Monday, October 31, 2011

Design Team Highlights

It's been too long since I've share a design team project!! These two sweet Mickey pages are so cute and I love the addition of this sparkly Micky paper! Really love the use of the paper turned into a Mickey shape for this first page.

And this layout, with the photos on an angle, is adorable! The addition of the silver lettering is also a wonderful addition to this page. Stop by the store to check these out in person and check out our supply of Mickey-themed papers and stickers!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's New

We not only have many new My Favorite Things stamps and stamp sets but we also have a lovely display of Die-namics from MFT. Die-namics are a series of steel dies in a wide variety of shapes - be sure to check out this darling new product!

We love all things Little Yellow Bicycle and we're pleased to announce that we have the new Winter Twig line in stock, which includes stickers, borders, pom-poms, mini books, and more!

One of my new favorite stamp maufacturer, Paper Smooches, has just sent us a wonderful display of new stamp sets. You'll love these sweet, cubby characters and darling fonts.

Stop on in and pay us a visit this weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ribbon Organizer

I've been meaning to share the pictures of my new, super fabulous, ribbon organizer for days! Wholly Scrap! brought these organizations into the store a short time ago and within a few days of them tempting me from the floor, I caved and purchased one! And I love, love, love it!!

Prior to installing the organizer, which takes just minutes, I had most of my ribbon in a big plastic bin (anyone else know what I'm talking about??) *smile* I like that this organizer fits perfectly under my shelves and right above my work space. And I love that every size of ribbon spool fits perfectly (even little tiny spools fit!) and that I can hang extra yards of ribbon from the clips that attach to the bottom railing. There's even a yard stick measurement attached to the front! Oh, and the railing at the top holds each of the ribbon in a perfect position for easy cutting!

Love it, you gotta have it, stop by and pick up your organizer this week! Limited supply left!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Tag Class

Don't miss Donna-Marie's amazing Christmas tag class, being held Friday, October 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm! Cost for this class is $21.00 and during your time together you'll have an opportunity to use embossing folders, Just Rite stamps, Sizzix die, Copic markers, and QuicKutz dies! Contact the store to register!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Technique Tuesday

Welcome back to our second technique Tuesday week! This week Donna-Marie is sharing a darling Halloween card, featuring this stunning card layout that she found on Splitcoast. Isn't it the coolest?!

Donna-Marie used some of the brand new Just Rite stamps on her card, along with Bo Bunny polka dot paper, Tim Holtz metal number, and a whole lotta bling!

Check out the video here and enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spellbinders Club

This weekend, October 29, is our first Spellbinders Club! If you haven't signed up yet, let me give you some information on this fun new club!

The cost for six months is $54.00 (just $9.00 per month!) and our montly class will be held on the last Saturday of each month from 1:00-2:00 pm. During the class we'll create one project using our die of the month. October's die is the Heirloom Ornament, shown above. (This month we'll get to use the coordinating Just Rite stamps too!!) Club members will also receive discounts on Spellbinders and Just Rite products during each club meeting.

Now doesn't that sound fun? Contact the store and sign up today!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sidewalk Sale & Yard Sale

Today is our Sidewalk & Yard Sale!!! Join us from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for our biggeset sale so far! We're geraing up for lots of new inventory so we will be drastically discounting lots of items during the Sidewalk & Yard Sale!! Shopper - come prepared with cash and get ready for some out of this world deals!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Class Reminders

Our Technique Tag class is being held next Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 am - Noon. Cost for the class is $27.00. Contact the store to register for this class!

Photo courtesy of Tim Holtz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wholly Scrap! Instructors

Interested in classes that are geared towards teaching you new techniques, learning how to create scrapbook pages, cards, and other paper projects, or just a night out with your friends? Sign up for one of the many classes offered at Wholly Scrap! We have a wonderful group of talented instructors that are excited about demonstrating and sharing their beautiful creations! How about meeting our talented instructors...

