Scrap It PLUS

Welcome to Scrap It PLUS. We offer a unique experience. We have classes, items to sell, memberships, crops, and special events. We have tools to complete your projects, or we can offer you OUR tools. Come have a great time with us.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bird House

Here is a GREAT album done from one of our regular customers, June. It is the Birdhouse -- wow--do we love it Again 6" X 8.5" -- a great size for your "family album". . .

Santa Albums Gifts Gifts Gifts

Here is a Santa Album made from our Santa Die Cut -- The size is 6" X 8.5" -- just right for all your photos and to give as gifts. Come make them for less than $7 - $14 depending on how many pages and which papers or buy them already made for $24.99 . . .

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Album -- Old World

We have papers that are OLD world. . . Here is an album made of our OLD world papers -- Come see what MORE we have. We really specialize in this LOOK. . .

TIGER -- Custom Album

We are designing CUSTOM albums -- not to be duplicated ANYWHERE -- Here is our TIGER album. . . G0 TIGERS == Guarantee me 40 sales, and I will make your OWN school MASCOT albums. . .

Come buy it done -- a kit, or make it yourself. (We show you how to make it yourself)

Snow Flake Album

The most beautiful paper I have ever seen -- See a simple mini album we made with this paper -- Your cost? Buy the paper/chipboard -- Use the equipment -- and LOVE the results for just a little bit of money. . .
A GREAT gift -- within your budget. . . Come play with us.

Albums Albums Albums

Make albums -- buy albums MADE -- buy the kit -- You have choices -- and GREAT GREAT presents. . .


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Painting on Furniture

You will have a BLAST painting with a friend or family member on wood. Lots of fun and anyone can do it. Where? At Scrap it PLUS!

New class starting so why not come! Such fun you will have! Invite whoever you want to come and paint right beside you. Great class.

Here are some examples of the previous class we had. Join us and make your own.

Configuration Box

Class on SUNDAY! Come and join us. We will be making our own configuration boxes. Only $25 and the price of the boxes. Make sure to bring several little "found" treasure that you can put in the boxes. Cute gift for someone or just a house decoration. Above is a picture of Jennifer's configuration box.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Birthday Parties at Scrap It PLUS

Birthday parties were very popular at Scrap It PLUS this summer. Whether it was 6 year olds or a combination of ages, all had a great time. I am so impressed by those who told me they still have their piece they painted as a child. I realize how very important this service is.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


For a Scrapbook or for Home Decor! Beautiful piece of work that YOU can make. Easy and Fun! We of course are offering a class with JO! Fun Fun Fun at... SCRAP IT PLUS

Paint Pottery PLUS

Bring your friends or family and come on down to our little workshop in Scrap it PLUS. You will have a great time sitting down and painting some pottery. Over 100 different colors to choose from and many different things to PAINT! All you got to do is Pick a piece of pottery, Pick a color and grab a brush!


Make a necklace out of METAL! Where? Scrap it PLUS of course. This is an excellent Christmas gift of maybe just a simple gift or yourself! We offer classes as well. Fun to make and gorgeous to wear. You'll have all your friends asking where you bought it.

Tim Holtz Configuration Box!

The new and brilliant idea of putting small, little objects into boxes and then stacking them is now at Scrap it PLUS! Great decoration for your home. Tiny memories all in this great CREATION. We also have classes to take if you would like to learn how to make one of these.
So WHY NOT come on down to Scrap it PLUS and make one yourself or with a friend!
Below is a picture of the configuration box you would make in class.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Painting on Furniture "TWIGS"

Sign up for the next class -- This is JUST too much fun.

Oh, how much fun is this -- We are painting on furniture. We started out learning by creating a coat rack. Here Kim has designed her coat rack, and is now using the wood burner to create the pattern. Do you have to be able to draw -- No No No-- We have over 1000 dies that you can use to make a stencil of your choice. And remember, this is an expression of yourself -- so embrace you -- and remember at Scrap It PLUS, there are no mistakes.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Card Challenges

I love to do challenges that are presented. I used to do many of the challenges at SplitCoastStampers. After I opened the business, there was no time. But, I decided to do a few as the spirit moved me. . . not as I "had time" -- there is NEVER enough time.

Here are two cards I made for the challenges -- One was for a Clean and Simple design. Clean and simple is always hard for me -- I love layers, texture, more layers, etc. Can't do that with Clean and Simple.

The second is for two challenges-- One was to use staples on your card. The second was to use an inspiration. So here they are

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Foil Class Jewelry

Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 is learn how to make the most of foil in your artwork -- whether it be scrapbook page, home decor, jewelry or a card. Here are two necklaces I made using the foil. Boy, can this get addictive.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Foil Class More

Learning to work with foil is not only for the home decor items. It can also be used in your scrapbook. Here is a page I did tonight with one of my favorite Tim Holtz die cuts -- "Hanging Sign" --
I also used paper from his paper line to compliment my lovely birthday present -- Latte.

