Monday, December 27, 2010

Days 2 & 3 - 12 Days of Christmas 2010

So here we go....I've finally got back to my studio to work on my Tim tags for this year. I wasn't feeling very creative, and was feeling pressured to get these tags done - so I set the idea aside until one evening (why do all our good ideas appear at 2 am??) it came to me what I was going to do this year with Tim's tags - I'm going to make a banner out of them when they are done, so I can display them next year as a decoration! Yeah - I have a plan....I love plans....they make me happy, knowing what direction I'm going in!

I'm improvising BIG TIME this year as I don't have all of the product that Tim used in his demos - but I'm finding it easy to fill in what I have to get the same effects. And, it's forcing me to unpack more of my scrappy stuff, to get to what I want...which is a GOOD THING!

I feel more creative with this process - I'm not just copying what Tim demo-ed - I'm having to come up with my own components and tweeking his designs to fit what I have.
I'm being INSPIRED by his techniques and his samples - and love getting lost in this process. By lost, I mean, I'm totally in the ZONE of creativity - I need to be here more often. It's where I'm most authentically ME!

So here's Day 3 - I didn't have the tissue tape, so I used old sheet music and made a 2-layered scalloped circle flower and
finished it off with an antique mini glass ornament as the center.

I used an AccuCut die for the bird using old sheet music & chipboard and
cut up a gold glittered floral pick of leaves and used it for the nest.

I love the way this one turned out - my FAV so far.

Day 2 tag - Haven't added the ribbon accent yet -
I kind of like it's simplicity and antique look.

Have any of you completed more tags? Go ahead and post them - I'd love to see what you created! I'll be posting more pictures as I get more completed...I'm sure this project will take me awhile and I'm enjoying it's creative journey!
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 1 - 12 Tags of Christmas!

I did it! I completed Day 1 of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas!

This one wasn't easy for me because I had to create most of the pieces myself, I didn't have the house die or the fence I cut them out of grungeboard/grungepaper myself using his samples online as my guide...not to shabby if you ask me. Also, I use a crumpled up brown paper bag for the tree as I didn't have the flower branches he used. My favorite part is the wreath which I made from a piece of glittered leaves that I had in my stash andcut apart and I glued 2 teeny glass ornaments that were in my stash. I love how vintage this tag turned out and I love the little Christmas ticket which I stamped, embossed, colored using distress inks and turned up at one corner to look old. The star is a piece of german scrap that I had bought last year and was also in my Christmas little footnote here. While I was sparkly fluffing the tree, the jar slipped out of my hand, rolled along the worktable down to my lap which then bounced to the floor. I had to close my eyes and imagined vacuuming up all of it, but it landed right side up, still half full! My lap was very sparkly and fluffy, Phoebe had some on her head (she was laying at my feet while I created) so I jumped into the shower and brushed it all off - I couldn't think of how else to get it off! Next person to take a shower downstairs will have glittery feet :)

Show off your version of Tim's tags and we can have fun discussing how we improvised and what we liked best about the process~
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Get Inspired!

It's Dec. 3rd - and I've been been following  Tim Holtz as he reveals his 12 Tags of Christmas 2010.  It's SO inspiring!  If you haven't heard of Tim Holtz, or his "tag-a-looza" 12 Days of Christmas I encourage you to do so - no matter what style of art you play with.  It's messy and real and his demonstrational techniques are awesome - you see HOW he achieves these cool looks in his tags! 

I've had a cold these last 2 days - so I've been a little slow with starting to actually do a tag yet (I'm still unpacking my craft supplies), but today I feel inspired to at least get my work table cleaned off and supplies ready to go!  I'll be posting my pics of my tags as I catch up and I encourage you ALL to join me!  This is a great way to find a technqiue that you could use for your cards this year, or gift tags, or even make a few gifts! 

Lets all share our art! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

First Mountain Experiences........ I am.  Settling into my new mountain surroundings and residence.  My sis Sue & friend April came up to see me on Monday/Tuesday...I was exhausted by so glad to see them!  We ventured out and did some site-seeing including a visit to a local Lookout Tower near-by - just 10 mins from my house!  It was amazing seeing the surrounding area (my new stomping grounds) including the San Bernardino valley & Victorville area from this humble structure that is manned by volunteers to spot fires in the SB National Forest.

