Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Sneak Peek #5: Doubleshot Kit

Carta Bella Warm & Cozy
by Carta Bella Designer, Becki Adams, from the Carta Bella blog

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January Sneak Peek #4

Simple Stories Life Documented
by Simple Stories Designer, Kristine Davidson, from the Simple Stories blog

Monday, December 29, 2014

January Sneak Peek #3

Pebbles Happy Day
a sneak peek of one of the SUPER-CUTE papers that will be included in your kit...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

January Sneak Peek #2

American Crafts Stitched
by AC Designer, Ashley Horton, from the AC blog

Saturday, December 27, 2014

January Sneak Peek #1

BasicGrey Vivienne
by BasicGrey Designer, Lisa Dickinson, from the BasicGrey blog

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas! I'm posting a little present-opening layout inspiration to coordinate with your own present-opening experiences today. Aphra used the WRMK Silver & Gold cards from our December Project Life Kit to document her own Chrismas morning. 

May your Christmas Day be special and bring you treasured memories!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Layout of the Day!

Today's Layout of the Day is brought to you by TSR Designer, Brenda Ragsdale and the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas layout kit from the December Flavors of the Month Kit. Brenda used the ornamnet patterned paper in the kit as a quick-and-easy background, added a couple of fun photos atop some additional layered patterned papers for a fast and fabulous page!

We only have a few December Flavors of the Months Kits still available, so be sure to grab yours today. Our kits are available as part of a monthly membership or as a one-time purchase.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Layout of the Day - Project Life Style!

Today's Layout of the Day - Project Life Style - is brought to you by TSR's Project Life Designer, Aphra Bolyer. She used some of the cards and embellishments included in the December Project Life Kit and the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Sticker in the December Flavors of the Month Kit to whip up this adorable adorable Christmas pocket page layout. We coordinate our Project Life Kit with our Flavors of the Month Kit to give our customers lots of mix-and-match potential!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Layout of the Day!

Today's Layout of the Day is brought to you by TSR Designer, Rochelle Spears and the Fancy Pants Oh Deer Layout Kit from the December Flavors of the Month Kit. The die-cut embellishments included in this kit are super-cute and provide lots of variety to spread across several pages!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Weekend Inspiration: December Sketch

This month's sketch comes to you from Becky Fleck at I love the simplicity of the sketch, which allows you to showcase photos and fun elements together in the center of the page.

You've been inspired by these two layouts already this week, but did you know that both layouts were inspired by this month's sketch? Why not take 30 minutes and create your own interpretation of this sketch. I'd love to see your layouts, so please post the layout or a link to the layout in the comments section below.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Layout of the Day!

Today's inspiration comes from TSR designer, Brenda Ragsdale, and features the Gossamer Blue Get Happy layout kit in the December Flavors of the Month Kit and the December Embellishment Kit. This paper line offers a different take on a traditional Christmas layout - and also gives you the option to create a completely non-Christmas-themed page, if you prefer.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Layout of the Day!

Today's inspiration is brought to you by TSR designer, Rochelle Spears and features the December Simple Stories Cozy Christmas layout kit and the December Embellishment Kit.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Project Life: Mixed Up Title

Hi everyone.  Today, I wanted to share with you another title card tip.  You may have seen the full layout in the gallery.  If not, here it is again.

As you can see, the pictures are not exactly Christmas pictures.  Instead, they focus on how my two boys spent their time during their break from school.  The colors in the pictures were not quite Christmasy either, so I chose cards that had a white background to them.  This made the page seem a little less busy.

For my title card above, I grabbed all of the black Thickers in my stash.  Mostly because I wasn't sure if I had any s's or t's left in any of them.  While all the letters were sitting there, I had the idea to create the title out of a mixture of different fonts.  Since the papers are a bit whimsical, the letters fit right in.  I think the fact that all the letters were black helped, too.

I also wanted to point out a tip for using the Simple Stories 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4 cards from the kit.  I cut one down to use as the striped border pieces on my journal cards.  Another I trimmed down to create a banner to attach to a picture.  

Well, that's all I have for today.  I hope you are enjoying your kit and your holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Kit Shipping Update

I wanted to give everyone a heads up, that due to circumstances beyond our control, the kits are shipping out a couple of days late this month. Our most recent cardstock order, which was placed well before Thanksgiving and finalized only after I confirmed that everything was in stock and available to ship, did not ship complete. The white cardstock (which is in three of our kits this month) was not included in the original shipment. I was told that it would be shipping separately right after the original shipment went out, but in fact, it did not ship until this past Friday. The white cardstock is scheduled to be delivered no later than Wednesday, and as soon as I get it, I will finish assembling the kits and get your packages shipped right out to you. I will be burning the midnight oil to have all of the kits shipped out the day after I receive the cardstock.

