Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thank You!

I would like to THANK everyone that came out to say “Hi” during our Customer Appreciation Christmas Party!

I would also like to thank
Joni Terwelp, Linda Ranatza and Wendy Pitts
for all the wonderful food they prepared for the party!
It was wonderfully delicious.

I would also like to take the opportunity to say
Thank You for your friendship!
May you and your family have a most blessed
Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Let’s take a moment to reflect and remember
what this time of year means to each of us.
I look forward to seeing you soon!


Please note that SBE will be closed from
Thursday, December 24th through Monday, December 28th.

SBE will also be closed on
Friday, January 1st and Saturday, January 2nd.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December's Technique 101 By Amy Patterson

Saturday, Dec. 19th @ 11am
or Monday, Dec. 21st @ 6pm
Fee: TBA

Wow! I can’t believe this year is over! I want to say Thank You to everyone who took this class – whether you took one class or all 12 – Thank You! I truly hope you learned something new and had fun. In this last class, you will create a Christmas Holiday layout using an overlay, paint and stencil. For pictures, you will need one 5x7 (optional), 2 4x6’s and 3 large wallet size (3x4). You will also need your stapler, again! For the second part, we will create a title page and back page for your album. The title page will not have pictures but the back page will incorporate all those great photos that just didn’t make it in to your album. You can bring these to class or add them later. Please see below for a complete list of additional supplies you will need in class.

Please remember your basic class supplies:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen

***You will also need your Tim Holtz swirl mask, glimmer mist, stapler and anywhere hole punch; Inks and applicators in the following colors: black, brown, blue, green. You may use any additional colors you have.***

simply irRESISTable resist techniques workshop by Donna Downey

Saturday, January 16th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fee: $60.00

Robert Palmer said it best, but beyond the dancing girls in the background and the 1980’s ref­erence, this class is all about RESIST techniques! You will learn and design a sampler style visual handbook as you create and experiment with 10 distinctly different resist techniques, using paints, wax, inks, glues, matte medium, crackles and UTEE. Learn how and when to use the products you already have in your scrap supplies at home to create additional layers of dimension and texture to your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and artistic style. Using your newly created sampler handbook as your guide, the class culminates with the creation of a one of a kind and unique art piece that you create applying the techniques learned in the workshop.

students will need to bring:
• 2 paint brushes (about ½ to 1”)
• glass jar or mug for water
• heat gun
• small soft cloth or small piece of t-shirt
(for a technique not to wear)
• favorite liquid adhesive
(ie. Zip dry, tacky glue, tombo, etc)
• glue stick
• White acrylic paint
• favorite pieces of emphemera, old book pages, trims, papers or embellishments
(NO MORE THAN WHAT CAN FIT IN A SANDWICH BAGGIE. Yep a sandwich baggie!, You can do it, I know you can!)
• Favorite colors of acrylic paint
• Non-Stick Craft Sheet (optional)
• baby wipes and/or paper towels – (I am messy, I use a lot!)
• Ink applicator tool
(if you have one/optional)
• Favorite ink pads/colors (optional)
• 5-10 of your favorite stamps mix of words and images (optional but recommended)
• 1 favorite foam stamp (optional)
• spray bottle/mister (optional but recommended)
• pop dots (optional)
• old magazine (to use as work surface)

This would make a GREAT Christmas Gift so send your loved one to Scrapbooks & Etc. and we will make sure this gets crossed off your must haves for this Christmas!

Donna Downey is a best selling author, instructor and all-around creative force in the crafting industry. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first fabric scrapbooking line with Prima, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of all things cool related to memory preservation art.

As a craft-media artist, Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her first love of teaching with her passion for craft and brings this to women via workshops at scrapbook stores and events, writing books, and through her popular blog and website.

Donna lives in North Carolina with her husband, and is a mother of three exceptionally blonde children, and one blonde dog.

Monday, December 14, 2009

You're Invited!

Scrapbooks & Etc.
Cordially invites you to join us for a
Customer Appreciation
Christmas Party

Sunday, December 20, 2009
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


We'll have Product Demonstrations,
Free Make & Takes and Hors d'oeuvres

Scrapbooks & Etc. Wishes You & Your Family a
Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on
Sunday, December 20th

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tim Holtz does it again!!

Tim Holtz is doing his "12 Tags of Christmas" again this year! Check it out and prepare to be amazed! And he's giving away tons of prizes!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrapbooks & Etc will be closed
Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Friday, Nov. 27th.

We will reopen for normal business hours Saturday, November 28th.

Most of you will be doing some Christmas Shopping on Black Friday but make sure you visit Scrapbooks & Etc. on Sunny Saturday!

Everything in the store will be
25% OFF

On Saturday, November 28th only!

Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Thank you for you business.

Monday, November 23, 2009

UPDATE for October Color Theory class

UPDATED: By request, click HERE to see the additional layouts I used in class as examples during our discussion on color theory. Please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment here or emailing me at

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Techniques class - embossing!

