Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Kits Revealed!

May Kits are now available!

Click here to order the Cafe Club "Flavors of the Month" Kit


  • 1 sheet Basic Stripes (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Basic Signs (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Basic Guitars (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Key Lime Cardstock
  • 1 strip Glitz ABC*123 Doodle It Border Rub-ons (varies)
  • 1 piece American Crafts Travel Flair Badges(varies)
  • 3 Maya Road Sheer Tickets (varies)
  • approx. 2 feet Black/White Tuxedo Stripe Ribbon


  • 1 sheet Lucy Hootsky (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Fannie Mindel (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Marge Hemmingway (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Sunflower Cardstock
  • 2 AC Made with Love Flair Badges (varies)
  • 1 AC Craft Fair Color Journal Sticker Sheet (varies)
  • 5 pieces Maya Road Chipboard Trees Set
    (includes 2 tree trunks, 2 tree tops, and one accessory)


  • 1 sheet Fabulous Vintage (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Fabulous Arrows (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Fabulous Buttons (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Coffee Cardstock
  • 2-3 Fabulous Dimensional Frames
  • 5 Fabulous Deluxe Brads (varies)


  • 1 sheet Tennis Court Varnish (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Garden Tour Varnish (2-sided)
  • 2 sheets American Crafts Charcoal Cardstock
  • 8-9 pieces Bridgeport Varnished Chiplets (varies)

Coffee Flavor of the Month: VANILLA POUND CAKE


  • 1 pkg. American Crafts Fabric Patchwork Aqua Alphabet Thickers
  • ½ pkg. Chatterbox Fabulous Stitched Felt Stickers (varies)
  • 2 sheets 7Gypsies “Family” Chipboard Words
  • 6 SEI Bridgeport Designer Glazed Brads
Get our Embellishment Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Embellishment Club


  • 1 sheet AC Perl Bobbinhauser (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet AC Ida Zipperelli (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet CB Fabulous Big Star (2-sided)
  • ½ sheet CB Flocked Blossoms
  • 1 sheet Glitz Basics Table (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet Glitz Basics Cars (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet SEI Sunday Brunch Pearl (2-sided)
  • 1 sheet SEI Boathouse Pearl (2-sided)
This monthly kit includes (2) additional sheets of Patterned Paper from each of the four paper lines featured in our Flavors of the Month kit. The Patterned Papers included in this kit will be different than the ones featured in our main monthly kit. Get our Paper/Bazzill Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Patterned Paper Club!


  • 1 sheet Bazzill Phoenix Swiss Dot (AC)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Lipstick (AC)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Bitter Chocolate (AC)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Rain (CB)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill French Garden Lemon Drop EMBOSSED (CB)
  • 2 sheets Bazzill Cheddar (Glitz)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Raven (Glitz)
  • 2 sheet Bazzill Juneberry (SEI)
  • 1 sheet Bazzill Blue Calypso (SEI)
Get our Paper/Bazzill Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Bazzill Club!


  • (Set of 4 / Set Size is 3” x 4”)
  • The ScrapRoom is proud to announce that we are now offering an exclusive Acrylic Stamp Set each month. Our stamps are manufactured by Wildflower Stamps and will be completely exclusive to The ScrapRoom. Each set will measure approximately 2"x 4" and will be priced at $6.00 each month. Get our Stamp Club Kit delivered to you each month automatically with your Cafe Club Kit! Click here to join the Exclusive TSR Stamp Club!

Take a look at a few of the May Design Team Layouts:
Gina Barone

Shannon Brouwer

Brenda Carpenter

Celeste Moores

Check out more Designs using the May Kits here in the Idea Gallery

Make sure you pop over to the message board in a few days for the Official May Challenges Forum and scrap your way to winning a prize!

Monday, April 27, 2009

May Bonus Kits!

May Bonus Kits are available to order! E-mail us at to add any of these Bonus Kit to your next shipment!

