Sunday, December 21, 2008

We have 2 fun Demo Days planned for December! Thursday December 18th from 11-2 PM Hero Arts 2009 Catalog Debut! We have stocked just about the entire Hero Arts 2009 catalog so that you can see and purchase all the stamps before their actual release date in 2009. We also will have the catalogs available for purchase. There will be 4 demos using the new Hero Arts stamps and some will also be using the Copic markers, like in this layout. If you do all 4 demos, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your total purchase for the day.

Demo Day Saturday December 20th 11-4 PM Join us for 5 great seasonal demos using the new Unity Stamps, Copics, and Making Memories Fa La La papers. Do all five Demos and receive a coupon for 10% off all your purchases for the day.

Classes Galore

Thursday December 18th 6-8 PM

Bitty Christmas Tags
Join Lisa and make 10 clear acetate tags. You will be using a 29 piece Unity Bitty Christmas stamp set, coloring with copic markers and using the new Spellbinders Label die set. Fee $23

Sunday December 21st
HOME Acrylic desktop Album Class with Lisa Hetrick
Join Lisa for the first class she will be teaching using her own stamp designs. She used 3 of her original designs (and one Unity stamp) to decorate this amazing desktop album. You will be stamping, cutting and coloring your way to a great keepsake. Class fee includes your choice of the tree stamp or the HOME stamp to take home.Fee $29

Satuday December 27th 1-3 PM
Join Tracy for the Bo Bunny address book class. This 6x6 binder address book will be a great addition to your desk. Fee $27

Sunday December 28th 2-4 PM
Join Gina for 8 great layouts with Scenic Route's Surprise Line. Fee $26

Monday December 29th 1-3 PM
SEI Back to School 20 page 8 x 8 album.
Perfect class for teens & tweens. Fee $21

Tuesday December 30th 6-8 PM Bo Bunny Winter Fun album Join Tracy for this much requested winter album using Bo Bunny Winter papers and Basic Greys Chocolate tabbed album.Fee $27

New Year's Day All Day Crop 10-8 PM
Spend the first day of the New Year with us for an in store all day crop. We will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and of course, prizes. Fee $35

Remember we have crops every Friday and Saturday night from 6-12am. When we are not having crops or classes the tables are always available to come in and use to crop on your own.

Coming in January 2009Basic Grey's Page of the Month classes

Join the Revolution!The sleek Revolution tool creates cutting edge QuicKutz designs in a snap! Larger 4-inch dies snap into place on a magnetic platform and spin through the Revolution to create BIG die cut letters, shapes and ShortKutz phrases! Revolution dies are durable, lightweight and thinner than a credit card. The Revolution tool is also durable and compact with a footprint of only 5x7 inches! The Revolution Tool is compatible with all other QuicKutz dies including Cookie Cutters. We are now taking special orders on all QuicKutz dies. Please ask to see the catalog at the front counters. Special Purchase. We are offering the Revolution (in stock only) for just $39.99 and the Cuttlebug Machine for just $59.99 (in stock only)

New Layout of the Week.

We have this layout available behind the front counter.

Here is a preview of the new Hero Arts Stamps.

New Valentines lines from My Mind's Eye.

These gift tins from K*I Memories will make a great Christmas present.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I can't beleive it's December!

Hi Everyone,

My how time flies. November was a blur. Maybe it was the pain medicine, but it sure went fast. I also can't believe that I have had the store for almost a year now. This has been a wonderful year and so much fun. It has been great getting to know my wonderful staff and all my special customers. Everyone's creativity just amazes me. I've learned a lot of new tricks and love teaching people the joy of digital scrapping. Thank you to everyone who made my first year at Photo Scraps such a fun and rewarding Year!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sorry it has taken me so long to update the blog with the photos.

Hi Everyone,

Things are busy as usual around here and I am very happy about that. We had our first middle of the week Demo Day and had an amazing turn out. Of course, we were showing off the Cuttlebug and had great projects. We will be having more events during the week in the future.

PERSONAL NOTES - just skip if you are not interested

I actually took a day off for my birthday. Luckily, the kids were off too. Of course, I made Shon take the day off. We went down to Baltimore which we hardly ever do. First stop was the Broadway Dinner. Kirstin and I had seen the dinner featured on DInners Drivins and Dives on the Food Network. That was fun (long drive, but the food was good).

Then, we took the Duck Tour of Blatimore. I had always seen these tours in DC and Boston. I didn't even know they had them in Baltimore until Shon brought home a brouchure. The tour guide was a cheesy comic at heart with some good Baltimore history thrown in. We had a perfect day for the combo land bay tour. I would definately recommend the tour to others.

After the tour, we decided on the Aquarium for our next stop. If you have never been to a 4-D theater, this is a good one to try. There are 3-D glasses and things "happen" during the movie. We always see something different and learn a few things at the Aquarium.
One last thing I want to mention on a personal note. I feel the need to brag on my child. Kirstin was awarded the Good Sports Player of the Year award in Howard County this week. She has been playing flag football in Howard County for 3 years. (Carroll does not have a coed flag league that I'm aware of.) There was a huge awards banquet on Monday evening. The point of this award was not that she is the best player but that she has a great attitude about the game and treats others kindly. We are so proud of her.

