Wednesday, November 25, 2009

9th Annual Scrapbook Extravaganza

Pictures finally posted!!!
Did you all have a good time?? I know I did! Those goodie bags were FANTASTIC!!!!
I took some picts... too many to show them all, but here are a few.

FIRST ONES IN THE DOOR! WHAT A LINE THERE WAS!! So glad to see each and everyone of you!

Look at the place BEFORE the party!

Now after we got started....

LOVED THIS!! If THAT isn't the truth???

Hard at work in the Canvas Class

Cute girls, they were great!! (Thanks for all the help!!!)....and did she EVER give that plate of food away???

What a crazy costume contest!?

... and the winner is........

Oh, what good times we all had....
This is Linda, and I won't share what she was laughing so hard about, but just let me tell you- IT WAS STINKIN' HILARIOUS!!!!I haven't laughed that hard in, well- FOREVER!!


...a day of scrappin' - So fun, but can definitely make you tired!??

Look at this setup-There was some serious scrappin' going on here!

Peace out Ya'll!!


I'm quitting my job here in town (my last day is Dec. 15th and I CAN'T WAIT!!), so I'm going to be able to blog a bit more often. Be watching for more videos and maybe some tutorials of my own in the future. CHA Winter is coming in January so I'll be posting what I can find to show you the latest and greatest THAT YOU KNOW WE WILL ALL HAVE TO HAVE!!! More stuff?? What can they come up with next??

Happy Scrappin' from The Attic,

Sunday, November 1, 2009


WE only have 12 days until the 9th Annual Scrapbook Extravaganza! Can you believe it? So many good things to look forward to!

Want another look at one of the layouts for the Year In One Night??
Here you go........

That is all I can give you today... you'll just have to buy the kit to see all the goodies you will have!

Hope you all have a good day, a great week to come

Happy Scrappin' from The Attic

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Only 19 more days!! Can't you just smell the paper now?? Oh, we are busy busy for you guys! I know Denise has boxes piled up just waiting for the Extravaganza.... and the new product... it is ALL so good! The side classes are going to be great! All the teachers have been busy with their projects making them extra special for all of YOU!!

We will be extending the crop at the fair grounds until Sunday at 2 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person. This will allow you to stay past 1 a.m. or you can leave, go get some rest and come back Sunday morning. Your choice. Email Denise at in the subject line put the word crop and include your name and phone number. She will automatically charge your credit card that you have on file. If you would like to use a different card please list the new card number in the email. This will be a nonrefundable fee.

I just finished up designing a Year In One Night class for Denise and have been busy- with so much too do!
I know I'm still slacking here, but after Extravaganza I'll have much more free time. I'm going to try to have layout ideas and tutorials here for you all soon.

Here's a sneak peek for you.... If you buy the Year In One Night kit you can find a layout in there that will satisfy your curiosity about these photos. I loved making this page. Not your traditional Christmas colors, but they are really growing on me.

Hope you all are getting ready for the 13th,14th, and 15th.
Get EXCITED, Get READY..... we are almost there!!!!!!!!

Have a great day everybody!!
Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Good morning! WOW!! It has been awhile since I've been here. Yes I, the scrappy blogger, have been MIA!

SO WHERE have I been and WHAT have I been doing??? Well, in an email Denise sent out earlier you might remember her mentioning how her slaves were helping her out this year... well, UM, I think I have been enlisted!!! I don't mind!! I love it :) I have 4 classes to teach on Friday this year... I've been working on A Year In One Night kits, and kitting for 2 of my own classes here at home! So THAT is what I have been doing! So let's see, that is 6 classes, and 12 layouts!! Yep, guess I might have a few things to do ... and ONLY 32 DAYS TO DO IT!!! *I'm not gonna panic, I'm not gonna panic!!! * But I'm over half way there... that is the good news!!
I'm up to my neck in paper, stickers, layouts, ribbon, boxes, and just about anything else that will fit in my scrap room!!

Hmmm, where do I start?
If you are coming to the Extravaganza this year and don't have your ticket bought yet...THEN YOU BETTER HURRY!!!!!!!!!!

New product is coming in and Denise has been busier than ever! With all that and planning for the Extravaganza too, time you see her you might just THANK HER for doing all she does!

