Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NEW! How to Make Glass Tile Jewelry! :)

BRAND NEW from TheScrabbleGal!

Learn how to make beautiful glass tile pendants and home accessories yourself!

My full-color, step-by-step tutorial “How To Make A Glass Tile Pendant” teaches you everything you need to know to make your very own gorgeous jewelry and home accessories using glass tiles or marbles and decorative papers.

You will receive a full-color electronic PDF containing all of the following:

- Detailed step-by-step instructions
- 8 Short-Cut Secrets
- 16 Full-Color instructional photos & diagrams
- Complete materials list (by the way, everything is non-toxic)
- My personal email address - just in case you run into any questions along the way, or simply want to share photos of your finished product!

And as a bonus, I’ll even divulge my personal list of sources so you know exactly where to find everything.

Here’s what a few MORE crafters have said about TheScrabbleGal’s tutorials:

"WOW WOW WOW... I love it Fab ideas & super quickly sent to me here in the UK. Thanks so much!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"


What are you waiting for? Join in the fun today!

Purchase HERE: Glass Tile Jewelry Tutorial

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LoL Cats "kitteh" iz so word.


“kitteh” iz so word. wurth twelvity-five points

TheScrabbleGal :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Really Great Scrabble Advertisements

I found these clever Scrabble advertisements from Ogilvy, based in Hungary. Fun!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Wanna get a FREE BONUS worth $10 right now? Join my mailing list to learn about new tutorials, product updates, and unpublished sales. When you sign up today, you'll get a free gift worth $10!

You can sign up in the box to the right. OR Send an email with your name to: thescrabblegal at gmail.com with the subject line: JOIN!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FREE PIFs (Pay It Forward)

I'm having a fabulous sale in my Paperesque Etsy shop.

I'll be posting FREE PIFs (Pay It Foward) in my Paperesque shop--all you have to do is pay the small fee and do something good for someone in return. Head on over to http://www.Paperesque.etsy.com to see if you can grab one!

Here is the listing for my Paperesque Bundle:

Congrats! You found the special sale! :)

PAPERESQUE Printable Box Templates are perfect for any special gift. They are simple to make and perfect templates for use as your own custom craft / jewelry boxes, birthday gift boxes, party favor boxes and for your wedding favors. Learn how to make your own beautiful gift boxes with PAPERESQUE diy printable gift box patterns, templates and tutorials today!

Learn to make all 9 PAPERESQUE Boxes with the PAPERESQUE BUNDLE (No. 001-009)

Dress up your special gifts and create a lasting impression with beautiful handmade boxes! Learn to make gorgeous boxes like these with PAPERESQUE custom box patterns and tutorials.

Please note that this listing is for an electronic tutorial and pattern for ALL 9 BOX SHAPES pictured above (not the prints). You can decorate this box in any color, print or even your own logo.

You’ll receive a 42 page full-color electronic PDF containing all of the following:
:: Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions and Tips
:: 3 Box Patterns/Templates For Each Box - Small, Medium, Large (any of the sizes can be further customized to your specifications)
:: Complete Materials List

As a bonus, I’ll even divulge my personal list of sources for materials, so you know exactly where to find everything pictured in the PAPERESQUE shop!

Pattern and Tutorial PDF will be emailed to your Etsy email account within 24 hours of purchase.

Simply pay the small listing fee and shipping fee! :)

Looking for these folding box / origami box templates, patterns or how to make instructions?
* Pillow Box Template
* Gable Box Template
* House Box Templte
* Pyramid Box Template
* Hexagon Box Template
* Cake Box Template
* Chinese Take Out Box Template
* Flower Gift Box Template
* Milk Carton Box Template

Then look no further, you've found them!

All photographs, patterns and text by PAPERESQUE are copyright protected. PAPERESQUE patterns and tutorials may not be sold, copied or forwarded without written permission.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Wow, Wow, Wow! Look at all of these great Scrabble Board quilts! I smell a new craft project coming on! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Great Scrabble Gifts For Scrabble Lovers

Looking for a gift for a Scrabble lover? You can make all sorts of jewelry and home accessories from Scrabble tiles! Purchase a ScrabbleGal Scrabble Tile Tutorial to learn how you can transform basic Scrabble tiles into one of a kind jewelry and accessories! Tutorials available instantly at TheScrabbleGal.com

TheScrabbleGal :)

Thursday, July 31, 2008


PAPERESQUE :: Beautify Your World With Paper ::

PAPERESQUE is a shop that celebrates my love for crafting with paper.

