Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Save a Tree, Be a Photo Scraps Bag Lady.

Photo Scraps wants to do our part in the movement to go Green. Many manufacturers are using recycled papers and soy inks. Karen Foster and Little Yellow Bicycle have given us fun tote bags to give out to our customers who want to go green. Spend $100 and you will receive a free tote bag. Here is the good part. All of our Photo Scraps Bag Ladies will enjoy 5% off of all future purchases in 2009 just for reusing your bag. (Bag must be present for discount to apply. Discount can not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Not valid for classes or crops.)

National Scrapbook Day Celebration Join us on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate National Scrapbook Day. We are having a Pajama Crop that evening from 6 PM to 2 AM. Our crops are lots of fun and we serve dinner, beverages and this crop includes chocolate fondue. Just $15 Spend $25 on May 2nd (before tax, not including crop fees), you will receive a FREE Creative Cafe layout to go. We will have a few different layouts for you to choose from. Limit one per customer.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New May Calendar

Creative CafĂ©’ is here with new layouts weekly.
Fee $3 all packed and ready to go.

TGIF & Ladies Night Crops – We’ll be cropping every Friday and Saturday night from 6-midnight. Dinner and dessert will be served. Fee $15

Pajama Crop-Crop til you drop and chocolate fondue too. 6 PM to 2 AM Fee $15

Scrapping 101- Join Gina for this beginners class & learn the basics to page design and color selection. Bring 5-8 photos & make 2 great pages. Fee $12

Photoshop Elements – This intro class will teach you how to make a page from a digital kit. Fee $20

Basic Grey’s All About Me Page of the month club.
Join Gina and make 2 pages for each month. We will start with May & June layouts. If you decide to take all 6 sessions, you will receive a 13th set of layouts for free.

All Occasion Card class - You will be making 6 cards in this fast paced class. Fee $24

SEI Lovebirds Mega kit layout class – Join Gina for 8 great layouts with lots of goodies to spare. Fee $29

“Write On!” - Make a resolution to add more meaningful journaling to your scrapbooks in 2009! Join Gina A. to learn the art of story-telling on your pages. Each student will create a beautiful 6 x 6 scrapbook while learning WHAT and HOW to write, HANDWRITING tips, COMPUTER JOURNALING tips, How to add HIDDEN JOURNALING to your layouts, And MORE! $25

Copic & Cuttlebug Demo Day- Join us for 4 great projects using Copic markers and the Cuttlebug. We will be teaching coloring techniques and cutting & embossing techniques. 1 Free project – additional tickets $1.

Copic 101 class with Lisa Hetrick. - The class will cover practicing the 1,2,3,1 technique on the stamped images that you will build the cards with & demystifying the number coloring system and practicing the techniques. Fee $22 (if you bring your own Copics) or $39 and you will receive 3 Copics of our choosing in the same color family.

SEI Bridgeport Mini Album - Join Tracy and you will whip up this 20 page mini book in less than 2 hours. There are lots of extra embellishments for you to really decorate your book. Fee $24

Bo Bunny –Surprise Birthday Explosion Box class. Fee $25

Bo Bunny – Little Man – Flip Fold Layout – Join Tracy to make this interactive page all about your little guy. Fee $17

Flair Summertime Album – join Tracy for this 20 page 8x8 mini album class perfect for your summer photos. Fee $26

Bo Bunny Friends Layered Chipboard Album with the new Alyssa paper line. Fee $29

Lisa Hetrick Card classes – Join Lisa as she uses some of the newest stamp collections available along with Copic markers. Fee $21

Tiffany Backpack with Mini Cards and Candy Tower – Join Chrissy for this adorable project where you will learn how to make a paper backpack filled with mini cards. $24

Good Boy Doggie Album – Join Gina for this special mini book all about your doggie. Fee $19

6 Glittery Zoo Animal Cards with Jill – Fee $21

Splash Layout Class from Technique Tuesday – You will make a beautiful wave layout using Technique Tiles, inks and rubber stamps. You also get to keep the stamp set, ink pads and stickles. Fee $29

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Preview of Copic & Cuttlebug Day

Happy Sunday!

It was nice going in late today and leaving early. Many of you know I always go in late but I usually stay late. We had a great crop yesterday but we had a ton of left over Italian food from J & P New York Pizza. Shon cleaned the house (ahhhhh, I'm very happy about that) and invited a bunch of people over for dinner. We still have left overs but now it is a managable amount.

We now have all our samples for our Copic & Cuttlebug Demo Day. You may be thinking that one card doesn't look like it has either Copic or Cuttlebug. True but since I made the card I wanted to play with new die cut cards we got in and the Tim Holtz ink blending tool we used at the convention in Boston. I like getting inky.
Join us Wednesday from 11-2 or 6-8 PM for our Demos. Just drop in and buy a ticket for each Demo you want to do. Each ticket is $1. We have having a special coupon for anyone who does 4 Demos, 20% off all Rubber Stamps (in stock and on the floor, not valid on special orders). We will also be having a Preview of our Photo Scraps Bag Lady Promotion. Details coming soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Preview of one of our cards for the Cuttlebug Copic Day

Hi all,

I got to play with paper and ink today. I'm working on a card for next week's Demo using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the ink blening tool. Ok, I probably have too many steps but it will be a fun card.

