Thursday, March 31, 2011


One of my favorite blogs for inspiration is by artist Laura Trevey down in Georgia. She always has cool ideas, fabulous taste and tons of inspiration, like these lovely butterflies she spotted on Etsy! Wouldn't they be fun to make with different scrapbook papers? Ideas ideas ideas.....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Memories Scrapbooking Expo

So today was a pretty exciting day for me. I went to the Memories Scrapbook Expo in Columbus, Oh. There were lots of people there and some great shopping but I did have something exciting happen. I was looking at a piece of Jillibean Soup paper and talking to my friend about how cute it was and a lady walked up behind me and said she has the cutest paper. I said I know I just love her stuff and she said "Thanks that is my paper." It was Jill from Jillibean Soup. I could not believe. She was super sweet. I even talked to her about coming to our store to Teach and she said that she would love to do it. YEAH!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


After being up in my 'Scrap Cave'...cue 'Batman' theme....I realized how much I LOVE my organizing system.....There's a place for everything and everything's in its own place....
For my oodles of single sheet patterned goodness, I have these Sterilite drawer systems....
I adore easy to see what's in them and they're stackable.  I have 4 of these babies in 12x12 and some smaller versions (8.5" x 11") for specialty papers.  The best thing is you can get these at your local department store.  I bought one at a time to spread out the cost.  Love them!!

For my Ranger paint dabbers and other acrylic paint, I have two cropper hopper paint racks on my bookcase.  These beauties are so sturdy and hold 20 paints/dabbers.  You can also fit some glues like Glossy Accents or glue sticks on this rack as well.  You can see all the colors easily and it keeps them out of the way.  So awesome and such a great deal!  We have these at the store back in the paint aisle!!

I also use a TON of plastic baskets to store all my mass quantities of embellies, bling, flowers, and other scrappy goodness that I have in the 'Scrap Cave'.  I have them in drawers and on the shelf...Everywhere you look there are plastic baskets....They're super cheap and most of mine came from the dollar store...These little beauties keep me from creating 'junk drawers' in my room!

As soon as I get a chance, I will take a few pictures of the 'Scrap Cave' and post them on here.  I organized my room based on seeing another scrapper's pictures!!  Have a great weekend!! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspiration to go!

Lindsey and I have been taking photos of all the projects that our design team and teachers bring in over the past 6 months, but have only really been using them in the newsletter. We now have quite a collection of BEAUTIFULLY crafted projects from our amazing and talented designers here at the store. So yesterday, we decided that we're not going to hoard these pretty photos any more! Check out our Picasa Album here!

Gorgeous paper mache eggs created by Sherrie from our Design Team!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Something to think about....

We just have to share....

Where is Engagement, Ohio?

It's halfway between Dayton and Marion....  :)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A new favorite....

I love to blog hop, especially when it comes to crafting.  Blogs are an AWESOME place to get ideas, inspiration, or great little product tips.  I have a few faves including Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire.  When I'm bored or I need a little push to get started, I hop on over to these blogs to get my creative juices flowing.  And when I am on my favorite blogs, I'll hop over to some of their favorites.  I have discovered some real jewels doing that.

I just HAVE to share my new fave blog, from across the pond.  I am an avid follower of Tim Holtz's blog and earlier this week, I was reading about his trip to England.  He taught a few workshops at a shop owned by Dyan Reaveley.  I checked out her blog and got hooked.  Lots of bright colors on her projects and all kinds of media are used.

Art and Soul

Image courtesy of
If you're needing some inspiration, be sure to check out her blog.  And....apparently, she has got a line of whimsical stamps coming out from Ohio's own Stampers Anonymous.  No word on the release date yet, but they can be seen here at Ranger's website: Dylusions Stamps

I just LOVE Doolally Doris!!  So cute and whimsical!!  I love the wings and party hats!!  Here's hopin' they come out soon and...maybe...fingers see it here at the Scrapbook Outlet.

Happy scrappin!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More new goodies...

It's been a very busy past few weeks here at the store.  And since we've been absent from the blogging world, we've had some awesome things arrive!

First of all, the Campy Trails line from American Crafts arrived and it really is 'So stinkin' cute!?!'  It really is an adorable line; perfect for camping trips, outdoor excursions, and mountain vacations.  And trust me when I say, these photos do not do the line justice!  (And that is coming from someone who purchased the whole line!!)

If you've been to our store, you'll know that we're a teensy bit obsessed with Thickers...(Okay, maybe obsessed isn't a strong enough word...hehe)  We have a ton of Thickers and I mean a TON!!  We have over 70 different Thickers packs!!  [I told you we were a bit obsessed with the Thickers.. ;)]  Here are some of the new favorites that just arrived...

For Easter, we have the We R Memory Keepers Peep Collection.  This collection is full of bright, spring colors and adorable bunnies, chicks, and Easter eggs.  Available in whole collection packs or open-stock, this collection is perfect for all those egg hunt layouts and Easter bunny photos!!

The little ones in my family really enjoy coloring Easter eggs right before Easter and we're always looking for something to extend the fun.  Here's an idea:  make colorful personalized egg stands out of paper.  Take a sheet of the Peep pattern paper and cut to approximately 2" x 7" and roll into a tube, attaching ends,  Decorate with embellishments or personalize for your kiddos and you've got a great stand for all those brightly colored eggs.  Can you just imagine these down the center of tables at Easter dinner??

Well, we're off to make room for more new goodies that will be on their way here!  Have a great day and happy scrappin!