May Double Shot Kit: $15.00

1 sheet Cherry Pie
1 sheet Country Store
1 sheet The Farmer’s Wife Label Die-Cut Sheet
2 sheets Bazzill Red Hot
1 sheet Bazzill Bitter Chocolate
(6) Jenni Bowlin Farmer’s Wife Mini Papers (1 sheet each of 6 designs)
(6) Jenni Bowlin Milkcap Chipboard buttons
approx. ½ yard Red Minicheck Ribbon

1 sheet Wishes (2-sided)
1 sheet Swing (2-sided)
1 sheet Jump Rope (2-sided)
1 sheet Kite (2-sided)
2 sheets Prism Frosted Teal OR Bazzill Pistachio
1 pkg. Daisy Bucket Beautiful Day Rub-ons
approx. ½ yard Shimmer Ice Blue Paper Ribbon
approx. ½ yard Pink Paper Ribbon

If you are already a member of our Doubleshot Club, then you will be automatically slotted to receive this kit unless you e-mail us that you would like to skip your kit or cancel your membership by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 3rd. If you are not a member of the Doubleshot Club but are interested in receiving this as a one-time purchase, please e-mail us at to request the May Doubleshot Kit. Quantities are limited, and extra kits for non-club members will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bonus Kit:
(Great for all of those sports layouts!!

1 sheet Mantle (2-sided)
1 sheet Jordan (2-sided)
1 sheet Chamberlain (2-sided)
1 sheet Gretzky (2-sided)
1 sheet Namath (2-sided)
1 sheet Malone (2-sided)
1 sheet Tyson (2-sided)
1 sheet Armstrong (2-sided)
1 pkg. MVP Layered Chipboard Words
(3) MVP Gromlets (varies)
1 pkg. MVP Buttons
(9) MVP Die-cut Journaling Pad Sheets
(3) Jenni Bowlin Die-cut Journal Navy Blue/Cream Journal Stickers
½ pkg. MVP Layered Chipboard Tags (varies)

E-mail us at to add this bonus kit to your next shipment. Quantities are limited to stock on hand.

And..................May Kit Sneak Peeks!

Gina Barone

Shannon Brouwer

Celeste Mores

Friday, April 24, 2009

FREE sketch class at The ScrapRoom starting May 1st!

There is a FREE sketch class at The ScrapRoom starting May 1st.
You don't have to be a club member. Just join the FREE message board!
Click Here for MESSAGE BOARD.
Look for the "~FREE Sketch Class~" forum for more information.
Scrap along and be entered into a random drawing for a prize!

Hope to see you there and start spreading the word!

Here are the stats:

~ it will begin May 1st

~ there will be 10 sketches (single lo's with a few double)

~ there is a TSR Prize to a random participant

~ the Design Team is amazing and a BIG secret!!!!

~ Cost: FREE!!!!

Grab a blinkie:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's that time of year......

Springtime is such a busy, but enjoyable, time of year for most of us. We're opening up the windows again, cleaning out the closets, getting rid of the old - all the stuff that goes with sprucing up the inside and outside of our homes after a long winter. But for me, Spring also means RETREAT! For the last couple of years, a group of us have gotten together every April for an extended weekend of scrappin' and pampering!

This year was a bit different though. I went with a different group of ladies to a totally different retreat location. Aside from the fact that I missed out on over 30 hours of prime scrappin' time due to an unexpected illness, I still managed to salvage about 24 hours of the retreat.

I love retreats! If you can find a good-sized, friendly group to go with, retreats can be affordable, relaxing, inspiring and a ton of fun! We each volunteer to take on a meal (which keeps the cost of food down) and then bring our own beverages to drink and smaller snack items to share. I don't generally travel far from home (45 minutes to an hour) and I carpool, which keeps the cost of gas down as well.

