Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Piggy Tales Collection

Piggy Tales has a delightful line in the store called "5 Little Ducks Collection." It really is suitable for more than baby-themed projects. This layout was created with 3 of the double-sided cardstock papers. I also used a Hero Arts rubber stamp to create the flourish embellishment. (I always forget that rubber stamps can be used for more than cards.) Unfortunately this photo does not emphasize the details; parts of the flourish are decorated with Basic Grey bling.

The note card below was created from 1/2 sheet of this collection. It could be used as a note card, kid's birthday card, or party invitation. Select strips were cut out from the paper and arranged on the front of a plain white card. Another strip was glued to the inside of the card. Very fast and easy project!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Gift Idea

Is it time to start hinting to your family what you'd like for Christmas? Scrapbook Haus offers gift cards so you can pick out your own gift (solves the problem of receiving stuff you already own).

Another option is a Scrapbook Haus Crop Time Key Tag. The cost is $60 and it is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. The key tag entitles you to free access to the crop room and die cuts (provided there is not a class scheduled), three free crop nights, $15 class tuition money, and 15% discount on purchases made on your birthday. So you can truly enjoy your gift all year long!

AND just for our Blog visitors: Until Dec 24, you can purchase a key tag for a special price of $45. Just mention you want the Blogger special at checkout.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Even Bigger Weekend Ahead!

Just when I thought I had a busy weekend ahead, I received even bigger news. Liz (with Debbie Gunion) will be at Scrapbook Haus on Sunday, Dec 13 from 1-3 PM conducting a FREE Make n' Take featuring "Tattered Angels" products. This will be her third visit to Scrapbook Haus and she brings fabulous project ideas everytime. You won't want to miss her presentation. (I wonder if Susan has sleeping bags so we can just camp out in the crop room for the weekend. Read below for details on how we're ringing in the New Year Saturday night.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Big Events this Saturday

It may be cold outside but it's going to be hot, hot, hot Saturday, December 12 at Scrapbook Haus. The day is packed with fun events to make you smile whether you are an expert crafter or a novice.

From 1-5 PM, two different Make 'n Takes will be offered in the store. JimmyeSue of Texana Designs/Jam'n Stamps fame will be helping guests create a Christmas bookmark. You know how cute her artwork is so you won't want to miss it. Plus as a participant, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous prize. Additionally, I will be helping guests create a "Cozy Winter" treat. And the best part... both these events are totally FREE! If you're looking for inexpensive ideas for teacher gifts, this is the place to be. Both projects will be offered continuously throughout the afternoon so stop by anytime to join in the fun.

That evening 6 pm to midnight will be the last crop for 2009. Yes, it's kinda like New Year's Eve in Scrapbook land. The cost is only $7 for six hours of creative fun. Bring a friend along to celebrate the season and ring out 2009. Just call the store to reserve a seat. We look forward to seeing you Saturday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday night crop

The next crop night is this Saturday night, December 5. This can be the perfect time to finish those Christmas cards or handmade gifts. The cost is only $7 for six hours of creative time away from all the distractions at home. And don't forget you can use all the dies and punches while you are there. Be sure to call Scrapbook Haus to reserve your seat!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas New Arrival

The new Basic Gray collection "Eskimo Kisses" is now in the store. It features double-sided cardstock-weight paper in non-traditional Christmas colors (pale blue, pink, lime green). I created this card using three sheets of paper from this collection. This is a great idea for a quick yet handmade Christmas card. The front panel of the card is simply 1/6 of a sheet of "Rooftop" so you can create 6 cards from a single sheet. I used "Evergreen" for the card base; but, you can use a pre-folded white card instead. The greetings were printed on the computer. The pink stripe along the bottom is really one of the stripes found on "Powdered Sugar." I still have at least 13 more stripes on this sheet of paper for future projects. This collection gives you a variety of choices. (I also noticed a really cute Bling blue crystal Christmas tree embellishment that matches this collection.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Gift Idea

In case you're looking for creative ways to wrap gifts this season, check out the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection "Ode to Joy." I made this bag topper with one panel from the 12 x 12 sheet. I like it because it is not the traditional red/green combo. I used Diamond Stickles to outline the panel and to highlight areas in the floral pattern on the bag. The color of the Stickles really looks gold which is Christmas-y to me.