Foil Class More

Learning to work with foil is not only for the home decor items. It can also be used in your scrapbook. Here is a page I did tonight with one of my favorite Tim Holtz die cuts -- the sign --
I also used paper from his paper line to compliment my lovely birthday present -- Latte.

Monday, August 8, 2011



Foil Project

Date: August 14th , 2011

Time: 3:00 – 5:00

Instructor: Jo Meyer

Cost: $25 for class –most materials are included

Club Members are Free

Bring scissors, trimmer, Craft Mat, adhesive, Studio Matt Glue

If making bigger one after small one is completed, bring alcohol inks,

Applicator, blending solution, and any embellishments you want on it.

This technique can be used on home d├ęcor, scrapbooking pages, cards.

Call Scrap It PLUS to register-

641-236-0999 or contact

Heritage Page CLASS

Heritage Page

Date: August 11th , 2011

Time: 6:00 – 8:00

Instructor: Jennifer Aldridge

Cost: $20 for class –most materials are included

Materials: Scissors, trimmer, adhesive, Craft sheet

Call Scrap It PLUS to register-

641-236-0999 or contact

Card Class with Kristin

Card Class at Scrap It PLUS

Date: August 9th , 2011

Time: 6:00 – 8:00

Instructor: Kristin Lovig

Cost: $10 for class or $25 worth of product

Here are the projects for August:

Let Kristin know you are coming--

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Artist Trading Cards --ATC

The FIRST Thur of the month, from 6:30 - 8:00, we have an ARTIST TRADING CARD group --The group learns new techniques for paper AND TRADE their "Artist Trading Cards" --ATC that they have done using ANY technique.

It is a card that is 2.5" x 3.5". (Like a Baseball Card) You can do any technique, any theme, anything -- The only rule is it needs to be 2.5 inches X 3.5 inches.

For our SIP group (Scrap It PLUS) it is different-- you get MORE



BUT -- for OUR GROUP -- the SIP group, (SCRAP IT PLUS), we are asking that you stick primarily to two themes -- either do the technique of the last group, and/or the theme of the month. . .

Policies: One card is left in the store -- the others are traded. . . You can only trade as many as you trade minus ONE (for the store)

What does this mean? This group does three things --
• First, they learn a new paper technique from our guru artist, Jennifer Aldridge or pitch hitter or ScrapItPLUS owner, Jo Meyer. (Usually Jennifer).
• Second, they trade artist cards with each other.
• Third, they encourage each other to become better and better paper crafters.
• What does it cost?
As a ScrapItPlus member, the cost is FREE to learn the new technique. As a non-member, the cost is $5.
What if I don't have the supplies? If you don't have the supplies, you can use Jo's for an additional $5 materials fee. Bring your own, and there is NO materials fee.

Monday, March 21, 2011

All Things Tim -- Scrapbook pages

Tim Holtz gives us so much to think about and do with our creative juices. Here are a few scrapbook pages I put together using his papers, Ranger distressing inks, embossing powders and embellishments.

You can use a little, use a lot -- there are no right or wrongs.

All Things Tim

Our Tim Holtz Club is going very well. Come join us. Try us one time to see if it is something you want.

Here is what we did at the last Club night. We used Grunge paper, and some blending techniques to make a picture that could be framed. It was so much fun.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We've been so busy

The home show is coming up in Grinnell. I want everyone who comes to know there is a new scrap booking store in town. So we are going --- ORANGE AND BLACK . Orange and Black -- Orange and Black. Just so Monte, Lynnville-Sully, Newton, BGM, etc won't be offended, we have included them as well.

Junior and Senior High students: It is easy to find scrap booking ideas for students who are "IN" everything -- art, band, athletics, etc. But, what about those students who choose to do OTHER things in their lives.

Well, I have been creating skateboarding pages, ATV pages, bike pages, school essential pages, (car, IPOD, cell phone,) friends pages and more etc.

I want everyone to know, these pages are for those of you who want nice but simple pages for your son or daughter. They are simple and easy to do. Just create one like them, or buy the basic kit, and add the embellishments you want. If you want to "scrap lift" -- what a complement to Scrap It PLUS -- and all of our staff who have contributed.

Come see us at the home show.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Layouts -- Day 5

Ok -- Day 5 is here -- or maybe passed! Anyway, we are busy designing and making layouts for you to "scraplift", buy the layout and put it together yourself, or buy ones already assembled. And guess what, you can also come in and just buy the elements to put on your own design -- like a football, basketball, skateboard, etc. . .

