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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Add-On Kits

For members who want a little more in the way of patterned paper or cardstock or embellishments or stamps, we've got you covered. The ScrapRoom offers four different material-specific Add-on Kits that coordinates with our main kit each month. ScrapRoom Members can join any of these clubs for automatic shipment of their preferred add-on kit(s), or the kits can be ordered as a one-time purchase as long as we have some available after member orders have been filled.

And, as always at The ScrapRoom, our no-commitment policy lets our members customize their orders each month to match up with their wishlists and their budgets. E-mail us today if you want to add any of this month's Add-On Kits to your November shipment!

November Embellishment Kit: $12.00 Member Price

 November Patterned Paper Kit: $7.00 Member Price

November Cardstock Kit: $7.00 Member Price

Kaisercraft Calendar Stamp Set: $7.00 Member Price

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TSR Store Highlight: BasicGrey2015 8x8 Calendar Kit

We sell out every year, and we're bringing it back again - the BasicGrey 2015 Calendar Kit!
The 2015 Calendar Kit features 13 of BasicGrey's top collections from the past year and includes everything needed to create a beautiful handmade calendar: 
14-page spiral-bound calendar
adhesive chipboard elements
die cuts
cardstock sticker
step-by-step directions for assembly

This calendar is sized 8x8 and will make an awesome Christmas gift. Assemble the calendar with family photos for the perfect gift for grandparents, or give it unassembled to your favorite scrapbooking friend! Or, just buy one for yourself... you know you need a beautiful 2015 Calendar for your office!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Have you seen this month's Extras?

Most months, we have a few packages of some extra embellishments that coordinate with the monthly kits. Be sure to check out our "New This Month" and "Coordinating With This Month's Kits" sections of our TSR Store to see what goodies are available this month. TSR Members can have any store extras shipped with your monthly kits for no additional shipping charge! Invoices process tomorrow, so be sure to get any order for extra store items to us by tomorrow morning so we can get them added to you November box!

Here's a quick peek at a few of the Store Extras available this month. There are more goodies in our ScrapRoom Store!

Crate Paper Notes & Things Rub-ons (2 sheets/pkg): $2.99

Crate Paper Gold Glitter Thickers (2 sheets/pkg.): $4.99

Gossamer Blue On My Desk Puffy Stickers: $3.99

 Gossamer Blue On My Desk Wood Veneers: $3.99

Freckled Fawn Mint Calendar Washi Tape (20meters): $3.99

How about some extra papers to add to this month's Doubleshot Kit?
Heidi Swapp September Skies Set of 3 Doubleshot Kit Papers: $2.70