On to store News!
The November Calendar is here. Click here to go to a link for printing out the calendar.

Current Layout of the Week - We have these layouts available behind the front counter.

We still have a few left of last week's layout.

Here is this week's Creative Cafe layout.

We still have a few left of Last week's Creative Cafe layout .

Classes Galore

Friday October 24th 12-2 PM & New Date Sunday October 26th 1-3 PM

Intro to PhotoShop Elements - First digital page.
Tracy will guide you thru all the steps you need to know in order to create your first digital page from scratch. Please bring your photos in digital form. You will leave with your finished page. Fee $20

Saturday October 25th 1-3 PM

All Mixed Up Album
Tracy will be using Fancy Pants Daily Grind papers, an overlay, paint, ink and lots of ribbons to decorate this fun mixed up album. you will learn how to incorperate overlays as pages in your mini books and how to use paint and ink to give your projects that finished look. Fee $27


Monday October 27th & Monday November 17th 6-8 PM

Intro to Scrapbooking- Fee $12

Join Gina A for a fun informative how to scrapbook class. Gina will guide you thru color selection and help you create your first page.

Tuesday October 28th 6-8 PM
Basic Grey Recess Vacation Album -
You will make a fun 6x12 vacation chipboard album . Fee $28

Wednesday October 29th 6-8 PMClear Acetate Coaster Wall Hanging-This adorable wall haning makes a perfect present. You will learn techniques for decorating clear acetate. Please bring some photos for this project.Fee $24

Thursday October 30th 6-8 PM
Beau Jardin layouts
Join us for these dreammy layouts using Bo Bunny Beau Jardin Paper Line. Fee $24

Saturday November 1st 1-3 PM
Dreamy 2 Layout class
Join Tracy for these great layotus using My Mind's Eye Dreamy 2 Line. Fee $19

Sunday November 2nd 2-4PM
Glittery Spiderweb Mini Album
Join Gina for this spooky Halloween mini book using SEI's new Halloween Line and a bit of extra sparkle. Fee $26

Monday November 3rd 6-8 PM
Gingerbread House Album Gina mixed a bit of gorgeous paper, some bling and lots of stickles to make this yummy album worthy of displaying proudly. We are including 1 bottle of Stickles in the class fee because of the extra drying time needed. Fee $27

Tuesday November 4th 6-8PM & Tuesday November 18th 6-8 PM

Join Tracy and learn some basic PhotoShop photo editing techniques. We will be covering; turning your photos to black and white or sepia; red eye reduction; cutting your focal point out of the frame; and coloring over background distractions. Fee $20

Wednesday November 5th

Mini Christmas flip book in a decorated gift tin -

Join Lisa Hetrick for this great mini album prefect for gift giving. Fee $20 6-8 PM

Thursday November 6th 6- 8 PM

Join Chrissy for this adorable Snowman Chipboard album. Please bring your Paper Trimmer, exacto knife and cutting mat and a strong adhesive or glue. You will tear and layer this snowman paper and use some stamps along the way. Fee $27

Saturday November 8th 1-3 PM

Adventures in Alcohol Ink

Do you like to learn new techniques? Cindy will teach you how to use Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks to make your own marbled papers and cards. This class can get messy so wear clothes that you would not mind getting ink on.

Sunday November 16th 2-4 PM

Bo Bunny Holiday Agenda - Join Gina for this adorable holiday planner just in time for the holidays.

Monday November 10th 6-8PM
All Ready for Christmas Album with Gina A.
Gina will guide you thru this 20 page 8 x 8 mini album that will be all ready for your fabulous Christmas photos. Fee $27

Tuesday November 11th 6-8 PM

My Mind's Eye Confetti Boy Mini Book - Join Gina for this fast pace class using one of the most popular lines in the store. This 8 x 8 mini book has 20 pages ready for your cherished photos. Fee $ 31

Wednesday November 12th 12-2 PM

Basic Grey Wassail Gift Giving Card Class
Join Lisa for this fast paced card and tag class using the newest Basic Grey line Wassail.Fee $27

Thursday November 13th 6-8 PM
Figgy Pudding Round Christmas Album Class
Join Tracy for this fun album in the round using Figgy Pudding. Fee $26

Tuesday November 18th 12-2 PM
"Manly" cards with Linda - Fee $23
Join Linda and learn her creative card making with paper techniques. Linda created these 5 cards that are perfect to give the men in your life. You will need a sharp pair of scissors and your adhesive for this class.

Wednesday November 19th 6-8 PM and Saturday November 29th 12-2 PM
Susan's Card of the Month Class This Month Susan will be using some of the adorable A*Muse stamps along with Stickles, coloring and the Cuttlebug. Fee $20

The new We R Memory Keepers White Out Christmas line is here.

New Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic.

Bo Bunny Frosty Days and Flirty.

New Copic Sets

Here is my version of the Maya Road house. Each of these albums comes with a mini album inside. Maya Road is having a Home for the Holidays contest. All you have to do is decorate one of the three houses and submit your photos to maya Road online. They are giving away some great prizes and even making a donation to Habitat for Humanity. I have flyers with the contest rules available next to the houses.

Click here to go to a print out page for the flyer or go to