And she has the full time job of SPOILING her new babies!! I was at The Attic a couple of weeks ago and I got my chance to play with little Gage for a bit. He is such a sweet little guy! They are really blessed!!

OK, I could talk about babies all day long, but back to some SCRAPPY stuff :)
Did you know that we are ONLY 1 MONTH AND 2 DAYS from the EXTRAVAGANZA!!?? That is 32 DAYS????
They are working hard at The Attic to make this Extravaganza a great one for us! Denise says this will be such a good one this year! I think the goodie bags will be fantastic and there may even be a trick or two up her sleeve!! Extras? Hmmm.... maaaybe? We'll just have to wait and see! Me included- I can't get her to spill the beans about anything... it is all TOP SECRET!!! But hey, we all love surprises, don't we??

I didn't realize it, but October is a busy month!! All the fall festivals going on at schools and churches, hayrides and parent teacher conferences... and getting ready for the Extravaganza, then HALLOWEEN!! WOW! My head is spinning!! But it will all be worth it! I have 2 boys in our Fall Festival this year and that will be a new thing for me as neither one have been in anything like that before. YES, you know I'll HAVE to post pictures to brag to all of ya'll out there.... Not brag, um, be proud of!! ;)

Just wanted to bring some updates to you and check back in since it has been ahwile. I've got to get back to my SLAVING- ha ha!! Forgive me if I don't update as often as I really am covered up with things to do.

On a sad note, Denise lost her grandmother on Wednesday evening. I know they were very close and she will be missed terribly. Please keep Denise and her family in your prayers.

Lisa, from The Attic.......

Friday, October 2, 2009

1 MONTH and 11 DAYS, 40 TICKETS!!!

Good morning! What is a girl to do at 4 in the morning when she can't sleep?? Give you blog updates!!

We have 1 month and 11 days until the 9th Annual Scrapbook Extravaganza!! Are you getting excited? I'm just beside myself... I can't wait!! It is going to be sooo good and Denise said there are only 40 tickets left! So, if you are not sure if you are coming then you better decide quick before they are all gone and you miss something very, very good.

REMINDER: Get your t-shirt size in ASAP to make sure you get the size you want!!

If you would like to take any of the Side Classes on Friday you need to get signed up as they are filling up FAST!

There are 12 spots in each of the classes for Friday and there are only a few seats remaining in a few of the classes, so call Denise or register online to make sure you get to take the class you want. They are all going to be packed with materials and the projects you will take home will be fantastic! Don't miss out, HURRY!! We want to see you there!

I will be back later this weekend with another post and I'll see if I can find some more videos to put up- so be watching for it :)
Have a great day and weekend! Happy Scrappin' from The Attic

Friday, September 25, 2009

Addison Grace is here! Extravaganza Side class list update.......

Welcome to the world Addison Grace!!

Brett and Meagan welcomed their baby girl Addison Grace into the world on September 17th, 2009.
Weighing in at 6 lbs. 5 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long.

Both Mommy and baby are doing great.
Denise and family send out a big Thank you for all of your prayers getting her here.


We are less than 2 months away from our 9th annual scrapbook extravaganza.

There are only a handful of tickets remaining!

Many of you already have your tickets purchased. Thank You!
September 30th is your last chance to put your ticket on a payment plan.

Down Payment thru September 30th $65.00
Final Payment November 1st $65.00
Go online at and register...don't forget all the awesome side classes!!!!

Deadline to choose your T-Shirt size has changed to September 30th. We will, of course, order everyone a shirt however you will not be guaranteed your size after September 30th. It will be on a first come basis.

How will this work?
On Friday evening when the shirts are handed out, those that purchased tickets after September 30th will need to wait until everyone has a shirt then we will begin in ticket order calling the names of those that did not get a shirt. You will get your choice of what shirts we have available at that time. Hopefully we won't have this problem because I know you are going to go straight to the website and register.

