Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scrap Shotz 6th Annual Boxing Week Blow Out Sale!!!

Welcome to our 6th annual Boxing Week Blow-out Sale!!!  

Can you believe Sandy is offering 35% off nearly storewide?? (Me neither so believe me, I'll be shopping up a storm!)
How does the Boxing Week Blow Out Sale work? 

You MUST enter the correct coupon code when you check out.  There is a coupon area at the bottom of the check out  page.  If you have any trouble using the code, make sure you are logged in first.

The code is  box35 and it becomes effective at noon MST on Thursday Dec 29th, and runs through Midnight MST on Dec 31st!

Why don't we offer a 50% off sale?  Because our everyday prices are so low, getting 35% off here is like getting 50% off just about anywhere else! 

Please shop early for the best selection, as popular items tend to sell quickly!! 

The fine print!
The coupon code is going to take 35% nearly every single item in your cart!!    There are few exclusions, these are noted in the item description, and include things like kits, as well as kit add ons, and the odd other item. 97% of all items are included!!
Orders will be shipped in the order that they come in, with most orders shipping after Jan 1.    If you are a kit customer, your order will ship with your January kit.

If you are paying via Paypal, please wait to be invoiced.  I will invoice you once your order is picked, packaged and weighed. 

If you have your order shipped, please make sure you select expedited shipping and not local pick up.  I will adjust the shipping if necessary ( usually it's downward!) once I have the order packed and weighed. 
Please check your email regularly after the sale in case I need to contact you about anything. 

Actual shipping will apply to all orders, and no other coupons will be applied.

So what IS in the store anyway?

Check  our NOW ON SALE  category.   The sale will give you 35% off all these items as well!!

Check all of our New Products By Date for the latest additions to the store.

We are stocked up in most items including Smash ProductsTim Holtz Limited Edition InksDistrict Market Items ( including the Tim Holtz Totes), and of course we are nearly fully stocked up in Copics!  (Over and above this, I have a large order arriving in the new year, and have ' cyber' added these items  to the inventory, and where possible have shown this in the item description).  And don't forget your 2012 Scrapbook and Cards Today Calendar!

Inventory Note:
Although we do our best to make sure it's accurate, errors do occur ( fat fingers and late nights!)  If any major items on your list are out of stock I will let you know before shipping, so please check your emails regularly.

Enjoy! Let me know what you have decided to order, ok??? :-)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Merry Christmas and Boxing Day!

Good morning Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends and that you were blessed with joy and health.

If you a loved one wasn't sure what to get you for Christmas or you have a some extra funds burning a hole in your pocket book, consider my last 2 favorite scrappy gifts!!!

2. Tim Holtz Cargo Case

OK I have what feels like a bajillion containers at home but this Tim Holtz Cargo Case is absolutely divine. I envision copics, inks, stamps and oh so much more!

1. Vagabond

This Tim Holtz tool has proven to be a keeper - it appears to be a powerhouse amongst many die cut machines and it is adorable to boot!

So was Santa good to you?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top 10 Scrappy Gifts: Part 2

I had such hard time picking the first 3 scrappy gifts - LOL! Here are my next set of awesome scrappy gifts for Christmas :-)

7. WRMK Sew Easy Ribbon Tool

Last year, everyone coveted the Sew Easy tool. Can you believe in one year, WRMK has come out with yet another rockin' product?

6.  Sizzix 3D Flower Die

It is no secret that I am in serious love with this die. These flowers are all the rage! I have made fabric flowers of many different materials, be it jeans, light weight suede and even lightweight leather. These 3D flowers take an already great project out of this world spectacular!

5.  Prima Chalk Fluid Edger

In my humble opinion, these Prima chalk fluid edgers are da bombe! They are juicy, go on evenly, are available in beautiful colours, and are so so SO easy to apply.

So what do you think of my latest choices????

