Monday, September 27, 2010

Always late.....

I seem to always be late.....sorry! This will become habit and all will be good someday!
I also need to announce the winner of our first give-a-way! Congrats to MARIE!!! Just let us know the next time you are in, your prize is waiting!!!

I think to make it up to you all we need to have another give-a-way! Leave a comment and we will announce the winner next Sunday!

You can also check out my personal blog (link on the left) to see what I created this past weekend at the crop! If you stopped in to say hi you might have already seen them! If not, you should have!!! Scrap happy crops are the best! A little crowded for our space but we are working on that...hint, hint!

Here is a sample of the card kit for the week!
Only $10!
Card kit available Monday while supplies last!
Here is the $5.00 Wed layout!
5 bucks for a layout? great way to catch up or
get a creative quick fix!
Available starting Wed! while supplies last!

Till the next time!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

what's new?

Busy, busy, much new product! It makes me want to scrap and not work!!!! We have received the new Sassafras Lass, some more Maya Road, more Cricut cartridges and more! PLUS...the ups guy is gonna be busy this week!

Are you a kit club member? if not, YOU NEED TO JOIN!!!!! This is the best! New product, fresh ideas, and co-ordinating embellishments in just the right amounts!!! oh and a discount! who can pass that up?

I have had the pleasure to start to work with the November kit...(i know what you are thinking!!! yes, NOVEMBER! I can be organized! just don't tell anyone!!)

Here is a sneak peek!

kit club can be shipped! just  in case you are not lucky enough to be local!!!

till the next time!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My new favorite.....

Ok, I  have to admit I to suffer from the same addiction as many of you, just on a much larger scale!!! I love all this beautiful product and "need " to have it all!!!

I just wanted to share my new favorite....Crate Paper....I love all the new lines!!!

Leave me a comment and I will draw a random winner of some Crate Paper goodness.... I will draw a winner on the 15th....which is also kit club reveal day! Are you a member yet?  trust me....we have them planned thru January and they all are wondeful! I can't wait to play with them all!!!

till the next time!


Cosmo Cricket Card Class

Be one of the lucky ones to sign up for this class! Or simply purchase a kit! check out our calendar at

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July Kit Club

Are you a member yet? Club members receive a 20% discount every month on the kit! No membership fees to join! Stop in and sign up!

Monday, July 12, 2010

$5.00 Wednesday Layout

Did you know? Every Wednesday we have a new single page layout for only $5.00!!! So stop in this week and pick one up! This is a great way to be crafty and not have to pull all your upplies out! Take it to the ball game, the camp grounds, even while waiting for an appointment!

Friday, July 2, 2010

They are here!!!!

They arrived today! YES the new Memory Box Holiday & Fall stamps are here!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!

Want some more goodness? YES, Dave B, the designer and co-owner of this wonderful company is
coming to Scrap Happy!!! Here are the details!

Dave will be teaching two classes:

Memory Box Colored Pencils

Come and learn about color, blending and shading while using Memory Box images and papers. Each student will make 5 cards using colored pencil techniques that will make you color like a pro! We'll put color to work in analogous and complementary color schemes to really make your greeting cards stand out! Cost is $40.

Thursday July 29,2010 from 11-1Pm

                                                   Memory Box Watercolor

This fun class teaches watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. Learn the advantages of each watercolor media and get some helpful tips for applying watercolor to greeting cards. Try out different types of watercolor paper while learning washes and blending techniques. Each student will create 5 cards in an informative and supportive teaching style. Cost $40

Thursday July 29, 2010 from 2-4 PM.

Dave will provide the pencils in class, however feel free to bring your own if you'd like.

Both classes will be using the brand new Christmas and Fall Stamps that we have not even seen yet!

Sign up for both classes for $70...a $10 savings!

Sign up soon because each class is limited to 16 people so that Dave can give everyone personal attention

Call the store asap and reserve your spot today! 419-443-0882


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Look what's coming......

