Monday, March 16, 2009

And the winner is...

If you haven't heard or read, this month launched our premiere scrapbook challenge. The kits sold out in a matter of days, and the store was a buzz of activity as the contestants brought in their layouts for judging. It was a tough choice - all the entries were great and we thank all the challengers who joined us. Here's a picture of the display showing all the entries.

So now it's time to announce the winner. We did publish a email newsletter earlier this week announcing the winner to this first challenge and she's already received and spent her gift card!!
Without further a due - the winner is Brooke Magee - here's her winning layout.

Again we thank each contestant and to show our appreciation we've decided to post each entry for your viewing pleasure. Pictures are posted in no particular order...

Joan T

Naomi C

Pat C

Kate W

Kara J

Sheryl L

Kay S

Jolene T

Sheryl L

Carol W

Nancy G

So now that the first challenge is finished and the winner as been rewarded its time to think about the next one. We're ahead of the game and already have the kits prepared. 'Think Green' is the challenge title for April and we are already taking pre-orders. There are a few spots left so make sure to call the store and reserve your kit before they're gone. Participants will be able to pick up their kits on April 1st. - Good Luck everybody!

Speaking of being ahead of the game, we've had our April class calendar available for about a week now and samples are displayed in store. We have added some new classes to our line up including a Cricut 101 class giving you an introduction to the cricut machine and a stamp camp featuring rubber stamps from Close To My Heart. Sheryl Levinson will be teaching you how to make a really creative card holder with four cards. This class is exclusive to our store and will not be taught again. The finished project will make a great gift if you're able to give it away...

Till next time - good night and have a great weekend.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Monthly challenge sold out!!

Our premiere monthly scrapbook challenge is sold out! Wow what a great response we got to our first monthly challenge - this month features a black and white theme and we're anxious to see all the contestants entries. If you missed out this month, please make sure to mark your calendars now for next month. Kits will be available on April 1st for just $5.00 (no fooling!). The challenge winner will be awarded a $50.00 gift card.

We haven't blogged recently - so shame on us, but it's for good reason. We've been busy with make improvements to the store, creating customized albums and personalized gifts for several new clients. Keep in mind that we don't only do scrapbooks, but cards, paper crafts and shadowboxes.
Changes always mean new product and we are expecting a ton of new stuff from Creative Imaginations and American Crafts. Speaking of new product today we received the Easter Time line from Pebbles Inc., and we got the April issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Also, as promised we got our Pulp order today so there are new albums and refills on the shelf. Get them before they're gone...

Here's some samples created from the Easter time line - Isn't it adorable?? Nina can't wait to get her hands on this for her kids classmates easter goodies.

Be sure to check the class calendar as we have some great classes this month including a cricut 101 class. Nina has been studing up and making notes to help you get your machine out of the box and make it work for you. The class will not only be informative but fun and you'll leave with a layout to boot.

With so much more product to come and insipration flowing we're here to help you create any and all of your papercrafting projects. We look forward to seeing you soon...