Wednesday, December 28, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

End of Year Blowout Sale

Well everyone it is that time of year once again.  Out with the old and in with the new.  I hate counting inventory.  Sooooooooooooo,

SAVE 25%-75% OFF
In-Store Only
Friday & Saturday December 30-31, 2011
No Coupon Necessary

Don't miss the last and biggest sale of the year!!!  It is also the last Triple Point Saturday,  you'll get 3 points for every dollar you spend. Since we are lowering the point balance to 100 points in January,  you'll get your $10.00 credit even sooner.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Twinkling H20's are in

Twinkling H20's are little cakes of shimmering water color paint. The paints are sold in individual pots which are sold either in kits or separately. The paints are available in 156 colors and they can be mixed and blended to create a further pallet of colors. Twinkling H2O's come in two size pots, large (5 grams - regular size) and minis (Little Twinklers). Individual Twinkling H20 colors are available in the large size only. Kits are available with a mix of 6, 12 or 24 of the large size pots.

These colors can be used on a variety of surfaces and these include paper and cardstock, wood, plastic and even eggs - and they are ideal for many altered art projects. Some projects may require sealing when finished.

Twinkling H20's are made in America by LuminArte who also manufacture the Primary Elements range of paints.

How Are Twinkling H20's Used?

Twinkling H20's can be used in the same way as any watercolor paint and different stampers have their own favorite way to use these shimmering colors. The paint cakes can be moistened and the paint used direct from the pot, or the color can be blended and mixed on a plate or pallet.

The colors are highly pigmented giving strong and vibrant colors. These can be blended with water for lighter shades. LuminArte have developed a color that is ideal for blending to lighten colors, this is called 'Oyster' and will lighten the color while still keeping the distinctive shimmer. The colors can also be blended with other water color paint such as tempura or gouache, however this will also decrease the level of shimmer in the paint.

Twinkling H20's can be applied using paint brushes - or can also be applied direct to the rubber stamp and stamped onto paper or cardstock.

Ways that Twinking H20's can be used:
  • As backgrounds for stamping projects, this can then be stamped on as normal
  • To color in rubber stamped images
  • Applied over embossed images
  • Added to wet paper to create a soft image
  • Paint onto dark papers for a dramatic look
Friday, December 2, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Triple Points Saturdays

Get 3 points for every dollar you spend on products during Triple Point Saturday.  Running each Saturday in December.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

New Goodies Just In

The Prima North Country line just came in and it is gorgeous.  Oh the embellies!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Advanced Quilling Class

Here is a photo of the advanced quilling class held on Dec. 17, from 2-5pm.  You will also be dry embossing the background paper.  See the calendar for full details. 

Class Calendar

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap


GET 25%
from 11/25 - 11/27
online & in-store

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

New Goodies Just In!

Just got a box in from Crate Paper with the Christmas Line, Peppermint.  Paper, brads, chipboard, phrase stickers, alpha labels, buttons and more.

I hope to get it into the computer tonight.

Too Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Photoshop Elements Workshop - Organizing your Photos

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Sunday, Nov 20, 12-5pm OR  Split on Tuesday Nov. 22, 7-9pm & Nov 29, 7-10pm.

Join us for a fabulous hands-on workshop. Learn the fundamentals of organizing your photos on your PC.

Do you have trouble finding your photos once you download them? Do you wish there was a way to easily find and organize your photos? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this workshop is for you.

Organizing Your Photos Using Photoshop Elements is geared towards the beginner. You will be working with your photos on your laptop. This is a 5 hour workshop packed with information. We will be covering importing your files and all the methods of organizing, tagging & finding your files from basic through advanced. Limit 12.

Only $50. Lunch on Sunday and Snacks on Tuesday classes included.

You will need your laptop with at least Photoshop Elements 8 or 9 loaded and photos on a jump drive, CD or already on the hard drive. Laptop rental is available for an additional $15.

November Edition - Gem Magazine!