Is this beautiful or what????
I know it is hot out but looking at this beautiful new Christmas paper puts me in the mood to start my Christmas cards...(#3new year resolution:CHRISTMAS CARDS! I have not sent any since I opened the store and yes i am was one of those that sent cards for every holiday!!)

The best part of this collection is there are stamps that go with AND the owner & designer of Memory Box stamps is coming to SCRAP HAPPY to teach 2 classes!!!!

Memory Box Colored Pencils
Come and learn about color, blending and shading while using Memory Box images and papers. Each student will make 5 cards using colored pencil techniques that will make you color like a pro! We'll put color to work in analogous and complementary color schemes to really make your greeting cards stand out! Cost is $40.

Thursday July 29,2010 from 11-1PM

                                                               Memory Box Watercolor

This fun class teaches watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. Learn the advantages of each watercolor media and get some helpful tips for applying watercolor to greeting cards. Try out different types of watercolor paper while learning washes and blending techniques. Each student will create 5 cards in an informative and supportive teaching style. Cost $40

Thursday July 29, 2010 from 2-4 PM.
Both classes will feature the brand new not yet releases Christmas, Fall & Halloween stamps from this great company!!!!
The only supplies you will nedd to bring are adhesive and trimmer! Dave will supply everything else!
$10 discount is given when you sign up for BOTH classes! There are only 16 15 spots (i gotta take these!!) left!
Call or stop in soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Kit!!

June Kit now available! Are you a member? This is how it works.....
Kits are released on the 15ht of each month. Each kit contains the latest & greatest from the best companies PLUS a great variety of embellishments to create some beautiful crafty goodness!

This months kit features:
My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Maya Road, Jenni Bowlin, Webster's Pages, Basic Grey & Bazzill!

I created 3 layouts & 1 card out of 1 kit!!!

kits are available to membership required!
If you would like to be guaranteed 1 each month AND save 20% on each kit a membership is available!


Monday, May 31, 2010

June Copic classes

Here are the samples for my June advanced Copic classes. I am cutting them down to once a month for the summer and they will be held on Saturdays. Check with the store for details and exact dates and times for the classes each month.

Here are the cards:

(got a little fix to do on this one.....little outside the lines....OOPS!)

Love these dust bunnies!!!

Hope to see you all at class....

Until later....Sharon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I am Copic CRAZY!!!!!!

Wanted to pop in and let you know that I have not forgotten you all. We are back from Mega Meet...and what a great time that was!!!! I saw Tim Holtz for the first time and got him to sign his book for me "in person"....I say in person because it was signed by him to me...I just was not present at the time and it said something about me missing a great I had him sign it in person. He thought it was prety funny. He is not what I thought him to be. I thought he would be very uppity and standoffish....but I saw none of that from him at all. Very nice guy. Mingled and had lots of pics taken with lots of people.

Anyway, back to the blog....I am going to be working on this blog a lot in the VERY near future (I am actually figuring out how I am going to do it exactly at the present time). I promise you will like it when it is all done. I am adding buttons on it so you can click around and find what you are looking for very easily...and it will be in stay tuned!!

In the meantime, I thought I would share my Copic addiction with you all...hahaha. I have graduated to bigger and better totes to carry my markers to classes with me so I will show you what I had and what I now have....I still need something like 32 markers to have all 334 of them!!!! UGH!!!!

Anyway, I started with this....

Moved up to this....

and now have THIS!! .... are going to think I am crazy, but they need more colors!!! There is not a very good selection of yellows at all....and a couple others, too, but the yellows leave a lot to be desired for me.

Thanks for letting me share my addiction.....haha. If you want to learn how to color with these markers, come into the store and sign up for a beginner Copic do not have to have the markers for this class and you will love it!!!

And don't forget to stay tuned for the new and improved blog in the very near future!!!!!

