Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Scrapping Bug!

Christmas is this week and we'd like to take a moment and wish all of our customers and supporters a very wonderful holiday season and safe and prosperous 2014! 
Thank you so much for your continued support.  We look forward to sharing inspiring ideas and products with you in the new year!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boxing Week Deals Start today!!!

We know everyone loves a good deal and we thought why wait until after Christmas??  So here's our boxing week deals available store and online!
All Echo Park/Carta Bella  Products 40% off
All Studio Calico Pattern paper
Buy 2 Get 1 Free!
All Crafters Workshop Stencils 40%off
Memorybox dies 25% off
EK Success Border Punches 30% off
Wood Mounted Stamps 40% off
6x6 Paper Pads 40% off
Project Life Box Sets/Page Refills/Envelope Pages 30% off
Tim Holtz & Spellbinders Dies  50% off
Ranger/Dylusions/Wendy Vecchi Stamps 50%off
Unity Stamps  40%off
All special pricing will be applied to online orders when we process them manually on our register. 

All deals available December 17th to December 31st!!
Special pricing does not apply to any items on hold or special ordered prior to or during the sale.  Cannot be combined with member discounts or coupons.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Freckled Fawn is now available at the Bug!!

A new company for us...Freckled Fawn!  We now carry a great assortment of their wood chips :)  A great addition to our embellishment section in the store.  We'll have them up online very soon as well!  Check them out!

We have more varieties sure to check them out in our online shop!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tissue, Tissue and More Tissue

Hello everyone!!! Donna is here again with a great gift idea.  I found this very basic address book at a store recently and since I needed a new one for myself  I decided to fancy up the covers by using tissue paper, Tim Holtz distress stains, matte mod podge, sprays, and decopauge. It actually ends up looking much like crinkled leather.  Very easy and very inexpensive.  Here is what I came up with.

I first took the book and painted a good coat of white gesso all over the surface.

Let the gesso dry completely.  I then took a sheet of white tissue paper and tore it into small pieces.  I rolled each piece into a ball.  Slightly unroll each ball and adhere individually to the surface of the book using the "matte" mod podge.  Simply apply a good amount of the podge then press the tissue pieces to the podge.

Keep going until the surface is covered.  I also did the back cover as well.  You can go over the binding of the book, however, I chose not to.  Next apply a good coat of podge over the entire surface of the tissue, making sure that you get the complete surface covered.  You can take your finger and press here and there to flatten out, but not completely.  You want ridges to be prominent.  Now let the podge dry completely.  I used the matte mod podge as the stains and sprays will soak in better and stay in place.  

Take your chosen colour of Tim Holtz distress stains.  I carefully took the foam cap off the top as I found I was able to control the next step better by using a paint brush instead of the foam cap.  This is up to you. You want to apply the distress stain over the surface.  I applied a small amount then used the brush to get in and around the raised parts.  You will notice that I let some of the white from the tissue show through.  Let this dry.  You can speed up the drying time by using a heat gun or a hair dryer.

When the stain was dry I took a black ink pad and slightly rubbed it here and there on the raised parts.  Just a bit here and there.  I then took a turquoise blue spray (Perfect Pearls turquoise mist) and sprayed this a couple of times, just to break up the brown colour. I then simply inked the binding.   I let the book sit for several hours to dry preferably over night.  This is optional but I wanted to apply a protective coating of decopauge to the entire surface before embellishments.  This helps to seal everything especially for an item that could get used a lot.

I added some embellishments at the bottom left corner (burlap, leaves, flower and some metal items) just to give it some decorations.  And there you have it.  You can also do this technique on a journaling book, even an old hard-covered chapter book which can be used a decorative piece on a coffee table.  The sky is the limit.  Have some fun.
Until next time!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW October Afternoon is now in stock!

For everyone that's been waiting a long, long, long time for this release to come'll be happy to know it finally arrived!!  Daily Flash is now in stock and available online.  Check it out here....

Check out everything now in stock here...ONLINE SHOPPING


Thursday, December 05, 2013

New Products, Magazines, and Holiday Hours!

It's finally December!!! Christmas is on it's way and we're ready!!!  Be sure to stop by soon or place an order online to get your FREE copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today that comes out tomorrow!  While you're there you'll want to check out all the new products we have now in stock and online!
Print Shop by Studio Calico!

Simple Stories: Daily Grind

Also now available::
We've also extended our hours for the holiday season::
Monday to Thursday  10am-6pm
FRIDAY 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Looking for a gift idea?  We currently have a special on gift certificates!!
For every $25 you spend on a gift certificate, receive $5 extra for FREE!
$25 = $30
$50 = $60
$75 = $90 etc.etc.
Gift certificates can also be purchased in our online store and will receive the same special pricing!
Let us know if we can be of any help this holiday season.