Here is the latest edition of Gem Magazine.  Click to read the articles.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Photoshop Elements - Organizing Your Photos Workshop

Call 631-580-1118 to register for this brand new Workshop.  We only have 12 seats available.
Lunch included. This is a hands on workshop. You will need your laptop with at least Photoshop Elements 9 loaded and photos on a jump drive, CD or already on the hard drive.

Organizing Your Photos Using Photoshop Elements is geared towards the beginner. We will be going at a slow pace with everyone working on their own computers. This is a 5 hour workshop packed with information. We will be covering importing your files and all the methods of organizing, tagging & finding your files from basic through advanced. Limit 12.
Date:   Sunday, October 30, 2011
Time:  12:00pm-5:00pm EDT

Thursday, October 6, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Garage Sale, Sunday October 9, 2011

It's time for another Garage Sale.  This Sunday from 12-5pm, or sooner if they sell out.  We have 3 vendors so far.  Hayley and Tracy are back and Randi will be joining them this time around.
Monday, October 3, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap
Saturday, October 1, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

New Lifestyle Magazine for the Long Island Woman

I am honored to be writing an article about Scrapbooking in a new free Magazine called Gem.  The magazine is out now and is available in over 1800 distribution points.  You can find it in places where women frequent like Not Just Scrap, hair salons, Weight Watchers and local news stands.

Come check it out and let me know what you think.  Here is the cover of the Premier Issue:

Friday, September 9, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Garage Sale, Sunday Sept 11, 2010

It's time for another Garage Sale.  Our 4th one will be held Sunday, September 11 from 12pm-5pm or sooner if they sell out.  We still have some spots for vendors too.  Call 631-580-1118 if you would like to register.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Goodbye Irene! Hello My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2!!!

Hope all is well and most of you just had to deal without having electric.  I know around here it looked like a war zone with live wires burning the street and tress down all over.  Not Just Scrap stayed with power but I just got mine back yesterday.

We got our shipment of My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 in.  I'll be working like crazy to get it all out.  We also got in the Pearl Pens from Viva last week and they are going fast.

We have a crop going on Friday & Saturday if you need to get out!

Sunday, July 24, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Mommy & Me Crop

Having a wonderful time with all the Mommies & their little girls today!
Sunday, July 17, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Garage Sale Update

Okay, here is a pic of them setting up. We have some early shoppers, so don't delay!
Saturday, July 16, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Not Just Scrap 3rd Garage Sale.

Tomorrow, August 21,  from 12pm-5pm we are having our third Garage Sale. Tracy, Colleen and Hayley will be here with tables full of goodies to sell.

Come early, or risk missing the best of what they are offering! I even bought stuff last time.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

First Camp Session Slide Show

Well the first group of girls finished camp.  They loved their projects.  Here is a slide show of them during camp.

Thursday, July 7, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Having a Blast with the Girls at Camp

Day 3 of the Girls Summer Scrapbook and Papercraft Camp and still having fun!  I must admit the first day was a bit trying for them.  They spent most of the time cutting paper.  I will definitely be cutting and prepping more for the next crew to keep things rolling along. 

The girls have been amazing.  Two of the girls have never even scrapbooked before, never mind using a 12" cutter!  They have all picked out their own papers for each project.  They coordinated them beautifully.  I was blown away by how nice their first 3 projects turned out.   

I was so immersed with them the first 2 days I totally forgot to take pictures.  I managed to take a few today.  Today they were working on their Banners and Altered Paint Cans. We still have room for the next few sessions if you know anyone that would be interested.

Tomorrow we work on a 6x6 Explosion Album.  They have already picked out their papers.  I just finished cutting everything for them so tomorrow we will wrap up the left overs from the previous projects and complete a beautiful mini book that they can treasure forever!
Friday, June 24, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Glubers Are In

We finally got our shipment of Cosmo Cricket's Glubers.  These are the largest glue dots in the world.  You use them to make awesome flowers.  Man are they sticky no sewing needed with these.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Girls Summer Scrapbooking and Papercrafting Camp

OOPS! The original post for the camp had a typeO in the phone.  The phone number is 631-580-1118.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Girls Summer Scrapbooking and Papercrafting Camp

Camp will run for 4 days, Tuesday - Friday.  We will have two sessions a day. The first session will be from 10am-12pm.  The second session will be from 2-4pm.  This camp is geared towards girl tweens that are a minimum of 10 years old.   We are limiting each session to only 6 girls.

