Wednesday, August 19, 2009

and The Winner is.......

We apologize. We have been so busy with all the new products that our UPS and FedX guys are delivering we forgot to pick a winner....from our 6th monthly Challenge (which was a sell out this month) The winner is our good and loyal friend and family member Joan T . Her layout of her new little grandson won her first prize. Good Job Joan.

In the stack of boxes we found our Zutter machines and accessories have been delivered.

Restock of our Paper House, Creative Imaginations. American Crafts, Tapestry and Pulp albums all sitting in our new display.

NEW NEW NEW Halloween, School, and Christmas from American Crafts, Creative Imaginations , SEI and more.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More CHA Goodies have arrived

This past week we have been inundated with boxes from our UPS Guy Joe. In an earlier post we mentioned all our goodies from 7 Gypsies - the Binderie is here, SEI, Creative Imaginations, Tapestry, Tattered Angels and Quickutz plus our shopping bags. Yes, our shopping bags are finally here, and the good news is we are NOT dicontinuing our "return a bag get a punch" program. We started this program at the beginning of this year, and if you haven't 'cashed in' here's how it works - for each Scrapbook Place bag you bring back or reuse, we will give you one punch on your Frequent Buyer card. Empty your closets today, you might end up with a full card worth 15% off your next purchase.

We did choose a winner for our August challenge in an earlier post today, but we didn't get the layout pictures posted so here they are. The challenge is a great way to show how many people can use the same products and get totally different results.

Joan T.

Stefanie M.

Judy W.

Pat C.

Shelley O.

Tamara M.

Sandi D.

Linda B.

Susan C.

Carolyn Q.

Katie B.
Have you seen Michelle Van Etten's layout on display in the store? She's coming to teach this incredible layout as well as a mini album September 11th (Friday) and 12th (Saturday). We do still have a few spaces left - sign up today so you don't get left out on this special event. You can see the full class description and supply list on our calendar.

We finally feel that the store remodel is complete. All the painting and trimwork are complete and we're just putting up the finishing touches. If you have't been to the store recently, you're in for a surprise. We've got a brand new look!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Michelle Van Etten is coming to Scrapbook Place

On the last day of CHA, we were enjoying a hot cup of coffee in front of the Graphic 45 booth and up walks Michelle Van Etten. We started talking and she asked if we'd like to have her come to the store to teach a class or two. Of course, we agreed right away and have now finalized all the details. Michelle will be teaching two fabulous classes for us featuring products from Graphic 45, Tattered Angels and Prima, all of our favorites. Find out a bit more info about Michelle...

Michelle has been passionate about scrapbooking since the middle of 2005 and has been teaching since Jan 2006. She is currently married to the love of her life Jim and they have 2 lively adorable children James 6 and Malia 2.She resides in Valrico, Florida where the sun shines most of the time. She has a degree in Psychology but chooses to stay home with her kids. Her passion for scrapbooking began as a way to showcase pictures of her family but she soon realized it was more a way of life, documenting and recording the events that shape our lives.

Michelle has been blessed by having the support and endorsement of many companies in her career. She is an endorsed educator for Canon, Prima Marketing Inc, Tattered Angels, Accucut, Sassafras Las, Sukara, Beacon Adhesives, KI Memories, Graphic 45, and Serif. These companies are represented in most all classes she teaches.

The biggest dream for Michelle came true last year when she co-created a line of clear albums for Prima. They designed the extremely popular "Build-A-Book", manufactured by Prima Marketing, Inc. The collection has over 35 interchangeable pages that all work together to allow the artist to create their own unique album. As a Clear Album expert she co-authored 2 books on the subject for Design Originals "Clear Cards" and "Clear Classy Albums". Michelle is currently on the Tattered Angels Design Team and Crafty Secrets where she gets the honor of playing with the hottest products on the market.

Michelle’s personal style reflects her personality, a little eclectic and whimsical with a sense of balance. Her work is Shabby Chic Eclectic and very dimensional. She loves to create her own embellishments using the papers as a foundation. If you ask her students they would say she is very upbeat and has a ton of energy. She would just say that energy is just her passion for teaching.

She has had the honor and distinction of teaching at CKU for 2 years and now will be teaching for Canon USA at many CKCs and the 1st ever CK Digital Scrapbook Retreat. In 2 years she has traveled all over the USA, Canada 2 times, Holland 2 times, France, Italy, and Germany. Who knows where this year will take her but one things for sure it will be great.

Michelle has been published over 100 times and is one of the featured artists in the new Memory Makers Books “Outstanding Mini Albums” by Jessica Acs. The book can be ordered at

Ok, so now that you have gotten to 'meet' Michelle, let's get down to the details. As we mentioned, she will be teacheing two classes on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th, 2009. The Friday class is called 'It's All About the Layers' and we have the class sample on display in the store. Then on Saturday, Michelle will be teaching a class called 'Tattered Traveler' and we will have the class sample this week. Here are a couple pictures as a sneek peak...
It's All About the Layers
Single Page 12x12 Layout or Canvas Wall Hanging
Two Class dates availabe
September 11, 2009
September 12, 2009
$35.00 (included a DVD of complete project)
($5.00 additional for canvas option)
Tattered Traveler Mini Album
September 12, 2009

10:00am-1:00pm or 5:00-8:00pm

$45.00 (included a DVD of complete project)

Can't make the class... ask about purchasing a kit for these fabulous classes. Each of Michelle's classes include a DVD showing all her techniques so it's like your getting private instruction!! How great is that... Signups have started already, so don't wait any longer. Call the store today to reserve your spot. Just to sweeten the deal, did we mention that during Michelle's visit, we are having a huge Anniversary party that you won't want to miss!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Clear Scraps goodness

Today we received part of our Clear Scraps order from CHA. The highlights were the new acrylic Sand Castle album and the acrylic Cupcake Album. Look for a class coming soon using the sand castle album with an all new product previewed at the show - real sand! Here's a finished sample from the show using the cupcake album - Isn't just yummy??