If you look at what is left from this 12 x 12 sheet, you can see what a value you get from this purchase. I still have one panel left to create another bag topper, two vertical panels suitable for cards, one large panel for a 6" x 6" album, and four square images suitable for gift tags. Stop by the store to see the rest of the samples I created from this versatile collection.

Hosting the family this year?

Are you looking for ways to make your holiday meal special? You might want to create placecards and/or menu cards for each place setting. This is a simple way to add a personal touch.

The base for both projects is Bazzill Metallics cardstock in a copper color. You can tell from the photo the shininess of this cardstock. The placecard was covered in a fall-look pattern paper and topped with a die cut leaf. The name was written with a Jelly Roll pen.

The menu card is really a pocket card created from the copper cardstock. Eyelets hold the flap closed to create the pocket. A strip of black ribbon accents the front of the pocket. The menu was typed in a Word document and printed on vellum. The vellum was then double matted on brown cardstock and then the fall printed paper.

Since Bazzill makes the Metallics cardstock in other colors, you can also tailor this idea for a Christmas or New Years' dinner. Happy eating!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Bazzill Basic Paper template, paper piercer, needle, scrapbooking floss, mat
Place template on paper where you would like your design. Use paper piercer to poke hole in the middle of template. (make use to use a mat that is soft so that it is easy to poke the holes) After tracing all the holes.....
Use the needle to sew the thread into the holes. When you finish you should have the same design that you chose to trace.
Cosmo Cricket~ Nutmeg (Autumn, falling down); Cardstock~ orange peel, red; Scrapbook thread~ brown; Stickles~ cinnamon; Glossy accents
"Giddy Up"
Paper Trunk~ wrangler giddy up, spurs,buck-a roo; buttons~ brown,green & off white; Ribbon~ ball fringe; Pen~ Gelly Roll (clearstar);p Stickles~ X Mas Red

"School Days"

Simple Simon Collection~fair piggy tale, mother's pail; Cardstock~ red, yellow, green, blue, brown; Ribbon~ school days; Stickers~ from stash

Make sure to stop by the Haus to see all the great new product.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Upcoming Weekend Events

Looking for an opportunity to get away? Scrapbook Haus is hosting a Lucky Friday the 13th crop. Just think seven hours of uninterrupted time to scrap! How lucky can you get? Since this is the busiest photo-taking time of year, get a head start on your holiday layouts. Just call the store to reserve your spot.

On Saturday, I will be hosting the Introduction to Scrapbooking class 10 am -12 noon. We will explore all the basic equipment and techniques used in scrapbooking. Bring 2-3 photos and go home with a completed 12 x 12 layout. And the best part is that the class is FREE. Just be sure to call the store to reserve a seat before the class fills up.

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's a Girl Thing

I fell in love with this collection as soon as I saw it. This is the Perfectly Posh collection by Imaginisce. You can see the glittery accents in the photo on the left. The thermographic bonding allows the glitter to sparkle but NOT to flake off. The collection includes some cute images ranging from pink poodles to shoes to lipsticks to purses. It reminds me of the children's book series "Fancy Nancy." The cardstock weight paper is double-sided--- another favorite of mine as you get two patterns for the price of one sheet of paper.
Here are two cards I made using this collection.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nikki Sivils visit

If you've been into the store lately, you might have noticed the cute Christmas and Halloween collections on the end caps. The artist, Nikki Sivils, visited Scrapbook Haus Oct 18 to conduct a mini- album workshop and make n' take. (As you can tell, she looks just like her publicity photos. ) She demonstrated many different uses for her collection. Her single sheet of Halloween embellishments includes two card fronts as well as several individual items to cut out and decorate your layouts. She also brought along product samples such as this Ghost chipboard album. Her double-sided cardstock gives you several pattern options without having to buy lots of paper to complete your project. Her collection also includes a set of acrylic stamps to coordinate with the artwork on the paper. Check out her product if you are looking for some whimsical designs.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Card Tutorial

Howdy y'all! Vicki Flinchum here. Thought I'd share a card I did to demonstrate paper flower making. I used Harlee Quinnz Designs patterned paper, acrylic stamps, charms and fiber. Check out what Scrapbook Haus has in stock!!