Yesterday, Robert and I purchased our first load of firewood.  We eagerly arrived, a little excited, and soon were loading his Suburban with more wood than I had really expected.  The gal at the home center was chucking these split logs like they were light as a feather filling up this box and then forked lifted this box over to the Suburban - all we needed now was to load it up.  Holy Moly - we filled that vehicle to the brim (thank goodness for it's capacity!) and off we drove home.  Now the fun part - unloading it!  I think we did pretty darn good getting it done by dark and actually finding 2 places to stack it.  My "pioneer girl" spirit surfaced and I was actually invigorated by the whole process - Bring on Winter! 

Funny little note - 3 oak logs are sitting in our fireplace as we speak.  Somehow I'm in charge of getting the fireplace going, and last night I just didn't have any luck!  I didn't want to use the gas-line, I wanted to start it on my own...and well, I'll have to get better at this - real quick!  Robert told me he expected a roaring fire going when he got home from work - gulp....might just have to use the gas-line as a helper to get these suckers going - or pine cones, kindling - going to conjure up my inner girl scout.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Journey

When I was offered the opportunity to open KatScrap Studio, as I was closing the door on Karen's Hallmark, I knew immediately that I had to step through the open door and give it a shot.  I wasn't completely sure why the universe had presented me this gift, but as I designed and opened the store, I discovered that it really was not about me, but something far greater.  It was the need for the community to come together to be creative.  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have stepped forward with me to help my business grow.  My design team members (Chelsea, Faby, Heather & Rosann) worked tirelessly in an effort to build fun, creative classes and other programs, like theATC and Reading Club, as well as filled the store with creative and inspirational samples.

My life journey has taken me away from the store (75+ miles to be exact) with a move up to Running Springs.  As with most opportunities in life, it was not planned, but was essential.  With this move, I can no longer continue to run KatScrap Studio store front as it exists now.  I had hoped that I could by changing the hours and increasing the use of my wonderful staff (Chelsea &Faby), but after a month of trying this, I realize it is just not possible on a number of fronts.

I really do not look at this as an end, but as a new beginning.  I know you'll be hearing from KatScrap Studio before too long - the plans are already in the works.
So, starting WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3rd, I will be selling ALL the merchandise in the store for 50% OFF.  The fixtures will also be for priced for sale ( not 50% OFF their marked price - but I'm willing to bargain!) Doors open at 11:00 am! So come on in and get GREAT deals!  This is not going to be a long, drawn out closure - if you want something, come in and get it before it's gone. 

We do have several events scheduled that we do hope you will attend before we close the doors on Sunday, Nov. 14th.  

Thank you for all of your continued support!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A New Cricut Magazine!

This is pretty cool - check it out!  I for one will probably be subscribing to this magazine....I'm always looking for inspiration to use my Cricut in more of my projects. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heather Morrow's Halloween Ceramic Art Trunk Show & Party

Join us this Sunday (Halloween!) for a fun Trunk Show & Party with artist Heather Morrow!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

12 pm – 4 pm

@KatScrap Studio

2455 N. Lake Ave.

Altadena, CA

(626) 398-0355

It’s not too early to think about the upcoming holidays. There will be lots of spooktacular deals.

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Enter to a drawing for a chance to win a basket full of surprises.

Wear a costume for extra savings!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkin Carving!

Hey Everyone:  Saturday night is the pumpkin carving party!  BYOP and tools if you have them, we'll have tools and patterns and fun ideas.  It's free, so come up and get that pumpkin  carved while having fun all at once!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Card Mania & Stamp Trunk Show

Monika is back!  We had such a successful stamp trunk show with Monika last July, that we had requests to do it WE ARE!

Card Mania Trunk Show
Wednesday, October 6th
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Make 6 Cards for only $18
Just come to SHOP!

And the BEST part....Lots of product will be available to purchase including stamps used in
the cards you can make! 

Shop from the following manufacturers:
(including their new releases and their new chipboard).
Unity Stamp Co.
Buttons Galore
Graphic 45
Crafty Secrets
and so much more!

If you missed the last Trunk Show Monika had - you won't want to miss this one for sure.  Her selection of product available to purchase is amazing!