Cindy has made an adorable owl card for the demo that uses the Copics. I'm happy that we finally have great paper for coloring with the Copics on our demo. The blending is fabulous with the Prism paper. Here is the Card from Cindy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Colors of Glitter paper from Best Creations

Hi All,

Today we got more boxes from Best Creations. They make the best glitter paper available, in my opinion. We restocked their adorable baby paper that has glittery zebras. Wait til you see the cards that Jill made with these papers. Class is coming soon. Of course, we also got some new stuff from them. I'll post photos tomorrow. I especailly love the new cards with die cut fronts.

Here is the class photo of the new card class I added to the calendar on May 6th from 6-8 PM. I used Basic Grey Eva paper pad along with fibers, letters and rub ons. Fee $21

Free Make N' Take Wednesday

Hi Everyone,

We have a pretty card for you today. Lisa Halstead used one of the new Cornish Heritage Farms stamps and some pretty Basic Grey paper.

We had some fun new customers visit our store for the first time today and they must of had a good time because Chela even put photos on her blog. Check out Chela's blog for some fun fashion scrapbooking inspiration.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Layout of the week available

Hi everyone,

We had a fun and busy Demo Day on Saturday. Not as crazy as the cupcake Demo Day but lots of fun. I actually did a demo using the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. We got a little messy but that is the fun of the sprays.

Here is this weeks Layout of the Week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter


I'm so happy to see sunshine this morning. I hope it isn't freezing out today. Easter is always such a fun day for the kids. We start the morning off with our easter egg hunt all around the house. The bunny hides about 100 plastic eggs all around the downstairs of our house and the kids can wait to get up and search for them all. Of course, the bunny is tricky and hides some really good and we won't find them for months. I always take a lot of photos on Easter so I'll be sure to post some later.

We are having our Demo Day this Saturday from 11-4 PM. Demo Day is open to everyone whether you want to do just one demo or all the demos. We will have six tables and a variety of projects. No reservations are required, just drop in and work at your own pace. Our demonstrators will have everything ready for you to ink, color, spray and put together. We provide glue sticks for adhering things. If you prefer a tape runner, please be sure to label yours with your name so that everyone knows that it is yours. To get thru all 6 demos please allow for about an hour of your time. If you do all the demos, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your purchases for the day.

Demo Day Previews

Thursday, April 9, 2009

So Much to say so little time to type

Hi All,

If you are on the email list, you just received a giant email from me. That took a while and I finally gave up on getting all the class photos in it. I forgot to mention that we received 15 boxes of Bazzill cardstock in this week. Now, we have almost all the colors, except greens which they must have had a run on since they were out of all the good greens. (Run on sentence, I know. I couldn't help myself.

I'm getting back in the groove of unpacking boxes. Boy, have there been a lot of boxes. One of the great deliveries today was the new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. You will get this magazine for free with a $35 purchase, while supplies last.

Here is the updated Calendar thru May 9th. We are not having any crops this weekend in honor of the Easter holiday and we will be closed on Easter Sunday. We have 2 All Day Crops scheduled for April 25th and May 9th.

I'm getting ready for Easter and today the Easter Bunny visited the store. Who knew that the Easter bunny scrapbooks. In other scrapbooking news, we just received Smooch, Karen Foster, We R Memory Keepers, Reminisce, new Impression Obsession stamps of the month and new $1 stamps. Here is the new Tiffany's line.

The new MVP line.

New Impression Obsession stamps of the Month.

Here is the new Smooch shimmer ink.

We have new $1 bins up front filled with new wood block stamps, glitter glue and springy chalks.

Some of the fun samples that Lisa and I made at the trade show.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Calendar that goes thru May 9th

I just added 3 more weeks of classe . Please note that we moved Lisa Hetrick's All Occasion cards from April 23 to April 30th.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Getting back to the daily grove

Hi everyone,

I'm getting back into the grove at the store. My head is still spinning with all the ideas that were thrown at us this past weekend. We have some of our fun samples displayed in the store and classes will be scheduled as soon as we start receiving the products in. Cindy will be making a version of my butterfly hanger with alcohol inks.

We have a couple of fun Bo Bunny classes planned. Card classes galore. All so exciting but I'm trying to figure out how we are going to fit it all in the calendar.

Here are some more photos from our trip.

Lisa and me with Carol , who was a fellow store owner who also works for Hero Arts and Jennifer McGuire.

Here is Lisa with Suzy, the designer for My Little Shoebox. She was a ball of energy who owns a scrapbook store as well as designs.

Today we received in our We R Memory Keepers new lines Tiffany and MVP. The lines are so fun and I can't wait to play with the 6x6 paper pads.

I forgot to mention that we received an order from Cornish Heritage Farms the Kim Hughes collection. These are very fun happy stamps.