Monday, April 30, 2012

New Distress Inks - Pre-Order

Tim Holtz, together with Ranger, have just introduced the arrival of the New Seasonal Distress Ink Pads in three Spring-themed colors; Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, and Peacock Feathers.  We're taking special orders for the ink pads starting April 27!! 

The cost for the three ink pads is $17.99 and orders must be placed by Monday, April 30.  Please call to place your order with a store associate, email us, or leave a message.  Payment is due at the time of the order!

Check out Tim's blog for a video on each of the colors!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What's New

We're excited to announce that we have the Art Bin Magnetic Die Cases in stock!  These small plastic cases come with three magnetic sheets (refill sheets are also available) that hold a variety of dies from Spellbinders to Lifestyle Crafts.  The magnets are super strong and do an amazing job of holding the dies in place.  Stop by this weekend and check out this great new product!

Monday, April 23, 2012

National Scrapbook Day

Joing us on May 5th and celebrate National Scrapbook Day!! There will be great discounts and some exclusive sales on the sotre floor! In addition to the sale, we will also be hosting an all day crop in our spacious classroom. The crop will be held from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm and will feature lunch, a fabulous dinner, snacks, drinks, and a swag bag full of goodies! All this for only $35! Space is limited so sign up today! As an added bonsues, you can add Friday Scrappy Hour for only $5.00 more! Contact the store for more details and to sign up!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cricut Classes

Have a Cricut? Want to learn more about this dynamic product and how to get the most our of it? Then sign up for one of our Cricut Classes!

Cricut Club
April 22
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $7.50

Each month our instructor Lorrie will cover different techniques using your Cricut and then you'll create a project. You must bring your Cricut and a basic tool kit to class.

Cricut 101
April 26
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $18.00

Do you have a Cricut and aren't sure how to use all of the function keys and other features? Then join this class as you explore how to get the most out of your Circut. This class will focus on the 12x12 Expression model. You'll need to bring your Cricut, one cartridge, cutting mat, and scrap 12x12 cardstock/paper to class. Don't forget your power cord!

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Instructor Highlight - Julie Masse

I'm so excited to have Julie Masse teaching here at Wholly Scrap! Not only is Julie a very talented card designer but I'm also fortunate enough to call her a friend! Julie's first class will be held on May 11 and will focus on using the swankiest stamps and exclusive dies from The Cat's Pajamas. During the class you'll create four unique cards focusing on some of the hottest trends, using dies! Hop on over to Julie's blog to see more of her beautiful artwork and then contact the store to sign up for her class!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Layout Highlight

It's time to share another page layout and I'm in love with this creation from Nicole Wise! Nicole is a talented designer and I confess that I love giving her more complicated pages to work with. Shhh...don't tell her! :-) You know those pages you see and love at a store but can't imagine how you'd use in to create a page? This is one of those papers. I adore this shell design, which is full of texture and glitter but with the wide border at the bottom I couldn't figure out the best way to use the paper to create a page. Nicole did an amazing job of showcasing just one photo, of her sweet puppy, sitting on the beach. She used glitter letters for the word "baby," which was a perfect way to mimic the glitter at the bottom of the page. And she kept things simple...just a short journaling paragraph and a big 'ol bow. What a great page and you can stop in and see this beauty in person at the store! While you're here...take a few photos for inspiration and grab some paper for your own page!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lynette Carroll's Summer Picnic Wall Art Class


Light and Breezy - the perfect way to describe Sunday Picnic, the new collection from Webster's Pages. This brand new collection features beautiful hues of pinks, aqua, lemon, beige, mint green and apricot - perfect colors to complement your Spring and Summer Home Decor. We will be creating a beautiful piece of wall art with this collection and lots of other embellishments. The finished piece will be perfect to display in your home with your own photos attached in a 12 x 12 frame. Not only will you complete this project in class but we will discuss many techniques used when creating wall art pieces.

Basic Scrapbook Supplies
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink (Optional)
Foam Mounting tape on a roll
All other class supplies will be provided in your kit.

Class Date: May 12
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $60.00 (without the frame), $80.00 (with a white 12x12 Prima frame)

Please contact the store asap to register for Lynette's class, classes fill quickly!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Technique Tuesday

I'm going to chat about a quick and easy technique today...dying ribbon! There are a number of ways to take white or cream ribbon and change the color to match your cardstock, as I did on today's card. I'm going to share a number of links for the different options available.

Using Distress Inks - This is one of my favorite methods to dye ribbon (and the technique I used for the card), shown by Tim Holtz. You'll need to scroll through this post until you get to the portion where he showcases how to dye ribbon with Distress Inks.

Using Copic Markers - This is an exciting post by Nichole Heady, showing how to use Copic Markers to make striped ribbon!

You can also use the chisel tip of a Copic Marker to create a solid color on ribbon. Alcohol inks also work to dye ribbon but are super messy...wear gloves when using alcohol inks!

