Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Madness!

Today has been a busy, fun day! We had croppers and shoppers here at or before 8am, and hot breakfast for the croppers! We finished dinner (from Rocky's) tonight, and the day is finally winding down. But don't worry - if you missed all the crazy deals we had this morning, there will be two more Crazy Coupon Days! Saturday and Sunday you can still bring in a competitor coupon, and use a store coupon (which we'll double it up to a total of 40% off). Plus, we have tons of merchandise on sale throughout the weekend, including Cosmo Cricket 8x8 pads for only $3.99, Heidi Swapp stamps for $1, Making Memories card kits for only $7.99, and many many more items at up to 50% off! Hope to see you this weekend!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New American Crafts Teen and Fancy Pants!

It's here - cute teen stuff for now (and the 80s too). It's surprisingly versatile, and comes with some adorable stickers, rub-ons and more! Check it out next time you're in!

We also have the new Fancy Pants Splendid paper and transparencies. Yes, they are valentine's day themed, but man - these are going to go quick (especially the v'day card paper).

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Adopted Family

If you haven't already read in our recent newsletter, we're adopting another family this year for the Holidays. This Livonia family needs our help to give their three young children a Christmas. We will be collecting new, unwrapped items from the list below until Monday, 12/15. When you donate one or more items to the family, we'll offer you 15% off a regular priced item (restrictions apply, see website for details). Here are the details for the family's needs:

1st Grade Girl (almost 7 yrs), wears size 7 in clothing and size 1 shoes/boots.
3-Year-Old Girl, wears 3T clothing and size 10 shoes/boots.
10-Month-Old Girl, wears size 18-month clothing and size 4 shoes.
Mom (we may end up getting a couple gift cards for her).

Even one item will make a difference to a family who is deserving. We will have a collection box near our tree, and will be dropping off the gifts to our contact in mid-December.

Newsletter Correction

Hey there... can you believe three of us proofread the newsletter, and none of us caught the fact that is says we're open next Thursday? Crazy, right? We will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the sales will begin on Friday, 11/28. Sorry for any confusion.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sneak Peeks Revealed!

If you've been following our sneak peeks for Black Friday, then you'll be happy to know I just sent out the November newsletter. Yes, it has all of the doorbuster sales in it! There will be more sales than what's in the newsletter, but those are the ones you will definitely not want to miss! Don't get the newsletter? Why not? Just kidding... you can find it on our website or here.

CSI Top Secret Prize Box Revealed

Lisa Hissong won our Top Secret prize in our CSI drawing. Everyone who participated received at least one entry. Lisa opened up the box while she was at the store, and here is what was inside... Congrats!

New Heidi Swapp, Cricut

We received a surprise shipment from Heidi Swapp and Cropper Hopper. Heidi sent us new Chipboard alphas in hip colors, as well as her mirrored mini albums & acetate pages (very nice). We also have new pages for the Cropper Hopper sticker binder.

Plus, today we received the new Hello Kitty Cricut cartridges! One is Greetings (adorable - even if you're not a huge HK fan!), the other is the font cartridge (again, adorable alphas). We have them for sale and for rent.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Crackle Paint - hooray!

We just received the new Tim Holtz Crackle Paint colors from Ranger! There are three metallic colors, and White Picket Fence! These colors will go fast!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Black Friday Sneak #3

Here's another peek at what will be on sale the day after Thanksgiving... I will have a very special deal (a value of almost 50% off) Nestabilities die sets! These dies are amazing, can be cut and embossed, and work with most standard die systems (like the Cuttlebug). They're especially great for card makers (hint: great gift idea). But this deal will only be from 8-10am while supplies last. Stay tuned for our newsletter this week, as well as more sneak peeks along the way.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Black Friday Sneak #2

Ok, since I'm in a blogging mood, I'll post another sneak peek for our Black Friday specials! Have you seen the Chocolate Box cardstock from Core'dinations? You'll really want to see it at its best - on sale! But you'll need to shop early for this deal.

CSI Event Recap

We had a lot of fun with the CSI event today, which was sponsored by EK Success, K & Company, Martha Stewart Crafts and Inkadinkadoo. At first glance, the store really did look like a crime scene, and there were several double-takes by people driving by. We had over 125 people sign up, although I think the weather kept some of you in... we do have some make & take kits left over. Stop in today and you may take one of each of the four make & takes free for the rest of the day. Beginning tomorrow, we'll have the kits available for $1 each.

Here are the links to instructions for the make & takes (in PDF format):

We also offered a drawing for those participating in the event. We drew a winner at 4pm today, and Lisa Hissong won our Top Secret CSI prize package! Congrats!

Anniversary Crop

I thought since we had such an awesome crop last night, I'd post some photos. We gave away 20 prizes, and enjoyed dinner from Rocky's and cake for dessert. The next couple Friday crops are steadily filling up, so sign up soon if you're planning on joining us!

