Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NEW Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock

What is it? A sandable cardstock that has a "core'dinating" core color instead of a white core. Heavy weight, 80 lb., premium, acid and lignin free. Sand, tear or antique it to reveal the beautiful core colors and add your own creative touch. Canvas texture on one side and smooth on the other.

Scrapbook Haus has a wide assortment including: Black Magic, Vintage Collection, and All in the Family. Stop by the store today and check this stuff out!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Tomorrow Susan is having Open Haus. She will be doing a different special every hour. I got a sneak peek at some of the sales she will be having and they are unbelievable! Some items will be marked off as much as 50%! Be sure to drop by on Sunday for some extra special savings.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Scrapbook Haus has the newest release from Bazzill now in stock. Introducing Dotted Swiss! This tiny polka dot pattern is embossed into the back side of Bazzill’s 80# cardstock - right at the paper mill. Each cute, little dot pops up out of the paper to create a timeless pattern reminiscent of the dotted swiss fabric from days gone by. You've got to get to the Haus and get you some. They've also got the new In Stitch'z templates in stock. These things are super cool! Stop in and tell Susan I sent ya!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


If you haven't been to the store today for the "What's the Deal?" Wednesday sale you are really missing out. I promise, it is worth a trip up there! Just remember to ask Susan what the "Deal of the day" is. WHOOHOO!!!!! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What's the deal Wednesday?...

starts tomorrow! You don't want to miss out on the GREAT special Susan has in store for tomorrow. Be sure to come back to the blog after shopping and post a comment to let us all know just exactly what the "deal" was!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your stuffing be tasty

May your turkey plump,

May your potatoes and gravy

Have never a lump.

May your yams be delicious

And your pies take the prize,

And may your Thanksgiving dinner

Stay off your thighs!
Hope you have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Don't forget, Susan will open the store at 8am on Black Friday. You never know what kind of crazy sales she might have going on!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Classes! Classes! Classes!

I will be at Scrapbook Haus all day Saturday teaching classes. I hope you will join me for one or two! There will be 2 different beginners classes, Basics 1 and Basics 2. Then I will teach a "Countdown 'Till Christmas" block class and finally "The Good Book" class. Both finished products make great gifts, for somebody speacial or to keep for yourself!
Then on Sunday, Michelle will be teaching a "Glimmer Mist" card class. This girl is very talented and you will love her class!
So, call the store today (627-CROP) and sign up for a class or 2 or 3!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Two Great Card Classes

This Sunday, Scrapbook Haus is offering 2 great card classes for the holidays. What a great opportunity to get a jump-start on your Christmas cards. Santa Card class with Michelle
noon - 2pm
Christmas Card class
with Julie
2 - 4 pm $15

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Don't forget to go and VOTE today!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Little Yellow Bicycle is here!

The Christmas line from Little Yellow Bicycle is now on the shelves at Scrapbook Haus. This paper is simply beautiful. I will get a picture posted soon. So, hurry and get to the store and stock up on paper to use for your Christmas cards or on your Christmas layouts.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Layout Using Bo Bunny

I used the Extreme Teen collection from Bo Bunny on my layout. This is my oldest son Grant. He enjoys riding his skateboard and is actually really good at it!
So, if I can get my LO done, you can too! I can't wait to see what everybody creates.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Contest Winner & New Contest

Congratulations to Marcie for winning the 2nd blog contest. Swing by the Scrapbook Haus to pick up your prize. Even though your invitation was to a Bevo Bar-B-Que, :( it was really cute.
For the next contest we will be using paper from Bo Bunny. Scrapbook Haus has several different lines including: Extreme Teen, Teen Chic, Spooktastic, and Beautiful Life. They also have the Double Dot paper in many different colors. Unlike the first 2 contests there is a little catch. You must also use some Bo Bunny ribbon on your entry. I am working on my layout and will post it soon. Have fun!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Busy Week-end

Need something to do this week-end. You've come to the right place! Tonight (10/24) Susan will be having a crop from 6pm - midnight. Cost of admission, just $5. Saturday (10/25) Erika from Inner Beauty Photography will be at Scrapbook Haus to take Pumpkin Patch photos. Check out her web-site for more info: http://www.innerbeautyphoto.net/ She does excellent work. You won't be disappointed. She took these pictures of my boys:

Pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!
Then on Sunday (10/26) Julie will be teaching the "Boo Box" class. Look below for details. Hope you can make it to the Haus for at least one of these events. Have a great week-end and be sure to check back Moday for a new Blog Contest!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Boo Box" Class