Michelle Daigle is one of our newest instructors. She also used to own the Papertree store in Manchester, NH! She is one super talented person and a delight as an instructor (I've taken her classes!!) Here is a little bit about Michelle in her own words:

I am a simple girl who lives with my best friend and her weim Cassie. I am a proud mom of veteran, daughter to the most amazing parents, and faithful friend to my Nana. I'm happiest when I'm spending time with the people I love, creating pretty things in my studio, treasure hunting, reading and being inspired by other creative artists, spending time in the New England outdoors and curling up with a big blanket on the couch watching movies.I have been crafting most of my life whether it's scrapbooking, card making, crochet, embroidery, painting or photography. This year, I began taking collage courses with Melody Ross and Christy Tomlinson. I am eager to get back to sharing my knowledge with other fellow creative souls.

An also fairly new instructor Mary-Ann Maldonado is the queen of mini albums and card kits! Her hip designs and super personality make her a hit with class attendees. Mary-Ann lives with her adoring husband and darling son in MA. She has a blog filled with lovely ideas and inspiration; from mini albums to cards to scrapbook pages. A treat for any crafter!

We're so excited to have Lorrie Beaulieu, the previous owner of Wholly Scrap!, teaching at the store! Not only is Lorrie a wonderful scrapbooker but she's also an amazing teacher and instructor. Lorrie shared the following about her paper crafting journey, I started paper crafting about 12 years ago when my sister-in-law had me over for a home party. After that I was hooked! I loved all the pretty papers, stickers and TOOLS! I resisted buying the Cricut for a few years, then finally broke down and now I LOVE it! I find myself using the Cricut for my scrapbooking, but also for projects around the home and for my cakes too! I hope you can join me in one of my Cricut classes or in my newly formed Cricut Club at Wholly Scrap!

One can't think of the stunning artwork seen in the store and not think of Donna-Marie Cecere. Donna-Marie is an amazing designer that has been teaching and working at the store for many years. Her work will always "wow" you and we're thrilled that she has continued to share her ideas with us during her classes. Here's a little bit more about Donna-Marie. Donna-Marie has spent her entire life being "crafty"! Her first scrapbook was when she was a Girl Scout and took a trip to Washington DC. With all of this creative energy she decided to choose a career in design. She chose Fashion Design and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA. She owned and operated Donna-Marie's Bridal Designs in Boston for several years. The decision to close it and pursue teaching was a much needed change. She wanted to be a part of my daughter’s life on a more full time basis. She has been teaching art and design for 10 years (both high school and college) and could not be any happier!

And Kim Schofield, who began teaching in the store many years ago, before her second son was born. She took a break and then returned to teaching (and working part-time!) in 2010. Here is a little bit more about Kim, I am primarily a SAHM living in Fremont, NH with my husband of 13 years and our two little boys. I have always enjoyed crafting but it was about 10 years ago when I picked up my first rubber stamp and quickly fell in love with the art of stamping. I've been blessed to be on a few design teams and have had my work published in online and printed magazines. I love being a part of the Wholly Scrap! family and like nothing more than interacting with customers and teaching classes at the I'm often overheard saying, "this store is my happy place."

We'd love to have you sign up for one of our many classes! Check out our web site for class descriptions or stop by the store and pick up a newsletter. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Technique Tuesday

I'm super excited about announcing our newest blog feature; Technique Tuesday! Each week we'll be bringing you either a video and photo tutorial geared towards teaching you new techniques or providing you with crafting tips. Curious about a specific technique? Leave us a comment and we'll produce a post just for you!

Our first technique video features this stunning flower that was created by Donna-Marie. Donna-Marie used the new Sizzix embossing folder and die. Check it out!

I hope you enjoyed today's video! Stop by the store to find products used in this week's tutorial!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Wholly Scrap! Clubs

We're excited about the recent announcement of two new clubs that have been added to our class schedule; the Cricut and Spellbinders Clubs! Why not check one (or both) of them out and consider signing up for the full six months!