I have a ton of projects I'd love to do. Whether or not we get to all of them will be based on the children's abilities. I have 4 main projects I would like to be able to complete with them with additional smaller projects for those that finish the main project and have time to spare.  Our main project will be an 8x8 "All about Me" chipboard album that will be created from scratch.  We will be using different scrapbooking techniques in the project. The completed album will have 10 pages.   

Based on the time left our next project will be a 6 panel banner based on family.  We will then create an altered paint can.  Another project will be an Explosion Album that they will create in camp to be decorated at home.

The girls must be able to use scissors and work independently with minimal assistance(no Mommies by their side).  They will be cutting their own papers using paper trimmers, die cut machines and scissors.

Registration is $120.00 and must be paid 1 week prior to the session beginning.  You can register for only one of the following weeks in either the morning or afternoon sessions:

1st Week – July 5-8.  Registration will close June 29
2nd Week – July 12-15.  Registration will close July 6.
3rd Week – July 19-22.  Registration will close July 13
4th Week – July 26 – 29.  Registration will close July 20.

The registration fee is non-refundable.  Registration is now open.  Please call 631-580-1118 to register today.

Please send your child with pictures that cover some of these themes.  Do not give your child the originals, they might be cutting them.
·         The people in my family
·         My favorite games
·         My room
·         What makes me special
·         I like to eat…
·         Books that I love to read
·         I love my pet
·         What I want to be when I grow up
·         Things my family likes to do
·         Family traditions
·         My friends
·         School
·         Favorite thing to do in the summer
·         Vacation I loved
Saturday, June 18, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

OMG!!! Tracy's stash is amazing. Don't miss out get here early!

Tracy is setting up her tables.  I can't believe all the stuff she is getting rid of.  From rubber stamps to die cut machines!  She brought in storage containers, paints, inks, mini books alterable items.  All kinds of tools. 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Class Samples

Our new teacher Jeanette dropped off her class samples today.  You can see them up close and personal in the store.  Here are pics, but as you know pictures do not do the samples justice.
 Summer Fun!

"De-stressed Background" Cards.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Not Just Scrap News Letter Link, June 15

Garage Sale.

*** Don't forget to visit us on Saturday June 18 for our first 'Garage Sale'.   Sale hours are from 10am - 4pm.   

Our Designer Tracy will be one of the vendors at the garage sale.  I can't wait to see what she will be selling.  Her stash is unbelievable!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Quick Quotes July Class Deadline is June 12.

Just a reminder.  If you want to sign up for July's Quick Quotes KOM you must do it by June 12.  Here are some updated pictures of the way I chose to put the kit together.  You can do it your own way, the way QQ did theirs or follow mine.  Whichever you prefer.

My Version

QQ Version

Smile and the world smiles with you! Create 4 layouts using the popular Quick Quotes "Joker's Wild" paper line. These four layouts will accommodate a total of 17 photos of your favorite smiles! Load your pages full of frames, photo mounts, vellum, jumbo brads, flowers, ribbon, and NEW shimmery white cardstock. Add a little bling with all new frosted flourish embellishments. Each kit also includes a "Midnight Confessions" Powder Puff chalking ink. The finished project is perfect for any occasion!

If you would like to do my version please bring white dauber paint.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Mini Book for a Victorian Tea Bridal Shower

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to share book I finished for a woman giving her daughter a Victorian Tea Bridal Shower.  This woman collects antique tea sets and is giving away a cup and saucer to each guest as the favor.  She asked me to create a special book for her to give to her daughter to remember the occasion.  There is an invitation page, 7 pages with images of different vintage tea cups. The tea bag tags are for each guest to write a sentiment for the bride-to-be.  I used the Silhouette Machine to create the tags and I used Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher stapler to attach the string.  It worked great.  The staples are nice and tiny. There are also eight pages for the bride to be to record the gifts she received.