Have you ever heard of a BOO BOX? Join Julie for this “sweet surprise” box class that is sure to please your Secret Pal, co-worker, neighbor, friend, or teacher. The class will be Sunday, October 26th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Just $10!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

This Saturday, October 25th, you will have the opportunity to have professional pictures taken of your little darlings at Scrapbook Haus. Erika from Inner Beauty Photography will be there from 10am - 2pm and 3:30 - 6:30pm to take Pumpkin Patch photos. So, dress your kids up in their costumes or bring them in their fall outfits. You are sure to be pleased! Visit http://www.innerbeautyphoto.net/gallery/6096592_dMkZn#382934189_Jcqne or email her at innerbeautyphoto@yahoo.com for more details. (Four legged friends are also welcome!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

JENNI BOWLIN now on the shelves

Check out the Jenni Bowlin that Scrapbook Haus now has in stock. Too cute!!!! (sorry for the glare)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saturday Night Crop

Susan is going to start having crops on Saturday nights for all of you Friday night sports fans. So, call the store, get all the details, and sign up. You never know what she might have in store! 627- 2767

Monday, October 6, 2008


Thanks so much to all of you who attended the Crop 4 a Cure. It was a great success and I hope everybody had a wonderful time and left with lots of new goodies. Congratulations to Joy Pruitt for winning the Cricut! We will be having our 2nd annual Crop for a Cure sometime in 2009. I hope all of you that attended this year will return in '09 to support this cause.

Thanks again to Dr. Kevin Blair for being our Gold sponsor, and thank you local businesses for your generosity: Johnny Carinos, Thundercloud Subs, Crosswalk Coffeehouse, Myron's Steakhouse, Mamacita's, Huisache Grill, Inner Beauty Photography, Jennifer Martin ( http://www.simply-adorable.com/ ), Monique Jensen (Close to my Heart consultant), Making Memories, Pebbles, Inc., Bo Bunny, Glitz, Greg Licht, Dawn Braun (Stampin' Up consultant), Oak Leaf Quilts, The Crossing, Hannah Hedgepeth (Stampin' Up), From Here to There, Kay Braune (Stampin' Up consultant), Office Max, Hobby Lobby (in the Forum), and Stephanie Birkner (Beauti Control consultant).

Finally, thank you so much Scrapbook Haus for letting us use the crop room! We couldn't have done this without you!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


The new web-site is up and running! YEA! Visit often and check out all Scrapbook Haus has in store for you! www.scrapbookhaus.net

Sorry I have not posted in a while. I have been BUSY, BUSY getting things together for the Crop 4 a Cure this Saturday. If you've yet to sign up, call the store ASAP! I promise you will not be disappointed! The goodie bags and door prizes are AWESOME and the food and snacks will be YUMMY! 627-2767 Just $35.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Don't forget to call or e-mail to sign-up for the Crop 4 a Cure. If you register before Thursday, the cost is only $35.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Crop 4 a Cure

The crop is quickly approaching. If you haven't reserved your spot, do so today! If you sign up by Monday, September 29th, you will receive a $10 store credit to use while you are at the crop! Johnny Carino's will be catering lunch and we will have Thundercloud Subs bringing supper. There will also be lots of snacks, chocolate, and even some wine! We have received some generous donations from several local businesses to be used as door prizes, and our grand prize will be a Cricut Machine! (I'm bummed that I am not eligible to win any of these great items!) So, call the store today and save your spot. 627-2767 I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support to this worthy cause.
Reid and his Daddy want to say "THANK YOU" too!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Scrap Pink Week-end canceled

Due to the Rodeo/Fair being in town this week-end, Scrap Pink has been canceled. However, the Crop 4 a Cure is still scheduled for the following Saturday. (October 4th) There will be 2 meals, snacks, goodie bags, door prizes, contests, and lots of fun! Call and reserve your spot today. 627-2767

Sunday, September 21, 2008

And the winner is......

The winner of the first Blog Contest is entry #3 submitted by Erika Gilbreth. Congratulations Erika! Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Haus and pick up your prize. I will post pictures of all 4 entries soon.

The deadline for the 2nd contest has been extended a week. So, if you haven't gotten a chance to get your entry to the Haus using the collegiate paper, you have an extra week. The new deadline is Friday, September 26th.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Revamping Web-Site

Scrapbook Haus is in the process of renovating their web-site. Please use this temporary e-mail address if you need to contact the store. scrapbookhaus@yahoo.com They can always be reached by phone at 627-2767. Thanks!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A little video

I've put together a short video about my son, Reid, and his daily life with diabetes. If you are thinking about attending the Crop 4 a Cure and haven't made up your mind, please watch this.