Pulp Albums back in Stock

Pulp Products are our all time favorite scrapbook albums. They are made right here in the USA and are of the highest quality around, plus they expand to hold lots of layouts. We just received a new shipment with tons of patterns to choose from. We also got more of the ever popular Ribbon Hinged Albums that make great Sign In Books for special events like Birthdays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitvahs and Showers. The 12x12 refills were on backorder but I have been promised that we'll be getting them next week. We'll post again when they come in.

Webster's Page

Webster's Pages Sweet as Cherry Pie collection has arrived. These papers are truly lushious and super thick double sided goodness. I can already smell the cherry pies baking.... Check out their blog for some amazing page layouts. In the coming months we will also be seeing the other paper collections, gorgeous trims, printed vellums, die cut sticker sheets and alphabet stickers.

Spooky Town by Imaginisce

If you love Halloween like we do then you'll love the new whisical Spooky Town collection by Imaginisce. The papers are double sided and the papers have glossy highlights.

We also received their Red and Black 12x12 scrapbook albums. These post bound albums
include twenty clear top-loading folios, and expands to showcase up to eighty scrapbook pages. Wrapped in a padded and stitched, leather-like finish, Urban Memory albums are archival safe to keep your memory treasures preserved as well as stylish. The outside cover is washable and fits the hottest trends, plus it's alterable!


Do you have Grandma's recipes sitting in a box, or pictures of a family tradition related to cooking or being in the kitchen? Well then this collection of papers and embellishments are just the thing. Cookbookin' has collections covering Grandma's recipes, Chocolate Lovers, Classic Cooking and Retro Diner . There's a ton of accessories and even a matching recipe binder. The holidays are just around the corner and what a great gift a nice recipe binder would make!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Upcoming Classes - Register Today

We have some terrific classes scheduled this month and there are still spaces available. Call (561-218-1006) or visit the store today to reserve your spot.

Happiness Is... 12x12 2 Page Layout
Teacher: Veronica
Date: August 14, 2009
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $35.00

What does Happiness mean to you? Is it your baby’s smile, the loyalty of your pet or just peacefully watching the sun rise. Sign up and cherish your memories with this adorable two-page layout and document your happy times. Have you ever wanted to paper piece but didn’t know how to begin? If so, then take this class and I will teach you to paper piece by making this cute blue bird of happiness in 3D. You will learn to cut, chalk, ink and layer your paper piecing to really make your pieces special.
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Supplies needed: Basic Class Kit, 3D mounting squares or dots, a black Zig-Writer or Micron 0.5 tipped pen, white opaque pen (inkssentials or equiv), paper piercer, light Blue, light green, brown (versa fine or equiv) chalk, and also dry chalk (pink) with applicator or q-tip.

Stamp Camp with Sheryl
Date: August 20, 2009
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Date: August 30, 2009
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $25.00

Come make this fun & flirty purse card set! It features a fun embellished cardstock tote along with four versatile thank you cards and envelopes (not pictured). This makes a wonderful gift or keepsake!
Skill level: Beginner to Advanced
Supplies needed: Basic tool kit, bone folder, red line tape

While you're there check out the class samples for the Guest Designer's classes coming in September and October. These classes are great opportunities to learn lots of techniques and use that product that you might have bought and didn't know how to use.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

CHA Update & Preview

We're home from CHA and feel that we were very productive. In the past the Summer Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show and Convention has been hosted in Chicago, this year the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando brought it to our back door. Being so close to home made it much easier to bring back new product samples and boy did we!!

In the past, we were always really excited after coming home from our all inspiring trip but then had to wait weeks or even months to receive the product. Luckily that's not the case this year and we are expecting deliveries as soon as this week.

Be on the look out for several new vendors coming to Scrapbook Place along with many of our long time favorites. We even have exclusivity to one of them, meaning we'll be the only store in South Florida to carry the companies entire new product line. Unfortunately we can't name names - the vendor wishes to remain anonimous, so mum's the word.... We'll be sure to let you know when the product arrives.

Our class calendars are already penciled in with exciting new and innovative classes and projects until the end of the year. Some of our plans include our 8th Anniversary Bash in September, several special events like our 3rd Annual ScrapPink Charity Crop and special Guest Designers. Speaking of guest designers, arrangements have been made with two extremely talented celebrity scrapbookers. We were approached on the trade show floor by these extremely talented artists and designers who asked us to come teach to our customers. We were totally flattered and of course agreed on the spot. We are taking advanced reservations and have the original autographed class samples on hand. Seats are limited and will sell out extremely fast. Book today for these exclusive, not to be repeated classes.

Now back to our 8th Anniversary Bash, in celebration of our 8 years of success, we're bringing in Guest Designer Michelle Van Etten. Michelle is a featured designer for Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, Prima and Crafty Secrets. Her class will feature products from these companies and introduce you to a really unique way of scrapbooking. Be sure to come see her layout at the store. Michelle's class will be on the class calendar for September so be sure to pre-register, as this class has been a sell out every other time she's taught it!