We have twelve awesome classes lined up for you on Friday. Scroll down below to find the class you are most interested in. A couple of the classes are not quite finished yet so there are no pictures. I will post the photo's as soon as they are available.
This year we are offering a payment plan if you sign up by SEPTEMBER 30.
Your card must be ran the day you sign up and paid in full by October 31st.
For Example: If you purchase the Grungeboard for $35 and the Christmas Canvas for $30 you will need to put down at least $32 the remaining balance will be deducted on October 31st. Hopefully this will help!

We are limited on seating.
Deadline for class sign up is October 5th


Class 1----- 2:30 – 4:30 Holtz & Grungeboard
Class 2----- 4:15 – 6:00 Tattered Angels “Friends” Mini Album
Class 3----- 12:00 – 2:15 Christmas Canvas
Class 4----- 6:15 – 7:15 Home Decor Clock
Class 5----- 1:15 – 2:15 Our Home Mini Album
Class 6----- 2:30 – 3:30 Holiday Mini Books
Class 7----- 1:15 – 2:15 Hanging Art
Class 8----- 12:00 – 1:00 Christmas Surprise Box
Class 9----- 2:30 – 3:30 Oh Boy 8x8 Album
Class 10---- 3:45 – 4:45 Fabulous Girl 8x8 Album
Class 11---- 3:45 – 4:45 Christmas Ornaments
Class 12---- 3:00 – 4:00 Nikki Sivil’s U R My Favorite

Below are details for each of the classes....


Holtz and Grungeboard
Taught By: Lisa Hodge
November 13th
2:30 - 4:00

Here is an example of the book you will be making... just one page for you to sneak a peek.

Tim Holtz and Grungeboard: two very good things! You will use his
Grungeboard elements and vintage dictionary papers to create a shabby,
vintage, cool bracket shaped mini album to fill with your own memoirs.

This project will feature Tim's Grungeboard Bracket album and his
Grungeboard Elements, vintage dictionary papers, Distress Stickles,
Distress Inks, and his really great Adage Tickets. This is one you
don't want to miss out on!

Items to bring with you to this class: scissors, glue dots, really strong liquid adhesive that will dry clear.


Tattered Angels
"FRIENDS" mini album
Taught By: Lisa Hodge
November 13th
3:45 - 4:45

This class will introduce you to the wonderful world of Tattered Angels product. You will learn how to mist your pages with their trademark Glimmer Mist. Using the mist will give you the option to create your own background papers and it has sparkle! All the dozens of colors have one thing in common: they have mica right in the mix and it gives a spectacular shine! You will spray your way to a beautiful finished album complete with butterflies in cardboard, canvas and Glimmer Glass. You will have the option to personalize this 6X6 mini album for your friend, your mom, or just for you. Be ready to get creative and experiment to make your own, unique album.

Items to bring with you to this class: Scissors, adhesives, paper piercer, paper trimmer.
Wear your apron! I will be having a contest for the cutest apron!


Christmas Canvas Class
Taught By: Lisa Hodge
November 13th
12:00 - 2:15

In this class you will complete a 12" X 24" Christmas canvas. This will be a home d├ęcor item to display proudly during the holidays for all to see.
We will be using the new Bo Bunny line: St. Nick, some antique sheet music, flowers, and lots of paint.
We will glue, cut, paint, embellish, and get our hands dirty for this class. Come ready to create and have fun.

Items needed: SMALL pair scissors, paper trimmer, heat gun if you have one and want to bring it (for speeding up the drying times of the layers of paint and Gel Medium we will be using to attach our papers)


Home Decor Clock
Taught By: Lisa Hodge
November 13th
5:00 - 6:00

*Great gift idea!! Make one for yourself and give one as a gift.

You will make a one of a kind clock in this class using the brand new Amber Road collection from Pink Paislee. Will you give it as a Christmas gift or want to keep it for yourself? You'll have to decide that one, but I'm keeping mine! You will learn how to turn an ordinary wooden clock into a beautiful and functional piece using the newest papers and rubons by Pink Paislee. The colors will be muted greens and deep browns, just beautiful together!

Items needed to bring with you to the class: SMALL pair scissors, paper trimmer, heat gun if you have one and want to bring it (for speeding up the drying times of the layers of paint and Gel Medium we will be using to attach our papers).