Dress up your special gifts and create a lasting impression with beautiful handmade boxes!

Perfect gift box templates and tutorials for wedding favors, birthday favors, party favors and more!

TheScrabbleGal :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Interview with TheScrabbleGal on CraftGossip!!!

Wanna know more about me? Check out my interview with Indie Crafts Editor Jaime over at CraftGossip!

Here's a little sample....

Tell us about your work. What kind of things do you make?

Tiles with style! Anything and everything from jewelry, home accessories, to even Scrabble related projects for your pets! I just recently started a tutorial and E-book series that teaches step-by-step how to make some of my favorite craft projects.

Why do you think scrabble tiles are such a great medium for creative crafting?

I love the process. And the challenge. Creating a new Scrabble tile project is in many ways like coming up with a new word when you’re actually playing the game of Scrabble. You start with a pile of tiles. You pick a few. Then you get stuck with a bunch of Q’s and Z’s and X’s and you think, “What the heck can I make with THAT?” But then you play around with the letters a bit. You take a look at the board. Eventually it starts to come together… And THEN the wheels start turning and you can’t stop the ideas from flying left and right!

That very same creative process takes place when you make your own Scrabble tile creations yourself. Once you learn a few simple techniques, the whole thing becomes super addictive. You start carrying around a pen and paper just to jot down all your ideas.

You can read the full interview HERE!

TheScrabbleGal :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

People Who Scrabble

Jason Mraz: "Pop music's biggest word freak"

- Entertainment Weekly, "Playing Scrabble with Jason Mraz"

TheScrabbleGal :)

Another Amazing Scrabble Wedding Cake!

"Josh and Stephanie met at a Scrabble Game. He proposed on a Scrabble board. They had a Scrabble wedding cake. =D"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to Make A Fingerprint Mini-Mosaic--Crafting with Scrabble Tiles-- Featured on JunkCreation!

One of my craft projects using Scrabble tiles was recently featured on JunkCreation, here's the blog post!

Laura, better known as TheScrabbleGal, is going to share with us a fun DIY project involving some re-purposed Scrabble tiles and a few other household materials.

She started creating handmade jewelry and crafts from recycled Scrabble tiles while in college. Now she’s a full-blown Scrabble tile addict. Well, perhaps I should refer to her as an artist instead! That’s her Scrabble tile cuff link to the left.

TheScrabbleGal offers an entire line of E-Book tutorials on how to make more than 77 Scrabble tile jewelry and craft projects, many of which incorporate recycled or re-purposed materials. Check out her Etsy shop — http://thescrabblegal.etsy.com/.

Now, a guest post straight from TheScrabbleGal:

This is a project I love teaching, because it’s easy, fun and great for kids! We’re going to make a fingerprint mini-mosaic using Scrabble tiles. All you need are some old Scrabble tiles, an ink pad and a little bit of white primer or paint.

Step 1: Set aside the tiles you’re going to need to spell out the words “Hand Print”

Step 2: Take 11 tiles (any letters will do) and prime the non-letter side so they are completely white. Add a second coat if necessary, and allow to dry completely.

Step 3: Using your old ink pad (be sure to use non-toxic ink) – one finger at a time, cover your fingertip in ink and press your fingertip on the white side of your tile to create a black-on-white fingerprint. Be sure to use one finger per tile. However, in the finished example, I’ve used two tiles for my right thumb. Also, I recommend practicing on a scrap piece of paper first, because getting just the right amount of ink can be a bit tricky. : )

Step 4: Arrange your tiles like the example above.

Step 5: From here, you can do a whole bunch of things – you can transform this into a refrigerator magnet, create a tiled-mosaic, or transform this into wall-art that can be framed and hanged – great for kids’ rooms. (I teach each of these techniques in detail in my tutorials, as well as how to use recycled papers instead of paint.) But there’s no reason to stop there. I’ve had a few Moms tell me that they’ve done a “baby’s first prints” scrapbook project using this idea. The options are endless.

Happy crafting!

Images via TheScrabbleGal.

Scrabble for iPhone

The iPhone version of the game currently includes three modes with three levels of difficulty. The game modes allow the user to play versus the computer, a solo game, and a Pass 'n Play—essentially a local multiplayer game with up to four competing local players. There have been grumblings around the Internet that a WiFi-enabled version is coming. We have our fingers crossed.