For the actual book I used an 8x8 Cover-All from Bind-it-All.  These are great if you don't want to see the wire binding.  I did use paper to cover the entire book cover.  For the inside I used chipboard that I covered and then bound with the Bind-it-All.  The papers used to create the book are from digital images.

Although it is hard to see the pink flowers, teapot and canister are all dimensional.  I fussy cut all the petals of the flowers and then popped them with pieces of pop dots.  The cream flowers on the cover are the flowers from Petaloo that I just got in the store.  Aren't they just gorgeous! 

Here are some pictures of the finished product. I'd love to know what you think.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Celebrating Our 6th Year Anniversary!

We Are Celebrating 6 Years
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 3-5, 2011 
We are having an in-store sale to beat all sales.  Select items will be on sale for up to 75% off.  If it isn't on special it will be 30% off.

Where & When
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 3-5.
Not Just Scrap
2359 Middle Country Road
Centereach, New York 11720
Sunday, May 8, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

National Scrapbook Day Vagabond Winner!!!

Congratulations to Laura Capano.  Laura was the winner of the Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine we raffled off on May 7, 2011.
Friday, April 29, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

National Scrapbook Day, May 7, 2011

Come join us Saturday, May 7 for our National Scrapbooking Day Crop.  

For only $15 you can crop for 14 hours from 10am - midnight and get lunch, Dinner & Prizes.  What a great way to spend the day before Mother's Day. Seating is Limited to 12.  We will also announce the winner of the Vagabond Machine during the crop.
Friday, April 1, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Come Spend a Day with Jen Starr at Not Just Scrap

Jen Star is back at Not Just Scrap with Technique Filled Classes on April 16.

Home is Where the Art is..., April 16, 10am-1pm, $50

Display your memories in your home in a unique and artful way! Use it as an accordion book, display it standing on a table or shelf or even hang it over a many possibilities with this project!

You'll be working with some gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye and then choosing your own color palette from a variety of mediums from Tattered Angels and Ranger to suit your own style while learning the techniques. In addition, you will explore metal art techniques using Ten Seconds Studio tools and molds to add extra special effects and beauty to this work of ART!

Glazed Metal Effects. April 16, 2:30pm-6:30pm, $55
Take metal art to the next level by adding layers of gorgeous color! We'll be combining metal and tools from Ten Seconds Studio with the latest and greatest from Tattered Angels...all on a double canvas wall hanging. During class you'll explore a variety of techniques including different paint applications, embossing metal and using glazing mediums in unique ways. You'll be amazed at how easy it can be to create stunning artistic effects!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Tamron Photography Seminar

Take Better Photos
A Photography Seminar
From Mom-to-Mom
Registration for the Tamron Photography Seminar will open April 1, 2011

This seminar is designed for new users of Digital SLR Cameras.

If you're looking to improve your photography - family event shots, vacation photos, back-to-school portraits and more, this is the class for you.  In this 2.5 hour seminar, you'll learn the basic camera functions that can make a huge difference in the quality of your photos as well as 14 tips for taking great shots.

Topics include:
Basic Camera Functions
Natural Light
Flash Photography
Group Portraits
and more...

Seminar is limited to 21 people.  Please call Not Just Scrap to register April 1, 2011.  (631) 580-1118
Monday, March 21, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

New Kits in Store

We have a bunch of new affordable kits in the store.  Here samples of some of them.  They are all in limited quantities.  Come on in to see the rest.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

President's Day Sale & DOUBLE POINTS

President's Day Sale

Get 30% off
your purchase
of regular priced items
Exclusions Apply
Valid February 15-20, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

We are open

If you are bored and want to play come on down.  We are open and we have a Beginners Scrapbooking Class tonight too.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Bo Bunny Blog Hop

Bo Bunny is doing a Blog Hop today. Start at their blog. Then, make sure you hit all the designers blogs and leave comments for a chance to win a prize.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Gypsy 101 Class Update.