Thank you so much! I hope you will join us on October 4th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog Contest

Don't forget to turn your contest entries in using the Sports Solution collegiate paper. The deadline is this Friday, September 19th. While your there cast your vote for the first contest entries! Here's my creation using the Texas Longhorn papers. I was pleased with the final result, but how can you go wrong with burnt orange and Bevo?!? :)

New Disney

For all of you that have been asking for more Disney, it's in! Sponge Bob, Cars, High School Musical, and Hannah Montana All the princesses, of course!
Dora, Diego, and Thomas the Train
So stop by Scrapbook Haus and pick up your favorite Disney character today!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Please say a pray for those in the path of Hurricane Ike.


Tomorrow is the big Garage Sale at Scrapbook Haus. The store will open at 9am. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I can't believe it has already been 7 years since the 9/11 attacks. I remember being in a classroom full of 1st graders when I heard the horrific news. Be sure to take a moment today to remember all those in thought and prayer who were directly affected by the attack. I am so glad to have a president in the White House that is not afraid to stand up to evil, even though it makes his approval rating so low. God bless George W. and God bless this great country where we can all enjoy our freedom.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Garage Sale this Saturday

Just a reminder about the upcoming Garage Sale this Saturday. Come with your cash in hand to find some spectacular bargains. This is a great way to stock up on scrapbook items at a really low price. The sale will begin at 9am and last until 6pm.

Have you seen the new Round-It-All by Zutter? It is a heavy Duty Corner Rounder that comes with a lifetime warranty and rounds almost anything and everything up to 1/8'' material thickness. Round chipboard, tin, leather and acrylic! It comes in 2 sizes. This baby is a must have. Scrapbook Haus carries them both along with lots of other Zutter products. Stop by the Haus and check 'em out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


There are 3 terrific entries for the first blog contest. Be sure you drop by the store and vote for your favorite. While you're there, pick up some of the new college paper by Sports Solutions, and participate in the 2nd blog contest. Remember, your entry doesn't have to be a scrapbook layout. So, get creative and shows us what 'cha got! :) (Pictures of this paper are posted under the August 28th blog entry.) I am working on my example using this paper, and I will get it posted ASAP! The deadline to turn your entry into the Haus is Friday, September 19th. The winner of the 1st contest will be announced that same day.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Contest Deadline, New Page Kit and New Contest

Don't forget to get your entries for the first blog contest turned in today. Since there is a crop this evening you have until midnight to bring it to the store

NEW PAGE KIT - available tomorrow 9/6. Just in time for those back to school pictures, this layout is titled "So Ready". Get to the Haus and check it out.
Blog Contest #2
As soon as I talk to Susan, I will post the "product of the week" for the next contest. So, stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Just in case you missed out on the e-mail, here's the scoop for the Birthday Weekend:

This weekend come celebrate Scrapbook Haus’ First Anniversary!
Events of the weekend:

Friday(store hours 10:00am-6:00pm)
Dinner crop 6:00 – midnight $15.00 per person
Dinner catered by The Frosted Pear
Garden Salad
Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken
Long Grain and Wild Rice
Door prizes and as always 10% off your purchases!

Saturday* (store hours 10:00am – 6:00pm)
“Artists in Residence”
Susan Casto 11:30 – 3:00
Carrie Avery 2:00 – 4:00
Come watch them as they craft beautiful projects.
Make and Takes in our crop room 11:00 – 4:00
Door prizes
Cupcakes and Punch

Sunday*(store hours 12:00 – 5:00pm)
Make and Takes in our crop room
Door prizes
Cupcakes, hot dogs, and punch 12:00 – 2:00

*What’s a party without balloons?
At your time of check-out Saturday and Sunday, pick a balloon, and pop it to reveal our gift to you!
It could be a gift card, a Crop Time Key Tag, or a discount applied to your purchase!
That’s our way of saying, ”Thanks so much”!

We appreciate your business and hope to see you this weekend!

Sounds like lots of fun. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birthday Dinner Crop (9/5 from 6pm - midnight)

Call today and reserve your spot for the Friday night crop. Come help celebrate the one year anniversary of our local scrapbook store. The food will be catered by Frosted Pear. (I think Susan is going to order the honey mustard chicken with rice and salad. It is soooo delicious!) If you need a "more healthy" choice, just call the store and let Susan know.) Along with dinner, there will be door prizes, discounts, and more. You don't want to miss out on the fun! Call or e-mail to save your spot today because space is limited. Hope to see you there! crop@scrapbookhaus.net or 627-CROP

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Check Your E-Mail

Be sure to check your e-mail for a special Labor Day sale. Not on the Scrapbook Haus e-mail list? All you have to do is shoot an e-mail to the store crop@scrapbookhaus.net and ask to be put on their e-mail list. Don't miss out on all the special e-mail list sales.

