Tuesday, June 30, 2009

7 Gypsies Binderie - Preorder today

Have you seen this cool new tool from 7 Gypsies? Some people including us at the store thought, ok so it's an automatic hole punch - big deal, then we saw this video and fell in love. Imagine the possiblities... multiple sheets of cardstock, chipboard, transparencies, acrylic albums, grungeboard and grunge paper, fabric and even metal! Come check out our demo model and give it a try for yourself. We'll have lots of stuff for you to punch and you're sure to fall in love too. We've ordered 12 and we're sure they'll sell out fast - reserve yours today. They retail for $39.99 and if you come in on Sunday July 5th, we'll give you $5 bucks off. Be sure to visit the 7 Gypsies blog and check out the cool contest they're having featuring the binderie - yours could be the highlight of the Orlando CHA trade show....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

June Challenge Entries

Here are the June scrapbook challenge entries. The theme this month was Ready for Rub-ons and each contestant was given a set of alphabet rub-ons, a set of numerals and some rub-on elements along with other products and a sketch they were asked to loosely follow. Each of the entries were truly inspiring and the rub-ons were creatively incorporated in their pages. We still have a few kits available for just $5.00. Even though this month's challenge is over, you can still use the kit and these layouts as your guide and create your own fabulous layout or some cards.
Lori S.

Jennifer L.

Pat C.

Joan T.

Sandy D. - Winner

Irene B.

Naomi C
Naomi C.
The July kits are available for presale and will be released on July 1st. Purchase the kit for just $5.00 and enter your layout for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card. Everyone knows that we could all use more scrapbook stuff and $50 worth free would be awesome!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June is here

Where has this year gone? We're already in June and that means the year is half over. As the saying goes the older you get the faster the years go by. It's all good though because that means we've been busy filling our shelves with new products, creating scrapbook layouts and mini albums and planning special monthly events all for you. Included in those special events is our Monthly Scapbook Callenge. May's challenge was titled "April Showers bring May Flowers" and once again we had a sell out month. Many of the challengers were quite busy with the Memorial Day holiday and the end of school so we only had 5 entries returned for judging. What great odds for a chance at a $50.00 gift card! We selected Eva C. as our challenge winner. Her layout was truly stunning and many customers were inspired by her design and execution. Here are pictures of all the entries:

Eva C.
Lynn R.
Jolene T.
Pat C.
Joan T.

Speaking of time passing, we realized that we never posted pictures of our National Scrapbooking Day crop. The post was created but never got posted. The ladies that joined us for the day had a great time and went home with armfuls of prizes and giveaways. All the croppers were asking when our next big crop would be, which by the way, will be our Scrappink Charity Crop at the end of September. Look for more info about it coming this August.

As for what's happening this month, did you hear? We're having a storewide sale tomorrow. Come in to get your hands on some awesome deals - 40% off the store (with a few exceptions), a clearance aisle with embellishments marked down 90%, clearance papers at 10 cents a sheet and all product from the BE collection 75% off. What a great way to stock up on papers and embellishments for upcoming crafts to make as holiday gifts! A sale is always exciting but don't forget to check out our class calendar too - we've got some wonderful classes and a Kids Kamp planned this month. Samples are displayed in the store and on our Calendar link in the sidebar.

Well, we better get back to preparing for the sale. Have a great day and we'll see you tomorrow!