Friday, December 16, 2011

Top 10 Scrappy Gifts: Part 1

Christmas is officially less than 10 days away. Are you (or a loved one ;-) ) wondering what to get the scrappy person in their lives? Well, perhaps I can help :-)

10:  Best Creations Glitter Cardstock

Can a girl ever have too much paper? This glitter cardstock from Best Creations is one of my all time favorites. It cuts like a dream on my trimmer and the glitter does not leave a trail throughout my house. It comes in an array of dreamy colours. An assortment of these under the tree would be well received!

9:  PageMaps Calendar from Scrapbook and Cards Today

This calendar has alot of bang for its buck! It's beautiful and practical - love it!

8:  Prima Mistables

I am in serious love with the Prima Mistables line and their corresponding accents on canvas! With all the mists I have this is the perfect custom made accent for all my projects.

Watch next week for the rest of my Top 10 Scrappy Gifts this year and other inspiration pieces!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fabulous Fundamental: Gift Wrapping Ideas

Today I am starting a series on interesting gift wrapping ideas using your scrappy supplies!

First up is a series of tags made with the dregs of a Scrap Shotz kit!

Supplies:  Tag base (Staples); Fancy Pants (pattern paper); Scenic Route (chipboard stars); Pink Paislee (pixie stix glitter); Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Pearl); American Crafts (rub ons); garland (source unknown); ribbon (May Arts)

Now what about using the tag for a gift bag? That bag is from My Minds Eye and a former add-on to a Scrap Shotz monthly kit.  Same supplies as above.

My gift bag is filled with homemade nuts and bolts - yum! I happen to have 3 more sheets so I'll be filling them with Nuts and Bolts and gingersnaps for my neighbours this year. 

I hope you have been inspired and will check back for more ideas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fabulous Find: Sizzix Pillow Box

December is here and you know what that means, right? Yup Christmas is just around the corner and it is a time for scrappers to showcase their talents!

Today, I have an adorable pillow box to share. If you are like me, I am always on the hunt for interesting but gorgeous ways to package gifts.

Well look no further - consider this pillow box! It's die is from Sixxiz and cuts like butter! It literally takes minutes to assemble and how you adorn it is completely up to you! On this example, I cut cream Bazzill cardstock, spritzed it with Goosebumps and let it dry. Then I used that luscious glitter cardstock Sandy carries for the cumberbund and added some Sixxiz 3D flowers (also a die). Those snowflakes are diecut from a Cuttlebug die too! All this took me less than 10 minutes!

The possibilities are endless - I made 25 for an advent countdown but it is perfect for jewellery or sweet gifts!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fabulous Fundamental: Mixing Manufacturers

If you are like me, you have little bits and pieces of paper, photos, chipboard, alphas and so on winking at you from your desk. Of course all these pieces are from different manufacturers!

Well, I decided to do something about those bits (mostly so I would not have to re-file them! :-) ) Usually I find it quicker and easier to create with a specific manufacturer line but today I threw caution to the wind!

Here is my very quick layout using Pink Paislee, Imaginesce and American Crafts!

Supplies:  Pink Paislee (pattern paper, die cuts); Imaginesce (chipboard); American Crafts (rub ons, alphas, pen), ribbon (source unknown), googly eyes (source unknown)

So I encourage you to mix and match between manufacturers - you may be surprised by the results (like I was!)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scrap Shotz Showcase Reveal - SEI Silver Valley

We have started a new feature - Scrap Shotz Showcase! A new product is showcased by a member of the team each month - this month we have the lovely Lorraine showcasing SEI Silver Valley.

On first impressions, I was stunned at the sheer beauty of the kit. Look at the colours, the gorgeous papers and those complementary accents - yum-O!

Versatility gets an A+ from me! Look how Lorraine used the SEI Silver Valley line to create a school themed layout. 

Now feast your eyes on these jaw dropping cards...

Gorgeous work Lorraine! Thank you for sharing!

To get your SEI Silver Valley product, check the store and/or contact Sandy! (I know what I am doing today! hee hee!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

November Blog Giveaway Winner!!!!!

Alrighty! Let's start this week off with a bang! Our blog giveaway winner is JustT! Please contact Sandy to claim your prize! Woooohooooo!

Just 'T' said...