Don't forget, Scrapbook Haus WILL be opened on Labor Day from 10am - 6pm.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blog Contest Deadline Extended

Since this week was crazy for everybody with school starting, I am going to give you an extra week to complete your contest entries. The new deadline will be Friday, September 5th. Remember, all you have to do is go to Scrapbook Haus and buy some paper made by Tinkering Ink, create a layout, card, altered item, etc., return it to the Haus and then wait for customers to vote. If your creation receive the most votes, you win!!

I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. Stay safe. Remember, Scrapbook Haus WILL be opened on Labor Day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Bo Bunny

The new Bo Bunny is here and stocked. There are 4 collections and they are all AWESOME!

The first collection, Xtreme Teen, is double sided and would be great to use for boys. I can't wait to scrapbook some pictures of my guys skateboarding using this paper.

The second collection, Teen Chic, is a beautiful mix of pinks, blues, and greens. When I saw it, I told Susan, "Man, I need a little girl!" The pictures don't do justice for this paper. It is really pretty.

The next collection, Beautiful Life, would work perfectly for any fall pictures. You could also use it for your Thanksgiving photos. It is absolutely gorgeous.
And finally, the Spooktastic Collection. It makes me want to go ahead and dress the boys up in their Halloween costumes, just so I can use some of this cool paper!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? I know we are around my house. As I was taking pictures of the new Bo Bunny stuff, Susan was unpacking some really cool college paper. I went ahead and snapped some photos of all of it as well. They have Longhorn, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and Baylor to choose from. You can choose from several different patterned papers, stickers, and even an embroidered patch! They also have some really cool paper for all of the local area schools. All I have to say is "WHOO HOO!" (and Hook 'em Horns!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Page Kits and New Products

Did you know Scrapbook Haus sells page Kits? These kits are super easy, super fun, and super cute! Each kit comes with everything you need to create either a 1 or 2 page 12 X 12 layout. They even include assembly instructions. One kit on sale now is "So Blessed".
Last time I was in the store there were only 2 of these page kits left. So, don't miss out. They also have several 1 page kits still in stock. A new page kit is usually added every other week. If you have an idea for a kit you would like to see, let me know. scrapbookhausblog@yahoo.com
When I talked to Susan yesterday, she was BUSY unpacking a new shipment from Bo Bunny. She said there was a lot of really cool stuff. As soon as I get a chance, I will get pictures posted. They've also received a shipment from Karen Foster. So, stop in and see all the new goodies in stock.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Facing your FEARS!

"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is." ----German Proverb

Last October, after a small rain, I went to go pick Reid up from school. In order to miss the school zones and traffic between our house and his school, I would take Hueco Springs Loop (which eventually turns into River Road). For those of you not familiar with that route, it is your typical hill country back road, full of twists, turns and hills. I had my 2 youngest with me nicely buckled up in the backseat. Before I knew it, I was spinning out of control. After what seemed liked 4 or 5 complete circles (the police report only said 1 1/2), I hit several large oak trees and totaled my husband's car. Praise God, none of us were hurt. I am still a very nervous driver, especially when it rains. For the last 10 months I have avoided that road like the plague! But this morning, the time had come. In order to arrive to school on time, I had to take the dreaded route! So, with clutched hands on the wheel I made the left turn and headed down the road. My 4 year old chimes in from the backseat, "Momma, you're going to crash the car again." I assured him that I was going to be VERY CAREFUL and that we would be fine. Poor little guy, I think I've scarred him for life. I was quite nervous and drove only about 25MPH. ( I apologize if you were one of the 3 cars behind me.) When I finally came to the red light and the loop, I breathed a big sigh of relief. I had made it! YEA! My hands ached (from squeezing the steering wheel so tight) and my heart was pounding, but I was so proud of myself for facing that fear.

I remember another "fear" I had to face about 8 years ago. The fear to start scrapbooking. That may sound crazy, but I was really nervous about getting started. I thought, I will never catch up. My oldest was almost 2 and I had a baby due in a few months. How would I ever get it all done? My sister kept insisting that it wasn't about staying "caught" up. So, I finally started with my newest roll of film. (before we all went digital!) At first I did so good. Ever time I got a roll developed, I would get all the pictures scrapped before it was time to develop another roll. Well, 4 more kids and a tub full of pictures later, I am so behind it's not even funny!

