Thursday, November 19, 2015


Bonjour, mes amis!  Hello, my friends!  Buenas dias, amigos!

I have FINALLY located the King of Adhesives - Kokuyos - and gotten another shipment of them in.

Although my NEW WEBSTORE ( is still under construction, it already has the different packages and pricing available to you for the Kokuyos.

Here is a video Felix helped me create tonight, to show you how the dispenser has been re-designed, and the wonderful improvements made to it.  I simply LOVE this adhesive (as I know you do/will), and cannot help but rave about it! LOL

Let me know what you think.

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Thursday, January 8, 2015


Wow, I did NOT realize that I haven't posted since June; how quickly time goes by!

Recently, while shopping at the Elmwood Michaels (on Clearview Parkway, in Harahan, LA), I had the pleasure of speaking with one of their managers.  During our conversation, I inquired whether they were interested in having an additional Papercrafting Instructor (me!).  Lo and behold, the answer was YES!   There are now three Papercrafts instructors currently on staff at the Elmwood Michaels.

Workshops are already scheduled for Friday nights in January, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  (Check out our Calendar!)

Tomorrow, Friday, January 9, 2015, will be an INTRODUCTION TO RUBBER STAMPING workshop.  For ONLY $15.00, you will learn:

  1. Differences between the types of stamps - including how/when each is best used
  2. Differences between the types of inks - including how/when each is best used
  3. Proper application of ink or paint to stamps
  4. How to obtain a beautiful, crisp impression nearly EVERY time you stamp
  5. Proper cleaning and care for each of the different types of stamps
  6. Ways to achieve several completely different looks using just ONE rubber stamp
  7. Basic tools needed to begin rubberstamping
  8. Different uses for rubberstamping

PLUS, you will leave with a completed project AND a printed handout to keep for future reference!

You gotta admit, THAT is a FABULOUS BARGAIN!!!

On Saturday, January 10, 2015 Michaels will have their Open House event. Stop by between 11:00AM and 3:00PM  to see all the Classes that are available, meet the different Class Instructors, and view samples of finished projects.  If you wish to sign up for a class at that time, you will get a 50% DISCOUNT on the price of the Class; however, ONLY those Classes scheduled during the Open House will qualify to receive the 50% discount.

I am truly looking forward to seeing y'all there!

Until next time, 

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!

(504) 475-4278

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Seafood & Farmer's Market at the Aycock Barn in Arabi, Louisiana

Been a long time since I hijacked Dee's blog, but it happens. :)

This Saturday, June 14th, Dee and a friend will be vendors at The St. Bernard Farmers & Seafood Market in Arabi, LA. - From 10am to 2pm @ the Aycock Barn - 409 Aycock Street, Arabi LA 70032.  For directions if ya need them - 504-278-4242 or Google Map it!  Click here to see their FaceBook page

They will be selling craft items from A to Z with a large variety, and I know they have kept Father's Day in mind - so pick up a last minute, 1-of-a-kind Father's Day present (or something for yourself; we won't tell!).

And, along with crafts, there is plenty more the Market offers - Local Produce, FRESH LOCAL Seafood, Herbs, Spices, Home-made Jellies & Jams, Sweets, and so much more!

Hope to see you there!

Until next time I sneak in my two cents!


Monday, April 14, 2014

New Webstore Coming; Classes and Crops!

We've moved!
And we are very busy unpacking, organizing, and getting everything set up.

The WebStore
Should soon be fully functional.  After diligently working on it for a couple weeks, I don't know what happened, but the final upload failed and the files became corrupted.  So, needless to say, I've got Felix rebuilding the entire site.  And it is looking great!

Of course, we still have fabulous local-themed items, and I will soon be teaching classes -  and regularly hosting crops - at the local Art store (Art With Heart, LLC). As soon as the schedule is complete, it will be posted on the Calendar of Upcoming Events!

Until next time,

Happy scrapping and stamping!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tips to Stay Warm AND Safe! PLEASE READ!!!

"Baby, it's COLD outside!!!"

Well, if it weren't life-threatening, I'd be laughing about that opening line, but being that a lot of people are still unemployed, under-employed, simply do not have the funding to heat their living quarters, or are outright homeless - it's no laughing matter.

