Merry Christmas…

The ScrapPop team wishes you all a very Merry Christmas. Over the next two weeks, we are taking a little time off to focus on our families and hope you are able to find some time to do the same. We look forward to getting to know you all a bit better in the new year as we officially launch and hope that you check back with us in January to see how the PopStars kept themselves busy over the Holidays. May 2015 bring you all that you hope for and many crafty opportunities to share! … [Read more...]

A Christmas Fruit Tree that kicks a Fruit Salads Butt!

It's that time of year, for holiday parties and potluck responsibilities. For our  family gift exchange, I was tasked with bringing a fruit dish for both kids and adults to enjoy.  As a mother of three, I cut up more than my share of fruit on a daily  basis, so I wanted to bring something more fun than your typical bowl of fresh fruit. I started my Pinterest search and was inspired by fruit kabobs, fruit sculptures and fruit trees. But after careful consideration, I decided to try a fruit tree … [Read more...]

Capturing Memories – One Handprint at a Time

I found these adorable giant wood looking snowflake ornaments on sale a year ago at Michael's and just had to have them! Of course like most crafters I have the addiction of buying all kinds of stuff and really no plan for it. But I certainly couldn't walk past them and not buy them! So after holding onto them for a year I finally figured out what I was going to do with them!  My babies are growing up too fast so therefore I decided I needed to forever capture their handprints. I have tons … [Read more...]

December Birthday – Elf Surprise

Like many people, my son has a December birthday. Don't you hate it?! I feel bad that he gets all his presents for the year all that the same time! So I try to make it extra special in any way I can.  This year I enlisted our Elf, Buddy, to help with a special surprise for my son. Since I decided to do this at about 11pm the night before his birthday, I rummaged through the craft supplies I already had at home and the idea of a birthday banner was born.  I made two tiny pennant banners on my … [Read more...]

Elf on what shelf?

It's 10 -- Day 10 that is. Do you know where your elf is? The creative Elf on the Shelf photos are filling my facebook and instagram feeds and sadly, I feel that I am already running out of steam.   So I must confess the other night I took the easy way out and repeated a hiding spot from previous years. Sure enough my shorties found the elf rather quickly but what happened next seems to have re-energized our entire crew, including me! I listened as all three giggled recounting stories of … [Read more...]

Being Thankful…

As we approach Thanksgiving and the launch of the Christmas holiday season, it is far too easy to get caught up in the preparation hustle and bustle and forget what made these holidays so special to us as kids. The real meaning of the Holiday can easily be lost when we focus on all the work instead of why we are gathering together. Think back to your childhood Thanksgiving memories, remember how we were thankful just to be out of school, at home with our families while we counted down the … [Read more...]

From Target $1 Aisle to My Monthly Mantels

So I walk into Target and I go straight to the dollar bins. Is it really even possible to by pass these???? Brilliant on their part!! They had these adorable Halloween burlap banners with white, black, and orange dots. I loved them so much, I had to buy two!  And at only a $1 each, it's a win. I off course had no idea what I was gonna do with the second banner since I only have one fireplace and mantel, but "not knowing" doesn't usually slow me down. I hung the banner for Halloween and … [Read more...]