While deciding who you want to play your game against, you also have several different game styles to choose from. Among these are classic, a game to 75, a game to 150, an eight-round game, and a 12-round game. For those unfamiliar, the 8- and 12-round games refer to turns you are given before the game is over....

Scrabble for the iPhone is a nice port of a classic board game. If you love Scrabble, then it is easily worth the $9.99 price tag. If you are only a casual Scrabble fan, you may want to wait until the WiFi multiplayer version comes out.

Application: Scrabble (App Store Link)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Price: $9.99

Read the full review HERE

TheScrabbleGal :)

DIY: Learn How To Make Scrabble Tile Pendants

Wondering how to make Scrabble Tile Pendant Jewelry?

If you’ve got $20 to invest in materials and 2 hours of spare time, you can learn to make these gorgeous little jewelry tiles. Create one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry with repurposed Scrabble tiles! Making Scrabble Tile Jewely is very easy--I'll show you how!

My full-color, step-by-step tutorial “How To Make Beautiful Scrabble Tile Jewelry” teaches you everything you need to know to make your very own gorgeous Scrabble tile jewelry and Scrabble accessories. Learn how to make Scrabble Tile pendants the Scrabble Gal way! :)

You will receive a full-color electronic PDF containing the all of following:

* 17 Full-Color instructional photos * My 8 Shortcut Secrets
* Complete List of Materials (by the way, everything is non-toxic)
* Answers to the 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions
* 7 Troubleshooting Tips

My personal email address - just in case you run into any questions along the way, or simply want to share photos of your finished product!

And as a bonus, I’ll even divulge my tightly-guarded Personal List of Online Source of Materials, so you know exactly where to find everything.
Everything is non-toxic perfect, the perfect arts and crafts project for kids of all ages. Great for camp activities, slumber parties and birthday parties too! :)

Tutorial is available for purchase at The Scrabble Gal Etsy shop. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

DIY: How to Make Custom Photo Jewelry

Learn how to make your own personalized jewelry with your favorite photos!

My full-color, step-by-step tutorial “How To Make Your Own Custom Photo Jewelry” teaches you everything you need to know to make your very own gorgeous photo jewelry or home accessories using craft or Scrabble tiles. I guide you through the entire process including photo editing so that you can make the most of your photos!

You will receive a full-color electronic PDF containing the all of following:

20 Full-Color instructional photos
A Complete List of Materials (by the way, everything is non-toxic)
Shortcut Secrets
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions
Troubleshooting Tips

My personal email address - just in case you run into any questions along the way, or simply want to share photos of your finished product!

And as a bonus, I’ll even divulge my tightly guarded Personal List of Online Source of Materials, so you know exactly where to find everything.

Custom photo jewelry is great for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduation and just about any other celebration. Make something unique! :)

My tutorial is available at my Etsy Shop: The Scrabble Gal :)
What are you waiting for?!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


The addicted to Etsy cartoon and post did so well, we decided my husband needed to open his own shop!

Things can get a little tense over in Etsy land, hopefully his shop will remind everyone that crafting is fun...crazy sometimes, but fun! :)

FYI: We're looking for a caption for his new cartoon. Enter the caption contest HERE: http://craftycartoons.blogspot.com/2008/07/caption-contest-2-enter.html

Here are the details:
Each week, we provide a cartoon in need of a caption. You, the reader, submit your caption below, we choose the finalists, and you vote for your favorite! If you’re selected as a finalist, your name and website (if you’d like) along with your caption will be featured on the site. If you’re voted as the winner, you’ll receive a free digital print of the cartoon from the artist with your winning caption!

Head on over to http://craftycartoons.blogspot.com/ for more info!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Addicted to Etsy Cartoon

Courtesy of TheScrabbleGal's Husband :)

You are more than welcome to feature this cartoon on your blog or website, all l I ask is that you please link it back to http://www.thescrabblegal.etsy.com/.

Want more Addicted to Etsy humor, check out my previous post: You Know You're Addicted to Etsy When....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel are Addicted to Scrabble

"Sometimes you just wanna eat dinner, have fun and play Scrabble. Jimmy and I are addicted to it. We end up playing an extra hour past the time that we say, 'This is ridiculous. We're not gonna be glad we played Scrabble til 3 in the morning.'"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Want to Make Custom Scrabble Tile Pendants, Scrabble Tile Accessories, or Learn Other DIY Scrabble Tile Crafts?

