Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January Kits are revealed!

Start of the New Year with these wonderful kits available right now!

Click here to join the Cafe Club "Flavors of the Month" Kit


  • 1 sheet Fun Filled Forest (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Daisy Dots (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Pinstripe (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Douglas Fir Cardstock
  • ½ sheet SL Hog Heaven Sweet Treats Cardstock Stickers (varies)
  • ½ pkg. SL Hog Heaven “In A Stitch” Buttons (varies)


  • 1 sheet Hometown Woolworths (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Hometown County Library (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Hometown Depot Park (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Robin’s Egg Cardstock
  • (2) KI Memories Forrest Frames Rubber Charms (varies)
  • (1) Jenni Bowlin Navy Blue Journaling Sticker


  • 1 sheet Poolside Die-Cut Lattice
  • 1 sheet Poolside Small floral (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Poolside Big Dot (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets Prism Mystic Dark Cardstock
  • 6 sheets MM Poolside Die-cut Journaling Sheets
  • 1 MM Poolside Epoxy Clip (varies)


  • 1 sheet Splendor Stripe
  • 1 sheet Splendor Swirl
  • 1 sheet Splendor Vines
  • 2 sheets Prism Black Cardstock
  • 1 sheet BoBunny “Our Home” Cardstock Stickers
  • approx. ½ yard Clover Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Check out the Embellishment Club $10.00
  • 1 pkg. American Crafts White Chit-Chat Alphabet Thickers
  • 1 pkg. Scrapworks Black Vinyl Brackets Rub-ons
  • 1 Prima Lake Layered Posie (varies)
  • approx. ½ yard Making Memories Coral/White Velvet Center Ribbon
Get our Embellishment Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Embellishment Club

Here is the Patterned Paper Club $6.50

  • 1 sheet BoBunny Splendor
  • 1 sheet BoBunny Splendor Paisley
  • 1 sheet Making Memories Poolside FLOCKED Brocade
  • 1 sheet Making Memories Poolside Houndstooth (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet October Afternoon Hometown Main Street (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet October Afternoon Hometown KM Building (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven Chirp Chirp (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven Girls Bestfriend (2-sided)
This monthly kit includes (2) additional sheets of Patterned Paper from each of the four paper lines featured in our Flavors of the Month kit. The Patterned Papers included in this kit will be different than the ones featured in our main monthly kit. Get our Paper/Bazzill Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Patterned Paper Club

Look at the Bazzill Club $6.50
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Cranberry (BB)
  • 1 sheet American Crafts Spinach (BB)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Sea Salt (MM)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill China (MM)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Jewel (OA)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Mexican Poppy (OA)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Camouflage (SL)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Flamingo (SL)
Get our Paper/Bazzill Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Bazzill Club

And the Exclusive TSR Stamp Club $6.00

(Set of 4 / Set Size is 2”x 4”)
The ScrapRoom is proud to announce that we are now offering an exclusive Acrylic Stamp Set each month. Our stamps are manufactured by Wildflower Stamps and will be completely exclusive to The ScrapRoom. Each set will measure approximately 2"x 4" and will be priced at $6.00 each month. Get our Stamp Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Exclusive TSR Stamp Club

Take a look at a few of the January Design Team Layouts:
Brenda Carpenter

Celeste Moores


Shannon Brouwer

Gina Barone

Guest Designer Debbie Hodge

Tammy Harp

Celeste Moores

Check out more Designs using the January Kits here in the Idea Gallery

Make sure you pop over to the message board in a few days for the Official January Challenges Forum and scrap your way to winning a prize!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Use up your holiday stash paper!

Don't put away your holiday paper into your stash only to sit there for a year.
Use it up! Check out the projects shown below that you can create in a flash.

Reindeer foot/handprints frame

Items needed:
Frame (I used a 8 x 10 frame)
Background paper
2 pieces of brown cardstock (for the hands/antlers)
1 piece of kraft cardstock (for the face)
2 brown buttons for the eyes
1 red button for the nose

Cut background paper to fit your frame
Trace & cut out 2 handprints (left side, right side) using the brown cardstock
Trace & cut out the foot using the kraft cardstock
Add the "antlers" and "face" to the background cardstock
Add the eyes and nose!

Santa's Magic Key Poem

Items Needed:
Chipboard (for backing, I used a 6 x 9 size)
Patterned Paper (for matting)
Cardstock (print poem on)
Skeleton key (or any key you have on hand)

Add patterned paper to the chipboard
Print poem on cardstock and add
Add ribbon to hang poem on doorknob
Add ribbon around key and tie to other ribbon

Here is the poem if you'd like to cut/paste it.
I used bits and pieces off of many poems found on the internet.

Santa's Magic Key

Dear Santa,

We don't have a chimney
For you to come through

You see the problem is quite clear.
How will you get in here?

They say you work magic
And can use just any old key.

Your magic makes the key fit right.
So you can sneak into our house tonight.

Thank you Santa, here's our key.
The milk and cookies are on me!

(insert your family name here)

Stocking Ornament


Items needed:

Patterned paper

Bazzill stocking or trace a stocking on chipboard

Embellishments (ribbon, holly leaves, holly berries, glitter)


Add patterned paper, embellishments, and finish off with glitter!

