Thursday, February 11, 2016

Presidents Day Weekend Sale

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out to redeem their Top Secret Envelope. We gave away some great prizes and saw lots of happy smiles.

Presidents Day Weekend Sale

All Sales are on in stock merchandise only. Deals can not be combined with discounts or coupons. All Sales Final.

New coloring books. The chalk style books are very cool.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Secret Envelope Redemption - Extended 1 More Day!

Hi Everyone,

We got a lot of phone calls asking if we could extend the Top Secret Envelope Redemption 1 more day since they didn't want to drive in the snow showers today.  Of Course, we said Yes!  Now, Wednesday is the last day.  

We have been receiving lots of items for planners and I have more on the way.

Photo Scraps is Open Today! New Memory Box

Hi Everyone,

Even though snow is coming down, the roads here in Eldersburg are just wet.  It's 34 degrees so nothing is sticking to the roads and they are not even slippery.  

Today is the last day to Redeem Your Top Secret Envelopes.  What will you win?

We got in a huge new order of Memory Box New Stamps and dies.  These always sell fast.  

Wacky Wednesday cards
Snow and Butterflies!  A card for the weather and a card for the season we can't wait for.  Come in all day Wednesday and Thursday to make these and lots of other Valentine cards. Just $2 each.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Vintage Photo Transfer Canvas With Jen Starr Saturday February 27th 10-12 PM

Vintage Photo Transfer Canvas With Jen Starr
Saturday February 27th  10-12 PM

**Additional canvases may be done/started (depending on how quickly you work) in class with my supplies in class for $20 each ** 

This one of a kind family keepsake would make a great personalized gift for the holidays! While creating this 8x8” canvas (in your choice of paint colors) you will learn how to effectively achieve a photo transfer with that rich vintage tintype photo look. If you have had problems with photo transfers in the past, Jen will walk you through all of her best tips and tricks for getting a perfect transfer almost every time! In addition, you will learn some fun techniques using acrylic paints. metal and a variety of mediums.  (2 hours $45) 

Please bring to class… 
• Black & white photo copies of photos with subjects that can be easily cut out. Copies should be on just cheap copy paper and MUST be from a toner based/laser copier (Inkjet copies or prints will NOT work correctly). I generally take my photos to places like Staples, UPS store, etc to get my copies done. You may want to have them increase the size of the copy so that the subject be larger to work on an 8x8” canvas. 
• If you would like to incorporate PHOTO COPIES (toner based/laser – NOT ink jet) of ephemera such as wedding invitations, baby announcements, a relatives handwriting, etc to personalize your art further (optional) 
• 1” Score tape or similar strong double sided tape to work with metal 
• Gel Medium (I recommend Ranger MultiMedium – Glossy works best, but matte will be ok as well) 
• Baby wipes and paper towels 
• 1” flat paint brush and container for painty water 
• Palette knife 
• Non-stick craft sheet 
• Heat gun if you have one 
• Optional – some of your favorite background stamps and stencils (I will have some to share also) 


Saturday February 27th  12:30-2:30 

(2 of 4 pages) 
It’s not just about the BLING, but creating a sophisticated style to your Art Journal pages with the addition of some very unique specialty paints and mediums by Viva D├ęcor. You will learn different ways to use each product while working on details and textures that will create stunning contrast and depth. You will be working with products such as Glitter Paste, Inka Gold, 3D Stamp Paint, plus more and leave with 4 beautiful pages in your Art Journal!   (2 hours $45) 

***Please bring to class: 
• 1-2 black & white TONER BASED or Laser jet photocopies    (NOT Ink jet) on regular copy paper
• variety of paint brushes including 1”flat brush 
• palette knife 
• container for painty water 
• ink blending tool or foam to apply Inka gold 
* paper towels and baby wipes 

ARTISTIC LAYERS MINI-BOOK with Jen Starr Saturday February 27th 3-6 PM

Saturday February 27th 3-6 PM
 (sneak peek – more photos coming soon) 

Using the beautiful and vibrant Dylusions line you will create this colorful and artistic chunky 6x6 mini-book which can be used as a scrapbook or mini art journal. We will focus on mixed media techniques for layering color and images, color theory and blending (without getting mud!), washes and glazes, a variety of ways to use stencils, stamps and masks, working with gesso and so much more… This class is all about technique while we create this book from scratch using watercolor paper and chipboard with a fun and sturdy binding method. You will be able to translate everything you learn in to future projects whether you are a scrapbooker or art journaler. I will also show you some bonus techniques for adding additional pages and some fun ideas for photos and images within the book.  (3 hours $45)

 Container for painty water 
 Variety of paint brushes (not foam) 
 Ink blending tool with foam or similar to pounce paint over          stencils 
 Baby wipes and paper towels 
 Black and white pens/markers 
    (I use white water based Sharpie paint pens, Signo Uniball, Black PITT pens or Sharpie) 
 Pencil with eraser 
 Some of your favorite stencils (I will also have some to share in    class) 
 ½” double sided tape 
 Adhesive – for paper to chipboard (I suggest a wet adhesive like  Gel Medium)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Time to Redeem Your Top Secret Envelopes, New Beach, Easter & More

Hi Everyone,

It's Time to Redeem your Top Secret Envelopes.  What will you win?