This is stunning!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fabulous Find: Prima Printery Canvas Resist

Gosh, there are so many new scrappy items in the store right now; it was SO hard to choose my Fabulous Find! But I finally decided upon the Prima Printery Canvas Resist! They are absolutely genius, in my opinion.

When you first open the package, you are overcome with adorable and versatile shapes. Then you notice they are a creamy white. And that is the beauty of these delightful accents! Because they are creamy white and made of canvas, a porous and absorbent material, you can colour them to any colour you desire. You can use the full Tattered Angels line or Clearsnap mists or any type of inks (alcohol or dye) or even gesso and paint…as you can see the options are endless! The drying time depends on the medium you used to colour the accent.

Here is how I used the Prima Printery Canvas Resist accents...

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Authentique (pattern papers, brads); EK Success border punch; Heidi Swapp (black gem oval); Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Clearsnap Smooch Spritz; Goosebumps; American Crafts (alphas); stitching

To blend the canvas accent with the Authentique papers (September Scrap Shotz kit), I used Tattered Angels (denim, Irridescent gold, sand) and the Clear Snap Smooch (Navy Twinkle) Spritz to initially colour the floral bouquet. After it dried, I liberally sprayed it with Tattered Angels pearl mist and a touch of Goosebumps. Then I added some Kaiser pearls for dimension.

If you are looking for a unique customizable accent, give these canvas resist accents a try!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Card Crop!!!

Here at Scrap Shotz, we love to have fun! Join us for an impromptu mini Christmas Card Crop! Check out the challenges in the Cards forum.

Let's get you swaddled in Christmas Spirit? We have some fun seasonal challenges in store for you tonight! Over the course of the evening, several card challenges will be posted for your enjoyment. Play along with us and you might just be in the running for a prize! You will have until Sunday evening at 6pm in your time zone to complete any challenges for prize contention. Pull up a chair, turn on your Christmas music or a great movie and scrap like crazy! :santa:

Let's get scrapping!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fabulous Find: Kaisercraft Frame

Christmas is coming and this is prime gift making season! May I recommend the Kaisercraft picture frame?? Look at Rosie's gorgeous frame - it is perfect for the person that has everything! (I know I'll be whipping up another...or two...)

And a couple close-ups for you too!

Absolutely beautiful Rosie - thank you letting me showcase your work!

November Blog Contest

So don't you think it is time for another giveaway? Well, I do!

Here are the details!!! For tomorrow's post, leave a comment. Yup! That is it! I'll take comments until Monday November 14, 2011 noon MST and then draw for a winner.

Oh did I mention Sandy is giving away Tim Holtz notepad...yes, sweet!

So what are you waiting for?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Simply Smashing - Part 2

Welcome to my second post on the uber popular Smash Books! What I so love about Smash Books is you can tailor it to your own personal needs and anything goes!

Let me show you a peak of Lorraine' stunning book! Let me start with the first page - I love love love that Lorraine created a "dedication." Fabulous idea...which I have to lift!

Adorable pictures complemented by various stickers and hand written notes - fab!

A personal favorite of mine are the notepads made specifically for the Smash books. There are oodles of different themed notebooks and Scrap Shotz has several of them!

The washi tape is the perfect complement to attach the pieces of memorabilia to the pages.

Lorraine - your smash book is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

How is YOUR Smash book coming along? I'd love to know!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Scrap Shotz November Reveal

Wow, the Design team have outdone themselves again with the reveal of the Scrap Shotz November kit! Take a looksie at their work!

From Gail, I love how she used the pattern paper to create this fantastic layout! Don't you love all the special details?

From Rosie, she created plethora of gift tags! Stunning! Each is unique and eye catching!

From Jen, we have a jaw dropping decor item! Wowsers, this is gorgeous!

From Lorraine is the simple, elegant and eye catching layout! I love the punch of red...oh and that baby is so so precious too!

From Wendy, we have a wonderful layout about her Mom! Don't you love her title work? I know I do and am going to try this soon!

From Connie, we have an adorable family "tree" - I just love all the pictures and the special touches such as the "ribbon" on the presents!