More about that later

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pages Pages Pages

What a fun day. Sam came down, (9 years old) used the Cricut Expression to create his page, and left before an hour was over. He knew what we wanted to do. (Yes, Sam, took the last beginning Cricut Expression Class) During the class, he and his beautiful sister were funny and wonderful. All the adults loved them. Sam had the knack of asking all the questions the adults wanted to ask.

This weekend, Carrie Martin and I worked and worked on duplicating layouts in the different school colors. We decided we are only going to do a FEW duplicates. What if I duplicated in 8 different schools, and no one wanted them . . . poor choice of time and resources. So YOU, the public will have to tell me whether you WANT this in YOUR school colors. . . I am SOOOOO willing, but time and resources sooooo limited. Come to the HOME SHOW, see your school's book, and the MASTER BOOK -- to see if you want the layouts.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 4

OK -- I admit it -- We're working on more layouts for the schools . Yes, right now we have 4 school colors and thinking about adding 3 more. How nice would it be to have the layout done -- Or at least, be able to come buy components so we can create your own layouts.

Here is another fun layout for the DRAMA part of school

Stay posted here to watch for more to come. Or go to our facebook page -- ScrapItPLUS


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High School Seniors beware Newton, BGM, Zumas Tigers

I know -- You think this is JUST TIGERS -- as we speak, we are crating the exact layout for Zuma, BGM, Newton with a few modifications. . . (AKA--no Tiger logo)

Dewey, Mocha (our wonderful dog AKA Raccoon ) took a road trip to WI today. First time
we've been out of the store and town (Scrap It PLUS in Grinnell, Iowa) together for MONTHS. We held hands, had a wonderful dinner at the Amanas and sold a horse trailer. Don't worry, we still own my bigger horse trailer. Meanwhile, as Dewey was driving, I designed layouts on my portable device, the Cricut Gypsy. You will be seeing those components coming up in later posts.

Here is one of our Senior pages. Note: We make these pages elegant, simple, and easy to adapt. So simple for you to just add your photos and articles, etc. Design your own, use our individual elements, use our page layout kits -- but, come come come to Scrap It PLUS to get it done.

TIGERS, BEARS, Zumas, Cardinals

Attention: TIGER, BGM, ZUMA, Cardinals.

We’ve been busy designing and creating layout kits for your son or daughter. We are starting at preschool and going all the way up to graduation day. We have individual elements for sale, or you can buy the kit and put it together like similar to the one we created. When we are done, we hope to have most of the elements/la.youts for special times in the school life of your child.

So be it Orange and Black, Blue and White, Red and Black or Red, White and Blue we have it. Ok, we can do some custom colors if you wish.

Watch our FACEBOOK (ScrapItPLUS) and see a new layout every day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

OK-- Cricut has me obsessed

Ok -- I now admit it, the Cricut Expression has given me a new obsession. Ok -- At Scrap It PLUS, we have 90 plus cartridges to choose from.

Here is an image that I did for Nichole and the Cricut Circle Challenge #21-- We were to use the theme of an animal, and have at least two cuts. I used the Gypsy to make the 3" windows (Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. ) I then took the same layout and reduced the windows to make the white mat. It took me less than 10 minutes to design this on the Gypsy. I now take my Gypsy everywhere.

The word, Nichole, is from Old West cartridge.

I love the look of the window. I will be reusing this layout for other pictures as well.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cricut Cartridges

Cricut Cartridge Crazy! Jo keeps raking in more and more Cricut cartridges for us to use. If you are a daily or annual member, you can use the cartridges any time FREE. Bring your own Cricut and just enjoy. There are over 70 cartridges and counting.
And guess what! Jo and her team have also recently discovered a new website -- This site lets you search for images you want to use. How wonderful is that? For example, we were looking for a bicycle. Typed in the word bicycle and sure enough, we had the cartridges and could cut out our bicycle. You can do so much. ~Come play with us~

Shadow Box

The Shadow Box! NEW at Scrap it PLUS! Come on in and see Jo's wonderful creation she did with shadow boxes. It is on display! Jo's moto is "There are NO mistakes, just a chance for CREATIVITY!" Jo tells us that while she was making Noah's 1st birthday shadow box she had cut the first picture to small. Not a big deal she says. I will just take the picture and make his name. As you can see below. Then she notices where are the balloons? They are cut out of the picture. So she remembers she has some wonderful balloon cut outs she can use. She ties some strings and glosses them up. Walla! Perfect. What great ideas we can share with each other at Scrap it PLUS.

Cricut Class

BZZZZZ...Do you have a Cricut Expression electronic die cuting machine? Do you wanna know more and more about your Cricut? Swarm on down and we will teach you! Join our classes, you will love them! Just as you can see, our lovely helper Tami, is helping a member with her Cricut. They are having so much fun. YOU can too!