Friday, February 28, 2014

March Sneak Peek #4

Since February is a short month, today is the last day in our week of peeks. Watch for the full reveal on our website later today! Our final look at the March Flavors of the Month Kit features an interesting card by designer Diana Fisher for the LilyBee blog using their We R Family line. Great colors and great patterns; lots of possibilities!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March Sneak Peek #3

We're welcoming spring with BasicGrey's new Fresh Cut line in our March Flavors of the Month Kit. This layout, by designer Lisa Dickinson for the BasicGrey blog, shows off lots of the fun patterns and colors from this line - and the embellishments we've included in this kit are FUN!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March Sneak Peek #2

Our March Sneak Peeks continue with a layout from designer, Vivian Masket for the October Afternoon blog, featuring the Daily Flash Snapshots line. Just wait until you see the fun embellishments included in this layout kit... You're gonna love it!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March Sneak Peek Begins

Taken directly from the manufacturer's blog, this layout is brought to you by the creator of the line herself - Maggie Holmes! That's right... the brand spankin' new Crate Paper line, Styleboard, is coming in your March Flavors of the Month Kit!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Project Life Inspiration: Shaker Pocket Tutorial

For today's Project Life post, I thought that I would share a quick and easy tutorial for how I made the Polaroid shaker pocket for this February Days layout. It's the first one in the middle row on the left side. See it?

I used the contents of my February Project Life Kit, but here's a list of supplies just in case:  (8-10) American Crafts Tiny Burnished Hearts or other confetti pieces, (2) Jillibean Soup Kraft Mini Polaroid Frame Die Cuts (or cut two 3" by 4" frames out using your die cut machine), (1) 4" x 6" Acrylic Overlay, Solid Cardstock, Glue Dots, and tape runner.

Now for the steps for putting it all together. First, back each of the die cut words with a piece of coordinating cardstock. Next, cut the overlay so that it fits over the frame opening on each die cut and adhere it with glue dots.  Next place one die cut on your table face down. Place the wooden hearts (or other confetti pieces) on top of the acrylic overlay. Run a strip of tape runner all around the edge of the frame. Place your other die cut on top. Trim around the edges.

And voila! A trendy shaker pocket for your Project Life pages. Hope you liked today's tutorial!  See you soon.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend Inspiration: 30-Minute Layout

Designer, Brenda Carpenter, has a knack for putting together BEAUTIFUL layouts that can be scraplifted for a quick-and-easy (and super-satisfying) page! Here is a brand new layout from Brenda, created using the Fancy Pants Be Loved layout kit from The ScrapRoom's February Flavors of the Month Kit, a few wood veneer from the February Embellishment Kit and an 8x10 photo.

For a creative pick-me-up this weekend, grab your February kit (or 4 different paper patterns of your choice) and put together your own version of this layout this weekend. I'll bet you can finish in less than 30 minutes... GO!

  • (1) 12x12 neutral cardstock for the base
  • (1) 8x10 photo
  • (1) 10"x 2.5" piece of patterned paper
  • (1) 10"x 1/2" piece of patterned paper
  • (1) 11"x 1" piece of patterned paper (for bottom strip)
  • (1) large heart cut from patterned paper (approximately 3.5"-4" across)
  • a few coordinating embellishments to scatter throughout layout

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration

Today's layout inspiration by Guest Designer, Brenda Ragsdale, using the Fancy Pants Be Loved Layout Kit in The ScrapRoom's February Flavors of the Month Kit.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration

Today's layout inspiration is brought to you by designer, Rochelle Spears and features the Carta Bella Homemade with Love Layout Kit, which is one of the two layout kits in our February Doubleshot Kit.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Daily Dose of Layout Inspiration

By TSR Designer, Rochelle Spears, using the Teresa Collins You Are My Happy layout kit from The ScrapRoom's February Flavors of the Month Kit.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Inspiration

Good Morning, Friends! I've got a brand new layout to inspire you on this Monday morning from TSR Designer, Brenda Carpenter. She used Picasa to create a photo collage of some of her favorite photos from 2013, printed it out on one sheet of photo paper and backed the collage with some patterned paper strips from the February FOTM Kit and some stickers from the February Embellishment Kit. I'm venturing a guess that this was Brenda's fabulous closing page to her 2013 Year-In-Review Album!

