prima order arrives). Next I had a class from my favorite paper line, Bo Bunny where I learned to make an entire chipboard album using their new Olivia line (see store for a sample).

My third class was with Bazzill learning how to properly stitch paper. I may do a Blog tutorial on this as well. My final two classes were with Hampton Art and these were my favorite. Hampton Art makes Smooch, those colorful cute bottles that look like nail polish. We sell them some but honestly I never really knew what to do with it. These classes opened up a whole new world to me. The first of the two taught us to use their new Smooch spray, similar to Glimmer Mist, and we made a super cute photo frame with grungeboard die cuts, Smooch spray, stamps, coffee stirrers, and acetate. The second class was learning how to marbelize with Smooch. This was amazing! Such a fun and easy technique with a dramatic finished product.
I just loved this! It was my favorite project from the weekend!
Here's another project done with Smooch:

While I was enjoying my classes, my mother (Denise) spent her day learning from Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Graphic 45, Creative Imaginations, and the famous Tim Holtz. Look for her Blog about her experience and photos from her classes, ha! Who am I kidding, my mother doesn't Blog, that's what she had me for so instead, just come by the shop, she'll show you everything she made and tell you all about it.

After the classes, we spent the evening in a Sample Making Frenzy where every company had a table set up for make 'n takes. This part was so much fun but even between the two of us, we couldn't make them all! We did, however, squeeze in time for Tim Holtz's "Sit and Do" which he appropriately named it since it took about 20 minutes to make. It was worth it though, look at this amazing tag:
Ok, so that's not the greatest photo but you know it's cool, it was made by Tim Holtz!

We also made samples using product by
Little Yellow Bicycle
Canvas Corp
Heart of Texas
Copic Markers
Justrite Stamps
Bo Bunny
Creative Imaginations
and more!

Sunday was the final day and the day to shop! We visited all of the participating companies and placed tons of orders. Although, I have to admit, I missed the entire first half because I slept until 11:00am! That was the first time in 10 months that I actually slept through the night without having to wake up and feed a baby and the first time in a long time that I got to sleep past 8:00, I took full advantage and it was amazing! So once I finally made it down to the show, I assisted my mother in ordering from the following companies:
Graphic 45
Quick Quotes
Justrite Stamps
Stacy's Stamps
Bo Bunny - Brand new Valentine's Day line
Canvas Corp
Little Yellow Bicycle
Creative Imaginations - Luminarte
Plus more!

So be sure to look for lots of new product coming in the next few months and also look for some upcoming classes on marbelizing with Smooch, Graphic 45 collage, Tim Holtz tags and/or jewelry, and a beautiful oversized Family Canvas display (sample will be in store)

Plus we'll be having demos in the store for new product as it comes in. Keep checking our Blog for info on these upcoming events. Oh, and one more thing I forgot to mention, we are working on getting some scrapbook celebrity visits to our store and we have Nikki Sivils confirmed (info coming soon!), but we are also looking to have Stacy from Stacy's Stamps in the spring, the designer of My Favorite Things, and Tim Holtz some time next year! He said that when he comes back to HSN he would like to do things here so we are working on getting him in our store. In fact, if you want him here, send him an e-mail, let him know he has lots of fans at Scraporium and we would all love for him to come visit us!

Well, I am pretty sure that is the longest Blog post I have ever made and if you read through the whole thing, you deserve a prize. Be sure to leave a comment on this post about anything at all and we will randomly select a winner on Monday, October 4th to win a collection of goodies from this weekend. You will receive a Hampton Art stamp set, ink pad, Quick Quotes new line of paper, Ranger canvas Album, and a few other goodies. Don't forget to by midnight Sunday night to be eligible.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tweety Jill Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Tweety Jill Product!

No, this is not a misprint! For one day only, Monday September 20th, ALL Tweety Jill product is Buy 2 Get 1 Free! Choose from her very popular Stamps, Collage Packs, Card Kits, and Idea Books. In addition to this great one day deal, her idea books are also 40% off so you will get 40% off idea books plus 1 free if you buy 2, what a deal! Now is a great time get those Collage Packs you've been wanting or try out her great stamps.

Already have tons of Tweety Jill product? Share the love! These would make a great gift for any scrapbooker, crafter, or artist. Who doesn't love great stamps or fun idea books.