Hop on over the the Harlee Quinnz Designs Blog for the full tutorial. And....Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick Halloween Treat Bag

Here is a quick project for last minute Halloween plans. This is the make n' take project that artist Nikki Sivils did at Scrapbook Haus Oct 18. Simply fill a zip-lock snack bag with candy. Then create a bag topper by stapling a folded 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" cardstock piece to both ends to hide the zip-lock. This sample used black cardstock for the main piece. A 1" strip of orange patterned cardstock was glued to the edge to allow a place to stamp the greeting. The 4 circular medallions were punched out of patterned cardstock. The ghost was stamped, cut out, and glued to the front of the topper. Nikki's paper designs feature other images that could also be used to embellish your treat bag. Your "little ghosts" will enjoy receiving such a spirited treat bag!

Have you been looking for me?

Sorry I have been MIA lately? Life has gotten the way of scrapbooking. I hate when that happen. LOL Well today I will be doing the Technique Tuesday!

Boarder Punches....They are so fun and an easy way to add a little something to a card or Layout.
Here is the card I made using the Imaginice Lets Roll line. I added a chipboard 4; cardstock~ orange, red, and yellow

I also wanted to say Thank You for all the Ladies that came out to the Cricut Class Saturday. I hope you learned ALOT!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Come to the Haus this Saturday, October 24th from 10:30 - noon and learn about Flower Soft, unmounted stamps, Scor-Pal, and the Cuttlebug. There will also be a free make and take!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Page Kit

Page kits make your scrapbooking quick and easy. Come to the Haus and pick up your "Fun at the Fair" page kit today. Don't delay...kits are limited.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Cuttlebug embossing folders are great....
A plain piece of orange cardstock , Cuttlebug, pumpkin embossing folder
cut a paper and place in between mats
here is what it will look like when you roll in all the way through
I colored the front and add a fall sticker then made a card.

Help us Find a Cure

Almost 3 years ago, my 7 year old son, Reid, was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. We are once again walking in the JDRF Walk for a Cure on Saturday, October 17th. We would love to have you join us for the walk. Please visit for more information. THANKS!!! Angela ;-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Don't miss out!

On all the great products that the Haus just got in. It is CKC weekend in San Marcos and we are celebrating at the store. Swing by and find out what deals are going on!
It's still not too & get your spot!
Crazy Kraftin’ Crop
Saturday, September 19th
6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Contests, door prizes, snacks, and FUN!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Is that a word???? O My Goodness....I was in the Scrapbook Haus this am and there is so much new stuff. I am trying to remember it all; I will list a couple of products as a sneak peek. But you have got to go by the store and see with your own eyes! Awesome stuff........

Imaginise ~

Let's Roll

Perfectly Posh

Best Creations~

Sweaty Pie
Trick or Treat
These 2 are a few sample, there are many new lines from Best Creations

Harlee Quinnz Designs ~

Graphic 45~

Domestic Goddess

There are many more that I am forgetting......swing by there and take a look at all the fun new products that are arriving daily.

Don't for get about this Saturday's Crop!!!!!!!!!!
Crazy Kraftin’ Crop
Saturday, September 19th

6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Contests, door prizes, snacks, and FUN!
Due to space availability, tables are reserved and paid for in advance!
Call and reserve your spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009


The new Halloween papers are arriving at the store! This layout was created from just two sheets of the Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" collection. As soon as I saw the artwork, I knew it would be perfect for pumpkin patch photos. Since the cardstock is double-sided, I was able to use one side for the pumpkin photo mat and heart border and the other side for the striped accent. The chevron design on the right side is created by folding back the striped paper to reveal the color on the reverse side. NO stickers or die cuts were needed. The complete cost was under $2.50! If you stay with this black & grey collection, it does not matter what color your children's (or pet's) costumes are. The neutral colors will match just fine.