Brenda is continuing this time-honored tradition of creating a Year-In-Review Album using one of her Flavors of the Month layout kit each month throughout 2014. It's a great way to document a year of photos in (12) 2-page layouts! Watch your Recipe Cards for Brenda's monthly layouts!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Any Card-Makers out there?

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Why not use your February kit to create a card for your Valentines? Package it with a sweet treat (aka: chocolate!) and they will be sure to feel the love!

by Rochelle Spears

by Brenda Ragsdale

by Rochelle Spears

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Design Inspiration

Today's Design Inspiration is brought to you by Guest Designer, Brenda Ragsdale, using the Elle's Studio Love You More layout kit in this month's Flavors of the Month Kit! I love how she used a little accent in one of the upper page corners and in the opposite lower page corner to bring balance to the layout - and using the twine to create "motion" for the butterfly is a stroke of creative genius!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ScrapRoom Kits: A Class In A Box - Delivered!

Not only do our monthly kits provide you with all of the latest and greatest paper lines and products on the market, but we also provide our customers with (4) downloadable Recipe Cards that you can print out and slip in with your layout kits so that when you're ready to scrapbook, you've got a "Class In A Box" right at your fingertips. Each of our (4) monthly Recipe Cards feature a 2-page layout created almost exclusively with the contents of the Flavors of the Month Kit. You get a full-color layout image, cutting instructions and assembly directions. You just add your photos, follow the directions and enjoy (8) completed pages.

Recipe Cards are uploaded to the Recipe Card page of our website on the 10th of month, and customers who purchase our Flavors of the Month Kit can use the password provided with the kit to access and download the formatted instructional sheets. Here is an example of one of our February Recipe Card layouts, created by designer, Rochelle Spears, using the Crate Paper Love Notes layout kit.

If you are already a TSR member and receive the Flavors of the Month Kit, download all four of this month's Recipe Cards HERE!

If you're not yet a TSR member, grab your FREE SAMPLE RECIPE CARD HERE to see what a great resource these little gems can provide. All of the hard work has been done for you; you just get to follow the directions and watch your completed layouts come together. It's "Grab-and-Go-Scrapbooking" at its finest!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Welcome Guest Designer, Brenda Ragsdale!

Please join me in welcoming our newest Guest Designer to The ScrapRoom's Design Team - Brenda Ragsdale! Brenda is a long-time scrapbooker and has been a TSR member since 2012. Brenda is committed to preserving her family's memories and she encourages others to do the same through her sketch challenge blog, Scrap Your Stash, at I am excited to bring feature her work in our Idea Gallery for the next few months. Welcome Brenda!

How long have you been scrapbooking and how did you get started?
I first started scrapbooking at the end of 2006.  My granddaughter and I spent 6 weeks on summer vacation, and I wanted to preserve the wonderful memories we had together, so I completed my first album for her of our summer vacation. I did not have the opportunity to scrap much for awhile after that because I live on the East coast and had to travel every three to four weeks to the West coast to take care of my mother. But I was able to come back to it in 2010, and even if I do not complete a layout a day, I do something EVERY DAY that has something to do with scrapbooking!

Describe your scrapbooking style:
I'm not exactly sure how to characterize my style, but I love clean lines and layering! When I use paints, inks, etc., I only use a small amount because I think I might “mess up” my layout!  

Favorite manufacturers and why?
There are so many!  Echo Park is one of my favorites because I do a lot of boy pages, and I love their boy collections. Another favorite manufacturer is Simple Stories. I love the wonderful colors, and when using their collections, I can create a great layout much quicker than I can with other collections. My Mind’s Eye is also another favorite of mine - for two reasons - they offer great paper collections for scrappin' photos of my granddaughter, and I also love all of the different embellishments that you can purchase to coordinate with each collection. 

Which scrapbook page designers do you admire or who influence your style?
There are so many fabulous page designers out there, but one person I have admired for a long time is Piradee Talvanna!  I love her work!  Two others that also come to mind are Luz Maria Bruna  and Tracey Sabella.

Which scrapbooking and/or crafty blogs do you follow?
There are so many awesome sites that I follow, but to keep from spending so much time on the computer, I usually only get to the long list of sketch sites that I follow, and I think I follow them all….love sketches!!!