Please let us know if you plan on coming
 so we can be prepared with seating for the card-making!
RSVP 626.398.0355

This is a sampling of some of the cards you can make - there will be a Christmas card too!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Philosophy of Scraplifting

I had an artist from the gallery up the street from us, come by and ask me what "the deal was with scrapbooking".  I gave her my usual concise answer.  "It can be whatever you want it to be, it can be as simple as putting the pictures in an album, it can be a journal with drawings, scraps an odd and ends, it can be an elaborate collage of paper, ribbon, buttons and anything else you can conceive to include in the page.  It has expanded so far beyond just archiving photos and memories."  We got to chatting about art and all kinds of stuff.  She's a photographer and was thinking about trying scrapbooking as a way of putting together a portfolio, rather than just slipping the photos in sleeves, which I thought was a pretty great idea, and would make her unique.  But what she said that I loved most was, "I guess it's just like any art form, it's just a question of learning how to use the tools, and how to begin."

I think the same is true of techniques and ideas.  I personally love sharing my ideas and sneaky tricks with people, to me that is the purpose of having classes, to share secret tidbits and new ideas.  To me, creativity begets creativity.  My goofy idea, gives you a whole other goofy idea, and so on.  I love that!  I love that about the scrapbooking community, the gloating over what you created, and the sharing of how you created it, is as thrilling, relaxing, and inspiring as the doing of it.  I love the term "SCRAP-LIFTING" especially because it is completely legal, yet feels sneaky and wrong, yet is a bonding social experience all at once!

So we will continue to bring you whatever great ideas we come up with, come across, morph into our own thing, and more!  Feel free to share your ideas, tricks, shortcuts, etc. with us too! On here, on facebook or in person. That's what community and sisterhood is all about!!  And I have seen your ideas, they are pretty incredible! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

August Class & Event Schedule

Aug. 3rd - Shop Hop Kick-Off Party @ 6 pm
(for KatScrap Studio's Shop Hop Passport holders!)

Aug. 5th - Christmas Card Class - 6-7:30 pm

Shop Hop Crop 6-10 pm

Aug. 7th - ATC Swap N Make 5-7 pm

Aug. 8th - Jewelry Class with Faby 1-3 pm

Aug. 11th Lights, Camera, GLITTER!
Card Class with Vesta  6-8 pm

Aug. 12th  Retro Album Class with Chelsea - 6-8 pm

Aug. 13th Stewert Superior Trunk Show with Terri Sproul 3-6 pm

Aug.14th  Stewert Superior Trunk Show with Terri Sproul 1:30 - 5:30 pm
                Beach Book Class 11:00 - 1:00
Aug. 16th  Creative Journaling with Heather   7-8 pm

Aug. 18th BasicGrey Page of the Month Class 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Aug. 19th Cricut Club 6-7:30 pm

Aug. 20th  Copic Markers Class 6:30-7:30 pm

Demos/Make n Takes 10:00-2:00
Tattered Angels Travel Journal Class with Cheryl McAdam 10:00-2:00
Lights! Camera! CROP! 6:00-midnight

Aug.  22nd  Vintage Memory Frame Class 1-3 pm

Augs. 26th  KatScrap Studio Reading Club  7-8 pm

Aug. 27th  Beginning Knitting/Crochet  6-8 pm

Aug. 28th  Altered Art Goddess Within with Heather 2-4 pm

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lights, Camera, GLITTER!

Lights, Camera, Glitter!
Card Class
Wednesday, August 11th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$20 Prepaid
This class gives you hands on experience with the hottest glitter and glitter techniques from Elizabeth Craft Design. Bring your favorite 3 Elizabeth Craft Design micro-fine glitters (bring your own or buy them at the store before class!) and learn more than 5 ways to use it. After combining glitter with die cuts and peel-off stickers, you’ll go home with 4 stunning cards and the hands-on experience to make many more. Join Vesta Myers, certified ECD instructor, for a fun and sparkly class.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Exciting EVENT - Card Mania Trunk Show!

Card Mania Trunk Show!

Tuesday, July 20th
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss out on this great time

Reservations required for this special event - Sign up today to reserve a spot.
Make 6 cards for only $15 - Choose from at least 15 cards.

Products from the cards made and LOTS more will be for sale. You will never see this many UNITY or MAGENTA stamps for sale at once!
LOTS of CRAFTY SECRETS product too!

Other lines represented:

• Buttons Galore

• Cosmo Cricket Paper Crafting Kits (matching Unity Stamps for the Material Girl line)

• Graphic 45 Paper Pads,

• Queen Kat Designs (stamps)

• Earth Art Stamps

• Die Cuts With A View (collection NOT sold in the Big Box stores!)

• Petallo Flowers

• Unity Stamps - Have you seen the Melody Ross stamps from Unity!! They are beautiful!!