Our Home Mini Album
Taught By: Tisha Marzewski
November 13th
1:15 - 2:15

A sweet and simple Home Book made out of chipboard, love, and Nikki Sivils Victoria’s Street design line. The book holds 12 photos and is super easy to assemble. You can use the sweet album to showcase photos of your house, your kids “unique” rooms, or your hometown (as I did). What a great gift idea to give yourself or a friend or a family member (a book of their former towns or former homes!)


Holiday Mini Books
Taught By: Tisha Marzewski
November 13th
2:30 - 3:30

You can never have enough Holiday mini books for the Holidays because we NEVER stop taking pictures, right? :-) This class includes three mini pressed board books from KaiserCraft using the new Pink Paislee holiday papers. All books measure appoximately 3x6 and will hold up to 8 photos each. These books will look adorable in a basket to keep on the coffee table this holiday season or on your desk at work to keep you in the Holiday season spirit! So sign up for this class and let us get serious about our Holiday Spirit!! (December book not pictured)


Hanging Art
Taught By: Becca Hafner
November 13th
1:15 - 2:15

In this class, using the Upsy Daisy-Walk in the Park papers, you will create a fun piece of hanging art to display a few of your favorite photos.
Please bring your favorite decorative edge scissors along with your basic scrappin materials (adhesive, scissors, pop dots...)!


Christmas Surprise Box
November 13th
12:00 - 1:30

Get your kiddos or your hubby excited about Christmas with this 24 days till Christmas Goody Box.
Each box slides out for you to put special goodies in. Coupons for fun things to do, candy or trinkets. Be creative you decide.
Each day your loved ones will be excited to see what is in the box or just use it as a decoration.
All supplies are included in your class kit.
Items needed: Paper Trimmer, Black Pen, strong adhesive, scissors, sanding block if you have one.


Oh' Boy
Taught By: Vickie Greer
November 13th
2:30 - 3:30

Join us for a class to make a super funky 8X8 'Oh Boy' chipboard minibook, featuring the new Bella Blvd Super Stud line. The colors are incredible,and the featured robots rock! We will be using fun techniques (paint, stickles, paper rolling, inking) to showcase photos of your little dude! You don't want to miss this class!

Photo Coming Soon


Fabulous Girl
Taught By: Vickie Greer
November 13th
3:45 - 4:45
Join us for a class to make this fabulous 8X8 'Girls Just want to have fun' chipboard minibook! The class will be using the brand new Bella Blvd Flirty line, which features vibrant colors, and super sassy phrases to describe the girls in your life. Bring your photos (from one event or from different times) to create your super cute minibook! We will be using paint, Stickles, paper punching, and paper tearing. You won't want to miss this one!

Photo Coming Soon


Christmas Ornaments
Taught By: Tammie Howell
November 13th
3:45 - 4:45

During this class you will create 4 Christmas Ornaments using the newest Christmas lines and embellishments.
All supplies are furnished.
Items Needed: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive,
If you want your ornament to have a photo please bring wallet size photos or photos you don't mind trimming.
The photo you see below is only a sample.
You will be offered a variety to choose from.


U R My Favorite
Taught By: Nikki Sivils
November 13th
3:00 - 4:00

Nikki Sivils owner of Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker made her first debut at market this summer.
During this class you will create one single page layout using her "U R My Favorite" line. Be the first to sign up if you would like the opportunity to meet Nikki in person and get an autograph. There will be limited seating at this class.
If you are unable to make the class you can still receive the kit. Nikki will be around after her class for awhile on Friday should you need assistance.


Oh, and just a LITTLE reminder... The Extravaganza is coming up but..........
THREE SHORT MONTHS FROM TODAY!!!!!!!!!! Start shopping NOW and beat the rush :)

Have a good weekend! Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Mind's Eye back at the Extravaganza!!!

Just wanted to give a bit of info on My Mind's Eye for you tonight. They haven't been at the Extravaganza in a while, but this year- THEY ARE BACK!!! Their new lines are so, so good!! If you click HERE the link will take you directly to their blog.

Click HERE to go to their website

Here are a couple of pages from their blog. Lovin' the new stuff!!!
This is the Ooh La La for her and Ooh La La for him.

Here is a video for you from CHA SUMMER...