Please, everybody, be SAFE in trying to keep warm!!!  Below are a few tips (and links to websites) to help you stay warm and safe.  PLEASE READ it thoroughly, in case you have forgotten any of it; it could save your life, or the life of another!  I really do care about all of you, and don't want anyone to suffer loss - be it loss of life, limb, pet, home, etc.
  • First, and foremost, please CHECK ON FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, AND CO-WORKERS to ensure they have whatever necessary to stay warm.  A lot of people are very proud and do not like to admit that they cannot afford to heat their home or purchase necessary clothing or linens - especially (older) family members.  If you think someone is having difficulty, consider asking them over for the evening.  If you want to help them save face, you could say you want to kick off the New Year with a little get-together, and play board games or charades, or just have popcorn and watch movies (shameless plug: Crafting is always a great excuse!).  Whatever it takes; just remember to take care of others, as you would want other people to check on and take care of you.
  • To help someone who is actually homeless, offer them a ride to a local shelter (if not your own house), or give them any of the following: a sweater, coat, hat, scarf, blanket, sheets, socks, mittens, shoes, or the little instant hand-warmers sold at places like Dollar Stores and Sports Stores.
  • Drink hot liquids, like tea, coffee, cocoa, or soup, to keep your insides warm.
  • Snuggle with your kids, pets, or (gasp!) even your spouse!  LOL!
  • Dance, do jumping jacks, jump rope (clear furniture away first!), or do other exercises.  Maybe even have a scavenger hunt; it'll not only keep everyone moving, but it will keep people in a more light-hearted mood and the close quarters won't make tempers flare as quickly (a sad side-effect of too many people in a cramped space under stressful conditions.)
  • Watch funny shows on TV, or play funny games: laughing helps keeps you warm!
  • Here is a link to FEMA's Winter Fire Safety page. It has individual links for more in-depth information that is most relative to YOUR situation.
  • Keep all flammable objects (especially clothing, linens, blankets, paper items) FAR from heat source (heater, fireplace, candle, etc.).  Placing a crib/bed/chair closer to keep warmer is more dangerous than it is worth! Use layering (see below), and maintain a safe distance.
  • Layering lighter-weight items traps air in between, providing greater insulation and warmth.
  • Layers of newspaper are actually warming, too!
  • Keep heat source at floor level, as heat rises UPWARDS.
  • Most ceiling fans have a button (usually next to the pull chain) to reverse the direction of air flow, and send warmer air back downwards. (Keep ceiling fan on LOW so it doesn't cool the just-warmed air!)  Here's a link to the info from on REVERSING CEILING FAN AIR FLOW FOR WINTER.
  • OPEN the flue whenever using a fireplace.
  • Only burn recommended items in a fireplace - NEVER plastics or trash!  (Click here for more in-depth FIREPLACE SAFETY from FEMA.)
  • Here's an awesome article from Wikipedia on HOW TO STAY WARM WITHOUT USING A HEATER.
  • This is another article, from, on 3 WAYS TO STAY WARM AT HOME WITHOUT A HEATER.
  • If you have pets, this article from  helps you KEEP OUTDOOR PETS WARM.  (Here's another great one from them on WALKING THE DOG IN WINTER.)
  • This article from tells you specifically HOW TO KEEP OUTDOOR CATS WARM IN WINTER.
  • There is more (different) info in this article from; although it says it is for 'Pets', it seems more specifically written for dogs.  Either way, it has very valuable information: 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR PET WARM THIS WINTER.
Until next time, STAY SAFE, STAY WARM, and Happy Scrapping and Stamping!

My love and blessings to you all,


Friday, January 3, 2014


Oh, I am SO EXCITED!  I've got GREAT NEWS!

This weekend I will be checking out a place on the Northshore; if I think it would be appropriate for us, Scrappersaurus will soon begin holding weekly crops again, as well as Workshops and Events!

Isn't that fabulous?!

While I know we will be starting off with just weekly Friday crops, I really don't have much more to say right yet, but as soon as everything is settled, I will post it here on the Blog and tell you when you can begin making reservations!

Also, orders are currently being put together for NEW MARDI GRAS PRODUCTS, and the website is once again going through an upgrade (Yes, again!  LOL).

The Webstore will soon be fully functional and back online, for you to place your orders. 

Yes, I definitely believe 2014 is going to be an outstanding year for Scrappersaurus; stay tuned!

Until next time,

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Year's Eve, Everyone!