I've never been to a retreat that offered this, but have heard of personal massages offered for a fee (doesn't that sound wonderful?). We even discussed how nice it would be to have someone available to do pedicures. One of the ladies mentioned a retreat that had a personal chef come in and cook gourmet meals for them. Now that's being pampered! At all of the retreats I've been to, there seems to be a bit of a contest on who can get the most pages done. Sadly, I'm never in contention there, but I'm sure many of you TSR gals would snag that top spot! At last years' retreat, we had a "mascot" of sorts, a singing/dancing little alien troll doll, that we pressed everytime a layout was completed. By the early morning hours, we were all getting a bit roudy with that one. But it's all good, clean fun!

So that's my little PSA about scrapbook retreats. If you've ever wondered about them, see if you can find one in your area, gather up your girlfriends, and make the phone call. It's a great Springtime tradition! An added bonus is that Tammy has done half the prep work for you! Bring a few months worth of TSR kits along, some photos, and you are guaranteed to turn out a ton of stunning pages!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring is HERE

Finally after many months of waiting SPriNG is HERE. I don't know about you but I always find this time to be the most inspirational time of the entire year. From the blossoms, to the sprouts of green grass, beauty is all around us. So get outside and enjoy the world around you, and don't forget your camera.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hi everyone

It's my turn to blog. I had a topic all picked out and everything but life is so crazy I haven't had a chance to work on it. I will save it for next month. I started school again and we are in the middle of packing for moving in less than 2 weeks just a local move but still it is a ton of work. So since I was packing up scrap supplies I thought it would be fun to have a little give away. In keeping with a scrap theme post a Spring topic you have scrapped about or hope to scrap about soon. I will randomly pick 2 people to send a small goodie box out to. You have untill the end of the month to post. I will come back on May 1 and add the winners.
Take care

Hi everyone
Sorry it took so long for me to post this here are the winners!
Thanks everyone for playing.
Jenn and Monica
email me your address and I will get something out to you :)

Jenn said...
I need to scrap Easter and I just did my mom's trip to Hawaii! :) good luck on your packing

April 14, 2009 2:59 PM
Monica said...
I hope to scrap and make a mini book the latest softball pictures of my little one! thanks for the chance to win!

April 15, 2009 10:31 AM

Friday, April 10, 2009

Using Book Pages on Your Projects

Last month I had this obsession but for today, my obsession is a bit different but just as exciting! :) I am now officially addicted to book pages. I have been using them quite a bit lately. They are so versatile and neutral...can be inked or painted...crinkled or flat and used on just about any craft project. Basically...your options are endless. :)



Art Journal Cards:

Best is a super cheat embellishment that will last you a lifetime. I purchased an old, used book with 500 pages from my local library for just $1.00. Can't get much better that that! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Coloring a Stamped image with Goo Gone

The technique I am gonna share with you today is very easy. Lately I have been all about using things I have on hand and this technique was great.

You will need:
~Goo Gone
~your favorite stamp
~wax based colored pencils (in your choice of colors)
~blending stump
~white cardstock

1. Stamp your image on white cardstock using the ink you chose.

2. Outline the corner of your stamped image with your colored pencil. Make sure you use pressure and get a good amount of color. Always start with the lighter colors first.
The bigger the stamp the more of the stamp you will need to outline. With this stamp I ended up outlining all the way around the edge.

3. Soak the tip of your blending stump in the Goo Gone and begin using circular motions to blend the color into the colorless area of your image. You will need to redip your blending stump into the Goo Gone when you feel it dragging.

When you are finished blending the colored pencils add your own flare to the image. Here I used some dew drops and then added my stamped images to a piece of cardstock.

A couple tips:

~Use the sandpaper to sharpen the tip of your blending stump.
~Try using a different blending stump for each colored pencil.

When you are finished feel free to share a link to your creation in the comments section.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mixing patterned papers - a bonus layout

April's kit (along with the extra patterned paper and cardstock) provides endless opportunitites for colorful spring layouts! This design uses elements from all 4 lines included in the kit. I encourage you to combine your page kits and make your kits last even longer. ~ Brenda