UPDATED: Since we didn't get to complete the layouts in class, here are the measurements for the strips of pattern paper used in the Autumn layout: yellow-trim at 8in so you have an 8in piece and a 4in piece; brown with spots (orange on the back side) trim at 6in, then trim 1 of the 6in pieces at 3in; the multi colored strip trim at 6in.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment here or email me at

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted! Here are the layouts for the November Techniques class where we are going to be embossing. Both dry and wet embossing.

How fun! This is going to be a great class! Hope you can join us!This is a close up of some of the wet embossing we will be doing in class. So fun!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

600 cards!!!

Check out this picture of over 600 cards created by some of Harrisburg's craftiest crafters!!

These are cards that will be sent to our heroes overseas so they can send them to their friends and family back home. You can join us twice a month to create cards or create them at home and drop them by the store anytime. If you don't make cards, we accept donations. It costs $10 to ship a box of cards to the shippers here in the U.S. Then they have to ship the cards overseas. Luckily, the solders don't have to pay postage to send the cards home!

Go to the site for more information.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Techniques 101 class - featuring Color Theory!

by Amy Patterson

Join me this month as we create a fun Halloween layout titled “Boo to You”. We will be using Stickles, ribbon and Creative Imagination papers. You will need 4-5 pictures of any fun Halloween event. We will also discuss some color theory techniques. Ever wonder how the layouts in the magazines seem to come together so well? How all the pictures seem to pop and the colors and embellishments work so well together? I have been doing some research for you and we will learn some of the tips and tricks to picking the right colors and embellishments. You will also learn how to use the Color Wheel and the difference between some of the different layout styles. Feel free to bring in those pictures you are having trouble deciding how to use or just bring in the next photos you are ready to crop and learn how to make them look their very best.

Please remember your basic class supplies:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen

***You will also need a stapler, your craft mat, black ink, an ink applicator, Stickles in Diamond, Ice (or any clear, shiny Stickles) and Black Diamond Stickles, if you have it.***

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some fun eye candy!!

Here are a few links to some fun stuff you might enjoy!

Click HERE to see Tim Holtz's latest adventure - to Japan!

Click HERE to read about Jennifer McGuire's trip to a trade show in Houston and see a book she created for her mom.

Click HERE to see this beautiful layout using alcohol inks I found on!

Click HERE to see this sweet layout also in the gallery on

Create something today!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Treats by Kay Germy

Dates: Saturday, October 10th @ 1:00 pm and Monday, October 19th @ 6:00 pm
Have fun while spending a couple hours making a few Halloween treats! In this class you will make a treat bag, card, tag card, tic tac holder and an M&M skewer treat.

This is a GREAT class to do with your child!

Please bring the following with you to class:
Paper Trimmer
Stickles and/or Markers
White Gel Pen
Corner Rounder
Bone Folder
Glue Dots
Crop-A-Dile (optional)

If you dont have some of the tools, dont let that stop you from coming. We will have some tools available to share.

I want to THANK everyone that came out last Thursday for our Operation Write Home Crop! We boxed up 238 Fall/Thanksgiving and other Cards for our Heroes. Please keep those cards coming if you cannot make it to one of our crops.

Crops for next month include 3 Day Crops from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the following days: Tuesday, October 13th, Friday, October 16th and Thursday, October 22nd.

For the month of October we will be focusing on Winter Holiday Cards which could include Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and etc.

Click Here to learn more about Operation Write Home.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Christmas Card Class by Becky Spinks

Above are the cards we will make for the October class. We will be using the new Flourished Frame embossing folder as well as the new Fleur De Lis embossing folder. The Snow Dots embossing folder will also be used on the snowflake card. I have scheduled 2 dates for these classes: Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. I look forward to seeing you!
Please bring the following to class:
scissors (regular & detail if you have them)
pop dots or foam adhesive
Cuttlebug if you have one & any of the embossing folders we are using if you have them

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September Techniques class - Alcohol Inks!

September Techniques 101 featuring Alcohol Inks
Want to add a really unique look to your layouts? This month we are going to play with Tim Holtz’s Alcohol Inks! These are beautiful alcohol-based inks made for use on non-porous surfaces such as glossy paper, metal, plastic and glass. We will spend time learning some of the different ways to use the inks and creating some of the embellishments for our layout. You will need 1 4x6 black and white photo of yourself. Please be sure to wear old clothes and/or an apron. Disposable gloves will be available for use in class.

Please remember your basic class kit:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen
Anywhere hole punch or paper piercer

***You will also need a craft mat, Tim Holtz ink applicator (can be purchased day of class; felt will be provided), very fine tip Sharpie or other permanent marker in BLACK***

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Hi Everyone,
I have just finished the CD Folder for Photos/Scrapbooking. It is really cute and fun to make. You can include Christmas Folders/Journaling for family and friends or you could place it in your scrapbook album. It makes a great gift, especially for Grandparents to carry around. It fits nicely in your purse. The class will be held September 19th at 11:00 am and on September 21st at 6:00 pm. I am really looking forward to doing this class for you.
Tools needed:
Bone Folder

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Crop was a HUGE SUCCESS!