You've come to the right place! I have tutorials! Original Scrabble Tile Jewelry Tutorial, Custom Photo Jewelry Tutorial, Scrabble in Style v. I (77 Fun & Fresh Scrabble tile crafts) and of course, the ScrabbleGal Bundle for those who want to learn it all and get the biggest bang for their buck! :)


Do not purchase Scrabble tile collage sheets with the intention that you will simply be able to print them out on your home printer and use them for your Scrabble crafts. I've received numerous convos (that's short for conversations) from people on Etsy who can't figure out why the Scrabble tile collage sheets they bought from other sellers don't work! Printing these collage sheets on regular paper, even photo paper on your home printer, will just result in a blurry mess. Sellers are advertising them as "just print and use" but they don't work like that :(. If the images don't blur on you after a few hours, they will after a few days. So please keep this in mind!

Don't want to use Japanese papers? I have a great list of alternatives to Japanese papers in my Scrabble in Style v. I E-Book.

Need any help with your Scrabble tile crafts? Send me an Etsy convo HERE :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Playing with your food....

Yup! Veggies play Scrabble too!

Some of the cute comments this photo has received:

"How'bout it. That darn cauliflower has his little tomatoe buddy looking at my tiles! And that celery has a total height advantage. He thinks he's so cool because he's the tallest. A rotten bunch these are!"

"that cauliflower is totally looking at your tiles. but I'd look out for the celery, if I were you. I mean it has 8 tiles on its rack. that's not kosher!I love, love, LOVE scrabble.This is so awesome :)"

+ Via ecospc

Monday, July 7, 2008

1 Month Etsy Anniversary! :)

Today marks the end of my 1st month with Etsy!

I've had a blast! I've had 55 sales, earned over 100 hearts from my fellow Etsians and have met the most incredible people through the forums, chats and of course my buyers! :)

Here's just a sample of the amazing feedback my buyers have left me!

"Great instructions, seller is very helpful!!!"

"Not only is this a great ebook with a fresh take on scrabble tiles, but the service was EXCELLENT!! Thank you!"

"What a wonderful tutorial! I've never seen any instructional ebook more professionally done than this one. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in learning this craft to purchase this promo pack. You will learn invaluable tips and tricks and be on your way to creating beautiful Scrabble jewelry (and the likes) on your own. Laura is wonderful to work with!"

"The tutorial arrived very quickly and communication with TheScrabbleGal has been great! After looking through all the tutorials I am anxious to give this Scrabble tile thing a try. Thanks for the great offer."

"You rock girl! This is a fabulous deal! I was already making Scrabble tile jewelry, but it looks like this has SO much useful info. Great job! You can tell a lot of work went into this E-Book."

"What a great set of tutorials! I'm sitting here right now with my scrapbook papers and an old set of Scrabble tiles. Leaving Mod Podge on the keyboard. :)"

"Within 15 minutes of my payment, the item arrived in my inbox! Awesome! It definitely includes info promised plus some! I will have fun gettin' creative! :)"

"These ebooks are very well done, very professional. Easy to understand, great pictures, excellent directions. This is a bargain! Thanks!"

TheScrabbleGal :)

You Know You're Addicted to Etsy When...

This post is for all the Etsy addicts out there! Etsy addiction is serious!!! Here are a few responses from a thread I started in the Etsy forums a few days ago!

They are hilarious!!! Hope you enjoy them! I'll be adding to the list when I get some more updates!

TheScrabbleGal :)

You Know You're Addicted to Etsy When.....

* "Nobody in the family gets any food or clean clothes!"

* "Etsy is the first thing you run to in the moring and the last thing you see at night . . ."

* "OK this is a true story, last week I threw my back out and was in bed flat on my back for 2 days. It hurt to even breath. My husband asked me if there was anything he could get me and with so much agony in my voice I said just my laptop. He rolled his eyes and said you have issues!!"

* "Yes, my home page is etsy.com. ALso, I have dreams about etsy regularly! One dream was you could see who was looking at your items. I've had other dreams and awoke thinking, did that really happen?"

"You know you're addicted when you have nightmares that you have shipped the wrong items to folks, only to wake up in the middle of the night and check your inventory!lol: )"


"When your in church the whole time you pray that by the time you get home you've made a sale."