First, an announcement: 
Things simply didn't work out as anticipated; therefore, I am no longer an employee of nor associated with Michaels Arts and Crafts stores in any way, shape, or form

That said, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year, filled with endless possibilities, and boundless joy and fulfillment!

Felix and I are still looking for a house to purchase.  I feel like we've been searching for just under a year now, and haven't been able to find anything that really works for us.  It gets kind of frustrating, after so long.  We aren't able to reopen the webstore fully until we get settled into a house, and I am just itching to get things started up again!  I so much miss having a storefront!

If you know of anyone selling a home - Southshore or Northshore - please let us know!

Also, I've been considering sharing a small storefront with another business, so if any of you know of or have a space to share, please contact me!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping and Stamping!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

January Crop in N.Y. / FREE Cricut Create cuts this week!

Season's Greetings, and all that mushy stuff! LOL!

We received the following special request; you know Scrappersaurus is always happy to help out, particularly when it is for something near and dear to our heart!

PS37 is a self-contained Special Education School for Children with Disabilities (such as Autism, Congenital Heart Disease, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy).
On January 18, 2014, the PTA of PS37R is planning to hold their 3rd Annual Crop for Our Kids Scrapbook Event to raise money for much-needed equipment, which the Department of Education cannot pay for.  Approximately 150 scrappers, mainly from around the New York area, will be attending.
Any, and all, donations made to help achieve the goal will be greatly appreciated!  Items are needed specifically to raffle off to raise funds needed for equipment purchase, as well as for inclusion in the goody bags for croppers.  All proceeds go directly to the children, and are tax deductible.
Please mail donations directly to:
PTA of PS37R
Attn: Katy Shelkowitz
Scrapbook Event Chairperson
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island NY 10308
Thank you, in advance, for any support you can provide!

Please consider donating items for Goody Bags, Door Prizes, Raffles, or Auctions!  What better way to pare down, and make room for what Santa will be bringing you?!

I believe the Raffle/Auction items could be anything (not just craft-related) that someone would want to bid on or buy a ticket for a chance to win.

If you will be in the New York area, or just want to get away for some "me" time after the holiday madness, you could even attend the crop, yourself! Their Registration Flyer is included at the bottom of this post, with all the info.

If you are unable to mail donations directly to the school, please contact me to find out when and where you can drop it off, and we will mail them with our donations.  Scrappersaurus will mail all donations Saturday, December 21st, so the organizers will have enough time to prepare.

Thank you in advance, Scrappersaurusonians, for all your caring support and assistance with this very worthwhile endeavor!

And . . .   in other news . . .

Do you own a Cricut machine, or want to? The following brief video shows how easy it is to use:  However, there's nothing better than a hands-on trial, and the next Cricut Expression 2 Test Drive at Michaels is Friday, 12/20/13 from 6-8pm - just in time to let Santa know you want one!  The cost is only $10.00, to come try it out for yourself!

In case you haven't heard about the Cricut Craft Room - where you can now go online to design your Cricut project, using their software - you can see what it is all about here:  Be sure to check out the FREE cuts they have available for you this week - 12/11-18 -

Y'all be safe driving around out there in that crazy holiday traffic! 

REMEMBERHolidays are a time of giving and forgiving, so let's please avoid the road rage!!!

If someone cuts you off, or steals that parking spot you've been circling 10 minutes to get, instead of cursing them out, BLESS them and move on.  Yes, that may be difficult to do, but trust me, God / Karma / The Universe will take care of any real injustices.  One can truly never know what another person is dealing with that could blind them to realizing they even did anything wrong.  Just let it go, and go on about your day.  You will be repaid in kind!
Until next time, happy Scrapping, Stamping, and SHOPPING!!!



Attention Scrappers!

 PS 37

 Crop For Our Kids 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

PS 37
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island, NY 10308
$35 for 11 hours of scrapbooking!!!

You will receive scrap space, a goody bag, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks!  There will be vendors on site, and make-and-takes!  Lots of raffles & give-aways!  We will also be scrapping the day away to the music of Raymel Productions again this year! 

Come scrap the day away and help support the children of 
America’s Favorite School” PS 37




E-Mail Address:________________________________________________

Phone #:______________________________________________________
Sit Me With:___________________________________________________
I will donate:___________________________________________________
*Special raffle ticket for each donation you bring with you to the crop!
Please make checks payable to: PS 37 PTA   and mail to:

PS 37
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island, NY 10308