Even if outside is feeling like winter, it is spring and summer at Photo Scraps.  This time of year is so fun because we are constantly getting in the new products. Today was no different.   The Lisa's were busy checking in lots of new goodies.   

New Beach

New Easter
New Wedding
New Theater
New Food

New Graduation
New fairy

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Beach from Kaisercraft, New Disney, New Cruise and even some horse papers

Hi Everyone,

Thursday is the last day to earn your Top Secret Envelopes and we have so many new goodies for you to shop.  New Beach, New Disney, New Cruise and even some horse papers.

We have the perfect answer to the bleak winter days, New BEACH PAPER!  It was love at first sight when we saw this line. 

New Moxxie

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Watercolor Distress Ink backgrounds by Photo Scraps & Lisa Halstead

Watercolor Distress Ink backgrounds by 
Photo Scraps & Lisa Halstead

 Watch how Lisa Halstead takes you thru step by step on how to do this beautiful Watercolor ink background using Distress Inks.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Calendar, Last Days for your Top Secret Envelope, Wacky Wednesday Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have been busy getting the February Calendar done that way you can plan your month with us!  There is no better way to make winter go away faster than to spend time crafting.  

You have just 3 days left to earn your free Top Secret Envelope.  What will you win?  Friday is the first day you can redeem your envelopes.  

Also, if you have a coupon book, you will want to take advantage of the February Coupon.  10 Free pieces of cardstock with the purchase of 10 sheets of patterned paper!  A $6.90 Value.  

Wacky Wednesday Cards
Lisa was feeling all lovey this week and has two nice Valentine cards for you and a pretty winter card.  Available all day Wednesday and Thursday, just $2 each.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

New Northwoods Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long while since we received a Northwoods board and we fell in love with this years samples.  This is the first of 5 new boards we have on order with them.  The butterfly stamps are so pretty and are making me think of spring.  Hurry in to get some of these beautiful stamps.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Planner Meeting Saturday February 13th 11 AM

Planner Meeting 
Saturday February 13th 11 AM

Sonia is hosting a "planner love" meet-up on February 13th at 11 AM at Photo Scraps in Sykesville/Eldersburg MD. Since it is a scrapbook store, they have lots of tables where we can actually take our planner gear and hang out, work on our layouts, get to know each other, etc. I'm thinking we can do a washi swap, and maybe we can take planners to trade/sell/buy. The owner is going to put together a fun planner-themed craft we can do if we want, and she thinks she'll have some of the new planner-related CHA releases in by then--she already has some of the Carpe Diem line at the store.

-to sign up, call the store to get your name on the list for a table (it's free!!): 410-549-5187
-bring $5 for pizza, or feel free to bring your own food/drinks

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Custom Papers & Pre-Order New Color Bursts

Hi Everyone,

The roads are almost back to normal here in Eldersburg.  The main roads are all clear and so is our parking lot.  Just be careful of the giant snow piles blocking views when you turn.

We received an order of custom papers in.

Lisa Halstead designed this one for her son who goes to Salisbury.  If you would like a custom paper like this designed for your school, here are the details.  

1. You do have to buy the whole pack of 25 sheets. Perfect to share with other parents.  
2.  Since the single sheet price is $2, we will offer a full pack discount of 20% OFF pre-paid only.  
3.  Full College names will not be printed because of copyright laws.  Some mascot names may also not be printed.  The printing company will notify us of any copyright restrictions.  Notice how Lisa had the paper called Salisbury memories.  
4. You can pick your school colors.  We also had this design done in the Ocean City paper.  
5. Call the store or email Tracy to order.  410-549-5187 or

New Echo Park Easter & Spring lines

Pre-Order Ken Oliver's New Color Burst Powders, Liquid Metalics, Best Craft Mat Ever and Save 10%
New Carribean Colors

Color Burst Liquid Metals

Ken Oliver - Best Ever Craft Mat - Extra Large Table Cover 24in x 36in

This very large, versatile mat is perfect for most crafting projects! Features: Non stick, non skid, non porous, heat resistant, heavy duty, wrinkle free, offers superb surface protection, wipes clean, reusable and multi purpose. Protects your work surface from heat tools, paints, inks, polymer clay, glues, sprays and solvents. Heat resistant up to 480 degrees, do not use as a cutting surface. Mat measures 24 inches by 36 inches.   $60 regular price