Don't miss out on this great sale, I cannot imagine it will ever happen again so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We hope to see you all Monday, we are open from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blog Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for your input on what classes you would like to take. We have listened and are getting a schedule together with our teachers, we hope you will all be able to take a class soon. Be sure to check our Calendar on scraporium.com or check here on the Blog for upcoming classes.

Ok, ok, here's what you really want to know, the random winner of the giveaway (chosen by random.org) is:
"an altered book class would be super. tj is fun, maybe the seaside theme. a class with bonnie would be awesome. she is so talented....perhaps a halloween or christmas banner would be a good idea. and always a tim holtz (my hero) theme would most likely be popular.tags are fun. cheers, esther"

Esther! She wins a $25 gift certificate to the store. Don't worry, I really liked seeing 27 comments on my Blog when I normally see 0 so I will definitely be doing another giveaway soon. In the meantime, if you have input, suggestions, or anyhting else that you would like to comment on, feel free to comment on the Blog, those make me feel like someone is actually reading this and all my typing at 11:30pm, when I have to get up with my 9 month old at 4:00am and then again at 6:00am, is not in vain.

Keep checking the Blog because I won't always announce the Giveaways on our e-mails :)

CHA Weekend

Don't Miss CHA Presents this Weekend

Friday, September 10th - Sunday, September 12th

A CHA Showcase of all the new products we ordered from the Summer CHA new releases.

There will be product demos with Bonnie, make 'n takes, giveaways, lots of new product to see, and more than 25 prizes! Everyone receives a raffle ticket at checkout plus an additional one for every $10.00 spent to win one of the many prizes. It will be a fun weekend and you don't want to miss it! If you have not been in the store in while, come by this weekend to see all of the new product, shop, have fun, and maybe win a prize!

Friday, September 10th - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 11th - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 12th - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Check out product from these great companies:
Graphic 45
Cosmo Cricket
Creative Imaginations
My Little Shoebox
My Mind's Eye
Crate Paper
Tweety Jill
Best Creations
Karen Foster
Bo Bunny
Paper House
American Crafts
Petticoat Parlor
Plus More!

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fun in the Sun Card Class

There are still some spots available for this week's Fun in the Sun Card Class! This is a fantastic card class making 6 beautiful summer themed cards where you will learn new techniques and have lots of fun. The class is taught by the amazing Donna who packed the house with her last Christmas in July card class. We are so lucky to now have Donna teaching for us, she was a popular teacher at the Scrapbook Shoppe and we are glad to see her in our store.

Class info:
Date: Thursday, September 2nd
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost: $25.00


Monday, August 30, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Our very first Blog Giveaway!

We want your input and what better way to get it than to give something away. We would love to know what kind of classes you are interested in taking at Scraporium. Whether it be a certain technique, project, using a certain company, etc. tell us what you want to learn. You may also comment on when you would like to see classes - weekends, evenings, mornings, etc.

Just leave your comment on this post by Friday, September 3rd for your chance to take part in the random drawing for a $25 Scraporium Gift Certificate!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lost and Found!

This Just in at Scraporium......
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found line
It's been a while since we have had My Mind's Eye in and it was definitely worth the wait! This is the most beautiful line I have ever seen from them and you better come quick to pick what you like, I cannot imagine it will last long!


oh ya, and we also received their Haunted line, this has been my favorite Halloween line I have seen come out of CHA release and it is so much nicer in person. Get ready for Halloween, it's coming quick!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Preorder Tim Holtz's Vagabond Sizzix Machine from Scraporium for only $199.99

No, this is not a misprint, we are actually selling the Vagabond machine for $199.99, that's $50.00 off the retail price! That is a huge discount! This will be for pre-paid preorders only, here's how it works:

Call or stop by Scraporium to place your preorder for the machine. The orders must be placed and $199.99 (plus tax) prepaid by October 1st.

Machines are scheduled to be shipped the end of October or beginning of November, we will have an exact date closer to the time. Prordered machines will be reserved and ready to pick up as soon as we receive them.

Once we receive the machines, the in store price will be $249.99.
Order your Vagabond machine now because we only have a limited amount on order and we will not be able to increase this number.

Don't know what a Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine is? Well, you should. It was the biggest hit at CHA this summer! It is a motorized Sizzix diecut machine used for die cuts and embossing, and it even looks like a little suitcase. Don't take my word for it, check it out on Tim Holtz's Blog, he's got videos and demos to watch.