Holiday Tags & Holder


Items needed:

Patterned paper




Instructions for Holder:
Click Here for Mini Magazine File Holder Instructions

Download My Holiday Gift Tags:
My Holiday Gift Tags Group #1

My Holiday Gift Tags Group #2

My Holiday Gift Tags Group #3

I hope after you create these quick projects you won't have any stash left over to put away! Have lots of fun!

If you have any holiday projects you'd like to share, add a comment with a link to your project. We'd love to see your creations!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bonus Kits are available now!

It's Bonus Kit Reveal time!
To add any of these items to your next shipment, please e-mail us at

1 sheet Jingle Jangle (2-sided)
1 sheet Zig Zag (2-sided)
1 sheet Fiddle Faddle (2-sided)
2 sheets American Crafts Robin’s Egg Cardstock
1 sheet American Crafts Chestnut Cardstock
½ pkg. WRMK Nonsense Layered Chipboard Words (varies)
(2) WRMK Nonsense Designer Gromlets (varies)

1 sheet “Embark” Wild Ferns Glittered Cardstock
1 sheet “My Boy” Lined Up Glittered Cardstock
1 sheet “Strength” Houndstooth Glittered Cardstock
2 sheets American Crafts Coffee Cardstock
1 sheet Bazzill Dark Spruce Cardstock
1 pkg. MME “Comfort” Rub-ons
1 MME “Fun Lovin’” Journaling Card


Fancy Pants SPLENDID Bonus Kit: $20.00
1 sheet Splendid Title Strip (2-sided)
1 sheet Splendid Complicated (2-sided)
1 sheet Splendid Queen of Hearts (2-sided)
1 sheet Splendid Lovey Dovey (2-sided)
1 sheet Splendid Sophisticated (2-sided)
1 sheet Splendid I’m Yours (2-sided)
2 sheets Bazzill Glass Slipper Bling Cardstock
1 sheet Prism Intense Pink Cardstock
1 sheet Prism Dark Blush Red Cardstock
3 sheets Splendid Cards (2-sided) (FOR CREATING VALENTINES)
1 Splendid Title/Tags Die-cut Sheet
1 Splendid Valentine Cards 12x12 Transparency
3 rolls Around The Block Black Scroll Frame Tape (varies)
8 Prima Aqua Sprites Paper Flowers (varies)
Black Button Mix
approx. 1 yard Black/Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon OR Black Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (varies)
1 Fancy Pants Chipboard Box w/ Drawer (FOR ALTERING)

We're releasing this "Valentine's" Themed kit for the January shipment so that you'll have time to create some fun Valentine cards and projects in time for Valentine's Day. There are (3) Valentines Cards sheets included in this kit, which will give you 36 adorable and super-easy Valentine cards for your kids/grandkids to sign and give away. All you have to do is cut the 12x12 sheet apart; it couldn't be easier than that! We've also included an alterable box for you to decorate and use as a Valentine Card box!


KI Memories SCRAPBOOK TIN SETS w/ALBUM: $24.00 each (3 Styles Available!)
(AWESOME VALUE - Over $100.00 Worth of "too-cute" Products!)

JUST NOW AVAILABLE! We now have a limited edition shipment of some KI Memories Scrapbook Gift Tins in stock. These are such a GREAT BUY (Over $100.00 VALUE!), and so ADORABLE! Each kit comes complete with an ALBUM and a Gift Tin, along with over 850 pieces for scrapbooking! The 3 different sets that we have in stock feature BRAND NEW and never before released papers and embellishments - (meaning that these are not duplicate papers from other previously released KI Collections)! I couldn't resist adding them to my scrapbooking collection (stash), and I'm sure that all of you KI fans out there will want to get your hands on these before they're gone! Our stock is limited, and when they're gone, they're gone. (Photos and Contents List below)




Each Kit contains the following items: (AWESOME VALUE - Over $100.00 Worth of "too-cute" Products!)
*1 Decorative Tin
*40 12"x12"Designer Papers
*694 Stylish Stickers
*26 Epoxy Stickers
*40 Glitter Rub-ons
*60 Chipboard Stickers
*1 12"x12" Designer Album
*10 Page Protectors
*3 Rubber Magnets
*1 Inspiration Sheet

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Random Non-Christmas Related Tip/Trick

Have you ever looked at a layout online or in print and wondered how in the world they did that? In my case, I was always a little skeptical and perplexed by scrapbookers that placed embellishments and/or papers off the page. I thought, "Yeah, that's cute and all, but how do they get the page in their scrapbooks?" And then the light bulb went off for me - if I compensate for the "overhang" on the one side by trimming my page down on the other, it will slide right in the page protector!