Any other tidbits our members want to know?
I am a happily single mother of two adult sons, and a grandmother to two adorable grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters. My favorite subjects to scrap are my grandchildren and my great nieces and nephews. I wished I would have started scrapping years ago because for me, it is the most awesome way to preserve and share the day to day memories of your family! 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Project Life Inspiration

Today, we've got some inspiration for our Project Life memory-keepers. (What are we calling this photo-sleeve-style of scrapbooking these days - Project Life scrapbooking? photo-sleeve scrapbooking? pocket scrapbooking?) At any rate, if you like to scrapbook with photo-sleeve protectors, then check out this 2-page inspiration from TSR Designer, Aphra Bolyer. Aphra used our February Flavors of the Month Kit and cut the patterned papers down to 4x6 and 3x4 card size to create this layout.

And, while we do offer a monthly Project Life Kit, with pre-cut cards and 12x12 card-style-papers, our monthly Flavors of the Month Kit is also ideal for this style of scrapbooking - as our kits feature a little bit of a lot of different product lines - so you'll never get bored!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Design Inspiration at The ScrapRoom and a Weekend Challenge!

Happy Friday! As you head into the weekend, we'd like to inspire you to scraplift this quick-and-easy layout created with the Crate Paper Love Notes layout kit in our February Flavors of the Month Kit. If your photos are printed, I'll bet you could create your own version of this page in less than 30 minutes! Ready-Set-Go!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The ScrapRoom's Design Inspiration

Today's featured layout features the Elle's Studio Love You More Layout Kit from our February Flavors of the Month Kit. (Designer: Rochelle Spears)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Doubleshot Kit

And for the final kit in our February Kit Parade, we've got our February Doubleshot Kit, featuring the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Record It and Carta Bella Homemade With Love product lines. Our Doubleshot Kit was developed to give our customers the option of two additional and completely different layout kits every month. Our Doubleshot layout kits are a little plumpier, featuring an extra sheet of cardstock and some additional embellishments, and it can be purchased along with the Flavors of the Month Kit or all by itself! See the list of this month's kit contents Here on the ScrapRoom website.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Project Life Kit

Photo-sleeve scrapbooking has taken the scrapbooking world by storm during the past couple of years, and if you are a Project Life scrapbooker, then we have a kit designed just for you - our Project Life Kit, put together in our signature ScrapRoom style - with a little bit from (4) different product lines so you can still enjoy LOTS OF VARIETY, even in your photo-sleeve-style scrapbooks.

Our Project Life Kits are packed with 4x6 and 3x4 cards and card-style patterned papers, along with photo-sleeve-friendly embellishments, including alphabets and dimensional embellishments. Each month, we choose the best Project Life style scrapbooking elements from your favorite manufacturers and bring it to you in layout-friendly sized amounts, so you gets lots of variety with no leftovers!

And, our monthly Idea Gallery is filled with several Project Life layout ideas created with our Project Life Kit by TSR Designer, Aphra Bolyer. With our kits, you'll never be without great products and great inspiration whenever you've got some time to sit down and record your memories! You can see this month's Project Life Kit and read the full list of kit contents on our website! Check it out!

Monday, February 3, 2014

February Add-on Kits... for when you need just a little bit more...

Of course, if you're looking for some companion products for your February Flavors of the Month Kit, check out our monthly add-on kit club options. If it's more embellishments you crave, you'll get a lot of additional options, including more alphas, in our February Embellishment Kit...

Need more coordinating cardstock or Patterned Papers to stretch your kits and your creativity, take a peek at our February Cardstock Kit, which includes (12) additional sheets of coordinating cardstock..

Or our February Patterned Paper Kit, which gives you (2) additional sheets of Patterned Paper to coordinate with EACH of the (4) Layout Kits in the February Flavors of the Month Kit...

And, we can't forget the monthly Stamp Club feature, selected for its general scrapbook-friendliness and to coordinate with our February Flavors of the Month Kit specifically. This month's stamp set, GOOD TIMES, from Elle's Studio, will be a great go-to set for any scrapbooker!

Be sure to visit our Add-On Clubs page for a detailed list of kit contents, as well as pricing information. As always, ALL add-on kits ship for FREE with the purchase of our Flavors of the Month Kit!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Kits are live!

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! The brand new February Kits are live on our website! We've got a variety of fun layout kits for all of the people and things that you "LOVE!" Take a peek!

Teresa Collins You Are My Happy
Crate Paper Love Notes
Fancy Pants Be Loved
Elle's Studio Love You More & Everyday Moments