Monday, April 27, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day is almost here

What are your plans to celebrate a day just for you? We've scheduled a full day of activites including food, friends, freebies and FUN, FUN, FUN! Call the store today to reserve your spot for our 2nd Annual Cropfest. We've already set out some awesome raffle prizes that you purchase tickets for starting today.

2nd Annual Cropfest
Saturday, May 2nd
9:00am-12:00 Midnight
(included 3 meals, a raffle ticket and a goodie bag valued at $25.00)

Friends don't let friends CROP alone.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April Challenge Entries

Joan T

Teri K

Shelley O

Debbie F

Joyce M


Irene B

Naomi C

Brooke M

Pat C

Cindy S

Above are all of the entries for our April 'Think Green' challenge. We sold a total of 23 kits (a sell again) and 11 were returned in time for judging. As announced in our email newsletter Cindy S. won this month and was awarded her $50.00 gift card to the store. Many of our customers also 'voted' Cindy as the winner. Her layout is truly stunning and has to be seen in person to be enjoyed. Come in on Friday May 1st to get your May challenge kit and while you're there check out these layouts upclose - you really will be impressed. In case this is the first time you're hearing about our scrapbook challenge, here's a few details... purchase a kit for $5.00 (this is usually our cost so the kit actually has a retail value of $10), complete the project in 14 days and return it for judging. We display the entries for one month and the winner receives a $50 gift card to the store. What could be better than that??

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bazzill Matchmaker

Have you heard that Bazzill Basics just launched a new color matching program? Yeah that right, no more trying to pick the perfect color matches to your favorite collections of patterned papers. They currently have 32 different companies that you can select from and the color match program will give suggestions based on the collection of papers you have. Here's an example - Let's try Basic Grey's new collection Lime Rickety (which we juszt got in at the store). Here are the color matches they suggest:

Isn't that so cool?? I can't wait to try it the next time I'm picking cardstock. Check it out for yourself here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lots to tell...

It's been a while since we last blogged so this post will hopefully prove to not only be informative but useful.

New this week we got the following items. As always, they look much better in person so come in today to see these products and more.

Cloud 9 - Alyssa's Garden

Tattered Angels - Clear Stamps, Chipboard Fonts, Chipboard Albums, Glimmer Stencils, and new Glimmer Mist Colors

Sandylion - Disney papers and embellishments, Essentials in many themes including Easter, Fourth of July, Mom and Dad

Also, today we received all new papers and glitter sticker letters from GCD Studios. The papers come either shimmery, glittery or die cut - they are all really gorgeous. The alphabet stickers are also glittered and are a great value. Each pack comes with 5 sheets of stickers and 2 different fonts for just $3.59! No more running out of the popular letters.

The 'Think Green' challenge kits were due yesterday and judging starts today. The winner will be announced by email and awarded the grand prize - a $50.00 gift certificate. Preorder your May kit today - there are only 20 and they're going fast. As added incentive, prepay for five (5) kits and get your sixth for FREE!

In case you haven't heard, National Scrapbook Day is just around the corner. Here are a few ideas to make your day PERFECT...
1. Early to bed and early to rise! Nothing like added energy to get through the day! Our customers are known to line up early for a great goodie bag.
2. Don't worry about the family - Have the hubby takes the kids for the day which includes: all kids sports whether it be a practice, game or both, birthday parties and then an afternoon spent at Chuck E. Cheese.
3. Hubby then continues into the wee hours of the evening, including making meals for the kids and having a sleepover for all the kids. This includes all the children of your scrap buddies. After all the two of you do need to spend bonding time together.
4. For those of you without kids - sending your hubby away for the weekend of fishing, camping or a favorite sports event is genius ~ you can get the bags in the house before he see's the evidence! This will even give you a few extra hours to do a few layouts!
If these aren't reason enough, then come for the food, freebies, friends and FUN FUN FUN!! We will be hosting our Second Annual Cropfest on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10:00am-Midnight. Look for more details in the next couple of days. If you don't need details, we are taking reservations starting today. Remember friends don't let friends CROP alone.

Tax day is here - To mark this special day we're starting our Spring Stimulus Event. Running April 15th through our National Scrapbooking Day event on May 2nd, any purchase of $25.00 or more receives a free gift with a starting retail value of $5.00. You'll even get your Frequent Buyer punches for this purchase so you're really getting 2 gifts with purchase.

Well, we told you this post would be packed with info. That's all we have for today, but be sure to check back soon because Nina has become blog addicted and she'll soon be posting lots of goodies she's found on the net...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Is it Christmas?

Lately, we've been feeling like it has been Christmas. Joe, our UPS guy has been visiting us everyday this week and last. Here's just some of the goodies he's brought to us....
Creative Imaginations Graduation and Easter collections
Die Cuts with a View - Animal Crakers, Taj Mahal, Whimsy, Garden Party, Safari Chic, La Creme, Citrus collections
Prima - Flirty Little Secret, Mommy and Me, Life's Colors, Signs of Spring collections - Flowers galore, Say it in Crystals, Pearls and Studs

Bazzill Basics -Spring colors in solids, metallics and swiss dot textures
Also, this week our April 'Think Green' scrapbook challenge started. If you haven't picked up your kit yet, get it soon, not only because there are only 5 kits left but because the clock is ticking. Participants need to return their completed layout by April 14, 2009. Enter today for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card!
Come see all the new stuff and get a bargin while your here. The sale aisle has been expanded and now marked down even more - save a whoppping 75% off all paper and embellishments Saturday and Sunday only. It's our Spring Sweep sale and you can also save on all Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas/Winter, Valentine's Day and St. Patricks Day stuff. Save 40% off on these seasons this weekend.
The challenge is on. If you haven't already picked up your kit, it's available now. If you haven't, there are only 5 kits left. Enter today for your chance at a $50.00 gift card!
Ther're in... Kokuyo Tape N Roller refills are here. Our normal supplier told us that they were on backorder from Japan but we found a new vendor so we've ordered a ton. We have some in stock now and will be getting more in a few days.
We've had many inquiries about our website. Unfortunately, it's still under construction. Our IT guy is working fast and furious to get it up and running. If you need to contact us after hours, please email us at We'll let you know when the new site becomes available, believe us we can't wait either!
Have a great weekend, don't forget the sale and challene and we'll see you real soon.