....stay tuned for more! Post on the thread HERE

Scrabble Tiles (Points by Letter)

Here's a break down of Scrabble Tiles / Scrabble Pieces (Points by Letter)

Blank/Wild: 2 tiles, 0 points
A: 9 tiles, 1 point
B: 2 tiles, 3 points
C: 2 tiles, 3 points
D: 4 tiles, 2 points
E: 12 tiles, 1 point
F: 2 tiles, 4 points
G: 3 tiles, 2 points
H: 2 tiles, 4 points
I: 9 tiles, 1 point
J: 1 tile, 8 points
K: 1 tile, 5 points
L: 4 tiles, 1 point
M: 2 tiles, 3 points
N: 6 tiles, 1 point
O: 8 tiles, 1 point
P: 2 tiles, 3 points
Q: 1 tile, 10 points
R: 6 tiles, 1 point
S: 4 tiles, 1 point
T: 6 tiles, 1 point
U: 4 tiles, 1 point
V: 2 tiles, 4 points
W: 2 tiles, 4 points
X: 1 tile, 8 points
Y: 2 tiles, 4 points
Z: 1 tile, 10 points

TheScrabbleGal :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008



I have a BUY 1 GET 2 FREE promotion going on in my Etsy Shop right now! Save over 50%!!!

Mentioned the code BLOG in the message to seller and I'll include a FREE Scrabble tile Collage Sheet--makes 196 Scrabble tiles!

Great for anyone interested in jewelry making! Wanna do custom jewelry making? Check out my Custom Photo Jewelry Tutorial (Custom Picture Jewelry Tutorial).

Looking for fun summer activities for your kids? All my crafts are non-toxic and kid-friendly! Over 70 Scrabble craft ideas your kids can make and enjoy!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Did you know...

The highest number of points that can be scored on the first go in an English language game is 128 – with Muzjiks – which means Russian peasants.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

RIP Playing Scrabble

Death and Scrabble:

Some interesting Scrabble tombstones / Scrabble headstones / Scrabble gravestones

+ Via Solteronita
+ Via JohnMartine63

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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+ Via CrazyZombies

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Addicted To Scrabble


According to starpulse, "Pop star Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend Jessica Biel are addicted to word-making action game Scrabble.

The SexyBack singer and his actress lover spend many nights indulging their passion for board games instead of going out. Biel says, "We do a lot of dinner parties and we play board games. I love Scrabble." "

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


That's right! You can now order any (or all) of the Scrabble Gal E-Books and receive the files instantly.

*Purchase them directly at the Scrabble Gal Shop! *

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Scrabble Wedding Cake!

You know you're a true Scrabble fan when you have a Scrabble-themed cake at your wedding! This super impressive Scrabble cake was created by Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box in Denville, New Jersey.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

An Etsy Tip For New Sellers

Here's an Etsy tip for newbies (especially those starting to stock their store):

A lot of newbies make the mistake of putting everything they have for sale up right away. You may be eager to get your store up and running, but don't post all your items the same day. You are much better off listing a few items a day. It may take you a week or two to get everything up, but it will pay off. Why?

Well, Etsy organizes items in the order of when they were uploaded. The new(er) items will show up first in searches. If you post all your items in one block of time, all of your goods will be buried together. If you spread things out and post over the span of a week (and at different times of the day) your goods will appear on several search pages.

Buyers are more likely to find your items this way and if buyers find you, they may buy from you! Think of it as a way to get the most out of your .20 Etsy fee. :)

Want to expand on this tip? Feel free to leave your comments below.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jimmy Kimmel...Scrabble's Celebrity Doubles Winner

Jimmy Kimmel and his producer, Daniel Kellison, took home the winning prize last week, beating out Seth Green and Skeet Ulrich in the final round. What did they win? Only a one-of-a-kind SCRABBLE: Swarovski Encrusted Board Edition featuring more than 30,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals!!

“Everything about SCRABBLE sparkled last night at the 60th Anniversary celebration — from the crystal-encrusted game board to the Hollywood stars in their finery, marking a fitting tribute to America’s most popular word game,” said Jay Bruns, Director of Marketing, Hasbro Games. “Now, with the launch of the SCRABBLE: Diamond Anniversary Edition Game, we’ve created special new features that make it easy for everyone to enjoy their favorite game anytime, anywhere.”

Animals Who Scrabble :)

Cats Scrabble too!

+ Photo via racheldonovan