Now what is the best ribbon to use for dying? My favorite choice is seam binding. This isn't your mother's seam binding, which is very thick, stiff, and only a good option for clothing! This ribbon is very lightweight and soft. You can invest in purchasing this type of ribbon in a variety of colors or you can stop in at the store and purchase the white ribbon by the yard. Then take it home and use your stash of markers and inks to experiment with color options! Another great option is grosgrain ribbon, which is a great choice when using Copics. Whatever option you choose, you're sure to have fun with the creating your own unique ribbon colors!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wholly Scrap! Joins Local Favor

We're pleased to announce that we've become a Local Favor merchant! Local Favor is a network of locally owned, NH-based merchants, who have come together to form a state-wide buy local rewards network. Each participating retailer has agreed to honor the Local Favor Community Value Card by offering valuable incentives, rewards or discounts to shoppers who present their Local Favor Card at the time of purchase. Get your Local Favor Card today for just $10 and you will receive hundreds in buy local rewards!10% of all card sale proceeds are donated to NH-based charitable organizations.

Wholly Scrap! is offering a free Quickie Glue Pen with a $25 purchase! Please see Local Favor for other rules and regulations regarding the card and enjoy!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Echo Park Mini Collections

All you Echo Park fans should be jumping for joy because Echo Park has come out with new mini collections that include three, double-sided paper and coordinating stickers. These new collections are just so fun and perfect for just about every occasion.

We have the following themes in the stosre:

And...if you purchase the three papers from the collection, you receive the sticker sheet for 50% off retail!! These collections are flying off the shelves so head out this week and grab a little Echo Park!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tattered Angels Workshops

Have you signed up for one of the Tattered Angels workshops yet? If not, stop by or give us a call and get on the list! We're so excited to have Cheryl Boglioli, a certificated Tattered Angels educator, teaching three classes at the weekend! Get a load of these beautiful projects! Class descriptions below each photo!

Fri. April 20— Laurel Sampler - Time: 6-8 – Fee: $35
In this class, you will use a pre-printed canvas by BasicGrey to create a gorgeous canvas reminiscent of penny quilts. Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, canvas, paper, buttons & twine, this is a fun, easy class that will provide you the chance to make something different and out of the ordinary. The Laurel Sampler will brighten any room in your home.
Sat. April 21— Tattered, Torn & Frayed - Time: 10-12 – Fee: $40
In this class, you will explore the various Tattered Angels paint products and learn how they work together to achieve different backgrounds and effects. Cheryl will introduce several mediums so that you can see how Tattered Angels will work with products you may already own. This is a fun inky class that will be tattered, torn, and just a little frayed. Come prepared to have fun while misting and distressing away as you create a book that you can use as a reference later and build upon with new ideas.
Sat. April 21— Tried & True - Time: 1-4 – Fee: $45
Do you have a special someone; a friend, partner, son or daughter? In this class, you will create an album to use for pictures and events with that special someone in your life. This can be personalized for boy and/or girl. You will use a Basically Bare mixed media album and products by Authentique and Tattered Angels. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard, Glam, Glaze and Ranger Distress inks will be used to create this album. I’ll even show you fun ways to upcycle those jeans you were going to throw away.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Technique Tuesday

Last month, during our monthly Spellbinders Club class we made this darling paper box. The name of the March die is Anemone Flower and we used it to create the flower. This is an amazing die that you can use to make these beautiful layered paper flowers. Very fun!

I used Core-di-nations paper to create the flower. This paper had a colored core, which is revealed once you sand the paper. It's a great paper to use when embossing. The box was created with fun paper from Reminisce. Love the New York words!!

For directions on how to create this super easy box, follow this link to Nichole Heady's blog. Nichole posted a tutorial on creating these boxes years ago and I've been using this same technique every time I make a box! It's so easy!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

We will be closed today in celebration of the holiday and will re-open by Tuesday, April 9th.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What's New

It's all about paper this week! Our shelves are stock full of brand new paper lines! Stop by this weekend and check out all of the new goodies!

First up is two new lines from Imaginisce...Making waves (seen above), which features darling summer-themed paper, filled with bright pinks, blues, and oranges. We also have coordinating die cuts and canvas stickers in stock.

Another new line from Imaginisce...Hippity Hop! Yes, this line has a few Easter-themed papers, perfect for capturing those Easter photos, but there are also a few sweet Spring inspired papers as well. Adorable new designs!

Life is good shoes! I confess that not only do I have a thing for new designer paper but I also have quite the collection of shoes! How about this sweet paper from Karen Foster, covered with all kinds of sassy shoes! Wouldn't this make a great girlfriend layout?

Bo Bunny never disappoints and their Country Garden line is no exception. This line features pale colors and beautiful vintage prints. Butterflies, text, and favorite combo!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!