Until later....Sharon

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I have been soooo busy coloring samples for Mega Meet but I got a card made to share with you tonight. And....just so you know....I forgot to take pics of the images I have colored so far but am going to go into Scrap Happy and get some pics tomorrow so you all can see what I have been up to...maybe then I will be forgiven for slacking on here. I promise to be back up to normal once Mega Meet is over next weekend. I can't wait to get there and get Tim Holtz to sign my book that he has out,"A Compendium of Curiosities " ...if  you don't have it yet, you need this book, you really do!!! ( book is already signed but I didn't get to have him sign it FOR me, although it is signed TO me, enough of my is my newest card for you all to feast your eyes upon....

I had to take a side shot for you so you can see how it actually opens....something different...

Here is what I used:
Stamp: Memory Box-Inspire Butterfly Collage
Distress Inks: Broken China, Shattered Glass, Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters
Misc: EK Success punch-Scroll & Dots, ribbon, water, Chestnut Roan ink (Color Box Chalk), string and 1/16" pop dots

Hope you like it! Have a great evening!!
Until later....Sharon

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEW stamps!

So, Have you been in the store lately? If not time to make the trip!!! So much new! Here's a taste!
Stop in soon!


Hi everybody!! Miss me?? Smiley from

Sorry I have been gone for awhile but things have been really hectic around here. Hubby has been sick, he was also in a car accident (with my car)...not his fault and he is ok....the other guy, however, has a long road to recovery in front of him. The other guy was on a motorcycle and rear-ended my husband. Not good but he will be ok and that is a good thing.
AND....I have been coloring my fingers to the bone getting samples ready for Mega Meet that is in May in Novi, Michigan!!!!!! That is the fun part of the hectic that has been going on! I did get a quick card made to share with you. You have to excuse the crooked cut....I had to use my old, junky trimmer since my good one is in the trunk of the car and it is 6 a.m. and I didn't feel like going outside to get it. Thought I could make this one do the job....NOT! You pay so much money for these think they would work better than they do!!

OK....enough of my is my card for you to feast your eyes upon!!....

What'cha think????
Turned out better than I thought it would but it is kind of hard to see the background detail so you might have to click on it to see it better.

Here is the list of items I used to make this:
Stamps: Hero Arts-Antique Engravings, Dots & Flowers and La Letter (stamped on the flower) and Fiskars-Make A Wish
Ink: Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Copics: BG01/05/07 and E59
Misc: scrapper's floss, button, flower, glossy accents, Martha Stewart punch and 1/16" pop dots.

Well, that is it for today...have to get to bed now.

Until later....Sharon

Monday, April 19, 2010

Where in the world is Sharon?

    I hope you all are not asking that question! I guess I am a slave driver!!! Don't worry she will be back soon, she has been helping Scrap Happy prepare for our next consumer show!
    We will be in Novi Michigan at Mega Meet!!! Each booth can only take an approved company, we are lucky this year and get to take some awesome companies including......Cottage Kutz(hi Greg!!) Silhouette of America ( hi kris!!), Pink Paislee, Fiskars, Lilly Bee, QuicKutz and new this year will be our own Scrap Happy label!!! We have some exciting new kits available!!!
  So i guess that means you are stuck with me trying to inspire you to get creative!! Thank heaven I had some inspiration earlier this week!

   Yes, this is me with the ever so talented Tim Holtz!!!  I am not sure if it is more shocking to see a photo of me or a photo with me with Tim!!! I was lucky enough to be invited by a special friend to enjoy an entire day refreshing my creative side!!! YOU all need to do this! Pull out your calendars and make an appointment with yourself to relax, enjoy the moment and get creative! Life is crazy! Take time for you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Punches, punches, and more punches.....

Ok, so how many border punches do YOU have??

I have a few and I forget what I have. I mean, you just can't leave all of your border punches out on the table in front of you at all times.  So, I don't use them like I would like to. Well,  a while back I cut strips out with my punches and now they lay there in a pile but I figured it is better than the punches laying there. Then I was at Scrap Happy with Susie and we made a diplay for her punches at store.  I loved it so much that I bought some cardstock and came home and did the same with all of my punches.

