Monday, December 31, 2012


Can you believe it's 2013?!  2012 was a fantastic year and we are excited to see what 2013 brings.  We are starting the year off with a Weekend Retreat which happens to be the same weekend as CHA with all the fun new releases, then we head right in to Treasure Hunt mode!  There are so many things we have planned for you this year and we can't wait for all the fun!

We can't thank you enough for all of your continued support in 2012 and we are hoping 2013 is even better.  All of you are so much more than customers, you're our friends, in fact Denise and I probably spend more time with you than our own families!  We love to see you make friends at classes, crops, and just hanging out at the shop.  I can't even imagine how many friendships Scraporium has created, it's so fun to see what a great matchmaker the shop is.  Keep coming to classes and crops and keep stopping by when you go to the grocery store, we love to see you!  Let's make this a great 2013 for scrapbooking and paper crafting!

Don't forget we are open tomorrow from 1:00pm - 4:00pm and we still have our 50% off sale!  I heard once that however you celebrate new years is probably what you will do most that year.  So spend new year's eve with family and New Year's Day scrapbooking (or at least shopping for scrapbooking supplies) since it's what you plan to do most of 2013 anyways!

If you really want to spend the beginning of 2013 scrapbooking all night long and all weekend long, then come to our  Weekend Retreat with 24 hour scrapbooking, make 'n takes, demos, games, prizes, pajama parties, massages, food, and so much more!  Only $200 for a double occupancy room including hotel for 2 nights.  It's not too late, call the shop at 813-269-7946 to sign up!

Happy New Year Everyone!

-Denise and Chanele

Friday, December 28, 2012

End of the Year Sale

End of the Year Sale   

Come in for a 50% off End of the Year Sale starting at noon Friday, December 28th.  We will have our classroom filled with newly marked down product, all 50% off!  Plus, everything left from Tweety Jill's sale will be 50% off and what's left from the Scraporium Sample Sale.  So come in this weekend for the best deals and get ready for a fun and creative 2013.

Coming up at Scraporium

Coming Up at Scraporium

Midnight Crop - Friday, January 4th
5:00pm - 12:00am
Cost: $10.00
Come crop until midnight, snacks and drinks provided.

Weekend Retreat - Friday, January 11th - Sunday, January 13th
$200 Based on double occupancy
Clearwater Holiday Inn
Breakfast and dinner included.
Call to sign up, a few spots still available!
2013 Treasure Hunt - March 1st - March 10th
Totes are on presale now, reserve yours today for only $10.  Totes are limited.
Call to reserve yours to be a part of the best Treasure Hunt yet!
Check out more info on the Blog

New at Scraporium

New Product

Graphic 45 - Place in Time
Just in time for the new year, Graphic 45 has a beautiful line of monthly papers and embellishments for calendars, pages, and more.
Check out their great ideas on their Blog

Doodlebug - Lovebirds
Christmas is officially over, time to get ready for Valentine's Day and we just got an adorable Doodlebug line to get you started.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day After Christmas Sale

Thanks for participating in our 12 Days of Christmas!  I hope you all had a very merry Christmas, I know we did and I got lots of adorable photos with my new camera to scrapbook! Here's a late Christmas present:

Mention this post and receive 40% any one regular priced item in the store.  This offer is only good through Saturday, December 29th and you must mention this to get the discount.

Thanks for shopping at Scraporium, we hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from Audriella and Lailynne too!

Monday, December 24, 2012

12th Day of Christmas

*Please note: We will only be open until 2:00pm and closed tomorrow for Christmas.

For our final day of sales, today you will receive all previous sales combined!  Here's the deal:

-25% off all canvases
-30% off Kaiser wood decor items
-Free wood mount stamp with purchase (while supplies last)
-Double punch
-25% off all ATC product
-20% off Graphic 45 and Tweety Jill
-25% off all Christmas
-Buy a $25 gift certificate and receive a $5 bonus

Come in today for great sales!  Check back tomorrow for a possible bonus sale!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

11th Day of Christmas

Here's a fantastic Dylusion Tutorial from Kim:


Adhere a piece of dictionary paper to the canvas, using the Ranger collage glue and let dry.

Apply Snow Cap paint dabber on all of the dictionary paper. The objective is to only partially cover the text with the white paint.

Stamp all the pieces on a sheet of white card stock paper. Cut and color all the pieces with various Dylusions inks, using Tim Holtz water brush. Apply glossy accents on the nose, dress (polka dots) and shoes. Apply stickles where necessary.