Ladies - you have done an outstanding job on the kit!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crop Challenge: Morning Glory

Good morning - feeling a bit groggy from all the cocktails? :-) LOL

My challenge is to complete this fun, fast and frivolous make n take - something to dress up your decor for your cocktail party.

My cocktail is called the Morning Glory, perfect for the morning after! Here is the recipe!

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz dark creme de cacao
2 oz light cream
1/4 tspgrated nutmeg

Combine the vodka, creme de cacao and cream in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg, and serve.

Start with 6 paper bags, the gusseted ones.

Fold the bottom of a bag in on itself. Cut above the lower fold, removing the bag's bottom. Trim the top into a petal shape.

Punch a hole about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Repeat process with five more bags. Apply double-sided tape to the front edges of a bag. Place another bag on top, and repeat to stack all of the bags. Draw a length of string through the hole in the stack; knot it loosely. (Loosely is very important!)

Pull the top and bottom bags around to form a flower shape and join the end petals with double-sided tape.

Suspend your completed paper bag flowers by string.

Voila! Cute, isn't it?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crop Challenge: Fudgicle Frozen Cocktail

New to this online crop is blog challenges for the crop! Enjoy!!!

Have you ever had a Fudgesicle Frozen Cocktail? It's like a Fudgesicle for grownups! 

Here is the recipe:

Start with your blender and 1/2 cup of ice. Add 1 1/2 oz of Vodka or Chocolate Vodka, 1/2 oz of Dark Creme de Cacao, 1 tablespoon of Chocolate Syrup and a scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream. Blend everything until it's nice and smooth. You can add a bit of Milk or a bit more ice cream to adjust the thickness of your drink. Garnish with a popsicle stick and serve.

My Fudgesicle challenge is to create a project that has been inspired by the Fudgesicle Frozen Cocktail. So you could create a Christmas card or a winter themed layout or even a project that primarily has chocolate tones!

Here is my layout - 

Supplies:  Scrap Shotz monthly kit featuring Echo Park

Supplies:  KI Memories lace, Close to my Heart cardstock; SEI pattern papers, Prima gem swirl; Cuttlebug die; Tattered Angels glimmer mist (All supplies available from Scrap Shotz.)

Please post your projects in the comments section so that I may include your name into the prize drawing.

(Psst! I'll be posting another fun challenge sometime tomorrow!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scrap Shotz Online Crop - Charity Chaser

MADD Canada was formed in 1990 to create a national network of victims and concerned citizens working to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.  The organization's national presence and its local contributions are a direct result of the many people who have stepped forward in fighting impaired driving -- to make their communities' roads safer and to lend a hand to victims and their families.

Millions of red ribbons are distributed each year as part of MADD Canada’s longest running public awareness program, Project Red Ribbon.  Their slogan of "Tie one on for safety" is widely recognized nationally.

Scrap Shotz has decided to support the efforts of MADD for this crop.  In order to make a difference, all you have to do is this challenge:

TIE ONE ON! It's as easy as that, create a project which includes a tied piece of ribbon, string or twine on it somewhere.  For each person that participates, Scrap Shotz will donate $5 to MADD Canada.  There's no chasing, tagging, dibs'ing or lifting this time, just create a project as specified above and post it here.  Simple, right? Oh and be sure to grab your blinkie at the bottom once you've participated!

Here is my sample to kick us off:

Ready? Set? GO!!

There will be more blog challenges this weekend - hope you make time to drop by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crop Day Tomorrow!

Can you believe the day is almost here??? Me either! In addition to the challenges in the forum, I will be hosting 2 blog crop challenges so check back here over the weekend. There will be a blog prize as well to challenge participants!

Tell your friends and enjoy the weekend cropping with Scrap Shotz!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Psst! Crop Sneak Peeks #1

Just 2 more sleeps and its crop time! Gosh I am SO excited; aren't you? Well, I happen to have a few sneaks for you? Can you guess what the challenge will be ?

I am absolutely terrible at keeping secrets so these next 2 days had better whiz by! :-)