Wanna See????....

I LOVE IT!!! Now I can see all of my punches with one glance!! I put abbreviations on them as to what brand the punch is and I am going to make some tags with the punch name on them. (I need to do this so you all know what punch I am using when I create something!!) The brown cardstock is 12 x 12 and the punched images all measure 1" x 5".

Well, that is my little share for now....thanks to Susie!!
Until later....Sharon

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Welcome Spring!!!

I love Springtime! The feeling of watching everything come back to life, turn green and see all of the beautiful Spring flowers blooming is just indescribable! So, I thought I would give you a flower card to feast your eyes upon this morning. I am a day late getting this here, but both of my camera batteries needed charged..  Smiley from Somebody left the camera switch "on" and drained the battery Smiley from

Anyway, one is charged and the other is on the charger here it is....what do you think??

It is actually much prettier in person, so if you get into the store take a look at it in person.
Here is the list of items I used to create this card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Hydrangea and Antique Flower Background
Inks: Memento black ink and Hero Arts Iris
Copics: V12/15/17 and YG13/17/99
Misc: EK Success punch-Swirl, white gel pen and pearls.

Very simple card to make and very nice for a Spring event of any kind. Hope you like it!!
Until later....Sharon

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Silhouette flowers....

I am not real sure I am happy with this is very subtle....maybe too much.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Hero Arts-Silhouette Meadow Flowers and Dots and Flowers (background)
Ink: Distress Ink-Broken China, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans
Misc: Clear embossing powder, ribbon, scrapper's floss and Basic Grey button.

Until later....Sharon

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Showers....

LOVE IT!!!! This little boy is so cute.....and you know what they say....April showers bring May flowers and I cannot wait until the flowers all start to bloom. I am so ready for Spring and all the pretty colors! So, here is my Tuesday share!

This first picture is a good shot of the card itself....

The 2nd picture is tilted back a bit so you can see the glossy accents I put on for the raindrops and water.....

Cute, huh???
Now here is what I used to create this card:
Stamp: Whipper Snapper-Spring Angel
Cardstock: Prism-white, Hero Arts-card, Jillibean Soup-Cold Water (frogs)
Copics: C 0/2/3/4, N3/5/7, B21/24/28, B41/45, G21/24/28, R20, E000/02, E25, Y11/13/15/17
Misc: Button (Basic Grey), Scrapper's Floss, Nestabilities-Labels One, glossy accents, pop dots, Chestnut Roan ink on edges.

Hope you like it and it inspires you to pull out those Copics and make some prety Spring (and Easter) cards!!

Until later....Sharon

Friday, March 26, 2010

This One's For The Boys!!!!

Good Friday morning to you all!!!
I thought it was time to make a boy card and since Susie got some REALLY cute dinasaur and monster stamps in the store, I thought I would use one of them!

Isn't he just the cutest little monster??? I love Whipper Snapper stamps!! I have a very busy day left ( I am getting this post ready on Thursday) so I can't chat a lot today. Susie is setting up at the scrapbooking expo in Columbus, Ohio and I am headed down there as soon as I am done with this. You can check out HERE to see what is going on there! Maybe if you are not doing anything, you can come down and see us! If you have on a Scrap Happy t-shirt and you will receive a free gift at the booth!! (and who does not love free???!!!) Smiley from
Here is a list of products I used to create this card....
Stamps: Whipper Snapper-Birthday Monster, Hero Arts-All Occasion Messages, Fiskars-curly que
Buttons: American Crafts
Nestibility: Lrg. Deckled Rectangle
Cardstock: Hero Arts-card, My Mind's Eye-Lil Robots
Copics....I actually took a picture of them and thought I would try this.....

Do you like that better than a list? ...or do you prefer them listed out? Let me know...whatever is easier for you!!

ok...gotta go....
Until Later.....Sharon

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For the Love of Copics!!!!

