Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fun Friday with Pam- Earth Day reuse recycle

In honor of Earth Day, I decided to have some fun with the Junk Mail that fills the mail box. I studied the bits and decided to go with several windowed envelopes and looked through the rest for interesting bits of graphic and texture.
First off I made shaker boxes with the windows. ( I used an old photo cut off as well as interesting bits from the stash). I used double sided tape to outline the shape. Then stacked the inside with the graphic and sequin type shakers before adhering the window back in place.
I grabbed a bird punch and did some border work to add a bit of fun. These are for an artistic fun swap group that I belong to. 'Paper Traders'. this call was for a 3 x 5 inch card.
these are 4 x 6 glue pages, they are seasonally themed and will be bound after the swap is complete. It will take a year to get the four seasons swapped out.
That postage stamp is from 1882!!! Awesome right?
One of the current swaps calls for using our oldest materials to make glue pages. These are some of my collages. The point of a glue page is to have it very flat. No 3-D embellishments. Just tear or cut and glue down.
This is a fun way to use up the wallpaper scraps and bits that accumulate.
Thanks to Pinterest for the fun ideas


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New New New

Dance Recital HERE
Xyron permanent adhesive refill HERE
Snap flip file HERE
Documented Photo Overlays HERE
Paper Pack HERE
Baby Boy paper pack HERE
Live Love Laugh Album HERE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Be Original Art Foamies Tag!

Good morning! Karla here today, and I hope you are all having a great week so far. Soccer started for my 4 year old Monday so it's been busy times getting all that ready, but I did manage to sneak in a quick tag to share with you all! A while ago I borrowed some pretty Art Foamies stamps from my friend, Laura, and I had so much fun creating some awesome backgrounds. If you've never heard of Art Foamies stamps before you can check out this video here. I stamped this pretty dragonfly onto a manilla tag and stuck it in my drawer until just the right time! Since I already had my background stamped, I decided to use my Distress Inks to sponge on a bit of colour and added some brown ink around the edges.

I used some blue and green Distress Inks to colour my seam binding ribbon before tying it onto my tag. A bit of Ground Espresso brown Distress Ink finished the edges of my chipboard flower sticker and coloured the ribbon along the bottom of the tag. That's one reason I love buying white trims and ribbon - I get to colour coordinate them with my project!

This 'be original' stamp is from the Crazy Talk stamp set that coordinates with the Crazy Birds stamps. I used an Archival black ink to stamp over my Distress Inked background. You can see a bit of the Crazing Collage Medium from Tim Holtz that I brushed over the tag to create a subtle texture. A few light green pearls finished off my project.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Make and Take with Holly April 28

Good morning crafty friends.  It's been wonderful seeing all the regular and the new faces at the new store.  It's so wonderful having a "home" again.
Mother's Day is just around the corner so this week we will create this pretty little Mother's Day card.  If you do not need a Mother's Day card you will be able to make it a birthday or all occasion card instead.
Please email to sign up for 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm or 5pm.
Please remember your travel mug and adhesive.

Coffee Talk Card Class with Holly

I have been asked to rerun this class for those who already own the coffee talk paper pad.
In this class we will make all the cards from the first class but you will cut your own paper.  I will provide all the cardstock to complete the cards.
Please email me (even if you have already spoken with me) If I do not have 6 people I will not run this class.
Please email me at

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun Friday with Pam

 My daughter sent me this IPhone photo when they were on an excursion to the Banff museum recently. Our Grandson LOVES Native Canadian lore and ceremony. This winter he discovered he is part first nations. He told his mom he figured that must be true, because he was so good at snowshoeing.
I rooted through the stash, came up with a DCWV brilliant piece of paper. I wanted to keep it simple and have the headdress pop. For the headdress, I simply cut the feathers from a die, added in some real feathers, then stacked them all on a scrap of burlap. Everything here is from supplies I had just waiting for the right project. Love that kid so much!! Visit me to see more of this story on my blog Fairyrocks

'Pinterest Humour'

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NEW NEW and so much more in STORE

Paper flowers Gelatos HERE
Dylusions Paint Pen HERE
Circle Cutter HERE
Neon Ombre Pink HERE
Heidi Needs a Hug HERE
Melissa Loves movies HERE
Butterfly Stamp HERE
When I get old STAMP HERE
When it Rains stamp HERE
Mini Stencil #9 HERE
Ringer Stencil HERE
Mini Stencil #10 HERE
Vinyl Flourishes HERE
or stop by the store
We are OPEN in our new location
208 3400 14th St NW Northmount Plaza (facing Chelsea St)
See google directions HERE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Color Burst Feminine Card!

Karla here today, and I am really loving playing with my new Color Burst powders! They do such fun things when you add water to them, and I love the vibrant watercolours they make. I had fun making some background papers using them last week with my 4 year old. She thought it was really cool too! Having that pretty background already done made this card quick and easy.

I used a face stamp and words from a Dina Wakley stamp set to stamp on my Color Burst background before cutting my face out with some Spellbinder's nesting dies and then popping them up over my script paper background and washi tape.

I love the words that come with the face stamps! The butterfly stamp is from a Prima set that a friend recently sent me. After stamping I hand cut around them and glued them down in the middle only so I could pull up the wings to add some dimension.

Inside, I used this sentiment and used a strip of the background paper along with another butterfly.

Thanks so much for joining me today! If you want to see how fun these Color Burst powders are, be sure to check out Dianne's upcoming class using them, and have an awesome week!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Shake up Some Fun with Crystal May 3

Join Crystal in shaking up some fun making three shaker cards. She promises that laundry has never been so fun, snow globes don’t have to have snow, and you can make donuts that don't have to be bad for your waist line. All three cards are decorated inside and out and are sure to be a hit with the young at heart.
 Bet you can’t shake just once.
 Email Crystal to reserve your spot at

Date: Tuesday May 03

Time: 5:00-7:00
Location: The store at 208 3400 14th Street NW

Cost: $28

Make and Take with Holly April 21

Good Morning Scrappy Ladies! 
 Looking forward to seeing everyone this Thursday at make and take.
  208 3400 14th Street. We will make another Masculine card this week! 
 Please email to sign up for
 10am 11am noon 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm or 5:30pm.
Cost is $5 for your one card or $7 for two.
Please remember your adhesive!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Fun Frugal Friday with Pam

Follow me to.....
The Redwood Forest
More than a few years ago now we did a long road trip with the two youngest daughters. The Redwood Forest was such a beautiful place to visit. So quiet, majestic and it smells like cedar. The girls are young adults now.
 Love how little they were here.
I will return one day, to the forest. 
This is what I do when I want to extend my pattern paper. I decided to do this gatefold style. It literally took longer for the paint to dry and clean up than it did for me to make this
Choose a piece of cardstock the shade of the main color of your pattern paper, cut it in half to flank the main sheet. Next daub bits of corresponding color paint on your craft mat.
NOTE: I did add in black and mauve for the final strokes.
I took a small sponge, starting with the green, worked in long streaks echoing, but not trying to be too fussy, the shades that the edges will but up against.
This is fast, steaks, then daubs and highlights. Remember it will be mostly covered with your final elements anyhow. Have fun!
 The center photos flip up to reveal more pics