Stamp the right and left borders of the canvas with the tree border stamp and Archival Jet Black ink.

Stamp the light border on the top of the canvas using the masking technique.
Masking technique: apply a small piece of post-it note to the edge of the stamped tree border images. Ink the light border stamp with Archival jet black ink. Stamp the light border stamp to the top of the canvas, making sure that the left edge of the light border stamp is positioned next to the right edge of the tree border images. Stamp another row of the light border right under the first one.

Lift up the post-it note and VOILA! The stamped images, from two different borders, are not on top of each other.

Color the trees and stars with Dylusions Inks. Apply stickles to the lights. Highlight the trees and stars with clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen. Highlight the light strings with silver Gelly Roll/Uniball pen.

Use a Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes to the top of the canvas. Insert the long fastener through the hole, making sure that you position the small jump ring underneath the fastener before opening the two “legs” at the back of the canvas. Add the large jump ring to the small one.

Use the textured hammer to distress the top of the long fastener. By doing this, the small jump ring will be secured under the long fastener.

Cut two pieces of Christmas patterned papers. The measurement of the first piece is 5” x7” and the second piece is 2.75” x 3.5.” Use the 1” circle punch to “half” punch the top of the small paper. This will create the opening for your gift card. Ink the edges of both pieces with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo.

Machine stitch the borders of the large paper. Machine stitch the borders of the small paper to the large one. This will create a pocket for your gift card. Decorate the piece with October Afternoon washi tapes. Adhere the finished piece to the back of the canvas, using strong adhesive.


Assemble the front of the canvas:
     Tie a piece of vintage tinsel (or Tim Holtz Christmas tinsel) to the top of the canvas.
1. 2.              Adhere the yellow and pink mushroom houses to the canvas, using the collage glue.
  Assemble the deer by adhering the dress to her legs. Adhere the head to her neck. Adhere the ornaments to the bottom of her dress and her antlers.
                                     Adhere the deer feet to the top of the turquoise house. Adhere a string of light to the edge of the turquoise house.
            5.      Foam tape the deer (with the turquoise house) to the canvas.
                   Foam tape the little green house in between the mushroom houses.

               Foam tape the words “Go jingle your own blimmin bells” to the canvas.



1.                Dylusions Inks – Cut Grass, Postbox Red, Vibrant Turquoise, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink, London Blue and
            Pure  Sunshine        
2.              Dylusions Stamps

-          Christmas Border
-          Right Up Your Street
-          Curious Corrin (Deer’s Dress)
-          Christmas Accessories (Deer’s Head)
-          Christmas Words
-          Traveling Travis (Deer’s Legs)

                     Stickles – Silver, Thistle, Turquoise, Holly, Golden Rod and Xmas Red.
                      5” x 7 Canvas
         Ranger Collage Glue
          Adirondack Paint Dabber – Snow Cap
          7.      Dictionary Paper
            Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Star Pen
6.                Gelly Roll/Uniball Silver Metallic Pen
     8.      Archival Ink – Jet Black
11.          Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

12.  Ink Blending Tool + Foam
13.  Crop A Dile
14.  Vintage Tinsel or Tim Holtz Christmas Tinsel
15.  Tim Holtz - Long Fasteners (x2)
16.  Tim Holtz – Jump Rings (small x 2) (large x 2)
17.  Foam Tape
18.  Fabri-Tab Glue
19.  A string of lights
20.  Tim Holtz water brush (detailer tip)
21.  October Afternoon Washi Tapes (To/From and Christmas Greetings)
22.  Christmas Pattered Papers
23.  White cardstock
24.  Textured Hammer
25.  Glossy Accents

Saturday, December 22, 2012

10th Day of Christmas

Merry Christmas from Scraporium!
For the 10th day of Christmas, join us at Scraporium for a Christmas celebration with homemade goodies, coffee or hot chocolate from our new coffee machine, and a free take and make with purchase.  Scraporium is your favorite place to hang out so if Christmas shopping is stressing you out and the crowds are too hard to deal with, come to Scraporium to enjoy Christmas cookies, good friends, and a fun atmosphere.

Here's a photo of the take 'n make you receive with purchase

Choose from a Tim Holtz Tag or Christmas Mini Book (while supplies last)

Friday, December 21, 2012

9th Day of Christmas

on the 9th Day of Christmas, Scraporium gave to me.......

25% off all die cuys including all Tim Holtz!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

8th Day of Christmas

Today's special runs until Christmas Eve!

Buy a $25 Gift Certificate and receive a $5 Bonus Gift Certificate.