• Donna Downey sets too!

• Magenta Stamps

• Crafty Secrets

• Tweety Jill line will be shown and orders can be placed – fabulous Alice in Wonderland stamps & More!

2455 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena, CA 91001 (626) 398-0355

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

KatScrap Studio's NEW Reading Club!

“KatScrap Studio Reading Club”
Thursday, July 29
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reading is an important part of the creative process, through the written words the author takes you on a journey completely manifested in your own imagination. With our busy lives demanding attention, this wonderful opportunity to connect with our inner creative soul is lost. “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender has been selected as our first book.

“Eating the cake her mother has prepared for her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein discovers she has a gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the food she prepares. Soon, every bite Rose takes is filled with feelings—not just her mother’s but those of other people as well—and what might have been a gift becomes a burden and then, perhaps, a curse. Because this is a novel rooted in family, Rose will learn that she is not the only Edelstein with a peculiar gift or burden. How she and others learn to cope—or not, as the case may be—is the small, sad story Rose shares. Bender’s earlier work has often been described as surrealistic; however, this novel seems more informed by a kind of magical realism that struggles with transformation and sometimes—fleetingly—succeeds, as in the case of the novel’s vividly realized Los Angeles setting. But the effect soon fades, and the reader is left only with a lingering feeling of emptiness and the realization that sadness tastes a lot like bitterness. --Michael Cart”

The Reading Club is FREE to attend.

You can order the book below, or get a copy from your local bookstore!

July Workshops - Learn something NEW!

July 9th - Copic 101 Club 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Come and learn about these wonderful alcohol ink markers. You will learn several techniques and get to color several images as time allows. These images can be used for cards or on layouts. You will receive 2 Copic markers at this class. Come to this club once a month and grow your marker collection and learn techniques and ideas for a Certified Copic Designer. Instructor-Bronwyn V. Cost: $25

July 10th - ATC Make N Swap 5:00 - 7:00 pm Theme: America the Beautiful!
ATC’s are miniature works of art about the same size as baseball cards (2 ½ x 3 ½ inches). The cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media) watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold. Our focus is on a friendly ATC art trading in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too-stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay-you name it, we do it! And we are not just trading ATCs; we will be making them too. We hope that you will join our family of art lovers and join us in creating a set of your own artist trading cards to share. Cost: $7

July 13th & 15th - Kids Camp 1:00 - 3:00 pm

July 16th - Beginning Knitting/Crochet 6:00 - 8:00 pm

July 17th - KSS CROP 6:00 - 10:00 pm

July 20th & 22nd - Kids Camp 1:00 - 3:00 pm

July 21st - BasicGrey Page of the Month Class 6:30 - 8:00 pm

July 23rd - Cricut Basics Class 6:00 - 8:00 pm

July 24th - Altered Art Class - Alphabet Soup! with Heather Morrow 2:00 - 4:00 pm

July 25th - Glimmer Mist 101 Workshop with Cheryl McAdam 1:00 - 4:00 pm

July 29th - KatScrap Studio Book Club 7:00 - 8:00 pm

July 30th - Christmas in July Card Class 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Class Registration Policy
We want you to have the BEST possible classroom experience. Pre-registration & pre-payment is required for all classes/crops so that our instructors can prepare properly. Some classes may have a minimum number of students required or class will be cancelled. A kit will be prepared for the project or a store credit will be issued if you cannot make a class you have paid for.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Glimmer Mist 101 Sunday, 7/25 1-4 pm

Glimmer Mist 101

Date: Sunday, July 25th

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Are you mist-ified by Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Screens, and Screen Prints

Stamps? Not sure how to use it for layouts? Just plain curious?

Never fear, Tattered Angels Educator Cheryl McAdam will be here to

de-mistify Glimmer Mist for you! This class is perfect for all skill levels

of crafters, even if you have used Glimmer Mist before, you can still learn

tips and techniques in this class.

We will be exploring different spray techniques,

how to use screens and stamps, and use glimmer mist on a variety of surfaces.

You will get a Tattered Angels album (valued at $12.99) that will become your handy reference guide for glimmer mist techniques and you will get to keep the Glimmer Mist color kit that you use during class (valued at $16.99)!

This is a FUN class to take –

learn glimmery goodness, get your hands dirty & have an beautiful reference book when you’re done – you’ll take your projects and pages to the next level with these techniques!

