Saturday, August 29, 2015

September Crop time

Hi Everyone,

It's the last weekend of summer and moms everywhere will be doing the happy dance on Monday.    It's getting to be you time to come craft with us!  We have lots of new products in the store and wonderful classes to get your creative juices flowing.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Biggest Yard Sale Ever! Rain or Shine Sunday September 27th Noon-4 PM

Hi Everyone,

We are gearing up for our biggest yard sale ever!  Both stores will be in use for our yard sale, so we will have 18 people selling indoors!  Shop early for some amazing deals.

Our Yard Sales are the absolute best place to find crafty bargains!  Set up starts at 11 AM and shopping starts at Noon.  

All customer yard sale purchases must be made using Scraps 

Cash (store credit). Scraps Cash is not redeemable for actual 
cash but can be used for purchases at Photo Scraps.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Graphic 45, Adult Coloring Books & New Lawn Fawn

Hi Everyone,

The Lisa's worked hard today checking in tons of new products for you.   The New Graphic 45 lines and new Lawn Fawn arrived. These lines are gorgeous in person.

New Mon Amour

New Worlds Fair

New Lawn Fawn

New Impression Obsession - Ladies this order was placed before your special orders were sent thru.   We did not pull your orders if all the stamps were not in.  

Benefits of Adult Coloring Books

Many of you were in this weekend and purchased all the Coloring books.  Luckily, we received another order and new titles!

This article was copied from the Coloring For Fun Blog BY: 
It used to be that coloring books were something you bought to keep kids occupied at the kitchen table or on road trips. Toddlers through to teenagers have long enjoyed the pleasures of scribbling over, painting on, coloring in, or painstakingly creating masterpieces of pink, green, and orange glory.
Now grown ups are getting in on the action, and discovering the benefits of coloring in that they’d long since forgotten. Here are some great reasons you might like to try adult coloring in books, too.

The Benefits Of Adult Coloring Books

1. Stress Release

The Five Key Benefits of Adult Coloring BooksWe all lead busy lives. The pace of contemporary society means that people are working longer hours, and our attachment to mobile devices stops us from unplugging even when we leave work. Coloring books give us an opportunity to stop, sit down, and focus on a single, simple task that requires repetitive actions that do not tax our minds. The repetitious action of coloring in can be extremely soothing and provide us with a gentle way to release stress by taking pleasure in a no-pressure activity. No deadline, no demands. Just gentle play.

2. Nostalgia

Speaking of play, you may be surprised to find that coloring in makes you feel like a kid again. The first time I tried coloring in as an adult, I couldn’t believe how quickly I was transported back to my childhood bedroom desk, where I used to use pretty much every color crayon in my yellow Crayola Caddy to fill in my coloring in books (the silver and gold crayons were always my favourites). Give it a try and prepared to regress. Coloring is a form of play, and play isn’t just for children. It has enormous mental health benefits for all ages and helps us to relax in a creative, unstructured way.

3. The Pleasure of Making

The Five Key Benefits of Adult Coloring BooksAs knitters, woodworkers, writers, and other creative types know, there’s an immense pleasure gained from making something new and unique in the world. Even if someone else is coloring in exactly the same picture as you, nobody else in the world is going to do it the way you do. Your unique choices of color, media, coloring techniques, and approach mean that you’re making something new. Emotionally, it makes you feel good. Practically, it gives you something cool to stick on the fridge and smile about every time you get out the milk.

4. Sense of Accomplishment

This is another emotional one – when you finish coloring a picture, you get that lovely buzz of ‘woohoo!’ that accompanies finishing a job done well. Coloring in does not have to take a lot of time (though some people love it so much they spend hours at it) and it doesn’t require hard work to achieve a warm, fuzzy, sense of accomplishment.

5. Bonding for Parents and Kids

If you have children, then sitting down with them and a couple of coloring in books can be a great way to spend time together. While they color in superheroes and television characters, you can lose yourself in the quiet intricacies of a secret garden or mandala patterns. Spending focused time with your kids when you’re not distracted by your phone, other people, household chores, or work, helps to build stronger relationships and open up communication between you. Research has shown that boys, in particular are more likely to open up and chat with you if they are engaged in another activity at the time.
So enjoy your adult coloring in time and its many benefits, ranging from stress release, nostalgia trips, and the pleasurable act of making something, to a sense of achievement and even parent-child bonding time. Coloring in helps us to remember some of life’s simpler pleasures and encourages us to slow down to enjoy them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last Two Days for Bag Lady Bonus Days, New Altenew Stamps & Wacky Wednesday Cards

Hi Everyone,

Bag Ladies don't miss out on the last two days for your Bag Bonus.   15% Off!   

We have some great classes this week including August Graphic 45 cards on Wednesday, a Mermaid Canvas on Thursday, Free Documented Life Group (Art journaling workshop) on Friday.

New Altenew stamps
More Stampendous

New Idea book - This book will be perfect for when we receive our order of Illustrated Faith papers and stickers.  Please let me know if you would be interested in joining a Documented Faith Group.  
Wacky Wednesday Cards
Lisa created two cards for you that are perfect for the animal lover in your life.  Available all day Wednesday & Thursday, just $2 each.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Adult Coloring Books, Bag Lady Bonus Days & Pre-Order Impression Obsession Dies

Hi Everyone,

Don't forget that this is a Bag Lady Bonus Weekend.  I was going to place the Impression Obsession order today but we just got their new die catalog.  I have all the pages below for you to look at and order from.  You have til Monday to place your pre-order for the dies and stamps.  Call us 410-549-5187

The last time we got the adult coloring books in stock, they sold out in 1 day.  This time, I ordered a lot of books for you!  We also have most of the Zentangle books, which have been so popular with all our Zentanglers.   Nancy will be teaching Zen-tangle 101 on September 2nd if you want to learn all about it.

We restocked the very popular charms.

Pre-Order Impression Obsession Holiday Dies

Hi Everyone,

Impression Obsession just released a New Holiday Catalog of dies.  We will be placing this order on Monday,  Just call the store and let us know what you would like.   410-549-5187

Bag Lady Bonus Days, Wacky Wednesday & New Moxxie

Hi Everyone,

Dog days of summer getting you down?  Come hang out with us and get creative instead of doing housework.   We have some great classes, Wacky Wednesday Cards and an All Day Crop Friday.

We have a special deal for our Bag Ladies!  

New Wedding Papers from Paper House
We restocked all the beach papers from Paper House since they sold out so fast.

We have some ABC Primer Papers open stock now.

New Music Paper from Moxxie
New Country Paper from Moxxie.

New Halloween Paper from Moxxie

New Jillibean Soup

New TryFold Stamps from Art Impressions

New Scrap & Stamp Magazine
Carol Heppner kicks off the Halloween extravaganza in the October issue with "Halloween Treat Holders & A Quick Halloween Centerpiece." Following this spooktacular cover story are "Halloween Cards for the Males in Your Life" and "Trick-or-Treat Wreath & Place Card Bales," both equally as "boo"-tiful! Not into stamping for the season? Check out two terrific technique articles--"Mosaics" by Judi Kauffman, or "Amazing Aquatints" by Sara Naumann. As always, SSA features reader favorites like the "Whose Stamp is it Anyway?" contest, "Simple Stampin'" card gallery and "Inklings" tips & tricks. Find all these great ideas and more in the October 2015 issue.

Wacky Wednesday Cards
Things will be a bit fishy this week at Photo Scraps.  Lisa Halstead got some new stamps to play with and she had a good time.  Available all day Wednesday and Thursday, just $2 each.