Monday, November 30, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

New In Store

Our Demo with Frankie Fioretti was great!  She did such a wonderful job showing us how to use USArtquest products.  She showed us so many techniques that my head is still spinning! Their Mica Delights are beautiful.  They make glitter look like old tinsel.  It gives a project such a rich sophisticated look rather than a glitzy look. I've always loved to gild things and she showed us so many ways to use their gilding products, from just using flecks of it to covering chipboard to writing/drawing with their duo glue and putting gilding over that.

They also have a product called Studio Paper(which I have to re-order because we sold out) that you can use in your ink jet printer and then transfer to other mediums.  I can't wait to get my hands on that.  Their water color palettes are so easy to use.  They get creamy real fast and there are 10 colors in each palette.  Their Perfect Paper Adhesive comes in Matte and Glossy.  She used the matte to coat a real leaf, which will preserve it, then she gilded the leaf and used it on a card.  OMG! it was beautiful.  She used the glossy to cover a mosaic of papers and created a paper enameling.

She will be holding a class using the Dicrofibers on December 8.  That stuff is pretty cool.  You layer different colors and can encapsulate items within it, then you iron it to make sheets which can then be diecut or punched out or used as is.

We have some of the items that we didn't sell out of and we will be ordering the items that we did sell out of.  You can have way too much fun with their products!

We also got in Flower-Soft in 13 colors along with some of their card toppers and sayings.  Yvonne Pineiro made a beautiful sample for the store so you can see how it looks.  Check out the New in Store Nov 30 on the left for pictures of the products.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the time to give thanks for all the good things life brings.  I am so thankful for the family I have, who have supported me in my endeavors and are always there for me and never judge.  For my friends who keep me sane when I'm about to flip.  For all the children that have been in my life that can brighten my day by just smiling.  For all the wonderful people I have met since I opened Not Just Scrap.  For all the women who have helped me by teaching or designing for Not Just Scrap. For without you, I wouldn't be who I am today.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

Epic 6 Machines

Well they finally arrived. The Epic 6 machines from QuicKutz are in!

Monday, November 23, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap


Black Friday Weekend Sales & Events

This year we are doing it a bit different. This year our sales will start at 10am on Black Friday and continue throughout the weekend. Of course the best is the first.

Come in on Black Friday and get 30% off what is not on sale already from 10am-12pm Black Friday only. From 12:15pm-2pm Black Friday get 25% off then get 15% off the rest of the weekend. DOUBLE POINTS ALL WEEKEND!

We will have different items on sale throughout the weekend.


Frankie Fioretti will be demoing products from USArtquest starting at 3:00pm on Friday, November 27. Place an order during the demo and get 10% USArtquest products.

Nationally known stamp artist, Frankie Fioretti, has been a part of the rubberstamping and paper arts industry for the last 20 years. Her creative journeys as a quilter lead her to rubberstamps as a means to create her own textile designs. In 1992, Frankie opened her own rubber stamp store, Integrated Images. After closing her store in 1997, Frankie began working with Penny Black Rubberstamps and USArtQuest, as well as other manufacturers -- doing research and development, creating samples for catalog photography, demonstrating at trade and consumer shows and teaching classes.

Frankie's work has been featured in numerous books and magazines, such as Somerset Studio, The Rubber Stamper and Expressions; you may have even seen her on reruns of the "Carol Duval Show". She has contributed work to Design Originals' "Magical Mica", "The Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools and Techniques" and most recently "The Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools and Techniques" by Susan Pickering Rothomel of USArtQuest.

Frankie has dual residency in Florida and New York and continues to enjoy sharing her love of rubberstamps and art materials with creative souls around the country.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

New In Store Nov 19

Got in some new travel related papers and embellishments from Creative Imaginations. From Kaiser we got in wood embellishments, bling and pearls. From Justrite Just a Note borders and centers and large borders. In from American Crafts are the new Thicker designs.
Friday, November 13, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

BoBunny Snowy Serenade

Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade is in and it is gorgeous. Click on the New is Store pictures on the right.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

Us Artquest Demo on Black Friday

Frankie Fioretti will be demoing USArtquest products at Not Just Scrap on Thursday, November 27, 2009 starting at 3pm. USArtquest products can be used to make projects for your home, scrapbooking, cardmaking and gifts. Click on the picture below to view samples of her work using USArtquest products.

Monday, November 9, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

Newsday Article

Shawna Vaneness from Newsday did an article on Scrapbooking on Long Island and Not Just Scrap was featured. Check us out in Monday's Newsday page B2. You might even see yourself in the picture! Unfortunately, I didn't have any recent pictures so she took one from 2007. That'll teach me. Next crop I'll be ready with the camera!

Here is a link to the on-line article. The picture of the crop is only in the paper article. Newsday
Thursday, November 5, 2009 | By: Not Just Scrap

New Classes Added to the Calendar

Here are the new classes we added to the Calendar:

String Art Layout.  Doris has created a gorgeous layout using a "String Art" technique.  You can pick your own paper for this class.  December 3 & 15.

Shabby Chic Floral Layout. The is beautiful! I was so excited when she showed me this layout. Evelyn will teach you how to make a beautiful floral spray from paper. Once you learn this technique you will want to use it on every layout.

Evelyn has packed tons of other techniques in this class as well. You will be sanding, ink distressing, paper distressing, tearing and chalking. You will be using papers from Basic Grey's Indian Summer line. December 6.

One Stroke Beginners part 2. Evelyn has created another layout using the One Stroke Painting technique. You will be creating Wisteria and Daisys in this class. December 7.
Picture coming Soon!

Christmas Album. Another beautiful album from Sandra. You will be using papers from SEI's Christmas Mint Line and stamps from Justrite. What an interesting foldout! December 13.

Floral Fantasy Part 2. Evelyn has created another set of handmade flowers that you can use on any layout or card. December 27.
Picture coming soon!

New in Store

We got a ton of new stuff in the store. New stamp sets from Justrite Stamps. New Disney papers and embellishments from Sandylion and Bling and Embellishments from Kaiser. Click on the slideshow on the left to see pictures of all the new stuff!