Take advantage of this through December 24th!

Make someone happy this Christmas and get them what they really want, a Scraporium Gift Certificate!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

7th Day of Christmas

On the 7th Day of Christmas, Scraporium gave to me.......

25% off All Christmas product!

What a great deal!  It isn't too late to make Christmas cards, gifts, or just stock up for your scrapbooking after Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

6th Day of Christmas

Check out this adorable game we played last night at our ATC Swap Christmas Party.  Chris wrote this just for Scraporium and it's too fun not to share:

This time of year, there is a magical place we like to gather, an Emporium of wonderful papers, charms, and sparkly things.  You enter through the front door and your eyes grow wide, you scan across the aisles, amazed you look from left to right, so many wonderful things within your sight.

The counter in front where you pay for your many accents, you realize the amazement at what lies in store as you move left to right.  Across the room there lies so much more to take in and plunder; chipboard, glitter, and stickers, up down left and right forward backwards and across the aisle.

Friendships made, celebrations and tragedies shared, you get much more here than just the amount due.  As you saunter to the back of store; across from schools and travel, lying in the wait are rows and stacks of holiday fare.  Turn around and head back to the front, Tweety Jill to the right and Graphic 45 to the left, now it's time to decide what to buy.

Don't forget before heading out the door in the next room is the classroom and the outlet store.  In that room, you'll also find trinkets and treasures of the reduced kind.  Across the back wall are tables full of cut price merchandise.  The walls on the left and the right are hangers of last year's beautiful designs.

Tonight we come together to celebrate Christmas with a twist, and as the gifts we hope to keep are passed right left and across, it's really the atmosphere created and provided by Denise in her small business store, Scraporium is what we're here for.

Merry Christmas to each and every one, best wishes for the new year to come, one last time in this game of fun, pass your gift to the one on your left.

Thanks Chris, that was fantastic!

Today's special will come from this writing, today only, the 2 items specified here will be 20% off!  That's all Tweety Jill and all Graphic 45 items are 20% off!

*Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Monday, December 17, 2012

5th Day of Christmas

On the 5th day of Christmas, Scraporium gave to me.......

25% off all ATC Products!

Receive 25% off all ATC product on Monday, December 17th.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

4th Day of Christmas

It's the 4th Day of Christmas and since we aren't open today, we are having a Secret Surprise that can be used tomorrow.  This deal will only apply if you mention it at checkout.

Receive Double Punches on all purchases made Monday, December 17th but only for those who read this post and mention it tomorrow.

Check back tomorrow for another special that can be combined with the Double Punches!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

3rd Day of Christmas

On the 3rd day of Christmas, Scraporium gave to me......

A FREE Christmas themed wood mount stamp with purchase!

Saturday, December 15th, receive a free stamp with any purchase!

Friday, December 14, 2012

2nd Day of Christmas

Save 30% on all Kaiser Craft Beyond the Page Wood decor items.  It's not too late to make one of these wood display pieces for a beautiful Christmas decor item in your home.  They also make wonderful gifts, make one for someone you love to use for Christmas decorations!

There are lots more options in the store!

Look how cute these are when you add a little creativity

Thursday, December 13, 2012

1st Day of Christmas

Thursday, December 13th - 1st Day of Christmas at Scraporium

Enjoy 25% off all Canvases including adorable mini stretched canvases and 4x6 and 5x7 canvases.  These make great little decor gifts, just check out the samples in the store.

Aren't these cute?!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Scrapbook Treasure Hunt!

Pack your bags, you're invited to the trip of a lifetime!

Huge News about the 2013 Scrapbook Treasure Hunt:
You guessed it, we have changed the theme.  The Pirates will surely be missed but don't worry, this will be an excursion you won't want to miss.  Each of the 8 participating stores will be a popular tourist location from Florida to France with fun photo ops, make 'n take pages, a stamp in your passport, and more.

2013 Scrapbook Treasure Hunt
Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 10th
You have 10 days to visit each participating store, you must spend $5.00 at each store and you will receive 10% off, a stamp in your passport, and make 'n take for your album.  Once you have received all 8 stamps and your passport is turned in to your local store, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate from each of the participating stores.