Have a good evening!
Happy Scrappin' from The Attic

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good Evening! More from Pink Paislee and Crate Paper...

Have you all built your boats yet? I think we need to soon!! We had so much rain here that our neighbor's pond overflow came through our yard, and brought his fish with it! We literally had small perch floating across our driveway! I could not believe it! My son picked them up and put them in our bird bath to "save their lives"! He was so proud of himself!!
This weather makes me want to stay in, be lazy, and scrapbook! I made this tonight with the new Amber Road from Pink Paislee. I think this is one of my most favorite lines I've seen so far. Love the rich and perfect for fall.

I used the punch outs and the Canvas Tag Patch on this page. You get three of those tags in a package and they are all gorgeous.

This photo shows the detail of the paper pleating I've done. It is easy, just fold and staple, and repeat. You have to staple the ends together (2-3 pleated pieces) to get the 12X12 length. Easy to do and adds a bit of interest to the pages.

Tonight we're talking paper, Crate Paper. Click HERE to go to their website gallery.
Click HERE to go to the main website

I couldn't find any good videos for them, so just go check out their website and all their new lines they have.

1 Month and 24 days until EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope all is well with all of you out there tonight!
Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2 More Months!!!!!!!! and Jillibean Soup


Girls, two months from tomorrow we will be standing in line waiting to have one of the biggest scrappy days of the year! I can't believe how fast time is flying by! Also, there are ONLY 97 shopping days left until CHRISTMAS!!It will be here before you know it!

Speaking of Christmas and gift ideas... we are going to have several extra classes you can take on Friday the 13th... (a lucky day for us!) The pictures and pricing for these classes will be coming to your inbox soon, so keep watching for new email from The Attic!! These classes will be just what you need to help you along the way in your shopping. I think you will be very happy with what we have planned this year!

Along with all the good stuff on Friday going on, Saturday will be the cherry on top! I've been giving you information on some of the new lines coming to The Attic and today I'm featuring JILLIBEAN SOUP Click on the name and it will take you to their homepage, which is one of the cutest ones EVER!! Go check out their BLOG. It is just as cute as their new line!

Two peas have lots of videos from CHA and this is one I've borrowed from You Tube(I'm sure the contest she talks about it WAY over as this is from July) This really shows you some papers and embellies close up from Jillibean and my favorite is Alphabet Soup- SO CUTE!

Here is another video from Creating Keepsakes at CHA and Jillibean Soup. This is also pretty funny... you can tell these girls were really having a great time!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the booth here!! I am really considering this tin for the walls in my scrapbook hut we're finishing!! Would it not be so cute to have a wall covered in tin and make it look old and shabby?

Here are a few samples I've borrowed from their blog...
This one is Long Beach by Rita Oliverio

and another fantastic layout "new 6th Grader" by Jenn Emch. This is my favorite new line - Alphabet Soup. I love it!!

One more layout from the Jillibean Blog... this one is "Here Ducky" Layout by Julie Overby

I'm exctied about this line! It is all so cute. It will be hard to pick and choose what to use! I want it ALL!! I'm sure you do too?!

I'm going to leave you with some pages from Tisha.... these are so cute! She used the backside of the Hedge Hog papers from Sass-a-Frass to complete layouts with pictures from the Hometown Crop.

I will try to keep you updated a little more than I have... I've been really really busy and also trying to fight off all kinds of "crud", which I think I've almost got it whipped! So be watching for more great videos!

Don't forget... we love comments! Let us know what your thinking.
Hope you all have a great day today and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hello! Welcome Bella Blvd.

Today is Friday!! Thank Goodness! Yes, I'm slacking on my posting... sorry! I went back to work this week and have been laying low for the past few days! But I'm off today and bringing you information about a new company that Denise is going to have at the store soon!

Bella Blvd.
"Bella Blvd. began with a love of scrapbooking, and transformed into a love for all things patterned and bright. Graphic Designer, Stephanie Hunt, founded Bella Blvd LLC, a name that derived from her Italian heritage and travel experiences, in June 2008. The studio combines creative inspiration, a love for scrapbooking and design knowledge to offer awesome paper goods for scrapbooking, paper crafting and so much more." You can find more information about Bella Blvd by CLICKING HERE.
You should go check out their BLOG!