Space is limited for this exclusive class –

reservations must be made in advance!

Please bring the following items to class:

Adhesive tape runner, heat gun, black ink for stamping

tweezers, scissors and a paper trimmer.

Friday, June 11, 2010

June Happenings - Learn something new!

6/11 Copic 101 Club Class @ 6:30 pm

6/12 Fairy Box - Altered Art Class @ 2:00 pm

6/12  KatScrap ATC Make N Swap @ 5:00 pm

6/16  BasicGrey's Page of the Month Class @ 6:30 pm

6/18  Cricut Basics @ 6:00 pm

6/19  "Coffee Break"  Mini Album & Card Class @ 3:00 pm

6/19  KSS Crop @ 6:00 pm

6/22  Kids Kamp @ 1:00 pm

6/24  Kids Kamp @ 1:00 pm

6/25  Knit Nite! @ 6:30 pm

6/26  Beach Book Class @ 11:00 am

6/27  Glitter Garden  page layout & card class @ 1:00 pm

6/29  Kids Kamp @ 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Banner Day at KatScrap Studio

Here's the banner that I made yesterday at our Build A Banner Workshop with Jennifer Priest.  Jennifer had an awesome selection of papers and her exclusive embellishment bar filled with ribbons, tulle, buttons, sequins and other goodies that we were able to use to decorate our banners.  We had a great time creating our banners, they were all so different and cute.  One student made a Halloween banner, her daughter made one with her & her sister's name to decorate their room and another student made a birthday banner for her son.  If you missed this workshop, you missed out!  We will try to get another Banner Workshop going this summer - let me know if you want your name on the list!  Once you know how to make these banners, you will want to make them for every occasion.  I know, I'm already planning what theme banner to make next!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Build a Banner Workshop
A Prima Endorsed Class
Saturday, MAY 22nd 
12 - 3 pm

"PrimaDonna" Jennifer Priest will lead you through creating a custom banner of your very own using paper you choose during class.  She receives requests to create her popular custom banners from across the nation.  You'll have access to an extensive embellishment bar full of glimmer mist, Prima flowers, Prima ribbon, crepe paper, glitter, punches, Prima papers and cardstocks, and more to create your own banner.  In class, we'll cut a custom saying or name of up to 9 letters to adorn your banner.
A little Info About this Class
You will create a 100% custom banner in the class using Prima products.  This means you can choose whatever colors you like for your banner and whatever theme: birthday, graduation, baby, your family name, an inspirational saying, Christmas theme, whatever - up to 9 letters.
You can purchase additional kits or bring your own chipboard to make more pennants if you want more than 9 letters.  You can also split your 9 letters into two separate banners if you want! 
  You can also bring your own paper if you like - be sure to bring a least 5 12x12 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock.  If you want to decorate BOTH sides of your banner so you can use it for two different things, or hang it over a pass through where you'll see both sides, then you are welcome to do that in the class and bring extra goodies if you want to add those.
This class is about creating a custom banner for YOU and to give you the skills to create them over and over on your own. Supplies: Craft glue Dots, Craft Knife and Mat, Paper, trimmer, scissors, ruler & strong liquid adhesive.
This class is a bargain at $28!  Call today to sign up before we fill up!  (626) 398-0355

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Class! ATC Swap this Friday

Welcome to our Artist Trading Card (ATC) community! Our focus is on friendly ATC art trading in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; we will be making them too. We hope that you will join our family of art lovers and join us in trading cards.

First Make N’ Swap
Friday, May 14th
7:30 – 9:00 pm

In our first swap, we will be making ATC’s. All materials will be provided, but you may also bring some of your own to use (or share). We will have a theme for each swap which you may participate in.
May’s theme will be:

A Song in your Heart

There is a $7 materials fee. Participants will make 10 trading cards in the first hour and the last half hour we will swap our cards. Light snacks will be served. We will be hosting an ATC Swap each month! We will determine the re-occurring date at our first meeting. We hope you can join us for this fun event.

Questions? Just call us – (626) 398-0355
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Happenings - Learn something new - Meet new people! Join us!