Golden Ticket Winners!

Our Golden Ticket Grand Prize Winner is Barb Wojcik! She actually came in the store about 15 minutes after we drew the names, and was so excited she won. Barb won Free Scrapbooking for an entire year (all the crops and classes she can take up to $2000)!

We also had three runner-up winners who each won $100 toward crops and classes. They were Meegan Jenkins, Renee Lige and Meghan Crane. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and thank you for your support!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary Scrappy Chic!

Scrappy Chic is 2 years old today! It's an exciting day for many reasons. I stopped at the store this afternoon to draw our Golden Ticket winners (I'll post another entry with photos and names), and the store was already hopping. We've got a very full crop this evening, and we'll be giving away extra prizes, and we'll be having dessert after our wonderful dinner from Rocky's (I think it's chicken parmesan). I'm so happy we made it as far as we have, and I love our employees and customers for that. Today is the last day of our anniversary specials, but you can also join us tomorrow for our CSI event - free make & takes from 10a-12p and 1p-3p. Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Black Friday Sneak #1

I was up late last night planning our Black Friday specials (the day after Thanksgiving if you're not on the same page). I'm going to add sneak previews of what will be on sale for you between now and that special bargain-hunting day!

Sneak #1: Original Cricut machines and cartridges will be available at amazing prices (but only early in the morning).

I'm so excited about what we're going to have on (crazy) sale for you! I will be posting updates here before Nov. 28th, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We have 3 Bugs again!

Though we haven't had any new 3 Bugs in a Rug products in a while, we really liked their new stuff, so we added it! Just in - papers from their Home Grown and Calendar lines. It's super cute!

Mirror Kits Available

Remember Hailey's adorable Fragments mirrors? These things are still so popular, I decided to make them into kits! For $19.99, you get the mirror, glaze, instructions and enough Fragments to decorate your mirror. You just add paper (and paint if you choose). Not only do these make great handmade gifts, the kits will be a hit with crafters as well.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Little Tired...

Is how I feel. It's been a crazy busy weekend at the store (you know what I mean if you were there). My husband and I took the kids out to his parents new house in Jackson on a whim for one night. It was a great visit, but I wasn't able to sleep well.

Hopefully I can catch up this week, because we have some celebratin' to do! Our 2-Year Anniversary is this Friday, and our Anniversary Crop is sold out! We're getting things ready for that as well as our EK Success CSI event on Saturday 11/15. Our Scrapbook Leagues are wrapping up, and I'll even be teaching a couple classes this week. Enough rambling from me... I should get some sleep!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Cardstock for the wall

You might be seeing some changes to our cardstock wall soon. We're making some changes, and adding some new paper lines. We just got the new Bazzill polka dot cardstock (it's embossed with tiny adorable dots) in many colors, which should be out this weekend. We are also adding a smooth cardstock line and possibly more. We're always growing!

New Cricut Products are in!

We just received the new larger Cricut totes. It fits the regular machine and expands to fit the Expression machine as well (finally, right?). We also received the new Blackletter Solutions Cartridge. Make all your own Old English monograms with your machine! We have this cartridge available for rent and purchase!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pink Paislee arrived!

We have two new Pink Paislee lines - Tinsel Town and Sweet Cakes! Tinsel Town is a unique shimmery holiday line like you've never seen before! Sweet Cakes is an early entry in the Valentine's goodies, and it's not just about love (unless the love is cupcakes)... adorable!

More, more, more!

I stopped at the store last night and saw several new products we just got in! We restocked, and added to, our selection of Graphic 45 papers (so vintage and cool). We also just got in all the new Jenni Bowlin paper and bingo cards - an extension of the black & red line, along with the new Christmas and Valentines bingo cards in small and large size!

Plus, all new Creative Imaginations came in, and it's all across the board... there's more Holiday paper, Old Guys Rule Golf paper and stickers (very cool), as well as new Lego paper complete with the little Lego guys on it!

Also, for those of you interested in the Making Memories Slice machine and products, we're pretty much stocked now. We have most of the products in stock, including the machine. Stop in and ask for a demo if you'd like!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Golden Ticket Time

I was surprised to see that there were still a few specially wrapped candy bars at the end of the day yesterday! We will continue to give them out until they're gone. There are still several Golden Tickets that haven't turned up yet! If you didn't get a chance to get yours yesterday, you still have a chance today! One Golden Ticket holder will win FREE SCRAPBOOKING FOR A YEAR! That prize is worth $2000, and there are three other prizes worth $100 each!

The winner will be drawn on Nov. 14th at noon. You don't need to be present to win on the 14th, but you do need to turn in your Golden Ticket before then! Good luck!