Ok, so Susie has sat in on a couple of my Copics classes and guess what?....She is hooked!!! HAHAHAHA!!! They are so addicting once you get the hang of them. She colored in her first image all on her own Sunday night. She posted it on her Facebook, so I am sure she will not mind me sharing it on here....
I just love this stamp!!! I have talked myself out of it several times and now I am going to have to go to the store and buy it...(thanks, Susie). It is a WhipperSnapper stamp. They are all just so darn cute, I want them all!!

Ok, now on to my Copics....I am about to show you all the cards for the April Copic classes. I will show you the beginner class and then the 2 cards that are being offered for the advanced classes.

This beginner image has some airbrushing on the edges, so all of you who take it get to play with my compressor to airbrush your own image! (Warning.....this could be dangerous to your pocketbook!!)

Now, on to the advanced class cards....

The little girl and the background are Hero Arts stamps. I will show you how I made the background on this card.

And this little bluebird of happiness is a Whipper Snapper stamp (and I believe it is called Bird on a Branch). I think he is just soooo cute!! As you can see, I pulled out the compressor on this one and airbrushed the edges so you get to play with my compressor again!! (I love that thing!!!)

Contact the store for class times....hope to see you there!!!

Well, ta-ta for now...
Until later, Sharon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wallpaper Flowers

Ok, this card ws so much fun to make!!! I colored it in with watercolors pencils....and I don't usually use these so it different for me to do this....but, I LOVE how it turned out for such a simple card!

List of items used:
Stamp: Hero Arts 'Wallpaper Flowers'
Punch: Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Doily Lace (LOVE that punch!!)
Misc: craft cardstock, watercolor pencils, fine line black marker, jute, Basic Grey button and wooden cotton swaps ('Q-tips') for coloring in the watercolor pencils. (Love these cotton swaps....very nice for coloring because they are rigid and then you just throw them away!!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Egg Tree......

Easter is just around the corner and time to really think about those Easter cards. I LOVE this following stamp! It is so simple and cute!!! It colors in very quickly, too. Just got a new batch of them in to the store but you better hurry in to get one...they sold out in one day last time!! 

Isn't it cute???!!!! I layered the colors in the eggs and they actually have a little dimension to them, (you might be able to tell by clicking on it and making it bigger in this post). First I colored them with my Copic markers, then I added some clear gitter with my Spica glitter pen, then I topped them off with some Glossy Accents. It is VERY pretty in person (pictures never do our cards justice Free Smiley Courtesy of ).

Here is my very small list of items used:
Stamp: Easter Egg Tree (Memory Box)
Copics: V06, YG06, RV06, B05, Y06
Nestabilities: Labels 11
Misc: pop dots, pink ribbon and cardstock

OH, and the really cool thing about this stamp.....the tree is on the wooden block and the sentiment is on the edge of the block so you can use them on the same card anywhere you want! NICE!!!! Free Smiley Courtesy of

Until later....Sharon

Friday, March 19, 2010

Gotta LOVE Tim Holtz!

I love Tim Holtz! He is sooo talented and creative! Wish I had his imagination, but I am thankful that he has it so I can learn from him.
This is a card I created with the help of some of the
new Sizzix dies he designed. I love them all!!

I did some distressing on this card with Distress Inks from Ranger. I love using those inks. They blend together and you can do so much with them. If you have not seen Tim's new book called, "A Compendium of Curiosities " you HAVE to see this!!! It is awesome! He shows you so many techniques and step by step tutorials for his creations. Distress Inks are so versatile and he shows you many ways to use them. (FYI...Susie has this book in the store!!)

OK, so what did I use on this card? Glad you asked :)
Stamp: music notes (not sure of the company)
Tim Holtz dies: Filmstrip Frames and Tattered Florals
Silhouette (LOVE IT!!!): leaves and flourish
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Blue Jeans, Aged Mahogany
Misc: copper brad, Maya Mist (in silver plated), Perfect Pearls (Forever Blue) and Tim Holtz's GrungePaper.

Until later....Sharon