May 14th - Copic 101 Club Class @ 6:30 pm

May 14th - Our FIRST Artist Trading Card Swap @ 7:30 pm

May 15th - KSS Crop @ 6:00 pm

May 19th - BasicGrey Page of the Month Class @ 6:30 pm

May 20th - Cricut Basics Class @ 6:00 pm

May 22nd - Build a Banner Class with Jennifer Priest @ 12 pm

May 23rd - Glimmer Mist 101 Class with Cheryl McAdam @ 1 pm

May 27th - LadyBug Notecard Class @ 6:00 pm

May 28th - Knit Nite @ 6:30 pm

May 29th - Altered Book Workshop @ 2:00 pm
Call the store to reserve your spot for any of these classes, or if you have any questions (626) 398-0355 or click on the link for more info - KatScrap Studio's Class Calender

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Get you Glimmer On!

Get them while they're here girls - the NEW 2010 Summer colors of Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels are here! All the glimmery goodness a girl could want for the summer featuring; Bubbles, Waterslide, Hula Hoop, Popsicle, Tutti Fruitti & Sunshine along with the NEW Seaside collection; Coral Reef, Crushed Shells ( my personal fav!) & Caribbean Blue...can you say v a c a t i o n pages?? Grab your sunscreen & towel and these fabulous limited colors before they are gone!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Operation Write Home

KatScrap Studio is very excited to donate to this great organization - Operation Write Home - providing our deployed soldiers with handmade greeting cards, to send home to their loved ones.  There are specific guidelines to the cards that we will be accepting & making.  You can get more info at  The first Tuesday of each month ( May 4th will be our first), we will transform our workshop into a cardmaking factory exclusively for the production of cards for Operation Write Home (OWH).  Bring your own supplies/tools or use ours.  We will have some basics out to make general wish (thank you, birthday, anniversary, etc.) cards.  You may also bring in any cards that you make at home or with a group (please go to OWH website to follow guidelines), and please provide A2 envelopes with your cards that you drop off.  Call the store (626) 398-0355 if you have any questions, or for more info.


We just took these out of the box - exclusive to KatScrap Studio

School Papers!
John Muir High School
Pasadena High School
Loma Alta Elementary

Get YOURS Today!

We also have new Graduation papers & stickers

Go Class of 2010!
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Grand Opening Goodness

Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday & Sunday. Come by the store & make a purchase, and you could win one of these awesome prizes! Sign up for a class or crop & receive another chance to WIN! The first 24 customers to make a purchase will get a FREE grab bag! Come by BOTH days to increase your chance of winning, see great product demos, participate in cool make n takes, and enjoy some yummy sweets. Store Hours: Saturday, 10:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Design Team Challenge

This month, the Design Team at KatScrap Studio has been given an assignment like no other. Dress our 2 newest vintage dress forms (aka Arienne Joyce & Polly May)using only recycled materials. So far, Team 1 has by far exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to see what Team 2 has in mind - and to see the finished outfits on May 1st - Our Grand Opening! Make sure you come by for our Grand Opening celebration on May 1st and 2nd to see the "Ladies".
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Look what just flew in!

Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket has just arrived. It's fresh, it's cute & it's versatile. Super papers for adorable cards - and what cute paper for your retro cooking photos, friendship, family get-togethers and so much more. Get it before it flies away.
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On the Boardwalk by Graphic 45

Just in! Graphic 45's On the Boardwalk. This vintage vacation collection is perfect for beach, vacation, and travel photos and some great papers perfect for cardmakers - think Father's Day Cards!
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New Products have arrived at the Studio

Distress Inks have arrived - all newly released 12 colors!  These ink pads are amazing and our most popular. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


There are still some spaces left for this week's classes!  Copic 101 and Goddess Within!!  Call to reserve your spot.
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Friday 4/9 6:30pm-7:30pm Copic 101 Club Class $25
Our Copic Certified Instructor, Bronwyn, shows you great techniques using Copic  Markers.  They are the best markers you will ever use!  You will get to color as many  images as time allows, that you can use in layouts, cards, whatever you like!  Class includes  2 coordinating Copic Markers.  Come to the Club every month and build your collection  with 2 new colors every month!!

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Saturday 4/10 2pm-4pm Goddess Within Altered Art Class $35
Decoupage an 8" goddess body form.  Artist Heather Morrow will guide you to create a  unique work of art.  You will be provided with all the necessary materials but are welcome  to bring anything you would like to add of your own.

Come play with us!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kick-off for 2010 So Cal Shop Hop!