Look at this!! Brand new Bella Blvd. product ready to go! Wouldn't you love to be in that room?? (This is a picture from their blog... taken in their warehouse).

You would LOVE to have some of this, wouldn't you??? You can! It should be coming to The Scrapbook Attic very SOON!!

Look at these yummy flowers! Can't wait to get these!

This video is brought to you from Two Peas in a Bucket. You can see some of the great new lines from Bella Blvd.

Hope you enjoyed today's featured company!
Have a great day and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


We have our first ever blog winner!!
My middle son, Hunter is my winner picker tonight!

He looks so happy to do this for me, hu?

Looks like....


You can go in to The Scrapbook Attic and pick up your have until Sept. 30 to claim your winnings.

Thanks to all for playing along with our first contest! I look forward to more of these, this was fun for me too!

Keep watching for more details of the September contest, more videos and product features, and layouts and ideas using all the new goodies that Denise is getting in from CHA.

More tomorrow!!
Have a good night and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Here is a great layout from design team member Tisha Marzewski. She has used the Girl Friday papers from Cosmo Cricket. Hope to bring you more layouts using the new product Denise is getting in the store. Tisha is working hard! Let us know what you think and leave Tisha some scrappy love!! Thanks, Tisha! Great job girl!! Keep 'em coming!!

Tonight is the night and this will be the final reminder: email me at and let me know your favorite scrappin' product to be entered in the drawing for $25 in product from Denise. I will be picking a winner tonight and announcing the winner tomorrow afternoon! Be watching to see if you are our first blog winner!

Our next contest will start tomorrow. THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CONTEST WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15. This contest is open to anyone in the United States and if you aren't able to go in to the store locally Denise will mail you the prize! How great is that??!! To win this contest you have to email DENISE at the answer to THIS QUESTION: I would like to make a slide show and feature something of YOURS!! What is it that I want to feature?? You need to read carefully through all the previous posts to find this answer. If you answer CORRECTLY your name will be entered for a drawing for a prize... I will let you know more about that later... stay tuned!!!

Don't forget to check tomorrow to find out who the winner is for the August contest!!
Have a good night everybody and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's focus: Tattered Angels and Glimmer Mist

Hello! It is a rainy Sunday morning here in Cave City. It has watered my flowers so now I can stay inside and share some things with you!


Some of you may know me, but for those of you who don't I'll tell you a bit about myself. My name is Lisa Hodge and I worked for Andrew and Denise at The Scrapbook Attic in Batesville until it closed. Then I went on to work for them in Searcy on Fridays. Denise had me designing layouts as well as some of her Year in One Night classes. You may have done a Make and Take with me at a previous Extravaganza! I will be teaching several classes on Friday at this years Scrapbook Extravaganza and hope to see a lot of you there!! I teach classes here in Cave City once a month and hope to teach in Searcy again sometime as well. Teaching other people how to create something they can call their own is what really brings me happiness! Showing people that they CAN be creative and artsy is just something I want to do! One of the extra classes on Friday that I will be teaching may very well be from Tattered Angels. They bring us GLIMMER MIST which brings me to our new featured company...TATTERED ANGELS . (CLICK THE NAME AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THEIR BLOG)
This is their signature product- Glimmer Mist

The Glimmer Mist takes you to a whole new level of creativity!! You shake it and spray... everything! You can use it with their masks and make your own wonderful sparkly background papers. Spray the masks and stamp with them and they even have acrylic stamps to match! Oh, the joys of Tattered Angels!!

I've got a few short videos for you again today...
The narrator for the video is a man, bless his soul, so try to look at the Tattered Angels products and enjoy the shots he has for you. This video was taken from You Tube and is from Summer CHA in Orlando. This will show you some of Tattered Angels' newest products (which we all hope Denise will have soon???!!)

This is a great home dec project using Glimmer Mist

The last video today is from Wendy Senger the owner and creator of Glimmer Mist. She brings us great techniques that shows us exactly how to use the Glimmer Mist (and what to do when the paper curls...personally, I like the effect! I think it gives the paper character!!) Enjoy!!