I want to THANK everyone that came out to SUPPORT our TROOPS! Our objective was to make blank cards they can use to write home to loved ones. We mailed out 272 cards! Can I hear a Woo-HOO! This cause was so well received that we will be adding 2 days per month dedicated to making cards for our Heroes. Mark your calendars! The 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday will be dedicated to Cards for Heroes Crops. If you cannot join us, drop off your homemade cards and we will add them to our mailings. Watch your incoming box for specific cards we will be making and mailing and drop them by or better yet, join us for an all day crop. We look forward to seeing you and supporting this wonderful cause!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

September Card Class

Hi everyone! I've just finished the sample cards for the September card classes and I think you will enjoy making these. They are made with acetate and so many variations can be used with these. We will make 4 different cards, however, I'm only showing pictures of two of them here. The other two will be embossed using the Cuttlebug and an embossing folder. I have scheduled two classes: Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. I hope you can make it to one of them. It is a fun idea using acetate and I know you will have a great time.
Give Traci a call and sign up early for one of the classes. We had a full house at our last class.
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
bone folder
scoring tool

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Waterfall Card Class

Hi everyone...we had a full house at our waterfall card class! Everyone had fun learning how easy this technique really is. As you can see, they were all busy as beavers working on their cards. This was a fun class!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gatefold Card Class

Hi everyone! I've been dreaming up new ideas to bring to you, however, one of the September classes will be a revival of the Gatefold card. Those of you who have taken this particular class know how versatile this card is. There are so many ways to "dress" it up! I have scheduled the class for Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. Above are the samples of the cards we will be making.

Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
bone folder
scoring tool (Scor-Pal if you have one)
adhesive (any kind)
tweezers (if you have them)
Be sure to call Traci and get your name on the list for this class. You'll be glad you did! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Playing with Sand & Snowflakes

Hi all! Thought I would share some pictures of today's Shaker Card class. We had a full house and everyone enjoyed making the Shaker Cards. We had a few "leaks" with the sand-filled shaker card but we got it sealed off! This was a great class and everyone's cards turned out beautiful.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I want to THANK Amy Patterson and Wendy Pitts for taking care of the store and all our customers while I was on vacation last week. It is very comforting being out of town and knowing that everything was being handled!



The UPS Driver was just at Scrapbooks & Etc.and dropped off 11 New Styles of Cuttlebug Embossing Folders!

Come in and check them out before they are gone!

August Technique class - Stickles!!

Who remembers playing with glitter as a child? Remember how you would end up with glitter everywhere? You won’t have that problem with Stickles!! It’s a wonderful glitter glue that keeps the glitter where you want it! This month we are going to explore the uses of Stickles. It comes in too many colors to count and even in colors to match your Distress Inks! We will talk about the different kinds and I will even have some samples of several so you can see the difference. The first layout is titled “Off We Go” so bring 4-6 photos of a fun vacation. (You will get to choose between a plane, car, or truck chipboard shape). The second layout is titled “Cute”. It was originally meant to be a pet layout but can be just about anything you want it to be. Bring 4 4x6 photos of friends, family, pets, or just about any photos you have that makes you think “cute!!” One bottle of Stickles will be included in your class kit.

Please remember your basic class supplies:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen

***You will also need your black and brown inks and sponges or Tim Holtz ink applicator, craft mat, pop dots (also known as 3D Dots). Paint will be available for use and a bottle of Stickles will be included in your kit.***
Here are a few close-ups of my favorite pieces:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cards for Heroes Crop

Cards for Heroes Crop
Thursday, August 20th
10am to 4pm
Call to sign up!

Have you heard of Their mission: To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Join us in making blank greeting cards that can be used by our service men and women to send notes home to their loved ones. Check out the website and see where all the cards are sent.

Making cards is a great way to use up all those scraps. Not sure how to make cards? Just bring in some of your scraps, adhesive, trimmer and scissors and we will have some easy cards you can copy.

This is the very least we can do for those who risk their lives for us!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our Happy Place!!

Some of us met up at the store this past Thursday for a day crop and had so much fun that we left all our stuff there over night and came back on Friday! See what you're missing?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Making Christmas Cards in July

Hello everyone! Thought I would post some photos from the Christmas in July card class. Everyone had a great time making Christmas cards, even if it is only July! These gals are pros at cardmaking. Most of them are regulars in my classes; we have a great time!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Waterfall Card Class

Hi everyone...I hope you are all ready for a new technique! I have been back to the beach to The Scrapbook Addict in Shallotte and my friend, Sande, who owns the shop has taught me how to make the waterfall card. They are really neat and so easy. I have scheduled the class for Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. I hope you can join will love this technique. Stop by Traci's and check out the samples. You will be amazed how this works!
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
Bone folder
Eyelet setter or Crop-a-Dile (if you have one)

New Class Scheduled

Hi everyone! For one of our classes in August, I thought we would bring back a favorite....the shaker card! This was a big hit when I taught it quite some time ago. We will play with sand and snowflakes....who could ask for more, right! So please plan to join us on August 13 at 11:00 a.m. You'll be glad you did!
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
1/8" 3D Dots Foam Adhesive Strips
bone folder