This is also an example of Murphy's Law. I always do the title last. I was so excited to be getting this finished. But as soon as the last letter was glued down, I knew the orange paper was not showing up on the bold stripes. I am not one to tear apart layouts and start over. Luckily, I had a black Glaze pen on hand to outline each of the orange letters to make them stand out.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Anna Griffin

Beautiful new "Flora Christmas" paper from Anna Griffin is now in stock. I had trouble finding a good picture to post, so you will gave to go to the store and check it out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Graphic 45 and Little Yellow Bicycle

Graphic 45 "Domestic Goddess"
Little Yellow Bicycle "Autumn Bliss"
"Haunted House" chipboard album

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lunchbox Love Notes Swap Due Friday Sept 18

We still have a few spots open on the Lunchbox Love Notes. If you are interested in signing up please send me an email at We have one spot in the Princess category; one spot in Sports and three spots in Motivational Saying. This swap is real easy. You are making 5 lunch box love notes in the category that you signed up.

2 x 3.5 or larger. Circles, squares, stars, hearts, tags are fine as long as they meet the minimum size requirement. These should be made with high quality textured cardsock and layered at least TWO times. Journaling lines are required either by stamp or printed from your computer. Notes should be embellished at least once.

On a personal note, when I picked up my 3 year today he was still asleep and he was holding on to his love note that I put in with his lunch. How cute was that ... if you have signed up and get a friend to take a spot YOU WIN A PRIZE!!!! Can't wait to hear from you -- EMAIL ME!

Two new Cosmo Cricket lines...

...are now on the shelves at the Haus. Stop by and check them out.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bo Bunny "St Nick" is here!

The "St Nick" collection by Bo Bunny is on the shelf at Scrapbook Haus and it sure is cute. The images invoke an old-time Christmas feel. The ivory, pine green, and deep red colors are traditonal favorites. All the pages are double-sided which increases your options. Susan also has two choices of cardstock stickers, alphabet stickers, journaling blocks, and bling to coordinate with all the paper.

I selected the holly pattern and the green polka dot paper. Using just those two sheets of cardstock and one sheet of cardstock stickers, I created all the projects in the photo. That's right: one shutter card, three note cards, and four gift tags were created and I had a few scraps of paper left. Bo Bunny really gives you a great value for their product.

The rest of the line also includes a jolly St Nick, deep red polka dot paper, and a smaller holly print paper not pictured above. For more info on shutter cards, see the posting below.

Shutter Cards

I just finished creating two new shutter cards that are on display at the store. The first card uses just one sheet of the Best Creations cardstock. I love the cherubs on this paper. The thermographic images and the glitter effects make this paper beautiful. I really did not need any other paper patterns to decorate the panels. I used a Fiskars border punch on the right edge and wove a ribbon through the slots. This paper could be used for wedding pages, bridal shower invitations, baby pages, or Valentines.

The second card was created from two sheets of cardstock from the Bo Bunny St Nick collection that just arrived in the store. The cardstock is double-sided so I really had 4 patterns to work with. The colors are so well coordinated that you can't make an error matching patterns. A few Bo Bunny cardstock stickers finish up the card.
Both of these projects are really unique looking and are created with just a few well-placed score & cut lines. Head over to the store to check them out!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just got back from The Haus...

Susan got some GREAT stuff in!!

NEW Glimmer Mist and the colors are BEAUTIFUL!!! Candle lite, Pearl, Cinder, Olive Vine, Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint Stick, Pashmina & many more!

Tattered Angels Bingo cards (TOO CUTE!)

Bo Bunny Flutter Butter paper, flowers, buttons, jewels and eyelets

and The St. Nick collection

This St. Nick collection is just BEAUTIFUL!! Classic designs, reminds me of an old "night before Christmas" book I had when I was little.

Super cute stuff! Look for projects coming soon!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Products

Two super cute lines from Daisy Bucket arrived at the Haus today. Swing by the store and check them out.
"My Little Monsters"
"Farmers Market"