The Gypsy 101 class this Sunday has been canceled.  Stephanie's Mom is in the hospital and she went down to S.Carolina to be with her.  We will reschedule when she knows more.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Inventory Reduction Sale.

I DO NOT WANT TO COUNT ALL THIS STUFF!!!  It is that time once again. YUCK!  I haven't done it in quite a while and I have to count inventory again.  So next week we are having a sale. 

If it is not on sale, not on special or custom you will get it at 40% off.

That's right  
off ALL regular  
priced items
Sale valid from January 18-23.
Sunday, January 16, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Scrappin' on the Edge

Today was the first of a series of classes that our own Designer/Artist, Tracy will be teaching.  If you took the class please leave a comment and let us know what you thought.

Jen Starr's Classes

We had a phenomenal time with Jen Starr Saturday.  She had 3 wonderful classes packed with techniques.  She will be back in April with 3 new classes.  Can't wait.

If you joined us for any of the classes please leave a comment and let us know what you thought.
Friday, January 7, 2011 | By: Not Just Scrap

Update to Jen Starr's Class's at Not Just Scrap, Jan 15.

Here is a link to Jen's Bio.  Jen Starr

We switched the classes times a little and I now have the picture for the Shabby Chic Flap Book so here it goes again.

Glaze, Glimmer, Glam.  Saturday Jan 15, 10-1pm. $45

Explore the shimmery world of Tattered Angels in this technique-based workshop. Using Glimmer Mist and the new Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze we’ll work on a variety of surfaces such as paper, acrylic, metal, embossed chipboard and more to achieve fabulous effects for all your crafting projects. You’ll learn the basics and new fun techniques such as tinted photo transfers, translucent embossing, wax resists, frozen Glam and so much more!! Additional Tattered Angels products covered will be Glimmer Screens and coordinating acrylic stamps, Glimmer Glass, Chip Tiles, Framed Fonts, Chalkboard Mists and some of the new releases from Heidi Swapp. The finished project can be used as a technique reference book with written instructions for each technique on the backs of each page OR keep the instructions separate and turn it in to a mini-book! The possibilities are endless…

Supplies needed: **Basic tool kit should always be brought to each class including scissors, 12” paper trimmer, pencil and a variety of adhesives…Glossy Accents is always recommended***

Please bring to class a 1” flat paint brush plus a smaller brush for more details and a toner-based (LASER) photocopy of a photo on regular copy paper. 

Shabby Chic Flip Album.  Saturday, Jan 15, 2-5pm. $45.
My Minds Eye papers mixed with a touch of new Distress Inks and gesso plus a dash of Glimmer Mist colors you have a recipe for a fabulous shabby chic project!

In addition, we’ll be playing with new Sizzix dies from Tim Holtz, white Distress Crackle Paint, Sticky Back Canvas, paint, Prima clear stamps and burlap flowers, corrugated cardboard, resist techniques and more! If you love everything pink and brown in a pretty “vintage glam” style then this book is for you! Learn techniques to give anything that shabby chic effect.

* please bring a 1 inch paint brush, paper trimmer, scissors, strong adhesive such as glossy accents and a crop-a-dile if you have one. 

Completely Distressed Layout Masterclass.  Saturday, Jan 15 6-10pm. $65
Whether you prefer a vintage style or bright happy colors, Tim Holtz’s Line of Distress products can customize any paper crafting project to the look and color scheme YOU want to achieve. In this workshop you will create 6 unique 8x8” layouts focusing heavily on technique…you can follow the color selections I’ve used in my samples or use the same techniques in colors of your choice! You will learn how to use Tim Holtz Stamps in artful and unusual ways to create beautiful backgrounds, borders, titles, embellishments and even tint photos. We will use the complete line of Distress Products including inks, re-inkers, crackle paints, stickles, embossing powders with a few of my other favorite goodies mixed in. The goal of this workshop is to teach you all that this line is capable of beyond just inking the edges!

Supplies needed: **Basic tool kit should always be brought to each class including scissors, 12” paper trimmer, pencil and a variety of adhesives…Glossy Accents is always recommended***

*please bring to class a heat gun if you have one.