I know this is probably more details than you're interested in, but I did want to keep you all in the loop about the extenuating circumstances this month, so you're not worried when your kits arrive a couple of days later than normal this month. In spite of the cardstock delay, I think that most of you will still have your kits before the weekend!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Sneak Peek #5 (Doubleshot Kit)

We R Memory Keepers Silver and Gold (Doubleshot Kit)
Card by WRMK Design Team member, Aly Dosdall

Stay tuned for the full reveal of the December Kits on the website at tonight!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December Sneak Peek #4

American Crafts Be Merry
Layout by American Crafts Design Team member, Nicole Samuels

Friday, November 28, 2014

December Sneak Peek #3

Simple Stories Cozy Christmas
Layout by Simple Stories Design Team member, Wendy Antenucci

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December Sneak Peek #2

Gossamer Blue Get Happy
Layout by the designer for this line, Allison Pennington

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December Sneak Peek #1

Fancy Pants Oh Deer
Layout by Fancy Pants Design Team member, Becky Williams

Monday, November 24, 2014

A little "Sketchy" Inspiration

It is snowing hard today in Northern Illinois. We're looking at 5 inches of solid stick-to-the-ground shovel-the-driveway kind of snow, and it's blowing and drifting too, which is super-fun! This is the kind of day that makes a gal want to hunker down and scrapbook a few favorite photos. Today's inspiration makes is easy - print off the sketch, grab some of your fave photos and one of your November layout kits and make a page (while sipping on a lovely mug of hot chocolate, of course)!

Sketch by Becky Fleck from
(I always LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her sketches!)

Sketch layout by Rochelle Spears
(Crate Paper Open Book Layout Kit: 11/14 FOTM)

Sketch layout by Brenda Ragsdale
(Simple Stories Sweater Weather Layout Kit: 11/14 FOTM)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Kits on CLEARANCE!

We've been hard at work cleaning up our warehouse, and we've got some brand new and lovely Christmas Kits from seasons' past that we're offering at a 50% discount! They are available in very limited quantities, so when they're gone, they're gone. Members can e-mail us at to add any of these kits to your December shipment (credit card will be processed for sale items now to reserve them in your name, but they will ship with your December shipment to save you on shipping charges). Non-Members can order through the shopping cart.

We're continuing our warehouse clean-up, and we'll be adding additional items to the clearance section next week as we get them photographed and updated! Be sure to check back!

Here is a sampling of a few of the available CLEARANCE Christmas Kits. Check out our Clearance Section for the full list!

Bella Blvd. Christmas Countdown Kit: $9.00 Sale Price (50% Discount)

Pink Paislee Snow Village Kit: $12.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)

Simple Stories December Documented Paper Pack: $5.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)

Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Paper Pack: $5.00 (50% Discount)

Echo Park Paper Reflections Christmas Collection Kit: $7.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Welcome Guest Designer, Kara Allen

Meet our 4th Quarter's Guest Designer, Kara Allen. She is a long-time member of The ScrapRoom (since almost the beginning), and she is joining us through the end of the year as a Guest Designer. What a delight she has been to work with!

How long have you been scrapbooking and how/why did you get started?
I have been scrapbooking for such a long time now.  My mother-in-law introduced me to it in 2000 and my husband said I could buy all the paper I wanted for our first anniversary (the paper anniversary).  He had no idea what he agreed to.  My first album was our wedding/honeymoon and I used mostly Creative Memories products and styles.  I moved on from that style pretty quickly.

Describe your scrapbooking style.
My style is pretty simple.  I mostly add a few papers as embellishments to my pictures with clean lines.  Sometimes I try to add a little more pizazz, but that is getting out of my comfort zone and it really takes me a long time to decide what I like.  A lot of times, I end up taking off some of the extra stuff.

Favorite manufacturers and why?
I've loved Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, WRMK and Crate Paper over the years.  It seems like whatever I do with those lines work no matter what I try and I really love the shabby look.

Which scrapbook page designers do you admire or who influence your style?
Ali Edwards is someone I always admired, but outside of the idea gallery here, I don't follow anyone these days.

Which scrapbooking and/or crafty blogs do you follow?
I rely on The ScrapRoom’s idea gallery as a primary source of inspiration.  I've collected so many supplies over the years that I really try to limit myself to this kit each month. Seeing how the design team has worked with the lines is exciting to me.  I will browse on Two Peas in a Bucket from time to time.

Any other tidbits our members want to know?
I've been a member of The ScrapRoom since 2005 and look forward to getting my kit every month. It is still one of the highlights of my month to open up my present and see what good stuff I get to work with.  I listen to book on audio and my favorite 'me time' activity is an evening scrapping and losing myself in a good story.