This is a great deal so don't miss out if you are interested in the Vagabond, call the shop at 813-269-7946 to reserve yours.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Just Added to the Calendar

Remembering Paris Collage Workshop - Thursday, August 12th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Instructor: Bonnie
Make 4-6 Tweety Jill Cards with Bonnie

Fun in the Sun Card Class - Monday, August 16th & Thursday, August 19th
Monday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday - 10:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Donna

Quilling Class - Tuesday, August 24th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Bunny

HUGE Inventory Clearance Sale

Come shop this week for HUGE savings at Scraporium! We are having a sale so big we have to move merchandise next door to our classroom area. We are not talking about the already marked down product in our Outlet section, this is all general merchandise in the store that's 50% off! We need to make room for the loads and loads of new product Denise has been ordering all week from new CHA releases. There is tons more she would like to order but we need the room so help us clear out a ton of merchandise to make lots of room. Come stock up on your favorites at 50% off.
Plus, everything in the store will be 10% off, even brand new products! We'll have tons of items marked down to 50% off and the rest will be 10% off, that means everything in the whole store is on sale! We are keeping the sale going the entire week through Saturday, August 7th but hurry in before all the good stuff is gone!

See ya this week at Scraporium!

Friday, July 23, 2010

CHA is almost here!

Unfortunately, we will not be attending CHA this summer but that has not stopped me from checking out the new product sneak peeks daily. I am so excited about all of the great new product coming out! There are fantastic new products from some of our favorite companies and even some new companies that we plan to order from. I just cannot wait for all the ordering to start and the shipments to arrive.

Just in case you don't know, CHA is the big show held twice a year in which all the scrapbooking and craft companies introduce their new product. The summer show gives a chance for companies to showcase their newest product and also gives a chance for brand new companies to get their name out. During this time we do lots of ordering but most items do not start shipping until August or September. Keep watching our Blog for new arrivals at the store!

There are tons of new products coming out, here are just a few of my favorites so far from all the sneak peeks:

Reminisce Bubbly Paper Line:

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland

3 Bugs in a Rug - A Trip to Paris

My Little Shoebox - Harmony

Prima Annalee, Fairy Flora, and Paisley Road Collections


My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found

Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue

Bella Blvd - Socialite & Sunny Happy Skies

Crate Paper - Snow Day

Bo Bunny - Olivia

I already have such a huge list of the things I would like my mom to order and I have not even seen everything yet! Now, I just need to convince her to order it all, of course, you can help me out with that by coming in and shopping our current merchandise before it is all gone.

If you want to see all the new items being released, check out Scrapbook Update - http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/cha-summer-2010-sneak-peeks/ This list is constantly being updated to show off all the new Summer releases.

Monday, July 12, 2010

*NEW* Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia

It's here, the highly anticipated new line from Basic Grey, Oliver and Olivia. I have already used this paper in my album and it's so so so great, you'll love it!


More New stuff in the shop.........

Pink Paislee Artisan Collection. These are so fun, they can be Glimmer Misted, painted, inked, or anything else you can think of. Plus we got in their Artisan tape.

Quick Quote product including Vellum Quotes, paper, ribbon, and more.

Popular Items Restocked
7 Gyspsies Trays

Tim Holtz Distressing Inks

Friday, June 25, 2010

Just Added to the Calendar.....

Card Keeper Class - Saturday, July 10th
1:00pm - 4:00pm

ATC Birds & Butterflies Class & Swap w/Jill - Sunday, July 11th
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tips & Techniques with Haydee - Thursday, July 15th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Midnight Crop & Shop - Friday, July 16th
5:00pm - 12:00am

Mini Bird Book - Sunday, July 18th
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Christmas in July Card Class - Monday, July 19th & Thursday, July 22nd
Monday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday - 10:30am - 1:30pm

Midnight Crop & Shop - Friday, July 30th
5:00pm - 12:00am

For more info on our classes, please visit our calendar

To sign up for classes, please call the shop at 813-269-7946

New Product

Just Arrived at Scraporium:

"Wizard" Paper with embellishments to match

"Off to the Parks" paper line

6x6 die cuts for .30 each!


"Hey Birdie" super cute new paper line with embellishments and stamps

"La Chateau" paper line

Wood Flourishes

Beautiful Family Tree album plus others.

Tweety Jill

Tweety Jill products have been restocked plus we got in some new Collage Packs including an ATC Alice Collage Pack plus the Alice Quotes stamps that you have been waiting for.