And there are more changes, we have changed a few stores on your route.
Here is the new list of stores:
Posh Scraps
Scraps of Art Sparkle 'n Sprinkle
Scrappy Boutique
Totes are limited for this scrapbook expedition so call now to reserve yours.  Keep in mind totes are $10.00 and can be picked up 1-2 weeks prior to the event in the store.  Call today to reserve your tote at 813-269-7946 or e-mail

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Kick-Off

It's our favorite holiday, Christmas!  Let's get this Christmas season of making and creating started with a fun and inspiring demo and make 'n take at Scraporium!  Join Kim, Bonnie, and Donna for a day filled with crafting, inking, stamping, glittering, and learning so much more!  

Here's What's Going on Saturday:

Saturday, November 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Free Demos with Kim and Bonnie
Free Glitter stain glass Make 'n Take - every 30 minutes the make 'n take will be offered

Plus every customer will receive a free Christmas Tree charm at checkout.

And for every $25 you spend, you will be in the drawing to win a Christmas prize pack!

Here's a sample of what you will be learning tomorrow:
This is your make 'n take

Plus a surprise project with Bonnie involving lots of Tim Holtz 
goodies and mini canvases!

Don't miss out, we will see you Saturday!

And if that isn't reason enough to come visit us, come out to support us on Small Business Saturday.  This is a day dedicated to supporting your favorite small business and I know we are top of your list.  Thanks for all your support, it is so greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday at Scraporium

Check out these great deals all happening on Black Friday at Scraporium starting at 8:00am!

Doorbusters - 8:00am - 10:00am only:

*Select Best Creations Paper - 4 for $1.00 (regular $1.50 each)
*Select Charms - 4 for $1.00 (regular $1.00 each)
*My Stick Adhesive Permanent - Buy the dispenser, get the refill free
*Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent EZ Runner  and EZ Dots - Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Off

All Day Deals - 8:00am - 4:00pm:

*Select Best Creations Paper - 2 for $1.00 (regular $1.50 each)
*Select Charms - 2 for $1.00 (regular $1.00 each)
*Select Tim Holtz - 50% off
*Select Disney - 50% off
*Tweety Jill Paper Pads - 50% off
*Tweety Jill Christmas Stamps - Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
*Select Wood Mount Stamps - Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Reminisce Travel Paper Pack - $18.00 value for $6.00
*Select Graphic 45 Paper Lines - Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Entire rack of paper pads, mini albums, and Smash products - 50% off
*Red Slashed Outlet merchandise - additional 50% off
*Following themed paper and embellishments - 40% off:
- 4th of July
- Baby
- Birthday
- Beach
- Easter
- Halloween
- School (excludes College themes)
- Sports
- St. Patrick's Day
- Travel
- Valentine's Day
- Wedding

Plus enjoy these great offers:

*First 10 people in the door receive a goody bag worth over $35.00 at check out
*For every $50 you spend, receive Scraporium Bucks worth $20 off your next $50 purchase.

Hope to see you all on Friday and be sure to look for another e-mail this week for more details on our Christmas Kick-Off this Saturday with demos, free make 'n take, and more.  Saturday is Small Business Saturday so be sure to come support your favorite small business, Scraporium and learn something new at the same time!  It's going to be a fun and eventful weekend at Scraporium!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday

Need a last minute adorable embellishment for your dinner table on Thursday?  I thought this was really cute, here's a tutorial with Shelly Hickox:

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Check back here soon for amazing Black Friday deals coming soon!

Upcoming Classes and Events

Black Friday - Friday, November 23rd
All Day Deals - 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Doorbusters - 8:00am - 10:00am
Check your e-mail soon for great Black Friday deals plus the first 10 customers receive a free goody bag at check out.

Christmas Kick-Off - Saturday, November 24th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Join Kim, Bonnie, and Donna for a wonderful day of demos and make 'n takes.  They will be showing you new product and fun techniques, you won't want to miss this!  Check your e-mail the end of the week for more details and photos.

Technique Tuesday Card Class - Tuesday, November 27th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $15.00
Instructor: Tish

Christmas House - Saturday, December 1st & Wednesday, December 5th
Sat - 10:00am - 2:00pm & Wed - 10:00am - 2:00pm and 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Instructor: Maddie
Only a few spots remain for this adorable Christmas House with mini book inside.

Christmas Novelties - Monday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 6th
Monday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm & Thursday - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Cost: $18.00
Instructor: Donna
Make 5 adorable Christmas novelty items.

Recipe Book - Tuesday, December 4th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: $35.00
Instructor: Anna

Christmas Mini Book - Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Kim
This popular class is now being offered twice to fulfill the demand but both days are filling up fast!

Christmas Train - Wednesday, December 12th
10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Maddie
Limited space available.

Call the shop at 813-269-7946 to sign up or for more details!