Now I'm not an expert, I don't know all the design principles that are necessary in order to create a stellar page. I just go with what feels right to me - sometimes it's a hit, and sometimes it's definitely not. But to me, placing elements of your design both on and off the page lends natural movement to the design and carries your eye throughout the page. Think about it. When you throw a handful of leaves or snow up in the air, it scatters all over the place. Same thing if you spill a jar of buttons on the table. They do not stop abruptly at the edge. So I carry that "principle" over into my scrapbooking. I generally place my embellishments off the page by only 1/4" - 1/2", and then trim the page down to 11 3/4" x 12" or 11 1/2" x 12" to compensate for the overhang. Another alternative is to carry your design off the page and then trim the excess off, keeping your page 12" x 12". I think you still get the effect of movement, without dealing with elements hanging off the page. Here are some pages I've done in the past that are examples of this "principle" in action. I hope this has been a helpful tip/trick to you! :) Have a Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Displaying Greeting Cards

The cards are a-comin'! Getting Christmas cards in the mail is one of the things I look forward to when December rolls in. This is that time of year when friends and kin really make an effort to keep in touch ,and I love watching the card pile get higher everyday, thankful to have so many who care enough to take the time to write. Of course, I proudly display these treasured gems in our home. This year, I used an old loaf pan dressed up with a ribbon and glittered trees from this month's Embellishment Kit. I ran some scrap green papers through the shredder to use as fillers.

I also hung a glass ornament filled with buttons. Check this out:

Make several of these ornaments using embellishments from your stash -- ribbons, eyelets, blings, etc., and hang them on the tree or, better yet, gift a couple to your loyal scrap buddies.

Now, how about you? How do you display your cards? Have you sent yours out??? Just five more sleeping nights before Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

only 8 days until Christmas

We all have a million things on our to do lists this time of year. It is inevitable. We rush around to buy the best gifts (on sale of course) then we rush to wrap the gifts (must make it look extra pretty) and sometimes we rush from house to house to deliver the gifts.

If you are anything like me you often find yourself looking around after Christmas wondering "Where did it go?" Well this year I challenge you to grab your camera and document this glorious season. Below I have listed some photo op ideas that I hope make your holiday scrapping SUPER FUN.

Christmas Tree
Candles all aglow
Christmas shopping
Wrapping gifts
Picking out the perfect tree
Kids in their new pajamas
Santa’s cookies and milk
Holiday Parties
Kids in their fancy holiday outfits
Steamy cup of hot cocoa
Christmas Cookies and treats (baking or making)
Stockings hung by the chimney with care
The priceless look on the children’s faces when they see that Santa came to visit
Opening Presents
Food on Christmas Day
Outdoor/Indoor Christmas Lights and Decorations

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dec 12

Can you believe it is mid December already? I think I say this daily at this point in my life but.... time is just flying past at warp speed. The number one thing on my to do list this weekend is Christmas cards. How are you guys doing? Do you use store bought carda? Make your own? Write a Chrismtas letter? I'd love to hear!

We usually do a letter every few years. I'm not sure if this will be a letter year or not. I always do a picture/card of the kids. It is really the only time I ever digi-scrap. I always find a really cute free kit somewhere on-line to download. Then I open a 4" x 6" blank document in Photoshop and create my own card with it. I would share past ones but my computer crashed and I lost everything from the past 2 years ( go back up everything NOW!!!!). I will try to post this years once I have it done.

My mom did something really cute this year ( How lucky am I that my mom and I share a love for this hobby of ours) She made her Christmas card and letter all on the same sheet. She used 8.5 x 11 cardstock and just printed her letter on one side, folded the card in thirds and decorated the front side just like you would a card and then hand wrote a greeting inside. I will take a picture and post it soon.

I love how the Holidays let us catch up with those friends that we only hear from this time of year.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Teacher Gift for the Holidays

This time of year there's always chatter about what gift to give to the classroom teachers. As the "class mom" for my daughter this year, I collected money from all the kids in the class so they could give the teacher a collaborative gift. However, I wanted to give a little "extra" to the teacher without spending a lot of money. So, this year I altered the good old clipboard! I am sure many of you have done this before, but they always make for such an adorable gift. The clipboard I altered for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher still remains on the wall, hanging in her classroom... 4 years later! :)

The supplies cost next to nothing! I purchased the clipboard from Office Max for $1.50. The reason I loved this one was because it is almost the exact color of Kraft favorite! :) All the product was from my stash! I used some scraps from The Scraproom's September Kit as well as their calendar of my all time favorites I might add! :)

This project is so simple, so easy and so cost effective! Most of all...You can't go wrong be creating it because it is always a hit with the teachers!

btw...the title is part of a quote so if anyone knows who's original quote it is, I would like to give them credit! :)



Thursday, December 4, 2008

Take time

I love the holiday season! Even with all the craziness that comes with it. We all get so busy with buying gifts and I have to say that the best gifts I have given have been home made one. They also have the best memories.

Like one year Erin and I made our first scrap calendar for LindaN(our mom). Well we decided to try a bleach technique, where you get bleach bubbles and it bleaches the paper... We filled up her sink with water and a LOT of bleach and proceeded to blow bubbles with straws. Well needless to say we were over come with bleach and didn't end up using that technique.

Then another year my Dear Husband decided that I needed to do a mini album for his mom, and he was going to help. He actually fell asleep at the scrapbook table......

Yep lots and lots of fun memories. So maybe this year you can make a gift for someone you love and make a ton of memories for you too.