Cricut Club began on October 16 at 11:00 am (The next class will be held on November 13 at 11:00 am)
Cost is $45 for a six month commitment
During the meeting you'll explore new ways to use your Cricut (layering, vinyl, pens, chipboard, etc.). Some meetings will also include a project.
Members will receive a discount on Cricut supplies! Bring your Cricut to call and have fun exploring!

Spellbinders Club begins on October 29 at 1:00 pm
Cost is $54 for a six month commitmentDuring each class we'll create a project using a Spellbinders die, October's die is the Heirloom Ornament die.
Classes may also include the use of coordinating Just Rite stamp sets!
Members will receive a discount during the class!

Contact the store to sign up for either one of these clubs...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's New

More Tim dies! These darling leaves are part of the Movers & Shakers line, which are movable magnetic dies that you can use to create a card or envelope with a window anywhere you want. Love it! We have a number of the Movers & Shakers in stock!

Boys do rule, especially when their pictures are framed and decorated with such amazing paper! This sweet line from Bella, which includes a number of designer papers and die cuts, is available in the store! Check out our entire boys' line of papers!

Brand new CHA releases from Petaloo! These beauties are filled with velvet flowers, designs to custom color and decorate, and all kind of bling. Love the new products!

I love all things Jillibean Soup and this Christmas line is no exception! Staying true to their charming color and floral palette, Jillibean has released a holiday line that is stock full of darling pengiuns, trees, and candy cane stripes! We also have a number of other Jillibean Soup lines in stock as well.

Stop by this weekend...we'd love to see you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sidewalk and Yard Sale

Make Saturday, October 22nd on your calendars! This is going to be our BIGGEST sale ever! We're gearing up for lots of new inventory so we're drastically discounting many items in the store! And do you have unused papercrafting inventory that you'd like to swap for new stuff? If so, we'd love to have you join forces with us to move out the old and get into the new!

Just rent a table at our Yard Sale for $10.00 (vendors are limited to one table). You price your merchandise and leave it with us. After the sale, you'll be issued a Wholly Scrap! gift card! Contact the store to reserve a table and shoppers...come prepared with cash and get for some out-of-this-world savings!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Red Bag Sale

The Red Bag Sale is on! Until October 14, purchase a reusable red bag for $2.49, fill it with products from the store (has to fit in the bag) and receive a 25% discount off of your entire purchase! Already have a red bag? Either purchase a new one or stay tuned for future red bag promotions!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What's New

Psstt...Today is the beginning of our Red Bag Sale! Stop by the store to pick up a bag and pick up some savings!

Seriously? Isn't this the cutest little iron you've ever seen? I bought one of these just because it was so cute! It does actually serve a crafting purpose...This sweet i-rock mini folding iron is perfect for attached the i-rock bling accents. And yes, we have both in stock!

Nothing makes me happier than Imaginsce paper...well except maybe crafting with it! We have to new lines in stock; Santa's Helper, seen above, and Happy Harvest, seen below.

Both of these lines comes complete with wonderful embossed papers, stickers, canvas accents, die cuts, stacked stickers, and coordinating stamps. Get down to the store and get your stash today...or I might just have to take it all home myself!

New Gothic Boo die from Tim fun! Is there anything that Tim creates that isn't just wonderful! Love the font on t his die, the addition of the 31, and the web at the bottom of the word. Perfect for those Halloween scrapbook pages!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Sizzix

How much fun is this??!! A Bigz die that cleanly cuts thick materials, including cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper that comes packaged with a FREE Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!! The combination of the Bigz die and embossing folders allows you to turn your design into an embossed, textured masterpiece. We also have a the Bigz flower die and embossing folder in stock!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just Rite Stamps

New Just Rite stamps have hit the shelves, including darling sets for Halloween and Christmas! Come on in and check them out!!