Share a few of your favorite layouts and why.
As I was looking through my layouts to find some I favorites, I was drawn to a time when my kids were little and I hadn't gone back to work yet.  That was a fun time in my life and the kids were so sweet and full of energy (they still are). I like these layouts because they make me feel good when I look at them and I like the embellishments too. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Project Life Inspiration: November Sketch and Flair Ideas

Hi friends.  I'm back today with another Project Life sketch.  This one was inspired by all the cute Simple Stories Sweater Weather Die Cuts that came in the November Flavors of the Month kit.  They allowed me to add some fun layers to my Thanksgiving layout title card.  I thought this same idea would work well in Spring with a little birdhouse.  Or for a camping layout.

This one card was my favorite for the whole month of November.  The houndstooth, the warm colors, the enamel dots, and the exclusive flair.  SO cute!  

Speaking of flair, I thought I would also share a few ways that you can add Tammy's awesome flair to your Project Life pages.  

This is the first time I used flair in my Project Life album.  I really didn't like how the height of the flair made my page pucker, so I smushed it.  Then, I didn't like how the flair looked. LOL One of our former TSR Designers shared her tip:  put the flair on the outside of the page protector.  Smart.  Now I can use all the flair I want.

So, what is your favorite way to use flair?  I'd love to hear.

Monday, November 17, 2014

We're looking for some quarterly Guest Designers at The ScrapRoom!

Interested in receiving some FREE scrapbooking products in exchange for having your design work featured on our site? Do you like creating scrapbook pages from perfectly proportioned layout kits? Can you work on a tight timetable? If so, then we're interested in you!

The ScrapRoom is looking for some quarterly Guest Designers to create scrapbook pages and cards with our Flavors of the Month and Embellishment Kits. In exchange for completely FREE Flavors of the Month and Embellishment Kits each month, we're looking for Guest Designers who are willing to  use our kits to create (3) 1-page layouts and (1) 2-page Recipe Card layout for our Idea Gallery for three months. We'd also love to feature you on our blog once or twice as well.

To apply, please submit the following to us via e-mail at before December 1st. We will be lining up Guest Designers for 2015 during the month of December.

  • (3) images of layouts that you have created that will give us a good feel for your scrapbooking style
  • Answers to the following (3) questions:
    • Name / Where you live
    • Briefly describe your scrapbooking style.
    • If you could share one scrapbooking tip or bit of inspiration with other scrapbookers on the blog, what would you talk about? (examples: a technique or organizational tip you've discovered / something that inspires you within the scrapbooking industry / technology skill / go-to design principle)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Project Life Inspiration

Yesterday we looked at a traditional scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Sweater Weather layout kit in our November Flavors of the Month Kit. Today's inspiration is a lovely Sweater Weather layout in the popular Project Life pocket-scrapbooking-style. Our Project Life layout designer, Aphra Bolyer, used the Sweater Weather cards in our November Project Life Kit, coupled together with a few embellishments from our November Flavors of the Month Kit, to create this beautiful fall layout. 

Our monthly Project Life Kit features four different product lines and is PACKED FULL of pocket page cards and embellishments for your Project Life pages. Check it out. I don't think you'll find any other pocket scrapbooking kit out there that will give you more scrapbooking goodies for $17.99! In terms of variety and price, it's the absolute best deal on the internet!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A little bit of inspiration!

How about a cheery layout to chase this rainy day away? Today's inspiration brought to you by Rochelle Spears, using the Simple Stories Sweater Weather Layout Kit in our November FOTM Kit.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Inspiration!

Here's a little inspiration to take you into the weekend. Brenda Ragsdale created this striking layout with our Gossamer Blue One My Desk Kit in the November Flavors of the Month Kit. She added some extra die-cuts and enamel stars (November Embellishment Kit) and a bright and shiny gold alpha (September Embellishment) for the finishing touches. While you wait for your kits to arrive, print out a favorite photo so you're ready to re-create this layout as soon as your kits land on your doorstep.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Kits are on the way!

Have you seen our lovely November Kits? We will start shipping them today!
We've got a great lineup of lines and embellishments this month. You'll love the assortment and variety of amazing papers and fun embellishments coming your way. If you haven't grabbed yours, get them before they're gone!

November 2014 Flavors of the Month Kit: $23.95 Members / $27.00 One-time purchase
Crate Paper Open Book
Gossamer Blue On My Desk
Bella Blvd Hello Autumn
Simple Stories Sweater Weather

November 2014 Project Life Kit: $17.99 Members / $19.99 One-time purchase
Simple Stories Sweater Weather
Bella Blvd Hello Autumn
Becky Higgins Kiwi
WRMK Shine

November 2014 Doubleshot Kit: $15.00 Member Price / $17.00 One-time purchase