My sister was right, that's not what scrapbooking is all about. To me it's about preserving memories in a way far more special than just sliding them into a plastic sleeve in a photo album. When I scrapbook, I want my boys to be able to look back on the pictures and relive the event just like it happened yesterday. I want them to be able to read journaling that lets them know exactly what my thoughts or even their thoughts were at the time. I want them to be able to look back, enjoy, and know how much they mean to me. That is why I scrapbook. Will I ever catch up? Maybe. Does that matter. NO.

I did a layout yesterday from the JDRF Walk last October. I was supposed to be cleaning out my stuff and came across some paper I bought at Scrapbook Haus the day it opened! I enjoyed getting to think back to that day and the good time that we had. I also enjoyed getting to use some of the goodies that I had bought almost a year ago. It's so hard for me to believe a year has almost passed. I can't wait to see what the Haus has in store for the birthday celebration! Stay tuned, as soon as I know, I will let you know! (paper used - Moxxie)

So, what fear do you need to face? Remember, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". --FDR - First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

Monday, August 25, 2008

And they're off....

The first day of school! WhooHoo! and BooHoo! I was ready for a little bit of peace and quiet, but I was not ready to get up at 5:45!!! I hope all of you that have kiddos in school enjoy their first day back. I am looking forward to being back on a schedule and having more time to sit down and actually get some scrapbooking done. First I need to go through all my stuff and weed out some things for the upcoming Garage Sale. (September 13th) Then I need to get organized. I really need some help with that. Does anybody have any good ideas they would like to share?My 5 Boys!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Something near and dear to my heart

Children? What would we do without them? They make us smile, laugh, cry, and loose our minds. I know I wouldn't trade my job as the mom of 5 boys for any other occupation in the world. On April 15, 2007, my 5 year old son (now 6) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I've said many times that hearing your child has a chronic illness sends a wave of panic through you as parent like nothing else I've ever known. Reid has to be one of the bravest, toughest little guys I know. He endures at least 4 shots of insulin a day, as well as having his finger poked to test his blood sugar level 6 - 10 times a day. He very rarely complains and has really accepted that this is just a part of his daily life. As his mom, I just want to make it all go away. So, I am on a mission to help raise money to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This foundation is the key to finding a cure in Reid's lifetime. As a mom, finding that cure for my son is priority #1. Susan has very graciously offered the use of the crop room at Scrapbook Haus to hold a "Crop 4 a Cure" benefit crop. We will have lunch, supper, snacks, drinks, contests, and door prizes that will blow your mind! Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot today. Thanks! :)

On a different note, several people have come into the store and ask Susan some questions about the blog contest. So, let me clarify a few rules. Your entry does not have to be a 12 X 12 layout. It can be 6 X 6, 8 1/2 X 11, or whatever size you would like to make. In fact, your entry doesn't even have to be a layout. If you are a card maker, you can enter a card. If you like to alter items, then go for it! As long as your finished product uses the item of the week (this week it's Tinkering Ink) then that will work. So, once again, what are you waiting for.....get busy!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thank You Teachers

With the hussle and bussle of getting the kiddos ready to go back to school, don't forget their teacher. Check out the magnet boards Scrapbook Haus has. They are super easy to decorate and are so darn cute! Susan has a variety of sizes to choose from and of course lots of options when it comes to choosing the right paper. Let your child's teacher know you truly appreciate them right from the start.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Blog Contest

Are you ready to have some fun, get some scrapbooking done, and possibly win a prize? I hope so. There is going to be a weekly blog contest. The rules are simple. Each week I will choose a specific product. It will be your job to visit Scrapbook Haus, purchase the product, and then create a layout using it. After you are done with your masterpiece, bring it back to the Haus so it can be judged by customers. Each challenge will be posted on Friday. You will have one week to complete the challenge and bring it in. The judging will last for one week. The layout receiving the most votes will receive an AWESOME prize from Scrapbook Haus. The prize could be a gift card, a great discount coupon, even free products! Any questions? Just e-mail me at scrapbookhausblog@yahoo.com.
The featured product this week is Tinkering Ink. I love their paper! Scrapbook Haus has 7 different collections including:

Plus 2 additional BRAND NEW collections: Beau Jardine and Retro Metro. You will have to visit the store to see these two!

You can choose any of the 7 different collections shown and listed above. I made my layout using the Fresco collection. When I saw it, I had to buy it, even though I have 5 boys and it has LOTS of PINK! :) I decided to use a picture of my DH and I and was very pleased with the outcome.So, what are you waiting for? Take the challenge and get to scrappin'! You have until next Friday, August 29th, to get your layout completed and returned to the Haus. Judging will take place from August 30th - September 4th. The winner will be announced (on the Blog) on Friday, September 5th. Have fun!!! I can't wait to see all your talented work.