This August, KatScrap Studio will participate in the So Cal Shop Hop.  The dates for the event are August 6th thru the 23rd.  We have AMAZING plans for this years event, including make-n-takes, exclusive kits & product, and special fun events.  This year's theme is LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION - a tribute to Hollywood, and each store will feature a Hollywood blockbuster - our's being the movie Titanic.  We are very excited to create an unforgettable scrapbooking experience for scrappers in Southern California.
Pre-Registration is NOW AVAILABLE at our store. 
The pre-registration price is only $9.99.  You will receive your 2010 So Cal Shop Hop passport, charm bracelet & 2010 So Cal Shop Hop charm when they arrive (mid June) and you will be ready for the adventure!  More information to follow. 
Call the store (626) 398-0355 and register by phone or come in!

Click on the link below for more info

Monday, March 29, 2010

A great piece on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday about knitting and the hand made gift revolution!  Thought it was weird they would do a piece on this just after we had our knitting and crochet classes... more of those to come by the way, if you missed them.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Got Glitter?

We just got our order from Elizabeth Craft Designs.....awesome glitter, glaze pens & stickers.  You've got to see & feel this glitter!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Classes Coming Up!

We have a bunch of great classes coming up the end of March and all of April!  Here's a photo, but it doesn't do them justice.  Come by and see them for yourself, live and in person.  Sign up  while there is still space available!!

Thursday 3/25 6pm-7:30pm  Beginning Crochet $20
Learn the basic stitches you need to crochet anything. Crochet hook and yarn included.

Friday 3/26 6pm-7:30pm Begnning Knitting $20
Learn basic knitting stitches, cast on, knit and purl.  Knitting needles and yarn included.

Friday 4/9 6:30pm-7:30pm Copic 101 Club Class $25
Our Copic Certified Instructor, Bronwyn, shows you great techniques using Copic Markers.  They are the best markers you will ever use!  You will get to color as many images as time allows, that you can use in layouts, cards, whatever you like!  Class includes 2 coordinating Copic Markers.  Come to the Club every month and build your collection with 2 new colors every month!!

Saturday 4/10 2pm-4pm Goddess Within Altered Art Class $35
Decoupage an 8" goddess body form.  Artist Heather Morrow will guide you to create a unique work of art.  You will be provided with all the necessary materials but are welcome to bring anything you would like to add of your own.

Friday 4/16 6pm-8pm Cricut Basics $15
Is your Cricut still in it's box, or collecting dust, or do you just want to know all the amazing things it can do?  Bring your Cricut, cardstock and some cartridges and bronwyn will show you what to do!

Saturday 2/24 4pm-5:30pm Alice in Wonderland Card Class $26
Take a trip down the Rabbit Hole using wonderful, whimsical Alice Stamps, Primacolor pencils, and Copic Markers.  These 5 cards are delicious!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Design Team Ideas

Just wanted to share the creative loveliness of our design team.  Here is a taste of the samples they have graced our store with.  There is more on the way from Jennifer, and Karen is finishing up a fantastic mini album. Come on by and see them yourself, they are better in person! Enjoy!!

 by Heather

 by Chelsea

by Faby 

 by Rosann

 by Bronwyn

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Build A Banner Workshop

*A Prima Certified Class*

Saturday, May 22, 2010 

Create a handmade custom pennant banner to decorate your home or event. Jennifer Priest receives requests to create custom banners for people all over the United States - now you can make one of your very own! Choose paper, embellishments, crepe paper, and flowers from the generous Prima-filled art bar available during the class to customize your banner. We'll cut a custom saying of up to 9 letters for your banner during the class in a font of your choice. Please bring these supplies to class: Craft Knife and mat, inks if you like to ink, bone folder, paper trimmer and scissors, adhesive (liquid, 3D Foam Squares and Glue Dots recommended).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Adventures!

We had such a great opening week!  Thanks to all who came out.  It was so delightful to see all your smiling faces, feel all your warm support, and above all share the special space we worked to hard to create for all of you to get to be creative in!  So the Journey begins!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Girls's Day!!!

Happy Girls' Day!

The Japanesese Doll Festival (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is today, March 3!

platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of
ornamental dolls the represent the Emperor, Empress, and royal subjects
in traditional attire.
The custom of displaying dolls began because people believed that dolls were able to trap bad spirits. Straw hina
dolls were set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea,
taking troubles and bad spirits with them, and helping to protect the
safety of children.


XoXo --- Bronwyn

Friday, February 19, 2010


Okay, you can see more pics of the remodel progress that Faby has posted on the KatScrapStudio fanpage on facebook.  Here are a few shots I got recently.  It's really looking cute!!!  We are so excited!