If you like the videos and want me to keep them coming, drop me an email and let me know what you think. Just click the EMAIL LISA button :)
Oh, you can find me at MY BLOG HAPPILY SCRAPPIN' TODAY to see more of my work and find out more about me.

Have a great day everybody and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Contest update!!

Ok, I said I'd pick a winner yesterday morning. Well, I'm going to extend the contest deadline to Monday night AUGUST 31, at 10:00 pm. I will also accept YOUR EMAILS and comments too. I realized after getting only 5 comments that maybe some of you gals might not know how to leave comments. I talked to a couple of ladies today that were having real issues getting the comment thing to work. I thought you could just click on the word comment and leave one. But I discovered you have to create an account (this is free, but it will cost you some of your time) which could create another problem. So, to solve the problem and be fair to ALL of you just click on EMAIL LISA at the top left corner. Send me an email and tell me what your favorite scrappin' product is. Also tell me what you would like to see here on the blog and I'll try to add in the suggestions in future posts. I'll save each email and choose one winner on Monday night. Don't worry! If you've already posted a comment I WILL include those too! I won't miss anyone!!

I'll leave you with another video from our "grungy guru" Tim Holtz.
This is his brand new, just released at CHA Summer, ROCK CANDY. No, you don't eat it... it is Rock Candy Stickles and Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.
This will definitely make you want to go create something!!

I hope to have an inbox full of messages from all of you.
Again, click EMAIL LISA to leave me a message. If you don't want to do that.. my email addy is

Have a great night all and Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hello again!! REALLY LONG POST and a video

Hey ya'll!! Hope everyone is doing great out there!! Keep watching for the winner of the $25 scrappy prize from Denise. I know, I had said this morning, but it will be a little later. Stay tuned!!

In the mean time, I'd like to share a list of some newcomers to the Attic this year. They are all great and I know you are just going to love them all!!
Here are your new names to The Attic-Click each name and you will be taken to their website or blog. Just hit the BACK button to come back here to us.
Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Jillibean Soup
Scrap within Reach
Shabby Green Door
Tattered Angels
Tim Holtz
Best Creation
Crate Paper
TPC Studio
Bella Blvd

Out of all these I'll be picking one every other day and feature them here. I'll tell you about the artist/company behind the products and maybe a video clip. If you have a minute or so you'll want to watch the videos. You can get so many great ideas from them. Who knows, you may even find a use for something you have had stashed away for months or even YEARS!? I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! Yes! I AM guilty of that one :)

Today I will start with my favorite one... TIM HOLTZ
His website is
You can find him on his blog at whipping up all sorts of BRILLIANT creations!!
Let me start by telling you Tim is a traveler!

You can go check out THIS blog entry and read all about one of his many travels.

He is a grungy guru! Most all of his stuff is for distressing, making vintage looking projects, and even the tools are made to distress! He has a hammer for distressing metals, eyelets, and even brads! It works! I have this little gem and it is too cool!!

Tim has all kinds of signature products! Look for this logo...

This one of his artistic creations... made from lots of goodies from his Idea-Ology line.

The Distress Ink is among one of my favorite things he has! As you can see from the picture below there are so many colors to choose from! He also has ink refills for each pad, Distress Stickles, and Distress Crackle paints in each of the colors as the inks. So they all match and blend so good. You can blend the inks with water or spritz them with water and get all kinds of great effects.

Here are a couple of videos for you. This one shows you some of the great things to do with his Distress Inks. (He uses water with his inks... I've used regular old rubbing alcohol *clear stuff* and it is wonderful! It has a raised/embossed effect! You should try it with both the water and the alcohol and see which you like better).

Here is Tim at CHA showing off his Idea-ology line. You can see all the good stuff he does with this line!

You can go to you tube (CLICK HERE) and see all of his videos in one place.

**All pictures were borrowed from Tim's blog. Be sure to go check it out!!!**

Be sure to check back often and see what else I'll have for you! There are so many great ideas floating around on the Internet! I never really knew what was out there until I found BLOGGING! Then I created my own... it is really easy and a way to put your pages/projects out to be seen. If you want to start a blog and just don't have any idea of how to get started, email me at and I'll be happy to help you get started!

Have a great day everybody! Happy Scrappin' from The Attic!!